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Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West: Eighteen Biographical Sketches

By: Carter, Harvey L.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Bison Books: June 1982

Seller ID: 48887

ISBN: 0803272103

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The legendary mountain men--the fur traders and trappers who penetrated the Rocky Mountains and explored the Far West in the first half on the nineteenth century--formed the vanguard of the American empire and became the heroes of American adventure. This volume brings to the general reader brief biographies of eighteen representative mountain men, selected from among the essay assembled by LeRoy R. Hafen in "The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West" (ten volumes, 1965-72).The subjects and authors are: Manuel Lisa (Richard E. Oglesby); Pierre Chouteau Jr. (Janet Lecompte); Wilson ... View more info

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Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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Publisher: Laurel Leaf: March 2001

Seller ID: 45403

ISBN: 0440228654

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"A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s." A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In "Chinese Cinderella," Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister ar... View more info

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Alicia: My Story

By: Alicia Appleman-Jurman

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Bantam: December 1989

Seller ID: 49209

ISBN: 0553282182

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Real Thomas Jefferson (Volume 1 of the American classic series)

By: Andrew M. Allison

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Natl Center for Constitutional: September 1983

Seller ID: 49032

ISBN: 0880800054

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Memoirs of a Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

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Publisher: Knopf: September 1997

Seller ID: 45052

ISBN: 0375400117

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An alluring tour de force: a brilliant debut novel told with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism as the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love, always elusive, is scorned as illusion. Sayuri's story begin... View more info

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The Age of Jackson (Back Bay Books (Series))

By: Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

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Publisher: Back Bay Books: November 1988

Seller ID: 43978

ISBN: 0316773433

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Benjamin Franklin

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: May 1996

Seller ID: 49068

ISBN: 0486290735

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One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more. View more info

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Story of an American Hero

By: Bernard Fisher,Jerry Borrowman

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Publisher: Deseret Book Co: February 2004

Seller ID: 49135

ISBN: 1590382471

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Bernie Fisher joined the Air Force in the closing years of World War II and flew combat missions in Korea and Vietman. View more info

Ty the Ty Detmer Story

By: Brenton Yorgason

Price: $4.25

Publisher: Bookcraft Pubs: March 1992

Seller ID: 48783

ISBN: 088494834x

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The Magnolia Story

By: Chip Gaines,Joanna Gaines,Mark Dagostino

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Publisher: Thomas Nelson: October 2016

Seller ID: 45684

ISBN: 0718079183

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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

By: Dave Pelzer

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Publisher: Dutton Adult: October 1999

Seller ID: 45165

ISBN: 0525945210

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These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way she could imagine. This was the woman who told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to -- and nearly did. The more than two million readers of Pelzer's previous international bestsellers, A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy, know that he lived to tell his courageous story. A Man Named Dave is the gripping conclusion to h... View more info

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Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history (Volume I))

By: David Hackett Fischer

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Publisher: Oxford University Press: March 1989

Seller ID: 48856

ISBN: 0195069056

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This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion'... View more info

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John Adams

By: David McCullough

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster: September 2002

Seller ID: 48779

ISBN: 0743223136

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In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand scal... View more info

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Andrew Carnegie

By: David Nasaw

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The: October 2006

Seller ID: 49021

ISBN: 1594201048

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Majestically told and based on materials not available to any previous biographer, the definitive life of Andrew Carnegie-one of American business's most iconic and elusive titans-by the bestselling author of "The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst." Celebrated historian David Nasaw, whom "The New York Times Book Review" has called "a meticulous researcher and a cool analyst," brings new life to the story of one of America's most famous and successful businessmen and philanthropists- in what will prove to be the biography of the season. Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andre... View more info

Home Run Hero (Scrappers)

By: Dean Hughes

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Atheneum: March 1999

Seller ID: 45510

ISBN: 0689819250

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

By: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: September 2006

Seller ID: 48784

ISBN: 0743270754

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Memories of a Dinosaur Hunter

By: Douglas Lebeck

Price: $5.95

Publisher: 1st Book Library: August 2002

Seller ID: 45389

ISBN: 1403342253

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Experience the unimaginable terror and indescribable beauty of a time when flesh-eating predators ruled the earth. Join paleontologist David Williams as he leaves all that he knows to risk a harrowing trip through time to live alone among the dinosaurs. View more info

Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe

By: Edgar Allan Poe

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks: June 1989

Seller ID: 45088

ISBN: 059043344X

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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

By: Eric Newby

Price: $2.95

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers: December 2010

Edition: 50

Seller ID: 47874

ISBN: 0007367759

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When Eric Newby, improbably earning his living in the London haute-couture trade, sent his fateful cable - CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE? - it was the first step on a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. Ill-prepared and inexperienced, Newby and Carless endured a month of hardship with great good humour in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth. 'The most successful travel writer of his generation. It's impossible to read this book without laughing aloud' "Observer" 'Tough, extrovert, humorous and immensely ... View more info

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'Tis: A Memoir

By: Frank McCourt

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster: August 2000

Seller ID: 42918

ISBN: 0684865742

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Frank McCourt s glorious childhood memoir, "Angela s Ashes, " has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have " Tis, " the story of Frank s American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the... View more info