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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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Storm of Steel (03 Edition)
Storm of Steel (03 Edition)
by Ernst Junger
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A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self... (read more)

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Beatles Anthology (00 Edition)
Beatles Anthology (00 Edition)
by The Beatles
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The Beatles themselves contributed to this publication. Full of memorabilia, documents and pictures. Floor display comes full with 10 softcover books and 2 hardcover books.... (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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Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents
Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents
by Geoffrey Symcox
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In 1492, previously separate worlds collided and began to merge, often painfully, into the world-system in which we live today. Columbuss four Atlantic voyages (1492-1504) helped link Africa, Europe, and the Americas in a conflicted economic and cultural... (read more)

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Sacred Journey : a Memoir of Early Days (91 Edition)
Sacred Journey : a Memoir of Early Days (91 Edition)
by Frederick Buechner
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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will... (read more)

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Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
by C S Lewis
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"A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere . . . God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous." This book is not an autobiography. It is not a confession. It is, however, certainly one... (read more)

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Cooking for Kings : the Life of Antonin Careme, the First Celebrity Chef (03 Edition)
Cooking for Kings : the Life of Antonin Careme, the First Celebrity Chef (03 Edition)
by Ian Kelly
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“Cuisinier, architect, and one of the most prolific writers of the 19th century, Carême was the founder of a classic cuisine that would influence generations of chefs. In this well-researched book, Ian Kelly deftly recounts the exploits of... (read more)

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The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)
The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)
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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Secrets of the Talking Jaguar : Memoirs From the Living Heart of a Mayan Village (98 Edition)
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar : Memoirs From the Living Heart of a Mayan Village (98 Edition)
by Martin Prechtel
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Twenty-five years ago, a young musician and painter named Martin Prechtel wandered through the brilliant landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala. Arriving at Santiago Atitlan, a Tzutujil Mayan village on the breathtaking shores of Lake Atitlan, Prechtel met... (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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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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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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Boyhood : Scenes From Provincial Life (97 Edition)
Boyhood : Scenes From Provincial Life (97 Edition)
by J. M. Coetzee
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Coetzee grew up in a new development north of Cape Town, tormented by guilt and fear. With a father he despised, and a mother he both adored and resented, he led a double life—the brilliant and well-behaved student at school, the princely despot at... (read more)

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The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy
The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy
by Camara Laye
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The Dark Child is a distinct and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea. Long regarded Africa's preeminent Francophone novelist, Laye (1928-80) herein marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, his father's... (read more)

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Emerson: The Mind on Fire
Emerson: The Mind on Fire
by Robert D. Richardson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death.... (read more)

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Mayor of Macdougal Street (05 Edition)
Mayor of Macdougal Street (05 Edition)
by Dave Van Ronk
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Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk revival, but he was far more than that. A pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential guitarists of the... (read more)

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Memories, Dreams, Reflections (63 Edition)
Memories, Dreams, Reflections (63 Edition)
by Carl G. Jung
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My Bloody Life (00 Edition)
My Bloody Life (00 Edition)
by Reymundo Sanchez
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Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in... (read more)

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