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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER Henry Marsh has spent four decades operating on the human brain. In this searing and provocative memoir following his retirement from the NHS, he reflects on the experiences that have shaped his career and life, gaining a deeper understanding of what matters to us all ...
Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER Henry Marsh has spent four decades operating on the human brain. In this searing and provocative memoir following his retirement from the NHS, he reflects on the experiences that have shaped his career and life, gaining a deeper understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

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14.18 USD

Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

by Henry Marsh
Paperback
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Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A and E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. We watch Christie with a new mother holding her ...
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A and E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. We watch Christie with a new mother holding her premature son who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side as she spends many hours watching agonising heart and lung surgery, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive. In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is there by your side. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages you to stretch out your hand.

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20.48 USD

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

by Christie Watson
Paperback
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Dr Pietro Bartolo has seen more suffering and death in his career than any one man should have to witness Amnesty InternationalIt is common to think of the refugee crisis as a recent phenomenon, but Dr Pietro Bartolo, who runs the clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa, has been ...
Lampedusa: Gateway to Europe
Dr Pietro Bartolo has seen more suffering and death in his career than any one man should have to witness Amnesty InternationalIt is common to think of the refugee crisis as a recent phenomenon, but Dr Pietro Bartolo, who runs the clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa, has been caring for its victims - both the living and the dead - for a quarter of a century.Situated some 200 km off Italy's Southern coast, Lampedusa has hit the world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe.The shipwrecks began in 1992. Before the Arab Spring, they came from Africa, but now they come from across the Arab world as well. And the death toll is staggering. On Christmas Eve, 1996, 286 bodies were recovered; on the night of October 3, 2003, 366 out of 500 migrants died after a shipwreck nearby.For the past twenty-five years, Doctor Bartolo has been rescuing, welcoming, helping, and providing medical assistance to those who survived. But, above all, he has been listening to them. Tales of pain and hope, stories of those who didn't make it, who died at sea, their bodies washed up on shore; stories of those who lost their loved ones, of babies that never had a chance to be born.Translated from the Italian by Chenxin Jiang
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17.05 USD

Lampedusa: Gateway to Europe

by Lidia Tilotta, Pietro Bartolo
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Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived two bouts of colon cancer and a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. After enduring decades of harsh treatments and invasive therapies, Cohen decided to trade in his life as a patient. In 2012, Cohen and his ...
Chasing Hope: A Patient's Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future
Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived two bouts of colon cancer and a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. After enduring decades of harsh treatments and invasive therapies, Cohen decided to trade in his life as a patient. In 2012, Cohen and his wife, Meredith Vieira, were invited to host and chair an adult stem cell conference at the Vatican. Scientists would be gathering in Rome to discuss stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS. A believer in the power of denial and determination over faith and hope, Cohen was caught off guard by what he learned. Medical technology had advanced further and more quickly than Cohen had known. Could there be a chance his health could improve? Could MS be cured? As Cohen took part in a pioneering stem cell protocol, he opened himself to the possibility of hope for the first time in his adult life. Cohen's deep dive into the cutting-edge world of stem cell research and his journalistic investigation of hope includes interviews with doctors, scientists, and religious leaders, as well as conversations with others living with chronic conditions, all with the goal of understanding a hope that is both elusive and alluring. As drily funny as it is emotionally vulnerable, Chasing Hope navigates the fascinating and ever-changing intersection between illness and hope.
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40.94 USD

Chasing Hope: A Patient's Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

by Richard M Cohen
Hardback
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness `It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever' Adam ...
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness `It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt `A remarkable book about life and death and so brilliantly written it makes you hold your breath' Ruby Wax Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplant, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive. In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand. `It is very hard to describe the essence of nursing but Christie's story captures it. Through her powerful writing the true value of the nurse becomes clear' Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing
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25.58 USD

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

by Christie Watson
Hardback
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A compulsively readable, totally unforgettable memoir that recounts a sensitive college student's experience working on an emergency ambulance in hell, aka New York City. -- James Patterson In 1967, Mike Scardino was an eighteen year-old pre-med student with a problem - his parents couldn't afford to pay his college tuition. ...
Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance
A compulsively readable, totally unforgettable memoir that recounts a sensitive college student's experience working on an emergency ambulance in hell, aka New York City. -- James Patterson In 1967, Mike Scardino was an eighteen year-old pre-med student with a problem - his parents couldn't afford to pay his college tuition. Luckily, Mike's dad hooked him up with a lucrative, albeit unusual, summer job, one he's never forgotten. Bad Call is Mike's visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers he spent working as an ambulance attendant on the mean streets of late 1960s New York, at a time when emergency medicine looked nothing like it does today. Fueled by adrenaline and Sabrett's hot dogs, he crossed third rails to pick up injured trainmen, encountered a woman attacked by rats, attended to victims of a plane crash at JFK airport, was nearly murdered, and got an early and indelible education in the impermanence of life. But his work also afforded moments of rare beauty, hope, and everyday heroism, and it changed the course of Mike's life as well as the way he saw the world. Action-packed, poignant, and rich with details that bring Mike's world to life, Bad Call is a gritty portrait of a bygone era as well as a thrilling tale of one man's coming of age.
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28.350000 USD

Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance

by Mike Scardino
Hardback
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`Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year Winner of iBooks' Book of ...
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
`Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. As seen on ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club This edition includes extra diary entries and a new introduction and afterword by the author.
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15.49 USD

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

by Adam Kay
Paperback
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`Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year Winner of iBooks' Book of ...
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
`Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. As seen on ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.
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14.18 USD

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

by Adam Kay
Paperback
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With his deeply informed and compassionate book...Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a `moral imperative' [for doctors] to do right by their patients (New York Journal of Books). The first book for the general public about the importance of mindfulness in medical practice, Attending is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration ...
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity
With his deeply informed and compassionate book...Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a `moral imperative' [for doctors] to do right by their patients (New York Journal of Books). The first book for the general public about the importance of mindfulness in medical practice, Attending is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients. From his early days as a Harvard Medical School student, Epstein saw what made good doctors great-more accurate diagnoses, fewer errors, and stronger connections with their patients. This made a lasting impression on him and set the stage for his life's work-identifying the qualities and habits that distinguish master clinicians from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness. Dr. Epstein shows how taking time to pay attention to patients can lead to better outcomes on both sides of the stethoscope (Publishers Weekly). Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, Dr. Epstein explores four foundations of mindfulness-Attention, Curiosity, Beginner's Mind, and Presence-and shows how clinicians can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care. The commodification of health care has shifted doctors' focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, Epstein offers a concise guide to his view of what mindfulness is, its value, and how it is a skill that anyone can work to acquire (Library Journal).
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22.17 USD

Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

by Dr Ronald Epstein
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Julia Buckley needs a miracle. Like a third of the UK population, she has a chronic pain condition. According to her doctors, it can't be cured. She doesn't believe them. She does believe in miracles, though. It's just a question of tracking one down. Julia's search for a cure takes ...
Heal Me: In Search of a Cure
Julia Buckley needs a miracle. Like a third of the UK population, she has a chronic pain condition. According to her doctors, it can't be cured. She doesn't believe them. She does believe in miracles, though. It's just a question of tracking one down. Julia's search for a cure takes her on a global quest, exploring the boundaries between science, psychology and faith with practitioners on the fringes of conventional, traditional and alternative medicine. From neuroplastic brain rewiring in San Francisco to medical marijuana in Colorado, Haitian vodou rituals to Brazilian 'spiritual surgery', she's willing to try anything. Can miracles happen? And more importantly, what happens next if they do? Raising vital questions about the modern medical system, this is also a story about identity in a system historically skewed against 'hysterical' female patients, and the struggle to retain a sense of self under the medical gaze. Heal Me explains why modern medicine's current approach to chronic pain is failing patients. It explores the importance of faith, hope and cynicism, and examines our relationships with our doctors, our beliefs and ourselves.
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28.99 USD

Heal Me: In Search of a Cure

by Julia Buckley
Hardback
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An incredible memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons, recalling some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he’s worked on. Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon’s shoulder. A slip of the hand and life ebbs away. The balance between life and death is so delicate, ...
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

An incredible memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons, recalling some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he’s worked on.

Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon’s shoulder. A slip of the hand and life ebbs away.

The balance between life and death is so delicate, and the heart surgeon walks that rope between the two. In the operating room there is no time for doubt. It is flesh, blood, rib-retractors and pumping the vital organ with your bare hand to squeeze the life back into it. An off-day can have dire consequences this job has a steep learning curve, and the cost is measured in human life. Cardiac surgery is not for the faint of heart.

Professor Stephen Westaby took chances and pushed the boundaries of heart surgery. He saved hundreds of lives over the course of a thirty-five year career and now, in his astounding memoir, Westaby details some of his most remarkable and poignant cases such as the baby who had suffered multiple heart attacks by six months old, a woman who lived the nightmare of locked-in syndrome, and a man whose life was powered by a battery for eight years.

A powerful, important and incredibly moving book, Fragile Lives offers an exceptional insight into the exhilarating and sometimes tragic world of heart surgery, and how it feels to hold someone’s life in your hands.

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12.86 USD

Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

by Stephen Westaby
Paperback
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For many of us who suffer from depression or anxiety, the simple act of endurance, of appearing 'normal', is the most daunting, painful and heroic task. Getting out of bed, packing the kids off to school, showing up for work, preparing dinner...These can be astonishing achievements when it sometimes seems ...
Fire on All Sides
For many of us who suffer from depression or anxiety, the simple act of endurance, of appearing 'normal', is the most daunting, painful and heroic task. Getting out of bed, packing the kids off to school, showing up for work, preparing dinner...These can be astonishing achievements when it sometimes seems to take a superhuman effort simply to stand upright. How do you keep going? How do you do what you do, day in, day out, conforming to people's idea of you and functioning in the way society expects you to, when all you want to do is disappear and hide? In Fire On All Sides, Rhodes attempts to find how to make the unbearable possible to bear in the most exposing circumstances possible. As he embarks on a gruelling five-month concert tour performing in front of thousands of people he doesn't know, the tortuous voices in his mind his constant companions, he has no choice but to face these wild, mad ramblings head on. Luckily, there is the music. There is always the music. Bach, Chopin, Beethoven - they are his holy grail, his mechanism for survival. Just. This is an important, urgent book. It's about going through your day feeling crazy and not finding a way out, it's about not setting the happiness bar too high, it's about accepting the messy imperfection that is life. Rhodes explodes the myths surrounding depression, anxiety and stress - the plagues of our society - into a million pieces, then sticks them back together again with his characteristic thought-provoking, laser sharp and humorous style. The really good news? It's going to be OK. Just.
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26.78 USD

Fire on All Sides

by James Rhodes
Hardback
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Hell & Back: Wife & Mother, Doctor & Patient, Dragon Slayer
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37.750000 USD

Hell & Back: Wife & Mother, Doctor & Patient, Dragon Slayer

by Tali Lando Aronoff MD
Hardback
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I'm the Bob and Cathy's Kid: Emotions - Love and Fury
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16.790000 USD

I'm the Bob and Cathy's Kid: Emotions - Love and Fury

by Aga Karst, Bettyanne Batt, Dr Trevor Hurwitz
Paperback
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Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold
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21.210000 USD

Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold

by Dr Paul Zeitz
Paperback
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Sick: A Memoir
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16.790000 USD

Sick: A Memoir

by Porochista Khakpour
Paperback
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An Abled Life: Challenging the Limits of Polio
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28.340000 USD

An Abled Life: Challenging the Limits of Polio

by Thomas C Wilczewski
Hardback
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The Young Kiwi Nurse: A Wife's Tale (Story)
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6.810000 USD

The Young Kiwi Nurse: A Wife's Tale (Story)

by Gill M Carruthers
Paperback
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Country Doctor 54 Years: With Humor, Humility, and Common Sense
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26.200000 USD

Country Doctor 54 Years: With Humor, Humility, and Common Sense

by Robert B Chambliss MD
Paperback
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Not Finished Yet: My Personal Victory Over Throat Cancer
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10.490000 USD

Not Finished Yet: My Personal Victory Over Throat Cancer

by Mike McGrath
Paperback
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Art of Hope
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14.690000 USD

Art of Hope

by Emma Harot
Paperback
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Fencing with God: A Surgeon's Duel for Existence
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35.650000 USD

Fencing with God: A Surgeon's Duel for Existence

by F a C S Sidney Kaplan M D
Hardback
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Since John Got Sick
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17.850000 USD

Since John Got Sick

by John Greene, Allison Greene
Paperback
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Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room
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31.490000 USD

Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room

by Paul Seward
CD-Audio
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Dynamite Mike McGee: A Biography
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15.700000 USD

Dynamite Mike McGee: A Biography

by Lona Smith
Paperback
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A Handful of Happiness: How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart
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24.140000 USD

A Handful of Happiness: How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart

by Antonella Tomaselli, Massimo Vacchetta
Hardback
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My Cancer Rehabilitation Miracle
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13.520000 USD

My Cancer Rehabilitation Miracle

by Dr Richard Zurbrigg
Paperback
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I'm the Bob and Cathy's Kid: Emotions - Love and Fury
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26.240000 USD

I'm the Bob and Cathy's Kid: Emotions - Love and Fury

by Aga Karst, Bettyanne Batt, Dr Trevor Hurwitz
Hardback
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Rebel Doctor: From Baghdad to the Australian Bush
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18.900000 USD

Rebel Doctor: From Baghdad to the Australian Bush

by Issam Muteir
Paperback
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Myth of Catastrophy
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27.250000 USD

Myth of Catastrophy

by Vance Jasen Garrison
Hardback
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