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Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict

by Allison Alexy

How do couples build intimacy in an era that valorizes independence and self-responsibility? How can a man be a good husband when full-time jobs are scarce? How can unmarried women find fulfillment and recognition outside of normative relationships? How can a person express their sexuality when there is no terminology that feels right? In contemporary Japan, broad social transformations are reflected and refracted in changing intimate relationships. As the Japanese population ages, the low birth rate shrinks the population, and decades of recession radically restructure labor markets, Japanese intimate relationships, norms, and ideals are concurrently shifting.This volume explores a broad range of intimate practices in Japan in the first decades of the 2000s to trace how social change is b...

Genre: Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 284 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The World’s Strangest Forgotten Conspiracy Theories

by Conrad Bauer

Explore the World most astonishing and mystifying forgotten conspiracy theories. Not only are these possible cover-ups and controversial conspiracy theories fascinating, they will surprise you. Find out for yourself where the truth lies.
Everyone has that one theory they’re absolutely convinced is true. Occasionally, we all stray from the generally accepted facts and – when we’re eventually proved right – it’s an incredibly satisfying feeling. While these theories typically revolve around the mundane aspects of our day to day lives, there is the occasional theory that goes a little deeper. When we move away from the ordinary and towards the powerful, the influential, and the important, these theories begin to take on an additional level of significance. When you suspect tha...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 81 pages
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Did President Obama Serve the American People—or Lockheed Martin?: A Book of Revelations

by Steffy Sota

I am a ghost writer.In life, I was a Washington outsider and investigative reporter who knew more about what was going on in Washington than most insiders did. I saw General Stanley McChrystal—the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan—and his staff-- letting off steam, partying, and openly bashing the Obama administration for what McChrystal and his staff saw as a lack of leadership. When my investigative report on McChrystal appeared in Rolling Stone, it set off a political firestorm—McChrystal was ordered to Washington where he was fired unceremoniously.With access to the Obama re-election machine in the "panic of 2012," I reported the behind-the-scenes story of the Obama campaign trail: from the Democratic convention to Obama's self-destructive perform...

Genre: Humour, Parodies, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Leadership
Size: 12 pages
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Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 171 pages
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Enchiridion

by Epictetus

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference
Size: Unknown
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Infinity I

by Agni Yoga Society

Infinity I is the fifth book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism—but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity and that, through individual striving, it is an attainable aspiration for mankind. It affirms the existence of the Hierarchy of Light and the center of the Heart as the link with the Hierarchy and with the far-off worlds. Though not systematized in an ordinary sense, Ag...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 185 pages
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Rating: 2.20 / 5
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Body Language. What their Body is Saying But their Mouths are not Telling You. Free Guide.: The ultimate free guide to Speed Reading Body Language Easily

by Thomas Trautmann

Your body language, or the way you use different parts of your bodies when you are in public, in a relationship, is a very important indicator of your mental state. Several experts have noted how you can read people’s minds just by looking at their bodies. This is known as body language reading. What men often refer as the women’s sixth sense is in fact the female brain’s over-developed ability to read body language.Learning the basic skills to read your partner's body language is going to help you save your couple, improve your relationships, and even date with more success!From the hands to the eyes, learn how to read what other people subconsciously think and become the master of persuasion....

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness
Size: 47 pages
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Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood

by Michael Curtin

Motion pictures are made, not mass produced, requiring a remarkable collection of skills, self-discipline, and sociality—all of which are sources of enormous pride among Hollywood’s craft and creative workers. The interviews collected here showcase the ingenuity, enthusiasm, and aesthetic pleasures that attract people to careers in the film and television industries. They also reflect critically on changes in the workplace brought about by corporate conglomeration and globalization. Rather than offer publicity-friendly anecdotes by marquee celebrities, Voices of Labor presents off-screen observations about the everyday realities of Global Hollywood. Ranging across job categories—from showrunner to make-up artist to location manager—this collection features voices of labor from Los ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 270 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
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A Publishing Program 2017-2018

by Luca P. Marescotti

The publishing program brings together new manuscripts (Teaching Land Use Planning as a Science, Landscapes, The Planner and the Small Planet) with the revision of two books published in 2004, “Città Tecnologie Ambiente (Cities Technologies Environment)” and in 2008, “Urbanistica. Fondamenti e Teoria (Land Use Planning. Fundamentals and Theory)” in a new logical sequence, starting from setting out the issue to formulating a scientific theory for a new decisional support to land use.All the texts are in Italian at present.With the dissemination of this program, I wish to ascertain the reader’s interest in studying the topics under discussion and in contributing to future revisions and translations.luca.marescotti@polimi.it...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 23 pages
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Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

by Katherine V. Gough

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context.This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research proj...

Genre: Business & Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 292 pages
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The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting (Brown Democracy Medal)

by Michael P. McDonald

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: 120 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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In the Skin of a Jihadist: Free Sampler: Inside Islamic State’s Recruitment Networks

by Anna Erelle

FREE SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhen Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.In this extract, Erelle creates ‘Mélodie’ – a twenty-year-old convert to Islam on Facebook – who is immediately Skyped by a man named Bilel, in Syria. Bilel is the French right-hand man of the most dangerous militant in the world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of Islamic State. He offers Mélodie a way to fill the boredom in her young life: he cares about her, offers beautiful things, spiritual purpose and, in less an idyllic life. Bilel’s seduction is honey-tongued and forceful – an...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Ideologies, Terrorism, Religion & Spirituality
Size: 240 pages
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The Crisis for Young People: Generational Inequalities in Education, Work, Housing and Welfare

by Andy Green

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides an original and challenging analysis of one of the most pressing social issues of our times: intergenerational inequality. Based on recent mixed-method research, it explores the extent and scope of generational divides through an up-to-date analysis of the changing opportunities for young people in Britain across different life domains. A central question addressed is whether current changes are best understood as growing inequalities within and across age groups, or whether we face a genuine intergenerational decline over the life course of this and future generations of youth. Andy Green’s controversial manifesto for intergenerational equity includes replacing higher education fees with a tax on graduates of all ages...

Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 161 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Against Meritocracy (Open Access): Culture, power and myths of mobility

by Jo Littler

Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture – and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division.Against Meritocracy is split into two parts. Part I explores the genealogies of meritocracy within social theory, political discourse and working cultures. It traces the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy’s meaning, from ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 250 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies

by Bhorat , Haroon

Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future.Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 285 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigr...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 212 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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SPIDER WOMAN - The Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters

by Gladys A. Reichard

A STORY OF NAVAJO WEAVERS AND CHANTERSA Navajo Legend goes “Spider Woman instructed the Navajo women how to weave on a loom which Spider Man told them how to make. The crosspoles were made of sky and earth cords, the warp sticks of sun rays, the healds of rock crystal and sheet lightning. The batten was a sun halo, white shell made the comb. There were four spindles; one a stick of zigzag lightning with a whorl of cannel coal; one a stick of flash lightning with a whorl of turquoise; a third had a stick of sheet lightning with a whorl of abalone; a rain streamer formed the stick of the fourth, and its whorl was white shell."For anyone interested in weaving, this free ebook is a must.For anyone interested in weaving native American patterns on a hand loom, this book is an ABSOLUTE MUST!Th...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Religious, Biographies, Geography & Cultures
Size: 320 pages
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What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

by Michael Banton†

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 178 pages
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US Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Open Access)

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 256 pages
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Human Rights in Business: Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union

by Juan José Álvarez Rubio

The capacity to abuse, or in general affect the enjoyment of human, labour and environmental rights has risen with the increased social and economic power that multinational companies wield in the global economy. At the same time, it appears that it is difficult to regulate the activities of multinational companies in such a way that they conform to international human, labour and environmental rights standards. This has partially to do with the organization of companies into groups of separate legal persons, incorporated in different states, as well as with the complexity of the corporate supply chain. Absent a business and human rights treaty, a more coherent legal and policy approach is required.Faced with the challenge of how to effectively access the right to remedy in the European Un...

Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 162 pages
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Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

by Julia C. Bullock

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, media studies, and sociology, each chapter presents the results of research based on some combination of original archival research, careful textual analysis, ethnographic interviews, and participant observation.The volume is organized into sections focused on activism and activists, employment and education, literature and the arts, and boundary crossing. Some chapters shed light on ideas and practices that resonate with feminist thought but find expression through the work of writers, artists, act...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 310 pages
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Trump Plague Warning: Donald Trump denies climate change; risks End Times plague scenario

by Dave Masko

Trump Plague Warning, by Dave Masko. Donald Trump’s so-called “America First” budget cuts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds to fighter killer diseases such as Ebola. Meanwhile, the Ebola “Hot Zone” is viewed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as still found in regions of Africa and even America now that the Trump administration has proposed “America First” budget cuts to fighting pandemics such as the recent Ebola outbreak that put many Americans in harm’s way. An Ebola outbreak occurred in March 2014 that “threatened Americans,” stated WHO officials on a UN website proclaiming that the Ebola is still a major public health emergency of international concern under the UN’s International Health Regulations. However, the Trump administration seems ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Health & Fitness, Disorders & Diseases
Size: 44 pages
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The Literariness of Media Art

by Claudia Benthien

The beginning of the 20th century saw literary scholars from Russia positing a new definition for the nature of literature. Within the framework of Russian Formalism, the term ‘literariness’ was coined. The driving force behind this theoretical inquiry was the desire to identify literature—and art in general—as a way of revitalizing human perception, which had been numbed by the automatization of everyday life. The transformative power of ‘literariness’ is made manifest in many media artworks by renowned artists such as Chantal Akerman, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hill, Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Nalini Malani, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, and Lawrence Weiner. The authors use literariness as a tool to analyze the aesthetics of spoken or written language within experimental film, vi...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 332 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Buddhism For Beginners: Bring Peace And Happiness To Your Everyday Life

by Ken Christopher

Looking For Inner Peace & Happiness?Are you looking to become a Buddhist?Want to learn about Buddhism and whether or not it's the right path for you?The teachings of the Buddha are plain and straightforward, and because they remain focused on the moment they are just as relevant now as they have ever been.Buddhism provides you with deep information related to the worldly pleasures, your desires, and everything that prevents you from acquiring inner peace and happiness. Moreover, it also guides you on how you can battle all your obstructions, both the inner and outer ones, to gain complete peace of mind. Buddhism is a philosophy, some refer to it as a religion, or a faith, that comprises of numerous beliefs, spiritual practices and traditions based primarily on the teachings of Gautama Budd...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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I am the Change: Journal Affirmations for Girls

by Elizabeth D. Gray

Excellent as a journal for one girl or as a tool to use in a group setting for writing and discussion. Each entry covers a different topic and then allows space for the reader to do their own writing.

An affirmation on its own is a powerful thing. However, flexing the muscle of an affirmation with the conscious expression of your own words, thoughts and experiences is a transformative thing. Use this affirmational journal to not only absorb the powerful messages in each affirmation, but to accentuate them tenfold by the expressions of your own creation.

How to Spot a Hero

From the time we are born
We’re taught how to identify our heroes
Sporting capes and super powers
The fearless defenders of justice
Saviors in a troubled w...

Genre: Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Teen & Young Adult, Personal Health
Size: 133 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Genocide of thought

by Woldemichael Handiso, Bisrat

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 1.80 mb
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy

by Vicki Mayer

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally for the production of Hollywood films and television series. Why would lawmakers support such a policy? Why would citizens accept the policy’s uncomfortable effects on their economy and culture? Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans addresses these questions through a study of the local and everyday experiences of the film economy in New Orleans, Louisiana—a city that has twice pursued the goal of becoming a mov...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 162 pages
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Skeptical Nihilism And the Feast of Creation (Emericus Durden Philosophy Series Book 3)

by Emericus Durden

“We are now creators, no longer critics and skeptics. Our commitment is to constructive creation, not to destructive criticism. We must forever be on guard never to fall back into our old skeptical habits, which would only damage and destroy the very world we are trying to create through our imaginations.”

In Skeptical Nihilism And the Feast of Creation, Emericus Durden caps off his trilogy on the philosophical method of skeptical nihilism. The other two works of the trilogy – Aiming Higher Than Mere Civilization and Beyond Words & Machines – are also available from Radical Academic Press.
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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ideologies
Size: 34 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of the Islamic State

by William McCants

In The Believer Will McCants tells the story of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS), a group so brutal and hardline that even al-Qaida deemed them to extreme. Baghdadi, an introverted religious scholar with a passion for soccer, now controls large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria. McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found his path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq war, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International, Terrorism
Size: 21 pages
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I Will Be Waiting In Tomorrow

by Antanabell Sol

This book is intendended to wake your imagination on time and your concept of tomorrow. It will wake your thoughts on the beauty of life. For life is but time.This book will help you think of how to live best in the present without neglecting the possibilities of tomorrow....

Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: Unknown
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