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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9781250171085, isbn: 1250171083,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. New York Times Editor’s Pick. Library Journal Best Books of 2019. TIME Magazine's ''Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far.''O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.” Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner The Root Best of 2018''This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a


And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
By Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ean: 9780374236410, isbn: 0374236410,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patientThe author Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile the neurologist for his own new employer, The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings―the account of his long-dormant patients’ miraculous but troubling return to life in a Bronx hospital ward. But the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinic


Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist
By Brand: Beatty Street Publishing, Inc.
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ean: 9780986480829, isbn: 0986480827,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist is Dr. Patrick Moore's engaging firsthand account of his many years spent as the ultimate Greenpeace insider, a co-founder and leader in the organization's top committee. Moore explains why, 15 years after co-founding it, he left Greenpeace to establish a more sensible, science-based approach to environmentalism. From energy independence to climate change, genetic engineering to aquaculture, Moore sheds new light on s


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
By Spiegel & Grau
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ean: 9780812994520, isbn: 0812994523,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time, as seen in the HBO documentary True Justice “[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”—John LegendSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND


Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits
By All Points Books
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ean: 9781250201621, isbn: 1250201624,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
A comprehensive analysis of Donald Trump's legal history reveals his temperament, methods, character, and morality. Unlike all previous presidents who held distinguished positions in government or the military prior to entering office, Donald Trump's political worldview was molded in the courtroom. He sees law not as a system of rules to be obeyed and ethical ideals to be respected, but as a weapon to be used against his adversaries or a hurdle to be sidestepped when it gets in his way. He has


The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
By Scribner
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ean: 9781476798035, isbn: 1476798036,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
“An extraordinary book, I can’t recommend it highly enough.” –Whoopi Goldberg, The View By the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call—the powerful, definitive, and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to “inferiors” in the 1920s.A forgotten, dark chapter of American history with implications for the current day, The Guarded Gate tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inhe


Say I Won't: A Cowboy's True Story of Defiance in the Face of Death and the Present-Day Miracle that Kindled a Fire of Faith
By Covenant Books
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ean: 9781645593850, isbn: 1645593851,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
Eight seconds...The time that separates the winners from the losers.Sixteen-year-old Wesley had his heart set on an eight-second ride that February morning. As he lowered himself onto the bull inside the chute, his heart raced with anticipation and excitement. His head nodded. The chute opened. Cowboy and bull released into the stage of competition. Tragedy struck. His lifeless and broken body laid face down on the dirt floor of the arena. Trampled by the 1900-pound bull he sought to conquer. Th


I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s
By Pantheon
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is the bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New York’s Lower East Side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at the extreme naiveté and dysfunction that would destroy both their lives.   Escaping the trauma of growing up gay in Syracuse and being bullied at school, McGough attended art school in New York, dropped out, and took out jobs in clubs, where he met McDermott. D


The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company (Random House Large Print)
By Random House Large Print
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ean: 9780593170984, isbn: 0593170989,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of Time’s most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life. Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came d


Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland
By Brand: Marsilio
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mpn: YES6734473, ean: 9788831712798, isbn: 8831712799,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
The fashion exhibitionist: an insightful look at Vreeland’s iconic life. One of the legenday figures of the fashion world, Vreeland began her career at Harper’s Bazaar, where her monthly column, ''Why Don’t You?,'' dared her readers to take control of their lives, take risks, and live dreams they didn’t even know they had. Her talented eye introduced us to the new beauties of the 1960s: Twiggy, Anjelica Huston, Marisa Berenson and Lauren Hutton. In collaboration with the twentieth centur


Under the Influence: The Unauthorized Story of the Anheuser-Busch Dynasty
By Brand: Simon Schuster
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ean: 9780671690243, isbn: 0671690248,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
Two journalists tell the story of the Anheuser-Busch corporate monarchy, featuring scandals, sins, and ruthlessness in the pursuit of power and profitsUsed Book in Good Condition.


Patek Philippe
By Random House UK
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mpn: 42767824, ean: 9781848094628, isbn: 1848094620,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
The definitive history of the world-renowned watchmakers, Patek Philippe.   Founded in Geneva in 1839, and to this day a family-owned company, Patek Philippe makes what are widely regarded as the world’s finest mechanical watches. Among them, the most valuable watch ever made: the famous 1933 pocket watch known as the “Graves” supercomplication, which sold at auction in 2014 for $23,934,00. A cult among collectors, Patek Philippe and its timepieces have been treasured by kings and princes


Comparative Politics
By Pearson
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mpn: 9780321449740, ean: 9780321449740, isbn: 0321449746,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Debuting in its first edition and driven by a question-based approach, Comparative Politics shows readers how to do real comparative analysis while introducing them to political institutions, identities, and interests. This thematic survey uniquely balances the how–analytical knowledge–and the what–descriptive knowledge–to help readers make their own political arguments and to thus be more critically informed and engaged political participants.Used Book in Good Condition.


A Legacy of Dreams: The Life and Contributions of Dr. William Venoid Banks
By Brand: University Press of America
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ean: 9780761812852, isbn: 0761812857,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
A Legacy of Dreams contains the life and experiences of Dr. William Venoid Banks from his youth on a sharecropper's farm in the South to his building one of the largest and most solvent fraternal organizations in America, the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons. He also organized and founded two trade schools, one college, several small businesses, and established the first Black owned and operated radio and television stations in the United States, creating a legacy of opportunities f


Becoming an Ethnomusicologist: A Miscellany of Influences (Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities)
By Scarecrow Press
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ean: 9780810886971, isbn: 0810886979,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Becoming an Ethnomusicologist centers on the life and education of the author, Bruno Nettl, a well-known ethnomusicologist. Focusing on eleven individuals who influenced him significantly, it follows their roles through his career from his childhood in Czechoslovakia and his family's forced departure in 1939 to his education in the United States and career as a scholar. These essays contribute to an understanding of the life of Jewish and German minorities in Bohemia through the first half of th


Nietzsche's Philosophical Context: An Intellectual Biography (International Nietzsche Studies)
By University of Illinois Press
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ean: 9780252032455, isbn: 0252032454,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
Friedrich Nietzsche was immensely influential and, counter to most expectations, also very well read. An essential new reference tool for those interested in his thinking, Nietzsche’s Philosophical Context identifies the chronology and huge range of philosophical books that engaged him. Rigorously examining the scope of this reading, Thomas H. Brobjer consulted over two thousand volumes in Nietzsche’s personal library, as well as his book bills, library records, journals, letters, and public


Walter Isaacson: The Genius Biographies: Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Leonardo da Vinci
By Simon & Schuster
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ean: 9781982130428, isbn: 1982130423,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
This exclusive boxed set from beloved New York Times bestselling author Walter Isaacson features his definitive biographies: Steve Jobs, Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Leonardo da Vinci. “If anybody in America understands genius, it’s Walter Isaacson.” —SalonCelebrated historian, journalist, and bestselling author Walter Isaacson’s biography collection of geniuses now available in one boxed set—the perfect gift for history lovers everywhere. Steve Jobs: The “enthralling” (The N



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