Non-Fiction

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QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening

This book is a field guide to an important chunk of reality that’s been carefully hidden and wrongly discredited by the media. It reveals an extraordinary movement underway, a battle of epic proportions. Whether you know it or not, you’re involved because the result of this battle will determine the fate of your children and future generations both in America and around the world. However, you may only be vaguely aware of QAnon or “Q,” if at all.

If you value the truth, you will want to learn about the QAnon movement and the battle that is being waged on your behalf to protect you and your children from abuse and enslavement. The war between Good and Evil is no longer merely symbolic. Evil is being, tried and brought to justice in federal courts and military tribunals today. Criminally corrupt government leaders, celebrities, religious leaders, media figures, and corporate heads will be tried and punished for crimes involving treason, human trafficking, ritual sacrifice and unspeakable perversions.

QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening tells the history of an anonymous poster on the free-speech websites 4Chan and then 8Chan and how he (or perhaps they) built a following of millions of viewers worldwide. With an insider’s knowledge of the battle plan (see “The Plan to Save the World”), and “Q” level military intelligence clearance, QAnon’s communications are often cryptic and coded. QAnon is a master of the Socratic method, asking questions and imploring followers to do their own research, to be logical and to think for themselves.

This book was written by twelve “Anons,” anonymous Q followers, decoders and citizen journalists known collectively as Where We Go One We Go All (WWG1WGA). They each know a great deal about QAnon, each bringing their own unique perspective and experience. Together they give you an overview that may encourage you to learn more. The one thing they are all convinced of: QAnon is not only real, but an insider with White House connections and this book offers many proofs to substantiate this claim.

Have you been convinced by legacy media claims that Q is a hoax or a “conspiracy theory?” Instead, consider why the media would insist that you—a thinking and capable adult—should avoid Q at all cost? If a mere “conspiracy theory,” why all the attention? What ideas are so dangerous you should never hear them? Is there another side to the story? Read QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening and judge for yourself.

Walking The Razor’s Edge: The Dutchman and The Baron

Walking The Razor’s Edge: The Dutchman and The Baron is a nonfiction history/true crime book written by Tommy and Hilde Wilkens. The hero of this historical drama is the Dutch journalist Willem Oltmans, who dedicated ten years of his life to untangling the complicated and unanswered questions surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald, whose death at the hands of Jack Ruby eliminated any chance of understanding his real role in the plot that led to the death of a president. While Oltmans’ investigations would lead him to many different sources, his major focus was on the role of Baron George de Mohrenschildt, whose unlikely friendship with Oswald was only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Any American who was alive at the time probably remembers quite vividly where they were on November 22, 1963 when the horrific news of JFK’s assassination was announced on the radio. The long-anticipated report of the Warren Commission seemed to raise more questions than it did answers to the circumstances behind the nation’s greatest tragedy. Why wasn’t Oswald’s request for an attorney granted, and why wasn’t there even a transcript of his interviews during his brief incarceration before Ruby killed him?

Walking The Razor’s Edge is a fascinating look at the assassination of JFK through the eyes of a journalist who valued getting to the truth over popularity or governmental approbation. I loved the biographical aspects found throughout this story as I got to know Willem Oltmans and marvelled at the odd friendship he cultivated with George de Mohrenschildt, whose links to the Kennedys, the Russians and the CIA are examined and brought to light. The authors do a superlative job of presenting Oltmans’ findings and detailing the way he was discredited for doing his job. Walking The Razor’s Edge is truly exciting as only good, solid history can be. The photographs that accompany this work serve so well to add dimension to the real-life details. This book addresses questions I’ve grown up wondering about, and it does so in a well-written and compelling way. Walking The Razor’s Edge: The Dutchman and The Baron is most highly recommended.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon

It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, “500-year” storms pummel communities month after month, and floods displace tens of millions annually.

This is only a preview of the changes to come. And they are coming fast. Without a revolution in how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth could become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century.

In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await—food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today.

Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation.

TOLD RUSH – The Mysterious Life of Brett Babbitt & Billy the Kids GHOST!

Why TOLD RUSH?
Ever wonder why people like me who claim paranormal abilities go public? I think the number one reason is that we have proven to ourselves that there is something else out there that no one can fully explain. My whole life is full of odd happenings, but initially I was very secretive and tried to explain nothing. Over the last few years, I have developed an overwhelming urge to tell people or at least entertain them even though some of my experiences are unexplainable. Some photos have no provenance unless me talking to dead people in dreams is great provenance. I risk facing complete ridicule, but when I pass away and head toward the afterlife heaven and I speak to people involved in my book, I can always say, “I did what you wanted me to do! I was your dead person reporter, and I hopefully was a janitor of the Wild West!”

The Perennial Philosophy

In one of his most significant pieces of non-fiction, the mind behind Brave New World presents a thorough and articulate comparison of different forms of mysticism.

Written for an audience presumed to be primarily familiar with Christianity, The Perennial Philosophy aims to extract greater theological truths from the common threads found across religions, and to explore how they can be used to judge mankind (and how it often fails to meet the standards set). It primarily consists of quotations taken from famous figures within each tradition, with short connecting passages written by Huxley.

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Rise Above All

Rise Above All depicts the life events we all experience in some form or another—growing up in broken homes, teen pregnancy, violence, and the absentee of parental guidance. This story, taken from reality, illustrates the overcoming adversity and triumphing through the barrels of opposition.

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better – and thus we don’t like to talk or even think about the extent of our selfishness. This is “the elephant in the brain.” Such an introspective taboo makes it hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior. The aim of this book, then, is to confront our hidden motives directly – to track down the darker, unexamined corners of our psyches and blast them with floodlights. Then, once everything is clearly visible, we can work to better understand ourselves: Why do we laugh? Why are artists sexy? Why do we brag about travel? Why do we prefer to speak rather than listen?

Our unconscious motives drive more than just our private behavior; they also infect our venerated social institutions such as Art, School, Charity, Medicine, Politics, and Religion. In fact, these institutions are in many ways designed to accommodate our hidden motives, to serve covert agendas alongside their “official” ones. The existence of big hidden motives can upend the usual political debates, leading one to question the legitimacy of these social institutions, and of standard policies designed to favor or discourage them. You won’t see yourself – or the world – the same after confronting the elephant in the brain.

Coming Out Of The Dark

This book is my personal story of my ongoing process of recovery from a lifetime of abuse. As a result I developed Dissociative Identity Disorder and PTSD. It does not focus on the graphic details of the abuse. I chose rather to talk about my recovery. What helped me, and what didn’t. The biggest lesson I learned is that healing is very much connected to love. Learning how to love yourself and break away from the old patterns of being told you were worthless.

Dearsie

In 1936, young Beverly Broy and her family relocated to Brussels, Belgium where her father was posted as American Consul. In 1941, all Americans were called back to the United States as World War II appeared to be on the verge of including America. In the time between, Bev, her brother Jim, and sister Anne, experienced loss, adventure, confusion, and change that forever shaped their future. Follow Bev, her siblings, and their young Belgian nanny on a journey, witness to countries at war and a family struggling to stay together.

The Maieutologue

God is a concept that cannot be proven because it is beyond the grasp of human reason. Any theory that uses God as instrument of government is unacceptable because it is impossible to rationally explain such theory.

The concept of God cannot be proven; therefore, it should not be used to impact the fate of a world that entirely depends on the reliability of human reason.

Theocentric aspirations remain forever in the realm of spiritual fantasy. Faith is incompatible with the volition of human reason and can only impede the drive of individual ingenuity. Supernatural divinations have no bearings on our lives other than confining our spiritual consciousness to the void of fear.

Parochial indoctrination holds people in the bind of religious fanaticism, which restricts their spiritual awareness within the confines of intellective nonexistence. It inhibits humans’ natural inclination to be self-reliant and nullifies the moral influence of human reason, which is the sole guarantee of peace on earth.

The revelation of hell is a theological scheme that weakens the heart of humanity. It induces people to surrender any residue of mental ingenuity to exploiters of God whose bigoted parochial aspirations are impossible to objectively defend.

Human beings can maintain peace on earth through universal solidarity; not through faith, prayer, or religious intolerance.

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

From one of America’s most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.

Senator Kamala Harris’s commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents–an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India–met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California’s working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California’s thorniest issues, always eschewing stale “tough on crime” rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither “tough” nor “soft” but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as the top law enforcement official in California, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, our country, and the world, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality.

By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

Moments That Made America: From the Ice Age to the Alamo

The story of America that explores those defining moments, both tragic and inspirational that profoundly shaped the nation and its people – crucial turning points that worked inexorably to mold and make America. These pivotal “tipping” events formed America’s geographical, sociological, political and historical landscape.

Orange Tree – A Step-by-Step Guide to Trompe L’Oeil Painting

Trompe l’oeil, or literally “trick the eye”, describes a style of painting that sets out to deceive. It is the art style that creates the illusion of three-dimensions onto a flat surface.

In this Orange Tree project the artist takes you on a step-by-step journey throughout the planning and painting process complete with photos and diagrams. It is his wish to equip you with an understanding of the techniques and materials necessary to create your very own trompe l’oeil masterpiece.

The author, Chris Westall, is an established muralist and trompe l’oeil artist from the UK
As well as this series of trompe l’oeil project books, he is also the author of Trompe L’Oeil Interiors and the Trompe L’Oeil Bible.
He has also been invited to demonstrate his painting on numerous occaisions for interior design programs on both BBC1 and ITV1.

Further details of the artist and his work can be found at www.ChrisWestallMurals.co.uk

Venetian Window A Step-by-Step Guide to Trompe L’Oeil Painting

Trompe l’oeil, or literally, “trick the eye”, describes a style of painting that sets out to deceive. It is the art style that creates an illusion of three-dimensions onto a two dimensional surface.

This project book is for the beginner to intermediate artist, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions accompanied by detailed photographs and diagrams. It will equip you with an understanding of the techniques and materials necessary to create your very own trompe l’oeil masterpiece.

When Breath Becomes Air

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage

Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.

Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

Racism The Incurable Disease

Why is Racism still around today

Interview Preparation and Success Tips: A Detailed Guide on How to Answer Interview Questions and Bag That Dream Job!

Congratulations! You finally got the call for the interview of your dream job. But, you still have a long way to go before you get an offer. In today’s competitive world, perfect interview tips and strategies can make the difference in getting your hired or promoted. You might have the qualifications and experience but the interview process is like a jungle and you must stand out over the competition and impress your potential employer in every stage as there are no second chances. That’s why this Interview Preparation Book is a must-have.

Ancient Allies: Animal and human stories that may not have started well, but have happy endings!

These stories are about animals and humans that may have started in an unhappy way but did have happy endings. They are told with humor, some from the animal’s point of view, and hope to inspire a sense of wonder about our furred, feathered, or scaled friends and nature. Some stories are just interesting thoughts on life.

The Curse of God – Why I Left Islam

This book is a critical analysis of religion in general and Islam in particular. It covers some common misconceptions about Islam that both Muslims and non-Muslims have.

The book starts with a little introduction of the author, how and why he became an ex-Muslim and it is followed up with the importance of writing the book. The first chapter covers the importance of critical sense over common sense and how we should always invoke critical thinking when it comes to looking at the world around us. The book also covers some arguments for God and some counter arguments against God’s existence. It discusses the importance of God in keeping the morality of the society and the mental well being of the human species. It also discusses the baggage that comes with religion leaving our only lives here on planet Earth, devoid of pleasure and enjoyment. Moreover, it discusses the scientific flaws in the Quran and argues how it looks like a book written by a 7th century Arab warlord rather than the creator of the billions of galaxies. It discusses the critical and sensitive topic of the character of Allah (Muslim God) and Muhammad in light of the Quran, hadith (collection of Muhammad’s quotes) and the biography of Muhammad (written by early Muslim historians). It gives a detailed account of Muhammad’s wives and violence in his life. In the last part of the book, the author discusses the rise of Islamism in the western world and its dangers. Finally it educates its readers on how to debate with a religious apologist and some common arguments and techniques employed by them. It is a very interesting read into Islam from an ex-Muslim’s point of view and the best guide to learning Islam.

Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that marriage doesn’t have to end after divorce, and more. Listen and better understand your own relationships through the struggles of these people and Esther’s remarkable insights.