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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion

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English

Pages

179

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<DIV><B>The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of <I>South and West</I> and <I>The Year of Magical Thinking </I>(<I>The New York Times</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic.<BR />  <BR /> In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.”<BR />  <BR /> First published in 1968, <I>Slouching Towards Bethlehem </I>has been heralded by the <I>New York Times Book Review </I>as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to <I>Time</I> magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
Apollo in the Age of Aquarius
by Neil M. Maher

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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In summer 1969, astronauts landed on the moon and hippie hordes descended on Woodstock—two era-defining events that are not entirely coincidental. Neil M. Maher shows how NASA’s celestial aspirations were tethered to terrestrial concerns of the time: the civil rights struggle, the antiwar movement, environmentalism, feminism, and the culture wars.
Follow Your Inspiration and Become Universal
by Grace Joyous

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Follow Your Inspiration and Become Universal is a book about how life challenges can lead us to finding our true purpose in life and help us live a more fulfilled and joyful life.<br /><br />After being left at the altar by her fiancé, Tara fell into a depression and couldn’t find a way out. After almost a year, she woke up with a message from her angel, and with that, she made a deliberate intention to change everything in her life.<br /><br />She and her best friend, Rachel, embarked on a journey of self-discovery and finding their purpose in life. This is the tale of their fun adventures, the countries they visited, the amazing people they met, and the strong friendships they built. Along the way, they found their purpose and passion in life and much more. They also became aware of the true nature of all creations and our oneness with God, one another, and the entire universe.
Prejudices: Third Series
by H.L. Mencken

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians and contemporary movements. His satirical reporting on the Scopes trial, which he dubbed the "Monkey Trial", also gained him attention. In the six volumes of Prejudices (1919–1927), Mencken attacked what he felt to be American provincialism and hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as harbingers of a new candor and maturity. Laced with savage humor and delighting in verbal play, Mencken’s prose remains a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride over a staggering range of thematic territory: literature and journalism, politics and religion, sex and marriage, food and drink, music and painting, the absurdities of Prohibition and the dismal state of American higher education, and the relative merits of Baltimore and New York.
Prejudices: Second Series
by H.L. Mencken

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians and contemporary movements. His satirical reporting on the Scopes trial, which he dubbed the "Monkey Trial", also gained him attention. In the six volumes of Prejudices (1919–1927), Mencken attacked what he felt to be American provincialism and hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as harbingers of a new candor and maturity. Laced with savage humor and delighting in verbal play, Mencken’s prose remains a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride over a staggering range of thematic territory: literature and journalism, politics and religion, sex and marriage, food and drink, music and painting, the absurdities of Prohibition and the dismal state of American higher education, and the relative merits of Baltimore and New York.
Catéchisme Populaire Républicain (French Edition)
by Leconte de Lisle

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French

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Qu'est-ce que l'homme ?<br />L'homme est un être moral, intelligent et perfectible.<br />Qu'est-ce qu'un être moral ?<br />C'est celui qui aime et qui pratique la justice.<br />Comment l'homme distingue-t-il ce qui est juste de ce qui ne l'est pas ?<br />Par le témoignage infaillible de la conscience, c'est-à-dire en s'affirmant soi-même, car la nature propre de <br />l'homme est de tendre au bien et de fuir le mal.<br />Qu'est-ce que le bien ?<br />Le bien est ce qui est conforme à la nature de l'homme, et le mal ce qui lui est contraire. Aucune autre définition <br />ne peut être donnée ni du bien, ni du mal...
Book Summary: The Inevitable, by Kevin Kelly: Understanding the 1...
by Roberto Zoia

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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This e-book is a 20 pages summary of Kevin Kelly's <em>The Inevitable. Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future</em>. <br /><br />Kevin Kelly is one of the leading technology thinkers and writers. Co-founder and Senior Maverick of Wired Magazine. Founding member of The Long Now Foundation (which focuses in fostering long-term thinking and long-term responsibility). Nomadic photojournalist, publisher of The Whole Earth Catalog, and author of several books like What Technology Wants (2010), and often-cited inspiring articles like 1,000 True Fans.<br /><br />Kelly has an impressive ability to think out of the box and analyze the implications of technology from different angles. With "inevitable", Kelly means that there is a bias in the nature of technology that tilts in certain directions and not others. "All things being equal, the physics and mathematics that rule the dynamics of technology tend to favor certain behaviors." <br />
The Unscrollable Matrix PoliSci Notebook for the eBook Reader, Th...
by Anthony N Lalli

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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The Unscrollable Matrix PoliSci Notebook for the eBook Reader, The NBps17 Edition, is designed for convenient content note taking from an internet browser, or eBook, via the Kindle HDX, or from FREE Kindle Reader Apps. With the NBps17, you can quickly scan headlines and titles of up to 192 premium publication links, in 9 categories, and when you find that one piece that triggers something in you that requires capture, you can easily document the article in the NBps17 notebook. Moreover, there are also 9 encyclopedias links for a quick supplemental reference (most encyclopedias are completely open to the public, while a couple are only partially open, and require subscriptions for full access, and that also applies to a very few of the Publication links)<br /><br />Accordingly, the nine Modules break down as follows: PoliSci I, PoliSci II, Foreign Policy, Sociology, Finance & Economics, Government & Law, Ethics, The Spectrum, and Xtra (Headline News). <br /><br />It's Unscrollable:<br />The NBps17 is a different kind of notebook. While it is designed for light notations, it is also "unscrollable", which means, all the power and efficiency is in a single "unword". For instance, it is not necessary to scroll, or drill down, to find a note while browsing a notebook matrix. The Unscrollable Matrix NBps17 system for notations, especially on the smaller screen, is a new idea in organizational hierarchy. Also, there is no need to fill in forms, which means, you can get it down faster, with less hassle. Furthermore, there are no advertisements, nor does AHP track the user via the application.<br /><br />Can an eBook be also an App?<br />The explanation is such that the NBps17 PoliSci notebook, is an eBook with pages that you can flip through (swipe, touch, or click), and each page contains a matrix where you can type or paste your notes, in an orderly organized fashion. So the future has begun now with the NBps17 concept, because it can act both like a "book" and a productivity tool, thus, the NBps17 is the transformation of an eBook into an Application software (an App).<br /><br />Lastly, while at the Kindle Store, it is recommended you download the FREE NBps17 Sample eBook app, where, in the TOC (Table of Contents), you can find links to AHP's NBps17's online tutorials, publication titles, and Comparison Chart; you can learn more, at antsholestore.com.<br />
Nel paese dei dollari: tre anni in America (Italian Edition)
by Adolfo Rossi

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Italian

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Rossi effettua quattro viaggi: in Brasile, in Sudafrica, negli Stati Uniti d'America e in Argentina. Le sue denunce sulle condizioni di vita degli immigrati italiani all'estero sono sempre aspre e senza censure, più volte affermerà questa è "l'Italia della vergogna". Gli effetti del suo lavoro saranno notevoli. Questo è il resoconto del suo viaggio negli Stati Uniti.
Art of drinking
by Jack Cudman

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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If you read this book, you`ll become a king of parties

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