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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.
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: 115,020. 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.
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.
Norrköpingsandan, texter från Norrköpings Tidningar by Mats Granberg
Price: Free! Words: 53,510. 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.
Essays in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning by Gerry Stahl
Price: Free! Words: 70,940. 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 Susan George
Price: Free! Words: 84,470. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Transnational Institute. 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."
How To Make A Social Justice Warrior by Will Shetterly
Price: Free! Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014 by CatYelling. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Will Shetterly may be the only person who has gotten death threats from both racists and anti-racists. This is his history of of flamewars, black lists, and mobbing by science fiction fans who believe they will make a better world by raging on the internet.
Go Digital by Tuyo Isaza
Price: Free! Words: 63,140. Language: Spanish. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Essay » Business
El mundo de los negocios ha cambiado, lo Digital ha transformado los comportamientos que rigen todos los aspectos de nuestra vida, y la de los clientes de todas las marcas. Andy, el gerente de Marketing de Medixall, se enfrenta a un nuevo reto y descubrirá una pasión que toma muy poco tiempo para entender, pero toda una vida para dominar.