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From Troublesome Creek: A Farm Boy's Encounters on the Way to a University Presidency

By: Acker, Duane

Price: $23.50

Publisher: iUniverse, 2013:

Seller ID: BB0243075

ISBN: 1475993560

Condition: vg/vg


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Brief Lives 1: Chaucer

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage Books:

Seller ID: BB0240719

ISBN: 009928748X

Condition: vg


Geoffrey Chaucer enjoyed an eventful life, serving with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III. Through his wife, Philippa, he gained the patronage of John of Gaunt, which helped him carve out a career at Court. His official posts included Controller of Customs at the Port of London, Knight of the Shire for Kent, and King's Forester. He went on numerous adventurous diplomatic missions to France and Italy, and in 1359 was taken prisoner in France and ransomed. He began to write in the 1360s, and his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, dominated the last part of his life. He died in 1400. View more info

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In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

By: Ahmed, Qanta

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated, September 2008:

Seller ID: BB0245753

ISBN: 1402210876

Condition: vg


"In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom. I've rarely experienced so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, but the surprise is how Dr. Ahmed also finds tenderness at the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith." - Gail Sheehy The decisions that change your life are often the most impulsive ones. Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On... View more info

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Tuesdays with Morrie

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1997.:

Seller ID: BB0256672

ISBN: 0385484518

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for ... View more info

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Paula

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1996.:

Seller ID: BB0222586

ISBN: 0060927216

Condition: vg


With an enchanting blend of magical realism, politics, and romance reminiscent of her classic bestseller The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende presents a soul-baring memoir that seizes the reader like a novel of suspense. Written for her daughter Paula when she became ill and slipped into a coma, Paula is the colorful story of Allende's life -- from her early years in her native Chile, through the turbulent military coup of 1973, to the subsequent dictatorship and her family's years of exile. In the telling, bizarre ancestors reveal themselves, delightful and bitter childhood memories... View more info

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Paula

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1996.:

Seller ID: BB0250129

ISBN: 0060927216

Condition: vg


With an enchanting blend of magical realism, politics, and romance reminiscent of her classic bestseller The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende presents a soul-baring memoir that seizes the reader like a novel of suspense. Written for her daughter Paula when she became ill and slipped into a coma, Paula is the colorful story of Allende's life -- from her early years in her native Chile, through the turbulent military coup of 1973, to the subsequent dictatorship and her family's years of exile. In the telling, bizarre ancestors reveal themselves, delightful and bitter childhood memories... View more info

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Founder : A Portrait of the First Rothschild and His Time

By: Amos Elon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin USA (P), 1997:

Seller ID: BB0245185

ISBN: 0140256997

Condition: vg


By mid-nineteenth century, Meyer Amschel Rothschild's five sons controlled one of the most massive fortunes in Europe. The Rothschild name had become synonymous with the enormous political and social power that often accompanied that wealth, the amassing of which is remarkable considering the painfully modest beginnings of its founder.Born in the unimaginable squalor of Frankfurt's Jewish ghetto (where he chose to spend his entire life), Meyer Rothschild established a small trading and banking business that -- despite political, legal, and social constrictions segregating Jews from the outs... View more info

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Sweet Caroline

By: Andersen, Christopher P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c2003.:

Seller ID: BB0240913

ISBN: 006621369X

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She is the heiress to a legacy of power, wealth, unfulfilled promise, and unspeakable tragedy. Her father was gunned down before a stunned world forty years ago, forever changing the course of history. Her mother became the most celebrated American woman of the twentieth century -- an icon of style, glamour, and personal courage. Her brother was the most promising Kennedy of his generation -- a global heartthrob who was killed when his plane crashed within sight of his mother's estate on Martha's Vineyard. Through it all, the sole surviving member of Camelot's First Family, Caroline Kennedy, h... View more info

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Even the Stars Look Lonesome

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: BB0221990

ISBN: 0553379720

Condition: vg


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Even the Stars Look Lonesome

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: BB0250125

ISBN: 0553379720

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A song flung up to heaven

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2002.:

Seller ID: BB0250126

ISBN: 0553382039

Condition: vg


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Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997, 1993.:

Seller ID: BB0250127

ISBN: 0553380176

Condition: vg


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Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0250128

ISBN: 0679427430

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The heart of a woman

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Random House, 1997, c1981.:

Edition: Book club edition.

Seller ID: BB0255295

ISBN: 0375500723

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Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0255296

ISBN: 0679427430

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All God's children need traveling shoes

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991, c1986.:

Seller ID: BB0255615

ISBN: 067973404X

Condition: vg


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The Life of an Ordinary Woman

By: Anne Ellis ; Carol Bly

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade), 1990:

Seller ID: BB0244540

ISBN: 0395544122

Condition: vg


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In One Lifetime: A Biography of William Grant Still

By: Arvey, Verna

Price: $11.50

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press, 1985:

Seller ID: BB0250556

ISBN: 0938626310

Condition: vg/vg


Bookplate signed by the author adhered to the front endpaper. A nice clean copy. View more info

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Saffron Sky: A Life Between Iran and America

By: Asayesh, Gelareh

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Beacon, October 2000:

Seller ID: BB0253095

ISBN: 0807072117

Condition: vg


This lyrical memoir evinces the author's passion for constructing an American life with the spiritual fervor and deeply aesthetic rituals that were part of her childhood in Iran. Asayesh, who immigrated to North Carolina as a girl, writes too of her struggle to arrive at an acceptable sexuality in the face of parental panic, and tells of her frustration, during later trips to post-Shah Iran, with "the sisters," the Ayatollah's ubiquitous enforcers of female modesty. View more info

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Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

By: Bahari, Maziar; Aimee Molloy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014:

Seller ID: BB0250331

ISBN: 0812981804

Condition: VG


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