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Chicken Soup for Veteran's Soul: Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veterans
Jack L. Canfield
1558749373
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This self-help-guide-cum-tribute to veterans will appeal to wide readership (approximately 27 million Americans are veterans), just as so many other entries in Canfield and Hansen's blockbuster series have. Slagter founder of Veteran Stories Inc., "a corporation dedicated to honoring veterans from all wars and all branches of service" and the soul-soothing duo have recruited a strong lineup of contributors, among them Sen. John McCain, Bob Hope, Charles Kuralt (their names are on the cover as contributors), Secretary of State Colin Powell, Sen. Daniel Inouye and 75 others; and Walter Cronkite checks in with a blurb on the back of the book. Ranging from the terrifying ("I was blind, stunned, in pain, bleeding profusely and very much alone" at the controls of an attack plane over North Korea, recounts Kenneth A....


Spalding's World Tour: The Epic Adventure that Took Baseball Around the Globe - And Made It America's Game
Mark Lamster
1586483110
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lamster paints a picture of sporting goods icon Albert Goodwill Spalding at the end of the nineteenth century, suited up and on a mission to spread the American gospel of baseball (and expand his business opportunities in the process). For six months in 1888, Spalding and two baseball teams went on a globe-spanning goodwill tour, endorsed by President Cleveland, to introduce the national American sport to the world. As Spalding books a convoy of camels to carry the touring group to the pyramids in Egypt and attempts to hire out the Coliseum in Rome, his grandiloquent business sense is rendered in all its color and force. Lamster's descriptions are careful and precise, but overly detailed scenes can become tiresome-from a sumptuous gala at Delmonico's in New York to Clicquot toasts in Australia with the mayor of...


Monkey See, Monkey Do
Marc Gave
0785703624
Feb 1993
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Rhyming text relates the antics of monkeys that play all day. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Monkey See, Monkey Do (Hello Reader! Series)
Marc Gave
0590458019
February 1993
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Rhyming text relates the antics of monkeys that play all day.


Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying
RAM Dass
1573228710
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
After being introduced for a lecture, Ram Dass eschewed the stairs and, from his front row seat, leapt up on to the stage--or tried to, anyway, but age and gravity brought him crashing back to earth. Like other baby boomers, Ram Dass has learned the hard way that aging is unkind to the body. But he has also learned that it can be an opportunity for growth. While others begin to devalue you, you can reconnect with the spiritual, grow into wisdom, and create value for yourself. In Still Here, Ram Dass offers a philosophy for aging that teaches us how to diminish our suffering despite the aches, pains, and limitations of age. This becomes possible when we step away from the ego-self and into the soul-self, where we can witness our thoughts and emotions and evaluate their effects on us. If aging has brought challenges to Ram...


We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L. A. Punk
Marc Spitz
0609807749
November 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
For years, West Coast punks have been ardently arguing for some much-deserved respect. Though the L.A. punk scene had a late start, it has turned out more relevant bands in the last two decades than the communities in New York and London combined. There's only been one roadblock in L.A.'s way until now, there hasn't been a book. Spitz, senior contributing writer at SPIN magazine, and Mullen, founder of the seminal Masque club that fostered many of the bands covered here, have fashioned a long-overdue oral history along the lines of Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's Please Kill Me, Gotham punk's definitive history. Starting in 1971 with Jim Morrison and the glitter rock invasion and ending in 1981 with the Go-Go's commercial success, this book presents raw quotations from vital scenesters, promoters, and...


Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain
Ron Powers
0306810867
October 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow," opined Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). Here, Powers (The Cruel Radiance) follows Twain's genius to its source, illuminating both the sorrow and the exhilaration of a boyhood that provided a lifetime of inspiration. The saga, framed by two anecdotes from Twain's old age, begins with the westward journeys of his grandparents and parents and the arrival of the Clemens family in Missouri just before his birth in 1835 ("I do not remember just when, for I was not then born and cared nothing for such things," remarked Twain). It ends with the death of his brother Henry in 1858. Young Sam's life was a m?lange of horrors, pleasures and difficulties. He was haunted, among other things, by a distant father who moved ever closer to bankruptcy while pursuing dreams of...


Valverde's Gold: In Search of the Last Great Inca Treasure
Mark Honigsbaum
031242518X
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Journalist and historian Honigsbaum was on a research trip in 2000 to Baños, Ecuador, when he heard an intriguing tale: in a cave somewhere in the mountains northeast of Baños, a hoard of gold originally intended as part of the ransom for Inca emperor Atahualpa was said to have been hidden in 1533, and a document known as Valverde's Guide indicated how to find it. Fascinated, Honigsbaum pored through archives; the more he read, the more complex the story became. His recounting of his journey of discovery, about the guides and maps (there turn out to be many), is deliciously detailed and dense, as satisfying as any mystery, since he's genuinely stymied by the riddles he finds. His cast includes a botanist who harvests microscopic orchids resembling bumblebees, an aging Ecuadoran playboy who drinks...


Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital
Mark Andersen
1888451440
June 2003
Paperback
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Washington Post
"A truly compelling narrative . . . a powerful piece of cultural reporting."

MOJO
"For anyone interested in the power of independent music, this is an overdue insight into a vibrant, homegrown scene."

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Who Gave You the Right
Mark A. Neau
0974297909
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Christian, Inspirational

About the Author
Who Gave You The Right? is a book written(with the guidance and wisdom of God through the Holy Spirit)about one man's walk with God through a living hell. In the beginning author Mark Neau writes about his father's suicide and the dramatic change for the worse it brought to his family. Growing bitter with life, Mark turned away from God, becoming involved with drugs and eventually becoming the vice-president of a motorcycle gang. What changed a man so full of hate and bitterness? Jesus.


Who Gave You the Right
Mark A. Neau
0974297917
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Christian, Inspirational

About the Author
Who Gave You The Right is a book written (with the guidance and wisdom of God through the Holy Spirit) about one man's walk with God through a living hell. In the beginning, author Mark Neau writes about his father's suicide and the dramatic change for the worse it brought to his family. Growing bitter with life, Mark turned away from God, becoming involved with drugs and eventually becoming the vice-president of a motor-cycle gang. What changed a man so full of hate and bitterness? Jesus.

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