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  • Giving is Not Just For the Very Rich

    by Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson
    A valuable resource for you, Giving Is Not Just For The Very Rich is an inspiring, easy-to-use guide which gives you numerous creative ideas on how to reap the many benefits of giving. It’s all about your feeling connected to worthwhile programs, achieving a sense of purpose, and deriving immeasurable pleasure from helping others. Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson offers you reasons to give, considers values and concerns, and advises you how to give wisely. She presents you with examples from the wealt... more
  • Theater of Lies

    by Ted Griffith
    Theater of Lies, by a communications professional with 40 years of advising governments, businesses, and non-profits, answers three questions critical to our lives. (1)\tWhy do we believe lies and misinformation, repeat them to others, and often act upon them (from refusing vaccinations to rioting at the US Congress, trucker convoys, and threatening physical harm to those that disagree with us). (2)\tWhat harm does this cause, to our society, ourselves - personally, and to our trust in inst... more
  • Middle East in Crisis and Conflict: A Primer

    by Taufiq Rahim
    Since the devastating attacks by Hamas on October 7, 2023, and the subsequent bombardment by Israel of Gaza, there has been an escalating crisis in the Middle East. With an overflow of news, images, and social media, it is hard to make sense of it all. Middle East in Crisis & Conflict: A Primer seeks to distill the information, insights, and implications you need to navigate ongoing developments. Rahim comprehensively but concisely threads together the current moment and the wider context. D... more
  • Still Rolling: Inside the Hollywood Dream Factory

    by Dwight Little
    Dwight Little’s Hollywood career includes directing and producing major motion pictures for multiple studios, acclaimed television series and even video games. In this memoir, he takes readers along on a movie-making adventure that is by turns funny and brutally honest. There are many on-set interactions with well-known producers and stars along with detailed descriptions of film shoots from the wilds of India to the banks of the River Kwai. Included are tales from the jails of Madrid to the ... more

    ACTIVIST THE BLACK BOOK THE 14 CHAMBERS "Activist: The Black Book - The 14 Chambers" by Lyric Hawkins is a compelling exploration of social injustice, police brutality, and the fight against racism. It is more than a book; it is a call to action, an anthem for those who refuse to be silent in the face of injustice. An anthem for change that echoes across generations. Lyric Hawkins paints a vivid portrait of a world in need of transformation and offers a roadmap for dismantling the oppressive... more
  • Our Worst Strength

    by James F. Richardson
    We are all settlers on our own personal frontiers. It’s our national way of life. Individualism. America has now taken individualism to its logical extreme like no other society on Earth. And the results are mixed. Radical autonomy without wisdom and lots of social support is a dangerous gift. It can even become a curse of self-destruction. This book explores how individualism affects the five major domains of American life that comprise 80% of our waking time - work, fun, food, friends, a... more
  • Is Biden Really Too Old?: The Politics of Age and Ageism in America

    by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    In Is Biden Really Too Old? -The Politics of Age and Ageism in America, political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson takes a laser look at the great debate over Biden’s age. He assesses how much of a liability age poses for Biden. He examines how Reagan and 2008 GOP presidential candidate John McCain dealt with the age issue. He presents the varying views of medical professionals about Biden’s age as a factor. He details research and studies on aging and the performance of older Americans. He exam... more
  • For Love of Country

    by Norman W. Holden

    In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously produced Common Sense, a pamphlet advocating for colonial independence from Great Britain. If Paine’s revolutionary words had been revealed to the British authorities prior to their publication in the colonies, his writings most certainly would have resulted in his death. Paine insisted that British rule was directly responsible for nearly every problem in colonial society. Paine’s political views and his fellow revolutionaries’ act... more

  • FREEDOM: The Case For Open Borders

    by Joss Sheldon


    Once upon a time, we were free to go wherever we chose. It wasn’t so long ago. The history of humanity, is a tale of constant motion.

    People are supposed to move about. We have imaginations which encourage us to dream about life in other places, bodies which are built to roam, and hands which can make an array of vehicles. A few of us even possess the “Wanderlust Gene”, which encourages us to take risks –... more

  • Ready, Set, Go!: Playbook for Campaigns, Candidates, and Causes

    by Kacey Carpenter
    Ready, Set, Go! is the essential playbook for anyone eager to make a positive impact in their community. Tailored for students, retirees, novices, and experts, this book is a versatile guide for initiating or advancing your role in organizing campaigns, running for office, or advocating for causes. Dive into a step-by-step journey that builds your skills from the ground up, or selectively navigate to the chapters that resonate most with your current needs. Ready, Set, Go! is both a comprehen... more
  • Redefining Work Health and Safety: Systems, Strategies, and Progressive Approaches

    by Richard Skiba
    This comprehensive book on workplace health and safety covers a range of topics essential for professionals and researchers in the field. The initial chapter sets the tone by exploring challenges, emphasizing the economic impacts of safety incidents, and outlining the workplace safety landscape. Subsequent chapters delve into safety models, accident causation, and the evolution of linear and complex systems, applying systems thinking to risk assessment. Human factors, including ergonomics and or... more
  • Models, Metaphors, and Intuition: How we think, learn and communicate

    by Michael Ruhl Frank

    How does our subconscious / conscious, mind / brain system work? How does it effect us? And why is it important to understand? My goal in this writing is to promote social consciousness and increase awareness and understanding of the “human condition” that we all share, and that ultimately binds us all in our future, and our fate. I endeavor to pursue that goal with a series of discussions on how we think, how we learn, and how we communicate against the backdrop of our own indivi... more

  • Early Voices of Conscious Evolution

    by Matthew Shapiro
    Early Voices of Conscious Evolution is a unique anthology that brings to light a lesser-recognized yet critical dimension of human cultural and social history, opening a perspective that helps put today’s dynamics into a broader and more empowering context. The work features 138 painstakingly curated passages drawn from the works of more than 120 thinkers and social actors living through the Industrial Revolution and Progressive Eras, specifically from 1866 through 1939. The passages individuall... more
  • Symbionts or Parasites? Humanity’s Crossroads

    by Dr. Pedro A. Gonzalez Jr.
    When AI benefits both humans and machines, it can be considered a symbiont, or when AI benefits only machines at the expense of humans, it can be regarded as a parasite. However, when AI is used to benefit only machines at the expense of humans, it can be considered a parasite. Similarly, AI can be viewed as a parasite if used to manipulate or control human behavior. It’s worth noting that the relationship between humans and AI is not always clear-cut, and there are often shades of gray between ... more
  • Rethinking Money and Finance: Economics, Morality and Common Sense

    by Richard G Patterson

     The economic activity of our society is destroying the viability of life on earth and enabling a minute minority to accumulate vast wealth and power while much of the population struggles with poverty or insecurity. We have an inhumane economic system which is rooted in ideas propagated either by those who stand to gain from the system or by well-meaning people who have been persuaded that the current system represents centuries of evolutionary progress. There is nothing inevitable abou... more

  • Generation Hope

    by Arunjay Katakam
    “A generation of hope is what we need urgently. Here is a book helping ensure the next one proves precisely that.” —Yanis Varoufakis, author of Technofuedalism and Another Now It has become clear: Our current economic system is broken. Growth at all costs is unsustainable. It’s easy to get discouraged when faced with the reality of the current climate crisis, economic instability, and the vast income inequality across the globe. It’s obvious that our trajectory is aimed toward destruction... more