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You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our firstand finds he s not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down

When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews He was transported to Auschwitz Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book Of thirty four Neumann family

Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays

From the creator of Elle s Eric Reads the News, a poignant and hilarious memoir in essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding his joy, and every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way R Eric Thomas didn t know he was different until the world told him so Everywhere he

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale Douglas Preston comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.Berkeley, California, 1933 In a lab filled with curiosities beakers,

In the Land of Men

A fiercely personal memoir about coming of age in the male dominated literary world of the nineties, becoming the first female literary editor of Esquire, and Miller s personal and working relationship with David Foster Wallace A naive and idealistic twenty two year old from the Midwest, Adrienne

Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me

This is a story she needed to tell and the rest of the country needs to listen New York Times Book ReviewThis vital memoir will change how we look at the opioid crisis and how the media talks about it A deeply moving and emotional read, STRUNG OUT challenges our preconceived ideas of what

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it an urgent work of literary journalism I don t know a complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a dogged reporter in

A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home

From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian, the search for belonging crosses borders and generations Selected from the archives of Catapult magazine, the essays in A Map Is Only One Story highlight the human side of immigration

Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote

Based on a decade of research and reporting, Author in Chief tells the story of Americas presidents as authorsand offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders Most Americans are familiar with Abraham Lincolns famous words in the Gettysburg Address and the

Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership

From the Pulitzer Prize winning historian comes a masterful, first of its kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership s enduring importance One of Washington Post s 10 Books to Read in February One of USA Todays Must Read Books of Winter 2020

Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber

The unbelievable true story of the young woman who faced down one of the most valuable startups in Silicon Valley historyand what came after In 2017, twenty six year old Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing the sexual harassment and retaliation she d experienced as an entry level engineer

A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir

World renowned hip hop artist Jason Timbuktu Diakit s vivid and intimate journey through his own and his familys historyfrom South Carolina slavery to twenty first century Sweden Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakit grew up between worldspart Swedish, American, black,

Chanel's Riviera: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944

In this captivating narrative, Chanels Riviera explores the fascinating world of the Cote dAzur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century The Cote dAzur in 1938 was a world of wealth, luxury, and extravagance, inhabited by a sparkling cast of

Scratched: A Memoir of Perfectionism

Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist.Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend and Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction In a bold