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My Parents: A Differing View

My Parents: A Differing View

Excellent Insights

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5out of 5 by LindaAmes 6 hours ago

The author of this book is insightful and even-handed and makes no effort to sugarcoat his parents' personalities, characters or life events, or those of his siblings. The book is also very well ... More

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The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom

The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom

by Diane Mae Robinson

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 10 hours ago

The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom, by Diane Mae Robinson, is a handy writing tool for kids in one neat, little package. Robinson presents readers with a ... More

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Baby Island

Baby Island

by Carol Ryrie Brink

This book Is my all time favorite!

5out of 5 by Susan 12 hours ago

I read this book around 40 years ago as a 10 year old. I was mesmerized by this adventurous story. I imagined myself in the situation and thought I'd love to have an opportunity to be stranded on an ... More

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Alias: Season 03

Alias: Season 03

Great!

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5out of 5 by Melanie W 14 hours ago

"Item as advertised in great condition! Thank you!" More

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Alias: Season 04

Alias: Season 04

Great!

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5out of 5 by Melanie W 14 hours ago

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Alias: Season 02

Alias: Season 02

Great!

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5out of 5 by Melanie W 14 hours ago

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Alias: Season 05

Alias: Season 05

Great!

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5out of 5 by Melanie W 14 hours ago

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Alias: Season 01

Alias: Season 01

Great!

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5out of 5 by Melanie W 14 hours ago

Item as advertised in amazing condition! Thank you! More

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Perfect Core

Perfect Core

Perfect Core-The perfect ab workout!

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5out of 5 by Anwar W 5 days ago

I was already a fan of Perfect Abs, so I was eager to give this workout a try. It does not disappoint! Instructor Meghan White gives you such a variety of core exercises. While most of the workouts ... More

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Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin

Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin

performed by Tianwa Yang (violin)

Tianwa Yang Plays Ysaye

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 18 hours ago

Eugene Ysaye's Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, op. 27, (1924) have become an integral part of the literature for unaccompanied violin together with Bach's Sonatas and Partitas and Paganini's Caprices. ... More

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Tocqueville

Tocqueville

by Harvey Claflin Mansfield, Jr.

A New Kind Of Liberal

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 18 hours ago

Harvey Mansfield's 2010 study of Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 -- 1859) offers a provocative interpretation of this thinker and his continued importance rather than a mere summary. The book is part of ... More

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Mumu (Bilingual Annotated Edition)

Mumu (Bilingual Annotated Edition)

by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Max Bollinger (Editor)

False advertising,poor proofreading,OK translation

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2out of 5 by SociologyStudent 1 day ago

There are a grand total of two (2!) annotations in this "Annotated" edition. The first explains an interesting item of Russian culture, but is completely irrelevant to the story. The second pertains ... More

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The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger: Volume 1

The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger: Volume 1

by Misty Hayes

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

Misty Hayes, author of The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger Volume: 1, is handing readers a unique take on the vampire stories of late. Her main character and narrator, Larna Collins, relates a tale deeply ... More

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Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park

by Fiona J Clem

A Visit To Meridian Hill Park

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Today, a chilly January morning with snow in the air, I took a short bus ride on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. to visit a park I hadn't seen in a while. Meridian Park is located between 15th and ... More

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Moses Pergament: Den Judiska Sången (The Jewish Song)

Moses Pergament: Den Judiska Sången (The Jewish Song)

performed by Birgit Nordin (soprano), Sven Olof Eliasson (tenor), Stockholm Philharmonic Choir (choir, chorus), Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, James DePreist (conductor)

A Rare Choral Symphony

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

This CD offers the opportunity to hear the major work of an almost forgotten 20th Century composer, Moses Pergament (1893 -- 1977). Born in Finland to an Orthodox Jewish family, Pergament studied ... More

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Vai Mò

Vai Mò

by Pino Daniele

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5out of 5 by Irene 2 days ago

very good condition like new, in fact! Thank you for the great bargain and super fast shipping! More

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What Your 6th Grader Needs to Know

What Your 6th Grader Needs to Know

by E D Hirsch, Jr. (Editor)

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3out of 5 by Irene 2 days ago

The book's content is good, the cover is still in good condition. but some of the printing in lighter color is faded and I cannot easely read it. This copy's edition is about 25 years old, I would ... More

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Melville: A Novel

Melville: A Novel

by Jean Giono, Paul Eprile (Translator), Edmund White (Introduction by)

Adelina And Melville

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

I read "Melville: A Novel" as a result of my interest in the great American author of "Moby-Dick". I thought it would be valuable to have a perspective on Melville from a writer outside of the United ... More

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Fall of the Double Eagle: The Battle for Galicia and the Demise of Austria-Hungary

Fall of the Double Eagle: The Battle for Galicia and the Demise of Austria-Hungary

by John R Schindler

Good accessible read

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4out of 5 by Poilu 2 days ago

It's a good solid read. Schindler is sympathetic, but unflinching in his primary focus on the Austro-Hungarian army, or better the unusually appropriate k.u.k. (kaiserlich und königlich/Imperial and ... More

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Colonel Redl

Colonel Redl

directed by István Szabó
Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans-Christian Blech, Gudrun Landgrebe, Dorottya Udvaros

Interesting period piece

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4out of 5 by Poilu 2 days ago

Based on a true story, this outlines the rise and disgrace of Col. Redl, the leader and ultimately greatest betrayer of the intelligence service in the Army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. More

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The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba

The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba

by Julia Cooke

Nice slice of life

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4out of 5 by Poilu 2 days ago

Well written with interesting subjects. Sheds a good insidery light on what post-Castro Cuba is like, both the good and bad sides, and why so many wish to leave. More

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Poland

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Poland

by DK

Well-illustrated DK guide

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4out of 5 by Poilu 2 days ago

We have yet to make our next trip to Poland (a terrific destination), but wanted to have this as a 'menu' before journeying to Galicia. Lushly illustrated in the DK standard, my only gripe is the ... More

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