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Biography


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Raising Ourselves: a Gwich'in Coming of Age Story From the Yukon River (02 Edition)
Raising Ourselves: a Gwich'in Coming of Age Story From the Yukon River (02 Edition)
by Velma Wallis
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Born in 1960, the sixth of thirteen children, Velma Wallis comes of age in a two-room log cabin in remote Fort Yukon, Alaska, a location accessible only by riverboat, airplane, snowmobile, or dog sled. Life is defined by the business of living off the... (read more)

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The Death of Franz Liszt: Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen
The Death of Franz Liszt: Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen
by Alan (edt) Walker
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-198) and index.... (read more)

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The Defiant: A True Story of Escape, Survival, & Resistance
The Defiant: A True Story of Escape, Survival, & Resistance
by Shalom Yoran
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Fifty years ago, while recuperating in an Israeli hospital a young Polish refugee wrote at length about his remarkable experiences in war-torn Europe. When done, his notes were set aside as he built a new life for himself, his wife, and their children... (read more)

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Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul
Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul
by Alissa Lukara
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Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul chronicles author Alissa Lukara's no-holds-barred 12-year quest to reclaim her life from a debilitating, presumably incurable illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. In this raw... (read more)

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Sisters: Coming of Age and Finding Love in the Wild Copper River Valley
Sisters: Coming of Age and Finding Love in the Wild Copper River Valley
by Samme Gallaher
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In 1926, Aileen Gallaher, a beautiful young woman, runs away from her difficult life in California, traveling alone by train to Seattle, then by steamship to Valdez, Alaska, where she is met by trapper Clyde C. "Slim" Williams and travels deep... (read more)

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After Goodbye: A Daughter's Story of Grief and Promise
After Goodbye: A Daughter's Story of Grief and Promise
by Lynette Friesen
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Lynette Friesen shares her spiritual journey, with its struggles and challenges, through the last years of her mother's life.... (read more)

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Arctic Bush Pilot: From Navy Combat to Flying Alaska's Northern Wilderness
Arctic Bush Pilot: From Navy Combat to Flying Alaska's Northern Wilderness
by James Anderson
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Backed by Wien Airlines, former Navy combat pilot Andy Anderson pioneered post-World War II bush service to Alaska's vast Koyokuk River region serving miners, Natives, sportsmen, geologists, adventurers, and assorted bush rats. He flew mining equipment... (read more)

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Voice That Remembers : a Tibetan Woman's Inspiring Story of Survival (97 Edition)
Voice That Remembers : a Tibetan Woman's Inspiring Story of Survival (97 Edition)
by Ama Adhe
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When Adhe Tapontsang--or Ama (Mother) Adhe, as she is affectionately known--left Tibet in 1987, she was allowed to do so on the condition that she remain silent about her twenty-seven years in Chinese prisons. Yet she made a promise to herself and to the... (read more)

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Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight To Save the Bays (05 Edition)
Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight To Save the Bays (05 Edition)
by Bang
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Acclaimed graphic artist Molly Bang brings Diane Wilson's story to life in striking pictures. A vivid companion to An Unreasonable Woman. Diane Wilson lived a fairly ordinary life as a commercial shrimper and mother until she learned that she lived... (read more)

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Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847
Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847
by Alan Walker
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Important developments have taken place in the world of Liszt scholarship since this volume first went to press, in 1983. This book contains many of the basic documents Ramann used to construct her 'official' three-volume biography of Liszt, which... (read more)

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On the Edge of Nowhere
On the Edge of Nowhere
by James Huntington
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His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family. Thus, Jimmy Huntington learns early how to survive on the land. Huntington is only seven when his mother dies, and he must... (read more)

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Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism
Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism
by David M. Robinson
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Traces--on the event of the sesquicentennial of Thoreau's "Walden--the evolution of the concept of "natural life" as an ethical standard in Thoreau's writings with an emphasis on the later phase of his career and his engagement with science and natural... (read more)

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Manchurian Legacy : Memoirs of a Japanese Colonist (99 Edition)
Manchurian Legacy : Memoirs of a Japanese Colonist (99 Edition)
by Kazuko Kuramoto
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Kazuko Kuramoto was born and raised in Dairen, Manchuria, in 1927, at the peak of Japanese expansionism in Asia. Dairen and the neighboring Port Arthur were important colonial outposts on the Liaotung Peninsula; the train lines established by Russia and... (read more)

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The Love of Impermanent Things: A Threshold Ecology
The Love of Impermanent Things: A Threshold Ecology
by Mary Rose O'reilley
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At midlife, Mary Rose O'Reilley reflects on her past and her hard-won sense of self. She is determined, now, not to sacrifice or waste her self. She has struggled for years along the paths set by her suburban childhood, her Catholic upbringing, her... (read more)

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Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports
Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports
by James Mckean
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If he had not fouled out, maybe Washington State University’s center, James McKean, might have held Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to only forty points. It was 1967, a transition year for college athletics in a dramatic time for those... (read more)

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Visionaries : the 20TH Century's 100 Most Inspirational Leaders (07 Edition)
Visionaries : the 20TH Century's 100 Most Inspirational Leaders (07 Edition)
by Satish Kumar
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Visionaries brings together the lives and works of 100 great men and women who offered inspiration, hope and healing.The 20th century was marked by wars, dictatorships and environmental destruction, yet many individuals kept alive the hope of a sane and... (read more)

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Out of the Shadow: A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side (Documents in American Social History)
Out of the Shadow: A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side (Documents in American Social History)
by Rose Cohen
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In this appealing autobiography, Rose Cohen looks back on her family's journey from Tsarist Russia to New York City's Lower East Side. Her account of their struggles and of her own coming of age in a complex new world vividly illustrates what was, for... (read more)

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One Day He Beckoned: One Woman's Story of the Difference Jesus Made
One Day He Beckoned: One Woman's Story of the Difference Jesus Made
by Antoinette Bosco
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One Day He Beckoned is the story of the difference that Jesus has made in journalist Antoinette's Bosco's life. It's a story of adversity and heartache most of us can only imagine. It takes us through a childhood cut short as she helped care for her... (read more)

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The Remarkable Life of William Beebe: Explorer & Naturalist
The Remarkable Life of William Beebe: Explorer & Naturalist
by Carol Grant Gould
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Therese of Lisieux: Living Justice (Saints & Virtues)
Therese of Lisieux: Living Justice (Saints & Virtues)
by Ave Maria Press
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