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Tiger Woods
By Simon & Schuster
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mpn: 9781501126420, ean: 9781501126420, isbn: 1501126423,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
#1 New York Times Bestseller “Irresistible…Immensely readable…The authors have laid out a saga that is part myth, part Shakespeare, part Jackie Collins….A whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true.” —The Wall Street Journal “A confident and substantial book…It has torque and velocity…It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.” —The New York Ti

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
By Angelou, Maya
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mpn: 9780812980028, ean: 9780812980028, isbn: 9780812980028,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
By Dutton Books
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mpn: 9781101986646, ean: 9781101986646, isbn: 1101986646,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLERNEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY BESTSELLEROne of the 10 Best Books of March, Paste MagazineA deeply reported insider perspective of Alex Honnold’s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing.“One of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.”—Sebastian JungerIn Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing free solo ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer g

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
By Bloomsbury USA
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mpn: 12516589, ean: 9781582340821, isbn: 158234082X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
The New York Times bestselling memoir from Anthony Bourdain, the host of Parts Unknown.Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls ''twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine.''Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, ''Don't Eat Before Reading This.'' Bourdain spared no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same ''take-no-prisoners'' attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectab

First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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ean: 9781533305497, isbn: 1533305498,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
While growing up in New York, Marilyn Shimon often visited her uncle in California. She saw his scars, gaped at his “31321” tattoo, and listened to his horrific stories of the Holocaust. However, she could not relate to the suffering he endured or understand the significance of his accounts—until now. In this grisly memoir, Marilyn resurrects Murray Scheinberg’s stories of six hellish years in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The Polish Jew was one of the first eight men to

The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain: How Emme the Australian Terrier Changed My Life When I Needed It Most
By Health Communications Inc
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ean: 9780757322686, isbn: 0757322689,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in late middle age and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado's highest peaks.By the time life had finished hitting Rick Crandall from all sides, he was at the lowest point of his life, both personally and professionally. Depressed to find himself facing a mid-late-life age crisis and watching his finances crumble as the tech industry bubble burst, he hopes his future isn't headed downhill. It was at this critical juncture

Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
By William Morrow Paperbacks
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mpn: 9780062224064, ean: 9780062224064, isbn: 0062224069,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Wall Street Journal BestsellerFor fans of Downton Abbey, a real-life American version of the Crawley family—Fortune's Children is an enthralling true story that recreates the drama, splendor, and wealth of the legendary Vanderbilts.Vanderbilt: The very name is synonymous with the Gilded Age. The family patriarch, ''the Commodore,” built a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after his death, no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest pe

Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
By Scribner
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mpn: 9780743254434, ean: 9780743254434, isbn: 0743254430,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour.In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances—Jessica’s dizzying infatuation

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
By Penguin Books
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mpn: 9780143114932, ean: 9780143114932, isbn: 014311493X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with his boldness. He never imagined that as a result of this assignment he would befriend a gang leader named JT and spend the better part of a decade embedded

Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9781250190512, isbn: 1250190517,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Part memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. ''Matt is possibly the most well-traveled person I know...His knowledge and passion for understanding the world is unrivaled, and never fails to amaze me.'' ―Mark Manson, New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckTen Years a Nomad is New York Times bestselling author Matt Kepnes’ poig

Coming to My Senses: The Autobiography of a Sociologist
By Brand: Transaction Publishers
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ean: 9781412851527, isbn: 1412851521,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Those interested in the development of scientific theory and in the nature of academic life will appreciate this intellectual autobiography written by one of America’s leading sociologists. Following his family tradition (The Education of Henry Adams was written by his great-uncle), George Caspar Homans describes how his ideas about the proper nature of theory in social science, both in form and content, have developed over time. The chief interest of the book lies in the description of this p

Moments of Truth: A Photographer's Experience of Kent State 1970
By The Kent State University Press
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ean: 9781606353677, isbn: 1606353675,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
A student journalist’s photographic memoir of events surrounding the 1970 Kent State shootings Working as a photographer for the Kent State University student newspaper and yearbook, Howard Ruffner was a college sophomore when the tragic shootings of May 4, 1970, occurred―a tragedy that left four students dead and nine others wounded. Asked to serve as a stringer for Life magazine in the days leading up to May 4, as student protests against the Vietnam War intensified and National Guard tro

Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer
By Running Press Adult
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mpn: YES3721805, ean: 9780762438051, isbn: 0762438053,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Blvd. Rear Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten Commandments. Scores of iconic films of the last century had one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897–1981). She racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a fifty-year career.Never before has the account of Hollywood's most influential designer been so thoroughly revealed—because never before have the Edith Head Archives of the Academy of Motion Pictu

MGM Style: Cedric Gibbons and the Art of the Golden Age of Hollywood
By Lyons Press
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ean: 9781493038572, isbn: 1493038575,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
MGM Style is an overview of the career and achievements of Hollywood’s most famous art director. Cedric Gibbons was the supervisor in charge of the art department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios from its inception in 1924 until Gibbons chose to retire in 1956. Lavishly illustrated with over 175 pristine duotone photographs, the vast majority of which have never before been published, this is the first volume to trace Gibbons’ trendsetting career. At its height in the late 1930s and early

Christian Reinhardt Andersen: Lineage, photos and stories of his life in Denmark, Argentina, Canada, and Michigan, as well as his relatives in Denmark back to 1741.
By Independently published
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ean: 9781692363383, isbn: 1692363387,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
This genealogy reflects the life and adventures of Christian Reinhardt Andersen who was born in Odense, Denmark on October 6, 1889 and died August 13, 1952 in Ludington, Michigan. In those years, he also lived in Argentina and then Goodlands, Manitoba, Canada, where he met his wife and started his family. Together they immigrated to Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, where additional children were born. This book documents known information as of this time regarding his life, his siblings, paren

Tadao Ando: Endeavors
By Flammarion
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ean: 9782080204042, isbn: 2080204041,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
This comprehensive monograph on Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando covers the span of his impressive career, with previously unpublished material and insight into his sources of inspiration.This in-depth monograph offers insight into Tadao Ando's sober and elegant architecture through photographs, architectural drawings, and descriptions of eighty of his most significant works. His notable works span the globe: London's Tate Modern; St. Louis's Pulitzer Arts Foundation; Osaka's Church o

Dr. Alexander Hamilton and Provincial America: Expanding the Orbit of Scottish Culture (Southern Biography Series)
By Brand: Louisiana State Univ Pr
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780807132784, isbn: 0807132780,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
In this sweeping biography, Elaine G. Breslaw examines the life of Dr. Alexander Hamilton (1712--1756), a highly educated Scottish physician who immigrated to Maryland in 1738. From an elite European family, Hamilton was immediately confronted with the relatively primitive social milieu of the New World. He faced unfamiliar and challenging social institutions: the labor system that relied on black slaves, extraordinarily fluid social statuses, distasteful business methods, unpleasant conversatio

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