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End It by the Gun

End It by the Gun

by Kenechukwu Obi

Literary Titan

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3out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 5 days ago

Ken Obi's latest novel End It By The Gun features charismatic and determined Beck, who's eagerness to get a top book deal and offer for a screen play, ruins his life. The book delves into Beck's past ... More

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His Father's Blood

His Father's Blood

by David W Thompson

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 6 days ago

Ada is not a normal woman of her time. She has been on the road with her father Reverend Hartman, after her mother was killed by savages in the west, since she was just a young girl. She has never ... More

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Democracy and Poetry

Democracy and Poetry

by Robert Penn Warren

An Adventure In The Celebration Of Life

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 6 days ago

In 1972, the National Endowment for the Arts established the Jefferson Lecture which the NEA aptly describes as "the highest honor the federal government bestows for achievement in the humanities." ... More

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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

by Professor David R Montgomery, Anne Bikle

hidden nature

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5out of 5 by V. Alton D 6 days ago

This gives an excellent description of the roles of microbes in our world. More

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Talks with Trees

Talks with Trees

by Leslie Cabarga

Gentle Spirit

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5out of 5 by Libby 6 days ago

I was gifted this book in the early 2000s. I came across information about it and wanted one of my own. I felt, and still feel, such kinship with trees, that I wrote to him and had some ... More

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The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys

The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys

by Dalai Lama, Victor Chan

Encounters With The Dalai Lama

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 7 days ago

A Hasidic story tells how some devoted students followed their Rebbe (a Hasidic teacher and spiritual master) as closely as they could during the course of a day -- not only to classes and meals, but ... More

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The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America

by Philip Roth

Roth's American Story

4out of 5 by Gissinglover 8 days ago

In 1935, Sinclair Lewis wrote a less-than-successful novel, "It can't happen here" about how a fascist government overtook the United States. Philip Roth's 2004 novel, "The Plot Against America" ... More

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The Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer

by Nancy Moser

Will their hard work succeed or fall apart?

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4out of 5 by J. Augustine 8 days ago

I wanted to read The Pattern Artist because it featured characters working for the pattern company, Butterick. I wanted to read The Fashion Designer because I had really liked the first book and I ... More

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Two Sides of the Same Coin

by Stephen Maxwell

The end that you never expect...

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5out of 5 by Sofia 8 days ago

This book was the best way to spend time that I could choose in this life stage. Easy going, shows what happends in people's mind behind their polite smiles and convenient words, and makes you review ... More

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It All Kicked off in Bristol: The Inside Story of the City Service Firm

It All Kicked off in Bristol: The Inside Story of the City Service Firm

by Paul Lumber

5out of 5 by Wies v 8 days ago

I read a lot of books on this subject and this is easily a top 3 book. A great read. Highly recommended and a must have. More

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Wheaton

Wheaton

by Laura-Leigh Palmer

A Journey To Old Wheaton

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 9 days ago

This review is posted on July 14, 2018, the anniversary of the 1864 Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens, discussed briefly below.

Wheaton is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland ... More

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The Prague Orgy

The Prague Orgy

by Philip Roth

Roth's Epilogue To "Zuckerman Bound"

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 9 days ago

Philip Roth wrote three novels at three different times, "The Ghost Writer" (1979), "Zuckerman Unbound" (1981), and "The Anatomy Lesson" (1983) which, in 1985, he grouped together as a trilogy, ... More

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Spirituality 103, the Forgiveness Code: Finding the Light in Our Shadows

Spirituality 103, the Forgiveness Code: Finding the Light in Our Shadows

by MD Ivan Figueroa-Otero

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 10 days ago

Ivan Figueroa-Otero's Spirituality 103: The Forgiveness Code is the third installment in a succession of self-help books that focus on spirituality, mindfulness, and self-understanding. This ... More

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Patches of the Quilt: True Stores from a Children's Home: Written by the Adults They Became

Patches of the Quilt: True Stores from a Children's Home: Written by the Adults They Became

by Edwin Chase (Editor), Bill Chase (Editor)

What it is like to be Raised in a Children's Home

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5out of 5 by Bill 10 days ago

The authors tell readers what it was like to be raised in a Children's Home--lessons learned and lasting friendships. There are stories of farm life in the 1930's, mischief, pranks, adventures and ... More

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The Falklands War: From Defeat to Victory

The Falklands War: From Defeat to Victory

by John Alden, Writer Services LLC (Editor)

The Best book about the Falklands yet

5out of 5 by mark 10 days ago

The Falklands War: From Defeat to Victory, by former Royal Marine John Alden tells the incredible story of the capture of his heroic detachment by Argentinian forces who invaded the British islands ... More

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From the Cradle to the Pulpit

From the Cradle to the Pulpit

by Aubrey C H Brown Jr

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5out of 5 by dhestini 10 days ago

The best book ever created, 10/10 recommended! I also recommend the other books published by this author. More

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Huck Out West

Huck Out West

by Robert Coover

Huckleberry Finn And The Western

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3out of 5 by Gissinglover 10 days ago

Robert Coover's novel "Huck Out West" (2017) is written as a sequel to Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" and places these characters in the middle of a story of the American West. Many ... More

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Guardian of the Crown

Guardian of the Crown

by Fidelis Nwabueze

A new Africa!

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5out of 5 by Tom Gratins 10 days ago

This book is excellent. The story line is very good and the language is fantastic. Mr Fidelis Nwabueze definitely has a wonderful command of the English language. His ability to describe puts the ... More

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Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

by Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

An embarrassment to Africa

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1out of 5 by David 11 days ago

The author claims to be a 'Ghanaian American'. She is clearly profiting from her exploits and offers nothing back to the countries where from she gained her information. She is not from Africa. She ... More

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When Darkness Follows

When Darkness Follows

by Athena Daniels

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 11 days ago

As they say, curiosity killed the cat. Rachel, Rob, and Trey, members of the trio band Trinity Beat have an interest in haunted stories and ghost sightings. One day after having visited their friend ... More

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You Can't Hold Me Down

You Can't Hold Me Down

by Jawad Taherpoor, H Steel (Editor)

First Hand Account from a Refugee Himself

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5out of 5 by Helen S 11 days ago

A pro-American account of the life and experiences of one of the interpreters of the US Forces in Afghanistan. What he endures to get away and run to Europe with the help of smugglers and survive ... More

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