Free politics and current events Kindle books for 07 Feb 18

A Tale of Two Tigers: The Historic Consolidation of The Princetons

by Chad Goerner

In 2011 Princeton Township and Princeton Borough voted to merge into a single town, overcoming six decades of failed attempts. The consolidation of the Princetons is a victory for government reform advocates in a state of inefficient รข??home rule’ and overwhelming layers of government: 565 municipalities, 599 school districts and 21 county units.

The first large-scale New Jersey municipal merger in over a century, Princeton’s consolidation has generated considerable savings and operating efficiencies. Their success has provided a template for other towns to use in their own consolidation and service regionalization efforts.

A Tale of Two Tigers tells the story of the consolidation, spearheaded by Princeton Township’s last Mayor, Chad Goerner. He wrote the original proposal for the towns to develop a consolidation and shared services study commission and structured the process by researching Princeton’s past consolidation failures. The book looks at the history of collaboration between the two towns and tells an important and sometimes comical, sometimes tragic, tale of the attempts to consolidate. It also serves as a how-to manual to advise and guide other officials seeking the advantages of consolidation and/or regionalized services.



Lonely Planet’s Guide to Pride: 20 Cities and Their Celebrations

by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher

We selected 20 of the biggest, most welcoming and jump-on-a-plane-worthy Gay Pride events around the world, and our global community of travel writers dished out their top tips to each city’s celebration, along with the best places to eat, drink and sleep and the experiences not to be missed while there. Packed with expert advice, invaluable information and full-colour photography, Lonely Planet’s Guide to Pride will inspire wanderlust in the LGBT travellers who have long been part of the Lonely Planet community. Even if you miss Pride, the destinations and travel tips in this book will serve you year-round.

Inside ‘Lonely Planet’s Guide to Pride’:

Get Inspired – Discover 20 cities with an overview of their local LGBT scene and gorgeous photography Background Info – The what, when and where of each city’s Pride celebration, including the best places to watch the parade

Expert Recommendations – Our top picks of where to eat, sleep and drink in each city

Don’t Miss – From LGBT history museums to volcano hikes, unforgettable experiences in each city

Includes:

Amsterdam

Atlanta

Auckland

Berlin

Buenos Aires

Cape Town

Dublin

London

Madrid

Melbourne

New York City

Paris

Puerto Vallarta

Reykjavik

San Francisco

Sao Paulo

Sydney

Taipei

Toronto

Vancouver

There’s More in Store for You:

Ready to hop on a plane, or inspired to learn more? Most Lonely Planet guidebooks contain recommendations and advice specifically for LGBT travellers.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel media company, providing inspiring and trustworthy information for all travellers since 1973. Over the past four decades, Lonely Planet has cultivated a dedicated traveller community and printed over 130 million books in 13 different languages to almost every destination on the planet. The Lonely Planet ecosystem also includes digital and mobile apps, a comprehensive ebook collection, multiple international magazines and an award-winning website.



The Education of Kim Jong-Un (The Brookings Essay)

by Jung H. Pak

North Korea’s opaqueness combined with its military capabilities make the country and its leader dangerous wild cards in the international community. Brookings Senior Fellow Jung H. Pak, who led the U.S. intelligence community’s analysis on Korean issues, tells the story of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s upbringing, provides insight on his decision-making, and makes recommendations on how to thwart Kim’s ambitions. In her deep analysis of the personality of the North Korean leader, Pak makes clearer the reasoning behind the way he governs and conducts his foreign affairs.



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