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Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood

With an introduction by Neil Gaiman In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood s Changeling and Marvel s Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madnes

Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master s degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian But the economy had a different idea As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce After some searching, however, Jill w

Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World

Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef Ren Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called th

George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall America s most distinguished soldier statesman since George Washington whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century Winston Churchill called him World War II s organi

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

An Indie Next Selection for July 2019An Indies Introduce Selection for Summer Fall 2019 From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world Growing up in Alabama,

The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize a nuclear bombScientists have always kept secrets But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were du

Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother's Disappearance as a Child

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERAcclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village and how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decades.

Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal overdose Bu

A Girl Called Genghis Khan: How Maria Toorpakai Wazir Pretended to Be a Boy, Defied the Taliban, and Became a World Famous Squash Player

This picture book introduces children to Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a Pakistani girl who braved threats from the Taliban in order to play the sport she loved Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a Pakistani girl who loved sports and longed for the freedom that boys in her culture enjoyed She joined a squash

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation

Was he New York City s last pirateor its first gangster This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, port by port for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire Albert Hicks was a feared, shadowy figure of the New York underworld in the mid 1800s H

The Volunteer: One Man’s Mission to Lead an Underground Army in Auschwitz and Expose the Greatest Nazi Crimes

How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horror This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of pe

Formation: A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line

Cheryl Strayed s Wild meets Anthony Swofford s Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young Army recruit driven to prove herself in a man s world.Raised by powerful women in a restrictive, sheltered Christian community in New England, Ryan Dostie never imagined herself on the front lines of a

The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House

The story of a young woman from Montana who joined the CIA and worked her way up through the ranks to the frontline of the fight against Islamic extremists In 1999, 30 year old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA Quickly realizing her affinity for

Scholars of Mayhem: My Father's Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

The astonishing untold story of the author s father, the lone American on a 4 person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D Day.When Daniel Guiet was a child and his family moved cou

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man s coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal

Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain

The searing, wry memoir about a woman s fight for a new life after a devastating brain injury When Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she s walked away unscathed The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she s led from work to the emergen

The Prison Doctor

Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK s most infamous prisons first in young offenders institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe s largest women only prison in Europe, Bronzefield From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on p

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

The history making, ground breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation Everything needs to change And it has to start today In August 2018 a fifteen year old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day Her actions ended

Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

Each volume of four 30 minute histories will dig into the petty name calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hate