Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bookworm


Nonfiction

He Was My Chief by Christa Schroeder: Christa Schroeder, Adolf Hitler's personal secretary from 1933 until her arrest in 1945, reveals her observations on the actions and behaviors of the F├╝hrer and his inner circle, as well as Hitler's daily habits, his relationship with his family, his sense of humor, and more.

My Journey with Farrah by Alana Stewart: Presents a memoir of the author's friendship with Farrah Fawcett, covering their support of each other through life in Hollywood and various family issues, focusing on the three years spent dealing with Fawcett's debilitating disease.

Not Without Hope by Nick Schuyler: Nick Schuyler recounts the harrowing forty-three hours he spent stranded on an overturned boat with three friends during brutal storms in the Gulf of Mexico in early March 2009.

The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright: Chronicles the events leading up to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, offering an in-depth look at the Al Qaeda terrorist group's planning of the attacks and the events that prompted them.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot: Examines the experiences of the children and husband of Henrietta Lacks, who, twenty years after her death from cervical cancer in 1951, learned doctors and researchers took cells from her cervix without consent which were used to create the immortal cell line known as the HeLa cell; provides an overview of Henrietta's life; and explores issues of experimentation on African-Americans and bioethics.

Here's the Story by Maureen McCormick: Maureen McCormick, the actress who portrayed Marcia Brady on the popular television show "The Brady Bunch," shares the story of her life, discussing her off-screen insecurities, her struggles with drug addiction and depression, and her difficult relationship with her parents, and telling how she was finally able to find her true voice and reclaim her life as a performer, wife, and mother.

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman: Relates the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Christian zookeepers at the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save the lives of approximately three hundred Polish Jews during World War II by housing and feeding them on zoo grounds and teaching them how to "pass" as Aryan.

The Gun Digest Book of Personal Protection & Home Defense by Robert K. Campbell: Advice from a seasoned law-enforcement professional provides information on personal protection both inside and outside the home. It includes explanation of legal issues, selection of firearms and skill-building drills and exercises.


Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad: A memoir discussing the author's upbringing as a young sportsman and tragic experience in a plane crash with his father, father's girlfriend, and pilot at the age of eleven, covering his lone survival of the crash and harsh conditions.

Windows 7 Quick Steps by Marty Matthews: Color screenshots with streamlined explanations show you how to use all the new and improved features of Windows 7.

IPhone and IPod Touch Quick Steps by Dwight Spivey: Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions how you how to configure and sync you device, make calls and more to make the best use of the technology.

Buddy Holly Lives: his life and his music, the legend and legacy by Hal Leonard: A great souvenir songbook featuring 33 songs and photos.

The Complete Guide to Flaggs of the World by Brian Johnson Barker: This comprehensive inventory features the flags of more than 220 countries and territories—25 of them new, including The Isle of Man, Serbia, and Somaliland.

365 Ways to Get a Good Night's Sleep by Ronald L. Kotler: This book addresses the surprisingly complex issue of sleep in easy-to-tackle steps.

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