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    • I can see clearly now
      I can see clearly now
      Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.
      "For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can-with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike-and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections. In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. In unflinching detail, he relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet then he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service. As a reader, you will feel as if you are right there with Wayne, perusing his personal photo album and hearing about his family, his time in the service, how he writes his best-selling books, and so much more. In the process, you'll be inspired to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now. Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is "moving the checkers," life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. As he says, "I wasn't aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it." I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment. Wayne offers up his own life as an example of how we can all recognize the hand of the Divine steering our individual courses, helping us accomplish the mission we came here to fulfill"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Jesus : a pilgrimage
      Jesus : a pilgrimage
      James Martin, SJ.
      "James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The person at the heart of the Gospels can seem impossibly distant. Stories about his astonishing life and ministry--clever parables that upended everyone's expectations, incredible healings that convinced even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples--can seem far removed from our own daily lives, hard to understand, and at times irrelevant. But in Jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Change : if I can you can : changing for the better in you
      Change : if I can you can : changing for the better in you
      Travis Angry, founder of the Change: If I Can, You Can Project
      CHANGE: If I Can, You Can is the detailed story of a man destined for as much turmoil as life can provide. Travis created his identity through childhood rebellion, dropping out of school, being in the military, fighting cancer, marrying, divorcing, raising children as a single father, obtaining a college degree, writing a memoir, and working as a professional speaker. Today, through his speaking and nationwide project, this story is at the heart of his mission: helping youth to overcome adversity and use hope as a tool for positive change. The Change: If I Can You Can project and book also address how parents and educators can serve as an important catalyst for creating a life of success. As Travis states, "When our youth succeed at home, the community succeeds. When the community succeeds, then the city succeeds. When the city succeeds, the nation succeeds."
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    • American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton
      American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton
      Joan Barthel
      "In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father was the chief health officer for the Port of New York and she lived down the block from Alexander Hamilton. She danced at George Washington's sixty-fifth Birthday Ball wearing cream slippers, monogrammed. Catholicism was illegal in New York when she was born; Catholic priests seen in the city were arrested, sometimes hung. When Elizabeth and her wealthy husband Will sailed to Italy in a doomed attempt to cure his tuberculosis, she and her family were quarantined in a damp dungeon. And when Elizabeth later became a Catholic, she was so scorned that people talked of burning down her house. American Saint is the inspiring story of a brave woman who forged the way for the other women who followed and who made a name for herself in a world entirely ruled by men. Elizabeth began the fight for women's rights in the church that is still being fought today, and the publication of her story could not be more timely. Maya Angelou has contributed the foreword"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Edmund Burke : the first conservative
      Edmund Burke : the first conservative
      Jesse Norman.
      Examines the life of the great Irish philosopher, statesman, and political thinker, who supported abolition, free markets, and Catholic equality in Ireland in the eighteenth century, while warning of the dangers of a corporate state.
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    • A taste for intrigue : the multiple lives of Francois Mitterrand
      A taste for intrigue : the multiple lives of Francois Mitterrand
      Philip Short.
      Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics.
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    • Not I : memoirs of a German childhood
      Not I : memoirs of a German childhood
      Joachim Fest
      The historian shares the story of his childhood and youth during which he experienced World War II in a German household opposed to the Nazis and was forced to come to terms with his father's strong political convictions.
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    • Captive in Iran : a remarkable true story of hope and triumph amid the horror of Tehran's brutal Evin Prison
      Captive in Iran : a remarkable true story of hope and triumph amid the horror of Tehran's brutal Evin Prison
      Maryam Rostampour & Marziyeh Amirizadeh with John Perry.
      Converts from Muslim, Rostampour and Amirizadeh were arrested in Tehran for promoting Christianity-- a capital crime in Iran. When denying God would have meant freedom, they brought God's light into one of the world's darkest places, giving hope to those who had lost everything, and showing love to those in despair.
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    • Black Elk speaks
      Black Elk speaks
      John G. Neihardt
      This is the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. It is at once a tale of Lakota life, a history of a Native nation, and an enduring spiritual testament, wherein the author conveys Black Elk's searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth. Black Elk met the author, a distinguished poet, writer, and critic in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked him to share his story with the world. This complete edition features a new introduction and annotations of Black Elk's story. Three essays by the author provide background, along with other pieces by contributors, as well as original illustrations by Standing Bear..
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    • Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave
      Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave
      Frederick Douglass
      "An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials. The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass's Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and driver, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In addition to Douglass's classic autobiography, this new edition also includes his most famous speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" and his only known work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, which was written, in part, as a response to Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The most dangerous man in America : the making of Douglas MacArthur
    • Summer in the city : John Lindsay, New York, and the American dream
    • The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
      The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
      Jeanne Theoharis.
      The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.
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    • Baseball's comeback players : forty major leaguers who fell and rose again
      Baseball's comeback players : forty major leaguers who fell and rose again
      Rick Swaine.
      "This book profiles forty major league ballplayers who engineered comebacks to salvage fading careers. Details of each comeback is provided with a summary of the player's career. They range from Hall of Famers like Ted Williams and Stan Musial; to near-greats like Tommy John and Luis Tiant; to journeyman performers like George McQuinn and Tony Cuccinello"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Mover and shaker : Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers, and baseball's westward expansion
    • Curveball : the remarkable story of Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League
    • Players first : coaching from the inside out
      Players first : coaching from the inside out
      John Calipari, Michael Sokolove.
      "In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball's most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari's coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players--what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another. He is beloved by his players for being utterly honest with them and making promises that he always keeps, no matter what. He knows that in this age, they come to Kentucky to prepare for the NBA; every year he gets players who in a previous era would have gone directly into the pros from high school but now have to play college basketball for one year. Calipari has fought against this system, but he has to play within it, and so he does, better than anyone"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Playing with purpose : inside the lives and faith of the NFL's most intriguing personalities-- including Jared Allen, Colin Kaepernick, and Drew Brees
    • Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe
    • Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina
      Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina
      Misty Copeland with Chararisse Jones.

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    • Building Atlanta : how I broke through segregation to launch a business empire
    • The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography
      The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography
      Miriam Pawel.
      Pawel draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself.
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    • Uprising : a new age is dawning for every mother's daughter
      Uprising : a new age is dawning for every mother's daughter
      by Sally Armstrong.
      "From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing for justice. Uprising examines the stunning courage, tenacity, and wit these change-makers are using to alter the status quo. From mud-brick houses in Afghanistan to the forests of Congo to a shelter in northern Kenya, where 160 girls have won an historic court case against a government who did not protect them from rape, Uprising is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on university campuses, or in your own kitchen. In this landmark book, Sally Armstrong brings us the voices of the women all over the world whose bravery is changing the world as we know it"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Stronger : fighting back after the Boston Marathon bombing
      Stronger : fighting back after the Boston Marathon bombing
      Jeff Bauman with Bret Witter.
      Long-distance runner Bauman's inspiring memoir of his experiences during the terrorist bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon in which he lost both his legs and his ongoing mission to walk again.
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    • Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America
      Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America
      Kevin Cook.
      At last, the true story of a crime that shocked the world. New York City, 1964. A young woman is stabbed to death on her front stoop--a murder the New York Times called "a frozen moment of dramatic, disturbing social change." The victim, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, became an urban martyr, butchered by a sociopathic killer in plain sight of 38 neighbors who "didn't want to get involved." Her sensational case provoked an anxious outcry and launched a sociological theory known as the "Bystander Effect." That's the narrative--but as author Kevin Cook reveals, the story is just that, a story. The truth is far more compelling--and so is the victim. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of her murder, Cook presents the real Kitty Genovese. She was a vibrant young woman--a lesbian, a bartender working (and dancing) her way through the colorful New York of the '60s. Downtown, Greenwich Village teemed with beatniks and so-called misfits like Kitty and her lover. The book evokes the Village's gay and lesbian underground with deep feeling and colorful detail. Cook also reconstructs the crime itself, tracing the movements of Genovese's killer, whose disturbing trial testimony made him a terrifying figure, especially after his escape from Attica State Prison. Drawing on a trove of long-lost documents, plus new interviews with her lover and other key figures, Cook explores the enduring legacy of the case.--From publisher description.
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    • Christina Aguilera
    • Shining star : braving the elements of earth, wind & fire
      Shining star : braving the elements of earth, wind & fire
      Philip J. Bailey with Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman.

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    • Nothin' to lose : the making of KISS (1972-1975)
    • George Szell : a life of music
      George Szell : a life of music
      Michael Charry.
      Chronicles the life of George Szell, describing his accomplishments as a twentieth-century orchestra and opera conductor, and discussing his personal and musical qualities, his approach to great orchestral works and interpretation of the symphonies of Robert Schumann, and his career with the New York Philharmonic, the NBC and Chicago Symphonies, the Berlin Philharmonic, and other prestigious ensembles.
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    • Growing up rocking (It begins...)
      Growing up rocking (It begins...)
      by Henry M. Niedzwiecki (The Ol' Doowopper)
      "Growing Up Rocking is more than just a collection of photographs and artifacts that Niedzwiecki has taken and amassed over the decades; it is his life story told through rock and roll music."--Back cover.
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    • There goes gravity : a life in rock and roll
    • James Gandolfini : the real life of the man who made Tony Soprano
    • I don't know what you know me from : confessions of a co-star
    • How to succeed in business without really crying
      How to succeed in business without really crying
      by Carol Leifer.
      "For many years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys' club--until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time. This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way--and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny,How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors--even if you have to use a sledgehammer" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Love life
      Love life
      Rob Lowe.
      Rob Lowe offers up a collection of personal stories in an honest and celebratory memoir about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and son, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
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    • Dirty daddy : the chronicles of a family man turned filthy comedian
      Dirty daddy : the chronicles of a family man turned filthy comedian
      Bob Saget.
      Proudly embracing his dark and dirty side, the star of both Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos opens up about some of his personal experiences with life and death, his career and his reputation for sick humor.
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    • As luck would have it : my seven ages
      As luck would have it : my seven ages
      Derek Jacobi
      Admired for his willingness to grapple with even the most dislikeable of characters, Derek Jacobi has worked continuously throughout his career, starring in roles ranging from the lead in 'I, Claudius' to Hitler in 'Inside the Third Reich' and Francis Bacon in the controversial 'Love Is The Devil'. But it is his numerous Shakespearean roles that have gained him worldwide recognition. This book is, however, much more than a career record. Funny, warm and honest, Jacobi brings us his insider's view on the world of acting.
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    • New life, no instructions : a memoir
      New life, no instructions : a memoir
      Gail Caldwell.
      Pulitizer Prize winner Gail Caldwell pens a memoir on how seemingly faint winds can blow us wildly off course; on how spending time with a beloved animal can benefit our basic humanity; and on what it means to overcome, at middle age, a multitude of blows.
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    • Albert Camus : solitude and solidarity
      Albert Camus : solitude and solidarity
      Catherine Camus
      Using selected texts, photographs, and previously unpublished documents, Catherine Camus takes readers through the fascinating life and work of her father, Albert Camus, who, in his defense of the individual, also saw himself as the voice of the downtrodden. Writer, journalist, philosopher, playwright, and producer, he was a shining defender of freedom, whose art and person were dedicated to serving the dignity in humanity.
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    • Memories of a Pre-Raphaelite youth : selections from the memoirs and autobiographical writings
    • Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs
      Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs
      Pearl Cleage.
      "In this inspiring memoir, the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to become a successful writer. In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amidst personal and professional tumult. Though born and raised in Detroit, it was in Atlanta that Cleage encountered the forces that would most shape her experience. Married to Michael Lomax, now head of the United Negro College Fund, she worked with Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first African-American mayor. Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs charts not only the political fights, but also the pull she began to feel to focus on her own passions, including writing--a pull that led her away from Lomax as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment. This fascinating memoir follows her journey from a columnist for a local weekly (bought by Larry Flynt) to a playwright and Hollywood script writer, an artist at the crossroads of culture and politics whose circle came to include luminaries like Richard Pryor, Avery Brooks, Phylicia Rashad, Shirley Franklin, and Jesse Jackson. By the time Oprah Winfrey picked What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day as a favorite, Cleage had long since arrived as a writer of renown. In the tradition of greats like Susan Sontag, Joan Didion, and Nora Ephron, Cleage's self-portrait raises women's confessional writing to the level of great literature"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything
      Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything
      Barbara Ehrenreich.
      "In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." Certain to be a classic, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Under magnolia : a Southern memoir
      Under magnolia : a Southern memoir
      Frances Mayes.
      "A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy
      Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy
      by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein.

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    • Tomcats & house calls : memoir of a country doctor
    • Everybody's got something
      Everybody's got something
      by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers.
      The beloved Good Morning America anchor shares the incredible journey that's been her life so far and the lessons she learned along the way as she battled breast cancer and a rare blood disorder and dealt with the death of her mother.
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    • Autism breakthrough : the groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world
      Autism breakthrough : the groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world
      Raun K. Kaufman.
      "As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate spokesperson for the autism community. So what happened? Thanks to Son-Rise, an incredible program his parents created, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. In Autism Breakthrough, Kaufman presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him, and so many other families with special children. Kaufman explains that autism is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when in fact it is a social relational disorder. He explains what it feels like to be autistic, and shows how and why the Son-Rise program, which focuses on the parent-child connection, works. And he offers clear, practical strategies for working with children that readers can apply immediately--in some cases, parents see a change in their children in as little as one day. Autism Breakthrough makes available for the first time in book form the principles and practical applications of the Son-Rise program, presented by someone who not only teaches the program, but has experienced the joy of it in his own life"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Through the lens of Allen E. Cole : a history of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio
    • Sous chef : 24 hours on the line
    • The Hiltons : the true story of an American dynasty