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by Preston Grant
Imagine your favorite gay uncle sitting you down and explaining everything you ever wondered about gay people. That is Gay, Explained.
Written for gay and straight people alike, Gay, Explained leads the reader on a journey that even the most educated may find surprising. Told in a warm and personal style, Gay, Explained weaves together the individual story of a man born Mormon and gay with the wide ranging stories from some of humanity’s most fascinating... more
by Peter McKennaThe book says the loss of John F. Kennedy had a far more profoundly negative impact on the United States than is commonly believed.
by Weam NamouIn Witnessing a Genocide, Weam Namou shares her visit to Iraq in 2000, a journey where she embraced Easter with relatives, remembered her magical childhood in Baghdad, and enjoyed her ancestors’ town of Telkaif in Mosul. The trip, held dear to her heart and preserved through pictures of extravagant picnics, tours of ancient monasteries and other lively explorations, is soon drowned by the events that follow the 2003 US-led invasion. Like the rest of the Iraqi American community, Namou watches... more
by Frank Elbert Davis IIIHuman perception of reality, and scientific advancement, is linked to the truthfulness of verbal and mathematical description(s) of real event(s). Human verbal and mathematical descriptions of reality reveal psychic reality of those persons projecting the descriptions and relate to prior real experiences or verbalizations of others. This book presents as natural phenomena: 1) ''Free will'' of human perception, or its absence, results from the truthfulness, or fantasy world conceptualization, o... more
by Joe AndradeThe state of the Nation has deteriorated. The state of the Planet is rapidly deteriorating. The deterioration is due to the growth and actions of Humanity. Humanity itself is now in peril. The State must change. National and World leaders are trapped in a set of assumptions which exacerbate the very problems which must be solved. Replacing those leaders and rulers is insufficient, as their replacements will likely be afflicted by the same mindsets - based on the same historic assumpt... more
by Chris Oestereich
Wicked problems are the massive, intractable issues which tend to defy solutions, or even progress. They’re interconnected and systemic, so attempts to affect change often ripple through in unexpected ways. Things like war, epidemics, and climate change are just a few of the things which the Wicked Problems Collaborative will take on. Our first book takes aim at inequality and looks to help the reader understand the problem from a variety of new perspectives, while offeri... more
by Mary B. Mackley
Americana A Civics Handbook Second Edition is a convenient resource for children (and adults!) to learn, review and rediscover early American history and government. There is a wealth of nonpartisan, factual information presented in a format that is easy to read, understand and reference. The complete texts of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are included so you will have your own copy of these historic documents. Mis... more
by Oscar J. PhillipsHere is a new book from a first time author who, though only a high school graduate, has written some controversial yet intelligent opinions on an array of political matters. Mr. Phillips presents us with a thought-provoking analysis on sundry topical and philosophical issues. His is an intriguing book that anybody of any political stripe will find a fascinating read. Mr. Phillips has written a cerebrally stimulating collection of essays and random thoughts that anyone with just a junior high sc... more
Pandora’s Green Box: Has Politics Concealed America’s Greatest Environmental Challenge and Threatened America’s Way of Lifby Paul ClarkPandora's Green Box, can be seen as the most revealing environmental publication of the year. It takes a sharp look into an environmental concern that has received minimal publicity, yet is revealed to be the nation’s greatest environmental challenge of the new millennium; one that is engulfed by politics and ulterior motives to conceal the issue from the public, but why? Pandora’s Green Box first introduces the subject of population growth, considered by the environmental community as one ... more
by Kasole NyemboEconomics is the study of how people make decisions. It is an extremely interesting field because it reveals so much about human psychology and relationships, how to critique government policies and of course, how to maximize cash money! However, people have an aversion to economics because academics sucked all the fun and practicality out of it. The only memory most have of economics is a dude (who most likely wore a polka dot bow tie) drawing supply and demand curves in their Introduction to E... more
Fanning the Flames of Freedom: An everyman vision to spark the American ballot box revolution of the people, by the people, forby gene matteraFanning the Flames of Freedom examines major issues facing modern America, and proposes solutions to them through a Social Democratic Libertarian philosophy. This new party which expands personal rights and the social safety net while revolutionizing revenue collection, laws and administrative processes in the United States federal government. The final chapter takes a hard look at potential outcomes through a fictional conclusion.
by Blair StevensThe twenty-four-hour news cycle brings the issues facing America to the forefront every single day. Author Blair Stevens sees parallels between many of these issues and his own life experiences. He offers his unique take on them in I Made My Choice—Have You? A husband, father, and businessman, Stevens discusses several of the most pressing concerns facing Americans today. He explains how working in Mexico City as part of his job shapes his observations on illegal immigration and reveals some ... more
by Charles A. ImokhaiThe People’s Choice illustrates the centuries of intercontinental cultural exchanges between Europe and Africa, between Britain and Nigeria, between the English and the Ijaw, and between Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria. In this manner, The People’s Choice claims that the story of Goodluck Jonathan is the story of Nigeria. This is how it unfolds. An illiterate farm boy, a genius in traditional arts of the Ijaw people, found his niche in science, and obtained a doctorate degree in zoology. As an ass... more
by Shannon Drury
Ten years ago, Shannon Drury was a cranky feminist stay-at-home mom whose younger friends had to explain just what a “blog” was. Today she’s known in the blogsphere and IRL by the name of her award-winning website: The Radical Housewife. This celebration of her blog-iversary includes her favorite posts, as well as essays from HipMama, Bitch, Literary Mama, and other regional and national outlets, much of it no longer available anywhere else. Each piece has a new introduction... more
by Jeff Pike
You can dissect a song or analyze a movie until you’re blue in the face. But when a favorite TV show or a book really, truly speaks to you, it’s a feeling you just can’t explain. There’s no mathematical formula for that otherworldly joy, that love that drives fans to obsess over their media darlings.
So what’s a critic of pop culture to do when forced to find a balance between dissecting the value of this media and simply letting the magic of enjoyment happ... more
by Rhodri DaviesPublic Good by Private Means tells the story of philanthropy through the ages. It examines the relationship between philanthropists, the state and society, and throws light on the successes - and occasional spectacular failures - of great philanthropists from the past. It shows what history can tell us about modern philanthropy, including some of the current criticisms it faces, and considers difficult issues such as the link between tax and giving and the motivations of the wealthy.