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    • Jesus : a pilgrimage
      Jesus : a pilgrimage
      James Martin, SJ.
      "James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel. Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The person at the heart of the Gospels can seem impossibly distant. Stories about his astonishing life and ministry--clever parables that upended everyone's expectations, incredible healings that convinced even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples--can seem far removed from our own daily lives, hard to understand, and at times irrelevant. But in Jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton
      American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton
      Joan Barthel
      "In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father was the chief health officer for the Port of New York and she lived down the block from Alexander Hamilton. She danced at George Washington's sixty-fifth Birthday Ball wearing cream slippers, monogrammed. Catholicism was illegal in New York when she was born; Catholic priests seen in the city were arrested, sometimes hung. When Elizabeth and her wealthy husband Will sailed to Italy in a doomed attempt to cure his tuberculosis, she and her family were quarantined in a damp dungeon. And when Elizabeth later became a Catholic, she was so scorned that people talked of burning down her house. American Saint is the inspiring story of a brave woman who forged the way for the other women who followed and who made a name for herself in a world entirely ruled by men. Elizabeth began the fight for women's rights in the church that is still being fought today, and the publication of her story could not be more timely. Maya Angelou has contributed the foreword"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Edmund Burke : the first conservative
      Edmund Burke : the first conservative
      Jesse Norman.
      Examines the life of the great Irish philosopher, statesman, and political thinker, who supported abolition, free markets, and Catholic equality in Ireland in the eighteenth century, while warning of the dangers of a corporate state.
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    • A taste for intrigue : the multiple lives of Francois Mitterrand
      A taste for intrigue : the multiple lives of Francois Mitterrand
      Philip Short.
      Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics.
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    • Not I : memoirs of a German childhood
      Not I : memoirs of a German childhood
      Joachim Fest
      The historian shares the story of his childhood and youth during which he experienced World War II in a German household opposed to the Nazis and was forced to come to terms with his father's strong political convictions.
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    • My fault : Mussolini as I knew him
    • Captive in Iran : a remarkable true story of hope and triumph amid the horror of Tehran's brutal Evin Prison
      Captive in Iran : a remarkable true story of hope and triumph amid the horror of Tehran's brutal Evin Prison
      Maryam Rostampour & Marziyeh Amirizadeh with John Perry.
      Converts from Muslim, Rostampour and Amirizadeh were arrested in Tehran for promoting Christianity-- a capital crime in Iran. When denying God would have meant freedom, they brought God's light into one of the world's darkest places, giving hope to those who had lost everything, and showing love to those in despair.
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    • Gandhi : a spiritual biography
      Gandhi : a spiritual biography
      Arvind Sharma
      In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, "What I want to achieve - what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years - is self-realization, to see God face to face. ...All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end." While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869-1948), nearly all of them have focused on the national, political, social, economic, educational, environmental, or familial dimensions of his life. Very few, in recounting how Gandhi led his country to political freedom, have viewed his struggle primarily as a search of spiritual liberation. Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi's spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi's life through this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi's inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions, Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in karma and rebirth, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history's most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the spirit helped liberate millions.
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    • Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave
      Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave
      Frederick Douglass
      "An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials. The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass's Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and driver, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In addition to Douglass's classic autobiography, this new edition also includes his most famous speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" and his only known work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, which was written, in part, as a response to Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Abraham Lincoln : political writings and speeches
      Abraham Lincoln : political writings and speeches
      edited by Terence Ball.
      Abraham Lincoln occupies a unique place in the American pantheon. Symbol, sage, myth and martyr, he is an American icon - Honest Abe and The Great Emancipator, a Janus-faced demigod sculpted in marble. But this is the post-assassination Lincoln. During his lifetime Lincoln elicited very different reactions. The writings and speeches presented in this scholarly edition illuminate Lincoln as a political thinker in the context of his own time and political situation. Opening with a concise yet rich introduction, the texts that follow are complete and carefully edited, with extensive annotation and footnotes to provide a clearer insight into Lincoln the man, the politician and political thinker. His views on race and slavery, on secession and civil war and on the contradiction (as his saw it) between the Declaration of Independence ('all men are created equal') and the original Constitution (which condones slavery) are laid out in Lincoln's own well-crafted words.
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    • The most dangerous man in America : the making of Douglas MacArthur
    • A fighting chance
    • Summer in the city : John Lindsay, New York, and the American dream
    • Million dollar arm : sometimes to win, you have to change the game
      Million dollar arm : sometimes to win, you have to change the game
      J.B. Bernstein with Rebecca Paley.
      "A TRUE STORY OF FINDING THE AMERICAN DREAM. ABROAD India is a country with more than one billion people, a fanatical national cricket obsession, and exactly zero talent scouts. There, superstar sports agent J. B. Bernstein knew that he could find the Yao Ming of baseball-- someone with a strong arm and enough raw talent to pitch in the major leagues. Almost no one in India is familiar with the game, but Bernstein had heard enough coaches swear that if you gave them a guy who throws a hundred miles an hour, they could teach him how to pitch. So in 2007, Bernstein flew to Mumbai with a radar gun and a plan to find his diamond in the rough. His idea was The Million Dollar Arm, a reality television competition with a huge cash prize and a chance to become the first native of India to sign a contract with an American major-league team. The result is a humorous and inspiring story about three guys transformed: Bernstein, the consummate bachelor and shrewd businessman, and Dinesh and Rinku, the two young men from small farming villages whom he brought home to California. Million Dollar Arm is a timeless reflection on baseball and the American dream, as well as a tale of victory over incredible odds. But, above all, it's about the limitless possibilities inside every one of us"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Baseball's comeback players : forty major leaguers who fell and rose again
      Baseball's comeback players : forty major leaguers who fell and rose again
      Rick Swaine.
      "This book profiles forty major league ballplayers who engineered comebacks to salvage fading careers. Details of each comeback is provided with a summary of the player's career. They range from Hall of Famers like Ted Williams and Stan Musial; to near-greats like Tommy John and Luis Tiant; to journeyman performers like George McQuinn and Tony Cuccinello"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Mover and shaker : Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers, and baseball's westward expansion
    • Curveball : the remarkable story of Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League
    • In my skin : my life on and off the basketball court
      In my skin : my life on and off the basketball court
      Brittney Griner, with Sue Hovey.
      "From the sports phenomenon - called by ESPN the world's most famous female basketball player - and youth role model comes an inspirational memoir exploring the highs and lows of her life, the bullying she endured, and the assumptions she has redefined, as well as her passion for the game, and empowering readers to be true to themselves and love who they are on the inside and out"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • On Warne
    • Stronger [text (large print)] : [fighting back after the Boston Marathon bombing]
      Stronger [text (large print)] : [fighting back after the Boston Marathon bombing]
      Jeff Bauman with Bret Witter.
      Long-distance runner Bauman's inspiring memoir of his experiences during the terrorist bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon in which he lost both his legs and his ongoing mission to walk again.
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    • Wayne Barker : born to fight
    • Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe
    • Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina
      Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina
      Misty Copeland with Chararisse Jones.

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    • Building Atlanta : how I broke through segregation to launch a business empire
    • The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography
      The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography
      Miriam Pawel.
      Pawel draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself.
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    • My life so far
    • Simply rich : life and lessons from the cofounder of Amway : a memoir
      Simply rich : life and lessons from the cofounder of Amway : a memoir
      Rich deVos.
      Following on the success of DeVos's bestselling books about the world of business, he reveals his personal story for the first time ever. Simply Rich is a candid telling of his journey from rags to riches, from a small start-up business to giant success, and from doubts to dreams come true. Born to second-generation Dutch immigrants in rural Michigan during the Depression, DeVos learned early on the importance of leadership as well as partnership. While still in school, he met a classmate and neighbor, Jay Van Andel, who became his best friend and eventually his business partner. A lasting friendship sustained their fledgling business, which grew into the international success of Amway. In addition to stories of his business success, DeVos shares candidly about his marriage and family, his experiences as a motivational speaker and author, his ownership of the NBA's Orlando Magic, and his philanthropic, reli-gious, and political endeavors.
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    • The art of being deaf : a memoir
    • A broken hallelujah : rock and roll, redemption, and the life of Leonard Cohen
      A broken hallelujah : rock and roll, redemption, and the life of Leonard Cohen
      Liel Leibovitz.
      A meditation on the life of the Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist discusses his performing career, which began despite his crippling stage fright, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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    • Christina Aguilera
    • Beyonce
      Beyonce
      Andrew Vaughan.

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    • The time of my life : a Righteous Brother's memoir
    • A view from a broad
    • Face the music : a life exposed
      Face the music : a life exposed
      Paul Stanley.
      The co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Kiss discusses his childhood, the drama of his life on and off the stage, his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades.
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    • God save The Kinks : a biography
    • Nothin' to lose : the making of KISS (1972-1975)
    • George Szell : a life of music
      George Szell : a life of music
      Michael Charry.
      Chronicles the life of George Szell, describing his accomplishments as a twentieth-century orchestra and opera conductor, and discussing his personal and musical qualities, his approach to great orchestral works and interpretation of the symphonies of Robert Schumann, and his career with the New York Philharmonic, the NBC and Chicago Symphonies, the Berlin Philharmonic, and other prestigious ensembles.
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    • A Prince among Stones : that business with the Rolling Stones and other adventures
      A Prince among Stones : that business with the Rolling Stones and other adventures
      Prince Rupert Loewenstein.
      A memoir by the Majorcan stockbroker and decades-long accountant for the Rolling Stones traces his industry-shaping role in rebuilding the near-bankrupt band's finances and his unofficial services as a counselor and caregiver.
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    • There goes gravity : a life in rock and roll
    • How about never-- is never good for you? : my life in cartoons
      How about never-- is never good for you? : my life in cartoons
      Bob Mankoff.
      "Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker. People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high-school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Mankoff abandoned the study of psychology in the seventies to become a cartoonist, he recently realized that the field he abandoned could help him better understand the field he was in, and here he takes up the psychology of cartooning, analyzing why some cartoons make us laugh and others don't. He allows us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week. For desert, he reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout, we see his commitment to the motto "Anything worth saying is worth saying funny." "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Fifty key thinkers on language and linguistics
    • Sammy Davis, Jr. : a personal journey with my father
    • James Gandolfini : the real life of the man who made Tony Soprano
    • How to succeed in business without really crying
      How to succeed in business without really crying
      by Carol Leifer.
      "For many years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys' club--until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time. This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way--and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny,How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors--even if you have to use a sledgehammer" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • As luck would have it : my seven ages
      As luck would have it : my seven ages
      Derek Jacobi
      Admired for his willingness to grapple with even the most dislikeable of characters, Derek Jacobi has worked continuously throughout his career, starring in roles ranging from the lead in 'I, Claudius' to Hitler in 'Inside the Third Reich' and Francis Bacon in the controversial 'Love Is The Devil'. But it is his numerous Shakespearean roles that have gained him worldwide recognition. This book is, however, much more than a career record. Funny, warm and honest, Jacobi brings us his insider's view on the world of acting.
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    • Things I Should Have Told My Daughter : Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
      Things I Should Have Told My Daughter : Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
      Pearl Cleage.
      "In this inspiring memoir, the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to become a successful writer. In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amidst personal and professional tumult. Though born and raised in Detroit, it was in Atlanta that Cleage encountered the forces that would most shape her experience. Married to Michael Lomax, now head of the United Negro College Fund, she worked with Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first African-American mayor. Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs charts not only the political fights, but also the pull she began to feel to focus on her own passions, including writing--a pull that led her away from Lomax as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment. This fascinating memoir follows her journey from a columnist for a local weekly (bought by Larry Flynt) to a playwright and Hollywood script writer, an artist at the crossroads of culture and politics whose circle came to include luminaries like Richard Pryor, Avery Brooks, Phylicia Rashad, Shirley Franklin, and Jesse Jackson. By the time Oprah Winfrey picked What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day as a favorite, Cleage had long since arrived as a writer of renown. In the tradition of greats like Susan Sontag, Joan Didion, and Nora Ephron, Cleage's self-portrait raises women's confessional writing to the level of great literature"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy
      Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy
      by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein.

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    • Tomcats & house calls : memoir of a country doctor
    • Everybody's got something
      Everybody's got something
      by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers.
      The beloved Good Morning America anchor shares the incredible journey that's been her life so far and the lessons she learned along the way as she battled breast cancer and a rare blood disorder and dealt with the death of her mother.
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    • Where the gulls are : fishing with Joe