The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians

The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians
The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village by John Strausbaugh
2013 | EPUB | 18.96MB

Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood.

From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, the connecting narratives of The Village tell the story of America itself.

Illustrated with historic black-and-white photographs, The Village features lively, well-researched profiles of many of the people who made Greenwich Village famous, including Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mark Twain, Margaret Sanger, Eugene O’Neill, Marcel Duchamp, Upton Sinclair, Willa Cather, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Jackson Pollock, Anais Nin, Edward Albee, Charlie Parker, W. H. Auden, Woody Guthrie, James Baldwin, Maurice Sendak, E. E. Cummings, and Bob Dylan.

Walking the South Coast of England

Walking the South Coast of England
Walking the South Coast of England by David Bathurst
2008 | EPUB | 33.46MB

Every year, people flock to England's south coast to visit heritage sites or simply to relax on the beach. But to see the real beauty that these glorious counties have to offer, pick up this detailed guide to some of the best walking in Britain.

David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking natural landscapes and significant landmarks on the way. With rugged cliffs and ancient cathedral cities, historic ports and wonderful wildlife, there's something for everyone; whether you're a seasoned hiker ready to take on the entire walk, or a summertime stroller who wants to experience this rewarding ramble in smaller doses. With a detailed description of the complete route, useful information about the geography and history, and practical advice regarding navigation and local amenities, this invaluable guidebook is a must-have for anyone going walking on England's south coast.

Close to Shore [Audiobook]

Close to Shore [Audiobook]
Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in An Age of Innocence [Audiobook] by Michael Capuzzo
2001 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | ~ 6 hrs | 167.93MB

Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history.

During the summer before the United States entered World War I, when ocean swimming was just becoming popular and luxurious Jersey Shore resorts were thriving as a chic playland for an opulent yet still innocent era's new leisure class, Americans were abruptly introduced to the terror of sharks. In July 1916 a lone Great White left its usual deep-ocean habitat and headed in the direction of the New Jersey shoreline. There, near the towns of Beach Haven and Spring Lake-and, incredibly, a farming community eleven miles inland - the most ferocious and unpredictable of predators began a deadly rampage: the first shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history. For Americans celebrating an astoundingly prosperous epoch much like our own, fueled by the wizardry of revolutionary inventions, the arrival of this violent predator symbolized the limits of mankind's power against nature.

Scrupulously researched and superbly written, Close to Shore brings to life a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history. Masterfully written and suffused with fascinating period detail and insights into the science and behavior of sharks, Close to Shore recounts a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history with startling immediacy.

Experiencing Animal Minds

Experiencing Animal Minds
Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters edited by Julie A Smith, Robert W Mitchell
2012 | EPUB | 19.87MB

In these multidisciplinary essays, academic scholars and animal experts explore the nature of animal minds and the methods humans conventionally and unconventionally use to understand them. The collection features chapters by scholars working in psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, literary studies, and art as well as chapters by or about people who live or work with animals, including the founder of a sanctuary for chickens, a fur trapper, a popular canine psychologist, a horse trainer, and an art photographer who captures everyday contact between humans and their animal companions.

Divided into five sections, the collection first considers the ways that humans live with animals and the influence of cohabitation on their perceptions of animals’ minds. It follows with an examination of anthropomorphism as both a guide and hindrance to mapping animal consciousness. Chapters in the next section examine the effects of embodiment on animals’ minds and the role of animal-human interembodiment on humans’ understandings of animals’ minds. Final sections identify historical representations of difference between human and animal consciousness and their relevance to pre-established cultural attitudes, as well as the ways that representations of animals’ minds target particular audiences and sometimes produce problematic outcomes. The editors conclude with a discussion of the relationship between the book’s chapters and two pressing themes: the relationship of human beliefs about animals’ minds on human ethical behavior and the challenges and conditions for knowing the minds of animals. By inviting readers to compare and contrast multiple, uncommon points of view, this collection offers a unique encounter with the diverse minds and theories now shaping animal studies.

This Is Improbable: Cheese String Theory

This Is Improbable: Cheese String Theory
This Is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research by Marc Abrahams
2012 | EPUB | 6.5MB

Often, thinking seriously about outlandish problems is the only way to make progress in science. The rest of the time, it’s hilarious. Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel prizes, offers an addictive, wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen and how randomly promoting people (rather than doing it based on merit) improves their work.

He also shares the findings of weird experiments, from whether Vegas lap dancers earn higher tips at a certain time of the month to how mice were once outfitted with parachutes to find a better way to murder tree snakes. Abrahams’ tour through this strangest of strange science will first make you laugh, and then make you think about your world in a completely new way.

Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny expose of the most improbable research from around the world, from why one psychologist insisted it was better to promote people randomly to whether Vegas lap dancers get higher tips at certain times of the month. As you travel from the bizarre to the profound, Abrahams will make you laugh, and then think about the world in a completely new way.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run or Ruin an Economy by Tim Harford
2013 | EPUB + AZW3 | 0.66/0.41MB

A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news.

Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world? Asking - among many other things -- what the future holds for the Euro, why the banks are still paying record bonuses and where government borrowing will take us, in The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Tim Harford returns with his trademark clarity and wit to explain what's really going on - and what it means for us all.

The Year Without Pants

The Year Without Pants
The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
2013 | EPUB + MOBI | 5.32/6.05MB

What happens when an old-school management guru leaves the books and lectures behind to lead a young team at a revolutionary company, with no email, no offices, and no rules? The answer is an amazing and entertaining book about the future of work.

Automattic, Inc., runs WordPress.com, the 15th most popular website on the planet, and is the leading organization behind WordPress, the software that powers 20 percent of the entire web—60 million sites and counting. Their success is based on challenging our biggest assumptions about how work is done:

  • Employees work remotely, from wherever in the world they wish
  • No one uses email, preferring customized blogs and online chat
  • There are no schedules, few meetings, and fewer rules
  • Workers launch new ideas and features dozens of times a day

In The Year Without Pants, popular author and former Microsoft manager ('94-'03) Scott Berkun reports on his challenging year working at WordPress.com as the leader of one of its most important teams. His bold and entertaining tale is filled with great advice for managers, executives, and employees alike about how great work is done and what Automattic's success means for the rest of us.

With his legendary humor and the unique perspective of a seasoned outsider-turned-insider, The Year Without Pants is the best book you will read on the ways leadership, productivity, and work are evolving on business's brave new frontier.

10 Ways to Stay Broke Forever

10 Ways to Stay Broke Forever
10 Ways to Stay Broke Forever: Why Be Rich When You Can Have This Much Fun by Laura J McDonald, Susan L Misner
2013 | EPUB | 911.7KB

How to change your free-spending ways, live luxuriously on a budget, and build a sound financial future.

From the founders of GoldenGirlFinance.ca comes a new book on how to get your financial house in order and enjoy the freedom and happiness that comes with a secure financial future. In 10 Ways to Stay Broke. . . Forever, you'll learn why focusing on living well now is almost always a path to poverty later. You might have a new car, a beautiful house, and a wardrobe to die for, but you're shortchanging yourself if you haven't started saving and investing for retirement.

In 10 Ways to Stay Broke . . . Forever, personal finance gurus Laura McDonald and Susan Misner show you how to start planning for tomorrow today. With simple guidance and straight talk about finances, they explain the things women do to stay broke and what you should do instead.

  • From the founders of GoldenGirlFinance.ca, the leading personal finance site for Canadian women
  • Written in an engaging, accessing, and conversational style that takes the fear out of the complex world of finance
  • Features practical, actionable advice for taking control of your personal finances with real-life examples and handy tools

Having money in your pocket is a great feeling. But there's no more amazing feeling than financial security. Having money in the bank means having power, possibility, and opportunity—and nothing feels better than that!

Trading Price Action Reversals

Trading Price Action Reversals
Trading Price Action Reversals: Technical Analysis of Price Charts Bar by Bar for the Serious Trader by Al Brooks
2012 | EPUB | 6.91MB

The key to being a successful trader is finding a system that works and sticking with it. Author Al Brooks, a technical analysis contributor to Futures magazine and an independent trader for twenty-five years, has done just that. Over the course of his career, he's found a way to capture consistent profits regardless of market direction or economic climate. And now, with his new three-book series—which focuses on how to use price action to trade the markets—Brooks takes you step by step through the entire process.

In order to put his methodology in perspective, Brooks examined an essential array of price action basics and trends in the first book of this series, Trading Price Action Trends; provided important insights on trading ranges, breakouts, order management, and the mathematics of trading in the next book, Trading Price Action Trading Ranges; and now moves on to discuss trend reversals, day trading, daily charts, options, and the best setups for all time frames in this third, and final, book of the series, Trading Price Action Reversals.

Divided into four comprehensive parts,

Trading Price Action Reversals

skillfully addresses how to spot and profit from trend reversals—which offer an excellent risk-reward ratio—using the technical analysis of price action. Along the way, it touches on some of the most essential aspects of this approach as well as several other important topics, including:

  • The various types of reversals, their specific characteristics, and how to select the proper ones
  • Capturing profits by successfully trading the "first hour," or more accurately, the opening range of a day session
  • Using price action to effectively incorporate options into your trading strategies
  • Guidelines that can help keep traders on track and put them in a better position to make more informed trades and trade management decisions
  • Specific price action setups that new traders should focus on
  • And much more

Trading is a rewarding endeavor, but it's hard work and requires relentless discipline. To succeed, you have to stick to your rules and avoid emotion—and you have to patiently wait to take only the best trades. Trading Price Action Reversals, the final piece of this three-book set, will help you achieve this goal. With this guide, and the other two books in the series, you'll discover how to develop the patience and discipline to follow a sound system, and reap potentially huge financial rewards in the process.

Trading Price Action Trading Ranges

Trading Price Action Trading Ranges
Trading Price Action Trading Ranges: Technical Analysis of Price Charts Bar by Bar for the Serious Trader by Al Brooks
2012 | EPUB | 4.91MB

The key to being a successful trader is finding a system that works and sticking with it. Author Al Brooks, a technical analysis contributor to Futures magazine and an independent trader for twenty-five years, has done just that. Over the course of his career, he's found a way to capture consistent profits regardless of market direction or economic climate. And now, with his new three-book series—which focuses on how to use price action to trade the markets—Brooks takes you step by step through the entire process.

In order to put his methodology in perspective, Brooks examined an essential array of price action basics and trends in the first book of this series, Trading Price Action Trends; provides important insights on trading ranges, breakouts, order management, and the mathematics of trading in this current book Trading Price Action Trading Ranges; and then moves on to discuss trend reversals, day trading, daily charts, options, and the best setups for all time frames in the third, and final, book of this series, Trading Price Action Reversals.

Divided into five comprehensive parts, Trading Price Action Trading Ranges skillfully addresses how to spot and profit from trading ranges—which most markets are in, most of the time—using the technical analysis of price action. Along the way, it touches on some of the most essential aspects of this approach, including:

  • Trading breakouts, which are transitions from trading ranges to trends, and understanding the gaps they create
  • The two types of "Magnets," Support and Resistance, and what they mean once the market breaks out and begins its move
  • Pullbacks, which are transitions from trends to trading ranges
  • The characteristics commonly found in trading ranges—areas of largely sideways price activity—and examples of how to trade them
  • Honing your order and trade management skills so that you can make more informed entry and exit decisions
  • And much more

Trading is a rewarding endeavor, but it's hard work and requires relentless discipline. To succeed, you have to stick to your rules and avoid emotion—and you have to patiently wait to take only the best trades. Understanding, and utilizing, the information found in Trading Price Action Trading Ranges is the next logical step to achieving this goal. With this guide, and the other two books in the series, you'll discover how to develop the patience and discipline to follow a sound system, and reap potentially huge financial rewards in the process.

Trading Price Action Trends

Trading Price Action Trends
Trading Price Action Trends: Technical Analysis of Price Charts Bar by Bar for the Serious Trader by Al Brooks
2012 | EPUB | 3.67MB

The key to being a successful trader is finding a system that works and sticking with it. Author Al Brooks, a technical analysis contributor to Futures magazine and an independent trader for twenty-five years, has done just that. Over the course of his career, he's found a way to capture consistent profits regardless of market direction or economic climate. And now, with his new three-book series—which focuses on how to use price action to trade the markets—Brooks takes you step by step through the entire process.

In order to put his methodology in perspective, Brooks examines an essential array of price action basics and trends in this initial book; moves on to provide important insights on trading ranges, order management, and the mathematics of trading in the next book, Trading Price Action Trading Ranges; and then discusses trend reversals, day trading, daily charts, options, and the best setups for all time frames in the third, and final, book of this series, Trading Price Action Reversals.

Written with the serious trader in mind, Trading Price Action TRENDS skillfully addresses how understanding price action and effectively reading price charts, bar by bar, can help you follow unfolding patterns, which are all initiated by institutions, helping you to profitably piggyback onto their trades by setting up early entries with tight stops. Engaging and informative, this reliable guide:

  • Discusses how to trade trends, trading ranges, breakouts, and reversals
  • Examines the basic tools of trend lines and trend channels, which can be used to highlight the existence of trends and trading ranges
  • Provides a detailed description of the significance of each type of candle, as well as the mathematics that traders need to know when placing trades
  • And much more

Throughout the book, Brooks focuses primarily on 5 minute candle charts—all of which are created with TradeStation—to illustrate basic principles, but also discusses daily and weekly charts. And since he trades more than just E-mini S&P 500 futures, Brooks also details how price action can be used as the basis for trading stocks, forex, Treasury Note futures, and options.

Trading is a rewarding endeavor, but it's hard work and requires relentless discipline. To succeed,you have to stick to your rules and avoid emotion—and you have to patiently wait to take only the best trades. Trading Price Action TRENDS is your first step in achieving this goal. With this guide, and the other two books in the series, you'll discover how to develop the patience and discipline to follow a sound system, and reap potentially huge financial rewards in the process.

Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market

Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market
Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit from Market Moves [Second Edition] by Kathy Lien
2009 | PDF | 5.2MB

Discover a variety of technical and fundamental profit-making strategies for trading the currency market with the Second Edition of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market.

In this book, Kathy Lien–Director of Currency Research for one of the most popular Forex providers in the world–describes everything from time-tested technical and fundamental strategies you can use to compete with bank traders to a host of more fundamentally-oriented strategies involving intermarket relationships, interest rate differentials, option volatility, news events, and central bank intervention.

Principles of Corporate Finance [Eleventh Edition]

Principles of Corporate Finance [Eleventh Edition]
Principles of Corporate Finance [Eleventh Edition] by Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, Franklin Allen
2013 | EPUB | 16.11MB

The integrated solutions for Brealey’s Principles of Corporate Finance have been specifically designed to help improve student performance, meaning that students are prepared for class and can successfully solve problems and analyze the results. Resources within Connect Finance provide unlimited opportunities for students to practice solving financial problems and apply what they've learned. Brealey’s world-leading content showing managers how to use financial theory to solve practical problems combined with a complete digital solution will help students achieve higher outcomes in the course.

Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life

Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life
Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life by Grant Cardone
2012 | AZW3 | 603.98KB

Whether it’s selling your company’s product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can—and should—be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind.

In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue. You will learn how to handle rejection, turn around negative situations, shorten sales cycles, and guarantee yourself greatness. Cardone will also teach you the success essentials of

  • Selling in a bad economy
  • Overcoming call reluctance
  • Filling your pipeline with new business
  • Staying positive, despite rejection

With the experience of a seasoned sales vet at the helm, Sell or Be Sold will change the way you perceive the sale—and life.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Bankruptcy

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Bankruptcy
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Bankruptcy by Lita Epstein
2010 | MOBI | 981.86KB

The essential chapters for those facing Chapter Seven or Chapter Eleven.

With the percentage of personal bankruptcies soaring to over 10% nationwide, and the process for filing now more complicated, many are investigating their options. This guide, by a business journalist and bankruptcy expert, offers the reader comprehensive information on: all chapters of personal bankruptcy; the most current legal information; and a detailed explanation on filing.

  • Jargon free, pragmatic financial advice
  • Clear, complete and up-to-date information about all aspects of personal bankruptcy
  • State by state exceptions under new laws

The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing

The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing
The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing by John Katz, Frank Holmes
2008 | PDF | 1.92MB

Why did the price of gold hit record highs in 2008? Take a look at the headlines - government bailouts of failed banks, mortgage and credit crises, rising inflation, slowing growth and global insecurity. In order to protect themselves from treacherous financial markets and depreciated paper currencies investors worldwide are turning to gold.

Gold has long been used as money and as a store of wealth, but what's the source of its value? Why does that value sometimes rise so high and at other times fall so low? And what do we know about gold's complex and often tumultuous past that may yield clues about how it may behave in the future?

Gold is a side show on a world financial stage dominated by the dollar. The tail can't wag the dog -gold prices are affected by changes in prospects for the dollar and not vice versa. With uncertain outcomes for the American and global economies, gold's stateless money franchise makes this book compelling reading.

A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World

A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World
A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World by Gregory Clark
2008 | EPUB | 6.75MB

Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? In A Farewell to Alms, Gregory Clark tackles these profound questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations.

Countering the prevailing theory that the Industrial Revolution was sparked by the sudden development of stable political, legal, and economic institutions in seventeenth-century Europe, Clark shows that such institutions existed long before industrialization. He argues instead that these institutions gradually led to deep cultural changes by encouraging people to abandon hunter-gatherer instincts-violence, impatience, and economy of effort-and adopt economic habits-hard work, rationality, and education.

The problem, Clark says, is that only societies that have long histories of settlement and security seem to develop the cultural characteristics and effective workforces that enable economic growth. For the many societies that have not enjoyed long periods of stability, industrialization has not been a blessing. Clark also dissects the notion, championed by Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, that natural endowments such as geography account for differences in the wealth of nations.

A brilliant and sobering challenge to the idea that poor societies can be economically developed through outside intervention, A Farewell to Alms may change the way global economic history is understood.

How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Companies

How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Companies
How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Companies by David Lester, Carol Tice
2012 | EPUB | 3.59MB

How do you turn a good idea into a great business?

Lots of us have ideas we think would make great businesses. Most of us never do anything with those ideas. Maybe it's because we're really happy with our jobs, maybe it's because we're not confident that our idea would really work. Or maybe it's simply because we don't know where to start.

This book is about 30 people like you. They had an idea, and went on to start a business. Those businesses are all extremely successful and most are now household names all across America.

With success stories ranging from retail and gaming to social media and the restaurant business, How They Started relives the humble beginnings of companies such as Coca-Cola and Disney, Google and Twitter, Zynga and Chipotle Grill. Through personal interviews with key sources - including founders, investors and past employees - each profile reveals how the company took its first tentative steps and subsequently became the famous name it is today.

Written by Carol Tice, regular writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, and David Lester, who set up a highly successful software company in Farmington, CT and now runs a company dedicated to supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs, How They Started is an enlightening and fascinating book that answers key questions for each business, such as:

  • What happened first?
  • How did they choose their name?
  • How much did it cost to set up?
  • Where did they find suppliers?
  • How did they get their first customers?
  • What problems did they run into - and how did they overcome them?

Profiles include: Blackberry, Chipotle Grill, Coca-Cola, Disney, Dropbox, eBay, Electronic Arts, Etsy, Gatorade, Google, Groupon, IBM, Jamba Juice, KFC, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Pinkberry, Spanx, Trip Advisor, Twitter, Wholefoods, Zipcar, Zynga.

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences
Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong by Edward Conard
2012 | PDF | 3.97MB

In the aftermath of the Financial Crisis, many commonly held beliefs have emerged to explain its cause. Conventional wisdom blames Wall Street and the mortgage industry for using low down pay­ments, teaser rates, and other predatory tactics to seduce unsuspecting home owners into assuming mortgages they couldn’t afford. It blames average Americans for borrowing recklessly and spending too much. And it blames the tax policies and deregulatory environment of the Reagan and Bush administrations for encouraging reckless risk taking by wealthy individuals and financial institutions.

But according to Unintended Consequences, the conventional wisdom masks the real causes of our economic disruption and puts us at risk of facing a slew of unintended—and potentially dangerous—consequences. This book addresses many essential but overlooked questions, such as:

  • If the United States had become a nation of reckless consumers rather than investors, why did productivity soar in the years leading up to the meltdown?
  • If predatory bankers took advantage of home owners, why did down payments decline, thereby shifting risk from home owners to lenders?
  • If the risks were easy to spot, why did top political and financial advisers encourage lenders to make unsound investments?
  • If new regulations encourage banks to hold enough capital to fund withdrawals and not just loan losses, how will the economy underwrite the risks necessary to reach full employment?

In an attempt to set the record straight and fill the void left by other analysts, Conard presents a fas­cinating and contrarian case for how the economy really works, what went wrong over the past decade, and what steps we can take to start growing again.

Build Your Dreams: How To Make a Living Doing What You Love

Build Your Dreams: How To Make a Living Doing What You Love
Build Your Dreams: How To Make a Living Doing What You Love by Chip Hiden, Alexis Irvin
2013 | EPUB | 2.87MB

The Dream Share Project, a documentary and career workshop created by Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin, has inspired thousands of college students across the U.S. In Build Your Dreams, Chip and Alexis transform their program into the ultimate career guide for a generation of “rebels” seeking passionate work. Through essays, anecdotes, exercises, tasks, and illustrations, Build Your Dreams offers a unique 5-stage framework (using the acronym DREAM) for 20-somethings to make a living doing what they love:

  • Discovery: This stage helps the reader unearth their passions and explores eight ways to test-drive a dream.
  • Research: Teaches how to break a big vision down into actionable and measurable mini-goals.
  • Embark: Offers guidance on financing a dream by providing Millennial-friendly expense-slashing techniques, easy-to-use budgeting templates, and fund-raising strategies.
  • Adapt: Utilizing anecdotes and exercises, this stage helps the reader surmount potential pitfalls on the path to their dream.
  • Maintain: Focuses on teaching the reader how to make their dream profitable.

Interactive, achievable, and enlightening, Build Your Dreams is the ultimate career guide for 80 million young people born between 1982 and 2001 who are poised to transform their passions into a fulfilling career and lifestyle.

Communicating in Business

Communicating in Business
Communicating in Business by Insley Robert
2013 | PDF | 93.7MB

The number of ways organizational stakeholders communicate with each other is expanding rapidly as evidenced by the popularity of social network sites, blogging, and the never-ending introduction of mobile communication technologies.

Robert G. Insley's Communicating in Business, set to be released this summer, gives the reader to tools to communicate effectively and efficiently in this ever-changing environment.

Seamlessly fusing a book with accompanying website resources, Communicating in Business is a comprehensive, introductory business communication textbook that serves university, junior college, and community college students from a variety of disciplines. While written for business students and corporate/government personnel, the book is a practical, easy-to-read and comprehend, valuable resource to non-business majors who sense a need for some business training.

Securing Your Financial Future

Securing Your Financial Future
Securing Your Financial Future: Complete Personal Finance for Beginners by Chris Smith
2012 | EPUB | 1.94MB

When it comes to personal finance, the rules may have changed, but the time-tested principles of sound personal financial management haven't. Those starting out on their paths to financial security just need to learn them better and apply them earlier than ever before - ideally, right from the start.

Previous generations have had some help in achieving financial security that young people can't count on today: generous employer pensions, steady housing price increases, and a well-funded Social Security program, to name a few. In short, the old "muddle through" approach won't cut it anymore - not even close. A steady income is still a must, but parlaying this into long-term financial security is now an entirely different proposition than ever before. The institutions of the past can no longer be relied upon to handle the process; each person now needs to manage the long-term financial planning and decision making on their own.

Fortunately, though, anyone just starting out can still achieve a very strong financial future from almost any income level - but only by doing the right things to make it happen. Those things aren't particularly hard to understand or to do, but it is important to do them right, to do them consistently, and to do them in the right order. Most importantly, if you get an early start, the risks are minimal and the payoff is substantial. But each year that passes, the risks go up and the payoff goes down. If you have just started out in your financial life, or if you are just about to, and you want a complete and practical education in the fundamentals of personal finance for a secure future, then this book is for you. Chris Smith guides readers through the basics of saving, investing, and financial planning in language that is clear, accessible, and lively, making difficult concepts understandable to the novice, and enjoyable to those who already have some understanding. He shows readers how to apply this knowledge, and to avoid the most common pitfalls, to insure the best possible outcome for long-term financial security.

The Complete Personal Finance Handbook

The Complete Personal Finance Handbook
The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: A Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future by Teri B Clark
2007 | EPUB | 5.28MB

Personal financial planning is the process of establishing your own financial goals and creating a way to reach them. The ongoing process involves examining all existing resources, developing a plan to use them, and systematically implementing the plan to achieve your short- and long-term goals. They must be monitored and reviewed periodically to make adjustments to assure that they continue to move you toward your financial goals.

Your family's financial future depends in large part on decisions you make and steps you take today. Busy, successful people are often so involved with day-to-day personal and business responsibilities that they don't take the time to plan their own financial future. And unfortunately, financial security and sound investments rarely happen by chance.

This new book, written in easy-to-understand terminology, will guide you on the way to financial security for you and your family. You will learn the personal financial basics of budgeting; insurance; marriage, single, and divorce financial solutions; health care possibilities; retirement planning and saving; wills and estate planning; managing and eliminating debt; solving your credit score and credit issues; and home ownership. You will avoid legal issues, obtain documents you need to have, deal with mortgages, taxes, and tax planning. You will invest your money using the latest strategies while responding to life events, starting a small business, getting college financial aid, avoiding debt and bankruptcy, and borrowing money. The new areas of concern are explained: elder issues and identity theft worries.

A History of Interest Rates [Fourth Edition]

A History of Interest Rates [Fourth Edition]
A History of Interest Rates [Fourth Edition] by Sidney Homer, Richard Sylla
2005 | EPUB | 21.2MB

A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies.

Underlying the analysis is their assertion that "the free market long-term rates of interest for any industrial nation, properly charted, provide a sort of fever chart of the economic and political health of that nation." Given the enormous volatility of rates in the 20th century, this implies we're living in age of political and economic excesses that are reflected in massive interest rate swings. Gain more insight into this assertion by ordering a copy of this book today.

The Discourse Trap and the US Military

The Discourse Trap and the US Military
The Discourse Trap and the US Military: From the War on Terror to the Surge by Jeffrey Michaels
2013 | PDF | 3.17MB

A 'discourse trap' is a phenomenon seen worldwide in which the discourses and associated terminology devised for political or military reasons can entrap policymakers by motivating or constraining their actions. Beginning with the discourse of 'counter-terrorism' that occurred post 9/11, this book examines the language employed inside the US Defense Department during the period 2001-2012.

Michaels demonstrates how during the course of a conflict, the politics of terminology can constitute an important battlefield in its own right. As the studies of 'Global War on Terror', 'Shock and Awe', 'Iraq Adversary Characterizations' and 'The Surge' presented here demonstrate, the language of war had a direct impact on US strategy and operations, and not necessarily a positive one.

Disciplining Terror: How Experts Invented 'Terrorism'

Disciplining Terror: How Experts Invented 'Terrorism'
Disciplining Terror: How Experts Invented 'Terrorism' by Dr Lisa Stampnitzky
2013 | PDF | 3.1MB

Since 9/11 we have been told that terrorists are pathological evildoers, beyond our comprehension. Before the 1970s, however, hijackings, assassinations, and other acts we now call 'terrorism' were considered the work of rational strategic actors. 'Disciplining Terror' examines how political violence became 'terrorism,' and how this transformation ultimately led to the current 'war on terror.'

Drawing upon archival research and interviews with terrorism experts, Lisa Stampnitzky traces the political and academic struggles through which experts made terrorism, and terrorism made experts. She argues that the expert discourse on terrorism operates at the boundary - itself increasingly contested - between science and politics, and between academic expertise and the state. Despite terrorism now being central to contemporary political discourse, there have been few empirical studies of terrorism experts.

This book investigates how the concept of terrorism has been developed and used over recent decades.

Better Off Without 'Em

Better Off Without 'Em
Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession by Chuck Thompson
2012 | EPUB | 3.03MB

Let’s talk about secession.
Not exactly the most suitable cocktail party conversation starter anywhere in the country, but take that notion deep into the heart of Dixie and you might find yourself running from the possum-hunting conservatives, trailer-park lifers, and prayer warriors Chuck Thompson encountered during the two years he spent traveling the American South asking the question: Would we be better off without ’em?

The result is a heavily researched, serious inquiry into national divides which is unabashedly controversial, often uproarious, and always thought-provoking. From a church service in Mobile, Alabama, where the gospel entertainer announces "Islam is upon us!" to a store selling Ku Klux Klan memorabilia on a quaint little street in South Carolina—Thompson lifts the green velvet drapes on a South that would seem to belong more to the time of Rhett and Scarlett than the dawn of the twenty-first century.

By crunching numbers, interviewing experts, and roaming the not-so-former Confederacy, Thompson—an openly disgruntled liberal from the Northwest—makes a compelling case for southern secession. What would the new nations look like if Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was elected as the first President of the Confederate States of America? If a southern electorate was left to fend for itself while the North did damage control on an economy decimated by cut-rate southern workers who operate as a rival nation within its own borders? If the BCS championship football game were replaced by a North vs. South Coca Cola/ Starbucks Blood Bowl™? If Florida went to the South and Texas to the North in the most complex land-and-population grab in American history?

Better Off Without ’Em is a deliberately provocative book whose insight, humor, fierce and fearless politics, and sheer nerve will spark a national debate that is perhaps long overdue.

The High Road to China

The High Road to China
The High Road to China: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the First British Expedition to Tibet by Kate Teltscher
2006 | EPUB | 5.3MB

In 1774, British traders longed to open relations with China so they sent a young Scotsman, George Bogle, as an envoy to Tibet. Bogle became smitten by what he saw there, and struck up a remarkable friendship with the Panchen Lama. This gripping book tells the story of their two extraordinary journeys across some of the harshest and highest terrain in the world: Bogle's mission, and the Panchen Lama's state visit to China, on which British hopes were hung.

Piecing together extracts from Bogle's private papers, Tibetan biographies of the Panchen Lama, the account of a wandering Hindu monk and the writings of the Emperor himself, Kate Teltsher deftly reconstructs the momentous meeting of these very different worlds.

Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792

Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792
Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792 by Ambrogio A Caiani
2012 | PDF | 4.49MB

The experience, and failure, of Louis XVI's short-lived constitutional monarchy of 1789–1792 deeply influenced the politics and course of the French Revolution. The dramatic breakdown of the political settlement of 1789 steered the French state into the decidedly stormy waters of political terror and warfare on an almost global scale.

This book explores how the symbolic and political practices which underpinned traditional Bourbon kingship ultimately succumbed to the radical challenge posed by the Revolution's new 'proto-republican' culture. While most previous studies have focused on Louis XVI's real and imagined foreign counterrevolutionary plots, Ambrogio A. Caiani examines the king's hitherto neglected domestic activities in Paris.

Drawing on previously unexplored archival source material, Caiani provides an alternative reading of Louis XVI in this period, arguing that the monarch's symbolic behaviour and the organisation of his daily activities and personal household were essential factors in the people's increasing alienation from the newly established constitutional monarchy.

The Stammering Century

The Stammering Century
The Stammering Century by Gilbert Seldes
2012 | EPUB | 2.77MB

Gilbert Seldes, the author of The Stammering Century, writes:

This book is not a record of the major events in Ameri­can history during the nineteenth century. It is concerned with minor movements, with the cults and manias of that period. Its personages are fanatics, and radicals, and mountebanks. Its intention is to connect these secondary movements and figures with the primary forces of the century, and to supply a back-ground in American history for the Prohibitionists and the Pente­costalists; the diet-faddists and the dealers in mail-order Personality; the play censors and the Fundamen­talists; the free-lovers and eugenists; the cranks and possibly the saints. Sects, cults, manias, movements, fads, religious excitements, and the relation of each of these to the others and to the orderly progress of America are the subject.

The subject is of course as timely at the beginning of the twenty-first century as when the book first appeared in 1928. Seldes’s fascinated and often sympathetic accounts of dreamers, rogues, frauds, sectarians, madmen, and geniuses from Jonathan Edwards to the messianic murderer Matthias have established The Stammering Century not only as a lasting contribution to American history but as a classic in its own right.

Ancient Treasures

Ancient Treasures
Ancient Treasures: The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts
2013 | EPUB | 3.03MB

Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts?

It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures read like edge-of-the-seat fiction, somewhere between Indiana Jones and James Bond.

In Ancient Treasures, you will read fascinating stories of lost hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including:

  • The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire--estimated to be worth $200 million--looted in the 1970s and sold on the black market.
  • The Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and brought to the castle at Königsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared.
  • The fabulous wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried in the ground for safekeeping, only to be unearthed centuries later by humble metal detectorists.
  • The wrecks of the Spanish treasure fleets, whose New World plunder has been the target of elaborate salvage attempts by modern treasure hunters.

Hidden History

Hidden History
Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries by Brian Haughton
2007 | EPUB | 3.59MB

Hidden History fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history, using the latest available data and a common-sense, open-minded approach. With more than 50 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those readers interested in the archaeology of these great conundrums.

Written by archaeologist and devote of the esoteric Brian Haughton, Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries is an amazing survey of mystic places, people, events and structures throughout history. From clues to the true identity of the Queen of Sheba, to ongoing debates concerning the Great Sphinx, to the Irish Newgrange megalith hundreds of years older than the Giza Pyramid and Stonehenge, to evidence for the origins of the Greek myth concerning the Minotaur, each chapter sheds new light on ancient quandaries of human history. A scattering of black-and-white photographs illustrate this fantastic volume; though highly speculative at times, Hidden History is sure to be a treat for anyone with a taste for ancient fables, wonders, and conundrums.

The Colonel and Little Missie [Audiobook]

The Colonel and Little Missie [Audiobook]
The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America [Audiobook] by Larry McMurtry, read by Michael Prichard
2005 | MP3@128 kbps | 4 hrs 32 mins | 404.78MB

From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protegee, the "slip of a girl" from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot anybody to become the most celebrated starof Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

In this sweeping dual biography, Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends, and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill helped invent the image of the West that still exists today-cowboys and Indians, rodeo, rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buck-skin. The short, slight Annie Oakley-born Phoebe Ann Moses -spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, including Hunkpapa leader, Sitting Bull, Oakley became a legend in her own right and after her death, achieved a new lease of fame in Irving Berlin's musical Annie, Get Your Gun.

To each other, they were always "Missie" and "Colonel" To the rest of the world, they were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed. Larry McMurtry - a writer who understands the West better than any other-recreates their astonishing careers and curious friendship in a fascinating history that reads like the very best of his fiction.

Crazy Horse [Audiobook]

Crazy Horse [Audiobook]
Crazy Horse [Audiobook] by Larry McMurtry, read by Scott Brick
1999 | MP3@128 kbps | 178.22MB

In writing his superb life of Crazy Horse, Larry McMurtry faced the same obstacle as every previous biographer of the Oglala Sioux icon: a notable paucity of facts. This didn't inhibit such chroniclers as Mari Sandoz or Stephen Ambrose (whose dual portrait of Crazy Horse and George Custer featured a certain amount of authorial ventriloquism). In this case, however, the shortage of documentation actually works to the reader's advantage. Unencumbered by reams of scholarly detail, McMurtry's book has the shapeliness and inevitability of a fine novella. The author may describe it as an "exercise in assumption, conjecture, and surmise"--but his phrase does scant justice to this elegant, admirably scrupulous portrait.

As McMurtry recounts, Crazy Horse was born around 1840 in what is now South Dakota. Already the arrival of white settlers--who brought with them such mixed blessings as metal tools, firearms, and smallpox--had begun to transform the culture of the Plains Indians. But soon a more ominous note crept into the relationship: "The Plains Indians were beginning to be seen as mobile impediments; what they stood in the way of was progress, a concept dear to the American politician." As whites sought to remove these impediments with increasing brutality, Crazy Horse led his people in a sporadic and ultimately doomed resistance, which peaked at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Within a year the young warrior (and occasional visionary) had surrendered to the United States Army. Four months later he was dead, stabbed in a highly suspicious scuffle with white and Indian policemen, and the Sioux resistance died with its legendary leader.

McMurtry's powers of compression are formidable. In no more than a few rapid paragraphs, he gives a sense of how this "prairie Platonist" divided the world into transient things and eternal, invisible spirits. He also conveys his opinion of Caucasian double-dealing with fine, acerbic efficiency: "In August, Custer emerged and described the beauties of the Black Hills in mouthwatering terms. In another life he would have made a wonderful real-estate developer. In this case he sold one of the most beautiful pieces of real estate in the West to a broke, depressed public who couldn't wait to get into those hills and start scratching up gold." McMurtry's Crazy Horse is the leanest and least rhetorical version yet of this American tragedy--which makes it, oddly enough, among the most moving.

Sitting Bull and His World [Audiobook]

Sitting Bull and His World [Audiobook]
Sitting Bull and His World [Audiobook] by Albert Marrin, read by Ed Sala
2001 | MP3@56 kbps | 207.98MB

Sitting Bull calmly dismounted his horse. Slowly, he walked straight toward a menacing line of entrenched U.S. 7th Cavalry riflemen. A hundred yards away, he sat and defiantly smoked his pipe until it was empty, bullets peppering the ground around him. He then rose and walked back to his people, unharmed. Sitting Bull--the great Lakota chief, warrior, and holy man is commonly remembered for leading his people during the Battle of Little Bighorn. His is a story of both extraordinary achievement and unthinkable hardship. He valiantly defended his way of life, but was shamefully and brutally bullied by America's government. Respected among Indians as no other chief in history, he was inhumanely despised by whites as an evil, violent savage.

More than a biography, this book is a history of Plains Indian tribes during Sitting Bull's time. Through meticulous research, Albert Marrin recreates the great chief's world, shattering many myths in the process. Narrator Ed Sala vividly reconstructs the events surrounding this legendary man.

Journey Into Darkness

Journey Into Darkness
Journey Into Darkness: Follow the FBI's Premier Investigative Profiler as He Penetrates the Minds and Motives of the Most Terrifying Serial Criminals by Mark Olshaker, John Douglas
2012 | EPUB | 1.52MB

Some authors are worth reading because of their area of expertise, even when their objectivity may be questionable. This is true of John Douglas, who follows up his Mindhunter with another assortment of his observations and opinions from his ex-job as the FBI's top expert on constructing behavioral profiles of criminals.

This book contains several passages of interest: a detailed discussion of the modus operandi versus the "signature" of a murder, and how each relates to motive; thoughts on how the press and the public can be used to flush out a killer; a taxonomy of pedophiles, with a chapter on how to protect children from them; a detailed analysis of the savage sex-murder of a female Marine; a profile of the Nicole Simpson/Ron Goldman killer; and a report on how the courts are handling behavioral testimony. Always biased, often egotistical, but uniquely experienced--that's Douglas.

Law & Disorder [Audiobook]

Law & Disorder [Audiobook]
Law & Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler's Relentless Pursuit of Justice [Audiobook] by John Douglas, Mark Olshaker, read by Joe Barrett
2013 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 56 mins | 382.79MB

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Mindhunter -- former FBI agent John Douglas and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Mark Olshaker -- comes an explosive look at how a high-profile murder case can test the limits of even the most seasoned investigator.

For twenty-five years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where he headed the elite Investigative Support Unit. The real-life model for FBI Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, he's had a brilliant and terrifying career, getting inside the minds of notorious murderers and serial killers such as Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and David Berkowitz (Son of Sam). Written with long-time collaborator Mark Olshaker, Law and Disorder is Douglas' most provocative and personal book to date. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professional's worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayed -- or even denied.

Through a series of character-driven case histories -- from the earliest trials in Salem, Massachusetts, to the bungled trial of Amanda Knox -- Douglas shows what happens when the system breaks down and bias, media coverage, and other influences get in the way of a dispassionate pursuit of the evidence. Here also are Douglas' personal reflections on his ongoing search for the truth, from painful lessons learned early in his career to his controversial findings in the West Memphis Three and JonBenet Ramsey investigations. Brimming with procedural detail, Law and Disorder is an eye-opening insider's account of the exhilaration and frustration that attend the quest for justice.

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit [Audiobook] by John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
2010 | MP3 + EPUB | 15 hrs 30 mins | 426.61MB

During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.

As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.

Now, in chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases -- and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

Obsession [Audiobook]

Obsession [Audiobook]
Obsession: The FBI's Legendary Profiler Probes the Psyches of Killers, Rapists, and Stalkers and Their Victims and Tells How to Fight Back [Audiobook] by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
2010 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 2 hrs 59 mins | 82.5MB

In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as Ronnie Shelton, the serial rapist who terrorized Cleveland; and New York's notorious "Preppie Murder."

But Douglas also looks at obsession on the other side of the moral spectrum: his own career-long obsession with hunting these predators. Douglas shows us how we can all fight back and protect ourselves, our families, and loved ones against the scourge of the violent predators in our midst.

The first step is insight and understanding, and no one is better qualified to penetrate Obsession than John Douglas.

The Economist Audio Edition [September 7, 2013]

The Economist Audio Edition [September 7, 2013]
The Economist Audio Edition [September 7, 2013]
English | MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | ~ 8 hrs | 185.19MB

The audio edition contains word-for-word recordings of all articles published in The Economist, read by professional broadcasters and actors. It is ideal for anyone who wants to listen to articles while travelling, exercising or just relaxing.

The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by "The Economist Newspaper Ltd" and edited in London. It has been in continuous publication since James Wilson established it in September 1843. As of summer 2007, its average circulation topped 1.2 million copies a week, about half of which are sold in North America. Consequently it is often seen as a transatlantic (as opposed to solely British) news source.

The aim of The Economist is "to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress."Subjects covered include international news, economics, politics, business, finance, science, technology, and the arts. The publication is targeted at the high-end "prestige" segment of the market and counts among its audience influential business and government decision-makers.

It takes a strongly argued editorial stance on many issues, especially its support for free trade and fiscal conservatism; it can thus be considered as a magazine which practises advocacy journalism.

Although The Economist calls itself a newspaper and refers to its staff as correspondents, it is printed in magazine form on glossy paper, like a newsmagazine.

Articles in this issue:

The world this week

  • Politics this week
  • Business this week

Leaders

  • Striking Syria
  • Fight this war, not the last one
  • Global finance
  • Where's the next Lehman?
  • A Chinese power struggle
  • Hunting tigers
  • The economics of companies
  • The man who showed why firms exist
  • 3D printing
  • From dental braces to astronauts' seats

Letters

  • On Syria, Janet Yellen, Chernobyl, crime, cities, education, cyborgs

Briefing

  • Clever cities
  • The multiplexed metropolis
  • Urban dreamscapes
  • Starting from scratch

United States

  • America and Syria
  • To bomb, or not to bomb?
  • Labour unions
  • Fast-food condemnation
  • Interstate pollution
  • Smother my neighbour
  • What state lawmakers earn
  • Some work for nothing
  • Welfare and work
  • Taxing hard-up Americans at 95%
  • Lexington
  • Farming as rocket science
  • Correction: Maine

The Americas

  • Governing Mexico
  • The suits v the street
  • Telecoms in Canada
  • Patriotic but pricey
  • NSA spying in Latin America
  • Snoops and snubs

Asia

  • Indonesia's 2014 elections
  • Let the games begin
  • Damming the Mekong
  • Fish-friendly?
  • Central Asia and its Russian dependence
  • Remittance man
  • Counter-terrorism in India
  • Do Lali
  • Banyan
  • This land is whose land?

China

  • Political manoeuvring
  • The plot thickens
  • Another princeling in court
  • Listening to the masses
  • The burden on students
  • Must not try harder

Middle East and Africa

  • Kenya and the international court
  • It's show time
  • Liberia
  • Skin-deep success
  • Ghana's supreme court
  • Doing it properly
  • The Palestinians
  • Lonely Hamas
  • The state of Egypt
  • Old ways return
  • Iran's new government
  • A very different flavour

Europe

  • Germany's election
  • Descent into banality
  • France and Syria
  • The American president's trailer?
  • Sweden and America
  • A president's first-ever visit
  • Moscow's mayoral elections
  • Inspired by “The Wire”
  • Charlemagne
  • When the wind blows

Britain

  • The establishment and Syria
  • Britannia waives
  • Stagecoach in America
  • Tartan tyres
  • Reviving languages
  • Generation monoglot
  • Classical education
  • Latin, innit
  • The price of leisure
  • Pay to park
  • David Frost remembered
  • The television man
  • Mining in Yorkshire
  • Wuthering Depths
  • Digital family trees
  • This little isle
  • Football transfers
  • Reassuringly expensive
  • Bagehot
  • Grounded for now

International

  • Women in sport
  • Game, sex and match
  • Internet security
  • Kill or cure

Technology Quarterly

  • Monitor
  • The race is not to the swift
  • If tooth be told
  • Bang but no boom
  • The referee's a robot
  • First, wash your hands
  • The sound of silence
  • Difference engine
  • The rebirth of the diesel engine
  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing scales up
  • How 3D printers work
  • High-tech fabrics
  • Material benefits
  • Biofuels
  • What happened to biofuels?
  • Working with robots
  • Our friends electric
  • Brain scan
  • Microsoft's other mogul

Business

  • Casinos in Asia
  • The rise of the low-rollers
  • Casinos in Asia
  • Place your bets
  • Reshaping telecoms
  • The big mobile-phone reset
  • Schumpeter
  • Montessori management

Finance and economics

  • Raghuram Rajan joins the RBI
  • Into the pressure cooker
  • The capital-freeze index
  • Stop signs
  • Tobacco-settlement bonds
  • Unlucky strike
  • Buttonwood
  • Squaring the circle
  • Offshore tax evasion
  • Swiss finished?
  • Economic data
  • Peeking early
  • Free exchange
  • One of the giants
  • Schools brief
  • The origins of the financial crisis
  • Crash course
  • Explaining the schools briefs
  • Science and technology

Solar powered drones

  • On a bright new wing
  • Brain training for older people
  • Put away the knitting
  • Neglected diseases
  • Nodding acquaintance
  • Radiation and birds
  • Not so blindingly obvious

Books and arts

  • China at the liberation
  • The road to serfdom
  • Catholicism in the developing world
  • Hardly a unifying church
  • Laurence Olivier
  • A man for all seasons
  • New fiction
  • Kiss of death
  • Britain in the 1990s
  • Nice change
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Negotiating world peace

Obituary

  • Seamus Heaney<