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Seduced 2

Seduced 2

Young obsessive men

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5out of 5 by apollo 3 hours ago

Most books classified as gay erotica are actually relatively tame--they depict men, especially younger men, who enjoy sex, and sex is integrated into the story line in predictable ways. Many books ... More

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Myaskovsky: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1

Myaskovsky: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1

performed by Taneyev Quartet

Excellent performances on these 80's recordings

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5out of 5 by Mariano 4 hours ago

I am just missing Vol 4 of all the string quartets by Myaskovsky. I purchased this recording (it was supposedly brand new) and played it. Outstanding performances... but when it got to track 8 ... More

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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

by Annie Proulx

overrated

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1out of 5 by apollo 8 hours ago

This is an expansion of Annie Proulx's brief story in the New Yorker. Although a story of love between two men, it became a crossover success and a box office hit precisely because the two men are ... More

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The X Factor

The X Factor

by Iron Maiden

Wonderful

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5out of 5 by CEDRIC S 17 hours ago

A masterpiece the Bailey's interlude are great i love this album. All the songs are great More

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Lonely Planet Egyptian Arabic Phrasebook & Dictionary

Lonely Planet Egyptian Arabic Phrasebook & Dictionary

by Lonely Planet

Great book

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5out of 5 by Dacian 19 hours ago

Useful, small, great book. Good condition. Lonely Planet guides and Phrasebooks are my favourites. this one is awesome. More

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Introduction to Materials Management

Introduction to Materials Management

by J. R.Tony Arnold

4out of 5 by Joseph K 20 hours ago

It is good book for material management
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To the Farthest Shores

To the Farthest Shores

by Elizabeth Camden

They must overcome a painful past to find a future

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4out of 5 by J. Augustine 23 hours ago

To The Farthest Shores is one of Elizabeth Camden's most character driven stories yet. They are not cookie-cutter, ultra-perfect people, they are real and their struggles, especially with forgiveness ... More

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The Last Suttee

The Last Suttee

by Madhu Bazaz Wangu

a powerful read that pulls at your heart

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5out of 5 by sharon m 23 hours ago

This story was a fascinating read, the Indian culture, traditions and beliefs pour from the pages so effortlessly, yet it was also emotional in parts when your eyes are opened by the author through ... More

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A Love Transformed

A Love Transformed

by Tracie Peterson

Returning 'home' isn't always easy...

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4out of 5 by J. Augustine 23 hours ago

'Montana' and 'sapphires' were the only two words I needed to see to know that I wanted to read A Love Transformed and the rest of the Sapphire Brides series. Of course, it really didn't hurt that it ... More

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Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

by Thomas Duffy

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

Heartbreaker, by Thomas Duffy, is a dramatic story about a young woman, Amber Robertson. The book opens in Brooklyn on Amber's 19th birthday. Her birthday is eventful as it is the first time she is ... More

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds

by Manly Wade Wellman, Wade Wellman

Different Approach.

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4out of 5 by Wesley M 1 day ago

To begin, this book is not a typical imitation of the Doyle style of Sherlock Holmes' adventures. It consists of five interconnected short stories involving a team-up of Holmes and Professor ... More

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Don't Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job

Don't Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job

by Jeffrey J Fox

Don't Send a Resume

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5out of 5 by Mike G 1 day ago

Excellent strategies for getting the attention of employers. We have all heard about human resources methods for screening out resumes. This book offers many clever and logical, non-traditional ... More

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The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

by Gretchen Rubin

Great info

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5out of 5 by W. Donald M 1 day ago

Wow! Just wow! I wish I had this information 50 years ago. Would have affected my choices? Probably not. But I would certainly have understood more about why I made them. If you have any ... More

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Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Wilkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World

Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Wilkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World

by Charles Peters

When American Politics Worked

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

I came to Charles Peters' study "Five Days in Philadelphia" (2005) after reading Steve Neal's biography of Wendell Willkie, "Dark Horse" I wanted to learn more about the fascinating and now almost ... More

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Dark Horse (PB)

Dark Horse (PB)

by Steve Neal

Wendell Willkie Remembered

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Many years ago, I became fascinated with Wendell Willkie (1892 -- 1944) by reading "They Also Ran", Irving Stone's famous book about defeated presidential candidates. Willkie's story inspired me ... More

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The Existential Jesus

The Existential Jesus

by John Carroll

Intriguing but marred by relentless anti-Judaism

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2out of 5 by Gideon1980 1 day ago

Despite an intriguing introductory chapter (titled The Enigma of Being), the odour of anti-Judaism hangs heavy over the rest of the book. Jesus is portrayed as a bad-tempered self-hating Jew, and the ... More

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Kizilkar

Kizilkar

by George Robert Elford

Dumb and disappointing

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1out of 5 by BOOKHUNTER 2 days ago

For anyone who read Devil's Guard and is hoping to find something similar, this book is another world, with none of the subtlety and detail and surprise that was in Devil's Guard. This book reads ... More

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The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class--And What We Can Do about It

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class--And What We Can Do about It

by Richard Florida, PhD

Fantastic insights

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5out of 5 by BOOKHUNTER 2 days ago

Real estate prices in Sydney Australia are going thru the roof and on facebook people blame Chinese investors and the Australian government and greedy this and greedy that, but there are other forces ... More

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Second Space: New Poems

Second Space: New Poems

by Czeslaw Milosz

Milosz' Second Space

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

"Second Space" is a collection of thirty-two poems on religious themes by Czeslaw Milosz (1911 -- 2004) written when the poet was in his 90s. The poems are heavily autobiographical in tone, ... More

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Secret Courts: Child Protection or Child Abuse? How and Why 'The System' Is Failing Our Children!

Secret Courts: Child Protection or Child Abuse? How and Why 'The System' Is Failing Our Children!

by Joe Burns

Well researched and written. Uncompromising!

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5out of 5 by Don 2 days ago

Your worst fears about Child Protection have been realized and documented in this book. The author writes, not as a victim, but as an observer and reporter of what has happened to others. This book ... More

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Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

by Devery S Anderson

A New Study Of The Murder Of Emmitt Till

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Emmett Till was a 14 year old African American from Chicago who in August, 1955, was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Till and some companions visited a small grocery story where Till ... More

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Teach Yourself Arabic

Teach Yourself Arabic

by Jack Smart

Great book

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5out of 5 by Dacian 2 days ago

Amazing book! Great method of learning and a lot of vocabulary. More

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Mastering Arabic

Mastering Arabic

by Jane Wightwick

Beautiful

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5out of 5 by Dacian 2 days ago

Amazing quality! Very well kept, quick delivery. Awesome book! More

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History of the Arabs

History of the Arabs

by Philip Khuri Hitti

Amazing

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5out of 5 by Dacian 2 days ago

An awesome book. Amazingly well kept. So happy with my choice! More

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Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character

Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character

by Claude S Fischer

Continuity And Change In America

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

Claude Fischer's recent book, "Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character" (2010) examines American life from colonial days to the present to explore whether there is a ... More

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