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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textboo...
by James W. Loewen

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English

Pages

604

Publication Date

July 17, 2018

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<b>“Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.”<br /> —Howard Zinn<br /><br />A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author</b> <p>Since its first publication in 1995, <em>Lies My Teacher Told Me</em> has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the <em>New York Times</em> in the summer of 2006.</p> <p>For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.” </p> <p>What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In <em>Lies My Teacher Told Me</em>, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.</p>
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Lear...
by Kevin Horsley

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

January 26, 2014

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<h2>Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013...</h2><br /><b>And You're About to Learn How to Use His Memory Strategies to Learn Faster, Be More Productive and Achieve More Success</b><br /><br />With over 100,000 copies sold, <i>Unlimited Memory</i> is a Wall Street Journal Best Seller and has been the #1 memory book on Amazon for more than two years. It has been translated into seven languages including French, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian.<br /><br />Most people never tap into 10% of their potential for memory.<br /><br />In this book, you're about to learn:<br /><br /><h2>How the World's Top Memory Experts Concentrate and Remember Any Information at Will, and How You Can Too</h2><br />Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done?<br /><br />In Unlimited Memory, you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand, and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress and mistakes at work.<br /><br />In this book, you'll find all the tools, strategies and techniques you need to improve your memory.<br /><br />Here’s just a taste of the memory methods you'll learn in this book:<br /> <ul><br /> <li> The 3 bad habits that keep you from easily remembering important information</li><br /> <li> How a simple pattern of thinking can stop you from imprinting and remembering key facts, figures and ideas, and how to break this old pattern so you’ll never again be known as someone with a “bad memory”</li><br /> <li> How to <b>master your attention</b> so you can focus and concentrate longer, even during challenging or stressful situations</li><br /> <li> How to use your car to remember anything you want (like long lists or information you need to remember for your studies or personal life) <b>without writing anything down</b></li><br /> <li> Simple methods that allow you to nail down tough information or complex concepts quickly and easily</li><br /><li> How to combine your long-term memory (things you already know and will never forget) and short-term memory (information you want to remember right now) to <b>create instant recall</b> for tests, presentations and important projects</li><br /><li> The simple, invisible mental <b>technique for remembering names</b> without social awkwardness or anxiety</li><br /><li> How using your imagination to bring boring information to life can help you <i>dramatically improve your attention span and recall</i></li><br /><li> An incredible strategy for remembering numbers (the same system Kevin used to remember Pi to 10,000 digits and beat the world memory record by 14 minutes)</li><br /><li> How to use a mental map to <b>lock in and connect hundreds or even thousands of ideas in your long-term memory</b> (this method will allow you to become a leading expert in your field faster than you ever dreamed possible)</li></ul><br />If you're ready to harness the incredible power of your mind to remember more in less time, this book is for you.<br /><br /><b>About the Author</b><br /><br />For over 25 years, Kevin Horsley has been analyzing the mind and memory and its capacity for brilliance. He is one of only a few people in the world to have received the title of International Grandmaster of Memory. He is a World Memory Championship medalist, and a two-time World Record holder for The Everest of memory tests. Kevin is also an author of four books, and the designer of a mathematics game with the Serious Games Institute at North-West University Vaal Campus.<br /><br />His work has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Time, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, ELLE, Longevity and on numerous TV and radio shows. <br /><br />Kevin is an International professional speaker and has spoken in many different countries. He assists organizations in improving their learning, motivation, creativity and thinking.
The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the Wo...
by Amy Hollingsworth

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English

Pages

183

Publication Date

September 09, 2007

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<p><strong>Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of <em>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood</em> with an inside look </strong><strong>on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words."</strong></p><p>Tom Brokaw of <em>NBC Nightly News</em> once said of the American icon Fred Rogers, "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, but he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to."</p><p>Eight years before his death, Fred Rogers met author, educator, and speaker Amy Hollingsworth. What started as a television interview turned into a wonderful friendship spanning dozens of letters detailing the driving force behind this gentle man of extraordinary influence. Educator? Philosopher? Psychologist? Minister? Here is an intimate portrait of the real Mister Rogers.</p><p><em>The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers</em> focuses on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy, but it is much more than that. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words."</p>
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, </em>you’ll be able to: </p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p> </p><p>Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p> </p><p>Dive deeper into Dave’s game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformación total de su dinero.</p>
How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It ...
by Benedict Carey

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

September 09, 2014

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<b>In the tradition of <i>The Power of Habit </i>and<i> Thinking, Fast and Slow</i> comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives.</b><br /><br /> From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital.<br /><br /> But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort?<br /><br /> In <i>How We Learn,</i> award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey’s search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives—and less of a chore.<br /><br /> By road testing many of the counterintuitive techniques described in this book, Carey shows how we can flex the neural muscles that make deep learning possible. Along the way he reveals why teachers should give final exams on the first day of class, why it’s wise to interleave subjects and concepts when learning any new skill, and when it’s smarter to stay up late prepping for that presentation than to rise early for one last cram session. And if this requires some suspension of disbelief, that’s because the research defies what we’ve been told, throughout our lives, about how best to learn.<br /><br /> The brain is not like a muscle, at least not in any straightforward sense. It is something else altogether, sensitive to mood, to timing, to circadian rhythms, as well as to location and environment. It doesn’t take orders well, to put it mildly. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In<i> How We Learn, </i>Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage.
I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Re...
by Michael S. Sorensen

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English

Pages

149

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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<h3>+ 2018 IPA Book Award Winner</h3><h4>What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life?</h4>In this 3-hour, conversational read, you’ll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills—validation. <br /><br />Whether you’re looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life.<br /><br /><strong>Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to:</strong><br /><br />• Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of others<br />• Increase feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationships<br />• Quickly resolve, or even prevent, arguments<br />• Help others become open to your point of view<br />• Give advice and feedback that sticks<br />• Provide support and encouragement to others, even when you don’t know how to “fix” the problem<br />• And much more<br /><br /><strong>In short: this skill is powerful.</strong> Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and you’ll be amazed at the difference they can make.
Think Like Sherlock: Creatively Solve Problems, Think with Clarit...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

230

Publication Date

July 31, 2018

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<h2><u>Instantly have flashes of genius, solve mysteries, read people’s minds, and size up situations.</u> <i>Well, sort of</i>...</h2><br />Sherlock Holmes, famous detective of 221 Baker Street, is one of literature’s most beloved figures. Why? Because he is able to unravel a complex story from simple observation, perception, creative thinking, and problem-solving. <br /><br /><b>No book can make you Sherlock.</b> But this book can teach you his most practical tactics and introduce you to the building blocks of what it takes to be a famous detective. <br /><br /><h2>Sharpen your judgment and instincts for better decisions.</h2> <br /><b><u>Think Like Sherlock</u></b> is as close as you’ll get to thinking like a sleuth. There are references and case studies sprinkled throughout to illustrate just how you can improve your thinking habits to not only solve the mysteries in your life, but approach life with analysis, care, and creativity.<br /><br />You’ll find a plethora of techniques and illustrative examples. <b>No other book provides you with such a clear blueprint of the skills you need to think with clarity and understand what really matters.</b><br /><br /><h2>Learn everyday deductive reasoning to decipher the events in your life.</h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>Techniques from a wide range of disciplines to solve problems.</h2><br />•How to shift your perspective and open up a new world of thought.<br />•<b>The process of observation and deduction, and how to works on an everyday basis. </b><br />•How altered states of consciousness contribute to clear thinking and how Einstein and Salvador Dali took advantage of this.<br /><br /><h2>How to systematically and consistently think outside the box.</h2><br />•Critical thinking and why you shouldn’t take things or people at face value.<br />•<b>How to invert, reverse, substitute, adapt, magnify, minimize, lateral, and distance (and more…) your thinking for flashes of genius.</b><br />•Learn how to use reverse brainstorming and the Fishbone technique to solve the ‘crimes’ in your life.<br /><br /><h2>Sherlock sees the world for what it is, underneath the mask and facade - and so can you.<br /><br /><b>This book gives you a pair of glasses to finally view the world accurately and clearly. </b>Imagine what you could do with this simple superpower. You can apply this to analyzing and reading people and situations to understand what is really happening. You can draw conclusions based on little to no information. You can become as creative as you are required to be to solve the problems in front of you. <b>Let your newly-improved instincts lead the way.</b><br /><br /><H2>Solve problems and analyze people/situations with a single glance - by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page.</h2> <br /><br />
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>In her instant, multi-month <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (<i>People</i>).</b><BR><BR>The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<BR> <BR> In <i>Grit</i>, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<BR> <BR> “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts <i>twice </i>toward your goal; grit can be <i>learned</i>, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how<i> that</i>—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (<i>The Wall Street Journal)</i>.
Psychological Triggers: Human Nature, Irrationality, and Why We D...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

July 18, 2018

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<h2>Understand, avoid, and defeat the <u>subconscious causes of your irrational and self-defeating behaviors</u>. <i>It’s only human nature.</i></h2><br />A psychological trigger is something that causes us to act out of urgency - not correctness or even happiness. It’s a switch that is flipped outside of our consciousness. <b>This is fertile ground for some of the worst decisions of our lives.</b> <br /><br /><h2>Seize control and of your impulses and make better decisions.</h2><br /><b><u>Psychological Triggers</u></b> is an introduction to yourself - your impulses, your desires, and everything in your subconscious that drives you to action. It answers the question, “Why did I just make a terrible choice when I know I shouldn’t have?” <br /><br />We are all slaves to our triggers, and this book seeks to identify them to better battle them. <b>We might think we are making our decisions independently and out of free will, but you’ll discover that to be far from reality.</b><br /><br /><h2>Master your psychology, master your life.</h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><H2>Think clearly and triumph over your human nature.</h2><br />•The triggering effects of social pressure and conformity.<br />•<b>How everyday emotions are behind some of the most powerful triggers.</b><br />•Natural, biological, evolutionary human drives - can you regulate them?<br />•<b>Simple thinking traps we all fall victim to.</b><br />•The notion of free will and whether it truly exists.<br /><br /><H2>Beat psychological triggers, reclaim your free will, and irrationality.</h2><br />Is purely rational thinking, devoid of emotion and human drives, a reality? Probably not. But you can certainly live free from your worst impulses and irrational hunches, which are what psychological triggers create more often than not. See yourself thrive from consistently making beneficial decisions and defeating your primal psychology. <br /><br /><h2> Control your destiny by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page.</h2><br />
The Liberator: An .STL File Published As A Book
by Max McGuire

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August 08, 2018

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Gun control advocates are adamant. They believe that 3D printable guns do not fall under the protections of the 1st Amendment. They have sought injunctions in Federal court to get 3D firearm renderings taken down off of the internet, and won. They call 3D gun designs dangerous and a threat to society. One activist even called them "downloadable death." Every time, they reiterate that Americans do not have a 1st Amendment right to share these digital files online.<br /><br />But what about as a book? Are there any radicals out there who truly do not believe the 1st Amendment protects a right to publish a string of letters and numbers as a book? Will anyone go full säuberung and demand that this book be burned?<br /><br />That is what this book is. It is a textual representation of the stereolithographic rendering of a picture of a gun. Take this series of numbers, letters, and symbols and you will have the information necessary to create a 3D rendering of a gun, similar to what you'd see rendered in a video game.<br /><br />So if you believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms, if you believe in the freedom of speech and the right freely publish and share information, download this book.<br /><br />If a text file has the power to make modern gun control obsolete, then that text file is worth sharing.

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