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Don't Lie to Me

By Jeanine Pirro
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  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Isbn : 9781546059721
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 405
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Judge Jeanine Pirro, author of two New York Times bestsellers, exposes the lies and distortions of the president's enemies. It's been nearly four years since President Trump took office, and Judge Jeanine Pirro has had enough of the left's countless lies and false accusations. She is now forced to ask: How could anyone vote against President Trump this November? What more could you possibly want? In Don't Lie to Me, Judge Jeanine brings her signature writing style and acute legal mind to topics such as the impeachment inquiry, the military, and the road to the 2020 presidential election. She will highlight President Trump's triumphs and his strength during the coronavirus crisis.

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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 62
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781481438278
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Isbn : 9780307433848
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"Like two doomed ships that pass in storm We had crossed each other's way: But we made no sign, we said no word, We had no word to say." Oscar Wilde was a married man with children, who had homosexual affairs. Since his sexual preference was considered taboo, not to mention illegal, in the Victorian era, he was famously sentenced to two years in prison for gross indecency. The Ballad of Reading Gaol tells the story of an execution he witnessed while there of a man who killed his wife. It is powerful and haunting, and Wilde’s pain seeps through with every word. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, famous for ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ to name a couple. He was believed to be gay and met a lot of resistance in his life on that account. He died in Paris at the age of 46.

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  • Pages : 256
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  • Pages : 544
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By Paulo Coelho
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  • Pages : 208
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By Sam Harris
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  • Pages : 96
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  • Pages : 384
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Legend

By Marie Lu
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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 352
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By George Orwell
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By Nelson Mandela
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
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  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

On Freedom

By Maggie Nelson
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 9780771051241
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 271
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So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses and repels. Does it remain key to our autonomy, justice, and well-being, or is freedom's long star turn coming to a close? Does a continued obsession with the term enliven and emancipate, or reflect a deepening nihilism (or both)? On Freedom examines such questions by tracing the concept's complexities in four distinct realms: art, sex, drugs, and climate. Drawing on a vast range of material, from critical theory to pop culture to the intimacies and plain exchanges of daily life, Nelson explores how we might think, experience, or talk about freedom in ways responsive to the conditions of our day. Her abiding interest lies in ongoing "practices of freedom" by which we negotiate our interrelation with--indeed, our inseparability from--others, with all the care and constraint that relation entails, while accepting difference and conflict as integral to our communion. For Nelson, thinking publicly through the knots in our culture--from recent art world debates to the turbulent legacies of sexual liberation, from the painful paradoxes of addiction to the lure of despair in the face of the climate crisis--is itself a practice of freedom, a means of forging fortitude, courage, and company. On Freedom is an invigorating, essential book for challenging times.

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By Jane Mayer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 9780385535601
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 174
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group. In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system. Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist LA Times Book Prize Finalist PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist Shortlisted for the Lukas Prize

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By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn : 9781775416470
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 607
  • File Pdf: the-yellow-wallpaper.pdf

Book Summary:

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper is a valuable piece of American feminist literature that reveals attitudes toward the psychological health of women in the nineteenth century. Diagnosed with "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency" by her physician husband, a woman is confined to an upstairs bedroom. Descending into psychosis at the complete lack of stimulation, she starts obsessing over the room's yellow wallpaper: "It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper - the smell! ... The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell."

Speak: The Graphic Novel

By Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn : 9781466897878
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 910
  • File Pdf: speak.pdf

Book Summary:

The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.

Liars, Leakers, and Liberals

By Jeanine Pirro
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Isbn : 9781546083412
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 655
  • File Pdf: liars-leakers-and-liberals.pdf

Book Summary:

Get the story the Fake News media doesn't want you to hear in the #1 New York Times bestseller: a withering indictment of the Deep State plot against Trump and a firsthand account of the real presidency, based on interviews with the Trump family and top administration officials. At this point in American history, we are the victims of a liberal sabotage of the presidency unlike anything we've ever witnessed. Nevertheless President Trump continues to fight every day to keep his promise to Make America Great Again. Today that bold idea has already led to a conservative judge on the Supreme Court, tax reform, and deregulation that has unleashed an economy stronger than anyone could have imagined. But there are dark forces that seek to obstruct and undermine the president and reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election. They are part of a wide-ranging conspiracy that would seem incredible if it weren't being perpetrated openly. Driven by ambition, blinded by greed, and bound by a common goal -- to unseat the 45th President of the United States -- this cabal is determined to maintain its wrongful hold on national political power. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro uncovers the elements of this conspiracy, including: "Fake news" propaganda, Law enforcement corruption at the highest levels, National security leaks by the intelligence community, Bureaucratic resistance to lawful and constitutional executive orders issued by the duly elected president, Crooked deals with foreign governments by U.S. officials sworn to defend our Constitution. It's about time the American public knows the truth about the plot to bring down the Trump presidency. By the time you've finished this book, you'll agree with Judge Pirro that the only way to stop these hoodlums is to Take Them Out in Cuffs!

The Outsiders

By S. E. Hinton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101642610
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 788
  • File Pdf: the-outsiders.pdf

Book Summary:

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. Cover may vary. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Follow the Money

By Dan Bongino
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781642936605
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 946
  • File Pdf: follow-the-money.pdf

Book Summary:

Follow the Money exposes the labyrinth of connections between D.C.’s slimiest swamp creatures—Democrat operatives, lying informants, desperate and destructive FBI agents, Obama power brokers, CIA renegade John Brennan, George Soros, and more—who conspired to attack Trump by manufacturing one bogus scandal after another. Bestselling author, podcast favorite, and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino delivers the third and most shocking of his acclaimed series chronicling the Deep State war against Donald Trump. Starting with the Trump impeachment hearings, Bongino works forward and backward to piece together the connections of a vast, well-funded cabal of wealthy Democrats and D.C. swamp elite to the non-stop deluge of manufactured scandals launched specifically to attack, destabilize, and ultimately remove Trump and his administration. Zooming in on Ukraine, Bongino unspools a complex sequence of corruption—from the miraculous “discovery” of a mysterious black ledger that linked financial transactions to Trump campaign insider Paul Manafort and cast a shadow over the entire Trump team, to Joe Biden’s unexamined quid pro quo interference with Kyiv politics as he threatened to withhold a loan unless a prosecutor was removed from office. The former Secret Service agent exposes how Glenn Simpson, the corrupt cheerleader behind the lie-filled Steele dossier, wrangled millions from top Democrat donor George Soros to meddle in Ukraine politics. Bongino also reveals Soros’s desperate multimillion-dollar plan to stop Trump’s re-election. Using FBI documents, Bongino reveals the outrageous actions of Robert Mueller’s investigators, who sat on evidence that proved the supposedly damning Trump Tower meeting between a Russian lawyer and senior campaign officials was nothing more than a twenty-minute waste of time for all involved. Other chapters delve into the disturbing presence of Obama’s fixer, obstruction angel Kathryn “Kathy” Ruemmler, who represents a rogues gallery of Russiagate political operatives; the FBI’s inside source on the National Security Council, Anthony Ferrante, who dedicated himself to the fruitless task of trying to prove the Steele dossier was legitimate; and “Special Agent 1” Stephen M. Somma’s curious obsession with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, which was stoked by a Flynn-fixated paid operative named Stefan Halper. Flynn is the centerpiece of one of the book’s most revealing chapters, in which Bongino deconstructs the FBI’s elaborate takedown of Trump’s National Security Advisor, revealing how and why the three-star general was set up not once…but three times. Bongino also returns to the last, desperate attempt to derail Trump—the impeachment trial—and uncovers Adam Schiff’s lies and the Ukraine-call whistleblower’s multiple secret ties to never-Trumpers and Schiff himself. In the final chapter, Bongino unveils the newest front to stop Trump: the unleashing of COVID-19 from China and how the disease mutated from a killer plague in Wuhan to a weapon to destroy America’s economy and, with it, Trump’s re-election chances. Follow the Money displays dizzying detective work from a truly relentless, passionate, and patriotic reporter. An astonishing chronicle of the relentless war to destroy Donald Trump and his administration, this exposé is a must-read for anyone who wants to unravel the most shocking and corrupt campaign to unseat a sitting president in American history.

And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9780061739255
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 507
  • File Pdf: and-then-there-were-none.pdf

Book Summary:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie! More than 100 million copies sold and now a Lifetime TV movie. Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die… Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs

By Eddie L. Long
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781418519278
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 579
  • File Pdf: what-a-man-wants-what-a-woman-needs.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the most common crises among Christians today is the failure to develop and nourish godly relationships. Sadly, there is little or no distinction between Christians and non-Christians in this area. Most homes today resemble the drive-through window at a fast food joint with family members coming and going but with no real communication taking place. Beyond the home, the corporate church body is fragmented by members unable to agree on what are often minor issues. For those tired of conforming to the world's model for relationships, Bishop Eddie L. Long presents the biblical model. What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs will enable you to: Identify the missing element in relationships that will foster better communication. Understand the key principles necessary for godly living and godly communication. Learn to identify and resist attacks from the Enemy. Understand the power of a wise woman and the roles of godly men.

Twisted Love Languages

By Susan Serena Marie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781098095338
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 379
  • File Pdf: twisted-love-languages.pdf

Book Summary:

Growing up in today's world leaves most people with dysfunctional wreckage and improper coping mechanisms. It therefore makes sense that our natural love languages would get damaged in this process. Therefore this workbook's sole purpose is to aid in the healing of some of this damage. The book briefly goes over the five love languages in conjunction with the author's own story while at the same time asking the reader to reflect on themselves. Additionally, the book takes a look at what God has to say on the subject. As Christians we strive to follow God's Word, so that we can be of maximum benefit to Him. Our unhealthy modes of communicating are no different; we want Him to mold us and make us an example of His love. Since this is a workbook, it has both questions and exercises to achieve this end. It is intended to be used as a tool, to open the eyes of the reader, as well as give glory to God.

Consciousness Towards Abundance

By Dr Sin Mong Wong
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781524517571
  • Pages : 426
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 979
  • File Pdf: consciousness-towards-abundance.pdf

Book Summary:

The book is about learning the languages of various fields, beginning with mastering the three basicsthinking, speaking, and writing. Mastering the three basics will lay the foundation for a life of abundance. A new definition of abundance embraces financial freedom, well-being, happiness, good relationships, and being fit and healthy. Learning the languages of various fields includes money, mind, health, and spirituality. In this book are strategies for creating financial freedom through asset investments, stocks, direct marketing, digital publishing, and business. All experiences and strategies recommended for implementation are shared. All the discussions and examples are easy to implement for the purpose of living a life of abundance.

Battle Cry

By Maisha Washington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Isbn : 9781506902869
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 812
  • File Pdf: battle-cry.pdf

Book Summary:

"Battle Cry: The Awakening" is a novel that targets Young Adults interested in Science Fiction and fantasy based Urban Tales. It retells the experiences of six African American girls growing up in a public housing project during the political/historical period from the 1950's through the 1960's in New York City. The story tells the youth's experiences during 4 critical periods of social upheaval. My name is Maisha Lynn Washington. I am a second generation New Yorker born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn. I graduated from Howard University and I am First Generation College in my family. I am a widow and a proud parent of a daughter who has become our family's second generation college graduate. I love the solitude of an empty beach and find comfort by the ocean: my favorite spot on the planet. I read, swim and play all sorts of games for fun. I am an experienced education administrator, program designer/developer with 30+ years of professional academic service in both the non-profit and public sector. I have a wealth of teaching experience on all levels of education: 10 years on the university level and 15 years 7-12 grades. I have 13 years of administrative experience: 6 years as an elementary school principal, 5 years as a middle school and high school principal and 2 years of system-wide administration overseeing the professional training of administrators and teachers in 23 middle schools. I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts in African Studies/African and African American history. In addition, I have more than 50 hours in graduate level Education courses, Earth & Space Science and Archaeology. I am featured on the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum website as a scholar/master teacher in Archaeology. http: //anacostia.si.edu/online_Academy/academy.htm I am a first time novelist. I wrote this book because I had a desire to inspire, educate and spark critical thinking in young adults. I used all my experience as an urban dweller, educator, earth and space scientist and archaeology/historian to create this story. This book is the first of a trilogy. The second, "Battle Cry: Liberation," will chronicle the struggle of Africans from fall 1967 through 1994. "Battle Cry: Unification" will cover 1994 through 2058. This book will explain all the forces at play in the global economy and the move made toward the unification of business and industry on every continent. It will clarify the African prophesy and the role earth must play in it. This is a trilogy that will take the reader to the year 2058. Keywords: Science, Fantasy, Female, Political, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery, Action, History, Paranormal, African American

The Power of Simple Prayer

By Joyce Meyer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Isbn : 9780446194532
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 476
  • File Pdf: the-power-of-simple-prayer.pdf

Book Summary:

Prayer transforms lives every day. But for those who pray, how many truly understand its power? In her straightforward and profound style beloved by millions worldwide, Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible force that comes through the simple act of prayer. By explaining the keys to unanswered prayers, the hindrances to prayer's effectiveness, and the Bible's role in prayer, Joyce gives readers a new perspective on how best to communicate with God. She reveals that through prayerful conversation comes the ability to be successful in life, strong at heart, and sincere with others. Simple prayer, powerful results.