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|"Believing women" in Islam||
Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be "Islamic," while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer's reading of the Qur'an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings.-- Description from publisher.
|"Complicity with evil"||
From the killing fields of Rwanda and Srebrenica a decade ago to those of Darfur today, the United Nations has repeatedly failed to confront genocide.
|"J" is for judgment||
Kinsey Millhone's tenth excursion into the dark places of the heart where duplicity is the governing rule and murder the too-frequent result. -- Description from publisher
|"Johnny, we hardly knew ye"||
A memoir about JFK and the " Irish Mafia "
|"Life was meant to be lived"||
Commemorating the centenary of her birth, this book captures the full span of Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable life and the fiber of her vibrant personality.
|"Master Harold"-- and the boys||
The role that won Zakes Mokae a Tony Award brought Danny Glover back to the New York stage for the Roundabout Theatre's revival of this searing coming of age story, considered by many to be Fugard's masterpiece. A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two black waiters who work in his mother's tea room in Port Elizabeth learns that his viciously racist alcoholic father is on his way home from the hospital. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid. -- Description from publisher.
|"Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the sloth||
Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.
|"Subtle is the Lord :" the Science and the Life of Albert Einstein||
Since the death of Albert Einstein in 1955 there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to "explain" relativity. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who worked alongside Einstein in the post-war years, traces the development of Einstein's entire oeuvre. This is the first book which deal comprehensively and in depth with Einstein's science, both the successes and the failures. -- Description from publisher.
|"The good old days"||
The title "The Good Old Days" comes from a private photo album kept by a concentration camp commandant. This macabre title introduces an equally disturbing collection of diaries, letters home, and confidential reports written by the executioners and sympathetic observers of the Holocaust, and illustrated with numerous photographs they took as "souvenirs" of their work. -- Description from publisher.
|"Words for the hour"||
Without sacrificing literary distinction, editors Barrett and Miller limit their selection to work written between 1834 and 1891 by poets who lived through and often actively participated in antebellum, wartime, and aftermath events. -- From Booklist review.
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