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The curia comes to life in: OVERKILL: THE VATICAN TRIAL OF PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, SJ

By Niels de Terra
Rating:
3.0 / 5

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wore many hats: philosopher, geologist, paleontologist … priest. If you’re thinking that one of these things is not like the others,...

Thirteen separate colonies become a new nation in: THE EMERGENCE OF ONE AMERICAN NATION

By Donald J. Fraser
Rating:
4.0 / 5

THE EMERGENCE OF ONE AMERICAN NATION is an informative and engaging read encompassing 184 years, including the events that led to the war of independence,...

Exploration into politics and philosophy through history in: A RIGHT TO EXIST: WHOSE RIGHTS ARE THESE?

By John Jeffrey
Rating:
3.0 / 5

A thought provoking exploration of how the principals of freedom and opportunity enshrined – if in rhetoric only – in the Constitution have gradually expanded...

FROM THE BIG BANG TO YOUR CELLS: A fascinating look at the origin of minerals through to their role in the human body

By Ryan Kane
Rating:
4.0 / 5

The essential compounds in the human body today can be traced in detail from the beginning of the universe to their impact in daily life.

A renewed commitment to fair housing standards for all in: MASTERS OF INEQUALITY

By Andre F Shashaty
Rating:
5.0 / 5

Written nearly 50 years after mass riots destroyed the heart of America's cities, this new book offers a new commitment.

Rowdy

By Christopher Madsen
Rating:
4.5 / 5

At first glance, ROWDY seems to be a book about the rebuilding of a NY40 Class racing yacht. However, it is actually three books: the...

THE WILD ONES tells the story of one woman’s quest to save the wild mustangs of Nevada

By Corky Scranta
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A secretary turned animal activist paves the way to protect the wild mustangs of Nevada from cruel and inhumane capture.

Women’s rights in Iran and heroines of women’s rights in: Jewels of Allah

By Nina Ansary
Rating:
5.0 / 5

There is a popular narrative about Iranian women, suggesting that they advanced during the Pahlavi Monarchy, and, since the overthrow of the Shah, suffered massive...

Saving Mona Lisa. The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures – A celebration of the remarkable power of art.

By Gerri Chanel
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A richly detailed and thoroughly researched tale of the transportation and safekeeping of the Mona Lisa during World War II.

The Unfinished Tower of Babel

By Robert L. Bonn, PhD.
Rating:
4.0 / 5

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...

Young Soldiers, Amazing Warriors

By Robert Sholly
Rating:
4.5 / 5

An officer who served with, and finally commanded, a rifle battalion in Vietnam tells the story of his time there and of the bravery and...

America’s Greatest Blunder

By Burton Yale Pines
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A disturbing argument that America, by entering World War I, set in motion a train of events that caused much of the death and destruction...

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