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I AM 18: with 22 years' experience

About the Author James Mulolo is an Environmental Resource Economist by profession working in the Diplomatic service for a specialized International organization. He has travelled extensively aro [...]

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The Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Biography

From Booklist This new biographical dictionary has a complicated genealogy. It is derived from Chambers Biographical Dictionary, the American edition of which was published by Cambridge Universit [...]

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The Man in the Purple Cow House and Other Tales of Eccentricity

Review The title of The Man in the Purple Cow House is a reference to Mary Ames Mitchell's dad, whose neighbors splashed purple paint on a living cow he'd put to pasture on the lawn of his Pasade [...]

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The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure

From Publishers Weekly In this biographical miscellany, British authors Lloyd and Mitchinson scan the lives of 'three score and eight' historical figures ranging from the world famous (Marx, Freu [...]

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Pearls of Wisdom: Surviving Against All Odds, Book 2

Review '...book gave me chills...brought me back in time...made me laugh and cry, and remember all those times...' --Patirica Moore, Reviewer, Midwest Book Review'...I laughed, I cried and I enjo [...]

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The Wedge Between Us: Removing the obstacles from my life...

About the Author Heidi S. Quimby is the author of The Wedge Between Us. She has written a story about her life and the struggles she has encountered. Growing up in a dysfunctional family did not [...]

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Senior Moments, Life In Barefoot Bay

Margaret. E. Reiter describes life in her Florida retirement community. Life in Barefoot Bay is quite diverse, she observes. Filled with refreshing insights and ebullient good will, Senior Moments is a captivating and br [...]

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Thursday's Child Has Far to Go: A Memoir of the Journeying Years

From Library Journal At age 16, Laqueur ( Europe in Our Time , LJ 12/91; Stalin , LJ 10/15/90) fled Nazi Germany for Jerusalem, where he lived for several years on a kibbutz. After the war, he re [...]

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The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement

Review Exhaustive examination of Jewish achievement over the past 200 years. Pease, who is not Jewish, explains that from a young age he has had an interest in and empathy for the Jewish people, [...]

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Growing Up The First Time

Growing Up The First Time is the compelling story of the lives of four American children who spent their childhood in Shanghai. These children lived with a foot in two cultures, having the benefit of the best and the wor [...]

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If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew

From Publishers Weekly Marqusee's account of his formation as an anti-Zionist most earns readers' interest when recounting the activist life of his grandfather Edward V. Morand, a progressive, an [...]

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Grandma's China

This book tells the story of one women,the author's grandmother,and her family's experience through China's modern transformation.Following Grandma's life path, one gets an intimate glimpse of how China has evolved from [...]

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Walled Gardens

From Publishers Weekly An Anglo-Irish childhood lived in latter-day Victorian society is evoked in this dryly humorous, silkily literary memoir. Davis-Goff ( Night Tennis ) takes us into the uppe [...]

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Living Life with Diabetes

Review ??honest and heart-warming?? (Diabetes Federation of Ireland Magazine, March 2004) ??packed with humorous and painful anecdotes?a useful resources for diabetics, their families and friends [...]

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The Bee King of China: The Life and Times of Hua Yizhi

Hua Yizhi (1893-1956) was a pioneer in Chinese modern agricultural development, the father of Chinese scientific apiculture, and a dedicated educator, providing modern education to his home town. He was a renowned indust [...]

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Windows for the Crown Prince

This is a fascinating inside account of the formative years of Akihito, the reigning Emperor of Japan, written by his trusted American tutor, the late Elizabeth Gray Vining. During the U.S. Occupation of Japan after WW2, [...]

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One Boy's Flight to Mas Oyama's Japan: Uchi Deshi - Book One

Mere teenagers at the start,Judd Reid (Australia), Nathan Ligo (USA), and Nicolas Pettas (Denmark) were theonly 3 foreign uchi deshi (private residential students) ever recognizedby Mas Oyama with certificates from his g [...]

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