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TIP’S BOOKSHELF – RESOURCES GALORE

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BOOK FINDING GUIDE

THIS NEW TIP “WHAT BOOKS TO BUY” SECTION OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LOTS OF EXCITING AND HELPFUL HEALTHY LIVING BOOKS (AND VIDEOS)

FOR YOURSELF OR LOVED ONES!

OPTIONS FOR BUYING BOOKS & BENEFITING TIP!

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We are phasing out our own book sales, but continue to provide information about excellent choices of books about gardening, landscaping, healthy households and more. We’ll be adding new suggestions for great books periodically. Choose from the informative and fun titles here, and order using IGive or GoodShop to benefit TIP. It’s just a quick click on the link next to the book, then shop as usual!

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OR

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CURRENT TIP BOOKS RECOMMENDATION LIST

Full descriptions are further below on this page.

Click on any book title to go down to the full description .

Note: we now refrain from selling books ourselves -- we just make recommendations. You're encouraged to click on a Goodshop or Igive button and find a retailer who will send a small portion of your purchase back to us.

CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHERS

1. Hidden Dangers in Kids' Meals (DVD) By Jeffrey M. Smith $16.00 <($15.95 list price)>
2. The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements $14.00
3. Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front, $24.00
4. Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's At Stake for American Power, $23.00
5. Fed Up! Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives, (DVD) $12.00
6. Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections , $16.00
7. Whole Foods Companion: A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foods, by Dianne Onstad, $28.00
8. Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food, $14.40
9. An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, By Diane Wilson, $14.40
10. Nobody Particular: One Woman’s Fight to Save the Bays, By Molly Bang $8.00
11. Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth, By Lee Welles, Illustrated by Ann Hameister $13.00
12. Journey for the Planet: A Kid's Five Week Adventure to Create an Earth-Friendly Life, By David Gershon. $10.40

BOOKS ON HEALTHIER LIVING

SAFER FOR YOUR BABY    $  6.00

(A Guide to Living Better With Fewer Chemicals)

How to Grow Fresh Air50 Houseplants that Purify Your Home or Office    $17.00

Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Cat Care                                                    $15.00

Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Dog Care                                                   $15.00

Herbal Antibiotics                                                                   $13.00

ADHD Alternatives                                                                      $13.00

Unclutter Your Home                                                                     $10.00

GARDENING BOOKS

Organic Land Care                                          $20

Down & Dirty                                          $20

Tabletop Gardens                                          $17

Tips for the Lazy Gardener                                          $13

Good Bugs for Your Garden                                         $ 11

Pruning Made Easy                                                                                $20.00

(A Gardener’s Visual Guide to When & How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees)

Herbal Remedy Gardens                                                                       $17.00
38 Plans for Your Health & Well-Being

Watering Systems for Lawn & Garden                                       $17.00

Bugs, Slugs & Other Thugs                  $15.00

Controlling Garden Pests Organically

Building A Healthy Lawn                                                                        $15.00

(A Safe & Natural Approach)

The Gardener’s Bug Book:                                                                    $15.00

(Earth-Safe Insect Control)    

The Gardener’s Guide to Plant Diseases                                            $15.00

(Earth-Safe Remedies)

The Gardener’s Weed Book:                                                                 $15.00

(Earth-Safe Controls)

Roses Love Garlic                                                                                  $15.00

(Companion Planting & Other Secrets of Flowers)

Carrots Love Tomatoes                                                                         $15.00
(Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening)

Let It Rot!                                                                                                 $13.00

(The Gardener’s Guide to Composting)

Mulch It                                                                                                    $13.00

(A Practical Guide to Using Mulch in the Garden & Landscape)

Saving Seeds  (NEW) (TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK)                           $13.00

Safe & Easy Lawn Care                                                                          $13.00

(The Complete Guide to Organic, Low-Maintenance Lawns)                                

     

FOR KIDS

Making Music  (Hardcover)                                                                      $20.00

Everything You Never Learned About Birds                                       $15.00

Horse Games & Puzzles for Kids                                                           $10.00

Horses & Friends Poster Book                                                              $10.00

Eye See You Poster Book                                                                      $10.00            

Jump! Card Games for Kids                                                                   $10.00            

Stampede Card Games for Kids                                                            $10.00 

HANDLING VIOLENCE & BULLYING

The Rock (Videotape)                                                                             $20.00

Safe Passage on City Streets                                                                $10.00            

Victories Without Violence                                                                    $  5.00

 

BOOK DESCRIPTIONS

HEALTHY LIVING BOOKS

ADHD Alternatives

A Natural Approach to Treating Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

by Aviva Jill and Tracy Romm,

160 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 trim size, illustrations throughout. $13

A holistic approach to treating ADHD by Aviva Jill Romm, a professional midwife and acting president of the American Herbalist Guild, and Tracy Romm, director of a high school for gifted students, where there is a large population of students diagnosed with ADHD.

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Dr. Kidd's Guide to Herbal Cat Care

by Randy Kidd, DVM, Ph.D.

208 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, $15 Holistic veterinarian Randy Kidd offers thorough, up-to-date information on gentle, chemical-free treatments for preventive care as well as acute feline health problems.

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Dr. Kidd's Guide to Herbal Dog Care
by Randy Kidd, DVM, Ph.D.

208 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, $15

Maintain your dog's health the natural way with gentle, chemical-free treatments for preventive care as well as acute canine health problems.

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Herbal Antibiotics

Natural Alternatives for TreatingDrug-Resistant Bacteria

by Stephen Harrod Buhner

144 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $13

More and more infections can be attributed to drug-resistant bacteria; learn how to protect your health with herbs!

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How to Grow Fresh Air 

50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office

By Dr. B.C. Wolverton

144 pages, 6.57 x 9.40in ,| 01 Apr 1997, Penguin  $17

How pure is the air you breathe?  Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere. 

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In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat, noted scientist Dr. B.C. Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants such as ammonia, formaldehyde, and benzene.  Hundreds of these poisonous chemicals can be released by furniture, carpets, and building material, and then trapped by closed ventilation systems, leading to the host of respiratory and allergic reactions now called Sick Building Syndrome.

In this full-color, easy-to-follow guide, Dr. Wolverton shows you how to grow and nurture 50 plants as accessible and trouble-free as the tulip and the Boston fern, and includes many beautiful but commonly found varieties not generally thought of as indoor plants. He also rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing pollutants, and its ease of growth and maintenance. Studies show that Americans spend ninety percent of their lives indoors, which means that good indoor air quality is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you how to purify the environment that has the most impact on you.

Safer for Your Baby  

(A Guide to Living Better With Fewer Chemicals)

By Lynn Tondat Ruggeri, Ph.D. & Laura Costa, Ph.D.

67 pages, 2005 Edition, $6.  

The new 2006 Revised Edition has 45 new resources, updates, and a new binding/cover with plum color. $10.  (AVAILABLE SOON FROM TIP)  The book is printed on recycled paper with soy ink by an award winning "green" company called Environmental Printing Alternatives of Millbury, MA.

Simple ways to protect your family from harmful chemicals found in personal care, cleaning and pest control products, toys, food, clothing and home furnishings.

**Choosing safer foods, toys, bottles and personal care items.

**Items to avoid when decorating the nursery

**Safe & inexpensive recipes for household cleaning

**Safe substitutes for the most toxic products in your home

…and much more!

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Unclutter Your Home
7 Simple Steps, 700 Tips & Ideas

by Donna Smallin

192 pages, 4 1/2 x 8 trim size, two-color illustrations throughout.  $10

In an easy-to-read tips format, this book offers concrete steps for sorting, evaluating, and getting rid of all those material items that get in the way of a simplified lifestyle.

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GARDENING BOOKS

2008 RI LESS TOXIC LIVING RESOURCE DIRECTORY   

64 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", with photos, $5.00

Our own TIP-compiled manual of everything you need to do healthy landscaping and gardening in Rhode Island and nearby.  Included is contact information and descriptions of advice givers and sources for less toxic supplies and services.  Not all organic - but all organic-friendly! Major revisions for 2008.

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“GOOD BUGS FOR YOUR GARDEN”, (So new that description & picture are not yet available!) Paperback, $11

 

The Organic Land Care Manual

A Natural, Low-Maintence System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn

by Paul Tukey

272 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 trim size, full-color photographs and illustrations throughout. $20

Extend an organic lifestyle beyond the front door! Get your lawn off drugs with The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Storey's comprehensive guide for creating a lush green lawn without chemicals and pesticides. Paul Tukey takes the mystery out of making a healthy and inviting outdoor play area for kids, pets, and the whole family. Paperback

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Down And Dirty

by Ellen Zachos

256 pages, 9 1/4 x 10 trim size, full-color photographs and illustrations throughout. paperback - $20

Gardening for the nongardener, Down & Dirty! is the perfect resource for the first homeowner wondering what to do with the yard, the small apartment dweller looking for the right greenery and the right advice, or anyone wanting to pull together kids, family, friends, or neighbors for a community activity. Fun outdoor projects cover everything from attracting birds to preparing treats with your homegrown strawberries. Each project includes Down & Dirty Basics, clear and accessible information to get you started and give you confidence, matched with Down & Dirty Adventures, step-by-step instructions for getting your hands dirty!

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Tabletop Gardens

Create 40 intimate contained gardens for the home, no matter what the season

by Rosemary McCreary, Photographs by William Holt

168 pages, 8 3/8 x 10 trim size, full-color photographs and illustrations throughout.

Tabletop Gardens is a uniquely imaginative approach to indoor gardening. The 40 garden designs offer many ideas for choosing a personal style and getting started - plants under glass, in bowls and trays, and even in water environments. Each project includes complete advice on the materials needed and step-by-step information on how to create the garden. Popular, easy-to-grow herbs, grasses, bulbs, water plants, vines, and miniature trees are naturals for tabletop gardening, and many "hot plants" like bamboo and orchids are featured. Paperback with French flaps - $17

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Tips for the Lazy Gardener

by Linda Tilgner

144 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout. Hundreds of time-saving tips and routines allow gardeners to produce better vegetables and herbs with less work and more pleasure. Paperback - $11

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Good Bugs For Your Garden

(So new that description & picture are not yet available!) Paperback, $11

 

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Bugs, Slugs & Other Thugs  (OUT OF STOCK)

Controlling Garden Pests Organically

by Rhonda Massingham Hart

224 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $15

Using environmentally sound solutions, Rhonda Hart shows how to control the animals, bugs, birds, and other pests that want to take over your garden.

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Building a Healthy Lawn
A Safe and Natural Approach.

by Stuart Franklin

184 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.   $15

This breakthrough book shows how to grow a lawn that is both beautiful to look at and organically maintained.

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Carrots Love Tomatoes
Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

by Louise Riotte

224 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $15

With this classic gardening reference, learn which plants nourish the soil, which keep away bugs and pests, and which just don't get along.

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The Gardener's Bug Book
Earth-Safe Insect Control

by Barbara Pleasant

160 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout. $15

Working with nature to reduce the presence of garden pests, Barbara Pleasant shows how to produce bountiful, environmentally safe, and chemical-free gardens.

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The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases

Earth-Safe Remedies

by Barbara Pleasant

192 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $15 

The antidote for the 50 most common plant diseases, with information on what they look like, where they occur, what they do to the plant, and how to control them organically. 

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The Gardener's Weed Book
Earth-Safe Controls

by Barbara Pleasant

208 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $15

Barbara Pleasant explains how you can identify, work with, and organically control 80 weeds commonly found in North America.

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Herbal Remedy Gardens
38 Plans for Your Health & Well-Being

by Dorie M. Byers

224 pages, 8 x 8 trim size, two-color illustrations throughout.  $17

Enhance your health naturally with more than 20 versatile medicinal herbs from your own garden. Included are 38 illustrated plans for easy-to-maintain backyard and container gardens.

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Let It Rot!

The Gardener's Guide to Composting

by Stu Campbell

160 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $13

Stop bagging leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps. It's easy to turn household waste into the gardener's gold: compost. 

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Mulch It!

A practical guide to using mulch in the garden and landscape

by Stu Campbell

128 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $12

Mulch protects soil, minimizes weeds, contributes to plant health, encourages earthworms, reduces the need to water, and cuts down on garden labor; if you want to know about mulch, Campbell has it covered.

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Pruning Made Easy

A Gardener's Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees

by Lewis Hill

224 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 trim size, two-color illustrations throughout.  More than 300 step-by-step illustrations demonstrate the proper times, equipment, and techniques for safely pruning trees, shrubs, hedges, vines, and flowers.- $20 

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Roses Love Garlic
Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

by Louise Riotte

256 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $15

This sequal to Carrots Love Tomatoes is "an unorthodox guide, full of surprises, and fun to read as well as helpful...more interesting than many how-to's" -Publishers Weekly

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Safe & Easy Lawn Care,

(The Complete Guide to Organic, Low-Maintenance Lawns)

1997, Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guides. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Barbara Ellis, Editor, Frances Tenenbaum, Series Editor.   $13

128 pages each, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2,  Full-color illustrations.

No other aspect of gardening has come under such scrutiny lately as the traditional lawn with its high use of water, energy, pesticides, money and effort. Yet--as this practical, easy-to-follow book shows--it is possible to have a low-maintenance lawn that gives pleasure to its owners and is safe for children, pets, and beneficial wildlife. In this usefully illustrated book you'll find complete instructions on:

  • Planning a Low-Maintenance Lawn
  • Planting a Healthy Lawn
  • Caring for Your Lawn
  • Renovating a Lawn
  • Coping with Pests, Diseases, and Weeds
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Saving Seeds  (TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK)

The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds

by Marc Rogers

192 pages, 6 x 9 trim size, photographs and illustrations throughout.  $13

Learn how to select, harvest, and store seeds from more that 100 vegetables and flowers commonly grown in home gardens.

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Watering Systems for Lawn & Garden

A Do-It-Yourself Guide

by R. Dodge Woodson

144 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $17 

Written by a master plumber in clear, non-technical language, this guide explains all types of irrigation systems and gives step-by-step installation instructions.

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KIDS

Everything You Never Learned About Birds

By Rebecca Rupp

138 pages, ages 9 to 99. $15

Hands-on science and nature projects, fascinating legends, and fun facts are sprinkled throughout the story line, which begins with the egg and the question "which came first?" 

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Eye See You

by Storey Publishing

64 pages, 9 3/8 x 12 trim size, full-color photographs throughout.  $10

Think of all of the things you do with your eyes: sensing light and dark, telling what color something is, and seeing where you are going. Even though you have five senses, you depend on your eyesight more than the other four. 

For many animals living in the wild, eyesight is very important for hunting, finding food, and protecting themselves from other animals. But not all animals see the same way we do.
Many animals can’t see the same range of colors that you can. Dogs don't see any colors at all. Bees and butterflies see lots of colors, but not the same ones that you see. For many animals, seeing in the dark is much more important than being able to see color. You will find pictures of lots of amazing animals in this fun poster collection. And on the back of each poster, you can read more about the way each animal sees. So go ahead, take a good look, and stare right back at these animal eyes! 

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Horse Games and Puzzles for Kids

by Cindy A. Littlefield

160 pages, 8 x 10 3/4 trim size, illustrations throughout.  $10

This is the ultimate activity book for kids who love puzzles almost as much as they love horses! There are 125 brain teasers, word games, jokes and riddles, matching games, picture puzzles, and logic tests with all the answers included.


Every page is adorned with fun, horsey cartoons and illustrations. And scattered throughout the book are horse riddles, bits of horse trivia, and quotes about horses. For kids who love to horse around, this book will jump-start their creativity and boost their problem-solving skills while keeping their minds on what they love most – horses!

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Horses & Friends Poster Book

Edited by Storey Publishing

64 pages, 9 3/8 x 12 trim size, full-color photographs throughout. $10

Horses thrive when they have friends of other animal species. Even Seabiscuit depended on his stable companions (a small dog, a monkey, and a horse named Pumpkin) for health and well-being. These 30 delightful pull-out posters are glimpses of the playful, even tender relationship between horses and dogs, cats, goats, birds, and more.

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Jump!
6 Card Games for ages 6 and up

by Cindy A. Littlefield

53 pages, 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 trim size, full-color illustrations throughout.   $10

Canter over to the card table for the tabletop horse race, "Neck and Neck." Then find out if you've got what it takes to be the top horse in your herd's "Pecking Order." There's a full barn of card game fun inside -- so tack up!  Die-cut paper-over-board .

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Making Music

by Ann Sayre Wiseman, John Langstaff

96 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 trim size, two-color illustrations throughout. Hardcover $20, Paperback (Out of Stock)  $10

Picking up where diminished school music programs are leaving off, Making Music encourages children to see the musical possibilities in everyday objects and shows how to make more than 70 basic rhythm, string, wind, and keyboard instruments. Noted musical educator John Langstaff also includes exciting ideas on how to compose and conduct pieces for homemade instruments - Paper Orchestra, Clock Music, Duet for Zipper and Velcro. Instruments include thimble fingers, a recorder, and a thumb piano.

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Stampede!
6 Card Games for ages 6 and up

by Cindy A. Littlefield

53 pages, 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 trim size, full-color illustrations throughout. $10

See how many mustangs you can lasso in "Stop the Stampede." Test your horse sense with "Have You Herd?". There's a corral-full of fun inside -- so saddle up!  Die-cut paper-over-board .

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HANDLING VIOLENCE & BULLYING

The Rock (CD)

Liberty Goodwin, producer , Liberty Literary Works, 32 Minutes, includes manual, $20

"The Rock", inspired by a true experience, is the story of a girl who must deal with an older, larger boy who is bullying her. The video is a good lead-in for discussing nonviolent responses to bullying, or for kids role-playing alternate endings. We tuck a 24 page manual inside the video box.

The video benefits from taut writing around a timely subject -- bullying. We also made good use of the filmmaking talent available at the Ocelo Film School, which was in Sarasota, Florida, at the time -- our video crew got the most out of our child actors, and our post-production editing was first-rate. We find that kids are pretty much glued to the story.

We continue to produce and sell this CD /manual ourselves. We are currently sold out of videotape copies.

  For Liberty Literary Works, call (401)-351-9193. Yes, we answer detailed questions over the phone.

Safe Passage on City Streets

Dorothy T. Samuel, Liberty Literary Works, Third edition, $10

“Safe Passage on City Streets” sets out, in logical order, a set of principles for dealing nonviolently with personal attackers.  Each principle is explained with true stories.  A number of college instructors have been using “Safe Passage on City Streets” as a course textbook.

 The second and third editions contain an additional section that discusses date rape.  Note:  The cover has changed from the second edition to the third edition. 

We publish the third edition here, and it's currently in print. For this book, get back to us.

  For Liberty Literary Works, call (401)-351-9193. Yes, we answer detailed questions over the phone about either book.

Victories Without Violence

Anna Ruth Fry, Liberty Literary works

“Victories Without Violence” is a collection of 100 word to 1000 word true stories about nonviolence, from tales of personal courage in the face of war or other danger, to tales of military invasions that turned into joyous picnics.  $5.

We are the printers, and Victories Without Violence is currently out of print. You may want to check for pre-owned copies online.

 



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