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Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt

By Kathleen B. Jones

Rating:  star star star star star 

DIVING FOR PEARLS is, in effect, a dual biography of Kathleen Jones and Hannah Arendt, a journey in which Jones explores Arendt’s life and works for insight into her own life and the human condition in general.

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Twisted Body: Dance Theory of Argentine Tango

By Igor Polk

Rating:  star star star star star 

TWISTED BODY: DANCE THEORY OF ARGENTINE TANGO, by Igor Polk, is not for the layman. The book contains complicated instructions for various steps and poses essential for the dance of Argentine Tango.

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Wanderlush

By David Robert

Rating:  star star star star star 

A hypochondriac, thinking he is near death, promises to take his wild, drunken mother on four vacations around the world.

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Paths Less Travelled: of a Scholar Warrior (Spy) Teacher Healer

By Hon K. Lee

Rating:  star star star star star 

Lee tells the rich story of growing up with immigrant parents, navigating the battlefields of Vietnam during the war, and eventually becoming a CIA agent, martial arts studio owner, and later a practitioner of Chinese medicine.

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The Unfinished Tower of Babel

By Robert L. Bonn, PhD.

Rating:  star star star star star 

The story of the Tower of Babel in the Bible is meant as a cautionary tale, telling us that if we build our metaphorical or even physical structures too tall, they will eventually crumble to the ground.

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After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey

By Dan Sheehan

Rating:  star star star star star 

AFTER ACTION is the account of a U.S. Marine’s tours of combat and his consequent PTSD.

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Culture vs. Copyright

By Anatoly Volynets

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author argues for a form of intellectual property protection that allows free publication of intellectual property as long as the work is attributed to the proper creator.

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Finding Francesca

By Stephanie Correa

Rating:  star star star star star 

This self-help book contains two main components: personal stories about the author’s childhood traumas and generalized charts showing how our inner “protectors” can sabotage our adult efforts to live healthy lives unless overcome with acceptance and resolve.

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Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

By Nika C. Beamon

Rating:  star star star star star 

This is is author Nika C. Beamon’s fascinating description of her 17-year long battle to get to the root of a myriad of health problems.

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What We Leave Behind

By Catherine Eisen

Rating:  star star star star star 

Catherine Eisen’s memoir, WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND, details her family’s history over several generations living in Cicero, Illinois.

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Brainwashed: A True Story of Psychological Domestic Violence

By Kashonia Carnegie PhD

Rating:  star star star star star 

BRAINWASHED: A TRUE STORY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is a one of a kind book meant to help readers to understand the mental and emotional thinking that causes people to stay in abusive relationships.

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The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment

By Chris Niebauer Ph. D

Rating:  star star star star star 

This is a densely written work on the psychological interaction between reality and perception, specifically the left-brain interpretation of our environment.