THRONTON, N: “I am an International.” Nate Thornton’s story, compiled and designed by Sylvia E. Bartley

Thornton, Nate; Bartley, Sylvia. “I am an International.” Nate Thornton’s story, compiled and designed by Sylvia E. Bartley. Fort Bragg, CA: Noyo Hill House, 2011. Unmarked. Illustrated throughout. Map. 36p. Measures 7×8.5 inches. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26271) $16.00

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Thornton was a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of 3,000 Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) to defend the democratic Republic against fascist Generalissimo Francisco Franco, alongside Spain’s democratic forces and international brigades from other countries.

SCOTTISH RITE MASONIC MUSEUM: Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts

Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts, book coverScottish Rite Masonic Museum; Williams, Louis L. Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts. Lexington, MA: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 1975. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Paperback. (#26264) $38.00

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Catalog for September 1975 to September 1976 decorative arts exhibition that examines how the emblems and symbols of the Masons tell the story of the founding of the United States. 111p. B/W images with descriptive text.

Red paperback with a dust jacket. Bibliography. Glossary of Symbols, Measures 8.75×8.5 inches.111p. B/W images with descriptive text. Foreword by Louis L. Williams.

LAUCHLAN, R: Old Kilwinning

Old Kilwinning, book coverLauchlan, Roy. Old Kilwinning. Stenlake Publishing, 1998. ISBN: 1840330414. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26256) $35.00

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Kilwinning’s shops, traders and pubs are beautifully represented. Kilwinning is a town in North Ayrshire, Scotland. 49p.Old Kilwinning, back cover

BRUNER, J: Acts of Meaning: Four Lectures on Mind and Culture

Acts of Meaning: Four Lectures on Mind and Culture, book coverBruner, Jerome. Acts of Meaning: Four Lectures on Mind and Culture (Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures). Harvard University Press, 1990. ISBN: 0674003616. Unmarked text. 179p. Index. Notes.

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Argues that the cognitive revolution has led psychology away from understanding mind as a creator of meaning.

Bruner (1915-2016) was one of the pioneers of the cognitive psychology movement in the United States. Very Good. Paperback. (#26188) $10.00

MAHAJAN, R: The New Crusade America’s War on Terrorism

 The New Crusade America's War on Terrorism, book coverMahajan, Rahul. The New Crusade America’s War on Terrorism. Monthly Review Press, 2002. ISBN: 9781583670705. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26182) $10.00

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Examines the main issues surrounding the war on terrorism. Index. 160p.

HABAKKUK, HJ: Population Growth and Economic Development Since 1750

 Population Growth and Economic Development Since 1750, book coverHabakkuk, H. J. Population Growth and Economic Development Since 1750. Leicester University Press, 1972. ISBN: 0718511034. Unmarked text. Good. Paperback. (#26163) $12.00

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Covers pre-industrial patterns, the demographic revolution in the late 18th century, the 19th century fall of fertility, present population patterns, the “three stages” theory of population growth, and thoughts for the future. Notes. 110p.

TOCH, T: In the Name of Excellence: The Struggle to Reform the Nation’s Schools, Why It’s Failing and What Should be Done

Toch, Thomas. In the Name of Excellence: The Struggle to Reform the Nation’s Schools, Why It’s Failing and What Should be Done. Oxford University Press, 1991. ISBN: 0195057619. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. 325p. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26160) $12.00

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The first in-depth report card on the nation’s vast drive during the 1980s to reform its troubled public schools. Topics include origins, a report card, and more. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Written by Thomas Toch, an American educational journalists.