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Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words
Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words
by Friedrich Kerst
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This critically acclaimed book offers revealing glimpses into the life and thoughts of the great composer. Collected from Beethoven's diaries and correspondence, these utterances and opinions reflect his views on music, art, God, education, his own... (read more)

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Voyage of the Heart
Voyage of the Heart
by Dave Tripiciano
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Dodging hurricanes, searched for by the Coast Guard, Dave Tripiciano was lost and aground several times as he made his way up the coast of America in his 25 foot sailboat, "God Speed." Surviving life-threatening situations, he met and touched the lives... (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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As the climbers of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster vanished into thin air, one man had the courage to bring them down alive... On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions headed by expert leaders attempted to scale the world's largest peak. But things went... (read more)

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French Spirits: A House, a Village, and a Love Affair in Burgundy
French Spirits: A House, a Village, and a Love Affair in Burgundy
by Jeffrey Greene
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Chapter OneThe Presbytery How is it that real estate agents know even before they look at you, as they shout on the phone to a colleague, that you are a waste of their time? They must develop a sixth sense to spot dreamers, like us, who know nothing... (read more)

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Amy Carmichael: Let the Little Children Come
Amy Carmichael: Let the Little Children Come
by Lois Hoadley Dick
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Arriving in India, Amy Carmichael sees little children married to pagan priests for temple prostitution. Amy rescues these children and provides a safe, healthy home for them.... (read more)

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Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life
Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life
by Tim Russert
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Now in paperback comes the #1 bestselling Father's Day book of 2004. Tim Russert, one of America's most watched and trusted news anchors, connects with readers in this critically acclaimed memoir about growing up in the 1950s and the special bond between... (read more)

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Aristotle in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)
Aristotle in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)
by Paul Strathern
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Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one s friends to Western civilization. Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. Well-written, clear... (read more)

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Abracadabra Kid : a Writer's Life (96 Edition)
Abracadabra Kid : a Writer's Life (96 Edition)
by Sid Fleischman
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The man with the spats rolled up his sleeves and proceeded to pluck a polished red billiard ball out of thin air. Presto It vanished. Abracadabra It reappeared. It turned white. it blushed red again. VoiIa Suddenly there were four billiard balls between... (read more)

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Columbus: And the Conquest of the Impossible
Columbus: And the Conquest of the Impossible
by Felipe Fernandez-armesto
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A highly readable and controversial portrait of a man driven by religion, influenced by mysticism, and, at best, a primitive navigator who barely knew how to use his ship's instruments. A pre-eminent historian calls into question earlier findings by... (read more)

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Being a Teen: Words of Advice from Someone Who's Been There (Teens & Young Adults)
Being a Teen: Words of Advice from Someone Who's Been There (Teens & Young Adults)
by Diane Mastromarino
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Millions have been here before. Millions will be here after you. Everyone has their own experiences, but we eventually share one common bond -- we all make it through these restless teenage years, and somehow, we all survive. We all walk that thin line... (read more)

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The World According to Oprah: An Unauthorized Portrait in Her Own Words
The World According to Oprah: An Unauthorized Portrait in Her Own Words
by Ken Lawrence
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Oprah Winfrey rose out of hardship and incredible poverty to become one of the most recognized and well-respected people in the world. In The World According to Oprah, Ken Lawrence captures this amazing woman in her own words, as she expresses the ideas... (read more)

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Cest La Vie an American Woman Begins A
Cest La Vie an American Woman Begins A
by Suzy Gershman
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Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed “Super Shopper Suzy” by Oprah) is our answer to Peter Mayle in this heartfelt, breezy, and funny story of starting over in Paris. Suzy had always fantasized about moving to Paris with her husband, but... (read more)

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Who's Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy
Who's Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy
by Joe Pantoliano
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Joe ("Joey Pants") Pantoliano, Hoboken's second favorite son (he hasn't been able to knock off Sinatra) tells his fascinating story of growing up in a real-life Sopranos family. Everyone knows him as Ralphie Cifaretto on The Sopranos, or the traitor in... (read more)

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Pathways Taken: A Hawkeye in the Enchanted Land
Pathways Taken: A Hawkeye in the Enchanted Land
by Robert S Turner
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This book provides a record of my life events, with personal thoughts and opinions, beginning in America's Iowa Heartland, and then encompassing significant events in Arizona, Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania and the Enchanted Land of New Mexico. The... (read more)

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To the Poles Without a Beard: the Polar Adventures of a World Record-breaking Woman
To the Poles Without a Beard: the Polar Adventures of a World Record-breaking Woman
by Catharine Hartley
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The story of a Chardonnay-quaffing media worker who became the first British woman to trek to the South and North Poles.... (read more)

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Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
by Sarah Parvis
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In the incredibly giftable little book Michelle Obama, readers get an inside look at the remarkable First Lady of the United States. Michelle Obama is a strong role model for women everywhere. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, and graduated from... (read more)

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My Adventures as a Spy
My Adventures as a Spy
by Robert Baden-powell
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Written during the first years of World War I by a British military hero, this charming volume introduces the essentials of spycraft. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and storyteller extraordinaire, developed his spying skills in South... (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
by Hillary Carlip
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A hilariously offbeat memoir about an adventurous young woman's escapades as she defies conventions and transforms an ordinary Los Angeles life into a star-studded, extraordinary miracle of self-discovery. Queen of the Oddballs forms a chronology of... (read more)

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Johnny Appleseed (All Aboard Reading: Level 1)
Johnny Appleseed (All Aboard Reading: Level 1)
by Patricia 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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Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
by John Lame Deer Fire
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed... (read more)

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