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jacket/cover - click for larger view 100 successful college application essays
compiled and edited by members of the staff of The Harvard Independent
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These are the essays that helped their authors gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Wellesley, Pomona, and other outstanding schools -- followed by invaluable comments by experts in admissions, placement, and college counseling at some of the best learning institutions around the country
2013; 285 p.; isbn:9780451417619 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Gardening for the birds : how to create a bird-friendly backyard
George Adams
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2013; 444 p.; isbn:9781604694093 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Cotton tenants : three families
James Agee ; [photographs by] Walker Evans ; edited by John Summers ; preface by Adam Haslett.
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In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The origins of Agee and Evan's famous collaboration date back to an assignment for Fortune magazine, which sent them to Alabama in the summer ...
2013; 224 p.; isbn:1612192122 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Saturday night widows : the adventures of six friends remaking their lives
Becky Aikman.
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Describes the author's experiences as a young widow and the pivotal relationships she forged with five other widows, recounting the stories of their losses and bravery as exchanged throughout a year of monthly Saturday night meetings.
2013; 337 p.; isbn:0307590437 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Syrian rebellion
Fouad Ajami
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In The Syrian Rebellion, Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and the differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar, Ajami explains how an irresistible force clashed with an immovable object: the regime versus people who conquered ...
240 p; isbn:9780817915049 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Ancient Israel : the former prophets : Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings : a translation with commentary
Robert Alter.
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Chronicles the ancient history of Israel and its prophets, from Samson to Elijah.
2013; 852 p.; isbn:0393082695 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The American Heritage Roget's Thesaurus

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2013; 907 p.; isbn:9780547964065 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view These few precious days : the final year of Jack with Jackie
Christopher Andersen
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An account of Jack and Jackie Kennedy's final year together reveals details of their complex marriage, including rumored infidelities, the president's hidden medical problems, and the tragic death of their infant son
2013; 324 p.; isbn:9781476732329 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Kinship : it's all relative
by Jackie Smith Arnold
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2012; 144 p; isbn:9780806319537 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth
Reza Aslan
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296 p; isbn:9781400069224 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Run to the roar : coaching to overcome fear
Paul Assaiante and James Zug
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2012; 247 p.; isbn:1591844711 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The world is a carpet : four seasons in an Afghan village
Anna Badkhen.
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"An unforgettable portrait of a place and a people shaped by centuries of art, trade, and war. In the middle of the salt-frosted Afghan desert, in a village so remote that Google can't find it, a woman squats on top of a loom, making flowers bloom in the thousand threads she knots by hand. Here, where heroin is cheaper than rice, every day is a ...
2013; 271 p; isbn:1594488320 More Information

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