The World According to Star Wars

The World According to Star Wars Author Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN-10 9780062484246
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 Washington Post Bestseller There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time.

The World According to Star Wars

The World According to Star Wars Author Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN-10 0062484230
Year 2016-05
Pages
Language en
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A celebration of George Lucas' iconic series as it relates to history, politics, law, economics, parenthood, and culture explores the films' unanticipated success and the universal lessons they impart about freedom of choice.

The World According to Star Wars

The World According to Star Wars Author Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN-10 0062484222
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Dey Street Books
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 Washington Post Bestseller There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time.

The World According to Spider Man

The World According to Spider Man Author Daniel Wallace
ISBN-10 1608873943
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Insight Comics
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Get to know the real Spider-Man through this hugely fun and interactive journey into the webbed wonder’s amazing world. It’s not easy being a Super Hero when you’ve got a steady job to hold down and girlfriend problems to deal with. Somehow, Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) manages to do it while regularly saving New York City from a rogues’ gallery of super villains. In The World According to Spider-Man, the wisecracking hero spills the beans on how he balances his two lives and manages to keep his trademark sense of humor, even while he’s tangling with Doc Ock or the Green Goblin. The book comes with a wealth of incredible removable items, including clippings from the Daily Bugle, Peter Parker’s report card, J. Jonah Jameson’s business card, Spider-Man’s driver’s license, an exclusive Spider-Man poster, and much, much more.

Republic

 Republic Author Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN-10 9781400884711
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy—and what can be done about it As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect. Welcome to the age of #Republic. In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism—and what can be done about it. Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades," exploits "confirmation bias," and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy. In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed. #Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need.

The Gospel According to Star Wars

The Gospel According to Star Wars Author John C. McDowell
ISBN-10 9780664231422
Year 2007
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Presbyterian Publishing Corp
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McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films and shows the moral and spiritual complexity of the movies. The author contends that George Lucas, creator of the series, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment.

The World According to Batman

The World According to Batman Author Daniel Wallace
ISBN-10 1608874184
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Insight Comics
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Discover the real Batman in this stunning first-person exploration of the Dark Knight’s amazing world. Experience the world through the eyes of the Dark Knight, as Batman shares the secrets of his relentless battle against the villains of Gotham City. Filled with insight on everything from his tragic origin story to invaluable crime-fighting tips, this book—extracted from secret Batcave files—sees the World’s Greatest Detective impart all the knowledge needed to take on the mantle of Batman. From instructions for tackling large groups of thugs single-handedly to tips on escaping from a crashing aircraft, The World According to Batman has all the information that an aspiring crime fighter needs. Also featuring a wealth of special removable items, including Bruce Wayne’s business card, Robin’s mask, and a newspaper clipping from the Gotham Gazette, this thrilling journey into the Dark Knight’s world takes you under the cowl like never before. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14) About the Insight Legends Series: Insight Legends is a collectible pop culture library featuring books that take an in-depth look at iconic characters and other elements from the worlds of comics, movies, television, and video games. Packed with amazing removable items that give the books an immersive, interactive feel, the series delivers unparalleled insight into the best-loved heroes and villains in modern fiction and the worlds they inhabit.

The World According to Bob

The World According to Bob Author James Bowen
ISBN-10 9781444777598
Year 2013-07-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The incredible sequel to the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB - the moving and uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him, soon to be a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway. 'Since Bob has appeared, I've made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict. I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I've got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I'm still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.' James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger. As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.

The World According to Humphrey

The World According to Humphrey Author Betty G. Birney
ISBN-10 9780571248162
Year 2008-11-20
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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'The time had arrived to put my plan into action. I was in grave danger and I had no choice. I only had one weapon: a rubber band. It had taken me a long time to get it hooked around the edge of my food dish. Now I carefully pulled it back as far as I could, aiming directly at those big doggy nostrils.' You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was bought as a classroom pet for Room 26. And it's definitely true! In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different student like Stop-Giggling-Gail and Repeat-That-Please-Richie. Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands and much more. With adventures galore, Humphrey's life would be absolutely perfect if only the teacher, Mrs Brisbane, wasn't out to get him . . .

The World According to Superman

The World According to Superman Author Louise Simonson
ISBN-10 1608874915
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Insight Comics
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Discover the secrets of the Man of Steel in this engaging, immersive look into the world of Superman. From Kansas farm boy to intergalactic guardian of peace and justice, the legendary Man of Steel has led an extraordinary existence that few humans can comprehend. In The World According to Superman, the Last Son of Krypton gives his personal perspective on a life dedicated to safeguarding the innocent. Including fascinating insights into his experiences as an alien attempting to blend in with humanity, his remarkable superpowers, his sometimes strained friendship with Batman, and much, much more, this book offers a rare look at the internal world of a Super Hero icon. Also included are an abundance of collectible removable items, including Clark Kent’s press pass, newspaper clippings from the Daily Planet, memos from Perry White, an exclusive Superman poster, and more fun items sure to please fans everywhere. About the Insight Legends series Insight Legends is a collectible pop culture library featuring books that take an in-depth look at iconic characters and other elements from the worlds of comics, movies, television, and video games. Packed with amazing removable items that give the books an immersive, interactive feel, the series delivers unparalleled insight into the best-loved heroes and villains in modern fiction and the worlds they inhabit. Legal language: SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s14)

The World According to Mister Rogers

The World According to Mister Rogers Author Fred Rogers
ISBN-10 9781401398682
Year 2003-10-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend to generations of Americans There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us. Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.

The World According to Wonder Woman

The World According to Wonder Woman Author Matthew K Manning
ISBN-10 160887530X
Year 2015-12-08
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Insight Comics
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As the demigod daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, Wonder Woman has been trained from birth as a Themysciran representative for the human world. In this exciting new addition to the Insight Legends series, Diana shares her unique perspective on the world, as both a fearless warrior and an ambassador of peace. Filled with insight on everything from growing up on Themyscira to being a member of the Justice League and becoming the God of War, The World According to Wonder Woman divulges all the information aspiring Super Heroes need to step into her boots. Also including special removable items such as a map of Themyscira, newspaper clippings reporting on Wonder Woman’s exploits, Steve Trevor’s incident reports, and a page from a Themysciran book illustrating the legend of Diana’s birth, this fascinating look into Wonder Woman’s life will delight fans of the Amazon princess. All related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.(s14)

The World According to Danny Dyer

The World According to Danny Dyer Author Danny Dyer
ISBN-10 9781784297428
Year 2015-10-22
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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This book is a window into the world of Danny Dyer - and he's seen more of the world than most so he's got one or two things to say about it. Tackling such vital questions as 'Where have all the old school boozers gone?' 'Are there such things as ghosts?' and 'Am I middle class?' Danny shares his unique take on life with characteristic honesty and humour and reveals why it is that: · What goes around comes around - he learnt the hard way · You can take the boy out of the East End but you can't take the East End out of the boy · Harold Pinter is a diamond geezer · He told the media training expert to do one · Science can prove that West Ham are the best football club in the world · Him and Joanne are like a team - he's Paul Gascoigne, she's David Batty · The human race isn't evolved enough for Twitter So, hold on to your titfer, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

The Ethics of Influence

The Ethics of Influence Author Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN-10 9781107140707
Year 2016-08-24
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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In The Ethics of Influence, Cass R. Sunstein investigates the ethical issues surrounding government nudges, choice architecture, and mandates.