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Poem about the life of Refugio Caraveo Aguilar, in Arte Mayor Verses. The poem is a biography of Mrs. Caraveo written by the poet José Tlatelpas. Introduction bvy the Andaluz poet Juan Cervera Sanchís. Written in Spanish.
Poema sobre la vida de doña Refugio Caraveo Aguilar en versos de arte mayor. El poema es una biografía de la Sra. Caraveo escrita por el poeta José Tlatelpas, en español.

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Frank Hart always looked up to his brother. Their father, killed in a drunken gun duel, their unreliable mother having abandoned them - these two discarded boys make their way out of the Deep South, surfacing thousands of miles away in New York City as two well-­educated young men in the Great Depression. These are the epic tales of my late grandfather’s early days with his beloved brother, James.

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This book is based on the true story of a kid, whom because of his love for singing and music, saw stardom as a member of an all male singing group that originally owned, performed and released recordings under the name "The Supremes". His subsequent path on the edge of stardom, fueled by his desire to be an entertainer, leads him on a curious journey to becoming a premiere “oldies but goodies” urban disc jockey. This is a journey that finds him sitting among millionaires, crooked cops, good cops and politicians of all denominations; all with the same interest in mind, Homer Burks’ Soul Classic Review. "A hard hitting, fast paced, intriguing novel. Keeps you reading because it's hard to put down. It's like a box of expensive chocolates that you just want to keep eating. It should be a movie or a television series.­" Jimmy Fox

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In 1964, I attended The New York World's Fair where Ford Motor Company and Lee Iacocca were about to release the newest driving sensation: The 1964-­1/2 Mustang. Like most teens, I was drawn to the car like a magnet, and seeing it at The World's Fair for the first time was one of the most exciting events ever. I was driving a 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible Retractable Hardtop. I was not in a positon to consider a new car. My dad passed away several months previous and while awaiting benefits from The Veterans Administraton and Social Security for my mother and young sisters, I worked a 3:­00 PM to 11:­00 PM shift at one of the most prestigious Country Inns in America: The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. Relief came when The Veterans Administration and Social Security Department provided survivor benefits for mother and my siblings. Now, I could possibly consider a new car. My mom wanted me to have a new car and suggested we visit the Ford dealer and pick out a new . . .

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The Judy Monologues is a one-­act play, based entirely upon rare voice tapes recorded by Judy Garland in the mid-­1960s for her never-­written autobiography.

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Ross McIntyre and his wife Jean spent 40 years together paddling the great wilderness rivers of North America. Paddle Beads is Ross’s inspirational and moving memoir of those trips and the resultant lifetime journey they took together.

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The author and her new husband give up high-­flying media lives in London's famous Fleet Street to make a home on an old Thames Barge lying in the mud in Essex. Life on the Varuna turns out to be a long way from 'cocktails on deck at sundown', and Caroline writes about it all with a distinctively dry and laconic wit. Even the tragic ending fails to dim her ability to 'keep on keeping on'.

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Leah Joki was a Juilliard-­trained actress looking for fame and fortune in Hollywood, but her path took a one hundred and eighty degree turn when she fell in love with teaching theater in prisons.

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Vasily Sukhomlinsky (1918-­1970) was one of the most influential Soviet educators of the post-­war period. His idealistic vision of human development and his deep love for children led him to develop a holistic system of education that emphasised the moral and aesthetic dimensions of a child's development, as well as the physical, intellectual and vocational. His school in the Ukrainian village of Pavlysh was visited by thousands of school teachers and his books were read by millions. Sukhomlinsky's ifluence has been immense in Ukraine, Russia and China. This major study presents Sukhomlinsky's work to an English-­speaking audience.

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Dr. R.­C. Wallace did more to open up the northern territories of Manitoba and Alberta, in the early 1900's, than any other Canadian, leading its exploration and development. As an educator at some of Canada's top universities and President of Queen's University, he championed the development of the north by inspiring many of his students.

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