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Far And Away

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9781476795065
Genre : Literary Collections
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From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays” (Vanity Fair). Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. From his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, these “meaty dispatches…are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner’s globe-trotting adventures” (Elle). Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences: “You will not only know the world better after having seen it through Solomon’s eyes, you will also care about it more” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Far From The Tree

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9780743236720
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

The Noonday Demon

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9781451676884
Genre : Psychology
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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

The Reckoning

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9781476793146
Genre : Literary Collections
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First published in The New Yorker, “Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it—it’s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There aren’t any answers. And that’s what makes this all so impossible, and Solomon’s journalism so essential” (Salon.com). “Both parents loved Adam. Neither parent imagined or wanted their child’s horrific end. This is why what Peter Lanza did by sharing his story with Andrew Solomon is so important. Lanza’s story fills important gaps in our understanding of how a beloved child became a killer—and reminds us as a society that we have an obligation to help families and children before they find themselves on irreversible paths of violence” (Time).

The Eu And Sudan

Author : Stationery Office (Great Britain)
ISBN : 0108473511
Genre : Law
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In this report the European Union Committee states that South Sudan needs the EU to invest time, finance and practical resources if it is to become a viable state following its declaration of independence on 9 July. The Committee concludes that there is a "high risk" that South Sudan will fail as a state. Its report calls on the EU to prioritise joining together with the United Nations, African Union and United States to resolve the most urgent issues threatening South Sudan's stability in order to avoid this. The Committee urges the EU to focus on four areas if the turning point of South Sudan's independence is not to be a missed opportunity for peace after decades of civil war: (1) the EU and international community must act together to calm violent inflammatory situations and to settle questions still in dispute between the North and South over debt, borders, citizenship And The distribution of oil revenues; (2) the EU must urgently establish the structures it needs to play a constructive role in South Sudan; (3) in the North the EU must find innovative ways to continue its development aid, despite the difficulties caused by the government of Sudan's lack of co-operation with the International Criminal Court; (4) the EU must not squander the respected role it has established for itself in supporting peacebuilding in Sudan - it must strengthen its measures against small arms proliferation and enforce its arms embargo.

Egypt On The Brink

Author : Tarek Osman
ISBN : 9780300181760
Genre : History
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Famous until the 1950s for its religious pluralism and extraordinary cultural heritage, Egypt is now seen as an increasingly repressive and divided land, home of the Muslim Brotherhood and an opaque regime headed by the aging President Mubarak. In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in 1954. He examines Egypt’s central role in the development of the two crucial movements of the period, Arab nationalism and radical Islam; the increasingly contentious relationship between Muslims and Christians; and perhaps most important of all, the rift between the cosmopolitan elite and the mass of the undereducated and underemployed population, more than half of whom are aged under thirty. This is an essential guide to one of the Middle East’s most important but least understood states.

On The Brink

Author : Rod Parsley
ISBN : 0785268081
Genre : Religion
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The author confronts the "Spirit of the Age"--or the new demonism--head on, showing readers how to resist temptation and evil while fulfilling God's commandments on Earth. Original.

Daily Report

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105217545024
Genre : Africa, North
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Report From The Select Committee On The Establishment Of A Diamond Cutting Industry In South Africa

Author : South Africa. Committee on Diamond Cutting Industry
ISBN : NYPL:33433084027444
Genre : Nature
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Annual Report

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173014323625
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