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The simple faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt - religion's role in the FDR presidency The simple faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt - religion's role in the FDR presidency

Oct 12, 2017
Second sight Second sight

Oct 17, 2017
The last Chicago boss - my life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club The last Chicago boss - my life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club

"A legend in the biker community, Peter 'Big Pete' James was the most revered gangster in the Chicagoland Outlaws. He first perfected his skills with the Hells Angels, the Outlaws' chief rival, before persuading thousands of disgruntled members from splintered Outlaw Clubs to unite. Together they formed a powerful criminal syndicate involved in extortion, contract murders, drugs and arms trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations. Then a shocking medical diagnosis knocked James sideways,

Oct 17, 2017
Finding my virginity - the new autobiography Finding my virginity - the new autobiography

Oct 17, 2017
Everything I never wanted - a memoir of excess Everything I never wanted - a memoir of excess

"Life in a middle-class Italian American-Catholic neighborhood in the 1950s Bronx was not supposed to include divorce, Judaism, classical music, political discourse, or poverty in the social construct. So, in the absence of friends, young Barbara takes comfort in the minutiae, the small details available to her in her everyday life that seem to be overlooked by others. But that appreciation for the inanimate world leads her on a path to the acquisition of objects and a quest for identity that do

Oct 17, 2017
Endurance - a year in space, a lifetime of discovery Endurance - a year in space, a lifetime of discovery

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressuri

Oct 17, 2017
Confessions of a funeral director - how the business of death saved my life Confessions of a funeral director - how the business of death saved my life

The author recounts his experiences as a sixth generation funeral director, sharing how the practice of caring for the dead and their loved ones profoundly changed his faith and views on death.

Oct 17, 2017