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Secret Society The Illuminati: Separating Fact from Fiction by Conrad Bauer (Maplewood Publishing) 3.8 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 8 minutes ago

Get to know the real Illuminati. Sorting fact from fiction to confront the truth about this secret society. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! The Illuminati dominates any discussion of secret societies. Search the web, spark up a conversation, or search through a library shelf and soon enough you will encounter their name. They have become an ancient order and a modern sensation at the same time. At once a ubiquitous herald of the new world order and the people who market pop albums, trying to discern the truth about the organisation can get lost amid the hail of noise that inevitably follows any mention of their name. In this book, we will hope to do something different: separate fact from fiction and confront the truth about the Illuminati. To achieve this, we have uncovered fifteen of the most frequently asked questions, queries, and accusations that people have relating to the Illuminati. By taking a discerning, informed look at each of these ideas in detail, we will be able to reach the truth that so many people seek but which can be so hard to find. If you have ever wanted a handy guide to cutting through the mess of information that you find online, then this guide will be perfect for you. Throughout the course of this book, we will look into the origins of the Illuminati, their involvement with the Freemasons, accusations of Satanism, the idea that they caused the French Revolution, their involvement with ancient and celebrity cultures, and their appearance on the dollar bill of the United States of America. If you have ever wanted to know the truth about the Illuminati in a simple, easy to understand guide, this book is exactly what you need. Scroll back up and click buy to download instantly! Illuminati, secret society. secret societies. Freemasons, Knight templars, secret society hoax, history of the Illuminati, the Illuminati new World order, members of the Illuminati. Illuminatian. Illuminati pyramid, Illuminati symbols. Secret societies ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 127 Pages (3,161 KB)
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Added: Feb 20th, 2020

Missing Person Case Files Solved: People Gone Missing and Found Again True Stories of Mysterious Disappearances by Andrew J. Clark 3.7 Stars (28 Reviews)    Price verified 8 minutes ago

Vanished into thin air... Disturbing cases of people gone missing and being found again. Read about their mysterious and sometimes, chilling journey. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Missing people are far more common than you might think. Every year, around the world, hundreds of thousands of people vanish into thin air. Usually, they have simply been involved in a freak accident that has led to their death. Sometimes, they vanish on purpose and don't wish to be found. On very rare occasions, there is violence at play and the person has been deliberately removed from the public or even killed. In this book, we will be examining the various circumstances in which people happen to vanish. These circumstances can vary from elegant plans of their own design to freak accidents that result in memory loss. In some cases, we will find that there is a malicious party at play and a far greater crime to be solved. But in every single case, we will learn of someone who vanishes before being found again. So, read on to discover the strange and mysterious events which can drive people away, as well as the emotions and motivations that lead them to come home. With so many people disappearing across the planet, the stories of those who are able to come home are inspirational, fascinating, and - in some cases - almost unbelievable. In this book, we will learn the true stories of the lost and found, the real life events which see people arrive back home after most people might have given up hope. Read on and discover just what it takes to come back. Here are some of the cases that you will find inside: ?The young boy abducted by a crazed man ?The boy whose kidnap inspired a search and rescue team ?The controversial lawyer who vanished for eight years ?The rapper who dropped off the radar ?The actress who vanished without warning ?The man kidnapped by North Korea ?The man struck down by a little known medical issue ?And many more! Read on your favorite devices such as ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 104 Pages (2,562 KB)
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Added: Feb 20th, 2020

The Casanova Killer: The Life of Serial Killer Paul John Knowles (Serial Killers Book 1) by Jack Smith 3.7 Stars (51 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Paul John Knowles, nicknamed the Casanova killer, went on a 4-month killing spree in 1974. He still remains one of the lesser known serial killers of his generation. Read about this psychopath who wanted fame before his life ended . Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! November 7, 1974 As she entered her home in Milledgeville, Georgia, all Ellen Carr probably had on her mind was going to bed. She was a registered nurse who worked a night shift, and although the small family welcomed the money, the job was a demanding one. Inside, the house was unnaturally quiet. She found that odd. Her husband, forty-five-year-old businessman Carswell Carr and fifteen-year-old daughter Amanda usually greeted her when she came home from the hospital. That wasn't the only sign that something was seriously amiss. As an investigator later put it, "The (place) looked as if it had been attacked by an animal." Mirrors were smashed. Slashed furniture lay everywhere, some of it in pieces. Books from the bookshelves littered the floor. Had they been robbed? Where were Carswell and Mandy? Heart pounding, Mrs. Carr ran from room to room, calling out. Minutes later, she was back outside, screaming hysterically. Neighbors called the police to what was obviously the scene of a gruesome double homicide. Carswell Carr's nude corpse was lying face down on the couple's bed, hands bound behind his back and twenty-seven stab wounds, inflicted by scissors, all over his body. The medical examiner later determined that he had died of a heart attack, likely brought on by the torture. Down the hall, Amanda was also face down in her room, one nylon stocking tied tightly around her neck and the other shoved down her throat. To compound the horror, she appeared to have been raped after death. When Mrs. Carr regained her senses, she went through the house with the police and identified several things that were missing: Carswell's briefcase, shaving kit, credit cards, identification, and most of his ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 113 Pages (4,016 KB)
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Added: Feb 20th, 2020

The Political Book You Need to Read: Problems and Solutions Your Politicians Won't Give by Joey Garrand 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

This book is to serve as a light in a political world that most, including myself, are disgusted by, putting forth solutions that our incompetent politicians won't. To those who have any interest in leaving behind a fruitful future for our children, grandchildren, and generations to follow, I hope the ideas in this book make you hate our current leaders, political parties, and political discussions as much as I do. The greatest country in history is committing financial suicide while failing to redistribute taxes (and debt) in an effective manner. We're ignoring our, at best, mediocre education system which fails to prepare students for the realities of the world. For nearly 5 decades we've ignorantly avoided a legitimate solution to climate change, yet a solution remains one of our largest political issues. Despite whether we recognize these shortcomings or not, we are witnessing them firsthand and no one seems to have a remedy. In an already unforgiving world, how ashamed we should be as a society to pursue our demise. Just a few things discussed in this book: • The bottom 67% of Americans could be receiving a Guaranteed Minimum Income of $13,000 annually. • 70% of all our healthcare expenditures are self-inflicted. • Our government is short $239 trillion on the promises its made. • By 2050, interest payments are expected to become the largest category of the federal budget. • Molten salt reactors can produce reliable energy 40% cheaper than coal. • Health insurance should cost no more than $2,100 a year. • A Guaranteed Minimum Income of $13,000 combined with a raise in the minimum wage to $10 would effectively create an $18 minimum wage.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 174 Pages (830 KB)
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Added: Feb 20th, 2020

The Candy Cards: The Shocking Story of Dean Corll by Robert Brown 4.1 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

"How that man was able to go out to that storage shed, time after time, and bury one more dead boy is something I'll never understand. You get close to evil like that, no matter how long ago it was, and it never leaves you." Detective David Mullican, recollecting the Houston Mass Murders, April 2011 During the early 1970s, more than three dozen teenage boys went missing from the working-class neighborhood of Houston Heights, in the south of Texas. The parents of a number of these boys received strange postcards from their sons, telling them that they were fine and that they had found jobs somewhere else in the state, anywhere from Dallas to Austin. Then, in August 1973, the Houston Police Department made a shocking discovery; something that would later become known as the Houston Mass Murders. After further spine chilling investigations, the police found that prior to the murders, in the late 1960s, a young man by the name of Dean Corll had been handing out free candy to teenagers in Houston Heights. This man - who was vice-president of his mother's candy company - was described by fellow residents as gentle, friendly and well-mannered. They couldn't have been more wrong... The Candy Cards is the shocking true story of Dean Corll, a.k.a. The Candy Man, one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. Robert Browns thrilling account of this chilling story will have readers draw into to this story as much as any page turning crime thriller. Disclaimer: The material in this publication has a strong adult theme and is intended for an adult audience. Reader discretion is advised.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 229 Pages (1,160 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 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 11 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 198 Pages (647 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

The Call of the Wild (Large Print): Complete and Unabridged Classic Edition by Jack London (Matosinyos) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Large Print. Complete and Unabridged Classic Edition. Tradecover Paperback 7 x 10 inches. Mnemosyne Books.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 118 Pages (305 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

The Second American Revolution: Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots by Liberty Nation 3.9 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Truth is Making a Comeback If you've ever had ads appear on your computer related to a private conversation with a friend, ever felt concerned about the government watching your every move, ever worried what effect the cloud of technology that surrounds us may have on your health, then it's time to start finding out the facts. ??? The Second American Revolution: Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots exposes the high-tech threats, intrusions, and growing trends that touch your life today. Herein lies a stark warning of the dangers faced by next generations, who are already losing the very notion of what it means to be an individual with liberty and freedom in an interconnected world. Scroll up and grab a copy of Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots today.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 255 Pages (4,866 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

Mobocracy: The Cultural & Political War to Destroy our Republic Under God by Jake Jacobs (LIFE SENTENCE Publishing, LLC) 3.4 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Wake up America, before it is too late, before we have communism in America! The mobocrats mean business. Watch the culture war, study the mob, listen to their words and watch their ways and understand their demands to change and transform our Republic under God. The original tea party movement, our Founders, warned us that if we were to keep our Republic we would always have to remain diligent to the cause of freedom and vigilantly aware of those who would under the guise of freedom destroy life and liberty. America is under attack. Its constitutional rights, institutions and values are under daily assault. But the principal culprits are not foreign terrorists. They are influential and powerful Americans, applying Marxist theory, secretly stirring up disunion and disloyalty in the shifting shadows of the Democratic Party. We have stealth terrorists in America. And, communism is creeping into America. Read this book. Pray for our country. Teach your children the Biblical principles our founders believed and lived. And support the men and women who are willing to set everything else aside and speak up for the truth. Semper Fi to the Republic! About the Author Jake Jacobs was in Madison Wisconsin during the culture clash and protests at the capitol and was swarmed by tens of thousands of mobocrats who kept shouting over and over again, "This IS what democracy looks like!" Kill the bill!" and "Stop Union busting!" The signs they carried were scrawled with R-rated words of hate. Being a history professor, Dr. Jacobs has spent hours researching the liberal mob agenda and in this book discusses the little known motives of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Tom Hayden, Acorn, and even Barack Obama. Each of these people and organizations, and more mentioned in the book, have a clear cut socialist/Marxist agenda, and believe that our free country is an enemy of the people. How they can think that this is the case is simply astounding, but what they are doing is ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 319 Pages (1,610 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

Mother, Should I Trust the Government?: The Making and Keeping of Our American Republic by Jake Jacobs Ph.D. (LIFE SENTENCE Publishing) 4.0 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

"As Jake's mother, I say you can TRUST this book but not the government!" - Jesse Jacobs "My mother says this book is the BEST - You should buy it!" - Anastasia Jacobs "Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could." - Abigail Adams "Unlike anarchists, America's Founders realistically concluded that since men were not angels, government comprised of men must be: LIMITED, checked, balanced, separated; a federal republic and watched like a hawk forever." - Jake Jacobs

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 208 Pages (3,174 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

Sci Phi Journal: Issue #1, October 2014: The Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy by Joshua M. Young (Sci Phi Productions) 4.5 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Sci Phi is an online science fiction and philosophy magazine. In each issue you will find stories that explore questions of life, the universe and everything and articles that delve into the deep philosophical waters of science fiction universes. This month we have, An original Novellete from author John C. Wright, The Ideal Machine, a tale of aliens from a distant star come to visit an old country church and offer our world a chance for the future. Original Science Fiction stories from Joshua M. Young - Domo - A story of a Robot who wonders if he has a soul David Hallquist - Falling To Eternity - Can a Blackhole help you get away with murder? Frederick Best - Cosmic Foam - What is beyond the visible world Jane Lebak - Abandoned River, Dry Water - What do you do when life throws you a curve ball? Original Essays by David Kyle Johnson - In Defense of the Matrix Saga: Appreciating the Sequel through Philosophy James Druley - Star Trek's Prime Directive : Moral Guidelines, Exceptions and Absolutes Stephen S. Hanson - Personhood in H.Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy Daniel Vecchio - "I am Groot": An Aristotelian Reflection on Space Aliens and Substance Ruth Tallman - Endangered Species: Exploring Transhumanism, Genetic Engineering and Personhood Through the World of Sweet Tooth And a book review by Peter Sean Bradley, Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 205 Pages (2,972 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

The Metaphysics of Monotheism by Ethan Indigo Smith (The Fourth Initiate Publications) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

The Metaphysics of Monotheism begins with The Spiritual Golden Rule. The Spiritual Golden Rule: Thou shall not force one form of spirituality or religion on others. Do not read this if you are not a seeker. Believers have stopped seeking and this is for seekers. Ethan Indigo Smith began writing this book with a simple yet profound question, "Why is there war and terror?" This question led to only more questions, including those in reference to God, spirituality, religion and ultimately monotheism specifically. Political and religious monochromatic belief systems are celebrated and psychologically problematic. The Metaphysics of Monotheism is an exploration of Godliness, spirituality, religion and monotheism in esoteric and psychological terms.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 102 Pages (2,345 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

Mind Control and Frequency Fence by Joseph Machney 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Did you know that you are in a world that is mind controlled? In each moment of your life, every thought that you get, might not be yours. Since our birth we are being manipulated through a myriad of systems and methods to control our mind, and our actions to make us confused, powerless and lost in many mazes of stories. We have become a slave to our being, and a slave to the invisible Artificial Mind Control Matrix. Most of the control systems are in-front of us to see, but we are made to believe that they are part of our life, so we don't see them for what they are. These systems include, the Educational System, Hollywood, Religions, the Healthcare System, Memes, Belief Systems and much hidden Artificial machinery as well as a frequency fence that controls our multidimensional bodies. These systems have been in place for thousands of years, and without our knowing we are believing the stories that are woven to create networks of trickery and deception which keep us apart from our true self. Join me in my exploration through the various avenues of mind control to be free of this prison and be at peace with yourself. This book investigates many areas of mind control and offers answers for the beginner as well as experience truth seeker. Topics explored include: Understanding the Holographic Illusion; The Multiple Dimensions of Being Understanding Religion and the Hollywood Curse; Cultural Influences and Memes; Peer Pressure and the Education System; Know Thyself and Heal Thyself; The Trap of the Work World; Relationships and Looking for Love Outside of Yourself; Getting through the Mind Control and the Frequency Fence; and a few more discourses...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 187 Pages (1,149 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

Essays - First and second series by Ralph Waldo Emerson 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

FIRST SERIES - HISTORY SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION SPIRITUAL LAWS LOVE FRIENDSHIP PRUDENCE HEROISM THE OVER-SOUL CIRCLES INTELLECT ART SECOND SERIES - THE POET EXPERIENCE CHARACTER MANNERS GIFTS NATURE POLITICS NOMINALIST AND REALIST NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 273 Pages (996 KB)
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Added: Feb 19th, 2020

History of american socialism by JOHN HUMPHREY NOYES. (GIANLUCA) Price verified 5 hours ago

The book introduces the study of socialism as a phenomenon and socialist movements in America during the nineteenth century.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 557 Pages (579 KB)
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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

Crime: its cause and treatment by Clarence Darrow (GIANLUCA) 4.4 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

FROM THE PREFACE OF THE AUTHOR: "This book comes from the reflections and experience of more than forty years spent in court. Aside from the practice of my profession, the topics I have treated are such as have always held my interest and inspired a taste for books that discuss the human machine with its manifestations and the causes of its varied activity. I have endeavored to present the latest scientific thought and investigation bearing upon the question of human conduct. I do not pretend to be an original investigator, nor an authority on biology, psychology or philosophy. I have simply been a student giving the subject such attention as I could during a fairly busy life. No doubt some of the scientific conclusions stated are still debatable and may finally be rejected. The scientific mind holds opinions tentatively and is always ready to reexamine, modify or discard as new evidence comes to light. Naturally in a book of this sort there are many references to the human mind and its activities. In most books, whether scientific or not, the mind has generally been more closely associated with the brain than any other portion of the body. As a rule, I have assumed that this view of mind and brain is correct. Often, I have referred to it as a matter of course. I am aware that the latest investigations seem to establish the mind more as a function of the nervous system and the vital organs than of the brain. Whether the brain is like a telephone exchange and is only concerned with automatically receiving and sending out messages to the different parts of the body, or whether it registers impressions and compares them and is the seat of consciousness and thought, is not important in this discussion. Whatever mind may be, or through whatever part of the human system it may function, can make no difference in the conclusions I have reached. The physical origin of such abnormalities of the mind as are called "criminal" is a comparatively new idea. The whole subject has ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 195 Pages (278 KB)
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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (GIANLUCA) 4.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

A 19th century literary masterpiece, which uses Persian religious leader Zarathustra to pronounce the author's views, including the introduction of the controversial Doctrine of the Obermensch, or "superman", later perverted by Nazi propagandists.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 268 Pages (603 KB)
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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage - Volume I by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (GIANLUCA) Price verified 11 hours ago

"The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history. A survey of the condition of the race through those barbarous periods, when physical force governed the world, when the motto, "might makes right," was the law, enables one to account, for the origin of woman's subjection to man without referring the fact to the general inferiority of the sex, or Nature's law. Writers on this question differ as to the cause of the universal degradation of woman in all periods and nations. One of the greatest minds of the century has thrown a ray of light on this gloomy picture by tracing the origin of woman's slavery to the same principle of selfishness and love of power in man that has thus far dominated all weaker nations and classes. This brings hope of final emancipation, for as all nations and classes are gradually, one after another, asserting and maintaining their independence, the path is clear for woman to follow. The slavish instinct of an oppressed class has led her to toil patiently through the ages, giving all and asking little, cheerfully sharing with man all perils and privations by land and sea, that husband and sons might attain honor and success. Justice and freedom for herself is her latest and highest demand... "

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,327 Pages (1,695 KB)
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A Cynic Looks at Life by Ambrose Bierce (GIANLUCA) 4.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

A collection of essays in which Bierce talks about modern civilization and all its faults, including the death penalty, emancipated women, immortality, civilisation and more.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 110 Pages (378 KB)
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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

The Beautiful - An Introduction to Psychological Esthetics by Vernon Lee (GIANLUCA) Price verified 10 hours ago

I have tried in this little volume to explain aesthetic preference, particularly as regards visible shapes, by the facts of mental science. But my explanation is addressed to readers in whom I have no right to expect a previous knowledge of psychology, particularly in its more modern developments. I have therefore based my explanation of the problems of aesthetics as much as possible upon mental facts familiar, or at all events easily intelligible, to the lay reader.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 107 Pages (419 KB)
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The Stealth Saudi Arabian Takeover of America by George Walters Price verified 4 hours ago

Imagine what might have happened, if in the wake of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had claimed that the attack was a rogue operation of which they had no knowledge. Imagine that there was a great Japanese lobbying machine that had the ear of both parties and the President agreed that there was insufficient evidence of Japanese involvement in the attack. Imagine if he had also declared that the attack was an aberration, that Japanese culture and religion were peaceful and profound. Would the denial of Japanese intentions only have ended when Japanese troops landed on the West coast?Unfortunately for the Japanese, they had no great lobbying machine in the US in 1941. They also did not hold close to a trillion dollars in investment in the US. Most of all they were not sitting on the world's largest known easily recoverable oil reserves (the Athabascar tar sands in Canada and the oil shale in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming hold similar reserves but are less easily recoverable). In the immediate wake of 9/11, the comparisons to Pearl Harbor seemed obvious. In fact, 9/11 was an even more insidious attack than Pearl Harbor. Whereas Pearl Harbor targeted the nation's navy, 9/11 targeted US civilians and the nation itself. While the events were profoundly similar, the aftermaths could not have been more different. Domestically, Saudi Arabia is actively subverting the US through its support of Wahhabi mosques and Islamic organizations to the tune of an estimated $75 billion in the years since 2004. Other sources have estimated that Saudi Arabia has spent up to $250 billion in the US. In foreign affairs, Saudi Arabia has dragged the US into a human rights nightmare in Yemen. It should chill Americans when the media refers to the brutal war in Yemen (albeit accurately) as being "Saudi-led." And thus the US, (also accurately) becomes the junior partner in this genocidal enterprise. That the war in Yemen has not led to the outrage expressed over Vietnam is largely due to the less than ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 143 Pages (1,797 KB)
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History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III by Matilda Joslyn Gage (GIANLUCA) 3.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

The labors of those who have edited these volumes are not only finished as far as this work extends, but if three-score years and ten be the usual limit of human life, all our earthly endeavors must end in the near future. After faithfully collecting material for several years, and making the best selections our judgment has dictated, we are painfully conscious of many imperfections the critical reader will perceive. But since stereotype plates will not reflect our growing sense of perfection, the lavish praise of friends as to the merits of these pages will have its antidote in the defects we ourselves discover. We may however without egotism express the belief that this volume will prove specially interesting in having a large number of contributors from England, France, Canada and the United States, giving personal experiences and the progress of legislation in their respective localities.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,713 Pages (2,142 KB)
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The Liar by Niramisa Weiss 4.5 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

There is nothing to fear. Have you heard that said before? We may hear it in spiritual circles or read it in religious texts. It is a very comforting thought and somehow rings true deep within. But usually we must take it on faith if we are to believe it. Why is the world as it is? Why have we not been able to eradicate suffering? Why does genocide continue unabated after countless horrific events obliging us, each time, to promise we will never do it again? A promise never kept. Why is the future always like the past? Why are my relationships full of pain? These are the questions that all of us need answering and have not yet been adequately addressed. The good news is that the answer is the same for all these questions, and millions more like them. There is a single cause behind all the pain and suffering of humankind. All we need do is understand what it is, stop believing its lies, and watch it drift away into nothingness. Then, and only then, will we have a chance at being what we truly are. There is nothing to fear. Nothing bad ever happened. Evil doesn't exist. The world is illusion. These statements happen to be true but up until now there has only been stark proof to the contrary. 'The Liar' examines these hopeful ideas and provides a clear and definitive argument as to why they must be true. There really is nothing to fear, quite literally. We fear nothing because we fear lies alone. And lies are not true and therefore do not, and cannot, exist in reality. QED. But don't take my word for it, read for yourself and make up your own mind.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 268 Pages (707 KB)
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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

"Fake News Media": The World of Donald Trump In His Own Words by Paul Harris (Amber Publications) Price verified 10 hours ago

"Nuclear holocaust would be like no other." So speaks the controversial 45th president of the United States of America, and who could doubt the profundity of his words? Donald Trump is adored by some and vilified by others but his speeches, pronouncements and plentiful Twitter feeds are transmitted around the globe on an almost daily basis. They are listened to and read by all. They are the keys that unlock the doors to a fascinating mind. His words shape our living history and will be remembered long after the words of wiser men and women are long forgotten. Here are just a few examples of those words.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 160 Pages (2,076 KB)
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Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen (GIANLUCA) 4.7 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

FOREWORD True Happiness The Immortal Man The Overcoming of Self The Uses of Temptation The Man of Integrity Discrimination Belief, the Basis of Action Belief that Saves Thought and Action Your Mental Attitude Sowing and Reaping The Reign of Law The Supreme Justice The Use of Reason Self-Discipline Resolution The Glorious Conquest Contentment in Activity The Temple of Brotherhood Pleasant Pastures of Peace

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 125 Pages (383 KB)
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Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly (elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (205 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Ten Days in a Madhouse is Nellie Bly's (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) account of her ten days in a madhouse in New York in 1887. Bly, in an act of stunt journalism that wold make her famous, pretended to be mildly insane so she would be sent to an asylum to see first hand what one was like. To begin the process she goes to a rooming house and one night she stays up all night staring at the wall. The stare fest alerts her roommate and scares the homeowner and the next day she fixates on her lost trunk and insists on finding it. At the same time she continually talks about too many foreigners and never having worked, which both seem strange to the working class people she is rooming with. These three things are sufficient for her to land before a judge and eventually in the madhouse where she endures the arbitrary and vindictive rule of the nurses who are little better than street toughs. At the end of ten days a lawyer from her paper the World secures her release.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 107 Pages (564 KB)
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Essays - First and second series by Ralph Waldo Emerson (GIANLUCA) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

FIRST SERIES - HISTORY SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION SPIRITUAL LAWS LOVE FRIENDSHIP PRUDENCE HEROISM THE OVER-SOUL CIRCLES INTELLECT ART SECOND SERIES - THE POET EXPERIENCE CHARACTER MANNERS GIFTS NATURE POLITICS NOMINALIST AND REALIST NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 273 Pages (891 KB)
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A Woman of the World - Her Counsel to Other People’s Sons and Daughters by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (GIANLUCA) 3.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Clever, original presentations of present day social problems and the best solutions of them. A book every girl and woman should possess.

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Length: 320 Pages (524 KB)
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Habit Power: Powerful Habits To Overcome Procrastination (UPDATED 2020) (Breaking Bad Habits Now & Learning Effective, Creative Ones) by Charlie Harper (Habit Way, LLC) 4.4 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Most of us have bad habits. But, imagine what your life would look like if you created good habits. This book will show you how good habits can help you reach your goals - whether it be to lose weight, make more money, or improve your overall health. Inside You Will Discover: • The habits that successful people use everyday! • Specific strategies to achieve ANYTHING • The one thing you can do to stop procrastination today • A simple guide to discover what's really important to you • Incredible ways to immediately boost your energy • And much more! The author, Mr. Harper has created a strong following of people who went through a radical transformation from being down in the dumps, to being high on life with good habits. He's helped thousands of students across the US, and has a life-long goal to impact 1 million people by changing their bad habits to good ones. What Readers are Saying: "This is by far one of the most effective books on habit formation and sustaining them. The tips I loved are about controlling the environment and even sharing your change process with your friends/family. It is an insightful book into the process of habit formation, like the emotions that result from this practice, and how different people take different amounts of time. There are also some practical tips on dealing with procrastination. You'll enjoy those!" Bonus: If you purchase this today, you'll get a special link to our bestselling books ABSOLUTELY free! To Read Immediately, Scroll Up To The Top-Right & Click The Orange "Buy now with 1-Click" Button.

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Length: 126 Pages (1,528 KB)
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Shattered Lives Broken Dreams: William Cooper and Australian Aborigines Protest Holocaust (William Cooper Gentle Warrior Series Book 2) by Barbara Miller (Barbara Miller Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Can there be new facts about the holocaust? This is one of those rare holocaust narratives of resistance to the holocaust by Australian Aborigines - a world away from the fray. They were not even citizens in their own land but, after Kristallnacht, made a brave stand. William Cooper led the Australian Aborigines League in a protest against Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, which resulted in shattered lives and was recognised as the start of the Holocaust. They protested the "cruel persecution of the Jews" by marching to the German Consulate in Melbourne on 6 December 1938 three weeks after the 9-10 November pogrom in Germany, Austria and Sudetenland that saw 91 Jews killed, Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues destroyed with shattered glass or fire. About 30,00 Jews were sent to concentration camps. This book follows how the story was lost to history and then found with William Cooper being honoured in many ways by Jews in Australia and at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center in Israel. His family has carried on his legacy and the story covers his family's trip to Israel and Berlin in 2017 to continue his work. Of holocaust books, it has a twist. Aboriginal William Cooper was a noted civil rights leader for his people but the only protest march he led was for the Jews. Read this inspiriting story. This book has facts about the holocaust that will be new and startling to you but it adds to the history on Jews and the history of Australian Aborigines. This book covers his story and his grandson's work to fulfill his unfinished dreams and how he has been honoured in Australia and Israel, even having a federal Australian electorate named after him and an Academic Chair of Resistance to the Holocaust named after him at Yad Vashem. Australian Aboriginal William Cooper has been described as Australia's Martin Luther King Jnr, Mandela, Gandhi or even an Aboriginal Moses by various commentators. "I think of the great Jewish leader Moses as he ...

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Length: 321 Pages (18,668 KB)
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Hierarchy of Needs Counselling Care & Support: A Person Centred Philosophy by Alex H Parker 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Discussing the meaning of Person Centred Philosophy in Care and counselling. with an emphasis on core personal values and personal development. An insightful book discussing the Hierarchy of Needs and how these are enhanced by using Rogerian Core Humanistic/ Person centered principles. This examination focuses on the practitioner's values which contribute to a therapeutic growth based environment. The book also discusses how the Person Centred Philosophy has been misapplied and perverted to suit personal or corporate agendas. The theories of Maslow and Rogers are dominant throughout. This book was created as part of a workshop discussing the attitudes required in delivering a Person Centered service in counselling/psychotherapy and social care, but many people have adapted these principles to teaching and parenting. This book contains some deviations in grammar and maybe little repetitive at times, but the insights contain essential understanding of the process of personal growth in a way that can be easily understood and appreciated. Subjects included are: Environment, Actualising Tendency and Transcendence. Conditions of Growth. Congruence. Unconditional Positive Regard Empathy Hierarchy of Needs Basic Physiological Needs Safety Needs Social Needs Esteem Actualisation Needs Focusing on how humanistic psychology influences 'Person Centred Care' and Counselling.

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Length: 102 Pages (495 KB)
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A Curriculum Based on Human Nature (Intermediate Anthroposophy Book 3) by Rudolf Steiner (Keryx) Price verified 11 hours ago

A Curriculum Based on Human Nature is one of the more challenging cycles on education. Here Steiner has much to say about adolescents. In general, these lectures seek to deepen pedagogy, for example by using sleep. Everywhere he stresses the deep, human connection that must pervade all teaching. Logic specifically, and the head generally, are viewed from an esoteric perspective. And finally, there is an extraordinary extended meditation on ancient Greek consciousness.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 121 Pages (1,321 KB)
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Added: Feb 15th, 2020

On Benefits : (De Beneficiis) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

On Benefits (De Beneficiis) is a first-century work by Lucius Annaeus Seneca. It forms part of a series of moral essays (or Dialogues) composed by Seneca and is essential reading for students of Stoicism. On Benefits is about the nature of relative benefits to persons fulfilling the role in social exchange of either giver or receiver. The subject in Seneca's day might be thought of as social ethics, specifically Stoic ethics.

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Length: 182 Pages (591 KB)
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Plato Six Pack 2 (Illustrated): The Republic, Timaeus, Critias, Meno and Essay by Plato (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Plato Six Pack 2 presents Plato's most important work The Republic in its entirety, as well as three dialogues, Timaeus, Critias and Meno, an essay on Plato by Ralph Waldo Emerson and a biographical sketch of Plato by Elbert Hubbard. Includes image gallery.

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Length: 422 Pages (1,588 KB)
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Overcome Yourself: How to Be Human pt. 2 by Jacob Kilgore Price verified 5 minutes ago

This second installment to the How to Be Human series includes insights that will help you to refine yourself even further. In order to help you overcome false efficiency, Jacob Kilgore has provided alphabetically ordered essays with insights gained from pushing off our primordial impulses to do no more than remain simple and survive. A must read for any who aim to put into the world the beauty that humans are capable of.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 426 Pages (7,635 KB)
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A Man of High Character: How and Why a Christian Should Live by Mitchell White 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 5 minutes 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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The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community (American Philosophy Book 17) by John J. McDermott (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce's thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce's thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.

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Length: 612 Pages (5,051 KB)
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The Call of the Wild: The Original 1903 Edition by Jack London 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Jack London's merciless take on the survival of the fittest as set in the Alaskan wilderness during the Klondike Gold Rush was enthusiastically received in a time when Western society was eagerly interpreting the world through Darwinian eyes. The story became an instant classic, and insofar as humanity continues to wrestle with the implications of a naturalistic outlook on human affairs, "The Call of the Wild" remains relevant with its stark portrayal of nature, red in tooth and claw.

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Length: 118 Pages (323 KB)
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Lenin and the Making of the Soviet State: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) by NA NA (Palgrave Macmillan) 4.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870 - 1924) led the first successful revolt against market-based liberal democracy and founded the Soviet State in 1917, serving as the new nation s chief architect and sole ruler for the next five years. This collection of primary sources allows readers to learn about Lenin through his own words and emphasizes Lenin s actions rather than his ideology. Jeffrey Brooks and Georgiy Chernyavskiy have translated newly available documents that make it possible to provide a more accurate portrait of a ruthless political strategist whose actions created a new political, economic, social, and cultural system that in its heyday challenged the military, technological, and cultural might of the United States. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support and encourage students to analyze the actions and beliefs of a man who transformed world history and whose legacy continues to affect social and political movements throughout the world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 192 Pages (2,176 KB)
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Becoming One: Religion, Development, and Environmentalism in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar by Chika Watanabe (University of Hawaii Press) Price verified 11 hours ago

International development programs strive not only to alleviate poverty but to transform people, aid workers and recipients alike. Becoming One grapples with this process by exploring the work of OISCA*, a prominent Japanese NGO in central Myanmar. OISCA's postwar origins at the intersection of Shinto, secularism, and rightwing politics, and its vision of inter-Asian solidarity and a sustainable future helped shape the organization's ideology and activities. By delving into the world of its aid workers -- their everyday practices, discourses, and aspirations -- author Chika Watanabe seeks to understand the NGO's political, social, and ethical effects. At OISCA training centers, Japanese and local staff teach sustainable agricultural skills and organic farming methods to rural youth. Much of the teaching involves laboring in the fields, harvesting produce, and caring for livestock: what they can't use themselves is sold at nearby markets. Watanabe's detailed and multi-sited ethnography shows how Japanese and Burmese actors mobilize around the idea of "becoming one" with Mother Earth and their human counterparts within a shared communal lifestyle. By exploring the tension between intentions and political effects -- spanning environmentalism, cultural-nationalist ideologies of "Japaneseness," and aspirations to make the world a better place -- Watanabe highlights fascinating questions and both positive and negative outcomes. Becoming One weaves together vivid descriptions of the intensive, intimate, and "muddy labor" of "making persons" (hitozukuri) with the wider historical resonances of these efforts, decentering common understandings of development, NGOs, and their moral and political promises. This engaging and thought-provoking book combines insights from anthropology, development studies, and religious studies to add to our understanding of modern Japan. *Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement

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Length: 256 Pages (3,211 KB)
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Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive by Rebecca Winthrop (Brookings Institution Press) Price verified 10 hours ago

Exemplary stories of innovation from around the world In an age of rising inequality, getting a good education increasingly separates the haves from the have nots. In countries like the United States, getting a good education is one of the most promising routes to upper-middle-class status, even more so than family wealth. Experts predict that by 2030, 825 million children will reach adulthood without basic secondary-level skills, and it will take a century for the most marginalized youth to achieve the educational levels that the wealthiest enjoy today. But these figures do not even account for the range of skills and competencies needed to thrive today in work, citizenship, and life. In a world where the ability to manipulate knowledge and information, think critically, and collaboratively solve problems are essential to thrive, access to a quality education is crucial for all young people. In Leapfrogging Inequality, researchers chart a new path for global education by examining the possibility of leapfrogging -- harnessing innovation to rapidly accelerate educational progress -- to ensure that all young people develop the skills they need for a fast-changing world. Analyzing a catalog of nearly 3,000 global education innovations, the largest such collection to date, researchers explore the potential of current practices to enable such a leap. As part of this analysis, the book presents an evidence-based framework for getting ahead in education, which it grounds in the here-and-now by narrating exemplary stories of innovation from around the world. Together, these stories and resources will inspire educators, investors, leaders of nongovernmental organizations, and policymakers alike to rally around a new vision of educational progress -- one that ensures we do not leave yet another generation of young people behind.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 136 Pages (7,155 KB)
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Buddhism in the Public Sphere: Reorienting Global Interdependence (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism) by Peter D. Hershock (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

The core teachings and practices of Buddhism are systematically directed toward developing keen and caring insight into the relational or interdependent nature of all things. Hershock applies Buddhist thought to reflect on the challenges to public good, created by emerging social, economic, and political realities associated with increasingly complex global interdependence. In eight chapters, the key arenas for public policy are addressed: the environment, health, media, trade and development, the interplay of politics and religion, international relations, terror and security, and education. Each chapter explains how a specific issue area has come to be shaped by complex interdependence and offers specific insights into directing the growing interdependence toward greater equity, sustainability, and freedom. Thereby, a sustained meditation on the meaning and means of realizing public good is put forward, which results in a solid Buddhist conception of diversity. Hershock argues that concepts of Karma and emptiness are relevant across the full spectrum of policy domains and that Buddhist concepts become increasingly forceful as concerns shift from the local to the global. A remarkable book on this fascinating religion, Buddhism in the Public Sphere will be of interest to scholars and students in Buddhist studies and Asian religion in general.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 241 Pages (549 KB)
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Wicca Magic: Your Complete Guide to Wicca Herbal Magic and Wicca Spells That Will Fulfill Your Life by Vivienne Grant 4.9 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Do you want to start practicing magic? Not sure where to begin? Become a wiccan now! Wicca is referred to by many as the "Old Religion." Much of modern television and books draw inspiration from the Witch Trials of the 13th century, but in truth, the Wiccan religion is not really that old. Although it is believed that the rituals and practices were hidden from the Christian Church during the dark ages, in which the life of a Pagan would most certainly end in death, it was safe enough to surface in more modern times. This belief is what originally drew most to the religion and practices of Wicca. To become a Wiccan, one must be able to put themselves in the boots of those before them. To truly understand the laws, beliefs and traditions that come with the life of a Wiccan, you must have the knowledge of all of its origins. The most important thing in a Wiccan's pursuit for a deeper connection and better understanding of Nature - and all its divine mystery - is the willingness to learn about the history behind that need. The Wiccan Religion is truly the only one of its kind. It is magical in its own way as it allows each of its followers the freedom to seek out the natural magic of the earth and the magic within themselves in their own way. Here is what you'll learn from this book: What wicca is: History, Origin, The Philosophy Secret Wiccan Rituals How to creat your altar Everything about Herbs How To have Successful Spellcasting and much much more! Get your copy today!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 114 Pages (4,136 KB)
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Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies) by Anthony Good (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 20 minutes ago

Drawing on new research material from ten European countries, Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives brings together a range of detailed accounts of the legal and bureaucratic processes by which asylum claims are decided. The book includes a legal overview of European asylum determination procedures, followed by sections on the diverse actors involved, the means by which they communicate, and the ways in which they make life and death decisions on a daily basis. It offers a contextually rich account that moves beyond doctrinal law to uncover the gaps and variances between formal policy and legislation, and law as actually practiced. The contributors employ a variety of disciplinary perspectives - sociological, anthropological, geographical and linguistic - but are united in their use of an ethnographic methodological approach. Through this lens, the book captures the confusion, improvisation, inconsistency, complexity and emotional turmoil inherent to the process of claiming asylum in Europe.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 320 Pages (1,972 KB)
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Germany On Their Minds: German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988 (Studies in German History Book ... by Anne C. Schenderlein (Berghahn Books) 4.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, approximately ninety thousand German Jews fled their homeland and settled in the United States, prior to that nation closing its borders to Jewish refugees. And even though many of them wanted little to do with Germany, the circumstances of the Second World War and the postwar era meant that engagement of some kind was unavoidable -- whether direct or indirect, initiated within the community itself or by political actors and the broader German public. This book carefully traces these entangled histories on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating the remarkable extent to which German Jews and their former fellow citizens helped to shape developments from the Allied war effort to the course of West German democratization.

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Length: 254 Pages (635 KB)
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Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia (Food in Asia and the Pacific) by Angela Ki Che Leung (University of Hawaii Press) Price verified 13 hours ago

Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia investigates how foods came to be established as moral entities, how moral food regimes reveal emerging systems of knowledge and enforcement, and how these developments have contributed to new Asian nutritional knowledge regimes. The collection's focus on cross-cultural and transhistorical comparisons across Asia brings into view a broad spectrum of modern Asia that extends from East Asia, Southeast Asia, to South Asia, as well as into global communities of Western knowledge, practice, and power outside Asia. The first section, "Good Foods," focuses on how food norms and rules have been established in modern Asia. Ideas about good foods and good bodies shift at different moments, in some cases privileging local foods and knowledge systems, and in other cases privileging foreign foods and knowledge systems. The second section, "Bad Foods," focuses on what makes foods bad and even dangerous. Bad foods are not simply unpleasant or undesirable for aesthetic or sensory reasons, but they can hinder the stability and development of persons and societies. Bad foods are symbolically polluting, as in the case of foreign foods that threaten not only traditional foods, but also the stability and strength of the nation and its people. The third section, "Moral Foods," focuses on how themes of good versus bad are embedded in projects to make modern persons, subjects, and states, with specific attention to the ambiguities and malleability of foods and health. The malleability of moral foods provides unique opportunities for understanding Asian societies' dynamic position within larger global flows, connections, and disconnections. Collectively, the chapters raise intriguing questions about how foods and the bodies that consume them have been valued politically, economically, culturally, and morally, and about how those values originated and evolved. Consumers in modern Asia are not simply eating to satisfy ...

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Length: 361 Pages (1,716 KB)
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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.2 Stars (159 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

Meditations is a series of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 CE, written over a series of years in far-flung places as he led the Romans in military campaigns, quashed revolts, and dealt with the other tribulations of governing the Empire. It is best described as a spiritual journal, containing a record of the emperor's philosophical exercises. Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He covers topics as diverse as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods, and his own emotions, spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation. Aurelius also sets forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. The influence Meditations has had over centuries of thought is immeasurable. This "unendingly moving and inspiring" work is often cited alongside Jean Jacques Rousseau's Confessions and St. Augustine's Confessions in discussions of the most profoundly spiritual works outside of the Bible.

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Length: 107 Pages (462 KB)
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The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (Integration and Conflict Studies Book 12) by Jacqueline Knörr (Berghahn Books) Price verified 44 minutes ago

For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 338 Pages (7,833 KB)
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The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Elliott Schreiber (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) Price verified 4 hours ago

Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his autobiographical novel Anton Reiser (1785-90) and for his treatises on aesthetics, foremost among them Über die bildende Nachahmung des Schönen (On the Formative Imitation of the Beautiful) (1788). In this treatise, Moritz develops the concept of aesthetic autonomy, which became widely known after Goethe included a lengthy excerpt of it in his own Italian Journey (1816-17). It was one of the foundational texts of Weimar classicism, and it became pivotal for the development of early Romanticism. In The Topography of Modernity, Elliott Schreiber gives Moritz the credit he deserves as an important thinker beyond his contributions to aesthetic theory. Indeed, he sees Moritz as an incisive early observer and theorist of modernity. Considering a wide range of Moritz's work including his novels, his writings on mythology, prosody, and pedagogy, and his political philosophy and psychology, Schreiber shows how Moritz's thinking developed in response to the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment and paved the way for later social theorists to conceive of modern society as differentiated into multiple, competing value spheres.

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Length: 194 Pages (1,478 KB)
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Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Martin Blumenthal-Barby (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) Price verified 2 hours ago

In Inconceivable Effects, Martin Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise. Via critical analysis of writers and filmmakers whose projects have changed our ways of viewing the modern world -- including Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, the directors of Germany in Autumn, and Heiner Müller -- these essays furnish a cultural base for contemporary discussions of totalitarian domination, lying and politics, the relation between law and body, the relation between law and justice, the question of violence, and our ways of conceptualizing "the human." A consideration of ethics is central to the book, but ethics in a general, philosophical sense is not the primary subject here; instead, Blumenthal-Barby suggests that whatever understanding of the ethical one has is always contingent upon a particular mode of presentation (Darstellung), on particular aesthetic qualities and features of media. Whatever there is to be said about ethics, it is always bound to certain forms of saying, certain ways of telling, certain modes of narration. That modes of presentation differ across genres and media goes without saying; that such differences are intimately linked with the question of the ethical emerges with heightened urgency in this book.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 223 Pages (964 KB)
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The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne (Pandora's Box Classics) 4.3 Stars (90 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers. Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586.

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