Description : First published in 1909, The Great Illusion sets out to answer one of the greatest questions in human history: Why is there war? Specifically, Angell wishes to discuss why there is war between the countries of Europe, which seem to always be at one another's throats. Angell refutes the belief that military power results in greater wealth and instead proposes that advanced economies based on trade and contract law can only generate value in the absence of military upset. War destroys any wealth that conquerors may have wanted to obtain, making the whole enterprise pointless. A deep understanding of this would, then, end the need for war. Students of history, political science, and peace studies will find much to ponder and much to argue with in this classic text.
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Description : "Recommended." — Library Journal. Written by the bestselling author of The Gangs of New York, this wide-ranging survey of the Prohibition era is populated by bootleggers, gangsters, and corrupt police as well as such reformers as Frances E. Willard.
Description : Alessandra Auditore is finally growing up and needs a job; Desperately. She suddenly stumbles upon an old hotel called Posto Felice which has an odd nineteenth century vibe. She then becomes an assistant to the young, handsome magician, Catalin. Mysteries unfold and she learns what's really behind the curtain.
Description : This book presents research that supports the naturalistic stance that the mind is identical to the brain. The author argues that if one were to look at the idea that the mind is the brain then it follows logically that free will must be an illusion, that there can be no consciousness separate from the brain, and that there can be no substantial self that exists independently from the brain. He further argues that there can be no such thing as absolute moral responsibility and provides readers with the overall sense that the survival of the human species will depend on a scientific understanding of the human brain.
Description : The first biography of one of the twentieth century's leading internationalists, Sir Norman Angell, author of The Great Illusion, Labour MP, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, which reveals that his life has hitherto been much misrepresented and misunderstood.
Description : Features a selection from "The Great Illusion," a book written by the English pacifist and author Norman Angell (1872-1967) and provided online as part of the World War I Primary Document Archive created by Richard Hacken and members of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). Notes that the book was originally published in New York City and London, England, in 1913. The author discusses international relations before the commencement of World War I and the negative effects of war.