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An eBook boxed set that features the first three of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and surprisingly informative—ventures into experiential journalism. The Know-It-All : Puzzle along with A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the entire encyclopedia, and discover what…
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Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes ( The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible ) and the most high-profile failures ( The Bonfire of the Vanities ) in Hollywood history. De Palma helped…

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Best-selling author Aldous Huxley's American years have been a period literary historians discounted. His reputation suffered after his exile to California, which he undertook partly for the sake of his failing sight, partly out of disappointment with the…
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Edward II (1284–1327), King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine, was the object of ignominy during his lifetime and calumny since it. Conventionally viewed as worthless, incapable of sustained policy, and significant only for his sporadic displays…
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Cet ouvrage reproduit un dialogue entre une passagère et l'auteur et répond aux questions suivantes : comment se déroulent les enquêtes diligentées à la suite d'accidents aériens ? Quel est le rôle des pilotes ? Quels sont les intervenants concernés, les textes…
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Wealth and family privilege are no match for the brutal forward march of two armies intent on eliminating each other. As a teenager, Anastasia Saporito discovered just that truth as she and her family found themselves exiled, vulnerable, and no longer able to…
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A significant poet in her own right, Ruth Pitter has long deserved this biography, which thoughtfully assesses her place in the British poetic landscape. Popular in the United Kingdom from the early 1930s until her death in 1992, Pitter won the Hawthornden Prize…

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Winner of the Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association As a teenager, Manuel Chávez (1910-1996) left his native New Mexico for over a decade of study at the St. Francis Seraphic Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, and other midwestern…

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The Swiss pharmaceutical industry is world-famous, and of today's top five global pharmaceutical businesses, two are Swiss - Roche and Novartis. Novartis was created in 1996 from a merger between three other major companies, Ciba, Geigy and Sandoz (the merger was…

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Ask most people to imagine a philosopher and they probably think of someone like Socrates—absent-minded, perhaps, but with a sharp intellect and a thirst for the truth. A woman juggling car pools and housework is not the first image that springs to mind, but…

King Stephen

by Edmund King

|January 18, 2011

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This compelling new biography provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135–1154), with its “nineteen long winters” of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. After years of work on the sources, Edmund King…