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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
Dawn again Dawn again

Nov 21, 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
Hitler, my neighbor - memories of a Jewish childhood, 1929-1939 Hitler, my neighbor - memories of a Jewish childhood, 1929-1939

Nov 17, 2017