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The Land of Tomorrow

The Land of Tomorrow

The Land of Tomorrow

Author: ,

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

Isbn 10: 1465559876

Category: Alaska

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1713


Tomorrow-Land

Tomorrow-Land

Tomorrow-Land

Author: Joseph Tirella

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 149300333X

Category: History

Number of Pages: 360

Number of Views: 372

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Motivated by potentially turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses—New York's "Master Builder"—brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964-65 World' s Fair was a Sixties flashpoint in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, the New York Times bestseller Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the Fair. It fetched Disney's empire from California and Michelangelo's La Pieta from Europe; and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA—from undersea and outerspace colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed); and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the Fair—and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians—sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock-and-roll right there in Queens. And as Southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the Fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict. World's Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964-65 Fair was truly exceptional.


Land of Tomorrow

Land of Tomorrow

Land of Tomorrow

Author: Benjamin Mangrum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0190909390

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 401

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American liberalism after the Second World War turned against the legacies of the New Deal era. Rather than extending the reforms of the 1930s, many expressions of postwar liberal thought recast organizational politics as enfeebling, alienating, or tyrannical. Land of Tomorrow examines the ideas and cultural sensibilities that caused this radical shift in the tenor of American liberalism. To account for these changes in American liberal sentiment, Benjamin Mangrum looks to some of the most influential writers, critics, and intellectuals of the postwar decades-including Ralph Ellison, Vladimir Nabokov, Lionel Trilling, Flannery O'Connor, and Saul Bellow, as well as the American reception of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, and many other European thinkers. By revising established accounts of this body of cultural work, Mangrum charts the legitimization of new political sensibilities within the nation's intellectual life. These sensibilities opposed a social democratic order and unleashed a new kind of liberalism, one which centered on ideas about authenticity, alienation, self-management, psychological templates for societal problems, and private judgments of value. This confluence of literary, intellectual, and political history gives us a window onto the basic assumptions and key conceptual terrain of liberal thought after 1945. Land of Tomorrow thus offers a provocative cultural prehistory of political thinking's forms that remain with us today.


Landmarks of Tomorrow

Landmarks of Tomorrow

Landmarks of Tomorrow

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Isbn 10: 9781412814133

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 270

Number of Views: 556

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Landmarks of Tomorrow forecasts changes in three major areas of human life and experience. The first part of the book treats the philosophical shift from a Cartesian universe of mechanical cause to a new universe of pattern, purpose, and process. Drucker discusses the power to organize men of knowledge and high skill for joint effort and performance as a key component of this change. The second part of the book sketches four realities that challenge the people of the free world: an educated society, economic development, the decline of government, and the collapse of Eastern culture. The final section of the book is concerned with the spiritual reality of human existence. These are seen as basic elements in late twentieth-century society. In his new introduction, Peter Drucker revisits the main findings of Landmarks of Tomorrow and assesses their validity in relation to today’s concerns. It is a book that will be of interest to sociologists, economists, and political theorists.


Reaper's Run

Reaper's Run

Reaper's Run

Author: David VanDyke

Publisher: Reaper Press

Isbn 10: 1626260788

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1764

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BOOK ONE of Plague Wars - read it or the FREE prequel, The Eden Plague (Book Zero) as your introduction to this gripping futuristic thriller series. "Everything needed for a great story is right here in its pages... The novel's a fast-paced read that raises the questions we've come to expect from near future thrillers, but it has a freshness and a vigor -- and dare I say it -- a moral compass that isn't as common as with others of its ilk." - Charles de Lint: Books to Look For, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine (July/August 2014) When US Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that heals her war injuries is exactly what the government desperately wants to quash - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all. Reaper's Run is an origins story and apocalyptic novel, the beginning of one warrior's journey from tactical cop to freedom fighter and beyond. It leads the reader into the acclaimed Plague Wars futuristic thriller series. Keywords: action adventure thriller, Genetic Engineering, gene fiction, Military Science Fiction, women heroes, women's adventure fiction, post apocalyptic survival fiction no zombies, military thrillers, science fiction adventure, strong female character, thriller, Humvee, assault rifle


The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Author: Chris Colfer

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0316204919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 448

Number of Views: 964

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The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.


Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

Author: Ishmael Beah

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Isbn 10: 0143191721

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1594

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When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that “everyone in the world should read” (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called “arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature,” has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the centre of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to file back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they’re forced to reckon with the pain of their past and the uncertainty of their future. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. It marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Ishmael Beah.


The Land of Too Much

The Land of Too Much

The Land of Too Much

Author: Monica Prasad

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Isbn 10: 0674071549

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 343

Number of Views: 472

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Monica Prasad’s powerful demand-side hypothesis addresses three questions: Why does the United States have more poverty than any other developed country? Why did it experience an attack on state intervention in the 1980s, known today as the neoliberal revolution? And why did it recently suffer the greatest economic meltdown in seventy-five years?


Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Signal

Isbn 10: 0771038690

Category: History

Number of Pages: 450

Number of Views: 1152

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International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out – but immortality is in What does our future hold?


Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

Author: William L. Iggiagruk Hensley

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

Isbn 10: 1429938749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1474

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Nunavut tigummiun! Hold on to the land! It was just fifty years ago that the territory of Alaska officially became the state of Alaska. But no matter who has staked their claim to the land, it has always had a way of enveloping souls in its vast, icy embrace. For William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, Alaska has been his home, his identity, and his cause. Born on the shores of Kotzebue Sound, twenty-nine miles north of the Arctic Circle, he was raised to live the traditional, seminomadic life that his Iñupiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years. It was a life of cold and of constant effort, but Hensley's people also reaped the bounty that nature provided. In Fifty Miles from Tomorrow, Hensley offers us the rare chance to immerse ourselves in a firsthand account of growing up Native Alaskan. There have been books written about Alaska, but they've been written by Outsiders, settlers. Hensley's memoir of life on the tundra offers an entirely new perspective, and his stories are captivating, as is his account of his devotion to the Alaska Native land claims movement. As a young man, Hensley was sent by missionaries to the Lower Forty-eight so he could pursue an education. While studying there, he discovered that the land Native Alaskans had occupied and, to all intents and purposes, owned for millennia was being snatched away from them. Hensley decided to fight back. In 1971, after years of Hensley's tireless lobbying, the United States government set aside 44 million acres and nearly $1 billion for use by Alaska's native peoples. Unlike their relatives to the south, the Alaskan peoples would be able to take charge of their economic and political destiny. The landmark decision did not come overnight and was certainly not the making of any one person. But it was Hensley who gave voice to the cause and made it real. Fifty Miles from Tomorrow is not only the memoir of one man; it is also a fascinating testament to the resilience of the Alaskan ilitqusiat, the Alaskan spirit.


From the Land of Fear

From the Land of Fear

From the Land of Fear

Author: Harlan Ellison

Publisher: Open Road Media

Isbn 10: 1497604680

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 204

Number of Views: 1441

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Eleven side trips to the dark edge of imagination by master storyteller Harlan Ellison, From the Land of Fear presents some of the author’s early work from his start in the late fifties. Here you can see a vibrant, imaginative young writer honing his craft and sowing the seeds of what would become his brilliant career, including the standout piece “Soldier,” a clever antiwar tale included both in short‐story form and as a screenplay for TV’s The Outer Limits. True Ellison fans will enjoy this collection as a chance to see the writer’s growth over time. As Roger Zelanzy says in his wonderful Introduction, “He is what he is because of everything he’s been up until the Now.”


Not a Fan and Gods at War Student Edition Compilation

Not a Fan and Gods at War Student Edition Compilation

Not a Fan and Gods at War Student Edition Compilation

Author: Kyle Idleman

Publisher: Zondervan

Isbn 10: 0310751276

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 438

Number of Views: 1168

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A two-book ebook bind-up of not a fan student edition and gods at war student edition, from bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman, perfect for readers thirteen and older. In not a fan student edition, Idleman explores what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus—and what can happen in your life when you give your all, and your heart, instead of just lip service. And in gods at war student edition, Idleman tackles the things in our lives that distract us from God—be they a dating relationship, our aspirations, our addictions, or the latest game on our smartphones—and how important it is to worship the God who truly matters.


The Land of Flowers (Thea Stilton: Special Edition #6)

The Land of Flowers (Thea Stilton: Special Edition #6)

The Land of Flowers (Thea Stilton: Special Edition #6)

Author: Thea Stilton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Isbn 10: 1338159429

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 948

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Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters as they travel to help a new magical land! The mice encounter fairies and other strange and fantastical creatures as they work together to solve a mystery to save the realm from peril. It's a fabumouse adventure!


The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey

The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey

The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey

Author: Chris Colfer

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0316383201

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 1858

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The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! The Masked Man has captured all the royal families from the Land of Stories with the help of his army of literature's greatest villains, including the Wicked Witch of the West, the Queen of Hearts, and Captain Hook. With his sinister plan finally in motion, he is eager to destroy the families and take his place as emperor. Alex and Conner know they are no match against the Masked Man's legion of villains, but they realize that they may be in possession of the greatest weapon of all: their own imaginations! So begins the twins' journey into Conner's very own stories to gather an army of pirates, cyborgs, superheroes, and mummies as they band together for the ultimate fight against the Masked Man. Meanwhile, an even more dangerous plan is brewing--one that could change the fates of both the fairy-tale world and the Otherworld forever. Conner's tales come alive in the thrilling fifth adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series.


Deepen Your Faith

Deepen Your Faith

Deepen Your Faith

Author: Various Authors,

Publisher: Zondervan

Isbn 10: 0310752523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 672

Number of Views: 1057

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This collection of inspirational titles for students includes three ebooks by some of today's most engaging voices. Not a Fan Student Edition, by bestselling author Kyle Idleman: Are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian and follow the radical call Jesus presents. The Circle Maker Student Edition, by New York Times bestselling authors Mark Batterson and Parker Batterson: How do you approach the maker of the world, and what exactly can you pray for? Mark Batterson uses the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a Jewish sage whose bold prayer saved a generation, to uncover the boldness God asks of us at times, and what powerful prayer can mean in your life. Thrive Student Edition, by Casting Crowns member Mark Hall: What does that phrase "live out your faith" really mean? And how do you really follow Jesus in today's world? Mark Hall explores exactly what it means when your faith and your life collide, and how you can take the next steps in making that faith real and evident to those around you.


The City of Tomorrow

The City of Tomorrow

The City of Tomorrow

Author: Carlo Ratti,Matthew Claudel

Publisher: Yale University Press

Isbn 10: 0300221134

Category: Science

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1924

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Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution has been anything but linear—cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence. In this book, a renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment. The authors explain some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’s city. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. With such participation, we can collectively imagine, examine, choose, and shape the most desirable future of our cities.


The Land of Hidden Men

The Land of Hidden Men

The Land of Hidden Men

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: eStar Books

Isbn 10: 1612105513

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 615

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Gordon King becomes lost in Cambodia and comes upon a lost civilization, a Land of Hidden Men.


A Land of Aching Hearts

A Land of Aching Hearts

A Land of Aching Hearts

Author: Leila Tarazi Fawaz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Isbn 10: 0674744918

Category: History

Number of Pages: 414

Number of Views: 1444

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A century after the Great War, the experiences of civilians and soldiers in the Middle East during those years have faded from memory. A Land of Aching Hearts traverses ethnic, class, and national borders to recover the personal stories of those who endured this cataclysmic event, and their profound sense of sacrifices made in vain.


Eagle in the Land of Dragons

Eagle in the Land of Dragons

Eagle in the Land of Dragons

Author: Peter Goh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1469182890

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 380

Number of Views: 1614

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In 36 BC, Li Bi was the Prefect of Zhangye province in Han Dynasty China. He was called out of a comfortable retirement to join a military expedition against his old enemies the Xiongnu as cavalry commander. He would rather stay home in his new villa and enjoy the carnal pleasures with youngest wife Qingling. His past however beckons him and leaves him no choice. There are Romans in the Xiongnu army and perhaps, old comrades. Meanwhile as he prepares his men he writes a book about another war fought right around the world in Belgica. He traces the adventures of a young Centurion named Livy as he fights for Julius Caesar against the Belgae in 57BC. Livy leads Caesars band of mounted scouts armed with composite bows. The war is brutal but Livys life is complicated by the many exotic and seductive women he meets on the campaign trail. Caesar sends him on ever more dangerous missions but Livys understanding of the art of war sees him trough each encounter with the brave and determined enemy. The campaign climaxes at the River Sabis where Bodougnatus, King of the Nervii and 100,000 blood thirsty barbarians set up an elaborate ambush for the unwary Roman Army. Can Caesars vaunted tactical skills save the Roman Army from annihilation? Will Livys vaunted good luck finally run out? Meanwhile Li Bi rides west to face Chanyu Zhizhi, King of the Western Xiongnu with his newly raised cavalry armed with repeating crossbows. How will his Chinese troops fare against crack Roman infantry?


Visions of Tomorrow

Visions of Tomorrow

Visions of Tomorrow

Author: Tom Easton,Judith K. Dial

Publisher: Skyhorse

Isbn 10: 1628730080

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1529

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A fascinating collection of fiction-turned-reality tales. Long before movies like Minority Report and The Matrix, the world’s writers have been recording the future as it might exist—and as it turns out, they were right. This bizarre anthology collects the most stunning predictions and imagined inventions here for the first time. Visions of Tomorrow includes “The Land Iron Clads” by H. G. Wells, who described a military tank in 1903—long before it was ever a possibility; “The Yesterday House” by Fritz Leiber, who writes about cloned humans; “Reason” by Isaac Asimov, who predicted solar power could be harnessed by satellites; and many more. In this stunning anthology of never-before-collected stories, our world’s greatest science fiction writers demonstrate that the truth can be just as strange as fiction.


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