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Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Wilkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World

Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Wilkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World

by Charles Peters

When American Politics Worked

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 8 hours ago

I came to Charles Peters' study "Five Days in Philadelphia" (2005) after reading Steve Neal's biography of Wendell Willkie, "Dark Horse" I wanted to learn more about the fascinating and now almost ... More

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Dark Horse (PB)

Dark Horse (PB)

by Steve Neal

Wendell Willkie Remembered

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 8 hours ago

Many years ago, I became fascinated with Wendell Willkie (1892 -- 1944) by reading "They Also Ran", Irving Stone's famous book about defeated presidential candidates. Willkie's story inspired me ... More

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The Existential Jesus

The Existential Jesus

by John Carroll

Intriguing but marred by relentless anti-Judaism

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2out of 5 by Gideon1980 12 hours ago

Despite an intriguing introductory chapter (titled The Enigma of Being), the odour of anti-Judaism hangs heavy over the rest of the book. Jesus is portrayed as a bad-tempered self-hating Jew, and the ... More

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Kizilkar

Kizilkar

by George Robert Elford

Dumb and disappointing

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1out of 5 by BOOKHUNTER 13 hours ago

For anyone who read Devil's Guard and is hoping to find something similar, this book is another world, with none of the subtlety and detail and surprise that was in Devil's Guard. This book reads ... More

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The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class--And What We Can Do about It

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class--And What We Can Do about It

by Richard Florida, PhD

Fantastic insights

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5out of 5 by BOOKHUNTER 14 hours ago

Real estate prices in Sydney Australia are going thru the roof and on facebook people blame Chinese investors and the Australian government and greedy this and greedy that, but there are other forces ... More

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Second Space: New Poems

Second Space: New Poems

by Czeslaw Milosz

Milosz' Second Space

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 18 hours ago

"Second Space" is a collection of thirty-two poems on religious themes by Czeslaw Milosz (1911 -- 2004) written when the poet was in his 90s. The poems are heavily autobiographical in tone, ... More

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Secret Courts: Child Protection or Child Abuse? How and Why 'The System' Is Failing Our Children!

Secret Courts: Child Protection or Child Abuse? How and Why 'The System' Is Failing Our Children!

by Joe Burns

Well researched and written. Uncompromising!

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5out of 5 by Don 1 day ago

Your worst fears about Child Protection have been realized and documented in this book. The author writes, not as a victim, but as an observer and reporter of what has happened to others. This book ... More

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Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

by Devery S Anderson

A New Study Of The Murder Of Emmitt Till

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Emmett Till was a 14 year old African American from Chicago who in August, 1955, was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Till and some companions visited a small grocery story where Till ... More

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Teach Yourself Arabic

Teach Yourself Arabic

by Jack Smart

Great book

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5out of 5 by Dacian 1 day ago

Amazing book! Great method of learning and a lot of vocabulary. More

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Mastering Arabic

Mastering Arabic

by Jane Wightwick

Beautiful

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5out of 5 by Dacian 1 day ago

Amazing quality! Very well kept, quick delivery. Awesome book! More

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History of the Arabs

History of the Arabs

by Philip Khuri Hitti

Amazing

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5out of 5 by Dacian 1 day ago

An awesome book. Amazingly well kept. So happy with my choice! More

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Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character

Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character

by Claude S Fischer

Continuity And Change In America

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Claude Fischer's recent book, "Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character" (2010) examines American life from colonial days to the present to explore whether there is a ... More

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Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

by Jenny Walker

Awesome

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5out of 5 by Dacian 2 days ago

Lonely Planet Guides are awesome by definition. This one is very well made and in great condition.
And I love the older versions of the guides. More

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Lonely Planet Middle East

Lonely Planet Middle East

by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Sofia Barbarani

Great

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5out of 5 by Dacian 2 days ago

Lonely Planet Guides are awesome by definition. This one is very well made and in great condition. More

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Antitheus

Antitheus

by G a Minton

Literary Titan

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3out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

A short, yet deliciously terrifying read can be found between the covers of Antitheus by G.A. Minton. A secluded inn, a group of religious leaders on a retreat and a well-timed blizzard set the stage ... More

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Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization

Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization

by Nancy Holder

The extra details

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5out of 5 by MoonWillow83 2 days ago

As a fan of the movie first I knew the book would have details that the movie did not. More

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Holderlin: A Play in Two Acts

Holderlin: A Play in Two Acts

by Peter Weiss

Weiss' Holderlin

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Best-known for his plays, "Marat/Sade" and "The Investigation", the playwright and novelist Peter Weiss (1916 -- 1982), wrote a two-act play in 1971-1972 based upon the life of the German romantic ... More

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Little Prisoners: A Tragic Story of Siblings Trapped in a World of Abuse and Suffering

Little Prisoners: A Tragic Story of Siblings Trapped in a World of Abuse and Suffering

by Casey Watson

Sad

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1out of 5 by rogle 3 days ago

Casey Watson is too fond of swearing & taking The Lord's name in vain. It spoils her books. More

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The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal

The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal

by Casey Watson

Good foster-caring

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1out of 5 by rogle 3 days ago

Casey Watson's books have too much swearing and taking the Lord's name in vain. It spoils what would be an affecting story. More

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Fundamentals of Python: First Programs

Fundamentals of Python: First Programs

by Kenneth A Lambert

NOT BOOK IN PICTURE AND NOT ISBN NUMBER

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1out of 5 by Ralph T 3 days ago

Seller included the ISBN number of the book in the picture,, but the actual ISBN number is different and the book content is different. Seller sent pic of the actual cover asking if it was ok but ... More

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The Kingdom

The Kingdom

by Robert Lacey

Great quality

5out of 5 by Dacian 3 days ago

The book arrived in less than a week and is in awesome condition. Taking into account it is from the 1980s I am amazed it is this well kept.
Definitely worth checking out! More

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Ultimate Gay Erotica

Ultimate Gay Erotica

by Jesse Grant (Editor)

the usual cliches, but.....

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3out of 5 by apollo 3 days ago

The number of situations in which two men are propelled into sexual situations should be indefinite, but some of the same old ones are repeated in this book. There are a few places where human ... More

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Her Mother's Hope

Her Mother's Hope

by Francine Rivers

Women's stories brought to life through the decade

5out of 5 by Jen60 3 days ago

Her Mother's Hope is a fascinating story about a young Swiss woman named Marta who endures many hardships but never loses her pluck and determination or her dreams. She makes unconventional choices ... More

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Catholic Study Bible-NABRE

Catholic Study Bible-NABRE

by Donald Senior, C.P. (Editor)

Terrible condition - condition specified was a lie

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1out of 5 by Bryan H 3 days ago

The binding of the book was broken and front cover is about to come off. If that is a book in very good condition I'm Peter Pan. More

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