More InfoCourage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior (Hoover Essays) by James B. Stockdale
When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.
More InfoAfrican Love Poems and Proverbs with Bookmark (Petites) by C. W. Leslau
This lyrical collection comprises love poems, songs, and proverbs from a multitude of African countries and traditions. Ranging from joyous to elegiac, verses touch on love’s delights and follies with elliptical eloquence. Lovely to read aloud or reflect on silently. Photos of African artwork accompany the text.
My heart is single and cannot be divided And it is fastened on a single hope; Oh, you, who might be the moon! --Somali love song
More InfoBattle Hymn: Revelations of the Sinister Plan for a New World Order by John ScuraDane Phillips
This book presents frightening, but truthful, facts that will shake many of your deepest beliefs to the core. A dark plan, put into place centuries ago, has come to fruition. Consider Battle Hymn your wake-up call... Painstakingly researched through hundreds of sources and interviews, Battle Hymn rips the cover off the invisible government that controls our leaders and soon, our very lives. Composed of just a few hundred powerful but unelected people, this elite cadre seeks to create a one-world government to complete its already advanced globalist plans to end the sovereignty of all...
More InfoReasons and Persons by Derek Parfit
This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature; that it is often rational to act against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing. He concludes that moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.
More InfoBeyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy, The Teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz by Mary Carroll Nelsondon Miguel Ruiz
The wisdom in this life-changing book has the power to replace fear with joy. Fear, the source of all the negative agreements we've made in life, can alienate us from the joy that is our birthright. When we are able to look at our lives and our worlds without fear or judgment, we realize that this dream we are dreaming - reality - can be whatever we want it to be.
More InfoCounterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife by John Nagl
Armies are invariably accused of preparing to fight the last war. Nagl examines how armies learn during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared in organization, training, and mindset. He compares the development of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice in the Malayan Emergency from 1948-1960 with that developed in the Vietnam Conflict from 1950-1975, through use of archival sources and interviews with participants in both conflicts. In examining these two events, he argues that organizational culture is the key variable in determining the success or failure of...
More InfoVenona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America (Annals of Communism) by John Earl Haynes
Reveals telegrams to prove Soviets spied in the 1930s and 1940sWith this new volume, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr build upon their groundbreaking work in The Secret World of American Communism and solidify their reputations as the foremost historians of Soviet espionage in America. In Venona, they provide a detailed study of how the United States decrypted top-secret Communist cables moving between Washington and Moscow. This account, based on information unavailable to researchers for decades, reveals the full extent of the Communist spy network in the 1940s. At least 349 citizens,...
Is it important to find a meaning in this life? Today it is no secret that our mind is overloaded with global information. The meaning of life is no new topic for humans; there have been multiple attempts to discover the meaning of life. Only contact with life purpose can give us the insight. This book has a real goal to enrich...
More InfoThe Craftsman by Richard Sennett
Craftsmanship, says Richard Sennett, names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. The computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen all engage in a craftsman’s work. In this thought-provoking book, Sennett explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world. The Craftsman engages the many...
#1 best seller in multiple spirituality, meditation, and self-help categories, this fresh, highly acclaimed spiritual guide tells of one man's struggle to free his soul while guiding the reader to their own inner freedom.
Through this work, among other things, you will: Receive new tools of awakening that blend seamlessly into your daily life. ― "This book is worth getting just for this, but it's a whole lot more." Learn...