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When We Were Free to Be

When We Were Free to Be ebook ISBN: 0807837555
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Author: Lori Rotskoff,Laura L. Lovett
Number of Pages: 344 
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If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be . . . You and Me--the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. In this lively collection marking the fortieth anniversary of Free to Be . . . You and Me, thirty-two contributors explore the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic. Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by activists and educators who changed the landscape of childhood in schools, homes, toy stores, and libraries nationwide. Essays document the rise of non-sexist children's culture during the 1970s and address how Free to Be still speaks to families today. Contributors are Alan Alda, Laura Briggs, Karl Bryant, Becky Friedman, Nancy Gruver, Carol Hall, Carole Hart, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Joe Kelly, Cheryl Kilodavis, Dionne Kirschner, Francine Klagsbrun, Stephen Lawrence, Laura L. Lovett, Courtney Martin, Karin A. Martin, Tayloe McDonald, Trey McIntyre, Peggy Orenstein, Leslie Paris, Miriam Peskowitz, Deesha Philyaw, Abigail Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Robin Pogrebin, Patrice Quinn, Lori Rotskoff, Deborah Siegel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Barbara Sprung, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas. Publisher's Note: Late in the production of this book, the text on pages 252 and 253 was accidentally reversed. As a result, one should read page 253 before turning to page 252 and then proceeding on to page 254. The publisher deeply regrets this error.

Paths to God

Paths to God ebook ISBN: 9780307421425
Publisher: Harmony
Author: Ram Dass
Number of Pages: 352 
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For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections, anecdotes, stories, and exercises, Ram Dass gives us a unique and accessible road map for experiencing divinity in everyday life. In the engaging, conversational style that has made his teachings so popular for decades, Ram Dass traces our journey of consciousness as it is reflected in one of Hinduism’s most sacred texts. The Gita teaches a system of yogas, or “paths for coming to union with God.” In Paths to God, Ram Dass brings the heart of that system to light for a Western audience and translates the Gita’s principles into the manual for living the yoga of contemporary life. While being a guide to the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, Paths to God is also a template for expanding our definition of ourselves and allowing us to appreciate a new level of meaning in our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

They Thought They Were Free

They Thought They Were Free ebook ISBN: 0226924734
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Milton Mayer
Number of Pages: 368 
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First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis. “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.”--from Chapter 13, “But Then It Was Too Late”

Breaking Free from our Cultural Obsessions!

Breaking Free from our Cultural Obsessions! ebook ISBN: 1490749071
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Stephen D. Jones
Number of Pages: 76 
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Christianity is an incarnational faith. It must be embodied in the ethos of a culture. Yet we are also capable of standing apart from our culture and discerning what makes the way of Jesus different.

Smalls' Run ...May 13, 1862 ... Escape from Slavery!

Smalls' Run ...May 13, 1862 ... Escape from Slavery! ebook ISBN: 1612046975
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Author: Ric V. Solano
Number of Pages: 152 
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Smalls' Run ... May 13, 1862 ... Escape from Slavery is the powerful account of a little-known escape that occurred in Charleston, South Carolina - smack in the heart of the Confederacy, early in the Civil War. Robert Smalls, a young slave harbor pilot, led a crew of slave sailors and their families to freedom by commandeering a confederate transport, loaded with guns and munitions, and running a rebel gauntlet to reach then surrender the boat to the blockading Union flotilla. This act became an early war victory for the Union. Smalls met with President Lincoln, spoke before Congress, received prize money, and was appointed Captain of the commandeered transport, becoming the first black officer in the U.S. Navy. Smalls later served in the South Carolina State legislature, and five terms in the U.S. Congress during Reconstruction. In South Carolina, he introduced legislation creating the first free and compulsory school system and was thereafter in the forefront of the struggle for civil rights. An extraordinary hero and citizen, Smalls died in 1915 and is buried in Beaufort, South Carolina. About the Author: Ric V. Solano, a Chicagoan, was a World War II merchant seaman, newspaper reporter, correspondent, management consultant, academic, and executive assistant to the Chancellor, University of California, San Diego, before becoming a PhD psychotherapist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His earlier book was Yaqui Woman and the Crystal Cactus, and his next book is Confronting Carlos Castaneda ... and Selected Stories, based on time spent with Castaneda in Baja, Mexico in 1988 Publisher's website: http: //

Be True to Yourself

Be True to Yourself ebook ISBN: 1784985155
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Author: Matt Fuller
Number of Pages: 160 
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Lots of people who are involved in Christian ministry (whether paid or unpaid) find themselves having to step back from it. They have not lost their love for Christ, or their desire to serve him. But for one reason or another, they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on. Christopher Ash knows this experience all too well. As a pastor of a growing church, and then in his role training people for ministry, he has found himself on the edge of burnout a number of times, and has pastored many younger ministers who have reached the end of their tether. His wisdom has been distilled into this short, accessible book, in which he reveals a neglected biblical truth and seven keys that flow from it. This practical and biblical guidance will help enthusiastic Christians gain the mindset and lifestyle to protect themselves from burnout and serve Jesus for the long term in a sustainable way. Who is this book for? Here is Christopher's answer from the introduction: "I write for all zealous followers of Jesus. Perhaps especially for pastors and Christian leaders ~ to those entrusted with pastoral oversight under God. Some of us have the privilege of being set free from other jobs to devote ourselves to this work; others combine pastoral leadership with "normal" secular work. But I write also for the many keen Christian men and women who, in addition to "normal" life ~ busy jobs, parenthood, and so on ~ labour sacrificially to serve in their local churches. The young father holding down a pressured job but also teaching the church youth group. The unmarried woman bearing the weight of much responsibility in her workplace, but also heavily involved in pastoral support and care in her church. The older couple whose gifts and skills are in great demand both at work and in church. And many others like them." From the foreword by Alistair Begg Christopher brings to this important subject, not just a personal experience of burnout, but a keen eye to the Bible, and wise pastoral insight into the pressures many of us face as we live for Jesus.

Before We Were Free

Before We Were Free ebook ISBN: 9780307433176
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Author: Julia Alvarez
Number of Pages: 192 
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Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship. Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology ebook ISBN: 0199366225
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Jaan Valsiner
Number of Pages: 1136 
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

You Are Free: Stories

You Are Free: Stories ebook ISBN: 1101514965
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Danzy Senna
Number of Pages: 240 
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From the bestselling author of Caucasia and New People, riveting, unexpected stories about identity under the influence of appearances, attachments, and longing. Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks tantalizingly, sometimes frighteningly, between defined states: life with and without mates and children, the familiar if constraining reference points provided by race, class, and gender. Tensions arise between a biracial couple when their son is admitted to the private school where they'd applied on a lark. A new mother hosts an old friend, still single, and discovers how each of them pities-and envies- the other. A young woman responds to an adoptee in search of her birth mother, knowing it is not she.


Osceola ebook ISBN: 145209392X
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Thomas R. Stubbs
Number of Pages: 284 
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This is a story about a 12 year old boy growing up on the family homestead on the banks of the Osage River near the Missouri-Kansas border in the period at the start of the American Civil War. It details the everyday events in the life of his family until their idyllic world is devastated when the town of Osceola is pillaged and burned by Kansas Jayhawkers. In the weeks that follow the family struggles for survival and finally flee for safety further north. The young boy then enlists in the Union Army from a misguided quest for solace and revenge. His service in the 21st Missouri Regiment then chronicles the everyday life of a common soldier as he experiences the full horrors of war in the epic Battle of Shiloh. He then endures the long and tedious march to Corinth, Mississippi, culminating in the bloody Battles of Iuka and Corinth.

Spirit Gate

Spirit Gate ebook ISBN: 1429982527
Publisher: Tor Books
Author: Kate Elliott
Number of Pages: 448 
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World Fantasy and Nebula Award finalist Kate Elliott breaks new ground in a brilliantly original new fantasy set in a unique world of fabled cities, mysterious gods, and terrible dangers. From the first page readers will be swept up in the story of Mai and Captain Anji, as they become unwitting players in a conflict that began many years earlier, and which will shake the foundations of their land. For hundreds of years the Guardians have ruled the world of the Hundred, but these powerful gods no longer exert their will on the world. Only the reeves, who patrol on enormous eagles, still represent the Guardians' power. And the reeves are losing their authority; for there is a dark shadow across the land that not even the reeves can stop. A group of fanatics has risen to devour villages, towns, and cities in their drive to annihilate all who oppose them. No one knows who leads them; they seem inhumanly cruel and powerful. Mai and Anji, riding with a company of dedicated warriors and a single reeve who may hold a key to stopping the deadly advance of the devouring horde, must try, or the world will be lost to the carnage. But a young woman sworn to the Goddess may prove more important than them all . . . if they are not too late. A haunting tale of people swept up by the chaos of war, this is superlative fantasy adventure, rich in texture, filled with color and excitement, masterfully crafted by a brilliantly gifted storyteller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints, Fourth Edition

Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints, Fourth Edition ebook ISBN: 9780849381874
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: John H. Bickford
Number of Pages: 568 
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Redesigned for increased accessibility, this fourth edition of the bestselling Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints has been divided into two separate but complementary volumes. Each volume contains the basic information useful to bolting experts in any industry, but because the two volumes are more clearly focused, they are easier and more efficient to use. The first volume, Non-Gasketed Joints, describes the design, behavior, misbehavior, failure modes, and analysis of the bolts and bolted joints that play a large, even ubiquitous, role in the myriad machines and structures that form our world. The author elucidates why proper bolt tension - often called preload - is critical to the safety and reliability of an assembled joint. He introduces many ways to create that preload as well as ways to measure or inspect for it, then covers how to design joints that are less apt to misbehave or fail, using the guidelines, procedures, and simple algebraic mathematics included in the text. The book provides numerous tables, charts, graphs, and appendices, giving you all the information and data required to design and use non-gasketed bolted joints. Now leaner and meaner, this new edition is better suited for classrooms as well as the practicing engineer.

Hard Target

Hard Target ebook ISBN: 1469159678
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Harv Hollek
Number of Pages: 280 
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The government of the United States and the supposed shadow government, and yet another layer that has perhaps the last say on who will really govern the country has Quinn Rafferty trying to protect the life of the President to assure the relationship between him and the Chinese keeps going forward. The forces who are trying to make a one world order will do anything to succeed in that endeavor. From Seattle Washington, to Shanghai China, and then Mexico and on Washington D.C and Pakistan. The many twists and turns will keep you reading to the end. Youre going to like this guy Quinn as he makes it all look easy.

Shout Because You're Free

Shout Because You're Free ebook ISBN: 082034611X
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 190 
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The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition surviving on the North American continent. Performed for the purpose of religious worship, this fusion of dance, song, and percussion survives today in the Bolton Community of McIntosh County, Georgia. Incorporating oral history, first-person accounts, musical transcriptions, photographs, and drawings, Shout Because You're Free documents a group of performers known as the McIntosh County Shouters. Derived from African practices, the ring shout combines call-and-response singing, the percussion of a stick or broom on a wood floor, and hand-clapping and foot-tapping. First described in depth by outside observers on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia during the Civil War, the ring shout was presumed to have died out in active practice until 1980, when the shouters in the Bolton community first came to the public's attention. Shout Because You're Free is the result of sixteen years of research and fieldwork by Art and Margo Rosenbaum, authors of Folk Visions and Voices. The book includes descriptions of present-day community shouts, a chapter on the history of the shout's African origins, the recollections of early outside observers, and later folklorists' comments. In addition, the tunes and texts of twenty-five shout songs performed by the McIntosh County Shouters are transcribed by ethnomusicologist Johann S. Buis.Shout Because You're Free is a fascinating look at a unique living tradition that demonstrates ties to Africa, slavery, and Emancipation while interweaving these influences with worship and oneness with the spirit.


Surrounded ebook ISBN: 1434358399
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Beth Pedrodalasol
Number of Pages: 592 
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This book is for humans only, especially if the color of your blood is red. "Officer Beth" talks about the Brave, the Cowards, and the true Survivors of Earth and gives tough love-life directions. She's a true life survivor as a San Francisco Police Veteran with near-miss death situations and her Marine Mom's emotional survival story will move any human. Officer Beth writes from her heart and she leaves footprints in yours. There's Judge Judy, there's Dr. Laura, and here's Officer Beth, Officer of the Peace. Who do you trust the most in giving you directions when you're lost, frustrated, or confused? *A Veteran Police Officer? *A 2-time Combat Marine Mom? *A Billionaire bodyguard? Or *A Las Vegas Dealer? ASK OFFICER BETH She'll tell you where to go

Writing in Community

Writing in Community ebook ISBN: 160808082X
Publisher: BQB Publishing
Author: Lucy Adkins,Becky Breed
Number of Pages: 197 
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Writing in Community is a book of inspiration and encouragement for writers who want to reach deep within themselves and write to their fullest potential. There is magic in a successful writing group. This book helps writers tap into that magic, and with gentle wisdom and humor, experience unprecedented breakthroughs in creativity.

My Spirit Is Not Religious

My Spirit Is Not Religious ebook ISBN: 1614483698
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Author: Tina Sacchi
Number of Pages: 298 
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A holistic spiritual practitioner shares tips on how to evolve from traditional religious teachings to a spirituality that reflects your true beliefs. Millions of people today experience guilt, shame, anger, anxiety, depression, or similarly disempowering emotions as a result of their indoctrination into organized religion. More individuals are leaving the faith they were born into and identifying themselves as spiritual rather than religious. My Spirit Is Not Religious: A Guide to Living YOUR Authentic Life, will help you eliminate emotional obstacles while providing guidelines for living a heartfelt spiritual life via lessons delivered from personal experiences—Tina Sacchi’s as well as those of her many clients and students. The intention is not to dismiss all organized religions, but to guide those for whom they no longer work and laying the groundwork for overcoming guilt, shame, loneliness, blame, anxiety, sadness, disappointment, and confusion. Whether you have a background in religion or not, this book will guide you to living YOUR authentic life. “I highly recommend Tina’s book to everyone that breathes and thinks. Tina’s book opened my eyes and my soul to areas I had thought I had clarity around my faith.” —Wise Women Read

Cultivating Reality

Cultivating Reality ebook ISBN: 1621896072
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Ragan Sutterfield
Number of Pages: 130 
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We are, at our base, humus-beings. Our lives are dependent upon the soil and we flourish when we live in this reality. Unfortunately, we have been a part of a centuries-long push to build a new tower of Babel--an attempt to escape our basic dependence on the dirt. This escape has resulted in ecological disaster, unhealthy bodies, and broken communities. In answer to this denial, a habit of mind formed from working close with the soil offers us a way of thinking and seeing that enables us to see the world as it really is. This way of thinking is called agrarianism. In Cultivating Reality, Ragan Sutterfield guides us through the agrarian habit of mind and shows Christians how a theological return to the soil will enliven us again to the joys of creatureliness.

The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn ebook ISBN: 9781101213186
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Number of Pages: 256 
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A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now. Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven. There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look. In The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told.