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Thomas Mann - Felix Bertaux: Correspondence 1923-1948
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Thomas Mann - Felix Bertaux: Correspondence 1923-1948

Thomas Mann, Biruta Cap

Thomas Mann's correspondence with French Germanist Felix Bertaux between 1923 and 1948 deals with the writer's business of foreign translations, contracts, criticism, publicity and lecture tours. It also reflects the development...

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Porn: Myths for the Twentieth Century
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Porn: Myths for the Twentieth Century

Robert J. Stoller

An exploration of the personalities and perspectives of the men and women who are part of the adult heterosexual pornography industry. Their stories, as told to the author, reveal the inner workings of the industry and the...

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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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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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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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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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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: (German)
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Gyorgy Ligeti: Eine Monographie: (German)

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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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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Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke 1910 - 1926 (Paper Only)
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Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke 1910 - 1926 (Paper Only)

Rainer Maria Rilke

This volume of Rilke's letters covers the years from the completion of The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge to Rilke's death in December 1926, nearly five years after he had written the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus,...

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Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke 1892-1910 (Paper Only)
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Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke 1892-1910 (Paper Only)

Rainer Maria Rilke

This representative selection from Rilke's large and extraordinary correspondence provides a kind of spiritual autobiography of the poet.

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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)

A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.

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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)

A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.

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Prince Charming Goes West: The Story of the E.P. Ranch
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Prince Charming Goes West: The Story of the E.P. Ranch

Simon Evans

This is the fascinating story of the E.P. Ranch, owned for 43 years by His Royal Highness, Edward, Prince of Wales. The ranch served as a bond between him and the people of Canada, and its development was closely bound up with the...

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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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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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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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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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The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin, 1910-1940
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The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin, 1910-1940

Walter Benjamin, Gershom Gerhard Scholem, Theodor W. Adorno, Manfred R. Jacobson, Evelyn M. Jacobson

Benjamin's correspondence reveals the evolution of some of his most important ideas. Published here in English, these letters offer an intimate picture of Benjamin himself and the times in which he lived. They also provide an...

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History Continues
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History Continues

Georges Duby, John W. Baldwin, Arthur Goldhammer

In this autobiography, Duby recalls his life's influences, including the historians Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre, the Annales School and the College de France. He also offers insights into methods of gathering and using archival...

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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 Verdi-Boito Correspondence
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The Verdi-Boito Correspondence

Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boito, Marcello Conati, Mario Medici, William Weaver

This collection features 301 letters between Giuseppe Verdi and his last most gifted librettist, Arrigo Boito. This edition contains a new introduction by Marcello Conati, improvements and updatings to the original edition and an...

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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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Joe Morgan
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Joe Morgan

David Falkner

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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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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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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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Pres: Story Of Lester
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Pres: Story Of Lester

Luc Delannoy

The critic Norman Granz called tenor saxophonist Lester Young the greatest musician I have heard on the instrument. Douglas Ramsey speaks of Young as the gentle bedeviled genius whose vision of beauty found expression even...

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Then the Wind Changed in Africa: Nigerian Letters of Robert Hepburn Wright
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Then the Wind Changed in Africa: Nigerian Letters of Robert Hepburn Wright

Robert Hepburn Wright, Robert Pearce

Robert Hepburn Wright began his career in the British Colonial Administrative Service in 1936 when he joined the Northern Nigerian Service. His letters provide a unique record of the period leading up to the end of empire and...

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Invasion Kuwait: An English Woman's Tale
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Invasion Kuwait: An English Woman’s Tale

Jehan S. Rajab

In the form of a journal, this book tells the story of the author's experiences in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion. Jehan Rajab chronicles her fight to preserve normality in the face of persecution and to save the Tareq Rajab...

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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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Meeting Freud's Family
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Meeting Freud’s Family

Paul Roazen

In the 1960s, Roazen interviewed more than 70 people who had known Freud personally, ranging from relatives to patients. The notes Roazen took during these interviews provide the basis for this book. Part personal reminiscence,...

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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 Myth of the Reine Margot: Toward the Elimination of a Legend
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The Myth of the Reine Margot: Toward the Elimination of a Legend

Robert J. Sealy

The Divorce Satyrique is an anonymous biographical sketch of Marguerite de Valois. Although a proclaimed satire, the document was accepted as historical fact and it single-handedly spawned the myth of the Reine Margot. Despite her...

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Peter Sterry: Select Writings
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Peter Sterry: Select Writings

N. I. Matar, N I Matar

This book presents letters, treatises and poems from the manuscripts of Peter Sterry (1613-1672) at Emmanuel College Library, Cambridge. It is the first edition that includes complete writings by the chaplain of Oliver Cromwell,...

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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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Upward Panic: The Autobiography of Eva Palmer-Sikelianos
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Upward Panic: The Autobiography of Eva Palmer-Sikelianos

Eva Palmer-Sikelianos, John Peter Anton

A biography of Evalina Palmer-Sikelianos (1874-1952), a woman who fought for the arts against the background of war. She contributed throughout her life to the revival of interest in classical Greece, the theatre and choral...

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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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