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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Perceptive and surprising, Gladwell's new book illuminates the concepts of obstacles and adversity through moving and provocative stories. Demonstrating the unexpected or overlooked advantages to being disadvantaged, Gladwell once again offers an... (read more)

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his... (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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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the... (read more)

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The Last Season (P.S.)
The Last Season (P.S.)
by Eric Blehm
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In the spirit of Jon Krakauer's bestselling Into the Wild, Eric Blehm's The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada. The... (read more)

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Miles: The Autobiography
Miles: The Autobiography
by Miles Davis
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For more than forty years Miles Davis has been in the front rank of American music. Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. The subject of several biographies, now Miles speaks... (read more)

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Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival (P.S.)
Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival (P.S.)
by Norman Ollestad
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“Breathtaking....Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.”—Washington Post Book World Norman Olsteads New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author... (read more)

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Worldly Philosophers 7TH Edition
Worldly Philosophers 7TH Edition
by Robert L Heilbroner
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The Worldly Philosophers is a bestselling classic that not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as... (read more)

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, Krakauer searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled 24-year-old Chris McCandless to leave civilization behind and head into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Four months later, McCandless'... (read more)

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River of Shadows (04 Edition)
River of Shadows (04 Edition)
by Rebecca Solnit
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This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca... (read more)

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A Child Called It
A Child Called It
by Dave Pelzer
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played... (read more)

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than... (read more)

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No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet
No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet
by Fawn Brodie
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The Starship and the Canoe
The Starship and the Canoe
by Kenneth Brower
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The story of a father and son who search for life's meaning in very different ways. "In the tradition of Carl Sagan and John McPhee, a bracing cerebral voyage past intergalactic hoopla and backwoods retreats."--Kirkus... (read more)

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Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
by Mark Mathabane
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andlt;bandgt;The Classic Story of Life in Apartheid South Africaandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang... (read more)

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Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramahansa Yogananda
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Often described as the book that has changed the lives of millions, Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It was selected as One of the 100 Best Spiritual... (read more)

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Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
by Ralph Helfer
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Raised together in a small German circus town, Modoc, the elephant, and Bram, his faithful boyhood companion and later trainer, formed a bond that lasted their entire lives. It was an extraordinary friendship that was tested time and again until, in the... (read more)

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Boyhood : Scenes From Provincial Life (97 Edition)
Boyhood : Scenes From Provincial Life (97 Edition)
by J. M. Coetzee
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Coetzee grew up in a new development north of Cape Town, tormented by guilt and fear. With a father he despised, and a mother he both adored and resented, he led a double life—the brilliant and well-behaved student at school, the princely despot at... (read more)

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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden
by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer
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For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain... (read more)

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Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
by James Wallace
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The true story behind the rise of a tyrannical genius, how he transformed an industry, and why everyone is out to get him.In this fascinating exposé, two investigative reporters trace the hugely successful career of Microsoft founder Bill... (read more)

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American Caesar: Douglas Macarthur (08 Edition)
American Caesar: Douglas Macarthur (08 Edition)
by William Manchester
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Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man.Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army. He served in World Wars I, II, and the Korean War, and is famous for stating that... (read more)

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