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Promise me, Dad - a year of hope, hardship, and purpose Promise me, Dad - a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Nov 16, 2017
The last Republicans - inside the extraordinary relationship between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush The last Republicans - inside the extraordinary relationship between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

"Drawing extensively on exclusive access and interviews with both Bush presidents, Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other’s presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America’s role in the world; and their unvarnished thoughts on Donald Trump, and the radical transformation of the Republican Party he now leads."--

Nov 16, 2017
Franklin D. Roosevelt - a political life Franklin D. Roosevelt - a political life

"A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and dealmaker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus-maker. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life will take a fresh look at the many compelling questions

Nov 16, 2017
Breaking free - how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs Breaking free - how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

"ln this searing memoir of resilience and redemption, Rachel Jeffs--daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--writes about her life inside, and triumphant escape from, a dangerous cult that still holds thousands in its thrall. Rachel Jeffs grew up at her father's side as he attained power and ultimate control of the FLDS Church, a strict patriarchal culture where the women are subordinate to the men, and everyone is a

Nov 16, 2017
Hitler, my neighbor - memories of a Jewish childhood, 1929-1939 Hitler, my neighbor - memories of a Jewish childhood, 1929-1939

Nov 17, 2017
Foxtrot in Kandahar - a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war Foxtrot in Kandahar - a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war

"Veteran CIA officer Duane Evans is dispatched to Pakistan to "get something going in the South," still under the Taliban's sway and al-Qa'ida. With no "Southern Alliance" for the U.S. to support, a new strategy is called for. This is the true story of Evans's unexpected journey from the pristine halls of Langley to the badlands of southern Afghanistan. Within hours after he watched the horrors of 9/11 unfold during a chance visit to FBI Headquarters, Evans begins a personal and relentless quest

Nov 20, 2017
Dawn again Dawn again

Nov 21, 2017
Sakharov - a biography Sakharov - a biography

Nov 22, 2017
The man who tried to save the world - the dangerous life and mysterious disappearance of Fred Cuny The man who tried to save the world - the dangerous life and mysterious disappearance of Fred Cuny

Fred Cuny spent his life working in dangerous places like Somolia and Bosnia, but he disappeared in Chechnya.

Nov 22, 2017
The art of misdiagnosis - a memoir The art of misdiagnosis - a memoir

"Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying

Nov 22, 2017