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John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union: A Biography
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John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union: A Biography

John Niven

In the first full-scale biography of John C. Calhoun in almost half a century, John Niven skillfully presents a new interpretation of this preeminent spokesman of the Old South. Niven shows Calhoun to have been at once a more...

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Anna Akhmatova & Her Circle
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Anna Akhmatova & Her Circle

Progress Pub Group Corporation

This powerful collection of fifteen memoirs by and about one of the greatest poets of our time weaves an unforgettable drama of friendship, grace, and courage, through long years of heartbreak and hunger.

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The Four Quarters of the Night: The Life-Journey of an Emigrant Sikh
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The Four Quarters of the Night: The Life-Journey of an Emigrant Sikh

Tara Singh Bains, Hugh Johnston

Tara Singh Bains is one of those rare people who sees the hand of God in every facet of his life. A man of strong convictions, he has consistently refused to compromise his beliefs. The Four Quarters of the Night is as much the...

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All But My Life: A Memoir
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All But My Life: A Memoir

Gerda Weissmann Klein

Klein's openness and warmth are reflected everywhere in her famous book, from the opening account of her family in prewar Poland to her three-year imprisonment in German work camps. On May 7, 1945, she was liberated by the U.S....

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Comenius: A Critical Re-assessment of His Life and Work
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Comenius: A Critical Re-assessment of His Life and Work

Daniel Murphy

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The Salmon P.Chase Papers v. 2; Correspondence, 1823-57
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The Salmon P.Chase Papers v. 2; Correspondence, 1823-57

John Niven, etc., James P. McLure, Leigh Johnsen

Salmon P. Chase first gained prominence during the 1840s and 50s as a leader in the anti-slavery movement and as a founder of the Liberty, Free-Soil and Republican parties, before becoming a Senator. This book sets out his...

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Correspondence
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Correspondence

Herman Melville

This new volume in the acclaimed Northwestern-Newberry Library series includes newly verified and corrected versions of over 300 Melville letters; accounts for 150 lost letters, situated chronologically by existing fragments from...

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Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant
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Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant

Ramon Tianguis Perez, Dick J. Reavis

This highly literate and engrossing autobiographical account of survival as a wetback or mojado , to use the author's own words, affords the reader an unexpurgated look at the United States, its economy and culture from the...

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Die Geschichte Der Bunten (1948-1988): Die Entwicklung Einer Illustrierten Wochenzeitschrift Mit Einer Chronik Dieser Zeitschriftengattung
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Die Geschichte Der Bunten (1948-1988): Die Entwicklung Einer Illustrierten Wochenzeitschrift Mit Einer Chronik Dieser Zeitschriftengattung

Sabine Hilgenstock

Originally presented as the author's thesis (Meunster (Westfalen), 1991).

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Guest of an Ally: Veterans of the First World War
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Guest of an Ally: Veterans of the First World War

Anthony J. Leone

Shot down near Dresden, the author became a guest of the Russians.

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Picture Book of Rosa Parks, a (1 Paperback/1 CD)
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Picture Book of Rosa Parks, a (1 Paperback/1 CD)

David A Adler, Robert Casilla, Charles Turner (University of Warwick)

An excellent introduction to the life of the woman who helped spark the Civil Rights Movement, A Picture Book of Rosa Parks covers much more than her crucial role in initiating the Montgomery bus boycott. Such issues as school...

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Picture Book of Rosa Parks, a (1 Hardcover/1 CD)
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Picture Book of Rosa Parks, a (1 Hardcover/1 CD)

David A Adler, Robert Casilla, Charles Turner (University of Warwick)

An excellent introduction to the life of the woman who helped spark the Civil Rights Movement, A Picture Book of Rosa Parks covers much more than her crucial role in initiating the Montgomery bus boycott. Such issues as school...

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Torn by Light: Selected Poems
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Torn by Light: Selected Poems

Joanne De Longchamps, Shaun T. Griffin, Joanne de Longchamps, Harold Witt

This is the first collection of Joanne de Longchamps's poetry and collages to span her entire writing and artistic career.

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Summer Meditations
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Summer Meditations

Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson

In a work written while he was president of Czechoslovakia, Havel offers profound reflections upon the nature and practice of politics throughout the world, and extends a stirring call for a moral political system, a responsible...

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William Salesbury
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William Salesbury

R. Brinley Jones

William Salesbury is a seminal figure in the literary history of Wales. This text provides an introduction to the life and work of Salesbury (c.1520-1584), a scholar and translator of the New Testament into Welsh.

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The Smell of Humans
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The Smell of Humans

Erno Szep, Dezso Tandori, John Batki

Szep's tone is a meld of stupefaction and irony. Without overtly condemning or succumbing to despair, he describes a series of events of progressively grosser infamy.

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Something about the Author
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Something about the Author

Kevin Hile, Kevin S Hile

One of a series of reference books providing illustrated biographical articles on 100-140 children's authors and artists, ranging from established award winners to new authors and illustrators. Details include: personal life,...

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Robert Adam
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Robert Adam

John Lowrey

This is an issue of our annual journal Architectural Heritage.

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Edmund Gosse: Father and Son - A Study of Two Temperaments
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Edmund Gosse: Father and Son - A Study of Two Temperaments

Edmund Gosse, A. O. J. Cockshut

Edmund Gosse: Father and Son

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Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream
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Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream

Paul C Pitzer

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Waiting for World's End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff
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Waiting for World’s End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff

Wilford Woodruff, Susan Staker

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Spathumanismus in Schlesien: Caspar Dornau (1577-1631). Leben Und Werk
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Spathumanismus in Schlesien: Caspar Dornau (1577-1631). Leben Und Werk

Robert Seidel

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Walter Hasenclever
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Walter Hasenclever

Bert Kasties

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Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life
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Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life

John Ruskin, A. O. J. Cockshut

This exceptional biography, Praeterita is perhaps the best-loved of all the fruits of Ruskin's many-sided and tormented genius.

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Theatre, Culture and Society: Essays, Addresses and Lectures
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Theatre, Culture and Society: Essays, Addresses and Lectures

Henry Irving, Jeffrey Richards

A book about Sir Henry Irving

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A Drinking Life: A Memoir
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A Drinking Life: A Memoir

Pete Hamill

Twenty years after his last drink, Peter Hamill looks back on his early life. Growing up during the depression and World War II, he learnt that drinking was an essential part of being a man. Only later did he discover its ability...

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Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler's Germany
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Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany

Willy Schumann

Schumann's intention in writing this memoir is to show young Americans how easy it can be to control and manipulate a whole nation - especially its young people. He analyzes his life in Nazi Germany, explaining why he became a...

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Skin and Bones
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Skin and Bones

Hyvernaud

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An African Experience: An Education Officer in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
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An African Experience: An Education Officer in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)

T.E. Dorman

An illuminating account of the life of an education officer in Northern Rhodesia during the period leading up to Zambian independence. T.E. Dorman was brought up in New Zealand and brings a distinct viewpoint on the colonial...

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Coleridge: The Early Family Letters
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Coleridge: The Early Family Letters

James Engell (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University), etc., James Engell

This volume of previously unpublished and uncited letters presents a remarkable, often moving, and extraordinary image of the Coleridge family during Samuel Taylor Coleridge's youth, particularly between 1772 and 1793, when the...

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The Presidency of Andrew Jackson
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The Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Donald B. Cole

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States between 1829 and 1837. This text presents a review of the major events of Andrew Jackson's presidency.

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Madame de Stael - Charles de Villers - Benjamin Constant: . Correspondance.: Etablissement Du Texte, Introduction Et Notes Par Kurt Kloocke Avec Le Concours D'Un Groupe D'Etudiants
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Madame de Stael - Charles de Villers - Benjamin Constant: . Correspondance.: Etablissement Du Texte, Introduction Et Notes Par Kurt Kloocke Avec Le Concours D'Un Groupe D'Etudiants

Stael, Mad, Kurt Kloocke

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Women of Fair Hope
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Women of Fair Hope

Dr Paul M M Gaston

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Barrett Willoughby: Alaska's Forgotten Lady
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Barrett Willoughby: Alaska’s Forgotten Lady

Nancy Ferrell

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Correspondance
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Correspondance

Emmanuel Chabrier, Thierry Bodin, Roger Delage, Frans Durif

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Harriet Brooks: Pioneer Nuclear Scientist
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Harriet Brooks: Pioneer Nuclear Scientist

Marelene F. Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham

Biography of Harriet Brooks (1876-1933), one of the first Canadian researchers in the field of radioactivity, and her works. It follows her struggle to overcome conventions, to pursue a college education and an academic career.

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Marynia, Don't Cry: Memoirs of Three Polish-Canadian Families
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Marynia, Don’t Cry: Memoirs of Three Polish-Canadian Families

Apolonja Maria Kojder, etc., Barbara Glogowska

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Fighting in the Air: In the Trenches with Television News
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Fighting in the Air: In the Trenches with Television News

Liz Trotta

The first female television correspondent in Vietnam, US journalist Liz Trotta, traces her career in a male-dominated industry. This work recounts some of her most interesting stories - from Chappaquiddick to the campaign trail of...

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The End of the Jihad State: The Reign of Hisham Ibn 'Abd al-Malik and the Collapse of the Umayyads
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The End of the Jihad State: The Reign of Hisham Ibn ‘Abd al-Malik and the Collapse of the Umayyads

Khalid Yahya Blankinship

Demonstrates for the first time that the cause of the Umayyad caliphate's collapse came not just from internal conflict, but from a number of external and concurrent factors that exceeded the caliphate's capacity to respond.

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Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn 'Arabi
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Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn ‘Arabi

Claude Addas, Peter Kingsley

Biography of Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1249), recognized in his lifetime as al-Shaykh al-Akbar, the supreme spiritual Master. This study by Claude Addas is based on a detailed analysis of a whole range of Ibn 'Arabi's own writings as well...

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Erinnerungen Und Erfahrungen
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Erinnerungen Und Erfahrungen

Karl Carstens, Kai Von Jena, Reinhard Schmoeckel

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Lower than Angels: A Memoir of War and Peace
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Lower than Angels: A Memoir of War and Peace

W.W. Windstaff, Stephen Longstreet

It's one of the great literary mysteries of all time

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Portrait of Elgar
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Portrait of Elgar

Michael Kennedy

The public image of Elgar as patriotic country squire was established in his lifetime, but, in reality, it concealed a highly complex, sometimes baffling, private individual. This study of the composer's life uncovers a man who...

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O'Callaghan: The Making and Unmaking of a Rebel
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O'Callaghan: The Making and Unmaking of a Rebel

Jack Verney

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Claude Debussy: Biographie Critique
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Claude Debussy: Biographie Critique

Francois Lesure, Franocois Lesure

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Growing Up Rootless
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Growing Up Rootless

Suzanne Ravage Clausen

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Ford Madox Ford: And His Relationship to Stephen Crane and Henry James
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Ford Madox Ford: And His Relationship to Stephen Crane and Henry James

Solum Forlag Solum Forlag

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Isak Dinesen and Narrativity
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Isak Dinesen and Narrativity

Gurli A. Woods

Responding to recent Dinesen scholarship and public exposure in such films as Out of Africa and Babette's Feast, these fourteen original essays discuss and reveal the aesthetic subtlety and philosophical complexity of Dinesen's...

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