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Empress Dowager Cixi

Jung Chang - History - 2013 - 448 pages
J. 3. Emperor. Xianfeng. Dies. (1860–61). UST before he fled to the Hunting
Lodge, Emperor Xianfeng ordered his younger half-brother, Prince Gong, to
remain in the capital and deal with the invaders. Prince Gong, twenty-seven
years old, ...
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Mao: The Unknown Story

Jung Chang, Jon Halliday - Biography & Autobiography - 2011 - 864 pages
The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written, Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before — and with virtually ...
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 544 pages
The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, ...
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Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United ...

Helen Prejean - Law - 2011 - 304 pages
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Devil at My Heels

Louis Zamperini, David Rensin - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 336 pages
Now with a new foreword exclusive to the ebook edition, in which Louis Zamperini reflects on his life through 2010 and being the subject of Hillenbrand’s critically acclaimed biography.
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The Heart and the Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a ...

Eric Greitens - Biography & Autobiography - 2011 - 320 pages
THE HEART AND THE FIST shares one man’s story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior.
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The Liars' Club: A Memoir

Mary Karr - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 352 pages
The dazzling, prizewinning, wickedly funny tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood—the book that sparked a renaissance in memoir When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised ...
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 320 pages
Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity.
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Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir

Amanda Knox - Biography & Autobiography - 2013 - 480 pages
Drawing from journals she kept and letters she wrote during her incarceration, Amanda gives an unflinching and deeply personal account of her harrowing experience, from the devastation of her friend's murder to the series of mistakes and ...
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How Judges Think

Richard A. Posner - Law - 2010 - 400 pages
A distinguished and experienced appellate court judge, Posner offers in this new book a unique and, to orthodox legal thinkers, a startling perspective on how judges and justices decide cases.
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The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero

William Kalush, Larry Sloman - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 604 pages
The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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My Life in France

Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme - Cooking - 2006 - 317 pages
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 352 pages
Mrs. Kennedy’s strength, class, and dignity over those tragic four days in November 1963 held the country together. This is the story, told for the first time, of the man who perhaps held her together.
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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

David Sheff - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 336 pages
Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett - Biography & Autobiography - 2013 - 384 pages
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity.
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Manchild in the Promised Land

Claude Brown - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 416 pages
Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.
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Theoretical Molecular Biophysics

Philipp O.J. Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer - Science - 2010 - 384 pages
'Theoretical Molecular Biophysics' is an advanced study book for students, shortly before or after completing undergraduate studies, in physics, chemistry or biology.
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In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary

Doris Lessing - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 240 pages
In Pursuit of the English is a novelist's account of a lusty, quarrelsome, unscrupulous, funny, pathetic, full-blooded life in a working-class rooming house.
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Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy

Susan Schmidt - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 416 pages
Susan was fifteen years old when she became the sixth wife of Verlan LeBaron—one of the leaders of a rogue Mormon cult engaged in a blood feud with his brother that, from 1972 to 1988, claimed up to two dozen lives and led one prosecutor ...
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Salvage the Bones: A Novel

Jesmyn Ward - Fiction - 2011 - 288 pages
Winner of the 2011 National Book Award A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned.
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Coming of Age in Mississippi

Anne Moody - Biography & Autobiography - 2011 - 432 pages
Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it.
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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Anthony Bourdain - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 320 pages
And always he returns to the question "Why cook?" Or the more difficult "Why cook well?" Medium Raw is the deliciously funny and shockingly delectable journey to those answers, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.
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