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All Fishermen Are Liars

Linda Greenlaw

Just before Christmas, Linda meets up with her best friend and fellow fisherman Alden Leeman for lunch and a drink at the Dry Dock, a well-worn watering hole in Portland, Maine. Alden, the captain of Linda's first fishing expedition, ...

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Published: Jul 2004

Opposite of Fate, The

Amy Tan

Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. S...

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Published: Jun 2004

Running with the Bulls: My Years with...

Valerie Hemingway

A chance encounter in Spain in 1959 brought young Irish reporter Valerie Danby-Smith face-to-face with Ernest Hemingway. The interview was awkward and brief, but before it ended something had clicked into place. For the next two years...

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Published: Oct 2004

Inside Marine One: Four U.S. Presiden...

Lee Kelley

Colonel Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux always dreamed of being a pilot. Growing up, he built airplane models and dreamed about soaring over the earth. When he was twelve, his mom treated him to a flying lesson at the local airfield...

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Published: May 2014

Winners are Driven: A Champion's Guid...

Bobby Unser

Throughout his life, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser has approached his racing career and personal life the same way - with a relentless drive to succeed. Talk to him today and he'll tell you, "I never really retir...

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Published: Jun 2004

The Amityville Horror

Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in that house. But the property co...

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Published: Mar 2010

Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange P...

Jeffrey Frank

Richard Nixon was a young Navy officer when he first saw Dwight D. Eisenhower through a storm of tickertape as Manhattan celebrated the end of the war in Europe. Seven years later, Nixon was Eisenhower's running mate on the Republican...

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Published: Feb 2013

American Prometheus: The Triumph and ...

Kai Bird

In American Prometheus, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin delve deep into J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and deliver a thorough and devastatingly sad biography of the man whose very name has come to represent the culmination of 20th centur...

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Published: Feb 2007

Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Dam...

John A. Farrell

Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous rep...

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Published: Feb 2012

Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training C...

Mike Ritland

The Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors do it all-from detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys. These powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to ...

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Published: Dec 2014

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And A...

Jennifer Armstrong

Mary Tyler Moore made her name as Dick Van Dyke's wife on the eponymous show; she was a cute, unassuming housewife that audiences loved. But when screenwriters James Brooks and Allan Burnes dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced wom...

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Published: May 2013

In Search of Tiger

Tom Callahan

Tom Callahan has written the seminal book on golfing great Tiger Woods. Woods, who has gone out of his way to protect his privacy, has never allowed himself to get close enough to a writer to be properly examined on the page. Callahan...

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Published: Jun 2004

Lobster Chronicles, The: Life on a Ve...

Linda Greenlaw

After seventeen years at sea, Linda Greenlaw figured it was time to take a break from her career as a swordboat captain. She felt she needed to return to Isle au Haut - a tiny island seven miles from the Maine coast with a population ...

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Published: Jun 2004

Barbra: The Way She Is

Christopher P. Andersen

''Funny, I don't feel like a legend.'' -- Barbra Streisand She is a one-name legend, a global icon, the ultimate diva. Yet most of what we know about Barbra Joan Streisand is the stuff of caricature: the Brooklyn girl made good...

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Published: May 2006

Men in Green

Michael Bamberger

One night in a Chicago restaurant, Michael Bamberger draws up a list of golf heroes. Nine are living legends, like Arnold and Jack. Nine are secret legends, like Dolphus "Golf Ball" Hull, a windblown tour caddie from Jackson...

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Published: Jun 2015

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside T...

Tom Bissell

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." ...

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Published: May 2014

Under This Roof: The White House and ...

Paul Brandus

In Under This Roof, award-winning White House journalist Paul Brandus weaves together stories of the presidents, their families, the events of their time, and an oft-ignored major character, the White House itself. From George Wash...

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Published: Sep 2015

James Madison

Richard Brookhiser

James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history, and his story-although all too often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporaries-is integral to that of the nation. Madison helped to shape o...

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Published: Dec 2011

Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al D'arc...

Jerry Capeci

Alfonso "Little Al" D'Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese crime family, was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991. His decision to flip prompted many others to make the s...

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Published: Nov 2013

Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites...

Tucker Carlson

Every weeknight, millions of Americans tune in to see Tucker Carlson anchor the right side of the aisle on CNN's Crossfire. Named by New York magazine as the journalist most likely to succeed in the Years of Bush, he has charmed liber...

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Published: Jun 2004

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was an immigrant, a poor boy who worked in a cotton mill, a man who amassed a great fortune as a steel baron and then became one of the most generous and influential philanthropists the world has ever known. His famous...

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Published: Apr 2012

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the...

Deepak Chopra

In Brotherhood, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra reveal the story of their personal struggles and triumphs as doctors, immigrants, and brothers. They were born in the ferment of liberated India after 1947, as an age-old culture was reinventin...

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Published: Apr 2013

My First Ladies: Twenty-Five Years as...

Nancy Clarke

In My First Ladies, Nancy Clarke reveals the touching, funny, and illuminating story of what it was like to serve under six administrations and to help each first lady find her own personal style when it came to planning flower design...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expa...

Jessa Crispin

When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she burned her settled Chicago life to the ground and took off for Berlin with a pair of suitcases and no plan beyond leaving. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a hom...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Girl Factory: A Memoir

Karen Dietrich

It's 1985 in a small factory town near Pittsburgh. Eight-year-old Karen's parents are lifelong workers at the Anchor Glass plant, where one Saturday, an employee goes on a shooting spree, killing four supervisors, then himself. This e...

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Published: Oct 2013

Steve Mcqueen: A Biography

Marc Eliot

From the acclaimed bestselling biographer Marc Eliot comes a definitive look at the life of Steve McQueen---one of Hollywood's most iconic actors who was nicknamed "the King of Cool."

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Published: Oct 2011

Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Lo...

Orlando Figes

"I went to get the letters for our friends, and couldn't help but feel a little envious, I didn't expect anything for myself. And suddenly-there was my name, and, as if it was alive, your handwriting."In 1946, after five yea...

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Published: May 2012

Operation Greylord: The True Story of...

Terrence Hake

Operation Greylord was the longest and most successful undercover investigation in FBI history, and the largest corruption bust ever in the U.S. It resulted in bribery and tax charges against 103 judges, lawyers, and other court perso...

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Published: Aug 2015

Firehouse

David Halberstam

"In the firehouse the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses and, most importantly, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other m...

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Published: Jun 2004

Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters ...

Stephen Kurkjian

In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find ...

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Published: Mar 2015
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