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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
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 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