Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Author : Evan Osnos
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release :2014-05-13
Total pages :416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780374712044
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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
Author : Barry Zito
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release :2019-09-17
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780785227885
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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
Author : Phil Robinson
Publisher :
Release :1884
Total pages :177
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : HARVARD:32044088736897
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Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England
Author : Gabriel A. Rieger
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2016-12-05
Total pages :158
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781351900942
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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
Author : Anne F. Hyde
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release :2011-07-01
Total pages :648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780803245839
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Far More than We Think
Author : Michael Angelo Le Houx
Publisher : Balboa Press
Release :2013-11
Total pages :360
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781452584881
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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.

Catch a Wave
Author : Peter Ames Carlin
Publisher : Rodale Books
Release :2007-06-26
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781594868993
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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.

Chasing the American Dream
Author : Mark Robert Rank PhD,Thomas A. Hirschl PhD,Kirk A. Foster PhD
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2014-03-01
Total pages :232
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780199703302
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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.

Taylor Swift - Red
Author : N.A
Publisher : zero
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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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
Author : Douglas Rue
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2012-03-19
Total pages :168
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781469156507
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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
Author : Luke Hollands
Publisher : Sparkling Books
Release :2013-05-03
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781907230493
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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
Author : Christine Durham
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release :2006
Total pages :182
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1843104601
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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
Author : Don J. Usner
Publisher : UNM Press
Release :2014-11-15
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780826355249
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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.

Songs from an Attic
Author : John Ernest McCann
Publisher :
Release :1890
Total pages :172
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : HARVARD:HX53KD
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Fortune's Wing
Author : Nicole E. Woolaston
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2009-05-27
Total pages :72
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781469107806
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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.

Fortune's June Bride
Author : Allison Leigh
Publisher : Harlequin
Release :2015-06-01
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781460382776
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COULD A WEDDING FOR A WEEK… For weeks now, sexy-as-heck Galen Fortune Jones has been playing the ardent groom in the Wild West Wedding show at Cowboy Country USA. The bride? His sweet, redheaded neighbor Aurora McElroy. Of course, Aurora has had a hidden crush on the rancher for years, but she's been careful to keep that secret close to the vest! …LEAD TO MARRIAGE FOR A LIFETIME? Things get a little out of hand, however, when Galen agrees to pretend he and Aurora are real life husband and wife. It's only temporary, of course, and it's for a good cause. But being Aurora's hubby "off stage" is starting to mess with the confirmed bachelor's head. He's having far from friendly feelings for his in-name-only spouse, and it's freaking him out! Has love finally found Horseback Hollow's last unfettered Fortune?

Nikolai's Fortune
Author : Solveig Torvik
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release :2014-09-01
Total pages :332
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780295805542
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As a child, Solveig Torvik heard stories of a lost, mysterious great-grandfather who left Finland for America to make his fortune - leaving Torvik�s great-grandmother and his unborn daughter behind. As a reporter, Torvik determined to discover the fate of the man who followed his dreams to Oregon. She uncovered not only the story of one man, but also the saga of an entire family. In Nikolai�s Fortune, a tale of Scandinavian women, the journalist turns fact into fiction and shares the tales of her ancestors as she imagines they would have told them. Nikolai's Fortune is a heartbreaking, multigenerational epic, chronicling family secrets and sufferings against the backdrop of Scandinavian history and culture. Blending memoir and historical fiction, grandmother, mother, and daughter each share their own story: Kaisa, of her mother�s love for Nikolai and her own 500-mile trek at the age of twelve from impoverished Finland across the snowy mountains of Lapland; Berit, of child slavery and an obsession with seeking out her grandfather�s fortune for her mother; and Hannah, the voice of Torvik, of her childhood during the Nazi occupation of Norway and her family�s emigration to Idaho. Through detailed historical research into census, church, and weather records, as well as academic and museum sources, Torvik recaptures a dramatic story nearly lost to memory and inherits something worth more than a fortune in riches � a sense of her family history, ethnic background, and the generations of remarkable women who came before her. Norwegian-born Solveig Torvik was a reporter, editor, and columnist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for thirty years. She was also a reporter for United Press International in Salt Lake City and for the San Francisco Chronicle, and an editor at the San Jose Mercury News.

Fortune Zoom
Author : Verne Harnish
Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
Release :2013-09-17
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781603204507
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With Zoom, Fortune magazine extends one of its most successful franchises, 40 Under 40, to bring you original insight on the best-kept secrets of top entrepreneurs, business leaders, and rising tech stars. Discover how Zappos CEO Tony Hsiehbuilt a uniquely attractive corporate culture, how Under Armour founder Kevin Plank took on Nike, and what Marissa Mayer told herself before leaping from a safe post at Google to the high-risk top job at Yahoo. Zoom features the fascinating profiles of these and other young innovators and provides readers with tips to fast-track their own career success.

Chasing Charlie
Author : D J Sherratt
Publisher : Author House
Release :2014-07-07
Total pages :466
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781496921055
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What is Chasing Charlie? Exceptionally gifted blues guitarist Charlie Morningstar thinks he knows and he's spent 20 years on the road running from it. Performing for only a sophisticated audience raised on the same kind of classic jazz and blues that shaped his strong musical upbringing, Charlie Morningstar has more important goals than fame and fortune; Charlie Morningstar wants to stay alive! Denying him, his blues band and his brother the chance at superstardom, Charlie goes from one gig to another struggling to keep his eye on the road ahead while always looking back. His sanity begins to unravel until one roller coaster night when deja vu and incredible serendipity converge to set Charlie on a new road that takes him to where the chase began. Charlie finds a greater reason to stay and is reunited with an old family friend who has vast knowledge of his past, an offer for the present, and ideas about his future; all of which he's taking to his grave!

Chasing Molecules
Author : Elizabeth Grossman
Publisher : Island Press
Release :2009-09-07
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781610911573
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Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.