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Donald Trump - 45th US president Donald Trump - 45th US president

May 26, 2017
Chasing space - an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances Chasing space - an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances

In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the star

May 26, 2017
Becoming Abraham Lincoln - the coming of age of our greatest president Becoming Abraham Lincoln - the coming of age of our greatest president

Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President tells the true story of how this great American hero grew up and became a man. The story begins with Lincoln’s cousin describing the murder of Abe’s grandfather in 1782 by the Wabash Indians in the Kentucky wilderness. It ends as Lincoln turns twenty-five, downcast and debt-ridden after the failure of his first business venture, as he earns his first election victory to take his seat in the Illinois State Legislature. This viv

May 26, 2017
Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie

Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel ... Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and crusading for international peace. For all that he accomplished and came to repres

May 23, 2017
The ruler's guide - China's greatest emperor and his timeless secrets of success The ruler's guide - China's greatest emperor and his timeless secrets of success

An English-language translation of core principles by the seventh-century emperor popularly credited as China's greatest historical leader is comprised of his dialogues with his wisest advisors and critics and covers strategies in the arenas of government, business, the military, athletics, philanthropy and parenting. --Publisher.

May 20, 2017
My lovely wife in the psych ward - a memoir My lovely wife in the psych ward - a memoir

"Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. The fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that she was the devil and that her loved ones were not safe. All she wanted was to die. Eventua

May 20, 2017
The exile - the stunning inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in flight The exile - the stunning inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in flight

May 20, 2017
Crossing the River Kabul - an Afghan family odyssey Crossing the River Kabul - an Afghan family odyssey

In Crossing the River Kabul, author Kevin McLean tells the true story of Baryalai Popal's amazing excape from Afghanistan during the Communist takeover and his return after 9/11.

May 20, 2017