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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the GED 5-Subject Crash Course Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781615641413
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Published: Alpha - August 7th, 2012

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people who did not finish high school study to take the battery of GED examinations. A GED diploma opens up a new level of career, education, and compensation opportunities for them. This crash course helps them get up to speed quickly on the five major subject areas they will be tested on, and gives them test-taking practice and hints.


Merriam-Webster's Essential Learner's English Dictionary Cover Image
By Merriam-Webster (Manufactured by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780877798569
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Published: Merriam-Webster - May 2010

An all-new affordable dictionary designed to help students learn spoken and written English as it is actually used. More than 54,000 words and phrases. Coverage of both U.S. and British English and their differences. More than 15,000 idioms, collocations and commonly used phrases from American and British English. Clarifies definitions with over 74,000 example sentences and phrases.


The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307382474
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Published: Broadway Books - May 14th, 2013

WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483295
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 2nd, 2008

Winner of:
The Pulitzer Prize
The National Book Critics Circle Award
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize
Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year


Drown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573226066
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 1997

From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Díaz, a spellbinding saga of a family’s journey through the New World.
 


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER


The 12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781582702230
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Published: Atria Books/Beyond Words - March 10th, 2009

Author Darren Littlejohn has been there and back, and presents a complimentary guide for recovery to the traditional twelve-step program, out of his own struggles and successes through the study of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

The face of addiction and alcoholism is a face that many have seen before -- it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a family member.


Half of a Yellow Sun Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400095209
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Published: Anchor - September 4th, 2007

A haunting story of love and war from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama), the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.


Life After Death Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142180280
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Published: Plume - May 7th, 2013

The New York Times bestselling memoir by Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, who was falsely convicted of three murders and spent nearly eighteen years on Death Row.


Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767901574
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Published: Harmony - June 15th, 1998

Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the definitive book on Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker.


The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780877799306
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Merriam-Webster - January 2004

A completely revised and updated edition of this best selling language reference is now available. COvers the core vocabulary of everyday life with over 75,000 clear, concise definitions. Inlcudes pronunciations, word origins and synonym lists. Special sections and tables.


Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary Cover Image
By Merriam-Webster (Manufactured by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780877795308
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Published: Merriam-Webster - January 2006

This is a handy guide to 40,000 English words, with clear, concise definitions - the perfect dictionary for quick, on-the-go language reference.


Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary Cover Image
By Merriam-Webster (Editor), Eileen M. Haraty (Preface by)
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ISBN: 9780877799160
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Merriam-Webster - January 2003

A bilingual, bidirectional guide to Spanish and American English with extensive coverage of Latin-American Spanish. More than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations Abundant examples of words used in context.


A People's History of the United States (Modern Classics) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060838652
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 2nd, 2005

Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers.This P.S.


La Otra Historia de los Estados Unidos Cover Image
By Howard Zinn, Toni Strubel (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781609803513
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Published: Seven Stories Press - December 13th, 2011

Howard Zinn’s books have inspired students and activists of all ages, affirming the power of ordinary people to influence the course of history.