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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
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by Evan Osnos

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2014-05-13
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0374712042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Songs from an Attic

Songs from an Attic
A Book

by John Ernest McCann

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England

Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England
Penetrating Wit

by Gabriel A. Rieger

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1351900943
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Empires, Nations, and Families
A History of the North American West, 1800-1860

by Anne F. Hyde

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 0803245831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Joe Biden

Joe Biden
American Dreamer

by Evan Osnos

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1526635151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The new biography of President Joe Biden by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos - A Financial Times, Guardian and Daily Express Book of the Year 'A thoroughly readable primer' Guardian 'Biden has overcome unimaginable tribulation, multiple presidential primary humiliations, a potentially crippling speech impediment and his own mediocrity. Now he carries the hopes of billions upon his shoulders' Sunday Times President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest – fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors and reversals of fortune. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship – an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden's life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy – a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

The Girl at the Baggage Claim

The Girl at the Baggage Claim
Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

by Gish Jen

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1101947837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Or do we believe we belong to something larger than ourselves--a family, a religion, a troop--that claims our first allegiance? Gish Jen--drawing on a treasure trove of stories and personal anecdotes, as well as cutting-edge research in cultural psychology--reveals how this difference shapes what we perceive and remember, what we say and do and make--how it shapes everything from our ideas about copying and talking in class to the difference between Apple and Alibaba. As engaging as it is illuminating, this is a book that stands to profoundly enrich our understanding of ourselves and of our world.

Far More than We Think

Far More than We Think
A Book

by Michael Angelo Le Houx

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2013-11
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1452584885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
A Book

by U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cycolpedia of Painters and Paintings

Cycolpedia of Painters and Paintings
A Book

by John Denison Champlin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Silverado Squatters

The Silverado Squatters
A Book

by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
A Book

by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Works

Works
A Book

by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreams of Elsewhere

Dreams of Elsewhere
A Book

by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : Neil Wilson Publishing
  • Release : 2011-04-30
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 1906476233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best known for his fiction writing, Robert Louis Stevenson was also an essayist, journalist, poet and travel writer. His first major work was An Inland Voyage, an account of his journey by canoe from Antwerp to northern France. The companion work to this, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), is widely regarded as a travel-writing classic. June Skinner Sawyers has brought together the most comprehensive and representative sampling of Robert Louis Stevenson's prolific travel output, including excerpts from his most famous travel books, travel essays and travel poetry. The result is a collection that is as vivid and compelling as his fiction, and includes a number of lesser-known works from US collections. There are endlessly fascinating portraits of flesh-and-blood human beings, and it becomes apparent that he never grew tired of meeting new people, or of seeking new adventures. The story-teller always finds stories to tell and Stevenson was a consummate storyteller. In the tranquility of a French pine forest by moonlight he considers the importance of friendship; in a leper colony on Hawaii he reflects on physical horror and moral beauty; in all of his writing there is humanity and compasssion. Dreams of Elsewhere also features annotated listings of Stevenson historic sites, landmarks, museums, libraries, organisations, and even music inspired by Stevenson. As Gavin Bell, the critically acclaimed travel writer, states in his foreword: 'Admirers of RLS's work will welcome this judicious selection of sketches from an itinerant life. Those less familiar with his blythe spirit are in for a rare treat, a voyage of discovery with the teller of tales to where the surf murmurs on Parrot islands.'

An island voyage. Travels with a donkey. The amateur emigrant. The Silverado squatters. Across the plains, with other memories and essays

An island voyage. Travels with a donkey. The amateur emigrant. The Silverado squatters. Across the plains, with other memories and essays
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Silverado Squatters

The Silverado Squatters
Stevenson's Vol. 14

by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : VM eBooks
  • Release : 2016-01-26
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Table of Contents Part I—IN THE VALLEY Chapter I—CALISTOGA Chapter II—THE PETRIFIED FOREST Chapter III—NAPA WINE Chapter IV—THE SCOT ABROAD Part II—WITH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL Chapter I.—TO INTRODUCE MR. KELMAR Chapter II—FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF SILVERADO Chapter III. THE RETURN

Collected Memoirs, Travel Sketches and Island Literature of Robert Louis Stevenson

Collected Memoirs, Travel Sketches and Island Literature of Robert Louis Stevenson
Autobiographical Writings and Essays by the prolific Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, author of Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped & Catriona

by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2015-04-10
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 8026833953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Collected Memoirs, Travel Sketches and Island Literature of Robert Louis Stevenson" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: An Inland Voyage (1878) Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) Edinburgh - Picturesque Notes (1879) The Old and New Pacific Capitals (1882) The Amateur Emigrant (1895) Across the Plains (1892) The Silverado Squatters (1883) A Mountain Town in France (1896) The Island Literature: A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (1892) In the South Seas (1896)

The amateur emigrant. Across the plains. The silverado squatters

The amateur emigrant. Across the plains. The silverado squatters
A Book

by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson
Writer of Boundaries

by Richard Ambrosini,Richard Dury

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2006-04-04
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0299212238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries reinstates Stevenson at the center of critical debate and demonstrates the sophistication of his writings and the present relevance of his kaleidoscopic achievements. While most young readers know Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) as the author of Treasure Island, few people outside of academia are aware of the breadth of his literary output. The contributors to Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries look, with varied critical approaches, at the whole range of his literary production and unite to confer scholarly legitimacy on this enormously influential writer who has been neglected by critics. As the editors point out in their Introduction, Stevenson reinvented the “personal essay” and the “walking tour essay,” in texts of ironic stylistic brilliance that broke completely with Victorian moralism. His first full-length work of fiction, Treasure Island, provocatively combined a popular genre (subverting its imperialist ideology) with a self-conscious literary approach. Stevenson, one of Scotland’s most prolific writers, was very effectively excluded from the canon by his twentieth-century successors and rejected by Anglo-American Modernist writers and critics for his play with popular genres and for his non-serious metaliterary brilliance. While Stevenson’s critical recognition has been slowly increasing, there have been far fewer published single-volume studies of his works than those of his contemporaries, Henry James and Joseph Conrad.

Catch a Wave

Catch a Wave
The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

by Peter Ames Carlin

  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 2007-06-26
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1594868999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Valley of the Guns

Valley of the Guns
The Pleasant Valley War and the Trauma of Violence

by Eduardo Obregón Pagán

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2018-10-11
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 080616252X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the late 1880s, Pleasant Valley, Arizona, descended into a nightmare of violence, murder, and mayhem. By the time the Pleasant Valley War was over, eighteen men were dead, four were wounded, and one was missing, never to be found. Valley of the Guns explores the reasons for the violence that engulfed the settlement, turning neighbors, families, and friends against one another. While popular historians and novelists have long been captivated by the story, the Pleasant Valley War has more recently attracted the attention of scholars interested in examining the underlying causes of western violence. In this book, author Eduardo Obregón Pagán explores how geography and demographics aligned to create an unstable settlement subject to the constant threat of Apache raids. The fear of surprise attack by day and the theft of livestock by night prompted settlers to shape their lives around the expectation of sudden violence. As the forces of progress strained natural resources, conflict grew between local ranchers and cowboys hired by ranching corporations. Mixed-race property owners found themselves fighting white cowboys to keep their land. In addition, territorial law enforcement officers were outsiders to the community and approached every suspect fully armed and ready to shoot. The combination of unrelenting danger, its accompanying stress, and an abundance of firearms proved deadly. Drawing from history, geography, cultural studies, and trauma studies, Pagán uses the story of Pleasant Valley to demonstrate a new way of looking at the settlement of the West. Writing in a vivid narrative style and employing rigorous scholarship, he creatively explores the role of trauma in shaping the lives and decisions of the settlers in Pleasant Valley and offers new insight into the difficulties of survival in an isolated frontier community.