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West Winging It: An Un-Presidential Memoir

By: Cunnane, Pat

Price: $28.00  $16.79

Publisher: USA, Gallery Books: 04/17/2018

Seller ID: 9781501178290


The West Wing meets The Office in this fresh and funny exclusive look into President Barack Obama’s years in the White House, directly from his senior writer and former Deputy Director of Messaging. West Winging It: An Unpresidential Memoir is the personal story of Pat Cunnane and his journey from outsider to insider, from his dreary job at a warehouse to his dream job at the White House. Pat pulls the drapes back on the most famous and exclusive building in the Uni... View more info

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An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy on My Solo Path to Motherhood

By: Emma Brockes

Price: $17.99

Publisher: United States, Penguin Pr: 2018

Seller ID: 9781594206634


From the author of She Left Me The Gun, an explosive and hilarious memoir about the exceptional and life-changing decision to conceive a child on one's own via assisted reproduction When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realizes that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional about it. From the moment she decides to stop "fut... View more info

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Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 (Library of America)

By: Abraham Lincoln; Don E. Fehrenbacher [Editor]

Price: $32.37

Publisher: Library of America: 1989-10-01

Seller ID: 9780940450431


The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone. View more info

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A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson (Picture Book Biographies)

By: Adler, David A.

Price: $8.18

Publisher: Holiday House: 1994-01-01

Seller ID: 9780823413041


The first African American to play in the major leagues. View more info

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: Alison Weir

Price: $17.15

Publisher: Grove Press: 1991-01-10

Seller ID: 9780802136831


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A WASP Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II

By: Ann B. Carl

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press: 2010-06-22

Seller ID: 9781560988700


Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of them, Ann Baumgartner, was assigned to the Fighter Flight Test Branch at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. There she would make history as the only woman to test-fly experimental plan... View more info

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

By: Anthony Bourdain

Price: $27.89

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA: 2000-05-22

Seller ID: 9781582340821


New York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. 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 i... View more info

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Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success

By: Apps, Jerry; Dahlinger, Fred [Foreword]

Price: $23.37

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press: 2005-01-01

Seller ID: 9780870203558


The Ringling Brothers began their business under the most modest of circumstances and through hard work, business savvy, and some luck created the largest, most famous circus in the world. They became wealthy men, one 50 cent admission ticket at a time."Ringlingville USA" chronicles the brothers' journey from immigrant poverty to enduring glory as the kings of the circus world. The Ringlings and their circus were last studied in depth over four decades ago. Now, fo... View more info

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To Hell and Back

By: Audie Murphy

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: 2002-05-02

Seller ID: 9780805070866


The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II, back in print in a trade paperback Originally published in 1949, "To Hell and Back" was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then. Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because h... View more info

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Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine: A Biography of the Black Prince

By: Barber, Richard

Price: $24.26

Publisher: Boydell Press: 1996-10-20

Seller ID: 9780851156866


Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, known as the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history, victor of three great battles and a model of chivalry and courtesy. Behind this image, which many of his contemporaries accepted and eagerly believed in, it is difficult to get at the realities of his character and of the life that he led. Most of his biographers have based their work on the splendid vision of chivalry conjured up by Froissart, but the pr... View more info

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Queen Victoria's Commanders (Elite)

By: Barthorp, Michael; Anderson, Douglas [Illustrator]

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2000-09-25

Seller ID: 9781841760544


Michael Barthorp's entertaining and authoritative study includes key commanders such as (India 1837-56) Charles Napier, Hugh Gough, Harry Smith; (Crimean War) Lord Raglan, James Scarlett, George Cathcart, John Pennefather; (Indian Mutiny) John Nicholson, Henry Havelock, Hope Grant, Colin Campbell; (India 1860-98) Frederick Roberts; (Africa) Robert Napier, Garnet Wolseley, Herbert Stewart, Evelyn Wood, Redvers Buller, Hector Macdonald and Herbert Kitchener - among others.... View more info

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The Man Nobody Knows

By: Barton, Bruce

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee: 2000-04-18

Seller ID: 9781566632942


Bruce Barton's 1925 effort to reconfigure Jesus for the Roaring Twenties turned into one of the great best-sellers of the century. In The Man Nobody Knows, Barton depicted Christ as a man's man, not the meek, effeminate figure he had encountered in Sunday School. No Puritan or Prohibitionist, this Jesus turned water into wine and was "the most popular dinner guest in Jerusalem." Here was the world's first advertising man, whose parables sparkled as models for modern jing... View more info

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Rangers in World War II

By: Black, Robert W.

Price: $8.18

Publisher: Presidio Press: 1992-02-23

Seller ID: 9780804105651


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Huey Long: His Life in Photos, Drawings, and Cartoons

By: Boulard, Garry

Price: $11.72

Publisher: Pelican Publishing: 2003-07-31

Seller ID: 9781589800977


Few politicians, other than presidents, have enjoyed as much extensive public attention as did Huey Pierce Long. So great was his persona that even now, generations after his death, he is well remembered, not only for his work, but also for the personality that reshaped ouisiana's political history. Images from Huey Long's early life show a serious, well-groomed young man setting off to earn a living from among the stateis poorer constituents. His political fortunes cont... View more info

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Women with Wings: Female Flyers in Fact and Fiction

By: Cadogan, Mary

Price: $16.20

Publisher: Chicago Review Press: 2005-08-30

Seller ID: 9780897335126


"Women with Wings" -- now in paperback -- is a perceptive and highly entertaining celebration of the achievements of female flyers from eighteenth-century balloonists to today's astronauts.For decades female aviators had to defy social prejudices despite having achieved remarkable feats of skill and endurance. From 1910, women pilots in America performed death-defying stunts, and in England during the 1920s, a clutch of aristocratic flyers were flipping from continent... View more info

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The New Sammy Cahn Songbook (P/V/G Composer Collection)

By: Cahn, Sammy [Composer]

Price: $22.35

Publisher: Cherry Lane Music: 2003-10-01

Seller ID: 9781575606996


(P/V/G Composer Collection). Frank Sinatra once said of songwriter Sammy Cahn: "Sammy's words fit my mouth the best of all the writers." Now you can enjoy 99 of Sammy's finest compositions with this songbook in piano/vocal/guitar format. Songs include: All That Love Went to Waste * Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand) * Call Me Irresponsible * The Christmas Waltz * Come Fly with Me * Day by Day * Good Little Girls * I'll Walk Alone * I've Heard That Song Befor... View more info

Mekong First Light: An Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam

By: Callaway Jr., Joseph W.

Price: $8.18

Publisher: Presidio Press: 2004-03-30

Seller ID: 9780891418160


"Before we got to Vietnam, the troops all thought you would be the first lieutenant killed, and in the end, you were the only one left. We were all wrong. You were the best."--Sgt. Lonnie "Tallman" Caldwell" ""December, 1966: " Platoon leader Lt. Joseph Callaway had just turned twenty-three when he arrived in Vietnam to lead forty-two untested men into battle against some of the toughest, most experienced, and best-trained guerrilla soldiers in the world. Callawa... View more info

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Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity

By: Cameron, Julia

Price: $17.15

Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penquin: 2003-09-29

Seller ID: 9781585422616


In this long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron presents the next step in her course of discovering and recovering the creative self.Walking in This World picks up where Julia Cameron's bestselling book on the creative process, The Artist's Way, left off to present readers with a second course--Part Two in an amazing journey toward discovering our human potential. Full of valuable new strategies and techniques for breaking t... View more info

New International no. 8: Che Guevara, Cuba, and the Road to Socialism

By: Carlos Rafael Rodríguez; Ernesto Che Guevara; Carlos Tablada; Steve Clark; Mary-Alice Waters; Jack Barnes

Price: $9.98

Publisher: Pathfinder Press (NY): 1991-06-01

Seller ID: 9780873486439


Exchanges from the early 1960s and from today on the relevance of the political and economic perspectives defended by Ernesto Che Guevara. View more info

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An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections (The Carter Collection)

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: $26.06

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press: 1994-08-01

Seller ID: 9781557283542


"The man revealed in these pages seems to embody so much of what Americans claim to admire--self-reliance, honesty, humor, modesty, intelligence--the stuff of heroes."--The New York Times Book Review View more info