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1 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
2 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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3 Als, Hilton WHITE GIRLS
Penguin 2018 0141987294 / 9780141987293 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. 'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jer emiah Sullivan 'Als has a serious claim to be regarded as the next James Baldwin' Observer 'I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black me n; rather, we're a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: wi th something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love' White Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Bro oklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philos ophy, porn, Louise Brooks and Michael Jackson. Freewheeling and dazzling, t ender and true, it is one of the most highly acclaimed essay collections in years. 'A voice that's new, that comes as if from a different room. I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead 'Effortless, honest and fearless' Rich Benjamin, The New York Times 'Als is one of the most consistently unpredictable and surprising essayists out there, an author who confounds our expectations virtually every time h e writes' David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times 'A comprehensive and utterly lovely collection of one of the best writers around' Eugenia Williamson, Boston Globe. 
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4 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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5 Atwood, Margaret PAYBACK: DEBT AND THE SHADOW SIDE OF WEALTH
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2009 0747598711 / 9780747598718 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. Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt. She doesn't talk about high finance or managing money; instead, she goes far deeper to explore debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure of human societies. By looking at how debt has informed our thinking from preliterate times to the present day, from the stories we tell of revenge and sin to the way we order social relationships, Atwood argues that the idea of what we owe may well be built into the human imagination as one of its most dynamic metaphors. Her final lecture addresses the notion of a debt to nature and the need to find new ways of interacting with the natural world before it is too late. 
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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: HOW MONEY DESTROYED A WALL STREET SUPERMAN, Belfort, Jordan
6 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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7 Bhagat, Chetan WHAT YOUNG INDIA WANTS
Rupa Publications 2014 812913554X / 9788129135544 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. What Young India Wants is the first and only work of nonfiction by the Chetan Bhagat. It is based on his vast experience as a successful writer and motivational speaker. He analyzes the complex issues and problems faced by India in the 21st century. Chetan Bhagat asks thoughtprovoking questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a prosperous India. Presented in simple prose and with great insight, What Young Indian Wants will be an engaging and riveting read for people of all ages. 
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BIN LADEN: THE MAN WHO DECLARED WAR ON AMERICA, Bodansky, Yossef
8 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
9 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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10 Bowe, John GIG: AMERICANS TALK ABOUT THEIR JOBS
Crown/Archetype 2001 0609807072 / 9780609807071 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. "An engaging, humorous, revealing, and refreshingly human look at the bizar re, life-threatening, and delightfully humdrum exploits of everyone from sp orts heroes to sex workers." - Douglas Rushkoff, author of Coercion, Ecstasy Club, and Media Virus This wide-ranging survey of the American economy at the turn of the millenn ium is stunning, surprising, and always entertaining. It gives us an unflin ching view of the fabric of this country from the point of view of the peop le who keep it all moving. The more than 120 roughly textured monologues th at make up Gig beautifully capture the voices of our fast-paced and diverse economy. The selections demonstrate how much our world has changed-and sta yed the same-in the three decades prior to the turn of the millennium. If y ou think things have speeded up, become more complicated and more technolog ical, you're right. But people's attitudes about their jobs, their hopes and goals and disappoi ntments, endure. Gig's soul isn't sociological-it's emotional. The wholehea rted diligence that people bring to their work is deeply, inexplicably movi ng. People speak in these pages of the constant and complex stresses nearly all of them confront on the job, but, nearly universally, they throw thems elves without reservation into coping with them. Instead of resisting work, we seem to adapt to it. Some of us love our jobs, some of us don't, but al most all of us are not quite sure what we would do without one. With all the hallmarks of another classic. 
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NINE LIVES: MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE, Braaksma, Peter
11 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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12 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
13 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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14 Brockman, John THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER (PAPERBACK)
Transworld Publishers Ltd 2015 0552778486 / 9780552778480 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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SEX SLAVES, Brown, Louise
15 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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AMONG THE THUGS, Buford, Bill
16 Buford, Bill AMONG THE THUGS
Vintage 1993 0679745351 / 9780679745358 Paperback Good 
They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They li ke lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manche ster United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the kno wn universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, edit or of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and rec ords both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imaginatio n of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson. 
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SECRETS OF THE CODE, Burstein, Daniel
17 Burstein, Daniel SECRETS OF THE CODE
Orion mass market paperback 2005 0752864467 / 9780752864464 Paperback Very Good+ 
Readers of Dan Brown's extraordinary bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE are fasci nated by the questions raised in the novel. Was Jesus actually married to M ary Magdalene? Was she one of his disciples and did she write her own gospe l? Did they have a child together? Did some geniuses of art and science, pe ople like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton, belong to secret societies th at had the most compelling insider information in history, and did Leonardo convey some of these ideas in The Last Supper and other paintings? SECRETS OF THE CODE is the definitive guide to the novel and provides the curious reader with authoritative explorations into the major themes within THE DA VINCI CODE. 
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THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, Burton, Richard
18 Burton, Richard THE SOURCE OF THE NILE
The Folio Society 1993 Hardcover, In Fine/in Fine Slipcase 
Travel account of Richard Francis Burton on his quest to discovering the or igin of the Nile River. With maps and engraving, the reader is taken on a j ourney to Africa through detailed descriptions of the landcsapes and people he came in contact with. 
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19 Buruma, Ian BAD ELEMENTS : CHINESE REBELS FROM LOS ANGELES TO BEIJING
Random House 2001 0679457682 / 9780679457688 First Hardcover F/NF 
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. Myths abound about China: all Chinese everywhere are united in a community of enduring culture; Western-style democracy is unsuited to China, as it would bring only chaos and the disruption of unity. In this brilliant report of his encounters with Chinese dissidents, rebels and democrats those blessed or cursed with "sheer cussedness" veteran journalist Buruma (The Wages of Guilt, etc.) brings into question such generalizations. There are, it seems, many Chinas and many Chinese willing to risk all in the name of individual freedom and the rule of law. In the U.S., Buruma visits exiled veterans of the 1989 Tiananmen protests who have adjusted well to their new lives and older exiles lost in the impatient busyness of America. He travels to Singapore an antiseptic and intolerant blend of the market and one-party rule where dissidents risk not only prison but extreme marginalization within a conformist society. He then moves on to Taiwan, with its lively if banal democracy (of banners and campaign buttons and staged rallies) and the men and women who, under the island's Nationalist Party rule, faced lifetimes of torture, prison and exile to bring democracy to life, and then to Hong Kong, where democrats try to keep the rule of law alive under China's new rulership. Finally, he travels to the center, the motherland, China. Buruma detects the stench of political decay as the Communist Party drifts into dangerous irrelevance, but ami. 
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20 Cain, Susan QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING
Crown 2012 0307352145 / 9780307352149 Hardcover Very Good/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. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and cre ate but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainst orming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introver ts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible sto ries of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins semi nar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrove rt Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. Sh e talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backs lapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values o f American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the wa y of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuros cience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introver ts. Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaki. 
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