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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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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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The Rivers North of the Future: The Testament of Ivan Illich

David Cayley

I believe that what Illich says in the following pages completes and clarifies what he was ... remains a surprise, and could not exist as anything else. ...

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50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals: Fun and Easy Ways to Be a Kind Kid (Alex Toys)

Ingrid Newkirk

Written by the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), this fun and innovative guide explains how children can help protect almost ...

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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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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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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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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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Revolution!: South America and the Rise of the New Left

Nikolas Kozloff



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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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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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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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Jennifer Government

Max Barry

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

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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 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

J. R. R. Tolkien

The first volume of The Lord of the Rings, now featuring Tolkien's original unuseddust-jacket design.

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The World Without Us

Alan Weisman

"This is one of the grandest thought experiments of our time, a tremendous feat ofimaginative reporting!

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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 Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their politicalwill by the Socialist visionary Frank ...

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Susan Faludi

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

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The Last Unicorn

Peter S Beagle



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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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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 Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia

Richard Overy



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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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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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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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The Game

Ken Dryden

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

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House of Leaves

Mark Z. Danielewski

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries. A first novel. Original.

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

Howard Zinn



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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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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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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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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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Subcommander Marcos: The Man and the Mask

Nick Henck

This is a valuable reference book for all those interested in a detailed account of the rise of Subcommander Marcos and the EZLN in Chiapas.

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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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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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this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation



Gloria has played a pivotal role in redefining US feminisms, culture studies. ... on Gloria E. Anzaldua; an anthology she's co-editing with Gloria Anzaldua: ...

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Being Right Is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn from Conservative Success

Paul Waldman



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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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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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A Turkey for Thanksgiving

Eve Bunting

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

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Forever Odd (Odd Thomas, No 2)

Dean Koontz

In the unique world of Pico, Odd--an unforgettable hero who lives between the living and the dead--takes a stand against evil in a battle where there are no ...

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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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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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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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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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