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Crown of blood : the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey / Nicola Tallis.

Crown of blood : the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey / Nicola Tallis.


George Lucas : a life / Brian Jay Jones.

George Lucas : a life / Brian Jay Jones.
The best-selling author of Jim Henson: The Biography traces the story of the man behind such blockbuster franchises as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, offering insight into the challenges he overcame and his influential legacy,--NoveList.


River of time : my descent into depression and how I emerged with hope / Naomi Judd, with Marcia Wilkie.

River of time : my descent into depression and how I emerged with hope / Naomi Judd, with Marcia Wilkie.
The Grammy-winning superstar and best-selling author of All That Is Bitter and Sweet shares the story of her struggles with depression, PTSD and addiction, a journey that included extended hospital stays and moving lessons about how to find hope and help,--NoveList.


Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography / David Bodanis.

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography / David Bodanis.
Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet, in the final decades of his life, he was ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. As writer David Bodanis explains here, this stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein's earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets. Einstein's imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe's structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth. Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein's intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how his conviction in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing. This intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist reveals how much we owe Einstein today--and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws.--Adapted from dust jacket.~A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes.


A perfect union of contrary things / Sarah Jensen with Maynard James Keenan.

A perfect union of contrary things /  Sarah Jensen with Maynard James Keenan.
In the first authorized biography of the musician best known as the lead vocalist in the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, as well as a successful vintner, gives unique insight into his history and career trajectory.


Freud in his time and ours / Élisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Catherine Porter.

Freud in his time and ours /  Élisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Catherine Porter.
Élisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century--a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, of a genius greatly admired and yet greatly misunderstood in his own time and in ours. Roudinesco traces Freud's life from his upbringing as the eldest of eight siblings in a prosperous Jewish-Austrian household to his final days in London, a refugee of the Nazis' annexation of his homeland. She recreates the milieu of fin de siècle Vienna in the waning days of the Habsburg Empire--an era of extraordinary artistic innovation, given luster by such luminaries as Gustav Klimt, Stefan Zweig, and Gustav Mahler. In the midst of it all, at the modest residence of Berggasse 19, Freud pursued his clinical investigation of nervous disorders, blazing a path into the unplumbed recesses of human consciousness and desire. Yet this revolutionary who was overthrowing cherished notions of human rationality and sexuality was, in his politics and personal habits, in many ways conservative, Roudinesco shows. In his chauvinistic attitudes toward women, and in his stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing threat of Hitler until it was nearly too late, even the analytically-minded Freud had his blind spots. Alert to his intellectual complexity--the numerous tensions in his character and thought that remained unresolved--Roudinesco ultimately views Freud less as a scientific thinker than as the master interpreter of civilization and culture.


Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and everything in between) / Lauren Graham.

Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and everything in between) / Lauren Graham.
This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing-up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling work years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick. -- Lauren Graham --


The princess diarist / Carrie Fisher.

The princess diarist /  Carrie Fisher.
From Princess Leia herself: another brilliantly hilarious self-examination of her unlikely life and times. A thoroughly original and intimate memoir by the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking.


Settle for more / written and read by Megyn Kelly.

Settle for more /  written and read by Megyn Kelly.
Anchor of the number one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career, to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.


 

 

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