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Subject: Who do YOU know? Post Here
Date Posted: 9/22/2009 8:44 AM ET
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The old saying goes: It's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know.

Post books from your shelf that feature people who have made their mark in any field, in any way. 

Maybe I will become inspired and leave a similiar mark and someone will write a book about me, or I may write it myself.

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 8:46 AM ET
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Jesus: An Historian's Review of the Gospels by Michael Grant  ***TAKEN***



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Date Posted: 9/22/2009 9:18 AM ET
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oopsy... had two windows open and posted in the wrong forum, LOL!



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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings
Author:
Amy Kelly
 
 
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Arnie:  Inside the Legend :: Larry Guest

I'll be a shameless name-dropper and say that this book was written by my dad, who was the long-time sports editor at the Orlando newspaper.  Writing this book was his professional life-long dream.  I remember as a small child sitting next to him pushing the start-stop button on his tape recorder as he transcribed the hours of interviews he did researching the book.  His pursuit of his dream, and the reality that dreams aren't always what they are cracked up to be, definitely made a mark on me.

If you are interested in Sports books, he's written five or six.  He wrote one about the golfer Payne Stewart, one with Atlanta Braves GM John Shuerholtz and a couple of other local interest sports books.  Most of them are available here on PBS!  It was kinda cool when I first joined, looking him up and actually finding some of his books posted :)

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 11:29 AM ET
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My biographies are moving on to others. Here is another from my shelf:

A great story of Abraham Lincoln.

With Malice Toward None
Author:
Stephen B. Oates
 
 
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Bless Me, Ultima
Author: Rudolfo Anaya

It was #5 on the most banned books list this year.  Clearly it made an impact!

 

Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare

Since you can't escape high school without reading something by Shakespeare, I think he made a big impact.  (I have more Shakespeare on my shelf)

 

Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology (Women of Our Time)
Author: Kathleen V. Kudlinski

The ecologist that sounded the warning against DDT and other pesticides.  This is a children's book.

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Hoopla by Harry Stein   ***TAKEN***

When eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, the team became known as the "Black Sox." Hoopla blends the narrative of team member George Weaver with the view of Luther Pond, who exposed the scandal. Filled with cameo portraits of prominent sports legends of the early twentieth century, this novel brings to life an era when America was passionate, even patriotic, about baseball; and when one reporter's words had the power to rock a nation.



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Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma: The American Portraits Series (Hardcover)  ***TAKEN***

Pocahontas' life is a testament to the subtle intelligence that Native Americans, always aware of their material disadvantages, brought against the military power of the colonizing English. Resistance, espionage, collaboration, deception: Pocahontas' life is here shown as a road map to Native American strategies of defiance exercised in the face of overwhelming odds and in the hope for a semblance of independence worth the name.



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Charles Kuralt's American Moments:   Charles Kuralt

Burns & Allen:  Audio Cassettes of some of their famous routines

Angela's Ashes:  Frank McCourt

Heartsongs:  Mattie J. T. Stepanek

The Greatest Generation:  Tom Brokaw (audio cassette)

I Feel Bad About My Neck:  Nora Ephron

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i am not sure of the authors but the real life women in Sybil and when rabbits howl.

the other person i think of is anne frank

(i have when rabbits howl and had a copy of sybil that i donated to our local rape crisis group. i plan to do the same when i reread when rabbits howl. we all have read anne frank)



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