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Benjamin Franklin - in search of a better world Benjamin Franklin - in search of a better world

Examines the many facets of America's most extraordinary founding father. Politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, and civic improver, Franklin influenced every aspect of American life, from his own time to the present. This book, designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, includes essays by ten prominent scholars that offer an overview of Franklin's life and cover the full range of his interests and achievements, illustr

Jul 29, 2016
Cleopatra Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII, a Greek woman who became Egypt s last pharaoh, was arguably the most famous woman of ancient times. Smart, resourceful, and bold, she sought world domination by allying herself with two of the three strongest Roman men of her day Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Her downfall came at the hands of the third most powerful Roman Octavian, who would later become Augustus, the first Roman emperor.

Jul 29, 2016
For the love of money - a memoir For the love of money - a memoir

"A former hedge-fund trader presents a memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, his obsessive pursuit of money, his disillusionment and the radical new way he has come to define success,"--NoveList.

Jul 22, 2016
Lakota Woman Lakota Woman

Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopeless of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. Mary eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the American Indian Movement's chief medicine man, who re

Jul 29, 2016
The gentle messenger - an authentic psychic's story The gentle messenger - an authentic psychic's story

Professional psychic Rebecca Bartlett details her journey as a psychic from her teen years on with true stories of her experiences in pre-cognition, medical intuition and mediumship. Prophetic dreams were her first indication that she had a special ability. She tells of her desire to help humanity in the face of skeptics, insults and challenges in being recognized by those who could use her ability to save lives. Bartlett concludes with a review of scientific literature verifying the psychic exp

Jul 25, 2016
The girl who escaped ISIS - this is my story The girl who escaped ISIS - this is my story

"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The

Jul 22, 2016
The man who made things out of trees The man who made things out of trees

The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it.

Jul 27, 2016
The Rose temple - a child holocaust survivor's vision of faith, hope and our collective future The Rose temple - a child holocaust survivor's vision of faith, hope and our collective future

The Rose Temple is the dramatic, inspirational account of a woman's transformation from child Holocaust survivor to spiritual messenger. Part memoir; part call to action, it follows the life of Lucia Weitzman from a small town in Poland, where at age five she discovered her Jewish origins after the Second World War--yet remained, under often trying circumstances, with the adoptive Catholic parents who saved her--to a worldwide spiritual quest, begun in midlife long after she'd reconnected with t

Jul 22, 2016