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Papillon (P.S.)

Henri Charriere

Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest,was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit.

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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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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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Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Coleman Barks

Perfect for Valentine's Day, a lavish collection of poems from the highly regardedSufi mystic celebrates the joy and wonder of love.

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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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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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When Corporations Rule the World

David C Korten

Illustrates the harmful effects of globalization on politics, society, and the environment, profiling the "transnational corporation" and warning readers that ...

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The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

George Lakoff

A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling ...

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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a ...

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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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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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Chávez, Venezuela and the New Latin America: An interview with Hugo Chávez

Aleida Guevara, Hugo Chávez

"This book documents an encounter between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and Aleida Guevara, daughter of the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara and a ...

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Screwed: The Undeclared War against the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It

Thom Hartmann

National radio host Hartmann takes on the issues surrounding the assault on the middle class and discusses what can be done to counteract it.

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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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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein

In an introduction to the concept of "disaster capitalism," the award-winningauthor of No Logo offers a revealing expos of how the global "free market" has ...

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Never Cry Wolf

Farley Mowat

Never Cry Wolf is one of the brilliant narratives on the myth and magic of wild wolves and man's true place among the creatures of nature.

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Dreams

Derrick Jensen



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The Raven Ring: A Lyra Novel (Tor Fantasy)

Patricia C. Wrede

A proud young mountain woman must leave her stronghold to travel to the city to retrievethe Raven Ring, an ancient family heirloom that her mother left behind ...

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Orientalism

Edward W. Said

A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control ...

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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present

Howard Zinn



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Liberation Theology

Robert McAfee Brown

Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this recent dynamic Christian movement.

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How the West Was Lost: Fifty YEars of Economic Folly - and the Stark Choices Ahead

Dambisa Moyo

Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead Dambisa Moyo. west was lost Dambisa moyo author oF DeaD aiD how the west was lost also by Dambisa moyo Dead. FiFty years oF economic Folly— and the stark choices ahead ...

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Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation, New Expanded Edition



A collection of essays explore such topics as feminist politics, sex, racism, careers,identity, and abortion.

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One River

Wade Davis

Recounts the author's education under Richard Evans Schultes, who studied the drug qualities of plants in the Amazon basin, and his own journey in his teacher's ...

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I and Thou (Continuum Impacts)

Martin Buber

This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.

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E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 (Revised, Corrected, and Expanded Edition)

E. E. Cummings

A collection of the modern poet's work shows his use of satire and sentiment inunconventional verse styles

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The Greener Shore: A Novel of the Druids of Hibernia

Morgan Llywelyn

Fleeing the destruction of the Sacred Grove by the invading Roman army, Ainvar the druid and the remnants of his clan flee Gaul to settle in Hibernia, where ...

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Susan Faludi

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

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Brahms (Life&Times)

Hans A. Neunzig

A biography of the nineteenth-century German composer of many works for individual instruments, voices, orchestras, and choirs, including "Wiegenlied," or ...

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The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia

Richard Overy



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The Last Unicorn

Peter S Beagle



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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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Vegan Family Favorites: Tasty And Satisfying Recipes Even Your Kids Will Love

Erin Pavlina

Hundreds of vegan recipes created and compiled by Erin Pavlina, Editor of VegFamily.com magazine. Will appeal to vegans and those interested in eating an ...

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Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories

Francesca Lia Block

Stories about nine remarkable young women include the tales of a girl with two mothers,a girl who keeps a strange blue-skinned creature in her closet, a rock ...

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Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography

Ignacio Ramonet, Fidel Castro

An intimate self-portrait by the notorious Cuban leader covers a wide range of topics,from his harsh early education and the failures of the revolution to the ...

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The Game

Ken Dryden

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

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Sex, Drugs & Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits

Robert Anton Wilson

All of this is accomplished in an easy spirit of author-reader camaraderie.

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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America

Alex Kotlowitz

This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.

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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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The Unconscious Civilization

John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul argues that while Fascism was defeated in World War II, its"corporatist" doctrines powerfully influence our own society today.

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Jennifer Government

Max Barry

In the near future, corporations rule the world and the one who defies them is pursuedrelentlessly.

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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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Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh

Three stories explore different aspects of love, with a bedridden romance writer exacting revenge on her husband, a flawed beauty trying to get back at the man ...

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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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Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways to Incorporate Whole and Natural Foods into Your Cooking

Heidi Swanson

A stylish and creative introduction to cooking with nutritional superfoods features eighty healthful and delicious recipes that emphasize whole grains, natural ...

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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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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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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Salman Rushdie

Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Harounbegins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow ...

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Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic

Redmond O'Hanlon

The author of Into the Heart of Borneo describes his ocean-bound odyssey aboard adeep-sea fishing trawler from the northern coast of Scotland and his ...

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