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AlexanderMcQueen - blood beneath the skin AlexanderMcQueen - blood beneath the skin

"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famo

Sep 4, 2015
American sphinx - the character of Thomas Jefferson American sphinx - the character of Thomas Jefferson

Offers a reassessment of the life, image, and career of Thomas Jefferson, examining his complex personality, controversies about the man and his beliefs, and his accomplishments.

Sep 4, 2015
Big Freedia - God save the queen diva! Big Freedia - God save the queen diva!

"From the eponymous star of the most popular reality show in Fuse TVs history, this no-holds-barred memoir tells the story of a gay, self-proclaimed mama's boy who exploded onto the formerly underground Bounce music scene--a hip-hop subgenre--and found acceptance, healing, self-expression, and stardom"--Amazon.com.

Sep 4, 2015
Diana - in pursuit of love Diana - in pursuit of love

Aug 31, 2015
Empty hands, a memoir - one woman's journey to save children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa Empty hands, a memoir - one woman's journey to save children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa

"Now 79 years old, Sister Abegail looks back over her life and recounts the remarkable events that led to her becoming the mother of dozens of children orphaned by the AIDS crisis in South Africa"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 4, 2015
Guest at the shooters' banquet - my grandfather's SS past, my Jewish family, a search for the truth Guest at the shooters' banquet - my grandfather's SS past, my Jewish family, a search for the truth

"Rita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather as a child and knew one version of his past: prior to immigration he had fought the Russians, whose brutal occupation of Lithuania destroyed thousands of lives before Hitler's army swept in. Five years ago, Gabis discovered an unthinkable dimension to her family story: from 1941 to 1943, her grandfather had been the chief of security police under the Gestapo in the Lithuan

Sep 4, 2015
Negroland - a memoir Negroland - a memoir

"At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation's oldest black hospital; her

Sep 4, 2015
The life of Elizabeth I The life of Elizabeth I

Presents an exhaustively researched biography that reveals the personality, private life, and romantic intrigues of Elizabeth I.

Sep 4, 2015
The making of a Navy SEAL - my story of surviving the toughest challenge and training the best The making of a Navy SEAL - my story of surviving the toughest challenge and training the best

"Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Making of a Navy SEAL provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist,"

Sep 4, 2015
The promise of Francis - the man, the pope, and the challenge of change The promise of Francis - the man, the pope, and the challenge of change

"With more than four decades of firsthand experience reporting from Vatican City, David Willey explores the religious and personal background of Pope Francis and his ability to fulfill the promises of reform made during the first two years of his papacy"--

Sep 4, 2015