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The Role of Productivity in Community Success: The Jesuit-Guaraní Cultural Confluence
By David Satterlee
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Essay
This historical essay, drawn from the deepest jungles of Uruguay in South America, examines the creation of a flourishing culture and economy that lasted for almost two centuries. It explores the guided development of a virtuous web of social and economic controls that mixed the philosophy of Catholic Jesuits with the traditions of the native Guaraní peoples. Suggests application to our times.
Good vs Good: Why the 8 Great Goods are behind every good (and bad) decision
By John C. Beck
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,440. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by North Star Books. Category: Nonfiction
This book is philosophy of the most practical kind. Based on six years of research in more than 20 cultures and involving over 3000 people, Good vs Good describes eight categories of Goods on which we all make our daily decisions. Each of us has our own almost unique prioritization of these goods—but it is an unspoken, unexamined order that makes our decisions erratic and unpredictable at times.
Masters of Life on Meaningful Living: Conversations between Tom, Guru Dick and Guru Harry
By Tommy S. W. Wong
Series: Conversations with Guru Dick and Guru Harry · Wisdom of Life and Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,980. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
In this book, a young man, Tom, had conversations with Guru Dick and Guru Harry. In the conversations, the gurus offered contrasting views on what is meaningful living. The gurus finally gave their own definitions on living a meaningful life. For those who are interested in meaningful living, this book offers a fresh perspective!
Little Cutie Poems
By Kevin Marx
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
A collection of poems dealing with Life, Love, Society, Religion, Depression, Drugs, Loneliness, and Politics.
A Wealth Of Memory
By Kehinde Sonola
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
A poetry book homage to the unbreakable human spirit, which withstands society's barrage and constantly seeks a true oneness with the Universe. A Wealth Of Memory is dedicated to this planet and its inhabitants and is ultimately a hopeful tome concerned with finding that balance within and without or in other words, Serenity.
Letters To An American From Socialist East Germany
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
I am publishing some of the texts of letters and cards I received from an East German finance student in the years from 1984-1991. As far as I know "Dana" is now living in Berlin, married since 1989. Her letters show a brightness and curiosity about life and culture. A child of socialism, she was deeply curious about life in capitalist America. Yet she felt a duty to produce a child for the state
Unfinished Glory Unedited Hope
By Kehinde Sonola
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
It is the early 2000s, a time of great upheaval whether it be the coming of the new millennium, 9-11 or an ever growing gap between the world's Haves and Have Nots. Yet, through various journeys, the poet is uplifted by the constant discovery of earnestness, love and the unwillingness of good people to rest. The collection spans three years worth of work covering travels across 3 continents.
The Forest Awakes: Landscape and Imagery of Japan
By Kenneth A. Thomas
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
A vivid, emotional trip throughout Japan is presented in this collection of haiku by author Kenneth Thomas with a Foreword written by Dr. Nakato Hiroshi, president of the Minneapolis Japanese School. In these three line, light verses you will be able to visualize Japan with fun, sensitive and intimate details of Japanese culture. This visual transit of Japan that will leave the reader enchanted.
Essays in Sociological Explanation
By Neil J. Smelser
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,850. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction
Smelser's much-referenced collection of writings on issues of sociological theory and practice--by one of the world's leading social scientists of the past half-century. This informative book is now republished in the Classics of the Social Sciences Series from Quid Pro Books. Quality ebook formatting includes active TOC, linked chapter endnotes, and legible graphs and images from the original.
Rūta
By Kit Masters
You set the price! Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
Rūta delves into the conscience of a secondary school teacher, optimistic and enthusiastic at the start of his career. He falls in love with his tutor group, one of whom, Rūta, a new arrival from Lithuania, seems to him a perfect student. He fixates on what she represents, as the reality of modern schools saps his energy and weakens his resolve.