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Days and Nights of Love and War

Eduardo Galeano

"Days and Nights succeeds not only because of its socio-political authenticity and lyrical style but because of its interweaving of anger and tenderness, ...

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

Ariel Dorfman



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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 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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Bee Season: A Novel

Myla Goldberg

An ordinary girl with an exceptional gift for spelling, young Eliza Naumann embarks on the rough-and-tumble "spelling bee" circuit, where her quirky family will ...

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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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Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, in 1929, as a little girl, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the ...

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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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Cunt: A Declaration of Independence Expanded and Updated Second Edition

Inga Muscio

This edition is fully revised with updated resources, a new foreword from sexual pioneerBetty Dodson, and a new afterword by the author. “Bright, sharp, ...

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

Richard Overy



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Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton

Bobby Seale

Every time I saw a paddy roll by in a car, I picked up one of the half-bricks, and threw it at the motherfuckers. I threw about half the bricks, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz

Over the course of two shattering days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an oddball assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying ...

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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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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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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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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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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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The Last Unicorn

Peter S Beagle



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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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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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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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The War Against Women

Marilyn French

This stunning work of research by Marilyn French, both a best-selling novelist and a leading feminist philosopher and theorist, constructs a powerful and ...

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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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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 (Perennial Classics)

Howard Zinn



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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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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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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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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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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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Druids

Morgan Llywelyn

Taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, the Celt orphan Ainvar learns to master the druid mysteries of thought, healing, and magic, and discovers ...

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45

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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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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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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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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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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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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