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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II (Electronic Format)

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Sonia Purnell. From Viking.
(1,583 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her."

This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg--who talked her way into the spy organization deemed Churchill's "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare," and, before the United States had even entered the war, became the first woman to deploy to occupied France.

All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes (Electronic Format)

All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Dame Sue Black DBE FRSE. From Arcade.
(442 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly about it in this book, which is part primer on the basics of identifying human remains, part frank memoir of a woman whose first paying job as a schoolgirl was to apprentice in a butcher shop, and part no-nonsense but deeply humane introduction to the reality of death in our lives.

Don't Stop Believin' (Electronic Format)

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By Olivia Newton-John. From Gallery Books.
(234 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format For more than five decades, Olivia Newton-John has been one of our most successful and adored entertainers. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she is one of the world’s bestselling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super-stardom. Her appeal as a performer is timeless.

In addition to her music and screen successes, Olivia is perhaps best known for her strength, courage, and grace.

Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II (Electronic Format)

Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Robert Matzen. From GoodKnight Books.
(645 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (Electronic Format)

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Lori Gottlieb. From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
(8,675 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands.

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote (Electronic Format)

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Tina Cassidy. From Atria / 37 INK.
(45 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format An eye-opening, inspiring, and timely account of the complex relationship between notable suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women’s equality.

Woodrow Wilson lands in Washington, DC in March of 1913, a day before he is set to take the presidential oath of office.

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir (Electronic Format)

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By Ruth Reichl. From Random House.
(2,424 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food.

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America’s oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone’s boss.

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future (Electronic Format)

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Pete Buttigieg. From Liveright.
(1,733 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

Once described by the Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation’s most visionary politicians.

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement: My Story of Transformation and Hope (Electronic Format)

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement: My Story of Transformation and Hope (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Albert Woodfox. From Grove Press.
(237 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woodfox survived was, in itself, a feat of extraordinary endurance against the violence and deprivation he faced daily.

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family (Electronic Format)

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By Mitchell Jackson. From Scribner.
(128 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth, while examining the cultural forces—large and small—that led him and his family to this place.

With a poet’s gifted ear, a novelist’s sense of narrative, and a journalist’s unsentimental eye, Mitchell S. Jackson candidly explores his tumultuous youth in the other America.

The American Duchess: The Real Wallis Simpson (Electronic Format)

The American Duchess: The Real Wallis Simpson (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Anna Pasternak. From Atria Books.
(86 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format Wallis Simpson is known as the woman at the center of the most scandalous love affair of the 20th century, but in this “unputdownable…lively and detailed” (The Times, London) biography, discover a woman wronged by history with new information revealed by the latest research and those who were close to the couple.

The story that has been told repeatedly is this: The handsome, charismatic, and popular Prince Edward was expected to marry a well-bred virgin who would one day become Queen of England when he ascended the throne.

The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal (Electronic Format)

The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By William J. Burns. From Random House.
(49 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format From America’s “secret diplomatic weapon” (The Atlantic)—a man who served five presidents and ten secretaries of state—comes an impassioned argument for the enduring value of diplomacy in an increasingly volatile world.

Over the course of more than three decades as an American diplomat, William J. Burns played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time—from the bloodless end of the Cold War to the collapse of post–Cold War relations with Putin’s Russia, from post–9/11 tumult in the Middle East to the secret nuclear talks with Iran.

We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood (Electronic Format)

We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Tom Phelan. From Gallery Books.
(77 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format Tom Phelan, who was born and raised in County Laois in the Irish midlands, spent his formative years working with his wise and demanding father as he sought to wrest a livelihood from a farm that was often wet, muddy, and back-breaking.

It was a time before rural electrification, the telephone, and indoor plumbing; a time when the main modes of travel were bicycle and animal cart; a time when small farmers struggled to survive and turkey eggs were hatched in the kitchen cupboard; a time when the Church exerted enormous control over Ireland.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays (Electronic Format)

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Damon Young. From Ecco.
(295 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America

For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport.

The Moment of Lift (Electronic Format)

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By Melinda Gates. From Macmillan Pubs.
(3,619 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world.

The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise (Electronic Format)

The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By David Kushner. From Simon & Schuster.
(33 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format A Wild West look at the early days of the internet—the incredible battle between the founder of Match.com and the con man who swindled him out of the online domain name Sex.com in an all-out war for control over the fuel that still powers the online world to this day: love and lust.

In 1994, visionary entrepreneur Gary Kremen used a $2,500 loan to create the first online dating service, Match.com. Despite only 5 percent of Americans using the internet at the time, Kremen insisted his invention would transform our lives.

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America (Electronic Format)

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Jared Cohen. From Simon & Schuster.
(229 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format This New York Times bestselling “deep dive into the terms of eight former presidents is chock-full of political hijinks—and déjà vu” (Vanity Fair) and provides a fascinating look at the men who came to the office without being elected to it, showing how each affected the nation and world.

The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. In one way or another they vastly changed our history.

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler (Electronic Format)

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Lynne Olson. From Random House.
(574 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island

In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization—the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war.

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Electronic Format)

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Electronic Format) Reviews  Borrow
By Patrick Radden Keefe. From Doubleday.
(4,139 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I. R. A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach.

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia (Electronic Format)

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By Christina Thompson. From Harper.
(249 reviews)  
 
In Electronic Format A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know.

For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there.

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