books about: myth
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
A definite must read.
I have long been a fan of Naomi Wolf. She's very intelligent and insightful and her works have proven that she is a great observer of women's issues, espcially in this book, The Beauty Myth. I think my mouth dropped to the floor a gazillion times when reading this. All the information is spot-on and all women should read this one. I can't recommend it enough. I also recommend Survival of the ...
Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas (Classic Reprint)
H. A. Guerber
So far so good
I have enjoyed this book thus far. The myths of the Norsemen are heavily coated in symbolism as are all myths. I would recommend anyone interested in this subject matter to check out Wagner's "Ring Cycle" opera as it deals entirerly with Norse and Germanic mythology.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber
One of the best books on starting and keeping a business
I've worked in start-ups and small cap business environments for over 20 years. Gerber has captured the essence of why so many organizations fail; especially in there early years. This is a must read if you plan on starting a business of any type! You should also take the Kolbe A index test to see where you fit in terms of how you execute plans.
E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company
Michael E. Gerber
Wish I'd Read This 20 Yrs Ago!
I took over the family mail order business in 1978 and sold it in 2004. I had to learn by trial and error over those 26 years how to stop trying to do everything myself, and learn to hire good people, create procedures, and then delegate tasks. If I'd read this little book way back when it was originally written, I could have played a a lot more golf! It's an excellent motivator and guide ...
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
A wonderful book -received quickly-
I was purchasing this classic book for an 11 year old student and he was thrilled to receive it. Everytime I visit to tutor him he insists on rereading parts of this fascinating book. Thank you, I couldn't find this text at any local book store.
The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell Rocks - Sizzling Publications Review
Joseph Campbell rocks. I just finished reading The Power of Myth, an interview he did with Bill Moyers back in 1985 and all I can say is, "Wow." When discussing Joseph Campbell, one would be remiss to not include one, if not several of his quotes. The most popular by far is the follow your bliss quote: If you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the ...
The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
Fine study of the irrational market
In this fascinating book, Justin Fox, the business and economics columnist for Time magazine, charts the rise and fall of the myth of the efficient market. This notion was mostly American in origin, so Fox tells its story in a few universities, including, crucially, Chicago. Fox shows how life has exploded the idea that the market can rationally process information and allocates resources ...
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
This book really brings home to us what is 'natural' and important to us, the animals and our planet home. It will be very challenging to alot of people but the real road to the truth is never easy. I highly recommend this book to every person on the planet to read and re-read and re-read. Well done Lierre, an amazing book, an amazing woman.
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
Scott O. Lilienfeld
Steven Jay Lynn
Getting Rid of Psychological Phlogistons
Does anyone remember phlogiston? That imaginary substance once proposed as the basis of fire? Physics and chemistry got rid of that long ago, but psychologists have trouble getting rid of their phlogiston-like myths-- even professional psychologists sometimes accept psychomythology! Scott Lilienfeld and his colleagues have attacked that problem at its foundation by providing discussions of 50 ...
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
I have ordered and purchased many mythology books. My 9 year old is interested in mythology and has read numerous books. After purchasing this book, I can say it not only holds adults, but it captures children as well. My 7 year old highly active and bouncing off the walls can't wait till I read him another story from this book. He sits through them all. He longs to hear more. I don't believe the ...
A Book of Myths
General Books LLC
The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Social Science / Folklore
The World of Myth: An Anthology
Oxford University Press, USA
Great book for school! and then some...
I loved this book soo much that im reading this after my class is over. :)
A Short History of Myth (Myths, The)
Karen Armstrong, a world-recognized expert on religion, summarizes the history of the development of myths from pre-historic to modern times in plain easily understandable English. She defines "myth" as attempts to explain through narratives what people see, hear, fear, or yearn for. Myths change over time when circumstances change. Myths helped Paleolithic people (c. 20000 to 8000 BCE), for ...
Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past
Some other reviewers are missing the point...
Some of the reviewers critical of this book are missing the point. The author does indeed debunk some of the mythic events of our revolutionary past. However, his purpose is NOT to prove that the founders were somehow evil, or to argue that the US is not a great nation, or to make young Americans cynical, or even to show off by attacking other historians. Rather, he's arguing that the ...
The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church
Gregory A. Boyd
Who Has Sold The Birthright?
With the decline of Christian influence in The United States, I thought Gregory Boyd's The Myth of a Christian Nation would be an appropriate read. Turns out, Boyd has some very intriguing arguments. He begins by stating that every kingdom in this world is actually a kingdom ruled by Satan. Even though some kingdoms appear to be "better" than others: say America compared to North Korea, they ...
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
New York Review of Books
I've had this book since I was a child, and I've always loved it. It's a great overview of Norse Mythology, though it leaves out some of the more complicated stories like the ring cycle. Norse mythology is darker than some cultures, but the D'Aulaires have set a nice balance for children. The artwork is very appropriate to the tone. I bought this book to donate to a group my fiance volunteers ...
The Myth of Laziness
Simon & Schuster
Book May Have Cracked the Case!
Note, I am reviewing the audio copy of the book as read by the author. I really enjoyed his reading voice and knowing that he read the sentence with the intended emphasis. I work with under-privileged children of different ages, and I have the hardest time motivating these children. They have great potential, as shown be some subject areas that they excel in, but they just do not work hard ...
Myths and Legends of Our Own Land Volume 08 : on the Pacific Slope
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The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
It's nearly impossible to read this book and not be immediately interested in learning more. Valenti thoroughly researched the topic of sex in modern-day culture and the impact the radical conservative idea of purity has on our youth. I could not put this book down. I happened upon it by mistake, coming from a Catholic family and even having my own "purity ring" and "purity pledge card". I ...
The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America
Burton W. Folsom
Young America's Foundation
Finally a historian that actually knows history
It's great to read a book about the history of America's great entrepreneurs by an Author who actually has done the research and isn't operating on the "I don't like it so I won't provide evidence that supports it" policy.
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