Friday, December 19, 2008

NOT A Beauty Contest

The books featured today won't win any beauty contests, but they may be just what a particular reader needs!

Greek Philosophical Terms: A Historical Legacy is a classic for those studying Greek or philosophy.  The reader reviews on Amazon call it "essential" and "useable." The copy the Friends has for sale has had little or no use and has only slight shelfwear on the dust jacket.  It is $36 at Amazon1.

Why don't you pair the Greek Philosophy Terms book with a Teaching Company Course on Greek Philosophy? (Not pictured) The 24 lectures on 12 audiocassettes are packaged in the original cases and include the course guidebooks. To listen to these, accompanied by the book above, would take a 'somewhat generally informed' person to a 'able to discuss Greek philosophy' at length person. What a thoughtful and excellent gift for a young person with an inquiring mind. The Course is available for $48 at Amazon1.

Commitment: The Dynamic of Strategy is written by Harvard Business School's Pankaj Ghamawat. For the serious student of strategy, this book is billed as a guide and stimulus to business executives faced with serious advertising, capital expenditure, or product launch/
development issues. Not for the fainthearted, this book is available at Amazon1 for $22 in like new condition.

Taylor Caldwell's The Devil's Advocate is a classic written in 1952. A fictional picture of an America which slowly, almost imperceptibly, turns from freedom to a communist state, it is a chilling read. Reviewers are not ambivalent about this book! This book is out of print, so our copy, a hardcover which shows some shelf-wear and is missing its dust jacket, is $32 on Amazon1.

All books we sell on Amazon or at our local used book sales are donations to the library not needed for the collection.  The proceeds from all sales stay in our community, helping to fund programs for the Reston Regional Library specifically, and often help other libraries in Fairfax County as well. If you have questions about donations, programs, or how to get involved, e-mail us!


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