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Par George O'Brien. 2006
Georgetown University professor George O'Brien provides the biographical background of the four masters of Irish literature and an in-depth analysis…of their greatest works. O'Brien discusses the very qualities that set these works apart and the "Irishness" that characterizes each of them. 2006.
Par H. W Brands. 2000
Biography of one of America's founding fathers, incorporating correspondence and anecdotes of his contemporaries. Franklin was heralded as a leading…inventor and scientist, author, and diplomat as well as a bon vivant. In exploring Franklin's conversion from British loyalist to revolutionary, Brands seeks out the genius behind the man. 2000.
Par Christopher P Andersen. 2000
Calling this the final book in his Kennedy family trilogy, the author of "Jackie after Jack" discusses the life and…untimely death of John Kennedy Jr. in 1999. Thirty-eight-year-old John, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister died in a plane John was piloting. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2000.
Par Seymour M Hersh. 1997
This biography of John Fitzgerald Kennedy discusses how his upbringing and morals influenced his professional life. Citing the president's indiscretions…with various women, his liaisons with organized crime, and his use of violence as a political weapon, Hersh contends that the security of the country and the integrity of the presidency were threatened. 1997.
Par Homer H Hickam. 2000
This sequel to Rocket Boys continues the author's reminiscences with his senior year in high school in Coalwood, a West…Virginia mining town, in 1959. Hickam describes misfortunes in the community, their repercussions within his family, and his teenage problems with girls. 2000.
Par David Nasaw. 2000
An account of publishing-heir Hearst's childhood as the wealthy son of a California gold miner, his own family with five…sons, life with his mistress Marion Davies, his acquisition of fabulous homes and artifacts, as well as his political views and use of power. c2000.
Par John Glatt. 1997
A portrait of the popular musical group known for reinventing traditional Irish music. Traces the band's evolution from obscure beginnings…in the 1960s to become the internationally acclaimed, Grammy-winning performers of the 1990s. Strong language. 1997.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist investigates the life and crimes of spy Robert Hanssen, who was arrested in February 2001. Examines Hanssen's…psychological and sexual profile and his motivations in betraying his country. Discusses the FBI's uneven performance under director Louis Freeh. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.
Par Trevor Rees-Jones, Moira Johnston. 2000
As the sole survivor of the 1997 auto accident that killed the Princess of Wales, Dodi Fayed, and their chauffeur,…bodyguard Rees-Jones offers his account of the events leading up to the crash and its aftermath. He also discusses his own efforts to cope with injuries and unwelcome notoriety. Bestseller. 2000.
Par David Rains Wallace. 1999
Account of the historical feud between two nineteenth-century American paleontologists -Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope. After the Civil…War both men amassed large collections of dinosaur bones discovered in the West, but their intense rivalry led to muckraking and scandal rather than scientific cooperation. 1999.
Par Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan. 2000
Scathing exposé of the thirty-seventh American president based on interviews with his psychiatrist and contemporaries. Suggests that Nixon's flawed character,…love of intrigue, and money led to criminal behaviour which began in California and continued through Watergate. Strong language. 2000.
Par Jill Lauren. 1997
Profiles of twenty individuals who prevailed over various learning differences (LD), such as dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder. Each narrative account…describes a particular LD, the obstacles it presented, and efforts to overcome its limitations. Grades 5-8. c1997.
Par John Howard Griffin. 2004
This memoir, published posthumously, focuses on the years between 1945, when the author began to lose his sight due to…an injury he received during World War II, and 1957, when he recovered it. It is a decade during which he virtually lives several lives as he traverses the emotional and physical realms created by blindness. During this time he retreats to a Benedictine Abbey in France, runs a ranch, falls in love, marries, has children and becomes a novelist. c2004.
Par Julia Alvarez. 1998
Alvarez, the author of "How the Garcia girls lost their accents" and other works, reminisces about her childhood in the…Dominican Republic and her family's escape to New York City. Also describes how she became an author and how to experience the writing life. 1998.
Par Christopher Reeve. 1998
Best known for his role as Superman, actor Reeve discusses his life and career before and after the 1995 horseback…riding accident that left him paralyzed. Reeve has faith that his injured spinal cord can eventually be repaired and is active in raising funds for research. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Elissa Wall, Lisa Beth Pulitzer. 2008
Former member of a fundamentalist Mormon denomination describes her upbringing in the church, forced marriage at age fourteen to a…first cousin, and escape from the sect. Recounts her 2007 court testimony against leader Warren Jeffs and discusses her new life. 2008.
Par Candice DeLong, Elisa Petrini. 2001
Memoir by a retired female agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation detailing her training, work environment, and cases. DeLong…says her experience as a psychiatric nurse served her well in profiling suspects and during the Tylenol poisoning and Unabomber investigations. Some violence and some strong language. 2001.
Par Tom Sullivan. 2003
Motivational speaker and author of "If You Could See What I Hear" offers advice on living with purpose, passion, and…fulfillment. Sullivan, blind since birth, interweaves personal experiences with reflections on lessons learned, including turning disadvantages into advantages, facing fears, and creating a life plan. 2003.
Par Tony Hillerman. 2001
Author of award-winning Navaho mysteries records his memoir of growing up in depression-era Oklahoma, serving with the World War II…American infantry, pursuing a career in journalism, and teaching at the University of New Mexico. Concludes with notes on his works and some origins of his ideas. 2001.
Par Nancy Milford. 2001
Biography of the twentieth-century American poet - the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize - whose life mirrored her…verses: "My candle burns at both ends; / It will not last the night; / But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-- / It gives a lovely light!" Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2001.