Biographies & Memoirs

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  • booksreddit.com:Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

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    A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Elli…


  • booksreddit.com:Trump: The Art of the Comeback

    Trump: The Art of the Comeback

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    The NYT has been digging into Trump’s big financial losses of the 1990’s.
    Trump’s story begins when many real estate moguls went belly-up in what he calls the Great Depression of 1990.  Trump reveals how he renegotiated millions of dollars in bank loans and survived the recession, paving the way for a resurgence, during which he built the most successful casino operation in Atlantic City, broke ground on one of the biggest and most lucrative development projects ever undertaken in New York City, and outsmarted one of South America’s richest men for rights to the Mi… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

    Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

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    Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society’s rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, y…


  • booksreddit.com:The Hemingway Patrols: Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for U-Boats

    The Hemingway Patrols: Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for U-Boats

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    A fascinating account of a dramatic, untold chapter in Ernest Hemingway’s life — his passionate pursuit of German U-boats during World War II From the summer of 1942 until the end of 1943, Ernest Hemingway actively patrolled the Gulf Stream and the waters off Cuba’s north shore in his wooden fishing boat, Pilar, looking for German submarines. His patrols were supervised by the U.S. Navy and served as a part of antisubmarine warfare at a time when U-boat attacks were decimating Allied mercha…


  • booksreddit.com:Birdmen: The Wright Brothers

    Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

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    Orville Wright died January 30, 1948 , after 2 world wars involving planes. What was his opinion, if any, in their involvement in warfare?
    From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.   The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, a… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Birdmen: The Wright Brothers

    Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

    774

    From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.   The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, a…


  • booksreddit.com:Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

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    I’ve heard it said that Alexander the great was arguably the single most important figure in the history of western civilization. Why is this?
    Tough, resolute, fearless. Alexander was a born warrior and a ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 B.C.E. at age thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled—he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities, and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. the myth he created is as potent toda… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    759

    Tough, resolute, fearless. Alexander was a born warrior and a ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 B.C.E. at age thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled—he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities, and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. the myth he created is as potent toda…


  • booksreddit.com:Osama Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden

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    9/11 almost instantaneously remade American politics and foreign policy. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, water boarding and Guantanamo are examples of its profound and far-reaching effects. But despite its monumental impact–and a deluge of books about al-Qaeda and Islamist terrorism–no one has written a serious assessment of the man who planned it, Osama bin Laden. Available biographies depict bin Laden as an historical figure, the mastermind behind 9/11, but no longer re…


  • booksreddit.com:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a rivet…


  • booksreddit.com:Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

    Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man

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    A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man.Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octa…


  • booksreddit.com:Lynchings in Duluth

    Lynchings in Duluth

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    On the evening of June 15, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, three young black men, accused of the rape of a white woman, were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob numbering in the thousands. Yet for years the incident was nearly forgotten. This updated, second edition of The Lynchings in Duluth includes a new preface by the author, additional research and notes, and suggestions for further reading.”This account of racial violence in the early twentieth century is a genuinely startling…


  • booksreddit.com:Hallucinations

    Hallucinations

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    Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucina…


  • booksreddit.com:Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

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    Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a t…


  • booksreddit.com:Elon Musk: Tesla

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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    New York Times Bestseller – Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley’s most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur’s journey from a rough upbringing in…


  • booksreddit.com:End the Fed

    End the Fed

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    In the post-meltdown world, it is irresponsible, ineffective, and ultimately useless to have a serious economic debate without considering and challenging the role of the Federal Reserve. Most people think of the Fed as an indispensable institution without which the country’s economy could not properly function. But in END THE FED, Ron Paul draws on American history, economics, and fascinating stories from his own long political life to argue that the Fed is both corrupt and unconstitutiona…


  • booksreddit.com:'Tis: A Memoir

    ‘Tis: A Memoir

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    A #1 New York Times bestseller and the eagerly anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angela’s Ashes, this masterpiece from Frank McCourt tells of his American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur.Frank McCourt’s glorious childhood memoir, Angela’s Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the Nati…


  • booksreddit.com:The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science

    The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science

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    The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swi…


  • booksreddit.com:Type A+

    Type A+

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    When Quin Woodward Pu—a straight-A Asian-American extrovert from Georgia with a penchant for vodka, designer shoes, and older men—receives her acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins Medical School, she is forced to make a decision between giving up her hard-partying, man-eating ways and continuing her fabulous VIP lifestyle and pursuing a more glitzy and glamorous career. Type A+ is the memoir of her transition from MCAT-teaching pre-med free clinic volunteer to directionless, yet fabulous an…


  • booksreddit.com:The Clintons' War on Women

    The Clintons’ War on Women

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    New Head-To-Head Polls Out: Trump Tied w/ Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvannia while LEADING Clinton in Ohio!!!
    “This book on Hillary – really tough.” – President Donald TrumpHillary Clinton is running for president as an “advocate of women and girls,” but there is another shocking side to her story that has been carefully covered up—until now. This stunning exposé reveals for the first time how Bill and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women and others—sexually, physically, and psychologically—in their scramble for power and wealth.In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Ro… more about book…