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The Shepherd's Grand-Daughter - Anne Laurel Carter

The Shepherd's Grand-Daughter - Anne Laurel Carter

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The Shepherd's Grand-Daughter - Anne Laurel Carter
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This paperback copy of The Shepherd's Grand-Daughter by Anne Laurel Carter was published in 2010 by Groundwood Publishing. The copy is in very good condition.

From Goodreads:
Amani longs to be a shepherd like her beloved grandfather Sido, who has tended his flock for generations, grazing sheep on their family's homestead near Hebron. Amani loves Sido's many stories, especially one about a secret meadow called the Firdoos. But as outside forces begin to encroach upon this hotly contested land, Amani struggles to find suitable grazing for her family's now-starving herd. While her father and brother take a more militant stance against the intruding forces, Amani and her new American friend Jonathan accidentally stumble upon the Firdoos and begin to realize there is more to life than fighting over these disputed regions. Amani learns a difficult lesson about just what it will take to live in harmony with those who threaten her family's way of life.
The Big Short - Michael Lewis

The Big Short - Michael Lewis

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The Big Short - Michael Lewis
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This paperback copy of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis was published in 2015 by Norton. The book is in good condition, with a few wrinkles in the first few pages. 

From Goodreads:
When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread. Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? In this fitting sequel to Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis answers that question in a narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor. 
"The Diary of a Young Girl" - Anne Frank

"The Diary of a Young Girl" - Anne Frank

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"The Diary of a Young Girl" - Anne Frank
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One of the most harrowing tales documenting the horrifying experiences of the Holocaust, "The Diary of a Young Girl" tells us the story of Anne Frank. The text was discovered in the attic where she spent the last years of her life. 

This hardcover copy was published by Bantam in 1993. It is in good condition, with a few library stickers on the cover of the book. The binding of the first page is coming off towards the middle, but the rest of the book is perfectly intact.
Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas - Cass R. Sunstein

Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas - Cass R. Sunstein

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Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas - Cass R. Sunstein
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This hardcover first edition of Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas by Cass S. Sunstein was published in 2014 by Simon and Schuster. It is in very good condition.

From Goodreads:
"The most controversial essays from the bestselling author once called the most dangerous man in America—collected for the first time.

The nation’s most-cited legal scholar who for decades has been at the forefront of applied behavioral economics, and the bestselling author of Nudge and Simpler, Cass Sunstein is one of the world’s most innovative thinkers in the academy and the world of practical politics. In the years leading up to his confirmation as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Sunstein published hundreds of articles on everything from same-sex marriage to cost-benefit analysis. Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas is a collection of his most famous, insightful, relevant, and inflammatory pieces. Within these pages you will learn: 

• Why perfectly rational people sometimes believe crazy conspiracy theories 
• What wealthy countries should and should not do about climate change 
• Why governments should allow same-sex marriage, and what the “right to marry” is all about 
• Why animals have rights (and what that means) 
• Why we “misfear,” meaning get scared when we should be unconcerned and are unconcerned when we should get scared 
• What kinds of losses make us miserable, and what kinds of losses are absolutely fine 
• How to find the balance between religious freedom and gender equality 
• And much more . . . 

Cass Sunstein is a unique, controversial, and exciting voice in the political world. A man who cuts through the fog of left vs. right arguments and offers logical, evidence-based, and often surprising solutions to today’s most challenging questions."
'The World We Live In' Book Pack

'The World We Live In' Book Pack

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'The World We Live In' Book Pack
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This pack is called 'The World We Live In', and all three of these books focus on tragedies that our world has gone through. This pack features:

Columbine by Dave Cullen, published by Hatchette and Twelve in 2010
Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards and Pyrotechnics by Jack Kelly, published by Basic Books in 2005
Night by Elie Wiesel, published by Hill and Wang in 2006

Although Gunpowder is not directly about a tragedy, the book focuses on the development of weapons and how it shaped our world. We think it fits.

All the books are in good condition, with some minor cover damage and sticker damage. Columbine's cover is slightly ripped, although it is possible to tape this so that it is secure. Gunpowder may contain highlights and annotations.
The Lenin Pack

The Lenin Pack

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The Lenin Pack
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The Lenin Pack features two books by Lenin published by Progress Publishers in Moscow. Those books are:

On the Emancipation of Women
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism

Both these books are in good condition, with some wear and tear affecting the cover and the spine. 
The Spirit of Democracy - Larry Diamond

The Spirit of Democracy - Larry Diamond

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The Spirit of Democracy - Larry Diamond
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The Spirit of Democracy by Larry Diamond was published by Holt Press in 2008, and is in good condition.

From Goodreads:
One of America's preeminent experts on democracy charts the future prospects for freedom around the world in the aftermath of Iraq and deepening authoritarianism
Over three decades, the world was transformed. In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote democracy have stumbled, and many democratic governments are faltering.
In this bold and sweeping vision for advancing freedom around the world, social scientist Larry Diamond examines how and why democracy progresses. He demonstrates that the desire for democracy runs deep, even in very poor countries, and that seemingly entrenched regimes like Iran and China could become democracies within a generation. He also dissects the causes of the "democratic recession" in critical states, including the crime-infested oligarchy in Russia and the strong-armed populism of Venezuela.
Diamond cautions that arrogance and inconsistency have undermined America's aspirations to promote democracy. To spur a renewed democratic boom, he urges vigorous support of good governance--the rule of law, security, protection of individual rights, and shared economic prosperity--and free civic organizations. Only then will the spirit of democracy be secured.
The Content of Our Character - Shelby Steele

The Content of Our Character - Shelby Steele

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The Content of Our Character - Shelby Steele
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The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America by Shelby Steele was published in 1991 by HarperPerennial. The cover has some minor sticker damage.

From Goodreads:
"In this controversial essay collection, award-winning writer Shelby Stelle illuminates the origins of the current conflict in race relations--the increase in anger, mistrust, and even violence between black and whites. With candor and persuasive argument, he shows us how both black and white Americans have become trapped into seeing color before character, and how social policies designed to lessen racial inequities have instead increased them. The Content of Our Character is neither "liberal" nor "conservative," but an honest, courageous look at America's most enduring and wrenching social dilemma."
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friend

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friend

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friend
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This paperback copy of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship was published by HCI Teens in 2002. The book is slightly beat up and worn out, but otherwise in great condition.

From Goodreads:
"The stories in this latest serving of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul explore the topics nearest and dearest to your heart: love and friendship. They show how teens just like you feel about their closest releationships, breakups, friends, family, falling in love, tough times and growing up. Teens describe the happiest moments of their lives and the darkest days they struggle to put in these stories and will learn valuable lessons about the true meaning of love and friendship."
The Age of Ideology - Henry D. Aiken

The Age of Ideology - Henry D. Aiken

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The Age of Ideology - Henry D. Aiken
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This used paperback copy of The Age of Ideology by Henry D. Aiken was published in 1984 by the Houghton Mifflin Company. The book is slightly beat up, with some spine wearing and some minor damage to the page ends.

From Goodreads:
"THE ATTACK ON REASON

In this stimulating volume, a noted scholar presents the philosophy of the 19th century, the most explosive and revolutionary period in the evolution of formal thinking since the collision of rationalism and traditional Christianity. Pointing out that the philosophers of the 19th century agreed in their systematic breakdown of the traditional philosophical methods and views of the traditional subjects of philosophy, Henry D. Aiken demonstrates the trends that lead up to philosophical dilemmas of our own day through a selection of the writings of such diverse thinkers as Kant, Schopenhauer, Comte, Spencer, Marx, and Kierkegaard."
The Story of Alton - C.W. Hawkins

The Story of Alton - C.W. Hawkins

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The Story of Alton - C.W. Hawkins
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This used hardcover copy of The Story of Alton in Hampshire by C.W. Hawkins was published in 1973 by Alton Urban District Council. The corners are slightly beat up and some of the pages have yellowed over time.

There is no synopsis on the internet. It is simply the story of Alton in Hampshire.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger-Mother - Amy Chua

Battle Hymn of the Tiger-Mother - Amy Chua

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger-Mother - Amy Chua
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This used copy of Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger-Mother was published by Penguin books in 2011. This paperback copy has some very minor wear and tear, but is in great condition.

From Goodreads:
"At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mother’s journey in strict parenting. Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children’s individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best for the future. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua’s iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way--and the remarkable, sometimes heartbreaking results her choice inspires. Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is one of the most talked-about books of our times."
As Prime Minister I Would...

As Prime Minister I Would...

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As Prime Minister I Would...
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"As Prime Minister, I Would..." features essays from students across Canada, discussing their aspirations and the changes they would make if they were in office. This is the third volume. This paperback is in very good condition, and was published by MacMillan Canada in 1997.