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Robert Whyte's Famine Ship Diary 1847
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Robert Whyte’s Famine Ship Diary 1847

James J. Mangan

The voyage of a 'coffin ship' from Dublin to Grosse Ile, in Canada, described in the contemporary diary of Robert Whyte. Coffin ships transported over 100,000 people in flight from famine, fever and conditions involving...

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The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang for Our Supper
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The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang for Our Supper

Kenneth M Johnson, Charles K Wolfe

The Johnson Family Singers, a gospel group from North Carolina, rose to national acclaim during the 1940s and 1950s. This memoir was written by one of the three sons who sang with them. It focuses not only on family singers that...

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The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
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The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

Che Guevara, Michael J. Taber

An account of the 1966-1967 guerrilla struggle in Bolivia, Guevara's journal chronicles the day-by-day military and political developments in the campaign by one of the central leaders of the Cuban Revolution to forge a...

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El Ritmo
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El Ritmo

Salvador Rueda, Marta Palenque

El ritmo is a collection of letters from Salvador Rueda to the Catalonian critic Jose Yxart, first published in Madrid in 1894. El ritmo sets out, in a sometimes ironical tone, a panorama of the state of poetry in Spanish at the...

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The Insatiable Earl: A Life of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
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The Insatiable Earl: A Life of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

N A M Rodger (Exeter University)

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Vulgarity and Authenticity: Dimensions of Otherness in the World of Jean-Paul Sartre
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Vulgarity and Authenticity: Dimensions of Otherness in the World of Jean-Paul Sartre

Stuart Zane Charme

Focusing on the interplay of authenticity and vulgarisation in Sartre's thought, Charme sets out to throw new light on Sartre's philosophy. The book provides a portrait of Sartre, as well as examining his ideas.

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The Diary of John Holt
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The Diary of John Holt

Peter N. Davies

John Holt (1841-1915) was a successful British merchant who made several voyages to West Africa during his lifetime to establish business and trade in the era of British Imperialism.

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Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, a (1 Paperback/1 CD)
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Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, a (1 Paperback/1 CD)

David A Adler, Robert Casilla, Randye Kaye

A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Los Disfraces del Fantasma Que Nos Horada: El Concepto de Tiempo En Las Ciencias y La Tecnologia
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Los Disfraces del Fantasma Que Nos Horada: El Concepto de Tiempo En Las Ciencias y La Tecnologia

David Kettler, Antonio Sarmiento

David Kettler, Meja Volker y Nico Stehr hacen en este volumen una reconstruccin de la ruta intelectual de Mannheim, entre los aos 1920 y 1947, poniendo especial inters en los planteamientos crticos que serviran para fundar toda...

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Entre Elles
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Entre Elles

Michelle Coquillat

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Die Lehre Von Den Leistungsstorungen: Heinrich Stolls Bedeutung Fur Die Entwicklung Des Allgemeinen Schuldrechts
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Die Lehre Von Den Leistungsstorungen: Heinrich Stolls Bedeutung Fur Die Entwicklung Des Allgemeinen Schuldrechts

Anke Sessler

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Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century: Biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan
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Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century: Biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan

Mel Scult

This critical examination of the life of Mordecai Kaplan is based on Kaplan's unpublished 27-volume diary, thousands of personal letters, sermons, and Scult's own long-term relationship with Kaplan.

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Karl Sczuka (1900-1954): - Leben Und Werk -
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Karl Sczuka (1900-1954): - Leben Und Werk -

Andrea Arnoldussen

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universiteat zu Keoln, 1992.

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The Diary of a Forty-niner
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The Diary of a Forty-niner

Chauncey L. Canfield (Edt), Chauncey Canfield

Alfred T. Jackson was a pioneer miner who joined the Gold Rush from his home in Norfolk, Connecticut, migrating to Rock Creek, Nevada County, California, where he cabined and worked. This Diary covers two years of Jackson's life.

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Spenser's Famous Flight
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Spenser’s Famous Flight

Professor of English Patrick Cheney (The Pennsylvania State University)

Cheney shows that throughout his poetry Spenser relies on an image of flight to accomplish his highest goal.

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Karl Rosenkranz
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Karl Rosenkranz

Karl Rosenkranz, Joachim Butzlaff

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Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin
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Dancing to a Black Man’s Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin

Susan Curtis

By using Scott Joplin's life as a window onto American social and cultural development at the turn of the century, this biography dramatizes the role of one brilliant African American musician in defining the culture of a...

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Senator Alan Bible and the Politics of the New West
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Senator Alan Bible and the Politics of the New West

Gary Elliott

Illuminating the life of a dedicated United States senator, this book tells the story of a man who was tenacious in fostering the welfare of his Nevada constituents, yet mindful of the national interests of all Americans. A man...

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Dictionary of Literary Biography: Late Victorian and Edwardian Novelists, First Series
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Dictionary of Literary Biography: Late Victorian and Edwardian Novelists, First Series

Richard Layman, Bruccoli-Clark Layman, Clark, Gale Cengage

This volume covers Victorian and Edwardian novelists. Like other volumes in the series, it discusses the lives and careers of individual authors and summarizes critical responses to their work. Each entry includes a complete list...

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Theodore H. White and Journalism as Illusion
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Theodore H. White and Journalism as Illusion

Joyce Hoffmann

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G. Ruger Donoho: A Painter's Path
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G. Ruger Donoho: A Painter’s Path

Rene Paul Barilleaux (McNay Art Museum), Victoria J Beck

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Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life and Profession
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Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life and Profession

Ben H Bagdikian

Pulitzer prize-winner Ben Bagdikian takes an outsider's view of America and an insider's look at the world of journalism in this text.

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Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television
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Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television

Emily J. McMurray

Provides biographical and career details on over 6400 professionals currently working in the entertainment industry. Entries include birth dates, parental and marriage information, education data, political and religious...

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Child of War, Woman of Peace
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Child of War, Woman of Peace

Le Ly Hayslip

A Vietnamese immigrant tells of arriving in the United States as a young bride and her journey to rediscover herself.

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Picasso and Dora: A Personal Memoir
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Picasso and Dora: A Personal Memoir

James Lord

This fresh and vivid portrait of the postwar Paris art world, written by a member of Picasso's circle, sheds original new light on the greatest of modern artists and on the most important and least-known of his loves, the alluring...

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Lifting the Veil: A Political History of Struggles for Emancipation
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Lifting the Veil: A Political History of Struggles for Emancipation

Dr Richard A Couto (Union Institute and University)

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Michel-Ange

Marcel Brion

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Leonard de Vinci
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Leonard de Vinci

Marcel Brion

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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Final Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan Volume 1
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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Final Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan Volume 1

U S Department of Commerce- Noaa

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New Light at the Cape of Good Hope: William Porter, the Father of Cape Liberalism
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New Light at the Cape of Good Hope: William Porter, the Father of Cape Liberalism

J.L. McCracken

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Two Cardinals: John Henry Newman, Desire Joseph Mercier
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Two Cardinals: John Henry Newman, Desire Joseph Mercier

Robrecht Boudens, Lieve Gevers, B. Doyle

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Cahiers D'Abram Cytryn (Les)
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Cahiers D'Abram Cytryn (Les)

Abram Cytryn

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Parole de Dieu (La)
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Parole de Dieu (La)

Jacques Seguela

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Domprediger Dr. Johann Maier: Der Einsatz Eines Lebens Fur Die Stadt Regensburg
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Domprediger Dr. Johann Maier: Der Einsatz Eines Lebens Fur Die Stadt Regensburg

Werner Chrobak

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50 Jahre Danach - Domprediger Dr. Johann Maier Und Seine Zeit
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50 Jahre Danach - Domprediger Dr. Johann Maier Und Seine Zeit

Schnell & Steiner

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Butter Side Up!: Common Sense Solutions to Critical Family Issues
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Butter Side Up!: Common Sense Solutions to Critical Family Issues

Marie Salway

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I, Asimov: A Memoir
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I, Asimov: A Memoir

Isaac Asimov

A self-portrait by the late master of science fiction and popular scientific thought looks back on his life and career, discussing his writings, religious beliefs, friendships and personal relationships, and innovative ideas....

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Personality in Japanese History
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Personality in Japanese History

Albert Craig, Donald Shively

A series of biographical sketches that portray the interaction of individual culturally induced motivation and social history.

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Princes without a Home: Modern Zionism and the Strange Fate of Theodor Herzl's Children, 1900-45
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Princes without a Home: Modern Zionism and the Strange Fate of Theodor Herzl’s Children, 1900-45

Ilse Sternberger

Theodore Herzl, father of modern Zionism and the state of Israel, had three gifted children. Their parents' early deaths led to the princes being placed in the care of the International Zionist Organisation. This account tells...

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Erinnerungen
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Erinnerungen

Gerhart B Ladner, Walter Pohl, Herwig Wolfram

Vereoffentlichungen von Gerhart Ladner : p. [79]-82.

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Blacks in Bondage: Letters of American Slaves
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Blacks in Bondage: Letters of American Slaves

Robert S. Starobin

A collection of documents by black American slaves, written while enslaved or shortly after escape. The words recorded here express complexity and diversity of thought and feeling about slavery and being black, and offer glimpses...

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The Fall of the Dice
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The Fall of the Dice

Bill Marks

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Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists since World War II, Fourth Series
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Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists since World War II, Fourth Series

Gale Research Inc

This volume covers post-1945 American novelists. Like other volumes in the series, it discusses the lives and careers of individual authors and summarizes critical responses to their work, from initial publication to 1995. Each...

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Locked Rooms Open Doors:: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1933-1935
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Locked Rooms Open Doors:: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1933-1935

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Lindbergh

A moving volume that reveals how the Lindberghs increasingly found themselves in the spotlight-a bittersweet record of achievements and hardships. Introduction by the Author; Index; photographs. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Robert Creeley & the Genius of the American Common Place
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Robert Creeley & the Genius of the American Common Place

Tom Clark (Victoria University), Robert Creeley

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Sidney Lumet
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Sidney Lumet

Jay Boyer

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John Gwilym Jones
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John Gwilym Jones

William Lewis

An introduction to the life and work of one of the greatest Welsh dramatists of this century. John Gwilym Jones (1904-1988) was also a short-story writer, novelist and literary critic whose work was almost exclusively in the Welsh...

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Intellectuals in Exile: Refugee Scholars and the New School for Social Research
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Intellectuals in Exile: Refugee Scholars and the New School for Social Research

Claus-Dieter Krohn, Arthur J. Vidich, Rita Kimber, Robert Kimber

In the 1930s, with the rise of fascism, European intellectuals sought refuge in the United States. Many came to be affiliated with the University in Exile. This book presents the intellectual history of that group, documenting...

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