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The Pig and the Skyscraper

The Pig and the Skyscraper

Chicago : a History of Our Future

  • Author: Marco D'Eramo
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859844984
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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D'Eramo presents an invigorating history that transforms the way we think about the city and the development of American capitalism.

The Rise of Western Power

The Rise of Western Power

A Comparative History of Western Civilization

  • Author: Jonathan Daly
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441144757
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds-two frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutions-social, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.

Subcultures

Subcultures

Cultural Histories and Social Practice

  • Author: Ken Gelder
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134181264
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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This book presents a cultural history of subcultures, covering a remarkable range of subcultural forms and practices. It begins with London’s ‘Elizabethan underworld’, taking the rogue and vagabond as subcultural prototypes: the basis for Marx’s later view of subcultures as the lumpenproletariat, and Henry Mayhew’s view of subcultures as ‘those that will not work’. Subcultures are always in some way non-conforming or dissenting. They are social - with their own shared conventions, values, rituals, and so on – but they can also seem ‘immersed’ or self-absorbed. This book identifies six key ways in which subcultures have generally been understood: through their often negative relation to work: idle, parasitical, hedonistic, criminal their negative or ambivalent relation to class their association with territory - the ‘street’, the ‘hood’, the club - rather than property their movement away from home into non-domestic forms of ‘belonging’ their ties to excess and exaggeration (as opposed to restraint and moderation) their refusal of the banalities of ordinary life and in particular, of massification. Subcultures looks at the way these features find expression across many different subcultural groups: from the Ranters to the riot grrrls, from taxi dancers to drag queens and kings, from bebop to hip hop, from dandies to punk, from hobos to leatherfolk, and from hippies and bohemians to digital pirates and virtual communities. It argues that subcultural identity is primarily a matter of narrative and narration, which means that its focus is literary as well as sociological. It also argues for the idea of a subcultural geography: that subcultures inhabit places in particular ways, their investment in them being as much imaginary as real and, in some cases, strikingly utopian.

Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2014

Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2014

  • Author: Not For Tourists
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1628735813
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9860
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The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago divides Chi-Town into sixty mapped neighborhoods. Every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago’s art scene. The book also includes: · A foldout highway map · Sections on the North Side, Near North Side, Near West Side, the Greater Loop, the South Side, and Greater Chicago · More than 150 neighborhood and city maps · Details on bookstores and landmarks It’s the only key to the Windy City that Rahm Emanuel can’t give you.

The Purple Pig and Other Miracles

The Purple Pig and Other Miracles

  • Author: Dick Eastman
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • ISBN: 1616382376
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 233
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In the 1960s and 1970s a root of prayer was born from the prayers of Dick and Dee Eastman, who established a house of prayer in Sacramento where young people would give a year of their lives to pray for souls to be saved. Today, Every Home for Christ has reached 205 nations and more than 75 million decisions to follow Christ have been made. More than 150,000 house churches have been started by EHC, and over 80 million discipleship courses completed. Now, an average of 35,000 decisions are being made to follow Jesus Christ every day, through the work of EHC. They are sharing the gospel of Jesus with 900,000 individuals in 180,000 homes each day.

Old Men in Love

Old Men in Love

  • Author: Alasdair Gray
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408856379
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Men in Love, like The Arabian Nights, is about a storyteller whose stories contain other stories. As in Alasdair Gray's Lanark, 1982 Janine, Poor Things, and The Book of Prefaces, this one has many styles of narrative and location. Periclean Athens, Renaissance Florence, Victorian Somerset mingle with Britain under the New Labour Party, viewed from the West End of Glasgow. More than 50% is fact and the rest possible, but must be read to be believed.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

  • Author: Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1596988061
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 533
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As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self–made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller were robber–barons and corporate polluters. Instead of honoring great men from America’s past, kids today now idolize rock stars, pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities. In his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes, author Brion McClanahan rescues the legendary deeds of the greatest Americans and shows why we ought to venerate heroes like Captain John Smith, adventurer Daniel Boone, General Robert E. Lee and many more. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes not only resuscitates America’s forgotten heroes, but sheds light on the Left’s most cherished figures, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Kennedys. With biting wit and devastating detail, McClanahan strikes back against the multicultural narrative peddled by liberal historians who make heroes out of pop culture icons and corrupt politicians. In America’s hour of peril, McClanahan’s book is a timely and entertaining call to remember the heritage of this great nation and the heroes who built it.

The Collected Stories Of T.Coraghessan Boyle

The Collected Stories Of T.Coraghessan Boyle

  • Author: T.C. Boyle
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1783781416
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 621
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T. Coraghessan Boyle is regarded as one of America's greatest living short-story writers. This publication brings together all his stories into one volume.

Schooling in the Age of Austerity

Schooling in the Age of Austerity

Urban Education and the Struggle for Democratic Life

  • Author: A. Means
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137032057
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 186
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Through a case study in a Chicago public school, Means demonstrates that, despite the fragmentation of human security in low-income and racially segregated public schools, there exist positive social relations, knowledge, and desire for change that can be built upon to promote more secure and equitable democratic futures for young people.

The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

  • Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101158328
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat Who mysteries presents a fantastic collection of feline fiction which includes fourteen short stories about kitties who just can’t keep their whiskers out of trouble... Filled with furballs like a courageous Siamese who bags a cunning cat burglar, a country kitty who proves a stumbling block in a violent murder, and an intuitive feline whose premonition helps solve the case of the missing antiques dealer, this collection will delight cat lovers and mystery aficionados alike! This Collection Includes: Phut Phat Concentrates • Weekend of the Big Puddle • The Fluppie Phenomenon • The Hero of Drummond Street • The Mad Museum Mouser • The Dark One • East Side Story • Tipsy and the Board of Health • A Cat Named Conscience • SuSu and the 8:30 Ghost • Stanley and Spook • A Cat Too Small for His Whiskers • The Sin of Madame Phloi • Tragedy on New Year’s Eve

Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini

Painting in Film, Painting on Film

  • Author: Hava Aldouby
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442669594
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 208
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Federico Fellini professed a desire to create “an entire film made of immobile pictures.” In this study, Hava Aldouby uses this quotation as a launching point to analyze Fellini’s films as sequences of “pictures” that draw extensively on art history, and particularly painting, as a reservoir of visual imagery. Aldouby employs an innovative pictorial approach that allows her to uncover a wealth of visual evocations overlooked by Fellini scholars over the years. Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film sheds light on the intertextual links between Fellini’s films and the works of various artists, from Velazquez to Francis Bacon, by identifying references to specific paintings in his films. Using new archival evidence from Fellini’s private library, brought to light for the first time here, Aldouby draws out Fellini’s in-depth knowledge of art history and his systematic employment of art-historical allusions.

Gold Mine

Gold Mine

  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330467824
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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'Big King was at the shaft station when they heard the water coming. It sounded like an express train in a tunnel, a dull bellow of irresistible power. The water was pushing the air from the drive ahead of it, so that a hurricane of wind came roaring from the mouth of the drive, blowing out a cloud of dust and loose rubbish.' In Gold Mine, an exciting adventure from Wilbur Smith, ambitious and hard-living mining expert Rod Ironsides knows that the general managership of the Sonder Ditch gold mine is the chance of a lifetime. But the price of unquestioning obedience to the coldly obsessive genius of Dr Manfred Steyner proves impossible to pay. Both men are but unwitting tools of powerful people - for whom the control of a gold mine is only part of a dangerous plan which includes the destruction of the very mine itself . . .

Cross-Cultural Analysis

Cross-Cultural Analysis

The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures

  • Author: Michael Minkov
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452278857
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 504
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Cross-Cultural Analysis is the sequel to Culture's Consequences, the classic work published by Geert Hofstede, one of the most influential management thinkers in today's times. Hofstede's original work introduced a new research paradigm in cross-cultural analysis: studying cultural differences through nation-level dimensions (complex variables defined by intercorrelated items). This paradigm has been subsequently used by hundreds of prominent scholars all over the world and has produced solid results. This new text takes the next step: It critically examines in one comprehensive volume the current, prevalent approaches to cross-cultural analysis at the level of nations that have been developed since Hofstede's work, offering students and researchers the theoretical and practical advantages and potential pitfalls of each method. The book is structured into four distinct parts. Parts I and II focus on the main theoretical and statistical issues in cross-cultural analysis using Hofstede's approach and the different research methods now associated with it. Part II consists of presentations of all well-known (and some lesser known) large-scale cross-cultural studies since Hofstede's work that have explained cross-cultural variation in terms of dimensional models. Part III summarizes the main conclusions to be drawn from the presentations in Part II and l explains how the proposed models have contributed to our practical understanding of cross-cultural diversity.

Quiet Warriors

Quiet Warriors

Veteran's Military Service Memories

  • Author: Blake E. Edwards
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465332103
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 148
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"Military veterans are usually "Quiet Warriors" when it comes to talking about their service experiences. It is hard to get most of them to tell anyone about what they went through. For those who will sometimes talk about their realities, the talking is cautiously done most easily among and with other veterans. The editor of this short book had the privilege of sharing these stories as they were written and given to him. As to be expected, each story is an insider, up-close account of what military life looks like to the people who gave the service." Blake E. Edwards

The Kray Files

The Kray Files

The True Story of Britain's Most Notorious Murderers

  • Author: Colin Fry
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1780573979
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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When Ron and Reg Kray were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1968, most people thought that was the last they'd hear of two of the most notorious and vicious criminals Britain has ever produced. Instead, the twins and their evil doings have since achieved almost iconic status. Simultaneously, they have become 'Ronnie and Reggie', cuddly Robin Hood characters, little more than a couple of bad lads who loved their mum. The Kray Files is an explosive investigative work which strips away the myths that have grown up around the brothers. It examines why the twins were put away, the true extent of their crimes and the truth about the last 30 years, which Ron and Reg spent at the expense of the country while making a quiet fortune through duplicitous dealings from behind bars. It looks at why their brother Charlie turned to drugs as his only way out of a life of deprivation and misery, and tries to discover the reason why some women have found the Krays fatally attractive. For the first time ever, The Kray Files goes behind the scenes, painting a vivid picture of the brothers' world through psychological profiling, studying the sociology of the East End of London with the help of academics, and investigating the violent legacy the brothers have left behind.

Pig's Court America: Paperback Edition

Pig's Court America: Paperback Edition

  • Author: Elias Sassoon
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557212359
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 220
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The novel follows Bernard (Bernie) Courtman, an obese glutton who is also a shyster, fool, sociopath, and philosopher. A remarkable egotist, Bernie's the ultimate salesman who peddles the world's inconsequential on street corners everywhere. When not doing that, he's manipulating our bankruptcy laws and credit regulations to fill his coffers and finance his other schemes. Utilizing assumed names, using forged signatures, stolen credit card and social security numbers, he changes identities as he swindles across America. Constantly in flight from the authorities, he still has time for romantic adventures. Yet, this vagabond is not all bad. While in the midst of his exploits, he makes time to succor the helpless and bring joy to the joyless. Pig's Court America is a comedic examination of society's wayward economic system and mores that offers a running social commentary. This includes an exploration of our misplaced materialism, and its results.

Gone Tomorrow

Gone Tomorrow

The Hidden Life of Garbage

  • Author: Heather Rogers
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • ISBN: 1595585729
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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Eat a take-out meal, buy a pair of shoes, or read a newspaper, and you’re soon faced with a bewildering amount of garbage. The United States is the planet’s number-one producer of trash. Each American throws out 4.5 pounds daily. But garbage is also a global problem; the Pacific Ocean is today six times more abundant with plastic waste than zooplankton. How did we end up with this much rubbish, and where does it all go? Journalist and filmmaker Heather Rogers answers these questions by taking readers on a grisly, oddly fascinating tour through the underworld of garbage. Said to "read like a thriller" (Library Journal), Gone Tomorrow excavates the history of rubbish handling from the 1800s to the present, pinpointing the roots of today’s waste-addicted society. With a "lively authorial voice" (New York Press), Rogers draws connections between modern industrial production, consumer culture, and our throwaway lifestyle. She also investigates controversial topics like the politics of recycling and the export of trash to poor countries, while offering a potent argument for change.

Ultimate Food Journeys

Ultimate Food Journeys

  • Author: DK Publishing
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 1409387356
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
  • View: 978
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Ultimate Food Journeys is the essential 'what to eat where' guide for foodies who love to travel and for travellers who love to eat. DK's ultimate gastronomic tour of the globe reveals the origins of the world's most famous dishes and the best places to eat them. From Boeuf Bourgignon in France to Tapas in Spain and soul food in Louisiana to tacos in Mexico, this beautifully illustrated book is arranged continent by continent with clear maps and mouth-watering photography. Expert authors introduce destinations and select the best or most interesting things to eat, uncovering the origins of the dish and exploring the ingredients. They recommend the best places to eat the area's speciality, chosen for the quality of the cooking, as well as the experience of dining there. Ultimate Food Journeys makes finding the ideal foodie getaway easier than ever. Search by time of year, type of vacation, type of food or simply flick through the pages and be inspired. Take a taste-bud led tour of the world with Ultimate Food Journeys.

Steel and Iron

Steel and Iron

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industrial arts
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