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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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George Washington: The Founding Father (Eminent Lives)
George Washington: The Founding Father (Eminent Lives)
by Paul Johnson
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Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the... (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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Gordon Ramsay's radical career change at seventeen, from soccer player to chef, led to the awakening of exceptional talent. He is now the holder of an extraordinary ten Michelin stars, for his restaurants in London and New York, and is at the head of a... (read more)

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Appetite for life :the biography of Julia Child
Appetite for life :the biography of Julia Child
by Noel Riley Fitch
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I, California
I, California
by Stacey Grenro Woods
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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"
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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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Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate
Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate
by Kelly Alexander
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A rollicking biography of a pioneering American woman and one of our greatest culinary figures In Hometown Appetites, Kelly Alexander and Cynthia Harris come together to revive the legacy of the most important food writer you have never heard of... (read more)

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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (2ND 03 Edition)
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (2ND 03 Edition)
by Franklin
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A classic of eighteenth-century American history and literature, Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography has had an influence perhaps unequaled by any other book by an American writer. Written ostensibly as a letter to his son William, Franklin's Autobiography... (read more)

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The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
by Rudolph Chelminski
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In 2003 Bernard Loiseau's suicide made international headlines. The celebrated French chef's restaurant was rumored to potentially lose a coveted Michelin star, and the Gault Millau guidebook had recently lowered its rating. In a compelling look at the... (read more)

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Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, a Personal Biography
Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, a Personal Biography
by Charlotte Chandler
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In Marlene, Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich is vividly brought to life. In the mid-1970s Charlotte Chandler interviewed the reclusive actress in Dietrich's Paris apartment. The star's career was all but over, but she agreed to meet because Chandler... (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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The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
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Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
by Danny Schechter
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From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an... (read more)

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Leaving Home: The Remarkable Life of Peter Jacyk
Leaving Home: The Remarkable Life of Peter Jacyk
by John Lawrence Reynolds
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Petro (Peter) Jacyk survived two of the most horrendous events of the 20th century: the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s, instigated by Stalin and responsible for the deaths of untold millions, and waves of invasion and slaughter from Soviet Russia and Nazi... (read more)

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The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance
The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance
by Jo Tatchell
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“Jo Tatchells moving narrative, from Nabeels mouth, tells of endurance, literary resistance and the courage of a loving, close-knit family oppressed by tyranny and war. Behind the deadly statistics and political rhetoric, voices such as his inspire... (read more)

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The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson and Australia
The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson and Australia
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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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The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship Between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin
The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship Between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin
by Richard Bradford
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"A wonderful, fascinating account of two stars of the post-war literary generation, and their mutual influence."—Good Book Guide Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin were close from the moment they met as undergraduates at Oxford. They were, however... (read more)

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Her Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and Her Court
Her Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and Her Court
by Robert Hardman
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History has known no monarch like her. She has traveled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive - from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaule to Obama.Now, the... (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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Kate: A Biography
Kate: A Biography
by Marcia Moody
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The perfect book for admirers of this remarkable young woman, this biography marks a crucial moment in the history of the British royal line With the long hoped-for announcement of Kate's pregnancy, popular sentiment towards the British... (read more)

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