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This memoir written by writer, orator, and former slave Frederick Douglass describes, in gripping detail, the circumstances of his upbringing, his brutal treatment at the hands of slave-owners, and his narrow escape from Maryland to freedom. Written in 1845, this narrative is one of the most famous works of American literature and provided fuel for the abolitionist movement that began in the early…

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Summary, Analysis, and Review of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams's The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams's The Book of…

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The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was Douglass' third autobiography. In it he was able to go into greater detail about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, as he and his family were no longer in any danger from the reception of his work. In this engrossing narrative he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, a…

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Buddhism is a philosophy and set of practices designed to help us achieve inner peace and balance. It is a practical approach to working with our own habits of mind. Nonetheless, many of its core ideas seem mystical or inconceivable. In nineteen revelatory audio lectures, Dr. Douglas Gentile aligns core Buddhist concepts such as karma, non-duality, and Nirvana with modern psychological science, ma…

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Midnight Louie goes along when PR whiz Temple Barr and her fiance, rising media star Matt Devine, head to Chicago so she can meet his family. Matt's mother has a tragic past primed to rise and bite anybody in reach. When Louie is snatched, the catnapping's surprising motive loops back to Vegas and a string of unsolved murders connected to magic...and ex-magician Max Kinsella, Temple's former signi…

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Ground-breaking band Black & White was platinum before it imploded from an overdose of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll years ago. Now, the Las Vegas reunion show revives the old troubles between its two divas, and efforts to sabotage end in murder. Petite PR powerhouse Temple Barr and her faithful feline roommate Midnight Louie, assisted by the Vegas Cat Pack, must sniff out clues to save the Crysta…

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In Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit, feline PI Midnight Louie's roommate, powerhouse PR freelancer Temple Barr, discovers a strip club opening in a nearby empty building threatens her elderly landlady's wedding chapel business. Electra Lark's troubles go supernova with a murder charge for a death that echoes a bizarre slaying decades earlier. While Temple’s fiance, Matt Devine, ex-priest radio shrink, pla…

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Cat in an Alien X-Ray takes the Las Vegas gang on a science-fictional roller-coaster ride, as Midnight Louie, feline PI, and company encounter UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy nuts who are too bizarre even for tin foil hat therapy. An Area 51 attraction on the Strip threatens to bring more than starry-eyed enthusiasts to town. Once again it is up to that furballed PI Midnight Louie to keep his crew in…

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New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Carole Nelson Douglas's cast of four human crime solvers must not only stop a massive Las Vegas conspiracy involving international terrorism and the FBI, but feline sleuth Midnight Louie's roommate, PR powerhouse Temple Barr, is contemplating marriage. Will syndicated radio counselor and ex-priest Matt Devine's inside track lose out to the return of t…

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In 2012, Gabrielle Douglas made history as the first African American gymnast to win the all-around competition in addition to winning gold as a crucial member of the women's gymnastics team. But before she achieved international acclaim, she was a young girl with a host of challenges. Growing up in a family with tight financial constraints, Gabrielle quickly learned that if she wanted her dreams…

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"Get science-based answers to your most pressing questions about your kids and the media in this pioneering audio series. Douglas A. Gentile—a parent, preeminent child psychologist, and award-winning professor—teaches you practical strategies for wiser media habits. In twenty-three engaging lectures, Dr. Gentile gives you the knowledge you need to foster healthy brain and social development, helpi…

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Are you curious about meditation but feel like you don’t have time to practice it? Have you tried meditating once or twice but worried that you weren’t “doing it right”? The good news is that anyone can reap the rewards of meditation in as little as five minutes per day, and there’s no wrong way to do it. In this course, award-winning psychology professor and Zen monk Douglas Gentile helps you “le…

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Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of individuals to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowner…

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This is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher’s policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city’s notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie’s mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie’s guiding light but a burden for him and his sibli…

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With timeless classics from some of the most notable names in literature, this Christmas story bundle is the perfect listen for the most wonderful time of the year. This bundle includes: A Christmas Carol Old Christmas The Romance of a Christmas Card The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True On Christmas Day Christmas at Thompson Hall A Country Christmas The Fi…

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Along the path to any goal—completing a marathon or a thesis paper, winning a medal or a contract—familiar mental hurdles arise: we may fixate on the odds of failure or find our interest flags two thirds of the way through. That’s when elite endurance athletes—top performers in running, cycling, and swimming—turn to their rich arsenal of cognitive strategies to overcome self-doubt and unlock peak…

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The minister's new wife, Reba, is spirited, kind, and compassionate—she has made the town minister incredibly happy and has organized his affairs so that he can focus on the work of the Lord. Despite all of this, there is still contention in the church due to rebellious youths that threatens to tear the town apart. Reba decides to use her talents in poetry to bring everyone together for the holida…

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At age thirty-five, Morris Bliss is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia. Enter Stefani, an eighteen-year-old girl in a Catholic school uniform, and Morris's once static life quickly unravels when Stefani's father calls on Morris to work for him. Morris's life becomes further entangled when his best friend, N.J., is recruited by an international cartel that controls global economics and lo…

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"This revised and updated edition is a complete resource for anyone who wants to write and produce a television drama series or create an original series, as well as for teachers in screenwriting classes and workshops. It leads listeners step-by-step through each stage of the development and writing process, offering practical industry information and artistic inspiration. This edition also takes…

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The idea and practice of civility has always been wielded to silence dissent, repress political participation, and justify violence upon people of color. Although many progressives today are told that we need to be more polite and thoughtful, less rancorous and angry, when we talk about race in America, civility maintains rather than disrupts racial injustice.Spanning two hundred years, Zamalin's…

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Nineteen-year-old Evelyn has rarely strayed from her family's isolated estate-save for the occasional trip to Edinburgh, where her father, a respected magistrate, conducts his business. But when Evelyn's innocent friendship with a servant is misinterpreted by her father as an illicit union, Evelyn is whisked away to accompany her father on a trip to North America. For the final portion of that tri…

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William Monroe Trotter (1872– 1934), although still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized black working-class citizens to wield their political power despite the violent racism of post-Reconstruction America. For more than thirty years, the Harvard-educated Tr…

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“Adventure wanted! Will go anywhere, do anything! Write Box Thirteen, Star-Times.” In 1948, motion-picture actor Alan Ladd teamed up with an old business associate named Bernie Joslin and created Mayfair Productions, a radio syndication company. In Box Thirteen, Ladd played the role of former reporter turned novelist, Dan Holiday. Dan never knows what adventure awaits him when he collects his mail…

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Australian and arctic animals! Meet a scientist who studies wombats and another who studies arctic foxes. Enjoy a fun story about animals having a jumping competition and another about animals having a special grown-up birthday party. Stories by L.E. Carmichael, Ph.D., Douglas McInnis, Karen Steiner, and Highlights for Children.

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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass's story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. Facing Frederick captures the whole complicated and, at times, perplexing person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer, and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon…

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Camille Douglas has one last article to write for the travel magazine she works for before officially retiring and becoming a full-time novelist. She’s tasked to cover her editor’s favorite spot on the east coast: Hope Lake, PA. Of course, she’s heard the stories and seen the pictures, but she’s doubtful it looks that idyllic in person. She decides to make the cross-country trip right before the…

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Vivian Wainwright is living her dream. The middle-aged widow owns the Misty Bay Tearoom, a quaint, English-accented shop on the Oregon coast. But on the eve of the tearoom's second anniversary, the dream turns nightmarish when a man falls to his death from a hotel balcony. The body belongs to Dean Ramsey, ex-husband of Vivian's assistant, Jenna. Detective Tony Messina quickly zeroes in on Jenna as…

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For most of her adult life, Joan Crawford was a star who dedicated herself entirely to her career. But since her death, her luster has been tarnished. Here, at last, is a biography that sets the record straight. In her heyday, Joan Crawford was probably the most imitated woman in the world. Magazine covers featured her face, and high-school and college girls copied her makeup and clothing. Born Lu…

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Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases, they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems—often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr., loved fashion and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera mus…

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Forget the gold medals, the championships, and the undefeated seasons. When all-star athletes were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Baseball legend Babe Ruth was such a troublemaker that his family sent him to reform school. Race-car champion Danica Patrick fended off bullies who told her “girls can’t drive.” And football superstar Peyton Manning was forced to dance the tan…

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Sidelined by a potentially career-ending injury, the only thing hockey player Ryan Douglas should be thinking about is his recovery. But after sharing a near-death experience with a spunky brunette, the only thing on his mind is five and a half feet of sexy sarcasm. And he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back in his bed—even if it means playing dirty. Chloe Jacobs is done with fairytales. And m…

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Tom Sawyer's and Huckleberry Finn's adventures are legendary, but what about the story you haven't heard? In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher is the new girl in town, determined to have adventures like she promised her brother Jon before he died. Before long, she joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas, and Becky convinces her new best friend, Amy Lawrence, to join he…

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Following the events of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is under the watchful stewardship of the Widow Douglas. However, when he is forced back into his drunken father's custody, Huck fakes his own death and runs off down river. In the process, he meets up with Jim, a runaway slave, and the two become friends as well as travel companions. Their adventures lead them through many twis…

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Glenna Douglas may be the daughter of a humble crofter, but she dreams of becoming the innkeeper of Glengour Inn, where she has worked for years. Her problems are two-fold: first, she cannot read or write; second, the landlord has chosen a gentleman who has never set foot in Glengour to manage the inn. She is determined to prove herself more capable than the newcomer, but she may need a bit of hel…

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After a tailspin in her late teens, Lauren Anderson's life is finally back on track. Her battle with bulimia is under control, her career is taking off, and she's surrounded by a loving family. Then a chance meeting with Carter Douglas, her first love and the man who broke her heart leads to old feelings returning with new strength. And suddenly her well-balanced world is thrown off kilter. Now a…

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 3 was a typical slam-bang detective series and though consistently well written and acted, the series never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role, veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team, and the series was transformed…

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While cruising the South Seas with friends aboard a sailing yacht, Steve Drexel bets his friends that he can survive on a remote desert island with nothing but a toothbrush. Once the wager is set, Steve and his dog swim ashore and begin to recreate their Park Avenue world by way of various “Rube Goldberg” type contraptions constructed from local materials. With these handmade implements, the light…

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What About ME? is an astonishing and in-depth investigation of the debilitating condition known alternately as either Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CF). A mystery illness that is often incorrectly labeled as a psychiatric ailment, ME/CFS is a largely undocumented epidemic that utterly debilitates the lives of previously healthy, active, and vibrant individuals, leavin…

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Follow one of the world's most tenacious species and our closest fellow predator across remote landscapes and catch a glimpse of a way of life known only to a handful of scientists. Wolves tells the remarkable story of one pack of elusive predators and dives deep into the hierarchy that rules their world.

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Following in the footsteps of history's greatest polar explorers, such as Robert Scott, Douglas Mawson and Roald Amundsen-and inspired by a friend's fight with breast cancer-Australian doctor Geoff Wilson set himself the incredible goal of dragging his pink boobsled across 3,400 kilometers of the most brutal terrain on earth. His goal was to complete a coast-to-coast crossing of the continent. Unl…

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The War Department presents Appointment in Tokyo, a documentary about the U.S. ocean battles of World War II. With all enemy film taken from captured official Japanese newsreels, this fifty-six minute documentary primarily follows General Douglas MacArthur and his men from the Philippines in early 1942 through the signing of the instrument of surrender on the USS Missouri on September 1, 1945. Thi…

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From late 1943 to the spring of 1944, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his officers prepare the American Army, Navy, and Air Force to take back the island of Great New Britain from the occupying Japanese. U. S. Army personnel go through training maneuvers on New Guinea, with the help of natives who familiarize them with jungle tactics. As American bombers launch a preemptive attack, naval forces bombard…

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The Big Lift is a true account of the Berlin Airlift, which provided food and supplies to the Western sector of Berlin during the Soviet blockade. Sgt. Danny MacCullough (Montgomery Clift) and his friend Sgt. Hank Kowalski (Paul Douglas) are among the Americans called upon to risk their lives to transport supplies to the desperate citizens. The grim war is soon left behind as budding romances emer…

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Black History is an integral part of American History. This video highlights some of the most notable events and individuals of Black History and provides an in-depth introduction to key activists including W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, and Maya Angelou while also introducing individuals not often discussed in traditional history classes. Featuring events such as the March on Washington an…

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From regal burial to exhumation and decapitation, this relic of our only non-royal ruler has traveled a most peculiar path. It has been a gruesome warning to traitors, a secret prize for a soldier, an attraction at an eighteenth-century peep show, and an object of veneration and derision until it was finally laid to rest in a secret ceremony. This one-hour documentary tells the full story of this…

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Hosted by Henry Fonda, himself a beloved and iconic star, this fascinating and informative documentary tracks the complex creation, development, and eventual demise of the Hollywood studio star system. Tracing the evolution of the studio system from the Silent Era, when megastars like Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks shaped the face of cinematic celebrity, to the Golden Era of the early sixties…

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Bestselling novelist Owen Waterbury (Kirk Douglas) hires aspiring writer Stephanie Steve Gaylord (Laraine Day) to be his secretary. She thinks this is a good deal until it becomes apparent that Waterbury is no more interested in blondes than books. Romance blooms-but not in the usual way. Written and directed by Charles Martin, the film features a stellar supporting cast that includes Keenan Wynn,…

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Acclaimed director Charlie Minn brings attention to the victims of the infamous massacre that occurred on February 14th, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A normal day at school became a true nightmare for Parkland, Florida citizens as they experienced something they had never thought would happen in their small suburb. In just six minutes, seventeen students and staff were fatally sho…

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This documentary was compiled at the end of World War II and was then, as it remains now, a thorough and fascinating overview of America’s wartime exploits in the Pacific theater. Narrated by Captain Carl Zimmerman—a then-unknown army correspondent who went on to great success in the American radio scene—the documentary follows the battles that resulted in Japanese defeats at New Guinea, Guadalcan…

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When Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) returns to the neighborhood of his youth, he finds that his old friend Martha (Barbara Stanwyck) has married local District Attorney Walter O'Neil (Kirk Douglas, making his screen debut). All seems fine on the surface, but Walter, Martha, and Sam share a horrible secret. Soon Sam finds himself drawn into a web of fear and suspicion, and the results are classic film…

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