Nine Notable Biographies

Nine Notable Biographies

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Title: Washington: A Life

Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.
Author(s): Ron Chernow
ISBN 13: 9780143119968
Pages: 904
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Title: American Sniper

American Sniper is a compelling read.”—Clint Eastwood “An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq—a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.”—Patricia Cornwell, New York Times Book Review “In the elite ...
Author(s): Chris Kyle Scott McEwen Jim DeFelice
ISBN 13: 9780062431646
Pages: 416
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Title: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Author(s): Ross King
ISBN 13: 9780965701471
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Title: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History

This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when Americas third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africas Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion justified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercyat least not while easy money could be made by extorting the Western powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navys new warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripolilaunching the Barbary Wars and beginning Americas journey toward future superpower status.
Author(s): Brian Kilmeade;Don Yaeger
ISBN 13: 9781591848066
Pages: 240
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Title: Bobby Kennedy

Tye's determination to sift through the tangle of often contradictory opinions means that Bobby Kennedy will stand as the definitive one-volume biography of a man much beloved, but just as often misunderstood.
Author(s): Larry Tye
ISBN 13: 9780812993349
Pages: 608
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Title: Many Lives, Many Masters

As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the "space between lives," which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss' family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career.

The true story of a prominent psychiatrist, his young patient, and the past-life therapy that changed both their lives.

Author(s): Brian L. Weiss
ISBN 13: 9780671657864
Pages: 224
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Title: The autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passionately, than the rest. Malcolm Xonce called the most dangerous man in Americachallenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it. In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley . In a unique collaboration, Haley worked with Malcolm X for nearly two years, interviewing, listening to, and understanding the most controversial leader of his time.
Author(s): Malcolm X;Alex Haley
ISBN 13: 9780345350688
Pages: 460
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Title: The Reagan Diaries

Author(s): Ronald Reagan
ISBN 13: 9780061558337
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