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Tyrants in Our Time and the Debt Ceiling

We need not look far for tyrants. As a matter of fact, we need to look only to our current Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to watch the tyrants among us. In my book, Tyrants in Our Time, I lay out the lives of 14 dictators, all lives having several common denominators. The one […]

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Another Week, Another Shooting

Another shoot ’em up. This time in a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a shooting rampage left seven dead. Immediately there is the search for motivation because why would anybody enter a place of worship (or a theatre) and open fire indiscriminately on people the shooter does not even know? Is the man crazy? […]

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It’s All Right to Get Old

It’s All Right to Get Old is a collection of thoughts. This book is dedicated to all of us who are aging. Growing old with a philosophical bent … gracefully, awkwardly, but always with a keen sense of whimsy, June Stephenson faces old age head-one. By writing of the fears, joys and vanities of aging, […]

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Followers: A Story of World War II Wives

When men were called to arms in World War II, and sent to military camps across the United States, millions of wives followed their husbands, renting rooms in stangers’ homes near camps, and finding scarce employment in nearby towns in order to be with their husbands as long as possible before they were shipped overseas. […]

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Fighting Injustice from Childhood through Old Age

As a ten-year-old girl in 1930, June Stephenson tried to “beat city hall” for the girls’ share of city recreation funds earmarked for boys. From childhood through old age, she has fought to right the wrongs of injustice. Neither a rabble-rouser nor an activist, she quietly, persistently, and effectively meets injustice head-on, and only as […]

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Humanity’s Search for the Meaning of Life

Throughout the whole of history, people have searched for the meaning of their lives, leaving a rich accumulation of writings, philosophies, dramas, religions, paintings, sculptures, buildings and music. These creative expressions affirmed life for some people, somewhere, at some time. Every creation around you which is made by a human being represents someone’s humanity. The […]

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Women’s Roots

This short history book attempts to portray women’s status and their contributions to the development of Western civilization from prehistoric times to the present. As the whole story cannot be told in a short survey, the scope of the study is focused on what seems to be the most representative of women in each historical […]

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The Swedish Satchel

    Fredrik Ortegren, age nineteen, arrived from Sweden in New York in 1903, carrying the leather satchel his loving father had made for this trip. The story of Fredrik’s life begins in rural Sweden, far north of Stockholm. The lifestyle there at the end of the century conveys the warmth of the family with […]

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Tyrants In Our Time: Lives of Fourteen Dictators

What is it that happens in childhood that may cause one as an adult to kill millions of his own countrymen? In Tyrants in Our Time: Lives of Fourteen Dictators, June Stephenson explores the common denominators in the childhood of fourteen modern tyrants.

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