The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Seven Stories Press

ISBN:1609802802

Total Pages:272

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"Let me tell you, America, of the hopes I had for you," Dorfman writes after the fall of the Twin Towers, remembering back to an earlier September 11 in 1973, when he was on the staff of Salvador Allende, then president of Chile, the day he was removed from office and murdered in a coup in which the U.S. government was complicit. "Beware the plague of victimhood, America . . . Nothing is more dangerous than a giant who is afraid." Included in Other Septembers, Many Americas are major essays about the America south of the border, exploring the ambiguous relationship between power and literature and touching on topics as diverse as bilingualism, barbarians, and video games. In the essay "A Different Drum," Dorfman asks, "Isn’t it time, as war approaches yet again, to tell each other stories of peace over and over again?" Over and over in these jewel-like essays, his best shorter work of the last quarter-century, Dorfman weaves together sentiment and politics with his sense of the larger historical questions, reminding Americans of our unique role in the world, so different from the one put forward by the current administration: the power to resist and to imagine.

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The Septembers of Shiraz

Author:Dalia Sofer

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061808660

Total Pages:368

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. As Isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realization that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.

Ein Jahr danach - Zu den Geschehnissen des elften Septembers 2001

Author:Timo Freudenberger

Publisher:GRIN Verlag

ISBN:3638816958

Total Pages:28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: USA, Note: 1,70, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Institut für Politische Wissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Amerikanische Außenpolitik, 15 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Man könnte meinen, wir leben in einer Zeit, in der die Menschen nicht mehr wissen, was Gut und Böse bedeuten. Es scheint, dass das Verständnis der Kulturen untereinander schlechter ist denn je zuvor. Ist der „Zusammenprall der Kulturen“1 an diesem 11. September 2001 geschehen? Ich denke schon. Die barbarischen Anschläge auf die Vereinigten Staaten im vergangenen Jahr waren ein Zeichen dafür. Das für Menschen Unbegreifliche ist geschehen, die Vereinigten Staaten – und mit ihnen ein großer Teil der westlichen Welt – sind an ihren empfindlichsten Stellen getroffen worden. Die Wahrzeichen für wirtschaftliche und militärische Macht wurden in wenigen Stunden vernichtet: das World Trade Center und das Pentagon lagen in Schutt und Asche. Die Welt stand fassungslos vor dem Ausmaß eines solchen terroristischen Gewaltaktes. Die westlichen Mächte rückten enger zusammen und forderten ein massives Vorgehen gegen den institutionalisierten Terrorismus. Somit entstand ein Bündnis gegen den Terror2, welches von den Vereinigten Staaten ausging und den Hauptschuldigen, samt seiner Anhänger und Organisationen, Usama bin Ladin3, in Afghanistan zu fassen suchte. Schließlich rückten die Amerikaner in Afghanistan ein und bekämpften das von ihnen für den Terror verantwortlich gemachte Taliban-Regime. Diese Arbeit wird zunächst einen detaillierten Überblick zu den Geschehnissen des 11. Septembers 2001 geben. Anschließend werde ich die außenpolitischen Konsequenzen (welche Veränderungen gab es?) auf Grund der terroristischen Akte gegen die Vereinigten Staaten untersuchen. In einer abschließenden Schlussbetrachtung werden eine kritische Einschätzung der Ereignisse und deren Konsequenzen, sowie ein Ausblick auf mögliche Weiterentwicklungen folgen.

Die Schlagzeile des 11. Septembers

Author:René Ferchland

Publisher:GRIN Verlag

ISBN:3640432606

Total Pages:15

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Linguistik, Note: 1,0, Universität Erfurt, Veranstaltung: Medien des Krieges, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Schlagzeile im geläufigen Sinne ist eine in die Augen fallende Überschriftzeile einer Zeitung – inzwischen aber hat sie sich zum ökonomischen Argument für den Absatzmarkt der Printmedien entwickelt (zumindest bei den Tabloids). Die Hauptaufgaben einer Schlagzeile bestehen im Informieren, aber auch im Animieren (Catching, zu deutsch im Aufmerksamkeit auf sich ziehen). Wie war die printmediale Situation nach dem 11. September 2001, wurde im Sinne des allgemeingültigen Pressekodex berichtet? Im Folgenden werden am Beispiel der Berichterstattung und Schlagzeilenschaffung nach dem 11. September 2001 die Eigenschaften, Funktionsweisen und Gestaltungsweisen der Überschrift näher beleuchtet und dabei besonders die Schlagzeilen-Berichtvorspann-Relation betrachtet.

Die Inszenierung der Anschläge des 11. Septembers 2001 in den US-Spielfilmen

Author:Dominik Sindern

Publisher:GRIN Verlag

ISBN:3640280636

Total Pages:55

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Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 2,3, Universität Passau, 13 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der 11. September 2001 ist somit aus weltpolitischer Sicht der wohl prägendste Moment des jungen 21. Jahrhunderts. Aufgrund der Tragweite der Ereignisse wurden die Anschläge medial sehr umfassend untersucht und diskutiert. Dies geschah vorerst hauptsächlich in Form der Dokumentation und nicht in Form der Fiktion, da die Dokumentation ein so hoch sensibilisiertes Thema mit dem objektiveren Abstand betrachten kann. Die Anschläge bewirkten in Hollywood sogar zu Beginn gerade das Gegenteil: In einem Trailer zum Film Spiderman (2002) von Sam Raimi spannte Spiderman ursprünglich ein Netz zwischen den beiden Türmen des World Trade Centers. Dieser Trailer wurde aufgrund der Anschläge zurückgezogen. Lediglich kleinere Independentproduktionen richten ihren Fokus schon kurz nach dem 11. September 2001 auf die Anschläge. Die Produktionsschmieden aus Hollywood trauten sich erst fünf Jahre nach den Anschlägen direkt an die Thematik heran. Der erste Film war „United 93“ von dem britischen Regisseur Paul Greengrass im Jahr 2006. Der Film zeigt die Vorgänge in dem vierten entführten Flugzeug, das bei Shanksville Pensylvania abgestürzt war und wie die Anschläge in den Flugleitzentralen registriert wurden. Der zweite Film „World Trade Center“ von Oliver Stone, ebenfalls aus dem Jahr 2006, zeigt die Anschläge aus der Perspektive zweier verschütteter Polizisten und deren Rettung. Diese beiden Filme werden in dieser Arbeit näher untersucht.

Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Author:Stephen Burt,Tim Burt

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0192571621

Total Pages:496

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The British have always been obsessed by the weather. Thomas Hornsby, who founded the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford in 1772, began weather observations at the site. They continue daily to this day, unbroken since 14 November 1813, the longest continuous series of single-site weather records in the British Isles, and one of the longest in the world. Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767 represents the first full publication of this newly-digitised record of English weather, which will appeal to interested readers and climate researchers alike. The book celebrates this unique and priceless Georgian legacy by describing and explaining how the records were (and still are) made, examines monthly and seasonal weather patterns across two centuries, and considers the context of long-term climate change. Local documentary sources and contemporary photographs bring the statistics to life, from the clouds of 'smoak' from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the most recent floods. This book explores all the weather extremes, from bitter cold winters to hot, dry summers, bringing to life the painstaking measurements made over the last 250 years.

Lost in September

Author:Kathleen Winter

Publisher:Knopf Canada

ISBN:0345810147

Total Pages:304

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Long-awaited, thrilling new fiction from Kathleen Winter, whose previous novel Annabel was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller, Governor General's Award, Writers' Trust and Orange prizes, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book" and a New York Times "Notable," and was a #1 bestselling Canada Reads selection. From one of Canada's most exciting writers comes a gripping, compassionate and stunning novel that overturns and rewrites history. Enter the world of Jimmy--a tall, red-haired, homeless thirty-something ex-soldier, battered by PTSD--as he camps out on the streets of modern-day Montreal, trying to remember and reclaim his youth. While his past is something of an enigma, even to himself, the young man bears a striking resemblance to General James Wolfe, "Conqueror of Canada" and "Hero of Quebec," who died on the Plains of Abraham in 1759. As a young soldier in his twenties, the historical James Wolfe (1727-1759) was granted a short and much longed-for leave to travel to Paris to study poetry, music and dance--three of his passions. But in that very year, 1752, the British Empire abandoned the Julian calendar for the Gregorian, and every citizen of England lost eleven days: September 2 was followed by September 14. These lost eleven days happened to occur during the period that Wolfe had been granted for his leave. Despondent and bitter, he never got the chance to explore his artistic bent, and seven short years later, on the anniversary of this foreshortened leave, he died on the Plains of Abraham. Now, James is getting his eleven days back . . . but instead of the salons of 18th century Paris, he's wandering the streets of present-day Montreal and Quebec City, not as "the Hero of Quebec" but as a damaged war veteran wracked with anguish. Much like George Saunders in Lincoln in the Bardo, award-winning author Kathleen Winter takes a brief, intensely personal incident in the life of a famous historical figure, and using her incomparable gifts as a fiction writer, powerfully reimagines him. Here is a wrenching, unforgettable portrait--like none you have ever seen or read--of one of the most well-known figures in Canadian history.

September Love

Author:Lang Leav

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:152486787X

Total Pages:224

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A book that will change the way you think about love, relationships, heartbreak, and self-empowerment. Breaking the rules, challenging perceptions, and exploring the secret desires we keep hidden from the world. Beautifully composed and written by international bestselling author Lang Leav, this new collection of poetry and prose will positively influence your life. September Love captures the magic of each passing season, a pearl of wisdom waiting to be discovered with every page turned. A book that will inspire you to reach for the stars.

11 September and its Aftermath

Author:Stanley D Brunn

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1135756015

Total Pages:308

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In this book, an international team of political geographers and political scientists examine the impact of 11 September 2001 on foreign policies and international relations. The authors draw from a variety of different perspectives to discuss America and emerging world orders, terrorism, environmental security, civil society and the visual and print media.

The Fortnight in September

Author:R.C. Sherriff

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1982185244

Total Pages:304

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This charming, timeless classic about a family of five setting out on their annual seaside vacation is “the most uplifting, life-affirming novel I can think of...the beautiful dignity to be found in everyday living has rarely been captured more delicately” (Kazuo Ishiguro). Meet the Stevens family, as they prepare to embark on their yearly holiday to the coast of England. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens first made the trip to Bognor Regis on their honeymoon, and the tradition has continued ever since. They stay in the same guest house and follow the same carefully honed schedule—now accompanied by their three children, twenty-year-old Mary, seventeen-year-old Dick, and little brother Ernie. Arriving in Bognor they head to Seaview, the guesthouse where they stay every year. It’s a bit shabbier than it once was—the landlord has died and his wife is struggling as the number of guests dwindles every year. But the family finds bliss in booking a slightly bigger cabana, with a balcony, and in their rediscovery of the familiar places they visit every year. Mr. Stevens goes on his annual walk across the downs, reflecting on his life, his worries and disappointments, and returns refreshed. Mrs. Stevens treasures an hour spent sitting alone with her medicinal glass of port. Mary has her first small taste of romance. And Dick pulls himself out of the malaise he’s sunk into since graduation, resolving to work towards a new career. The Stevenses savor every moment of their holiday, aware that things may not be the same next year. Delightfully nostalgic and soothing, The Fortnight in September is an extraordinary novel about ordinary people enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

Ariel Dorfman

Author:Sophia McClennen

Publisher:Duke University Press

ISBN:0822391953

Total Pages:408

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Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope is a critical introduction to the life and work of the internationally renowned writer, activist, and intellectual Ariel Dorfman. It is the first book about the author in English and the first in any language to address the full range of his writing to date. Consistently challenging assumptions and refusing preconceived categories, Dorfman has published in every major literary genre (novel, short story, poetry, drama); adopted literary forms including the picaresque, epic, noir, and theater of the absurd; and produced a vast amount of cultural criticism. His works are read as part of the Latin American literary canon, as examples of human rights literature, as meditations on exile and displacement, and within the tradition of bilingual, cross-cultural, and ethnic writing. Yet, as Sophia A. McClennen shows, when Dorfman’s extensive writings are considered as an integrated whole, a cohesive aesthetic emerges, an “aesthetics of hope” that foregrounds the arts as vital to our understanding of the world and our struggles to change it. To illuminate Dorfman’s thematic concerns, McClennen chronicles the writer’s life, including his experiences working with Salvador Allende and his exile from Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, and she provides a careful account of his literary and cultural influences. Tracing his literary career chronologically, McClennen interprets Dorfman’s less-known texts alongside his most well-known works, which include How to Read Donald Duck, the pioneering critique of Western ideology and media culture co-authored with Armand Mattelart, and the award-winning play Death and the Maiden. In addition, McClennen provides two valuable appendices: a chronology documenting important dates and events in Dorfman’s life, and a full bibliography of his work in English and in Spanish.

Debunkery

Author:Kenneth L. Fisher

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9780470944189

Total Pages:256

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Legendary money manager Ken Fisher outlines the most common—and costly—mistakes investors make. Small cap stocks are best for all time. Bunk! A trade deficit is bad for markets. Bunk! Stocks can't rise on high unemployment. Bunk! Many investors think they are safest following widely accepted Wall Street wisdom—but much of Wall Street wisdom isn't so wise. In fact, it can be costly bunk. In Debunkery: Learn It, Do It, and Profit From It—Seeing Through Wall Street's Money-Killing Myths, Ken Fisher—named one of the 30 most influential individuals of the last three decades by Investment Advisor magazine—details why so many investors fail to get the long-term results they desire. The short answer is many investors fail to question if what they believe is true—and are therefore blinded by tradition, biases, ideology, or any number of cognitive errors. Your goal as an investor shouldn't be to be error-free—that's impossible. Rather, to be more successful, you should aim to lower your error rate. Debunkery gets you started by debunking 50 common myths—but that's just the beginning. It also gives you the tools you need to continue to do your own debunkery for the rest of your investing career.

Picture Us

Author:Janejira Damron

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1365737780

Total Pages:N.A

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Len, a lazy gamer eager to graduate and get high school over with makes an agreement with the infamous September Lemmons to let her be his wing-woman. After getting brutally rejected Len and September go on a "super fun adventure" and quickly realize there's no point in chasing their ungodly hot crushes when they have each other. However, there's something September isn't telling Len . . .

The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles

Author:Jeffrey A. Hirsch

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:111828349X

Total Pages:240

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Jeffrey Hirsch discusses how to capture market-beating returnsby following specific stock market cycles While predicting the direction of the stock market at any givenpoint is difficult, it's a fact that the market exhibitswell-defined and sometimes predictable patterns. While cycles donot repeat exactly all of the time, statistical evidence suggeststhat cyclical tendencies are very strong and should not be ignoredby investors. The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles willshow you how to profit from these recurring stock market patternsand cycles. Written by Jeffrey Hirsch, President of the Hirsch Organizationand Editor-in-Chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac, thisreliable resource explains why these cycles occur, provides thehistorical evidence behind them, and shows you how to captureconsistent profits from them moving forward. In addition todescribing his most widely followed cycles and patters, Hirsch alsodiscusses both longer term boom-bust economic cycles and shorterterm tendencies involving the best days, weeks, and months of theyear to trade the market. The methods found here follow everything from presidentialelection cycles to the "Santa Claus" effect Written by Jeffrey Hirsch, the pre-eminent authority on marketcycles and seasonal patterns The strategies explored are easy-to-implement, and based onresearch that has proven profitable over the course of time For investors looking to beat the buy-and-hold philosophy,The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles will provide simple,actionable ideas that have stood the test of time and consistentlyoutperformed the market.

AKASHVANI

Author:All India Radio (AIR), New Delhi

Publisher:All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi

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Total Pages:74

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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 5 SEPTEMBER, 1965 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 74 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXX. No. 36 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 14-73 ARTICLE: 1. Training For Leadership: Leadership In Education 2. Emile Zola 3. China's Grand Strategy AUTHOR: 1. G. C. Chatterji 2. K. J. Mahale 3. Sisir Gupta KEYWORDS : 1. Opposingideologies , world - wide upheaval, atthreelevels 2. Grim poverty, the Dreyfus affairs, leader of naturalist school 3. So intolerant, sinister intention, second major problem Document ID : APE-1965 (J-S) Vol-III-10 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.

Henry Hazlitt

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Publisher:Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN:0945466161

Total Pages:158

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Hidden Histories of Gordonia

Author:Martin Legassick

Publisher:NYU Press

ISBN:1868149552

Total Pages:436

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The Gordonia region of the Northern Cape province has received relatively little attention from historians. In Hidden Histories of Gordonia: Land dispossession and resistance in the Northern Cape, 1800–1990, Martin Legassick explores aspects of the generally unknown ‘brown’ and ‘black’ history of the region. Emphasising the lives of ordinary people, his writing is also in part an exercise in ‘applied history’ – historical writing with a direct application to people’s lives in the present. Tracing the indigenous history of Gordonia as well as the northward movement of Basters and whites from the western Cape through Bushmanland to the Orange River, the book presents accounts of family histories, episodes of indigenous resistance to colonisation, and studies of the ultimate imposition of racial segregation and land dispossession on the inhabitants of the region. A recurrent theme is the question of identity and how the extreme ethnic fluidity and social mixing apparent in earlier times crystallised in the colonial period into racial identities, until with final conquest came imposed racial classification.

The First Mythology

Author:Alfred Sylvester Jr.

Publisher:Trafford Publishing

ISBN:1490797017

Total Pages:242

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For over 35 years I have searched books and the past trying to solve Alchemy! The magic of the Philosophers Stone. Turn lead to gold! A cure all medicine! The fountain of youth! Was it just wishful thinking, or is there a basis of fact? I soon learned the subject had lasted as a rumor, mythology, or perhaps just as an idea. Something I believed had to be there, something was overlooked. Now, it seems that the something had not been overlooked, instead was hidden from the masses for many reasons. That something will astound you, will surprise you yet you will know it is truth. Who would have thought that Genesis was really about the yearly cycle? That the process of making the stone is really about the understanding of the creation. Also that the stone is about how nature can and does handle matter. Now with art (man and nature), I found more can be done with matter and so perfect it. You will see that matter handled correctly is purified over time and within shape. That shape is a glass pyramid oven. You may know of it as 'the firmament.' This is the magic, and produces a substance that convinced man of God! You will see that this power of generation is the God of early man, and finding the purified matter led to several things. First the process of Genesis, though I am not sure what it originally was called. That process led to astrology, and the naming and defined understanding of those constellations passing overhead. Finally it led to a religion, which was that of Isis and Osiris. When understood you will see that those are the religions of today, and little has changed. You will then know why all of this was hidden from you! Lastly you will know the All and want to make this substance. You will understand that you're a part of, and maintained by this system. That we need to maintain it before we cause it to destroys us! This is then Alchemy understood, the enchanting power of transformation.

The Ken Fisher Classics Collection

Author:Kenneth L. Fisher

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118403592

Total Pages:880

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Three of Ken Fisher's bestselling books in one handy e-book When it comes to finance and investing, there may be no name as big as Ken Fisher's. A long-time columnist at Forbes magazine and CEO of Fisher Investments, every one of his books has appeared on both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. In this new e-book bundle, you'll get the best of Fisher with three of his most acclaimed titles in one convenient package. In The Only Three Questions That Count, Fisher shows investors how to improve their investing success by answering three simple questions In Debunkery, Fisher helps investors how to avoid the costly mistakes that happen when people rely on "common sense" and standard investing cliches In Markets Never Forget (But People Do), Fisher explains why investors' memories so often fail them and how to use the history of markets to avoid repeating the same investing mistakes For investors, fans of Fisher, and anyone who cares about their money, the Ken Fisher Classics Collection offers three volumes of proven advice from an investing legend.