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The Other Side To This Life By G.C. Glasser
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Leavened with humour and astute observation, Glasser presents a harsh and uncompromising view of the Vietnam era military and San Francisco street life during the mid 1960s. After the first chapter,... More > the reader becomes ‘the traveller’ on a series of surreal adventures spanning the socially volatile years between 1965 – 1969. Along the way, we encounter strange and nefarious characters, drugs, and the social turmoil at epicenter of the counterculture movement. The central character’s wry, philosophical observations about his adventures/misadventures simply, but eloquently underscore the bizarre ambience of the time.< Less
Clara Day: A Teamster's Life By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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The 1960s, 70s, and 80s were decades of dramatic social change in the United States. Emerging from the shadow of three wars, Americans who had been prevented from doing so in the past, now pushed in... More > unison for their share of the American Dream. The civil rights movement, closely followed by the women’s movement, would change the nation’s social fabric forever. Making change was not easy. It required the leadership of dynamic individuals to stoke its fires in both large and small ways. Clara Day, who started life as a farm girl in rural Alabama, came forward at this time as just such a leader.< Less
The Life of the Law: Anthropological Projects By Laura Nader
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Taking into account the vast changes wrought in both anthropology and the law by globalization, Nader speaks to the increasing dominance of large business corporations and the prominence of... More > neoliberal ideology and practice today. In her discussion of these trends, she considers the rise of the alternative dispute resolution movement, which since the 1960s has been part of a major overhaul of the U.S. judicial system. Nader links the increasing popularity of this movement with the erosion of the plaintiff's power and suggests that mediation as an approach to conflict resolution is structured to favor powerful--often corporate--interests.< Less
My Life in the East End By Pauline Causton
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If you want to read an accurate and truthful account of what life was like in London's East End in the 1950s and 1960s, then this book is for you. It is for people from all walks of life who find... More > such things intriguing. This is my personal tale of the first twenty-two years of my life being born and bred in the East End. A life that wasn't at all easy for me growing up with poverty and a lack of basic amenities, besides other aspects of my life. Fun times and humorous in parts. Truths that some people shy away from and won't admit that is what happened back then. Eleven months after I was born, I went on to have a different life to what my parents anticipated. I came through the other side to write this book with confidence. I feel blessed that I have achieved this.< Less
My American Zen Life By Gerry Shishin Wick
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"My American Zen Life" describes the intimate spiritual journey of Gerry Shishin Wick from an ordinary alienated kid to one of America’s premier Zen masters. Wick encountered Zen in... More > Berkeley in the 1960s, a few years later became a student of Sochu Suzuki Roshi in London and then spent 23 years as a disciple of Taizan Maezumi Roshi at the Zen Center of Los Angeles where he became an independent Zen teacher. Wick’s Zen memoir is an important history of the coming of Zen to America. His life intertwined with the lives of many seminal figures in American Zen including Bernie Glassman, Joko Beck, John Daido Loori, Robert Aitken, Shunryu Suzuki, Eido Shimano, Genpo Merzel, Chozen Bays and others. Wick’s Zen teachings are interspersed within his historical narrative, making "My American Zen Life" a treasure chest of wisdom for daily living.< Less
Michael Jackson: His Life By History Books
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Michael Joe Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is... More > recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in the mid-1960s, and began his solo career in 1971. Explore his life, career and sad early death in this ebook specially formatted for ipad devices. A great book for all of his fans. Contains a fully linked table of contents for easy navigation. JACKSON WILL LIVE ON FOREVER - LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP< Less
Life of A. A. Allen By John Carver
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A. A. Allen was one of the leading healing and deliverance evangelists of the 1950’s - 1960’s and one of the main characters in the early Voice of Healing movement. Under his mammoth... More > Gospel tent, verifiable miracles and healings regularly occurred with thousands coming to Christ on a weekly basis. Raised in poverty by alcoholic parents, Asa Alonso Allen’s early years didn’t show much potential. But after a radical conversion, marrying a Godly woman and a “call” to preach the Gospel, a new, powerful ministry was launched. Read as Allen and his wife describe the unusual events that opened doors to a supernatural healing and deliverance ministry. Contains the full, original texts of "God's Man of Faith and Power" and "My Cross".< Less
Walden, or Life in the Woods By Henry David Thoreau
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Henry David Thoreau (12 July 1817 - 6 May 1862July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) What you are about to read or are considering to read is regarded as an American Classic. However, it is not counted... More > among the Great Books of the Western World. It took five years to sell the original 2000 copies of its first edition (1854). In the 1960’s this book had a surge of popularity among non-academics and the hippies and hippie communes. Today (2007, ten years before Thoreau‘s birth bicentennial) it has a standard placement on American recommended reading lists. Should you read this book?...only if you are taking some course where the teacher requires it. Furthermore, if you want a good grade on your book report you are going to have to pretend you like it. However, if you are intelligent and honest you will not be able to bring yourself to lie in this way, so your best option, if available, is never take a course with this book on the reading list as it is a sure sign that the teacher has poor judgment.< Less
It's All About Life Choices By Jose Rodriguez Jr.
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History of Mata, Rodriguez, and Kristiansen families. It gives descriptive information about two Mexican-American families and the Danish European connection through the marriage of the author to a... More > Danish woman in the 1960's. Interweaves the lives of these families beginning with the Conquest through the 21st Century as told by the author, born and raised in Texas in 1940.< Less
It's All About Life Choices By Jose Rodriguez Jr.
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History of Mata, Rodriguez, and Kristiansen families. It gives descriptive information about two Mexican-American families and the Danish European connection through the marriage of the author to a... More > Danish woman in the 1960's. Interweaves the lives of these families beginning with the Conquest through the 21st Century as told by the author, born and raised in Texas in 1940.< Less

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