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1 867-5309 Jenny: The Song That Saved Me [Portable Document Format (PDF)]
by Alex Call
  Alex Call has been a hit recording artist and songwriter for over thirty years. His muse is legendary in the industry, and his songs have become musical icons of American pop culture. His expansive repertoire of Billboard Hot 100 hits includes: 867-5309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News Perfect World by Huey Lewis and the News Little Too Late by Pat Benatar Just Take My Heart by Mr. Big New Romeo by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes Alex was... more info>> (Published: 2011)
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2 A Skating Life: My Story
by Dorothy Hamill
  After winning the Olympic Gold in 1976 at age 19, Dorothy Hamill was 'America's Sweetheart' and an idol to millions. She swept the nation with her signature haircut "Hamill" camel spin, and sparkling smile. But this gifted and supremely talented figure skater lived a life off the ice encumbered with family and financial tribulations. She and her mother spent long months away from her father and siblings so she could properly train, and Dorothy often questioned whether the outcome was worth the s... more info>> (Published: 2007)
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3 Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation [Secure eReader]
by Eboo Patel
  With a new afterword   Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.
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4 Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend [MultiFormat]
by Kal Wagenheim
  The most famous and enduring baseball player in history, Babe Ruth, is remembered for his dramatic heroism not only on the baseball diamond but also in his life. Kal Wagenheim illustrates this larger-than-life athlete in his book Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, and describes him as both a product of his childhood in Baltimore and of his formative years as a New York Yankee. Ruth struggled desperately with the dramatic contrast between the poverty of his youth and the glamour and stardom that his... more info>> (Published: 1990)

Words: 110225 - Reading Time: 314-440 min.
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5 Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life
by Michael Greenberg
  To the literary elite, Michael Greenberg has always been known for his trenchant and moving columns that appear biweekly in the Times Literary Supplement. But when critics hailed his memoir Hurry Down Sunshine as a classic, Greenberg became a household name. Beg, Borrow, Steal is an autobiography in installments, set in NewYork, where the author depicts the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft, or simply stay alive. He finds himself writing about golf, a game that he nev... more info>>
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6 Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalise Euthanasia [Secure eReader]
by Neal Nicol, Harry L Wylie
  Jack Kevorkian is best known for inventing the 'suicide machine' and being an outspoken proponent of the right to die with dignity. He has revolutionised the way the world thinks about euthanasia. Until now his story has never been properly told, but in this fully-authorised biography Kevorkian lifts his self-imposed silence through his closest associates. In addition to his work on pioneering 'living wills' and the assisted suicide machine, he was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work in pat... more info>>
Category: People/General Nonfiction

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7 Between You and Me: A Memoir [Secure eReader]
by Mike Wallace, Gary Paul Gates
  It is staggering to think of how many important historical and cultural figures Mike Wallace has interviewed over the course of his legendary career. With great humor and insight, he recalls his encounters with such luminaries as Eleanor Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Yassir Arafat, Frank Lloyd Wright, Salvador Dali, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner, and many more. From his early days, Wallace displayed a no--holds--barred interviewing technique that distinguished ... more info>>
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8 Biography of a Slave [Secure eReader]
by Charles Thompson
  In publishing this book I hope to do good not only to my own race, but to all who may read it. I am not a book-maker, and make no pretensions to literary attainments; and I have made no efforts to create for myself a place in the literary, book-making ranks. I claim for my book truthfulness and honesty of purpose, and upon that basis it must succeed or fail. The Biography of a Slave is called for by a very large number of my immediate acquaintances, and, I am assured, will meet with such recepti... more info>>
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9 Brandeis [MultiFormat]
by Lewis J. Paper
  BRANDEIS is the inspiring story of one of America's greatest Supreme Court Justices, Louis D. Brandeis. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Brandeis quickly rose to power as "the people's attorney" and later became an advisor to Woodrow Wilson, the leader of the American Zionist movement, and a close confidant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. BRANDEIS is a compelling account of his personal and public life including his fight to save the Jews from Hitler's Germany and Brandeis' touching support of ... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 229916 - Reading Time: 656-919 min.
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10 Chosen by a Horse: a memoir
by Susan Richards
  “Proof that love for another animal can alone make one human and humane: wit and crushing sadness chasing each other all across the page; intelligence and bravery and perfect literary pitch... Damn great.”—Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of Dark Horses and Black Beauties: Animals; Women, a Passion “A bold and sensitive memoir of what it means to open one’s heart to love... A magnificent read.”—Adele von Rust McCormick, Ph.D and Marlena Deborah McCormic... more info>>
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11 Chosen Forever: a memoir
by Susan Richards
  “Richards reflects on how rich life becomes when one travels her own best path. . . . Richards writes more courageously than she perhaps realizes, and each page of this uplifting book will touch a chord in everyone who enjoyed her first book.”-- Booklist “Charismatic. . . Engaging writing by an honest self-explorer.”-- Kirkus Reviews Praise for Chosen by a Horse: “An inspired story of what family means, and what the loss of one can do to us, and for us.”&... more info>>
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12 Clemente! [MultiFormat]
by Kal Wagenheim
  Roberto Clemente was first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame. This classic book by baseball historian Kal Waggenehim illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburg Pirates. Clemente was tragically killed in a plane crash, but his legend lives on in this thoughtful collection of memories from his family and supporters. (Published: 1973)

Words: 84285 - Reading Time: 240-337 min.
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13 Clemente! [MultiFormat]
by Kal Wagenheim
  Roberto Clemente, one of history's greatest and most memorable Hispanic baseball stars, led a remarkable professional and personal life, until he met an untimely death in 1972 in a plane crash while on a mission of mercy to the site of a disastrous earthquake in Nicaragua. The first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemente is honored once again in this book that illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburgh ... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 84627 - Reading Time: 241-338 min.
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14 Confessions of a Showman: My Life in the Circus [Secure eReader]
by Gerry Cottle
  Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to join the circus when he was just 15 and soon married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time he was the owner of the biggest circus in the world until his growing cocaine addiction led to his arrest and bankruptcy. He recovered, and, ever the showman, went on to make millions with the first ever non-animal circus, the Moscow and Chinese State circuses, and the Circus of Horrors.
Category: People/History

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15 Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence [Secure eReader]
by Seth Shostak
  Aliens are big in America. Whether they've arrived via rocket, flying saucer, or plain old teleportation, they've been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for decades, and they've fascinated moviegoers and television watchers for more than fifty years. About half of us believe that aliens really exist, and millions are convinced they've visited Earth. For twenty-five years, SETI has been looking for the proof, and as the program's senior astronomer, Seth Shostak explains in this engrossing b... more info>>
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16 Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again
by Drew Pinsky, Ph.D.
  Dr. Drew Pinsky is best known as the co-host of the long-running radio advice program Loveline. But his workday is spent at a major Southern California clinic, treating the severest cases of drug dependency and psychiatric breakdown. In this riveting book, Pinsky reveals the intimate and often shocking stories of his patients as they struggle with emotional trauma, sexual abuse, and a host of chemical nemeses: alcohol, marijuana, Ecstasy, heroin, speed, cocaine, and prescription drugs. At the ce... more info>>
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17 Diary of a Teenage Hustler [MultiFormat]
by Edward Petty
  Seventeen year old Ricky Devlin didn't have a life like other young boys his age. His past was filled with memories of alcoholism, drug abuse and family discord. It seemed to him like his only outlet was to write about it all inside his so-called "diaries". (Published: 2006)

Words: 11538 - Reading Time: 32-46 min.
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18 Drugs Are Nice [Secure eReader]
by Lisa Crystal Carver
  In 1987 in the small town of Dover, New Hampshire, Lisa and her best friend Rachel--both seventeen--set up a punk show at the Veteran's Hall. When the headlining act got lost and drunk and never showed up, the audience was angry and the promoters hid in the bathroom. Then Lisa got an idea. The girls put on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, mounted the stage, smoked cigars, caterwauled, took off their clothes and hit things and people. Suckdog--called 'the most interesting band in the world' b... more info>>
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19 Duke [MultiFormat]
by Bill Gutman
  Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was one of jazz's greatest innovators. Join Bill Gutman as he explores the fascinating life of this legend from his birth at the turn of the century to his death at the age of seventy-five. Interviewing Duke's friends, fans and fellow musicians, Gutman documents the progression of a man who dedicated his life to crafting the ever-changing sound of jazz. Gutman plunges into the history of jazz from its origin in the black America honky-tonk sounds of the Ragtime Er... more info>> (Published: 1977)

Words: 42358 - Reading Time: 121-169 min.
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20 Endeavor to Persevere: A Memoir on Jimmy Connors, Arthur Ashe, Tennis and Life [Secure eReader]
by Douglas Henderson Jr.
  Author Douglas Henderson Jr. had a typical childhood as an African-American growing up in the Bronx in the late 1960's. Upon discovering tennis, his life would drastically change by bringing him together with Jimmy Connors. Thanks to this meeting, Henderson would become a close friend and confidante to the tennis pro and would go on to meet and work with other legendary players such as Arthur Ashe, Bjorn Borg and many more. Join Henderson as he takes you behind the scenes of the world of tennis... more info>>
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21 Extradited!: One Man's Prison Hell and His Lover's Fight for Justice [Secure eReader]
by Andrew Crofts
  A man wrongly imprisoned in a foreign country for drug smuggling and the girlfriend who led the fight to free him tell this extraordinary account of prison horror and endurance, laced with romance and adventure. John Packwood and Jane Amestoy alternate chapters as they recount John's Spanish imprisonment and extradition to Morocco, as Jane's case eventually catches the attention of politicians, human rights campaigners, and celebrities such as George Clooney, Hugh Grant, Joseph Fiennes, Damien H... more info>>
Category: People/Politics/Government

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22 Eyes in the Alley [MultiFormat]
by Vallie Fletcher Taylor
  To most people, the Great Depression brings to mind shantytowns and fields buried in dust, breadlines and shuttered banks. For young Vallie Fletcher, it was a time when she startled her San Antonio neighbors by jumping off garage rooftops, convinced she can soar into the air. After all, that's what she did during a near-death experience at age two. It was a time when she looked into the face of a starving child, a face that would haunt her throughout her childhood. Segregation rules that did not... more info>> (Published: 2009)

Words: 109960 - Reading Time: 314-439 min.
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23 Faraday as a Discoverer [Secure eReader]
by John Tyndall
  Daily and weekly, from all parts of the world, I receive publications bearing upon the practical applications of electricity. This great movement, the ultimate outcome of which is not to be foreseen, had its origin in the discoveries made by Michael Faraday, sixty-two years ago. From these discoveries have sprung applications of the telephone order, together with various forms of the electric telegraph.
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24 Final Call: The View from the Cockpit [Secure eReader]
by Colin Hilton
  Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome on board from the captain. My name is Colin Hilton and I shall be doing the flying this morning. Our route takes us from the airport to the wider world of aviation, with perhaps a glimpse of a personality or two enroute. Judgment will occasionally be clouded and I anticipate a little turbulence in relationships, besides odd flashes of inspiration. Do not let such rumblings spoil your enjoyment of the service. The crew today will be on hand to assist your journey. Th... more info>> (Published: 2004)
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25 Flying Foam: One Man's Failed Quest to Build a Flying Car [Secure eReader]
by Colin Hilton
  Few people set out to design a flying car and fewer survive the process. Colin Hilton is one of them. Over the course of four years--at the cost of one separation, one career and bankruptcy--he shows the world it cannot be done. What he salvages is a blueprint for another form of transport altogether: a flat-pack flying machine made of foam. "It will take us" he says, "toward the flying car." Dream on. In a unique 'developer's diary' he describes how you can build a surface-skimmer of your own a... more info>>
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