Pdf ebook: The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

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Summary: One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detai

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  • Genre: Psychology
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  • Language: English
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Description: One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detail, mass behavior. The work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. The whole of the common characteristics with which heredity endows the individuals of a race constitute the genius of the race. When, however, a certain number of these individuals are gathered together in a crowd for purposes of action, observation proves that, from the mere fact of their being assembled, there result certain new psychological characteristics, which are added to the racial characteristics and differ from them at times to a very considerable degree. Although the volume focuses on crowd psychology, it is also brilliantly instructive on the effects of the generally accepted beliefs of a nation's citizenry on the processes of history. Among the topics covered here are general characteristics and mental unity of the crowd; the crowd's sentiments and morality; its ideas, reasoning power, and imagination; opinions and beliefs of crowds and the means used by leaders to persuade; classification of crowds, including criminal and electrical assemblages, as well as the functioning of criminal juries and parliamentary assemblies.


Pdf ebook: A Chinaman's Chance

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Summary: From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what

  • Author : Eric Liu
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1610391950
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged - and indeed may displace America - at the center of the global scene. What does it mean to be Chinese American in this moment? And how does exploring that question alter our notions of just what an American is and will be? In many ways, Chinese Americans today are exemplars of the American Dream: during a crowded century and a half, this community has gone from indentured servitude, second-class status and outright exclusion to economic and social integration and achievement. But this narrative obscures too much: the Chinese Americans still left behind, the erosion of the American Dream in general, the emergence—perhaps—of a Chinese Dream, and how other Americans will look at their countrymen of Chinese descent if China and America ever become adversaries. As Chinese Americans reconcile competing beliefs about what constitutes success, virtue, power, and purpose, they hold a mirror up to their country in a time of deep flux. In searching, often personal essays that range from the meaning of Confucius to the role of Chinese Americans in shaping how we read the Constitution to why he hates the hyphen in "Chinese-American," Eric Liu pieces together a sense of the Chinese American identity in these auspicious years for both countries. He considers his own public career in American media and government; his daughter's efforts to hold and release aspects of her Chinese inheritance; and the still-recent history that made anyone Chinese in America seem foreign and disloyal until proven otherwise. Provocative, often playful but always thoughtful, Liu breaks down his vast subject into bite-sized chunks, along the way providing insights into universal matters: identity, nationalism, family, and more.


Pdf ebook: Think and Grow Rich

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Summary: Ever wondered how life would be if we could condition our minds to Think and Grow Rich? Author Napoleon Hill claims to have based this book on twenty years

  • Author : Napoleon Hill
  • Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • ISBN: 8194790883
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
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Description: Ever wondered how life would be if we could condition our minds to Think and Grow Rich? Author Napoleon Hill claims to have based this book on twenty years of rigorous research on the lives of those who had amassed great wealth and made a fortune. Observing their habits, their ways of working and the principles they followed, Hill put together laws and philosophies that can be practiced in everyday life to achieve all-round success. The narrative is rich with stories and anecdotes, which not only inspire, but also show a way forward to take action. After all, riches are not just material, but also pertaining to the mind, body and spirit. Having sold more than fifteen million copies across the world, this book remains the most read self-improvement book of all times!


Pdf ebook: A Floating Chinaman

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Summary: Who gets to speak for China? During the interwar years, when American condescension toward China yielded to fascination with all things Chinese, a circle o

  • Author : Hua Hsu
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 067496926X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 286
  • Language: English
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Description: Who gets to speak for China? During the interwar years, when American condescension toward China yielded to fascination with all things Chinese, a circle of writers sparked an unprecedented conversation over U.S.-Chinese relations. Hua Hsu tells how they became ensnared in bitter rivalries over who could claim the title of leading China expert.


Pdf ebook: Global Perspectives on Korean Literature

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Summary: This book explores Korean literature from a broadly global perspective from the mid-9th century to the present, with special emphasis on how it has been in

  • Author : Wook-Dong Kim
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811387273
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: This book explores Korean literature from a broadly global perspective from the mid-9th century to the present, with special emphasis on how it has been influenced by, as well as it has influenced, literatures of other nations. Beginning with the Korean version of the King Midas and his ass’s ears tale in the Silla dynasty, it moves on to discuss Ewa, what might be called the first missionary novel about Korea written by a Western missionary W. Arthur Noble. The book also considers the extent to which in writing fiction and essays Jack London gained grist for his writing from his experience in Korea as a Russo-Japanese War correspondent. In addition, the book explores how modern Korean poetry, fiction, and drama, despite differences in time and space, have actively engaged with Western counterparts. Based on World Literature, which has gained slow but prominent popularity all over the world, this book argues that Korean literature deserves to be part of the Commonwealth of Letters.


Pdf ebook: A Streetcar Named Desire

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Summary: The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and re

  • Author : Tennessee Williams,General Press
  • Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 9389716845
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.


Pdf ebook: The Varieties of Religious Experience

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Summary: In The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, Dr. William James takes aim at the nature of religion from a scientific/academic point o

  • Author : Dr. William James
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625586833
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 450
  • Language: English
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Description: In The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, Dr. William James takes aim at the nature of religion from a scientific/academic point of view-something that had, until this landmark work, been sorely missed. James believed that the study of the origin of an object or concept should not play a role in the study of its value. As an example, he alluded to the Quaker religion and its founder, George Fox. Many scientists immediately reject all aspects of the Quaker religion because evidence suggests that Fox was schizophrenic. Calling this rejection medical materialism, he insisted that the origin of Fox's notions about religion should not be considered when placing a value on them. He pointed out that many believed El Greco to have suffered from astigmatism, yet no one would dismiss his art based on this medical detail. "Scientific theories are organically conditioned just as much as religious emotions are; and if we only knew the facts intimately enough, we should doubtless see 'the liver' determining the dicta of the sturdy atheist as decisively as it does those of the Methodist under conviction anxious about his soul. When it alters in one way the blood that percolates it, we get the Methodist, when in another way, we get the atheist form of mind."- Dr. William James


Pdf ebook: Ten Days in a Mad House

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Summary: Ten Days in a Mad-House (1887) is a book by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. For her first assignment for Joseph Pulitzer’s famed New York W

  • Author : Nellie Bly
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513285092
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 98
  • Language: English
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Description: Ten Days in a Mad-House (1887) is a book by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. For her first assignment for Joseph Pulitzer’s famed New York World newspaper, Bly went undercover as a patient at a notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. Spending ten days there, she recorded the abuses and neglect she witnessed, turning her research into a sensational two-part story for the New York World later published as Ten Days in a Mad-House. Checking into a New York boardinghouse under a false identity, Bly began acting in a disturbed, unsettling manner, prompting the police to be summoned. In a courtroom the next morning, she claimed to be suffering from amnesia, leading to her diagnosis as insane from several doctors. Sent to the Women’s Lunatic Asylum, Bly spent ten days witnessing and experiencing rampant abuse and neglect. There, she noticed that many of the patients, who were constantly beaten and belittled by violent nurses and staff members, seemed perfectly sane or showed signs of having their conditions severely worsened during their time at the asylum. Served spoiled food, forced to live in squalor, and given ice-cold baths by unsympathetic attendants, the patients she met during her stay seemed as though abandoned by a city that had sent them there for the supposed purpose of healing. Showcasing her skill as a reporter and true pioneer of investigative journalism, Bly published her story to a captivated and inspired audience, setting in motion a process of reform that would change the city’s approach to its asylums for the better. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nellie Bly’s Ten Days in a Mad-House is a classic work of American investigative journalism reimagined for modern readers.


Pdf ebook: Hell's Angels

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Summary: Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction. “Califor

  • Author : Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0307826619
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction. “California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again.” Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson’s vivid account of his experiences with California’s most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell’s Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, “For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson’s book is a thoughtful piece of work.” As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell’s Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.


Pdf ebook: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

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Summary: A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This book explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to

  • Author : Erving Goffman
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0593468295
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This book explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others. Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as a framework. Each person in everyday social intercourse presents himself and his activity to others, attempts to guide and cotnrol the impressions they form of him, and employs certain techniques in order to sustain his performance, just as an actor presents a character to an audience. The discussions of these social techniques offered here are based upon detailed research and observation of social customs in many regions.


Pdf ebook: Motivation And Personality

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Summary: I have tried in this revision to incorporate the main lessons of the last sixteen years. These lessons have been considerable. I consider it a real and ext

  • Author : A H Maslow
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: I have tried in this revision to incorporate the main lessons of the last sixteen years. These lessons have been considerable. I consider it a real and extensive revision-even though I had to do only a moderate amount of rewriting-because the main thrust of the book has been modified in important ways which I shall detail below.


Pdf ebook: Poplars and Willows

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Summary: Poplars and willows form an important component of forestry and agricultural systems, providing a wide range of wood and non-wood products. This book synth

  • Author : Jud G. Isebrands,Jim Richardson
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780641087
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Number of Pages: 656
  • Language: English
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Description: Poplars and willows form an important component of forestry and agricultural systems, providing a wide range of wood and non-wood products. This book synthesizes research on poplars and willows, providing a practical worldwide overview and guide to their basic characteristics, cultivation and use, issues, problems and trends. Prominence is given to environmental benefits and the importance of poplar and willow cultivation in meeting the needs of people and communities, sustainable livelihoods, land use and development.


Pdf ebook: A Bitter Revolution

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Summary: China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter

  • Author : Rana Mitter
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780191579288
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. By the 1920s the seemingly civilized world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Chinese cities still bore the imprints of its ancient past with narrow, lanes and temples to long-worshipped gods, but these were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising. He reveals the impetus behind the dramatic changes in Chinese culture and politics as being China's "New Culture" - a strain of thought which celebrated youth, individualism, and the heady mixture of strange and seductive new cultures from places as far apart as America, India, and Japan.


Pdf ebook: How the Other Half Lives

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Summary: This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and of early Ame

  • Author : Jacob Riis
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486129926
  • Genre: Photography
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and of early American photography. Over 100 photographs.


Pdf ebook: Recitatif

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Summary: A beautiful, arresting story by the legendary Toni Morrison—the only short story Morrison ever wrote—about race and the relationships that shape us, in

  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 1039003621
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
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Description: A beautiful, arresting story by the legendary Toni Morrison—the only short story Morrison ever wrote—about race and the relationships that shape us, in a stand-alone Knopf Canada hardcover, with an introduction by Zadie Smith. In this 1983 short story, as timely now as it was then, we meet Twyla and Roberta, who have known each other since they were eight years old and spent four months together as roommates in St. Bonaventure shelter. Inseparable as girls, like “salt and pepper,” they lose touch as they grow older, only later to find each other at a diner, a grocery store, and again at a protest. Seemingly at opposite ends of every problem, the two women are, like it or not, still held by the deep bond their shared experience forged between them. Described by Zadie Smith as a “work of genius,” Recitatif keeps Twyla's and Roberta's races ambiguous throughout the story. We know that one is white and one is Black, but which is which? Morrison herself described Recitatif, a story which will keep readers thinking and discussing for years to come, as “an experiment in the removal of all racial codes from a narrative about two characters of different races for whom racial identity is crucial.” Carrying within its short span the complexity and richness of a novel, moving effortlessly through time, Recitatif is a masterful look into what keeps us together and what keeps us apart, and how perceptions are made tangible by reality. Testament to Morrison’s incomparable humanity and wisdom, this story is a gift to readers in these changing times.