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    #245503 - 05/14/19 05:17 PM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
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    Passion-Driven Education: How to Use Your Child's Interests to Ignite a Lifelong Love of Learning, by Connor Boyack (2016)
    with foreword by John Taylor Gatto, author of
    Weapons of Mass Instruction (2010)
    Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (2017)
    The Underground History of American Education, Volume I: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling (2017)

    #245780 - 06/29/19 12:00 PM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    Hidden Figures: The American Dream and t...t Lee Shetterly

    The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space
    This is a heavy, expensive coffee table book but it's worth it.

    #245784 - 06/30/19 01:47 PM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    I thought of a few more books:

    Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    Spinning Silver also by Naomi Novik

    Anything by Neil Gaiman. He did a nonfiction book I really like called The View From the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
    Gaiman is a strong supported of libraries and I have a library science degree and use the library all the time. He has a lot of interesting things to say.

    He is friends with the musician Tori Amos. Which brings me to my next book:
    Comic Book Tattoo: Tales Inspired by Tori Amos This was a joint project by Gaiman, Amos, and the artists who illustrated her songs.

    #247597 - 09/22/20 08:43 AM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    An important slice of history:

    Color, Communism, and Common Sense (1958), is a crucial artifact. Written by a Black man, ex-Communist Manning Johnson, this book provides historical context, primary source documents, and insight as to the seeds sown for the development of today's critical race theory.
    A brief excerpt of Chapter 7 follows.
    Click to reveal..
    To one familiar with red [Communist] trickery, it is obvious that placing the blame for all the Negroesí ills at the door of the white leaders in America is to remove all responsibility from the Negro. This tends to make the Negro:
    (a) feel sorry for himself;
    (b) blame others for his failures;
    (c) ignore the countless opportunities around him;
    (d) jealous of the progress of other racial and national groups;
    (e) expect the white man to do everything for him;
    (f) look for easy and quick solutions as a substitute for the harsh realities of competitive struggle to get ahead.

    The result is a persecution complexóa warped belief that the white manís prejudices, the white manís system, the white manís government is responsible for everything. Such a belief is the way the reds [Communists] plan it, for the next logical step is hate that can be used by the reds [Communists] to accomplish their ends.
    This is the same sucker bait the reds [Communists] used to win and use millions of white peoples now under the whiplash of Soviet tyranny. They took the Soviet road to freedom only to find it a snare and a delusion.

    Website of Manning Johnson (1908-1959), which provides free online access to his 1958 whistleblowing book as a 2009 Web Version, and also presents his Farewell Address (36:18), and a transcript of the Farewell Address, in which Manning Johnson discusses many issues which are still at the forefront and unfolding as news headlines today, more than 60 years later.

    Reprints of the 1958 edition of Manning Johnson's book are also available for purchase at book stores and online at Amazon.

    UPDATE: As of March 2022, Manning Johnson's website is no longer active, however it has been archived many times over the years.
    1) Read his book online, FREE:
    Reprints of his book are also widely available.

    2) Listen to his farewell address posted online: (36:18)

    3) Follow along with transcript of Manning Johnson's "Farewell Address"

    #248692 - 04/20/21 11:09 AM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
    indigo Offline

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    The Education of Children
    Alfred Adler, 1930

    Although not perfect, very insightful...
    Originally Posted By: description
    The materials contained in this volume were written over sixty years ago but remain equally valid today. Though aware of some of the terms he coined, e.g., "inferiority complex," "compensation," and "overcompensation," most teachers and parents are completely unaware of Adler and his remarkable insights into one of the world's most crucial mandates. This book presents some of Adler's most powerful insights on numerous aspects relating to the education of children, including the development of personality; the relationship between the inferiority complex and striving for superiority; preventing the inferiority complex; obstacles to social development; the child's position in the family; the child at school; adolescence and sex education; and educating the parent.

    #248693 - 04/20/21 11:24 AM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
    indigo Offline

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    Three related books, spanning decades of research:
    1) 1969 - The Impact of College on Students, Feldman and Newcomb
    2) 1991 - How College Affects Students: Findings and Insights From Twenty Years of Research, by Ernest T. Pascarella and Patrick T. Terenzini
    3) 2005 - How College Affects Students, Volume 2: A Third Decade of Research, by Ernest T. Pascarella and Patrick T. Terenzini

    One of many important concepts discussed is "internal locus of control" - the sense of being self-directed, responsible, owning one's education.

    Related links:
    - College grade inflation.
    - University grade inflation.
    - Do campus amenities such as lazy rivers and concierge services:
    . . .- change the definition and expectations of "the college experience,"
    . . .- distract from a focus on education,
    . . .- delay maturation,
    . . .- detract from a sense of frugal DIY self-sufficiency,
    . . .- thwart the development of "internal locus of control"...?

    #249459 - 01/05/22 06:42 AM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
    Posts: 4847
    A book which may be interesting to all families, as informed consumers of health care services:
    Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 15th Edition (2021)
    by Bertram G. Katzung and Todd W. Vanderah
    McGraw Hill

    Link -

    #249509 - 02/11/22 04:43 AM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
    empleat Offline
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    Registered: 01/18/22
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    I don't know if this counts, but this website contains array of books mentioned in its articles (including some important new ones)! It is high quality very well written! It has only <50k visits (which is a shame)! IMHO everyone interested in OEs and TDP should read this! It provides articles (from OEs authors) in terms of personal stories (along with relevant facts) which makes it intuitive to understand, couple interviews with important scientists and more! They have also forums for 3$ membership. Because this site is not very active and it discusses mostly education! So I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about OEs & TDP!!!

    #249519 - 02/16/22 01:53 PM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    Registered: 01/17/22
    Posts: 5
    Loc: Canada
    empleat, thank you - Third Factor looks like a great resource!

    #249526 - 02/18/22 05:05 AM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
    raphael Offline
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    Registered: 06/23/20
    Posts: 35
    I'll go with two of my favourites, and some recent discoveries:

    One book that has had a profound impact on my worldview at the time is Stiller, which, as a novel, explores how identities are not only constructed by ourselves, but also those around us.

    I have also enjoyed many books by Milan Kundera, who might be known to many of you. Identity was a particularly interesting one to me, besides his probably most famous one, The Unbearable Lightness of Being. His novels explore many topics ranging from love relationships, philosophy, and the political context of the Cold War, through the lens of the situation in the Czech republic.

    Finally, Waiting for Bojangles is a recent novel, very original and touching take on the fine line between eccentricity, and mental illness (with very inventive language!). No idea though, how well the translation into English went.

    On a the non-fiction side, Eva Illouz has interesting takes on emotionality in times of capitalism, and the influence of psychology/psychotherapy on the modern self.

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