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  • Am I A Jew?: Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man's Search for Himself

    Am I A Jew?: Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man's Search for Himself

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir,Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Theodore Ross
    Duration: 08:13:00

    What makes someone Jewish? Theodore Ross was nine years old when he moved with his mother from New York City to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Once there, his mother decided, for both personal and spiritual reasons, to have her family pretend not to be Jewish. He went to an Episcopal school, where he ... [ more ]

  • Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story

    Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    Duration: 11:41:00

    Feminism was a religion in Alisa Valdes's childhood home. Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem took the place of Barbies and left Valdes impressed with a feminist ideology that guided a prolific writing career-at twenty-two Valdes was named one of the top feminist writers under thirty by the editor of M ... [ more ]

  • Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike: My Autobiography

    Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike: My Autobiography

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Sean Yates
    Duration: 10:04:26

    Before Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates.One of only five Britons to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Sean Yates burst onto the cycling scene as the rawest pure talent this country has ever seen. After turning professional at the age of ... [ more ]

  • Proud: My Autobiography

    Proud: My Autobiography

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Gareth Thomas
    Duration: 08:05:00

    Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was no mere ball game. It gave him everything, except the freedom to be himself.This is the story ... [ more ]

  • Reckless

    Reckless

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Chrissie Hynde
    Duration: 08:55:00

    By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. Her perfect 50s American childhood upturned by a newly acquired taste for rock n roll, motorbikes and theget down boy seen at gigs in and around Cleveland Mitch Ryder, the Jeff Beck Group, the Velvet Underground and David ... [ more ]

  • Shut up Legs!: My Wild Ride On and Off the Bike

    Shut up Legs!: My Wild Ride On and Off the Bike

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jens Voigt
    Duration: 08:07:00

    Even by the standards of a sport that requires enormous stamina and capacity for suffering, Jens Voigt is in a class on his own. Beloved by cycling fans for his madcap one-man breakaways as much as his sense of humour and quotable catchphrases, Jens is one of the most popular personalities in cyclin ... [ more ]

  • The Girl Who Beat ISIS: Farida's Story

    The Girl Who Beat ISIS: Farida's Story

    Genre: Biographies,Political,Biographies,Political
    Author: Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffman
    Duration: 07:35:00

    In August 2014, Farida, like any ordinary teenage girl, was enjoying the summer holidays before her last year at school. But Farida lived in the mountains of northern Iraq - and what happened next was unimaginable. Her village was an ISIS target. ISIS jihadists murdered the men and boys, including ... [ more ]

  • Jamie Vardy: From Nowhere, My Story

    Jamie Vardy: From Nowhere, My Story

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jamie Vardy
    Duration: 06:56:31

    The official autobiography of Jamie Vardy.An ordinary lad from Sheffield, Jamie Vardy has become known as an against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Yet a few years ago, things couldn't have been any more different. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Jamie thought his chance was g ... [ more ]

  • Second Innings: My Sporting Life

    Second Innings: My Sporting Life

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Andrew Flintoff
    Duration: 05:53:00

    Fast bowler, six-hitter, popular hero, one of the lads, king of the jungle - Andrew Flintoff is all of those things. Second Innings, is his searingly honest yet uplifting autobiography, Flintoff reveals unseen, surprising sides to his career and personality. The restless need to push and chal ... [ more ]

  • Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

    Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir,Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir
    Author: Laura Jane Grace, Dan Ozzi
    Duration: 06:50:00

    ONE OF BILLBOARD'S 100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self. It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager ... [ more ]

  • Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son

    Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son

    Genre: Biographies,Autobiography,Historical
    Author: Penny Junor
    Duration: 13:08:00

    The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. ... [ more ]

  • J. D. Salinger

    J. D. Salinger

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Thomas Beller
    Duration: 05:34:00

    A spirited, deeply personal inquiry into the near-mythic life and canonical work of J. D. Salinger by a writer known for his sensitivity to the Manhattan culture that was Salinger's great theme. Three years after his death at ninety-one, J.D. Salinger remains our most mythic writer. The Catcher in t ... [ more ]

  • Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front

    Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front

    Genre: Biographies,Military
    Author: Elaine Lowry Brye
    Duration: 08:01:00

    When you enlist in the United States military, you don’t just sign yourself up for years of duty—you also commit your loved ones to a life of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an army brat turned military wife turned military mom of four officers, each serving in ... [ more ]

  • Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

    Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

    Genre: Biographies,Literary
    Author: Paul Strathern
    Duration: 02:02:00

    A highly sensitive and intelligent child, Virginia Woolf grew up in a large family prone to psychological instability. Throughout her life, she was subject to periods of mental breakdown, yet when she was lucid she was capable of a uniquely perceptive and frank introspection. Under the influence of ... [ more ]

  • My Dog Tulip

    My Dog Tulip

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: J. R. Ackerley
    Duration: 04:30:00

    Distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought himself a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd named Tulip. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal friend he had been seeking in vain for years. 'My Dog Tul ... [ more ]

  • My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy!

    My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy!

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Nancy Cartwright
    Duration: 06:07:00

    Nancy Cartwright is the ultimate Simpsons insider. Her raspy, childlike voice is immediately recognizable as none other than that irreverent ten-year-old Bart Simpson. In this behind-the-scenes story, she reveals what it's like to be at the center of an American institution, one that reinvented the ... [ more ]

  • Boat: A Memoir of Friendship, Faith, Death, and Life Everlasting

    Boat: A Memoir of Friendship, Faith, Death, and Life Everlasting

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Michael Baughman
    Duration: 03:52:00

    This is the heartwarming true story of the unlikely relationship between Boat, an old Hawaiian sage, and a young boy in need of a father figure. When ten-year-old Michael Baughman moves to Hawaii with his parents, he is troubled and confused. His father doesn't provide the guidance Baughman nee ... [ more ]

  • Steve Martin: The Magic Years

    Steve Martin: The Magic Years

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Morris Walker
    Duration: 08:43:00

    This is no ordinary celebrity biography pieced together by an outsider. Steve Martin and author Morris Walker had a close relationship growing up. They were class clowns together, charming the girls and the teachers with their wit and eventually going on the road as comedians. You'll meet the Steve ... [ more ]

  • Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome

    Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Bob Madgic, Adrian Esteban
    Duration: 08:16:00

    On the evening of July 27, 1985, five hikers made a fateful choice to climb Yosemite's Half Dome, even as the sky darkened and thunder rolled. By night's end, two would be dead from a lightning strike, three gravely wounded, and desperate EMTs would be overseeing a harrowing midnight helicopter resc ... [ more ]

  • Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner

    Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner

    Genre: Biographies,Historical,Military
    Author: Frank Giles
    Duration: 06:54:00

    After his surrender to the Royal Navy, Napoleon became the object of massive English public interest. He would live out his last years on the island of St. Helena without ever admitting to being a prisoner. This close study of Napoleon in captivity attempts to reconstruct an authentic portrait ... [ more ]