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Dake Annotated Reference Bible-KJV-Large Print

Dake Annotated Reference Bible-KJV-Large Print

by Dake Publishing (Creator)

This is a super Bible.

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5out of 5 by Chad 32 minutes ago

You owe it to yourself to get one of these. I would not take anything for mine. You will always be glad you got a Dake Bible. It will be a red letter day in your life. More

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Gazelle in the Shadows

Gazelle in the Shadows

by Michelle Peach, Janet Wylie (Illustrator)

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 3 hours ago

Based on her own life, Michelle Peach has crafted an intriguing story in Gazelle in the Shadows. Some parts of the story are fictionalized according to the author. The novel opens with Elizabeth ... More

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Napoleon at St. Helena, 1815-1821.

Napoleon at St. Helena, 1815-1821.

by Fredéric Masson

Essential reading

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5out of 5 by Bruce B 7 hours ago

Frederic Masson's study of Napoleon's last years is one of the essential texts about the emperor. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, it draws extensively on original documentation, some ... More

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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

directed by William Wyler
Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith

An Epic Film of Betrayal and Redemption

5out of 5 by FanOfTimeLifeBooks 18 hours ago

The 1959 version of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is based on the book of the same title by Civil War Union General Lew Wallace. The story centers on a Jewish prince by the name of Judah Ben-Hur. ... More

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

by Michael J Sandel

Justice And The Good Life

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Michael Sandel is Professor of Government at Harvard. His course on ethics has for many years attracted large numbers of students. His book "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?" likewise has ... More

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The Great Brain Reforms

The Great Brain Reforms

by John D Fitzgerald

Delightful

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5out of 5 by charles r 1 day ago

This book and his others are a delightful romp through the old west, as seen by a Catholic living in Utah. More

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Outdoor Survival Skills

Outdoor Survival Skills

by Larry Dean Olsen

Great stuff.

5out of 5 by charles r 1 day ago

I liked this book so much, I bought extra copies for friends. More

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Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin

Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin

by Kenny Shopsin, Carolynn Carreno

Shopsin Schmopsin

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2out of 5 by philip d 1 day ago

I read it cover to cover, re-read parts, and tried a few recipes. Interesting as a historical vignette of a in-crowd hole in the wall NYC eatery and its founder. But as far as cuisine is concerned. ... More

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Whetstone: The Complete Guide to Using a Knife Sharpening Stone; Learn How to Sharpen Your Knives and Achieve the Ultimate Japanese Blade Cut with the Waterstone Sharpener Technique

Whetstone: The Complete Guide to Using a Knife Sharpening Stone; Learn How to Sharpen Your Knives and Achieve the Ultimate Japanese Blade Cut with the Waterstone Sharpener Technique

by Mark C Johnson

whetstone wamble

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1out of 5 by philip d 1 day ago

Save your money. I know about knives and sharpening. This is a terrible book produced on cheap paper, without illustrations, and without any real tips on sharpening edges beyond what can be found on ... More

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Clisson and Eugenie - A love story

Clisson and Eugenie - A love story

by Napoleon Bonaparte

Mostly for Napoleon completists

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4out of 5 by Bruce B 2 days ago

This slender volume is the result of many years of work by multiple people who painstakingly restored the fragments of the original manuscript. The actual story, written by a young (26) and ... More

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The Silver Road

The Silver Road

by Stina Jackson, Susan Beard (Translator)

A haunting tale of despair and devotion

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4out of 5 by Li 2 days ago

The Silver Road is an atmospheric and emotive novel set in northern Sweden. The story centres around Lelle, a devoted father committed to finding his missing teenage daughter, Lina, and Meja, a ... More

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Kill [redacted]

Kill [redacted]

by Anthony Good

Intense and authentic

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5out of 5 by Li 2 days ago

Kill [redacted] took my breath away with its intensity and authenticity. It is hard to believe that it is a debut novel; the prose is confident and accomplished and the plot is cleverly drawn, using ... More

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Gallowstree Lane

Gallowstree Lane

by Kate London

Slow-paced crime fiction

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2out of 5 by Li 2 days ago

This book was my first foray into Kate London's The Metropolitan Series and unfortunately, it was nowhere near as thrilling as I thought it would be. I am a massive fan of crime fiction but I found ... More

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After She's Gone

After She's Gone

by Camilla Grebe

Captivating Nordic noir

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4out of 5 by Li 2 days ago

Part police procedural and part psychological thriller, After She's Gone is a well-written page-turner with a strong cast of characters and an immersive plot. Told from the perspective of ... More

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From the Shadows

From the Shadows

by G.R. Halliday

A respectable start to a new series

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4out of 5 by Li 2 days ago

From the Shadows is the first book in a new crime fiction series set in the Scottish Highlands. Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy is the lead character in this novel. However, I felt like social ... More

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Night by Night

Night by Night

by Jack Jordan

A heart-wrenching psychological thriller

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4out of 5 by Li 2 days ago

Night by Night is a heart-wrenching psychological thriller with a tragic heroine at its heart. Rose, a bereaved mother and chronic insomniac, is a skillfully-drawn main character who, after a series ... More

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Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland

Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland

by Catherine Epstein

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5out of 5 by Poilu 2 days ago

Very worthwhile read of a lesser known Nazi figure, and what went on in some important parts of the Reich.

Greiser, notably born in the eastern borderlands of Germany, joined the party relatively ... More

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More Songs About Buildings and Food

More Songs About Buildings and Food

by Talking Heads

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5out of 5 by Poilu 2 days ago

Really original, and generally upbeat second album by the Talking Heads. More

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The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A Great Gift

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5out of 5 by Binmei 2 days ago

I noticed this book from a friend who read this book. This is a great book for people who struggle in their life. Learn a lot from this book, how to deal with things happen without any hints, how to ... More

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

directed by Wes Anderson
Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman

The Grand Budapest Hotel And Stephan Zweig

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Writers and concierges are at the center of director Wes Anderson's nostalgic film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel". Most of the film is set an a large, pink facaded, luxurious hotel, the Grand Budapest, ... More

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Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler

Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler

directed by Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Best Documentary on the subject

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5out of 5 by Lydia D 2 days ago

This has the most detail available. It's very well done. Includes personal interviews of witnesses. As to why Stauffenberg did not include the second pack of explosive, perhaps he thought Hitler ... More

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Elmore Leonard: Four Later Novels (Loa #280): Get Shorty / Rum Punch / Out of Sight / Tishomingo Blues

Elmore Leonard: Four Later Novels (Loa #280): Get Shorty / Rum Punch / Out of Sight / Tishomingo Blues

by Elmore Leonard, Gregg Sutter (Editor)

The Later Elmore Leonard In The Library Of America

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 3 days ago

American literature shows a great deal of breadth, depth, and diversity. In a time of polarization, Americans should learn from and share the accomplishments of their culture in literature and in ... More

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