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The Lies They Tell

Author : Tuvia Tenenbom
ISBN : 9652299111
Genre : Humor
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The USA is the worlds empire and its actions will influence us all for generations to come. But who are the Americans, the people who make up America? Tuvia Tenenbom travels through America to find out. His wanderings take him across regional frontiers, partisan lines, and socioeconomic boundaries in a fearless quest for the flesh-and-blood American. He visits black ghettos and white gated communities, megachurches and Indian reservations. He schmoozes with robbers who teach him the true meaning of love and meets Jews who dedicate day and night to hatred of their brethren. He finagles his way into a prison where skinheads pray, goes to the Senate where no Senator seems to be working, experiments with drugs on American streets and ponders the deeper meaning of life with rednecks. He mingles with soldiers who teach him how to invade foreign countries and intellectuals who teach him the beautiful nature of Mother Earth, the goodness of man, and the sadism of the Israeli. The characters he encounters, the adventures he eagerly embraces and the findings of his journey are always unique and often unexpected. Welcome to the real America, a place you call home but dont yet know.
Category: Humor

The Lies They Tell

Author : Gillian French
ISBN : 9780062642608
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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With shades of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, this dark and twisted mystery by the highly acclaimed author of Grit will be the page-turner of the year. Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just doesn’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame “the help.” With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. This year, Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends have made a point of sitting in Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by most of them, Tristan’s quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father’s name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that would leave no life unchanged…if it doesn’t take hers first.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Lies

Author : Al Franken
ISBN : 0452285216
Genre : Humor
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Offers a whimsical critique of the Right, exposing their deceptive practices, challenging conceptions about the media's liberal bias, and identifying inconsistencies in the Bush administration.
Category: Humor

21 Lies They Tell You About American Foreign Policy

Author : Brett Saxon Morris
ISBN : 1501098756
Genre : Political Science
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In this book, freelance journalist and foreign policy analyst Brett S. Morris systematically identifies and debunks the most pervasive lies and myths surrounding US foreign policy and America's role in the world. Propaganda peddled by political leaders and their enablers in the media promote the idea of "American exceptionalism" and benevolence. However, as this carefully researched and thoroughly documented book demonstrates, the United States behaves nothing like a benign entity. Lies debunked in this book include: the United States supports democracy, the United States supports human rights, the United States helps poor countries develop, the United States is opposed to terrorism, and many more! In this book, you will discover: -How the United States has overthrown numerous democratically elected governments -Why the threat of nuclear war remains as high as ever -How the United States supported a genocide in Guatemala -How the United States has been waging a vicious terrorist war against Cuba -Why "national security" is not a very important goal for decision makers -The real goal of the "war on drugs" -Why North Korea seems "crazy" -The roots of Islamic terrorism -How the United States blocks a solution of the Israel-Palestine conflict -How the United States supported Saddam Hussein -The history of American imperialism -How the United States has tortured people -The truth about the crisis in Ukraine -The overall goal of US foreign policy -And much more! Filled with facts, statistics, and evidence from leading specialists, journalists, and other experts, this book is the definitive guide to the truth about American foreign policy and an antidote to the lies that pervade our society.
Category: Political Science

Telling Lies Clues To Deceit In The Marketplace Politics And Marriage Revised Edition

Author : Paul Ekman
ISBN : 9780393081749
Genre : Psychology
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From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught? The science behind Fox TV's series Lie To Me. In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, adds a new chapter to present his latest research on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and the methods for uncovering lies. Ekman has figured out the most important behavioral clues to deceit; he has developed a one-hour self-instructional program that trains people to observe and understand "micro expressions"; and he has done research that identifies the facial expressions that show whether someone is likely to become violent. ?Telling Lies?describes how lies vary in form and how they can differ from other types of misinformation that can reveal untruths. It discusses how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still fool professional lie hunters—even judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, and Secret Service agents.
Category: Psychology

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Author : Robin Talley
ISBN : 9780373212040
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

You Re Perfect And Other Lies Parents Tell

Author : Loni Coombs
ISBN : 9781939457912
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Think you’re doing your kids a favor telling them what perfect angels they are? Think again. Former Criminal Prosecutor, mother and stepmother Loni Coombs has witnessed too many times the shockingly negative effects of what most parents feel to be the very best parenting techniques. They think, “I’ll give my children what I never had, I’ll pave their way to success, I’ll take care of their problems,” and then they’re blindsided by their children’s utter helplessness when it comes to thriving in the real world, their inability to get and keep a job, even their unexpected run-ins with the law. What went wrong? This book solves the mystery. "The ugly truth parents need to face is that telling your children that they are perfect and shielding them from the consequences of their actions while insisting that every child gets a first-place trophy is not good parenting," says Coombs. You’re Perfect… is the urgent wake-up call that the parents of the “Me Generation” so desperately need, and the easy-to-implement information within its pages could change the course of millions of young lives for the better. You’re Perfect… is your crash course in real-world parenting and will teach you: • The dangers you may be exposing your child to • How to transform your child's self-entitlement into self-control • How to get your children to treat you with respect • The warning signs indicating your child is at risk for delinquency • How to tackle drug and alcohol problems • When to invade your child's privacy Whether you’re holding a newborn in your arms or you’ve got an 18-year-old spiraling out of control, this is the guide every parent should have to be prepared for the unexpected and to protect their children from society’s dangerous pitfalls.
Category: Family & Relationships

Lying

Author : Sam Harris
ISBN : 9781940051017
Genre : Philosophy
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As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.
Category: Philosophy

Everybody Lies

Author : Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
ISBN : 9780062390875
Genre : Social Science
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Foreword by Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.
Category: Social Science

Lies We Believe About God

Author : Wm. Paul Young
ISBN : 9781501101410
Genre : Religion
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From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God. Wm. Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God’s love through his novels. Here he shares twenty-eight commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator. With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the “Papa” portrayed in The Shack—now a major film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer—Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God’s deep and abiding love.
Category: Religion