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A man most driven - Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America A man most driven - Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America

"He fought and beheaded three Turkish commanders in duels. He was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He was captured by pirates--twice--and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be reprieved seconds before the noose dropped over his head. And all this happened before he was 30 years old. This is Captain John Smith's life. Everyone knows the story of Pocahontas and how she saved John Smith. And were it not for Smith's leadership, the Jamestown Colony would surely have f

Oct 17, 2014
An Obama's journey - my odyssey of self-discovery across three cultures An Obama's journey - my odyssey of self-discovery across three cultures

Oct 16, 2014
Eat, drink and remarry - confessions of a serial wife Eat, drink and remarry - confessions of a serial wife

Oct 14, 2014
Founders' son - a life of Abraham Lincoln Founders' son - a life of Abraham Lincoln

Oct 20, 2014
Lincoln - an intimate portrait. Lincoln - an intimate portrait.

Oct 17, 2014
Madness and memory - the discovery of prions--a new biological principle of disease Madness and memory - the discovery of prions--a new biological principle of disease

The author, a 1997 recipient of the Noble Prize in medicine, describes the years he spent researching and demonstrating how the infectious proteins known as prions were responsible for brain diseases and how his theory has now become widely accepted in the science establishment.

Oct 15, 2014
My body is a book of rules My body is a book of rules

Oct 14, 2014
Never at rest - a biography of Isaac Newton Never at rest - a biography of Isaac Newton

Oct 14, 2014
Rasputin - a short life Rasputin - a short life

"Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin. Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant turned mystic and court sage, was as fascinating as he was unfathomable. He played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, 'I don't even know the ABC.' But, as the only person able to relieve the symptoms of hemophilia in the Tsar's heir Alexei, he gained almo

Oct 17, 2014
Sylvia - queen of the headhunters - an eccentric Englishwoman and her lost kingdom Sylvia - queen of the headhunters - an eccentric Englishwoman and her lost kingdom

Documents the story of the world's first white Ranee, the controversial consort of Sir Vyner Brooke, covering her relationship with her family, her role as her husband's private secretary, her decadence, and her literary achievements.

Oct 16, 2014
Tesla - man out of time Tesla - man out of time

From Tesla's childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in New York in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that radically altered -- and continue to alter -- the world in which we live. Tesla: Man Out of Time is an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and a thoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behind the science.

Oct 14, 2014
The fall - a father's memoir in 424 steps The fall - a father's memoir in 424 steps

Oct 16, 2014
The marquis - Lafayette reconsidered The marquis - Lafayette reconsidered

Oct 20, 2014
Under this beautiful dome - a senator, a journalist, and the politics of gay love in America Under this beautiful dome - a senator, a journalist, and the politics of gay love in America

""One of the greatest love stories I have ever heard played out right here, under this beautiful dome. But it was a secret. Penny and Terry just wanted what so many people want-to express their love through marriage." -Illinois Representative Ann Williams Under This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Forced to engage in an elaborate ruse to keep their relationshi

Oct 16, 2014
Without you, there is no us - my time with the sons of North Korea's elite Without you, there is no us - my time with the sons of North Korea's elite

"A ... memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign"--Amazon.com

Oct 20, 2014