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Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parklan...
by , Max Eden

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September 10, 2019

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<b><i>WALL STREET JOURNAL</i>聽BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /> <b>As featured in the <i>New York Post</i> and as seen on Tucker Carlson,聽Fox and Friends, Martha MacCallum, and more.</b><br /> <br /> <b>The Parkland school shooting was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And the policies that made it inevitable are being forced into public schools across America.</b><br /><br />鈥淎fter my sister Meadow was murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the media obsessed for months about the type of rifle the killer used. It was all clickbait and politics, not answers or justice. That wasn鈥檛 good enough for us. My dad is a real tough guy, but Meadow had him wrapped around her little finger. He would do anything she wanted, and she would want him to find every answer so that this never happens again.<br /> <br /> My dad teamed up with one of America鈥檚 leading education experts to launch his own investigation. We found the answers to the questions the media refused to ask. Questions about school safety that go far beyond the national gun debate. And the answers to those questions matter for parents, teachers, and schoolchildren nationwide.<br /> <br /> If one single adult in the Broward County school district had made one responsible decision about the Parkland shooter, then my sister would still be alive. But every bad decision they made makes total sense once you understand the district鈥檚 politically correct policies, which started here in Broward and have spread to thousands of schools across America.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> <i>鈥擧unter Pollack, 鈥淔oreword鈥?lt;/i>
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

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256

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September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America鈥檚 favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There鈥檚 one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that鈥檚 with聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you鈥檝e heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you鈥檙e tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this鈥攊t鈥檚 the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it鈥檚 based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition,聽</em>you鈥檒l be聽able to:聽</p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt鈥攎eaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p>聽</p><p>Includes new, expanded 鈥淒ave Rants鈥?sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p>聽</p><p>Dive deeper into Dave鈥檚 game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformaci貿n total de su dinero.</p>
The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequ...
by Daniel Markovits

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English

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442

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September 10, 2019

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<b><b>A revolutionary new argument from eminent Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits attacking the false promise of meritocracy聽</b></b><br /><br />It is an axiom of American life that advantage should be earned through ability and effort. Even as the country divides itself at every turn, the meritocratic ideal 鈥?that social and economic rewards should follow achievement rather than breeding 鈥?reigns supreme.聽 Both Democrats and Republicans insistently repeat meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we are. It sustains the American dream.<br /> 聽<br /> But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy鈥檚 successes.<br /> 聽<br /> This is the radical argument that聽Daniel Markovits prosecutes with rare force. Markovits is well placed to expose the sham of meritocracy. Having spent his life at elite universities, he knows from the inside the corrosive system we are trapped within. Markovits also knows that, if we understand that meritocratic inequality produces near-universal harm, we can cure it. When <i>The Meritocracy Trap </i>reveals the inner workings of the meritocratic machine, it also illuminates the first steps outward, towards a new world that might once again afford dignity and prosperity to the American people.
3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School (S...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

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English

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496

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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No matter how much Spanish you study, it鈥檚 nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you鈥檝e got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations. <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers. This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including: <ul><li>Translation of common proverbs: like <i>When in Rome, do as the Romans do</i>.</li><li>Slang: Like 隆Alivianate!鈥?cheer up or get high</li><li>Dual words: like integro and entero鈥攚ith the same meaning.</li><li>False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish</li></ul> So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

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352

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September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br /> 聽<br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn鈥檛 kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths鈥攁nd the resulting culture of safetyism鈥攊s less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br /> 聽<br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America鈥檚 rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br /> 聽<br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls 鈥済rit.鈥?鈥淚nspiration for non-geniuses everywhere鈥?(<i>People</i>).</b><br /><br />The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of 鈥済enius,鈥?Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<br /> <br /> In <i>Grit</i>, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she鈥檚 learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers鈥攆rom JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<br /> <br /> 鈥淒uckworth鈥檚 ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better鈥?(<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). Among <i>Grit</i>鈥檚 most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts <i>twice </i>toward your goal; grit can be <i>learned</i>, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how<i> that</i>鈥攏ot talent or luck鈥攎akes all the difference. This is 鈥渁 fascinating tour of the psychological research on success鈥?(<i>The Wall Street Journal)</i>.
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
by Paul Tough

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English

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404

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September 10, 2019

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<b>鈥淚ndelible and extraordinary.鈥濃€擳ara Westover, author of <i>Educated: A Memoir</i>, <i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /> A <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Editors' Choice<br /><br /> The best-selling author of聽<i>How Children Succeed</i>聽returns with a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States</b><br /><br /> Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life?<br /><br /><i>The Years That Matter Most</i> tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates.<br /><br /> With insight, humor, and passion, Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops, from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges. Whether you are facing your own decision about college or simply care about the American promise of social mobility, <i>The Years That Matter Most</i> will change the way you think鈥攏ot just about higher education, but about the nation itself. <p><br /> 聽</p>
Command Line Kung Fu: Bash Scripting Tricks, Linux Shell Programm...
by Jason Cannon

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English

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124

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April 16, 2014

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<h2>Become a Linux Ninja with Command Line Kung Fu!</h2><br />Do you think you have to lock yourself in a basement reading cryptic man pages for months on end in order to have ninja like command line skills?<br /><br />In reality, if you had someone share their most powerful command line tips, tricks, and patterns you'd save yourself a lot of time and frustration. What if you could look over the shoulder of a good friend that just happened to be a command line guru? What if they not only showed you the commands they were using, but why they were using them and exactly how they worked? And what if that friend took the time to write all of it down so you can refer to it whenever you liked?<br /><br />Well, a friend did just that. <em>Command Line Kung Fu</em> is packed with dozens of tips and over 100 practical real-world examples. You won't find theoretical examples in this book. The examples demonstrate how to solve actual problems and accomplish worthwhile goals. <br /><br />The tactics are easy to find, too. Each chapter covers a specific topic and groups related tips and examples together. For example, if you need help extracting text from a file look in the "Text Processing and Manipulation" chapter. <br /><br />Also, a comprehensive index is included. If you want to find every example where a given command is used -- even if it's not the main subject of the tip -- look in the index. It will list every single place in the book where that command appears.<br /><br />Here is just some of what you will learn by reading <em>Command Line Kung Fu</em>:<br /><ul><br /><li>How to quickly and easily repeat commands in your shell history</li><br /><li>Shortcuts for grabbing specific words from your shell history to use in your current command</li><br /><li>How to save a copy of your command line session for later reference</li><br /><li>How to strip out blank lines and comments from files</li><br /><li>How to control colorized text when uses pipes and pagers</li><br /><li>Ways to transform text: from changing case to substituting characters and more</li><br /><li>How to extract specific blocks of text from files or streams of input</li><br /><li>A quick tip to fix common typos</li><br /><li>How to edit files over the network</li><br /><li>How to compare the differences between files on your local computer and a remote one</li><br /><li>How to create and use SSH tunnels</li><br /><li>Ways to verify what programs are listening on what ports</li><br /><li>How to kill all the processes for a given user with a single command<br /></li><li>Strategies for dealing with multi-hop SSH connections</li><br /><li>How to disconnect from a server in a way that will allow you to pick up where you left off</li><br /><li>How to automate software installs that require user input</li><br /><li>Shell scripting tips</li><br /><li>How to automatically keep repeating a command until it succeeds</li><br /><li>The right way to delete a file that is being written to</li><br /><li>How to surf the web from the command line... and more importantly how to download anything from the web and interact with HTTP APIs</li><br /><li>Ways to determine who and what is using the most disk space</li><br /><li>How to secure your web browser session when using an open wifi hotspot</li><br /><li>How to generate random passwords from the command line</li><br /><li>Two tips for easily creating backups</li><br /><li>Tips for handling tar archives</li><br /><li>How to replace a string in multiple files at once with just one command<br /></li><li>and much more...</li><br /></ul><br />What you learn in <em>Command Line Kung Fu</em> applies to any Linux distribution including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.<br /><br /><h2>Scroll up, click the "Buy Now With 1-Click" button to get your black belt in Linux Command Line Kung Fu.</h2>
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Lear...
by Kevin Horsley

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English

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143

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January 26, 2014

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<h2>Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013...</h2><br /><b>And You're About to Learn How to Use His Memory Strategies to Learn Faster, Be More Productive and Achieve More Success</b><br /><br />With over 200,000 copies sold, <i>Unlimited Memory</i> is a Wall Street Journal Best Seller and has been the #1 memory book on Amazon for more than two years. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages including French, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian.<br /><br />Most people never tap into 10% of their potential for memory.<br /><br />In this book, you're about to learn:<br /><br /><h2>How the World's Top Memory Experts Concentrate and Remember Any Information at Will, and How You Can Too</h2><br />Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done?<br /><br />In Unlimited Memory, you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand, and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress and mistakes at work.<br /><br />In this book, you'll find all the tools, strategies and techniques you need to improve your memory.<br /><br />Here鈥檚 just a taste of the memory methods you'll learn in this book:<br /> <ul><br /> <li> The 3 bad habits that keep you from easily remembering important information</li><br /> <li> How a simple pattern of thinking can stop you from imprinting and remembering key facts, figures and ideas, and how to break this old pattern so you鈥檒l never again be known as someone with a 鈥渂ad memory鈥?lt;/li><br /> <li> How to <b>master your attention</b> so you can focus and concentrate longer, even during challenging or stressful situations</li><br /> <li> How to use your car to remember anything you want (like long lists or information you need to remember for your studies or personal life) <b>without writing anything down</b></li><br /> <li> Simple methods that allow you to nail down tough information or complex concepts quickly and easily</li><br /><li> How to combine your long-term memory (things you already know and will never forget) and short-term memory (information you want to remember right now) to <b>create instant recall</b> for tests, presentations and important projects</li><br /><li> The simple, invisible mental <b>technique for remembering names</b> without social awkwardness or anxiety</li><br /><li> How using your imagination to bring boring information to life can help you <i>dramatically improve your attention span and recall</i></li><br /><li> An incredible strategy for remembering numbers (the same system Kevin used to remember Pi to 10,000 digits and beat the world memory record by 14 minutes)</li><br /><li> How to use a mental map to <b>lock in and connect hundreds or even thousands of ideas in your long-term memory</b> (this method will allow you to become a leading expert in your field faster than you ever dreamed possible)</li></ul><br />If you're ready to harness the incredible power of your mind to remember more in less time, this book is for you.<br /><br /><b>About the Author</b><br /><br />For over 25 years, Kevin Horsley has been analyzing the mind and memory and its capacity for brilliance. He is one of only a few people in the world to have received the title of International Grandmaster of Memory. He is a World Memory Championship medalist, and a two-time World Record holder for The Everest of memory tests. Kevin is also an author of four books, and the designer of a mathematics game with the Serious Games Institute at North-West University Vaal Campus.<br /><br />His work has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Time, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, ELLE, Longevity and on numerous TV and radio shows. <br /><br />Kevin is an International professional speaker and has spoken in many different countries. He assists organizations in improving their learning, motivation, creativity and thinking.
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
by Monique Morris

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English

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303

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<strong>The 鈥減owerful鈥?(Michelle Alexander) exploration鈥攆eatured by <em>The Atlantic</em>, <em>Essence</em>, the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>New York</em> magazine, NPR, and others鈥攐f the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools</strong><br /><br /><p>In a work that Lisa Delpit calls 鈥渋mperative reading,鈥?Monique W. Morris (<em>Black Stats</em>, <em>Too Beautiful for Words</em>) chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged鈥攂y teachers, administrators, and the justice system鈥攁nd degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Called 鈥渃ompelling鈥?and 鈥渢hought-provoking鈥?by <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>, <em>Pushout</em> exposes a world of confined potential and supports the rising movement to challenge the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.</p><br /><p>Called a book 鈥渇or everyone who cares about children鈥?by the <em>Washington Post</em>, Morris鈥檚 illumination of these critical issues is 鈥渢imely and important鈥?(<em>Booklist</em>) at a moment when Black girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Praised by voices as wide-ranging as Gloria Steinem and Roland Martin, and highlighted for the audiences of <em>Elle</em> and <em>Jet</em> right alongside those of <em>EdWeek</em> and the <em>Leonard Lopate Show</em>, <em>Pushout</em> is a book that 鈥渨ill stay with you long after you turn the final page鈥?(<em>Bookish</em>).</p>

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