The Crucible

The Crucible
A Book

by Arthur Miller

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1976-10-28
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1101665009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Proceedings of the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR 2013)

Proceedings of the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR 2013)
A Book

by Dana Goski,Jeffrey D. Smith

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2014-02-10
  • Pages : 1408
  • ISBN : 1118837037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings containing 231 manuscripts that were submitted and approved for the 13th biennial worldwide refractories congress recognized as the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories(UNITECR), held September 10-13, 2013.

Colonial Crucible

Colonial Crucible
Empire in the Making of the Modern American State

by Alfred W. McCoy,Francisco A. Scarano

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2009-05-15
  • Pages : 685
  • ISBN : 9780299231033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the end of the nineteenth century the United States swiftly occupied a string of small islands dotting the Caribbean and Western Pacific, from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Hawaii and the Philippines. Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State reveals how this experiment in direct territorial rule subtly but profoundly shaped U.S. policy and practice—both abroad and, crucially, at home. Edited by Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco A. Scarano, the essays in this volume show how the challenge of ruling such far-flung territories strained the U.S. state to its limits, creating both the need and the opportunity for bold social experiments not yet possible within the United States itself. Plunging Washington’s rudimentary bureaucracy into the white heat of nationalist revolution and imperial rivalry, colonialism was a crucible of change in American statecraft. From an expansion of the federal government to the creation of agile public-private networks for more effective global governance, U.S. empire produced far-reaching innovations. Moving well beyond theory, this volume takes the next step, adding a fine-grained, empirical texture to the study of U.S. imperialism by analyzing its specific consequences. Across a broad range of institutions—policing and prisons, education, race relations, public health, law, the military, and environmental management—this formative experience left a lasting institutional imprint. With each essay distilling years, sometimes decades, of scholarship into a concise argument, Colonial Crucible reveals the roots of a legacy evident, most recently, in Washington’s misadventures in the Middle East.

The Crucible

The Crucible
Notes

by Arthur Miller,Coles Publishing Company. Editorial Board

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 9780774030212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A literary study guide that includes summaries and commentaries.

Echoes Down the Corridor

Echoes Down the Corridor
Collected Essays, 1944-2000

by Arthur Miller

  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780142000052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays by the great American playwright and intellectual cover the trial of Ezra Pound, McCarthyism, Vietnam, Watergate, and Monica Lewinsky, among other weighty issues. Reprint.

Microdramas

Microdramas
Crucibles for Theater and Time

by John H Muse

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2017-10-13
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0472053639
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Microdramas, John H. Muse argues that plays shorter than twenty minutes deserve sustained attention, and that brevity should be considered a distinct mode of theatrical practice. Focusing on artists for whom brevity became both a structural principle and a tool to investigate theater itself (August Strindberg, Maurice Maeterlinck, F. T. Marinetti, Samuel Beckett, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Caryl Churchill), the book explores four episodes in the history of very short theater, all characterized by the self-conscious embrace of brevity. The story moves from the birth of the modernist microdrama in French little theaters in the 1880s, to the explicit worship of speed in Italian Futurist synthetic theater, to Samuel Beckett’s often-misunderstood short plays, and finally to a range of contemporary playwrights whose long compilations of shorts offer a new take on momentary theater. Subjecting short plays to extended scrutiny upends assumptions about brief or minimal art, and about theatrical experience. The book shows that short performances often demand greater attention from audiences than plays that unfold more predictably. Microdramas put pressure on preconceptions about which aspects of theater might be fundamental and about what might qualify as an event. In the process, they suggest answers to crucial questions about time, spectatorship, and significance.

Crucibles of Black Empowerment

Crucibles of Black Empowerment
Chicago's Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

by Jeffrey Helgeson

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2014-04-24
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 022613072X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The term “community organizer” was deployed repeatedly against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a way to paint him as an inexperienced politician unfit for the presidency. The implication was that the job of a community organizer wasn’t a serious one, and that it certainly wasn’t on the list of credentials needed for a presidential résumé. In reality, community organizers have played key roles in the political lives of American cities for decades, perhaps never more so than during the 1970s in Chicago, where African Americans laid the groundwork for further empowerment as they organized against segregation, discrimination, and lack of equal access to schools, housing, and jobs. In Crucibles of Black Empowerment, Jeffrey Helgeson recounts the rise of African American political power and activism from the 1930s onward, revealing how it was achieved through community building. His book tells stories of the housewives who organized their neighbors, building tradesmen who used connections with federal officials to create opportunities in a deeply discriminatory employment sector, and the social workers, personnel managers, and journalists who carved out positions in the white-collar workforce. Looking closely at black liberal politics at the neighborhood level in Chicago, Helgeson explains how black Chicagoans built the networks that eventually would overthrow the city’s seemingly invincible political machine.

American Crucible

American Crucible
Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century

by Gary Gerstle

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1400883091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped our society. After Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders to victory during the Spanish American War, he boasted of the diversity of his men's origins- from the Kentucky backwoods to the Irish, Italian, and Jewish neighborhoods of northeastern cities. Roosevelt’s vision of a hybrid and superior “American race,” strengthened by war, would inspire the social, diplomatic, and economic policies of American liberals for decades. And yet, for all of its appeal to the civic principles of inclusion, this liberal legacy was grounded in “Anglo-Saxon” culture, making it difficult in particular for Jews and Italians and especially for Asians and African Americans to gain acceptance. Gerstle weaves a compelling story of events, institutions, and ideas that played on perceptions of ethnic/racial difference, from the world wars and the labor movement to the New Deal and Hollywood to the Cold War and the civil rights movement. We witness the remnants of racial thinking among such liberals as FDR and LBJ; we see how Italians and Jews from Frank Capra to the creators of Superman perpetuated the New Deal philosophy while suppressing their own ethnicity; we feel the frustrations of African-American servicemen denied the opportunity to fight for their country and the moral outrage of more recent black activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X. Gerstle argues that the civil rights movement and Vietnam broke the liberal nation apart, and his analysis of this upheaval leads him to assess Reagan’s and Clinton’s attempts to resurrect nationalism. Can the United States ever live up to its civic creed? For anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic, this book is must reading. Containing a new chapter that reconstructs and dissects the major struggles over race and nation in an era defined by the War on Terror and by the presidency of Barack Obama, American Crucible is a must-read for anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic.

Crucibles of Democracy

Crucibles of Democracy
American International Schools and the Globalization of Democratic Values

by Gilbert C. Brown

  • Publisher : Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Discover Your True North Fieldbook

The Discover Your True North Fieldbook
A Personal Guide to Finding Your Authentic Leadership

by Nick Craig,Bill George,Scott Snook

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-07-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1119103576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A personal guide for becoming an authentic leader Whether you are just starting your leadership journey or leading a large organization, The Discover Your True North Fieldbook will help you find your leadership purpose, that internal Compass that provides direction and keeps you oriented—your True North. Through a series of reflective exercises, this Fieldbook helps you become a better leader by learning to be a more authentic one. This Fieldbook both personalizes and unlocks the central lessons of its companion book, Discover Your True North by Bill George. It shares the most powerful insights that coauthors Nick Craig, Bill George, and Scott Snook have learned from helping more than 10,000 leaders discover and live up to their fullest potential. Each chapter contains potent exercises that help you mine your life story for deep insights and important patterns. As you work your way through these reflections, you will gain a clearer sense of who you are and why you lead—the essence of an authentic leader. We offer an identity-based approach to leader development. Rather than telling you how to lead, the Fieldbook guides you through an intimate process of personal discovery. By understanding your life story and sharpening your personal narrative, you will discover the unique leader you were meant to be. On the way, you will work through the same lessons taught to MBA students at Harvard Business School, as well as senior executives in many Fortune 100 companies. The Discover Your True North Fieldbook will help you: Become more self-aware and self-accepting Locate that sweet spot at the intersection of your passions and strengths Identify and lead from your core values when it matters most Build a robust support team to guide you through difficult times Discover your leadership purpose, the essence of who you are, your True North Stay grounded by integrating all aspects of your life Grow as a global leader Help others become authentic leaders To help you actually live your True North, this Fieldbook concludes by offering a rigorous, step-by-step process that generates a customized, behaviorally anchored Personal Leadership Development Plan. This plan not only summarizes and integrates everything you've learned completing this Fieldbook, but does so in a way that supports immediate action and impact. Welcome to your journey toward authentic leadership. Welcome to your True North. Visit www.DiscoverYourTrueNorth.org to learn more.

Crucibles of Leadership

Crucibles of Leadership
How to Learn from Experience to Become a Great Leader

by Robert Joseph Thomas

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1591391377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Experience may be a leader's best teacher--but there's a hitch. Two people can have identical experiences, but one blossoms while the other is depleted. The same can be said for any pair of fired CEOs, unsuccessful political candidates, or rookie supervisors. InCrucibles of Leadership, Robert J. Thomas concludes that what matters most is what one makes of experience, particularly the traumatic and often unplanned crucible events that challenge one's identity as a leader. What distinguishes leaders who grow through a crucible experience? Their approach to learning. Like accomplished athletes or artists, they practice as strenuously as they perform. And because the line between performance and practice is often hard to discern, they learn how to practice while they perform. But theirs is no ordinary practice. It's a regimen tailored to individual aspirations, motivations, and learning styles--a Personal Learning Strategy. Building on insightful and moving stories told by accomplished leaders, Thomas offers probing self-assessments and innovative tools designed to help you develop your own Personal Learning Strategy. Provocative and original, with examples drawn from business and politics as well as from the inner workings of the Mormon Church and the Hell's Angels, Thomas's book will revolutionize the way you think about leadership and learning.

Image-Based Multilevel Biomechanical Modeling for Fall-Induced Hip Fracture

Image-Based Multilevel Biomechanical Modeling for Fall-Induced Hip Fracture
A Book

by Yunhua Luo

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-01-05
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 331951671X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fall-induced hip fracture is an epidemic health risk among elderly people. This book presents an image-based multilevel modeling approach to understanding the biomechanics involved in fall-induced hip fracture. By hierarchically integrating a body-level dynamics model, a femur-level finite element model, and a local bone failure model, the biomechanics approach is able to simulate all stages in sideways falls and to incorporate all biomechanical variables affecting hip fracture. This book is useful for clinicians to accurately evaluate fracture risk, for biomechanical engineers to virtually test hip protective devices, and for biomedical students to learn image-based biomechanical modeling techniques. This book also covers: Biomechanical viewing on bone composition, bone remodeling, and bone strength Bone imaging and information captured for constructing biomechanical models Bone mechanical testing and mechanical properties required for biomechanical modeling

Social Movements in an Organizational Society

Social Movements in an Organizational Society
Collected Essays

by Mayer N. Zald

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-29
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 1351489976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry

Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Crucible of War

Crucible of War
The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

by Fred Anderson

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 0307425398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces.

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. 1)

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. 1)
War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942

by Ian W. Toll

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2011-11-14
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 0393083179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco Chronicle On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible—through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies—tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history to seize the strategic initiative.

Making Crucibles

Making Crucibles
A Book

by Vince Gingery

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003-03
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9781878087270
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Detailed description on how to make clay crucibles for the home shop. Clay crucibles are used to melt and contain molten metal.

Rare Metal Technology 2015

Rare Metal Technology 2015
A Book

by Neale R. Neelameggham,Shafiq Alam,Harald Oosterhof,Animesh A. Jha,David Dreisinger,Shijie Wang

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-02-18
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1119093236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection presents the papers presented in the symposium on extraction of rare metals as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Paper topics include the extraction and processing of elements like antimony, arsenic, calcium, chromium, hafnium, gold, indium, lithium, molybdenum, niobium, rare earth metals, rhenium, scandium, selenium, silver, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, tin, tungsten, vanadium, and zirconium. Rare processing techniques presented include bio leaching, molecular recognition technology, recovery of valuable components of commodity metals such as magnesium from laterite process wastes, titanium from ilmenites, and rare metals from wastes such as phosphors and LCD monitors.

Cold War Crucible

Cold War Crucible
A Book

by Hajimu Masuda

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2015-01-05
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0674598474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After World War II, the major powers faced social upheaval at home and anti-colonial wars around the globe. Alarmed by conflict in Korea that could change U.S.-Soviet relations from chilly to nuclear, ordinary people and policymakers created a fantasy of a bipolar Cold War world in which global and domestic order was paramount, Masuda Hajimu shows.

American Hippo

American Hippo
River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories

by Sarah Gailey

  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release : 2018-05-22
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1250176425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America in which hippos rule the colossal swamp that was once the Mississippi River. Now readers have the chance to own both novellas in American Hippo, a single, beautiful volume. Years ago, in an America that never was, the United States government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This plan failed to take into account some key facts about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America's greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back. To do so, he will gather a crew of the damnedest cons, outlaws, and assassins to ever ride a hippo. American Hippo is the story of their fortunes, their failures, and his revenge. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.