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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling - John Taylor Gatto Simply THE best book on what is going on in the American educational system, and why it is the way it it. John Taylor Gatto has the credentials to speak to this. He lived the life of a teacher in New York City, and was named Teacher of the Year on 3 different occasions. He quit his teaching job when he decided he didn't want to hurt children anymore, and he saw the results of the public education system on his students. He provides a stunning and well documented history of why education is the way it is in America. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended. I re-read this book from time to time, just to remember what the goal in educating our children really SHOULD be.Check out his website at http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground/index.htm for more articles and more information.