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Bring in the right-hander! : my twenty-two years in the major leagues
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Bring in the right-hander! : my twenty-two years in the major leagues

Reuss, Jerry, 1949-

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Added: April 2, 2014

John Wayne : the life and legend
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John Wayne : the life and legend

"A revelatory biography of the enduringly popular John Wayne that draws on more than 100 interviews as well as exclusive access to the files of Wayne's film production company to answer the question why he became and remains an iconic American figure"--

Eyman, Scott, 1951-

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Added: April 2, 2014

Seeking Allah, finding Jesus : a devout Muslim encounters Christianity
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Seeking Allah, finding Jesus : a devout Muslim encounters Christianity

Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, and shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God-- and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.

Qureshi, Nabeel.

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Added: March 31, 2014

The Life of Longchenpa : the Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse
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The Life of Longchenpa : the Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse

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Added: March 31, 2014

Young widower : a memoir
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Young widower : a memoir

"John W. Evans was twenty-nine years old and his wife, Katie, was thirty. They had met in the Peace Corps in Bangladesh, taught in Chicago, studied in Miami, and were working for a year in Romania, when they set off with friends to hike into the Carpathian Mountains. In an instant, their life together was shattered. Katie became separated from the group. When Evans finally found her, he could only watch helplessly as she was mauled to death by a brown bear. In such a love story, such a life story, how could a person ever move forward? That is the question Evans, traumatized and restless, confronts in this book as he learns the language of grief, the rhetoric of survival, and the contrary poetic algorithms of holding fast and letting go. His memories of Katie and their time together, and the strangeness of his life with her family in the year after her death, create an unsentimental but deeply moving picture of loss, the brutality of nature, and the unfairness of needing to narrate a story that nothing can prepare a person to tell.Told with unyielding witness, elegance, and care, Young Widower is a heartbreaking account of a senseless tragedy and the persistence of grief in a young person's life"--

Evans, John W. (John William), 1977-

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Added: March 31, 2014

Exodus : a memoir
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Exodus : a memoir

Feldman, who at the age of twenty-three packed up her young son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots in Brooklyn, explores the United States and Europe and, as a result of her travels, redefines her sense of identity as a non-Orthodox Jew committed to self-acceptance and healing.

Feldman, Deborah, 1986-

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Added: March 27, 2014

The life of John Thompson, a fugitive slave : containing his history of 25 years in bondage and his providential escape
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The life of John Thompson, a fugitive slave : containing his history of 25 years in bondage and his providential escape

Thompson, John, 1812-

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Added: March 27, 2014

Ordeal : [a memoir]
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Ordeal : [a memoir]

Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor. Enslaved by the man who would eventually force her into marriage so that he could control her completely, Linda was beaten savagely, raped, and terrorized into prostitution at gunpoint. Forced to perform unspeakable perversions on film, she made Deep Throat, the smash-hit movie that brought porn into the mainstream. Beyond the glamour and fame lies the story of what really happened, in the words of a woman who finally found a way to bare it all.

Lovelace, Linda.

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Added: March 27, 2014

American cocktail : a
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American cocktail : a "colored girl" in the world

Rollicking, never-before-published memoir of a fascinating woman with an uncanny knack for being in the right place in the most interesting times. Of racially mixed heritage, Anita Reynolds was proudly African American but often passed for Indian, Mexican, or Creole. Actress, dancer, model, literary critic, psychologist, but above all free-spirited provocateur, she was, as her Parisian friends nicknamed her, an "American cocktail." One of the first black stars of the silent era, she appeared in Hollywood movies with Rudolph Valentino, attended Charlie Chaplin's anarchist meetings, and studied dance with Ruth St. Denis. She moved to New York in the 1920s and made a splash with both Harlem Renaissance elites and Greenwich Village bohemians. An émigré in Paris, she fell in with the Left Bank avant garde, befriending Antonin Artaud, Man Ray, and Pablo Picasso. Next, she took up residence as a journalist in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War and witnessed firsthand the growing menace of fascism. In 1940, as the Nazi panzers closed in on Paris, Reynolds spent the final days before the French capitulation as a Red Cross nurse, afterward making a mad dash for Lisbon to escape on the last ship departing Europe.

Reynolds, Anita Thompson Dickinson, 1901-1980.

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Added: March 26, 2014

Dashiell Hammett : man of mystery : a biography
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Dashiell Hammett : man of mystery : a biography

"Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade--immortalized on film by Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon--and the more glamorous Thin Man, also made iconic with the aid of Hollywood. A brilliant writer, Hammett was a complex and enigmatic man. After 1934 until his death in 1961, he published no more novels and suffered from a writer's block that both shamed and maimed him. He is identified with his tough protagonists, but his tuberculosis compromised his masculine identity and alcoholism may have been his answer. A former Pinkerton detective who valued honesty, he was attracted to women who lied outrageously, most notably Lillian Hellman, with whom he conducted a thirty-year affair. A controversial political activist who stood up for civil liberty, he was also a very private man. In this compact new biography, Sally Cline uses fresh research, including interviews with Hammett's family and Hellman's heir, to reexamine the life and works of the writer whom Raymond Chandler called "the ace performer""--

Cline, Sally.

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Added: March 26, 2014

The sixteenth round : from number 1 contender to number 45472
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The sixteenth round : from number 1 contender to number 45472

"Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, he rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar and sentenced to three consecutive life terms. Written from prison and first published in 1974, 'The Sixteenth Round' chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem 'Hurricane' about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands of others took up his cause. 'The Sixteenth Round' is a timeless, eye-opening portrait of growing up black in America, a scathing indictment of the U.S. prison system, and a mesmerizing re-creation of Hurricane's battles in the ring and in the courtroom. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent soul-stirring account of a remarkable life"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover.

Carter, Rubin, 1937-

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Added: March 24, 2014

Paul of Tarsus : a visionary life
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Paul of Tarsus : a visionary life

Stourton, Edward.

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Added: March 24, 2014

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