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Before You Die, Plant a Tree

Before You Die, Plant a Tree

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While vacationing in Cambodia, Dr. Penfield discovered the unique grassroots peace initiative of Peace Bridges, a faith-rooted NGO (non-profit) led by Cambodians dedicated to long-term peacebuilding. A few years later, she joined them for a year to serve as a volunteer consultant and to glean insights and practical lessons for her community work in the United States in confronting systemic racism. She was especially interested in the ways in which creating partnerships with local agencies, churches, and community organizations and then providing nonviolence training to their respected leaders was helping to nurture community development and empowerment.

This descriptive case study of ongoing peacebuilding comes alive through a rich source of historical and cultural data, participant observations, personal experiences, and interviews with peacebuilders that Dr. Penfield draws upon. The title of the book was chosen for its literal, environmental, and spiritual meaning. It is a saying coined by Peace Bridges and used to inspire their partners to join in a mass planting of seedlings to restore the environment and leave behind life for the future. Before You Die, Plant a Tree is also an invitation for each of us to partner with others in our communities to repair and restore what is broken in our relationships with each other and the environment, leaving behind more justice and peace for future generations.

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany (USED)

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany (USED)

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Chronicles the experiences of a young Jewish woman who ventured behind enemy lines and masqueraded as a German nurse searching for her soldier boyfriend in order to acquire critical information about German troop movements for the Allies.
Being Henry: The Fonz...and Beyond (USED)

Being Henry: The Fonz...and Beyond (USED)

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From Emmy-award winning actor, author, comedian, producer, and director Henry Winkler, a deeply thoughtful memoir of the lifelong effects of stardom and the struggle to become whole.

Henry Winkler, launched into prominence as "The Fonz" in the beloved Happy Days, has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny, and widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood (though he would be the first to tell you that it's simply not the case, he's really just grateful to be here), Henry shares in this achingly vulnerable memoir the disheartening truth of his childhood, the difficulties of a life with severe dyslexia, the pressures of a role that takes on a life of its own, and the path forward once your wildest dream seems behind you.

Since the glorious era of Happy Days fame, Henry has endeared himself to a new generation with roles in such adored shows as Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and Barry, where he's been revealed as an actor with immense depth and pathos, a departure from the period of his life when he was so distinctly typecast as The Fonz, he could hardly find work.

Filled with profound heart, charm, and self-deprecating humor, Being Henry is a memoir about so much more than a life in Hollywood and the curse of stardom. It is a meaningful testament to the power of sharing truth and kindness and of finding fulfillment within yourself.

Betsy Ross: History's All Stars

Betsy Ross: History's All Stars

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Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she's an all-star in American history!

Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington in Philadelphia in 1776. But what was she like as a kid?

In this narrative biography, you'll learn all about the childhood of Betsy Ross--from her birth on January 1, 1752, as the eighth of seventeen children, to her Quaker upbringing, to her growing love for sewing and apprenticeship to an upholsterer. Discover how and why Betsy began making flags--and some surprising info about her legendary contribution to America.

Better; How I Let Go of Control, Held on to Hope and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour (USED)

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Beyond Borders: Short Stories of a Long Life

Beyond Borders: Short Stories of a Long Life

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From sunrise in Narragansett to nightfall in the jungle near the Laotian border, Beyond Borders is a compendium of travel stories that proves the adage "It's not the destination, it's the journey." Writing from his home in Narragansett, RI, Allan Redfern remembers his travels, the things he saw and the people he met along the way. From the everyday to the exotic, these stories show that anyone can be an adventurer.
Big Russ & Me (USED)

Big Russ & Me (USED)

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Tim Russert's #1 New York Times bestseller -- now in paperback.

Now in paperback -- the #1 best-selling Father's Day book of 2004, with over half a million copies sold in hardcover. Tim Russert, one of America's most watched and trusted news anchors connected with readers across the nation with his critically acclaimed memoir about growing up in the 1950s and the special bond between fathers and sons.

Big Russ & Me- Large Print (USED)

Big Russ & Me- Large Print (USED)

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Tim Russert is perhaps the most admired man in television news. As NBC's senior vice president and Washington bureau chief, he has helped shape the way today's news is reported and analyzed. As producer and moderator of "Meet the Press," he has created and sustained the longest running TV news program of all time with panache and dedication. And as the anchor of "The Tim Russert Show," he has garnered a huge and growing fan base with his quick wit and straight-talking candor. And every Tim Russert fan knows that Tim's #1 hero, hands down, is his dad--Big Russ.
BIG RUSS & ME offers a charming, down-to-earth look at Russert's roots, growing up a hometown guy in working-class Buffalo in the 1950s. From the indelible bond that links him to his father, to the lessons learned from his old-fashioned Catholic upbringing, from his passion for the Buffalo Bills, to the importance of patriotism in everyday life, Russert's reflections hit the very epicenter of American values.
Rich with personal anecdotes and Russert's easygoing style and straight-talking charm, BIG RUSS & ME will be embraced by his myriad fans--and will delight dads across the country on Father's Day and for years to come.
Big Russ and Me (USED)

Big Russ and Me (USED)

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NBC-TVUs senior vice Washington bureau chief and host of Meet the Press offers an intensely personal and charming memoir of American life in the 1950s and the special bond he shares with his fatherQthe irrepressible Big Russ. From the lessons he learned from his father and his Catholic upbringing to his passion for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees to the grace of daily obligations and patriotism, Russert's reflections hit the very epicenter of American values. Includes 16 pages of color and b&w photos. 1-40135-208-1$22.95 / Time Warner Book Group
Bill and Jill from Federal Hill

Bill and Jill from Federal Hill

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Written like a personal letter to an old friend, "Bill and Jill From Federal Hill" chronicles a family's stories as told with the backdrop of a turbulent American century. Through two wars, countless military relocations, a great hurricane, and two businesses, it's the story of how Bill and Jill Caldarone raised their family, gave back to the community, had fun, remained true to their roots and stayed happy and together for over 70 years."