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Joe Gould's Secret (96 Edition)
Joe Gould's Secret (96 Edition)
by Joseph Mitchell
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US... (read more)

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Kerouac: A Biography
Kerouac: A Biography
by Ann Charters
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"It is about men and ideas that changed everything. That's reason enough to read it."--The New York Times "This biography becomes almost a novel in itself. The darkly intense, handsome young man, the gypsy wanderer, hero and prophet to everyone but... (read more)

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Garcia: An American Life
Garcia: An American Life
by Blair Jackson
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Blair Jacksonis a longtime journalist whose area of expertise includes Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. His quarterly magazine, The Golden Road, was for ten years the authoritative resource on the Grateful Dead. He is the author of Going Down the Road:... (read more)

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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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"Lopez is a terrific reporter. The Soloist is poignant, wise, and funny." -Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind "A heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful, read." -Essence "An utterly compelling tale." -Pete Earley, author of Crazy: A Father's Search... (read more)

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Going Solo
Going Solo
by Roald Dahl
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Roald Dahl���(1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian... (read more)

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River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
by Rebecca Solnit
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The world as we know it today began in California in the late 1800s, and Eadweard Muybridge had a lot to do with it. This striking assertion is at the heart of Rebecca Solnit’s new book, which weaves together biography, history, and fascinating... (read more)

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Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
by Charles Brace Flood
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“[A] powerful and illuminating study of a military collaboration that won the war for the Union.” Josiah Bunting III, Washington... (read more)

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I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey (American Century)
I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey (American Century)
by Langston Hughes
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In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s. His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through... (read more)

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Understanding Michael Porter (12 Edition)
Understanding Michael Porter (12 Edition)
by Magretta Joan
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Competitive advantage. The value chain. Five forces. Industry structure. Differentiation. Relative cost. If you want to understand how companies achieve and sustain competitive success, Michael Porters frameworks are the foundation. But while everyone in... (read more)

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River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
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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Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life
Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life
by Robert Spaethling
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What was Mozart really like'"wild? sublime? responsible? fun-loving? bright? foul-mouthed? Reading these letters, we learn in his own words that he was all of these and much more. Here is the composer at his most intimate and unguarded, expressing his... (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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GEOFFREY SYMCOX is professor of history at University of California, Los Angeles and general editor of the Repertorium Columbianum, a multi-volume series of original sources dealing with different aspects of the Columbian voyages. Professor Symcox... (read more)

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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
by Malidoma Patrice Some'
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"A vision that encompasses two worlds and weaves the lessons of both into a fine tapestry."—Clarissa Pinkola Éstes.... (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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Dutra's World : Wealth and Family in Nineteenth-century Rio De Janeiro (04 Edition)
Dutra's World : Wealth and Family in Nineteenth-century Rio De Janeiro (04 Edition)
by Zephyr L. Frank
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Zephyr L. Frank is assistant professor of history at Stanford University.... (read more)

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Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival (P.S.)
Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival (P.S.)
by Norman Ollestad
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“Breathtaking....Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.”—Washington Post Book World Norman Olsteads New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author... (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... (read more)

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Empire State of Mind (12 Edition)
Empire State of Mind (12 Edition)
by Zack O'malley Greenburg
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“WE IDENTIFY WITH EACH OTHER. I SEE MYSELF IN MY FANS AND MY FANS SEE THEMSELVES IN ME. I CALL THEM LITTLE MONSTERS BECAUSE THEY ARE MY INSPIRATION.” —LADY GAGA   Famous for her avant-garde outfits, over-the-top per­formances,... (read more)

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Abraham (P.S.)
Abraham (P.S.)
by Bruce S. Feiler
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“Scrupulously fair in reporting the thinking of all of the traditions...appealing.” Nashville... (read more)

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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
by Alice Schroeder
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Known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet is the subject of this biography--of both the man and his ideas. A #1 "New York Times" bestseller, this great American story tells readers why Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.... (read more)

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