Against Everything

Against Everything
Author by: Mark Greif
Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101971741
Language: en
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Over the past eleven years, Greif has been publishing superb, and in some cases already famous, essays in n+1, the high-profile little magazine that he co-founded. These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life--what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world. Each essay in Against Everything is learned, original, highly entertaining, and, from start to finish, dead serious. They are the work of a young intellectual who, with his peers, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals can be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the thought and spirit of the greatest of American dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and historical situation.--Publisher website.

Against Everything

Against Everything
Author by: Mark Greif
Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101871164
Language: en
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A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif ] is an intellectual, full stop . . . There is much of [Lionel] Trilling in Greif . . . Much also of Susan Sontag . . . What he shares with both, and with the line they represent, is precisely a sense of intellect—of thought, of mind—as a conscious actor in the world.” Over the past eleven years, Greif has been publishing superb, and in some cases already famous, essays in n+1, the high-profile little magazine that he co-founded. These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life—what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one’s self and the world. Each essay in Against Everything is learned, original, highly entertaining, and, from start to finish, dead serious. They are the work of a young intellectual who, with his peers, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals can be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the thought and spirit of the greatest of American dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and historical situation.

Against Everything

Against Everything
Author by: Mark Greif
Release: 2016
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101871157
Language: en
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"These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world." -- Amazon.com.

Play 1 D6 Against Everything

Play 1    D6 Against Everything
Author by: Erik Zude,Jörg Hickl
Release: 2017-11-15
Editor: New In Chess,Csi
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9056917447
Language: en
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"The average club player doesn't need to study hundreds of pages of chess opening theory. Understanding structures and finding tactics are much more important than memorizing variations. Renowned German chess trainers Erik Zude and Jörg Hickl have created an ideal club player's repertoire for Black. This compact manual presents a set of lines that is conveniently limited in scope, yet varied, solid and complete. The core repertoire is based on lines that the authors have successfully played at (grand)master level for decades: the Antoshin variation of the Philidor Defence against 1.e4 and the Old-Indian Defence against 1.d4. There is only a limited number of plans, ideas and structures that you need to learn, and very few forcing variations."--Publisher's description.

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything
Author by: Naomi Klein
Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307402028
Language: en
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WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market” playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap—or we sink. Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author by: Christopher Hitchens
Release: 2008-11-19
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781551991764
Language: en
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Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author by: Lynda Edwards
Release: 2019-11-20
Editor: Pearson UK
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781292310565
Language: en
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The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum
Author by: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781602063846
Language: en
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"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.

The Age of the Crisis of Man

The Age of the Crisis of Man
Author by: Mark Greif
Release: 2016-11-08
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780691173290
Language: en
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A compelling intellectual and literary history of midcentury America In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the "nature of man." But the dawning "age of the crisis of man," as Mark Greif calls it, was far more than a historical curiosity. In this ambitious intellectual and literary history, Greif recovers this lost line of thought to show how it influenced society, politics, and culture before, during, and long after World War II. During the 1930s and 1940s, fears of the barbarization of humanity energized New York intellectuals, Chicago protoconservatives, European Jewish émigrés, and native-born bohemians to seek "re-enlightenment," a new philosophical account of human nature and history. After the war this effort diffused, leading to a rebirth of modern human rights and a new power for the literary arts. Critics' predictions of a "death of the novel" challenged writers to invest bloodless questions of human nature with flesh and detail. Hemingway, Faulkner, and Richard Wright wrote flawed novels of abstract man. Succeeding them, Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow, Flannery O'Connor, and Thomas Pynchon constituted a new guard who tested philosophical questions against social realities—race, religious faith, and the rise of technology—that kept difference and diversity alive. By the 1960s, the idea of "universal man" gave way to moral antihumanism, as new sensibilities and social movements transformed what had come before. Greif's reframing of a foundational debate takes us beyond old antagonisms into a new future, and gives a prehistory to the fractures of our own era.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder
Author by: Michael Sorento
Release: 2013-12-09
Editor: Booktango
Pages: 1
ISBN: 9781468941715
Language: en
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Bipolar disease is defined as a person with moody or even insane at times, nature. Bipolar disease, its affects, causes, symptoms, disorders associated with this disease, and what should one do if he/she is diagnosed with this disease. Read about how the life of person with this disease is affected and how one can be get this disease. The symptoms of this disease are discussed in detail. Find out what disorders are associated with bipolar disease and compare bipolar with other similar type of diseases. This book compares bipolar depression disease with celexa, pediatric bipolar with asperger and more. Know the detailed methods of treatment of this disorder that by little effort one can recover his self from this disease. The treatment of bipolar disorder although first recognized in the second century A.D., bipolar disorder has struggled as a diagnosis to become accepted. Bipolar disorder treatment up to and through the 1960's, if any, was usually comprised of either locking the patient away or leaving him or her to fend for themselves. The patient has many options for the treatment of bipolar. All in all, effective and successful treatment of bipolar disorder rests in the hands of the patient. In short this book is a complete guide for all type of audiences. Either they want the basic knowledge of bipolar or needs complete view of this.

Franklyn

Franklyn
Author by: Richard Cliff
Release: 2015-12-17
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781785383380
Language: en
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Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.

Jesus My Everything

Jesus My Everything
Author by: Bonita Williams
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0985618787
Language: en
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Jesus My Everything is the second poetry collection by Bonita L. Williams. The poems focus on one's life as influenced by Jesus. The journey called life is full of challenges; a closer walk with the Lord makes the travel easier. Readers are reminded that Jesus is the source of our strength and hope.

Perspective Affects Everything

Perspective Affects Everything
Author by: Keith Eble
Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1541170466
Language: en
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Did you know that you have been looking through "funny-colored glasses" your whole life? What? Who? Me? Yes, all of us! We have been viewing the world around us through our own unique perspective, which colors and flavors everything we see. It is more than a "viewpoint." because it directly effects all that we feel, do, and say.This book is about perspective. Over the many years of his practice, Dr. Keith Eble discovered he was repeating key ideas about perspective to his clients in brief, powerful statements, which served as reminders for the ideas he was addressing. When he began to collect these "one-liners," he found other relevant wise sayings, and, his clients contributed their own gems of wisdom, while he also created ones of his own. As the list grew, the thought of making these ideas available to others grew, too.Dr. Eble firmly believes anyone who reads this book will immediately gain an understanding of how perspective effects us - even unknowingly. He also believes anyone can begin to identify and challenge harmful perspectives. He further believes these ideas can be used as part of an amazing, life-llong endeavor, providing a powerful means to improve emotional health and relationships.

Uncomplicating Your Life

Uncomplicating Your Life
Author by: MR Anthony J Fernando
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0991945808
Language: en
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Collection of writing by Anthony Fernando. We are magnificent beings meant to live a life of joy and peace living by the guidance of our soul. when we are not in harmony with our divine selves we experience life as challenging and difficult. it is not our experiences but how we look at it and feel about them that determines the joy or sadness we feel. Uncomplicating Your Life, contains simple thoughts and perspectives on how we see and experience life. simple truths (my own) that encourages the reader to find their own truth and live according to their own guidance.

Corporate Cliches

Corporate Cliches
Author by: John Lim,Jenn L,Brian B
Release: 2016-12-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 44
ISBN: 1540539113
Language: en
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Note: this is a 5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) size coloring book, similar to A5 padfolio size; perfect for purses, briefcases, backpacks. "Take it offline," "Let's get the ball rolling," "Ping me," and of course, "synergy." These are just some of the worst clich�s that have come out of corporate America. It's a known fact that prolonged exposure to these office sayings can lead to increased eye-rolling, annoyance and strain of the facial muscles from too much fake smiling when hearing these from your manager. To combat this, we've created this corporate clich�s adult coloring book as much needed stress therapy; a fun, passive-aggressive way to take out your angst against these ridiculous office sayings that have taken over your meetings, memos and emails from your company's higher ups. We've taken 19 of the most annoying corporate clich�s and translated them into hilarious, literal translations that you can color and poke fun at. Most are even workplace friendly so you can hang them on your wall without your manager giving you the stink eye (well, depending on where you work ... hmmm time for the disclaimer: we make no promises on whether you'll get the stink eye if you pin pages of this book to your office / cubicle wall, so you assume the risk on that!). ***Benefits*** -We've taken 19 of the most ridiculous corporate clich�s that have ended up on top business publications' "must stop using list" and translated them into hilarious, literal representations. -5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) similar to A5 padfolio size; perfect for purses, briefcases, backpacks. -The perfect birthday, stocking stuffer, white elephant, secret Santa, gift for a co-worker, friend or loved one who has to suffer thru these clich�s on a daily basis. -Studies have shown that adult coloring books are perfect stress therapy. We even consulted with a few therapists who confirmed this. And let's face it, hearing corporate clich�s over and over is not fun! But what is fun is poking fun at them in a passive-aggressive way that can relieve stress! -Unlike most coloring books, each illustration is a carefully crafted theme, tied to a specific clich� and not simply random patterns. -Coloring book images are only on one side of the page (we didn't double dip!). -But not to waste the space, we put some fun stuff on the reverse side of each page: a corporate-speak definition, fun trivia and a hashtag on so you can post pictures of your artwork on social media. -We even included a fun all-occasion gift checklist inside the cover so you don't have to buy a separate gift card. You can be cheap and environmentally friendly at the same time!

The World Famous Mr and Mrs Flower

The World Famous Mr  and Mrs  Flower
Author by: Julian Bradbrook
Release: 2016-06-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1534665285
Language: en
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A quiet village. A retired couple. A miracle that changed everything. Sarah and Charlie had always wanted children. They had given up on that dream years ago. Since retiring from work, they enjoyed a relaxing life. Children of their own was a distant memory of a dream, but a miracle was about to change that. The miracle was children of their own. The children were unusual as they were flowers, miracle flowers that could walk and talk. What would life hold for two miracle flowers? What adventures would they experience? Would such a miracle bring happiness or sadness? How would you cope if you had the world's most famous flowers?

Startrader

Startrader
Author by: Geoff Williamson
Release: 2016
Editor: Bowshot Media
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0473328798
Language: en
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"A farmer and entrepreneur, Chase is a man of many abilities. Now he is being asked to use those abilities, and his own particular skills with a sword and bow, to assist an alien planet. This means trading a valuable resource that the planet harbours to convince the Inter-galactic Federation to repair its failing sun" -- Back cover.

I Can Do This Thing Called Life And So Can You

I Can Do This Thing Called Life  And So Can You
Author by: Cath Depalma
Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Wisewoman Press
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0945385331
Language: en
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This book is about you, getting to know yourself for who you really are and learning how to see all the good there is for you already in place. It is an invitation to look at yourself and your life and see all the wonder and magnificence. Are you ready? Is your life ready for a MAJOR CHANGE At last, a readable semi-autobiographical book outlining 'religious science based life plans' in the areas of HEALTH, WEALTH, CAREER, RELATIONS and more! DePalma bares her soul to reveal how she climbed out of the 'dark' valley into a life filled with glowing success. READ THIS BOOK ---and start your own climb---you can do it too! Walter J. Peach, Ph.D., Religious Science Practitioner (retired) If you would like to improve the quality of your life, then this book will guide you down the path of "self discovery" showing you step by step how to achieve the life that you want. Exposing her vulnerability and sharing with you how she transformed her life is a genuine blessing to every reader. You will surely relate too many of her life challenges, how she moved through them and how you can too. The book includes numerous tools and exercises that you can use to speed up your transformation. I highly recommend that you take up Cath's challenge. Go ahead and say it, "I'll show you!" Bruce I. Doyle, Ph.D. Former GE Executive, President of Growth Dynamics Coaching.

When Time Stood Still

When Time Stood Still
Author by: K. S. Adkins
Release: 2015-08-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1515394107
Language: en
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Our lives are spent watching the clock. We go to sleep by it. Wake up to it. Rely on it. Race it.It's easy to forget that we're only given so much.We ignore it because we're convinced we'll always have more.I am proof that we aren't promised anything.The clock owes us nothing.I know this because not only was Time my name, I wasn't given enough of it.Sure I had challenges but I vowed to make the most of it, of my young life.My limitations wouldn't hold me back.Time was on my side.Then I was told otherwise.Now the clock was working against me.I would face this disease alone.Then he walked in and changed everything.He gave me a reason to fight.He helped me prepare.Like others before me, when time slowed I wasn't ready.I begged for more.But the clock, it stopped for no one.On the day my world went black, I refused to take him with me.Only he didn't listen.I was a doctor.A bringer of bad news.I read the chart.She was fucked.My hands, they were tied.I was a doctor who could not heal what was beyond that door.I had no hope to offer her.But I wanted this over with.The sooner the better.I walked in, looked up and saw color.Not one.All of them.They surrounded her.She was a patient.You did not cross that line.I would not cross that line.I should have kept my eyes closed.Life was easier when you didn't see.But they were open now.They saw her.They saw everything.Suddenly invisible lines ceased to matter.For me, Time mattered.How far would you go to make sure the one you loved had enough of it?Would you challenge the clock?Help them prepare?Could you watch them suffer?Could you accept a life without them in it?Or, would you follow them into the darkness?I did. This is our story.

Warrior Mums

Warrior Mums
Author by: Michelle Daly
Release: 2014-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0957048769
Language: en
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One of the benefits of social media is getting to meet the parents of special needs children and adults. I have grown to know and truly admire these brave people. Our solitary journeys have taken many different roads, yet we've all connected on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other forums. The support we give each other is a lifeline-an opportunity to not only share the joys our sons and daughters bring into our lives, but also the chance to rant about the frequent injustices we meet head on. I am honoured to have 'met' so many fantastic Warrior Mums from around the world, so honoured that I decided to feature some of their stories in a blog series, which I have now reproduced in this book. These mums will inspire you, just like they have me, these brave women who share their stories from childhood to motherhood and reveal far more than they normally would, in the hope their stories will help others.