General Organizations
Boy Scouts Handbook: Original 1911 Edition
Boy Scouts Handbook
Original 1911 Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1616081988
This is a full-color edition of the very first Boy Scouts Handbook, complete with the wonderful vintage advertisements that accompanied the original1911 edition, Over 40 million copies in print

The original Boy Scouts Handbook standardized American scouting and emphasized the virtues and qualifications for scouting, delineating what the American Boy Scouts declared was needed to be a "well-developed, well-informed boy." The book includes information on:
  • The organization of scouting
  • Signs and signaling
  • Camping
  • Scouting games
  • Description of scouting honors.

Scouts past and present will be fascinated to see how scouting has changed, as well as what has stayed the same over the years.

"In these pages and throughout our organization we have made it obligatory upon our scouts that they cultivate courage, loyalty, patriotism, brotherliness, self-control courtesy, kindness to animals, usefulness, cheerfulness, cleanliness, thrift purity, and honor, no one can doubt that with such training added to his native gifts, the American boy will bin the near future, as a man, bean efficient leader in the paths of civilization and peace."--From the Preface
Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
Juliette Gordon Low
The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670023302

In celebration of the Girl Scouts' centennial, a lively salute to its maverick founder.

Born at the start of the Civil War, Juliette Gordon Low grew up in Georgia, where she struggled to reconcile being a good Southern belle with her desire to run barefoot through the fields. Deafened by an accident, "Daisy" married a dashing British aristocrat and moved to England. But she was ultimately betrayed by her husband and dissatisfied by the aimlessness of privileged life. Her search for a greater purpose ended when she met Robert Baden-Powell, war hero, adventurer, and founder of the Boy Scouts. Captivated with his program, Daisy aimed to instill the same useful skills and moral values in young girls-with an emphasis on fun. She imported the Boy Scouts' sister organization, the Girl Guides, to Savannah in 1912. Rechristened the Girl Scouts, it grew rapidly because of Juliette Low's unquenchable determination and energetic, charismatic leadership.

In "Juliette Gordon Low," Cordery paints a dynamic portrait of an intriguing woman and a true pioneer whose work touched the lives of millions of girls and women around the world.

100 Jahre Reiterclub Beider Basel: Jubiläumsschrift
100 Jahre Reiterclub Beider Basel
Jubiläumsschrift
German    Paperback      ISBN: 3034867158
Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Hardcover      ISBN: 073918864x

The longevity of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas, suggests that it is possible for a social change organization to simultaneously address racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, imperialism, environmental justice, and peace-and to succeed. Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center uses ethnographic research to provide an instructive case study of the importance and challenges of confronting injustice in all of its manifestations. Through building and maintaining alliances, deploying language strategically, and using artistic expression as a central organizing mechanism, The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center demonstrates the power of multi-issue organizing and intersectional/coalitional consciousness. Interweaving artistic programming with its social justice agenda, in particular, offers Esperanza a unique forum for creative and political expression, institutional collaborations, and interpersonal relationships, which promote consciousness raising, mobilization, and social change. This study will appeal to scholars of communication, Chicana feminism, and ethnography.

The Brand Idea: Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity
The Brand Idea
Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity
Hardcover      ISBN: 111855583x

Offering a new framework for nonprofit brand management, this book presents the Brand IDEA (Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity). The framework eschews traditional, outdated brand tenets of control and competition largely adopted from the private sector, in favor of a strategic approach centered on the mission and based on a participatory process, shared values, and the development of key partnerships. The results are nonprofit brands that create organizational cohesion and generate trust in order to build capacity and drive social impact. The book explores in detail how nonprofit organizations worldwide are developing and implementing new ways of thinking about and managing their organizational brands.

Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America
Come Hell or High Water
Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America
Paperback      ISBN: 1608464881

In this insightful new book, Tine Destrooper analyzes the political projects of feminist activists in light of their experience as former revolutionaries. She compares the Guatemalan and Nicaraguan experience to underline the importance of ethnicity for women's activism during and after the civil conflict.

The first part of the book traces the influence of armed conflict on contemporary women's activism, by combining an analysis of women's personal histories with an analysis of structural and contextual factors. This critical analysis forms the basis of the second part of the book, which discusses several alternative forms of women's activism rooted in indigenous practices

Combining a mico- and macro-level analysis to present a sound understanding of women's activism post-conflict, this Come Hell or High Water is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and today's feminist activists.
Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier
Conspiracies and Secret Societies
The Complete Dossier
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1578593689
The invisible world of influence and power revealed. Hidden agendas uncovered. Examines 250 current and historical conspiracies, secret cabals, and powerful groups.

Startling allegations. Suppressed evidence. Missing witnesses. Assassinations. Cover-ups and threats. Documented connections to an even deeper intrigue. Allusions to the New World Order. Coincidences? Too many to be mere coincidence? American history is replete with warnings of hidden plots by the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Zionists, the Roman Catholics, the Communists, World Bankers, the Secret Government, and Extra-Terrestrial Invaders, to name a few.

Separating fact from fiction, this compelling work provides gripping details and presents the information without bias, including hundreds of individuals, organizations, and events where official claims and standard explanations of actions and events remain shrouded in mystery. Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier examines the most common subjects among conspiracy theorists, probing and thoroughly examining cases of conspiracies and dark doings of secret societies. Bring yourself up-to-date with the latest research and findings into historical topics plus current issues, including:
  • Historical riddles--the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, Noah's Ark, the Sphinx, alchemy, the true relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and the churches dedicated to the Black Madonna.
  • Classified background on U.S. Presidents--Lincoln, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Obama, Reagan, their advisers, and more.
  • Powerful secret societies and groups--the Knights Templar, Freemasons, Illuminati, the Triads, the Rosicrucians, the Skull and Bones Society, Scientology, the Falun Gong, the New World Order, and Lightning from the East.
  • Government cover-ups--electronic spying, MKUltra, the John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. assassinations, Area 51, extraterrestrial invaders, black helicopters, satellite snooping, FEMA, the Global Bank, and the Trilateral Commission.
  • Terrible secrets--the BP oil spill, Unit 731 and germ experiments, the 2011 tsunami in Japan, and Hurricane Katrina.
  • Science mysteries--biochip implants, genetic manipulation, weather control, mad cow disease, AIDS/HIV, West Nile virus, and the bizarre Morgellons disease.

    The only way to crush these secret plots is to bring the facts to light. Don't let history repeat itself! Knowledge is our best weapon against these people, groups, and their nefarious schemes.

  • Creating Citizenship Communities: Education, Young People and the Role of Schools
    Creating Citizenship Communities
    Education, Young People and the Role of Schools
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1137368853

    On the basis of a national research project undertaken in England, this volume explores how and why young people's engagement is so important globally in education and society, and looks at what teachers and students think about citizenship and community. The authors make recommendations to enhance understanding and the potential for engagement.

    Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, the New World Order,
    Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies
    The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, the New World Order,
    Paperback      ISBN: 0307390675

    Did you know?

    - Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members.

    - The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers.

    - Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, "The Box," are all names for Area 51.

    An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous messiahs, crepuscular cabals and suspicious coincidences. Some topics are familiar--the Kennedy assassinations, the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, the People's Temple and Heaven's Gate--and some surprising, like Oulipo, a select group of intellectuals who created wild formulas for creating literary masterpieces, and the Chauffeurs, an eighteenth-century society of French home invaders, who set fire to their victims' feet.

    Fraternal Organizations
    Fraternal Organizations
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0313214360

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