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Besharam: On Love and Other Bad Behaviors

A phenomenal debut, ideal for readers interested in women’s issues and women’s voices.
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The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

Pair this trivia book with Edward Gross and Mark Altman’s Nobody Does It Better: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond for a comprehensive history of all things Bond.

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Murder in Canaryville: The True Story Behind a Cold Case and a Chicago Cover-Up

In-depth and compelling investigative journalism that will resonate with those interested in organized crime and Chicago history and politics. Readers intrigued by this era in Chicago’s history may also enjoy Charles Hager’s Chicago Heights: Little Joe College, the Outfit, and the Fall of Sam Giancana.
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The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn

While Glenn and Nick Taylor’s biography John Glenn: A Memoir and Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff offer more details about NASA and Glenn’s role in the Space Race, George provides interesting insights into the mark he left on American culture.

Patti Smith on Patti Smith: Interviews and Encounters

An illuminating compilation and study of an American artistic treasure. This study is both a finely wrought biographical snapshot and an opportunity to sit in on conversations with one of the sharpest and most provocative minds of our time.
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George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters

Harrison’s humanity, thoughtfulness, and humor are on rich display throughout, and a portrait of his entire life emerges. A fascinating addition to the voluminous catalog of Beatle-related literature.
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The Brown Bullet: Rajo Jack’s Drive To Integrate Auto Racing

Poehler has done a fine job of researching the life of Rajo Jack, relating his determination and poise in the face of discrimination.
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All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy’s 1968 Tour of Appalachia

This fast-paced narrative, focusing less on Kennedy and more on local people, will find audiences among those who enjoyed J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy and Tony Horowitz’s Spying on the South.

Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock

Harrison’s story is a compelling one. This superbly written, absorbing biography of a woman succeeding on her own terms will resonate with fans of Hollywood stories, as well as those who appreciate celebrations of previously unsung women.

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