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A Beautiful Lie

By Irfan Master
  • ISBN Code: : 1408812010
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-beautiful-lie.pdf

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An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even more far-reaching, touching on the importance of tolerance, love and family. The main character is Bilal, a boy determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition - news that he knows will break his father's heart. With great spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the ravages of unrest from his father. All that Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth...

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  • Pdf File: on-bullshit.pdf

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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

The Real Boy

By Anne Ursu
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062049259
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 686
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National Book Award Longlist * Bank Street Children's Book Committee Best Book of the Year "Beautifully written and elegantly structured, this fantasy is as real as it gets."—Franny Billingsley, author of Chime The Real Boy, Anne Ursu's follow-up to her widely acclaimed and beloved middle grade fantasy Breadcrumbs, is a spellbinding tale of the power we all wield, great and small. On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the village, and spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it. But now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the forest will keep his island safe. Now even magic may not be enough to save it.

Beautiful Lie the Dead

By Barbara Fradkin
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781926607214
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: beautiful-lie-the-dead.pdf

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Inspector Green explores a web of betrayal and deceit. In the dead of night, the phone rings in the missing persons unit of the Ottawa Police. A brutal blizzard is howling, and a wealthy social activist has not heard from his fiance in over twenty-four hours. Friends, family and police are mobilized to search the snowbound city. He comes to believe that his partner is fleeing for her life, possibly from his own family. When a frozen body is found in the snow, just blocks from the mans home, Green knows that someone is conspiring to keep the truth hidden.

On Life

By Nicholas J. Pappas
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  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Book Code : 1628941340
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: on-life.pdf

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‘Do you believe we can know the truth about all things, or are there things we simply can never know the truth about?’ This quote from On Life captures the spirit of the book. In it, four friends — Director, Friend, Artist, and Scientist — pursue, in short dialogues, the truth about such topics as love, happiness, madness, belief, and pleasure. The characters engage in serious inquiry, but in a lighter way, a way that allows them to hunt truths concerning life — without burning out. This is useful philosophy: discussions of ethical questions and puzzles of life, in every-day language, without special terminology or complicated thought experiments. Each character in the book brings a distinct view to the topics addressed, enhancing the overall picture of the various themes. The book is well suited to the many of us who lead a harried life with compressed reading time available. The book can be read through at once or savored briefly, again and again. It’s accessible to younger readers, while those with a philosophy background can also enjoy the way it treats familiar themes with a lighter touch.

Kept Up in the Pit

By Rev. Dr. Lawrence C. Brown, Sr.
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1493179551
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 478
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A native of New Orleans, La., Rev. Brown relocated to Plano, Texas after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home and church. Having lost everything, he and his wife Christine started all over again. He is a graduate of Union Baptist Theological College and Seminary in New Orleans, La. where he received a Bachelor and Master of Theology Degree. Rev. Brown also received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern University in New Orleans and an honorary Doctorate of Theology form A.P. Clay College and Theological Seminary. Rev. Brown wants to leave behind a legacy in print for future generations to remember that he passed this way.

The beautiful minds

By Tohid Korbu
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  • Publisher : BOOKSQUIRREL
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 316
  • Pdf File: the-beautiful-minds.pdf

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"The Beautiful Minds" is an Anthology Book that consists of Poems, quotes, short stories written by 100 Amazing writers across different regions. These Beautiful writers have expressed their thoughts and emotions in a beautiful way. Reading this book will give you Peace to your mind and Joy to your Heart.

Jacques Ranciere: Education, Truth, Emancipation

By Charles Bingham,Gert Biesta
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441198350
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 708
  • Pdf File: jacques-ranciere.pdf

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Winner - AERA 2011 Outstanding Book Award Jacques Rancière: Education, Truth, Emancipation demonstrates the importance of Rancière's work for educational theory, and in turn, it shows just how central Rancière's educational thought is to his work in political theory and aesthetics. Charles Bingham and Gert Biesta illustrate brilliantly how philosophy can benefit from Rancière's particular way of thinking about education, and go on to offer their own provocative account of the relationship between education, truth, and emancipation. Including a new essay by Rancière himself, this book is a must-read for scholars of social theory and all who profess to educate.

You Rise Glorious

By Mike Foster
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 1601428561
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 837
  • Pdf File: you-rise-glorious.pdf

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A powerful message of hope for anyone burdened by shame and for everyone who longs for a fresh, passionate, and fierce life. Now in convenient trade paperback and featuring a bonus section for guided reflection. This retitled edition of People of the Second Chance centers on HOPE. Every fierce and free life starts with that at the core. And every reader longs for a passionate and unstoppable spirit. This book will equip the reader to fight for hope and victory for others and also themselves. Foster's examination of hope is one part challenge, two parts encouragement. He forces the reader to ask the following questions: How did I lose it? How do I get? How do I give it? Each question is broken down into core concepts that are essential to a life devoted to the power of fierce and free living: awareness, discovery, ownership, forgiveness, acceptance, and freedom.

Track of My Tears

By Parviz Javanshir
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457561905
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: track-of-my-tears.pdf

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This is the memoire of a young boy based on the real life experience. This young boy grew up in tropical parts of Northern Territory of Iran in the 1970s, where life could be so beautiful and so sad at the same time. The young boy started a new life in the United States in the 1980s, where more hardship followed, ending up as a heroin addict all the way to the age of 50. This is a story about love gone wrong, hate, revenge, misunderstandings, human spirit, survival, and preservation of nature, with %80 of the content accurate.