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    The Emperor Wears No Clothes

    • Year Released: 1985
    The Emperor Wears No Clothes is a book written by Jack Herer. Starting in 1973, Jack Herer took the advice of his friend "Captain" Ed Adair and began compiling tidbits of information about cannabis and its numerous uses. After a dozen years of collecting and compiling historical data, Herer first published his work as The Emperor Wears No Clothes in 1985. The eleventh edition was published in November 2000, and the book continues to be cited in cannabis rescheduling and re-legalization efforts. The book, backed by H.E.M.P. (America), Hanf Haus (Germany), Sensi Seeds/Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Amsterdam, (Netherlands), and T.H.C., the Texas Hemp Campaign (America), offers $50,000 to anyone who can disprove the claims made within. Quoting from the book's back cover: The title of the book alludes to the classic fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen. Herer uses Andersen's story as an allegory for the current prohibition of cannabis. European experts on hemp, like Dr. Hayo M.G. van der Werf author of the doctoral thesis Crop physiology of fibre hemp (1994), criticized the book for containing inaccuracies.
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    The Old Timers

    • Year Released: 1957
    The Old Timers is a rare, privately printed book published in 1957 by the school teacher, map-maker, publisher and author J.L. Carr during his second visit to teach at a public school in Huron, South Dakota, U.S.A. At the age of 25 years, after training as a teacher, J.L. Carr applied to the English-Speaking Union for a year's exchange as a teacher and arrived in Huron, South Dakota on 1 October 1938. Some of his experiences in Huron were incorporated into the novel The Battle of Pollocks Crossing. After military service during the war in the R.A.F. in West Africa and in military intelligence in England, Carr returned to teaching. In 1951 he was appointed as the first headmaster of Highfields school in Kettering, Northamptonshire and in 1956 took a sabbatical to return to Huron with his wife Sally and son Robert, to spend another year at Huron Public School. During this time Carr wrote and illustrated a book of reminiscences of some of the first settlers in South Dakota which he entitled: The Old Timers. A social history of the way of life of the home-steading pioneers in the prairie states during the first few years of settlement, as shown by a typical community, the
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    The Story of Your Home

    • Year Released: 1949
    The Story of Your Home is a non-fiction book for children about British domestic life and architecture from cave dwellings to blocks of flats. It was written by Agnes Allen and illustrated by the author and her husband Jack. The book was published in 1949 and won the Carnegie Medal for that year. Agnes Allen attributes the inspiration for this book to her young son's curiosity about the old Elizabethan houses in the Oxfordshire village where they lived in the summer of 1943. She realized "that thousands of children, like himself, were growing up in brick-built houses in which one turned a tap if one needed water, pressed a switch to flood a room with light, struck a match if one wanted to light a fire." Because of this, she conceived the idea of a children's book that would "describe the ordinary homes of ordinary people at different periods, right back to the days when almost everything that made up the home, including the very house itself, was there only as a result of the personal exertions of the men and woman who made up the household." The period in which this book was published has been described as the great age of the non-fictional series. These series, sometimes by a
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