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Wrestling with his angel - the political life of Abraham Lincoln. Vol. II, 1849-1856 Wrestling with his angel - the political life of Abraham Lincoln. Vol. II, 1849-1856

"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern sen

May 16, 2017
Waves passing in the night - Walter Murch in the land of the astrophysicists Waves passing in the night - Walter Murch in the land of the astrophysicists

Offers a profile of Academy Award winning sound and film editor Walter Murch and his amateur work in astrophysics as an outsider trying to rehabilitate the discredited eighteenth-century Titius-Bode theory.

May 19, 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
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
Son of a coal miner's daughter Son of a coal miner's daughter

William "Bill" Spencer Miller takes us on his journey of expansion and personal growth through his varied experiences as a farm boy in Brown County, Indiana to Foreign Service Reserve Officer with the Peace Corps, a volunteer in Indonesia and Thailand, a Peace Corps director in the Kingdom of Tonga, and the Philippines. Bill tells us about starting out in a one-room school in Beanblossom, Indiana to Franklin Colllege, to Eastern Illinois University where he earned degrees in Biology, Kinesiology

May 18, 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
Kennedy babylon - a century of scandal and depravity, Volume 1 Kennedy babylon - a century of scandal and depravity, Volume 1

Kennedy Babylon Vol. 1 begins the story of the Kennedy family's scandalous century in the public eye. Written by Howie Carr, the New York Times bestselling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, Kennedy Babylon is a whirlwind tour of scandals from the days of the clan's rabidly anti-Semitic patriarch to the death of JFK Jr. The book includes scores of amazing photographs, many of which have not been published in decades.

May 18, 2017
Jackie's girl - my life with the Kennedy family Jackie's girl - my life with the Kennedy family

A coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who was Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and sometime nanny for thirteen years describes her witness to significant historical events and the lessons about life and love she learned from the beloved First Lady.

May 16, 2017
It takes a school - the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state It takes a school - the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state

An American hedge fund manager describes how he founded a unique school in Somaliland and overcame profound cultural differences, broken promises, and threats to his safety to create a school whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve extraordinary success.

May 19, 2017
How to make a French family - a memoir of love, food, and faux pas How to make a French family - a memoir of love, food, and faux pas

May 19, 2017
How dare the sun rise - memoirs of a war child How dare the sun rise - memoirs of a war child

The author shares the story of her survival during the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her mother and sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism.

May 16, 2017
George Washington - the wonder of the age George Washington - the wonder of the age

"As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's preeminent founding father. Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public figure, arguing that the man--who first achieved fame in his early twenties--is inextricably bound to his mythic status. Solidly grounded in Washington's papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachab

May 16, 2017
Forging a president - how the wild West created Teddy Roosevelt Forging a president - how the wild West created Teddy Roosevelt

Evaluates the years spent as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in Dakota Territory that influenced Theodore Roosevelt's character as president, sharing insights into how his achievements were shaped by the nature and culture he experienced firsthand.

May 18, 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
Benjamin Franklin - the religious life of a founding father Benjamin Franklin - the religious life of a founding father

"Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage years Franklin had abandoned the exclusive Christian faith of his family and embraced deism. But Franklin, as a man of faith, was far more complex than the "thorough" deist who emerges in his autobiography. As Thomas Kidd reveals, deist writers influenced Franklin's beliefs, to be sure, but d

May 16, 2017