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The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade by Ben Lopez (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Ben Lopez spends his life traveling the world, bartering with people who value money over life. Working for governments, law enforcement agencies, multinational corporations and private clients, Ben is an expert K&R (Kidnap and Ransom) consultant, supplying professional kidnap-negotiation services. He can be called out to anywhere in the world within twenty-four-hour notice to set up and command the negotiator's cell, bargaining with religious fanatics, hardened criminals, and other desperate people in order to save the lives of their captives. Alongside a shadowy team of former spies and special operatives, his arsenal of psychological techniques is just as powerful as brute force. He'll spend as long as is necessary to get the job done. And then he'll disappear. This extraordinary book reads like a thriller -- but for those involved in the stories within it, the drama and the tension are very real.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 321 Pages (819 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Shooting of Rabbit Wells: A White Cop, a Young Man of Color, and an American Tragedy by William Loizeaux (Arcade) Price verified 6 hours ago

What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter's night in 1973, William “Rabbit" Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux, who went to high school with Rabbit, hasn't been able to let go of a story that struck at the core of the place that he, along with Rabbit and Sorgie, called home. With clear-eyed compassion and unsparing honesty, The Shooting of Rabbit Wells recreates the lives of both victim and killer and the forces that brought them together. By giving us the life of Rabbit Wells, Loizeaux makes us understand—and feel—how unacceptable and irreparable his loss was, and how deeply the bullet that killed him is lodged in the American identity.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 312 Pages (3,827 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Martial Arts on Noah's Ark: The Genesis Origins of Today's Martial Arts by douglas laurent 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Martial Arts on Noah's Ark The Genesis Origins of Today's Martial Arts It has long been held that the ways of the East-Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Taoism are the primary foundations of today's martial arts. This vision is only partially correct. These positions come from an Evolutionary view that began at the Tower of Babel under King Nimrod. From a Genesis perspective, MNArk takes popular martial myths and traces their roots to today's arts. Genesis reveals how the first arts arose, from Cain the first spearman to the world's first arms dealer iron-master Kung Fu artist Tubal-Cain (god Vulcan), to the initial Lo-Han (Ham, Noah's son) art, a powerful form. It is from Ham's family that the ancient science of Lohan "Buddha" style Kung Fu derives, Lohan influencing the very foundations of Shaolin Kung Fu that affects myriads of arts still such as Karate. This exceptional volume will inspire both student and instructor alike in light of the teachings of the great Martial Innovator Christ, and what He originally meant for the arts and their participation in them. Secular martial readers will also find MNArk interesting and challenging, it covering topics such as anthropology, art, biography (Bruce Lee), history, icons, kata, linguistics, literature, myths, philosophy, politics, pop-culture, I-Ching, yin-yang, science, the spirit realm, sports, style analysis, strategy, prayer, etc. Whatever the subject may be, from Chess to Feng Shui and from Sun Tzu to Sherlock Holmes, MNArk cuts right to their strategic centers offering enthusiasts who are passing through the martial realms rich and resounding tools needed for victorious daily living and for successfully traversing what are the formidable heights of the grand galaxy of the Martialis Tao. Author Douglas Laurent, M.A., English, B.A., Film is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and Columbia College in Chicago, and has been a martial artist since 1973. He holds Shodan rank in Yamashita-Shorin-Ryu ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 809 Pages (6,565 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Living Like Indians: 1,001 Projects, Games, Activities, and Crafts by Allan A. Macfarlan (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

For children and adults alike, Living Like Indians is the essential guide to Native American recreation and activities. Written with recreation directors in mind, this wonderful field companion provides thoughtful learning activities along with a history of the Native Americans. Tracking, camping, and exploring nature are only a few of the topics found in this book. The author provides suggestions for over 1,000 projects for indoor and outdoor activities, and also includes practical first aid and wilderness advice on cooking, fishing, games, storytelling, observing wildlife, and more -- all from the Native American perspective.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 320 Pages (12,101 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time: Ranking Sports' Most Notorious Fixes, Cover-ups, and Scandals by Elliott Kalb (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks: • Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement? • Was Super Bowl III a fixed game? • Did Sonny Liston throw both of his fights vs. Muhammad Ali? • Was the NBA's first-ever draft lottery fixed? • Why did Michael Jordan really retire from basketball the first time? • Are some NASCAR race outcomes too good to be true? • Did the New England Patriots cheat their way to a dynasty? • What really happened at the 1921 Kentucky Derby? • Why weren't any Japanese players signed to major league contracts from 1965-1995? • And much more!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 372 Pages (3,563 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2014 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (89 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2014 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2014. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2014 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure • And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 960 Pages (27,491 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,168 Pages (50,582 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2017 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

A country-by-country guide to the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2017 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2016. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2017 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,114 Pages (38,604 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (Aesthetics Today) by Donald Kuspit (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose reflections on art, artists, and art criticism constitute an eclectic exploration of the ways in which art and art criticism have influenced contemporary thought and psychology. The book's investigation into the social impact of artwork also reflects on the inner life of the artist.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 352 Pages (4,002 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Rainforest Survivors: Adventures Among Today's Stone Age Jungle Tribes by Paul Raffaele (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Even in our hyper-connected world, there are tribes scattered across the far reaches of the globe who still live much the same way that their ancestors did thousands of years ago. Having had minimal contact with the outside world, these peoples currently live in harmony and unison with the environment around them. But as technology grows and the human population expands, the way of life of these tribes becomes increasingly threatened with every passing day. In The Rainforest Survivors, veteran overseas reporter Paul Raffaele recounts his time spent with three unique jungle tribes -- the peace-loving Congo Pygmies, New Guinea's tree-dwelling Korowai cannibals, and the Amazon's ferocious Korubo. Over months spent living in these three communities, Raffaele experienced firsthand wisdom and mysterious rites forged over many millennia. Resonating with high adventure and remarkable characters, The Rainforest Survivors details the daily lives of these relatively unknown peoples and provides key political and environmental context, showing how outside forces are closing in on them and threatening to change forever their ways of life. Enthralling and unforgettable, this compelling book is the important portrait of indigenous peoples living the way they have for centuries.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 306 Pages (34,666 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Future Man: How to Evolve and Thrive in the Age of Trump, Mansplaining, and #MeToo by Tim Samuels (Arcade) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

A sharply intelligent, explosively honest, and laugh-out-loud funny look at the state of masculinity and how to be a man, for fans of Jon Ronson and Matt Haig. If ever there was an urgent need for a frank understanding of what's going on with men, it is now. Male rage and frustration have driven resurgent populism, mass shootings, and epidemics of addiction and violence. Powerful men who have abused their positions for decades have been and are being #MeToo-outed and dismissed. The patriarchy, that solid bedrock of male power for thousands of years, seems to be crumbling. In Future Man, with his characteristic intelligence and humor, Tim Samuels assesses the state of contemporary manhood, its conflicts, confusions, and challenges. Trapped in bodies barely changed since cavemen days, men are contending with the stresses of corporate culture, lifelong commitment, rampant depression, and crazy expectations to be successful at work and at home. But how can you hunt and gather in an open-plan office? Why do men make up to 95 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs yet 93 percent of the prison population? Why do men commit suicide at more than three times the rate of women? Drawing on his own experience and reporting, Samuels addresses such topics as dating, aging, fatherhood, porn, violence, mental health, and the trouble with monogamy as well as issues related to toxic masculinity, the man box, gender roles, and role models. The American edition has been updated and includes a new preface.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 310 Pages (1,822 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Pinot Noir: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 2) by Lorraine Evanoff 5.0 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER, MYSTERY B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE, HISTORICAL FICTION Multi-billionaire banker and philanthropist, Ekram M. Almasi, has just been murdered... And there's only one person who can uncover the mystery behind this international banking scandal: Louise Moscow. Able to handle a high-powered speedboat, an ex-lover, and a ginger-haired villain with equal ease, this international spy embarks on a journey that will take her to Monte Carlo, Paris, and Burgundy. The amazing scenario, however, cannot hide a complicated and awful truth. On her journey, Louise struggles against uncooperative witnesses, a mysterious vine disease, a gun-wielding monk, and a secret society. Even though local investigators seem to have found the ideal culprit for the murder, the case is not as open-and-shut as it might seem... What readers are saying about Pinot Noir: - "A high concept "noir" adventure that goes down like a fine wine. Pinot Noir is one of the best thrillers I have read in recent times." ~ Astrid Iustulin, Readers' Favorite - "What a great sequel to Foliage! Highly recommend this addictive thriller and be sure to have a yummy glass of red wine nearby!" ~ Nelle L'Amour, New York Times Bestselling Author - "A great, modern thriller by Lorraine Evanoff. The writing crackles with a smart, sexy, intelligent energy and Louise Moscow is a credible, gutsy, fabulous heroine." ~ Dominic Piper, International Bestselling Author

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 312 Pages (1,889 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2012 by The Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (39 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2012 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2012. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2012 includes: Detailed maps with new geopolitical data Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure New data on military expenditures and capabilities Information on each country's climate and natural hazards Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 864 Pages (21,083 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Animal Energies: Interpreting the Messages and Warnings of Animals by Gary Buffalo Horn Man (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Find life guidance from the powerful ancient knowledge of animals. In many Native American traditions, animals are considered to be our older, wiser brothers and sisters. Their behavior can help us better understand ourselves, heal old wounds, adapt to new situations, or warn us of dangers. Animal Energies shows us how to interpret our physical and spiritual encounters with animals in ways that enable us to achieve balance in the natural world. Colorfully illustrated and easy-to-reference, the book presents little-known facts about the habits of fifty-eight North American animals, including their strengths and vulnerabilities. By using these ancient animal energies, we are guided gently through life's challenges and obstacles. We may soar with the eagle and run with the wolves, yet even the earthworm has something to teach us. This updated edition of Dancing Otters and Clever Coyotes includes more personal animal encounters and an updated foreword from the authors. Join them as they share what they've learned from Native American elders and from their own personal journeys, reminding readers of the inherent bond that humans have with all things in nature.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 304 Pages (32,734 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Safety of the Kingdom: Government Responses to Subversive Threats by J. Michael Martinez (Carrel Books) Price verified 4 hours ago

The horrendous events of September 11, 2001, heightened awareness of terrorism unlike all but a handful of major catastrophes in American history. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and President Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, 9/11 is a date forever enshrined in our national memory. But 9/11 once again raised the question: What should government do to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of a future attack? How should national leadership balance its responsibility to protect the civil liberties of U.S. citizens with its sworn duty to protect their lives? In The Safety of the Kingdom, J. Michael Martinez takes up the question of how the United States government has responded to terrorist attacks and, in the absence of an attack, the fear of foreign and subversive elements that may harm the nation. In some cases, the government “overreaction" led to a series of abuses that amplified the severity of the original threat. Rather than selecting every instance of government reaction to threats, Martinez examines representative cases, from the alien and sedition acts in the eighteenth century to the post-9/11 “war on terror." Edward Snowden's disclosure of classified information related to the NSA's surveillance program brought to the fore an important debate about government scrutiny of its citizens. As J. Michael Martinez makes clear in this book, it is a debate that has been ongoing for centuries. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 300 Pages (7,468 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Nicomachean Ethics: Complete Edition by Aristotle (e-artnow) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

The Nicomachean Ethics is the Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum. The theme of the work is a Socratic question previously explored in the works of Plato, Aristotle's friend and teacher, of how men should best live. In his Metaphysics, Aristotle described how Socrates, the friend and teacher of Plato, had turned philosophy to human questions, whereas pre-Socratic philosophy had only been theoretical. Ethics, as now separated out for discussion by Aristotle, is practical rather than theoretical, in the original Aristotelian senses of these terms. In other words, it is not only a contemplation about good living, because it also aims to create good living. It is therefore connected to Aristotle's other practical work, the Politics, which similarly aims at people becoming good. Ethics is about how individuals should best live, while the study of politics is from the perspective of a law-giver, looking at the good of a whole community.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (1,340 KB)
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Added: May 31st, 2020

The Collected Works: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, ... by George Bernard Shaw (e-artnow) Price verified 9 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (an adaptation of his own play) Content: Novels: Cashel Byron's Profession An Unsocial Socialist Love Among The Artists The Irrational Knot Plays: Widowers' Houses The Philanderer Mrs. Warren's Profession The Man Of Destiny Arms And The Man Candida You Never Can Tell The Devil's Disciple Captain Brassbound's Conversion Caesar And Cleopatra The Gadfly or The Son of the Cardinal The Admirable Bashville Man And Superman John Bull's Other Island How He Lied To Her Husband Major Barbara Passion, Poison, And Petrifaction The Doctor's Dilemma The Interlude At The Playhouse Getting Married The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet Press Cuttings Misalliance The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets Fanny's First Play Androcles And The Lion Overruled Pygmalion Great Catherine The Music Cure O'Flaherty, V. C. Macbeth Skit Glastonbury Skit The Inca Of Perusalem Augustus Does His Bit Skit For The Tiptaft Revue Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress Heartbreak House Back To Methuselah War Indemnities What do Men of Letters Say? On Socialism The Miraculous Revenge Quintessence Of Ibsenism Basis of Socialism The Transition to Social Democracy The Impossibilities Of Anarchism The Perfect Wagnerite Letter to Beatrice Webb The New Theology Memories of Oscar Wilde The Revolutionist's Handbook And Pocket Companion Maxims For Revolutionists The New Theology How to Write A Popular Play Memories of Oscar Wilde George Bernard Shaw The Quintessence of Shaw Old and New Masters...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 4,661 Pages (7,399 KB)
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Added: May 30th, 2020

Capital & The Communist Manifesto: Including Two Important Precursors to Capital (Wage-Labour and Capital & Wages, Price and Profit) by Karl Marx (e-artnow) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "Capital & The Communist Manifesto" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Capital by Karl Marx is a foundational theoretical text in materialist philosophy, economics and politics. Marx aimed to reveal the economic patterns underpinning the capitalist mode of production, in contrast to classical political economists such as Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill. Marx did not live to publish the planned second and third parts, but they were both completed from his notes and published after his death by his colleague Friedrich Engels. Capital is the most cited book in the social sciences published before 1950. The Communist Manifesto (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the world's most influential political documents. Contents: Capital (Das Kapital) Vol. 1 - The Process of Capitalist Production Vol. 2 - The Process of Circulation of Capital Vol. 3 - The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole The Communist Manifesto Two Important Precursors to Capital Wage-Labour and Capital (1847) Wages, Price and Profit (1865) Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a famous German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 2,675 Pages (6,479 KB)
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Added: May 30th, 2020

Ignite Female Change Makers: Dynamic Women Making an Exceptional Difference for the Future of Women Around the World by JB Owen (JBO Global) 4.6 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Do you have a deep desire to create change in your life and in the lives of others? Do you feel that change is in front of you and you are ready to dive right in? If you wish to make a change on the planet but don't know where to begin, or if you are making change already and want to make more, come enjoy 50 stories of powerful and dynamic Ignite Moments by courageous & determined women who are stepping into change in every area of their lives. Ignite moments are those moments that change us, define us, and set us on a new path. They inspire, motivate, and encourage. This book is filled with those moments told in the most vulnerable and heartfelt way. They show that life-altering moments not only impact us but ultimately inspire us to be the greatest versions of who we are. Each story ends with a tangible Action Step to help you take action in your own life. This is a book filled with everything you need to become the Change Maker you were born to be! Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Do you have a deep desire to create change in your life and in the lives of those around you? Do you feel that change is in front of you and you are ready to dive right in? If you wish to make a change on the planet but don't know where to begin, or if you are making change already and want to make more, come enjoy 50 stories of powerful and dynamic Ignite Moments by courageous and determined women who are stepping into change in every area of their lives. Ignite moments are those moments that change us, define us, and set us on a new path. They inspire, motivate, and encourage. This book is filled with those stories told in the most vulnerable and heartfelt way. They show that life-altering moments not only impact us but ultimately inspire us to be the greatest versions of ourselves. Each story ends with a tangible Action Step to help you take action in your own life. This is a book filled with ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 438 Pages (38,483 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 30th, 2020

Theodicy: Essays of Theodicy on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (e-artnow) 3.8 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

"Theodicy" is a book of philosophy by the German polymath Gottfried Leibniz published in 1710, whose optimistic approach to the problem of evil is thought to have inspired Voltaire's "Candide". Much of the work consists of a response to the ideas of the French philosopher Pierre Bayle, with whom Leibniz carried on a debate for many years. The "Theodicy" tries to justify the apparent imperfections of the world by claiming that it is optimal among all possible worlds. It must be the best possible and most balanced world, because it was created by an all powerful and all knowing God, who would not choose to create an imperfect world if a better world could be known to him or possible to exist. In effect, apparent flaws that can be identified in this world must exist in every possible world, because otherwise God would have chosen to create the world that excluded those flaws. Leibniz distinguishes three forms of evil: moral, physical, and metaphysical. Moral evil is sin, physical evil is pain, and metaphysical evil is limitation. God permits moral and physical evil for the sake of greater goods, and metaphysical evil is unavoidable since any created universe must necessarily fall short of God's absolute perfection.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 427 Pages (1,683 KB)
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Added: May 20th, 2020

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline by Steven K. Kapp (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the advocacy establishment. The actions covered are legendary in the autistic community, including manifestos such as "Don't Mourn for Us", mailing lists, websites or webpages, conferences, issue campaigns, academic project and journal, a book, and advisory roles. These actions have shifted the landscape toward viewing autism in social terms of human rights and identity to accept, rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms to cure.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (3,079 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 8th, 2020
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