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  • This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

    by Ashton Applewhite

    From childhood on, we're barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too—until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The book explains the roots of ageism—in history ... more

  • The Ignoble Paradox of Man

    by Brian C. McGuire
    The scholarly approach undertaken in The Ignoble Paradox of Man is different from most others. Its purpose is to challenge readers by engaging them in lively controversy about absurdities that cause divergence between cultural systems. Here, you will read how the contexts in which minorities live depends on whether there exists a greater inequality that plagues the mainstay of American life. Although the topic of inequality has, once again, become a mainstream concern, few people and even fewer... more
  • The Humanist Society

    by Joseph Sassoon
    What accounts for the rise and fall of so many civilizations—especially when some of them held more political power than their rivals? Author Joseph Sassoon tackles this question and many others in this, his second volume on self-actualization. As a missionary for humanism, he explores the social conditions that are necessary for the greatest number of people to achieve self-actualization. In presenting his theories, he reviews the work of major thinkers, including Kurt Goldstein and his landmar... more
  • My India: Musings of a Patriot

    by Vivek Gumaste
    My India is a collection of op-ed articles and columns written by the author Vivek Gumaste which deal with hot button issues relevant to modern India and which have appeared in mainstream Indian newspapers like the New Indian Express, the Hindustan Times, the Sunday Guardian and popular news portals like Rediff and Huffington Post (India). Spread out over 290 pages and divided into 11 sections are 59 concise essays that convey a distinct point of view. Topics addressed include India’s secularis... more
  • Democracy on the Edge: A Discussion of Political Issues in America

    by Terry AmRhein

    “Democracy of the Edge, A Discussion of Political Issues in America” presents many of the important issues which are being discussed in the presidential campaign right now.  What is unique about this book is that each issue is discussed in one book,

                - Dodd-Frank,

                - Citizens United,

                - Income Inequality,

                - Obamacare,

                - Wall Street Banks,

                - Single Payer Health Care,

                - "To... more

  • Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife (A critical appraisal of Islamic faith, Indian polity ‘n more)

    by BS Murthy

    On one hand, this ‘book of logic ‘n reasoning’ appraises the Islamic faith shaped by the sublimity of Muhammad's preaching in Mecca and the severity of his sermons in Medina, which together make it Janus-faced to bedevil the minds of the Musalmans.  

    That apart, aided by “I’m Ok – You’re Ok”, the path-breaking work of Thomas A. Harris and Roland E Miller’s “Muslim Friends–Their Faith and Feeling”, ... more

  • The Silent Killer In Africa

    by Nelson N Nkwene


    In an attempt to bring to you how life differs amongst people, geographical locations, culture and political systems, I explore the survival strategies used by Africans over the last three centuries; focusing on how African people, leaders, culture and society have adopted and adapted over time to improve Livelihood, Human rights, Women and Gender equality, Civil society, religious advancement and Environment conservation.

    Not ... more

  • A Look in the Mirror: The Disintegration of our Morals,Values, Ethics and Society - Can America be Saved?

    by Darrell Cass

    In this informative, witty, painfully honest Socrates-like "hard" look in the mirror, Darrell Cass re-educates those 99% of Americans and the world that have been bullied, brainwashed, kidnapped, and beaten into delusional submission by master sorcerers. You will laugh, cry, and be ashamed as he illuminates the ingenious ways our self-serving elite have percolated their morals, values, and ethics down throughout society. One that was willingly hypnotized, brainwashed, and duped into... more

  • Reflections: Looking back reminds us who we are, how we got here, where we're going, what it means, and why it matters

    by Jeff Resnick
    Reflections. Looking back reminds us who we are, how we got here, where we’re going, what it means, and why it matters. Written from the perspective of seniors enjoying the fourth quarter of life, even as they wonder about Sudden Death Overtime. Often funny, occasionally melancholy, but always heartfelt, these universal reflections on life are are the perfect excuse for family communication across the generations. And a reason for creating your own family history. Past, present, and future. But ... more
  • Breaking Big Money's Grip on America

    by Bruce Berlin
    This book is an urgent call to all Americans to focus on a critical issue: huge sums of money unjustly influencing US elections and public policy. Some people see the United States as a plutocracy run by and for the very rich. Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America provides convincing evidence to support this view and explores how a nationwide Democracy Movement can overcome Big Money’s control and convert our government into one that serves the needs of the American people. It also demonstrates w... more
  • Wedged: How you Became a Tool of the Partisan Political Machine, and How to Start Thinking for Yourself Again

    by Erik Fogg
    Americans are fed up with politics as usual. Really, really fed up. This, however, is old news. For over a decade the pundits of America have decried the dysfunction of American politics, and politicians have promised that, if elected, they’ll bring about the change we need. We’ve grown rightly cynical to such promises, and we watch, seemingly helpless, as the state of politics in the US spirals further into partisan gridlock and mutual antipathy. Dozens of solutions have been proposed ... more
  • Framed With Google Maps

    by Lynne Blanchard
    Framed With Google Maps examines how police corruption and failures of our justice system resulted in Cisco IT engineer, Brad Cooper, being unjustly accused and convicted of the murder of his wife, Nancy Cooper in May, 2011. Nancy left home the morning of July 12, 2008 to go jogging and was tragically found murdered two days later in an undeveloped neighborhood three miles from the Cooper home. A frantic 911 call with false accusations from Nancy’s friend resulted in immediate tunnel vision by p... more
  • I'm Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class

    by Ginnah Howard
    It’s the first day of school at Stanton Central High. The teacher stands by the door as ready as she’s going to be. The 6B Improvement of Language Skills class bursts in: Neal, with a shaved head; Joe, wearing three earrings; Vance, in dark glasses and a heavy navy jacket, the same one he wore the few days he attended last year… plus the other fourteen. “I’m hungry”… “I hate English” … “I’m sick of this already.” And so the new year begins. We will be with them for two semesters and we will get... more
  • The Two Faces of Money

    by Geraldine Perry
    By tracing our modern money system all the way back to the man-made god of ancient Babylonia, this book unfolds many of the misconceptions we have about about money and the role government plays. With her Constitutional promise of a true, "democratic" money, America at her birth offered real hope to the world that mankind could at last break free of the heavy yoke of "false" money and its worship of mammon. Yet, with the exception of one brief twenty month period, America has never fulfilled tha... more
  • Human Behavior in Extreme Situations: Implications for K-12 Education in the Twenty-First Century

    by Robert Koff
    Psychologist Dr. Robert Koff’s Human Behavior in Extreme Situations analyzes the response techniques and modern-day tactics for both responding to and preventing violence in schools.
  • A House Alive with Words: Stories from the ABC Program, a Path to College for Inner-City Youth

    by Patricia Zita Krisch
    A new book by sociologist Patricia Zita Krisch tells the story of eight inner-city boys and their experiences as A Better Chance (ABC) scholars, living in a group home and attending an elite suburban high school along Philadelphia’s Main Line. A House Alive with Words brings to life the challenges they met being minority youth in a largely white school, being poor in an affluent community, and meeting demanding academic standards. The book also portrays their adjustment to living in a group... more