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    The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him by Piers Dudgeon    Florence Foster Jenkins: The Inspiring True Story of the World's Worst Singer by Nicholas Martin & Jasper Rees    Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown by Gerri Hirshey    War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916-1918: The Illustrated Diaries of Jim Maultsaid by Jim Maultsaid & Barbara McClune    Painting a Visible Translation: An Artist's Journey From Italy to Morocco by Deirdre J. West    The Bucket List Chronicles: One Man's Yearlong Attempt to Try Something New by Rob Uniszkiewicz    Understanding Jonathan Coe by Merritt Moseley    Czars of the East by Kisholoy Roy    Old Dogs New Tricks: More Tales from Two Kiwi Country Vets by Peter Anderson & Peter Jerram    Summary of John Adams: by David McCullough | Includes Analysis by . Instaread    Prosecuting the Prosecution by Mel Chizedek    A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat by Gene Barr    Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio Garcia Martinez    House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge by Lenny Dykstra    The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads: A Woman Doctor in WW1 by Kirkwood Katrina    The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff    Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels & Darrell Dawsey    Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire by Bob Kealing    To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me by Heather Green    Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North by Blair Braverman    Really Pregnant! Confessions of a New Mom-To-Be or Why I Couldn't Stop Eating Brownies by Kim Rinehart    Goodbye, Fatty! Hello, Skinny! How I Lost Weight And Still AteThe Foods I Loved-Without Dieting by Kim Rinehart    Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and Faith by Monica A. Coleman    The Adventures of a Girl Wearing Pearls by Jan Constable    The Grand Gypsy: A Memoir by Ottavio Gesmundo & Ottavio Canestrelli    Let's Just Say I'd Do It All Again: Revisiting "Dates Daze", a Newspaper Column of the Trenton Sun, 1959-1962 by Helen Dates Jeude    Leader Designed: Become the Leader You Were Made to Be by Dana W. White    No Names - No Pack Drill by Ernest Bywater    The Mongers: Grandma's Dark Secret by Polly Sisson    Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country by Alex Cuadros    Shrunk: And Other Stories by Oliver Black    Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin by David Kaufman    Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art by Judith E. Stein    Trump and Me by Mark Singer    Never Say No To A Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More... by Glenn Berger    Hitler's French Volunteers by Legu    Proxies: Essays Near Knowing by Brian Blanchfield    Triumphs and Turbulence: My Autobiography by Chris Boardman    Miracle by Amanda Leask    Jurgen Klopp by Elmar Neveling    Racing Forward: Faith, Love & Triumph Over Loss by Mica Mosbacher    Marching to the Drums: Eyewitness Accounts of Battle from the Crimea to the Siege of Mafeking by Ian Knight    Traveling 101 by Pam Hlady    The Life of Rylan by Rylan Clark-Neal    Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level by H. W. Tilman    Mischief in Greenland: Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains by H. W. Tilman    The Abysinnian Contortionist: Hope, friendship and other circus acts by David Carlin    The Other Marines by Nick Coffman    Forman's Games: The Dark Underside of the London Olympics by Lance Forman    It's a Miracle by Pontus J. Back

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A Few Bites a Day: My Weight Loss Success Story

A Few Bites a Day: My Weight Loss Success Story by Seth McMenemy
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A Few Good Memories:Tales from USMC Boot Camp

A Few Good Memories:Tales from USMC Boot Camp by Bob TaylorHumorous and nostalgic stories about Marines in Boot Camp, told by Marines on themselves and others
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A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun: The Autobiography of a Career Criminal

A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun: The Autobiography of a Career Criminal by Razor SmithBrutal and violent, this tell-all is a personal account of the life of Razor Smith and the world in which he lived, where ruthlessness, viciousness, and savagery are prized and admired. In prison more than half of his life for assaults and armed robberies, Smith became confined in a peculiar kind of hell from which his only route of escape was to master the art of writing. His book shows us a face of crime not often encountered in run-of-the-mill true-crime books: a face as tender and intimate as a lover's, yet as frightening as a killer's. Powerfully written from beginning to end, this is an...
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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been—the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes—but someone else altogether.

Over the course of one school year—seventh grade—he sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.

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A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War II Tell Their Stories

A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War II Tell Their Stories by Larry Gara & Lenna Mae GaraLittle is known about those who openly refused to enter military service in World War II because of their convictions against killing. While many of those men accepted alternative civilian service, more than 6,000 were incarcerated with sentences ranging from a few months to five years. Some were tried, convicted, and re-imprisoned for essentially the same offense - resisting induction into the armed forces - after their initial release. In A Few Small Candles, ten men tell why they resisted, what happened to them, and how they feel about that experience today. Their stories detail the resisters'...
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A Field Guide to Awkward Silences

A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra PetriWashington Post columnist Alexandra Petri turns her satirical eye on her own life in this hilarious new memoir...

Most twentysomethings spend a lot of time avoiding awkwardness.

Not Alexandra Petri.

Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America's Next Top Model. Afraid of looking like an idiot? Alexandra Petri lost Jeopardy! by answering "Who is that dude?" on national TV. Afraid of bad jokes? Alexandra Petri won an international pun championship.

Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil War, and fended off suitors at a Star Wars convention while wearing a Jabba the Hutt...

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca SolnitWhether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years (Wanderlust), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late nineteenth-century America (River of Shadows), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an inventive and original writer whose mind is daring in the connections it makes. A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result...
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A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas by Adam Briggle

From the front lines of the fracking debate, a "field philosopher" explores one of our most divisive technologies.

When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking. Only five years later he would successfully lead a citizens' initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton—the first Texas town to challenge the oil and gas industry. On his journey to learn about fracking and its effects, he leaped from the ivory tower into the fray.

In beautifully narrated chapters, Briggle brings us to town hall debates and neighborhood meetings where citizens wrestle...

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A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France by Miranda Richmond MouillotA young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, the author's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the South of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. Aside from one brief encounter, the two never saw or spoke to each other again, never...

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A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

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An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works--and really doesn't--in A Fighting Chance

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher--an ambitious goal, given her family's modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her...

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A Final Grain of Truth: My Autobiography

A Final Grain of Truth: My Autobiography by Jack WebsterJack Webster has had a lifetime of adventure as a respected and highly-commended journalist, meeting the rich and famous and experiencing what the world has to offer. From his upbringing in rural Aberdeenshire – where he survived a serious heart condition and had to overcome a debilitating stammer – to a glittering career which took him all over the world, it has been an incredible journey and a life well lived. Now, to complete his autobiographical trilogy, A Final Grain of Truth brings his story up to date, reliving magical encounters with incredible people like Charlie Chaplin, Muhammad Ali,...
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A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo

A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo by Robert ReynoldsIn 1991 the Philippines' Mt. Pinatubo near Clark Air Base awoke after 500 years dormancy. Base officials evacuated non-essential personnel to Subic Bay Navy Base. Soon, the first eruption sent ash and gas towering into the sky. A climactic explosion blew the top off the mountain. Day turned into midnight as thick ash blocked the sun and pumice and rock rained down. Aircraft hangars, warehouses and buildings collapsed. Earthquakes repeatedly rattled the area. Simultaneously, typhoon Yunya blew in causing muddy lahars to flood the countryside and sweep away bridges and homes. Volcanic ash buried...
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A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance by David Lehman"Digressive, nostalgic and deeply moving, Lehman achieves a fine, lasting tribute to the American songbook."
--Publishers Weekly

"David Lehman's A Fine Romance wittily explores the enormous contribution of Jewish writers and composers to the American musical scene. Lehman finds Jewish influence, or what he calls 'a plaintive undertow,' even in such unlikely upbeat anthems as Gershwin's 'Love Walked In.' His love-struck history is itself a major entertainment."
-- John Ashbery, author of Three Poems

"David Lehman's A Fine Romance is a spirited account and reminiscence of a time when Jewish plaintiveness...

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A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928

A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928 by Geoffrey C. WardIn this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt's unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality usually found only in fiction.

In these pages, FDR comes alive as a fond but absent father and an often unfeeling husband--the story of Eleanor Roosevelt's struggle to build a life independent of him is chronicled in full–as well as a charming but...

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A First Year in Canterbury Settlement

A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel ButlerOn the verge of entering the Anglican clergy, Samuel Butler experienced a sudden change of heart and instead decided to set sail for New Zealand, where he established a sheep farm. Butler chronicles his rocky start as a rancher -- and his opinions on a wide variety of current events and controversies -- in this engaging series of letters to his family.
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A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir GhaemiAn investigation into the surprisingly deep correlation between mental illness and successful leadership, as seen through the lives of some of the most important political figures in history

In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, offers a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mood illnesses (depression and bipolar disorder) and leadership. He sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders—creativity, resilience, empathy, and realism—also make for the...
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A Fish in the Moonlight

A Fish in the Moonlight by Sidney HomanThe storyteller has a fascinating place in our world. Storyteller Sidney Homan tells tales of growing up in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 50s accounts of Bruzzy the Bully; of John Crapp, the television salesman; of Leslie Doober and his rotten banana; of drunken Uncle Eddie, and of the Queen of the mushrooms. Sometimes comic, sometimes bittersweet, A Fish in the Moonlight illuminates the growth of both storyteller and listener.
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A Fish In the Swim of the World

A Fish In the Swim of the World by Ben Brown

Afffecting, evocative memoir by one of New Zealand's finest Maori writers.Â'This is a book of memories. Some of them are my own. Some of them belong to others. They are as true and as fallible as any memories—distorted by time and distance and a writerÂ's choice of wordsÂ...Â' In the debut memoir that kickstarted a writing career that has spawned 17 books, including many award-winners, Ben Brown writes of a quintessentially New Zealand way of living that may not change the world or even ripple its waters, but is replete with meaning. Gathered from the tobacco-green valleys of the Motueka...

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A Fish Out of Water: From Seattle Socialite to Commercial Fisherwoman - Hazel's Fishing Diaries from 1940's Alaska

A Fish Out of Water: From Seattle Socialite to Commercial Fisherwoman - Hazel's Fishing Diaries from 1940's Alaska by Arlene LockridgeShe had never fished a day in her life, but newly married Hazel Stone (40) and her equally inexperienced husband, Carl, (54) headed off on an adventure of a lifetime--to earn a living fishing in Alaska. Used to the easy life of a socialite in Seattle, Hazel adapted with amazing resilience to harsh conditions, mentioning only in passing such extremes of her situation as cooking with icicles hanging in the galley, gutting and cleaning hundreds of fish, and rain pouring down for days on end. Hazel's niece, author Arlene Lochridge, interweaves fascinating insights to her aunt's life and expands...
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A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s

A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s by Roger KahnJack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power. For eight years and two months after World War I, Dempsey, with his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, was heavyweight champion of the world. A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance that nearly burned them to ash. Hobo, roughneck, fighter, lover, millionaire, movie star, and, finally, a gentleman of rare generosity and sincerity, Dempsey...
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A Flash of Green: Memories of WWII

A Flash of Green: Memories of WWII by Charles S. McCandless

This is the personal memoir of Charles S. McCandless, who graduated from Stanford and soon after joined the the Navy. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor, when on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 he was rendered unconscious as a bomb exploded only a few feet away from him and his shipmate. He never saw his friend again. Soon, he was back on duty, piloting a dive bomber during the battle of Midway, which he crashed at Guadalcanal. No longer able to fly, he served as a Seabee on several islands in the Pacific, was a frogman at Iwo Jima, and struggled to get out of the Philippines after the Japanese surrendered...

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A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir

A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir by Albert J. DeGroote"A Flight Through Life" begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote's captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation's transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative,...
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A Flourishing Mind: Who Are You Not To Flourish

A Flourishing Mind: Who Are You Not To Flourish by Suzanne WaldronTo flourish or not to flourish? That is the question. Are you flourishing enough to know that when your time on earth is finished it has all been worthwhile? Maximising your existence will seem incredibly appealing by the time you've finished reading. You will find yourself in this book, you will recognise the everyday human struggle. It will bring you through the darkest moments of the author's story of foster care, teenage homelessness and all the consequences of these experiences, into undeniable possibilities that promise to propel and uplift you. Reading 'A Flourishing Mind' is freeing,...
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A Flyfisher's World

A Flyfisher's World by Nick LyonsThis ample selection of articles and essays by one of America's most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan's Au Sable River—the exact moment when the author lost his heart to fly-fishing. This collection chronicles a fishing life punctuated by a revealing trip with one of his grown sons and mellow reflections from a hospital bed.

This is the broadest of Nick Lyons's books, with sections on tarpon and pike fishing in the Marquesas and in France, bass bugging on a small Connecticut pond, and trout fishing on unnamed creeks and blue-ribbon western rivers, as well as...

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A Fool's Gold

A Fool's Gold by William E. Merritt

Just a few months out of law school, Bill Merritt takes a job working for a slightly shady but charismatic lawyer named Thaddeus Silk. Only months later, Thaddeus drops dead of a heart attack, and Bill is left to pick up the pieces of his chaotic and poorly managed practice. Before he can even start to make sense of the mess that was Thaddeus's legal life, the police are knocking at his door, and Bill is being accused of fencing stolen treasure. Enter Abby Birdsong and Grady Jackson, two clients of Thaddeus's whose files are among the boxes and papers and bourbon bottles that litter his office....

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A Football Fan's Story: The Royal Navy Manchester City and Me

A Football Fan's Story: The Royal Navy Manchester City and Me by Don PriceLike most kids back in the day, Don dreamt of being a professional footballer and scoring the winning goal at Wembley. Unfortunately for Don, he was not much good at football. He grew up in Manchester in the fifties and sixties, and even joining the Royal Navy in the late sixties did not dampen his passion or enthusiasm for the game. Don founded one of the largest football supporters' branches in the country and was chairman of it for ten years. This is a gripping account and a humorous look back at his time in the Royal Navy and the supporters branch meetings including sportsmen's dinners,...
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A Footnote to History

A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson
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A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale: Based on the Recollections of Pearl Unikow Cooper

A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale: Based on the Recollections of Pearl Unikow Cooper by Lisa Cooper

Based on recorded conversations Lisa Cooper's father had with his mother, Pearl, about her early life in Ukraine, A Forgotten Land is the story of one Jewish family in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, set within the wider context of pogroms, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war. The book weaves personal tragedy and the little-known history of the period together as Pearl finds her comfortable family life shattered first by the early death of her mother and later by the Bolshevik Revolution and all that follows.

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A Forgotten Legend: Balbir Singh Sr., Triple Olympic Gold & Modi's New India

A Forgotten Legend: Balbir Singh Sr., Triple Olympic Gold & Modi's New India by Patrick BlennerhassettImagine you're one of India's most decorated athletes, a country of more than a billion people. You were largely responsible for your homeland's first Olympic gold medal as an independent nation after a violent, murderous Partition, yet you walk the streets anonymously, and your contributions have been all but forgotten. What if your statistics, awards, and accolades spoke for themselves, but no one was speaking for you? In November of 2014, Canadian journalist Patrick Blennerhassett set out for India. In investigating the mystery of Balbir Singh Sr.'s anonymity, he found himself delving into...
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A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South

A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South by Audrey Thomas McCluskeyIn the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century a small group of women overcame personal and professional hardships to gain national prominence as educational reformers and social activists. This book takes a biographical look at Lucy Craft Laney, Mary McLeod Bethune, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Charlotte Hawkins Brown. The four women knew each other through the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs. The other four women founded schools for African-American children, as well as being activists, lecturers, and suffragists, and the book includes interviews with students who came from...
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A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story

A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story by Qais Akbar Omar

One of the rare memoirs of Afghanistan to have been written by an Afghan, A Fort of Nine Towers reveals the richness and suffering of life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with our own.

For the young Qais Akbar Omar, Kabul was a city of gardens where he flew kites from his grandfather's roof with his cousin Wakeel while their parents, uncles, and aunts drank tea around a cloth spread in the grass. It was a time of telling stories, reciting poetry, selling carpets, and arranging marriages.

Then civil war exploded. Their neighborhood found itself on the front line of a conflict...

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A Fortunate Life: The Autobiography of Paddy Ashdown

A Fortunate Life: The Autobiography of Paddy Ashdown by Paddy Ashdown

Paddy Ashdown's autobiography was hailed as one of the most readable and exciting political life stories ever written of all – precisely because it was so very much more.
This is the autobiography of an old-fashioned Man of Action, an adventurer, to be compared more readily to Fitzroy Maclean than David Steel. Ashdown's years as MP for Yeovil and leader of the Liberal Democrats pale alongside his time as a Royal Marine Commando, in the Special Boat squadron, as a spy, on military service in Northern Ireland and Indonesia, and then subsequently – perhaps his finest and most heroic role, as the...

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A Fortune-Teller Told Me

A Fortune-Teller Told Me by Tiziano TerzaniFor thirty years, Tiziano Terzani has lived in Asia, reporting on its wars and revolutions as Far East correspondent of the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel. Born in Florence, he was educated in Europe and the United States. Since 1994 he has made New Delh
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A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi

A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi by Aman Sethi

An intimate portrait of an invisible man—a powerful story of one man's life that contains multitudes.

Like Dave Eggers's Zeitoun and Alexander Masters's Stuart, this is a tour de force of narrative reportage.

Mohammed Ashraf studied biology, became a butcher, a tailor, and an electrician's apprentice; now he is a homeless day laborer in the heart of old Delhi. How did he end up this way? In an astonishing debut, Aman Sethi brings him and his indelible group of friends to life through their adventures and misfortunes in the Old Delhi Railway Station, the harrowing wards of a tuberculosis hospital,...
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A Freewheelin' Time

A Freewheelin' Time by Suze RotoloSuze Rotolo (aka Susan) is an artist who lives in New York City with her family.
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A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties by Suze Rotolo‘I met Bob Dylan in 1961 when I was seventeen years old and he was twenty…' Thus begins Suze Rotolo's wonderfully romantic story of their sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan's growing fame. It is Rotolo who is pictured with Dylan on the famous and iconic sleeve of his album The Freewheelin Bob Dylan. She has never written about her time with him, and this memoir is therefore very eagerly anticipated. Set during the time when Dylan was writing the soundtrack to the cultural revolution of the 1960s, this is a unique and remarkable narrative...
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A French Restoration: La Maison d'Etre

A French Restoration: La Maison d'Etre by Clive Kristen & David JohnsonWhen David and Doris Johnson restored a French mini-chateau, they learnt new skills, solved the mysteries of septic drainage, and excavated not only the ancient foundations, but the chequered history of the house itself. And through all this, and through new friends, they also rediscovered themselves. French property expert, Clive Kristen, records their adventures.
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A French Restoration: La Maison d'Etre

A French Restoration: La Maison d'Etre by Clive Kristen & David JohnsonWhen David and Doris Johnson restored a French mini-chateau, they learnt new skills, solved the mysteries of septic drainage, and excavated not only the ancient foundations, but the chequered history of the house itself. And through all this, and through new friends, they also rediscovered themselves. French property expert, Clive Kristen, records their adventures.
Clive Kristen &
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A Friar's Tale: Remembering Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR

A Friar's Tale: Remembering Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR by John CollinsRemembering Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

Defender of the outcast, acclaimed teacher and spiritual director, insightful psychologist, and founding member of a thriving religious community, Father Benedict J. Groeschel was not merely a man of uncommon talents but one of extraordinary achievements.

Yet at heart he was a simple friar, a humble priest; and his goal in life was very modest: to follow as best he could the path God had chosen for him.

For over eighty years-more than fifty of them as a priest-Father Groeschel faithfully walked that path; and, in so doing, he gave hope to abandoned youth,...

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A Fridge for a Picasso

A Fridge for a Picasso by John JesseA gallery of famous and eccentric figures animate this entertaining and informative autobiography. Not least is John Jesse who treats life as fun yet established himself as a respected specialist in his field of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The book is richly illustrated with some of the works he has collected and sold.
John Jesse14 Sep 2014$10.94

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A Friend Like Henry

A Friend Like Henry by Nuala Gardner"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 & Home

The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world

When Jamie and Nuala Gardner chose a puppy for their son, Dale, they weren't an ordinary family choosing an ordinary pet. Dale's autism was so severe that the smallest deviation from his routine could provoke a terrifying tantrum. Family life was almost destroyed by his condition,...

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A Fruit Cake Just Exploded

A Fruit Cake Just Exploded by David RollasonThe core subject of the book is centred on the period from 2009 and the rather unexpected arrest, life while on remand in prison, conviction, and subsequent court proscribed rehabilitation programme. Around these fascinating, funny and sometimes frustrating episodes are many of the wider experiences of a child growing up that I consider have contributed to that life changing set of events. These include a young boy's discover of general sexuality, a clear focus of being homosexual, coping with adult life as such, many more diverse experiences of experimentation and desire.
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A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup

A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup by Michael D'AntonioToday Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more than the Lipton tea empire. Raised in desperate poverty, he would build a global empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. But his epic pursuit of the America's Cup-a yachting trophy and the ultimate in international sport-made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic.

More than a story of innovation and achievement, A Full Cup also explores Lipton's most intriguing creation: his public persona, formed by a burgeoning mass media and a shameless self-promotion that made him one of...

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A Full House And Then Some: A Memoir

A Full House And Then Some: A Memoir by David FlorianThese are the things I've learned and this has been my life. And so the time has come to write this little recollection. I hope you enjoy my memoir, it contains seven philosophies I've tried to live by - I call them my "realities." And it has the best, most important, lesson I learned along the way. David Florian is an 80-year-old self-taught manufacturer of tools, dies, stampings, special machinery, and locks. During his business career, he participated in civic organizations, and some politics. He is still married to the love of his life, Honey, whom he found in high school. Together they...
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A Funny Old Life: An anecdotal romp through the sailing career of Des Sleightholme

A Funny Old Life: An anecdotal romp through the sailing career of Des Sleightholme by Des SleightholmeDes Sleightholme, former Editor of Yachting Monthly" for many years, is well known for his irreverent outlook on the Establishment and for his unfailing eye for the funny side of things; here he takes on a hilarious anecdotal romp through his sailing life.
From childhood efforts to get afloat at all costs - "if it floats stand on it" - to the tribulations of running a charter boat, the wandering narrative moves from the high drama of a force ten dismasting to the farce of a shattered toilet bowl. The author has a connoisseur's eye for a cock-up."
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Inventing My Childhood

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Inventing My Childhood by Mary Wood

Mary Dobbs was born on the same day as Peter Sutcliffe, the notorious serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Instead of murdering adversaries who cross her path, however, she resorts to more subtle acts of revenge. Even so, these actions do not always provide the expected results; hilarity occurs at least as often as vengeance. In her memoir, Mary shares her amusing coming-of-age journey to overcome religious dogma in post-war London during the ever-changing 1950s and 1960s.

From an early age, Mary chronicles how she always fancied herself as a trailblazer who nurtured a strong desire to...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Menopause

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Menopause by Jean Green
Jean Green22 Aug 2013$3.95

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A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever

A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and <I>National Lampoon</I> Changed Comedy Forever by Josh KarpThe ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon's place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how the magazine spawned a popular radio show and two long-running theatrical productions that helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Gilda Radner and went on to inspire Saturday Night Live. More than 130 interviews were conducted...
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A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever

A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever by Josh Karp

The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon's place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how the magazine spawned a popular radio show and two long-running theatrical productions that helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Gilda Radner and went on to inspire Saturday Night Live. More than 130 interviews were conducted...

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A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game

A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game by Jenny Uglow

The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court to failed attempts at religious tolerance. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the "slippery sovereign," laid odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theaters may have been restored, but the king himself was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court, and his colorful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden.

Charles II was thirty when...

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