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An indefinite sentence - a personal history of outlawed love and sex An indefinite sentence - a personal history of outlawed love and sex

A revelatory memoir about sex, oppression, and the universal struggle for justice. From his time as a child in 1960s India, Siddharth Dube knew that he was different. Reckoning with his femininity and sexuality—and his intellect—would send him on a lifelong journey of discovery: from Harvard classrooms to unsafe cruising sites; from ivory-tower think-tanks to shantytowns; from halls of power at the UN and World Bank to jail cells where sexual outcasts are brutalized. Coming of age in the earlies

Jan 7, 2019
Bess W. Truman Bess W. Truman

Describes the life of Bess Truman, her marriage, and her influence on her husband's career as seen through the eyes of her daughter and through personal correspondence.

Jan 8, 2019
Breaking and entering - the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien" Breaking and entering - the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien"

"This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker - a woman known only as Alien"--

Jan 7, 2019
Can't hurt me - master your mind and defy the odds Can't hurt me - master your mind and defy the odds

"For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare. Poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in nume

Jan 8, 2019
Code name - Lise - the true story of World War II's most highly decorated woman Code name - Lise - the true story of World War II's most highly decorated woman

"The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls."--Provided by publisher.

Jan 14, 2019
Eleanor Roosevelt. Volume 1, 1884-1933 Eleanor Roosevelt. Volume 1, 1884-1933

This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.

Jan 21, 2019
Eli Lilly, a life, 1885-1977 Eli Lilly, a life, 1885-1977

Jan 8, 2019
Faith and fury - Eli Farmer on the frontier, 1794-1881 Faith and fury - Eli Farmer on the frontier, 1794-1881

"Faith and Fury by Riley B. Case tells the fascinating story of Eli Farmer (1794-1881) who moved to Monroe County, Indiana, in 1820 and became a Methodist circuit rider. Over nine years, he visited 33 different preaching locations and covered over 300 square miles in southern and central Indiana. Farmer was also a War of 1812 veteran, farmer, businessman, newspaper editor, Civil War chaplain, freemason, and state senator. Throughout his life, he was fascinated by the personal journey of faith an

Jan 22, 2019
Father O'Hara of Notre Dame - the Cardinal-Archbishop of Philadelphia Father O'Hara of Notre Dame - the Cardinal-Archbishop of Philadelphia

Jan 8, 2019
Hitler's pawn - the boy assassin and the Holocaust Hitler's pawn - the boy assassin and the Holocaust

"After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan (pronounced "Greenspan"), an impoverished seventeen-year-old Jew living in Paris, bought a small handgun and on November 7, 1938, went to the German embassy and shot the first German diplomat he saw. When the man died two days later, Hitler and Goebbels made the shooting their pretext for the great state-sponsored wave of anti-Semitic terror known as Kristallnacht, still seen by many as an initiating event of the Holocaust.

Jan 11, 2019
Joy enough - a memoir Joy enough - a memoir

"Capturing the fleeting, yet universal, impressions of what it means to be a daughter, [this book] is the life-affirming memoir of a woman making and remaking her life in her mother's image. Writing in prose that hums with humor and grace, brilliant debut author Sarah McColl seeks the answer to a question that has haunted her for years: Can you explain what people mean when they say, You are just like your mother? Through a series of vivid scenes and memories, McColl reveals her late mother, All

Jan 14, 2019
King of the Dinosaur Hunters - the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology King of the Dinosaur Hunters - the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology

Every year millions of museum visitors marvel at the skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures discovered by John Bell Hatcher. The life of the "King of Collectors" is every bit as fascinating as the mighty bones and fossils he unearthed. Hatcher helped discover and mount much of the Carnegie Museum's world famous, 150 million-year-old skeleton of Diplodocus, a slender-necked, long-tailed, plant-eater whose skeleton has captivated our collective imaginations for more than a century.

Jan 18, 2019
Like family - growing up in other people's houses - a memoir Like family - growing up in other people's houses - a memoir

"Hailed as a memoir of unexpected beauty and arresting power, Like Family tells the story of three young sisters who are abandoned by their mother and father and raised as wards of the Fresno County, California, court. McLain's unflinching recollection of being shuttled from foster home to foster home strikes a universal chord, capturing the loneliness, uncertainty, and odd pleasures that are the very nature of adolescence."--Back cover.

Jan 18, 2019
Maid - hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive Maid - hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive

A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

Jan 18, 2019
My life among the underdogs - a memoir My life among the underdogs - a memoir

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Jan 17, 2019
One by one - a memoir of love and loss in the shadows of opioid America One by one - a memoir of love and loss in the shadows of opioid America

Behind closed doors, thirty-six million people around the world abuse opioids, three million of them are in the US. Nick Bush was one of them. Forty-five thousand people in the US die annually from the disease, two lives lost to it were Nick's sister and brother, three were his friends. Opioid addiction is recognized as the nation's worst health crisis. Because of it, the average American lifespan is decreasing. Incredibly, the stories of the people suffering from opioid addiction rarely get tol

Jan 2, 2019
One soldier's war One soldier's war

A young Russian soldier offers a harrowing chronicle of his experiences in the Chechen wars that captures the fear, chaos, hardship, drudgery, and brutality of modern warfare, documenting his personal odyssey from nai¨ve, teenage conscript to battle-hardened soldier.

Jan 11, 2019
The boy on the beach - my family's escape from Syria and our hope for a new home The boy on the beach - my family's escape from Syria and our hope for a new home

Two-year-old Alan Kurdi's body washed up on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea on September 2, 2015, and overnight the world awoke to the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. Tima Kurdi saw the shocking photo of her nephew in her home in Vancouver, Canada. Now she recounts her idyllic childhood in Syria, where she grew up with her brother Abdullah and other siblings in a tight-knit family. She emigrated to Canada, but much of her family remained in Damascus as war overtook her homeland. Their j

Jan 4, 2019
The Caesar of Paris - Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire The Caesar of Paris - Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire

"Napoleon is one of history's most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome--both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See--have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon's dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into "the new Rome"--Europe's cultural capital--through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive pursuit of antiqu

Jan 4, 2019
The first American - the life and times of Benjamin Franklin The first American - the life and times of Benjamin Franklin

The first major biography of Benjamin Franklin in more than sixty years, The First American is history on a grand scale -- a work of meticulous scholarship and a thoroughly engaging portrait of the foremost American of his day. Diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, wit, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America's first Renaissance man. The eighteenth-century genius comes to life in this masterwork by acclaimed historian H.W. Brands, whose access to previou

Jan 17, 2019

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