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Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie

Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel ... Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and crusading for international peace. For all that he accomplished and came to repres

May 23, 2017
Crossing the River Kabul - an Afghan family odyssey Crossing the River Kabul - an Afghan family odyssey

In Crossing the River Kabul, author Kevin McLean tells the true story of Baryalai Popal's amazing excape from Afghanistan during the Communist takeover and his return after 9/11.

May 20, 2017
How to make a French family - a memoir of love, food, and faux pas How to make a French family - a memoir of love, food, and faux pas

May 19, 2017
It takes a school - the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state It takes a school - the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state

An American hedge fund manager describes how he founded a unique school in Somaliland and overcame profound cultural differences, broken promises, and threats to his safety to create a school whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve extraordinary success.

May 19, 2017
My lovely wife in the psych ward - a memoir My lovely wife in the psych ward - a memoir

"Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. The fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that she was the devil and that her loved ones were not safe. All she wanted was to die. Eventua

May 20, 2017
The exile - the stunning inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in flight The exile - the stunning inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in flight

May 20, 2017
The ruler's guide - China's greatest emperor and his timeless secrets of success The ruler's guide - China's greatest emperor and his timeless secrets of success

An English-language translation of core principles by the seventh-century emperor popularly credited as China's greatest historical leader is comprised of his dialogues with his wisest advisors and critics and covers strategies in the arenas of government, business, the military, athletics, philanthropy and parenting. --Publisher.

May 20, 2017
Waves passing in the night - Walter Murch in the land of the astrophysicists Waves passing in the night - Walter Murch in the land of the astrophysicists

Offers a profile of Academy Award winning sound and film editor Walter Murch and his amateur work in astrophysics as an outsider trying to rehabilitate the discredited eighteenth-century Titius-Bode theory.

May 19, 2017