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Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
by Peter Guralnick
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Unrivaled in its scope, detail, authority, and sheer readability, Guralnick's biography of Elvis Presley tells a quintessential American story of one of the most important entertainers of the century.... (read more)

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Garcia (99 Edition)
Garcia (99 Edition)
by Blair Jackson
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He was there when Dylan went electric, when a generation danced naked at Woodstock, and when Ken Kesey started experimenting with acid. Jerry Garcia was one of the most gifted musicians of all time, and he was a member of one of the most worshiped rock... (read more)

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Washington Papers #68: America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
Washington Papers #68: America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
by Carlos Bulosan
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First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West... (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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Jesus Before Christianity
Jesus Before Christianity
by Albert Nolan
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Nolan's portrait introduces readers to Jesus as He was before He became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of His time, which are the real problems of our time as well. In a new preface, Nolan reflects... (read more)

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Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries (97 Edition)
Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries (97 Edition)
by Jaroslav Pelikan
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This beautiful volume is adapted from Jaroslav Pelikan's classic work jesus Through the Centuries, which was hailed as "a masterpiece" by the Christian Science Monitor and as "a sweeping visual and conceptual panorama" by the New York Times Book Review... (read more)

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Martin Heidegger : Between Good and Evil (98 Edition)
Martin Heidegger : Between Good and Evil (98 Edition)
by Rudiger Safranski
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The story of Heidegger's life and philosophy, a quintessentially German story in which good and evil, brilliance and blindness are inextricably entwined and the passions and disasters of a whole century come into play, is told in this brilliant biography.... (read more)

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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
by Ron Chernow
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John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the National Book Award-winning biographer of the Morgan... (read more)

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Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
by Robert D Richardson
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In this new biography, based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth century context.... (read more)

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Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History
Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History
by Erik H Erikson
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In this psychobiography, Erik H. Erikson brings his insights on human development and the identity crisis to bear on the prominent figure of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther.... (read more)

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Cistercian Studies Series #34: The Lives of the Desert Fathers: The Historia Monachorum in Aegypto
Cistercian Studies Series #34: The Lives of the Desert Fathers: The Historia Monachorum in Aegypto
by Benedicta Ward
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Eyewitness accounts of the lives and teachings of the fourth-century Desert Fathers from the Historiamonachorum in Aegypto.... (read more)

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Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American
Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American
by B H Liddell Hart
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When Liddell Hart's Sherman was first published in 1929, it received encomiums such as these: "A masterly performance . . . one of the most thorougly dignified, one of the most distinguished biographies of the year."--Henry Steele Commager... (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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Swamp Fox : the Life and Campaigns of General Francis Marion (82 Edition)
Swamp Fox : the Life and Campaigns of General Francis Marion (82 Edition)
by Robert D. Bass
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One of the most fascinating figures of the American Revolution, General Francis Marion slipped in and out of the Carolina swamps to strike sudden, devastating blows against the British. Cutting through the Swamp Fox legend, Robert Bass has arrived at a... (read more)

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Cross and the Switchblade
Cross and the Switchblade
by David Wilkerson
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A young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills comes to New York City and influences troubled teenagers with his inspirational message.... (read more)

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The Last Season (P.S.)
The Last Season (P.S.)
by Eric Blehm
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In the spirit of Jon Krakauer's bestselling Into the Wild, Eric Blehm's The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada. The... (read more)

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From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
by Pascal Khoo Thwe
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In 1988, Dr. John Casey, a professor visiting Burma, meets a waiter in Mandalay with a passion for the works of James Joyce, and the encounter changes both their lives. Pascal, a member of the Kayan Padaung tribe, was the first member of his community to... (read more)

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Stanislavsky in Focus (2ND 09 Edition)
Stanislavsky in Focus (2ND 09 Edition)
by Sharon Marie Carnicke
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Stanislavsky in Focus brilliantly examines the history and actual premises of Stanislavsky's 'System', separating myth from fact with forensic skill. The first edition of this now classic study showed conclusively how the 'System' was gradually... (read more)

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Orson Welles, Volume One: The Road to Xanadu
Orson Welles, Volume One: The Road to Xanadu
by Simon Callow
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In this first installment of his masterful biography, Simon Callow captures the chameleonic genius of Orson Welles as only an actor/director deeply rooted in the entertainment industry could. Here is Wellesandrsquo;s prodigious childhood; his youth in... (read more)

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A Monk's Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent
A Monk's Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent
by Guibert
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A Monk's Confession is the first completely new English translation of Guibert of Nogent's remarkable memoirs in over seventy years. Written around the year 1115, they offer an unparalleled look at the life of a monk in the Middle Ages. Guibert, who... (read more)

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