John Carlton – Marine Propellers And Propulsion, …

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Forever’s Team by John Feinstein

Forever’s Team by John Feinstein
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.4MB
Overview: The coaches and players of Duke University’s 1977-78 team, who ended an otherwise successful season with their NCAA championship loss to Kentucky, are traced from their time on the squad to their present occupations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Joys of War by John-Paul Jordan

Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion, the SAS and into Hell with PTSD by John-Paul Jordan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5 MB
Overview: Irishman John-Paul Jordan, still only in his thirties, has led an extraordinary life . from the Foreign Legion and security in Iraq to serving his country in Afghanistan for which he was decorated for his leadership and bravery . and on to ‘herding’ journalists on the front line in Libya . and hunting for gold in Afghanistan .

However, once back in Civvy Street, the camaraderie was gone; he found himself a prisoner of war to PTSD. Dehumanized by those professionals who he had turned to for help, this Special Forces veteran and former Legionnaire was brought to his knees. His marriage was over; his home was lost. In isolation, his world unraveled, and the seeds of destruction had been well and truly sewn. Knowing he would never see military action again and faced with the realization of the war raging within him in the spiral of PTSD, John-Paul felt condemned as a man. But, on 1 April 2016, he surrendered – life, too, it would seem, has a sense of humour. He asked for help . and found the answers within.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Overachievement by John Eliot

Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More by John Eliot
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.2 MB
Overview: Were you ever advised to "just relax" before making a big speech? Don’t.
From Texas A&M professor and celebrity advisor, Dr. John Eliot, this insightful guide takes a sledgehammer to what most of us think we know about doing our best. Eliot explains how mainstream psychology moves us in the wrong direction when it comes to stress management and performance enhancement; techniques like visualization and goal setting, based on pseudoscience rather than empirical evidence, often get in our way rather than propel us forward.
Drawing on field-tested experiments and extensive research in neuropsychology, Eliot shares why these “common sense” strategies tend to come up short for the majority of people-and how, instead, great accomplishments are more likely to result from "Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket", "Thinking Like a Squirrel", and "Embracing Butterflies As a Good Thing". These counterintuitive practices not only trigger your full natural talent, but also teach you how to thrive under pressure, not dread it.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Secularism in Antebellum America by John Lardas Modern

Secularism in Antebellum America (Religion and Postmodernism) by John Lardas Modern
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Overview: Ghosts. Railroads. Sing Sing. Sex machines. These are just a few of the phenomena that appear in John Lardas Modern’s pioneering account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. This book uncovers surprising connections between secular ideology and the rise of technologies that opened up new ways of being religious. Exploring the eruptions of religion in New York’s penny presses, the budding fields of anthropology and phrenology, and Moby-Dick, Modern challenges the strict separation between the religious and the secular that remains integral to discussions about religion today.
Modern frames his study around the dread, wonder, paranoia, and manic confidence of being haunted, arguing that experiences and explanations of enchantment fueled secularism’s emergence. The awareness of spectral energies coincided with attempts to tame the unruly fruits of secularism-in the cultivation of a spiritual self among Unitarians, for instance, or in John Murray Spear’s erotic longings for a perpetual motion machine. Combining rigorous theoretical inquiry with beguiling historical arcana, Modern unsettles long-held views of religion and the methods of narrating its past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Captivating By John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge +

Captivating Revised and Updated: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul By John Eldredge (Author), Stasi Eldredge (Author)
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 786 KB
Overview: Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to" be" the Beauty of the story. And yet―how many women do you know who ever find that life?

Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they "ought" to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. "Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman." The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.

The message of "Captivating" is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Christian > Religion > Christianity > Faith > Spirituality > Christian Living

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Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
Requirements: .ePUB or .PDF reader, 3.04 MB
Overview: John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of familiar schooling that cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a by-product of rote-memorization drills.

Gatto’s earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, put that now-famous expression of the title into common use worldwide. Weapons of Mass Instruction promises to add another chilling metaphor to the brief against schooling.

Here is a demonstration that the harm school inflicts is quite rational and deliberate, following high-level political theories constructed by Plato, Calvin, Spinoza, Fichte, Darwin, Wundt, and others, which contend the term “education” is meaningless because humanity is strictly limited by necessities of biology, psychology, and theology.

The real function of pedagogy is to render the common population manageable.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.04 MB
Overview: John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of familiar schooling that cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a by-product of rote-memorization drills.

Gatto’s earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, put that now-famous expression of the title into common use worldwide. Weapons of Mass Instruction promises to add another chilling metaphor to the brief against schooling.

Here is a demonstration that the harm school inflicts is quite rational and deliberate, following high-level political theories constructed by Plato, Calvin, Spinoza, Fichte, Darwin, Wundt, and others, which contend the term “education” is meaningless because humanity is strictly limited by necessities of biology, psychology, and theology.

The real function of pedagogy is to render the common population manageable.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Weird Inventions


Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Weird Inventions
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Culturematic: How Reality TV, John Cheever by Grant McCracken

Culturematic: How Reality TV, John Cheever, a Pie Lab, Julia Child, Fantasy Football . . . Will Help You Create and Execute Breakthrough Ideas by Grant McCracken
Requirements: .MOBI reader, 720 KB
Overview: Welcome to Culturematic: How Reality TV, John Cheever, a Pie Lab, Julia Child, Fantasy Football, Burning Man, the Ford Fiesta Movement, Rube Goldberg, NFL Films, Wordle, Two and a Half Men, a 10,000-Year Symphony, and ROFLCom Memes Will Help You Create and Execute Breakthrough Ideas

A Culturematic is a little machine for making culture. It’s an ingenuity engine.

Once wound up and released, the Culturematic acts as a probe into the often-alien world of contemporary culture, to test the atmosphere, to see what life it can sustain, to see who responds and how. Culturematics start small but can scale up ferociously, bootstrapping themselves as they go.

Because they are so inexpensive, we can afford to fire off a multitude of Culturematics simultaneously. This is evolutionary strategy, iterative innovation, and rapid prototyping all at once. Culturematics are fast, cheap, and out of control. Perhaps as important, they fail early and often. They are the perfect antidote to a world where we cannot guess what’s coming next.

In Culturematic, anthropologist Grant McCracken describes these little machines and helps the reader master them. Examples are drawn from NFL Films, Twitter, the Apple Genius Bar, Starbucks, Ford, SNL Digital Shorts, Restoration Hardware, UNICEF, J. Crew, Pie Lab, USA Network, and the GEICO gecko.

For the traditional producers of culture-the creators of movies, design, advertising, publishing, magazines, newspapers, and corporate R&D-this book will inspire new innovation and creativity.

For the emerging producers of culture-the digital players-this book will serve as a practical handbook. Culturematic: our app for creating the world anew.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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John Vanderlyn’s Panoramic View Of The Palace …

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Uss John F. Kennedy In Detail & …

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A History of Political Trials by John Laughland

A History of Political Trials: From Charles I to Charles Taylor by John Laughland
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.6MB
Overview: The modern use of international tribunals to try heads of state for genocide and crimes against humanity is often considered a positive development. Many people think that the establishment of special courts to prosecute notorious dictators represents a triumph of law over impunity.

In A History of Political Trials, John Laughland takes a very different and controversial view. He shows that trials of heads of state are in fact not new, and that previous trials throughout history have themselves violated the law and due process. It is the historical account which carries the argument. By examining trials of heads of state and government throughout history – figures as different as Charles I, Louis XVI, Erich Honecker, Saddam Hussein and Charles Taylor – Laughland shows that modern trials of heads of state have ugly historical precedents.

In their different ways, all the trials he describes were marked by arbitrariness and injustice, and many were gross exercises in hypocrisy. Political trials, he finds, are only the continuation of war by other means. With short and easy chapters, but the fruit of formidable erudition and wide reading, this book will force the general reader to re-examine prevailing opinions on this subject.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Raid over Berlin by John Martin (.M4B)

A Raid over Berlin: A Miraculous True-Life Second World War Survival Story by John Martin
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 114 MB
Overview: ‘I could see that still no one had been able to get out from the cockpit. It must have been at this moment that I thought I was going to die because I became remarkably calm.’

Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber, 20,000 feet above Berlin, airman John Martin consigned himself to his fate and turned his thoughts to his fiancee back home. In a miraculous turn of events, however, the 21-year-old was thrown clear of his disintegrating airplane and found himself parachuting into the heart of Nazi Germany. He was soon to be captured and began his period as a prisoner of war. This is the engaging and enthralling true-life account of a Second World War airman who cheated death in the sky, only to face interrogation and the prospect of being shot by the Gestapo before having to endure months of hardship as a prisoner of war.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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