The surest route to a happier. more productive life and future Most of us want to succeed. And most of us want to do the right thing. But we often forget that the way to succeed is by doing the right thing. as Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe remind us in Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing. When the institutions that shape our society need to change. the people in them typically either make more rules or offer smarter incentives. But there is a better way. and in this lively and provocative book. Schwartz and Sharpe explore the essential principle of problem solving that can transform our lives: practical wisdom. A concept that Aristotle identified millennia ago and that new scientific research reveals is as crucial today as it was in ancient Greece. practical wisdom is the essential human quality that combines the fruits of our individual experiences with our empathy and intellect. Its how we learn to be a good friend or parent or do
Autor: John Lithgow
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Uncle Tom is a high-minded. devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family. the Shelbys. Beset by financial difficulties. the Shelbys sell Tom to a slave trader. Young George Shelby promises to someday redeem him. The story relates Uncle Tom’s trials. suffering. and religious fortitude. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom. „a man of humanity.” as the first black hero in American fiction. Upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe. Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked. „So this is the little lady who started this new great war!” The novel became an overnight sensation and was hailed by Tolstoy as „one of the greatest productions of the human mind.” It remains a shocking. controversial. and powerful work. exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward slavery and documenting in heart-rending detail the tragic breakup of black families.
Autor: Harriet Beecher Stow
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Land That Time Forgot
When adventurer Bowen Tyler is taken aboard an enemy submarine. he never dreams that his voyage will end in a land where time itself is prisoner. But in the uncharted seas at the bottom of the world. Tyler and the crew of the U-33 discover the mysterious forgotten continent of Caspak. where the savage denizens of a thousand lost ages roam vast primeval jungles. Surrounded by dinosaurs and Bronze Age warriors. saber-toothed tigers and cunning beast-men. Bowen Tyler begins to unravel the incredible secret of Caspak-even as he battles to save the life of the woman he loves.
Autor: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Brief Candle in the Dark
In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder. Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science. culture. and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth centuryThe God Delusion.Called one of the best nonfiction writers alive today (Stephen Pinker) and a prize-fighter (Nature). Richard Dawkins cheerfully. mischievously. looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Exploring the halls of intellectual inquiry and stardom he encountered after the publication of his seminal work. The Selfish Gene; affectionately lampooning the world of academia. publishing. and television; and studding the pages with funny stories about the great men and women hes known. Dawkins offers a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged him to shift his attention to the intersec
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