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Albert Einstein Albert Einstein

Presents the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who penned the theory of relativity and whose theories altered perceptions of time, energy, and the universe.

Jan 29, 2015
Chief Little Turtle Chief Little Turtle

Jan 27, 2015
Dirty chick - adventures of an unlikely farmer Dirty chick - adventures of an unlikely farmer

Jan 27, 2015
It was me all along - a memoir It was me all along - a memoir

All her life, Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself: her life was at stake. She tells us how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world, finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.

Jan 30, 2015
Lincoln's rise to the presidency Lincoln's rise to the presidency

"By describing Lincoln's rise from obscurity to the presidency, William Harris shows that Lincoln's road to political success was far from easy - and that his reaction to events wasn't always wise or his racial attitudes free of prejudice. Although most scholars have labeled Lincoln a moderate, Harris reveals that he was by his own admission a conservative who revered the Founders and advocated 'adherence to the old and tried.' By emphasizing the conservative bent that guided Lincoln's political

Jan 28, 2015
Loved back to life - how I found the courage to live free Loved back to life - how I found the courage to live free

Jan 30, 2015
Paul V. McNutt and the age of FDR Paul V. McNutt and the age of FDR

In this major biography of an important politician and statesman, Dean Kotlowski presents the life of Paul V. McNutt, a great understudied figure in the era of FDR. McNutt was governor of Indiana, high commissioner to the Philippines (while serving he helped 1,300 Jews flee Nazi Germany for Manila), head of the WWII Federal Security Agency, and would-be presidential candidate. Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDR explores McNutt's life, his era, and his relationship with Franklin Roosevelt.

Jan 28, 2015
The orbital perspective - lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles The orbital perspective - lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles

"For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience-one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth. On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled planet. And yet on the International Space Station, Garan, a former fighter pilot, was working work side by side with Russians, who only a few y

Jan 30, 2015
The reluctant psychic - a memoir The reluctant psychic - a memoir

We all, as children, saw imaginary friends and heard monsters in the closet. But for Suzan Saxman, those friends and monsters didn't go away--and they weren't imaginary. They were the dead who came to her from the time she was a little girl with urgent messages for the living. Raised in a house filled with secrets, she saw and spoke the truth as soon as she could talk, alarming the nuns in her convent school with her revelations and terrifying her own mother with her strange visions. Each night

Jan 30, 2015
Washington's revolution - the making of America's first leader Washington's revolution - the making of America's first leader

Presents a portrait of the formative years that shaped the first American President and offers detailed psychological insights into his beliefs, passions and patriotism.

Jan 30, 2015