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1924 - the year that made Hitler 1924 - the year that made Hitler

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Feb 1, 2016
A woman in charge - the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton A woman in charge - the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Traces the childhood, college years, and political accomplishments of the controversial 2008 presidential candidate.

Feb 4, 2016
Fat woman on the mountain - how I lost half of myself and found happiness - a memoir Fat woman on the mountain - how I lost half of myself and found happiness - a memoir

The story of a woman who changed her focus from how many pounds she wanted to lose to doing what she wanted to do - climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Feb 4, 2016
First entrepreneur - how George Washington built his--and the nation's--prosperity First entrepreneur - how George Washington built his--and the nation's--prosperity

"Draws on primary sources to illuminate the first president's lesser-known achievements as an entrepreneur, citing his financial prowess in building the Mount Vernon estate, managing Continental Army resources and establishing a stable national economy,"--

Feb 4, 2016
Into the magic shop - a neurosurgeon's quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart Into the magic shop - a neurosurgeon's quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart

The author relates how a chance encounter in a magic shop with a woman who taught him exercises to ease his sufferings and manifest his greatest desires gave him a glimpse of the relationship between the brain and the heart, and drove him to explore the neuroscience of compassion and altruism.

Feb 4, 2016
John Birch - a life John Birch - a life

John Birch was better known in death than life. Shot and killed by Communists in China, he posthumously became the namesake for a right-wing organization whose influence is still visible in today's Tea Party. This is the remarkable story of an American missionary-turned-soldier who wanted to save China, but became a victim instead.

Feb 1, 2016
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave

Feb 4, 2016
Meister Eckhart - philosopher of Christianity Meister Eckhart - philosopher of Christianity

"Renowned philosopher Kurt Flasch offers a full-scale reappraisal of the life and legacy of Meister Eckhart, the medieval German theologian, philosopher, and alleged mystic who was active during the Avignon Papacy of the fourteenth century and posthumously condemned as a heretic by Pope John XXII. Disputing his subject’s frequent characterization as a hero of a modern, syncretic spirituality, Flasch attempts to free Eckhart from the “Mystical Flood” by inviting his readers to think along with Ec

Feb 4, 2016
On my own On my own

"In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio hostess speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of 54 years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him"--

Feb 4, 2016
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict The life and the adventures of a haunted convict

"The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a prisoner in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. Austin Reed was born a free man near Rochester, NY in the 1820s. As a young adult, he was sent to a juvenile reform school in Manhattan, where he learned to read and write. In the decades that followed, Reed would be repeatedly incarcerated for the

Feb 1, 2016