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Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying She could

Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything

Tap Code shares never before told details of underground operations during the Vietnam War while weaving in an inspiring story of true love, honor, and courage as husband and wife endured the hardest circumstances they had ever faced When Air Force pilot Captain Carlyle Smitty Harris was shot

Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me

National Book Award winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently

All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy

A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice A whale of a tale, told clearly and quickly I read the entire book in almost one sitting Thomas E Ricks, New York Times Book Review The incredible story of the first African American military pilot, who went on to become a Paris nightclub

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

William Monroe Trotter 1872 1934 , though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized black working class citizens to wield their political power despite the

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history Harriet Tubman a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on than twenty years

A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

The extraordinary story of four courageous women who helped form the Italian Resistance against the Nazis and the Fascists during the Second World War In the late summer of 1943, when Italy changed sides in WWII and the Germans, now their enemies, occupied the north of the country, an Italian

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern feminist icon a leader in the fight for equal treatment of girls and women in society and the

A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z

From Audra McDonald to Liza with a Z, this is a rythmic alphabet book featuring your favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage Start with A for six time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with entertainers like Carol Channing, Angela

Life Isn't Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends.

An up close and personal portrait of a legendary filmmaker, theater director, and comedian, drawing on candid conversations with his closest friends in show business and the arts from Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep to Natalie Portman and Lorne Michaels The work of Mike Nichols pervades American

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Athletes, especially black athletes, must use every resource at their command to right things that are wrong Arthur Ashe FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, VASHTI HARRISON Meet the little leaders They re brave They re exceptional They changed the world Did you know that the father of

Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations

In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.The bond linking Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette constituted a singularly extraordinary friendship, one which played a key role in the making of