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New Arrivals - Biography
Argues that the famous Russian-American novelist, accused of turning a blind eye to the horrors of history, hid this disturbing information within his fiction.
This autobiography chronicles the life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degree in English. But Phil soon found himself leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God.
Traces the lives of the Chopra brothers from India to America, where they both excelled in healing, one as a world-renowned spiritual teacher, the other as a professor at Harvard Medical School.
The comedian recounts stories from his life, from hitting rock bottom to hosting a successful podcast.
Investigates the suspicious deaths of witnesses tied to the JFK assassination, examining evidence surrounding each case that may have been linked to a government cover-up that has been dismissed by official sources.
Draws on first-person interviews and other primary sources to trace the life and infamous 1973 abduction of the Getty Oil founder's grandson, offering insight into J. Paul Getty III's questionable social life, his family's abandonment and the audacious increasing ransom demanded by the kidnappers.
Martin Hall shows you how to conquer even the most challenging short-game shots with the help of more than sixty photos of the master of the short game, Seve Ballesteros.
"Even at twelve years old, Chris Lemig knows he's gay. He just doesn't want to believe it. Spurred on by intolerance, ignorance and fear, he takes his first steps into the closet and so begin twenty-three years of drinking, drugs and attempted suicides. It's only after he wakes up one morning, beaten and still bleeding from a hate crime, that he finally finds the courage to come out and make a change. Renewed and refreshed, he finds sanity and healing in the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and without looking back, sets off on an inspired pilgrimage to India and Nepal"--From publisher description.
An American journalist in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences.
A fragrance writer and an expert on scents tells the history of perfume, how it has influenced her life, and how she and a famous perfumer created a scent.
"... the first major account of Hirschman's remarkable life, and a tale of the twentieth century as seen through the story of an astute and passionate observer"--From publisher description.
Discusses the author's numerous trips to exotic places all over the world and argues that modern travelers should throw away their guidebooks and let the places they visit be their only guide.
Explores the life and career of William Egan Colby, a controversial figure of the postwar period: World War II commando, Cold War spy, Saigon CIA station chief, and eventual CIA director under Nixon and Ford.
In his first book, Ross Matthews tells listeners what it means to 'man up'--to realize, no matter how hard you may hope against hope, you are what you are. Admittedly still a work-in-progress, Ross recounts how he's benefited from this frame of mind his whole life. From growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being his loud, proud, unapologetically genuine self on national television.
A portrait of the Detroit Tigers pitcher who died in a 2009 accident recounts his rise from small-town Massachusetts to the major leagues, the on-field eccentricities that endeared him to fans, and the injuries that cut his career short.
The breakout star and fan favorite of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," drawing from her own experiences and relationships, serves up honest advice and practical lessons for creating a happy and fulfilling life.
Serving Victoria follows the lives of six members of her household, from the governess to the royal children, from her maid of honor to her chaplain and her personal physician -- Front jacket flap.
Fleming looks at reason of why the Civil War was fought.
He was a maverick of American cinema in the late 60s and 70s, one of the leading auteurs of the New Hollywood whose groundbreaking films include 'The Exorcist' and 'The French Connection.' Now, the Academy Award-winning director looks back at his life, his career, and important films.