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‘Walk a mile in my shoes’... Great biographies and memoirs are books that give us an insight that even the most personal and private conversation can’t provide. They have the power to deepen and enrich our own humanity, through the knowledge and understanding of another.

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Unless you are extremely fortunate, it is unlikely you will be surrounded by people who have lived extraordinary lives who are ready to sit you down and teach you all the lessons they learned. Nothing captures those insights and lessons of a life lived, better than a book.

Whilst many people find it difficult to prioritize the time to sit down and read fiction, thinking it is ‘entertainment’ and not essential. A great biography or memoir can provide lessons to improve your life, or the work you do.

Fascinating lives captured impeccably: the great  and the best biographies and autobiographies are more than books, they are a record of our shared humanity.

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Biography Catherine The Great by Robert K. Massie

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Memoir The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

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Broken Silence

I am Jean Dorff, and was sexual abused from the age of 7 by close family members. As young as I was, I knew that something terribly wrong was done to me. I became very inwards focused and started to create walls around me that only a few could see and come through. On...

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A Shiver of Wonder

He was an ATHEIST who became the BEST-SELLING Christian author in history.He was an intellectual prig who was transformed into a man who had a mind and heart awake to holiness. He had no posterity, but few men in history have been so deeply loved by children.  He was...

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Woman In Scarlet

HOT NEW RELEASE! An inspirational memoir of one woman’s 28-year journey from aspirations of becoming one of the first female officers within the fabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to overcoming the harsh realities of discrimination, injustice and personal...

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Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour

The shocking true crime story of a beloved Hollywood star gone too soon—told by the captain of the boat on which Natalie Wood spent her last night.   Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour is the long?awaited, detailed account of events that led to the mysterious death of...

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The Generals

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, from World War I to World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the...

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The Nazis Next Door

A Newsweek Best Book of the Year: “Captivating . . . rooted in first-rate research” (The New York Times Book Review).   In this New York Times bestseller, once-secret government records and interviews tell the full story of the thousands of Nazis—from concentration...

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Borrowed Time

The tragic true story of a love cut short by AIDS, written by National Book Award winner Paul MonetteIn 1974, Paul Monette met Roger Horwitz, the man with whom he would share more than a decade of his life. In 1986, Roger died of complications from AIDS. Borrowed Time...

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War Letters 1914–1918

Wilbert Spencer was 17 years old when the First World War began. With one year still to complete at school, he decided to join the British army instead. Within four months he was leading 200 men to the front; within eight months he was dead.Published for the first...

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The Peter Principle

The classic #1 New York Times bestseller that answers the age-old questionWhy is incompetence so maddeningly rampant and so vexingly triumphant?The Peter Principle, the eponymous law Dr. Laurence J. Peter coined, explains that everyone in a hierarchy—from the office...

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The Billion Dollar Spy

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA’s Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years...

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Churchill

From the “most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America” (Wall Street Journal), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston ChurchillIn Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex...

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The Sword Swallower and a Chico Kid

"Gary Robinson delivers a powerful message!" Onlinebookclub.org Duke Reynolds ran away from a volatile and broken home to join the traveling circus. He spends his life entertaining people on every city street corner, circus tent, and coliseum until one day something...

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Acres of Diamonds

American Baptist minister and lawyer, Russell Conwell was the founder and first President of Temple University who is best remembered for his speech, "Acres of Diamonds", in which he puts forth the idea that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, but rather all...

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A Man Called Intrepid

A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William...

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Brief Candle in the Dark

In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most...

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Motherhood: Lost and Found

A chronicle of family tragedy and triumph! Horsewoman Ann Campanella returns home to North Carolina, ready to build a farm and start a family. Her mother spirals into Alzheimer's at the same time Ann experiences multiple miscarriages. Ann's love of horses grounds her...

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Sacred Journey

In the Christian life, we have the privilege of being led by the Good Shepherd, but every journey has to end. In a word picture framed by her final eighteen months on earth, Ward Tanneberg tenderly unpacks Dixie's story, that of a private woman who lived a public...

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Pear Shaped

Reviews"This book is funny, moving and inspirational. I read some of it and had to get him on my radio show." Christian O'Connell, Absolute Radio Breakfast Show DJ"So honest, uninhibited, down-to-earth and readable despite the difficult subject. The best non-fiction...

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It Worked for Me

Colin Powell, one of America’s most admired public figures, reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career in this inspiring and engrossing memoir.A beautiful companion to his previous memoir, the #1 New York Times bestseller My American Journey, Powell’s...

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A Man Called Intrepid

A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William...

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My Beloved World

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the...

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Unthinkable

An Amazon Best Nonfiction Book of the MonthIndiebound Bestseller Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary casesOur brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we...

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Blind

Imagine that the most severe physical pain and sorrow of your life was caused by the people you trusted most. In the spring of 2007, Belo Cipriani was beaten and robbed of his sight at the hands of his childhood friends. "Blind: A Memoir" chronicles the two years...

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Wouldn’t Be Fittin’

This book is about Douglas Haas-Bennett, also known as "Miss Doug," owner of Raleigh Creative Costumes, wife of novelist Ben Haas and inventor Willard Bennett, mother, stepmother, and grandmother, humorous, generous, and strong-willed. If you know her, there's a very...

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Apauk, Caller of Buffalo

Blackfoot boy Apauk longs to be the Buffalo Caller, the member of the tribe responsible for luring buffalo to a death trap concealed beyond the edge of a cliff. Apauk endures many tests, some of them heartbreaking, before he learns the ‘medicine’ or secret to being a...

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A River in Darkness

An Amazon Charts Most Read and Most Sold book.The harrowing true story of one man’s life in—and subsequent escape from—North Korea, one of the world’s most brutal totalitarian regimes.Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a...

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Mistress of the Vatican

Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican, a scintillating biography of a powerful yet little-known woman whose remarkable...

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Hanging the Artificial Sun

Mud, whiskey, pole dancers and the girl from homeroom… Welcome to the Marine Corps. This is our story.You and I are going to take journey and it will begin with the photo on my desk of a girl from my high school homeroom. Despite the age of the photo I can still feel...

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Thirty Years in the White House

Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House is both a riveting slave narrative and a fascinating insider’s look at the First Family during the Lincoln administration. Keckley was the First Lady’s seamstress and...

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A Life Half Lived

Twenty year-old Speedy Chase Rodgers seemed to have it all. His family loved him dearly. His generosity and sense of humor made him popular among his peers. His speed, agility, and competitive nature made him a force to be reckoned with on the football field. Young...

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Out of My Later Years

An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian Divided by subject matter—“Science,” “Convictions and Beliefs,” “Public Affairs,” etc.—these essays consider everything...

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Woman on the Verge of Paradise

**AWARD WINNING MEMOIR OF EXCELLENCE FOR 2016!**She's 4 feet, 8 inches of heartfelt ferocity, and nothing can stop this post-pubescent spitfire from claiming her fairytale--not jarring tragedy, not penile incompetence, not even the explosive demise of a new marriage....

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Bitter Is the New Black

New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster takes you from sorority house to penthouse to poorhouse in her hilarious memoir of living the sweet life—until real life kicked her to the curb.She had the perfect man, the perfect job—hell, she had the perfect life—and...

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In No Particular Order

It’s true that life is linear, but the living of it is all over the map. In this memoir-in-vignettes, novelist Kevin Brennan (Parts Unknown, Yesterday Road) examines his life the way memories occur in the wild: in no particular order. Whether it’s recalling high...

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No Dream Is Too High

Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life - both in outer space and on earth. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list...

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