A Planet for the President

Author: Alistair Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140918241X
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 4912
This is a story written over a decade ago. Before Fake News, or Alternative Facts, or even social media. It told the story of a not-too-distant future, which really was not too distant. * The President of the United States is facing a global catastrophe. The environment is in meltdown. People are dying. Americans are dying. Even he can't ignore it. There's hardly a corner of the world that isn't in crisis. And that's when he's persuaded of a truth his advisers hold to be self-evident: That it's time to think the unthinkable. The problem isn't power, or politics, or the planet, or the President. It's the People. * Hilarious and horrifying - this enormously entertaining satire has never been more razor-sharp, revelatory or relevant. What readers are saying about this hilarious, critically acclaimed novel: 'For anyone who likes laughs and thrills in one package and who's been following recent developments in the White House this is an absolute must.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars 'This political and satirical novel manages to be both thrilling and funny. And, given its prescience, scary too. The characters, the setting and the plot are fantastic and believable. A real page turner.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars 'A frighteningly plausible thriller, which imagines what might happen if the White House were finally to believe that something had to be done about global warming ... clever, funny and a really good read.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars 'This thriller is packed with good jokes and tells a tale that is utterly credible. Parts were jaw-droppingly frightening and I wished I could have put it down but thesharp humour and pacey plot made me keep reading. It's a laugh and a chiller in one book.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars

American Political Fictions

War on Errorism in Contemporary American Literature, Culture, and Politics
Author: Peter Swirski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113751471X
Category: Social Science
Page: 214
View: 3296
Through a discussion of diverse art and media such as apocalyptic thrillers, rap, and television, Swirski debunks the American political system, sieving out fact from a sea of bipartisan untruths. Engaging with close analysis and multiple case studies, this book forges a more accurate picture of contemporary American culture and of America itself.


Author: Rory M. Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456831739
Category: Fiction
Page: 131
View: 4574
People on the lookout for great stories are in for a treat as author Rory M. Smith introduces them to a new breed of superheroes. Readers will find themselves engrossed as they immerse in this gripping tale about King Clayshon The Freedom Maker. The first story of a seven-book series, King Clayshon The Freedom Maker follows the birth of a great warrior on the planet Natobea, who is destined to become the freedom maker. He is a new kind of superhero who was created by the God Jehovah. Prophets have foretold of his birth, of how he will free his people from the other God called Demornour. Demornour, at one time, had shared the heavens with Jehovah. But a holy war has broken out in the heavens between the two Gods which lasted for over one hundred thousand years. When Demornour and his angels lost the war, they were cast out of the heavens forever. He would not rest until he had revenge on all men in all galaxies that lived by the laws of Jehovah. He vows to return to reclaim the heavens and destroy the God called Jehovah. Demornour causes destruction and evil throughout all of Jehovah galaxies and enslaves the people in the most powerful planet ever created by Jehovah, Natobea. The planet is now ruled by two sons of the mighty God Demornour, where slavery has been going on for four hundred thousand years. Jehovah will send his warrior King Clayshon the Freedom Maker to free his people in the year 2010. But first, he must call planet earth his home for twenty years before he can return to free his people. When the time comes, can King Clayshon The Freedom Maker embrace the destiny has been since his birth and become the true hero of all planets in all galaxies? Readers can find out as they immerse in this intriguing mix of sci-fi, drama, mystery, religion, humor, some horror, and suspense thriller. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy

The Companion to Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Author: Donald Tyson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738718769
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 465
View: 961
The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa and unnamed others, is considered one of the cornerstones of Western magic, and the grimoires it contains are among the most important that exist in the Western tradition. For more than three hundred years, this mysterious tome has been regarded as difficult or even impossible to understand—until now. Occult scholar Donald Tyson presents a fully annotated, corrected, and modernized edition of Stephen Skinner's 1978 facsimile edition of the original work, which was six tracts published as one volume in 1655. For the first time, these classic works of Western magic have been rendered fully accessible to the novice practitioner, as well as occult scholars and skilled magicians. Tyson presents clear instruction and practical insight on a variety of magic techniques, providing contemporary magicians with a working grimoire of the arcane. - Astrology - History - Geomancy - Ceremonial Magic - The Nature of Spirits, Angels, and Demons - Geomantic Astronomy - Necromancy - Invocation and Evocation of Spirits

The Government Inspector

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436673
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 1866
One of the most famous comedies in world theatre, Gogol's masterpiece has lost none of its bite. In a small town corruption is rife, and the Mayor and his cronies have got it made. So when they learn they are going to be subject to an undercover government inspection they panic. Mistaking a penniless nobody for the inspector they swiftly fall victims to their own stupidity and greed. A dazzling blend of preposterous characters and familiar situations, Nabokov called The Government Inspector the greatest play in the Russian language. A production of this version of the play opened at the Chichester Festival in June 2005 starring the comedian Alistair McGowan.

Aeronautics and Space Report of the President

Author: United States. President
Publisher: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 8219

The World We Create

A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril
Author: Frances Beinecke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236388
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
View: 1050
Since the dawn of the modern environmental movement, Frances Beinecke has been on its front lines, leading the charge for clean air, fresh water, healthy wildlife and fertile lands. As she prepares to retire as president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, The World We Create captures the story of her remarkable tenure as head of America’s leading environmental advocacy organization and lays out her vision for the future of the movement and the environmental challenges in the years ahead. This is the personal story of one of the few women ever to lead a national environmental organization in this country. It is a forward-leaning story that puts Beinecke at the table and on the ground with the emerging voices shaping the next generation of environmental stewardship and with the challenges they will inherit to confront issues such as climate change, fracking, nuclear power, the Keystone pipeline, and many others. Most important, The World We Create is a story of solutions, lighting the path forward to the kind of country, and the kind of world, we must leave to our children.

The President of Planet Earth

Author: David Wheatley
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 1784104213
Category: Poetry
Page: 168
View: 1652
In his fifth collection of poems, David Wheatley twins his birthplace and his current home, Ireland and Scotland, to engage issues of globalism, identity, and language. He takes inspiration from the Russian Futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov, self-nominated President of Planet Earth, who in a state of apocalyptic rapture envisioned a new world culture, its rise and its dramatic undoing. In The President of Planet Earth Wheatley brings an experimental sensibility to bear on questions of land and territory, channelling the messianic aspirations of modernism into subversive comedy. Sequences explore the ‘other country’ of the poet’s Irish childhood, Khlebnikov’s Russia, and the Scottish landscapes where Wheatley now makes his home. We move between Pictish pre-history, the imaginary South American nation of ‘Oblivia’, and post-independence referendum Scotland. Wheatley marries classical, Gaelic, Scots and continental traditions. He deploys several styles – prose poetry; concrete poetry; translations from Middle Irish, Latin and French; sestinas and sonnets in Scots – to heady effect. The President of Planet Earth refashions language and the world it shapes, devising a transformative poetics.

A Planet Named Greenleaf

Author: Dolores Strandberg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469119315
Category: Fiction
Page: 185
View: 384
A teenager named Celt believes her parents have been killed runs away and becomes a stowaway on a spaceship carrying supplies to a new colony on a planet named Greenleaf. Adopted into a family on Greenleaf she and an odd kitten she befriends find many adventures as she grows up. The new planet becomes home in spite of strange animals wreaking havoc among the human population. They defend their new home even though the animals and strange trees are not the only problems that arise. Strange unexpected things happen; more than one cat finds a home here; kidnappers make another attempt to steal her away, foiled by the cats and her new friends. Carving out new homes take time and make for many more adventures as she grows up learning much more about the cats. Her parents are found alive but captive of the villains. Again she finds more adventures as she and her friends return to Earth to rescue her parents. Then with the unexpected help given by the cats they return to Greenleaf for more exciting adventures.

Postmodern Politics for a Planet in Crisis

Policy, Process, and Presidential Vision
Author: David Ray Griffin,Richard A. Falk
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791414866
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
View: 2752
This book argues that the planetary crisis, which has been produced by modernity, demands a postmodern politics, especially in the United States, the chief embodiment and exporter of modernity. What is needed is an America that promotes a new world order that is genuinely new—one based on a concern for the human race as a whole, and on a sustainable relationship between the human species and the rest of the biosphere. John B. Cobb, Jr., Richard Falk, David Ray Griffin, Wes Jackson, Frank Kelly, Frances Moore Lappé, Joanna Macy, Douglas Sloan, Jim Wallis, and Roger Wilkins write about various dimensions of this postmodern politics, including its educational aims, morality, time-consciousness, and ecological sensibility, its agricultural and other environmental policies, its truly democratic process, and a postmodern presidency. This book provides the most complete prescription yet for the kind of presidential leadership we need and the kind of transformation in the body politic necessary to evoke and complement such leadership.

The Journalist

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Journalism
Page: N.A
View: 6763

Destruction of a Planet

Zionism Is Racism
Author: Gyeorgos C. Hatonn
ISBN: 9780922356607
Page: 221
View: 2809

Astronomical Observations. By J. Pond, Published by the President and Council of the Royal Society. 1811-35

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: N.A
View: 6764

The Carta Chronicles

To Save a Planet
Author: C. A. Young
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438929749
Category: Science
Page: 428
View: 4741

Just Because the President Is Black

Author: Miss Mary
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426964498
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
View: 370
The sole purpose of writing this book is to shake Americans out of their stupor and into the greatness they keep swearing this country is all about. Americans are 100% responsible for where we are now and where we will be in the future. The power is in our hands but not as long as we allow ourselves to stay divided. President Obama is not the sole reason for our division but because of racism, he is a major factor. This is a book explaining the manipulation of the public. The American public keeps allowing the wealthy minority to divide them making them co-conspirators in their own demise. The election of this black President makes Americans easy pickings. Hopefully, at the end of this book, America will finally be motivated to recognize and get past their subconscious racism, which makes us especially vulnerable to any type of divisive manipulation. Hopefully, we can stop dividing and unify for our own good.

Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting a Supplemental Report of William Lambert, Explanatory of His Astronomical Calculations, with a View to Establish the Longitude of the Capitol of the United States

Author: United States. President (1817-1825 : Monroe)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Longitude
Page: 147
View: 2122

Thinking Like a Planet

The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic
Author: J. Baird Callicott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199324905
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
View: 6898
Bringing together ecology, evolutionary moral psychology, and environmental ethics, J. Baird Callicott counters the narrative of blame and despair that prevails in contemporary discussions of climate ethics and offers a fresh, more optimistic approach. Whereas other environmental ethicists limit themselves to what Callicott calls Rational Individualism in discussing the problem of climate change only to conclude that, essentially, there is little hope that anything will be done in the face of its "perfect moral storm" (in Stephen Gardiner's words), Callicott refuses to accept this view. Instead, he encourages us to look to the Earth itself, and consider the crisis on grander spatial and temporal scales, as we have failed to in the past. Callicott supports this theory by exploring and enhancing Aldo Leopold's faint sketch of an Earth ethic in "Some Fundamentals of Conservation in the Southwest," a seldom-studied text from the early days of environmental ethics that was written in 1923 but not published until 1979 after the environmental movement gathered strength.

Death In The Arena

Author: K.J. Moriarty
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483633136
Category: Fiction
Page: 79
View: 3735
A Murder has taken place late in the 25th Century. The body of a Diplomat from another planet is found in the Auditorium of the Intergalactic Space Alliance Council. There is a need to find out how the Ambassador from The Eastern Sector died and who was responsible. A large amount of a dangerous poison is found in his body. Why was he killed. Could this be the beginning of an Intergalactic nightmare, for the Space Alliance.

Voyage to a Planet That Perished, Vol. 1: The Search for Methuselah

Author: Peter A. Malik
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1609576071
Category: Fiction
Page: 298
View: 9754

Spiritual Wisdom for a Planet in Peril

Preparing for 2012 and Beyond
Author: Laura Dunham
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1934938211
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 209
View: 7925
This timely book is a perceptive, inspiring, and unique guide through the much-anticipated transformation of Planet Earth by 2012.