For Good and Evil

The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization
Author: Charles Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0819186317
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 530
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The very word taxes sends shivers up spines. Yet, very few realize the tremendous impact that taxation has had on civilization. Charles Adams changes that in this fascinating history. Taxation, says Mr. Adams, has been a catalyst of history, the powerful influence if not the direct cause of many of the famous events of history that have marched across the world's stage as empires collided and battled for the right to tax the loser. For Good and Evil is the first book to examine how taxation has been a key factor in world events. Like the Rosetta Stone - a tax document - the book sheds fresh light onto much of history. Did you know that biblical Israel split after Solomon's death because his son refused to cut taxes? That Rome rose to greatness due to a liberal tax regime but declined under corrupt and inefficient ones? That in Britain, Lady Godiva made her famous ride as a tax protest? That in Switzerland William Tell shot the apple off his son's head as punishment for tax resistance? Or that Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, was a Customs House? Combining facts with thought-provoking comment he frequently draws parallels between tax events of the past and those of the present. Finding fault with the way Western civilization is taxed, Adams provides ideas for curing those faults by using the valuable lessons that history has taught. The special value of this refreshing new look at history lies in the lessons to be drawn by all thinking taxpayers. "Taxes are the fuel that makes civilization run, but how we tax and spend determines to a large extent whether we are prosperous or poor, free or enslaved, and most importantly, good or evil." Once you read For Good and Evil, you'll never feel the same about taxes!

The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006242307X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Wish you could go to the School for Good and Evil? Now you can! Join the ranks of heroes and villains who have walked these hallowed halls and mastered what it takes to be placed in their own fairy tales with The Ever Never Handbook. Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series (The School for Good and Evil, A World Without Princes, and The Last Ever After) comes to life in this handbook full of everything students need to learn in order to survive their own fairy tale—from dress codes and school rules to alumni portraits, kingdom maps, and much, much more. Every year, students flock to the School for Good and Evil, ready to prepare for life in a fairy tale. The highest-ranked students become the heroes and villains of the fairy tales, while the lowest end up enchanted animals or plants (if they’re lucky, that is). This handbook is a personal guide to help students to the top of their class—from surviving Uglification, to picking your own sidekick or henchman, to earning a part in the yearly school musical, and so much more. And of course, it’s in glorious full color and duotone because in the School for Good and Evil, very little is black-and-white.

The School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062885753
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
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In this fifth installment in Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil fantasy series, the past will come back to haunt the present. A false king has seized Camelot’s throne, sentencing Tedros, the true king, to death. While Agatha, narrowly escapes the same fate, Sophie is caught in King Rhian’s trap. With her wedding to Rhian approaching, she’s forced to play a dangerous game as her friends’ lives hang in the balance. All the while, King Rhian’s dark plans for Camelot are taking shape. Now the students of the School for Good and Evil must find a way to restore Tedros to the throne before their stories—and the future of the Endless Woods—are rewritten . . . forever.

The School for Good and Evil


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062104918
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 544
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The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning! With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

School for Good and Evil #2: A World without Princes , Th


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062331359
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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Magic and romance battle each other in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil. Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they have the strength to face unseen enemies and new threats. But what will happen when they are torn apart?

The School for Good and Evil Collection


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780008185206
Category:
Page: 432
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Can Agatha and Sophie find the perfect ending to their story in this epic conclusion to this bestselling series. Once best friends, Agatha and Sophie were pulled apart like strangers, each in the arms of a boy, Good with Good, Evil with Evil... is their friendship lost forever after...But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down.With Evers being murdered and Nevers reigning supreme, the girls need to restore the balance, find the end to their story, and-hopefully-become friends again

Quests for Glory


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780008224479
Category: Best friends
Page: 576
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The first book in a second School for Good and Evil trilogy. Join your favourite students from the School for Good and Evil as they begin a new era and set off on their quests in the Endless Woods With every end comes a new beginning. Before they can graduate, the students at the school for Good and Evil must complete their Quests for Glory. The quests are both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever. If Good and Evil can't find a way to work together, can either side survive? Agatha, Tedros and Sophie are back in this action-packed fourth adventure in the School for Good and Evil series.

The School for Good and Evil 03. The Last Ever After


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780007502868
Category:
Page: 432
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Once best friends, Agatha and Sophie were pulled apart like strangers, each in the arms of a boy, Good with Good, Evil with Evil. Is their friendship lost forever after? But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down. With Evers being murdered and Nevers reigning supreme, the girls need to restore the balance, find the end to their story, and - hopefully - become friends again.

Good and Evil


Author: Michael Pearl
Publisher: No Greater Joy
ISBN: 1934794376
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 321
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A huge success in its original black and white format, Good and Evil has been reprinted larger and exquisitely colorized. Good and Evil is Gods redemption plan told chronologically from Genesis to Revelation. The 324-page book written by Michael Pearl and illustrated by Danny Bulanadi, former of Marvel Comics (Incredible Hulk), resembles an oversized comic book. Good and Evil begins where God began, in the book of Genesis, with the Creator, the fall of man, the law, blood sacrifice, and the prophecies of the coming Redeemer, thus preparing the people to fully understand the gospel of Christ. Good and Evil captivates those who would not normally pick up a Bible. In addition to the color art, each page footnotes Scriptural passages for further Bible study. Young and old, teens, prisoners, military personnel, and Christian workers have testified to the incredible impact Good and Evil has made on their understanding of the Bible.

The Knowledge of Good & Evil


Author: Glenn Kleier
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780765363527
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Decades after a famous theologian has a profound near-death experience, former priest Ian Baringer searches for the theologian's missing journal at the side of agnostic psychologist Angela Weber, with whom he confronts a shadowy cult.

The School for Good and Evil 2 book collection: The School for Good and Evil (1) and The School for Good and Evil (2) - A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil)


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008108188
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 944
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It’s all happy ever after in the School for Good and Evil... or is it? The second title in the NYT bestselling fantasy adventure series – perfect for girls who prefer their fairy tales with a twist.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


Author: John Berendt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307538370
Category: True Crime
Page: 400
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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

On Good and Evil


Author: Vincent Cheung
Publisher: Vincent Cheung
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 108
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God wants us to recognize good as good, evil as evil, and never confuse the two. As Christians, we must learn to discern and uphold God's standards regarding good and evil. The purpose of this book is to assist the reader in gaining the ability to discern good and evil, and in addition to this, to unashamedly love good and hate evil, as the Scripture commands us to do.

School for Good and Evil School Years Collection


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062457454
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 1344
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Enjoy the first three books in Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling series, the School for Good and Evil, in this digital collection, containing The School for Good and Evil, A World without Princes, and The Last Ever After. Journey into a dazzling new world when best friends Sophie and Agatha enter the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. Sophie, with her glass slippers and pink dresses, thinks she'll earn top marks at the School for Good. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil. But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes are reversed. . . . The aftermath leads to unexpected paths, new alliances, and boys that divide them in an exhilarating quest to find their true Ever After. Soman Chainani has created a spectacular world that Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, says "reimagines the world of fairy tales and will make you question who is good and who is evil" and Newbery Honor–winning author Ann M. Martin calls "a fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, humor, and a riddle that will keep you turning pages until the end." The fourth installment in the series, Quests for Glory, is also now available!

Living with the Devil

A Meditation on Good and Evil
Author: Stephen Batchelor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663081
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Stephen Batchelor's seminal work on humanity's struggle between good and evil In the national bestseller Living with the Devil, Batchelor traces the trajectory from the words of the Buddha and Christ, through the writings of Shantideva, Milton, and Pascal, to the poetry of Baudelaire, the fiction of Kafka, and the findings of modern physics and evolutionary biology to examine who we really are, and to rest in the uncertainty that we may never know. Like his previous bestseller, Buddhism without Beliefs, Living with the Devil is also an introduction to Buddhism that encourages readers to nourish their "buddha nature" and make peace with the devils that haunt human life. He tells a poetic and provocative tale about living with life's contradictions that will challenge you to live your life as an existence imbued with purpose, freedom, and compassion—rather than habitual self-interest and fear.

The Science of Good and Evil

Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule
Author: Michael Shermer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429996754
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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From bestselling author Michael Shermer, an investigation of the evolution of morality that is "a paragon of popularized science and philosophy" The Sun (Baltimore) A century and a half after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," science has begun to tackle the roots of morality. Just as evolutionary biologists study why we are hungry (to motivate us to eat) or why sex is enjoyable (to motivate us to procreate), they are now searching for the very nature of humanity. In The Science of Good and Evil, science historian Michael Shermer explores how humans evolved from social primates to moral primates; how and why morality motivates the human animal; and how the foundation of moral principles can be built upon empirical evidence. Along the way he explains the implications of scientific findings for fate and free will, the existence of pure good and pure evil, and the development of early moral sentiments among the first humans. As he closes the divide between science and morality, Shermer draws on stories from the Yanamamö, infamously known as the "fierce people" of the tropical rain forest, to the Stanford studies on jailers' behavior in prisons. The Science of Good and Evil is ultimately a profound look at the moral animal, belief, and the scientific pursuit of truth.

The Heart of Man


Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590562534
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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Fromm’s follow-up to Escape from Freedom and The Art of Loving is a keen study of violence on a small scale leading to the specter of mass destruction.

The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062104977
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 704
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In the riveting third installment of the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, everything old is new again, as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their fairy tale. Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten—and this time theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they've been searching for? Soman Chainani delivers action, adventure, laughter, romance, and more twists than ever before in this extraordinary chapter of his epic series.

The School for Good and Evil Series Complete Paperback Box Set


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062456243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 1760
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Soman Chainani’s complete New York Times bestselling fantasy series, The School for Good and Evil, in a paperback box set, containing The School for Good and Evil, A World without Princes, and The Last Ever After. Journey into a dazzling new world when best friends Sophie and Agatha enter the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. Sophie, with her glass slippers and pink dresses, thinks she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil. But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes are reversed…. The aftermath leads to unexpected paths, new alliances, and boys, dividing them in an exhilarating quest to find their true Ever After. Soman Chainani has created a spectacular world that Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, says “reimagines the world of fairy tales and will make you question who is good and who is evil” and Newbery Medal–winning author Ann M. Martin calls “a fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, humor, and a riddle that will keep you turning pages until the end.”