The Bridge to Brilliance

The Bridge to Brilliance
Author: Nadia Lopez,Rebecca Paley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1101980273
ISBN 13: 9781101980279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge to Brilliance Book Review:

Be inspired by the magnetic young principal who “stands on the front line of the fight to educate America's children." (Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York ) and the book that Essence calls "Essential reading." In 2010, Nadia Lopez started her middle-grade public school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in one of America’s poorest communities, in a record heat wave—and crime wave. Everything was an uphill battle—to get the school approved, to recruit faculty and students, to solve a million new problems every day, from violent crime to vanishing supplies—but Lopez was determined to break the downward spiral that had trapped too many inner-city children. The lessons came fast: unengaged teachers, wayward students, and the educational system itself, rarely in tune with the already disadvantaged and underprepared. Things were at a low ebb for everyone when one of her students told a photographer that his principal, “Ms. Lopez,” was the person who most influenced his life. The posting on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York site was the pebble that started a lucky landslide for Lopez and her team. Lopez found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with President Obama, as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar campaign for the school, to fund her next dream: a field trip for her students to visit another school—Harvard. The Bridge to Brilliance is a book filled with common sense and caring that will carry her message to communities and classrooms far from Brooklyn. As she says, modestly, “There are hundreds of Ms. Lopezes around this country doing good work for kids. This honors all of them.”

The Bridge to Brilliance

The Bridge to Brilliance
Author: Nadia Lopez,Rebecca Paley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 1101980265
ISBN 13: 9781101980262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge to Brilliance Book Review:

Documents how a magnetic young principal created a path-breaking school in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods.

The Bridge

The Bridge
Author: Iain Banks
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0748109919
ISBN 13: 9780748109913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge Book Review:

The man who wakes up in the extraordinary world of a bridge has amnesia, and his doctor doesn't seem to want to cure him. Does it matter? Exploring the bridge occupies most of his days. But at night there are his dreams... Dreams in which desperate men drive sealed carriages across barren mountains to a bizarre rendezvous; an illiterate barbarian storms an enchanted tower under a stream of verbal abuse; and broken men walk forever over bridges without end, taunted by visions of a doomed sexuality. Lying in bed unconscious after an accident wouldn't be much fun, you'd think. Oh yes? It depends who and what you've left behind. Which is the stranger reality, day or night? Frequently hilarious and consistently disturbing, THE BRIDGE is a novel of outrageous contrasts, constructed chaos and elegant absurdities. Why customers are loving The Bridge: "Banks' Wasp Factory is frequently called 'One of the 20th century's 100 greatest novels'. It pales in comparison to The Bridge!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "Mindblowing! This is the first Iain Banks novel I have read and needless to say I'll be back for more." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars

Humans of New York

Humans of New York
Author: Brandon Stanton
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 125027754X
ISBN 13: 9781250277541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans of New York Book Review:

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket

The Bridge

The Bridge
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1476748659
ISBN 13: 9781476748658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge Book Review:

Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge--the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee--remembering the times he and Molly Allen--who moved to Portland--once spent there, and now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding. Reprint.

Between the Bridge and the River

Between the Bridge and the River
Author: Craig Ferguson
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780811873031
ISBN 13: 081187303X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the Bridge and the River Book Review:

Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically funny, and guaranteed to offendregardless of religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or professionBetween the Bridge and the River is the debut novel by Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's The Late Late Show. Two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre experiences which, as it turns out, are somehow interconnectedand, surprisingly enough, meaningful. An eclectic cast of characters includes Carl Jung, Fatty Arbuckle, Virgil, Marat, Socrates, and Tony Randall. Love, greed, hope, revenge, organized religion, and Hollywood are alternately tickled and throttled. Impossible to summarize and impossible to stop reading, this is a romantic comic odyssey that actually delivers—and rewards.

The Principle of Restricted Talent

The Principle of Restricted Talent
Author: Danny Kleinman,Nick Straguzzi
Publsiher: Master Point Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781894154925
ISBN 13: 1894154924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Principle of Restricted Talent Book Review:

An anthology of humorous stories featuring Chthonic, the bridge-playing robot. The stories draw unmercifully funny portraits of human bridge players, as Chthonic's bridge brilliance and abrasive and ill-concealed contempt for his human creators leave them all in his wake. A particular target is the pompous Director of the Cybernetics Research Institute, whose opinion of his own bridge expertise differs greatly from that of his protigi. Some of these stories have appeared in The Bridge World magazine, where the characters are established as firm reader favorites. Danny Kleinman of Los Angeles is a prolific bridge writer, theorist, professional player, and teacher, who is a regular contributor to several bridge magazines. He is a Contributing Editor of The Bridge World, and is one of the moderators of 'The Master Solvers' Club' in that magazine. He also writes about backgammon, another game which he plays at an expert level. Nick Straguzzi of Mullica Hill, NJ, is a software analyst specializing in artificial intelligence and knowledge management. Nick has researched ways in which computer game theory could be applied to bridge, but concluded that it would be far easier to write about a perfect bridge-playing computer than to actually build one.

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2001-06
ISBN 10: 9780743217378
ISBN 13: 0743217373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Bridge Book Review:

A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

The Other Side of the Bridge

The Other Side of the Bridge
Author: Mary Lawson
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN 10: 0440336376
ISBN 13: 9780440336372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Side of the Bridge Book Review:

From the author of the beloved #1 national bestseller Crow Lake comes an exceptional new novel of jealously, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession. Two brothers, Arthur and Jake Dunn, are the sons of a farmer in the mid-1930s, when life is tough and another world war is looming. Arthur is reticent, solid, dutiful and set to inherit the farm and his father’s character; Jake is younger, attractive, mercurial and dangerous to know – the family misfit. When a beautiful young woman comes into the community, the fragile balance of sibling rivalry tips over the edge. Then there is Ian, the family’s next generation, and far too sure he knows the difference between right and wrong. By now it is the fifties, and the world has changed—a little, but not enough. These two generations in the small town of Struan, Ontario, are tragically interlocked, linked by fate and community but separated by a war which devours its young men—its unimaginable horror reaching right into the heart of this remote corner of an empire. With her astonishing ability to turn the ratchet of tension slowly and delicately, Lawson builds their story to a shocking climax. Taut with apprehension, surprising us with moments of tenderness and humour, The Other Side of the Bridge is a compelling, humane and vividly evoked novel with an irresistible emotional undertow.

Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Armand Doucet,Jelmer Evers,Elisa Guerra,Dr Nadia Lopez,Michael Soskil,Koen Timmers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN 10: 1351035843
ISBN 13: 9781351035842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Book Review:

In this visionary book, written by six internationally recognized Global Teacher Prize finalists, the authors create a positive and hope-filled template for the future of education. They address the hard moral, ethical and pedagogical questions facing education today so that progress can serve society, rather than destroying it from within our classrooms. This blueprint for education finally brings forward what has always been missing in education reform: a strong collective narrative with authentic examples from teachers on the front line. It is a holistic, personalized approach to education that harnesses the disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to better shape the future for the next generation, and ensure that every child can benefit from the ongoing transformations. A great read for anyone who has an interest in educating our youth for these uncertain times, highlighting why teachers will always matter.

The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge
Author: Natalie Standiford
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 0545539072
ISBN 13: 9780545539074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy on the Bridge Book Review:

A new breathtaking novel from Natalie Standiford about love and trust during the Cold War. Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia--a crazy world of wild parties, black-market books and music, and smuggled letters to dissidents. She must keep the relationship secret; associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei, and if caught, Laura could be sent home and Alexei put under surveillance or worse. At the same time, she's been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right? As June approaches--when Laura must return to the United States--Alexei asks Laura to marry him. She's only nineteen and doesn't think she's ready to settle down. But what if Alexei is the love of her life? How can she leave him behind? If she has a chance to change his life, to rescue him from misery, shouldn't she take it?

Alexander s Bridge

Alexander s Bridge
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 177545522X
ISBN 13: 9781775455226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alexander s Bridge Book Review:

Though best known as an expert chronicler of the American West, Willa Cather's first novel is an in-depth character study of world-renowned bridge designer Bartley Alexander, whose seemingly settled life is thrown into turmoil when he takes up with a former lover during a stay in London. This thought-provoking tale is sure to be a pleasant surprise for fans of Cather's later novels.

A Bridge Across the Ocean

A Bridge Across the Ocean
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 0698197860
ISBN 13: 9780698197862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bridge Across the Ocean Book Review:

Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in this emotional novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark... Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides—and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

The Devil s Tickets

The Devil s Tickets
Author: Gary M. Pomerantz
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1400051630
ISBN 13: 9781400051632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Tickets Book Review:

Relates the true story of Myrtle Bennett, who murdered her philandering husband over a game of bridge in 1929, and the dramatic courtroom trial that made Ely Culbertson, who provided color commentary of the proceedings, a card game celebrity.

The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge
Author: M. R. Carey
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0316300314
ISBN 13: 9780316300315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy on the Bridge Book Review:

From the author of USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same post-apocalyptic world. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

Archetypes at Work

Archetypes at Work
Author: Laurence Hillman,Richard Olivier
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN 10: 1838597875
ISBN 13: 9781838597870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archetypes at Work Book Review:

Archetypes at WorkTM is a new cutting-edge method to assess and develop people and organizations to become fit for the future. Archetypes are underlying patterns of human nature and experience.

The Traitor Queen

The Traitor Queen
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Context Literary Agency LLC
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1733090339
ISBN 13: 9781733090339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Traitor Queen Book Review:

A queen now in exile as a traitor, Lara has watched Ithicana be conquered by her own father, helpless to do anything to stop the destruction. But when she learns her husband, Aren, has been captured in battle, Lara knows there is only one reason her father is keeping him alive: as bait for his traitorous daughter. And it is bait she fully intends to take. Risking her life to the Tempest Seas, Lara returns to Ithicana with a plan not only to free its king, but for liberating the Bridge Kingdom from her father’s clutches using his own weapons: the sisters whose lives she spared. But not only is the palace inescapable, there are more players in the game than Lara ever realized, enemies and allies switching sides in the fight for crowns, kingdoms, and bridges. But her greatest adversary of all might be the very man she’s trying to free – the husband she betrayed. With everything she loves in jeopardy, Lara must decide who – and what – she is fighting for: her kingdom, her husband, or herself.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Author: Thornton Wilder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1200284945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge of San Luis Rey Book Review:

An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced that the disaster is a punishment sent from Heaven, the monk sets out to discover all he can about the travellers.

A Tale of Two Bridges

A Tale of Two Bridges
Author: Stephen Mikesell
Publsiher: University of Nevada Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 0874174678
ISBN 13: 9780874174670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale of Two Bridges Book Review:

A Tale of Two Bridges is a history of two versions of the San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge: the original bridge built in 1936 and a replacement for the eastern half of the bridge finished in 2013. The 1936 bridge revolutionized transportation in the Bay Area and profoundly influenced settlement patterns in the region. It was also a remarkable feat of engineering. In the 1950s the American Society of Civil Engineers adopted a list of the “Seven Engineering Wonders” of the United States. The 1936 structure was the only bridge on the list, besting even the more famous Golden Gate Bridge. One of its greatest achievements was that it was built on time (in less than three years) and came in under budget. Mikesell explores in fascinating detail how the bridge was designed by a collection of the best-known engineers in the country as well as the heroic story of its construction by largely unskilled laborers from California, joined by highly skilled steel workers. By contrast, the East Span replacement, which was planned between 1989 and 1998, and built between 1998 and 2013, fell victim to cost overruns in the billions of dollars, was a decade behind schedule, and suffered from structural problems that has made it a perpetual maintenance nightmare. This is narrative history in its purest form. Mikesell excels at explaining highly technical engineering issues in language that can be understood and appreciated by general readers. Here is the story of two very important bridges, which provides a fair but uncompromising analysis of why one bridge succeeded and the other did not.

The Bridge

The Bridge
Author: Dario L. Perla
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 1973668149
ISBN 13: 9781973668145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge Book Review:

The Bridge is filled with emotion and allows the reader to ride along and experience it all. It is an amazing journey from the darkest recesses of the wasteland to the brilliance of the garden—humanity’s original paradise abode. It is also an internal journey of the soul that leads to the freedom that is promised to those who persevere. Its lessons are forever life changing to the one ready to receive. It will challenge the reader to the very core and call them to the abundant life promised by the One who loves us all!