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Bonaparte - 1769-1802 Bonaparte - 1769-1802

Apr 17, 2015
Eleanor Marx - a life Eleanor Marx - a life

A portrait of the modern feminist offers insight into her contributions to her father Karl Marx's career, her literary achievements, and her influential advocacy of feminism from the center of British socialism.

Apr 14, 2015
Fortune's fool - the life of John Wilkes Booth Fortune's fool - the life of John Wilkes Booth

Apr 15, 2015
Grace Hopper - admiral of the cyber sea Grace Hopper - admiral of the cyber sea

Apr 16, 2015
I don't have a happy place - cheerful stories of despondency and gloom... I don't have a happy place - cheerful stories of despondency and gloom...

""Can't Kim be happy?" This is the question asked of Kim Korson--a female Woody Allen--at her first (and last) shrink appointment, and her chief dilemma in this fresh-voiced, hilarious take on what it means to be a malcontent. "Go find your happy place!" Kim Korson's befuddled husband exclaims one day, as his disgruntled wife is listing about the house (as malcontents are wont to do.) It sounds simple enough--only Kim can't. Because she doesn't have one. I Don't Have a Happy Place is an explorat

Apr 20, 2015
King John and the road to Magna Carta King John and the road to Magna Carta

Apr 20, 2015
Lincoln's autocrat - the life of Edwin Stanton Lincoln's autocrat - the life of Edwin Stanton

Apr 17, 2015
Manchu princess, Japanese spy - the story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the cross-dressing spy who commanded her own Army Manchu princess, Japanese spy - the story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the cross-dressing spy who commanded her own Army

Apr 17, 2015
Motherland - growing up with the Holocaust Motherland - growing up with the Holocaust

Apr 15, 2015
Nature writings - the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays Nature writings - the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays

Apr 20, 2015
Photographer and the president - Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency Photographer and the president - Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency

Apr 14, 2015
Remembering Inez - the last campaign of Inez Milholland, suffrage martyr - selections from The suffragist, 1916 Remembering Inez - the last campaign of Inez Milholland, suffrage martyr - selections from The suffragist, 1916

Using suffragists own words, Remembering Inez pays tribute to this beautiful young activist and the historic movement of which she was an important part.

Apr 15, 2015
The Jane effect - celebrating Jane Goodall The Jane effect - celebrating Jane Goodall

"An anthology of nearly two hundred testimonies by groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall's friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, devoted friend, and engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories"--

Apr 20, 2015
The mad boy, Lord Berners, my grandmother and me The mad boy, Lord Berners, my grandmother and me

Apr 14, 2015
The upstairs wife - an intimate history of Pakistan The upstairs wife - an intimate history of Pakistan

Apr 20, 2015
Up against the wall motherf**ker - a memoir of the '60s, with notes for next time Up against the wall motherf**ker - a memoir of the '60s, with notes for next time

"Osha Neumann's thoughtful, funny, and honest account of his part in ’60s counterculture is also an unflinching look at what all that rebellion of the past means today. The fast moving story follows the establishment of the Motherfuckers, who influenced the Yippies and members of SDS; makes vivid the art, music, and politics of the era; and reveals the colorful, often deeply strange, personalities that gave the movement its momentum. Abbie Hoffman said the Motherfuckers were "the middle-class ni

Apr 20, 2015
Who am I? or how I learned to fly with angels - the incredible story of a broken man's desperate struggle to find love, meaning, and purpose Who am I? or how I learned to fly with angels - the incredible story of a broken man's desperate struggle to find love, meaning, and purpose

Apr 17, 2015