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Night Comes To The Cumberlands: A Biography Of A Depressed Area
by Harry M. Caudill

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English

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364

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November 02, 2017

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<b>At the start of the 1960s the USA was unquestionably the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world.<br /><br />Yet despite its prosperity and influence there were areas of the country which seemed to have been forgotten.</b><br /><br />In 1962 Harry Caudill, a lawyer and legislator, decided to shine a light upon the appalling conditions which he witnessed in Eastern Kentucky.<br /><br />His introduction lays out the issues which he saw before him: <em>A million Americans in the Southern Appalachians live in conditions of squalor, ignorance and ill health which could scarcely be equaled in Europe or Japan or, perhaps, in parts of mainland Asia.</em><br /><br />Caudill begins with the history of region, from its first settlements through to the Civil War, the feuds that erupted between violent neighbors, the emerging lumber trade and the advent of the coal industry, before uncovering the devastation of the depression, the effects of massive environmental damage and the ever continuing decline into poverty and despair for many of the inhabitants.<br /><br />“Mr. Caudill’s richly informed and sobering account of the Cumberlands’ painful plight is the product not only of thorough research, but also of an intimate knowledge of the region and its people.” <em>Saturday Review</em><br /><br />“The picture he has assembled is clear without undue simplification, and forceful without spurious appeal to emotion. … In the social, economic, and legislative battles which must be fought, and fought soon if the people of our Southern Appalachians are ever to be relieved of their very real and pressing difficulties, no finer single weapon can be imagined than this one book.” <em> Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />“The pathetic history of the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Kentucky illustrates the results, for men and nature, of unregulated free enterprise, the pre-eminence of the rights of property, and the absence of responsible public supervision.” <em>The New York Review of Books</em><br /><br />“<em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands,</em> focused nationwide attention on the plight of Appalachia's residents. President John F. Kennedy appointed a commission to investigate conditions in the region and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, made Appalachia a keystone of his War on Poverty.” <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />The success of this book was immediately felt in the Cumberlands as in the quarter-century succeeding its publication more than $15 billion were spent in the impoverished region. But even though this injection of aid was widely appreciated Caudill and others stated that the forecast was still bleak and only marginal improvement had been made. <br /><br />This work is essential reading for anyone interested in the social history of the United States, the history of Kentucky and the continuing issue of poverty in rural areas.<br /><br />Harry Caudill as an American author, historian, lawyer, legislator, and environmentalist from Letcher County, in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky. His influential book <em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands</em> was first published in 1962 and he passed away in 1990.
The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5
by Taylor Pearson

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

June 28, 2015

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<br /><b>#1 Bestseller in Business and Money, Small Business, Entrepreneurship and International Economics</b><br /><br /><br />A Top 3 'Start Your Own Business' Book -Inc Magazine<br /><br /><br />The rapid development of technology and globalization has changed the leverage points in accumulating wealth: money, meaning and freedom.<br /><br /><br />Those that don’t adapt are becoming trapped in the downward spiral of a dying middle class - working harder and earning less.<br /><br /><br />Entrepreneurs that understand the new paradigm, have created unprecedented wealth in their lives and the lives of those they love.<br /><br /><br />The End of Jobs combines the broad history of a Sapiens, the latest science of a Thinking Fast and Slow, the entrepreneurial oomph of a Rich Dad, Poor Dad or Zero to One with the motivational push of a Tony Robbins.<br /><br /><br /><h2>In This Book You’ll Learn:</h2><br /><br /><br />— Why the century-long growth in wages came to a halt in 2000.<br /><br /><br />— Why MBAs and JDs can’t get jobs and what that means for the future of work and your job.<br /><br /><br />— Why The Theory of Constraints and a shift into the Fourth Economy has made entrepreneurship the highest-leveraged career path for the young and ambitious.<br /><br /><br />— Why The Turkey Problem means accounting may be the riskiest profession in the 21st century while entrepreneurship may be the safest.<br /><br /><br />— How entrepreneurs with second-rate degrees are leveraging the radical democracy of the Long Tail to get rich.<br /><br /><br />— How the Stair Step Method and return of apprenticeships have transformed the “entrepreneurial leap" to make entrepreneurship at large, and small business entrepreneurship in particular, more accessible than ever.<br /><br /><br />— The scientific research on how giving up balanced living and embracing integrated living leads to more money, more meaning, and more freedom.<br /><br /><br />— Why a 20th century world view to career search questions like “What career is right for me?” and “How do I find a career?” could be the source of your frustration (and a better way to think about it)<br /><br /><br /><h2>Included (Free) Resources:</h2><br /><br /><br />— <b>Full Recorded Interviews</b> with the Ten Entrepreneurs featured in The End of Jobs detailing how they launched their own successful businesses.<br /><br /><br />— <b>Taylor’s 67 must-read business books</b> and the best entrepreneur books to fuel your entrepreneurial career.<br /><br /><br />— <b>49 tools and templates</b> to save you hundreds of hours when launching and growing a business.<br /><br /><br />— <b>A Ninety-Day goal setting template</b> to translate the book into actionable steps<br /><br /><br />— <b>Access to a private community</b> to discuss the book and get support from a community of like-minded individuals to inspire, motivate, and assist each other in seeking out apprenticeships, your career search and other elements around “how to find a career” and other career guidance questions like “what career is right for me?”<br /><br /><br /><h2>Who Should Read This Book?</h2><br /><br /><br /><b>Early Stage Entrepreneurs</b> - If you’re already involved in small business entrepreneurship, but doubting yourself and wondering if you made a smart choice to abandon the traditional career path? In Chapter 5, The Turkey Problem, you’ll learn the difference between real and perceived risk and why Entrepreneurship is a smarter choice than ever.<br /><br /><br /><b>Established Entrepreneurs</b> - Do you have friends, family or team members that don’t understand their choices? In chapters 12 through 14 you’ll understand how to explain the fundamental drives of your ambition.<br /><br /><br /><b>Students</b> - Are you looking for career guidance? Considering getting another degree as opposed to starting a business or going to work for an entrepreneurial business? Before you invest hundreds of thousands of dollars, read Chapter 3 to understand why credent
Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in th...
by Elizabeth Keckley

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English

Pages

408

Publication Date

July 29, 2013

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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--an uncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public and private life, and lines of race, gender, and society.
The Theory of the Leisure Class (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Thorstein Veblen

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English

Pages

136

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<DIV><DIV><P>"The most impressive satirist of his day." — <I>Time Magazine</I><P></P><P>With devastating satiric wit, this book examines the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption" (coined by Veblen) and exposes the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture. Since its original publication in 1899, the work has become a classic of social and economic thought and policy and exerted an influence widely felt beyond the sphere of economics.<BR>For Veblen, the shallowness and superficiality of society resulted from the tendency to believe that true accomplishment lay in arriving at a condition of ostentatious wealth and status. In developing this thesis, he traces the origins and development of ownership and property, offering extraordinary insights into the phenomenon of consumerism, the evolution of class structure, the rise of leisure time and how modern societal goals are grounded in pecuniary aspirations and achievements.<BR>Students, sociologists, historians, economists — anyone interested in the motives and behavior of human beings within a large-scale social context — will find this time-honored investigation still relevant and readable over a century after its first appearance. It belongs in the library of every thinking person.</DIV></DIV></P></P>
The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV
by W. H. Lewis

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 08, 2018

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<b><h2>"Witty, judicious and extremely well written, <em>The Splendid Century</em> is social history at its best." <em>The New York Times</em></h2></b><br /><br /><h2>What was life like in France during the reign of its most glorious monarch, Louis XIV?</h2><br /><br />Known as the Sun King, he reigned for seventy-two years, in an age of growing decadence and absolutism in Europe.<br /><br />His court was one of the most lavish places the world has ever scene as nobles and courtiers vied for patronage in the spectacular corridors and beautiful rooms of the Palace of Versailles.<br /><br />W. H. Lewis’ brilliant account of this era <em>The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV</em> does an exquisite job of bringing late seventeenth and early eighteenth century France to life.<br /><br />The first chapter uncovers what Louis, this remarkable monarch that innumerable myths have developed around, was actually like. <br /><br />This is followed by a stunning evocation of what life was like at the court, as brilliant political, military and cultural figures like Colbert, Mazarin, Louvois, the Grand Condé and Turenne, wandered through the corridors of power at Versailles.<br /><br />Perhaps the most interesting section of the book, however, is Lewis’ account was life was life in France away from the court during this period. He explores the lives of the common people who struggled survive while those in Versailles gorged themselves, the emerging religious conflicts that developed across the nation, the marching army that followed Louis’ increasingly aggressive and expansionist orders, as well as the merchants and traders who tried to continue as normal through these turbulent years.<br /><br />"This book is the kind of modern scholarship in history which makes reading a delight. A fascinating book, excellently documented and as readable as it is authentic." <em>Book-of-the-Month Club News</em><br /><br />"Not only a highly pleasurable, lucid read, but also an incredibly informative and satisfying introduction. Lewis deftly moved from court to country, king to commoner, illuminating the best and the worst of Louis XIV's France. Along the way, he gives a tantalizing glimpse into the underlying tensions within French society that would later serve as the impetus for the French Revolution." Cardis Murray, College of St. Rose<br /><br />“A rather scholarly work on a specific period — Louis XIV — which offers a wealth of interesting data.” <em>Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />“The curtain of the past covers over the glories and heartaches, the achievements and disappointments, the casual social moments and weighty political events of other days. Only the unusual author can take us behind that curtain and make the past live again with all its vivid intensity. W. H. Lewis, not a professional historian but a retired army officer, has achieved this goal for the glorious age of Louis XIV.” Lester S. King, MD, <em>JAMA</em><br /><br /><br />
The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
by Gustave Le Bon

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English

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216

Publication Date

July 01, 2004

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"The following work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. The whole of the common characteristics with which heredity endows the individuals of a race constitute the genius of the race. When, however, a certain number of these individuals are gathered together in a crowd for purposes of action, observation proves that, from the mere fact of their being assembled, there result certain new psychological characteristics, which are added to the racial characteristics and differ from them at times to a very considerable degree."-From the Preface to "The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind", a pivotal work in the field of group psychology which was written in 1895 by French social psychologist, Gustave Le Bon.
The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations On Cotton And Slav...
by Frederick Law Olmsted

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English

Pages

540

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August 28, 2017

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<b>In 1853, Frederick Law Olmsted was working for the New York Times when he journeyed to the southern slave states of the U.S. and wrote one of the most important pro-abolition discourses. </b><br /><br /><em>The Cotton Kingdom</em> recounts his daily observations of the curse of slavery: the poverty it brought to both black and white people; the inadequacies of the plantation system; and the economic consequences and problems associated with America’s most “peculiar institution”. <br /><br />Disproving the opinion that “Cotton is king”, Olmsted examined the huge differences between the economies of the northern and southern states, contrasting the more successful, wealthy and progressive north with the stubborn south, convinced of the necessity of slavery. <br /><br />Hailed as one of the most convincing and influential anti-slavery arguments, Olmsted’s work was widely praised with London’s <em>Westminster Review</em> declaring, “it is impossible to resist his accumulated evidence.”<br /><br /><b>Frederick Law Olmsted</b> was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. Through his work as a journalist for the <em>New York Daily Times (New York Times),</em> he became interested in the adverse economic effects of slavery and <em>The Cotton Kingdom</em> is a result of this. He died in 1903. <br /><br />
From Superman to Man (1917)
by Joel Augustus Rogers

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English

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132

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September 19, 2016

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Joel Augustus Rogers (1880 -- 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th century.<br /><br />"From Superman to Man" is a stirring story, faithful to truth and helpful to a better understanding and feeling. From Superman to Man is a vindication of the American Negro; a significant contribution to interracial literature in more ways than one. Its breadth of scholastic research, its selection and concentration of matter are as amazing as its wealth of information. <br /><br />The book is well written and the skillful management of materials shows not only the author's mastery of his subject, but his knowledge of the technique of the literary art. In the program of the broadest education of the races and the promotion of social concord and co-operation this volume should be in every library and home of the country. In his absorbing story we see the souls, of the white and darker worlds groping and struggling toward the better day of peace and good understanding between the races. <br /><br />
Life in the Third Reich: Daily Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
by Paul Roland

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

June 17, 2015

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<p>Germany was a deeply divided nation when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in 1933. As the shadow of the swastika lengthened, its citizens quickly came to realize that the Nazis' brutal programme was not optional. Everyone was expected to play their part in "national revival", especially those chosen as sacrificial victims.</p><p>Much has been written about daily life during World War II from the perspective of the Allied nations, but little about life in Germany during the Third Reich. With the benefit of hindsight, questions have been raised as to why a civilized, cultured nation stood by and let the Nazi Party impose their rule in such inhumane fashion, and why so few individuals made any attempt to rebel.</p><p><i>Life in the Third Reich</i> draws on the recollections of those who lived through the rise and fall of one of the most vicious and sadistic regimes the world has ever seen. These are the stories of ordinary people in extraordinary times, living in the grip of a regime that did not care if it destroyed the whole country in pursuit of its perverted goals.</p>
Der Untergang des Abendlandes (German Edition)
by Oswald Spengler

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German

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May 13, 2018

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"Der Untergang des Abendlandes - Umrisse einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte ist das kulturphilosophische Hauptwerk von Oswald Spengler. Spengler vergleicht das europäisch-nordamerikanische Abendland unter kulturmorphologischen Gesichtspunkten mit sieben anderen Hochkulturen, zu denen er etwa die ägyptische, chinesische, indische oder aztekische Kultur in Mexiko zählt. Er entwirft so das Panorama einer spezifischen Geschichtsphilosophie. Sie reflektiert die Erfahrungen der Zeit vor und während des Ersten Weltkrieges und zeigt sich von den revolutionären Begleitumständen der Epoche inspiriert. Als Philosoph empfiehlt er indes den ""Blick auf die historische Formenwelt von Jahrtausenden […] wenn man wirklich die große Krisis der Gegenwart begreifen will."" Der Autor war schon in seiner Dissertation zu Ansätzen des Vergleiches gelangt. Diese Ansätze betrafen bereits die Entwicklung der antiken bzw. der abendländischen Kultur.<br />Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (1880-1936) war ein deutscher Geschichtsphilosoph, Kulturhistoriker und antidemokratischer politischer Schriftsteller.<br />"

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