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Xi Jinping: The Backlash
by Richard McGregor

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English

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144

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July 16, 2019

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Xi Jinping has transformed China at home and abroad with a speed and aggression that few foresaw when he came to power in 2012. Finally, he is meeting resistance, both at home among disgruntled officials and disillusioned technocrats, and abroad from an emerging coalition of Western nations that seem determined to resist China’s geopolitical and high-tech expansion. With the United States and China at loggerheads, Richard McGregor outlines how the world came to be split in two.
The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribal...
by Steve Kornacki

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English

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500

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p><strong>From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the birth of political tribalism in the 1990s—one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape from Clinton to Trump</strong></p><p>In <em>The Red and the Blue</em>, cable news star and acclaimed journalist Steve Kornacki follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, two larger-than-life politicians who exploited the weakened structure of their respective parties to attain the highest offices. For Clinton, that meant contorting himself around the various factions of the Democratic party to win the presidency. Gingrich employed a scorched-earth strategy to upend the permanent Republican minority in the House, making him Speaker.  </p><p>The Clinton/Gingrich battles were bare-knuckled brawls that brought about massive policy shifts and high-stakes showdowns—their collisions had far-reaching political consequences. But the ’90s were not just about them.  Kornacki writes about Mario Cuomo’s stubborn presence around Clinton’s 1992 campaign; Hillary Clinton’s star turn during the 1998 midterms, seeding the idea for her own candidacy; Ross Perot’s wild run in 1992 that inspired him to launch the Reform Party, giving Donald Trump his first taste of electoral politics in 1999; and many others. </p><p>With novelistic prose and a clear sense of history, Steve Kornacki masterfully weaves together the various elements of this rambunctious and hugely impactful era in American history, whose effects set the stage for our current political landscape.</p>
The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and H...
by Elaine Pagels

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English

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242

Publication Date

October 12, 2011

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From the religious historian whose <i>The Gnostic Gospels </i>won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition. With magisterial learning and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan’s story into an audacious exploration of Christianity’s shadow side, in which the gospel of love gives way to irrational hatreds that continue to haunt Christians and non-Christians alike.
Winston Churchill: An Informal Study of Greatness
by Robert Lewis Taylor

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English

Pages

361

Publication Date

November 21, 2016

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<b>'It brings its subject vividly, unforgettably back to life.' - <em>The Washington Post</em></b><br /><br />British Prime Minister Winston Churchill led one of the most astonishing lives that public service has ever witnessed. <br /><br />Famed for his courageous leadership against Hitler in WW2, his witticisms and his larger-than-life persona, comparatively little is known of Churchill's equally extraordinary pre-war life.<br /><br />Focusing on the early experiences that shaped his ambition, this fascinating biography from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert Lewis Taylor, delves into the private life of Churchill as a student, a journalist and a soldier. <br /><br /><em>An Informal Study of Greatness</em> is a delightful and revealing study of a man who, as Taylor puts it, was one of ‘multiple genius’ and ‘one of the most exasperating figures of history.’ <br /><br /><h2>Praise for Robert Lewis Taylor</h2><br /><br /><b>‘Tremendously entertaining reading’ - <em>Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />‘A prolific and witty writer’ – <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />Robert Lewis Taylor</b> (1912-1998) was born in southern Illinois and educated at Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, he lived in Europe and in Polynesia; then, after a brief interlude as editor of a weekly newspaper, became a reporter for the <em>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em>. In 1940 he joined <em>The New Yorker</em> magazine as a writer of profiles and other long pieces. Taylor is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel <em>The Travels of Jamie McPheeters</em> and the acclaimed biography, <em>W. C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes</em>.
Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bri...
by Sheelah Kolhatkar

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • “An essential exposé of our times—a work that reveals the deep rot in our financial system . . . Everyone should read this book.”—David Grann, author of <i>Killers of the Flower Moon</i></b><br />  <br /> <b>ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—<i>The New York Times </i>and <i>The Economist</i> • Finalist for the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism</b><br />  <br /> The hedge fund industry changed Wall Street. Its pioneers didn’t lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Rather, they made their billions through financial speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than not. In hedge fund circles, Steven A. Cohen was revered as one of the greatest traders who ever lived. But that image was shattered when his fund, SAC Capital, became the target of a seven-year government investigation. Prosecutors labeled SAC a “magnet for market cheaters” whose culture encouraged the relentless pursuit of “edge”—and even “black edge,” which is inside information—and the firm was ultimately indicted and pleaded guilty to charges related to a vast insider trading scheme. Cohen, himself, however, was never charged. <i>Black Edge</i> is a riveting legal thriller that raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of high finance and how they have reshaped the economy.<br />  <br /> <b>Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the <i>Financial Times </i>and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award</b><br />  <br /> “A modern version of <i>Moby-Dick,</i> with wiretaps rather than harpoons.”<b>—Jennifer Senior, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “If you liked James B. Stewart’s <i>Den of Thieves,</i> Sheelah Kolhatkar’s thrilling <i>Black Edge</i> should be next on your reading list.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br />  <br /> “Excellent.”<b><i>—The Economist</i></b><br />  <br /> “A true-life thriller with Shakespearian stakes . . . Her chilling account of a blighted industry is as mesmerizing as a human story as it is as a financial one.”<b>—<i>Fortune</i></b><br />  <br /> “A tour de force of groundbreaking reporting and brilliant storytelling.”<b>—Jeffrey Toobin, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>American Heiress</i></b>
The Occult Control System: UFOs, aliens, other dimensions, and fu...
by Daniel Pinchbeck

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English

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54

Publication Date

July 15, 2019

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Are we being observed and visited by alien beings from another world or perhaps another space-time dimension? Thousands upon thousands of accounts of UFOs and alien abductions suggest that something is happening that we do not yet understand. Recently, even mainstream media organ like The New York Times and The Washington Post have started to report on the bizarre sightings made by military pilots around the world. Are we moving toward a deeper level of Disclosure? And if so, what will be disclosed? How can we best understand this phenomenon? <br /><br />Considered one of the foremost authors on esoteric, occult, and shamanic topics, Daniel Pinchbeck (Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, How Soon Is Now) turns his attention to the question of aliens in The Occult Control System. Following thinkers like Patrick Harpur, Carl Jung, Rudolf Steiner, John Lamb Lash, and Laura Knight-Jadczyk, he proposes that the unfolding alien narrative is part of an occult or hyper-dimensional control system designed to keep humanity locked into a certain frequency of consciousness and being. As we awaken to our situation, we can find the tools to break out of this intricately designed prison and access our true potential.
Stoicism-Stop Worrying And Start Living.
by Max Bauer

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English

Pages

113

Publication Date

July 19, 2019

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<h1>**<strong>FREE KINDLE VERSION WITH PURCHASE OF PAPERBACK**</strong></h1><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h3><strong>Today's society can be extremely stressful, no doubt you're busy in your own life constantly dealing with the rollercoaster we call life. Handling the curveballs can be overwhelming and this is where Stoicism comes in.</strong></h3><p><br /></p><p>This ancient Greek philosophy has risen through the ages and has once again become a pillar of strength for many people. It can help you too live your life in a calm, balanced, and unruffled manor meaning you will make better decisions from a place of strength rather than reaction. <br /></p><p>The Stoic path doesn't mean that you live without emotion or that you ignore anything negative, rather that it gives you a clear blueprint in how to deal with everything that life throws at you and find the positives along with areas for growth. </p><p>By following certain strategies similar to the likes of the original Stoics such as Marcus Aurelius, you can become the very best version of yourself and unlock all your hidden potential. Implementing Stoicism can improve work life, relationships, and help you in becoming a better human being. </p><p>This book will help you with the following</p><ul><li><strong>How to apply Stoicism to modern life.</strong><br /></li><li><strong>Accepting what you can and cannot change.</strong><br /></li><li><strong>Meditations on accepting.</strong><br /></li><li><strong>Employing the minimalistic lifestyle.</strong><br /></li><li><b>The different types of minimilists.</b></li><li><b>Practicing mindfulness.</b></li><li><b>How to de-clutter the mind.</b><br /></li><li><b>How to deal with grief.</b><br /></li><li><strong>Dealing with challenges in the right way.</strong><br /></li></ul><p>Whilst Stoicism is not a magic wand to make all your problems go away, it <strong>IS</strong><strong></strong> the magic within the teachings that will allow you to <b>THRIVE</b> when your life hits bumps in the road. </p><p>So if you feel like you would benefit from these ancient teachings that have stood the test of time, then take action now by clicking the 'add to cart' button above.</p>
The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, ...
by Jonas Salzgeber

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

January 18, 2019

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<p><strong>“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”<br /></strong>– Epictetus, Stoic philosopher</p><p>Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?</p><p>While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were.</p><p>This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self.</p><p>A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, <em>The Little Book of Stoicism</em> will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.</p>
A Spy's Guide To Taking Risks
by John Braddock

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English

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70

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July 19, 2019

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<b>Do Amazing Things (Without Getting Killed)</b><div><b><br />On his first day in alias, John Braddock encountered a car crash, possible surveillance and a source who threatened to kill his boss. Fortunately, he was trained for all that. He was trained to think through the risks. And to structure them. And to take the risks, when the time was right.</b></div><div><b></b></div><div><b>You see through his eyes how to take risks when the stakes are high and lives are on the line.<br />You see the impact of small choices and situational awareness.<br />You see the structure of risks, the importance of understanding necessary conditions and having fallbacks.<br />You see how a spy takes risks.<br /><br /><b>Buy <i>A Spy's Guide To Taking Risks</i> today!</b></b> </div>
The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition: Advanced Methods to Learn...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

February 16, 2019

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<h2>Scientific Methods to accelerate your learning to save time, beat competition, and <u>get from Point A to Point B at the speed of light</u>.</h2><br /><b>Learning is the key to bettering your circumstances and becoming the person you want to be.</b> Skills, information, and abilities will never come to you - it’s up to you to seek them out, and this book shows you how to do so in the most effective and efficient manner.<br /><br /><h2>Applicable and actionable advice - not just theory and description. Work smarter, not harder.</h2><br /><b><u>The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition</u></b> is the definitive resource to get you where you want to be in terms of a new talent, skill, or ability. You may not realize it, but each day is a set of skills and tasks that we repeat. Each hobby and interest is also a set of skills and tasks. <b>This book focuses on what matters in processing information and being able to use it effectively to your advantage.</b> <br /><br /><i>Rapid skill acquisition is how you get ahead in life professionally and personally.</i><br /><br /><H2>Learn to rapidly train your brain and develop muscle memory. Understand the underlying psychology and biology.</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>Tactics that top 1% performers and competitors use.</h2><br />•Theories and principles of learning and what we are doing wrong.<br />•<b>How your expectations matter more than your amount of talent.</b><br />•How to make a plan to strategically deconstruct and analyze information and skills.<br /><br /><h2>How to get better results while working less.</h2> <br />•Surprising methods to utilize the people and environment around you.<br />•<b>The art of practicing, pivoting, and correcting yourself.</b><br />•How to stack your skills and become a unique resource.<br />•<b>Take advantage of learning science to best absorb info.</b><br /> <br /><h2>Learning slowly and inefficiently will lead to your downfall -- or even worse, being average.</h2><br />We live in a fast-paced world. Will you fall behind or take the lead? The choice is yours -- learning unlocks the doors to everything we want in life. Accelerating that process makes your life easier andmore fulfilled. Personally, your intersts and hobbies will grow at a quick pace for more enjoyment. Professionally, your career opportunities will skyrocket because of your newfound proficiencies.<br /><br /><h2>Start your journey rapidly by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top of this page!</h2><br />

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