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Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail Author Daron Acemoglu
ISBN-10 9780307719225
Release 2013-08
Pages 529
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Operation Massacre

Operation Massacre Author Rodolfo Walsh
ISBN-10 9781609805142
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 252
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1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956: eighteen people are reported dead in a failed Peronist uprising. December 1956: sometime journalist, crime fiction writer, studiedly unpoliticized chess aficionado Rodolfo Walsh learns by chance that one of the executed civilians from a separate, secret execution in June, is alive. He hears that there may be more than one survivor and believes this unbelievable story on the spot. And right there, the monumental classic Operation Massacre is born. Walsh made it his mission to find not only the survivors but widows, orphans, political refugees, fugitives, alleged informers, and anonymous heroes, in order to determine what happened that night, sending him on a journey that took over the rest of his life. Originally published in 1957, Operation Massacre thoroughly and breathlessly recounts the night of the execution and its fallout. From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Don t Have to Choose

I Don t Have to Choose Author Ellie Klipp
ISBN-10 9781512765960
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 28
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I Don't Have to Choose helps children internalize the truth that God made them just the way they are, including being a boy or a girl, in a way that is simple, affirming, and free of stereotypes.

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America Author Eduardo Galeano
ISBN-10 9780853459910
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 360
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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

El Chile Que Viene

El Chile Que Viene Author Axel Kaiser
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132113858
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 132
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El Chile Que Viene has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from El Chile Que Viene also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full El Chile Que Viene book for free.

Political Ideologies

Political Ideologies Author Vários Autores
ISBN-10 9780198727859
Release 2017-05-25
Pages 456
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Political Ideologies provides a broad-ranging introduction to both the classical and contemporary political ideologies. Adopting a global outlook, it introduces readers to ideologies' increasingly global reach and the different national versions of these ideologies. Importantly, ideologies arepresented as frameworks of interpretation and political commitment, encouraging readers to evaluate how ideologies work in practice, the problematic links between ideas and political action, and the impact of ideologies. Regular learning features encourage readers to think critically about ideologies, and view them as competing and contestable ways of interpreting the world. A unique "stop and think" feature calls for readers to reflect on their own ideological beliefs.Online Resources:Political Ideologies is accompanied by comprehensive online resources, to support political ideology courses.For students: * Further reading and resources for each chapter to help students to undertake further research and deepen their understanding and critical thinking;* Regular updates help students to keep up to date with ideologies as frameworks of understanding and political action in the real world.For lecturers:* Indicative answers to questions in the book provide a framework for approaching these;* Powerpoint slides to support each chapter, providing an overview and key points to help with planning;* Further discussion and debate ideas, for use in seminars, encourage big picture thinking about the relationships between ideologies.

Hacker Crackdown

Hacker Crackdown Author Bruce Sterling
ISBN-10 1535486902
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 292
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A history of hacker sub-culture in the 1990s - from Operation Sun Devil to the formation of the EFF.

The Five Step Exit

The Five Step Exit Author Amber Ault
ISBN-10 0982605331
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 128
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In The Five Step Exit, clinical sociologist Amber Ault offers readers clear, practical, and straight-forward strategies for exiting toxic relationships and moving into robust recovery. Written in a warm and accessible style, The Five Step Exit offers partners in toxic relationships a unique and practical resource: a rational five-stage process for planning and executing an exit, responding skillfully to the dramatic challenges that you may face when you make your courageous move, and recovering your happiness, health, and joy as you put a difficult relationship behind you. Dr. Ault's Five Step Exit recognizes the commonalities among the crazy-making behavior patterns psychologists identify as narcissistic, anti-social, and borderline personality disorders, as well as the subtle differences between them. She has written a book designed for significant others and spouses of people across these categories, including partners in heterosexual, same-sex, and queer marriages and dating relationships. Organized into five sections that give you strategic guidance, explicit steps, and heart-centered practices, The Five Step Exit offers comfort, encouragement, and wisdom to anyone preparing to make the liberating move of leaving a toxic relationship in the interest of living their best life possible.


Kore Author Andrzej Szczeklik
ISBN-10 9781619021389
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 256
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There is a grand tradition of physicians who are also great writers and philosophers. From Copernicus and Paracelsus, to Chekov, Osler and Frankl. And most recently Sherwin Nuland and Oliver Sacks have gained broad readerships and made huge contributions to the way we think and the way we live our lives. Andrzej Szczeklik is entirely worthy to join their company. When his first book, Catharsis, was published in English, critics from Seamus Heaney to Czeslaw Milosz stood to applaud. Now he has followed with an ever deeper and more accomplished book. It has become unfortunately rare for a scientist or doctor to find his grounding in a broad understanding of literature and the humanities. But in Kore, the author insists that only with a curiosity thoroughly at home in both worlds can one expect to discover what we should mean about sickness and about the soul. No tedious academic, Szczeklik writes with the grace of a poet and the ease of a fine storyteller. Anecdotes drawn from a personal immersion in art, music, and literature are woven with reports on experimental medicine and daily clinical experience. From DNA and the re-creation of the Spanish Flu virus, to contemporary research in genetics, cancer, neurology, and the AIDS virus, from "Symptoms and Shadows," to "Dying and Death," to "Enchantment of Love," every chapter of this book is alive and engaging. The result is a life-affirming work of science, philosophy, art, and spirituality.

Basques in the Philippines

Basques in the Philippines Author Marciano R. De Borja
ISBN-10 0874175909
Release 2005
Pages 183
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The Basques, one of Spain's most distinct ethnic minorities, played a remarkably influential role in the creation and maintenance of Spain's vast colonial empire, including the Philippines. Basques were members of the Magellan expedition that discovered the Philippines in 1521, and a Basque-led expedition subsequently laid the foundation for Spain's conquest and pacitication of the archipelago. Despite the small population of their native provinces, the Basques' unique skills as shipbuilders, navigators, businessmen, and scribes; their evangelical zeal; and their ethnic cohesion and work-oriented culture made them well suited to serve as explorers, colonial administrators, missionaries, settlers, merchants, and shippers in the trans-Pacific galleon trade between China, Manila, and Acapulco, Mexico. After the Wars of Independence deprived Spain of most of its American empire, many Basques settled in the Philippines, fleeing political persecution and increasingly limited opportunities in their homeland. Basque emigration from Spain to the Philippines continued through the first half of the twentieth century. This work breaks new ground with its study of the Basque diaspora in the far East. It also addresses the long-unappreciated history of the Philippines as a vital part of the Spanish Empire, closely connected through trade and personal ties to the American colonies, and crucial to the European penetration of East Asia. Basques distinguished themselves in many areas of Filipino life, and their story, as told by Marciano de Borja, is rich in vivid characters and fascinating detail, while at the same time filling an important void in the scholarly literature about the Basque diaspora.

Case for a Creator for Kids

Case for a Creator for Kids Author Lee Strobel
ISBN-10 9780310586906
Release 2010-05-25
Pages 128
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Answers questions about creation that even adults struggle to answer.You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Are your science teachers wrong? Is the Big Bang theory true? Did God create the universe? Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers. Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the biggest questions, The Case for the Creator for Kids uses up-to-date scientific research to strengthen your faith in God’s creation.

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Running with the Mind of Meditation Author Sakyong Mipham
ISBN-10 9780307888174
Release 2013
Pages 200
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A Tibetan lama and leader of a global meditation network explains how the sport of running can be turned into a spiritual practice. By the author of Ruling Your World. 30,000 first printing.

Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction

Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction Author Klaus W. Deininger
ISBN-10 0821350714
Release 2003
Pages 239
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Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction book for free.

Hell Has No Limits

Hell Has No Limits Author José Donoso
ISBN-10 1892295148
Release 1999-09-01
Pages 163
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A reprint of the powerful novel by Chilean writers, José Donoso.

La Mujer en Al Andalus

La Mujer en Al Andalus Author María Jesús Viguera
ISBN-10 UVA:X002018746
Release 1989
Pages 231
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La Mujer en Al Andalus has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from La Mujer en Al Andalus also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full La Mujer en Al Andalus book for free.

The Making of the Modern Family

The Making of the Modern Family Author Edward Shorter
ISBN-10 0002115425
Release 1976
Pages 369
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First Amendment Anthology

First Amendment Anthology Author Donald E. Lively
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105060927303
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 505
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