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After Woodstock - the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, and a Manhattan breakdown After Woodstock - the true story of a Belgian movie, an Israeli wedding, and a Manhattan breakdown

Mar 27, 2015
All who go do not return - a memoir All who go do not return - a memoir

Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world--only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression--turning on the radio--is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, seve

Mar 27, 2015
Becoming Steve Jobs - the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader Becoming Steve Jobs - the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

"Based on the ... cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind-the-scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history ... Brent Schlender and veteran editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders, and the people who knew Jobs best throughout his evolution as a CEO and leader. In addition, Schlender, who knew Jobs personally for 25 years, has over 100 hours of interview tapes with Jobs to draw on, many ho

Mar 27, 2015
FDR and the American crisis FDR and the American crisis

An accessible portrait of the 32nd president traces his privileged upbringing, the polio that cost him the use of his legs and his leadership during the Great Depression and World War II.

Mar 27, 2015
Frank - a life in politics from the Great Society to same-sex marriage Frank - a life in politics from the Great Society to same-sex marriage

"The candid political memoir of Barney Frank, former House Representative from Massachusetts ... and a pioneering, openly gay politician"--

Mar 23, 2015
Mama Maggie - the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums Mama Maggie - the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums

Since 1997, Maggie Gobran and her organization Stephen's Children have been changing lives in Cairo's notorious zabala, or garbage slums. Her innovative, transformational work has garnered worldwide fame and multiple Nobel Prize nominations. This book chronicles Mama Maggie's surprising pilgrimage from privileged child to stylish businesswoman to college professor pondering God's call to change.

Mar 23, 2015
The beautiful struggle - a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood The beautiful struggle - a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood

A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.

Mar 27, 2015
The Francis miracle - inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church The Francis miracle - inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church

Mar 27, 2015
The Irish brotherhood - John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency The Irish brotherhood - John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency

Captures the experience and spirit of the group of men who gathered around Jack Kennedy as he made his dramatic rise to the presidency -- Bobby Kennedy, Kenny O'Donnell, Larry O'Brien, and Dave Powers.

Mar 27, 2015