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Born on the edge of race and gender - a voice for cultural competency Born on the edge of race and gender - a voice for cultural competency

In this historic moment of transgender visibility in the U.S., writer, activist, and public health consultant Willy Wilkinson's Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency uses the power of storytelling to contextualize one of the most misunderstood social issues of our time. This poetic, journalistic memoir shines an intersectional beacon on the ambiguity and complexity of mixed heritage, transgender, and disability experience, and offers an intimate window into how cur

Jun 27, 2016
Immunity - how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine Immunity - how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine

Around Christmas of 1882, while peering through a microscope at starfish larvae in which he had inserted tiny thorns, Russian zoologist Elie Metchnikoff had a brilliant insight: what if the mobile cells he saw gathering around the thorns were nothing but a healing force in action? Metchnikoff's daring theory of immunity--that voracious cells he called phagocytes formed the first line of defense against invading bacteria--would eventually earn the scientist a Nobel Prize, shared with his archriva

Jun 27, 2016
The Queen of Heartbreak Trail - the life and times of Harriet Smith Pullen, pioneering woman The Queen of Heartbreak Trail - the life and times of Harriet Smith Pullen, pioneering woman

Jun 27, 2016
Wolsey - the life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal Wolsey - the life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal

"Cardinal Wolsey is a controversial figure: a butchers son, a man of letters and the Church, a divisive political expert, a man of principle yet, to some, an arrogant upstart. As Lord Chancellor to the incorrigible Henry VIII he achieved much both at home and abroad, but his failure to achieve the mighty monarchs divorce from Catherine of Aragon saw him brought to his knees. John Matusiak explores the pragmatic cardinals life and career to uncover a man of contradictions and extremes whose meteo

Jun 27, 2016
Is you okay? Is you okay?

"A fun, inspiring memoir from "the Queen of YouTube" about her journey from anonymity in Florida to massive popularity on the Internet, filled with the unlikeliest of stories that are as poignant as they are hilarious "Is you okay? Is you good? Cuz I want to know!" Eager to entertain, dedicated to making people laugh, comedian and video superstar GloZell Green is game for any challenge, no matter how silly, gross, or absurd. Her crazy video stunts have propelled her into the ranks of legendary f

Jun 27, 2016
It's not okay It's not okay

"Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it's like to live out a love story--and its collapse--in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not"--

Jun 27, 2016
Tango - my childhood, backwards and in high heels Tango - my childhood, backwards and in high heels

In this humorous coming-of-age tale, Bond raises issues about LGBTQ adolescence, parenting trans/queer children, and bullying.

Jun 27, 2016
All but normal - life on Victory Road All but normal - life on Victory Road

Jun 27, 2016
Into the lion's mouth - the true story of Dusko Popov - World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond Into the lion's mouth - the true story of Dusko Popov - World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond

A biography of Dusko Popov, who, as "an operative for the Abwehr, SD, MI5, MI6, and FBI during World War II ... seduced countless women--including agents on both sides--spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining his cover as a Yugoslav diplomat"--Amazon.com.

Jun 27, 2016
The pug list - a ridiculous little dog, a family who lost everything, and how they all found their way home The pug list - a ridiculous little dog, a family who lost everything, and how they all found their way home

Jun 27, 2016
Threading my prayer rug - one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim Threading my prayer rug - one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

"This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on religion and culture. Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of an arranged marriage in Pakistan that would become a love match lasting forty years, Threading My Prayer Rug is the story of many journeys: from Pakistan to America, from which her husband-to-be returned to wed and collect her while he completed his medical residency; from masters candidate to young bride and mother; from secular Muslim in an

Jun 27, 2016
The strange career of William Ellis - the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire The strange career of William Ellis - the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire

Jun 27, 2016
My father & Atticus Finch - a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama My father & Atticus Finch - a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama

"As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories--when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck reconstructs his father's role in State of Alabama vs. Charles White, Alias, a trial that was much publicized when Harper Lee was twelve years old"--Dust jacket flap.

Jun 27, 2016
Through the valley - my captivity in Vietnam Through the valley - my captivity in Vietnam

"Through the Valley is the captivating memoir of the last U.S. Army soldier taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. A narrative of courage, hope, and survival, Through the Valley is more than just a war story. It also portrays the thrill and horror of combat, the fear and anxiety of captivity, and the stories of friendships forged and friends lost."--Provided by publisher.

Jun 27, 2016
The king's bed - sex and power in the court of Charles II The king's bed - sex and power in the court of Charles II

To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom. Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect on gaining and keeping the company of women, from the lowest sections of society such as the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de KeĀ“rouaille

Jun 27, 2016
William Tecumseh Sherman - in the service of my country - a life William Tecumseh Sherman - in the service of my country - a life

"A major new biography of one of Americas most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West

Jun 27, 2016
The day the president was shot - the Secret Service, the FBI, a would-be killer, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan The day the president was shot - the Secret Service, the FBI, a would-be killer, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

A chronicle of the events leading up to the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. Includes a discussion of the aftermath and provides biographical information on the former president.

Jun 24, 2016
Lament for a son Lament for a son

A loving father explores with honesty and intensity all facets of his grief at the death of his 25-year-old son.

Jun 24, 2016
Eight bullets - one woman's story of surviving anti-gay violence Eight bullets - one woman's story of surviving anti-gay violence

"In May 1988 a horrific shooting attack left 28-year-old Rebecca Wight dead. Her partner, Claudia Brenner, was seriously wounded. In this profoundly personal, emotionally riveting, politically energizing account of the murder and its aftermath, the author writes about her path to recovery and activism"--Jacket.

Jun 24, 2016