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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
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Topics: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Intelligence officers, Assassins, World politics
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Krentz, Jayne Ann
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2008
Topics: Psychic ability, Psychic ability
Includes index
Topics: Accounting, Accounting
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Charlip, Remy, ill; Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, donor. DLC
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When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave
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Topics: Death, Death
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Describes, using rhyming text, how various sea animals change color to blend in with their surroundings
Topics: Marine animals, Camouflage (Biology), Camouflage (Biology), Marine animals
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by Jeffries, Sabrina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious 'Cousin Michael.' His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Private schools
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by Simone Elkeles
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by Auel, Jean M
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Rainbow Rowell
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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by Martin, George R. R
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"A Bantam Spectra book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Seven Kingdoms (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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by Brett, Jan, 1949-
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--back cover
Topics: Hedgehogs, Picture books
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by Podendorf, Illa; Borja, Robert
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One hundred and one experiments that answer student's questions concerning basic scientific concepts
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Topics: Science, Science, Experiments
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by Cullen, David, 1961-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Islands, Humorous stories
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by Dobson, James C., 1936-
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Dr. Dobson addresses the phenomenon of disrespect in marital relationships. He examines the most devastating conflicts occurring between husbands and wives--infidelity, alcoholism, wife beating, emotional indifference, etc.--and offers practical advice for the partner who wants desperately to hold the marriage together
Topics: Religious aspects, Religion, Conduct of life, Love / Sex / Marriage, Spouses, Religious life,...
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by John Green (1977- )
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Deveraux, Jude
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In eighteenth-century Virginia, despite her poverty Leah Simmons struggles to achieve her dream of marriage to Wesley Stanford
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Grossman, Lev
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As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined for his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth...
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Magic &...
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Philosophy
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by Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972; Young, D. H. (Donovan Harold), 1904- joint author
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Includes problems with answers
Topic: Dynamics
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by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-; Smith, Alexander O
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Topic: Fiction
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by Duby, Georges; Duby, Georges; Ariès, Philippe, 1914-1984
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) and index
Topics: Object-oriented programming (Computer science), Computer software, Software patterns, Computacao...
Source: binns
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by Patricia Mccormick
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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by Bushnell, Candace
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A chronicle of the mating habits and rituals of America's cultural elite offers a look at topics including sex clubs, suburban sexuality, and celebrity affairs
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dating (Social customs), Sex customs
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Sequel: Yo!
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Bateman, Alan Mara. [from old catalog]
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Topics: Geology, Economic. [from old catalog], Geology, Structural. [from old catalog], Mines and mineral...
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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by F. Le Gros Clark
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by Mortimer, Carole
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Topic: Brothers
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by Garwood, Julie
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By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, English fiction, United States
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by Allard, Harry; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Behavior, Behavior
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by Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922, ed; Dickinson, Asa Don, 1876-1960, joint ed
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Topic: Books and reading
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by Walter, Aarron; Spool, Jared M. aui
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Make your users fall in love with your site via the precepts packed into this brief, charming book by MailChimp user experience design lead Aarron Walter. From classic psychology to case studies, highbrow concepts to common sense, Designing for Emotion demonstrates accessible strategies and memorable methods to help you make a human connection through design.
Topics: A Book Apart, Aarron Walter, web design, Web sites, Benutzerfreundlichkeit, Gestaltung, Web-Seite
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by Laurens, Stephanie
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Believing him dangerously close to bankruptcy, Amelia Cynster proposes marriage to a very drunk Lucien Ashford, and is confused and annoyed when instead of the quick wedding she had wanted, he insists on a full courtship
Topic: Cynster family (Fictitious characters)
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by Conrat, Maisie, comp; Conrat, Richard, joint comp; Lange, Dorothea, illus
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In English
Topic: Japanese Americans
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-76)
Topics: Holy Spirit, Christian life, Christian life, Christian life, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
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by Haldeman, Joe W
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Topics: Space warfare, Space and time, Aging
Source: binns
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by Oke, Janette, 1935-
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A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with firm resolve "never to marry one of those undependable, rough and rowdy adventurers of the West."
Topics: Women pioneers, Livres en gros caractères, Love stories
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by Hammond Incorporated
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"New census edition including ZIP codes."--jacket
Topic: Atlases
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by The Scientific Research Fund of 1919; Shetelig, Haakon, 1877-; Videnskapelige forskningsfond av 1919
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Northmen, Vikings, Northmen, Vikings
Source: bplill
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by Edson, Margaret, 1961-
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"In this play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. At the start of Wit, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliantly difficult Holy Sonnets of the metaphysical poet John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing and intensely rational. But...
Topics: Cancer in women, Women college teachers, English teachers, Ovarian Neoplasms, Faculty, Drama,...
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by Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
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Brief text in rhyme and pictures introduce adjectives and their uses
Topics: English language, English language
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by Bakos, Susan Crain
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The stress filled life of Carolyn Steele, an erotic-advice columnist for a men's magazine, as she navigates between the pornography establishment, the anti-porn activists and her own needs. The latter include finding the killer who is sending her death threats. The author worked for Penthouse magazine
Topics: Sex (Psychology), Advice columnists, Advice columnists, Sex (Psychology)
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by Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.)
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Includes index
Topics: Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.), Cosmology, Science, Physicists, Cosmología, Ciencia, Físicos,...
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by Searles, John
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Returning home to live with his mother, who is still grieving over the death of her younger son, Ronnie, Philip Chase learns that Ronnie's former girlfriend is pregnant with Ronnie's child--despite the fact that Ronnie died five years earlier
Topics: Popular American Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction, General, Fiction / General, Psychological,...
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by John J. Ratey
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Topics: Exercise, General, Health & Fitness / Exercise, Health & Fitness, Consumer Health, Mind and...
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Topics: Ciano, Galeazzo, conte, 1903-1944, World War, 1939-1945, Politiek, Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
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by Tan, Amy
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Feathers from a thousand Li away -- The twenty-six malignant gates -- American translation -- Queen mother of the western skies
Topics: Women, Reminiscing in old age, Chinese American women, Mothers and daughters, Loss (Psychology),...
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by Nelson, Jandy
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In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician
Topics: Grief, Death, Sisters, Musicians
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by Ryan, Pam Muñoz; Selznick, Brian
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"Mariposa, Scholastic en español"--Cover p. 4
Topics: Parkhurst, Charley, d. 1879, Parkhurst, Charley, d. 1879, Parkhurst, Charley, d. 1879, Mistaken...
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by Cashore, Kristin
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"Houghton Mifflin Harcourt"
Topics: Good and evil, Good and evil, Fantasy, Fantasy, Women warriors, Nobility, Uncles, Magic, Violence,...
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by Watson, Larry, 1947-
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A series of events in a small western town changes the lives of David Hayden, his sheriff father, his mother, and their Sioux housekeeper, as they discover the truth about family loyalty
Topics: Family, Boys, Family
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Follows the star-crossed romance of a strong-willed woman who vows that no man will ever capture her heart and the powerful warrior who is equally determined to fight for what he wants
Topics: Women construction workers, Love stories
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by McCullough, Colleen, 1937-
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Topics: Catholics, Clergy
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by Suzanne Collins
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself
Topics: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Runaways, Brothers and sisters
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by Quezada, José Rutilio, 1930-
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"2214"--Verso t.p
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by Johanna Lindsey
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Topics: Mistaken identity, Fiction
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by Norbert Cyffer; Herrmann Jungraithmayr
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: English language, Kanuri, Engels
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by Hassel, Sven, 1917-
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Translation of Frontkammerater
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Topic: World War, 1939-1945
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by Hein, Jon
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Topics: Popular culture, Mass media, Errors
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by Burns, Olive Ann
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"A Delta trade paperback"--T.p. verso
Topics: Family, Country life
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An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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Rand al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn - able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for...the Dragon Reborn.
Topics: Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy - Epic, Fantasy - Series, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Rand...
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by Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
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My dungeon shook -- Down at the cross
Topics: African Americans, Black Muslims