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Making Friends With Black People, Adams, Nick
1 Adams, Nick Making Friends With Black People
Kensington 2006 075821295X / 9780758212955 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. White people of America, we know you've got it rough. Sure, black men and women have been through four hundred years of slavery, oppression, murder, and watching white college students try to dance. But n ow that it's hip to have black friends, white people aren't sure how to go about it. And that is a real American tragedy. Thank God Nick Adams is here to help you avoid potential racial pitfalls and successfully make the tran sition from white to "aiight." Now, you'll know not to start a conversation with, "So, that new Jay-Z album is pretty great, right?" Or tell a co-work er he looks just like (fill in blank with name of dark-skinned person who w orks in the other building.) You'll know that a lot of black people you mee t at parties or work functions don't care who played Thelma's husband on "G ood Times", don't want to discuss the Malcolm X biography you just read and definitely don't want to listen to country music. Ever. Yes, it's a good t hing Nick is here to explain. Because if we're going to live together in pe ace and harmony, you people are going to need help. Black People, Briefly Explained. A Q&A with Nick Adams Q: Nick, what is the correct term to use when addressing my new friends: Bl ack or African-American? A: Personally, I always liked Afro-American. I liked being named after a 19 70's hairdo. But then I wondered why we didn't become the Jheri-curled Amer icans or High Top Fade Americans. Q: Nick, if black people can use the "N" word as a term of endearment, can I, 
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2 Al-Tunji, Dr Abdul Salam In the Light of Thought of Muammar Al Qathafi: Studies in Freedom, Democrac y, and Exploitation
World Center for the Studies 1988 Paperback Near Fine 

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Tracking Down Your Ancestors: Discover the story behind your ancestors and bring your family history to life, Alder, Dr. Harry
3 Alder, Dr. Harry Tracking Down Your Ancestors: Discover the story behind your ancestors and bring your family history to life
How to Books 2002 1857038282 / 9781857038286 Paperback Good 
Dr Harry Alder, a prolific writer and long time researcher, shares invaluab le lessons and the gems of discovery you can expect as you track down your ancestors. Here he passes on his passion for the subject, his first-hand ex perience, lots of practical tips and key web sites to support your research . His many other books include Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time, How To Live Longer, Remembering Names and Faces, Say it with Pictures. He is ba sed in Wallasey, Wirral. 
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Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile, Anderson, Geraint
4 Anderson, Geraint Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile
Headline Book Publishing 2005 0755346181 / 9780755346189 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
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The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do Abou t It, Angell, Marcia
5 Angell, Marcia The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do Abou t It
Random House Trade Paperback 2005 0375760946 / 9780375760945 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia A ngell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketin g machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs. She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to meet spiraling prescript ion drug prices. Now, in this bold, hard-hitting new book, Dr. Angell expos es the shocking truth of what the pharmaceutical industry has become-and ar gues for essential, long-overdue change. Currently Americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescripti on drugs. As Dr. Angell powerfully demonstrates, claims that high drug pric es are necessary to fund research and development are unfounded: The truth is that drug companies funnel the bulk of their resources into the marketin g of products of dubious benefit. Meanwhile, as profits soar, the companies brazenly use their wealth and power to push their agenda through Congress, the FDA, and academic medical centers. Zeroing in on hugely successful drugs like AZT (the first drug to treat HIV/AIDS), Taxol (the best-selling cancer drug in history), and the blockbuster allergy drug Claritin, Dr. Angell demonstrates exactly how new product 
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6 Anttonen, Veikko Current Approaches in the Cognitive Science of Religion
Bloomsbury Academic 2002 082645710X / 9780826457103 Paperback Very Good 
A read copy but no markings throughout, unblemished spine, NOT an ex-librar y edition: The cognitive science of religion is a new field that has emerged within Religious Studies in the past two decades. In this volume, the world's leading experts present an up-to-date introduction to problems, theories and recent findings in this branch of inquiry. The issues discussed focus on the cognitive sources of recurrent phenomena that can be subsumed in the category of 'religion' in cultures the world over. For instance, the contributors posit questions as to why religious concepts emerge in the first place and what is the role that memory plays in the cultural transmission of beliefs and practices pertaining to religion. In explaining these and many other issues, the authors draw on the study of primate cognition, linguistics, anthropology as well as developmental, cognitive and evolutionary psychology.The cognitive science of religion represents a dramatic change (a "cognitive turn") in the inherited ways of understanding religious phenomena. It will significantly alter the current views of religion within the fields of Religious Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Instead of questions centering on the existence of gods, spirits or ghosts, or the cultural diversity of myths, beliefs and rituals, this field of study focuses on the role that the human mind and its evolved cognitive machinery play in the construction of supernatural repertoires.The book is of interest to scholars in religious studies and comparative religion as well as in anthropology, psychology and cognitive science. 
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International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders, Axelrod, Alan
7 Axelrod, Alan International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders
Checkmark Books 1998 0816038716 / 9780816038718 Paperback Very Good 
A tight clean softcover,no markings throughout, Not an ex-lib edition: Secret societies and fraternal orders have many different raisons d'tre, bu t they all have one thing in common: they divide the world into "us" and "t hem." Whether their motives are vindictive or purely innocent, these organi zations often provide those who join with a sense of purpose in their lives . Featuring over 800 entries, this complete A-to-Z guide profiles all types o f private organizations-social, benevolent, ethnic, trade, religious, crimi nal, and political-and the important rites, concepts, and key individuals w ithin these groups. For many currently active groups and organizations, this reference provides information on membership, activities, and location. 
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Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in His tory (Paperback), Baglio, Matt
8 Baglio, Matt Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in His tory (Paperback)
Penguin Books Ltd 2014 0241964598 / 9780241964590 Paperback Very Good 

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The woman who changed her brain : and other inspiring stories of pioneering brain transformation, Barbara
9 Barbara The woman who changed her brain : and other inspiring stories of pioneering brain transformation
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 2012 0732292395 / 9780732292393 Paperback Very Good 

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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Beck, Glenn
10 Beck, Glenn Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
Threshold Editions 2009 1416595015 / 9781416595014 Hardcover Very Good 
(No Dustjacket) #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio and tv host Glenn Beck's ult imate handbook for tackling and winning life's most important arguments. FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE. It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes. Just go away! you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your onl y hope is...this book. Glenn Beck, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers An Inconvenient Boo k and Glenn Beck's Common Sense, has stumbled upon the secret formula to wi nning arguments against people with big mouths but small minds: knowing the facts. And this book is full of them. The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun viol ence, you'll tell them all about England's handgun ban (see page 53). When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health-care system, you'll recou nt the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time an idiot te lls you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'l l stop saying "no, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminat ing all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce ." (See page 139.) Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, th 
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11 Belfort, Jordan The Wolf of Wall Street: How Money Destroyed a Wall Street Superman
HODDER PAPERBACK 2008 0340953756 / 9780340953754 Paperback Very Good 
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the bing e that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and th e fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and di d his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-f ated genius they called... In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment fir m Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finan ce: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ri de out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Isla nd. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort n arrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent. Reputedly the prototype for the film Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont turned m icrocap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort's hyped-up, cok ed-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to ear n obscene profits-for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe desig ner named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own. From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere-even as the SEC and FBI zeroed 
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Penguin 2006 0141012943 / 9780141012940 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. When Richard Benson was growing up he felt like 'the village idiot with O'levels' - glowing school reports aren't much help when you're trying to help a sow give birth, or drive a power harrow in a straight line without getting half the hedgerow stuck in the tines. He left Yorkshire to work as a journalist in London, but returned when his dad called with the news that they were going to have to sell the family farm, and, in so doing, leave the home and livelihood that the Bensons had worked for generations. This is not only a moving personal account, but also one that reflects a profound change in rural life. 
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13 Bodansky, Yossef Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America
Prima Lifestyles 2001 0761535810 / 9780761535812 Paperback Very Good 
Who is Osama bin Laden-the only terrorist leader ever to have declared a ho ly war against America? What drives him and those he leads to hate a West t hat helped enrich and arm them? Bin Laden's name has been linked to a numbe r of incidents that have cost Americans their lives, including the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and the destruction of the American embassies in Ke nya and Tanzania in 1998. Now, he is linked to the recent catastrophic assa ults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Here is a comprehensive account of the rise of bin Laden. In meticulous det ail, world-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the events in bin Laden's life that turned the once-promising engineering student into a cold-blooded leader of radical Islam. In the process, Bodansky reveals a c hilling story that is as current as today's headlines but as ancient as the Crusades-a story that transcends bin Laden and any other single man. This book is a sobering wake-up call. "This fascinating account of Osama bin Laden's war against America illustra tes the murky world of Islamic extremism and state sponsored terrorism." -Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Leavey Professor, Department of Government, Georgeto wn University "Americans need to know about Osama bin Laden, and the best place to find o ut is in this trenchant study of the man. A brilliant work." -Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard 
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A Marriage Made in Heaven: Or Too Tired for an Affair, Bombeck, Erma
14 Bombeck, Erma A Marriage Made in Heaven: Or Too Tired for an Affair
HarperTorch 1994 0061092029 / 9780061092022 Paperback Good 
In this lovingly hilarious look at her 44-years-and-counting marriage to a man she wouldn't trade for anything in the world -- who would finish her se ntences? -- Erma Bombeck offers observations as only she can, on: The true test of compatibility: buying a house that "needs work" Surviving parenthood, and the nest that won't stay empty How times of struggle are a piece of cake compared to handling success Elevating guilt to a sacrament What to do with a man who saves instruction manuals; thinks a fishing licen se makes a great anniversary gift; and, thanks to the remote control, has n ever seen a television commercial Frazzled mothers wondering who they have to sleep with to get fired from th e job Facing maternity, mortality, and metamorphosis together This entertaining portrait of an American marriage is Erma Bombeck at her most intimate, and her funniest. 
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15 Bondeson, Jan The Great Pretenders: The True Stories behind Famous Historical Mysteries
W. W. Norton & Company 2004 0393019691 / 9780393019698 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A highly collectible first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wra pper. In nineteenth-century Russia, many people believed that a certain Siberian hermit was really the late Tsar Alexander I. After the French Revolution, several men gained followings by claiming to be the surviving son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Bondeson, a British rheumatologist with an engaging sideline in the more sensational byways of history, sifts evidence with a keen understanding of the difficulty of establishing truth: "Kings and queens are mere mortals, but it is difficult to kill off a good story." DNA testing has felled a few hypotheses, but mysteries persist, in part, Bondeson believes, because they are bound up with larger questions of national identity. He also writes about the not-so-great pretenders: the long-lost relatives who show up just in time to contest the family fortune. These trials provided high drama in Victorian England, reaching a peak of silliness when one witness testified that Charles Dickens, between books, acted as a pimp for the eccentric Duke of Portland. 
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Nine Lives: Making the Impossible Possible, Braaksma, Peter
16 Braaksma, Peter Nine Lives: Making the Impossible Possible
World Changing 2009 1906523266 / 9781906523268 Paperback Very Good 
The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring." Malalai Joya, the young member of the Afghan parliament, refuses to let injustice go unchallenged. Her words reflect the irrepressible attitudes and actions of all the women and men who tell their stories here. As with all the titles in New Internationalist's World Changing imprint, Ni ne Lives sees opportunity in the midst of adversity and presents the life s tories of people who have been confronted with seemingly insurmountable obs tacles, opposition, and oppression. Whether it is human rights activist Harry Wu, who spent nineteen years in C hinese labor camps, or Nobel Laureate and President of Costa Rica Oscar Ari as Sánchez, each of the nine voices in this collection has confronted an ur gent and inescapable need to dig deep, either to rescue themselves or to fo rge a fresh way forward for others. To understand the key stories behind the headlines, Peter Braaksma believes that it is essential to feel the personal, intimate experience of people w orking on the frontline of human rights and humanitarian issues; that the s tories, uninterrupted and unpolished, must speak for themselves. Reading like nine mini-novels, the nine remarkable stories belong to Bassam Aramin (Palestinian National Authority), Monireh Baradaran (Iran), Youk Ch hang (Cambodia), Sompop Jantraka (Thailand), Malalai Joya (Afghanistan), Ch aeli Mycroft (South Africa), Oscar Arias Sánchez (Costa Rica), and Harry Wu (China). Peter Braaksma has worked 
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17 Briggs, John Fire In the Crucible
Tarcher 1990 0874775477 / 9780874775471 Softcover Very Good+ 
John Briggs invites the reader of this book to partake in a journey through the creative process in a uniquely affable manner. He clearly illustrates his vision by kindling a fire of scholarly discovery within the reader thro ugh the collaboration of many historical archetypes of genius including Vir ginia Woolf, Einstein, Mozart and Picasso. 
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England, My England: The Trouble with the National Football Team, Brimson, Dougie
18 Brimson, Dougie England, My England: The Trouble with the National Football Team
Headline Book Publishing 1996 0747255083 / 9780747255086 Paperback Very Good 
Football violence, known everywhere as "the English disease," is as widespr ead as it has ever been, argue the authors of this book. They give insight into trips abroad and explore issues and myths surrounding football violenc e, and discuss the most feared group of supporters in the world-the England fans. 
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What Should I Do with My Life?, Bronson, Po
19 Bronson, Po What Should I Do with My Life?
Vintage 2004 0099437996 / 9780099437994 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: In this elevated career guide, Bronson (Bombardiers; The Nudist on the Late Shift) poses the titular question to an eclectic mix of "real people in the real world," compiling their experiences and insights about callings, self-acceptance, moral guilt, greed and ambition, and emotional rejuvenation. Bronson crisscrosses the country seeking out remarkable examples of successful and not-so-successful people confronting tough issues, such as differentiating between a curiosity and a passion and deciding whether or not to make money first in order to fund one's dream. Bronson frames the edited responses with witty, down-to-earth commentaries, such as those of John, an engineer whose dream of building an electric car crumbled under his personal weaknesses; and Ashley, a do-gooder burdened by the unlikely combination of self-hatred and a love for humanity. Bronson wants to understand what makes these people-among them a timid college career counselor trapped in his job, a farmer bullish on risk-taking, a financial expert grabbing an opportunity to rebuild her brokerage firm devastated by the World Trade Center tragedy and a scientist who rethinks his lifelong work and becomes a lawyer-tick. He occasionally digresses, musing on his own life too much, and frequently hammers points home longer than necessary, but neither of these drawbacks undercuts the book's potency. The "ultimate question" is a topic always in season, worthy of Bronson's skillful probing and careful anecdote selection. Brimming with stories of sacrifice, courage, commitment and, sometimes, failure, the book will su 
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Sex Slaves, Brown, Louise
20 Brown, Louise Sex Slaves
Virago 2001 1860499031 / 9781860499036 Paperback Good 
The Asian sex trade is often assumed to cater predominantly to foreigners. SEX SLAVES turns that belief on its head to show that while western sex tou rists have played a vital part in the growth of the industry, the primary c ustomers of Asia's indentured sex workers and of its child prostitutes are overwhelmingly Asian men. Here are the voices of some of the world's most silent and abused women - women who have been forced into prostitution by the men they trust. This is their story: about the journey from home to captivity; the horrors of 'seasoning' for prostitution; and the hidden life within the brothel. 
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