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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant - 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Faced with cancer and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future. In doing so he won himself a unique place in American letters. Acclaimed by ...
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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service

Erskine Childers - 1978 - Fiction - No preview available
A simple invitation to join his friend Davies on a yachting expedition in the Baltic is the beginning of an extraordinary and dangerous adventure for the bored and worldly but clever Carruthers. As the two of them navigate the waters and ...
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Strange tales from a Chinese studio

Songling Pu, John Minford - 2006 - Fiction - Snippet view
The Strange Tales of Pu Songling (1640-1715) are exquisite and amusing miniatures that are regarded as the pinnacle of classical Chinese fiction. With their elegant prose, witty wordplay and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this selection reveal ...
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Daniel Defoe - 1971 - Travel - Snippet view
Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic ...
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Ivan Goncharov, David Magarshack, Milton Ehre - 2005 - Fiction - No preview available
When Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, a member of Russia's aristocracy, lacks the willpower and self-confidence to participate in the real world, he risks losing the love of his life.
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Argall: The True Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith

William T. Vollmann - 2002 - Fiction - Limited preview
The third volume of the author's epic saga of North America peeks behind the myth of Pocahontas and John Smith to recreate the story of the founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia with gritty realism. Reprint.
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