Seconds before Earth is demolished to make room for a galactic freeway, an earthman is saved by his friend. Together they journey through the galaxy.
The Seven Deadly Sins Today.
Fairlie relates the Seven Deadly sins to the central issues of contemporary life.
The House of the Spirits
The novel follows three generations of Trueba women—Clara, Blanca, and Alba—as they struggle to establish their independence from Esteban Trueba, the domineering family patriarch.
M. Esther Harding
Woman's Mysteries : Ancient & Modern (C. G. Jung Foundation Books)
A Psychological Interpretation of the Feminine Principle as Portrayed in Myth, Story, and Dreams
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Yolanda left this home in the early 1960s when, for political reasons, her parents immigrated to the United States with their four young daughters. When the political climate cooled down in the Dominican Republic, the girls were allowed to return to spend summers with their extended family.
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Between Two Islands : Dominican International Migration.
A study of Dominican migration, concerning the socio-economic background of new immigrants and the causes and consequences of their move to the United States.
Print & Online ‘98 to ‘07
2 articles from the Journal of Social Issues on assimilation and ethnic identity [we do not own]
Gives a fictionalized account of four sisters in the Dominican Republic under the dictatorship of General Trujillo.
Howard J Wiarda
Dictatorship and Development
The methods of control in Trujillo's Dominican Republic
Quisqueya LA Bella: The Dominican Republic in Historical and Cultural Perspective
An overview of the historical and cultural development of the Dominican Republic
"And Still I Rise," "Life Doesn't Frighten Me," and other autobiographical poems by Angelou in the Collected Poetry
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence.
The Handmaid's Tale
In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Women's Reality: An Emerging Female System in a White Male Society
How women see themselves, men, and the society in which they live
Simone de Beauvoir
The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to show women's place in the world and to postulate on the power of sexuality.
Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice or Emma
Comedies of manners, in which the characters move inside a restrictive code of conduct as they find romance.
What was the life of an eighteenth-century British genteel woman like? This lively book, based on letters, diaries, and account books of over one hundred middle class women, transforms our understanding of the position of women in Georgian England.
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys: The real story behind Peter Pan
J. M. Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Llewelyn Davies family, becoming their guardian and devoted surrogate father when they were orphaned.
Inventing wonderland : Victorian childhood as seen through the lives and fantasies of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, J.M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame, and A.A. Milne
The chapter on Barrie discusses Peter Pan, who in his refusal to grow up, mirrors his creator, James M. Barrie, an "emotional outsider" who idealized his mother, was unable to relate to women and compulsively played with other people's children.
The Interpretation of Dreams outlined Freud's theory of unconscious forces in the context of dream analysis. Introducing the id, the superego, and the ego, Freud advanced scientific understanding of the mind immeasurably by exposing motivations normally invisible to our consciousness.
Basic Freud : psychoanalytic thought for the twenty first century
A study of Freud's theory of the unconscious, explaining what he meant by the unconscious and looking at his teachings on the subject; exploring the repetition compulsion, and theories of sexual development, anxiety and guilt, defense mechanisms, dreams, and grief and mourning; and examining the unconscious aspects of the therapeutic relationship.
The Adventures of Augie March
Describes the life of Augie March, a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Depression, and his search for a career.
A collection of writings drawn from throughout the entire career of twentieth-century psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson, known for his work in developmental psychology.
Jenna Weissman Joselit
The wonders of America : reinventing Jewish culture, 1880-1950
Presents a study of Jewish American culture.
The Lonely Crowd, Revised edition: A Study of the Changing American Character
"This is a book about social character and about the differences in social character between men of different regions, eras, and groups."
Songs of Innocence and Experience
The Songs of Innocence and Experience dramatize the naive hopes and fears that inform the lives of children. Many of the poems draw attention to the positive aspects of natural human understanding prior to the corruption and distortion of experience.
Divine Love and Wisdom 1763 http://www.theisticscience.org/books/dlw/dlw.html
In Divine Love and Divine Wisdom (1788), which Blake annotated, Swedenborg expounds upon how the churches have hidden the Divine in the natural universe.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don't put out fires--they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury's vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal--a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad.
Recreates daily life in Victorian England, from urban slums to the estates of high society, with information on the physical, social, economic, and legal aspects of the era, from 1837 to 1901.
The Da Vinci Code
A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. Draws on the works of theologians, art historians, and other experts to explore the sources, ideas, and major themes of the novel "The Da Vinci Code."
Secrets of the Code
Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The story of two talented Jewish cousins--one a writer, the other an artist. At the beginning of WWII they collaborate and create comic book action heroes who battle Hitler and his minions. The novel reveals much about what happened to America in the middle of the twentieth century.
Superman : the complete history : the life and times of the Man of Steel
A history of Superman, from his origins in 1938 through his appearance in American Express commercials in 1998, looking at the manifestations of the Man of Steel in comic books, movies, radio and television shows, books, toys, and video games; and examining the transformations the hero has undergone over the years.
Jordan Raphael and Tom Spurgeon.
Stan Lee and the rise and fall of the American comic book
Traces the career of writer and editor Stan Lee, discussing how he helped promote comic books to popularity in the United States.
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Recreates the slaying of the Clutter family of Kansas, and the capture, trial, and execution of their murderers.
Edited by Suzanne Elizabeth Kender
Crime in America
A collection of articles on the topic of crime in the United States, examining statistics and current trends in criminal activity, the causes of high crime rates, and possible solutions to the problem.
Inside the Criminal Mind
In 1984, this groundbreaking book presented a chilling profile of the criminal mind that shattered long-held myths about the sources of and cures for crime. Now, with the benefit of twenty years' worth of additional knowledge and insight, Stanton Samenow offers a completely updated edition of his classic work.
Orson Scott Card
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.