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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to... (read more)

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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
by Karen Blumenthal
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"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." —Steve Jobs From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at... (read more)

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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson
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The New York Times Book Review A thoroughly researched, crisply written, convincingly argued chronicle.... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Benjamin Franklin
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Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with... (read more)

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A Million Little Pieces
A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey
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At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he... (read more)

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Food & Friends: Recipes & Memories from Simca's Cuisine
Food & Friends: Recipes & Memories from Simca's Cuisine
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View recipes from Food and Friends. The coauthor of Mastering the Art of French Cooking shares an irresistible feast of reminiscence and recipes. Simone "Simca" Beck first met Julia Child in 1949 in the women's cooking club Cercle des Gourmettes in... (read more)

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Not long after her thirtieth birthday, on the heels of an ugly divorce, Elizabeth Gilbert traveled for a year, to Italy, India, and finally Indonesia. In Italy she wanted to explore the art of pleasure (pasta, wine, handsome men speaking a beautiful... (read more)

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One Writer's Beginnings (William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)
One Writer's Beginnings (William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)
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[Eudora Welty] is to be looked for, not in blatant self-advertising confidences, hints and nudges, but in the metaphorical clues she drops, which are the exposures of a disciplined sensibility. From them we can deduce a history of a life. One might say... (read more)

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Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
by Roberta Edwards
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Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities... (read more)

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Emissary of Light: A Vision of Peace
Emissary of Light: A Vision of Peace
by James F Twyman
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Shares adventures in Bosnia and Croatia and explains how we could be on the brink of lasting world peace.... (read more)

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Once Upon a Wish: True Inspirational Stories of Make-A-Wish Children
Once Upon a Wish: True Inspirational Stories of Make-A-Wish Children
by Rachelle Sparks
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In the last 30 years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has granted nearly 300,000 wishes worldwide to children battling life-threatening illnesses, shedding light on worlds darkened by disease and bringing hope to children and their families. With a... (read more)

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Confession of Saint Patrick :  Letter To Coroticus (98 Edition)
Confession of Saint Patrick : Letter To Coroticus (98 Edition)
by Saint Patrick
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John Skinner studied to become a Jesuit priest before pursuing a career in writing.  A former journalist with The Times of London, he has extensively researched the works of the great mystics and saints.  He is the author of Hear Our... (read more)

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Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division
Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division
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Formed in San Francisco in 1991, Pansy Division may not actually have been "the first openly gay pop-punk band," as the cover of this book declares, but they certainly were the first to emerge out of the burgeoning "queercore" scene (itself emerging... (read more)

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Family
Family
by Ian Frazier
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"[Frazier] is a writer of grace and charm."—The Washington Post Book World "It is a stunning book, written in sentences and paragraphs concealing emotional depth charges that explode across the gap from page to reader."—Geoffrey... (read more)

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Climb #1: The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
Climb #1: The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
by Anatoli Boukreev
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"Raw but powerful...[Boukreev] took action. He chose danger, and he saved lives." --The New York Times Book Review "One of the most amazing rescues in mountaineering history, performed single-handedly a few hours after climbing Everest without oxygen by... (read more)

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Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
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“[T]he charm... lies inher whimsical surrender to celebrity culture, balanced byher awareness of how silly it all is.” The... (read more)

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Johnny Appleseed (All Aboard Reading: Level 1)
Johnny Appleseed (All Aboard Reading: Level 1)
by Patricia Brennan Demuth
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With a bag of seeds and a pot on his head, John Chapman set out West to plant apple trees. He made lots of friends and planted lots of trees. Pretty soon, people started to call him Johnny Appleseed.... (read more)

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Tar Baby (MAXnotes)
Tar Baby (MAXnotes)
by Research & Education Association
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REAs MAXnotes is an insightful series of literature study guides covering over 80 of the most popular literary works. MAXnotes study guides are student friendly and provide all the essentials needed to prepare students for homework, discussions, reports,... (read more)

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A Long Line of Engineers
A Long Line of Engineers
by Anca Dumitrescu
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A coming of age story of a different kind, A Long Line of Engineers is the fifth of a series of memoirs by artist/healer Anca Dumitrescu. www.manicepictrilogy.com documents Trimmings, Warranted, Ode to Joy, which independently and together create a body... (read more)

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Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl (10 Edition)
Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl (10 Edition)
by Harriet Jacobs
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200th Anniversary Edition Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Harriet Jacobs Writing as Linda Brent “It has been painful to me, in many ways, to recall the dreary years I passed in bondage. I would gladly forget them if I could. Yet the... (read more)

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