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Product Description: An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits...read more

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9780385534574 | Doubleday, October 22, 2013, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.

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9780307743756 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 12, 2014), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.
9780804172813 | Reprint edition (Random House, May 8, 2014), cover price $14.00
9780385538183 | Random House, October 22, 2013, cover price $20.00

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Product Description: Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris. Thus began a 350-year saga that saw Descartes' bones traverse a continent, passing between kings, philosophers, poets, and painters...read more

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9780385517539 | Doubleday, October 14, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: On a brutal winter's day in 1650 in Stockholm, the Frenchman René Descartes, the most influential and controversial thinker of his time, was buried after a cold and lonely death far from home.

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9780307275660 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 25, 2009), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris.

A New York Times Bestseller In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New York State Library discovered an astounding 12,000 pages of centuries-old documents from the Dutch colony centered on Manhattan. For the past thirty years, scholar Charles Gehring has been translating this national treasure, and now, Russell Shorto has used this vital material to construct a sweeping narrative of Manhattan's founding that gives a startling, fresh perspective on how America began.

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9780786268351 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, September 20, 2004), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Bestseller In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New York State Library discovered an astounding 12,000 pages of centuries-old documents from the Dutch colony centered on Manhattan.

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9781400078677 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, April 12, 2005), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A history of the Dutch role in the establishment of Manhattan discusses the rivalry between England and the Dutch Republic, focusing on the power struggle between governor Peter Stuyvesant and politician Adriaen van der Donck.

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9781439566732 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 20, 2008), cover price $24.95

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Through the story of the bitter struggle between two men, Peter Stuyvesant and Adriaen Van den Donck, is told the vivid history of the wilderness island that became the most powerful city in the most powerful country in the world: Manhattan.

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9780552999823 | New edition (Transworld Pub, March 1, 2005), cover price $16.05 | About this edition: Through the story of the bitter struggle between two men, Peter Stuyvesant and Adriaen Van den Donck, is told the vivid history of the wilderness island that became the most powerful city in the most powerful country in the world: Manhattan.

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Product Description: Nearly 40 years ago, a New York State Library archivist discovered 12,000 pages of extraordinary records from the original Dutch colony on Manhattan. After decades of painstaking translation, the documents became the primary source for this breathtaking history of early New York...read more

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9781419300448 | Unabridged edition (Recorded Books, July 30, 2004), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Nearly 40 years ago, a New York State Library archivist discovered 12,000 pages of extraordinary records from the original Dutch colony on Manhattan.

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A history of the Dutch role in the establishment of Manhattan discusses the rivalry between England and the Dutch Republic, focusing on the power struggle between Holland governor Peter Stuyvesant and politician Adriaen van der Donck that shaped New York's culture and social freedoms.

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9780385503495 | 1 edition (Doubleday, April 1, 2004), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A history of the Dutch role in the establishment of Manhattan discusses the rivalry between England and the Dutch Republic, focusing on the power struggle between governor Peter Stuyvesant and politician Adriaen van der Donck.

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Chronicles the Civil War with letters, diaries, speeches, telegrams, newspapers, and battlefield reports from the election of President Linclon in 1860 to the surrender at Appomatox and the assassination of Linclon on April 14, 1865. (view table of contents)
By J. Matthew Gallman (editor), David Rubel (editor) and Russell Shorto (editor)

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9780517221815 | Gramercy, May 1, 2003, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Chronicles the Civil War with letters, diaries, speeches, telegrams, newspapers, and battlefield reports from the election of President Linclon in 1860 to the surrender at Appomatox and the assassination of Linclon on April 14, 1865.
9780812931143 | Crown Pub, October 1, 2000, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A chronicle of America's most bloody war begins with Lincoln's election in 1860 and ends with the surrender at Appomatox.

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Exploring the boundary between psychosis and religious experience, a journalist uncovers a new science of the soul where chemistry, consciousness, psychotherapy, and religion converge in new, interesting ways. Reprint. 10,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780805059014 | Henry Holt & Co, November 1, 2000, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Exploring the boundary between psychosis and religious experience, a journalist uncovers a new science of the soul where chemistry, consciousness, psychotherapy, and religion converge in new, interesting ways.

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Includes interviews with people who hold such varied careers as tour consultant, literary agent, international lawyer, and foreign language textbook editor, describing what they do, how they got started, and the necessary preparation for each job. (view table of contents)

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9781562947699 | Reprint edition (Millbrook Pr, June 1, 1994), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: A tour consultant, literary agent, international lawyer, and foreign language editor describe their jobs, how they got started, and the necessary preparation.

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9781562941598 | Millbrook Pr, April 1, 1992, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: A tour consultant, literary agent, international lawyer, and foreign language editor describe their jobs, how they got started, and the necessary preparation

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9780785743897 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $13.10 | About this edition: A tour consultant, literary agent, international lawyer, and foreign language editor describe their jobs, how they got started, and the necessary preparation.

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Product Description: Interviews with a killer-whale trainer, an animal illustrator, a pet groomer, an animal rights lobbyist, and a dairy farmer illustrate the many rewarding careers that exist for people who love animals.
By Carrie Boretz (photographer), Edward Keating (photographer) and Russell Shorto

Paperback:

9781562947675 | Reprint edition (Millbrook Pr, June 1, 1994), cover price $7.95

Library:

9781562941604 | Millbrook Pr, April 1, 1992, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: Includes interviews with people who hold such varied careers as animal illustrator, pet store owner, dairy farmer, and zoo biologist, telling what they do, how they got started, and the necessary preparation for each job.

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9780785743866 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $15.80 | About this edition: Interviews with a killer-whale trainer, an animal illustrator, a pet groomer, an animal rights lobbyist, and a dairy farmer illustrate the many rewarding careers that exist for people who love animals.

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In a closeup study of the new science of the soul, the author of Gospel Truth examines the growing spiritual side of psychiatric treatment and assesses the distinctiveand frequently interconnectedefforts of religion and psychiatry to unravel the mysteries of human existence. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780805059021 | Henry Holt & Co, August 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A journalist uncovers a new science of the soul where chemistry, consciousness, psychotherapy, and religion converge in new, interesting ways

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Endorsed by the founder of the Jesus Seminar, a journalist offers a radical revision of Jesus's life based on an approach to the Gospels as a product of faith and early Christian politics rather than as an accurate historical record. Reprint.

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9781573220569, titled "Gospel Truth: The New Image of Jesus Emerging from Science and History, and Why It Matters" | Riverhead Books, March 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Offers a historical as opposed to theological examination of Jesus, the Gospels, and information gathered by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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9781573226592 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, April 1, 1998), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Endorsed by the founder of the Jesus Seminar, a journalist offers a radical revision of Jesus's life based on an approach to the Gospels as a product of faith and early Christian politics rather than as an accurate historical record.

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Product Description: Shows young performers how they can pursue their love of the limelight both on and off the stage through interviews with a trial lawyer, a comedian, a congressman, a dancer, and an anchorwoman.

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9781562947729 | Reprint edition (Millbrook Pr, June 1, 1994), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Shows young performers how they can pursue their love of the limelight both on and off the stage through interviews with a trial lawyer, a comedian, a congressman, a dancer, and an anchorwoman.

School and Library:

9781562941581 | Millbrook Pr, April 1, 1992, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: A trial lawyer, comedian, dancer, and anchorwoman describe the daily routines, benefits, and drawbacks of their jobs and the education and training they received

Product Description: A brief biography of Abraham Lincoln, describing his political career, his feelings about slavery, and his role as president during the Civil War.

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9781878841360 | Millbrook Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $7.95

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9781878841124 | Millbrook Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: A biography of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his role as president in ending slavery in the United States

Reinforced:

9780606014564 | Demco Media, June 1, 1994, cover price $15.71 | About this edition: A biography of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his role as president in ending slavery in the United States

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9780785742401 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $16.40 | About this edition: A brief biography of Abraham Lincoln, describing his political career, his feelings about slavery, and his role as president during the Civil War.

Product Description: Offers examples of careers for those interested in working with the public with commentary from a daycare worker, a flight attendant, a city councilperson, a hotel manager, and a nurse.

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9781562947712 | Reprint edition (Millbrook Pr, June 1, 1994), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Offers examples of careers for those interested in working with the public with commentary from a daycare worker, a flight attendant, a city councilperson, a hotel manager, and a nurse.

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9781562941574 | Millbrook Pr, April 1, 1992, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: A day care worker, flight attendant, and hotel manager describe the daily routine, benefits, and drawbacks of their jobs and the education and training they received

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Product Description: A biography of the film actress known for her political activism during the Vietnam War and her more recent physical fitness programs.

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9781562948313 | Reprint edition (Millbrook Pr, June 1, 1994), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: A biography of the film actress known for her political activism during the Vietnam War and her more recent physical fitness programs.

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9781562940454 | Millbrook Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $21.90 | About this edition: A biography of politically-minded actress Jane Fonda, tracing the interaction between her acting career and a passionate concern with social and environmental issues that has often led her to take controversial stands

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9780606077323 | Demco Media, June 1, 1994, cover price $12.20 | About this edition: A biography of politically-minded actress Jane Fonda, tracing the interaction between her acting career and a passionate concern with social and environmental issues that has often led her to take controversial stands

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People who work with their hands, including a tailor, film editor, and masseuse, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others would need to get a similar job

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9781562940652 | Millbrook Pr, October 1, 1992, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: People who work with their hands, including a tailor, film editor, and masseuse, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others would need to get a similar job

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People who like to use their minds, including an antique collector, opinion researcher, and detective, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others would need to get a similar job (view table of contents)

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9781562940645 | Millbrook Pr, July 1, 1992, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: People who like to use their minds, including an antique collector, opinion researcher, and detective, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others would need to get a similar job

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Journeys into the cockpit of the space shuttle to discuss the principles of space flight and the technology involved

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9781562610630 | John Muir Pubns, July 1, 1992, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Explains how space shuttles work and what astronauts do during the course of a shuttle mission.

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After reading the classic tale of Cinderella, the reader is invited to turn the book upside down and read an updated version told from the 'evil' stepsister's vantage point
By T. Lewis (illustrator) and Russell Shorto

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9780806512983 | Reprint edition (Citadel Pr, June 1, 1992), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: After reading the classic tale of Cinderella, the reader is invited to turn the book upside down and read an updated version told from the 'evil' stepsister's vantage point

A biography of the President who led the country through the stormy years of the Civil War

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9780382240461 | Silver Burdett Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $11.00 | About this edition: A biography of the President who led the country through the stormy years of the Civil War

Library:

9780382099373 | Silver Burdett Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: A biography of the President who led the country through the stormy years of the Civil War

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A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major-league baseball

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9781878841353 | Millbrook Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major-league baseball

Library:

9781878841155 | Millbrook Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $14.40 | About this edition: A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major-league baseball

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