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Racism in America: A Reader by Harvard University Press 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Racism in America has been the subject of serious scholarship for decades. At Harvard University Press, we've had the honor of publishing some of the most influential books on the subject. The excerpts in this volume -- culled from works of history, law, sociology, medicine, economics, critical theory, philosophy, art, and literature -- are an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. Readers will find such classic selections as Toni Morrison's description of the Africanist ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 335 Pages (17,595 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 13th, 2020

UNDERSTANDING DAVID HUME: The Smart Student's Guide to Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and the essays Of Miracles, Of Immortality of the Soul ... by Laurence Houlgate (Houlgate Books) 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

In the eighteenth century, the words "natural religion" referred to religious beliefs based on reason and evidence instead of revelation. In Understanding David Hume, Professor Laurence Houlgate guides serious students through the labyrinth of arguments for and against the existence and infinite nature of God, focusing mainly on the famous Design Argument. Lengthy dialogues are broken down into discrete and understandable short chapters, allowing students to easily navigate through the book. Professor Houlgate uses the same approach ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 219 Pages (2,579 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 12th, 2020

Swipe to The Altar: Your 10-Step Roadmap to Finding True Love Online by Mrs. Q. Warnock 5.0 Stars (43 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

How to find your Mr. Right - without wasting time online dating? Savannah applied a simple texting principle from my book, since then she has been on 5 dates with someone who ghosted her before! Why is it so hard to find a boyfriend? Isn't online dating supposed to make it easier? I haven't dated in years. Isn't online dating just for hookups? Why isn't it working? What am I doing wrong? If you see yourself in these questions, you need this book. You will finally have the answers to how to find your true love with the help ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 212 Pages (3,668 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 12th, 2020

The Fountain of Life by Solomon Ibn Gabirol (E-BOOKARAMA) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Solomon ibn Gabirol, also known as Avicebron, was a Spanish-Jewish poet and philosopher of the eleventh century and his major philosophical work is the "Fons Vitae", or "The Fountain of Life". In this text, Gabirol uses a Socratic dialog as a framework to discuss his theory of the 'First Cause.' Written in Arabic, the Fons was translated into Latin in the 12th century, The work was attributed to 'Avicebron,' who was not identified as Jewish but as Christian or possibly Muslim. One reason is that Gabirol does not reference the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 124 Pages (1,188 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 12th, 2020

Tamper Proof: A Sonia Amon, MD Medical Thriller (Dr. Sonia Amon Medical Thrillers Book 4) by Judith Lucci (Bluestone Valley Publishing, LLC Harrisonburg, VA) 4.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 6 minutes ago

When your father's the terrorist and wants to kill you, ... The fear never goes away. The hunt is one second away. "Follow the bubbles, I tell myself. Bubbles are life... " Still recovering from a near death experience in Syria, Sonia moves her small family to safety. She leaves them under CIA protection to facilitate and underground medical project for the government. "But, is her family ever safe?" ... There are spies all around. Even her best friend or colleague can be a spy. See for yourself. Get it now. You'll love this ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 407 Pages (2,519 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

The Ethics of Criticism by Tobin Siebers (Cornell University Press) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches. Building on analyses of the moral legacies of Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, and Freud, Siebers identifies the various fronts on which the concerns of critical theory impinge on those of ethics.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 270 Pages (647 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Postcolonialism Cross-Examined: Multidirectional Perspectives on Imperial and Colonial Pasts and the Neocolonial Present (Routledge Philosophers in ... by Monika Albrecht (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Taking a strikingly interdisciplinary and global approach, Postcolonialism Cross-Examined reflects on the current status of postcolonial studies and attempts to break through traditional boundaries, creating a truly comparative and genuinely global phenomenon. Drawing together the field of mainstream postcolonial studies with post-Soviet postcolonial studies and studies of the late Ottoman Empire, the contributors in this volume question many of the concepts and assumptions we have become accustomed to in postcolonial studies, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 308 Pages (1,726 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Extended Working Life Policies: International Gender and Health Perspectives by Áine Ní Léime (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book addresses the current debate on extended working life policy by considering the influence of gender and health on the experiences of older workers. Bringing together an international team of scholars, it tackles issues as gender, health status and job/ occupational characteristics that structure the capacity and outcomes associated with working longer. The volume starts with an overview of the empirical and policy literature; continues with a discussion of the relevant theoretical perspectives; includes a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 539 Pages (3,797 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Macroeconomics, Agriculture, and Food Security: A Guide to Policy Analysis in Developing Countries by Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla (International Food Policy Research Institute) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Why write a book on macroeconomic policies and their links to agriculture and food security in developing countries? The food price spikes of the years just prior to 2010 and the economic, political, and social dislocations they generated refocused the attention of policymakers and development practitioners on the agricultural sector and food security concerns. But even without those traumatic events, the importance of agriculture for developing countries -- and for an adequate functioning of the world economy -- cannot be denied. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 760 Pages (26,925 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Plight of A Postmodern Hunter by Mukhtar Shakhanov (Hertfordshire Press) Price verified 6 hours ago

This edition is Mukhtar Shahanov's authorized reprint of Walter May translation of "The Plaint of the Hunter Above the Abyss" book initially published by Atamura in 1998. This is a book-dialogue between two famous pundits, the renowned Kirghizian novelist Chingiz Aitmatov and the legendary Kazakh poet Mukhtar Shakhanov - defending their fundamental faith in the spiritual resources of each and every human being. As such, they explore the moral significance of endlessly recurrent existential dislocations characterising everyone's sense ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 483 Pages (12,807 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global ... by Manuel Perez Garcia (Palgrave Macmillan) 3.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Rethinking the ways global history is envisioned and conceptualized in diverse countries such as China, Japan, Mexico or Spain, this collections considers how global issues are connected with our local and national communities. It examines how the discipline had evolved in various historiographies, from Anglo Saxon to southern European, and its emergence in Asia with the rapid development of the Chinese economy motivation to legitimate the current uniqueness of the history and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 352 Pages (4,105 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy (American Philosophy) by Donald J. Morse (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This is the first book to consider John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. This fuller treatment reveals that the received view, which sees Dewey's early philosophy as unimportant in its own right, is deeply mistaken. In fact, Dewey's early philosophy amounts to an important new form of idealism. More specifically, Dewey's idealism contains a new logic of rupture, which allows us to achieve four ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 340 Pages (740 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation (American Philosophy Book 12) by Eugene Fontinell (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Can we who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times still believe with and degree of coherence and consistency that we as individual persons are immortal. Indeed, is there even good cause to hope that we are? In examining the present relationship of reason to faith, can we find justifying reasons for faith? These are the central questions in Self, God, and Immortality, a compelling exercise in philosophical theology. Drawing upon the works of William James and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 297 Pages (970 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Constitution of Consciousness: A Study in Analytic Phenomenology (Studies in Philosophy) by Wolfgang Huemer (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Through the work of philosophers like Sellars, Davidson, and McDowell, the question of how the mind is related to the world has gained new importance in contemporary analytic philosophy. This book demonstrates that Husserl's phenomenological analyses of the structure of consciousness can provide fruitful insights for developing an original approach to these questions.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 116 Pages (871 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

A bible for atheists by Thomas Sulcer (KDP) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Atheists have been defined by what we don't believe. We don't believe in gods or miracles or the supernatural or an afterlife. Even the word atheist is in a negative format, from the ancient Greek meaning without God. But shouldn't atheists be defined by what we do believe? A bible for atheists is an effort to do this. It states positively what many atheists believe. It puts forth a system of belief based on reason and science and common sense into a coherent structure, starting from basic principles, to answer the big questions ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 216 Pages (1,967 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient: A CauseHealth Resource for Healthcare Professionals and the Clinical Encounter by Rani Lill Anjum (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book is a unique resource for health professionals who are interested in understanding the philosophical foundations of their daily practice. It provides tools for untangling the motivations and rationality behind the way medicine and healthcare is studied, evaluated and practiced. In particular, it illustrates the impact that thinking about causation, complexity and evidence has on the clinical encounter. The book shows how medicine is grounded in philosophical assumptions that could at least be challenged. By ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 263 Pages (3,324 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Believe: Like You Mean It by Patricia Lynn 4.9 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Are you afraid you may never receive what you want in life and feel stuck, idly waiting to see what your future will bring? You don't have to wait and wonder. Learn how to manifest the life of your dreams! Yes, you can! In Believe Like You Mean It you'll be shown simple steps for: - Overcoming fears, misguided thoughts, and beliefs that hold you back from the life you deserve. - Increasing spiritual awareness and harnessing cosmic energy to initiate the Law of Attraction. - Pushing past skepticism and indecision to live boldly and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 283 Pages (2,592 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Two Islands And A Tortoise: Simple History I Showed My Family About Prosperity And The Proper Role Of Government by Ari Janmohamed 5.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

While a stranded group of people discuss what to do about food and pirate attacks, a tortoise on the beach shows a little girl what happened on neighboring islands as a result of the different politics their people adopted. Citing actual historical examples, the tortoise teaches the six rules of proper government and why America is the most prosperous 'island' in the world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 135 Pages (2,176 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold? (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies) by Cedric de Coning (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This edited volume examines the policies and practices of rising powers on peacebuilding. It analyzes how and why their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and multilateral institutions. The policies of the rising powers towards peacebuilding may significantly influence how the UN and others undertake peacebuilding in the future. This book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students who want to understand how peacebuilding is ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 325 Pages (1,156 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals (American Philosophy Book 6) by Vincent G. Potter (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

In recent years, Charles Sanders Peirce has emerged, in the eyes of philosophers both in America and abroad, as one of America's major philosophical thinkers. His work has forced us back to philosophical reflection about those basic issues that inevitably confront us as human beings, especially in an age of science. Peirce's concern for experience, for what is actually encountered, means that his philosophy, even in its most technical aspects, forms a reflective commentary on actual life and on the world in which it is lived. In ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 229 Pages (863 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The International Criminal Court: A Global Civil Society Achievement (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Book 39) by Marlies Glasius (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective. It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those states who oppose the court, particularly the United States, and those who defend it. It also makes these issues accessible to non-lawyers and presents effective advocacy strategies for non-governmental organizations. It also delivers essential background to the place of the US in ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 176 Pages (1,434 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Ancient Households of the Americas: Conceptualizing What Households Do by Nancy Gonlin (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

In Ancient Households of the Americas archaeologists investigate the fundamental role of household production in ancient, colonial, and contemporary households. Several different cultures-Iroquois, Coosa, Anasazi, Hohokam, San Agustín, Wankarani, Formative Gulf Coast Mexico, and Formative, Classic, Colonial, and contemporary Maya-are analyzed through the lens of household archaeology in concrete, data-driven case studies. The text is divided into three sections: Section I examines the spatial and social organization and context of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 470 Pages (20,025 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Stoicism: A Complete Guide to Empower your Mindset and Timeless Wisdom to Gain Emotional Resilience, Confidence and Calmness by Richard Nolan 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Have you been looking for a way to have a firm grip on your emotional and psychological wellbeing to be resilient in the face of hardships, be confident and wise enough to overcome anything and have a positive mindset to cast the darkness, fear and negativity from your life? And are you looking for a beginner friendly, step by step guide that will help you to achieve all that and more? If you've answered YES, keep reading... You Are About To Discover Exactly How To Enhance Your Emotional And Psychological Wellbeing By Leveraging ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 100 Pages (4,544 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Work in Brazil: essays in historical and economic sociology by Adalberto Cardoso (SciELO - EDUERJ) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

"Institutional frameworks, political action, social and political identities, class relations, social inertia and path dependence are the main aspects inquired in this book. Taken together, the chapters present a coherent and systematic portrait of Brazil, or a plausible point of view about the dynamics of our sociability which may interest the foreign reader. Collective bargaining, labour inspection, the labour and capital organizations are all elements of the Getulio Vargas legacies that, albeit with adaptations over time, still ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 293 Pages (4,599 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Caldwell Moore (Good Press) 4.3 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

"An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant" by Edward Caldwell Moore. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 298 Pages (1,930 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Global Culture, Island Identity by Karen Fog Olwig (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Looking at the development of cultural identity in the global context, this text uses the approach of historical anthropology. It examines the way in which the West Indian Community of Nevis, has, since the 1600s, incorporated both African and European cultural elements into the framework of social life, to create an Afro-Caribbean culture that was distinctive and yet geographically unbounded - a "global culture". The book takes as its point of departure the processes of cultural interaction and reflectivity. It argues that the study ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 214 Pages (1,897 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

A future history of the 21st century: How we overcame the crisis of civilization by Federico Tabellini (Defo Corien) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

The successful book 'Il Secolo Decisivo' is available for the first time in English - now in a new, revised edition! At the turn of the 22nd century, human beings are living in the most prosperous moment in history. The many crises that troubled them at the dawn of the millennium are a distant memory, the economy exists in balance with the environment, and work has become a personal choice.But how did we get here? How did we solve the great problems of the contemporary world, from climate change to the labor market crisis, from the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 117 Pages (1,103 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Vote Buying in Indonesia: The Mechanics of Electoral Bribery by Burhanuddin Muhtadi (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book investigates the impact of vote buying on the accountability of democratic institutions and policy representation in newly democratic countries, with a focus on Indonesia. In doing so, the book presents a wide-ranging study of the dynamics of vote buying in Indonesia's young democracy, exploring the nature, extent, determinants, targeting and effectiveness of this practice. It addresses these central issues in the context of comparative studies of vote buying, arguing that ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 381 Pages (8,648 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace by Lowell Dittmer (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. China's relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People's Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island's autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT's insistence that it continue to represent ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 321 Pages (6,806 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation: How Access to Microdata is Transforming Policy Design by Nuno Crato (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this open access book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 496 Pages (11,776 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Library and Information Sciences: Trends and Research by Chuanfu Chen (Springer) 3.9 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Inside, readers will find research and case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, most of whom have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result, readers will discover the LIS issues and concerns that China and the international community have in common. The book first introduces the opportunities and challenges faced by the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 253 Pages (5,753 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Step One: Save the World: The Journey of a Water Protector by DJ Rankin 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

??This is a cookbook. This is an adventure novel. This is a love story. This is a tale of survival. This is a spiritual journey. This is a catalog of the oppressions and destructions perpetrated by the machine of mankind. This is a handbook on standing up to the tyranny enacted by a corrupt government through the mechanism of fear. This is a recruitment manual for a global movement of resistance. We are winning. It is time to stand up. Enough is enough. Do what feels right. ??Last winter I was called to Standing Rock to protect the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 755 Pages (1,128 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Rick Steves Hunger and Hope by Rick Steves 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

In this FREE companion ebook to the public television special, Rick Steves' Hunger and Hope, travel expert Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe to learn about the key realities of extreme poverty. Inside this companion e-book, you'll uncover Rick's firsthand insights on: • How ending world hunger in our lifetime is an attainable goal • The importance of water access, education, women's empowerment, and financial literacy in creating long-term independence • How communities are using smart development to rise out of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 112 Pages (6,978 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Historical Background of Wang Yang-ming’s Philosophy of Mind: From the Perspective of his Life Story by Ping Dong (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This open access book offers comprehensive information on Wang Yang-ming's life, helping readers identify and grasp the foundations on which his philosophy was established. Though a great man, Wang had an extremely difficult life, full of many hardships. Based on various official histories, Wang's own writings, and his disciples' records, the book explores the legendary life of this ancient philosopher, who not only diligently pursued his objective of living as a sage, but also persistently sought the ideal state of a sage in ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 209 Pages (624 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Thinking Through the Cold War by David Jardini 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Thinking Through the Cold War represents the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in the waning years of World War II through the organization's strategic diversification from military into social welfare policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book is based on extensive research in RAND's internal archives, oral history interviews, as well as numerous other primary document collections. More than an institutional history of RAND, Thinking Through the Cold War uses the RAND Corporation as a window ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 646 Pages (1,665 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators (Routledge Studies in Gender and Security) by Sara E. Brown (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This book examines the mobilization, role, and trajectory of women rescuers and perpetrators during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. While much has been written about the victimization of women during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, very little has been said about women who rescued targeted victims or perpetrated crimes against humanity. This book explores and analyzes the role played by women who exercised agency as rescuers and as perpetrators during the genocide in Rwanda. As women, they took actions and decisions within the context of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 185 Pages (934 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe: Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free-Masons, Illuminati and Reading ... by John Robison (e-artnow) Price verified 2 days ago

"Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free-Masons, Illuminati and Reading Societies, etc., collected from good authorities" is a book by John Robison alleging clandestine intrigue by the Illuminati and Freemasons. The secret agent monk, Alexander Horn provided much of the material for Robison's allegations. Robison goes through great detail about Adam Weisshaupt, founder of the Order of the Illuminati, and his infiltration of the Free Masons with a grand plan ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 276 Pages (2,437 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 4th, 2020

Housing Market Dynamics in Africa by El-hadj M. Bah (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This open access book utilizes new data to thoroughly analyze the main factors currently shaping the African housing market. Some of these factors include the supply and demand for housing finance, land tenure security issues, construction cost conundrum, infrastructure provision, and low-cost housing alternatives. Through detailed analysis, the authors investigate the political economy surrounding the continent's housing market and the constraints that behind-the-scenes policy makers need to address in their attempts to provide ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 278 Pages (3,171 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 4th, 2020

Advances in Proof-Theoretic Semantics (Trends in Logic Book 43) by Thomas Piecha (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This volume is the first ever collection devoted to the field of proof-theoretic semantics. Contributions address topics including the systematics of introduction and elimination rules and proofs of normalization, the categorial characterization of deductions, the relation between Heyting's and Gentzen's approaches to meaning, knowability paradoxes, proof-theoretic foundations of set theory, Dummett's justification of logical laws, Kreisel's theory of constructions, paradoxical reasoning, and the defence of model theory. The field ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 289 Pages (4,650 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 4th, 2020

Socioeconomic Inequality and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Twenty Years of TIMSS (IEA Research for Education Book 5) by Markus Broer (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book focuses on trends in educational inequality using twenty years of grade 8 student data collected from 13 education systems by the IEA's Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) between 1995 and 2015. While the overall positive association between family socioeconomic status (SES) and student achievement is well documented in the literature, the magnitude of this relationship is contingent on social contexts and is expected to vary by education system. Research on how such associations differ across ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 91 Pages (2,073 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

The Governing-Evaluation-Knowledge Nexus: Swedish Higher Education as a Case (Evaluating Education: Normative Systems and Institutional Practices) by Christina Segerholm (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This Open Access book analyses the interplay between governing, evaluation and knowledge with an empirical focus on Swedish higher education. It investigates the origins, logics, and mechanisms of evaluation and quality assurance reforms and their dynamic interactions with institutional, national and European policy contexts. The chapters report findings from extensive empirical studies that offer detailed insight into the work of governing in higher education, by giving voice to actors at various levels and positions including the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 225 Pages (3,078 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Forensic Genetics in the Governance of Crime by Helena Machado (Palgrave Pivot) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book uses a critical sociological perspective to explore contemporary ways of reformulating the governance of crime through genetics. Through the lens of scientific knowledge and genetic technology, Machado and Granja offer a unique perspective on current trends in crime governance. They explore the place and role of genetics in criminal justice systems, and show how classical and contemporary social theory can help address challenges posed by social processes and interactions generated by the uses, meanings, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 123 Pages (696 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Wittgenstein's Novels (Studies in Philosophy) by Martin Klebes (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Analyzing features of Wittgenstein's philosophical work and including in-depth textual analyses, this study investigates the impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work on contemporary German and French novelists. Drawing upon aesthetics, architectural history, philosophy of science, and photography, the book seeks to explain why references both to Wittgenstein as a person, as well as to his work are more pervasive than other equally renowned twentieth century philosophers and asks why some authors such as Händler and Roubaud, are less ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 305 Pages (3,348 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Open Access in Theory and Practice: The Theory-Practice Relationship and Openness (Routledge Critical Studies on Open Access) by Stephen Pinfield (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Open Access in Theory and Practice investigates the theory-practice relationship in the domain of open access publication and dissemination of research outputs. Drawing on detailed analysis of the literature and current practice in OA, as well as data collected in detailed interviews with practitioners, policymakers, and researchers, the book discusses what constitutes 'theory', and how the role of theory is perceived by both theorists and practitioners. Exploring the ways theory and practice have interacted in the development of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 332 Pages (3,783 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Dewey's Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey by Raymond Boisvert (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This work challenges recent neo-pragmatist interpretations of Dewey as a historicist, radically anti-essential thinker. By tracing Dewey's views on the issues of change and permanence, Boisvert demonstrates the way Dewey was able to learn from important scientific discoveries.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 227 Pages (934 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Children and Peace: From Research to Action (Peace Psychology Book Series) by Nikola Balvin (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book brings together discourse on children and peace from the 15th International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, covering issues pertinent to children and peace and approaches to making their world safer, fairer and more sustainable. The book is divided into nine sections that examine traditional themes (social construction and deconstruction of diversity, intergenerational transitions and memories of war, and multiculturalism), as well as contemporary issues such as Europe's "migration ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 419 Pages (5,547 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Agency and Causal Explanation in Economics (Virtues and Economics Book 5) by Peter Róna (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This open access book provides an exploration of the consequences of the ontological differences between natural and social objects (sometimes described as objects of nature and objects of thought) in the workings of causal and agency relationships. One of its important and possibly original conclusions is that causal and agency relationships do not encompass all of the dependent relationships encountered in social life. The idea that social reality is contingent has been known (and largely undisputed) at least since Wittgenstein's ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 186 Pages (544 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 1st, 2020

Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow by Jeremy BOGGESS 4.7 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

In our world today there are monumental and exponential changes occurring. These changes are happening not just in the local, international, and global arenas, but even within ourselves. Looking at ourselves, our governments, our societies, humanity, and the world in general, many questions and concerns may come to mind. Let us explore these, and discuss our responsibilities and the necessary actions that will help guide us into our future. It is important to look beyond isolationism or globalization. There are many different ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 231 Pages (823 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 31st, 2020

The Workplace of the Future: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Precariat and the Death of Hierarchies (Routledge Studies in the Economics of ... by Jon-Arild Johannessen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a global development that shows no signs of slowing down. In his book, The Workplace of the Future: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Precariat and the Death of Hierarchies, Jon-Arild Johannessen sets a chilling vision of how robots and artificial intelligence will completely disrupt and transform working life. The author contests that once the dust has settled from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, workplaces and professions will be unrecognizable and we will see the rise of a new social ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 129 Pages (1,871 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Myths and Legends of China: Study of Chinese Folklore by E. T. C. Werner (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Myths and Legends of China present a detailed and thorough study of China and its history through folklore tales and mythology. It contains numerous myths, folk tales and legends about gods, animals, dragons, from the Fox legends to the Monkey tales, including some obscure folklore. Written from a sociological point of view it reveals a western look at Chinese history and their myths and legends.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 301 Pages (2,027 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Equality under the Constitution: Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment by Judith A. Baer (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents to ensure that each and every person enjoys equal respect and equal rights. Judith Baer maintains, however, that in fact American judicial decisions have consistently denied individuals the form of equality to which they are legally entitled -- that the courts have interpreted constitutional guarantees of equal ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 390 Pages (1,240 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Claire Hilton (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara's book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 283 Pages (4,134 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 30th, 2020

The Place of Devotion: Siting and Experiencing Divinity in Bengal-Vaishnavism (South Asia Across the Disciplines Book 23) by Sukanya Sarbadhikary (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Hindu devotional traditions have long been recognized for their sacred geographies as well as the sensuous aspects of their devotees' experiences. Largely overlooked, however, are the subtle links between these religious expressions. Based on intensive fieldwork conducted among worshippers in Bengal's Navadvip-Mayapur sacred complex, this book ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 302 Pages (8,676 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 29th, 2020

Myths & Legends of Japan: Study of Japanese Folklore (Illustrated Edition) by F. Hadland Davis (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Myths & Legends of Japan is a detailed anthology regarding Japanese folk tales, mythology and legends and it presents a wonderful in-depth look into Japanese culture and their culture's beliefs and history. It is a collection of diverse Japanese folk tales, including a variety of topics from creation myths, stories of gods and goddesses, tales of animal spirits, to legends of the sea and of Mount Fuji, as well as analysis of how these stories relate to Japanese culture.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 341 Pages (8,314 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 29th, 2020

The Christian Mythology: Folklore, Myths & Legends of the Christians by E. B. Leatherbee (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The Christian Mythology is a study on the Christian folklore and how much the heathen rituals influenced the development of a certain version of Christianity in different parts of the world. The goal of the work was to show that the modern religion doesn't offer much new or different from what has been believed in the many epochs of the past. Religious feelings of primitive man were driven by fear and superstition and the various forms of worship predominated in different geographical situations. Christianity, like all primitive or ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 98 Pages (3,584 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 28th, 2020

The Myths of Mexico & Peru: Aztecs and Incas Folklore & Legends by Lewis Spence (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The Myths of Mexico & Peru is a detailed study on the history and mythology of ancient Aztecs and Incas, providing valuable information to allow understanding into the background of Latin American heritage. The book includes tales of the myths of creations, legends of numerous Mesoamerican Gods, such as Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc, Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli, and many other interesting folk tales of the ancient tribes of Mexico and Peru.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 322 Pages (7,477 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 28th, 2020

101 Reasons to Vote against Hillary by Wilson Casey (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

101 REASONS TO VOTE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy is one of the most talked about issues of the 2016 elections. As a former Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State, she continues to be a controversial figure and is larger known as someone who will lead the country with a backhanded agenda of “my way or no way." 101 Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton will help readers understand why Clinton's uncompromising character and experience do not make her a strong presidential candidate, such ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 128 Pages (1,643 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 27th, 2020

Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Book 129) by Marlene Laruelle (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This book, by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, explores the complex nature of Russian nationalism. It examines nationalism as a multilayered and multifaceted repertoire displayed by a myriad of actors. It considers nationalism as various concepts and ideas emphasizing Russia's distinctive national character, based on the country's geography, history, Orthodoxy, and Soviet technological advances. It analyzes the ideologies of Russia's ultra-nationalist and far-right groups, explores the use of nationalism in the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 256 Pages (3,089 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 27th, 2020

This Will Make a Man of You: One Man?s Search for Hemingway and Manhood in a Changing World by Frank Miniter (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

One man's quest to becoming a man that Hemingway would be proud to call un compadre. Ben Franklin. Teddy Roosevelt. John Wayne. Babe Ruth. Ernest Hemingway. Looking to follow in the footsteps of these manly men, Frank Miniter decided to go to the places we all agree still make men. This quest led him across the world and finally to a secret fraternity of men who keep an ultimate rite of passage alive. Following the route of the iconic “Papa" Hemingway from Paris to Pamplona with he found that the answers to what happened to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 188 Pages (689 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, and Feminism by Anna Fields (Arcade) 3.7 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

For fans of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer -- and every other "funny woman" -- comes a candid feminist comedy manifesto exploring the sisterhood between women's comedy and women's liberation. “I'm not funny at all. What I am is brave." —Lucille Ball From female pop culture powerhouses dominating the entertainment landscape to memoirs from today's most vocal feminist comediennes shooting up the bestseller lists, women in comedy have never been more influential. Marking this cultural shift, The Girl in the Show explores how ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 310 Pages (637 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Sincerity in Politics and International Relations (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Book 130) by Sorin Baiasu (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This edited volume examines concepts of sincerity in politics and international relations in order to discuss what we should expect of politicians, within what parameters they should work, and how their decisions and actions could be made consistent with morality. The volume features an international cast of authors who specialize in the topic of sincerity in politics and international relations. Looking at how sincerity bears on political actions, practices, and institutions at national and international level, the introduction ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 221 Pages (888 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Blockchain and Crypto Currency: Building a High Quality Marketplace for Crypto Data (Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific) by Makoto Yano (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book contributes to the creation of a cyber ecosystem supported by blockchain technology in which technology and people can coexist in harmony. Blockchains have shown that trusted records, or ledgers, of permanent data can be stored on the Internet in a decentralized manner. The decentralization of the recording process is expected to significantly economize the cost of transactions. Creating a ledger on data, a blockchain makes it possible to designate the owner of each piece of data, to trade data pieces, and to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 154 Pages (1,094 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Actualizing Human Rights: Global Inequality, Future People, and Motivation (Routledge Studies in Human Rights) by Jos Philips (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This book argues that ultimately human rights can be actualized, in two senses. By answering important challenges to them, the real-world relevance of human rights can be brought out; and people worldwide can be motivated as needed for realizing human rights. Taking a perspective from moral and political philosophy, the book focuses on two challenges to human rights that have until now received little attention, but that need to be addressed if human rights are to remain plausible as a global ideal. Firstly, the challenge of global ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 142 Pages (4,162 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Searching for Annabel Chong: Demystifying the Legend of Singapore's Most Famous Pornstar! by Gerrie Lim (Skyhorse) 2.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Back in January 1995 in Los Angeles, California, a Singaporean pornstar named Annabel Chong took cultural rebellion to an extreme, on terms that had never been negotiated before. She was filmed having sex with a long receiving line of men, servicing them 251 times over a ten-hour period to set a new world record: The World's Biggest Gangbang. Now bestselling author Gerrie Lim, Annabel's longtime friend and confidant, revisits those events and reexamines those scenarios to shed new light on her legend, to discover why such an ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 225 Pages (2,606 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign by Lloyd Constantine (Skyhorse) 2.9 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

The March 10, 2008, disclosure that Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized prostitutes from the Emperors Club VIP sex ring shocked New Yorkers and his admirers around the world, who had celebrated Spitzer as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" and a likely future U.S. president. Ironically, one man's disillusionment with Spitzer had begun to disappear fifteen hours earlier, when Spitzer confessed what the rest of the world would soon learn in a media storm of unprecedented intensity. For Lloyd Constantine, Spitzer's senior advisor and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 321 Pages (720 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Alger Hiss: Framed: A New Look at the Case That Made Nixon Famous by Joan Brady (Arcade) 2.8 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

A clear-eyed investigation into what is probably the biggest, longest cover-up in American history. As a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Richard Nixon led the investigations that first drew attention to Alger Hiss and his purported ties to the Soviet regime. These investigations eventually led to the discovery of "proof" that Hiss was a mole in the State Department and precipitated a trial that would eventually ruin him and propel Nixon to the Presidency. But what if the "proof" that eventually led to Hiss's ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 424 Pages (885 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Advanced Survival: A Guide to the Self-Reliance Revolution by James C. Jones (Skyhorse) 2.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

While self-reliance is often treated simply as a form of higher level survival preparedness, it is different in both psychology and execution. Preparing and surviving imply a threat to life that must be endured in order to recover and rebuild as life was before the event. While prepping is certainly key to getting through the serious threats of the twenty-first century, it will only get you so far. True self-reliance depends on making it through whatever obstacle you face, but also takes you to an improved place once the crisis has ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 210 Pages (32,150 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918: An Account of Its Ravages in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and the Efforts Made to Combat and Subdue It (1920) by Oscar Jewell Harvey (Cedro Classics) 3.4 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Early in September, 1918, the United States was invaded by a scourge of highly infectious and fatal disease, which spread with rapidity throughout the country, eventually infecting 500 million people worldwide, or about 27% of the world population, killing anywhere from 17 million to as many as 100 million, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in human history. Known as Spanish Influenza, it was pandemic in its nature. No one seemed to know much about the disease or its treatment, and medical science and public health agencies ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 70 Pages (721 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! by Jesse Ventura (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (126 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national bestsellers. Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! is the story of his controversial gubernatorial years and his life since deciding not to seek a second term as governor in 2002. Written with award-winning author Dick Russell at a secluded location on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Ventura's bestselling book reveals for the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 321 Pages (1,854 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age by David M. Levy (Arcade) 3.1 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

We are surrounded by documents of all kinds, from receipts to letters, business memos to books, yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as out reading and writing habits are being questioned and transformed by new technologies ad practices. What is the future of the book? Is paper about to disappear? With the Internet and World Wide Web, what will happen to libraries, copyright and education? Starting with a simple deli lunch receipt, SCROLLING FORWARD ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 244 Pages (1,425 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide: How to Live Through Any Catastrophe by Len McDougall (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The world is changing before our very eyes. Today we deal with serious social, political, economic, and environmental issues that affect our everyday lives. With this change we must adapt, and by adapt we mean be prepared to survive when things go south and society crumbles. Len McDougall has spent his entire life—almost sixty years—learning the nuts and bolts of staying alive under adverse conditions. And now more than ever will we need to take his lessons seriously, as understanding what to expect and how to adapt will increase ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 370 Pages (21,783 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Real News: An Investigative Reporter Uncovers the Foundations of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy by Scott Stedman (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (28 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

Documented Evidence of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Investigative reporter Scott Stedman has made waves worldwide with his hard-hitting investigative journalism, going as far as anyone has to uncover the deep roots of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy. His research has been cited by the Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, CNN, McClatchy, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, and Vice, and has even helped guide Congress's investigations. Real News collects, for the first time in print, Stedman's eye-opening research into and evidence of every level of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 216 Pages (5,600 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (218 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

A new edition of the seminal text by the father of modern economics. First published in 1919, John Maynard Keynes's The Economic Consequences of the Peace created immediate controversy. Keynes was a firsthand witness to the negotiations of the Paris Peace Conference, as an official representative of the British Treasury, and he simultaneously sat as deputy for the chancellor of the Exchequer on the Supreme Economic Council. In these roles, he was able to perceive with great clarity the tenor and perspective that would come to shape ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 107 Pages (858 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Kellyanne Conway Technique: Perfecting the Ancient Art of Delivering Half-Truths, Fake News, and Obfuscation—With a Smile by Jarret Berenstein (Racehorse) 4.6 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The only thing Americans want to read more than Trump's tax returns. Constantly late to work? Caught cheating on your spouse again? Can't stop tweeting unhinged rants against your political enemies at three in the morning? Then The Kellyanne Conway Technique is the book you need. Preeminent spin expert and University of Phoenix Online alumnus, Jarret Berenstein, brings you the world's only comprehensive analysis of the tricks, distractions, and outright lies utilized daily by White House advisor Kellyanne Conway and distills her ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 178 Pages (1,424 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Booking and Tour Management for the Performing Arts by Rena Shagan (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This third edition of Booking and Tour Management for the Performing Arts has been updated to include information about the revolutionary new ways that performers, managers, and presenters are using the Internet to transform the business of booking live performing events. Special chapters by outside experts provide in-depth information about what presenters need from artists, the technical aspects of touring, the unique demands of touring abroad, and touring through the eyes of the artist. The book includes a Tour Manager's Resource ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 288 Pages (3,096 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Success (Women in Power) by Rebecca Gibian (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Understanding and applying the wisdom of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women's rights movement, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become one of the most prominent political leaders of today. To complement her judicial significance, she has also become one of the most culturally popular political figures in US history. Not only has her workout routine gone viral (and been detailed in a book by her trainer), but RBG's story has been featured in ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 235 Pages (1,592 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The DOJ Investigation of the Chicago Police Department: The Complete Report by The United States Department of Justice by U.S. Department of Justice (Racehorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

"Perhaps the most damning, sweeping critique ever of the Chicago Police Department." -- Chicago Tribune Chicago, 2016. In a time of civil unrest in America, when racism, brutality, and division have taken prominent places in the daily news, the federal government conducted an investigation into the affairs of the Chicago Police Department. It is only one of many instances where the federal government has issued investigations of law enforcement across the nation before President Obama's term expired. In a searing report, the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 224 Pages (1,370 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Meet the Candidates 2020: Elizabeth Warren: A Voter's Guide by Scott Dworkin (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Get informed about the campaign issues and policies of Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, the populist, progressive, definitively capitalist senator from Massachusetts. Meet the Candidates 2020: Elizabeth Warren: A Voter's Guide will help you decide quickly if Warren deserves your vote for the Democratic nomination and to take on Donald Trump for president of the United States. Warren's strong economic background sets her apart; the senator from Massachusetts defines herself as a capitalist first and seeks to make capitalism ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 146 Pages (6,375 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

What Will Happen to Me: Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri by Howard Zehr (Good Books) 4.6 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison? This book brings together photographic portraits of 30 children whose parents are incarcerated, along with their thoughts and reflections, in their own words. As Taylor says, "I want other kids to know that, even though your parents are locked up, they're not bad people. "And I want them to know that we'll get through it. As long as we have someone there to help us, we can get through it. It makes you stronger." The material in "What Will Happen to Me?" has been gathered and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 94 Pages (6,388 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest by Christopher Phillips (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Weaving together philosophy, social science and neuroscience research, personal anecdotes and dialogues, The Philosophy of Childing takes a radically different approach to the traditional boundaries between childhood and adulthood to reveal how rather than lapse into adulthood, we can achieve what the Greeks arete—all-around excellence—when we look to children and youth as a lodestar for our development. Childhood is our primary launching pad, a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when we gain the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 244 Pages (1,263 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020