• The Essence of Spinoza’s Ethics

    Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Hunter Lewis, 2012. Paperback, 219 pages. $12.00
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    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. Goethe: ” [In his] Ethics …, I found the serenity to calm my passions….” This new edition makes Spinoza’s own words understandable by everyone.

  • The Essence of Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

    Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2012. Paperback, 62 pages. $12.00
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    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. Kant may be the greatest Western philosopher. In this extraordinary little book, one of the most influential in history, he offers an ethics based on universal logic. This edition makes his own words both readable and understandable.

  • As Always, Jack

    A World War Two Love Story
    By Emma Sweeney
    Axios Press, 2012. Hardcover, 181 pages. $17.00
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    Near the end of World War Two, a Navy pilot meets and falls in love with a beautiful California girl. They have a brief two weeks together before he is shipped off to the South Pacific. This is an engaging collection of his letters, compiled by the daughter he never got to meet. Full of poignant detail—a chronicle of the passions and fears of wartime—the book is the ultimate love story of America’s “greatest generation.”

  • The Essence of George Fox’s Journal

    Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2012. Paperback, 260 pages. $12.00
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    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. George Fox founded The Religious Society of Friends, better known as Quakers, a form of Christianity which has had an immense influence throughout the world. The story contained in his journal is gripping and hard to put down.

  • The Essence of Jane Addams’s Twenty Years at Hull House

    Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2012. Paperback, 221 pages. $12.00
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    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. Jane Addams was arguably the most influential woman in American history. Her mission as a public intellectual, social activist and reformer shines forth brightly in her inspiring and easy-to-read autobiography. In her time, she was as famous as a president.

  • Waiting for the Moon

    Poems of Bo Juyi
    Translation by Arthur Waley
    Axios Press, 2012. Paperback, 201 pages. $12.00
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    The Tang Dynasty was the golden age of Chinese poetry, and Bo Juyi is generally acclaimed as one of China’s greatest poets. For him, writing poetry was a way to expose the ills of society; his was the poetry of everyday human concerns. His poems have an appealing style, written with a deliberate simplicity. They were extremely popular in his lifetime, in both China and Japan, and they continue to be read in both countries today.

  • Pharmocracy

    How Corrupt Deals and Misguided Medical Regulations are Bankrupting America—and What to do About It
    By William Faloon
    Praktikos Books, 2011. Hardcover, 381 pages. $24.00
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    Our healthcare system is irretrievably broken, and now it is devastating the US financially. Pharmocracy uncovers egregious FDA incompetence and abuse, and shows how over-regulation causes lifesaving medications to be delayed or suppressed altogether, and makes consumers pay inflated prices for FDA-approved therapies that are only minimally effective and often dangerous. A free market approach to healthcare, Faloon argues, would spare Medicare and Medicaid from insolvency, while significantly improving the health of the American public.

  • Death by Medicine

    By Gary Null, PhD with Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Carolyn Dean, MD, ND
    Praktikos Books, 2011. Paperback, 232 pages. $12.00
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    The medical environment has become a labyrinth of interlocking corporate, hospital, and governmental boards of directors, infiltrated by the drug companies. Drug company representatives write glowing articles about pharmaceuticals, which are then signed by physicians paid handsomely for their cooperation, though they may not know the adverse side effects of the drugs they promote. The most toxic substances are often approved first, while milder and more natural alternatives are ignored for financial reasons. It’s death by medicine.

  • Where Keynes Went Wrong

    And Why World Governments Keep Creating Inflation, Bubbles, and Busts
    By Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2011. Paperback, 387 pages. $12.00
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    In responding to the financial crash of 2008, both the Bush and the Obama Administrations have relied on prescriptions developed by John Maynard Keynes, the most important economist since Marx. But should we be relying on Keynes? What did Keynes actually say? Hunter Lewis concludes in his criticism of Keynesian economics that he did not. If Keynes economics was wrong then so are the economic policies of virtually all world governments today, and are opposed to libertarian ideas like those of Ron Paul and the Tea Party movement.

  • The Essence of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations

    Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2011. Paperback, 480 pages. $12.00
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    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. Usually regarded as a bible of free market capitalism, this famous work is also a stinging indictment of what is today called crony capitalism.

  • The Essence of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

    Edited by Hunter Lewis and Stuart Kellogg with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2011. Paperback, 125 pages. $12.00
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    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. Aristotle formulated a unique way of looking at the good life. The motto: moderation in all things is completely Aristotelian, although he would probably have added: moderation in all things including moderation.

  • The Essence of Machiavelli’s The Prince

    Edited with an Introduction by Carlo Celli
    Axios Press, 2011. Paperback, 116 pages. $12.00
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    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. Before Machiavelli, writers described human beings as they ought to be, not as they are. Machiavelli was brutally realistic, not to mention cynical and amoral. Must reading for anyone managing a business, organization, or nation.

  • Prophets of a New Age

    Counterculture and the Politics of Hope
    By Martin Green
    Axios Press, 2011. Paperback, 485 pages. $12.00
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    The “New Age,” contrary to its stereotype of crystals, incense, and Tarot cards, describes important cultural movements of the 18th through 20th centuries which share a preoccupation with political change, experimental art, sex, new ideas about medicine, primitivism, and the familiar axis of love/nature/peace/spirituality. Green analyzes the influence of Gandhi, Tolstoy, Jung, William Blake, Gary Snyder, Rachel Carson, and many others, presenting an immense amount of diverse material in a coherent, imaginative, and convincing form.

  • Spirit of Place

    Letters and Essays on Travel
    By Lawrence Durrell
    Axios Press, 2011. Paperback, 642 pages. $12.00
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    From one of the last century’s greatest storytellers, Lawrence Durrell, comes a sumptuous collection of essays that describe the author’s unique and cherished approach to life, with its pagan enjoyments as well as its intellectual pursuits. The book contains Durrell’s articles about the Mediterranean and Aegean islands he loved so much, along with passages from his letters.

  • Trying to Please

    A Memoir
    By John Julius Norwich
    Axios Press, 2010. Hardcover, 425 pages. $20.00
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    John Julius Norwich’s life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich’s passions for history, travel, and music have combined with simpler pleasures like friendship and a close family. A remarkable life and a thoroughly enjoyable read.

  • From the Sahara to Samarkand

    Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes, 1919-1937
    Edited with an Introduction by Margaret Bald
    Axios Press, 2010. Paperback, 369 pages. $15.00
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    This book is an anthology of the travel writings of Rosita Forbes, the fascinating English writer and explorer of the 1920s and 1930s. It includes selections from eight of her travel books, an introduction to her life and work, and will introduce her to a new generation of readers.

  • Two Little Savages

    The Adventures of Two Boys Who Lived as American Indians
    Written and Illustrated by Ernest Thompson Seton; Abridged
    Axios Press, 2010. Paperback, 313 pages. $18.00
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    In 1902, Ernest Thompson Seton founded a group called the Woodcraft Indians, and went on to become one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America. Although written in the third person, it records Seton’s adventures in the woods of Ontario in 1876, when he and a friend developed games that were later incorporated in Boy Scout rituals still in use today. The book is generously illustrated with over 300 of Seton’s own detailed drawings.

  • Three Prescriptions for Happiness

    By Ken Keyes, Jr.
    Axios Press, 2010. Paperback, 126 pages. $12.00
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    A pioneer in the personal growth field and a lifelong peace advocate, Ken Keyes, Jr., contracted polio at age 27 which confined him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Yet he looked upon it as a blessing: “I view my so-called ‘handicap’ as another gift my life has offered me.” This deceptively simple little book contains three secrets—three prescriptions from this self-described “happiness doctor”—which are at once obvious and profoundly life-changing.

  • The Byzantine Achievement

    An Historical Perspective: CE 330-1453
    By Robert Byron
    Axios Press, 2010. Paperback, 364 pages. $12.00
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    Robert Byron believed that the very summit of ancient Greek civilization was not to be found in 5th century BCE Athens, but in post-classical Byzantium, also called Constantinople by the Romans. Byzantine civilization was truly glorious, as we see by looking through Byron’s fresh eyes.

  • Are the Rich Necessary?

    Great Economic Arguments and How They Reflect Our Personal Values
    By Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2009. Paperback, 413 pages. $12.00
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    Are the rich necessary? Is capitalism to blame for the recent economic crash? Is Wall Street greed corruping our politics? Lewis addresses these and other provocative questions in a clear, objective, and easy-to-follow journey through the great economic arguments of our day. In an always lively, point-counterpoint style, he challenges conventional positions on both sides of each issue.