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Autumn / Karl Ove Knausgaard ; with illustrations by Vanessa Baird ; translated from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey.

Autumn /  Karl Ove Knausgaard ; with illustrations by Vanessa Baird ; translated from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey.
The first entry in a planned four-part autobiographical series presents sensory letters written to the author's unborn daughter that describe his childhood and daily life with his wife and older children in rural Sweden.


Freud : the making of an illusion / Frederick Crews.

Freud : the making of an illusion / Frederick Crews.
An assessment of psychoanalysis and the views of its creator reveals Sigmund Freud's blunders with patients, his misunderstandings about the psychological controversies of his time, and how he advanced his career on the appropriated findings of others.


Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary / Walter Stahr.

Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary / Walter Stahr.
Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for war crimes, some serious and some merely political. He was essential to the nation's survival, and Lincoln never wavered in his support for Stanton. As Lincoln lay dying, Stanton took over the government, informing the nation of the attacks on Lincoln and others, starting the investigation of the assassination, Under Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson, Stanton insisted that the army had to remain in the South, to protect blacks and Unionists, while the president wanted to withdraw the troops. It was Johnson's ill-advised attempt to remove Stanton that led to the first impeachment of a president, an impeachment Johnson survived by a single vote. The New York diarist George Templeton Strong described Stanton after his death as 'honest, patriotic, able, indefatigable, warm-hearted, unselfish, incorruptible, arbitrary, capricious, tyrannical, vindictive, hateful, and cruel. But Stanton was also Lincoln's right-hand man, responsible with Lincoln and Grant for saving the Union. In this, the first full biography of Stanton in fifty years, Stahr restores this complicated American hero to his proper place in our national story.--Jacket.


A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers / Hannah Kimberley.

A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers / Hannah Kimberley.


Dirty wars and polished silver : the life and times of a war correspondent turned ambassatrix / Lynda Schuster.

Dirty wars and polished silver : the life and times of a war correspondent turned ambassatrix / Lynda Schuster.
From a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, an exuberant memoir of life, love, and transformation on the frontlines of conflicts around the world. Growing up in 1970s Detroit, Lynda Schuster felt certain life was happening elsewhere. And as soon as she graduated from high school, she set out to find it. Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is Schuster's story of her life abroad as a foreign correspondent in war-torn countries, and, later, as the wife of a U.S. Ambassador. It chronicles her time working on a kibbutz in Israel, reporting on uprisings in Central America and a financial crisis in Mexico, dodging rocket fire in Lebanon, and grieving the loss of her first husband, a fellow reporter, who was killed only ten months after their wedding. But even after her second marriage, to a U.S. diplomat, all the black-tie parties and personal staff and genteel Ambassatrix School grooming in the world could not protect her from the violence of war. Equal parts gripping and charming, Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is a story about one woman's quest for self-discovery--only to find herself, unexpectedly, more or less back where she started: wiser, saner, more resolved. And with all her limbs intact--


Hail to the chin : further confessions of a B movie actor / Bruce Campbell with Craig Sanborn ; introduction by John Hodgman.

Hail to the chin : further confessions of a B movie actor / Bruce Campbell with Craig Sanborn ; introduction by John Hodgman.
Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous--from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on ... Burn Notice and his new STARZ ... series Ash vs Evil Dead--Amazon.com.


 

 

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