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Some People

Author : Harold Nicolson
ISBN : 9780571309269
Genre : Fiction
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On the face of it, bracketing Harold Nicolson and Vladimir Nabokov seems unexpected but the latter paid a remarkable tribute to Some People. When speaking to Harold Nicolson's son, Nigel, he confessed that all his life he had been fighting against the influence of Some People.' The style of that book is like a drug', he said. The critic and biographer, Stacy Schiff, has also admitted 'Some People has exerted more influence than I care to admit. I would reread it any day of the week.' Ever since first publication in 1927 it has been attracting this sort of praise. It is an unusual book comprising nine chapters each one being a sort of character sketch: Miss Plimsoll; J. D. Marstock; Lambert Orme; The Marquis de Chaumont; Jeanne de Henaut; Titty; Professor Malone; Arketall; Miriam Codd. The author himself writes, a little disingenuously, 'Many of the following sketches are purely imaginary. Such truths as they may contain are only half-truths.' In fact, it would be difficult to point to one, other than Miriam Codd, that was 'purely imaginary', some were composite portraits, others skilful amalgams of divers traits from a variety of different people, and others much more overtly drawn from one real-life figure, for example Lambert Orme clearly represents Ronald Firbank, and Arketall Lord Curzon's bibulous valet. There is nothing else quite like Some People and in its own playful way is beyond category. To be tedious for a moment, we have to call it fiction but are then immediately thrown by Virginia Woolf's deft summary, 'He lies in wait for his own absurdities as artfully as theirs. Indeed by the end of the book we realize that the figure which has been most completely and most subtly displayed is that of the author . . . It is thus, he would seem to say, in the mirrors of our friends that we chiefly live.' Fiction? Biography? Autobiography? - the category doesn't matter, the result is spellbinding however you choose to read it.


Author : Emma Barrett
ISBN : 9780199668588
Genre : Psychology
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Explores the physical and psychological challenges faced by people in extreme environments, discussing the traits they share that enable them to overcome pain, physical hardship, and loneliness.

Some People Can T Surf

Author : Julie Lasky
ISBN : UOM:39015051282385
Genre : Design
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Art Chantry's contrarian ways have placed him in the pantheon of great modern designers.Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantryis the first survey of this visual iconoclast, who also designed the book and packed it with hundreds of his vibrant images. Gritty, funny, and refreshingly low-tech, his award-winning work has promoted countless bands, social causes, and non-profits. Tracing Chantry's career from his covers and layouts for the seminal music magazineThe Rocket,to album covers for such cult bands as Mudhoney, the Reverend Horton Heat, and the Fastbacks,Some People Can't Surfis a comprehensive look at his creative evolution. Complete with commentary on the unusual origins and unorthodox processes behind his work, as well as providing context for his oft-copied look,Some People Can't Surfis a much-anticipated exploration of this idiosyncratic design master.

Some People Even Take Them Home

Author : Tim J. McGuire
ISBN : 9780986201912
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It is a story filled with passion and compassion, with irreverence and humor, with the awareness of struggles and the joy of achievements. It also is a love story: The love of two generations of parents for their children, the love shared by husbands and wives, and the love that binds brothers and sisters. At its center are a father and a son. The father, Tim, was born with shattering physical disabilities, a child whose future was in doubt. But he survived multiple operations, penetrating pains, hurtful taunts, failures and triumphs, and the roller coaster of emotions to reach the heights of his profession, journalism. The son, Jason, was born with Down syndrome. It was the insensitive and crude doctor who announced his birth with the words that became the family’s rallying anthem: “Some people even take them home.” Jason mostly lives and thrives in the world of a five-year-old at age 35, yet at times his insights are those of a wise man. And the sweetness and charm of his personality have touched all who know him. He leaves his mark wherever he goes. There are many other supporting actors in this story, and they all have had a role to play, none more so than Jean, beloved wife and mother, and Tim and Jason’s north star.

Fire And Fury

Author : Randall Hansen
ISBN : 9780307372383
Genre : History
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National Bestseller An enlightening and utterly convincing re-examination of the allied aerial bombing campaign and of civilian German suffering during World War II–an essential addition to our understanding of world history. During the Second World War, Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some 60 cities, killing more than half a million German citizens, and leaving 80,000 pilots dead. Much of the bombing was carried out against the expressed demands of the Allied military leadership. Hundreds of thousands of people died needlessly. Focusing on the crucial period from 1942 to 1945, and using a compelling narrative approach, Fire and Fury tells the story of the American and British bombing campaign through the eyes of those involved: military and civilian command in America, Britain, and Germany, aircrew in the sky, and civilians on the ground. Acclaimed historian Randall Hansen shows that the Commander-in-Chief of Bomber Command, Arthur Harris, was wedded to an outdated strategy whose success had never been proven; how area bombing not only failed to win the war, it probably prolonged it; and that the US campaign, which was driven by a particularly American fusion of optimism and morality, played an important and largely unrecognized role in delivering Allied victory. From the Hardcover edition.

Some People Called Frette

Author : Violet Johnson Petty
ISBN : WISC:89066143744
Genre : Reference
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Author : Mark Van Vugt
ISBN : 9780307358646
Genre : Psychology
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A groundbreaking, evolutionary science-based exploration of the history of leadership that explains how and why some men and women evolve into good or great leaders, and some do not. We are all leaders or followers — or both. We can recognise leadership in almost every area of life: in the workplace, among friends, within families, in politics and religion. But what makes a good or bad leader, and what makes an outstanding one? Selected examines how and why leadership has evolved over tens of thousands of years, and presents a bold and compelling new "mismatch hypothesis": the slowness of evolution means that there is a mismatch between modern leadership and the kind of leadership that our Stone Age brains are still wired for. This makes for all sorts of tendencies, problems and solutions that no author has yet discussed but that affect all aspects of our lives. Full of fascinating examples drawn from a diverse range of spheres, from politics and commerce to sport and culture, Selected explains why taller political candidates usually win, why women chief executives attract such hostility, why we like it when the boss asks after our children and what prime ministers and presidents can do to improve their chances of electoral success. This is the first book of its kind — reaching into business, psychology, politics and current affairs — to explore how leadership affects us all. It also offers the first truly scientific theory of leadership: where previous books have provided anecdote, it details empirical evidence. Selected provides deep insight into our personal and professional lives at a time when the world urgently needs to acknowledge great leadership. From the Hardcover edition.

Some People Some Other Place

Author : J. California Cooper
ISBN : 9780307427861
Genre : Fiction
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For generations Eula Too’s family has been making a journey North, year after year, step by painful step; and she’s determined to be the one to make it all the way to Chicago. In and out of school, taking care of her fourteen brothers and sisters, she can see no way out. But when a new family burden threatens to overwhelm her, she at last leaves for the city, only to find that her life gets even tougher. Ranging from the Deep South at the turn of the century, to a diverse contemporary town filled with people striving for a better life, Some People, Some Other Place is J. California Cooper at her irresistible, surprising best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hell S Too Good For Some People

Author : Dr. Larry Ivan Vass
ISBN : 9781450216623
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life has changed forever. The matriarch of the family has died; things will never be the same. All that is left is memories of a life well lived and preciously spent. Enter a world where challenges for survival never stop. Life looms large; anything and everything is possible. Lewis and Larry, two brothers growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia expereince outrageous adventures as they face down bulls and hide from bears, are supernaturally protected from snakes, come face to face with spooks, and become embroiled with witches. Age twelve is not only a magical age, but a near tragic age for the brothers and their only sister, Theoa. Lewis came close to losing his head when he was thrown from a tractor, Larry was nearly shot between the eyes by a twenty two bullet from a rifle misfire, and Theoa contracted a life changing virus known as poliomyelitis that left one of her legs shorter than the other. Their story is one of survival against all odds. Love, fear, adventure, hardship, and struggles push the brothers to new highs and lows. Even during the worst snow and ice storm recorded in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, the brothers are challenged not only to save some stranded cattle, but themselves. Join the two brothers as they overcome the missteps, mishaps, and misadventures in Hell's Too Good For Some People.


Author : Jeffrey Pfeffer
ISBN : 9780062010612
Genre : Business & Economics
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“Pfeffer [blends] academic rigor and practical genius into wonderfully readable text. The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide.” —Jim Collins, author of New York Times bestselling author Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall Some people have it, and others don’t—Jeffrey Pfeffer explores why in Power. One of the greatest minds in management theory and author or co-author of thirteen books, including the seminal business school text Managing With Power, Pfeffer shows readers how to succeed and wield power in the real world.

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