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Assimilate or go home - notes from a failed missionary on rediscovering faith Assimilate or go home - notes from a failed missionary on rediscovering faith

Aug 24, 2016
Born bright - a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America Born bright - a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America

"'Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life ... ' So begins C. Nicole Mason's powerful memoir, a story of reconciliation, constrained choices and life on the other side of the tracks. Born in the 1970s in Los Angeles, California, Mason was raised by a beautiful, but volatile16-year-ol

Aug 19, 2016
Double ace - the life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., pilot, hero, and teller of tall tales Double ace - the life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., pilot, hero, and teller of tall tales

"Recounts the storied life and military career of the American flying Ace who flew missions in China alongside the “Flying Tigers” during World War II and helped found Georgia's Museum of Aviation,"--NoveList.

Aug 24, 2016
From the Avenue - a memoir - life experiences and Indiana Avenue history told from the perspective of one who was there From the Avenue - a memoir - life experiences and Indiana Avenue history told from the perspective of one who was there

Aug 24, 2016
In Trump we trust - e pluribus awesome! In Trump we trust - e pluribus awesome!

Aug 24, 2016
Tesla - the life and times of an electric messiah Tesla - the life and times of an electric messiah

Despite being incredibly popular during his time, Nikola Tesla today remains largely overlooked among lists of the greatest inventors and scientists of the modern era. Thomas Edison gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb, but it was his one-time assistant and lifelong arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current technology. Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla's AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago; t

Aug 18, 2016
The Black Prince of Florence - the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici The Black Prince of Florence - the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici

"Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes

Aug 24, 2016
The commander - Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948 The commander - Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948

"Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades. As a young officer in the Ottoman Army, he fought the British in the First World War, and won an Iron Cross. In the 1920s, he mastered the arts of insurgency and helped lead a massive uprising against the French authorities in Syria. A decade later, he re-appeared in Palestine, where he helped direct the Arab revolt of 1936. When an ef

Aug 24, 2016
Trump revealed - an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power Trump revealed - an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power

Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who--despite broad skepticism--could be the next president of the United States. Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of Trump's life are not well known. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment, and national politics. To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of reporters and

Aug 24, 2016