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Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Stor...
by James Willard Schultz

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English

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>In 1804 a Shoshone woman named Sacajawea met Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.<br /><br />She would spend the next two years with their expedition, travelling thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, aiding them to communicate with local tribes and find their way through the unknown lands of the unexplored American West.</b></h2><br /><br />Through James Willard Schultz’s fascinating discussions with various elderly Native Americans he is able to reconstruct the events of Sacajawea’s life, from her traumatic childhood and adolescence, being captured and taken away from her home by a raiding party of Minnetarees, to her unhappy marriage to the interpreter Toussaint Charboneau, through to her life assisting in the exploration of the Pacific Northwest.<br /><br /><em>Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark</em> is an extraordinary piece of oral history that provides fascinating insight into the life of this astonishing figure in American history and the role she played in nineteenth century exploration.<br /><br />“James Willard Schultz was a master of storytelling in the Indian manner.” John C. Ewers, author of <em>The Blackfeet: Raiders on the Northwestern Plains</em><br /><br />“a dazzling glimpse into a vanished past.” — <em>The New York Times</em> <br /><br />James Willard Schultz, was a noted author and explorer, who wrote a number of books on Native Americans and their history during his time spent with the Blackfoot Indians. He was given the name Apikuni, meaning Spotted Robe, by the chief, Running Crane. This work was first published in 1918 and Schultz passed away in 1947.
Gente del Escambray (Spanish Edition)
by Ernesto Chavez Alvarez

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Spanish

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Memoirs of a rural teacher in the Escambray mountains in Cuba during the early years of the Cuban revolution. It describes peasants customs and culture such as traditional medicine, religion, social standards, among others. An invaluable material for those studying Cuban culture and history.
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Illustrated Edition
by Mary Wollstonecraft

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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The conduct and manners of women, in fact, evidently prove, that their minds are not in a healthy state; for, like the flowers that are planted in too rich a soil, strength and usefulness are sacrificed to beauty; and the flaunting leaves, after having pleased a fastidious eye, fade, disregarded on the stalk, long before the season when they ought to have arrived at maturity. One cause of this barren blooming I attribute to a false system of education, gathered from the books written on this subject by men, who, considering females rather as women than human creatures, have been more anxious to make them alluring mistresses than rational wives; and the understanding of the sex has been so bubbled by this specious homage, that the civilized women of the present century, with a few exceptions, are only anxious to inspire love, when they ought to cherish a nobler ambition, and by their abilities and virtues exact respect.
How to love a Lion (German Edition)
by Akira Arenth

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German

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Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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"How to love a Lion" - 518 Seiten<br />Autobiografischer Roman (Band 3 / Jahre 29-35) - BDSM / Gay Parents <br />Nachfolger von: "Alpharüde - craving for distress" (Band 1) und "Satisfy a Satyr" (Band 2)<br /><br />Mein Dasein wird von zwei Dingen dominiert: Meiner Sexsucht und Jack, dem Mann meines Lebens.<br />Beinahe zwei Jahrzehnte ist es her, dass sich unsere Wege zum ersten Mal kreuzten und niemals hätte ich gedacht, dass mein schlimmster Albtraum irgendwann zu dem Mann werden würde, den ich mehr als alles andere auf der Welt liebe. Wir zogen wieder in die Staaten, hatten ein eigenes Haus, normale Jobs und zur absoluten Krönung dieses neuen, wohlsituierten Daseins, huschte ein kleiner Geist in unser Leben ... Ney, unsere Tochter.<br />Wie sehr sich unser Verhalten und unsere Prioritäten veränderten, ist kaum in Worte zu fassen. Unser Alltag wandelte sich maßgeblich, doch einige Dinge blieben unverändert: Unser SM-Verhältnis, welches mir die masochistische Befriedigung gibt, die ich brauche, die Ablehnung meiner Person von homophoben Menschen und meine Hypersexualität, die mich noch immer beherrscht und Dinge tun lässt, die ich im Nachhinein oft bitter bereue. Nebenbei begann eine Midlife-Crisis in mir zu keimen, die mich als "gealterten Bottom", jeden Tag mehr an mir selbst zweifeln ließ, während Jack, erfolgreich im Beruf und stolz auf jedes Fältchen, immer gesetzter und selbstsicherer wurde. Doch dann kam der Schicksalsschlag, der all die kleinen Probleme des Alltags in den Schatten stellte und mir schmerzlich klar machte, wie schnell ein Kartenhaus zusammenbricht, wenn einem jemand den Boden unter den Füßen wegzieht ...
Open Season: Legalized Genocide of People of Color
by Benjamin Crump

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Musli...
by Sabeeha Rehman

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 14, 2016

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<div><B>ONE OF <I>BOOKLIST'</I>S TOP TEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY BOOKS OF 2016</B><BR><BR><B>This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today.</B><BR><BR><I>Threading My Prayer Rug</I> is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from Pakistan to the United States in an arranged marriage that becomes a love match lasting forty years; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam, and from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; from student to bride and mother; and from an immigrant intending to stay two years to an American citizen, business executive, grandmother, and tireless advocate for interfaith understanding.<BR><BR>Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. In chapters leavened with humor, hope, and insight, she recounts an immigrant’s daily struggles balancing assimilation with preserving heritage, overcoming religious barriers from within and distortions of Islam from without, and confronting issues of raising her children as Muslims—while they lobby for a Christmas tree! Sabeeha Rehman was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the Muslim community center at Ground Zero, when the backlash began. She discusses what that experience revealed about American society.<BR></div>
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
by Michael Eric Dyson

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

January 17, 2017

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<p><b>NOW A <i>NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE,</i> AND <i>BOSTON GLOBE</i> BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: </b><b><i>The Washington Post</i></b><b><i> • </i></b><b><i>Bustle</i></b><b><i> • </i></b><b><i>Men's Journal</i></b><b><i> • </i></b><b><i>The Chicago Reader</i></b><b><i> • </i></b><b><i>StarTribune </i></b><b><i>• </i></b><b><i>Blavity</i></b> <b><i>• The Guardian </i></b><b><i>•</i></b><b> NBC New York's </b><b><i>Bill's Books</i></b></p><p><b>“One of the most frank and searing discussions on race ... a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin's <i>The Fire Next Time</i> and King's <i>Why We Can't Wait</i>." —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b></p><p><b>Toni Morrison hails <i>Tears We Cannot Stop</i> as "Elegantly written and powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish." </b><br /><b></b><br /><b>Stephen King says: "Here’s a sermon that’s as fierce as it is lucid…If you’re black, you’ll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph. If you’re white, Dyson tells you what you need to know—what this white man needed to know, at least. This is a major achievement. I read it and said amen."</b></p><p>Short, emotional, literary, powerful—<i>Tears We Cannot Stop</i> is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.</p><p>As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 <i>New York Times</i> op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in <i>Tears We Cannot Stop—</i>a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. </p><p>"The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don't act now, if you don't address race immediately, there very well may be no future."</p>
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Ap...
by Mark Mathabane

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

April 19, 2011

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"This is a rare look inside the festering adobe shanties of Alexandra, one of South Africa's notorious black townships. Rare because it comes from the heart of a passionate young African who grew up there." -- Chicago Tribune<br /><br />Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with the courage of his family and a hard-won education, raised himself up from the squalor and humiliation to cross the line between black and white and win a scholarship to an American university. <br /><br />This extraordinary memoir of life under apartheid is itself a triumph of the human spirit over hatred and unspeakable degradation. For Mark Mathabane did what no physically and psychologically battered "Kaffir" from the rat-infested alleys of Alexandra was supposed to do - he escaped to tell about it.<br />"Powerful, intense, inspiring." -- Publishers Weekly<br /><br />"An eloquent cry from the land of silent people, where blacks are assigned by whites to a permanent role of inferiority." --John Barkham Reviews<br /><br />"Compelling, chilling, authentic...an emotionally charged explanation of how it felt to grow up under South Africa's system of legalized racism known as apartheid." --Milwaukee Sentinel<br /><br />"Despite the South African government's creation of a virtually impenetrable border between black and white lives, this searing autobiography breaches that boundary, drawing readers into the turmoil, terror, and sad stratagems for survival in a black township." --Foreign Affairs<br />"Told with relentless honesty...the reader is given a rare glimpse behind the televised protests and boycotts, of the daily fear and hunger which is devastating to both body and soul." --The Christian Science Monitor<br /><br />"A chilling, gruesome, brave memoir...Mathabane provides a straightforward, harrowing account of apartheid as it is practiced."<br /><br />Kaffir Boy won a Christopher Award for being inspiring and is on the American Library Association's List of Outstanding Books for the College-Bound and Lifelong Learners. It is the first widely published memoir written in English by a black South African. When it first appeared in 1986, the book stunned readers in much the same way the Frederick Douglass' 1845 slave narrative had, forcing many to rethink American support of South Africa's white political regime. <br /><br />Kaffir Boy was written in the United States, where for the first time in his life Mathabane felt free to express his thoughts and feelings without fear of imprisonment. The author-narrator, Johannes, is trapped in a terrifying world that robbed him of his childhood and forced him into the role of protector and provider for his younger siblings at an early age.<br /><br />What gives Kaffir Boy its unique place in world literature is its central message that we are all human beings, and that the suffering of one individual leads to the suffering of humanity as a whole. Without bitterness or anger, Mathabane presents the facts of his life in a way that celebrates the power of family bonds and the value of a strong community.<br /><br />A sought-after lecturer, Mathabane was nominated for Speaker of the Year by the National Association for Campus Activities. He continues to write about mankind's pressing need to abolish, once and for all, racial injustice, intolerance and prejudice of any kind. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Gail, and their three children.<br /><br />Also by Mark Mathabane: Kaffir Boy in America, Love in Black and White: the Triumph of Love Over Prejudice and Taboo, African Women: Three Generations, Miriam's Song, available at Amazon.<br />
My American Journey
by , Joseph E. Persico

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English

Pages

688

Publication Date

December 29, 2010

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"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK."<br />--The New York Times Book Review<br />Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history--Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm--but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. <br />MY AMERICAN JOURNEY is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision.<br />"The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating."--The Washington Post Book World<br />"Eloquent."<br />--Los Angeles Times Book Review<br />"PROFOUND AND MOVING . . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America."<br />--Jack Kemp<br /> The Wall Street Journal<br />"A book that is much like its subject--articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, MY AMERICAN JOURNEY is a book well worth reading."<br />--San Diego Union Tribune<br />"Colin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary."<br />--The Detroit News<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>
The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey
by Dawn Anahid MacKeen

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English

Pages

371

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<DIV><B>A <I>New York Post </I>Must-Read<BR />  <BR /> “Part family heirloom, part history lesson, <I>The Hundred-Year Walk</I> is an emotionally poignant work, powerfully imagined and expertly crafted.”—Aline Ohanesian, author of <I>Orhan’s Inheritance</I><BR /><BR /> “This book reminds us that the way we treat strangers can ripple out in ways we will never know . . . MacKeen’s excavation of the past reveals both uncomfortable and uplifting lessons about our present.”—Ari Shapiro, NPR<BR />  </B><BR /> Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard from her mother how her grandfather Stepan miraculously escaped from the Turks during the Armenian genocide of 1915, when more than one million people—half the Armenian population—were killed. In <I>The Hundred-Year Walk</I> MacKeen alternates between Stepan’s courageous account, drawn from his long-lost journals, and her own story as she attempts to retrace his steps, setting out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. Dawn uses his journals to guide her to the places he was imperiled and imprisoned and the desert he crossed with only half a bottle of water. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and even time itself.<BR />  <BR /><B>“I am in awe of what Dawn MacKeen has done here . . . Her sentences sing. Her research shines. Her readers will be rapt—and a lot smarter by the end.”—Meghan Daum, author of <I>The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion</I><BR />  <BR /> “Harrowing.”—<I>Us Weekly</I></B></DIV>

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