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The Measure of Life

This elegantly written and richly detailed biography tells the story of Virginia Woolfs last ten years, from the creation of her great visionary novel, The Waves, to her suicide in 1941. Herbert Marder looks closely at Woolfs views on totalitarianism and her depictions of Britain under siege to create a remarkable portrait of a mature and renowned writer during a time of

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

�Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances...We were a self -centered army without parade or gesture, devoted to freedom, the second of man�s creeds, a purpose so ravenous that it devoured all our strength, a hope so transcendent that our earlier ambitions faded in its glare.�Written by T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, Seven

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Agatha Christie: A Biography

First published in 1984 and now available in paperback, having been unavailable for more than two years, a biography of Agatha Christie based on family papers and other protected material, which describes the writers life, work and relationships.

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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he�d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the Nationa

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Burn My Shadow: A Selective Memory of an X-Rated Life

Burn My Shadow follows the porn career of Tyler Knight, a black porn star who stars mainly in....

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Karl, Get Out of the Garden!: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything

Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?*Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence--and his mothers scoldings--he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karls love of nature led him to ta

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John Deere, That�s Who!

Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that�s who!Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please?Long before the firs

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The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life

Robert Evanss The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling.The only actor ever to run a Hollywood studio, Evans emerged from near-obscurity in the mid-1960s t

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Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. As a deputy U.S. Marshaland former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian TerritoriesBass was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because Bass al

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Sally Ride: America�s First Woman in Space

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, Americas first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Rides family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys club to a more inclusive elite.Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke t

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