Weaponized Lies Deluxe

Weaponized Lies Deluxe

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  • Author: Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1524742279
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 213

This deluxe eBook (previously published as A Field Guide to Lies Deluxe) features six videos from Daniel Levitin, with more examples, anecdotes, and added visual guides. We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like "fringe theories," "extreme views," "alt truth," and even "fake news" can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.


Bloodshot by Tim Seeley Deluxe Edition

Bloodshot by Tim Seeley Deluxe Edition

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  • Author: Tim Seeley
  • Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
  • ISBN: 1682154130
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 336

An unstoppable soldier? A never ending war? Join New York Times bestselling writer Tim Seeley (Nightwing) and explosive artists Brett Booth (X-Men: Legends), Marc Laming (Planet Hulk), Pedro Andreo (Aartha, Chronicles of the No Lands) and more for the complete deluxe edition hardcover of the series Nerdist calls ?a gorgeous orchestra of mayhem and insanity?! Once, he was the perfect living weapon, created to follow orders. Now, Bloodshot works alone, using his lethal skills to protect those who cannot protect themselves. But the mysterious and powerful organization known only as Black Bar is watching, and they?re not about to let something as dangerous as Bloodshot remain free? Collecting BLOODSHOT (2019) #1-12, along with material from the VALIANT: BLOODSHOT FCBD 2019 SPECIAL and the VALIANT 2020: THE YEAR OF HEROES FCBD SPECIAL, as well as 20+ pages of rarely seen art and extras!


White Elephant

White Elephant

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  • Author: Trish Harnetiaux
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501199919
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 240

A crackling Christmas mystery that combines murder and blackmail at a holiday office party, in a mashup reminiscent of Big Little Lies and Clue. There are only a few rules in a White Elephant gift exchange: 1) Everyone brings a wrapped, unmarked gift. 2) Numbers are drawn to decide who picks first. 3) Gifts don’t need to be pricey—and often they’re downright tacky. But things are a little different in Aspen, Colorado, at the office holiday party for the real estate firm owned by Henry Calhoun and his wife Claudine. Each Christmas sparks a contest among the already competitive staff to see who can buy the most coveted gift: the one that will get stolen the most times, the one that will prove just how many more commissions they earned that year than their colleagues. Designer sunglasses, deluxe spa treatments, front row concert tickets—nothing is off the table. And the staff is even more competitive this year as Zara, the hottest young pop star out of Hollywood, is in town and Claudine is determined to sell her the getaway home of her dreams. Everyone is puzzled when a strange gift shows up in the mix: an antique cowboy statue. At least the sales agents are guessing it’s an antique—otherwise it’d be a terrible present. It’s certainly not very pretty or expensive-looking. In fact, the gift makes sense only to Henry and Claudine. The statue is the weapon Henry used to commit a murder years ago, a murder that helped start his company and a murder that Claudine helped cover up. She swore that no one would ever be able to find the statue or trace it to their crime. So which of their employees did? And why did they place it in the White Elephant? What could possibly be their endgame? Over the course of the evening, Henry and Claudine race to figure out who could have planted the weapon, and just what the night means for the secrets they’ve been harboring. Further adding to the drama is a snowstorm that closes nearby roads—preventing anyone from leaving, as well as keeping law enforcement from the scene. And by the end of this crazy night, the police will most definitely be required…