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On June 25, 1876, in the Valley of the Little Big Horn River, the combined forces of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors responded to the surprise attack on their quiet village by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry. Quickly reversing the momentum of the cavalry charge, the warriors pushed the five companies of troopers with Custer at the crest of a hill and then annihilated them.

It is commonly believed that the 210 troopers under Custer's command were killed to the last man. Careless military reports and inadequate record keeping allowed this belief to stand. Re-enforced by notions of romance, declared a national sacrifice by demagogues, endless literary output, and later, 20th Century film makers, the belief grew into mythological proportions.

Through carefully detailed research and forensic evidence, "Custer Survivor" by John Koster reveals that the five companies were not killed to the last man. One trooper did escape from the deadly encirclement of warriors. He was the Second Sergeant of C Company. This book is the story of the man, how he escaped, his ensuing ordeal and the subsequent years of his successful life.

"Connected," by Nicholas A. Christakis MD. PhD and James H. Fowler, PhD

Happiness is contagious. Your future spouse is likely to be your friend's friend. Your friends' friends' friends can make you fat-or thin. These are just a few of the startling findings of internationally renowned scientists Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler. In "Connected," they present intriguing new evidence that our real-life social networks shape virtually every aspect of our lives. How we feel, whom we marry, whether we will fall ill, how much money we make and whether we vote--everything hinges on what others around us are doing, thinking and feeling. Provocative, insightful and useful, this book explains why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer and much more. Overturning the notion of the primary of the individual, Connected provides a revolutionary new paradigm -- that, life schools of fish changing direction in unison, we are unconsciously led by the people around us.

"The Superstress Solution," by Roberta Lee, M.D.

Our bodies are hardwired to cope with stress, but we are biologically ill-equipped to handle the kind that we endure today. The human brain, in all its majesty, can't distinguish true physical emergencies from daily hassles, deadlines, information overload, difficult decisions, guilt and worries. The physiological reaction is the same: a chronic hormonal surge born of our instinctive fight-or-flight response. The result is a cluster of dangerous symptoms: immune deficiencies, high blood pressure, weight gain, insomnia and a wide range of other ailments. This is what world-renowned integrative physician Dr. Roberta Lee has defined as the Superstress syndrome, which caused by our over stimulated, undernourished lifestyle.

"The Superstress Solution" will do more than help you beat back the overload that is making you sick; it will restore physical harmony and balance. More than a program that makes you feel better, it is a program that will make you truly well.

"Got Sun? Go Solar," by Rex A. Ewing and Doug Pratt

This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating /cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and grid blackouts. With financial incentives now available, the time is perfect to utilize nature's free energy.

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"Spirited," by Rebecca Rosen; "The AARP Retirement Survival Guide," by Julie Jason; "The Mindful Way Through Depression," by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

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