Politics, Philosophy & Social Sciences Books

Chess: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners a?? A Comprehensive and Simplified Introduction to the Game of Chess (openings, tactics, strategy)

The Truth About ChessFrom the outside, chess seems like a complicated and esoteric game that only a few people with special abilities can play. This is not true. In fact, chess is accessible and can be played by anyone with a brain, a pair of eyes, and imagination. The Ultimate Illustrated Guide for BeginnersIf you have never played the game of chess or are still discovering it, this book is for you. It is a basic and comprehensive guide that will introduce you to the game and teach you everything you need to know, from the setup of a chess board to the delivery of checkmate. It is filled with advice for beginners, basic tactics, strategies, and diagrams to help you visualize every step of your progress. The Start of a Lifelong King's HuntThe objective of this book is not to make you a chess master. That is an accomplishment that takes decades of research, regular practice, and an enormous amount of talent. The goal here is for you to become a decent chess player. After reading this book, you will be able to play games with anyone, practice regularly, and sharpen your chess muscles until you reach a decent level of play. The more you play, the better you will get. But it all starts with the basics which you will acquire in this book. So don't hesitate. If you've always wanted to learn to play chess, now is the time. Just scroll up and grab your copy now!

In The Attic (Based On True Crime Book 1)

“I’m so terrified... that psycho’s going to kill me!” Maria Dersch prophetically predicted her death at the savage hands of her ex-boyfriend, Billy Ray Shaughnessy, who hid in her attic for two and a half days with an ax before sneaking down in the dead of night, chopping Maria and her new lover to death.In The Attic is based on a true crime story - an intense, shocking, and unforgettable psychological crime thriller - and a real double murder case author Garry Rodgers investigated as a homicide detective. It’s also told from the killer’s point of view through his lyrical, psychotic, and homicidal thoughts.In this lightning-paced, mind-twisting, psychological ride, you’re suspended in a six-day investigation and search for Billy Ray after Maria reported a violent, knife-point, sexual assault committed by him on a Friday afternoon. Over the weekend, police and friends made a frantic attempt to lock Billy Ray from the house and track him down to prevent escalation. They failed. In The Attic allows a terrifying yet fascinating access to a psychopathic, anti-social mind—a mind diagnosed as one of the most outstanding cases of mental disorder a team of forensic psychiatrists ever saw.Here’s what readers of In The Attic are saying:“Aghast! This is one of the best written and easily the most horrifying suspense story I have read. The writing is so clear and so compelling that you are immediately drawn in. I. Could. Not. Put. This. Down.”“The author’s seamless POV transitions are genius. You’re given a disquieting look into the deeply disturbed, misogynistic psyche of a killer and the concern of a dedicated, seasoned police officer.”“As events unfolded, I found myself praying the victim would somehow survive, which is absurd, as you know going in, the story is about a double murder. Garry Rodgers’ writing is so fluid, he places you in the detective’s shoes without effort—you’re there, you’re experiencing scenes as they unfold. I’m not prone to nightmares by something I’ve read, but Garry Rodgers has succeeded where others left little, or no impact.”“Do not let the horrific and graphic nature of this novel dissuade you. This is a must-read for crime novel enthusiasts. I felt driven to finish this book in record time. True story, great writing, emotional investment. What more could you want from a title?""In my opinion, Garry Rodgers is slated to become one of the most outstanding crime writers of our time.””If you've ever read The Widow by Fiona Barton or The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, my feeling while reading In The Attic was akin to my feelings while reading Widow and Train. I don't just think it's a great read, I think it's an important story—of mental illness, abuse, and how the limitations in social services can sometimes coalesce at the wrong moment, hurting all involved.”“It sounds like a cliché, but I couldn’t put it down. I was gripped from the first sentence, and was not so much reading as inhaling the story until it was done. I took a long, cathartic shower to get my head back in my own world, so I could write sensibly about my experience as a reader of this gripping story.”"No awareness that I was reading a book, more like I was completely inside the story"Look Inside In The Attic

True Crime Stories: A Prequel: 4 Shocking True Crime Cases (True Crime Anthology)

There are killers who stalk their prey, learning all they can about an intended target before striking. Some commit the act of murder out of hatred or revenge for someone in their lives. Killers like Detlev Guenzel searched for like-minded souls who would allow them to indulge in their deepest darkest fantasies. Then of course, there are those who brutally murder for no apparent reason whatsoever. Each of the four true crime murder cases in this true crime anthology are all different from each other in many ways. The wife who was cast aside for a much younger model; the vore who sought out a willing participant in the act of consensual homicide and cannibalism; the young man who butchered his elderly neighbours; and the man whose partners either disappeared or turned up dead over the period of 54 years. For these true crime murder stories we delve into the background of each killer, the acts they committed, and the criminal investigation that brought them down. We look at why they killed, even when there seems to be no apparent motive. True murder cases like these are hard to fathom, and will leave you wondering about the horrors of humanity. True crime stories are the most frightening of all, as you discover what people have the capability of doing to others.This is a prequel to Jack Rosewood's best true crime books series, True Crime Stories.

Amelia's Story

While the nation fights in The War of 1812, Amelia Samuels fightes her own battle. Her father is forcing her to marry Thomas Van Martin, the son of the wealthiest man in Millersport. Thomas is everything she's against in a man and the last thing she wants is for him to be her husband. When she has nobody to turn to, she befriends Patrick Buchanan, the village stranger. After falling in love, Amelia and Patrick discover the reason behind her unwanted engagement but Amelia finds herself in grave danger before she can make things right.Amelia's Story is about a village seeking the truth. It's what happens when one man's mistakes effects the entire community. Though the residents of Millersport never learn the complete truth, the readers of this story will know exactly what happened that frightful night of August 25, 1813.

Hannibal Barca: A Life From Beginning to End (Military Biographies)

Hannibal Barca* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.There are notorious figures in history who have withstood the test of time, and then there is Hannibal Barca. This man stands in a unique category of his own because the name of Hannibal Barca not only went down in history; it changed the course of it. This headstrong North African leader did the impossible. He not only led a massive army flanked by elephants—yes, elephants—from North Africa and into Europe, Hannibal also managed to check the growing superpower of Rome through sheer ingenuity. Inside you will read about...✓ Crossing the Alps✓ Hannibal’s Roman Raids✓ The Apocalyptic Battle of Cannae✓ The Roman Counterattack✓ Life on the Run✓ Hannibal’s Last StandAnd much more!Hannibal Barca crossed the Alps to present himself as ancient Rome’s own insurmountable mountain. He positioned himself directly between the Old World Empire of Carthage and the young upstart of the Roman Republic, creating a clash of civilizations on a colossal scale. And the world has been trying to recover ever since.Series Information: Military Biographies Book 4

Your Attitude of Gratitude: Develop Simple Gratitude Skills for Better Living (Sensei Self Development Series)

Gratitude can be used as emotional medicine by everyone. Get simple and effective science-based strategies to destroy pessimism and start seeing the world and your life as the beautiful gift it really is! Allow this book to inspire you to find more peace and wisdom without awkwardly having to work at it. Learn to 'flip the script' on pessimism with reasoning and facts that make sense. This practical book offers simple ways of using gratitude for people curious enough to learn and experience effective habits designed to serve in ways that focus the mind, improve your mood, and strengthen your relationship with yourself as well as with others for life! 'Your Attitude of Gratitude' is aimed at helping overcome times of uncertainty with exercises based on science. The approach is to connect simple insights and practices with long-term emotional benefits for better living. A perfect book for adults (both young and wise) ages 13 and up. Enjoy! Get your copy today by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button. Also Included is a FREE Collection of over 25 Guided Meditations for Adults & Kids (Avg. 4.8 Stars & over 25K Listens Worldwide). Join Our Publishing Journey! Sensei Publishing provides high-quality, transformative self-development books and guided meditations for people of all ages at any stage in life. The ability to spark change in an individual depends on the quality of information available to him or her. Sensei Publishing is committed to providing quality and research-based content that will add value to people’s lives by improving their experience as they journey towards becoming the best version of themselves. - It's a great day to be alive!Get your copy of 'Your Attitude Of Gratitude' today by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button now!Join Our Publishing Journey!Everyone’s invited to:- Get to know us better- Take a look behind the scenes and experience our creative process- Learn about the new books we’re working on by joining our newsletterVisit: www.senseipublishing.com & fill out the pop-up form.Follow/Like/Subscribe/Share on Facebook, Instagram, YouTubeSearch: #senseipublishing #senseiselfdevelopment

Sword Dance

Five years ago, Damiskos’s brilliant military career was cut short, leaving him with a permanent disability and scars that are not all physical. Adrift and still grieving, he tries to find meaning in an unsatisfying job.Work takes him to the remote seaside villa of an old friend, where, among an odd assortment of guests, he meets the eunuch sword-dancer Varazda. Enigmatic and beautiful but distinctly prickly, Varazda is the antithesis of the straightforward and serious Damiskos. Yet as they keep getting in each other’s way at the villa, their mutual dislike is complicated by a spark of undeniable attraction.Then the villa’s guests begin to reveal their true characters and motives—no one here is what they seem—and Damiskos finds himself at the centre of a bizarre web of espionage, theft, and assassination. Varazda may need Damiskos’s help, but not as much as Damiskos, finally awakening to a new sense of life and purpose, needs Varazda.Sword Dance is the first book in the Sword Dance trilogy, an m/nb romance set in an imaginary ancient world, with murderous philosophy students, sex acts named after fruit, and love blossoming in the midst of mayhem.

Techniques of Social Influence: The psychology of gaining compliance

Every day we are asked to fulfil others’ requests, and we make regular requests of others too, seeking compliance with our desires, commands and suggestions. This accessible text provides a uniquely in-depth overview of the different social influence techniques people use in order to improve the chances of their requests being fulfilled. It both describes each of the techniques in question and explores the research behind them, considering questions such as: How do we know that they work? Under what conditions are they more or less likely to be effective? How might individuals successfully resist attempts by others to influence them?The book groups social influence techniques according to a common characteristic: for instance, early chapters describe "sequential" techniques, and techniques involving egotistic mechanisms, such as using the name of one’s interlocutor. Later chapters present techniques based on gestures and facial movements, and others based on the use of specific words, re-examining on the way whether "please" really is a magic word. In every case, author Dariusz Dolinski discusses the existing experimental studies exploring their effectiveness, and how that effectiveness is enhanced or reduced under certain conditions. The book draws on historical material as well as the most up-to-date research, and unpicks the methodological and theoretical controversies involved. The ideal introduction for psychology graduates and undergraduates studying social influence and persuasion, Techniques of Social Influence will also appeal to scholars and students in neighbouring disciplines, as well as interested marketing professionals and practitioners in related fields.

Zen: Zen For Beginners a beginners guide to Mindfulness and Meditation methods to relieve anxiety

A beginners guide to the amazing World of Zen!In saying, “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without,” Buddha is 100 percent right. Even if you possess all the luxuries wealth can buy, you cannot be happy and excited about your life if you are not peaceful from the inside.How can you learn to cultivate inner peace and a sense of fulfillment while the world we live in is as a fast-paced and stressful one where because we have so many responsibilities to attend and so much work to do, it often becomes nearly impossible to be peaceful and happy?While it is true that we live in a hectic and stressing world, this does not mean you can never attain inner peace and fulfillment. You can certainly be peaceful and fulfilled even as you fulfill your responsibilities and enjoy your life. How can you do that? Well, the answer is simple: ZenZen is a branch of Buddhism that focuses mainly on meditation and teaches you ways to infuse peace and calm into your routine life. If you desire to learn all about Zen and follow Zen practices, this book is for you. Created as a complete Zen guide for beginners, this book illuminates Zen and its benefits along with easy-to-follow steps guaranteed to help you bring the essence of Zen into your everyday life and thus make your life more meaningful, peaceful, and harmonious.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...A Closer Look At ZenStep 1: Simplify Your Life And Focus Only On The EssentialsStep 2: Improve Your Actions By Re-Assessing Your Goals And AspirationsStep 3: Meditate To Be More Aware Of YourselfAnd much, much more!Download your copy today!

True Crime Files Volume 28: Five Unique True Crime Stories

The Watcher: a new couple believe they have just bought their dream home. But when sinister letters start arriving at their new abode threatening retribution, their lives soon become consumed by fear and paranoia. Soon to be a major motion picture.Russell Martin: Russell was known to up sticks and leave town for weeks at a time. But on this occasion his sister is convinced that his wife has murdered him. Is she simply being an overprotective sister, or has Russell Martin really met his end?Amy Allwine: Amy was known to be one of the most popular women in town. She was loved by all. Or so she thought. When the police knock on her door one day to say that somebody wants her dead, Amy wonders just who she can trust.The Pillow Pyro: a series of fatal arson attacks plague California, but could the arsonist be a firefighter also?Gail and Rick Brink: on a cold winter’s morning in 1987 a newly married couple fail to show up for work. Who would want Gail and Rick Brink dead. Authorities are stunned when the killer is found to be a person who the couple loved and trusted...

What is Psychology? (An Introductory)

Perfect for students, anyone interested in psychology and psychology for beginners. BOOK CONTAINS LINK FOR FREE BOOK! What is psychology? What areas of human behaviour does psychology cover? What approaches are there to human behaviour? If the answer is yes to any of those questions and more, then this is the book for you! As you will learn about what psychology is, the five approaches to human behaviour and you’ll have an introduction to nine subfields of psychology. By the end of this book, you will have a great introduction to psychology because you’ll be able to explain what psychology involves and you’ll have the knowledge of the other subareas of psychology to look at your favourite topic in more depth. If you like this book, then you will love my other books. Like: Sociocultural Psychology 2nd Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. What is Psychology? Content: IntroductionChapter 1: What is Psychology? Chapter 2: Approaches to PsychologyChapter 3: Biological PsychologyChapter 4: Cognitive PsychologyChapter 5: Sociocultural PsychologyChapter 6: Abnormal PsychologyChapter 7: Psychology of Human RelationshipsChapter 8: Health PsychologyChapter 9: Developmental PsychologyChapter 10: Research in Psychologychapter 11: Forensic Psychology

Confidence: Your Practical Training: How to Develop Healthy Self Esteem and Deep Self Confidence to Be Successful and Become True Friends with Yourself (Master Your Emotional Intelligence)

Have you ever considered how many opportunities you have missed and how many chances you have wasted by lacking self-confidence when you need it most?Have you ever given up on your plans, important goals, and dreams not because you just decided to focus on something else, but simply because you were too SCARED or hesitant to even start, or stick up to the plan and keep going?Are you afraid of starting your own business or asking for a promotion? Petrified of public speaking, socializing, dating, taking up new hobbies, or going to job interviews?Can you imagine how amazing and relieving it would feel to finally obtain all the self-esteem needed to accomplish things you've always wanted to achieve in your life?Finally, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you simply couldn’t understand WHY you acted in a certain way, or why you kept holding yourself back and feeling all the bad emotions, instead of just going for what’s the most important to you?Due to early social conditioning and many other influences, most people on this planet are already familiar with all these feelings.WAY TOO FAMILIAR!I know how it feels, too. I was in the same exact place.And then, I found the way!It's high time you did something about it too because, truth be told, self-confident people just have it way easier in every single aspect of life!From becoming your own boss or succeeding in your career, through dating and socializing, to starting new hobbies, standing up for yourself or maybe finally packing your suitcase and going on this Asia trip you promised yourself decades ago… All too often, people fail in these quests as they aren’t equipped with the natural and lasting self-confidence to deal with them in a proper way.Confidence is not useful only in everyday life and casual situations. Do you really want to fulfill your wildest dreams, or do you just want to keep chatting about them with your friends, until one day you wake up as a grumpy, old, frustrated person? Big achievements require brave and fearless actions. If you want to act bravely, you need to be confident.Along with lots of useful, practical exercises, this book will provide you with plenty of new information that will help you understand what confidence problems really come down to. And this is the most important and the saddest part, because most people do not truly recognize the root problem, and that’s why they get poor results.Lack of self-confidence and problems with unhealthy self-esteem are usually the reason why smart, competent, and talented people never achieve a satisfying life; a life that should easily be possible for them.In this book, you will read about:-How, when, and why society robs us all of natural confidence and healthy self-esteem.-What kind of social and psychological traps you need to avoid in order to feel much calmer, happier, and more confident.-What “natural confidence” means and how it becomes natural.-What “self-confidence” really is and what it definitely isn’t (as opposed to what most people think!).-How your mind hurts you when it really just wants to help you, and how to stop the process.-What different kinds of fear we feel, where they come from, and how to defeat them.-How to have a great relationship with yourself.-How to use stress to boost your inner strength.-Effective and ineffective ways of building healthy self-esteem.-Why the relation between self-acceptance and stress is so crucial.-How to stay confident in professional situations.-How to protect your self-esteem when life brings you down, and how to deal with criticism and jealousy.-How to use neuro-linguistic programming, imagination, visualizations, diary entries, and your five senses to re-program your subconscious and get rid of “mental viruses” and detrimental beliefs that actively destroy your natural confidence and healthy self-esteem.

The Awakening

THE AWAKENING, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psycho¬logical complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern master¬pieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams. (more at wisehouse-classics.com)

Terror at Sea: Lifting the lid on modern piracy

Including the sensational evidence about the tragedy of the MV Estonia...Piracy. Although often associated with the antiquated figures of picture books and blockbuster films, modern-day pirates are a very real threat, terrorizing our seas and claiming lives.‘Even as you read these lines, somewhere on the high seas mariners are being attacked by armed pirates, their faces masked, their weapons deadly.’ So begins Douglas Stewart’s introduction to the unimaginably dangerous world of modern piracy. Attackers are armed with rocket-launchers and automatic machine guns, and their victims may be murdered, tortured, seized as hostages, or simply dumped overboard.Perhaps most worrying of all is the recent trend for use of these ill-gotten gains to fund international terrorism. Difficult to police and on the rise, Stewart lifts the lid on a side to piracy that is often underrepresented in the media, but directly affecting the reign of terror we are all affected by. Terror at Sea tells of disappearing phantom ships and of a cigarette scam run by a fraudster from New Jersey, the story of MV Estonia and many other disasters at sea. As it enters the mysterious world of the Triads, some of the most bloody, cunning and lucrative attacks, frauds and schemes of the past twenty years are brought to the page in an exciting and refreshing way.Praise for Douglas Stewart“Do read this superb novel” – Sunday IndependentDouglas Stewart did not start writing professionally until he had become an international lawyer. Ever since, he has juggled writing with legal issues in the UK and USA before taking early retirement, giving him more time to focus on writing. After a stint in Las Vegas, he is now back in Europe where he lives with his wife.

Blockchain and Crypto Currency: Building a High Quality Marketplace for Crypto Data (Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific)

This open access book contributes to the creation of a cyber ecosystem supported by blockchain technology in which technology and people can coexist in harmony. Blockchains have shown that trusted records, or ledgers, of permanent data can be stored on the Internet in a decentralized manner. The decentralization of the recording process is expected to significantly economize the cost of transactions.Creating a ledger on data, a blockchain makes it possible to designate the owner of each piece of data, to trade data pieces, and to market them. This book examines the formation of markets for various types of data from the theory of market quality proposed and developed by M. Yano. Blockchains are expected to give data itself the status of a new production factor. Bringing ownership of data to the hands of data producers, blockchains can reduce the possibility of information leakage, enhance the sharing and use of IoT data, and prevent data monopoly and misuse.The industry will have a bright future as soon as better technology is developed and when a healthy infrastructure is created to support the blockchain market.  

Narratives of COVID: Loss, Dying, Death and Grief during COVID-19

How have you experienced loss and grief during COVID-19? The Pandemic has brought losses, death, and changes to everyday life on a global scale. For many, fears that had previously been the stuff of nightmares, or tales they thought were confined to the history books, and science fiction horror films were becoming reality. We have all been altered by the events of the last two years. In this book, narrative responses in the form of essays, poems, and reflections from Open University students, staff, and alumni across the UK and beyond are brought together, to document a powerful reflection of the impact of COVID on individuals and wider society. Although this started primarily as a way of collating narratives from across the UK and beyond, what has emerged is much more than just some words on a page in a book. This edited collection captures a moment in time, highlighting some of the many different experiences that arose from individual circumstances. The experiences shared here will resonate beyond The Open University and the UK. Collectively, it provides an important space for alternative voices and shared grief, while simultaneously allowing readers to process emotions related to the impact the pandemic has had on many. This book is suitable for personal reading, teaching, and academic research.

On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition)

A celebration of individuality, diversity, and nonconformity, On Liberty still makes a persuasive argument for what John Stuart Mill believed to be humankind’s essential liberties: the freedoms of speech, assembly, and the pursuit of pleasure, so long as one’s actions do not impede the liberty of another. These freedoms, he maintained, result in a far more successful society than one ruled by the tyranny of the majority.An exploration of the limits of government over the individual, this treatise on personal liberty has inspired debate since its publication in 1859, and has provided the foundation for modern liberal political thought.AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.Revised edition: Previously published as On Liberty, this edition of On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Why Knowing What To Do Is Not Enough: A Realistic Perspective on Self-Reliance (Research for Policy)

This open access book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between “knowing” and “doing” in view of self-reliance, which is more and more often expected of citizens. In today’s society, people are expected to take responsibility for their own lives and be self-reliant. This is no easy feat. They must be on constant high alert in areas of life such as health, work and personal finances and, if things threaten to go awry, take appropriate action without further ado. What does this mean for public policy? Policymakers tend to assume that the government only needs to provide people with clear information and that, once properly informed, they will automatically do the right thing. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that things do not work like that. Even though people know perfectly well what they ought to do, they often behave differently. Why is this? This book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’. It focuses on the role of non-cognitive capacities, such as setting goals, taking action, persevering and coping with setbacks, and shows how these capacities are undermined by adverse circumstances. By taking the latest psychological insights fully into account, this book presents a more realist perspective on self-reliance, and shows government officials how to design rules and institutions that allow for the natural limitations in people’s ‘capacity to act’.

Leviathan

“Leviathan” is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes’ observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers.

Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato

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Developing Your Intuition: 5 Simple Steps To Help You Live a More Intuitive Life

***For a limited time, you can get this author's latest book, The Yin & Yang Lifestyle Guide, for free - click here to find out more > michaelhetherington.com.au/freebook (just copy and paste into your browser)***The little book will help you connect more readily and easily with your intuition. We all have the capacity for intuitive insight; in fact, intuition is already within us - whether we are aware of it or not. Having intuition doesn’t involve having psychic powers or having to visualize white lights coming out of our heads. These common “new age” style techniques are not at all necessary to develop our intuition. In some cases, these techniques further impair our capacity to be intuitive simply because it can add more clutter into our minds. Developing your intuition is not about adding more or wanting more, it’s about throwing things out and wanting less – when we have cultivated a healthy space within, we can hear, see and feel our intuition more clearly.This book will help you to understand what intuition is and why it is an important part of our lives. It will outline some very simple and progressive steps to take in order to de-clutter the mind so that you can become more aware and sensitive to your intuitive abilities.

Changing Habits of Mind: A Brain-Based Theory of Psychotherapy

Changing Habits of Mind presents a theory of personality that integrates homeostatic dynamics of the brain with self-processes, emotionality, cultural adaptation, and personal reality.Informed by the author’s brain-based, relational psychotherapeutic practice, the book discusses the brain’s evolutionary growth, the four information-processing areas of the brain, and the cortex in relationship to the limbic system. Integrating the different experiences of sensory and non-sensory processes in the brain, the text introduces a theory of personality currently lacking in psychotherapy research that integrates neurobiology and psychology for the first time. Readers will learn how to integrate psychodynamic processes with cognitive behavioral techniques, while clinical vignettes exemplify the interaction of neurophysiological process with a range of psychological variables including homeostasis, developmental family dynamics, and culture.Changing Habits of Mind expands the psychotherapist’s perspective, exploring the important links between an integrated theory of personality and effective clinical practice.

The Good Life Handbook: Epictetus' Stoic Classic Enchiridion

The Good Life Handbook is a rendering of Epictetus' Enchiridion in plain English. It is a concise summary of the teachings of Epictetus, as transcribed and later summarized by his student Flavius Arrian. The Handbook is a guide to the good life. It answers the question, “How can we be good and live free and happy, no matter what else is happening around us?”Ancient Stoics lived in a time of turmoil under difficult conditions. So, the solutions they found to living free was tested under very stringent conditions. For example, Epictetus was a lame slave who made himself free and happy later in life by following the principles set out in this book.

The Deadly Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers (American Serial Killers)

The Shocking True Crime Stories of the 12 Worst Serial Killers in American HistoryDavid Berkowitz: Known as the “Son of Sam,” Berkowitz was a deeply disturbed young man who prowled the streets of New York dispensing death with his .44 caliber revolver.William Bonin: One of a trio of deadly psychopaths who trawled the freeways of Southern California during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Bonin was a depraved child killer who abducted, raped and tortured more than 20 teenaged boys.The Boston Strangler: Albert De Salvo took the fall but most experts agree that he was not the Strangler. So who was the real killer? And how did he get away with the series of brutal murders that so terrified the citizens of Boston?Ted Bundy: Charming, intelligent and lethal, Bundy is America’s most notorious serial killer, a deadly fiend who cut a swathe of destruction across the country, raping, killing and committing necrophilia on his young victims.Dean Corll: Along with two willing teenaged accomplices, Corll orchestrated what was at the time the biggest murder spree in American history, raping torturing and killing at least 25 young boys.Jeffrey Dahmer: Hideously depraved killer who preyed on young homosexual men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cannibalizing them and conducting bizarre experiments on their bodies.Albert Fish: He looked like a frail old man, but Albert Fish was actually a psychotic child killer and torturer, with a taste for human flesh.John Wayne Gacy: Cold-hearted killer who raped, tortured and strangled at least 33 young men, burying their bodies in the crawlspace of his Chicago house.Randy Kraft: The least well known of California’s three “Freeway Killers.” And yet Kraft was both the most prolific and the most depraved, responsible for the torture killings of as many as 67 young men.Dennis Rader: Known as the “BTK Killer” (after his M.O.: Bind, Torture, Kill) Radar held the citizens of Wichita, Kansas in a state of fear for over 30 years, during which time he claimed 10 known victims.Richard Ramirez: A satanic burglar who went by the terrifying sobriquet, “The Night Stalker,” Ramirez raped, battered, shot and stabbed his victims during a bloody reign of terror in 1980’s Los Angeles.Gary Ridgeway: As the horrific “Green River Killer,” Ridgeway engaged the Washington police in a deadly game of cat and mouse, claiming more that 60 victims over two decades.˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃Scroll up to grab a copy of The Deadly Dozen: America’s 12 Worst Serial KillersBook Series by Robert KellerMost of my works cover serial killers, while the “Murder Most Vile” series covers individual true crime stories. These are the main collections;American Monsters50 American Serial Killers You’ve Probably Never Heard OfMurder Most VileHuman MonstersBritish MonstersAustralian MonstersCanadian MonstersGerman MonstersCannibal KillersPlus various other standalone books, including the The Deadly Dozen, which is available as a free download on Amazon, and Serial Killers Unsolved, which you can get for free when signing up to my mailing list.Robert Keller’s True Crime eBook Categories:Serial KillersTrue CrimeSerial Killer BiographiesMurder and MayhemTrue Murder CasesSerial Killer Case FilesTrue Crime Short Stories

The 9/11 Commission Report: Full and Complete Account of the Circumstances Surrounding the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the UnitedStates if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there wereefforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of bordersecurity as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackersdemonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into theUnited States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national securitypolicy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.Contents: A Factual Overview of the September 11 Border StoryThe September 11 Travel Operation – a ChronologyTerrorist Entry and Embedding Tactics, 1993-2001The RedbookTerrorist Travel Tactics by PlotAl Qaeda's Organizational Structure for Travel and Travel TacticsImmigration and Border Security Evolve, 1993 to 2001The Intelligence CommunityThe State DepartmentThe Immigration and Naturalization ServicePlanning and Executing Entry for the 9/11 PlotThe State DepartmentThe Immigration and Naturalization ServiceFinding a Fair VerdictCrisis Management and Response Post-September 11The Intelligence CommunityThe Department of StateThe Department of JusticeResponse at the Borders, 9/11-9/20, 2001The Department of Homeland Security

Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19

Written by leading social psychologists with expertise in leadership, health and emergency behaviour – who have also played an important role in advising governments on COVID-19 – this book provides a broad but integrated analysis of the psychology of COVID-19It explores the response to COVID-19 through the lens of social identity theory, drawing from insights provided by four decades of research. Starting from the premise that an effective response to the pandemic depends upon people coming together and supporting each other as members of a common community, the book helps us to understand emerging processes related to social (dis)connectedness, collective behaviour and the societal effects of COVID-19. In this it shows how psychological theory can help us better understand, and respond to, the events shaping the world in 2020. Considering key topics such as:LeadershipCommunicationRisk perceptionSocial isolationMental healthInequalityMisinformationPrejudice and racismBehaviour changeSocial DisorderThis book offers the foundation on which future analysis, intervention and policy can be built.We are proud to support the research into Covid-19 and are delighted to offer the finalised eBook for free.All Royalties from this book will be donated to charity. 

Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals

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Easy Spanish Stories For Beginners: 5 Spanish Short Stories For Beginners (With Audio) (Learn Spanish With Stories) (Spanish Edition)

Have you been searching for an effective Spanish language-learning method that can provide you better results than previous strategies?Are the traditional methods of learning Spanish just not cutting it, and you feel that you need more efficient alternatives that you can use on the go?If you feel like answering “Yes” to any of the previous questions, then you will be amazed to know more about this book that we’ve created for you – based on a highly-recommended language-learning method!It has finally arrived. Through Reading while Listening (or RwL), we have changed the way students experience new languages and their learning, providing them with an improved strategy that increases the immersion and enables them to simultaneously develop their reading and listening comprehension while on the go.This book makes effective use of this method to allow readers to read incredible Spanish stories while listening to the audio (you will find the links to the audio within); furthermore, any student - from children to adults - can expect wonderful results with just 20 minutes of daily practice!But how exactly can Easy Spanish Stories for Beginners help you learn Spanish?In this book, you will find the following:A powerful introduction that explains exactly just what you can expect to find within, as well as detailing what the RwL method is about and how to use it5 Amazing Spanish stories that will entertain you while educating you through the Reading while Listening method, boosting your Spanish comprehensionAll stories come with free audio accessA summary of each story – in English and Spanish – so that you can fully understand what you just readA vocabulary list, because we know how hard it can be to understand certain terms and phrasesFinally, a Q&A section so you can test how observant you were and practice your Spanish!So, what are you waiting for, grab a copy of Easy Spanish Stories for Beginners to begin unlocking your language-learning potential to its fullest!

The Communist Manifesto (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition)

THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London (in the German language as Manifest der kommunistischen Partei) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.It summarises Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then finally communism. (more on wisehouse-publishing.com)

Academic Writing Guide: Paragraph Structure (Essay and Thesis Writing)

A Step-by-Step, Quick and Easy Guide to Writing Essay or Dissertation Body ParagraphsEverything you need to know about the structure of a paragraph is contained in this short guide. An outline of the different sections you'll need to include is provided, and each section is explained in detail so that you know exactly what you'll have to do to succeed in your essay or dissertation. Learn how to write a good topic sentence, how to provide evidence or support for your ideas, and how to explain your evidence using your critical thinking skills.This guide will be useful for making sure that you start off your journey of academic writing on the right foot. It will cover all of the basic elements, and will take 30 minutes to work through. The guide is written by Dr. Grant Andrews, who has been teaching academic writing for years, and who knows the common pitfalls that students experience in academic writing.This book is part of the Essay and Thesis Writing Series. You can find out more about the series at www.writeyourthesis.com.

Advanced English Grammar: Discover the Perfect Tool for Students, Teachers, and Even Adults That Will Help You Conquer English Grammar With Ease! (SMART ENGLISH)

Discover the Perfect Tool for Students, Teachers, and Even Adults That Will Help You Conquer English Grammar With Ease!The most challenging part of any language is grammar…Do you know why? Because grammar = rules, and rules are boring.There are many books out there that teach English grammar – guides, workbooks, even official government-approved textbooks used in schools. Do you know what they have in common? Just like rules, they are dull and boring!Still, learning English grammar doesn't have to be tedious, and this English grammar workbook is proof.Would you like to improve your knowledge of English grammar with ease?Would you like to stay awake during English grammar lessons for the first time in your life?If so, you are in the right place because this workbook will revolutionize the way you are learning. Instead of focusing purely on "what," this workbook puts greater focus on "how" you are learning English grammar.Made for students struggling with their grammar lessons, this workbook is also suitable for adults who want to improve their knowledge of the English language, and it can be a perfect tool for English teachers.From verbs, nouns, and pronouns, over tenses, gerunds, and infinitives, all the way to pronunciation and punctuation rules – this workbook has all of it covered!Here is what this English grammar workbook can offer you:Interactive and exciting English grammar exercisesStep-by-step guides to conquer English grammar rules with easeStimulating practice quizzes at the end of each chapter to test your newly acquired knowledgeWay to master the advanced English grammar with easeAnd much more!If you are looking for an easy and fun way to conquer English grammar, all you have to do is follow practical guides and exciting exercises found inside this English grammar workbook.Forget about tedious and boring – this workbook is all about quick and easy! What are you waiting for?Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click," and Get Your Copy Now!

ESCAPED KILLER: Serial Killer Allan Legere. One of Canada's most Prolific Killers

When this killer was on the loose, citizens were vigilant, yet scared. Children were not allowed outside to play without adult supervision. But then he was captured, tried, convicted, and put away for life in prison. The community could finally breathe again. They are out of danger. Until the day the convicted killer escapes prison and rains terror upon anyone and everyone in his way. The manhunt pursues, the killer kills, and earns the title of a serial killer. This is the story of Allan Legere—a monster.Inside Bonus - the story of Andrea Yates from the book, "Parents Who Killed Their Children"

How to Approach Learning: What teachers and students should know about succeeding in school (Study Skills)

Academic success is rooted in a number of factors, of which 'intelligence' is only one. Attitude and beliefs, and knowledgeable strategy use, are critical. This is the core message of this collection of articles and research reports on study skills from the author's websites, arranged and edited for greater cohesiveness. Its aim is to describe and provide evidence for concepts and strategies that may change your approach to teaching or studying.The book contains articles on:personal factors that affect academic achievement: motivation, persistence, anxiety, intelligence, self-regulationchoosing strategies that are effective for the situationwhat 'transfer' is and why it's importanthow experts develop expertisethe idea of 'desirable difficulties'the limits of memorization and rote learningsome useful strategies in:readingnote-takingreaching understanding.This book is for students who are serious about being successful in study, and teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn.As always with the Mempowered books, the short book is fully referenced.

Prepared: The 8 Secret Skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces Operator That Will Keep You Safe - Basic Guide

Learn the 8 secret skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces operator that will keep you safe and prepare you for any situation - from a street mugging all the way to a full blown global catastrophe! “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” Joseph Heller, Catch-22 This is a great start to becoming more prepared for any situation. Our world is truly strange that so many good and helpful people find themselves preyed upon by the criminal elements. In case of an emergency or a catastrophe those odds may become even worst. My name is Roy Shepard and I’m a former IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Special Forces Operator. During my military service, I took part in countless missions behind enemy lines and later trained young cadets as a Master Sergeant. I specialize in weapons training, stealth and camouflage, and Krav-Maga. I’ve been in active reserve duty for the past 20 years and spent much of that time formulating and implementing defense strategies and drills in military bases all over Israel. Highly trained in martial arts, I specialize in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, and Russian Systema—with both hand-to-hand combat and melee weapon handling. I am also an expert marksman with both close-quarters and long-range weapons. The IDF is one of the most effective militaries in the world with proven strategies and tactics that have kept Israel safe for the last 70 years. The harsh reality is that Israel is a small country surrounded by hostile nations that have been intent on destroying it since it was formed in 1948. The IDF has defended Israel in eight full-out wars and fended off many incursions and terrorist attacks. The skills that I’m about to share with you are the same ones used by the IDF Special Forces Operators to stay safe in hostile situations and will allow you to do so as well. Be it fending off a mugger in a dark parking lot or surviving a post-catastrophe scenario. The reality is that we are always only moments away from danger and knowing the exact step-by-step response can be the difference between life, injury, or even death. Using the knowledge in this book you will learn how to avoid, escape, or survive numerous dangerous situations using minimal effort. The number one thing you must remember is that being efficient can save your life. If you don’t take steps to conserve your energy, you will get tired very quickly and may lose the battle. Professional fighters can hold a full combat event for a few seconds and after that they rely solely on technique to survive and accomplish the mission. This book will teach you eight of the most effective techniques to stay safe: 1. Situational awareness 2. Tactical relocation 3. Planning for emergencies 4. Survival self-defense 5. Team roles 6. Communications 7. Fitness 8. Survival tools I look forward to seeing you as part of our community at Prepper Legend and hope you enjoy this book at least as much as I enjoyed writing it. And above all else stay safe! Your friend always, Roy Shepard

Easily Understand Islam (Abridged Version)

(Note: This book is an ABRIDGED VERSION of the original book. It contains six chapters from the original 23.)About the book :Islam is one of the world’s major religions. An estimated 1.59 billion people spread throughout the world's nations are Muslim. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world today. Yet Islam is one of the most misunderstood. Learn Muslim beliefs and why they believe in them, as explained from Muslim perspectives, in a simple, engaging manner in this award winning book. A wide range of topics about Islam is covered in this collection of articles including:Why is there evil and suffering in this world?Top misconceptions about IslamWhy believe in God? What Islam is really aboutIslam Beliefs: The five pillars of IslamSometimes the best way to understand something is to look at it from different perspectives.

Medieval Women and Their Objects

The essays gathered in this volume present multifaceted considerations of the intersection of objects and gender within the cultural contexts of late medieval France and England. Some take a material view of objects, showing buildings, books, and pictures as sites of gender negotiation and resistance and as extensions of women’s bodies. Others reconsider the concept of objectification in the lives of fictional and historical medieval women by looking closely at their relation to gendered material objects, taken literally as women’s possessions and as figurative manifestations of their desires.The opening section looks at how medieval authors imagined fictional and legendary women using particular objects in ways that reinforce or challenge gender roles. These women bring objects into the orbit of gender identity, employing and relating to them in a literal sense, while also taking advantage of their symbolic meanings. The second section focuses on the use of texts both as objects in their own right and as mechanisms by which other objects are defined. The possessors of objects in these essays lived in the world, their lives documented by historical records, yet like their fictional and legendary counterparts, they too used objects for instrumental ends and with symbolic resonances. The final section considers the objectification of medieval women’s bodies as well as its limits. While this at times seems to allow for a trade in women, authorial attempts to give definitive shapes and boundaries to women’s bodies either complicate the gender boundaries they try to contain or reduce gender to an ideological abstraction. This volume contributes to the ongoing effort to calibrate female agency in the late Middle Ages, honoring the groundbreaking work of Carolyn P. Collette. 

A Short History of Greek Philosophy

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Emotion Control

Try not to Read this BOOK Unless you need to pass up the most intriguing data about Emotion Control in a Decade! That is the manner by which significant, and ideal, this BOOK is! All that you need to know to directing and dominating the feelings is remembered for this extraordinary BOOK: The Link Between Impulsive Responses and the Emotions

The Story of Our Submarines: A History of British Royal Navy Submarines during the First World War (annotated with an introduction by Richard .T. Holt)

The First World War was a pivotal time in the use and development of submarines and consequently anti-submarine warfare. This book is based on the author Commander John Graham Bower´s personal knowledge and experience as a submariner. He takes us onto the frontline of the war at sea inside the submarines and also those on the anti submarine ships fighting the German U-boats using recollections and first hand accounts from other sailors of the Royal Navy.- This edition has a new introduction which looks at the pivotal role submarines played in the Great War.Commander John Graham Bower (1886 - 1940) took command of various submarines during World War 1, his experience brings the gritty and dangerous submarine war of WW1 to life in this book.This is another exciting book from UnderSea Publishing

The Second World War, Vol. 3: The War at Sea (Essential Histories Book 1)

This volume provides a comprehensive guide to three major theaters of combat: the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The war at sea was a critical contest, as sea-lanes provided the logistical arteries for British and subsequent Allied armies fighting on the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Land forces ultimately won World War II, but the battles at sea fundamentally altered the balance of military power on the ground.

Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Volume 1 Sutra

Introduction and EncouragementThis eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.Volume 1 Sutra explains how to practise basic Buddhist compassion and wisdom in daily life. Covering topics such as What is Buddhism?, Buddhist Faith, The Preciousness of our Human Life, What does our Death Mean?, What is Karma?, The Four Noble Truths & Training in Love and Compassion, this volume shows how we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things really are.Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.”About the AuthorGeshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, including Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings. He has also founded over 1,100 Kadampa Meditation Centers and groups around the world.Library Journal ReviewGeshe Kelsang Gyatso “is a prolific and respected author,” according to Library Journal, and in Modern Buddhism, “he again presents the thought of the Buddha in an especially accessible manner.” Library Journal calls Gyatso’s 21st book “elegantly stated” and “a delight.”

How To Achieve A Flow State: Work Distraction Free With High Productivity (Lean Productivity Books)

Flow is a state where you’re completely engrossed in a task with your entire mental or physical energy. You’re so invigorated by the activity that you even lose track of time.You've heard successful people mention how they're in a state of flow when they work on their core tasks. But, is the flow state only limited to the champions and the experts? Not at all.You can achieve a flow state in your daily routine and this 20-page short book will guide you on that. By reading this book, you'll:Develop a deeper understanding of the flow stateThe conditions that lead to a flow stateExamples from day to day lifeTactics to achieve a flow state in your daily work schedule

Helter Skelter: Part One of the Shocking Manson Murders

Part One: The Shocking Story of the Manson Murders. On August 9th 1969, seven people were found shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Los Angeles at two different locations. Among them was Sharon Tate Polanski: Roman Polanski's heavily pregnant wife who was found with multiple wounds of the chest and back having been stabbed sixteen times. Before she was stabbed to death, Sharon was hanged from one of the rafters in the living room. Jay Sebring: a popular figure in Hollywood circles, Jay was found with a bloody towel covering his face, a rope around his neck slung over rafters and tied to Sharon Tate on the other side. He was stabbed and shot. Cause of death: Exsanguination, the victim bled to death. Abigail Anne Folger: A coffee heiress, a civil rights devotee, volunteer and friend of the Polanski's, Anne was stabbed twenty-eight times. 'Woytek' Frykowski: a close friend of Roman Polanski, and an aspiring novelist, Woytek was shot twice, struck over the head thirteen times and stabbed fifty-one times. Part One gives a detailed account of the crime scene, the victims and the long wait to list the suspects. This was the crime that shook Hollywood and the world.

Young, Female and Black

Young black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. They do well at school, contribute to society, are good efficient workers yet, as a group they consistently fail to secure the economic status and occupational prestige they deserve. This book presents a serious challenge to the widely held myth that young black women consistently underachieve both at school and in the labour market. In a comparative study of research and writig from America, Britain and the Caribbean Young, Female and Black re-examines our present understanding of what is meant by educational underachievement, the black family and, in particular, black womanhood in Britain.

Far Worse Than Fiction - Book 1: True Crime Stories (Far Worse Than Fiction: True Crime Stories Series)

Monsters are real, and they live among us. True crime can be worse than anything that Hollywood could dream up. Sometimes your quirky but seemingly harmless neighbor could be hiding a house of horrors, as was the case with The Camden Ripper. Or, it could be the local baker that you've always known as "Bob the Baker," who also happens to hunt humans in the Alaskan wilderness. All of the stories in Far Worse Than Fiction - Book 1 are true, even if we don't want them to be. In a society that craves a motive and reason why some do what they do, sometimes we'll never know.In this book...◆The Ukrainian Terminator: A serial killer began a months-long killing spree that terrified an entire nation. Ukraine was under siege by a man who would wipe out entire families. He would attack homes and motorists in isolated villages then escape without being seen. When his latest terror campaign ended, his final toll would be 43 murders, but it wasn't his first killing spree.◆ The Lamb's Head Murder: A worker on a farm discovered a severed lamb's head on one of the farm's fence posts. Although this was shocking enough, a note left with it was even more disturbing. It read "You next."◆ Camden Ripper: A homeless man was searching dumpsters for food. He pulled out one trash bag with what he thought might contain fish, but the man found a pair of severed legs when he opened the bag. The investigation which followed the gruesome discovery would raise questions about law enforcement's relationship with the mental health system.◆ Seattle Cyanide Murders: A woman's death started an investigation that would become one of the worst product poisoning cases in the country's history and ushered in a nationwide reform of product packaging.◆Missing Witness: A triple homicide at a parking garage in New York City would be the starting event of a complicated case for law enforcement. The subsequent investigation would take detectives across six states and uncover an elaborate multi-million dollar fraud.◆ Human Prey: It's almost impossible to become a missing person when no one knows anyone and thousands of people were new to town. It was the perfect storm for a predator to operate undetected for years.* The names of the victims and investigators have been changed. Only the names of the guilty are real.

Saving and Investment in the Twenty-First Century: The Great Divergence

The economy of the 21st century in the OECD countries and in China, is characterized by a new phenomenon: the structural surplus of private savings in relation to private investment. This is true even in a situation of prosperity and very low interest rates. On the one hand, this excess saving is due to people's increasing inclination to save in light of rising life expectancy, driven by the desire to have sufficient assets in old age. On the other hand, the demand for capital is not increasing to the same extent, so that investment is not keeping pace with the rising desire to save. The resulting gap between the private desire for wealth and private investment can only be closed by increasing public debt.  This open access book offers a new, capital-theoretical perspective on the macroeconomic relationship between desired wealth and investment, and it presents new empirical data on private wealth and its composition in the OECD plus China area. The authors argue that a free economic and social order can only be stabilized if the wealth aspirations of individuals are met under conditions of price stability. This is not possible without substantial net public debt. A new way of thinking about the economy as a whole is required. By way of an in-depth theoretical and empirical analysis, the book demonstrates this new way of thinking and describes the current challenges facing economic policy. It will appeal to economists and students of economics who are interested in macroeconomic theory and its economic policy implications.An impressive, and convincing theoretical dive into the fundamentals behind secular stagnation, with very strong implications for actual debt policy. Public debt may be needed to improve welfare.- Olivier Blanchard, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Professor of Economics Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2008 to 2015.Saving and Investment in the Twenty-First Century gives a wholly new perspective on macroeconomics. (...) Weiz­säcker and Krämer describe a simple, practical solution to the underemployment that has plagued Southern Europe for more than a decade.- George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001. Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.This is a profound and original contribution that can help us to understand and act on the great issues of our times.- Nicholas Stern, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. Author of the Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change. Chief Economist at the World Bank from 2000 to 2003.

ADHD Time Management: Learn to Master Time For Greater Accomplishment, Consistency, and Follow-through

A Comprehensive, Road-tested Time Management Guide for Adult ADHD / ADDDo you feel overwhelmed by keeping with a time management system? Is it difficult for you to stay consistent with scheduling and keeping appointments? Are you frustrated with your ability to follow-through on your short and long-term goals?In this guide, you'll uncover the key reasons why most time management systems can be difficult for people with ADHD, and receive essential guidance on how to construct simple, yet effective tools to make your relationship with time more easeful and empowering.You'll discover:A simple 5-step morning planning routine that reduces overwhelm and maximizes productivityTips, tools, and strategies for building an ADHD-friendly time management systemThe 3 key building blocks for daily planning and schedulingDigital and paper-based time management strategiesHow to address the emotional components of keeping with a time management system, and tools to circumvent overwhelm and frustrationHow to work with goals, milestones, and breaking up larger tasks into smaller, more manageable action itemsWays of creating a more "balanced" weekly scheduleEffective note-taking strategies for both work and personal items, capturing new ideas and key points to follow-up onMichael Joseph Ferguson, life coach and co-host of the popular ADHD podcast, "Adult ADHD / ADD Tips and Support," walks you, step-by-step, through creating the essential building blocks of a sustainable ADHD time management system.Based on the time management chapter of his more comprehensive book, The Drummer and the Great Mountain - a Guidebook to Transforming Adult ADD / ADHD, Michael has taught and fine-tuned this material over the past decade in numerous workshops and one-on-one life coaching sessions. ADHD Time Management will provide you with the elements you need to construct a roadmap to a more balanced, fulfilling relationship with time.

Global Political Demography: The Politics of Population Change

This open access book draws the big picture of how population change interplays with politics across the world from 1990 to 2040. Leading social scientists from a wide range of disciplines discuss, for the first time, all major political and policy aspects of population change as they play out differently in each major world region: North and South America; Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region; Western and East Central Europe; Russia, Belarus and Ukraine; East Asia; Southeast Asia; subcontinental India, Pakistan and Bangladesh; Australia and New Zealand. These macro-regional analyses are completed by cross-cutting global analyses of migration, religion and poverty, and age profiles and intra-state conflicts. From all angles, this book shows how strongly contextualized the political management and the political consequences of population change are. While long-term population ageing and short-term migration fluctuations present structural conditions, political actors play a key role in (mis-)managing, manipulating, and (under-)planning population change, which in turn determines how citizens in different groups react. 

Civil Disobedience

A Book that Transformed AmericaCivil Disobedience was Thoreau's first published book and continues to transform American discourse. It is unusual for its symbolism and structure, its criticism of Christian institutions, and its many-layered storytelling. The ideas presented in this essay have influenced some of the most powerful and influential people in history, including Martin Luther King Jnr, Leo Tolstoy, President John F. Kennedy and Ernest Hemingway. It was a seminal piece of work in the shaping of Gandhi’s three decade-long non-violent revolution against British-occupied India.

Outsmart Your Brain: Identify and Control Unconscious Judgments, Protect Yourself From Exploitation, and Make Better Decisions The Psychology of Bias, ... Irrationality (Mental Discipline Book 4)

What motivates us into doing or avoiding things? Why do our predictions not reflect reality? Traditional economics claims humans are rational actors. But is this true? Think about the last time you bought something expensive; was that item really the best choice based on value and utility? We all fall prey to irrationality and biases and make decisions based on them. This contradicts the wisdom of traditional economics. Outsmart Your Brain challenges everyday wisdom with the help of psychology and economics, commonly known as behavioral economics. Here you’ll find counterintuitive answers to the motivations behind our actions. This book is for those who don’t fear reality, have inquisitive an nature, enjoy challenges, and like to understand the real motivations of human nature – who like to outsmart their brains. Why do smart people make irrational decisions so often?- Understand why people value some things more than others.- How to use incentives to actually achieve what you want. - Understand the role dopamine plays in your decision-making to be more vigilant about your snap judgments.- Get around your natural biases related to loss, ownership, and risk.This compilation of experiments and studies mixed with the author’s wit will shift your understanding of human behavior. By recognizing the biases mentioned in this book:- You can make better decisions – be it in business, personal life, or community.- Avoid the serious consequences that certain biases lead us into.- You’ll know how people think, so you can help others make choices that are the best for them.- Learn the difference between perceived and actual risks and use this knowledge to your advantage.

The Rohingya Crisis: A People Facing Extinction

Widely-known as the world’s most persecuted minority group, the Rohingya in Myanmar are now facing extinction. Denied citizenship rights, denied their very ethnic identity, hundreds of thousands have fled Rakhine State inMyanmar over the border into Bangladesh, where they face squalid conditions.Many have witnessed death, mutilation and rape, as well as whole villages, what they called home, burning to ashes.Leading British Muslim fi gure Muhammad Abdul Bari has no doubt that what the Rohingya have been subject to, is genocide. In this concise but powerfully argued book, he brings to light the scale and barbarity of their suff ering and argues that the international community, through the UN, must ensure their full repatriation with full citizen rights to their homeland.

Narrating China's Governance: Stories in Xi Jinping's Speeches

This open access book captures and elaborates on the skill of storytelling as one of the distinct leadership features of Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China. It gathers the stories included in Xi’s speeches on various occasions, where they conveyed the essence of China’s history and culture, its reform and development, and the principles of China’s participating in global governance and cooperating with other countries to build a community of common destiny. The respective stories not only convey abstract and profound concepts of governance in comparatively straightforward language, but also create an immediate emotional connection between the narrator and the listener.In addition to the original stories, extensive additional materials are provided to convey the original context in which each was told, including when and to whom Xi told it, helping readers attain a deeper, intuitive understanding of their relevance.

Bulger On Trial: Boston's Most Notorious Gangster And The Pursuit Of Justice

The trial of James “Whitey” Bulger this summer was supposed to bring an end to one of the greatest scandals in the history of the FBI, but it dredged up a toxic swamp instead. Horrific crimes, depraved witnesses and sordid accounts of FBI agents who gave their allegiance to the mob boss emerged from the muck as families of 19 murder victims endured the presentation of broken skulls and jaws along with photos from the morgue. At center stage was the defendant, who had been listed and protected by the FBI as a secret informant. He claimed the government had given him a free pass, but prosecutors fought to keep the trial away from questions of who made Bulger what he became and how. In an extraordinary measure of their outrage, the families of the victims cheered Bulger’s own attorneys as they savaged the government’s “cover-up” and the deals prosecutors had given to Bulger’s former associates to win testimony.In the first book to explore the trial in a larger context, WBUR investigative reporter David Boeri weaves his daily trial dispatches into the complete backstory of Bulger’s ruthless ascent to power, the men and the agency who made that possible, and the families of victims who were victimized again and again by the government’s protection of the killer. Boeri’s storytelling is informed by 26 years of national award-winning reporting on the Bulger case. He aggressively dug into FBI corruption and tracked the Bureau’s delayed, often inept search for the 16-year fugitive.Years before Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, Bulger travelled to California to follow his own tips in search of Whitey and showed the lack of FBI effort and enterprise. His investigation of crimes aided and abetted by FBI agents took Boeri to old murder scenes of Bulger victims in Oklahoma, Florida and Massachusetts. He followed detectives in the difficult and painful search for the bones of Bulger victims long ago buried. He sought out the families to learn what they had endured and sought out Bulger’s criminal associates even tracked some down who were in the Witness Protection Program to chronicle Bulger the boss and Bulger the killer. In “Bulger On Trial,” Boeri brings the reader into the same close contact with Bulger’s corrupt FBI handler, the younger brother who made a parallel rise to political power, the families, the criminals and the saga that links them all.

Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris: Cliffhanger first chapters from Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

This Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris includes cliffhanger first chapters from his books Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh.FLOWERS FOR MRS. LUSKIN: The divorce was vicious, but at least it hadn’t turned deadly. Then came the flowers.At the best house in the best neighborhood in Hollywood, Florida, Marie Luskin answered her front door and saw a deliveryman holding a floral arrangement. From behind the leaves and petals he pulled out a pistol and pointed it at her. At the time, she was embroiled in the biggest divorce in the county’s history.But why didn’t the gunman shoot and kill her? According to Marie, he demanded all her money and then hit her with the gun. According to the prosecutor, he shot her. But the jury agreed on one thing: that Marie’s wealthy, estranged husband, Paul, was clearly behind a murder-for-hire. Then the truth came out.SPEED KILLS: He built the fastest boats -- for royalty, the rich, spies, smugglers, Feds and a former U.S. President. Then came six shots.It was the era of cool shades and Miami Vice, and Don Aronow’s Cigarette boats were the symbol of the city’s sun-drenched decadence. But faster than his speed boats was Aronow himself -- in races behind the throttle, in business deals and on the town with his collection of stunning women. And then, in broad daylight, someone in a dark Lincoln gunned him down.Who had Don double-dealt? A dope smuggler? The Mafia? The husband or boyfriend of one of his many paramours? And after ten years of dogged work, did Miami police get it right -- or were they dead wrong?UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT: The prosecutor was no longer sure both murder defendants were guilty. So he asked his dad -- the real-life Kojak.A mother’s dying, gasping call to 911: “My husband! My baby!” In her secluded ranch house, she’d been stabbed with a kitchen knife. Her husband, infant and elderly father-in-law had all been shot in the head, point-blank.For three years, police had two suspects under surveillance, then arrest. Both faced the death penalty. But prosecutor Brian Cavanagh began to doubt that the defendants were partners. So he consulted with his father, a retired NYPD cop whose reputation for savvy sleuthing had inspired the creation of one of the most beloved characters in television history. Now the question was: Could Dad help solve the case?THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH: The medical examiner misidentified the body. The cops blamed the wrong suspect. What really happened to Adam Walsh?In 1981, America was captivated -- and horrified -- by the kidnapping and reported murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh. Florida police ultimately identified the decapitated head of a found child as Adam, and implicated an out-of-town drifter as the murderer.But something about the investigation was incomplete. And wrong. In this special Single Edition of his controversial two-book chronicle, journalist Arthur Jay Harris reveals that Walsh’s kidnapper was actually the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, that the body found by police was misidentified, and that Adam Walsh is quite possibly -- even probably -- still alive.

Public Enemies: 5 True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties(Vol 1)

Do you like true crime stories? Public Enemies – True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties From the era of gangsters, molls and prohibition, almost (but not quite), lost in the mists of time, these tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era using the vernacular of the times. You’ll have heard of most of these notorious criminals, but possibly not so much about one or two of them. All of them were real, ruthless hoodlums, and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them. Most did not live to an old age, and those that did were probably in jail. Their escapades were daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end. Volume 1 contains • Lucky Luciano –From Streetwise Kid to the Father of Organized Crime Leaving poverty ravaged Sicily for New York with his family at the age of 10; Lucky was running his own protection racket and making a name for himself whilst still in his teens. Inevitably, he moved on to become the undisputed boss of organized crime in the USA, but it was his own ‘family’s’ involvement in prostitution which landed him a jail sentence of 30 to 50 years. It didn’t end there however as he continued to run the family affairs from prison where Lady Luck visited him with an offer he couldn’t refuse. • Bugsy Siegel and “The Flamingo Hotel”Through his gambling and bootlegging operations, plus numerous ruthless contract murders, Bugsy Siegel established himself as a key member of “The Syndicate” in New York. Relocating to Las Vegas with the blessing of Lucky Luciano in 1945 to expand the organizations activities, he built the famous Flamingo Club and Casino in the desert of Las Vegas using money provided by the East Coast mobsters. The hopelessly mismanaged project went way over budget, implicating Bugsy in the ‘misappropriation’ of funds and enraging his bosses – Bugsy’s day were numbered.• Dutch Schultz – Beer Baron and Vicious Killer From the slums of New York, Dutch Schultz rose through the ranks of crime to be named “the nation’s top gangster” by the FBI. Claiming to be a good guy simply supplying people with the beer they wanted, (illegally of course), he was also responsible for killing at least two of his own men he suspected of ‘skimming’ more of the proceeds than was due to them. • Hymies Weiss - The Man Al Capone FearedEarl Wojciechowski was born on Jan 25th 1898 in Chicago, but over time became known as Hymie Weiss, eventually teaming up with Dean O'Banion the leader of the North Side Gang who he succeeded after his murder in 1924. Hymie swore to avenge his friends death and waged wore on the Torrio-Capone criminal empire, even attempting to assassinate Capone himself. Violent gun battles on the streets of Chicago were regular occurrences during this period as the gangs fought for control of the lucrative bootlegging and other rackets - things had to come to a head sooner or later. • Wilbur Underhill – The Tri-State TerrorIt took a 24 man task force to bring down Mad Dog Wilbur Underhill in the end. During 12 years of rampaging through the Southwest he was sentenced to life for a murder in Oklahoma, and received another life sentence in Kansas after escaping jail in a ten man breakout and murdering a policeman. Suspected of involvement in the famous Kansas City Massacre, Wilbur began his life of crime as a burglar, and quickly moved on to armed robbery and murder. Order your copy today..! Scroll back up for instant download

My War at Sea 1914a??1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy during the First World War

This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, the captain of the HMS Canopus between 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series and is based on a series of articles Grant wrote for the Naval Review in the 1920s.It is published primarily to be of interest to those seeking more details about particular aspects of the war at sea. Grant never intended it to be a great work of naval literature, but a work of historic record.For the first two years of the war HMS Canopus had as eventful a time as any ship in the Royal Navy, being involved at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.As captain of the ship, Grant’s account, based on his service reports and diary, is a valuable source for those wanting to know more about such key naval events of the First World War. The report of his conversations with Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock sheds a valuable light on events at Coronel, while his description of the measures taken on land to defend the Falkland Islands details an important aspect of the battle often overlooked in accounts which focus primarily on the battle at sea.The Canopus also played a critical role at the Dardanelles, getting further up the Straits than any other Allied ship, and Grant’s sceptical perspective from inside the higher echelons of the Royal Navy adds further grist, if more were needed, to critics of the campaign. Later his account of the role of the navy in the Smyrna patrol and the subsequent operations against the Turkish coast following the evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula provide a fascinating view into this frequently forgotten aspect of the conflict.With the kind permission of the Naval Review, I have brought together all of Grant’s articles and reproduced them in a single volume to make them more easily accessible. I have also added the account given by Commander Philip J. Stopford of the Canopus which also appeared in the Naval Review. Stopford’s account is much shorter and considerably less interesting than Grant’s, but it does offer some additional insights.

The World of Wolf Hall: A Reading Guide to Hilary Mantela??s Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies

‘Your whole life depends on the next beat of Henry’s heart’Ahead of the release of The Mirror & the Light, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy, revisit two of the most celebrated novels of our time.Bringing the opulent, brutal Tudor world of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII to glittering life, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have thrilled and delighted readers, critics and prize judges alike. Both novels won the Man Booker Prize and have sold over five million copies across the globe.This reading guide takes you through the story so far, introduces you to the main players, explores the key themes and offers reading group questions to discuss.The stage is set for The Mirror & the Light. After Henry’s marriage to his third queen, Cromwell attains riches, status and unprecedented power. But how long can his luck last – a blacksmith’s son who has risen to be an earl?

COMPLEX PTSD : Learn how PTSD Affects Self-Esteem and The Strategies for Dealing with Its Symptoms, Regaining Emotional Balance, and control of your Life

Do you know that nowadays, soldiers and civilians also have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?Do you know that many struggles to survive even on the street?Did you know that some opiate addicts feel like there's no more hope?There are survivors of school shootings, Wal-Mart shootings, and music festival shootings.Countless millions suffer at the hands of a loved one. One challenge of trauma is that it doesn't hit and then wears off. It lingers for years, draining the energy and hope of its victims with ruthless precision.If you know what you have read in the lines above and are looking for an alternative, this book may provide you with a way out. Examine the symptoms, causes, and challenges involved in PTSD.It covers the problems of the post-incarceration syndrome.It works by creating new pathways, including meditation, self-awareness, grounding techniques, and more. By participating in the worksheet activities in this book, you will be guided to take the next step, create a path, and achieve the happiness it was meant to be.In this book, you will discover:How to distinguish PTSD from other trauma-related conditions and what your action plan should be to recover accordingly for a happier and healthier lifeA breakdown of the five stages of post-traumatic stress recovery, as well as what identifying clues you should look for that indicate positive development in your healing processThe underestimated power of this number one tool in your journey to recovery and how to incorporate it into your daily routine to get the most benefits (bonus: no extra expense is involved!)The transformative thinking skill you need in your life will help you heal faster and lay a solid foundation for a practical and forward-thinking mindset.Why scheduling alone time in your day will prove to be one of the best approaches to rebuilding yourself and how you should use that time to promote optimal health.The backlash that PTSD can have on an individual's personal relationships and what you can do to reduce the impact of your condition while also strengthening your beloved connections.The key to imagining and creating a life beyond recovery, opening your eyes to the infinite possibilities your future has to offer...and more!!!If you've already tried a treatment method for post-traumatic stress disorder but haven't seen positive results, there are still plenty of other options available for you to test, so don't be discouraged. Each person heals uniquely to the next, which means you have to find the method that works exclusively for you.Don't let the past hinder your future and your path to happiness and full life.What are you still waiting for?Get your copy now!

Relationship Tips for Ladies: A Lady's Guide to Winning Her Man's Heart

Everyone desires love and marriage, passion and intimacy, but it appears that only a select handful receive it.This is a life skills handbook that women can connect to, whether they are single, newly dating, just split, or ready to take their existing relationship to the next level of commitment. Relationship Tips for Ladies will show you how to set healthy boundaries, accept your independence, and take control of your own happiness so you can exude the kind of seductive confidence that will capture his heart and gain you the love, respect, and meaningful relationship you deserve.Scroll to the top of the page and click the BUY button.

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

“A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim CrowInvisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. By placing the individual stories of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, Andrea Ritchie documents the evolution of movements centered around women’s experiences of policing. Featuring a powerful forward by activist Angela Davis, Invisible No More is an essential exposé on police violence against WOC that demands a radical rethinking of our visions of safety—and the means we devote to achieving it.

Secrets Hidden: Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey

The Brutal Killing of JonBenét Ramsey. On the night after Christmas 1996, six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey suffered an agonising death. She had been bludgeoned about the head, strangled, and possibly sexually assaulted. Her lifeless body had been found hidden under a white blanket, on the basement floor of her home, with a nylon cord around her neck.Since JonBenét’s death, her family has been entangled in controversy. Depending on whom you believe, John and Patsy Ramsey are killers who murdered their child, liars who covered up a murder by their son, Burke, or innocent people plagued by unjust accusations.Few have delved into who the Ramsey family really is—and what they did before and after JonBenét’s painful death. Titbits from their lives cast suspicion everywhere—and might hold the key to cracking the case.So, who viciously murdered JonBenét Ramsey? I will give you all the harrowing and bizarre facts to help you to make your own chilling deduction.

Eugenics and Other Evils

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The Japanese Banking Crisis

This open access book provides a readable narrative of the bubbles and the banking crisis Japan experienced during the two decades between the late 1980s and the early 2000s. Japan, which was a leading competitor in the world’s manufacturing sector, tried to transform itself into an economy with domestic demand-led mature growth, but the ensuing bubbles and crisis instead made the country suffer from chronicle deflation and stagnation. The book analyses why the Japanese authorities could not avoid making choices that led to this outcome. The chapters are based on the lectures to regulators from emerging economies delivered at the Global Financial Partnership Center of the Financial Services Agency of Japan.

Rural Crime and Community Safety (Routledge Studies in Crime and Society)

Crime is often perceived as an urban issue rather than a problem that occurs in rural areas, but how far is this view tenable? This book explores the relationship between crime and community in rural areas and addresses the notion of safety as part of the community dynamics in such areas.Rural Crime and Community Safety makes a significant contribution to crime science and integrates a range of theories to understand patterns of crime and perceived safety in rural contexts. Based on a wealth of original research, Ceccato combines spatial methods with qualitative analysis to examine, in detail, farm and wildlife crime, youth related crimes and gendered violence in rural settings. Making the most of the expanding field of Criminology and of the growing professional inquiry into crime and crime prevention in rural areas; rural development; and the social sustainability of rural areas, this book builds a bridge by connecting Criminology and Human Geography. This book will be suitable for academics, students and practitioners in the fields of criminology, community safety, rural studies, rural development and gender studies.

#MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure It Never Happens Again

#MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How To Make Sure It Never Happens AgainMore than 16 million people had posted their #MeToo story and support against sexual harassment by mid-October as a reaction to Rose McGowan’s brave admission that she had allegedly been raped by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. A groundswell of reaction to and exposure of this sexual predation was unleashed that has spread throughout Europe and beyond. New revelations of unacceptable behavior in every industry break every day as people come forward in response to the viral #MeToo posts. Protests are scheduled such as the “Take back the Workplace” Hollywood march in November of 2017, and legislation is being drafted in New York and California to finally change the way things have been for far too long.This is the turning point. Things are going to change.This is a historic moment and it needs to be memorialized, passed around and passed on. Although social media is a fantastic means of igniting a fire, it needs to keep burning, like a torch.So Riverdale Avenue Books, a woman-owned leading hybrid publisher, is putting its money, words and power, behind this and publishing this collection of 26 essays from people who understand want to make this change, and we, as a society, have got to figure out a way to drive that change forward.So pass this book around. Share it with your sons, brothers, fathers, your daughters, sisters and mothers, your co-workers and friends. Read passages to them, if they won’t read it for themselves. Leave it on the desk of someone who should know better. Help us make this movement more than a hashtag.

The Complexity of Evil: Perpetration and Genocide (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights)

Why do people participate in genocide? Timothy Williams presents an interdisciplinary model that shows how complex and diverse, but also how ordinary and mundane most motivations for participating in genocide are. The book draws on empirical examples from the Holocaust and Rwanda and introduces new data from interviews with perpetrators of genocide in Cambodia.

Routledge Handbook of U.S. Counterterrorism and Irregular Warfare Operations

This handbook comprises essays by leading scholars and practitioners on the topic of U.S. counterterrorism and irregular warfare campaigns and operations around the globe.Terrorist groups have evolved substantially since 9/11, with the Islamic State often described as a pseudo-state, a terrorist group, and insurgency all at the same time. While researchers', analysts', and policymakers’ understanding of terrorism has grown immensely over the past two decades, similar advancements in the understanding of counterterrorism lag. As such, this handbook explains why it is necessary to take a broader view of counterterrorism which can, and often does, include irregular warfare. The volume is divided into three thematic sections: Part I examines modern terrorism in the Islamic world and gives an overview of the major terrorist groups from the past three decades;Part II provides a wide variety of case studies of counterterrorism and irregular warfare operations, spanning from the 1980s to the irregular warfare campaign against the Islamic State in northern Syria in 2018;Part III examines the government instruments used to combat terrorism and wage irregular warfare, such as drones, Theater Special Operations Commands, and Theater Commands.The handbook fills a gap in the traditional counterterrorism literature by its inclusion of irregular warfare and by providing analyses from academic experts as well as practitioners. It will be of much interest to students of counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, U.S. national security, military affairs, and International Relations.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-US-Counterterrorism-and-Irregular-Warfare-Operations/Sheehan-Marquardt-Collins/p/book/9780367758363, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

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Children and Peace: From Research to Action (Peace Psychology Book Series)

This open access book brings together discourse on children and peace from the 15th International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, covering issues pertinent to children and peace and approaches to making their world safer, fairer and more sustainable.  The book is divided into nine sections that examine traditional themes (social construction and deconstruction of diversity, intergenerational transitions and memories of war, and multiculturalism), as well as contemporary issues such as Europe’s “migration crisis”, radicalization and violent extremism, and violence in families, schools and communities. Chapters contextualize each issue within specific social ecological frameworks in order to reflect on the multiplicity of influences that affect different outcomes and to discuss how the findings can be applied in different contexts. The volume also provides solutions and hope through its focus on youth empowerment and peacebuilding programs for children and families. This forward-thinking volume offers a multitude of views, approaches, and strategies for research and activism drawn from peace psychology scholars and United Nations researchers and practitioners.This book's multi-layered emphasis on context, structural determinants of peace and conflict, and use of research for action towards social cohesion for children and youth has not been brought together in other peace psychology literature to the same extent. Children and Peace: From Research to Action will be a useful resource for peace psychology academics and students, as well as social and developmental psychology academics and students, peace and development practitioners and activists, policy makers who need to make decisions about the matters covered in the book, child rights advocates and members of multilateral organizations such as the UN.

Trust and Terror: Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance (Conceptualising Comparative Politics)

Why do some individuals choose to protest political grievances via non-violent means, while others take up arms? What role does whom we trust play in how we collectively act? This book explores these questions by delving into the relationship between interpersonal trust and the nature of the political movements that individuals choose to join. Utilizing the examples of the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria, a novel theoretical model that links the literature on social capital and interpersonal trust to violent collective action is developed and extended. Beyond simply bringing together two lines of literature, this theoretical model can serve as a prism from which the decision to join terrorist organizations or violent movements may be analyzed. The implications of the theory are then examined more closely through an in-depth look at the behavior of members of political movements at the outset of the Arab Spring, as well as statistical tests of the relationship between interpersonal trust and terrorism in the Middle East and globally.Trust and Terror will be of interest to scholars of Comparative Politics and International Relations.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315505817, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908 (SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East Book 6)

This is a study of the nature of Ottoman administration under Sultan Abdulhamid and the effects of this on the three provinces that were to form the modern state of Iraq. The author provides a general commentary on the late Ottoman provincial administration and a comprehensive picture of the nature of its interaction with provincial society. In drawing on sources of the Ottoman archives, bringing together and analyzing an abundance of complex documents, this book is a fascinating contribution to the field of Middle Eastern studies.

Warriors and Politicians: US Civil-Military Relations under Stress (Cass Military Studies)

With historical case studies ranging from the Revolutionary War to the war in Iraq, this new book shows how and why the US military is caught between two civilian masters – the President and Congress – in responding to the challenges of warfighting, rearmament, and transformation. Charles Stevenson skilfully shows how, although the United States has never faced the danger of a military coup, the relations between civilian leaders and the military have not always been easy. Presidents have contended with military leaders who were reluctant to carry out their orders. Generals and Admirals have appealed to Congress for sympathy and support. Congressional leaders have tried to impose their own visions and strategies on the US armed forces. This triangular struggle has recurred time and again, in wartime and in efforts to reshape the military for future wars.Illustrating this dual system of civilian military control in a series of case studies, this new volume starts from the way the Continental Congress ran the Revolutionary War by committee and concludes with the George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld efforts to transform the US military into a modern terrorist-fighting force. This detailed coverage shows how warriors and politicians interacted at key points in US history. This book will be of great interest to all students of the US Military, government of the United States and of strategic and military studies in general.

Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila

Please fill in Nominee Manila Critics Circle AwardThese beautiful and poignant stories evoke a complex and empathetic picture of the Philippines. They reveal characters trapped in the extremity of urban violence or the crushing poverty of the provinces. The reader comes away with new insight into human nature and the valor and courage of the Philippine people. copy

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

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War and Genocide in South Sudan

Using more than a decade's worth of fieldwork in South Sudan, Clémence Pinaud here explores the relationship between predatory wealth accumulation, state formation, and a form of racism—extreme ethnic group entitlement—that has the potential to result in genocide. War and Genocide in South Sudan traces the rise of a predatory state during civil war in southern Sudan and its transformation into a violent Dinka ethnocracy after the region's formal independence. That new state, Pinaud argues, waged genocide against non-Dinka civilians in 2013-2017. During a civil war that wrecked the region between 1983 and 2005, the predominantly Dinka Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) practiced ethnically exclusive and predatory wealth accumulation. Its actions fostered extreme group entitlement and profoundly shaped the rebel state. Ethnic group entitlement eventually grew into an ideology of ethnic supremacy. After that war ended, the semi-autonomous state turned into a violent and predatory ethnocracy—a process accelerated by independence in 2011. The rise of exclusionary nationalism, a new security landscape, and inter-ethnic political competition contributed to the start of a new round of civil war in 2013, in which the recently founded state unleashed violence against nearly all non-Dinka ethnic groups. Pinaud investigates three campaigns waged by the South Sudan government in 2013–2017 and concludes they were genocidal—they sought to destroy non-Dinka target groups. She demonstrates how the perpetrators' sense of group entitlement culminated in land-grabs that amounted to a genocidal conquest echoing the imperialist origins of modern genocides.Thanks to generous funding from TOME, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail (Short Story)

As the Vietnam war interdiction campaign spread to North Vietnam, Laos, and eventually Cambodia, the slow moving forward air controllers (FACs) in their small prop planes began to encounter intense ground fire. It was then, in 1967, that the jet FACs began to take over in high threat areas. A former commander of the famed 8th Tac Fighter Wing jet FACs reminisces about these men, the mission, and the losses.Mark Berent, the author, flew three tours in Vietnam. See his five-book Rolling Thunder series on Amazon and Kindle.

Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination: Transcultural Movements (Interdisciplinary Research in Gender)

Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination explores how feminist acts of imaginative expression, community-building, scholarship, and activism create new possibilities for women experiencing forced migration in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literature, film, and art from a range of transnational contexts including Europe, the Middle East, Central America, Australia, and the Caribbean, this volume reveals the hitherto unrecognised networks of feminist alliance being formulated across borders, while reflecting carefully on the complex politics of cross-cultural feminist solidarity. The book presents a variety of cultural case-studies that each reveal a different context in which the transcultural feminist imagination can be seen to operate – from the ‘maternal feminism’ of literary journalism confronting the European ‘refugee crisis’ to Iran’s female film directors building creative collaborations with displaced Afghan women; and from artists employing sonic creativities in order to listen to women in U.K. and Australian detention, to LGBTQ+ poets and video artists articulating new forms of queer feminist community against the backdrop of the hostile environment. This is an essential read for scholars in Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist and Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, and Comparative Literary Studies, as well as for those operating in the fields of Gender and Development Studies and Forced Migration Studies.

Aristotle: The Complete Works

CONTENTS:- Part 1: Logic (Organon)Categories, translated by E. M. EdghillOn Interpretation, translated by E. M. EdghillPrior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. JenkinsonPosterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. MureTopics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-CambridgeSophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge- Part 2: Universal PhysicsPhysics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. GayeOn the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. StocksOn Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. JoachimMeteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster- Part 3: Human PhysicsOn the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. SmithOn Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. BeareOn Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. BeareOn Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. BeareOn Dreams, translated by J. I. BeareOn Prophesying by Dreams, translated by J. I. BeareOn Longevity and Shortness of Life, translated by G. R. T. RossOn Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration, translated by G. R. T. Ross- Part 4: Animal PhysicsThe History of Animals (9 Books), translated by D'Arcy Wentworth ThompsonOn the Parts of Animals (4 Books), translated by William OgleOn the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. FarquharsonOn the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. FarquharsonOn the Generation of Animals (5 Books), translated by Arthur Platt- Part 5: Metaphysics(15 Books), translated by W. D. Ross- Part 6: Ethics and PoliticsNicomachean Ethics (10 Books), translated by W. D. RossPolitics (8 Books), translated by Benjamin JowettThe Athenian Constitution, translated by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon- Part 7: Aesthetic WritingsRhetoric (3 Books), translated by W. Rhys RobertsPoetics, translated by S. H. Butcher