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Paris to the Moon
Paris to the Moon
by Adam Gopnik
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Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner — in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans.... (read more)

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Life of Olaudah Equiano (Dover Thrift Editions)
Life of Olaudah Equiano (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Olaudah Equiano
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Compelling work traces the formidable journey of an Igbo prince from captivity to freedom and literacy and recounts his enslavement in the New World, service in the Seven Years War with General Wolfe in Canada, voyages to the Arctic with the Phipps... (read more)

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The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball (Dell Yearling Biography)
The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball (Dell Yearling Biography)
by Margaret Davidson
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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
by Rhoda Janzen
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"It is rare that I literally laugh out loud while I'm reading, but Janzen's voice—singular, deadpan, sharp-witted and honest—slayed me." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty,... (read more)

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Harriet Jacobs
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The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable... (read more)

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Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
by Patricia Lauber
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A fascinating look at the life of a remarkable woman and the unsolved mystery surrounding her disappearance during her attempt to fly around the world in 1937. Photographs.... (read more)

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Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
by Roberta Edwards
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The Great Pyramids of Egypt--all kids over the age of five recognize them instantly. These massive tombs were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly how the ancient Egyptians did it! In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas... (read more)

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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
by John Elder Robison
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andldquo;The right brain has created the right book for right now.andrdquo;andmdash;Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of... (read more)

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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
by Alice Steinbach
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"In many ways, I was an independent woman," writes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alice Steinbach. "For years I'd made my own choices, paid my own bills, shoveled my own snow." But somehow she had become dependent in quite another way. "I had fallen... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Benjamin Franklin
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Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with... (read more)

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Dry
Dry
by Augusten Burroughs
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From the bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Dry — the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next. You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway,... (read more)

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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
by Ben Mezrich
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#1 National Bestseller! The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas -- and lived to tell how. Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.'s math students and engineers take up... (read more)

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Twelve Years a Slave (African American)
Twelve Years a Slave (African American)
by Solomon Northup
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The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808... (read more)

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Julia Child (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Julia Child (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Laura Shapiro
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With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child’s unlikely career... (read more)

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The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
by George Howe Colt
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“Evocative and beautifully written, House of Stone . . . should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the agonies and hopes of the Middle East.” — Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of Crossing Mandelbaum... (read more)

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Julia Child: A Life
Julia Child: A Life
by Laura Shapiro
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With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child’s unlikely career... (read more)

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The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
by Steve Lopez
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Now a major motion picture-"An intimate portrait of mental illness, of atrocious social neglect, and the struggle to resurrect a fallen prodigy." (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down) This is the true story of journalist Steve Lopez's... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Frederick Douglass
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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early... (read more)

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A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties
A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties
by Tom Brokaw
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In A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw describes his childhood and youth in South Dakota, and the people and places in the American heartland of the 1940s and 1950s that continue to shape his life today. As he reflects on the American experience as he lived... (read more)

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Black Ice
Black Ice
by Lorene Cary
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"Probably the most beautifully-written and the most moving African-American autobiographical narrative since Maya Angelou's celebrated I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." --Arnold... (read more)

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