THE SIMPLE LIFE PLAIN LIVING AND HIGH THINKING IN AMERICAN CULTURE

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The Simple Life

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 0820329754
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 61.80 MB
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Looking across more than three centuries of want and prosperity, war and peace, Shi introduces a rich cast of practitioners and proponents of the simple life, among them Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Jane Addams, Scott and Helen Nearing, and Jimmy Carter.
Category: Philosophy

The Simple Life

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 0820323403
Genre : History
File Size : 82.73 MB
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Looking across three centuries of want and prosperity, war and peace, this work introduces a cast of practitioners and proponents of the simple life, among them Thomas Jefferson, Scott and Helen Nearing, Jimmy Carter and Jane Addams. It finds that nothing is simple about our mercurial devotion to the ideal of plain living and high thinking. Though we may hedge a bit in practice and are now and then driven by motives no deeper than nostalgia, this work stresses that the diverse efforts to avoid anxious social striving and compulsive materialism have been essential to the nation's spiritual health.
Category: History

America

Author : George Brown Tindall
ISBN : 9780393265934
Genre : History
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With more than two million copies sold, America remains the leading narrative history survey text because it’s a book that students enjoy reading. The Tenth Edition is both more relevant, offering increased attention to the culture of everyday life, and more accessible, featuring a reduced number of chapters and a streamlined narrative throughout.
Category: History

The Simple Living Handbook

Author : Lorilee Lippincott
ISBN : 9781620876299
Genre : House & Home
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The author discusses her path to a simple life for herself and her family and encourages readers to make the decisions necessary to simplify their home and schedule.
Category: House & Home

Voluntary Simplicity Second Revised Edition

Author : Duane Elgin
ISBN : 9780061966347
Genre : Self-Help
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“A manifesto for the only kind of future that promises sanity and the possibility of contentment. Bread and wine for the spirit.” —Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly Originally published in 1981 and hailed as the “bible” of the simplicity movement by The Wall Street Journal, Duane Elgin’s classic Voluntary Simplicity has been completely revised for our modern times. Elgin, who was honored in 2009 by The Ecologist, the U.K.’s leading environmental magazine, as one of ten important “visionaries,” offers a path “Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich.” Voluntary Simplicity has already changed the lives of thousands of people. This new edition will profoundly influence countless more with its powerful, timely message of balance, frugality, and ecological awareness.
Category: Self-Help

America

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 0393616606
Genre : United States
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An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online.
Category: United States

The Bell Tower And Beyond

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 1570034664
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The president of Furman University reflects on a variety of subjects.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Facing Facts

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 9780195106534
Genre : History
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Shi provides the most comprehensive history to date of the rise of realism in American culture, vividly capturing the character and sweep of this all-encompassing movement that ranges from Winslow Homer to the rise of the Ash Can school, from Whitman to Henry James to Theodore Dreiser.
Category: History

The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9781551994963
Genre : Fiction
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In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.
Category: Fiction