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1. An Inland Voyage (Large Print) - Robert Louis Stevenson

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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2. A Personal Record (Large Print) - Joseph Conrad

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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3. Autobiography of an Elderly Woman In large print for easy reading - Mary Heaton Vorse

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This is a large print edition This includes a larger point size for characters plus the use of non-serif fonts, increased spacing and improved contrast. Large Print can be appreciated by all audiences because it reduces eye strain. Mary Heaton Vorse or Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien (October 11, 1874 - 1966) was a U.S. suffragette, journalist, labor activist, theatre patron, and feminist. She became one of the most popular writers of women's fiction in the U.S. As a labor journalist and war correspondent, she traveled to Lenin's Moscow and Hitler's Germany. She was outspokenly active in peace and social justice causes, such as women's suffrage, civil rights, pacifism (specifically including opposition to World War I), socialism, child labor, infant mortality, labor disputes, and affordable housing. She was instrumental in forming the Women's Peace Party in January 1915 in Washington, D.C. Newspapers and journals she wrote for included the New York Post, New York World, McCall's, Harper's Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, The Masses, New Masses, New Republic, and McClure's Magazine, as well as various news services. She participated in and reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. She was also a popular novelist for several decades and published poetry as well. Her writing helped her raise three children without a husband. "I love my golden wings and I want to fly right into the sun until they are all draggled and battered,' wrote Vorse in 1896. A rebel at a young age, she fled her wealthy New England family and settled in Greenwich Village in the early 1900s. Vorse was intimately involved with the political, cultural, and feminist leaders of the Left. Her commitment to feminism led to her presence at women's rallies in Europe and America; her unique contribution to the journalism of her time was to give consistent attention to the special concerns of women and their role in the labor movement.

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4. An Inland Voyage - Robert Louis Stevenson

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5. A Life in Letters Ann Landers' Letters to Her Only Child - Margo Howard

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The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years.

FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

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6. After Sixty, Going Home - Gertrude Story

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As ever, with Story's work, the reader of this sparkling collection is at once guided and confronted by narrators who make surprising, often humorous discoveries about themselves.

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7. A Life in Time and Space The Biography of David Tennant (16pt Large Print Edition) - Nigel Goodall

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he astounding life and career of David Tennant, acclaimed classical actor and television's 10th dramatic and eccentric ''''Doctor Who - - ''''now revised and updated Energetic and charismatic, David Tennant achieved international acclaim for his riveting portrayal of the 10th Time Lord in cult science - fiction television drama ''''Doctor Who ''''and has built a reputation as a respected classical actor. This biography traces the events that have shaped David's career and transformed him into both a hugely influential artist and, for a time, the coolest character on television. It provides details about his relationships with an impressive range of leading ladies - - from Sophia Myles to Kylie Minogue and most recently, Peter Davison's daughter, Georgia Moffett - - and it covers his on - and off - screen relationship with costar Billie Piper. Never before published behind - the - scenes stories and information from the sets of ''''Doctor Who,'''' ''''The Last September,'''' ''''Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,'''' and ''''The Quatermass Experiment'''' are also included, as are appendices that include a filmography of television, film, stage, radio, and audio books, plus awards and nominations and a ''''Doctor Who'''' episode guide.

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8. A Journey into Matisse's South of France (16pt Large Print Edition) - Laura McPhee

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This beautiful and fascinating volume follows Henri Matisse on his journeys into the South of France, where he discovered the light and color that saturate his work. Part biography, part travel guide, it explores the painter's private life, artistic evolution, and relationships with the places that inspired him. The book begins in Paris and then moves to the fashionable St. Tropez, the fishing village of Collioure, chic Nice, the medieval refuge of Vence, and luxurious Cimiez. In each location, the author visits the villas and studios where Matisse lived and worked, and explains how his art responded to the palette and ambiance of the local landscape.

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9. A Simple Memoir of My Early Years - Gertrud Jackle

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To the best of my recollection, this is the story of my early years. Like me, it is simple and direct. It was inspired by my daughter Erika, who worked hard to gather the details, and later prepared for publication by my son, Rodney. Many of the essential stories were contributed by my brother Julian, whose memories and experiences were broader than my own. Without them, this memoir could not have been written.

I never intended this project to be a history lesson—just a collection of memories, feelings, challenges, circumstances, and inspirations that led me to Canada, where the family life we all share together began.

Remember This:

I want to pass a message along to my children, grandchildren, and hopefully great-grandchildren:

• Value others on their potential, not their history.

• Never give up. Always hold on to hope. Things will always get better if you do. Always.

• Despite the challenges of my life, I believe I was, and still am, very lucky. I have always felt this—that a guardian angel was watching over me every moment.

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10. Autobiography of a Yogi Large Print - Paramahansa Yogananda

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Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century," Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into over 33 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It reads like an adventure story while answering questions about religion, God, existence, yoga, higher consciousness, and the challenges of daily spiritual living.

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11. Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda - Morten Storm

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Filled with hair-raising close calls, coded messages and chilling duplicity, Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller.

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12. April: A Mother and Father's Heart-Breaking Story of the Daughter They Loved and Lost - Paul and Coral Jones

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April's disappearance from the tiny Welsh village of Machynlleth in October 2012 and the conviction of paedophile Mark Bridger in May 2013 shocked the nation. In this gripping and harrowing book, April's parents Coral and Paul speak at length about their beloved daughter and the search for her, and their ongoing fight against the vile child pornography viewed by Bridger. Paul Jones kept a diary throughout the ordeal, the contents of which are revealed for the first time in this honest account of unimaginable emotional pain. April will stand as a poignant reminder of what it means to lose the thing you most love.

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13. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Al Franken

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From Senator Al Franken comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

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14. Adventures of Alf Wilson A Member of the Mitchel Railroad Raiders - John A. Wilson

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Adventures of Alf Wilson-Large Print Edition

            In April of 1862 a group of men to undertake one of the most daring raids of the American Civil War. The Adventures of Alf Wilson is the personal account of the raid by one of its members, reproduced here as it was originally published in 1897.

             Twenty-four Union soldiers, by order of Gen. Ormsby Mitchell, disguise themselves as southerners and make their way to Marietta Georgia. There, within earshot of a confederate encampment, the men steal the locomotive The General. Their orders are to sever the Western & Atlantic Railroad. If the men succeed, they will cripple enemy troop movement. If caught, they will surely be hanged as spies.

            This story is about that mission the capture of the entire raiding party, trials, hanging's, escapes and eventual successes of the participants.

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15. Adventures of Alf Wilson A Member of the Mitchel Railroad Raiders - John A Wilson

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Adventures of Alf Wilson-Large Print Edition

            In April of 1862 a group of men to undertake one of the most daring raids of the American Civil War. The Adventures of Alf Wilson is the personal account of the raid by one of its members, reproduced here as it was originally published in 1897.

             Twenty-four Union soldiers, by order of Gen. Ormsby Mitchell, disguise themselves as southerners and make their way to Marietta Georgia. There, within earshot of a confederate encampment, the men steal the locomotive The General. Their orders are to sever the Western & Atlantic Railroad. If the men succeed, they will cripple enemy troop movement. If caught, they will surely be hanged as spies.

            This story is about that mission the capture of the entire raiding party, trials, hanging's, escapes and eventual successes of the participants.

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16. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo (16pt Large Print Edition) - Luke Ryan

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A year - long regimen of chemotherapy and radiotherapy wasn't quite what Luke Ryan had in mind when he turned 22. Especially having been through the same rigmarole when he was 11. Luke's is a life marked by cancer, not defined by it. These are tales of growing up, getting sick, getting better, getting sick again, dating while bald, keeping your semen in the freezer and living life to the full.

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17. An Hour Before Daylight Memories of a Rural Boyhood - Jimmy Carter

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In an American story of enduring importance, Jimmy Carter re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed it and the country. In what is sure to become a classic, Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community. Along the way, he offers an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and strict segregationist who treated black workers with his own brand of "separate" respect and fairness, and his strong-willed mother, a nurse who cared for all in need -- regardless of their position in the community. Carter describes the people who shaped his early life, only two of them white: his eccentric relatives who sometimes caused the boy to examine his heritage with dismay; the boyhood friends with whom he hunted and worked the farm, but who could not attend the same school; and the eminent black bishop who refused to come to the Carters' back door but who would stand in the front yard discussing crops and politics with Jimmy's father. Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were predictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation. An Hour Before Daylight is destined to stand with other timeless works of American literature.

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18. A "Victim's View" of Age Related Macular Degeneration - Emmitt J Nelson

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19. A Franciscan Odyssey: Autobiography of WW II Prisoner, Soldier, Priest and Foster Parent - Fr Lucjan Krolikowski

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20. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield

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The vivid and refreshing insights in this book will completely change the way you view life on Earth – especially your own.

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