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Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty —Cooper, Anderson, author.

Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts. When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father's small boat ferrying supplies in ...

Educated : a memoir —Westover, Tara, author.

"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "hea...

Indian in the Cabinet : speaking truth to power —Wilson-Raybould, Jody, 1971- author.

Jody Wilson-Raybould was raised to be a leader. Inspired by the example of her grandmother, who persevered throughout her life to keep alive the governing traditions of her people, and raised as the daughter of a heredit...

Mennonite valley girl : a wayward coming of age —Funk, Carla, 1974- author.

"A funny and whip-smart memoir about a feisty young woman's quest for independence in an isolated Mennonite community. Carla Funk is a teenager with her hands on the church piano keys and her feet edging ever closer to t...

Meet Terry Fox —MacLeod, Elizabeth, author.

The latest title in the 'Scholastic Canada Biography' series showcases Terry Fox's remarkable story, just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope! Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, t...

Bourdain : the definitive oral biography —Woolever, Laurie, author.

"An unprecedented behind-the-scenes view into the life of Anthony Bourdain from the people who knew him best ... When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an in...

The happiest man on Earth : the beautiful life of an Auschwitz survivor —Jaku, Eddie, author.

"Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next s...

Can't hurt me : master your mind and defy the odds —Goggins, David, 1975- author.

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare -- poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself fr...

Boy from Buchenwald : the true story of a Holocaust survivor —Waisman, Robert, 1931- author.

"A powerful memoir about a Holocaust survivor who was deemed hopeless-and the rehabilitation center that gave him and other teen boys the chance to learn how to live again"-- Provided by publisher.

Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption —Hillenbrand, Laura.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--L...

From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way —Thistle, Jesse, author.

"From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himsel...

Over the boards : lessons from the ice —Wickenheiser, Hayley, 1978- author.

In 'Over the Boards', the greatest womens hockey player of all time, Hayley Wickenheiser, shares the lessons that won her four Olympic gold medals, and hard-earned wisdom distilled from moments when she fell short. Wicke...

The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive —Adlington, Lucy, 1970- author.

'The Dressmakers of Auschwitz' is a powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most n...

Educated a memoir —Westover, Tara.
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2018
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"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "hea...

The nine : the true story of a band of women who survived the worst of Nazi Germany —Strauss, Gwen, author.

"The Nine follows the true story of the author's great aunt Helene Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines...

Vanderbilt the rise and fall of an American dynasty —Cooper, Anderson, author.
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2021
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Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts. When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father's small boat ferrying supplies in ...

The weight of sand : my 450 days held hostage in the Sahara —Blais, Edith, 1984- author.

"An evocative, earth-shattering memoir about one woman's kidnapping and 450 days of captivity at the hands of terrorists-and her stunning escape to freedom. In January 2019, news outlets reported that a young Canadian wo...

The storyteller : tales of life and music —Grohl, David, author.

"In The Storyteller, a collection of moments from all periods of his life, Dave Grohl offers something rare--a real, raw, and honest portrait of an extraordinary life made up of ordinary moments. From his visceral love f...

Untamed —Doyle, Glennon, 1976- author.

"There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it le...

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