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Educated - a memoir Educated - a memoir

"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to

Feb 16, 2018
Lincoln's melancholy - how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness Lincoln's melancholy - how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness

Drawing on seven years of his own research and the work of other esteemed Lincoln scholars, Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed depression to fuel his astonishing success. Lincoln found the solace and tactics he needed to deal with the nation's worst crisis in the "coping strategies" he had developed over a lifetime of persevering through depressive episodes and personal tragedies. With empathy and authority gained from his own experience with depression, Shenk crafts a revelator

Feb 16, 2018
Secrets we kept - three women of Trinidad Secrets we kept - three women of Trinidad

"There, in a lush landscape of fire-petaled immortelle trees and vast plantations of coffee and cocoa, where the three hills along the southern coast act as guardians against hurricanes, Krystal A. Sital grew up idolizing her grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner. Years later, to escape crime and economic stagnation on the island, the family resettled in New Jersey, where Krystal's mother works as a nanny, and the warmth of Trinidad seems a pretty yet distant memory. But when her grandfather la

Feb 19, 2018
The dressmaker of Khair Khana - five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe The dressmaker of Khair Khana - five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe

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Feb 16, 2018
The food explorer - the true adventures of the globe-trotting botanist who transformed what America eats The food explorer - the true adventures of the globe-trotting botanist who transformed what America eats

"In the nineteenth century American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. Agriculture yielded stable, basic crops like soybeans, corn, and barley, and few growers considered variety or flavor. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable hunger to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Boarding a steamship, Fairchild embarked with li

Feb 19, 2018
The snowball - Warren Buffett and the business of life The snowball - Warren Buffett and the business of life

A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors.

Feb 13, 2018
Ueli Steck - my life in climbing Ueli Steck - my life in climbing

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Feb 16, 2018
Without precedent - John Marshall and his times Without precedent - John Marshall and his times

"The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States. No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the U

Feb 19, 2018