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The Son Also Rises

Author : Gregory Clark
ISBN : 9780691168371
Genre : Business & Economics
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"How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does this influence our children? More than we wish to believe! While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique -- tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods -- renowned economic historian Gregory Clark reveals that mobility rates are lower than conventionally estimated, do not vary across societies, and are resistant to social policies. The good news is that these patterns are driven by strong inheritance of abilities and lineage does not beget unwarranted advantage. The bad news is that much of our fate is predictable from lineage. Clark argues that since a greater part of our place in the world is predetermined, we must avoid creating winner-take-all societies."--Jacket.

The Son Also Rises

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ISBN : UOM:39015041098172
Genre : Korea (North)
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The Son Also Rises

Author : Faye B. Arnett
ISBN : 1588510514
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The book is composed of enlightening stories of every-day families who lived through teenage years with their boys. It is intended to entertain, teach, and comfort parents who feel that they are alone in their struggle with their son. Teenage boys separate from parents and achieve independence through action. Many must experience life directly, and often physically. The new hormones in their bodies together with an urgent need to become independent prompt boys to act, often without thought of consequence. Parents need to balance supporting and protecting their sons through this period with enough freedom to allow them to separate successfully and find their identity. The book is about normal boys as they move toward a responsible adulthood. It tells of many different families and sons, including the bright underachiever, the creative boy, the athlete, and twin boys.

The Son Also Rises

Author : Rhoda Jackson
ISBN : 9781682899441
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rhoda’s family passed down many stories to her about their lives and the things they witnessed. She learned from them that talking to someone that was there is priceless. Now that they are gone their stories still live on through her and may they live on after she’s gone through her book.

This Son Also Rises In The West

Author : Ihsan Rajab
ISBN : 9781462022250
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In This Son Also Rises in the West, Ihsan Rajab embarks upon his voyage, which begins in urban Newark, New Jersey, where he grew up in midst of the turbulent sixties,. It is the story of his search for the truth and inner peace in a world full of confusion and uncertainty. Through his struggles, changes, and exciting travel to seventeen countries, Rajab revisits the memories of his dysfunctional family. They are finally united by a spiritual thread of reflection, redemption, and belief. He credits his father’s love and ability to rise above his own imperfections as a determining factor in his growth from child to man. Through his father’s mistakes and imperfections, he learned many life lessons that are now part of him forever. His father’s wisdom instilled identity, purpose, and direction in him. He was inspired by his father’s uncompromising principles of self-discipline, self-determination, and perseverance through adversity and his own unwavering belief in God when there was nowhere else to turn. His powerful story strives to remove ignorance and confusion while journeying on the road to peace and salvation. A tale of a once “typical” African American family illustrates the choices its members have made and propels them along a new path of satisfaction to a bright and positive future.

Gender In Post 9 11 American Apocalyptic Tv

Author : Eve Bennett
ISBN : 9781501331091
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the years following 9/11, American TV developed a preoccupation with apocalypse. Science fiction and fantasy shows ranging from Firefly to Heroes, from the rebooted Battlestar Galactica to Lost, envisaged scenarios in which world-changing disasters were either threatened or actually took place. During the same period numerous commentators observed that the American media's representation of gender had undergone a marked regression, possibly, it was suggested, as a consequence of the 9/11 attacks and the feelings of weakness and insecurity they engendered in the nation's men. Eve Bennett investigates whether the same impulse to return to traditional images of masculinity and femininity can be found in the contemporary cycle of apocalyptic series, programmes which, like 9/11 itself, present plenty of opportunity for narratives of damsels-in-distress and heroic male rescuers. However, as this book shows, whether such narratives play out in the expected manner is another matter.

Douglas Fairbanks

Author : Jeffrey Vance
ISBN : 0520256670
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Douglas Fairbanks takes the full measure of the star's remarkable life. Jeffrey Vance bases his portrait on a rich array of sources, including Fairbanks's personal and professional papers and scrapbooks, newly available documentation and rediscovered films, and his own extensive interviews with those who knew or worked with Fairbanks. Engagingly written and sumptuously designed, with 237 photographs, the book goes beyond Fairbanks's public persona to thoroughly explore his art and his far-reaching influence."--BOOK JACKET.

The Sun Also Rises

Author : Ernest Hemingway
ISBN : OCLC:1019481279
Genre : Ashley, Brett (Fictitious character)
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Eyewitness To J Edgar Hoover S Fbi

Author : Richard C. Coffman
ISBN : 9781493178957
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The book is a memoir of youth experiences and acquaintances that made it possible to become a Special Agent of the FBI. The book includes accounts of my training and experiences in the Bureau from 1950-80. Described are significant personages that were fundamental to develop the maturity and philosophy necessary to pursue successfully my career. There is an in depth description of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and his Associate Director Clyde Tolson and the FBI they created. The memoir closes with my assessment of the national interests of the USA.

China S Igeneration

Author : Matthew D. Johnson
ISBN : 9781623568474
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is open access and available on It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. This innovative collection of essays on twenty-first century Chinese cinema and moving image culture features contributions from an international community of scholars, critics, and practitioners. Taken together, their perspectives make a compelling case that the past decade has witnessed a radical transformation of conventional notions of cinema. Following China's accession to the WTO in 2001, personal and collective experiences of changing social conditions have added new dimensions to the increasingly diverse Sinophone media landscape, and provided a novel complement to the existing edifice of blockbusters, documentaries, and auteur culture. The numerous 'iGeneration' productions and practices examined in this volume include 3D and IMAX films, experimental documentaries, animation, visual aides-mémoires, and works of pirated pastiche. Together, they bear witness to the emergence of a new Chinese cinema characterized by digital and, trans-media representational strategies, the blurring of private/public distinctions, and dynamic reinterpretations of the very notion of 'cinema' itself.

The Baker S Son

Author : Bert Cala
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A young man wants more than the family bakery has to offer. He wants high adventure. He wants to be a knight, but with a leviathan rampaging nearby he and his friends get into more combat then he had ever planned on.

New Essays On The Sun Also Rises

Author : Martin Linda Wagner
ISBN : 0521317878
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Sun Also Rises (1926) was Hemingway's first novel and is now widely considered to be the most important of his longer works of fiction. Written in an accessible style by prominent scholars, this collection of essays provides helpful and valuable insight for new readers and Hemingway specialists alike. Each essay is devoted to a major aspect of the novel: Hemingway's use of humor, the literary and historical context of the book, the atypically modern character of Brett Ashley, and recent approaches to issues of sexuality in the novel.

The Moral Arc

Author : Michael Shermer
ISBN : 9780805096934
Genre : Science
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

The Disappearance Of Mr James Phillimore

Author : Dan Andriacco
ISBN : 9781780924571
Genre : Fiction
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When popular mystery writer Sebastian McCabe agreed to take part in a literary debate in London, he had no clue that he would wind up as both investigator and suspect in the strangest case of his amateur sleuthing career. Arthur James Phillimore, investment guru to the stars and member of an elite Sherlock Holmes society, steps back into his home to fetch an umbrella one rainy day and is never seen alive again. The mystery is eerily evocative of one of Dr. Watson’s most famous untold tales, the disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore. But this Phillimore soon reappears – dead. Jeff Cody and Lynda Teal, also in London on the second leg of their honeymoon, get swept up in the bizarre case as well. From the home gym of a gorgeous movie star (the second Mrs. Phillimore) to the flying office an airline entrepreneur, they help McCabe chase down clues all over London. For the journalist Lynda, it’s a big story. For Jeff, it’s a big distraction from the joys of married life. Dogging them along the way is the shadow of Sherlock Holmes, the one subject that several of the characters have in common. The great detective is also a figure for whom Lynda – to Jeff’s dismay and consternation – evinces a growing fascination. Humor, romance, and mystery once again combine in an engaging McCabe-Cody adventure sure to delight the growing fan base of this series.


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Genre : Reference
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President Obama And Education Reform

Author : R. Maranto
ISBN : 9781137030931
Genre : Education
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This book offers a comprehensive analysis of President Obama's education agenda. Obama's reforms have drawn skepticism from supporters of traditional public schools. Robert Maranto and Michael McShane believe that the Obama-era reforms have led to successful innovation in both the private and public sector.

Always Compete

Author : Steve Bisheff
ISBN : 9781429962261
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Just when USC football was in the midst of a horrific slump, when skeptics began to say the scholarship limits had conspired to make it impossible to recapture its old glory, Coach Pete Carroll arrived to transform and invigorate the program with his own bristling energy and style. He quickly reestablished the Trojans not only as the dominant college football team in the Pac-10 but as the preeminent program in the country, and the most entertaining team in the sport. In the past seven years, Carroll has captured two National Championships, made an NCAA-record seven BCS bowl appearances, and produced three Heisman Trophy winners as well as more than thirty NFL draft picks, including seven in round number one. For the first time ever, author Steve Bisheff has been given exclusive access to coaches and players, their meetings, practices, and locker room, as well as one-on-one interviews with Coach Carroll himself. Always Compete is both a revealing look at the tactics and personality of one of college football's best coaches and a thrilling chronicle of the 2008 Trojans quest for another championship, culminating in their victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl.

The American People Volume 1

Author : Larry Kramer
ISBN : 9780374712976
Genre : Fiction
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The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.

100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Gordon Jones
ISBN : 9781623682811
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Most 76ers fans have attended a game at the Wells Fargo Center, seen highlights of a young Charles Barkley, and remember team’s trip to the 2001 NBA Finals. But only real fans can name the franchise’s 12 Hall of Famers, remember the future head coach who played guard for the team in the 1970s, or know all the words to “Here Come the Sixers”. 100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Gordon Jones reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is 76ers basketball. Scattered throughout the pages, you'll find pep talks, records, and Sixers lore to test your knowledge, including: * The franchise’s beginnings as the Syracuse Nationals before moving to Philadelphia in 1963 * Both NBA Champion Sixers teams—1966-67 led by Wilt Chamberlain and the 1982-83 led by Julius Erving and Moses Malone * The memorable Sixers teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s led by Barkley * Profiles of unforgettable Colts personalities such as Billy Cunningham, Allen Iverson, and Maurice Cheeks Whether you're a die-hard fan from the early days of Chamberlain and Dr. J or a new supporter of Jrue Holiday, this book contains everything 76ers fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime. If you bleed red, royal blue, and white, then 100 Things 76ers Fans is for you. It offers the chance to be certain you are knowledgeable about the most important facts about the team, the traditions, and what being a Sixers fan is all about.

The Thong Also Rises

Author : Jennifer L. Leo
ISBN : 9781932361827
Genre : Travel
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Too many travel guides are dry lists of attractions or portentous histories of a place. This isn't the case with The Thong Also Rises. Hot on the (high) heels of Sand in My Bra and Whose Panties Are These? comes this collection of the best in women’s travel and humor writing. These Ms-adventures take readers around the world and back again — and they’ll be happy to be reading rather than experiencing some of these adventures. Subjects include learning how to go to the bathroom with a pig in Thailand, trying to explain that sex toy to customs while Mother is watching, attending naked wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day in Jamaica, conquering that consuming fear of wooden puppets with a visit to Prague, boarding a crusty old Soviet Bomber in Laos, and more. Contributors include such notable writers and comedians as Jill Connor Browne, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Notaro, Wendy Dale, and Ayun Halliday.

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