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A man apart - Bill Coperthwaite's radical experiment in living A man apart - Bill Coperthwaite's radical experiment in living

Mar 20, 2015
After Woodstock - the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, and a Manhattan breakdown After Woodstock - the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, and a Manhattan breakdown

Mar 26, 2015
All who go do not return - a memoir All who go do not return - a memoir

Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world--only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression--turning on the radio--is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, seve

Mar 26, 2015
Becoming Steve Jobs - the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader Becoming Steve Jobs - the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

"Based on the ... cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind-the-scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history ... Brent Schlender and veteran editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders, and the people who knew Jobs best throughout his evolution as a CEO and leader. In addition, Schlender, who knew Jobs personally for 25 years, has over 100 hours of interview tapes with Jobs to draw on, many ho

Mar 26, 2015
Bettyville - a memoir Bettyville - a memoir

"When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty,

Mar 20, 2015
Fanny Seward - a life Fanny Seward - a life

"On April 14, 1865, the night of President Lincoln's assassination, Booth's conspirator Lewis Powell attempted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward in his home just blocks from Ford's Theatre. The attack, which left Seward and his son seriously wounded, is recounted in poignant detail in Fanny Seward's diary. Fanny, the beloved only daughter of Seward, was a keen observer, and her diary entries from 1858 to 1866 are the foundation of Krisher's vivid portrait of the young girl who was

Mar 20, 2015
FDR and the American crisis FDR and the American crisis

An accessible portrait of the 32nd president traces his privileged upbringing, the polio that cost him the use of his legs and his leadership during the Great Depression and World War II.

Mar 26, 2015
Frank - a life in politics from the Great Society to same-sex marriage Frank - a life in politics from the Great Society to same-sex marriage

"The candid political memoir of Barney Frank, former House Representative from Massachusetts ... and a pioneering, openly gay politician"--

Mar 23, 2015
Hammer head - the making of a carpenter Hammer head - the making of a carpenter

"Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist--Carpenter's Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply--despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter."--Book jacket.

Mar 20, 2015
Mama Maggie - the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums Mama Maggie - the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums

Since 1997, Maggie Gobran and her organization Stephen's Children have been changing lives in Cairo's notorious zabala, or garbage slums. Her innovative, transformational work has garnered worldwide fame and multiple Nobel Prize nominations. This book chronicles Mama Maggie's surprising pilgrimage from privileged child to stylish businesswoman to college professor pondering God's call to change.

Mar 23, 2015
The beautiful struggle - a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood The beautiful struggle - a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood

A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.

Mar 26, 2015
The Bill Cook Story II - the re-visionary The Bill Cook Story II - the re-visionary

Mar 20, 2015
The Francis miracle - inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church The Francis miracle - inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church

Mar 26, 2015
The Irish brotherhood - John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency The Irish brotherhood - John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency

Captures the experience and spirit of the group of men who gathered around Jack Kennedy as he made his dramatic rise to the presidency -- Bobby Kennedy, Kenny O'Donnell, Larry O'Brien, and Dave Powers.

Mar 26, 2015