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Writing in an Age of Silence

Sara Paretsky · Verso; 2 Reprint edition
Format: Kindle Edition

A revealing look at the power of speaking out, Writing in an Age of Silence describes Paretski's coming of age in a time of great possibility, during the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and the women's movement. Bestselling crime-writer Sarah Paretsky has won critical...
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Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

Brooke McAlary · Sourcebooks
Pages: 289
Format: Hardcover

Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow..."After reading this book, you'll have an amazing list of ingredients that can help you create a meaningful life, too!" -- The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus"Finally, a slow living guide for the imperfect...
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Lights On, Rats Out: A Memoir

Cree LeFavour · Grove Press
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

"A harrowing, beautiful, searching, and deeply literary memoir. In these pages, we watch Cree LeFavour evolve from a wounded (and wounding) lost girl to a woman who can at last regard her existence with a modicum of mercy and forgiveness...a story of true self-salvation and transformation."...
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Grace Period: My Ordination to the Ordinary

Melinda Worth Popham · iUniverse
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

Author Melinda Worth Popham left home for Yale Divinity School at age fifty-six after a barrage of painful life events-above all, the nightmare of her teenage daughter's life-threatening depression. These events brought her to her knees, and a monastic method of meditation became her mainstay...
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Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN

Gary Williams · Naval Institute Press
Format: Paperback

Lt.Michael Patrick Murphy, a Navy SEAL, earned the Medal of Honor on 28 June 2005 for his bravery during a fierce fight with the Taliban in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. The first to receive the nation's highest military honor for service in Afghanistan, Lt. Murphy was also...
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Bits of Zhao Family

Yang Buwei · Guangxi Normal University Press
Format: Print book

Zhao Yuanren is a famous linguist named as one of the four greatest tutors in Tsinghua University with Liang Qichao, Wang Guowei and Chen Yinque. He has worked at Academia Sinica, Yale University, Harvard University and University of California. Family member of Zhao are all excellent ones....
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Angry conversations with God : a snarky but authentic spiritual memoir

Susan E Isaacs · Faith Words
Format:  Book : Biography : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats

Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan E. Isaacs knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age 40. . . . She took God to couples counseling.In this cuttingly poignant memoir, Susan E. Isaacs chronicles her rocky relationship...
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The Lives of Muhammad

Kecia Ali · Harvard University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Recent outbursts sparked by a viral video and controversial cartoons powerfully illustrate the passions and sensitivities that continue to surround the depiction of the seventh-century founder of Islam. The Lives of Muhammad delves into the many ways the Prophet's life story has been...
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Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

John F Ross · St Martins Pr
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying aceAt the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies--the car and airplane--took the nation's imagination by storm as they burst, like comets, into American life. The brave souls that leaped into...
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Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age

Dan Zak · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

On a tranquil summer night in July 2012, a trio of elderly peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed the ''Fort Knox of Uranium,'' Y-12 was reputedly one of the most secure nuclear weapons facilities in the world, a bastion...
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I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir

Kevin Sessums · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other usual suspects but, Kevin knew that his rapidly...
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The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

Darby Penney · Bellevue Literary Press; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad.  It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum--the sort of community in which, for better and for worse,...
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Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business

Jake Wood · Crown Business
Format: Hardcover

What do elite members of the military, first responders in the disaster zone, and high-performing leaders in fast-paced, high-pressure, modern day organizations have in common?The ability to have clarity of mind and purpose when surrounded by chaos. To operate at peak performance under...
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A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir

Donald Worster · Oxford University Press, USA; 1ST edition
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

"I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer," John Muir wrote. "Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing."In...
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Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

Katie J. Davis · Howard Books; 9.4.2011 edition
Format: Hardcover

What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brothers heart, lose all but a handful of her friends because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep...
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