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Criminal in the Oval: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump by N. M. Reed Price verified 3 hours ago

Ruminations on the Trump presidency. This is no usual presidency. Highly contentious and fractious world-wide, and thought to represent a global populist movement of fascist right thinking, at his weekly rallies the president's whips up his followers. They are being used to focus hatred extorting his plans for action, then his followers move forth to wreak damage in our society. This dangerous rhetoric is opening the gates of hell, encourging the release of everything vitriolic and dark in the American psyche. If there is a war between God's Angels in Heaven, and Satan's Demons in hell, Earth and Human society is the battleground. And in every War between God and Satan, there is one mortal participant that through his irresponsible actions opens the gates and allows the Forces of Evil to enter this world, in this case, in the form of our worse anti-social impulses. And we willingly invited him over the threshold into our homes.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 214 Pages (2,000 KB)
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Added: Feb 25th, 2020

The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen (Open Road Media) 4.2 Stars (91 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This scathing critique of America's preoccupation with wealth and status in the Gilded Age continues to resonate more than a century after it was first published According to economist Thorstein Veblen, the leisure class produces nothing, contributes nothing, and creates nothing, yet exercises a peculiar control over American society. The shallowness of their interests -- from fashion to sports to entertainment -- endows the practice of "conspicuous consumption" with an undeserving air of respectability. Veblen deploys a razor sharp wit to expose the pretensions of the idle rich and their disastrous influence on the national character. From ruthless business practices to the plight of women in a male-dominated culture, The Theory of the Leisure Class tackles difficult subjects with sophisticated analysis and a vibrant literary style that influenced the work of authors including Edith Wharton, Henry James, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. A must-read for students of American history ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 290 Pages (1,143 KB)
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Added: Feb 25th, 2020

NKRI VS Islamic State (Jokowi - Ahok in The Strom of The Political Game to Seize Power Book 1) by Ai Haes Price verified 8 hours ago

This book discusses Indonesia's political history, starting with the pre-colonial period and ending with the current situation. The Book Series of: Jokowi - Ahok in The Strom of The Political Game to Seize Power Book 1: NKRI VS Islamic State Book 2: Jokowi - Ahok The Living Legends Book 3: The Blast of Ahok's Case Book 4: The Enemies of Jokowi - Ahok Book 5: The Chronology of The Ahok's Blasphemy Case Book 6: Defeat Ahok - Djarot Proves That Most Jakarta Citizens Are Stupid Book 7: The Proxy War Book 8: Why Did Indonesia's Coup D'Etat 2016 and 2017 Fail? NKRI is Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (Unity of The Republic of Indonesia). The author includes hundreds of quotes from the world leaders. The author also includes thousands of images/memes/photos/infographics to reinforce the author's analysis and opinions, making this book thousands of pages. Therefore, the author divides his book into several books. Many images/memes will make you laugh. You have to read and prove it ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 717 Pages (57,451 KB)
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Added: Feb 25th, 2020

Abraham, Moses and Elohim by Kerry Barger 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This book attempts to answer the question: "Does God exist?" And if so, "Who or what is He?" Pick almost any random handful of people and pose this question for debate. In all likelihood, there will be those who choose to debate that He does and others who will insist He does not. Such debates have been going on probably as long as mankind has existed. The essence of any debate on this matter is in defining who or what God is. If the same group of people are asked whether or not there is a force or set of forces in the universe which have acted upon it to create life, in all its forms and complexities, there would be no debate. To say that such a force does not exist would be absurd. The question that follows then becomes who or what created life itself? Whether or not we continue to exist as a species is simply a matter of faith. A single cosmic catastrophic event could destroy all life on Earth in an instant. Only a God who can control time and space can save us. There is only ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 255 Pages (575 KB)
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Added: Feb 25th, 2020

Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen 4.7 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 4 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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Added: Feb 25th, 2020

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (Pandora's Box Classics) 4.3 Stars (188 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

"Leviathan" is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes' observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 287 Pages (936 KB)
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Added: Feb 24th, 2020

Confucius Quotes... Vol.25: Motivational & Inspirational Life Quotes by Confucius by The Secret Libraries Price verified 9 hours ago

This book provides a selected collection of 197 quotes from the works of Confucius. "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous" "When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves." "The Superior Man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." Quotes... Vol.25 - Confucius - Published by The SECRET Libraries

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 208 Pages (1,334 KB)
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Added: Feb 24th, 2020

An essay on the principle of population by THOMAS MALTHUS (GIANLUCA) 4.2 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This work has been recognized as the most influential work of his time. A key part of the book has been devoted to what is now known as the law of the people of the Malthus thorn. This theory suggested that rising population rates would contribute to a growing supply of work that would inevitably reduce wages. In essence, Malthus feared that the continued growth of the population would lend themselves to poverty and famine.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 145 Pages (504 KB)
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Added: Feb 23rd, 2020

The Thomas Hobbes Collection by Thomas Hobbes (Steppenwolf Press) Price verified 9 hours ago

Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics, and general philosophy. The Thomas Hobbes Collection by Steppenwolf Press brings together the best writings of the famous philosopher, featuring: Leviathan Behemoth The Art Of Rhetoric and A Dialogue Between A Philosopher & A Student Of The Common Laws Of England

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,151 Pages (1,451 KB)
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Added: Feb 23rd, 2020

Mustard Seed Faith: Mountain-Moving Ideas to Change Your Life by Changing the Lives of Others by Eric Harrison (BAM! Publishing) 5.0 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 14 minutes ago

Overwhelmed by the negativity pervading our society today? Desire to live a life of significance by changing your small corner of the world? Ready to discover and use your gifts to be a person who solves problems rather than complaining about the way about the way things are? In this motivational and action-oriented book, Eric Harrison presents ideas and thoughts that you can implement today that will make the world a better place for tomorrow. In Mustard Seed Faith, you will learn: • How and why Jesus' ancient parable of the Mustard Seed shows that faith, love and devotion are just as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago • Over 30 Mountain-Moving ideas to implement and share with the world Today • Why acting Differently results in ways to Make a Difference every day for the rest of your life • Why the best way to change your life is accomplished by first changing the lives of other people • How to use your GIFTS Right Now to leave a lasting legacy This ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 109 Pages (4,283 KB)
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Added: Feb 23rd, 2020

Essays - First and second series by Ralph Waldo Emerson (GIANLUCA) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours 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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Added: Feb 22nd, 2020

Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen (GIANLUCA) 4.7 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours 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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Added: Feb 22nd, 2020

Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly (elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (207 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours 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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Added: Feb 22nd, 2020

The Myth of Religion & The Common Sense of The Soul by J. William Nash 4.7 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

A gripping work exposing the truth behind the myth of religion, J. William Nash's premiere The Myth of Religion & The Common Sense of the Soul, describes a society deeply in need of awakening. Passionate, deep and thoughtful, The Myth of Religion confronts humanity with the facts about its faith, beliefs, dysfunction and imminent need to change.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 281 Pages (764 KB)
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Added: Feb 22nd, 2020

Self Love Yoga: 369 Days of Evolving with Radical Self Love by Phoebe Del Mar 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Go on a Self Love Yoga journey without ever stepping on the mat!... Unless you really want to! Self love should not be a one-size-fits-all recipe, but a very personal journey as we all have our own individual love languages. A Self Love Yoga Practice can help you do just that! Are you trying to change your reality or use the Law of Attraction to live a more colorful life? This book is a gentle guide to claiming your reality, without the tough love or self-help preach. How do we go about changing our reality when our internal perception of ourselves needs to be healed? By building a practice of self-love yoga. What is self-love yoga? Well, you won't be practicing yoga poses or asanas. Self-love yoga is an integration of Jnana, Raja, and Bhakti yoga practice of commitment to discovering and loving oneself with the aid of affirmations. A self-love yoga practice is not only a mental practice but takes into account the body, heart, and soul. This includes introspection, and actively ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 190 Pages (4,987 KB)
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Added: Feb 22nd, 2020

Discovering Secular Humanism: Questions and Answers for the Novice and the Curious (2nd Edition) by Jimmy Clay (The Evolving Monkey) 4.2 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Secular humanism, do you know what it is? Secular humanism is an ethical philosophy of reason, caring, and hope. It is a social philosophy of the here and now. It is a political philosophy for people and the society they live in. Secular humanism is the philosophical position of our modern world. *** Get out of your thinking rut and try something new! If you think you are a secular humanist or if you are just curious, this humanistic philosophy has the answers that can lead to a new understanding of how we live. Learn what secular humanism is: * What are the different types of humanisms and humanists? * What are the differences between atheism and agnosticism and why they are compatible? * What assumptions do secular humanism makes? * What makes secular humanism a highly ethical system? * Is ethics relative? Why? * Who comes first, the individual or the society? * What is knowledge? * Do we have free will? * Is secular humanism a religion? * And more... Don't just criticize, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 138 Pages (316 KB)
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Added: Feb 21st, 2020

The Man - Made Word or Our Androcentric Culture by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (GIANLUCA) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

CHAPTER I. AS TO HUMANNESS CHAPTER II. THE MAN-MADE FAMILY CHAPTER III. HEALTH AND BEAUTY CHAPTER IV. MEN AND ART CHAPTER V. MASCULINE LITERATURE CHAPTER VI. GAMES AND SPORTS CHAPTER VII. ETHICS AND RELIGION CHAPTER VIII. EDUCATION CHAPTER IX. "SOCIETY" AND "FASHION" CHAPTER X. LAW AND GOVERNMENT CHAPTER XI. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT CHAPTER XII. POLITICS AND WARFARE - WOMAN AND THE STATE CHAPTER XIII. INDUSTRY AND ECONOMICS CHAPTER XIV. A HUMAN WORLD

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 223 Pages (473 KB)
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Added: Feb 21st, 2020

The State of the United States of America by Tony Pow Price verified 8 hours ago

Our budget for 2018 is 4T (1T = 1,000B). Can our government income cover 4T? I propose solutions in this book. We have to balance the budget. It is highly responsible we borrow the money and ask our children and their children to pay for our debts. The US is still leading the world in many areas, but we're declining for sure. Can we turn back the tide? The simple answer is a big YES. However, we have to bit the bullet and understand our weakness and strengths. We need to invest effectively as an individual and as a country. We need to understand the concept of consumption and investing. Going to wars is consumption while building bridges is investing for the country. China has her problems but it has been rising in the last 30 years. She will compete with our high-tech sectors. If you still think they're building crappy products, your dumb nationalism has covered your eyes. I have outlined many global problems including aging population and global economies and provide ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 387 Pages (6,709 KB)
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Added: Feb 21st, 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 6 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

History of american socialism by JOHN HUMPHREY NOYES. (GIANLUCA) Price verified 2 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 10 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 ...

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 4 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 4 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,327 Pages (1,695 KB)
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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

A Cynic Looks at Life by Ambrose Bierce (GIANLUCA) 4.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 6 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 4 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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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III by Matilda Joslyn Gage (GIANLUCA) 3.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours 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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Added: Feb 18th, 2020

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 3 hours ago

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

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 320 Pages (524 KB)
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Added: Feb 17th, 2020

On Benefits : (De Beneficiis) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 182 Pages (591 KB)
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Added: Feb 14th, 2020

Plato Six Pack 2 (Illustrated): The Republic, Timaeus, Critias, Meno and Essay by Plato (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 422 Pages (1,588 KB)
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Added: Feb 12th, 2020

Overcome Yourself: How to Be Human pt. 2 by Jacob Kilgore Price verified 8 hours 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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Added: Feb 12th, 2020

A Man of High Character: How and Why a Christian Should Live by Mitchell White 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 7 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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Added: Feb 12th, 2020

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 3 hours 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 612 Pages (5,051 KB)
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Added: Feb 8th, 2020

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 28 minutes 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 192 Pages (2,176 KB)
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Added: Feb 6th, 2020

Becoming One: Religion, Development, and Environmentalism in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar by Chika Watanabe (University of Hawaii Press) Price verified 6 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 256 Pages (3,211 KB)
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Added: Feb 6th, 2020

Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive by Rebecca Winthrop (Brookings Institution Press) Price verified 4 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 136 Pages (7,155 KB)
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Added: Feb 5th, 2020

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 3 hours 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 241 Pages (549 KB)
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Added: Feb 4th, 2020

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 3 hours 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 114 Pages (4,136 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Feb 4th, 2020

Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies) by Anthony Good (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 7 hours 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 320 Pages (1,972 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Feb 3rd, 2020

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 3 hours 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 254 Pages (635 KB)
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Added: Feb 3rd, 2020

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 6 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 361 Pages (1,716 KB)
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Added: Jan 29th, 2020

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.2 Stars (159 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 107 Pages (462 KB)
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Added: Jan 28th, 2020

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (Integration and Conflict Studies Book 12) by Jacqueline Knörr (Berghahn Books) Price verified 9 hours 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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Added: Jan 28th, 2020
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