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The Center Cannot Hold

The Center Cannot Hold
My Journey Through Madness

by Elyn R. Saks

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2007-08-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1401389546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A much-praised memoir of living and surviving mental illness as well as "a stereotype-shattering look at a tenacious woman whose brain is her best friend and her worst enemy" (Time). Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry, and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The Center Cannot Hold is the eloquent, moving story of Elyn's life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world. Saks discusses frankly the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself (and to harm others), as well as the incredibly difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional. This beautifully written memoir is destined to become a classic in its genre.

The Center Cannot Hold (American Empire, Book Two)

The Center Cannot Hold (American Empire, Book Two)
A Book

by Harry Turtledove

  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-06-25
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0345454804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this spectacular, thought-provoking epic of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has created an unparalleled vision of social upheaval, war, and cutthroat politics in a world very much like our own—but with dramatic differences. It is 1924—a time of rebuilding, from the slow reconstruction of Washington’s most honored monuments to the reclamation of devastated cities in Europe and Canada. In the United States, the Socialist Party, led by Hosea Blackford, battles Calvin Coolidge to hold on to the Powell House in Philadelphia. And it seems as if the Socialists can do no wrong, for the stock market soars and America enjoys prosperity unknown in a half century. But as old names like Custer and Roosevelt fade into history, a new generation faces new uncertainties. The Confederate States, victorious in the War of Secession and in the Second Mexican War but at last tasting defeat in the Great War, suffer poverty and natural calamity. The Freedom Party promises new strength and pride. But if its chief seizes the reins of power, he may prove a dangerous enemy for the hated U.S.A. Yet the United States take little note. Sharing world domination with Germany, they consider events in the Confederacy of little consequence. As the 1920s end, calamity casts a pall across the continent. With civil war raging in Mexico, terrorist uprisings threatening U.S. control in Canada, and an explosion of violence in Utah, the United States are rocked by uncertainty. In a world of occupiers and the occupied, of simmering hatreds, shattered lives, and pent-up violence, the center can no longer hold. And for a powerful nation, the ultimate shock will come when a fleet of foreign aircraft rain death and destruction upon one of the great cities of the United States. . . .

When the Center Does Not Hold

When the Center Does Not Hold
Leading in an Age of Polarization

by David R. Brubaker

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2019-11-05
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 1506453066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the past forty years, congregations, businesses, other organizations, and communities across the United States have become increasingly divided along political and ideological lines. In When the Center Does Not Hold, David R. Brubaker, with contributions by colleagues Everett Brubaker, Carolyn Yoder, and Teresa J. Haase, offers relevant, practical mentorship on navigating polarized environments. Through easily accessible stories, they provide tools and processes that will equip leaders to both manage themselves and effectively lead others in highly polarized and anxious systems. Coaching includes guidance on key characteristics of effective leadership in times of polarization: refusing contempt, honoring dignity, broadening binaries, seeking first to understand, inviting disagreement, and staying connected. With years of combined experience in the fields of conflict transformation and organizational and leadership studies, Brubaker and his colleagues offer hope. Here, readers learn from leaders and communities that continue to renew the covenants that bind them, courageously address deeper needs that drive conflict, and hold on to a moral center while navigating the storms of polarization.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions
A Book

by Elizabeth Webber,Mike Feinsilber

  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780877796282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than 900 allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for serious readers, language lovers, and ESL students."

Star Trek: The Centre Cannot Hold

Star Trek: The Centre Cannot Hold
A Book

by Mike W. Barr

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-09-01
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 1416534369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MERE ANARCHY A new six-part epic covering thirty years of Star Trek ® history, continuing with an adventure that takes place during the historic five-year mission! Book 2: THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD A few years after the disaster on Mestiko, the Payav are struggling to rebuild in the wake of the pulsar's damage. The Starship Enterprise returns with a plan to help restore the planet's atmosphere. But the Klingon Empire has also taken an interest in Mestiko, and has come to the aid of one of the world's many factions. Captain James T. Kirk finds himself once again pitted against the Klingon commander Kor, with the fate of Mestiko at stake.

Things Fall Apart, the Center Cannot Hold

Things Fall Apart, the Center Cannot Hold
The Crisis in Governing

by Peter DeLeon,Rand Corporation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Reagan Administration has proposed a number of policy initiatives which have the effect of decentralizing governmental services which, until recently, had increasingly become the responsibility of the Federal (i.e., centralized) government. This paper inquires as to the possible effects of such decentralization tendencies. Drawing upon approaches advocated by the policy sciences and future studies, the analysis weighs goals, trends, and conditions to arrive at a set of projections and policies. (Author).

Passage to the Center

Passage to the Center
Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

by Daniel Tobin

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2021-10-21
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0813183871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, author of nine collections of poetry and three volumes of influential essays, is regarded by many as the greatest Irish poet since Yeats. Passage to the Center is the most comprehensive critical treatment to date on Heaney's poetry and the first to study Heaney's body of work up to Seeing Things and The Spirit Level. It is also the first to examine the poems from the perspective of religion, one of Heaney's guiding preoccupations. According to Tobin, the growth of Heaney's poetry may be charted through the recurrent figure of "the center," a key image in the relationship that evolved over time between the poet and his inherited place, an evolution that involved the continual re-evaluation and re-vision of imaginative boundaries. In a way that previous studies have not, Tobin's work examines Heaney's poetry in the context of modernist and postmodernist concerns about the desacralizing of civilization and provides a challenging engagement with the work of a living master.

Nixon Agonistes

Nixon Agonistes
The Crisis of the Self-Made Man

by Garry Wills

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2017-06-20
  • Pages : 633
  • ISBN : 1504045408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With a new preface: A “stunning” analysis of the troubled Republican president by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg (The New York Times Book Review). In this acclaimed biography that earned him a spot on Nixon’s infamous “enemies list,” Garry Wills takes a thoughtful, in-depth, and often “very amusing” look at the thirty-seventh US president, and draws some surprising conclusions about a man whose name has become synonymous with scandal and the abuse of power (Kirkus Reviews). Arguing that Nixon was a reflection of the country that elected him, Wills examines not only the psychology of the man himself and his relationships with others—from his wife, Pat, to his vice-president, Spiro Agnew—but also the state of the nation at the time, mired in the Vietnam War and experiencing a cultural rift that pitted the young against the old. Putting his findings into moral, economic, intellectual, and political contexts, he ultimately “paints a broad and provocative landscape of the nation’s—and Nixon’s—travails” (The New York Times). Simultaneously compassionate and critical, and raising interesting perspectives on the shifting definitions of terms like “conservative” and “liberal” over recent decades, Nixon Agonistes is a brilliant and indispensable book from one of America’s most acclaimed historians.

Holding the Center

Holding the Center
Memoirs of a Life in Higher Education

by Howard Wesley Johnson

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2001-08-24
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780262600446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memoir of a former MIT President, as well as professor, corporate director, and advisor to American government agencies and to museums and foundations. Howard Wesley Johnson has been associated with MIT for more than forty years and been a major influence on the modernization and expansion of many of its programs. He will be most remembered as a management educator and as MIT's president during the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s. The title of his memoirs reflects his central, usually lonely position in those days, trying to hold together an institution often torn apart by the turmoil of the times. Johnson was more successful at navigating the minefields on campus than were many other college and university presidents, perhaps because he was always willing to listen to both sides and because his values were in the right place--against the war in Vietnam, in favor of increased participation in the university by women and minorities, and concerned about environmental issues. As a professor and administrator at MIT, a corporate director, and an advisor to American government agencies and to museums and foundations, Johnson consistently sought both to understand and to apply the principles of good management.

New Essays on American Drama

New Essays on American Drama
A Book

by Gilbert Debusscher,Henry I. Schvey,Marc Maufort

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9789051831078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mad Muse

Mad Muse
The Mental Illness Memoir in a Writer's Life and Work

by Jeffrey Berman

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1789738091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Democracy Denied, 1905-1915

Democracy Denied, 1905-1915
Intellectuals and the Fate of Democracy

by Charles KURZMAN,Charles Kurzman

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 0674039858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kurzman proposes that the collective agent most directly responsible for democratization was the emerging class of modern intellectuals, a group that had gained a global identity and a near-messianic sense of mission following the Dreyfus Affair of 1898. Each chapter of this book focuses on a single angle of this story, covering all six cases by examining newspaper accounts, memoirs, and government reports.

When the Center Held

When the Center Held
Gerald Ford and the Rescue of the American Presidency

by Donald Rumsfeld

  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Release : 2019-06-11
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1501172948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A personal look behind the scenes” (Publishers Weekly) of the presidency of Gerald Ford as seen through the eyes of Donald Rumsfeld—New York Times bestselling author and Ford’s former Secretary of Defense, Chief of Staff, and longtime personal confidant. In the wake of Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, it seemed the United States was coming apart. America had experienced a decade of horrifying assassinations; the unprecedented resignation of first a vice president and then a president of the United States; intense cultural and social change; and a new mood of cynicism sweeping the country—a mood that, in some ways, lingers today. Into that divided atmosphere stepped an unexpected, unelected, and largely unknown American—Gerald R. Ford. In contrast to every other individual who had ever occupied the Oval Office, he had never appeared on any ballot either for the presidency or the vice presidency. Ford simply and humbly performed his duty to the best of his considerable ability. By the end of his 895 days as president, he would in fact have restored balance to our country, steadied the ship of state, and led his fellow Americans out of the national trauma of Watergate. And yet, Gerald Ford remains one of the least studied and least understood individuals to have held the office of the President of the United States. In turn, his legacy also remains severely underappreciated. In When the Center Held, Ford’s Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld candidly shares his personal observations of the man himself, providing a sweeping examination of his crucial years in office. It is a rare and fascinating look behind the closed doors of the Oval Office, including never-before-seen photos, memos, and anecdotes, from a unique insider’s perspective—“engrossing and informative” (Kirkus Reviews) reading for any fan of presidential history.

Favorite Reflections

Favorite Reflections
A Book

by Lisa Hayes-Minney

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2019-11-20
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 1794734627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When I accepted the reporter position at the newspaper, I thought I would work there for the rest of my life. In addition to covering news, local issues, and events, I wrote a weekly column, "Reporter's Reflections," which allowed me to give comment and opinions on the news stories I had written. I was younger then, and I thought my "schooling" had provided me the knowledge I needed to manage the job. My first year taught me otherwise. This collection of reflections from my first year will provide some entertainment, but also a glimpse into what the life of a new reporter covering small-town life is like.

Romantic Confusions of the Good

Romantic Confusions of the Good
Beauty as Truth, Truth Beauty

by Marion Montgomery

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9780847683949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With special attention to the Romantic poets from Wordsworth and Coleridge down to Pound and Eliot, distinguished scholar Marion Montgomery explores the disorientation of image and metaphor from reality. The book focuses on the virtues and limits of the intuitive intellect as they are explicated by Thomas Aquinas in relational intellect, and the 'Romantic' poet's dependence upon the intuitive and rational modes of intellectual action, two species of 'romanticism' centering in presumptuous autonomy emerge: that of the poet and that of the scientist.

Rethinking the Center

Rethinking the Center
Party Politics in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Chile

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 0804765979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tropes of Politics

Tropes of Politics
Science, Theory, Rhetoric, Action

by John S. Nelson

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 1998-05-18
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9780299158347
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using the neglected arts of argument refined by the rhetoric of inquiry, Nelson traces how everyday words like consent and debate construct politics in much the same way that poets such as Mamet and Shakespeare construct plays, and he shows how we are remaking our politics even as we speak. Tropes of Politics explores how politicians take stands and political scientists probe representation, how experts become informed even as citizens become authorities, how students actually reinvent government while professors merely model politics, how senators wage war yet keep comity among themselves.

The Centre Cannot Hold

The Centre Cannot Hold
Britain's Failure in Northern Ireland

by Tom Collins

  • Publisher : Devin-Adair Pub
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Return to the Center

Return to the Center
Culture, Public Space, and City Building in a Global Era

by Lawrence A. Herzog

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2006-05-01
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780292712621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a look at what cities built in the Hispanic tradition can teach us about effectively using central public spaces to foster civic interaction, neighborhood identity, and a sense of place.

Fragile Ornaments, Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmas

Fragile Ornaments, Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmas
A Book

by Ronald William Cadmus

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2014-12-12
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1782796592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Not all Christmas ornaments sparkle on tree branches. Some are fragile. Easily broken. And joy often disappears like melting snowflakes. We are just like those ornaments and snowflakes. But there is a healing light that can be found at Christmas.