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World of Trouble

World of Trouble

Henry Drinker and Elizabeth Sandwith, both Philadelphia Quakers, were marry in January 1761. He was the child of an office agent and, at age 26, a rising import-send out vendor; she was the stranded girl of a trader and boat proprietor. As they subsided into wedded life, they had no notion that, after a short time, the world they knew would be flipped around by political disturbance, financial blacklists and, eventually, transformation. Elizabeth kept voluminous journals during these years, and she and Henry kept the many letters that they traded when isolated. In “Universe of Trouble,” antiquarian Richard Godbeer draws…

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The Secret of Christopher Topher

The Secret of Christopher Topher

The Secret of Christopher Topher, by Gee Williams, tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy named Alex Smiley, and how he and his friend Karen spend four years of their lives working to save the human race. The reader is taken along with them on their journey, learning about the truth of the human race’s history. As it turns out, the Roman Catholic Church is perhaps not what it seems.

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Anatomy of an Epidemic

Anatomy of an Epidemic

Having watched one friend after another succumb to the lure of Prozac, and the irresistible argument that it’s a chemical imbalance that’s responsible for all their problems (and not their difficult marriage, family circumstances or financial straits) – I’ve been searching for a book to finally put the whole ‘chemical imbalance’ debate to bed, once and for all.

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