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God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse

God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse

by James Weldon Johnson

Sounding God's Trombones

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 20 minutes ago

James Weldon Johnson (1871 -- 1938) is best-known as the author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," the "Negro National Anthem" written in 1900 for Lincoln's birthday. Johnson had extraordinary gifts as ... More

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UFO & Alien Management: A Guide to Discovering, Evaluating, and Directing Sightings, Abductions, & Contactee Experiences

UFO & Alien Management: A Guide to Discovering, Evaluating, and Directing Sightings, Abductions, & Contactee Experiences

by Dinah Roseberry

Not What I Thought.

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2out of 5 by Wesley M 16 hours ago

I expected this title to be about contactee and abduction cases-- it is actually a guidebook for people who feel that they have had an experience with alien beings. More

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The nuclear age.

The nuclear age.

by Jacques Leclercq, Michel Durr

A thing of beauty

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5out of 5 by Christopher C 18 hours ago

Only the French would think to present the facts about nuclear energy in the form of a coffee-table book full of splendid photographs and art, including original paintings commissioned for the ... More

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Commonsense Nuclear Energy: A Primer

Commonsense Nuclear Energy: A Primer

by Geoffrey Hoyle, Sir Fred Hoyle

"Ecomodernism" before its time

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4out of 5 by Christopher C 19 hours ago

In this work, the Hoyles express many of the ideas which have come to be associated with the "ecomodernist" (or, better, eco-realist) position. They look at the impacts on Man and the natural world ... More

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Gluck: Orphée et Euridice (1774 Paris Version)

Gluck: Orphée et Euridice (1774 Paris Version)

performed by Catherine Dubosc (vocals), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (haute contre vocal), Suzie LeBlanc (soprano), Opera Lafayette Chorus (choir, chorus), Opera Lafayette Orchestra, Ryan Brown (conductor)

Orphee et Euridice with Opera Lafayette

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 20 hours ago

I was excited when I learned that Naxos was about to release a new CD of Gluck's Orphee et Euridice performed by the Opera Lafeyette Opera and Chorus. Gluck's opera is one of my longest-lived musical ... More

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The Status Update

The Status Update

by Sonia J Buck, Sonia Garcia (Photographer)

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4out of 5 by Hungry Monster 20 hours ago

Ever wonder what would happen if you made just one different decision? The Status Update by Sonia Buck examines the power inherent in just one choice. Christine Reed supports herself and her three ... More

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The Logic of the Stairwell

The Logic of the Stairwell

by Marc Atkins

A difficult pleasure, and all the more pleasurable

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5out of 5 by Tadeusz 1 day ago

I took my time reading the Logic of the Stairwell, it's not a book you should get through in one go. Beautiful and moving, with a lot of variety in tempo. Some passages are so dense, so packed with ... More

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What Is Ancient Philosophy?

What Is Ancient Philosophy?

by Pierre Hadot (Translator), Michael Chase (Translator)

The Spirit Of Ancient Philosophy

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

For some time, I have been studying the American philosopher Josiah Royce's 1892 book "The Spirit of Modern Philosophy" which discusses the nature and value of philosophy and the role in ... More

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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (First Vienna Version. 1762)

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (First Vienna Version. 1762)

performed by Ann-Christine Biel (vocals), Kerstin Avemo (soprano), Maya Boog (soprano), Drottningholm Court Theater Chorus (choir, chorus), Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra, Arnold Östman (conductor)

Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice On Naxos

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Gluck's "Orfeo and Euridice" is a venerable and treasured work. It is one of the earliest operas to retain its place in the repertoire.

The composer, Christoph Willbald Gluck (1714-1787), was one ... More

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The Sermon on the Mount; a general introduction to scientific Christianity in the form of a spiritual key to Matthew V, VI and VII

The Sermon on the Mount; a general introduction to scientific Christianity in the form of a spiritual key to Matthew V, VI and VII

by Emmet Fox

sermon onthe mount/emmet fox 1934

5out of 5 by thomas w 2 days ago

a old book./ whose Scientific Christian based principles have stood the test of time in a 21st century world./ great read! More

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The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence 1775-1783

The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence 1775-1783

by Various, John H Rhodehamel (Editor)

Winning American Independence

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

This splendid anthology helps the reader understand the American Revolution through the writings of the participants. It is similar to the four-volume series the Library of America subsequently ... More

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The Bug Boys

The Bug Boys

by Stewart Hoffman

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4out of 5 by Hungry Monster 3 days ago

What kid doesn't want to be a super hero? Imagine stepping into a world where two boys suddenly have the power to take on the bullies and save the day. In the small coal mining town of Rossolington, ... More

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The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

by Richard E. Susskind, OBE, Daniel Susskind

Incredibly important

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5out of 5 by W. Donald M 3 days ago

This is an important book for any professional or would be professional (lawyer like me, M.D., teacher/professor, accountant, architect) to understand what is happening and will happen in our various ... More

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Experiencing God Day-by-Day

Experiencing God Day-by-Day

by Henry Blackaby

5out of 5 by Alvin T 3 days ago

Great devotional. I read to my wife every morning. More

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The Chosen: And Related Readings

The Chosen: And Related Readings

by Chaim Potok

Great Novel

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5out of 5 by Barbara D 3 days ago

I started this novel 2 days ago. I must confess I am very busy with work and family and have little time to read. It takes me a month just to read a chapter. I just finished this book!!! I wake up ... More

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Reverence

Reverence

by Joshua Aaron Landeros

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5out of 5 by Hungry Monster 3 days ago

Reverence by Joshua Landeros is a futuristic military story based around the United Nation Republic, a group created in 2046 as a new reigning form of government. The majority of Reverence takes ... More

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Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride

performed by Carol Hall (vocals), Colette Alliot-Lugaz (soprano), Danielle Borst (soprano), Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano), Jane Armstrong (vocals), Jean Knibbs (vocals), John Aler (tenor), Lucinda Houghton (vocals), Mary Seers (vocals), Nancy Argenta (soprano)

Iphigenie en Tauride

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 4 days ago

The reformer of opera, Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) is best known for Orfeo, but Iphigenie en Tauride may well be his greatest work. Iphigenie in Tauride dates from 1778, making it Gluck's ... More

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DC Noir

DC Noir

by George P Pelecanos (Editor)

D.C. Noir

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 4 days ago

I felt a strong sense of recognition in reading these stories of the underside of life in Washington D.C. "D.C. Noir" is an anthology of sixteen new stories by as many authors chosen and edited by ... More

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The Leader of Lors: Book II of the Atriian Trilogy

The Leader of Lors: Book II of the Atriian Trilogy

by Fawn Bonning

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5out of 5 by Hungry Monster 4 days ago

I was pleased to return to the land of Atriia with The Leader of Lors, the second book in the Atriian Trilogy. I recommend you read The Heart of Hannen first, before trying to pick up the complex ... More

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