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Unnaturally Green
Unnaturally Green by Felicia Ricci (History/Biography)
Absolutely hilarious! Felicia Ricci's first professional acting experience was as an alternate for Elphaba in Wicked and her journey was fun to read about--from being a "green" college graduate to being cast in the show to her first time performing in the show. -- Added by amyko15 on 03/04/2017

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Where Am I Now?
Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson (History/Biography)
Loved reading about Mara Wilson's experience as a child star and why she veered away from the spotlight and became a writer. I loved Matilda as a kid so this was awesome to read about the filming of it from the perspective of the actress. Plus, her bit about Robin Williams got me choked up. -- Added by amyko15 on 03/04/2017

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In the Garden of Beasts
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (History/Biography)
Very interesting read in light of the current political situation. American ambassador to Germany during the rise of Hitler -- Added by 21690100853509 on 03/04/2017

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Shockaholic
Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher (History/Biography)
my least favorite, but still love all things Carrie -- Added by ariacheney on 03/04/2017

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Wishful Drinking
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (History/Biography)
her best book out of all of them -- Added by ariacheney on 03/04/2017

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Killing Patton
Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly (History/Biography)
Quick historical account of several interesting WWII leaders. -- Added by jdziwlik on 03/03/2017

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Ten Days in a Mad-House
Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly (History/Biography)
I downloaded this book from Hoopla, the first time I have used it for a book. It worked great and I will definitely use it again. The book was very sad but informative on life in an insane asylum. -- Added by loldson on 03/03/2017

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The Shawnees and the War for America by Collin G. Calloway (History/Biography)
This information was amazing as it was not covered in hitory classes that I have attended. It was fascinating to learn in more detail about the history of an area that I now live in and what went on in the early years of our country. -- Added by KMK on 03/02/2017

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I Am Brian Wilson
I Am Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson (History/Biography)
This is a great book. It goes into great detail on how Brian wrote songs and more detail on his past than I thought would be possible due to his fight with mental illness. Brian Wilson is certainly a genius and a strong individual on top of that. It was also interesting to read what he is doing now. -- Added by 21690200273848 on 03/02/2017

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Elon Musk
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance (History/Biography)
Elon Musk is tremendously fascinating, a truly driven individual out to make the world a better place, to the detriment of anyone who interacts with him at any level less than what's required by Elon at any given moment. -- Added by parrish72 on 03/01/2017

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the battle of leyte gulf by thomas cutler (History/Biography)
recommend -- Added by edger on 02/28/2017

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In the Garden of Beasts
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (History/Biography)
An excellent book about the rise of Hitler, and how it came out of seemingly nowhere. -- Added by caldtins on 02/28/2017

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Rosemary
Rosemary by Kate Clifford Larson (History/Biography)
Highly recommend. Gives great insight into the perspective and challenges for those with disabilities in the past. -- Added by CLMC on 02/28/2017

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The Residence
The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower (History/Biography)
very interesting stories told by members of the White House residence staff--Eisenhower through Obama years; some touching, some difficult, some revealing. well written and fascinating. -- Added by ropir1 on 02/28/2017

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First Women by Kate A Brower (History/Biography)
Very interesting. Begins with Eleanor and ends with Michelle. -- Added by scbowers131 on 02/28/2017

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