Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi by Vicki Mackenzie

The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi: British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun by Vicki Mackenzie
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Overview: A fascinating biography of Freda Bedi, an English woman who broke all the rules of gender, race, and religious background to become both a revolutionary in the fight for Indian independence and then a Buddhist icon.

She was the first Western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun but that pioneering ordination was really just one in a life full of revolutionary acts. Freda Bedi (1911-1977) broke the rules of gender, race, and religion in many cases before it was thought that the rules were ready to be challenged. She was at various times a force in the struggle for Indian independence, spiritual seeker, scholar, professor, journalist, author, social worker, wife, and mother of four children. She counted among her friends, colleagues, and teachers Mohandas Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and many others. She was a woman of spiritual focus and compassion who was also not without contradictions. Vicki Mackenzie gives a nuanced view of Bedi and of the forces that shaped and motivated this complex and compelling figure.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography

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Rebel by Riker Kane

Political Wings by Alun Wyburn-Powell

Political Wings: William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate by Alun Wyburn-Powell
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Overview: This is the first biography of Rt. Hon. William Wedgwood Benn DSO, DFC, first Viscount Stansgate, cabinet minister under MacDonald and Attlee, Air Commodore with active service in both World Wars, defector from the Liberals to Labour over his dispute with Lloyd George, and father of Tony Benn. Benn served in the army and RAF during the First World War (when he took part in the first parachute drop behind enemy lines at night) and in the Second World War he reached the rank of acting Air Commodore). His eldest son Michael, heir to the viscountcy, died on active service with the RAF, leaving his second son Tony to inherit the title and a seat in the House of Lords. Before his death, Tony Benn gave extensive interviews for this book. His brother, David has also provided interviews and material, as have other members of the family including Stephen Benn (now the third Viscount Stansgate). Extensive paperwork left by William Wedgwood Benn (now in the Parliamentary Archives) including his di
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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One Legacy of Paul F. Brandwein by Deborah C. Fort

One Legacy of Paul F. Brandwein: Creating Scientists By Deborah C. Fort
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Overview: This book includes a brief biography of Paul Brandwein, but its most vital contribution are the essays about Paul F. Brandwein’s teaching that encouraged a number of the high school students he taught between 1944 and 1954 at Forest Hills High School in New York to become some of America’s most important scientists. In addition to the individual essays, there are cross-sectional study of the surveys returned by the 29 "Brandwein alumni," located by Richard Lewontin, James Friend, the late Walter Rosen, and Deborah Fort over the years since Paul Brandwein’s death in 1994. Creating Scientists might point the way to a replicable method that teachers (often, in addition, serving as mentors) could follow in encouraging their precollege students with a bent for science to choose to follow that inclination into postsecondary studies and eventually careers in science, mathematics, engineering, medical, and technical fields. "Once again, our nation has a powerful need for a revolution devoted to creating scientists. As we face the challenges of climate change, global competitiveness, biodiversity loss, energy needs, and dwindling food supplies, we find ourselves in a period where both scientific literacy and the pool of next-generation scientists are dwindling.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Office Preserves by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

Nero by Jürgen (Jurgen) Malitz

Nero by Jürgen Malitz
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Overview: In this rigorously researched biography Jurgen Malitz invites readers to reconsider the reputation of the Roman Emperor Nero.
Focuses on the growing tension between Nero’s artistic tendencies and his role as emperor.
Steers readers through the diverse interpretations of Nero that have arisen through the ages.
Allows readers to form a balanced judgment of this divisive and controversial Emperor.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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My Mother, the Psychopath by Olivia Rayne (ePUB)

My Mother, the Psychopath: Growing Up in the Shadow of a Monster by Olivia Rayne
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Overview: What do you do when the person you’re meant to trust the most in the world is the one trying to destroy you?

‘When people met her they thought how lovely she was, this attractive woman with a beautiful laugh. But she was one person in public and another behind closed doors. Who would she be today? The loving mother? The trusted teacher? The monster destroying my life?’
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait Of A Problematic …

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Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Loving through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships…


Loving through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships from Separate Realities
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Lost Daughter by Ali Mercer

La Science Politique

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King Hammurabi by Marc Van De Mieroop

King Hammurabi by Marc Van De Mieroop
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Overview: This is the first biography in English of King Hammurabi, who ruled Babylon from 1792 to 1750 BC and presents a rounded view of his accomplishments.
Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extended his kingdom.
Draws on the King’s own writings and on diplomatic correspondence that has only recently become available.
Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies of his rule, especially his legal code.
Demonstrates how Hammurabi’s conquests irrevocably changed the political organization of the Near East, so that he was long remembered as one of the great kings of the past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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