The War Before The War

How often do we hear it said that history repeats itself? And yet, we continue to make the same mistakes over and over. Or we allow our past mistakes to still effect our presence. Slavery, segregation, unequal rights, all have a negative impact on our society today. So. How did we get here?

The War Before The War, written by Andrew Delblanco follows the narrative of America’s biggest smear in history; slavery and the continued fight to keep slave states. With two parallel viewpoints to consider this epidemic throughout US history, the author delves into both the moral compromises and injustices made by our nation in a country that was divided in its belief of slavery and the direct outcome of slavery in America (i.e. the Compromise of 1850, FSA, etc.).

The Compromise of 1850 was apart of a package of five bills passed by Congress in 1850 that attempted to defuse tension between slave states and free states regarding certain territories acquired during the Mexican-American War. During this settlement with the territories, the Fugitive Slave Law was created. This law created a way for slave owners to gain back their escaped slaves. It required the return of slaves to their owners, even if they made it to a free state or territory at the dime of the federal government.

Delblanco takes this all a step further than timeline events, as the book looks beyond just the contradictions within the US Constitution and state laws. It examines the struggles of those trying to be freed and those who tried to aid them. This descriptive and captivating insight into what led to the Civil War is not just a great read for history buffs, but also a great read for every American to delve into the history of our country, how we faced this great injustice, and how it still effects us today.

The War Before the War focuses on the effect the Fugitive Slave Clause in the US Constitution had on American politics, economics, and culture from the Revolutionary War to the end of the Civil War. This book was an eye opening experience since it illuminated how complex the issue of slavery was for the fledgling nation. Instead of the oversimplified idea that some people thought slavery was good and others thought it was bad, the author discusses a wide range of point of views held by people all across America. Some abolitionist were not fighting to defend the African-American population but to support job opportunities for white men.

The Herbcrafter’s Tarot

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The Herbcrafter’s Tarot celebrates the handicrafts, tools, and time-honored folk skills related to herbs, trees, flowers and other plants that share their gifts with us. This deck and book set explores the relationship between herbs and how people use them for medicine, creativity, ritual, and spiritual guidance. It also considers herbs as archetypes and explores our partnership with the botanical realm. Herbcrafter’s Tarot is an engaging introduction to herbalism and plant spirit magic, and can be used as a profound divinatory tool. So far we have heard that this US Games Inc., the manufacturer’s overall bestseller for this year.

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Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot Deck

In creating Ethereal Visions Tarot Matt Hughes has drawn inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement, adopting its distinctive style and meticulous approach to craftsmanship. The artist has also created two additional cards to supplement the traditional Major Arcana. Every detailed image in the 80-card deck is hand drawn and colored. Each card is illuminated with gold foil stamping, to elegant effect. Includes a 48-page booklet. Matt Hughes is a self-taught artist who focuses on the aesthetic approaches referred to today as “The Golden Age of Illustration”. His style combines inspiration from the Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements, to produce an artistic expression uniquely his own.

Last but not least the 3rd bestseller for the year in Tarot Cards is: Crow Tarot

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Paying homage to the mystical energy of crows and ravens, Crow Tarot invites us to fly through the veil and connect with our intuitive powers. This artfully created 78-card deck is infused with the familiar symbolism of the traditional Rider-Waite® Tarot, making it ideal for both beginners and professional readers. The 88-page guidebook presents upright and reversed meanings and includes a custom Crow Tarot Spread.

Margaux Jones, aka MJ, is a Seattle-based artist, writer, mother, and lover of all things magical, especially crows. She attended Parson’s School of Design yet her unique technique of telling stories through digital collage is self-taught and has been her passion for over 10 years. Nature and its creatures are a familiar theme in MJ’s work, however, having grown up south of Boston her collages are heavily influenced by the energy of the city.

So if your in looking for these great rare out of print best tarot bestsellers, check out out online sites at:

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Becoming Ranks as 2018’s Bestseller

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Former First Lady and Author, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side’s splendid memoir touches on a variety of issues beset by the First Black President and First Lady of the United States.  Her specific burden was such: A black woman campaigning alongside the first black man to secure a Democratic major-party  nomination for the presidency, she was unwavering in her support—and in her countenance—partly because she had no choice.

The jagged and derailed terrain of American politics with the added threat of American racism hanging over the Obama’s  is a punishingly Herculean task. It requires an uncommon resolve. It’s not surprising that Michelle Obama would have felt overwhelmed by the unrelenting negativity hurled at her and her daughters during her husband’s campaigns and presidency. The book, as titled Becoming, offers a sometimes surprisingly intimate look at the life of the former first lady, born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. Beginning with her childhood years and ending with reflections on the current administration, Becoming covers Obama’s transformation from a young overachiever on the South Side of Chicago to one of the most formidable political figures in recent history.

Michelle Obama had not, however, condemned the current administration wholeheartedly prior to Becoming’s release. Her rebukes of Donald Trump’s agenda begin with his suggestion that Barack Obama was not a U.S. citizen, which Michelle Obama says in the book put her family at risk. This was partly on the credence perpetuated against her husband that questioned the Obamas’ Americanness and humanity. Although the current 45th President no longer mention’s his predecessor’s being born as a US Citizen, he continues to attack Barack Obama as an excused to blame for his own incompetence. His main goal is to completely repeal all Obama’s executive actions and legacy. An area of discussion which could also lead to Donald Trump’s defeat for a second term and be on the list as a one term President.

“Becoming is still a political memoir; it functions partly to solidify Barack Obama’s legacy as a complex and multilayered milestone for the country. The book makes the case for the Obama family as definitively American, for Michelle Obama’s concerns as worries that derive from the universal anxieties of marriage and motherhood. Still, Becoming is satisfying for the quiet moments in which Mrs. Obama, the woman who supported a black man named Barack all the way to the presidency, gets to let down her hair and breathe as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side”. quoted from HANNAH GIORGIS of the Atlantic.com.

In her memoir, a work of recollection and storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her own world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.

In finally telling her story on Becoming, the Former First Lady is doing several things with this book. She is taking the country by the hand on an city and state tour of everyday African-American life and ambition, while recounting her rise from modest origins to the closest this country has to nobility. She’s meditating on the tensions women face in a world that speaks of gender equality but in which women still bear the greater burdens of balancing career and family, even with a forward-thinking husband like Barack Obama. And she is reminding readers that African-Americans, like any other group, experience the heartbreak of infertility, as she describes the challenges she and her husband confronted in order to become parents.

This is the reason why this book, “Becoming” has earned to be the Top Bestselling Book for 2018.

Affordablebooks Mobile App is now live

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06/10/2018

Affordablebooks is now on the Apple App Store. A month ahead as plan for the company’s 18th year foundation, we are extremely proud of Affordablebooks our mobile app for https://www.affordablebookdeals.com.

ADLE International launches its 3rd Mobile App

San Francisco, CA— 06/10/2018 —Today in a live feed from Zittau, Germany’s warehouse, ADLE International’s founder announced to our US team Affordablebooks is now on the Apple App Store. A month ahead as plan for the company’s 18th year foundation, we are extremely proud of Affordablebooks our mobile app for https://www.affordablebookdeals.com.

“Affordable Books even to limited income earners,” said Alex Esguerra, Founder. Affordablebooks is now on the Apple App Store. A month ahead as plan for the company’s 18th year foundation, we are extremely proud of Affordablebooks our mobile app for https://www.affordablebookdeals.com..

Positive Customer Impact

Many customers have already benefited from deploying Affordable Books for https://www.adleinternational.co in 2016 followed by Usedbooksworld in 2017. Both of these two apps are now also available in the Android Google Play Store.

“Alex continued in stressing that our apps are very generic and not sophisticated looking. The idea is ease of use in the eyes, basic navigation and simple one to two clicks, in addition, the simplicity extends our primary purpose of affordability and accessibility even to limited earners. After all these free apps are intended to shop our vast collection of books as we are not selling the apps.”

Founded in 1999, ADLE International was founded by Alex Esguerra in Portland, OR right after his tenure as APEC Youth Representative. The company vision continues his philanthropy initiatives for the youth, and people living from paycheck to paycheck. By sourcing and offering Affordable Books that are new books to very rare books with affordable competitive prices, book lovers, students, disabled, seniors and low-income earners can buy them with their limited resources.

In May 2018. The company started to offer through it’s branded websites free standard shipping in the United States if customers orders at least US$15.00. On top of our best quality for brand new books, we have been upgrading our regular standard shipments to expedited or using UPS as incentive. We have also started to create more and more discount deals for our newsletter subscribers as well as customers who opt in our mailing list and accept marketing while at the same time we have been tedious in compliance with the GDPR EU privacy law, says Carlos Rodiriguez, Director of Sales.

ADLE International although known as a rare, out of print, hard to find bookseller has also gotten a big market share in selling new release books. Sarah Walker, Director of Retail in the company’s main office in Portland, OR clarified on the company’s partnership sites with Etsy.com through https://www.affordablebookfinds.com and https://www.affordablethings.net

The 2 websites have a lot of brand new books, but they are rare, out of print and vintage books as we have books dating back from the beginning of the 19th century until 1998. She explains that this is also Etsy’s timeline in the vintage category but a lot of today’s buyers in this category still has the idea that vintage books are all “Used” which we are not. Though we have of course used books in these websites, we carry a lot of brand new books, so the main key is really reading our listings for the words, “New Books or Used Books” etc.

https://www.affordablebookdeals.com is our main website that highlights our mission of education on health, fitness, arts, crafts, culture and good healthy eating habits. A big majority of this site focuses on cooking vegan, keto, gluten, diabetes diets, medical discoveries, sewing, potteries, travel, culture with a touch or art and political science.

https://www.usedbooksworld.com on the other hand focuses on students, educators, children and lifestyle. As the title says, we have a varied collection of used antiquarian, rare used books, heavy on textbooks and study aids to Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction books.

https://www.adleintl.com which was recently launched this year as well is our Indie Books site partnered with the American Booksellers Assn, https://www.bookweb.org where we have searchable database of all brand-new books of 10 million titles that customers can shop from.

https://www.adleinternational.com which is our main site is where the rare, out of print to new just release books can be shop from. This site is heavy on history and politics which is a conduit of our founder’s blogs, books and advocacy on political issues and current events/issues. It also embodies what we offer from our Etsy partnered sites except the books we have on the site are now from 1998 to the present year and month. We have also a section dedicated on mechanical engineering, automobiles and craftsmanship which was envisioned by our 90-year patriarch, our founders’ father.

From this writing, the website had already started a Father’s Day Discount deal where if customers bought two books from the selected Father’s Day book collection, they will get 30% off and get them ship free in the USA.

For more information, press only:

Carlos Rodiriguez

415-874-5637

info@adlegroup.com

ADLE INTL


For Immediate Release!


ADLE International’s Director of Sales, Carlos Rodiriguez @usedbooksworld announced today a new company website, ADLE INTL. With the collaboration from the American Booksellers Association, this new Indie Commerce site aims to answer the call of the company’s vision of Affordable Books even to limited earners. About more than 9 million books are searchable on this new site powered by Ingram Content


This is a side by side logistical strategy as the company recently expanded it’s operations in Zittau, Germany spearheaded by it’s founder, Former APEC Representative, Alex Esguerra It is adding physical rare/used books inventory stored in it’s german warehouse while making fulfilment more faster and accessible to the European community.


This new partnership with the ABA dates back when our flagship website went live 13 years ago with Affordablebooksonline. Connecting book lovers to more choices while expanding education through literacy online. With that, comes ADLE’s battle cry on affordable for all by way of competitive pricing on new books, bestsellers and learning materials. We try our best to offer the best pricing strategy we can give while taking into consideration the cost of doing business and profitability. After all, we are still a business and not a non-profit organization. We give more to our customers by way of the best quality accurately on our book descriptions/listings, fast delivery that we can at most times, and exceptional service.


Come July 2018, will be our 20th year since our founder started ADLE International. With the fledgling years, came the challenges and best practices that helped us grow and be more focused. Today, we are only selling a a couple of book traditional marketplace exchanges, and not on the major big wig players, as we become more selective to complement our online portfolios. What remains is our long time partnership with the ABA and beyond. 


In this new site, anyone can buy $25 of books in the USA and we will ship the order for free using Standard Shipping. Think of it buying a new brand new bestseller on discount, getting free shipping and the capability of browsing and making a selection from more than 9 million books. 


As of this writing, we rejoice our new undertaking again with the ABA, as we humbly mourn the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush. I was a very young entrepreneur fresh right from college in 1988 when the Bushes occupied the White House. It was also the time I began as an advocate for the Youth and Young Entrepreneurs. What our websites do nowadays is also to pay tribute to distinguish dignitaries and citizens we lost. As such our websites and social media sites like UsedbooksworldAffordablebookdeals and Affordablebookfinds will focus on a particular book on a just deceased special person like Mrs. Bush. (via snapchat, Alex Esguerra, founder).

Tayari Jones Bestselling Book No.1 on the Charts

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Tayari Jones on her Bestseller “An American Marriage” is still no. 1 on the Bestseller list.

7 days after her book was release, bookshelves all over run out of copies. We are ourselves had to back order from the publisher when we even thought we over bought and over stocked prior to the books street date.

I remember that week before Thanksgiving receiving a call from Frankfurt. Our founder who nowadays leave the day to day operations to us called to say that we really need to stack up with Tayari Jones upcoming book release. His usual flair on envisioning a really hot book title I guess still is one of the most accurate we can find from a book critic.

Oprah’s big book club endorsement also did a lot of push but the bottom line “An American Marriage” is a such a great compelling book. Tayari now becomes a part of the history books of writing.

Our display window usually gets visually merchandise each week but this book is left untouched at least for now.

Carlos Rodiriguez

Affordable Book Deals

Used Books World

@adlegroup

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This article is a great read reminiscing the best Christmas gifts we used to wish Santa during the 99’s generation.

There’s still a lot of similarities as well as old time favorites which are currently still in the wish list to of the millennials.

The spirit of these gifts reflects the true love and birth of the redeemer. May through these memories bring the spirit of joy this Christmas to everyone.

Happy Holidays from all of us @adlegroup

Time to Disable USPS as preferred shipping for books

Effective 9/20/2017 starting from our Affordable Book Finds

we will slowly delete and disable our preferred books shipping methods using the United States Postal Service

The never ending issue on the inaccuracy of the USPS website tracking website had been costing us time, money as well as negative feedbacks and straining customer relations especially for new first time customers. The website’s messaging on “invalid”, “incorrect” “pre-shipment” will never get fixed. Not only the information finally gets updated until after or on the same day as the items are delivered but the buyers commonly thinks We never shipped the item. Most importantly especially on new first time buyers online they believe the information even though it’s not accurate as the agency is a reputable body of the government.

We realized attempting not to use the USPS as the most economical shipping courier will result to lesser sales on our part but then again our commitment is great customer service, experience and retention.

Moving on, the ADLE International online selling websites will gradually shipped to our preferred shipping couriers UPS and FedEx

Nevertheless our retail selling prices will still strive to offer the best most affordable books even to limited income earners.

Alex Esguerra

Founder