No Place on the Corner by Jan Haldipur

No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing by Jan Haldipur
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Overview: The impact of stop-and-frisk policing on a South Bronx community
What’s it like to be stopped and frisked by the police while walking home from the supermarket with your young children? How does it feel to receive a phone call from your fourteen-year-old son who is in the back of a squad car because he laughed at a police officer? How does a young person of color cope with being frisked several times a week since the age of 15? These are just some of the stories in No Place on the Corner, which draws on three years of intensive ethnographic fieldwork in the South Bronx before and after the landmark2013 Floyd v. City of New York decision that ruled that the NYPD’s controversial "stop and frisk" policing methods were a violation of rights.
Through riveting interviews and with a humane eye, Jan Haldipur shows how a community endured this aggressive policing regime. Though the police mostly targeted younger men of color, Haldipur focuses on how everyone in the neighborhood-mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters, even the district attorney’s office-was affected by this intense policing regime and thus shows how this South Bronx community as a whole experienced this collective form of punishment. One of Haldipur’s key insights is to demonstrate how police patrols effectively cleared the streets of residents and made public spaces feel off-limits or inaccessible to the people who lived there. In this way community members lost the very ‘street corner’ culture that has been a hallmark of urban spaces. This profound social consequence of aggressive policing effectively keeps neighbors out of one another’s lives and deeply hurts a community’s sense of cohesion.
No Place on the Corner makes it hard to ignore the widespread consequences of aggressive policing tactics in major cities across the United States.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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My Weekly – No. 5479, 18 June 2019

My Weekly – No. 5479, 18 June 2019
Requirements: .PDF Reader, 10 MB
Overview: Fabulous new recipes, the latest health advice, top-quality short stories, plus fashion, diets, gossip, tips and much more – every week!
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Sebastian the No Tailed Cat by George Corbett

Sebastian the no tailed cat by George Corbett, Jonathan Hilton
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Overview: Sebastian the no tailed cat is a story about a bobtail cat who is upset about not being followed because of his appearence. Sebastian gets adopted and learns to accept himself even though he is different. The book has themes that talk about being adopted, and accepting oneself. A great book for parents to read to their children to explain difficult topics more easily. A must have!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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No Worries by Sarah Edelman

No Worries: A Guide to Releasing Anxiety and Worry Using CBT by Sarah Edelman
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Overview: A practical guide using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for managing anxiety and worry using from the bestselling author of Change Your Thinking.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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No Need for Speed by John Bingham

No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running by John Bingham
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.98 MB
Overview: "You don’t have to run fast to be a real runner!"

John Bingham, "the patron saint of the back of the pack," commands "The Penguin Brigade"– those thousands of dedicated runners who have learned that the greatest joy in their sport comes not from how fast they go or how thin they become, but from simply having the courage to take the first step.

Now Bingham shares the wisdom that took him from couch potato to columnist for Runner’s World magazine. No Need for Speed explores both the why and the how of running for the rest of us. With information both practical (how to find the right running shoes for you, when to enter a race, what to eat before a run) and inspirational (focus on where you are instead of where you want to be, accepting the body you have, the beauty of being realistic about goals), Bingham extends a trusted hand and expert advice to beginners and veterans alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical > Sports > Running & Jogging

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No Band of Brothers by Steven E. Woodworth +

No Band of Brothers: Problems of the Rebel High Command by Steven E. Woodworth
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Overview: The Civil War was barely over before Southerners and other students of the war began to examine the Confederate high command in search of an explanation for the South’s failure. Although years of research failed to show that the South’s defeat was due to a single, overriding cause, the actions of the Southern leaders during the war were certainly among the reasons the South lost the war.

In No Band of Brothers, Steven Woodworth explores, through a series of essays, various facets of the way the Confederacy waged its unsuccessful war for secession. He examines Jefferson Davis and some of his more important generals, including Pierre G. T. Beauregard, Leonidas Polk, Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson; the Confederacy’s strategic plans; and the South’s success in making competent officers out of men with very little military preparation.

Woodworth particularly looks at the personalities and personal relationships that affected the course and outcome of the war. What made a good general? What could make an otherwise able man a failure as a general? What role did personal friendships or animosities play in the Confederacy’s top command assignments and decisions? How successful was the Confederacy in making competent generals out of its civilian leaders? In what ways did Jefferson Davis succeed or fail in maximizing the chances for the success of his cause?

In analyzing the Confederate leadership, Woodworth reveals some weaknesses, many strengths, and much new information. No Band of Brothers will be an important addition to Civil War scholarship and will be welcomed by professional historians, amateur historians, students, and the general reader alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Shakespeare No More: A Jacobean Mystery

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Fear No Evil by John Gordon Davis

Luxury Portfolio International – Vol. 9 No.1, 2019

Luxury Portfolio International – Vol. 9 No.1, 2019
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Overview: Luxury Portfolio International explores the many nuances of luxury living from the finest homes around the globe to the most exquisite home furnishings, home decor and travel trends.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Radio Guide – Vol.27 No.2, March/April 2019

Radio Guide – Vol.27 No.2, March/April 2019
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Overview: Keeping the world of radios and radio technology alive, for both hobbyists and professionals.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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My Weekly – No. 5478, 11 June 2019

My Weekly – No. 5478, 11 June 2019
Requirements: .PDF Reader, 14 MB
Overview: Fabulous new recipes, the latest health advice, top-quality short stories, plus fashion, diets, gossip, tips and much more – every week!
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Asian Geographic – No. 136 Issue 3, 2019

Asian Geographic – No. 136 Issue 3, 2019
Requirements: .PDF Reader, 72 MB
Overview: In this issue, we dive into the world of sports and adventure! We find out the interesting stories behind ancient asian sports like jujitsu, kabaddi and pencak silat, then look at how the modern pastime of gaming became an Olympic event! We also have lots of fun facts about foods that would help you become an athletic superstar! After all the sporting excitement, we take an adventure to learn about the mysteries of mountains, caves and the ocean. Our final stop is the Komodo island, which is home to pink beaches, amazing marine life and the fearsome Komodo dragon. For some hands-on fun, we show you how to make a shark toy and some yummy basketball-themed cookies!
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Off The Grid Hydroponics – No Power Needed by Jon Woodward

Off The Grid Hydroponics – No Power Needed by Jon Woodward
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.2 Mb
Overview: This book was written to explain the Kratky method of hydroponics. The Kratky method refers to growing plants in a nutrient solution as you would in hydroponics however you do not use an air stone and the roots are mostly submerged at all times in the solution. This method is possible with many different plants and works very well for growth.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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No Free Left by Vijay Prashad +

No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism by Vijay Prashad
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Overview: Do the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 signal the end of the road for the Left?

Over the past twenty years, the Indian political climate has shifted decidedly to the Right – with the BJP and the Congress dragging India into a growth trajectory that squanders the hopes of working people. The old consensus on Indian socialism is threadbare, and socialist parties in disarray.

The future of Indian communism is rooted in the popular hopes for a better tomorrow and in the popular discontent with the bitter present. No Free Left is a critical examination of the past of Indian Communism and an assessment of its future.

Most literature on Indian communism feels claustrophobic. It assumes that the communist movement lives on a detached landscape – its programme and political judgments are adjudged against a divine standard. A history of communism cannot be written, Gramsci said, without writing a “general history of a country.” Vijay Prashad does exactly that.

No Free Left stays alive to the details of the present while drawing out the long term dynamic, combining a rich historical survey with acute political analysis of the present. It is a compelling work for students of Indian politics. For activists of the Left, it is indispensable reading. Above all, it is a live work, an invitation to debate and discussion.

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Darker Nations: A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (both from LeftWord). He is a columnist for Frontline and al-Araby al-Jadeed. He is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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