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  • Compassion Mandala: The Odyssey of an American Charity in Contemporary Tibet

    by Pamela Logan
    EASTERN TIBET is a place of rugged ranges and torrential rivers, home to the fierce Khampa rebels who tried for a decade to defeat China’s army and win independence for Tibet. This book chronicles Logan’s fourteen years there doing the impossible: assisting Tibetans under Chinese rule. In it, Logan shares her first-hand experience working in education, health care, job training, disaster relief, reforestation, and cultural heritage. She tells about the diverse Tibetans she knew; she documents t... more
  • In Chains; The Dangerous World of Human Trafficking

    by Alan R. Warren
    Human trafficking is the trade of people for forced labor or sex. It also includes the illegal extraction of human organs and tissues. And it is an extremely ruthless and dangerous industry plaguing our world today. Most believe human trafficking occurs in countries with no human rights legislation. This is a myth. All types of human trafficking are alive and well in most of the developed countries of the world like the United States, Canada, and the UK. It is estimated that $150 billion a ye... more
  • What Would Anne Frank Do?

    by Johnny Townsend
    In a world already plagued by the effects of late-stage capitalism—economic inequality, voter suppression, healthcare inequality, racial injustice, and an escalating climate crisis—how do we continue fighting for meaningful progress in the middle of a pandemic? These essays and op-eds from the Salt Lake Tribune, the Seattle Times, and LA Progressive show us that unity can be divisive, morality can be immoral, and facts can be fabricated. But no one ever said fighting against manipulation and w... more
  • The Black Casework Experience in New York City's Foster Care System

    by Marlon P Moseley
    Are the needs of black children being served in New York City's foster care system? Are black caseworkers given the tools to solve the problems confronting these children? To Marlon Moseley, the answer is no. Using his own experience and citing numerous studies and scholarly sources, Mr. Moseley critiques the current administration of the foster care system. He explains what keeps the system from getting help to the people who need it most. But Mr. Moseley doesn't stop there; he goes on to offe... more
  • My Vote Counts

    by Candace Parker
    My Vote Counts (September 2020, $13.60) is a picture book that explores the voting process, demystifies perceived barriers to participation and emphasizes the importance of democracy for young readers ages 6-8. Ms. Littlefield’s students are learning about voting! After hearing they can’t vote in the presidential election themselves, the students go home and ask their parents if they plan to. The next day, Ms. Littlefield is shocked to hear from the students that many parents aren’t planning ... more
  • WHYS? A collection of answers to possible questions

    by Sandu Campan
    Do we exist ? Do we think ? Are we alone ? Are we real ? Are we simulated ? Do we create ? Do we wonder ? There are many questions disturbing many people, making them looking for bad, good or wise answers. The more questions we have, the more the world progresses. It’s a book that strives to answer questions each of us thinks about, and to which we try to answer. And if we can't, we're looking for these answers. Sometimes we find them in books. This is one of them, a book about existential cur... more
  • STEADFAST: Frances Perkins, Champion of Workers' Rights

    by Jennifer J. Merz

    Frances Perkins gasped in disbelief when she visited a factory and saw the horrific conditions that workers endured. Moved by the injustice, she felt compelled to help, setting her on a path of social work.

    But, when Frances witnessed the terrifying Triangle Factory fire in 1911 in New York City, her desire to assist the American worker transformed into a lifelong mission. Determined to fix the problems that led to the tragedy, Frances worked to change a catastrophically broken system a... more

  • South Korea: The Price of Efficiency and Success

    by John Gonzalez and Young Lee
    Through the power of observation, extensive research, and careful analysis, the authors identify the conditions, behavioral patterns, and cultural values that helped propel South Korea from the ashes after the end of the Korean War to the international stage as the 4th largest economy in Asia and 12th in the world. South Korea is also one of the most technologically advanced countries. The technology being exported can compete against all comers. In addition to technology, the country is now suc... more
  • The First Casualty: An Autopsy of COVID-19

    by Daniel Pulsawat
    The First Casualty is the previously untold true story of how during the start of 2020, truth had never before come so close to extinction. With a media complicit in the lies perpetrated on the public by an old, entrenched hierarchy of inept governments at the helm of the richest nations in the developed world, the desperate and constant attempts to conceal and cover-up each stream of mistakes resulted in pandemonium by the middle of the year. This book details the players, the histories, and... more
  • Re-Making the American Dream

    by David Vaught
    What Happens? When the Values of Duty, Honor, Country clash at West Point with the religious teachings of the Liberty Baptist Church in Burnt Prairie . . . Join us on this journey in the Vietnam War era when the author was confronted by Colonel Al Haig, soon to join President Nixon?s White House and later to serve as President Reagan?s Secretary of State, . . . And Admiral Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a federal courtroom. . . Waging a vigorous official defense of compulsory... more
  • The Forty Year Con Game

    by Dr. Michael B. Harrington
    Most voters during the 2016 presidential election were largely unaware of Trump's forty-year history as a skilled con man but an incompetent failure otherwise. In anticipation of the 2020 election, this book describes Trump's public life from his mob connections in the early 1980s through his first two stumbling years in the White House. It documents Trump's inescapable history of ignorance, self-absorption, poor judgment, corruption, impulsive decision-making, bigotry, and strong authoritarian ... more
  • 26 Years Behind Bars

    by Paul Laxton
    The book is written from the perspective of a participant observer. It is not strictly an autobiography or a history, although it has elements of both, as it would fail without them. It is intended for both the general reader and criminal justice professionals. My intention is that the book is educational, showing the prison system over three decades in the context of social, political and organisational change, in particular the impact of the decline of deference, the growth of public manageria... more
  • DEMOCRACY FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Getting Money Out of Politics

    by Michael Karath
    This book examines the baser elements of capitalism that overwhelm and undermine democracy and concludes that a constitutional amendment restoring campaign spending limits - that Congress passed in 1974, and the Supreme Court banned in 1976 - is the only reform that can truly “get money out of politics.”
  • America: What Went Wrong? The Crisis Deepens

    by James Steele and Donald Barlett

    The downward spiral of America’s middle class is no accident: This book explains in vivid detail how Washington and Wall Street have made decisions that enrich the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele document the specific acts of Congresses and presidents that have caused soaring economic inequality and enable corporations to pay low wages, owe no taxes and raid the retirement plans of their employees. This book... more

  • Paradise: Papyrus of Solamon

    by Doaa Tolis
    This book offers insightful reading to an important written document of Solomon that has remained neglected until today. It highlights a myriad of golden opportunities to build a lasting peaceful world. It examines the path to existence, links faith back to science, recollects Solomon's purpose, and retells the story of Humankind.
  • Paradise Papyrus of Solamon

    by Doaa Tolis
    This book offers insightful reading to an important written document of Solâmon that has remained neglected until today. It highlights a myriad of golden opportunities to build a lasting peaceful world. It examines the path to existence, links faith back to science, recollects Solâmon's purpose, and retells the story of Humankind.

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