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Assimilation and its Discontents by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 120,470. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
When I realized that nobody had written a comprehensive history of Jewish assimilation, I knew that I had to try doing it myself. It was a remarkable learning experience as I researched a wide range of cultural and historical issues and discovered lots of people and events of which I’d previously known nothing.
Global Information Society Watch 2011 by APC APC
Price: Free! Words: 166,540. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Essay » Technology
In the year of the arab uprisings Global Information Society Watch 2011 investigates how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are trying to restrict freedom online – and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.
Secrets of State by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 138,630. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book is a history of the State Department but, more broadly, of the American foreign policymaking process. It narrates the development of both the decision-making institutions and the content of policy from the founding of the republic through the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
The Truth about Syria by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 1 review)
A stock figure of modern political literature is the Latin American dictator, a beribboned generalissimo, overweight, corrupt, propping up rich landlords who live in luxury on the back of impoverished peasants, using the language of anti-Communism to justify crushing any possibility of reform. Clearly, such people were seen as villains.
One Page a Day by Carl Ehnis
Price: Free! Words: 114,560. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Essay » Author profile
One Page a Day is the anti-Seinfeld. It's not a book about nothing--it's a book about EVERYTHING, from the perspective of a novelist, marathoner, musician, husband/dad, cook, investing pro, agnostic, train commuter. From playing guitar solos like a rock god to avoiding runner's knee forever, One Page a Day's 365 ultra-short chapters will keep you amused, enlightened and aroused.
Istanbul Intrigues by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller.
Norrköpingsandan, texter från Norrköpings Tidningar by Mats Granberg
Price: Free! Words: 53,530. Language: Swedish. Published: September 16, 2012 by Norrköpings Stadsbibliotek. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » General reference » Bibliographies & indices
In Norrköpingsandan, Mats Granberg gathered the best of his articles written for Norrköping Newspapers.
Star Gods: Book Four of Seeds of a Fallen Empire by Anne Spackman
Price: Free! Words: 129,210. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
In Star Gods, the action returns to an alien home world, where the alien Alessia is raised. Her mentor, Hinev, creates the immortality serum and tests it on his pupil, Alessia, who becomes one of her planet's intergalactic explorers. The explorers eventually visit the Earth of the ancient past on their long journey in space.
Essays in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning by Gerry Stahl
Price: Free! Words: 69,050. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software Development & Engineering / Tools
“Essays in CSCL” reflects on CSCL as a research field, situating Stahl’s work on the Virtual Math Teams Project and his theory of group cognition within CSCL. It describes the VMT research approach, technology, pedagogy and analysis methods. It presents findings that have emerged from the VMT Project about the nature of online interaction in CSCL. It concludes with reports of current work.
Lo Stalking by Cesare Triberti
Price: Free! Words: 58,650. Language: Italian. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Essay » Legal
Lo stalking è un reato particolarmente odioso e violento, priva la vittima, sopratutto donna,della sua vita affettiva, sociale , giungendo in molti casi al suo omicidio. Il libro analizza il fenomeno dalle sue origini alle nuove forme di cyberstalking, all'incidenza sulla personalità dello stalker di possibili alterazioni psichiche o neurologiche, soffermandosi infine sulle principali legislazioni
Long War for Freedom by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 98,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 1 review)
This book foresaw the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It was obvious years before that the old Arab nationalist dictatorships had failed and were being challenged by two forces: liberal democracy advocates and revolutionary Islamists. While the Long War for Freedom focuses on the moderates, it also, by necessity, presents the worldview and strategy of the Islamists.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The world suddenly became a lot more difficult for Americans to understand in the 1970s and 1980s. Dozens of Third World countries underwent a seemingly endless series of coups and revolutions.
WHAT IS TRUTH? POWERS THAT WERE, POWERS THAT ARE The shifting history and impact of communications, movements and the media by Steven Travers
Price: Free! Words: 547,800. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Abortion & Birth Control, Essay » Sociology
The shifting history and impact of communications, movements and the media
The Tragedy of the Middle East by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region’s modern history really is a tragedy.’ Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold; pragmatism was thrown out the window. And yet alongside all of these disasters was a certainty of correctness and a violent rejection of even considering what had gone wrong.
The Young Desert Farmer by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
A small dry sluggish feudal village in western Rajasthan came alive after the villagers managed to pump irrigation water from great depth. Tan Dan and his livestock breeding clan became commercial farmers more powerful than the former feudal lords. Tenants became landowners participating in the casteridden political game of the area. Tan Dan tried modern farming based on agricultural science.
Ill fares the land: essays on food, hunger and power by Transnational Institute
Price: Free! Words: 84,480. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Sociology
"The pieces collected here...examine questions of power. Some fit into the ‘food systems and hunger’ category , others are more concerned with how we think about food systems and hunger. Control over the world food system implies control over technology and ideology, scholarship and culture as well. Such areas are not peripheral to the horrors of hunger."
Africa un-slaved Volume I: The Chains of Modern-day African Slavery and The Steps to Our Liberation by TeekayAkin Adeseye
Price: Free! Words: 52,480. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Africa un-slaved; Volume I: The Chains of Modern-Day African Slavery and the Steps to our Liberation. A compilation of sixty related articles written by myself This volume will take you through [in no specific format] the journey of who and what we really are, how we got here, what we have been doing wrong, how we have become a part of the problem and what must be done to break free.
The American Iceberg: Debt, Inflation and Money by Bob Blain
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Sociology
United States total debt, public and private, not just Federal debt, grew from $82 billion in 1916 to $70 trillion in 2010, almost a thousand times bigger. The cause is traced back to decisions made in 1787 and 1790 by framers of the Constitution and members of the First Congress. The remedy is to now correct their mistakes by properly funding the U.S. economy with "dollar" properly defined.
Universe The Entities by LaVall McIvor
Price: Free! Words: 56,420. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Essay » Sociology(1.00 from 2 reviews)
This book could best be described as a speculative look at the formation and composition of the Universe and the Entities that reside within, including the population of Humans living on this world. Although I will discuss 'other' Entities in the Universe, primarily I focus on our species on this planet and what has transpired since our inception here and our probable fate if nothing changes.