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100 Things to Do in Kansas City Before You Die

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100 Things to Do in Kansas City Before You Die - 2015

by Traci Angel

Kansas City is on the rise. That's the vibe around the metropolitan area and this book shows you just where to find what's happening in this Midwestern crossroads filled with fascinating places and experiences. You've heard about the barbecue and jazz - two traditions that still define the area, but this guide takes you to places where the locals hang. It also includes insider tips and secrets along the way. We share with you the culinary joys of eating in a gas station, how to uncover the...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

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1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die - 2010

For devoted gamers as well as those interested in groundbreaking graphic design, this is the first, most comprehensive, and only critical guide ever published to video games. The video game has arrived as entertainment and as an art form. This is the first serious critical evaluation ever published of the best video games and is a testament to the medium's innovativeness and increasing emphasis on aesthetics. Organized chronologically and for all platforms (PC, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.) and...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

The 12 Week Year

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The 12 Week Year - 2013

by Brian P. Moran

The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to twelve weeks Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn; t enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

The 1997 Masters: My Story

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The 1997 Masters: My Story - 2017

by Tiger Woods

To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course.
In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament's...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

2018 Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000

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2018 Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 - 2017

"60,000 actual-size illustrations"--Cover. - Amazon

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Home & Garden • Nonfiction

31 Verses to Write on Your Heart

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31 Verses to Write on Your Heart - 2016

by Liz Curtis Higgs

Let His Truth Find a Home in Your Heart...

Here are the words of hope you're looking for when your faith needs a boost or a friend needs encouragement. Chosen by more than a thousand women as their favorite verses in the Bible, each one is worth learning, worth sharing, worth remembering.

You'll find verses you already know and love: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13). Others may be less familiar but are no less powerful: "Fear of man will...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

99: Stories of the Game

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99: Stories of the Game - 2016

by Wayne Gretzky

"The Great One" weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him.

From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "The Great One," he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has-but he has never discussed in depth just...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Adjust Everywhere

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Adjust Everywhere - 2014

by Dr. Niruben Amin

There is no problem if you do not know anything in life. There will be no misery if you know how to adjust towards the one who is continuously 'disadjusting' with you. Adjusting is the highest of religions. There are all kinds of personalities in this world, so can you afford not to adjust? ~Dadashri - Amazon

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection

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Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection - 2016

by Sarah Andersen

Do you love networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go away.

These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In...  read more »

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels • Nonfiction

Against Interpretation

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Against Interpretation - 2013

by Susan Sontag

First published in 1966, this celebrated book—Sontag; s first collection of essays—quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay and the famous "Notes on Camp," Against Interpretation includes original and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. This edition features a new afterword by Sontag.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII

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Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII - 2017

by Scott Miller

"Lively and engrossing." -The Wall Street Journal

"Absorbing and bracing." -The Seattle Times

This is the secret and suspenseful account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of Germans conspiring to assassinate Hitler and negotiate surrender to bring about the end of World War II before the Soviet's advance.

Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, back roads,...  read more »

Genres: Americas • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military • Nonfiction • United States

Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection

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Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection - 2016

by Jonathan Luna

From JONATHAN LUNA (THE SWORD, GIRLS, Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter, Ruined) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi/drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot. Alex takes a huge risk to unlock Ada so she can think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. Can they survive the consequences?

This oversized hardcover collects ALEX + ADA issues 1-15.

- Amazon

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels • Nonfiction

The ALL NEW Don; t Think of an Elephant!

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The ALL NEW Don; t Think of an Elephant! - 2014

by George Lakoff

Since it became an international bestseller in 2004, Don; t Think of an Elephant! has been the definitive handbook for progressives who want to articulate their goals and values to voters, understand how conservatives think and why people often vote against their best interests, and frame the political debate. Completely revised and updated to tackle today; s issues, the 10th Anniversary Edition not only explains what framing is and how it works but also reveals why, after a brief stint of...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Alpha & Omega

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Alpha & Omega - 2014

by Joe Hill

The shadows have never been darker and the end has never been closer. Turn the key and open the last door; it's time to say goodbye. The final arc of New York Times bestselling Locke & Key comes to a thundrous and compelling conclusion. An event not to be missed! - Amazon

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels • Nonfiction

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

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America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America - 2016

by Jim Wallis

America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin.

"It's time we right this unacceptable wrong," says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo. His participation in the civil rights movement brought...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

American Accent Training with 5 Audio CDs

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American Accent Training with 5 Audio CDs - 2012

by Ann Cook

This new and expanded third edition of American Accent Training with 5 new audio CDs has four all-new chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an ESL instructor's guide. The new CDs feature professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent. With 30 years of extensive research, the unique AAT methodology has been refined to teach the American sound quickly and...  read more »

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

American Buffalo

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American Buffalo - 1996

by David Mamet

A classic tragedy, American Buffalo is a story of three men struggling in the pursuit of their distorted vision of the American Dream. By turns touching and cynical, poignant and violent, American Buffalo is a piercing story of how people can be corrupted into betraying their ideals and those they love. - Amazon

Genre: Nonfiction

The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S

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The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S - 2016

by Willie Robertson

"It's fascinating! ... [Tells] how fishing is an integral part of America." - BILL O'REILLY, The O'Reilly Factor
"The perfect gift for the fishing enthusiast in your family" (Daily Caller) and an instant New York Times Sports bestseller, The American Fisherman, by outdoorsman Willie Robertson (CEO of Duck Commander and star of A&E's Duck Dynasty) and historian William Doyle, reveals that in the U.S.A., fishing is far more than a pastime-it has shaped our past and defined our character in...  read more »

Genres: Americas • History & Culture • Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology • Sports & Recreation • United States

An American Sickness

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An American Sickness - 2017

by Elisabeth Rosenthal

At a moment of drastic political upheaval, a shocking investigation into the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, as well as solutions to its myriad of problems In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

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An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back - 2017

by Elisabeth Rosenthal

The New York Times bestseller.

At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems.

"Patients can save thousands of dollars by purchasing An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal."- New York Journal of Books

In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Self Development

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

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The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For - 2017

by David McCullough

A New York Times Bestseller

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States-winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others-that reminds us of fundamental American principles.

Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions....  read more »

Genres: Americas • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • United States

Anger

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Anger - 2011

by Dr. Niruben Amin

"Anger, pride, attachment and greed are weaknesses in a person. Where is the need for a strong person to resort to anger? People try to control and subdue others through the fear from anger. But those who do not resort to anger must have something special! Sheel: she-eel - is the highest moral virtues a human being can have and this strength is such that a person can subdue a tiger or a lion, all the enemies. Every living being can be won over by such a person. ~Dadashri" - Amazon

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Material

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Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Material - 2015

by Nicole Bridge

A crash course in designing and constructing buildings

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.

Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Nonfiction

The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures

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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures - 1999

by Donald Spoto

This definitive illustrated survey of all of Alfred Hitchcock's films is a book no movie buff or Hitchcock fan can afford to be without. 

The monumental scope of Alfred Hitchcock's work remains unsurpassed by any other movie director, past or present. So many of his movies have achieved classic status that even a partial list-Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, Spellbound-brings a flood of memories. In this essential text, reissued on the occasion of Hitchcock's centennial,...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Art of the Pie

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Art of the Pie - 2016

by Kate Mcdermott

One of 2016; s BEST COOKBOOKS *, THE Pie-Baking Bible **, an INSTANT CLASSIC ***, with raves from NPR, Oprah.com, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Cosmopolitan, Outlander Kitchen, and more "A new baking bible." (*Wall Street Journal) "If there; s such a thing as a pie guru, it; s Kate McDermott." (*Sunset Magazine) "The next best thing to taking one of her classes."(*The Washington Post) "Gorgeous...a dream of a cookbook." (*Eat Your Books) "Heartwarming and funny...an instructive debut." (*Library...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life

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Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life - 2016

by Kate McDermott

One of 2016's BEST COOKBOOKS*, THE Pie-Baking Bible**, an INSTANT CLASSIC***, with raves from NPR, Oprah.com, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Cosmopolitan, Outlander Kitchen, and more
"A new baking bible." (*Wall Street Journal)
"If there's such a thing as a pie guru, it's Kate McDermott." (*Sunset Magazine)
"The next best thing to taking one of her classes."(*The Washington Post)
"Gorgeous...a dream of a cookbook." (*Eat Your Books)
"Heartwarming and funny...an instructive debut."...  read more »

Genres: Baking • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Artificial Intelligence and the Technological Singularity

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Artificial Intelligence and the Technological Singularity - 2017

Will machines take over the world one day? Will they have human emotions? Will they be our friends or foes? Will they make our lives easier or will they wipe out the human labor force? Readers will come to their own conclusions after reading articles from leading experts forecasting how robots and machines will be integrated into our world, as well as their warnings about how it could all go horribly wrong. Aside from the obvious benefits, the development of artificial intelligence brings up a...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology • Science & Technology • Young Adult Nonfiction

The Asian Slow Cooker: Exotic Favorites for Your Crockpot

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The Asian Slow Cooker: Exotic Favorites for Your Crockpot - 2016

by Kelly Kwok

Named one of the best cookbooks of 2016 by the Washington Post.

Faster, Easier, Tastier and Healthier Than Takeout
Kelly Kwok, founder of Life Made Sweeter, provides great new flavors to try in your slow cooker. These simple and delicious recipes will have your favorite Asian dishes waiting for you right when you get home. With the press of a button, you can make authentic dishes that are healthier and tastier than their restaurant counterparts.
You'll experience a wide variety...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls

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Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls - 2016

by Lindsay King-Miller

"Fresh and authentic... [King-Miller] combine[s] the 'directness' of Dan Savage with the 'compassion and gentleness' of Cheryl Strayed." -BITCH magazine

This guide to sex, love and life for girls who like girls is useful whether you're a lady-dating veteran or still trying to come out to yourself. Seasoned advice columnist and queer chick Lindsay King Miller cuts through all of the bizarre conditioning imparted by parents, romantic comedies, and The L Word to help queer readers live...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide, Revised Third Edition: Advice, Inspiration, Insight, and Hope,

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Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide, Revised Third Edition: Advice, Inspiration, Insight, and Hope, - 2014

by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

Since 2001, The OASIS Guide has been the reliable, comprehensive, authoritative guide to Asperger syndrome. This fully revised, updated, and expanded edition captures the latest in research, strategies, and parenting wisdom, and delivers it all in the empathetic, practical, and hope-filled style The OASIS Guide is famous for. Author Patricia Romanowski Bashe has revised this edition of Asperger Syndrome to reflect the latest in:
·Working with Professionals: building a team, negotiating...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - 2017

by Neil Degrasse Tyson

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There; s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - 2017

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic

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At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic - 2017

by Lawrence Millman

At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower.
At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what's left of our culture's...  read more »

Genres: Americas • Arctic & Antarctica • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology • True Crime

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X - 2015

by Malcolm X

Now available as an eBook for the very first time! • ONE OF TIME ; S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passionately, than...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Religion & Spirituality

Avoid Clashes

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Avoid Clashes - 2014

by Dr. Niruben Amin

"You should live your life by one principle: I do not want to hurt anyone. Even if you are walking along and some rogue comes along and runs into you and hurts you, your intention should be that you do not want to hurt anyone. When you hurt others, you are in fact hurting yourself. In any conflict, both the parties get hurt. If you inflict pain to others, you too will have to endure pain, without doubt. ~Dadashri" - Amazon

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story

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The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story - 2017

by Miriam C. Davis

From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper-style killer. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, novels, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story. But the full story of gruesome murders, sympathetic victims, accused innocents, public panic, the New Orleans Mafia, and a mysterious killer has never been written. Until now. 

The Axeman repeatedly broke into the homes of Italian grocers...  read more »

Genres: Americas • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • True Crime • United States

Back rooms: Voices from the Illegal Abortion Era

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Back rooms: Voices from the Illegal Abortion Era - 1989

by Ellen S. Messer

Simon & Schuster, 1989, Very good., Bright, clean, tight. 234 pages. Foreword by Marge Piercy. [Social Issues, Women's Studies, Abortion, Case studies] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care. - Amazon

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu - 2016

by Joshua Hammer

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean; s Eleven. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara,...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine

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Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine - 2016

by Ibtisam Barakat

Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Children's Books • Family & Relationships • Young Adult Nonfiction
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