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One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017! Although Elizebeth Smith Friedman was one of World War II’s greatest codebreakers, her story has not yet been told. An integral player in shaping modern intelligence, Elizebeth led a life that “should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie” (The New York Times).

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A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times Best Book of 2012: A leading historian examines the controversial life of Joseph P. Kennedy and his family’s rise to political power. “The sort of biography that begs to be called ‘magisterial’” (The Boston Globe).

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“Suddenly, gaspingly, in-your-face funny” (Booklist): A mortician and a funeral director assemble the most extraordinary stories from their colleagues across the nation for a rollicking exploration of undertaking. “Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book” (Jonathan Maberry).

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Drawn from hours of exclusive interviews with the Piano Man himself, a music journalist chronicles the life and career of Billy Joel — from his Long Island working-class origins to his sold-out concerts around the world. “Funny, revealing, and poignant” (The Boston Globe).

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This “laser-sharp” book (Kirkus Reviews) delves into the relationship between the controversial sci-fi authors Asimov, Campbell, Heinlein, and Hubbard and explores their lasting influence on the genre. “A major work of popular culture scholarship that science fiction fans will devour” (Publishers Weekly starred review).

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A New York Times bestseller: After Mark Bittner moved to San Francisco’s storied Telegraph Hill, his life changed when he befriended a group of wild parrots who also called his neighborhood home. “This lovely book… will be very popular among animal-loving readers” (Booklist).

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A journalist in Nazi-occupied Paris, Nancy Wake worked as a spy for Allied forces and was notorious among the Gestapo for evading notice. In this stirring biography, learn about the heroic woman called “the white mouse” by her enemies.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller: After a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist noticed a beautiful mansion for sale, he delved into its history and the life of a Gilded Age heiress. “Deliciously scandalous… A thrilling study of the responsibilities and privileges that come with great wealth” (Publishers Weekly starred review).

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Based on the true account of a World War II POW who escaped from a Soviet gulag, this book chronicles Clemens Forell’s harrowing, years-long trek across Siberia to regain his freedom. “A story of human courage, endurance, and terror” (The Washington Post).

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In this New York Times bestseller, actor and comedian Lucille Ball tells her story — from landing her first role to becoming a Hollywood icon. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse with this intimate read “filled with light and laughter” (The New York Times Book Review).

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In this nonfiction account, Stuart Tootal chronicles his time as the leader of the British Army’s 3 PARA, engaging in dangerous combat in Afghanistan. “At last, a commander telling us the cold, harsh truth about this war. An excellent and compelling read” (USA Today bestselling author Andy McNab).

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Delve into this portrait of Sam Houston — a complex 19th-century figure who served as president of the Republic of Texas twice during its independence. “A valuable look at the forces behind the formation of Texas and its pivotal role in US expansion” (Kirkus Reviews).

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“Told with a poet’s sensibility” (The New York Times Book Review): Khizr Khan is the Muslim American Gold Star Father and Democratic National Convention speaker who captured hearts and minds across the country. Here he shares his powerful story — from growing up in rural Pakistan to laying his son to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Iconic poet and #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Angelou recounts the story of her marriage, her entry into show business, and her struggle with depression in this lyrical memoir. “Both her joy and her despair have twice as much impact as most people’s” (New York Magazine).

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“Witty and sincere” (Publishers Weekly starred review): Comedian Whitney Cummings transforms nightmarish dates, embarrassing stories, and mental anguish into a “hilarious” tell-all (People).

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