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After Woodstock - the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, and a Manhattan breakdown After Woodstock - the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, and a Manhattan breakdown

Mar 27, 2015
All who go do not return - a memoir All who go do not return - a memoir

Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world--only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression--turning on the radio--is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, seve

Mar 27, 2015
Becoming Steve Jobs - the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader Becoming Steve Jobs - the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

"Based on the ... cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind-the-scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history ... Brent Schlender and veteran editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders, and the people who knew Jobs best throughout his evolution as a CEO and leader. In addition, Schlender, who knew Jobs personally for 25 years, has over 100 hours of interview tapes with Jobs to draw on, many ho

Mar 27, 2015
FDR and the American crisis FDR and the American crisis

An accessible portrait of the 32nd president traces his privileged upbringing, the polio that cost him the use of his legs and his leadership during the Great Depression and World War II.

Mar 29, 2015
Frank - a life in politics from the Great Society to same-sex marriage Frank - a life in politics from the Great Society to same-sex marriage

"The candid political memoir of Barney Frank, former House Representative from Massachusetts ... and a pioneering, openly gay politician"--

Mar 23, 2015
John Wilkes Booth - a sister's memoir John Wilkes Booth - a sister's memoir

Mar 29, 2015
Mama Maggie - the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums Mama Maggie - the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums

Since 1997, Maggie Gobran and her organization Stephen's Children have been changing lives in Cairo's notorious zabala, or garbage slums. Her innovative, transformational work has garnered worldwide fame and multiple Nobel Prize nominations. This book chronicles Mama Maggie's surprising pilgrimage from privileged child to stylish businesswoman to college professor pondering God's call to change.

Mar 23, 2015
The beautiful struggle - a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood The beautiful struggle - a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood

A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.

Mar 29, 2015
The Francis miracle - inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church The Francis miracle - inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church

Mar 29, 2015
The Irish brotherhood - John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency The Irish brotherhood - John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency

Captures the experience and spirit of the group of men who gathered around Jack Kennedy as he made his dramatic rise to the presidency -- Bobby Kennedy, Kenny O'Donnell, Larry O'Brien, and Dave Powers.

Mar 27, 2015
The year my mother came back The year my mother came back

"Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most"--Dust jacket flap.

Mar 29, 2015
Two in the Far North Two in the Far North

Mardy Murie writes about growing up in Fairbanks, becoming the first woman graduate of the University of Alaska, and marrying noted biologist Olaus J. Murie. So begins her lifelong journey in Alaska and on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where along with her husband and others, they founded The Wilderness Society. Mardy's work as one of the earliest female voices for the wilderness movement earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Mar 29, 2015