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11 LIVES: STORIES FROM PALESTINE

11 LIVES: STORIES FROM PALESTINE

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Written by the refugees themselves, this highly original anthology of Palestinians forced to live outside their homeland brings together stories of what it means to be exiled, reflections on the events that led to being displaced, and the raw experience of daily life in a camp.

The 11 lives given voice here are unique, each an expression of the myriad displacements that war and occupation have forced upon Palestinians since the Nakba of 1948. At the same time, they form a collective testament of a people driven from their homes and land by colonial occupation. Each story is singular; and each tells the story of all Palestinians.

As Edward Said argued in 1984, the object of Israel's colonial warfare is not only material-seeking to minimise Palestinian existence as such--but is also a narrative project that aims to obliterate Palestinian history "as possessed of a coherent narrative direction pointed towards self-determination."

In these pages, Palestinian refugees narrate their own histories. The product of a creative-writing workshop organized by the Institute for Palestine Studies in Lebanon, 11 Lives tells of children's adventures in the alleyways of refugee camps, of teenage martyrs and ghosts next-door, of an UNRWA teacher's dismay at the shallowness of her colleagues, and of the love, labour, and land that form the threads of a red keffiyeh.

What unites these 11 stories is "the inadmissible existence of the Palestinian people" highlighted by Said. Their words persist, as one contributor writes, "between the Nakba and the Naksa, throughout defeats and massacres, love affairs and revolutions." The stories of Palestinians in exile are also open-ended, and will continue to reverberate across borders until Palestine is free.


With contributions by: Nadia Fahed, Intisar Hajaj, Yafa Talal El-Masri, Youssef Naanaa, Ruba Rahme, Hanin Mohammad Rashid, Mira Sidawi, Wedad Taha, Salem Yassin, Taha Younis, Mahmoud Mohammad Zeidan


Co-published with the Institute of Palestine Studies.

20 Day Trips in and Around the Shawnee National Forest

20 Day Trips in and Around the Shawnee National Forest

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One of the unique and most scenic treasures in the Midwest, the Shawnee National Forest spans more than 279,000 acres deep in southern Illinois. The natural beauty, stunning vistas, and diverse flora and fauna of this picturesque region invite exploration by all who love nature. This easy-to-use guidebook highlights 20 exciting day or weekend trips within and near the Shawnee National Forest, making it easy to take advantage of the forest's myriad opportunities for outdoor recreational activity.

Intended for those without extensive hiking or camping experience, the guide provides all of the information necessary to safely and proficiently explore all the forest has to offer. Entertaining narratives describe each journey in vivid detail, offering advice on needed supplies, pointing out shortcuts, and spotlighting not-to-miss views. Entries also include thorough directions, GPS coordinates, trail difficulty ratings, landform descriptions, exact distances between points, and a list of available facilities at each location.

From biking and bird watching to hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing, the Shawnee National Forest is home to an abundance of possibilities for outdoor fun. With this practical guide in hand, adventure seekers and nature lovers alike can make the most of southern Illinois's own natural treasure.

Best Travel Guide of the Year by Booklist, 2013

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the world's most innovative thinkers explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment--now updated with new material.

"Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century."--Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war or ecological catastrophe? What do we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? How should we prepare our children for the future?

21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari untangles political, technological, social, and existential issues and offers advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? Why is liberal democracy in crisis?

Harari's unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.

399 games, puzzles & trivia challenges specially designed to keep your brain young

399 games, puzzles & trivia challenges specially designed to keep your brain young

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Cross-train your brain. All it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day of playing the right games. (It's fun.)

Exercising your brain is like exercising your body--with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. Organized on an increasing scale of difficulty from "Warm-up" to "Merciless," here are 399 puzzles, trivia quizzes, brainteasers, and word game that are both fun and engaging to play, and are expertly designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process of rejuvenating the brain by growing new brain cells.

Target Six Key Cognitive Functions:

1. Long-Term Memory. 2. Working Memory. 3. Executive Functioning. 4. Attention to Detail. 5. Multitasking. 6. Processing Speed.

4  Plays  by  William  Inge:  Come  Back,  Little  Sheba;  Picnic;  Bus  Stop;  The  Dark  at  the  Top  of  the  Stairs

4 Plays by William Inge: Come Back, Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus Stop; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

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1st edition thus; dust jacket protected; edges lightly worn; rear cover toned and lightly soiled; maroon cloth spine over tan cloth; former owner's name in ink on front pastedown; binding good; text clean. G+/G

5 Pillars Facilitator Guide to Developing the Young, Black, Gifted Mind

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50 LGBTQI+ who changed the World

50 LGBTQI+ who changed the World

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The graphic beauty of the book makes you want to come back to it regularly.


Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)

Alan Turing (1912 - 1954)

Tom of Finland (1920 - 1991)

Edith Windsor (1929 - 2017)

Harvey Milk (1930 - 1978)

Barbara Gittings (1932 - 2007)

Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992)

Renée Richards (1934 - present)

Nancy Cárdenas (1934 - 1994)

Larry Kramer (1935 - 2020)

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (1940 - present)

Craig Rodwell (1940 - 1993)

Armistead Maupin (1944 - present)

Marsha P. Johnson (1945 - 1992)

Brenda Howard (1946 - 2005)

Jean Le Bitoux (1948 - 2010)

Pedro Almodóvar (1949 - present)

Michael Cashman (1950 - present)

Sylvia Rivera (1951 - 2002)

Peter Tatchell (1952 - present)

Judith Butler (1956 - present)

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera (1956 - present)

Martina Navratilova (1956 - present)

Simon Nkoli (1957 - 1998)

Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)

Chi Chia-wei (1958 - present)

Mark Ashton (1960 - 1987)

RuPaul (1960 - present)

Mary Bonauto (1961 - present)

Manvendra Singh Gohil (1965 - present)

Hida Viloria (1968 - present)

Bamby Salcedo (1969 - present)

Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah (1974 - present)

Xulhaz Mannan (1976 - 2016)

Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (1977 - present)

Nikolai Alekseev (1977 - present)

Yelena Grigoryeva (1979 - 2019)

Xiaogang Wei (1976 - present)

Georges Azzi (1979 - present)

Marielle Franco (1979 - 2018)

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera (1980 - present)

David Jay (1982 - present)

Linda Baumann (1982 - present)

Megan Rapinoe (1985 - present)

Elliot Page (1987 - present)

Hanne Gaby Odiele (1988 - present)

Olly Alexander (1990 - present)

Hande Kader (1993 - 2016)

Bouhdid Belhadi (1993 - present)

Aaron Rose Philip (2001 - present)

A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith
A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith
A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith

A Girl Surveyed: Drawings in Blue by William Scott with Five Poems by Edward Lucie-Smith

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London: Hanover Gallery, 1971. Accordion-bound paperback artist's book; gouache drawings by William Scott reproduced as part of the 1970-1970 series A Girl Surveyed exhibited at the Hanover Gallery, March-April 1971; fifty copies were numbered and signed - this copy is not numbered or signed. Light smudges on covers; spine creased; interior clean and bright. G

A  System  of  Architectural  Ornament,  According  with  a  Philosophy  of  Man's  Powers
A  System  of  Architectural  Ornament,  According  with  a  Philosophy  of  Man's  Powers
A  System  of  Architectural  Ornament,  According  with  a  Philosophy  of  Man's  Powers
A  System  of  Architectural  Ornament,  According  with  a  Philosophy  of  Man's  Powers
A  System  of  Architectural  Ornament,  According  with  a  Philosophy  of  Man's  Powers
A  System  of  Architectural  Ornament,  According  with  a  Philosophy  of  Man's  Powers
A  System  of  Architectural  Ornament,  According  with  a  Philosophy  of  Man's  Powers

A System of Architectural Ornament, According with a Philosophy of Man's Powers

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Eakins Press, 1967 (originally published in 1922). Designed by Edith McKeon, printed by Meriden Gravure, intro by Ada Louise Huxtable.  Paperback in dust wrapper with intact $3.95 price. Spine covering faded, edges lightly worn wth some chips; text clean. G

A Face From Uranus

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It's 1943. As World War II commands the world's stage, nine-teen year old Tedd Burr struggles with his own private battle-gender identity. After receiving a draft notice, Tedd reaches out in desperation to Henry Bellamann, author of the best-selling 1940 novel Kings Row, for advice. Tedd imagines that the author who wrote sympathetically in his novel about a boy who was "too pretty for a boy" might be able to help him in some way. And he's right. Henry responds, initiating a warm correspondence that deepens into a relationship that lasts until Henry's death in 1945. This book publishes for the first time all the letters from Tedd and Henry's correspondence.