Non-Fiction - Social Issues

Red Scare in the Green Mountains

The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960
By Rick Winston

Red Scare in the Green Mountains: The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960 is a nonfiction historical work written by Rick Winston. Winston is a long-time resident of the Green Mountain state who, while volunteering to do research for a 1988 conference on the McCarthy Era,...

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Wings of Destiny

Ziaur Rahman Ansari - A Life
By Fasihur Rahman

Wings of Destiny: Ziaur Rahman Ansari - A Life is a biographical work written by author Fasihur Rahman around the life of its title character, Indian union minister Ziaur Rahman Ansari. A man who rose to become part of the council for both Indira Gandhi...

Moral Indignation

Embryonic Stem Cells, DNA, and Christians
By Sherman P. Bastarache

Moral Indignation: Embryonic Stem Cells, DNA, and Christians by Sherman P. Bastarache addresses many of the issues surrounding stem cell research and the religious arguments against it. While Bastarache begins by stating it's not possible to cover all of the disputes that arise on the...

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Writing While Female or Black or Gay

Diverse Voices in Publishing
By Laine Cunningham

Don’t be fooled by the title. Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing is a book for all writers. I think a lot of readers would love it too. If you are a real reader, a lifelong lover of books, you...

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Firsts

Coming Of Age Stories By People With Disabilities
By Belo Miguel Cipriani

Firsts: Coming Of Age Stories By People With Disabilities is a nonfiction anthology edited by Belo Miguel Ciperiani. Ciperiani lost his vision when he was 27. He grew up looking forward to his weekly trip to the library where he would pick up a new...

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Boomer Brands

Iconic Brands that Shaped Our Childhood
By Barry Silverstein

For a delightful look at the products and mores that shaped the lives of the boomer generation, you can't do much better than Boomer Brands by Barry Silverstein. For those of us who grew up in the fifties and sixties, these were the things that...

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How to Get Rid of Lice

A Fast, Easy, and Cheap Lice Treatment That Works
By Andrew Cartwright

How To Get Rid of Lice: A Fast, Easy, and Cheap Lice Treatment that Works by Andrew Cartwright is a useful book that will help many readers put an end to the lice menace. This problem affects millions of people across the world each day....

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Once the Storm is Over

From Grieving to Healing After the Suicide of My Daughter
By Nina Bingham

With the alarming rise in suicides, especially sadly amongst teens, Nina Bingham’s memoir about losing her beloved daughter to suicide is timely, but no doubt writing it was one of the hardest things Bingham has ever done. What courage it takes to bare a heartache...

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I Teach, Therefore I Wine

By Christina Hammons

You don’t have to be a teacher to appreciate the delightful flavor of I Teach, Therefore I Wine by Christina Hammons, but you will enjoy it so much more if you are, or were a member of the teaching profession at some point in your...

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Let's Git Outta Here

How rescue-transport saved the lives of thousands of pets yearly in a small and struggling rural shelter
By Kate J. Kuligowski

Let's Git Outta Here by Kate J. Kuligowski is an in-depth story about Valencia County Animal Shelter (VCAS), a once-respectable shelter overwhelmed by too many animals. As more animals arrived every day, the employees and volunteers became demoralized by the high rate of euthanasia, overcrowding,...

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