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A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches

Martin Luther King Jr. - 1969
    King's best-known oration, "I Have a Dream, " his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam, " a compelling argument for ending the ongoing conflict. Each speech has an insightful introduction on the current relevance of Dr. King's words by such renowned defenders of civil rights as Rosa Parks, the Dalai Lama, and Ambassador Andrew Young, among others.

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Satyananda Saraswati - 1969
    Since it's first publication by the Bihar School of yoga in 1969 it has been reprinted thirteen times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by Yoga teachers and students of Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga within the International Yoga Movenet, and many other traditions as well.This comprehensive text provides clear illustrations. step by step directions and details of chakra awareness. It guides the practitioner or teacher from the simplest to the most advanced practices of hatha yoga system. A therapeutic index is provided for use by doctors and yoga therapists incorporating recent information from research into yoga. This edition successfully brings the exposition of yoga practices to the standard of a university text.

Betty Crocker's Cookbook

Betty Crocker - 1969
    Easier than ever to use, it's organized just he way you plan your meals - with meats and main dishes first. It's packed with know-how, show-how and how-to. More than 1500 recipes, 299 full-color photographs, cooking hints, shopping tips, charts, line drawings.

Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Flannery O'Connor - 1969
    At her death in 1964, O'Connor left behind a body of unpublished essays and lectures as well as a number of critical articles that had appeared in scattered publications during her too-short lifetime. The keen writings comprising Mystery and Manners, selected and edited by O'Connor's lifelong friends Sally and Robert Fitzgerald, are characterized by the directness and simplicity of the author's style, a fine-tuned wit, understated perspicacity, and profound faith.The book opens with "The King of the Birds," her famous account of raising peacocks at her home in Milledgeville, Georgia. Also included are: three essays on regional writing, including "The Fiction Writer and His Country" and "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction"; two pieces on teaching literature, including "Total Effect and the 8th Grade"; and four articles concerning the writer and religion, including "The Catholic Novel in the Protestant South." Essays such as "The Nature and Aim of Fiction" and "Writing Short Stories" are widely seen as gems.This bold and brilliant essay-collection is a must for all readers, writers, and students of contemporary American literature.

Levels of the Game

John McPhee - 1969
    McPhee provides a brilliant, stroke-by-stroke description while examining the backgrounds and attitudes which have molded the players' games.

On Death and Dying

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross - 1969
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.

Hope and Help for Your Nerves

Claire Weekes - 1969
    My heart beats too fast. My hands tremble and sweat. I feel like there's a weight on my chest. My stomach churns. I have terrible headaches. I can't sleep. Sometimes I can't even leave my house...These common symptoms of anxiety are "minor" only to the people who don't suffer from them. But to the millions they affect, these problems make the difference between a happy, healthy life and one of crippling fear and frustration.In Hope and Help for Your Nerves, Dr. Claire Weekes offers the results of years of experience treating real patients--including some who thought they'd never recover. With her simple, step-by-step guidance, you will learn how to understand and analyze your own symptoms of anxiety and find the power to conquer your fears for good.

Minus 148 Degrees

Art Davidson - 1969
    Plagued by doubts and cold, group tension and a crevasse tragedy, the expedition tackled McKinley in minimal hours of daylight and fierce storms. They were trapped at three different camps above 14,000 feet during a six-day blizzard and faced the ultimate low temperature of 148 F.Minus 148 is Art Davidson's stunning personal narrative, supplemented by diary excerpts from team members George Wichman, John Edwards, Dave Johnston, and Greg Blomberg. Davidson retells the team's fears and frictions and ultimate triumph with an honesty that has made this gripping survival story a mountaineering classic for over 40 years.

A World of My Own: The first ever non-stop solo round the world voyage

Robin Knox-Johnston - 1969
    Ten and a half months later Suhaili, paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception for Robin, who had become the first man to sail round the world non-stop single-handed.By every standard it was an incredible adventure, perhaps the last great uncomputerised journey left to man. Every hazard, every temptation to abandon the astounding voyage came Robin's way, from polluted water tanks, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lost self-steering gear and sheered off tiller, and all before the tiny ketch had fought her way to Cape Horn, the point of no return, the fearsome test of any seaman's nerve and determination.A World of My Own is Robin's gripping, uninhibited, moving account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. An instant bestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to be enthralled and inspired.

The Soccer War

Ryszard Kapuściński - 1969
    Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches—searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. The Soccer War is a singular work of journalism.

The Unexpected Universe

Loren Eiseley - 1969
    Scrupulous scholarship and magical prose are brought to bear on such diverse topics as seeds, the hieroglyphs on shells, lost tombs, the goddess Circe, city dumps, and Neanderthal man.

Passport to Magonia: On UFOs, Folklore, and Parallel Worlds

Jacques F. Vallée - 1969
    That long-out-of-print book--which discussed the most interesting reports of more than 1,000 apparently reliable witnessess--has become an underground classic and is now being reissued.

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

Simon Wiesenthal - 1969
    Haunted by the crimes in which he'd participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--& obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion & justice, silence & truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the war had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place?In this important book, 53 distinguished men & women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors & victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China & Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising, always thought provoking, The Sunflower will challenge you to define your beliefs about justice, compassion & responsibility.

Testimony Of Light: An extraordinary message of life after death

Helen Greaves - 1969
    This moving story, based on the communications Helen Greaves received telepathically from her deceased friend, is an inspiring testament to the enduring power of their friendship.

Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan

Richard Hittleman - 1969
    This is the Paperback version of the title "Richard Hittleman's Yoga 28 Day Exercise Plan" and has approximately 224 pages.

Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto

Vine Deloria Jr. - 1969
    race relations, federal bureaucracies, Christian churches, and social scientists. This book continues to be required reading for all Americans, whatever their special interest.

Night of the Grizzlies

Jack Olsen - 1969
    Jack Olsen's true account, traces the causes of the tragic night in August 1967 when two separate and unrelated campers, a distance apart, were savagely mangled and killed by enraged bears.

A Place in the Woods

Helen Hoover - 1969
    Well ensconced in their professional lives in Chicago, they made the decision to follow their dream of a simple existence, pulling up their stakes and plunging into the wilds of northern Minnesota.A Place in the Woods, first published in 1969, describes how the Hoovers gradually adapted to the rigors of wilderness survival, relating events that occurred prior to those Helen Hoover described in her bestselling The Girl of the Deer. This is a tale of starting out, of the pitfalls of beginning a new life -- one punctuated by near disasters but also by moments of rare beauty.A Place in the Woods is enlivened by warm, humorous anecdotes showing both the struggle and reward involved in joining this small community of rabbits, deer, and distant neighbors. This volume, now available in paperback for the first time, conveys the special joy of each small victory in the wilderness.

The Spotted Sphinx

Joy Adamson - 1969
    Its heroine is Pippa, an elegant, affectionate but enigmatic cheetah - the spotted sphinx."Mrs. Adamson is confirmed as one of the most remarkable women of her times... I believe The Spotted Sphinx to be her best book." - Derek Tangye, Sunday Telegraph"She has done it again! There is so much vital warmth in her narrative... Its pictorial record is superb." - Times Literary Supplement

The American Heritage Dictionary

American Heritage - 1969
    This all-new fourth edition of the best-selling classic continues that tradition with its clear and precise definitions, its expert usage guidance, and its wealth of illustrations. Newly updated to reflect our changing language, this revised edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary available today.* More than a thousand new entries for such terms as e-tailer, zine, bioreserve, chatroom, red card, domestic partner * More biographical and geographical entries than any other paperback, thoroughly updated for the new millennium* The most lavishly illustrated dictionary on the market -- with over 400 images* Expert usage guidance based on the American Heritage® Usage Panel* Regional notes from around the country* Hundreds of synonym lists, fascinating etymologies, and much more

Prints and Drawings of Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz - 1969
    "Death as a Friend," showing a man greeting his death as an old friend, with a hysterical mixture of joy and terror. "The People," in which a mother shields her offspring from phantoms of hate, poverty, and ignorance — and symbolizes woman as creator, begetter of the human race, link between past and future.These works represent the recurrent themes which most characterize the work of Käthe Kollwitz: social consciousness and a sense of the suffering of mankind, an urge to voice the basic maternal attitude, and a preoccupation with death. She has been called a propagandist, a crusader, yet her art is essentially apolitical. Her concern was not with partisan causes, but rather with universal rights.Fundamentally a dramatic artist, Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) brought to each of her works an uncanny ability to evoke human emotions through subtle gestures and facial expressions. The reactions of her characters were psychologically true primarily because she tested them on herself.The present collection contains 83 of Mrs. Kollwitz's finest works, including the last great print cycles: "The Weavers" of 1898; "The Peasant War" of 1908; "War" of 1925; and "Death" of 1935. These selections provide a full panorama of Mrs. Kollwitz's development as a master of the graphic techniques of etching, woodcutting and lithography. Over 69 of the illustrations have been rephotographed from the original works specially for this edition, and new techniques in photolithography and a larger format have resulted in reproductions that are as close as possible to the prints and drawings themselves.

Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters

John Steinbeck - 1969
    It was his way, he said, of "getting my mental arm in shape to pitch a good game."Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-handed pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the text of East of Eden. They touched on many subjects - story arguements, trial flights of workmanship, concern for his sons.Part autobiography, part writer's workshop, these letters offer an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck's creative process, and a fascinating glimpse of Steinbeck, the private man.

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

Farley Mowat - 1969
    Tired of everyday life ashore, Farley Mowat would find a sturdy boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, free as a bird. What he found was the worst boat in the world, and she nearly drove him mad. The Happy Adventure, despite all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers could do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine only worked when she felt like it. Typically, on her maiden voyage, with the engine stuck in reverse, she backed out of the harbour under full sail. And she sank, regularly.How Farley and a varied crew, including the intrepid lady who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous story. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a host of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a very funny book for readers of all ages.

The Nero Wolfe Cookbook

Rex Stout - 1969
    Spiced with quotes from memorable Nero Wolfe whodunits and photos that recall New York in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

Helen Keller

Margaret Davidson - 1969
    The bestselling biography of Helen Keller and how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, she learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.

Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village

Ronald Blythe - 1969
    Composed in the late 1960's, Blythe's volume paints a vivid picture of a community in which the vast changes of the twentieth century are matched by deep continuities of history, tradition, and nature.

A Child's Garden of Grass: The Official Handbook For Marijuana Users

Jack S. Margolis - 1969

Borges at Eighty: Conversations

Jorge Luis Borges - 1969
    His stories often read like thoughtful essays, his essays like poems, and his poems like brief narrations. Borges in conversation similarly transcends and transmutes our expectations of the ordinary colloquy. In the wide-ranging dialogues presented in this volume, the author's thoughts are evoked through the perceptive questioning of Willis Barnstone, John Coleman, Alastair Reid, Dick Cavett, and others. The resulting interplay between Borges and his interview2ers makes fascinating reading, revealing him as perhaps the premier conversationalist of our time. Borges chats intimately with his audience. "A crowd is an illusion... I am talking to you personally," he tells one group. Candor, wit, and humorous self-disparagement mark his responses, as do the Socratic qualities of profound yet amusing meditation and retort. "When I wake up," he informs us, "I wake to something worse. It's the astonishment of being myself." With the haunting resonance and structure of a fugue, the pervasive themes of Borges' works (or "exercises" as he chooses to call them) are woven throughout these evocative conversations. The nightmares, labyrinths, mazes, and mystic experiences that are part of Borges' creative mythology similarly loom large in his conversations. Revealed here are the interests that have continued to engage the writer-Old English and Old Norse sagas, his favorite authors (notably Whitman, Poe, and Emerson), the Kabbalah-as well as his feeling of what it is like to be blind, and now, in his eighties, his thoughts on death. A dozen of Borges' poems are reproduced, both in Spanish and in English translation, followed by remarks on how he came to write them and what they mean. Willis Barnstone's remarkable photographs complete the sensitive word portrait that emerges in Borges at Eighty: Conversations.

The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelée Disaster: May 7, 1902

Gordon Thomas - 1969
    This book reveals the story of a city engulfed in flames and plunged into terrifying darkness.

Open Horizons

Sigurd F. Olson - 1969
    Throughout, Olson makes a compelling case for preserving the wilderness. He puts forth his own life as an example of how nature can have a spiritual effect on the human soul, and proposes diligence on behalf of those who fight to conserve our forests, wetlands, and dunes.

My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coretta Scott King - 1969
    Introduction by the author's children, Bernice, Dexter, Martin, and Yolanda King. 16-page photo insert.

The State In Capitalist Society

Ralph Miliband - 1969
    Demonstrating that capitalist control of the state was so comprehensive that partial reforms were impossible, this reference attempts to explain how society has managed to evade socialism, exploring how its claims have failed to persuade many intellectuals and the potential benefactors of an alternative order. Reviewing the influence of economic elites and the dominant class, this study also probes the states claims to legitimacy, defines the purpose and role of governments, and analyzes the concepts of reform and repression. Depicting how the state reemerged from behind the mystifications of the political system and its behavior to become the central theme of political studies, this radical and philosophical investigation combines a political appeal with thorough, detailed scholarship. A discussion of servants of the state and the concept of imperfect competition are also included.

The Movies, Mr. Griffith, And Me

Lillian Gish - 1969

Looking Forward

Kenneth S. Keyes Jr. - 1969
    After an introductory section that discusses the "Thingsthat Shape Your Future." you will explore the whys and wherefores of the unfamiliar, alarming, butexciting world of a hundred years from now.ContentsAcknowledgmentsPart I. THINGS THAT SHAPE OUR FUTURE1. The Leap from the Jungle2. The Confusion of Our Times3. Predicting the Future4. Our Values Chart Our Course5. The Scientific Method6. Cybernated Technology7. Away We Go!Part II. A PROJECTION OF OUR FUTURE8. At Home in the Twenty-first Century9. A Multi-Dimensional Life10. Designing the New Generation11. A Visit to Corcen12. The Cultural Center13. The Cybernated Industrial Complex14. The Limitless Frontiers of Space15. The New PersonalityPart III. LOOKING FORWARD16.Education for Change

The Revolt of the Black Athlete

Harry Edwards - 1969
    This Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Harry Edwards's classic of activist scholarship arrives even as a new generation engages with the issues he explored. Edwards's new introduction and afterword revisit the revolts by athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. At the same time, he engages with the struggles of a present still rife with racism, double-standards, and economic injustice. Again relating the rebellion of black athletes to a larger spirit of revolt among black citizens, Edwards moves his story forward to our era of protests, boycotts, and the dramatic politicization of athletes by Black Lives Matter. Incisive yet ultimately hopeful, The Revolt of the Black Athlete is the still-essential study of the conflicts at the interface of sport, race, and society.

The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway

William Goldman - 1969
    Author Goldman, a staunch homophobe, analyzes Broadway from the perspective of the audiences, playwrights, critics, producers and actors. "A loose-limbed, gossipy, insider, savvy, nuts-and-bolts report on the annual search for the winning numbers that is now big-time American commercial theatre." Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

The Kingdom of the Cults: The Definitive Work on the Subject

Walter Martin - 1969
    This comprehensive new edition of the leading book on cults will equip you--no matter your background--to understand and use biblical truth to counter false religions, including many that masquerade as mainstream Christianity. Reflecting the developments in cults and world religions in recent years, this edition, updated by expert Jill Martin Rische (daughter of Walter Martin), gives you the authoritative information you need to know. As our culture becomes less and less outwardly Christian, awareness of the belief systems of those around us has never been more vital. Readable and reliable for everyone, whether you're a teacher, a pastor, or a regular church attender, The Kingdom of the Cults remains the go-to reference book on this crucial topic.

12 Million Black Voices

Richard Wright - 1969
    The photographs include works by such giants as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein. From crowded, rundown farm shacks to Harlem storefront churches, the photos depict the lives of black people in 1930s America—their misery and weariness under rural poverty, their spiritual strength, and their lives in northern ghettos. Wright's accompanying text eloquently narrates the story of these 90 pictures and delivers a powerful commentary on the origins and history of black oppression in this country. Also included are new prefaces by Douglas Brinkley, Noel Ignatiev, and Michael Eric Dyson. "Among all the works of Wright, 12 Million Black Voices stands out as a work of poetry, ... passion, ... and of love."—David Bradley "A more eloquent statement of its kind could hardly have been devised."—The New York Times Book Review

The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs - 1969
    Burroughs at work, attacking our traditional values, condemning what he calls "the American nightmare," and expressing his often barbed views on Scientology, the police, orgone therapy, history, women, writing, politics, sex, drugs, and death. His conversation splices images of death-by-hanging with elevators and airports, the story of his drug addiction and cure with ideas on the use of hieroglyphs.

Animals You Will Never Forget: 72 True Stories from the Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest Association - 1969

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas & Yucatan, Vol 2

John Lloyd Stephens - 1969
    At one time we stopped to cut away branches and vines which concealed the face of a monument, and then to dig around and bring to light a fragment, a sculptured corner of which protruded from the earth. I leaned over with breathless anxiety while the Indians worked, and an eye, an ear, a foot, or a hand was disentombed."Few explorers have had the experience of uncovering a civilization almost entirely unknown to the world. But Stephen's two expeditions to Mexico and Central America in 1839 and 1841 yielded the first solid information on the culture of the Maya Indians. In this work, and in his other masterpiece Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, he tells the story of his travels to some 50 ruined Mayan cities.In this book, he describes the excitement of exploring the magnificent ruined cities of Copan and Palenque, and his briefer excursions to Quirigua, Patinamit, Utatlan, Gueguetenango, Ocosingo, and Uxmal. For all these cities, his details are so accurate that more recent explorers used the book as a Baedeker to locate ruins forgotten by even the Indians.In addition to being a great book on archaeological discovery, Stephen's work is also a great travel book. Telling of journeying by mule back on narrow paths over unimaginable deep ravines, through sloughs of mud and jungles of heavy vegetation, describing dangers of robbery, revolution, fever, mosquitoes and more exotic insects, Stephen's narrative remains penetrating and alive. His account of his attempt to buy Copan for $50 is told with the adroitness of a Mark Twain, and his descriptions of Indian life — primitive villages a few miles from the ruins, burials, treatment of the sick, customs, amusements, etc. — never lose their interest.Frederick Catherwood's illustrations virtually double the appeal of the book. Highly exact, remarkably realistic drawings show overall views, ground plans of the cities, elevations of palaces and temples, free-standing sculpture, carved hieroglyphics, stucco bas-reliefs, small clay figures, and interior details.

A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms

Richard A. Lanham - 1969
    With a unique combination of alphabetical and descriptive lists, it provides in one convenient, accessible volume all the rhetorical terms—mostly Greek and Latin—that students of Western literature and rhetoric are likely to come across in their reading or to find useful in their writing. Now the Second Edition offers new features that will make it still more useful:—A completely revised alphabetical listing that defines nearly 1,000 terms used by scholars of formal rhetoric from classical Greece to the present day.—A revised system of cross-references between terms.—Many new examples and new, extended entries for central terms.—A revised Terms-by-Type listing to identify unknown terms.—A new typographical design for easier access.

The Lady and the Sharks

Eugenie Clark - 1969
    When people ask Dr. Eugenie Clark what they should do when they see a big shark underwater, she responds... "if it's over 40 feet long and has spots, jump on its back and get the ride of your life."


William Service - 1969
    I, more careful, attribute to him the keenest appetite to find things out.” The same might be said of Service himself. His Owl is less the result of wisdom than of a keen if bemused curiosity. No man can know all about a bird, especially a screech owl who possesses, as the book jacket puts it, the proportions of a beer can and the personality of a bank president. But a year of open-minded daily contact with such a creature is bound to lead to something, and in this case it has led to one of the most elegant and perceptive pieces of nature writing since T. H. White fell in with a goshawk.

Spirit of Place

Lawrence Durrell - 1969
    This edition, edited by Durrell's friend and bibliographer Alan C. Thomas, comprises letters spanning thirty years, excerpts from his first two novels (neither available in the U.S.), short fiction, and travel essays. "My books are always about living in places, not just rushing through them.... the important determinant of any culture is after all -- the spirit of place".

Riding Logic: Transform Riding Skills to Art on Horseback with Classical Lessons in Flatwork and Jumping

Wilhelm Müseler - 1969
    Updated with all new color photography of contemporary riders and horses, it includes details on training the rider, schooling the horse, cross-country riding, dressage exercises, and jumping techniques. It expertly provides a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and concisely lays down rules and guidelines that are as applicable today as when the book was written more than 70 years ago. Beginners and experts alike will find the instructions easy to follow and will benefit from the essential theoretical background provided here but so often overlooked in modern riding.

Streets for People: A Primer for Americans

Bernard Rudofsky - 1969
    Although "environmental studies" are the rage of the day, planners have been unable to arrest the disintegration of urban America; architects have often speeded it. STREETS FOR PEOPLE helps the reader to understand where things went wrong. For Americans are stubbornly putting their faith in projects and budgets with never a thought of exercising their individual duties as city dwellers. It never occurs to them that a town is not the result of a design program but the reflection of the inhabitants' way of life.So far, the street, the very lifeline of urban civilization, has not even come in for scrutiny. People have let their cities' streets degenerate into highways, indifferent to the cost in human dignity and happiness which this entails. To make the reader realize the wretchedness of his native habitat, the author introduces him to the unexplored world of civilized streets by means of examples from a dozen countries. Italy yields the greatest variety; just as her towns have always counted among the glories of man's enterprise, her pedestrian street is the touchstone of urbanity. By discovering its amenities, the reader may feel he has been cheated out of pleasures he has never known or suspected.For instructions and entertainment the author throws in a short cultural history of the street. He discusses the fine art of walking and other performing arts; street theater and street concerts of the past and present; the prevalence of Italian street scenes in Shakespeare's plays; playgrounds in American cities; the covered street, a commodity desirable, indeed indispensable, in every kind of climate. Sidewalk cafes and outdoor restaurants are examined for their merits, and so are pubic fountains and urinals. A survey of the street's temporary attractions includes processions, parades, the inundation of streets and squares in Baroque Rome (for coolness and for the fun of it), American block parties, and the perennial charm of street decorations in Latin countries and in the Far East.Without proffering panaceas or theories, this admirably illustrated book opens new vistas to the reader that he will not be able to put out of his mind. STREETS FOR PEOPLE weighs his chances for a utopian U.S.A. where pedestrians will be safe from the hazards of traffic and from each other; where the street will be the great educator and entertainer; where everybody will enjoy privileges and pleasures that are taken for granted in most civilized countries.

Childhood Behind Barbed Wire

Bogdan Bartnikowski - 1969
    The author describes hunger, fear, loneliness and despair of children who were uprooted from the safe world of their childhood and left at the mercy of violence and death. Dry narration intensifies dramatic nature of depicted scenes.The camp experience is deeply engraved in Bartnikowski’s memory. He said in one of his interviews: “I wanted to throw it away, get rid of it. Forever! I started to write down my memories and memories of my friends. I hoped that once they had been written they would be gone. Unfortunately, it did not happen so…”.The polish version of 'Childhood Behind Barbed Wire' was first published in 1969.

The Kindness of Strangers

Salka Viertel - 1969
    Salka, an actress in Europe, now married to theater director Bertold Viertel, finds herself living in LA and becoming a scriptwriter. She befriends arriving emigres like Thomas Mann, Brecht and Franz Werfel. Her story turns dark with W2 and then the Blacklist.

An Introduction to the Logic of Marxism

George Novack - 1969
    It considers all phenomena in their development, in their transition from one state to another. And it is materialist, explaining the world as matter in motion that exists prior to and independently of human consciousness.

International Relations Between the Two World Wars, 1919 1939

Edward Hallett Carr - 1969

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

Martin Gardner - 1969
    Many of the puzzles are classics, while others are presented here for the first time. Ridiculous riddles, tantalizing teasers, intricate mazes, deceptive illusions, tricky questions, and a host of unusual word and picture puzzles offer young readers hours of challenging fun. Youngsters will love such intriguing mind-builders as The Maze of Minotaur, the Dime-and-Penny Switcheroo, Mr. Bushyhead's Problems, Knock, Knock…Who's There?, Mrs. Windbag's Gift, Find the Duck, Bee on the Nose, The Flatz Beer Goof, and many more.Compiled by noted puzzle expert Martin Gardner, this collection combines two books in one, providing a double helping of puzzle fun in one convenient volume. Richly illustrated with diagrams and hilarious drawings by Laszlo Kubinyi, this curious and comic collection is the perfect companion for car trips, parties and picnics, or long rainy days. Solutions are at the back of the book — but don't peek until you've given the puzzles a try!

The Italics Are Mine

Nina Berberova - 1969
    After the Revolution, and the persecution of intellectuals which followed, she was forced to flee to Paris, where she was to remain for 25 years. There she formed part of a group of literary Russian emigres that included Gorky, Bunin, Svetaeva, Nabokov and Akhmatova, and earned a precarious living as a journalist, barely surviving the hardship and poverty of exile. In 1950 she left France for the United States to begin a new life with no money and no knowledge of English. She is now a retired Professor of Russian Literature at Princeton, and has belatedly been acclaimed for the short novels she wrote in the 1930s and '40s.

101 Hikes in Southern California

Jerry Schad - 1969
    Covers the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 10 new hikes, with a greater emphasis on hiking opportunities in the fast-growing Ventura County and Inland Empire regions, and updated information for hikes from the first edition. For each trip you'll find all new maps, photos, the highlights of the trail, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance.

A New Foreign Policy For The United States

Hans J. Morgenthau - 1969

Enemies of the Permanent Things: Observations of Abnormity in Literature and Politics

Russell Kirk - 1969
    Enemies of the Permanent Things, first published in 1969, is the most significant extended meditation on culture and politics to come out of the rough and tumble of those years. It is an invaluable document, articulating the response of a critical witness to the radically anti-authoritarian turn taken by the intellectual elite in that destructive decade.

Kim; A Gift from Vietnam

Frank W. Chinnock - 1969
    True story of a couple's quest to adopt a Vietnamese orphan and the hurdles, red-tape and health issues they encountered.

The Unjust Society

Harold Cardinal - 1969
    They were outraged when the White Paper introduced by Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Jean Chretien a year later amounted to an assimilation program: the repeal of the Indian Act, the transfer of Indian affairs to the provinces, and the elimination of separate legal status for Native people.The Unjust Society, Cree leader Harold Cardinal's stinging rebuttal, was an immediate best-seller, and it remains one of the most important books ever published in Canada.Possessed of a wicked gift for satire, Cardinal summed up the government's approach as "The only good Indian is a non-Indian". He coined the term "buckskin curtain" to describe the barriers that indifference, ignorance, and bigotry had placed in the way of his people. He insisted on his right to remain "a red tile in the Canadian mosaic". Above all, he called for radical changes in policy on aboriginal rights, education, social programs, and economic development.The Unjust Society heralded a profound change in the political landscape. Thirty years later, however, the buckskin curtain has still not disappeared. Canada's First Nations continue their fight for justice. And Harold Cardinal's vision is as compelling and powerful as ever.

The Eighth Passenger: A Flight of Recollection and Discovery

Miles Tripp - 1969
    This is the story of a bomber crew in World War II, always accompanied by an eighth passenger - fear.

Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894

Leo Tolstoy - 1969
    F. Christian's editions of Tolstoy's Diaries and Letters, both in two volumes, are definitive. Volume 1 of the Diaries covers the years 1847-1894, and Volume 2 the years 1895-1910. Passages have been chosen to reflect Tolstoy's preoccupations as a writer - his views on his own work and that of others - and his development as a person and as a thinker. The passages also show his attitude to contemporary social problems, rural life, industrialisation, education, and later, to religious and spiritual questions.R. F. Christian has grouped the diary entries chronologically, introducing each period with a brief and informative summary of the main biographical details of Tolstoy's life. The result is something much more than source material for Tolstoy's life and thought, though it could hardly be richer in that respect, it is a unique, direct and unhindered portrait of a great man and a very great writer in the variegation of his everyday existence.'As a picture of the turbulent Russian world which Tolstoy inhabited these diaries are incomparable - the raw stuff not yet processed into art.' Anthony Burgess'Professor Christian's work, a fitting companion to his two-volume edition of the Letters, is an important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times'What Professor R. F. Christian has done is to provide us with a huge two-volume digest, punctiliously edited and translated . . . It is a model of scholarship, one of the most important books to be published in recent years.' A. N. Wilson, The Spectator'R. F. Christian's engagement for some fifteen years with (Tolstoy's) letters and diaries has been a notable service to the English-speaking public.' Henry Gifford, Times Literary Supplement

The Soul Of The Ape

Eugène N. Marais - 1969
    Early this century Eugène Marais, journalist, lawyer, poet and natural scientist, travelled to the wild Northern Transvaal and lived for three years at close quarters with a troop of chacma baboons.The Soul of the Ape is the record of his experiences and observations.Lost for forty years, the manuscript was only recently discovered and Robert Ardrey, who dedicated his African Genesis to Marais, believes that it 'presents better than any other book published thus far, the dawning humanity in the psyche of the higher primates.'The Soul of the Ape is both a rare personal document and a pioneering study of the primitive mind.

A Garden of Herbs

Eleanour Sinclair Rohde - 1969
    Most of the recipes are taken from old English herbals while the author adds many of her own 20th century creations.

Your Rugged Constitution: How America's House Of Freedom Is Planned And Built

Bruce Findlay - 1969

Challenge of the Congo

Kwame Nkrumah - 1969
    Challenge of the Congo Kwame Nkrumah First published in 1967, this book provides a contemporary account of Congo's recent history by one of the Heads of State most closely involved.

The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters: English Literary Life Since 1800

John Gross - 1969

Betrayal at the Vel D'Hiv

Claude Levy - 1969
    They had been rounded up for shipment to the German death camps, but they were not arrested by the Germans. That work was done, with alacrity and thoroughness, by the French police. This is the little-known story of those two fateful days, of a betrayal that today the French can scarcely believe.'"It began on July 16, 1942. The plot was part of "Operation Spring Wind." The result was the roundup, in one day, of 12,884 Jews living in France at the time of the German Occupation. Seized without warning, men, women, children, and old people, invalids too, were piled into buses and taken to a Paris sports arena, the Ve'lodrone D'Hiver, on the first stage of a journey toward death at Auschwitz.The story of this roundup of non-French Jews is told in Betrayal at the Vel d'Hiv with the ruthless economy of a documentary; the manhunt, the crowding of thousands of victims into the glassed cage of the arena, transportation of convoy after convoy from the Vel d'Hiv to Drancy and eventually to the "final solution".Wherever possible, the authors have quoted eyewitness accounts and transcribed documents. The contrast between the businesslike, clerical itemization of who is to be considered eligible for arrest and the moving personal stories creates a chilling picture of humanity overwhelmed by the bureaucracy of murder.Although there were Frenchmen who cared about and helped the hunted, the book in the main insists that we face terrible truths; the French police carried out the orders of the Germans with efficiency and without mercy. Many French citizens saw their neighbours taken away without batting an eye. The details build up convincingly until we come full circle and say, "No, it couldn't have happened." We know it happened. We feel it could not have. No one will read this book without reacting to it both with disbelief and with the horror that comes from believing."Illustrated with 16 pages of black & white photographs.

The Hudson River: A Natural and Unnatural History

Robert H. Boyle - 1969
    Studies the history, characteristics, and natural wildlife of the Hudson and the ways in which man has enriched or devastated the river.

The Roman Imperial Army

Graham Webster - 1969
    Graham Webster describes the Roman army's composition, frontier systems, camps and forts, activities in the field (including battle tactics, signaling, and medical services), and peacetime duties, as well as the army's overall influence in the Empire. First published in 1969, the work is corrected and expanded in this third edition, which includes new information from excavations and the findings of contemporary scholars. Hugh Elton provides an introduction surveying scholarship on the Roman army since the last edition of 1985.

Analyzing Children's Art

Rhoda Kellogg - 1969
    Kellogg renders a realistic account of children's art in a variety of media and demonstrates how and why their art develops over time. Incorporating ample visual examples and detailed analyses, this widely cited study provides the essentials to identifying cognitive development and educational needs evidenced in children's art.An indispensable guide for teachers and counselors specializing in early education, "Analyzing Children's Art" demonstrates how art plays an undeniably important role in a child's mental growth.Rhoda Kellogg (1898-1987), nursery school educator and collector of over one million children's drawings, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from Columbia University. Over half of her collection is archived in the Rhoda Kellogg Child Art Collection of the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association. In 1967, Kellogg published a groundbreaking archive of approximately 8,000 drawings by children from the ages of 20 to 40 months and thus became the first to publish an archive of early graphic expressions. As an author, Kellogg applies an in-depth classification system to children's art and emphasizes the development of formal design, which plays a critical role in relation to pictorialism.

Our Amazing World of Nature: It's Marvels & Mysteries

Reader's Digest Association - 1969
    58 naturalists and writers, including John George, John Steinbeck, Jacques Yves Cousteau, and others.

No Turning Back: Pursuing the Path of Christian Discipleship

Verwer George - 1969
    Yet today his message of peace hope love and forgiveness still resonates with people of all races nationalities educational and economic backgrounds. Some like what he said while others disagree with what he said. But almost everyone finds him intriguing. nbsp;The story of Jesus comes to us from four different authors Matthew Mark Luke and John written over a period of nearly seventy years. The message and uniqueness of Jesus remain the same but each author tells the story from his perspective and for his purpose. Some writers wrote more; others wrote less. nbsp;But what if we could read it as one single story from beginning to end This book does just that by combining the four reports of Jesusrsquo; life into a single chronological story.nbsp;Through this book you will take a new look at Jesus his life his miracles and his teachings and be able to come to your own conclusion about him.nbsp;Produced in cooperation with the International Bible Society.

The Feast of Fools: A Theological Essay on Festivity and Fantasy

Harvey Cox - 1969
    He evaluates both processes from a theological perspective, defining festivity as the capacity for genuine revelry & joyous celebration & defining fantasy as the faculty for envisioning radically alternative life situations. He asserts that both are vital to contemporary life & faith; both are a precondition for genuine social transformation. In a success & money-oriented society we need a rebirth of unapologetically unproductive festivity & expressive celebration. In an age that has quarantined parody & separated politics from imagination, we need a renaissance of social fantasy. It's been said that affluent Westerners have been gaining the whole world while losing their souls. In the face of this Cox affirms the necessity of a resurgence of hope, celebration, liberation & experimentation. The medieval Feast of Fools, from which he's taken his title, symbolizes both the problem & process. Centuries ago it provided an opportunity for the choirboy to play bishop & for serious townsfolk to mock the stately rituals of church & court. The eventual disappearance of the custom in the 16th century, unlamented if not welcomed by those in authority, illustrates the concerns of this controversial essay. Cox doesn't propose that a medieval practice should be revived. He does argue for a rebirth in our own cultural idiom of what was right & good about the Feast of Fools. It's likely that this book will become significant in wide circles. It speaks directly to such contemporary movements as the theology of hope, the rapidly disappearing radical theology & the theology of culture. For many it will provide a new perspective on the renewal of religious life & the secular search for religious experience. For others it will function as a window into the experimental laboratories of the "underground church." For everyone it's a refreshing encounter with a wholly new set of perceptive observations about the problems facing us.OvertureIntroductionFestivity : the ingredients -- Festivity and the death of God -- Fantasy : the ingredients -- Fantasy and religion -- Fantasy and utopia -- Mystics and militants -- Beyond radical theology -- A theology of juxtaposition -- Christ the harlequinCodaAppendixNotesIndex of Names

Textbook Of Radiology And Imaging

David Sutton - 1969
    The book is organized by body system and incorporates an integrated, multi-modality approach to radiological diagnosis. The emphasis in on the clinical effectiveness of contemporary imaging practice. The text is supported with abundant high-quality illustrations.Comprehensive overview of contemporary radiological practiceEmphasises a multi-modality approach to diagnosisHighly selective and current list of references for further investigationAbundant illustrations (almost 5,000 radiological images as well as many graphs and tables) clarify and enhance the text whenever appropriateIncreased coverage of mammography, radiology imaging of trauma, transplantation and oncologyAll chapters thoroughly revised, deleting obsolete techniquesApproximately 30% of the illustrations are brand newHighlights the latest technical advances in CT, MR, Ultrasound and radionuclide agents

The Moon of the Gray Wolves

Jean Craighead George - 1969
    Describes the experiences of a wolf pack in the Toklat Pass of Alaska during the November moon.

Personal Space: The Behavioral Basis of Design (Spectrum Books)

Robert Sommer - 1969

The Emergence of Man

John E. Pfeiffer - 1969
    From wilderness to metropolis in 15,000,000 years--the unfolding story of human evolution & the human condition, as revealed by new discoveries in archeology & primate behavior.

Too Long in the Bush

Len Beadell - 1969
    Hard to find edition.

Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

Nhã Ca - 1969
    As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people are dead. Mourning Headband for Hue tells the story of what happened during the fierce North Vietnamese offensive and is an unvarnished and riveting account of war as experienced by ordinary people caught up in the violence.

The Island

R.M. Lockley - 1969
    It was there that Ronald Lockley went as a young man, to study the tens of thousands of wild creatures that lived 'within the compass of one small plot of land surrounded by the sea'.

The Owl Pen Reader

Kenneth McNeill Wells - 1969
    The READER, which combines the four books in slightly abridged form, is published because the experiences it tells are forever and universally interesting and the writing imperishably fresh. It tells how a journalist and his artist wife gave up city living and bought for fifteen dollars a century-old shack that originally was built of massive timbers when trees were trees. The Wellses moved it to a quiet wilderness place, rebuilt it, named it "Owl Pen" and turned to the farming life.The OWL PEN READER tells of half a lifetime spent in the Canadian Eden: their brave quiet efforts at self-sufficiency, their learning to cope with a new world of ageless verities, their discovery that birds and animals are like persons. Kenneth Wells relates this intimate story in an easy narrative style that draws strength from its understatement and its simple reverence for day-to-day incident. Lucy Wells ornaments the account with beautiful wood engravings."

The Throwaway Children

Lisa Aversa Richette - 1969

What Wood Is That: A Manual of Wood Identification with 40 Actual Wood Specimens

Herbert L. Edlin - 1969
    Hardcover with dustjacket. A manual of wood identification with forty actual wood specimens, An essential book for any woodworker. Great idea, well written and well organized. The way that the 40 samples are bound into the book is ingenious.

Helping Yourself with Foot Reflexology

Mildred Carter - 1969
    This book will show you with pictures and charts, in a simple way, how to massage these areas to bring relief from pain and diseases." Outline of the 28 Chapters: 1) How reflexology works, 2) Guide to reflexology charts for the body, 3) The benefits of reflex massage, 4) Effective reflex and massage techniques, 5) Reflex massage of the toes, 6) Reflex techniques to the spine, 7) Massage of thyroid gland reflexes, 8) Reflexes to lungs and bronchial tubes, 9) How to handle stomach reflexes, 10) Reflexes to adrenal glands and kidneys, 11) Reflexes to pancreas and spleen, 12) How to handle reflexes for the liver, 13) Conditioning reflexes for the heart, 14) Solar plexus reflexes, 15) How to reflex the appendix and Ileocecal valve, 16) Reflexes on the small intestine, 17) Reflexes to the colon, 18) Reflex for the bladder, 19) Reflexes affecting sex glands and organs, 20) Reflexes to prostate gland, 21) Reflex relief for hemorrhoids, 22) Reflex to the sciatic nerve, 23) Reflexes to condition lymph glands, 24) How to condition reflexes for general rejuvenation, 25) How reflexology helps health of all glands, 26) Reflex tonics for overcoming fatigue, 27) How to have more "go-power" with reflexology, 28) How mental health can be improved with reflexology.

As Américas E a Civilização

Darcy Ribeiro - 1969
    But none has approached the question from Darcy Ribeiro's unique vantage point, for he has been both a theoretician (cultural anthropologist) and practicing politician (Minister of Education in Brazil under President João Goulart). Combining his practical political experiences with a vast knowledge of historical, cultural, and economic factors, The Americas and Civilization is unequaled as a comprehensive study of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere and their interrelationships.Professor Ribeiro divides the countries into three groups, determined by the makeup of their populations: the Witness Peoples, decendants of native Indians interbred with Europeans (e.g. Mexico); the Transplanted Peoples, all European immigrants (e.g. Argentina); and the New Peoples, descendants of native Indians interbred with Negroes and Iberians (e.g. Brazil). In Ribeiro's view, European colonization of the Americas totally destroyed the native cultures. The new cultures that arose were a response to both the distinctive traits of the colonizing country and its exploitative relationship to its colonies.In his probing of the reasons for cultural debasement and economic underdevelopment in Latin America, Professor Ribeiro makes a pioneer attempt to apply cultural evolutionary theory to modern problems. His provocative insights will be the subject of argument on both the right and the left for years to come.

The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton: Volume 3

Isaac Newton - 1969
    Ancillary documents include, in Part 1, papers on the integration of algebraic functions and, in Part 2, short texts dealing with geometry and simple harmonic motion in a cycloidal arc. Part 3 reproduces, from both manuscript versions of Newton's Lectiones Opticae and from his Waste Book, mathematical excerpts from his researches into light and the theory of lenses at this period. An appendix summarizes mathematical highlights in his contemporary correspondence.

Children's Games in Street and Playground: Chasing, Catching, Seeking, Hunting, Racing, Dueling, Exerting, Daring, Guessing, Acting, and Pretending

Iona Opie - 1969
    It reveals that the games children take pleasure in when out on their own are usually those learnt from each other - not from adults. They are games in which children may deliberately scare each other, ritually hurt each other, take foolish risks, play ten against one, and yet in which they consistenly observe their own sense of fair play. This volume explains in detail how a large number of street games are played, and gives the rhymes and sayings children repeat while playing them, together with their different regional names. It also contains notes on their individual histories, and compares apparently recently invented games with amusements in Elizabethan, medieval and even classical times, while numerous analogues from other countries indicate the extent of their distribution. Iona and Peter Opie have also written "The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes", "The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book", "The Oxford Book of Children's Verse", "The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren", "Classic Fairy Tales", "A Nursery Companion" and "The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse". Iona Opie is also the author of "The Singing Game" and "People in the Playground".

The Struggle For Mozambique

Eduardo Mondlane - 1969

The Land of Journeys' Ending

Mary Hunter Austin - 1969
    Mary Austin felt that way, so when she took an extended trip through an area of the American Southwest, she recorded her impressions in The Land of Journeys' Ending. This is no ordinary travel book and she was no ordinary tourist. Her book goes beyond the descriptions of flora and fauna of the land between the Colorado River and the Rio Grande. It also covers the history, culture and customs of the area. Austin includes not only figures from the past but people she met on the trip. While the book is now decades old, it is timeless and still valid. Humorously, in the author's preface to "The Land of Journeys' Ending" Austin said: ."if you find holes in my book that you could drive a car through, do not be too sure they were not left there for that express purpose." Her statement rings true today as much as it did back in 1924. Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

Beyond The Aspen Grove

Ann Zwinger - 1969
    There, 8,300 feet above sea level, summer is short and winter long and often harsh; it is a place where much of life exists on the margin. In good years the grasses are lush; in bad years, even the mice starve. But it is a land the Zwingers have lovingly explored and recorded, careful not to disrupt the balance of the land, the relationship of plant to animal and of each to its environment.These forty acres, called Constant Friendship after the Maryland land her ancestor settled in the early 1730s, are a place of all seasons, for even in winter there is a promise of spring, and in spring the foretaste of summer. The white of snow becomes the white of summer clouds, the resonant green of spruce becomes the green head of drake mallard ... here part of each season is contained in every other.In beautiful and simple language and with 80 illustrations, Beyond the Aspen Grove tells of meadow, lake, marsh and forest, of algae and dragonflies, of deer and jays that live in the thin clear air of the mountain world.

The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency 1811--20

J.B. Priestley - 1969
    an age that swung between extremes of elegance and refinement and the depths of sodden brutality. The central figure is the Prince Regent, Prinny, and though he sometimes appears as a gigantic spoilt child, he was famously good company and a notable patron of the arts. The author portrays the personalities of the giants of the romantic age - Byron, Shelley, Sheridan, Wordsworth, Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott; Davy Faraday and Macadam; Turner, Constable and Cotman - to name a few. It was an age of extravagance; an age marked by great eccentricities and prodigous jokes; the luddite riots; the Battles of Waterloo and Peterloo; the first waltzes and the first locomotives. J. B. Priestley, in his usual highly professional style, captured the era splendidly.

The Sound of Mountain Water

Wallace Stegner - 1969
    This collection is divided into two sections: the first features the eloquent sketches of the West's history and environment, directing our imagination to the sublime beauty of such places as San Juan and Glen Canyon; the concluding section examines the state of Western literature, of the mythical past versus the diminished present, and analyzes the difficulties facing any contemporary Western writer. The Sound of Mountain Water is at once a hymn to the Western landscape, an affirmation of the hope embodied therein, and a careful investigation to the West's complex legacy.

How To Live With A Cat

Margaret Cooper Gay - 1969
    We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts: The Library and the Young Adult

Margaret A. Edwards - 1969
    This centennial edition reproduces the original, with added insights by Betty Carter, an annotated list of all the Alex award-winning and nominated books, and more.

The Young United States, 1783-1830: A Time of Change and Growth, a Time of Learning Democracy, a Time of New Ways of Living, Thinking, and Doing

Edwin Tunis - 1969
    Describes the history, government, industries, schools, society, culture, and westward expansion during the first fifty years of United States independence.

I Was the Nuremberg Jailer

Burton C. Andrus - 1969
    Andrus, governor of Nuremberg Prison from May, 1945, to October, 1946.From the time they were assembled at an interrogation center until the end of their trial, it was Colonel Andrus' job to guard the twenty-one top war criminals and maintain the security of the tribunal that was deciding their fate. For eighteen months he worked among them at often stifling close quarters and talked with them almost every day. He saw all the facets of these men--depression, petulance, arrogance, and occasionally, courage and dignity. He saw them through their trial and walked with ten of them to the gallows as they went to their deaths. In writing this remarkable book, the author has drawn on literally thousands of confidential and unpublished documents. The drama of Goering's suicide is heightened by personal reminiscence and by the reproduction of his suicide note to Colonel Andrus. The exact circumstances of Goering's death, as well as the contents of a letter he wrote to General Eisenhower, are also disclosed for the first time.The thorny problems Colonel Andrus encountered in maintaining discipline, the feigned insanity of Hess, the vicious hysteria of Streicher, the self-pitying meekness of Ribbentrop, the prisoners' reactions to Nazi atrocity films, the doomed men's last Christmas and how they went to ther deaths--all are dealt with in vivid, exacting detail. Chilling, candid, and fully documented, "I Was the Nuremberg Jailer" adds the long-awaited final chapter to the history of the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

Especially at Christmas

Celestine Sibley - 1969
    During her many years as a newspaper writer, Celestine Sibley has made people her main concern, some disputable, some distinguished, some outrageous, but all inspiring; and at Christmas time she remembers them and the gifts they gave her. The gifts, in fact, are the people themselves and this is really the true meaning and spirit of Christmas.

Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane

John E. Unterecker - 1969

The Conquistadors

Hammond Innes - 1969
    Color PlatesForewordPart 1: Ferdinand & IsabellaPart 2: CortesPrelude to conquestThe march to MexicoThe AztecsThe enigma of MoctezumaDefeat & conquestPart 3: Pizarro The gold seekersExpeditions to the AndesThe IncasMassacre, gold & civil warPart 4: The aftermathAuthor's NotesAcknowledgments for IllustrationsIndexIndex of Maps

The Story Of The Blues

Paul Oliver - 1969
    Featuring more than two hundred vintage photographs and a new introduction by the author, the engaging, informative volume brings to life the African American singers and players who created this rich genre of music, as well as the settings and experiences that inspired them.

The Recollections Of Rifleman Bowlby

Alex Bowlby - 1969
    But instead of being used in the specialised role for which it had been trained, most of the battalion's vehicles were taken away on arrival, and the riflemen were told that they were to be used as ordinary infantry. Stripped of its hard core of regulars, the battalion suffered one disastrous defeat after another until its hard-won reputation fell in tatters. 'Quite extraordinary realism in this worm's eye view ... The sweating, slogging, frightened infantryman in conditions of extreme stress and horror. It is a book to bring a shiver to the most grizzled veteran.' Sunday Times