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December 11, 2017

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If you like biographies or memoirs, here is a great list for you to check out.

 

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Bullies: A Friendship

Bullies: A Friendship
Abramovich, Alex

A friendship between a journalist and his childhood nemesis, now head of a biker gang, illuminates the relationships between family and friends, and the larger forces of a culture of violence in an American city.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal

The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal
Blum, Howard

Through recently unclassified government files, the exciting life story and spycraft activities of Betty Pack, Midwest debutante and intrepid female agent for Allied intelligence services, is revealed.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 11 copies

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The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights, With One African American Family

The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights, With One African American Family
Buckley, Gail Lumet

The daughter of actress Lena Horne explores the story of an extraordinary African American family evolving along with America, sharing the journey from emancipation through migration, Lena’s stardom, and the civil rights movement of the 1960s.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt
Burns, Eric

This work explores the life of the high-spirited US president through the lens of his close relationship with his youngest and allegedly favorite son Quentin, whose untimely death during World War I is thought to have hastened Roosevelt’s own passing less than a year later.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's

Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's
Comer, Meryl

A journalist details her husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s and its effects on him as a victim and her as his caretaker in this deeply personal account that also gives wider context to this devastating disease.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Gamelife: A Memoir

Gamelife: A Memoir
Clune, Michael W.

Transformed by seven computer games of his suburban Midwest childhood, the author eloquently captures the internal processes of our youth while exploring the role of gaming in constructing our senses of reality.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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My Avant-garde Education: A Memoir

My Avant-garde Education: A Memoir
Cooper, Bernard

Recalling the stages of his young life as a family member, student, and closeted gay man, a current writer and art critic highlights the moments of his intellectual growth in the conceptual art movement.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Words Without Music: A Memoir

Words Without Music: A Memoir
Glass, Philip

An internationally known composer shares the story of his life, career, and professional collaborations with creative partners like Martin Scorsese and Allen Ginsburg while exploring insights into his creative process.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 11 copies

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley
Gordon, Charlotte

Feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft died shortly after giving birth to Mary Shelley, future author of “Frankenstein.” Both mother and daughter are examined in a dual biography that links the similarities of their unorthodox lives and struggles.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 12 copies

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The Pawnbroker's Daughter: A Memoir

The Pawnbroker's Daughter: A Memoir
Kumin, Maxine

An award-winning poet and feminist recalls a life of personal evolution beginning in a Depression-era Jewish community and eventually arriving at a rural New England farm, the locus of her creative life.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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