The Books


You can download FREE versions of both books below. They are in pdf format. (Paperback versions are available at Amazon.com. Search for "The Action Manual  New ideas")

 

The full-size Manual is written for those who want and need a comprehensive explanation of what the National Character Program is about, why it is being promoted, for whom, and contains details of a theoretically-sound Vision and a practical Plan. It runs 376 pages, including graphics. 

 

The Manual is detailed enough and designed to convince intellectuals, academics, hi-level policy people, and similar others of the validity and practicality of the Vision and Plan. (Note and apology: the Manual can be wordy and weighty in some sections. After four major write throughs the author has determined that enough is enough. The ideas are what is important and they are plentiful and hopefully elegantly constructed into a new paradigm accessible enough for most readers.)

 

The Manual, Lite runs 111 pages and is meant to summarize the Vision and Plan for those not inclined to read a lengthy political science exposition. 

 

The books are subject to licensing as noted below. They are being distributed under a Creative Commons license.


The Action Manual's front cover
The Action Manual's front cover

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The Action Manual
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The Action Manual Lite's front cover
The Action Manual Lite's front cover

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The Action Manual, Lite
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Table of Contents for the Action Manual


 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction………………………….……..………………p. 5

 

Chapter 1-A Story Outline……………………………..…p. 11

Chapter 2-The Characters………………………….…….p. 57

Chapter 3-The Setting…………………………………….p. 93

Chapter 4-The Back Story…………..……………..…..…p. 139

 

The Narrative Chapters:

 

Chapter 5-The Functions…………………………………p. 153

Chapter 6-Values………………………………..…………p. 187

Chapter 7-What Do We Want?………………………..…p. 217

Chapter 8-The Program………………………………..…p. 257

Chapter 9-What’s Next?…………..…………….……..…p. 293

 

Appendix A-Framing………………………………….….p. 349

Appendix B-Problem-Solving Approaches……….……p. 365

Appendix C-Contact Information…………………….…p. 377

 

 

About the Author/Credits………………………………..p. 379

 


The Back Cover


The Action Manual's back cover
The Action Manual's back cover

License Information

 

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The Action Manual and the Action Manual, Lite

 

by New Ideas

 

Copyright ⓒ 2015 the small life company, inc.

 

Published by the small life company, inc.

New York State

 

December 2015: First Edition

 

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Noncommercial uses are thus permitted without any further permission from the copyright owner.

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