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Yeager - an autobiography Yeager - an autobiography

Offers a personal glimpse of air pilot General Chuck Yeager. Yeager talks about his life and achievements, expressed in his own words.

Jan 31, 2020
The magical language of others - a memoir The magical language of others - a memoir

"After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji's parents return to Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in the family's new California home. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself in a world made strange in her mother's absence. Her mother writes letters over the years seeking forgiveness and love-letters Eun Ji cannot understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box. The letters lay bare the impact of her mother's departure, as Eun Ji gets to know the w

Jan 21, 2020
The great blue hills of god - from the founder of Blackberry Farm, a story of enormous success, unfathomable loss, and discovering the true meaning of home The great blue hills of god - from the founder of Blackberry Farm, a story of enormous success, unfathomable loss, and discovering the true meaning of home

"The Great Blue Hills of God is the powerful, resilient memoir by the creative force behind legendary, award-winning farm-to-table resort, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee. Born with "the gift of hospitality," Kreis Beall helped create one of the South's most enchanting destinations, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee's Smoky Mountain foothills. For decades, she was a fixture in the entertaining and design world and on the glossy pages of popular shelter magazines. But beautiful exteriors and glowing ac

Feb 6, 2020
The escape artist The escape artist

"Helen Fremont's bestselling memoir, After Long Silence, published in 1991 and still very much in print, vividly recounts her discovery in adulthood that her parents were not Catholics, as she thought (having herself been raised in that faith), but Jewish Holocaust survivors living invented lives. Not even their names were their own. In her frank, moving, and often surprisingly funny new memoir, Fremont delves even deeper into the family dynamic that produced such a startling devotion to secret-

Feb 10, 2020
The compassionate warrior - Abd el-Kader of Algeria The compassionate warrior - Abd el-Kader of Algeria

A brilliant military strategist, superb horseman, Arab statesman, and philosopher, Abd el-Kader was widely praised for his commitment to the safety of innocent people during his armed resistance to the French conquest of Algeria.

Feb 4, 2020
Shadow on the mountain - a Yazidi memoir of terror, resistance, and hope Shadow on the mountain - a Yazidi memoir of terror, resistance, and hope

Recounts the story of Shaker Jeffrey, a young Yazidi interpreter for the US military in Iraq, and what happened after ISIS sentenced the Yazidi people to extermination. The Yazidis fled to Mount Shingal, where they had no food and no water. Shaker went behind enemy lines, relaying their precise locations to CENTCOM in Washington and even infiltrating their ranks to rescue the taken; but he would come to risk everything in the search for his beloved. Soon, he established a cross-border, undergrou

Feb 12, 2020
Rosa Parks - in her own words Rosa Parks - in her own words

"In this compelling new book from the Library of Congress, where the Parks Collection is housed, the civil rights icon is revealed for the first time in print through her private manuscripts and handwritten notes. Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words illumines her inner thoughts, her ongoing struggles, and how she came to be the person who stood up by sitting down. At the height of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as Parks was both pilloried and celebrated, she found a catharsis in her writing. Her precise

Feb 10, 2020
Normal - a mother and her beautiful son Normal - a mother and her beautiful son

"A moving memoir from the mother of a child with Treacher Collins Syndrome, with a foreword by R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder"--

Jan 30, 2020
My losing season My losing season

The author reflects on his days at a South Carolina military college. He recalls his love of basketball and its value to him as a means of self-expression, and shares experiences that shed new light on his novel "The Great Santini."

Feb 3, 2020
Love & courage - my story of family, resilience, and overcoming the unexpected - a memoir Love & courage - my story of family, resilience, and overcoming the unexpected - a memoir

"Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal. Every part of Jagmeet Singh's full name reflects a part of his identity. Jagmeet--the intelligent, warm "friend to the world." Singh--the great grandson of a Punjabi freedom fighter who defended his people against injustice. Jimmy--the kid who grew up on the hardscrabble streets of Windsor. Dhaliwal--the son of immigrants who chanced it and uprooted themselves in Canada for a better life. With wisdom, warmth, and compassion, Love & Courage tells the stories behind

Jan 31, 2020
Lord of all the dead - a nonfiction novel Lord of all the dead - a nonfiction novel

"From the internationally renowned author of The Impostor, a courageous journey into his own family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war--his most moving, most personal book, one he has spent his entire life preparing to write. Javier Cercas grew up hearing the legend of his adored great-uncle Manuel Mena, who died at nineteen in the bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War--while fighting for Franco's army. Who was this young man? A fascist hero whose memory is an em

Feb 6, 2020
Last girl standing Last girl standing

The heavily illustrated memoir of the underground feminist cartoonist, who fought the establishment and misogyny while running an East Village fashion boutique and mingling with rock stars. From dressing Mama Cass and Donovan to photographing the Rolling Stones's first US tour, from drunken New York nights with Jim Morrison to starring in Joni Mitchell's famous song, "Ladies of the Canyon", to producing the very first all-woman comics anthology, this memoir transports the reader from WWII-era Ne

Jan 30, 2020
King Charles - the man, the monarch, and the future of Britain King Charles - the man, the monarch, and the future of Britain

"With exclusive interviews and extensive research, King Charles delivers definitive insight into the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, as he nears the throne at a watershed moment in modern history and in the British monarchy. New York Times bestselling author Robert Jobson debunks the myths about the man who will be king, going beyond banal, bogus media caricatures of Charles to tell his true story. Jobson--who has spent nearly thirty years chronicling the House of

Jan 21, 2020
John Henry Newman - a very brief history John Henry Newman - a very brief history

'The canonization of Newman is no conventional accolade to a very pious man. Newman strove all his life after holiness, but he had more than his share of human frailties. He could be tyrannical in friendship, he was thin-skinned and easily offended, slow to forgive, even at times implacable. Canonizations always have a point, which is often political, in the broadest sense. Newman believed passionately that religion without dogma slid inexorably into mere sentiment, and it would be possible

Jan 29, 2020
Hold on, but don't hold still - gather hope, embrace humor, and love your imperfect life Hold on, but don't hold still - gather hope, embrace humor, and love your imperfect life

"The inspiring and hilarious true story of how a single mother found the strength to transform her life and become the person--and parent--she could admire, revealing the tips and advice that empowered her Kristina Kuzmic has made herself a household name, speaking directly to mothers from the trenches of parenthood via her viral videos and social media presence. She's now bringing her message of self-acceptance, resilience, and joy to book readers. What she has delivered is a refreshingly unpre

Feb 10, 2020
Hill women - finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains Hill women - finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains

"Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is the poorest county in Kentucky and the second poorest in the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Cassie Chambers grew up amidst these hollers, and through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains. Cassie's Granny was a child bride who rose be

Jan 29, 2020
Half broke - a memoir Half broke - a memoir

"An alternative prison ranch in New Mexico conducts a daring experiment: setting the troubled residents out to retrain an aggressive herd of horses. The horses and prisoners both arrive at the ranch broken in one way or many- the horses often abandoned and suspicious, the residents, some battling drug and alcohol addiction, emotionally, physically, and financially shattered. Ginger Gaffney's job is to retrain the untrainable. With time, the horses and residents form a profound bond, and teach ea

Jan 31, 2020
Gerald R. Ford Gerald R. Ford

A biography of the first president to be sworn into office as a result of his predecessor's resignation.

Feb 7, 2020
Building a life worth living - a memoir Building a life worth living - a memoir

Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others.

Jan 21, 2020
Barbara La Marr - the girl who was too beautiful for Hollywood Barbara La Marr - the girl who was too beautiful for Hollywood

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Feb 3, 2020

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