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1

Curious George and the Puppies

H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

Curious George goes to the animal shelter where he accidentally lets all the dogs out of their cages and creates quite a ruckus.

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HedgeWitch: Spells, Crafts & Rituals For Natural Magick

Silver RavenWolf

Along with a wealth of helpful hints on using HedgeWitch magick for love, health, and beauty, this guide presents tips and recipes for soap making, tea-leaf reading, butterfly garden magick, organically growing your own herbs, and a variety ...

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)

Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework ...

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The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin

Unwilling to accept that his anarchist world must be separated from the rest of thecivilized universe, Shevek, a brilliant physicist, risks his life by ...

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Poetry as Insurgent Art

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In this work, he offers--in prose--what poetry is, could be, and should be.

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised and Updated Edition

James W. Loewen

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh andmore accurate approach to teaching American history

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Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Ronald J. Sider

Can we grasp the awful truth that thirty thousand children die every day of hunger and preventable diseases?2 To help us imagine what poverty means, ...

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The Nightmare Chronicles

Douglas Clegg

When a young boy is kidnapped and held hostage in a tenement basement, his nightmaresbegin to unfold in the minds of his captors, subjecting them to ...

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Ecotopia Emerging

Ernest Callenbach

People who also appear in ECOTOPIA first join the story in this epic vision of the birthof a new nation.

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As told to Alex Haley)

Alex Haley

Om den sorte, muslimske, politiske lederskikkelse Malcolm X (1925-1965), der efter en fattig barndom og en ungdom med kriminalitet kæmpede for ophævelse af ...

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Last Exit to Brooklyn. Hubert Selby, JR (French Edition)

Hubert, JR. Selby

Described by various reviewers as hellish and obscene, it tells the stories of New Yorkers who at every turn confront the worst excesses in human nature. Yet there are moments of exquisite tenderness in these troubled lives.

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Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

Art Smith

Oprah Winfrey's personal chef shares 150 innovative recipes for everything fromelegant candied kumquat to herb-roasted chicken, all representing the best of ...

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The Stolen Child (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))

Keith Donohue

Young Adult. THE STOLEN CHILD is the story of Henry Day, a seven-year-old kidnapped by a strange group living in the dark forest near his home.

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The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-oldHolden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Susan Faludi

" -- "Newsweek. "From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The navigator

Morris L West

SIX Next morning they woke early, to a lowering sky and an oily sea, and a windless hush that presaged a big blow. ...

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Innocence

Jane Mendelsohn

An adolescent girl growing up and coming of age in New York City must deal with the "Beautiful Girls" at school, her attraction to a bad boy named Tobey, and persistent nightmares. By the author of I Was Amelia Earhart. Reprint.

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Ecotopia

Ernest Callenbach

Investigative reporter William Weston crosses the Sierra Nevada mountains and enters Ecotopia, the first American to do so since the Ecotopian secession from ...

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Animal Farm

George Orwell

"Animal Farm" is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories.

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Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped

Colin Tudge

Discusses the current breeding programs and research that has been done in genetics to save animals from extinction, and discusses why this research is ...

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Reflections on Native-Newcomer Relations: Selected Essays

J.R. Miller

Paper, including the brilliant polemic The Unjust Society, by Alberta Indian leader Harold Cardinal, captured a great deal ... For example, Dr John Tobias, an American with a Ph.D. in German history from the University of Alberta, switched his ...

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Island (P.S.)

Aldous Huxley

In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports usto the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has ...

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The Game

Ken Dryden

This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's originalpublication.

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Last Chance Saloon

Marian Keyes



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Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources

M. Kat Anderson

"This is a highly significant--one might argue revolutionary--book.

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Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel

Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Robert D. Hare PhD

The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us Robert D. Hare. too long in the sun, can be pleasant at first but painful in the end. If you have a bit of larceny in your soul you are particularly vulnerable to schemes that are a bit shady.

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Living More With Less

Doris Janzen Longacre

Practical advice on clothing, housekeeping, recreation, financing, and every aspect ofdaily living is designed for those aspiring toward a more simple ...

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They Cage the Animals at Night (Signet)

Jennings Michael Burch

At the age of eight, the author began a three-year odyssey through a series of orphan asylums and foster homes, punctuated by episodes of living in the ...

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Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

Jonathan Safran Foer

Hilarious, energetic, and profoundly touching, a debut novel follows a young writer as he travels to the farmlands of eastern Europe, where he embarks on a ...

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Anarchy

Errico Malatesta

This now classic work was first published in 1891 and has been in continual demand ever since. Translated from the original Italian and with an introduction by Vernon Richards.

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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory

Michael C. Carroll

An expos of the activities of a New York government biological research lab on New York's Plum Island describes the facility's routine work with exotic viruses and discusses its link to national safety and security interests. 35,000 first ...

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A Turkey for Thanksgiving

Eve Bunting

Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.

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When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio

Marta Moreno Vega

An evocative memoir of Puerto Rican New York describes one young woman's childhood and coming of age in Spanish Harlem during the 1950s and 1960s, offering a ...

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The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington

David Sirota

Examines a burgeoning movement among ordinary Americans from both the Left and the Right who are fed up with the gross mismanagement of American government and ...

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

Paul Hawken

The environmentalist author of Natural Capitalism traces the contributions of a diverse, worldwide grassroots humanitarian movement through which conscientious ...

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1984 (Signet Classics)

George Orwell

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all ...

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Chile: The Other September 11: An Anthology of Reflections on the 1973 Coup (Radical History)

Ariel Dorfman



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Compassionate Cook: Please don't Eat the Animals

Ingrid Newkirk

A collection of international vegetarian fare includes recipes for appetizers, salads,soups, breads, side dishes, and desserts

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Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project)

Noam Chomsky

An analysis of America's pursuit of domination predicts negative consequences if theBush administration is enabled to pursue a goal of global supremacy, citing ...

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Me and Her, Me and Him

Shontaine

In inner-city Philly, Me and Her, Me and Him is a story about two young Black adults in a tale of family, parenthood, and love. They share the turmoil of ...

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Manchild in the Promised Land

Claude Brown

This autobiographic novel, in print for more than 30 years, portrays the "lost" generation of African-Americans whose parents left the sharecropping lifestyle ...

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Woman: An Intimate Geography

Natalie Angier

The Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and author of Natural Obsessions explores the essence of what it means to be a womanin body and mindas she shares her ...

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Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl

Based on his experiences in Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz, from 1942 to 1945,Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of ...

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Smudge Bunny

Dr. Bernie S. Siegel

When two little rabbits, sisters named Smudge and Snowflake, are taken from their barn and endure some difficult days, they still try to believe that "troubles ...

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Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela, Chris Van Wyk

To millions of people around the world, Nelson Mandela stands, as no other living figuredoes, for the triumph of dignity and hope over despair and hatred, of ...

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Dreams

Derrick Jensen



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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Huxley's story shows a futuristic World State where all emotion, love, art, and human individuality have been replaced by social stability.

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Shake Hands With the Devil. the Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Romeo Dallaire

This book is an unsparing eyewitness account of the failure by humanity to stop the genocide, despite timely warnings.

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500 Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends : Mouthwatering, Time-Honored, Tried-and-True, Handed-Down, Soul-Satisfying Dishes

Martha Storey

(Marcia Adams, Author of More Recipes From Quilt Country and Producer of PBS's Marcia Adams' Kitchen) Martha Storey, country-living publisher for more than ...

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