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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL, Herriot, James
161 Herriot, James ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Collier-Macmillan 1974 0029766605 / 9780029766606 Hardcover Good/Good 

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IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK, Herriot, James
162 Herriot, James IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK
Pan Books 2006 0330447084 / 9780330447089 Paperback Good 
When newly qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire villa ge of Darrowby, he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? Herriot's books form the basis of the popular BBC TV series "All Creatures Great and Small". 
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NAPOLEON: HIS WIVES AND WOMEN, Hibbert, Christopher
163 Hibbert, Christopher NAPOLEON: HIS WIVES AND WOMEN
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2003 0006531466 / 9780006531463 Paperback Very Good 
A masterly biography of Napoleon, concentrating on his private life, by the historian described by Stella Tillyard as `a master portraitist of great m en's private lives' and by Amanda Foreman as `one of England's greatest liv ing historical writers'.Modern history has produced one single myth on a he roic scale to rival those of Alexander and Caesar - that of Napoleon. The c ontinuing fascination of this astonishingly gifted man is reflected in the number of books published each year on various aspects of the Napoleonic le gend: some 250,000 volumes in all since Napoleon's mysterious death in 1821 .What is still needed is now provided by Christopher Hibbert: an authoritat ive up-to-date account of Napoleon's private life at all stages of his deve loping and extraordinary career, based on the fruits of modern research, hi s character, interests and tastes, his friendships, enmities and love affai rs, his relations with the members of his remarkable family, the impression s he made on his contemporaries away from the council chamber and the battl efield, his personal life at war, in exile and as emperor in peacetime, the mystery surrounding his death: in short, the man revealed behind the soldi er, statesman and legend. 
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UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION, Hillenbrand, Laura
164 Hillenbrand, Laura UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION
Random House 2010 1400064163 / 9781400064168 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. The Story of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Eight years ago, an old man told me a story that took my breath away. His n ame was Louie Zamperini, and from the day I first spoke to him, his almost incomprehensibly dramatic life was my obsession. It was a horse--the subject of my first book, Seabiscuit: An American Legen d--who led me to Louie. As I researched the Depression-era racehorse, I kep t coming across stories about Louie, a 1930s track star who endured an amaz ing odyssey in World War II. I knew only a little about him then, but I cou ldn't shake him from my mind. After I finished Seabiscuit, I tracked Louie down, called him and asked about his life. For the next hour, he had me tra nsfixed. Growing up in California in the 1920s, Louie was a hellraiser, stealing eve rything edible that he could carry, staging elaborate pranks, getting in fi stfights, and bedeviling the local police. But as a teenager, he emerged as one of the greatest runners America had ever seen, competing at the 1936 B erlin Olympics, where he put on a sensational performance, crossed paths wi th Hitler, and stole a German flag right off the Reich Chancellery. He was preparing for the 1940 Olympics, and closing in on the fabled four-minute m ile, when World War II began. Louie joined the Army Air Corps, becoming a b ombardier. Stationed on Oahu, he survived harrowing combat, including an ep ic air battle that ended when his plane crash-landed, some six hundred hole s in its fuselage and half the crew seriously wounded. On a May afternoon in 1 
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BE MY GUEST, HILTON, CONRAD N.
165 HILTON, CONRAD N. BE MY GUEST
Fireside 1957 0671761749 / 9780671761745 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Business corporate history and Management of Hilton Hotel Chain. Hospitality Industry 
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MORTALITY, Hitchens, Christopher
166 Hitchens, Christopher MORTALITY
Twelve 2012 145552347X / 9781455523474 Paperback Near Fine 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Christopher Hitchens was on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22 when he dis covered he had cancer of the esophagus, an episode described with character istic wit and candor in a series of articles he wrote for Vanity Fair. In t hese essays, for which Hitchens was given the National Magazine Award, he d escribes his struggle not only with the disease but with its meaning to his friends and supporters, as well as his critics and detractors. "Both elegant and moving, these columns display insight and bravery," wrote the National Magazine Award judges. "Christopher Hitchens is the best writer in the worst of times, and we are grateful for him." 
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167 Hitchens, Christopher THOMAS JEFFERSON: AUTHOR OF AMERICA (EMINENT LIVES)
Eminent Lives 2005 0060598964 / 9780060598969 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative inter pretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years , Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time a nd also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and ac ted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's de velopment, this professed proponent of emancipation elided the issue in the Declaration and continued to own human property. An eloquent writer, he wa s an awkward public speaker; a reluctant candidate, he left an indelible pr esidential legacy. Jefferson's statesmanship enabled him to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase w ith France, doubling the size of the nation, and he authorized the Lewis an d Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier for exploration and se ttlement. Hitchens also analyzes Jefferson's handling of the Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, when his attempt to end the kidnapping and bribery of Americans by the Barbary states, and the subseque nt war with Tripoli, led to the building of the U.S. navy and the fortifica tion of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background of this sophistica 
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MENCKEN: A LIFE, Hobson, Fred
168 Hobson, Fred MENCKEN: A LIFE
Random House 1994 0394563298 / 9780394563299 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Using material available for the first time--including letters, diaries, an d personal papers--the author of Serpent in Eden: H. L. Mencken and the Sou th offers a candid portrait of the American literary legend. 20,000 first p rinting. Tour. 
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INVENTING MARK TWAIN: THE LIVES OF SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS, Hoffman, Andrew J.
169 Hoffman, Andrew J. INVENTING MARK TWAIN: THE LIVES OF SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS
William Morrow 1997 068812769X / 9780688127695 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. In this latest biography of the writer Samuel Clemens, Inventing Mark Twain , Andrew Hoffman plumbs unique territory: the relationship between Clemens and his nom de plume and alter ego, Mark Twain. Twain was, in his writing a nd in his public appearances, affable, witty, satirical, and good-humored. Samuel Clemens, on the other hand, was moody, insecure, frequently depresse d, and often riddled with anxiety. Although both personas belonged to one m an, it became increasingly difficult for Clemens to assume his Twain charac ter. Hoffman's engrossing exploration of Clemens's psyche reveals why. Inventing Mark Twain describes a childhood shadowed by Clemens's father's business failures and the deaths of that father and two siblings before young Samuel reached the age of 12. As an adult, the writer was dogged by financial and personal problems--investments in failed ventures, the deaths of three children, and the loss of his beloved wife, Livy. In view of all these tragedies, it's a wonder Clemens could write as Mark Twain, let alone assume that persona. Hoffman carefully considers all these issues and comes up with the portrait of a complicated man--one who could vote for a pro-slavery presidential candidate in 1860, then create a deeply affecting friendship between Jim and Huck--the escaped slave and the young white boy who ride the river together in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 
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CITIZEN COHN, HOFFMAN, NICHOLAS VON
170 HOFFMAN, NICHOLAS VON CITIZEN COHN
Bantam 1988 0553278932 / 9780553278934 Paperback Good 
Nicholas Von Hoffman tell the full story of Roy Cohn. 
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171 Hollander, Xaviera THE HAPPY HOOKER: MY OWN STORY
Harper Paperbacks 2002 0060014164 / 9780060014162 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. How did you first learn about sex? If you grew up in the 1970s, it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera Hollander In the late 1960s -- that era of sexual chaos, when Playboy Clubs and love- ins were competing for national attention -- a beautiful, intelligent young Dutch secretary named Xaviera de Vries moved to New York, grew swiftly tir ed of her desk job . . . and soon became the most visible and glamorous mad am the city had ever seen. As Xaviera Hollander, she published a shockingly candid account of her life behind the brothel door. The Happy Hooker shot straight to the top of the bestseller lists, sold more than fifteen million copies, and made this enterprising young woman an international phenomenon . Thirty years later, these delightfully explicit tales of the '60s and '70s swingers' scene -- including countless jaw-dropping stories of lesbianism, bondage, fetishism, and more -- remain as titillating as ever, charged with the mix of shrewd observation and uninhibited appetite that made Hollander an irresistible storyteller. The Happy Hooker is a classic: the world's greatest book on the world's oldest profession. 
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DONALD HORNE ON HOW I CAME TO WRITE " THE LUCKY COUNTRY " (MUP MASTERWORKS) (MUP MASTERWORKS), Horne, Donald
172 Horne, Donald DONALD HORNE ON HOW I CAME TO WRITE " THE LUCKY COUNTRY " (MUP MASTERWORKS) (MUP MASTERWORKS)
Melbourne University Press 2005 052285222X / 9780522852226 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The publication in 1964 of ""The Lucky Country"" changed the way that Australians thought about themselves. Its fresh and penetrating critique of the Australian way of life, both private and public, confirmed its author Donald Horne's status as a leading figure in Australian intellectual life, and is still influential four decades on. MUP republishes an extract from Horne's memoirs that recalls both critically and nostalgically the personal and public circumstances, which led him to write ""The Lucky Country"". 
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THE END OF TIME, Horowitz, David
173 Horowitz, David THE END OF TIME
Encounter Books 2005 1594030804 / 9781594030802 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Three days after terrorists slammed airliners into the World Trade Center a nd the Pentagon, David Horowitz, as disoriented as the rest of us by these cataclysmic events, discovered that he had prostate cancer. As America decl ared war on terror, Horowitz began treatment, emerging months later with a "reprieve" from his disease. He brought back with him this remarkable book of hard-won insights about our country and ourselves--how we get to our end s and what we learn along the way. An at times heart-catching departure fro m the polemics and social criticism that have made Horowitz one of our most controversial public intellectuals, THE END OF TIME is a lyrical meditatio n on subjects ranging from what parents inadvertently teach us in their dea ths, to the forbidding realities of the cancer ward, to the way in which fi gures like Mohammed Atta use death as a strategy in becoming gods of their own mad creation. Hovering protectively over these ruminations is Horowitz' s wife, April, whose stubborn love reached into the heart of his medical da rkness and led him back toward the light of this work. If THE END OF TIME i s about how the commitments we make in this life steer us toward our fate, it is also about the redemptive power of language and literature. One of th e writers who helped Horowitz make sense of what had happened to him and wh at was happening around him was the 17th century Catholic philosopher and s cientist Blaise Pascal, whose PENSEES functions here as a model and guide. THE END OF TIME resembles the PENSEES in its striking combination of sense and sensibility, and in the way that its unflinching search for the truth i 
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174 Howell, Michael TRUE HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN, THE
Penguin 1980 014005622X / 9780140056228 Paperback Very Good 
In the mid 1880s, a patient admitted to the London Hospital in Whitechapel caught the imagination of the public. He was a horribly deformed man named Joseph Merrick, who suffered from severe multiple neurofibromatosis. The di sease made portions of his body grow freakishly; hence, he was called the " elephant man" in sideshows, where he was exhibited before coming to the att ention of doctors. Roughly a century later, Merrick again caught the public eye when his story was brought to film and Broadway. This revised edition of the 1980 original contains a more factual account of Merrick's life, inc luding updated information about him and his condition. The text is capped with numerous photographs of the players, including some startling prints o f Merrick while alive and of his deformed skeleton after death. Sunday Telegraph Brilliantly researched . 
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GREEN MANSIONS: A ROMANCE OF THE TROPICAL FOREST, Hudson, William Henry
175 Hudson, William Henry GREEN MANSIONS: A ROMANCE OF THE TROPICAL FOREST
BiblioBazaar 2007 1434636348 / 9781434636348 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition. 
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PICASSO: CREATOR AND DESTROYER, Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos
176 Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos PICASSO: CREATOR AND DESTROYER
Simon & Schuster 1988 0671454463 / 9780671454463 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Here is Picasso as never seen before, the indefatigable painter, the bohemi an, the sexual sadist, the betrayer, the loyal Communist, the father, and, ultimately, the man sacrificed on the altar of his on contradictions. Huffi ngton draws on several sources for her biography, including interviews with Picasso's daughter, Maya, and Francoise Gilot, his mistress of ten years a nd the mother of two of his children. Here, Picasso emerges from his myths. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. 
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BIRTHDAY LETTERS, Hughes, Ted
177 Hughes, Ted BIRTHDAY LETTERS
Faber Faber 1999 0571194737 / 9780571194735 Paperback Very Good 
Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to S ylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written ov er a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963, and represent Ted Hughes's only account of his relationsh ip with Plath and of the psychological drama that led both to the writing o f her greatest poems and to her death. The book became an instant bestselle r on its publication in 1998 and won the Forward Prize for Poetry in the sa me year. 
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TOUCHING THE ROCK: AN EXPERIENCE OF BLINDNESS, Hull, John M.
178 Hull, John M. TOUCHING THE ROCK: AN EXPERIENCE OF BLINDNESS
Arrow 1991 0099875004 / 9780099875000 Paperback Very Good+ 
An exploration of the world of blindness - of people without faces, strange sounds, the new feel of eating, lovemaking or playing with children. Blind ness introduced the author to a new dimension and a different perception of nature and the human personality. This is his story of that experience. 
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179 Iacocca, Lee TALKING STRAIGHT
Bantam 1989 0553278053 / 9780553278057 Paperback Very Good 
From Library Journal In Iacocca, the author focused primarily on what goes on in the boardrooms of Ford and Chrysler. In this sequel, America's best known respected CEO turns to the nation's problems. Along the way he outlines his theory of management, including the eight "commandments" he has developed over a 40-year career. He addresses such public policy problems as corporate takeovers, the trade deficit, the plight of farmers, education, and the declining quality of American products. More personally, he talks about raising his two daughters, coping with his wife's death, his recent divorce, growing old, and what he would do if he were president, but making it clear the office holds no allure for him. Vintage Iacocca; highly recommended. 
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180 James, Clive MAY WEEK WAS IN JUNE: UNRELIABLE MEMOIRS CONTINUED
Ulverscroft Large Print Book 1990 0224027875 / 9780224027878 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine /Very Good 
This work forms the third part of Clive James's not entirely reliable memoi rs. The text covers the period of his life spent at Pembroke College, Cambr idge and follows his escapades as literary editor of "Granta" and his trave ls to Florence following Shelley's footsteps. 
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