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Truth is stranger than fiction. Let’s take a closer look at the real life stories behind some intriguing figures in the public eye.
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Afflicted by crippling asthma, troubled by myopic eyesight and advised to give up exercise, President Roosevelt boxed, practised Ju-Jitsu, played tennis and participated in “point-to-point” walks. His presidency saw the formation of the NCAA, interscholastic sports and the first ever baseball World Series. Discover how Roosevelt’s strenuous life ushered in a new era of American athleticism.
The Strenuous Life, Ryan Swanson
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James Joyce’s novels are imbued with his obsession with the fallibilities of the Edwardian legal system. In this delightful and insightful evocation of the courtrooms of Dublin and London, its unscrupulous police, eccentric barristers and autocratic judges, Adrian Hardiman explores Joyce’s fascination with miscarriages of justice and the use of evidence in court.
Joyce in Court, Adrian Hardiman
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Five months after being named L.A.’s first Poet Laureate, Eloise suffered a brain injury which resulted in Wernicke's aphasia, a condition which impairs word-retrieval and communication. ‘Another Phase’ began life as a focusing exercise and soon transformed into a creative collection comprised of playful yet serious five-line poems.
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Drop into the Grateful circus for one night in the early nineties and join a legion of Deadheads from multiple viewpoints as they reveal the challenges, complications and charms of following the band described by legendary rock promoter Bill Graham as “the only ones who do what they do”.
Might As Well, Dean Budnick
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Adventuress, miner, home-wrecker, dreamer — and Colorado legend — Baby Doe has inspired several biographies, a 1932 film, an opera, and now, for the first time, a novel.
All for Love, John Vernon
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From rocks and rubbish on the baseball fields of Havana to the Fall Classic at Fenway Park in 1975, and winning more games than any other Cuban-born player in major league history. “El Tiante” tells his improbable and incredible tale of life on the mound.
Son of Havana, Luis Tiant
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In the small-town South, Julia and her childhood friend Laura know the church as well as they know each other’s bodies. Koet’s memoir-in-essays is a coming out chronicle exploring the liminal spaces between friendship and desire.
The Rib Joint, Julia Koets
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Stories and novellas that draw upon memoirs, newspaper accounts, detective stories, interrogation transcripts, and much more.
Counternarratives, John Keene
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Memory can't always be trusted — can it?
In the Dark Room, Brian Dillon
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Ever wondered what it's like being 40 and unremarkable? Look no further.
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Though somewhat esoteric, these poetic remembrances of a toxic parental relationship provide hope and catharsis.
I Love My Love, Reyna Biddy
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Five decades of a family's life -— in poetic form.
The Diviners, Robert McDowell
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Haunting, unsettling, and dreamlike childhood memories from one of Norway's best-known writers.
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Afraid of her?
Virginia Woolf, Ruth Gruber
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