Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw
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Overview: With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace.
On the surface, these essays are about day-to-day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease, but they are actually about family, love, and coming of age.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Socrates Among Strangers by Joseph P Lawrence
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Overview: In Socrates among Strangers, Joseph P. Lawrence reclaims the enigmatic sage from those who have seen him either as a prophet of science, seeking the security of knowledge, or as a wily actor who shed light on the dangerous world of politics while maintaining a prudent distance from it. The Socrates Lawrence seeks is the imprudent one, the man who knew how to die.
The institutionalization of philosophy in the modern world has come at the cost of its most vital concern: the achievement of life wisdom. Those who have ceased to grow (those who think they know) close their ears to the wisdom of strangers-and Socrates, who stood face to face with death, is the archetypal stranger. His avowal of ignorance, Lawrence suggests, is more needed than ever in an age defined by technical mastery and expert knowledge.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands by David G. McCrady
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Overview: Living with Strangers tells the story of the Sioux who moved into the Canadian-American borderlands in the later years of the nineteenth century. David G. McCrady’s award-winning study crosses national boundaries to examine how Native peoples on both sides of the border reacted to the arrival of the Sioux. Using material from archives across North America, including Canadian and American government documents, Lakota winter counts, and oral histories, McCrady reveals that the nineteenth-century Sioux acted with spirited self-interest across the Canadian-American border.
The Sioux’s shifting tactical use of the Canada-United States boundary helped them to create cross-border trading competitions, to open negotiations with both governments to determine which country would accord them better treatment, and to use the border as a shield in times of war with the United States. Living with Strangers takes readers beyond the traditional dichotomy of the Canadian and the American West to reveal significant and previously unknown strands in Sioux history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers by James B. Donovan
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Overview: The #1 New York Times bestseller and subject of the acclaimed major motion picture Bridge of Spies directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan.
Originally published in 1964, this is the "enthralling.truly remarkable" (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks – with a new foreword by Jason Matthews, New York Times best-selling author of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason.
In the early morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan began his walk toward the center of the Glienicke Bridge, the famous "Bridge of Spies" that then linked West Berlin to East. With him walked Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, master spy and for years the chief of Soviet espionage in the United States. Approaching them from the other side, under equally heavy guard, was Francis Gary Powers, the American U-2 spy plane pilot famously shot down by the Soviets, whose exchange for Abel Donovan had negotiated. These were the strangers on a bridge, men of East and West, representatives of two opposed worlds meeting in a moment of high drama. Abel was the most gifted, the most mysterious, the most effective spy in his time. His trial, which began in a Brooklyn United States District Court and ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, chillingly revealed the methods and successes of Soviet espionage. No one was better equipped to tell the whole absorbing history than James B. Donovan, who was appointed to defend one of his country’s enemies and did so with scrupulous skill.
In Strangers on a Bridge, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremburg Trials offers a clear-eyed and fast-paced memoir that is part procedural drama, part dark character study, and plays like a noirish espionage thriller. From the first interview with Abel to the exchange on the bridge in Berlin, here is an important historical narrative that is "as fascinating as it is exciting" (The Houston Chronicle).
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Talking to Strangers: Selected Essays, Prefaces, and Other Writings, 1967-2017 by Paul Auster
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Overview: Talking to Strangers is a freshly curated collection of prose, spanning fifty years of work and including famous as well as never-before-published early writings, from 2018 Man Booker Prize-finalist Paul Auster.
Beginning with a short philosophical meditation written when he was twenty and concluding with nine political pieces that take on such issues as homelessness, 9/11, and the link between soccer and war, the 44 pieces gathered in this volume offer a wide-ranging view of celebrated novelist Paul Auster’s thoughts on a multitude of classic and contemporary writers, the high-wire exploits of Philippe Petit, how to improve life in New York City (in collaboration with visual artist Sophie Calle), and the long road he has traveled with his beloved manual typewriter.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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When Strangers Marry (Only Vallerands #1) via Lisa Kleypas
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Overview: In When Strangers Marry, I had a good time rediscovering the tale of Maximilien Vallerand and his stolen bride, Lysette. The promise of this good-looking, although mysterious, guy’s love proves irresistable to her, however she does not know the secrets and techniques he hides.
I’m hoping you’ll experience revisiting the Vallerand circle of relatives, or possibly assembly them for the primary time. And, as all the time thanks to your fortify and encouragement, as we get away in combination into the paranormal global of romance novels.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Historical
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My Family and Other Strangers: Adventures in Family History through Jeremy Hardy
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Overview: When Jeremy Hardy made up our minds to discover his ancestry it was once, partially, to resolve his grandmother Rebecca’s doubtful claims that the circle of relatives descended from a definite 17th-century architect and that, extra not too long ago, Jeremy’s great-grandfather was once a Royal bodyguard. Other legends ranged from the good aunt who ran unlawful hooch all the way through Prohibition to the wronged Victorian servant woman who bore an illegitimate Hardy, no longer forgetting the circle of relatives’s rightful declare to a big nation property.
Wild tales apart, Jeremy units out to such various places because the Croydon one-way gadget and the adversarial waters round Malta to be able to to find strains of recognisable circle of relatives characteristics and a way of the way he got here to be. With wry humour and a willing eye for the absurd and the irritating, Jeremy takes us on a through turns humorous and transferring adventure into the arena of circle of relatives ancestry.
My Family and Other Strangers might be loved through any person who has attempted to decipher the 1901 census information, or just needs they too had requested their grandparents extra about their lives.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire by David Thomson
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Overview: From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, an original, seductive account of sexuality in the movies, and of how actors and actresses on screen have fed our desire.
Film can make us want things we can not have. But, while sometimes rapturous, the interaction of onscreen beauty and private desire speaks to a crisis in American culture, one that pits delusions of male supremacy against feminist awakening and the spirit of gay resistance. Combining criticism, his encyclopedic knowledge of film history, and memoir, David Thomson examines how film has found the fault lines in traditional masculinity and helped to point the way past it toward women’s a more nuanced understanding..
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Humor & Entertainment
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