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The Officer and the Entrepreneur: A True Story by Dan Slater

The Officer and the Entrepreneur: A True Story by Dan Slater A riveting, heartbreaking true short story about an ex–college football star turned soldier, an entrepreneur turned DEA agent, and the internet trap that changed their lives. When African American football star Kevin Corley led a US Army platoon through the war in Afghanistan, he assumed his loyalty and sacrifice would advance his place in the world. But between deployments, Corley fell in love with …

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John by Cynthia Lennon

John by Cynthia Lennon The time has come when I feel ready to tell the truth about John and me, our years together and the years since his death. There is so much that I have never said, so many incidents I have never spoken of and so many feelings I have never expressed: great love on one hand; pain, torment, and humiliation on the other. Only I know what really happened between us, why …

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How May I Help You?: An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage by Deepak Singh

How May I Help You?: An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage by Deepak Singh In this moving and insightful work, Deepak Singh chronicles his downward mobility as an immigrant to a small town in Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, Singh can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts unfamiliar American mores, from strange idioms to deeply entrenched racism. Telling stories through the unique lens of …

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What Do We Know about Civil Wars? by T. David Mason & Sara McLaughlin Mitchell

What Do We Know about Civil Wars? by T. David Mason & Sara McLaughlin Mitchell Since World War II, civil wars have replaced interstate wars as the most frequent and deadly form of armed conflict globally. How do we account for when and where civil wars are likely to occur, when and how they are likely to end, and whether or not they will recur? In this timely book, leading scholars guide us through what …

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Holiday SOS: The Life-Saving Adventures of a Travelling Doctor by Ben MacFarlane

Holiday SOS: The Life-Saving Adventures of a Travelling Doctor by Ben MacFarlane Who do you call if it all goes wrong on holiday? Meet Doctor Ben MacFarlane – a very modern flying doctor. His job is get on a plane and bring patients home after holiday disasters, gap year crises, embarrassing incidents on business trips and all the other things that can go wrong when we head overseas. Holiday SOS is his extraordinary story. It’s …

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Princess: Stepping Out of the Shadows by Jean Sasson

Princess: Stepping Out of the Shadows by Jean Sasson In the international bestseller, Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia , Princess Al-Sa’ud and the acclaimed author Jean Sasson began a remarkable series of books. Now, more than twenty-five years later, this compelling journey continues as we follow the fortunes and the dazzling life of the Princess, her friends and her family. But, of course, there is a less glamorous, much darker …

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The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum by Christopher S. Mackay

The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum by Christopher S. Mackay The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in 1486–7, is the standard medieval text on witchcraft and it remained in print throughout the early modern period. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the ways to exterminate them continue to contribute to our knowledge of early modern law, religion and society. Mackay’s highly acclaimed translation, based on his extensive research …

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Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal …

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The Girl With No Bedroom Door: A True Short Story by Angela Hart

The Girl With No Bedroom Door: A True Short Story by Angela Hart Fourteen-year-old Louise has been sleeping rough after running away from her previous foster home. Unloved and unwashed, she arrives at foster carer Angela Hart’s door stripped of all self-esteem. The Girl with No Bedroom Door tells the wonderfully uplifting story of how Angela’s love and care helps Louise blossom into a confident and happy young woman.   FREE Download The Girl With …

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JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that’s more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole–a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code. …

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High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis’s Fiercest Rivalry by Stephen Tignor

High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis’s Fiercest Rivalry by Stephen Tignor High Strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest rivalry in the history of professional tennis. Viewed through the lens of the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, High Strung brings the golden age of tennis vibrantly alive once more. A fascinating chronicle that orbits around the four greatest, most enigmatic talents …

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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. “You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.” For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty …

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The Girl on the Dancing Horse: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro by Charlotte Dujardin

The Girl on the Dancing Horse: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro by Charlotte Dujardin Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record–breaking performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile and her dancing horse. The YouTube clip of their Freestyle performance has since had over 1.7 million views, and Dujardin is considered the dominant dressage rider …

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The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton If you’re feeling stressed out, overtaxed, under-appreciated, bullied, or abused because you work with a jerk, learn how to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes—today. Equally useful and entertaining, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan when you find yourself working with a jerk—whether in the office, on the field, in the classroom, or just in life. Sutton starts …

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You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life The #1 New York Times Bestseller YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON’T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of …

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You’ve Been So Lucky Already: A Memoir by Alethea Black

You’ve Been So Lucky Already: A Memoir by Alethea Black From the award-winning author of I Knew You’d Be Lovely comes an empowering and disarmingly funny memoir about grief and illness—and the wit and wisdom it takes to survive it. As a child, Alethea Black drifts between her father, a brilliant mathematician who is also her best friend, and her mother, a frank and outspoken woman on fire. After her father’s death, Alethea is left unmoored, a …

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I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life by Beth Evans

I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life by Beth Evans Did you ever wish your best friend—the person you would trust with your innermost secrets, the person whose wisdom and comfort you seek in times of stress or self-doubt—could draw? Like Mindy Kaling meets Hyperbole and a Half, I Really Didn’t Think This Through gets at the heart of what makes life both so challenging and so joyful—figuring out how to be …

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The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.  It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they’re consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether …

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Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew

Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in this witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations on the realities of growing up and finding yourself. Mari Andrew started doodling when she worked at a bakery–she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and began telling her the drawings brightened their days, Mari realized she could use that hobby …

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle [ARC] From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python–from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable …

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The Nazi Hunters by Damien Lewis

The Nazi Hunters by Damien Lewis The Nazi Hunters is the incredible, hitherto untold story of the most secret chapter in the SAS’s history. Officially, the world’s most elite special forces unit was dissolved at the end of the Second World War, and not reactivated until the 1950s. Among their last actions was a disastrous commando raid into occupied France in 1944, which ended in the capture, torture and execution of 31 soldiers. It can now …

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ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option by Gary Reinl

ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option by Gary Reinl The American Journal of Sports Medicine (2004), The Journal of Athletic Training (2004), The Cleveland Clinic (2011) … the unanimous peer-reviewed results go on and on … But it is not just confined to research, as many athletes are discovering this in practice. In fact, in a 2008 Sports Illustrated article, two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum stated that he “never” uses ice after throwing. In …

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Stray: Memoir of a Runaway by Tanya Marquardt

Stray: Memoir of a Runaway by Tanya Marquardt Brutal and beautiful, Stray is the true story of a girl who runs away and finds herself. After growing up in a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive home, Tanya Marquardt runs away on her sixteenth birthday. Her departure is an act of rebellion and survival—whatever she is heading toward has to be better than what she is leaving behind. Struggling with her inner demons, Tanya must learn to take care …

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Give People Money by Annie Lowrey

Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World by Annie Lowrey [ARC] A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income—a stipend given to every citizen—and why it might be the answer for our age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology. Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your checking account, with no strings attached and nothing expected in return. It sounds …

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Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey

Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey Christ on the Psych Ward is a series of reflections on the intersections among mental health, faith, and ministry. Beginning with his own experience, Finnegan-Hosey shares ways communities of faith can be present with those suffering from mental illness and crises. Weaving together personal testimony, theological reflection, and practical ministry experience, he offers a message of hope for those suffering and for friends and faith communities struggling to …

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Blenheim: Battle for Europe, How Two Men Stopped The French Conquest Of Europe by Charles Spencer

Blenheim: Battle for Europe by Charles Spencer How Two Men Stopped The French Conquest Of Europe By the summer of 1704 Louis XIV’s vast armies threatened to dominate Europe. Two men conspired to save the continent from French rule: John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and Prince Eugène of Savoy. Deep in Germany, these two committed allies sought to engage Louis’s superior forces. At Blenheim, their daring plans came to fruition. The French were utterly destroyed. …

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To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape by Charles Spencer

To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape by Charles Spencer How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester. With …

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Pledge For An Integrated India by Devesh Khandelwal

Pledge For An Integrated India by Devesh Khandelwal Many great people in india’s post-independence history have gone into oblivion only because they were not part of the nehruvian consensus or refused to adopt models of communism or socialism. these forgotten personalities were also proud of india’s rich history and dreamt of bringing back its lost glory. they believed in the integrity of india and devoted their life to it – so that india could rise …

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and …

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The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores by Diana Marcum

The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores by Diana Marcum From a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their …

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Meme is the New Mean: Bullying Behind the Screen by Shani Major

Meme is the New Mean: Bullying Behind the Screen by Shani Major Meme is the New Mean explores the transformation of bullying in the new era of social media. As cyberbullying reaches an all time high, now is the time to shift the focus to social media solutions. Meme is the Mew Mean uncovers: -The Fuel for our not so secret addiction to social media. -The role of the meme in bully culture. -Potential effects …

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A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict by John Baxter

A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict by John Baxter In the rural Australia of the fifties where John Baxter grew up, reading books was disregarded with suspicion, owning and collecting them with utter incomprehension. Despite this, by the age of eleven Baxter had ‘collected’ his first book – The Poems of Rupert Brooke. He’d read the volume often, but now he had to own it. This was the beginning of what would become …

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The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke (The World of Lore #2)

The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke (The World of Lore #2) A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s-who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now an online streaming series. Here are the incredible true stories of some of the mortals who achieved notoriety in history and folklore through horrible means. Monsters of this sort – serial killers, desperate criminals, and …

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