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Book Ordinary People

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  • Author : Judith Guest
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release : 1978-09
  • ISBN : 9780812420876
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Ordinary People written by Judith Guest and published by Perfection Learning. This book was released on 1978-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of a youth's breakdown and recovery and the effect it has on his family.

Book Judith Guest s Ordinary People

Download or read book Judith Guest s Ordinary People written by Nancy Gilsenan and published by Dramatic Publishing. This book was released on 1983 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes a youth's breakdown and recovery and how it affects his family. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Book Ordinary People

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  • Author : Diana Evans
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781631498138
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Ordinary People written by Diana Evans and published by . This book was released on 2020-10-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, and the Rathbones Folio Prize Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature A Washington Post "Lily Lit" Book Club Selection

Book Extraordinary  Ordinary People

Download or read book Extraordinary Ordinary People written by Condoleezza Rice and published by Crown. This book was released on 2011-10-11 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl--and a young woman--trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community that made all the difference. Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist. Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman--and the first black woman ever--to serve as Secretary of State. But until she was 25 she never learned to swim, because when she was a little girl in Birmingham, Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor decided he'd rather shut down the city's pools than give black citizens access. Throughout the 1950's, Birmingham's black middle class largely succeeded in insulating their children from the most corrosive effects of racism, providing multiple support systems to ensure the next generation would live better than the last. But by 1963, Birmingham had become an environment where blacks were expected to keep their head down and do what they were told--or face violent consequences. That spring two bombs exploded in Rice’s neighborhood amid a series of chilling Klu Klux Klan attacks. Months later, four young girls lost their lives in a particularly vicious bombing. So how was Rice able to achieve what she ultimately did? Her father, John, a minister and educator, instilled a love of sports and politics. Her mother, a teacher, developed Condoleezza’s passion for piano and exposed her to the fine arts. From both, Rice learned the value of faith in the face of hardship and the importance of giving back to the community. Her parents’ fierce unwillingness to set limits propelled her to the venerable halls of Stanford University, where she quickly rose through the ranks to become the university’s second-in-command. An expert in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs, she played a leading role in U.S. policy as the Iron Curtain fell and the Soviet Union disintegrated. Less than a decade later, at the apex of the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, she received the exciting news--just shortly before her father’s death--that she would go on to the White House as the first female National Security Advisor. As comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the poignancy of her mother’s cancer battle and the heady challenge of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders, Rice holds nothing back in this remarkably candid telling.

Book Ordinary People  Turbulent Times

Download or read book Ordinary People Turbulent Times written by Alice Dreifuss Goldstein and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2008 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Life was good, and promising to get ever better for the recently married Dreifuss couple and their young daughter, Alice, living in rural southwest Germany. Then HItler came to power, and their world turned upside down. This vivid biography deals with one of the transforming events of the twentieth century. As happened throughout Germany during the eight years that served as a prelude to the Holocaust, the Nazis turned the Dreifuss family members from valued friends and colleagues of their fellow villagers into an isolated, demonized minority. Even as a small child, Alice felt the impact of Nazi anti-semitism. More importantly, this story shows how strength of spirit and faith enabled the family to remain optimistic and resilient during their struggle to leave Germany and to make new lives for themselves in America"--Page 4 of cover

Book EMPOWERED

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  • Author : Marty Cagan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-12-03
  • ISBN : 1119691257
  • Pages : 435 pages

Download or read book EMPOWERED written by Marty Cagan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-12-03 with total page 435 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Great teams are comprised of ordinary people that are empowered and inspired. They are empowered to solve hard problems in ways their customers love yet work for their business. They are inspired with ideas and techniques for quickly evaluating those ideas to discover solutions that work: they are valuable, usable, feasible and viable. This book is about the idea and reality of "achieving extraordinary results from ordinary people". Empowered is the companion to Inspired. It addresses the other half of the problem of building tech products?how to get the absolute best work from your product teams. However, the book's message applies much more broadly than just to product teams. Inspired was aimed at product managers. Empowered is aimed at all levels of technology-powered organizations: founders and CEO's, leaders of product, technology and design, and the countless product managers, product designers and engineers that comprise the teams. This book will not just inspire companies to empower their employees but will teach them how. This book will help readers achieve the benefits of truly empowered teams"--

Book Ordinary People

Download or read book Ordinary People written by Family Osbourne and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In their own words (and we all know how colorful those can be), the five members of the notorious Osbourne clan tell the amazing story of the first family of rock. OZZY talks about his first beer, his legendary career,and why he's the only sane member of the Osbourne family. SHARON explains the root of her shopaholic nature, the ups and downs of being married to Ozzy, and what it's like to battle cancer and host a talk show. AIMEE reveals why she opted out of MTV's The Osbournes, why she thinks her mother's in denial, and why her father destroyed himself with drugs. KELLY offers cutting thoughts on sibling relationships and growing up Osbourne as well as on life as a fledgling rock star. JACK shares stories about life without privacy ("What's privacy?") and his stint in rehab -- and claims he's the only sane one in the family. IF YOU THOUGHT YOU ALREADY KNEW THE OSBOURNES, THINK AGAIN!

Book Ordinary People Change the World  22 Book Set

Download or read book Ordinary People Change the World 22 Book Set written by Brad Meltzer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-11-24 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fans of the "New York Times"-bestselling series can find out what makes a hero with the puzzles, mazes, quizzes, and brain-busting challenges in this interactive activity book that comes with more than 25 stickers. Full color. Consumable.

Book Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Download or read book Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times written by Nancy G. Bermeo and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2003-08-10 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sample Text

Book The Book of Ordinary People  16pt Large Print Edition

Download or read book The Book of Ordinary People 16pt Large Print Edition written by Claire Varley and published by . This book was released on 2018-11-23 with total page 712 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ''''The Book of Ordinary People is a heart-warming and thought-provoking novel that reminds us to value what matters most - our families, our friends and humanity as a whole. '''' Readings A grieving daughter navigates the morning commute, her mind bursting with memories pleading to be shared. A man made entirely of well-cut suits and strictly enforced rules swims his regular morning laps and fantasises about his self-assured promotion. A young lawyer sits in a fluorescent-lit office, typing indecipherable jargon and dreaming of everything she didn't become. A failed news hack hides under the covers from another looming deadline, and from a past that will not relent its pursuit. And a young woman seeking asylum sits tensely on an unmoving train, praying that good news waits at the other end of the line... In this charming, moving and affectionate novel, Claire Varley paints a magical portrait of five ordinary people, and the sometimes heartbreaking power of the stories we make of ourselves. PRAISE FOR THE BIT IN BETWEEN ''''Tragic, mysterious, insightful, sometimes humorous and often heartbreaking.'''' Daily Telegraph ''''Varley writes with confidence and brio, and her main characters are believable and loveable.'''' The Age ''''Full of heart and humour.'''' West Australian

Book Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil

Download or read book Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil written by Fred Emil Katz and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2010-03-31 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is it in the behavioral makeup of ordinary people, operating in the course of ordinary daily living, that lends itself to participating in horrendous activities — and doing so at times with zeal, at times with joy, at times without duress? Katz demonstrates that we do not need any special behavioral equipment for doing evil. The very same behaviors can take us in both directions for either living humanely and decently or for doing evil. This book demonstrates how some of these processes work, and sensitizes us to the potential for evil in our ongoing daily activities. This knowledge about ordinary behavior can empower us to take charge of our own direction, and help us turn away from beguilings of evil when they come our way.

Book Ordinary People  Extraordinary Lives

Download or read book Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives written by Debra E. Bernhardt and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2020-05-19 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brings to life the breathtaking and often heartbreaking stories of the workers who built New York City in the Twentieth Century Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives tells the stories of the men and women who built the City—of towering structures and the beam walkers who assembled them; of immigrant youths in factories and women in sweatshops; of longshoremen and typewriter girls; of dock workers and captains of industry. It provides a glimpse of the traditions they carried with them to this country and how they helped create new ones, in the form of labor organizations that provided recent immigrants, often overwhelmed by the intensity of New York life, with a sense of solidarity and security. Astounding in their own right, the book's photographic images, most drawn from seldom-seen labor movement photographers, are complemented by poignant oral histories which tell the stories behind the images. Among the extraordinary lives chronicled are those of Philip Keating, who, seven years after a fellow worker photographed him painting the Queensboro Bridge in 1949, plunged to his death from another worksite; William Atkinson, who broke the color bar at Macy’s and tells of fighting racism at home after fighting fascism abroad during World War II; and Cynthia Long, who fought gender barriers to become, in the late 1970s, an electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3. With narratives at the beginning of each section providing historical context, this book brings the past clearly, emotionally, and fascinatingly alive.

Book A Prehistory of Ordinary People

Download or read book A Prehistory of Ordinary People written by Monica L. Smith and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2021-11-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the past million years, individuals have engaged in multitasking as they interact with the surrounding environment and with each other for the acquisition of daily necessities such as food and goods. Although culture is often perceived as a collective process, it is individual people who use language, experience illness, expend energy, perceive landscapes, and create memories. These processes were sustained at the individual and household level from the time of the earliest social groups to the beginnings of settled agricultural communities and the eventual development of complex societies in the form of chiefdoms, states, and empires. Even after the advent of “civilization” about 6,000 years ago, human culture has for the most part been created and maintained not by the actions of elites—as is commonly proclaimed by many archaeological theorists—but by the many thousands of daily actions carried out by average citizens. With this book, Monica L. Smith examines how the archaeological record of ordinary objects—used by ordinary people—constitutes a manifestation of humankind’s cognitive and social development. A Prehistory of Ordinary People offers an impressive synthesis and accessible style that will appeal to archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, and others interested in the long history of human decision-making.

Book Normal People

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sally Rooney
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 1984822187
  • Pages : 305 pages

Download or read book Normal People written by Sally Rooney and published by Crown. This book was released on 2020-02-18 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan). “[A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting.”—The Washington Post ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: People, Slate, The New York Public Library, Harvard Crimson Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship, and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t. WINNER: The British Book Award, The Costa Book Award, The An Post Irish Novel of the Year, Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Vox, The Paris Review, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country

Book Unspeakable Acts  Ordinary People

Download or read book Unspeakable Acts Ordinary People written by John Conroy and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2001-09-25 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of torture (in the name of the state) in three democracies (Israel, Northern Ireland, and the United States) by John Conroy, a Chicago journalist with a strong following among readers who know his previous book (a war diary of life in Belfast).

Book I am Neil Armstrong

Download or read book I am Neil Armstrong written by Brad Meltzer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-09-11 with total page 46 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the 15th picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes, for ages 5 to 8. (Cover may vary) This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume tells the story of Neil Armstrong from his childhood on a farm to a career as an engineer and pilot and how he became the first person on the moon. All of the small steps he took in life—even his failures—led up to his steps on the moon. This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big. Included in each book are: • A timeline of key events in the hero’s history • Photos that bring the story more fully to life • Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorable • Childhood moments that influenced the hero • Facts that make great conversation-starters • A virtue this person embodies: Neil Armstrong's teamwork will help kids see the value in working together You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!

Book Extraordinary Hospitality  for Ordinary People

Download or read book Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary People written by Carolyn Lacey and published by The Good Book Company. This book was released on 2021-04-01 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How to offer Christian hospitality without becoming exhausted and overburdened. Generous hospitality is a significant way in which God works through our lives to bring life to others, yet many of us feel ill-equipped and overwhelmed at the prospect, especially if we don’t have big houses and we are not wonderful cooks! Carolyn Lacey encourages us to focus on the goal of hospitality, which is to reflect God’s welcoming heart, and shows us how we can all do that, regardless of our bank balance or living situation. She explores seven ways in which we can reflect God’s character in the way we welcome others into our homes and into our lives, and so point people ultimately to Christ. This practical and realistic book explores how to make generous hospitality part of everyday life without becoming exhausted and overburdened.