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American on Purpose

By Craig Ferguson
  • ISBN Code: : 0061959154
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In his memoir American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson, host of The Late, Late Show, traces his journey from working-class Glasgow to the comedic limelight of Hollywood and American citizenship. Moving and achingly funny, American on Purpose moves from Ferguson’s early life as an alcoholic to his stint on The Drew Carey Show to his decision to become a U.S. citizen in its unique and honest look at his version of the American dream.

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American Tax Resisters gives a history of the anti-tax movement that, for the past 150 years, has pursued limited taxes on wealth and battled efforts to secure social justice through income redistribution. It explains how a once-marginal ideology became mainstream, elevating individual entrepreneurialism over sacrifice and solidarity.

American Awakening

By John Kingston
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310360757
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: american-awakening.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A healthy and united America--perhaps a country more united than it has ever been--is truly possible, and it starts with us. John Kingston draws on wisdom from history, science, faith, and culture, along with his own experiences, to offer eight principles for discovering purpose, meaning, and true community. We live in the greatest peace and prosperity that the world has ever known, but Americans are feeling more division, isolation, depression, and despair than ever before. These are issues of the soul. We seem unable to find purpose and meaning. We can't find "the life that is truly life"--a vibrant and purpose-filled way of living best experienced together. From his youth, Kingston has always carried a vision for a free and united America. With an approachable and conversational style, as well as a dash of humor, Kingston draws on a diverse and compelling collection of wisdom--the parables of the Bible and the philosophy of Aristotle, the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, the songs of Bruce Springsteen and current studies from the best neuro and social scientists today--to remind us that there is no "them," there is only us, and we're in this together. In American Awakening, Kingston offers eight timeless principles for breaking through this darkness and despair and cultivating a radical togetherness, both here in this country and around the globe. You'll discover the profound impact of: In-person connection Making more from less Discovering purpose Redeeming adversity Responding instead of reacting Finding your unique sense of belonging Wherever you find yourself politically or spiritually, a healthy and united America starts with you. Join the Awakening movement and let's rediscover who we are--together.

The Faux Finish Artist

By Jimmy Eldridge Hager
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462832733
  • Total of Pages : 173
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: the-faux-finish-artist.pdf

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Written for beginners and professionals alike, The Faux Finish Artist is a training manual for people who want to earn at least $500 a day as a working Decorative Artist. Whether you are a canvas painter, contractor, subcontractor, interior designer, or maybe youve never picked up a paint brush and simply want to earn extra income, Jimmy Eldridge Hager draws on his 35 years of experience as a working Decorative Artist to show you, step by step, how its done. From your first sample board, to your first client presentation, to building a successful business, The Faux Finish Artist will cut years off your learning curve. If youve ever considered a career as a working Decorative Artist, this book was written for you.

Reading as Therapy

By Timothy Aubry
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  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Book Code : 1587299569
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: reading-as-therapy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why do Americans read contemporary fiction? This question seems simple, but is it? Do Americans read for the purpose of aesthetic appreciation? To satisfy their own insatiable intellectual curiosities? While other forms of media have come to monopolize consumers’ leisure time, in the past two decades book clubs have proliferated, Amazon has sponsored thriving online discussions, Oprah Winfrey has inspired millions of viewers to read both contemporary works and classics, and novels have retained their devoted following within middlebrow communities. In Reading as Therapy, Timothy Aubry argues that contemporary fiction serves primarily as a therapeutic tool for lonely, dissatisfied middle-class American readers, one that validates their own private dysfunctions while supporting elusive communities of strangers unified by shared feelings. Aubry persuasively makes the case that contemporary literature’s persistent appeal depends upon its capacity to perform a therapeutic function. Aubry traces the growth and proliferation of psychological concepts focused on the subjective interior within mainstream, middle-class society and the impact this has had on contemporary fiction. The prevailing tendency among academic critics has been to decry the personal emphasis of contemporary fiction as complicit with the rise of a narcissistic culture, the ascendency of liberal individualism, and the breakdown of public life. Reading as Therapy, by contrast, underscores the varied ideological effects that therapeutic culture can foster. To uncover the many unpredictable ways in which contemporary literature answers the psychological needs of its readers, Aubry considers several different venues of reader-response—including Oprah’s Book Club and Amazon customer reviews—the promotional strategies of publishing houses, and a variety of contemporary texts, ranging from Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner to Anita Shreve’s The Pilot’s Wife to David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. He concludes that, in the face of an atomistic social landscape, contemporary fiction gives readers a therapeutic vocabulary that both reinforces the private sphere and creates surprising forms of sympathy and solidarity among strangers.

Ophelia

By K.M. Rice
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  • Publisher : Wildling Spirit
  • Book Code : 1947944061
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 410
  • Pdf File: ophelia.pdf

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"What if it wasn't random?" he whispered, and the hairs on the back of her neck rose one by one with tickling tugs. "What if sometimes people are meant to meet each other?" Ophelia Brighton hasn't had a vision from the past since she was a small child. Now a grad student, both her thesis and her life are interrupted when a troubled young Irishman knocks on her door in Santa Cruz, California. Her visions return with his arrival, and Ophelia must struggle to keep her balance amidst her growing confusion over her place in the world... and time. When Ophelia's visions of a Victorian mystery reveal a secret that will change her future, she also discovers a love that was stronger than death. But is it too late to right the wrongs of the past?

Uncle Sam's Policemen

By Katherine Unterman
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674915895
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: uncle-sam-s-policemen.pdf

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Extraordinary rendition—abducting criminal suspects around the world—has been criticized as an unprecedented expansion of U.S. policing. But America’s pursuit of fugitives beyond its borders predates the Global War on Terror. Katherine Unterman shows that the extension of manhunts into foreign lands formed an important chapter in American empire.

Myers-Briggs

By Virginia Loh-Hagan
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  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Book Code : 153417267X
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: myers-briggs.pdf

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Which of the 16 different personality types are you? Are you creative, super social, and enthusiastic? You might be an ENFP. Or are you a dreamer and quiet? You might be an INFJ. Find out who you are in the Who Are You? series. This series takes a closer look at the most popular personality theories from star charts to numerology to psychology assessments. Myers-Briggs looks specifically at the 16 different personality types based on the Myers-Briggs personality typing system. This hi-low title uses considerate text written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension. Informative sidebars include fast facts, science connections, and spotlight biographies. Backmatter includes four Myers-Briggs inspired quizzes.

African American

By Avis J. Smith
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1503544532
  • Total of Pages : 98
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 447
  • Pdf File: african-american.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is important for us all in America to document opposition for future generations to fairly assess the anger, logic, and legal implications of historical attempts to make change by small numbers of people who try to impose their rule of thought on the masses. Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ramona Edelin have tried to impose acceptance of the term African American on all black people without their permission. The purpose of this writing is to expose what was done and the legal opposition to what was done, as well as the disrespect for the masses of black people to perpetuate an “unconscious ritual.” The title of the book is African American: The Opposition Court Case.