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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
A lyrical biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet. Born into the household of a wealthy slave owner in Cuba in 1797, Juan Francisco Manzano spent his early years by the side of a woman who made him call her Mama, even though he had a mama of his own. Denied an education, young Juan still showed an exceptional talent for poetry. His verses reflect A lyrical biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a...

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The first popular narrative history of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the world’s most obsessively pursued book. One book above all others has transfixed connoisseurs for four centuries—a book sold for shillings in the streets of London, whisked to Manhattan for millions, and stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo. The book: William Shakespeare’s First Folio of 1623. Paul Coll The first popular narrative history of Shakespeare’s First...

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Build your German language skills by mastering pronouns and prepositions in no time at all! Practice Makes Perfect: German Pronouns and Prepositions gives you a quick, painless way to master two essential building blocks of German language fluency. Using numerous everyday examples, it demystifies German pronouns and prepositions and provides dozens of skill-building exerc Build your German language skills by mastering pronouns and...

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When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a job for Kate Daniels… Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that’s saying a lot. But when Kate’s werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a...