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John S is the author of Social Anxiety (2020), Beating the Odds (2021), Far-Right Vanguard (2021), Persuasion (2022), Legal Pluralism Explained (2021) and other 397 books.

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Social Anxiety

release date: Jul 15, 2020
Social Anxiety
Discover How You Can Talk To Anyone With Ease, Develop Critical Social Skills, Build Effective Communication, Master Key Conversation Tactics, And Remove Social Anxiety From Your Life Once And For All Are you having problems communicating and connecting with people around you including your friends and family? Are you socially awkward in interactions with others and just wish that your social anxiety would leave you alone forever? Or are you feeling depressed because of the lack of social skills in your arsenal that is causing these unnecessary stresses in your life? What if I told you that there was a way you could overcome that barrier that has been holding you back for way too long and lead a life that you truly deserve? A life that is free of social awkwardness. A life that lets you to connect with other human beings on a personal level as you were always meant to. A life were interactions are not fearful obstacles but treasured moments for building relationships. How To Talk To Anyone In ''From Painfully Awkward To Socially Successful'' you will find the exact skills you need to break out of your shell and speak to others with confidence and a level of command that you never thought you had in you. Not only will you build quick rapport with the desired effect, you will also be able to leave a lasting impression on a person without having to try very hard at all. Imagine yourself being a master conversationalist. All you need is the right strategies. Heres What You Will Learn In ''From Painfully Awkward To Socially Successful'' How To Become An Excellent Conversationalist Be Able To Build Successful And Meaningful Relationships With Others How To Overcome Social Anxiety And Awkwardness How To Approach People At Any Time and Strike A Conversation In Any Environment Simple Strategies To Help You Communicate With Someone On A Personal Level Network Effectively With Peers Leave A Lasting First Impression On OthersUnderstand How The Effects Of The Digital Age Has Set Us Up To Be Less Socailly Affluent Understand Why It Is Not Your Fault At All And Much Much More.... Hurry up and get your copy of "From Painfully Awkward To Socially Successful" Pick up your copy right now by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page! To Your Success! - John. Lawson

Beating the Odds

release date: Dec 27, 2021
Beating the Odds
Beating The Odds: 82 Years At The Kentucky Derby is an Autobiography of a man who has attended 82 consecutive Kentucky Derbies and the ensuing unique lifestyle that accompanied this feat. Featured intermittently with an unusual childhood and later life experiences that very few people have had the privilege of being exposed to (good or bad). In addition, there are pictures and legacies of the immediately family that supported this endeavor.

Far-Right Vanguard

release date: Oct 29, 2021
Far-Right Vanguard
Donald Trump shocked the nation in 2016 by winning the presidency through an ultraconservative, anti-immigrant platform, but, despite the electoral surprise, Trump''s far-right views were not an aberration, nor even a recent phenomenon. In Far-Right Vanguard, John Huntington shows how, for almost a century, the far right has forced so-called "respectable" conservatives to grapple with their concerns, thereby intensifying right-wing thought and forecasting the trajectory of American politics. Ultraconservatives of the twentieth century were the vanguard of modern conservatism as it exists in the Republican Party of today. Far-Right Vanguard chronicles the history of the ultraconservative movement, its national network, its influence on Republican Party politics, and its centrality to America''s rightward turn during the second half of the twentieth century. Often marginalized as outliers, the far right grew out of the same ideological seedbed that nourished mainstream conservatism. Ultraconservatives were true reactionaries, dissenters seeking to peel back the advance of the liberal state, hoping to turn one of the major parties, if not a third party, into a bastion of true conservatism. In the process, ultraconservatives left a deep imprint upon the cultural and philosophical bedrock of American politics. Far-right leaders built their movement through grassroots institutions, like the John Birch Society and Christian Crusade, each one a critical node in the ultraconservative network, a point of convergence for activists, politicians, and businessmen. This vibrant, interconnected web formed the movement''s connective tissue and pushed far-right ideas into the political mainstream. Conspiracy theories, nativism, white supremacy, and radical libertarianism permeated far-right organizations, producing an uncompromising mindset and a hyper-partisanship that consumed conservatism and, eventually, the Republican Party. Ultimately, the far right''s politics of dissent—against racial progress, federal power, and political moderation—laid the groundwork for the aggrieved, vitriolic conservatism of the twenty-first century.

Persuasion

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Persuasion
The Seventh Edition of this field-leading textbook provides an accessible and rigorous presentation of major theories of persuasion and their applications to a variety of real-world contexts. In addition to presenting established theories and models, this text encourages students to develop and apply general conclusions about persuasion in real-world settings. Along the way, students are introduced to the practice of social influence in an array of contexts (e.g., advertising, marketing, politics, interpersonal relationships, social media, groups) and across a variety of topics (e.g., credibility, personality, deception, motivational appeals, visual persuasion). The new edition features expanded treatment of digital and social media, up-to-date research on theory and practice, an increased number of international cases, and new and expanded discussions of topics such as online influencers, disinformation and ''fake news, '' deepfakes, message framing, normative influence, stigmatized language, and inoculation theory. This is the ideal textbook for courses on persuasion in communication, psychology, advertising, and marketing programs. Instructors can also use the book''s downloadable test bank, instructor''s manual, and PowerPoint slides in preparing course material.

Legal Pluralism Explained

Legal Pluralism Explained
Legal pluralism involves the coexistence of multiple forms of law. This includes state law, international law, transnational law, customary law, religious law, indigenous law, and the law of distinct ethnic or cultural communities. Legal pluralism is a subject of discussion today in legal anthropology, legal sociology, legal history, comparative law, international law, transnational law, jurisprudence, and law and development scholarship. This book places legal pluralism in historical context going back to the Medieval period, describes the origins of legal pluralism in postcolonial countries and its implications today, identifies manifestations of legal pluralism within Western societies, discusses contemporary transnational legal pluralism, identifies problems with current theoretical accounts of legal pluralism, and articulates an approach to legal pluralism that avoids theoretical problems and is useful for social scientists, theorists, and law and development scholars and practitioners.

Defenses Against the Dark Arts

release date: Jan 15, 2021
Defenses Against the Dark Arts
Defenses Against the Dark Arts argues that performances of magic in Harry Potter show us how to leap into political action, from high politics of governments and elections to everyday politics of private lives and popular cultures. It features learning to face and defend against dark arts in dark times.

Crown and Charter

release date: Jan 08, 2021
Crown and Charter
This title is part of UC Press''s Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press''s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1974

Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound E-Book

release date: Aug 28, 2020
Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound E-Book
Every clinician that has an interest in veterinary diagnostic imaging should have this reference! Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound, 4th Edition provides in-depth coverage of the latest techniques, applications, and developments in veterinary ultrasonography. It shows how ultrasonography can be an indispensable part of your diagnostic workup for everything from cardiac and hepatic disease to detached retinas and intestinal masses. All-new content on internal medicine is integrated throughout the text, addressing disease processes and pathologies, their evaluation, and treatment. Written by expert educators John S. Mattoon, Rance K. Sellon, and Clifford R. Berry, this reference includes access to an Expert Consult website with more than 100 video clips and a fully searchable version of the entire text. Logical organization makes reference quick and easy, with chapters organized by body system and arranged in a head-to-tail order. Coverage of Doppler imaging principles and applications includes non-cardiac organs and abdominal vasculature. Photographs of gross anatomic and pathological specimens accompany ultrasound images, showing the tissues under study and facilitating a complete interpretation of ultrasound images. More than 100 video clips demonstrate normal and abnormal conditions as they appear in ultrasound scans, including conditions ranging from esophageal abscess to splenic hyperplasia. More than 2,000 full-color images include the most current ultrasound technology. NEW! Updated content on diagnostic ultrasound ensures that you are informed about the latest developments and prepared to meet the challenges of the clinical environment. NEW! Coverage of internal medicine includes basic knowledge about a disease process, the value of various blood tests in evaluating the disease, as well as treatment strategies. NEW editors Rance K. Sellon and Clifford R. Berry bring a fresh focus and perspective to this classic text. NEW! Expert Consult website includes a fully searchable eBook version of the text along with video clips demonstrating normal and abnormal conditions as they appear in ultrasound scans. NEW! New and updated figures throughout the book demonstrate current, high-quality images from state-of-the-art equipment. NEW contributing authors add new chapters, ensuring that this book contains current, authoritative information on the latest ultrasound techniques.

Magical Mushrooms Coloring Books

release date: Jun 17, 2020
Magical Mushrooms Coloring Books
An incredibly amazing mushroom adult coloring book The perfect coloring book for every mushroom lover. This coloring book is excellent for kids and adults alike and all the designs are suitable from beginner to expert level. Take a few moments to relax and unwind with this stress relief Mushroom coloring book for grown-ups. 28 Unique Pages Stress Relieving designs that are Great for Relaxation. Adult mushroom coloring book features: 28 one-sided coloring pages 8.5 x 11 inch size coloring pages Printed on premium solid white paper Buy Now and Start Coloring!

A Separate Space

release date: Mar 13, 2020
A Separate Space
As the United States creates the Space Force as a service within the Department of the Air Force, RAND assessed which units to bring into the Space Force, analyzed career field sustainability, and drew lessons from other defense organizations. The report focuses on implications for effectiveness, efficiency, independence, and sense of identity for the new service.

Lecture by John S. Ewart, Q.C. on the Manitoba School Question [microform]

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Lecture by John S. Ewart, Q.C. on the Manitoba School Question [microform]
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Ramblings

release date: May 28, 2021
Ramblings
An exploration of life''s big questions through a series of emotional and thought-provoking essays. From baseball to aging to the 2020 election, John Klumpp gives his take on the state of the world. A moving legacy from a man who has seen it all (or at least his fair share).

The Gulf of Mexico

release date: Nov 13, 2019
The Gulf of Mexico
“[Sledge] rightfully celebrates and affirms the southern sea’s enriching past and gives readers reason to want for its wholesome and meaningful future.” —Jack E. Davis, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea The Gulf of Mexico presents a compelling, salt-streaked narrative of the earth’s tenth largest body of water. In this beautifully written and illustrated volume, John S. Sledge explores the people, ships, and cities that have made the Gulf’s human history and culture so rich. Many famous figures who sailed the Gulf’s viridian waters are highlighted, including Ponce de León, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, Francis Drake, Elizabeth Agassiz, Ernest Hemingway, and Charles Dwight Sigsbee at the helm of the doomed Maine. Gulf events of global historical importance are detailed, such as the only defeat of armed and armored steamships by wooden sailing vessels, the first accurate deep-sea survey and bathymetric map of any ocean basin, the development of shipping containers by a former truck driver frustrated with antiquated loading practices, and the worst environmental disaster in American annals. Occasionally shifting focus ashore, Sledge explains how people representing a gumbo of ethnicities built some of the world’s most exotic cities—Havana, way station for conquistadores and treasure-filled galleons; New Orleans, the Big Easy, famous for its beautiful French Quarter, Mardi Gras, and relaxed morals; and oft-besieged Veracruz, Mexico’s oldest city, founded in 1519 by Hernán Cortés. In the modern era the Gulf has become critical to energy production, fisheries, tourism, and international trade, even as it is threatened by pollution and climate change. The Gulf of Mexico is a work of verve and sweep that illuminates both the risks of life on the water and the riches that come from its bounty.

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc (Volume VII)

release date: Oct 05, 2020
Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc (Volume VII)
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Treating OCD in Children and Adolescents

release date: Nov 30, 2018
Treating OCD in Children and Adolescents
From foremost experts, this authoritative work offers a framework for helping children overcome obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) using the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Therapists gain knowledge and tools to engage 6- to 18-year-olds and their parents and implement individualized CBT interventions, with a focus on exposure and response prevention. In a user-friendly, conversational style, the authors provide real-world clinical guidance illustrated with vivid case examples. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the volume''s reproducible handouts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Building on the earlier OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual (by John March and Karen Mulle), this book reflects two decades of advances in the field; most of the content is completely new.

Metal Cutting Theory and Practice

release date: Sep 03, 2018
Metal Cutting Theory and Practice
A Complete Reference Covering the Latest Technology in Metal Cutting Tools, Processes, and Equipment Metal Cutting Theory and Practice, Third Edition shapes the future of material removal in new and lasting ways. Centered on metallic work materials and traditional chip-forming cutting methods, the book provides a physical understanding of conventional and high-speed machining processes applied to metallic work pieces, and serves as a basis for effective process design and troubleshooting. This latest edition of a well-known reference highlights recent developments, covers the latest research results, and reflects current areas of emphasis in industrial practice. Based on the authors’ extensive automotive production experience, it covers several structural changes, and includes an extensive review of computer aided engineering (CAE) methods for process analysis and design. Providing updated material throughout, it offers insight and understanding to engineers looking to design, operate, troubleshoot, and improve high quality, cost effective metal cutting operations. The book contains extensive up-to-date references to both scientific and trade literature, and provides a description of error mapping and compensation strategies for CNC machines based on recently issued international standards, and includes chapters on cutting fluids and gear machining. The authors also offer updated information on tooling grades and practices for machining compacted graphite iron, nickel alloys, and other hard-to-machine materials, as well as a full description of minimum quantity lubrication systems, tooling, and processing practices. In addition, updated topics include machine tool types and structures, cutting tool materials and coatings, cutting mechanics and temperatures, process simulation and analysis, and tool wear from both chemical and mechanical viewpoints. Comprised of 17 chapters, this detailed study: Describes the common machining operations used to produce specific shapes or surface characteristics Contains conventional and advanced cutting tool technologies Explains the properties and characteristics of tools which influence tool design or selection Clarifies the physical mechanisms which lead to tool failure and identifies general strategies for reducing failure rates and increasing tool life Includes common machinability criteria, tests, and indices Breaks down the economics of machining operations Offers an overview of the engineering aspects of MQL machining Summarizes gear machining and finishing methods for common gear types, and more Metal Cutting Theory and Practice, Third Edition emphasizes the physical understanding and analysis for robust process design, troubleshooting, and improvement, and aids manufacturing engineering professionals, and engineering students in manufacturing engineering and machining processes programs.

Southern Nation

release date: Jul 10, 2018
Southern Nation
How southern members of Congress remade the United States in their own image after the Civil War No question has loomed larger in the American experience than the role of the South. Southern Nation examines how southern members of Congress shaped national public policy and American institutions from Reconstruction to the New Deal—and along the way remade the region and the nation in their own image. The central paradox of southern politics was how such a highly diverse region could be transformed into a coherent and unified bloc—a veritable nation within a nation that exercised extraordinary influence in politics. This book shows how this unlikely transformation occurred in Congress, the institutional site where the South''s representatives forged a new relationship with the rest of the nation. Drawing on an innovative theory of southern lawmaking, in-depth analyses of key historical sources, and congressional data, Southern Nation traces how southern legislators confronted the dilemma of needing federal investment while opposing interference with the South''s racial hierarchy, a problem they navigated with mixed results before choosing to prioritize white supremacy above all else. Southern Nation reveals how southern members of Congress gradually won for themselves an unparalleled role in policymaking, and left all southerners—whites and blacks—disadvantaged to this day. At first, the successful defense of the South''s capacity to govern race relations left southern political leaders locally empowered but marginalized nationally. With changing rules in Congress, however, southern representatives soon became strategically positioned to profoundly influence national affairs.

Relics of the Buddha

release date: Jun 05, 2018
Relics of the Buddha
Buddhism is popularly seen as a religion stressing the truth of impermanence. How, then, to account for the long-standing veneration, in Asian Buddhist communities, of bone fragments, hair, teeth, and other bodily bits said to come from the historic Buddha? Early European and American scholars of religion, influenced by a characteristic Protestant bias against relic worship, declared such practices to be superstitious and fraudulent, and far from the true essence of Buddhism. John Strong''s book, by contrast, argues that relic veneration has played a serious and integral role in Buddhist traditions in South and Southeast Asia-and that it is in no way foreign to Buddhism. The book is structured around the life story of the Buddha, starting with traditions about relics of previous buddhas and relics from the past lives of the Buddha Sakyamuni. It then considers the death of the Buddha, the collection of his bodily relics after his cremation, and stories of their spread to different parts of Asia. The book ends with a consideration of the legend of the future parinirvana (extinction) of the relics prior to the advent of the next Buddha, Maitreya. Throughout, the author does not hesitate to explore the many versions of these legends and to relate them to their ritual, doctrinal, artistic, and social contexts.

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc (Volume I)

release date: Aug 24, 2020
Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc (Volume I)
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Light in a Dark Place

release date: Apr 30, 2018
Light in a Dark Place
What we believe about the Bible is foundational to every part of life. Scripture is the very Word of God, the final authority for all of theology, the governing source of all other doctrines. In the latest volume of the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series, theology professor John S. Feinberg has written a landmark work on the doctrine of Scripture, offering a robust, serious treatment of topics such as revelation, the canon, inerrancy, infallibility, sufficiency, preservation, and more—all with the goal of helping readers cherish, obey, and be transformed by what God has spoken in his Word.

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc (Volume II)

release date: Jul 13, 2020

Species

release date: Jan 29, 2018
Species
Over time the complex idea of "species" has evolved, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work is a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental to the past, present, and future of the natural sciences. In this edition, a section is added on the debate over species since the time of the New Synthesis, and brings the book up to date. A section on recent philosophical debates over species has also been added. This edition is better suited non-specialists in philosophy, so that it will be of greater use for scientists wishing to understand how the notion came to be that living organisms form species. Key Selling Features: Covers the philosophical and historical development of the concept of "species" Documents that variation was recognized by pre-Darwinian scholars Includes a section on the debates since the time of the New Synthesis Better suited to non-philosophers

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc (Volume III)

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc (Volume III)
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The Medieval Clothier

release date: Jan 01, 2018
The Medieval Clothier
A clear and accessibly written guide to the medieval cloth-making trade in England.

An Introduction to Policing

release date: Jan 01, 2018
An Introduction to Policing
Introduce students to the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey, Forst, and Carter''s AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 9th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine current issues and topics, and present the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers. Extensive examples from police departments throughout the nation and world as well as essays from respected law enforcement veterans offer insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Emperor Alexander Severus

release date: Jun 30, 2017
Emperor Alexander Severus
Alexander Severus'' is full of controversy and contradictions. He came to the throne through the brutal murder of his cousin, Elagabalus, and was ultimately assassinated himself. The years between were filled with regular uprisings and rebellions, court intrigue (the Praetorian Guard slew their commander at the Emperor''s feet) and foreign invasion. Yet the ancient sources generally present his reign as a golden age of just government, prosperity and religious tolerance Not yet fourteen when he became emperor, Alexander was dominated by his mother, Julia Mammaea and advisors like the historian, Cassius Dio. In the military field, he successfully checked the aggressive Sassanid Persians but some sources see his Persian campaign as a costly failure marked by mutiny and reverses that weakened the army. When Germanic and Sarmatian tribes crossed the Rhine and Danube frontiers in 234, Alexander took the field against them but when he attempted to negotiate to buy time, his soldiers perceived him as weak, assassinated him and replaced him with the soldier Maximinus Thrax. John McHugh reassesses this fascinating emperor in detail.

Ancient China

release date: Sep 22, 2016
Ancient China
Ancient China: A History surveys the East Asian Heartland Region – the geographical area that eventually became known as China – from the Neolithic period through the Bronze Age, to the early imperial era of Qin and Han, up to the threshold of the medieval period in the third century CE. For most of that long span of time there was no such place as "China"; the vast and varied territory of the Heartland Region was home to many diverse cultures that only slowly coalesced, culturally, linguistically, and politically, to form the first recognizably Chinese empires. The field of Early China Studies is being revolutionized in our time by a wealth of archaeologically recovered texts and artefacts. Major and Cook draw on this exciting new evidence and a rich harvest of contemporary scholarship to present a leading-edge account of ancient China and its antecedents. With handy pedagogical features such as maps and illustrations, as well as an extensive list of recommendations for further reading, Ancient China: A History is an important resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Chinese History, and those studuing Chinese Culture and Society more generally.

Statistics

release date: Jan 05, 2017
Statistics
Drawing upon over 40 years of experience, the authors of Statistics, 11th Edition provide students with a clear and methodical approach to essential statistical procedures. The text clearly explains the basic concepts and procedures of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. It features an emphasis on expressions involving sums of squares and degrees of freedom as well as a strong stress on the importance of variability. This accessible approach will help students tackle such perennially mystifying topics as the standard deviation, variance interpretation of the correlation coefficient, hypothesis tests, degrees of freedom, p-values, and estimates of effect size.

Encounters

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Encounters
"Audio program by Cynthia y. Ning and the Confucius Institute"-T.p.

Campaigns from the Ground Up

release date: Nov 17, 2015
Campaigns from the Ground Up
Based on data from the most recent elections, this book examines state house races in four key states California, Texas, Michigan, and Virginia and creates simulations of campaign planning, strategizing, budgeting, fundraising, and winning in a variety of political contexts. The authors have not only researched and taught about these issues they have conducted campaigns, run for office, and served in government at every level from the local to the national. They have experience confronting questions of campaign ethics and crisis management, and they actively embrace social media in their work. Internet fundraising as well as campaign websites are among the many media subjects included. This is a book not just for candidates, campaign professionals, and students, but for all concerned citizens who want to understand the pathways of politics better.

Politics in Popular Movies

release date: Oct 23, 2015
Politics in Popular Movies
Popular movies can be surprisingly smart about politics - from the portentous politics of state or war, to the grassroots, everyday politics of family, romance, business, church and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses the politics in many well-known films across four popular genres: horror, war, thriller and science fiction. The book''s aims are to appreciate specific movies and their shared forms, to understand their political engagements and to provoke some insightful conversations. The means are loosely related ''film takes'' that venture ambitious, playful and engaging arguments on political styles encouraged by recent films. Politics in Popular Movies shows how conspiracy films expose oppressive systems; it explores how various thrillers prefigured American experiences of 9/11 and shaped aspects of the War on Terror; how some horror films embrace new media, while others use ultra-violence to spur political action; it argues that a popular genre is emerging to examine non-linear politics of globalisation, terrorism and more. Finally it analyses the ways in which sci-fi movies reflect populist politics from the Occupy and Tea Party movements, rethink the political foundations of current societies and even remake our cultural images of the future.

Shadow of the Shah

release date: Apr 08, 2016
Shadow of the Shah
Shadow of the Shah is a work of fiction, providing a narrative of events that dramatizes the tensions between the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Iran beginning in 1979. The book follows LCDR Jack Donovan, US Navy, who was the protagonist in the author''s previous work of historical fiction, New Moon Rising. This novel highlights the life-threatening experiences he encountered from Islamic terrorists in the United States in 1983 after his return from the Persian Gulf.
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