Biographies & Memoirs

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  • booksreddit.com:The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZENAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist * Time * Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week * The Christian Science Monitor *NewsdayBy the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker.Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon …


  • booksreddit.com:I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness

    I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond

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    The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto f…


  • booksreddit.com:Forgiveness

    Forgiveness

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    When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean traded his quiet yet troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada for the ravages of war overseas. On the other side of the country, Mitsue Sakamoto and her family felt their pleasant life in Vancouver starting to fade away after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.Ralph found himself one of the many Canadians captured by the Japanese in December 1941. He would live out his war in a prison camp, enduring beatings, starvation, elect…


  • booksreddit.com:You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up

    You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up

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    At the age of twenty-two, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: she was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than forty movies and TV shows to her name, she had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, she walked the red carpet and lived in the house she bought when she was fifteen. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness.Lisa had been working since the age of four, after a man approached her parents at a farmer’s market and asked her to au…


  • booksreddit.com:GUTS 'N GUNSHIPS: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam

    GUTS ‘N GUNSHIPS: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam

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    Guts ‘n Gunships has sold over 40,000 copies and maintained a top spot on the Amazon bestseller page since 2015. It reached the number one spot for all of non-fiction on Amazon, and was ranked number eleven for all Kindle books. It was a #4 bestseller on the Wall Street Journal bestsellers list and was listed on USA Today’s bestseller list as well.Straight from college, to the US Army, to command pilot of a four-ton gunship with a four-man crew in Vietnam. From college chess games to a game o…


  • booksreddit.com:Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations

    Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things …

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    #1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one w…


  • booksreddit.com:Angle: Fighting Censorship

    Angle: Fighting Censorship, Death Threats, Ethical Traps and a Land Mine, While Winning a Pulitze…

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    A young army officer holds a bat used for interrogation while discussing the fate of an African prisoner outside an abandoned schoolhouse, during the Bush War in Southern Rhodesia, 1977 – [1770×2706]
    J. Ross Baughman used his camera to investigate criminal gangs, deadly hate groups and desperate armies around the world. While traveling across five continents and covering war in eleven nations, he survived being shot at and even stepping on a land mine. Along the way, this young Pulitzer Prize winner proved that many ethical dilemmas that paralyze journalism can be readily solved or, even better, simply avoided. (Illustrated with over 200 photographs) more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Angle: Fighting Censorship

    Angle: Fighting Censorship, Death Threats, Ethical Traps and a Land Mine, While Winning a Pulitze…

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    J. Ross Baughman used his camera to investigate criminal gangs, deadly hate groups and desperate armies around the world. While traveling across five continents and covering war in eleven nations, he survived being shot at and even stepping on a land mine. Along the way, this young Pulitzer Prize winner proved that many ethical dilemmas that paralyze journalism can be readily solved or, even better, simply avoided. (Illustrated with over 200 photographs)


  • booksreddit.com:Guided Destiny

    Guided Destiny

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    I began writing Guided Destiny as a form of therapy to help me to cope with the loss of my son. I wanted to remember every aspect of his remarkable life and the journey he took us on. Never before had I met someone so astonishing. To be his parent was a true honor. The first days of writing were filled with tears. Then as the days progressed I felt as if we were reliving his life together. What I did not expect to happen were the words that appeared on the paper. Words, that were not mine, wo…


  • booksreddit.com:Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

    Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

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    Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history.  In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot’s uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one…


  • booksreddit.com:Chomp

    Chomp, Chomp, Chomp: How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales

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    “…Not quite full-grown, it’s haunched down like a dog, tensed and coiled and ready to spring. We make eye contact for the merest fraction of a second, and in this moment I know exactly what’s coming….” A tragicomic collection of latter day Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Allena Hansen’s true life accounts won the IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for best memoir/autobiography. “Chomp, Chomp, Chomp; How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales” introduces us to the bon vivant and social pariah…


  • booksreddit.com:Schooled

    Schooled

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    Schooled is one of the hottest non-fiction new releases in the Amazon store!Praise for Schooled:”…I couldn’t put it down!”Book Reviewer Archietross”Jackson’s experiences in the modern American school system highlight the fundamental flaws within that system, and in doing so, reflect on many of the problems facing American society today.”Book Reviewer Zebidee”Some chapters had me laughing, others had my eyes welling up, others left me inspired to see what a difference a teacher can make in a…


  • booksreddit.com:Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above

    Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941

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    How critical was the capture of Moscow during WWII? Were the Germans really 1 mile away from essentially destroying the Soviet Union?
    This book forms the second volume of Tucker’s biography of Stalin, the first volume of which, “Stalin as Revolutionary”, was recently reissued by Norton in the United Kingdom. Robert Tucker shows that Stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past. In 1929 Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive “revolution from above”, a decade long effort to amass military-industrial power for a new war. He forced 25 million peasant… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above

    Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941

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    This book forms the second volume of Tucker’s biography of Stalin, the first volume of which, “Stalin as Revolutionary”, was recently reissued by Norton in the United Kingdom. Robert Tucker shows that Stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past. In 1929 Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive “revolution from above”, a decade long effort to amass military-industrial power for a new war. He forced 25 million peasant…


  • booksreddit.com:Chomp

    Chomp, Chomp, Chomp: How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales

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    “…Not quite full-grown, it’s haunched down like a dog, tensed and coiled and ready to spring. We make eye contact for the merest fraction of a second, and in this moment I know exactly what’s coming….” A tragicomic collection of latter day Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Allena Hansen’s true life accounts won the IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for best memoir/autobiography. “Chomp, Chomp, Chomp; How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales” introduces us to the bon vivant and social pariah…


  • booksreddit.com:Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe

    Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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    The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his read…


  • booksreddit.com:Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

    Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

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    Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood a…


  • booksreddit.com:Gandhi: An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth

    Gandhi: An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments With Truth

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    Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi’s “attitude of experimenting, of tesing what will and will not bear close scrutiny, what can …


  • booksreddit.com:GUTS 'N GUNSHIPS: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam

    GUTS ‘N GUNSHIPS: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam

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    Guts ‘n Gunships has sold over 40,000 copies and maintained a top spot on the Amazon bestseller page since 2015. It reached the number one spot for all of non-fiction on Amazon, and was ranked number eleven for all Kindle books. It was a #4 bestseller on the Wall Street Journal bestsellers list and was listed on USA Today’s bestseller list as well.Straight from college, to the US Army, to command pilot of a four-ton gunship with a four-man crew in Vietnam. From college chess games to a game o…


  • booksreddit.com:World Order

    World Order

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    “Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a s…