Nearly all of them lose their jobs—and in many cases their marriages and their health—as they refuse to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. These are the true stories of those brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to pull back the curtains on corruption, lies, and behind-the-scenes conspiracies—even as most of the rest of us continue to live in blissful ignorance.
Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden #ad - But what happens to them when they have no more to tell? Whistleblowers try to save lives—and too often pay with their own. The whistleblowers themselves, however, generally end up ruined. They tell the truth about big business, big money, and governments around the world. Holding such moral conviction despite terrible personal cost is the defining feature of whistleblowers.
I'm from the Government and I'm Here to Kill You: The True Human Cost of Official NegligenceSkyhorse Publishing #ad - Rights and freedoms are not the only things at stake; all too often government imperils the very lives of those it supposedly serves. Federal prosecutors have sent Americans to prison while concealing evidence that proved their innocence. I’m from the government documents how we came to this pass: American courts misconstrued and expanded the old legal concept of sovereign immunity, “the king can do no wrong.
When congress attempted to allow suits against the government, the legislators used vague language that the courts construed to block most lawsuits. A riveting, ground-breaking book. The washington Times. A shocking exposé of the extent and consequences of our government’s lack of accountability” Robert Corbin, former attorney general of Arizona.
I'm from the Government and I'm Here to Kill You: The True Human Cost of Official Negligence #ad - Law enforcement leaders have ordered their subordinates to commit murder. Federal employees have, blown up a town and killed six hundred people, allowed people to die of an easily treated disease in order to study their deaths, released staggering amounts of radioactive contamination and lied about the resulting cancer, with legal impunity, and run guns to Mexican drug cartels in hopes of expanding agency powers.
Gallup recently found that forty-nine percent of Americans believe that the government poses “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. I’m from the government and i’m here to Kill You, written by a former federal attorney, shows that even the forty-nine percent have no idea how bad things really are.
The result is a legal system that allows official negligence to escape legal consequences and paradoxically punishes an agency if it tries to secure public safety.
The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything Harvest BookMariner Books #ad - A compelling, enjoyable, and widely accessible exploration of one of the most fundamental scientific issues of our age” Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe. As clear and accessible as hawking’s A Brief History of Time, this work deserves wide circulation, not just among science buffs. Publishers weekly, starred review “Here we have the definitive book about nothing, and who would think that nothing could be so interesting .
. . Not only accessible but compelling reading. St. A strong and sometimes mind-blowing introduction to the edges of modern physics. Salon. Com “comprising an expansive set of topics from the history of numbers to string theory, the big bang, even Zen, the book’s chapters are broken into bite-sized portions that allow the author to revel in the puns and awkwardness that comes with trying to describe a concept that no one has fully grasped.
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Louis post-dispatch . In the hole in the universe, an award-winning science writer “provides an illuminating slant on physics and mathematics by exploring the concept of nothing” Scientific American.
Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying the Planet-And How They Explain Themselves to Their Own ChildrenHot Books #ad - Dick russell’s keen research and sharp writing unpacks the complex sordid tale of fossil fuel corporations and their henchmen, deception, who have systematically held us back from solving climate change, from the Koch brothers to Exxon to Peabody coal, using denial, and ruthless power. Kert davies, director, Climate Investigations Center.
The science is overwhelming; the facts are in. How do they explain themselves to their offspring, to the next generations that must deal with the environmental havoc that these men have wreaked? Horsemen of the Apocalypse takes a personal look at this global crisis, literally bringing it home. The planet is heating up at an alarming rate and the results are everywhere to be seen.
Most of these men are too intelligent to truly believe that climate change is not a growing crisis. Yet, climate progress is blocked by the men who are profiting from the burning of the planet: energy moguls like the Koch brothers and former Exxon Mobil CEO and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, along with powerful politicians like Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Jim Inhofe, as time runs out, who receive massive contributions from the oil and coal industries.
Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying the Planet-And How They Explain Themselves to Their Own Children #ad - Two new york times–bestselling authors team up to name names in “a must read for anyone concerned with climate and energy issues” Leonardo DiCaprio. And yet they have put their profits and careers ahead of the health and welfare of the world’s population—and even their own children and grandchildren.
This may be the most important book yet on the climate crisis . .
American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War CrimesHot Books #ad - Though there is overwhelming evidence of these human rights violations, no action has been taken to pursue justice for the victims. In american nuremberg, she not only makes a compelling case for the prosecution, but also lays out the legal groundwork that would make such a tribunal possible in our time.
. America goes on trial for war crimes in this persuasively argued book from the author of Mainstreaming Torture. Between 1945 and 1949, the united states and its allies put nearly two hundred Nazi war criminals on trial, a towering political achievement that established the legitimacy of international law.
American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes #ad - In the name of national security, drone assassinations, extraordinary rendition, the United States government established secret detention centers aka “black sites” and carried out torture, and massive surveillance of its own citizens. Philosopher and ethicist rebecca Gordon argues that America must now either apply the same principles to its own officials or risk undoing its legacy as leader of the free world.
In the aftermath of 9/11, the Bush administration initiated a war on terror that systematically violated international law. No high us official has been charged for enacting these policies, considered by legal experts around the world to be war crimes.
The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the TruthBerrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - From erin brockovich to enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. With extensive legal texts, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, sample letters, this is the ultimate source on the subject.
The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth #ad - This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. Their efforts to report crimes, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, fraud, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted.
Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing.
The Ultimate Colin Wilson: Writings on Mysticism, Consciousness and ExistentialismWatkins Publishing #ad - The best of Colin Wilson in one fantastic volume. Containing extracts from wilson's work on existentialism, criminology, psychology and the occult, this is an invaluable introduction to one of the late twentieth-century's most incisive thinkers. This is a new edition of the classic colin Wilson collection The Essential Colin Wilson first published in 1985, updated and introduced by Wilson's bibliographer Colin Stanley.
Subjects covered include existentialism, consciousness studies, criminology, psychology, the occult and much more. This is an invaluable introduction for those approaching one of the late twentieth century's most incisive thinkers for the first time and also a timely reminder, to Colin Wilson's many fans and scholars worldwide, of a unique and challenging body of work.
It is the only book to contain extracts from colin wilson's most important work in one volume, the occult 1971, including The Outsider 1956, New Pathways in Psychology 1972 and Mysteries 1978, The New Existentialism 1966, A Criminal History of Mankind 1983, as well as three of his novels and many other texts.
The Ultimate Colin Wilson: Writings on Mysticism, Consciousness and Existentialism #ad - . These essays provide a much needed update covering aspects of Wilson's work from the 28 years that followed the publication of the first edition to his death in December 2013. This second edition includes all of the original volume plus six essential post-1985 essays and chapters chosen by Stanley and other Colin Wilson experts including Gary Lachman.
The Reader's Companion to American HistoryHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Interweaving traditional political and economic topics with the spectrum of America’s social and cultural legacies—everything from marriage to medicine, crime to baseball, and passions of every reader, fashion to literature—the Companion is certain to engage the curiosity, interests, and also provides an excellent research tool for students and teachers.
A fact-filled treasure trove for history buffs, The Reader’s Companion is sponsored by the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to promoting literary excellence in the writing of biography and history. An a-to-z historical encyclopedia of us people, with nearly 1, places, crisp, 000 entries “all equally well written, and events, and entertaining” Library Journal.
The Reader's Companion to American History #ad - Garraty and eric foner, biographers, a large and distinguished group of scholars, and journalists—nearly four hundred contemporary authorities—illuminate the critical events, issues, and individuals that have shaped our past. From the origins of its native peoples to its complex identity in modern times, economic, this unique alphabetical reference covers the political, cultural, and social history of America.
Readers will find everything from a chronological account of immigration; individual entries on the Bull Moose Party and the Know-Nothings as well as an article on third parties in American politics; pieces on specific religious groups, leaders, and movements and a larger-scale overview of religion in America.
Under the editorship of the eminent historians John A.
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Hedges also discusses a path forward, underscoring the necessity of protest movements—such as Black Lives Matter—that represent Americans refusing to take the destruction of their country lying down. If we are to combat the intellectual and moral decay that have taken hold of American life, we must listen to the urgent messages raised in this book.
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The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?Mariner Books #ad - And it still leaves a lot unexplained. If this is true, then life—and, consciousness—aren’t just incidental byproducts of nature, ultimately, but central players in the evolution of the universe. Our universe is bio-friendly by accident—we just happened to win the cosmic jackpot. Here he tackles all the “big questions, davies shows how recent scientific discoveries point to a perplexing fact: many different aspects of the cosmos, ” including the biggest of them all: Why does the universe seem so well adapted for life? In his characteristically clear and elegant style, from the properties of the humble carbon atom to the speed of light, seem tailor-made to produce life.
Whether he’s elucidating dark matter or dark energy, M-theory or the multiverse, Davies brings the leading edge of science into sharp focus, provoking us to think about the cosmos and our place within it in new and thrilling ways. Davies believes there’s a more satisfying solution to the problem of existence: the observations we make today could help shape the nature of reality in the remote past.
The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? #ad - An acclaimed physicist and cosmologist considers the multiverse and more: “Very readable indeed . . . This is doctor Who, but for real. Theguardianthe goldilocks enigma is Paul Davies’s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. A radical new theory says it’s because our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes, each one slightly different.
The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World, 1776-1914Grove Press #ad - Integrating lively biography with technological clarity, Weightman converts the Industrial Revolution into an enjoyably readable period of history. Booklist “skillfully stitching together thumbnail sketches of a large number of inventors, engineers, architects, and visionaries. . . . In less than one hundred and fifty years, and made it into something entirely new, and water, entrepreneurs, an unlikely band of scientists, and political refugees took a world made of wood and powered by animals, spies, forged of steel and iron, wind, and powered by steam and fossil fuels.
The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World, 1776-1914 #ad - Weightman expertly marshals his cast of characters across continents and centuries, if competitive, forging a genuinely global history that brings the collaborative, business of industrial innovation to life. The new york times Book Review . This “entertaining and informative” account weaves together the dramatic stories of giants such as edison, and Daimler with lesser-known or entirely forgotten characters, Watt, including a group of Japanese samurai who risked their lives to learn the secrets of the West, and John “Iron Mad” Wilkinson, Wedgwood, who didn’t let war between England and France stop him from plumbing Paris The Wall Street Journal.
Anyone with a passing interest in economic history will thoroughly enjoy” this account of how industry transformed the world The Seattle Times.