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21 Machetes
By John Geesman
Price: Free! Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Take one of America's largest utilities...a delusional, error-prone CEO...a $46.5 million war chest filched from customers...California's squalid, pay-to-play ballot initiative process...what results? Hubris, overreach and venality upended by truthiness. Over-torqued battlefield dispatches create a fast-paced nonfiction novella -- a bugle call to that silent army of citizen optimists everywhere.
Canadian Health Policy in the News
By Evidence Network
Price: Free! Words: 127,890. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Canadian health policy will always be emerging and unfolding, responding to changing environmental and economic factors, new technologies, publicly held values and differing political landscapes. "Canadian Health Policy in the News" captures a moment in time and presents the issues that concern Canadians most, grounding our national discourse and debate on healthcare in the best evidence.
How Socialized Health Care Will Radically Change America - Why Universal Health Care Will Create a Political Hegemony as In Sweden
By Jon Kallberg
Price: $5.90 USD. Words: 22,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
A nationalized health care system is not the quick fix that its proponents claim. It is a vehicle for long-term political and economical influence and will change America in a more radical way than we can portray today. Kallberg addresses the myths about single payer universal health care by drawing comparisons with Sweden, which has one of the most comprehensive socialized health care systems.
Trembling in the Ivory Tower: Excesses in the Pursuit of Truth and Tenure
By Kenneth Lasson
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
In this gem of a book, scholar and wit Kenneth Lasson takes on all manner of excesses in the Ivory Tower which, from his insider's viewpoint, constitute little less than a full-scale assault on American values and mores. Lasson uses his sharply pointed pen to skewer both the powerful and the petty, from perpetually outraged law professors and would-be literati to ethnic hatemongers with tenure.
Red Mittens & Red Ink: The Vancouver Olympics
By Bob Mackin, Jr
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Olympics
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were the Games of the Great Recession. A $6 billion-plus party that inspired a nation. But at what cost? This is more than a story of the thrill of victory and agony of defeat. It's about fear and greed, unity and division, celebration and anguish. It is red mittens and red ink.
50 Key Questions Only We The People Can Answer
By Stanley Bronstein
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
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.
Give Paz a Chance
By Joseph P. Duggan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Pennylesse. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Give Paz a Chance collects essays in media studies, cultural criticism, and politics by former White House and State Department official Joseph P. Duggan. The title essay lauds Octavio Paz's commitment to criticism as a way of thinking with integrity, as ”the imagination cured of fantasies and determined to face the world's realities.”
Food For Thoughts
By Secret Agent X-9
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Food For Thoughts is a collection of assorted topics that readers should find interesting, and include such subjects as the economy, health care, UFO's, the broadcasting industry, the prospects and implications of possible life on other planets, and even some thoughts about the current state of comic books. If you're looking for something unusual to read, this just might be it...
Reconstructing Oregon’s Frankentax: Improving the Equity, Financial Sustainability, and Efficiency of Property Taxes
By pdxcityclub
Price: Free! Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The City Club of Portland chartered your committee to research the evolution of the Oregon property tax system, to understand and explain it, to evaluate its pros and cons, and to recommend improvements.
Intelligent Designer: Evolution for Politicians
By John Janovy, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,740. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The Third Millennium American culture wars have produced the most scientifically illiterate politicians, including Presidential candidates, in modern times: climate change deniers, Biblical literalists, etc. This nation cannot afford such ignorance. This book brings badly needed help for a nation in desperate need of science literacy in high places. Send a copy to your elected representative!
The Great ReStart of 2019
By Kent Dickinson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The Great ReStart of 2019, by Kent Dickinson and Neal Worthington is subtitled: “The Return to Greatness that will follow the US Financial Collapse.” The book not only details the mess that we have made for ourselves as a society and the opportunities that are inherent in our situation, it envisions a comprehensive fix that moves beyond fear to hope.
Why Liberalism? How our Sense of Empathy and Fairness Determines our Political Orientation
By Eric Balkan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Ever wonder why it's virtually impossible to change someone's mind on a political issue? It's because political opinion is not based on philosophy, rational thinking or facts. But instead on the culture we've been socialized into. And specifically, how much that culture prizes empathy vs self-interest and the desire for fairness vs the desire for social stability.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Public Affairs Operations Field Manual - FM 46-1 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Public Affairs Operations Field Manual (FM 46-1) is the keystone doctrinal manual for U.S. Army Public Affairs operations. It focuses on how the Army thinks about public affairs and describes public affairs roles, missions, capabilities and organizations for the active Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance (IS-21.11) - Ensuring the Civil Rights of FEMA Customers
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,990. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
This vital Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is designed to give you an orientation to civil rights and to provide tips and best practices to help you protect the civil rights of those we serve.
Department of Defense Manual for Civil Emergencies: Guidance for Disasters, Civil Disturbance, Stafford Act Support
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,160. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
This important document from the Department of Defense, the Manual for Civil Emergencies, has been converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. The manual provides guidance for the preparation, coordination, and execution of military support to civil authorities during civil emergencies.
Los hijos de Robespierre. Francia: de la OAS a la intervención en Libia
By Gabriel Glasman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: Spanish. Published: November 8, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Esta obra se ocupa de trazar, el itinerario de una tradición que hizo de la ocupación y de las cruentes formas de represión, un hábito sostenido por siglos. Recorre desde los sueños expansivos de Richeliu y Colbert hasta la presencia en el sudeste asiático y la vergonzosa derrota a manos de los vietnamitas; desde el crudo colonialismo en Argelia hasta la escuela de tortura de la OAS.
Wake Up America!
By Richard Ruhling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,890. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Chris Hedges said, "We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, government destroys freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy." Awareness of the problem (like medical care is not healthcare) is step 1, the solutions are based on understanding of true principles v false.
2011 Essential Guide to Health and Medical Issues Involving Natural Disasters - Official Information for Individuals and Businesses on Dealing with Floods, Hurricanes, and other Emergencies
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,990. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
This unique ebook provides an essential up-to-date reference guide to the health and medical implications of natural disasters such as flooding and hurricanes, with detailed, expert advice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and FEMA.
Libertarian Renaissance
By George Phillies
Series: Liberty for America, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,230. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Former Libertarian Party State Chair George Phillies proposes a systematic plan for fixing the difficulties that ail the Libertarian Party. His objective is majority party status for the Libertarians.
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.