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1. Because They Hate: A Survivor
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2. The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake
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3. How to Say It: Choice Words, Phrases,
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4. Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's
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5. The International Who's Who 2007
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6. Computer Vision
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7. The Celebrity Black Book: Over
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8. Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography
9. Interview With History
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10. Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan
11. The Long Walk: The True Story
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12. Benjamin Franklin: An American
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13. The Happy Hooker: My Own Story
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14. Consciousness, Bioenergy and Healing:
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15. Butler's Lives of the Saints
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1. Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
by St. Martin's Press
Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Brigitte Gabriel for President!!!!!!!!!!!
First off, she is amazing.Her courage, truth, wisdom, and awareness make her the person that she is.She shows the truth about radical Islam, and about the Palestinian society and how they manipulate the media and their people to hate Israel.There is not one thing that comes out of her mouth that I don't agree with.And I'm not kidding when I say I want her as my president!Anyways, the book is amazing and very easy to read and understand.She can definetely change the world.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
Normally, I'm not all that fond of anecdotal nonfiction.But I think Brigitte Gabriel has done a fine job with this book.
5-0 out of 5 stars Fantasic and very disturbing. A GREAT READ

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Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Islam    5. Lebanon    6. Personal Memoirs    7. Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism    8. Reference    9. Religious aspects    10. Terrorism    11. Victims of terrorism    12. Women    13. Biography & Autobiography / General   


2. The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs
by Triangel
Hardcover (September, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Really Great Book
If you want to know the history of your parents or grand parents on a more personal level this is a great book to have. It would be nice to have a CD included to type on the computer, because not everyone has the best hand writing

2-0 out of 5 stars Book ?'s Too Focused on Emotional Rather Than Factual Data
I bought this book for my 62-year-old mother and my 95-year-old great-aunt to fill out so that I could keep a written document of their memories.Both separately told me the same thing - that the book asked far too personal of questions. Neither was willing to fill it out.It asked questions about their feelings about their childhood, feelings about marriage, etc.I had not wanted to record their feelings, but rather more historical type of data such as the cost of bread, the local scenery when it was all orchards, etc.If the book were full of more factually-based questions as opposed to emotionally-based, it would be more suitable.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Way to Preserve Memories
My grandparents are elderly.One evening my grandfather was recounting an interesting story about his father that we had never heard before - it suddenly dawned on me that there may be many more wonderful stories that we may never hear.I searched and searched for a journal or diary that they could use to preserve these memories and stumbled across this Journal.First of all it is a beautiful hard-bound book - truly a keepsake.Inside is is divided into logical sections and provides a good mix of questions as well as space for additional thoughts, pictures or memories.I really liked that it had questions that covered all parts of my grandparents lives (i.e. growing up, high school, college, military etc) - they don't have to fill out every section - but at least it gives them some guidance.I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in preserving their family history.A beautiful gift. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Blank Books / Diaries / Memory Books    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family Relationships    4. Family/Marriage    5. Genealogy    6. General    7. Inspiration & Personal Growth    8. Personal Memoirs    9. Reference   


3. How to Say It: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation, Revised Edition
by Prentice Hall Press
Paperback (28 August, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best so far
A lot has been written already about this book, so I would like to concentrate on one major feature of this manual.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Resource
In attempting to put together a training session on communication, I was at a loss in where to begin and what to cover.The topic can be a sensitive one, especially when working with non-native English speakers.
5-0 out of 5 stars How To Say It
I just love this book (and this is the 2nd time I have ordered it, for friends as a gift). It is a very useful book and whenever I give it as a gift the receiver just loves it! (And it keeps them from having to borrow mine all of the time!) ... Read more

Subjects:  1. English language    2. Letter writing    3. Personal & Practical Guides    4. Reference    5. Rhetoric    6. Writing Skills    7. Reference / Personal & Practical Guides    8. Writing & editing guides   


4. Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism
by Ballantine Books
Paperback (19 July, 1994)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Melissa Albert's review is filled with inaccuracies
Like Catherine Maurice, I have two children that were diagnosed with autism at age two; one in 1994 and the other in 1996. I am a registered nurse and a long-time autism advocate. My kids are at opposite ends of the spectrum at this point but both were very severe at diagnosis. I cannot help but wonder what field Ms. Albert is in; perhaps a restaurant reviewer?She appears to have so little basic knowledge of autism, its symptoms and effective evidence-based treatments. Do you have or know any children with autism Ms. Albert?The Maurice kids displayed very classic signs of autism and the doctors that diagnosed them and later published a study detailing their descent into autism and recovery are some of the most respected autism experts in the country. To question their credibility and the reality of her children's diagnosis just makes Ms. Albert look foolish. And to actually endorse Martha Welch's holding therapy, which borders on child abuse, along with other useless or unproven treatments just adds to the absurdity of her claims.
4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, just a bit dated at this point
As a special ed teacher of an autistic classroom, I found this book very interesting. It was written at a time when ABA treatment for autism was a little known and cutting edge treatment, whereas now you can barely Google the word 'autism' without countless ABA references. As a result, Ms. Maurice describes a journey through a world of therapy options that have fallen by the wayside in today's treatment world...play therapy, holding therapy, and the like. This book is famous because it helped, in part, to make ABA the widely used therapy it is today.
1-0 out of 5 stars Take with extreme caution
First the good points:
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Subjects:  1. United States    2. Autism in children    3. Family relationships    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Specific Groups - Special Needs    6. Methods Of Instruction In Special Education    7. Autism    8. Parents of autistic children    9. Parental Memoirs    10. Treatment    11. Behavior Analysis    12. Biography: general    13. Coping with illness   


5. The International Who's Who 2007 (International Who's Who)
by Routledge
Hardcover (10 June, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Directories    2. Reference    3. Yearbooks & Annuals    4. Dictionaries of biography (Who's Who)    5. Reference / Directories   


6. Computer Vision
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (23 January, 2001)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good presentation of both beginning and advanced material
Of the several computer vision textbooks that I haved owned and read, this book provides the best combination of introductory techniques with more advanced material in a very readable style.
5-0 out of 5 stars Best Intro. Text I've Used
This text is excellent as the basis for an introduction to CV, it treats a wide variety of topics in a clear and accessible manner. I particularly appreciated the books coverage of topics which aren't traditionally considered to be CV topics (like classification and some material on probabilistic inference). Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction guide
The book presents a nice complement to Image Processing, Analysis and Machine Vision (Image Processing, Analysis, and Machine Vision, 2nd ed., M. Sonka, V. Hlavac, and R. Boyle, 1998, IPAMV). As the difference in names implies, Computer Vision is not appropriate as an image processing textbook. It contains sufficient information on image processing to implement computer vision algorithms, but the focus of the book is on image analysis and high-level vision. The result is that the combination of IPAMV and Computer Vision cover the spectrum from intensive image processing and manipulation to high level analysis, object recognition and content-based image retrieval.Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Graphics - General    2. Computer Vision    3. Computers - General Information    4. Engineering - Electrical & Electronic    5. Reference    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Signal Processing (Communication Engineering)    8. Technology    9. Technology / Robotics   


7. The Celebrity Black Book: Over 55,000 Accurate Celebrity Addresses (Celebrity Black Book)
by Mega Niche Media
Paperback (01 December, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Address Book Ever
I've purchased address books to the famous for years, and this is the best by far.There's virtually no address missing from the book.It appears very current and I trust the accuracy to run quite high compared to other books out there. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business Aspects    3. Business/Economics    4. Directories    5. Public Relations    6. Reference    7. Reference - General    8. Reference And Information Services    9. Performing Arts    10. Reference / General    11. Reference works   


8. Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography
by Pomegranate Communications
Hardcover (15 March, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars great story
Not just for architects.... the autobiography of Frank Loyd Wright it's a great story for everybody who's interested in passion for life. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Artists, Architects, Photographers    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Individual Architect    5. Reference   


9. Interview With History
by Houghton Mifflin Company
Paperback (April, 1977)
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4-0 out of 5 stars The courage to speak truth to power
In these interviews Oriana Fallaci one of the most well- known journalists of the last half of the twentieth century confronted a whole host of powerful figures, including Henry Kissinger, Indira Gandhi, The Shah, Gaddafi, Arafat, Golda Meir, Deng Xiaoping. The book was published in 1976 and almost all of these leaders are no longer on the world - scene. Fallaci too through the years developed far different views than the ones she championed in this interview. In her latter years she concentrated on pointing out the danger to European Society and Civilization she felt an aggressive radical Islam presented.
4-0 out of 5 stars interview with history
history is tradionally a slave to the powerful conquerers;it createsa perception of reality with a juandiced view.Oraina blends the present from the vantage point of hindsight looking deep into future.The CONTEPOROIES ARE PORTRAYED MAGNIficiently revealing thier weak innerselves.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Fallaci's weaknesses are also her strengths. She's so passionate a journalist, you get a rush off her energy. But her passion also clouds her objectivity, so she seems often fanatical in her opinions and attitudes. If you want to experience the equivalent of reading an arm-waving passionate Italian, this is a worthy book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography/Autobiography    2. General    3. History - General History    4. Interviews    5. Reference    6. Statesmen    7. History   


10. Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River
by Alaska Northwest Books
Paperback (April, 1993)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Shadows on the Koyukuk
I have fished the Koyukuk, which is what attracted me to the book, but people I have loaned the book to were as absorbed by it as me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
I've been reading a lot of Alaskan frontier non-fiction and this book is near the top of the list. I learned so much more about the interior cultures. Truly a must read for anyone interested in this topic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Shadows on the Koyukuk
Excellent look at an early Alaskanatives experiences.As a former Alaskan I understand the problems.Recommended for anyone interested in interior Alaska. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1915-    2. 20th century    3. Biography    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. History    8. Huntington, Sidney,    9. Koyukon Indians    10. Native American Sociology    11. Reference    12. Regional Subjects - West    13. Social life and customs    14. Huntington, Sidney   


11. The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
by The Lyons Press
Paperback (01 December, 1997)
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Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during theGerman-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag along with other captivePoles, Finns, Ukranians, Czechs, Greeks, and even a few English, French, and Americanunfortunates who had been caught up in the fighting. A year later, he and six comrades fromvarious countries escaped from a labor camp in Yakutsk and made their way, on foot, thousands ofmiles south to British India, where Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army and fought against theGermans. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars never heard of the book
i read this based on a suggestion from a friend and just loved it. i cant believe i have never heard of it before. i think i put this book down once since i started reading it. this is a great survival story and you feel like you are with slavomir during his party's trek.

5-0 out of 5 stars Against all odds...
There are many verifiable facts that seem too incredible to be true.Just one- a huricane striking Washington, D.C. shortly after the invasion of British forces during the War of 1812.The performance of American Forces was (excepting the Battle of Baltimore and the Battle of New Orleans) absolutely abismal.Had it not been for that huricane...who knows?
1-0 out of 5 stars Alas!
I purchased this book in a National Park bookstore.Given its glowing reviews I plunged in and read it in just a few days.It's a stunning
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Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Escapes    5. Inspirational - General    6. Military    7. Military - World War II    8. Personal narratives, Polish    9. Prisoners Of War    10. Prisoners and prisons, Russian    11. Rawicz, Slavomir    12. Reference    13. Russia (Federation)    14. Siberia    15. World War, 1939-1945    16. Biography: general    17. European history: Second World War    18. Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe)    19. Political imprisonment    20. Russia    21. Second World War, 1939-1945    22. Travel / Adventure   


12. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Simon & Schuster
Paperback (04 May, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Benjamin Franklin, writes journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson, was that rare Founding Father who would sooner wink at a passer-by than sit still for a formal portrait. What's more, Isaacson relates in this fluent and entertaining biography, the revolutionary leader represents a political tradition that has been all but forgotten today, one that prizes pragmatism over moralism, religious tolerance over fundamentalist rigidity, and social mobility over class privilege. That broadly democratic sensibility allowed Franklin his contradictions, as Isaacson shows. Though a man of lofty principles, Franklin wasn't shy of using sex to sell the newspapers he edited and published; though far from frivolous, he liked his toys and his mortal pleasures; and though he sometimes gave off a simpleton image, he was a shrewd and even crafty politician. Isaacson doesn't shy from enumerating Franklin’s occasional peccadilloes and shortcomings, in keeping with the iconoclastic nature of our time--none of which, however, stops him from considering Benjamin Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age," and one of the most admirable of any era. And here’s one bit of proof: as a young man, Ben Franklin regularly went without food in order to buy books. His example, as always, is a good one--and this is just the book to buy with the proceeds from the grocery budget. Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for in a Franklin bio
After reading Walter Isaacson's biography of Benjamin Franklin, I have concluded Benjamin Franklin lived a very long time. This one took some time to get through. That being said, I never found Benjamin Franklin: An American Life tedious or boring. Franklin's personality was (and is) unappreciated in its complexity, and his eventful life is examined comprehensively by Isaacson. Each chapter is broken down into manageable sections, making it a great book to pick up and read a little bit at a time. In the end, all these fragments come together to form a fascinating portrait of someone who personified what it meant (and means) to be American. Only appropriate considering he was the only founding father present at the drafting of all four documents critical to the establishment of the United States: the Declaration of Independence, the treaty of alliance with France, the peace treaty with Great Britain, and the Constitution.
3-0 out of 5 stars The Real Ben

5-0 out of 5 stars Benjamin Franklin; An American Life
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13. The Happy Hooker: My Own Story
by Regan Books
Paperback (04 June, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great read; valuable for its place in history
As a modern twenty-something who wasn't even born when this book first came out in 1972, I enjoyed picking up what is undeniably a part of the history of American sexual culture.I tried to keep in perspective how shocking this book must have been in the 1970's, before our bookshelves and televisions were plasted with frank talk about sexual health and sexual deviance.To me, the opening lesbian girlhood fantasies and the nymphomania (of course all prostitutes love sex) seemed cliched, but I don't doubt Hollander's account of her early sexual life and introduction to the profession.
4-0 out of 5 stars Sex Alone Cannot Make A Book Interesting Past A Certain Point
I wish there were half-star ratings, cause this is really about a 3.5. It's not that great of a book but it's not that bad. I can understand how it sent out shock waves once upon a time but in 2005 this created only the most minor ripples across my neither-prudish-nor-licentious sense of values. This autobiography doesn't stray far into eroticism but it does get graphic with unvarying frequency. It isn't obscene and not even that lurid, though the discussion is highly frank. I liked The Happy Hooker, literate and intelligent South African native Xavieria Hollander's memoir of her years as a prostitute and madam, but it ultimately ended up without much room for depth. She writes an interesting account of growing up in a strict South African home where her scholarly father made her speak a different language for each day of the week, and she tells an unapologetic version of her entrance into the world's oldest profession (she gets pre-tty candid, let me tell ya) but after that...things fizzle. Hollander stays on the game a little too long but eventually graduates to madam and momentarily the book finds its pace again with its Business 101 insights into exactly how an escort service was operated (bribes, low-key underworld connections and lots of "favors" to vice cops) but gradually it strays into nothing but a catalog of sex, sex and more sex, which contrary to what you might think, gets boring to read about after the first ten descriptions. (Ugh.) This dated, anachronistic tale of life at the height of the so-called Sexual Revolution, an era that bestowed on those of us born later a legacy of drug resistant STD's and an inferiority complex that we'll never live up to what our ancestors were getting up to, is a goofy, eye-popping but never embarrassing read.

3-0 out of 5 stars Panthers fan
OK read.Funny in the begining but gets really boring after 200 pages.It is sex here sex there all over the world.U just get tierd of reading it.If you are sex fanatic it will be a funn read but if not u will get Tierd of it after 200 pages ... Read more

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14. Consciousness, Bioenergy and Healing: Self-Healing and Energy Medicine for the 21st Century (Healing Research, Vol. 2; Professional Edition) (Healing Research)
by Wholistic Healing Publications
Paperback (May, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Scientific Evidence for a Revolution in Healthcare
We owe Daniel Benor an enormous debt of gratitude for taking the time (over 25 years and counting (!)), effort and energy to see if there was any research evidence to support the use of "Energy Medicine" and Healing, and then to carefully analyze what he found.
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15. Butler's Lives of the Saints
by Christian Classics
Paperback (01 December, 1956)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Consider another book.
Butler's Lives of the Saints: New Concise Ed., edited by Paul Burns, ISBN 0-8146-2903-2, Copyright 2003
5-0 out of 5 stars Old heroes to learn about
It has been nearly fifty years since I read this book.I had forgotten how much detail Butler placed in his research of the lives of the saints.Although my mind has moved more towards agnosticism, it is of great interest for me to read how the Church appreciated the lives of some of its past members. I am now trying to read of the saints related to that day, but alas my schedule is too busy to read the entire selection.

5-0 out of 5 stars all 12 volumes
This edition of Butler's Lives of the Saints presents its subjects in a vibrant, sober and (as required by the genre) brief way.The books are like the Litany of the Saints invoking these memorable Christians and giving readers a picture of the communion of saints. They came from every time and place. They represent all of human variation. The series does not shy away from presenting weaknesses along with admirable qualities. This clearly comes from the conviction that God's grace does not work only in ideal people, but every variety of person can be a saint. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Catholic Church    4. Christian saints    5. Christianity - History - Catholic    6. Devotional calendars    7. English    8. Prayer-books and devotions    9. Reference    10. Religion    11. Religious    12. Reference works    13. Religion & Beliefs   


16. Farewell, Godspeed: The Greatest Eulogies of Our Time
by Harmony
Hardcover (23 December, 2003)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A few nuggets
First things first. The book is mis-titled. This is not a book of the greatest eulogies of our time. Rather it is a book of eulogies about "great" people.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sixty four choice examples of eloquent eulogies
I am not inclined to agree with the sub-title of "Farewell, Godspeed" that these are indeed "The Greatest Eulogies of Our Time," simply because I think there are so many eloquent farewells given to loved ones who have passed away that never see the light of day.But that hardly detracts from the point of Cyrus M. Copeland's collection, which serves as a potent reminder of a neglected art form by providing sixty four examples from the past century.
5-0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Reading
You'll read this book slowly.If you want to savor each of the imaginative, evocative portraits of 20th century legends.As with a batch of homemade chocolate cookies, better to consume just a few each night with a warm glass of milk.And then fall asleep and dream of what you want to become.The inspiration is ineluctable. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Eulogies    2. General Biographical Works    3. History    4. Letters    5. Literature - Classics / Criticism    6. Reference    7. Speeches    8. Biography & Autobiography / General   


17. Complete Book of U.S. Presidents: From George Washington to George W. Bush
by Gramercy
Hardcover (06 April, 1997)
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This is the consummate guide to the political and personal lives of every U. S. president through Bill Clinton. Arranged chronologically, Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Complete Book Of U.S. Presidents
This is the complete book of U.S Presidents, revised and updated through the 2004 Election. It contains every president from George Washington to George W. Bush.
5-0 out of 5 stars 98% good boook
This book has just about every piece of information you ever wanted to know about any president in the history of the U.S.The format is easy to follow and consistent, so that comparisons are simple.As a kid, I would sit in the library reading through this book and jotting down notes (for fun, not assignment, it is so fascinating), but a summary of this book would be almost the size of the book, since it is so concise (except maybe when it mentions Bushisms--yes, it does seem unfairly biased here).One piece of trivia I felt was missing was the mention of the presidents' children who did NOT live to maturity.Overall, this is an excellent reference book.

5-0 out of 5 stars i like the format
i like the format, knowing that the same general topics are touched on across each president.it is very entertaining reading.degregorio includes enough unusual detail and skillfully hooks the reader.i find that degregorio is "fair and balanced" in his discussions of the positives and negatives of various administrations.it's a fun book to read with our children, when i have just a few minutes to read something, etc.sometimes i wish that it were in a more traditional history-story telling format.but then, it wouldn't be the excellent book it is.i sometimes find myself wishing that it provided more details.i realize that that is impossible!20-some pages per president where over a million pages have been written on lincoln alone!this is a great starter book, stimulating me to ask more questions and look in other books.for the inexpensive price and the hours of delight i've obtained reading through it, this has been one of the best investments i've made! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography/Autobiography    3. Presidents    4. Reference    5. Sale Adult - History - General History    6. U.S. President    7. United States    8. United States - General    9. American history    10. Biography: historical    11. History / United States / General    12. USA    13. Sale Books   


18. Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia
by Warner Books
Paperback (13 June, 2005)
list price: $13.95 -- our price: $10.74
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Isbn: 0446694886
Sales Rank: 103372
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Truthful discourse
Having lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over a year I understand and remember the limitations I felt inside this "Magic kingdom".Saudi Arabia is a place where men have it very easy and women are the responsibility of their husbands and fathers/brothers.
5-0 out of 5 stars "They will use our tolerance to infiltrate our society with their intolerance." -Carmen Bin Ladin
This book is an intelligent, page-turning treatise of the enslaving of women and other horrific dangers of Sharia law and extreme Islamic fundamentalism. I am saddened by the forced lifestyles of women and girls in so much of Saudi Arabia. I am frightened by the implications. If you want to understand thethreat of the spread of this intolerant way of life to basic freedom, please read this book and give it to your friends.

2-0 out of 5 stars If you lie down with rats, don't be surprised if you get fleas
The title of my review says it all.Moslems don't think of women as people. I loved the book as it confirmed everything negative about Islam the "Religion of Peace." Yeah, right. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bin Ladin, Carmen    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Ethnic Cultures - General    7. Middle East - Saudi Arabia    8. Personal Memoirs    9. Reference    10. Saudi Arabia    11. Saudi Arabia - History    12. Sociology Of Women    13. Women    14. Biography & Autobiography / General   


19. Miss Alcott's E-mail: Yours for Reforms of All Kinds
by David R. Godine Publisher
Hardcover (15 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A terrific, non-stop read
I read this book in one sitting.It was a non-stop read.What was intriguing to me was the use of the correspondence between the author and Louisa May Alcott which seemed quite legitimate because they share similar backgrounds in different eras.It reminds me of another great book, written 30 years ago, by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, "A Woman of Independent Means" which uses the letter-writing conceit exclusively.Kit Bakke is on to something and I hope she is at work on another book.

5-0 out of 5 stars MARVELOUS!Much better than I expected!
What is it about those old Concord folks that causes us to revisit them and put them in fictionalized settings?First it was "Mr. Emerson's Wife" (by Amy Belding Brown), and now "Miss Alcott's E-mail."I admit that after hearing about this new title, I just shook my head and figured its premise would be silly before I even held the book in my hands.I'm happy to report that I was wrong, wrong, wrong!Ms. Bakke has brought Louisa May Alcott to life for contemporary readers.More than that:she's made Alcott relevant to 21st-century Americans.
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Subjects:  1. 1832-1888    2. Alcott, Louisa May,    3. Biographical fiction    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Correspondence    8. Epistolary fiction    9. Fiction    10. Personal Memoirs    11. Reference    12. Women   


20. The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal
by Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback (13 June, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 20562
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars ------Amazing adventure story------
Although, a little slow to start, this book took off and became a fascinating read.It's the true story of Ruth Harkness, a sophisticated New York dress designer.Ruth's husband, Bill was from a wealthy family which enabled him to live the life of an adventurer.His desire was to bring a giant panda back from China. He ventured out early in their marriage and headed for China.Unfortunately, Bill became ill on his trip and died in China. This story is how Ruth adopted Bill's dream and had her own expeditions to China in search of the illusive panda.
5-0 out of 5 stars THE LADY AND THE PANDA
Knowing the author (Vickie Croke) made this all the more special for me. The book is easy to read, her research is thorough, and the true life drama is made so REAL. It is hard to put it down and get back to work!

5-0 out of 5 stars PAGE TURNING TRUE ADVENTURE
I am an avid reader of all types of books, fiction and non-fiction. This is by far, one of the best books I have read in a long time. The author did her research well and wasted not a word. This book is a bittersweet story of life. I didn't want it to end. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adventurers & Explorers    2. Animals    3. Bears    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Giant panda    8. Harkness, Ruth    9. Mammals    10. Reference    11. Women    12. Zoological Gardens    13. Biography & Autobiography / Women   


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