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"And Gulliver Returns" Book 8 Politics--the Science of the Possible
By Total Health Publications
Price: Free! Words: 116,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Dr. Singh of the university assists the commander and his friends to see how people are motivated through political techniques-- such as fear, violence, sympathy, lying,etc. Our values and psychological motivations are used by others to manipulate us and by us to manipulate others. What techniques might be best to move people to do something about global warming and overpopulation?
The Population Fix
By Edward C. Hartman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2009 by Aeonix Publishing Group. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
America has the highest birth rate and the fastest population growth rate of any developed nation. It also has the largest population of all the nations except for China and India. How many are “too many” and who decides? Isn’t it time for you and your fellow citizens to make those decisions?
Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: Liberalism - Formula for Failure
By Clark Jensen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,170. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
America is on the decline. Why? What made us great and why are we now spiraling out of control? Three pillars have contributed to our great successes. They are the pillar of faith in God, the free market and the Constitution. All three of those pillars are being attacked. All three of them are at risk of collapse. How can we stop and reverse this Liberal attack on America? This book shows how.
100 Soruda Fethullah Gülen
By Doğu Ergil
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 100,720. Language: Turkish. Published: April 1, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Prof. Dr. Doğu Ergil, Fethullah Gülen’in kendi ağzından verdiği cevaplar ve daha önce yayımlanmış beyanları üzerinden derinlikli bir toplumbilim analizi yaptı: 100 Soruda Fethullah Gülen ve Hareketi.
Law and the Search for Community
By Joel F. Handler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,830. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
This enduring study of law and organizations that change the community--the core relations of citizen and state--takes aim at real problems that resonate today and the limits of bureaucracy: health care, medical consent, pollution, special ed, care for the elderly and poor. A recognized sociolegal classic by a UCLA law prof, first published by Penn Press, now in digital edition with 2010 Foreword.
Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-time College Basketball
By C. Fraser Smith
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
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
By Peter Gabel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,900. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: 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
By I.C. Thruit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: 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
By Amitai Etzioni
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,210. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
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.
Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory
By Neil J. Smelser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,700. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
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.
From Riches to Rags: My Direct Approach to Solving Homelessness and How I Got My Ass Kicked
By Matthew Bjonerud
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,570. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
(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.
Death of American Architecture
By Dennis E. Rusk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
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.
Understanding Thomas Sowell
By Richard Patterson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,780. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
An examination of the underlying assumptions in Sowell's libertarian analysis of society with a view to pinpointing exactly where liberals are most likely to part company with him. Starting with Sowell’s view of the role of intellectuals in our society, Patterson digs down into the conceptions of knowledge and reason underlying Sowell’s ideas about social processes, justice, and morality.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: IS-30 Mitigation eGrants for the Subgrant Applicants (IS-30)
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,810. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
This vital Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in written form, provides Subgrant applicants basic knowledge about using the web-based Mitigation Electronic Grants (eGrants) Management System.
The Man Who Ate His Fingers: War & Justice
By William John Cox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,610. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
A fact-based political philosophy narrated by fictional characters, including Sam, a homeless Army veteran, who suffered severe emotional distress from his participation in a Gulf War atrocity. Sam is so distraught by the Iraq war and the injuries suffered by children and young soldiers, he bites off and swallows a finger a day to demonstrate the stupidity of war and the idiots who glorify it.
Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders with America's Mexican Migrants
By Ted Conover
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,640. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012 and represented by David Halpern. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
To understand the lives of Mexicans who slip into the United States, Ted Conover accompanied them across deserts, hid in orange orchards, floated across the Rio Grande, and cut deals with traffickers in human sweat. This classic account, a harrowing vision of life among the American underclass, is an enduring contribution to our national debate on immigration.
Corruption, Stop it!
By Eric Okeke
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,110. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Feel the pains of African youths going to the top as they struggle to break-free from bondage of corrupt leaders and taskmasters to win. This memoir is about the ravages of corruption in Nigeria & how the storyteller crashed, and bounced back to the top. The theme is freedom, leadership; the thrust is movement; context is branding; setting is Nigeria; background is African; the story inspires
Against Excess
By Mark Kleiman
You set the price! Words: 186,050. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mark Kleiman cuts through the rhetoric of the war on drugs and the legalization debate to discuss the practical options to control a wide range of substances. Both drug-taking and drug-control can be done to excess, and "Against Excess" shows how we can limit the damage done by both errors. It argues we need a middle ground: "grudging toleration" -- neither prohibition nor full legal availability.
It's ok to Leave the Plantation, fourth edition
By Clarence Mason
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,020. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
If we do not tell then they will not know. If we do not lead them, they will not go. Instead of complaining about how the white man has us down, when are we going to stop whining and start progressing? We have accomplished a great deal in America since slavery and we should highlight them. Instead of whining, let's give our children hope by pointing out the endless possibilities.
Couch Potato Politics
By Mark A. Prior
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,690. Language: American English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
A practical and strangely unique look at the current state of politics and society in the United States of America.