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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

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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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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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Much ADO about Me
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Much ADO about Me

Fred Allen

Radio and film star Fred Allen's autobiography: Much Ado About Me.

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Everybody is Special
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Everybody is Special

Gary Mann

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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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A Path Through the Sea: One Woman's Journey from Depression to Wholeness
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A Path Through the Sea: One Woman’s Journey from Depression to Wholeness

Lillian V. Grissen

From breakdown to breakthrough, from deep depression to victorious joy, Grissen tells of her personal recovery in an honest, instuctive, and heartening memoir that will engage and encourage many who suffer from depression as well...

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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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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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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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Pioneer Woman Educator: The Progressive Spirit of Annie Webb Blanton
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Pioneer Woman Educator: The Progressive Spirit of Annie Webb Blanton

Cottrell D

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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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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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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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Inside Looking out: The Life and Art of Gina Knee
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Inside Looking out: The Life and Art of Gina Knee

Sharyn R. Udall, Gina Knee

American painter Gina Knee (1898-1982) is an important, virtually unacclaimed artist, whose career stretched over five decades and many locations: she worked in the Southwest, the South, California, and New York. Starting in the...

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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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Strangers and Sojourners: History of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula
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Strangers and Sojourners: History of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

Arthur W. Thurner

This is the story of the copper-mining communities in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula and of the people who created them.

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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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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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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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The Smell of Humans: A Memoir of the Holocaust in Hungary
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The Smell of Humans: A Memoir of the Holocaust in Hungary

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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Robert Adam
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Robert Adam

John Lowrey

This is an issue of our annual journal Architectural Heritage.

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A Victorian Lady's Album: Kate Shannon's Halifax and Boston Diary of 1892
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A Victorian Lady’s Album: Kate Shannon’s Halifax and Boston Diary of 1892

Kate Shannon, Della Stanley

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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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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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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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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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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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Skin and Bones
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Skin and Bones

Hyvernaud

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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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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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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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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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Peter Sterry: Select Writings
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Peter Sterry: Select Writings

N. I. Matar, N I Matar

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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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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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Correspondance
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Correspondance

Emmanuel Chabrier, Thierry Bodin, Roger Delage, Frans Durif

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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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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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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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Erinnerungen Und Erfahrungen
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Erinnerungen Und Erfahrungen

Karl Carstens, Kai Von Jena, Reinhard Schmoeckel

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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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