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American values - lessons I learned from my family American values - lessons I learned from my family

In this powerful book that combines the best aspects of memoir and political history, the third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on an intimate journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation. Stories of his grandparents Joseph and Rose set the stage for their nine remarkable children, among them three U.S. senators--Teddy, Bobby, and Jack--one of whom went on to become attorney general, and the other, the president of the Uni

May 18, 2018
Black Elk, Lakota visionary - the Oglala holy man and Sioux tradition Black Elk, Lakota visionary - the Oglala holy man and Sioux tradition

May 21, 2018
For single mothers working as train conductors For single mothers working as train conductors

"Laura Esther Wolfson's literary debut draws on years of immersion in the Russian and French languages; struggles to gain a basic understanding of Judaism, its history, and her place in it; and her search for a form to hold the stories that emerge from what she has lived, observed, overheard, and misremembered. In "Proust at Rush Hour," when her lungs begin to collapse and fail, forcing her to give up an exciting and precarious existence as a globetrotting simultaneous interpreter, she seeks con

May 25, 2018
Harvey Milk - his lives and death Harvey Milk - his lives and death

May 18, 2018
My brother Moochie - regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South My brother Moochie - regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South

A rare first-person account that combines a journalist’s skilled reporting with the raw emotion of a younger brother’s heartfelt testimony of what his family endured after his eldest brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison. At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eldest brother, taken away in handcuffs, not to return from prison for thirty-two years. Bailey tells the story of their relationship and of his experience living in a family suffering from guilt and shame

May 25, 2018
No ashes in the fire - coming of age black and free in America No ashes in the fire - coming of age black and free in America

"When Darnell L. Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire as he was walking home from school. Darnell was tall and awkward and constantly bullied for being gay. That afternoon, one of the boys doused him with gasoline and tried lighting a match. It was too windy, and luckily Darnell's aunt arrived in time to grab Darnell and pull him to safety. It was not the last time he would face death. What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected,

May 25, 2018
Operators and things - the inner life of a schizophrenic Operators and things - the inner life of a schizophrenic

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May 23, 2018
The restless wave - good times, just causes, great fights and other appreciations The restless wave - good times, just causes, great fights and other appreciations

In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most. “I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like

May 18, 2018