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Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision

George Lakoff

Offers an understanding of the progressive worldview by seeking to answer such questionsas "What is the progressive vision of America?

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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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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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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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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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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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Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks And The Rise Of The American Indian Movement

Dennis Banks, Richard Erdoes

In Ojibwa Warrior, written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, Banks tells his own story for the very first time and traces the rise of the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dreams

Derrick Jensen



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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Though the least typical of the author's novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes - imprisonment, injustice, and social ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Jennifer Government

Max Barry

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

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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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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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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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I and Thou (Continuum Impacts)

Martin Buber

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

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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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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Perennial Classics)

Howard Zinn



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