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A very English scandal : sex, lies and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment / John Preston.
"A behind-the-scenes look at the desperate, scandalous private life of a British member of Parliament and champion manipulator, and the history-making trial that exposed his dirty secrets to the world. As a member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Party in the 1960s and 70s, Jeremy Thorpe's bad behavior snuck under the radar for years. Police and politicians alike colluded to protect one of their own. At the start of the 1970s, Thorpe was the most popular and charismatic politician in the country, poised to hold the balance of power in a coalition government. But Jeremy Thorpe was a man with a secret. His homosexual affairs and harassment of past partners--as well as his propensity for lying and embezzlement--only escalated as he evaded punishment. Until a dark night on the moor with an ex-lover, a dog, and a hired gun led to consequences that even his charm and power couldn't help him escape. Thorpe's climactic trial at the Old Bailey in London was immediately dubbed the 'Trial of the Century.' It was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge. It was the first time that a murder plot had been hatched in the House of Commons. And it was the first time that a prominent public figure had been exposed as a philandering gay man, in an era when homosexuality had only just become legal. By the time the trial was over, Britain would never be the same again. With the pacing and drama of a thriller, A Very English Scandal is an extraordinary story of hypocrisy, deceit and betrayal at the heart of the British establishment"--

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Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah.
"One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memorists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives. Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism and race--and in particular the craziness of his own young life, which he's lived at the intersections of culture and history. In his first book, Noah tells his coming of age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal--the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together. His brilliantly eccentric mother loomed over his life--a comically zealous Christian (they went to church six days a week and three times on Sunday), a savvy hustler who kept food on their table during rough times, and an aggressively involved, if often seriously misguided, parent who set Noah on his bumpy path to stardom. The stories Noah tells are sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious--whether he's subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically pitiful attempts at teenage romance in a color-obsessed world; whether's he's being thrown into jail as the hapless fall guy for a crime he didn't commit or being thrown by his mother from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters."--

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Cheech is not my real name : but don't call me Chong! / Cheech Marin, with John Hassan.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Marin, Cheech.
Autobiographies.
Hispanic American motion picture actors and actresses -- Biography.

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Cheech is not my real name [sound recording (CD)] : but don't call me Chong! / Cheech Marin, with John Hassan.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Marin, Cheech.
Hispanic American motion picture actors and actresses -- Biography.

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Elizabeth at 90 [videorecording (DVD)] / directed by John Bridcut.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952-
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Television programs.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.

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For the love of Spock [videorecording (Bluray)] / 455 Films ; directed by Adam Nimoy.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Nimoy, Leonard.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Blu-ray discs.
Star trek (Television program) -- Biography.
Spock, Mr.

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Hidden inheritance : family secrets, memory, and faith / Heidi B. Neumark.
"Imagine discovering a secret--that your family has a hidden Jewish heritage. That your grandfather died in a concentration camp and your grandmother was a death-camp survivor. How did you not know? How would it change your spiritual life? Heidi Neumark, a Lutheran pastor, happened upon records that revealed her family's loss and trauma and resulted in the shocking revelation that she was suddenly and inherently connected to the multi-ethnic, marginalized community she had been ministering to for three decades and to which she felt a deep affinity"--Amazon.com.

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Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. Vance.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons ofthe past.

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I am Brian Wilson [sound recording (CD)] : a memoir / Brian Wilson.
Reveals as never before the man who fought his way back to stability and creative relevance, who became a mesmerizing live artist, who forced himself to reckon with his own complex legacy and completed Smile, the legendary unfinished Beach Boys record that had become synonymous with both his genius and its destabilization. Today Brian Wilson is older, calmer, and filled with perspective and forgiveness. Whether he's talking about his childhood, his bandmates, or his own inner demons, Wilson's story, told in his own voice and in his own way, unforgettably illuminates the man behind the music, working through the turbulence and discord to achieve, at last, a new harmony.

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Keith Haring : the boy who just kept drawing / Kay A. Haring ; Illustrated by Robert Neubecker.
Drawing.
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Haring, Keith.
Biographies.
Picture books for children.