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Total Surrender: Mother Teresa

Teresa, Mother Saint
Format: Book

In her own words, Mother Teresa tells of the simple joy of following Jesus and surrendering fully to him. Her life of radical poverty and wholehearted dedication to the poorest of the poor forms the heart of this inspiring surrender to God and to those most in need. It is part of the genius...

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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Geoffrey C Ward · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were two heroic women who vastly bettered the lives of a majority of American citizens. For more than fifty years they led the public battle to secure for women the most basic civil rights and helped establish a movement that would revolutionize...
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He Had a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement

Flip Schulke
Format: Book

As a young photojournalist in the early 1950s, Flip Schulke began covering social issues. In 1958, while working as a freelancer for "Jet and Ebony", he was assigned to photograph Martin Luther King for the first time. After that, at King's invitation, he began photographing...

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It Happened On the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace

Rye Barcott · Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In Rye Barcott spent part of his summer living in the Kibera slum of Nairobi Kenya He was a college student heading into the American Marines and he sought to better understand ethnic violence - something he would likely face later in uniform He learned Swahili asked questions and listened...
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Lysistrata and Other Plays

Aristophanes.
Format: Book

The acknowledged master of Greek comedy, Aristophanes brilliantly combines serious political satire with bawdiness, pyrotechnical bombast with delicate lyrics. "Lysistrata and Other Plays" features his four most celebrated masterpieces: THE CLOUDS, THE BIRDS, LYSISTRATA, and...

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Bolivar: American Liberator

Marie Arana · Simon & Schuster; First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history. His life...
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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography

Miriam Pawel · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 548
Format: Book

Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in US history....

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Gandhi the Man: How One Man Changed Himself to Change the World

Eknath Easwaran · Nilgiri Press; Fourth Edition edition
Format: Book

This is the moving story of a nonviolent hero, illustrated with more than 70 photographs, and told by a highly respected author who grew up in Gandhi’s India.Gandhi’s life continues to inspire and baffle readers today. How did an unsuccessful young lawyer become the Mahatma,...
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To the Castle and Back

Václav Havel
Format: Book

From the former president of the Czech Republic comes this first-hand account of his years in office and the transition to democracy following the fall of Communism.

A renowned playwright, Václav Havel became one of Czechoslovakia's most prominent dissidents under...

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Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Elliott J Gorn
Format: Book

Her rallying cry was famous: "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." A century ago, Mother Jones was a celebrated organizer and agitator, the very soul of the modern American labor movement. At coal strikes, steel strikes, railroad, textile, and brewery strikes,...

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Runaway to Heaven: The Story of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Johanna Johnston · Doubleday
Format: Book

A very interesting with history of that time period and greatly moving with what the people went through emotionally with mixed viewpoints about slavery. She was portrayed as a very intelligent and sensitive person.

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Hitler's Savage Canary: A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II

David Lampe · Arcade Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

After Adolf Hitler made plans to create a “model protectorate” out of Denmark, Winston Churchill predicted that the nation would become the Führer’s tame canary. Isolated from the Allies and fueled only by a sense of human decency and national pride, the Danes created...
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Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams: Partners in Peace in Northern Ireland

Susan Muaddi Darraj
Format: Book

Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end the violence in Ireland, a conflict dating back to the division of Ireland by the British in the 1920s. This book presents the inspiring story of the two ordinary women who founded Women...

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King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

Peggielene Bartels · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility...
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The Education of Jane Addams

Victoria Brown
Format: Book

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title

The Education of Jane Addams traces, with unprecedented care, Addams's three-decade journey from a privileged prairie girlhood through her years as the competent spinster daughter in a demanding...

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Radicalizing Peace: How Your Good, Small, Faithful Steps Can Change The World

Mark Traylor · Elevate Fiction
Pages: 136
Format: Print book

The news and media are full of discussions about religious radicals. Their extreme actions dominate our headlines and political conversations because their behavior is so far from society's comfort zone. Much of this kind of behavior that we see is negative and destructive, but maybe...

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Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World

Carrie Morgridge · Greenleaf Book Group Press
Format: Hardcover

Charitable giving is on the rise in America. Despite the lingering effects of the economic downturn, Americans continue to give generously of their time, talent, and money more than $335 billion in 2013, a 4.4% increase from 2011. What's more, the bulk of that charitable giving 72% came...
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A Noble Treason: The Story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Revolt Against Hitler

Richard Hanser · Ignatius Press
Pages: 297
Format: Paperback

Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans were handsome, bright university students in 1942 Germany. As members of the Hitler Youth, they had once been enthusiastic supporters of the German renewal promised by National Socialism. But as their realization of Nazi barbarism grew, so did their moral...
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At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl

Hans Scholl · Plough Publishing House
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback

Personal letters and diaries provide an intimate view into the hearts and minds of a brother and sister who became martyrs in the anti-Nazi resistance during World War II.


Idealistic, serious, and sensible, Hans and Sophie Scholl joined the Hitler Youth with youthful...
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The White Rose: Munich, 1942–1943

Inge Scholl
Format: Book

The White Rose tells the story of Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl, who in 1942 led a small underground organization of German students and professors to oppose the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazi Party. They named their group the White Rose, and they distributed leaflets denouncing...

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The Hiding Place

Corrie Ten Boom Elizabeth Sherrill John Sherrill
Format: Paperback

"Every experience God gives us . . . is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see."--Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable...

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