Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9780735224124
Copyright Year : 2020-02-04
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” —Boston Globe Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he is not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War cast him as the nation's hero, he was desperate to retire, but the founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. When he retired years later, no one talked him out of it. He left the highest office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty must confront his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the men, women, and children he owns--before he succumbs to death. With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have readers--including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads--inhaling every page.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Viking
ISBN_10 : 9780735224100
Copyright Year : 2020
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"In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he's not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. Coe focuses on his activities off the battlefield--like espionage and propaganda. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War, Washington once again shocked the world by giving up power, only to learn his compatriots wouldn't allow it. The founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. He established enduring norms but left office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty finally confronted his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the hundreds of men, women, and children he owned--before succumbing to a brutal death. Alexis Coe combines rigorous research and unsentimental storytelling, finally separating the man from the legend."--

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 0578655993
Copyright Year : 2020-04-18
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Sixty-one current and former Broadway Blueshirts players and coaches share their memories of their time with one of the NHL's most beloved franchises in You Never Forget Your First: A Collection of New York Rangers Firsts. Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin have collected reminiscences from such fan favorites as Rod Gilbert, Brad Park, Pete Stemkowski, Dave Maloney, Don Murdoch, Barry Beck, John Vanbiesbrouck, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Stephane Matteau, Henrik Lundqvist and many others. Spanning more than 60 years, from Eddie Shack in 1958 to Adam Fox in 2019, these proud Rangers cover everything from playing for and with their first coaches and captains to their first training camps, playoff games, and even their first fights and so much more. As former Rangers captain Ryan Callahan writes in his foreword to this unique book, "the players provide a look into the life of a professional hockey player with their stories and recollections. Starting with when they were kids and then as they progressed into manhood and a career in the NHL, the players in this book all bring something to the table that will enlighten any hockey fan."

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Zebra Books
ISBN_10 : 9781420145199
Copyright Year : 2018-06-01
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Within the Worthingtons’ extended family circle, laughter and romance rule, and a young lady never settles for less than true love . . . With her three good friends all recently married, Elizabeth Turley is ready for some husband-hunting of her own. One gentleman in particular sparks her interest. Geoffrey, Earl of Harrington is tall, handsome, and dashing. He’s also just a bit too sure of himself. But Elizabeth has observed enough about the rules of attraction to pique the earl’s attention. Yet once she has it, the discovery of a troubling secret taints her future happiness . . . Lord Harrington must marry or lose a prestigious position in Brussels, and pretty, well-connected Elizabeth fits his needs admirably. But could it be that he has underestimated his bride? She doesn’t bat an eye in the face of the danger they encounter overseas. She’s strong-willed, intelligent, and more enticing each day—yet also more indifferent to him. Now Geoffrey faces his greatest challenge: to woo and win his own wife, or risk losing her for good . . . Praise for The Worthingtons “The happy and chaotic family life that takes place around the edges of the love story is what makes this novel so delightful. A fun read.” – Kirkus Reviews on It Started with a Kiss “Quinn offers a refreshing take on historical-romance conventions. . . . Grace Burrowes’ readers will also appreciate the intelligent commentary on issues of the day.” – Booklist on When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Publisher : Millbrook Press
ISBN_10 : 9781541581678
Copyright Year : 2019-08-01
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In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Freda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice. Her desperation grew with each unanswered letter—and her father's razor soon went missing. On January 25, Alice publicly slashed her ex-fiancée's throat. Her same-sex love was deemed insane by her father that very night, and medical experts agreed: This was a dangerous and incurable perversion. As the courtroom was expanded to accommodate national interest, Alice spent months in jail—including the night that three of her fellow prisoners were lynched (an event which captured the attention of journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells). After a jury of "the finest men in Memphis" declared Alice insane, she was remanded to an asylum, where she died under mysterious circumstances just a few years later. Alice + Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Notion Press
ISBN_10 : 9781945579141
Copyright Year : 2016-07-11
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I am sure the title reminded you of someone. Maybe it brought a tiny smile on your face, remembering someone; maybe a flashback moment, which was definitely more than a moment that knocked your heart; maybe some frustration that crept in your mind, leaving some creases on your forehead; or maybe you just felt like ignoring it after the initial thought. Whatever the case may be, it simply means that it is still alive deep in your heart, maybe imprisoned by the walls of anger, hatred, ego or guilt—irrespective of your acceptance. Is it necessary to forget your first love? It is a question that arises in the minds of many. Some say yes, and some say no, while others just ignore it. Read the story, and I am sure you can relate to it, one way or another, and who knows, you might find an answer.

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Genre : Transportation
Publisher : Dundurn
ISBN_10 : 9781550025507
Copyright Year : 2005
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A hilarious story collection that describes the trials and tribulations that often follow the decision to purchase a car for the first time.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781501160370
Copyright Year : 2020-04-14
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A wondrous debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder. David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. But the more of the hidden blueprint of life he uncovered, the harder the universe seemed to try to thwart him. His specimen collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake—which sent more than a thousand of his discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered. Many might have given up, given in to despair. But Jordan? He surveyed the wreckage at his feet, found the first fish he recognized, and confidently began to rebuild his collection. And this time, he introduced one clever innovation that he believed would at last protect his work against the chaos of the world. When NPR reporter Lulu Miller first heard this anecdote in passing, she took Jordan for a fool—a cautionary tale in hubris, or denial. But as her own life slowly unraveled, she began to wonder about him. Perhaps instead he was a model for how to go on when all seemed lost. What she would unearth about his life would transform her understanding of history, morality, and the world beneath her feet. Part biography, part memoir, part scientific adventure, Why Fish Don’t Exist reads like a fable about how to persevere in a world where chaos will always prevail.

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Genre : Photography
Publisher : Chronicle Books
ISBN_10 : 0811856925
Copyright Year : 2006-10-26
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Displays photographs of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by the Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray with whom she had an affair and exchanged paintings, photographs, and passionate love letters, which are included in this beautiful volume. 12,500 first printing.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Notion Press
ISBN_10 : 9781642499261
Copyright Year : 2018-04-23
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Love is four letter word and so is Hate.. No one can tell the difference. The book unfolds a candid narration by a love to hate struck, spellbound guy Maddy who confesses his hate to love you. Diya his soul mate and the confession would take a different turn in each others life. Will Diya be able to fall for Maddy? Beware it will numb all your senses

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