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  • A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War
    Deborah Campbell
    Paperback: 09/18/2018
     
    In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up...
  • The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows
    Brian Castner
    Paperback: 04/09/2013
     
    In the tradition of Michael Herr's Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias ...
  • King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
    Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman
    Paperback: 02/12/2013
     
    The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an ...
  • I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
    Izzeldin Abuelaish
    Paperback: 01/17/2012
     
    The extraordinary, riveting story of a Palestinian doctor who, rather than seek revenge after witnessing his ...
  • Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
    Conor Grennan
    Paperback: 12/27/2011
     
    Little Princes is the epic story of Conor Grennan's battle to save the lost children of Nepal and how he found...
  • Escape from the Land of Snows: The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero
    Stephan Talty
    Paperback: 01/18/2011
     
    Emotionally powerful and irresistibly page-turning, Escape from the Land of Snows is simultaneously a portrait...
  • The Lassa Ward: One Man’s Fight Against One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases
    Dr. Ross Donaldson MD, MPH
    Paperback: 07/20/2010
     
    Ross Donaldson is one of just a few who have ventured into dark territory of a country ravaged by war to study...

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