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Miles in Love PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

Miles in Love

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 1618246461
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Page : 880 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 663 Readers
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Komarr¾Miles Vorkosigan is sent to Komarr, a planet that could be a garden with a thousand more years of terraforming; or an uninhabitable wasteland, if the terraforming project fails. The solar mirror vital to the project has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course, and Miles has been sent to find out if it was an accident, or sabotage. But once there, he uncovers a plot that could exile him from Barrayar forever¾and discovers an unexpected ally, one with wounds as deep and honor as beleaguered as his own. A Civil Campaign¾On Komarr, Miles met the beautiful Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson, who has no intention of getting married after the heartbreak and betrayal of her first experience. But Miles has a cunning plan to change her mind. Unfortunately his clone-brother Mark and his cousin Ivan have cunning plans of their own, and the three- way collision of cunning plans threatens to undo Miles's brilliant romantic strategy. "Winterfair Gifts"¾Miles and Ekaterin make elaborate preparations for their wedding. But Miles has an enemy who is plotting to turn the romantic ceremony into a festival of death. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Bujold continues to prove what marvels genius can create out of basic space operatics."¾Booklist "Georgette Heyer has met her match for intrigue and STYLE!" ¾Anne McCaffrey

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 1618249592
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 350 Readers
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Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life of a staff officer to a Barrayaran admiral. Ivan, cousin to Imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere, leaving Ivan to enjoy his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, Ivan's chivalrous nature takes over. It seems danger and adventures have once more found Captain Vorpatril. Tej Arqua and her half-sister and servant Rish are fleeing the violent overthrow of their clan on free-for-all planet Jackson's Whole. Now it seems Tej may possess a hidden secret of which even she may not be aware. It's a secret that could corrupt the heart of a highly regarded Barayarran family and provide the final advantage for the thugs who seek to overthrow Tej's homeworld. But none of Tej's formidable adversaries have counted on Ivan Vorpatril. For behind Ivan's faade of wry and self effacing humor lies a true and cunning protector who will never leave a distressed lady in the lurch¾up to and including making the ultimate sacrifice to keep her from harm: the treasured and hardwon freedom from his own fate as a scion of Barrayar. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 1625794800
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 337 Readers
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A NEW NOVEL IN THE AWARD WINNING SERIES FROM MULTIPLE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD! Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan returns to the planet that changed her destiny. FUTURE TENSE Three years after her famous husbands death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways hed never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his career. Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregors key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry, into a mystery he never anticipated _ his own mother. Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this sparkling science-fiction social comedy, as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules, and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Lois McMaster Bujolds Vorkosigan Saga: _Fans have been clamoring for Hugo-winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot.îÊPublishers Weekly on Cryoburn _Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character developmentÑ[E]normously satisfying.îÊPublishers Weekly. _One of sfs outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.îÊBooklist _. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .îÊLocus About Vorkosigan series entry Captain Vorpatril's Alliance: _. . .this may be one of the most anticipated and long-awaited entries to Bujolds acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years fans have clamored for Ivan Vorpatrils story, and at last Bujold delivers something that will both thrill the devoted audience and entrance new readers . . . Longtime readers will love seeing a new side of Ivan as well as hearing his views on many of the series characters. New readers can enjoy Ivans story on its own . . . Essential for all SF collections and a must-read for Bujold and Vorkosigan fans.îÊBooklist About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity: _Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes. . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.îÊPublishers Weekly The Vorkosigan Series in Story-based Chronological Order Falling Free Shards of Honor Barrayar The Warrior's Apprentice The Vor Game Cetaganda Ethan of Athos Borders of Infinity Brothers in Arms Mirror Dance Memory Komarr A Civil Campaign Diplomatic Immunity Captain Vorpatril's Alliance CryoBurn Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

A Civil Contract PDF Book By Georgette Heyer

A Civil Contract

  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • ISBN Code: : 1402269587
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 552 Readers
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"A five-star job of sheerly delightful romance writing."- Chicago Sunday Tribune Can the wrong bride become the perfect wife? Adam Deveril, the new Viscount Lynton, is madly in love with the beautiful Julia Oversley. But he has returned from the Peninsular War to find his family on the brink of ruin and his ancestral home mortgaged to the hilt. He has little choice when he is introduced to Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a City man of apparently unlimited wealth and no social ambitions for himself-but with his eyes firmly fixed on a suitable match for his only daughter, the quiet and decidedly plain Jenny Chawleigh. What Readers Say: "Heyer always writes brilliantly and is capable of conveying the deepest emotions in the briefest of phrases and subtlest dialogue." "One of Heyer's most skillfully written novels." "Has all of Heyer's usual wit, vivid characters, and attention to detail." "One of my very favourite Heyers - and one of her most profound. Wise and heartwarming." "Thoughtful and thought-provoking ... reveals depths to Heyer's writing." "Truly a gem." Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.

The Guns of the South PDF Book By Harry Turtledove

The Guns of the South

  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN Code: : 0307792358
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Page : 576 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 585 Readers
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"It is absolutely unique--without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read." Professor James M. McPherson Pultizer Prize-winning BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM January 1864--General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower. Then, Andries Rhoodie, a strange man with an unplaceable accent, approaches Lee with an extraordinary offer. Rhoodie demonstrates an amazing rifle: Its rate of fire is incredible, its lethal efficiency breathtaking--and Rhoodie guarantees unlimited quantitites to the Confederates. The name of the weapon is the AK-47.... Selected by the Science Fiction Book Club A Main Selection of the Military Book Club

Why We Can't Wait PDF Book By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why We Can't Wait

  • Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 0807001139
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 481 Readers
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Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963 On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders’ criticism of the campaign. The resulting piece of extraordinary protest writing, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” was widely circulated and published in numerous periodicals. After the conclusion of the campaign and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, King further developed the ideas introduced in the letter in Why We Can’t Wait, which tells the story of African American activism in the spring and summer of 1963. During this time, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by King, Fred Shuttlesworth, and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. Often applauded as King’s most incisive and eloquent book, Why We Can’t Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. Disappointed by the slow pace of school desegregation and civil rights legislation, King observed that by 1963—during which the country celebrated the one-hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation—Asia and Africa were “moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political independence but we still creep at a horse-and-buggy pace.” King examines the history of the civil rights struggle, noting tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality, and asserts that African Americans have already waited over three centuries for civil rights and that it is time to be proactive: “For years now, I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This ‘Wait’ has almost always meant ‘Never.’ We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.’”

The Tyranny of Merit PDF Book By Michael J. Sandel

The Tyranny of Merit

  • Author: Michael J. Sandel
  • ISBN Code: : 0374720991
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 804 Readers
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A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020 The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.

Cryoburn PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

Cryoburn

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 1618247905
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 736 Readers
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Miles Vorkosigan is back! Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove¾hes been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp¾an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future¾attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles to check it out. On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of generation past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to re-write her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning Dont mess with the secretary. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping¾something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isnt due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle¾of trouble! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). _Fresh, intriguing, and, as always with Lois McMaster Bujold, superb.Ó ¾Robert Jordan _It is such a delight to read something by such a good writer, who now seems to be writing at the height of her powers. . . . I really have seldom enjoyed a book so much . . . I couldnt turn the pages fast enough.Ó ¾Diana Wynne Jones _Living breathing characters who inhabit unusual yet believable worlds.Ó ¾Jean Auel _Bujold successfully mixes quirky humor with just enough action, a dab of feminist social commentary and her usual superb character development . . . enormously satisfying.Ó ¾Publishers Weekly _One of sfs outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.Ó ¾Booklist _Excellently done . . . Bujold has always excelled at creating forceful characters and she does it here again.Ó ¾Denver Post _. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .Ó ¾Locus

The Liberal Redneck Manifesto PDF Book By Trae Crowder,Corey Ryan Forrester,Drew Morgan

The Liberal Redneck Manifesto

  • Author: Trae Crowder,Corey Ryan Forrester,Drew Morgan
  • ISBN Code: : 1501160419
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 121 Readers
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The Liberal Rednecks—a Southern-based stand-up comedy group known for their scathing political satire—celebrate all that’s good about Dixie while leading a progressive revolution toward a New South. The American South is home to some of the best music, cuisine, athletics, whiskey, and weather the country has to offer, but its reputation as a haven for its “right-wing, Bible-beatin’, assault-rifle-totin’” citizens precedes it—and, according to the Liberal Rednecks, rightfully so. Yet, as they explain it, the situation in the South is far more complex than “hypocritical, nose-up-in-the-air Yankees” give it credit for. And they should know—they are native sons. Whip-smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks are lifelong, down-home Southern boys who aren’t afraid to call out the outdated traditions and intolerant attitudes of their native land—while also shining a proud light on the most misunderstood region of the country. Their mission: to provide a manifesto for young progressives south of the Mason-Dixon line to rise up and claim their homeland—without abandoning the best of their culture. Exploring race, class, guns, religion, drug addiction, alcoholism, and homophobia, the Liberal Rednecks tell it like it is while challenging stereotypes at every turn. Fresh, funny, and surprising, The Liberal Redneck Manifesto gives us a vision of Dixieland as it exists now—and what it could become.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders PDF Book By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

  • Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
  • ISBN Code: : 0309439159
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Page : 170 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 331 Readers
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Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services. It offers a set of conclusions and recommendations about successful stigma change strategies and the research needed to inform and evaluate these efforts in the United States.

The Curse of Chalion PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

The Curse of Chalion

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 0061793043
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 815 Readers
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A man broken in body and spirit, Cazaril returns to the noble household he once served as page and is named secretary-tutor to the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. It is an assignment Cazaril dreads, for it must ultimately lead him to the place he most fears: the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions. But it is more than the traitorous intrigues of villains that threaten Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle here, for a sinister curse hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion. And only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge -- an act that will mark him as a tool of the miraculous . . . and trap him in a lethal maze of demonic paradox.

Civil Disobedience PDF Book By Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience

  • Author: Henry David Thoreau
  • ISBN Code: : 3986475826
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Page : 77 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 745 Readers
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Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau - In Civil Disobedience Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice.

How Civil Wars Start PDF Book By Barbara F. Walter

How Civil Wars Start

  • Author: Barbara F. Walter
  • ISBN Code: : 0593137795
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 826 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A leading political scientist examines the dramatic rise in violent extremism around the globe and sounds the alarm on the increasing likelihood of a second civil war in the United States “Like those who spoke up clearly about the dangers of global warming decades ago, Walter delivers a grave message that we ignore at our peril.”—David Remnick, The New Yorker Political violence rips apart several towns in southwest Texas. A far-right militia plots to kidnap the governor of Michigan and try her for treason. An armed mob of Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists storms the U.S. Capitol. Are these isolated incidents? Or is this the start of something bigger? Barbara F. Walter has spent her career studying civil conflict in places like Iraq, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka, but now she has become increasingly worried about her own country. Perhaps surprisingly, both autocracies and healthy democracies are largely immune from civil war; it’s the countries in the middle ground that are most vulnerable. And this is where more and more countries, including the United States, are finding themselves today. Over the last two decades, the number of active civil wars around the world has almost doubled. Walter reveals the warning signs—where wars tend to start, who initiates them, what triggers them—and why some countries tip over into conflict while others remain stable. Drawing on the latest international research and lessons from over twenty countries, Walter identifies the crucial risk factors, from democratic backsliding to factionalization and the politics of resentment. A civil war today won’t look like America in the 1860s, Russia in the 1920s, or Spain in the 1930s. It will begin with sporadic acts of violence and terror, accelerated by social media. It will sneak up on us and leave us wondering how we could have been so blind. In this urgent and insightful book, Walter redefines civil war for a new age, providing the framework we need to confront the danger we now face—and the knowledge to stop it before it’s too late. Praise for How Civil Wars Start “It turns out that there is a discipline that you might call ‘civilwarology’—the study of the factors that lead to civil war. . . . Barbara F. Walter became a civilwarologist nearly a quarter of a century ago and her entry is evidently well-thumbed in the Rolodexes of the CIA and the U.S. State Department. In other words, she knows what she’s talking about—which makes this book rather scary.”—The Times (U.K.)

Learning from SARS PDF Book By Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats

Learning from SARS

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
  • ISBN Code: : 9780309182157
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 395 Readers
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The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in late 2002 and 2003 challenged the global public health community to confront a novel epidemic that spread rapidly from its origins in southern China until it had reached more than 25 other countries within a matter of months. In addition to the number of patients infected with the SARS virus, the disease had profound economic and political repercussions in many of the affected regions. Recent reports of isolated new SARS cases and a fear that the disease could reemerge and spread have put public health officials on high alert for any indications of possible new outbreaks. This report examines the response to SARS by public health systems in individual countries, the biology of the SARS coronavirus and related coronaviruses in animals, the economic and political fallout of the SARS epidemic, quarantine law and other public health measures that apply to combating infectious diseases, and the role of international organizations and scientific cooperation in halting the spread of SARS. The report provides an illuminating survey of findings from the epidemic, along with an assessment of what might be needed in order to contain any future outbreaks of SARS or other emerging infections.

The Sharing Knife Volume One PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

The Sharing Knife Volume One

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 0061796751
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 355 Readers
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“Bujold builds a better fantasy romance with compelling characters and the fascinating clash between their cultures, she a farmer’s daughter, he an adventurer on the trail of a deadly demon.”—Locus One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Nebula and Locus Awards as well as the fantasy and science fiction genre’s most prestigious honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, four times (most recently for Paladin of Souls). With The Sharing Knife series, Bujold creates a brand new world fraught with peril, and spins an extraordinary romance between a young farm girl and the brave sorcerer-soldier entrusted with the defense of the land against a plague of vicious malevolent beings. Meet Fawn Bluefield and Dag Redwing Hickory in Beguilement, the first book in Bujold’s unforgettable four-volume fantasy saga, and witness the birth of their dangerous romance—a love threatened by prejudice and perilous magic, and by Dag’s sworn duty as Lakewalker patroller and necromancer.

The Vorkosigan Companion PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

The Vorkosigan Companion

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 1618247069
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 809 Readers
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Master the Vorkosiverse! "I've always tried to write the kind of book I most loved to reacharacter-centered adventure. Readers return to such books because those characters have become their friends, and there is no limit to the number of times you want to be with your friends again." ¾Lois McMaster Bujold, from The Vorkosigan Companion. It's the companion for everything Miles and Vorkosigan: Insightful essays, encyclopedic entries on the characters, the plots and¾most of all¾the fantastic world-building! Plus, an extensive story-behind-the-story essay on the creation of the books, and a Bujold mini-biography! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development. [E]normously satisfying." ¾Publishers Weekly

Invisible Women PDF Book By Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible Women

  • Author: Caroline Criado Perez
  • ISBN Code: : 1683353145
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 114 Readers
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Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women†‹, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

Not Even Past PDF Book By Thomas J. Sugrue

Not Even Past

  • Author: Thomas J. Sugrue
  • ISBN Code: : 1400834198
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 920 Readers
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The paradox of racial inequality in Barack Obama's America Barack Obama, in his acclaimed campaign speech discussing the troubling complexities of race in America today, quoted William Faulkner's famous remark "The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn't even past." In Not Even Past, award-winning historian Thomas Sugrue examines the paradox of race in Obama's America and how President Obama intends to deal with it. Obama's journey to the White House undoubtedly marks a watershed in the history of race in America. Yet even in what is being hailed as the post-civil rights era, racial divisions—particularly between blacks and whites—remain deeply entrenched in American life. Sugrue traces Obama's evolving understanding of race and racial inequality throughout his career, from his early days as a community organizer in Chicago, to his time as an attorney and scholar, to his spectacular rise to power as a charismatic and savvy politician, to his dramatic presidential campaign. Sugrue looks at Obama's place in the contested history of the civil rights struggle; his views about the root causes of black poverty in America; and the incredible challenges confronting his historic presidency. Does Obama's presidency signal the end of race in American life? In Not Even Past, a leading historian of civil rights, race, and urban America offers a revealing and unflinchingly honest assessment of the culture and politics of race in the age of Obama, and of our prospects for a postracial America.

War for Eternity PDF Book By Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

War for Eternity

  • Author: Benjamin R. Teitelbaum
  • ISBN Code: : 0062978470
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 541 Readers
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One of Financial Times' Summer Books of 2020 An explosive and unprecedented inside look at Steve Bannon's entourage of global powerbrokers and the hidden alliances shaping today's geopolitical upheaval. In 2015, Bloomberg News named Steve Bannon “the most dangerous political operative in America.” Since then, he has grown exponentially more powerful—and not only in the United States. In this groundbreaking and urgent account, award-winning scholar of the radical right Benjamin Teitelbaum takes readers behind-the-scenes of Bannon's global campaign against modernity. Inspired by a radical twentieth-century ideology called Traditionalism, Bannon and a small group of right-wing powerbrokers are planning new political mobilizations on a global scale—discussed and debated in secret meetings organized by Bannon in hotel suites and private apartments in DC, Europe and South America. Their goal? To upend the world order and reorganize geopolitics on the basis of archaic values rather than modern ideals of democracy, freedom, social progress, and human rights. Their strenuous efforts are already producing results, from the fortification of borders throughout the world and the targeting of immigrants, to the undermining of the European Union and United States governments, and the expansion of Russian influence. Drawing from exclusive interviews with Bannon’s hidden network of far-right thinkers, years of academic research into the radical right, and with unprecedented access to the esoteric salons where they meet, Teitelbaum exposes their considerable impact on the world and their radical vision for the future.

What Makes This Book So Great PDF Book By Jo Walton

What Makes This Book So Great

  • Author: Jo Walton
  • ISBN Code: : 1472111621
  • Publisher : Corsair
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 358 Readers
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Jo Walton is an award-winning author of, inveterate reader of, and chronic re-reader of science fiction and fantasy books. What Makes This Book So Great? is a selection of the best of her musings about her prodigious reading habit. Jo Walton's many subjects range from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. Among them, the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by 'mainstream'; the under-appreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.

Of Sex and Faerie: Further Essays on Genre Fiction PDF Book By John Lennard

Of Sex and Faerie: Further Essays on Genre Fiction

  • Author: John Lennard
  • ISBN Code: : 1847602851
  • Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
  • Page : 440 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 279 Readers
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Lois McMaster Bujold PDF Book By Edward James

Lois McMaster Bujold

  • Author: Edward James
  • ISBN Code: : 0252097378
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Page : 216 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 412 Readers
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Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled, economic exploitation, and the role of women in society. Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold's career, showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres--military SF, space opera--perceived as solely by and for males. Devoted to old-school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to probe and do good in the universe, Bujold simultaneously subverted genre conventions and experimented with forms that led her in bold creative directions. As James shows, her iconic hero Miles Vorkosigan--unimposing, physically impaired, self-conscious to a fault--embodied Bujold's thematic concerns. The sheer humanity of her characters, meanwhile, gained her a legion of fans eager to provide her with feedback, expand her vision through fan fiction, and follow her into fantasy.

Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction PDF Book By Samantha J. Rayner,Kim Wilkins

Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction

  • Author: Samantha J. Rayner,Kim Wilkins
  • ISBN Code: : 1787357600
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 309 Readers
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The Nonesuch is the name of one of Georgette Heyer’s most famous novels. It means a person or thing without equal, and Georgette Heyer is certainly that. Her historical works inspire a fiercely loyal, international readership and are championed by literary figures such as A. S. Byatt and Stephen Fry. Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction brings together an eclectic range of chapters from scholars all over the world to explore the contexts of Heyer’s career. Divided into four parts – gender; genre; sources; and circulation and reception – the volume draws on scholarship on Heyer and her contemporaries to show how her work sits in a chain of influence, and why it remains pertinent to current conversations on books and publishing in the twenty-first century. Heyer’s impact on science fiction is accounted for, as are the milieu she was writing in, the many subsequent works that owe Heyer’s writing a debt, and new methods for analysing these enduring books. From the gothic to data science, there is something for everyone in this volume; a celebration of Heyer’s ‘nonesuch’ status amongst historical novelists, proving that she and her contemporary women writers deserve to be read (and studied) as more than just guilty pleasures.

Reproducing Sectarianism PDF Book By Paul W. T. Kingston

Reproducing Sectarianism

  • Author: Paul W. T. Kingston
  • ISBN Code: : 1438447132
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 299 Readers
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Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon. The Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere has highlighted the growing importance of the politics of civil society in the contemporary Middle East. In Reproducing Sectarianism, Paul W. T. Kingston examines rights-oriented advocacy networks within Lebanon’s postwar civil society, focusing on movements and political campaigns based on gender relations, the environment, and disability. Set within Lebanon’s postwar sectarian democracy, whose factionalizing dynamics have long penetrated the country’s civil society, Kingston’s fascinating study provides an in-depth analysis of the successes and challenges that ensued in promoting rights-oriented social policies. Drawing on extensive field research, including interviews and a wealth of primary documents, Kingston has produced a groundbreaking work that will be of interest to Middle East experts and nonexperts alike.

Civil Society and Electoral Accountability in Latin America PDF Book By S. Lean

Civil Society and Electoral Accountability in Latin America

  • Author: S. Lean
  • ISBN Code: : 1137059621
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 197 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 595 Readers
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What is the role of civic associations in generating electoral accountability, and how do efforts by national groups to ensure free and fair elections advance democratic consolidation? Lean advances our understanding of how civic activism can strengthen election processes and provides new insight into role of elections for democratic consolidation.

Campaigning for President in America, 1788–2016 PDF Book By Scott John Hammond,Robert North Roberts,Valerie A. Sulfaro

Campaigning for President in America, 1788–2016

  • Author: Scott John Hammond,Robert North Roberts,Valerie A. Sulfaro
  • ISBN Code: : 1440850798
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 954 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 580 Readers
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What does it take to get elected president of the United States—"leader of the free world"? This book gives readers insight into the major issues and events surrounding American presidential elections across more than two centuries, from the earliest years of the Republic through the campaigns of the 21st century. • Introduces readers to the how and why of every American presidential election in history through plain-English analyses written by national scholars of American politics • Presents a chronological account of presidential campaigns that showcases the key personalities, issues, and campaign themes as they emerged in American political history • Examines recent presidential elections of the 21st century in detail • Decodes confusing campaign jargon and political insider terminology, especially for the ever-changing campaigns of the 21st century

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] PDF Book By Robert North Roberts,Scott John Hammond,Valerie A. Sulfaro

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

  • Author: Robert North Roberts,Scott John Hammond,Valerie A. Sulfaro
  • ISBN Code: : 0313380937
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1241 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 455 Readers
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The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the major issues and events surrounding all American presidential elections, from the earliest years of the Republic through the campaign of 2008.

An Informal History of the Hugos PDF Book By Jo Walton

An Informal History of the Hugos

  • Author: Jo Walton
  • ISBN Code: : 1466865733
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 763 Readers
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Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been presented since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and David G. Hartwell. "A remarkable guided tour through the field—a kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others. It's very good. It's great."—New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Vorkosigan Companion PDF Book By Lois McMaster Bujold

The Vorkosigan Companion

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • ISBN Code: : 1618247069
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 882 Readers
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Master the Vorkosiverse! "I've always tried to write the kind of book I most loved to reacharacter-centered adventure. Readers return to such books because those characters have become their friends, and there is no limit to the number of times you want to be with your friends again." ¾Lois McMaster Bujold, from The Vorkosigan Companion. It's the companion for everything Miles and Vorkosigan: Insightful essays, encyclopedic entries on the characters, the plots and¾most of all¾the fantastic world-building! Plus, an extensive story-behind-the-story essay on the creation of the books, and a Bujold mini-biography! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development. [E]normously satisfying." ¾Publishers Weekly

To Boldly Go PDF Book By Jonathan Klug,Steven Leonard

To Boldly Go

  • Author: Jonathan Klug,Steven Leonard
  • ISBN Code: : 1636240631
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 529 Readers
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The literature of ideas. When author Pamela Sargent used those words to describe science fiction in 1975, the genre had exploded into the literary mainstream. As a literature of ideas, science fiction has proven to be a powerful metaphor for the world around us, offering a rich tapestry of imagination through which to explore how we lead, how we think, and how we interact. To Boldly Go assembles more than thirty writers from around the world—experts in leadership and strategy, senior policy advisors and analysts, professional educators and innovators, experienced storytellers, and ground-level military leaders—to help us better understand ourselves through the lens of science fiction Each chapter of To Boldly Go draws out the lessons that we can learn from science fiction, drawing on classic examples of the genre in ways that are equally relatable and entertaining. A chapter on the burdens of leadership by Ghost Fleet author August Cole launches readers into the cosmos with Captain Avatar aboard the space battleship Yamato. In another chapter, the climactic Battle of the Mutara Nebula from The Wrath of Khan weighs the advantages of experience over intelligence in the pursuit of strategy. What does inter-species conflict in science fiction tell us about our perspectives on social Darwinism? Whether using Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to explore the nuances of maritime strategy or The Expanse to better understand the threat posed by depleted natural resources, To Boldly Go provides thoughtful essays on relevant subjects that will appeal to business leaders, military professionals, and fans of science fiction alike.

Access to Archives PDF Book By Charles Kecskeméti,Iván Székely

Access to Archives

  • Author: Charles Kecskeméti,Iván Székely
  • ISBN Code: : 9789287157829
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Page : 103 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 705 Readers
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In July 2000, the Council of Europe adopted the first intergovernmental standard on archive access policy and practice in Europe. This standard, known as Recommendation No. R (2000) 13, is based on the belief that knowledge of the past constitutes a cultural human right and that, in a democracy, access to authentic archived information helps strengthen cultural identity, diversity and social cohesion. This publication sets out general guidelines for the implementation of archival access policy and practice in line with the Recommendation, as well as giving a summary of current situation across Europe.

Electric Sheep Slouching Towards Bethlehem PDF Book By Harry Eiss

Electric Sheep Slouching Towards Bethlehem

  • Author: Harry Eiss
  • ISBN Code: : 1443858625
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 310 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 991 Readers
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On Monday, 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. In the single largest act of destruction ever initiated by humans, a bomb with the equivalent force of 20,000 tons of TNT shattered Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of civilians, people who had become used to the American war planes flying overhead, planes that were purposely not dropping bombs on their city, to the point where the rush to the bomb shelters had become lackadaisical, and the normal activities continued with little interruption – getting the children up and off to school, opening the many small retail stores for the daily customers, perhaps stopping at a local café for morning coffee or tea, perhaps joining in on the group exercise classes. This is the precise instant we entered the postmodern world, one where the easy truths of centuries no longer applied. Speculative Fiction projects real possibilities beyond the now shattered assumptions, moving through marginalized fictional landscapes – science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero comics, graphic novels, and movies, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Cyber Punk, the New Wave, as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts, including everything from graphic novels to video games.

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements PDF Book By William L. Benoit

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements

  • Author: William L. Benoit
  • ISBN Code: : 0739188992
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 723 Readers
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A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements is a unique investigation into the extremely important medium of campaign advertising. The book analyzes presidential primary and general ads through 2012, ads from third party candidates, ads for governor and congress, and ads from foreign countries. It examines trends in political advertising content over time, contrasts different kinds of spots—primary versus general, incumbents versus challengers—and discusses the development of political ads over time.

Palestinian NGOs in Israel PDF Book By Shany Payes

Palestinian NGOs in Israel

  • Author: Shany Payes
  • ISBN Code: : 085771550X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 886 Readers
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One in every six Israeli citizens is a Palestinian Arab. While much has been written about the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza, the struggle for political rights by Palestinian citizens of Israel remains largely unexplored. Shany Payes offers a fresh look at this struggle through analysis of the increasingly growing sector of Palestinian non-governmental organisations. Charting the political history of these associations over the last quarter of a century and running right up to developments during the recent Intifada, she analyses the political repression of Palestinian civil society by the Israeli state and attempts by Palestinian NGOs in Israel to build a civil society in the face of such oppression. 'Palestinian NGOs' is required reading for all those interested in the Israel-Palestine conflict, minority rights and civil society. A lively and orginal contribution to a field in which there is already much interest but where few works of any substance have been produce. I enjoyed the work immensely, and would certainly recommend it warmly both to students and to those with a lively interest in things Palestinian - Philip Robins, St Antony's College, Oxford Provides a fresh insight into political repression of Palestinian civil society by the Israeli state and attempts by Palestinian NGOs to build a civil society in the face of such oppression...The result is a unique piece of work which other academics would be hard pressed to emulate - Gerard Clarke, Centre for Development Studies, University of Wales Swansea

The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 3 PDF Book By Juergen Mackert,Bryan S. Turner

The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 3

  • Author: Juergen Mackert,Bryan S. Turner
  • ISBN Code: : 1317203852
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 154 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 936 Readers
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This volume Struggle, Resistance and Violence examines the fact that all over the world the rights of citizens have come under enormous pressure and addresses the many ways in which people are ‘making claims’ against both autocratic and democratic authority. Without any doubt rule-breaking, riots and violent upheavals have become an aspect of political struggles for citizenship. The book takes up a conflict perspective that directs attention to these recent phenomena. It stresses the necessity of a careful analysis of resistance and violence as critical factors for coming to terms with social conflicts for citizenship from Europe to South America, as well as the Near East, the Far East and the Arab World.

The Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike PDF Book By W. H. P. Jarvis

The Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike

  • Author: W. H. P. Jarvis
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 622 Readers
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"The Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike" by W. H. P. Jarvis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Routledge Handbook of Conflict Response and Leadership in Africa PDF Book By Alpaslan Özerdem,Sinem Akgül-Açıkmeşe,Ian Liebenberg

Routledge Handbook of Conflict Response and Leadership in Africa

  • Author: Alpaslan Özerdem,Sinem Akgül-Açıkmeşe,Ian Liebenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 100043205X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 434 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 958 Readers
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This handbook explores the challenges and opportunities for leadership and conflict response in the context of Africa at several levels. Leadership plays a vital role in affecting conflict response but is frequently only examined at the macro level of state, government, and international organizations. This handbook addresses the need to explore challenges and opportunities for leadership at several levels: macro (global, regional, national), meso (NGOs, religious groups, academics), and micro (civil society organizations, youth groups, women’s organizations). Analysis from multiple levels provides a broader explanation of conflict dynamics and helps to fit localized conflict transformation approaches into wider national or regional structures. The multidisciplinary essays presented in this volume encompass the psychological, political, and structural dimensions of conflict response and demonstrate how its success is fundamentally linked to the style of effectiveness of leadership, among other factors. The volume is divided into four thematic sections: Part I: The theory and dynamics of conflict response and leadership Part II: Macro-level leadership experiences in conflict response Part III: Meso-/micro-level leadership experiences in conflict response Part IV: Recommendations for improved leadership in conflict response This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, peace studies, African politics, security studies, and international relations, in general.

The Cosmic Time of Empire PDF Book By Adam Barrows

The Cosmic Time of Empire

  • Author: Adam Barrows
  • ISBN Code: : 0520948157
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 340 Readers
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Combining original historical research with literary analysis, Adam Barrows takes a provocative look at the creation of world standard time in 1884 and rethinks the significance of this remarkable moment in modernism for both the processes of imperialism and for modern literature. As representatives from twenty-four nations argued over adopting the Prime Meridian, and thereby measuring time in relation to Greenwich, England, writers began experimenting with new ways of representing human temporality. Barrows finds this experimentation in works as varied as Victorian adventure novels, high modernist texts, and South Asian novels—including the work of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, H. Rider Haggard, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad. Demonstrating the investment of modernist writing in the problems of geopolitics and in the public discourse of time, Barrows argues that it is possible, and productive, to rethink the politics of modernism through the politics of time.

Great American Treasure Hunting Stories PDF Book By Lamar Underwood

Great American Treasure Hunting Stories

  • Author: Lamar Underwood
  • ISBN Code: : 1493035177
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 270 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 744 Readers
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Two of mankind’s most persistent quests—“get rich quick” and “something for nothing”—provide the power driving these tales of treasure-seekers in action. Renowned storytellers like Louis L’Amour and Jack London join real-life adventurers risking their lives for riches they think are worth the dangers. Buried treasure, creeks glittering with gold nuggets, sunken galleons filled with Spanish doubloons—the mother lodes are as varied as the men pursuing them. Some of the seekers will be rewarded; others face tragedy in remote places, lost among the jungles, mountains, and oceans. In both fiction and non-fiction, these stories make treasure hunting a real-life experience, in gripping prose that makes the reader of these stories part of the hunt itself.

Second Verse, Same as the First PDF Book By Scott E. Buchanan,Branwell D. Kapeluck

Second Verse, Same as the First

  • Author: Scott E. Buchanan,Branwell D. Kapeluck
  • ISBN Code: : 1610755332
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Page : 286 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 408 Readers
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Second Verse, Same as the First is a volume of essays covering the 2012 election as it played out in the eleven former states of the Confederacy. The essays are organized by state and emphasize the presidential campaign, but each state chapter also includes analysis on notable congressional races and important patterns at the state level. Interesting patterns in the South and their implications for the balance of power between the two major parties are analyzed. Additional chapters cover the issues that dominated voter decision making and the nomination process. Second Verse, Same as the First is a necessity for academics, journalists, and political enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of contemporary changes in southern electoral politics.