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Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.

Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA—past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways—and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks…

Submitted:Aug 1, 2011
Author:Ben Mezrich
Brand:Doubleday
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Category:Criminals
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Amazon.com: Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History (9780385533928): Ben Mezrich: Books

Amazon.com: Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History (9780385533928): Ben Mezrich: Books

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Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women's Stories

These are real American stories. Nancy had the strength and vision to join the Navy and leave behind the troubles that haunted others on the reservation. A Native American imbued with prided in her heritage, Nancy refused to limit her horizons. Self-esteem issues, however, left her vulnerable to victimization by men. The boys knew not to mess with the Muslim girl shrouded in her flowing garments, only her eyes and broad nose visible above her veil. Ife, an African-American raised by a devout mother, was unprepared for the consequences of her teenage indiscretions. The consequences have resonated throughout her life…

Submitted:May 14, 2010
Author:Pamela Ferris-Olson
Brand:Out of the Box Publishing Company, LLC
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Category:Women
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Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women

Amazon.com: Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women's Stories

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Sweet Relief: The Marla Ruzicka Story

Marla Ruzicka was a free spirit, a savvy political operator, a wartime Erin Brockovich. Fiercely determined to improve the lives of the less fortunate, the twenty-something blonde was instrumental in convincing the U.S. government to pass historic legislation aiding civilian victims of war.

Sweet Relief recounts Marla's journey from an idyllic childhood in a small California town, through Latin America and Africa, and finally to the war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq…

Submitted:Dec 22, 2006
Author:Jennifer Abrahamson
Brand:Simon Spotlight Entertainment
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Sweet Relief: The Marla Ruzicka Story

This story of late human rights activist Marla Ruzicka, just 28 years old at the time of her death, might have just as easily been called "Bitter Irony": in April 2005, Marla was killed by a misdirected suicide bomber in Iraq, the country in which she worked tirelessly to improve the lives of innocent war victims.

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Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

Michael Chorost became a cyborg on October 1, 2001, the day his new ear was booted up. Born hard of hearing in 1964, he went completely deaf in his thirties. Rather than live in silence, he chose to have a computer surgically embedded in his skull to artificially restore his hearing. This is the story of Chorost’s journey -- from deafness to hearing, from human to cyborg -- and how it transformed him. The melding of silicon and flesh has long been the stuff of science fiction. But as Chorost reveals in this witty, poignant, and illuminating memoir, fantasy is now giving way to reality…

Submitted:Mar 3, 2006
Author:Michael Chorost
Brand:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Rebuilt : How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human (Hardcover)

From BooklistIn Chorost's memoir about his hearing loss, he prefaces the operating-room experience and activation of a cochlear implant with a recollection of his childhood diagnosis in the late 1960s of a severe hearing deficit, probably caused by rubella fever. In 2001, Chorost abruptly went totally deaf.

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