Pdf ebook: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Summary: Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely chil

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588369250
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin


Pdf ebook: Reserve Component Personnel Issues

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Summary: The term ¿Reserve Component¿ is used to refer collectively to the seven individual reserve components of the armed forces: the Army Nat. Guard (NG), the

  • Author : Lawrence Kapp
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437937993
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: 30
  • Language: English
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Description: The term ¿Reserve Component¿ is used to refer collectively to the seven individual reserve components of the armed forces: the Army Nat. Guard (NG), the Army Reserve, the Navy Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve, the Air NG, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve. These reserve components ¿provide trained units and qualified persons available for active duty in the armed forces.¿ Since 1990, reservists have been involuntarily activated six times, incl. two large-scale mobilizations for the Persian Gulf War and in the aftermath of 9/11. This increasing use of the reserves has led to interest in funding, equipment, and personnel policy. This report provides an overview of key reserve component personnel issues. This is a print on demand report.


Pdf ebook: A Theory of the Drone

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Summary: Drone warfare has raised profound ethical and constitutional questions both in the halls of Congress and among the U.S. public. Not since debates over nucl

  • Author : Grégoire Chamayou
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • ISBN: 1595589767
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Drone warfare has raised profound ethical and constitutional questions both in the halls of Congress and among the U.S. public. Not since debates over nuclear warfare has American military strategy been the subject of discussion in living rooms, classrooms, and houses of worship. Yet as this groundbreaking new work shows, the full implications of drones have barely been addressed in the recent media storm. In a unique take on a subject that has grabbed headlines and is consuming billions of taxpayer dollars each year, philosopher Grégoire Chamayou applies the lens of philosophy to our understanding of how drones are changing our world. For the first time in history, a state has claimed the right to wage war across a mobile battlefield that potentially spans the globe. Remote-control flying weapons, he argues, take us well beyond even George W. Bush’s justification for the war on terror. What we are seeing is a fundamental transformation of the laws of war that have defined military conflict as between combatants. As more and more drones are launched into battle, war now has the potential to transform into a realm of secretive, targeted assassinations of individuals—beyond the view and control not only of potential enemies but also of citizens of democracies themselves. Far more than a simple technology, Chamayou shows, drones are profoundly influencing what it means for a democracy to wage war. A Theory of the Drone will be essential reading for all who care about this important question.


Pdf ebook: What Happened

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Summary: “An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Cl

  • Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501175572
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Views: 834
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Description: “An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.


Pdf ebook: Types of News Writing

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Summary: "Types of News Writing" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. Fro

  • Author : Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 537
  • Language: English
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Description: "Types of News Writing" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: The Yellow Wallpaper

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Summary: "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in New England Magazine. It

  • Author : Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Publisher: AB Books
  • ISBN: 2291030035
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 56
  • Language: English
  • Views: 543
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Description: "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. The story is written in the first person as a series of journal entries. The narrator is a woman whose husband — a physician — has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal entries from him so that she can recuperate from what he has diagnosed as a "temporary nervous depression — a slight hysterical tendency;" a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house.


Pdf ebook: The Conscience of a Conservative

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Summary: Published in 1960 under the name of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, The Conscience of a Conservative is a greatly influential and significant book on the

  • Author : Barry M. Goldwater,General Press
  • Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 9390492769
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1373
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Description: Published in 1960 under the name of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, The Conscience of a Conservative is a greatly influential and significant book on the American conservative political movement. Written at the height of the Cold War and in the wake of America’s greatest experiment with big government, the New Deal, Goldwater's message was not only remarkable, but radical. He argued for the value and importance of conservative principles, freedom, foremost among them in contemporary political life. Using the principles he espoused in this concise but powerful book, Goldwater fundamentally altered the political landscape of his day and ours. The book was instantly popular and launched by Goldwater, a Senator from Arizona when the book was published, into the national spotlight and helped him become the Republican nominee for President in 1964. ‘The Conscience of a Conservative’ defines what it means to be a modern political conservative in a way that is very accessible and understandable and continues to influence American political writers to this day. It remains an essential read for any student of political science and post-war American political history.