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The Dawn of Everything

By David Graeber,David Wengrow
  • ISBN Code: : 0771049838
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : History
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Renowned activist and public intellectual David Graeber teams up with professor of comparative archaeology David Wengrow to deliver a trailblazing account of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution--from the development of agriculture and cities to the emergence of "the state," political violence, and social inequality--and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation. For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike--either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could only be achieved by sacrificing those original freedoms, or alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. Graeber and Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95% of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? What was really happening during the periods that we usually describe as the emergence of "the state"? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action.

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I was twenty-one years old when I wrote this book, and I decided to write this book because I felt like some people might feel like they were fighting lifes battles alone. I wanted people to know that theyre not alone and that people are there for them. I wanted to fill people in on what they couldnt see around them, and I also wanted to let people know that their voice is important and that they define their own voice but no one else can speak for them in all honesty. In this book, I talked about how humans are only humans, so they shouldn't be ashamed to cryman or woman. Crying doesn't make you weak; it means your human. Its actually worrisome if you dont cry.

The Dawn of Liberation, 1945

By Winston S. Churchill
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  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Book Code : 0795329490
  • Total of Pages : 397
  • Category : History
  • Members : 822
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This fifth volume of wartime speeches and broadcasts from the Nobel Prize–winning prime minister brings the close of WWII to electrifying life. Legendary politician and military strategist Winston S. Churchill was a master not only of the battlefield, but of the page and the podium. Over the course of forty books and countless speeches, broadcasts, news items, and more, he addressed a country at war and at peace, thrilling with victory but uneasy with its shifting role on the world stage. In 1953, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for “his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.” During his lifetime, he enthralled readers and brought crowds roaring to their feet; in the years since his death, his skilled writing has inspired generations of eager history buffs. This fifth and final volume in the series of the great orator’s wartime speeches, broadcasts, public messages, and other communications take readers through the momentous final events of World War II, culminating in Allied victory. Passionate, inspiring, informative, and amusing, no fan of WWII military history should be without this comprehensive, fascinating series.

The Dawn of Silva

By Olivia Wilde
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462892488
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 183
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Reviews: Sort by: ***** September 10, 2011 by Echo-g "Intriguing! The Dawn of Silva takes you through a twisted ride of love and human relationships. The humorous dichotomy between the east and west coast ways of life entertained me throughout the book. The story portrays the many levels of love with fascinating characters and situations. Great read, had to finish it in one sitting to find out what the end of the story would hold!" **** Reviewed by Kam Aures for Rebecca’s Reads (08/11) " . . . I enjoyed watching the transformations of the characters in the book and the relationships that were established. The ending of “The Dawn of Silva” left an opening for a follow-up novel which I believe is in the works. It will be interesting to see how the relationships of the characters progress in the future books in the series. **** Norm Goldman, B.A. LL.L, is the Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures. He is also a top 500 Amazon reviewer. "Olivia Wilde´s emotionally involved novel, The Dawn of Silva . . . Wilde has crafted an honest look at human options, particularly complex love relationships. It definitely is a good first attempt at a romance novel, narrated with a great deal of sincerity and tenderness. I look forward to reading more from Olivia Wilde." ***** Delightful read!, July 26, 2011 By halebopp "There´s a lot going on in this book....characters you get to know, obsession, unrequited love, lost and found love and some introspection into what direction our lives are going versus where we want them to go. This is definitely one I´ll read again..." ***** Vivid, July 24, 2011 By Klockhamer "I don´t usually read this type of book but it made me want to keep turning pages. Vivid. After finishing it I had the same feeling of walking out of a movie theater and needing a few minutes to get my head back into reality. Cool trip" ***** TeeZeeCat "Absolutely delicious! Jump into a cozy chair and enjoy the adventure....this book takes you right along the journey, into the lives of each character and into their innermost feelings. Absolutely delicious love scenes which are LOVE SCENES not just hook-ups. You feel the characters pain, highs and lows. Wilde is good at keeping you turning the pages." ***** saffire "Highly Recommended Wow! Good read! Ashlyn is what every woman wants to be on the outside and already is on the inside." ***** "This book is written from the heart and inevitably will find its way into the reader’s heart as well. The characters will reach out from the pages and include the reader in their lives, while keeping them in a state of wonder ..." Jana Tajzler, Slovakia ***** "Captivating . . . Wilde pulls you in, touches your heart, and keeps you wanting more." Ruth Nielsen, Arizona "Thought provoking and more substance than a romance novel. The added was . . . I learned a thing or two about women!" John Simon, Massachussetts Book Summary: Filmmakers Alex and Shari run into more than a few snags in casting their new movie, Silva. Alex is obsessively determined that only the ethereal Ashlyn can portray the lead, and she cannot be found. Shari leaves the hustle and bustle of New York City, and travels to the serene beauty of the Cascade Mountains, 3000 miles away - the search is on! Ashlyn ́s family and estranged lover try to protect her from the fast-thinking Shari ́s unwanted intrusion. Ashlyn has found her paradise in the Cascade foothills, to heal the crushing pain of a star-crossed love. She wants solitude and time to heal and contemplate what her future holds. Shari, in her journey, has found a whole new universe and has met an absolutely dynamic and maybe even diabolical man, whom she immediately hates. She is inexplicably drawn into a relationship that rocks her very foundation. In the short space of one week, four people ́s lives converge in an Eden-like setting, to begin an advent

The Dawn of Magick

By Benjamin Towe
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1434376958
  • Total of Pages : 652
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 926
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The Dawn of Magick is the first story of Donothor. The tragic fantasy chronicles the lives and deeds of many ilks of the world Sagain. Threads of fate and Magick intertwine the doomed world of sorcery with three other worlds. When the story begins, Sagain is a pastoral mundane world dominated by preternatural beings called Old Ones. Nature's most powerful forces foment a cataclysm and kindle the flicker of Magick. The flicker grows into a blaze and creates great artifacts. The power of Magick descends along family lines. As sorcerers live longer and grow more powerful, greed and competition lead to conflict. Orders of Light and Dark Sorcery choose leaders and allies, create citadels and seven fantastic wonders, and rip Sagain and its people through their ageless conflict. Spells cast by avaricious sorcerers bring forces of evil to Sagain. This begins a conflict that stretches across space and time. Powerful spells enable the imprisonment of consummate evil and facilitate the escape of a fortunate few from the doomed world. What is the source of Magick? What are the powers of the thirteen and two staves? What roles have the mysterious Old Ones, the old wanderer Confusious, Iyaca Vassi, and the Orders of Light and Dark Sorcery in the story? Does only evil lurk behind the dark walls of Koorlost, the citadel of Dark Sorcery? Does only good reside within the alabaster walls of the Laurels and its Tower of Radiance, the citadel of Light Sorcery? Are dragons, the great wyrms of the skies, good or evil? What threads connect four worlds? Ripples that began long ago in a doomed world create great waves in Donothor, Parallan, and...a blue world. The story continues in Deathquest to Parallan, the Orb of Chalar, the Death of Magick, and the Chalice of Mystery.

No More Police

By Mariame Kaba,Andrea J. Ritchie
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  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Book Code : 1620977303
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 247
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A persuasive primer on police abolition from two veteran organizers “One of the world’s most prominent advocates, organizers and political educators of the [abolitionist] framework.” — on Mariame Kaba In this powerful call to action, New York Times bestselling author Mariame Kaba and attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie detail why policing doesn’t stop violence, instead perpetuating widespread harm; outline the many failures of contemporary police reforms; and explore demands to defund police, divest from policing, and invest in community resources to create greater safety through a Black feminist lens. Centering survivors of state, interpersonal, and community-based violence, and highlighting uprisings, campaigns, and community-based projects, No More Police makes a compelling case for a world where the tools required to prevent, interrupt, and transform violence in all its forms are abundant. Part handbook, part road map, No More Police calls on us to turn away from systems that perpetrate violence in the name of ending it toward a world where violence is the exception, and safe, well-resourced and thriving communities are the rule.

The Dawn of Fury

By Ralph Compton
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101127511
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: the-dawn-of-fury.pdf

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A gunslinger gets bloody payback in this western from USA Today bestselling author Ralph Compton. Nathan Stone experienced the horror of Civil War battlefields. But the worst lies ahead. When he returns to Virginia, to the ruins of what was his home, he discovers his father butchered and his mother and sister stripped, ravished, and slain. The seven renegades who did it rode away to the West. Half-starved and afoot, he takes to their trail. Nathan Stone’s deadly oath—blood for blood—will cost him seven long years, as he rides the lawless trails of an untamed frontier. His skill with a Colt will match him with the likes of the Jameses and the Youngers, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, and Ben Thompson. Nathan Stone will become the greatest gunfighter of them all, shooting his way along the most relentless vengeance trail a man has ever ridden to the savage end…and this is how it all begins. More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!

The Dawn of Death

By Simon Bryan Howard
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498299237
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: the-dawn-of-death.pdf

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Why do we die? Why will your life eventually come to an end, even without fatal injury or illness? As far as any of us stop to ponder this question, two alternative answers are common. Either we, and all living things, die because something has gone wrong since human life first came into being, or we die because all living things die in evolutionary and generational succession. The first of these answers is a widespread Christian one based on an understanding of the Fall. The second is the picture given by science. The Dawn of Death charts a course between these two answers as to why we die. It examines in depth the Bible passages and the science that lie behind them. The author draws a carefully considered conclusion and reflects on how this fits within Christian belief.

The Dawn of All

By Robert Hugh Benson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 772
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"The Dawn of All" by Robert Hugh Benson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Dawn Of Universal History

By Raymond Aron
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0786748567
  • Total of Pages : 554
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 952
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In this collection of essays written over a period of almost forty years, Raymond Aron explores the rise of nationalism in Europe through the two world wars and the subsequent disintegration of her empires. With a richness of detail and sweeping breadth of historical examples, he chronicles and analyzes the history of the opposite ideological extremes of Fascism and Marxism and their descent into totalitarianism via secular religiosity. Aron also examines French imperialism through the examples of Algeria and Indochina, as well as America's role as an "imperial republic" during and after World War II. Aron was never orthodox in his ideology; neither his republican political penchants nor his dialectical intellectual orientation ever gained the upper hand over his devotion to empirical reality. The result here is an intellectual history that seems less concerned about where it falls on the political spectrum than about getting it right.

At the Dawn of Modernity

By David Levine
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520923677
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Social Science
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Looking at a neglected period in the social history of modernization, David Levine investigates the centuries that followed the year 1000, when a new kind of society emerged in Europe. New commercial routines, new forms of agriculture, new methods of information technology, and increased population densities all played a role in the prolonged transition away from antiquity and toward modernity. At the Dawn of Modernity highlights both "top-down" and "bottom-up" changes that characterized the social experience of early modernization. In the former category are the Gregorian Reformation, the imposition of feudalism, and the development of centralizing state formations. Of equal importance to Levine's portrait of the emerging social order are the bottom-up demographic relations that structured everyday life, because the making of the modern world, in his view, also began in the decisions made by countless men and women regarding their families and circumstances. Levine ends his story with the cataclysm unleashed by the Black Death in 1348, which brought three centuries of growth to a grim end.