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Irresistible

Irresistible

by Raven Gregory

An amazing book

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5out of 5 by David M 2 hours ago

A great comic with an uplifting and inspiring message. More

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Our Eternal Curse II: Another Tribe

Our Eternal Curse II: Another Tribe

by Simon Rumney, Yelena Fairfax (Editor)

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5out of 5 by Hungry Monster 7 hours ago

Heartache and pain follow our protagonist, Julii, as she makes her way through the life she is living in America during the 1860's. Our Eternal Curse - Another Tribe by Simon Rumney shows Julii as a ... More

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"Double Canister at Ten Yards": The Federal Artillery and the Repulse of Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863

"Double Canister at Ten Yards": The Federal Artillery and the Repulse of Pickett's Charge, July 3, 1863

by David L Shultz

How Less Can Be More In Studying Pickett's Charge

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 7 hours ago

So much has been written about Pickett's Charge on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg that it is difficult to say something fresh. David Shultz accomplishes this feat in his new book, "Double ... More

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Topoi: The Categorial Analysis of Logic

Topoi: The Categorial Analysis of Logic

by Robert Goldblatt

Starts simple, goes deep

5out of 5 by Grant M 14 hours ago

This book is an excellent motivated exposition, not only of topos theory, but also of set theory, category theory, and logic. It takes motivating examples and observes their relevant properties ... More

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Sibelius: The Symphonies

Sibelius: The Symphonies

performed by Salvatore Accardo (violin), Colin Davis (conductor)

An Introduction To Sibelius

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 15 hours ago

The music of Jean Sibelius (1865 --1957) has enjoyed a varied reputation over the years, but it today is held in deservedly high regard. His seven symphonies, in their varied forms, are classics of ... More

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The Mainstream of Western Political Thought

The Mainstream of Western Political Thought

by Judith A Best

Politics And The Love Of Wisdom

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 15 hours ago

Books find their readers as much as readers find their books. I have been reading books on political philosophy of late, including Ronald Dworkin's challenging study, "Justice for Hedgehogs". Justice ... More

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The Red Hunter

The Red Hunter

by Lisa Unger

Go Red Hunter!

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5out of 5 by debra 1 day ago

I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't read a Lisa Unger book I didn't LOVE. I get sucked into her books and ... More

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Alone: Book Three of the Generations Trilogy

Alone: Book Three of the Generations Trilogy

by Scott Sigler

They had me at Hunger Games!

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5out of 5 by debra 1 day ago

I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

They had me at Hunger Games. It was also similar to Maze Runner. As I read my mind ... More

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

by Nancy Isenberg

Very disappointed

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1out of 5 by Yogini29 1 day ago

I thought this book would be a sympathetic study of underprivileged people who have always existed in all parts of the USA. It isn't.
Some Southern man must have broken Nancy Isenberg's heart; that ... More

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The Jinxed Pirate

The Jinxed Pirate

by M Walsh

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5out of 5 by Hungry Monster 1 day ago

Adventures like these don't come very often. Riddled with intrigue and building up a world The Jinxed Pirate by M. Walsh is a definite read. We have a delightful cast of characters from the mercenary ... More

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Leadership Made Easy

Leadership Made Easy

by Randall D Ponder

Very Enjoyable And Informing

5out of 5 by Will 1 day ago

I have read this book by Randall Ponder several times. I usually look over it once or twice a year because I find that the book is so useful due to its being divided into specific chapters on ... More

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Bach: Great Organ Works

Bach: Great Organ Works

performed by Helmut Walcha (organ)

Helmut Walcha Plays Bach

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

For the past 28 years, the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. has presented a free five-hour Bach Organ Marathon early in March to celebrate J.S. Bach's birthday of March 21. Leading ... More

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What Is God?

What Is God?

by Jacob Needleman

A Philosopher's Spiritual Autobiography

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

People frequently are led to the books they need. I recently read a book by United States Congressman Tim Ryan A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, ... More

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The Four Witnesses: The Rebel, the Rabbi, the Chronicler, and the Mystic

The Four Witnesses: The Rebel, the Rabbi, the Chronicler, and the Mystic

by Robin Griffith-Jones

The Development Of Early Christianity

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

I found "The Four Witnesses" on a shelf in the library. It looked intriguing, and I read it. (In fact, the author says his book was written for, among others, such a happenstance, curious reader such ... More

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Triplanetary

Triplanetary

by Edward Elmer Smith

Not a credit to the publisher

1out of 5 by Christopher C 2 days ago

The first thing to observe is that this edition is taken from the original 1934 magazine text. That in itself is not a problem (indeed, it's what I wanted), but the back-cover blurbs refer to the ... More

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One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail

One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail

by Kevin James Breaux

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5out of 5 by Hungry Monster 2 days ago

The media loves a good story, and what better than one of a sexy model, party girl, drama queen, and spoiled brat? That is Sabrina London, or at least that was Sabrina London. Now the starlet has ... More

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A Buddhist Bible

A Buddhist Bible

by Dwight Goddard

Buddhist Texts In America

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Dwight Goddard's collection of Buddhist Sutras and related texts, first published in 1932, is available in paperback with introductions by Robert Aitken and Houston Smith. The importance of this book ... More

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John Marshall: Writings

John Marshall: Writings

by John Marshall, Charles Hobson (Editor)

John Marshall In The Library Of America

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

John Marshall (1755 -- 1835) served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1801 to 1835. He left an indelible imprint on the Court and on American institutions as he ... More

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The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War

The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War

by Roy Morris, Jr.

Walt Whitman's Civil War

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

"The Better Angel" is a study of Walt Whitman's activities during the American Civil War. Prior to the War, Whitman had already written most of the poetry that would ultimately establish his ... More

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The Elements of Piano Technique (Classic Reprint)

The Elements of Piano Technique (Classic Reprint)

by Ernest Hutcheson

Book not what advertised.

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1out of 5 by Maria S 3 days ago

Printed matter only took up several inches square on center of page. Text and images were truncated. I returned this for a refund and I don't recommend this particular volume in it's present ... More

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Comanche Territory

Comanche Territory

directed by George Sherman
Maureen O'Hara, MacDonald Carey, Charles Drake, Pedro de Cordoba

A Great Classic Western

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5out of 5 by FanOfTimeLifeBooks 3 days ago

In Comanche Territory, Jim Bowie (played by Macdonald Carey) seeks to negotiate and honor a treaty signed between the United States government and the Comanche Indians; this treaty will allow ... More

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An Affair to Remember: My Life with Cary Grant

An Affair to Remember: My Life with Cary Grant

by Donaldson

Telephone with Cary Grant.

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5out of 5 by earl v 3 days ago

I adored this book and Miss Donaldson's writing. Yes, we all want more insight on the private life of Grant , and this book delivers an honest look inside. Grant was a delicious screen idol , a bit ... More

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Max Reger: Lieder

Max Reger: Lieder

performed by Bernhard Renzikowski (piano), Frauke May (mezzo-soprano)

Songs By Max Reger

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

Max Reger (1873 -- 1916) combined elements of Brahms and Wagner during a brief but prolific career as a composer. He is best known as a composer for the organ, but he composed a substantial amount of ... More

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The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

by Jacob Needleman

Spiritual Democracy

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

This timely, provocative book combines and shows the relationship between two large themes: a)the nature and importance of spiritual and religious values and b) the nature and spiritual character of ... More

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God and the American Writer

God and the American Writer

by Alfred Kazin

Religions Of Freedom

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

Religions Of Freedom

The famous American critic, Alfred Kazin, explores in this book various ideas of God and religion in the works of major American writers. The book is not limited to novelists ... More

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