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An Ottoman Statesman in War and Peace: Ahmed Resmi Efendi, 1700-1783
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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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Envisioning Literature: Literary Understanding and Literature Instruction
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Envisioning Literature: Literary Understanding and Literature Instruction

Judith A. Langer

This work proposes new ways to think about literature instruction and its contribution to schooling. It focuses on the creation in the classroom of a literate community and the development of a reader-based pedagogy for all...

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Roemische Memoiren: Kuenstler, Kunstliebhaber Und Gelehrte 1893-1943
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Roemische Memoiren: Kuenstler, Kunstliebhaber Und Gelehrte 1893-1943

Ludwig Pollak, MM Guldan

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Iusti Lipsi Epistolae. Pars VI: 1593
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Iusti Lipsi Epistolae. Pars VI: 1593

J. De Landtsheer

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Johannes Reuchlin (1455-1522): Festgabe Seiner Vaterstadt Pforzheim Zur 500. Wiederkehr Seines Geburtstages
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Johannes Reuchlin (1455-1522): Festgabe Seiner Vaterstadt Pforzheim Zur 500. Wiederkehr Seines Geburtstages

Hermann Kling, Stefan Rhein

Half-title t.p.: Festgabe Johannes Reuchlin.

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Composer's World: Debussy
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Composer’s World: Debussy

Wendy Thompson

This biography looks at the life and work of Claude Debussy. Illustrated with impressioninst and art nouveau , the book portrays Debussy's life against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century Paris. Simple keyboard arrangements of...

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Composer's World: Tchaikovsky
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Composer’s World: Tchaikovsky

Wendy Thompson

This biography looks at the life and work of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, with illustrations from his life and the Russia in which he lived. Simple keyboard arrangements of some of his work, including Romeo and Juliet , the 1812 Overture ...

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The Healing Imagination of Olive Schreiner: Beyond South African Colonialism
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The Healing Imagination of Olive Schreiner: Beyond South African Colonialism

Joyce Avrech Berkman

A study of Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), the first white South African novelist to win international recognition. Schreiner was also known for her political and social treatises, which promoted feminism, socialism, pacifism and...

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Clintons Of Arkansas
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Clintons Of Arkansas

Ernest Dumas, Dumas Ernest

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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

L Mpho Mabunda

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Woodrow Wilson: A Biography
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Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

August Heckscher

Scholar, reformer, orator, president, and peacemaker, Wilson was one of the most challenging political forces in 20th-century American politics. This acclaimed biography--the first to use the full corpus of Wilson's papers--offers...

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The Letters of William S. Burroughs: Volume I: 1945-1959
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The Letters of William S. Burroughs: Volume I: 1945-1959

William S. Burroughs, Oliver Harris

This volume of correspondence vividly documents the personal and cultural history through which Burroughs developed, revealing clues to illuminate his life and keys to open up his text. Sheds light on both the personal demons and...

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Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1848-1851, Volume V
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Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1848-1851, Volume V

Benjamin Disraeli, J.B. Conacher, M.G. Wiebe

Part of the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series. This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1848 and 1851.

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Iron House: Stories from the Yard
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Iron House: Stories from the Yard

Jerome Washington

A series of vignettes depicting life behind bars in America's prisons offers a witness' view of a dehumanizing system.

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Dual Allegiance: Freud as a Modern Jew
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Dual Allegiance: Freud as a Modern Jew

Moshe Gresser

Gresser (philosophy and religion, Colgate U.) uses Freud's correspondence to argue that Freud's Jewishness was a source of pride and that he identified with both Jewish and humanist traditions. Includes discussion of Freud's last...

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Bernard Ashmole: An Autobiography
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Bernard Ashmole: An Autobiography

Bernard Ashmole, Donna Kurtz

Bernard Ashmole (1894-1988) was one of the outstanding classical archaeologists of the 20th century and a world authority on ancient Greek sculpture.

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L'Art Epistolaire Dans l'Europe Cosmopolite
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L'Art Epistolaire Dans l'Europe Cosmopolite

Klincksieck

At head of title: Groupe d'aetudes compratistes sur l'Europe du Nord.

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Soldier of the Year: The Story of a Gay American Patriot
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Soldier of the Year: The Story of a Gay American Patriot

Jose Zuniga, Tom Miller

In March of 1993, the Army pronounced Gulf War veteran Sgt. Jose Zuniga the 1992 Soldier of the Year. Six weeks later, Zuniga's military career ended when he revealed that he was gay. This is an intensely personal account of the...

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English Episcopal Acta IX: Winchester 1205-1238
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English Episcopal Acta IX: Winchester 1205-1238

Nicholas Vincent

This volume covers the episcopate of Peter des Roches, one of the figures in the political history of 13th-century England. Many of the documents relate to his role at court, and an analysis of his entourage sheds light on the...

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The Papers of Andrew Johnson: Volume 11 August 1866-January 1867
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The Papers of Andrew Johnson: Volume 11 August 1866-January 1867

Andrew Johnson, Paul Bergeron

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St. Catherine of Siena
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St. Catherine of Siena

Alice Curtayne

One of the greatest, most interesting, most influential and most popular saints in Church history. She was a stigmatist, miracle-worker, Doctor of the Church, Patroness of Italy, she brought the Papacy back to Rome from France,...

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The Unique World of Women in Bible Times and Now
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The Unique World of Women in Bible Times and Now

Eugenia Price

Filled with sage advice on how 20th-century women can learn from the trials and tribulations suffered by Biblical matriarchs, this timely book reinforces the notion that God needed women then and He needs them now--to witness His...

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Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered
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Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered

William H. Pritchard

This study demonstrates the complex interaction between Frost's life and work. Based not only on the poetry, but on letters, notebooks, recorded interviews and public appearances as well, it treats the most significant aspects of...

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N'Oublie Pas Mostar
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N'Oublie Pas Mostar

Edisa Palikuca

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Tradition de la Trahison Chez Les Marechaux
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Tradition de la Trahison Chez Les Marechaux

Jean Galtier-Boissiere

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From Austria to Hawaii: Odyssey of a Classicist
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From Austria to Hawaii: Odyssey of a Classicist

Alfred Burns

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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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Great Negroes: Past and Present: Volume One
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Great Negroes: Past and Present: Volume One

Russell L. Adams, Eugene Winslow

Contains one hundred and seventy-five historically organised biographies of famous African Americans in areas such as education, science, music, and more.

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The Civil War of Herman Melville
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The Civil War of Herman Melville

Stanton Garner

This work sets out to place the writing and the life of Herman Melville in the context of the time of the American Civil War. It draws upon complexities and apparent contradictions in his personal life to reveal why he opposed...

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Cuckoo Marans in the Taproom
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Cuckoo Marans in the Taproom

Derek Brock, Gareth Armstrong

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General George Posey: Son of the American Revolution
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General George Posey: Son of the American Revolution

John Thornton Posey

Of particular interest in this biography of General Posey is an appendix containing a detailed analysis of evidence available to support popular 29th-century speculation that Thomas Posey was, in fact, George Washington's illicit...

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The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
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The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion

William Walker, Glenn C. Wilcox

William Walker's Southern Harmony, first published in 1835, was the most popular tune book of the nineteenth century, containing 335 sacred songs, dominated by the folk hymns of oral tradition and written in the old four-shape...

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Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1929-1932
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Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1929-1932

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Running the Blockade: Personal Narrative of Adventures, Risks and Escapes During the Civil War
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Running the Blockade: Personal Narrative of Adventures, Risks and Escapes During the Civil War

Thomas E. Taylor, Stephen R. Wise

Entertaining yet highly accurate, this narrative recounts a renegade English gentleman's role as a blockade runner.

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The Life And Teachings Of Sai Baba Of Shirdi
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The Life And Teachings Of Sai Baba Of Shirdi

Antonio Rigopoulos

A vast and diversified religious movement originating from Sai Baba of Shirdi, is often referred to as the Sai Baba movement. Through the chronological presentation of Sai Baba's life, light is shed on the various ways in which...

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On the Trail of Homo Economicus: Essays by Gordon Tullock
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On the Trail of Homo Economicus: Essays by Gordon Tullock

Gordon Brady, Robert D. Tollison, Gordon Tullock

This collection of previously unpublished writings by Gordon Tullock covers themes ranging from game theory to economic progress. The essays recall Tullock's belief that social and economic institutions affect individual...

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Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822
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Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

Stuart Houston, I. S. Maclaren

An account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. It is of interest to Franklin and Arctic enthusiasts, and to Canadian studies, northern studies, art history, and anthropology specialists.

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Always of Home: A Southern Illinois Childhood
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Always of Home: A Southern Illinois Childhood

Edgar A Imhoff

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The Blue Hen's Chick: An Autobiography
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The Blue Hen’s Chick: An Autobiography

David L. Petersen, A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

For more than half a century A B Guthrie Jr was the true voice of the real West. Guthrie recorded it best because he knew it best, because he actually lived the calamitous transition from Old West to New. In this autobiography, he...

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A Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Volume 1: Through the Civil War
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A Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Volume 1: Through the Civil War

Gregory J. W. Urwin, Frederick Whittaker

Presents the biography of General George A Custer. This book describes Custer's escapades as a cadet at West Point (where he was called Fanny because of his golden locks), his courtship of Judge Bacon's saucy daughter, and his...

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A Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Volume 2: From Appomattox to the Little Big Horn
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A Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Volume 2: From Appomattox to the Little Big Horn

Frederick Whittaker, Robert M. Utley

Presents the biography of General George A Custer. This book describes Custer's escapades as a cadet at West Point (where he was called Fanny because of his golden locks), his courtship of Judge Bacon's saucy daughter, and his...

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Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy
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Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy

Elizabeth Schlappi

Fiddler Roy Acuff was the first living performer to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. A member of the Grand Ole Opry and premier figure in the growth of country music, his story is told through interviews with...

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Banquiere de L'Espoir (La)
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Banquiere de L'Espoir (La)

Maria Nowak

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I Say Me for a Parable: The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman
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I Say Me for a Parable: The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman

Mance Lipscomb, Glen Alyn

Lipscomb (1895-1976), the son of a slave, lived almost his whole life in Navasota, Texas, supporting his family by tenant farming cotton. Here Manse relates the hard times working for the bossman and good times playing the blues...

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Being English: Narratives, Idioms, and Performances of National Identity from Coleridge to Trollope
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Being English: Narratives, Idioms, and Performances of National Identity from Coleridge to Trollope

Julian Wolfreys

Drawing on recent developments concerning national identity in post-Marxist criticism and Derridean philosophy, Wolfreys looks at the ways in which literature is used to represent the English middle-classes to themselves, using...

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Deford Bailey
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Deford Bailey

David C. Morton, Charles K. Wolfe

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The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: Volume VIII. A Supplement of New Letters
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The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: Volume VIII. A Supplement of New Letters

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Alan G. Hill (Professor of English Language and Literature, Professor of English Language and Literature, University of London), Alan G. Hill

None of the letters in this volume has appeared in the original edition of the Letters, and most have never previously been published at all. They throw striking and unexpected new light on Wordsworth's imaginative and emotional...

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The Rushdie Letters: Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Write
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The Rushdie Letters: Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Write

Steve MacDonogh, in Association with Article 19

In February 1989 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran announced that Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses , and 'all involved in its publication who were aware of its content, are sentenced to death'. This title responds...

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