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Out of the Ordinary

By Marc Stears
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674250133
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Political Science
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From a major British political thinker and activist, a passionate case that both the left and right have lost their faith in ordinary people and must learn to find it again. This is an age of polarization. It’s us vs. them. The battle lines are clear, and compromise is surrender. As Out of the Ordinary reminds us, we have been here before. From the 1920s to the 1950s, in a world transformed by revolution and war, extreme ideologies of left and right fueled utopian hopes and dystopian fears. In response, Marc Stears writes, a group of British writers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers showed a way out. These men and women, including J. B. Priestley, George Orwell, Barbara Jones, Dylan Thomas, Laurie Lee, and Bill Brandt, had no formal connection to one another. But they each worked to forge a politics that resisted the empty idealisms and totalizing abstractions of their time. Instead they were convinced that people going about their daily lives possess all the insight, virtue, and determination required to build a good society. In poems, novels, essays, films, paintings, and photographs, they gave witness to everyday people’s ability to overcome the supposedly insoluble contradictions between tradition and progress, patriotism and diversity, rights and duties, nationalism and internationalism, conservatism and radicalism. It was this humble vision that animated the great Festival of Britain in 1951 and put everyday citizens at the heart of a new vision of national regeneration. A leading political theorist and a veteran of British politics, Stears writes with unusual passion and clarity about the achievements of these apostles of the ordinary. They helped Britain through an age of crisis. Their ideas might do so again, in the United Kingdom and beyond.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1555846408
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 904
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Book Summary:

By the author of The Long Night of the White Chickens: A novel of the perils, passions, and misadventures of a young Nicaraguan sailor trapped in Brooklyn. Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsday, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Publishers Weekly At nineteen, Esteban Gaitan is already a veteran of war. A Sandinista soldier and an avowed communist, Esteban leaves Nicaragua to begin a new life in America. It’s the late 1980s when he, along with fourteen other men, arrive to form the crew of the Urus, a ship docked on a desolate Brooklyn pier. Elias and Mark, the owners of the Urus, hold the men captive, forcing them to work in a vain attempt to make the rotting vessel seaworthy. Without the means to return home, Esteban remains a virtual prisoner, haunted by the loss of the woman he loved during the war. Eventually, he sneaks off the ship, making nocturnal forays into Brooklyn, where he meets Joaquina, a Mexican immigrant who works as a manicurist, and begins to plot his permanent escape. Centering his novel around Esteban, but also telling the stories of his fellow landlocked sailors, Francisco Goldman proves once again that he is “a major talent of great style and soul” (The Miami Herald). “Often very funny . . . Here, a corner of Brooklyn becomes the exotic and foreign experience, and through Esteban’s eyes it is as mysterious and alluring as Tangiers.” —The Dallas Morning News

Managing Beyond the Ordinary

By Charles H. Kepner,Hirotsugu Iikubo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn : 1608440486
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 705
  • File Pdf: managing-beyond-the-ordinary.pdf

Book Summary:

IN A BUSINESS WORLD full of extraordinary pressures and complex processes, great managers never go it alone. To get the job done right they rely on collaboration. Collaboration is the key to fixing complicated problems, improving your organization, and achieving extraordinary results that are noticed and rewarded. It's the ability to get every employee on board, pooling their knowledge, skills, information, and creativity. And it's a specialized skill that rarely comes naturally. Managing Beyond the Ordinary supplies the hands-on, how-to guidance every manager needs to master the principles and process of collaboration. It offers fresh insights into how to collaborate, and concrete proof as to why this seemingly simple process yields such amazing results. Filled with dozens of instructive, real-life stories and how-to-do-it checklists, the book outlines 10 essential "tasks" that managers must undertake to achieve superior results. As an extraordinary manager, you'll learn how to: Set the context for resolution of the issue - is it strategic or operational in nature Understand the problem you're confronting before leaping into action. Clarify what you really hope to get done, and if there's a better way to do it. Figure out what you need to know and who has the best information. Investigate an issue from every angle and even/ perspective. Know without a doubt what's causing a problem. Identify every issue related to the problem, as well as the main problem itself. Gather the best ideas to cull from when drafting your action plan. Create a workable plan based on what you now know. Fine-tune your plan to make it as good as it can possibly be. Communicate your plan to others so that they accept it and support it. Managing Beyond the Ordinary takes the mystery out of collaboration. It shows you how to get others to address problems and solutions creatively, how to motivate them to want to help, how to lead them through the process successfully. Discover for yourself how "one person or group, collaborating and managing beyond the ordinary, can make a substantial difference." CHARLES H. KEPNER, PH.D., is president and chairman of Kepner Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in collaboration, productivity research, and consulting. Prior to founding this firm in 1983, Dr. Kepner was the Vice Chairman of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., an internationally renowned management development firm he co-founded in 1958. He is the author of The Rational Manager and Analytic Trouble Shooting, and co-author of The NEW Rational Manager. Dr. Kepner lives in Kensington, California. HIROTSUGU IIKUBO is president and owner of Decision Systems, Inc. He previously held positions with several American corporations in Japan, and was managing director of Kepner-Tregoe (Japan) for 11 years. Mr. likubo is the author of six books in Japanese on management. He lives in Tokyo."

The Wealth of Nations

By Adam Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : 3736810806
  • Pages : 1560
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 384
  • File Pdf: the-wealth-of-nations.pdf

Book Summary:

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, a moral philosopher and a pioneer. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. Through reflection over the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution the book touches upon broad topics as the division of labour, productivity and free markets. The first edition of the book sold out in six months. Includes 5 Books: Book I: Of the Causes of Improvement in the productive Powers of Labour; Book II: Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock; Book III: Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations; Book IV: Of Systems of political Economy; Book V: Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth.

Camden

By Lexi Buchanan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HFCA Publishing House
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 539
  • File Pdf: camden.pdf

Book Summary:

Boston Bay Vikings: hot enough to melt the ice. Camden I grew up with only one dream—to become a professional hockey player. My dream came true and now I was a winger for the Boston Bay Vikings. I never gave much thought to having that ‘special’ someone in my life until I saw the young woman who hunkered down like a scared rabbit in the team’s shower room. I went from a carefree bachelor to a fierce protector. Molly Exhausted and scared, I fell asleep in an empty room and came awake to find the gaze of three naked men on me. It turned out I’d found my way into the shower room of the Boston Bay Vikings—I’d never heard of them. However, it was the fourth man to appear who gave me hope. He spoke with confidence and made me feel safe. I didn’t want to leave his side, but I’d learned the hard way that anything good never lasted. Meet Camden Edwards and Molly Lewis in the first book of a new series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan.

Epiphanies of the Ordinary

By Charlie Cleverly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Isbn : 1444701932
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: epiphanies-of-the-ordinary.pdf

Book Summary:

Through his work as a vicar both in Paris and Oxford, Charlie Cleverly has become passionate about the need to feed our love for God through every means possible, and to find ways of holding on to the love we have for God. This book is the result of that passion. Exploring moments in the Bible where God breaks through into the daily run of life, EPIPHANIES OF THE ORDINARY shows how God used these moment to change the lives of key Bible characters, drawing out the parallels with how God might intervene in our lives. With every event we get a clearer picture of the rounded relationship God wants with each of us, and how this is built up through the ins and outs of daily interaction, and occasionally through life-changing revelations. Culturally relevant and highly readable, Charlie Cleverly's challenge to follow God with our whole hearts will help you move forwards with God, and grab hold once more of the deep enthusiasm for God's plans that we all long for.

A Savage Presence

By WL Knightly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BrixBaxter Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 989
  • File Pdf: a-savage-presence.pdf

Book Summary:

Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

By Marta Dvorak,Manina Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773560300
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 208
  • File Pdf: carol-shields-and-the-extra-ordinary.pdf

Book Summary:

Claiming the "ordinary" and "extra-ordinary" as critical categories, contributors to this volume explore the philosophical and literary import of Carol Shields's writing, its complex play with genre and narrative technique, its re-valuing of domesticity and gendered perspective, and the social critique implicit in its gentle satirical impulses.

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800-1940

By David Nash,Anne-Marie Kilday
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350050962
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 865
  • File Pdf: fair-and-unfair-trials-in-the-british-isles-1800-1940.pdf

Book Summary:

Adopting a microhistory approach, Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800-1940 provides an in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern justice system. Drawing upon criminal cases and trials from England, Scotland, and Ireland, the book examines the errors, procedural systems, and the ways in which adverse influences of social and cultural forces impacted upon individual instances of justice. The book investigates several case studies of both justice and injustice which prompted the development of forensic toxicology, the implementation of state propaganda and an increased interest in press sensationalism. One such case study considers the trial of William Sheen, who was prosecuted and later acquitted of the murder of his infant child at the Old Baily in 1827, an extraordinary miscarriage of justice that prompted outrage amongst the general public. Other case studies include trials for treason, theft, obscenity and blasphemy. Nash and Kilday root each of these cases within their relevant historical, cultural, and political contexts, highlighting changing attitudes to popular culture, public criticism, protest and activism as significant factors in the transformation of the criminal trial and the British judicial system as a whole. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, including legal records, newspaper articles and photographs, this book provides a unique insight into the evolution of modern criminal justice in Britain.

The House of the Seven Gables

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504035380
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 128
  • File Pdf: the-house-of-the-seven-gables.pdf

Book Summary:

A family burdened by the sins of their forebears seeks redemption in this Gothic masterpiece from one of the most influential voices in American literature In a small New England town, the haunted halls of Pyncheon House trap its current owners—Hepzibah Pyncheon and her brother, Clifford—in an atmosphere of gloom and despair. Two hundred years ago, their ancestor seized the property from a man sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. At his execution, the man placed a curse on the Pyncheons, and the family has been plagued by tragedy ever since. Enlivened by the arrival of Phoebe, a pretty young relative who begins a tentative romance with Holgrave, their mysterious attic lodger, Hepzibah and Clifford hope that the curse has finally lifted. But before a new day can dawn, they must first contend with Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon, whose greed and treachery threaten to doom the family forevermore. Inspired by the role his ancestors played in the Salem witch trials, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The House of the Seven Gables to explore the complicated legacy of the Puritans. First published in 1851, his savage indictment of the darkness at the heart of the American dream is more powerful than ever. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Experiencing God in the Ordinary

By William A. Barry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Isbn : 0829450343
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 610
  • File Pdf: experiencing-god-in-the-ordinary.pdf

Book Summary:

2021 Illumination Book Awards, Silver Medal: Theology God’s presence is not “out there” but right here. We tend to look for God in dramatic or miraculous moments, but such expectations can blind us to God’s ongoing presence. What if God is already with us, in the life we have this moment? When we experience ordinary but meaningful events, such as our first love or a favorite novel, we are in fact encountering God’s presence. As we learn to notice spiritual movement within and around us, we can recognize the many facets of God’s love that touch us daily. “As a priest and spiritual director of many decades, my driving desire is for people to experience God’s limitless love for them and to recognize it when it emerges in what they consider just ordinary life happenings and conversations.” —William A. Barry, SJ Whether we are in pain or crisis, questioning if we are really worthy of God’s attention, or are simply wondering why God would be in the mundane details of our lives, Experiencing God in the Ordinary can nurture our hope—that God is always present and can be found in an ordinary day. Complete with personal stories and various suggestions for prayer and meditation, this book is perfect for devotional reading, retreat, or small-group discussion.