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History books for sale

Updated September 18th, 2020    2020年9月18日更新

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ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN (Longman Background Books) Paperback – February 20, 1989. I used this very useful textbook for several years. Out of print, now, unfortunately, but Amazon still sells a few 2nd-hand ones.

The Culture We Deserve Paperback – May 1, 1989. From an extraordinary prolific and long-lived writer, writing in his second, not his native, language.

The Dark Side of Camelot Hardcover – November 1, 1997. By famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Not the JF Kennedy you learned about in school.

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Non-fiction books for sale

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Communication as Culture, Revised Edition を ¥4,061 で@amazonから出品しました  Ships from Japan. Good condition. No markings, torn or missing pages. Slight scuffing on edges of covers. Some discoloration on corners of text block. Black ink mark on bottom textblock. 日本より発送。商品の劣化や破れ、剥がれ等がある。 書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。地の角に汚れている所がある。使用感があり。下の地に黒マーカ

Antoine De St.Exupery: The Life and Death of the Little Prince Hardcover – September 24, 1993. Famed author of “The Little Prince”, pilot and adventurer De St. Exupery was a lyrical writer and thinker.

How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace Hardcover – September 1, 2010. Full of practical advice, though increasinly difficult to follow in today’s privacy-free world.

How to Sell Anything to Anybody Paperback – October 31, 1986. Written by a man who put his money where his mouth is… and made a packet.

Critical Path Paperback – Illustrated, February 14, 1978. A hugely influential and memorable book, written in Fuller’s inimitable dense and humorous style.

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Business management books for sale

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For sale – books on writing and teaching (and teaching writing)

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The theme here is writing, teaching and the teaching of writing.

  1. Escalante: The Best Teacher in America (An Owl Book) Paperback – August 1, 1989. The true story of a remarkable math teacher, Bolivian-born Jaime Escalante, and the basis for the 1988 movie “Stand and Deliver“.
  2. Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality
  3. Education: Free & Compulsory. By Murray Rothbard. From the Mises website:

    “What is it about today’s school system that so many find unsatisfactory? Why have generations of reformers failed to improve the educational system, and, indeed, caused it to degenerate further and further into an ever declining level of mediocrity? In this radical and scholarly monograph, out of print for two decades and restored according to the author’s original, Murray N. Rothbard identifies the crucial feature of our educational system that dooms it to fail: at every level, from financing to attendance, the system relies on compulsion instead of voluntary consent. Certain consequences follow…”

  4. Write to be Read Student’s Book: Reading, Reflection, and Writing (Cambridge Academic …Smalzer, William R.
  5. The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (paperback, 1996) by Neil Postman.
  6. Teacher in America – Jacques Barzun. Paperback – April 1, 1981

Teacher in America – Jacques Barzun. Paperback – April 1, 1981

The Super School of the 21st Century Paperback – December 1, 1996. By James Asher, the originator of the TPR method.

The Future Of Learning The Michel Thomas Method: Freeing Minds One Person At A Time Paperback – July 4, 2008 . Michel Thomas was the hugely successful inventor of a novel and lucrative method for teaching languages. He had an office in Hollywood and taught many famous movie stars, including Woody Allen and Emma Thompson

  1. File 2016-01-29 18 12 18「The University Outside State Control」 を ¥2,999 で出品しまし。た日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたから、きれいな状態です。書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。使用感があり。この本はアマゾンのカタログに載ってないので、買えい方はコメントを残してください。A rare book by a British academic: it questions the relationship between university and state and suggests universities would serve their public better if they were not subject to so much interference by government. This privately published book is not catalogued on Amazon.

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CS Lewis collection going for a song

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The first 7 books here are by or about C.S. Lewis and/or his writings. The others are the remarkable, beautiful and unforgettable stories by the man C.S. Lewis credited with inspiring him to write fairy stories – George MacDonald.

  1. George MacDonald (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis). This collection is edited by CS Lewis who also wrote a foreword. Lewis wrote that MacDonald was his mentor, although they never met in life, as MacDonald died when Lewis was 12.
  2. The Pilgrim’s Regress, Wade Annotated Edition Paperback – July 28, 2020
  3. The Princess and Curdie By the man who inspired C.S. Lewis.
  4. The Complete Fairy Tales By George McDonald, the man who inspired C.S. Lewis. These tales are haunting and unforgettable, as well as deeply moral. Not always easy to read. Though written in Victorian times, they are by no means as maudlin or sentimental as “The Water Babies”, for instance.
  5. The Princess and the Goblin By George McDonald, the man who inspired C.S. Lewis.
  6. Oresteia “the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return from Troy with the captive Trojan princess Cassandra; the murder in turn of Clytemnestra by their son Orest.”

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New Year’s welcome 明けましておめでとうございます

What do you see in this photo? What do you feel when you see it? What do you imagine when you see it?

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photo credit: toru.photo.box

The Japanese for “Happy New Year” is a phrase that means congratulations on the rebirthing of the year. The year was thought to have died on Dec. 31st, and then be reborn the next day. A fortunate event, indeed, worthy of celebration, and of congratulating one’s fellow beings, those who are still around to witness it.

What does January 1st mean for you?

Science fiction, fairy tales, poetry

Updated September 18th 2020  2020年9月18日更新

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  1. Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
  2. 勇者の剣 (レッドウォール伝説)
  3. Four Tales of the Northlands: AND Nogmania (The Sagas of Noggin the Nog)
  4. Shiloh Trilogy: Shiloh, Shiloh Season, Saving Shiloh, 3-volume boxed set
  5. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (a Young Adult story)
  6. Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit
  7. Turtle Island by Gary Snynder
  8. Chieko’s Sky – poems for a deceased wife
  9. The Mabinogion – classic tales of Welsh mythology
  10. Green Eggs and Ham – the Dr. Seuss classic

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2nd-hand books on language, linguistics and EFL

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language – Steven Pinker

Gimson’s Pronunciation of English – Alan Cruttenden(2014-04-11)

Language as Discourse (Applied Linguistics and Language Study) Paperback – November 29, 1993 – Mike McCarthy & Ronald Carter.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for students and researchers. Hardcover April 15, 2007

Write to be Read Student’s Book: Reading Reflection and Writing (2nd Edition) (1.8.2005) Paperback – January 1, 2005. By William R. Smalzer

Write to be Read: Reading, Reflection, and Writing – Teachers Manual, 2 Ed. [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2013] SMALZER Paperback – January 1, 2017

Through the Communication Barrier: On Speaking, Listening, and Understanding. By Samuel I. Hayakawa.

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The pot with the hole 穴のあいた桶

Venetia Stanley-Smith has become quite well known in Japan, thanks to numerous NHK programs about her and her house and herb-garden in Ohara, Kyoto. She has lived in Japan since 1975, a lot longer than I have.

I first met Venetia Stanley-Smith in the countryside in Kyoto in 1982. We have remained in touch on and off ever since, and have visited her in her Ohara home.

On her way to Japan from Europe, she met a remarkable boy named Prem Rawat in India. When she settled in Japan, she invited Prem to Japan to give talks. Prem Rawat has visited Japan regularly since that time, and is in Japan again now, this time to promote his book, ” Pot with the Hole 穴のあいた桶” which was published in Japan in September, and has already sold more than 10,000 copies.

Prem Rawat will be in Kyoto on October 11th at the Kokusai Kaikan to give a public talk (14:30-16:00). Tickets are available at the door. Please visit the website for details (the website is only in Japanese, unfortunately): http://www.premrawat-japan.com/

The price for students is just 1,000 yen, but there are some free tickets. I have some and I will be at the event. If you would like a free ticket, please contact me.

Choice – your secret weapon

Much is written and said about how to improve yourself and change the world. But here is a short, simple yet incredibly challenging message. Simple. Yet challenging. Created by TPRF for Peace Day 2015.

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