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Abandoned in the Wasteland

Author : Newton Minow
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Argues that the First Amendment can be used on behalf of children to make sure television nurtures rather than harms them

Inside the Presidential Debates

Author : Newton N. Minow
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Newton Minow’s long engagement with the world of television began nearly fifty years ago when President Kennedy appointed him chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. As its head, Minow would famously dub TV a “vast wasteland,” thus inaugurating a career dedicated to reforming television to better serve the public interest. Since then, he has been chairman of PBS and on the board of CBS and elsewhere, but his most lasting contribution remains his leadership on televised presidential debates. He was assistant counsel to Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson when Stevenson first proposed the idea of the debates in 1960; he served as cochair of the presidential debates in 1976 and 1980; and he helped create and is currently vice chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has organized the debates for the last two decades. Written with longtime collaborator Craig LaMay, this fascinating history offers readers for the first time a genuinely inside look into the origins of the presidential debates and the many battles—both legal and personal—that have determined who has been allowed to debate and under what circumstances. The authors do not dismiss the criticism of the presidential debates in recent years but do come down solidly in favor of them, arguing that they are one of the great accomplishments of modern American electoral politics. As they remind us, the debates were once unique in the democratic world, are now emulated across the globe, and they offer the public the only real chance to see the candidates speak in direct response to one another in a discussion of major social, economic, and foreign policy issues. Looking to the challenges posed by third-party candidates and the emergence of new media such as YouTube, Minow and LaMay ultimately make recommendations for the future, calling for the debates to become less formal, with candidates allowed to question each other and citizens allowed to question candidates directly. They also explore the many ways in which the Internet might serve to broaden the debates’ appeal and informative power. Whether it’s Clinton or Obama vs. McCain, Inside the Presidential Debates will be welcomed in 2008 by anyone interested in where this crucial part of our democracy is headed—and how it got there.

Abandoned Princess Magic Book

Author : Zi SeLiuSu
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She was a proud, aloof, talented, and elegant princess who was unrivalled in the world. She was the princess of the Sky Rain Nation, loved and doted upon by thousands, and all the men were proud to be able to see her once. Of course, she didn't care about them; he was a devilish, ruthless, dark, murderous man. He was a hero of the country who made his enemies tremble in fear, but he loved her deeply, tenderly, and with great care. However, everything appeared to be on the surface. She loved him wholeheartedly; he had plotted and sought her home! In an instant, the country fell. From the princess to the imperial concubine to the lowly servant, she endured it and kept a low profile. She lived in a lowly position in his imperial harem just to avenge her country. When they met again, he would be the cold-hearted emperor while she would be the unparalleled beauty who would bring chaos to the world ...

Into the Wasteland

Author : Todd Cates
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The Wasteland Chronicles Collection

Author : Kyle West
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This collection contains the first three Wasteland Chronicles books - over 700 pages of post-apocalyptic action! In the year 2030, the meteor Ragnarok impacted Earth. Billions died, the sky went crimson, and humanity entered a new dark age from which it would not emerge for centuries. The U.S. government saved its most vital citizens with a system of underground bunkers. Where once there were 144, now only four remain - fallen for reasons of starvation, rebellion, or worse. For in the wake of Ragnarok come new and sinister threats. Threats which do not yet have a name... Born into this bleak, post-apocalyptic world is Alex Keener. He's lived his entire life underground in Bunker 108, never having seen the sun. But the day he turns sixteen, everything changes when he's tasked to go on a recon into the deadly wasteland outside. And what he finds out there will change his life forever... Post apocalyptic, zombies, monsters, dystopian, survival, young adult, apocalypse

The Old Man and the Wasteland

Author : Nick Cole
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The Old Man and the Wasteland is the first book in Nick Cole’s The Wasteland Saga. Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, The Old Man and the Wasteland is a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the Post-Apocalyptic American Southwest.

Changing Societies

Author : Anthony M. Orum
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Changing Societies offers a fresh, timely approach to sociology. Based upon nested theory, the book explains sociology through processes of global and local change--showing how social change occurs in larger global or national structures and influences events that happen in students' immediate personal and social environments. At the same time, Changing Societies emphasizes that social change is a two-way street--that we can influence the world in addition to being affected by it. Racial, ethnic, and gender differences are themes that are woven into every chapter of the book, showing how they affect stratification and inequality, and the workings of particular social institutions and processes. A concluding chapter not only explains agency and social movements, but involves students in activities that help them to think about and plan social action.

Millennials Rising

Author : Neil Howe
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By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.

Encyclopedia of Television News

Author : Michael D. Murray
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A recent Times-Mirror survey has shown that 65 percent of Americans prefer television over other news media for news coverage, an increase of 10 percent in just over a decade. To understand the enormous impact television news has had on American life, it is important to define the contributions made by various individuals in the field, as well as to recognize the news programs and broadcast journalism issues that have captivated, enlightened, and informed our nation. Never before have the forces and individuals of television news been so thoroughly and authoritatively examined.

Blood Type Infected 5 The Departed

Author : Matthew Marchon
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It’s all come to this. All roads lead here, to the end. The end of man. The end of an era. The end of the world. They’ve been abandoned in the wasteland as the apocalypse rages on. Left to die by those they thought were dead. With the helicopter gone, taking all hope with it, there’s only one thing left to do… Survive.

Contemporary Authors

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The Secrets of Successful People

Author : Gary McGuire
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Law and the Arts

Author : Hofstra University
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This interdisciplinary study examines the relationships between law and the humanities. On the one side, chapters focus attention on legal restraints in the media, censorship of the arts, copyright protection on the Internet, and artists' rights in the past and in the present cyberspace era. On the other, the role played by law in literature and the theatre is explored, and one essay examines the architectural design of the U.S. Supreme Court and how its architect fit into political history.

Sesame Street and the Reform of Children s Television

Author : Robert W. Morrow
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By the late 1960s more than a few critics of American culture groused about the condition of television programming and, in particular, the quality and content of television shows for children. In the eyes of the reform-minded, commercial television crassly exploited young viewers; its violence and tastelessness served no higher purpose than the bottom line. The Children's Television Workshop (CTW)—and its fresh approach to writing and producing programs for kids—emerged from this growing concern. Sesame Street—CTW's flagship, hour-long show—aimed to demonstrate how television could help all preschoolers, including low-income urban children, prepare for first grade. In this engaging study Robert W. Morrow explores the origins and inner workings of CTW, how the workshop in New York scripted and designed Sesame Street, and how the show became both a model for network television as well as a thorn in its side. Through extensive archival research and a systematic study of sample programs from Sesame Street's first ten seasons, Morrow tells the story of Sesame Street's creation; the ideas, techniques, organization, and funding behind it; its place in public discourse; and its ultimate and unfortunate failure as an agent of commercial television reform.

The War of the World

Author : Niall Ferguson
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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide? His quest for new answers takes him from the walls of Nanjing to the bloody beaches of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic cleansing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. The result, as brilliantly written as it is vital, is a great historian's masterwork.

Economic History of the Qing Dynasty

Author : Li Shi
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The book is the volume of “Economic History of the Qing Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

The Wastelands

Author : Anthony Cancelliere
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The Wastelands is a book of short stories compiled to shock, disturb and maybe even evoke laughter. Inside are tales from the far future and a tyrannical government to a therapist who may have found the ability to change the past. You'll find the true meaning of madness and how simply and how fast it can take over a rather rational man. You will find out what it is like to be the last man on earth and suddenly find out that you may no longer be alone. These are stories that shall tap into your darkest fears and also open up your wildest fantasies and imagination. The ones that you've only thought about. Inside these pages are your greatest desires and most terrifying nightmares. These are stories that could only come from one place and it's a small little place that we like to call The Wastelands.

Corporate Wasteland

Author : Steven High
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A Fascinating Investigation of Industry’s Modern Ruins and the "Deindustrial Sublime."

Wanderer of the Wasteland

Author : Zane Grey
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He Chose The World's Deadliest Land: To Die, Or To Live Again. . . Adam Laret, big, young and headstrong, ran from Ehrenberg to the banks of the Rio Colorado. He was blindly fleeing his scheming, gambling brother and the woman Guerd stole from him. But Adam's escape wasn't complete until Guerd, in the company of a sheriff, hunted him down. Then Adam committed the ultimate crime. With the mark of Cain upon him--he traveled into the desert to atone for his sins. In a vast, harsh world of heat and beauty, of stealthy creatures and gnawing starvation, Adam faced death and madmen, Indians and strangers who lived where life was impossible. But nothing he did, no act of courage, righteousness, or violence, washed Adam clean. Until he met a woman and made a choice: to fight his way back to civilization, the most dangerous place of all. . . Over 40 Million Copies Of Zane Grey's Novels Sold


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