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Alone in Antarctica - the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice Alone in Antarctica - the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice

"In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history - to ski across the entire continent of Antarctica alone. She did it, too, with the simple apparatus of cross-country, without the aids used by her prededecessors - two Norwegian me

Sep 22, 2014
Death of a King - the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year Death of a King - the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year

Presents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

Sep 15, 2014
Forgetting to be afraid - a memoir Forgetting to be afraid - a memoir

A deeply personal memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single-mom high school dropout, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the early political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas Senate.

Sep 15, 2014
I'll drink to that - a life in style, with a twist I'll drink to that - a life in style, with a twist

"Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim's repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through clothes, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons--including Hollywood's top stylists--to tel

Sep 22, 2014
In my shoes - a memoir In my shoes - a memoir

" When Tamara Mellon's father lent her the seed money to start a high-end shoe company, he cautioned her: "Don't let the accountants run your business." Little did he know. Over the next fifteen years, the struggle between "financial" and "creative" would become one of the central themes as Mellon's business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion dollar brand. She became

Sep 22, 2014
In the heart of life - a memoir In the heart of life - a memoir

In 1977, Kathy Eldon moved with her husband and two children from England to Kenya, where she found freedom as she had never known it before and was ready to push back from her old, restrictive life. Diving into this tumultuous new world as a journalist and writer, she embraced the energy and creativity of Kenyans, both black and white. But her world collapsed when her twenty-two-year-old son, Dan--an artist and photojournalist on assignment for Reuters--was stoned to death by an angry mob in So

Sep 22, 2014
Internal medicine - a doctor's stories Internal medicine - a doctor's stories

"Out of the crucible of medical training, award-winning writer Terrence Holt shapes this ... account of residency, the years-long ordeal in which doctors are made. 'Amid all the mess and squalor of the hospital, with its blind random unraveling of lives,' [this book] finds the compassion from which doctors discover the strength to care"--Dust jacket flap.

Sep 18, 2014
Love, lashes, and lipstick - my secrets for a gorgeous, happy life Love, lashes, and lipstick - my secrets for a gorgeous, happy life

"From A-list celebrity makeup artist and Mally Beauty founder Mally Roncal comes [a] ... guide to living a gorgeous life inside and out, with step-by-step beauty lessons and personal stories about how inner strength, a positive outlook, and plenty of mascara can empower and uplift women at every age"--

Sep 22, 2014
Masked - the life of Anna Leonowens, schoolmistress at the court of Siam Masked - the life of Anna Leonowens, schoolmistress at the court of Siam

Sep 16, 2014
Off the sidelines - raise your voice, change the world Off the sidelines - raise your voice, change the world

Sep 15, 2014
Prince Harry - brother, soldier, son Prince Harry - brother, soldier, son

Offers an insider's look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain's throne.

Sep 15, 2014
The Coconut Latitudes - Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The Caribbean The Coconut Latitudes - Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The Caribbean

"The Coconut Latitudes" is a memoir about a childhood in paradise, a journey into unexpected misery, and a twisted path to redemption and truth. Leaving a successful career in the U.S., a father makes the fateful decision to settle his wife and two young daughters on an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings and declares they are the luckiest people alive. In reality, the family is in the path of hurricanes and in the grip of a brutal dictator. Against

Sep 22, 2014
The investigator - fifty years of uncovering the truth The investigator - fifty years of uncovering the truth

A memoir by a Washington insider and former chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee traces his investigative role in some of the most culturally and politically significant world events and news stories from the past half century.

Sep 22, 2014
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace - a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League The short and tragic life of Robert Peace - a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

Examines "the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets--and of one's own nature--when he returns home"--Amazon.com.

Sep 22, 2014