Lone Star Politics 3rd Edition

Filename: lone-star-politics-3rd-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781452217697
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Number of pages: 493
Author: Ken Collier
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Lone Star Politics 3rd Edition in PDF and EPUB Lone Star Politics delves into the stateÆs rich political tradition by exploring how myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. Explaining who gets what and how within the state, this Nacogdoches author team provides an engaging narrative on the evolution of Texas politics, utilizing the comparative method to set Texas in context with other statesÆ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Responding to user demand, the authors have split or added chapters to provide more in-depth coverage of much-desired topics, including the legislature and legislative process, the governor and bureaucracy, parties and organized interests, as well as fiscal, criminal justice, and social policy. In addition, new chapter objectives and critical thinking questions reinforce learning and encourage analysis. Students will come away with a strong understanding of Texas government and the needed foundation to assess the stateÆs political landscape. Beyond more depth and breadth, the new third edition now features a full-color design. The bookÆs photos, tables, charts, and maps leap off the page in vivid detail and help students focus on key takeaways. Lone Star Politics delivers well-crafted and colorful content without breaking the bank.


Keeping the Republic

Filename: keeping-the-republic.pdf
ISBN: 9781483352756
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Number of pages: 696
Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press

Download and read online Keeping the Republic in PDF and EPUB In Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright draw readers into the study of American politics, teaching them to think critically about “who gets what, and how” and exploring twin themes of power and citizenship. Every element of the book is crafted to provide the tools readers need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and to teach them to think more deeply about what they see, read, and hear. In this new edition, the authors have partnered with award-winning information designer and teacher Mike Wirth to create a series of stunning, data-rich infographics, presenting information in new, more revealing ways, making it an ideal resource for those who want to take an active part in their communities and government. This Essentials version provides the comprehensive coverage of the Full version, but does not include the chapters on policy or the state and local politics chapter.


IPC

Filename: ipc.pdf
ISBN: 9781337000505
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Richard West
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online IPC in PDF and EPUB 4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Public Speaking Playbook

Filename: the-public-speaking-playbook.pdf
ISBN: 9781506359878
Release Date: 2017-01-09
Number of pages: 536
Author: Teri Kwal Gamble
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online The Public Speaking Playbook in PDF and EPUB Learn to speak in public without breaking a sweat! The Public Speaking Playbook, Second Edition, shows students how to prepare, practice, and present their public speeches with the highest level of confidence. With a focus on actively building skills, Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble coach students in the fundamentals of the public speaking process, using brief interactive learning modules that allow students to practice—and improve—their public speaking. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this bestselling text features a more inclusive playbook analogy, exposing students to additional arenas—for example, politics, music, and business—to hone their skills and improve their performance. As students master the skills, they are also encouraged to think critically about what it means to “play fair” in public speaking, with a focus on diversity, ethics, and civic engagement.


Keeping the Republic

Filename: keeping-the-republic.pdf
ISBN: 9781506376783
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Number of pages: 600
Author: Christine Barbour
Publisher: CQ Press

Download and read online Keeping the Republic in PDF and EPUB This refreshed and dynamic Seventh Edition of Keeping the Republic, Brief revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Carefully condensed from the full version by the authors, this Brief Edition provides all the continuity and crucial content in a more concise, value-priced package.


American Pageant

Filename: american-pageant.pdf
ISBN: 9781305537415
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Number of pages: 656
Author: David M. Kennedy
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online American Pageant in PDF and EPUB THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts on American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The 16th edition includes a major revision of Part Six (the period from 1945 to the present), reflecting recent scholarship and providing greater thematic coherence. The authors also condensed and consolidated material on the Wilson presidency and World War I (formerly Chapters 29 and 30) into a new single chapter. A new feature, “Contending Voices,” offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt students to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Additional pedagogical aids make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present additional primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Sixteenth Edition (Chapters 1-41); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-41). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Starship Troopers

Filename: starship-troopers.pdf
ISBN: 9781848948785
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Number of pages: 300
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Starship Troopers in PDF and EPUB 5,000 years in the future, humanity faces total extermination. Our one defence: highly-trained soldiers who scour the metal-strewn blackness of space to hunt down a terrifying enemy: an insect life-form known only as 'Bugs.' This is the story of trooper Johnny Rico, from his idealistic enlistment in the infantry of the future through his rigorous training to the command of his own platoon. And his destiny is a war that will span the galaxy. Robert A. Heinlein announced himself as a master of modern science fiction with Starship Troopers, his controversial take on modern military politics. His best-known novels include The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land


Understanding Homeland Security

Filename: understanding-homeland-security.pdf
ISBN: 9781506346151
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Number of pages: 456
Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Understanding Homeland Security in PDF and EPUB Dr. Gus Martin’s Understanding Homeland Security, Second Edition is a thoroughly updated textbook offering much-needed insight into the complex nature of issues addressed by the homeland security enterprise. This comprehensive textbook addresses such subject areas as emergency management, terrorism, criminal justice administration, intelligence, armed conflict, and social environments. Martin’s pedagogical approach is designed to stimulate critical thinking in readers, allowing them to not only comprehend the fundamentals, but also evolve with the very dynamic nature of homeland security. The Second Edition introduces readers to homeland security in the modern era, focusing particularly on the post–September 11, 2001 world. Reviewing theories, agency missions, laws and regulations governing the homeland security enterprise, this book keeps readers on the forefront of homeland security.


The Barefoot Lawyer

Filename: the-barefoot-lawyer.pdf
ISBN: 9780805098068
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Number of pages: 352
Author: Chen Guangcheng
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Download and read online The Barefoot Lawyer in PDF and EPUB An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedom It was like a scene out of a thriller: one morning in April 2012, China's most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. Days later, he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, and only a furious round of high-level negotiations made it possible for him to leave China and begin a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than anyone knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was fortunate to survive a difficult childhood. But despite his disability, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country's poor, especially a legion of women who had endured forced sterilizations and abortions under the hated "one child" policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After nearly two years of increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, The Barefoot Lawyer tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.


Common Wealth

Filename: common-wealth.pdf
ISBN: 9780141919317
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Number of pages: 400
Author: Jeffrey Sachs
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Common Wealth in PDF and EPUB This is a book about how we should address the great, and interconnected, global challenges of the twenty-first century. Our task, Sachs argues, is to achieve truly sustainable development, by which he means finding a global course which enables the world to benefit from the spread of prosperity while ensuring that we don't destroy the eco-systems which keep us alive and our place in nature which helps sustain our values. How do we move forward together, benefitting from our increasing technological mastery, avoiding the terrible dangers of climate change, mass famines, violent conflicts, population explosions in some parts of the world and collapses in others, and world-wide pandemic diseases? In answering these questions, Sachs shows that there are different ways of managing the world's technology, resources and politics from those currently being followed, and that it should be possible to adopt policies which reflect long-term and co-operative thinking instead of, as currently, disregard for others and ever-increasing barriers to solving the problems which we collectively face. It is a book which appeals equally to both head and heart, and one which no globally thinking person can ignore.


The White Album

Filename: the-white-album.pdf
ISBN: 9781504045667
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Number of pages: 224
Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online The White Album in PDF and EPUB An extraordinary report on the aftermath of the 1960s in America by the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture. From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism,” The White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times Book Review). Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published.


Fast Food Nation

Filename: fast-food-nation.pdf
ISBN: 9780547750330
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 362
Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fast Food Nation in PDF and EPUB Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.


Reference Guide to Anti money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Filename: reference-guide-to-anti-money-laundering-and-combating-the-financing-of-terrorism.pdf
ISBN: 9780821365144
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 292
Author: Paul Allan Schott
Publisher: World Bank Publications

Download and read online Reference Guide to Anti money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism in PDF and EPUB This second edition of the Reference Guide is a comprehensive source of practical information on how countries can fight money laundering and terrorist financing. Aimed at helping countries understand the new international standards, it discusses the problems caused by these crimes, the specific actions countries need to take to address them, and the role international organizations play in the process. The Reference Guide is a valuable tool for establishing effective regimes to successfully prevent, detect, and prosecute money laundering and terrorist financing.


It

Filename: it.pdf
ISBN: 9781501142970
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Number of pages: 1168
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online It in PDF and EPUB They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.