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    A School in South Uist: Reminiscences of a Hebridean Schoolmaster, 1890-1913 by F. G. Rea & John Lorne Campbell    A Way to Go by Rhea Wells    Alexandre Vachon: The Scholars' Cleric and the Clerics' Scholar by Andre N. Vachon    Resilience - From Killing Fields to Boardroom: The S.A.L.T Effect by Emad Rahim & Casey Reason    Born to Rebel: An Autobiography by Benjamin Mays    Teaching While Black: A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City by Pamela Lewis    A Shot Story: From Juvie to Ph.D. by David Borkowski    It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State by Jonathan Starr    As Bad as They Say? Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx by Janet Mayer    God, Country, Notre Dame: The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh by Theodore M. Hesburgh & Jerry Reedy    In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary    Imprisoned in India: Corruption and Extortion in the World's Largest Democracy by James Tooley    Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South by Andrew McNeill Canady    Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic by James P. Cousins    Monk's Tale: Way Stations on the Journey by Edward A. Malloy    Monk's Tale: PilgrimageThe Begins, 1941-1975 by Edward A. Malloy    The Story of a Great Schoolmaster: Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle (1924) - a biography of Fr by H. G. Wells    Feminism's Founding Fathers: The Men Who Fought for Women's Rights by Kaevan Gazdar    Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record by Robert Schmuhl    Blackboards, Backboards, Politics and More: Grandpa's Last Story, A Memoir by Joseph J. Henry    Romances with Schools: A Life of Education by John I. Goodlad    The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World by Nadia Lopez & Rebecca Paley    An American Teacher in Argentina: Mary Gorman's Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from New Mexico to the Pampas by Julyan G. Peard    One Family's Response To Terrorism: A Daughter's Memoir by Susan Van De Ven    Simple Life Fretz by Sara Fretz-Goering    An Unexpected Finish Line Leaves a Unique Legacy: One Persons Short Journey Impacts the Journey of Many by Dr. David C. Johnson    Over at College: A Texas A&M Campus Kid in the 1930s by James Knox Walker    On Breaking One's Pencil by Bob Sorrells    Charlotte Mason: Hidden Heritage and Educational Influence by Margaret A. Coombs    Troy Duster: Berkeley Sociologist, Teacher, and Civil Rights Activist by John F. Galliher    Before A Canyon: A Story About Victor and Me by Jeremy Tucker    One God Two Voices: Life-Changing Lessons from the Classroom on the Issues Challenging Today's Families by Deidre Hester & Sue E. Whited    A Search for Better University Education: Experiment at Malaspina by Gary Bauslaugh    The World According to Coleen by Coleen Grissom    Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours by Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis & Robin Gaby Fisher    Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg by Ronald F. Borne    Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler by Michael Rosenthal    Goal-Driven Life: The Inspiring Life Story of Dr. Tim L. Adsit by Tim Adsit    The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Ri by Geoffrey Kabaservice    Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer    Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun    Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad by Nathan Harden    Alice's Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer by Melissa M?ller & Reinhard Piechocki    Dangerous Minds: They Were Problem Kids With One Last Chance . . . Her by Louanne Johnson    The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden of Deerfield by John McPhee    A Nomad in Academia: A Reflective Account of an Academic's Experience Across the Continents by Mohammed Abdur Razzaque    Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates    The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South by Jo Ivester    Playing Dolls, Canadian Experience Required by Najat Sinclair-Benrbia    Heads and Tales by Maggie George

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In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

Amy Gary

In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary

The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children's classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret's books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children's book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, book ideas, songs, and poems and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her stunning beauty and endless thirst for adventure.

Margaret started her writing career by helping...

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Alexandre Vachon: The Scholars' Cleric and the Clerics' Scholar

Andre N. Vachon

Alexandre Vachon: The Scholars' Cleric and the Clerics' Scholar by Andre N. Vachon

..".a rich chronicle of one of the greatest leaders of this diocese." -Marcel Andre Gervais, Archbishop Emeritus of Ottawa, Canada ..".the opportunity to get to know a great figure of the Canadian Episcopate." -Luigi Ventura, former Apostolic Nuncio to Canada

Alexandre Vachon 1885-1953 completed his studies for the Catholic Priesthood with distinction. He became a science teacher and pursued studies at Harvard and MIT. Early on, he realized the need to improve the lot of French-Canadians, not only in the Province of Quebec, but throughout Canada. As Director of the Advanced School of Chemistry...

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Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South

Andrew McNeill Canady

Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South by Andrew McNeill Canady

At the turn of the twentieth century, few white, southern leaders would speak out in favor of racial equality for fear of being dismissed as too progressive. Willis Duke Weatherford (1875--1970), however, defied convention as one of the first prominent white southern liberals to dedicate his life to reforming the South's social system, eliminating violence and injustice through education, and opening a dialogue among the affected groups. His energetic efforts led to a rise in progressive action in the region, though at times his own beliefs prevented him from advocating for absolute racial equality....

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Fifteen Red Roses: The Challenge of Public School Integration in Rural Georgia

Ann W. Yearwood

Fifteen Red Roses: The Challenge of Public School Integration in Rural Georgia by Ann W. YearwoodIn the fall of 1962, Eve Windham begins her high school teaching career with enthusiasm: 'I'll be the best teacher they ever had!' By the spring of 1969, the power of the Civil Rights Movement reaches Janus County, resulting in a court order to integrate the public schools the next fall. Join Eve as she faces possible violence with courage. Persevere with her to create new grading systems and group activities for her mixed classes. Ride with her to transport contestants and judge debate competitions. Sit with her in long, continuous meetings 'for the boys and girls.' Laugh and cry with her in...
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Portraits in Leadership: Six Extraordinary University Presidents

Arthur Padilla

Portraits in Leadership: Six Extraordinary University Presidents by Arthur PadillaLeading complex organizations is never easy or simple. In this book, Padilla uses the university as the organizational vehicle through which to examine the phenomenon of leadership and followership in complex entities. The unique characteristics of universities as organizations are discussed and the leadership experiences of six well-known university presidents are analyzed within an orignal framework of leadership. Just as John Kennedy's Profiles in Courage considered the notion of political courage within the institutional setting of Congress, this book explores leadership within the context...
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Lessons in Humility - 40 Years of Teaching

Bary Dickins

Lessons in Humility - 40 Years of Teaching by Bary DickinsLessons in Humility is the bizarre story of Barry Dickins' life as a teacher. He gained his Diploma of Education at The Melbourne State College forty years ago although he failed Classroom Management. He has taught Drama and Creative Literature to cherubs at a primary school and prayer-composition at a secondary college. The recollection unfolds at the point of doom but cheerfully expands when the author experiences enlightenment when he is put in with Grade Ones forever. Barry Dickins' writing has been called 'The defeat of the desperate by the bizarre' which means of course that his stage...
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Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal's Triumph in the Inner City

Ben Chavis & Carey Blakely

Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal's Triumph in the Inner City by Ben Chavis & Carey BlakelyThe inspiring true story of "one of the country's finest educators" (National Review) and the school he changed forever.

Under the leadership of highly unorthodox principal Dr. Ben Chavis, Oakland's American Indian Public Charter School was hailed as an "education miracle" by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger after it was transformed from a failing "nuisance" into one of the best public middle schools in the nation.

This is the story of that transformation and of a man who dared to be different. With his rigorous, no-nonsense approach, Dr. Chavis debunks the myth that poor, minority, inner-city...

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Born to Rebel: An Autobiography

Benjamin Mays

Born to Rebel: An Autobiography by Benjamin MaysBorn the son of a sharecropper in 1894, Benjamin E. Mays went on to serve as president of Morehouse College for twenty-seven years and as the first president of the Atlanta School Board. Born to Rebel is the moving chronicle of his life, a story that interlaces achievement with the rebuke he continually confronted.
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Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma'u 1793-1864

Beverley Mack & Jean Boyd

Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma'u 1793-1864 by Beverley Mack & Jean BoydNana Asma'u (1793–1864) was a prolific Muslim scholar, poet, historian, and educator whose legacy in Nigeria and America continues today.
2013 / 11 / 24
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On Breaking One's Pencil

Bob Sorrells

On Breaking One's Pencil by Bob SorrellsThe book is divided into six major parts: PLACES, WRITING ADVICE, CHURCH MATTERS, PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ESSAYS, ESSAYS, and ALL IN THE FAMILY. It closes with the traditional -30- that used to tell newspapermen working on stories that the story was completed, that there was no more copy coming in on that story.
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Up from Slavery - An Autobiography

Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery - An Autobiography by Booker T. WashingtonThis volume is the outgrowth of a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published consecutively in the Outlook. While they were appearing in that magazine I was constantly surprised at the number of requests which came to me from all parts of the country, asking that the articles be permanently preserved in book form. I am most grateful to the Outlook for permission to gratify these requests...

Booker T. Washington Please Note: This book has been reformatted to be easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft...

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Up from Slavery

Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery by Booker T. WashingtonWashington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition.
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Vidyasagar: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian

Brian A. Hatcher

Vidyasagar: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian by Brian A. Hatcher

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91).

Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar's original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history, memory and controversy, and emphasises the key challenge of pinning down the identity of an enigmatic and multi-faceted figure. By examining lesser-known works of Vidyasagar (including several pseudonymous and posthumous works) alongside the evidence of his public career, the author calls attention to...

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Becoming an Ethnomusicologist: A Miscellany of Influences

Bruno Nettl

Becoming an Ethnomusicologist: A Miscellany of Influences by Bruno NettlBecoming an Ethnomusicologist centers on the life and education of the author, Bruno Nettl, a well-known ethnomusicologist.
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Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man

Buzzy Martin

Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man by Buzzy MartinThis is the story of lifelong musician Buzzy Martin, music teacher to the hardened criminals inside the walls of San Quentin Prison-and what he learned, note by incredible note.

2014 / 11 / 9
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Good Morning, Mr Sarra: My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children

Chris Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra: My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children by Chris Sarra

The remarkable true story of one man's fight to turn the tide of low expectations, this account follows educator Chris Sarra from his humble beginnings in a large Italian-Aboriginal family to his triumphant achievements, including becoming Queensland's Australian of the Year, the subject of ABC's Australian Story, and one of the most outspoken and recognized educators in Australia. Attempting to better Indigenous education, Sarra transformed the Cherbourg State School into a national success story, but not without controversy along the way—Sarra battled the media, the education system, and a...

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The World According to Coleen

Coleen Grissom

The World According to Coleen by Coleen GrissomIn a collection of musings that is as much historical record and a memoir, Coleen Grissom provides a unique view of life on and off an American university campus. As an administrator and faculty member at Trinity University in San Antonio for over five decades, Grissom has seen the feminist movement take hold, the sexual revolution take off, and the tragic deaths of students, friends, and family. Her honest, witty, and acerbic words have urged students, their parents, and the community at large to become lifelong readers and to aspire to a life well-lived.
2015 / 10 / 6
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A Shot Story: From Juvie to Ph.D.

David Borkowski

A Shot Story: From Juvie to Ph.D. by David BorkowskiDavid Borkowski was nearly shot to death during a botched robbery when he was 15. Soon before turning 40, he obtained a Ph.

D. in Literature and Rhetoric from the CUNY Graduate School. He is now a Professor of English. A Shot Story describes that journey.

2017 / 2 / 10
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One God Two Voices: Life-Changing Lessons from the Classroom on the Issues Challenging Today's Families

Deidre Hester & Sue E. Whited

One God Two Voices: Life-Changing Lessons from the Classroom on the Issues Challenging Today's Families by Deidre Hester & Sue E. WhitedOne God Two Voices: Echoes from Then and Now is a revealing look into the educational, racial, social, and spiritual issues challenging today's families and their students as shared by two educators from different racial and cultural backgrounds.
2015 / 11 / 26
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Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution

Derrick Jensen

Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution by Derrick Jensen

Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass through the educational system?

Walking on Water is a startling and provocative look at teaching, writing, creativity, and life by a writer increasingly recognized for his passionate and articulate critique of modern civilization. This time Derrick Jensen brings us into his classroom--whether college or maximum security prison--where he teaches writing. He reveals how schools perpetuate...

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