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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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"First edition."
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Topics: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877), African Americans, African Americans, African Americans
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by Park, Barbara; Brunkus, Denise, illustrator
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Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2000
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Topics: School field trips, Farms, Fear, School field trips, Farms, Fear, Farms, Fear, School field trips
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by Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers
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When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Supernatural, Indians of South America, Grandmothers
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by Aciman, André
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Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Authors
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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Theodore Taylor
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by Allende, Isabel
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Translation of: La casa de los espíritus
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Topics: Authors, Chilean, Chilean literature, Spanish American literature, Women authors, Chilean
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by Pratchett, Terry
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"A novel of Discworld."--Cover
Topics: Pyramids, Discworld (Imaginary place), Discworld (Imaginary place), Pyramids
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Topics: URSS. Politique générale (sur plusieurs périodes), URSS. Opinions étrangères. Américaines
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by Byrne, Rhonda
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The secret revealed -- The secret made simple -- How to use the secret -- Powerful processes -- The secret to money -- The secret to relationships -- The secret to health -- The secret to the world -- The secret to you -- The secret to life
Topic: New Thought
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by Child, Lee
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Originally published: 2009
Topics: Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character), Suicide bombers, Terrorism, Suspense fiction
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by LaHaye, Tim F; LaHaye, Tim F. Your temperament-- discover its potential
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Previously published under the title: Your temperament-- discover its potential
Topics: Temperament, Christian life
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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by Hamilton, Edith. aut; Savage, Steele. ill
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Topic: Mitologija
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by Kaufman, Roger.
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A FORTRAN Coloring Book
Topic: COMPUTER SCIENCE/Programming Languages
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Lawyer Penn Cage goes up against a mix of murder, racial tension, double-crosses, illicit sex ... and all of the ensuing violent consequences in the kudzu-strangled, snake- rat- and armadillo-infested hole of the Devil's Punchbowl
Topics: Murder, Gambling and crime, Wilderness areas, Gambling and crime, Murder, Race relations,...
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Gammell, Stephen, ill
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Reprint: Originally published: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1991
Topics: Tales, Ghosts, Horror stories, Folklore
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by Naidoo, Beverley; Velasquez, Eric, ill
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Separated from their mother by the harsh social and economic conditions prevalent among blacks in South Africa, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother make a journey of over 300 kilometers to find her in Johannesburg
Topic: Blacks
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by Licklider, J. C. R; Council on Library Resources; Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., Cambridge, Mass
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Based on a study sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, inc., and conducted by Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., between Nov. 1961 and Nov. 1963
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Topics: Information technology, Library science, Information technology
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Reading Level -- Grade 9, Reading Level -- Grade 10, Reading Level -- Grade 11, Reading Level --...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-351) and index
Topics: American literature, Beat generation, Authors, American, Women artists, Women and literature, Women...
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by James Thurber
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by Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
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Stella.--Winter of artifice.--The Voice
Topics: Anais Nin, Anais, Nin
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by Ryder, John Douglas, 1907-
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Includes "References."
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Topic: Electric circuits
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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Bishop T.D. Jakes offers inspired advice for women who want to enrich their relationships -- with themselves, their men and their God
Topics: Women, Women, Christian women, Christian women, Marriage
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by Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-158) and index
Topics: Teenagers, Sexual ethics
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-; McCauley, Adam, ill
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More humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, where students learn to tango, face the cafeteria's dreaded Mushroom Surprise, and study a hobo during show and tell. Sequel to "Sideways Stories from Wayside School."
Topics: Show-and-tell presentations, Schools, Humorous stories, Schools, Humorous stories
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by Eddings, David
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Garion and his companions must locate his son before Zandramas uses the child in a rite that will raise the Dark Prophesy
Topics: Mallorea (Imaginary place), Garion (Fictitious character), Garion (Fictitious character), Mallorea...
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by Schwartz, David Joseph
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"A Fireside book."
Topic: Success
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Topics: English language, Vocabulary, Picture dictionaries, English
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by Andelin, Helen B., comp
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Topics: Marriage, Interpersonal relations
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Cousin, Pierre-Henri; HarperCollins (Firm)
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Cover has "second edition" but t.p. verso has "fourth ed."
Topics: French language, English language
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by Morton, Andrew. aut
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Topic: Diana 1961-
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by Gilot, Françoise, 1921-; Lake, Carlton
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Autobiographical
Topics: Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, PICASSO, PABLO, 1881-1973, Picasso, Pablo,...
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by Mikos, Ken; Smith, Cheri; Lentz, Ella Mae
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DVDs contain no audio
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Topics: American Sign Language, American Sign Language
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric
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Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967
Topics: Color, Animals, Rhyme, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme
First ed. published in 1942 under title: How to write a play
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Topic: Drama
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Topics: French language, English language
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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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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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When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.
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by Deveraux, Jude
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by Ben Carson
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by Swokowski, Earl William, 1926-; Olinick, Michael; Pence, Dennis
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Includes index
Topic: Calculus
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by Tartt, Donna
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Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, College students, Classicists, Murder, College stories, Papen,...
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by Reader's Digest Association
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At head of title: Reader's digest
Topics: English language, English language, Public speaking
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by Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
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Topics: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961, Authors, American
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by Onstott, Kyle, 1886-
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by The Reader's Digest Association
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A man called Peter, by C. Marshall.--The sea around us, by R.L. Carson.--The crime of the century, by J.E. Hoover.--Cheaper by the dozen, by F.B. Gilbreth, Jr., and E.G. Carey.--The will to live, by A.A. Hutschnecker.--Yankee from Olympus, by C.D. Bowen.--Step right up! By D. Mannix.--Wind, sand and stars, by A. de Saint Exupéry.--Little Britches, by R. Moody.--I leap over the wall, by M. Baldwin.--Life of an American workman, by W.P. Chrysler.--Kon-Tiki, by T. Heyerdahl.--The long, long...
Topics: Literature, Modern, American literature
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Gammell, Stephen, ill
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-99)
Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales
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by Itten, Johannes, 1888-1967; van Haagen, Ernst, translator
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Translation of: Kunst der Farbe
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Topics: Color, Painting, Aesthetics
Source: folio
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by Darren Hardy
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Topics: Leadership, Success, Self-help techniques
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by Yalom, Irvin D., 1931-
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Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, Breuer, Josef, 1842-1925, Psychotherapist and patient,...
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Topics: Cho, Yong-gi, 1936-, Holy Spirit, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Gifts, Spiritual, Pentecostalism
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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
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by Sundgaard, Arnold, 1909-2006; Carle, Eric, ill
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"Kohl's cares for kids. 100% of the net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to support health and educational opportunities for children in the communities we serve."--p. [4] Cover
Topics: Individuality, Sheep, Butterflies
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by Sanderson, Brandon
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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Topic: Fantasy
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Topics: Bible, Christian life, Conduct of life
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Williams, Garth
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"First Scholastic printing, Feb. 1993"--P. [32]
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Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers
Topics: Women plantation owners, Mothers and sons, African Americans, Slaves
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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 Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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Topic: Electric machinery
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Topics: Color, Astrology, Numerology
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by Neil Strauss
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A Junior Library Guild selection
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Topics: Middle schools, Schools, Families, Diaries, Middle schools, Schools, Family life, Diaries, Humorous...
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
Topic: Fantasy
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by Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004
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In Plato's cave -- America, seen through photographs, darkly -- Melancholy objects -- The heroism of vision -- Photographic evangels -- The image-world -- A brief anthology of quotations
Topic: Photography, Artistic
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by Nurnberg, Maxwell W; Rosenblum, Morris
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Includes index
Topics: English language, Vocabulary