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The master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years focuses on the United States, predicting how the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture. In his riveting new book, noted forecaster and bestselling author George Friedman turns to the future of the United States. Examining the clear cycles through which the United States has developed, upheaved, matured, and solidified, Friedman breaks down the coming years and decades in thrilling detail. American history must be viewed in cycles—particularly, an eighty-year "institutional cycle" that has defined us (there are three such examples—the Revolutionary War/founding, the Civil War, and World War II), and a fifty-year "socio-economic cycle" that has seen the formation of the industrial classes, baby boomers, and the middle classes. These two major cycles are both converging on the late 2020s—a time in which many of these foundations will change. The United States will have to endure upheaval and possible conflict, but also, ultimately, increased strength, stability, and power in the world. Friedman's analysis is detailed and fascinating, and covers issues such as the size and scope of the federal government, the future of marriage and the social contract, shifts in corporate structures, and new cultural trends that will react to longer life expectancies. This new book is both provocative and entertaining.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: George Friedman
Publisher: Doubleday
Release: 2020-02-25
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385540506

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The master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years focuses on the United States, predicting how the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture. In his riveting new book, noted forecaster and bestselling author George Friedman turns to the future of the United States. Examining the clear cycles through which the United States has developed, upheaved, matured, and solidified, Friedman breaks down the coming years and decades in thrilling detail. American history must be viewed in cycles--particularly, an eighty-year "institutional cycle" that has defined us (there are three such examples--the Revolutionary War/founding, the Civil War, and World War II), and a fifty-year "socio-economic cycle" that has seen the formation of the industrial classes, baby boomers, and the middle classes. These two major cycles are both converging on the late 2020s--a time in which many of these foundations will change. The United States will have to endure upheaval and possible conflict, but also, ultimately, increased strength, stability, and power in the world. Friedman's analysis is detailed and fascinating, and covers issues such as the size and scope of the federal government, the future of marriage and the social contract, shifts in corporate structures, and new cultural trends that will react to longer life expectancies. This new book is both provocative and entertaining.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: George Friedman
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2021-01-12
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101911786

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An illuminating, provocative new book by the master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years. George Friedman turns to the future of the United States, predicting that the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of government, foreign policy, economics and culture. Examining the cycles through which the United States has developed, matured and solidified, Friedman breaks down the coming years in thrilling detail. American history is governed by cycles – an eighty-year ‘institutional cycle’ that has defined the nation politically, and a fifty-year ‘socio-economic cycle’ that has seen the formation of the industrial classes, baby boomers and the middle classes. These two cycles are converging on the late 2020s, when many of these foundations will change. The United States will have to endure upheaval and possible conflict, but also, ultimately, increased strength and stability. Friedman’s analysis covers the size and scope of the federal government, the future of marriage and the social contract, shifts in corporate structures, and new cultural trends based on longer life expectancies. The result is a riveting account of current circumstances and the political upheavals that will pave the way for a new era of American prosperity and power.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: George Friedman
Publisher: Black Inc.
Release: 2020-08-03
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781743821398

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Something happened in early 2011 that hasn't happened in decades, perhaps centuries-and we didn't even notice it. That is, we didn't see it for what it was. Massive unrest from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya rocked the Arab world and threw the globe into political crisis. Within days, an earthquake-tsunami-nuclear calamity of terrifying proportions shocked Japan and sent the world reeling once again, even as the globe's financial markets shuddered to sustain themselves while states and nations tottered on the brink of bankruptcy-where many still linger. All of this, of course, we did notice. What we may have missed was that ancient predictions for this period of time called for exactly this: simultaneous environmental, political, and financial disasters. Were we seeing the beginning of "the end of history"-and not picking up the signal? In his prescient new book, The Storm Before The Calm , seven-time New York Times best-selling author Neale Donald Walsch offers a startling answer: yes. But Walsch also says there is nothing to fear, advancing an extraordinary explanation for what is happening even now all over the planet. Then-and more important-he provides a stunning prescription for healing our lives and our world through the answering of seven simple questions, inviting people everywhere to join in an earth-saving exchange at TheGlobalConversation.com. Compelling and perfectly timed, The Storm Before The Calm answers every question that is worth asking about December, 2012 and beyond.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release: 2011-10-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781401936938

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Author: Dave Hayes
Publisher:
Release: 2020-01-28
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1734552514

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Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN-13: 9781434977663

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Rural Route 2 tells the story, in poetic style, of a boy growing up in rural Indiana during the 1950s. The people mentioned in the poems are real people and the stories are very real also. While most of the stories are nothing more than word paintings, the author does take the opportunity to occasionally throw in a few poems to describe some of the things he has learned during his lifetime. Some people would call this wisdom but in rural Indiana it is simply called common sense. From the opening poem about the author traveling back in time to his childhood to the funny story of his mom locked in battle with a mouse in the house, you will find this is a book that will be difficult to put down. You will want to refer back to it often, as some of the stories will remind you of your youth. This book also honors the farmer and the farmer's way of life. This proud profession is the backbone of our country and deserves to be recognized by the people that consume their products. God Bless both the farmer and his wife.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Tamara Imes
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2003-09-01
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781410776679

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The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with petty tyrants, barbarian chieftains, and despotic kings. Through the centuries, Rome's model of cooperative and participatory government remained remarkably durable and unmatched in the history of the ancient world. In 146 BC, Rome finally emerged as the strongest power in the Mediterranean. But the very success of the Republic proved to be its undoing. The republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled: rising economic inequality disrupted traditional ways of life, endemic social and ethnic prejudice led to clashes over citizenship and voting rights, and rampant corruption and ruthless ambition sparked violent political clashes that cracked the once indestructible foundations of the Republic. Chronicling the years 146-78 BC, The Storm Before the Storm dives headlong into the first generation to face this treacherous new political environment. Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way.

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Genre: History
Author: Mike Duncan
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Release: 2017-10-24
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610397223

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In this five-week study, Davis addresses life’s turbulent, trying moments by looking at some of Scripture’s most significant “storm stories.” By turning the popular phrase, “the calm before the storm” on its head, The Storm Before the Calm presents a unique take on the significance of life’s storms—grief, job loss, relationship failures, etc.—and how faith in Christ helps us weather them. Davis's message is clear and challenging: life’s storms prepare us for the calm that follows. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to help leaders of small groups. Also available when purchasing the book is access to a free video trailer and an audio recording of the author's sermons as another way to experience the weekly message.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Talbot Davis
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release: 2015-09-15
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501804328

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The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills that will be required by the decade’s leaders. In the long view, history is seen as a series of events—but the course of those events is determined by individuals and their actions. During the next ten years, individual leaders will face significant transitions for their nations: the United States’ relationships with Iran and Israel will be undergoing changes, China will likely confront a major crisis, and the wars in the Islamic world will subside. Unexpected energy and technology developments will emerge, and labor shortages will begin to matter more than financial crises. Distinguished geopolitical forecaster George Friedman analyzes these events from the perspectives of the men and women leading these global changes, focusing in particular on the American president, who will require extraordinary skills to shepherd the United States through this transitional period. The Next Decade is a provocative and fascinating look at the conflicts and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: George Friedman
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2011-01-25
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385532952

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