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Spoken from the Heart Laura Bush 1439155208 9781439155202 In this brave, beautiful, and deeply personal memoir, Laura Bush, one of our most beloved and private first ladies, tells her own extraordinary story. Born in the boom-and-bust oil town of Mid Spoken from the Heart

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Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris 0316776963 9780316776967 David Sedaris became a star autobiographer on public radio, onstage in New York, and on bestseller lists, mostly on the strength of SantaLand Diaries, a scathing, hilarious account of his Me Talk Pretty One Day

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In the Company of Heroes Michael Durant, Steven Hartov 0399150609 9780399150609 His battered face appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Reportto the shock and horror of all Americans. Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant was shot In the Company of Heroes

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Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker 1414318022 9781414318028 2008 Retailers Choice Award winner! Tony Dungys words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly followi Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life

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Born Standing Up: A Comics Life Steve Martin 1416553649 9781416553649 In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his Born Standing Up: A Comics Life

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Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Bill Bryson 076790382X 9780767903820 After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (h Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Michael Lewis 0393330478 9780393330472 Lewis has such a gift for storytelling...he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons.--Janet Maslin, New York Times One day Michael Oher w The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Anne Lamott 0385496095 9780385496094 Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: Help me, help me, help me and Thank you, thank you, thank you. She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is Wha Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

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Decision Points George W. Bush 0307590615 9780307590619 President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life. Decision Pointsis the extraordinary account of Americarsquo;s 43rd president. Shattering the conven Decision Points

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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Ann Patchett 0060572159 9780060572150 Tender but brutal, this portrait of unwavering commitment shines light on the little-explored world of womens friendships through the authors relationship with critically accl Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy Carlos Eire 0743246411 9780743246415 Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban. In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba -- exiled from his family, his country, and his own Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

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Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley, Ron Powers 0553384155 9780553384154 In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy Flags of Our Fathers

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Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him Luis Carlos Montalvan 1401324290 9781401324292 Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him   Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

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Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood Jeffrey Marx 0743269748 9780743269742 Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL football star and volunteer coach for the Gilman high school football team, teaches his players the keys to successful defens Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Lifes Greatest Lesson Mitch Albom 0385484518 9780385484510 Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague.Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searchin Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Lifes Greatest Lesson

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Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles Anthony Swofford 0743244915 9780743244916 In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, re Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the Worlds 14 Highest Peaks Ed Viesturs, David Roberts 0767924711 9780767924719 This gripping and triumphant memoir follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-mete No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the Worlds 14 Highest Peaks

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Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Adeline Yen Mah 0767903579 9780767903578 Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

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A Million Little Pieces James Frey 0307276902 9780307276902 The most lacerating tale of drug addiction since William S. Burroughs Junky. --The Boston Globe Again and again, the book delivers recollections that leave the reader winded and unsteady. Ja A Million Little Pieces

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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness Dave Pelzer 0452281903 9780452281905 All those years you tried your best to break me, and Im still here. One day youll see, Im going to make something of myself. --Dave Pelzer, from A Man Named Dav A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

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Merles Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog Ted Kerasote 0156034506 9780156034500 Now including a wonderful new photo insert chronicling Merles life, this national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if Merles Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

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Fever Pitch Nick Hornby 1573226882 9781573226882 From the author of High Fidelity comes a sophisticated study of obsession, masculinity, class, identity and loyalty, in a bittersweet book that vividly recounts Hornbys youthful obsession with English Fever Pitch

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers 0375725784 9780375725784 The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving m A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir Augusten Burroughs 031242227X 9780312422271 RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a stri Running with Scissors: A Memoir

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Theodore Rex Edmund Morris 0812966007 9780812966008 Theodore Rexis the storynever fully told beforeof Theodore Roosevelts two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, TR suc Theodore Rex

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My Life in France Julia Child, Alex Prudhomme 0307277690 9780307277695 Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she rev My Life in France

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When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi David Maraniss 0684870185 9780684870182 More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, L When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi

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Assassination Vacation Sarah Vowell 074326004X 9780743260046 Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip li Assassination Vacation

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The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal David Halberstam 0449910032 9780449910030 Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport. *Walter Clemons Newsweek A PENETRATING, FAS The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal

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Jack: Straight from the Gut Jack Welch, John A. Byrne 0446690686 9780446690683 Its hard to think of a CEO that commands as much respect as Jack Welch. Under his leadership, General Electric reinvented itself several times over by integrating new and Jack: Straight from the Gut

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A Stolen Life: A Memoir Jaycee Dugard 1451629192 9781451629194 A Stolen Life: A Memoir   A Stolen Life: A Memoir

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend Laura Hillenbrand 0449005615 9780449005613 Seabiscuit: An American Legend   Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ 0448431041 9780448431048 For use in schools and libraries only. Intriguing jacket art and black-and-white illustrations on every spread help illuminate the life of a unique musician to re Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics) Frederick Douglass 0451529944 9780451529947 This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Doug Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)

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In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson 0767903862 9780767903868 Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson  Paperback

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Bossypants Tina Fey 0316056898 9780316056892 Bossypants   Bossypants

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Naked David Sedaris 0316777730 9780316777735 Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his Naked

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin 0743270754 9780743270755 On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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1776 David McCullough 0743226720 9780743226721 In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American caus 1776

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Emergence: Labeled Autistic Temple Grandin, Margaret M. Scariano 0446671827 9780446671828 Temple Grandins groundbreaking book chronicles the remarkable and inspiring true story of how she overcame autism-with a new introduction. Temple Grandin was di Emergence: Labeled Autistic

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The Story of My Life Helen Keller 0486292495 9780486292496 Great story of human courage and dedication recounted in autobiography of a remarkable woman: the magical moment when Miss Keller first recognizes the connection between words and objects, he The Story of My Life

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Lit: A Memoir (P.S.) Mary Karr 0060596996 9780060596996 Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karrs relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)

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Out on a Limb Shirley Maclaine 0553273701 9780553273700 Her most controversial book is one you will never forget.An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take Out on a Limb

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Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig Jonathan Eig 0743268938 9780743268936 Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend -- the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Jon Krakauer 1400032806 9781400032808 Jon Krakauers literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adve Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Jon Krakauer  Paperback

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Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books Kay Winters 1416912681 9781416912682 In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring the Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle Countess of Fiona Carnarvon 0770435629 9780770435622 Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle   Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

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