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The Return of the Kosher Pig: The Divine Messiah in Jewish Thought

The Return of the Kosher Pig: The Divine Messiah in Jewish Thought

by Itzhak Shapira

A valuable study for any Jew or Christian

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5out of 5 by Lawrence 1 hour ago

The Return of the Kosher Pig is a fascinating book. The term "Pig" arises from the Jewish thought that being a Jew and a follower of Yeshua-Jesus is as incompatible as a kosher pig. Such a thought ... More

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Titch the Itch

Titch the Itch

by B C R Fegan

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 hour ago

Titch the Itch, written by B.C.R. Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen, is the tale of an animated little itch who wants nothing more than to make friends the only way he knows how--by doing his job. ... More

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Josiah Royce in Focus

Josiah Royce in Focus

by Jacquelyn Ann K Kegley

Royce And Contemporary Philosophy

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

In May 2007, I had the good fortune to attend a seminar at the Harvard Divinity School titled "William James and Josiah Royce a Century Later: Pragmatism and Idealism in Dialogue." It was a rare ... More

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Ives: String Quartets

Ives: String Quartets

performed by Blair String Quartet

Ives' String Quartets On Naxos

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 5 hours ago

This review is in memory of Bob Zeidler who shared his learning and enthusiasm for the music of Charles Ives in many reviews.

With this CD in its American Classics series, Naxos continues its ... More

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Capital Markets and Investments: Essential Insights and Concepts for Professionals

Capital Markets and Investments: Essential Insights and Concepts for Professionals

by Siddhartha Dastidar

Must-have!

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5out of 5 by Sid D 6 hours ago

It's difficult to find a book that is practical, broad and general enough to be read by students/ entering finance professionals. This hits the spot! In a sense it levels the field between go-to tier ... More

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The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

by Dinesh D'Souza

Accurate. Easy-to-understand. Detailed.

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5out of 5 by Wilma 9 hours ago

Thorough as always, D'Souza delineates the morphing of Communism and Naziism into the title "Liberal": then, softening it a bit, the label becomes that of "Progressive".
Important work on our ... More

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Moana

Moana

directed by John Musker, Ron Clements
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement

A must see

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4out of 5 by Beverly 1 day ago

Great movie. Good movie even as an adult. Great soundtrack. It's a must-see. More

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Art of Thinking Clearly

by Rolf Dobelli

Life changer

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4out of 5 by Beverly 1 day ago

Few books have the capability to literally change your life. The hints herein can take some stress out of your life by thinking more clearly. Today just bought my second copy as a Christmas gift. More

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The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage & Compassion

The Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage & Compassion

by Rafe Martin

King Banyan

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

The great religions have teachings that speak both to adults and to the highly educated as well as to less learned people and to children. This aspect of religious teaching was brought home to me ... More

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Joe Louis: Hard Times Man

Joe Louis: Hard Times Man

by Randy Roberts

America's Champion

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

The great African American heavyweight Joe Louis (1911 -- 1981) dominated the world of professional boxing from 1935 to the late 1940s. Louis' life involved far more than his prowess in the ring. He ... More

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The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History

The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History

by Gordon S Wood

History And Reviewing

4out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

I always enjoy and learn from the writings of American historian Gordon Wood. After reading Wood's most recent books, his two-volume edition of John Adams' "Revolutionary Writings" for the Library of ... More

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The Celestial Proposal: Our Invitation to Join the God Kind

The Celestial Proposal: Our Invitation to Join the God Kind

by Jane Catherine Rozek

A monumental achievement

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5out of 5 by Ron 2 days ago

The Celestial Proposal is a monumental achievement-rich in detail, Scripture reference, and expansive thinking. Jane Catherine Rozek offers a fresh, innovative, and engrossing perspective on ... More

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The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

by Jilliane Hoffman

Chilling

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5out of 5 by missm123 3 days ago

This book was really good. I couldn't put it down. Sinister and suspenseful, and a page turner to keep you up all night. Another Hoffman best seller. More

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City of Echoes

City of Echoes

by Robert Ellis

Excellent

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5out of 5 by missm123 3 days ago

This book kept me on the edge of my seat...couldn't put it down. It's just like Ellis to come up with another best seller. More

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Peter Mennin: Moby Dick; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 7 'Variation-Symphony'

Peter Mennin: Moby Dick; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 7 'Variation-Symphony'

performed by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

Peter Mennin On Naxos

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

Over the years, the American Classics series on Naxos has introduced me to many American composers, the most recent of whom, in this CD, is Peter Mennin. This CD is also part of a retrospective on ... More

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A Deal with God: The Power of One

A Deal with God: The Power of One

by Michael Haden

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 3 days ago

A Deal With God: The Power of One, written by Michael Haden, tells the tale of two sweethearts Rebeccah Johnson and Leon Samuels who fates are intertwined after a romantic summer night. But tragedy ... More

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The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics

The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics

by Dr. Pavan Bhat, MD

medical book

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1out of 5 by rafael c 5 days ago

this book is not for USA, there was the last chapter regarding use of psychotropic drugs that were entirely missing..the book i received was for Asia only More

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Separate, But Equal: Images from the Segregated South

Separate, But Equal: Images from the Segregated South

by Henry Clay Anderson

A photographer's Story in His own words

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5out of 5 by MaryCaroline 3 days ago

This book includes the words of Mr. Anderson, portrait photographer for the black community in a segregated city know as a cultural capital of Mississippi in the twentieth century. Home to Walker ... More

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Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin

Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin

performed by Klemens Sander (baritone), Uta Sander (piano)

Husband And Wife Peform Die Schone Mullerin

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

The Austrian baritone Klemens Sander and his wife, pianist Uta Sander work together intimately in this new recording of Schubert's song cycle, "Die Schone Mullerin". Klemens Sander graduated from the ... More

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Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram

Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram

by Bisys Educational Services

The book is supposed to come with a CD

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2out of 5 by Jim C 4 days ago

This book is advertised to come with a CD, but this seller did not send the CD with the book nor inform me that it would not. Not cool. The book is great, the seller was very poor. More

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The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

by Cheryl A Wall

An Overview Of The Harlem Renaissance

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 4 days ago

The Very Short Introduction Series of Oxford University Press offers accessible, pocket-size books to introduce readers to a broad range of subjects. Cheryl Wall's recent (2016) book, the 479th in ... More

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