Digital Divide

Author: Pippa Norris
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521002233
Size: 12,58 MB
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There is widespread concern that the explosive growth of the Internet is exacerbating existing inequalities between the information rich and poor. Digital Divide sets out to examine the evidence for access and use of the Internet in 179 nations across the world. A global divide is evident between industrialized and developing societies. A social divide is apparent between rich and poor within each nation. And within the online community, evidence for a democratic divide is emerging between those who do and do not use Internet resources to engage, mobilize and participate in public life.

Power And Accountability

Author: Robert A. G. Monks
Editor: Robert Monks at Stephanie P
ISBN: 0887305121
Size: 17,26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Corporations determine far more than any other institution, the air we breathe, the quality of water we drink, even where we live--yet they are not accountable to anyone. Authors Robert Monks and Nell Minow take up the cause of corporate accountability and shareholders rights in this controversial book that is sure to shake up America's corporate power elite.

Decoration Furniture Of Town Houses

Author: Robert William Edis
Size: 10,69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Author: James O'Keefe
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476706190
Size: 12,45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 333

In this New York Times bestseller, controversial ambush journalist James O’Keefe takes a hard-hitting look at how the media and government conspire to protect the status quo: “A spine-tingling, true crime thriller about the quest for truth in the age of media obfuscation” (Gavin McInnes, FOX News contributor). Hailed by David Weigel in Slate as having “had more of an impact on the 2012 election than any journalist,” James O’Keefe is young, brash, and provocative: a new breed of guerrilla reporter for the twenty-first century. He and his associates have famously infiltrated some of America’s most protected organizations and institutions. Now, in Breakthrough, O’Keefe chronicles the harrowing undercover investigation that opened America’s eyes to the chicanery of its state houses and the duplicity of the White House during one of the most compromised election campaigns in our nation’s history: the 2012 presidential race. Of all his controversial sting operations, this was the one that his late mentor, Andrew Breitbart, called “his most consequential.” While still on federal probation, O’Keefe organized an army of citizen journalists, planned a series of video stings to reveal the American system’s vulnerability to voter fraud, and went nose to nose with the most powerful political machine in the world. Along the way, O’Keefe found disheartening evidence that Americans are not nearly as free as we may believe, but also showed just how much real change ordinary citizens can bring about when they are willing to risk the wrath of the powerful. Free of ideology, Breakthrough is at its core a clarion call for a more ethical society. Despite being vilified and libeled by an establishment media dedicated to suppressing the truth, James O’Keefe has dared to break through the firewall and reshape public opinion by showing things as they really are.

Writing Personals

Author: Lolette Kuby
Editor: Esplanade Books
ISBN: 9781550652932
Size: 12,78 MB
Format: PDF
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Wanted: One man of average height, well-muscled but not ironclad, neither overly or underly handsome, with more body hair than a baby's behind but less than a gorilla, hefty penis, good mind, good sense of humor and humoring, joyful spirit, charge not too easily discharged, for a relationship of indeterminate time with a recently divorced woman who misses it. Meet a world of offbeat characters in pursuit of love. Writing Personals is a funny, intellectual, raunchy, and sweet novel that takes aim at contemporary mating practices but also at middle-class values, and marriage for love as the glue of society. This is a quirky book in the vein of Tristram Shandy. Sylvia Weisler is under contract with a small publisher to write a non-fiction book about personals advertising. She focuses on the middle-aged and older group who utilize newspapers rather than on the "too vast territory" of twenty-somethings and the Internet. Interviews with a variety of people who place and respond to ads appear throughout the book. Some of these characters remain interviewees---material for Sylvia's book; others, however, enter the author's private life and become enmeshed in the plot. This is held together by the major narrative thread---Sylvia's own search for love. There is a chance that this book may actually prove something.-Gladwell Alcox Surprisingly, the seventh ad brought the first response. Turn-around time was amazingly fast---the very day the ad appeared in the Globe and Mail---and I was caught off guard. When the phone rang and a man said something about the ad, I thought it was someone from Classified. "Is there a problem with the ad?" I ask. This catches the caller off guard and he hesitates ... "I ... I don't think so. Is ... is this the person who is writing the book?" "Oh, the book" I stupidly say. "Are you calling about the book?" "Well, yes," he says. "Well, not about the book, exactly." "Look," I say. "Is this a crank call?" "No. Not at all," he says. "Can I speak to the person who is writing the book?" "Yes," I say. "I am that person. What is it you want?" "It is not about what I want," he says. "It is about what you want. Didn't you want to talk to people about their experience with Personals ads?" By now I had collected myself and felt like the moron I am. I had to terminate this conversation and start over with him. "I'm sorry for the confusion," I say. "I'm right in the middle of something. May I call you back in just a few minutes?" "No," he says, "I will call you back." I tended the phone for the rest of the day and evening, like a lovesick kid waiting for a call from her boyfriend. He didn't call back for many days.--- Excerpt from Chapter Six

The Black Rose

Author: Go-Max
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462853106
Size: 18,34 MB
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There are moments in time that we all share. Some moments feel like we have already experienced them. Like the French word deja vu. Yet they're not quite like deja vu. But some individuals will truly feel as if there were experiencing a moment, yes a moment that they knew of beforehand. There are those who dream dreams and later in their lives or others. That dream becomes reality. We would address this gift as a premonition. Then there are few, just a few, who believe that they are lucky. They may even feel that their special, unique, and even sometimes bulletproof. In this tale, we have a prophecy. From a man who chose to displace himself from society. To live a simple life. He will relate to is grandson his dreams and visions. His grandson which was his soul relation. Of a set of the events that will change his grandson's way of life as he knew it. Yet his grandson knew deep down in his soul, that this was to be. He will meet not only his friends, but someone who knew they were very unique. His life will become entangled with someone who is cunning, dangerous, and very confident. So confident in fact that they truly believed that they were invincible.

Burqa Of Skin

Author: Nelly Arcan
ISBN: 9781772140019
Size: 15,79 MB
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Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Translated by Melissa Bull. BURQA OF SKIN is a dense collection of writings channelling harrowing disenchantment and indignation. From her very first novel, PUTAIN (Seuil, 2001), Nelly Arcan shook the literary landscape with her flamboyant lyricism and her preoccupations with such recurring themes as our culture's vertiginous obsession with youth, and its reverse: the draw of death. Now beyond the ripples of scandal Arcan's work has caused, here are the last echoes of her work, and it is as stunning as it is brief. BURQA OF SKIN, with its gruesome title, catapults her work into contemporary debates on culture and gender. The book collects three previously unpublished works:The Dress, The Child in the Mirror and Shame. The first two are written in the first person, in that turbulent, suffocating language that was Arcan's singular brand, that of a writer on the edge. In the third text, she analyses with inexhaustible ferocity her humiliating experience on the set of a TV talk show. Two lesser- known nonfiction pieces are also included in this collection: a reflection on speed dating and a column published in 2004 titled "Suicide Can Be Harmful to Your Health."

Club Soccer 101

Author: Luke Dempsey
Editor: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393349306
Size: 18,44 MB
Format: PDF
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A guide to the most popular one hundred and one soccer teams in the world includes each team's history, statistics, prominent players, and anecdotes from famous games.

Accidental Trifecta

Author: Avery Gale
Editor: Avery Gale
ISBN: 1311224351
Size: 11,30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. Ménage – MMF. In book six of the Masters of the Prairie Winds Club: Cameron Barnes, owner and Dom of Dark Desires, enlists the help of his friends from Prairie Winds Club when his family becomes the focus of an unknown threat. A threat he feels can only be associated with his past position as an operative. When Carl Phillips shows up as part of the security detail for Cam's wife and daughter, Cam is confronted with a past regret—one that has haunted him every day for the last twenty-five years. Carl Phillip has never turned down a mission, but he sure wishes he could. Instead, being a team member, he pulls on his professionalism and reins in his haunting past—at least until he is sitting in front of it. Then all bets are off. As the threat against Dr. Cecelia Barnes grows near, the men of Prairie Winds step in to help and do what they do best—locate, secure, and extinguish. Enter Dark Desires, where past regrets will either bring a Dom to his knees or forge a future where love, life, and family is worth every heartache felt.


Author: Joy Cowley
ISBN: 9781877454691
Size: 18,36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes the unpleasant habits of meanies. Suggested level: junior.