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    Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama-

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).From the Trade Paperback edition.


    A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a book written by Ishmael Beah in 2007 about his experiences as a boy soldier.


    The Last Lecture by Randy; Zaslow, Jeffrey Pausch

    The Last Lecture is a New York Times best-selling book written by Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The book was born out of a lecture Pausch gave in September 2007, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams".


    Moonwalk by Michael Jackson

    MICHAEL JACKSON was the undisputed King of Pop and has been called "the greatest entertainer who ever lived." SHAYE AREHEART was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson's original editor.


    Lincoln the Unknown by Dale Carnegie

    Dale Carnegie wrote this book in 1932, when there were still some people alive who had met Abraham Lincoln. This look at the life of the assasinated president focuses on his childhood, the disorganization behind the Union forces in the Civil War, and the small moments that defined the man behind the legend.


    90 Minutes In Heaven by Piper- Don/ Murphey- Cecil

    90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper is an international bestseller that has sold over 4 million copies. The book, published by Revell, is sold as an extra ordinary true story of heaven and in it Don Piper writes with the help of Cecil Murphey about Piper's reported experience of heaven after having been dead for 90 minutes and had a near death experience. On January 18, 1989, Donald Piper was driving on a bridge, on his return home from a conference of pastors.


    The Last Lion by William Manchester

    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill is a planned trilogy of biographies. Two have already been published, on Winston Churchill, by author and historian William Manchester. The last volume is being completed by Paul Reid. - [*Wikipedia*][1] [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Lion%3A_Defender_of_the_Realm


    An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

    Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is codirector of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center and a member of the governing board of the National Network of Depression Centers. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the author of the national bestsellers An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast , as well as Touched with Fire, Exuberance, and Nothing Was the Same . Dr. Jamison is the coauthor of the standard medical text on bipolar illness, Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression , and the recipient of numerous national and international literary and scientific honors, including a MacArthur Award. In 2010 she married Thomas Traill, a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. From the Trade Paperback edition.


    Kitchen Confidential by Bourdain Anthony

    A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors.  Published in 2000 by Bloomsbury, Kitchen Confidential was Bourdain’s memoir and behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens, a follow-up to his popular and shocking article published the April 19th 1999 edition of The New Yorker  titled "Don't Eat Before Reading This."  The book is both a personal confessional, including stories of Bourdain’s misdeeds and weaknesses, including his drug use, and an industry commentary, divulging money-saving secrets of restaurants and things for consumers to avoid. Bourdain called the book "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." Anthony Bourdain is the author of multiple books about cooking and food including the follow-up to Kitchen Confidential  -


    Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

    Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After that country’s civil war in 1981, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming, where she still lives. She has two children. From the Hardcover edition.


    Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L Weiss

    Describes the case of a young woman suffering from anxiety attacks, explains how hypnosis revealed her memories of past lives, and discusses the usefulness of regression therapy.


    No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines--Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor's life as First Lady, and FDR's White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.


    Death Of a President by William Manchester



    I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson



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    Steve Jobs by Isaacson, Walter

    Walter Isaacson, presidente del Instituto Aspen, ha sido presidente de la CNN y director ejecutivo de la revista Time . Es autor de Einstein, su vida y su universo , Benjamin Franklin: An American Life y Kissinger: A Biography , y es coautor, con Evan Thomas, de The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made . Vive con su esposa en Washington, D.C.


    Truman by McCullough, David

    The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson -- and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man -- a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined -- but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman's story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman's own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary "man from Missouri" who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.


    Theodore Rex by Morris, Edmund

    Edmund Morris was born in Kenya and educated at the Prince of Wales School, Nairobi, and Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before emigrating to the United States in 1968. His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1980. In 1985 he was appointed Ronald Reagan's authorized biographer. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's , and The Washington Pos t. The second volume of his Roosevelt biography, Theodore Rex , has recently been published, and will be followed by a third. Edmund Morris lives in New York and Washington, D.C., with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris. From the Audiobook Download edition.


    A Reporter's Life by Cronkite, Walter

    Walter Cronkite lives in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard. From the Hardcover edition.


    Living History by Clinton, Hillary Rodham

    Living History is the autobiography of Secretary of State, former United States Senator from New York, and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, published in 2003. In December 2000, Simon & Schuster agreed to pay Clinton a reported $8 million advance for what became Living History — a near-record figure to an author for an advance at that time. Critics charged that the book deal, coming soon after her election to the U.S.


    Churchill by Gilbert, Martin

    The definitive biography of Winston Churchill.This edition of the highly acclaimed one-volume CHURCHILL: A LIFE, is the story of adventure. It follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present, as are his tremendous qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and as a man of vision. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time, dominated by two world wars, and culminating in the era of the Iron Curtain and the hydrogen bomb.


    Personal History by Graham, Katharine

    Personal History is the autobiography of Katharine Graham. It was published in 1997 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1998. The book received widespread critical acclaim for its candour in dealing with her husband's mental illness, and the challenges she faced in a male-dominated working environment.


    Me by Hepburn, Katharine

    The autobiography of Katharine Hepburn.


    Alexander Hamilton by Chernow, Ron

    In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.


    Lindbergh by Berg, A Scott

    Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for his opposition to America's entry into World War II. Lindbergh's is "a dramatic and disturbing American story," says the Los Angeles Times Book Review , and this biography—the first to be written with unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives and extensive interviews of his friends, colleagues, and close family members—is "the definitive account."


    Titan by Chernow, Ron

    Ron Chernow 's first book, The House of Morgan , won the National Book Award and the Ambassador Award for the year's best study of American culture. His second book, The Warburgs , won the Eccles Prize as the Best Business Book of 1993 and was also selected by the American Library Association as one of that year's best nonfiction books. In reviewing his recent collection of essays, The Death of the Banker , The New York Times called the author "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades  and chose the paperback original as one of the year's Notable Books. ABOUT THE READER George Plimpton is the founding editor of The Paris Review and a special contributor to Sports Illustrated and Esquire .  He is the author of such books as Truman Capote and The X Factor .


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    A Royal Duty by Burrell, Paul



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    Disraeli by Blake, Robert



    Harry S Truman by Truman, Margaret



    Benjamin Franklin by Isaacson, Walter



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