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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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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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The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901 (Harvest Book)
The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901 (Harvest Book)
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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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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Jesus: A New Vision
Jesus: A New Vision
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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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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From Bill Yenne, author of the military histories Big Week and Aces High, comes the stirring true story of the Eighth Air Force in World War II. Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to... (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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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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Worldly Philosophers 7TH Edition
Worldly Philosophers 7TH Edition
by Robert L Heilbroner
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The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish” (The New York Times). The Worldly... (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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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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Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
by William Goldman
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"Nobody knows anything." William Goldman has given us these three simple words to sum up the backroom chatter and deal making that goes on between studio executives trying to figure out why one movie becomes a hit and another tanks. Of course there is no... (read more)

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Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C G Jung
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German Boy : a Child in War (00 Edition)
German Boy : a Child in War (00 Edition)
by Wolfgang W. Samuel
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The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
by Steve Lopez
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Now a major motion picture-"An intimate portrait of mental illness, of atrocious social neglect, and the struggle to resurrect a fallen prodigy." (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down) This is the true story of journalist Steve Lopez's... (read more)

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River of Shadows (04 Edition)
River of Shadows (04 Edition)
by Rebecca Solnit
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This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca... (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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Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values
Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values
by Fred Kofman
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A former MIT Professor of the Year presents a practical training manual on the enlightening principles for business success that he teaches worldwide.... (read more)

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