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The Iron Road: An Illustrated History of the Railroad

The Iron Road: An Illustrated History of the Railroad

by Christian Wolmar

Railroading Over Time And Space

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 10 hours ago

Christian Wolmar's "The Iron Road: an Illustrated History of the Railroad" (2014) manages the rare accomplishment of being informative, thoughtful, and entertaining at the same time. The book is true ... More

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Proud American

Proud American

by Sergio Tinoco

The Hungry Monster Book Review

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5out of 5 by Hungry Monster 10 hours ago

This collective memoir recounts the history of Sergio Tinoco, a migrant worker born in the USA accidentally, and his life as he maneuvers the complicated world of privileges and adventures. The ... More

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Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

by Maryanne Wolf

Reading Builds Strong Brains

5out of 5 by Nat Scientist 11 hours ago

Excellent discussion on the theory of neuroplasticity and its evolutionary consequences. More

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Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

by Robert O'Meally

Good Book

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4out of 5 by missm123 12 hours ago

The book traces her career in music, her rough childhood, the people she met along the way and interacted with, as well as briefly touching on her addiction to heroin.
I was a little disappointed ... More

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God Bless the Child

God Bless the Child

by Billie Holiday

Okay Read

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3out of 5 by missm123 12 hours ago

The book doesn't tell a story. But the drawings are excellent. This book is the words to Billie Holiday's song: God Bless The Child.
I enjoyed the story the drawings told...beautiful. More

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A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

by Nancy Shoemaker

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5out of 5 by Charles R. H 17 hours ago

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Shoemaker, Nancy, 2004, A Strange Likeness. Becoming Red and White in Eighteen-century North
America: NY, Oxford Univ. Press, 211 p., illus.

Readers are ... More

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Hovhaness: Guitar Concerto No. 2

Hovhaness: Guitar Concerto No. 2

performed by Javier Calderón (guitar), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stewart Robertson (conductor)

Exploring Hovhaness On Naxos

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 18 hours ago

This is the fourth CD in Naxos's "American Classics" series devoted to the music of Alan Hovhaness (1911 --2000). The earlier CD's feature three Hovhaness wind symphonies, and two orchestral ... More

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Rorem: The End of Summer

Rorem: The End of Summer

performed by Anna Noakes (flute), Fibonacci Sequence, Gillian Tingay (harp), Jonathan Carney (violin), Julian Farrell (clarinet), Kathron Sturrock (piano), Ursula Gough (violin)

Ned Rorem's Chamber Music

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Many people know too little about the cultural achievements of Americans. This is particularly the case in the area of art ("classical")music, perhaps because American popular music in its many ... More

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Spring and All

Spring and All

by William Carlos Williams

Spring And All

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Published in Paris in 1923 in an edition of 300 copies, William Carlos Williams' "Spring at All" became a famous text of American literary modernism. The book was not reprinted in full until 1970, ... More

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One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy

One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy

by Diana J Oaks, Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen (Photographer), Danila Copic De Granda (Illustrator)

One Thread Pulled Book 1: The Dance with Mr. Darcy

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5out of 5 by CrystalDark 2 days ago

This book was a lot of fun and the author did a good job of bringing all the characters to life in this retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I especially love Colonel Fitzwilliam and thought the author ... More

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Death of a Red Heroine

Death of a Red Heroine

by Qiu Xiaolong

I recommend this series

5out of 5 by Victoria J 2 days ago

Inspector Chen, police inspector, poet, and Communist Party secretary, makes his way cautiously and shrewdly through Shanghai in the 1990s, where his cases force him to work between the realities of ... More

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

by Rachel Joyce

Loved It

4out of 5 by missm123 2 days ago

I loved this book, and I loved Harold and his adventures, and the many characters he came in contact with.
I loved that he traveled so far to see his dying friend. It was very sad at the end, but ... More

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Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters

Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters

by Dr. Bette Roth Young, Francine Klagsbrun (Foreword by)

Emma Lazarus

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

With the exception of her sonnet, The New Colossus", which is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, the work of Emma Lazarus is almost unknown today. In her short life, Lazarus produced an impressive ... More

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A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

by Bruce Kuklick

An Overview Of American Philosophy

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Bruce Kuklick, a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania has written extensively about American philosophy and theology as well as about American social thought While his most recent ... More

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Ned Rorem: Selected Songs

Ned Rorem: Selected Songs

performed by Carole Farley (soprano), Ned Rorem (piano)

An American Composer Of Art Song

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

American popular song, whether standards, show tunes, jazz, blues, or rock, is one of our country's most visible artistic achievements. American classical (or Art) songs are much less known. Ned ... More

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Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery: Recipes for the Connoisseur

Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery: Recipes for the Connoisseur

by Nancy Silverton, Laurie Ochoa, Ruth Reichl (Foreword by)

Written by a true professional.

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5out of 5 by CITRUScAL 3 days ago

Nancy Silverton's book La Brea Bakery is very helpful for one who wants to learn the subtleties of baking. She is careful, easy to understand and a true professor of the subject. If you want to ... More

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A Good Girl

A Good Girl

by Johnnie Bernhard

Superb!

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5out of 5 by CJLoiacono 3 days ago

Upon my first reading, I connected spiritually with Gracey. What she went through, I've been through four times. It does not get easier. It is not until someone dies do you see the depth of their ... More

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The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

by Bodhi (Translator)

The Anguttara Nikaya

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

The Anguttara Niikaya -- Numerical Discourses of the Buddha - is an integral text in the Pali Canon which constitutes the Scripture of Theravada Buddhism. The work is part of a series of four Nikayas ... More

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Vein of iron

Vein of iron

by Ellen Glasgow

Rereading Vein Of Iron

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) was a successful writer during her lifetime, but her work is too little known today. It is due for a revival. Glasgow lived most of her life in Richmond, Virginia, and was ... More

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Astoria Nights

Astoria Nights

by Paul A Barra

A real man's book!

5out of 5 by CJLoiacono 4 days ago

Great story! A real man's book! If you like boxing, murder, and mayhem, you have just bought the right book.
- CJ Loiacono More

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Astoria Nights

Astoria Nights

by Paul A Barra

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5out of 5 by JeanieLoiacono 4 days ago

Great story! A real man's book! If you like boxing, murder, and mayhem, you have just bought the right book.
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The Colby Ghost

The Colby Ghost

by Michael Infinito

Outstanding!

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5out of 5 by CJLoiacono 4 days ago

Michael Infinito does it again. He never disappoints! This is a combo of The Resurrection of Peter Proud and Somewhere in Time. I seriously did not want to put it down. The twists and turns keep you ... More

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I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

by Dr. Norman L Geisler, Frank Turek, Ph.D., David Limbaugh (Foreword by)

please send : New delivery address

5out of 5 by Ella Renee R 4 days ago

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND MY BOOK TO MY NEW ADDRESS.

( I noticed the address is wrong on my receipt )

9401 LBJ FREEWAY
SUITE 268
DALLAS,TX.75243
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Under Siege

Under Siege

directed by Andrew Davis
Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Erika Eleniak, Patrick O'Neal

Under Siege DVD

5out of 5 by John W C 5 days ago

Owned a vhs tape of this and finally got around to ordering it from Alibris. First copy arrived as a HD DVD and my player couldn't play it. I sold that one and reordered a regular dvd and it arrived ... More

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