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release date: Nov 20, 2006
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release date: Jan 20, 2010
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The Lee Strasberg Notes

The Lee Strasberg Notes reproduces the original teachings of a unique voice in actor training, for the very first time. It is a stunning document in the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg’s Method.

Compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, the book is based on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg’s own classes on acting, directing and Shakespeare. It recreates his theoretical approach, as well as the practical exercises used by his students, and brilliantly conveys his approach and personality.

The book features Strasberg’s teachings on:

• Training and exercises

• Characters and scenes

• Directing and the Method

• Shakespeare and Stanislavski

• The theater, acting and actors.

Including a Preface by Anna Strasberg and a Foreword by Martin Sheen, this illuminating book brings the reader closer to Strasberg’s own methods than any other, making it a phenomenal resource for students, actors, and directors.

release date: Feb 23, 2016
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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son
In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and his accomplished actor/director son Emilio Estevez share the stories of their lives while charting a spiritual journey through the Spain of their ancestors.

At twenty-one, still a struggling actor, Martin and his wife, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, who was quickly followed by three more children. Emilio had a special relationship with Martin: they often mirrored each other’s passions and sometimes clashed in their differences. After Martin and Emilio traveled together to India for the movie Gandhi, the beginnings of a spiritual awakening eventually led both men to Spain. Along the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path, Emilio directed Martin in The Way, bringing generations together in the region of Spain where Martin’s father was born and near where Emilio’s own son had moved to marry and live.

With vivid, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Along the Way is a striking, stirring, funny story—a family saga that is as universal in its rebellions and regrets, aspirations and triumphs.
release date: Apr 01, 2002
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The Jesus Meditations: A Guide For Contemplation
Based on the meditation method of St. Ignatius Loyola, written by beloved East L.A. Pastor, Mike Kennedy, and read on the included CD by Hollywood actor Martin Sheen, this book is an extraordinary invitation to a personal encounter with Jesus. 
release date: Jun 01, 2012
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Citizen Lane: Defending Our Rights in the Courts, the Capitol, and the Streets

Freedom Rider, friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, Dick Gregory’s vice-presidential running mate, legal defense at Wounded Knee, survivor of the Jonestown Massacre—Mark Lane has been inspiring social consciousness, influencing history makers, and inciting controversy for more than six decades. In Citizen Lane he tells the story of his remarkable life, demonstrating how a single dedicated individual can fight for the underdog, provoke the establishment, and trigger change. From the streets to the courtroom, he has been on the front lines in the events that shaped a generation in opposition to government excesses and war. Icons of the American political and social landscape appear throughout his narrative as Lane’s cohorts and companions and as his vicious opponents. Radical leaders embraced him; the FBI and CIA tried to destroy him. No one who dealt with him had a neutral reaction to his forceful, larger-than-life persona. Entertaining and enlightening, this autobiography confirms that one person can make a difference and change the lives of millions by holding to his principles regardless of the consequences.

release date: Mar 01, 2017
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A Far, Far Better Thing: Did a Fatal Attraction Lead to a Wrongful Conviction?
In 1985, socialites Derek and Nancy Haysom were found brutally stabbed to death in their home in Boonsboro, Virginia. When suspicion turned to the Haysoms’ beautiful but troubled daughter, Elizabeth, and her German boyfriend, Jens Soering, their case became one of the most notorious in the Commonwealth’s history. After fleeing with Elizabeth to Europe, Jens ultimately confessed to the crime, under the illusion that as the son of a German consular official he’d be granted diplomatic immunity. He believed he was nobly sacrificing his life for love―just as Sydney Carton does for Lucie Manette in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Now published for the first time in English, Jens tells his side of the story: of how a naïve and reckless scholar fell into a world of deception, drugs, and ultimately murder. His compelling, revelatory account is accompanied by the painstaking analysis of Bill Sizemore, a journalist who’s followed the Soering case for over a decade. In parallel with the 2016 documentary film about the murders, called The Promise, A Far, Far Better Thing not only points to a miscarriage of justice, but also showcases the tragedy of misplaced love and a catastrophically foolish declaration.
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release date: Mar 09, 2016
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Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

Ten years ago, in his bestselling Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, in Beyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way.

Transcending the mere “religion wars,” he outlines a system of ethics for our shared world, one that gives full respect to religion. With the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a stirring appeal for what he calls a “third way,” a path to an ethical and happy life and to a global human community based on understanding and mutual respect.

Beyond Religion is an essential statement from the Dalai Lama, a blueprint for all those who may choose not to identify with a religious tradition, yet still yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world.

release date: Aug 19, 2020
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[ Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son[ ALONG THE WAY: THE JOURNEY OF A FATHER AND SON ] By Sheen, Martin ( Author )May-08-2012 Hardcover
Title: Along the Way( The Journey of a Father and Son) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: MartinSheen <>Publisher: FreePress
release date: Aug 01, 2008
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A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World
All of us say we want peace, but only a few are willing to prove it.
John Dear, SJ, has been arrested more than seventy-five times. He has spent more than a year of his life in jail. He has been mocked by an armed and angry U.S. National Guard battalion standing outside the doors to his New Mexico parish. All this because he so fervently believes in peace.
A Persistent Peace, John Dear’s autobiography, invites readers to follow the decades-long journey and spiritual growth of this nationally known peace activist, and to witness his bold, decisive, often unpopular actions before government officials, military higher-ups, and even representatives of the Church.
From his conversion to Christianity, to his calling to become a Jesuit, to the extreme dangers and delights of a life dedicated to truly living out the radical, forgiving love of Jesus, Dear’s incredible story will touch the heart of anyone who believes in the power of peace and the possibility of a world where love conquers all.
Praise for John Dear and A Persistent Peace
 
“Once more, and in a plenary way, we are blessed by the eloquence and moral passion of John Dear. . . . More power to this intrepid disciple of Christ—The Peacemaker.”
 —Daniel Berrigan, author of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
 
“John Dear understands that peacemaking is not a part-time job. . . . John has walked the talk for years, an inspiration to all of us to do more than we think we can.”
 —Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening and president, Sojourners

“John Dear has been arrested in the cause of peace and human decency more times than anyone else I know. I am honored to consider him a friend.”
 —Joan Baez, singer and peace activist

“John Dear is a great spiritual progressive leader whose wisdom, courage, and gentleness make him one of the most beloved teachers of nonviolence in America. . . . Reading this book will make you less lonely by knowing that you’re sharing your time on earth with John Dear.”
 —Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine
“Look, I know this guy. He’s real; and he shows that it’s possible for ordinary folks to really live Jesus’ call to be peacemakers. . . . Prepare your own heart as you open this book.”
 —Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking

“John Dear’s life story is inspiring and heartwarming.”
 —Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States
release date: Mar 10, 2012
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Lift Up Your Hearts: A True Story of Loving One's Enemies; Tragically Killing One's Friends, & the Life That Remains
Douglas W. Kmiec -- at one time head of the Office of Legal Counsel to President Reagan -- is credited with helping win a sizeable Catholic majority in key electoral states for Barack Obama in 2008. Until recently, he served as U.S. Ambassador winning the confidence of his embassy and the profound admiration and high praise of his host country, the Republic of Malta. Nevertheless, Ambassador Kmiec offered to resign rather than allow his efforts to be undermined by the State Department bureaucracy contrary to his publicly announced White House portfolio to advance inter-faith diplomacy and understanding. The Department rushed to accept as the White House stayed bafflingly silent. Was the Department miffed at Kmiec's UN presentation describing Obama as a genuine honest broker in Arab-Israeli relations? Why did the White House not "have the back" of its scholarly ally? Today, when the culture war is defining the Republican ticket and the President is accused of starting a "war on religion" at home while abroad he is confronted by an understandably anxious Israel fearful that the President's reliance on diplomacy and sanctions will not corral Iran, a book written with grace, objectivity and charity toward one's opponents is a surprisingly welcome tonic from all the noise and deserves notice. In a genre that is at once biography, political commentary, and religious reflection, the book ties these seemingly disparate features of our lives together with success. The Romney and Santorum teams would like nothing better if they could win back the conservative, pro-life Catholic who served in the top ranks of the Reagan administration, but today Doug Kmiec remains Obama's Faith-filled Ambassador and fully expects the President to win a second term. Find out why. Here is the Ambassador’s poignant recounting of the cost paid for his Obama support as well as the tragic deaths that now shape the rest of his time on earth. Together with actor Martin Sheen's spot-on foreword, the account will bring tears, laughter, even outrage, but by virtue of Kmiec’s recounting of a Theology of Kindness, the book by sheer force of friendships won and lost has the potential to change your life for the better and elevate all of our political discourse. Read the book that Sojourner's Jim Wallis, NCR's Michael Sean Winters, and other open-minded faith and political leaders have described as "honest," "powerful." and "deeply compelling," from the author LATimes Tim Rutten found to be a "muzzled diplomat" seeking only to bring our politics into touch with civility, common ground, and "our better angels."
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