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.
With the spy’s prevalence in popular fiction, it is argued that through common misuse the term “intelligence” now loosely includes covert and paramilitary operations.
From private detectives to the attaché system, and a host of agencies vying for dominance in between, espionage has long been a part of the very fabric of America.
In time State Department involvement led to a greater emphasis on processing and distributing intelligence in the interests of national security, rather than...
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 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...
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 InfoTrue Crime Stories Volume 6: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology) by Jack Rosewood
In the following true crime anthology, you will read about twelve true crime stories that have baffled investigators and captured the imagination of the public for years. Among some of the more shocking stories is a trio of mass murder cases from around the world. You will be intrigued to read about how Ronald DeFeo Junior mercilessly gunned down six members of his family in cold blood and how two other cases of mass murder that although not well-known in the United States, shocked the small countries where they took place. You will also follow the criminal investigations of some...
More InfoGroundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (Rethinking the Western Tradition) by Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant's "Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals" is one of the most important texts in the history of ethics. In it Kant searches for the supreme principle of morality and argues for a conception of the moral life that has made this work a continuing source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries. This new edition of Kant's work provides a translation that seeks to be faithful to the German original and is fully annotated. There are also four essays by well-known scholars that discuss Kant's views and the philosophical issues raised by his work....
More InfoWho's Who In Espionage by Ronald PayneChristopher Dobson
The need for vigilant espionage services is proven by the record of what happens when intelligence services, or the governments they serve, have failed to forecast events.
MI6, the CIA and SMERSH are amongst the many intelligence services that have been exploited by writers of fiction in recent times.
Unlike some of their fictional counterparts, however, intelligence officers have evolved from adventurers to career professionals, mirroring their parent services’ similar shift.
Following years of research into the world of intelligence, Dobson and Payne have profiled over three hundred...
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 InfoWicca Moon Magic: A Wiccan's Guide and Grimoire for Working Magic with Lunar Energies by Lisa Chamberlain
Everything You Need to Know About the Magic of the Moon, from Best-Selling Author Lisa Chamberlain For Wiccans and other Pagan practitioners, the Moon is a vital presence with much to teach us—about the eternal rhythms of the Universe, the powers of Nature, and the magical potential that is ours to tap into when we align our intentions with lunar energy. For millennia, the Moon has been associated with many central concerns of human existence: love, passion, fertility, mystery, death and rebirth, and the afterlife, just to name a few. It’s no wonder that this celestial body is the domain...