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The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul
The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul
by John Beevers
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A spiritual guide for millions the world over, this is the autobiography of a holy woman who "attained to the knowledge of supernatural things in such abundant measure that she was able to point out the sure way of salvation to others." --Pope... (read more)

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James Joyce
James Joyce
by Richard Ellmann
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Richard Ellmann has revised and expanded his definitive work on Joyce's life to include newly discovered primary material, including details of a failed love affair, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknown letters, and much... (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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Bill Peet : an Autobiography (89 Edition)
Bill Peet : an Autobiography (89 Edition)
by Bill Peet
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Bill Peet tells his life story, including his years with Disney, with illustrations on every page.... (read more)

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My Land and My People: The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
My Land and My People: The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
by Dalai Lama
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Schooled behind ancient palace walls to become the leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama has become a spiritual leader to the world and a leading civil rights advocate. My Land and My People tells the story of his life.... (read more)

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Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (01 Edition)
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (01 Edition)
by Ursula King
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) was a French Jesuit theologian and scientist renowned for his pioneering field work in paleontology. His visionary writings on the reconciliation of faith and evolutionary theory aroused the suspicions of the... (read more)

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Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
by Sonny Barger
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Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four... (read more)

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Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July
by Ron Kovic
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Cultural Writing. This New York Times bestseller details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti... (read more)

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Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
by Mark Twain
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Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography stands as the last of Twain’s great yarns. Here he tells his story in his own way, freely expressing his joys and sorrows, his affections and hatreds, his rages and reverence—ending, as always, tongue-in... (read more)

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Goodbye Darkness: A Memoire of the Pacific War
Goodbye Darkness: A Memoire of the Pacific War
by William Manchester
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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), angrily demanding to know what had happened to the three decades since he had laid down his arms. To find... (read more)

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Confessions of a Yakuza
Confessions of a Yakuza
by Junichi Saga
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A riveting tale of murder and unexpected compassion by the author of Memories of Silk and Straw, recounting the true life saga of one of the last traditional gang bosses in Japan.... (read more)

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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
by Nathaniel Fick
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Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between military ideals and military practice. In this deeply thoughtful account of what it's like to fight on today's front... (read more)

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Interesting Narrative and Other Writings ((Rev)03 Edition)
Interesting Narrative and Other Writings ((Rev)03 Edition)
by Olaudah Equiano
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A revised and expanded edition of the classic account of the slave trade by a native African, former slave, and loyal British... (read more)

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What It Is Like to Go to War
What It Is Like to Go to War
by Karl Marlantes
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Fast off the success of his devastating Vietnam War novel, Karl Marlantes gives us his incredibly readable treatise on soldier psychology, Reflections on Combat: Psyche, Soul, and Consciousness in Modern Warfare. Writing in a personal address to youths... (read more)

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
by Laurence Bergreen
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In 1519, Magellan, five ships, and more than two hundred men set sail from Spain to find a water route to the Spice Islands. Despite suffering starvation, disease, torture, and death, they discovered the passageway known today as the Strait of Magellan... (read more)

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Hare With Amber Eyes: a Family's Century of Art and Loss (10 Edition)
Hare With Amber Eyes: a Family's Century of Art and Loss (10 Edition)
by Edmund De Waal
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An Economist Book of the Year        Costa Book Award Winner for Biography     Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty... (read more)

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A Severe Mercy
A Severe Mercy
by Sheldon Vanauken
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Sheldon and Davy Vanauken knew at once that they shared the most rare of loves. Basing their lives on a dogma of complete sharing and a unselfish focus on what was best for both, they created what they dubbed the Shining Barrier to safeguard their tiny... (read more)

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Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
by Mark Mathabane
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andlt;bandgt;The Classic Story of Life in Apartheid South Africaandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang... (read more)

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer
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My to-read list is long as it is, so I usually put off reading bestsellers until (a) the hype dies down and used copies start to become available or (b) someone chastises me for not having read something that came out forever ago. And so it was that 10... (read more)

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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Vintage)
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Vintage)
by T J Stiles
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of... (read more)

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