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Stoicism: Stoic Meditations by Mark P. Smith Price verified 55 minutes ago

This book looks at meditation as a way to calm the mind and attain a sense of inner peace, and it is the only effective long-term method that has proven to have real benefits, and to be able to free your mind from the worries and mental stress and anguish that the challenges you have in your life may bring. The worries will be there of course, but being able to meditate gives you control over the way you feel instead of letting the emotions run your life. The Stoic life like that is completely attainable, and it is among the many reasons why people all over the world have turned to Stoic meditation for the betterment of their health and wellbeing, mind, body and soul.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 72 Pages (1,103 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia by Nicole Myers Turner (The University of North Carolina Press) Price verified 6 hours ago

That churches are one of the most important cornerstones of black political organization is a commonplace. In this history of African American Protestantism and American politics at the end of the Civil War, Nicole Myers Turner challenges the idea of black churches as having always been politically engaged. Using local archives, church and convention minutes, and innovative Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, Turner reveals how freedpeople in Virginia adapted strategies for pursuing the freedom of their souls to worship as they saw fit -- and to participate in society completely in the evolving landscape of emancipation. Freedpeople, for both evangelical and electoral reasons, were well aware of the significance of the physical territory they occupied, and they sought to organize the geographies that they could in favor of their religious and political agendas at the outset of Reconstruction. As emancipation included opportunities to purchase properties, establish black ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 232 Pages (17,056 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

The Way of Initiation or, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds by Rudolf Steiner (Occult Classics) 4.3 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Rudolf Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist. His philosophical work, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being. In The Way of Initiation, Steiner details the exercises and moral qualities to be cultivated on the path to a conscious experience of 'supersensible' realities. His short but powerful book is intended as a guide for achieving spiritual vision.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 72 Pages (407 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Tectonics: A Layman's Guide to Everything Wrong With the World by George Rypslier 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Right now across the globe the news cycle is filled with stories of governmental corruption, revolt and the reemergence of Neo-fascism. After those headlines are the debates on propaganda, social media and tribalism new and old. This book touches them all. This a examination for the here and now. Dissecting everything from the motives of government to the motives of our subconscious and how they play off of each other. This book is an effort to make all of the noise make a little more sense. Human history mirrors the slow incremental movements of the earth which itself is periodically disrupted by sudden upheaval. Grab your dictionary and a glass of whisky for within these pages is a crash course on what the world actually is and where it really needs to be. This is a modern examination of government, religion, culture and the economy, where it all goes wrong, and how we can get it right.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 203 Pages (1,277 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Any angel has the right to live twice: The evolution of Marilyn Monroe soul. 2 serial book. by Dr. Marilyn Monroe 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

54 years passed since Marilyn Monroe died. A secretive contract was drawn around her murder You will never attain what is within. For Marilyn 90 birthday on 1 June 2016. The renowned Research Dr. Bruce Goldberg. Specialize in past life regression hypnotherapy. Appeared on Oprah, Regis, Jerry Springer, Montel, CNN, CBS News, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC, The Washington Post, Time. Los Angeles Times. He discovered Marilyn is alive once more. Her secretive sensational Paranormal mind blowing Knowledge, reveal everything you need to know, what is hiding inside of her Pandora- box mysterious murder. She will strip your mind as the ultimate - Goddess sex symbol can. From all Your internal fears and protections. Help you discover your Inner child - self - identity. Take care you will not get lost in the wilderness, as she did at the 5 August 1962 the day Marilyn was murdered. Her miracle comeback, will shake you and help you reborn again. Fly high above all your hidden sub conscience fears from the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 136 Pages (40,687 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

SHEEP HERDERS WOLVES: WHY WE ARE WHERE WE ARE: A MODERN AMERICAN FABLE by Scott Paradis (Cornerstone Achievements) 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

At a bar with college friends celebrating the end of the fall term, Jeff hears José declare, "Society operates by two mandates: Might Makes Right, and the Many Serve the Few... " Troubled by those assertions Jeff questions, "What are you saying, José? That we're not a country governed by laws, offering equal opportunity for all?" "That's exactly what I'm saying my good man," José responds. "Throughout all of human history, the masses have served the few. The peasants have always served the powerful - those bold enough to seize power. Times haven't changed. Human nature hasn't changed. That we acquire debt and shackle ourselves in servitude is not by happenstance. The system always evolves to ensure the many serve the few. We just happen to be the many." Home for winter break, Jeff discusses José assertions with his grandfather, Papa. Over a cribbage match Papa shares an illuminating tale of creation: SHEEP, HERDERS, WOLVES to explain why we are where we are and who really ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 110 Pages (4,713 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Cantina Confidential by Rafaela Castro 3.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

In this historical chronicle by Rafaela G. Castro, one family becomes entangled in the scandals and secrets of a small migrant town. In the 1940s, a young couple, Jose Luis and Blanca, start their married lives in the fictional California village of Suntown in the San Joaquin Valley. However, external forces and a personal mistake lead to a tragic incident. Decades later, Blanca's daughter, Luz, stumbles across a photograph and a mysterious letter to her mother that hints at a closely guarded secret and signed by a person known only as "D. S." Determined to learn the truth about her mother's relationship to this man, Luz journeys to the San Joaquin Valley to find him. In the process she discovers the rich, untold history of the struggle of migrant laborers to survive, live, and love in 1940s Central California. Castro's work depicts a vivid portrait of migrant life and bracero culture. Any student of California history and Chicano studies will find her work an invaluable and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 229 Pages (767 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

The New School of Economics: The Platform and Theory Behind the New Physiocrats by Philip Allan 4.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Meet the economic architects behind the world's most exciting political movement, and gain insight into their platform. "Philip Allan masterfully and clearly describes key economic issues faced by modern societies, and offers pragmatic, well-researched policy solutions... " Policymakers, informed voters, and those who need to know what the future holds for their country, must read this book. The New School of Economics discusses a future in which incomes can be raised dramatically through elegant policy solutions, and was published before other attempts at such a comprehensive platform were made (such as Andrew Yang's platform and publication). Ahead of its time, and with predictive potential, The New School of Economics will inspire voters and policymakers to build a liberating future we can be proud of. The New Physiocratic League is a political-economic framework, movement, and certification body, which has finally managed to reconcile the concerns of the full political spectrum ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 135 Pages (6,109 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Utopia Found: A Blueprint for Spiritual Renaissance and World Peace by Troy Reicherter 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

If we are to save the planet, we need to think outside the box like never before. Utopia Found rises to meet this epic challenge. It is unlike anything ever written: a journey through the whole of the human experience in search of those special elements of culture that, collectively, have the power to save us. This book offers a brand new paradigm for living peacefully and sustainably on earth. The five sections of the book are: 1. Science and the Search for Truth in the West Explains how the scientific tradition grew from the search for spiritual truth, and explores our basic misconceptions about it. 2. Toward a Multidimensional Understanding of the Universe Explains the inherent limitations of scientific understandings, and provides evidence for metaphysical realities. 3. Jesus Christ and the Worldwide Traditions of Yoga Explains how the life and teachings of Christ can be understood in a larger spiritual context. 4. A Unified Spiritual Culture Compares the similarity ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 465 Pages (1,424 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Any angel has the right to live twice: The organized crime murder of Marilyn Monroe. 4 serial book by Dr. Marilyn Monroe 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

54 years passed since Marilyn Monroe died. A secretive contract was drawn around her murder You will never attain what is within. For Marilyn 90 birthday on 1 June 2016. The renowned Research Dr. Bruce Goldberg. Specialize in past life regression hypnotherapy. Appeared on Oprah, Regis, Jerry Springer, Montel, CNN, CBS News, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC, The Washington Post, Time. Los Angeles Times. He discovered Marilyn is alive once more. Her secretive sensational Paranormal mind blowing Knowledge, reveal everything you need to know, what is hiding inside of her Pandora- box mysterious murder. She will strip your mind as the ultimate - Goddess sex symbol can. From all Your internal fears and protections. Help you discover your Inner child - self - identity. Take care you will not get lost in the wilderness, as she did at the 5 August 1962 the day Marilyn was murdered. Her miracle comeback, will shake you and help you reborn again. Fly high above all your hidden sub conscience fears from the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 140 Pages (53,367 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Architecture of a Technodemocracy: How Technology and Democracy Can Revolutionize Governments, Empower the 100%, and End the 1% System by Jason M. Hanania (technodemocracy.us) 4.4 Stars (77 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The world is primed for radical changes in government where each of us has an equal voice and all are held accountable. In Architecture of a Technodemocracy, Hanania provides a detailed blueprint on how to leverage current government processes, communications systems, and blockchain security to take the next step in the evolution of human government. By harnessing technology that already exists, we can nonviolently reshape our respective governments. The cooperation of modern politicians is not a requirement. A technodemocracy can be created without spending any tax dollars, passing any new laws, or otherwise turning to career politicians for leadership. Like Bitcoin, technodemocracy uses readily available technologies to decentralize power from the 1% to the 100%. Its principles can be applied to any nation. Despite being drafted more than 200 years ago, the Constitution enables a U.S. technodemocratic republic. No nation in history has ever had such an absolute straightaway to a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 436 Pages (3,942 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 1st, 2020

Exploring Wisdom (Exploring a Good Life, Wisdom and the Mind Book 2) by Gary W. Cross 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Wisdom is the way to a good life. The wiser we are, the more likely we, and those we affect, will have a good life. But what is wisdom? What does it mean to be wise? What stops us from being wiser? How we can increase our wisdom? In 'Exploring Wisdom', we seek to better understand wisdom and the way to increase our wisdom. We identify the problems that make it difficult for us to increase our wisdom. We develop strategies we can use to help us overcome these problems and thus help us be wiser more often, and thus, help us to achieve a better life for ourselves and those we affect. This book is part of the series 'Exploring a Good Life, Wisdom and the Mind'. Other books in the series include: 'Exploring a Way to a Good Life' 'The Way of Sophia circa 2020' 'Exploring the Mind - Discovering Humps and How they shape us' 'Exploring Wisdom with Humps in Mind' 'Exploring a Good Life with Humps in Mind' 'The Way of Sophia with Humps in Mind'

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 228 Pages (3,679 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

Healthy Minds in the Twentieth Century: In and Beyond the Asylum (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Steven J. Taylor (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 15 hours ago

This open access edited collection contributes a new dimension to the study of mental health and psychiatry in the twentieth century. It takes the present literature beyond the 'asylum and after' paradigm to explore the multitude of spaces that have been permeated by concerns about mental well-being and illness. The chapters in this volume consciously attempt to break down institutional walls and consider mental health through the lenses of institutions, policy, nomenclature, art, lived experience, and popular culture. The book adopts an international scope covering the historical experiences of Britain, Ireland, and North America. In accordance with this broad approach, contributions to the volume span academic fields such as history, arts, literary studies, sociology, and psychology, mirroring the diversity of the subject matter. This book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 274 Pages (4,396 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

Americana A Civics Handbook: Second Edition by Mary B. Mackley (Craven Gap Publishing) 4.3 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Learn the foundations of our Nation. All ages will enjoy this book from the 5th grade up through adult years. It is a handy resource for first time learning or for a review or reference. The book focuses on the early years of America but there is so much more historical information, facts and trivia included. There is an easy to follow chronology describing Colonial times and the Revolutionary War era, leading up to the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. You will have your own copy of these historical documents. Also included is information about the Presidents, First Ladies, the Original Thirteen Colonies, Three Branches of Government, the Fifty States, National Symbols, Electoral College and more. The U.S. Citizenship Test of 100 questions is newly included, and is excellent for civics studies as well an an aid to citizenship studies. There is a special note on the National Parks... their history and how they preserve our American heritage. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 298 Pages (115,156 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

Roughly Polished: If You Knew Better, You’d do better by P.S Banks (Happy Self Publishing) 4.6 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Talib is a regular guy, who's not your average guy. A heart-broken heart-breaker and seeker on a quest to make sense of the ambiguousness of life and authenticity. His playful observance and at times precarious entanglement with friends, lovers, associates and acquaintances past and present reveal to him the degree to which every choice echoes. One a comically ill-fated couples trip to Chicago with his girlfriend Helena and friends, Bryce and Aryanna, erupts in furniture-shaking squabbles, spilled liquor and sleeping in hotel lobbies. Talib is rudely awakened to the reality that love and honesty cannot be given in earnest to anyone else until you give them to yourself. If he knew better, he'd do better. Talib's learning and he wants to remind you that no matter how much smut and coal is caked inside each of us, there are jewels and gems to excavate.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 106 Pages (4,600 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

CBD Billionaire: A Modern Parable by Melissa Balin 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

CBD Billionaire is a modern parable reminding us to "Take Care of Every Thing You Touch" and "Make The Most Of Every Opportunity". The tale follows a young woman exploring what she might be able to do with money that would help those around her whether she knew them or not and how to make the world a better place, Along her often unbelievable (yet real-life) five year long journey of "Money Abstinence", Balin met many interesting people with colorful solutions and opinions concerning what it really means to be "a burden on society" when it comes to money and currency and value and resources and Fair Trade; as well as the subtle differences between ownership and possession. The Tale of the CBD Billionaire is a modern parable of Melissa Balin's journey #GivingUpGivingUpMoney and some of the priceless lessons she learned along the way. CBD Billionaire is Melissa Balin's first digital book, and she hopes it will help to raise a million dollars and feed a million people worldwide.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 5 Pages (1,679 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

Where Are the Spooky Books? How to Genrefy Your Library: Weeding, Moving, and Genrefying by Brenda DeHaan (Jahva Bear Publishing) 4.1 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Are you wondering if you should genrefy your library and what's the easiest way to do it? Do you need to move your library because of getting new flooring, remodeling, or getting a new space? Do you need some guidelines as to which books you should weed? This book will help answer those questions. After hearing "Where are the spooky books?" countless times over the years, the author genrefied her library. Now the beloved spooky books are in one spot, including supernatural fiction and nonfiction shelved together. All sorts of genres and subjects were reorganized in an easily accessible manner. Patrons can quickly find what they'd like to read. Shelving is faster also. Best of all, books that had been overlooked for years suddenly started circulating. In addition to explanations of how an elementary and a secondary library each arranged by the Dewey Decimal System became one genrefied K-12 library, many photographs document the process. The new library is a hybrid system of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 104 Pages (13,186 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

Keep It Social Savvy: ee book by Melissa Balin 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

In 2019 and beyond, if you start any kind of endeavor without giving thought to how people can find you online and off, as well as how you can monetize whatever your social media strategy may be... then you are not monetizing whatever your social media strategy may be. Equally important to making money is not losing money. Some people underestimate how lack of "SocialSavvy-ness" can actually cost them, when it comes to what type of social media content they are sharing and where. How can you use social media to find common ground and strategic partnerships in alignment with your own messaging? How can you get loyal supporters and avoid boycotts & "cancel elations" and what are the best ways to avoid or stir up controversy? What can you share daily, weekly and monthly with consistency that will add value and enjoyment without creating (too much) additional work or stress to your existing workflow? Do you use social media to keep in touch with friends and family and/or to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 39 Pages (1,581 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.2 Stars (218 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ? Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. Méric Casaubon's famous 1634 translation of Meditations was the first English version of the Stoic masterwork to be reprinted many times because of its widespread popularity. The Shakespearean language has been called difficult by modern standards but the poetic Elizabethan prose greatly enhances this deeply spiritual work. Aurelius is no less eloquent or articulate than in later versions and the power of his thoughts and ideas are beautifully conveyed.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 117 Pages (527 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 31st, 2020

Time Bomb: How the Aging Population Will Transform Our World and Why We Must Act Before It's Too Late by Mark Adler 3.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

Time Bomb by Mark Adler is an in-depth and fascinating account of how the aging population will transform our world and why we must act before it's too late. Adler outlines the crisis looming in our future and why we can no longer put off the aging issue. This is an articulate, entertaining and meaning but book about on of the most critical and urgent issues of our time. Adler clearly and concisely explains what, why and how the aging population has defined our history will influence our future.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 137 Pages (1,562 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 30th, 2020

The Mafia Philosopher: Two Tonys by Shaun Attwood (Gadfly Press) 4.3 Stars (99 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

"A fast-paced true-crime memoir with all of the action of Goodfellas" - UNILAD "Sopranos v Sons of Anarchy with an Alaskan-snow backdrop" - True Geordie Podcast Breaking bones, burying bodies and planting bombs became second nature to Two Tonys while working for the Bonanno Crime Family, whose exploits inspired The Godfather. After a dispute with an outlaw motorcycle club, Two Tonys left a trail of corpses from Arizona to Alaska. On the run, he was pursued by bikers and a neo-Nazi gang blood-thirsty for revenge, while a homicide detective launched a nationwide manhunt. As the mist from his smoking gun fades, readers are left with an unexpected portrait of a stoic philosopher with a wealth of charm, a glorious turn of phrase and a fanatical devotion to his daughter.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 249 Pages (1,110 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 30th, 2020

The Sanctum by Pamela King Cable (Firefly Southern Fiction) 4.8 Stars (109 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

"Pamela King Cable has created an unforgettable heroine in Neeley McPherson, a remarkable young woman of such courage and spunk that she dares to stand against unspeakable abuse and injustice not only for herself but also for her beloved caretaker, Gideon. Fleeing a horrendous life, Neeley discovers the true meaning of family, forgiveness, and love in a wolf sanctuary, which becomes a central metaphor for the difficult journey we all must undertake to find our way home. Thoroughly enjoyable book!" ~ Cassandra King Conroy (Pat's wife) - Bestselling author of Moonrise, The Same Sweet Girls, and The Sunday Wife" This inspirational tale thrills with a tight plot, lyrical scene descriptions, and complex characters. Pamela Cable leaves readers aching for more." ~ Julie Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author. "I would compare The Sanctum to Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Set in the deep south during the Civil Rights Era, this book tackles such issues as racial discrimination and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 332 Pages (894 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 30th, 2020

Drive Your Destiny: The simplest steps to have no-disease, joyful living and achieve anything you want by Quang Do 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

How to unlock the Power of MEDICINE BUDDHA PRACTICE to cure all diseases, relieve sufferings, and get anything you want? Feel helpless and trapped by circumstances beyond your control, and no matter how hard you struggle, things never seem to go your way? We are all born into certain circumstances, poverty or wealth. We have no POWER TO CHANGE these things... or do we? Do you need power to protect yourself and your family from all dangers, wars, accidents, natural disasters, and other outside terrifying forces? Fortunately, this POWERFUL Book "Drive your destiny: The simplest steps to have no-disease, joyful living and achieve anything you want" will provide you the shortest way to get what you need for your life. This book will REVEAL: ?The root of all your sufferings, and how to RELIEVE all your anxieties, sufferings, and burdens. ?How to be HAPPY and SUCCESSFUL. ?How to have GOOD RELATIONSHIPS. ?The SECRET POWER that protects yourself and your family from all dangers and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 87 Pages (1,945 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 30th, 2020

WALLS: Why Racism and Sexism don't matter...as much by Josh Nsangi (RB Publishers) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

WALLS: Why Racism and Sexism don't matter... As Much "Are our political leaders the only ones significantly shaping the course taken by our post-modern civilizations? Now, more than ever, the notion of "puppet leaders", although extreme, and somewhat inaccurate, is often the go-to concept, for the frustrated working-class person, who not only lost his/her job but likewise their life-long savings, in an economic crash, of which, little responsibility was theirs in bringing about. In Walls, although the author alludes to elite-rule, both political and socioeconomic in kind, he shies away from economic and financial jargon for his explanations, instead relying on anthropological, historical and sociological approaches. The book attempts to illustrate that the frictions within factions in society, between whites and non-whites, men and women, are resultant from wealth disparities within the society, or rather, that, it boils down to jealousy on one side and greed on the other. Thus, the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 217 Pages (2,014 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 30th, 2020

Is Life One Big Goodbye: Homeless Woman's Survival Story by Rose Lamatt 4.4 Stars (38 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

I blend into the walls, like other women: faceless, no expression -- a dead look. I've lost my identity, my individuality. I no longer know myself. The other women are young, Black, Hispanic, few White, like me. If there's a 'me' underneath this faceless disguise that has attached itself to my body, I want it to leave, now! After having been married with children, colonial home, belonging to golf country clubs, and divorce, at age 68, after surgery and medical bills, I had no other choice but to sign myself into a Homeless Shelter. About Author: Rose Lamatt was born on Long Island, NY, daughter of an emigrant Italian father and a mother from South Philly. She married, raised a family and lived on Long Island until moving to Florida in1985. She always had a passion for writing. Over the years she has learned that life can change in the blink of eye; and because of several "blinks", her passion came out. She writes of her past with great respect and has learned that by giving of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 412 Pages (893 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 30th, 2020

Make Way for You: Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way by Tony Ortiz 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

You are all the self-help that you need! That's right, you're powerful beyond belief and simply need to realize it. I won't say that this book will instantly unlock all of your mental shackles... that's way too much responsibility for me. But it will surely help you find the keys. You have to be the one to decide to use them or not. Free-Writing is the cathartic release that comes with writing in a flow state. When you're in the zone, jotting down everything and anything that comes to mind. You'll be surprised how insightful this practice could be. This is the first volume in a collection of freely written thoughts that helped me get through some of my own personal barriers and bullshit. My hope is that they can help you in a similar way. Let's get to a place where we can substitute the mysticism with hard work, and start taking steps in the general direction of our dreams. Here's to all of those dormant creators out there...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 95 Pages (576 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 30th, 2020

Neuroplasticity and the Default Mind: How to Shape Your Plastic Brain by Forming New Connections to Automatically Get Positive Results, Success and ... by Sage Wilcox (Find Your Way Publishing, Inc.) 4.2 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Self-Help, Inspiration, Reference Why Is Brain Plasticity So Important? New research shows that you can reprogram your own brain and obtain goals you never thought possible! You have the ability to, literally, rewire your brain. Your brain is adaptable, and you can change it yourself, and anyone can do it! Psychologists say that approximately 95% of our lives are controlled by our subconscious mind. On average, we have about 65,000 thoughts a day. About 75 - 90% of those thoughts are coming to you from your default mind. On auto-pilot, so to speak, coming from learned behaviors, experiences, and even our circumstances and environment. You are constantly rewiring your brain, all the time, anyway. Why not be deliberate? Why not learn how to use this new research to your advantage? Come along! You'll be glad you did! With this book: ? You'll learn how to use Neuroplasticity for yourself! ? You'll begin to see the many rewards that come from rewiring and strengthening your neural ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 131 Pages (1,350 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Anna Lillios (University Press of Florida) 2.9 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

"In this fascinating and insightful book, Anna Lillios deepens our understanding of the complexity of the friendship between two of America's most beloved Southern female writers."--Virginia L. Moylan, author of Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade One of the twentieth century's most intriguing and complicated literary friendships was that between Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. In death, their reputations have reversed, but in the early 1940s Rawlings had already achieved wild success with her best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Yearling, while Hurston had published Their Eyes Were Watching God to unfavorable critical reviews. When they met, both were at the height of their literary powers. Hurston appears to have sought out Rawlings as a writer who could understand her talent and as a potential patron and champion. Rawlings did become an advocate for Hurston, and by all accounts a warm friendship developed between the two. Yet at every turn, Rawlings's ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 229 Pages (1,446 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

21 BIG IDEAS: From Recessions to Russians by S. I. Wells (Stay Thirsty Press, An Imprint of Stay Thirsty Publishing, A Division of Stay Thirsty Media, Inc.) 1.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

THE MOST STIMULATING BOOK OF LIBERAL IDEAS YOU WILL READ THIS YEAR. CONSERVATIVES NEED NOT APPLY. Rational thought amidst the chaos. 21 Big Ideas that are relevant, serious and timely: The Coming Economic Crisis; Eight Ideas for the Presidential Race; Loss of Privacy; Transparency and the Congressman; Who Owns America; and, Vladimir Putin, and more, because America finds itself at a moment that requires big ideas to confront its big problems. S. I. Wells, senior columnist for the global Stay Thirsty Magazine, presents 21 critical topics in ways not commonly thought about today. Amazon #1 New Release in Political Freedom and in Commerce (August 2018) ABOUT THE AUTHOR S. I. Wells has worked in foreign diplomacy, public broadcasting, the Federal court system and public health. He is a senior columnist for Stay Thirsty Magazine.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 88 Pages (863 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

The Way of Sophia circa 2017 by Gary W. Cross Price verified 13 hours ago

Sophia is the embodiment of wisdom. In Sophia rests all that we deem wisdom is. In this book, we learn the Way of Sophia: : The destination that she helps us to reach : Her directions : The problems Sophia identifies that make it difficult for us to follow her directions : Her strategies that will help us to cope with the problems and thus reach her destination. ----------------------------------------------------------- This book is part of the series 'Exploring a Good life' in which we explore what it means to have a good life and how to achieve it. Other books in the series include: 'Exploring a Way to a Good Life' 'Exploring Wisdom' 'The Way of Sophia' is both an overview of, and a gateway to, the other books in the series.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 71 Pages (410 KB)
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Exploring the Mind: Discovering Humps and How they shape us by Gary W. Cross Price verified 13 hours ago

The mind is perhaps the most complex thing in the universe. Use it well and we can be wise, and help make a good life for our self and those around us. Use it poorly and... Yet we spend little time, if any, trying to understand our mind and how to better use it. In this book, we explore the mind, so that we may better understand it, and thus better use it. Explorations are offered throughout the book to help you, the reader, to explore the mind yourself. When you explore something yourself (rather than just read the results of others' explorations) your understanding will be much deeper, you will better remember what has been explored, and most importantly, you will be more likely to utilize the knowledge that you gain - in this case, to better use your mind and to have a better life. In the initial explorations, you will discover what features you have in your mind. Importantly, we are not exploring the physical features of our brains (such as neurons, the cortex, thalamus, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 362 Pages (4,174 KB)
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The Way of Sophia with Humps in Mind by Gary W. Cross Price verified 13 hours ago

Sophia is the embodiment of wisdom. In Sophia rests all that we deem wisdom is. In this book, we use our knowledge of the mind, in particular our knowledge of humps, to help us to better understand the Way of Sophia: : The destination that she helps us to reach : Her directions : The problems Sophia identifies that make it difficult for us : Her strategies that will help us to cope with the problems. ---------------------------------------------- This book is part of the series 'With Humps in Mind'. The basic premise of this series is that the better we understand our own mind, the better we will use our mind, the wiser we will be, and thus the better life we, and those around us, will have. Other books in the series include: 'Exploring the Mind - Discovering Humps and How they shape us' 'Exploring a Good Life with Humps in Mind' 'Exploring Wisdom with Humps in Mind' 'The Way of Sophia' is both an overview of, and a gateway to, the other books in the series.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 82 Pages (419 KB)
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Exploring a Good Life with Humps in Mind by Gary W. Cross Price verified 13 hours ago

We all seek a good life for ourselves, but even more so, for our children and grandchildren. But what is a good life? What stops us from having a good life? And how can we achieve a good life, or at least a better life? In this book, we use our knowledge of the mind, in particular our knowledge about humps, to help us to better understand what a good life is, and how to better achieve a good life (or at least have a better life). Importantly, this book won't (and can't) tell you what your specific directions to a good life are. However, this book does offer help for you to determine your own specific directions (which depends on your specific humps and the specific humps of those around you). If we don't know and follow our own directions, then we are following others' directions. This book is part of the series 'With Humps in Mind'. The basic premise of this series is that the better we understand our own mind, the better we will use our mind, the wiser we will be, and the better ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 346 Pages (1,728 KB)
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Exploring Wisdom with Humps in Mind by Gary W. Cross Price verified 13 hours ago

This book is part of the series 'With Humps in Mind'. The basic premise of this series is that the better we understand our own mind, the better we will use our mind, the wiser we will be, and thus the better life we, and those around us, will have. In this book, we use our knowledge of the mind, in particular our knowledge about humps, to help us to better understand: : What wisdom is. : What the directions to increased wisdom are. : What the problems are that stop us from being wise. : What strategies can help us to successfully overcome the problems and to successfully follow our directions to increased wisdom. Importantly, this book won't (and can't) tell you your specific directions to increased wisdom. However, this book does offer help for you to determine your own specific directions (which depends on your specific humps and the specific humps of those around you). If we don't follow our own directions, then we are following others' directions or perhaps just going around in ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 293 Pages (2,652 KB)
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CLASS OF 1957: Nostalgia and experiences 1942-1969 by Rob humphreys (Silver Tabbies Publishing) 4.3 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Nostalgia And Experiences from 1942 to 1969 If you lived through those times it will hopefully revive old memories. This book covers childhood and schooldays, then continues into the world of work in 1957, and the Rock'n'Roll years and my love of that music. In my twenties I grew restless and worked at a holiday camp before moving to a Swinging London until the end of the 60s. The book touches on the following (and much more): Sweet rationing/Playing in the street/School playground crazes/Festival of Britain/Comics and catapults/The Goon Show and other radio programmes/Canvey Island floods/Holidays at Butlins/Failing the 11 plus/Skiffle and Rock'n'Roll/First job in London/Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran and other Rock'n'Roll shows/Coffee Bars in Soho/Dagenham train crash/ Visiting Pen friend in France/Holiday camp work and apple picking/On the dole in the North of England /Bedsits in London/Stones in the Park, Dylan at the Isle of Wight and plans to see the world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Exploring the Way of Epictetus: His destination, directions and strategies by Gary W. Cross Price verified 13 hours ago

Epictetus, a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived 1900 years ago, suggested that we all seek to be calm, free and have our desires met. This book explores Epictetus' way to achieving these - including the problems that Epictetus identifies as the reasons for us not achieving these; the directions that Epictetus offers to help us to achieve these; and finally, the strategies that Epictetus offers to help us to overcome the problems, to successfully follow his directions and ultimately to be calm, free and have our desires satisfied. Quotations are new translations from the Greek texts available today. All key words are linked to the original Greek words together with their meanings and nuances, allowing readers to explore the full richness of the original Greek words and to choose the meanings and nuances that they think better suit particular quotations. This book is part of the series 'Ways of the World' in which Gary explores different ways of the world that have helped to shape his ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 160 Pages (590 KB)
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Added: Mar 28th, 2020

Taking the EU to Court: Annulment Proceedings and Multilevel Judicial Conflict (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics) by Christian Adam (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 9 hours ago

This open access book provides an exhaustive picture of the role that annulment conflicts play in the EU multilevel system. Based on a rich dataset of annulment actions since the 1960s and a number of in-depth case studies, it explores the political dimension of annulment litigation, which has become an increasingly relevant judicial tool in the struggle over policy content and decision-making competences. The book covers the motivations of actors to turn policy conflicts into annulment actions, the emergence of multilevel actors' litigant configurations, the impact of actors' constellations on success in court, as well as the impact of annulment actions on the multilevel policy conflicts they originate from.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 239 Pages (2,499 KB)
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Australian Legendary Tales: folklore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the Piccaninnies by Katie Langloh Parker 4.6 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Length: 76 Pages (149 KB)
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Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen 4.7 Stars (28 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

We cannot alter external things, nor shape other people to our liking, nor mould the world to our wishes but we can alter internal things, our desires, passions, thoughts, we can shape our liking to other people, and we can mould the inner world of our own mind in accordance with wisdom, and so reconcile it to the outer world if men and things. The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the letter, will be found to be harmonious in the spirit, in that they point the reader towards those heights of self-knowledge and self-conquest which, rising above the turbulance of the world, lift their peaks where ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 125 Pages (519 KB)
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Exploring the Way of Epicurus: His destination, directions and strategies by Gary W. Cross 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Epicurus, a Greek philosopher who lived 2300 years ago, suggested that we all seek happiness which he defined as having a healthy body and tranquil psyche. This book explores Epicurus' way to happiness, including the problems that Epicurus tells us we will encounter trying to achieve happiness; the directions that Epicurus offers to help us to achieve happiness; and finally, the strategies that Epicurus offers to help us to overcome these problems and to successfully follow his directions. Quotations are new translations from the Greek texts available today. All key words are linked to the original Greek words together with their meanings and nuances, allowing readers to explore the full richness of the original Greek words and to choose the meanings and nuances that they think better suit particular quotations. This book is part of the series 'Ways of the World' in which Gary explores different ways of the world that have helped to shape his mind, and he suggests, the minds of many ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 64 Pages (1,256 KB)
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Stoicism: A Definitive Beginners Guide to Apply Stoicism Philosophy in Everyday Life. Gain Wisdom and Improve your Confidence, Resilience and ... by John Harper 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Would you like to never fall into reaction to emotions? Wouldn't it feel nice to instead maintain a sense of logic and rationality at all times? When the winds of passion blow, you would stand firm against them, holding tight to what makes sense, resisting emotions as temporary and misleading. If you are unfamiliar with Stoic philosophy then it entails all this, this mindset can come across as cold, but within Stoic philosophy, it is admirable. Maintaining one's calm, Stoics believe, is a point of pride. Just as Stoic philosophers reject unnecessary excitement, they reject desire and fear outright as well. Anything that tilts the mind or sways the spirit, anything that could prejudice someone against reason, it is all bad. There is no gray area here for Stoics, who view desire and fear as tainting forces, evils that separate us from virtue. If we are to live right, then we must make ourselves aware of desire and fear as they arise and then put them away, leave them in their ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 146 Pages (1,638 KB)
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The Way of the Stoic Epictetus: A Short Introduction by Gary W Cross 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Epictetus was an ancient Greek Stoic philosopher. Arrian (Epictetus's biographer) tells us that Epictetus 'had no other purpose than to move the minds of those listening to what is best', and that to achieve the best is to be calm, happy and free. This book offers a short introduction to Epictetus' way to achieving these - including the problems that Epictetus identifies as the reasons for us not achieving these; the directions that Epictetus offers to help us to achieve these; and finally, the strategies that Epictetus offers to help us to overcome the problems, to successfully follow his directions and ultimately to be calm, happy and free. This book is part of the series 'Ways of the World' in which I explore the different ways of the world that have helped to shape my mind, and I suggest, the minds of many in the world today. The series already includes a book on Epictetus, namely, 'Exploring the Way of Epictetus', in which I allow Epictetus to explain in detail the way of the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 57 Pages (477 KB)
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The Book of Goddesses: Expanded Anniversary Edition by Kris Waldherr (Art and Words Editions) 4.1 Stars (57 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

One Spirit/Book of the Month Club top ten bestselling book. An American Library Association Pick-of-the-List. Features one hundred goddesses. With over 130 illustrations. The Book of Goddesses is a celebration of the Divine Feminine. This lavishly illustrated expanded anniversary edition of Kris Waldherr's beloved classic presents one hundred goddesses from traditions and cultures all over the world, along with their stories and symbolic significance. The expanded anniversary edition is structured around the important feminine rites of passage: beginnings, love, motherhood, creativity, strength, and transformations. As beautiful as it is inspiring, The Book of Goddesses is a testament to the power, passion, wisdom, and beauty of women everywhere, in all stages of life. Goddesses featured include: Athena, Aine, Amaterasu, Anuket, Arianrhod, Astarte, Athena, Baba Yaga, Benzai Ten, Brigit, Changing Woman, Chango, Cybele, Danu, Demeter, Diana, Erda, Erzulie, Fortuna, Freyja, Gaia, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 167 Pages (18,919 KB)
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The Eight pillars of prosperity by James Allen 4.2 Stars (60 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

It is popularly supposed that a greater prosperity for individuals or nations can only come through a political and social reconstruction. This cannot be true apart from the practice of the moral virtues in the individuals that comprise a nation. Better laws and social conditions will always follow a higher realization of morality among the individuals of a community, but no legal enactment can give prosperity to, nay it cannot prevent the ruin of, a man or a nation that has become lax and decadent in the pursuit and practice of virtue. The moral virtues are the foundation and support of prosperity as they are the soul of greatness. They endure forever, and all the works of man which endure are built upon them. Without them there is neither strength, stability, nor substantial reality, but only ephemeral dreams. To find moral principles is to have found prosperity, greatness, truth, and is therefore to be strong, valiant, joyful and free.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 75 Pages (776 KB)
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The Law by Frederic Bastiat (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.7 Stars (672 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

First published in 1850 as a pamphlet, The Law by Frederic Bastiat defines the nature of law and the role of government. It is essential reading for law students and anyone interested in jurisprudence.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 47 Pages (256 KB)
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Consolations from a Stoic by Seneca (Enhanced Media Publishing) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

In his three Condolences - De Consolatione ad Marciam, De Consolatione ad Polybium and De Consolatione ad Helviam - Seneca elegantly explores the Stoic principle that one should not be upset by uncontrollable events.

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Length: 80 Pages (414 KB)
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Creativity/Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues) by Smadar Lavie (Cornell University Press) Price verified 6 hours ago

Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include Barbara A. Babcock, Edward M. Bruner, James W. Fernandez, Don Handelman, Smadar Lavie, José E. Limon, Barbara Myerhoff, Kirin Narayan, Renato Rosaldo, Richard Schechner, Edward L. Schieffelin, Marjorie Shostak, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Edith Turner.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 368 Pages (2,916 KB)
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The Business of Being a Woman by Ida M. Tarbell 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 94 Pages (197 KB)
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Added: Mar 23rd, 2020

How to Get on in the World - A Ladder to Practical Success by Major A.r. Calhoon 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

It would be well for every young man, eager for success and anxious to form a character that will achieve it, to commit to memory the advice of Bishop Middleton: Persevere against discouragements. Keep your temper. Employ leisure in study, and always have some work in hand. Be punctual and methodical in business, and never procrastinate. Never be in a hurry. Preserve self-possession, and do not be talked out of a conviction. Rise early, and be an economist of time. Maintain dignity without the appearance of pride; manner is something with everybody, and everything with some. Be guarded in discourse, attentive, and slow to speak. Never acquiesce in immoral or pernicious opinions.

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Length: 198 Pages (647 KB)
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What You Can Do with Your Will Power by Russell H. Conwell 4.1 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

A "success" address which may prove inspiring to the youthful mind. Advises an early decision on a wise, definite aim in life, and cites many examples of men and women who have conquered themselves and attained success by exercising will power in the face of great obstacles.

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Length: 49 Pages (426 KB)
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The Future of Election Administration: Cases and Conversations (Elections, Voting, Technology) by Mitchell Brown (Palgrave Pivot) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

As the American election administration landscape changes as a result of major court cases, national and state legislation, changes in professionalism, and the evolution of equipment and security, so must the work of on-the-ground practitioners change. This Open Access title presents a series of case studies designed to highlight practical responses to these changes from the national, state, and local levels. This book is designed to be a companion piece to The Future of Election Administration, which surveys these critical dimensions of elections from the perspectives of the most forward-thinking practitioner, policy, advocacy, and research experts and leaders in these areas today. Drawing upon principles of professionalism and the practical work that is required to administer elections as part of the complex systems, this book lifts up the voices and experiences of practitioners from around the country to describe, analyze, and anticipate the key areas of election administration ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 266 Pages (9,060 KB)
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Regeneration of the Built Environment from a Circular Economy Perspective (Research for Development) by Stefano Della Torre (Springer) Price verified 9 hours ago

This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular economy strategies. A series of key challenges are considered in depth from a multidisciplinary perspective, spanning engineering, architecture, and regional and urban economics. These challenges include strategies to relaunch socioeconomic development through regenerative processes, the regeneration of urban spaces from the perspective of resilience, the development and deployment of innovative products and processes in the construction sector in order to comply more fully with the principles of sustainability and circularity, and the development of multiscale approaches to enhance the performance of both the existing building stock and new buildings. The book offers a rich selection of conceptual, empirical, methodological, technical, and ...

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Length: 386 Pages (47,927 KB)
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Weary Warriors: Power, Knowledge, and the Invisible Wounds of Soldiers by Pamela Moss (Berghahn Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

As seen in military documents, medical journals, novels, films, television shows, and memoirs, soldiers' invisible wounds are not innate cracks in individual psyches that break under the stress of war. Instead, the generation of weary warriors is caught up in wider social and political networks and institutions -- families, activist groups, government bureaucracies, welfare state programs -- mediated through a military hierarchy, psychiatry rooted in mind-body sciences, and various cultural constructs of masculinity. This book offers a history of military psychiatry from the American Civil War to the latest Afghanistan conflict. The authors trace the effects of power and knowledge in relation to the emotional and psychological trauma that shapes soldiers' bodies, minds, and souls, developing an extensive account of the emergence, diagnosis, and treatment of soldiers' invisible wounds.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 288 Pages (1,164 KB)
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The Journey by Michael Lanfield (We Are Interconnected) 3.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The Journey is a short book based on the ideas and teachings of Michael Lanfield, best-selling author of The Interconnectedness of Life and The Lost Love. This book is a gateway to a kinder and more compassionate way of living. We are all on a journey, but wouldn't it be great if we could all just get along with one another? We can! It starts with each person awakening to love. Why not come on the journey with us? You will be happy that you did. Click on the following link to download my other free eBook, The Interconnectedness of Life. http://www.michaellanfield.com/newsletter

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 24 Pages (2,747 KB)
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Making Moral Judgments: Psychological Perspectives on Morality, Ethics, and Decision-Making by Donelson Forsyth (Routledge) 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This fascinating new book examines diversity in moral judgements, drawing on recent work in social, personality, and evolutionary psychology, reviewing the factors that influence the moral judgments people make. Why do reasonable people so often disagree when drawing distinctions between what is morally right and wrong? Even when individuals agree in their moral pronouncements, they may employ different standards, different comparative processes, or entirely disparate criteria in their judgments. Examining the sources of this variety, the author expertly explores morality using ethics position theory, alongside other theoretical perspectives in moral psychology, and shows how it can relate to contemporary social issues from abortion to premarital sex to human rights. Also featuring a chapter on applied contexts, using the theory of ethics positions to gain insights into the moral choices and actions of individuals, groups, and organizations in educational, research, political, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 210 Pages (3,761 KB)
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American Government 2e by Glen Krutz (OpenStax) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

American Government 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. This kindle edition is best viewed in single column format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,355 Pages (61,577 KB)
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Seneca Six Pack 2: Six More Essential Texts by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.7 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality." - Seneca. Seneca Six Pack 2 presents six more primary and secondary texts for students of Stoicism and fans of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. There are three Seneca originals, a study of Seneca's poetry, a biographical essay by Elbert Hubbard and a look at the parallels between Seneca and Plutarch. Seneca Six Pack 2 Apocolocyntosis Or, Ludus de Morte Claudii: The Pumpkinification of Claudius by Seneca. Letters from a Stoic Volume II by Seneca. On Benefits by Seneca. Seneca's Poetry by Harold Edgeworth Butler. Seneca by Elbert Hubbard. Seneca and Plutarch by Michel de Montaigne. Includes image gallery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 389 Pages (1,584 KB)
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Health and Wellbeing in Late Life: Perspectives and Narratives from India by Prasun Chatterjee (Springer) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This open access book takes a multidisciplinary approach to provide a holistic understanding of late old age, and situates the aged person within the context of family, caregivers, clinical and other institutions. All through the book, the author discusses preparedness for an aging individual as well as the society in the Indian context. The book highlights inevitable but mostly neglected health issues like depression, dementia, fall, and frailty and provides detailed analyses of solutions that are practicable in low resource settings. It also brings up intergenerational differences and harmony in the context of holistic care of older Indians. Alongside clinical perspectives, the book uses narratives of elderly patients to dwell on the myriad of problems and issues that constitute old age healthcare. Demonstrating cases that range from the most influential to the most underprivileged elderly in India, the book enlightens multiple caregivers -- doctors, nurses, and professional ...

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Length: 195 Pages (5,136 KB)
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Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series) by Kenneth R. Valpey (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This open access book provides both a broad perspective and a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India, and increasingly in other parts of the world. In the face of what has persisted as a highly charged political issue over cow protection in India, intellectual space must be made to bring the wealth of Indian traditional ethical discourse to bear on the realities of current human-animal relationships, particularly those of humans with cows. Dharma, yoga, and bhakti paradigms serve as starting points for bringing Hindu -- particularly Vaishnava Hindu -- animal ethics into conversation with contemporary Western animal ethics. The author argues that a culture of bhakti -- the inclusive, empathetic practice of spirituality centered in Krishna as the beloved cowherd of Vraja -- can complement recently developed ethics-of-care thinking to create a solid basis for sustaining all kinds of cow care communities.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 269 Pages (11,255 KB)
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Love the Least (A Lot) by Michael Spielman 4.8 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Abort73.com founder and director, Michael Spielman, explains why abortion-vulnerable children are as qualified to wear the "least of these" label as any victim class in the world. Whatever we fail to do in their defense, we fail to do for Christ.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 166 Pages (650 KB)
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Vedanta Philosophy - Five lectures on Reincarnation by Swami Abhedananda 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

I. REINCARNATION II. HEREDITY AND REINCARNATION III. EVOLUTION AND REINCARNATION IV. WHICH IS SCIENTIFIC, RESURRECTION OR REINCARNATION? V. THEORY OF TRANSMIGRATION

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 57 Pages (580 KB)
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A Man of High Character: How and Why a Christian Should Live by Mitchell White 4.8 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Limited Time Only - Special Pricing for eBook. The call of a Christian is to aim for righteousness, yet so few of us ask, "What is right? What is the ideal that we ought to aim for?" Ecclesiastes states there is a time for all things: "A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing... a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace." Yet, it is a rare man who will dare to ask, "When should I love and when should I hate? When should I forgive and when should I go to war?" Most prefer the simplicity of always choosing one, but the Christian is committed to pursuing righteousness. This book is a fierce dive into the depths of righteousness. It is not for those who prefer simplicity and easy living, but for those who are willing to bear the responsibility of righteousness.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 224 Pages (2,520 KB)
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Collection: The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland and The Man Made World (Feminist Readers Book 1) by Charlotte Perkins (Enhanced Media Publishing) 3.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Fans of feminist trailblazer Charlotte Perkins Gilman are in for a treat. Gathered in The Collected Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman are three of her most famous works: The Yellow Wallpaper This short story is one of the most popular pre-1923 texts in the English language, ranking third only to The Bible and Shakespeare for free downloads on Project Gutenberg. The strange, haunting vignette delineates a woman's post-partum mental breakdown. First published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine, it is a landmark work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. It anticipates the works of Sylvia Plath and other feminist writers seven decades later. Herland This remarkable work from 1915 is a Utopian novel about an isolated society composed entirely of women, who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order: free of war, conflict, and domination. The story's ...

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Length: 231 Pages (449 KB)
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Girlhood and the Politics of Place by Claudia Mitchell (Berghahn Books) Price verified 3 hours ago

Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, history, and social spaces. This book offers a comprehensive reading on how girlhood scholars construct and deploy research frameworks that directly engage girls in the research process.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 356 Pages (4,761 KB)
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Who Will Be the Next President?: A Guide to the U.S. Presidential Election System (Springerbriefs in Law) by Alexander S. Belenky (Springer) 4.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book addresses the peculiarities of the current presidential election system not yet addressed in other publications. It argues that any rules for electing a President that may have a chance to replace the current ones should provide an equal representation of states as equal members of the Union, and of the nation as a whole. This book analyzes the National Popular Vote plan and shows that this plan may violate the Supreme Court decisions on the equality of votes cast in statewide popular elections held to choose state electors. That is, the National Popular Vote plan may violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The book proposes a new election system in which the will of the states and the will of the nation as a whole are determined by direct popular elections for President and Vice President in the 50 states and in D.C. This system a) would elect President a candidate who is the choice of both the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 165 Pages (444 KB)
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