The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061253720
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: History

Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

Warning to the West

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374513341
Release Date: 1986-09-01
Genre: History

Contains texts from the author's speeches in the U.S. during 1975 and his BBC interview and radio speech in 1976.

The Solzhenitsyn Reader

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher: Isi Books
ISBN: 1935191551
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: History

Compiles a collection of the author's short stories, essays, poems, speeches, and excerpts, including some material that has been translated into English for the first time.

Sex at Dawn

Author: Christopher Ryan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061707810
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Social Science

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda JethÁ debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.

Flow

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061876721
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Psychology

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Author: Peter Boxall
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 1743364520
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Best books

Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Read and enjoy.

The Gift of Therapy

Author: Irvin Yalom
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062297266
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre: Psychology

Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume. The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love’s Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained—presented as eighty-five personal and provocative “tips for beginner therapists,” including: •Let the patient matter to you •Acknowledge your errors •Create a new therapy for each patient •Do home visits •(Almost) never make decisions for the patient •Freud was not always wrong A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom’s Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.

And Now My Soul Is Hardened

Author: Alan M. Ball
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206946
Release Date: 1996-11-06
Genre: History

Warfare, epidemics, and famine left millions of Soviet children homeless during the 1920s. Many became beggars, prostitutes, and thieves, and were denizens of both secluded underworld haunts and bustling train stations. Alan Ball's study of these abandoned children examines their lives and the strategies the government used to remove them from the streets lest they threaten plans to mold a new socialist generation. The "rehabilitation" of these youths and the results years later are an important lesson in Soviet history.

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

Author: Peter Kenez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139451024
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Genre: History

An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, 'Who shall govern Russia?' This question was resolved with the creation of the Soviet Union. Kenez traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies and into the Stalinist order. He shows how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to find ways to rule the country without using Stalin's methods but also without openly repudiating the past, and to negotiate a peaceful but antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. In this second edition, he also examines the post-Soviet period, tracing Russia's development up to the time of publication.

Social Network Analysis for Startups

Author: Maksim Tsvetovat
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449306465
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Computers

SNA techniques are derived from sociological and social-psychological theories and take into account the whole network (or, in case of very large networks such as Twitter -- a large segment of the network). Thus, we may arrive at results that may seem counter-intuitive -- e.g. that Jusin Bieber (7.5 mil. followers) and Lady Gaga (7.2 mil. followers) have relatively little actual influence despite their celebrity status -- while a middle-of-the-road blogger with 30K followers is able to generate tweets that "go viral" and result in millions of impressions. O'Reilly's "Mining Social Media" and "Programming Collective Intelligence" books are an excellent start for people inteseted in SNA. This book builds on these books' foundations to teach a new, pragmatic, way of doing SNA. I would like to write a book that links theory ("why is this important?", "how do various concepts interact?", "how do I interpret quantitative results?") and practice -- gathering, analyzing and visualizing data using Python and other open-source tools.

Gulag

Author: Anne Applebaum
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307426122
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: History

In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost. The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. Applebaum intimately re-creates what life was like in the camps and links them to the larger history of the Soviet Union. Immediately recognized as a landmark and long-overdue work of scholarship, Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth century.

Aws Amazon Web Services Tutorial

Author: Dennis Hutten
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1976067502
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre:

To benefit from this tutorial, you should have the desire to understand how Amazon Web Services can help you scale your cloud computing services. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is Amazon's cloud web hosting platform that offers flexible, reliable, scalable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective solutions. This tutorial covers various important topics illustrating how AWS works and how it is beneficial to run your website on Amazon Web Services. This tutorial is prepared for beginners who want to learn how Amazon Web Services works to provide reliable, flexible, and cost-effective cloud computing services.

Rockets and People Volume I NASA History Series NASA Sp 2005 4110

Author: Boris Chertok
Publisher: WWW.Militarybookshop.CompanyUK
ISBN: 1780396880
Release Date: 2005-02
Genre: History

Much has been written in the West on the history of the Soviet space program, but few Westerners have read direct first-hand accounts of the men and women who were behind the many Russian accomplishments in exploring space. The memoir of academician Boris Chertok, translated from the original Russian, fills that gap. Chertok began his career as an electrician in 1930 at an aviation factory near Moscow. Thirty years later, he was deputy to the founding figure of the Soviet space program, the mysterious "Chief Designer" Sergey Korolev. Chertok's 60-year-long career and the many successes and failures of the Soviet space program constitute the core of his memoirs, Rockets and People. In these writings, spread over four volumes (volumes two through four are forthcoming), academician Chertok not only describes and remembers, but also elicits and extracts profound insights from an epic story about a society's quest to explore the cosmos. This book was edited by Asif Siddiqi, a historian of Russian space exploration, and General Tom Stafford contributed a foreword touching upon his significant work with the Russians on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Overall, this book is an engaging read while also contributing much new material to the literature about the Soviet space program.

In the First Circle

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062194886
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Fiction

The thrilling cold war masterwork by the nobel prize winner, published in full for the first time Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949.The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country's brightest minds. He and his fellow prisoners are charged with using their abilities to sleuth out the caller's identity, and they must choose whether to aid Joseph Stalin's repressive state—or refuse and accept transfer to the Siberian Gulag camps . . . and almost certain death. First written between 1955 and 1958, In the First Circle is Solzhenitsyn's fiction masterpiece. In order to pass through Soviet censors, many essential scenes—including nine full chapters—were cut or altered before it was published in a hastily translated English edition in 1968. Now with the help of the author's most trusted translator, Harry T. Willetts, here for the first time is the complete, definitive English edition of Solzhenitsyn's powerful and magnificent classic.

The Time of Stalin

Author: Anton Antonov-Ovseenko
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015002642208
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Genre: Chefs d'État - URSS - Biographies

Informatie over de mate van terreur, uitgeoefend in de Sovjet-Unie door Josif Vissarionovič Stalin (1879-1953).