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Johnny Cash : the life in lyrics / Cash, John Carter

"This book marks the first time Johnny Cash's 60 years of songwriting have been collected anywhere. An essential collectible that sheds new light on Cash's life and work, it includes rare and never-before-seen visual material and stories and commentary from Cash's son, John Carter Cash, "family historian" Mark Stielper, and other friends. Released for the twentieth anniversary of the legendary musician's passing, it will be a landmark moment in music publishing"--

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The last outlaws : the desperate final days of the Dalton Gang / Clavin, Tom

"The Dalton Gang consisted of four brothers and their rotating cast of accomplices who saw themselves as descended from the legendary James Gang. They soon became legends themselves, beginning their career as common horse thieves, before graduating to robbing banks and trains. On October 5, 1892, the Dalton Gang attempted the most brazen heist of that era: robbing two banks in broad daylight in Coffeyville, Kansas, simultaneously ... For the first time ever, the full story of the Dalton Gang's life of crime, culminating in this violent heist, are chronicled in detail--the final act of the Wild West, its last bloody gasp"--

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No time to panic : how I curbed my anxiety and conquered a lifetime of panic attacks / Gutman, Matt

"A memoir of news reporter Matt Gutman's experience with panic attacks and his quest to seek out treatment"--

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Oath and honor : a memoir and a warning / Cheney, Liz

"A gripping first-hand account from inside the halls of Congress as Donald Trump and his enablers betrayed the American people and the Constitution -- leading to the violent attack on our Capitol on January 6th, 2021 -- by the House Republican leader who dared to stand up to it. In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican officials, intentionally breached their oath to the Constitution: they ignored the rulings of dozens of courts, plotted to overturn a lawful election, and provoked a violent attack on our Capitol. Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican officials to take a stand against these efforts, witnessed the attack first-hand, and then helped lead the Congressional Select Committee investigation into how it happened. In Oath and Honor, she tells the story of this perilous moment in our history, those who helped Trump spread the stolen election lie, those whose actions preserved our constitutional framework, and the risks we still face"--

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The power of one : how I found the strength to tell the truth and why I blew the whistle on Facebook / Haugen, Frances

"The inside story of one woman's quest to bring transparency and accountability to Big Tech, by the Facebook whistleblower who is determined to help us all retake control of our lives. In 2021, when news outlets feasted on "the Facebook Files," Frances Haugen went public as the former employee who blew the whistle on the company by copying tens of thousands of pages of documents. She testified to Congress and spoke to the media. She was hailed at President Biden's first State of the Union Address. She made sure everyone understood exactly what the documents revealed: Facebook knew it had accidentally changed its algorithm to reward extremism and refused to fix it; it knew that its customers were using the platform to foment violence, to spread falsehoods, to diminish the self-esteem of young women, and more. But how was it that Haugen was the only employee at the company who dared to step forward? The answer to that question is an inspiring tale of one young woman's life and the choices she made. From an isolated childhood in Iowa to an unaccredited college, to one among the few women at Google in its heyday, Frances Haugen learned how to focus on what mattered, and to ignore her critics. To harness the strength of standing in the truth. The Power of One is equally inspiring--the story of a woman who went against the grain, again and again, and changed the world--and horrifying, as the culture and practices of Facebook are brought into the bright light of day, for the first time."--

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The secret life of John le Carré / Sisman, Adam

"The extraordinary secret life of a great novelist, which his biographer could not publish while le Carré was alive. Secrecy came naturally to John le Carré, and there were some secrets that he fought fiercely to keep. Adam Sisman's definitive biography, published in 2015, provided a revealing portrait of this fascinating man; yet some aspects of his subject remained hidden. Nowhere was this more so than in his private life. Apparently content in his marriage, the novelist conducted a string of love affairs over five decades. To these relationships he brought much of the tradecraft that he had learned as a spy--cover stories, cut-outs and dead letter boxes. These clandestine operations brought an element of danger to his life, but they also meant deceiving those closest to him. Small wonder that betrayal became a running theme in his work. In trying to manage his biography, the novelist engaged in a succession of skirmishes with his biographer. While he could control what Sisman wrote about him in his lifetime, he accepted that the truth would eventually become known. Following his death in 2020, what had been withheld can now be revealed. The Secret Life of John le Carré reveals a hitherto-hidden perspective on the life and work of the spy-turned-author and a fascinating meditation on the complex relationship between biographer and subject. "Now that he is dead," Sisman writes, "we can know him better.""--

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Sipping Dom Pérignon through a straw : reimagining success as a disabled achiever / Ndopu, Eddie

"Global humanitarian Eddie Ndopu's rousing memoir about being both profoundly disabled and profoundly successful without trading one for the other. Eddie Ndopu grew up loving pop music and reruns of The Bold and the Beautiful, and as an adult he would become a globe-trotting disability activist. By his early twenties, he had rocketed through every boundary put in front of him-a queer, Black wheelchair user-challenging bias at the highest echelons of power and prestige. Born with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare degenerative motor neuron disease affecting his physical mobility, Eddie was told that he wouldn't live beyond age five. But using his razor-sharp mind and grit, Eddie became the first-ever disabled African awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Oxford University for a master's degree in public policy, a remarkable feat worthy of a toast. But beyond the challenges that students face-making it to class on time, managing steamy crushes, and being student body president-Eddie faced obstacles as a disabled individual that often go unnoticed and unaddressed, namely a revolving door of care aides. Saddled with the burden of raising money to cover his most basic needs: a care aide, financial aid, and disability accommodations, Eddie writes about his fight for financial aid and his continued advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities. Sipping Dom Pérignon Through a Straw follows Eddie as he scales the mountain of success only to find exclusion, discrimination, and neglect still lying in wait on the other side. Written with his one good finger, Eddie's vibrant prose delivers a clarion call to underdogs everywhere to stop climbing mountains and start moving them instead"--

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The sisterhood : the secret history of women at the CIA / Mundy, Liza

"The New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls reveals the untold story of how women at the CIA ushered in the modern intelligence age, a sweeping story of a "sisterhood" of women spies spanning three generations who broke the glass ceiling, helped transform spycraft, and tracked down Osama Bin Laden. Upon its creation in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency instantly became one of the most important spy services in the world. Like every male-dominated workplace in Eisenhower America, the growing intelligence agency needed women to type memos, send messages, manipulate expense accounts, and keep secrets. Despite discrimination--even because of it--these clerks and secretaries rose to become some of the shrewdest, toughest operatives the agency employed. Because women were seen as unimportant, they moved unnoticed on the streets of Bonn, Geneva, and Moscow, stealing secrets under the noses of the KGB. Back at headquarters, they built the CIA's critical archives--first by hand, then by computer. These women also battled institutional stereotyping and beat it. Men argued they alone could run spy rings. But the women proved they could be spymasters, too. During the Cold War, women made critical contributions to U.S. intelligence, sometimes as officers, sometimes as unpaid spouses, working together as their numbers grew. The women also made unique sacrifices, giving up marriage, children, even their own lives. They noticed things that the men at the top didn't see. In the final years of the twentieth century, it was a close-knit network of female CIA analysts who warned about the rising threat of Al Qaeda. After the 9/11 attacks, women rushed to join the fight as a new job, "targeter," came to prominence. They showed that painstaking data analysis would be crucial to the post-9/11 national security landscape--an effort that culminated spectacularly in the CIA's successful efforts to track down Osama Bin Laden and, later, Ayman al-Zawahiri. With the same meticulous reporting and storytelling verve that she brought to her New York Times bestseller Code Girls, Liza Mundy has written an indispensable and sweeping history that reveals how women at the CIA ushered in the modern intelligence age"--

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Thank you (falettinme be mice elf agin) : a memoir / Greenman, Ben

"The first memoir from the legendary Sly Stone, the front man of the iconic band Sly and the Family Stone"--

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Undisputed : a champion's life / Bailey, Donovan

"From chasing a soccer ball through the fields of his native Jamaica as a child, to the basketball courts of Oakville, where he came of age in one of Canada's most thriving cultural mosaics, to his run toward Olympic gold in Atlanta in 1996, Donovan Bailey got a long way on natural talent. But he soon learned he needed to be his own toughest critic if he was going to be the very best. As he rose quickly to prominence in Canada's track scene, others didn't always understand the rigour at work behind his confident demeanour. Media reported, not his determination, but that he was immodest in a way they weren't accustomed to seeing from Canadian athletes, especially track athletes in the wake of the Ben Johnson doping scandal at Seoul in 1988. Bailey was having none of it, and when he called out racism in Canada in a way that contradicted the prevailing idea most Canadians had of their country, he started a media uproar and cracked wide open the nation's moral complacency. Aside from his 100-metre and 4x100 relay golds in Atlanta, Bailey's track career was a litany of records and rare accomplishments, including his audacious 1997 race in Toronto's SkyDome against American 200-metre Olympic champion Michael Johnson to determine who was really the world's fastest man. There would be no disputing the result. For all his talent, Bailey was coached in success long before he was coached in athletics. Following the footsteps of his father, a real estate investor, Bailey was a self-made millionaire by the age of 21 and continued to apply a disciplined mentality to everything he did in life. An Olympic champion, yes, but one mentored in the ways of his mind well before he was taught how to optimize the gifts of his body. Frank about the way Bailey dominated the 100-metre (not even his favourite sport), and unapologetic for pushing those around him as hard as he pushed himself, Undisputed is an athlete's story told with the kind of entertaining and inspiring verve very few of his peers can match."--