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In Our Own Best Interest: how Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All

by William F. Schulz

Appeal to those who do not traditionally care about human rights around the world to do so out of self-interest by the executive director of Amnesty International USA.

In Our Time

by Susan Brownmiller

There once was a time when the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when women of all ages were "girls," when abortion was a back-alley procedure, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, when "sexual harassment" had not yet been named and defined. "If conditions are right," Susan Brownmiller says in this stunning memoir, "if the anger of enough people has reached the boiling point, the exploding passion can ignite a societal transformation."In Our Time tells the story of that transformation, as only Brownmiller can. A leading feminist activist and the author of Against Our Will, the book that changed the nation's perception of rape, she now brings the Women's Liberation movement and its passionate history vividly to life.Here is the colorful cast of characters on whose shoulders we stand--the feminist icons Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, Germaine Greer, and Gloria Steinem, and the lesser known women whose contributions to change were equally profound. And here are the landmark events of the era: the consciousness-raising groups that sprung up in people's living rooms, the mimeographed position papers that first articulated the new thinking, the abortion and rape speak-outs, the daring sit-ins, the underground newspaper collectives, and the inventive lawsuits that all played a role in the most wide-reaching revolution of the twentieth century.Here as well are Brownmiller's reflections on the feminist utopian vision, and her dramatic accounts, rendered with honesty and humor, of the movement's painful internal schisms as it struggled to give voice to the aspirarations of all women. Finally, Brownmiller addresses that most relevant question: What is the legacy of feminism today?

In Passage Perilous

by Vincent P. O'Hara Ted Zuber

By mid-1942 the Allies were losing the Mediterranean war: Malta was isolated and its civilian population faced starvation. In June 1942 the British Royal Navy made a stupendous effort to break the Axis stranglehold. The British dispatched armed convoys from Gibraltar and Egypt toward Malta. In a complex battle lasting more than a week, Italian and German forces defeated Operation Vigorous, the larger eastern effort, and ravaged the western convoy, Operation Harpoon, in a series of air, submarine, and surface attacks culminating in the Battle of Pantelleria. Just two of seventeen merchant ships that set out for Malta reached their destination. In Passage Perilous presents a detailed description of the operations and assesses the actual impact Malta had on the fight to deny supplies to Rommel's army in North Africa. The book's discussion of the battle's operational aspects highlights the complex relationships between air and naval power and the influence of geography on littoral operations.

In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History

by Kenneth J. Hagan Michael T. Mcmaster

The American version of naval history adds a certain trajectory that does not run straight from a few gunboats to glory but runs parallel to the winding path to power of the country itself. This edition of the 1978 classic reflects that path, and includes newly-created works that provide new insights into what we now know about the early and mid-twentieth century, the Cold War and recent strategy. Both classic and new works cover the navies of the American Revolution, the role of the Navy in the War of 1812, the commercial value of the 1815-1844 Navy and its work, for the Union and the Confederacy, the Navy of growing international power, its participation in the great wars, and its course through diplomacy as one century became another. This is accessible enough to serve as a course reader as well as a reference. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

In Perfect Light

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

From award-winning poet Benjamin Alire SÁenz comes In Perfect Light, a haunting novel depicting the cruelties of cultural displacement and the resilience of those who are left in its aftermath. In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed people who are forever altered by a single tragedy. After AndÉs Segovia's parents are killed in a car accident when he is still a young boy, his older brother decides to steal the family away to JuÁrez, Mexico. That decision, made with the best intentions, sets into motion the unraveling of an American family. Years later, his family destroyed, AndÉs is left to make sense of the chaos -- but he is ill-equipped to make sense of his life. He begins a dark journey toward self-destruction, his talent and brilliance brought down by the weight of a burden too frightening and maddening to bear alone. The manifestation of this frustration is a singular rage that finds an outlet in a dark and seedy El Paso bar -- leading him improbably to Grace Delgado. Recently confronted with her own sense of isolation and mortality, Grace is an unlikely angel, a therapist who agrees to treat AndÉs after he is arrested in the United States. The two are suspicious of each other, yet they slowly arrive at a tentative working relationship that allows each of them to examine his and her own fragile and damaged past. AndÉs begins to confront what lies behind his own violence, and Grace begins to understand how she has contributed to her own self-exile and isolation. What begins as an intriguing favor to a friend becomes Grace's lifeline -- even as secrets surrounding the death of AndÉs' parents threaten to strain the connection irreparably. With the urgent, unflinching vision of a true storyteller and the precise, arresting language of a poet, SÁenz's In Perfect Light bears witness to the cruelty of circumstance and, more than offering escape, the novel offers the possibility of salvation.

In Petrakis's Power

by Maggie Cox

An inconvenient arrangement...To safeguard her family's future, Natalie Carr must make a deal with the devil, Ludo Petrakis. She doesn't trust him, but the energy between them leaves her breathless and powerless. So Natalie agrees to his outlandish proposition: travel to Greece-as his fiancée!Natalie can see the cracks in Ludo's unshakable control as the lines between pretense and reality blur. In challenge to his terms, she longs to expose the shadows behind his eyes, and it's getting harder and harder to resist the smoldering tension between them....

In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War

by Tobias Wolff

Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made "This Boy's Life" a modern classic.

In Plain Sight

by Gayle Wilson

After years of being on the run, Robin Holt and her son come under the scrutiny of Detective Matt Ridge. It would be easy for Robin to let Matt make everything all right. But would revealing her past put them all in the path of oncoming danger?

In Plain Sight

by Tara Taylor Quinn

On the outside, Arizona chief prosecutor Janet McNeil is the epitome of a driven, daring attorney who lives life by her own rules. But inside, her world is in chaos. Terrifying nightmares keep her in a constant state of anxiety. Yet saving face is imperative now that she's prosecuting a member of a white supremacy organization, a killer who wouldn't think twice about using his twisted followers to silence Janet for good. Neighbor Simon Green is the only person who isn't begging her to quit the case. Simon, an ex-police officer with dark secrets of his own, understands how vital it is to obliterate violence and hate. But when one word from the most unlikely source threatens to change their lives forever, Janet must decide what risks she's willing to take.

In Plain View

by J. Wachowski

SFX: Ker-flushThat's the sound of my career going down the toilet. Three months ago, I was the freelance reporter to call for full-color images of an international crisis. Now? I'm stationed at the far edge of the Chicago flyover as a disappointing mother-sub to my eight-year-old niece and the babysitter for a newsroom College Boy. Camera still: a man in Amish clothing hanging from a tree. Dead. One photo of the lifeless man was all I needed to see-there's more to this story than anyone wants to admit. Especially Sheriff Jack Curzon, with his death-ray eyes watching my every move. I have a feeling that man wants more than my cooperation. Quick-cut, pan, tilt and-run. Someone is hiding, just out of sight. And I'll do whatever it takes to protect my new family. Seeing the truth can be dangerous. . . . . . when evil is In Plain View.

In Praise of Doubt

by Peter Berger Anton Zijderveld

Modernity was supposed to usher in a rational secular world where religion was marginalized. Some even predicted it would disappear. But religion has not only survived--it is growing and thriving in the modern world. Defying predictions, we live today in a world of plurality where diverse groups live under conditions of civic peace and in social interaction. However, this arrangement is not without tensions. How do we handle moral issues, such as abortion or homosexuality, when different groups have strongly held but opposing viewpoints? And how does culture maintain its harmony when confronted with the challenge of an aggressive fundamentalism? The answer, according to world-renowned sociologists Peter Berger and Anton Zijderveld, is doubt. Not the stupefying doubt of relativism where we become incapable of any decision because we are overwhelmed by options, but a virtuous use of doubt that allows us to move forward boldly with strong moral convictions without caving in to the fanatic's temptation of seeing everyone who disagrees with you as the enemy. How we as individuals and as a society can find this ideal balance is the subject of this deceptively simple but revolutionary work. In Praise of Doubt takes the reader on an exciting whirlwind tour of the history of modernity, religion, the rise of psychology, Marxism, and the intellectual challenge of relativism, the failure of totalitarianism, fundamentalism as a modern invention, and the startling conclusion explaining why truth, even religious truth, needs doubt to survive and thrive.

In Praise of Mothers: A Literary Anthology

by Lilly Golden

Fourteen unforgettable short stories about mothers by some of the finest writers of our time, contains fiction about both young mothers and older mothers, from the perspective of sons, daughters, and mothers themselves. These stories about motherhood and childhood explore their subject from different and sometimes startling angles, but each touches on the complexity and poignancy-not the sentimentality-of being or having a mother. More than anything else, these stories explore the relationships within all kinds of families-most powerfully, the relationship between mother and child. Included here are Michael Dorris's "Groom Service," about an arranged marriage within a matriarchal society; Frank O'Connor's hilarious "My Oedipus Complex," which describes a small boy's reluctance to share his mother; Alice Walker's "Everyday Use," about a mother's staunch defense of herself and her heritage against her daughter; Charles Baxter's "Fenstad's Mother," in which an aged mother is still wiser than her middle-aged son; and stories by, among others, Hortense Calisher, Mary Lavin, and Pearl S. Buck. In Praise of Mothers will be enjoyed by anyone who is a mother or has a mother-and most of all, by anyone who loves the literary short story

In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History

by Adam Bellow

The causes and effects of nepotism throughout human history.

In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas

by Theodore Dalrymple

Society thinks that those labeled as prejudice are the lowest of all. However, who is not? Dr. Dalrymple speaks from clinical experience as a low income hospital and prison doctor. He expresses that it would be impossible, moral and emotionally dishonest to eliminate all prejudice. It would also be detrimental to society as a whole.

In Praise of Slowness

by Carl Honore

We live in the age of speed. We strain to be more efficient, to cram more into each minute, each hour, each day. Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has pushed us to a breaking point. Consider these facts: Americans on average spend seventy-two minutes of every day behind the wheel of a car, a typical business executive now loses sixty-eight hours a year to being put on hold, and American adults currently devote on average a mere half hour per week to making love. Living on the edge of exhaustion, we are constantly reminded by our bodies and minds that the pace of life is spinning out of control. In Praise of Slowness traces the history of our increasingly breathless relationship with time and tackles the consequences of living in this accelerated culture of our own creation. Why are we always in such a rush? What is the cure for time sickness? Is it possible, or even desirable, to slow down? Realizing the price we pay for unrelenting speed, people all over the world are reclaiming their time and slowing down the pace -- and living happier, healthier, and more productive lives as a result. A Slow revolution is taking place. Here you will find no Luddite calls to overthrow technology and seek a preindustrial utopia. This is a modern revolution, championed by cell-phone using, e-mailing lovers of sanity. The Slow philosophy can be summed up in a single word -- balance. People are discovering energy and efficiency where they may have been least expected -- in slowing down. In this engaging and entertaining exploration, award-winning journalist and rehabilitated speedaholic Carl Honoré details our perennial love affair with efficiency and speed in a perfect blend of anecdotal reportage, history, and intellectual inquiry. In Praise of Slowness is the first comprehensive look at the worldwide Slow movements making their way into the mainstream -- in offices, factories, neighborhoods, kitchens, hospitals, concert halls, bedrooms, gyms, and schools. Defining a movement that is here to stay, this spirited manifesto will make you completely rethink your relationship with time.

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms

by Laura Schlessinger

They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial. Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms. These are women who know in their hearts that staying home to raise their children is the right choice for the whole family. Some do it from the outset of their marriages, while others make the difficult transition from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, it is a choice that is incredibly rich and rewarding, not to mention challenging. Now Dr. Laura, building on principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, provides a wealth of advice and support, as well as compassion and inspiration, to women as they navigate the wonders and struggles of being stay-at-home moms. Learn how: to hold your head high and deal with naysayers; to see the benefits of being home not only for your children but also for your marriage; to understand the changes you see in yourself; to realize that the sacrifices you endure now will make for lasting bonds and a stronger family, in addition to a more cohesive community. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms is a special book, a profound and unique understanding of how important it is for mothers to raise their own children.

In Praise of the Unfinished

by Julia Hartwig Bogdana Carpenter John Carpenter

Hailed by Czeslaw Milosz as "the grande dame of Polish poetry" and named "one of the foremost Polish poets of the twentieth century" by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Julia Hartwig has long been considered the gold standard of poetry in her native Poland. With this career-spanning collection, we finally have a book of her work in English. The tragic story of the last century flows naturally through Hartwig's poems. She evokes the husbands who returned silent from battle ("What woman was told about the hell at Monte Cassino?") and asks, "Why didn't I dance on the Champs-Élysées / when the crowd cheered the end of the war? . . . Why was I fated to be on the main street of Lublin / watching regiments with red stars enter the city." But there is also a welcoming of new experience in her verse, a sense that life, finally, is too beautiful to condemn. She seeks a higher peace, urging us to hear other voices: "an ermine's cry, moan of a dove, / complaint of an owl--that remind us / the hardship of solitude is measured out equally." Hartwig's compassionate spirit in the face of destruction and suffering, her apparent need to live in the moment, make her poems monumental and deeply touching and the introduction of her work here long overdue. Return to My Childhood HomeAmid a dark silence of pines--the shouts of young birches calling each other.Everything is as it was. Nothing is as it was.Speak to me, Lord of the child. Speak, innocent terror!To understand nothing. Each time in a different way, from the first cry to the last breath.Yet happy moments come to me from the past, like bridesmaids carrying oil lamps.From the Hardcover edition.

In The Presence Of Mine Enemies

by Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove has been hailed as "an excellent historian, who "uses his rich imagination and deep understanding of the characters to draw the reader into his story." Now the multiple-award-winning author of Ruled Britannia and The Guns of the South asks a startling question: What if Germany won World War II. and the Nazi regime's rule over most of Europe and North America continued into the twenty-first century? Heinrich Ginipel is a respected officer with the Oberkommando Wehrmaehts office in Berlin. His wife is a common hausfrau. raising his three precious daughters the same way he was raised-to be loyal, unquestioning Arians of the Third Reich, obedient to the will of the Fiihrer. But Heinrich Ginipel has a secret. He is not. in fact, a member of the Master Race. He has been living a lie to protect his true identity as a Jew and he's not alone. Throughout Berlin. Jews survive in secrecy...doing their jobs, caring for their families, maintaining the facade of perfect Aryans, and praying they will not be discovered. But a change is coming. And soon they will be forced to choose between safety and freedom

In The Presence of My Enemies

by Gracia Burnham Dean Merrill

Can faith, hope, and love survive A YEAR OF TERROR? FOR AMERICAN MISSIONARIES Martin and Gracia Burnham, what started out as a relaxing, once-m-a-lifetime anniversary getaway at an exotic island resort turned into one of the most horrific nightmares imaginable Kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group with ties to Osama bin Laden, the Burnhams were snatched away from friends and family and thrust into a life on the run in the Philippine jungle During a perilous year in captivity, they faced near starvation, constant exhaustion, frequent gun battles, coldhearted murder-and intense soul searching about a God who sometimes seemed to have forgotten them In this gripping firsthand account of faith, love, and struggle in th'e face of unnervingly casual brutality, you'll go behind the scenes of a real life drama, told in gritty detail by the least likely survivor Whatever the struggles of your life, you'll find encouragement and hope in this refreshingly honest story of a yearlong battle with the darkness that inhabits the human heart "The Burnhams, under torturous conditions, befriended their guards, comforted their fellow hostages and kept their faith in a God who seemed to have abandoned them." -USA TODAY ISBN 0-8423-6239-8 Inspiration/Biography US $7 99 Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllll 06239 0 " 113 1809H00799'"10

In Pursuit of a Princess

by Lenora Worth

A PICTURE-PERFECT CRIME Princess Lara Kincade returned home to New Orleans to continue her late husband's humanitarian work. She also hopes to force his killer out of hiding. But a priceless painting has put her plans-and life-at risk. Embroiled in a deadly art scandal, Lara must depend on handsome photojournalist Gabriel Murdock to help her expose a murderer. Gabriel's determination to keep her safe has softened her heart to love's possibilities again. Somewhere among his photos lies the identity of the murderer, but can they uncover the killer before this heist turns deadly?

In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady

by Gayle Callen

Entranced by a portrait, haunted by scandal, he would stop at nothing to learn the truth . . . even if it led to their utter ruin.

In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Stephen L. Dyson

The stories behind the acquisition of ancient antiquities are often as important as those that tell of their creation. This fascinating book provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of classical archaeology, explaining how and why artifacts have moved from foreign soil to collections around the world. As archaeologist Stephen Dyson shows, Greek and Roman archaeological study was closely intertwined with ideas about class and social structure; the rise of nationalism and later political ideologies such as fascism; and the physical and cultural development of most of the important art museums in Europe and the United States, whose prestige depended on their creation of collections of classical art. Accompanied by a discussion of the history of each of the major national traditions and their significant figures, this lively book shows how classical archaeology has influenced attitudes about areas as wide-ranging as tourism, nationalism, the role of the museum, and historicism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.

In Pursuit of Anna

by Natasha Rostova

Anna Maxwell is a pixie-like bad girl with a penchant for brawny men, determined to prove her innocence when accused of stealing. Erotic romance.

In Pursuit of Early Mammals

by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and distribution. It also tells the story of the author, a world-renowned specialist on these animals, and the other prominent paleontologists who have studied them. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was the first woman to lead large-scale paleontological expeditions, including eight to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, which brought back important collections of dinosaur, early mammal, and other fossils. She shares the difficulties and pleasures encountered in finding rare fossils and describes the changing views on early mammals made possible by these discoveries.

In Pursuit of Flavor

by Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis, whose name has become synonymous with honest American food, simply and lovingly prepared, gives us the secrets of a lifetime in pursuit of flavor. With almost 200 delicious recipes, plus notes and special boxes on important ingredients (from black-eyed peas and Virginia hams to Peking ducks and oysters) and personally developed cooking techniques (making your own jelly bags, peeling chestnuts), Mrs. Lewis shows us how to get the best flavor from the foods we buy today in supermarkets and farmers' markets. Examples... · She puts together lovely combinations of vegetables--tomatoes and cymling squash, green peas and Vidalia onions · She seals in the subtle aromas of fish fillets or chicken breasts by baking them in parchment. · She boils fresh corn in its husk for added flavor. · She roasts browned bones and meats with just a little water to make a deep, rich, savory stock. · She braises a game bird in a clay pot with aromatic vegetables to keep it succulent. · She shows us how to use cut fresh herbs and when to add them. · She shares her secret of mixing one's own non-chemical-tasting baking powder. · She persuades us to listen for signs of when a cake is done. ...and much more. Following the seasons, Edna Lewis leads us through the chapters of this book--From the Gardens and Orchards, From the Farmyard, From the Lakes, Streams, and Oceans, For the Cupboard, From the Bread Oven and Griddle, and The Good Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts--and drawing on her childhood in Freetown, Virginia, a farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, she recreates some of the simple good dishes she grew up on. In addition to these "old friends" she has peppered the book with "new discoveries," in that wonderful mingling of old and new that has made her food so sought-after at Fearrington House in North Carolina, Middleton Place in South Carolina, Uncle Sam's in Manhattan, and other kitchens she has presided over. Above all, every recipe--from Oyster Stew with Salsify to Damson Plum Pie--is illuminated with Edna Lewis's remarkable cooking insights, which help the home cook to prepare a dish just as she has done it. And the whole book--with its charming illustrations--is flavored with the kind of personal warmth that makes it a joy to cook with Edna Lewis at your side.

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