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  • All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor

    All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor2016

    by Donald Stratton

    (3,073)

    Summary: At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely...  more »

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    Call #: B STRATTON

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  • Believe it : my journey of success, failure, and overcoming the odds

    Believe it : my journey of success, failure, and overcoming the odds2018

    by Nick Foles

    (1,115)

    Summary: When the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans and commentators assumed the Eagles' season was over. Instead, Nick Foles...  more »

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    Call #: B FOLES

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  • The seven good years : a memoir

    The seven good years : a memoir2015

    by Etgar Keret

    (6,405)

    Summary: "A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a "genius" (The New York Times) and master storyteller. The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were...  more »

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    Call #: B KERET

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  • Hungry heart : adventures in life, love, and writing

    Hungry heart : adventures in life, love, and writing2016

    by Jennifer Weiner

    (7,248)

    Summary: "You fall down. You get hurt. You get up again. You know Jennifer Weiner as many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and "an unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker). She's also a...  more »

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    Call #: B WEINER

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  • Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore girls to Gilmore girls, and everything in between

    Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore girls to Gilmore girls, and everything in between2016

    by Lauren Graham

    (105,340)

    Summary: "This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing-up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling work years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite...  more »

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    Call #: B GRAHAM

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  • Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

    Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.1955

    by James Boswell

    Summary: This book was a popular and critical success when first published in 1791. It is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as the...  more »

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    Call #: B JOHNSON

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  • Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly

    Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly2000

    by Anthony Bourdain

    (245,393)

    Summary: A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors.

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    Call #: B BOURDAIN

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  • Rebel : my life outside the lines

    Rebel : my life outside the lines2018

    by Nick Nolte

    (329)

    Summary: Legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and...  more »

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    Call #: B NOLTE

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  • Eliza Hamilton : the extraordinary life and times of the wife of Alexander Hamilton

    Eliza Hamilton : the extraordinary life and times of the wife of Alexander Hamilton2018

    by Tilar J. Mazzeo

    (1,750)

    Summary: Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton -- Alexander Hamilton's devoted wife -- in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton." But they don't know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister,...  more »

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    Call #: B HAMILTON

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  • Belichick : the making of the greatest football coach of all time

    Belichick : the making of the greatest football coach of all time2018

    by Ian O'Connor

    (1,014)

    Summary: The definitive biography of the NFL|s most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach. Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL -- the infamously dour face of one of...  more »

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    Call #: B BELICHICK

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  • Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret

    Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret2018

    by Craig Brown

    (6,450)

    Summary: She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal...  more »

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    Call #: B MARGARET

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  • The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created

    The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created2018

    by Jane Leavy

    (1,074)

    Summary: A portrait of Babe Ruth and his partnership with business manager Christy Walsh traces how their strategies, achievements and notoriety established a blueprint for modern athletic stardom.

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    Call #: B RUTH

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  • Every day is extra

    Every day is extra2018

    by John Kerry

    (662)

    Summary: John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary...  more »

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    Call #: B KERRY

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  • Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity

    Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity2018

    by Nick Bunker

    (104)

    Summary: From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American...  more »

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    Call #: B FRANKLIN

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  • Becoming
    Staff Pick

    Becoming2018

    by Michelle Obama

    (707,282)

    Summary: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped...  more »

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    Call #: B OBAMA

    Locations: Adult Biographies, Hot Picks

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  • Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom

    Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom2018

    by David W. Blight

    (10,591)

    Summary: The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the...  more »

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    Call #: B DOUGLASS

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  • This will only hurt a little

    This will only hurt a little2018

    by Busy Philipps

    (25,039)

    Summary: From the time she was two and "aced out in her nudes" to explore the neighborhood (as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak), Busy Philipps has always been headstrong, defiant, and...  more »

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    Call #: B PHILIPPS

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  • Churchill : walking with destiny

    Churchill : walking with destiny2018

    by Andrew Roberts

    (9,333)

    Summary: When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood...  more »

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    Call #: B CHURCHILL

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life2018

    by Jane Sherron De Hart

    (1,945)

    Summary: An examination of the private, public, legal, and philosophical life of one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time. De Hart explores the central experiences that...  more »

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    Call #: B GINSBURG

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  • Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

    Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood2018

    by Karina Longworth

    (1,516)

    Summary: An exploration of Hollywood's glamorous golden age via the cinematic life of Howard Hughes and the women who encountered him -- sometimes at the expense of their minds and souls.

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    Call #: B HUGHES

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  • Racing to the finish : my story

    Racing to the finish : my story2018

    by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    (1,510)

    Summary: In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports' most beloved figures, Earnhardt shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the...  more »

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    Call #: B EARNHARDT

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  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton2017

    by Michael Tomasky

    Series: American Presidents Series (Times Books)

    (139)

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    Call #: B CLINTON

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  • The water is wide : a memoir

    The water is wide : a memoir2009

    by Pat Conroy

    (20,941)

    Summary: A teacher recounts a year on Yamacraw Island, off the South Carolina coast, when he helped black children gain an awareness of themselves as well as the world around them.

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    Call #: B CONROY

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  • Nevertheless : a memoir

    Nevertheless : a memoir2017

    by Alec Baldwin

    (4,637)

    Summary: From his work in popular movies to his role as Jack Donaghy on the irreverent series 30 Rock, Baldwin is both a household name and a deeply respected actor. Now he transcends his public persona,...  more »

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    Call #: B BALDWIN

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  • Prince Charles : the passions and paradoxes of an improbable life

    Prince Charles : the passions and paradoxes of an improbable life2017

    by Sally Bedell Smith

    (2,570)

    Summary: "Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new and authoritative look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years. This...  more »

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    Call #: B CHARLES

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  • Note to self

    Note to self2017

    by Connor Franta

    (8,404)

    Summary: In his first memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Now, two years later, Connor is ready to bring to light a...  more »

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    Call #: B FRANTA

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  • Strong looks better naked

    Strong looks better naked2016

    by Khloe Kardashian

    (4,435)

    Summary: Khloe Kardashian shares her secrets for finding strength of body, mind, and heart with stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image. In a culture that worships skinny,...  more »

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    Call #: B KARDASHIAN

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  • The hue and cry at our house : a year remembered

    The hue and cry at our house : a year remembered2017

    by Benjamin Taylor

    (181)

    Summary: After John F. Kennedy's speech in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on November 22, 1963, he was greeted by, among others, an 11-year-old Benjamin Taylor and his mother waiting to shake his...  more »

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    Call #: B TAYLOR

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  • In order to live : a North Korean girl's journey to freedom

    In order to live : a North Korean girl's journey to freedom2015

    by Yeonmi Park

    (44,102)

    Summary: Human rights activist Park, who fled North Korea with her mother in 2007 at age 13 and eventually made it to South Korea two years later after a harrowing ordeal, recognized that in order to be...  more »

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    Call #: B PARK

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  • The real James Herriot : a memoir of my father

    The real James Herriot : a memoir of my father2000

    by Jim Wight

    (5,179)

    Summary: A portrait of the best-selling author of "All Creatures Great and Small" by his son describes the life and times of the beloved Yorkshire veterinarian, describing his devotion to his family, his work as a rural vet, and his writing.

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    Call #: B HERRIOT

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  • You don't look your age ... : and other fairy tales

    You don't look your age ... : and other fairy tales2017

    by Sheila Nevins

    (2,886)

    Summary: Famed documentary producer Sheila Nevins is the one person who always tells it like it is, and who will say, "Learn from my mistakes and my successes. Because you don't get smarter as you get older,...  more »

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    Call #: B NEVINS

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  • This boy's life : a memoir

    This boy's life : a memoir1989

    by Tobias Wolff

    (26,996)

    Summary: This unforgettable, bestselling memoir by a gifted writer introduces the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year.

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    Call #: B WOLFF

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  • Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories

    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories1996

    by Hunter S Thompson

    (2,211)

    Summary: First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the...  more »

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    Call #: B THOMPSON

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  • Sting-ray afternoons : a memoir

    Sting-ray afternoons : a memoir2017

    by Steve Rushin

    (2,169)

    Summary: A bittersweet memoir of the author's 1970s childhood nostalgically shares observations of his family life as it was shaped by influences ranging from the Steve Miller Band and Saturday morning cartoons to Bic pens and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes.

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    Call #: B RUSHIN

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  • Queen Victoria : twenty-four days that changed her life

    Queen Victoria : twenty-four days that changed her life2019

    by Lucy Worsley

    (1,907)

    Summary: A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life. In this book, Lucy Worsley introduces her as a woman leading a truly...  more »

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    Call #: B VICTORIA

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  • Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter

    Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter2019

    by Thomas Clavin

    (1,267)

    Summary: In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO -- the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger...  more »

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    Call #: B HICKOK

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  • Shortest way home : one mayor's challenge and a model for America's future

    Shortest way home : one mayor's challenge and a model for America's future2019

    by Pete Buttigieg

    (13,566)

    Summary: A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor...  more »

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    Call #: B BUTTIGIEG

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  • The truths we hold : an American journey

    The truths we hold : an American journey2019

    by Kamala D. Harris

    (17,255)

    Summary: Senator Kamala Harris' commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social...  more »

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    Call #: B HARRIS

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  • Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics

    Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics2019

    by Chris. Christie

    (1,161)

    Summary: From the outspoken former governor, a no-holds-barred account of Chris Christie's rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey and his frank, startling insights about Donald Trump...  more »

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    Call #: B CHRISTIE

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  • Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

    Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush2015

    by Jon Meacham

    (7,979)

    Summary: "In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush's personal diaries, on the diaries of his...  more »

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    Call #: B BUSH

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