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The Wright brothers The Wright brothers

The story of "the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright"--Provided by publisher.

May 6, 2015
The spy's son - the true story of the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage and the son he trained to spy for Russia The spy's son - the true story of the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage and the son he trained to spy for Russia

"A high-speed, high-stakes account of [the] riveting true story of a father's deception, a son's loyalty, and the terrible costs of betraying both country and kin"--Back jacket flap.

May 6, 2015
The life of William Apess, Pequot The life of William Apess, Pequot

May 6, 2015
The ingenious Mr. Pyke - inventor, fugitive, spy The ingenious Mr. Pyke - inventor, fugitive, spy

"This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator--and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world's great minds, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains virtually unknown today. Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and, among many other things, is seen today as the father of the U.S. Special Forces. He changed the landscape of British pre-school education, earned a fortune

May 6, 2015
Out of orange - a memoir Out of orange - a memoir

"The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time--a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond. Fans nationwide have fallen in love with Orange Is the New Black, the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Netflix show based on Piper Kerman's sensational #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, Catherine

May 6, 2015
Luther's fortress - Martin Luther and his Reformation under siege Luther's fortress - Martin Luther and his Reformation under siege

May 6, 2015
Life and works of Luther Burbank Life and works of Luther Burbank

May 1, 2015
Goebbels - a biography Goebbels - a biography

"In this comprehensive volume, Peter Longerich documents Goebbels' descent into antisemitism and ideology and ascent through the ranks of the Nazi party, where he became an integral member of Hitler's inner circle and where he shaped a brutal campaign of Nazi propaganda"--

May 6, 2015
Deng Xiaoping - a revolutionary life Deng Xiaoping - a revolutionary life

Alexander Pantsov and Steven Levine's new biography of Deng Xiaoping does what no other biography has done: based on newly discovered documents, it covers his entire life, from his childhood and student years to the post-Tiananmen era. Thanks to unprecedented access to Russian archives containing massive files on the Chinese Communist Party, the authors present a wealth of new material on Deng dating back to the 1920s.

Apr 30, 2015
American wife - love, war, faith, and renewal American wife - love, war, faith, and renewal

In early 2013, Chris and Taya Kyle's decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris, a U.S. Navy SEAL, away for agonizingly long stretches while he put his life on the line in many major battles of the Iraq War. After struggling to readjust to life out of the military, Chris had found new purpose in redirecting his lifelong dedication to service to supporting veterans and their families. Then on February 2, 2013, Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed while attempting

May 6, 2015