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All three of Jenny Tomlin's bestselling memoirs in one eBook collection: her number one bestselling childhood memoir of abuse, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS; the sequel to her bestselling memoir, written with her sister, SILENT SISTERS; and NEVER ALONE telling her own - and other - stories of those surviving abuse.

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She thought she’d have more time. Laurie Notaro figured she had at least a few good years left. But no–it’s happened. She has officially lost her marbles. From the kid at the pet-­food store checkout line whose coif is so bizarre it makes her seethe “I’m going to kick his hair’s ass!­” to the hapless Sears customer-­service rep on the receiving end of her Campaign of Terror, no one is safe from Laurie’s wrath. Her cranky side seems to have eaten the rest of her–inner-­thigh Chub Rub and all. And the results are breathtaking. Her riffs on e-­mail spam (“With all of these irresistible offers served up to me on a plate, I WANT A PENIS NOW!!­”), eBay (“There should be an eBay wading pool, where you can only bid on Precious Moments figurines and Avon products, that you have to make it through before jumping into the deep end”), and the perils of St. Patrick’s Day (“When I’m driving, the last thing I need is a herd of inebriates darting in and out of traffic like loaded chickens”) are the . . .

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From a murder in Paris to a courtroom in California to a terrorist camp in the Gobi Desert, Don Brown's follow-­up to Treason and Hostage plunges into a suspense-­filled journey of danger, duty, and hope. The Commander's Bodyguard is Shannon McGilverry, a crack NCIS agent assigned to protect Navy JAG Officer Zack Brewer. Zack is being hunted by terrorists, stalked by a psychopath, and is working his way through a perilous, politically-­charged trial. When another Navy JAG officer is murdered, it's clear that Zack is in harm's way. As his bodyguard, Shannon must do more than protect Zack. She also must set aside her growing feelings for the brilliant attorney and investigate rumors that the love of his life, Diane Colcerninan, may still be alive. Zack finds himself in need of his faith more than ever as Navy SEALS launch a daring rescue attempt that has the potential to trigger World War III.

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In the first full-­length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, is “a robust full-­length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.­” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,­” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.­” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-­taught orphan from the Caribbean, he . . .

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The diary of a World War One U-­Boat commander. As well as being a fascinating glimpse of life on the German U-­boats during the intense submarine blockade, this also reminds us there were humans involved - on both sides of the action - as we read too of the intimate thoughts and intense love of a man longing for his sweetheart.

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Reg Kray is one of Britain's most notorious criminals. Together with his brother Ron, he rose through the ranks of London's East End gangland to run an evil empire of vice and villainy. But, after half a lifetime behind bars, Reg wants to set the record straight. Here, in his own words, is the true story of his life as one half of a criminal double act with his brother Ron, the chilling career of two street-­wise kids who became standard-­bearers of violence - from fire-­bombings to shootings and cold-­blooded murder. But here too is the inner voice of a one-­time mobster who learned compassion through his own struggle to come to terms with a life sentence.

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Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-­year-­old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed, she would become an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries. But Queen Isabella’s political machinations led generations of historians to malign her, earning her a reputation as a ruthless schemer and an odious nickname, “the She-­Wolf of France.­” Now the acclaimed author of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Alison Weir, reexamines the life of Isabella of England, history’s other notorious and charismatic medieval queen. Praised for her fair looks, the newly wed Isabella was denied the attentions of Edward II, a weak, sexually ambiguous monarch with scant taste for his royal duties. As their marriage progressed, Isabella was neglected by her dissolute husband and slighted by his favored male . . .

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A Notable Book An Terrific Read of the Year A Best Book of the Year A Favorite Book of the Year A Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Best Book of the Year A Best Book of the Year An Best Book of the Decade The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-­painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-­16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.

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In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.­” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876 and had finished it by August 3. The book was edited by Charles Darwin's son Francis Darwin, who removed several passages about Darwin's critical views of God and Christianity (see Charles Darwin's views on religion). It was published in London by John Murray as part of The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter.

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