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A girl's guide to missiles - growing up in America's secret desert A girl's guide to missiles - growing up in America's secret desert

"A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, a

Aug 14, 2018
Founding martyr - the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero Founding martyr - the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero

A detailed portrait of Founding Father, Dr. Joseph Warren, examines his work as an architect of the colonial rebellion, before his hero's death at Bunker Hill obscured his essential role in America's independence.

Aug 14, 2018
Imperfect courage - live a life of purpose by leaving comfort and going scared Imperfect courage - live a life of purpose by leaving comfort and going scared

Aug 14, 2018
Nursing under the North Star with Mollie Greist Nursing under the North Star with Mollie Greist

Aug 11, 2018
Out of step - a memoir Out of step - a memoir

"A queer coming-of-age-story set against the backdrop of the U.S. military during the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" era, this memoir recounts what it was like for a punk, nerdy, left-leaning poor boy from Nevada to explore his bisexuality while facing war and changing ideals"--

Aug 15, 2018
Revolution française - Emmanuel Macron and the quest to reinvent a nation Revolution française - Emmanuel Macron and the quest to reinvent a nation

"He emerged from nowhere to seize the presidency, defeat populism and upend French party politics. Who is Emmanuel Macron? How far can he really change France? In Revolution Franc¸aise, Sophie Pedder examines the first year in office of France's youngest and most exciting president in modern times, with unique perspective from her time as head of The Economist's Paris bureau. President Emmanuel Macron's vision for France is far more radical than many realise. His remarkable ascent from obscurity

Aug 17, 2018
Rock monster - my life with Joe Walsh Rock monster - my life with Joe Walsh

Rock Monster is an honest account of Kristin Casey's life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing, it's her long and winding journey from life in the fast lane to sobriety and redemption. Set in the late-eighties and nineties, these are some of Walsh's darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over tour. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self

Aug 14, 2018
The cut out girl - a story of war and family, lost and found The cut out girl - a story of war and family, lost and found

"The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood never left him. It was a mystery of sorts: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during the war by relatives and hidden from the Nazis, handed over by her parents, who understood the danger they

Aug 14, 2018
Two miles ahead - the story of J.W. Whitlock Two miles ahead - the story of J.W. Whitlock

Aug 14, 2018