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Like a Mighty Stream: the March on Washington August 28, 1963

By: Bass, Patrik Henry

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Running Pr Book Pub: 2003

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002243

NEW - "Bass never lets us forget why this special march meant so much then and now This is an exceptional heartfelt tribute that should be featured in every local library and discussed openly in every family's living room. " - Robert Fleming, Black Issues Book Review. This book tells the inspiring stories behind the landmark August 1963 march for economic and social equality. Over 250, 000 Americans of every race and creed participated, making the march the large... View more info

The Social History of the War-Boom Community

By: Havighurst, Robert J. ; Morgan, H. Gerthon

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green And Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003061

This book is an account of what happened to the people and the institutions of a small American town as it went through an industrial boom during World War II. Seneca, Illinois, had a population of 1, 235 in 1942; and a population of 6, 600 two years later. The boom was due to the location of a shipyard on the bank of the Illinois River. The purpose of this survey was to study the adaptation of social instutions to rapid social change; study the people to new conditions ... View more info

New Tribalisms: the Resurgence of Race and Ethnicity

By: Hughey, Michael W. (edited by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., New York Univ Pr: 1998

Seller ID: 002872

For most of the 20th century, social thinkers devoted their attention mainly to the issues of economic class. They generally dismissed the more primordial bonds of racial, ethnic, and national anachronisms that either communism or the liberal frameworks of democracy would dissolve. Today, communism is nearly dead and liberalism is on the wane. At the same time, older ethno-racial tribalisms, along with some newly invented ones, have shattered our illusions of a rationall... View more info

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Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan

By: Khouri, Norma

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004070

The author wrote this book as a gift to the memory of her closest friend, who was a young, beautiful Arabian in love with a man from the Royal Army. He was Catholic, and such a relationship is forbidden. It is a powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy. Khouri is attempting to bring to the world's attention the continuing practice of honor killing in Jordan - an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonored their familie... View more info

Twins and the Double

By: Lash, John

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 1993

Seller ID: 002749

Twins confront us with a mystery at once elusive and unavoidable. Twins arouse our sense of awe, as they have in many societies around the world. Jacob and Esau, Horus and Set, Jekyll and Hyde - all these and many more are recurrent pairs who lure us into the world found through the looking glass. John Lash brings together genetics, psychology, mythology and art to elucidate their fascinating lore and reveal the enigma of the dyadic principle common to modern and archaic... View more info

The Defenses of Freedom: the Public Papers of Arthur J. Goldberg

By: Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (edited by)

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1966

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 000294

Arthur Goldberg writes for the necessity of peace in freedom. There are countries that do not have permanent conditions of peace. He feels that world peace will only come when peace exists in free institutions, freedom under law. He also writes of human needs and social justice, the obligation of the wealthy to see that humane and decent treatment of less affluent persons is maintained. His last subject is freedom itself. Being able to choose, able to make informed and r... View more info

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Local Heroes Changing America

By: Rankin, Tom

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated: 2000

Seller ID: 003937

NEW - CD included. This book is part of a national documentary project Indivisible - an exploration of community action and life in America by some of the country's most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Oversized volume, may need additional postage. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall View more info

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In the Little World (A True Story of Dwarfs, Love and Trouble)

By: Richardson, John H.

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Perennial: 2002

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 003973

In 1997, almost by accident, John Richardson found himself sharing a hotel with more than a thousand dwarfs. Over a single week, he began relationships with some of the people at a convention which evolved into a two-year and beyond odyssey into the little world. He introduces us to several individuals and couples, some dating, one who becomes a friend, and their confrontational relationship. These stories and musing range from classic theories of beauty to the history o... View more info

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False Alarm: the Truth about the Epidemic of Fear

By: Siegel Md, Marc

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 2005

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 002787

Mark Siegel is an articulate voice of reason in a world beset by hype and hysteria. We would be well advised to listen to listen closely to what he has to say. "-Jerome Groopman, M. D. , staff writer, The New Yorker. Life today for citizens of the developed world is far safer, easier, and healthier than for any other people in history. Modern medicine has all but wiped out many diseases that once were common killers. Modern intelligence gathering can pinpoint threats... View more info