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Life and Death in Shanghai

About the Author Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in 1966 and subsequently jailed. [...]

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The Fate of the Corps: What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition

From Booklist What Meriwether Lewis and William Clark did after vaulting into history is sacred text to Lewis and Clark fans, but they are likely less certain about what happened to the other 32 [...]

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Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet

From Publishers Weekly In this entertaining, briskly written biography, journalist Adams rescues from obscurity the history of Bernarr Macfadden, a man whose life would seem almost implausible if [...]

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Three Who Made a Revolution: A Biographical History of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin

Review The best book in its field in any language. (Edmund Wilson The New Yorker)Clearly the best study available. (Arthur Schlesinger Jr. The Nation)Mr. Wolfe has laid bare more relevant facts a [...]

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Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love

From Publishers Weekly Xinran (Good Women of China) collects the heartbreaking stories of Chinese women forced to give up their baby girls because of the one-child-only policy or feudal tradition [...]

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Solomon: The Lure of Wisdom (Jewish Lives)

Review 'Steve Weitzman turns the challenge of writing a biography of King Solomon into a meditation on the quest for unattainable knowledge, an enterprise equally embodied in the figure of Solom [...]

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China's Legalists: The Earliest Totalitarians and Their Art of Ruling

This text discusses the Chinese Legalists, an ancient school of Chinese philosophy which flourished during the Period of the Hundred Contending Schools (6th-3rd century B.C.E.) The school perfected the science of governm [...]

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My Life and Ethiopia's Progress: The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Sellassie I (Volume 1) (My Life and Ethiopia's Progress) (My Life and Ethiopia's ... (My Life and Ethiopia's Progress (Paperback))

About the Author By any standard of judgement the 58-year reign of Ras Tafari as regent (1916-1930) and as Emperor Haile Sellassie (1930-1974), in addition to being one of the longest, was also o [...]

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The Broken Boy

It is very easy to get polio. Patrick Cockburn was six when he woke up one day in the summer of 1956 with a headache and a sore throat. His parents, Claud and Patricia Cockburn, had recently returned to Ireland, to their [...]

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Boardwalk Gangster: The Real Lucky Luciano

From Booklist Americans have a tendency to romanticize some of our worst criminals. Thankfully, Newark avoids that in his absorbing and well-researched biography of one of our most interesting ga [...]

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Rebooting My Brain: How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed My Life

Review A captivating, deeply authentic memoir of a devastating illness and a heroic recovery. Maria Ross' memoir Rebooting My Brain is a testament to one woman's personal courage and a reminder t [...]

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The Faceless Man

"We believe what is presented to us, rather than what we discover for ourselves. Why in this day and age, does everything have to be a god damn interactive online experience. Here's an interactive experience people. [...]

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On Popper (Wadsworth Philosophers)

Review 1. Logic of Scientific Discovery. 2. Conjectures and Refutations. 3. Objective Knowledge. 4. Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem. 5. Realism and the Aim of Science. 6. The Open Universe. 7 [...]

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John Kelly Samaritan

Review Huening is an efficient biographer and allows his subject to tell his story with room for both humor and conflict. The story moves along quickly and is interspersed with anecdotes that hel [...]

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Webster's Portuguese Thesaurus Edition)

From the Publisher Designed for school districts, educators, and students seeking to maximize performance on standardized tests, Webster?s paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are [...]

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Mina P. Shaughnessy: Her Life and Work

Even before the publication of her pioneering work, Errors and Expectations, Mina P. Shaughnessy was recognized as the leading figure in the field of basic writing and as a devoted advocate of Open Admissions. Her career [...]

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Thirty-Three Years to Life

About the Author The author, Steve Christlieb, has an education level of a B.A. degree from the University of Central Florida. He has lived most of his life in the South and Central Florida area, [...]

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Complete Naturalist

Review Still a book for the common reader Spectator ... a highly entertaining account of a man who gave gardeners and botanists the language that we speak and write to this day. This new edition [...]

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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Helix Books)

Amazon.com Review Why do we do science? Beyond altruistic and self-aggrandizing motivations, many of our best scientists work long hours seeking the electric thrill that comes only from learning [...]

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Autumn Rhythm: Musings On Time, Tide, Aging, Dying, And Such Biz

From Publishers Weekly Meltzer (A Whore Just Like the Rest), who has pioneered rock 'n' roll criticism since the 1960s, explores the intricacies of growing old while looking back on some of the h [...]

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