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Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape
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Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape

Anthony Bridge

A biography of the Byzantine courtesan who rose from the gutter to the throne of an Empire.

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 30: Volume 30: July 1 through October 31, 1779
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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 30: Volume 30: July 1 through October 31, 1779

Benjamin Franklin, Barbara B. Oberg

Beginning with a detailed account of Franklin's lavish celebration of the fourth anniversary of American independence, this volume centres on Franklin's renewed activity as a printer. The volume also relates his relationships with...

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An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections
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An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections

Jimmy Carter

The man revealed in these pages seems to embody so much of what Americans claim to admire - self-reliance, honesty, humor, modesty, intelligence - the stuff of heroes. - The New York Times Book Review

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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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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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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

This is a study of the life and writings of the Czech educator, Jan Amos Komensky, better known to the world as 'Comenius'. The work has been extensively researched in Eastern Europe and has benefited significantly from the...

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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

Salmon Portland Chase, 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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More Letters from the American Farmer: An Edition of the Essays in English Left Unpublished by Crevecoeur
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More Letters from the American Farmer: An Edition of the Essays in English Left Unpublished by Crevecoeur

J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Dennis D. Moore

A critical edition of essays that J. Hector St John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813) wrote in English, but did not include in Letters From an American Farmer . It is based on an examination of all available relevant textual sources,...

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The Light Within
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The Light Within

Paul Hughes

Formerly published as Shadow of Death, this explosive true story captures all the drama of war, and a soldier's incredible encounter with the afterlife. Takes the reader from the ravaged jungles of Vietnam to the destruction of...

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Gyorgy Ligeti: Eine Monographie
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Gyorgy Ligeti: Eine Monographie

Wolfgang Burde

A group of resourceful kids start solution-seekers.com, a website where cybervisitors can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the...

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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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The Great Melody
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The Great Melody

William Obrien

Statesman, political thinker, orator, and ardent campaigner, Edmund Burke was one of the most brilliant figures of the eighteenth century. This unorthodox biography focuses on Burke's thoughts, responses, and actions to the great...

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Stripped Naked
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Stripped Naked

Lauren Stratford

In Stripped Naked , Stratford tells, with humor, heart, and honesty, how she and her therapists met each of her multiple personalities. The book addresses the key issues of recognizing abuse and alternative selves and describes...

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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

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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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

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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Forged Under the Sun/Forjada Bajo el Sol: Life of Maria Elena Lucas
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Forged Under the Sun/Forjada Bajo el Sol: Life of Maria Elena Lucas

Fran Leeper Buss

The compelling oral history of a remarkable woman's life and political struggle

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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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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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Der Kreuzzug Kaiser Heinrichs VI.
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Der Kreuzzug Kaiser Heinrichs VI.

Claudia Naumann

Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universiteat Teubingen, 1988.

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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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Joe Morgan
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Joe Morgan

David Falkner, Joe Morgan

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Sallon's War
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Sallon’s War

Ralph Sallon, Martin Gilbert

A magnificent collection of caricatures by the oldest and most distinguished practising cartoonist in Britain. The bulk of them date from his greatest period when he drew the major figures of World War II, from the goodies like...

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

Paul C Pitzer

In the capable hands of Paul Pitzer, the fight for Grand Coulee Dam and the story of its construction is a vital, animated saga of people striving for dazzling goals and then working to build something spectacular. These...

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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

From Connecticut, where Wilford Woodruff was born in 1807, to San Francisco, where he was befriended by the cosmopolitan Bohemian Club before dying in 1898, Woodruff s life was unpredictable. The same man who consulted scientific...

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Galileo a Life
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Galileo a Life

Jr., James Reston

A suspenseful narrative and spiritive rendition of the life of Galileo.

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Lottie Deno: Gambling Queen of Hearts
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Lottie Deno: Gambling Queen of Hearts

Cynthia Rose

The true story of the woman who has been immortalised in frontier novels and more recently in television and film (as Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke and Laura Denbo in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral). Santa Fe writer Cynthia Rose presents...

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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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Armenians of Jerusalem: Memories of Life in Palestine
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Armenians of Jerusalem: Memories of Life in Palestine

John Melkon Rose

For centuries Jerusalem had a sizeable Armenian community, which retained its religious and social traditions. John Rose's family was part of that community, and he paints a vivid picture of their life, describing his early life...

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The End of the House of Windsor: Birth of a British Republic
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The End of the House of Windsor: Birth of a British Republic

Stephen Haseler

With the current shenanigans and revelations involving the royals, much of the mystique that has surrounded the monarchy over the centuries has been stripped away. This book argues that, as a result, a British republic is now...

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Diary Of Anne Clifford, The
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Diary Of Anne Clifford, The

Anne Clifford Herber Pembroke, Cou, Acheson

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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From the Kingdom of Memory
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From the Kingdom of Memory

Elie Wiesel

One of the great writers of our generation (The New Republic) weaves together memories of his life before the Holocaust and his great struggle to find meaning afterwards. Included are Wiesel's landmark speeches, among them his...

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Identity and Community: Reflections on English, Yiddish and French Literature in Canada
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Identity and Community: Reflections on English, Yiddish and French Literature in Canada

Irving Massey

In this book, the author, a Jewish Canadian from Montreal who has been an American academic for most of his career, re-examines his cultural roots and connections. The problem of Canada and Canadian identity lies at the heart of...

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Educational Reform At The State Level: The Politics And Problems Of implementation
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Educational Reform At The State Level: The Politics And Problems Of implementation

Jean Madsen

Sets out to describe the personal experiences of a state worker in Missouri as she attempted to implement educational reform programmes in the late 1980's. This was a critical time in America as other states were mandating new...

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Naguib Mahfouz: The Pursuit of Meaning
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Naguib Mahfouz: The Pursuit of Meaning

Rasheed El-Enany

A comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. Included is a full biography and systematic analysis of the writer's works.

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Camp David Diaries Volume V - Lady Bird Johnson 1963-1969
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Camp David Diaries Volume V - Lady Bird Johnson 1963-1969

Pamela Thorson

This is a novel about women, politics, secrets, and the keeping of a diary atCamp David by Lady Bird Johnson.

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An Armenian Boyhood
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An Armenian Boyhood

Harry Chinchinian, MD, Chinchinian, M.D.Harry

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Man and Mission: E.B. Gaston and the Origins of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony
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Man and Mission: E.B. Gaston and the Origins of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony

Dr Paul M M Gaston

In Man and Mission: E. B. Gaston and the Origins of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony, historian Paul Gaston relates his grandfather's 1864 founding of the utopian community of Fairhope, Alabama. The twenty-eight Fairhopers hoped...

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Women of Fair Hope
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Women of Fair Hope

Dr Paul M M Gaston

During the depression of the 1890s, a young Iowa newspaperman, indignant over the excesses of the Gilded Age, led a group of midwesterners to the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, where they established a model community based on the...

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Chiang Ching-kuo Remembered: The Man and His Political Legacy
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Chiang Ching-kuo Remembered: The Man and His Political Legacy

Ray S. Cline

This study of Chiang Ching-kuo, the last President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, begins with the author's visit to Taiwan over 30 years ago, and ends at President Chiang's funeral in January 1988. It provides an account of a...

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Lonesome Traveler: The Life of Lee Hays
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Lonesome Traveler: The Life of Lee Hays

Doris Willens, Pete Seeger

During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could...

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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

Ce volume reunit pour la premiere fois les lettres echangees entre Mme de Stael, Ch. de Villers et B. Constant entre 1803 et 1815. On y decouvrira des points de vue originaux sur la litterature, l'esthetique, la philosophie et la...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: In the Beginning
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Stevie Ray Vaughan: In the Beginning

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature.

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Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto
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Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto

Ernest G. Heppner

The devastation of the November 1938 pogrom, euphemistically known as 'Crystal Night', introduced a new level of Nazi horror that ended the author's family's happy life. This work describes the daily struggle to survive:...

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Sherman, Fighting Prophet
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Sherman, Fighting Prophet

Lloyd Lewis, Brooks D. Simpson

Presents the life of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union general who is remembered for his devastating march through Georgia during the Civil War. This book describes the relationship between Grant and Sherman and the meaning of...

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The Forest Trilogy
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The Forest Trilogy

Winifred Foley, Sarah Sherborne

No Pipe Dreams for Father is the second part of The Forest Trilogy, the author's reminiscences of life in the Forest of the Dean during the first half of the century which began in A Child in the Forest. Winifred Foley recounts...

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Sixty Saxon Saints
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Sixty Saxon Saints

Prof. Alan Smith

A useful concise guide containing biographical deatails of most of the better known English saints and a calendar of their feast days.

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