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Dr "HOO" & the Big Blue Box

Doctor Who's TARDIS and books...bigger on the inside and can take you any where in space and time. An open mind begins with an open book.

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Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus
Audalio Dantas, David St. Clair, Robert M. Levine, Carolina Maria de Jesus

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West - Dee Brown

A true classic of American history,Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneeis Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell in their won words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, this book changed forever our vision of how the West was really won. A true classic of American history,Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneeis Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell in their won words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, this book changed forever our vision of how the West was really won. "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking....Impossible to put down."The New York Times "Shattering, appalling, compelling....One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages."William McPherson,The Washington Post