• Peaceful Places: Boston: 121 Tranquil Sites in the City and Beyond

    By Lynn Schweikart

    The 5th in a brand new sequence, each set in a U.S. city, Peaceful areas: Boston leads the reader on an unforeseen route to mystery delights shared via its insider writer. This new name in an strange guidebook sequence is for everybody who yearns for a bit peace and quiet amidst the city hubbub. The publication entices readers with a hundred and twenty tranquil oases, in Boston and past. There are captivating walks, historical websites, museums and galleries, open air habitats, parks and gardens, quiet tables, non secular enclaves, inspiring vistas, and concrete surprises, all defined from the viewpoint of a neighborhood who understands the place to discover serenity, in either established and unforeseen places.
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  • A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly

    What’s worse than the failure of the overall healthiness care approach to properly take care of seniors? the truth that it’s truly doing them damage. In A sour Pill, Dr. John Sloan investigates the explanations why the clinical group is not able to supply lasting overall healthiness to seniors, concluding that inaccurate assumptions have resulted in the present overall healthiness main issue one of the aged. In a amazing argument, Sloan contends that clinical measures established in prevention truly do seniors extra damage than solid, diminishing their present caliber of lifestyles within the hopes of stopping destiny affliction. Sloan keeps that we needs to comprehend what these ill really want — the way to benefit from the ultimate phases in their lives. A worthwhile source for caregivers, nurses, medical professionals, and kids of the aged, this ebook could flip the tide of clinical false impression that has plagued the senior community.
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  • A Terrible Unrest

    By Philip Duke

    Whilst Spiro, Maria and Anna Andrakis, a tender immigrant relatives from Greece, are unwillingly thrust into the maelstrom of the Colorado Coalfield battle (1913-1914), the main brutal hard work clash in American heritage, they need to conquer a sequence of tragedies that adjust their lives perpetually. A negative Unrest is a unique of determined bravery and horrendous violence, of unflinching loyalty, abject betrayal and human survival.

    This gripping story informed with a masterly seize is poignant and traumatic. It’s now not a booklet you could simply positioned down. An unspeakable tragedy presents the backdrop to this novel a few murky and murderous nook of yank background. Early final century, immigrants had little selection over what jobs they can take and miners had few rights. Spiro Andrakis, having scant wish of constructing a residing in his local Crete, leaves together with his new family members for his a part of the yank Dream. Resistant at the start to having something to do with those that desire to unionize the miners, simply eager to paintings and earn his preserve, he's swept up in ancient currents too severe to be neglected. The occasions prime as much as the Ludlow bloodbath are visible in the course of the eyes of the Andrakis relations. Phil Duke brings to his brilliant canvas the larger-than-life characters who made the background that Spiro, Maria and their daughter Anna pass though: John D. Rockefeller, mom Jones, Governor Elias Milton Ammons, the Baldwin-Felts Detective service provider and the indomitable Louis Tikas, who additionally got here from Crete and led the colliers of their strike. Professor Duke was once a member of the archaeological crew that excavated the scene of the bloodbath and is uniquely positioned to mixture truth with fiction in reminding us of the days of a bad unrest.
    --M. C. Morison, writer of Time Sphere.
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  • Naval Innovation for the 21st Century: The Office of Naval Research Since the End of the Cold War

    By Robert Buderi

    The workplace of Naval examine, recognized greatly as ONR, was once shaped in 1946 principally to aid the pursuit of uncomplicated technological know-how to aid make sure destiny U.S. naval dominance―and as such, it set the version for the in this case created nationwide technological know-how starting place. yet every little thing replaced after the chilly battle. The U.S. entered a interval of better economic constraints and the concept that of battle shifted from traditional land and sea battles and super-power conflicts to an period of uneven battle, the place the rustic could be engaged in lots of smaller fights in unconventional arenas.

    Naval Innovation within the twenty first Century is a story account of ONR’s efforts to reply to this change amidst expanding strain to target courses at once appropriate to the army, yet with out sacrificing the “seed corn” of primary technology the association helped pioneer. advised during the eyes of the admirals prime ONR and the dept heads who oversee key courses, the booklet follows the association because it responds to the autumn of the Soviet Union, the terrorist assault at the USS Cole in 2000, and next wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    These occasions are inspiring an array of techniques, for land and sea. think of unmanned undersea autos which can patrol strategic coastlines for months on finish, novel forms of touchdown craft that could go back and forth as much as 2,500 nautical miles with no refueling, and precision shipborne “rail weapons” whose GPS-guided shells can hit ambitions from hundreds of thousands of miles off. different efforts comprise complicated electronics designed to change out rankings of antennas on ships for 2 solid-state apertures, vastly expanding velocity and stealth and pace; digital education tools that spare the surroundings through steer clear of the necessity to fireplace a whole lot stay shells, and new how you can shield Marines from improvised explosive units. these kind of courses, a few pursued in traditional demeanour and a few manage as “skunk works” designed to spur out-of-the-box pondering, are a part of an ongoing evolution that seeks to attach medical funding extra on to the warfighter with out leaving behind the Navy’s longer-term destiny.

    Naval Innovation within the twenty first Century is a story background, and a narrative of organizational switch, established round the struggles of administration and key team of workers to evolve to transferring priorities whereas conserving directly to their historical middle challenge of helping longer-term examine. As such, it holds nice classes and insights for the way the U.S. executive should still fund and keep army R&D in a brand new period of “small ball” conflicts―and how the rustic needs to arrange for the way forward for warfare.

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  • The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (New Directions Paperbook)

    By Henry Miller

    His tales and essays have fun these infrequent participants (famous and imprecise) whose artistic resilience and mere life oppose the mechanization of minds and souls.

    In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller lower back to the us with a prepared wish to see what his place of origin was once rather like―to get to the roots of the yankee nature and event. He set out on a trip that used to be to final 3 years, vacationing many sections of the rustic and making neighbors of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the results of that odyssey.
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  • Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

    By Michael C. Ruppert

    The assaults of September eleven, 2001, have been entire via an grand orchestration of logistics and group of workers. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects—finding a few of them within the optimum echelons of yankee government—by displaying how they acted in live performance to assure that the assaults produced the specified result.

    Crossing the Rubicon is exclusive not just for its case-breaking exam of Sept. 11, yet for the breadth and intensity of its global picture—an interdisciplinary research of petroleum, geopolitics, narcotraffic, intelligence and militarism—without which September 11 can't be understood.

    The US production region has been quite often changed via hypothesis on monetary information whose underlying fiscal fact is a dismal mystery. countless numbers of billions of bucks in laundered drug cash move via Wall highway every year from opium and coca fields maintained by way of CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America’s international dominance is dependent upon a regularly turning mill of weapons, medicines, oil and funds. Oil and common gas—the fuels that make fiscal progress possible—are sponsored by means of American army strength and overseas lending.

    In truth, Sep 11 and the ensuing “war on terror” are elements of a major authoritarian reaction to an rising financial predicament of unheard of scale. top Oil—the starting of the top for our commercial civilization—is using the élites of yankee energy to enforce unthinkably draconian measures of repression, war and inhabitants keep watch over. Crossing the Rubicon is greater than a narrative. it's a map of the perilous terrain in which, jointly and by myself, we're all now making our way.

    Michael C. Ruppert is the writer and editor of From the Wilderness, a e-newsletter learn by means of greater than 16,000 subscribers in forty international locations. A former l. a. Police division narcotics investigator, he's widely recognized for his groundbreaking tales on US involvement within the drug exchange, height Oil and 9/11.

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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics (Idiot's Guides)

    By Franco Scardino

    The ruled needs to comprehend their government.

    realizing how our govt services and the political forces that effect it can be crucial for all americans. As a finished evaluation and background of the topic, this e-book is designed to aid somebody drawn to studying approximately our govt and the origins of its complicated internal workings, our political method, and key components that experience affected our progress as a state- all whereas serving because the most sensible supplementary studying a pupil can get.

    *Author is an skilled complicated Placement teacher
    *Students trying to take AP tests are a prepared audience-along with citizenship candidates and CNN junkies
    *Large renewable market
    *Suitable as supplemental interpreting for coursework
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  • Coastal California (Regional Guide)

    By Alison Bing, Sam Benson

    “From towering coast redwoods in foggy Northern California to the peerlessly sun-kissed surf seashores of Southern California, those 1100 miles of Pacific Coast are a knock-out beauty.” – Sara Benson, Lonely Planet Writer

    The final, such a lot complete consultant to traveling in Coastal California contains updated stories of the simplest areas to stick, devour, attractions, cultural info, maps, shipping information and some top stored secrets and techniques – the entire necessities to get to the center of Coastal California.

    This consultant is the results of months of analysis via seven devoted authors and native specialists who immersed themselves in Coastal California, discovering targeted reviews, and sharing sensible and sincere recommendation, so that you come away proficient and amazed.

    Regions covered: San Francisco, Marin County & Bay region, Napa & Sonoma Wine state, North Coast & Redwoods, critical Coast, l. a., Disneyland & Orange County, San Diego

    Inside Lonely Planet Coastal California:

    • complete colour styling and images

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    • a super new web page structure for quick and user-friendly analyzing whereas at the go

    • Itineraries equipped by way of area or size of trip

    • up to date suggested points-of-interest – masking consuming, slumbering, going out, buying, actions and attractions

    • In-depth positive factors to discover the world's iconic sights

    • hundreds and hundreds of cash saving tips

    • Our newest journey making plans instruments that can assist you get round smoothly

    • extra sections together with best reviews, shores & open air, historical past, tradition, nutrients, Sustainable California and an A-Z survival guide.

    Special publication enhancements

    • Scalable maps – permitting you to zoom in for larger detail

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    7 authors
    56 seafood restaurants
    71 maps
    75+ beaches
    Inspirational photos
    Clear, easy-to-use maps
    Pacific Coast street Feature
    In-depth background
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  • The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

    By Christopher Lasch

    When The tradition of Narcissism was once first released, it used to be transparent that Christopher Lasch had pointed out whatever very important: what was once taking place to American society within the wake of the decline of the kin over the past century.

    The publication quick turned a bestseller. This variation contains a new afterword, "The tradition of Narcissism Revisited."
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