books about: debates
The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Inspire and Define Our Country
Random House, 2008
Easy to Read & Full of Facts: Historical and Contemporary
I highly reccommend this book for anyone who wants to get an overview of the ideas the Founders had for this country and how they have evolved and affect contemporary America.
Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions
Marianne Schneider Corey
A great book poorly constructed
I don't have anything bad to say about this book content-wise (beyond overly simplistic scenarios, perhaps). It is very well written -- I particularly enjoyed the attention paid to multicultural issues... crucial in this day and age. What I do take issue with is the physical construction of this (expensive) book! I've only had it a couple weeks and the pages are already starting to separate from ...
The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates (Signet Classics)
Essential American Reader
I purchased this along with the Federalist Papers. I had read the F.P. in it's entirety, but I hadn't been aware of the vast gulf between various founders over the best government for America. The Anti-Federalist Papers contain the writings (and speeches) of some of the greatest heroes on the Revolution including Richard Henry Lee and Patrick Henry, and some who will forever be known only by ...
Writings of Abraham Lincoln Volume 4: The Lincoln-Douglas debates
Public Domain Books, 2004
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of ...
Fascinating Look at the Connections and Complexities of Globalization
As an economist telling the story of t-shirt bought at an American drugstore, Pietra Rivoli weaves together a narrative of the connections and complexities of globalization. Arguing that the life of her t-shirt is not influenced heavily by markets, Rivoli instead insists that history, politics, and creative strategies of market avoidance are the major factors determining this life cycle, which ...
Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide
This book does exactly what it says. It breaks writing workshop down into its essential components and provides the reader with the basic formats of writing worshop. It doesn't give you all of the answers, but at the end of each chapter it provides points for "making it work in the classroom" and an entire chapter on troubleshooting potential problems. If you want to implement writing workshop ...
Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
Three Rivers Press, 2008
Must Read! Great Rhetoric Book That Pays For Itself
I read probably 100 books a year and this is my favorite pick for 2009. Heinrichs does a great job of walking the reader through the art and science of Rhetoric. Most people have little training on the subject and tactics so the author starts out slow and gradually walks the reader through the subject content using humor and wit as he builds his own ethos while teaching the reader about how ...
To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World
Oxford University Press, USA, 2010
Buying the book because of the review...
Hunter was interviewed about this book by Christopher Benson in Christianity Today, May 2010, pp.33-36. The quote that sold me on buying the book was at the end of the interview: "Christians need to abandon talk about 'redeeming the culture', 'advancing the kingdom', and 'changing the world'. Such talk carries too much weight, implying conquest and domination. If there is a possibility for ...
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
W. W. Norton & Company
If a tree falls and a physicist wasn't there - it never happened.
There are a number of very striking themes and trends in Quantum that other reviewers have not brought out, being dazzled, no doubt, by the swift pacing, tantalizing prose and cliffhanger hooks that Kumar employs so magnificently in Quantum. First, as someone who has struggled to understand quantum mechanics when it is presented in textbooks as a whole system, I was delighted to find that ...
Writings of Abraham Lincoln Volume 3 The Lincoln-Douglas debates
Public Domain Books, 2004
Juggling Union, Slavery, State Sovereignty, Republican Platform...
If you are interested in the history of slavery or the ideas of Abraham Lincoln, this book is enlightening. Rather than read what others say about the Lincoln-Douglas debates, during which Lincoln gives his reasons for being Abolitionist, I would suggest reading these documents yourself. The first speeches can be a bit hard to get through unless you have a good knowledge of what Douglas said, ...
The Book of Questions
Gregory Stock Ph.D.
Workman Publishing Company
Life's questions with a lot of fun
Do you think you have enough to think about? ... well, try reading (and working) with this very small yet insightful book that I believe will make you become more aware of your life. if you are up to the challenge, take up these 200 very incisive questions. Some of these questions will help you to reformulate your life, for example: "Question 157: If you had to spend the next two years ...
What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate
The YouTube spot goes viral. Now we need to get people to read this book!
Millions have viewed the short video, "The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See," by science teacher Greg Craven. In it, he posits a 2 X 2 grid: the 2 rows are "global warming is false," and "global warming is true." The 2 columns are "take significant action now," and "take little or no action now." Then he goes through this decision grid analysis, and decides that reasonable people ought ...
Divine Therapy & Addiction: Centering Prayer and the Twelve Steps
Lantern Books, 2009
A.A. as a spiritual path
In the 12 and 12 Bill W. suggests that the problem is that we are trying to achieve happiness by satisfying our instincts, and then goes on with the rest of the book without really telling us what to do about it. This book gives us a solution, a prayer method that is very easy and surprizingly effective.
If Grace Is True
HarperCollins e-books, 2008
Hay,! it is a great book and full of the real story of GOD'S LOVE.
The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide To A Healthy Vegetarian Diet
Healthy Living Publications
I really enjoyed reading this book. I learned a lot about how to pair foods for maximum health benefits and which vitamins and minerals to be aware of in a vegetarian lifestyle. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about how their body uses the foods we eat (not just for vegetarians!).
The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room
Timothy J. Koegel
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Terrific book. The section on body language was particularly helpful. It was not something I had noticed about myself prior to reading.
Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
This book is indispensable if you want to understand American politics, the growing polarization between democrats and republicans and how framing and cognitive linguistics play a huge role in this phenomenon. Well written and easy to comprehend and you'll never ever forget. It's a real eye-opener.
Before Roe v. Wade: Voices that Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court?s Ruling
The Supreme Court?s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion?but the debate was far from over, continuing to be a political battleground to this day. In the decades since the case was decided, the American debate on abortion has moved away from the issues that the justices confronted more than three decades ago. Bringing to light key voices that illuminate the case and its cultural context, Before Roe v. Wade looks back and recaptures ...
The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
John H. Walton
I really enjoyed Walton's perspective in this book. The bottom line is that there is no cause to debate young- vs. old-earth creationism from the standpoint of Genesis 1, because that is not the purpose of Genesis 1. Once I began to understand Walton's perspective and think in terms of functional creation rather than material, the issues and problems surrounding the creation account of Genesis 1 ...
Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate
Yale University Press, 2009
An amazing book
I have spoiled my book making hundreds of underlinings and comments. Eagleton has an ability with a few crisp words to find out the essential points of the the most pressing questions of human life. For examplen, he can describe better than theologians the basic points of Christianity. Though he has harsh critiques about many viewpoints, the end result is clear: reason can never rule without ...
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