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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
by James Comey

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<p>In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.</p><p>Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.</p>
An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew
by Annejet van der Zijl

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><b>The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age.</b></p><p>Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. Never once did she look back.</p><p>From the vantage point of the American upper class, Allene embodied the tumultuous Gilded Age. Over the course of four more marriages, she weathered personal tragedies during World War I and the catastrophic financial reversals of the crash of 1929. From the castles and châteaus of Europe, she witnessed the Russian Revolution and became a princess. And from the hopes of a young girl from Jamestown, New York, Allene Tew would become the epitome of both a pursuer and survivor of the American Dream.</p>
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
by Michael Wolff

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

January 05, 2018

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<p><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b></p><p>With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in <i>Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House</i>.</p><p>Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. </p><p>This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:<br />-- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him<br /> -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama<br /> -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired<br /> -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room<br /> -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing<br /> -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is<br /> -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers</p><p>Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, <i>Fire and Fury</i> shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.</p><p><b>“Essential reading.”</b>—Michael D’Antonio, author of <i>Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success</i>, CNN.com</p><p><b>“Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way…[<i>Fire and Fury</i>] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”</b>—<i>The Economist</i></p>
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess
by Andrew Morton

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<div><div><b>From Andrew Morton, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Diana: Her True Story</i>, comes a revealing, juicy, and inspiring biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress who won Prince Harry's heart.</b></div><div><br /></div><div>When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018.</div><div><br /></div><div>Since then, our fascination with the woman who has smashed the royal mold has rocketed. So different from those coy brides of recent history, Meghan is confident, charismatic, and poised; her warm and affectionate engagement interview won the hearts of the world.</div><div><br /></div><div>In this first-ever biography of the duchess-to-be, acclaimed royal biographer Andrew Morton goes back to Meghan's roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry's own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood as her mixed heritage was time and again used against her, her big break in the hit TV show Suits, and her work for a humanitarian ambassador-the latter so reminiscent of Princess Diana's passions. Finally, we see how the royal romance played out across two continents but was kept fiercely secret, before the news finally broke and Meghan was thrust into the global media's spotlight like never before. </div><div><br /></div><div>Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton introduces us to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has already had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold.</div></div><div><br /></div>
Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University</b><br /><br /><b><b>“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of <i>The Glass Castle.”</i>—<i>O: The Oprah Magazine</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable<i>.”</i>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Westover brings readers deep into this world, a milieu usually hidden from outsiders.”—<i>The Economist</i></b></b><br /><br />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 “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard.<br /><br /> Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent.<br /><br /> When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.<br /><br /> <i>Educated</i> is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
West Winging It: An Un-presidential Memoir
by Pat Cunnane

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<i>The West Wing</i> meets <i>The Office</i><b> </b>in this fresh and funny exclusive look into President Barack Obama’s years in the White House, directly from his senior writer and former Deputy Director of Messaging.<BR><BR><i>West Winging It: An Unpresidential Memoir</i> is the personal story of Pat Cunnane and his journey from outsider to insider, from his dreary job at a warehouse to his dream job at the White House. Pat pulls the drapes back on the most famous and exclusive building in the United States, telling the story of the real West Wing with compelling and quirky portraits of the people who populate the place, from the President to the press corps. Pat takes you into the Oval Office, providing a witty insider’s glimpse of that it’s really like—from the minutiae to the momentous—to work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.<BR> <BR> Along the way, Pat draws an intimate portrait of the side of President Obama that few were privy to—the funnyman, the nerd, the athlete, the caring parent. He describes both the small details—the time he watched in horror as the President reached over the sneeze guard at Chipotle—and the larger, historic moments, such as watching the President handle the news of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. In some ways, working at the White House is a lot like every office, and in some ways, it’s like no office ever. Pat recounts the time he accidentally slammed a door on Joe Biden, plotted to have the Pope bless him by faking a sneeze, and almost killed America’s First Dog.<BR> <BR> Pat’s story is one of proximity to history, revealing an office where both the historically momentous and the hilariously mundane occurred every day. He brings the White House to life with hysterical, heartwarming, and sharply observed depictions of the President and Vice President. It’s a fun portrait of a remarkable time and an extraordinary President, featuring a bunch of brilliant, quirky staffers bursting in and out of frame. He recounts the behind-the-scene highs and lows of the West Wing, from the elation of 2012 to the despair of 2016.<BR> <BR> Filled with sharp observations and exclusive photos, <i>West Winging It</i> is at its core a fish-out-of-water story—only these fish are trying to run the United States of America.
Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life
by Jack S. Deere

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p><strong>"Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable . . . this will change the landscape of your soul." —Ann Voskamp</strong></p><p><strong>"Filled with the raw pain, beauty, mystery, and grace that our hearts were meant for." <strong>—Matt Chandler</strong></strong></p><p>Prepare yourself for an unvarnished look at the Christian life, told now for the first time. A powerful memoir of finding beauty and friendship through the pain of loss, tragedy, and brokenness<em>, Even in Our Darkness</em> explores what it means to know God and be known by him.</p><p>Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up near Fort Worth, Texas in the 1950’s and the disintegration of his family following his father’s suicide. In his mid-twenties, Jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author.</p><p>But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then would Jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing.</p><p>An authentic story of the Christian life, <em>Even in Our Darkness </em>will serve as your own guide in overcoming life’s disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways.</p><p>"Jack Deere speaks on a vulnerable, raw, and honest level about his own narrative and the darkness he has encountered, both around him and within his own soul. He ultimately points the reader to the God who is always there and who always sustains." <strong>—Dr. John Townsend</strong></p><p>"Written beautifully and harrowingly—and so grippingly that you won’t want to stop reading—this story is everyone’s story." <strong>—Eric Metaxas</strong></p><p>"Raw, gritty, and transparent, Jack’s writing rings with effervescent joy and searing pain. I read the last seventy-five pages with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes. If I could, I’d send every person reading this a copy myself. It’s that good. <strong>—Lynn Vincent</strong></p>
Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage ...
by Cecile Richards

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR><b>“Richards offers practical advice and inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton</b><BR> <BR><b>“An enthralling memoir.” —<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b><BR> <BR><b>To Make Change, You Have to Make Trouble</b><BR> <BR>From Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, and a “heroine of the resistance” (<i>Vogue</i>)—comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice.<BR><BR>Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal’s office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. She had an extraordinary childhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her civil rights attorney father and activist mother taught their kids to be troublemakers. In the Richards household, the “dinner table was never for eating—it was for sorting precinct lists.”<BR> <BR>From the time Richards was a girl, she had a front-row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics. She watched her mother, Ann, transform from a housewife to an electrifying force in the Democratic party who made a name for herself as the straight-talking, truth-telling governor of Texas. But Richards also witnessed the pitfalls of public life that are unique to women. Her experiences paint a powerful portrait of the misogyny, sexism, fake news, and even the threat of violence confronting those who challenge authority.<BR> <BR>As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning minimum wage and learned that those in power don’t give it up without a fight. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time—from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time.<BR> <BR>She shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages readers to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way. Richards has dedicated her life to taking on injustice, and her memoir will inspire readers to hope and action.
Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World
by Eileen McNamara

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy.<BR><BR>While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter Eunice was tapping her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Now, in <i>Eunice</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara finally brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers’ shadow to show an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination and deep compassion born of rage: at the medical establishment that had no answers for her sister Rosemary; at the revered but dismissive father whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons; and at the government that failed to deliver on America’s promise of equality.<BR> <BR>Granted access to never-before-seen private papers—from the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London to her thoughts on motherhood and feminism—McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.
Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided ...
by , Trey Gowdy

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English

Pages

233

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship—even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting.<br /><br />Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010—as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives—they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation.<br /><br />In <i>Unified,</i> Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.

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