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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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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

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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Gyorgy Ligeti: Eine Monographie
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Gyorgy Ligeti: Eine Monographie

Wolfgang Burde

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community
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Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

La Blanc, L Mpho Mabunda

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

Nancy Ferrell

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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

For a century the new religion of Islam had exploded across the world driven by the passion of the jihad the armed struggle to conquer the world for God until it stretched from Morocco to China. Then the expansion ground to a halt...

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In the Shadow of the Flame
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In the Shadow of the Flame

Continuum

The foremost commentator on contemporary experimental theater turns her focus to her own critical nature, describing three epiphanies in her search for greater self-awareness. Croyden is the author of Lunatics, Lovers & Poets: The...

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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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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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An Ottoman Statesman in War and Peace: <i>Ahmed Resmi Efendi, 1700-1783</i>
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An Ottoman Statesman in War and Peace: Ahmed Resmi Efendi, 1700-1783

Virginia H. Aksan

This study of Ahmed Resmi, servant and critic of the state, offers new insights into Ottoman eighteenth-century society, emphasizing the impact of the 1768-74 Russo-Turkish war on an outmoded world-view, and the call for the...

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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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