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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States   In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful... more...

There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness.Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting….You have in your hands the strange, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating tale of a woman named Cupcake. It begins as... more...

Reginald Jones was nothing less than a genius. And his appointment to the Intelligence Section of Britain's Air Ministry in 1939 led to some of the most astonishing scientific and technological breakthroughs of the Second World War. In "Most Secret War" he details how Britain stealthily stole the war from under the Germans' noses by outsmarting their intelligence at every turn. He tells of the 'battle of the beams'; detecting and defeating flying... more...

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Over his twenty-plus year tenure in Hollywood, Spike Lee has produced a number of controversial films that unapologetically confront sensitive social issues, particularly those of race relations and discrimination. Through his honest portrayals of life's social obstacles, he challenges the public to reflect on the world's problems and divisions. The innovative director created a name for himself with feature films such as Do the Right... more...

<div><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 27.5pt">T</span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">his volume in the <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Writers Lives </i>series offers a reassessment of Shakespeare and his creative output from his earliest work through his ‘mature' drama and the late plays, taking into account our current knowledge of Shakespeare's biography and consensus on key... more...

With the beautiful, powerful, and sexy Madame Chiang Kai-Shek at the center of one of the great dramas of the twentieth century, this is the story of the founding of modern China, starting with a revolution that swept away more than 2,000 years of monarchy, followed by World War II, and ending in eventual loss to the Communists and exile in Taipei. Praised by China scholar Jonathan Spence for “an impressive amount of telling material, drawn from a... more...

Graeme Sparkes' father was deployed to Kaitaichi, Japan a few months after Hiroshima, aged just 18. A few months later, he had a psychotic episode and spent the next four months in a Japanese psychiatric hospital. This Australian memoir by Melbourne resident and TESOL teacher, Graeme Sparkes is in the same vein as 'Angela's Ashes'. It details the challenges of growing up in the 50s and 60s with a father who had severe mental illness and a gambling... more...