Best of 2014

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  • booksreddit.com:The Swiss

    The Swiss, The Gold And The Dead: How Swiss Bankers Helped Finance the Nazi War Machine

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    Recent startling revelations that Switzerland helped to bankroll Nazi Germany’s war effort, and Swiss intransigence in the face of redress claims by Holocaust survivors, have shaken Switerland’s international reputation. In this uncompromising account, leading Swiss sociologist Jean Ziegler closely examines the shady relationship between Swiss bankers and Nazi Germany. Based on the records of the German Armaments Ministry and other official documents, The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead shows h…


  • booksreddit.com:Master Of Defence: The Works of George Silver

    Master Of Defence: The Works of George Silver

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    George Silver’s Paradoxes of Defence (1599) and Brief Instructions upon my Paradoxes of Defence (ca. 1605) are probably the most important works ever written on the Western martial tradition, straddling the medieval and Renaissance worlds and summing up the collective experience of centuries of European warcraft. With in-depth analyses by the author and others, this is an indispensable reference.


  • booksreddit.com:The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro

    The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of Novemb…

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    Based on secret transcripts of top-level diplomacy undertaken by the number-two Soviet leader, Anastas Mikoyan, to settle the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, this book rewrites conventional history. The “missiles of October” and “13 days” were only half the story: the nuclear crisis actually stretched well into November 1962 as the Soviets secretly planned to leave behind in Cuba over 100 tactical nuclear weapons, then reversed themselves because of obstreperous behavior by Fidel Castro. The hi…


  • booksreddit.com:Identifying Wood: Accurate Results With Simple Tools

    Identifying Wood: Accurate Results With Simple Tools

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    With just the naked eye and a hand lens or elementary microscopy, you will be able to identify over 180 domestic and tropical hardwoods and softwoods by following the straightforward techniques in this book. Bruce Hoadley, a professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides: an overview of the wood identification process a look at the basic anatomy of woody plants hundreds of easy-to-use charts and crystal-clear photographs and microphotographs s…


  • booksreddit.com:No Choice: Canadian Women Tell Their Stories of Illegal Abortion

    No Choice: Canadian Women Tell Their Stories of Illegal Abortion

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    No Choice is an anthology of women’s stories of illegal abortion prior to the loosening of Canadian abortion laws in 1969. Included are the stories of several doctors who performed abortions in these times. The stories are told first hand by a diverse group of 21 women who experienced the frightening underground world of backstreet abortions.


  • booksreddit.com:World History: The Comic: Part 1

    World History: The Comic: Part 1

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    The History Comic is a graphic guide meant to provide a quick overview of major events, processes, and people that have shaped world history. Who is this book for? • Students studying for the AP or SAT II world history exams • Educators who want students to fully grasp the world history curriculum • Anyone looking to learn about ancient history in an easy to digest format What’s in it? • 54 hand-illustrated pages covering thousands of years of history with a global perspective • Topics…


  • booksreddit.com:The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel

    The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel

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    Leading New Testament scholar Robert M. Price has taken umbrage at the cavalier manner in which Rev. Lee Strobel has misrepresented the field of Bible scholarship in his book The Case for Christ. Price exposes and refutes Strobel’s arguments chapter-by-chapter. In doing so he has occasion to wipe out the entire field of Christian apologetics as summarized by Strobel. This book is a must-read for anyone bewildered by the various books published by Rev. Strobel.


  • booksreddit.com:The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment

    The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment

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    In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families? families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met. The children in such narcissistic family sy…


  • booksreddit.com:Starting Strength:  Basic Barbell Training

    Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition

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    Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third editio…


  • booksreddit.com:The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-first Century

    The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-first Century

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    In today’s world, it is more acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely-yet loneliness appears to be the inevitable byproduct of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. According to the 2004 General Social Survey, one out of four Americans talked to no one about something of importance to them during the last six months. Another remarkable fact emerged from the 2000 U.S. Census: more people are living alone today than at any point in the country’s history—fully 25 percent of households consist…


  • booksreddit.com:Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

    Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

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    We now live in two Americas. One—now the minority—functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other—the majority—is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. To this majority—which crosses social class lines, though the poor are overwhelmingly affected—presidential debate and political rhetoric is pitched at a sixth-grade reading level. In this “other America,” serious film and theater, a…


  • booksreddit.com:Women in Trousers

    Women in Trousers

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  • booksreddit.com:Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky

    Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky

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    Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky’s recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterp…


  • booksreddit.com:The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern (Annotated...

    The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern (Annotated…

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    Carol Strickland’s The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern offers an illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to post-modern art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media.”Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge.”–Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A C…


  • booksreddit.com:Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

    Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

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    Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships ― from partnered non-monogamy to solo polyamory. With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealo…


  • booksreddit.com:Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

    Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Revised Edition

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    The world-famous work on the origins and development of nationalismThe full magnitude of Benedict Anderson’s intellectual achievement is still being appreciated and debated. Imagined Communities remains the most influential book on the origins of nationalism, filling the vacuum that previously existed in the traditions of Western thought. Cited more often than any other single English-language work in the human sciences, it is read around the world in more than thirty translations.Written wit…


  • booksreddit.com:The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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    “A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word.”Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than THE MISSIONARY POSITION, Christopher Hitchens’s meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa. A Nobel Peace Prize re…


  • booksreddit.com:An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

    An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

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    A brilliant, cutting-edge exploration of the dramatic rise of allergic and autoimmune diseases and the controversial, potentially groundbreaking therapies that scientists are developing to correct these disorders Whether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or Crohn’s disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. And if it appears that the prevalence of these maladies has increased recently, that’s because i…


  • booksreddit.com:Alphabetical Designs (Trade Marks and Symbols)

    Alphabetical Designs (Trade Marks and Symbols)

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    Very good in very good dust jacket.


  • booksreddit.com:Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth

    Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth

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    In 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. American Bill Stone took on the vast, deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico. Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk targeted Krubera, a freezing nightmare of a supercave in the war-torn former Soviet republic of Georgia. Both men spent months almost two vertical miles deep, contending with thousand-foot drops, raging whitewater rivers, monstrous waterfalls, mile-long belly crawls, and the psychological horrors prod…