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

Chasing Fortune Book Review:

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:

The painfully honest and personal story of one of baseball’s most intriguing players. 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. Despite achieving the kind of fame and fortune that most people only dream about, Barry Zito was plagued by both internal forces and external circumstances that robbed him of any sense of peace—until he finally found a purpose worth living for. Barry explores the twists and turns of his own journey, including: his dad’s constant push and pursuit for excellence, which translated into a toxic father-son relationship, how achieving superstardom in the major leagues created crippling fear, the personal destruction brought on by fame and fortune, and the disastrous seasons with the San Francisco Giants, including being benched for the 2010 playoffs and World Series. Zito comes face-to-face with the destructiveness of his own ego—his need to be viewed as the best. He also comes face-to-face with God and with the truth that he was loved no matter what he achieved.

Songs from an Attic

Songs from an Attic
Author: John Ernest McCann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
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

Press Soldiers

Press Soldiers
Author: Thorsten J. Pattberg
Publsiher: LoD Press, New York
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2018-06-11
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Press Soldiers Book Review:

The book at hand is a provisional ‘work in progress’—commentaries and observations really—about a brutal phenomenon that is possibly among the last taboos to speak of in publishing: how a certain group of men and women of letters calling themselves ‘journalists’ serve not as bringers of news but as the foot soldiers in a Western war of subversion and regime change against China. Some of their militant tactics, their methodology, their unscrupulousness (shamelessness) shall be exemplified and immortalized in here.

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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The Girl at the Baggage Claim

The Girl at the Baggage Claim
Author: Gish Jen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 1101972068
ISBN 13: 9781101972069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl at the Baggage Claim Book Review:

Drawing on a trove of personal accounts and cutting-edge research, a “timely and extremely important” book (The Washington Post) from the acclaimed, award-winning author of Thank You, Mr. Nixon that shows how our worldviews are shaped—and what that might mean for the shared future of the United States and China. As East and West become more and more entwined, we also continue to baffle one another. What’s more important—self-sacrifice or self-definition? Do we ultimately answer to something larger than ourselves—a family, a religion, a troop? Or is our mantra “To thine own self be true”? Gish Jen shows how our worldviews are shaped by what cultural psychologists call "independent" and "interdependent" models of selfhood. Coloring what we perceive, remember, do, make, and tell, imbuing everything from our ideas about copying to our conceptions of human rights, these models help explain why the United States produced Apple while China created Alibaba—and what that might mean for our future. As engaging as it is fascinating, The Girl at the Baggage Claim is a book that profoundly transforms our understanding of ourselves and our time.

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.

Chasing the American Dream

Chasing the American Dream
Author: Mark Robert Rank PhD,Thomas A. Hirschl PhD,Kirk A. Foster PhD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 0199703302
ISBN 13: 9780199703302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the American Dream Book Review:

The United States has been epitomized as a land of opportunity, where hard work and skill can bring personal success and economic well-being. The American Dream has captured the imagination of people from all walks of life, and to many, it represents the heart and soul of the country. But there is another, darker side to the bargain that America strikes with its people -- it is the price we pay for our individual pursuit of the American Dream. That price can be found in the economic hardship present in the lives of millions of Americans. In Chasing the American Dream, leading social scientists Mark Robert Rank, Thomas A. Hirschl, and Kirk A. Foster provide a new and innovative look into a curious dynamic -- the tension between the promise of economic opportunities and rewards and the amount of turmoil that Americans encounter in their quest for those rewards. The authors explore questions such as: -What percentage of Americans achieve affluence, and how much income mobility do we actually have? -Are most Americans able to own a home, and at what age? -How is it that nearly 80 percent of us will experience significant economic insecurity at some point between ages 25 and 60? -How can access to the American Dream be increased? Combining personal interviews with dozens of Americans and a longitudinal study covering 40 years of income data, the authors tell the story of the American Dream and reveal a number of surprises. The risk of economic vulnerability has increased substantially over the past four decades, and the American Dream is becoming harder to reach and harder to keep. Yet for most Americans, the Dream lies not in wealth, but in economic security, pursuing one's passions, and looking toward the future. Chasing the American Dream provides us with a new understanding into the dynamics that shape our fortunes and a deeper insight into the importance of the American Dream for the future of the country.

Far More than We Think

Far More than We Think
Author: Michael Angelo Le Houx
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 363
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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In the Name of God and Country

In the Name of God and Country
Author: Michael Fellman
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300155018
ISBN 13: 9780300155013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Name of God and Country Book Review:

With insight and originality, Michael Fellman argues that terrorism, in various forms, has been a constant and driving force in American history. In part, this is due to the nature of American republicanism and Protestant Christianity, which he believes contain a core of moral absolutism and self-righteousness that perpetrators of terrorism use to justify their actions. Fellman also argues that there is an intrinsic relationship between terrorist acts by non-state groups and responses on the part of the state; unlike many observers, he believes that both the action and the reaction constitute terrorism.Fellman’s compelling narrative focuses on five key episodes: John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry; terrorism during the American Civil War, especially race warfare and guerrilla warfare; the organized “White Line” paramilitary destruction of Reconstruction in Mississippi; the Haymarket Affair and its aftermath; and the Philippine-American war of 1899–1902. In an epilogue, he applies this history to illuminate the Bush-Cheney administration’s use of terrorism in the so-called war on terror. In the Name of God and Country demonstrates the centrality of terrorism in shaping America even to this day.

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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Bibliotheca Indica

Bibliotheca Indica
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1912
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015035925737
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: MINN:31951D00723595U
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings

Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings
Author: John Denison Champlin,Charles Callahan Perkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1905
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014396025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000045233791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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