Biographies

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One Giant Leap: Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey
Leon Wagener

BIOGRAPHY ARMSTRONG
A biography of the first astronaut to walk on the moon draws on NASA archives and interviews with family and friends to portray an enigmatic and private man who braved the dangers of space travel to become a member of the Apollo 11 crew.


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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (Library Edition)
Eric Metaxas

BIOGRAPHY BONHOEFFER
Traces the life of the Christian theologian whose faith led him to speak out against Nazism and join in unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Hitler, discussing the personalities and experiences that shaped him and detailing his role in the religious resistance to Nazism.


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Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism
Temple Grandin

BIOGRAPHY GRANDIN
Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, the animal scientist describes how she and other people with autism perceive the world, and relates the ways in which she has been able to adapt and have a successful career.


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Unbowed
Wangari Maathai

BIOGRAPHY MAATHAI
Hugely charismatic, humble, and possessed of preternatural luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her extraordinary life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya.


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Conversations with Myself
Nelson Mandela

BIOGRAPHY MANDELA
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.


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Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature
Linda Lear

BIOGRAPHY POTTER
Details the life of the children’s author and illustrator who created such memorable characters as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Tom Kitten.


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Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
Kate Buford

BIOGRAPHY THORPE
Chronicles defining moments in the career of the preeminent American athlete, from his contributions to college football and gold-medal wins at the 1912 Olympics to his role in shaping professional football and baseball, in a portrait that also discusses his private struggles and political views.


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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Mark Twain

BIOGRAPHY TWAIN
In the first complete and uncensored edition of his autobiography, one of America’s foremost authors and humorists relates experiences lived, people encountered, places visited, and judgments rendered throughout his lifetime.


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Washington: A Life
Ron Chernow

BIOGRAPHY WASHINGTON
A comprehensive account of the life of George Washington negates the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man and instead reveals a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods who fiercely guarded his private life.


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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
Eric Metaxas

BIOGRAPHY WILBERFORCE
Traces the life story of the English abolitionist from his birth, to the religious conversion that led to his life of activism, to his twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, to his role in ending slavery in the British colonies.


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Frank Lloyd Wright
Ada Louise Huxtable

BIOGRAPHY WRIGHT
Provides a portrait of the American architect, describing his personal life, his career as a builder and craftsman, his architectural achievements, and his influence on the world of art and architecture.


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Hitchcock (Blu-ray / DVD Combo)
Rated PG-13

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Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won’t back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma, as he sets out to make the film.


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American Experience: Henry Ford
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BIOGRAPHY DVD FORD
The television program Henry Ford paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. Ford’s Model T automobile and his five-dollar-a-day wage ushered in the modern world, earning Ford reverence from millions of Americans. Yet many of the changes he wrought deeply troubled the car maker. In frustration, he battled his workers and bullied those who looked up to him, including his only son.


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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
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BIOGRAPHY DVD KAHLO
Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter: her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. This film combines Kahlo’s artwork with photos, archival films and interviews.


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Tesla
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BIOGRAPHY DVD TESLA
Recount the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius. Tesla’s surprising inventions are revealed in his autobiographical and scientific writings.


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