Tag: Biography & Autobiography

Destiny and Power

In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family, Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumu... »

The Unmapped Mind

Shortly after his daughter Leontine was born, Christian Donlan’s world shifted an inch to the left. He started to miss light switches and door handles when reachingfor them. He would injure himself in a hundred stupid ways every day. First playful and then maddening, these strange experiences were the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis, an incurable and degenerative neurological disease. A... »

The Informant

From an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracy-which left the FBI and Justice Department counting on the cooperation of one man . . . It was one of the FBI’s biggest secrets: a senior executive with America’s most politically powerful corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, had become a confidential government wit... »

Princess in Pink

From School Library Journal Grade 5-9–In volume five in the series, Princess Mia has a new problem to overcome–how to get to the senior prom when boyfriend Michael thinks it’s the height of lame. More drama erupts when Grandmere brings her poodle to Mia’s 15th birthday party at a fancy restaurant. He gets loose, a busboy from Nepal gets fired, Mia’s best friend starts a protest o... »

Princess in Pink

From School Library Journal Grade 5-9–In volume five in the series, Princess Mia has a new problem to overcome–how to get to the senior prom when boyfriend Michael thinks it’s the height of lame. More drama erupts when Grandmere brings her poodle to Mia’s 15th birthday party at a fancy restaurant. He gets loose, a busboy from Nepal gets fired, Mia’s best friend starts a protest o... »

Princess in the Spotlight

Amazon.com Review Fifteen-year-old Mia Thermopolis, the witty, lovable star of Meg Cabot’s __, has had it with princess lessons, also known as torture sessions: “Do they really think anyone in Genovia cares whether I know how to use a fish fork? Or if I can sit down without getting wrinkles in the back of my skirt? Or if I know how to say ‘thank you’ in Swahili? ShouldnR... »

Cocaine’s Son: A Memoir

With sharp wit, self-deprecating humor, and penetrating honesty, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff turns a keen eye on his life with the mysterious, maddening, much-loved man of whom he writes, “for the first eight years of my life I seem to have believed he was the product of my imagination.” Itzkoff’s father was the man who lumbered home at night and spent hours murmuring ... »

The Red Parts

Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969. Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who a... »

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Retail They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference. Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled – a secr... »

American Heiress

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Sy... »

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