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

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

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

1000 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES: Daily Inspirational and Motivational Quotations by Famous People About Life, Love, and Success (for work, business, for ... by Joseph Hampton 4.7 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for".© -Socrates Throughout human history, great leaders have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and to shape the course of destiny. "1000 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES. Daily Inspirational and Motivational Quotations by Famous People About Life, Love, and Success" is an invaluable tool for business leaders, coaches, writers, public speakers, or anyone who wishes to improve their communication skills, motivate and inspire people. This book is the collection of most powerful words ever used by the greatest minds around the world. It contains the best of the wisdom they got during their lives. Some of the highlighted leaders are on the pages of this masterpiece, including: • John D. Rockefeller • John Kennedy • Lao Tzu • Margaret Sanger • Margaret Thatcher • Muhammad Ali • Napoleon Bonaparte • Oprah Winfrey • Princess Diana • Pythagoras • Richard Branson • Robert Kiyosaki • Socrates • Steve Jobs... ... and many others will guide you through your amazing adventure. This Quotes Book including: ? quote of the day; ? happiness quotes; ? daily motivational quotes; ? best quotes; ? positive quotes ? inspirational quotes; ? motivational quotes; ? life quotes; ? short quotes; ? famous quotes; Are you ready for the transformation? So, what are you waiting for? Just Scroll up, Click on "Buy now with 1-Click ®" and Start Your Journey Today! Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle version for FREE Tags: Positive quotes, quotes for woman, quotes of wisdom, uplifting quotes, inspirational quotes, famous quotes about life, inspirational sayings, encouraging quotes, inspirational messages, daily inspirational quotes, motivational sayings, inspirational quotes, great quotes, motivational quotes, inspirational quotes about life, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 176 Pages (2,715 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Imploded Lives: A Heist Thriller by David P. Warren (Creativia) 4.8 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

When two masked men take a busy Los Angeles bank in broad daylight, police, SWAT and the media cover every visible angle of the bank. Despite hundreds of eyes on the bank, nearly a million dollars - and the robbers themselves - vanish without a trace. LAPD detectives Stacey Gray and Jeff Butler begin to investigate the logic-defying case with no clues and little evidence. Soon, life-changing secrets are exposed and their worlds turn upside down. Who are the robbers - and where is the money? Praise: "Well-written caper novel. Held my interest all the way." "Unique intersection between local law enforcement and the FBI taking into account moral and ethical dilemmas along the way. Fast-paced entertainment." "The topic is current and the characters interesting. A great read."

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 289 Pages (2,917 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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

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

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

Have We Been Screwed? Trading Freedom for Fairy Tales by Teresa Roberts 4.4 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

We live in a world of myths, fairy tales and cultural expectations. It has always been so. Because Teresa was raised in a religious cult, she realized this at a very young age. When she decided to leave home, she was excommunicated from the family. With no money in her pocket, no driver's license, no car, no job, no friends and no family, she ventured out from a closed society into the civilian world to make a life for herself. Teresa soon discovered that the world at large insisted upon conformity. She had managed to get over the first major hurdle, the religious indoctrination of her childhood, but that was just the beginning of what has turned out to be an entire lifetime of myth-busting. As a result, she has questioned most of what many people take for granted. Marriage, romance, childbirth, jobs, debt, holidays and the American Dream are all carefully examined. Do you feel frustrated by the lack of options in your life? Does it seem like you've been handed a role to play that doesn't match your true self? Are you questioning the culturally approved ways of doing things? Teresa is here to show you that there are thousands of ways to live your life, many of them taking place simultaneously all over the world. She invites you to follow her irreverent journey and maybe even consider becoming a myth buster yourself. It's a big job and there's plenty of work for everybody.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 259 Pages (1,833 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The New Mrs D: An Uplifting, Anti-Romantic Comedy by Heather Hill 4.1 Stars (352 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

An Amazon No1 Best Seller! After Shirley Valentine, after The First Wives Club and hot on the naked heels of Calendar Girls... there was The New Mrs D! 'Wine-spittingly, chocolate-chokingly brilliant! Hill is the Tom Sharpe of her era! Genuinely laugh out loud funny with great writing and a plot to keep you hooked. Buy it, read it - but if like me you are of a certain age, do so with an empty bladder." - Amanda Prowse, author Four days into their honeymoon in Greece, Bernice and David Dando have yet to consummate their marriage and after having accepted his almost non-existent desire for sex throughout the relationship, Bernice finally discovers the reason; he is addicted to porn. Learning that the love of her life chooses the cheap thrill of fantasy over her is devastating but then, 'every man does it; it's just looking, right?' If she leaves the relationship because of virtual adultery, will she be labelled as pathological, overreacting, or even worse, frigid? When funny, feisty, forty-something Bernice plans the adventure trip of a lifetime, she doesn't expect to be spending it alone. But as it turns out, unintentionally contributing to a Greek fish explosion, nude karaoke and hilarious misadventures with volcanoes are exactly what she needs to stop fretting about errant husbands and really start living. But when Mr D tries to win her back, Bernice has a decision to make: is this a holiday from her humdrum life, or the start of a whole new adventure? "The New Mrs D is a refreshing, sharp-witted and empowering romp that reflects real life, delves into unspoken about subjects and slaps the reader in the face with honesty." Fleur Ferris, author It is a story about one woman's midlife awakening... on her honeymoon alone. ??? Praise For The New Mrs D "A very funny and touching book from a brilliant new voice in women's fiction." - Jon Rance, author "Heather Hill is a very funny lady." - Ben Hatch, author "... a humorous and cleverly written story ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 257 Pages (2,995 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Republic by Plato (Clydesdale) 4.4 Stars (1,458 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of intellectuals such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our intellectual history through the words of the exceptional few. Originating in approximately 380 BC, Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by famed Greek philosopher Plato. Often referred to as Plato's masterwork, Republic's central goal is to define the ideal state. By conceptualizing this model state, Greeks believed it would lead states formed with its principles in mind to function the most efficiently and fairly, striving toward justice and the greater good of society. This edition includes a foreword by British American philosopher and Plato expert Simon Blackburn. Widely read around the world by philosophy students and academics alike, Plato's Republic is sure to pass on its invaluable lessons and enlighten the next generation of thinkers.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 281 Pages (952 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2014 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (89 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

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

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

The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

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

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

The CIA World Factbook 2017 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

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

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

Accessing the Media: How to Get Good Press by Jill Osborn (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Accessing the Media takes the reader behind the scenes to understand how best to work with press to get publicity. Perfect for politicians, business leaders, lobbyists, and media junkies, this reference provides an insider's look at how the modern newsroom works, detailing the different roles of reporters, editors, and producers. Readers will learn how to forge relationships with media personnel in television, radio, print, and the web to craft the press coverage they want. Award-winning journalist Jill Osborn exposes the three strategic steps that must be used to gain favorable coverage with the media at just the right time. She gives you the inside scoop on how to think like a national or local journalist so you can control the headlines. And she even provides sample press releases to help shape your message. When reading Accessing the Media, you will have a personal media consultant without the cost of hiring one. Whether you are running for office, looking to improve visibility for your business, or simply want a deeper understanding of what you see and read in the news, Accessing the Media is the perfect guide to getting your story out to the world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 178 Pages (4,305 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply by Mark Schapiro (Hot Books) 5.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Sun. Soil. Water. Seed. These are the primordial ingredients for the most essential activity of all on earth: growing food. All of these elements are being changed dramatically under the pressures of corporate consolidation of the food chain, which has been accelerating just as climate change is profoundly altering the conditions for growing food. In the midst of this global crisis, the fate of our food has slipped into a handful of the world's largest companies. Food Chained will bring home what this corporate stranglehold is doing to our daily diet, from the explosion of genetically modified foods to the rapid disappearance of plant varieties to the elimination of independent farmers who have long been the bedrock of our food supply. Food Chained will touch many nerves for readers, including concerns about climate change, chronic drought in essential farm states like California, the persistence of the junk food culture, the proliferation of GMOs, and the alarming domination of the seed market and our very life cycle by global giants like Monsanto. But not all is bleak when it comes to the future of our food supply. Food Chained will also present hopeful stories about farmers, consumer groups, and government agencies around the world that are resisting the tightening corporate squeeze on our food chain.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 192 Pages (2,307 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Pinot Noir: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 2) by Lorraine Evanoff 5.0 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

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

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

The CIA World Factbook 2012 by The Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (39 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

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

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

No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too) by Jimmy LaSalvia (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the GOP Is Out of Touch with Americans Today and Why More Voters Should Consider “No Party" No Hope is for disaffected conservatives and moderates as well as liberals who are fed up with the political party system. Forty-three percent of Americans now identify as Independents. Many of them are right of center and used to be Republicans. In No Hope, former Republican Jimmy LaSalvia, cofounder of GOProud, which was one of the highest-profile gay political organizations, will share what he did to ignite change in the Republican Party. But ultimately LaSalvia determined there was no hope that conservatives would evolve on important cultural issues—revealing the party as an untenable coalition that includes the tolerance of bigotry. No Hope chronicles Jimmy's evolution from team-player Republican to free-thinking Independent and includes entertaining stories and anecdotes about some of the biggest names in politics today, including Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, Roger Ailes, Reince Priebus, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and others. No Hope also exposes some of the ugliest anti-gay operators in Washington, DC. In early 2014, Jimmy announced his resignation from the Republican Party and changed his voter registration to join the new majority of Independent voters, receiving significant media attention. Now, in No Hope, he tells all and, in the most entertaining outing in political book history, breaks apart the current two-party system to energize democracy.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 240 Pages (6,952 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons (Little Red Books) by Donald J. Palmisano (Skyhorse) 4.9 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

In the weeks following the presidential election, the question of what truly makes a good leader is on everyone's mind. Anyone can claim to be a leader in times of calm, but crisis situations separate the true visionaries from the false ones. Recent events in global affairs make it increasingly apparent that nations must cultivate and encourage true leaders -- and eschew false ones -- if they hope to survive. In the wake of the election, Americans are curious to see how our leaders in government will handle the economic and diplomatic challenges of leading our country. Fortunately, effective leadership is a skill that can be taught, especially through the study of exemplary figures of the past. Donald J. Palmisano explores the vital qualities that every American should look for in a leader by gleaning lessons from great figures throughout history. By analyzing the wisdom of famous leaders, readers will learn about the importance of courage, persistence, decisiveness, and communication as the foundation of a strong leader. The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons, with quotes from antiquity to the present, provides crucial advice for those who aspire to become effective leaders in any position.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 257 Pages (6,640 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World: A New Generation’s Handbook to Being Yourself and Living with Purpose by Alison Lea Sher (Skyhorse) 4.8 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

A guide and blueprint to a purposeful millennial existence -- and how we can make a difference. What does it mean to be a millennial in this chaotic world? Beyond Snapchat and Tinder, the consumerist culture we've inherited, and quarter-life crises, can a millennial aspire to more? Alison Lea Sher argues, yes, we can! Packing herself up in an RV, Sher embarks on a road trip in hopes of starting a conversation about what it means to grow up in America, post-Great Recession. Interviewing 150 of her millennial peers as they begin their adult lives -- from kids heading straight to Wall Street after college to those sleeping on it -- Sher asks: "Who are you; what should you do; and how can you step into your destiny as a stakeholder in society?" The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World is a one-of-a-kind ethnographic study on the spotlighted millennial generation, as told by millennials -- the largest generation in US history that is now transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. As millennials embark on a young adult quest during a frightening time, how can they enlist the idealism, values, and resistance politics they are so well-known for to discover a sense of self and purpose? Learn how to: • "Adult" -- and not in the way society defines it • Ride the technology revolution, instead of letting it ride you • Be ethical, inclusive, and sex-positive in your relationships • Resist the corporate oligarchy we live in • Recognize privilege, embrace diversity, and fight for equality • Save the earth, literally With intimate stories, ethnographic research, and practical tips, The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World will inspire every young person, showing them how to optimize their coming-of-age potential in a world that desperately needs it.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 290 Pages (624 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Animal Energies: Interpreting the Messages and Warnings of Animals by Gary Buffalo Horn Man (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

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

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

Architecture of a Technodemocracy: How Technology and Democracy Can Revolutionize Governments, Empower the 100%, and End the 1% System by Jason M. Hanania (technodemocracy.us) 4.5 Stars (82 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The world is primed for radical changes in government where each of us has an equal voice and all are held accountable. In Architecture of a Technodemocracy, Hanania provides a detailed blueprint on how to leverage current government processes, communications systems, and blockchain security to take the next step in the evolution of human government. By harnessing technology that already exists, we can nonviolently reshape our respective governments. The cooperation of modern politicians is not a requirement. A technodemocracy can be created without spending any tax dollars, passing any new laws, or otherwise turning to career politicians for leadership. Like Bitcoin, technodemocracy uses readily available technologies to decentralize power from the 1% to the 100%. Its principles can be applied to any nation. Despite being drafted more than 200 years ago, the Constitution enables a U.S. technodemocratic republic. No nation in history has ever had such an absolute straightaway to a 100% democratic government -- the opportunity to revolutionize society, economy, and environment without using violence. Through illustrations, examples, and analogies, Architecture of a Technodemocracy provides an elegantly simple method for decentralizing power to 100% of the American people and, in the process, ending the U.S. political party system. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jason M. Hanania is an attorney, an engineer, and a former U.S. government employee. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016 as the first technodemocratic candidate. PREFACE In 2016, I ran for the U.S. Senate as the first technodemocratic candidate. During that process, I received hundreds of questions. Architecture of a Technodemocracy answers those questions. This book is organized into four parts: I. Government Requirements II. Legal Requirements III. Technical Requirements IV. Social Requirements Democracy requires that the four powers of government be decentralized equally to those governed. Part I looks at ...

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

Welcome to Afghanistan by Jay Buckner 4.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

The trials and tribulations of a contractor assigned to pull off an agriculture fair in Herat, Afghanistan. 20,000 Afghans showed up. It worked. Candid, opinionated, outspoken.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 136 Pages (395 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 31st, 2020

Ignite Female Change Makers: Dynamic Women Making an Exceptional Difference for the Future of Women Around the World by JB Owen (JBO Global) 4.6 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

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

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

Aristotle: The Complete Works by Aristotle (Complete Works Editions) 4.7 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Aristotle (384-322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, once called his writing style "a river of gold;" and his scope of thought and subsequent influence on the study of science, logic, philosophical discourse, and theology has led many to dub him "The Philosopher." Contents: Part 1: Logic (Organon) Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill On Interpretation, translated by E. M. Edghill Prior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. Jenkinson Posterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. Mure Topics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge Sophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge Part 2: Universal Physics Physics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye On the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. Stocks On Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. Joachim Meteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster Part 3: Human Physics On the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. Smith On Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. Beare On Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. Beare On Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. Beare On Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare On Prophesying by Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare On Longevity and Shortness of Life, translated by G. R. T. Ross On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration, translated by G. R. T. Ross Part 4: Animal Physics The History of Animals (9 Books), translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson On the Parts of Animals (4 Books), translated by William Ogle On the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson On the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson On the Generation of Animals (5 Books), translated by Arthur Platt Part 5: Metaphysics (15 Books), translated by W. D. Ross Part 6: Ethics and Politics Nicomachean Ethics ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 2,926 Pages (3,383 KB)
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Added: May 29th, 2020

Stoic Six Pack (Illustrated): Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Golden Sayings, Fragments and Discourses of Epictetus, Letters from a Stoic and The ... by Marcus Aurelius (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.2 Stars (98 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. Stoic Six Pack brings together the six essential texts of Stoic Philosophy: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius The Golden Sayings of Epictetus Fragments of Epictetus Selected Discourses of Epictetus Seneca's Letters from a Stoic The Enchiridion of Epictetus In addition to these six master texts, there is also: *Biography of Marcus Aurelius. *Link to free audio recording of Seneca's Letters. *Seneca Image gallery. *Epictetus Image gallery. For students of Stoicism, there is the convenience of having all six texts in one searchable volume. People new to the ideas of Zeno, Seneca, Aurelius et al could ask for no better introduction than this awesome anthology. *Two image galleries. *Dynamic Table of Contents.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 520 Pages (2,537 KB)
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Added: May 26th, 2020

Theodicy: Essays of Theodicy on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (e-artnow) 3.8 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

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

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

The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin (Caramna Corporation) 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

The Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin was the world's foremost spokesman of anarchism at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. The Conquest of Bread is his most detailed description of the ideal society, embodying anarchist communism, and of the social revolution that was to achieve it.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 184 Pages (329 KB)
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Added: May 16th, 2020

The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine (Green World Classics) 4.7 Stars (250 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Rights of Man, his greatest and most widely read work, is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism. The first part of this document, dedicated to George Washington, appeared in 1791. Defending the early events of the French Revolution, it spoke on behalf of democracy, equality, and a new European order. Part Two, which appeared the following year, is perhaps Paine's finest example of political pamphleteering and an exemplary work that supported social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms. Written in the language of common speech, Rights of Man was a sensation in the United States, defended by many who agreed with Paine's defense of republican government; but in Britain, it was labeled by Parliament as highly seditious, causing the government to suppress it and prosecute the British-born Paine for treason. Regarded by historian E. P. Thompson as the "foundation-text for the English working-class movement," this much-read and much-studied book remains an inspiring, rational work that paved the way for the growth and development of radical traditions in American and British society.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 137 Pages (511 KB)
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Added: May 15th, 2020

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (Green World Classics) 3.6 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

"The Age of Reason" is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text". It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. The Age of Reason is divided into three sections. In Part I, Paine outlines his major arguments and personal creed. In Parts II and III he analyzes specific portions of the Bible in order to demonstrate that it is not the revealed word of God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 101 Pages (321 KB)
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Added: May 14th, 2020
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