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Chief O'Neill's Sketchy Recollections of an Eventful Life in Chicago

Francis O'Neill - 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
This remarkable memoir of immigration and assimilation provides a rare view of urban life in Chicago in the late 1800s by a newcomer to the city and the Midwest, and the nation as well. Francis O'Neill left Ireland in 1865. After five years ...
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A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change and the Fate of the Irish Pub

Bill Barich - 2010 - History - Limited preview
When Bill Barich moved to Dublin, he began searching for a traditional pub to serve as his local. Although he had no shortage of choices, he had trouble finding one that measured up to the archetypal ideal. As he roams from hectic urban pubs to ...
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number9dream

David Mitchell - 2008 - Fiction - No preview available
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2001 The second novel from the critically-acclaimed author of GHOSTWRITTEN and CLOUD ATLAS. As Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission - to locate the father he has never met. So ...
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Let The Great World Spin

Colum McCann - 2010 - Fiction - Limited preview
One August morning in 1974, a tightrope walker makes his way, through the dawn light, between the World Trade Center towers. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in this stunningly intricate portrait of a city and ...
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Red Plenty

Francis Spufford - 2011 - History - No preview available
What if the Soviet 'miracle' had worked, and the communists had discovered the secret to prosperity, progress and happiness.?
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Luminarium

Alex Shakar - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
Fred Brounian and his twin brother, George, were once co-CEOs of a burgeoning New York City software company devoted to the creation of utopian virtual worlds. Now, in the summer of 2006, as two wars rage and the fifth anniversary of 9/11 ...
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Reamde: A Novel

Neal Stephenson - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.” —Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary ...
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Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Emil Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade - 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. WinsladePsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of ...
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Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

Temple Grandin - 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
The author describes her life with autism and how she has used her strong visual sensibility to cope with it.
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Redemption Falls

Joseph O'Connor - 2007 - Fiction - Snippet view
1865. The American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney ...
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