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The biography of Franz Stangl, commandant of the Treblinka extermination camp - a classic and utterly compelling study of evil Only four men commanded Nazi extermination (as opposed to concentration) camps. Franz Stangl was one of the. Gitta Sereny's investigation of this man's mind, and of the influences which shaped him, has become a classic. Stangl commanded Treblinka and was found guilty of co-­responsibility for the slaughter there of at least 900, 000 people. Sereny, after weeks of talk with him and months of further research, shows us this man as he saw himself, and 'as he was seen by many others, including his wife. To horrify is not Sereny's aim, though horror is inevitable. She is seeking an answer to the question which beggars reason: How were human beings turned into instruments of such overwhelming evil? Gitta Sereny is of Hungarian-­Austrian extraction and is trilingual in English, French and German. During the Second World War she became a social worker, caring for . . .

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Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement.
The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.
In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-­four-­year-­old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer to Abbeville. Her name was Rosa Parks. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that . . .

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An extraordinary discovery has recently shaken the foundations of Cosmology and Particle Physics, sparking a scientific revolution that has profoundly modified our understanding of our Universe and that is still far from over. Pioneering astronomers in the 1920s and 1930s had already noticed suspicious anomalies in the motion of celestial bodies in distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies, but it wasn't until the late 20th century that the scientific community was confronted with
an astonishing conclusion: the Universe is filled with an unknown, elusive substance that is fundamentally different from anything we have ever seen with our telescopes or measured in our laboratories. It is called dark matter, and it constitutes one of the most pressing challenges of modern science.

In this book, aimed at the general reader with an interest in science, the author illustrates in non-­technical terms, borrowing concepts and ideas from other branches of art and literature, the . . .

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In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.
Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-­patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (Nonfiction)
PEN/Oakland Award Winner
BCALA Nonfiction Award Winner
Gustavus Meyers Award Winner
From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment.
Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how blacks have historically been prey to grave-­robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was . . .

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Everyone has the inherent right to love and be loved, but not all are able to sip from desire's cup filled with contentment.
The writing identifies what is necessary to be able to love fully. An understanding of the nature of feelings also distinguishes love's essential character. Requirements for experiencing the fullest extent of love are identified first in the section 'REQUISITES OF LOVE', and later discussed throughout.
Each necessary aspect in loving is understood by viewing its formative phase requirements during childhood. The satisfaction of each developmental need is viewed as foundational, or a prerequisite, to desire's later achievement during maturation.
Included are discussions of conflict's part in sculpturing one's emotional destiny. The influence of fear during each development phase and later is clarified.
The chapters 'PLEASURE OF BEING FULLY ALIVE' and 'A FINAL VIEW' are inspiring reviews of material presented in 'REQUISITES OF LOVE', including . . .

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Eref is about to die. He sits at the End of Light World, accepting his stoning execution one rock at a time, until the impossible happens: the ground opens up beneath him, and he drops down into the unknown. There, he meets Caer, a kind-­hearted girl from Dark World who saves his life. Together, the pair forms an unlikely and illegal bond that not even the strongest hatred can break.

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Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written. In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-­four-­year-­old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer to Abbeville. Her name was Rosa Parks. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that . . .

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FROM DARKNESS TO GLORY
A factory girl is desperate to protect her family. She has to accept offers from terrible men or marry a stranger. After marrying her Montana man, she learns he’s a gun slinger.

Lynne McKinney has endured hardship, working three years in a Boston factory to help the family after her father died. But when fever sweeps through the tenements, it claims her mother and threatens the lives of her young sister and brothers. She faces the choice of trading her body for money or watching them die. Instead, she chooses to control her destiny and answers an ad to marry a rancher in Montana if he will send the money she needs to hospitalize the children.

Phillip Gant has lived by the gun. Ready to put his demons behind him, he has land and a house, but is unwilling to settle for the kind of woman who wants to marry a killer. Desperate, he orders a mail order bride, even sending extra money to ensure she arrives in ten days.

He is unprepared for his enchanting . . .

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Everyone has the inherent right to love and be loved, but not all are able to sip from desire's cup filled with contentment.

The writing identifies what is necessary to be able to love fully. An understanding of the nature of feelings also distinguishes love's essential character. Requirements for experiencing the fullest extent of love are identified first in the section 'REQUISITES OF LOVE', and later discussed throughout.

Each necessary aspect in loving is understood by viewing its formative phase requirements during childhood. The satisfaction of each developmental need is viewed as foundational, or a prerequisite, to desire's later achievement during maturation.

Discussions of conflict's part in sculpturing one's emotional destiny, and the influence of fear during each development phase and later is clarified. Early life conditions leading to depression are included.

The chapters 'PLEASURE OF BEING FULLY ALIVE' and 'A FINAL VIEW' are inspiring reviews of material . . .

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From Dark to Light is the ultimate romance bundle starting with popular Dark Romance titles and working through to popular Light Romance titles. Inside you'll find everything from bikers, to rockstars and bad boy alphas to cheeky country boys. Get your hands on this great special edition boxset from Lili St Germain, Callie Hart, T Gephart, Natasha Preston, Lilliana Anderson & Cj Duggan!

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A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-­portrait of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a 20th-­century icon and controversial victim of the U.­S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. Exploring Carter’s personal philosophy—born of the unimaginable duress of wrongful imprisonment and conceived through his defiance of the brutal institution of prison and a decade of solitary confinement—this work offers hope for those who have none and serves as a call to action for those who abhor injustice. Exposing the inherent flaws in the legal and penal systems, this autobiography also serves as a prison survival manual—be it a brick-­and-­mortar cell or the metaphorical prison of childhood abuse, racism, and despair.

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Columnist and food writer Wilson takes readers to the beginning of the 19th century to document the history of food adulteration--­at heart "two very simple principles: poisoning and cheating.­" concentrating on Britain and the U.­S. (other countries, especially France, navigated food supply industrialization with wiser policy and protocols in effect), Wilson finds the first food crusader in Frederick Accum, a German immigrant who used chemistry to expose the dishonesty of London food purveyors in his treatise on adulterations of food and culinary poisons; she finds the first ineffective government response in Parliament's commitment to laissez faire economic policies over citizen safety. In the U.­S., New York's 1850s "swill milk" epidemic and Chicago's meat packing industry would eventually lead to the 1906 Pure Food and Drug act--­which probably wouldn't have passed without the popularity of Upton Sinclair's meat packing expose The Jungle, and couldn't stop the most nefarious and . . .

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Author: Lawrence M. KraussYear published: 2004Language: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Dark Star Safari is Paul Theroux's now classic account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town.­Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, Theroux visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some of the most dangerous. It is a journey of discovery and of rediscovery — of the unknown and the unexpected, but also of people and places he knew as a young and optimistic teacher forty years before.­Safari in Swahili simply means "journey", and this is the ultimate safari. It is Theroux in his element — a trip where chance encounter is everything, where departure and arrival times are an irrelevance, and where contentment can be found balancing on the top of a truck in the middle of nowhere.­Praise for Paul Theroux:­'Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged' Observer'One...

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Authors: S. Foucaud, C. J. Conselice, W. G. Hartley, K. P. Lane, S. P. Bamford, O. Almaini, K. BundyYear published: 2010Language: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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In 2006, Texas historian and photographer Bill Wright traveled to Afghanistan to teach a course—sponsored by the Afghan NGO ASCHIANA, which seeks to support working children and their families—on digital photography to young Afghans living in Kabul. In this illuminating, visually captivating book, Wright records his personal journey and experiences with a group of students ranging from ages 12 to the early 20s. The students’ photographs capture daily life in the Afghan capital, from traditional street markets to a modern shipping center, from shepherds to musicians to laborers, from infants to the elderly. As they record their world, these junior photographers provide a poignant portrait of what life is like for young people in a war zone, and demonstrate an unquenchable talent and spirit.

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From the cradle to the grave… The Black Oligarch is dead. Some call his replacement a boy, others call him a threat. Cole lost everything the night he became Oligarch: his family, his home… even Jonah. Now he’s alone, left only with painful memories and the power to destroy the Five Lands. When Dylan is sent to help Cole, he finds they have more in common than expected. They hope to build a new life together, but dark forces have other plans for them. The dead are rising, bringing secrets from the past that threaten to change their lives forever. Can Dylan guide a young man through the darkness and protect those he loves without making the ultimate sacrifice? From Darkness to Darkness, book two of the Loka Legends series, features new illustrations by Andreas Bell, the author’s husband.

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