Unconventional Candour by George Smitherman

Unconventional Candour by George Smitherman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.8 MB
Overview: George Smitherman tells all about his successes and failures as a politician – in Ontario’s legislature and in Toronto’s city hall – and shares the joys and sorrows of his personal life.

From modest beginnings, George Smitherman rose to become one of the most powerful politicians in Ontario and then plummeted, defeated by one of the most notorious: Rob Ford. This memoir takes readers on the roller-coaster ride of his career and his personal life as a gay man struggling with the constraints of society and family.

Smitherman offers candid insights into the hardball politics of city hall and the provincial legislature, as well as the Liberal government under Dalton McGuinty, including accomplishments like prescription drug reforms and the green energy plan, and the so-called eHealth, Ornge, and gas plant scandals. He reveals how he lost the mayoral race but managed to rebound from that defeat, as well from the suicide of his husband. .
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Last Waltz in Vienna by George Clare

Last Waltz in Vienna by George Clare
Requirements: .PDF reader, 44.1 MB
Overview: On February 26, 1938, 17-year-old Georg Klaar took his girlfriend Lisl to his first ball at the Konzerthaus. His family was proudly Austrian; they were also Jewish, and two weeks later came the German Anschluss. This incredibly affecting account of Nazi brutality towards the Jews includes a previously unpublished post-war letter from the author’s uncle to a friend who had escaped to Scotland. This moving epistle passes on the news of those who had survived and the many who had been arrested, deported, murdered, or left to die in concentration camps, and those who had been orphaned or lost their partners or children. It forms a devastating epilogue to what has been hailed as a classic of holocaust literature.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Global 1989 by George Lawson+

The Global 1989: Continuity and Change in World Politics by George Lawson, Chris Armbruster, Michael Cox
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.7 Mb
Overview: 1989 signifies the collapse of Soviet communism and the end of the Cold War, a moment generally recognized as a triumph for liberal democracy and when capitalism became global. The Global 1989 challenges these ideas. An international group of prominent scholars investigate the mixed, paradoxical and even contradictory outcomes engendered by these events, unraveling the intricacies of this important moment in world history. Although the political, economic and cultural orders generated have, for the most part, been an improvement on what was in place before, this has not always been clear cut: 1989 has many meanings, many effects and multiple trajectories. This volume leads the way in defining how 1989 can be assessed both in terms of its world historical impact and in terms of its contribution to the shape of contemporary world politics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Gay New York by George Chauncey

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3 MB
Overview: Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Based on years of research and access to a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, this book is a fascinating portrait of a gay world that is not supposed to have existed.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Colonizing Christianity by George E. Demacopoulos

Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade (Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought) 1st Edition by George E. Demacopoulos
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 MB
Overview: Colonizing Christianity employs postcolonial critique to analyze the transformations of Greek and Latin religious identity in the wake of the Fourth Crusade. Through close readings of texts from the period of Latin occupation, this book argues that the experience of colonization splintered the Greek community over how best to respond to the Latin other while illuminating the mechanisms by which Western Christians authorized and exploited the Christian East. The experience of colonial subjugation opened permanent fissures within the Orthodox community, which struggled to develop a consistent response to aggressive demands for submission to the Roman Church.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Scandal of Money by George Gilder

The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does by George Gilder
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 137.5 MB
Overview: Why do conservatives have such a hard time winning the economic debate in the court of public opinion? Simple, George Gilder says: Conservatives misunderstand economics almost as badly as liberals do. Republicans have been running on tax cut proposals since the era of Harding and Coolidge without seriously addressing the key problems of a global economy in decline. Enough is enough. Gilder, author of the New York Times bestseller Wealth and Poverty, proposes a completely new framework for understanding economic growth that will replace failed twentieth-century conservative economics and turn the economic debate-and the country-around.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Our Man by George Packer

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 548 MB
Overview: From the award-winning author of The Unwinding – the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of US power from Vietnam to Afghanistan
Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America’s greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted.
His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke’s diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Gay New York by George Chauncey (.M4B)

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 502 MB
Overview: The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century
Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed.
Called "monumental" (Washington Post), "unassailable" (Boston Globe), "brilliant" (Nation), and "a first-rate book of history" (New York Times), Gay New York forever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City and beyond.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Real Deal by George A. Sorial

The Real Deal: My Decade Fighting Battles and Winning Wars with Trump by George A. Sorial, Damian Bates
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8 MB
Overview: Remember when Trump was a great boss, a great father, and a great businessman, before the liberal media rewrote that narrative? That’s still the real Trump.

Longtime Trump Organization executive and attorney George A. Sorial saw the real Trump firsthand, from the early days of The Apprentice to the passing of power to the younger generation before the inauguration. He learned from his boss how to use chaos, the media, and a single-minded focus to achieve things everyone else said were impossible.

He learned how to predict what the world’s least predictable leader would do next.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to…


Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
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The Debt Millionaire by George Antone

The Debt Millionaire: Most people will never build real wealth. Now you can be one of the few who do. by George Antone
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.3 MB
Overview: The current method of investing used by the majority doesn’t work. The math shows that returns needed just to break even is practically impossible to attain and maintain year after year when you consider inflation, taxes, and fees – and that is just to break even!

The ultra-wealthy use a completely different method of investing called “The WealthQ Method.” It was built from the ground up to make the financial system work FOR you instead of AGAINST you. This method recognizes that YOU are the real asset in this game of finance. You are the one who can generate wealth. The investors that master how to use The WealthQ Method effectively are called the Debt Millionaires.

The result of this powerful method is that the majority of people are transferring their wealth to these Debt Millionaires without knowing it! This is not done with bad intention by the Debt Millionaires, it’s simply due to the ignorance of most investors that use the traditional methods of investing.

This book introduces the reader to this very powerful and different perspective, a completely new method of investing that is built to allow the investor to meet their financial goals, automatically, and it’s backed by numbers!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Second Term of George W. Bush by Robert Maranto

The Second Term of George W. Bush: Prospects and Perils by Robert Maranto
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.2 Mb
Overview: Second term presidencies are distinctive, not least as the president no longer has to run for re-election. Placing the second term of George W. Bush in comparative perspective, this fascinating book explores the political, institutional and policy implications of a second term. Combining topicality with analytical richness, this is an important resource for scholars and students.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Making Our Neighborhoods..by George C. Galster

Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves by George C. Galster
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.4 MB
Overview: Urban theorists have tried for decades to define exactly what a neighborhood is. But behind that daunting existential question lies a much murkier problem: never mind how you define them-how do you make neighborhoods productive and fair for their residents? In Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves, George Galster delves deep into the question of whether American neighborhoods are as efficient and equitable as they could be-socially, financially, and emotionally-and, if not, what we can do to change that.

Galster aims to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves delivers a clear-sighted explanation of what neighborhoods are, how they come to be-and what they should be.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Uncertainty and Information by George J. Klir

Uncertainty and Information: Foundations of Generalized Information Theory by George J. Klir
Requirements: .PDF reader, 4 mb
Overview: Uncertainty and Information: Foundations of Generalized Information Theory contains comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of results that have emerged from a research program begun by the author in the early 1990s under the name "generalized information theory" (GIT). This ongoing research program aims to develop a formal mathematical treatment of the interrelated concepts of uncertainty and information in all their varieties. In GIT, as in classical information theory, uncertainty (predictive, retrodictive, diagnostic, prescriptive, and the like) is viewed as a manifestation of information deficiency, while information is viewed as anything capable of reducing the uncertainty. A broad conceptual framework for GIT is obtained by expanding the formalized language of classical set theory to include more expressive formalized languages based on fuzzy sets of various types, and by expanding classical theory of additive measures to include more expressive non-additive measures of various types.
With extensive use of examples and illustrations to clarify complex material and demonstrate practical applications, generous historical and bibliographical notes, end-of-chapter exercises to test readers’ newfound knowledge, glossaries, and an Instructor’s Manual, this is an excellent graduate-level textbook, as well as an outstanding reference for researchers and practitioners who deal with the various problems involving uncertainty and information.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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