Margaret Cavendish: Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy by Eileen O’Neill
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Overview: Margaret Cavendish’s Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the picture of nature as a grand machine that was propounded by Hobbes and Descartes; she also rejects the alternative views of nature that make reference to immaterial spirits. Instead she develops an original system of organicist materialism, and draws on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women’s contributions to philosophy and science.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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Meditation for Relaxation: 60 Meditative Practices to Reduce Stress, Cultivate Calm, and Improve Sleep by Adam O’Neill
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Overview: Practical Meditations for Real Relaxation
When you’re caught in the waves of a busy mind, pushed and pulled from place to place, day and night―wouldn’t it be wonderful to finally relax? You can. The meditation strategies and practices inside this book will help you find calm, get better sleep, and beat stress.
Reset your thoughts and settle your emotions with a quick meditation or use belly breaths to achieve deep and restful sleep. Meditation for Relaxation gets right to the techniques to give you right now benefits of meditation.
Inside Meditation for Relaxation, you’ll find:
Theory into Practice―Go beyond theory and dive into the benefits of practicing meditation.
60 meditations―Cultivate calm, reduce stress, and wake up feeling like you’ve actually slept.
Minutes to Mindfulness―Choose form 5, 10, 15, or 20 minute meditations to reset no matter how busy you are.
No matter how crazy your day has been, you can find peace in the middle of swirling thoughts and emotions with meditation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
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Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s Story by Robin Bowles
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Overview: Don’t fool yourself that the innocent never go to jail.
When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored in the Derwent Estuary near the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s marina, on the night of 26 January 2009, he left behind his pipe and tobacco-something that his partner of 18 years, Sue Neill-Fraser, knew he would never willingly do. What she didn’t know was that despite no body, no weapon, no cause of death, and no witnesses, she would soon become the only suspect in Chappell’s disappearance.
In their haste to wrap up the case, the police charged Neill-Fraser with murder. In her eagerness to assist police, she virtually talked her way into their hands. And after a lengthy trial that resulted in a guilty verdict, the judge delivered Neill-Fraser a crushing 26-year sentence.
But was the verdict unsafe? Many of Australia’s leading legal minds think so, and other reasonable hypotheses have been mooted about what might have happened on the Derwent that night. The Tasmanian government has changed its laws to give Neill-Fraser one last crack at proving her innocence, because that is what it’s come to now-proving her innocence.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century by John A. Farrell
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Overview: Award-winning New York Times Notable Book of the Year, national bestseller, and winner of the D.B. Hardeman prize, it is the definitive biography of the legendary Speaker of the House. To read this book is to revisit many of the greatest moments of late 20th-century American politics: colorful characters, grand triumphs, and bitter ideological wars during the rise and decline of Democratic politics.
When most modern political personas seem to be slick and elusive images fashioned by outside interests and partisan spinmasters, O’Neill’s legacy endures as a champion of the common man who never forgot where he came from. A garrulous legislative titan and rogue, he used the force of his personality to persuade his colleagues to work with him at a time when the government’s role as a protector of society was changing dramatically.
Given exclusive access to previously untapped resources, Farrell has written a rich, compelling work of narrative history and a model of the biographer’s art. It is an invaluable addition to the American political canon.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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