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  • Educated : a memoir
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    Educated : a memoir2018

    by Tara Westover

    (1,229,391)

    Summary: Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 370 WES

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 4 of 4 details

  • F*ck it, I'll start tomorrow : a true story

    F*ck it, I'll start tomorrow : a true story2021

    by Action Bronson

    (1,022)

    Summary: A brutally honest memoir about struggles with weight, food addiction, and the journey to self-acceptance. In his signature voice, Action Bronson shares all that he|s learned in the past decade to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ACTION

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir

    Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir2020

    by Madeleine Korbel Albright

    (2,770)

    Summary: In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. "I don't want to be remembered," she...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALBRIGHT

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Queen Anne : the politics of passion

    Queen Anne : the politics of passion2013

    by Anne Somerset

    (906)

    Summary: The much-maligned Queen Anne (1665-1714) was never expected to reign. Her father, James II, was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and succeeded by his daughter, the childless Mary, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANNE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Retail gangster : the insane, real-life story of Crazy Eddie

    Retail gangster : the insane, real-life story of Crazy Eddie2022

    by Gary Weiss

    (275)

    Summary: A biography of the spectacular rise and fall of Eddie Antar, better known as "Crazy Eddie," whose home electronics empire changed the world even as it turned out to be one of the biggest business...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANTAR

    Location: New Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Where tomorrows aren't promised : a memoir

    Where tomorrows aren't promised : a memoir2021

    by Carmelo Anthony

    (1,058)

    Summary: For a long time, Carmelo Anthony's world wasn't any larger than the view of the hoopers and hustlers he watched from the side window of his family's first-floor project apartment in Red Hook,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANTHONY

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong

    Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong2009

    by Terry Teachout

    (893)

    Summary: Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ARMSTRONG

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Saint Augustine

    Saint Augustine1999

    by Garry Wills

    (420)

    BOOK

    Call #: B AUGUSTINE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Stronger

    Stronger2014

    by Jeff Bauman

    (3,766)

    Summary: A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, who helped to set off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history, discusses his experiences that day and his ongoing mission to walk again...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BAUMAN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Beethoven : the man revealed

    Beethoven : the man revealed2013

    by John Suchet

    (744)

    Summary: llluminates Beethoven's difficult childhood, his struggle to find a wife, his ungovernable temper, his emotional volatility, his tendency to push away those trying to help him, and in middle age his obsessive compulsion to control his nephew's life.

    BOOK

    Call #: B BEETHOVEN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mary Boleyn  : the mistress of kings

    Mary Boleyn : the mistress of kings2011

    by Alison Weir

    Series: Six Tudor Queens Series

    (9,940)

    Summary: Presents a historical profile of Henry VIII's mistress and the sister of Anne Boleyn, examining her affair with Francis I of France, rise and fall in the Tudor court, and obscure later years after she married for love.

    BOOK

    Call #: B BOLEYN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Our daily bread : the essential Norman Borlaug

    Our daily bread : the essential Norman Borlaug2011

    by Noel Vietmeyer

    (152)

    Summary: Norman Borlaug's work in breeding wheat is a large part of the reason the world has not yet run out of food. This is the story of his life and his struggles.

    BOOK

    Call #: B BORLAUG

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bourdain : the definitive oral biography

    Bourdain : the definitive oral biography2021

    by Laurie Woolever

    (3,805)

    Summary: When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an inimitable man who had dedicated his life to traveling nearly everywhere (and eating nearly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BOURDAIN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A lucky child  : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy

    A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy2010

    by Thomas Buergenthal

    (9,354)

    Summary: "Thomas Buergenthal was not quite six years old when he and his parents were forced into a Jewish ghetto in Poland. Four years later, they were placed on a train bound for Auschwitz, where Thomas was...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BUERGENTHAL

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • George Herbert Walker Bush

    George Herbert Walker Bush2004

    by Tom Wicker

    (31)

    BOOK

    Call #: B BUSH

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You are worth it : building a life worth fighting for

    You are worth it : building a life worth fighting for2019

    by Kyle Carpenter

    (1,574)

    Summary: November 21, 2010. U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was posted atop a building in violent Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when an enemy grenade skittered toward him and fellow Marine Nick...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CARPENTER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson

    On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson2012

    by William Souder

    (828)

    Summary: Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CARSON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter2010

    by Julian E Zelizer

    (500)

    Summary: An examination of Carter's presidency and his emergence as an important voice for international diplomacy and negotiation.

    BOOK

    Call #: B CARTER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • George Washington Carver : a life

    George Washington Carver : a life2015

    by Christina Vella

    Series: Southern Biography Series

    (94)

    Summary: Nearly every American can cite at least one of the accomplishments of George Washington Carver. The many tributes honoring his contributions to scientific advancement and black history include a...  more »

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    Call #: B CARVER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mrs. Oswald Chambers : the woman behind the world's bestselling devotional

    Mrs. Oswald Chambers : the woman behind the world's bestselling devotional2017

    by Michelle Duval Ule

    (204)

    Summary: Among Christian devotional works, "My Utmost for His Highest" stands head and shoulders above the rest, with more than 13 million copies sold. But most readers have no idea that Oswald Chambers' most...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CHAMBERS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sleeping with the enemy : Coco Chanel's secret war

    Sleeping with the enemy : Coco Chanel's secret war2011

    by Hal Vaughan

    (2,214)

    BOOK

    Call #: B CHANEL

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Agatha Christie : a mysterious life

    Agatha Christie : a mysterious life2018

    by Laura Thompson

    (2,365)

    Summary: It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CHRISTIE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Honky tonk angel : the intimate story of Patsy Cline

    Honky tonk angel : the intimate story of Patsy Cline2008

    by Ellis Nassour

    (241)

    Summary: Earthy, sexy, and vivacious, the life of beloved country singer, Patsy Cline, who soared from obscurity to international fame to tragic death in just thirty short years, is explored in colorful and...  more »

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    Call #: B CLINE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

    The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss2016

    by Anderson Cooper

    (22,983)

    Summary: A charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated Gloria Vanderbilt.

    BOOK

    Call #: B COOPER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A childhood : the biography of a place

    A childhood : the biography of a place2022

    by Harry Crews

    (1,849)

    Summary: This memoir by Harry Crews captures the first six years of his life among impoverished tenant farmer families in rural southern Georgia. Crews shares details of farm life, his father's death, his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CREWS

    Location: New Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier

    Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier2012

    by Bob Thompson

    (236)

    Summary: As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times. One could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David as he was before he became famous; the celebrity...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CROCKETT

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Custer : the controversial life of George Armstrong Custer

    Custer : the controversial life of George Armstrong Custer1996

    by Jeffry D Wert

    (150)

    BOOK

    Call #: B CUSTER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Custer's trials : a life on the frontier of a new America

    Custer's trials : a life on the frontier of a new America2015

    by T. J. Stiles

    (1,611)

    Summary: Historian T.J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, demonstrating how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He refutes Custer's historical caricature,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CUSTER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My life in and out of the rough : the truth behind all that bull**** you think you know about me

    My life in and out of the rough : the truth behind all that bull**** you think you know about me2006

    by John Daly

    (1,092)

    BOOK

    Call #: B DALY

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The lost Tudor princess : the life of Lady Margaret Douglas

    The lost Tudor princess : the life of Lady Margaret Douglas2015

    by Alison Weir

    (2,232)

    Summary: "From ... acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Lady Mary Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England, who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B DOUGLAS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The light within me : an inspirational memoir

    The light within me : an inspirational memoir2018

    by Ainsley Earhardt

    (727)

    Summary: Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally, how her Christian faith has shaped her life, and the journalism career that has made...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B EARHARDT

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Amelia Earhart : the thrill of it

    Amelia Earhart : the thrill of it2009

    by Susan Wels

    (66)

    BOOK

    Call #: B EARHART

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower2002

    by Tom Wicker

    Summary: An American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office seven years later. Though we may view the Eisenhower years through a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B EISENHOWER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Simon Estes : in his own voice, an autobiography

    Simon Estes : in his own voice, an autobiography1999

    by Simon Estes

    (5)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ESTES

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Have no fear : the Charles Evers story

    Have no fear : the Charles Evers story1997

    by Charles Evers

    (11)

    BOOK

    Call #: B EVERS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I invented the modern age : the rise of Henry Ford

    I invented the modern age : the rise of Henry Ford2013

    by Richard Snow

    (600)

    Summary: An account of Henry Ford's invention of the Model-T offers insight into his mechanical talents and pioneering work in internal combustion, describing his impact on American culture and the perplexing subsequent changes in his personality.

    BOOK

    Call #: B FORD

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Francis : pope of a new world

    Francis : pope of a new world2013

    by Andrea Tornielli

    (130)

    BOOK

    Call #: B FRANCIS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Benjamin Franklin : his life as he wrote it

    Benjamin Franklin : his life as he wrote it1990

    (79,593)

    BOOK

    Call #: B FRANKLIN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Robert Frost, a biography

    Robert Frost, a biography1982

    by Lawrance Roger Thompson

    (9)

    BOOK

    Call #: B FROST

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gabby : a story of courage and hope

    Gabby : a story of courage and hope2011

    by Gabrielle D. Giffords

    (2,535)

    Summary: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, showed Americans how optimism, an adventurous spirit, and a call to service can help change the world. Their arrival in the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B GIFFORDS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details