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Night :: Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator)
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Description: Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camps, and then to Buchenwald. Night...[More]
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The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom :: Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
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Description: Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister  Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron  beating a prisoner."Oh, the poor woman,"  Corrie...[More]
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Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office :: Jen Lancaster
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Description: Jen Lancaster was living the sweet life-until real life kicked her to the curb. She had the perfect man, the perfect job-hell, she had the perfect life-and there was no reason to think it...[More]
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Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes :: Frank McCourt
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Description: "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary...[More]
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Into the Wild
Into the Wild :: Jon Krakauer
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Description: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given...[More]
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Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes :: Frank McCourt
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Description: "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic...[More]
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Such a Pretty Fat
Such a Pretty Fat :: Jen Lancaster
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Description: Personal Training, Session One: I'm standing at the front desk, waiting for the mythical "Barbie" to appear. While I was sucking down water and aspirin earlier today, trying to...[More]
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Into Thin Air : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster :: Jon Krakauer
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Description: A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm...[More]
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time :: David Oliver Relin, Greg Mortenson
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Description: The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyard Anyone who despairs of the...[More]
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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness :: Dave Pelzer
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Description: The inspiring conclusion to A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy"All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of...[More]
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend :: Laura Hillenbrand
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Description: Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or...[More]
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Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History :: Art Spiegelman
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Description: A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.[More]
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier :: Ishmael Beah
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Description: My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with...[More]
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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions :: Ben Mezrich
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Description: #1 National Bestseller!The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T.students who beat the system in Vegas -- and lived to tell how.Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the...[More]
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My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands :: Chelsea Handler
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Description: In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying...[More]
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Running with Scissors
Running with Scissors :: Augusten Burroughs
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Description: "Running with Scissors" is the true story of a boy whose mother... gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus.... At the age of...[More]
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A Year in Provence
A Year in Provence :: Peter Mayle
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Description: They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provencal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by-month account of the...[More]
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John Adams
John Adams :: David McCullough
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Description: In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who...[More]
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An Unquiet Mind : A Memoir of Moods and Madness
An Unquiet Mind : A Memoir of Moods and Madness :: Kay Redfield Jamison
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Description: As a founder of UCLA's Affective Disorder Clinic and a co-author of a standard medical text, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison may be the foremost authority on manic-depressive illness.??She is also one of...[More]
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Maus II : A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus)
Maus II : A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus) :: Art Spiegelman
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Description: MAUS was the first half of the tale of survival of the author's parents, charting their desperate progress from prewar Poland Auschwitz. Here is the continuation, in which the father survives the...[More]
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Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith :: Anne Lamott
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Description: Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is...[More]
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Magical Thinking
Magical Thinking :: Augusten Burroughs
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Description: Augusten Burroughs continues his series of memoirs with this wild collection of stories. Here Burroughs confesses to various outrageous thoughts, including his desire to murder his cleaning lady...[More]
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Possible Side Effects
Possible Side Effects :: Augusten Burroughs
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Description: National Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative collection of stories yet. From nicotine gum addiction to...[More]
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier :: Ishmael Beah
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Description: A human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government...[More]
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They Cage the Animals at Night
They Cage the Animals at Night :: Jennings Michael Burch
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Description: One rainy day in Brooklyn, Jennings Michael Burch's mother, too sick to care for him, left him at an orphanage, saying only, "I'll be right back." She never returned. Shuttled through a series of...[More]
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All But My Life : A Memoir
All But My Life : A Memoir :: Gerda Weissmann Klein
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Description: All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her...[More]
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Infidel
Infidel :: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Description: Readers with an eye on European politics will recognize Ali as the Somali-born member of the Dutch parliament who faced death threats after collaborating on a film about domestic violence against...[More]
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Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China :: Jung Chang
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Description: Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, Wild Swans has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story...[More]
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84, Charing Cross Road
84, Charing Cross Road :: Helene Hanff
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Description: The beloved classic - a twenty year correspondence between Helene Hanff, a freelance American writer living in New York  and a British used bookk dealer in London. They share wisdom,...[More]
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Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea :: Chelsea Handler
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Description: THE EAGERLY AWAITED COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HORIZONTAL LIFE When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power...[More]
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Not Without My Daughter
Not Without My Daughter :: Betty Mahmoody, William Hoffer
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Description: In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob,...[More]
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A Rip in Heaven : A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath
A Rip in Heaven : A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath :: Jeanine Cummins
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Description: When my parents packed my brother, sister and me into the family van and drove us to Missouri for Spring Break, we brought our entirely imagined city-hardness with us. The hard truth that we were...[More]
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Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife :: Peggy Vincent
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Description: Each time she knelt to "catch" another wriggling baby -- nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career -- California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to...[More]
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'Tis : A Memoir
'Tis : A Memoir :: Frank McCourt
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Description: Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which...[More]
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The Know-It-All : One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
The Know-It-All : One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World :: A. J. Jacobs
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Description: 33,000 PAGES44 MILLION WORDS10 BILLION YEARS OF HISTORY1 OBSESSED MANPart memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious,...[More]
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Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln :: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Description: On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln...[More]
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Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills :: Charles W. Henderson
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Description: Marine Sniper is not only one of the most astonishing true stories to emerge from the Vietnam War, it has become a classic of military nonfiction, inspiring a sequel, Silent Warrior: The Marine...[More]
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Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil :: Deborah Rodriguez, Kristin Ohlson
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Description: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills...[More]
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Zeitoun
Zeitoun :: Dave Eggers
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Description: The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.   Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run...[More]
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'Tis: A Memoir
'Tis: A Memoir :: Frank McCourt
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Description: Continues the sometimes harrowing tale of the author's youth as he immigrates from Ireland to the United States, joins the Army, goes to college, and begins building a life. [More]
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John Adams
John Adams :: David McCullough
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Description: In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the...[More]
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The Duggars: 20 and Counting! Raising One of America's Largest Families
The Duggars: 20 and Counting! Raising One of America's Largest Families :: Michelle Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar
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Description: Discover the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they raise one of America's largest families. - Discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at...[More]
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Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl :: Stacey O'Brien
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Description: On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in...[More]
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Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper :: Diablo Cody
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Description: Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV's The Late Show to be the pick of "Dave's Book Club 2006," Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a...[More]
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Travels With Charley: In Search of America
Travels With Charley: In Search of America :: John Steinbeck
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Description: With his dog Charley, John Steinbeck set out in his truck to explore and experience America in the 1960s. As he talked with all kinds of people, he sadly noted the passing of regional speech, fell...[More]
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail :: Cheryl Strayed
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Description: A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe -- and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl...[More]
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books :: Azar Nafisi
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Description: Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden...[More]
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Blackbird : A Childhood Lost and Found
Blackbird : A Childhood Lost and Found :: Jennifer Lauck
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Description: To young Jenny, the house on Mary Street was home -- the place where she was loved, a blue-sky world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness...[More]
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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II :: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Description: No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary...[More]
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sTORI Telling
sTORI Telling :: Tori Spelling
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Description: She was television's most famous virgin -- and, as Aaron Spelling's daughter, arguably its most famous case of nepotism. Portraying Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, Tori Spelling became one...[More]
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