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  • 18 and Life on Skid Row, Paperback
    18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as th..
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  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder, Paperback
    This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson's entry into World War One and Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution. In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson, champion of American democracy but also segregation; advocate for free trade and a..
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  • 24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker: 9-11-01: The White House, Hardcover
    After Maj. Robert J. Darling organizes President Bush's trip to Florida on Sept. 10, 2001, he believes the next couple of days will be quiet. He has no idea that a war is about to begin. The next day, after terrorists crash airliners into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, Maj. Darling ..
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  • 3 Strokes in 3 Weeks Saved My Life, Paperback
    There were things I was doing in my life that caused 3 strokes in 3 weeks and I needed to figure out what they were and why this had happened to me, so that I could make the change in my life I was in desperate need of making. Having 3 strokes in 3 weeks was a huge wake-up call. I knew I needed to c..
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  • 50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of Lgbtq+ Icons, Hardcover
    LGBT people are some of the coolest in history - Freddie Mercury, Divine, Virginia Woolf, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol... the list goes on. Queer subculture has had an enormous impact on style, music, science, art and literature. From Oscar Wilde, who defended his homosexual relationships in court,..
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  • 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Hardcover
    A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent ``Flo`` Groberg was born in 19..
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  • A Beautiful Work in Progress, Paperback
    Runners' vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for ``Did Not Start`` and DNF for ``Did Not Finish,`` but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for ``Did Not Quit.``Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from the dusty back roads of cen..
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  • A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back, Hardcover
    David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New York Times described as ``the foremost classical stylist of our day,`` presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a dev..
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  • A Body, in Spite: A Slight Philosophy for Actors, Paperback
    Philosopher-playwright Alain Jugnon's a body, in spite introduces this prolific French author to an English-speaking readership. The aphorisms that comprise this slight philosophy for actors are an inventoried body with and without its defenses. With incisive humor, Jugnon casts his intellect into t..
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  • A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain, Paperback
    A compelling account of recreating a life through writing, memory, and desire In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season. She was a respected senior professor of Englis..
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  • A Border Passage: From Cairo to America - A Woman's Journey, Paperback
    An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland--updated with an afterword on the Arab SpringIn language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic w..
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  • A Chick in the Cockpit: My Life Up in the Air, Paperback
    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard your flight. As you step onto my aircraft, take a quick glance into the cockpit. Yep, that s me sitting in the captains seat, and that s my first officer laughing about how he accidentally locked himself out of his hotel room. Naked. Again. We re both a little ri..
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  • A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose, Hardcover
    In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family's farm near Rochester, New York, and boarded a train to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexand..
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  • A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle Against the Death Penalty, Paperback
    There have been many heroes and victims in the battle to abolish the death penalty, and Marie Deans fits into both of those categories. A South Carolina native who yearned to be a fiction writer, Marie was thrust by a combination of circumstances--including the murder of her beloved mother-in-law--i..
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  • A Different Kind of Life, Paperback
    Frank Williams' team was on the verge of winning the Formula One World Championship for the third time when his life was turned upside down. The racing car constructor was on his way to Nice Airport on a spring afternoon in 1986 when he lost control of his car, suffering horrific injuries in a crash..
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  • A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen, Hardcover
    Beautifully written and incisive, this is the first English biography of a major Scandinavian author who is ripe for rediscovery While largely unknown today, Danish writer and Darwin translator Jens Peter Jacobsen was the leading prose writer in Scandinavia in the late nineteenth century and part of..
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  • A Divine Pathway, Paperback
    Questions and answers about who we are and why we are here comes to us in different ways and times in each of our lives. Some will receive their answers at an early age. Most will receive their answers later in life. But when you are asking the question and you direct that question to God, he will a..
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  • A Dolls House, Paperback
    Drama / Characters: 3 males, 4 females, 2 childrenThis epochal drama of marriage and the individual portrays a controlling husband Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora, a submissive young woman who, when their idealized homelife collapses, comes to the realization that she must finally close the door on..
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  • A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, Hardcover
    Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth. On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her ap..
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  • A Force for Justice: The Maurice McCabe Story, Paperback
    When Sergeant Maurice McCabe notified his superiors of questionable details in the case of murderer Jerry McGrath - a young man who was at large at the time of his offense due to a garda error - nothing could have prepared him for what was in store.What ensued was eight years of a personal nightmare..
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  • A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World, Paperback
    Now a New York Times Bestseller ``The incredible story of a family with an autistic son, Dale, who conquers his disability thanks to the special bond he forms with Henry, a golden retriever puppy ... This is a fascinating and inspiring real-life account.``-Woman & HomeA Friend Like Henry: The remark..
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  • A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, Hardcover
    The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves--with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of fort..
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  • A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, Paperback
    The classic New York Times bestselling memoir by legendary Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee--with a new foreword by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and an afterword by Sally Quinn. The most important, glamorous, and famous newspaperman of modern times traces his path from Harvard ..
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  • A Grip on the Mane of Life: An Authorized Biography of Earl V. Shaffer, Paperback
    After serving four and a half years in the army during WWII-mostly in the battle-torn islands of the South Pacific-and along the way losing his best friend at Iwo Jima, Earl Shaffer came home to Pennsylvania with a large dose of military depression. After rattling around for a while he decided to ac..
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  • A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, Paperback
    Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw ..
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  • A Hundred and One Nights, Paperback
    A luminous translation of Arabic tales of enchantment and wonder Translated into English for the very first time, A Hundred and One Nights is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like the celebrated Thousand and One Nights, this collection opens with the frame st..
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  • A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America, Paperback
    On November 12, 1988, a group of Portland, Oregon, skinheads known as East Side White Pride encountered three Ethiopians in a street fight, resulting in the brutal death of Mulugeta Seraw.For award-winning journalist Elinor Langer, the Seraw case is the launchpad for a thorough investigation of the ..
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  • A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, Paperback
    A cosmopolitan, middle-aged Englishwoman touring the Rocky Mountains in 1873, Isabella Bird had embarked upon a trip that called for as much stamina as would have been expected of an explorer or anthropologist -- and she was neither Possessing a prodigious amount of curiosity and a huge appetite fo..
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  • A Life in Parts, Paperback
    Nothing short of engrossing first-person account by one of our finest actors (Huffington Post)--both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft--Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history's most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Bryan C..
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  • A Life Surrendered, Paperback
    This Christian biography gives an account of the life of Raouf Ghattas. Born in Egypt, Raouf immigrated to the United States where he worked as an engineer. Soon he became unhappy with his life and gave himself to God's purpose for him. He became a much-loved pastor and studied God's Word to find ho..
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  • A Life Well Played: My Stories (Commemorative Edition), Hardcover
    The commemorative edition of the instant New York Times bestseller--now with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus ``A wonderful compilation that reflects who he was as a person, as a golfer, and as someone who believed in giving back. He was a champion at each turn, and it was an honor not just knowing him a..
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  • A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between, Paperback
    Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars--Elvis Presley and Bruce JennerFor the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thomps..
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  • A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man, Paperback
    The first biography of the artist who ``essentially invented indie and alternative rock`` (Spin) A brilliant and influential songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, the charismatic Alex Chilton was more than a rock star--he was a true cult icon. Awardwinning music writer Holly George-Warren's A Man Cal..
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  • A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck by Lightning, Paperback
    A powerful chronicle of a wounded woman's exploration of nature and self After nature writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch and almost died, she embarked on a painstaking and visionary journey back to the land of the living. With the help of an extraordinary cardiologi..
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  • A Million Wars, Paperback
    The concept of A Million Wars is derived from the author's belief that every veteran has experienced different circumstances and his or her memories define their war. The author has told a part of his story in an effort to help others understand what one man's war was like and, in the process, attem..
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  • A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, Audiobook
    Claude Shannon was a tinkerer, a playful wunderkind, a groundbreaking polymath, and a digital pioneer whose insights made the Information Age possible. He constructed fire-breathing trumpets and customized unicycles, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots, but he also wrote the seminal te..
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  • A Miracle Called Christiana, Paperback
    A Miracle Called Christiana is a story of hope for families with children with special needs. Having a child with special needs was not high on my list of life goals, but she became a life gift from our Heavenly Father. Christiana is a very special young lady to many in our family and in our communi..
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  • A Moment of War, Paperback
    In this gripping, poignant memoir--a #1 bestseller in the United Kingdom--Laurie Lee returns to the scene of his wartime coming of age, portraying the death of a young man's idealism. ``For anyone who wants to understand what war is actually like . . . this is the book. . . . A treasure.``--Los Ange..
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  • A Most Glorious Ride: The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 1877 1886, Hardcover
    A Most Glorious Ride presents the complete diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. Covering the formative years of his life, Roosevelt's entries show the transformation of a sickly and solitary Harvard freshman into a confident and increasingly robust young adult. He writes about his grief ..
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  • A Mother's Son, Paperback
    In God's word, we find that the apostle Paul reminds Timothy that his grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice, taught him the scriptures at an early age. Proverbs 22:6 says, ``To train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he shall not depart.`` We see this in the life of Timothy a..
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  • A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man, Paperback
    Nashville 1964. Eighteen-year-old babysitter Paula Herring is murdered in her home while her six-year-old brother apparently sleeps through the grisly event. A few months later a judge's son is convicted of the crime. Decades after the slaying, Michael Bishop, a private citizen, stumbles upon a secr..
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  • A Mystical Heart: 52 Weeks in the Presence of God, Paperback
    Best selling author Edwina Gateleythrough meditations, poems, and drawingsencourages us to recognize God's ever-present healing embrace, even in the midst of darkness. This book features ideas and motivations for every week of the year that invite us to be awake in the presence of God. NUME CARTE: A..
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  • A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, Paperback
    Bob Woodward made Jean Houston national news in the summer of 1996 when he revealed her working friendship with Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton, Woodward reported, connected most enthusiastically with Dr. Houston and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson when they met with the Clintons at a Camp David..
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  • A Newfoundlander in Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home, Hardcover
    Following the fantastic success of his bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle returns with a hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time. Armed with the same personable, candid style found in his first book, Alan D..
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  • A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Paperback
    For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his bestselling books, Tales From Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?, here is the ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. As hard as it is to believe, the irrepressible Jimmy Buffett has hit the half-century ma..
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  • A Prairie Girl's Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Hardcover
    The beloved author of the Little House books was not only one of America's great pioneer storytellers but a woman of vibrant faith. A Prairie Girl's Faith provides the first extended, in depth discussion of the Christian faith of one of America's most beloved pioneer women--Laura Ingalls Wilder. Alt..
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  • A Prayer Before Dawn: My Nightmare in Thailand's Prisons, Hardcover
    The first time Billy Moore walked into his cell packed with seventy prisoners, the floor resembled a mass grave, with intertwined arms and legs, and the smell of human feces was so strong he almost vomited. That night, he slept next to a dead man. It wouldn't be the last time. Behind the walls of Kl..
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  • A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bebout, Hardcover
    A Queer Love Story presents the first fifteen years of letters between Jane Rule - novelist and the first widely recognized ``public lesbian`` in North America - and Rick Bebout, journalist and editor with the Toronto-based Body Politic, an important incubator of LGBT thought and activism. Rule live..
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