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  • NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane. by Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food…

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    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food stores dwindling, conditions at the jail deteriorated rapidly as temperatures inside soared in the blistering summer heat. Cut off from help, the medical staff struggled to care for thousands of inmates, staff, and neighborhood residents while deputies struggled to maintain order. Through it all loomed the constant menace of the prison inmates, many of them desperate to survive or possibly escape. Rioting prisoners, burning buildings, SWAT team rescues, and medical emergencies all conspired to create a storm within a storm: a trial weathered by the courage and perseverance of a dedicated few who worked to the breaking point and beyond." Illustrated with an inserted section of 47 color photographs and drawings of the floor plan. Author's note. vii, 327 pp. ISBN: 9780806528311.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 40294
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  • VINEGAR PIE AND CHICKEN BREAD: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-91. by [Jackson, Nannie Stillwell] Bolsterli, Margaret Jones, editor.
    [Jackson, Nannie Stillwell] Bolsterli, Margaret Jones, editor.
    VINEGAR PIE AND CHICKEN BREAD: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-91.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - A diary covering almost one year of the life of Nannie Jackson, beginning in June 1890 when she was 36 years old, recounting in detail her daily routine of cooking, sewing, cleaning and gardening, but also giving glimpses into the support that women gave each other, and especially her close friendship with 19 year old Fannie Morgan, a friendship that upset her husband. Edited and with a long introduction by Margaret Jones Bolsterli. Volume 1 of The President's Series in Arkansas and Regional Studies. Photographs, map, glossary, bibliography, index. xii, 108 pp. ISBN: 0-938626108.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light foxing to the first and last page)

    Book ID: 67567
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  • WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE. by Johnson, T. Geronimo.
    Johnson, T. Geronimo.
    WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - His very highly praised second novel - it "plunks four engaging but naive young ideologues from Berkeley into the middle of a Civil War re-enactment in a small town in the contemporary South with results that are surprising, heart-breaking, tragicomic and deeply disturbing (Jaime Gordon.) SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. Includes a Sexicon (glossary) and list works cited. xiii, 360 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 63030
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  • Jones, Laurence C.
    PINEY WOODS AND ITS STORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Fleming Revell, 1922. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the introduction by S. S. McClure: "This is the story, told by himself, of a Negro of education, intelligence and sensitivity" and of the school he founded for the "poorest and most ignorant of his race" at Piney Woods in Mississippi. INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper "To our friend, Mr. Charles Hauffman in the spirit in which you have helped us. Sincerely Laurence C. Jones, Buxton, Miss. 2-6-23.' Illustrated with photographs. 151 pp.

    Condition: Near fine, in navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Lettering is bright, corners unbumped and showing only the slightest signs of wear. Unusual in this condition.

    Book ID: 32698
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  • AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE. by Jones, Tayari.
    Jones, Tayari.
    AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE.

    Edition: First thus (full number line, but Oprah logo on dust jacket)

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Jones' acclaimed fourth novel - praise from Michael Chabon, Amy Bloom and Tom Perrotta who says that this "asks hard questions about injustice and betrayal, and answers them with a heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded. Tayari Jones has written a complex and important novel about people trapped in a tragic situation, struggling to reconcile their responsibilities and desires." SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1616208776.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 76790
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  • AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE. by Jones, Tayari.
    Jones, Tayari.
    AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - Jones' acclaimed fourth novel - praise from Michael Chabon, Amy Bloom and Tom Perrotta who says that this "asks hard questions about injustice and betrayal, and answers them with a heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded. Tayari Jones has written a complex and important novel about people trapped in a tragic situation, struggling to reconcile their responsibilities and desires." SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp with letter to the reader from Jones bound in at front of book.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 72828
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  • KATRINE. by Lane, Elinor Macartney (1864 - 1909)
    Lane, Elinor Macartney (1864 - 1909)
    KATRINE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel, the author's third and final novel published in the same month as her death. While Lane is almost forgotten now, this novel was the second best-selling novel in the US for 1909. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 315 pp.

    Condition: Good only in red cloth (some water damage and bleeding to the back cover, contents are very good)

    Book ID: 64196
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  • THE MILITARY ANNALS OF TENNESSEE: CONFEDERATE: First Series. Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources by Lindsley, John Berrien. M.D., D,D. (1822-1897.)
    Lindsley, John Berrien. M.D., D,D. (1822-1897.)
    THE MILITARY ANNALS OF TENNESSEE: CONFEDERATE: First Series. Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources

    Edition: First edition.

    Nashville: J. M. Lindsley & Co, Publishers, 1886. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this monumental work on the military operations and regimental histories of the Confederate Tennessee soldiers. Includes introductory essays on Tennessee as the theater of war and on the Army of Tennessee as well as regimental histories and memorial rolls of varying length and detail. Illustrated with numerous sketches of soldiers, from Privates to Generals (some plates include just one portrait, others have several, each has a tissue guard.) An important reference work. 910 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition overall in original brown cloth stamped with black decorations, gilt lettering on the spine and a gilt panel on the front cover. Some fraying to the ends of the spine, and bumping to the corners, and overall age-toning to the pages, but the binding is sturdy and the pages remain supple and easily readable. A massive and heavy volume.

    Book ID: 50929
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  • FIELDS AND PASTURES: My First Year has a Country Vet. by McCormack, Dr.John.
    McCormack, Dr.John.
    FIELDS AND PASTURES: My First Year has a Country Vet.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Crown Publishers, (1995) dj. Hardcover - A memoir which describe McCormack's experiences as the first trained veterinarian in Choctaw County, Alabama, in 1963 when mule drawn wagons still shared the roads with pick up trucks and moonshine whiskey was one of the major cash crops. First novel from the author. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-517-596865.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 60163
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  • DIVINING BLOOD. by McCoy, Maureen.
    McCoy, Maureen.
    DIVINING BLOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Poseidon Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, set on the Mississippi River. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-671-750658.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47509
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  • DIVINING BLOOD. by McCoy, Maureen.
    McCoy, Maureen.
    DIVINING BLOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Poseidon Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, set on the Mississippi River. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-671-750658.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58599
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  • I WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND: Finding Rapture Here on Earth. by Peterson, Brenda.
    Peterson, Brenda.
    I WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND: Finding Rapture Here on Earth.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Da Capo Press, (2010). First edition - A memoir of growing up "between Baptist endtimers and apocalyptic Greens. The authors childhood in the high Sierra with her forest ranger father led her to embrace the entire natural world, while her Southern Baptist relatives prepared eagerly and busily to leave this world." 275 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69306
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  • SHELTER. by Philips, Jayne Anne.
    Philips, Jayne Anne.
    SHELTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. SIGNED first edition - A story of the loss of innocence, in this novel set in a West Virginia girls' camp in 1963. SIGNED on the title page. 279 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 40268
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  • EARLY QUAKER RECORDS OF SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA. by Putnam, Martha A.
    Putnam, Martha A.
    EARLY QUAKER RECORDS OF SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, (1996). Genealogical reference book. The entries from the Blackwater Monthly Meeting beginning around 1782 are notable for the many references to members who refuse to emancipate their slaves, although only those who sold slaves were disowned. Index. 68 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy beige wrappers with red lettering.

    Book ID: 71876
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  • THE ART OF NELLIE MAE ROWE: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do by [Rowe, Nellie Mae.1900-1982] Kogan, Lee
    [Rowe, Nellie Mae.1900-1982] Kogan, Lee
    THE ART OF NELLIE MAE ROWE: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do

    Edition: First printing.

    New York / Jackson, Mississippi: Museum of American Folk Art in Association With University Press of Mississippi, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name at the Museum of American Folk Art in 1999 and on tour in Atlanta and Dallas in 2000. This is the most substantial gathering of Rowe's work to date, with 84 full color reproductions of her work and many black and white photographs. which display the artist's extraordinary intuitive color sense and the vibrancy and variety of her work. The daughter of a former slave Rowe lived her entire life in rural Georgia. She used whatever materials were at hand. When painting and drawing on paper,…

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    New York / Jackson, Mississippi: Museum of American Folk Art in Association With University Press of Mississippi, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name at the Museum of American Folk Art in 1999 and on tour in Atlanta and Dallas in 2000. This is the most substantial gathering of Rowe's work to date, with 84 full color reproductions of her work and many black and white photographs. which display the artist's extraordinary intuitive color sense and the vibrancy and variety of her work. The daughter of a former slave Rowe lived her entire life in rural Georgia. She used whatever materials were at hand. When painting and drawing on paper, Styrofoam, cardboard, and wood, she favored plain and colored pencils, ink and felt tip pens, and gouache. Jewelry, lace, wigs, felt hats, and eye glasses enhanced her cloth dolls. .. . In these color-saturated works, there is an exuberant and idiosyncratic self-expression. Includes a foreword by Gerald Wertkin, an introduction by Kinshasha Holman Conwill and transcriptions of several interviews with Nellie Mae Rowe. Exhibition checklist and chronology. Large format. 112 pp. ISBN: 1578061326.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 63237
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  • THE SECRETS OF THE HOPEWELL BOX: Stolen Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's Coming of Age. by Squires, James D.
    Squires, James D.
    THE SECRETS OF THE HOPEWELL BOX: Stolen Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's Coming of Age.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Times Books, (1994). First edition - Book described as "a case study in the power of the three most irrepressible forces in politics--class struggle, racism, and personal friendship. The focus is Nashville from the 1930s to the 1970s. The chief characters are the author's grandfather, Dave White, the "enforcer" for the Robinson-Sheridan-Garfinckle machine, and Squires himself, who started out as a reporter for the Nashville Tennessean, which crusaded for decades against that machine. Squires' memoir has more than local appeal because of Nashville's central role in civil rights history. The machine long sought African Americans' support; the Tennessean championed elimination of the poll tax; and John Lewis (now a Georgia congressman) led the city's soda fountain sit-ins." Sources, bibliography. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74716
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  • Stuart, Ruth McEnery (1849-1917).
    NAPOLEON JACKSON: The Gentleman of the Plush Rocker

    Edition: Early printing, originally published in Oct 1902.

    New York: Century, 1903. Hardcover - Novel written in black dialect, the story of Rose Ann, washerwoman, and her husband, 'Napoleon Jackson, the Gentleman of the Plush Rocker.'. Illustrated by Edward Pottbast with a frontispiece and 7 inserted plates in sepia tint. Small format. 132 pp. Attractive art noveau cover design in green and gilt by Lee & Henry Thayer (signed with the intertwined "D" s used by the Decorative Designers.)

    Condition: Very good- in dark red cloth. Wear to corners and ends of spine, abraded spot on back cover, hinges tight with the front one just beginning to crack.

    Book ID: 6074
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  • GOMILLION VERSUS LIGHTFOOT. by Taper, Bernard.
    Taper, Bernard.
    GOMILLION VERSUS LIGHTFOOT.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1962). "Apartheid in Alabama." A book about the case argued before the Supreme court regarding the denial of African-American voting rights in Tuskegee, Alabama perpetrated through the gerrymandering of the township's boundaries - that is from a square to a 28 sided district that excluded all African Americans. Map. Named a notable book of 1962, this is still relevant today. 118 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 76543
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  • FRONT PORCH STORIES AT THE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL. by Tate, Eleanora E (illustrated by Eric Velasquez.)
    Tate, Eleanora E (illustrated by Eric Velasquez.)
    FRONT PORCH STORIES AT THE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories told by Margie's father to her and her younger cousin about growing up in Nutbrush, Missouri and attending the one-room school there. A "celebration of family, friendship, and childhood - and of the storytelling tradition." Author's note - in which she states that while Nutbrush is fictional, it is based on the real Missippi River town of Canton, Missouri. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Eric Velasquez. 98 pp. ISBN: 0-553-083848.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45191
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  • THE NEGRO IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG. by Tate, Thad W.
    Tate, Thad W.
    THE NEGRO IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG.

    Edition: Fourth printing, a trade paperback..

    Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, (1987, c 1965). History originally written as a research report for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Footnotes, bibliography, index. x, 141 pp. ISBN: 0-910412294.

    Condition: Very near fine in wrappers.

    Book ID: 66869
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  • A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption. by Temple-Raston, Dina.
    Temple-Raston, Dina.
    A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - An "account of how a small Texas town faced up to its racist past in the wake of the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. Before 1998 few Americans had ever heard of Jasper, Texas. That all changed June 7, 1998, when a trio of young white men chained a forty-nine year old black man named James Byrd, Jr. to the bumper of a truck and dragged him three miles down a country road."the author's first book, based on extensive interviews with the key players. Photographs, index. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-66527.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59277
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  • A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption. by Temple-Raston, Dina.
    Temple-Raston, Dina.
    A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2002). First edition - An "account of how a small Texas town faced up to its racist past in the wake of the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. Before 1998 few Americans had ever heard of Jasper, Texas. That all changed June 7, 1998, when a trio of young white men chained a forty-nine year old black man named James Byrd, Jr. to the bumper of a truck and dragged him three miles down a country road."the author's first book, based on extensive interviews with the key players. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-66527.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to bottom edge of back cover).

    Book ID: 59278
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  • EDEN. by Vernon, Olympia.
    Vernon, Olympia.
    EDEN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2002). First edition - The author's first novel, a story of a young black girl in the Deep South who comes to confront the realities of sex, race, disease, and the brutal finality of death, as she watches her tough, strong-minded aunt waste away. 263 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 63473
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  • PRESENT FORCES IN NEGRO PROGRESS. by Weatherford, W. D., Ph. D. (Willis Duke Weatherford, 1875-1970)
    Weatherford, W. D., Ph. D. (Willis Duke Weatherford, 1875-1970)
    PRESENT FORCES IN NEGRO PROGRESS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Association Press, 1912. Hardcover first edition - A book published by Weatherford for the YMCA, one which purports to be a frank look at the current situation of the Negro, one which is honest about both the good and the bad. "The worst must be boldly stated, the best must be gladly seen." Included are chapters on the Traits of Negro character, race leadership and the growth of race pride, Negro population and race movements, The new type of Negro farmer, improvement in rural schools, and more. Illustrated with maps and tables. Index 191 pp.

    Condition: Poor condition, reading copy only (some damage and bleaching to the covers from dampness, and a tidemark on the lower portion of most pages, but still sturdy and easily readable) .

    Book ID: 75423
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  • GATE OF HELL: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863. by Wise, Stephen R.
    Wise, Stephen R.
    GATE OF HELL: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover - An account of the combined Union army and naval assault on Charleston which included the Battle for Ft. Wagner and the use of black troops. Numerous maps and photographs. Appendix: The Roll of Battle. Notes, bibliography, index. xii, 312pp. ISBN: 9780872499850.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, but otherwise appears unread, A tight copy).

    Book ID: 58091
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  • GRASS ROOTS. by Woods, Stuart.
    Woods, Stuart.
    GRASS ROOTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of mystery, suspense & politics in the new South. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-671-667394.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (some signs of reading and handling)

    Book ID: 63002
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