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The Elusive Purple Gang: Detroit's Kosher Nostr...
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The Elusive Purple Gang: Detroit's Kosher Nostra is a concise history of one of America's most notorious Prohibition gangs. The Burnstein brothers and their associates were the only Jewish gang in the United States to dominate the rackets of a major American city. From their meteoric rise to the top of Detroit's underworld to their ultimate demise, this is an episodic account of the Purple Gang's corrosive pursuit of power and wealth and their inevitable plunge toward self-destruction. About the author:Literary Classics gold medal award-winning author Gregory A. Fournier received his bachelor and master's degrees in language arts from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. A writer of creative nonfiction, The Elusive Purple Gang is Fournier's latest book. His other titles are Zug Island, Terror In Ypsilanti, and The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder.Fournier writes short history posts for his blog, and he has appeared on the Investigation Discovery Channel as a guest expert on John Norman Collins for the series A Crime to Remember in an episode entitled "A New Kind of Monster". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/182762/bk_acx0_182762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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In Bed with Susie Bright 366: Why Women's Mags ...
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Susie has a beef with many women's magazines - she's mad that they change sexual facts just to fit more fashionable ideals. Give us a break! In today's show, Susie helps dig out the dirt on these less-than-truthful articles. A story in the Columbia Journalism Review fuels today's discussion. "Sex, Lies and Women's Magazines" by Liza Featherstone brings up many interesting questions on the merit of magazine stories that produce sexual anxiety, obsession, and insecurities. Susie goes over some of the headlines you've seen while checking out in the grocery line: "7 Great Tips for Better Sex", "The 5 most Erotic Body Parts", and "The 10 Best Places to Make Love".Next, Susie takes us to Czechoslovakia, where a recent study proclaims that foreplay is overrated. That's right, they've proven, through surveys, that great sex and orgasm comes from the old in and out, not any pre-fun stimulation. So shall we join Eastern European women who are ready to go at it at full blast? Then, in the "Try This at Home" mailbag, Susie gets a letter from a listener who reports no problems...and wants to let everybody know that there can be life after marriage, kids and divorce. You can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to susie@susiebright.com. (Episode 366, November 14, 2008) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/081114/pf_suzy_081114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing W...
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A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects - for good and for ill. A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades. A midwestern professor of Middle Eastern history starts a blog after 9/11 that becomes essential reading for journalists covering the Iraq war. Activists use the Internet and e-mail to bring offensive comments made by Trent Lott and Don Imus to a wide public and hound them from their positions. A few people find that a world-class online encyclopedia created entirely by volunteers and open for editing by anyone, a wiki, is not an impractical idea. Jihadi groups trade inspiration and instruction and showcase terrorist atrocities to the world, entirely online. A wide group of unrelated people swarms to a Web site about the theft of a cell phone and ultimately goads the New York City police to take action, leading to the culprit's arrest.With accelerating velocity, our age's new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and more easily. You don't have to have a MySpace page to know that the times they are a changin'. Hierarchical structures that exist to manage the work of groups are seeing their raisons d'tre swiftly eroded by the rising technological tide. Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound. One of the culture's wisest observers of the transformational power of the new forms of tech-enabled social interaction is Clay Shirky, and Here Comes Everybody is his marvelous reckoning with the ramifications of all this on what we do and who we are. Li 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002877/bk_adbl_002877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Invasion of the Moocs: The Promises and Perils ...
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INVASION OF THE MOOCS: THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES is one of the first collections of essays about the phenomenon of 'Massive Online Open Courses.' Unlike accounts in the mainstream media and educational press, INVASION OF THE MOOCS is not written from the perspective of removed administrators, would-be education entrepreneurs/venture capitalists, or political pundits. Rather, this collection of essays comes from faculty who developed and taught MOOCs in 2012 and 2013, students who participated in those MOOCs, and academics and observers who have first hand experience with MOOCs and higher education. These twenty-one essays reflect the complexity of the very definition of what is (and what might in the near future be) a 'MOOC,' along with perspectives and opinions that move far beyond the polarizing debate about MOOCs that has occupied the media in previous accounts. Toward that end, INVASION OF THE MOOCS reflects a wide variety of impressions about MOOCs from the most recent past and projects possibilities about MOOCs for the not so distant future. CONTRIBUTORS include Aaron Barlow, Siân Bayne, Nick Carbone, Kaitlin Clinnin, Denise K. Comer, Glenna L. Decker, Susan Delagrange, Scott Lloyd DeWitt, Jeffrey T. Grabill, Laura Gibbs, Kay Halasek, Bill Hart-Davidson, Karen Head, Jacqueline Kauza, Jeremy Knox, Steven D. Krause, Alan Levine, Charles Lowe, Hamish Macleod, Ben McCorkle, Jennifer Michaels, James E. Porter, Alexander Reid, Jeff Rice, Jen Ross, Bob Samuels, Cynthia L. Selfe, Christine Sinclair, Melissa Syapin, Edward M. White, Elizabeth D. Woodworth, and Heather Noel Young. ABOUT THE EDITORS: STEVEN D. KRAUSE is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University. Some of his recent scholarship has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Kairos, and Computers and Composition, and he has published commentaries in AFT On Campus and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His blog at stevendkrause.com won the John Lovas Memorial Weblog award from Kairos in 2011. CHARLES LOWE is an Associate Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University where he teaches web design, professional writing, business communication, document design, and first-year writing. He is a long time open educational resource advocate, and the co-editor of WRITING SPACES Volumes 1 and 2.

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Across the Ussuri Kray
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Vladimir K. Arsenyev (1872-1930) was a Russian naturalist who devoted thirty years to exploring the Russian Far East and describing the people and wildlife he encountered. His written works continue to inspire generations of Russians to explore and appreciate nature. Jonathan C. Slaght is the Russia and Northeast Asia Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society and is the English-language editor of the Far-Eastern Journal of Ornithology. He studies Blakiston¿s fish owls, Amur tigers, and Siberian musk deer and writes a guest blog for Scientific American entitled 'East of Siberia.'

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The Five Stages of Collapse
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A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse. In the face of political impotence, resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from 'a severe and prolonged recession,' to James Howard Kunstler's 'long emergency,' to the complete breakdown of civilization. In The Five Stages of Collapse , Dmitry Orlov posits a taxonomy of collapse, offering a surprisingly optimistic perspective on surviving the sweeping changes of the day with health and sanity intact. Arguing that it is during periods of disruption and extreme uncertainty that broad cultural change becomes possible, Orlov steers the reader through the challenges of financial, commercial, and political collapse. He suggests that if the first three stages are met with the appropriate responses, further breakdown may be arrested before the extremes of social and cultural collapse are reached. Drawing on a detailed examination of post-collapse societies, including the Somali people of Africa, the Pashtuns of Afghanistan, the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe, and even the Russian mafia, The Five Stages of Collapse describes successful adaptations in areas such as finance, self-governance, and social and cultural organization. These fascinating case studies provide a unique perspective on the characteristics that determine highly resilient communities. Shot through with Orlov's trademark dark humor, this is an invaluable toolkit for creating workable post-collapse solutions. Dmitry Orlov was born in Leningrad, Russia, and immigrated to the United States. He is the author of Reinventing Collapse and maintains the phenomenally popular blog Club Orlov.

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Secrets of Self-Healing: Harness Nature's Power...
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Read Maoshing Ni's posts on the Penguin Blog. A guide to natural healing that combines the wisdom of Eastern tradition with Western medicine and nutritional science. Secrets of Self-Healing ranges from treating common ailments with healing foods and herbs to the all-round balancing of mind and body that is essential for vitality, wellness, and longevity. In Part One, Dr. Mao explains that diet, exercise, self-awareness, a positive emotional life, living in harmony with the environment, and spiritual growth are crucial for vibrant, lasting health. He shows, for example, how simple self-assessments can help prevent disease, how negative emotions can make us ill, how clutter in our homes can create imbalances in our bodies, and how Eastern and Western medicine can work together to fight cancer. Then, in Part Two, he reveals his favorite natural remedies for more than sixty-five common ailments, such as sore throat, dandruff, headaches, high blood pressure, sunburn, insect bites, indigestion, and jet lag. Inspirational and practical, Secrets of Self-Healing will put readers on the path to a balanced and healthy life.

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Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-...
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Vladimir K. Arsenyev (1872-1930) was a Russian naturalist who devoted thirty years to exploring the Russian Far East and describing the people and wildlife he encountered. His written works continue to inspire generations of Russians to explore and appreciate nature. Jonathan C. Slaght is the Russia and Northeast Asia Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society and is the English-language editor of the Far-Eastern Journal of Ornithology. He studies Blakiston¿s fish owls, Amur tigers, and Siberian musk deer and writes a guest blog for Scientific American entitled 'East of Siberia.'

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Soft Weapons - Autobiography in Transit
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Azar Nafisi's 'Reading Lolita in Tehran,'' 'Marjane Satrapi's comics, and 'Baghdad Blogger' Salam Pax's Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, globalization, and terror. But while autobiography and other genres of life writing can help us attend to people whose experiences are frequently unseen and unheard, life narratives can also be easily co-opted into propaganda. In 'Soft Weapons,' Gillian Whitlock explores the dynamism and ubiquity of contemporary life writing about the Middle East and shows how these works have been packaged, promoted, and enlisted in Western controversies. Considering recent autoethnographies of Afghan women, refugee testimony from Middle Eastern war zones, Jean Sasson's bestsellers about the lives of Arab women, Norma Khouri's fraudulent memoir 'Honor Lost,' personal accounts by journalists reporting the war in Iraq, Satrapi's 'Persepolis,' Nafisi's book, and Pax's blog, Whitlock explores the contradictions and ambiguities in the rapid commodification of life memoirs. Drawing from the fields of literary and cultural studies, 'Soft Weapons' will be essential reading for scholars of life writing and those interested in the exchange of literary culture between Islam and the West.

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