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Doing Sixty & Seventy

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Reflections on women’s aging from the New York Times–bestselling author who inspired the film The Glorias. One day I woke up and there was a seventy-ye ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1480472131
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Nombre de pages: 72
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1991
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Détails: Reflections on women’s aging from the New York Times–bestselling author who inspired the film The Glorias. One day I woke up and there was a seventy-year-old woman in my bed . . . Gloria Steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades. In Doing Sixty & Seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging. Whereas turning fifty, in her experience, is “leaving a much-loved and familiar country,” turning sixty means “arriving at the border of a new one.” With insight, intelligence, wit, and heartfelt honesty, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.” While appreciating everybody’s experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the “invisibility” that often accompany a woman’s senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating. It frees women as well as men to embrace that “full, glorious, alive-in-the-moment, don’t-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.


The Big Shift

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Marc Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” offers a recip ...

  • L'auteur : Marc Freedman
  • Editeur: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1610392086
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1536
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Détails: Marc Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” offers a recipe for how we can transform America's coming midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity. Millions of people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are searching for answers to the question “What's next?” and are navigating their way to an entirely new stage of life and work, one that could last as long as midlife. Shifting to a much longer lifespan isn't as easy as it may seem. Unlike the transition from adolescence to adulthood, managing this process for many is a do-it-yourself project. Drawing on powerful personal stories, The Big Shift provides not only direction but a vision of what it would take to help millions find their footing in a new map of life.


Malicious Mischief

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'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune Charles O'Connor of the Glendale police and Vic Varallo are having dinner with their wives whe ...

  • L'auteur : Dell Shannon
  • Editeur: Orion
  • ISBN: 147191402X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 567
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Détails: 'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune Charles O'Connor of the Glendale police and Vic Varallo are having dinner with their wives when they are interrupted by a call informing them of murder. The victim is an old, nearly blind woman, killed in her daughter's flat. This is the first of a spate of crimes including a serial dog thief, the hit-and-run killing of a young mother and her two children, a knife fight and a row of flower pots - growing marijuana. All in a day's work for the Glendale P. D.


Searching for Hope

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Chasing after the man who killed his fiancee, Daniel is on a quest for vengeance that leads him beyond the edge of the world into a greater world than he e ...

  • L'auteur : Joshua Miller
  • Editeur: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1499057261
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 726
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 815
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Détails: Chasing after the man who killed his fiancee, Daniel is on a quest for vengeance that leads him beyond the edge of the world into a greater world than he ever knew existed. This world is embroiled in war and despair. He is unable to avoid being quickly caught up in the events of the rest of the world, forced to abandon his own personal quest for a more noble quest with newfound friends and enemies. It is a quest... for hope.


Space Junk

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arth, the fantasy: the green, storied world where mankind originated. Earth, the reality: the junk planet, a dirty, dangerous place filled with detention c ...

  • L'auteur : Rory Barnes
  • Editeur: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 1434439313
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1873
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Détails: arth, the fantasy: the green, storied world where mankind originated. Earth, the reality: the junk planet, a dirty, dangerous place filled with detention camps, gangs and gangsters, flop houses, body parts factories, and a lawless immigrant community of aliens and humans. Ned believes the refugees from outer space have been interbreeding with cockroaches the size of dinosaurs. Em, pretty and slim, is seeking asylum; she thinks that Earth is unbelievably primitive. Space Junk is a coming-of-age tale in which true love and survival don't always walk hand-in-hand!


Drones, Baby, Drones

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“From now on, it’s drones, baby, drones” - Robert Gates, former U.S. Defense Secretary Three writers. Two plays. One vital tale of power, sex and inf ...

  • L'auteur : Christina Lamb,Ron Hutchinson,David Greig
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 178682079X
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 88
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1743
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Détails: “From now on, it’s drones, baby, drones” - Robert Gates, former U.S. Defense Secretary Three writers. Two plays. One vital tale of power, sex and infighting at the top of the Washington establishment, and its far-reaching repercussions. As Barack Obama prepares to leave office, this world premiere double bill probes behind the scenes of America’s controversial drone wars, and asks what they will mean for our future. This Tuesday It’s 5a.m. A CIA director learns her daughter has been injured in a car crash, a White House security adviser is sleeping with an intern, a Pentagon General is working out in the gym. This Tuesday, in an hour, they have a vital decision to make. The Kid Wednesday. A missile hits a wedding in Pakistan. 7000 miles away, two drone operators begin their celebration. Pushing the button was the start. If only it were the end...


Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World

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If we don’t get Sunday right, we won’t get Monday—or any day of the workweek—right. The divided life is a temptation so built into our society, we ...

  • L'auteur : Michael J. Naughton
  • Editeur: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • ISBN: 194901357X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 839
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Détails: If we don’t get Sunday right, we won’t get Monday—or any day of the workweek—right. The divided life is a temptation so built into our society, we may not even recognize it. Yet most of us fall prey to it. We either undervalue work, resenting it as simply a job, or we overvalue it as an identity-defining career. Michael Naughton, drawing on his background in both business and theology, proposes that the key to finding balance is another important human activity: leisure. In light of leisure—not mere amusement, but time for family, silence, prayer, and above all, worship—work becomes a space where men and women can find deep fulfilment. Naughton provides real-world examples of how businesses can promote authentic human flourishment and innovation through practices and policies that support leisure. In Getting Work Right Michael Naughton will change how you work—and rest.


A Friend In Need: A Story of the New South

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Harlan Sinclain’s life has come full circle. He has finally escaped the mental ravages that plague many veterans like himself. For the first time since V ...

  • L'auteur : Tom Lanier
  • Editeur: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1483462994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Harlan Sinclain’s life has come full circle. He has finally escaped the mental ravages that plague many veterans like himself. For the first time since Vietnam, he has reached a sort of normalcy, which involves the love of a beautiful woman, a sense of family, and a spiritual peace. Then a predawn phone call from Emmit Kennon, a one-time comrade in arms, shatters his tranquility and leads Harlan down a path that threatens all he holds dear.


A Wild Cards Collection: The Fort Freak Triad

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This discounted ebundle includes: Fort Freak, Lowball, High Stakes Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Uni ...

  • L'auteur : George R. R. Martin
  • Editeur: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1250305543
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 1280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This discounted ebundle includes: Fort Freak, Lowball, High Stakes Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. “Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books.” ?Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn In the aftermath of World War II, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called aces—those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed jokers—cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


High Stakes

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Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians a ...

  • L'auteur : Wild Cards Trust
  • Editeur: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466824352
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes (Wild Cards) delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror bu George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus "The Infamous Black Tongue" Morgan, and ace thief Mollie "Tesseract" Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kazakhstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally.... The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces--including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John Jos. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh, and Ian Tregillis. The Wild Cards Universe The Original Triad #1 Wild Cards #2 Aces High #3 Jokers Wild The Puppetman Quartet #4: Aces Abroad #5: Down and Dirty #6: Ace in the Hole #7: Dead Man’s Hand The Rox Triad #8: One-Eyed Jacks #9: Jokertown Shuffle #10: Dealer’s Choice #11: Double Solitaire #12: Turn of the Cards The Card Sharks Triad #13: Card Sharks #14: Marked Cards #15: Black Trump #16: Deuces Down #17: Death Draws Five The Committee Triad #18: Inside Straight #19: Busted Flush #20: Suicide Kings The Fort Freak Triad #21: Fort Freak #22: Lowball #23: High Stakes The American Triad #24: Mississippi Roll #25: Low Chicago #26: Texas Hold 'Em At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Body and Soul

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'John Harvey is one of the all-time greats and remains one of my favourite writers.' – Ian Rankin _____________________ Frank Elder's last case could be ...

  • L'auteur : John Harvey
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473555736
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1800
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Détails: 'John Harvey is one of the all-time greats and remains one of my favourite writers.' – Ian Rankin _____________________ Frank Elder's last case could be the one that breaks him for good. The heavy manacles around the girl’s wrists, perhaps not surprisingly, looked very much like the ones that had been found on the studio floor. For a moment, she had a vision of the chain to which they were attached being swung through the air, taking on force and speed before striking home. Then swung again. When his estranged daughter Katherine appears on his doorstep, ex-Detective Frank Elder knows that something is wrong. Katherine has long been troubled, and Elder has always felt powerless to help her. But now Katherine has begun to self-destruct; the breakdown of her affair with a controversial artist, known for his pornographic paintings, has sent her into a tailspin. But when the artist is found murdered in his studio, suspicion falls on Katherine. The vultures are circling. And as Elder struggles to protect his daughter and prove her innocence, the terrors of the past threaten them both once more... Daily Telegraph Book of the Year _____________________ 'A masterpiece from a master of the genre.' – Mark Billingham 'An expertly plotted and moving final act for an old-school investigator of the best sort, from a true master of the genre' – Guardian Books of the Month 'This is wonderfully atmospheric crime writing – a tribute to Harvey’s exceptional talent' – Daily Mail 'The 79-year-old Harvey has made it clear that Body & Soul is his last novel, and what an excellent farewell it is .... Elder and Resnick are both greats of British crime fiction.' – The Times Book of the Month ‘Few writers have even approached Harvey’s grasp of atmosphere which, mingled with some sharpish social comment and utterly believable characters, makes them a must read’ – Crime Review ‘Sadly, this is Harvey’s last book after a 40-year crime writing masterclass.’ – Peterborough Telegraph


Cherringham - Episode 31-33

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Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But the ...

  • L'auteur : Matthew Costello,Neil Richards
  • Editeur: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3732585670
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 330
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1139
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Détails: Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 31 - 33. TRAIL OF LIES Last year at Cherringham High, and for three girls that means facing the School Summer Challenge, a grueling fifty-mile hike across the Cotswolds, through thick woods, over steep hills, camping each night under the stars. But when one of them disappears in the middle of the night and is found dead in the morning, most believe a terrible accident has taken place. Was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah aren't convinced - and soon discover that secrets and lies can have terrible consequences ... and always leave a trail ... DEATH TRAP When Edward Townes - famed writer of novels about knights and maids, and castles and conquering - attends a medieval launch party for his latest book, he arrives ready to do more than celebrate. But party night brings a blizzard, a once-in-a-century storm that sees Townes staggering home, alone ... only to be found dead the next day. With Cherringham cut-off and the blizzard still raging, Jack and Sarah start investigating. Their questions reveal that many of those still stranded in the dark village have secrets. And Townes' killer is still in the village ... CLIFFHANGER When a hiker falls from a cliff edge while walking the Cotswolds Way, it seems like no accident. The more Jack and Sarah investigate the walkers on the trail that day, the more likely it seems that danger is still afoot. Is there a potential killer in this Cherringham tour group? And when will he or she strike again? Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, the successful crime fiction series Cherringham, and - most recently - the historical series Mydworth Mysteries.


Cherringham - Trail of Lies

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Last year at Cherringham High, and for three girls that means facing the School Summer Challenge, a grueling fifty-mile hike across the Cotswolds, through ...

  • L'auteur : Matthew Costello,Neil Richards
  • Editeur: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3732553094
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 130
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Last year at Cherringham High, and for three girls that means facing the School Summer Challenge, a grueling fifty-mile hike across the Cotswolds, through thick woods, over steep hills, camping each night under the stars. But when one of them disappears in the middle of the night and is found dead in the morning, most believe a terrible accident has taken place. Was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah aren't convinced - and soon discover that secrets and lies can have terrible consequences ... and always leave a trail ... Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.


Interviews/Entrevistas

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Gloria E. Anzaldúa, best known for her books Borderlands/La Frontera and This Bridge Called My Back, is one of the foremost feminist thinkers and activist ...

  • L'auteur : Gloria E. Anzaldua
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000082806
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1699
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Détails: Gloria E. Anzaldúa, best known for her books Borderlands/La Frontera and This Bridge Called My Back, is one of the foremost feminist thinkers and activists of our time. As one of the first openly lesbian Chicana writers, Anzaldúa has played a major role in redefining queer, female, and Chicano/a identities, and in developing inclusionary movements for social justice. In this memoir-like collection, Anzaldúa's powerful voice speaks clearly and passionately. She recounts her life, explains many aspects of her thought, and explores the intersections between her writings and postcolonial theory. Each selection deepens our understanding of an important cultural theorist's lifework. The interviews contain clear explanations of Anzaldúa's original concept of the Borderlands and mestizaje and her subsequent revisions of these ideas; her use of the term New Tribalism as a disruptive category that redefines previous ethnocentric forms of nationalism; and what Anzaldúa calls conocimientos-- alternate ways of knowing that synthesize reflection with action to create knowledge systems that challenge the status quo. Highly personal and always rich in insight, these interviews, arranged and introduced by AnaLouise Keating, will not only serve as an accessible introduction to Anzaldúa's groundbreaking body of work, but will also be of significant interest to those already well-versed in her thinking. For readers engaged in postcoloniality, feminist theory, ethnic studies, or queer identity, Interviews/Entrevistas will be a key contemporary document.


Kiss of the Art Gods

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Contemporary figurative sculptors rarely support themselves, but in steps Dan Corbin, breaking all the rules on his way to becoming a successful studio art ...

  • L'auteur : Dan Corbin
  • Editeur: Gatekeeper Press
  • ISBN: 1619846705
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 312
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Contemporary figurative sculptors rarely support themselves, but in steps Dan Corbin, breaking all the rules on his way to becoming a successful studio artist. Corbin takes two decades to realize his art dream. He makes the usual sacrifices, travels the world, seeks out art education, finds and loses love. So why is the outcome of his narrative so different? Corbin’s enigmas are revealed in this humor-leveled portrait of a man full of energy, propelled by a distressed childhood, seeking a higher calling, and intent on full redemption. Raised in California, Corbin reinvents himself in a life filled with risk and adventure. An army stint in Germany began his thirst for travel, living in Spain, Santa Barbara, Hawaii, and Berkeley. This enables Corbin to learn more about himself and others, as he cobbles together an eclectic belief system based on mysticism, faith and science, and then attempts to develop an art style capable of expressing his new sense of self. Corbin’s long journey is sometimes hilarious and grueling. He searches inside and out and in every direction for the lost answers but ultimately finds the resolution in plain sight.


Parky's People

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Sir Michael Parkinson occupies a unique place in the public consciousness. For many he is the chronicler of a generation. Through his onscreen work and his ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Parkinson
  • Editeur: Hodder
  • ISBN: 1848946961
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 300
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Sir Michael Parkinson occupies a unique place in the public consciousness. For many he is the chronicler of a generation. Through his onscreen work and his intelligent, thought provking journalism, he has introduced millions of people to the major names of sport of showbiz over the past five decades. In Parky's People, Parkinson gives us an intimate insight into the lives of great celebrities from all around the world. Now an international celebrity himself, the man from a humble but colourful Yorkshire mining family who can tease out the secrets of even the most reticent star guest. Those featured include Muhammad Ali, David Attenborough, Judi Dench, David Beckham, and many, many more. Parkinson's distinguished career has involved working on highly acclaimed current affairs and film programmes. His wide interests and expertise include jazz, film, football and cricket. Witty and humourous, Parky's People makes the perfect gift.


Phoenix Rising

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In ten years, Jessie will be twenty-seven—but her sister Helen will always be eighteen Jessie’s not ready to move on. Everyone says she’s doing great ...

  • L'auteur : Cynthia D. Grant
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504013581
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 150
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In ten years, Jessie will be twenty-seven—but her sister Helen will always be eighteen Jessie’s not ready to move on. Everyone says she’s doing great, but she is drowning in grief and hiding it with her characteristic wisecracks. Why tell anyone? It’s not like it will bring Helen back. Jessie can see that her whole family is barely treading water: Her brother Lucas has completely shut down, and her parents are just going through the motions of life. Then Jessie finds Helen’s diary, the one she was keeping up until her death. Desperate to feel close to her sister again, Jessie reads through the entries, discovering truths about Helen—and herself—that she never expected.


Frenzy

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Frenzy, first published in 1960, is a classic noir novel centered on Norm Sands, a small-time grifter (con-artist) beset by bad breaks and hard times. Retu ...

  • L'auteur : James O. Causey
  • Editeur: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1789129974
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 151
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Frenzy, first published in 1960, is a classic noir novel centered on Norm Sands, a small-time grifter (con-artist) beset by bad breaks and hard times. Returning to his hometown in southern California, Sands looks to make his big score, no matter what the cost to friends and family. Author James Causey (1924-2003) wrote a number of short stories for magazines such as Weird Tales, Detective Story Magazine, and Galaxy Science Fiction, and three crime novels. The narrator is a self-described two-bit grifter, a small-timer who screws up every time he gets close to the big time. After his most recent beating, he goes back to his hometown and sees the opportunity to make his big score at last. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top. He’ll lie to anyone, use anyone, cheat anyone. Old friends? Screw ‘em. Family members? Screw ‘em. When you think he’s gone about as low as possible, he sinks lower. And finally ... well, that’s what you’ll have to find out for yourself. The ending packs quite a noir punch.


Murderers in Mausoleums

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A gripping journey through some of the planet’s most remote and challenging terrain and its peoples, in search of why democracy has yet to thrive in land ...

  • L'auteur : Jeffrey Tayler
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547523823
  • Genre: Travel
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A gripping journey through some of the planet’s most remote and challenging terrain and its peoples, in search of why democracy has yet to thrive in lands it seemed so recently ready to overtake Across the largest landmass on earth, in lands once conquered by Genghis Khan and exploited by ruthless Communist regimes, autocratic and dictatorial states are again arising, growing wealthy on petrodollars and low-cost manufacturing. More and more, they are challenging theWest. Media reports focus on developments in Moscow and Beijing, but the peoples inhabiting the vast expanses in between remain mostly unseen and unheard, their daily lives and aspirations scarcely better known to us now than they were in ColdWar days.Tayler finds, among many others, a dissident Cossack advocating mass beheadings, a Muslim in Kashgar calling on the United States to bomb Beijing, and Chinese youths in Urumqi desiring nothing more than sex, booze, and rock ’n’ roll—all while confronting over and over again the contradiction of people who value liberty and the free market but idealize tyrants who oppose both. From the steppes of southern Russia to the conflict-ridden Caucasus Mountains to the deserts of central Asia and northern China,Tayler shows that our maps have gone blank at the worst possible time.


Managing Elites

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How does one become a member of an elite profession? Managing Elites examines how elites-in-training contest, rationalize, and ultimately embrace their dom ...

  • L'auteur : Debra J. Schleef
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 146163993X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: How does one become a member of an elite profession? Managing Elites examines how elites-in-training contest, rationalize, and ultimately embrace their dominant positions in society. Using interviews with law and MBA students, the author shows that becoming elite is not a straightforward process without tensions. Successful socialization outcomes—employment in large corporate law firms or prominent investment banks and consulting firms—require both accomodation and resistance to ideologies about achievement and meritocracy.