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A Bookshop in Berlin - the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis A Bookshop in Berlin - the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis

In 1921, Franc¸oise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations. Franc¸oise's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in

Dec 9, 2019
A Vietcong memoir A Vietcong memoir

Contains primary source material.

Dec 2, 2019
AOC - fighter, phenom, change maker AOC - fighter, phenom, change maker

A celebratory biography of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka "AOC"), the youngest congresswoman in United States history, detailing not only her life but the movement she has energized.

Dec 9, 2019
Black radical - the life and times of William Monroe Trotter Black radical - the life and times of William Monroe Trotter

"This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. William Monroe Trotter (1872- 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized black working- class citizens to wield their political power despite the violent racism of post- Recons

Nov 25, 2019
Boss of the grips - the life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal Boss of the grips - the life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal

"A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads. In a feat of remarkable research and timely reclamation, Eric K. Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H. Williams (1878-1948), the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps-a multitude of Harlem-based black men whom he organized into the essential labor force of America's most august railroad station. Washington reveals that

Dec 9, 2019
Bound for the promised land - Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero Bound for the promised land - Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero

Nov 27, 2019
Falling leaves - the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter Falling leaves - the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter

A courgeous woman's triumph over despair in a lifelong search for acceptance, love, and understanding. Unfolding against a turbulent backdrop of social, political, and cultural upheaval, it is at once a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare portrait of twentieth-century China.

Dec 13, 2019
Free, Melania - the unauthorized biography Free, Melania - the unauthorized biography

"...an insider's look at Melania Trump, from her childhood in Slovenia to her days in the White House, and everything in between." -- inside front jacket flap.

Dec 9, 2019
Handprints on Hubble - an astronaut's story of invention Handprints on Hubble - an astronaut's story of invention

The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.

Nov 22, 2019
Hitch-22 - a memoir Hitch-22 - a memoir

Amazon.com.

Dec 4, 2019
Hoosier Aviator Paul Baer - America's First Combat Ace Hoosier Aviator Paul Baer - America's First Combat Ace

Amazon.com.

Dec 4, 2019
Images and shadows - part of a life Images and shadows - part of a life

Amazon.com.

Nov 19, 2019
Initiated - memoir of a witch Initiated - memoir of a witch

An initiation signals a beginning: a door opens and you step through. Traditional Wiccan initiates are usually brought into the craft through a ceremony with a High Priestess. But even though Amanda Yates Garcia's mother, a practicing witch herself, initiated her into the earth-centered practice of witchcraft when she was 13 years old, Amanda's real life as a witch only began when she underwent a series of spontaneous initiations of her own. Descending into the underworlds of poverty, sex work,

Dec 4, 2019
John Lewis - Civil Rights Champion and Congressman John Lewis - Civil Rights Champion and Congressman

"A book for high school students about the life, career, and impact of congressman John Lewis."--Provided by publisher.

Nov 22, 2019
Life at 8 mph - how a man with cerebral palsy taught me the secret to happiness Life at 8 mph - how a man with cerebral palsy taught me the secret to happiness

"In the spirit of 'Tuesdays with Morrie,' 'Life at 8 mph' is the rare book that celebrates the friendship between two men while reminding readers that everyone has something to offer, regardless of physical limitations. When Peter Bowling Anderson began working for Richard Herrin, a man with cerebral palsy, Peter didn't want the job. But the role as Richard's assistant became a life-changing experience that opened Peter's eyes to what life is really about, what joy actually looks like, and how c

Nov 22, 2019
Margaret Thatcher - the authorized biography - herself alone Margaret Thatcher - the authorized biography - herself alone

"This third and climactic volume (1987-2013) of Charles Moore's authorized biography gives the definitive account of Margaret Thatcher's third term in office and her life after it. Three stories run through the whole book. The first is Mrs. Thatcher's dominance of her government in almost every domestic field, but also her growing intolerance of dissent, the increasing alienation of her most senior ministers over Europe and the fatal corrosion that followed. The second is her commanding presence

Nov 22, 2019
Mary Ball Washington - the untold story of George Washington's mother Mary Ball Washington - the untold story of George Washington's mother

The New York Times bestselling author offers an intimate portrait of America's original first family in this groundbreaking major biography of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother, filled with rich anecdotes and stories that reveal the father of our country in a fresh and original way.

Dec 12, 2019
Mother Teresa Mother Teresa

"A biography of Albanian-born nun Mother Teresa, examining her position as a leader of the Missionaries of Charity in India, as well as her emphasis on compassion and other social stances."--Amazon.com.

Dec 9, 2019
Naked in the Zendo - stories of uptight Zen, wild-ass Zen, and enlightenment wherever you are Naked in the Zendo - stories of uptight Zen, wild-ass Zen, and enlightenment wherever you are

"We need to remove our ego's clothing to truly see ourselves and the world as they are. Grace Schireson's stories about her Zen journey--from child to grandmother--share deep insight about how we can find awareness, feel it in our bodies, and experience it wherever we are. Grace's path is at once ordinary--with stories of youthful naiveite ("Will Zen Get You High?"), parenting ("You Exist; Therefore, I Am Embarrassed"), and pets ("The Honorable Roshi Bully Cat")--and groundbreaking--with stories

Dec 5, 2019
Parisian lives - Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me - a memoir Parisian lives - Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me - a memoir

"A memoir of the author's experience writing biographies of Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir"--

Dec 5, 2019
She came to slay - the life and times of Harriet Tubman She came to slay - the life and times of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography, illustrations, photos, and engaging sidebars that illuminate the life of Tubman as never before. Not only did Tubman help liberate hundreds of slav

Nov 22, 2019
So much more - a poignant memoir about finding love, fighting adversity, and defining life on my own terms So much more - a poignant memoir about finding love, fighting adversity, and defining life on my own terms

"There's More to Life Than This meets The Bright Hour in this account of Zulema Arroyo-Farley's inspiring life as a psychic medium and adventurer who refuses to let a rare form of cancer determine her destiny"--

Dec 4, 2019
The boy who felt too much - how a renowned neuroscientist and his son changed our view of autism forever The boy who felt too much - how a renowned neuroscientist and his son changed our view of autism forever

"An international bestseller, the story behind Henry Markram's breakthrough theory about autism, and how a family's unconditional love led to a scientific paradigm shift. Henry Markram is the Elon Musk of neuroscience, the man behind the billion-dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the brain. He has set the goal of decoding all disturbances of the mind within a generation. This quest is personal for him. The driving force behind his grand ambition has been his son Kai, who

Dec 4, 2019
The broken road - George Wallace and a daughter's journey to reconciliation The broken road - George Wallace and a daughter's journey to reconciliation

"From the daughter of one of America's most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace's legacy of hate -- and illuminates her journey towards redemption. Peggy Wallace Kennedy has been widely hailed as the 'symbol of racial reconciliation' (Washington Post). In the summer of 1963, though, she was just a young girl watching her father stand in a schoolhouse door as he tried to block two African-American students from entering the University of Alabama. This ma

Dec 9, 2019
The crown - the official companion. Volume 1, Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the making of a young queen, (1947-1955) The crown - the official companion. Volume 1, Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the making of a young queen, (1947-1955)

Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen. As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her r

Dec 2, 2019
The crown - the official companion. Volume 2, Political scandal, personal struggle, and the years that defined Elizabeth II (1956-1977) The crown - the official companion. Volume 2, Political scandal, personal struggle, and the years that defined Elizabeth II (1956-1977)

The official companion to the second and third seasons of the Emmy-winning Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring additional historical background, expert commentary, and beautifully reproduced images.

Dec 2, 2019
The education of Alice Hamilton - from Fort Wayne to Harvard The education of Alice Hamilton - from Fort Wayne to Harvard

"As the founder of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the first woman faculty member of Harvard University, Alice Hamilton will be remembered for her contributions to public health and her remarkable career. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Hamilton attended several medical schools reflecting her lifelong dedication to learning. Focusing on the investigation of the health and safety conditions -- or rather lack thereof -- in the nation's factories and mines during the second decad

Nov 22, 2019
The map that changed the world - William Smith and the birth of modern geology The map that changed the world - William Smith and the birth of modern geology

The fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world's first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology. The Map That Changed the World is, at its foundation, a very human tale of endurance and achievement, of one man's dedication in the face of ruin and homelessness. The world's coal and oil industry, its gold mining, its highway systems, and its railroad routes were all derived entirely fro

Nov 26, 2019
Why I still believe - a former atheist's reckoning with the bad reputation Christians give a good God Why I still believe - a former atheist's reckoning with the bad reputation Christians give a good God

"For anyone who feels caught in the tension between the beauty of God's story and the ugliness of human hypocrisy, Why I Still Believe by apologist and professor Mary Jo Sharp is the hopeful story of an unlikely convert and an approachable case for believing in God when you want to walk away from Christianity"--

Nov 26, 2019