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1. Hairdresser's Experience in High Life (Large Print 16pt) - Eliza Potter

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Here is the first fully annotated edition of a landmark in early African American literature - Eliza Potter's 1859 autobiography, A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life. Potter was a freeborn black woman who, as a hairdresser, was in a unique position to hear about, receive confidences from, and observe wealthy white women - and she recorded it all in a revelatory book that delighted Cincinnati's gossip columnists at the time. But more important is Potter's portrait of herself as a wage-earning woman, proud of her work, who earned high pay and accumulated quite a bit of money as one of the nation's earliest ''beauticians'' at a time when most black women worked at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Because her work offered insights into the private lives of elite white women, Potter carved out a literary space that featured a black working woman at the center, rather than at the margins, of the era's transformations in gender, race, and class structure. Xiomara Santamarina provides an insightful introduction to this edition that includes newly discovered information about Potter, discusses the author's strong satirical voice and proud working-class status, and places the narrative in the context of nineteenth-century literature and history.

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2. Harry Redknapp The Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Les Roopanarine

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Harry Redknapp is one of the most colorful and charismatic figures in English football. From West Ham to Bournemouth, Portsmouth to Tottenham, legions of fans regard him as one of the game's true legends. As a teenager at West Ham, Redknapp enjoyed a first class football education surrounded by the likes of Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst before John Bond lured him to Bournemouth in 1972. Later he crossed swords with iconic players such as Pele and George Best while playing for the Seattle Sounders of the North America Soccer League. But management proved to be Redknapp's true forte. After taking Bournemouth to a famous FA cup win against Manchester United, he moved to West Ham and transformed the Hammers from relegation candidates to fifth in the Premier League and back into Europe. When he took over at struggling Portsmouth, Harry defied all odds to lead Pompey to the Premier League. After a controversial move to Southampton, he returned to Pompey and lead them to a landmark FA Cup victory. A Tottenham offer of GBP5m for his services made Harry England's most expensive manager, and his old - school style has improved the club beyond all recognition.

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3. Heart Of A Tiger Growing Up With My Grandfather, Ty Cobb (Large Print 16pt) - Herschel Cobb

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Ty Cobb is a baseball immortal, considered by many the greatest player who ever lived. In an age when the game was young and tough, he cultivated a reputation as the fiercest competitor of them all. Yet after he retired, he realized that the very qualities that helped him reach the pinnacle of his profession also undermined his relationship with his own children. He was deeply depressed when two of his sons died at a very young age. Cobb never had the chance to bridge the emotional distance between them.

Herschel Cobb grew up in a chaotic, destructive household. His father was cruel and abusive, and his mother was an adulterous alcoholic. After his father died, when Herschel was eight, he began to spend a portion of each summer with his grandfather. Along with his sister and brother, Herschel visited Ty Cobb at his home in Atherton, California, or at his cabin at Lake Tahoe. These days were filled with adventures, memorable incidents, and discoveries as Granddaddy warmed to having his three redheads with him.

Heart of a Tiger is Herschel Cobb s moving account of how a retired sports star seized a second chance at having a close family, with his grandchildren the lucky recipients of his change of heart. He provided wisdom, laughter, and a consistent affection that left an indelible mark. He proved the enormous power of a grandparent to provide stability, love, and guidance. As he developed this new, wholly different legacy, in turn he would finally come to peace with himself.

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4. Heloise Forbidden love in a hostile world (16pt Large Print Edition) - Mandy Hager

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What happens when the 12th century's most famous French lovers are caught in the crossfire of factions, religious reform and zealotry? Based on meticulous up-to-date research and the pair's own writings, this novel recreates the times, offers a plausible interpretation of the known facts and a vivid imagining of the gaps in this legendary story.

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5. Henrik Ibsen (Large Print) - Edmund Gosse

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This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

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6. Her Father's Daughter (Large Print 16pt) - Alice Pung

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At twenty - something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an extraordinary degree - but why? As she digs further into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery: of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the future, of history and how it echoes down the years. Set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Her Father's Daughter captures a father - daughter relationship in a moving and astonishingly powerful way.

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7. Heroes of Faith, Volume 2 - Doug Greengard

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8. High Infatuation A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity (Easyread Large Edition) - Steph Davis

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A collection of vivid, intimate essays and prose poetry on the universal themes of life, love, friendship, personal empowerment, and more, told through a career in climbing. 40 percent of these pieces debut for the first time in print Davis has been profiled in publications including Outside, Men's Journal, W Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. Throughout her life, Steph Davis has chosen to take risks, to trust her impulses, to make decisions based on what feels right inside--and never look back. Studying to be a concert pianist, she quit music the day she was introduced to rock climbing. Later, she abandoned the respectability of university life and pursuit of a law degree to become a "dirtbag climber," living out of her grandmother's hand-me-down Oldsmobile sedan with Fletcher, a heeler mix dog. Today, through courage and perseverance, Davis is a high-profile athlete sponsored by Mammut, Clif Bar, Five Ten and Cascade Designs. In High Infatuation, Davis writes on the universal themes of life, love, friendship, personal empowerment, and more, told through a career in climbing....STEPH DAVIS is on record with first ascents in Pakistan, Patagonia, Baffin Island, and Kyrgyzstan. Her writing has appeared in Climbing and Rock ; Ice, among other publications. Married to climber Dean Potter, she makes her home in Moab, Utah. She was the first U.S. woman to summit 11,073-foot Fitz Roy Peak in Patagonia-a success realized after spending five seasons, a total of ten months, in Patagonia.

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9. Hostage Of Paradox A Qualmish Disclosure (Large Print 16pt) - John Rixey Moore

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Enlisting to avoid the draft, John Rixey Moore survives his combat assignments by the thinnest measure of improbabilities...A profound odyssey of a young college graduate who enlist in the military to avoid being drafted, becomes a Green Beret Airborne Ranger, and is sent to Vietnam where he is plunged into high - risk, deep - penetration operations under contract to the CIA - work for which he was neither specifically trained nor psychologically prepared, yet for which he is ultimately highly decorated.From being wounded when his base camp is overrun with devastating losses his very first night there, to his on - going efforts to learn from the Chinese he is supposed to be leading, Moore's existence becomes one of relentless hazards, enlighted disillusionment, and desperate fortune. His book is a sigular journey through both the physical and emotional landscapes of ''suicide'' operations into places where the jungle has grown with fierce determination ever since the last geologic epoch - and the enemy knows it best.Highly classified, long - range interdiction and assassination missions (of which very little is known to this day), leave Moore in profound isolation, sometimes in a country where he is officially not supposed to be, far from timely rescue and knowing that the information he's risking to retrieve is at best redundant; that each time his team is sent out, carrying no identification and wearing clothing made in China, their lives are considered anonymous and officially expendable.His life in the cloying embrace of the jungle, where even the prettiest flowers are poisonous, becomes a paradoxically labyrinth: the hard - learned language of the jungle's sounds speaks equally to both sides, the verdant canopy acts both as cover and a hazard enabling the enemy to work in close; the missions are given as important, yet the war is pointless. Moore survives his combat assignments ty the thinnest measure of improbabilities. But survives he does.Upon his return, he seeks santuary in a Scottish monastery and then works as a rock drill operator in a large industrial gold mine in Canada, and ultimately a career in television and film.

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10. Hostage of Paradox A Qualmish Disclosure (Large Print 16pt) - John Rixey Moore

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Enlisting to avoid the draft, John Rixey Moore survives his combat assignments by the thinnest measure of improbabilities...A profound odyssey of a young college graduate who enlist in the military to avoid being drafted, becomes a Green Beret Airborne Ranger, and is sent to Vietnam where he is plunged into high - risk, deep - penetration operations under contract to the CIA - work for which he was neither specifically trained nor psychologically prepared, yet for which he is ultimately highly decorated.From being wounded when his base camp is overrun with devastating losses his very first night there, to his on - going efforts to learn from the Chinese he is supposed to be leading, Moore's existence becomes one of relentless hazards, enlighted disillusionment, and desperate fortune. His book is a sigular journey through both the physical and emotional landscapes of ''suicide'' operations into places where the jungle has grown with fierce determination ever since the last geologic epoch - and the enemy knows it best.Highly classified, long - range interdiction and assassination missions (of which very little is known to this day), leave Moore in profound isolation, sometimes in a country where he is officially not supposed to be, far from timely rescue and knowing that the information he's risking to retrieve is at best redundant; that each time his team is sent out, carrying no identification and wearing clothing made in China, their lives are considered anonymous and officially expendable.His life in the cloying embrace of the jungle, where even the prettiest flowers are poisonous, becomes a paradoxically labyrinth: the hard - learned language of the jungle's sounds speaks equally to both sides, the verdant canopy acts both as cover and a hazard enabling the enemy to work in close; the missions are given as important, yet the war is pointless. Moore survives his combat assignments ty the thinnest measure of improbabilities. But survives he does.Upon his return, he seeks santuary in a Scottish monastery and then works as a rock drill operator in a large industrial gold mine in Canada, and ultimately a career in television and film.

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11. Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir - Anthony Swofford

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12. How about a Martini? The Battle Cry of Madison Ave - Large Print - Don Morrow

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In the Broadway Show "Little Shop of Horrors'" Don Morrow's contract reads: "A voice not unlike that of God"

A legend in his field whose experience goes back as far as television itself (63 years to be exact), you will soon discover another side to this man.

From Clint Eastwood's "A Fist Full of Dollars" to James Cameron's "Titanic" and beyond, from the beginning of Crest and Zest to IBM, Ford Motor, Shell Oil and Sun Microsystems, DON MORROW has been the spokesman and on camera for over 20,000 national and international commercials and motion picture campaigns.

Why the title? When I got to New York in the spring of 1951, I soon learned that most business deals were discussed and closed in bars rather than offices. The Martini (Gin) was the drink of choice back then and did we ever go through a lot of olives! This practice came as somewhat of a surprise to me at first...but I adjusted, believe me. To get a job, FIRST you had to find the sympathetic ear of a person with whom you could have a Martini. That slowed things up a bit, but, as one made the "rounds," you eventually found sympathetic ears. Let me explain the "rounds." You visited casting directors, show producers and their assistants, network employees, secretaries, almost anyone who would let you through the door and was open to your proffered coffee and doughnuts - and a good pitch. Step two was inviting them out for the Martini or libation of their choice. If you completed step two without fumbling, you were almost surely getting a job. I made lots of real friends in that manner and it worked well for all of five decades. Whoever could do this best, won the day.

Author Don Morrow started his broadcast career while a student at Syracuse University on the GI Bill shortly after World War II. During Don Morrow's career he has competed successfully with Richard Burton, Orson Wells, Vincent Price, Henry Fonda, James Earl Jones, among other major actors. The late Don La Fontaine said of his early mentor Don Morrow, a few years ago: "In the Beginning, if Don Morrow hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here..."

Keywords: Voice Over, Movies, Television, Commercials, Famous Voices

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13. How about a Martini? The Battle Cry of Madison Ave - Large Print - Don Morrow

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In the Broadway Show "Little Shop of Horrors'" Don Morrow's contract reads: "A voice not unlike that of God"

A legend in his field whose experience goes back as far as television itself (63 years to be exact), you will soon discover another side to this man.

From Clint Eastwood's "A Fist Full of Dollars" to James Cameron's "Titanic" and beyond, from the beginning of Crest and Zest to IBM, Ford Motor, Shell Oil and Sun Microsystems, DON MORROW has been the spokesman and on camera for over 20,000 national and international commercials and motion picture campaigns.

Why the title? When I got to New York in the spring of 1951, I soon learned that most business deals were discussed and closed in bars rather than offices. The Martini (Gin) was the drink of choice back then and did we ever go through a lot of olives! This practice came as somewhat of a surprise to me at first...but I adjusted, believe me. To get a job, FIRST you had to find the sympathetic ear of a person with whom you could have a Martini. That slowed things up a bit, but, as one made the "rounds," you eventually found sympathetic ears. Let me explain the "rounds." You visited casting directors, show producers and their assistants, network employees, secretaries, almost anyone who would let you through the door and was open to your proffered coffee and doughnuts - and a good pitch. Step two was inviting them out for the Martini or libation of their choice. If you completed step two without fumbling, you were almost surely getting a job. I made lots of real friends in that manner and it worked well for all of five decades. Whoever could do this best, won the day.

Author Don Morrow started his broadcast career while a student at Syracuse University on the GI Bill shortly after World War II. During Don Morrow's career he has competed successfully with Richard Burton, Orson Wells, Vincent Price, Henry Fonda, James Earl Jones, among other major actors. The late Don La Fontaine said of his early mentor Don Morrow, a few years ago: "In the Beginning, if Don Morrow hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here..."

Keywords: Voice Over, Movies, Television, Commercials, Famous Voices

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14. How I Learned English 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life (Large Print 16pt) - Tom Miller

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All over the world there are people struggling to master the quirks and challenges of English. In today's America, many millions of them are Latino - and in this eloquent collection, nearly 60 of the best known contribute fascinating, revealing, often touching essays on the very personal process each went through to achieve this common end. Their successes are inspiring. Their pieces, engaging and entertaining all, express the whole range of emotions that learning any new language entails. Congressman Jose Serrano, for example, describes learning English from Frank Sinatra records. Cuban - American author Oscar Hijuelos picked it up as a sick little boy in an American hospital bed. Many find it a daunting ordeal; for others English came easily. But from TV personality Cristina Saralegui to Hall of Fame baseball player Orlando Cepeda, every last one remembers what it felt like to do battle with bizarre idioms, irregular verbs, and all the other incomprehensible intricacies that tangle the tongue. And of course, every new English - speaker has a tale to tell: an immigrant yearning to assimilate and achieve, or a political exile suddenly far from home and alone, or a child who just wants to fit in. Their fears and triumphs will resonate with everyone who has shared this exasperating, exhilarating experience, whether last year or a lifetime ago. This wonderful, eclectic, inviting collection speaks to - and for - all of them, and goes directly to the heart of the national debate on language and immigration.

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15. How I Made My First Million 26 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Secrets to Their Success: 26 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Secrets to Their S - Nick Gardner

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Learn how the founders of enormously profitable enterprises like Just Cuts, Aussie Home Loans, Model Co, Elite Introductions, Fat Prophets, Eco Store and fastflowers.com, took a great idea and turned it into a highly lucrative business. Discover what drove them forward, the risks they took, and how they've managed to keep their businesses going through the inevitable ups and downs. More than just a collection of truly inspirational stories, the wisdom and experience they share here might just be the catalyst you need to turn a great idea into your own million dollar enterprise! Some of Australia's richest men and women reveal in fascinating detail how they made their first million dollars and offer their 'Golden Rules' on how anyone can increase their wealth. Some are well-known high flyers, others fly mostly under the radar, but what they all share is entrepreneurial vision and financial success.

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16. How to Amputate a Leg And Other Ways to Stay Out of Trouble: And Other Ways to Stay Out of Trouble (Large Print 16pt) - Nathan Mullins

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I remember the advertisement to join the Army. It asked for guys who were fit, committed, tough, volunteer parachutists, comfortable in the ocean, and mature. As a surfer, that sounded like me - except for the mature bit. Nathan Mullins is an ex-cop, ex-soldier, ex-security consultant and an Australian Aid International volunteer, so he's experienced all sorts of dangerous stuff involving guns, explosions, surgical procedures, combat, sword-play, rioting and other potentially life-threatening behaviours all over the world. He has been lucky to survive some of his assignments and hijinks so he decided to share a few cautionary tales so everyone else can learn from his near misses.

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17. How to Be Filled with Spiritual Power Based on the Miracle Ministry of John G. Lake (Large Print 16pt) - Harold Chadwick

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Harold Chadwick takes you through the life of this great man of God. Harold explains where the great healing power came from and how you can recieve it today.

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18. Howard Hughes His Life & Madness (Large Print 16pt) - James B. Steele, Donald L. Bartlett

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Whether he was courting public attention in the roles of aviator, playboy and entrepreneur, or shunning it as a recluse, Howard Hughes commanded headlines throughout his career. Yet the image of his life, his power and his business empire that caught the public imagination was almost completely false. Hughes s fortune actually came from his father s tool company and, later, from the Hughes Aircraft Company, yet these flourished simply because Hughes was prevented from interfering in their workings. In fact, Hughes was a disastrous businessman - no company under his control ever built a successful aircraft, he nearly destroyed TWA and completely destroyed a major film studio, and even his gambling empire in Las Vegas was crippled by corruption. His personal life was even more disastrous - he feared, rightly, that he was mad and spent most of his fortune and the last 18 years of his life trying to prevent anyone finding out. He spent his time naked, eating little, addicted to drugs and tranquillisers, a physical wreck, and died surrounded by men who nurtured his madness for their own ends.

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19. Howard Hughes His Life & Madness (Large Print 16pt) - James B. Steele, Donald L. Bartlett

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Whether he was courting public attention in the roles of aviator, playboy and entrepreneur, or shunning it as a recluse, Howard Hughes commanded headlines throughout his career. Yet the image of his life, his power and his business empire that caught the public imagination was almost completely false. Hughes s fortune actually came from his father s tool company and, later, from the Hughes Aircraft Company, yet these flourished simply because Hughes was prevented from interfering in their workings. In fact, Hughes was a disastrous businessman - no company under his control ever built a successful aircraft, he nearly destroyed TWA and completely destroyed a major film studio, and even his gambling empire in Las Vegas was crippled by corruption. His personal life was even more disastrous - he feared, rightly, that he was mad and spent most of his fortune and the last 18 years of his life trying to prevent anyone finding out. He spent his time naked, eating little, addicted to drugs and tranquillisers, a physical wreck, and died surrounded by men who nurtured his madness for their own ends.

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20. Hunger - Roxane Gay

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Bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties-including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen.

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