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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Lessons In Spiritual Leadership

BY ELTON TRUEBLOOD
In this classic work, Quaker philosopher Elton Trueblood shows how Lincoln's leadership skills flowed directly from his religious convictions-which explains how the president was able to combine what few leaders can hold together: moral resoluteness with a shrewd ability to compromise; confidence in his cause while refusing to succumb to the traps of self-righteousness or triumphalism; and a commitment to victory while never losing sight of his responsibility for-or the humanity of-his enemy. These rich meditations offer deep wisdom and insight on one of the most effective leaders of all time.

HarperOne 2012 170 PP. Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

Activism!

Activism!

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 Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism.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

$3.00 (in stock)

The Advocates Of Peace In Antebellum America

The Advocates Of Peace In Antebellum America

BY VALERIE ZIEGLER
The task of establishing peace in a culture where institutionalized violence such as slavery was legally protected proved endlessly frustrating for The American Peace Society & The New England Nonresistant Society. As they faced the questions raised by the lynching of abolitionists, the women's rights movement, the Mexican War, the Fugitive Slave Law, and John Brown's raid, the advocates of peace faced the challenge of finding some way to reconcile peace, liberty, and social order. Both groups were initially convinced that the New Testament's admonition to love one's enemies and to refuse to return evil for evil was an absolute command.

Mercer 2001 232 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

Ahead Of Her Time

Ahead Of Her Time

Abby Kelly And The Politics Of Antislavery

BY DOROTHY STERLING
In the years before the Civil War, a young white woman from a Quaker background came to embody commitment to the cause of antislavery and equal rights for black people. Abby Kelley became the abolitionist movement's chief money-raiser and organizer and its most radical member.

Norton 1991 436 PP. Paper

$5.50 (in stock)

All On Fire

All On Fire

William Lloyd Garrison And The Abolition Of Slavery

BY HENRY MAYER
Mayer maintains that William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), a self-made man of scanty formal education who founded and edited the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, not only served as the catalyst for the abolition of slavery, but inspired two generations of activists in civil rights and the women's movement. Through Garrison, tragically torn between pacifism and abolitionist advocacy, we also meet a rich pageant of great 19th-century historical figures, including Frederick Douglass, John Quincy Adams and Harriet Beecher Stowe. A consequential biography.

St Martins Griffin 2000 702 PP. Paper

$8.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Altering Eden

Altering Eden

The Feminization Of Nature

BY DEBORAH CADBURY
Interviewing over 40 scientists for the book, Chocolate wars author Deborah Cadbury looks at the evidence for and against the many chemicals now widely used that can cause breast or testicular cancer, sex changes in animals, reduce sperm counts. Her examination of the scientific communities, Government, pressure groups and Industries delaying tactics and obfuscation is applicable to many other "scientific" issues.

St Martins Press 1999 292 PP. Paper

$2.00 (in stock)

Amerigo

Amerigo

The Man Who Gave His Name To America

BY FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO
n 1507 a world map was published with a new continent on it called "America," after the explorer and navigator Amerigo Vespucci. The map was a phenomenal success and when Mercator`s 1538 world map extended the name to the northern hemisphere of the continent. This is the story of how one side of the world came to be named not after Christopher Columbus, but after his friend and rival Amerigo Vespucci who excelled above all at self-invention and self-promotion.

Random House 2007 221 PP. Cloth

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Benjamin Dove

Benjamin Dove

ERLINGS
As an adult, Benjamin Dove looks back on a childhood summer that changed his life forever. A summer when his new friend Roland, seemingly descended from the knights of the past, encouraged him to stand up for himself and for those he loves. It was a summer when he and his friends formed the Order of the Red Dragon that gave them a sense of identity and purpose in their turbulent world; a summer when innocent childhood games were torn apart by an almost inevitable tragedy.

North-South Books 2006 203 PP. Cloth

$4.50 (in stock)

Beyond War (part 1)

Beyond War (part 1)

What War Really Means - Audio Cd

BY DAVID FREUDBERG
Is warfare a necessary evil -- or is it total madness? The true human costs of war are described by patients in a veterans hospital, the author of a history of bombing, a NY Times war correspondent and others Also The Quaker conscience: the social and political witness offered by members of the Society of Friends. Here Friends discuss pacifism and social equality and lastly Viktor Frankl, the late author of "Man's Search for Meaning" who recognized that only by clinging to a higher life purpose could he survive such an atrocity.

Human Media 2003 1 HOUR Audio

$6.50 (in stock)

The Blogging Church

The Blogging Church

Sharing The Story Of Your Church Through Blogs

BY BRIAN BAILEY
The author is "web director" at Fellowship Church. His book is aimed at pastors, but Friends will also find it useful. It explains blogging and the associated technologies in simple terms and talks about its advantages and pitfalls for outreach and ministry. Bailey gives tips and examples of good blogging practice.

Jossey Bass 2006 199 PP. Paper

$12.00 (in stock)

Brave Donatella And The Jasmine Thief

Brave Donatella And The Jasmine Thief

BY CAROLINE STRICKLAND, ILLUSTRATED BY DONALD HENDRICKS
Quaker author Caroline McAlister story is based on the Italian bridal tradition of wearing a sprig of jasmine on one's wedding dress. Duke Cosimo de' Medici loved beautiful flowers from far-off lands. So when an explorer delivers the magnificent jasmine plant all the way from India as a present he guards each leaf jealously. When the foolish gardener Antonio, determined to prove his love for Donatella, clips a sprig he is sent to prison. Now brave Donatella is his only hope for freedom. Ages 4-8

Charlesbridge 2010 32 PP. Cloth

$5.00 (in stock)

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

A Poem About William Penn

BY DANIEL HOFFMAN
A long poem which evokes William Penn's luminous vision of America and shows what has become of it as the intractable conflicts of our history-struggles over land, keeping faith with the Indians, the uses and abuses of power-threaten Penn's ideal. "Though grounded firmly in historical fact, [this poem] is very original in conception and quite effectively expresses the dreams and despairs of those who lived this history as well as our own contemporary need to understand the past as 'we clatter down the rigid rails into the future.'" - Library Journal.

University of Pennsylvania Press 2000 178 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

The Butter Man

The Butter Man

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

$5.00 (in stock)

Captain Paul Cuffe's Logs And Letters, 1808-1817

Captain Paul Cuffe's Logs And Letters, 1808-1817

A Black Quaker's "voice From Within The Veil"

BY PAUL CUFFE, EDITED BY ROSALIND WIGGINS
Paul cuffe was one of the few black Quakers of his day. Editor Rosalind Wiggins has collected this remarkable man's correspondence and ship's logs. She presents original manuscripts that tell the story of Cuffe's efforts to undercut the slave trade by forming a trading cooperative in Sierra Leone, thus linking the United States, England, and small West African nations. Wiggins shows the obstacles Cuffe faced: the War of 1812, a trade embargo, the network of African American organizations that provided him with help; and his concern for education within the black community.

Howard University Press 1996 528 PP. Cloth

$6.00 (in stock)

Castle Corona

Castle Corona

CREECH, SHARON
In a departure for Creech, whose previous novels have all been set in the present day, the Newbery Medal winner offers a good-hearted, gently comic fairy tale set in feudal Italy. Using parallel stories that eventually dovetail, Creech introduces the Castle Corona's sheltered, slightly ridiculous royal family and Pia and Enzio, orphaned peasant children from the nearby village. Brief, cleverly paced episodes reveal that several fixtures of castle life--the king and queen's respective hermit advisors, and the court storyteller--subtly engineer Pia and Enzio's appointment as royal food tasters, for purposes linked to a stolen pouch found by the children.

HarperCollins 2007 285 PP. Cloth

$5.00 (in stock)

A Centre Of Wonders

A Centre Of Wonders

The Body In Early America

EDITED BY JANET MOORE LINDMAN AND MICHELE LISE TARTER
A hard book to describe - from the cover - Images of bodies and bodily practices abound in early America: from spirit possession, Fasting Days, and infanticide to running the gauntlet, going "naked as a sign," flogging, bundling, and scalping.- The Quaker interest is around Going naked as a sign (which many Quakers did!) - and an article by Michelle Lise Tarter, but the other articles combine to give a unique look at early America from an unusual perspective.

Cornell University Press 2001 283 Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

Checkpoints And Chances

Checkpoints And Chances

Eyewitness Accounts From An Observer In Israel-palestine

BY KATHERINE MAYCOCK
Katharine Maycock went to the West Bank in October 2002 as a volunteer international observer based in Bethlehem for Quaker Peace and Social Witness, and she continued working there for a humanitarian agency into 2004. These are her luminous reports of being with people who live under military occupation, as they struggle with curfews, checkpoints, and sudden losses of home and livelihood.

Britain Yearly Meeting 2005 128 PP. Paper

$10.00 (in stock)

Chewed Water

Chewed Water

A Memoir

BY AISHAH RAHMAN
A fascinating and informative fictional memoir from the professor at Brown, an avant-garde surrealistic playwright, of her young days in Harlem in the 40's and 50's. With two mothers determined to organize her life Virginia finds herself at 18 with a baby, in Harlem in all its dwindling glory...When Rahman is at her best, in flashes of almost unbearable self-knowledge, it's as if she's telling a sadly familiar American coming-of-age story for the very first time.

UPNE 2001 224 PP. Cloth

$5.00 (in stock)

The Children Of Herakles By Euripedes

The Children Of Herakles By Euripedes

TRANSLATED BY HENRY TAYLOR, ROBERT BROOKES
Translated by Quaker poet Henry Taylor this is a play about war and the effects of war within the state. Herakles, the legendary hero cursed from birth, was never permitted a triumphant homecoming. Here, his descendants continue the effort to return home, seeking asylum from the persecution of the king who had imposed on Herakles the famous twelve labors. While it pursues concepts of deep moral grandeur, it ends with a denouement of astonishing physical and ethical brutality, and affords Euripides a severe comment on what he believed was the decline of the Athenian character.

1981 83 PP. Cloth

$5.50 (in stock)

Cold War Pastoral Greenham Common

Cold War Pastoral Greenham Common

BY JOHN KIPPEN
Photographer, John Kippin documented the changing landscape of Greenham Common, a notorious American Airbase in England during the Cold War and the scene of a unique Womens peace camp and protest throughout the 1980s and 90s. This project marks the change of use of the site, with essays examining the history and events of the Common.

Black Dog 2001 126 PP. Paper

$2.50 (in stock)

The Conversion Of Margaret Lucas (1701-1769)

The Conversion Of Margaret Lucas (1701-1769)

BY MARGARET LUCAS
A powerful story in the voice of another age. She endured domestic abuse to follow her convincement and joined the peculiar people. A remarkable autobiography of ayoung woman's inner mind and religious choices in the early eighteenth century.

RhwymBooks 1997 77 PP. Paper

$6.00 (in stock)

Crystelle Mourning

Crystelle Mourning

BY EISA NEFFATARI ULEN
No quaker content, but West Philly is certainly becoming QuakerLand! With her well-employed fiance and a comfortable life in New York City, Crystelle has a life most young professionals would envy. She has come a long way from the rough Philadelphia neighborhood where she grew up. But she hasn't left the past behind her. A ghost from her West Philly days continues to haunt her -- the spirit of her high school sweetheart Jimmie, who she watched get gunned down one unforgettable night years ago. Emotionally distraught from her unsettling memories and the suspicion she may be pregnant, Crystelle goes back to her old neighborhood to reconnect with friends and family.

Washington Sq Press 2007 207 PP. Paper

$1.50 (in stock)

The Dancer

The Dancer

BY NOLA TURKINGTON
Bau knows as many dances as there are seeds in a calabash rattle but she does not know the magic rainbull dance - only the rainmaiden knows that. Then drought seizes the land, a drought so terrible that Bau's grandmother sends her to the Tsodilo Hills in search of the reain maiden, for now Bau must dance as she has never deanced before, to bring rain to the Kalahari people.

Cloth

$4.00 (in stock)

Do Something

Do Something

A Handbook For Young Activists

BY NANCY LUBLIN, OF DOSOMETHING.ORG
Here are 33 action plans, touching on areas such as the environment, human rights, poverty, animal welfare, education, disaster relief-plus worksheets, facts, and outlines to help socially conscious kids create their own projects, and, for inspiration, profiles of DoSomething.org grant winners. Additionally, DoSomething.org is setting up a separate website for this book's readers. As reviwed in May 20!! Friends Journal

Workman 2010 280 PP. Spiral Bound

$6.50 (in stock)

Dogs

Dogs

BY NANCY KRESS
Quaker Nancy Kress has written a book about terrorism and biological warfare - When all the neighborhood dogs suddenly begin to attack their owners it turns out a mutated flu virus is the cause. Combining hard science with thoughtful narrative, this chilling tale of science fiction explores the complex relationships between dogs and their owners.

Tachyon publications 2008 280 PP. Paper

$5.50 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Dunant's Dream

Dunant's Dream

War, Switzerland, And The History Of The Red Cross

BY CAROLINE MOOREHEAD
The first writer to gain access to the Red Cross archives, Moorehead traces its history and its relationship with some of the most barbaric regimes of the 20th century. A moving and authorised history by an author of real distinction that sheds light not just on the Red Cross but on the nature of humanity itself.

HarperCollins 1999 776 PP. Paper

$12.50 (in stock)

Eggs

Eggs

SPINELLI
Eggs is a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father she never knew is a framed picture. Despite their age difference (David is 9, Primrose is 13), they forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives.

hachette 2007 4 HOURS Audio

$8.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Ending The Us War In Afghanistan

Ending The Us War In Afghanistan

A Primer

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

$4.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Enduring Hope

Enduring Hope

The Impact Of The Ramallah Friends Schools

BY PATRICIA EDWARDS-KONIC WITH MAX CARTER
"Enduring Hope" explores the impact of the Ramallah Friends Schools on students, alumni, teachers, staff, parents, the community, the Religious Society of Friends, and the wider world through first-person interviews and testimonies. The school is widely considered the best in Palestine and is a small beacon of hope in a desperate situation.

Friends United Press 2008 121 PP. Paper

$4.50 (in stock)

Ethical Wisdom; What Makes Us Good

Ethical Wisdom; What Makes Us Good

BY MARK MATOUSEK
How do we make the judgment call between self-interest and caring for others? What does being good really mean? Which parts of morality are biological, which ethical? When should instinct be trusted and when does it lead us into trouble? How can we know ourselves to be good amidst the hypocrisy, fears, and sabotaging appetites that pervade our two-sided natures? Drawing on the latest scientific research and interviews with social scientists, spiritual leaders, ex-cons, altruists, and philosophers, Matousek examines morality from a scientific, sociological, and anthropological standpoint. Each chapter features a series of questions, readings, interviews, parables, anecdotes.

Doubleday 2011 249 PP. Cloth

$6.50 (in stock)

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