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Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel &...
by Meggan Watterson

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English

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247

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July 09, 2019

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<b>The Gospel of Mary Magdalene reveals a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity. Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson leads us verse by verse through Mary's gospel to illuminate the powerful teachings it contains.</b><br /><br />A gospel, as ancient and authentic as any of the gospels that the Christian bible contains, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks were wise enough to refuse-and thanks to their disobedience and spiritual bravery, we have several manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.<br /><br />Mary's gospel reveals a radical love that sits at the heart of the Christian story. Her gospel says that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed or unworthy for being human. In fact, our purpose is to be fully human, to be a "true human being"- that is, a person who has remembered that, yes, we are a messy, limited ego, and we are also a limitless soul. <br /><br />And all we need to do is to turn inward (again and again); to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us, so that we can see past the ego of our own little lives to what's more real, and lasting, and infinite, and already here, within. <br /><br />With searing clarity, Watterson explains how and why Mary Magdalene came to be portrayed as the penitent prostitute and relates a more historically and theologically accurate depiction of who Mary was within the early Christ movement. And she shares how this discovery of Mary's gospel has allowed her to practice, and to experience, a love that never ends, a love that transforms everything.
What Philosophy Can Do
by Gary Gutting

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English

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321

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September 08, 2015

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<p><strong>"A brilliant demonstration of what philosophy can do and how it is essential to human integrity and identity." —Simon Critchley, coeditor of <em>The Stone Reader</em></strong></p><br /><p>In <em>What Philosophy Can Do</em>, Gary Gutting takes a philosopher’s scalpel to modern life’s biggest questions and the most powerful forces in our society—politics, science, religion, education, and capitalism. Along the way, he introduces readers to powerful philosophical tools, from inductive and deductive logic to the Principle of Charity, which they can use to make better sense of current debates. Interweaving his discussion of contemporary issues with philosophical concepts from Aristotle to Michel Foucault and John Rawls, Gutting shows how philosophy can enrich public discussions about our most urgent issues.</p>
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-...
by Emily Oster

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English

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337

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August 20, 2013

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<b><b>*Newly Revised for 2019* </b><br /><br /><i>What to Expect When You're Expecting</i> meets <i>Freakonomics</i>: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. From the author of <i>Cribsheet</i>, a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting<br /></b><br /> Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told <i>why</i> these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices.<br /><br /> When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, <i>Expecting Better </i>is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.
Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies
by Dick Gregory

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English

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261

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September 18, 2018

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<p><strong>NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner</strong></p><p>With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.</p><p>A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today’s popular black comics, including Larry Wilmore, W. Kamau Bell, Damon Young, and Trevor Noah, Dick Gregory was a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years. As an entertainer, he always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at Selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter. </p><p>In this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the creation of the Jheri Curl, the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A captivating journey through time, <em>Defining Moments in Black History</em> explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for <em>Lilies in the Field</em> and Billie Holiday releasing <em>Strange Fruit.</em> </p><p>An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people,<em> Defining Moments in Black History</em> is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain. </p>
The Psychology of Time Travel: A Novel
by Kate Mascarenhas

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English

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343

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February 12, 2019

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<div><b>"Astonishing." —<i>The New York Times</i><br />"A fascinating meditation on the many ways traveling through time can change a person." —HelloGiggles<br />"This genre-bending, time-bending debut will appeal to fans of <i>Doctor Who</i>, dystopian fiction, and life's great joy: friend groups."—Refinery29<BR><BR>Perfect for fans of Naomi Alderman's <i>The Power</i> and Margot Lee Shetterly’s <i>Hidden Figures</i> comes <i>The Psychology of Time Travel</i>, a mind-bending, time-travel debut.</b><BR><BR>In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project—and future of time travel—in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team—erasing her contributions from history.<BR><BR>Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: could it be Bee? Who would want her dead? And most importantly of all: can her murder be stopped?<BR><BR>Traversing the decades and told from alternating perspectives, <i>The Psychology of Time Travel</i> introduces a fabulous new voice in fiction and a new must-read for fans of speculative fiction and women’s fiction alike.</div>
BRAVE
by Rose McGowan

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English

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258

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong><strong>“One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of <em>BRAVE</em> reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will listen to her. In this case, the truth was finally—and, for McGowan, triumphantly—exposed...”</strong> <strong>—</strong><em><strong>The New York Times Book Review</strong></em></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>"<em>BRAVE</em> works beautifully as a manifesto. It’s a call to arms—not just against the specific men who mistreated McGowan and the men and women who enabled that mistreatment, but against an industry."—<em>The Boston Globe</em></strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong>A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A voice for generations</strong></p><p>Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood.</p><p>In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit.</p><p>Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>BRAVE</strong> </em>is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be <strong><em>BRAVE</em></strong>. </p><p>"My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. <strong><em>BRAVE</em></strong> is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowan</p>
The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life (Stoic Philosophy Book ...
by , Sam Torode

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English

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68

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April 23, 2017

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<b>Life's Missing Instruction Manual </b><br /><br /><b>Epictetus</b> (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became a great teacher, deeply influencing the future emperor Marcus Aurelius among many others. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical--aimed at relieving human suffering here and now.<br /><br />And Epictetus knew suffering. Besides being a former slave, he was lame in one leg and walked with a crutch. After a decade of teaching in Rome, he was banished by Emperor Domitian; undaunted, he established a school in Greece.  <br /><br /><b><i>The Manual</i> </b>is a collection of Epictetus' essential teachings and pithy sayings, compiled by his closet student. It is the most accessible and actionable guide to Stoic philosophy, as relevant today as it was in the Roman Empire.<br /><br />This new edition is rendered in contemporary English, with a foreword, by Sam Torode. A companion volume, <b><i>The Meditations: An Emperor's Guide to Mastery</i></b> by Marcus Aurelius, is also available from Ancient Renewal. <br /><br /><b>The Kindle e-book is FREE when you buy the paperback. </b>
Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburb...
by , Jim Atkinson

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English

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392

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December 20, 2016

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<DIV><B>Edgar Award Finalist: The “sensational” true story of two desperate housewives and the killing that shocked a Texas community (<I>Los Angeles Times Book Review</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore had a lot in common: They sang together in the Methodist church choir, their daughters were best friends, and their husbands had good jobs working for technology companies in the north Dallas suburbs known as Silicon Prairie. But beneath the placid surface of their seemingly perfect lives, both women simmered with unspoken frustrations and unanswered desires.<BR />  <BR /> On a hot summer day in 1980, the secret passions and jealousies that linked Candy and Betty exploded into murderous rage. What happened next is usually the stuff of fiction. But the bizarre and terrible act of violence that occurred in Betty’s utility room that morning was all too real.<BR />  <BR /> Based on exclusive interviews with the Montgomery Gore and families, <I>Evidence of Love </I>is the riveting account of a gruesome tragedy and the trial that made national headlines when the defendant entered the most unexpected of pleas: not guilty by reason of self-defense (<I>Fort Worth Star-Telegram</I>).<BR />  <BR /> Adapted into the Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning television movie <I>A Killing in a Small Town</I>, this chilling tale of sin and savagery will “fascinate true crime aficionados” (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</DIV>
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and th...
by Gilbert King

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English

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453

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March 06, 2012

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<div></div><div><b></b></div><div><b>* </strong><strong><strong>Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction</strong></strong></div><div><b>* Nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award </b><br /><b>* Book of the Year (Non-fiction, 2012) <i>The Boston Globe</i>, <i>Christian Science Monitor</i></b></div><div><b><i> </i></b></div></b>In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves beyond the citrus groves. By day's end, the Ku Klux Klan had rolled into town, burning the homes of blacks to the ground and chasing hundreds into the swamps, hell-bent on lynching the young men who came to be known as "the Groveland Boys." <br /><br />And so began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights," and the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, into the deadly fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight--not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates involved with the case and Marshall had endured continual threats that he would be next. <br /><br />Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as "one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.
Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Sav...
by Charles Slack

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English

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352

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March 03, 2015

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<DIV><B>“Slack engagingly reveals how the Federalist attack on the First Amendment almost brought down the Republic . . . An illuminating book of American history.” —</B><B><I>Kirkus Reviews</I></B><B>, starred review</B><BR />  <BR /> In 1798, with the United States in crisis, President John Adams and the Federalists in control of Congress passed an extreme piece of legislation that made criticism of the government and its leaders a crime punishable by heavy fines and jail time.<BR />  <BR /> From a loudmouth in a bar to a firebrand politician to Benjamin Franklin’s own grandson, those victimized by the 1798 Sedition Act were as varied as the country’s citizenry. But Americans refused to let their freedoms be so easily dismissed: they penned fiery editorials, signed petitions, and raised “liberty poles,” while Vice President Thomas Jefferson and James Madison drew up the infamous Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, arguing that the Federalist government had gone one step too far. <I>Liberty’s First Crisis</I> vividly unfolds these pivotal events in the early life of the republic, as the Founding Fathers struggled to define America off the page and preserve the freedoms they had fought so hard to create.<BR />  <BR /> “A powerful and engaging narrative . . . Slack brings one of America’s defining crises back to vivid life . . . This is a terrific piece of history.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <I>Thomas Jefferson</I></DIV>

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