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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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All Creatures Great and Small

James Herriot - 1976 - Biography - No preview available
James Herriot's stories about his life as a vet in Yorkshire have charmed and delighted millions of readers in the twenty years since his first book If Only They Could Talk was published in 1972. All James Herriot's books, including two other ...
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo

1980 - Fiction - Limited preview
The scholar-fantacist offers faithful translations of the three classics of Medieval English verse
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The Winter Queen

Boris Akunin - 2004 - Fiction - Limited preview
Moscow, May 1876: What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens? Decadence and boredom, most likely, is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation ...
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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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The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel

Will Thomas - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
When an Italian assassin's body is found floating in a barrel in Victorian London's East End, enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn are called in to investigate. Soon corpses begin to appear all over London, each ...
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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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The Annotated Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame, Annie Gauger - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
A lavishly bound tribute to the classic children's tale is augmented by hundreds of famous images illuminating the adventures of Mole, Mr. Toad, and the story's other companions, in an edition that features story commentary, new material on ...
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Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor

Robert Lacey - 1977 - History - Snippet view
The Queen's personal life and her involvement in political crises are given equal attention in this detailed portrait of the British royal family in the twentieth century
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