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A fascinating journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaning Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the burden of mortality, and how to find one's place in the world. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.Show book
New Mexico 2050
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Jacob Gelt Dekker
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Six by Ten - Stories from Solitary
Mateo Hoke, Taylor Pendergrass
The growing movement against mass incarceration and harsh sentencing that began with books like The New Jim Crow, gets a human face as the stories of those impacted by the inhumanity of solitary confinement speak out. The New Jim Crow has sold over a million copies and continues to be a focal point in the conversation about mass incarceration, including a new battle over whether or not prisoners can buy and read books like this one. Ava DuVerney's electric documentry, 13, about the inequality of the prison industrial complex, was both critically acclaimed and widely viewed online. The case of Kalif Browder, a juvenile who was locked in solitary for three years and later committed suicide after being released, has been widely discussed and featured in major news outlets. His story shined a light on the harsh reality of solitary, in particular for youth prisoners. This book uses the power of oral history to weave together a stark portrait of what it is like in America’s most hostile prison environment: a six by ten cell in solitary.Show book
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Archives The National
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