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Becoming King - Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader Becoming King - Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader

Apr 13, 2015
Bonaparte - 1769-1802 Bonaparte - 1769-1802

Apr 17, 2015
Eleanor Marx - a life Eleanor Marx - a life

A portrait of the modern feminist offers insight into her contributions to her father Karl Marx's career, her literary achievements, and her influential advocacy of feminism from the center of British socialism.

Apr 14, 2015
Fortune's fool - the life of John Wilkes Booth Fortune's fool - the life of John Wilkes Booth

Apr 15, 2015
Grace Hopper - admiral of the cyber sea Grace Hopper - admiral of the cyber sea

Apr 16, 2015
I don't have a happy place - cheerful stories of despondency and gloom... I don't have a happy place - cheerful stories of despondency and gloom...

""Can't Kim be happy?" This is the question asked of Kim Korson--a female Woody Allen--at her first (and last) shrink appointment, and her chief dilemma in this fresh-voiced, hilarious take on what it means to be a malcontent. "Go find your happy place!" Kim Korson's befuddled husband exclaims one day, as his disgruntled wife is listing about the house (as malcontents are wont to do.) It sounds simple enough--only Kim can't. Because she doesn't have one. I Don't Have a Happy Place is an explorat

Apr 19, 2015
King John and the road to Magna Carta King John and the road to Magna Carta

Apr 19, 2015
Lincoln's autocrat - the life of Edwin Stanton Lincoln's autocrat - the life of Edwin Stanton

Apr 17, 2015
Manchu princess, Japanese spy - the story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the cross-dressing spy who commanded her own Army Manchu princess, Japanese spy - the story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the cross-dressing spy who commanded her own Army

Apr 17, 2015
Michelle Obama - a life Michelle Obama - a life

A comprehensive portrait of the First Lady describes her working-class upbringing on Chicago's South Side, her education at Princeton and Harvard during the racially charged 1980s, and her marriage to the future forty-fourth president.

Apr 13, 2015
Motherland - growing up with the Holocaust Motherland - growing up with the Holocaust

Apr 15, 2015
My lobotomy - a memoir My lobotomy - a memoir

At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody, messy, rambunctious, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Walter Freeman performed his barbaric transorbital--or ice pick--lobotomy. Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his teen years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle. It wasn't until his forties that Howar

Apr 13, 2015
Nature writings - the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays Nature writings - the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays

Apr 19, 2015
Nelson Mandela - South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela - South African revolutionary

"Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela. Civil rights activist. World leader. Writer. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918 in South Africa, he grew up in a culture of government-enforced racism and became involved in the anti-apartheid movement at a young age. Deeply committed to nonviol

Apr 13, 2015
Photographer and the president - Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency Photographer and the president - Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency

Apr 14, 2015
Remembering Inez - the last campaign of Inez Milholland, suffrage martyr - selections from The suffragist, 1916 Remembering Inez - the last campaign of Inez Milholland, suffrage martyr - selections from The suffragist, 1916

Using suffragists own words, Remembering Inez pays tribute to this beautiful young activist and the historic movement of which she was an important part.

Apr 15, 2015
The Jane effect - celebrating Jane Goodall The Jane effect - celebrating Jane Goodall

"An anthology of nearly two hundred testimonies by groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall's friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, devoted friend, and engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories"--

Apr 19, 2015
The mad boy, Lord Berners, my grandmother and me The mad boy, Lord Berners, my grandmother and me

Apr 14, 2015
The upstairs wife - an intimate history of Pakistan The upstairs wife - an intimate history of Pakistan

Apr 19, 2015
Up against the wall motherf**ker - a memoir of the '60s, with notes for next time Up against the wall motherf**ker - a memoir of the '60s, with notes for next time

"Osha Neumann's thoughtful, funny, and honest account of his part in ’60s counterculture is also an unflinching look at what all that rebellion of the past means today. The fast moving story follows the establishment of the Motherfuckers, who influenced the Yippies and members of SDS; makes vivid the art, music, and politics of the era; and reveals the colorful, often deeply strange, personalities that gave the movement its momentum. Abbie Hoffman said the Motherfuckers were "the middle-class ni

Apr 19, 2015