The People No

The People  No
Author: Thomas Frank
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1250798485
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Release: 2021-08-17
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the prophetic author of the now-classic What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal, an eye-opening account of populism, the most important—and misunderstood—movement of our time. Rarely does a work of history contain startling implications for the present, but in The People, No Thomas Frank pulls off that explosive effect by showing us that everything we think we know about populism is wrong. Today “populism” is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and European extremists. But this is a mistake. The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of American democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Taking us from the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing Populist Party—the biggest mass movement in American history—fought Gilded Age plutocrats to the reformers’ great triumphs under Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, Frank reminds us how much we owe to the populist ethos. Frank also shows that elitist groups have reliably detested populism, lashing out at working-class concerns. The anti-populist vituperations by the Washington centrists of today are only the latest expression. Frank pummels the elites, revisits the movement’s provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism. The People, No is a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution for what ails us.

What s the Matter with Kansas

What s the Matter with Kansas
Author: Thomas Frank
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1429900326
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"—the populist revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. The high point of that backlash is the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests, workers and bosses, populists and right-wingers. In asking "what 's the matter with Kansas?"—how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union—Frank, a native Kansan and onetime Republican, seeks to answer some broader American riddles: Why do so many of us vote against our economic interests? Where's the outrage at corporate manipulators? And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism? The questions are urgent as well as provocative. Frank answers them by examining pop conservatism—the bestsellers, the radio talk shows, the vicious political combat—and showing how our long culture wars have left us with an electorate far more concerned with their leaders' "values" and down-home qualities than with their stands on hard questions of policy. A brilliant analysis—and funny to boot—What's the Matter with Kansas? presents a critical assessment of who we are, while telling a remarkable story of how a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs came to convince a nation that they spoke on behalf of the People. *Los Angeles Times

Listen Liberal

Listen  Liberal
Author: Thomas Frank
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781627795401
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of What's the Matter With Kansas, a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics -- a book that asks: what's the matter with Democrats? It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, the country will be on the right course. But this is to fundamentally misunderstand the modern Democratic Party. Drawing on years of research and first-hand reporting, Frank points out that the Democrats have done little to advance traditional liberal goals: expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. Indeed, they have scarcely dented the free-market consensus at all. This is not for lack of opportunity: Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last twenty-four years, and yet the decline of the middle class has only accelerated. Wall Street gets its bailouts, wages keep falling, and the free-trade deals keep coming. With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank's Listen, Liberal lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the years. A form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment, he finds. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. But for the nation as a whole, it is a one-way ticket into the abyss of inequality. In this critical election year, Frank recalls the Democrats to their historic goals-the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America.

How to Say NO

How to Say NO
Author: Can Akdeniz
Pages: 40
ISBN:
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Release: 2014-11-21
Editor: Can Akdeniz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How often have you heard yourself responding with YES to things that were not good for you? Things that consumed your time and energy, and sabotaged your confidence? Have you found yourself experiencing uncomfortable situations, unhealthy relationships and carrying out tasks that you weren’t supposed to simply because you didn’t quite know how to say NO? Then read this book.

F ck No

F ck No
Author: Sarah Knight
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316529136
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Release: 2019-12-31
Editor: Voracious
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to say no without being an a**hole, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck Are you burnt out from taking on more than you can handle or accepting less than you deserve? Tired of giving in instead of sticking up for yourself? Sick of saying yes all the time? You're gonna love F*CK NO! No is an acceptable answer, and it's time to start using it. Whether you're a People-Pleaser, Overachiever, Pushover, or have serious FOMO, bestselling "anti-guru" Sarah Knight helps you say what you really mean without being really mean--or burning out for fear of missing out. Life is so much better when you say no with confidence--and without guilt, fear, or regret. F*ck No! delivers practical strategies that give you the power to decline, and concrete examples that put the words right into your mouth. You'll discover: The joy of no No-Tips for all occasions How to set boundaries Fill-in-the-blank F*ckNotes The No-and-Switch, the Power No--and how to take no for an answer yourself And much more! Praise for Sarah Knight and the No F*cks Given Guides"Self-help to swear by." --Boston Globe"Genius." --Vogue"Hilarious, irreverent, and no-nonsense." --Bustle

Normal People

Normal People
Author: Sally Rooney
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781984822192
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Hogarth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan). ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE—Entertainment Weekly TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—People, Slate, The New York Public Library, Harvard Crimson AND BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Vox, The Paris Review, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t. Praise for Normal People “[A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting.”—The Washington Post “Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney’s elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor to Conversations with Friends. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . [She writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”—The New Yorker

What Were We Thinking

What Were We Thinking
Author: Carlos Lozada
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781982145637
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Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this “crisp, engaging, and very smart” (The New York Times Book Review) work, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic digs into books of the Trump era and finds that our response to this presidency often reflects the same polarization, contradictions, and resentments that made it possible. It is an irony of our age that a man who rarely reads has unleashed an onslaught of books about his tenure and his time. Dissections of the white working class. Manifestos of political resistance. Works on identity, gender, and migration. Memoirs on race and protest. Revelations of White House mayhem. Warnings over the future of conservatism, progressivism, and of American democracy itself. As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read just about all of them. In What Were We Thinking, he draws on some 150 recent volumes to explore how we understand ourselves in the Trump era. Lozada’s characters are not the president, his advisers, or his antagonists but the political and cultural ideas at play—and at stake—in America. Just as Trump’s election upended the country’s political establishment, it shocked its intellectual class. Though some of the books of the Trump era skillfully illuminate the challenges and transformations the nation faces, too many works are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. Lozada offers a provocative argument: Whether written by liberals or conservatives, activists or academics, true believers or harsh critics, the books of Trump’s America are vulnerable to the same failures of imagination that gave us this presidency in the first place. In What Were We Thinking, Lozada’s selections range from bestselling titles to little-known works, from thoroughly reported accounts of the administration to partisan polemics, from meditations on the fate of truth to memoirs about enduring—or enabling—the Trump presidency. He also identifies books that challenge entrenched assumptions and shift our vantage points, the books that best help us make sense of this era. The result is an “elegant yet lacerating” (The Guardian) intellectual history of our time, a work that transcends daily headlines to discern how we got here and how we thought here. What Were We Thinking will help today’s readers understand America, and will help tomorrow’s readers look back and understand us.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781465527592
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Economic Dignity

Economic Dignity
Author: Gene Sperling
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984879882
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Timely and important . . . It should be our North Star for the recovery and beyond.” —Hillary Clinton “Sperling makes a forceful case that only by speaking to matters of the spirit can liberals root their belief in economic justice in people’s deepest aspirations—in their sense of purpose and self-worth.” —The New York Times When Gene Sperling was in charge of coordinating economic policy in the Obama White House, he found himself surprised when serious people in Washington told him that the Obama focus on health care was a distraction because it was “not focused on the economy.” How, he asked, was the fear felt by millions of Americans of being one serious illness away from financial ruin not considered an economic issue? Too often, Sperling found that we measured economic success by metrics like GDP instead of whether the economy was succeeding in lifting up the sense of meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and security of people. In Economic Dignity, Sperling frames the way forward in a time of wrenching change and offers a vision of an economy whose guiding light is the promotion of dignity for all Americans.

Unknown People

Unknown People
Author: Jacek Lidwin
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2012-07-19
Editor: Jacek Lidwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jacek Lidwin presents "Unknown People", a book containing 126 black and white street portraits. This book highlights provoking and contemporary examples of the medium of portraiture. Jacek is trying to express his perspective on individuals, unknown people who he meets in the streets of Poland. His art illustrates Osho's words: "We are born alone, we live alone and we die alone. Aloneness is our very nature but we are not aware of it". He is inspired by street photography of Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau.

The Amazing Book of No

The Amazing Book of No
Author: M. K. Mathias
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1497448263
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Release: 2014-05-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Amazing Book of No was just announced as a Winner of the 2015 Readers Favorite Award for K-3rd grade readers. "The Amazing Book of No" is a deceptively simple story that will teach your 3-7 year old how to accept the word "no" when you say it, and why they shouldn't argue. The story is about two moms and their children. One mom says "no" all the time, while the other says "yes" to everything. It is cute and engaging all in one, and designed not to take up too much of a parents valuable time, with the idea being to try and imprint wholesome ideals while kids are young. Reading this just a few times to your boy or girl at bedtime will ensure you don't have any misunderstandings with your children about the word "NO" as they grow older. This really is: The Amazing Book of No!

5 5 No Compromise

5 5 No Compromise
Author: Jeff Weaver
Pages: 150
ISBN: 057815739X
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Release: 2015-01-29
Editor: M.O.N.A.R.C.H. Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

5/5 No Compromise is an African centered perspective on solving the x factor in the human equation: 3/5 slave + x = 5/5 whole human beings, for Black Americans, specifically, and Black people world wide in general. The book written by Jeff Weaver, is inspired and driven by the divine wisdom of Almighty God, the African Forces (Lwa, Orisa, Obosum) / Holy Spirit and the ancestors. The premise of 5/5 No Compromise is to establish the fact that: 1) The United States Constitution codified the value of Black lives, in Article I. Section 2, Chapter 3 (more popularly known as the "3/5 Clause") as "3/5 of a person." A codification which has never been, expressly, amended or eradicated; and 2) in order for Black victims of the trans Atlantic slave trade, white supremacy and colonialism to establish their genuine human status they must embrace their own traditions, customs and culture, in an autonomous mutual respect based co-existence with their former slave masters and governors. Furthermore, in order to connect the various "splinters" of Black sub-cultures that exist in the US and globally, there must be an establishment of the one cultural thread that exist in common with the genetic heredity of the people in question. For Black Americans and Black people, worldwide, that common cultural thread is the drum pulse which originated in Africa. It is the one cultural element that is powerful and consistent, wherever Black people are heavily populated in the world. The author, Jeff Weaver calls that thread, "drum centered culture" and has identified it as the key element in sowing together the global cultural fabric that will restore Black people to a 5/5 autonomous culture of thriving human beings, with lives that matter.

The Clutter Book

The Clutter Book
Author: Marcie Lovett
Pages: 115
ISBN: 0615483720
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Release: 2011-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clutter has a negative effect on your life. You want to live differently, but you haven't been able to make progress. Marcie Lovett, author of The Clutter Book, will motivate you to make the changes you want. Learn to let go of what you don't need and find room for what you value. The direct, accessible writing style and interactive exercises will inspire you to succeed. In this book, Marcie guides you through the process of letting go of the clutter that is keeping you from achieving success. Whether your clutter is caused by things, commitments or thoughts, Marcie encourages you to make the choices to conquer your challenges. If previous attempts at letting go of clutter have not been successful for you, you will benefit from the motivation and wisdom Marcie offers. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, filled with insight and real-life stories, the book enables readers to learn from the experience of others and overcome obstacles to success. You will understand why you keep clutter, save time and money by avoiding unnecessary purchases, discover the habits that hold you back, find ways to fight procrastination and create systems that allow you to retrieve and return items. Whether you want to live with less or live with what you have, this is the book for you.

People Without Power

People Without Power
Author: Thomas Frank
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781925938173
Available:
Release: 2020-07-15
Editor: Scribe Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An eye-opening account of populism, the most important — and misunderstood — movement of our time. Everything we think we know about populism is wrong. Today, populism is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and European extremists. But this is a mistake. The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Here, acclaimed political commentator Thomas Frank takes us from the US’s tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing Populist Party fought plutocrats, to the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman. Frank also shows that elitist groups have reliably detested populism, lashing out at working-class concerns; today’s moral panic in liberal circles is only the latest expression. Frank pummels the elites, revisits the movement’s provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism. People Without Power is a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution.

I Will Not Surrender to Terrorism

I Will Not Surrender to Terrorism
Author: Gijo Vijayan
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1535453052
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Release: 2016-07-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I will not surrender to terrorism By Mr.Gijo Vijayan. This book aims at preventing a person from becoming a terrorist. The author aim at killing the motive behind terrorism, whatever may be the reason behind. Forgive and forget, the world will be safer. An eye for an eye make the whole world blind, said Mahatma Gandhi. If you know anyone, who has extreme and radical views on religion or any ideology, that cause harm to society. This book can be an eye opener to narrow minded people, who think I am right and whole world is wrong. Stop revenge, forgive and forget, the world will be safer. For nations to live in peace, stop quest for dominance, stop trying to grab someone's land or sea. More investment in military makes common people suffer indirectly. Billions of dollars spent on military expenses can be diverted for betterment of the lives of people, if there is no friction between nations. Billions of dollars spent on atom bombs, missiles, ships, fighter planes etc will eventually of no use to the betterment of humanity. If a third world war occurs, there won't be anyone left to celebrate victory, so it is foolishness to wage war in the name of any ideology or religion.There is only One way to stop terrorism - Education. When millions of people refuse to become terrorist at any cost - by applying thought, the purpose of this book is achieved. To kill terrorism, we must kill the motivation behind terrorism. When you refuse to become a terrorist, you make the world safer. When millions of people around the world refuse to become terrorists, we all win. So, take a pledge today itself, -I will not become a terrorist. -I will not allow my kids to become terrorists. -I will not change my mind, because of people or circumstances around me. -No media, politics or religion can manipulate me. -I will help misguided people to leave the path of terrorism.

Hleo

Hleo
Author: Rebecca Weller
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0995031606
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Rebecca Weller
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our choices seal our fate. Hannah Reed is about to learn just how important one little decision can be. Hannah's plans for a nice, quiet senior year of high school are rapidly disintegrating. It all starts when she innocently bursts in on Ethan Flynn in the change room of the clothing store where she works. Ethan's presence in Hannah's world is subtle but constant, and when he saves her life, they become linked by the workings of an ancient society and Ethan's sworn duty to protect Hannah. Working together to figure out what destiny wants with Hannah, the two of them stumble on a baffling mystery that leaves even Ethan questioning what is in store for her future. With Ethan's help, Hannah learns there is far more to this life, to her life, than she ever realized. As they attempt to untangle Hannah's unique past and emerging abilities, an unknown danger from Ethan's past looms ever closer. While racing to put together the pieces of the puzzle before it's too late, Hannah wrestles with the idea that she is anything but average, and that perhaps she is also more to Ethan than just a job. Hleo is the first book in the series with the same name. A story of destiny and how one decision can change everything. When you buy a copy of Hleo, your one decision also has the ability to change the lives of others across the globe. $3.00CAD from every copy of Hleo purchased goes towards the amazing efforts of the Because I am a Girl Education initiative. Fighting to bring literacy and safe learning resources to girls living in some of the poorest nations in this world.

Get What You Want

Get What You Want
Author: Kamran Akbarzadeh
Pages: 140
ISBN: 153691939X
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Release: 2016-09-18
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you want to go up the ladder of success, if you want to get what you want, if you want to fulfill that "burning desire" that keeps your mind busy all the time and you do not do something about it, if you want to do "that thing" that you wanted to do some day but you never got a chance to do so, you must take your hands out of your pockets, roll up your sleeves, and take action now. You cannot sit still and expect the elevator of success to come down and take you to the peak. It has not happened to anyone. It will not happen to you either, guaranteed! Over the past several years I have helped many people like you to take their hands out of their pockets and climb their ladder of success. I have spent quality time with them, listened to them, felt their pain, assisted them in taking the right path, and made sure they came out of the process successful and fulfilled. I want to help you too. If you are committed to YOUR success and want to get what you truly want, this book is an excellent start. Are you ready for the journey?

Adam Ant

Adam Ant
Author: Brandy House
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1518679129
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Release: 2015-10-18
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A children's full color with a lesson attached. I used ants for the characters because they work hard.

A Spark of Magic

A Spark of Magic
Author: J. L. Clayton
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1478731842
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Release: 2014-04-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

MAGIC IS STIRRING UP LUST, ROMANCE, DANGER-AND REVEALING LONG-HIDDEN TRUTHS. Charlize, aka Charlie, is moving yet again, to a new city, a new school...new everything. Her family is always moving, but this time, it doesn't seem so bad! Charlie is turning sixteen, finally making friends, and crushing on some seriously hot guys. Plus, said hot guys' feelings seem to be mutual... This is the happiest Charlie has been in a very long time. But she does have a little problem. Charlie is having bizarre, dark, eerie dreams, and she knows deep down that the feelings these dreams provoke, which seem to consume her, cannot be normal. There is a sexy male voice invading her dreams, and now it seems it is invading her waking hours too. The voice is compelling, hauntingly mesmerizing, and overwhelmingly beautiful. Charlie doesn't care if this dream voice is good or bad; she just knows she wants to hear more. Now, Charlie is on a journey to discover who and what she really is, and to uncover the reason her family moves so frequently. Charlie knows this is going to be one crazy, fun ride. But something big is about to happen, and it will end up changing what she believed was real and what truly is...

To Shine with Honor

To Shine with Honor
Author: Joseph Scott Amis
Pages: 329
ISBN: 099766682X
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Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the first volume of the To Shine with Honor trilogy, Galien de Coudre, scholarly third son in a family of minor nobility, comes of age in the perilous world of late 11th century France, where powerful noblemen massacre the other and innocents in unending petty warfare over lands and silver, despite the efforts of the Church to control their violence. Galien, educated for the priesthood, trained at arms and horse by his father and older brothers, all knights, finds his once-certain future as a high Church official compromised by family misfortunes. Through a series of oft-wrenching events, he discovers his own destiny as events in France and the distant Holy Land draw inexorably toward the great war of faiths known in history as the First Crusade.