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Bibi - the turbulent life and times of Benjamin Netanyahu Bibi - the turbulent life and times of Benjamin Netanyahu

Presents a candid account of the prime minister's rise to power, focusing on his consolidation of Zionist fringe politics to gain a long-lasting foothold in Israeli government and examining his enduring influence on the region. --

Jun 16, 2018
Call me American - a memoir Call me American - a memoir

Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist g

Jun 18, 2018
Choose your own disaster - A. a memoir, B. a personality quiz, C. a mostly true and completely honest look at one young woman's attempt to find herself, D. all of the above Choose your own disaster - A. a memoir, B. a personality quiz, C. a mostly true and completely honest look at one young woman's attempt to find herself, D. all of the above

A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting. Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledge: the quiz. Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial exper

Jun 15, 2018
Costly grace - an evangelical minister's rediscovery of faith, hope and love Costly grace - an evangelical minister's rediscovery of faith, hope and love

The author recalls his life as a controversial Washington, D.C. evangelical minister and spiritual advisor to America's political class. He begins with his conversion from Judaism to born-again Christianity, and then finding his calling in public ministry. He chronicles his years as an activist leader of the most extreme wing of the anti-abortion movement, brazenly mixing ministry with Republican political activism. Finally he reflects on his unconscious abandonment of Christian principles in t

Jun 14, 2018
Deep dark blue Deep dark blue

"A YA memoir of sexual abuse in the Air Force academy, and the author's survival and healing."--Provided by publisher.

Jun 16, 2018
Divine nobodies - shedding religion to find God (and the unlikely people who help you) Divine nobodies - shedding religion to find God (and the unlikely people who help you)

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Jun 18, 2018
Harry - a biography of a prince Harry - a biography of a prince

An eye-opening, monumental biography of Prince Harry by a veteran journalist on royal affairs who accompanied the prince on his royal duties for a year and was granted privileged access to his home in Kensington Palace. Once a reckless rebel and now a respected role model, Prince Harry is one of the world's most popular royals and the force behind giving the British royal family a twenty-first century makeover. How has he done it' This insightful new biography is a three-dimensional look at what

Jun 14, 2018
How Hitler was made - Germany and the rise of the perfect Nazi How Hitler was made - Germany and the rise of the perfect Nazi

"How did an obscure agitator on the political fringes of early-20th-century Germany rise to become the supreme leader of the "Third Reich"? Unlike many other books that track Adolf Hitler's career after 1933, this book focuses on his formative period--immediately following World War I (1918-1924). The author, a veteran producer of historical documentaries, brings to life this era of political unrest and violent conflict, when forces on both the left and right were engaged in a desperate power st

Jun 18, 2018
I love capitalism! - an American story I love capitalism! - an American story

Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone has seen it all on his way from childhood poverty to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. This story of his unlikely rise and controversial career is also a passionate defense of the American Dream -- of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic. Langone shows how he struggled to get an education, break into Wall Street, and scramble for an MBA at night while competing with privileged comp

Jun 16, 2018
John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him

"When John Wilkes Booth died--shot inside a burning barn and dragged out twelve days after he assassinated President Lincoln--all he had in his pocket were a compass, a candle, a diary, and five photographs of five different women. They were not ordinary women. Four of them were among the most beautiful actresses of the day; the fifth was Booth's wealthy fiance´e. And those five women are just the tip of the iceberg. Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of his

Jun 14, 2018
Kurt Vonnegut - the last interview and other conversations Kurt Vonnegut - the last interview and other conversations

This anthology collects several interviews with Vonnegut (1922-2007) given from 1977-2007 by the iconoclastic author (Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle), including his last published interview with In These Times magazine.

Jun 15, 2018
Little panic - dispatches from an anxious life Little panic - dispatches from an anxious life

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly funny memoir about living life on the razor's edge of panic. The world never made any sense to Amanda Stern--how could she trust time to keep flowing, the sun to rise, gravity to hold her feet to the ground, or even her own body to work the way it was supposed to? Deep down, she kn

Jun 15, 2018
Paul's prayers - a mother's account of raising an autistic son Paul's prayers - a mother's account of raising an autistic son

"Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the US, affecting 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) Paul's Prayers is published in March 2018 in anticipation of Autism Awareness Month (April). Paul's Prayers is more contemplative and thoughtful than many other autism-focused books, which are often filled with scientific and medical jargon, or weave an amusing tale that downplays the hardships and challenges of a family confronted with autism. Paul's Prayers offers a Christian pers

Jun 18, 2018
Tango lessons - a memoir Tango lessons - a memoir

From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others. Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being touched and shied away from real passion. But by her late twenties, she knew something had to change. She dug up an old dream and tried on her dancing shoes. In tango, there’s a leader and a follower, and, tradi

Jun 18, 2018
The bonanza king - John Mackay and the battle over the greatest riches in the American West The bonanza king - John Mackay and the battle over the greatest riches in the American West

Traces the rags-to-riches frontier story of Irish immigrant John Mackay, describing how in mid-nineteenth-century Nevada he outmaneuvered the pernicious "Bank Ring" monopoly and thousands of rivals to take control of the history-making Comstock Lode.

Jun 14, 2018
The spiritual Mandela - faith and religion in the life of Nelson Mandela The spiritual Mandela - faith and religion in the life of Nelson Mandela

In the first book of its kind, an acclaimed South African journalist and former parliamentary spokesperson for the ANC shares how Nelson Mandela balanced his Christian faith with his political views, exploring how the beloved leader reconciled his own beliefs with the hard truth that religion had often been used as a tool to oppress his people. Nelson Mandela revealed nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public pronouncements. But those who were close to him kno

Jun 18, 2018
The tragedy of Benedict Arnold - an American life The tragedy of Benedict Arnold - an American life

Historian Joyce Lee Malcolm skillfully unravels the man behind the myth and gives us a portrait of the true Arnold and his world. There was his dramatic victory against the British at Saratoga in 1777 and his troubled childhood in a pre-revolutionary America beset with class tension and economic instability. We witness his brilliant wartime military exploits and learn of his contentious relationship with a newly formed and fractious Congress, fearful of powerful military leaders, like Arnold, wh

Jun 13, 2018
Trans like me - conversations for all of us Trans like me - conversations for all of us

A personal and culture-driven exploration of the most pressing questions facing the transgender community today, from a leading activist, musician, and academic. In Trans Like Me, CN Lester takes readers on a measured, thoughtful, intelligent yet approachable tour through the most important and high-profile narratives around the trans community, turning them inside out and examining where we really are in terms of progress. From the impact of the media's wording in covering trans people and issu

Jun 18, 2018
Uncensored - my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of black and white America Uncensored - my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of black and white America

There's no one Zach Wood refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, and how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist t

Jun 18, 2018
Vogue on Coco Chanel Vogue on Coco Chanel

This is a completely fresh look at the fashion designer, Coco Chanel, who is arguably 'the most influential female designer of the twentieth century'. One of the first in a new series of branded fashion books with British Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion.

Jun 18, 2018