The Special Extensive Edition of the Official Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation and Detention Program, including also the additional views, minority views & additional minority views.
“A portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend and even harder to stomach.” – The New York Times
“The Senate intelligence committee’s report is a landmark in accountability … It is one of the most shocking documents ever produced by any modern democracy about its own abuses of its own highest principles.” – The Guardian
“When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” — Erasmus
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” — Ernest Hemingway
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates
“I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” — L. M. Montgomery
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Oscar Wilde
“The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.” — Gustave Flaubert
“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” — Malcolm X
“I cannot live without books.” — Thomas Jefferson
“Reading brings us unknown friends.” — Honoré de Balzac
“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.” — Susan Sontag
“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges
The Clouds Economy - by Matt MayevskyThe Clouds Economy, is one of the most synthetic compendia concerning the concept of CC in a broad and comprehensive way from both the individual and business user’s perspective. The Clouds Economy discovers the complex world of the future market in which we participate today. It is a compass of knowledge and information orienting a user in the possibilities of Cloud services.
“Waziristan remains a mystery and a puzzle for most of the world. Reports of violence and terrorism are frequently associated with its name. For people living here, life has become a hell of uncertainty. A drone strike could kill them or their family members one day, a suicide bomber the next or action by the Pakistan army the day after. Is this all there is to Waziristan? Ghulam Qadir Khan, sets out to show us the true face of Waziristan. He takes us to the heart of this society…. Unlike the previous authors, Ghulam Qadir is the only one from the area itself…” Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington D.C.
Elementá was founded with the aim at publishing primarily works of talented writers with entrepreneurial and experimental spirit. Elementá was established with a strong commitment to the empowerment of passionate writers of very different genres. Elementá is an exploration by writers and readers in the multiverse of books.
“Suddenly you are transported to post WWII San Francisco. A vague presence of eucalyptus and mist fill your mind. A sensory overload for the returning service men and woman. All are wounded in some way. All are seeking to heal. You are drawn into this extraordinary story of ordinary people seeking redemption…” - Geoff, Geoffrey F. Hughes, Eugene, Oregon, USA
“POETS CAN’T SING is an engrossing and entertaining read. Set in post WWII San Francisco, a motley collection of vivid characters, with three wounded veterans and a caring nurse at the core, are caught up in a series of dangerous misadventures and life-threatening challenges. Greed and cruelty block the way. Of what use, then, are love and compassion?” – Bill Bowler, Coordinating Editor, Bewildering Stories