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1. Afghanistan Land of Conflict and Beauty (Large Print 16pt) - John C. Griffiths

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John Griffiths delves into the history, culture, social fabric, internal politics and economy of this intriguing and backward country. He reveals a nation living in the shadow of perpetual conflict: from the early incursions (Persian, Greek, and Hun Mongol) through the Russian invasion and subsequent withdrawal, to the rise of the Taliban and the resulting international crisis which led to the War on Terror and the ongoing Allied occupation of the country. Set against Afghanistan's deep - rooted religious, ethnic and social divisions and the more recent bitter civil war that left as many as 2 million Afghans dead and over 6 million homeless, Griffiths examines the political situation, in particular the role of the Taliban - who controlled approximately 90 per cent of the country before the war - under their fanatical and reclusive leader. He analyses their stance on minority groups, the importance of Islam, the place of women in Taliban society, their views on education and their support for the Islamic fundamentalist Osama bin Laden. He also discusses the difficulties that the West has and will continue to face when attempting to impose law and order on a country which has as its core a collection of diverse, independent and proud people, and stresses the importance of ultimately creating stability in what is becoming a vitally important strategic and political flashpoint. Fully updated, ''Afghanistan: Land of Conflict and Beauty'' provides an insightful and informative account of a country trapped between the middle ages and the twentieth - first century.

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2. Hide and Seek (Large Print Printed Hardcover) - Jeff Struecker, Alton L Gansky

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3. Hide and Seek (Large Print Trade Paper) - Jeff Struecker, Alton L Gansky

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4. Inside Pee-Wee's Playhouse The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon (Large Print 16pt) - Caseen Gaines

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Between 1986 and 1991, nearly ten million people a week watched Pee - wee's Playhouse, the critically acclaimed and widely successful children's program broadcast on CBS. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind - the - scenes story is being told for the first time by those who experienced it. Complete with an episode guide, biographical information about the cast and key members of the show's creative team, never - before - told anecdotes, and previously unpublished photos, Inside Pee - wee's Playhouse takes the first in - depth look behind the program TV Guide recently cited as one of the top ten cult classics of all time. Paul Reubens (as Pee - wee Herman) has been making a comeback since August 2010, appearing on Saturday Night Live, The View, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Conan, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He starred in a successful stage revival of his live show in January and February of 2010, and it hit Broadway later that year. It's been turned into a special on HBO. His public Twitter and Facebook accounts boast over one million fans and followers. Inside Pee - wee's Playhouse is the first comprehensive look at this amazingly successful (and still revered) children's program. Pee - wee Herman fans have been energized recently by the character's re - emerging presence. From casual fans to devout followers, everyone will be interested in taking a look Inside Pee - wee's Playhouse.

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5. Therafields The Rise and Fall of Lea Hindley-Smith's Psychoanalytic Commune (Large Print 16pt) - Grant Goodbrand

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At one point in the 1970s, 900 people were engaged with a therapeutic community in Toronto. Living together, and sharing emotional problems, the participants helped to create an institution owning houses, farms, and buildings. Therafields, the largest urban commune in Canada, was created by Lea Hindley - Smith, a woman from England with no formal training in therapy. But she exuded an astounding charisma, and developed ardent followers.
Initially, students and faculty from St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, were drawn to her, and gradually the word spread that this woman had enormous power to listen, and to heal. Carpenters, poets, teachers, lost souls - they all found a home in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood. And according to one of her followers at the time, Lea ''was a gifted healer, a real estate entrepreneur - and, as it turned out, a woman stalked by madness.''
When the real estate market turned sour in the late 1970s, the financial structure began to crumble. At the same time, Hindley - Smith's health started to fail, and by the early 1980s the movement had collapsed.
Here, Grant Goodbrand reveals the behind - the - scenes story of Therafields.

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6. Stories about Storytellers Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others (Large Print 16pt) - Douglas Gibson

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'Here is my prize read for people who are interested in books, writers, Canada, life, and all that kind of thing.'' - Alice Munro, from the introduction ''I'll kill him!'' said Mavis Gallant. Pierre Trudeau almost did, leading him (''Run!'') into a whizzing stream of traffic that almost crushed both of them. Alistair MacLeod accused him of a ''home invasion'' to grab the manuscript of No Great Mischief. And Paul Martin denounced him to a laughing Ottawa crowd, saying, ''If Shakespeare had had Doug Gibson as an editor, there would be no Shakespeare!'' On the other hand, Alice Munro credits him with keeping her writing short stories when the world demanded novels. Robertson Davies, with a nod to Dickens, gratefully called him ''My Partner Frequent.'' W.O. Mitchell summoned up a loving joke about him, on his deathbed. Stories About Storytellers shares these tales and many more, as readers follow Doug Gibson through 40 years of editing and publishing some of Canada's sharpest minds and greatest storytellers. Gibson is a terrific storyteller himself, and through his recollections we get an inside view of Canadian politics and publishing that rarely gets told. From Jack Hodgins' Vancouver Island to Harold Horwood's Labrador, from Alice Munro's Ontario to James Houston's Arctic, Doug Gibson takes us on an unforgettable literary tour of Canada, going behind the scenes and between the covers, and opening up his own story vault for all to read and enjoy.

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7. World Wrestling Insanity The Decline and Fall of a Family Empire (Large Print 16pt) - James Guttman

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In an industry where nothing is real and no one actually wins or loses, the possibilities for manipulation are endless. World Wrestling Insanity sets out to expose the nepotism, backwards logic, and power plays that have made World Wrestling Entertainment go round. Alongside many well known names in wrestling, author James Guttman uses sarcasm, humour, and facts to break down the secrets of Vince McMahon's company and analyze the reasoning behind many of the decisions made. Never before has WWE, the McMahon Family, Triple H, and others been held up to the light and examined so closely. Why are some of the shows written as they are? Who has the company's best interests at heart? Who has their own best interests at heart? Could the WWE's errors be nothing more than accidents or are they the product of cold and calculated manipulation? In his trademark style, James Guttman analyzes the insanity and breaks down the McMahonifaction of pro wrestling. You better get your copy soon. Something tells us that there's a family in Connecticut who would like to make sure that James's first book is his last...

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8. An American Demon A Memoir (Large Print 16pt) - Jack Grisham

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An American Demon is Jack Grisham's story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), his writing and true life experiences are physically and psychologically more complex, unsettling, and violent than those of Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk.
Eloquently disregarding the prefabricated formulas of the drunk - to - sober, bad - to - good tale, this is an entirely new kind of life lesson: summoned through both God and demons, while settling within eighties hardcore punk culture and its radical - to - the - core (and most assuredly non - evangelical) parables, Grisham leads us, cleverly, gorgeously, between temporal violence and bigger - picture spirituality toward something very much like a path to salvation and enlightenment. An American Demon flourishes on both extremes, as a scary hardcore punk memoir and as a valuable message to souls navigating through an overly materialistic and woefully self - absorbed ''me first'' modern society.
An American Demon conveys anger and truth within the perfect setting, using a youth rebellion that changed the world to open doors for this level of brash destruction. Told from the point of view of a seminal member of the American Punk movement - doused in violence, rebellion, alcoholism, drug abuse, and ending with beautiful lessons of sobriety and absolution - this book is as harrowing and life - affirming as anything you're ever going to read.

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9. A Nice Place to Visit (Large Print 16pt) - Sky Gilbert

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It's difficult to describe A Nice Place to Visit. Some will say it's not a book of poetry at all - but that's just because it's funny and has reviews of bad movies and advice on things like love. Also, it's a kind of travelogue: you get to go to Costa Rica and look at plants and and stuff and think more about love. And oh yeah, the book tells you who not to sleep with - that's very important. And have you ever heard of John Wildman, the guy who starred in the Canadian hit movie My American Cousin? Well, there's an ode to him. There are memorable lines like ''Lois and Fran gave me a frying pan.'' (But you probably won't like it if you haven't heard of Parker Posey. You have heard of Parker Posey, right?) Mostly it's about things you'll always remember - like that summer when the boys in Montreal were all wearing underwear that said ''Home Of The Brave.'' You know . . . It's a nice place to visit - but I wouldn't want to live there.

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10. On Rage (Large Print 16pt) - Germaine Greer

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Germaine Greer's passionate and powerfully worded essay about Aboriginal rage is a provocation that will cause heated and intense debate.

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11. Honest to God Prayer Spirituality as Awareness, Empowerment, Relinquishment and Paradox (Large Print 16pt) - Kent Ira Groff

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Maybe you're praying and you don't even know it.
For those who are turned off by shopworn religious language, this unique guide to prayer offers outside - the - box ways to pray in four movements that parallel morning, noon, afternoon and night.
Prayer as Awareness: Waking up to reality - opening
Prayer as Empowerment: Embracing your dreams and possibilities - expanding
Prayer as Relinquishment: Letting go of attachments - emptying
Prayer as Paradox: Uniting the opposites of life - integrating
Prayer practices for each of the four themes provide a feast of personal and group enrichment to leaven life at home, work, and in formal programs and informal friendships.
Whether you're advanced or just starting on your spiritual path, this practical prayer path breaker will lure you in with its novel combination of real - life stories, pithy thoughts and primal metaphors from varied spiritual streams. It interweaves the author's own vulnerable experience to say: this is honest to God spirituality and I'm seeing myself.

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12. Making Change Fifty Years of the Laidlaw Foundation (Large Print 16pt) - Nathan Gilbert, Joyce Zemans

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The Laidlaw Foundation was established in 1949 by Walter and Robert Laidlaw, sons of the founder of the R. Laidlaw Lumber Company. This book is a history of the Laidlaw family, how it amassed money, and why the brothers decided to disperse it as they did. Making Change is also a record of the work of the Foundation over the past fifty years. The impact has been to help children in need, to train scholars, and to support social, cultural, and environmental causes. Overall, this book seeks to identify what motivates people to act philanthropically and the implications of their doing so. It is interesting to understand what persuades wealthy people to give away their money and provide leadership in areas where government stewardship is lacking.

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13. Too Close to the Falls (Large Print 16pt) - Catherine Gildiner

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CATHERINE GILDINER has a Ph.D. in psychology and has been in private, clinical practice for seventeen years. She writes a psychological advice column for Chatelaine Magazine and has written numerous newspaper articles. She lives with her husband and her three children in Toronto, and is on a competitive rowing team. Too Close to the Falls is her first book.

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14. Resveratrol Unleashing the Benefits of Red Wine (Large Print 16pt) - Beth Geisler

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The media buzz surrounding resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in red wine, grape juice, and several other foods, can be easily understood. This well - documented guide presents the latest research on how resveratol can prevent or delay the onset of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological and brain disorders, diabetes, and viral infection. Resveratrol also may have the potential to help us live longer, making it a prominent subject in aging and longevity research.
Resveratrol explains these health benefits in layman's terms, shows how to determine which wines and food contain the most amounts, and offers advice on how to choose the right supplement with recommended dosage levels. Luckily, there are many options when it comes to including this antioxidant into your lifestyle in order to generate better health.

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15. Spiritual Midwifery Ina May Gaskin (Large Print 16pt) - Ina May Gaskin

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Here is the 4th edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. Back again are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives.
Also new is information about the safety of techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, information on postpartum depression and maternal death, and recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives.
From the amazing birthing tales to care of the newborn, Spiritual Midwifery is still one of the best books an expectant mother could own. Includes resources for the doulas, childbirth educators, birth centers, and other organization and alliances dedicated to improving maternity care at home and in hospitals.
This edition is in two volumes. The second volume ISBN is 9781459647084.

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16. Confessions-Saint Augustine (Large Print 16pt) - Tom Gill

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Garry Wills is an exceptionally gifted translator and one of our best writers on religion today. His bestselling translations of individual chapters of Saint Augustine's Confessions have received widespread and glowing reviews. Now for the first time, Wills's translation of the entire work is being published as a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. Removed by time and place but not by spiritual relevance, Augustine's Confessions continues to influence contemporary religion, language, and thought. Reading with fresh, keen eyes, Wills brings his superb gifts of analysis and insight to this ambitious translation of the entire book.

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17. Medea A Delphic Woman Novel - Kerry Greenwood

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Praise for Medea... "This is a book I didn't want to end. I dreamed about the characters for days afterward." -Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Last to Die We know Medea killed her children. Or do we? Was she wronged by ancient playwrights and history? Princess Medea protects the sacred grove holding the Golden Fleece. When Jason arrives, determined to acquire both and rule the land, his gentian blue eyes and golden hair obsess Medea, compelling her to help him. When the king breaks his word and seeks to kill the two, they escape together. Jason, now king of Corinth, swears always to love his wife and queen. But his allegiance is fleeting. Medea has sacrificed home, family, goddess, and innocence for the "melting, fiery loving" she feels for him. What comes next? "An enthralling, sensual, tragic tale." -Kirkus Reviews Kerry Greenwood, author of the Phryne Fisher and Corrina Chapman mysteries, here sets aside her delightful humor to investigate one of the most dramatic and troubling stories in all of history.

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18. Archie Meets Nero Wolfe - Robert Goldsborough

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19. Los Arabes of New Mexico - Monika White Ghattas

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At the outset, Los Arabes (Arabic-speaking individuals) were peddlers, carrying a variety of wares that often included exotic items from the Holy Land. These skilled cross-cultural traders expected to strike it rich in the United States and then return to their homeland on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Some continued westward; others put down roots in immigrant ghettos in the East and Midwest or traveled back across the sea. A few, however, decided to settle in New Mexico and fulfill the dream of owning their own business. The community grew quickly as family members, former neighbors, and hometown friends joined the original group. Why were they attracted to this area? What conditions in New Mexico facilitated their rapid and almost seamless acculturation? Hardworking, imaginative, and enterprising, Los Arabes of New Mexico became successful businessmen and prominent entrepreneurs, who enriched this state with their unique culture, their cheerful perseverance, and boundless enthusiasm. MONIKA GHATTAS was first intrigued by this topic while she was working on her PhD degree in European history at the University of New Mexico. She finally found the time to pursue this story after she retired from Central New Mexico Community College where she taught courses in European and Far East history for more than twenty years. Born in Germany, she has lived in New Mexico for more than fifty years and continues to be captivated by its vibrant culture and rich history.

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20. Green Leaves for Later Years The Spiritual Path of Wisdom (Large Print 16pt) - Emilie Griffin

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Calling on seventy - five years of memories and lessons learned, Emilie Griffin reflects on the beauty and struggle of aging. Hers is a deceptively simple spiritual path - motivated only by a desire to be close to the Lord. Ideal for both individuals and discussion groups.

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