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Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

At last, the Academy, Tony, and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer, Cicely Tyson, tells her stunning story, looking back at her six-decade career and life.
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Himalaya: A Human History

Ed Douglas
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world's highest mountains.For centuries, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers,...
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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

Janice P. Nimura
Format: Hardcover

"Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor." -- Stacy SchiffElizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though...
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Three Wise Men: A Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, and How Their Marine Brother Became a War's Sole Survivor

Beau Wise
Format: Hardcover

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, three brothers by blood became brothers in arms when each volunteered to defend their country. No military family has sacrificed more during the ensuing war, which has become the longest ever fought by America's armed forces.While serving in Afghanistan,...
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The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention

Julia Cameron
Format: Paperback

The newest book from beloved author Julia Cameron, The Listening Path is a transformational journey to deeper, more profound listening and creativity. Over six weeks, readers will be given the tools to become better listeners -- to their environment, the people around them, and themselves....
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Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning

Tom Vanderbilt · Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to be bad at something? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of beginning from the ground up? Or is it simply a fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks?Inspired by his young daughter's insatiable need...
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No Man's Land: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran Britain?s Most Extraordinary Military Hospital During World War I

Wendy Moore · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Discover the true story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who transformed modern medicine, raised standards for patient care, and shattered social expectations for women in WWI-era London.A month after war broke out in 1914, doctors Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson set out for Paris,...
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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Andrea Pitzer
Format: Hardcover

The human story has always been one of perseverance - often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar...
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This Is the Voice

John Colapinto · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

There's no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all - the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise...
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Dog Flowers: A Memoir

Danielle Geller · One World
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

After Danielle Geller's mother dies of a withdrawal from alcohol during a period of homelessness, she is forced to return to Florida. Using her training as a librarian and archivist, Geller collects her mother's documents, diaries, and photographs into a single suitcase and begins...
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