Age of Ambition

Age of Ambition
Author: Evan Osnos
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN 10: 9780099589976
ISBN 13: 0099589974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Ambition Book Review:

*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the 'Wastepaper Queen'. Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China's story - one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world's largest authoritarian regime. Together they describe the defining clash taking place today: between the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. Here is a China infused with a sense of boundless possibility and teeming romance. Yet it is also riven by contradictions. It is the world's largest buyer of Rolls Royces and Ferraris yet the word 'luxury' is banned from billboards. It has more Christians than members of the Communist Party. And why does a government that has lifted more people from poverty than any other so strictly restrain freedom of expression? Based on years of research, Age of Ambition is a stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.

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.

Chasing Fortune

Chasing Fortune
Author: Brittney Sahin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798688089134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Echo Team has a new addition—a K-9, and he’s in need of training . . . Eight-plus years as Echo Three and Chris Hunter is still as mission-focused as ever, continuing to fight for his country as part of a secretive team of operatives serving the President. When Chris decides to rescue a dog for the team, he soon discovers he and the guys are far from K-9 whisperers, and they need help. When Chris seeks a witty and beautiful woman he once met to train his Belgian Malinois, he winds up tripping all over himself to impress the dog handler as well. After a decade of thrill-seeking, Rory McAdams decides to move to New Orleans and put her adventurous life behind her, hoping to pursue her other passion working with dogs. She never anticipates a gorgeous Navy SEAL to knock on the door and hire her for her first job. Training Chris’s K-9 is one thing. Trying not to fall for the dog’s hilarious and handsome owner . . . quite another. But when a dangerous threat from Rory’s past comes back to haunt her, she’ll find herself turning to Chris for help to partake in one final mission—one meant to save her life. It’s an operation like no other, and Echo and Bravo Teams must do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means working with the enemy.

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.

Songs from an Attic

Songs from an Attic
Author: John Ernest McCann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1890
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HX53KD
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Chasing the Thrill

Chasing the Thrill
Author: Daniel Barbarisi
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0525656170
ISBN 13: 9780525656173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the Thrill Book Review:

"A full-throttle, first-person account of the treasure hunt set in motion by Forest Fenn--an eccentric art dealer and, some would say, robber baron--in 2010 that lasted a full decade and became the stuff of contemporary legend. When Forest Fenn was told he was going to die, he hid a chest full of jewels and gold in the wilderness and published a poem that contained a series of clues about the treasure's secret location. But he didn't die, and he wouldn't reveal the location. The wild hunt went on for another ten years. Daniel Barbarisi first learned of Fenn's hunt in 2017 when a friend began decoding the poem and convinced Barbarisi to catalogue his search. What began as a great story documenting the history of Fenn's treasure hunt--the rumors, characters, and pitfalls--quickly turned into a personal quest, as Barbarisi found himself on a sometimes reckless and possibly dead-end path, despite having a family at home. Over the course of the next three years, several searchers would die, endless controversies would erupt, and one anonymous unknown would find the ultimate prize. Rich with mystery, danger, and break-neck action, Barbarisi's account of the imagination and drive of desire, of obsession, and of a particularly unbridled adventure is pure gold on the page"--

China Cuckoo

China Cuckoo
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1742662013
ISBN 13: 9781742662015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Slaughterman s Daughter

The Slaughterman   s Daughter
Author: Yaniv Iczkovits
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1487006225
ISBN 13: 9781487006228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slaughterman s Daughter Book Review:

An epic historical adventure story set in a Jewish shtetl during the final years of the Russian Empire, The Slaughterman’s Daughter follows Fanny Keismann on her quest to avenge her sister’s honour. When Fanny Keismann turns ten, her father, Grodno’s ritual slaughterer, gives her a knife, and she soon develops a talent for her father’s trade. But in nineteenth-century Russia, ritual slaughter does not befit a wife and mother, so when it comes time to marry and raise a family, Fanny abandons her work and devotes herself to raising her five children. When Fanny’s older sister’s husband disappears, Fanny leaves her own family and sets out for the great city of Minsk in search of her wayward brother-in-law, armed with her old knife and accompanied by Zizek Bershov, who is either a sly rogue or an idiot. Fanny’s mission to help her sister turns into a misadventure that threatens the foundations of the Russian Empire. What began as a family matter in Motol, a peripheral Jewish settlement, breaks the bounds of the shtetl, pits the police against the Czar’s army, and upsets the political and social order they all live in.

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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Mapping ASEAN

Mapping ASEAN
Author: David L. Carden
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0253045754
ISBN 13: 9780253045751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping ASEAN Book Review:

For half a century, ten dynamic nations in Southeast Asia have been implementing a shared vision of economic growth, sustainable development, and cultural progress. Today, the economies of those nations are linked inextricably with the future of greater Asia as well as with the United States and the other Western countries. With authoritarianism and protectionism on the rise around the world and the catastrophic effects of global warming making action urgent, the nations that form the Association of Southeast Asia Nations are more relevant and under greater political and social stress than ever. In these illuminating pages, David Carden, the first American resident ambassador to ASEAN, paints a vivid portrait of the regional and global cooperation required to meet today, and interconnected future. Carden takes us behind the scenes as the leaders of these ten nations work to prepare their countries and their region for the 21st century. Carden persuasively argues that the unfolding story of the ASEAN nations is a story for the entire worldthat we are all increasingly interdependent and confronted with the existential need to solve the same set of challenges.

Wildland

Wildland
Author: Evan Osnos
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 0374720738
ISBN 13: 9780374720735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildland Book Review:

After a decade abroad, the National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States—Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury. Evan Osnos moved to Washington, D.C., in 2013 after a decade away from the United States, first reporting from the Middle East before becoming the Beijing bureau chief at the Chicago Tribune and then the China correspondent for The New Yorker. While abroad, he often found himself making a case for America, urging the citizens of Egypt, Iraq, or China to trust that even though America had made grave mistakes throughout its history, it aspired to some foundational moral commitments: the rule of law, the power of truth, the right of equal opportunity for all. But when he returned to the United States, he found each of these principles under assault. In search of an explanation for the crisis that reached an unsettling crescendo in 2020—a year of pandemic, civil unrest, and political turmoil—he focused on three places he knew firsthand: Greenwich, Connecticut; Clarksburg, West Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois. Reported over the course of six years, Wildland follows ordinary individuals as they navigate the varied landscapes of twenty-first-century America. Through their powerful, often poignant stories, Osnos traces the sources of America’s political dissolution. He finds answers in the rightward shift of the financial elite in Greenwich, in the collapse of social infrastructure and possibility in Clarksburg, and in the compounded effects of segregation and violence in Chicago. The truth about the state of the nation may be found not in the slogans of political leaders but in the intricate details of individual lives, and in the hidden connections between them. As Wildland weaves in and out of these personal stories, events in Washington occasionally intrude, like flames licking up on the horizon. A dramatic, prescient examination of seismic changes in American politics and culture, Wildland is the story of a crucible, a period bounded by two shocks to America’s psyche, two assaults on the country’s sense of itself: the attacks of September 11 in 2001 and the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Following the lives of everyday Americans in three cities and across two decades, Osnos illuminates the country in a startling light, revealing how we lost the moral confidence to see ourselves as larger than the sum of our parts.

The Girl at the Baggage Claim

The Girl at the Baggage Claim
Author: Gish Jen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1101972068
ISBN 13: 9781101972069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl at the Baggage Claim Book Review:

A personal, provocative, informative, and entertaining study of the different idea Asians and Westerners have of the self and how this plays out in our differing approaches to art, learning, politics, business, and almost everything else.

Doctor Who Fear of the Dark

Doctor Who  Fear of the Dark
Author: Trevor Baxendale
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 1448140285
ISBN 13: 9781448140282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doctor Who Fear of the Dark Book Review:

On a moon of the ruined planet Akoshemon, an age-old terror is about to be reborn. Something that remembers the spiral of war, pestilence and deprivation – and rejoices in it. The Fifth Doctor joins a team of archaeologists searching for evidence of the planet’s infamous past, and uncovers more than just ancient history. Forced to confront his own worst fears, even the Doctor will be pushed to breaking point – and beyond. An adventure featuring the Fifth Doctor as played by Peter Davison and his companions Tegan and Nyssa

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.

The Stevenson Birthday Book

The Stevenson Birthday Book
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1897
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N11411095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report to Congress of the U S China Economic and Security Review Commission

Report to Congress of the U S  China Economic and Security Review Commission
Author: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU23181486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Silverado Squatters

The Silverado Squatters
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 22
Release: 1884
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590943544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: SRLF:AX0001111947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Akbarn ma of Abu l Fa l

The Akbarn  ma of Abu l Fa   l
Author: Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1912
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CHI:13182951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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