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  • 100 Nasty Women of History, Hardcover
    From the 3rd century Japanese Empress, Jingu to the 20th century British social reformer, Octavia Hill, Jewell has collected together 100 of the bravest, baddest and often little-known women throughout history. NUME CARTE: 100 Nasty Women of History, HardcoverISBN: 1473671256PRET EDITURA: 111.99AUTO..
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  • 12 Rounds in Lo's Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia, Paperback
    Questions of class and gender in Appalachia have, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of Hillbilly Elegy, moved to the forefront of national conversations about politics and culture. From Todd Snyder, a first generation college student turned college professor, come..
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  • 1536, Paperback
    A new look at Henry VIII and his legacy, timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of his ascension. Lipscomb claims that in 1536, Henry met many physical, personal and political failures, and emerged a better man who transformed the nation. *Also appeared in March Buyer's Notes* NUME CARTE: 1536..
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  • 15:17 to Paris, Paperback
    Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone's heroic altercation with a terrorist on board the 15:17 from Brussels to Paris in August 2015 is put in the context of the three's shared upbringing and friendship, culminating in a nuanced portrayal of their celebrated act. The three authors are set..
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  • 18 and Life on Skid Row, Paperback
    18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as th..
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  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder, Paperback
    This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson's entry into World War One and Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution. In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson, champion of American democracy but also segregation; advocate for free trade and a..
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  • 21 Servants of Sovereign Joy: Faithful, Flawed, and Fruitful, Hardcover
    Throughout history, the lives of spiritual giants--though full of struggle, sin, and weakness--magnify the glory and majesty of God. Their lives and teachings are full of messages that are still profoundly relevant. Their voices live on. And their stories should be told and read today. In this book..
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  • 24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker: 9-11-01: The White House, Hardcover
    After Maj. Robert J. Darling organizes President Bush's trip to Florida on Sept. 10, 2001, he believes the next couple of days will be quiet. He has no idea that a war is about to begin. The next day, after terrorists crash airliners into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, Maj. Darling ..
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  • 3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar Rise, Hardcover
    Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z Being successful musicians was simply never enough for the three kings of hip-hop. Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-..
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  • 3 Strokes in 3 Weeks Saved My Life, Paperback
    There were things I was doing in my life that caused 3 strokes in 3 weeks and I needed to figure out what they were and why this had happened to me, so that I could make the change in my life I was in desperate need of making. Having 3 strokes in 3 weeks was a huge wake-up call. I knew I needed to c..
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  • 491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69, Paperback
    On a freezing winter's night, a few hours before dawn on May 12, 1969, South African security police stormed the Soweto home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, activist and wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela, and arrested her in the presence of her two young daughters, then aged nine and ten.Rounded u..
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  • 50 Speeches That Made the Modern World: Famous Speeches from Women's Rights to Human Rights, Hardcover
    Throughout history, great speeches have produced great change. From inciting violence and asserting control to restoring peace and securing freedom, nothing has the raw emotional power of a speech delivered at the right moment, in the right place, with the right content, and the right delivery. 50 S..
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  • 50 Things, Paperback
    On reaching 50, Peter wrote a series of letters to his children on a variety of subjects. If they wanted to know what he thought about an issue this lasting resource would speak for him. The result is an often compassionate blueprint for living in uncertain times. Film rights have been optioned by 2..
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  • 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Hardcover
    A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent ``Flo`` Groberg was born in 19..
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  • 868 the Sharecropper's Son, Paperback
    Follow the life steps of Houston E. Lowe, from his country birth in 1919, as he is renamed "868" by his Japanese captors. The book chronicles his miraculous life of almost one-hundred years, including the gruesome details of the forty tortuous months as an American POW in World War II after his capt..
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  • 9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat's Guide to Life and Success, Hardcover
    The Emmy award-winning news anchor of Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and co-host of the talk show Outnumbered shares the lessons she learned growing up in a military family paying homage to the military ideals that shaped her and showing how everyone can benefit from bringing the wisdom o..
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  • 99: Stories of the Game, Hardcover
    "The Great One" weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him. From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of leg..
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  • A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City, Paperback
    A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for $500 and attempts to restore it--and his new neighborhood--to its original glory in this "deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and community out of the fallen...A standout" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Drew Philp, an ide..
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  • A Beautiful Work in Progress, Paperback
    Runners' vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for ``Did Not Start`` and DNF for ``Did Not Finish,`` but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for ``Did Not Quit.``Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from the dusty back roads of cen..
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  • A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal, Paperback
    **An International Bestseller** "Like Big Little Lies, A Beautiful Terrible Thing is a startling reminder that fairy tales aren't real. A master class in suspenseful storytelling, Jen Waite recounts the lies, betrayals, and infidelity she endured with unrestrained honesty and deft candor. I couldn't..
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  • A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back, Hardcover
    David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New York Times described as ``the foremost classical stylist of our day,`` presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a dev..
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  • A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain, Paperback
    A compelling account of recreating a life through writing, memory, and desire In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season. She was a respected senior professor of Englis..
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  • A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the Cia's Secret War, Hardcover
    A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disaster On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit between the two..
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  • A Burst of Light: And Other Essays, Hardcover
    "Lorde's words -- on race, cancer, intersectionality, parenthood, injustice -- burn with relevance 25 years after her death." -- O, The Oprah Magazine Winner of the 1988 Before Columbus Foundation National Book Award, this path-breaking collection of essays is a clarion call to build communities tha..
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  • A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety, Hardcover
    New essays from the vantage point of very old age, once again ``alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny,``* from the former poet laureate of the United States * New York TimesDonald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, one capped most recently by the New York Times bestseller Essays Aft..
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  • A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses, Hardcover
    ..". Larry Haun is as much a historian and philosopher as he is a 60-year veteran carpenter. Larry's memoir would be equally at home on the bookshelves of home building and architecture enthusiasts as anyone on a spiritual journey."- Brian Pontolilo, Editor, Fine Homebuilding Magazine The unforgett..
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  • A Chick in the Cockpit: My Life Up in the Air, Paperback
    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard your flight. As you step onto my aircraft, take a quick glance into the cockpit. Yep, that s me sitting in the captains seat, and that s my first officer laughing about how he accidentally locked himself out of his hotel room. Naked. Again. We re both a little ri..
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  • A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose, Hardcover
    In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family's farm near Rochester, New York, and boarded a train to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexand..
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  • A Cold July in Cuba: Recollections of My Father, the Revolutionary, Hardcover
    You Can't Run From Your Past, And You Can't Hide From It. Author Ray F. Ledon, M.D. didn't ask to have a seat at the heart of the Cuban revolution--that seat just happened to be at his kitchen table. Ramon Calixto Fernandez-Ledon, Dr. Ledon's father, a renowned anesthesiologist famous for having cre..
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  • A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama, Paperback
    A Consequential President by Michael D'Antonio is a bold assessment of the lasting successes and major achievements of President Obama.Had he only saved the U.S. economy with his economic recovery act and his program to restore the auto industry, President Obama would have been considered a successf..
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  • A Darker Shade of Pale, Paperback
    Courage to Love in the Shadow of HateA Darker Shade of Pale tells of Beryl Crosher-Segers' family and community life in apartheid-era South Africa. With a piercing narrative, she details the injustices, humiliation and challenges she faced under the brutal 1950s reign of the National Party.Through h..
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  • A Different Kind of Life, Paperback
    Frank Williams' team was on the verge of winning the Formula One World Championship for the third time when his life was turned upside down. The racing car constructor was on his way to Nice Airport on a spring afternoon in 1986 when he lost control of his car, suffering horrific injuries in a crash..
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  • A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen, Hardcover
    Beautifully written and incisive, this is the first English biography of a major Scandinavian author who is ripe for rediscovery While largely unknown today, Danish writer and Darwin translator Jens Peter Jacobsen was the leading prose writer in Scandinavia in the late nineteenth century and part of..
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  • A Divine Pathway, Paperback
    Questions and answers about who we are and why we are here comes to us in different ways and times in each of our lives. Some will receive their answers at an early age. Most will receive their answers later in life. But when you are asking the question and you direct that question to God, he will a..
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  • A Dolls House, Paperback
    Drama / Characters: 3 males, 4 females, 2 childrenThis epochal drama of marriage and the individual portrays a controlling husband Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora, a submissive young woman who, when their idealized homelife collapses, comes to the realization that she must finally close the door on..
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  • A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, Hardcover
    Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth. On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her ap..
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  • A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux-Saints Therese, Louis, and Zelie, Paperback
    ``God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth.`` --Saint Therese of Lisieux The recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Therese, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family. This..
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  • A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World, Paperback
    Now a New York Times Bestseller ``The incredible story of a family with an autistic son, Dale, who conquers his disability thanks to the special bond he forms with Henry, a golden retriever puppy ... This is a fascinating and inspiring real-life account.``-Woman & HomeA Friend Like Henry: The remark..
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  • A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert, Hardcover
    A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was cr..
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  • A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, Hardcover
    The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves--with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of fort..
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  • A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, Paperback
    The classic New York Times bestselling memoir by legendary Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee--with a new foreword by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and an afterword by Sally Quinn. The most important, glamorous, and famous newspaperman of modern times traces his path from Harvard ..
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  • A Grip on the Mane of Life: An Authorized Biography of Earl V. Shaffer, Paperback
    After serving four and a half years in the army during WWII-mostly in the battle-torn islands of the South Pacific-and along the way losing his best friend at Iwo Jima, Earl Shaffer came home to Pennsylvania with a large dose of military depression. After rattling around for a while he decided to ac..
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  • A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, Hardcover
    In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides a..
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  • A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, Hardcover
    In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides a..
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  • A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General, Hardcover
    On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army--the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. The news generated excitement around the world. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, Dunwoody shares what she learned along the w..
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  • A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, Paperback
    The extraordinary story of one refugee's quest to find a new life in the midst of one the most pressing international crises of our time.Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight. Just debris from the ship's wreckage and bloated, floating corpses all around. Doaa Zamel floats with an inflatable ring ..
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  • A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, Paperback
    Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw ..
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  • A Hundred and One Nights, Paperback
    A luminous translation of Arabic tales of enchantment and wonder Translated into English for the very first time, A Hundred and One Nights is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like the celebrated Thousand and One Nights, this collection opens with the frame st..
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