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From the Avenue - a memoir - life experiences and Indiana Avenue history told from the perspective of one who was there From the Avenue - a memoir - life experiences and Indiana Avenue history told from the perspective of one who was there

Aug 24, 2016
Assimilate or go home - notes from a failed missionary on rediscovering faith Assimilate or go home - notes from a failed missionary on rediscovering faith

Aug 25, 2016
Trump revealed - an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power Trump revealed - an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power

Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who--despite broad skepticism--could be the next president of the United States. Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of Trump's life are not well known. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment, and national politics. To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of reporters and

Aug 26, 2016
In Trump we trust - e pluribus awesome! In Trump we trust - e pluribus awesome!

Aug 26, 2016
Pancakes in Paris - living the American dream in France Pancakes in Paris - living the American dream in France

"The heartwarming story of how one hungry American with a hankering for pancakes founded the first American-style diner in Paris"--

Aug 29, 2016
Living with no excuses - the remarkable rebirth of an American soldier Living with no excuses - the remarkable rebirth of an American soldier

"Military hero and beloved Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway shares his life story, and how losing his arm and leg in combat forced him to relearn how to live--and live to the fullest,"--Amazon.com.

Aug 29, 2016
Fashion is freedom - how a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world Fashion is freedom - how a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world

"Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, or bring the cruel sting of a whip for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala's forty lashes didn't keep her down--they fanned the

Aug 29, 2016
The commander - Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948 The commander - Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948

"Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades. As a young officer in the Ottoman Army, he fought the British in the First World War, and won an Iron Cross. In the 1920s, he mastered the arts of insurgency and helped lead a massive uprising against the French authorities in Syria. A decade later, he re-appeared in Palestine, where he helped direct the Arab revolt of 1936. When an ef

Aug 29, 2016
Trials of the earth - the true story of a pioneer woman Trials of the earth - the true story of a pioneer woman

"Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) was encouraged to record her experiences as a female pioneer. The result is the only known firsthand account of a remarkable woman thrust into the center of taming the American South-surviving floods, tornadoes, and fires; facing bears, panthers, and snakes; managing a boardinghouse in Arkansas that was home to an eccentric group of settlers; and running a logging camp in Mississippi that blazed a trail for development in the Mississi

Aug 29, 2016
The Black Prince of Florence - the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici The Black Prince of Florence - the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici

"Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes

Aug 29, 2016
Double ace - the life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., pilot, hero, and teller of tall tales Double ace - the life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., pilot, hero, and teller of tall tales

"Recounts the storied life and military career of the American flying Ace who flew missions in China alongside the “Flying Tigers” during World War II and helped found Georgia's Museum of Aviation,"--NoveList.

Aug 29, 2016