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The Truth of the Matter
  • Author : Robb Forman Dew
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780316055963
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From a National Book Award winner comes a masterful novel set in the 1940s about a woman finding a new life for herself and her grown children after her husband's death.

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    The Truth of the Matter
  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 140168520X
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When eighteen-year-old Charlie West finds the one person who knows what happened to him a year earlier, he learns that remembering is painful as well as dangerous, and figuring out what to do with the new knowledge may be his toughest challenge yet.

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    The Truth of the Matter
  • Author : Gough Whitlam
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0522852122
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  • Genre : Australia
  • On Remembrance Day, 1975, the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, sacked the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. The Dismissal was the culmination of almost three years of political conflict, as Whitlam's reforming Labor government rammed home overdue legislative reforms in the face of implacable, and increasingly bitter, conservative opposition. The focus of the Opposition's scheming was the Senate, where its leaders blocked supply in order to force a political crisis. Whitlam, famous for his 'crash through or crash' style, refused to compromise with his political enemies. After consulting secretly with the Opposition Leader, Malcolm Fraser, and the Chief Justice, Sir Garfield Barwick, Kerr abruptly informed the PM that he had withdrawn his commission. Half an hour later, Kerr swore Fraser in as 'caretaker Prime Minister'. At an election a month later, the conservatives were returned to office. Controversy and recrimination followed. Many Australians, including Whitlam himself, believed he had been the victim of a coup. In 1979, he published his own account of the events of 1975, The Truth of the Matter, an instant best seller. Out of print for many years, it is republished by MUP on the thirtieth anniversary of the Dismissal, with a new introduction by the author and other new reference material. Passionate, pithy, learned, witty, and vigorously combative, The Truth of the Matter tells the extraordinary political story of the only Prime Minister of Australia ever deposed from office.

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    The Truth of the Matter
  • Author : Leigh Fleming
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1734738022
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Truth of the Matter
  • Author : John Lutz
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9781480485044
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A con man takes to the road with a blond drifter, trying to stay one step ahead of a vengeful killer in this chilling thriller from New York Times–bestselling author John Lutz Lou Roebuck couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it. If he could, he might not have lost his job and his wife, or ended up driving over his old nemesis, Ingrahm, in his Thunderbird. Now Roebuck’s a thief and a murderer on the run with nobody to listen to his tall tales but Ellie, a pretty blonde who’s looking for excitement. They’ll have to keep moving, though, because not only are the cops dangerously close behind, but Ingrahm’s cold killer friend, Gipp, is coming after them as well. Roebuck’s going to have to do some pretty fast talking if he and Ellie want to keep breathing. And if he can’t lie his way out of this one, he’s going to find himself lying in an early grave. A true master of suspense, John Lutz dazzles with a breakneck thriller that has more twists and turns than a winding country road. The Truth of the Matter is a bravura display of Lutz’s justifiably acclaimed storytelling prowess.

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    The Truth about Leadership
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780470872437
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, Kouzes and Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face. Based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer Explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more Shows emerging leaders what they need to know to be effective; fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world, this is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.

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    Truth of the Matter
  • Author : Jamie Beck
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1542008735
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Starting over means looking back for a mother and daughter on the road to reinventing themselves in a moving novel about family secrets and second chances by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck. Seventeen years ago, two pink stripes on a pregnancy test changed Anne Sullivan's life. She abandoned her artistic ambitions, married her college sweetheart before graduation, and-like the mother she lost in childhood-devoted herself to her family. To say she didn't see the divorce coming is an understatement. Now, eager to distance herself from her ex and his lover, she moves with her troubled daughter, Katy, to the quaint bayside town of Potomac Point, where she spent her childhood summers. But her fresh start stalls when the contractor renovating her grandparents' old house discovers a vintage recipe box containing hints about her beloved grandmother's hidden past. Despite the need to move forward, Anne is drawn into exploring the mysterious clues about the woman she's always trusted. Gram's dementia is making that harder, and the stakes intensify when Katy's anxieties take an alarming turn. Amid the turmoil, uncovered secrets shatter past beliefs, forcing each woman to confront her deepest fears in order to save herself.

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    The Truth about Leadership
  • Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780470633540
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven. In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, bestselling authors James Kouzes and Barry Posner reveal ten time-tested truths that discuss what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face. In the book, you’ll find: Material based on thirty years of research, more than one million responses to Kouzes and Posner's leadership assessment, and the questions people most want leaders to answer Explorations of the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance-leaders make a difference, credibility, values, trust, leading by example, heart, and more Demonstrations of emerging leaders and what they need to know to be effective Fans of The Leadership Challenge will find a dynamic new look at the real challenges leaders face today. The book draws from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world. It’s an indispensable resource leaders can use to do their real and necessary work-bringing about the essential changes that will renew organizations and communities.

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    The Truth of the Matter
  • Author : Dinty W. Moore
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 0321277619
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • This introduction to creative nonfiction examines the building blocks of nonfiction prose one by one, illustrating how individual voice and narrative strategies delineate this literary form from conventional nonfiction. Individual chapters are devoted to detail and description, characterization and scene, distinctive voice, intimate point-of-view, and the various ways in which writers discover the significance or universality of their work. Essays from contemporary nonfiction writers such as Henry Louis Gates, Norma Elia Cantú, Pico Iyer, Joan Didion, and others are integrated directly into the text to illustrate concepts.

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    The Truth Matters
  • Author : Bruce Bartlett
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780399581175
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Distinguish fake news from reliable journalism with this clear and concise handbook by New York Times best-selling author Bruce Bartlett. Today’s media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of “fake news.” This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, The Truth Matters presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.

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    The Truth of Right Now
  • Author : Kara Lee Corthron
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781481459471
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "A heart-wrenching debut novel about relationships in its many forms--families, friendships, romance--and how Lily and Dari, coming from different backgrounds and different worlds, strive to find a connection through their differences as they fight against their own individual pasts"--

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    The Solid Truth about Matter
  • Author : Mark Weakland
  • Publisher : Capstone Classroom
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9781429693028
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • "Describes what matter is and how it works through humor and core science content"--Provided by publisher.

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    Seeking the Truth from Mobile Evidence
  • Author : John Bair
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780128110577
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Computers
  • Seeking the Truth from Mobile Evidence: Basic Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced Overview of Current Mobile Forensic Investigations will assist those who have never collected mobile evidence and augment the work of professionals who are not currently performing advanced destructive techniques. This book is intended for any professional that is interested in pursuing work that involves mobile forensics, and is designed around the outcomes of criminal investigations that involve mobile digital evidence. Author John Bair brings to life the techniques and concepts that can assist those in the private or corporate sector. Mobile devices have always been very dynamic in nature. They have also become an integral part of our lives, and often times, a digital representation of where we are, who we communicate with and what we document around us. Because they constantly change features, allow user enabled security, and or encryption, those employed with extracting user data are often overwhelmed with the process. This book presents a complete guide to mobile device forensics, written in an easy to understand format. Provides readers with basic, intermediate, and advanced mobile forensic concepts and methodology Thirty overall chapters which include such topics as, preventing evidence contamination, triaging devices, troubleshooting, report writing, physical memory and encoding, date and time stamps, decoding Multi-Media-Messages, decoding unsupported application data, advanced validation, water damaged phones, Joint Test Action Group (JTAG), Thermal and Non-Thermal chip removal, BGA cleaning and imaging, In-System-Programming (ISP), and more Popular JTAG boxes – Z3X and RIFF/RIFF2 are expanded on in detail Readers have access to the companion guide which includes additional image examples, and other useful materials

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    The Truth of the Matter: A Motivational Collection of Poetic Works
  • Author : Andrea Eley Johnson
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781483461472
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • Hurt, fear, and lack of self- esteem is running rampant among the strong, the weak, and those in between but the truth is that we can overcome when we change our thinking and believe in someone greater than ourselves. That someone is God, and with him, our challenges will be a stepping stone to a stronger faith in Him, ourselves the power of His love and out destiny. The Truth of the Matter is a collection of motivational and inspirational poems intended to uplift. This book can encourage and give sunshine in the dark days, but also add even brighter light to the good days. Author Andrea Eley Johnson’s limitless love for others inspired this book, as well as the challenges we face. Filled with divine confidence, she approaches a variety of topics, from faith to body image to love to patriotism to nature, all through the lens of her great faith in God. Her words will speak to all readers who appreciate welcoming emotional poetry that may be easily integrated into daily reflection time.

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    Does Truth Matter?
  • Author : Ronald Tinnevelt,Raf Geenens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781402088490
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • The claim once made by philosophers of unique knowledge of the essence of humanity and society has fallen into disrepute. Neither Platonic forms, divine revelation nor metaphysical truth can serve as the ground for legitimating social and political norms. On the political level many seem to agree that democracy doesn’t need foundations. Nor are its citizens expected to discuss the worth of their comprehensive conceptions of the good life. According to Rawls, for example, we have to accept that “politics in a democratic society can never be guided by what we see as the whole truth (...)”. (1993: 243) And yet we still call upon truth when we participate in defining the basic structure our society and argue why our opinions, beliefs and preferences need to be taken seriously. We do not think that our views need to be taken into account by others because they are our views, but because we think they are true. If in a democratic society citizens have to deal with the challenge of affirming their claims as true, we need to analyse the precise relationship between truth and democracy. Does truth matter to democracy and if so, what is the place of truth in democratic politics? How can citizens affirm the truth of their claims and accept - at the same time - that their truth is just one amongst many? Our book centers on the role of the public sphere in these pressing questions. It tries to give a comprehensive answer to these questions from the perspective of the main approaches of contemporary democratic theory: deliberative democracy, political pragmatism and liberalism. A confrontation of these approaches, will result in a more encompassing philosophical understanding of our plural democracy, which – in this era of globalization – is more complex than ever before. Because a good understanding of the function, meaning and shortcomings of the public sphere is essential to answering these questions, a good deal of the book addresses these issues. Historically, after all, the idea that citizens have to engage each other in discussion in order to determine the structure and goals of society, is connected to the rational ideal of a public sphere where conflicting views can be expressed, formed, and transformed. But hasn’t the collective decision making in which everyone participates on an equal footing turned out to be a deceptive ideal or a simple illusion? Not every individual in society has equal access to the podium. Furthermore, power, being an inevitable feature of the public sphere, seems to permanently endanger its democratic value. Moreover, the existence of this sphere depends on a specific ethos and particular public spaces where citizens are called upon to present themselves as citizens, as people taking responsibility for their society. It is not clear whether this ethos and these spaces exist at all, and if so, if they preserved their ascribed capacity for constituting ‘democratic’ truth? By answering these questions we expect to deepen our understanding of the relation between truth and democracy.

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    Documentary Screens
  • Author : Keith Beattie
  • Publisher : Red Globe Press
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780333741177
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Keith Beattie's study offers a clear and comprehensive analysis of documentary film and television by adopting a 'documentary studies' approach in which non-fictional work is situated within historical, economic and disciplinary contexts.

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    "The Truth of the Matter" about Clerical Subscription, in a letter to ... C. H. Spurgeon. [Being remarks on his sermon entitled: “Baptismal Regeneration.”]
  • Author : Arthur Augustus REES
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : BL:A0023288933
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book "The Truth of the Matter" about Clerical Subscription, in a letter to ... C. H. Spurgeon. [Being remarks on his sermon entitled: “Baptismal Regeneration.”]

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    Tell Me the Truth About Life
  • Author : National Poetry Day
  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1789290996
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • Celebrating the 25th anniversary, the official national poetry day collection. Tell Me the Truth about Life is an indispensable anthology which invites us all to contemplate the power poetry has to capture our unspoken truths.

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    The Truth about Alicia and Other Stories
  • Author : Ana Consuelo Matiella
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0816521611
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The truth about Alicia was that she wasnÕt that stable to begin with. So when she did what she did, no one was very surprised. Still it was shocking, the way she followed them from the hardware store to the woman's house, the way she broke the sliding glass door with the tire jack, the way she found them in bed. It was more than she could take, her being seven months pregnant and all. It only took two shots. . . . " Alicia is not the only woman with problems. In these stories about contemporary and traditional Latinas, Ana Consuelo Matiella uses sensitivity and wit to address issues faced by women of color and women everywhereÑissues largely having to do with love: between men and women, mothers and daughters, women and friends. In engaging stories about family myths, gossip, and lies, comadres converse over afternoon cafŽ con leche. "I'm sure that I was the only wife whose husband was teaching their daughter to do Cheech Marin imitations," remarks one of Matiella's characters. Another sings the praises of the chocolate milkshake diet: "ThatÕs one advantage of living on the border. You get to try all the latest gringo inventions as soon as they hit the streets." Through encounters with angels, conversations with dogs, and relationships with men overly concerned with the dimensions of their manhood, Matiella offers a new exploration of the human conditionÑone showing us that if we cannot laugh at life, no matter how tragic the circumstances, we are surely doomed. With humor and insight that come only through close observation of her fellow human beings, this gifted writer brings new twists to familiar scenes. The Truth about Alicia and Other Stories is an authentic portrayal of the world of contemporary Chicanas that will delight everyone who enters it.

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    The Truth Book
  • Author : Joy Castro,Skyhorse Publishing, Inc
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780803240629
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Originally published: New York, Arcade Pub.: The truth book: escaping a childhood of abuse among Jehovah's Witnesses: a memoir, 2005.

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    On Truth
  • Author : Simon Blackburn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN : 9780190867218
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • The classic approaches -- Correspondence -- Coherence -- Pragmatism -- Deflationism -- Tarski and the semantic theory of truth -- Summary of part I -- Varieties of enquiry -- Truths of taste; truth in art -- Truth in ethics -- Reason -- Religion and truth -- Interpretations.

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    Plato Etc
  • Author : Roy Bhaskar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9781135280994
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • In this concise text, Roy Bhaskar sets out to diagnose, explain and resolve the "problems of philosophy". Plato Etc. reviews all the main areas of the subject: the theory of knowledge and philosophy of science; the philosophy of logic and language; the philosophies of space, time and causality; the philosophy of the social and life sciences and of dialectic; ethics, politics and aesthetics; and the history and sociology of philosophy. Among the issues discussed are the problems of induction and universals, the question of relativism, Heidegger’s "scandal of philosophy" (the search for a proof of the reality of the external world), the nature of moral truth and the conundrum of free will and determinism. The last two chapters consist of a synoptic account of the development of Western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to poststructuralism. Plato Etc. seeks to revindicate the philosophical project, and to demonstrate that the author’s "dialectical critical realism" has the categorical power to remedy the problem fields of philosophy. The book serves both as a critical introduction to philosophy and as an invaluable resource for the scholar.

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    A Matter of Fact
  • Author : Jess Berentson-Shaw
  • Publisher : Bridget Williams Books
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781988545356
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  • Genre : Communication
  • "Today it seems that conspiracy and rumour spread faster than ever and are increasingly hard to debunk. How do we convincingly explain the difference between good information and misinformation? A matter of fact explores the science of communicating and presents innovative ways to talk effectively (and empathetically) about contentious information"--Publisher information.

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    The Truth About Men
  • Author : DeVon Franklin
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781982101282
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • The New York Times bestselling author of The Wait and “spiritual teacher for our times” (Oprah Winfrey) frankly and openly explores why men behave the way they do and what everyone—men and women alike—need to know about it. We hear it all the time. Men cheat. Men love power. Men love sex. Men are greedy. Men are dogs. But is this really the truth about men? In this groundbreaking book, DeVon Franklin dishes the real truth by making the compelling case that men aren’t dogs but all men share the same struggle. He provides the manual for how men can change, both on a personal and a societal level by providing practical solutions for helping men learn how to resist temptation, how to practice self-control, and how to love. But The Truth About Men isn’t just for men. DeVon tells female readers everything they need to know about men. He offers women a real-time understanding of how men’s struggles affect them, insights that can help them navigate their relationships with men and information on how to heal from the damage that some misbehaving men may have inflicted. This book is a raw, informative, and accessible look at an issue that threatens to tear our society apart yet it offers a positive way forward for men and women alike.

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    Truth in Our Times
  • Author : David E. McCraw
  • Publisher : All Points Books
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9781250184429
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Political Science
  • David E. McCraw recounts his experiences as the top newsroom lawyer for the New York Times during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations. In October 2016, when Donald Trump's lawyer demanded that The New York Times retract an article focused on two women that accused Trump of touching them inappropriately, David McCraw's scathing letter of refusal went viral and he became a hero of press freedom everywhere. But as you'll see in Truth in Our Times, for the top newsroom lawyer at the paper of record, it was just another day at the office. McCraw has worked at the Times since 2002, leading the paper's fight for freedom of information, defending it against libel suits, and providing legal counsel to the reporters breaking the biggest stories of the year. In short: if you've read a controversial story in the paper since the Bush administration, it went across his desk first. From Chelsea Manning's leaks to Trump's tax returns, McCraw is at the center of the paper's decisions about what news is fit to print. In Truth in Our Times, McCraw recounts the hard legal decisions behind the most impactful stories of the last decade with candor and style. The book is simultaneously a rare peek behind the curtain of the celebrated organization, a love letter to freedom of the press, and a decisive rebuttal of Trump's fake news slur through a series of hard cases. It is an absolute must-have for any dedicated reader of The New York Times.

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    The Secret
  • Author : Rhonda Byrne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780731815296
  • Reader Reviews : 3596
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The tenth-anniversary edition of the book that changed lives in profound ways, now with a new foreword and afterword. In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

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    The Truth About Inflation
  • Author : Paul Donovan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781317690047
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Inflation is a simple topic, in that the basic concepts are something that everyone can understand. However, inflation is not a simplistic topic. The composition of inflation and what the different inflation measures try to represent cannot be summarised with a single line on a chart or a casual reference to a solitary data point. Investors very often fail to understand the detail behind inflation, and end up making bad investment decisions as a result. The Truth About Inflation does not set out to forecast inflation, but to help improve its understanding, so that investors can make better decisions to achieve the real returns that they need. Starting with a summary of long history of inflation, the drivers of price change are considered. Many of the "urban myths" that have built up about inflation are shown to be a consequence of irrational judgement or political scaremongering. Some behaviour, like the unhealthy veneration of gold as a means of inflation protection, is shown to be the result of historical accident. In the modern era of lower nominal investment returns, inflation inequality (whereby some groups experience persistently higher inflation than others) is a very important consideration. This book sets out the realities of price changes in the modern investing environment, without using economic equations or jargon. It gives investors the framework they need to think about inflation and how to protect themselves against it, whether the aggregate inflation of the future rises or falls from current levels.

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    The Constitution of Knowledge
  • Author : Jonathan Rauch
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780815738879
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Arming Americans to defend the truth from today’s war on facts “In what could be the timeliest book of the year, Rauch aims to arm his readers to engage with reason in an age of illiberalism.” —Newsweek Disinformation. Trolling. Conspiracies. Social media pile-ons. Campus intolerance. On the surface, these recent additions to our daily vocabulary appear to have little in common. But together, they are driving an epistemic crisis: a multi-front challenge to America’s ability to distinguish fact from fiction and elevate truth above falsehood. In 2016 Russian trolls and bots nearly drowned the truth in a flood of fake news and conspiracy theories, and Donald Trump and his troll armies continued to do the same. Social media companies struggled to keep up with a flood of falsehoods, and too often didn’t even seem to try. Experts and some public officials began wondering if society was losing its grip on truth itself. Meanwhile, another new phenomenon appeared: “cancel culture.” At the push of a button, those armed with a cellphone could gang up by the thousands on anyone who ran afoul of their sanctimony. In this pathbreaking book, Jonathan Rauch reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the “Constitution of Knowledge”—our social system for turning disagreement into truth. By explicating the Constitution of Knowledge and probing the war on reality, Rauch arms defenders of truth with a clearer understanding of what they must protect, why they must do—and how they can do it. His book is a sweeping and readable description of how every American can help defend objective truth and free inquiry from threats as far away as Russia and as close as the cellphone.

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    Aristotle on Truth
  • Author : Paolo Crivelli
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781139455664
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Aristotle's theory of truth, which has been the most influential account of the concept of truth from Antiquity onwards, spans several areas of philosophy: philosophy of language, logic, ontology and epistemology. In this 2004 book, Paolo Crivelli discusses all the main aspects of Aristotle's views on truth and falsehood. He analyses in detail the main relevant passages, addresses some well-known problems of Aristotelian semantics, and assesses Aristotle's theory from the point of view of modern analytic philosophy. In the process he discusses most of the literature on Aristotle's semantic theory to have appeared in the last two centuries. His book vindicates and clarifies the often repeated claim that Aristotle's is a correspondence theory of truth. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers working in both ancient philosophy and modern philosophy of language.

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    The Truth about Food
  • Author : MD Mph Katz
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 1719849846
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  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • "In The Truth about Food, one of the world's leading authorities on lifestyle medicine, health promotion, and the prevention of chronic disease lays out not just what he knows about diet and health, but how and why he knows it. This book uniquely empowers readers to benefit from what's fundamentally and reliably true - while setting us all free from fads, false claims, and distractions by showing how to differentiate truth from the exploitative "lies" that abound. This book would be much shorter if it only detailed what we know to be true today. It shows how to keep up with new findings, too, and most importantly- how never to be duped again. Based on science, informed by uncommon sense, and aligned with the global consensus of diverse experts, The Truth about Food is an invitation to add years to your life and life to your years; to love the food that loves you back for a lifetime; and to enjoy the comforting confidence that only comes from genuine understanding."--Publisher's description.

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    The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data
  • Author : Michael P. Lynch
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781631491863
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • "An intelligent book that struggles honestly with important questions: Is the net turning us into passive knowers? Is it degrading our ability to reason? What can we do about this?" —David Weinberger, Los Angeles Review of Books We used to say "seeing is believing"; now, googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Now firmly established as a pioneering work of modern philosophy, The Internet of Us has helped revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. Indeed, demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael P. Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us value some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting the greatest traits of mankind. Charting a path from Plato’s cave to Google Glass, the result is a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the "Internet of Things."

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    The Last Duel
  • Author : Eric Jager
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780767914178
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : History
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “A taut page-turner with all the hallmarks of a good historical thriller.”—Orlando Sentinel The gripping true story of the duel to end all duels in medieval France as a resolute knight defends his wife’s honor against the man she accuses of a heinous crime In the midst of the devastating Hundred Years’ War between France and England, Jean de Carrouges, a Norman knight fresh from combat in Scotland, returns home to yet another deadly threat. His wife, Marguerite, has accused squire Jacques Le Gris of rape. A deadlocked court decrees a trial by combat between the two men that will also leave Marguerite’s fate in the balance. For if her husband loses the duel, she will be put to death as a false accuser. While enemy troops pillage the land, and rebellion and plague threaten the lives of all, Carrouges and Le Gris meet in full armor on a walled field in Paris. What follows is the final duel ever authorized by the Parlement of Paris, a fierce fight with lance, sword, and dagger before a massive crowd that includes the teenage King Charles VI, during which both combatants are wounded—but only one fatally. Based on extensive research in Normandy and Paris, The Last Duel brings to life a colorful, turbulent age and three unforgettable characters caught in a fatal triangle of crime, scandal, and revenge. The Last Duel is at once a moving human drama, a captivating true crime story, and an engrossing work of historical intrigue with themes that echo powerfully centuries later.

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    Is Truth the Primary Epistemic Goal?
  • Author : Markus Patrick Hess
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9783110329551
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • This book is focused on a problem that has aroused the most controversy in recent epistemological debate, which is whether the truth can or cannot be the fundamental epistemic goal. Traditional epistemology has presupposed the centrality of truth without giving a deeper analysis. To epistemic value pluralists, the claim that truth is the fundamental value seems unjustified. Their central judgement is that we can be in a situation where we do not attain truth but something else that is also epistemically valuable. In contrast, epistemic value monists are committed to the view that one can only attain something of epistemic value by attaining truth. It was necessary to rethink the long-accepted platitude that truth is our primary epistemic goal, once several objections about epistemic value were formulated. The whole debate is instructive for understanding how the epistemic value domain is structured.

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    The Truth of All That Is
  • Author : Amelia Bert
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1530353165
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • You have been guided here now. Nothing is random. In this book, the Angels respond to all your inquiries, thoughts and prayers. They share their wisdom, enlighten and empower. There are lessons to be learned, benefits to be gained, assistance to be given, truth to be revealed. They talk to you directly, if you would only allow the words to move through you, you will succeed your own personal transformation. This book is a direct Angel narration by intuitive Amelia Bert. It is the result of her spiritual journey of months of meditation and connection with lighted spirits. This is a spiritual book, that links all the peaces together by revealing the truth of the cosmos. NOTE FROM AUTHOR: As I am an angel intuitive, the Angels wanted me to write this book for all of you. They said: I should let all of you come on your own, when it is your time to read it. This way you will benefit the most. If you fell drawn to the cover or description, then it will enlighten and assist you on your path. If it is your time, read on. INSIDE YOU WILL DISCCOVER THE TRUTH OF: God, Angels, Spirit Guides, Higher Self Reincarnation Afterlife Fifth dimension Different galaxies Law of attraction Chakras Personal success Angel communication Time and Space and more HOW TO: Manifest your desires Find happiness Reveal your life's path Remove blockages Connect with your divinity Communicate with spirits Create a life you want Shield yourself Remember past life skills and more EFFECTS: Awakening towards the universal truth Personal transformation - - move to the fifth dimension Establishes connection with angels of the light Transition of high energy Enhances spirituality Expands awareness beyond the physical plane Awakens divine power Motivation CAUTION: The contains of this book provide powerful information that will lead to spiritual growth and transformation. You are advised not to proceed if you hold negative intentions, fear and/or uncertainty, as the information provided will not be of benefit. *The information given are for the advantage of those who are ready for its content. This book is not intended to provoke nor offend.

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    The Truth of the Matter
  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781401684877
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Charlie West has a problem: the bad guys are trying to capture him—and so are the good guys. As his allies begin to come from the strangest places, and his memories finally begin to return, Charlie is one step closer to the truth of the matter. Ever since he woke up in a terrorist torture chamber—with a year of his life erased from his mind—Charlie West has been on the run. He has one desperate hope of getting his life back: track down the mysterious agent named Waterman. But in fact, reaching Waterman—and recovering the secrets lost in his own memory—will only increase the danger he’s in. A team of ruthless killers is rapidly closing in on him, determined to stop him from finding the answers. And the truth of the matter is more incredible . . . and more deadly . . . than he could ever imagine. From Edgar Award winning and bestselling author Andrew Klavan comes the third installment of The Homelanders series. Exciting young adult suspense novel Approximately 82,000 words Part of the Homelanders series Book 1: The Last Thing I Remember Book 2: The Long Way Home Book 3: The Truth of the Matter Book 4: The Final Hour

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    Nothing But the Truth
  • Author : Avi
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780545174152
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ninth-grader Philip Malloy's suspension for humming "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.

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    The Death of Truth
  • Author : Michiko Kakutani
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780525574835
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Political Science
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America’s retreat from reason We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases. How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends—originating on both the right and the left—that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant. With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times.

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    A Good Time for the Truth
  • Author : Sun Yung Shin
  • Publisher : Minnesota Historical Society
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781681340036
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • In this provocative book, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in one of the whitest states in the nation. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being’s inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships. Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps. With contributions by: Taiyon J. Coleman, Heid E. Erdrich, Venessa Fuentes, Shannon Gibney, David Grant, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, Andrea Jenkins, Robert Karimi, JaeRan Kim, Sherry Quan Lee, David Mura, Bao Phi, Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Diane Wilson, Kao Kalia Yang

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    The Last Thing I Remember
  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781418575755
  • Reader Reviews : 42
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare. He's strapped to a chair. He's covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death. The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things--working on his homework, practicing karate, daydreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl's number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really? And more to the point . . . how is he going to get out of this room alive?