Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Kaleb Dahlgren
Publsiher: Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN 10: 9781443462884
ISBN 13: 1443462888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossroads Book Review:

The Instant #1 National Bestseller--Now in Paperback On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured when a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. The tragedy moved millions of people to leave hockey sticks by their front doors to show sympathy and support for the Broncos. And people from more than eighty countries pledged millions of dollars to families that had been directly affected by the accident. Crossroads is the story of Kaleb Dahlgren, a young man who survived the bus crash and faced life after the accident with positivity and grit. In this chronicle of his time with the Broncos and in the loving community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Dahlgren takes a hard look at his experience of unprecedented loss yet also revels in the overwhelming response and outpouring of love from across Canada and around the world. But this book also goes much deeper, revealing the adversity Dahlgren faced long before his time in Humboldt and his inspiring journey since the accident. From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes, to a remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma that astounded medical professionals, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 0008308918
ISBN 13: 9780008308919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossroads Book Review:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN BEST FICTION BOOK OF 2021 AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR A WHITE REVIEW BOOK OF THE YEAR A LIT HUB BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Print Culture at the Crossroads

Print Culture at the Crossroads
Author: Elizabeth Dillenburg,Howard Paul Louthan,Drew B. Thomas
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN 10: 9004462341
ISBN 13: 9789004462342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Print Culture at the Crossroads Book Review:

This book investigates the importance of printing in early-modern Central Europe, revealing a complicated web of connections linking printers and scholars, Jews and Christians, from the Baltic to the Adriatic.

The Crossroads

The Crossroads
Author: Alexandra Diaz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1534414576
ISBN 13: 9781534414570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crossroads Book Review:

Winner of the International Latino Book Award “An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” —Kirkus Reviews “Insightful, realistic picture...especially important reading for today’s children.” —Booklist “Fans of The Only Road will appreciate...while teachers and librarians may find the text useful to counter unsubstantiated myths about Central Americans fleeing to the US.” —School Library Journal Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road. After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can’t be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Ángela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place “home.” His real home is with his parents, abuela, and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself—a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can’t return home, but he’s not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you’re sin papeles—undocumented—like Jaime. When things look bleak, hope arrives from unexpected places: a quiet boy on the bus, a music teacher, an old ranch hand. With his sketchbook always close by, Jaime uses his drawings to show what it means to be a true citizen. Powerful and moving, this touching sequel to The Only Road explores overcoming homesickness, finding ways to connect despite a language barrier, and discovering what it means to start over in a new place that alternates between being wonderful and completely unwelcoming.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Tal Ronnen,Scot Jones,Serafina Magnussen
Publsiher: Artisan Books
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 1579656781
ISBN 13: 9781579656782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossroads Book Review:

More than 100 elegant, plant-based recipes from the acclaimed chef who’s trailblazing “a new kind of flavor-first vegan cooking . . . Stunning” (Food & Wine). At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, Tal Ronnen is reinventing plant-based eating. The menu may be vegan, but there are no soybeans or bland seitan to be found. Ronnen and his executive chef, Scot Jones, turn seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare—think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables. In Crossroads, an IACP Cookbook Award finalist, Ronnen shares more than 100 accessible, unfussy recipes, all photographed in sumptuous detail. Here you will find vegan cuisine for the modern palate, with everything from weeknight dinners to snacks and appetizers, special occasion meals, desserts, and more. “Best Food Books of 2015” —USA Today

Pakistan at the Crossroads

Pakistan at the Crossroads
Author: Christophe Jaffrelot
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0231540256
ISBN 13: 9780231540254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pakistan at the Crossroads Book Review:

In Pakistan at the Crossroads, top international scholars assess Pakistan's politics and economics and the challenges faced by its civil and military leaders domestically and diplomatically. Contributors examine the state's handling of internal threats, tensions between civilians and the military, strategies of political parties, police and law enforcement reform, trends in judicial activism, the rise of border conflicts, economic challenges, financial entanglements with foreign powers, and diplomatic relations with India, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and the United States. In addition to ethnic strife in Baluchistan and Karachi, terrorist violence in Pakistan in response to the American-led military intervention in Afghanistan and in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas by means of drones, as well as to Pakistani army operations in the Pashtun area, has reached an unprecedented level. There is a growing consensus among state leaders that the nation's main security threats may come not from India but from its spiraling internal conflicts, though this realization may not sufficiently dissuade the Pakistani army from targeting the country's largest neighbor. This volume is therefore critical to grasping the sophisticated interplay of internal and external forces complicating the country's recent trajectory.

Crossroads of Bones

Crossroads of Bones
Author: Luanne Bennett
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN 10: 9781548279516
ISBN 13: 154827951X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossroads of Bones Book Review:

Meet Katie Bishop, tattoo artist and proprietor of MagicInk. She's also half dragon.Savannah, Georgia is a city steeped in history and the supernatural. It's also a crossroads-a place where the worlds meet. Unpleasant things routinely try to cross that line into the mundane world, so someone has to keep order in a town already brimming with the strange and unusual. Enter the Crossroads Society-a group of witches and society fat cats tasked with keeping the uninvited out! Katie doesn't know it yet, but she's about to become their newest member, their secret weapon. With the help of her best friend and queen extraordinaire, Lady Sugar-whose mama happens to be the baddest conjure woman in town-the Society will commission her to track down a rogue god who managed to escape his grimoire prison. Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson in a Sookie Stackhouse world. If you like your heroines clever with a sense of humor, you'll LOVE Katie Bishop. Crossroads of Bones is the first book in the new contemporary fantasy Katie Bishop series.

Ten Thousand Crossroads

Ten Thousand Crossroads
Author: Balfour Mount
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 0228004918
ISBN 13: 9780228004912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Thousand Crossroads Book Review:

Recognized as the father of palliative care in North America, Balfour Mount facilitated a sea change in medical practice by foregrounding concern for the whole person facing incurable illness. In this intimate and far-reaching memoir, Mount leads the reader through the formative moments and milestones of his personal and professional life as they intersected with the history of medical treatment over the last fifty years. Mount's lifelong pursuit of understanding the needs of dying patients began during his training as a surgical oncologist at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital in the 1960s. He established the first comprehensive clinical program for end-of-life care in a teaching hospital in 1975 at McGill University's Royal Victoria Hospital, thus leading the charge for palliative medicine as a new specialty. His journey included collaboration with two storied healthcare innovators, British hospice pioneer Dame Cicely Saunders and American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, leading to a more fulsome understanding of the physical, psychosocial, and existential or spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their caregivers in the health care setting. This compelling narrative documents how the 'Royal Vic' team became internationally recognized as effective advocates of quality of life at the crossroad between life and death. From meetings with Viktor Frankl, the Dalai Lama and other teachers, to a memorable telephone chat with Mother Teresa, Mount recalls with appreciation, humour and humility, the places and people that helped to shed light on this universal human experience.

Genetic Crossroads

Genetic Crossroads
Author: Elise K. Burton
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 1503614573
ISBN 13: 9781503614574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Crossroads Book Review:

The Middle East plays a major role in the history of genetic science. Early in the twentieth century, technological breakthroughs in human genetics coincided with the birth of modern Middle Eastern nation-states, who proclaimed that the region's ancient history—as a cradle of civilizations and crossroads of humankind—was preserved in the bones and blood of their citizens. Using letters and publications from the 1920s to the present, Elise K. Burton follows the field expeditions and hospital surveys that scrutinized the bodies of tribal nomads and religious minorities. These studies, geneticists claim, not only detect the living descendants of biblical civilizations but also reveal the deeper past of human evolution. Genetic Crossroads is an unprecedented history of human genetics in the Middle East, from its roots in colonial anthropology and medicine to recent genome sequencing projects. It illuminates how scientists from Turkey to Yemen, Egypt to Iran, transformed genetic data into territorial claims and national origin myths. Burton shows why such nationalist appropriations of genetics are not local or temporary aberrations, but rather the enduring foundations of international scientific interest in Middle Eastern populations to this day.

Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads
Author: Aili Aarelaid-Tart,Li Bennich-Björkman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 1136646663
ISBN 13: 9781136646669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads Book Review:

This book brings together life stories from five generations of Balts, living through the diverse and recurring transformations of the twentieth century: occupations, war, independence, totalitarianism, and democratic rule and market economy. The twentieth century history of the Baltic countries has often been deeply tragic. Lying on the coastline of the Baltic Sea, these rather small but strategically well located territories have historically found themselves in the middle of many power struggles between larger states, empires and other power-holders: the Teutonic Knights, Swedish kings, Tsarist Russia, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union. Today, they are once again forced to stand up to the Russian Federation. Biographical interviewing is a field focused on individuals, and on how those individuals choose to re-create and present their lived lives, make meaning of it through the narratives they tell. To interpret the biographical narrations of Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians, shaped by complex and controversial historical background, the authors use Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of social and cultural capitals, the principles of Erving Goffman’s framing analysis and Alessandro Portelli’s distinction of private and public spheres, Anton Steen’s investigations of post-Socialist elites and Piotr Sztompka’s theory of cultural trauma, etc. Given analyses of particular biographical narrations are supplemented by brief historical and sociological overviews, which allow the reader to better understand the contexts of lived lives, and the mental atmosphere in which the interviews were conducted.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: John Milward
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1555538231
ISBN 13: 9781555538231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossroads Book Review:

The blues revival of the early 1960s brought new life to a seminal genre of American music and inspired a vast new world of singers, songwriters, and rock bands. The Rolling Stones took their name from a Muddy Waters song; Led Zeppelin forged bluesy riffs into hard rock and heavy metal; and ZZ Top did superstar business with boogie rhythms copped from John Lee Hooker. Crossroads tells the myriad stories of the impact and enduring influence of the early-'60s blues revival: stories of the record collectors, folkies, beatniks, and pop culture academics; and of the lucky musicians who learned life-changing lessons from the rediscovered Depression-era bluesmen that found hipster renown by playing at coffeehouses, on college campuses, and at the Newport Folk Festival. The blues revival brought notice to these forgotten musicians, and none more so than Robert Johnson, who had his songs covered by Cream and the Rolling Stones, and who sold a million CDs sixty years after dying outside a Mississippi Delta roadhouse. Crossroads is the intersection of blues and rock 'n' roll, a vivid portrait of the fluidity of American folk culture that captures the voices of musicians, promoters, fans, and critics to tell this very American story of how the blues came to rest at the heart of popular music.

The Battle of Brice s Crossroads

The Battle of Brice s Crossroads
Author: Stewart L Bennett
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN 10: 1614235457
ISBN 13: 9781614235453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle of Brice s Crossroads Book Review:

The history of this unexpected Confederate victory in Civil War Mississippi, told through a collection of first-person soldier accounts. An insignificant crossroads in northeast Mississippi was an unlikely battleground for one of the most spectacular Confederate victories in the western theater of the Civil War. But that is where two generals determined destiny for their men. Union general Samuel D. Sturgis looked to redeem his past military record, while hard-fighting Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest aimed to drive the Union army out of Mississippi or die trying. In the hot June sun, their armies collided for control of north Mississippi in a story of courage, overwhelming odds, and American spirit. In this book, Stewart Bennett retells the day’s saga through a wealth of first-person soldier accounts. Includes photos

Out of the Sun

Out of the Sun
Author: Esi Edugyan
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 1487009887
ISBN 13: 9781487009885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Sun Book Review:

An insightful exploration and moving meditation on identity, art, and belonging from one of the most celebrated writers of the last decade. What happens when we begin to consider stories at the margins, when we grant them centrality? How does that complicate our certainties about who we are, as individuals, as nations, as human beings? Through the lens of visual art, literature, film, and the author’s lived experience, Out of the Sun examines Black histories in art, offering new perspectives to challenge us. In this groundbreaking, reflective, and erudite book, two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner and internationally bestselling author Esi Edugyan illuminates myriad varieties of Black experience in global culture and history. Edugyan combines storytelling with analyses of contemporary events and her own personal story in this dazzling first major work of non-fiction.

The Crossroads

The Crossroads
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0375846972
ISBN 13: 9780375846977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crossroads Book Review:

When eleven-year-old Zack Jennings moves to Connecticut with his father and new stepmother, they must deal with the ghosts left behind by a terrible accident, as well as another kind of ghost from Zack's past.

Financial Systems at the Crossroads

Financial Systems at the Crossroads
Author: Wing Thye Woo,Yingli Pan,Jeffrey D Sachs,Junhui Qian
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2014-04-16
ISBN 10: 981456690X
ISBN 13: 9789814566902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Systems at the Crossroads Book Review:

Financial Systems at the Crossroads: Lessons for China is written by leading financial experts to study the causes of financial disasters internationally. The research team is drawn from the global research networks of three leading universities: the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the School of Economics at Fudan University, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. This review volume identifies the regulatory framework to guide the emergence of efficient financial institutions that are prudent; and to specify the required institutional mechanisms to prevent and resolve systemic collapse. It examines the specific circumstances of China to come up with a comprehensive agenda to reform China's financial sector. It provides in-depth analysis of China's financial industry to show its future evolution and offers lessons for developing a financial system that is efficient, innovative and resilient. Contents:Analytical Overview:Mobilizing China's Financial Sector Efficiently and Safely for Sustaining Economic Transformation and Strengthening Global Financial Stability (Yingli Pan, Jeffrey D Sachs, Wing Thye Woo and John Qi Zhu)Understanding the Important Lessons from the International Experience:Wall Street Lawlessness (Jeffrey D Sachs)Systemic Lack of Prudence in Wealthy Nations: Avoiding the Dark Side of Financial Development (Peter Boone and Simon Johnson)Lessons from the Financial Liberalization in the Nordic Countries in the 1980s (Seppo Honkapohja)Asian Financial Markets and Financial Internationalization in China (Kiyohiko G Nishimura)Tokyo's Ultimately Failed Bid for First Tier International Financial Centre Status: Why Did It Fall Short and What are the Lessons for Shanghai? (Huw McKay)Designing the Right Financial System for China:The Great Accommodation: Chinese Central Banking in the New Millennium (Junhui Qian and Wing Thye Woo)The Structural Friction in China's Banking System: Causes, Measurement and Solutions (Hongzhong Liu and Tai Qin)Credit Rationing, Bank Bailouts, and the Deleterious Impact of Credit: Evidence from China (Jean Louis Arcand)The Options for Reforming the Renminbi Exchange Rate Regime (Xinru Wu, Yingli Pan, Zhichao Zhang, Jing Nie and Si Zhou)The Internationalization of the Renminbi is in Accordance with China's National Interests and Global Responsibilities (Yingli Pan, Yingfeng Xu and Jun Wu)Reforming China's Rural Financial Market (Xi Zhu) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in financial industry, financial analysts and China-watchers. Keywords:Financial Systems;Chinese Economy;US Economy;Financial Development;Nordic Countries;China Central Banking;Renminbi Exchange RateKey Features:Written by leading financial experts from the global research networks of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University and Columbia UniversityStudies the causes of financial disasters internationallyExamines the specific circumstances of China to come up with a comprehensive agenda to reform China's financial sectorProvides in-depth analysis of China's financial industry to show its future evolutionOffers lessons for developing a financial system that is efficient, innovative and resilient

Protestant Theology at the Crossroads

Protestant Theology at the Crossroads
Author: Gerhard Sauter
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2007-04-26
ISBN 10: 0802840345
ISBN 13: 9780802840349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protestant Theology at the Crossroads Book Review:

In an atmosphere of growing skepticism and discouragement, what hope has theology for the future, and what sources might deliver that hope? In this astute analysis of Protestant theology today, Gerhard Sauter sets himself to help theology answer critical questions and accomplish crucial tasks in order to move forward with hope. Protestant Theology at the Crossroads examines contextual theology, in which particular cultural heritages, race and gender, economic conditions, and the structure of social life inform the teachings of the faith rather than vice versa. How, for example, do we approach the crisis in American self-understanding caused by terrorism? Do changes in European politics alter our theological perceptions? Sauter argues that dogmatics -- properly understood as the process of theological reasoning that supports the life of the church -- can and should be used as the tool to save theology. Dogmatics, he says, can break through pious isolationism and converge with genuine public theology, leading to the church's understanding of its own essence.

Crossroads Book Three of the Shepherd Chronicles

Crossroads  Book Three of the Shepherd Chronicles
Author: Gary Friedman
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-29
ISBN 10: 1483482308
ISBN 13: 9781483482309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossroads Book Three of the Shepherd Chronicles Book Review:

David Hynes is torn between continuing on the path created for him by a mysterious messenger or supporting a grieving family and starting a life with his beloved, Peggy. After deciding to move forward on his journey, David strikes out once again to bring his message to those that have lost their way. With his flock growing, David finds his way from national politics and battles with terrorists to rescuing an elderly man from a fate that does not belong to him. Along his path, he discovers the greater depth of his mission and a new mentor to guide his way. His mysterious messenger takes on a new form as David begins to define his future. Through it all, David proves that one man can make a difference not just for himself, but for every life he touches, while encouraging all of us to do the same. In the conclusion to the Shepherd Chronicles trilogy, one man continues an inspirational quest to take the focus off himself and make a difference. Please visit the author’s web site

Thomas at the Crossroads

Thomas at the Crossroads
Author: Risto Uro
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1998-10-01
ISBN 10: 056761865X
ISBN 13: 9780567618658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas at the Crossroads Book Review:

The Gospel of Thomas is one of the most debated early Christian writings. Discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, its date, message and relation to the canonical gospels have been the subject of much divisive argument. This book offers new perspectives on the gospel and demonstrates the various ways in which it sheds light on the ideological and social history of early Christianity.Expert scholars go to the heart of current issues in Thomasine studies, such as the role of oral and written traditions in the composition of the gospel, Thomas' relationship with the Gospel of John and with Gnostic and ascetic tendencies in early Christianity, the gospel's attitude to women followers of Jesus and to Jewish ritual practices.

Mortality of Veteran Participants in the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test

Mortality of Veteran Participants in the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1996-11-11
ISBN 10: 9780309175173
ISBN 13: 0309175178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mortality of Veteran Participants in the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test Book Review:

In 1946, approximately 40,000 U.S. military personnel participated in Operation CROSSROADS, an atmospheric nuclear test that took place at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Congress passed a law directing the Veterans Administration to determine whether there were any long-term adverse health effects associated with exposure to ionizing radiation from the detonation of nuclear devices. This book contains the results of an extensive epidemiological study of the mortality of participants compared with a similar group of nonparticipants. Topics of discussion include a breakdown of the study rationale; an overview of other studies of veteran participants in nuclear tests; and descriptions of Operation CROSSROADS, data sources for the study, participant and comparison cohorts, exposure details, mortality ascertainment, and findings and conclusions.

World At The Crossroads New Conflicts New Solutions A Proceedings Of The 43rd Pugwash Conference On Science And World Affairs

World At The Crossroads  New Conflicts New Solutions A   Proceedings Of The 43rd Pugwash Conference On Science And World Affairs
Author: Rotblat Joseph
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1994-11-08
ISBN 10: 9814550132
ISBN 13: 9789814550130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World At The Crossroads New Conflicts New Solutions A Proceedings Of The 43rd Pugwash Conference On Science And World Affairs Book Review:

Photonics and nanotechnology are popular emerging fields of technology. This proceedings volume contains over 12 selected papers from the International Workshop and Conference on Photonics and Nanotechnology (ICPN) 2007, held in Pattaya, Thailand, from December 16-18, 2007. The papers cover a wide range of topics, from optical and nonlinear optical physics to nanoelectronics.