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A thousand miles to freedom - my escape from North Korea A thousand miles to freedom - my escape from North Korea

"Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete ... Now Eunsun is sharing h

Jul 27, 2015
Ally - my journey across the American-Israeli divide Ally - my journey across the American-Israeli divide

Michael Oren served as the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. An American by birth and a historian by training, Oren arrived at his diplomatic post just as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed office. During Oren's tenure in office, Israel and America grappled with the Palestinian peace process, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed by international terrorism and the Iranian nuclear program. Forged in the Truman administration,

Jul 29, 2015
Being Berlusconi - the rise and fall from cosa nostra to bunga bunga Being Berlusconi - the rise and fall from cosa nostra to bunga bunga

"People from all walks of life are appalled and fascinated in equal measure by the stratospheric political career of the tycoon and three-time Italian Prime Minister. Michael Day provides an in depth look at the life and crimes of the shameless media mogul until his nine lives ran out and he faced definitive conviction which signaled his irreversible decline. He tells the story of a bright and ambitious man from a lower-middle class family who shook off his humble origins and rose to become rich

Jul 27, 2015
Breakthrough - how one teen innovator is changing the world Breakthrough - how one teen innovator is changing the world

"Teen scientist Jack Andraka chronicles his development of an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, and recounts his own personal story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying. Includes hands-on science experiments"--From publisher description.

Jul 29, 2015
First in his class - the biography of Bill Clinton First in his class - the biography of Bill Clinton

Includes material on Clinton's youth and ends "with his 1991 announcement that he would run" for President.

Jul 27, 2015
Here I stand - a life of Martin Luther Here I stand - a life of Martin Luther

Martin Luther entered a monastery as a youth and as a man shattered the structure of the medieval church. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed. His demand that the authority for doctrine and practice be Scriptures, rather than Popes or Councils, echoed around the world and ignited the Great Reformation. Accused of heresy and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther maintained his bold stand and refused to recant. In his crusade to eliminate religiou

Jul 29, 2015
Hitler's hangman - the life of Heydrich Hitler's hangman - the life of Heydrich

"Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the twentieth century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the "Final Solution," Heydrich played a central role in Hitler's Germany. He shouldered a major share of responsibility for some of the worst Nazi atrocities, and up to his a

Jul 24, 2015
Jackie, Ethel, Joan - the women of Camelot Jackie, Ethel, Joan - the women of Camelot

Presents a look into the private lives and passions of three women in the Kennedy family.

Jul 29, 2015
Our man in Charleston - Britain's secret agent in the Civil War South Our man in Charleston - Britain's secret agent in the Civil War South

"Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation. When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to take up the post of British consul in 1853, he was young and full of ambition, but even he couldn't have imagined the incredible role he would play in the history-making events to unfold. In an age when diplomats often were spies, Bunch's job included sending intelligence back to the Britis

Jul 27, 2015
Undocumented - a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League Undocumented - a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League

Jul 29, 2015
Water to the angels - William Mulholland, his monumental aqueduct, and the rise of Los Angeles Water to the angels - William Mulholland, his monumental aqueduct, and the rise of Los Angeles

Documents the story of William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct, the largest public water project ever built, describing how it transformed a small desert city into a modern metropolis.

Jul 29, 2015