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  • Men of Achievementby Jr Phillip G. Hubert

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In Men of Achievement Philip Hubert writes about the famous inventors Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, Elias Howe, Samuel Morse, Charles Goodyear, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as many others. Although it reviews their inventions it also examines the inventor: their origins, hopes, aims, principles, disappointments,... more...

  • The Accidental Zillionaireby Laura Rich

    Wiley 2003; US$ 44.95

    The first in-depth look at one of the world's richest-and mostsecretive-businessmen Though his wealth is certainly no secret, the world's fourthrichest man remains an enigma. Paul Allen made his fortune as BillGates's partner in Microsoft, supplemented it with questionable,though often profitable, venture capital schemes, and has sinceinvested his... more...

  • Sky of Stoneby Homer Hickam

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 7.99

    Homer Hickam won the praise of critics and the devotion of readers with his first two memoirs set in the hardscrabble mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. The New York Times crowned his first book, the #1 national bestseller October Sky , ?an eloquent evocation ... a thoroughly charming memoir.? And People called The Coalwood Way , Hickam?s... more...

  • Rocket Boysby Homer Hickam

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 7.99

    The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir--a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space . . . and who made those dreams come true.... more...

  • Better Offby Eric Brende

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in fact, all our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier and better -- or whether... more...

  • When It Gets Darkby Thomas DeBaggio

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    Adeptly navigating between elegy and celebration, fear and determination, confusion and clarity, DeBaggio delivers an exquisitely moving and inspiring book that will resonate with all those who have grappled with their own or their loved ones' memory loss and with death. With his first memoir, Losing My Mind , Thomas DeBaggio stunned readers by laying... more...

  • The Northern Lightsby Lucy Jago

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

      Science, biography, and arctic exploration coverage in this extraordinary true story of the life and work of Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland, the troubled genius who solved the mysteries of one of nature?s most spectacular displays.      Captivated by the otherworldly lights of the aurora borealis, Birkeland embarked on a lifelong quest to... more...

  • Bedside Mannersby David Md Watts

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.00

    In beautifully crafted vignettes, physician and NPR commentator David Watts explores the world of modern-day medicine and reveals the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship. Bedside Manners is an engaging, often surprising investigation into what happens when we sit down and talk openly about vital... more...

  • The Coalwood Wayby Homer Hickam

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by celebrations of the spirit, Coalwood finds itself at a painful crossroads. The strains can be felt within the Hickam... more...

  • Avoid Boring Peopleby James D. Watson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers.   In Avoid Boring People , Watson lays down a life?s wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly... more...