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1. So Far from Home Lost and Found in Our Brave New World (Large Print 16pt) - Margaret J. Wheatley

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We live in a time of increasing polarization and irrationality, like a Tower of Babel with no distinction between fact and opinion, where information no longer changes minds. In cyberspace, we are bombarded with constant distractions and narcissistic self - making activities. Instant judgment and blame have replaced rational thinking. Organizations are bloated by bureaucracy and meaningless measures. Those working for positive change become exhausted, ill, and heartsick as their good work is ignored, underfunded, or attacked.
We need to acknowledge that we're lost in a world far different than we hoped for. We need new maps to navigate our brave new world. In Leadership and the New Science, Wheatley provided encouraging maps for how to design organizations based on living systems' capacity for inclusion, change, and adaptation. But in the twenty years since that book's publication, she's seen that in spite of our best efforts, the world that has emerged is on a destructive trajectory that won't be reversed by our working harder, finding new methods, or forming better networks.
But Wheatley has not written a book to increase our despair. Quite the contrary. Her intention is to inspire us to do our work with greater resolve and energy, using maps that won't mislead us. So Far from Home offers maps of two kinds. Using the newest of the new sciences, Wheatley shows how different dynamics interacted to create this harsh new world. A second kind of map invites us to choose a new role for ourselves as warriors for the human spirit. We develop the skills we need most - insight, bravery, decency, compassion - as we look honestly at this complex, difficult world. Clarity gives us enduring strength to discover our right work and create meaningful lives in this dark time.
So Far from Home is a startlingly honest, profoundly reflective, and yet paradoxically down - to - earth book rooted in the day - to - day experiences we all share but seen with fresh eyes. It is both affirming and provoking, calling us to reexamine our expectations and redefine our role for the work ahead. It is Wheatley's most personal, heartfelt work to date.

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2. The Accidental Church - Carol Hathorne

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Mothers Against Drugs may have been a mad idea for a small church in Chadsmoor. But Carol Hathorne recognised the need in her community to set people free from the grip of heroin, and started on a course that would capture the imaginations of many.

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3. The Welcome Visitor: Living Well, Dying Well - John Humphrys, Dr Sarah Jarvis

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John Humphrys looks at how our attitudes to death have changed as doctors have learned how to prolong life beyond anything that could have been imagined only a few generations ago.

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4. We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land - Jimmy Carter

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Nobel Peace Laureate argues that this is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East - and offers a comprehensive plan to do just that.

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5. We can Have Peace in the Holy Land - Jimmy Carter

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Nobel Peace Laureate argues that this is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East - and offers a comprehensive plan to do just that.

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6. Year of Wonders: Insight Study Guide to Geraldine Brooks' novel - Virginia Lee

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This text guide is written by a highly experienced classroom teacher of senior English and Literature who is currently Head of English at Emmaus College in Melbourne. She is a long - established and top writer of Insight Text Guides and co - author of a number of English text books who is known for her clear and incisive thinking. This is a top text guide!

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7. 10 Simple Solutions to Adult Add (Easyread Large Edition) - Stephanie Sarkis

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Do you lose things? Do you interrupt people? Are you forgetful? While everyone experiences these problems occasionally, people with attention deficit disorder (ADD) experience these problems and more on a daily basis. This book is for people who have recently been diagnosed with ADD or suspect they may have ADD. However, even if you have known for quite some time that you have ADD, this book can still provide some solutions for some common frustrations. While this book does not go into great detail about the disorder, I will provide additional resources at the end of each chapter.

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8. 100+ Ways to Recognize and Reward Your School Staff - Emily E Houck

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9. 2048 Humanity's Agreement to Live Together (Large Print 16pt) - Kirk Boyd

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'2048'' tells the story of the most important social movement in the 21st century: humanity's agreement, in writing, to create a social order that will allow people to live together in peace and prosperity based upon human rights and the rule of law.

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10. 33 Degrees of Deception An Expose of Freemasonry (Large Print 16pt) - Tom C. McKenney

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The deadly deception of Freemasonry is exposed in this very comprehensive book that tells the story of Jim Shaw, who was a 33rd degree Mason, Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, Past Worshipful Master of the Blue Lodge, and Past Master of all Scottish

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11. 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues... But Were Too Afraid to Ask (EasyRead Large Edition) - Keith Suter

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Is China the next super power? Can the West win the war on terrorism? Is the world running out of oil? What is the McDonald's Golden Arches Theory of World Peace? Is Microsoft more powerful than a nation like Australia? Why did the United States invade Iraq? Will there ever be peace in Israel and Palestine? In an increasingly complex world it's easy to feel that only the experts understand global issues - the rest of us just have to take their word for it. In 50 THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WORLD ISSUES, resident expert on Australia's top national breakfast show 'Sunrise', Dr Keith Suter, cuts through the jargon and diplomatic talk to answer 50 questions you always wanted to ask about international issues. In his trademark clear, no-nonsense style, Dr Keith makes sense of even the most complex issues, so we can all get a better understanding of what's going on in the world and where Australia fits in....Dr Keith Suter is the foreign affairs expert on Sunrise, the number one Australian breakfast show, presenting his own segment, 'Global Notebook'. A social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, writer and broadcaster, Keith is also a foreign affairs analyst for Sky TV Australia and Radio 4BC, Brisbane, and can be heard on Australian radio on an average of once a day. Keith writes the history page for The Daily Telegraph, and is the author of 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues (also known as Keith Suter's Global Notebook), and Keith's Suter's Local Notebook, both published by Bantam. Since 1993 Keith has been a member of The Club of Rome, a global think tank on economic and environmental matters. He is on the speakers' circuit and makes public appearances every week. Keith is also on several committees, including the International Law Association, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross (NSW), and the International Commission of Jurists (NSW). He also lectures at the department of politics and international relations, Macquarie University.

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12. A Child's First Book About Play Therapy - Marc A. Nemiroff, Jane Annunziata

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This text is designed to answer the questions children have about therapy in words and images that four to seven year olds can understand. Topics include things children do that indicate a problem; how a child enters treatment; the therapist's office and equipment; and the activity of play therapy.

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13. A City Lost & Found Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Large Print 16pt) - Robyn Annear

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'Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.'' - Herald, 1925. The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892 - 1992). Its famous sign - 'Whelan the Wrecker is Here' on a pile of shifting rubble - was a laconic masterpiece and served as a vital sign of the city's progress. It's no stretch to say that over three generations, the Whelan family changed the face of Melbourne, demolishing hundreds of buildings in the central city alone. In A City Lost and Found, Robyn Annear uses Whelan's demolition sites as portals to explore layers of the city laid bare by their pick - axes and iron balls. Peering beneath the rubble, she brings to light fantastic stories about Melbourne's building sites and their many incarnations. This is a book about the making - and remaking - of a city.

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14. A Contemporary Western Book Of The Dead - Charlotte RodgersLydia Maskell

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Within this book are rituals, stories, traditions and experiences of magicians' scholars and artists who work with death. Some of the contributors such as Nema, Mogg Morgan, Louis Martine and Nevill Drury (to name but a few) have helped define contemporary transformative spirituality. Others are less well known but just as learned. As there should be in such a collection there is comedy, anger, confrontation and practicality. This anthology is about who we are, and where we come from. It is also about how we change. A Contemporary Western Book of the Dead contains voices and visions that acknowledge our past, feed our present and guide the direction of our future. "I was musing on Singapore in all its affluent glory still having shrines for the dead on every street corner during 'The Festival of the Hungry Ghosts'. Then I was musing on how the socially mobile of modern western society eschew death rites and grieving in the name of 'holding it together' and being progressive. I thought of which civilisations are falling and which are rising again, and wondered whether acknowledging death and the ancestors is a vital part of maintaining personal identity and our place in society. I remember how my grieving father mourned for all the information he had relied on his deceased wife remembering; information which was now lost. I recalled Michael Crichton's words 'If you don't know (your family's) history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.' Then I thought maybe someone should write about the cults of the ancestors and death, perhaps an anthology, perhaps cross relate experiences of loss to personal spirituality and magick and history. I know that years of working with the dead in the name of art and spirituality, didn't prepare me for the death of my mother. What helped me was the advice of someone from a long tradition of working with the ancestors. I think that collecting the experiences of spiritual practitioners in their working with grief and death is part of a living and necessary tradition that will give respect to the dead and strength, identity and support to our own personal spirituality.' "

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15. A Face to My Name, Vol. III, First Edition - Sheri McNeil Savory

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This is one volume of many found in the A Face to My Name Collection. New generations of Genealogists analyze DNA evidence and the origins of the Gist, McNeil and related families. Y - DNA results for McNeil test subjects illuminate the relationship between Barra and Argyll Scotland Clans while identifying roots of Colonists in America. An extensive study of the American Gist Y - DNA identifies multiple lines while answering questions asked after the "Dorsey" book. Since Christopher Gist set foot on Maryland shores in 1679, many have been curious as to his connection to all of the English and American Gist, Guess, Guest lines. Blood ties to royalty through the Houses of Tudor, Stewart, Howard, Guise and related families enlighten descendants about their lost heritage. Illegitimate children of the English monarchs reveal startling truths and a family history concealed from the world for generations. Follow the trail of the family of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad, as their Gist/Guest/Guess connection is examined. A unique collection of census, land and military documents provides researchers with data necessary to unlock hidden truths about their American Gist, Guess, Guest and related families of NC, SC, KY, TN, AR, AL, GA, and TX. Come on an adventure, and touch the Holy Grail of research through these new techniques while learning how to trace your own genealogy. Many stand shocked and amazed as they see what the "face to their name" looks like.

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16. A Family Haggadah II - Shoshana Silberman

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17. A Family Haggadah II - Shoshana Silberman

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18. A Freedom Bought with Blood African American War Literature from the Civil War to World War II (Large Print 16pt) - Jennifer C. James

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In the first comprehensive study of African American war literature, Jennifer James analyzes fiction, poetry, autobiography, and histories about the major wars waged before the desegregation of the U.S. military in 1948. Examining literature about the Civil War, the Spanish-American Wars, World War I, and World War II, James introduces a range of rare and understudied texts by writers such as Victor Daly, F. Grant Gilmore, William Gardner Smith, and Susie King Taylor. She argues that works by these as well as canonical writers such as William Wells Brown, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Gwendolyn Brooks mark a distinctive contribution to African American letters. In establishing African American war literature as a long-standing literary genre in its own right, James also considers the ways in which this writing, centered as it is on moments of national crisis, complicated debates about black identity and African Americans' claims to citizenship. In a provocative assessment, James argues that the very ambivalence over the use of violence as a political instrument defines African American war writing and creates a compelling, contradictory body of literature that defies easy summary.

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19. A Game as Old as Empire The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption (Large Print 16pt) - Steven Hiatt

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John Perkins links his experiences to new revelations that expose the drive for empire that lies behind the rhetoric of globalization....Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign ''aid'' organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

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20. A Kick in the Attitude An Energizing Approach to Recharge Your Team, Work, and Life (Large Print 16pt) - Sam Glenn

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A Kick in the Attitude describes the concrete, proven principles that will put focus and vigor back into your life and work. It gives you the tools you need to revive your attitude with passion and purpose - to make your attitude work for you rather than against you. This is a simple, straightforward guide that will let you convert adversity into new directions and new opportunities; improve your productivity and teamwork in the office; and bring passion and confidence to everything you do in life. Featuring eighteen principles for living and working with enthusiasm and positivity - this is just the kick-in-the-pants we all need.

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