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Seattle And The Demons Of Ambition

Author : Fred Moody
ISBN : 1429978201
Genre : Social Science
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Founded in 1851 as a four-cabin outpost named "New York Pretty-Soon," Seattle has long struggled with an identity crisis. From a nearly lawless port, to a sedate, conventional company town defined by Boeing Aircraft, to an accessible paradise for artists and recovering urbanites, Seattle repeatedly tried and failed to become bigger, wealthier, more like "major league" cities. In the late 1980s, Seattle's time suddenly arrived. Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, McCaw Cellular/AT&T Wireless, and dozens of local startups began to drive a booming national economy. Seattle became a city of instant millionaires and brand name shopping, skyscrapers and sports franchises-- the place everyone wanted to visit, topping lists of America's "most desirable" cities. But with such wealth came consequences: overdevelopment, paralyzing traffic, racial and class divisions, and a street population of teenagers discarded by the new culture, whose rage and disaffection fueled the rise of bands such as Nirvana. Striving to reach its ambitions, Seattle seemed to be losing the struggle for its soul. And when it hosted the 1999 World Trade Organization convention, the city's conflicted personalities clashed, as violent riots by residents and a coalition of protestors left the downtown decimated and the nation transfixed by the spectacle of globalization gone wrong. In Seattle and the Demons of Ambition, Fred Moody uses his own background as a native son, along with wide-ranging encounters with others, to trace the growing pains of the city he loves. Profiling Bill Gates and never-quite-champion football coach Chuck Knox, a pair of ambitious entrepreneurs and a homeless sculptor once profiled in the New Yorker, grunge music superstars and the preyed-upon children of the documentary "Streetwise," Moody offers a dramatic, entertaining, and insightful portrait of the city that defined economic and technological change in the America of the 1990s

Reading Seattle

Author : Peter Donahue
ISBN : 9780295805559
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seattle, with its spectacular natural beauty and rough frontier history, has inspired writers from its earliest days. This anthology spans seven decades and includes fiction, memoirs, histories, and journalism that define the city or use it as a setting, imparting the flavor of the city through a literary prism. Reading Seattle features classics by Horace R. Cayton, Richard Hugo, Betty MacDonald, Mary McCarthy, Murray Morgan, and John Okada as well as more recent works by Sherman Alexie, Lynda Barry, David Guterson, J. A. Jance, Jonathan Raban, and others. It includes cutting-edge work by emerging talents and reintroduces works by important Seattle writers who may have been overlooked in recent years. The writers featured in this volume explore a variety of neighborhoods and districts within the city, delineating urban spaces and painting memorable portraits of characters both historical and fictional.

The End That Does

Author : Cathy Gutierrez
ISBN : 9781317488811
Genre : Religion
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Millennial movements have had a significant impact on history and lie behind many artistic and scientific views of the world. 'The End that Does' tracks the interplay of the arts, sciences, and millennial imagination across 3000 years. The volume presents essays ranging across the study of ancient ritualistic sacrifice, utopian technology and the American millennial dream, science fiction, and the apocalypse of the tabloids. The End that Does will be invaluable to any student or scholar interested in the history of millennialism.

Fugues Of Depression

Author : John E. Marlovits
ISBN : UCAL:X78639
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Insight Guides City Guide Seattle

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781786718433
Genre : Travel
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All you need to inspire every step of your trip. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when youarrive, this Insight Guides book is allyou need to plan your trip and experience the best of Seattle, with in-depthinsider information on must-see, top attractions like the Space Needle, and hiddencultural gems like Seattle Central Library. · City GuideSeattle is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, fromexploring Pioneer Square to discovering Seattle Art Museum · In-depth onhistory and culture: enjoy special features on Washington wines and totem poles,all written by local experts · Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all CityGuides come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel,bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings · Invaluablemaps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning · Outstandingorientation information will save you time while you explore · ExcellentEditor's Choice recommendations will make your trip more memorable · Inspirationalcolour photography throughout · Inventive design makesfor an engaging reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer offull-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishinghigh-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. Weproduce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs.Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus onhistory and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool toinspire your next adventure.

The Visionary Position

Author : Fred Moody
ISBN : 0812928520
Genre : Computers
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Traces the birth of the virtual-reality industry, discussing the work of a mismatched group of individuals that has been working to create an entirely new industry


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133534573
Genre : Architecture, Modern
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I Sing The Body Electronic

Author : Fred Moody
ISBN : 0140176551
Genre : Computers
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Moody chronicles his year observing a young and inexperienced team of Microsoft developers working on a children's multimedia project under the dictatorial leadership of Bill Gates. For general readers. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

If You Never Try You Will Never Know

ISBN : 9781947137080
Genre : Self-Help
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Robin, who gets inspired by his mother to become a musician, is forced by his father to pursue the education needed to join their family business. This compels him to leave home at the age of eighteen to follow his dreams. In few months of independent living, his over-ambitious dreams turn into an obsession, which gets even more intense when he falls into a drug addiction, and mysteriously unleashes a new side to his life. During this journey, he meets Aisha. They talk, play and fall in love. Her exquisite beauty defines the melody of his musical journey as they both fall deep in love with each other. But Robin’s obsession with his dream and a struggling career become an obstacle in their relationship. Is their love strong enough to overcome complexities? During these tumultuous times, Robin’s flat mate Jordan begins to motivate him to follow his heart. Jordan becomes his philosopher and guru but not for very long—what makes Robin lose trust in him? Discover how he finds a spiritual path after being disheartened during his struggle to achieve success. Amidst the ups and downs in his career, love and life, find out what destiny holds for Robin. Will he find success in music industry or will he end up joining his father’s business? Experience a thrilling story that will inspire you to believe in your love and dreams.

Valiant Ambition

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9780143110194
Genre : Generals
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In Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick tells a story of loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship between George Washington and General Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution. This is a complex, controversial piece of history that paints a dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.

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