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    Amish Women
    By Louise Stoltzfus
    (Good Books)
    Written by a woman who grew up in an Old Order Amish community and church, Amish Women: Lives and Stories offers a gentle, lyrical inside view of Amish womanhood. How are Amish women unique? How are they typical? How do they find expression in a place that values community togetherness above all else?... [READ MORE]
    Amish School
    By Sara Fisher
    (Good Books)
    Revised Edition! Sold more than 50,000 copies in earlier editions! The Old Order Amish believe that school prepares children for the Amish way of life, for the responsibilities of adulthood, and for eternity. Most communities conduct their own schools, usually taught by Amish teachers. Sara E. Fisher,... [READ MORE]
    Why Do They Dress That Way?
    People's Place Book No. 7
    By Stephen Scott
    (Good Books)
    This unique book, by a man who has chosen to "dress plain," describes the history and use of hats, bonnets, dresses, overcoats, and other articles of clothing used by the various religious groups who wear plain garb. This is the first comprehensive book about why more than 150,000 persons in North America... [READ MORE]
    Transcending
    Reflections Of Crime Victims
    By Howard Zehr
    (Good Books)
    Are victims of crime destined to have the rest of their lives shaped by the crimes they've experienced? ("What happened to the road map for living the rest of my life?" asks a woman whose mother was murdered.) Will victims of crime always be bystanders in the justice system? ("We're having a problem... [READ MORE]
    Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison
    Rebuilding The Web Of Relationships
    By Barb Toews
    (Good Books)
    Restorative justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is helping restore prisoners' sense of humanity while holding them accountable for their actions. Toews, with years of experience in prison work, shows how these practices can change prison culture... [READ MORE]
    The Psychology of War
    Comprehending Its Mystique and Its Madness
    By Lawrence Leshan
    (Allworth Press)
    Our wars have become more lethal, yet the affinity for war hasn't changed. Why? As the entire world anticipates a lengthy war against terrorism, this intriguing study provides a new understanding of why people fight wars so frequently and ferociously. Former military psychologist Lawrence LeShan's piercing... [READ MORE]
    The Temple and the Lodge
    The Strange and Fascinating History of the Knights Templar and the Freemasons
    By Michael Baigent, By Richard Leigh
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Coauthors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh recount the events that led to the strange and sudden disappearance of the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century and their reappearance in the court of excommunicate Scottish king Robert the Bruce. Following the survival of certain... [READ MORE]
    In the Name of Identity
    Violence and the Need to Belong
    By Amin Maalouf, Translated by Barbara Bray
    (Arcade Publishing)
    I want to try and understand why so many people commit crimes in the name of identity,” writes Amin Maalouf. Identity is the crucible out of which we come: our background, our race, our gender, our tribal affiliations, our religion (or lack thereof), all go into making up who we are. All too often, however,... [READ MORE]
    Reclaiming Parkland
    Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood
    By James Di Eugenio, Foreword by Oliver Stone
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    New foreword by J.F.K. director Oliver Stone Reclaiming Parkland details the failed attempt of Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman to make Vincent Bugliosi’s mammoth book about the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming History, into a miniseries. It exposes the questionable origins... [READ MORE]
    The Vanished
    The "Evaporated People" of Japan in Stories and Photographs
    By Léna Mauger, By (photographer) Stéphane Remael, Translated by Brian Phalen
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed families, and mounting debts. In The Vanished, journalist Léna Mauger and photographer Stéphane Remael... [READ MORE]
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