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Alistair MacLean: A Life
by Jack Webster

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The Gene Autry Book
by David Rothel

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293 page, softcover book. Everything you ever wanted to know about America's favorite Singing cowboy, Gene Autry.
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Life's first question, and one left imperfectly answered throughout the days of most of us, is who am I?, with its corollaries, how did I get here? and what am I supposed to do now? A Childhood in the Milky Way is one man's approach to these mysteries. The answer, I am a poet, leads David Brendan Hopes into an exploration of what it means, in America, at the end of the twentieth century, to be a poet, to be a professional provider of visionary alternative to established reality. Furthermore, A Childhood in the Milky Way investigates what sort of poet it could have been who arose from the Industrial-soon to be post-Industrial-ethnically jumbled, socially troubled, aesthetically impoverished milieu of Akron, Ohio, in the late 50s and 60s, when the last thing on anybody's mind was poetry, and well-nigh the first thing was the compulsion not to be conspicuous. This book follows the way by which the author, conspicuous by nature, almost succeeds in disappearing into imaginary worlds of peculiar beauty, and behind the curtain of homegrown religious mysticism. Funny and dramatic by turns, A Childhood in the Milky Way delivers a view of a special childhood in one corner, at least, of that galaxy, where the going is rough and the people by turns rough, naive, fanciful, full of inarticulate desire, sometimes haunted by the voices of angels and of bards.
A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland
by Tom Brokaw

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November 05, 2002

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<b><b>Reflections on America and the American experience as he has lived and observed it by the bestselling author of <i>The Greatest Generation,</i> whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years</b><br><br></b>From his parents’ life in the Thirties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and on the prairies of South Dakota in the Forties, into his early journalism career in the Fifties and the tumultuous Sixties, up to the present, this personal story is a reflection on America in our time. Tom Brokaw writes about growing up and coming of age in the heartland, and of the family, the people, the culture and the values that shaped him then and still do today. <br><br>His father, Red Brokaw, a genius with machines, followed the instincts of Tom’s mother Jean, and took the risk of moving his small family from an Army base to Pickstown, South Dakota, where Red got a job as a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers’ project building the Ft. Randall dam along the Missouri River. Tom Brokaw describes how this move became the pivotal decision in their lives, as the Brokaw family, along with others after World War II, began to live out the American Dream: community, relative prosperity, middle class pleasures and good educations for their children. <br><br>“Along the river and in the surrounding hills, I had a Tom Sawyer boyhood,” Brokaw writes; and as he describes his own pilgrimage as it unfolded—from childhood to love, marriage, the early days in broadcast journalism, and beyond—he also reflects on what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it. <br><br><b>Praise for <i>A Long Way from Home</i></b><br><br>“[A] love letter to the . . . people and places that enriched a ‘Tom Sawyer boyhood.’ Brokaw . . . has a knack for delivering quirky observations on small-town life. . . . Bottom line: Tom’s terrific.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br><br> “Breezy and straightforward . . . much like the assertive TV newsman himself.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br><br> “Brokaw writes with disarming honesty.”<b>—<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i></b><br><br> “Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers.”<b>—<i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i></b>
All Creatures Great and Small
by James Herriot

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April 15, 1998

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<p>Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants-- four-legged and otherwise-- with the world's best-loved animal doctor.</p><p>For over 25 years-- since <i>All Creatures Great and Small</i> was first published-- readers have delighted to the storytelling genius of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian whose fascinating vignettes brim with the wonder of life, animal and human.</p><p>Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories of his first years as a country vet perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal-- and they intimately portray a man whose humor, compassion , and love of life are truly inspiring.</p>
The World's Greatest Mistakes
by Nigel Blundell

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A collection of true accounts of mistakes down the ages, ranging from the funny to the tragic and the farcical.
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In the late 1980s, a female baby elephant was born on the plains of Southern Africa. In a "cull," her family was slaughtered. Only the newborn female's life was spared. Terrified and bewildered the young elephant was transported to America to be sold.<br><br> Bob Norris is a cowboy with an enormous empathy for animals. Handsome as a movie star, he was the Marlboro Man, with his face appearing on billboards around the world. But something was missing. When the hurt, vulnerable little elephant, Amy, came into his life, an incredible bond between the most unlikely of friends was forged.<br><br> Bob adopted Amy and through close observation, gentle training, humor, and endless perseverance, this accomplished horseman gradually coaxed Amy into overcoming her mistrust of humans, and her fear of the world. Amy became a beloved member of the Norris family, and partner to the ranch hands, but Bob knew from the start that the ultimate goal was for Amy to regain her confidence "and" her independence - even, if it were possible, to go back to the savannahs of Africa.<br><br> Amy may have left the cowboy's life, but she never left his heart. "The Cowboy and His Elephant" is a story of mutual friendship, of genuine love and compassion, and foremost, this is an American story with roots that run deep in the values and traditions of the American West.
On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel
by Tony Cohan

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January 09, 2001

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An American writer and his wife find a new home—and a new lease on life—in the charming sixteenth-century hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.<br><br>When Los Angeles novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife, Masako, visited central Mexico one winter they fell under the spell of a place where the pace of life is leisurely, the cobblestone streets and sun-splashed plazas are enchanting, and the sights and sounds of daily fiestas fill the air. Awakened to needs they didn’t know they had, they returned to California, sold their house and cast off for a new life in San Miguel de Allende. <b>On Mexican Time</b> is Cohan's evocatively written memoir of how he and his wife absorb the town's sensual ambiance, eventually find and refurbish a crumbling 250-year-old house, and become entwined in the endless drama of Mexican life. Brimming with mystery, joy, and hilarity, <b>On Mexican Time</b> is a stirring, seductive celebration of another way of life—a tale of Americans who, finding a home in Mexico, find themselves anew.