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The National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan offers a comprehensive account of the life of George Washington, disposing of the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man and instead bringing to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods who fiercely guarded his private life. 600,000 first printing.
Extraordinary, ordinary people : a memoir of family - Condoleezza Rice
The personal story of the former Secretary of State traces her childhood in segregated Alabama, describes the influence of people who shaped her life and pays tribute to her parents' characters and sacrifices. 80,000 first printing.
American Colossus : The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 - H. W. Brands
Publisher: Random House Inc Check Library CatalogPub Date: 10/12/2010
The Pulitzer Prize finalist author of The First American and Traitor to His Class chronicles how a small group of businessmen radically transformed post-Civil War America into an industrial giant, citing such events as railroad construction and early union activity. 75,000 first printing.
At Home : A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House Inc Check Library CatalogPub Date: 10/05/2010
The award-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything explores the ways in which homes reflect history, from a bathroom's revelations about medicine and hygiene to a kitchen's exposure of the stories of trade and nutrition. 600,000 first printing.
The multiple award-winning actress traces the story of her career from her junior high-school performance of the title character in Gypsy to her 2008 opening on Broadway as Louise's mother, Rose, in a candid account that also describes her personal and professional relationships.
The mask of Africa : glimpses of African belief - V. S. Naipaul
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Check Library CatalogPub Date: 10/19/2010
A cultural travelogue by the Nobel Prize-winning author of A Bend in the River analyzes the role of religion, mythology and other belief systems in Africa, tracing his journeys from Uganda and Nigeria through the Ivory Coast and South Africa. 50,000 first printing.
Tough Choices : A Memoir - Carly Fiorina
Publisher: Penguin Group USA Check Library CatalogPub Date: 09/25/2007
A former CEO, president, and chairperson of Hewlett-Packard traces her educational upsets before entering the business world in her twenties, her struggles as a high-profile businesswoman in a male-dominated arena, her role in HP's controversial merger, and her public firing. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The author of the best-selling Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World provides a new collection of inspiring cat stories, including a few more stories about Dewey himself, a tale about a divorced mother that saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve and more.
Life - Keith Richards and James Fox
Publisher: Little Brown & Co Check Library CatalogPub Date: 10/26/2010
The lead guitarist for The Rolling Stones offers a no-holds-barred account of his life, from a youth obsessed with Chuck Berry to his formation of the Stones and their subsequent stardom, in a book where the author frankly discusses his problems with drugs, his relationships, his estrangement from Mick Jagger, bandmate Brian Jones' death and more. 1.5 million first printing. $500,000 ad/promo.
Npr 40th Anniversary - Npr, Cokie Roberts and Susan Stamberg
The canine specialist star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan and his Emmy Award-winning executive producer outline an approach to dog training that focuses on discipline and balance while addressing his methods and critics. 300,000 first printing. TV tie-in.
Draws on the author's personal archive of never-before-seen papers to offer unique access to the private world of the incomparable world leader, who worked from prison to end apartheid in South Africa. By the author of Long Walk to Freedom. 150,000 first printing.
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