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Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-time College Basketball
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
On June 19, 1986, Len Bias, one of the greats of college basketball, destined for NBA stardom, died of a cocaine overdose. The nation was stunned, and for the next several months, millions followed the unfolding tragedy at University of Maryland. In this account, Baltimore Sun reporter C. Fraser Smith examines the abuses that led to the Bias tragedy, and the crucial reform that followed.
The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,900. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
This book presents a unique and powerful analysis of the psychological and spiritual dimension of politics, culture, and society. In a series of strikingly original essays, Gabel sheds new light on a wide range of subjects based on “the longing for mutual recognition,” including the meaning of American politics, alienation, health care, affirmative action, the SAT, adversarialness, and law.
Copaganda: Why the Constitution Doesn't Apply to You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
A light-hearted look at police brutality, judicial malfeasance and media complicity.
Law in a New Key: Essays on Law and Society
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,160. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
For thoughtful readers--and not particularly lawyers or scholars--engaged in the issues of the day who want something other than "easy" answers from right or left. Renowned sociologist Etzioni addresses key issues of terrorism, drone wars, TSA scanners, DNA banks, surveillance, privacy, norms of social disapproval and forgiveness, human rights, and respecting cultures; 15 trenchant essays in all.
Shoveling Smoke: Laws & Regulations Smother Jobs & Economy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Essay » Political
Like it or not, America gets 4 more years of Obama & Democrat policies. Like shoveling smoke, Obama & those like him are never there, and never responsible. Nothing sticks. Mincing no words, Firenze Sage, aka James A. Jackson, comments on laws and the stories which shapes our world. Attorney Jackson places responsibility on Obama and years of liberals. You will cry. And laugh.
How To Help People Get Off Welfare
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by The Florida Hoosier. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
A short informative book about how we as a society have become what we are, and solutions to once again make us and our people great.
Censorship, Liberty, and Truth
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
A sentiment exists among our leaders today that citizens are children and need to be protected. The belief has spread with viral depth. It has persisted with religious tenacity, and the state is at fault. The state is at fault with its paternalistic zeal, with its judicious abandon, and thus we find ourselves beneath its dark umbrella.
Roots and Fruits: The Conquest of America by the Culture of Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by apgroup. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Genetics
How did America become a place where those with Down syndrome and spina bifida are aborted in huge numbers? How can it tolerate aborting a child just because it is a girl or killing a twin in the womb so that only one child is born alive? Why are Americans being reduced to numbers and Quality Adjusted Life Years, poised to ration care if you are too old or infirm? This is the culture of death.
India’s Urbanisation Experiences
Series: GP and ORF e-books, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 24,250. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
This publication provides information on key urban challenges facing India, and directions the country could take to absorb and manage future growth. Five aspects responsible for achieving sustainable urbanisation are reviewed: Urban population trends, implementation of master plans, housing for the urban poor, solid waste management and the need for smart cities.
From Riches to Rags: My Direct Approach to Solving Homelessness and How I Got My Ass Kicked
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,570. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
I spent a year attempting to solve homelessness as a 23 year old recent college graduate. Inspired by the Jesuit ideals ingrained in me through my Catholic education, I pulled the homeless off the streets to live with them and attempted to help them get jobs. However, balancing my days in corporate America and my nights with the homeless created frequent conflicts.
Atheists, Agnostics, Progressive Minds: Busy Bacteria On A Speck Of Dust
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
A progressive book collection of truly intelligent thoughts from the greatest progressive minds in history as well as a few quotes from regressive, conservative fools just for comparison. A great progressive gift, too
2013 Hispanic Values Survey: How Shifting Religious Identities and Experiences are Influencing Hispanic Approaches to Politics
Price: Free! Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
The new Hispanic Values Survey conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute. The survey’s release coincides with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
50 Key Questions Only We The People Can Answer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
From August through October 2010, Stanley Bronstein walked all 50 states of the USA. Inside you will discover the 13 Self-evident Truths he learned about America and the 50 Key Questions We The People MUST ask and answer if America is to be saved.
The Wisdom of our Ancestors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,900. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by The Florida Hoosier. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Ethics & morals, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often. It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.
Death of American Architecture
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
American architecture is dying a slow, agonizing death, akin to a disease that eats away at the human spirit. The individualist creative minds in American architecture flourished between the World Wars - Organic, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco. Now the death toll rings monotonously as artistic endeavors of architectural design melt into mediocrity. Greatness is poorly imitated and rarely improved upon.
Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
A pithy, clear guide to creating and evaluating theory in the social sciences. Using a simple model of theory assessment--and applying it in depth to foundational and still-relevant social and economic theorists such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons--Dr. Smelser shows the way to a better understanding of what social theory is supposed to accomplish and how to read it critically. New Introductions.
ஏழைகள் (Ezhaigal)
Price: Free! Words: 17,670. Language: Tamil. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Poverty is cruel. Aggressors perpetuated poverty among common man for 1000 years. During their rule common man was treated as animals. Freedom did not change their lives either. What should poor do? How the NGOs working on removing poverty can help poor!
A Conversation about Abortion Between Justice Blackmun and the Founding Fathers
Price: Free! Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Family law, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a dark night in Independence Hall, ghosts of the founding fathers gather to discuss with Justice Blackmun the Roe v Wade abortion opinion he penned in 1973. Using actual quotes from the founding fathers, this debate soundly refutes Blackmun's arguments from the Roe opinion, and shows that the founders would be greatly disturbed at the law regarding abortion in America today.
UPP Soft Power nascido na favela
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Ráyel G. C. Barroso faz uma análise objetiva e inovadora, no contexto das Relações Internacionais, do impacto das UPP’s (Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora), implementadas em favelas do Rio de Janeiro. O autor explica de que maneira a expertise adquirida com as UPP’s pode tornar-se uma ferramenta para exercício de soft power pelo Brasil.
Travellers in Taiwan (旅人在臺灣 ) Reflections of Formosa ( 映像福爾摩莎)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: July 15, 2014 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
外國人眼中的台灣到底是什麼樣子? 他們到底在台灣停留多久? 他們在台灣做些什麼? 台灣人友善聰明嗎? 台灣應該是中國的一部分嗎? 你的疑惑好奇,都可以在這本書得到解答! 一起來探索那些「白色猴子們」在福爾摩莎做些什麼吧! What do foreigners think of Taiwan? How long do they stay? What do they do? Are Taiwanese friendly & smart? Should Taiwan join China? These questions and curiosities are answered in this study of Taiwan. Find out what these strange "white monkeys" get up to in this Formosa….