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Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography

Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography

by Lesley-Ann Jones

Excellent book about Freddie Mercury

5out of 5 by CHARLOTTE M 3 hours ago

Lesley A Jones writes a great book. This one is professional, factual, and totally revolves around Freddie's life. It is written respectfully without shying away from sensitive subjects. It was sad ... More

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Bat-21

Bat-21

by William C Anderson

An Exciting Escape and Survival Story

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5out of 5 by FanOfTimeLifeBooks 5 hours ago

Bat-21 tells the dramatic story of U.S. Air Force navigator Lieutenant Colonel Iceal Hambleton and his harrowing tale of survival and escape after being shot down in Viet Nam in 1972. Knowing that ... More

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Steel, Blood & Fire: Immortal Treachery, Book One

Steel, Blood & Fire: Immortal Treachery, Book One

by MR Allan Batchelder

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 9 hours ago

Dark, gritty, and altogether brutal, Steel, Blood and Fire is an archetypal dark fantasy novel. In the first chapter, one of the main character's hands and feet are amputated, and the story continues ... More

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"Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

"Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

by Professor Katrina M Powell (Editor)

Letters Of Shenandoah Mountain Families

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 9 hours ago

Answer at Once" is a collection of about 150 letters written by mountain people in the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, between 1934 and 1938. The book is edited by Katrina M. Powell, Associate ... More

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Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra

by George Vilinbakhov, Galina Komelova, Alia Barkovets

A must have for Romanov fans and historians

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5out of 5 by Dane 11 hours ago

For those that mourn the deaths of the last Imperial Family, and I include myself in this category, this volume captures their glory, and the revolution that ground them into dust. It also gives a ... More

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Feasting on the Word: Year A, Volume 3: Pentecost and Season After Pentecost 1 (Propers 3-16)

Feasting on the Word: Year A, Volume 3: Pentecost and Season After Pentecost 1 (Propers 3-16)

by David L Bartlett (Editor)

The best of the best

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5out of 5 by Dane 11 hours ago

Gather the best pastoral, exegetical and theological minds together to reflect on the RCL and what do you get? This terrific book. Preaching or teaching, or both this is a valuable resource for those ... More

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John Quincy Adams: Diaries 1779-1821

John Quincy Adams: Diaries 1779-1821

by John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams: 1779 -- 1821

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 12 hours ago

For many years I have been interested in American history and have been particularly fascinated by John Quincy Adams. (1767 -- 1848) I have read biographies of Adams and histories of his era. I was ... More

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers; La Couronne de Fluers

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers; La Couronne de Fluers

performed by Aaron Sheehan (tenor), Amanda Forsythe (soprano), Dorothee Mields (soprano), Douglas Williams (bass baritone), Jason McStoots (tenor), Jesse Blumberg (baritone), Mireille Lebel (mezzo-soprano), Teresa Wakim (soprano), Zachary Wilder (tenor)

Charpentier With The Boston Early Music Festival

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 18 hours ago

The Boston Early Music Festival has become an internationally recognized leader in the period performance of early music. Founded in 1980, the BEMF began offering a Chamber Ensemble series in 2008. ... More

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Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History

Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History

by Dr. David R Goldfield

Historical Understanding And The South

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

The American South has always been a paradox. It has been viewed, both by those within and without it, as a distinctive region of the United States with its own character and identity. This ... More

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Apples Don't Sing-They Shine

Apples Don't Sing-They Shine

by George J Mardo

Literary Titan

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3out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

Apples Don't Sing--They Shine, by George Mardo, is a classic example of literary fiction. The story follows a family over generations from 1930 all the way to 1990. Some of the story does feel dated, ... More

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Blueprints for Writing: Building Essays

Blueprints for Writing: Building Essays

by Pam Mathis

Brand new textbook

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5out of 5 by KeLeigh F 1 day ago

The text is new, as stated, and arrived exactly one week after I ordered it. Great price as well. More

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Never Tell

Never Tell

by Alafair Burke

Good Book

3out of 5 by missm123 1 day ago

Another who done it by Alafair Burke. Kept me guessing to the very end. More

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A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction

by Terry Pratchett

GETTIN' THERE

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5out of 5 by Grace G 1 day ago

JUST STARTED ON THE INTRO BY NEIL GAIMAN- ANOTHER OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS. I HAVE ADD, SO I CAN'T READ THREE BOOKS AT A TIME LIKE I USED TO! BUT I ADORED! TERRY PRATCHETT AND AM VERY SAD THAT HE IS ... More

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Comptia A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)

Comptia A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)

by Mike Meyers

Very Good book

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5out of 5 by ABDOULSALAM 4 days ago

I have received today this book, in a well condition I am impressed by your service Alibris especially the worldwide shipping option, if it wasn't you I would get this book. and now I can work on the ... More

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Eudora Welty: Complete Novels

Eudora Welty: Complete Novels

by Eudora Welty, Richard Ford (Editor), Michael Kreyling (Editor)

Eudora Welty's Novels In The Library Of America

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

I became interested in reading further in Eudora Welty (1909 -- 2001) after reading a recently published volume of her correspondence with her friend and editor, William Maxwell. What There Is to Say ... More

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Pragmatism and the Meaning of Truth

Pragmatism and the Meaning of Truth

by Dr. William James

William James And The Meaning Of Truth

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

In 1907. William James published his short, highly-influential book "Pragmatism" which consisted of a series of eight lectures he had delivered in Boston and New York City. For the most part, ... More

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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

by John Douglas

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5out of 5 by Cynthia N 1 day ago

Excellent revelations considering the subject matter(how upbuilding CAN the depravity of human criminals be??)but for those of us fortunate NOT to have experienced such travesties of justice,such ... More

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Not "Just Friends" Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity

Not "Just Friends" Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity

by Shirley Glass, PH.D., PH D

a must-read

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5out of 5 by LISA J 2 days ago

I've read A LOT of self-help books & this is in my top 2. Anyone who is married should read this, no matter if you think you are happily married and even if you think you are in a christian marriage. ... More

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The One Eyed Pug

The One Eyed Pug

by Deborah Hunt, PhD, MS, RN

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

It's important to share messages of acceptance with children, but it can be difficult if you don't take into consideration their level of understanding. What a child can understand is vastly ... More

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The Yellow Handkerchief

The Yellow Handkerchief

directed by Udayan Prasad
William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne, Kaori Momoi

An unknown gem

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5out of 5 by Elin 2 days ago

Back in January 2011 I was going through serious "Pillars of the Earth" withdrawal, so I started to look into all the movies with cast members I could. My favourite was the redheaded Jack Jackson, ... More

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

by David Talbot

THE US SINCE WWII-- AND UP TO THE MURDER OF JFK

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5out of 5 by Eric L 2 days ago

If you want to know what "the deep state" really is, how the CIA came into existence and what IT really is and does--and HAS done--David Talbot is an absolutely essential author and THE DEVIL'S ... More

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Watercolor 101: Techniques for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolor 101: Techniques for the Absolute Beginner

by Jeanette Robertson

A beginner's thoughts

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1out of 5 by PHILIP B 2 days ago

Of 4 books purchased, sadly, this is least helpful by far. Possibly meant for someone with absolutely no knowledge of art, author provides only the most rudimentary observations, i.e., explaining ... More

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On Turpentine Lane

On Turpentine Lane

by Elinor Lipman

Another winner from Elinor Lippmann

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5out of 5 by isobel n 2 days ago

As with all Lippman's previous books, On Turpetine Lane is a fun, fast, neatly written romp. Reading very slowly because I want to make it last as long as possible. More

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The Ponder Heart

The Ponder Heart

by Eudora Welty

Edna Earle Ponder

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Eudora Welty's taut, comic short novel "The Ponder Heart" received the William D. Howells' Medal for fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955. A prestigious award from a scholarly ... More

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