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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
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  • Release Date :2014-05-13
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0374712042
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Summary : 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

Curveball
  • Author : Barry Zito
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  • Release Date :2019-09-17
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0785227881
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Summary : 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

Chasing a Fortune
  • Author : Phil Robinson
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  • Release Date :1884
  • Total pages :177
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Songs from an Attic

Songs from an Attic
  • Author : John Ernest McCann
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  • Release Date :1890
  • Total pages :172
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Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England

Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England
  • Author : Gabriel A. Rieger
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  • Release Date :2016-12-05
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : 1351900943
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Summary : 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

Empires, Nations, and Families
  • Author : Anne F. Hyde
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  • Release Date :2011-07-01
  • Total pages :648
  • ISBN : 0803245831
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Far More than We Think

Far More than We Think
  • Author : Michael Angelo Le Houx
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  • Release Date :2013-11
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 1452584885
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Summary : 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

Catch a Wave
  • Author : Peter Ames Carlin
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  • Release Date :2007-06-26
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1594868999
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Summary : 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.

Action!

Action!
  • Author : Marshall Julius
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  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780253210913
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Summary : The A-Z includes: 250 key action movies rated and reviewed with detailed credit lists and behind-the-scenes information; a no-holds-barred guide to the greatest one-liners, comebacks and monologues in action movie history; top tens, a tough-as-nails trivia quiz and more.

Taylor Swift - Red

Taylor Swift - Red
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
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Summary : 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

Sunflowers
  • Author : Douglas Rue
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  • Release Date :2012-03-19
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 1469156504
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Summary : 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

Peregrine Harker & the Black Death
  • Author : Luke Hollands
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  • Release Date :2013-05-03
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1907230491
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Summary : 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

Chasing Ideas
  • Author : Christine Durham
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : 9781843104605
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Summary : 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

Chasing Dichos through Chimayó
  • Author : Don J. Usner
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  • Release Date :2014-11-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0826355242
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Summary : 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.

China Airborne

China Airborne
  • Author : James Fallows
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  • Release Date :2013-02-05
  • Total pages :268
  • ISBN : 1400031273
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Summary : From one of our most influential journalists, here is a timely, vital, and illuminating account of the next stage of China’s modernization—its plan to rival America as the world’s leading aerospace power and to bring itself from its low-wage past to a high-tech future. In 2011, China announced its twelfth Five-Year Plan, which included the commitment to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars to jump-start its aerospace industry. In China Airborne, James Fallows documents, for the first time, the extraordinary scale of China’s project, making clear how it stands to catalyze the nation’s hyper-growth and hyper-urbanization, revolutionizing China in ways analogous to the building of America’s transcontinental railroad in the nineteenth century. Completing this remarkable picture, Fallows chronicles life in the city of Xi’an, home to 250,000 aerospace engineers and assembly-line workers, and introduces us to some of the hucksters, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and dreamers who seek to benefit from China’s pursuit of aeronautical supremacy. He concludes by explaining what this latest demonstration of Chinese ambition means for the United States and for the rest of the world—and the right ways for us to respond.

China Cuckoo

China Cuckoo
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1742662013
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Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows
  • Author : Dorothy Fortune
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  • Release Date :2018-08-16
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 1504314212
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Summary : Rose Faraday is a prodigy who has already endured a challenging childhood in one horrible foster care situation after another. After the young woman ventures to Paris one weekend and enters a nightclub with her foster sister and others, she is completely unaware that she will soon be intertwined with a handsome billionaire banker on the dance floor. Thirty-two-year-old Louis Lafette prides himself on not being like his playboy brother. But when he meets Rose, he cannot contain himself as his libido takes over. Even after Rose rejects him and his alleged womanizing ways and returns to London, Louis knows he will have her one day. As Louis sets out to attain her at any cost, he shows up on her doorstep with a bouquet of flowers, only to be rejected again. While Rose makes plans to travel to Australia, she reconnects with William Wendall, a business acquaintance who wants more. As an all-out-competition for Roses heart begins, she uncovers a truth about her past that takes her down a path she can only hope leads her to her happily-ever-after. Chasing Rainbows shares the tale of a young womans journey through lust and love as she faces her past, reveals a shocking truth, and learns that she is stronger than she ever imagined.

Fortune's Wing

Fortune's Wing
  • Author : Nicole E. Woolaston
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  • Release Date :2009-05-27
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 1469107805
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Summary : 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

Fortune's June Bride
  • Author : Allison Leigh
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  • Release Date :2015-06-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1460382773
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Summary : 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

Nikolai's Fortune
  • Author : Solveig Torvik
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  • Release Date :2014-09-01
  • Total pages :332
  • ISBN : 0295805544
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Summary : 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.