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The Prize

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Deemed \"the best history of oil ever written\" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning acc ...

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  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439134839
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 928
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.


The Prize

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ThisNew York Times bestseller chronicles how Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker tried—and failed—to reform education in Newark, NJ. In Se ...

  • L'auteur : Dale Russakoff
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547840519
  • Genre: Education
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: ThisNew York Times bestseller chronicles how Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker tried—and failed—to reform education in Newark, NJ. In September of 2010, billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg went on Oprah to announce a pledge of $100 million to transform the downtrodden schools of Newark, New Jersey. There by his side were the city’s Democratic mayor, Cory Booker, and the state’s Republican governor, Chris Christie. Together, they vowed to make Newark “a symbol of educational excellence for the whole nation.” But this trio of power players had no idea what they were in for. The tumultuous changes planned by reformers and their highly paid consultants spark a fiery grass-roots opposition stoked by local politicians and union leaders. At the center of the fight was Newark’s billion-dollar-a-year education budget: a prize that, for generations, had enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark’s children. In The Prize, Dale Russakoff presents a dramatic narrative encompassing the rise of celebrity politics, big philanthropy, extreme economic inequality, the charter school movement, and the struggles and triumphs of schools in one of the nation’s poorest cities. “One of the most important books on education to come along in years.”—The New York Times


The Quest

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This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the princi ...

  • L'auteur : Daniel Yergin
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101563702
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 832
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.


The Prize

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Novelist Andrew Craig has not been sober in a very long time. After losing his wife in an auto accident he believes to have been his own fault, he turned t ...

  • L'auteur : Irving wallace
  • Editeur: Crossroad Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 704
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Novelist Andrew Craig has not been sober in a very long time. After losing his wife in an auto accident he believes to have been his own fault, he turned to the bottle, and to his sister-in-law, Leah, who acts as his caretaker and live-in nurse. Then, when he is awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for his novel, "The Perfect State," a historical jab at communism, he heads for Stockholm, hoping to find a reason to live, and to write. The other laureates have their own problems, a heart surgeon who believes that sharing his award with an Italian colleague robs him of his glory, a married couple awarded the prize in medicine in the middle of a serious marital crisis, and others – including Max Stratman, whose heart isn't really up to the trip, but who needs the prize money to provide for niece, Emily. This novel delves into the lives, loves, dreams and nightmares of these characters, and others, building a panoramic view of the Nobel Prize, life in Stockholm, and the state of world politics in the years following World War II. It is rich and compelling, driving the reader from the pits of despair to the heights of inspiration. A wonderful novel by one of America's finest novelists. The Prize was made into a movie starring Paul Newman. SW: Six people all around the world are catapulted to international fame as they receive the most important telegraph of their lives, which invites them to Stockholm to receive the prize. This will result to be a turning point in their lives, in which personal affairs and political intrigue will engulf every one of the characters.


At Night All Blood Is Black

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"Heartbreaking and poetic." —The Guardian One of the Wall Street Journal's 11 best books of the fall Named a most anticipated book by Literary Hub | Elec ...

  • L'auteur : David Diop
  • Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374720479
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Heartbreaking and poetic." —The Guardian One of the Wall Street Journal's 11 best books of the fall Named a most anticipated book by Literary Hub | Electric Literature| The Millions | Refinery29 Selected by students across France to win the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, David Diop’s English-language, historical fiction debut At Night All Blood is Black is a “powerful, hypnotic, and dark novel” (Livres Hebdo) of terror and transformation in the trenches of the First World War. Alfa Ndiaye is a Senegalese man who, never before having left his village, finds himself fighting as a so-called “Chocolat” soldier with the French army during World War I. When his friend Mademba Diop, in the same regiment, is seriously injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man’s Land. Unable to commit this mercy killing, madness creeps into Alfa’s mind as he comes to see this refusal as a cruel moment of cowardice. Anxious to avenge the death of his friend and find forgiveness for himself, he begins a macabre ritual: every night he sneaks across enemy lines to find and murder a blue-eyed German soldier, and every night he returns to base, unharmed, with the German’s severed hand. At first his comrades look at Alfa’s deeds with admiration, but soon rumors begin to circulate that this super soldier isn’t a hero, but a sorcerer, a soul-eater. Plans are hatched to get Alfa away from the front, and to separate him from his growing collection of hands, but how does one reason with a demon, and how far will Alfa go to make amends to his dead friend? Peppered with bullets and black magic, this remarkable novel fills in a forgotten chapter in the history of World War I. Blending oral storytelling traditions with the gritty, day-to-day, journalistic horror of life in the trenches, David Diop's At Night All Blood is Black is a dazzling tale of a man’s descent into madness.


Keep Your Eye on the Prize

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Can Dylan create his own science fair project without accepting too much help from his enthusiastic parents? The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses is meant t ...

  • L'auteur : Barbara Esham
  • Editeur: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1728240476
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 32
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Can Dylan create his own science fair project without accepting too much help from his enthusiastic parents? The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses is meant to demonstrate various forms of learning, creativity, and intelligence. Each book introduces a realistic example of triumph over difficulty in a positive, humorous way that readers of all ages will enjoy! The biggest day of the year at Morecaster School is filled with ideas, hard work, and pressure—it's time for the annual science fair! Like many kids, Dylan is caught between doing his project on his own, and accepting help from his enthusiastic parents. This year he's determined to do all the work himself, even if it means his project won't be perfect. Keep Your Eye on the Prize is an honest and humorous look at encouraging children to be independent in their work and proud of their results. "Barbara Esham deftly deals with what can be a difficult subject for students or teachers to broach. How do you help parents understand when the help they're giving is too much?...This book is as valuable for parents and teachers as it is for young people, and is a great way to help everyone understand how to give just the right amount of assistance." —Academics' Choice Foundation, Dr. Corinne Hyde, Professor of Clinical Education, University of Southern California Praise for the series: "This is a wonderful book series. Each story shows children that success is about effort and determination, that problems need not derail them, and that adults can understand their worries and struggles. My research demonstrates that these lessons are essential for children."—Dr. Carol S. Dweck


Sharing the Prize

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Southern bus boycotts and lunch counter sit-ins were famous acts of civil disobedience but were also demands for jobs in the very services being denied bla ...

  • L'auteur : Gavin Wright
  • Editeur: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674076494
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 367
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Southern bus boycotts and lunch counter sit-ins were famous acts of civil disobedience but were also demands for jobs in the very services being denied blacks. Gavin Wright shows that the civil rights struggle was of economic benefit to all parties: the wages of southern blacks increased dramatically but not at the expense of southern whites.


The Prize

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A life she never imagined...and a love she can’t deny Zara Leighton has risked everything to track down the elusive art thief known as Icon, only to disc ...

  • L'auteur : Vanessa Fewings
  • Editeur: HQN Books
  • ISBN: 1488096961
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A life she never imagined...and a love she can’t deny Zara Leighton has risked everything to track down the elusive art thief known as Icon, only to discover him already in her arms: the billionaire tech genius—and her lover—Tobias Wilder. Zara wants to resist Tobias, to deny his fiercely sexy smile and their sizzling chemistry. But instead, she agrees to help him one more time. Tobias will do anything to protect Zara, but he needs her for one last ultimate job: a job that will clear both their names and grant them a future together...if they can pull it off. The danger is real. The stakes are unbelievably high. But when it comes to love, there’s only one prize that matters…


The Nobel Factor

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How the creation of the Nobel Prize in Economics changed the economics profession, Sweden, and the world Economic theory may be speculative, but its impact ...

  • L'auteur : Avner Offer,Gabriel Söderberg
  • Editeur: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400883415
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 344
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: How the creation of the Nobel Prize in Economics changed the economics profession, Sweden, and the world Economic theory may be speculative, but its impact is powerful and real. Since the 1970s, it has been closely associated with a sweeping change around the world—the "market turn." This is what Avner Offer and Gabriel Söderberg call the rise of market liberalism, a movement that, seeking to replace social democracy, holds up buying and selling as the norm for human relations and society. Our confidence in markets comes from economics, and our confidence in economics is underpinned by the Nobel Prize in Economics, which was first awarded in 1969. Was it a coincidence that the market turn and the prize began at the same time? The Nobel Factor, the first book to describe the origins and power of the most important prize in economics, explores this and related questions by examining the history of the prize, the history of economics since the prize began, and the simultaneous struggle between market liberals and social democrats in Sweden, Europe, and the United States. The Nobel Factor tells how the prize, created by the Swedish central bank, emerged from a conflict between central bank orthodoxy and social democracy. The aim was to use the halo of the Nobel brand to enhance central bank authority and the prestige of market-friendly economics, in order to influence the future of Sweden and the rest of the developed world. And this strategy has worked, with sometimes disastrous results for societies striving to cope with the requirements of economic theory and deregulated markets. Drawing on previously untapped Swedish national bank archives and providing a unique analysis of the sway of prizewinners, The Nobel Factor offers an unprecedented account of the real-world consequences of economics—and its greatest prize.


The Prize (Enemies-to-Lovers Romance)

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Written by USA Today Bestselling Author K.L. Middleton Adam Knight wasn't just my first kiss. He was the cruel, heartless jerk who lived to torment me a ...

  • L'auteur : K.L. Middleton,Cassie Alexandra
  • Editeur: Kristen Middleton
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Written by USA Today Bestselling Author K.L. Middleton Adam Knight wasn't just my first kiss. He was the cruel, heartless jerk who lived to torment me after I bruised his ego in front of his friends. He hated me for it and made my high school years intolerable. But... I survived and we eventually went our separate ways. Until I bought a stupid raffle ticket. I’m not going to lie – I was a dick to Chloe Maverick and she has every right not to forgive me. But I’m no longer the immature prick I used to be. I’m a man now and she’s… she’s all woman. She might not be able to let the past go But... I refuse to let that stop us from having a future. When Chloe Maverick transfers to Diamond Lake University, she is talked into attending a fundraiser and finds herself winning the main raffle. The prize? An all inclusive weekend vacation with a local web celebrity - an arrogant, bullheaded jerk she knew in high school. Unfortunately, she can't get out of the date and Adam hasn't changed much, except for maybe getting irritatingly more handsome. After getting injured in the Daytona 500, Adam Knight thought he'd never experience the kind of rush he'd lived for on the track. That is until he started chasing after ghosts. Now he finds himself face-to-face with the girl who shamed him in high school. She's still as feisty, untouchable, and beautiful as ever. She's also his date for an entire weekend at the resort of his choice - a luxurious hotel in California... that's said to be haunted. Unfortunately, Chloe can't seem to let go of the past, but Adam is determined to win her over, catch himself a ghost, and lay their demons to rest. Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, royal romance, billionaire romance, billionaire, series, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, interracial romance, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, new york, new york romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, Prince romance, neighbor romance, best friends to lovers romance, city romance, smart romance, undercover bodyguard, neighbors romance, roommate romance, something funny to read, best friends in romance, brothers, Kinds, royalty, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, nana malone, nana malone romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, free billionaire book, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, billionaire romance for adults, billionaire romance books, contemporary romance free, funny romance, funny romance free, funny books free, comedy books free, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, billionaire romance free, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, mystery, action adventure romance, romantic suspense, suspense romance, action scene romance, action adventure romance.


The Prize (Pony Club Rivals, Book 4)

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Saddle up for the fourth exciting PONY CLUB RIVALS adventure! Will Georgie fulfil her riding dreams at the ‘All-stars’ Academy? ...

  • L'auteur : Stacy Gregg
  • Editeur: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007445644
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 228
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Saddle up for the fourth exciting PONY CLUB RIVALS adventure! Will Georgie fulfil her riding dreams at the ‘All-stars’ Academy?


The Prize

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  • Editeur: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1434978664
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Eyes on the Prize

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Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Ri ...

  • L'auteur : Juan Williams
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110163930X
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the first part of the acclaimed PBS series.


The Prize

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Stellan was the last thing Cardis expected to deal with when she fled her home on Adena to avoid another unwanted challenge. Safely stowed away on her fath ...

  • L'auteur : Debra Doggett
  • Editeur: The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1509200371
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Stellan was the last thing Cardis expected to deal with when she fled her home on Adena to avoid another unwanted challenge. Safely stowed away on her father's freighter, she thought she'd escaped those who wished to invoke Adena's ancient tradition of the Virgin Challenge and attempt to win her in marriage. Now she finds herself in the hands of the most unlikely challenger of all. And in spite of all her resolve never to be trapped into marriage, trying to keep herself from melting when Stellan's hands touch her may be the hardest challenge Cardis has ever faced.


The Prize

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Brethren, I count not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which ...

  • L'auteur : Lance Lambert
  • Editeur: Lance Lambert Ministries, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1683890604
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 122
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Brethren, I count not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:7–14 In looking at the Christian walk as a race, we can often see obstacles that could prevent us from finishing well. How can we press on after Christ? There is a way. The obstacles of self, and sin, and the world do not have to prevent us from going on after Christ.


The Body Papers

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Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing “Grace Talusan writes eloquently about the most unsayable things: the deep gravitational pul ...

  • L'auteur : Grace Talusan
  • Editeur: Restless Books
  • ISBN: 1632061848
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing “Grace Talusan writes eloquently about the most unsayable things: the deep gravitational pull of family, the complexity of navigating identity as an immigrant, and the ways we move forward even as we carry our traumas with us. Equal parts compassion and confession, The Body Papers is a stunning work by a powerful new writer who—like the best memoirists—transcends the personal to speak on a universal level.” —Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family to a New England suburb in the 1970s. At school, she confronts racism as one of the few kids with a brown face. At home, the confusion is worse: her grandfather’s nightly visits to her room leave her hurt and terrified, and she learns to build a protective wall of silence that maps onto the larger silence practiced by her Catholic Filipino family. Talusan learns as a teenager that her family’s legal status in the country has always hung by a thread—for a time, they were “illegal.” Family, she’s told, must be put first. The abuse and trauma Talusan suffers as a child affects all her relationships, her mental health, and her relationship with her own body. Later, she learns that her family history is threaded with violence and abuse. And she discovers another devastating family thread: cancer. In her thirties, Talusan must decide whether to undergo preventive surgeries to remove her breasts and ovaries. Despite all this, she finds love, and success as a teacher. On a fellowship, Talusan and her husband return to the Philippines, where she revisits her family’s ancestral home and tries to reclaim a lost piece of herself. Not every family legacy is destructive. From her parents, Talusan has learned to tell stories in order to continue. The generosity of spirit and literary acuity of this debut memoir are a testament to her determination and resilience. In excavating such abuse and trauma, and supplementing her story with government documents, medical records, and family photos, Talusan gives voice to unspeakable experience, and shines a light of hope into the darkness.


The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize

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Because paying attention can be tricky. Veronica Conti’s on a mission. She wants a trophy. She needs a trophy. She will not rest until a glorious golden ...

  • L'auteur : Nicole C. Kear
  • Editeur: Imprint
  • ISBN: 1250086736
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 144
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Because paying attention can be tricky. Veronica Conti’s on a mission. She wants a trophy. She needs a trophy. She will not rest until a glorious golden trophy is in her hands! So when her school’s 100 Day Contest is announced, Veronica vows to take home the grand prize. But when Veronica gets teamed up with none other than Matthew Sawyer, her biggest enemy, she thinks all hope is lost. Matt gets distracted and has a history of losing stuff, not to mention that he and Veronica can’t stop arguing. To win the prize, Matt needs to organize. And to do that, he needs the Fix It Friends! Together, the friends help Matt and Veronica discover that unexpected friendship is the best prize of all. Eyes on the Prize is the fifth adventure in this funny and relatable chapter book series that teaches emotional intelligence. It includes tools to stay focused, which are applicable for kids with ADD and ADHD. Includes a toolbox of expert advice on how to pay attention! Don’t miss the other Fix-It Friends adventures: The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear! The Fix-It Friends: Sticks and Stones The Fix-It Friends: The Show Must Go On The Fix-It Friends: Wish You Were Here The Fix-It Friends: Three’s a Crowd An Imprint Book Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!: "Fears are scary! But don’t worry: the Fix-It Friends are here with step-by-step help —and humor too.”—Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series “Full of heart and more than a little spunk” —Kathleen Lane, author of The Best Worst Thing An empowering resource for kids — and they're just plain fun to read.” —Lauren Knickerbocker, Ph.D., Co-Director, Early Childhood Service, NYU Child Study Center “Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more.” —Kirkus Reviews


The Prize

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Edward Darby has everything a man could hope for: meaningful work, a loving wife, and a beloved daughter. With a rising career as a partner at an esteemed ...

  • L'auteur : Jill Bialosky
  • Editeur: Catapult
  • ISBN: 1619026554
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 325
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Edward Darby has everything a man could hope for: meaningful work, a loving wife, and a beloved daughter. With a rising career as a partner at an esteemed gallery, he strives not to let ambition, money, power, and his dark past corrode the sanctuary of his domestic and private life. Influenced by his father, a brilliant Romantics scholar, Edward has always been more of a purist than an opportunist. But when a celebrated artist controlled by her insecurities betrays him, and another very different artist awakens his heart and stirs up secrets from his past, Edward will find himself unmoored from his marriage, his work, and the memory of his beloved father. And when the finalist of an important prize are announced, and the desperate artists maneuver to seek its validation, Edward soon learns that betrayal comes in many forms, and that he may be hurtling toward an act that challenges his own notions about what comprises a life worth living. A compelling odyssey of a man unhinged by his ideals, The Prize is also an unflinching portrait of a marriage struggling against the corroding tide of time and the proximity to the treacherous fault line between art and money.


The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "co ...

  • L'auteur : Terry Ryan
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743217276
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Stepping back into a time when fledgling advertising agencies were active partners with consumers, and everyday people saw possibility in every coupon, Terry Ryan tells how her mother kept the family afloat by writing jingles and contest entries. Mom's winning ways defied the Church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated views of housewives. To her, flouting convention was a small price to pay when it came to securing a happy home for her six sons and four daughters. Evelyn, who would surely be a Madison Avenue executive if she were working today, composed her jingles not in the boardroom, but at the ironing board. By entering contests wherever she found them -- TV, radio, newspapers, direct-mail ads -- Evelyn Ryan was able to win every appliance her family ever owned, not to mention cars, television sets, bicycles, watches, a jukebox, and even trips to New York, Dallas, and Switzerland. But it wasn't just the winning that was miraculous; it was the timing. If a toaster died, one was sure to arrive in the mail from a forgotten contest. Days after the bank called in the second mortgage on the house, a call came from the Dr Pepper company: Evelyn was the grand-prize winner in its national contest -- and had won enough to pay the bank. Graced with a rare appreciation for life's inherent hilarity, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit. From her frenetic supermarket shopping spree -- worth $3,000 today -- to her clever entries worthy of Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Parker, and Ogden Nash, the story of this irrepressible woman whose talents reached far beyond her formidable verbal skills is told in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio with an infectious joy that shows how a winning spirit will triumph over the poverty of circumstance.


Oil, Power, and War

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"Auzanneau has created a towering telling of a dark and dangerous addiction.”—Nature In this sweeping, unabashed history of oil, Matthieu Auzanneau tak ...

  • L'auteur : Matthieu Auzanneau
  • Editeur: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603587446
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 672
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Auzanneau has created a towering telling of a dark and dangerous addiction.”—Nature In this sweeping, unabashed history of oil, Matthieu Auzanneau takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances across the globe, and spawned wars. He upends commonly held assumptions about key political and financial events of the past 150 years, and he sheds light on what our oil-constrained and eventually post-oil future might look like. Oil, Power, and War follows the oil industry from its heyday when the first oil wells were drilled to the quest for new sources as old ones dried up. It traces the rise of the Seven Sisters and other oil cartels and exposes oil’s key role in the crises that have shaped our times: two world wars, the Cold War, the Great Depression, Bretton Woods, the 2008 financial crash, oil shocks, wars in the Middle East, the race for Africa’s oil riches, and more. And it defines the oil-born trends shaping our current moment, such as the jockeying for access to Russia’s vast oil resources, the search for extreme substitutes for declining conventional oil, the rise of terrorism, and the changing nature of economic growth. We meet a long line of characters from John D. Rockefeller to Dick Cheney and Rex Tillerson, and hear lesser-known stories like how New York City taxes were once funneled directly to banks run by oil barons. We see how oil and power, once they became inextricably linked, drove actions of major figures like Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Hitler, Kissinger, and the Bushes. We also learn the fascinating backstory sparked by lesser-known but key personalities such as Calouste Gulbenkian, Abdullah al-Tariki, and Marion King Hubbert, the once-silenced oil industry expert who warned his colleagues that oil production was facing its peak. Oil, Power, and War is a story of the dreams and hubris that spawned an era of economic chaos, climate change, war, and terrorism—as well as an eloquent framing from which to consider our options as our primary source of power, in many ways irreplaceable, grows ever more constrained. Oil, Power, and War was originally published in France as Or Noir. It was translated from the original French by John F. Reynolds and published in collaboration with the Post Carbon Institute. PCI generously funded the translation and helped bring the entire project to fruition, including the foreword by Richard Heinberg and a technical review.