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  • Blood Criminals: Living with HIV in 21st Century America

    by Jonathan Thurston
    When HIV hit America in the 80s, it decimated the LGBT communities, and it forever changed the course of national sex education. But what happened to the people who survived the epidemic? What happens to people who are diagnosed today? This book tracks the lives of six people in America as they deal with all the cultural problems associated with it: incomplete sex education, diagnosis without links to care, abuse from criminal and legal systems, dehumanization, and suicide "requests" from peo... more
  • My Mom is a Big Fat Whale: A New Workbook for Kids & Teens to Take the Power Back from Bullies

    A workbook that teaches kids and teens a new, unique way to deal with verbal and cyber bullies. After an explanation of each step of the strategy, readers have the opportunity to see examples of how it is done, and then practice.
  • Dark Matters

    by David Bouchier
    Iit is the fate of every humorist to suffer an attack of seriousness in old age. It happened to Mark Twain, so why not to me? This collection of highly personal essays articles, talks and unclassifiable fragments of analysis and opinion shows that I couldn’t resist the temptation to write down some of the darker thoughts that have been plaguing me over the years. With due modesty, I would describe it as a festschrift by myself and for myself, my valedictory contribution to the literature of skep... more
  • The Breathe Free Principles: A Philosophy for a Better America

    by Dean Galvin

    The far Left and the far Right are both wrong. They are lacking a clear definition of good.

    The Breathe Free Principles book gives us something to agree on. It shows why good is what results from mutually beneficial interactions. Please use it in your life.

    The Left and the Right are trying to use government power to force people to do what the Left or Right want. The use of force is the problem. The American ideal of Liberty in the pursuit of happiness is a wiser way. This book w... more

  • Aafia Unheard: Uncovering the Personal and Legal Mysteries Surrounding Fbi's Most Wanted Woman!

    by Dawood Ghazanavi

    Aafia Unheard is a non-fiction book covering the life story of a brilliant minded young Pakistani woman, an MIT graduate, and a mother, who found herself being the focus of a case which continues to serve as an example for the war on terror in response to 9/11.

    Many prisoners today from the war on terror era are making international headlines, such as the recent release of John Walker Lindh. Aafia Siddiqui is another such high profile case which has international appeal and much from th... more

  • Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists

    by Avigail Abarbanel
    There is an expectation in Jewish communities that all Jews embrace Zionism and offer automatic, unquestioning support for Israel, “right or wrong”. Jewish identity and Zionism are commonly and deliberately blurred. Jews who criticise Israel are often vilified and excluded. By expressing sympathy for the Palestinians, they risk being branded as traitors and accused of “supporting the enemies of Israel”. Beyond Tribal Loyalties is a unique collection of twenty-five personal stories of Jewish peac... more
  • The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change The World

    by Anne Devereux-Mills

    In The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World, Anne Devereux-Mills uses her insights as Founder of Parlay House to show how small actions can create a cascade of positive change -- in your life and in the lives of others.

    A former advertising agency CEO, Devereux-Mills tells the inspiring story of how, just short of her 50th birthday, she lost her health to cancer, her last child to college, and her job to the recession.

    Stripped of everything that had ... more

  • The Mueller Report Graphic Novel: Volume 1 and Volume 2

    by Barbara Slate

    Marvel and DC comics creator Barbara Slate makes the Mueller Report fast-paced, easy-to-read, and entertaining. She selects crucial text from the two volume, 448 page report that was issued by the Department of Justice in April, 2019 and weaves a riveting visual story of secret agents, hackers and political manipulators, with deceit and  comical cover-ups. It stays true to the facts in the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (Volume 1) ... more

  • Donald Trump

    by Jan Caine
    Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are? Perhaps you’ve looked in the mirror and despite your best efforts, what you see is a version of your parents you never intended to duplicate. Why does that happen? DNA & RNA are the keys to our personality and behavior in our daily lives. Using President Donald Trump as an example, Dr. Margaret’s guides explain the often hidden and forgotten encoded Soul Structure Coding that is passed on to us through our DNA and RNA. Your families DNA and RN... more
  • The Great Healing - Five Compassions That Can Save Our World

    by Stephen Erickson

    In this “save-the-planet” book, Stephen Erickson introduces you to exquisite creatures, human and non-human. The challenges they face reveal the immensity of the threat facing each of us — and its urgency. More and more of us are realizing we are now facing humanity’s greatest challenge. Over just the next two decades, the global warming climate crisis threatens to bring about the end of our Anthropocene Epoch — of us and virtually every multicellular life form.&... more

  • Conversations with White People: Dialogues About Race

    by IC Bailey

    Conversations with White People: Dialogues About Race By IC Bailey

    Conversations with White People offers a raw, challenging, front-line look at the current state of the racial divide. Pulled from thousands of online and offline conversations, Black People lead the way in these dialogues addressing head-on White People’s views of racism, White supremacy, and White privilege. Covering topics that range from the basics of what racism is to cultural appropriation to racist messa... more

  • A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe

    by Ronesa Aveela
    Seductive. Beautiful. Dangerous! Or are they innocent and looking for love? Discover the allure of Slavic mermaids - the Rusalki. If Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had grown up in Eastern Europe, his soul would have longed for the secrets of the rivers, lakes, and marshes, rather than the sea. And the pale, beautiful maidens residing there would have been the ones who sent “a thrilling pulse” through him, instead of the heart of the great ocean. And who are these lovely maidens? … The Rus... more
  • Fukushima and the Coming Tokyo Earthquake: and what it will mean for a fragile world economy

    by tony smyth
    This book details the story of two earthquakes, one that has already happened and one that is imminent, and their consequences, not only for Japan but also for the rest of the world. It is structured in a way that ‘chunks up’ in sections, from Japanese cultural elements, to the sequence of events after the earthquake and reactor meltdowns, through to global consequences of the two quakes. The radioactive leaks from the Fukushima reactors have led to an abandonment of nuclear power by many co... more
  • Breaking the Promise of the Promised Land: How Religious Conservatives Failed America

    by Johnny Townsend
    By aligning themselves over the past 60 years with the most conservative wing of the Republican Party, Mormons became leading contributors to the cultural and moral decay of America. Mormon prophets have long declared that God set America apart for the righteous. It was to be a land of freedom, justice, and peace, a place where the Lamanites could blossom as the rose, a country so righteous that the affairs of the entire world would be conducted here during the Millennium. But when Mormons ti... more
  • Patient or Profit: Where is the Love?

    by Adah Kennon
    Love, Betrayal, Commitment and Courage. A young African American soldier took an oath to defend the Constitution of his country. Today, he has kidney disease and is on hemodialysis. He needs life-saving prescription medication. But, this honorably retired Army veteran's sacrifice has been betrayed in the name of profit to satisfy the appetite of the Chaos Cohorts. His caregiver understands and struggles to protect the "love of her life." This is the true story of their journey. Patient or Profit... more
  • A Quick Guide to 21st Century US Politics

    by Ian Wilder
    Ian Wilder has managed to take the mystery out of the often surprising and sometimes baffling American political system. His friendly, funny, digital-native-savvy writing is sure to appeal to those who watch American political developments with fascination and who get our news and politics through an Internet screen and filtered by friends and comments sections. Both entertaining and informative, the book adeptly walks an adolescent path through a very grown-up topic. If you're internationally a... more