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The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

Judy Batalion · William Morrow
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters -- a group of unknown heroes whose...
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Second Chances: A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption

Craig Grossi
Format: Hardcover

The author of the heartwarming Craig and Fred tells the deeply emotional and inspiring story of the next phase of their lives together: working closely with prison inmates in Maine who raise and train puppies to become service dogs.On their travels across America, former US Marine Craig...
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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Patrick Radden Keefe · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however,...
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Three Dreamers: A Memoir of Family

Lorenzo Carcaterra · Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

At sixty-six, Lorenzo Carcaterra finds it easier to reflect on the past than ruminate on the future. "By the time you reach my age," he writes, "you have witnessed too much loss to not be aware of what lies ahead." This turn to the past inspired a poignant memoir about...
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Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety

Chloe Carmichael
Format: Hardcover

Many people reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work; or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certain point. The problems arise once you advance beyond school and early...
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The Truth About Lies: The Illusion of Honesty and the Evolution of Deceit

Aja Raden
Format: Hardcover

Fibbing, prevaricating, stretching the truth, white lies, of omission, of commission. Lying is so pervasive that we have countless words for it. But have you ever considered why you believed a lie you were told? The Truth About Lies is buttressed by a winning mixture of history, psychology,...
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Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch

Erin French · Celadon Books
Format: Hardcover

Long before The Lost Kitchen became a world dining destination with every seating filled the day the reservation book opens each spring, Erin French was a girl roaming barefoot on a 25-acre farm, a teenager falling in love with food while working the line at her dad's diner and a young...
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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

Lisa Napoli · Abrams Press
Format: Hardcover

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold...
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Swimming to Freedom: My Escape from China and the Cultural Revolution

Kent Wong · Abrams Press
Format: Hardcover

When Kent Wong was a young boy, his father, a patriotic Chinese official in the customs office in Hong Kong, joined an insurrection at work and returned with the family to the newly established People's Republic of China. Hailed as heroes, they settled in the southern city of Canton....
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The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth

Michael Spitzer · Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

40 thousand years ago Homo sapiens created the first musical instrument.Today music fills our lives. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what our species is and how we understand who we are. Yet music is an overlooked part of our origin...
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