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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Secretariat

Secretariat - Raymond G. Woolfe Jr., Ronald Turcotte This book is the quintessential book on Secretariat. The basic facts are there, but the real treat in the book are the wonderful photographs of Secretariat and all the people in his life. My favorite photograph is of Secretariat onboard the plane taking him to his new career at the breeding facility at Claiborne, near Lexington, Kentucky. The picture is of Secretariat, gripping Eddie Sweat's jacket. The flight has made Secretariat nervous. So to comfort himself,he "holds on" to Eddie Sweat, the man who has nurtured him constantly for the past 2 years. It is a touching picture, like a child holding the hand of his mother to steady himself against a wave of fear.