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Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淭HIS IS THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. This is it. This is the one...It blew the top of my head off and I haven鈥檛 been able to stop thinking or talking about it since.鈥?鈥擡lizabeth Gilbert</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淭addeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book...Breathtaking...Staggeringly intimate.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淭he most in-depth look at the female sex drive that鈥檚 been published in decades.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎 breathtaking and important book鈥hat a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer鈥檚 sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart.鈥?鈥擟heryl Strayed</b><br /> <br /><b>Desire as we鈥檝e never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting</b><br /><br />Hailed as 鈥渁 dazzling achievement鈥?(<i>Los Angeles Times</i>) and 鈥渞iveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance鈥?(<i>The Washington Post</i>), Lisa Taddeo鈥檚 <i>Three Women </i>has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics鈥攁nd topped bestseller lists鈥攚orldwide.<br /> <br />In suburban Indiana we meet Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks and, after reconnecting with an old flame through social media, embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome, married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their quiet community upside down. Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane鈥攁 gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner鈥攚ho is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women.<br /> <br />Based on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, <i>Three Women </i>is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy. 鈥淎 work of deep observation, long conversations, and a kind of journalistic alchemy鈥?(Kate Tuttle, NPR),<i> Three Women </i>introduces us to three unforgettable women鈥攁nd one remarkable writer鈥攚hose experiences remind us that we are not alone.
The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)
by Sarah M. Broom

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><p></p><p><b>WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION</b></p><p></p><p><b>A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.</b></p><p></p><p>In 1961, Sarah M. Broom鈥檚 mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant鈥攖he postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah鈥檚 father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah鈥檚 birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae鈥檚 thirteenth and most unruly child.</p> <p>A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom鈥檚 <i>The Yellow House</i> tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America鈥檚 most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother鈥檚 struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. <i>The Yellow House</i> expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the 鈥淏ig Easy鈥?of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, <i>The Yellow House</i> is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.</p>
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Wh...
by Sonia Purnell

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b><b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br /></b>Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by the New York Public Library, the <i>Seattle Times</i>, the <i>Washington Independent Review of Books</i>, the <i>Spectator</i>, and the <i>Times of London</i><br /><br />鈥淓<b>xcellent鈥his book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down</b>.鈥?-- <i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little resistance." - <b>NPR</b><br /><br /><b>The perfect holiday gift for the World War II history buff, a never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of <i>Clementine</i></b></b><br /><br />In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." <br /><br />The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and--despite her prosthetic leg--helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it. <br /><br />Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.<br /><br />Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall--an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. <i>A Woman of No Importance</i> is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war.
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Y...
by Emily Nagoski

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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***A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTELLER***<br /> <br />An essential exploration of why and how women鈥檚 sexuality works鈥攂ased on groundbreaking research and brain science鈥攖hat will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.<br /><br />Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a 鈥減ink pill鈥?for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer鈥攂ut as a result of the research that鈥檚 gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women鈥檚 sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and <i>Come as You Are</i> explains it all.<br /> <br />The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others鈥?experiences. Because women vary, and that鈥檚 normal.<br /> <br />Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman鈥檚 arousal, desire, and orgasm.<br /> <br />Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but <i>how you feel about it</i>. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman鈥檚 sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.<br /> <br />And Emily Nagoski can prove it.
A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac Trilogy
by Bruce Catton

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

November 17, 2010

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Recounting the final year of the Civil War, this classic volume by Bruce Catton won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in non-fiction.<br /><br />In this final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton, America's foremost Civil War historian, takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbot, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox. Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

405

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."鈥擭PR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive 鈥?until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, ...
by Steve Inskeep

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English

Pages

422

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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<p><i>Jacksonland </i>is the thrilling narrative history of two men鈥擯resident Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross鈥攚ho led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history.聽Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. <i>Jacksonland</i> is their story.聽<br /><br />One man we recognize: Andrew Jackson鈥攚ar hero, populist, and exemplar of the expanding South鈥攚hose first major initiative as president instigated the massive expulsion of Native Americans known as the Trail of Tears. The other is a half-forgotten figure: John Ross鈥攁 mixed-race Cherokee politician and diplomat鈥攚ho used the United States鈥?own legal system and democratic ideals to oppose Jackson.聽Representing one of the Five Civilized Tribes who had adopted the ways of white settlers鈥攃ultivating farms, publishing a newspaper in their own language, and sending children to school鈥擱oss championed the tribes鈥?cause all the way to the Supreme Court. He gained allies like Senator Henry Clay, Chief Justice John Marshall, and even Davy Crockett. In a fight that seems at once distant and familiar, Ross and his allies made their case in the media, committed聽civil disobedience, and benefited from the first mass political action by American women. Their struggle contained ominous overtures of later events like the Civil War and set the pattern for modern-day politics.聽<br /><br />At stake in this struggle was the <i>land </i>of the Five Civilized Tribes. In shocking detail, <i>Jacksonland聽</i>reveals how Jackson, as a general, extracted immense wealth from his own armies鈥?conquest of native lands. Later, as president, Jackson set in motion the seizure of tens of millions of acres鈥斺€淛acksonland鈥濃€攊n today鈥檚 Deep South.聽<br /><br /><i>Jacksonland</i> is the work of renowned journalist Steve Inskeep, cohost of NPR鈥檚 <i>Morning Edition</i>, who offers here a heart-stopping narrative masterpiece, a tragedy of American history that feels ripped from the headlines in its immediacy, drama, and relevance to our lives.聽<br /><br />Harrowing, inspiring, and deeply moving, Inskeep鈥檚 <i>Jacksonland</i> is the story of America at a moment of transition, when the fate of states and nations was decided by the actions of two heroic yet tragically opposed men.聽<br /><br /><b><u>CANDICE MILLARD, author of <i>Destiny of the Republic </i>and <i>The River of Doubt</i></u></b><br /><b>鈥淚nskeep tells this, one of the most tragic聽and transformative stories in American聽history, in swift, confident, colorful strokes.聽So well, and so intimately, does he know his聽subject that the reader comes away feeling as聽if Jackson and Ross鈥檚 epic struggle for the future of their nations took place yesterday rather than nearly two hundred years ago.鈥澛?lt;/b></p>
Lalechka: A WW2 Jewish Girl's Holocaust Survival True Story (Worl...
by Amira Keidar

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English

Pages

261

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>A little girl is smuggled out of a Ghetto. Two courageous women. And an inspirational story of survival</b><p>It is 1941, the height of World War II, and in a Polish ghetto, a baby girl named Rachel is born. Her parents, Jacob and Zippa, are willing to do anything to keep her alive. They nickname her Lalechka.</p><p>Just before Lalechka鈥檚 first birthday, the Nazis begin to murder everyone in the ghetto. Her mother discovers a hideaway in the attic where other Jews are hiding. <br />The father, serving as Jewish policeman in the ghetto, understands that staying in the attic will mean a certain death for his wife and child.</p><p>In a desperate but hope-filled move, Lalechka鈥檚 parents decide to save their daughter no matter what the price.</p><p>Jacob smuggle them outside the boundaries of the ghetto where Zippa meets Polish friends, Irena and Sophia. She gives her beloved Lalechka to them and returns to the ghetto to be with her husband and parents 鈥?unaware of the fate that awaits her.</p><p>Irena and Sophia take on the burden of caring for Lalechka during the war, pretending that she is part of their family despite the danger of being discovered and executed.</p><p>Lalechka is based on the unique journal written by the young mother during the annihilation of the ghetto, as well as on interviews with key figures in the story, rare documents and authentic letters.</p><br />
Great Society: A New History
by Amity Shlaes

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<p><strong>The <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>The Forgotten Man</em> and <em>Coolidge </em>offers a stunning revision of our last great period of idealism, the 1960s, with burning relevance for our contemporary challenges.</strong></p><p><strong>"<em>Great Society聽</em>is accurate history that reads like聽a novel, covering the high hopes and catastrophic missteps of our well-meaning leaders."聽聽</strong>鈥?lt;strong>Alan Greenspan</strong></p><p>Today, a battle rages in our country. Many Americans are attracted to socialism and economic redistribution while opponents of those ideas argue for purer capitalism. In the 1960s, Americans sought the same goals many seek now: an end to poverty, higher standards of living for the middle class, a better environment and more access to health care and education. Then, too, we debated socialism and capitalism, public sector reform versus private sector advancement. Time and again, whether under John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, or Richard Nixon, the country chose the public sector. Yet the targets of our idealism proved elusive. What鈥檚 more, Johnson鈥檚 and Nixon鈥檚 programs shackled millions of families in permanent government dependence. Ironically, Shlaes argues, the costs of entitlement commitments made a half century ago preclude the very reforms that Americans will need in coming decades.</p><p>In <em>Great Society</em>, Shlaes offers a powerful companion to her legendary history of the 1930s, <em>The Forgotten Man</em>, and shows that in fact there was scant difference between two presidents we consider opposites: Johnson and Nixon. Just as technocratic military planning by 鈥渢he Best and the Brightest鈥?made failure in Vietnam inevitable, so planning by a team of the domestic best and brightest guaranteed fiasco at home. At once history and biography, <em>Great Society</em> sketches moving portraits of the characters in this transformative period, from U.S. Presidents to the visionary UAW leader Walter Reuther, the founders of Intel, and Federal Reserve chairmen William McChesney Martin and Arthur Burns. <em>Great Society</em> casts new light on other figures too, from Ronald Reagan, then governor of California, to the socialist Michael Harrington and the protest movement leader Tom Hayden. Drawing on her classic economic expertise and deep historical knowledge, Shlaes upends the traditional narrative of the era, providing a damning indictment of the consequences of thoughtless idealism with striking relevance for today. <em>Great Society</em> captures a dramatic contest with lessons both dark and bright for our own time.</p>
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
by Casey Cep

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Best Seller</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>鈥淐ompelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add <i>Furious Hours</i> to your reading list today.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Southern Living</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell鈥檚 murderer was acquitted鈥攖hanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend.<br /> 聽<br /> Sitting in the audience during the vigilante鈥檚 trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own <i>In Cold Blood,</i> the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case.<br /><br />Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country鈥檚 most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

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