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A guest of the Reich - the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre's dramatic captivity and escape from Nazi Germany A guest of the Reich - the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre's dramatic captivity and escape from Nazi Germany

"From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the riveting story of a wealthy heiress who joined the OSS and was the only American woman in uniform to be captured by the Germans; her imprisonment among the Nazi elite and daring escape in 1945 comprise one of the more remarkable untold episodes of WWII. Gertrude "Gertie" Legendre was a society heiress from South Carolina who lived a charmed life during the 1920s and 1930s. But the attack

Sep 27, 2019
A year without a name A year without a name

Amazon.com.

Oct 11, 2019
Abe's youth - collected works from the Indiana Lincoln inquiry Abe's youth - collected works from the Indiana Lincoln inquiry

Oct 16, 2019
An impossible life - the inspiring true story of a woman's struggle from within An impossible life - the inspiring true story of a woman's struggle from within

"When thirty-five-year-old Sonja Wasden is involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital by her husband and father, she is sure it is a mistake. A mother of three, living in a beautiful suburb, Sonja's life appears ideal. How did she get here? In a gripping and breathtaking narrative that makes the reader feel as though they are listening in on a private conversation, Sonja tells the compelling true account of her struggle with depression, mania, an eating disorder, suicide, marriage, and mot

Oct 14, 2019
Baghdaddy - how Saddam Hussein taught me to be a better father Baghdaddy - how Saddam Hussein taught me to be a better father

"As a child, he was raised in an unstable and violent home by a mother struggling with mental illness. An absent father with a firm belief in tough love left him with only his sister to understand or comfort him as they faced a home full of harshness, resentment, and physical abuse. As a man, he braved the war-torn landscapes of Kuwait, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Having learned early from his father that only the strong survive, he enlisted in the Air Force after high school and began an impressive

Sep 26, 2019
Bill Marriott - success is never final - his life and the decisions that built a hotel empire Bill Marriott - success is never final - his life and the decisions that built a hotel empire

"Bill Marriott, son of J. Williard Marriott who opened a root-beer stand that grew into the Hot Shoppes Restaurant chain and evolved into the Marriott hotel company, grew up in the family business. In his more than fifty years at the company s helm, Bill Marriott was the driving force behind growing Marriott into the world s largest global hotel chain. His vision and leadership expanded the family business to more than 6,500 properties across 127 countries and territories."--Amazon.com.

Oct 18, 2019
Chinese girl in the ghetto Chinese girl in the ghetto

As China opens itself to the world and undertakes historic economic reforms, a little girl in the southern city of Guangzhou immerses herself in a world of fantasy and foreign influences while grappling with the mundane vagaries of Communist rule. She happily immigrates to Oakland, California, expecting her new life to be far better in all ways than life in China. Instead, she discovers crumbling schools, unsafe streets, and racist people. In the land of the free, she comes of age amid the dysfu

Oct 21, 2019
Citizen Outlaw - one man's journey from gangleader to peacekeeper Citizen Outlaw - one man's journey from gangleader to peacekeeper

"A dramatic narrative account of the life of William Juneboy Outlaw III, whose journey from housing-project youth to ruthless gangland kingpin to change-making community advocate represents a vital next chapter in the ongoing conversation about race and social justice in America"--

Oct 16, 2019
Confessions of a Greenpeace dropout - the making of a sensible environmentalist Confessions of a Greenpeace dropout - the making of a sensible environmentalist

"Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist is Dr. Patrick Moore's engaging firsthand account of his many years spent as the ultimate Greenpeace insider, a co-founder and leader in the organization's top committee. Moore explains why, 15 years after co-founding it, he left Greenpeace to establish a more sensible, science-based approach to environmentalism. From energy independence to climate change, genetic engineering to aquaculture, Moore sheds new light on

Oct 4, 2019
Daughters of chivalry - the forgotten princesses of King Edward Longshanks Daughters of chivalry - the forgotten princesses of King Edward Longshanks

"Revealing the truth behind the life of a royal princess in medieval England, the colorful story of the five remarkable daughters of King Edward I."--

Sep 27, 2019
Edison Edison

Edmund Morris writes about a man who was arguably the most famous in the world when he died in 1931, so revered for his perfection of the incandescent light bulb that President Hoover proposed darkening the entire United States for one minute on the night of his funeral. For the rest of the twentieth century, Edison's image, polished by his additional fame as the inventor of the phonograph, the Kinetoscope moving-picture camera, and the rechargeable alkaline battery, solidified into marble, cold

Oct 21, 2019
Einstein on the run - how Britain saved the world's greatest scientist Einstein on the run - how Britain saved the world's greatest scientist

Oct 18, 2019
For the record For the record

Amazon.com.

Oct 7, 2019
Good husbandry - growing food, love, and family on Essex farm Good husbandry - growing food, love, and family on Essex farm

Amazon.com.

Oct 11, 2019
Hitler - a biography Hitler - a biography

"While many previous portraits have speculated about Hitler's formative years, Peter Longerich focuses on his central role as the driving force of Nazism itself. You cannot separate the man from the monstrous movement he came to embody. From his ascendance through the party's ranks to his final hours as Fu¨hrer in April 1945, Longerich shows just how ruthless Hitler was in his path to power. He emphasizes Hitler's political skills as Germany gained prominence on the world's stage. Hitler's rise

Oct 4, 2019
Homesick - a memoir Homesick - a memoir

"The coming of age story of an award-winning translator, HOMESICK is about learning to love language in its many forms, healing through words and the promises and perils of empathy and sisterhood. Sisters Amy and Zoe grow up in Oklahoma where they are homeschooled for an unexpected reason: Zoe suffers from debilitating and mysterious seizures, spending her childhood in hospitals as she undergoes surgeries. Meanwhile, Amy flourishes intellectually, showing an innate ability to glean a world beyon

Sep 27, 2019
Hopey - from commune to corner office Hopey - from commune to corner office

"Hopey" chronicles the story of a courageous girl in a '70s Southern Indiana commune, complete with flowers for dinner, and a ball of acid in the freezer, and orgies on the living room floor. The chaos of her formative years, which are littered with violent episodes, periods of hunger and assaults, leads Hope to set off on he own at the age of fifteen. Written as intense past moments, reflective chapters, and flash-forwards, these three noices come together to transcend time and connect the past

Oct 3, 2019
In Hoffa's shadow - a stepfather, a disappearance in Detroit, and my search for the truth In Hoffa's shadow - a stepfather, a disappearance in Detroit, and my search for the truth

"As a young man, Jack Goldsmith revered his stepfather, longtime Jimmy Hoffa associate Chuckie O’Brien. But as he grew older and pursued a career in law and government, he came to doubt and distance himself from the man long suspected by the FBI of perpetrating Hoffa’s disappearance on behalf of the mob. It was only years later, when Goldsmith was serving as assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and questioning its misuse of surveillance and other powers, that he began

Sep 27, 2019
It's how we play the game - build a business, take a stand, make a difference It's how we play the game - build a business, take a stand, make a difference

For readers of Phil Knight's Shoe Dog and Howard Schultz's Onward comes an inspiring memoir from the CEO of DICK's Sporting Goods about building a multibillion-dollar business and taking a principled--and highly controversial--stand against the types of guns that are too often used in mass shootings and other tragedies.

Oct 4, 2019
Joe Biden - a life of trial and redemption Joe Biden - a life of trial and redemption

Oct 10, 2019

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