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Saints and Madmen: How Pioneering Psychiatrists Are Creating a New Science ...

Russell Shorto - Psychology - 2000 - 272 pages
Exploring the boundary between psychosis and religious experience, a journalist uncovers a new science of the soul where chemistry, consciousness, psychotherapy, and religion ...
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Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason

Russell Shorto - History - 2008 - 320 pages
A New York Times Notable Book Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to ...
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Geronimo and the Struggle for Apache Freedom

Russell Shorto - Apache Indians - 1989 - 131 pages
Recounts the life story of the Apache chief who led one of the last great Indian uprisings.
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Careers for Hands-on Types: Interviews

Russell Shorto - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1992 - 64 pages
People who work with their hands, including a tailor, film editor, and masseuse, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others would need to get a ...
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Careers For Performers

Russell Shorto - Sports & Recreation - 1992 - 64 pages
People working in a wide range of performing careers, including a trial lawyer, comedian, dancer, and anchorwoman, describe the daily routines, benefits, and drawbacks of their ...
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Jane Fonda: Political Activism

Russell Shorto - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1991 - 104 pages
A biography of the film actress known for her political activism during the Vietnam War and her more recent physical fitness programs.
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Careers for the Curious: Interviews

Russell Shorto - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1992 - 64 pages
People who like to use their minds, including an antique collector, opinion researcher, and detective, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others ...
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Thomas Jefferson and the American Ideal

Russell Shorto - History - 1988 - 162 pages
Traces the life and achievements of the Virginian who wrote the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States.
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Careers for people who like people: interviews

Russell Shorto - Business & Economics - 1992 - 64 pages
Offers examples of careers for those interested in working with the public with commentary from a daycare worker, a flight attendant, a city councilperson, a hotel manager, and ...
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