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  • Flame of Pure Fire

    Flame of Pure Fire

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Roger Kahn
    Duration: 17:09:00

    Through most of the Roaring '20s, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to his time. In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowned sports writer Roger Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brut ... [ more ]

  • Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

    Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

    Genre: Biographies,Political
    Author: Del Quentin Wilbur
    Duration: 09:35:00

    On March 30, 1981, President Reagan walked out of a hotel in Washington, D.C. and was shot by a would-be assassin. For years, few people knew the truth about how close the president came to dying, and no one has ever written a detailed narrative of that harrowing day. Now, drawing on exclusive new i ... [ more ]

  • Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China

    Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Chen Guangcheng
    Duration: 14:05:00

    It was like a scene out of a thriller: one morning in April 2012, China's most famous political activist-a blind, self-taught lawyer-climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. Days later, he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, and only a furious round of high-level nego ... [ more ]

  • This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead

    This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir,Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir,Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir,Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir
    Author: David Gans, Blair Jackson
    Duration: 17:21:28

    In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band’s story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a sea ... [ more ]

  • My Life, My Love, My Legacy

    My Life, My Love, My Legacy

    Genre: Biographies,Political,Historical,Biographies,Political,Historical
    Author: Coretta Scott King, Barbara Reynolds
    Duration: 14:22:19

    The life story of Coretta Scott King wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends Born in 1927 to d ... [ more ]

  • Brother I'm Dying

    Brother I'm Dying

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Edwidge Danticat
    Duration: 07:52:41

    From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her second father, when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New Y ... [ more ]

  • Road from Coorain

    Road from Coorain

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Jill Ker Conway
    Duration: 09:30:00

    In the 1930s, Jill Ker's parents bought a sheep farm on the western plains of New South Wales. In 1944, they lost nearly everything when a drought hit. Forced to leave Coorain, 11-year-old Jill and her mother settled in Sydney where Jill struggled to find a place for herself among Sydney's elite. He ... [ more ]

  • Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life

    Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life

    Genre: Biographies,Political,Historical
    Author: Kathleen Dalton
    Duration: 27:23:00

    Kathleen Dalton's Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life incorporates the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative. It stands as the only full-length biography to use manuscripts recently discovered in Roosevelt attics. Dalton sheds new light on young Theodore's life during the Civil War ... [ more ]

  • Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

    Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

    Genre: History,Biographies,North American,Historical
    Author: Kevin Boyle
    Duration: 17:30:06

    Highly esteemed history professor, author and editor, Kevin Boyle was presented with the National Book Award for this stunning literary achievement. Arc of Justice artfully captures a tumultuous period in American history as it tells a shocking story of violence and racial strife. The grandson of a ... [ more ]

  • No Ordinary Time

    No Ordinary Time

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Duration: 39:21:00

    No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines--Eleanor and Franklin's ... [ more ]

  • Man in the Empty Boat

    Man in the Empty Boat

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Mark Salzman
    Duration: 05:16:00

    Anxiety has always been part of Mark Salzman's life: He was born into a family as nervous as rabbits, people with extra angst coded into their genes. As a young man he found solace through martial arts, meditation, tai chi, and rigorous writing schedules, but as he approaches midlife, he confro ... [ more ]

  • Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership

    Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership

    Genre: Biographies,Political,Entertainment,Autobiography
    Author: Al Sharpton
    Duration: 07:21:00

    Lord knows, Rev Al has had his personal and very public ups and downs-but he's come out bigger and better than ever. Though the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation is as fiery and outspoken as ever about the events and issues that matter most, he's learned that the only way we can get right as a nation i ... [ more ]

  • Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West

    Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Bryce Andrews
    Duration: 06:10:00

    The gripping memoir of a young man, a wolf, their parallel lives and ultimate collision, Badluck Way is also an ode to the satisfaction of hard work on some of the wildest and most beautiful land in the world. Mine might have been a simple, pretty story, if not for the wolves. In late July, they eme ... [ more ]

  • Charlie Mike: A True Story of War and Finding the Way Home

    Charlie Mike: A True Story of War and Finding the Way Home

    Genre: Biographies,Military
    Author: Joe Klein
    Duration: 08:55:26

    This is the true story of two decorated combat veterans linked by tragedy, who come home from the Middle East and find a new way to save their comrades and heal their country.In Charlie Mike, Joe Klein tells the dramatic story of Eric Greitens and Jake Wood, larger-than-life war heroes who come home ... [ more ]

  • Beautiful: A beautiful girl. An evil man. One inspiring true story of courage

    Beautiful: A beautiful girl. An evil man. One inspiring true story of courage

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Katie Piper
    Duration: 08:45:56

    I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being slaughtered ... then I realised it was me.'When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model.But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world qui ... [ more ]

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: (And other concerns)

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: (And other concerns)

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Mindy Kaling
    Duration: 04:37:27

    Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?' GlamourMindy Kaling has lived many lives: comedienne, actress, obedient child of immigrant professionals and, now, writer. With a blend of witty confessions and unscientific observations, Mindy writes about everything from being a timid young chubster afrai ... [ more ]

  • Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

    Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: David Margolick
    Duration: 08:06:00

    The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in ha ... [ more ]

  • Dogs of War: The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs

    Dogs of War: The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs

    Genre: Biographies,Military
    Author: Lisa Rogak
    Duration: 06:20:00

    From the author of the Edgar- and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart comes an incredible, heartwarming story of the largely unseen but vital role that dogs play in our armed forces. ... [ more ]

  • Diary of a Submissive: A Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening

    Diary of a Submissive: A Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening

    Genre: Biographies,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Intimacy & Sex
    Author: Sophie Morgan
    Duration: 08:40:46

    Sophie Morgan presents a true-life erotic story of female submission to rival Story of O. Contains mature themes. In Diary of a Submissive, Sophie Morgan candidly explains what exactly an independent, twenty-first century woman gets out of relinquishing her power and personal freedom in a submissiv ... [ more ]

  • JFK Has Been Shot

    JFK Has Been Shot

    Genre: Biographies,Politics,History,Biographies,Politics,History,Biographies,Politics,History
    Author: Jens Hansen, J. Gary Shaw, Charles A. Crenshaw, MD
    Duration: 07:07:00

    In this gripping, firsthand account, accomplished surgeon Charles Crenshaw relates how he attempted to save the lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald in November 1963. On November 22, 1963, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, an accomplished surgeon, tried to save John F. Kennedy's life—and then day ... [ more ]