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Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee - 1975
    His doctors ordered him to discontinue the practice of martial arts and to remain in bed to allow his back heal. This was probably the most trying and dispiriting time in Bruce's life. He stayed in bed, virtually flat on his back for six months, but he couldn't keep his mind from working - the result of which is this book." Linda Lee "Jeet Kune Do, you see, has no definite lines or boundaries - only those you make yourself." Gilbert L Johnson

The One-Straw Revolution

Masanobu Fukuoka - 1975
    He joins the healing of the land to the process of purifying the human spirit and proposes a way of life and a way of farming in which such healing can take place.

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

Thich Nhat Hanh - 1975
    From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

Letters Home

Sylvia Plath - 1975
    The letters are addressed mainly to her mother, with whom she had an extremely close and confiding relationship, but there are also some to her brother Warren and her benefactress Mrs Prouty. Plath's energy, enthusiasm and her passionate tackling of life burst onto these pages, providing us with a vivid and intimate portrait of a woman who has come to be regarded as one of the greatest of twentieth-century poets. In addition to her capacity for domestic and writerly happiness, however, these letters also hint at Plath's potential for deep despair, which reached its crisis when she holed up in a London flat for the terrible winter of 1963.

Karate-Do: My Way of Life

Gichin Funakoshi - 1975
    Trained in the Confucian classics, he was a schoolteacher early in life, but after decades of study under the foremost masters, he gave up his livelihood to devote the rest of his life to the propagation of the Way of Karate. Under his guidance, techniques and nomenclature were refined and modernized, the spiritual essence was brought to the fore, and karate evolved into a true martial art.Various forms of empty-hand techniques have been practiced in Okinawa for centuries, but due to the lack of historical records, fancy often masquerades as fact. In telling of his own famous teachers-and not only of their mastery of technique but of the way they acted in critical situations-the author reveals what true karate is. The stories he tells about himself are no less instructive: his determination to continue the art, after having started it to improve his health; his perseverance in the face of difficulties, even of poverty; his strict observance of the way of life of the samurai; and the spirit of self-reliance that he carried into an old age kept healthy by his practice of Karate-do.


Bob Anderson - 1975
    Stretching has since sold over two million copies in the USA and has been published in 24 foreign editions worldwide. Now after twenty-one years and with many other books on the market, it has become the most widely-used and recommended book on stretching and its popularity continues to grow each year. The reasons for this may be the book's simple, user-friendly organization, the easy to follow individual stretches and principles, the ample line drawings by Jean Anderson, and the need for every body to stretch.

Appointment in Jerusalem

Lydia Prince - 1975
    In Lydia Prince's search for God and her life's purpose, she is led to Jerusalem where she learns the power of prayer and experiences many miracles of provision and protection.Lydia rescues a dying baby girl and then miraculously survives many dangers, including gunfire, siege, and barricades. She enters into her true appointment from God and, in the process, rescues scores of abandoned sick and orphaned children from disease and death. Discover how God can remarkably use those who trust Him

Wisdom of the Ages: A Modern Master Brings Eternal Truths into Everyday Life

Wayne W. Dyer - 1975
    Dyer has crafted a powerful collection of writings, poems, and sayings by some of the greatest thinkers of the past twentyfive centuries. In succinct original essays, Dyer sets out to explain the meaning and context of each piece of wisdom, and, most important, how we can actively apply these teachings to our modern lives. A beautiful and thoughtful gift, this book shows us a window to wisdom and a door to greatness.


Roland Huntford - 1975
    photos. Maps.

Steinbeck: A Life in Letters

John Steinbeck - 1975
    Opening with letters written during Steinbeck's early years in California, and closing with a 1968 note written in Sag Harbor, New York, Steinbeck: A Life in Letters reveals the inner thoughts and rough character of this American author as nothing else has and as nothing else ever will.

The Greatest: My Own Story

Richard Durham - 1975
    He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Ali redefined what it meant to be an athlete by giving hope to millions around the world and inspiring us all to fight for what is important to us.This is a multifaceted portrait of Muhammad Ali only he could render: sports legend; unapologetic anti-war advocate; outrageous showman and gracious goodwill ambassador; fighter, lover, poet, and provocateur; an irresistible force to be reckoned with.Who better to tell the tale than the man who went the distance living it?

Woodswoman I: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness

Anne LaBastille - 1975
    Here is the unusual story of a young wildlife ecologist who has done just that. When her marriage ended in divorce, Anne LaBastille bought twenty-two acres of virgin forest on a lonely lake in New York State's vast Adirondack Park, and there built the log cabin that has been her home ever since.

The Jim Corbett Omnibus, Volume 1

Jim Corbett - 1975
    Mostly alone, he would traverse the hills and jungles of India, hunting his quarry using blood trails, examining pug marks and following broken twigs and branches, often putting himself at risk. Later, he became a conservationist, taking up the cause of the endangered royal Bengal tiger.This comprehensive volume contains some of Jim Corbett’s best-known books and short stories, from The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, a gripping tale of a notorious leopard, to the fascinating stories in Man-eaters of Kumaon and The Temple Tiger. Showcasing Corbett’s acute awareness of jungle sights and sounds and enlivened by his descriptions of village life, this is a must-read for those interested in wildlife and tiger tales.

The Laugh of the Medusa

Hélène Cixous - 1975
    It is a strident critique of logocentrism and phallogocentrism, having much in common with Jacques Derrida's earlier thought. The essay also calls for an acknowledgment of universal bisexuality or polymorphous perversity, a precursor of queer theory's later emphases, and swiftly rejects many kinds of essentialism which were still common in Anglo-American feminism at the time. The essay also exemplifies Cixous's style of writing in that it is richly intertextual, making a wide range of literary allusions.(From Wikipedia)

The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Vol. One, 1888-1912

Virginia Woolf - 1975
    "Engagingly fresh and spontaneous as young Virginia's letters are...the excitement in this collection arises from [her] growing awareness of herself as a writer" (Chicago Sun-Times). Introduction by Nigel Nicolson; Index; photographs.

A Seventh Man

John Berger - 1975
    First published in 1975, this finely wrought exploration remains as urgent as ever, presenting a mode of living that pervades the countries of the West and yet is excluded from much of its culture.An account, through the photographs of Jean Mohr and the text of John Berger, of the gastarbeiter in Western Europe. This publication ties in the BBC's televising of a four part series, "Another Way of Telling: Views of Photography". The two have collaborated before on "A Fortunate Man".

Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death

Raymond A. Moody Jr. - 1975
    Originally published in 1975, it is the groundbreaking study of one hundred people who experienced “clinical death” and were revived, and who tell, in their own words, what lies beyond death.A smash bestseller that has sold more than thirteen million copies around the globe, Life After Life introduced us to concepts—including the bright light, the tunnel, the presence of loved ones waiting on the other side—that have become cultural memes today, and paved the way for modern bestsellers by Eben Alexander, Todd Burpo, Mary Neal, and Betty Eadie that have shaped countless readers notions about the end life and the meaning of death.

The House on Garibaldi Street

Isser Harel - 1975
    This is his account, revised and updated, with the real names and details of all Mossad personnel.

The Survival of the Bark Canoe

John McPhee - 1975
    The Survival of the Bark Canoe is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. It is a book squarely in the tradition of one written by the first tourist in these woods, Henry David Thoreau, whose The Maine Woods recounts similar journeys in similar vessel. As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the differing types of bark canoes, whose construction varied from tribe to tribe, according to custom and available materials. In a style as pure and as effortless as the waters of Maine and the glide of a canoe, John McPhee has written one of his most fascinating books, one in which his talents as a journalist are on brilliant display.

Bring on the Empty Horses

David Niven - 1975
    He recounts stories and anecdotes of the stars, producers, directors, tycoons and oddballs, many of whom were his friends.

The Unfair Advantage

Mark Donohue - 1975
    This new edition contains over 60 additional photographs and comments from people who worked and raced with Donohue during the 1960s and early 1970s.

The Nectar of Instruction

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda - 1975
    How to choose a guru, how to practice yoga, even where to live—you'll find it all in this invaluable work originally written in Sanskrit by Srila Rupa Goswami, the greatest spiritual genius of medieval India. Now translated and illuminated by Rupa Goswami's modern successor, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, "The Nectar of Instruction" is the key to enlightenment for all seekers on the path of spiritual perfection.

The Fight

Norman Mailer - 1975
    One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.” The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble. Observing them was Norman Mailer, a commentator of unparalleled energy, acumen, and audacity. Whether he is analyzing the fighters’ moves, interpreting their characters, or weighing their competing claims on the African and American souls, Mailer’s grasp of the titanic battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this book a masterpiece of the literature of sport.  Praise for The Fight  “Exquisitely refined and attenuated . . . [a] sensitive portrait of an extraordinary athlete and man, and a pugilistic drama fully as exciting as the reality on which it is based.”—The New York Times   “One of the defining texts of sports journalism. Not only does Mailer recall the violent combat with a scholar’s eye . . . he also makes the whole act of reporting seem as exciting as what’s occurring in the ring.”—GQ   “Stylistically, Mailer was the greatest boxing writer of all time.”—Chuck Klosterman, Esquire   “One of Mailer’s finest books.”—Louis Menand, The New Yorker Praise for Norman Mailer  “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”—The New York Times   “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”—The New Yorker   “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post   “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”—Life   “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The New York Review of Books   “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”—Chicago Tribune   “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post

The People's Almanac

David Wallechinsky - 1975
    It probes behind the facts to offer inside information as well as constant entertainment.

The Other Glass Teat

Harlan Ellison - 1975
     In the late 1960s and early 1970s, there were only three major television networks broadcasting original programs and news. And there was only one Harlan Ellison taking them all to task in a series of weekly essays he wrote for the countercultural, underground newspaper, the Los Angeles Free Press, a.k.a. "The Freep." For nearly four years, he channel surfed through the mire of ABC, CBS, and NBC, finding little of value but much to critique. No one offered a more astute analysis of the idiot box's influence on American culture, or its effects on the intelligence and psyche of viewers.The Other Glass Teat: Further Essays of Opinion on the Subject of Television collects Ellison's final fifty columns, presenting his thoughts on everything from dramas and sitcoms to game shows and roundtable discussions, unleashing his fury against sponsors, the nightly news, and the broadcasts of President Nixon--warning readers about the commander-in-chief's war against the media long before the Watergate scandal broke. As television has evolved into wireless streaming services and digital interactions on portable devices, Ellison's timeless rage against the machine has become prophecy. His plea to unplug is an even more necessary call to action in the face of the twenty-first century's media onslaught. Also available: The Glass Teat: Essays of Opinion on the Subject of Television

Lads Before the Wind: Diary of a Dolphin Trainer

Karen Pryor - 1975
    Lads Before the Wind is also the most readable book written on the new science of training and communicating with positive reinforcemnet.


Gerold Frank - 1975
    Here, in all her glory and turmoil, is the singer-actress whose performances in films like The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, A Star Is Born, and on concert tours enthralled audiences, a woman whose brazen and tender voice continues to captivate listeners decades after her death at age forty-seven.

Adventures in Prayer

Catherine Marshall - 1975
    She provides guidelines to prayer in its simplest form: asking help from a loving, heavenly Father. Adventures in Prayer will help readers rediscover prayer in the most basic form, understand how helplessness is the key to overcoming pride, and realize that God wants to make dreams come true. In eight personal entries, each followed by a prayer for practice, Catherine also includes specific teaching on relinquishment, praying in secret, and waiting. Anyone who has ever yearned for a vibrant prayer life will find this book packed with powerful insights and godly wisdom.

The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians

Brian Garfield - 1975
    The ensuing fifteen-month campaign, memorialised in John Huston's extraordinary documentary film, was 'the weirdest war ever waged': a terrible, elemental and always three-sided battle, between the Americans, the Japanese and the weather. Frozen puddies of oil could be lifted like boards. Servicement burned summer clothing for fuel. Aircrews flew amidst icy rain, driven upside-down by gales. The eventual liberation of the island of Attu was second only to Iwo Jima in the percentage of American casualties. Brian Garfield's book, never before published in the UK, is the definitive history of this 'Forgotten War'.

Walk When the Moon is Full

Frances Hamerstrom - 1975
    Their discoveries -- a doe and her yearling, a nest of baby owls -- are described month by month.

Lost Chicago

David Garrard Lowe - 1975
    Here too are the famous convention halls, parks, and racetracks of a great American city whose architectural treasures have been, and continue to be, recklessly squandered.Rare photographs and prints, many of them published here for the first time, document the transformative architectural achievements of such giants as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, John Wellburn Root, Daniel Burnham, William Holabird, and Frank Lloyd Wright. But this remarkable book is much more than a portfolio of now-vanished buildings; within its pages are evocative sketches of scores of Chicago personalities, from the world-famous (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, Ben Hecht, Jane Addams, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, and Gustavus Swift, to name just a few) to the locally notorious.

Three Essays on Universal Law: The Laws of Karma, Will, and Love

Michael A. Singer - 1975
    Yet man continues to live as though the various events happening to him throughout his life are random -- occurring only by "chance." This essay formally presents a Universal Law which not only incorporates all of the existing scientific laws, but also explains the underlying order which governs the conditions of our everyday lives. THE LAW OF WILL: Will power is a force nearer to us than any of the external forms of power which we utilize each day. Yet, from an analytical point of view, the power of will is perhaps the least understood. This essay constructs an unprecedented model of the will force which is used to answer questions such as: what will is, where it comes from, and how we manage to have control over this force. The analysis then turns to the age-old question of whether man really has "free will." THE LAW OF LOVE: Psychology and religion both stress that at the very essence of man's being is the yearning for love. But though we have all shared in love, very few people actually understand what is happening when love is felt, or what conditions determine the presence or absence of this force. In this essay a comprehensive model of the love force is constructd based upon the Eastern concept of the seven chakras. Around this model a thorough analysis is conducted which reveals the essential qualities of true love. This essay has been repeatedly praised as one of the clearest eplanations of what is actually going on inside when we "fall in love," as well as clearly explaining how we can consciously come into tune with this inner force.

The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano

Martin A. Gosch - 1975
    Gosch, this powerful inside chronicle is literally the "last testament" of America's most notorious gangster.

The Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removals 1813-1855

Gloria Jahoda - 1975
    She describes the violence, the wars, the meaningless treaties and political double-dealing that spread from Washington to the frontier. She portrays the suffering as thousands of Creeks, Choctaws, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Seminoles, Shawnees, Delawares, Senecas and members of other proud Native American nations perished from cold, hunger and white men's diseases. Here too are the monumental figures of the age, men of greed, hatred, honor and inspiration, including: Andrew Jackson, who created the policy and presided over its ruthless execution Sir St. George Gore, an Irish millionaire who, in slaughtering over 2,000 buffalo, helped speed the demise of the Native Americans newly arrived in the Great American Desert Sam Houston and Davy Crockett, former Indian fighters turned Indian advocates John Ross, the Cherokee statesman who represented his tribe before the United States government and later bitterly led his people out of Georgia Osceola, the brilliant military tactician and Seminole chief who gallantly waged war against Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor. History comes alive in the vivid prose and fluid anecdotal style of The Trail of Tears. It is a book that must be read by anyone interested in the evolution and development of America's history--and its destiny.

Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes - 1975
    "Barthes par Barthes is a genuinely post-modern autobiography, an innovation in the art of autobiography comparable in its theoretical implications for our understanding of autobiography to Sartre's The Words."--Hayden White, University of California


Robert K. Massie - 1975
    Journey is Robert and Suzanne Massie's memoir of raising their hemophiliac son in the 1950's, and the significant differences they found between the American and French healthcare systems.

Lost!: A Harrowing True Story of Disaster at Sea

Thomas Thompson - 1975
    The journey was expected to take a matter of weeks, but ten days into the cruise, the party encountered a freak storm off the coast of northern California. When gale-force winds and fifty-foot waves capsized their boat, the voyage became a nightmare.   For seventy-two days, the trio was lost at sea. Challenged by nature and compromised by a bitter rivalry, their courage and will to live was put to the ultimate test. Jim, the owner and skipper of the boat, was a devout fundamentalist whose recognition of God’s will in every event brought him into increasing conflict with his brother-in-law. As the two men battled to take control of a dire situation, Linda kept a secret that would lead to heartrending tragedy.

Henry Miller: The Paris Years

Brassaï - 1975
    Not the Paris of the guidebooks, but the City of Light's lurid backways and backwaters, the dens of vice where he could slough off the pale cast of American puritanism and embrace the hedonistic facts of life. The Parisian life of Miller was a turbulent quest for new sensations and avenues, a roisterous, slumming exploration of the soul. This world Miller shared with Brassai, one of the greatest photographers of our century. Miller and Brassai's friendship was a recognition of kindred spirits, born of mutual admiration for each other's tireless, restless fascination with Paris and its inhabitants. In Miller, Brassai found his most compelling subject. Using unpublished letters, recollected conversations, and references to Miller's work—and featuring sixteen unforgettable examples of Brassai's photography—"Henry Miller: The Paris Years" is an intimate account of a writer's self-discovery, seen through the unblinking eye of a master photographer. Brassai delves into Miller's relationships with Anais Nin and Lawrence Durrell, as well as his hopelessly tangled though wildly inspiring marriage to June. Brassai remembers Miller's favorite cafes and haunts, revives Miller's idols and anathemas, and evokes their shared passion for the street life of a Montparnasse and Montmartre captured, even during those depression years, in a dazzling moment of illumination.

Wilfred Owen: A New Biography

Dominic Hibberd - 1975
    Hibberd's new biography of the Great War's greatest poet, based on more than thirty years of wide-ranging research, brings new information and reinterpretation to virtually every phase of Owen's life--carefully guarded by family and friends after his death. Although Dominic Hibberd modestly says that his book 'is not, of course, definitive, ' it is hard to see how it could be improved upon. --Times Literary Supplement

The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual Of Survival And Manners

J.P. Donleavy - 1975
    It's most often found listed as nonfiction, however. A guide to social climbing and survival in the asphalt jungle as only Donleavy could write. Not for the easily offended and wonderfully about as non-politically correct as could be. Also rife with illustrations by the author. Humor, Literary Studies, Social Studies

Edith Wharton

R.W.B. Lewis - 1975
    This an American writer."--The New York Times Book Review.

Master of Spies: The Memoirs of General Frantisek Moravec

František Moravec - 1975

"What's Happening to Me?" A Guide to Puberty

Peter Mayle - 1975
    Discusses the mental and physical changes that take place during puberty.

Lucifer Exposed: The Devil’s Plan to Destroy Your Life

Derek Prince - 1975
    Satan attempts to seduce Christians from rising to their full potential and distract every human being from following God. Are you—or someone you know—struggling with abuse, pornography, addiction, gluttony, or other issues? Use the mighty spiritual warfare weapons revealed in this compelling book, and victory can be yours!

A Course in Phonetics

Peter Ladefoged - 1975
    Practicing what you have learned is easy with the CD-ROM that contains more than 4,000 audio files, including recordings of speech from southern and northern U.S. cities, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, New Zealand, other forms of English, and scores of other languages.

Reading the Landscape of America

May Theilgaard Watts - 1975
    She shows how to read the stories written in the land, interpreting the clues laid down by history, culture, and natural forces. A renowned teacher, writer and conservationist in her native Midwest, Watts studied with Henry Cowles, the pioneering American ecologist. She was the first to explain his theories of plant succesion to the general public. Her graceful, witty essays, with charming illustrations by the author, are still relevant and engaging today, as she invites us to see the world around us with fresh eyes.

Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior

Edward L. Deci - 1975
    The theories of that era reflected this belief and used it in an attempt to explain an increasing number of phenomena. It was not until the 1950s that it became irrefutably clear that much of human motivation is based not in these drives, but rather in a set of innate psychological needs. Their physiological basis is less understood; and as concepts, these needs lend themselves more easily to psycho- logical than to physiological theorizing. The convergence of evidence from a variety of scholarly efforts suggests that there are three such needs: self-determination, competence, and interpersonal relatedness. This book is primarily about self-determination and competence (with particular emphasis on the former), and about the processes and structures that relate to these needs. The need for interpersonal relat- edness, while no less important, remains to be explored, and the findings from those explorations will need to be integrated with the present theory to develop a broad, organismic theory of human motivation. Thus far, we have articulated self-determination theory, which is offered as a working theory-a theory in the making. To stimulate the research that will allow it to evolve further, we have stated self-determination theory in the form of minitheories that relate to more circumscribed domains, and we have developed paradigms for testing predictions from the various minitheories.

A Street in Marrakech: A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea - 1975
    As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and women's rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style. Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Azoy, Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577667209); Jordan, The Making of a Modern Kingdom: Globalization and Change in Saudi Arabia (ISBN 9781577667025); and Omidian, When Bamboo Bloom (ISBN 9781577667001).

The Nature of Man (Essence of Alan Watts 5)

Alan W. Watts - 1975

St. Seraphim of Sarov

Valentine Zander - 1975
    This book, constructed from personal accounts of the lives he influenced and by those who knew him, reveals St Seraphim's profound insight into the soul.

Joe Kaufman's How We are Born, How We Grow, How Our Bodies Work, and How We Learn

Joe Kaufman - 1975
    Introduces the parts of the body and their functions and discusses relevant topics such as health, heredity, dreams, and food.

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape

Susan Brownmiller - 1975
    In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance.Chosen by THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW as One of the Outstanding Books of the Year

Prison of Grass: Canada from a Native Point of View

Howard Adams - 1975
      In this new edition Howard Adams brings the latest statistics to bear on his arguments and provides a new Preface.

Kings and Queens of England

Antonia Fraser - 1975
    Includes genealogical tables, coats of arms, and royal heraldry.

Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors

Franz Kafka - 1975
    Collected after his death by his friend and literary executor Max Brod, here are more than two decades' worth of Franz Kafka's letters to the men and women with whom he maintained his closest personal relationships, from his years as a student in Prague in the early 1900s to his final months in the sanatorium near Vienna where he died in 1924.Sometimes surprisingly humorous, sometimes wrenchingly sad, they include charming notes to school friends; fascinating accounts to Brod about his work in its various stages of publication; correspondence with his publisher, Kurt Wolff, about manuscripts in progress, suggested book titles, type design, and late royalty statements; revealing exchanges with other young writers of the day, including Martin Buber and Felix Weltsch, on life, literature, and girls; and heartbreaking reports to his parents, sisters, and friends on the declining state of his health in the last months of his life.

The Joys of Beekeeping

Richard Taylor - 1975
    Book by Taylor, Richard

Biogeography: An Ecological And Evolutionary Approach

Peter D. Moore - 1975
    It offers excellent insight into the multi-disciplinary nature of biogeography, providing the student with a sound historical base, up-to-date factual content and a clear explanation of current controversies. New chapter on molecular evidence for the interpretation of patterns of biogeographyNew section on the biogeography of parasitic diseasesStrong use of references providing a platform for advanced students to follow further debate in the current literatureBalanced treatment of continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography

Ice Bird: The Classic Story of the First Single-Handed Voyage to Antarctica

David Lewis - 1975
    It is also a tale of human endurance, a testimony of one man's will to overcome almost anything and everything physical and psychological to stay alive.

Blood of My Blood (Picas, #7)

Richard Gambino - 1975
    Its data is presented with scholarly precision; yet the author's personalized style, which he peppers with autobiographical tidbits, makes it immensely readable. Unlike most books written by academics, this one compels the reader to feel as well as to know.

The I Hate Mathematics Book

Marilyn Burns - 1975
    It was written especially for children who have been convinced by the attitudes of adults that mathematics is (1) impossible (2) only for bright kids (3) no fun at all anyway. This book says that maths is nothing more than a way of looking at the world and that it can be relevant to everyday life (Street maths) and fun (How many sides does a banana have?). Hundreds of mathematical events, jokes, riddles, puzzles, investigations and experiments prove it!


Juan Carlos Ortiz - 1975
    An ideal book for new believers, Disciple is also an inspirational and practical guide for Christians who want to grow closer in their walk with the Lord.

The Making of King Kong: The Story Behind a Film Classic

Orville Goldner - 1975

The Nacirema: Readings on American Culture

James P. Spradley - 1975
    The existence of a national culture is illustrated in a collection of anthropological essays considering social values, beliefs, and practices in the United States.The title is inspired by the essay "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" by Horace Miner in American Anthropologist, 1956, 58(3), 503-507.

Life Goes to the Movies

David E. Scherman - 1975

The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary

Mario Vargas Llosa - 1975
    Vargas Llosa's first work of non-fiction will send the reader back to Flaubert's masterpiece with renewed interest.

How to Analyze Fiction

William Patrick Kenney - 1975

The Wisdom Of The Tarot

Elisabeth Haich - 1975

The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Affirmed

Marvin Drager - 1975
    From Sir Barton in 1919 through Affirmed in 1978, each Triple Crown winner has exhibited a true personality and charisma befitting of super stardom and renowned author Marvin Drager's prose brings to life these 11 remarkable stories. The Most Glorious Crown is a unique and fascinating inspection of each champion, their jockeys, owners, and trainers, as well as a riveting account of each race and the events leading up to each historic event. This magnificent oversized book includes more than 150 archival, authentic black-and-white photographs of each thoroughbred throughout different stages of its career. It also includes actual racing forms from each race for the Triple Crown.

Puppies Are Like That!

Jan Pfloog - 1975
    Puppies are like that!

The Invisible College

Jacques F. Vallée - 1975
    s/t: What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race

Damned Whores and God's Police: The Colonization of Women in Australia

Anne Summers - 1975
    A remarkable book of the history of women convicts transported to Australia to keep company with the many more males convicts.

Discipline and Punishment. The Birth of the Prison

Michel Foucault - 1975

The Doubleday Cookbook: Complete Contemporary Cooking

Jean Anderson - 1975

My People the Sioux

Luther Standing Bear - 1975
    Born in the 1860s, the son of a Lakota chief, Standing Bear was in the first class at Carlisle Indian School, witnessed the Ghost Dance uprising from the Pine Ridge Reservation, toured Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and devoted his later years to the Indian rights movement of the 1920s and 1930s.


Alexander Lowen - 1975
    This exciting body-mind approach to personality has a liberating and positive effect on emotional, physical, and psychic distress. Dr. Alexander Lowen, founder and prime mover of this fast-growing therapy, writes that increased joy and pleasure are possible in every day life through an understanding of how your body functions energetically: how it determines what you feel, think, and do. Dr. Lowen points out that lack of energy is the result of chronic muscular tensions, a condition caused by the suppression of feelings. These tensions can be dissolved through the direct body work in bioenergetic exercise, which restores the potential for living a rich, full life. Dr. Lowen analyzes common physical ailments like headaches and lower back pain and shows how they too can be overcome by releasing the muscular tenstion that create them. Generously illustrated with line drawings of bioenergetic exercises, this book is sure to bring freedom, confidence, and pleasure to thousands of men and women.In this highly interesting and valuable attempt to restore the body to the mind, Dr. Alexander Lowen sets out in a practically useful way the principles of his new form of psychotherapy. Bioenergetics is destined to become widely influential. --Ashley Montagu

History of Life

Richard Cowen - 1975
    It explores the 'whys' of events that occurred, and in this newest edition, it takes a closer look at the evolution of the physical earth and the strong interactions between organisms and environment. The book's coverage includes geography, climate, atmosphere, ocean, and land (a changing stage) while following interplay between organisms. Also new to this edition is a dedicated website which explores additional environmental factors and supplemental topics, and provides interactive exercises, a detailed glossary, key links and all art in downloadable form. The art is also available to instructors on CD-ROM in PowerPoint and Jpeg formats. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at for more information.

Looking for Zora

Alice Walker - 1975
    magazine and reprinted in the collection In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, 1983) follows the author on a journey through Eatonville, FL to find the unmarked grave of Zora Neale Hurston. At the time, Hurston had fallen out of popularity and died in a welfare home. A collection was taken up for her burial and her grave sat unmarked in a run-down cemetery. Walker, pretending to be Hurston’s niece, is accompanied by Charlotte Hunt, who is researching Hurston.

They Called Me Mama

Margaret Nicholl Laird - 1975
    At first reluctant to go to Africa, Margaret Nicholl Laird came to know it as the land of miracles, where God’s love won over both hostile tribes and skeptical officials.

Advice to my grand-daughter: Letters from Queen Victoria to Princess Victoria of Hesse

Queen Victoria - 1975

The Life and Death of St Kilda

Tom Steel - 1975
    A community that had survived alone for centuries finally succumbed to the ravages that resulted from mainland contact. What their lives had been like century after century, why they left, and what happened to them afterwards is the subject of Tom Steel's fascinating book. It is the story of a way of life unlike any other, told here in words and pictures, and of how the impact of twentieth-century civilization led to its death.

The Living Bible

Kenneth N. Taylor - 1975

In Vogue: Sixty Years of International Celebrities and Fashion from British Vogue

Georgina Howell - 1975

Portraits in the Wild: Behavior Studies of East African Mammals

Cynthia Moss - 1975
    Synthesizes the results of some of the more recent systematic observations and studies of the behavior of fifteen major East African species, including the elephant, giraffe, black rhinoceros, zebra, wildebeest, lion, and spotted hyena

Through Many Dangers: The Story of John Newton

Brian H. Edwards - 1975
    With a changing life and growing faith there followed years as a slave captain and customs man, in the heyday of smuggling, before he entered the ministry.The author of "Amazing Grace" left hymns and letters that for over two-hundred years have led people to Christ. His story illustrates what God can do with one man preserved Through Many Dangers

Every Wind of Doctrine

Hobart E. Freeman - 1975
    Hobart E. Freeman was a businessman in St. Petersburg, Florida, for a number of years until his conversion to Christ in 1952. Called into the ministry shortly thereafter, he was educated at Georgetown College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, completing his graduate studies at Grace Theological Seminary, where he taught Old Testament, Hebrew, Philosophy and Ethics before assuming his present ministry as pastor, author, Bible teacher, and conference speaker.Dr. Freeman, who has traveled extensively teaching an end-time message of Faith, Deliverance, and the Deeper Life, is the author of several books and tracts on these subjects.

Secrets of Magical Seals: A Modern Grimoire of Amulets, Charms, Symbols and Talismans

Anna Riva - 1975
    How to use them and put them to work for you! This book contains over 400 seals from ancient and modern sources illustrated and explained in an easy to use way, including black magic seals, Chinese seals, hex signs, power prayers, seals of the seasons, seals of Solomon, and many more. Paperback, 64 pages in length.

Edgar Cayce's Story of Karma

Mary Ann Woodward - 1975
    Although Cayce was a practicing Christian, his trance readings frequently embraced concepts of Oriental religions. From these discourses comes this explanation of the powerful life forces generated by personal actions which can bless or plague us through many lifetimes.

And the Children Played

Patricia Joudry - 1975

Queueing Systems, Volume 1: Theory

Leonard Kleinrock - 1975
    Step-by-step development of results with careful explanation, and lists of important results make it useful as a handbook and a text.

The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory

Noam Chomsky - 1975
    The work written by the noted American linguist two decades ago explains the basic principles of transformational generative grammar, its relation to the general structure of an adequate language theory, and its specific application to English.

Honorary White

E.R. Braithwaite - 1975
    R. Braithwaite ("To Sir, With Love") chronicles the brutality, oppression, and courage he witnessed as a black man granted "Honorary White" status during a six-week visit to apartheid South AfricaAs a black man living in a white-dominated world, author E. R. Braithwaite was painfully aware of the multitude of injustices suffered by people of color and he wrote powerfully and poignantly about racial discrimination in his acclaimed novels and nonfiction works. So it came as a complete surprise when, in 1973, the longstanding ban on his books was lifted by the South African government, a ruling body of minority whites that brutally oppressed the black majority through apartheid laws. Applying for a visa--and secretly hoping to be refused--he was granted the official status of "Honorary White" for the length of his stay. As such, Braithwaite would be afforded some of the freedoms that South Africa's black population was denied, yet would nonetheless be considered inferior by the white establishment.With "Honorary White," Braithwaite bears witness to a dark and troubling time, relating with grave honesty and power the shocking abuses, inequities, and horrors he observed and experienced firsthand during his six-week stay in a criminal nation. His book is a personal testament to the savagery of apartheid and to the courage of those who refused to be broken by it.

Just Like That: Talks on Sufism

Osho - 1975
    Set out in poetic format it is illustrated with pictures of Sufi whirling. A warm book, to relax with over a cup of tea, to read in intimate moments of self-discovery. A book to rekindle the sense of wonder at the mysteries of the world around us.SubjectSufismTranslated fromNotesTime Period of Osho's original Discourses/Talks/Lettersfrom May 1, 1975 to May 10, 1975Number of Discourses/Chapters10

Makarenko, His Life and Work: Articles, Talks and Reminiscences

Anton S. MakarenkoKlavdia Beriskina - 1975
    In the Soviet Union alone it has run into eighty-five editions totalling two and a half million copies. The name of this distinguished educator, who broke new ground in pedagogics, is familiar to the English reader. Translations of his books The Road to Life (in three volumes), Learning to Live, and A Book for Parents have been published in English by the Foreign Languages Publishing House in Moscow. The object of the present book is to acquaint the reader more fully with the life and remarkable work of this Knight of Education. The volume is in two sections. The first opens with a short biographical sketch of Makarenko by Academician Medinsky, a leading personality in Soviet education. This is followed by stories and reminiscences by people who knew Makarenko closely -his wife and great friend Galina Stakhiyevna, the colonists' patron Maxim Gorky, and numerous ex-pupils of the Colony, themselves the chief characters in the books The Road to Life and Learning to Live. In the second section Makarenko speaks to the readers himself. He discusses his pedagogical experience and practice, gives his views on education, quotes numerous interesting examples from his own practice, gives advice to parents, and answers questions from listeners and readers. This collection, based on the numerous publications dealing with Makarenko issued in the Russian language, has been prepared for the press with the co-operation of the late Galina Stakhiyevna Makarenko.

Snips and Snails and Walnut Whales: Nature Crafts for Children

Phyllis Fiarotta - 1975
    Over 100 creative projects to make from all manner of natural materials.


Robert A. Morris - 1975
    You will see what dolphins eat, and how they protect themselves from sharks, killer whales, and other enemies. Learn about these intelligent mammals who live under the waves.

Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage

William Morris - 1975

We Fight to Survive

Esther Stermer - 1975
    The true story of an extended Jewish family who hides in caves underground for almost a year to escape death during the Holocaust.

The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar

Frank Hohimer - 1975

Copy-Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Authors and Publishers

Judith Butcher - 1975
    This new edition has been revised and redesigned to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for editors and for all those involved in the process of preparing typescripts and illustrations for printing and publication. The copyeditor is shown as an essential link between the authors and those who work on the actual production of the publication. The copyeditor ensures that the material is well organized, consistent and properly presented and helps remove any features that might cause unnecessary difficulty, expense or delay. From the basics of how to mark a typescript for the designer and the typesetter, through the ground rules of house style and consistency, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-Editing covers all aspects of the editorial processes involved in converting author's typescript to printed page.

Boston Ways: High, By, and Folk

George F. Weston - 1975