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141. Encyclopedia of World Cultures,
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141. Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 2: North America
by David Levinson
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Catlog: Book (1991-04-01)
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company.
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142. Nelson Classic Giant Print Center-column Reference Bible
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Asin: 0785203044
Catlog: Book (1994-07-06)
Publisher: Nelson Bibles
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Now there is a New King James Version Reference Bible available in giant print. With center-column references, self-pronouncing text, topical running heads, messianic prophecies with stars, 8 pages of maps, and concordance, this is a true reference Bible.

The giant 13 1/2 point type makes reading easy! A dependable reference Bible, this giant print Bible is also an excellent choice for a pulpit Bible. The 8-page family record offers room to record important milestones, such as births, weddings, and family history. Available in durable leatherflex, the Nelson Classic Giant Print Center-Column Reference Bible comes in popular colors.

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143. El Remanente (Thorndike Press Large Print Spanish Language Series)
by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim F. Lahaye
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Asin: 0786268328
Catlog: Book (2004-10-30)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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144. Corson of the J.C.
by Clarence Mulford
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Asin: 0884112322
Catlog: Book (1991-06-01)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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145. Due South (Ulverscroft Large Print)
by Jan Webster
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Catlog: Book (1990-11-01)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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146. Autobiography
by Benjamin Franklin
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Asin: 0939495562
Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
Publisher: North Books
Sales Rank: 680156
Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Franklin's informal account of his remarkable life
In many ways, this is, to someone coming to it for the first time, a very surprising book. For one thing, it is amazingly incomplete. Franklin is, of course, one of the most famous Americans who ever lived, and his accomplishments in a wide array of endeavors are a part of American lore and popular history. A great deal of this lore and many of his accomplishments are missing from this account of his life. He never finished the autobiography, earlier in his life because he was too busy with what he terms public "employments," and later in life because the opium he was taking for kidney stones left him unable to concentrate sufficiently. Had Franklin been able to write about every period of his life and all of his achievements, his AUTOBIOGRAPHY would have been one of the most remarkable documents every produced. It is amazingly compelling in its incomplete state.

As a serious reader, I was delighted in the way that Franklin is obsessed with the reading habits of other people. Over and over in the course of his memoir, he remarks that such and such a person was fond of reading, or owned a large number of books, or was a poet or author. Clearly, it is one of the qualities he most admires in others, and one of the qualities in a person that makes him want to know a person. He finds other readers to be kindred souls.

If one is familiar with the Pragmatists, one finds many pragmatist tendencies in Franklin's thought. He is concerned less with ideals than with ideas that work and are functional. For instance, at one point he implies that while his own beliefs lean more towards the deistical, he sees formal religion as playing an important role in life and society, and he goes out of his way to never criticize the faith of another person. His pragmatism comes out also in list of the virtues, which is one of the more famous and striking parts of his book. As is well known, he compiled a list of 13 virtues, which he felt summed up all the virtues taught by all philosophers and religions. But they are practical, not abstract virtues. He states that he wanted to articulate virtues that possessed simple and not complex ideas. Why? The simpler the idea, the easier to apply. And in formulating his list of virtues, he is more concerned with the manner in which these virtues can be actualized in one's life. Franklin has utterly no interest in abstract morality.

One of Franklin's virtues is humility, and his humility comes out in the form of his book. His narrative is exceedingly informal, not merely in the first part, which was ostensibly addressed to his son, but in the later sections (the autobiography was composed upon four separate occasions). The informal nature of the book displays Franklin's intended humility, and for Franklin, seeming to be so is nearly as important as actually being so. For part of the function of the virtues in an individual is not merely to make that particular person virtuous, but to function as an example to others. This notion of his being an example to other people is one of the major themes in his book. His life, he believes, is an exemplary one. And he believes that by sharing the details of his own life, he can serves as a template for other lives.

One striking aspect of his book is what one could almost call Secular Puritanism. Although Franklin was hardly a prude, he was nonetheless very much a child of the Puritans. This is not displayed merely in his promotion of the virtues, but in his abstaining from excessiveness in eating, drinking, conversation, or whatever. Franklin is intensely concerned with self-governance.

I think anyone not having read this before will be surprised at how readable and enjoyable this is. I think also one can only regret that Franklin was not able to write about the entirety of his life. He was a remarkable man with a remarkable story to tell.

5-0 out of 5 stars You will be richer from reading this book
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is the story of one man's efforts to integrate certain principles and habits - integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, industry, simplicity, modesty - into his life and to embed them deep within his nature. Franklin was a scientist, philosopher, statesman, inventor, educator, diplomat, politician, humorist and man of letters who led a very full life. He was also a moralist and humanitarian who was happy to be considered unconventional by doing things the way he thought they should be done. His was a life well lived and a model from which we can learn much. In the introduction we are told: "Himself a master of the motives of human conduct, Franklin did not set out to reveal himself in his autobiography. Rather, he intended to tell us (insofar as we, the nation, are the 'posterity' to whom he addressed himself) how life was to be lived, good done, and happiness achieved - how the ball was to be danced."

Franklin did not have an easy life as the tenth son of a candle maker whose education ended at the age of ten. But by hard work and careful planning he was able to retire from business at the age of forty-two and devote his time to science and politics. He was sent to England in 1764 to petition the King to end the proprietary government of the colony. Soon after the Revolution began he was sent to France to negotiate an alliance with Louis XVI. He was a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence. It is difficult to image anyone not coming away richer from reading this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Book Of Firsts
Said to be the first work of American literature, by America's first citizen: Ben Franklin's autobiography has certainly drawn a lot of praise.

Written in several pieces, it takes his life just past his electrical experiments, ending with his ambassadorial trip to London in 1757 on behalf of the Pennsylvania Assembly to argue that the Proprietors (the descendants of William Penn) should accept a tax to fund the raising of a militia.

Ben's early life story is familiar to all, coming penniless from Boston to Philadelphia, etc. particularly these days when new Franklin biographies seem to appear almost monthly. It is an interesting book, particularly because it was written by Franklin himself. But the breathless praise that is everywhere showered upon it seems a bit over done. First of all, it's incomplete, and secondly, it's not nearly as witty as Poor Richard.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Unfinished Autobiography of the Consumate American Life
Franklin wrote this autobiography as a letter of instruction in the ways of the world to his youthful and illegitimate son of 40. It only covers the first half or so of his incredible life, so the things that really made him well-known are not covered, but there is plenty here anyway.

Franklin recounts his family's modest life in England and the circumstances that brought them to Boston. He was among the youngest of a very large family, ultimately finding his way to Philadelphia to find work as a printer when an apprenticeship with an older brother turned sour.

We always think of Franklin as being a slightly older statesman among the Founding Fathers, when in fact he was a full generation older than Washington or Jefferson. Unlike popular perception, he was an athletic and vibrant youth, who rescued a drowning Dutch companion and taught swimming to children of London's elite.

Philadelphia in the 1720's and 1730's was a small town, never sure if it would really take off as a settlement. Franklin quickly befriended key politicians who felt Philadelphia had grown sufficiently to have a world-class print shop. He played a key role in the town's development, leading civic groups in establishing libraries, fire companies, meeting halls, and street cleaning services. Of course, he was also the consummate politician, serving in office, and networking his way to his first fortune by publishing government documents and printing the first paper currency. He also had a knack for working with the several important religious sects of that time and place, especially the pacifist Quakers, even though Franklin was a deist.

Franklin was a clever businessman. In today's lexicon, he effectively franchised across the colonies his concept of the publisher/printer who would provide both the content and the ink on paper. By age 30, he had set up his business affairs so that his printing businesses in several colonies were operated by partners and he received a share of the profits, allowing him to pursue other interests.

The autobiography is unfinished, so we don't hear his account of his pursuits of electricity, which made him as famous and well-known as Bill Gates is today, nor his thought on the Revolution. Franklin did play a key role in establishing logistical support to the British during their fight with the French in the New World. At that time and during his years in Europe, he was generally perceived as a Tory supporter.

Read this book to learn how Franklin devoted himself to self-improvement by establishing clubs, lending libraries, a sober lifestyle allowing time for study, and his methods for measuring his personal performance against metrics he had established for a proper lifestyle. One will also gather a new appreciation for the fullness, utility, and richness of the English language when put on paper by a master.

3-0 out of 5 stars Read as a companion to Isaacson
Ten years ago, I purchased the paperback and could not get past the first few chapters. Five years ago, I bought the cassette version and could not get much further. After finishing and enjoying Walter Isaacson's Franklin bio immediately prior to this third attempt, I was finally able to enjoy "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin". Fredd Wayne brings Franklin to life with what seems like a perfect portrayal. He *performs* rather than narrates.

Without the insight from Issacson, or, I suspect, from any decent biography of Franklin, the autobiography is disjointed, as he wrote different sections at different times of his life, and some time periods are eliminated completely. And it seems to have multiple personalities, struggling between the subjects of self-help, biography, history and simple meanderings and ruminations of an old man.

As a companion book - 5 stars; as a standalone - 2-3 stars ... Read more


147. Multilingual Glossary for Art Librarians: English With Indexes in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish (Ifla Publications, 75)
by K. G. Saur
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Asin: 3598218028
Catlog: Book (1996-10-01)
Publisher: K. G. Saur
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148. The official scrabble players dictionary
by Meriam Webster
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Catlog: Book (2005-10-01)
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New edition! Specially designed to meet the standards of the National Association for the Visually Handicapped (NAVH). More than 100,000 playable two- to eight-letter words including 4,000 new entries. Ideal for recreational use. Includes variant spellings. Endorsed by the National SCRABBLE® Association. ... Read more


149. Not for Tourists Guide to San Francisco 2006 (Not for Tourists Guide to San Francisco)
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Catlog: Book (2005-10-15)
Publisher: American Map
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150. Statistical Abstract of the United States 1998: The National Data Book(Enlarged Print) (Statistical Abstract of the United States Large Print (Library Edition), 1998)
by U S Bureau of the Census
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Asin: 0890591237
Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
Publisher: Bernan Press
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151. The Wheel of Things: A Biography of L.M. Montgomery (Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Literary Classics Large Print)
by Mollie Gillen
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Asin: 1550412965
Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars groundbreaking bio
This to date has been the best biography on L. M. Montgomery, as most of the others simply re-hash each other both in content and in photos. This one covers new ground though, and covers old ground in a new and more insightful and thorough way. I especially liked how Mollie Gillen brings out Maud's contradictory nature, showing us that the public Maud (cheerful dutiful wife of a minister) was often at odds with the private Maud, a woman who often felt repressed, depressed, and stressed over events in her life.

A new comprehensive biography for many years now been in the process of being written by Mary Rubio about the life of L. M. Montgomery, and I read somewhere that it's supposed to be published later this year. I can't wait. It'll be interesting to see how it stands against this book. I have high hopes.

David Rehak
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152. Longman Medical Dictionary (Large Type Editions)
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Catlog: Book (1986-03-01)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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153. Country Bouquet (Isis Reminiscence Series)
by Phyllis Nicholson
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Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
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154. 1999 Large Print Atlas
by Universal Map Enterprises, Universal Map
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Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
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155. The Night Before Christmas: Memories of an Old Time Country Christmas
by Alice Taylor
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Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
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156. Showbiz Goes to War (Charnwood Library Series)
by Eric Taylor
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Catlog: Book (1994-01-01)
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157. Grace Livingston Hill (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
by Robert Munce
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158. Richard Yates (Twayne's United States Authors Series, 669)
by David Castronovo, Steven Goldleaf, Frank Day
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Catlog: Book (1996-12-01)
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159. The Complete Directory of Large Print Books and Serials 2003 (Complete Directory of Large Print Books and Serials)
by Not Applicable (Na )
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160. A Woman Clothed With the Sun: Eight Great Appearances of Our Lady in Modern Times
by John J. Delaney
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Catlog: Book (1996-04-01)
Publisher: Walker & Company
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I usually write more elaborate reviews, but it's not necessary here. Suffice it to say that this is one of the best books on Marian apparitions. Highly, highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Examines the seven most significant apparitions of Our Lady
A Woman Clothed With The Sun examines the seven most significant apparitions of Our Lady in the past two centuries, from Lourdes and Fatima to Banneux and the appearance of Mary at Guadalupe. Each apparition receives historical explanation, description of the vision, and Mary's messages as quoted and interpreted by scholars and experts. An excellent, highly readable overview.

5-0 out of 5 stars An informative book, which is both reverent and factual
This book gives a synopsis of eight modern apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While the tone is reverent, the text is factual and specific. Both Catholics and non-Catholics interested in paranormal phenomena will enjoy this book. Each chapter is self-contained, making the book suitable for browsing. An excellent introduction to the topic of Marian apparitions. ... Read more


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