Ancient Indians of The Southwest, Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok
The remais of great structures of adobe and stone still stand under the southwestern sun, silent and empty, the voices of their Indian inhabitants still for centuries. Where did they come from, the ancient ones, the Anasazi people, who lived on the mesa tops and in the cliff dwellings? Who were the Hohokam, who irrigated the desert and made it bloom? Where did the ancient people go, the Mogollon, the Patayan, the Sinaqua, the Salado?
Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok, in words and pictures, present a fascinating account of the lives of the Indians of the southwest, where, to survive, the people had to learn to cultivate the soil. In the process they created one of the richest of all civilizations, one still reflected in the lives of many descendant tribes, who have continued to live in the southwest to this day.
–From the Southwest History Bookshelves
And, Brothers, The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot
For decades, books about John or Robert Kennedy have woven either a shimmering tale of Camelot gallantry or a tawdry story of runaway ambition and reckless personal behavior. But the real story of the Kennedys in the 1960s has long been submerged, until now. In Brothers, David Talbot sheds a dramatic new life on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its stunning aftermath. Talbot, the founder of Salon.com has written a gripping political history that is sure to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
Brothers begins on the shattering afternoon of November 22, 1963, as a grief stricken Robert Kennedy urgently demands answers about the assassination of his brother. Bobby's suspicions immediately focus on the nest of CIA spies, gangsters, and Cuban exiles that had long been planning a violent regime change in Cuba. The Kennedys had struggled to control the swamp of anti Castro intrigue based in southern Florida but with little success.
Brothers then shifts back in time, revealing the shadowy conflicts that tore apart the Kennedy administration, pitting the young president and his even younger brother against their own national security apparatus.
The Kennedy brothers and a small circle of their most trusted advisors weave in and out of the time, the Cold War, Vietnam, Laos, Berlin, and of course, Cuba.
This book is so full of information, I can't go into everything. I highly recommend the book, even if the reader is not an admirer of the Kennedy Family. This is such a sprawling narrative, about the clash of powerful men at an important time in our history.
And, When The Fairy Tale Fails, How Women Today Can Create Their Own Happy Every After, Susan Indenbaum, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
How many women have bought into the myth of meeting Prince Charming and living happily ever after only to wake up and realize they are not living the lives they visualized and don't even recognize themselves anymore?
Indenbaum empowers women to stop changing behaviors and rearranging themselves just to please others. They will learn how to accept their flaws (and those of others) while taking the necessary steps to take change and to ultimately find and celebrate their true selves.