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Secret Societies: Inside the World's Most Notorious Organizations

John Lawrence Reynolds

Furnishes the behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of the world's most notorious secret societies, chronicling the origins and history, initiations and rituals, beliefs and activities, secret signs, members, and influence of the Freemasons, ...

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The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal

Desmond Morris

Examines sex, child rearing, fighing, feeding habits, and exploration of man in anattempt to establish bonds with the animal kingdom

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My Friend Leonard

James Frey

A personal account about the author's relationship with Leonard, the father figurefrom A Million Little Pieces, recounts how Leonard helped him recover from ...

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Moral Disorder and Other Stories

Margaret Atwood

This is vintage Atwood, writing at the height of her powers. From the Hardcover edition.

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My Work Is Not Yet Done

Thomas Ligotti

Destined to be a cult classic, this tale of corporate horror and demonic retribution will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been disgruntled at work.

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Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

Garth Stein

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bringtogether the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between ...

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Capoeira 100: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques

Gerard Taylor

2. Ginga. 2. Movement This illustrates how the same technique can be done in a high or low position. Here the player keeps his arms largely to the fore, his legs are very bent throughout the cycle, his torso sways from left to right, and he stays ...

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Of Human Bondage (Bantam Classics)

W. Somerset Maugham, Jane Smiley



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The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan

Robert Shea



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Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life

Barbara Markway, Sifu Gregory Markway, Gregory Markway



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POWER AND TERROR: Post-9/11 Talks and Interviews

Avram Noam Chomsky

In Power & Terror, the author presents his latest thoughts on terrorism, US foreign policy, and the meaning and true impact of militarism in the world today.

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Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

Ann Coulter

In the follow-up to Slander, a leading conservative thinker offers a scathing critique of the patriotism of the American left, re-examining the history of the ...

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Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth

Gitta Sereny

A profile of Albert Speer is based on his personal letters and writings, as well as personal interviews, and details his unhappy childhood, friendship with ...

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The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Edition

J.R.R. Tolkien

Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.

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The Stranger Beside Me

Ann Rule

Tells the story of Ted Bundy, a brilliant law student executed for killing three women,who confessed to killing thirty-five others, from the perspective of the ...

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The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (Penguin Social Sciences)

Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann

This book is concerned with the sociology of 'everything that passes for knowledgein society', and particularly with that 'common-sense knowledge' that ...

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Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz

Over the course of two shattering days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an oddball assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying ...

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Nervous: A Novel

Zane

Struggling with a split personality that renders her shy and repressed on one side andpromiscuous and brazen on the other, Jonquinette seeks psychiatric ...

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Waking with Enemies (Gideon Trilogy 2)

Eric Jerome Dickey

Walking with the man who had been her partner onstage. I could put him in the dirt before he realized what was going on. But I only wanted her. ...

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Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You

Ray Bradbury

Om kunsten at, og glæden ved at skrive.

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The Smiths: Songs That Saved Your Life

Simon Goddard

This is the most in-depth examination of The Smiths' recording career everassembled, revealing lost songs and alternate versions which have remained closely ...

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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Brian Greene

Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics

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Hodd

Adam Thorpe



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The Book of Imaginary Beings

Jorge Luis Borges, Margarita Guerrero



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'A Good Man is Hard to Find': Flannery O'Connor (Women Writers : Text and Contexts)



More than anything else O'Connor ever wrote, this story mixes the comedy, violence, and religious concerns that characterize her fiction.This casebook for the ...

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Crossover (Riftworld)

Bill McCay



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Prozac Nation (Movie Tie-In)

Elizabeth Wurtzel

A memoir of sex, drugs, and depression indicts an overmedicated America as it chroniclesthe fortunes of a Harvard educated child of divorce who lived in the ...

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Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller

First, you forgot to close the toilet door and so all night it makes ... And you forgot to put out the milk bottle! Always you will put out the milk bottle ...

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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

J. K. Rowling



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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Originally published as a series of single stories for Strand Magazine in the late 1890s, Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes combines all 12 of the ...

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Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened

Torey Hayden

A psychotherapist presents three cases of abuse surviviors, with discussions of thetreatment that helped each patient to overcome their trauma and make a full ...

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

A comprehensive collection of the verse of Langston Huges contains 860 poems, including three hundred that have never appeared in book form, is arranged ...

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Be Here Now

Ram Dass

A social scientist recreates his search for expanded consciousness, through the psychedelia of LSD to the final calm and inner wisdom of Rajah Yoga

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas



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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Hunter S. Thompson

Records the experiences of a free-lance writer who embarked on a zany journey into the drug culture

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The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: Wizard's First Rule, Blood of the Fold ,Stone of Tears

Terry Goodkind

His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thunderingviolence.In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere ...

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage)

Barack Obama

The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address ...

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The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)

F. A. Hayek

With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek.

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Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Besides she is not that sort at all. ... teaching her the integral calculus; upon my soul, I'm not joking, I'm in earnest, it'll be just the same to her. ...

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The Metamorphosis (Bloom's Guides)



An overview of "The Metamorphosis" features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical essays ...

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This Thing of Darkness

Harry Thompson



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When You Can You Will: Why You Can't Always Do What You Want to Do...and What to Do About It

Lynne Bernfield

The author, a therapist, says that lack of change is the desire to protect ourselves, and she states her case that change will come only when the person is ...

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Gilead: A Novel

Marilynne Robinson

In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life. Gilead is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons

George R. R. Martin



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Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle

George R.R. Martin

It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries “Game of Thrones.” This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

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Assassins Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy 1)



Voyager Classics – timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of Assassin’s Apprentice, the first book in the critically acclaimed Farseer Trilogy.

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Choke

Chuck Palahniuk

Medical school dropout Victor Mancini comes up with a complicated but ingenious scam to pay for his mother's elder care--pretend to be choking in a restaurant ...

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What Evolution Is

Ernst Mayr

Provides a thorough overview of historical and contemporary theories of evolution,discusses key concepts and terms, and argues that our understanding of ...

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Doce cuentos peregrinos

Gabriel Garcia Marquez



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