The Great Theft

The Great Theft
Author: Khaled M. Abou El Fadl
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061744751
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Theft Book Excerpt:

Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous. In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the recent bombings in London, an unprecedented amount of attention has been directed toward Islam and the Muslim world. Yet, even with this increased scrutiny, most of the public discourse regarding Islam revolves around the actions of extremist factions such as the Wahhabis and al-Qa'ida. But what of the Islam we don't hear about? As the second-largest and fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam is deemed by more than a billion Muslims to be a source of serenity and spiritual peace, and a touchstone for moral and ethical guidance. While extremists have an impact upon the religion that is wildly disproportionate to their numbers, moderates constitute the majority of Muslims worldwide. It is this rift between the quiet voice of the moderates and the deafening statements of the extremists that threatens the future of the faith. In The Great Theft, Khaled Abou El Fadl, one of the world's preeminent Islamic scholars, argues that Islam is currently passing through a transformative period no less dramatic than the movements that swept through Europe during the Reformation. At this critical juncture there are two completely opposed worldviews within Islam competing to define this great world religion. The stakes have never been higher, and the future of the Muslim world hangs in the balance. Drawing on the rich tradition of Islamic history and law, The Great Theft is an impassioned defense of Islam against the encroaching power of the extremists. As an accomplished Islamic jurist, Abou El Fadl roots his arguments in long-standing historical legal debates and delineates point by point the beliefs and practices of moderate Muslims, distinguishing these tenets from the corrupting influences of the extremists. From the role of women in Islam to the nature of jihad, from democracy and human rights to terrorism and warfare, Abou El Fadl builds a vital vision for a moderate Islam. At long last, the great majority of Muslims who oppose extremism have a desperately needed voice to help reclaim Islam's great moral tradition.

The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto

The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto
Author: Nate Garrelts
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 0786483482
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto Book Excerpt:

The immensely popular Grand Theft Auto game series has inspired a range of reactions among players and commentators, and a hot debate in the popular media. These essays from diverse theoretical perspectives expand the discussion by focusing scholarly analysis on the games, particularly Grand Theft Auto III (GTA3), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (GTA:VC), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (GTA:SA). Part One of the book discusses the fears, lawsuits, legislative proposals, and other public reactions to Grand Theft Auto, detailing the conflict between the developers of adult oriented games and various new forms of censorship. Depictions of race and violence, the pleasure of the carnivalistic gameplay, and the significance of sociopolitical satire in the series are all important elements in this controversy. It is argued that the general perception of digital changed fundamentally following the release of Grand Theft Auto III. The second section of the book approaches the games as they might be studied absent of the controversy. These essays study why and how players meaningfully play Grand Theft Auto games, reflecting on the elements of daily life that are represented in the games. They discuss the connection between game space and real space and the many ways that players mediate the symbols in a game with their minds, computers, and controllers.

Grand Theft Childhood

Grand Theft Childhood
Author: Lawrence Kutner,Cheryl Olson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1416564691
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Childhood Book Excerpt:

Listening to pundits and politicians, you'd think that the relationship between violent video games and aggressive behavior in children is clear. Children who play violent video games are more likely to be socially isolated and have poor interpersonal skills. Violent games can trigger real-world violence. The best way to protect our kids is to keep them away from games such as Grand Theft Auto that are rated M for Mature. Right? Wrong. In fact, many parents are worried about the wrong things! In 2004, Lawrence Kutner, PhD, and Cheryl K. Olson, ScD, cofounders and directors of the Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media, began a $1.5 million federally funded study on the effects of video games. In contrast to previous research, their study focused on real children and families in real situations. What they found surprised, encouraged and sometimes disturbed them: their findings conform to the views of neither the alarmists nor the video game industry boosters. In Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth about Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do, Kutner and Olson untangle the web of politics, marketing, advocacy and flawed or misconstrued studies that until now have shaped parents' concerns. Instead of offering a one-size-fits-all prescription, Grand Theft Childhood gives the information you need to decide how you want to handle this sensitive issue in your own family. You'll learn when -- and what kinds of -- video games can be harmful, when they can serve as important social or learning tools and how to create and enforce game-playing rules in your household. You'll find out what's really in the games your children play and when to worry about your children playing with strangers on the Internet. You'll understand how games are rated, how to make best use of ratings and the potentially important information that ratings don't provide. Grand Theft Childhood takes video games out of the political and media arenas, and puts parents back in control. It should be required reading for all families who use game consoles or computers. Almost all children today play video or computer games. Half of twelve-year-olds regularly play violent, Mature-rated games. And parents are worried... "I don't know if it's an addiction, but my son is just glued to it. It's the same with my daughter with her computer...and I can't be watching both of them all the time, to see if they're talking to strangers or if someone is getting killed in the other room on the PlayStation. It's just nerve-racking!" "I'm concerned that this game playing is just the kid and the TV screen...how is this going to affect his social skills?" "I'm not concerned about the violence; I'm concerned about the way they portray the violence. It's not accidental; it's intentional. They're just out to kill people in some of these games." What should we as parents, teachers and public policy makers be concerned about? The real risks are subtle and aren't just about gore or sex. Video games don't affect all children in the same way; some children are at significantly greater risk. (You may be surprised to learn which ones!) Grand Theft Childhood gives parents practical, research-based advice on ways to limit many of those risks. It also shows how video games -- even violent games -- can benefit children and families in unexpected ways. In this groundbreaking and timely book, Drs. Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson cut through the myths and hysteria, and reveal the surprising truth about kids and violent games.

Grand Theft History

Grand Theft History
Author: Ilario Pantano
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 1618688723
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft History Book Excerpt:

The explosive truth about America’s Revolution–a bloody civil war that was won largely in the South–that modern liberals have kept buried until now. In 1780, the darkest hour of the American Revolution, the British went down to the South and overplayed their hand. By burning the bibles of backwoodsmen and threatening their honor, the British ignited a firestorm. Ordinary folk from throughout the Southern colonies spontaneously banded together and rode for hundreds of miles to King’s Mountain in South Carolina to attack and destroy the British forces in the most spectacular, unusual and decisive battle of the war. Never heard of the massacre that saved the American Revolution? No idea that liberty was actually won in the South? Red state values of God, guns and guts are being dismantled by leftists airbrushing our past in order to “transform” our future. Grand Theft History features

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto
Author: Alan Spitzer,Alison Spitzer
Publsiher: New Year Publishing
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1935547313
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Auto Book Excerpt:

When General Motors and Chrysler declared bankruptcy in 2009 and immediately targeted thousands of dealerships for closure, tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars were on the line. Staring down two of the largest manufacturers in the world - as well as President Obama's Automotive Task Force - a determined triumvirate of car dealers banded together and went to Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard. Alan and Alison Spitzer's fast-paced memoir takes readers behind the scenes as "citizen's lobbyists" traverse throughout all of the major corridors of power in the nation's capital to make their case and bring justice to thousands of small business across the country.

Grand Theft 2000

Grand Theft 2000
Author: Douglas Kellner
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780742521032
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft 2000 Book Excerpt:

The battle for the White House following the election of November 7, 2000, was one of the major media spectacles in American history. From the uncertainty of election night to Al Gore's concession to George W. Bush's acceptance of the mantle of president-elect, Douglas Kellner demonstrates why the media was culpable in the theft of the presidency, ultimately bringing to power one of the most right wing administrations in American history. By applying critical social theory, cultural studies, and media criticism to buttress his arguments, Kellner concludes that Election 2000 reveals a crisis in contemporary American democracy. A final chapter critically dissects the first 100 days of the Bush presidency, which is emerging as one of the most reactionary in history.

The Grand Theft Games Revenge of the Lawman

The Grand Theft Games Revenge of the Lawman
Author: Charles Gautschy
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 1644627159
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Theft Games Revenge of the Lawman Book Excerpt:

I am the Lawman. Below is my creed. Like a religious creed, it is chanted, so I remember, in exacting detail, everything I believed. All my actions. I once had two milliseconds of love. Then they were removed from me. I can most assuredly attest that it’s not better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Love fueled my excruciating anger. And then anger’s loyal bedfellow. Revenge. Love turned me into a hate-fueled monster. To the perpetrators, it was merely a game. Even if the authorities knew who the were, there were no lawmen to punish them. I was without hope, without retribution. I was strapped in a straitjacket with only memories to taunt my immobilized carcass. So I did what any brave soul would do. I went about the slow business of killing myself. Then as foretold by Edgar Allen Poe: ONCE upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping... It wasn’t a Raven. It was a hovering prophet from the past. It had a message for me: “Son. She’s buried alive. She’s running out of time. Find her. She can do anything.” I found her grave deep in the Atlantic Ocean where I would live during her revival. If she could do anything, I knew what I wanted her to do. Remove the straitjacket that bound me. I brought her back to life. We created marionette ghouls that were inspired by unnatural genetic instinct. They avenged my lost love. I labeled myself the Lawman and lived a villainous comic book hero’s quest for revenge. We killed every last one of them. Playing the puppet master, we tweaked the strings of my unnatural creatures. Our monsters escaped and mutated into viral, roaming death with a zombie’s lack of empathy. Revenge is not a cold meal. Revenge is a warm fillet cut with a butter knife; it’s seasoned with blood for just the right amount of saltiness. The blood has to be fresh; it needs to be deoxygenated through the screams of its donor. I am the Lawman. That is my creed. My confession.

The Grand Theft Auto 6 Pacifist Niko Challenge

The Grand Theft Auto 6   Pacifist Niko Challenge
Author: Jonathan Suarez
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0557092159
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Theft Auto 6 Pacifist Niko Challenge Book Excerpt:

Grand Theft Weight Loss

Grand Theft Weight Loss
Author: Michael Alvear
Publsiher: Woodpecker Media
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Weight Loss Book Excerpt:

Scientists outside the dieting industry cracked the weight loss code without telling anyone. When brain researchers accidentally bumped into a technique that cuts hunger by 50%, for example, they didn’t publicize it. Why would they? They were studying memory, not weight loss. The science archives are full of hidden gems like this. In Grand Theft Weight Loss, health writer Michael Alvear pores over hundreds of peer-reviewed studies by leading neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists, and behavioral psychologists, ‘steals’ their most important discoveries and shows us how they can be used to cut hunger, quit sugar, stop overeating, and eliminate unhealthy cravings. Steal Your Way To Skinny No more yo-yo dieting, no more endless cravings, no more restrictive eating plans. Let brain researchers, Addiction Medicine specialists, evolutionary biologists, behavioral psychologists, and physiologists help you achieve what all those weight-loss experts couldn’t: Permanent weight loss.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft
Author: Sandra K. Hoffman,Tracy G. McGinley
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1598841432
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity Theft Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive examination of different forms of identity theft and its economic impact, including profiles of perpetrators and victims and coverage of current trends, security implications, prevention efforts, and legislative actions. * Includes a chronology of key decisions, cases, and government action in the development of identity theft policy * Offers a list of key terms that will help the reader to better understand the sometimes unique language of crimes

Grand Theft Jesus

Grand Theft Jesus
Author: Robert S. McElvaine
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-03-25
ISBN: 0307409708
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Jesus Book Excerpt:

“Jesus never wrote a book, but I recognize his handwriting in Grand Theft Jesus. Like Jesus, McElvaine uses lively illustrations and a serious sense of humor to cleanse the temple of exclusive and exploitative religion.” –The Reverend Alan Storey,Calvary Methodist Church, South Africa “We’re mad as Heaven, and we’re not going to take it anymore!” declares historian Robert McElvaine in this passionate and often hilarious rallying cry for sincere Jesus Followers. He lets the rest of society know that the extreme right wing won’t be allowed to speak for all Christians any longer. His whip-smart, take-no-prisoners polemic lays bare the Christian Right’s “Easy Jesus” creed, in which people who claim to accept Jesus get a free pass to lie in his name. Grand Theft Jesus exposes the televangelists and the leaders of megachurches as the people Jesus warned us about–the wolves in sheep’s clothing of our day. The religion that McElvaine calls ChristianityLite resembles schemes that promise “Lose weight without diet or exercise!” Its leaders say, “Be saved without sacrifice or good works!” Run by a crew of politicians, megachurch preachers, televangelists, hypocrites, and snake-oil salesmen, it has hijacked true Christianity and distorted it into something Jesus wouldn’t recognize. Its leaders have taken the generous and loving ideals of Christ and twisted them into a religion that advocates war and intolerance, values money above charity, preaches hatred instead of brotherhood, and promises “true” believers the keys to the gates of the kingdom of God–and to the bank vault. Jesus’ radical message of love and peace has been drowned out by the bluster, the hate, and the selfishness that often passes for Christianity in America. McElvaine names names in his list of “Leading Lites” who have earned spots on Jesus’ Ten Most Unwanted List and exposes the hypocritical (Ted Haggard), the disgraceful (Pat Robertson), and the shocking (Ann Coulter). Grand Theft Jesus blends outrage and humor in a compelling argument that will help to resurrect the real Jesus, who has been crucified and interred by the “Right Reverends” who recite the Apostles’ Greed, are pro-choice on wars of choice, and preach the Greater Gory of Christ.

Grand Theft Galaxy manga volume 2

Grand Theft Galaxy manga volume 2
Author: Tricia Riley Hale
Publsiher: TOKYOPOP
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2022-04-09
ISBN: 142786439X
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Galaxy manga volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Grand Theft Galaxy volume @ features story and art by Tricia Riley Hale and Jim Jimenez. Pre-law student Samantha Beagley's life has always followed a certain path: the one she planned. However, on her 18th birthday, the arrival of a very special present brings with it a whole galaxy full of weird, wild people, places and things! Suddenly, this control-freak finds herself on the run from the intergalactic feds on a desperately hilarious quest to find a stolen treasure - and prevent the Earth's destruction!

Grand Theft Auto V Five Game Cheats Hacks Mods Guide Unofficial

Grand Theft Auto V Five Game Cheats  Hacks Mods Guide Unofficial
Author: Chala Dar
Publsiher: epubli
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-04
ISBN: 3741881120
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Auto V Five Game Cheats Hacks Mods Guide Unofficial Book Excerpt:

With my Unofficial Grand Theft Auto 5 Game Guide you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player! My Guide Covers the Following: - Beginner Strategies. - Professional Tips & Strategies. - Getting Started. - How to Earn Infinite Cash. - Weapons. - Vehicles. - Secrets, Tips, and Tricks Used By Pro Players! - PLUS MUCH MORE! Purchase now and never get stuck with a low score again! Become an Expert Player Today! Disclaimer: This product is not associated, affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Rockstar Games. This guide is to be used as a reference. This does not modify or alter the game in any way. This is a written guide and not a software program.

Grand Theft Auto V Game Cheats Pc Mods Download Guide

Grand Theft Auto V Game Cheats  Pc  Mods  Download Guide
Author: Hiddenstuff Entertainment
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-25
ISBN: 1329645820
Category: Games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Auto V Game Cheats Pc Mods Download Guide Book Excerpt:

Advanced Tips & Strategy Guide. This is the most comprehensive and only detailed guide you will find online. Available for instant download on your mobile phone, eBook device, or in paperback form. With the success of my hundreds of other written guides and strategies I have written another advanced professional guide for new and veteran players. This gives specific strategies on how to progress in the game, acquire more currency, plus much more! - Professional Tips and Strategies. - Cheats and Hacks. - Secrets, Tips, Cheats, Unlockables, and Tricks Used By Pro Players! - Beginner Strategies. - Professional Tips & Strategies. - Getting Started. - How to Earn Infinite Cash. - Weapons. - Vehicles. - Facebook and Wiki Strategies Online. You will be glad that you purchased this guide and will benefit from it greatly compared to the other less effective guides out there. Purchase now and crush your opponents! Become a Pro Player Today!

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings
Author: Frederick II
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 0691189366
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings Book Excerpt:

The first modern English edition of diverse Enlightenment-era writings by Prussian monarch Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (1712–1786), best known as Frederick the Great, was a prolific writer of philosophical discourses, poems, epics, satires, and more, while maintaining extensive correspondence with prominent intellectuals, Voltaire among them. This edition of selected writings, the first to make a wide range of Frederick’s most important ideas available to a modern English readership, moves beyond traditional attempts to see his work only in light of his political aims. In these pages, we can finally appreciate Frederick’s influential contributions to the European Enlightenment—and his unusual role as a monarch who was also a published author. In addition to Frederick’s major opus, the Anti-Machiavel, the works presented here include essays, prefaces, reviews, and dialogues. The subjects discussed run the gamut from ethics to religion to political theory. Accompanied by critical annotations, the texts show that we can understand Frederick’s views of kingship and the state only if we engage with a broad spectrum of his thought, including his attitudes toward morality and self-love. By contextualizing his arguments and impact on Enlightenment beliefs, this volume considers how we can reconcile Frederick’s innovative public musings with his absolutist rule. Avi Lifschitz provides a robust and detailed introduction that discusses Frederick’s life and work against the backdrop of eighteenth-century history and politics. With its unparalleled scope and cross-disciplinary appeal, Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings firmly establishes one monarch’s multifaceted relevance for generations of readers and scholars to come.

GRAND THEFT

GRAND THEFT
Author: Brandon L. Williams
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2010-08-06
ISBN: 9781453517413
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GRAND THEFT Book Excerpt:

Sean and Mike are best friends since they were little. Living everyday life they two run into many problems such as money, relationship, and mental issues. But they learn to deal. But when Legendary football player Tyler Jackson is killed everything begins to turn upside down.

The Greatest Action Books Ballantyne Edition

The Greatest Action Books   Ballantyne Edition
Author: R. M. Ballantyne
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 14649
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Action Books Ballantyne Edition Book Excerpt:

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique action & adventure collection with sea adventure novels, western classics, historical thrillers, treasure hunt tales, war stories. Table of Contents: The Coral Island Snowflakes and Sunbeams (The Young Fur Traders) Ungava Martin Rattler The Dog Crusoe and his Master The World of Ice The Gorilla Hunters The Golden Dream The Red Eric Away in the Wilderness Fighting the Whales The Wild Man of the West Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat Chasing the Sun Freaks on the Fells The Lighthouse Fighting The Flames Silver Lake Deep Down Shifting Winds Hunting the Lions Over the Rocky Mountains Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Lost in the Forest Digging for Gold Sunk at Sea The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands The Iron Horse The Norsemen in the West The Pioneers Black Ivory Life in the Red Brigade Fort Desolation The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Rivers of Ice Under the Waves The Settler and the Savage In the Track of the Troops Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack Post Haste The Lonely Island The Red Man's Revenge My Doggie and I The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Thorogood Family The Young Trawler Dusty Diamonds, Cut and Polished Twice Bought The Island Queen The Rover of the Andes The Prairie Chief The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Big Otter The Fugitives Blue Lights The Middy and the Moors The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits The Garret and the Garden Jeff Benson Charlie to the Rescue The Coxswain's Bride The Buffalo Runners The Hot Swamp Hunted and Harried The Walrus Hunters Wrecked but not Ruined Six Months at the Cape Memoirs: Personal Reminiscences in Book Making

Royal Grand Theft a Nevada Novel

Royal Grand Theft  a Nevada Novel
Author: Charles L. McGranaghan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1365259730
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Royal Grand Theft a Nevada Novel Book Excerpt:

The Great Beginning of C teaux

The Great Beginning of C  teaux
Author: Konrad (Abbot of Eberbach),Benedicta Ward
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0879071729
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Beginning of C teaux Book Excerpt:

Great Beginning of Citeaux

Grand Theft Battleship

Grand Theft Battleship
Author: Douglas Milewski
Publsiher: Elemental Pea
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-02-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Theft Battleship Book Excerpt:

This is the showdown. The fate of the solar system hangs in the balance. Whoever gets the last battleship wins. The losers get blown to atoms. The Empress commands the solar system, but to win, she needs the keys. The Tomato pirates have the keys , but to win, they need Cherryh. Cherryh doesn’t have a body, but she’s still got plenty of snark. (There’s no keeping Cherryh down.) As for Windy, she’s stuck eighty years in the past, with no job prospects and no references. Can she blend into society, penetrate the Imperial government, and lay the groundwork for victory? With donuts, anything is possible.