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Gang of Four - 2826741582

115,94 zł

Gang of Four Chin Music Press

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Seattle's Gang of Four changed the face of the city in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s by bringing four ethnic groups together in battle against city powerbrokers over development, poverty, fishing rights, and gentrification. The four leaders learned quickly that working together provided greater results than working apart. This is the story of a powerful political alliance and lifelong friendships forged through sit-ins, protest rallies, and other acts of civil disobedience. "We got very good at occupying buildings," remarked one of the Gang. Bob Santos and Gary Iwamoto recall how a Native American, Asian American, African American, and Mexican American came together to fight for their neighborhoods and their people. Bob Santos has spent most of his life in the International District of Seattle. He grew up in the N.P. Hotel with his widowed father, Sammy Santos, a professional prizefighter. He was hired in 1972 to lead the International District Improvement Association (Inter*Im). During his tenure at Inter*Im, Santos organized property owners, businesses, residents, and activists from the Asian American community to preserve the neighborhood and build new housing. Gary Iwamoto is a regular contributing writer for the International Examiner, an Asian Pacific Islander community newspaper. He has written several plays, notably Miss Minidoka 1943, which was produced by the Northwest Asian American Theater. He and Bob Santos also wrote Humbows, Not Hot Dogs in 2002.


Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2846246553

11,15 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23


Discovering America as it is - 2841666880

101,61 zł

Discovering America as it is Clarity Press

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America's Extreme Capitalism Wreaked Havoc on the American People -- Even Before the Bubble Burst DISCOVERING AMERICA AS IT IS, is a monumental study of the devastating effect American-style capitalism has been having on the American people -- even before the onslaught of recession. It raises serious questions not only concerning America's role as a leading model for development, but even as to its future capacity to compete due to the deterioration of its human capital resulting from anti-social domestic policies. During the era of the Soviet Union, many human rights dissidents turned to the United States to champion their cause. Many even emigrated to the USA. Few, however, have expressed the disappointment that awaited them there, and fewer still have publicly exposed their view of human rights as practiced in the U.S.. That fact, in itself, would make Discovering America As It Is an important book, written by a journalist who was expelled from the USSR for human rights activities on behalf of his native Lithuania, and who, upon arriving in America, shared a political platform with such leaders of the American Republican Party as Newt Gingrich and Phil Gramm. "America remains the destination of choice for those who wish to emigrate from their own countries. It is still like a mysterious enchantress to many," Anelauskas writes. "I write this book for them. I have now spent ten years observing American society. Not only observing, but studying, analyzing and comparing it to other societies. When I lived in the Soviet Union, I thought that the Soviet communist system was the worst possible social order. The more I scrutinize American reality, the more I realize that they are like two ends of the same stick..." Ten years' observation of American reality has led Anelauskas to conclude that the U.S. extreme capitalist system poses an even greater threat than Soviet mock-communism to the well-being of the world. He paints an extraordinary portrait of the America he discovered -- the America as it exists for most Americans. While it has been argued that capitalism in Russia failed because the Russians "didn't know how to do it," in the United States, the veritable beacon of world capitalism, capitalism does not appear to be working for most people, either -- even before the bubble burst. America's two-decades-long love affair with its free market gurus has gutted the body politic, leaving the American Dream of prosperity for the ordinary man little more than a charade the U.S. corporate, media and government elite successfully fronts to a credulous world. Twelve highly-documented chapters -- on poverty, crime, health, education, homelessness, the deterioration of the family, income inequities and the replacement of welfare by workfare -- detail the public disarray which results from an unfettered system of great wealth where the rich determine the social priorities. Even more telling than the comparison of American capitalism with communism, an issue which may -- or may not -- be moot, Anelauskas' book ceaselessly poses this question: Does capitalism have to weigh upon its people so mercilessly -- or is the American version more extreme, more pitiless than that of other industrialized nations? In thousands of citations, Anelauskas documents the precipitous plunge in living standards of American citizens, measured not only against the standards enjoyed by citizens in other capitalist countries in the industrialized world, but against their own past levels. Among the many searing results: in all categories that measure economic equity, citizens of all other industrialized countries generally fare better than do Americans. This blistering reality is culled from innumerable researches by international organizations, domestic and international NGOs, independent U.S. think tanks, journalists, scholars, and even from American government sources, documented in over 80 pages of endnotes. While most critiques focus on one social sector or another, this multidimensional study brings them all together, and the impact is staggering. What this book enables us to grasp -- intellectually and emotionally -- is the predatory and wasteful operation of unbridled capitalism in its systemic dimensions, and the needless, preventable injury it wreaks upon millions. The linkages between government, wealth, poverty and policy, the conflicts between elite interest and collective well-being, clarify as we read. Here are just a few of many mind-catching findings scattered liberally throughout the book: An American child has one chance in 432 of becoming a doctor -- but one chance in five of growing up illiterate. One in four Americans working full time does not earn enough to stay above the official poverty line. "Food insecure households" add up to over 34 million people. The notion that stock ownership is widespread in America is absolutely false -- the bottom 90 percent of Americans own 15.6 percent of stocks (including through mutual funds), while the bottom eighty percent only own three percent! Anelauskas' ominous thirteenth chapter, "The New World Order Takes Shape," elaborates the socio-military resources and paradigms which serve to entrench and extend American hegemony, as it seeks to deflect global efforts to institute the rule of international law, and to turn the world back to the rule of force. From the expropriation of Indian lands, and the exploitation of African labor, to a taste for empire which spread to the continental rim, then jumped across many waters in a hundred-year history of invasions all around the globe, culminating at last in the hegemonic military-economic grip on the world by what many in the Third World view as a Rogue Superpower -- from domestic colonialism to imperial America -- this is America as it is.


Did Desert Shield lead to Desert Hate? A Case Study of Anti-Americanism in Saudi Arabia - 2844571184

386,74 zł

Did Desert Shield lead to Desert Hate? A Case Study of Anti-Americanism in Saudi Arabia Anchor Academic Publishing

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This book is a critical analysis of potential Arab/Islamic anti-Americanism in Saudi Arabia. The significance of the Gulf War of 1990/1991 and the resulting stationing of US troops inside the Saudi kingdom for the Arab/Islamic anti-Americanism will be analyzed. Hereby, this project seeks to investigate whether the reactions to the American presence in Saudi Arabia and the broader Arab/Islamic region are of anti-American nature or whether they reveal other proprieties. With the help of various Arabic and American sources the research question is approached and compared from both sides. The inclusion of Arabic sources of Saudi opposition leaders allows this book to examine which leitmotifs dominate the discourse on American soldiers in Saudi Arabia.§Overall, four main reactions are identified and discussed with the means of a qualitative analysis: Foreigners and disbelievers in Saudi Arabia, opposition to the Saudi royal family, an exploitation of anti-Americanism, and a liberal movement. The resulting main themes lead to this book s thesis: an anti-American characterization of the reactions to the American troop presence during the Gulf War is a questionable simplification of the situation.


Copa Libertadores de América - 2834683206

74,42 zł

Copa Libertadores de América Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Chapters: Copa Libertadores, Records and statistics of the Copa Libertadores, Historical Table of the Copa Libertadores, 2008 Copa Libertadores, 2009 Copa Libertadores, 1966 Copa Libertadores, 1968 Copa Libertadores, List of Copa Libertadores winners, 2006 Copa Libertadores, 1992 Copa Libertadores, History of the Copa Libertadores, 2000 Copa Libertadores, 2001 Copa Libertadores, 2007 Copa Libertadores, 2005 Copa Libertadores, 1962 Copa Libertadores, 1964 Copa Libertadores, 1960 Copa Libertadores, 1991 Copa Libertadores, 2004 Copa Libertadores, 2002 Copa Libertadores, 1965 Copa Libertadores, 1989 Copa Libertadores, 2003 Copa Libertadores, 1973 Copa Libertadores, 1997 Copa Libertadores, 1979 Copa Libertadores, 1961 Copa Libertadores, 1996 Copa Libertadores, 1998 Copa Libertadores, 1963 Copa Libertadores, 1999 Copa Libertadores, List of Copa Libertadores top scorers, 1981 Copa Libertadores, 1995 Copa Libertadores, Qualifying method of Copa Libertadores in Argentina, List of Copa Libertadores winning managers, 1972 Copa Libertadores, 1976 Copa Libertadores, 1990 Copa Libertadores, List of Copa Libertadores broadcasters, 1970 Copa Libertadores, 1977 Copa Libertadores, 1994 Copa Libertadores, 1993 Copa Libertadores, 1967 Copa Libertadores, 1985 Copa Libertadores, 1983 Copa Libertadores, 2012 Copa Libertadores, 2006 Copa Libertadores First Stage, 1969 Copa Libertadores, 1971 Copa Libertadores, 1974 Copa Libertadores, 1986 Copa Libertadores, 1987 Copa Libertadores, 1978 Copa Libertadores, 1975 Copa Libertadores, 1984 Copa Libertadores, 1982 Copa Libertadores, 1980 Copa Libertadores, List of Copa Libertadores winning players, List of Copa Libertadores Appearances, 1988 Copa Libertadores. Excerpt: The Copa Santander Libertadores de América, known simply as the Copa Libertadores and originally known as the Copa Campeones de América, is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960. It is the most prestigious club competition in South American football and one of the most watched events in the world, broadcast in 135 nations worldwide. The tournament is named in honor of the Libertadores (Portuguese and Spanish for Liberators), the main leaders of the South American wars of independence. The competition has had several different formats over its lifetime. Initially, only the champions of the South American leagues participated. In 1966, the runners-up of the South American leagues began to join; in 1998, Mexican teams were invited to compete. Today at least three clubs per country compete in the tournament, while Argentina and Brazil each have five clubs participating. Traditionally, a group stage has always been used but the amount of teams per group has varied several times. The tournament consists of six stages. In the present format, it begins in early February with the first stage. The six surviving teams from the first stage join 26 teams in the second stage, in which there are eight groups consisting of four teams each. The eight group winners and eight runners-up enter the final four stages, better known as the knockout stages, which ends with the finals anywhere between June and August. The winner of the Copa Libertadores becomes eligible to play in two extra tournaments: the FIFA Club World Cup and the Recopa Sudamericana. The reigning champion of the competition is Brazilian club Internacional. Argentine club Independiente is the most successful club in the cup history, h...


North to Aztlan - 2847576446

169,03 zł

North to Aztlan Harlan Davidson Inc

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Contemporary observers often quip that the American Southwest has become "Mexicanized," but this view ignores the history of the region as well as the social reality. Mexican people and their culture have been continuously present in the territory for the past four hundred years, and Mexican Americans were actors in United States history long before the national media began to focus on them--even long before an international border existed between the United States and Mexico. North to Aztlan, an inclusive, readable, and affordable survey history, explores the Indian roots, culture, society, lifestyles, politics, and art of Mexican Americans and the contributions of the people to and their influence on American history and the mainstream culture. Though cognizant of changing interpretations that divide scholars, Drs. De Leon and Griswold del Castillo provide a holistic vision of the development of Mexican American society, one that attributes great importance to immigration (before and after 1900) and the ongoing influence of new arrivals on the evolving identity of Mexican Americans. Also showcased is the role of gender in shaping the cultural and political history of La Raza, as exemplified by the stories of outstanding Mexicana and Chicana leaders as well as those of largely unsung female heros, among them ranch and business owners and managers, labor leaders, community activists, and artists and writers. In short, readers will come away from this extensively revised and completely up-to-date second edition with a new understanding of the lives of a people who currently compose the largest minority in the nation. Completely revised, re-edited, and redesigned, featuring a great many new photographs and maps, North to Aztlan is certain to take its rightful place as the best college-level survey text of Americans of Mexican descent on the market today.


Knights of the Labarum - 2843500021

46,25 zł

Knights of the Labarum Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from Knights of the Labarum: Being Studies in the Lives of Judson, Duff, Mackenzie and Mackay The author hopes that in addition to a mastery Of these outline facts, the user will read the fuller, and hence more living and interesting, volumes from which he has derived most of his information. Several readings have been sug gested by chapter or page'at the close Of each chapter, and in classes some of these, at least, should be read and re ported upon as valuable side-light material. Only thus can the greatest profit be derived from these studies. Leaders Of classes should possess a full biography Of each of the lives outlined e, and the following are suggested as the best now in pri The Life of Adoniram Judson,by his son, Edward Judson, 1883, A. D. F. Randolph Co., New York; the two-volume-in-one edition, published by the American Tract Society Of New York, Of The Life Of Alexander Duff, D. D., LL. George Smith, LL. D., 1879; John Kenneth Mackenzie, Medical Miss ionary to China, by Mrs Bryson, Fleming H. Revell Company, New York and Chicago; and, A. M. Mackay, Pioneer Missionary Of the Church Missionary Society to Uganda, by his Sister, 1890, A. C. Armstrong Son, New York. The principal reason why these four have been chosen from among the many mighty men on the mission field is that they represent four different lines of missionary effort, as well as four different countries. A broader view Of missionary life is thus secured than would have been the case if representatives of one land or Of one phase Of work were studied. This will partly account for the omission Of some missionaries equally famous, though additional rea sons for choosing these rather than others have also been Operative. Thus the latter part Of Lifingstone's life, like that Of Dr Peter Parker's, was only indirectly missionary, and both had severed their connection with missionary or ganizations. Again, Bishop Patteson and Dr Paton are omitted, because both of them labored in a field which has comparatively little connectional interest for American stu dents, while in the case Of Dr Paton, an additional reason for neglecting so marvelous a life is the fact that it has not yet reached its completion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions - 2826726064

118,55 zł

Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Wiley

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How many salespeople (and managers) are not realizing their fullest potential? What stands in the way to greater performance isn't something they don't have but something they don't get consistently: effective coaching . Unfortunately; most managers don't deliver consistent, effective coaching or have the coaching skills needed to make a long term, positive impact on their salespeople's performance. They act as Chief Problem Solvers and get far too involved in fixing their people's problems; then get frustrated about their salespeople's inability to improve. Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions provides a proven coaching framework used by the world's leading sales organizations so that managers can confidently facilitative powerful, engaging coaching conversations that help you reach your business objectives -- faster and win more sales today. Winner of 6 International Best Book Awards , this book has already been endorsed by dozens of top sales organizations such as Microsoft, Oracle, Google, American Express, IBM, PepsiCo, The New York Rangers, The New York Knicks and thought leaders including Brian Tracy, Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, Denis Waitley and Tony Alessandra, Tony Parinello and Jill Konrath as the number one book on sales coaching and management coach training. Sales training alone is not enough . Your people can't always diagnose their own skill deficiencies, nor can they coach themselves out of a slump. Managers focus on spreadsheets and treat symptoms instead of uncovering the root cause , so similar problems persist. Good coaching taps into people's individuality and motivation, builds confidence & fosters deeper accountability. Four main barriers to effective coaching that inhibits consistent sales growth are: 1. Managers focus on what's going on (unproductive behaviors/activity) but don't uncover exactly why it's happening. As such, they fail to get to the root cause of a situation, which results in costly, time consuming repetitive conversations. 2. Managers coach in their own image ("It worked for me") instead of tapping into people's individuality. 3. Managers are compelled to provide the quick answers rather than empower people to create their own solutions . 4. Managers are typically good at strategy but often struggle with being a strategic communicator . That is, delivering a compelling, engaging message that creates authentic buy in and commitment around any changes or new initiatives. The solution to winning more sales isn't more sales training but better coaching. Good coaching embeds and sustains the behavioral changes you want in your people that generates desired, sustained long term results. When managers become better coaches and learn how to coach their people around best practices and core competencies, it makes your sales training stick. Coaching then becomes your competitive edge to foster long term, positive changes in behavior. With Keith Rosen's award winning book, you'll get your salespeople and managers to perform better -- guaranteed. The top leaders know how to coach their teams by using a tactical coaching model that is easy to deploy on a consistent basis in order to protect and maximize the potential of the company's greatest investment, their people. Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions is what executives and managers need to develop their own executive sales coaching skills and strategy; the missing discipline amongst leadership. This book will teach managers how to boost sales efficiency, quickly turnaround an underperformer, eliminate hours from your workload and integrate a proven, step by step internal coaching framework to most effectively hire and retain top talent. This book is for any sales manager, executive and business owner looking to maximize team productivity through executive sales coaching. You will discover how to master your coaching skills and deploy an internal coaching program, enabling you to : Conduct an effective deal/pipeline review that and improves forecast accuracy and uncovers new selling opportunities. Make the transition from high performing salesperson to high performing sales manager . Handle difficult conversations, and difficult employees without collateral damage or being held hostage by your people. Create alignment with people you have to influence (partners, stakeholders, non-directs, peers, account executives, PAMs) Position coaching to create a positive perception and eliminate any resistance people may feel around being coached. Coach and consistently motivate the top, mid and underperformer -- with great confidence. Utilize a proven coaching framework to impact performance immediately . ( L.E.A.D.S. Coaching Framework(t);) Master the language of leaders, The Art of Enrollment to create buy in and deeper engagement without pushback. Conduct effective observation sessions and deliver feedback that leads to a positive change in behavior . Stop micro-managing and eliminate the heavy burden of dependency that traditional management styles create. Make the shift from a fear based, reactionary, toxic culture to a coaching culture that fosters full accountability .


Meritocracy Quartet - 2853287165

64,81 zł

Meritocracy Quartet Haus Publishing

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Jeffrey Lewis is an American author whose most influential and wildly popular writing went unread by his many devoted fans and supporters. Instead, they watched Hill Street Blues in their millions, the revolutionary series that introduced an unprecedented realism to American television. Lewis's name appeared in its writing credits more than eighty times. Following the show's conclusion, Lewis withdrew to write novels. Suddenly, his rich and complex relationship with American culture, upon which his writing has drawn as deeply as it has influenced the contemporary land- scape of American narrative, required a new kind of telling. In an ambitious departure, Lewis conceived a four- novel series, each of which would follow the leaders of American culture through a decade of their lives, thereby tracing the very substance of America's contemporary history through its unfolding. The series, now for the first time available in one volume and as an ebook, is a sweeping meditation on his generation, and where it has led America, from the sixties to the turn of the century.'Lewis is a master.' - Washington Post


United States Secret Service - 2847572564

751,83 zł

United States Secret Service Nova Science Publishers Inc

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Book CD-ROM. The United States Secret Service (USSS) is tasked with a zero-failure mission: to protect the President and other protectees at all costs. For most of its existence, USSS has strived to complete that mission while simultaneously garnering the respect and admiration of the American people. Secret Service agents and officers earned a reputation as stoic and impervious guardians of our governments most important leaders. The American publics respect for the agency diminished following the April 2012 prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, which attracted significant media attention and exposed systemic problems within the agency. Since then, several incidents have made it abundantly clear that USSS is in crisis. The agencys weaknesses have been exposed by a series of security failures at the White House, during presidential visits, and at the residences of other officials, including Vice President Biden and former presidents of the United States. The Committees investigation found that problems that undermine USSSs protective mission predate and postdate the misconduct in Cartagena. The Committee also found that at times agency leaders have provided incomplete and inaccurate information to Congress. This book examines four incidents in detail: a November 11, 2011, incident where an individual fired several shots at the White House from a semiautomatic rifle; the April 2012 misconduct in Cartagena, Colombia; a September 16, 2014, incident at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, where an armed contract security guard with a violent arrest history rode in an elevator with President Obama and later breached the Presidents security formation; and a March 4, 2015, incident where two intoxicated senior USSS officials including a top official on the Presidents protective detailinterfered with a crime scene involving a bomb threat just outside the White House grounds. Furthermore, the book provides information on USSS funding and staffing because congressional attention has turned to the USSS and its operations due to several recent incidents.


Uncle Sam Wants You - 2835640102

125,39 zł

Uncle Sam Wants You BERTRAMS

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Based on a rich array of sources that capture the voices of both political leaders and ordinary Americans, Uncle Sam Wants You offers a vivid and provocative new interpretation of American political history, revealing how the tensions of mass mobilization during World War I led to a significant increase in power for the federal government. Christopher Capozzola shows how, when the war began, Americans at first mobilized society by stressing duty, obligation, and responsibility over rights and freedoms. But the heated temper of war quickly unleashed coercion on an unprecedented scale, making wartime America the scene of some of the nation's most serious political violence, including notorious episodes of outright mob violence. To solve this problem, Americans turned over increasing amounts of power to the federal government. In the end, whether they were some of the four million men drafted under the Selective Service Act or the tens of millions of home-front volunteers, Americans of the World War I era created a new American state, and new ways of being American citizens.


Shadow of the Sun - 2212824581

40,80 zł

Shadow of the Sun Penguin

Literatura faktu

'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning


Sustainable University - 2836341119

186,61 zł


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Colleges and universities are at the forefront of efforts to preserve the earth's resources for future generations. Carbon neutrality, renewable energy sources, green building strategies, and related initiatives require informed and courageous leaders at all levels of higher education. James Martin and James E. Samels have worked closely with college and university presidents, provosts, and trustees to devise best practices that establish sustainable policies and programs in the major areas of institutional operations. While almost seven hundred chief executive officers have signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, several thousand have yet to do so. This book identifies four of the most formidable challenges facing these presidents and leadership teams along with solutions to address them: effectively institutionalizing sustainability thinking; developing an efficient, flexible system of sustainability benchmarks; implementing an accountable university budget model; and engaging boards of trustees in the campus sustainability agenda. The volume's contributors, including recognized authorities on sustainability as well as campus executives with broad-ranging experience, consider these challenges and discuss specific action plans, best practices, and emerging trends in sustainability efforts. They offer sustainability solutions for almost every major operational area of campus and consider what sustainability means for colleges and universities - and the legacy of those entrusted with shaping their future. The meaning of sustainability is evolving, and it differs from one campus to the next. This timely and comprehensive volume guides institutional leaders past the myths and misconceptions to the sustainable university.


Novels by Graham Greene (Book Guide) - 2826677730

70,67 zł

Novels by Graham Greene (Book Guide) Books on Demand

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Source: Wikipedia. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 27. Chapters: A Burnt-Out Case, A Gun for Sale, Brighton Rock (novel), Doctor Fischer of Geneva, England Made Me (novel), It's a Battlefield, Loser Takes All, Monsignor Quixote, Our Man in Havana, Rumour at Nightfall, Stamboul Train, The Case for the Defence, The Comedians (novel), The Confidential Agent, The End of the Affair, The Heart of the Matter, The Honorary Consul, The Human Factor, The Man Within, The Ministry of Fear, The Name of Action, The Power and the Glory, The Quiet American, The Tenth Man (novel), Travels with My Aunt. Excerpt: The Power and the Glory (1940) is a novel by British author Graham Greene. The title is an allusion to the doxology often added to the end of the Lord's Prayer: "For thine is the kingdom, (and) the power, and the glory, now and forever (or forever and ever), amen." This novel has also been published in the US under the name The Labyrinthine Ways. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels since 1923. The novel tells the story of a Roman Catholic priest in the state of Tabasco in Mexico during the 1930s, a time when the Mexican government, still effectively controlled by Plutarco Elías Calles, strove to suppress the Catholic Church. Revolutionary leaders during the early 20th century tried to destroy the feudalism that had governed social relations in Mexico for four centuries, with a resulting concentration of land and power among the elites and the church. Calles was just one in a line of anti-clerical leaders who sought to undo this feudal system. In Catholic eyes, Mexico formed part of what Pope Pius XI called the Terrible Triangle, along with the other socialist and Communist states of the Soviet Union and Spain. The persecution was especially severe in the province of Tabasco, where the anti-clerical governor Tomás Garrido Canabal had founded and actively encouraged paramilitary groups (called the Red-Shirts ), often called "fascist" but who considered themselves to be Marxist, and succeeded in closing all the churches in the state; forcing the priests to marry and give up their soutanes. Throughout the book, Greene refers to the border as being to the north, and the sea as being to the south, when in fact the Bay of Campeche is situated north of Tabasco and its border with Chiapas to the south. However, most of the descriptions of travel (usually arduous) and places (usually desolate) are accurate and based on Greene's 1938 journey to Tabasco, which he chronicled in The Lawless Roads. Many years later


Battle of Bretton Woods - 2826643693

123,43 zł

Battle of Bretton Woods University Press Group Ltd

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When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, leaders invariably call for 'a new Bretton Woods' to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The name of the remote New Hampshire town where representatives of forty-four nations gathered in July 1944, in the midst of the century's second great war, has become shorthand for enlightened globalization. The actual story surrounding the historic Bretton Woods accords, however, is full of startling drama, intrigue, and rivalry, which are vividly brought to life in Benn Steil's epic account. Upending the conventional wisdom that Bretton Woods was the product of an amiable Anglo-American collaboration, Steil shows that it was in reality part of a much more ambitious geopolitical agenda hatched within President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Treasury and aimed at eliminating Britain as an economic and political rival. At the heart of the drama were the antipodal characters of John Maynard Keynes, the renowned and revolutionary British economist, and Harry Dexter White, the dogged, self-made American technocrat. Bringing to bear new and striking archival evidence, Steil offers the most compelling portrait yet of the complex and controversial figure of White--the architect of the dollar's privileged place in the Bretton Woods monetary system, who also, very privately, admired Soviet economic planning and engaged in clandestine communications with Soviet intelligence officials and agents over many years. A remarkably deft work of storytelling that reveals how the blueprint for the postwar economic order was actually drawn, The Battle of Bretton Woods is destined to become a classic of economic and political history.


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