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Marie Curie
by Ibi Lepscky

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Great Science Resource for teachers and parents. A wonderful book for elementary school children of all ages. Increases reading awareness, fluency, basic decoding, reading comprehension while learning about a woman scientist who made great advances in science!
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Limited Editions Club issue with green cloth boards has black and gilt picture on front board, and black and gilt lettering on spine; illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton; introduction by Edward Wagenknecht; editorial note by Willis Wager
Nelson: The Essential Hero (Wordsworth Military Library)
by , Ernle Dusgate Selby Bra...

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Horatio Nelson is considered by some to be one of the most inspiring and perplexing characters in history. In this biography of Horatio Nelson, Ernle Bradford discusses Nelson's own battles, but also looks at naval warfare of the period in general. The author describes the strategies, the tactics, the ponderous ship-to-ship bombardments, the terrifying injuries, as well as Nelson's policy of annihilation of the opposing fleet, making the point that Nelson regarded the escape of a single enemy ship as a failure.
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The extraordinary life story of one of the greatest entertainers in the world. Tom Jones grew up in a tiny South Wales mining village and shot to superstardom with hits such as 'It's Not Unusual' and 'Delilah'. Now a millionaire living in Los Angeles, Tom Jones has maintained his huge popularity over four decades, culminating in his new status as an icon of twenty-first century cool and winner of the coveted Brit Award for Best Male Vocalist in 2000. Robin Eggar has talked to friends, family, business associates, and to Tom himself, and builds a rounded portrait of a pop legend, the sixtysomething sex symbol with a fantastic voice whose life is still completely dedicated to singing.
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A fascinating account of the strangely successful 'open' marriage of Harold Nicolson & Vita Sackville-West, from Vita's own writings and her son Nigel from papers & letter, diaries found after her death.
Join Me
by Danny Wallace

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Join Me - Wallace, Danny - Ebury Press
Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City
by Andrew Kirtzman

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July 14, 2000

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<p>For three surreal weeks in the spring of 2000, Rudy Giuliani held the nation in suspense as he agonized over whether to continue in the race for the U.S. Senate against Hillary Clinton. He'd been diagnosed with cancer; his marriage was crumbling amid reports of an extramarital affair; his wife tearfully lashed out at him in public. It was an excruciating private crisis played out before a national audience, and by the time Giuliani finally announced his decision in an extraordinary public performance, the world was again captivated by the drama centering around this unusual man.</p><p>This is the story of Rudy Giuliani's rise to power, from the moment he and a small squad of ex-prosecutors set out to capture New York City's mayoralty in 1989 to the dramatic turning point in his race against the First Lady of the United States.</p><p>When Giuliani took over as mayor in 1994, New York was slowly sinking into an abyss of deteriorating living conditions: It was the crime capital of the country, described by <em>Time</em> magazine as "The Rotting Apple"; it was filthy and dangerous, its streets and terminals overtaken by armies of homeless people. The city was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy again. Polls showed most New Yorkers wanted out.</p><p>The public would soon get a taste of Giuliani's style. Each week brought a new brawl, with the new mayor egging his adversaries on. He threw Yasir Arafat out of Lincoln Center and sparked an international incident; he tried to evict the Brooklyn Museum after its directors staged an exhibition he deemed sacrilegious; he battled the Mafia, liberals, and leaders of his own party. The mayor snarled at the very mention of his critics -- and their numbers seemed to grow by the hour.</p><p>Some viewed him as a savior; others called him a tyrant. But by the force of his will and little more, this man with no experience in municipal government ended up changing the face of his city.</p><p>In this riveting portrait of his mayoralty, Andrew Kirtzman tells the story of Giuliani's zealous crusade to clean up, control, and shape New York City. Based on interviews with more than two hundred of the mayor's closest aides and fiercest adversaries -- and the author's own experience covering him for eight years -- <em>Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City</em> tells the behind-the-scenes story of his reign.</p><p>Is Rudy Giuliani a hero, a danger, or both? What's it worth to be led by a strong man? How much power are we willing to give one person? <em>Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City</em> offers some answers as it tells the tale of one man's historic rise -- in all its dramatic, outrageous, and ultimately poignant detail.</p>
John Major
by Nesta Wyn Ellis

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Book is used and has been withdrawn from service from a Library. Book has a Library Binding and the usual Library Stamps, Stickers, Card Holder, Library Markings. May or May Not have a Dust Jacket.
Don't Fall Off the Mountain
by Shirley Maclaine

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"I've always felt that I would never develop into a really fine actress because I cared more  about life beyond the camera than the life in front  of it. Over the years my search became broader and  broader. After two months on a picture my car  seemed to veer toward the airport of its own accord. I  still loved acting and enjoyed it. I was a  professional, but basically I was more interested in the  people I played than the movies I played them  in... " -- Shirley MacLaine.<br><br>An  outspoken thinker, a keen observer, a truly  independent woman, Shirley MacLaine takes us on a  remarkable journey into her life and her inner self. From  her Virginia roots, to stardom, marriage,  motherhood and her enlightening travels to mysterious  corners of the world, her story is exciting and  poetic, moving and humorous-the varied and life-changing  experiences of a talented, intelligent and  extraordinary woman.