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Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
by Joyce Tyldesley
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The Romans regarded her as “fatale monstrum”—a fatal omen. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. But who was Cleopatra, really? We almost feel that we know... (read more)

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The Solace of Food: A Life of James Beard
The Solace of Food: A Life of James Beard
by Robert Clark
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IN THE BEGINNING there was Beard," said Julia Child, and perhaps no other individual played such a central role in America’s postwar fascination with food and cooking. James Beard took American food seriously at a time when French cuisine was... (read more)

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The Opposite Field
The Opposite Field
by Jesse Katz
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Here is one of the most remarkable, ambitious, and utterly original memoirs of this generation, a story of the losing and finding of self, of sex and love and fatherhood and the joy of language, of death and failure and heartbreak, of Los Angeles and... (read more)

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A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
by Ted Gup
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andquot;A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community.andquot; -The Boston Globe In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup's unique book uplifting as... (read more)

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Behind the Black Door
Behind the Black Door
by Sarah Brown
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In a warm, personal memoir about life at 10 Downing Street, Sarah Brown shares her experiences as the wife of the British Prime Minister Today, Gordons words are simple and heartfelt. He promises, as his own school motto said, "to do his... (read more)

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My Dolce Vita: A Memoir
My Dolce Vita: A Memoir
by Jean Govoni Salvadore
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Jean Govoni Salvadore's story is one of her life and the people with whom she has had contact in her more than 80 years. Growing up during the Second World War, becoming the first Public Relations executive in Italy for Howard Hughes and TWA (1947-1966... (read more)

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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
by Matt Ridley
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Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity through his leap into biology at the age of 31 and his co-discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.... (read more)

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Will Rogers: A Political Life
Will Rogers: A Political Life
by Richard D White
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He was the top male box office attraction at the movies, one of the most widely read newspaper columnists in America, a radio commentator with an audience of more than 60 million, and a globetrotting speaker who filled lecture halls across the land. But... (read more)

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Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection
Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection
by Gordon Ramsay
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From the author of "In the Heat of the Kitchen" comes this new meditation on life as "the Simon Cowell of the food world." The explosive, outspoken star chef tells the story of his rise in kitchen ranks.... (read more)

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Titan
Titan
by Ron Chernow
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John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the National Book Award-winning biographer of the Morgan... (read more)

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Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Marie Antoinette: The Journey
by Antonia Fraser
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Fraser's definitive biography excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era. 60 illustrations.... (read more)

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I, California
I, California
by Stacey Grenro Woods
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Hilarious. Smart. Bitter. Sweet. Self-deprecating. Stacey Grenrock Woods. Experience with her the stirring joys of receiving a Peter Frampton poster for Hanukkah, sitting for a head-shot photo session as a child actress, waitressing Pan-Asian fusion... (read more)

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Consensual Consequences: A True Story of Life with a "Registered Sex Offender"
Consensual Consequences: A True Story of Life with a "Registered Sex Offender"
by Lynn Gilmore
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CONSENSUAL CONSEQUENCES is the gripping true story of how one woman fell in love with a registered sex offender.This captivating story profiles the life of an average American family who is living a not-so-average life. Lynn was an educated woman who... (read more)

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Growing Up Amish: A Memoir
Growing Up Amish: A Memoir
by Ira Wagler
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New York Times eBook bestseller One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag, and walked away from his home in the Amish... (read more)

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Who Killed William Shakespeare?: The Murderer, the Motive, the Means
Who Killed William Shakespeare?: The Murderer, the Motive, the Means
by Simon Andrew Stirling
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An in-depth study into the circumstances surrounding Shakespeare's sudden death, with a look at forensics and his death mask William Shakespeare lived in violent times; so much so that his death passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as... (read more)

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Nigella Lawson: A Biography
Nigella Lawson: A Biography
by Gilly Smith
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This is the first-ever biography of the irresistible domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson. Born in 1960 into a family of privelege, this book covers her childhood, her early career at the Sunday Times and Spectator, her secret marriage to John Diamond, the... (read more)

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The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
by Kathryn Hughes
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In Victorian England there was only one fail-safe authority on matters ranging from fashion to puddings to scullery maids: Beetons Book of Household Management. In this delightful, superbly researched biography, award-winning historian Kathryn Hughes... (read more)

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Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Yes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson
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James Beard Award Nominee • New York Times Bestseller • Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year By Vogue It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her... (read more)

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The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson and Australia
The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson and Australia
by Suzanne Falkiner
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Inspired by his travels in Australia beginning in 1910, Eliot Lovegood Grant Watson decided to abandon his scientific studies to become a literary writer. Grant Watson soon became a respected and influential fiction writer whose themes of spiritual... (read more)

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Maggie & Me: Coming Out and Coming of Age in 1980s Scotland
Maggie & Me: Coming Out and Coming of Age in 1980s Scotland
by Damian Barr
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On October 12, 1984, an IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. Meanwhile, in small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mother rips her wedding ring off and packs... (read more)

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