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Huxley's story shows a futuristic World State where all emotion, love, art, and human individuality have been replaced by social stability.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Basic Wilderness Survival Skills

Bradford Angier

For every outdoors person, there may come a time when you will need to know how to stay alive in the backcountry. Author Bradford Angier and editor Lamar Underwood set these basic, crucial skills out of you in clear and concise pages.

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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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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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Last Chance Saloon

Marian Keyes



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

Richard Overy



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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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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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One in a Million

Nicholas Read

It’s scary enough without the stories he hears about mysterious disappearances ofother dogs who have shared his situation.

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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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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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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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Animal Farm

George Orwell

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

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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 Last Unicorn

Peter S Beagle



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uncover a Frog (Uncover Books)

Aimee Bakken

There are poisonous frogs, hairy frogs, singing frogs, albino frogs, and even glass frogs with translucent skin you can actually see through! Uncover the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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42

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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