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The Force

By Don Winslow
  • ISBN Code: : 0062664425
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
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Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher's Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist,, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) “The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.” — Stephen King The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—returns with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is “the King of Manhattan North,” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.

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  • Book Code : 0307795950
  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Book Code : 1101965509
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Code : 143792798X
  • Total of Pages : 83
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Rebalancing the Force

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  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Book Code : 1612514642
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: rebalancing-the-force.pdf

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merican seapower requires a robust constellation of bases to support global power projection. Given the rise of China and the emergence of the Asia-Pacific as the center of global economic growth and strategic contention, nowhere is American basing access more important than in this region. Yet manifold political and military challenges, stemming not least of which from rapidly-improving Chinese long-range precision strike capabilities, complicate the future of American access and security here. This book addresses what will be needed to maintain the fundaments of U.S. seapower and force projection in the Asia-Pacific, and where the key trend lines are headed in that regard. This book demonstrates that U.S. Asia-Pacific basing and access is increasingly vital, yet increasingly vulnerable. It demands far more attention than the limited coverage it has received to date, and cannot be taken for granted. More must be done to preserve capabilities and access upon which American and allied security and prosperity depend.

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  • Book Code : 0345510569
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0429801718
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Computers
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Swendly Benilia shares with us simple and tangible tips and tricks to understanding and drawing FORCE across hundreds of drawings full of dunamism and energy! This book is an expellant companion to the FORCE brand since it delivers hundreds of FORCE drawings with succinct notations, filtered and approved by Mike Mattesi, about how to improve your FORCE drawing skills Key Features: Hundreds of dynamic FORCE drawing that inspire the reader to see and draw FORCE Succinct tips and tricks keep it light and educational The tips and tricks not only explain how but also why the drawings are successful. This is unique to the FORCE Drawing method Each page shares numerous drawing around a FORCE idea with a short paragraph to further clarify the FORCE tip or trick. Explaining to the reader why the drawings work increases their ability of achieving the same level of excellence Swendly Benilia is a professional character designer and illustrator. During his five years in the field he contributed with artwork for various game and publishing projects. Swendly also instructs FORCE Drawing. Michael Mattesi has authored four FORCE books, published in numerous languages, utilized around the world to inspire and educate artists on the concept of FORCE. He has instructed FORCE Drawing for over twenty years and inspired thousands of artists. Simultaneously, Michael has been contributing his skills as a professional artists on numerous award-winning projects in varied capacities and has collaborated with Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks/PDI, Zynga, The School of Visual Arts, Beijing University, Art Center, Scuola Internazionale di Comics, San Jose State University. The Academy of Art University, Nickelodeoan, LeapFrog and many others. Micael’s students occupy all fields of the art industry and have themselves gained prestige for their abilities. Michael lives in northern California with his wife and two daughters. Visit him at: and connect with Michael on Facebook at: with Mike Mattesi or email him directly: [email protected] Key Features Hundreds of dynamic FORCE drawings that inspire the reader to see and draw FORCE. Compact tips and tricks keep it light and educational. The tips and tricks explain how and why the drawings are successful. Explaining to the you why the drawings work increases your ability of achieving the same level of excellence.

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  • Book Code : 1452942684
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Science
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By Karen Finlay
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442658258
  • Total of Pages : 362
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A misunderstood and sometimes maligned figure, Vincent Massey was one of Canada's most influential cultural policy-makers and art patrons. Best known as Canada's first native-born Governor General, he chaired the landmark Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters, and Sciences that led to the creation of the Canada Council. The Force of Culture examines Massey's notion of culture, its conflicted roots in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Canadian Protestant thought, and Massey's transformation into a champion of culture as a bastion of Canadian sovereignty. Karen Finlay's study goes beyond existing literature by examining the role of Massey's Methodist upbringing in instilling an education gospel as the bedrock of culture and the foundation of a national citizenry. The study also reassesses Massey's reputation as a supporter of the fine arts. Steeped in Methodism, his attitudes towards the arts were ambiguous. He never adopted a purely art-for-art's sake doctrine, but came to understand that the arts, without being moralizing, could serve a moral and cultural purpose: the expression and affirmation of national character and sovereignty. As well as charting Massey's evolving attitudes towards culture and the arts, Finlay attempts to redress the common charges of sexism, elitism, and anglophonism levelled against him. Finlay stresses Massey's contradictory views on issues relating to gender, race, and class, outweighed by the ongoing legacy of his belief in Canadian cultural diversity. Above all, Massey valorized the principles of excellence and diversity as twin antidotes to the anathema of conformity and cultural homogenization. The tenet Massey sought to honour, pertaining deeply to the collective and moral nature of humanism in Canada, Finlay argues, was community without uniformity. The Force of Culture shows that Massey was, in certain respects, a democratizer and even a populist, who believed that difference need not divide. Electronic Format Disclaimer: Images removed at the request of the rights holder.

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545875773
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-force-oversleeps.pdf

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Victor Starspeeder is back at Jedi Academy for year two, but it's not going the way he'd planned. He was thrilled about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But a new kid got the role! What gives?! Plus, he keeps oversleeping and getting to class late . . . Worst of all, his big sister Christina is getting ready to graduate from Jedi Academy, and there are rumors going around that she's a Sith! What's a Padawan to do? In times when he feels more alone than ever, Victor will have to trust the ways of the Force and his friends if he's going to survive year two in this all-new chapter in the Jedi Academy series.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137455748
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Law
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  • Pdf File: unleashing-the-force-of-law.pdf

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Basic freedoms cannot be abandoned in times of conflict, or can they? Are basic freedoms routinely forsaken during times when there are national security concerns? These questions present different conundrums for the legal profession, which generally values basic freedoms but is also part of the architecture of emergency legal frameworks. Unleashing the Force of Law uses multi-jurisdiction empirical data and draws on cause lawyering, political lawyering and Bourdieusian juridical field literature to analyze the invocation of legal norms aimed at the protection of basic freedoms in times of national security tensions. It asks three main questions about the protection of basic freedoms. First, when do lawyers mobilize for the protection of basic freedoms? Second, in what kind of mobilization do they engage? Third, how do the strategies they adopt relate to the outcomes they achieve? Covering the last five decades, the book focusses on the 1980s and the Noughties through an analysis of legal work for two groups of independence seekers in the 1980s, namely, Republican (mostly Catholic) separatists in Northern Ireland and Puerto Rican separatists in the US, and on post-9/11 issues concerning basic freedoms in both countries

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By Kevin Anderson
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0307796132
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: champions-of-the-force.pdf

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Suspended helplessly between life and death, Luke Skywalker lies in state at the Jedi academy. But on the spirit plane, Luke fights desperately for survival, reaching out physically to the Jedi twins. At the same time, Leia is on a life-and-death mission of her own, a race against Imperial agents hoping to destroy a third Jedi child -- Leia and Han's baby Anakin -- hidden on the planet Anoth. Meanwhile, Luke's former protÚgÚ Kyp Durron has pirated the deadly Sun Crusher on an apocalyptic mission of mass destruction, convinced he is fighting for a just cause. Hunting down the rogue warrior, Han must persuade Kyp to renounce his dark crusade and regain his lost honor. To do it, Kyp must take the Sun Crusher on a suicide mission against the awesome Death Star prototype -- a battle Han knows they may be unable to win... even with Luke Skywalker at their side! Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens:Smuggler's Run

By Greg Rucka
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  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Book Code : 1484724992
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  • Pdf File: journey-to-star-wars.pdf

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Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team-up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone's favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

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  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 1509222154
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Read-Along Storybook

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  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Book Code : 1484735455
  • Total of Pages : 32
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  • Pdf File: star-wars.pdf

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Return to a galaxy far, far away! Relive the adventure of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this exciting read-along storybook, featuring thrilling sound effects, word-for-word narration, and character voices!

The Ethics of War and the Force of Law

By Uwe Steinhoff
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000260038
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Philosophy
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This book provides a thorough critical overview of the current debate on the ethics of war, as well as a modern just war theory that can give practical action-guidance by recognizing and explaining the moral force of widely accepted law. Traditionalist, Walzerian, and "revisionist" approaches have dominated contemporary debates about the classical jus ad bellum and jus in bello requirements in just war theory. In this book, Uwe Steinhoff corrects widely spread misinterpretations of these competing views and spells out the implications for the ethics of war. His approach is unique in that it complements the usual analysis in terms of self-defense with an emphasis on the importance of other justifications that are often lumped together under the heading of "lesser evil." It also draws on criminal law and legal scholarship, which has been largely ignored by just war theorists. Ultimately, Steinhoff rejects arguments in favor of "moral fundamentalism"— the view that the laws and customs of war must simply follow an immutable morality. In contrast, he argues that widely accepted laws and conventions of war are partly constitutive of the moral rules that apply in a conflict. The Ethics of War and the Force of Law will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in just war theory, applied ethics, political philosophy, political theory, philosophy of law, and criminal and military law.

Moving the Force

By Scott W. Conrad
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  • Book Code : 0788136798
  • Total of Pages : 81
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The capacity to foster global stability and defend America's national interests depends upon correct long-range planning for transport. Logistics -- especially mobility -- has long been a bill payer for combat equipment. This is a reappraisal of the importance of logistics. Contents: preparation for Desert Storm (DS); moving the force in DS (shortage of surge sealift, gaining air supremacy); moving the force in future conflicts (improving strategic surge lift and pre-positioning capability, integrating operation transport into the mobility strategy).

The Force

By Jack T. Chick
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  • Publisher : Chick Publications
  • Book Code : 0758909187
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Movies and TV have conditioned people to believe that a Catholic priest is required to exorcise demons who have taken control of a person. Is this true, or is it a devilishly clever scheme by Satan to make the people rely more and more on their priest for protection and cost them their souls? The answer contains many surprises. This comic reveals how the Vatican is using its occult force to deceive millions. It's the "habitation of devils" described in Rev. 18:2.

THE FORCE WARS (english edition)

By Fabián P. Ramírez
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  • Publisher : Fabián Pérez Ramírez
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Art
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  • Pdf File: the-force-wars.pdf

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The Force Wars is a short fanfic novel, and is a tribute to the expanded Star Wars universe. Lux, a young Jedi arrives at a distant world at the edge of the galaxy, there she finds Arthur, an orphan boy who is susceptible to The Force; the Nazi Army, secretly driven by a mysterious Dark Lord, seeks to seize world domination; Lux and her apprentice seek to join the Allied Army, in their fight against the forces of the dark side during the Second World War, thus changing the course of history, on a planet called Earth.

The Force of Comparison

By Willibald Steinmetz
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 1789203368
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : History
  • Members : 451
  • Pdf File: the-force-of-comparison.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In an era defined by daily polls, institutional rankings, and other forms of social quantification, it can be easy to forget that comparison has a long historical lineage. Presenting a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, this volume investigates the concepts and practices of comparison from the early modern period to the present. Each chapter demonstrates how comparison has helped to drive the seemingly irresistible dynamism of the modern world, exploring how comparatively minded assessors determine their units of analysis, the criteria they select or ignore, and just who it is that makes use of these comparisons—and to what ends.

The Force of an Idea

By Saulo de Freitas Araujo,Thiago Constâncio Ribeiro Pereira,Thomas Sturm
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030744353
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 195
  • Pdf File: the-force-of-an-idea.pdf

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This book presents, for the first time in English, a comprehensive anthology of essays on Christian Wolff's psychology written by leading international scholars. Christian Wolff is one of the towering figures in 18th-century Western thought. In the last decades, the publication of Wolff's Gesammelte Werke by Jean École and collaborators has aroused new interest in his ideas, but the meaning, scope, and impact of his psychological program have remained open to close and comprehensive analysis and discussion. That is what this volume aims to do. This is the first volume in English completely devoted to Wolff's efforts to systematize empirical and rational psychology, against the background of his understanding of scientific method in metaphysics. Wolff thereby paved the way to the very idea of a scientific psychology. The book is divided into two parts. The first one covers the theoretical and historical meaning and scope of Wolff's psychology, both in its internal structure and in its relation to other parts of his philosophical system, such as logic, cosmology, aesthetics, or practical philosophy. The second part deals with the reception and impact of Wolff's psychology, starting with early reactions from his disciples and opponents, and moving on to Kant, Hegel, and Wundt. The Force of an Idea: New Essays on Christian Wolff's Psychology shows not only that Wolff's psychological ideas have been misinterpreted, but also that they are historically more significant than traditional wisdom has it. The book, therefore, will be of interest to historians and philosophers of science, historians of philosophy and psychology, as well as to philosophers and psychologists interested in understanding the roots of scientific psychology in 18th and 19th century German philosophy.

The Force of the Feminine

By Margaret Ann Franklin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000228134
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 219
  • Pdf File: the-force-of-the-feminine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1986. The Force of the Feminine brings together the work of Christians from a number of denominations in examining different aspects of the task of converting the Church to the ‘feminine’. Women have by and large occupied a subordinate position within the Church: men have written the theology; in the majority of denominations only men have always been permitted to be priests or ministers. The book explores how to awaken individual Christians to the need to feminise Church structures and, further, the possible need to rethink the very notion of God. The Force of the Feminine will appeal to those with an interest in religious studies, the history of Christianity, and religion and gender.

The Fundamental Emptiness

By Hector Luis Bonilla
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  • Publisher : Phone Books via PublishDrive
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 647
  • Pdf File: the-fundamental-emptiness.pdf

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Looks good. It appears that “the X is with you” fiction (books and films) slang is right after all. However, claiming as he will that light travels in reverse – say, from the Moon to the sun – will cause mainstream science empire to burst. So be it! The Hespe now turns his attention toward his people. Nineteen nations await his counsel. So, this is goodbye. This document is the final answer. The last book of the Chronicles of Moon Earth. We saved the best for last. Here you will learn of the ultimate unification of nature. For thousands of years we have been searching for an elusive unifier or natural parent that could finally adopt all the known physical interactions. We believe we have the good news. Get ready to talk propagus. Get used to the idea that the ‘rock planets’ are moons in close orbit around the sun. Encounter free rise, the opposite of free fall. Take a solar wind trip to the magnetorbits of the universe. And, while you are at it, say goodbye to the Uncertainty Principle. We have Thomas Young and his 200-year-old Double Slit Experiment covered. The final solution of which means none other than the discovery of the Force!

Authorial Personality and the Making of Renaissance Texts

By Douglas S. Pfeiffer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191023590
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: authorial-personality-and-the-making-of-renaissance-texts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How did we first come to believe in a correspondence between writers' lives and their works? When did the person of the author—both as context and target of textual interpretation—come to matter so much to the way we read? This book traces the development of author centrism back to the scholarship of early Renaissance humanists. Working against allegoresis and other traditions of non-historicizing textual reception, they discovered the power of engaging ancient works through the speculative reconstruction of writers' personalities and artistic motives. To trace the multi-lingual and eventually cross-cultural rise of reading for the author, this book presents four case studies of resolutely experimental texts by and about writers of high ambition in their respective generations: Lorenzo Valla on the forger of the Donation of Constantine, Erasmus on Saint Jerome, the poet George Gascoigne on himself, and Fulke Greville on Sir Philip Sidney. An opening methodological chapter and exhortative conclusion frame these four studies with accounts of the central lexicon—character, intention, ethos, persona—and the range of genre evidence that contemporaries used to discern and articulate authorial character and purpose. Constellated throughout with examples from the works of major contemporaries including John Aubrey, John Hayward, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare, this volume resurrects a vibrant culture of biographism continuous with modern popular practice and yet radically more nuanced in its strategic reliance on the explanatory power of probabilism and historical conjecture—the discursive middle ground now obscured from view by the post-Enlightenment binaries of truth and fiction, history and story, fact and fable.

The Cartel

By Don Winslow
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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Book Code : 1101875003
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: the-cartel.pdf

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The New York Times bestselling second novel in the explosive Power of the Dog series—an action-filled look at the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. Book Two of the Power of the Dog Series It’s 2004. Adán Barrera, kingpin of El Federación, is languishing in a California federal prison. Ex-DEA agent Art Keller passes his days in a monastery, having lost everything to his thirty-year blood feud with the drug lord. Then Barrera escapes. Now, there’s a two-million-dollar bounty on Keller’s head and no one else capable of taking Barrera down. As the carnage of the drug war reaches surreal new heights, the two men are locked in a savage struggle that will stretch from the mountains of Sinaloa to the shores of Veracruz, to the halls of power in Washington, ensnaring countless others in its wake. Internationally bestselling author Don Winslow's The Cartel is the searing, unfiltered epic of the drug war in the twenty-first century.

IMF and the Force of History

By Mr. James M. Boughton
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  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Book Code : 149831919X
  • Total of Pages : 44
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  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: imf-and-the-force-of-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This pamphlet is an adapted and updated version of the prologue to Tearing Down Walls: The International Monetary Fund 1990-1999, by the same author. That book examines a tumultuous decade in which the IMF faced difficult challenges and took on new and expanded roles. Among these were assisting countries that had long operated under central planning to manage transitions toward market economies, helping countries in financial crisis after sudden loss of support from private financial markets, adapting surveillance to reflect the growing acceptance of international standards for economic and financial policies, helping low-income countries grow and begin to eradicate poverty while staying within its mandate as a monetary institution, and providing adequate financial assistance to members in an age of limited official resources.

Star Wars on Trial: The Force Awakens Edition

By David Brin,Matthew Woodring Stover
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  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1942952058
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: star-wars-on-trial.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Order in the Court! Star Wars: the most significant, powerful myth of the twenty-first century or morally bankrupt military fantasy? Six films. Countless books. $20 billion in revenue. No one can question the financial value or cultural impact of the Star Wars film franchise. But has the impact been for the good? In Star Wars on Trial's courtroom—Droid Judge presiding—Star Wars stands accused of elitist politics and sexism, religious and ethical lapses, the destruction of literary science fiction and science fiction film, and numerous plot holes and logical gaps. Supported by a witness list of bestselling science fiction authors, David Brin (for the prosecution) and Matthew Woodring Stover (for the defense) debate these charges and more before delivering their closing statements. The verdict? That's up to you. Covering the films from A New Hope to The Force Awakens, Brin and Stover provide new forewords that explore the newest generation of Star Wars films and what JJ Abrams must do to live up to—or redeem—the franchise.

The Force of Logic

By Stephen M. Rice
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  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Book Code : 1601566107
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: the-force-of-logic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever read a legal opinion and come across an odd term like the fallacy of denying the antecedent, the fallacy of the undistributed middle, or the fallacy of the illicit process and wondered how you missed that in law school? You’re not alone: every day, lawyers make arguments that fatally trespass the rules of formal logic—without realizing it—because traditional legal education often overlooks imparting the practical wisdom of ancient philosophy as it teaches students how to “think like a lawyer.” In his book, The Force of Logic: Using Formal Logic as a Tool in the Craft of Legal Argument, lawyer and law professor Stephen M. Rice guides you to develop your powers of legal reasoning in a new way, through effective tips and tactics that will forever change the way you argue your cases. Rice contends that formal logic provides tools that help lawyers distinguish good arguments from bad ones and, moreover, that they are simple to learn and use. When you know how to recognize logical fallacies, you will not only strengthen your own arguments, but you will also be able to punch holes in your opponent’s—and that can make the difference between winning and losing. In this book, Rice builds on the theoretical foundation of formal logic by demonstrating logical fallacies through the use of anecdotes, examples, graphical illustrations, and exercises for you to try that are derived from common case documents. It is a hands-on primer that presents a practical approach for understanding and mastering the place of formal logic in the art of legal reasoning. Whether you are a lawyer, a judge, a scholar, or a student, The Force of Logic will inspire you to love legal argument, and appreciate its beauty and complexity in a brand new way.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary

By Pablo Hidalgo
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1465495703
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: star-wars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explore the characters, DroidsTM, aliens, and creatures of the latest chapter in the Star WarsTM saga in this definitive guide to Star Wars: The Force AwakensTM. Written by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary offers an inside look into the film; and pop culture website i09 says the book "gives fascinating insight into the world behind the movie." Named a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, the book's beautiful photography and authoritative text will also appeal to adult fans. Learn the names and explanations behind all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories and discover the dark origins of Kylo Ren. Including three exclusive, specially-commissioned cutaway models produced by Industrial Light & Magic model maker John Goodson, Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary is the perfect addition to any fan's bookshelf. © & TM 2016 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

The Force of Law

By Frederick Schauer
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674967143
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: the-force-of-law.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many legal theorists maintain that laws are effective because we internalize them, obeying even when not compelled to do so. In a comprehensive reassessment of the role of force in law, Frederick Schauer disagrees, demonstrating that coercion, more than internalized thinking and behaving, distinguishes law from society’s other rules.

William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken

By Ian Doescher
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  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Book Code : 1594749868
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 860
  • Pdf File: william-shakespeare-s-the-force-doth-awaken.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialogue by everyone from Rey to Chewbacca. As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama. The romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy.

A Manager's Guide to Using the Force

By Michael J. Urick
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1800712324
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: a-manager-s-guide-to-using-the-force.pdf

Book Short Summary:

By examining leadership theories, this book will help you become at one with the Force to be the best leader possible. The author explores evidence-based leadership and management practices from the unique perspective of the Jedi, making actionable recommendations you can implement in your organization.