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  • The Urban Mystique: Notes on California, Los Angeles, and Beyond

    by Josh Stephens
    Josh Stephens grew up in Los Angeles knowing that it was a perfectly pleasant place, with enviable weather, an impressive natural environment, and Hollywood glamour. But, still, he wondered whether a great city shouldn't be something ...more. With a title inspired by Betty Friedan's account of life in the suburbs, The Urban Mystique is equal part lamentation and celebration. It collects some of Josh's work from the California Planning & Development Report and elsewhere, covering everything from ... more
  • The Cyber Conundrum: How Do We Fix Cybersecurity?

    by Peter K. Chronis
    Hackers always seem to be one step ahead of us. So, the conundrum is, what do we do to regain the upper hand? Hacking is now a common occurrence in our digital society and makes headlines every day. Major institutions—including governments, corporations, and technology companies—have to make major changes to be successful in this new reality. In The Cyber Conundrum, author Peter K. Chronis explores the state of American cybersecurity and finds it woefully inadequate to meet the threat. He ... more
  • DEMOCRACY: A User's Guide

    by Joss Sheldon
    THEY SAY WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. WE ARE FREE AND WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL. But just how "Free" are we? How democratic are our so-called "Democracies"? Is it enough to simply elect our leaders and sit back, helpless, as they rule over us like dictators? What good is selecting our politicians, if we cannot control our media, police or soldiers? If we must blindly follow our teachers' and bosses' commands, whilst at school and in the workplace, is it not a little naïve to believe that we are the m... more
  • African Americans Resist Slavery

    by Calvin M. Logue
    This book provides the perspective of African Americans who resisted slavery. From numerous interviews with African Americans who suffered under slavery (listed in the Appendix), one learns of their fortitude, public and private initiatives and activities, devotion to family, support of friends, protection of children, desire for reading and writing, pride of dress, skill in workmanship, religious faith, means of grappling with harsh treatment, desire for freedom, and efforts to escape.
  • African Americans Resist Slavery

    by Calvin M. Logue
    Drawing from interviews conducted with African Americans who lived under slavery, African Americans Resist slavery recalls their fortitude, means of grappling with harsh conditions, devotion to family, support of friends, care of children, desire to read and write, pride of dress, skill in workmanship, religious faith, desire for freedom, and determination to resist and escape.
  • President Trump and My Neighbor

    by Arliss Coats
    I always try to see the positive side of things. If there are enough of you out there that find this story entertaining, I might make enough money to sue the hell out of my neighbor. Now that was not very nice. I have learned from this experience. If someone tries to destroy your life, you should not lower yourself to their level and try to destroy theirs.
  • Yoganomics

    by Paul Cornell du Houx

    The roots of environmental and climate justice: nature’s moral compass by the River of Asymmetry. Yoganomics summarizes Unicycle’s breakout from Hume’s conundrum and the naturalistic fallacy, step by step in the style of the sutras for deductive clarity. A solution to the famous “hard problem” of the relationship between nature and consciousness, mind and body, is presented using the logic of asymmetric change, where the body of the economy needs to breathe in a ... more

  • The Art of Overstanding

    by Countrified Wedman
    These books help the reader overstand life. To overstand is to be aware of all the moving pieces to this world and beyond. As an overstander, you will put thought into your choices and will be harder to manipulate. The books will teach you to identify the manipulators of this earth, their motivation, and to teach you to avoid their traps so your soul can ascend back to the universe. The books have text color that represents different levels of overstanding and touches on a variety of issues ... more
  • Stop Killing Us: My Story and the History of Racism in America

    by Terry Keys
    USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Keys takes aim at the racial divide facing America today in this breathtaking memoir. Who needs to read this book? Everyone. There is education for everyone and chapters written specifically for different groups. Why? So that we can all engage, have healthy conversations and grow as nation. This book is not PRO Black or ANTI White - it is PRO UNITY. What makes this book different? The author has compiled everything this subject needs in one place. Common myt... more
  • In Chains; The Dangerous World of Human Trafficking

    by Alan R. Warren
    Human trafficking is the trade of people for forced labor or sex. It also includes the illegal extraction of human organs and tissues. And it is an extremely ruthless and dangerous industry plaguing our world today. Most believe human trafficking occurs in countries with no human rights legislation. This is a myth. All types of human trafficking are alive and well in most of the developed countries of the world like the United States, Canada, and the UK. It is estimated that $150 billion a ye... more
  • What Would Anne Frank Do?

    by Johnny Townsend
    In a world already plagued by the effects of late-stage capitalism—economic inequality, voter suppression, healthcare inequality, racial injustice, and an escalating climate crisis—how do we continue fighting for meaningful progress in the middle of a pandemic? These essays and op-eds from the Salt Lake Tribune, the Seattle Times, and LA Progressive show us that unity can be divisive, morality can be immoral, and facts can be fabricated. But no one ever said fighting against manipulation and w... more
  • The Black Casework Experience in New York City's Foster Care System

    by Marlon P Moseley
    Are the needs of black children being served in New York City's foster care system? Are black caseworkers given the tools to solve the problems confronting these children? To Marlon Moseley, the answer is no. Using his own experience and citing numerous studies and scholarly sources, Mr. Moseley critiques the current administration of the foster care system. He explains what keeps the system from getting help to the people who need it most. But Mr. Moseley doesn't stop there; he goes on to offe... more
  • WHYS? A collection of answers to possible questions

    by Sandu Campan
    Do we exist ? Do we think ? Are we alone ? Are we real ? Are we simulated ? Do we create ? Do we wonder ? There are many questions disturbing many people, making them looking for bad, good or wise answers. The more questions we have, the more the world progresses. It’s a book that strives to answer questions each of us thinks about, and to which we try to answer. And if we can't, we're looking for these answers. Sometimes we find them in books. This is one of them, a book about existential cur... more
  • South Korea: The Price of Efficiency and Success

    by John Gonzalez and Young Lee
    Through the power of observation, extensive research, and careful analysis, the authors identify the conditions, behavioral patterns, and cultural values that helped propel South Korea from the ashes after the end of the Korean War to the international stage as the 4th largest economy in Asia and 12th in the world. South Korea is also one of the most technologically advanced countries. The technology being exported can compete against all comers. In addition to technology, the country is now suc... more
  • The First Casualty: An Autopsy of COVID-19

    by Daniel Pulsawat
    The First Casualty is the previously untold true story of how during the start of 2020, truth had never before come so close to extinction. With a media complicit in the lies perpetrated on the public by an old, entrenched hierarchy of inept governments at the helm of the richest nations in the developed world, the desperate and constant attempts to conceal and cover-up each stream of mistakes resulted in pandemonium by the middle of the year. This book details the players, the histories, and... more
  • Re-Making the American Dream

    by David Vaught
    What Happens? When the Values of Duty, Honor, Country clash at West Point with the religious teachings of the Liberty Baptist Church in Burnt Prairie . . . Join us on this journey in the Vietnam War era when the author was confronted by Colonel Al Haig, soon to join President Nixon?s White House and later to serve as President Reagan?s Secretary of State, . . . And Admiral Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a federal courtroom. . . Waging a vigorous official defense of compulsory... more

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