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Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramahansa Yogananda
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Often described as the book that has changed the lives of millions, Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It was selected as One of the 100 Best Spiritual... (read more)

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his... (read more)

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, Krakauer searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled 24-year-old Chris McCandless to leave civilization behind and head into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Four months later, McCandless'... (read more)

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This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
by David Foster Wallace
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Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This Is Water. How does one keep from going through... (read more)

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Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth (06 Edition)
Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth (06 Edition)
by Andrew Carnegie
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Here is the enlightening memoir of the industrialist as famous for his philanthropy as for his fortune.... (read more)

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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Perceptive and surprising, Gladwell's new book illuminates the concepts of obstacles and adversity through moving and provocative stories. Demonstrating the unexpected or overlooked advantages to being disadvantaged, Gladwell once again offers an... (read more)

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Robber Barons (62 Edition)
Robber Barons (62 Edition)
by Matthew Josephson
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Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Harriman, Gould, Frick...this is the story of the giant american capitalists who seized economic power after the Civil War and altered the shape of american life forever. Index.... (read more)

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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir Thompson
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"When you live your life through records, the records are a record of your life." Drummer, DJ, producer, and cofounder of the legendary Roots crew, Ahmir "Questlove" (a.k.a. "?uestlove" and "Questo") Thompson is one of the music world's most virtuosic... (read more)

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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
by Adam Makos
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December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt... (read more)

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A Child Called It
A Child Called It
by Dave Pelzer
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played... (read more)

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than... (read more)

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Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
by Ralph Helfer
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Raised together in a small German circus town, Modoc, the elephant, and Bram, his faithful boyhood companion and later trainer, formed a bond that lasted their entire lives. It was an extraordinary friendship that was tested time and again until, in the... (read more)

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Unbroken : a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (10 Edition)
Unbroken : a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (10 Edition)
by Laura Hillenbrand
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Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year... (read more)

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Rain of Gold
Rain of Gold
by Victor Villasenor
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Rain of Gold is an engrossing read that's full of tales both tall and true. Villaseñor has a way of getting to one's heart through the stories of his ancestors and the journey that leads to his parents meeting. The sequel, Thirteen Senses, is... (read more)

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Jesus : a New Vision (87 Edition)
Jesus : a New Vision (87 Edition)
by Marcus J. Borg
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From top Jesus expert Marcus Borg, a completely updated and revised version of his vision of Jesus—as charismatic healer, sage, and prophet, a man living in the power of the spirit and dedicated to radical social change. Fully revised and updated... (read more)

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Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written By Himself (01 Edition)
Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written By Himself (01 Edition)
by Olaudah Equiano
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It is accompanied by an introduction, maps, illustrations, and annotations. "Contexts" provides essential public writings on the autobiography, general and historical background, related travel and scientific literature, other eighteenth-century works by... (read more)

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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
by Dave Pelzer
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Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother... (read more)

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Grant
Grant
by Jean Edward Smith
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Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized... (read more)

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Hard Drive : Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire (93 Edition)
Hard Drive : Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire (93 Edition)
by James Wallace
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The true story behind the rise of a tyrannical genius, how he transformed an industry, and why everyone is out to get him.In this fascinating exposé, two investigative reporters trace the hugely successful career of Microsoft founder Bill... (read more)

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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
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Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented... (read more)

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