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by Dawood Ghazanavi
Aafia Unheard is a non-fiction book covering the life story of a brilliant minded young Pakistani woman, an MIT graduate, and a mother, who found herself being the focus of a case which continues to serve as an example for the war on terror in response to 9/11.
Many prisoners today from the war on terror era are making international headlines, such as the recent release of John Walker Lindh. Aafia Siddiqui is another such high profile case which has international appeal and much from th... more
by Avigail AbarbanelThere is an expectation in Jewish communities that all Jews embrace Zionism and offer automatic, unquestioning support for Israel, “right or wrong”. Jewish identity and Zionism are commonly and deliberately blurred. Jews who criticise Israel are often vilified and excluded. By expressing sympathy for the Palestinians, they risk being branded as traitors and accused of “supporting the enemies of Israel”. Beyond Tribal Loyalties is a unique collection of twenty-five personal stories of Jewish peac... more
by Anne Devereux-Mills
In The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World, Anne Devereux-Mills uses her insights as Founder of Parlay House to show how small actions can create a cascade of positive change -- in your life and in the lives of others.
A former advertising agency CEO, Devereux-Mills tells the inspiring story of how, just short of her 50th birthday, she lost her health to cancer, her last child to college, and her job to the recession.
Stripped of everything that had ... more
by Barbara Slate
Marvel and DC comics creator Barbara Slate makes the Mueller Report fast-paced, easy-to-read, and entertaining. She selects crucial text from the two volume, 448 page report that was issued by the Department of Justice in April, 2019 and weaves a riveting visual story of secret agents, hackers and political manipulators, with deceit and comical cover-ups. It stays true to the facts in the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (Volume 1) ... more
by Jan CaineHave you ever wondered why you are the way you are? Perhaps you’ve looked in the mirror and despite your best efforts, what you see is a version of your parents you never intended to duplicate. Why does that happen? DNA & RNA are the keys to our personality and behavior in our daily lives. Using President Donald Trump as an example, Dr. Margaret’s guides explain the often hidden and forgotten encoded Soul Structure Coding that is passed on to us through our DNA and RNA. Your families DNA and RN... more
by Stephen Erickson
More and more of us are realizing we are now facing humanity’s greatest challenge. Over just the next two decades, the global warming climate crisis threatens to bring about the end of our Anthropocene Epoch — of us and virtually every multicellular life form. In this “save-the-planet” book, Stephen Erickson introduces you to exquisite creatures, human and non-human. The challenges they face reveal the immensity of the threat facing each of us — and its urgency.<... more
by IC Bailey
Conversations with White People: Dialogues About Race By IC Bailey
Conversations with White People offers a raw, challenging, front-line look at the current state of the racial divide. Pulled from thousands of online and offline conversations, Black People lead the way in these dialogues addressing head-on White People’s views of racism, White supremacy, and White privilege. Covering topics that range from the basics of what racism is to cultural appropriation to racist messa... more
by Ronesa AveelaSeductive. Beautiful. Dangerous! Or are they innocent and looking for love? Discover the allure of Slavic mermaids - the Rusalki. If Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had grown up in Eastern Europe, his soul would have longed for the secrets of the rivers, lakes, and marshes, rather than the sea. And the pale, beautiful maidens residing there would have been the ones who sent “a thrilling pulse” through him, instead of the heart of the great ocean. And who are these lovely maidens? … The Rus... more
by tony smythThis book details the story of two earthquakes, one that has already happened and one that is imminent, and their consequences, not only for Japan but also for the rest of the world. It is structured in a way that ‘chunks up’ in sections, from Japanese cultural elements, to the sequence of events after the earthquake and reactor meltdowns, through to global consequences of the two quakes. The radioactive leaks from the Fukushima reactors have led to an abandonment of nuclear power by many co... more
by Johnny TownsendBy aligning themselves over the past 60 years with the most conservative wing of the Republican Party, Mormons became leading contributors to the cultural and moral decay of America. Mormon prophets have long declared that God set America apart for the righteous. It was to be a land of freedom, justice, and peace, a place where the Lamanites could blossom as the rose, a country so righteous that the affairs of the entire world would be conducted here during the Millennium. But when Mormons ti... more
by Adah KennonLove, Betrayal, Commitment and Courage. A young African American soldier took an oath to defend the Constitution of his country. Today, he has kidney disease and is on hemodialysis. He needs life-saving prescription medication. But, this honorably retired Army veteran's sacrifice has been betrayed in the name of profit to satisfy the appetite of the Chaos Cohorts. His caregiver understands and struggles to protect the "love of her life." This is the true story of their journey. Patient or Profit... more
by Ian WilderIan Wilder has managed to take the mystery out of the often surprising and sometimes baffling American political system. His friendly, funny, digital-native-savvy writing is sure to appeal to those who watch American political developments with fascination and who get our news and politics through an Internet screen and filtered by friends and comments sections. Both entertaining and informative, the book adeptly walks an adolescent path through a very grown-up topic. If you're internationally a... more
by Jordan WeisingerThe smell of rebellion is in the air. Not only does the United States suffer from rampant wealth inequality but it is in middle of historic demographic shift, where for the first time ever, a democracy will transfer majority political power from one demographic group to another. Most demographic shifts have resulted in pogroms or genocide, and the United States is presenting the telltale signs for the same risks. The nation is acquiring significant amounts of debt due to a relentless defunding o... more
by Jordan WeisingerDescriptive statistics can be used to create new varieties of democratic representation when econometric terms are applied to institutions and electorates. Class-based themes are introduced into the political process when half of the electorate belongs to the below median chamber and the other half of the electorate belongs in the above median chamber. The highest standard of democratic entitlements applies, with "one person, one vote" and proportional representation applying to the income-based... more
by Jordan WeisingerThis book explores the benefits of using econometric representation to improve longevity in nations by representing jurisdictions with higher per capita income more than low per capital jurisdictions. Higher per capita income is associated with longer periods of sustainable democracy. When the wealthier jurisdictions earn proportionally more representation than poorer more rural jurisdictions, the modified per capita income (interaction effect of # reps * per capita income) increases along with ... more
by Ronesa Aveela
Readers' Favorite 2019 Gold Medal Winner in Non-fiction - Cultural category.
Eastern European mythology and folklore contain a rich, colorful blend of Christian and pagan tales, customs, and rituals. Many have lost their original significance, but others are still practiced—especially in remote, rural locations. Household Spirits, the first in a series of books, will take you on a journey to discover nine fascinating house spirits you may never ha... more