Contentious debates over the benefits—or drawbacks—of a liberal education are as old as America itself. From Benjamin Franklin to the Internet pundits, critics of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and elitism—often calling for more vocational instruction. Thomas Jefferson, by contrast, believed that nurturing a student’s capacity for lifelong learning was useful for science and commerce while also being essential for democracy. In this provocative contribution to the disputes, university president Michael S. Roth focuses on important moments and seminal thinkers in America’s long-running argument over vocational vs. liberal education. Conflicting streams of thought flow through American intellectual history: W. E. B. DuBois’s humanistic principles of pedagogy for newly emancipated slaves developed in opposition to Booker T. Washington’s educational utilitarianism, for example. Jane Addams’s emphasis on the cultivation of empathy and John Dewey’s calls for education as civic engagement were rejected as impractical by those who aimed to train students for particular economic tasks. Roth explores these arguments (and more), considers the state of higher education today, and concludes with a stirring plea for the kind of education that has, since the founding of the nation, cultivated individual freedom, promulgated civic virtue, and instilled hope for the future.
Published by: Yale University Press | Publication date: 05/28/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 241 pages
"Alan Dershowitz is a brilliant lawyer...He has written a new and very important book called The Case Against Impeaching Trump, which I would encourage all people...to read!"—President Donald Trump The New York Times bestseller“This brand new book by Professor Dershowitz is absolutely amazing….If you care about justice and the President with the witch hunt, you’re going to want to read this book.”—Sean Hannity“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—PoliticoAlan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by Politico and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by Newsweek. Yet he has come under partisan fire for applying those same principles to Donald Trump during the course of his many appearances in national media outlets as an expert resource on civil and constitutional law.The Case Against Impeaching Trump seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. In the author’s own words:“In the fervor to impeach President Trump, his political enemies have ignored the text of the Constitution. As a civil libertarian who voted against Trump, I remind those who would impeach him not to run roughshod over a document that has protected us all for two and a quarter centuries. In this case against impeachment, I make arguments similar to those I made against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (and that I would be making had Hillary Clinton been elected and Republicans were seeking to impeach her). Impeachment and removal of a president are not entirely political decisions by Congress. Every member takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution sets out specific substantive criteria that MUST be met.I am thrilled to contribute to this important debate and especially that my book will be so quickly available to readers so they can make up their own minds.”
Published by: Hot Books | Publication date: 07/09/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Comprehensive, interactive exam preparation and so much more The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam is a comprehensive exam preparation resource. This book bridges the gap between exam preparation and real-world readiness, covering exam objectives while guiding you through hands-on exercises based on situations you'll likely encounter as an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator. From deployment, management, and operations to migration, data flow, cost control, and beyond, this guide will help you internalize the processes and best practices associated with AWS. The Sybex interactive online study environment gives you access to invaluable preparation aids, including an assessment test that helps you focus your study on areas most in need of review, and chapter tests to help you gauge your mastery of the material. Electronic flashcards make it easy to study anytime, anywhere, and a bonus practice exam gives you a sneak preview so you know what to expect on exam day. Cloud computing offers businesses a cost-effective, instantly scalable IT infrastructure. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate credential shows that you have technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.
- Study exam objectives
- Gain practical experience with hands-on exercises
- Apply your skills to real-world scenarios
- Test your understanding with challenging review questions
Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 09/20/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 508 pages
Runnin' with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen
The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music.Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy, never-ending rock extravaganza. During this unparalleled run of success, debauchery, and drama, no one was closer to the band than Noel Monk. A man who’d worked with some of rock’s biggest and most notorious names, Monk spent seven years with Van Halen, serving first as their tour manger then as their personal manager until 1985, when both he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, backstabbing, and disappointment consumed the band.Throughout Van Halen’s meteoric rise and abrupt halt, this confidant, fixer, friend, and promoter saw it all and lived to tell. Now, for the first time, he shares the most outrageous escapades—from their coming of age to their most shocking behavior on the road; from Eddie’s courtship and high profile wedding to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise. Sharing never-before-told stories, Monk paints a compelling portrait of Eddie Van Halen, bringing into focus the unique combination of talent, vision, hardship, and naiveté that shaped one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time—and made him and his brother vulnerable to the trappings and failings of fame. Illustrated with dozens of rare photographs from Monk’s vaults, Runnin’ with the Devil is manna from rock heaven no Van Halen fan can miss.
Published by: Dey Street Books | Publication date: 06/13/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 371 pages
The hotel that I love like a fatherland is situated in one of the great port cities of Europe, and the heavy gold Antiqua letters in which its banal name is spelled out shining across the roofs of the gently banked houses are in my eye metal flags, metal bannerets that instead of fluttering shine out their greeting.In the 1920s and 30s, Joseph Roth travelled extensively in Europe, leading a peripatetic life living in hotels and writing about the towns through which he passed. Incisive, nostalgic, curious and sharply observed - and collected together here for the first time - his pieces paint a picture of a continent racked by change yet clinging to tradition. From the 'compulsive' exercise regime of the Albanian army, the rickety industry of the new oil capital of Galicia, and 'split and scalped' houses of Tirana forced into modernity, to the individual and idiosyncratic characters that Roth encounters in his hotel stays, these tender and quietly dazzling vignettes form a series of literary postcards written from a bygone world, creeping towards world war; introduced and exquisitely translated by Michael Hofmann.
Published by: Granta Books | Publication date: 09/03/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
“I have read many books on this subject but never thought it might actually happen to me until this book... This book is by far the most ‘nuts and bolts’ practical that I have ever read.” – Amazon Customer“Michael Van Vlymen has broken down and demystified the gift of seeing in the spirit. His practical teachings and testimonies bring a quickening to your spirit that makes you want to see more! Michael has such a heartfelt message to the body that speaks out the seer gift is for everyone! I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a hunger of the things God has revealed for us to see.” – Lisa Perna, host of the Internet talk show Touched by PrayerThis book, How to See in the Spirit, is a written record of the specific instructions Michael Van Vlymen received from the Lord Jesus about seeing into the spirit realm. When you learn to see in the spirit, your life will never be the same. Michael shares these simple, yet profound instructions with you the same way the Lord Jesus explained them to him. Michael shares not only the how, but the why of seeing in the spirit – and supports his teachings with scriptures throughout this book.Michael describes how many people see glimpses in the Spirit throughout their lives but have been dismissing what they see as their “eyes playing tricks on them.” In this book, he helps you cultivate an awareness of the spiritual realm, so that you stop dismissing these glimpses into the spirit, and dramatically increase your spiritual vision.In Michael’s Own Words:“After the Lord Jesus had taught me about seeing in the spiritual realm, I wanted to teach everyone to see. Seeing the unseen changed my life and my Christian walk so profoundly that I wanted to share it with as many others as I could. It isn’t a fantasy – everyone can have this!”
Published by: Ministry Resources | Publication date: 10/12/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 147 pages
"[Joseph Roth] is now recognized as one of the twentieth century's great writers."—Anthony Heilbut, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewThe Joseph Roth revival has finally gone mainstream with the thunderous reception for What I Saw, a book that has become a classic with five hardcover printings. Glowingly reviewed, What I Saw introduces a new generation to the genius of this tortured author with its "nonstop brilliance, irresistible charm and continuing relevance" (Jeffrey Eugenides, New York Times Book Review). As if anticipating Christopher Isherwood, the book re-creates the tragicomic world of 1920s Berlin as seen by its greatest journalistic eyewitness. In 1920, Joseph Roth, the most renowned German correspondent of his age, arrived in Berlin, the capital of the Weimar Republic. He produced a series of impressionistic and political essays that influenced an entire generation of writers, including Thomas Mann and the young Christopher Isherwood. Translated and collected here for the first time, these pieces record the violent social and political paroxysms that constantly threatened to undo the fragile democracy that was the Weimar Republic. Roth, like no other German writer of his time, ventured beyond Berlin's official veneer to the heart of the city, chronicling the lives of its forgotten inhabitants: the war cripples, the Jewish immigrants from the Pale, the criminals, the bathhouse denizens, and the nameless dead who filled the morgues. Warning early on of the dangers posed by the Nazis, Roth evoked a landscape of moral bankruptcy and debauched beauty—a memorable portrait of a city and a time of commingled hope and chaos. What I Saw, like no other existing work, records the violent social and political paroxysms that compromised and ultimately destroyed the precarious democracy that was the Weimar Republic.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 12/17/2002Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Seven Awards. Four Epic Novels. One No-Brainer Omnibus."...the kind of series you'd expect to see with a movie deal." - Full Time ReaderHis genetic code sourced from the best that humanity offers, Galahad embodies the pinnacle of perfection. When Zara Itani, a mercenary, frees him from his laboratory prison, she offers him a chance to claim everything that had ever been denied him, starting with his humanity.Perfection cannot be unleashed without repercussions; Galahad's freedom shatters Danyael Sabre's life.An alpha empath, Danyael is rare and coveted, even among the alpha mutants who dominate the Genetic Revolution. He wields the power to heal or kill with a touch, but craves only privacy-an impossible dream for the man used as Galahad's physical template.Galahad and Danyael, two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, and the other to escape it. Together, they'll reshape the word order... or shatter it completely.This e-book collection includes:1. Prologue (bonus flash fiction)2. Perfection Unleashed3. Perfect Betrayal4. Perfect Weapon5. Perfection Challenged6. Zara & Danyael: You're invited (bonus short story)"Higher octane than Heroes, more heart than X-Men." Read the award-winning Double Helix series today. Welcome to the Genetic Revolution!
Published by: ATM Press | Publication date: 03/08/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 792 pages
The Plot to Destroy Trump: How the Deep State Fabricated the Russian Dossier to Subvert the President
“The DEEP STATE conspired to take down TRUMP. This book fills in all the details, and names names. All Patriots need to read it.” ―Alex Jones, founder, InfowarsThe Plot to Destroy Trump exposes the deep state conspiracy to discredit and even depose the legitimately elected President Donald J. Trump with the fabricated Russian dossier, including:
How the unsubstantiated accusations of collusion began with former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS, and the Democratic National Convention on behalf of Hillary Clinton The opportunistic role played by Russia’s FSB and former KGB agents, according to Putin’s strategy to create chaos in the West Wikileaks, along with Fake News Award–winner CNN, BuzzFeed, and the other liberal media that all played a part in pushing the information to the American people The compromised CIA and FBI personnel who took the dossier and ran with it, despite knowing it was unverified The roles that George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Paul Singer, Paul Manafort, and the Podesta brothers played―or did not play―in the conspiracy against the presidentHow does all this tie together? And what does it mean for Trump’s presidency and American democracy? Ted Malloch names the players, connects the dots, and explains who was behind the plot to create a red November. With a foreword by New York Times bestseller and Trump confidant Roger Stone, The Plot to Destroy Trump uncovers the biggest political scandal since Watergate.
Published by: Skyhorse Publishing | Publication date: 05/15/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 312 pages
A fresh move of God is on the horizon! In the midst of fear, conflict, and unrest, a great Kingdom light is piercing through the darkness. Since the Day of Pentecost, this light of Holy Spirit outpouring has been increasing in brightness and will soon break forth in an unprecedented outpouring of supernatural glory. Are you prepared for what God wants to release in these last days? Preparing for the Glory is a groundbreaking new work from John and Carol Arnott that shares practical keys, gleaned from over 20 years of leading a global revival movement, that will position you to expect and experience this new move of God! Learn how to:
- Stay hungry for God by maintaining a passionate desire to encounter His presence, no matter how spiritually dry or distant you feel.
- Press in for deeper experiences with the Spirit by “feeding” yourself on supernatural testimonies of God’s work.
- Embrace the fear of the Lord—the key that will unlock an increase of glory manifestations, unusual miracles, and Holy Spirit fire.
Published by: Destiny Image | Publication date: 01/16/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages