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A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories of Mull

A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories of Mull by Fionna CarothersIn Four Ducks on a Pond, Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s. More than fifty years later, Annabel's daughter Fionna discovered the manuscript in a desk drawer and, while preparing it for publication, was inspired to expand on the theme. A Grass Bank Beyond covers an extended period before mains services and frequent ferries brought about change to the Ross. Fionna remembers the freedom she enjoyed roaming the island on foot, bicycle, pony, or boat. On family outings she absorbed...
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A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain

A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc Morris

The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale.

Edward I is familiar to millions as "Longshanks," conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace (in "Braveheart"). Yet this story forms only the final chapter of the king's action-packed life. Earlier, Edward had defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort in battle; travelled to the Holy Land; conquered Wales, extinguishing forever its native rulers and constructing a magnificent chain of castles....
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A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler

A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler by Victoria SturtevantIn this study of Marie Dressler, MGM's most profitable movie star in the early 1930s, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her body to challenge Hollywood's standards for leading ladies. At five feet seven inches tall and two hundred pounds, Dressler was never considered the popular "delicate beauty," often playing ugly ducklings, old maids, doting mothers, and imperious dowagers. However, Dressler's body, her fearless physicality, and her athletic slapstick routines commanded the screen. Although an unlikely movie star, Dressler represented for Depression-era audiences a sign of abundance...
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A Great Feast of Light: Growing Up Irish in the Television Age

A Great Feast of Light: Growing Up Irish in the Television Age by John DoyleCelebrated TV critic John Doyle has penned an Irish memoir that gives a portrait of a boy and his country transformed by television. Funny, insightful, and engaging, A Great Feast of Light begins in the small town of Nenagh, where young John's father purchased the family's first television in 1962, and ends in 1979 with the Pope's historic visit to the Emerald Isle, the appearance of "Dallas" on Irish TV, and twenty-two-year-old John's escape to North America.

By day, John was schooled by the Christian brothers in the valor of Irish rebel heroes and the saintliness of Catholic martyrs. But in...

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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America by Stacy Schiff

In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career

In December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin-seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French-convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy.

When Franklin stepped onto French soil, he well understood he was embarking on the greatest gamble of his career. By virtue of fame, charisma,...

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A Great Man of Science

A Great Man of Science by Francis A. AndrewThroughout his life, Sir Fred Hoyle was, apart from being one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century, a prolific writer in the fields of science fact, science fiction, politics and autobiography. Almost all of his books are now out of print,yet their messages remain as valid today as they did in the period in which they were written. As these books are not readily available, the reviews of them in Francis Andrew's work serve to provide a flavour of their contents and the sentiments which they express.
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A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster

A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster by Wendy Moffat

A REVELATORY LOOK AT THE INTIMATE LIFE OF THE GREAT AUTHOR--AND HOW IT SHAPED HIS MOST BE LOVED WORKS



With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E. M. Forster came out as a homosexual-- though that revelation made barely a ripple in his literary reputation. As Wendy Moffat persuasively argues in A Great Unrecorded History, Forster's homosexuality was the central fact of his life. Between Wilde's imprisonment and the Stonewall riots, Forster led a long, strange, and imaginative life as a gay man. He preserved a vast archive of his private life--a history of...

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A Greater Love

A Greater Love by Olga Watkins & James GillespieThe true story of a woman's incredible journey into the heart of the Third Reich to find the man she loves. When the Gestapo seize 20-year-old Olga Czepf's fiance she is determined to find him and sets off on an extraordinary 2,000-mile search across Nazi-occupied Europe risking betrayal, arrest and death. As the Second World War heads towards its bloody climax, she refuses to give up - even when her mission leads her to the gates of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps...

Now 88 and living in London, Olga tells with remarkable clarity of the courage and determination that drove her across...

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A Gringa in Bogot?: Living Colombia's Invisible War

A Gringa in Bogot?: Living Colombia's Invisible War by June Carolyn ErlickTo many foreigners, Colombia is a nightmare of drugs and violence. Yet normal life goes on there, and, in Bogotá, it's even possible to forget that war still ravages the countryside. This paradox of perceptions-outsiders' fears versus insiders' realities-drew June Carolyn Erlick back to Bogotá for a year's stay in 2005. She wanted to understand how the city she first came to love in 1975 has made such strides toward building a peaceful civil society in the midst of ongoing violence. The complex reality she found comes to life in this compelling memoir.

Erlick creates her portrait of Bogotá...

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A Grip on the Mane of Life: An Authorized Biography of Earl V. Shaffer

A Grip on the Mane of Life: An Authorized Biography of Earl V. Shaffer by David Donaldson & Maurice J. ForresterAfter serving four and a half years in the army during WWII-mostly in the battle-torn islands of the South Pacific-and along the way losing his best friend at Iwo Jima, Earl Shaffer came home to Pennsylvania with a large dose of military depression. After rattling around for a while he decided to act upon a prewar dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, a decision that was spurred by reading a magazine article stating that such a feat was likely impossible. Earl achieved his goal, and history's muse presented him with a personal niche in her gallery. Over the course of three decades he...
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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth

A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth by Rita GabisRita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather as a child and knew one version of his past: prior to immigration he had fought the Russians, whose brutal occupation of Lithuania destroyed thousands of lives before Hitler's army swept in.

Five years ago, Gabis discovered an unthinkable dimension to her family story: from 1941 to 1943, her grandfather had been Chief of Security Police under the Gestapo in the Lithuanian town of Svencionys, near the killing field of Poligon, where 8,000 Jews were murdered over three days...
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A Guest in my Own Country

A Guest in my Own Country by George KonradWinner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

A powerful memoir of war, politics, literature, and family life by one of Europe's leading intellectuals.

When George Konrad was a child of eleven, he, his sister, and two cousins managed to flee to Budapest from the Hungarian countryside the day before deportations swept through his home town. Ultimately, they were the only Jewish children of the town to survive the Holocaust.

A Guest in My Own Country recalls the life of one of Eastern Europe's most accomplished modern writers, beginning with his...

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A Guide to Middle Earth: Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

A Guide to Middle Earth: Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings by Colin DuriezAn illuminating guide to Middle-earth and the man who created it.
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A Hairdresser's Diary

A Hairdresser's Diary by Christine HannonThis book is the diary of a hairdresser who had a calling and a great memory. It is filled with stories of gossip, angst, triumph, challenge and most of all, humour. By looking into the mirror of others, we come to see the reflection of ourselves. It starts with hair, doesn't it? We play with it, transform ourselves through it, and learn about love and hate with it. Our hairdresser becomes the keeper of our diary. So what is in theirs? Hairdressing is an act of transformation. We search for the hairdresser that can change us with just the right cut, just the right style. When we find our hairdresser,...
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A Hairdresser's Diary: Scissors Retired

A Hairdresser's Diary: Scissors Retired by Christine HannonAs a child, my little girl dream was to one day become a hairdresser. There was something calming in my world of chaos when I immersed myself into playing with hair. It all began with my dolls. My career as a hairdresser, model and makeup artist took me on a remarkable journey. There are so many stories that will touch your heart make you laugh or cry. Share the stories, gossip, secrets and humor involving the lives I touched and that touched me. The lessons learned witty moments, accomplishments and disappointments. Visit all who have passed through my life. Sit in my virtual chair as you relive...
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A Hand Not Shortened

A Hand Not Shortened by Bill JeynesA Hand Not Shortened is a comprehensive theological book on the creative workings of the grace of God in ten of the great individuals of the Bible. Very few books examine exegetically the dynamics of the grace of God in such detail. The primary theme of the book is that God adjusts the workings of His grace to each of these great individuals' situations. Theologically speaking, God's grace is not restricted to parameters that apply only to pristine individuals or to those who were raised in privileged circumstances. Rather, God's grace is characterized by great flexibility to reach any individual...
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A Handbook of Texas Baptist Biography

A Handbook of Texas Baptist Biography by Dr. Joseph E. Early Jr.Never before has so much information on the lives of so many Texas Baptists appeared in one source prior to this work, one would have to examine dozens of books and visit dozens of libraries and private holding spread across the state of Texas and beyond to acquire the information found in this one text. One particular strength of this book may be found in Early's excellent use of primary source material. By doing his own research Early corrects many of the biographical errors that have been perpetuated in Texas Baptist history texts for more than one hundred years. Whether one is doing intricate...
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A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Drift: Facts, Myths and Legends

A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Drift: Facts, Myths and Legends by Katie StosselThanks to newly discovered letters and documents, A Handful of Heroes updates the history of the Defence of Rorke's Drift, which will forever be one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. Remarkably after such prolonged historical scrutiny, the author's research proves that there is yet more to discover about this famous incident of the Zulu War 1879 and her superbly researched book reveals a number of myths that have distorted what happened during the gallant defence of the small Mission Station. For example, it transpires that the isolated outpost was already well prepared for an attack...
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A Happy Day at Longtown: With Poems, Songs and Declarations by Tom Thomasson

A Happy Day at Longtown: With Poems, Songs and Declarations by Tom Thomasson by Tom Thomasson

A Happy Day at Longtown: with Poems, Songs & Declarations by Tom Thomasson is an unusual and unique blend of various writing styles. It presents a personal history, a family history and a community history set in the rural western North Carolina Mountains. The book is filled with nostalgia and reminiscence as well as historical narrative. Readers will be treated to homespun song lyrics, sentimental lines of poetry and thought-provoking musings throughout the pages.

I am going to Longtown
Where sweet girls are all around
They all treat me mighty well
There is no one here can tell

There are others...

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A Happy Life: From Courtroom to Classroom

A Happy Life: From Courtroom to Classroom by Sidney B. SilvermanIn 1960, at the age of twenty-seven, the author, Sidney B. Silverman, started his own law practice. He began by tackling corporate giants and never stopped until he retired in 2001. He was an aggressive, street-smart trial lawyer.

Upon his retirement, Silverman enrolled in graduate school at Columbia University. Concentrating in philosophy, he received a master's degree in 2007. He was as competitive in the classroom as he was in the courtroom.

After graduating he looked for another challenge. He had played chess for many years. Now he wanted to play in tournaments and become a chess master. Although...

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A Hard Way to Make an Easy Living: From harpooning for bluefin tuna on the East Coast to fishing the unpredictable Bering Sea, r

A Hard Way to Make an Easy Living: From harpooning for bluefin tuna on the East Coast to fishing the unpredictable Bering Sea, r by Corky DeckerIt's often been said that a bad day of fishing beats the best day at work. But what happens when fishing is your work? In A Hard Way to Make an Easy Living, author and career fisherman Corky Decker recaps his lifelong fishing adventures. From his start as a young boy intrigued by the sea working for tips on party sport fishing boats out of Ogunquit, Maine, to captaining a multimillion-dollar factory trawler that fished Alaskan waters, his stories of successes and failures provide an insider's look at the lives of men and women who go to sea to fish. The story demonstrates why commercial fishing...
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A Harpenden Childhood Remembered: Growing Up in the 1940s and '50s

A Harpenden Childhood Remembered: Growing Up in the 1940s and '50s by John CooperA Harpenden Childhood Remembered takes us on a fascinating journey through the picturesque village in the 1940s and '50s. John Cooper vividly recalls the dark days of the Second World War - air raids, rationing, Home Guard manoeuvres, prisoners of war on the doorsep and the excitement of VE Day - and the long, carefree days of post-war childhood that followed, when the pace of life was much gentler than today. The author recalls local shops, now long gone, such as Harriden's grocery store and Mr Lines the blacksmith, as well as Harpenden's two cinemas, in one of which he was briefly employed...
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A Harvest of Memories:Rural Ireland From the '30s To Present Times

A Harvest of Memories:Rural Ireland From the '30s To Present Times by Dick JeffersFarm life from the 1930s to present times. Changes that have taken place with anecdotes about various characters, each chapter describing different farm chores and rural events.
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A Harvest of Sunflowers

A Harvest of Sunflowers by Ruth Silvestre

Twenty years after first setting eyes on Bel-Air de Grèzelongue, her dream house in south-west French, Ruth Silvestre brings us the sequel to her enchanting memoir A House in the Sunflowers. Local friendships and bonds of loyalty that she and her family formed during their gradual renovation of their once derelict farmhouse have now deepened. The children, both hers and her neighbours', are now adults and the close-knit community celebrates and prepares for the new generation. The wedding festivities and banquets are beautifully described in mouth-watering detail and the tastes and smells of...

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A Haunted House

A Haunted House by Virginia WoolfWhatever hour you woke there was a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure-a ghostly couple. Stooping, holding their silver lamp above us, long they look and deeply. Long they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops slightly. Wild beams of moonlight cross both floor and wall, and, meeting, stain the faces bent; the faces pondering; the faces that search the sleepers and seek their hidden joy.
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A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Quest to Free China's Daughters

A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Quest to Free China's Daughters by Chai LingThe dramatic and fascinating story of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre of thousands of Chinese civilians. Risking imprisonment and possible death for her leadership role in the student democracy movement, she was on the run in China for ten months while being hunted by the authorities. She eventually escaped to the U.S., completed her education at Princeton and Harvard, found true love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur. But her desperate quest for freedom, purpose, and peace—which she had sought in turn through...
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A Heart for Imbabura: The Story of Evelyn Rychner

A Heart for Imbabura: The Story of Evelyn Rychner by Charles W. ShepsonA Heart For Imbabura: The Story of Evelyn Rychner is about persecution, romance, celebration-of the life and ministry of Evelyn Rychner, missionary to Ecuador, has it all. In spite of danger, hostility and indifference, God finally broke through in Imbabura Province."Slowly and deliberately Evelyn shoved the blazer into first gear and edged it forward, bodies against bumper; man against metal. Bloodshot eyes flashed hatred. Fists and clubs pummeled the vehicle. Evelyn tightened her grip on the steering wheel. With eyes locked on some point directly ahead, she pushed through the crowd and hurried...
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A Heart Poured Out: A Story of Swami Ashokananda

A Heart Poured Out: A Story of Swami Ashokananda by Sister Gargi & Marie Louise Burke & Sister GargiThis popular book is now available in its first paperback edition. A Heart Poured Out is the fascinating biography of Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), an illustrious teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who spent most of his life expanding the Vedanta movement in northern California while training his American students to lead authentic spiritual lives. Award-winning author Marie Louise Burke (Sister Gargi), his famed disciple, recounts the Swami's life and conversations in a personal style that is eloquent, witty, and wise. His powerful guidance-here brought to light for the first time-will help...
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A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol

A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol by Kara DioGuardiOver the years, award-winning hitmaker, savvy record executive, successful music publisher and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has worked with the best. Her songs have been recorded by such superstars as Pink, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Santana, Steven Tyler, Celine Dion and many others. But success wouldn't have happened for this songwriter, artist and producer without the darker times of defeat. Now, in this daringly honest memoir, DioGuardi reveals everything she's learned about living, creating, loving, stumbling, picking...
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A Hero to His Fighting Men: Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925

A Hero to His Fighting Men: Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925 by Nelson A. DeMontravelNelson A Miles began his military service as a volunteer officer in the Civil War. He later earned the appellation "the idol of the Indian fighters" and capped his controversial career by serving as Commanding General of the Army from 1895 to 1903. Without the benefit of a college education, Miles attained the rank of major general of volunteers two months after his twenty-sixth birthday. At the close of the Civil War, he was Jefferson Davis's military jailer, and then served with the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina. On the frontier, he won a series of victories against the Kiowa-Comanches,...
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A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage

A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage by Thomas J. WhalenIn the American political system today, courage and the presidency are rarely spoken of in the same sentence. Forgotten is the wisdom of Andrew Jackson: "One man of courage makes a majority." Thomas J. Whalen's A Higher Purpose seeks to prove the truth behind Jackson's words by relating the stories of nine historic decisions made by commanders-in-chief over two centuries of American history. From Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to Theodore Roosevelt's confrontation with the business trusts, these vignettes show how some of our presidents have demonstrated the capacity to place their political...
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A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General

A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General by Ann DunwoodyThe first female Four-Star General in military history shares leadership lessons based on her 38 years of service in the US Army.
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A History of Irish Music

A History of Irish Music by Larry KirwanFrom Medieval Wexford to Midtown Manhattan, Larry Kirwan tells the story of Irish music to a backdrop of war, social upheaval, and revolution. From Viking invader to Sean O'Riada, Oliver Cromwell to Rory Gallagher, James Connolly to Van Morrison in a clash of uilleann pipes, armalites and electric guitars. The story moves with the Diaspora to The Pogues' London, Dropkick Murphy's Boston and Black 47's New York City. Pulsing, passionate, occasionally tragic - through the eyes of an insider.
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A History of My Life for You

A History of My Life for You by Bob Sasyniuk & Carol Campbell

As we grow older, it becomes increasingly important to leave our families and loved ones with clear memories and accounts of our lives-true stories of ourselves, as only we can tell them.

A History of My Life for You can help you do just that. Recall your life in your own words using the prompts provided here, and you can pass the record on as a special gift to your family members or as an added part of a family or personal history. This guide offers a chronological outline for you to use in formulating your autobiography. The story of your life can serve as a wonderful way for parents to connect...

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A History of Russian Music - Being An Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Russian School Of Composers, With A Survey Of Thei

A History of Russian Music - Being An Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Russian School Of Composers, With A Survey Of Thei by M. Montagu-NathanM. Montagu-Nathan takes an in-depth look and the history of Russian music, and a special look at the rise and progress of the Russian School of Composers. Contents include: Introduction; Part 1- The Pre-nationalists. Volkoff- Berezovsky, Bortniansky and Verstovsky, Glinka "A Life for the Czar", Russian and Ludmilla, Dargomijsky, The Stone Guest and the Five, Seroff and Lvoff. Part 2 - The Nationalists. Balakireff, Cesar cui, Borodin, Moussorgsky, Boris Goudounoff, Khovantchina, The Last Phase, Rimsky Korsakoff. Part 3- The Decline of Nationalism. Glazounoff, Liadoff and Liapounoff, Arensky,...
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A History of Silence: A Memoir

A History of Silence: A Memoir by Lloyd Jones

From New Zealand's greatest living writer, A History of Silence is a moving and devastating memoir unlike any you have ever read before.

A History of Silence is a book about a country and a broken landscape. It's about the devastation in Christchurch, after the 2011 earthquake. It's about how easily we erase stories we find inconvenient. It's about the fault lines which that cataclysmic event opened up in Lloyd Jones' understanding of his own family history.

In A History of Silence Jones embarks on a quest for the truth about his family. What happened? Why do there seem to be so few stories? Why...

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A Homeless Panic: The Homeless Experience in America

A Homeless Panic: The Homeless Experience in America by James Lough

A Homeless Panic: The Homeless Experience in America
A gripping and powerful story about survival on the streets.

This is a true account, in descriptive and sometimes graphic detail, of what it was like to survive homelessness. It is the story of one person's struggle to come to terms with what can only be described as a real-life disaster.

More than just a good read, A Homeless Panic provides a profound and moving account of what it's like to be homeless in America.

Our society doesn't look favorably on homelessness and doesn't understand the problem. Even though the United States is the wealthiest...

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A Horn for Louis

A Horn for Louis by Eric KimmelEric Kimmel grew up in Brooklyn, New York, loving the music of Louis Armstrong, who lived a few miles away in Queens. He is the award-winning
author of the Caldecott Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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A Horse in the Bathroom: How An Old Stable Became Our Dream Village Home

A Horse in the Bathroom: How An Old Stable Became Our Dream Village Home by Derek J. Taylor

An affectionate look at contemporary English village life, from city-dwellers who decide to build their dream home

Maggie wants a house with lots of light. I need one with character. And what we do have in common doesn't help either—we're both stubborn.

When Derek, a former TV journalist, and his partner Maggie decide to escape to the English countryside, they don't opt for the simple life. Instead they set about converting an old Cotswold stables in Stow-on-the-Wold into their dream home. Over the next two years, they wage guerrilla war on the Planning Office, are cursed by everything from collapsing...

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A House In Damascus

A House In Damascus by Brian StoddartAs Syria confronts an uncertain future, A House in Damascus seeks to balance the Western view with the lives and views of the everyday people living in the world's oldest continuing capital city

Drawn from the author's experiences occurring immediately before the 2011-2012 social and political upheaval, each story traces the Old City of Damascus and its people's present through the past, capturing the universal human element often missing from the strategic and political accounts.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Stoddart is an Emeritus Professor of La Trobe University in Melbourne. Trained as a social historian,...

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A House in Flanders

A House in Flanders by Michael JenkinsIn 1951 a fouteen-year-old boy was sent to spend the summer with his aunts in Flanders, a household consisting of elderly ladies who had previously been connected (in a way that was never fully explained to him) with his own family. Within a day he had been embraced by the house and within weeks he was irrevocably entwined with a family that had taken him to their hearts. As he explored this new world and made it his own, the days ran together in a seamless web that seemed to stand still.
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A House in St John's Wood: In Search of My Parents

A House in St John's Wood: In Search of My Parents by Matthew Spender

A son's personal exploration of one of the most influential--and troubled--artistic couples of the twentieth century

Stephen Spender's life, with all its secrets, successes, and contradictions, is a vivid prism through which to view the twentieth century. He befriended Auden and Isherwood while at Oxford, and together the three had wildly transgressive adventures in Europe and were early vocal critics of Hitler and the rise of fascism in their celebrated writings. Like his friends, Spender was drawn to other men, yet he eventually married Natasha, a world-renowned concert pianist, and started...

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A House in the Sunflowers

A House in the Sunflowers by Ruth Silvestre

In the late 1970s in the south-west of France, Ruth Silvestre and her family found Bel-Air de Grèzelongue, a house that had been deserted and uninhabited for ten years. They fell in love with it.

A House in the Sunflowers tells of their love affair with the house; from the ups and downs of buying and renovating it, to the challenge of becoming part of the local French community. Sprinkled with mouth-watering descriptions of gastronomic feasts in the glorious sunshine, and fascinating insights into the history and customs of this stunning area, this charming, funny and romantic book is an absolute...

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A House Unlocked

A House Unlocked by Penelope LivelyIn A House Unlocked, Whitbread Award- and Booker Prize-winning Penelope Lively takes us on a journey of her familial country house in England that her grandparents bought in 1923. As her narrative shifts from room to room, object to object, she paints a moving portrait of an era of rapid change -- and of the family that changed with the times. As she charts the course of the domestic tensions of class and community among her relatives, she brings to life the effects of the horrors of the Russian Revolution and the Holocaust through portraits of the refugees who came to live with them. A fascinating,...
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A Human Deadline

A Human Deadline by Derryn HinchWe were in the doctor's office and it sounded like something out of a B Grade movie when I said: 'Give it to me straight ... how long have I got?' He'd just told me I had cancer, compounded by advanced cirrhosis of the liver. The doctor's reply: 'Twelve months'. There was a chance I could live longer if I could get a rare liver transplant but there were hurdles to get over just to get on The List. I knew that, at any time, there are about 2000 Australians waiting for organ donors to save their lives. And 20% die waiting. To complicate things, I was fighting another battle. This one in the courts...
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A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal

A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal by Seierstad AsneFor one hundred and one days Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad. Always in search of a story far less obvious than the American military invasion, Seierstad brings to life the world behind the headlines in this compelling- and heartbreaking-account of her time among the people of Iraq. From the moment she first arrived in Baghdad on a ten-day visa, she was determined to unearth the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really live. What do people miss most when their world changes overnight? What do they choose to say when they can suddenly say what...
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A Hundred Year Adventure: The Life and Exploits of Eugene Clair Foote

A Hundred Year Adventure: The Life and Exploits of Eugene Clair Foote by Julia Adrian FooteHe was "Indiana Jones" with a medical bag. Born in the era of the horse and buggy he lived to see the jet age and saw man walk on the Moon. Craving a life of adventure, he also wanted to help his fellow man and make his community and the world a better place. These few words give the briefest overview to a life that spanned a century and continues to impact the people of south central Nebraska. He made such a difference in the lives of his patients, his name and reputation is even known among their descendants. Such was the life of Eugene Clair Foote M.D. Going by the maxim to work hard and...
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A Hungarian Woman's Life

A Hungarian Woman's Life by Erzsebet Kertesz Dobosi CrollSynopsis: Little Erzsebet Kertesz was just a child when she and her family of eight were uprooted from their tiny village home in Eastern Transylvania. The onset of World War II would force the family to relocate, suffering through times of fear, poverty, and starvation. Eventually, Erzsebet and her family were torn asunder by cultural and generational differences brought upon by radical political upheavals.---- Read the harrowing life story of author Erzsebet Kertesz Dobosi Croll as she retells the horrors of her past living under German and Soviet occupation, experiencing the bombing of her...
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A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William DeresiewiczBefore Jane Austen, William Deresiewicz was a very different young man. A sullen and arrogant graduate student, he never thought Austen would have anything to offer him. Then he read Emma—and everything changed.

In this unique and lyrical book, Deresiewicz weaves the misadventures of Austen's characters with his own youthful follies, demonstrating the power of the great novelist's teachings—and how, for Austen, growing up and making mistakes are one and the same. Honest, erudite, and deeply moving, A Jane Austen Education is the story of one man's discovery of the world outside himself.

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A Jewish Story

A Jewish Story by Sheldon CohenA Jewish family, victimized by anti-Semitism in Poland and Germany, flees to Minsk, Byelorussia and eventually to the Minsk forests when the Soviet Union is invaded by Nazi Germany in World War II. They become Jewish partisan fighters, and in an unusual collaboration with other Jews, a Polish-Jewish World War I veteran, a Byelorussian Christian, and two Russian partisan leaders, they join forces to wreak havoc behind Nazi lines.

The author hopes that A Jewish Story will help the reader to better comprehend the European Jewish experience including two world wars, learn about the geopolitical factors...

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