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Freedom and Security: The Second Amendment and The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

by Scott McPherson

Freedom and Security: The Second Amendment and The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

This book celebrates the importance of an armed citizenry รข?? something essential for the freedom and security of any nation. It offers stirring examples of ordinary people’s armed self-defense against crime and tyranny, stretching from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement.

Recent decades have been very dark times for gun owners, but today the votes are going against those who would deprive law-abiding Americans of their rights. President Barack Obama has showed himself to be the most anti-gun president in our nation’s history, but he admitted in a 2014 interview with Tumblr that his “biggest frustration” as president was his failure to pass gun-control laws.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but now is the worst time for Americans who cherish freedom to let down their guard. While the momentum does seem to be in our favor, those who would disarm us will not let up; they remain hard at work pushing gun-control at the state and local level, and rest assured that future presidents and congresses will need to be reminded that the spirit of freedom remains strong in the American people.

If the right to be armed, to defend oneself against tyrants and criminals, is to survive for another two centuries, we will need to remain dedicated to and inspired by the great tradition of liberty and armed self-defense.

This book furnishes you with the intellectual ammunition you need to think deeply and argue powerfully for the value of an armed citizenry.



The History of the Implementation of the Library Computer System (LCS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

by Leigh Kimmel

Originally the author’s thesis for a master’s degree at Illinois State University, this work examines the history fo library automation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from the earliest beginnings through the implementation of the Library Computer System (LCS) under the leadership of Hugh Atkinson to the creation of the ILLINET Online (IO) system. All of the chainges are studied in teh contest of the Illinois Board of Higher education (IBHE) mandate for library resource sharing throughout Illinois’ academic libraries to reduce expenditures while maintaining quality scholarship and education, and of the effects these changes had on library services to the user population.

The process of implementing LCS is studied to show the way in which the library administration handled the various crises as they arose and what effects these decisions had on the long-term structure of the system. Following implementation, it continues to study the subsequent developments of the online computer system to increase service to the library’s users. In addition, three doctoral dissertation are examined which used LCS as a research tool for the study of collection and use patterns in academic libraries. Finally, the author examines the results of automation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the context of the academic community and the state of Illinois at larbe, and draws conclusions from them.



The Mississippi Burning Case: The History and Legacy of the Freedom Summer Murders at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes accounts and testimony by some of the conspirators

*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

“You see, I know what’s gonna happen! I feel it deep in my heart! When they find the people who killed these guys in Neshoba County, you’ve got to come back to the state of Mississippi and have a jury of their cousins, their aunts and their uncles. And I know what they’re going to say – not guilty.”- Dave Dennis, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

When famous political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville toured the new United States of America, he was impressed by the representative government set up by the Founders. At the same time, he ominously predicted, “If there ever are great revolutions there, they will be caused by the presence of the blacks upon American soil. That is to say, it will not be the equality of social conditions but rather their inequality which may give rise thereto.” De Tocqueville was prescient, because the longest battle fought in the history of the United States has been the Civil Rights Movement. The framers of the Constitution kicked the problem down the road, over half a million died during the Civil War to end slavery, and then many more fought and died to dismantle segregation and legalized racism in the 100 years after.

Today every American is taught about watershed moments in the history of minorities’ struggles for civil rights over the course of American history: the Civil War, Brown v. Board of Education, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Indeed, the use of the phrase “Civil Rights Movement” in America today almost invariably refers to the period of time from 1954-1964.

Even with those successes, tragedies continued to be pervasive, and one of the most notorious crimes was the murder of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi in June 1964. Occurring less than 2 weeks before the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, the young volunteers were killed because they had come south to help register blacks to vote, a right they had been unfairly denied for over half a century thanks to Jim Crow.

Fortunately, as was often the case, the shocking nature of the crimes galvanized people and helped bring about the kinds of changes the murderers sought to prevent, but despite the national outrage generated by the disappearance of the volunteers, Mississippi showed no interest in prosecuting anyone. Ultimately, the federal investigation, dubbed “Mississippi Burning,” uncovered evidence of a large conspiracy that went all the way up to County Sheriff Lawrence A. Rainey, but without anyone’s cooperation, the government’s indictments could only bring up members of the conspiracy on minor charges. In the end, it would not be until 40 years after the murders that any of the conspirators would be tried for murder or manslaughter; that case, against 80 year old Edgar Ray Killen, also marked the first time Mississippi tried anyone for anything related to the infamous crimes.

The Mississippi Burning Case: The History and Legacy of the Notorious Murders at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement chronicles the murderous conspiracy and the aftermath. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the murders like never before, in no time at all.



Norse Mythology: The Norse Gods And The Nine Worlds (Norse Mythology, Nine Worlds, Norse Gods)

by James Matthews

Norse Mythology

The Norse Gods And The Nine Worlds

This book is the perfect companion on your journey through Norse mythology. It details the creation of the cosmos and the nine realms. You’ll be amazed to how different the ancient Nordic people viewed how everything, including us, came to be. Not only that, you’ll be treated to a hodgepodge of different gods and other characters essential to the Norse.

If you are a fan of the Marvel comic books and films, you’ll see how different they are from the real characters and events of Norse mythology. In fact, there is more to Norse mythology than just Thor, Loki and Odin. This book will introduce you to some of the other gods and goddesses, the giants, dwarves, and elves that have been part of the stories passed from generation to generation.



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