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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathema...

Thomas Bayes (1702 - 1761) was an English clergyman and mathematician. Until a... Thomas Bayes (1702 - 1761) was an English clergyman and mathematician. Until around 1950 he was considered a minor contributor to the history of mathematics and if he was known at all it was because his name was attached to a simple theorem in the... more

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Hans Von Bülow: A Life for Music (Hardcover)

Drawing upon an extensive selection of rare letters reviews and memoirs Kennet... Drawing upon an extensive selection of rare letters reviews and memoirs Kenneth Birkin sets Hans von Bülow s work as a recitalist chamber-music artist and orchestral conductor at the centre of a disturbed and eventful life. Bülow s Zukunftsmusik... more

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Monet: His Life and Works in 500 Images (Hard...

This review of Claude Monet s life and career follows his early experiences an... This review of Claude Monet s life and career follows his early experiences and artistic education as well as his personal life financial difficulties and marriages. A gallery of Monet s most significant works is featured with in-depth analysis of each... more

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Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Strug...

Every December 12th thousands of Mexican immigrants gather for the mass at New... Every December 12th thousands of Mexican immigrants gather for the mass at New York City s St. Patrick s Cathedral in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe s feast day. They kiss images of the Virgin wait for a bishop s blessing--and they also carry signs... more

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius: National Book ...

The National Book Award winner from Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Ber... The National Book Award winner from Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. The talents he nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald Ernest Hemingway Thomas Wolfe and numerous others. But Maxwell... more

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Simon J. Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous...

Simon J. Ortiz is widely regarded as one of the literary giants of the twentie... Simon J. Ortiz is widely regarded as one of the literary giants of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with more than two dozen volumes of poetry prose fiction children s literature and nonfiction work to his credit and his being anthologized... more

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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self (Pape...

A Los Angeles Times and Washington Post bestseller and winner of several award... A Los Angeles Times and Washington Post bestseller and winner of several awards including the American Library Association s Best Books Borders Original New Voice and an Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club... more

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Crashing Through : The Extraordinary True Sto...

Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three he defied expec... Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing joining the CIA and becoming a successful inventor entrepreneur and family man. He had never yearned for vision.... more

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The Glass Castle : A Memoir (Hardcover)

THE BELOVED #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--FROM THE AUTHOR OF HANG THE MOON The... THE BELOVED #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--FROM THE AUTHOR OF HANG THE MOON The extraordinary one-of-a-kind nothing short of spectacular (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable... more

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Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confessio...

The first memoir from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Interview wi... The first memoir from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Interview with a Vampire--a very affecting story of a well-known prodigal s return ... [a] vivid engaging tale of the journey of a soul into light (Chicago Sun-Times). Anne Rice was... more

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Shaking the Family Tree : Blue Bloods Black S...

WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? As a historian Buzzy Jackson thought s... WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? As a historian Buzzy Jackson thought she knew the answers to these simple questions--that is until she took a look at her scrawny family tree. With a name like Jackson (the twentieth most common American surname)... more

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A Thousand Sisters (Paperback)

Lisa Shannon had what some would call a good lifeher own business a successful... Lisa Shannon had what some would call a good lifeher own business a successful fiance a secure home. Then one day in 2005 shortly after her father s death an episode of Oprah changed everything. The show about women in the Congo depicted atrocities too... more

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Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little...

When Lieutenant Matt Gallagher began his blog with the aim of keeping his fami... When Lieutenant Matt Gallagher began his blog with the aim of keeping his family and friends apprised of his experiences he didn t anticipate that it would resonate far beyond his intended audience. His subjects ranged from mission details to... more

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No Bread for Mandela: Memoirs of Ahmed Kathra...

This riveting memoir spanning the history of modern South Africa sheds new lig... This riveting memoir spanning the history of modern South Africa sheds new light on the struggle against apartheid as it tells the moving and insightful story of a man who served among a loyal cadre of the African National Congress and helped in... more

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Wisconsin Film Studies Glenn Ford: A Life (Pa...

Glenn Ford--star of such now-classic films as Gilda Blackboard Jungle The Big ... Glenn Ford--star of such now-classic films as Gilda Blackboard Jungle The Big Heat 3:10 to Yuma and The Rounders--had rugged good looks a long and successful career and a glamorous Hollywood life. Yet the man who could be accessible and charming on... more

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Solzhenitsyn : A Soul in Exile (Paperback)

Based on exclusive personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn Joseph Pear... Based on exclusive personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn Joseph Pearce s book provides profound insight into a towering literary and political figure. From his pro-Communist youth to his imprisonment in the Gulags his exile in America to his... more

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Simon Girty : Wilderness Warrior

Was the frontiersman Simon Girty a monster as painted by his U.S. enemies in t... Was the frontiersman Simon Girty a monster as painted by his U.S. enemies in the American Revolution or was he a hero and benefactor of First Nations people as celebrated by Canadian and American Natives and the British? more

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The Lives of Margaret Fuller (Hardcover)

A brilliant writer and a fiery social critic Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was p... A brilliant writer and a fiery social critic Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation. Outspoken and quick-witted idealistic and adventurous she became the leading female figure in the transcendentalist... more

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The Education of a Very Young Madam (Paperbac...

Full of juicy details about what really goes on behind the bedroom door The Ed... Full of juicy details about what really goes on behind the bedroom door The Education of a Very Young Madam is a provocative exposé of the newest developments in the world s oldest profession. A stripper at age fifteen involved with majorleague gang... more

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Giggsy : The Biography of Ryan Giggs (Paperba...

By the time Giggs made his Manchester United first team debut aged just 17 man... By the time Giggs made his Manchester United first team debut aged just 17 many considered him to be the greatest talent in English football since George Best. He made United s left wing his own until late in his career when Sir Alex Ferguson switched... more

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