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  • Banned from California

    by Robert C. Steele
    This is the biography of Jim Foshee, born in 1939. As a 15-year-old gay runaway he finds himself in the 1950s Los Angeles underground world of homosexuals and early queer culture. Experience Jim Foshee's bold, free spirit as he hitchhikes 800 miles away from his home in a small Idaho town. Jim lives on the edge. Throughout his adventures and misadventures, he finds himself among kind-hearted strangers, kindred souls and drag queens as well as con artists, liars, and ruthless cops. At a yo... more
  • A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard

    by Jill Culiner
    In 19th-century Eastern Europe, religious law dictated every aspect of Jewish life. Secular books were forbidden; independent thinkers were threatened with moral rebuke, magical retribution and expulsion. But the Maskilim, proponents of the Haskalah or Jewish Enlightenment, were determined to create a modern Jew. Velvel Zbarzher, rebel, Maskil, and glittering star of fusty inns, spent his life singing his poems to loyal audiences of poor workers and craftsmen, and his attacks condemning t... more
  • Storybank: 100 Story Ideas to Fuel Your Imagination

    by Behind the Vision, LLC
    Part of our mission is to find ways to inspire creativity. This book has 40 plot ideas, 30 character ideas, and 30 setting ideas that we hope will inspire creativity in readers personal writing endeavors.
  • Tesla's Words: A Stunning Utopia of the Future

    by Ellis Oswalt

    Emphasizing direct quotes from Nikola Tesla, Tesla’s Words explores exciting details about the great inventor that have seldom been fully recognized, or have perhaps been misunderstood.


    "A startling peek into the mind of a true genius."
    —Kirkus Review

    "Indeed, Tesla often suffered from visions and hallucinations."
    —BlueInk Review

    "Tesla's Words is an eye opening ada... more

  • Ending Wars on Uganda's Children

    by Barbara Gibby
    I arrived in Uganda in 2004, not knowing what to expect but amongst protests by friends and family who equated the country to what they saw happening in South Africa. At that time we grew to expect the frequent loss of electricity in Uganda. We knew to bring flashlights after that first year. During my first visit I was overwhelmed when I heard people talking outside the home we were staying at. Dogs barked which added to the mysterious sounds outside my door. We left the next day to go out to t... more
  • Red Card: The Soccer Star Who Lost It All to Gambling

    by Tony Kelly

    "A blossoming soccer career marred by mishaps which drove him to disaster. Ruined by an addiction to gambling, Tony Kelly lost his career, his partner, and his wealth. Now he has written his story to “invite the public, family, and friends into my secret hell of racism, despair, depression, stardom, gambling addiction and self-destruction”

     

  • The Meaning of Myth: With 12 Greek Myths Retold and Interpreted by a Psychiatrist

    by Neel Burton
    Not just the stories, but what they mean. What is myth, and why does it have such a hold on the human mind? How does myth relate to near forms such as legend and fairy tale, and to other modes of understanding such as religion and science? What is a hero, what is a monster, and what function does magic serve? How has our relationship with myth and mythology changed over the centuries? And are there any modern myths? These are a few of the fascinating questions that psychiatrist and philoso... more
  • Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat)

    by Author Catherine Townsend- Lyon
    How does a good girl go bad? Based on a true story, told in the author's own words, without polish or prose, this haunting tale of addiction, family secrets, abuse, sexual trauma, financial devastation, crime, and...Redemption in Recovery. One day at a time, one page at a time. Learn of this remarkable woman and her brave story. It's not how to recovery; it's how and why she got entangled in addicted gambling...
  • Blackness Interrupted: Black Psychology Matters

    by Nicól Osborne, Tamera Gittens

    Blackness Interrupted: Black Psychology Matters explores the subject of Black psychology as a field or branch of psychology that adequately addresses and explores psychology beyond the Eurocentric perspective of psychology as it relates to the Black experience. A captivating and persuasive analysis of racial bias in educational psychology by Osborne and Gittens.

    It is no secret that the many accomplishments of African Americans in the field of Psychology have not been spot... more

  • Pandemic Musings (1.11.20 - 1.20.21)

    by Denis O'Neill
    A book of essays and observations posted on Facebook during the first year of the pandemic, viewed through a political lens, gathered here in one aromatic bunch. Politics, nature, literature, humor ~ a writer's take on the art of survival in a most dangerous year.
  • Vindicating Shakespeare: A Theater Director's Study of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

    by Stephen Byk
    Professional theatre director and educator, Stephen Byk uses methods specifically designed and developed by theatre artists and theorists in this investigative analysis of Shakespeare's work. Vindicating Shakespeare approaches the play as a work of theatre art to be performed, not as a static literary artifact. With a running commentary as to how the play must have appeared to the Elizabethan audience, the play and characters come alive through deep, psychological insights into character motivat... more
  • Thoughts in Traffic

    by Aramide Salako
    Thoughts in Traffic is a book of thoughts, expanded from quotes to philosophical notes, essays, Shakespearean poems, noetic, and intellectual discourses. You also get to read the Author's: Letter to the World-beater; Letter to the Nigerian Citizenry, Letter to Top CEOs on LinkedIn, Letter to Elon Musk, and even a LETTER TO GOD!
  • Cherez Goroda k Sebe (Russian Edition)

    by Ekaterina Yakovina
    The book of recollections about a several cities with which the author's life is closely connected. Majestic St. Petersburg and beautiful village of the childhood. The book will be interested to the readers who see poetry in every moment of life. The book contains illustrations.
  • Deciphering Shakespeare's Plays: A Practical Guide to the Twenty Best-Known and Enduring Works

    by Cynthia Greenwood
    Deciphering Shakespeare's Plays brings William Shakespeare's 400-year-old dramas alive in a new introduction for students, playgoers, and general readers. The book doesn't just dissect great soliloquies on the page -- it illuminates the essence and experience of the Shakespearean spoken word. It also brings you closer to the heady, behind-the-scenes world of freelance playwriting and the London theatre scene of the 1590s. It lends insight into decisions that theatre people make while acting and ... more
  • The Madame's Business: The remarkable life and tragic death of Malvina Guimaraes

    by Ann Callaghan Allen
    This is the true story of a 19th century woman from rural Upstate New York who defied contemporary gender roles to amass a fortune, only to see it threatened by an unscrupulous husband. Malvina Guimaraes introduced the sewing machine, then a new and transformative device for women, to the South American market at a time when women rarely ventured beyond their homes. She was deceived and abused by her third husband who had 19th century law and conventional thinking on his side. The battle for co... more
  • ROOTS AND BRANCHES: THE SYMBOL OF THE TREE IN THE IMAGINATION OF G. K. CHESTERTON

    by Deb Elkink
    Everyone loves a riddle, and late-Victorian British writer G. K. Chesterton was a jester extraordinaire who left us with a large body of work ripe for interpretation. He used metaphor, allusion, and paradox to infuse his fiction with hidden theological meaning. Through intimate biography and lively literary analysis, Roots and Branches reveals the underlying message of Chesterton’s religious convictions. Deb Elkink (award-winning novelist, The Third Grace) focuses on the single image of the ... more

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