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Survival in the Killing Fields

Haing Ngor - 1975
    I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust. That's who I am.He became famous through his academy award-winning performance as Dith Pran in the film The Killing Fields, but the key to Haing Ngor's screen success was the terrible truth of his own experiences in the rice paddies and labour camps of revolutionary Cambodia.Here, in a gripping memoir of life under the communist Khmer Rouge regime, he reveals the country's descent into a hell beyond our imaginings: a world of war slaves and senseless brutality, where family life simply ceases to be. But with the pain he also gives us hope and an illuminating example of how the best sort of love can actually be strengthened through the shared experience of a life-threatening ordeal. An eyewitness account of the real killing fields by an extraordinary survivor, this book is both a reminder of the horrors of war and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

Spiritual Midwifery

Ina May Gaskin - 1975
    Back again are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives.Also new is information about the safety of techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, information on postpartum depression and maternal death, and recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives.From the amazing birthing tales to care of the newborn, Spiritual Midwifery is still one of the best books an expectant mother could own. Includes resources for doulas, childbirth educators, birth centers, and other organizations and alliances dedicated to improving maternity care at home and in hospitals.

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.

Freedom at Midnight

Larry Collins - 1975
    The birth of two nations.Seventy years ago, at midnight on August 14, 1947, the Union Jack began its final journey down the flagstaff of Viceroy’s House, New Delhi. A fifth of humanity claimed their independence from the greatest empire history has ever seen—but the price of freedom was high, as a nation erupted into riots and bloodshed, partition and war.Freedom at Midnight is the true story of the events surrounding Indian independence, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last Viceroy of British India, and ending with the assassination and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi. The book was an international bestseller and achieved enormous acclaim in the United States, Italy, Spain, and France.“There is no single passage in this profoundly researched book that one could actually fault. Having been there most of the time in question and having assisted at most of the encounters, I can vouch for the accuracy of its general mood. It is a work of scholarship, of investigation, research and of significance.”—James Cameron, The New York Sunday Times“Freedom at Midnight is a panoramic spectacular of a book that reads more like sensational fiction than like history, even though it is all true….. The narrative is as lively, as informative and as richly detailed as a maharaja’s palace.”—Judson Hand, The New York Daily News“Outrageously and endlessly fascinating is my awestruck reaction to Freedom at Midnight. The new sure-to-be bestseller by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It is all here: maharajas and tigers, filth and squalor, extravagance and macabre sex, massacres, smells, starvation, cruelty and heroism. Collins and Lapierre have made human history breathtaking and heartbreaking.”—Margaret Manning, The Boston Globe“No subject, I thought, as I picked up Freedom at Midnight, could be of less interest to me than a story of how Independence came to India after three centuries of British rule. I opened the book and began to flip through the photographs: here was a picture of Gandhi dressed in his loincloth going to have tea with the King of England; there was a picture of a maharaja being measured against his weight in gold; and another of thousands of vultures devouring corpses in the street. I began to read, fascinated. Here was the whole chronicle illustrated with anecdotes and masterful character sketches of how the British had come to India, how they had ruled it and how, finally, compelled by the force of economics and history, they had been forced to leave it divided…… Collins and Lapierre are such good writers that their books are so interesting that they are impossible to put down.”—J.M. Sanchez, The Houston Chronicle

Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality

Richard Kluger - 1975
    Supreme Court’s epochal decision outlawing racial segregation and the centerpiece of African-Americans’ ongoing crusade for equal justice under law.The 1954 Supreme Court ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education brought centuries of legal segregation in this country to an end. It was and remains, beyond question, one of the truly significant events in American history, “probably the most important American government act of any kind since the Emancipation Proclamation,” in the view of constitutional scholar Louis H. Pollak. The Brown decision climaxed a long, torturous battle for black equality in education, making hard law out of vague principles and opening the way for the broad civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and beyond.Simple Justice is the story of that battle. Richard Kluger traces the background of the epochal decision, from its remote legal and cultural roots to the complex personalities of those who brought about its realization. The result is a landmark work of popular history, graceful and fascinatingly detailed, the panoramic account of a struggle for human dignity in process since the birth of the nation.Here is the human drama, told in all its dimensions, of the many plaintiffs, men, women, and children, variously scared or defiant but always determined, who made the hard decision to proceed – bucking the white power structure in Topeka, Kansas; braving night riders in rural South Carolina; rallying fellow high school students in strictly segregated Prince Edward County, Virginia – and at a dozen other times and places showing their refusal to accept defeat.Here, too, is the extraordinary tale, told for the first time, of the black legal establishment, forced literally to invent itself before it could join the fight, then patiently assembling, in courtroom after courtroom, a body of law that would serve to free its people from thralldom to unjust laws. Heroes abound, some obscure, like Charles Houston (who built Howard Law School into a rigorous academy for black lawyers) and the Reverend J.A. DeLaine (the minister-teacher who, despite bitter opposition, organized and led the first crucial fight for educational equality in the Jim Crow South), others like Thurgood Marshall, justly famous – but all of whose passionate devotion proved intense enough to match their mission.Reading Simple Justice, we see how black Americans’ groundswell urge for fair treatment collides with the intransigence of white supremacists in a grinding legal campaign that inevitably found its way to the halls and chambers of the Supreme Court for a final showdown. Kluger searches out and analyzes what went on there during the months of hearings and deliberations, often behind closed doors, laying bare the doubts, disagreements, and often deeply held convictions of the nine Justices. He shows above all how Chief Justice Earl Warren, new to the Court but old in the ways of politics, achieved the impossible – a unanimous decision to reverse the 58-year-old false doctrine of “separate but equal” education for blacks. Impeccably researched and elegantly written, this may be the most revealing report ever published of America’s highest court at work.Based on extensive interviews and both published and unpublished documentary sources, Simple Justice has the lineaments of an epic. It will stand as the classic study of a turning point in our history.

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.

Crazy Horse and Custer

Stephen E. Ambrose - 1975
    Ambrose, a dual biography of two great nineteenth century warriors, General Custer and Crazy Horse, culminating in the Battle of Little Bighorn.

The New Complete Book Of Self Sufficiency

John Seymour - 1975
    It is now being delivered into the new millennium kicking and screaming! Since he first wrote it the book has certainly got about. He has travelled in at least dozens of countries since he wrote it (to say nothing of four continents) and in every one of them people have come up to him with their copy for him to sign. He has delighted to find wine stains on the wine-making pages, and good honest dirt on the gardening pages. He has indeed updated it for the new millennium, but has not sacrificed any of the techniques and tips that have stood him well all that time and continue to do so.Since he first wrote the first version of this book back in 1975 he thinks there is a far more urgent reason for it. Very few people today can fail to see that the present course that man- and woman-kind is embarked upon is unsustainable. ... It is now urgently necessary to dismantle the whole fabric of world trade and replace it with a far less fuel-hungry, less polluting, less dangerous arrangement.Most people know all this, but they are afraid that their quality of life will decline if we change course. The purpose of this book is to show that this is not the case.

Corrie Ten Boom's Prison Letters

Corrie ten Boom - 1975
    Here are the actual writings of Corrie and her sister Betsie from the concentration camp...the emotion-filled letters they received from relatives and friends on the outside...snatches of a diary recorded by Betsie..Corrie's perceptive sketches of prison life smuggled out of the camp by a sympathetic soldier-all containing precious lessons of faith and love learned in God's training school. It was only recently that Corrie herself re-read these moving letters, an experience which resurrected many paintful memories for her. But with the sadness came the conviction that God wanted her to share these writings so that others could experience the same faith that guided her through a time of trial and triumph.

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.


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.

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?

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 Periodic Table

Primo Levi - 1975
    It has been named the best science book ever by the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and is considered to be Levi's crowning achievement.

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 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".

The Jaws Log

Carl Gottlieb - 1975
    Long out of print, a new, expanded paperback edition was published in 2000 to mark the movie's 25th Anniversary, featuring a 22-page behind-the-scenes photo album, a new afterword by Gottlieb updating readers on the fates of thefilmmakers, and an introduction by Peter Benchley.Now, on the occasion of the movie's 30th Anniversary, The Jaws Log is available for the first time in an affordably-priced hardcover edition with a new foreword by the author.

The Great War and Modern Memory

Paul Fussell - 1975
    Fussell illuminates a war that changed a generation and revolutionised the way we see the world. He explores the British experience on the western Front from 1914 to 1918, focusing on the various literary means by which it has been remembered, conventionalized and mythologized. It is also about the literary dimensions of the experience itself. Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for writers who have most effectively memorialized the Great War as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning. These writers include the classic memoirists Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves and Edmund Blunden, and poets David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen. In his new introduction Fussell discusses the critical responses to his work, the authors and works that inspired his own writing, and the elements which influence our understanding and memory of war. Fussell also shares the stirring experience of his research at the Imperial War Museum's Department of Documents. Fussell includes a new Suggested Further Reading List.Fussell's landmark study of World War I remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. 14 halftones.

Strange Stories, Amazing Facts

Reader's Digest Association - 1975
    But TrueSome Sample chapters from the book are:Was Atlantis a legend or fact?The building of the Great Pyramid of CheopsHistory of the can opener

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded and Updated

David Thomson - 1975
    In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

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.

The Nature of Alexander

Mary Renault - 1975
    The acclaimed biography of Alexander the Great.

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.

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.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 and have shaped countless readers notions about the end life and the meaning of death.

Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith

Beth Holloway - 1975
     In May of 2005, Beth Holloway received the worst phone call a parent can imagine. Her beautiful daughter, Natalee, had disappeared without a trace in Aruba during her high school senior class trip. Two years later, for the first time, Beth Holloway steps forward in this astonishingly candid and inspirational memoir to tell of her harrowing ordeal and her never-ending belief in the power of faith that gave her hope against all odds. Natalee's senior class picture was splashed across the front pages of the country's newspapers and on television. Desperate for a clue as to her daughter's whereabouts, Beth and an army of faithful volunteers searched tirelessly for the missing eighteen-year-old. In their pursuit of Natalee, they encountered many roadblocks. As the horror stretched out, Beth stood on her foundation of faith, which at times was all she had to give her strength against a barrage of unbearable questions with no answers. Natalee's disappearance remains unsolved and her location unknown to this day. Beth's search continues.

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

Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

John R. Trimble - 1975
    A storehouse of practical writing tips, written in a lively, conversational style.

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.

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


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.

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 Woman Question

Kenneth E. Hagin - 1975
    Rev. Hagin deals explicitly with these and other perplexing issues. showing what the Scriptures say.

A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars and Interviews of Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin - 1975
    In this book Anaïs Nin speaks with warmth and urgency on those themes which have always been closest to her: relationships, creativity, the struggle for wholeness, the unveiling of woman, the artist as magician, women reconstructing the world, moving from the dream outward, and experiencing our lives to the fullest possible extent.

Pieces of the Frame

John McPhee - 1975
    They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art's sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee's writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee's readers—sports, Scotland, conservation—are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work.

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

Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll

Greil Marcus - 1975
    Now, firmly established as a classic, the fourth edition features a completely new introduction as well as an entirely updated discography that includes CDs for the first time.

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 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.

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.

Call of the Great Master

Daryai Lal Kapur - 1975

The Wisdom Of The Tarot

Elisabeth Haich - 1975

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.

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.

Life Goes to the Movies

David E. Scherman - 1975

The Best of Sydney J. Harris

Sydney J. Harris - 1975
    the readings of mr harris a journalist in america

The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other

Walker Percy - 1975
    Confronting difficult philosophical questions with a novelist's eye, Percy rewards us again and again with his keen insights into the way that language possesses all of us.

The Doubleday Cookbook: Complete Contemporary Cooking

Jean Anderson - 1975

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

Queen Victoria - 1975

And the Children Played

Patricia Joudry - 1975

Horrors: From Screen to Scream: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Greatest Horror and Fantasy Films of All Time

Ed Naha - 1975
    Spanning the years from Edison's 1919 on-reel version of FRANKENSTEIN right up to the present, HORRORS is a comprehensive, thoroughly engrossing source-book of information on horror/fantasy films and the people who made them. Delightfully written, lavishly illustrated with hundreds of stills, this is a book not only for connoisseurs of the genre, but for anyone who wants to recapture the ambiance and excitement of all those rainy Saturday afternoons -- when entertainment was only a scream away.

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.

The Chilean Spring

Fernando Alegría - 1975

Man's Salvation Out of World Distress at Hand!

Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society - 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

Physiological Plant Ecology: Ecophysiology and Stress Physiology of Functional Groups

Walter Larcher - 1975
    From the reviews of the 3rd edition: "The textbook of Walter Larcher (...) belongs certainly to the most successful manuals that ever existed." (Photosynthetica, Czech Republic)"(...) it continues to be one of the major texts in the field of ecophysiology."(Plant Growth Regulation, The Netherlands) "This book is really a must reading for those interested in sustainable forestry." (Journal of Sustainable Forestry, USA)"The book, (...), should be on the shelf of any scientist, teacher, or student seeking an introduction to the field of plant ecophysiology that is also an excellent reference." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, USA)

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

Moon of Popping Trees

Rex Alan Smith - 1975
    Of the 350 Teton Sioux Indians there, two-thirds were women and children. When the smoke cleared, 84 men and 62 women and children lay dead, their bodies scattered along a stretch of more than a mile where they had been trying to flee. Of some 500 soldiers and scouts, about 30 were dead—some, probably, from their own crossfire. Wounded Knee has excited contradictory accounts and heated emotions. To answer whether it was a battle or a massacre, Rex Alan Smith goes further into the historical records and cultural traditions of the combatants than anyone has gone before. His work results in what Alvin Josephy Jr., editor of American Heritage, calls "the most definitive and unbiased" account of all, Moon of Popping Trees.

Who Am I?

Norman P. Grubb - 1975
    Standing on the Scriptures as his final authority, Mr. Grubb explores in a clear and practical way who we are, why we are, how we can be ourselves, and what our destiny is, which is "Christ in you, the hope of glory." Key chapters include "Spirit is the Only Reality," "The Origin of Evil," "The Self Can't Be Improved," "Separation is Illusion," "Faith Becomes Fact," and "The Word of Faith." In a simple yet compelling style, Mr. Grubb encourages the born-again believer to take by faith his union with Christ epitomized by Galatians 2:20 and discover the freedom of spontaneous living. Finally, he exhorts the reader to recognize by faith that "as He is, so are we in this world," and to move into his predestined place as an intercessor. Who Am I? is one of Norman Grubb's "textbooks" for what he came to call Total Truth, "...a full satisfaction, a rational meaning to all life, a foolproof workable key to daily living, a road map which I could unfold to a fellow-traveler and say 'This is the way.'"

The Films of Rita Hayworth

Gene Ringgold - 1975
    Rita Hayworth's career began in a below-the-Mexican-border nightclub in the mid-thirties, when Winfield Sheehan, then vice president in charge of film production at Fox Studios, first saw her dancing with her father. The act caught his interest, and the young dancer, then named Marguerite Cansino, was signed to a standard player's contract, which introduced her to the movies. Under the name of Rita Cansino she appeared in a number of B films, which caused few ripples across the nation's screens. When Sheehan left Fox Films, and the sutdio merged with 20th Century Pictures, Rita's career almost came to an end. But fortune in the form of Ed Judson (who later became her first husband) came along. He would devote his time and energy to promoting her rise to stardom. Harry cohen, at Colubia Pictures, listened to Judson, gave Rita more B picture roles, but signed her to a long-term contract. He lent her to her original employer, 20th Century Fox, and the newly named Rita Hayworth became Tyrone Power's co-star in Blood and Sand. A Life magazine photograph of Rita Hayworth, posed seductively on a bed, became the pin-up picture which decorated the locker doors of hundreds of thousands of U.S. servicemen during World War II, who, en masse, proclaimed her their "Love Goddess." After the war, returning GIs took their own sweethearts to see her on the screen in Gilda, the film which was to become the highwater mark of her career as well as one of the biggest grossing hits in the history of Columbia Pictures. This book is the complete story of Rita Hayworth's life and career, detailing every screen appearance she made....The volume is illustrated with nearly four hundred photographs, still photographs from the films, pictures from private collectors' archives, and many candids from the star's personal files."

Designing & Painting for the Theatre

Lynn Pecktal - 1975

The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost

Jean Liedloff - 1975
    The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different view of what human nature really is. She offers a new understanding of how we have lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it for our children and for ourselves.

The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar

Frank Hohimer - 1975

Postage Stamp Garden Book

Duane G. Newcomb - 1975
    Many gardeners complain that they are short on both time and garden space. The Postage Stamp Garden Book solves both of these problems. The instructions in this book demonstrate how anyone can produce tremendous amounts of vegetables in small spaces (using containers as well as ground gardens) by following intensive, ecologically friendly techniques that require much less weeding, watering, and overall effort.Almost 20 years ago, when the first edition of The Postage Stamp Garden Book was published, these techniques were on the cutting edge of home gardening. Now, in an ever more busy world, the intensive gardening method based on this groundbreaking work can be used in every home garden.

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty: How to Cope - Using the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy

Manuel J. Smith - 1975
    The best-seller that helps you say: "I just said 'no' and I don't feel guilty!" Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose her will on you? Are you embarrassed by praise or crushed by criticism? Are you having trouble coping with people? Learn the answers in "When I Say No, I Feel Guilty," the best-seller with revolutionary new techniques for getting your own way.

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.

The Man Who Bought Himself: The Story of Peter Still

Peggy Mann - 1975

Conscious Exercise and the Transcendental Sun: The Principle of Love Applied to Exercise and the Method of Common Physical Action: A Science of Whole Body Wisdom, or True Emotion, Intended Most Especially for Those Engaged in Religious or Spiritual Life

Adi Da Samraj - 1975

The Art of Blackwork Embroidery

Rosemary Drysdale - 1975
    It appears as a decoration on collars and sleeves in many Tudor portraits, notably in examples by Hans Holbein, so that the double-running stitch on which it is based is often called the Holbein stitch.It is usually worked with black thread on a white background, with an occasional accent of gold or silver, and this is still effective, but embroiderers today are adapting the geometrical patterns to all kinds of color combinations for table linens, pillows, pictures, book covers and trimming on clothing. The Holbein stitch has the advantage of being the same on both sides of the work so that there is no "right" or "wrong" side.This book explains the methods and materials used in blackwork, gives 45 pattern stitches, and suggests 24 projects with complete instuctions for each one.

Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties

Jerome Rosner - 1975
    This revised edition has been extensively updated and expanded to include a wealth of new activities to help children with "enigmatic learning problems"--learning disabilities, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder. Graphs, charts, tests.

Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage

William Morris - 1975

Nothing Venture, Nothing Win

Edmund Hillary - 1975
    A man of outstanding physical bravery and skill, yet heart-warming modesty. A man whose triumphant achievements will ave a permanent place in the records of human endeavour.

Backstage At The Strips

Mort Walker - 1975
    Besides just being a source of entertainment, they comment on our lives, they contain philosophy and political comment and often help children learn to read. They are a wonderful way to study history.”—Mort WalkerBackstage at the Strips is a compilation of Walker's obvious passion for this truly American art form and the business that runs it. He invites us in to show us the process and the history behind it. We also get to meet the funny people that draw the comics we dearly love to read, the fans that make them so popular and man that gives us this delightful glimpse.

The Wit and Wisdom of Julia Child

Elissa Altman - 1975

Free for the taking: The life-changing power of grace

Joseph R. Cooke - 1975
    Book by Cooke, Joseph R

Regular Complex Polytopes

H.S.M. Coxeter - 1975
    In this classic book Professor Coxeter explores these properties in easy stages, introducing the reader to complex polyhedra (a beautiful generalization of regular solids derived from complex numbers) and unexpected relationships with concepts from various branches of mathematics: magic squares, frieze patterns, kaleidoscopes, Cayley diagrams, Clifford surfaces, crystallographic and non-crystallographic groups, kinematics, spherical trigonometry, and algebraic geometry. In the latter half of the book, these preliminary ideas are put together to describe a natural generalization of the Five Platonic Solids. This updated second edition contains a new chapter on Almost Regular Polytopes, with beautiful 'abstract art' drawings. New exercises and discussions have been added throughout the book, including an introduction to Hopf fibration and real representations for two complex polyhedra.

Theodor Kittelsen: [Drawings And Water Colours]

Leif Østby - 1975

The Finite Element Method For Engineers

Kenneth H. Huebner - 1975
    The emphasis remains on establishing an accessible comprehension of fundamentals to facilitate using the method in research and/or to solve practical, existing problems. Contains a balanced treatment of the theory with a wide range of applications and examples from thermofluid mechanics, structures, heat transfer, elasticity and lubrication. This edition is completely updated with new problems and modern computer codes. The sections on fluid mechanics reflect extensive advances in recent years.

The Save-Your-Life-Diet: High-Fiber Protection

David Reuben - 1975
    This cookbook is more than a pretty cookbook. Dr. and Mrs. Reuben explain in detail the logic behind each chapter--including such fascinating facts as the facts as the hypocrisy of the 'polyunsaturated fat fad,' why 'starches' aren't fattening, and the hidden dangers in common vegetables.Out of print

Prepare to Win

Carroll Smith - 1975
    Professor Smith's first paperback hit (with over 100,000 copies sold) has become the mechanic's and engineer's bible.

The Illustrated Veterinary Encyclopedia for Horsemen

Equine Research Inc. Research - 1975
    This book is written for the lay person, yet is technically accurate. A comprehensive work to be used in diagnosing what is happening to your horse, it covers everything from A to Z-anatomy, body systems (nervous system, respiratory system, etc.), conformation, injuries, diseases, shoeing, and much more. You will be prepared to diagnose anything! This book has a unique question-and-answer format that makes it easy to find the answers you need. There is a large glossary; an extensive index, and over 1,000 photos and illustrations.

Dick's Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes: Or How They Did It in the 1870's

Leicester Hansfield - 1975

Mr. Mysterious's Secrets of Magic

Sid Fleischman - 1975
    Diagrammed instructions for performing twenty magic tricks such as "The Vanishing Ghost," "The Lie Detector," and "Frankenstein's Toothache."

Bay Leaves

Junior Service League of Panama City - 1975
    Celebrating 25 years of success, this cookbook was honored as a Southern Living Hall of Fame inductee. Proceeds benefit League projects such as the Child Service Center, Kids on the Block Puppet Show, and Happy Hanger.

Men Beneath the Sea

Hans Hass - 1975


J.O. Hinze - 1975
    Book is no longer in print.

Fifty Years of Psychical Research

Harry Price - 1975
    The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies, and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts, and witchcraft.

Instant Cities: Urbanization and the Rise of San Francisco and Denver

Gunther Barth - 1975

The Telescope Handbook and Star Atlas

Neale E. Howard - 1975
    These new data, and some striking new photographs, have been incorporated into the updated edition of The Telescope Handbook and Star Atlas.This unusually complete and convenient introduction to stargazing combines a comprehensive discussion of telescopes with a unique star atlas featuring transparent map overlays. The amateur astronomer whose telescope is from two to twelve inches in diameter will find this book an indispensable guide to both this instrument and the night sky.

The Mint Julep

Richard Barksdale Harwell - 1975
    Taking the reader through several often-debated recipes for creating the perfect julep, Harwell also unveils the elusive history behind the drink, from its highly contested origin in Virginia, through Oxford University's establishment of Mint Julep Day in 1845, and beyond. Summoning voices and anecdotes from the past, Harwell's handsome little book offers an efficient and enthusiastic voyage into the realm of mixing, stirring, and enjoying the perfect mint julep.The ceremonial undertaking of making a mint julep--which is not simply the product of a recipe--has always been the subject of much debate, from the use of "cool, crystal-clear water bubbles" and "snow ice" to the embellishments and spells that go hand-in-hand with making the drink. Harwell summons various voices from as early as 1803 to help unlock the mystery behind creating the perfect julep, while also uncovering the cultural impact the julep had on the American South and abroad. Always remaining an impartial guide, Harwell offers his own enthusiasm for the mint julep in both his text and the book's lively footnotes. For anyone interested in the history of the South or in learning how to make an outstanding drink, The Mint Julep offers a refreshing and light-hearted contribution.

Lafayette in America

Louis R. Gottschalk - 1975
    This edition is hand bound in genuine buffalo letter with 24-karat gold stamping.

Summer & Fall Wildflowers of New England

Marilyn J. Dwelley - 1975
    Each listing includes a thorough text description, as well as details about range, growth habits, and habitat. Includes Latin names and families, in addition to common names, and more than 700 color illustrations.

The World of Nat Nakasa

Nat Nakasa - 1975
    Yet even this will not make me feel ashamed. For I know that as long as the ideas remain unchanged within me, there will always be the possibility that, one day, I shall burst out and say everything that I wish to say - in a loud and thunderous voice.' In this collection of some of the finest writings by Nat Nakasa, that loud and thunderous voice speaks with such clarity and insight as to create a book that has been read and reread since its first appearance in 1975.

Radical Social Work

Roy Victor Bailey - 1975
    There is more beside, all contributing to the editor's overall perspective summed up by these words in their introductory essay.

The Total Book of House Plants

Russell C. Mott - 1975
    The Total Book of House Plants