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  • Full Body Burden

    Full Body Burden

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Kristen Iversen
    Duration: 13:56:00

    Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated the most contaminated site in America. It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shado ... [ more ]

  • My Life Among the Serial Killers

    My Life Among the Serial Killers

    Genre: Biographies,Biographies
    Author: Helen Morrison, M.D., Harold Goldberg
    Duration: 05:56:00

    Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious criminals known to man. Judging by appearances, Dr. Helen Morrison has an ordinar ... [ more ]

  • My Bondage and My Freedom

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Frederick Douglass
    Duration: 12:50:00

    My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographical slave narrative written by Frederick Douglass and published in 1855. It is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass), discussing in greater detail his ... [ more ]

  • Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

    Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

    Genre: Biographies,Political,Historical
    Author: Edmund Morris
    Duration: 26:34:00

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time Described by the Chicago Tribune as 'a classic,' The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 mark ... [ more ]

  • Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

    Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

    Genre: Biographies,TrueCrime,Mystery & Thriller,Memoir,Biographies,TrueCrime,Mystery & Thriller,Memoir
    Author: Mark Schultz, David Thomas
    Duration: 07:33:00

    The riveting true story-soon to be the subject of a high-profile film-of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal wi ... [ more ]

  • Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

    Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

    Genre: Biographies,Military
    Author: Michael J. Mooney
    Duration: 02:05:00

    New York Times bestseller The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013. A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led ... [ more ]

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Joseph O. Meyer
    Duration: 00:54:00

    One of the first shows was on the life of Winston Churchill that featured sound clips of his friends and enemies produced by Joseph O. Meyers. It was such a success that Meyers was requested to produce more shows on other famous people that included, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Red Allen and more. ... [ more ]

  • American Creation

    American Creation

    Genre: History,Biographies
    Author: Joseph J. Ellis
    Duration: 10:59:00

    From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and po ... [ more ]

  • Tesla

    Tesla

    Genre: Biographies,Historical,Biographies,Historical
    Author: Cassandra Campbell, Margaret Cheney
    Duration: 13:37:00

    Called a madman by some, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was possibly the greatest inventor the world has ever known. He was, without a doubt, a trail blazer who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming, devices that were virtually without theoretical prec ... [ more ]

  • Six Great Scientists: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Marie Curie, Einstein

    Six Great Scientists: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Marie Curie, Einstein

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology
    Author: J.G. Crowther
    Duration: 08:47:00

    Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Curie, Einstein: all of these geniuses had one thing in common. They had not only the imagination to conceive great ideas but also the integrity and determination to pursue and defend their science whatever the obstacles. In spite of resistance and sometimes pers ... [ more ]

  • Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery

    Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery

    Genre: Biographies,Biographies
    Author: James Patterson, Hal Friedman
    Duration: 05:15:00

    Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to shake his head and his life was never the same again. From that day forward his life became a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette's Syndro ... [ more ]

  • My Inventions

    My Inventions

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology
    Author: Nikola Tesla
    Duration: 03:14:00

    Written in his early 60's, Tesla looks back on the events that shaped his life as the inventor of our modern world. Like many exceptional artists, scientists, and engineers, Tesla's senses and intellect worked on a higher level, which often afflicted him physically. Yet, he overcame, and used h ... [ more ]

  • Legs Are the Last to Go

    Legs Are the Last to Go

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Diahann Carroll
    Duration: 07:52:00

    It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over forty. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll'whose winning, sometimes controversial career breached racial barriers'is anything but conventional. Shonda Rhimes, the creator and executive producer of the hit program Gre ... [ more ]

  • Best of Friends: Martha and Me

    Best of Friends: Martha and Me

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Mariana Pasternak
    Duration: 15:24:00

    Set in a world of luxury and power, this is the tell-all story of two remarkable women and a friendship that changed both their lives forever. For more than two decades, Mariana Pasternak and Martha Stewart were nearly inseparable. They first met over a garden gate in Westport, Connecticut, two ... [ more ]

  • All My Life: A Memoir

    All My Life: A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Susan Lucci
    Duration: 08:48:00

    See that moon up there? You can reach that high. Never be afraid because you can be anything you want to be. Susan Lucci was only five years old when her father shared these encouraging words with her. They inspired the highly imaginative child who loved make-believe to craft one of ... [ more ]

  • Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift

    Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir,Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Carolyn Savage, Sean Savage
    Duration: 09:54:00

    A medical mistake during an IVF procedure. An unthinkable situation . . . you're pregnant with the wrong baby. You can terminate, but you can't keep him. What choice would you make? Carolyn and Sean Savage had been trying to expand their family for years. When they underwent an IVF tr ... [ more ]

  • Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith

    Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Barbara Taylor
    Duration: 06:59:00

    By now I expected to be a seasoned parish minister, wearing black clergy shirts grown gray from frequent washing. I expected to love the children who hung on my legs after Sunday morning services until they grew up and had children of their own. I even expected to be buried wearing the same red vest ... [ more ]

  • Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir

    Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Disorders & Diseases,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Memoir
    Author: Kelle Hampton
    Duration: 06:43:00

    There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky . . . From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second c ... [ more ]

  • Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully

    Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Allen Kurzweil
    Duration: 08:50:00

    The true account of one man's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles Allen Kurzweil's search for his twelve-year-old nemesis, a bully named Cesar Augustus. The obsessive inquiry, which spans some forty years, tak ... [ more ]

  • Devotion: A Memoir

    Devotion: A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Dani Shapiro
    Duration: 07:22:00

    In her midforties and settled into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was,a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean? Having grown up in a deeply religiou ... [ more ]