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A Paris year - my day-to-day adventures in the most romantic city in the world A Paris year - my day-to-day adventures in the most romantic city in the world

"Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman's French sojourn in the world's most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it's a detailed and colorful love

Jun 20, 2017
Open heart - a cardiac surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table Open heart - a cardiac surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table

A veteran Oxford heart surgeon imparts the hard-won lessons of a life lived on the brink, sharing the stories of remarkable cases from his career while revealing why heart procedures have never become routine.

Jun 20, 2017
Diaries. I, 1779-1821 Diaries. I, 1779-1821

For the 250th anniversary of John Quincy Adams's birth, a landmark new edition of an American masterpiece: the incomparable self-portrait of a man and his times from the Revolution to the coming of the Civil War. The diary of John Quincy Adams is one of the most extraordinary works in American literature. Begun in 1779 at the age of twelve and kept more or less faithfully until his death almost 70 years later, it is both an unrivaled record of historical events and personalities from the nation'

Jun 20, 2017
Be free or die - the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero Be free or die - the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero

Facing death rather than enslavement?a story of one man's triumphant choice and ultimate rise to national hero. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable

Jun 20, 2017
Diaries. II, 1821-1848 Diaries. II, 1821-1848

Jun 21, 2017
Chief engineer - Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge Chief engineer - Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 23, 2017