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BY IDRIS TAWFIQ
In Understanding Islam, Idris Tawfiq explores the Islamic faith from a unique perspective: that of Roman Catholic priest turned Muslim scholar. In an engaging style, the core tenets are laid out. The author draws widely on recent cultural phenomena in the West to examine the wider role of religion in an increasingly secular region of the world and he illustrates the many and various and unexpected prisms through which Islam can be observed. He argues that Islam, far from contributing to any clash of civilizations, serves to embody spiritual enlightenment and tolerance, enabling Muslims and non-believers to live in a state of mutual understanding.
Olive Tree Press 2009 121 PP. Paper
Apostle Of Abolition (sale)
BY THOMAS SLAUGHTER
Slaughter's penetrating work shows how Woolman, the plainspoken Quaker mystic, transformed himself into a prophetic, unforgettable figure. Placing Woolman in the full context of his times, Slaughter paints the portrait of a hero - and not just for the Quakers, social reformers, labor organizers, socialists, and peace advocates who have long admired him. He was an extraordinary original, an American for the ages. "This discerning, poetic biography discloses a Woolman far more powerful, both personally and morally, than even his famous Journal reveals. Few histories are more quietly riveting, more piercingly compelling." - John Butler, Yale University. Was $22 now $10
Hill and Wang 2008 449 PP. Paper
BY CHARLES REED
A valuable historical documentation of society's response to the Iraq was as well as a careful critique of the church's understanding of just war theory in contemporary international politics. Charles Reed explores the two Iraq Wars (1990, 2003) in light of just war theory. He concludes that by altering the theory to fit their own perspectives, church leaders consistently missed the opportunity to engage in significant public debate. At the same time, Reed highlights those leaders who balanced their teachings with the changing international landscape.
Church Publishing 2005 180 PP. Paper
The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography
BY SID JACOBSON, ERNIE COLON
Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, "New York Times" bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary.
Hill & Wang 2010 149 PP. Cloth
BY ELIZABETH ALALOU, ALI ALALOU
While Nora waits impatiently for dinner, her father stirs up a story from his childhood. During a famine Nora's grandfather must travel over the mountain to find work so he can provide food for his family. While young Ali waits for his father's return, he learns a lesson of patience, perseverance, and hope. Folk-art illustrations capture the Moroccan culture and landscape.
Charlesbridge 2008 32 PP. Cloth
Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
BY JOAN ROUGHGARDEN
Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these and other ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution. Building on her brilliant and innovative book Evolution's Rainbow, in which she challenged accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation, Roughgarden upends the notion of the selfish gene and the theory of sexual selection and develops a compelling and controversial alternative theory called social selection. This scientifically rigorous, model-based challenge to an important tenet of neo-Darwinian theory emphasizes cooperation, elucidates the factors that contribute to evolutionary success in a gene pool or animal social system>
Univ of California 2009 255 PP. Cloth
The Story Of The American Ambulance Drivers In The First World War
BY ARLEN HANSEN
They left Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, and Stanford to drive ambulances on the French front, and on the killing fields of World War I they learned that war was no place for gentlemen. The tale of the American volunteer ambulance drivers of the First World War is one of gallantry amid gore; manners amid madness. Arlen J. Hansen 's Gentlemen Volunteers brings to life the entire story of the men and women who formed the first ambulance corps, and who went on to redefine American culture. Some were to become legends Ernest Hemingway, e. e. cummings, Malcolm Cowley, and Walt Disney but all were part of a generation seeking something greater and grander than what they could find at home.
Skyhorse 1996 253 PP. Paper
READ AND TRANSLATED BY STEPHEN MITCHELL ON 3 CD'S
Readings from Chuang-tzu, Lao-Tzu's disciple and from Tzu-ssu, the grandson of Confucius, with commentary on each reading. Each of the 64 chapters is short and can be listened to independent of the others but they are all connected.
Penguin 2009 3 HOURS Disk
America's Poet During The Lost Years Of 1860-1862
BY TED GENOWAYS
"Walt Whitman and the Civil War "reveals the poet's active participation in the early Civil War period and elucidates his shock at the horrors of war months before his legendary journey to Fredericksburg, correcting in part the poet's famous assertion that the "real war will never get in the books." -locating Whitman directly through unpublished letters and never-before-seen manuscripts, as well as mapping his associations through rare period newspapers and magazines in which he published. Genoways's account fills a major gap in Whitman's biography.
University of California 2009 210 PP. Cloth
BY WILLIAM CASHIN
In Travels, the celebrated 1791 account of the "Old Southwest," William Bartram recorded the natural world he saw around him but, rather incredibly, omitted any reference to the epochal events of the American Revolution. Edward J. Cashin places Bartram in the context of his times and explains his conspicuous avoidance of people, places, and events embroiled in revolutionary fervor. Cashin suggests that while Bartram documented the natural world for plant collector John Fothergill, he wrote Travels for an entirely different audience.
University of south carolina 2000 319 PP. Paper
Unmarked Publishers Remainder
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MOLLY MALONE COOK, TEXT BY MARY OLIVER
Intertwined in art and life: the prose of Mary Oliver and the photographs of Molly Cook. Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Molly Malone Cook, who died in 2005, was Oliver's partner for many years, a pioneer gallery owner and photographer. This book joins Cook's photographs with Oliver's prose-a uniquely intimate intertwining of their lives and art.Unmarked publishers remainder.
Beacon 2007 86 PP. Cloth
BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Owen Wingrave was conceived and composed as an opera for television.Based on a story by Henry James: the story of a y oung man who, groomed for a military career, rebels against his family for whom soldiering is a way of life. It provided Britten with an ideal opportunity to make a public statement of his deeply held pacifist beliefs. Far from being mere propaganda however, Owen Wingrave is a characteristically rich and multi-layered work, the supreme irony of Owen's predicament being that in his battle with his own family, he shows himself to be just as much of a fighter as any of his warmongering ancestors.
Kultur 2001 2.5 HOURS Dvd
An Illustrated History
FROM THOSE EDIRIAL FOLKS AT TIME MAGAZINE
Honking great coffee table type book, Organized into major thematic sections, with an array of full-color photographs offers a close-up portrait of Planet Earth--its history, oceans, geology, flora and fauna, and imperiled climate. Documents its great natural wonders, diverse habitats, and the forces that shape the planet. Only ships Media mail.
Time 2008 245 PP. Cloth
Audiobook On Cd
BY WILLIAM LEAST HEAT - MOON
About a quarter century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other. Quirky, discursive, endlessly curious, Heat-Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path. Now he is back on the back roads. ROADS TO QUOZ is his lyrical, funny, and touching account of a series of American journeys into small-town America.
Hatchette 2008 18 CDS Disk
BY DONALD AND LILLIAN STOKES
Become an expert at attracting and identifying the birds at your Feeder with this book. There is a beautiful color photograph of both male and female for each bird, accompanied by identification clues, with details of their likely behavior. Includes advice on choosing a feeder and what to stock it with.
Little Brown 1987 86 PP. Paper
BY CYNTHIA DEFELICE
Joe Pedersen wants a motorbike that costs nearly $1,000, and his dad wants Joe to earn the money himself and "find out what a real day's work feels like." Angry that his father doesn't think he's up to the job, Joe joins the Mexican laborers who come to his father's farm each summer. Manuel, the crew boss, is only sixteen, yet highly regarded by the other workers and the Pedersen family. Joe's resentment grows when his father treats Manuel as an equal. In her sensitive new novel, Cynthia DeFelice explores our dependency on migrant workers and simultaneous reluctance to let these people into our country and into our lives. 10 +
FSG 2003 215 PP. Paper
A Sinners Semester At Americas Holiest University
BY KEVIN ROOSE
A sophomore at Brown, raised in a liberal Quaker home, Roose moved to Jerry Falwell's Liberty University as a new transfer student. Liberty's ten thousand undergraduates take courses like Evangelism 101, hear from guest speakers like Sean Hannity and Karl Rove, and follow a 46 page code of conduct that regulates every aspect of their social lives. Here he chronicles what he discovered about Liberty - and what he found out about himself while he was there.
Grand Central 2010 325 PP. Paper
Prayers By Women From Throughout History And Around The World
BY MARY FORD - GRABOWSKY
A blend of prayers, poems, and sayings by women writers and sages from around the world and throughout history. Included are diverse voices ranging from the early Sufi mystic Rabia and the trailblazing Mechtild of Magdeburg, to contemporary poets Denise Levertov, Kathleen Norris, Maya Angelou, Jane Hirshfield, and Mary Oliver. Her book explores self-discovery, mothering, inner strength, needs, work, gratefulness, spiritual darkness, mystical experience, and love.
Harper 2003 190 PP. Cloth
BY DAVID WILDMAN AND PHYLLIS BENNIS
In this easy-to-read volume of "frequently asked questions" (FAQs), analysts David Wildman and Phyllis Bennis examine a wide range of key issues regarding the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan really going to become "Obama's war"? What was the history of the U.S. in Afghanistan before September 11? What role does NATO play in the Afghanistan war? Do Afghans want the U.S. troops to stay in their country? Who are the Taliban? What is al-Qaeda? And, finally, what are the steps needed to end the war?
Olive Branch Press 2010 216 PP. Paper
BY DENISE LEVERTOV
Three decades of poems inspired by thinking of peace during times of war. A voice from the dark called out,The poets must give us imagination of peace, to oust the intense, familiar imagination of disaster. Peace, not only the absence of war.
New Directions 2006 64 PP. Paper
BY PHYLLIS BENNIS
In this easy-to-read volume of "frequently asked questions" (FAQs), Bennis, writes about Israel and Israelis, Palestine and Palestinians, the US and the Middle East, Zionism and anti-Semitism; about complex issues ranging from the Oslo peace process to the election of Hamas. Sections include: The Crisis; The Other Players: The Role of the US, the UN, the Arab States, and Europe; Recent History: Rising Violence; Looking Backward (1900-1991); The Future. Great value and ideal for Study groups.
Olive Branch Press 2007 196 PP. Paper
BY DEBORAH UNDERWOOD
There are lots of LOUD, and this book illustrates them well. Perfect complement to the Quiet Book that can help explain how to behave in Meeting for Worship.
Houghton Mifflin 2010 32 PP. Cloth
Direct Action, Hacktivism And The Future Of Society
BY TIM JORDAN
Jordan introduces us to the citizens who make up d-i-y culture: eco-activists, animal liberators, neo-fascists, ravers, anti-abortionists, squatters, hunt saboteurs and hacktivists. In his view, activism comprises a new ethics of living for the 21st century. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Because we inhabit such a quickly changing, high-tech and fragmented culture, the single-issue political movements and stable, conservative authorities of the past are continually being questioned. Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism.
Foci/Reaktion bks 2002 164 PP. Paper
BY WILLIAM J. LA DUE
An evenhanded and accessible survey of the history of theological thought related to eschatology, or the end times. This book traces early development of Christian thought on the matter and surveys the perspectives of modern theologians.
Continuum 2004 166 PP. Paper
Frances Harriet Whipple Green Mcdougall
BY SARA O'DOWD
A collection of writings by nineteenth century writer Frances Harriet Whipple who grew up Quaker and later embraced spiritualism. This literary biography includes poetry and works of social reform, including antislavery writings that were influential in her time.
Univ. Press of New England 2004 187 PP. Paper