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Aug.31.2011
“I love socialism, and I’m willing to die to bring it about, but if I did, I’d take a thousand with me.”  —Jim Jones, September 6, 1975 In 1954, a pastor named Jim Jones opened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. He was a charismatic preacher with idealistic...
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Nov.20.2009
Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives, edited by Elizabeth Benedict, is an anthology by major writers on the people, places, and books that have changed their lives. Contributors include Benedict herself, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Gordon, Jonathan Safran Foer...
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Apr.17.2009
Acclaimed by The New York Times as an “important new book,” and an example of “first-rate research and reporting,” and by The Washington Post as, “exceptionally well-written,” Our Mothers’ War portrays women as equal partners in fighting and winning World War II — a war that forever transformed the...
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Feb.01.2009
Cal was the one. The kid had everything a fighter needed and if he didn't become a champion then Riley would have no one to blame but himself... Cal and his long-standing friend and trainer Riley are on their way to Mexico for a make-or-break rematch with the legendary Rivera, who has never been...
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Jan.22.2009
Creating True Peace is both a profound work of spiritual guidance and a practical blueprint for peaceful inner change and global change. It is the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh's answer to our deep-rooted crisis of violence and our feelings of helplessness, victimization, and fear. As a world-renowned...
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Aug.05.2008
Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists to unearth the buried secrets of human cultural evolution at this huge, spectacularly...