Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Author: Evan Osnos
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 0374712042
ISBN 13: 9780374712044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China Book Review:

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. An Economist Best Book of 2014. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals-fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture-consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail.

Curveball

Curveball
Author: Barry Zito
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0785227881
ISBN 13: 9780785227885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curveball Book Review:

In 2007, pitcher Barry Zito signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. At that time, it was the largest contract ever given to a pitcher. He was at the top of his game, in peak physical condition, and had the kind of financial security most people can only dream of. He was also miserable. And it began to show. Zito’s career declined over the next few years until he hit rock bottom—watching from the bench as his team won the World Series in 2010. In the months that followed, Zito came face-to-face with the destructiveness of his own ego—his need to be viewed as the best. He also came face-to-face with God and with the truth that he was loved no matter what he achieved. In Curveball, Zito shares his story with honesty and transparency. The ups and the downs. The wins and losses. By sharing his experiences as a man who had everything except happiness, Zito offers readers a path through adversity and toward a life defined by true success.

Chasing a Fortune

Chasing a Fortune
Author: Phil Robinson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1884
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044088736897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Songs from an Attic

Songs from an Attic
Author: John Ernest McCann
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1890
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HX53KD
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chasing the Dream

Chasing the Dream
Author: Harry Hurt
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000031199094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the Dream Book Review:

The successful author and journalist describes how, at the age of forty-three, a mid-life crisis sent him on a quest to rediscover a dream that he had given up more than twenty years earlier, to reenter the world of competitive golf and make the PGA tour. 40,000 first printing.

Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England

Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England
Author: Gabriel A. Rieger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351900943
ISBN 13: 9781351900942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England Book Review:

Drawing upon recent scholarship in Renaissance studies regarding notions of the body, political, physical and social, this study examines how the satiric tragedians of the English Renaissance employ the languages of sex - including sexual slander, titillation, insinuation and obscenity - in the service of satiric aggression. There is a close association between the genre of satire and sexually descriptive language in the period, author Gabriel Rieger argues, particularly in the ways in which both the genre and the languages embody systems of oppositions. In exploring the various purposes which sexually descriptive language serves for the satiric tragedian, Rieger reviews a broad range of texts, ancient, Renaissance, and contemporary, by satiric tragedians, moralists, medical writers and critics, paying particular attention to the works of William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton and John Webster

Empires, Nations, and Families

Empires, Nations, and Families
Author: Anne F. Hyde
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 0803245831
ISBN 13: 9780803245839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chasing China

Chasing China
Author: Mark Kitto
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-04-22
ISBN 10: 1510720146
ISBN 13: 9781510720145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing China Book Review:

An astonishing, cautionary tale of how Westerner Mark Kitto built a successful media empire in China, creating and running 3 magazines, only to have the state take his business, and his livelihood, away. “I had fought off attacks from jealous rivals and been investigated by every bureau with the slightest connection to publishing, and by many who did not: nine in total. I had paid over 1 million Yuan in fines, and who knows how much more in administration fees to government 'agencies.' I had been accused of being a pimp, a China 'splittist,' a Falun Gong supporter, a pornographer and a spy. My staff had been extradited, my office computers confiscated, and my magazines impounded at the printers. I had got them all back. I had been through eight government publishing partners before China Intercontinental Press, and half a dozen advertising agencies.” —Mark Kitto on his experience as a business owner in China

Far More than We Think

Far More than We Think
Author: Michael Angelo Le Houx
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-11
ISBN 10: 1452584885
ISBN 13: 9781452584881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far More than We Think Book Review:

Far More than We Think is an exploration of how spirituality, in its broadest sense, can be the logical solution to the many challenges of everyday modern living. These are wise words, spoken with humility, and the conclusions are surprisingly simple yet deeply profound. This debut work is a fusion of contemporary and ancient wisdom, scientific fact, and personal experience. The author builds a logical case for spirituality that leads to a conclusion that we really are far more than we think. If you have ever thought that there must be more to life than your current experience so far, then this book could mark an important turning point. If it does so for you, even to a small extent, then the purpose in sharing these thoughts will have been fulfilled.

Nixon's Promise

Nixon's Promise
Author: Riley Edwards
Publsiher: Rebels Romance
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1733966765
ISBN 13: 9781733966764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nixon's Promise Book Review:

Former Navy SEAL Nixon Swagger was home. After twelve years of service and twice as many deployments, all Nix wanted was quiet. He'd sought the solace of the land he'd grown up on and found the peace he needed to silence the noise and figure out his next move. Nixon's stay was supposed to be temporary. He wasn't supposed to meet a feisty, head-strong woman who made his pulse race and set his body on fire. Falling in love hadn't been part of his plan. Taking a government contract to stop a homegrown terrorist group hadn't been either, but when the organization threatens to attack Philadelphia, he had no choice but to accept. McKenna Wilson was living. Every day was the same. Raising her two teenage siblings didn't leave time for much else. Most days, she was okay with that. Then she bumped into the sexy war hero and, in an instant, her world changed. She had no idea falling for Nixon would be so dangerous. Now she was going head-to-head with the small-town's dirty sheriff who was hell-bent on ruining Nixon and avenging a fifteen-year-old grudge. She'd lost her heart, but losing her life wasn't part of the plan. Nixon Swagger had learned a few things as a Navy SEAL—adapt, improvise, and overcome were among the many. In the middle of an inferno, so ominous even Dante wouldn't buy a ticket, Nixon must adapt to his new surroundings and overcome multiple threats before he loses the woman he loves. ---- What readers are saying: "Oh my gosh did I ever love this book, and to think it’s the first in a series, so there is more to come. Nixon’s Promise is extremely well written with characters that touch the heart. What a remarkable storyline that will make you laugh, smile, hold you in it’s suspenseful grip and leave you hot and bothered all at the same time." "If I could give 100 Stars, I would. I know that I sound like a broken record but Riley Edwards did it .... again and I'm confident to say that Ms Edwards will continue to awe me with her awesomeness." "This original new series from Riley Edwards shows great promise. Nixon Swagger has returned to his Maryland hometown to regroup and plan his next move after 12 years in the Navy. Meeting McKenna and falling for her wasn't part of his plan, but sometimes plans need to change. This is my favorite line from the book, "Sometimes you need sacrifice what you want to do so you can do what you need to do for those you love." The characters are well developed and the story is compelling. As with any new series, I had to be patient at the beginning as series developing. Nixon's POV is written in third person and McKenna's POV is in first person. It took me until chapter 3 to really get in the groove of the changing POV, but it works well." ---- Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, funny romance, modern romance, small town romance, wealthy, Navy SEAL romance, smart romance, suspense romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, riley edwards, riley edwards romance, rebels romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, Navy, navy series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, kidnap, justice, Mercenary romance, enlisted, daughter, shelter, claiming, defending, protect, damsel in distress, hospital, doctor, drama, action and adventure, action romance, veteran, former soldier, soldier, romantic, Navy SEAL, California, San Diego, sailor, military romance, Emotional, HEA, happily ever after romance

Catch a Wave

Catch a Wave
Author: Peter Ames Carlin
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-06-26
ISBN 10: 1594868999
ISBN 13: 9781594868993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch a Wave Book Review:

Now the subject of the movie Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack! Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine--better known as the Beach Boys--rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in the early sixties, and their sun-and-surf sound captured the imagination of kids across the world. In a few short years, they rode the wave all the way to the top, standing with the Beatles as one of the world's biggest bands. Despite their utopian visions, infectious hooks, and stunning harmonies, the Beach Boys were beset by drug abuse, jealousy, and terrifying mental illness. In Catch a Wave, Peter Ames Carlin pulls back the curtain on Brian Wilson, one of popular music's most revered luminaries, as well as its biggest mystery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the Beach Boys from their earliest days through Brian's deepening emotional problems to his triumphant re-emergence with the release of Smile, the legendarily unreleased album he had originally shelved.

Action!

Action!
Author: Marshall Julius
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780253210913
ISBN 13: 0253210917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Action! Book Review:

The A-Z includes: 250 key action movies rated and reviewed with detailed credit lists and behind-the-scenes information; a no-holds-barred guide to the greatest one-liners, comebacks and monologues in action movie history; top tens, a tough-as-nails trivia quiz and more.

Taylor Swift - Red

Taylor Swift - Red
Author: N.A
Publsiher: zero
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taylor Swift - Red Book Review:

Red - New Album from Taylor Swift. Lyric List : State Of Grace Red Treacherous I Knew You Were Trouble All Too Well 22 I Almost Do We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Stay Stay Stay The Last Time (Feat. Gary Lightbody) Holy Ground Sad Beautiful Tragic The Lucky One Everything Has Changed (Feat. Ed Sheeran) Starlight Begin Again

Sunflowers

Sunflowers
Author: Douglas Rue
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-03-19
ISBN 10: 1469156504
ISBN 13: 9781469156507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunflowers Book Review:

Sunflowers: A Collection of Poems is a tapestry of actual daily journal entries masked in metaphors and poetry as Douglas finds his own way to get over the hurt of a lost love. To a greater sense, it serves as his personal forum, his therapy, as he reopens old wounds and takes a second look at a past love affair only to discover post mortem what love really means to him. This book is filled with his inner most intimacy, his cryptic pain and his desperate need to hold on to what he earned and lost some time ago. Somewhere along the way, he discovered how to unlock those neatly and hidden away passing thoughts and transform them into something tangible so when he takes a second look at his transcripts, he finds a person almost opposite to what he hopes to reflect in the mirror in front of him. Soon he begins to place a more granular look to the person in the mirror, realizing that love is less about fleeting passion and more about growing and evolving plural than singular. There are also subtle poems to how he finds himself in nature and where he fits into the grand scheme of things. Whether it’s a simple walk on a beach or fields of meadows he seems to carry his thoughts of love with him like lint to a pocket.

Peregrine Harker & the Black Death

Peregrine Harker & the Black Death
Author: Luke Hollands
Publsiher: Sparkling Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-05-03
ISBN 10: 1907230491
ISBN 13: 9781907230493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peregrine Harker & the Black Death Book Review:

MURDER. SPIES. EXPLOSIONS. REVENGE. THIS BOOK FOR TEENS HAS IT ALL Peregrine Harker is about to learn you’re never too young to die. London 1908: A secret society stalks the murky streets, a deadly assassin lurks in the shadows and a series of unexplained deaths are linked by a mystery symbol... When boy-detective Peregrine Harker stumbles across a gruesome murder he sparks a chain of events that drag him on a rip-roaring journey through a world of spluttering gas lamps, thick fog, deadly secrets and dastardly villains. Every step of Peregrine’s white-knuckle adventure brings him closer to the vile heart of a terrifying mystery – the true story behind the Brotherhood of the Black Death. Reviews: Reviews “Such a great fast paced book... FUN FUN read!!!” ‒ Michelle Parsons, Librarian, USA "One hell of a lot of fun! Readers of all ages will gobble up this non-stop rip roaring adventure – don’t miss this one!" – Bill Baker, Educator, USA "I completely enjoyed Peregrine Harker. This novel is a welcome addition to current offerings in children's literature, particularly those aimed at boys." – Drennan Spitzer, Educator, USA “I am so excited to discover an adventure book with a boy for the protagonist/narrator. Peregrine is such a great character and one I think middle grade students (especially boys) will fall in love with. The story is highly imaginative and original, and I love how the plot was fast paced.” ‒ The Hopeful Heroine Blog “Thank you Luke Hollands for a great book. The pace of this book was quick and for mystery lovers, fairly easy to see who was behind all that happened to Peregrine. Luke threw in two great twists in the end that were great. I believe for my young boys who are reluctant readers, they will enjoy the story and pace of it. I will be purchasing this for my middle school library” – Jennifer Cubbage, Educator, USA

Chasing Ideas

Chasing Ideas
Author: Christine Durham
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781843104605
ISBN 13: 1843104601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Ideas Book Review:

Shows how to encourage awareness and curiosity in children, and presents ways to improve their skills in concentration, listening, problem solving, and decision making.

Chasing Dichos through Chimayó

Chasing Dichos through Chimayó
Author: Don J. Usner
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-11-15
ISBN 10: 0826355242
ISBN 13: 9780826355249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Dichos through Chimayó Book Review:

The poetic proverbs known to nuevomexicanos as dichos are particular to their places of origin. In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs that Usner, who is also known for his photographic work, took of the people and places that he writes about, this book is a one-of-a-kind introduction to the real New Mexico. Usner has known Chimayó since he was a boy visiting his grandmother and the other village elders, who taught him genealogies going back to family origins in Spain. The Spanish he learned there was embedded in dichos and cuentos. This book is the result of Usner’s research into these memorable sayings, and it preserves a language and a culture on the verge on dissolution. It is a gateway into a uniquely New Mexican way of life.

China Cuckoo

China Cuckoo
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1742662013
ISBN 13: 9781742662015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rhythm of the Road

Rhythm of the Road
Author: Autumn Jones Lake
Publsiher: Ahead of the Pack, LLC
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1943950474
ISBN 13: 9781943950478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhythm of the Road Book Review:

The open road has owned my heart for as long as I can remember. Until I sassy little singer stole it. Hookups don't lead to happily ever afters. A couple nights together. Nothing more. We made no promises. Our worlds couldn't be more opposite. She's all sunshine and sweet lyrics. I'm danger and destruction. She's miles away and but all I see when I close my eyes. The rhythm of the road is what I need to settle my mind. Problem is, it's taking me straight to her.

Fortune's Wing

Fortune's Wing
Author: Nicole E. Woolaston
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN 10: 1469107805
ISBN 13: 9781469107806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune's Wing Book Review:

Fortune Oyama is just a normal teenager. He goes to school, makes good grades, and spends time with his family and friends. Everything changes on the day of his eighteenth birthday, when a single Left Wing miraculously sprouts out of his back. Fortune learns he is part of a prophecy to either save or destroy the world. Fortunes Wing takes him and his friends on a journey to a mysterious island, where he must find the Right Wing and complete the set. However, there are other people who want the wings for themselves, and theyre willing to do anything to get them. Fortune must battle monsters and powerful sorcerers in order to fulfill his destiny. He who possesses the wings, shall control the fate of the world.