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Kill 'Em and Leave

Kill 'Em and Leave
Searching for the Real James Brown

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1474603661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A formidable free-style book that isn't straight biography but a mix of history, street-level investigative reporting, hagiography, Deep South sociology, music criticism, memoir and some fiery preaching' Rolling Stone magazine A Guardian best music book of 2016 The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century. But the singer known as the 'Hardest Working Man in Show Business' was also an immensely troubled, misunderstood and complicated man. Award-winning writer James McBride, himself a professional musician, has undertaken a journey of discovery in search of the 'real' James Brown, delving into the heartbreaking saga of Brown's childhood and destroyed estate, and uncovering the hidden history of Brown's early years.

Kill 'Em and Leave

Kill 'Em and Leave
Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0679645624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“You won’t leave this hypnotic book without feeling that James Brown is still out there, howling.”—The Boston Globe From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, and Five-Carat Soul Kill ’Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown embodied the contradictions of American life: He was an unsettling symbol of the tensions between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. After receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth, James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown. McBride’s travels take him to forgotten corners of Brown’s never-before-revealed history, illuminating not only our understanding of the immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated Godfather of Soul, but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s enduring legacy. Praise for Kill ’Em and Leave “A tour de force of cultural reportage.”—The Seattle Times “Thoughtful and probing.”—The New York Times Book Review “Masterly . . . powerful.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “McBride provides something lacking in most of the books about James Brown: an intimate feeling for the musician, a veracious if inchoate sense of what it was like to be touched by him. . . . It may be as close [to ‘the real James Brown’] as we’ll ever get.”—David Hajdu, The Nation “A feat of intrepid journalistic fortitude.”—USA Today “[McBride is] the biographer of James Brown we’ve all been waiting for. . . . McBride’s true subject is race and poverty in a country that doesn’t want to hear about it, unless compelled by a voice that demands to be heard.”—Boris Kachka, New York “Illuminating . . . engaging.”—The Washington Post “A gorgeously written piece of reportage that gives us glimpses of Brown’s genius and contradictions.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

This Thing Called Life

This Thing Called Life
Prince's Odyssey, On and Off the Record

by Neal Karlen

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1250135257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince. Neal Karlen was the only journalist Prince granted in-depth press interviews to for over a dozen years, from before Purple Rain to when the artist changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. Karlen interviewed Prince for three Rolling Stone cover stories, wrote “3 Chains o’ Gold,” Prince’s “rock video opera,” as well as the star’s last testament, which may be buried with Prince’s will underneath Prince’s vast and private compound, Paisley Park. According to Prince's former fiancée Susannah Melvoin, Karlen was “the only reporter who made Prince sound like what he really sounded like.” Karlen quit writing about Prince a quarter-century before the mega-star died, but he never quit Prince, and the two remained friends for the last thirty-one years of the superstar’s life. Well before they met as writer and subject, Prince and Karlen knew each other as two of the gang of kids who biked around Minneapolis’s mostly-segregated Northside. (They played basketball at the Dairy Queen next door to Karlen’s grandparents, two blocks from the budding musician.) He asserts that Prince can’t be understood without first understanding ‘70s Minneapolis, and that even Prince’s best friends knew only 15 percent of him: that was all he was willing and able to give, no matter how much he cared for them. Going back to Prince Rogers Nelson's roots, especially his contradictory, often tortured, and sometimes violent relationship with his father, This Thing Called Life profoundly changes what we know about Prince, and explains him as no biography has: a superstar who calls in the middle of the night to talk, who loved The Wire and could quote from every episode of The Office, who frequented libraries and jammed spontaneously for local crowds (and fed everyone pancakes afterward), who was lonely but craved being alone. Readers will drive around Minneapolis with Prince in a convertible, talk about movies and music and life, and watch as he tries not to curse, instead dishing a healthy dose of “mamma jammas.”

If They Move . . . Kill 'Em!

If They Move . . . Kill 'Em!
The Life and TImes of Sam Peckinpah

by David Weddle

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2016-03-29
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0802190081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“What Citizen Kane was to movie lovers in 1941, The Wild Bunch was to cineastes in 1969,” critic Michael Sragow wrote in the New Yorker. “Its adrenaline rush of revelations seemed to explode the parameters of the screen.” If They Move . . . Kill ‘Em! is the first major biography of David Samuel Peckinpah. Written by the film critic and historian David Weddle, this fascinating account does critical justice to an important body of cinema as it spins the tale of Peckinpah’s dramatic, overcharged life and the turbulent times through which he moved. Sam Peckinpah was born into a clan of lumberjacks, cattle ranchers, and frontier lawyers. After a hitch with the Marines, he made his way to Hollywood, where he worked on a string of low-budget features. In 1955 he began writing scripts for Gunsmoke; in less than a year he was one of the hottest writers in television, with two classic series, The Rifleman and The Westerner, to his credit. From there he went on to direct a phenomenal series of features, including Ride the High Country, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Pat Garrett and the Billy the Kid, and The Wild Bunch. Peckinpah was both a hopeless romantic and a grim nihilist, a filmmaker who defined his era as much as he was shaped by it. Rising to prominence in the social and political upheaval of the late sixties and early seventies, Peckinpah and his generation of directors—Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Penn, Robert Altman—broke with convention and turned the traditional genres of Western, science fiction, war, and detective movies inside out. No other era in Hollywood has matched it for sheer energy, audacity, and originality, no one cut a wider path through that time than Sam Peckinpah.

Kill 'Em and Leave

Kill 'Em and Leave
Searching for the Real James Brown

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781474603645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century. But the singer known as the 'Hardest Working Man in Show Business' was also an immensely troubled, misunderstood and complicated man. Award-winning writer James McBride, himself a professional musician, has undertaken a journey of discovery in search of the 'real' James Brown, delving into the heartbreaking saga of Brown's childhood and destroyed estate, and uncovering the hidden history of Brown's early years. But this book is more than the story of the larger-than-life soul genius. It is an acutely insightful account of the racism and Southern culture which both produced and destroyed James Brown, a portrait of the musicians who created the 'James Brown sound' yet were lost to history, a nuanced appreciation of what made Brown's music so special, and a series of conversations with the friends and protégés whose lives were changed by the 'Godfather of Soul'. Vividly written and thoroughly researched, James McBride has crafted a deeply personal story of a man and a legend.

Franklin's Crossing

Franklin's Crossing
A Book

by Clay Reynolds

  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release : 1993-04-01
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1618249363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of Western fictions most celebrated novelists creates a story filled with all the passions and struggles of the people who forged a new country. Set in the vast grasslands of Texas just after the Civil War, Franklin's Crossing follows former slave and seasoned scout Moses Franklin as he leads a wagon train through Comanche territory to Sante Fe. With an all-new introduction to the Baen Ebook Edition. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management). "In this ambitious historical novel set ten years after the Civil War. . .Reynolds achieves a Louis L'Amour-style realism. . ."¾Publishers Weekly "Ambitious and absorbing."¾Larry McMurtry "Ingenious . . . Leaves readers gasping and eager for more."¾Stephen King

Five-Carat Soul

Five-Carat Soul
A Book

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-09-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0735216711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017 “A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best.” —New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. The stories in Five-Carat Soul—none of them ever published before—spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They’re funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic—all told with McBride’s unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. As McBride did in his National Book award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his bestselling The Color of Water, he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we don’t fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition.

Get 'em All! Kill 'em!

Get 'em All! Kill 'em!
Genocide, Terrorism, Righteous Communities

by Bruce Wilshire

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2006-10-02
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9780739112793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To think about genocide and terrorism is to accept an invitation from hell. In fact, hell may be too benign a term since it makes a kind of sense out of genocide and terrorism and ultimately begs the question: What is genocide? What sense does it make to kill or disable all members of an other group just because they are that other group: men, women, children? What sense can we make of genocide? The very meaning of "sense" threatens to disintegrate. Get 'Em All! Kill 'Em! is the first systematic attempt to understand what, up until now, has seemed inexplicable. Author Bruce Wilshire uncovers what seems to be the deepest root of the genocidal urge: disgust and dread in the face of abounding, fecund, life itself-swarming, creeping, scurrying, unboundable, and uncontrollable. If his claims about the genocidal urge is true, genocide and terrorism are the ultimate anti-ecology. Get 'Em All! Kill 'Em! is a rare and seminal work by a distinguished and original thinker.

Kill 'Em with Cayenne

Kill 'Em with Cayenne
A Mystery

by Gail Oust

  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2014-12-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1466834293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kill 'Em with Cayenne, a brand new finger-lickin' good mystery from Gail Oust, featuring small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott, a smart and spunky amateur sleuth. Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn't be happier. It's that time of year again—time for the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival. Soon contestants and BBQ aficionados from all over the Southeast will converge on the town. Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the week-long festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries. The women have been arch enemies ever since Buzz Oliver dumped Maybelle after a thirteen-year courtship and started seeing Becca. When Becca's body is found near one of the festival booths, bludgeoned by a brisket, Maybelle becomes one of Chief Wyatt McBride's top suspects. Determined to help clear her friend's name, Piper begins her own investigation, much to McBride's consternation. As the festival draws closer, will Piper and Reba Mae be able to find the real killer and clear Maybelle's name? Will Piper make it to the annual shag contest with Doug Winters, the mild-mannered vet she's been seeing? And, who will win the BBQ cook-off?

Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung
A Book

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-02-05
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1101217669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz is near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with “the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Liz’s flight and her dreams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious, redemptive fate. Filled with rich, true details—much of the story is drawn from historical events—and told in McBride’s signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.

Gunsmith #376

Gunsmith #376
Trail to Shasta

by J. R. Roberts

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-03-26
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1101622040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PRECIOUS CARGO When gold-mining legend Ed O’Neil asks his longtime friend Clint Adams for a favor, the Gunsmith can’t help but accept. Clint is charged with escorting Bride Shaughnessy—O’Neil’s young intended—and her sister Bridget safely to O’Neil’s gold mine in Shasta County, California. But this favor proves to be cursed by the luck of the Irish. As the trio departs from New York City, two mysterious men follow in their wake. Out to claim Clint’s fiery-haired Shaughnessy cargo, the duo will stop at nothing to get what they want, even if it means taking on the legendary Gunsmith… OVER 15 MILLION GUNSMITH BOOKS IN PRINT!

Brownsmith’s Boy

Brownsmith’s Boy
A Book

by George Manville Fenn

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2020-07-29
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 3752368233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reproduction of the original: Brownsmith’s Boy by George Manville Fenn

The Color of Water

The Color of Water
A Book

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2006-02-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1440636109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride’s literary career. More than two years on The New York Times bestseller list. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion—and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain. In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story. The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi, she was born Rachel Shilsky (actually Ruchel Dwara Zylska) in Poland on April 1, 1921. Fleeing pogroms, her family emigrated to America and ultimately settled in Suffolk, Virginia, a small town where anti-Semitism and racial tensions ran high. With candor and immediacy, Ruth describes her parents' loveless marriage; her fragile, handicapped mother; her cruel, sexually-abusive father; and the rest of the family and life she abandoned. At seventeen, after fleeing Virginia and settling in New York City, Ruth married a black minister and founded the all- black New Brown Memorial Baptist Church in her Red Hook living room. "God is the color of water," Ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life's blessings and life's values transcend race. Twice widowed, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, Ruth's determination, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college—and most through graduate school. At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University. Interspersed throughout his mother's compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son. This book was recently reprinted with a new cover. You may receive one of the two covers shown.

The Long Tattoo

The Long Tattoo
A Book

by Jerrold Mundis

  • Publisher : Wolf River Press
  • Release : 2017-01-07
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Conspiracy of Pontiac

The Conspiracy of Pontiac
And the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada

by Francis Parkman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1870
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada

The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada
A Book

by Francis Parkman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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And Kill Them All

And Kill Them All
Taken from the Adventures of Texas Ranger Lucius Dodge

by J. Lee Butts

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2010-11-02
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1101444819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Determined to find her family's murderers, fifteen-year-old Clementine Webb vows to hunt them down, one by one. Texas Ranger Lucius Dodge tries to talk some sense into the little lady. Trading lead with stone- cold killers is men's work. At least it's what Lucius always thought- until darling Clementine shows her aim is true.

Hell Is Empty

Hell Is Empty
A Longmire Mystery

by Craig Johnson

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-06-02
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101515325
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Walt Longmire faces an icy hell in this New York Times bestseller from the author of Land of Wolves Well-read and world-weary, Sheriff Walt Longmire has been maintaining order in Wyoming's Absaroka County for more than thirty years, but in this riveting seventh outing, he is pushed to his limits. Raynaud Shade, an adopted Crow Indian rumored to be one of the country's most dangerous sociopaths, has just confessed to murdering a boy ten years ago and burying him deep within the Bighorn Mountains. Walt is asked to transport Shade through a blizzard to the site, but what begins as a typical criminal transport turns personal when the veteran lawman learns that he knows the dead boy's family. Guided only by Indian mysticism and a battered paperback of Dante's Inferno, Walt braves the icy hell of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, cheating death to ensure that justice--both civil and spiritual--is served.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Ms. Understood versus Ms. Fortune

by Eli Maxwell

  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2020-11-23
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1684563232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This journal is a few hundred pages of unpopular opinion, I wrote this ball of rage between 2014–2016 and I planned to give to my gender studies professor after I took her class. When I left her class I noticed that there's a lot of misleading information about people that disagree with feminists and feminism, and this book will help demystify some of those notions. I may have written this book for her but I believe it can help others as well. The 1st group of people that this book will help are people that don't like feminists and feminism you'll agree with almost everything I have to say, trust me you're not alone. This book is full of red pills you're going to love it. The 2nd group of people are people that are on the fence about feminists. Yeah, feminists may have told you the dictionary definition of feminism, and you might have heard some things about the feminist movement but you're still not quite sure what to make of them. I think you will gain the most from what I went through. I will show you the tactics some feminists use to get what they want. These are all things you should know before you engage with any feminist. The 3rd group of people are the people that don't understand why so many people have such hard opinions on feminism and feminists. Hopefully this book will help you understand were the first group of people are coming from. I use jokes, satire and personal experiences to bring levity to this hot topic issue. I don't want to tell you what to think. I want to show you what I went through so you can make up your own mind, and even if you disagree with me I hope you enjoy the ride. Now onto the 4th group, these are the feminists that are vexed and can't figure out why so many people dislike feminism and why feminists can't crack 18 percent of the population. I think you will benefit the most from what I have to say. I'm not going to berate you or attack you I'm just going to make my claims on why I disagree with your dogmatic ideology and hopefully you can respect that. I really want you to understand where I'm coming from and maybe we can build a bridge from there. Now on to the big mama of them all the 5th group, if you are the type of feminist that believes everything is sexist and everything is racist and every man is a misogynist. Put this book down, you are going to have a bad time. I deconstruct almost everything you believe in with ruthless and logical precision and I know for a fact that this book is going to trigger you into oblivion. Hell, you might even do something crazy, like set this book on fire and I don't want to see my book set a blaze. So save your money save your time and continue to smash the patriarchy. But to the other 4 out of 5 of you crack open a beer or pour a glass of wine and enjoy my descent into madness.

The Most Lamentable and Deplorable History of the Two Children in the Wood ... To which is Annex'd the Old Song Upon the Same. [A Chapbook.]

The Most Lamentable and Deplorable History of the Two Children in the Wood ... To which is Annex'd the Old Song Upon the Same. [A Chapbook.]
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1720
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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