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    • Girl at the end of the world : my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future
      Girl at the end of the world : my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future
      Elizabeth Esther.
      "I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group--which is just a shorthand way of saying I'm classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp "modesty vision" that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away." In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, "Girl at the End of the World "is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail.
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    • ZEALOT : The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
      ZEALOT : The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
      Reza Aslan.
      This work presents a meticulously researched biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, the author sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus Christ through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry, a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy.
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    • Barefoot to billionaire : reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer
    • Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II
      Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II
      Nina Wolff Feld.
      "Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in France and the dangers of living clandestinely as Jews in occupied territory, before they finally boarded the notorious freighter SS Navemar in Cadiz, Spain, to be among the last Jewish refugees admitted to the United States before Pearl Harbor. Within two years of his arrival in the States, Walter was ready to take the fight back to the Nazis as a soldier in the US Army. Trained for the Intelligence Corps at Camp Ritchie, he was sent first to Italy and then to Germany and Austria, where he interrogated POWs for potential prosecution as war criminals at Nuremberg. At the same time, he returned to the confiscated properties of his extended family, throwing out the occupiers. Telling the rousing story of a Jewish boy who fled persecution and returned to prosecute the Nazi oppressors, Walter Wolff's daughter Nina has reconstructed these events from her father's own cache of hundreds of wartime letters and photographs, which he revealed to her shortly before he died"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Beyond Trochenbrod : the Betty Gold story
    • The woman who would be king
      The woman who would be king
      Kara Cooney.
      A portrait of the longest-reigning woman pharaoh in Ancient Egypt draws on surviving artifacts to consider her unprecedented rise, her achievements and why most of her monuments were destroyed after her death.
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    • Up Ghost River : a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history
      Up Ghost River : a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history
      Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo
      In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada's worst residential schools. St. Anne's, in northernn Ontario, is an institution now notorious for the range of punishments that staff and teachers inflicted on students. Years later, in seeking healing, Metatawabin participated in native cultural training workshops that emphasize the holistic approach to personhood at the heart of Cree culture. Now his mission is to help the next generation of residential school survivors.
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    • American cocktail : a "colored girl" in the world
      American cocktail : a "colored girl" in the world
      Anita Reynolds with Howard M. Miller
      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 emigre 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.
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    • Founders' son : a life of Abraham Lincoln
    • The real Custer : from boy general to tragic hero
    • Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
      Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
      James M. McPherson.
      From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy shows how Davis shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy with clarity and force and, like no other chief executive in American history, exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy.
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    • Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson
      Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson
      S. C. Gwynne.
      An account of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's rise to prominence during the Civil War.
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    • Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War
      Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War
      Karen Abbott.
      "The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.
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    • The Roosevelts : an intimate history
      The Roosevelts : an intimate history
      Geoffrey C. Ward
      An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation--the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.
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    • Eisenhower : a life
      Eisenhower : a life
      Paul Johnson.
      Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today with a focus on Eisenhower's years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States.
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    • Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomacy : a memoir
      Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomacy : a memoir
      Christopher R. Hill.
      An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who, in a career of service to the country, was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy -- from the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq.
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    • Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace
      Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace
      Leon Panetta
      The man who led the intelligence war that killed Osama bin Laden traces a life of leadership in public service, from his tenure in Congress through his years as director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense.
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    • Off the sidelines : raise your voice, change the world
    • The Franz Boas enigma : Inuit, Arctic, and Sciences
    • Go big or go home : taking risks in life, love, and tattooing
      Go big or go home : taking risks in life, love, and tattooing
      Kat Von D, with Sandra Bark.
      "Kat Von D chronicles her journey to develop greater personal strength by taking bigger risks in life, love, and her art ... [writing] candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures"--Page 2 of cover.
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    • Scribe : my life in sports
      Scribe : my life in sports
      Bob Ryan.
      A respected sportswriter for the "Boston Globe" traces his early love of sports, experiences as a dedicated fan, and human observations behind pivotal sports moments. --Publisher's description.
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    • Why football matters : my education in the game
    • Denis Law : king and country
    • My story
      My story
      Joe Bugner with Stuart Mullins.
      He was the man Muhammad Ali couldn't knock out. He faced Cooper, Fraser and Bruno in the ring. He survived press condemnation, rocky marriages and a colourful film career. And at 48 years of age, he became the oldest ever heavyweight champion of the world. This title tells his story.
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    • The best in the world : at what I have no idea
      The best in the world : at what I have no idea
      Chris Jericho with Peter Thomas Fornatale.

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    • Good Chinese wife : a love affair with China gone wrong
      Good Chinese wife : a love affair with China gone wrong
      Susan Blumberg-Kason.
      "When Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams. As they exchanged vows, Susan thought she'd stumbled into an exotic fairy tale, until she realized Cai-- and his culture-- were not what she thought."--Page 4 of cover.
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    • My mantelpiece : a memoir of survival and social justice
    • Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice
      Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice
      Joan Biskupic.
      "From a leading judicial biographer comes the untold story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice. To become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor went against the odds. Her historic appointment in 2009--made by President Obama, whose own 2008 victory appeared improbable--flowed from cultural and political changes in America that helped lift up this daughter of a Puerto Rican nurse and a factory worker. Sotomayor saw opportunities and, with street smarts and savvy, she seized them. In Breaking In, journalist Joan Biskupic weaves a political narrative centered on Sotomayor's fortuitous timing and personal striving. From housing projects in the Bronx to Princeton University and Yale Law School, Sotomayor's life tracked the ascent of Latinos in America. Along the way, she elicited admiration and, as a self-described "affirmative action baby," resentment. At every step in her climb to the federal bench, she almost did not make it. As Biskupic reveals with extensive research and reporting, Sotomayor developed the connections to navigate a system known for ravaging nominees, especially when race or ethnicity was an element. Obtaining close access to Sotomayor and interviews with the other justices, Biskupic shows how Sotomayor challenges an institution where justices, as a group, have been relatively bland and socially conforming even as they differ radically on the law. In a book that picks up where Sotomayor's bestselling memoir left off, Biskupic explores the difference this justice is making"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The beat of my own drum : a memoir
      The beat of my own drum : a memoir
      Sheila E. with Wendy Holden.
      Provides "a walk through four decades of Latin and pop music--from Sheila's tours with Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Ringo Starr--to her own solo career. At the same time, it's also a heartbreaking, ultimately redemptive look at how the sanctity of music can save a persons life"--Dust jacket flap.
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    • Duffy Bowie : five sessions
    • Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?
    • Brian Jones : the making of the Rolling Stones
      Brian Jones : the making of the Rolling Stones
      Paul Trunka.
      For the first time, the complete story of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones and the early years of the band. Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones, the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band, before his death in 1969 at the infamous age of twenty-seven, was volatile and tragic. Some of the details of how Jones was dethroned are well known, but the full story of his downfall is still largely untold. Brian Jones is a forensic, thrilling account of Jones' life, which for the first time details his pioneering achievements and messy unraveling. With more than 120 new interviews, Trynka offers countless new revelations and sets straight the tall tales that have long marred Jones' legacy. His story is a gripping battle between creativity and ambition, between self-sabotage and betrayal. It's all here: the girlfriends, the drugs, and some of the greatest music of all time. Victors get to write history, but it's rarely fully true. The complete, magnificent story of the Rolling Stones can never be told until we disentangle all the threads and put Brian Jones back in the foreground.
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    • Elvis & Ginger
      Elvis & Ginger
      Ginger Alden.
      "Elvis Presley's fiancee and last love finally tells her story"--Subtitle on jacket.
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    • Special deluxe : [a memoir of life & cars]
      Special deluxe : [a memoir of life & cars]
      Neil Young
      The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee traces his six-decade career through the cars he has owned, discussing how they are reflecting new understandings about the environmental impact of automobiles.
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    • U2 : the definitive biography
      U2 : the definitive biography
      John Jobling.
      "John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a vivid portrait that traces the rock phenomenon from its conception to post-punk champions to political crusaders. Filled with captivating revelations, reader will learn: How Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. worshipped with a Charismatic Christian church that practiced speaking in tongues during the band's early days Insider stories of the genesis and recording of classic albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby Creative tensions within the band and power struggles among management How the disappointments of the Rattle and Hum film and PopMart Tour spurred the band to greater creative heights Both the successes and controversies of Bono's wide-sweeping philanthropic and political ventures The disconnect between the band's personal lives and public personas Sure to inspire debate with every music lover, this book humanizes the band and paints an honest picture of a band's rise to the top, plunging into the heart and underlying soul of this iconic rock and roll band"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Peggy Angus : designer, teacher, painter
      Peggy Angus : designer, teacher, painter
      James Russell.
      "Few people who met Peggy Angus ever forgot her. Passionate, outspoken and irreverent, she began her career as a painter and muralist before finding her vision as a designer of tile murals and wallpaper. As a teacher she inspired generations of students, of all ages and abilities, instilling in them her belief that art is integral to human life." -- back cover.
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    • Mona Lisa : a life discovered
      Mona Lisa : a life discovered
      Dianne Hales.
      "A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. No face has ever captivated so many for so long. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. This book rests on the premise that the woman in the Mona Lisa is indeed the person identified in its earliest description: Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542), wife of the Florence merchant Francesco del Giocondo. Dianne Hales has followed facts wherever she could find them -- from the Florence State Archives, to the squalid street where she was born, to the ruins of the convent where she died. Lisa Gherardini was a quintessential woman of her times, caught in a whirl of political upheavals, family dramas, and public scandals. Descended from ancient nobles, she gave birth to six children and died at age sixty-three. Her life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence, decades of war, rebellion, invasion, siege, and conquest--and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen. Her story creates an extraordinary tapestry of Renaissance Florence, inhabited by larger-than-legend figures such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered takes readers beyond the frame of Leonardo's masterpiece and introduces them to a fully dimensional human being"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Lena Dunham.
      "If I could take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Not my father's son : a memoir
    • Easy Street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Easy Street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Ron Perlman with Michael Largo
      "The engaging, passionate, always-honest, and often-hilarious memoir of actor Ron Perlman-his triumphant story of perseverance and determination navigating the slippery slopes of Hollywood.
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    • The news sorority : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-- and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news
      The news sorority : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-- and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news
      Sheila Weller.
      For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism, until finally three -- Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour - broke through, definitively remaking America's nightly news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, bestselling author Sheila Weller crafts a lively and eye-opening narrative, revealing the combination of ambition, skill, and character that enabled these three singular women to infiltrate the once impenetrable "boys club" and become cultural icons.
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    • Fire shut up in my bones : a memoir
      Fire shut up in my bones : a memoir
      Charles M. Blow.
      "New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where he grew up--a place where slavery's legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near-constant wash of violence"--Amazon.com.
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    • Eat, drink & remarry : confessions of a serial wife
    • Magic words : the extraordinary life of Alan Moore
      Magic words : the extraordinary life of Alan Moore
      Lance Parkin.
      For over three decades comics fans and creators have regarded Alan Moore as a titan of the form. With works such as V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell, he has repeatedly staked out new territory, attracting literary plaudits and a mainstream audience far removed from his underground origins. His place in popular culture is now such that major Hollywood players vie to adapt his books for cinema. Yet Moore's journey from the hippie Arts Labs of the 1970s to the bestseller lists was far from preordained. A principled eccentric, who has lived his whole life in one English town, he has been embroiled in fierce feuds with some of the entertainment industry's biggest corporations. And just when he could have made millions ploughing a golden rut he turned instead to performance art, writing erotica, and the occult. Now, as Alan Moore hits sixty, it's time to go in search of this extraordinary gentleman, and follow the peculiar path taken by a writer quite unlike any other.
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    • The innovators
      The innovators
      Walter Isaacson.
      "Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist : a memoir
      An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist : a memoir
      Richard Dawkins.
      Famous for his radical new vision of Darwinism, Richard Dawkins paints a colorful, richly textured canvas of his early life from innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist.
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    • Smoke gets in your eyes : and other lessons from the crematory
      Smoke gets in your eyes : and other lessons from the crematory
      Caitlin Doughty.
      The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
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    • Francisco : el Papa de la gente
      Francisco : el Papa de la gente
      Evangelina Himitian.
      Francisco, El Papa de la gente. Es el unico de todos los libros aparecidos que cuenta la historia completa de Jorge Mario Bergoglio, el primer Papa latinoamericano. Desde el nacimiento de su vocacion religiosa, relatando sus estudios y su carrera dentro de la Compania de Jesus, su "destierro", su vocacion por los pobres, sus enfrentamientos dentro y fuera de la iglesia; hasta su llegada a Roma y los detalles del Conclave en el que resulto electo Papa, y los desafios que enfrenta al frente de una iglesia que ha convulsionado desde el primer dia de su mandato. El lbro contiene menciones y fragmentos textuales hasta la misa del Jueves Santo y cuenta con material de archivo y de mas de 30 entrevistas exclusivas para este libro (realizadas en las ultimas dos semanas) a personas del circulo intimo de Bergoglio (su hermana, jefes de prensa de su gestion en el Arzobispado de Buenos Aires, sus colaboradores mas intimos, entre otros) y material inedito hasta la fecha.
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    • Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
      Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
      Rhonda K. Garelick.
      "Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel's lovers and friends--Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world . . . a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality." This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Elsa Schiaparelli : a biography
      Elsa Schiaparelli : a biography
      Meryle Secrest.
      "The first biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, and embattled figure (her medium was apparel), whose extraordinary work has stood the test of time"-- Provided by publisher.
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