How did we get here, to this time and place in history? Are we repeating history's mistakes because we did not learn about the pivotal events that shaped the modern world? This three-book history course helps you quickly understand the nuances and the impact of three crucial periods portrayed in countless films: the Crusades and of the rise and fall of two great empires, the Roman and British.
Presenting invaluable advice from the world's most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay - figuratively and literally - when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level - business, technical, or personal.
"More terrorism than anything else."
The Catholic Faith was formed by many things including most importantly scripture and tradition. But it was the General Councils of the Catholic Church which defined and shaped these beliefs into a tangible and understandable system of belief. Complex in their histories, they can be summarized to present the most important points of these grand moments in faith history. This audiobook gives you an overview and insight into a subject otherwise only understood through lengthy study.
The Catholic and Christian faith is so deep and rich that it's hard to wrap your mind around it. For those interested in getting an overview of the Catholic faith, you'll learn about the early Church fathers, Apostolic Canons, the Holy Mass, liturgy, sacraments, prayers and devotions, cardinal and theological virtues, mortal and venial sin, the Doctrine of Purgatory and the many theologies of the Church (moral, mystical, ascetical, dogmatic).
How about other friends and associates? Have you been introduced to their family? Perhaps you can't understand why someone who is so lovely and charming, and who you consider to be a wonderful human being, has such few friends. Maybe this is because the ones that came before you have already experienced their other side.
This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy, who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and through warfare. Davíd Carrasco looks beyond Spanish accounts that have colored much of the Western narrative to let Aztec voices speak about their origin stories, the cosmic significance of their capital city, their methods of child rearing, and the contributions women made to daily life and the empire.
The Early Church Fathers of the Western Christian Tradition are widely known, but the Early Desert Fathers of the Orthodox Church (The Writers of the Philokalia) are not as widely known or understood. What makes them unique is their unusual asceticism. Most of them became hermits and lived in the caves of Egypt to uncover the deepest secrets of the inner soul of man. It was in this profound aloneness and heightened dispassion, that these Early Desert Fathers found God.
Tips, techniques, and trends on harnessing dashboard technology to optimize business performance. In Performance Dashboards, Second Edition, author Wayne Eckerson explains what dashboards are, where they can be used, and why they are important to measuring and managing performance.
"So so.... the reall stuff only starts half-way in"
Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge gathers together in one place a remarkable collection of leaders who share insights on faith and leadership. Well-grounded in research, this reflective and practical book shows how Christian leaders - no matter the setting - put into place The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.
Wittgenstein presents a concise, comprehensive, and systematic treatment of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thought from his early work Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the posthumous publication of On Certainty, notes written just prior to his death.
"Excellent -Expanded my view"
America’s economic future is uncertain. Mired in a long crippling economic slump and hamstrung by bitter partisan debate over the growing debt and the role of government, the nation faces substantial challenges, exacerbated by a dearth of vision and common sense among its leaders. Prominent Stanford economist John B. Taylor brings his steady voice of reason to the discussion with a natural solution: start with the country’s founding principles of economic and political freedom and reconstruct its economic foundation from these proven principles.
This book - the first comprehensive transatlantic history of the rise of neoliberal politics - presents a surprising answer. Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan and Thatcher and in the decades since. Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics.
"Biased - Good and Bad"
Under the Glacier represents Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness at his entertaining and brilliantly inventive best. Philosophy, theological speculation and charming wit combine to make this novel a timeless fable of modern times. A youthful emissary of the Bishop of Iceland travels to the beautiful and mysterious district of Snæfellsnes, locally known as "Under Glacier" to investigate the affairs of the parish and its enigmatic pastor.
"Horrible narration and performance. Not worth listening to this way."
Joe Fleming, a youth of twenty, earning his livelihood as a sailmaker and supporting his mother and sisters by his trade, augments his income by prize-fighting before so-called sporting clubs. On the eve of his marriage to Genevieve, an employe' in the Silversteins' candy shop, Joe is to fight his last bout before a club, having promised Genevieve to give up "the game," which, while it seems wrong to her, is to him a clean and manly as well as lucrative occupation.
Are you unsure about how to use social media marketing for your business? Do you want to know how to use social media marketing and advertising to boost your sales and bottom line? Then you have discovered the right book. In this book, you are going to learn social media marketing for beginners.
After being denied admission to a Masonic lodge in Batavia, William Morgan secured a sizable advance from a local newspaper publisher for this work. That publisher, David Cade Miller, released this book after Morgan's death, presumably at the hands of the Masons. Because of the notoriety of the previous events, The Mysteries of Free Masonry Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge became an instant best seller and an American classic.
"Most Boring Book Ever Written or Read Aloud"
Turkey occupies a strategic position in today's world: the only predominantly Muslim nation to be a member of NATO and an ally of Israel, it straddles both Europe and Asia. Turkey is the link between Islam and Western democracy, between Europe and the Middle East. In this concise introduction, Andrew Finkel, who has spent twenty years in Turkey writing about the country for publications such as The Economist and Time magazine, unravels Turkey's complexities.
"A good overview"
You knew the terrible twos were coming. You were warned. But now they're here, along with questions you never thought to ask. Why won't he go to sleep? Where should she sleep? How long can you be away without causing permanent trauma? Who should care for your tot if you can't be there? Believe it or not, there are answers, and with a little humor, plenty of understanding, and 50 years' experience, eminent authority in the field of development, child psychiatrist, and master clinician Cal Colarusso, M.D. will ease your mind.
"Very basic info !! didn't add much to the parent"
Toddlers are pretty amazing and so delightful (some of the time). A developmental understanding of why toddlers have difficulty getting to sleep and sleeping through the night will definitely help you and make your toddler even more adorable (maybe tolerable is a better word.) Parenting Guide to Toddler Sleeping will make your life easier. With wit and understanding, based on his years of treating children, child psychiatrist Calvin Colarusso M.D., clearly describes the developmental issues that explain why toddlers are not the best sleepers in the world.
"So-so: A taste of some issues"
Food on the tray, food on the floor, more food on the face than in the mouth, food refusals and a temper tantrum or two thrown in. Wouldn't it be great to have some practical advice on how to handle the messiest eater in the world, the toddler? Well, that's just what Parenting Guide for Toddler Eating offers. This focused ebook provides an understanding of toddler behavior and how best to manage feeding your tolddler without having a nervous breakdown!
"No tips it sucks I want my money back"