In the tradition of Hamilton and Angels in America, a powerful, politically charged, dystopian drama that couldn't be more timely.
Written in a "white-hot fury" on the eve of the 2016 election, the stunning new play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan is creating a nationwide sensation. Bypassing the usual development path for plays, it has been signed up to open in five theaters across America in a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, starting in Los Angeles (March) and Denver (April) and continuing in the Washington, DC, area, Tucson, and Miami, with more productions to follow, including in Santa Fe and New York City.
Building the Wall lays out in a harrowing drama the consequences of Donald Trump's anti-immigration campaign rhetoric turned into federal policy. Two years from now, that policy has resulted in the mass round-up of millions of illegal aliens, with their incarceration overflowing into private prisons and camps ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 128 Pages (717 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Natalie Vellacott took a two-year break from her job with Sussex Police and joined the Logos Hope Christian missionary ship. The ship, staffed by volunteers from sixty-five different countries, was sailing the waters of Asia. Natalie began by serving visitors in the mayhem of the International Café before moving to the isolated recesses of the ship's dangerous freezers as store-keeper. Having fallen in love with a group of street teens addicted to solvents in the Philippines, she ended her commitment as administrator of the largest floating book-fair in the world. Join Natalie on her often hilarious adventures amidst an inevitable multitude of cultural catastrophes as she attempts to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people she encounters along the way.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 296 Pages (842 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
"Provides scholars with a historical lens from which to view the higher education of black women... [and] how one generation of black women benefited from the work and sacrifices of the prior generation."--Adah L. Ward Randolph, Ohio University
"Keen historical and theoretical observation of African American women's relationship to educational institutions in the United States."--Heidi Lasley Barajas, University of Minnesota
Evans chronicles the stories of African American women who struggled for and won access to formal education, beginning in 1850, when Lucy Stanton, a student at Oberlin College, earned the first college diploma conferred on an African American woman. In the century between the Civil War and the civil rights movement, a critical increase in black women's educational attainment mirrored unprecedented national growth in American education. Evans reveals how black women demanded space as students and asserted their voices as educators--despite such barriers as ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 281 Pages (2,095 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Explore the Captivating History of Ancient Egypt
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Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating and sophisticated civilizations in the known history. The Ancient Egyptians are remembered by their gods, pyramids, pharaohs, mummification, hieroglyphs, agriculture and much more.
This book reveals the secrets of the captivating world of Ancient Egypt, the intriguing stories of its celebrities, such as the Akhenaten, Ramses the Great, Queen Cleopatra, and the boy-king Tut. You'll learn about mighty gods and the magical link between the Sun and the people of Egypt, and explore the horrendous burial rituals that warranted a safe path to the afterlife. Find out the secrets of one of the most magnificent societies that ever existed and discover why it still manages to seize the attention of the world.
Some of the topics covered in this book include:
• Who Were Ancient Egyptians -- Their Origins, History, and Geography
• Who Held the Power: The Social ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 124 Pages (9,824 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
The book addresses a timely issue that attracts both researchers and policy-makers: the factors explaining early retirement. The study uses cutting-edge methodology to produce fresh empirical evidence that sheds a new light on the processes of leaving work and challenges occasionally the conventional wisdom on the cross-national differences in retirement ages.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 329 Pages (7,678 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
SOUL AND CELL AND THE DEVOLUTIONAL MODEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS: THE RECONCILIATION OF PRENATAL-PERINATAL AND TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Prenatal spirituality and the devolutional model of consciousness compelled by it envision a revolution in child development, parenting, mental health, and spirituality. Falls from Grace presents such a radical theory of consciousness, evolution, stages of life, purpose of life, human nature, and the human species.
Reporting on the latest understandings from consciousness research and experiential explorations into the human mind, it discloses awareness extending into womb and cellular states -- sperm, egg, zygote, and blastocyst, for example -- and even before conception. It is a comprehensive understanding, which basically turns everything we think is true on its head. Still, in doing so, it reveals previously unacknowledged positive and joyful possibilities of our human potential and indicates exactly where we need to apply our efforts to realize ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 328 Pages (824 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
The LOGOS LIFE
Asian adventures, cultural catastrophes, help and hope, on-board the world's largest floating book-fair!
THEY'RE RUGBY BOYS, DON'T YOU KNOW?
A true account of a Christian missionary seeking to share Jesus with the street teens abusing solvents in Olongapo City in the Philippines.
A MISSIONARY IN MANILA
A former detective investigates claims that "It's more fun in the Philippines!"
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 663 Pages (1,478 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
One's worldview is the framework within which one interprets the past, acts in the present, and prepares for the future. It determines one's character and behavior -- at work, and home, and with one's neighbor. The reader is invited to consider their existence, purpose, and destiny in light of a number of worldviews -- including Existential, Darwinian, and Biblical worldviews. The author had a career as a research and development scientist, whose own worldview of origins shifted from one of Darwinian evolution to Biblical creation after looking at the data around him and coming to know Jesus. Topics examined include theories of origins, intelligent design, fossils, measures of time, knowledge and information, good vs. evil, and the metaphysical.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 107 Pages (1,425 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
"The Prince" is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 63 Pages (443 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 67 Pages (967 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
In the only complete history of Florida's American Beach to date, Marsha Dean Phelts draws together personal interviews, photos, newspaper articles, memoirs, maps, and official documents to reconstruct the character and traditions of Amelia Island's 200-acre African American community. In its heyday, when other beaches grudgingly provided only limited access, black vacationers traveled as many as 1,000 miles down the east coast of the United States and hundreds of miles along the Gulf coast to a beachfront that welcomed their business.
Beginning in 1781 with the Samuel Harrison homestead on the southern end of Amelia Island, Phelts traces the birth of the community to General Sherman's Special Field Order No. 15, in which the Union granted many former Confederate coastal holdings, including Harrison's property, to former slaves. She then follows the lineage of the first African American families known to have settled in the area to descendants remaining there today, including those ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 200 Pages (20,130 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell.
Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush.
American Made rips the roof off Bush and Clinton's complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.
"American Made really captures the big picture of my dad's story" - Aaron Seal, Barry Seal's son
"A conspiracy of the grandest magnitude" - Congressman Bill Alexander on the Mena affair
Shaun Attwood's WAR ON DRUGS SERIES - PABLO ESCOBAR, AMERICAN MADE, WE ARE BEING LIED TO and THE CALI CARTEL - are harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 368 Pages (2,807 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Since the election, I've been in mourning for Hillary Clinton. Her loss has shaken me to the core. I sleep fitfully. I've gained five pounds. I dread going to work. I am afraid to watch television.
I am not a professional writer. I'm not even a writer. I text, I tweet, I link. I like. But I just can't vent my feelings any other way than through words.
Words, words, words.
I am a woman of few words.
If you are expecting a well-written, professionally organized and edited e-book, I apologize.
A quick read with an open mind is all that I require... and maybe a lot of pondering and re-hashing.
A short engaging discourse to me is not specifically meant to be outright political or tied to any specific moral view point as much as it is directing your eyes to what is the GOOD we fail to see in everything around us.
It might come off as arrogant to some, but I see it more like speaking a heart-felt truth and maybe a bit as a commiseration with friends like you.
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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 13 Pages (4,705 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
A revolution is underway in archaeology. Working at the cutting edge of genetic and molecular technologies, researchers have been probing the building blocks of ancient life-DNA, proteins, fats-to rewrite our understanding of the past. Their discoveries (including a Mitochondrial Eve, the woman from whom all modern humans descend) and analyses have helped revise the human genealogical tree and answer such questions as: How different are we from the Neanderthals? Who first domesticated horses and ancient grasses? What was life like for our ancestors? Here is science at its most engaging.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 279 Pages (1,000 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020