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A very principled boy - the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior A very principled boy - the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior

Jul 22, 2014
Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection

Provides an overview of Darwin's life, describes the naturalist's voyages and theory of evolution.

Jul 16, 2014
Getting life - an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace - a memoir Getting life - an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace - a memoir

"On August 13, 1986 ... Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed--and the Williamson County Sheriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on [him] ... Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed ... It would take twenty-five years--and thousands of hours of effort on the part of Michael's lawyers, including the team at the New York-based

Jul 17, 2014
Girl at the end of the world - my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future Girl at the end of the world - my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future

"I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group--which is just a shorthand way of saying I'm classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp "modesty vision" that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away." In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when

Jul 16, 2014
It's a wild life - how my life became a zoo It's a wild life - how my life became a zoo

Jul 17, 2014
Johannes Kepler and the three laws of planetary motion Johannes Kepler and the three laws of planetary motion

Jul 16, 2014
Laws of motion and Isaac Newton Laws of motion and Isaac Newton

Provides an overview of the physicist's life, discussing his laws of motion.

Jul 16, 2014
My family and other hazards - a memoir My family and other hazards - a memoir

"When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Naturally, there are bumps along the way. In [her memoir], Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one

Jul 17, 2014
My two Italies My two Italies

"A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. From his Calabrian father's time as a military internee in Nazi Germany--where he had a love affair with

Jul 22, 2014
Neil Armstrong - a life of flight Neil Armstrong - a life of flight

"To date, everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the full cooperation of the Armstrong family, Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Much has already been written about Armstrong and the major playe

Jul 17, 2014
Nine lives of a Black Panther - a story of survival Nine lives of a Black Panther - a story of survival

"In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles-based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours and 5,000 rounds of ammunition later, three SWAT team members and three Black Panthers lay wounded. For the Panthers and the community that supported them, the shootout symbolized a victory, and a key reason for that victory was the actions of a 19-year-old rank-and-file member of the BPP:

Jul 16, 2014
The big bang theory - Edwin Hubble and the origins of the universe The big bang theory - Edwin Hubble and the origins of the universe

Examines how the discoveries of Edwin Hubble changed the way scientists viewed the field of cosmology and the origins of the universe.

Jul 16, 2014
The eternal Nazi - from Mauthausen to Cairo, the relentless pursuit of SS doctor Aribert Heim The eternal Nazi - from Mauthausen to Cairo, the relentless pursuit of SS doctor Aribert Heim

"The compelling story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, whose decades-long flight from justice turned a mid-level SS officer and concentration camp doctor into the most wanted Nazi war criminal in the world Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a horrifying mark on the memories of survivors. According to their testimony, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. He performed surgeries on otherwise healthy peo

Jul 17, 2014
The laws of genetics and Gregor Mendel The laws of genetics and Gregor Mendel

Jul 16, 2014
The youngest bishop in England - beneath the surface of Mormonism The youngest bishop in England - beneath the surface of Mormonism

Jul 16, 2014
Unstill life - a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction Unstill life - a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction

"Weaving her family narrative into the larger story of twentieth-century art and culture, Selz paints [a] ... portrait of her charismatic father--the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and director of his own art museum in California]-- ... the generation of modern artists he championed, and the daughter whose life he shaped"--Dust jacket flap.

Jul 22, 2014