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TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS

TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS

The chorus of the above-cited song - by lyricist Johnny Mercer and composer Richard Whiting - might fittingly be played as background to reading this glorious book, One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. While...

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WHEN SCIENCE READS LIKE A THRILLER

WHEN SCIENCE READS LIKE A THRILLER

Science reads like a thriller when the subject is “the life of” the world’s most famous equation, and the author is David Bodanis. Each of the five symbols in “E=mc2” merits its own chapter. Why? Because the stories behind each symbol are dramatic. The dramas are...

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LEAD INTO GOLD, GOLD INTO SPIRIT

LEAD INTO GOLD, GOLD INTO SPIRIT

An alchemist turns lead into gold. Brazilian author Paul Coelho has turned a slender magical tale into a modern classic. The Alchemist has a “devoted following around the world.” Its devotees include motivational speaker Anthony Robbins, Award-winning Actor Laurence...

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YARDWORK NO SHAME! NO SHAME!

YARDWORK NO SHAME! NO SHAME!

They gathered in the prison yard of a California maximum-security prison. There, 235 men - for the first time - discovered something about themselves - and each other. The roads that led them to prison were paved with the same “bricks.” These bricks were called...

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COMPANION on THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

COMPANION on THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

This book has made publishing history by having been on The New York Times bestseller list for ten consecutive years. First published in 1978, it made the list in 1983 and has been in print ever since - more than forty years - showing no signs of slowing down. It has...

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COUNSELOR IN A BOOK

COUNSELOR IN A BOOK

Since it’s first appearance on the New York Times Best Seller’s List decades ago, this iconic book has not only worked wonders of transformation in the lives of countless individuals who discovered it on their own, but it has become a go-to book of therapists,...

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Stories from Shakespeare

Stories from Shakespeare

It has been said that culture is knowing the best that has been done and said in the world. Few would argue that the works of William Shakespeare rank among the best. Yet too many people, while knowing of Shakespeare - do not know him "really." They have not...

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MEETING HISTORY, MEETING A FREEDOM RIDER

MEETING HISTORY, MEETING A FREEDOM RIDER

An important moment occurred for The Freadom® Road Foundation this past week on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Thomas Armstrong, author of Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights appeared in person at the Lisle (Illinois) Library...

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WHAT SHALL I TELL?

WHAT SHALL I TELL?

"What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black?" is the iconic poem written in 1963 by Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs. Dr. Burroughs founded the DuSable Museum of African American History in 1961 to bring to light her people's history and culture, thus showing them the...

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GREAT TEACHER OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

GREAT TEACHER OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

When King Philip II of Macedon sought a teacher for his young son - the future Alexander the Great - he sought the best and found the best, the renowned philosopher Aristotle. Alexander once said, "I am indebted to my father for life, but to my teacher for living...

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