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Outside the wire - ten lessons I've learned in everyday courage Outside the wire - ten lessons I've learned in everyday courage

"Barack Obama has called Jason Kander the future of the Democratic Party. A former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, Kander was the first millennial ever elected to statewide office. Today, he is the founder and president of Let America Vote, and a bold new voice in American politics. In OUTSIDE THE WIRE, Jason Kander writes candidly about his life, from joining the military following 9/11, to launching his first political campaign, to becoming the next step in the evolution of the Democra

Aug 7, 2018
No better friend, no worse enemy - the life of General James Mattis No better friend, no worse enemy - the life of General James Mattis

"When General James Mattis took command of the First Division in 2000, he took for their motto a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "No better friend, no worse enemy." In 2003, General James N. Mattis shared a "Message to All Hands," to his soldiers. He shared with them the importance of the mission, the goal to act with honor, and ended with the motto he brought to his division from a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "Demonstrate to the world that there is 'N

Aug 7, 2018
My country - a Syrian memoir My country - a Syrian memoir

Kassem Eid survived arrest in al-Assad's regime, a chemical weapons attack that shocked the world, and the siege of a city where he fought with the Syrian rebel army. This is his story--a unique and powerfully moving testimony for our times, with a foreword by Janine di Giovanni. On August 21, 2013, Kassem Eid nearly died in a sarin gas attack in the town of Moadamiya. At least 1,500 people were killed. Later that day, he was hit by a mortar while helping the Free Syrian Army fight government fo

Aug 7, 2018
Maeve in America - essays by a girl from somewhere else Maeve in America - essays by a girl from somewhere else

"An essay collection about life, love, and becoming an American from comedian and podcaster Maeve Higgins"--

Aug 7, 2018
Algiers, Third World capital - freedom fighters, revolutionaries, Black Panthers Algiers, Third World capital - freedom fighters, revolutionaries, Black Panthers

Aug 7, 2018
The war outside my window - the Civil War diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860 - 1865 The war outside my window - the Civil War diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860 - 1865

"LeRoy Wiley Gresham of Macon, Georgia kept a series of seven journals between 1860 and 1865 that documents the entirety of the Civil War. Starting at the age of 12, his writing covers not only the changes in Macon, but the socio-economic impact of the conflict on his wealthy family, which owns two plantations about 40 miles southeast of Macon. His journals also trace his internal struggles with his health, giving us a very unique glimpse into the course of his struggle against tuberculosis, a d

Aug 10, 2018
Pence - the path to power Pence - the path to power

"What does it take to become the second-in-command of one of the most powerful countries in the world? Mike Pence's rise to the vice presidency of the United States wasn't always easy. To some, he is the personification of American conservative values, but to others, his ideals are the epitome of prejudice and bigotry." --back cover.

Aug 10, 2018
Not a poster child - living well with a disability - a memoir Not a poster child - living well with a disability - a memoir

Polio is back in the news. Almost forgotten for decades in the US, it has been brought back into the spotlight by the anti-vaxxer movement?but for millions around the world, especially those who have residual or late effects of polio, this virus has never been old news. Francine Falk-Allen was only three years old when she contracted polio and temporarily lost the ability to stand and walk. Here, she tells the story of how a toddler learned grown-up lessons too soon; a schoolgirl tried her best

Aug 10, 2018
Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret

She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was madly in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950

Aug 10, 2018
Memoirs of a wartime interpreter - from the battle for Moscow to Hitler's bunker Memoirs of a wartime interpreter - from the battle for Moscow to Hitler's bunker

On May 2,1945, Red Army soldiers broke into Hitler's bunker. Rzhevskaya, a young military interpreter, was with them. Almost accidentally the Soviet military found the charred remains of Hitler and Eva Braun. They also found key documents: Bormann's notes, the diaries of Goebbels and letters of Magda Goebbels. Rzhevskaya was entrusted with the proof of the Hitler's death: his teeth wrenched from his corpse by a pathologist hours earlier. Rzhevskaya writes about the key historical events and ever

Aug 10, 2018
De Gaulle De Gaulle

A definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept the Nazi domination of France, drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and papers in the newly opened de Gaulle archives that show how this volatile man put a broken France back at the center of world affairs. In the early summer of 1940, when France was overrun by German troops, one junior general who had fought in the trenches in Verdun refused to accept defeat. He fled to London, where he took to the radio to address his comp

Aug 10, 2018
Nursing under the North Star with Mollie Greist Nursing under the North Star with Mollie Greist

Aug 11, 2018
Two miles ahead - the story of J.W. Whitlock Two miles ahead - the story of J.W. Whitlock

Aug 14, 2018
Rock monster - my life with Joe Walsh Rock monster - my life with Joe Walsh

Rock Monster is an honest account of Kristin Casey's life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing, it's her long and winding journey from life in the fast lane to sobriety and redemption. Set in the late-eighties and nineties, these are some of Walsh's darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over tour. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self

Aug 14, 2018
Imperfect courage - live a life of purpose by leaving comfort and going scared Imperfect courage - live a life of purpose by leaving comfort and going scared

Aug 14, 2018
A girl's guide to missiles - growing up in America's secret desert A girl's guide to missiles - growing up in America's secret desert

"A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, a

Aug 14, 2018
Founding martyr - the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero Founding martyr - the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero

A detailed portrait of Founding Father, Dr. Joseph Warren, examines his work as an architect of the colonial rebellion, before his hero's death at Bunker Hill obscured his essential role in America's independence.

Aug 14, 2018
The cut out girl - a story of war and family, lost and found The cut out girl - a story of war and family, lost and found

"The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood never left him. It was a mystery of sorts: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during the war by relatives and hidden from the Nazis, handed over by her parents, who understood the danger they

Aug 14, 2018