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All the truth is out - the week politics went tabloid All the truth is out - the week politics went tabloid

Sep 30, 2014
American Spartan - the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant American Spartan - the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

"Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first met Special Forces Major James Gant and heard about his battle renown when he was awarded the Silver Star several years ago. Soon after, in October, 2009, Gant rocked the US military establishment with his paper "One Tribe at a Time," an incendiary criticism of what he considered a gaping hole in U.S. strategy: The failure to engage Afghanistan's powerful Pashtun tribes on the eastern border with Pakistan. The article went viral at the Pentagon, t

Sep 30, 2014
And give up showbiz? - how Fred Levin beat big tobacco, avoided two murder prosecutions, became chief of Ghana, earned boxing manager of the year, and transformed American law And give up showbiz? - how Fred Levin beat big tobacco, avoided two murder prosecutions, became chief of Ghana, earned boxing manager of the year, and transformed American law

Sep 30, 2014
Andrew Jackson, southerner Andrew Jackson, southerner

Sep 30, 2014
Cesar Chavez - autobiography of La Causa Cesar Chavez - autobiography of La Causa

Mexican-American civil rights and labor activist Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) comes to life in this vivid portrait of the charismatic and influential fighter who boycotted supermarkets and took on corporations, the government, and the powerful Teamster's Union. Jacques E. Levy gained unprecedented access to Chavez and the United Farm Workers in writing this account of one of the most successful labor movements in history - which also serves as a guidebook for social and political change.

Sep 30, 2014
Faisal I of Iraq Faisal I of Iraq

"Born in 1885, King Faisal I of Iraq was a seminal figure not only in the founding of the state of Iraq but also in the making of the modern Middle East. In all the tumult leading to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of new Arab states, Faisal was a central player. His life traversed each of the important political, military, and intellectual developments of his times. This comprehensive biography is the first to provide a fully rounded picture of Faisal the man and Fai

Sep 30, 2014
I'll drink to that - a life in style, with a twist I'll drink to that - a life in style, with a twist

"Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim's repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through clothes, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons--including Hollywood's top stylists--to tel

Sep 24, 2014
In my shoes - a memoir In my shoes - a memoir

" When Tamara Mellon's father lent her the seed money to start a high-end shoe company, he cautioned her: "Don't let the accountants run your business." Little did he know. Over the next fifteen years, the struggle between "financial" and "creative" would become one of the central themes as Mellon's business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion dollar brand. She became

Sep 25, 2014
In the heart of life - a memoir In the heart of life - a memoir

In 1977, Kathy Eldon moved with her husband and two children from England to Kenya, where she found freedom as she had never known it before and was ready to push back from her old, restrictive life. Diving into this tumultuous new world as a journalist and writer, she embraced the energy and creativity of Kenyans, both black and white. But her world collapsed when her twenty-two-year-old son, Dan--an artist and photojournalist on assignment for Reuters--was stoned to death by an angry mob in So

Sep 25, 2014
James Buchanan James Buchanan

Examines the life, career, and impact of President James Buchanan and places him within his historical and cultural context.

Sep 30, 2014
James K. Polk James K. Polk

Sep 30, 2014
Love, lashes, and lipstick - my secrets for a gorgeous, happy life Love, lashes, and lipstick - my secrets for a gorgeous, happy life

"From A-list celebrity makeup artist and Mally Beauty founder Mally Roncal comes [a] ... guide to living a gorgeous life inside and out, with step-by-step beauty lessons and personal stories about how inner strength, a positive outlook, and plenty of mascara can empower and uplift women at every age"--

Sep 26, 2014
Mademoiselle - Coco Chanel and the pulse of history Mademoiselle - Coco Chanel and the pulse of history

"Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascina

Sep 30, 2014
Never ever give up - the inspiring story of Jessie Rees and her joyjars Never ever give up - the inspiring story of Jessie Rees and her joyjars

Sep 29, 2014
Never too late Never too late

Sep 30, 2014
Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford B. Hayes

An American icon and hero faces a nation--and a world--in transition, as seen in this retrospective of the popular president's career. A leader of the Reconstruction era, whose contested election eerily parallels the election debacle of 2000 The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up a special electoral commission, handing the disputed electoral votes to Hayes, brings recent events into sharp focus. Historian Hans L. Trefousse explore

Sep 30, 2014
The Coconut Latitudes - Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The Caribbean The Coconut Latitudes - Secrets, Storms, And Survival In The Caribbean

"The Coconut Latitudes" is a memoir about a childhood in paradise, a journey into unexpected misery, and a twisted path to redemption and truth. Leaving a successful career in the U.S., a father makes the fateful decision to settle his wife and two young daughters on an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings and declares they are the luckiest people alive. In reality, the family is in the path of hurricanes and in the grip of a brutal dictator. Against

Sep 25, 2014
The forgotten conservative - rediscovering Grover Cleveland The forgotten conservative - rediscovering Grover Cleveland

Traces the conservative political career of Grover Cleveland, and encourages politicians to use the leadership examples of Cleveland, who promoted free enterprise and limited Constitutional government.

Sep 30, 2014
The investigator - fifty years of uncovering the truth The investigator - fifty years of uncovering the truth

A memoir by a Washington insider and former chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee traces his investigative role in some of the most culturally and politically significant world events and news stories from the past half century.

Sep 25, 2014
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace - a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League The short and tragic life of Robert Peace - a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

Examines "the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets--and of one's own nature--when he returns home"--Amazon.com.

Sep 25, 2014