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  • Meditations: The Philosophy Classic

    Marcus Aurelius, Tom Butler-Bowdon, Donald Robertson

    Hardcover (Capstone, Feb. 10, 2020)
    A deluxe special edition of the ancient classic written by the Roman Emperor known as “The Philosopher” Meditations is a series of personal journals written by Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from 169 to 180 AD. The last of the “Five Good Emperors,” he was the most powerful and influential man in the Western world at the time. Marcus was one of the leaders of Stoicism, a philosophy of personal ethics which sought resilience and virtue through personal action and responsibility. Stoicism, viewed as a foundation of modern self-help, has inspired many personal development and psychotherapy approaches through to the present day. Meditations is perhaps the most important source of our modern understanding of Stoic philosophy. Its twelve books chronicle different stages of Marcus Aurelius’ life and ideas. Although he ruled during the Pax Romana, the age of relative peace and stability throughout the empire, his reign was marked by near-constant military conflict and a devastating plague which killed upwards of five million people. Aurelius’ writings give modern readers an unprecedented look into the “spiritual exercises” which helped him through his tumultuous life and strengthened his patience, empathy, generosity, self-knowledge and emotional health. The private reflections recorded in the Meditations were never meant to be published, rather they were a source for Marcus’ own guidance and self-improvement, and jotted down by campfires or in military tents on the Roman front. The lessons, insights and perspectives contained within this remarkable work are just as relevant today as they were two millennia ago. This volume: Presents the timeless wisdom of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his Stoic philosophy, with new research on his life and times Contains valuable insights on topics such as resilience, moderation and emotional control Discusses how to live “in agreement with nature” and abide by strong ethical principles Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon, this attractive, high-quality hardcover volume includes: An original Introduction by Marcus Aurelius authority and Stoicism expert Donald Robertson, author of How To Think Like A Roman Emperor. A modernised, up to date version of the classic George Long translation. Meditations: The Philosophy Classic is a volume which will occupy a prominent place in any library for years to come.
  • Top 10 Mythical Creatures

    Lori Polydoros

    language (Capstone Press, Dec. 21, 2015)
    Vampires and werewolves that hunt in the night? A prehistoric sea monster that frightens fishermen? Where did the ideas for these creatures come from? Could some of them be true? Discover tantalizing tidbits about the top ten mythical creatures of all time.
  • Basketball's Record Breakers

    Shane Frederick

    Paperback (Capstone Pr Inc, Jan. 1, 2017)
    The Golden State Warriors' pursuit of the Chicago Bulls' record for regular season wins captivated the basketball world, as did the Warriors' record-setting win streak to open the same season. Fans marveled, just as they had in earlier years as Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain set records that some fans consider unbreakable. Here are pro basketball's greatest records and the stories of the teams and players who have held, chased, and broken them.
  • Top 10 Haunted Places

    Lori Polydoros

    language (Capstone Press, Dec. 21, 2015)
    The spirit of a headless queen? The wandering ghost of a famous president? Could these spooks be real? Get the eerie details of the world’s most haunted places.
  • Piece of Cake!

    Dana Meachen Rau

    language (Capstone Press, Nov. 1, 2014)
    Cakes aren't just for birthdays anymore. Learn to use cakes as a canvas to create delicious accessories, party decor, and much more. Your friends will want to take a picture of their designer dessert É before they devour it!
  • Rapunzel

    Michele Jakubowski, Federica Frenna

    eBook (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your … video game? Navigate your way through three different versions of the classic fairy tale. Will YOU CHOOSE the path that leads to your happily ever after?
  • The House on Spooky Street

    Laurie S. Sutton, Scott Neely

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Feb. 1, 2015)
    In this You Choose mystery, Scooby-Doo and the gang visit the great city of New Orleans. When the gang is forced to stop by an old mansion, it seems they've discovered a haunted house filled with witches and vampires. But who's really behind the haunting? Reader's choose which path to follow, with each leading to a different guilty party. Solve the mystery again and again!
  • Quarterback Rush

    Carl Bowen, Eduardo Garcia

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2014)
    The Otters are absolutely awesome in practice. Everyone's talented and determined, and their new quarterback, Aaron Corbin, throws bullets... so why are the Otters struggling to win games? Steve Michaels, one of the team's receivers, notices that Aaron seems to be afraid of getting hit. With a little help from his teammates, Steve goes to great lengths to toughen up Aaron only to discover that toughness isn't the quarterback's actual problem...
  • How Trustworthy Are You?

    Jen Jones

    language (Capstone Press, Dec. 21, 2015)
    When your friend tells you a secret, do you take it to the grave or do you spill the beans right away? Take this quiz to discover how trustworthy you are, and what it could mean for your friendships.
  • Junior High Drama: A Graphic Novel

    Louise Simonson, Sumin Cho

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Feb. 1, 2019)
    Welcome to Memorial Middle School, where drama fills the classrooms and follows students home on the bus. Social awkwardness. Mean girls. Hallway gossip. It's all part of life in junior high, but maybe it helps to know you aren't alone. Can Lucia avoid the boy-girl party? Will Kamilla overcome her self-consciousness and try out for the play? Can Allie keep anyone from finding out her secret? Told in graphic formal, Junior High Drama shows that while you can't escape the drama, you can certainly survive it.
  • The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure

    Matt Doeden

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2013)
    You’re living in the United States during the time of the Westward Expansion. Settlers are heading west on the Oregon Trail as they seek better lives. Will you: Go west with your family as part of a wagon train? Serve as a trail guide for a group of settlers? Try to cope with the changes in your way of life as a western American Indian? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to opportunity, to wealth, to poverty, or even to death.
  • Skeleton Crew Showdown

    Michael Anthony Steele, Scott Jeralds

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2017)
    All aboard! The Mystery Inc. gang is ready for a vacation at sea. But the pirate ship is haunted by Captain Angus Grimm and his skeleton crew! Between sword fights and cannon ball wars, Scooby-Doo and his friends must work hard to solve this mystery and save their lives.