An accessible modern translation of essential speeches from Thucydides?s History that takes readers to the heart of his profound insights on diplomacy, foreign policy, and warWhy do nations go to war? What are citizens willing to die for? What justifies foreign invasion? And does might always make right? For nearly 2,500 years, students, politicians, political thinkers, and military leaders have read the eloquent and shrewd speeches in Thucydides?s History of the Peloponnesian War for profound insights into military conflict, diplomacy, and the behavior of people and countries in times of crisis. How to Think about War presents the most influential and compelling of these speeches in an elegant new translation by classicist Johanna Hanink, accompanied by an enlightening introduction, informative headnotes, and the original Greek on facing pages. The result is an ideally accessible introduction to Thucydides?s long and challenging History.Thucydides intended his account of the clash between classical Greece?s mightiest powers?Athens and Sparta?to be a ?possession for all time.? Today, it remains a foundational work for the study not only of ancient history but also contemporary politics and international relations. How to Think about War features speeches that have earned the History its celebrated status?all of those delivered before the Athenian Assembly, as well as Pericles?s funeral oration and the notoriously ruthless ?Melian Dialogue.? Organized by key debates, these complex speeches reveal the recklessness, cruelty, and realpolitik of Athenian warfighting and imperialism.The first English-language collection of speeches from Thucydides in nearly half a century, How to Think about War takes readers straight to the heart of this timeless thinker.
No More Boring English Lessons! Over our many years teaching English, we have identified three points that will help you learn easily. It needs to be interesting. If you want to progress to English fluency you need to be having fun or be interested in what you are doing. All of the articles in this book are based on interesting real life stories. We cover everything from ´news´ to ´business´ and ´lifestyle´, and everything in-between. It needs to all be in English. This will help you begin to think in English. It needs to contain ´real English´. Most books ´dumb down´ the material. We present real English but in a clear way. We don´t treat you like a child or bore you with the same old nonsense. If you are in the intermediate level and want to gain real English fluency then this book is ideal for you. Let´s Get Started.
´ Beautifully written, thought-provoking and completely charming.´ Ruth Hogan ´Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories, and this big-hearted book is his best yet´ Heat, 5* This is the stunning new novel from bestselling author Mike Gayle , for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. A powerful and bittersweet story of an unexpected male friendship and an unlikely love story, a thought provoking storyline told with Mike´s distinctive wit and insight , touching on issues which affect us all. This uplifting tale reminds us of the simple courage at the heart of every human being. Ever since The Incident, James DeWitt has stayed on the safe side. He likes to know what happens next. Danny Allen is not on the safe side. He is more past the point of no return. The past is about to catch up with both of them in a way that which will change their lives forever, unexpectedly. But redemption can come in the most unlikely ways. Look out for Mike´s new novel, Half a World Away , available to pre-order now! ******************* Praise for The Man I Think I Know ´Beautifully written, thought-provoking and completely charming . . . reminds us that the everyday things we take for granted without realising how precious they are, can be snatched away in an instant with catastrophic consequences´ Ruth Hogan ´That rarest of things; a moving, beautifully written novel about male friendship . . . I absolutely loved it´ Lisa Jewell ´Mike is always wise and wonderful, but this is a whole new departure for him - read it!´ Jenny Colgan You´ll be both laughing and on the edge of tears with this brilliant read´ Fabulous magazine ******************* Readers are raving about this book! ´This is one of those books that is tugging on your heartstrings one moment and has you laughing out loud the next - another stunning plot line and narrative from Mike Gayle.´ ´I loved the narrative and I left this novel feeling totally uplifted . . . I now feel like there is some hope in the world!´ ´This book is sad, funny, quirky, touching, heartbreaking but - and this is going to sound totally cliched and corny - life affirming.´
Two years have passed since Think´s slip-up with Sebastian... and though she´s physically recovered, Think still worries her own thoughts may not be as private as she assumed. But before she can figure out who´s listening into her, Think will need to listen into a brand new criminal on parole - Ezzie - who also happens to be in a coma. Can Think trace Ezzie´s memories to discover how she got this way? And what other memories might be stirred up? About the series: Kathy ´´Think´´ Lipinski is a brilliant, yet disgraced psychotherapist who has changed careers to become a probation officer. The job is perfect for Think: a ground-breaking and highly controversial technology has made it possible to telepathically monitor the thoughts of convicts on probation. From now on, Think can listen to the thoughts of her ´´protégés´´ in her head. But every innovation comes at a price, and soon Think must ask herself whom she can trust - herself included... Trent Kennedy Johnson is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the founder of a writing group called ´´Incandescent´´, focused on assisting writers as they generate and hone new concepts born from unconventional sources of inspiration.
Olivia Rooker always has had bad luck with men. Her ex-boyfriend was a drug dealer and the reason why she went to prison. But now Think´s new protégé is out on parole. Olivia has even met a nice man called Wilder. But Think suspects something is wrong with this guy. She needs to keep an eye on him ... but is someone keeping an eye on Think? About the series: Kathy ´´Think´´ Lipinski is a brilliant, yet disgraced psychotherapist who has changed careers to become a probation officer. The job is perfect for Think: a ground-breaking and highly controversial technology has made it possible to telepathically monitor the thoughts of convicts on probation. From now on, Think can listen to the thoughts of her ´´protégés´´ in her head. But every innovation comes at a price, and soon Think must ask herself whom she can trust - herself included ... Trent Kennedy Johnson is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the founder of a writing group called ´´Incandescent´´, focused on assisting writers as they generate and hone new concepts born from unconventional sources of inspiration.
Sebastian is a petty criminal, a gambler, and a pompous bragger - but something about his thoughts exerts an irresistible pull on Think. As his probation officer, she shouldn´t get personally involved with him. But what could possibly happen? After all, she has him under control and knows his plans - doesn´t she? About the series: Kathy ´´Think´´ Lipinski is a brilliant, yet disgraced psychotherapist who has changed careers to become a probation officer. The job is perfect for Think: a ground-breaking and highly controversial technology has made it possible to telepathically monitor the thoughts of convicts on probation. From now on, Think can listen to the thoughts of her ´´protégés´´ in her head. But every innovation comes at a price, and soon Think must ask herself whom she can trust - herself included ... Trent Kennedy Johnson is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the founder of a writing group called ´´Incandescent´´, focused on assisting writers as they generate and hone new concepts born from unconventional sources of inspiration.
Millionaires think, the poor worry; and that´s the major difference between the rich and the poor. Millionaires think constructively, they connect idea to idea to arrive at a breakthrough concept. Wealth, like all millionaires know, grows from the mind. How you think and what you think about will definitely affect and influence the results you get in real life. You cannot escape the power of your thoughts. You need to understand that golds are mined from the brains of men. Wealth is a product of ideas well-executed. Money is what you get when you meet a felt need. Did you get that? All it takes to have money is to find out the needs of those around you, meet those needs and you will get money in return. Money, therefore, is the result of value-addition. There is always room in the world for the thinking brain. You cannot engage your mind in your daily living and be disengaged from the blessings and good things of life. You need to understand that your mind is not just a biological component of your total make up, it´s the control room of your life. The unarguable truth is this: Whatever captures your mind captures your life. E. W. Kenyon said, ´´Make your brain work. It will sweat, but make it work. It will improve. It will develop until you become a wonder to those around you.´´ That´s how to get your life working and rule your world. You must always understand that nobody is responsible for giving you a chance in the world. Believe me my friend, that´s your duty. Yes! It´s your duty to create your own space in the world by forcing your mind, I mean, your brain to work. It´s your duty to force your brain to come up with a viable solution to your challenges, whatever they may be. It´s your duty to find out how to overcome that poverty that has ravaged your destinies in your bloodline for generations. Yes, my friend, it´s your duty to create job for yourself and reduce the unemployed population by at least one person.
Christians are called to follow Christ in His suffering, sometimes by suffering persecution, and always by facing life?s many difficulties.The Apostle Peter declares: in 1 Peter 4:12-19 (ASV), ?Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ?s suerings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy.?In this book, Jennifer Muthoni takes the reader through God?s scriptural blueprints for the suffering Church, and reveals the victory which every believer can experience through the triumph of Christ.ABOUT THE AUTHORJennifer Muthoni is a retired nurse and a mother blessed with four adult children. She is active in her local church, and passionate to see the body of Christ hunger for more of God.
Analysis (sometimes called Real Analysis or Advanced Calculus) is a core subject in most undergraduate mathematics degrees. It is elegant, clever and rewarding to learn, but it is hard. Even the best students find it challenging, and those who are unprepared often find it incomprehensible at first. This book aims to ensure that no student need be unprepared. It is not like other Analysis books. It is not a textbook containing standard content. Rather, it is designed to be read before arriving at university and/or before starting an Analysis course, or as a companion text once a course is begun. It provides a friendly and readable introduction to the subject by building on the student´s existing understanding of six key topics: sequences, series, continuity, differentiability, integrability and the real numbers. It explains how mathematicians develop and use sophisticated formal versions of these ideas, and provides a detailed introduction to the central definitions, theorems and proofs, pointing out typical areas of difficulty and confusion and explaining how to overcome these. The book also provides study advice focused on the skills that students need if they are to build on this introduction and learn successfully in their own Analysis courses: it explains how to understand definitions, theorems and proofs by relating them to examples and diagrams, how to think productively about proofs, and how theories are taught in lectures and books on advanced mathematics. It also offers practical guidance on strategies for effective study planning. The advice throughout is research based and is presented in an engaging style that will be accessible to students who are new to advanced abstract mathematics.
From the bottom right to the top: The story of Harald Seiz sounds like a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Harald Seiz grew up with his mother and grandmother near Stuttgart in impoverished conditions. Both struggled with alcohol problems, so Seiz had to learn from early on to stand on his own two feet. From a beverage supplier to a vacuum cleaner salesman, he went through numerous professions and?despite harsh setbacks?always adhered to his dream of success and independence. In 2011 Seiz laid the foundation stone for his company Karatbars International GmbH. The goal was for every human being to be able to own gold. What was once a one-man show is now a worldwide empire of companies that generates an annual turnover of more than 100 million euros. But Harald Seiz has even bigger goals: A gold-based means of payment, which is crisis-proof and will revolutionize our financial system. His mission was initially just laughed at. Today he is the market leader for innovative Gold products. And yet Seiz still sees himself at the beginning; a payment system based on gold, gold mines, and the establishment of a bank are only a few of the building blocks which he wants to lay in order to get all the way to the top. Think Big?a book that encourages you to live your dream. And that reveals the recipes for success in achieving your aims.