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121 Morrison, Madison EVERY SECOND
THE WORKING WEEK PRESS 2004 1st Edition Paperback Very Good+ 

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THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE . . . ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME, Mortenson, Greg
122 Mortenson, Greg THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE . . . ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME
Penguin Books 2007 0143038252 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school, a project that grew into the Central Asia Institute, which has since constructed more than 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Coauthor Relin recounts Mortenson's efforts in fascinating detail, presenting compelling portraits of the village elders, con artists, philanthropists, mujahideen, Taliban officials, ambitious school girls and upright Muslims Mortenson met along the way. As the book moves into the post-9/11 world, Mortenson and Relin argue that the United States must fight Islamic extremism in the region through collaborative efforts to alleviate poverty and improve access to education, especially for girls. Captivating and suspenseful, with engrossing accounts of both hostilities and unlikely friendships, this book will win many readers' hearts. 
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123 Mortenson, Greg THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE . . . ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME
Penguin Books 2007 0143038257 / 9780143038252 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school, a project that grew into the Central Asia Institute, which has since constructed more than 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Coauthor Relin recounts Mortenson's efforts in fascinating detail, presenting compelling portraits of the village elders, con artists, philanthropists, mujahideen, Taliban officials, ambitious school girls and upright Muslims Mortenson met along the way. As the book moves into the post-9/11 world, Mortenson and Relin argue that the United States must fight Islamic extremism in the region through collaborative efforts to alleviate poverty and improve access to education, especially for girls. Captivating and suspenseful, with engrossing accounts of both hostilities and unlikely friendships, this book will win many readers' hearts. 
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THE POETICS OF SPICE: ROMANTIC CONSUMERISM AND THE EXOTIC, Morton, Timothy
124 Morton, Timothy THE POETICS OF SPICE: ROMANTIC CONSUMERISM AND THE EXOTIC
Cambridge University Press 2006 0521026660 / 9780521026666 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Timothy Morton explores the significance of spice, and the spice trade, in Romantic literature, shedding new light on the impact of a growing consumer culture and capitalist ideology on writers of the period. The Poetics of Spice includes discussion of a wide range of related topics--exoticism, orientalism, colonialism, the slave trade, race and gender issues, and, above all, capitalism. The book surveys literary, political, medical, travel, trade and philosophical texts, and includes new readings of Milton, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith and Southey among many others. 
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125 Mosley, Walter WHAT NEXT: A MEMOIR TOWARD WORLD PEACE
Black Classic Press 2003 1574780204 / 9781574780208 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A highly collectible first edition/printing, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-library or a book of the month club edition. Mosley, noted for his Easy Rawling mysteries set in black Los Angeles from the 1940s to the 1960s, draws from the roots of his folk experience to challenge black Americans to do their part for world peace. He notes the lack of black engagement or dialogue since 9/11 and asserts that such is a loss for all Americans, if not the world. Mosley draws on the folk wisdom and struggle of his father and grandfather's generations, who came to know a sense of Americanness and freedom denied to previous generations. Mosely argues that it is, in fact, the profound awareness of this nation's flaws that sustains an African American consciousness and provides a more complete perspective that is missing in the American narrative. The black experience of the terror of lynching, Jim Crow, and slavery are experiences to which most of white America is blind. Yet African Americans have lived with a sense of hope and faith in American ideals. Mosley believes that African Americans' sharing this experience benefits the nation and the prospects for world peace. 
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DEAD AID: DESTROYING THE BIGGEST GLOBAL MYTH OF OUR TIME, Moyo, Dambisa
126 Moyo, Dambisa DEAD AID: DESTROYING THE BIGGEST GLOBAL MYTH OF OUR TIME
Allen Lane 2008 1846140064 / 9781846140068 Paperback Good 
There is no doubt: we want to help. The well-documented horrors of extreme poverty around the world have create d a moral imperative that people have responded to in their millions. Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, chi ldren are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is the pr oblem somehow insoluble, an inevitable outcome of historical circumstance? In this provocative and compelling book, Dambisa Moyo argues that the most important challenge we face today is to destroy the myth that Aid actually works. In the modern globalized economy, simply handing out more money, how ever well intentioned, will not help the poorest nations achieve sustainabl e long-term growth. Dead Aid analyses the history of economic development o ver the last fifty years and shows how Aid crowds out financial and social capital and feeds corruption; the countries that have 'caught up' did so de spite rather than because of Aid. There is, however, an alternative. Extreme poverty is not inevitable. Dambi sa Moyo shows how, with improved access to capital and markets and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can prosper. If we really do want to help, we have to do more than just appease our consciences, hoping for the best, expecting the worst. We need first to understand the problem. 
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127 Mullins, Dave LADIES OF THE KASBAH
Time Warner Books UK 1995 0316911526 / 9780316911528 1st Edition Hardcover Very GoodVery Good 
The story of The Kasbah, a Dublin brothel, and the women who worked there. The Kasbah was frequented by senior businessmen and churchmen and catered f or its clients' more unusual demands, before being closed in 1991, after po lice surveillance. 
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SIXTY MILLION FRENCHMEN CAN'T BE WRONG: WHAT MAKES THE FRENCH SO FRENCH, Nadeau, Jean-Benoit
128 Nadeau, Jean-Benoit SIXTY MILLION FRENCHMEN CAN'T BE WRONG: WHAT MAKES THE FRENCH SO FRENCH
Robson Books Ltd 2004 1861057156 / 9781861057150 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. The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventive; traditional (even archaic) yet modern; lacking clout on the international stage yet still hugely influential. But with the observations, anecdotes and analysis of the authors, who spent nearly three years living in France, it begins to makes sense. 'Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong' is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. This book reveals French ideas about land, food, privacy and language and weaves together the threads of French society, uncovering the essence of life in France and giving, for the first time, a complete picture of the French. 
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129 NASH, KNOWLTON VISIONS OF CANADA
McClelland & Stewart 1991 0771067089 / 9780771067082 Paperback Near Fine 
In his early years as a journalist Knowlton Nash worked with the Globe and Mail, United Press, and, as a freelancer, the Financial Post, Maclean's, th e Vancouver Sun, and the Windsor Star, among other Canadian news outlets. H e covered stories around the world, including the Cuban missile crisis, the student riots in Paris in 1968, and the Vietnam War, and interviewed vario us Canadian prime ministers and American presidents. In 1969 Nash was made director of information programming at the CBC, and in the mid-1970s, he be came its director of television news and current affairs, a position he hel d until becoming anchor and senior correspondent for "The National" in 1978 . In 1988, he stepped down as anchor, although he remained as senior corres pondent until 1992, when he retired from daily television news broadcasting . Today, he is host of the CBC documentary series "Witness" and the archiva l program "Sense of History," as well as anchor of "News in Review," an edu cational series produced for schools and libraries. 
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130 Newdick, Jane FIVE-MINUTE SCARF ARRANGER, THE
Crown 1989 0517573415 / 9780517573419 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Step-by-step instructions for creating more than 30 fabulous scarf arrangem ents. 
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DECONSTRUCTION, Norris, Christopher
131 Norris, Christopher DECONSTRUCTION
Methuen young books 1982 0416320708 / 9780416320701 Paperback Very Good+ 
In this third, revised edition, Norris builds upon his 1991 afterword with an entirely new postscript, reflecting upon recent critical debate. The pos tscript includes an extensive list of recommended reading, complementing wh at was already one of the most useful bibliographies available. 
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THE DARWIN AWARDS, Northcutt, Wendy
132 Northcutt, Wendy THE DARWIN AWARDS
Orion 2000 0752838717 / 9780752838717 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Using Darwin's "survival of the fittest" concept to trumpet triumphs of human ineptitude, this collection of absurd news vignettes recounts colossal errors in judgment that led to death--a process the editor defends for its effectiveness in removing morons from the gene pool. 
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THE DARWIN AWARDS II, Northcutt, Wendy
133 Northcutt, Wendy THE DARWIN AWARDS II
Orion Publishing Co 2002 0752848259 / 9780752848259 Paperback Fine 
The Darwin Awards - legendary true tales from www.DarwinAwards.com - commem orate the remains of people who have improved our gene pool by killing them selves in spectacularly stupid ways. One of the most popular manifestations of modern-day pessimism, the Awards are known and loved by practically eve ryone with access to email. This sequel to the bestselling Darwin Awards bo ok brings together more true stories on the universal themes of death and s tupidity, including: * Femme Fatalities * Engines of Destruction * Male-Fun ctions The Darwin Awards: true stories that will make you glad to be alive! 
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IRISH MALE: HIS GREATEST HITS, O'Connor, Joseph
134 O'Connor, Joseph IRISH MALE: HIS GREATEST HITS
New Island Books 2009 1848400373 / 9781848400375 Paperback Near Fine 

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135 Pallenberg, Corrado VATICAN FINANCES (PELICAN S.)
Penguin Books Ltd 1973 0140214763 / 9780140214765 Paperback Good 
Church of the Poor's huge capitalistic enterprises with GM, IBM, General El ectric, Bethlehem Steel, Rothschilds. 
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136 Palmos, Frank RIDDING THE DEVILS
Arrow Bks. 1991 0099877902 / 9780099877905 Paperback Very Good 
A moving story of the post-Vietnam war era. Written by a man who survived t he ambush in which his four colleagues were killed. 
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PORNIFIED: HOW PORNOGRAPHY IS DAMAGING OUR LIVES, OUR RELATIONSHIPS, AND OU R FAMILIES, Paul, Pamela
137 Paul, Pamela PORNIFIED: HOW PORNOGRAPHY IS DAMAGING OUR LIVES, OUR RELATIONSHIPS, AND OU R FAMILIES
St. Martin's Griffin 2006 0805081321 / 9780805081329 Paperback Very Good 
Porn in America is everywhere not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popul ar video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the be stseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessib le, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable―and a big p art of the personal lives of many men and women. In this controversial and critically acclaimed book, Pamela Paul argues tha t as porn becomes more pervasive, it is destroying our marriages and famili es as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. Based o n more than one hundred interviews and a nationally representative poll, Po rnified exposes how porn has infiltrated our lives, from the wife agonizing over the late-night hours her husband spends on porn Web sites to the pare nts stunned to learn their twelve-year-old son has seen a hardcore porn fil m. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation into the costs and consequences of pornography for our families and our culture. 
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138 Paxman, Jeremy THE ENGLISH: A PORTRAIT OF A PEOPLE
M. Joseph 1998 0718142632 / 9780718142636 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A highly collectible tight clean copy inscribed by the author, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. A book on what constitutes Englishness, and what are considered the essential characteristics and values. Using literary sources and interviews, Jeremy Paxman attempts to define how "Englishness" has changed over this century, and what it is now both in our own and outsider's views. 
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BODY LANGUAGE: HOW TO READ OTHERS' THOUGHTS BY THEIR GESTURES, Pease, Allan
139 Pease, Allan BODY LANGUAGE: HOW TO READ OTHERS' THOUGHTS BY THEIR GESTURES
Camel Publishing Company 1984 095936580X / 9780959365801 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. 
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140 Pease, Allan WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS: HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT AND WHA T TO DO ABOUT IT
Pease International 1998 0646349074 / 9780646349077 Paperback Very Good 
Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps the sometimes shocking, alwa ys illuminating, frequently hilarious look at where the battle line is draw n between the sexes, why it was drawn and how to cross it. Revealed: Why me n really can't do more than one thing at a time Why women make such a mess of parallel parking Why men should never lie to women Why women talk so muc h and men so little Why men love erotic images and women aren't impressed W hy women prefer to simply talk it through Why men offer solutions, but hate advice Why women despair about men's silences Why men want sex, and women need love WHAT MEN AND WOMEN REALLY WANT This is a must-read for all men an d women who love each other, hate each other, or simply co-exist. You will learn as much about yourself and how to improve your relationships, as you will about the opposite sex. 
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