"The Art of War" is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC and is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare and it is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China's Seven Military Classics upon the collection's creation in 1080 by Emperor Shenzong of Song, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 37 Pages (272 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
Victimsby J.L. Barkas(Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc.) Price verified 6 hours ago
The classic nonfiction study of crime victims, with a new introduction, updated bibliography, and resource section, based on extensive original research. Includes interviews with primary victims of aggravated assault, rape, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, theft, white-collar crime, cybercrime, and the secondary victims (survivors) of homicide. From the TAMPA TRIBUNE review: "The author takes a searching, compassionate look at victims of crime and provides much-needed insight into the complex, often devastating aftermath for victims, their families and their friends." The author (maiden name of Dr. Jan Yager) has an M.A. in criminal justice and a Ph.D. in sociology. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, where she teaches Victimology, among other courses. For more on the author, go to: www.drjanyager.com
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 250 Pages (2,223 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
The book presents fourteen lectures that were delivered at various universities about the great scholars named in the title. It deals with personal backgrounds of those greats, and with other topics such as social change in religions and universities.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 237 Pages (2,191 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
Social Security: Time for a Life of Leisure
The Guide of Secrets to Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits and Planning Your Retirement
The primary purpose of this book is to provide additional information to all readers about the Social Security. Even though the program has existed since the 1930s, most people still find it difficult to understand some of its aspects. These aspects can play a huge part in how much money they will have at certain age.
This book starts with basics about the Social Security. You will read about what it is, what it refers to, and what is covered by Social Security. Then, historical background will teach you about some of the earliest forms of Social Security in history. Additionally, the evolution of Social Security in the United States is presented with amendments that changed the Social Security Act and made it more convenient for beneficiaries.
To make things easier, the book contains the key facts about Social Security, and who knows maybe some of your beliefs about the program will turn out to be wrong. The book also contains some things you simply have to know about Social Security. Did you know you can claim benefits even when you're divorced? Or when you're divorced but your ex spouse died?
For women, there is a special chapter, which elaborates on the role of women and their part in Social Security. This is an essential topic if we consider the fact that women are still not paid equally as men.
Moreover, this book will reveal some tips and strategies on how to minimize your tax and increase benefits. This guidebook also reveals the true importance of Social Security and provides quality information about Social Security numbers.
What You're Going to Learn:
• What is Social Security & What is Covered By It
• Historical Background
• Social Security Key Facts
• The Things You Have to Know
• Age & COLA
• Benefits & Spouses
• Benefits & Survivors
• Divorce & Benefits
• Why ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 51 Pages (1,893 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
Part 3 of the Beauty Culture Series dives deep into the following topics: body image, media influences, and self-love.
As women, we often forget that we are simply beautiful without making any adjustments to our faces and bodies. We also forget that there are other types of beauty aside from physical beauty. Though these are simple truths, we often live our lives constantly trying to enhance our bodies in some shape or form to be more beautiful and to appear more attractive to ourselves and others. Learn how the culture of beauty may be insidiously affecting you.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 30 Pages (1,454 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
Over the years, many authors have claimed to have "solved" Stonehenge only to have their pet theories fall apart. This book provides a new perspective which really does offer some incredible insights into the minds and intentions of the Stonehenge builders based solely on treating Stonehenge as an intricate puzzle, subject to analysis and partial solution.
The book, entitled Stonehenge Unhinged The Wheel of the Sun, is written for a general audience and consists of a brief overview of Stonehenge, the developments in human thought that led to its construction, a discussion of its components and the history of speculation as to its meaning. This is followed by chapters revealing just how Stonehenge was probably used, at least in a practical, non-ritualistic way, to mark the seasons, track the motions of the moon and even predict lunar eclipses. Throughout, it refrains from interjecting modern thinking into the analysis and tries to let the archeology and the reasonable motivations of its builders drive the interpretation. The result is a striking, straightforward and believable explanation of how numbers were at the base of their insight and were used successfully, if not serendipitously, to achieve an understanding of their cosmos that still echoes today. In fact, we present compelling evidence that amongst the inheritors of the Stonehenge knowledge were such luminaries as Pythagoras and that celebrations such as Halloween and May Day are a direct outgrowth from Stonehenge. 65 illustrations.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 218 Pages (3,626 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
This heartfelt award-winning stage play explores the lives of Venita, Maggie, and Sarah who live in a rundown apartment building in an unnamed American city. Venita is an African-American woman who has been ostracized from her family for marrying a white man named George. Maggie endures a loveless marriage and within ten years gives birth to five children. Sarah desires a life of picture-perfect glamour and excitement and has married her high school sweetheart Jimmy. After a few brushes with reality, Sarah becomes dismayed with her predictable life and slips into a crippling depression. Over the course of 34 years, Venita, Maggie, and Sarah confront social and political issues as they fight to assert their identity and protect their friendship.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 68 Pages (1,062 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
Vampires in films are often portrayed as night-active creatures, and spend the day in the comfort and safety, resting in their coffins. But how well does this picture match vampirists and how do you know if someone is one? Perhaps there are reasons to suspect if the person in question constantly wears sunglasses, gets easily tanned and looks almost rudely young for their age. There exists a flurry of lists to check off if vampirism is suspected, thus, opinions are split as to what the state means and what criteria to be met.
The author will guide you through various definitions of what a real vampire is, and how come they claim to be among us. This book will also bring up different vampiric activities, authentic violent crimes, diseases, research and religious communities - everything you always wanted to know about vampires!
This book is not about how the vampire has been portrayed in fiction through history. This is also not a book about the supernatural vampire that has frightened humanity through the ages. The books theme is about alive and breathing humans who have made vampirism a part of their lifestyle. They call themselves real vampires.
"Fascinating, interesting and well written!"
(Jenniesboklista.com, Swedish book blogger and reviewer)
Chapter 1: A historical review
Chapter 2: To define the vampirist
Chapter 3: Clinical vampirism
Chapter 4: 'Vampire drag' and vampirology
Chapter 5: How a vampirist is made
Chapter 6: Blood drinking vampirists
Chapter 7: Psychic vampirists
Chapter 8: Religious vampirists
Chapter 9: Vampirists who commit murder
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 217 Pages (2,580 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
After the New Year, Jenna Hayward regretfully accepted that she had waited too long to leave Jacksonville for her father's Arizona ranch. An unknown benefactor provided buses for the stragglers last minute exodus. While she waited to board with the other doubters, her sister, Laura, and father, Steve toiled along with the rest of the camp dwellers, attempting to turn the barren desert into a homestead.
At the end of book #1, as they tried to settle in to a new life, waves of pandemonium hitting the camp became the new normal. The camp dwellers asked themselves if they'd found asylum in the desert, or was the illusion of safety a flimsy veil?
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 207 Pages (437 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020
In his classic Heaven and Hell, Swedenborg takes the reader on a journey through the afterlife, describing the spiritual world in intricate detail. Our Life after Death is a collection of writings from that volume that focus specifically on what happens to us as we cross over and what we experience as new souls in the world of spirits, where we prepare to find our soul's permanent home.
Swedenborg tells us that it is not God who judges people and send them to either heaven or hell, but rather it is we who judge ourselves. In this book Swedenborg reveals the process by which people confront who they were on earth, discover their true selves, and use that self-knowledge to discover their final home in the afterlife.
An introduction by near-death researcher Dr. Kenneth Ring draws parallels between Swedenborg's experiences and those of millions of modern people who have had near-death experiences. This book provides a brief but thought-provoking introduction to Swedenborg's afterlife for those who want to delve deeper into this fascinating subject.
What the World of Spirits is
Each of Us is Inwardly a Spirit
Our Revival from Death
After Death, We Are in a Fully Human Form
We Leave Nothing Behind except Our Earthly Body
What We Are Like after Death
Our First State after Death
Our Second State after Death
Our Third State after Death
It is Not as Hard as People Think It is to Live a Life That Leads to Heaven
Appendix: Children in Heaven
About Emanuel Swedenborg
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 74 Pages (575 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 27th, 2020