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  • All Aboard by Jim Loomis
    All Aboard (English, Paperback) Jim Loomis

    Written both for veteran train travelers and those considering their first rail journey, this guide book will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and lots of information about how railroads operate. The author explains how individual trains are operated and offers tips on booking trips, finding the lowest fares, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on...

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  • Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield by Todd Mayfield
    Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield (English, Paperback) Todd Mayfield

    Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement: "People Get Ready" was the black anthem of the time. In Traveling Soul, Todd Mayfield tells his famously private father's story in riveting detail. Born into dire poverty, raised in the slums of Chicago, Curtis became a musical prodigy, not only...

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  • Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines by Mark Ribowsky
    Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines (English, Paperback) Mark Ribowsky

    In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting yet biting new sound. Within a year, when young ears sought the latest in rock, there was "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend," and a new Southern California-fed branch of pop music. James Taylor was its reluctant leader. ...

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  • Directions for Use by Anna Ristovic
    Directions for Use (Multiple languages, Paperback) Anna Ristovic

    A rich embroidery of frank sexuality and lyric images from award-winning Serbian poet

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  • Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters by Jeff Burger
    Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters (English, Hardback) Jeff Burger

    In a 1969 conversation with Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, Bob Dylan proclaimed, "I don't give interviews." But in truth, he has spoken at length with print publications large and small and with broadcast media around the world, given numerous press conferences, and even answered listeners' questions on call-in radio shows. Dylan can be as evasive and abstruse as he is witty; he can also be...

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  • Michael Bloomfield by Ed Ward
    Michael Bloomfield (English, Paperback) Ed Ward

    This is the definitive biography of the legendary guitarist whom Muddy Waters and B. B. King held in high esteem and who created the prototype for Clapton, Hendrix, Page, and those who followed. Bloomfield was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which inspired a generation of white blues players; he played with Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, when his guitar was a central component of Dylan's...

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  • Chrysler's Turbine Car by Steve Lehto
    Chrysler's Turbine Car (English, Hardback) Steve Lehto

    In 1964, Chrysler gave the world a glimpse of the future. They built a fleet of turbine cars--automobiles with jet engines--and loaned them out to members of the public. The fleet logged over a million miles; the exercise was a raging success.These turbine engines would run on any flammable liquid--tequila, heating oil, Chanel #5, diesel, alcohol, kerosene. If the cars had been mass produced, we...

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  • The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova
    The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova (English, Paperback) Anna Akhmatova

    Not only the most comprehensive, but also simply the best English translation ever of the great Russian poet (1889-1966). Publication of the original hardcover edition was one of the great publishing and poetry events of 1990. The present edition adds 80 new poetic texts which came to light at the

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  • The Changing Room by Yongming Zhai
    The Changing Room (English, Paperback) Yongming Zhai

    The first major collection in English translation of China's foremost feminist poet.

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  • Lady Q by Reymundo Sanchez
    Lady Q (English, Paperback) Reymundo Sanchez, Sonia Rodriguez

    Looks at the life of a member of Chicago's Puerto Rican gang the Latin Queens, the female counterpoint of the Latin Kings, and details the years of sexual abuse that began at the age of five and the consequences of breaking the gang's code of silence when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey's local talk show.

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  • Team Challenges by Kris Bordessa
    Team Challenges (English, Paperback) Kris Bordessa

    Offers teachers, facilitators, and parents a variety of activities designed to cultivate children's problem-solving skills while fostering co-operation between group members. These projects teach children to experiment with building methods, discover various uses for everyday items, try on new personas, and express themselves.

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  • The Young Investor by Katherine R. Bateman
    The Young Investor (English, Paperback) Katherine R. Bateman

    An updated edition of a guide that explains the language of finance and the skill of investing, offering kids an early start with learning how to make their money grow. Reprint.

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  • Charting the World by Richard Panchyk
    Charting the World (English, Paperback) Richard Panchyk

    As soon as early humans began to scratch images on cave walls, they began to create maps. And while these first drawings were used to find hunting grounds or avoid danger, they later developed into far more complex navigational tools. Charting the World tells the fascinating history of maps and mapmaking, navigators and explorers, and the ways that technology has enhanced our ability to understand...

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  • Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo
    Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure (English, Paperback) Matthew Algeo

    On June 19, 1953, Harry Truman got up early, packed the trunk of his Chrysler New Yorker, and did something no other former president has done before or since: he hit the road. No Secret Service protection. No traveling press. Just Harry and his childhood sweetheart Bess, off to visit old friends, take in a Broadway play, celebrate their wedding anniversary in the Big Apple, and blow a bit of the...

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  • Native American History for Kids by Karen Bush Gibson
    Native American History for Kids (English, Paperback) Karen Bush Gibson

    Chronicles American indigenous life through profiles of the complex societies that lived in North America when European settlers first arrived, providing capsule biographies of famous Native Americans and informative hands-on activities from planting a Three Sisters Garden to weaving a basket using newspaper strips. Original.

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  • Twelve Stations by Tomasz Rozycki
    Twelve Stations (English, Paperback) Tomasz Rozycki

    Celebrated mock heroic poem now available in English translation.

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  • Eye of the Hurricane by Dr Rubin Carter
    Eye of the Hurricane (English, Hardback) Dr Rubin Carter

    Tells the story of Carter's spiritual journey during his twenty years of imprisonment and afterward, detailing the battles he has fought and continues to fight on behalf of the wrongly convicted.

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  • Beethoven for Kids by Helen Bauer
    Beethoven for Kids (English, Paperback) Helen Bauer

    Ludwig van Beethoven was a great innovator who expanded the limits of...

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  • The Re-Enchantment of Learning by Sam Crowell
    The Re-Enchantment of Learning (English, Paperback) Sam Crowell, Renate Nummela Caine

    Formerly published by Zephyr Press Explore more than 120 user-friendly, field-tested learning strategies for brain-based teaching that optimizes learning, taps into students' creativity, boosts teachers' instructional effectiveness, and raises student achievement.

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  • Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova
    Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova (Multiple languages, Paperback) Anna Akhmatova

    Definitive translations of Akhmatova back in bilingual format.

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