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Panther

Panther

by Roderick Haig-Brown

The most memorable book from my childhood

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5out of 5 by Lise W 7 days ago

In my memory the book was named Cougar, not Panther. Either I've forgotten, or it was titled separately for the United States.
It was 1970 and I was ten.
The story of this cougar's family was ... More

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Millennium Edition

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Millennium Edition

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (Editor), Adrian Room (Revised by)

Great service

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5out of 5 by Jillian G on 03 March 2017

My book arrived as promised and very quickly! Kudos to the seller! More

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Sodomy!

Sodomy!

by Simon Sheppard

Most are very good

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4out of 5 by apollo 5 days ago

In order to create more variety, Simon Sheppard has set some of these stories in rather unbelievable situations involving some unbelievable people. One wants more humanity, less in the way of ... More

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The Nightbreaker: A Tale of Gods and Men

The Nightbreaker: A Tale of Gods and Men

by Kristopher Jerome

Literary Titan

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3out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 5 days ago

The Nightbreaker is a short but welcome sojourn into the world of the Gods and Men Cycle series by Kristopher Jerome. Following a paladin by the name of Daniel, we first are introduced into the ... More

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McDonald's: Behind the Arches

McDonald's: Behind the Arches

by John F. Love

Great business book!

5out of 5 by James 5 days ago

For anyone interested in business this is a great book. Even though the book was first published in the mid-80's, it's still timely because it traces the history of the founding, challenges and ... More

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The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism

The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism

by Professor Cornel West

Cornel West's Prophetic Pragmatism

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 6 days ago

Cornel West has achieved public recognition as an intellectual activist, speaker, and writer on African-American studies and on black theology. He was one of a small number of University Professors - ... More

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To a Mountain in Tibet

To a Mountain in Tibet

by Colin Thubron

A Sacred Mountain

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 6 days ago

Located in remote southwestern Tibet on the border with Nepal, the 22,000 foot high Mount Kailas is sacred to four religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and the ancient Tibetan Bon. The mountain is ... More

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Devious

Devious

by Lisa Jackson

Devious review.

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5out of 5 by Marjorie 6 days ago

Lisa Jackson is one of my favorite authors. I look forward to reading all of her books. Now I have all of them More

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Absolutely essential for white folks like me

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5out of 5 by Chris L 6 days ago

I am 76 and have never before been exposed to what it is like to grow up black, especially grow up as a black male. This is an eye opener. Short, punchy, specific and very well written. I gave it as ... More

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Murder, D.C.: A Sully Carter Novel

Murder, D.C.: A Sully Carter Novel

by Neely Tucker

Didn't Get Into It

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2out of 5 by missm123 6 days ago

I didn't like this book as much as his very first one: "The Ways of the Dead."
I couldn't get into the plot or characters. The book didn't flow. It was slow going in keeping my interest. A ... More

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Only the Hunted Run

Only the Hunted Run

by Neely Tucker

Didn't Get Into It

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2out of 5 by missm123 6 days ago

I didn't like this book as much as his very first one; "The Ways of the Dead." I just couldn't get into the plot or the characters. The book just didn't flow right. More

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Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance

Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance

by Christopher Waldrep

Vicksburg In American Time

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 6 days ago

On July 4, 1863, Confederate General John Pemberton surrendered the City of Vicksburg and its defending Army to General Ulysses Grant ending a long campaign and siege and giving the Union uncontested ... More

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Probing: Cycle Three of the Harbingers Series

Probing: Cycle Three of the Harbingers Series

by Frank Peretti, Dr. Angela Hunt, Bill Myers

Stranger things are yet to come...

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4out of 5 by J. Augustine 7 days ago

The Harbingers has been quite a series so far. Each novella has been a supernatural ride into the unbelievable.

While Probing wasn't quite as creepy as the previous cycles it was certainly ... More

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Pluralism in Philosophy

Pluralism in Philosophy

by John Kekes

John Kekes On Pluralism

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 7 days ago

Many years ago, I read a book by John Kekes in a graduate seminar on contemporary ethics. I returned to Kekes at the suggestion of an Amazon friend who has read and reviewed some of his books. A ... More

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The Falklands War: From Defeat to Victory

The Falklands War: From Defeat to Victory

by John Alden, LLC Writer Services (Editor)

Alden's first book

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5out of 5 by Mark A 8 days ago

Alden's first book, an account of his battle in the Falklands, captures the difficult journey of coming to terms with his past. The author essentially writes a standard, autobiographical accounting ... More

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The Ashes That Still Remain

The Ashes That Still Remain

by Thomas Koys, Frank Pavone, Fr. (Foreword by)

The Ashes That Still Remain

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5out of 5 by Mary Ellen 8 days ago

A compelling read on the similarities between the historic movement for the abolition of slavery and today's pro-life movement for the repeal of abortion on demand More

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The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

by Linda Greenhouse

A Very Short Introduction To The Supreme Court

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 9 days ago

The Supreme Court considers and resolves legal issues of great moment in the United States but remains a mystery to many Americans. Linda Greenhouse's "The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short ... More

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Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis

Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis

by Richards J Heuer (Editor), Randolph H Pherson (Editor)

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1out of 5 by bighairman 9 days ago

Be aware, before you buy this product, that it is not a book, it is a spiral-bound version, which is not mentioned anywhere in the description. It is a crucial issue regarding the endurance of the ... More

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Piano Music By Leo Ornstein

Piano Music By Leo Ornstein

performed by Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Hamelin Plays Ornstein

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 9 days ago

With his musicianship and virtuosity, Marc-Andre Hamelin has recorded both familiar music, including among much else Haydn, Schumann, and Mozart, and unfamiliar music for the piano. Hamelin's 2002 ... More

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The Myth of Maturity: What Teenagers Need from Parents to Become Adults

The Myth of Maturity: What Teenagers Need from Parents to Become Adults

by Terri Apter

As insightful as it is counter-cultural

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5out of 5 by Karen R 10 days ago

It is a dangerous and destructive myth that by pushing young people away we make them stronger. Terri Apter has understood very well how maturation does not happen; it takes adult mentors. She charts ... More

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William Bolcom: Complete Gospel Preludes

William Bolcom: Complete Gospel Preludes

performed by Gregory Hand (organ)

Bolcom For Organ

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 10 days ago

The American composer William Bolcom (b. 1938) works in an eclectic style. His music combines elements of ragtime, cabaret, jazz, theater, and, occasionally, atonality. From 1973 -- 2008, Bolcom ... More

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A Question of Blood

A Question of Blood

by Ian Rankin

Egg on my Face

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5out of 5 by Jangus 11 days ago

Recently I wrote a damning review on Rankin's "Beggar's Banquet". I still think that collection of short stories is a mess, but there you have it. I am on the 15th or 16th or the John Rebus series, ... More

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The Illustrated Mahabharata: The Definitive Guide to India S Greatest Epic

The Illustrated Mahabharata: The Definitive Guide to India S Greatest Epic

by DK

Learning About The Mahabharata

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 11 days ago

I have been studying Buddhism for many years but have little knowledge of the Hindu texts that formed a key part of background for an understanding of Buddhism. Thus, I was glad to read this new book ... More

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