For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign by Jean Baudrillard Requirements: .ePUB reader, 510 KB Overview: A material analysis of the sign which deepens Marx’s critique of political economy for spectacular times.
What if the problems of modern society don’t come from production, but rather consumption and the system of cultural signs? In this classic work from the defining intellectual of the postmodern, Jean Baudrillard, For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign takes Marx’s critique of political economy and its analysis of the commodity form as the starting point for an analysis of signs and their meaning in modern society. Influenced by Lefebvre’s critique of everyday life, Barthes’s semiology, and Situationism, Baudrillard analyses how objects are encoded within the system of signs and meanings that constitute contemporary media and consumer societies. Combining semiological studies and sociology of the consumer society, For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign contains Baudrillard’s most extensive engagement with Marxism and shows him at a critical juncture for the development of his thought. Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Gandhi (DK Eyewitness) by DK Requirements: .PDF reader, 23.4 MB Overview: DK’s formidable Eyewitness series receives a fabulous makeover for 2014, with an exciting new look and full updates. Written in an engaging style and featuring a wealth of spectacular images, this book brings alive the story of one of the most respected and revered men in modern history. Tracing his life from his childhood through to his involvement in the Indian struggle for Indian independence and the Partition of India, it recounts the Dandi March, the Non-cooperation Movement, and the Quit India Movement in vivid detail. It also explains his legacy in a simple, accessible way, and offers useful insights into his philosophies, ideas, and teachings. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
I’ll Be There by Susan May Warren (Deep Haven #7 / Montana Fire #4) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8MB Overview: Smokejumper Conner Young can’t wait to marry the woman who’s stood by him for three years as he fought fires in the forests of the northwest. The only wound in the weekend is the lack of his best man–a brother whose murder is still unsolved. It’s unfinished business that haunts him, keeping him from truly moving on.
Liza Beaumont, long time Deep Haven artist is a survivor of a brutal grizzly attack. Struggling with nightmares, she’s not sure she’s ready to join Conner’s world. He’s a hero, yes, but his life is rife with danger and stress and frankly she’s not sure she has the courage to be the wife of a man who may not come home again.
When Liza’s wedding invitation unearths a witness in his brother’s murder, Conner’s hope of solving the case is reignited. Suddenly, it’s a choice between showing up to help Liza knit together their perfect day–or tracking down his brother’s killer. But when his investigation finds its way to Deep Haven, and Liza’s life is threatened, there may not be a wedding at all.
What happens when the smokejumpers from Montana Fire come to Deep Haven? Sparks, fire and hopefully…a happy ending. Genre: Fiction > Romance
Bid Wars – Storage Auctions & Pawn Shop Tycoon v2.17.2 (Mod) Requirements: 4.1+ Overview: The greatest risks always lead to the biggest payoffs, but only few bold enough will become a storage gambling tycoon!
Venture into the high-stakes world of garage auctions, run your own pawn shop and build your reputation as the smartest and quickest bidder! Use your strategy to maximize your profit with the smallest bid! Can you take the risk and become the biggest winner? Going once, going twice…. Sold to the very first one that gets rich in this bet simulator!
Enjoy the bidding battles of one of the best idle money games. Bet at the bid wars and let the dollars rain on you! Think ahead of the other bidders and gamblers, manage your cash, design your plan for the bidding games and buy and sell your treasures! Only the smartest player will turn into a famous tycoon or billionaire through bid and auction!
Are you ready to spend thousands of bucks in your race to be a wealthy bidder, the star of the auction? Create your own empire out of pawn shops and become millionaire!
GAME CHARACTERISTICS AND MILLIONAIRE SIMULATOR HIGHLIGHTS
-OUTBID your opponents in thrilling storage auctions with your gambling strategy! Time is money, you only have a few moments to make your decision: use your intuition and be quicker than your rivals! Invest wisely your bucks and become the ultimate auction tycoon!
-COLLECT hundreds of items from diverse warehouses or a container: you can get everything from old basketballs to rare antiques and even alien artifacts! Sell them at your pawn store and get cash to keep up the bid wars!
-PROFIT from your lucky choices and get invited to the most exclusive auctions of lots in many different cities! Earn money from your victory at this storage wars game!
-BECOME the richest tycoon and challenge legendary gamblers to show them no one can beat you in an auction! Fight your rivals in ferocious container wars and win the most profitable warehouse!
-DEAL with opponents in this bet simulator. Get a bargain or maybe a loss in your race to become millionaire while competing against other dealers and pickers!
-SHOCK the auctioneer with your bids and bets! Set your profit strategy in this simulation and buy the best storage! Bet with your friends who will be the king of the auctions and tycoon!
-BID in the auction and push the other buyers to the limit! Act like a real rich tycoon and show no mercy with the rest of the billionaire gamblers!
You never know what precious antiques you will sell at this pawn shop games or what incredible treasures might be hidden behind those storage doors. Every single one of them is a chance to earn tons of cash and make a name for yourself as a top profit maker in one of the best strategy games! Maximize your earnings and win the bidding wars in these free games!
Find and buy the perfect storage in this simulation, better than many strategy games! Get ready for the bid wars and become a rich millionaire in this auction apps!
Please, note this idle business simulator from Tapps Games is free to play, but it contains items that can be purchased for real cash. Some features and extras mentioned in the description of this garage wars and auction games may also have to be purchased for real money.
What’s New: Hey, bidders! Check this update that we’ve prepared for you:
X-MAS SPECIAL FEATURES:
Enjoy themed cities with snow and all sorts of christmas decorations; Play special X-mas auctions in each city; Complete 2 special collections: Santa Claus and Christmas Past; And more:
ONLINE LEAGUE: Everyone is playing the Bid Wars League. Show them who’s boss; We fixed the annoying Lucky Spin bug; Other small bug fixes and general improvements. Thanks for playing Bid Wars and Merry Christmas!
What’s New: Yo bidders! In this update we added – Bug fixes Let’s play! Thanks for playing Bid Wars and, please, don’t forget to leave us a new review.
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Dark Blade by Steve Feasey (Whispers of the Gods Book 1) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.3MB Overview: A sweeping epic fantasy perfect for fans of the Summoner trilogy by Taran Matharu and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
WHEN GODS FAIL, WHO WILL KEEP THE DARKNESS OUT?
Lann knows nothing of his mysterious past, but by his fifteenth birthday he will come face to face with destiny. For Lann must wield the Dreadblade, an ancient sword forged to defeat terrible monsters.
Across the mountains a King has been murdered. His daughter, Astrid, is a warrior with no desire to bear the crown. Only she can uncover her father’s killer before her brother is framed for the crime.
Evil is stirring. Lann and Astrid are the kingdom’s last defence. Together, they must face the greatest darkness their world has ever known. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
An Unlikely Spy by Terry Deary (The Silver Hand #2) Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.3MB Overview: This brand new, exciting adventure from bestselling Horrible Histories author Terry Deary brings the Second World War to life. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne.
World War II has begun. Brigit has been evacuated to Wales from her home near the aeroplane factories of Coventry. But when it’s revealed that her father is German, Brigit runs away to join her mother in a very special training camp, where Churchill is building a secret army of spies and saboteurs known as the Special Operations Executive.
Brigit and her mother soon find themselves on the front line in Nazi-occupied France, where they search for double agents and meet with danger at every turn in their efforts to support the French resistance. But no-one will suspect Brigit is a spy, will they? After all, who would suspect a child?
Featuring characters from The Silver Hand, this page-turning adventure sheds new light on the Second World War and will have readers gripped from start to finish. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
London Calling by Veronica Forand Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.2MB Overview: Small town police officer Emma Ross loves her simple life––but it takes a hard turn into crazy when she’s kidnapped by MI6 and is put under the protection of an over-bearing, albeit sexy, Scotsman. A man who believes she’s lying to protect her father—a father whom she had no idea worked for British Intelligence and is now missing.
Liam Macknight’s partner was assassinated and he’s certain Emma’s father had something to do with it. But the stubborn woman isn’t talking, and she’s determined to get herself killed trying to find out the truth. Locking her in a room does no good––he tried that. So he’s forced to work with her, even if he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to trust her.
When he’s assigned to kill her dad to protect the identity of British spies in the Kremlin, he knows what little trust they’ve gained is about to be destroyed forever… Genre: Fiction > Romance
The Tragedy of Being Happy by William L. Alton Requirements: .ePUB reader, 450KB Overview: After his father’s suicide, fourteen-year-old Happy O’Neill struggles with addiction and an inclination for self-harm. His mother, working several jobs, struggling with single parenthood, and at a loss as to how she can reach Happy, commits her son to a high security psych ward. Despite the rigidity of the ward, and the vigilant oversight of its staff, Happy becomes embroiled in a romantic triangle that will change everything.
Told in small chapters of spare language, The Tragedy of Being Happy explores the depths of mental illness and adolescence, and the divide between those who live with it and those who exist “on the other side.” The poetic pacing feeds into the sense of a separation, the struggle to overcome it, and poignantly demonstrates that the human need for connection transcends illness. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Intelligent Investor: Understanding the Technology of Cryptocurrency by Branden Lee Requirements: .MP3 reader, 158 MB Overview: Blockchain Technology goes much further than the idea of transferring money. Its ability to adapt to nearly every type of industry and be used in a myriad of ways is a whole new phenomenon that everyone should be trying to understand. It is something that will eventually affect each and every one of us, so we need to understand what’s really happening with Blockchain Technology so we can decide where we stand on the debate. Download this audiobook now, so you can begin to understand just how much our world is about to change and prepare for this next step into a whole new and modern world where the power is put into the hands of the people.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and LiteCoin are beginning to become household names. The world of cryptocurrency is quickly changing and having the ability to keep up can make it easier to join the market and even make some money. It is not uncommon for people to jump on this network to complete various transactions and to keep their money safe. But one of the best things that you can do when it comes to digital currencies is use them as an investment. Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan by Keith Abbott Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 5.68 MB Overview: In Downstream From Trout Fishing In America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan, Keith Abbott paints a portrait of Richard Brautigan as a lovable and whimsical friend. Abbott explains the writer’s dedication to the art of fiction and his quest to break beyond the pop culture, hippie label that haunted him until his suicide in1984.
Brautigan’s tight prose inspired authors such as Haruki Murakami, and his experimentation with the line won him accolades from authors like Ishmael Reed, Raymond Carver, and Michael McClure. His work is highly influential and Abbott draws a clear connection between Brautigan’s life and his writing.
This book is essential for anyone who is interested in the work of Richard Brautigan. As Raymond Carver wrote of this biography: "Truly the best thing I’ve ever seen written of the man." Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs