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Calculated risk - the supersonic life and times of Gus Grissom Calculated risk - the supersonic life and times of Gus Grissom

Jan 10, 2017
Explore/create - my llife pursuit of new frontiers, hidden worlds, and the creative spark Explore/create - my llife pursuit of new frontiers, hidden worlds, and the creative spark

Jan 11, 2017
My life, my love, my legacy My life, my love, my legacy

"The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends. Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed

Jan 17, 2017
No wall too high - one man's daring escape from Mao's darkest prison No wall too high - one man's daring escape from Mao's darkest prison

"Originally published in Hong Kong, Xu Hongci's remarkable memoir recounts his life from childhood through his final prison break. After discovering his story in a Hong Kong library, the journalist Erling Hoh tracked down the original manuscript and complied this condensed translation, which includes background on this turbulent period, an epilogue that follows Xu Hongci up to his dealth, and Xu Hongci's own drawings and maps. Both a historical narrative and an exhilarating prison break thriller

Jan 14, 2017
Pressure makes diamonds - becoming the woman I pretended to be Pressure makes diamonds - becoming the woman I pretended to be

This is the unflinching memoir of a female African American advertising executive's unprecedented and unlikely success, which began in the Mad Men era. It follows her journey from the projects of Motown-era Michigan to the skyscrapers of Madison Avenue and beyond. With marches, riots, and demonstrations as the backdrop, and rock 'n' roll as a soundtrack, this book accompanies Graves as she traverses the seismically shifting terrain of 1960s and '70s America on her quest to "be somebody." In the

Jan 10, 2017
Raif Badawi, the voice of freedom - my husband, our story Raif Badawi, the voice of freedom - my husband, our story

"When Raif Badawi and Ensaf Haidar fell in love with each other as adolescents, they did so in violation of every moral precept in the strictly Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During their clandestine love affair, the young couple had no idea that, more than a decade later, Ensaf's love for Raif would attract the attention of politicians from around the world as she mobilizes global public opinion in an effort to save her husband from death at the hands of the Saudi judiciary. With a courage bo

Jan 10, 2017
The missing Matisse The missing Matisse

Jan 10, 2017
Too hot to handle - the journey of a soul Too hot to handle - the journey of a soul

"Too Hot to Handle" is an inspirational tale which begins as an historically rich, humorous, factual account of one woman's physical and spiritual battle with corporate giants and governments to save the planet. Along the path, it becomes the journey of a lifetime to discover the answers to the great mysteries of life--Who are we? Why are we here?--Amazon.com

Jan 14, 2017