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No More Laughing at the Deaf Boy

by Geoffrey Ball

Hearing loss affects countless millions of people, yet few sufferers even seek help, let alone try to find a cure. This is the story of a man who took on that daunting task and ultimately invented the world's...


Down the Rabbit Hole

by Holly Madison

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows:...


Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

by Danielle Hugh

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a jet-setting hostie, or international flight attendant, then spending a little time in Danielle’s life is a captivating journey. You might be surprised...


More Confessions of a Hostie: The Second Sector

by Danielle Hugh

Planes travel fast; for airline crew, good gossip travels faster. In this sequel to bestselling "Confessions of a Hostie", international flight attendant Danielle Hugh entertains and shocks in equal measure...


The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars

by Andrew X. Pham

From Andrew X. Pham, the award-winning author of Catfish and Mandala, a son’s searing memoir of his Vietnamese father’s experiences over the course of three wars.

The Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Andrew Pham’s...


Summary of Blackout: by Sarah Hepola | Summary & Analysis

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Blackout by Sarah Hepola | Summary & Analysis

 

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In her memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, Sarah Hepola examines how she drank, why she drank, how others responded to her, and...


Summary of Killing Jesus: by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard | Includes Analysis

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Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard | Includes Analysis

 

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O’Reilly explains that he and Martin Dugard wrote this book with one goal in mind,...


American Sniper

by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim Defelice

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture.

From 1999 to...


The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

by Rebecca Musser & M. Bridget Cook

Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy,...


Go For It :  Volunteering Adventures on Roads Less Travelled

by Alastair G Henry & Candas F Whitlock

"GO FOR IT" is a memoir about Alastair and Candas: two retired Boomers who wanted to help make a difference in the world. They met one day by chance, fell in love, and with a shared passion to improve the lives...


Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

by Kathryn Harrison

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated...


The First and The Last

by Adolf Galland

Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (1912 -1996) was a German Luftwaffe General and one of the greatest flying aces of World War II. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western and the Defence...


Stephen III the Great

by History World

Stephen III of Moldavia is said to be one of the most powerful kings of the past. He is also known as Stefan the Great. He was born in 1433. Stephen III was the Prince of Moldavia from 1457 to 1504. He is said...


William the Conqueror

by Jacob Abbott

William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After...


Peter the Great

by Jacob Abbott

By sheer force of will, Peter the Great single-handedly imposed modernization on a highly resistant Russia. He overcame foes from within his country, including his sister Sophia, whom the anti-modernist forces...


Highest Duty

by Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III & Jeffrey Zaslow

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who...


As Nature Made Him

by John Colapinto

In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total...


Parallel Lives: Complete

by Plutarch

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings....


A Marriage of Inconvenience: The Persecution of Ruth and Seretse Khama

by Michael Dutfield

In 1948, a young white English woman, Ruth Williams, made headline news all over the world. For she had met, fallen in love with, and married Seretse Khama, an African prince and heir to the chieftainship of...


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

by Trevor Noah

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

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