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The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few
Between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom

by Elwood Carlson

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2008-06-19
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1402085419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929–1945) an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. These Lucky Few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the nation’s history. Lucky Few women married earlier than any other generation of the century and helped give birth to the Baby Boom, yet also gained in education compared to earlier generations. Lucky Few men made the greatest gains of the century in schooling, earned veterans benefits like the Greatest Generation but served mostly in peacetime with only a fraction of the casualties, came closest to full employment, and spearheaded the trend toward earlier retirement. Even in retirement/old age the Lucky Few remain in the right place at the right time. Here is their story, and the story of how they have affected other recent generations of Americans before and since.

The Lucky Few and the Worthy Many

The Lucky Few and the Worthy Many
Scholarship Competitions and the World's Future Leaders

by Warren F. Ilchman,Alice S. Ilchman,Mary H. Tolar

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2004-11-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780253111180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although winning a major competitive scholarship, such as the Rhodes or Marshall, is a strong marker for later success, there has been little serious research on how these scholarships are given and how the process could be improved. This book, the fruits of a discussion on "strengthening nationally and internationally competitive scholarships," presents studies that address issues of identifying leadership and creativity in the young, analyze alternative methods of selection, make suggestions for the proper evaluation of scholarship programs, and look at the backgrounds of American Rhodes Scholars. An introduction by the editors provides an overview of the issues. Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies -- Dwight F. Burlingame and David C. Hammack, editors

The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few
Finding God's Best in the Most Unlikely Places

by Heather Avis

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2017-03-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0310345499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When life looks radically different than the plan we have for ourselves, it's the lucky few that recognize God's plan is best. That's what adoptive mom Heather Avis learned, and that's the invitation of this book. As the mother of three adopted children - two with Down syndrome - Heather Avis has learned that it's truly the lucky few who get to live a life like hers, who actually recognize that God's plans are best, even when they seem so radically different from the plans we have for ourselves. When Heather started her journey into parenthood she never thought it would look like this, never planned to have three adopted children, and certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most things God does, once she stepped into the craziness and confusion that comes with the unknown and the unplanned, she realized that they were indeed among the lucky few. Discover in this book what 70,000+ followers of Heather's hit Instagram account @macymakesmyday already know: the power of faith and family can help us stay strong in the toughest times. This book will also be especially touching to those with adopted family members or children with Down syndrome in their lives.

The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few
The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk

by Jan Herman

  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release : 2013-11-15
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1612513352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the Vietnam War reached its tragic climax in the last days of April 1975, a task force of U.S. Navy ships cruised off South Vietnam's coast. Their mission was to support the evacuation of American embassy personnel and military advisers from Saigon as well as to secure the safety of the South Vietnamese whose lives were in endangered by the North Vietnamese victory. The Lucky Few recounts the role of the USS Kirk in the rescue of remnants of the South Vietnamese fleet and the refugees on board. The story of the Kirk reflects one of America's few shining moments at the end of the Vietnam War. Now in paperback in time for the 40th anniversary of the end of the war, The Lucky Few brings to life the heroism of Captain Paul Jacobs and the crew of the USS Kirk.

The Lucky Few Amidst Economic Decline

The Lucky Few Amidst Economic Decline
Distributional Change in Côte D'Ivoire as Seen Through Panel Data Sets, 1985-88

by Christiaan Grootaert,S. M. Ravi Kanbur

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lucky Few

Lucky Few
A Book

by Kathryn Ormsbee

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1481455303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the tradition of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes a hilarious, madcap, and “quirky novel” (School Library Journal) about a group of oddball teens struggling to find themselves when facing their own mortality. The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets Max, a strange boy who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd “23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie’s diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she’s moving out of state, and then death—real death—cuts a little too close to home.

History by Generations

History by Generations
Generational Dynamics in Modern History

by Hartmut Berghoff,Bernd Weisbrod,Uffa Jensen,Christina Lubinski

  • Publisher : Wallstein Verlag
  • Release : 2013-08-05
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 3835322907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes gehen aus einer gemeinsamen Tagung des Graduiertenkollegs "Generationengeschichte" der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen und des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Washington hervor. Verschiedene Generationenkonzepte standen sich hier gegenüber: die europäische Idee von "Jugendgenerationen" und "politischen Generationen" und die eher pragmatische amerikanische Lesart von den "demographischen Generationen" oder den "Konsumgenerationen". Immer, so scheint es, wird die generationelle Logik überlagert von nationalen Vorstellungen der Dazugehörigkeit. Sehr deutlich arbeiten die Beiträge aus Europa und den USA heraus, dass die historische Zeit wohl in Generationen gelesen wird, doch wird Geschichte nicht von Generationen gemacht.

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging
A Book

by Jerry W. Hedge,Walter C. Borman

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-04-19
  • Pages : 717
  • ISBN : 0195385055
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Global aging, technological advances, and financial pressures on health and pension systems are sure to influence future patterns of work and retirement. The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging offers an international, multi-disciplinary perspective, examining the aging workforce from an individual worker, organization, and societal perspective, and offering direction for where research and application should be focused in the future.

The Maker

The Maker
A Book

by Clara Kim Lee

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2018-10-25
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 1973643308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have your plans ever been derailed? Or have you ever experienced the unexpected that changed everything? Well, this is the book for you. Whether you’re on the beaten path currently or have journeyed through it many years ago, your heart will resonate with the poetic narrative of this book. Written with the author’s personal experiences in mind, this book will take you on a journey that will challenge your heart to believe.

The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few
A Book

by Becky Riss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Population and Society

Population and Society
An Introduction to Demography

by Dudley L. Poston, Jr,Leon F. Bouvier

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-12-28
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1316883175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive yet accessible textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students taking their first course in demography. Clearly explaining technical demographic issues without using extensive mathematics, Population and Society is sociologically oriented, but incorporates a variety of social sciences in its approach, including economics, political science, geography, and history. It highlights the significant impact of decision-making at the individual level - especially regarding fertility, but also mortality and migration - on population change. The text engages students by providing numerous examples of demography's practical applications in their lives, and demonstrates the extent of its relevance by examining a wide selection of data from the United States, Africa, Asia, and Europe. This thoroughly revised edition includes four new chapters, covering topics such as race and sexuality, and encourages students to consider the broad implications of population growth and change for global challenges such as environmental degradation.

The Economics and Management of World Fisheries

The Economics and Management of World Fisheries
A Book

by Trond Bjørndal,Gordon Munro

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-10-25
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0191639362
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the past several decades there has been increasing interest in, and concern about, the economics of the world's capture fishery resources. Massive amounts of resource rent are being lost because of inadequate management and major rebuilding of fishery resources is called for. This book draws together the latest economic theory of the management of these resources, at both the national and the international levels, and highlights areas where further research is urgently required. The emphasis is on world capture fisheries, rather than fisheries of specific regions, and examples are drawn upon from both developed and developing countries. It combines economic theory and empirical testing with an examination and analysis of resource policy options, with particular emphasis on fisheries management polices at the international level, where some of the most difficult resource management problems are found. The authors maintain that capture fishery resources are properly viewed as a part of society's portfolio of natural capital assets. Consequently, a central theme of the book is that managing such resources should be viewed as asset management through time. Written by two leading authorities, this accessible textbook has been specially developed to meet the needs of students taking courses on fisheries management as well as professionals working in this area for governments and international organisations.

The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life [2 volumes]

The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life [2 volumes]
The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life

by Ron Milam

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2016-11-07
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN : 1440840474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covering many aspects of the Vietnam War that have not been addressed before, this book supplies new perspectives from academics as well as Vietnam veterans that explore how this key conflict of the 20th century has influenced everyday life and popular culture during the war as well as for the past 50 years. • Addresses an especially eventful time in American history with long-lasting consequences—a period that has parallels with more recent events involving military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan • Provides coverage of Norman Lear, creator of the popular 1970s sitcom All In The Family, including information from a recent interview • Includes viewpoints from Vietnam combat veterans regarding how film and television portrayed the war they participated in and lived through • Supplies a chapter on the Vietnam veteran biker movement

The Arrows of Islam: An Espionage Thriller$66

The Arrows of Islam: An Espionage Thriller$66
Book 1 in the Ari Cohen Series

by Spencer Hawke

  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
  • Release : 2018-10-19
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1948858991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An ex-Mossad operative on his way to perform a violin solo in Vienna is summoned by the one person to whom he cannot say no. Within minutes, he is on his way to Yugoslavia in a desperate attempt to save some Navy Seals parachuting into enemy territory. The mission: To keep Stealth technology out of the world’s most brutal terrorist regime.

Country Music

Country Music
The Rough Guide

by Kurt Wolff

  • Publisher : Rough Guides
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 9781858285344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the growth of country music as an industry, and includes biographies of hundreds of performers, album reviews, and background stories of songs.

We Have Crossed Many Rivers

We Have Crossed Many Rivers
New Poetry from Africa

by Dike Okoro

  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9788244327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We Have Crossed Many Rivers: New Poetry from Africa is a fascinating anthology of some of the finest contemporary poetic voices from twenty-nine African countries. Inspired by the examples of first generation African poets like Wole Soyinka, Christopher Okigbo, Dennis Brutus, and Mazisi Kunene, the poets in this anthology display rootedness in, and preoccupation with, the discourses of identity and political freedom. At the same time, they engage the more contemporary themes of human and economic rights, governance, the natural environment, love, family and generational relations representative of the African continent. Poems from Tanure Ojaide, Yewande Omotoso, Reesom Haile and Frank Chipasula are inlcluded and in all there are contributions from 68 poets.

Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan
A Book

by Charles Williams

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-08-16
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0297857770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A masterly biography of a great Conservative Prime Minister (and publisher) - Harold Macmillan (1894-1986). Harold Macmillan was a figure of paradox. Outwardly, it was Edwardian elegance and civilised urbanity. Inwardly, it was emotional damage from his wife's open adultery and his progressive perplexity at the onward march of time. The First World War showed the courageous soldier. From then on, it was politics, rather than the family business of publishing, which was to be his future. Nevertheless, although he supported Churchill in the 1930s he was deemed boring - and certainly not ministerial material. All changed with the Second World War. Appointed Minister in Residence in North Africa, Macmillan's career flowered. After the War he became indispensable to Conservative Cabinets and as Churchill's Minister of Housing in the early 1950s he achieved the target, against all expectations, of 300,000 houses annually. Thereafter, he was Eden's Foreign Secretary and Chancellor but by then Macmillan had become openly ambitious. Over the Suez affair in 1956 he played a difficult - and somewhat devious - hand. Eden's resignation left him as the clear choice of his Cabinet colleagues to become Prime Minister. From 1957 to 1962, Macmillan was a good - some would say a great - Prime Minister. By 1962, however, his government was looking tired. The Profumo affair in 1963 was particularly damaging, and in the autumn of 1963 his health forced him to retire.

The Lonesome Shepherd

The Lonesome Shepherd
A Book

by John F. Bronzo

  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 2022-02-03
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1665717122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What would you do with a second chance? It is September 1943 when the captured German submarine, U-830, fails to return to the surface with its American crew. Thomas Shield’s father was supposed to be on board that day but was ordered away at the last minute. Riddled with survivor’s guilt, Thomas’s father returns home and devotes his time to looking after the loved ones his deceased comrades left behind. Thomas, who feels ignored by his father, begins a dark journey fueled by his sense of abandonment. As substance abuse and psychological issues cloud Thomas’s reasoning and path forward, he immerses himself in a rather dark and tragic existence—or so he thinks. He becomes less sure of what is real and what has simply been renting space in his head, when he meets a mysterious stranger who believes in second chances. As Thomas struggles with his predicament, he returns to the past, with help from his father’s diary and others, where he learns the true meaning of sacrifice. In this historical novel, the troubled son of a Second World War veteran suspects he has been offered a second chance to reconcile the past and heal. “Riveting from the onset with a cliff hanger that leaves the reader begging for more, only to find an enthralling tale.” – Laura’s List: Books for Women

No Justice in the Shadows

No Justice in the Shadows
How America Criminalizes Immigrants

by Alina Das

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-04-14
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 156858945X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This provocative account of our immigration system's long, racist history reveals how it has become the brutal machine that upends the lives of millions of immigrants today. Each year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people are arrested, imprisoned, and deported, trapped in what leading immigrant rights activist and lawyer Alina Das calls the "deportation machine." The bulk of the arrests target people who have a criminal record -- so-called "criminal aliens" -- the majority of whose offenses are immigration-, drug-, or traffic-related. These individuals are uprooted and banished from their homes, their families, and their communities. Through the stories of those caught in the system, Das traces the ugly history of immigration policy to explain how the U.S. constructed the idea of the "criminal alien," effectively dividing immigrants into the categories "good" and "bad," "deserving" and "undeserving." As Das argues, we need to confront the cruelty of the machine so that we can build an inclusive immigration policy premised on human dignity and break the cycle once and for all.

Susan Lenox

Susan Lenox
A Book

by David Graham Phillips

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2018-11-19
  • Pages : 1118
  • ISBN : 3748181183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"THE child's dead," said Nora, the nurse. It was the upstairs sitting-room in one of the pretentious houses of Sutherland, oldest and most charming of the towns on the Indiana bank of the Ohio. The two big windows were open; their limp and listless draperies showed that there was not the least motion in the stifling humid air of the July afternoon. At the center of the room stood an oblong table; over it were neatly spread several thicknesses of white cotton cloth; naked upon them lay the body of a newborn girl baby. At one side of the table nearer the window stood Nora. Hers were the hard features and corrugated skin popularly regarded as the result of a life of toil, but in fact the result of a life of defiance to the laws of health. As additional penalties for that same self-indulgence she had an enormous bust and hips, thin face and arms, hollow, sinew-striped neck.