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Know my name - a memoir Know my name - a memoir

"She was know to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by almost eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousan

Sep 27, 2019
Life undercover - coming of age in the CIA Life undercover - coming of age in the CIA

Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter. Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied to a master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgeto

Oct 11, 2019
Mortality and faith - reflections on a journey through time Mortality and faith - reflections on a journey through time

"Mortality and Faith is the second half of an autobiography of David Horowitz whose first installment, Radical Son, was published more than twenty years ago. It completes the account of his life from where the first book left off to his seventy-eighth year."--Amazon.com.

Oct 9, 2019
Passing - a memoir of love and death Passing - a memoir of love and death

"In the tradition of The Year of Magical Thinking comes a legendary editor's unflinching love song about his radiant wife, Margaret, and her battle with cancer. It was a warm April in Pleasant Valley when Margaret Korda, normally a fearless horsewoman, dropped her horsewhip while she was riding. Such a mild slip was easy to ignore, but when other troubling symptoms accumulated, she confided to her husband, 'Michael, I think something serious is wrong with me.' Within a few rapid weeks, the fierc

Oct 4, 2019
Piety & power - Mike Pence and the taking of the White House Piety & power - Mike Pence and the taking of the White House

"A revealing, in-depth biography of Mike Pence, the most secretive and ingratiating vice president in modern history, from a reporter with remarkable access. No journalist has covered Mike Pence for as long or as closely as Tom LoBianco. The seasoned political reporter was at the first campaign rally governor Pence held in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana. He was there when Pence returned to Washington as Donald Trump's vice president. Drawing on his deep ties both within the Beltway and in Ind

Sep 27, 2019
Poisoner in chief - Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control Poisoner in chief - Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control

In the 1950s and '60s, chemist Sidney Gottlieb was head of the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind control project. He directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents, made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace, paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. Kinzer brings to life a man whos

Sep 27, 2019
Self-portrait in black and white - unlearning race Self-portrait in black and white - unlearning race

"A meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics. A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a 'black' father from the segregated South and a 'white' mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop

Oct 11, 2019
Stealing green mangoes - two brothers, two fates, one Indian childhood Stealing green mangoes - two brothers, two fates, one Indian childhood

"A memoir about the divergent paths of two brothers - one who became a police officer and the other a murderer. Sunil Dutta was a twenty-year veteran of the LAPD. Before that, he was a biologist at the University of California and a translator of classic Indian poetry. Before that, he was a destitute refugee, his family uprooted by the genocidal violence surrounding the Partition of India. Back then, he had a brother. Back then, they were children together, chasing whatever fun and solace they c

Oct 4, 2019
Still life - a memoir Still life - a memoir

"Father, husband, athlete, medical doctor, Jeff Sutherland had built a perfect life for himself and his family...then he noticed that he was losing strength in his left arm. He visited a specialist and from that appointment, he writes, "deep personal loss for some unknown reason wrapped its tentacles around me and my family." Diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), he lost his abilities to walk and speak within two years and, confined to a wheelchair, was forced to retire from his life's work

Sep 27, 2019
Swedenborg - an introduction to his life and ideas Swedenborg - an introduction to his life and ideas

An overview of the life and work of eighteenth-century Swedish scientist and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg, whose ideas influenced modern Western alternative spirituality--from mental healing and Spiritualism to New Age mysticism and the twelve-step recovery movement.

Oct 14, 2019
The core of Johnny Appleseed - the unknown story of a spiritual trailblazer The core of Johnny Appleseed - the unknown story of a spiritual trailblazer

Oct 14, 2019
The education of Brett Kavanaugh - an investigation The education of Brett Kavanaugh - an investigation

"From New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, a deeper look at the formative years of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his confirmation"--

Sep 27, 2019
The enigma of Clarence Thomas The enigma of Clarence Thomas

"Most people can tell you two things about Clarence Thomas: Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, and he almost never speaks from the bench. Here are some things they don’t know: Thomas is a black nationalist. In college he memorized the speeches of Malcolm X. He believes white people are incurably racist. In the first examination of its kind, Corey Robin – one of the foremost analysts of the right -- delves deeply into both Thomas’s biography and his jurisprudence, masterfully reading hi

Sep 27, 2019
The grave on the wall The grave on the wall

"Born on an island off the cost of Hiroshima around 1908, Midori Shimoda died in North Carolina in 1996, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for two decades. A photographer, he was incarcerated in a Department of Justice prison during WWII under suspicion of being a spy for Japan. From his birth to contract laborer/picture-bride parents to his immigration and prewar life in Seattle's Nihonmachi, to wartime incarceration and postwar resettlement in New York City, his is a story of a man and

Sep 27, 2019
The man in the white sharkskin suit - my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the new world The man in the white sharkskin suit - my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the new world

Lagnado re-creates the cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Nasser's rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business in his signature white sharkskin suit on the elegant terrace of Shepheard's Hotel, and later, in the cozy, dark bar of the Nile Hilton. But with the fall of King Farouk, Leon and his family lose everything. As streets are renamed, neighborhoods of their fellow Jews disbanded, and the city purged of foreign influence, the La

Sep 30, 2019
The many lives of Michael Bloomberg The many lives of Michael Bloomberg

Randolph's account of Bloomberg's life and time reads almost like a novel, a quintessentially American story. She explains the "machine" he invented that gave and continues to give instant access to an infinite amount of information to bankers and investors on how, what, and where to invest, and how it changed the financial universe. Randolph recounts one day not long ago when the Bloomberg machine briefly blipped and the whole world's financial marketplace came to a halt. Randolph recounts Mayo

Sep 26, 2019
Things we didn't talk about when I was a girl - a memoir Things we didn't talk about when I was a girl - a memoir

"Jeannie Vanasco has had the same nightmare since she was a teenager. She startles awake, saying his name. It is always about him: one of her closest high school friends, a boy named Mark. A boy who raped her. When her nightmares worsen, Jeannie decides after fourteen years of silence to reach out to Mark. He agrees to talk on the record and meet in person. “It's the least I can do,” he says. Jeannie details her friendship with Mark before and after the assault, asking the brave and urgent quest

Sep 30, 2019
Toil & trouble Toil & trouble

"From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching...and just a little spooky. 'Here's a partial list of things I don't believe in: God. The Devil. Heaven. Hell. Bigfoot. Ancient Aliens. Past lives. Vampires. Zombies. Homeopathy. Bigfoot. Canola oil, because there's no such thing as a canola. Note that 'witches' and 'witchcraft' are absent from this list. When really they should be right there at the top. The thing is, I wouldn't believe

Sep 30, 2019
Touched by the sun - my friendship with Jackie Touched by the sun - my friendship with Jackie

A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha's Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship between Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. An intimate, vulnerable, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, this work is a celebration of kinship in all its many forms.

Oct 11, 2019
Unashamed - musings of a fat, black Muslim Unashamed - musings of a fat, black Muslim

"Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn't any room for imperfection. Good Muslim girls listened more than they spoke. They didn't have a missing father or a mother with mental illness. They didn't have fat bodies or grow up wishing they could be like the white characters they saw on TV. They didn't have husbands who abused and cheated on them. They certainly didn't have secret abortions. In Unashamed, Vernon takes to task the myth of the perfec

Oct 11, 2019

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