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Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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The life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer

Rian, November 13, 2009

i actually read a really great first edition from 1950. the title says it all. this is an excellent book about an unbelievable man. I look forward to reading other books about gandhi but this was certainly a good place to start.
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The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
The Evolution of God

Rian, November 13, 2009

for me this book served as a nice introduction, primarily to the history of god as told by the abrahamic religions. beginning with the time prior to the old testament up until the time of muhammad. also provides an interesting perspective on todays form of religions.
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American Mania: When More Is Not Enough by Peter C Whybrow
American Mania: When More Is Not Enough

Rian, November 13, 2009

one of the more interesting aspects of this book are the comparisons between the "actual" teachings of adam smith and the way they are misunderstood today.

"... in our economic philosophy we ignore what we know about human behavior and adhere tenaciously to a dangerous misreading of adam smith's prescription for a sustainable civil society. we persist in promoting the self-interest and competition of the marketplace, not as the valuable too that it is, but as an end in itself - as an ideology."
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Next Economy by Paul Hawken

Rian, November 13, 2009

paul hawken gave the commencement speech at my brothers college graduation last year and i was very impressed by his knowledge and perspective on the world. the title of this book seemed appropriate even though it was written in 1983, in fact it might be even more relevant today than when it was written. it is amazing the ideas that were talked about back then that are still being talked about today because of the lack of progress we have made. this is an excellent read!
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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Rian, November 13, 2009

i really enjoyed this book! very well written and entertaining! i can say that i learned quite a lot about being an urban farmer but as much respect as i have for them i am not sure it is completely for me. growing vegetables, sure. raising animals, not so much.
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