Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 647 KB
Overview: In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America’s founders helped define our national character.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies

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Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West by Barbara Brenner

Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West by Barbara Brenner
Requirements: EPUB Reader 10.69 MB
Overview: When Benjamin West was seven years old, the only thing in the world he wanted to do was draw pictures. For a time, that got him into a peck of trouble. Papa wasn’t pleased when Benjamin "borrowed" his best quill pen. Mama wasn’t happy that Benjamin would rather sketch the cows than milk them. And Grimalkin, the family cat, was not keen on being the source for paintbrush hairs! Truth was, there was nothing Benjamin cared more about than art, and that led him to some surprising adventures. Here, in lively easy-to-read words and vivid pictures, is the engaging true story of Benjamin West, the farmboy from colonial Pennsylvania who grew up to become the first world-famous American artist and a friend to Benjamin Franklin and the king of England.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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The Geography Of Money by Benjamin J. Cohen

The Geography Of Money by Benjamin J. Cohen
Requirements: .PDF reader, 5,2 MB
Overview: The traditional assumption holds that the territory of money coincides precisely with the political frontiers of each nation state: France has the franc, the United Kingdom has the pound, the United States has the dollar. But the disparity between that simple mental landscape and the actual organization of currency spaces has grown in recent years, as territorial boundaries of individual states limit currency circulation less and less. Many currencies are used outside their "home" country for transactions either between nations or within foreign states. In this book, Benjamin J. Cohen asks what this new geography of money reveals about financial and political power. Cohen shows how recent changes in the geography of money challenge state sovereignty. He examines the role of money and the scope of cross-border currency competition in today’s world. Drawing on new work in geography and network theory to explain the new spatial organization of monetary relations, Cohen suggests that international relations, political as well as economic, are being dramatically reshaped by the increasing interpenetration of national monetary spaces. This process, he explains, generates tensions and insecurities as well as opportunities for cooperation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Geography Of Money by Benjamin J. Cohen

The Geography Of Money by Benjamin J. Cohen
Requirements: .PDF reader, 5,2 MB
Overview: The traditional assumption holds that the territory of money coincides precisely with the political frontiers of each nation state: France has the franc, the United Kingdom has the pound, the United States has the dollar. But the disparity between that simple mental landscape and the actual organization of currency spaces has grown in recent years, as territorial boundaries of individual states limit currency circulation less and less. Many currencies are used outside their "home" country for transactions either between nations or within foreign states. In this book, Benjamin J. Cohen asks what this new geography of money reveals about financial and political power. Cohen shows how recent changes in the geography of money challenge state sovereignty. He examines the role of money and the scope of cross-border currency competition in today’s world. Drawing on new work in geography and network theory to explain the new spatial organization of monetary relations, Cohen suggests that international relations, political as well as economic, are being dramatically reshaped by the increasing interpenetration of national monetary spaces. This process, he explains, generates tensions and insecurities as well as opportunities for cooperation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Let Me Not Be Mad by A. K. Benjamin

Let Me Not Be Mad: My Story of Unraveling Minds by A. K. Benjamin
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 258 MB
Overview: Inspired by Dr. A. K. Benjamin’s years working as a clinical neuropsychologist at a London hospital, this multilayered narrative interweaves Benjamin’s own sometimes shocking personal experiences with those of his mentally disordered patients.
What do doctors actually think about when you list your problems in the consulting room? Are they really listening to you? Is the connection all in your head? Every day for 10 years – even while his hospital became the set for a reality television series – clinical neuropsychologist A. K. Benjamin confronted these questions, and this book is his attempt to tell the truth about what happens in these rooms in hospitals the world over.
What begins as a series of exquisitely observed case studies examining personalities on the brink of collapse soon morphs into a unique work of nonfiction as Benjamin’s own psyche begins to twist the story in surprising ways. Blazingly original, Let Me Not Be Mad undermines the authority we so willingly hand over to clinical psychologists as it bears witness to the self-obsession of Western society, and ultimately offers a glimpse of what it might mean to be sane and truly empathetic.
Fractured, sad, playful, brilliant, and confrontational, this is a confession by a professional that delves into the heart of the patient-doctor relationship and ultimately finds love. This twisting psychological journey will be listened to and re-listened to.
"A well-conceived and written exploration of the traps hidden in the art of mental healing." (Kirkus)
"Exhilarating.dazzling.a miraculous feat." (The Guardian)
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Dead Branches by Benjamin Langley

Nietzsche’s Nihilism in Walter Benjamin by Mauro Ponzi

Nietzsche’s Nihilism in Walter Benjamin by Mauro Ponzi
Requirements: .PDF reader, 4.2 Mb
Overview: This book reconstructs the lines of nihilism that Walter Benjamin took from Friedrich Nietzsche that define both his theory of art and the avant-garde, and his approach to political action. It retraces the eccentric route of Benjamin’s philosophical discourse in the representation of the modern as a place of “permanent catastrophe”, where he attempts to overcome the Nietzschean nihilism through messianic hope. Using conventions from literary criticism this book explores the many sources of Benjamin’s thought, demonstrating that behind the materialism which Benjamin incorporates into his Theses on the Concept of History is hidden Nietzsche’s nihilism. Mauro Ponzi analyses how Benjamin’s Arcades Project uses figures such as Baudelaire, Marx, Aragon, Proust and Blanqui as allegories to explain many aspects of modernity. The author argues that Benjamin uses Baudelaire as a paradigm to emphasize the dark side of the modern era, offering us a key to the interpretation of communicative and cultural trends of today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Willpower Doesn’t Work by Benjamin Hardy

Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Succes by Benjamin Hardy
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 159 MB
Overview: If you’re relying on willpower alone to help you lose weight, improve your relationships or achieve more at work, you’re doomed to fail. The environment around us is far too powerful, stimulating, addicting and stressful to overcome it through sheer determination. Willpower, grit, being positive – basically, all the tools you’ve been told are the keys to creating lasting change in your life – are insufficient in this high-paced, information-overloaded world we live in. The only way to stop just surviving and learn to truly thrive in today’s world is to proactively shape your environment.
That’s the premise of Willpower Doesn’t Work, by organizational psychologist and Medium’s most-read self-help guru Benjamin Hardy. Building on copious existing research as well as his own experience of growing up in a broken family afflicted by addiction and drug use, Hardy explains how people can change their lives on every level by making small, impactful changes in their environments like:
Creating "enriched environments" – using tougher challenges and self-imposed deadlines to force yourself to rise to the occasion
Growing into your goals – using radical personal accountability to keep yourself on target and on track
Becoming the teacher – stepping into a leadership role (even before you think you’re ready) to accelerate your skills
Rotating your environments – getting out of your rut by literally changing your physical surroundings throughout the day or week
From simple steps like removing things that conflict with your values from your environment (like junk food, junk media, even junk people) to incorporating new tools (like fasting or adding "positive triggers" to your world), these lessons make it possible to consciously shape your surroundings so you can lead a more productive and happier life. Hardy leans on his own story of making the decision to foster three young children to illustrate how any shift, no matter how huge, can become "the new normal" if you support that change with a productive environment.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Benjamin Joseph – Amazon Fba Secrets 3 0

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The Reception of Paul… by Benjamin A. Edsall

The Reception of Paul and Early Christian Initiation: History and Hermeneutics by Benjamin A. Edsall
Requirements: PDF Reader 40.3 MB
Overview: This book breaks new ground in New Testament reception history by bringing together early Pauline interpretation and the study of early Christian institutions. Benjamin Edsall traces the close association between Paul and the catechumenate through important texts and readers from the late second century to the fourth century to show how the early Church arrived at a wide-spread image of Paul as the apostle of Christian initiation. While exploring what this image of Paul means for understanding early Christian interpretation, Edsall also examines the significance of this aspect of Pauline reception in relation to interpretive possibilities of Paul’s letters.
Building on the analysis of early interpretations and rhetorical images of the Apostle, Edsall brings these together with contemporary scholarly discourse. The juxtaposition highlights longstanding continuity and conflict in exegetical discussions and dominant Pauline images. Edsall concludes with broader hermeneutical reflections on the value of historical reception for New Testament Studies.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Faith, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality –

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Benjamin Graham on Value Investing by Janet Lowe

Benjamin Graham on Value Investing: Lessons from the Dean of Wall Street by Janet Lowe
Requirements: .PDF reader, 16.9 MB
Overview: The late Benjamin Graham built a fortune following his own advice: Invest in low-priced, solidly run companies with good dividends. Diversify with a wide variety of stocks and bonds. Defend your shareholders’ rights. Be patient and think for yourself. In an era when manipulators controlled the market, Graham taught himself and others the value of reliable information about a company’s past and present performance.

Times and the market have changed but his advice still holds true for today’s investors. In Benjamin Graham on Value Investing, Janet Lowe provides an incisive introduction to Graham’s investment ideas, as well as captivating portrait of the man himself. All types of investors will learn the insights of a financial genius, almost as though Graham himself were alive and preaching his gospel.

“No intelligent investor should fail to read and understand the works of Benjamin Graham. This fine book provides a bird’s-eye view of his investment perspectives; it is also a compelling biography of his remarkable life.”-John Bogle, chairman and founder, Vanguard Group
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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What the F by Benjamin K. Bergen

What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves by Benjamin K. Bergen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 241 MB
Overview: Nearly everyone swears – whether it’s over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet, we sit idly by as words are banned from television and censored in books. We insist that people excise profanity from their vocabularies, and we punish children for yelling the very same dirty words that we’ll mutter in relief seconds after they fall asleep. Swearing, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny.
That’s a damn shame.
Swearing is useful. It can be funny, cathartic, or emotionally arousing. As linguist and cognitive scientist Benjamin K. Bergen shows us, it also opens a new window onto how our brains process language and why languages vary around the world and over time.
In this groundbreaking yet ebullient romp through the linguistic muck, Bergen answers intriguing questions: How can patients left otherwise speechless after a stroke still shout "Goddamn!" when they get upset? When did a cock grow to be more than merely a rooster? Why is crap vulgar when poo is just childish? Do slurs make you treat people differently? Why is the first word that Samoan children say not mommy but eat shit? And why do we extend a middle finger to flip someone the bird?
Smart as hell and funny as f-k, What the F is mandatory listening for anyone who wants to know how and why we swear.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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What the F by Benjamin K. Bergen

What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves by Benjamin K. Bergen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 241 MB
Overview: Nearly everyone swears – whether it’s over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet, we sit idly by as words are banned from television and censored in books. We insist that people excise profanity from their vocabularies, and we punish children for yelling the very same dirty words that we’ll mutter in relief seconds after they fall asleep. Swearing, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny.
That’s a damn shame.
Swearing is useful. It can be funny, cathartic, or emotionally arousing. As linguist and cognitive scientist Benjamin K. Bergen shows us, it also opens a new window onto how our brains process language and why languages vary around the world and over time.
In this groundbreaking yet ebullient romp through the linguistic muck, Bergen answers intriguing questions: How can patients left otherwise speechless after a stroke still shout "Goddamn!" when they get upset? When did a cock grow to be more than merely a rooster? Why is crap vulgar when poo is just childish? Do slurs make you treat people differently? Why is the first word that Samoan children say not mommy but eat shit? And why do we extend a middle finger to flip someone the bird?
Smart as hell and funny as f-k, What the F is mandatory listening for anyone who wants to know how and why we swear.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Against Capital Punishment by Benjamin S Yost

Against Capital Punishment by Benjamin S Yost
Requirements: .PDF reader, 11.2 MB
Overview: The specter of procedural injustice motivates many popular and scholarly objections to capital punishment. So-called proceduralist arguments against the death penalty are attractive to death penalty abolitionists because they sidestep the controversies that bedevil moral critiques of execution. Proceduralists do not shoulder the burden of demonstrating that heinous murderers deserve a punishment less than death. However, proceduralist arguments often pay insufficient attention to the importance of punishment; many imply the highly contentious claim that no type of criminal sanction is legitimate.

In Against Capital Punishment, Benjamin S. Yost revitalizes the core of proceduralism both by examining the connection between procedural injustice and the impermissibility of capital punishment and by offering a comprehensive argument of his own which confronts proceduralism’s most significant shortcomings. Yost is the first author to develop and defend the irrevocability argument against capital punishment, demonstrating that the irremediability of execution renders capital punishment impermissible. His contention is not that the act of execution is immoral, but rather that the possibility of irrevocable mistakes precludes the just administration of the death penalty.

Shoring up proceduralist arguments for the abolition of the death penalty, Against Capital Punishment carries with it implications not only for the continued use of the death penalty in the criminal justice system, but also for the structure and integrity of the system as a whole.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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