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The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

by Justin Whitmel Earley

Highly Recommended

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5out of 5 by Claudia 2 hours ago

Other than the Bible, this could very well be the most important non-fiction book you read this year! I have already begun a list of people that I want to gift this book to, not because I think they ... More

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Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

by Lancelot Hogben

It might actually be right for the million.

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4out of 5 by Abbas A 8 hours ago

Lancelot Hogben's Mathematics for the Million might actually be the right book for the one million readers alluded to in the title. But assuming 90% of adults worldwide are literate, one million is ... More

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Unusual Bible Interpretations: Ruth, Esther, Judith

Unusual Bible Interpretations: Ruth, Esther, Judith

by Dr. Israel Drazin

Studying Ruth, Esther, And Judith

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 9 hours ago

Rabbi Dr. Israel Drazin (b. 1935) is writing a series of commentaries, "Unusual Bible Interpretations" on the books of the Hebrew Bible. I have learned from several of the books in the series and ... More

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Adobe Moon

Adobe Moon

by Mark Warren

Getting to know Wyatt Earp, the young man.

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5out of 5 by Tee 23 hours ago

Adobe Moon is a biographical novel by Mark Warren. It has a lot of fact, a little fiction mixed in. This book starts off with the Earp family, when Wyatt was a teenager-chomping at the bit, because ... More

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Degs Degsy Hay, The Hay Patrollers: "EVERY COMMUNITY SHOULD'AVE'EM!"

Degs Degsy Hay, The Hay Patrollers: "EVERY COMMUNITY SHOULD'AVE'EM!"

by Brian Montgomery

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

It is often said that those who are best able to prevent youth from being lost in a life of crime are those who have walked that dark path and made it into the light. In Brian Montgomery's The Hay ... More

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Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Child for Surgery, 3rd Edition

Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Child for Surgery, 3rd Edition

by Laurie Zelinger, Perry Zelinger

Keeping both child and parent calm

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5out of 5 by sharon m 1 day ago

This book is so cleverly written to not only calm parent and patient about the named operation procedures, I believe it can be applied to a number of hospital or difficult procedures. It takes you ... More

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Red Dwarf Omnibus: Red Dwarf Omnibus Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers AND Better Than Life

Red Dwarf Omnibus: Red Dwarf Omnibus Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers AND Better Than Life

by Grant Naylor

Red Dwarf Omnibus

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5out of 5 by Christi W 1 day ago

This was a new book in new condition. Good packaging and received quickly. Recommend Seller. More

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An Improper Encounter

An Improper Encounter

by Erica Taylor

Great read

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4out of 5 by Michelle 1 day ago

An Improper Encounter was a good 4 star read and book three in The Macalisters series.

Sarah is a widow who is looking for a man to warm her bed. She was challenged by Lady Lydia Hartford, her ... More

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

by David Grann

Racism & the NON Investigation of the Murdered

5out of 5 by pattricia b 2 days ago

If you are Indian in America you can be raped, stabbed and murdered and get NO JUSTICE. Especially if it is another race carrying out the crime against you...here is the evidence. Excellent book! ... More

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Raging Bull

Raging Bull

directed by Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto

Seeing Raging Bull Again

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

Martin Scorsese has directed many films showing the grit and passion found in the underside of American life. Among the best of his movies is "Raging Bull" (1980) which tells the story of ... More

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Citadel

Citadel

by Jack L Remick

"... a virtuosic achievement"

5out of 5 by Dennis 3 days ago

"... a virtuosic achievement, one that can be read on several levels, like any important and visionary work of literary fiction."

Jack Remick's dystopian Citadel is the most complex of his novels ... More

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Rock of Chickamauga: The Life of General George H. Thomas

Rock of Chickamauga: The Life of General George H. Thomas

by Freeman Cleaves

A Basic Biography Of General George Thomas

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

An American hero, General George Thomas (1816 - 1870) remains unfamiliar to most Americans who do not have more than a casual interest in the Civil War. But Thomas deserves to be remembered as a ... More

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Tsvetayeva: Selected Poems

Tsvetayeva: Selected Poems

by Marina Tsvetaeva, Elaine Feinstein (Translator)

An interpretation rather than a translation

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1out of 5 by W R 3 days ago

Ms. Feinstein had others translate Tsvetayeva's poetry which she fashioned into her own interpretation. Although it may be fine for some, it struck me as flat. The energy and passion of Tsvetayeva, ... More

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George Thomas: Virginian for the Union

George Thomas: Virginian for the Union

by George Einolf

A Biography Worthy Of Its Subject

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 4 days ago

I turned to this recent (2007) biography of Civil War Union General George Thomas by Christopher Einolf after reading and being dissatisfied with an even more recent Thomas biography: Benson Bobrick ... More

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Penny for Your Thoughts

Penny for Your Thoughts

by J D Boudreaux

Good start to the series

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4out of 5 by Michelle 4 days ago

Penny for your thoughts was a good four star read and book one in the Sand Dollar series.

Alex notices a woman on the side of the road with a flat, he turns around to help her and gets more than ... More

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The Revolt of the Middle-Aged Man

The Revolt of the Middle-Aged Man

by Edmund Bergler

The Psychological Side of Midlife

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4out of 5 by Markus Youssef 4 days ago

This book focuses on men at midlife where from around the late 40s to the early 50s a man may "rebel" over the fact that his youth is waning. The title of the book describes this psychological phase. ... More

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The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris

by Pam Jenoff

Lost Girls

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3out of 5 by Angelique M 4 days ago

This was a quick read. I liked all three characters, especially protective Eleanor. Sometimes I was annoyed with Marie for making dumb choices, though.

The first part of Marie's story centered on ... More

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Mr Hadlow Has...

Mr Hadlow Has...

by Geoff Hadlow

Love this book

5out of 5 by George 4 days ago

It is not often where one comes across truly original material, but the subjects of the short stories though everyday on the face of it, children really find intriguing. My own child carries a copy ... More

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Claimed Royalty: (crowned and Claimed Series, Book 1)

Claimed Royalty: (crowned and Claimed Series, Book 1)

by Shreffler Betty

Captivating!!

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5out of 5 by lisa 4 days ago

Claimed Royalty
By Betty Schreffler
Rated 5 stars

I really was captivated with this story. I picked it up because I enjoy reading this authors stories. She is always able to draw me into the ... More

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The Gift of the Seer

The Gift of the Seer

by K B Laugheed

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 5 days ago

When you tire of the overload of digital and technology tools within our 2019 era, K.B. Laugheed's The Gift of the Seer will expedite time travel back with you, and this author will have you writing ... More

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Southside: Virginia's Last Hope in the Civil War

Southside: Virginia's Last Hope in the Civil War

by Thomas Bennett Fowler

Excellent blend of novel and history

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5out of 5 by Robert S 5 days ago

Mr. Fowler does a superb job of mixing the tale of a teenager forced too soon to manhood with the history of the Civil War, including the Battle of the Staunton River Bridge. Enmeshed in the young ... More

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Let Us Die Like Men: The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864

Let Us Die Like Men: The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864

by William Lee White

Franklin In The Emerging Civil War Series

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 5 days ago

The Emerging Civil War series aims to offer brief, fresh, and informed accounts of important events in the Civil War to a broad spectrum of readers. This recent volume in the series focuses on the ... More

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