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Obama - the call of history Obama - the call of history

"'His first line in the history books was written the day he won office as the first African-American president, but he was determined to offer more than simply a new complexion in the Oval Office.' So writes Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times, about the 44th president of the United States. In this vivid and in-depth illustrated account of Barack Obama's years in office, Baker chronicles a period of great hope, tumult, accomplishment and, yes, failure. This is th

Aug 22, 2017
Strange beauty - a portrait of my son Strange beauty - a portrait of my son

"A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate,no-holds barredmemoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the stor

Aug 19, 2017
The Futilitarians - our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading The Futilitarians - our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading

A memoir of loss, friendship, and literature explores how the author and her husband, devastated by the deaths of family members and the loss of their home in Hurricane Katrina, established a reading group with friends who also endured difficult life setbacks.

Aug 19, 2017
The Kinsey Institute - the first seventy years The Kinsey Institute - the first seventy years

Aug 22, 2017
Washington - a life Washington - a life

In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.

Aug 17, 2017