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Choteau Creek: A Sioux Reminiscence

From the time he was three years old, in 1943, Joseph Iron Eye Dudley was raised by his grandparents on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. Their tiny weatherbeaten house, nestled in a bend of Choteau Creek on the rolling South Dakota prairie, is where he grew up, and this moving reminiscence recreates with warmth and�candor a childhood poor in material goods but overflowing wi

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Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apples Greatest Products

�Different and new is relatively�easy. Doing something that�s�genuinely better is very hard.� �Jony IveIn 1997, Steve Jobs returned to Apple as CEO with the unenviable task of turning around the company he had founded. One night, Jobs discovered a scruffy British designer toiling away at Apple�s corporate headquarters, surrounded by hundreds of sketches and prototypes. It

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One of today�s premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this superlative volume, Jean Edward Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to provide an engrossing narrative of one of America�s greatest presidents.This is a portrait painted in broad

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Wolf: The Lives of Jack London

Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast�by turns playing the role of hobo, sailor, prospector, and oyster pirate. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed, best-selling books: The Call of the Wild, White Fang, a

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Palimpsest: A Memoir

This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidals compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the authors celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters�including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Ro

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The Popes Bookbinder: A Memoir

Entertaining, moving, informative, intelligently hopeful: I know of few other books like this one to warm the cockles of a booklovers heart. Alberto ManguelFor anyone who loves books too wellwho lusts after them, lives in them, mainlines themDavid Mason s memoir will be a fix from heaven. Heartful, cantankerous, droll, his tales of honour and obsession in the trade gra

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James Madison: A Biography

The best one volume biography of Madisons life, Ketchams biography not only traces Madisons career, it gives readers a sense of the man. As Madison said of his early years in Virginia under the study of Donald Robertson, who introduced him to thinkers like Montaigne and Montesquieu, all that I have been in life I owe largely to that man. It also captures a side of Mad

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Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelts Amazon Adventure

I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting.In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn�t refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kerm

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Write It When Im Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations With Gerald R. Ford

G.P. Putnams Sons, 2007, As New., Unused in dust jacket. Bright, clean, tight. [Politics, Government, Gerald R.Ford, Biography] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care.

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Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir

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