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John Bonham

by Mick Bonham

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March 1, 2006
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9781904915119
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217pp. In 1980, John Bonham, considered one of the greatest drummers of all time, died under tragic circumstances. Two months later, a simple letter signed by fellow band members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones stated that Bonham could not be replaced. After nine multi-million-selling albums and record-breaking world tours, Led Zeppelin came to an abrupt and premature… Read more
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My Dark Places

by James Ellroy

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1996
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9780712675888
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Signed by the author on the full title page. Sound clean hc in unclipped dust jacket. Nonfiction autobiographical writing about the unsolved murder of the author's mother in 1958, when James Ellroy was 10 years old, his mother's body was found in a run-down town near Los Angeles. The murderer was never found; the case remains unsolved. This remarkable book--part… Read more
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From Home to Home:

by A.S. Hill

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2008
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Very Good-
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9781894974561
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Peppered with lively stories, literary references, and pithy observations on the emerging culture and future development of the Dominion of Canada, this 19th century travelogue is a remarkable and authentic slice of history. 256 pages.
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The Right Way On:

by W. H. T. Olive

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Published
1999
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9781894254045
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W H T Olive's memoir is his record of the year he spend as 'manager of the boats' for the Bennett Lake & Klondyke Navigation Company in the Yukon Gold Rush of 1898.
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Letters from High Latitudes

by Lord Dufferin

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June 1989
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9780850363876
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In 1856 Lord Dufferin, a young Anglo-Irish peer, commissioned the schooner Foam and sailed to the Arctic. The lively style and humour of his account of the voyage won instant success and the book became a Victorian best-seller.
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Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of an Artist

by Emily Carr

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Published
1986
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9780772516176
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In the authors notebooks, she chronicled her philosophy of art, her critics of her own work and others', her hopes and fears. She also wrote of the subjects she painted - the sea, sky and forests of BC. A personal and passionate manifesto of an extraordinary artist.
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Reflections and Shadows

by Saul; Buzzi, Aldo Steinberg

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July 2, 2002
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9780375505713
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Late in life, working with his close friend the writer Aldo Buzzi, Steinberg prepared this memoir, which describes his childhood and artistic education in Romania, his arrest in wartime Italy and subsequent flight to America, a country that both enthralled and appalled him.
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Reflections and Shadows

by Saul Steinberg

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May 30, 2002
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9780713995855
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Late in life, working with his close friend the writer Aldo Buzzi, Steinberg prepared this memoir. It describes his childhood and artistic education in Romania, his arrest in wartime Italy, and subsequent flight to America, a country that both enthralled and appalled him.
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The Road from Coorain

by Jill Ker Conway

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1990-08-11
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9780679724360
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Girlhood in Australia growing up on a sheep-farm. Wonderfully written memoir. She eventually moves tothe U.S.A. and becomes the president of Smith College. From the shelter of a protective family, to the lessons of tragedy and independence, this is an indelible portrait of a harsh and beautiful country and the inspiring story of a remarkable woman's life.
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Without Reservations The Travels of an Independent Woman

by Alice Steinbach

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March 12, 2002
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9780375758454
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...but who was she away from the people and things that defined her? In this book, the author searches for the answer to that question in some of the most beautiful and exciting places in the world: Paris, where she finds a soul mate;Oxford, where she takes a course on the English village;Milan where she befriends a young woman about… Read more
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The Year of Magical Thinking

by Joan Didion

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2007-02-13
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9781400078431
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A stunning book of electric honesty and passion, the author explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. 228 pages.
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Where I Was From

by Joan Didion

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2004-09-14
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9780679752868
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Combining history and reportage, memoir and literary criticism, this volume explores California's romances with land and water; its unacknowledged debts to railroads, aerospace, and big government; the disjunction between its code of individualism and its fetish for prisons, predators, robber barons, or writers, the author is an unparalled observer, and her book is at once intellectually provocative and deeply personal.
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Blue Nights

by Joan Didion

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2012-05-29
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9780307387387
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Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband,John Gregory Dunne, and her daughter, Quintana Roo, this is an intensely personal and moving account of her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding motherhood, illness, and growing old. 188 pages.
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The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

by Helene Hanff

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2002
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9781894572668
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Includes the epilogue laid in.
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I'll Tell You A Secret A Memory Of Seven Summers

by Anne Coleman

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October 11, 2005
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9780771022791
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Coming of age in the 1950s
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Our Life With Mr Gurdjieff

by Thomas and Olga de Hartmann

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Published
1983
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9780060618650
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This is the intimate, enlightening account of the years that Russian composer Thomas de Hartmann and his wife Olga, spent as pupils and confidants of the influential spiritual teacher G I Gurdjieff, and association that lasted from 1917 through 1929. 158 pages.
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Roughing It in the Bush

by Susanna Moodie

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January 1, 1962
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9780771091315
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Here is a frank and unvarnished account of the author's experience trying to build a homestead in Upper Canada - the relentless toil to clear a few acres of land, the rough society and common 'debauchery', the isolation of living far from the accustomed comforts of civilization. Yet here too, leavened by Moodie's ever-present sense of humour and eye for… Read more
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Running in the Family

by Michael Ondaatje

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2011-08-09
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9780307401199
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The author's story of his family is a journey through memory and imagination to reconstruct the carefree life his parents and grandparents once led. Recollected experience and legendary family scandals kaleidoscope to give us a portrait of a lost time and place, rich with eccentric characters and captivating scene set against colonial empire in decline.9
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Through the Children's Gate

by Adam Gopnik

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October 10, 2006
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9781400041817
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Not long after his return to New York City from Paris, the fabric of living is rent by the events of 9/11, but like a magic garment will reweave itself, reviving normalcy in a world where Jewish jokes mingle with debates about the problem of consciousness, the price of real estate, and the meaning of modern art. Along the way,… Read more
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Paris to the Moon

by Adam Gopnik

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2001-09-11
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9780375758232
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In 1995, the author, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York city for the urbane glamour of Paris. In the grand tradition of Stein, Hemingway, Baldwin, and Liebling, Gopnik set out to enjoy the storied existence of an American in Paris - walks down the paths of the Tuileries, philosophical discussions in… Read more
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