Saving Central Park

a history and a memoir
"The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to a job in which she was able to organize the rescue of the park from its serious decline in the 1970s, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance it is today. Interwoven into her own story is a comprehensive history of Central Park: its design and construction as a scenic masterpiece; the alterations of each succeeding era; the addition of numerous facilities for sports and play; and finally the 'anything goes phase' of the 1960s and 70s, which was often fun but almost destroyed the park. The two narratives continue to entwine as she finds a job in the administration of Central Park, founds the Central Park Conservancy, and transforms both the park and herself"--Provided by publisher.

The ghost

the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton
A biography of CIA chief, James Angleton, and how this hidden chapter of history shaped America's national destiny.

John Marshall

the chief justice who saved the nation
A revealing biography of the life and career of Virginia-born John Marshall, who emerged from the Revolutionary War to become one of the nation's most important Founding Fathers.

Henry Clay

America's greatest statesman
Chronicles the life and career of congressman Henry Clay, the youngest congressman to be elected to the Speaker of the House and who established the Speaker as the most powerful elected official after the President.

Lincoln's autocrat

the life of Edwin Stanton
A biography of Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction, offering a detailed examination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy.


Presents an English translation of the Latin text of fourth-century bishop Saint Augustine's autobiographical prose-poem in which he traces his journey from sin to Christianity.

Rosanna Pansino

baker with more than 2.5 billion views
Explores the life and career of Rosanna Pansino, YouTube star and baker.

Jack Montgomery

World War II : gallantry at Anzio
"The true story for middle grade readers of First Lt. Jack Montgomery, a Native American who received the Medal of Honor for his valor in World War II"--Provided by publisher.

Most dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War
"The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War"--Provided by publisher.

Horace Pippin

painter and decorated soldier
Readers learn more about Pippin's life as a self-taught artist and how his art, ranging from self-portraits to landscapes to domestic scenes and touching on issues like slavery and segregation, drew the attention of museums.


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