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1. Long [53362 words]Galileo and the Magic Numbers by Sidney Rosen [People]
2. Mid-Length [42358 words]Duke by Bill Gutman [People]
3. Long [75196 words]Fritz by Martin Shepard [People]
4. Long [110225 words]Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend by Kal Wagenheim [People]
5. Very Long [549441 words]Rivers in the Desert by Margaret Leslie Davis [People]
1. Long [82178 words]Memoirs of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs [People]
2. Long [53362 words]Galileo and the Magic Numbers by Sidney Rosen [People]
3. Long [69500 words]Metal Men: Marc Rich and the $10 Billion Scam by A. Craig Copetas [People]
4. Long [75196 words]Fritz by Martin Shepard [People]
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1 Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation [Secure]
by Eboo Patel
  With a new afterword   Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.
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2 Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend
by Kal Wagenheim
  The most famous and enduring baseball player in history, Babe Ruth, is remembered for his dramatic heroism not only on the baseball diamond but also in his life. Kal Wagenheim illustrates this larger-than-life athlete in his book Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, and describes him as both a product of his childhood in Baltimore and of his formative years as a New York Yankee. Ruth struggled desperately with the dramatic contrast between the poverty of his youth and the glamour and stardom that his... more info>> (Published: 1990)

Words: 110225 - Reading Time: 314-440 min.
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3 Brandeis
by Lewis J. Paper
  BRANDEIS is the inspiring story of one of America's greatest Supreme Court Justices, Louis D. Brandeis. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Brandeis quickly rose to power as "the people's attorney" and later became an advisor to Woodrow Wilson, the leader of the American Zionist movement, and a close confidant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. BRANDEIS is a compelling account of his personal and public life including his fight to save the Jews from Hitler's Germany and Brandeis' touching support of ... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 229916 - Reading Time: 656-919 min.
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4 Clemente!
by Kal Wagenheim
  Roberto Clemente, one of history's greatest and most memorable Hispanic baseball stars, led a remarkable professional and personal life, until he met an untimely death in 1972 in a plane crash while on a mission of mercy to the site of a disastrous earthquake in Nicaragua. The first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemente is honored once again in this book that illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburgh ... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 84627 - Reading Time: 241-338 min.
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5 Clemente!
by Kal Wagenheim
  Roberto Clemente was first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame. This classic book by baseball historian Kal Waggenehim illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburg Pirates. Clemente was tragically killed in a plane crash, but his legend lives on in this thoughtful collection of memories from his family and supporters. (Published: 1973)

Words: 84285 - Reading Time: 240-337 min.
Category: People/Sports/Entertainment

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6 Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence [Secure]
by Seth Shostak
  Aliens are big in America. Whether they've arrived via rocket, flying saucer, or plain old teleportation, they've been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for decades, and they've fascinated moviegoers and television watchers for more than fifty years. About half of us believe that aliens really exist, and millions are convinced they've visited Earth. For twenty-five years, SETI has been looking for the proof, and as the program's senior astronomer, Seth Shostak explains in this engrossing b... more info>>
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7 Diary of a Teenage Hustler
by Edward Petty
  Seventeen year old Ricky Devlin didn't have a life like other young boys his age. His past was filled with memories of alcoholism, drug abuse and family discord. It seemed to him like his only outlet was to write about it all inside his so-called "diaries". (Published: 2006)

Words: 11538 - Reading Time: 32-46 min.
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8 Duke
by Bill Gutman
  Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was one of jazz's greatest innovators. Join Bill Gutman as he explores the fascinating life of this legend from his birth at the turn of the century to his death at the age of seventy-five. Interviewing Duke's friends, fans and fellow musicians, Gutman documents the progression of a man who dedicated his life to crafting the ever-changing sound of jazz. Gutman plunges into the history of jazz from its origin in the black America honky-tonk sounds of the Ragtime Er... more info>> (Published: 1977)

Words: 42358 - Reading Time: 121-169 min.
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9 Eyes in the Alley
by Vallie Fletcher Taylor
  To most people, the Great Depression brings to mind shantytowns and fields buried in dust, breadlines and shuttered banks. For young Vallie Fletcher, it was a time when she startled her San Antonio neighbors by jumping off garage rooftops, convinced she can soar into the air. After all, that's what she did during a near-death experience at age two. It was a time when she looked into the face of a starving child, a face that would haunt her throughout her childhood. Segregation rules that did not... more info>> (Published: 2009)

Words: 109960 - Reading Time: 314-439 min.
Category: People/General Nonfiction
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10 Fritz
by Martin Shepard
  Fritz Perls described himself as a "mediocre psychoanalyst" who became "the possible creator of a 'new' method of treatment"--Gestalt Therapy. His wife described him as half prophet, half bum. Dave Rybeck, reviewing FRITZ in Psychology Today, said that "Martin Shepard has done an excellent job of getting into, on top of, and under the Fritz Perl's mystique. He spent two years learning all he could about Perl's life and has produced a masterful yet loving portrait that goes far beyond biography, ... more info>> (Published: 1975)

Words: 75196 - Reading Time: 214-300 min.
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11 Galileo and the Magic Numbers
by Sidney Rosen
  Sixteenth century Italy produced a genius who marked the world with his studies and hypotheses about mathematical, physical and astronomical truths. His father, musician Vincenzio Galilei said, "Truth is not found behind a man's reputation. Truth appears only when the answers to questions are searched out by a free mind. This is not the easy path in life but it is the most rewarding." Galileo challenged divine law and the physics of Aristotle, and questioned everything in search of truths. And i... more info>> (Published: 1958)

Words: 53362 - Reading Time: 152-213 min.
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12 Goodbye Beaver Lake
by Irwin Wolfe
  Separatist madness engulfs Quebec in this saga of a society torn asunder by French-Canadian nationalists hell bent on Quebec's secession from Canada. It might be described as a historical/political metaphor, recounting some of the momentous events which have occurred in the Province of Quebec between the late 50s and present day. The story also dips back into the 30s and 40s. (Published: 2007)

Words: 169624 - Reading Time: 484-678 min.
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13 Hard Driving: The Wendell Scott Story [Secure]
by Brian Donovan
  Hard Driving is the dramatic story of one man's dogged determination to live the life he loved, and to compete, despite daunting obstacles, at the highest level of his sport. Wendell Scott figured he was signing up for trouble when he became nascar's version of Jackie Robinson in the segregated 1950s. Some speedways refused to let him race. "Go home, nigger," spectators yelled. And after a bigoted promoter refused to pay him, Scott appealed directly to the sport's founder, nascar czar Bill Franc... more info>>
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14 Memoirs of a Slave Girl
by Harriet Jacobs
  An honest and fearless account of her exploitation as a slave. This is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, Black history, or the subject of sexual exploitation throughout history. Jacobs' story is unflinching and unusual in its candor. (Published: 2004)

Words: 82178 - Reading Time: 234-328 min.
Category: People
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15 Memoirs of an Insignificant Dragon
by Marjorie Doughty
  Civilian families were in Vietnam before the military arrived and when Vietnam fell. Much has been written about the "blood and guts" role of the military, but little about other Americans who were there during the war era. That American women were a part of the scene comes as a surprise to most people. They had to fight their own battles behind the lines while ordered to ignore the tragedy of war and "bombs bursting in air." It was difficult enough living in Vietnam as a cohesive family. But af... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 76916 - Reading Time: 219-307 min.
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16 Metal Men: Marc Rich and the $10 Billion Scam
by A. Craig Copetas
  [An E-Reads Publication] Nonfiction: How did Marc Rich make over 10 billion dollars and pay so little in taxes? Journalist A. Craig Copetas has infiltrated the inner circle of the commodities market and Rich's associates to show not only how Rich pulled off the scam, becoming one of America's most wanted criminals, but also how other traders have used the same model to evade taxes as well. Currently the center of yet another great controversy, Rich was wanted for evading almost 90 million dollar... more info>> (Published: 1985)

Words: 69500 - Reading Time: 198-278 min.
Category: People
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17 Rivers in the Desert
by Margaret Leslie Davis
  Rivers in the Desert is the quintessential American story. It follows the remarkable career of William Mulholland, the visionary who engineered the rise of Los Angeles as the greatest American city west of the Mississippi. He sought to transform the sparse and barren desert into an inhabitable environment by designing the longest aqueduct in the Western Hemisphere, bringing water from the mountains to support a large city. Davis chronicles Mulholland's dramatic ascension to wealth and fame, foll... more info>> (Published: 1993)

Words: 549441 - Reading Time: 1569-2197 min.
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18 Safe Passage: The Remarkable Story of Two Sisters Who Rescued Jews from the Nazis [Secure]
by Ida Cook
  Gala opera evenings. Sudden wealth and fame. Dangerous undercover missions into the heart of Nazi Germany. Standing up to the perils of the Blitz. No one would have predicted such glamorous and daring lives for Ida and Louise Cook--two decidedly ordinary Englishwomen who came of age between the wars and seemed destined never to stray from their quiet London suburb and comfortable civil service jobs. But in 1923 a chance hearing of an aria from Madame Butterfly sparked a passion in the sisters th... more info>>
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19 Sax on the Streets: Confessions of an American Street Musician in Europe
by Daniel Gordon
  A first-hand perspective of the life of a street musician as he and his friend travel through Europe with only a saxophone to their name. (Published: 2005)

Words: 70867 - Reading Time: 202-283 min.
Category: People/Travel
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20 Song for My Fathers: A New Orleans Story in Black and White [Secure]
by Tom Sancton
  Former Time Paris Bureau Chief and bestselling author Tom Sancton returns to the New Orleans of his youth and the music that shaped and guided his life. Song for my Fathers is the story of a young white boy driven by a consuming passion to learn the music and ways of a group of aging black jazzmen in the twilight years of the segregation era. Contemporaries of Louis Armstrong, most of them had played in local obscurity until Preservation Hall launched a nationwide revival of interest in tradi... more info>>
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21 The Frugalista Files [Secure]
by Natalie McNeal
  Natalie McNeal opened her bills in January 2008 to find that she was a staggering five figures in debt. Young, hip and gainfully (if Dilbert-ly) employed, Natalie loved her lifestyle of regular mani/pedis, daily takeout and nights on the town, but clearly something had to give.And so The Frugalista Files was born. Through her blog, Natalie confessed her spending habits to the world—and it turns out she wasn't the only one having trouble balancing the budget! From the drastic "no-buy" month that ... more info>>
Category: People

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22 The Price of Freedom
by Alex Domokos, Rita Toews
  Captured by the Russians at the end of World War II, Alex Domokos spent six years as a slave laborer in the Soviet Union rebuilding the ravages of war. Upon his release, distrusted by the puppet communist regime in Budapest, he was condemned to internal exile within his native Hungary. The revolution of 1956 at last provided a window of opportunity to flee to freedom but he and his wife had to leave their three-year-old daughter behind. It would be another 6 years before the family was reunited ... more info>> (Published: 2002) EPIC eBook Award Winner, Independent eBook Award Nominee, Clara Award Winner

Words: 100000 - Reading Time: 285-400 min.
Category: People/Politics/Government
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23 Unclaimed Destiny: The Heart of a Champion
by Rusty Rosenberger
  In 1979, Rusty Rosenberger shocked the world by defeating Reggie Jones ('72 Silver Medallist) to become the New Jersey Middleweight Boxing Champion. The World Title was within his grasp--he believed it was destiny. Then, his manager, Lou Duva, slipped him some pills before a match. How could he take the beating that followed? This book is about the worst that men can do, and how a man can stand back up and fight after he's been knocked down. It's for anyone who's into the sport of boxing, and es... more info>> (Published: 2003)

Words: 45380 - Reading Time: 129-181 min.
Category: People/Sports/Entertainment

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