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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
The gift of pain - why we hurt & what we can do about it The gift of pain - why we hurt & what we can do about it

A world without pain? Can such a place exist? It not only can--it does. But it's no utopia. It's a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences.His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God's great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us

Jan 2, 2019
Unpresidented - a biography of Donald Trump Unpresidented - a biography of Donald Trump

A riveting, meticulously researched, and provocative biography of Donald J. Trump from the author of Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary. Born into a family of privilege and wealth, he was sent to military school at the age of 13. After an unremarkable academic career, he joined the family business in real estate and built his fortune. His personal brand: sex, money and power. From no-holds-barred reality TV star to unlikely candidate, Donald J. Trump rose to the highest political office: Presiden

Jan 4, 2019
Thick - and other essays Thick - and other essays

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Jan 4, 2019
The journey of Crazy Horse - a Lakota history The journey of Crazy Horse - a Lakota history

A Lakota historian and storyteller offers a portrait of Crazy Horse, the era in which he lived, and his legacy, drawing on his own culture's oral tradition and firsthand research to capture diverse aspects of Crazy Horse's life.

Jan 4, 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
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
The truths we hold - an American journey The truths we hold - an American journey

"From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis manag

Jan 7, 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
The memoirs. The memoirs.

Autobiography of a Hollywood movie czar who worked with early sound and developed the controversial Production Code long before the current rating system.

Jan 8, 2019
Eli Lilly, a life, 1885-1977 Eli Lilly, a life, 1885-1977

Jan 8, 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
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
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
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
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
You can't go wrong doing right - how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world You can't go wrong doing right - how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world

"An unforgettable account of a quietly remarkable life, Robert Brown's memoir takes readers behind the scenes of pivotal moments from the 20th century, where the lessons he learned at his grandmother's knee helped him shape America as we know it today." -- Publisher annotation.

Jan 11, 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
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

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