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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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2016
Tomas Young's war Tomas Young's war

The tragic yet life affirming story of a paralyzed Iraq War veteran who spent his last ten years battling heroically with his injuries, while courageously speaking against America's wars. Wilkerson puts the reader alongside Young as he suffers frustration and humiliation, attempting to reenter society and resume as normal an existence as possible. Balancing his precarious health with his drive to speak out for veterans care and against the war, Young's life serves as a powerful testament to the

Jun 20, 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 26, 2016
You don't lose 'til you quit trying - lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient You don't lose 'til you quit trying - lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient

Jun 20, 2016