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Sailing Into Sunshine: A 5,000-Mile Voyage Through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

Sailing Into Sunshine: A 5,000-Mile Voyage Through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

by Peter Hancock

Excellent

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5out of 5 by oldsailor 8 hours ago

The fact that I own a Contessa 26 might color my review, but I have read the first two of this series and only regret the third and last is way beyond my price range. Going by the book, as a sailor, ... More

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Mystery of the Circle of Fire: A Roy Stover Story

Mystery of the Circle of Fire: A Roy Stover Story

by Philip A Bartlett

Seller is MIA

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1out of 5 by mark d 18 hours ago

I tried twice to notify the seller about questions concerning a book- no reply. I actually bought the book and after 2 days of having the book in a not shipped status- I cancelled the sale. I noticed ... More

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The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia

The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia

by Tim Tzouliadis

5out of 5 by judij 19 hours ago

An incredible book. Minutely documented. Horrifying. And Americans dare to say "it can't happen here". This should be required reading for every citizen of the United States. The very truth of ... More

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Kill with a Borrowed Knife: Or Agent AI

Kill with a Borrowed Knife: Or Agent AI

by Michael Wreford

A page turning novel full of intrigue,

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4out of 5 by sharon m 23 hours ago

A page turning novel full of intrigue, double standards, espionage, having to live on the edge and change not only your game plan but your life as well on a daily basis.

The story covers two ... More

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The Hidden Hatred

The Hidden Hatred

by J Mairy Dietch'

THRILLING!

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5out of 5 by justine 1 day ago

From the first page to the last, I have been totally immersed in THE HIDDEN HATRED's high quality plot! Trying to guess about the next steps of the story, I have been wrong all the times. Also, its ... More

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Retief: ambassador to space; seven incidents of the Corps diplomatique terrestrienne.

Retief: ambassador to space; seven incidents of the Corps diplomatique terrestrienne.

by Keith Laumer

Diplomacy Captain Kirk Could Get Behind

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4out of 5 by David B 1 day ago

These are funny short stories about interstellar diplomat Jame Retief of the CDT (Terran Diplomatic Corps). Other CDT personnel tend to be no more than marginally competent; one history of the Corps ... More

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Galactic diplomat : nine incidents of the Corps diplomatique terrestrienne

Galactic diplomat : nine incidents of the Corps diplomatique terrestrienne

by Keith Laumer

Earth's Two-Fisted Diplomat

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4out of 5 by David B 1 day ago

This is a collection of humorous science fiction stories about interstellar diplomat Retief. His fellow diplomats of the CDT are marginally competent at best, 'fearlessly cowardly, uncompromisingly ... More

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Manuscript Found in Accra

Manuscript Found in Accra

by Paulo Coelho

Wonderful!

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5out of 5 by Felicia G 1 day ago

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Wise, poinant and so beautifully simple and yet profound. I will read it again and again. More

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Foucault's Pendulum

Foucault's Pendulum

by Umberto Eco

Foucault's Pendulum a Must Read

5out of 5 by Barbara S 1 day ago

Umberto Eco writes with the historian in mind. You will love the challenge and enjoy the education you get from reading any of his books. Foucault's Pendulum is an excellent example. More

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Lawrence and the Arabs

Lawrence and the Arabs

by Robert Graves

Good insight to Lawrence

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4out of 5 by kc1911 1 day ago

Robert Graves served in WW I but not with Lawrence. Still, he had access to first hand accounts and TE Lawrence himself. At times long and wordy. But for insight to irregular warfare it has it points ... More

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The Fountain

The Fountain

directed by Darren Aronofsky
Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie

My type of topic

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4out of 5 by Barbara H 1 day ago

Enjoyed all the items addressed in the movie and wanted to be able to watch any time. More

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Marry Me

Marry Me

by Susan Kay Law

Book Two of a Three-Part Series

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4out of 5 by jjares 2 days ago

This is the second book in a three-part series (see below). In this story, Jake Sullivan (hero) is a very complicated man. Two years ago, he lost his first wife; they lived on Montana land Jake was ... More

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Water Culture in South Asia

Water Culture in South Asia

by Suzanne Hanchett, Tofazzel Hossain Monju, Kazi Rozana Akhter

Wounderful resource for research

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5out of 5 by Michele 2 days ago

This book is an excellent source of information about the arsenic poisoning crisis in Bangladesh. Instead of just covering technical problems and solutions, it also highlights the cultural and ... More

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Music for the Native Americans

Music for the Native Americans

by Robbie Robertson & the Red Road Ensemble

Robertson and Friends

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5out of 5 by Phyllis D 2 days ago

This CD is pure Robertson.....and I like his work. It is also a compilation of the work of other well-known Native artists. Rita Coolidge, Kashtin, The Silver Cloud Singers, Douglas Spotted Eagle, ... More

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Dreams from the Grandfather

Dreams from the Grandfather

by Robert Tree Cody

Lovely work

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5out of 5 by Phyllis D 2 days ago

What I like very much about this CD is the way Cody weaves his flute music and singing voice together intermittently throughout the body of the CD. Both are hauntingly beautiful, and perfectly ... More

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The Practical Encyclopedia of Drawing: Pencils, Pens and Pastels; Observing and Measuring; Perspective; Shading; Line Drawing; Sketching; Texture; Using Negative Spaces; Composition

The Practical Encyclopedia of Drawing: Pencils, Pens and Pastels; Observing and Measuring; Perspective; Shading; Line Drawing; Sketching; Texture; Using Negative Spaces; Composition

by Ian Sidaway, Sarah Hoggett

For the serious artist

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4out of 5 by Phyllis D 2 days ago

I am serious about my art, but not disciplined through years of studying art in colleges, universities, or apprenticeship to a highly successful artist. Therefore I am a bit at odds as to how to ... More

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

by Daniel James Brown

A Pleasant Surprise

5out of 5 by Pauline D B 2 days ago

I had to read this book for a book group that I'm in. My first thought was that it wasn't going to be a book that really interested me but I'd "plow" through it. To my surprise, I found myself really ... More

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Black cargoes; a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865.

Black cargoes; a history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1518-1865.

by Daniel Pratt Mannix

Great piece of history

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5out of 5 by Joseph V M 2 days ago

Well written book about the movement of slaves from Africa to the Americas, the motivation besides money. More

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Into the Fire

Into the Fire

by Manda Scott

Into the Fire

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5out of 5 by Liza C 2 days ago

A brilliant, roller coaster. Fascinating characters, interwoven in two periods of time, both stories gripping and two mysteries. Finely crafted, beautiful writing too. More

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The Five Silent Years of Corrie Ten Boom

The Five Silent Years of Corrie Ten Boom

by Pamela Rosewell Moore

great

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5out of 5 by marcia 2 days ago

great book, favorite author,,,, great service, alibries always has good service More

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The Maverick's Accidental Bride

The Maverick's Accidental Bride

by Christine Rimmer

Married by mistake or not?

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5out of 5 by squiresj 3 days ago

This book will grab your attention from beginning to end. A punch bowl spiked or not? Strange to wake up and find yourself married and remember nothing. Jordyn always ... More

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