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  • A Brief History of Knowledge for Social Science Researchers: Before Method

    by Deborah Court
    This book gives a succinct, informative and highly readable history of knowledge from Ancient Greece to the present day, in Europe and the Western world. This outline provides the basis for understanding how various research methods originate: their epistemological, historical, political and social roots. The book will be of interest to graduate students and social science researchers who wish to understand how research methods have developed in human history.
  • Qualitative Research and Intercultural Understanding: Conducting Qualitative Research in Multicultural Settings

    by Deborah Court
    This book first explores the roots of qualitative research and its place in the research landscape. Then it provides a clear, accessible guide to planning, conducting and writing qualitative research, with a stress on intercultural understanding, including research ethics, insider-outsider researcher roles and issues of power. The book will be of interest to graduate students and social science researchers in various fields.
  • Last Chance to Save American Democracy:

    by Haven Scott McVarish

    The climate has passed the tipping point. White supremacists are armed and marching. Our government cages immigrant children. The wealthy get all the tax breaks. We can’t even agree on wearing masks to stop a deadly pandemic. 

     

    For many Americans, it seems that our nation's problems multiply by the day, that those in charge are willing to end our republic to retain power -- and they're right.

     

    With riveting insight, political strategist H... more

  • Justice Reframed: How the Cross Confronts our Pursuit of Justice

    by Tina Webb
    Tina and Chris Webb share their view of justice as Christian African-Americans. Justice Reframed discusses the heart and actions behind Christ-centered justice. This mother and son team address topics from voting and civil rights to personal commitment and spiritual warfare.
  • New Philistine

    by Babafemi Ekundayo
    This book explores the long running history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and recommends a newly developed solution towards solving the problem and restoring peace in the region allowing for the peace and prosperity of both people through a well thought out and brilliant new century two state solution greatly rivaling the first dying one doomed to further exacerbate the Palestinian condition.
  • Legal Heroes in the Trump Era: Be Inspired. Expand Your Impact. Change the World.

    by Tahmina Watson
    Lawyers are trained to work within the system. We’re not advocates for revolution. Most of us aren’t even comfortable being labelled “activists.” But when the rule of law is in peril, as it is like never before, it is our duty to not just practice law, but to protect it. This book tells the story of 14 “legal heroes” who have responded to the crises of the Trump presidency in innovative and inspiring ways, from advocating for asylum seekers on the southern border, to defending environmental p... more
  • In Defense of Original Intent

    by Dave Weisman
    The intentionally Cliffsnotes sized book explains its title.
  • The [New] New Patriotism

    by Jennifer Blackburn

    The [New] New Patriotism takes the reader on a journey of American history, circumstance, and perspective. It champions a remarkable country built on liberty and democracy, as it exposes the dark truths Americans have struggled with for centuries.

    Stunning events of early 2020 provide context for an American culture that has required redirection for decades. Our society is slowly abdicating liberty to the outlets promoting fear and division. Accepting a top-dow... more

  • COVID-19: Lockdowns on Trial

    by Michael Betrus
    COVID-19 swept through the world in the first half of 2020 with devastating effects. Within ninety days the virus touched nearly every country. In an effort to prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed, most countries locked down their citizens to prevent the spread. In doing so, collateral consequences became dire. Was it worth it? COVID-19: Lockdowns on Trial takes us from the beginning of the outbreak through the models that prompted the lockdowns and the cost Americans paid: healthcare, ... more
  • Scientific Introspection

    by William X. Adams
    Scientific Introspection calls for psychologists to use introspection to investigate the mind. Remarkably, we have the ability to look inward at the workings of our minds with introspection. As far as we know, we are the only animal on the planet that can do that. It is foolish not to use this amazing gift to study the structure and functions of the mind. Currently, psychologists have to study the brain and behavior and guess what the mind is like. But why guess? A well-defined procedure of in... more
  • Restore Our Democracy

    by Werner Neff
    The gifts we inherited from our Founding Fathers are The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights: guidelines for peacefully living together. They designed the democratic principles, inspired by the experiences of ancient Athens and Rome, based on values and needs, to guide our leaders in good times and bad. These gifts are the foundation of our country. Today our Democracy is eroding, and we are slowly drifting away from the values and principles which are at its... more
  • The New Nation Party: A Humanitarian's Fantasy

    by J.K. Hillstrom
    At a time when our nation is tumbling down the rabbit hole of plutocracy and autocracy, this unusual book is a much needed cry for sanity and a call for ordinary Americans to rebel against what the author terms "organized lust for money and power by controlling corporations." Read. Rebel. Organize. Mobilize. - Jim Hightower ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Deconstructed: An Insider's View of Illegal Immigration and the Building Trades

    by Loren C. Steffy
    Illegal immigration is one of the most challenging issues facing America. Histrionics rule the day, and the debate over what to do about the estimated eleven million undocumented workers in the country has become bitter and divisive. Immigrants have long been the source of America's economic strength. Yet our immigration laws have always been ill-defined and arbitrary, based largely on the fears of the moment and aimed at limiting particular groups of people. Deconstructed unravels these... more
  • A Better Future: How We Fix the World

    by Tyler True
    This book describes how to evolve democracy to what it is meant to be - rule by the people. Our current political structure is based around short term thinking, money/greed, and the next election. We can fix that through online voting and direct democracy. The author shows how we can create real democracy and the problems we could solve if we fixed this broken system of government.
  • Einstein's Last Message

    by Rod O'Connor
    In 1946 Einstein was worried. On the 23rd of June, he gave the New York Times his "message." He warned, "A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive." Einstein was fearful of nuclear war and human nature. He thought we might destroy ourselves. Since then, our situation has become worse. We now have climate change and far-reaching destruction of the natural world. For people are brilliant but destructive - we travel into space and defeat disease, but we also wage war and d... more
  • Fair Warning, Why Real Societal Solutions Begin at Home

    by Jeff Chavez
    Fair Warning explores the impact of parental leadership on personal behavior and societal outcomes. Author, Jeff Chavez, explains, "There is a direct and undeniable correlation between what's taught in the home and young people's ability to begin making choices that will lead them to inevitable sorrow or unparalleled joy."

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