H. Brandt Ayers's In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal PDF

By H. Brandt Ayers

ISBN-10: 158838277X

ISBN-13: 9781588382771

Journalist and writer Brandt Ayers's trip takes him from the segregated outdated South to masking the primary scenes of the civil rights fight, and at last to editorship of his family's place of origin newspaper, The Anniston superstar. the adventure used to be one in all controversy, threat, a racist nightrider homicide, taut moments whilst the neighborhood teetered at the fringe of mob violence that ended good due to brave civic management and clever hearts of black and white leaders. The narrative has oversized figures from U.S. lawyer normal Robert Kennedy to George Wallace and comprises probing insights into the Alabama governor as he advanced over the years. excessive issues of the tale contain the start of a brand new South circulation, the election of a Southern President, and the unusual undoing of his presidency. An Afterword, made central via the cultural and political exclamation aspect of a black President, bridges the years from the disappearance of the recent South within the Eighties to Barack Obama's first term.

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Download e-book for iPad: Okina Kyūin and the Politics of Early Japanese Immigration by Ikuko Torimoto

By Ikuko Torimoto

ISBN-10: 1476664331

ISBN-13: 9781476664330

Okina Kyūin boarded the steamship Kaga Maru on the port of Yokohama in 1907, certain for the United States. For this formidable younger guy, Japanese-American newspapers have been a useful medium for speaking his evaluations on very important social matters and documenting daily life in his community.
His bright articles and tales tested him as a necessary voice between jap immigrants. This publication examines Okina’s existence at the American West Coast within the context of U.S.–Japanese diplomatic family among 1868 and 1924.

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Download e-book for kindle: Right Place, Right Time by Bruce Rainnie

By Bruce Rainnie

ISBN-10: 189483870X

ISBN-13: 9781894838702

With over 25 years of broadcasting event, Bruce Rainnie has accrued tales from each area He has labored in detail with PEI's mythical broadcaster "Boomer" Gallant in addition to many different renowned characters from around the state. Bruce did the 1st television interview with Sidney Crosby again in 1996 and has remained involved with him ever on the grounds that. He additionally labored heavily with Olympic Gold Medalist, Heather Moyse. The ebook will comprise those anecdotes and tales from his paintings as a information and activities broadcaster.

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Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the by Chuck Raasch PDF

By Chuck Raasch

ISBN-10: 081171893X

ISBN-13: 9780811718936

ISBN-10: 1441703284

ISBN-13: 9781441703286

On the 1st day of the conflict of Gettysburg in July 1863, Union artillery lieutenant Bayard Wilkeson fell whereas bravely spurring his males to motion. His father, Sam, a brand new York instances correspondent, was once already on his approach to Gettysburg whilst he discovered of his son’s wounding yet needed to wait till the weapons went silent ahead of looking for his son, who had died on the town’s poorhouse. Sitting subsequent to his lifeless boy, Sam Wilkeson then wrote one of many maximum battlefield dispatches in American background.

This shiny exploration of 1 of Gettysburg’s most famed stories--the tale of a father and a son, the son’s braveness less than fireplace, and the father’s look for his son within the bloody aftermath of battle--reconstructs Bayard Wilkeson’s wounding and dying, which were shrouded in fantasy and legend, and sheds gentle on Civil War–era journalism, battlefield medication, and the “good death.”

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The Steamer: Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports - download pdf or read online

By Andy Furillo,Tommy Lasorda

ISBN-10: 1595800883

ISBN-13: 9781595800886

For approximately sixty years, Bud Furillo wrote and stated activities in Southern California. For fifteen of these years, he authored a favored column for the l. a. bring in Examiner known as The Steam Room, which gave him the nickname that lasted him for the remainder of his existence: “the Steamer.”

As a reporter, columnist, editor, and pioneer of activities speak radio, the Steamer dished out perception and realizing to Southern California activities enthusiasts whereas la grew right into a activities empire. On his watch, L.A. bought the Rams from Cleveland, the Dodgers from Brooklyn, and the Lakers from Minneapolis. He coated all of them whereas they gained championships for the city.

In The Steamer: Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports, Furillo’s son, Andy, himself an established newspaperman, makes use of his father’s lens to provide concentration to the city’s upward push as a activities empire. The Steamer is a heritage of an excellent activities city at its so much dynamic, instructed from the viewpoint of a mythical reporter who used his extraordinary entry to bare the interior tale of the best athletes and groups to ever play in Los Angeles.

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Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) - download pdf or read online

By Bob Brody

ISBN-10: 1942762399

ISBN-13: 9781942762393

long island urban essayist Bob Brody just recently reached a milestone lengthy past due — he’s proven symptoms of eventually such as a full-fledged grownup. In vignettes via turns heartbreaking, harrowing and hilarious, he chronicles his upbringing with deaf mom and dad, getting stabbed within the chest 5 weeks after getting into his first condo, and nearly blowing his first date together with his destiny spouse because of a drunken comment. the following, too, Brody recounts his 10-year estrangement from his mom, confesses to committing a boyhood misdeed opposed to his father, and divulges how a felony operating towards him and his spouse with a gun in his hand compelled him to end up as soon as and for all how a lot he enjoyed her. finally, taking part in trap with Strangers celebrates Brody’s still-ongoing fight to accomplish maturity, revealing his occasional successes — and widespread mess ups — attempting to be an excellent son, an outstanding husband, a superb father, and convinced, even an exceptional son-in-law.

“Playing trap with Strangers is a gem . . . jam-packed with insights, wit, pithy observations, logic and neighborly decency . . a pleasant and thought-provoking memoir.”
—Dan relatively, former CBS-TV anchor

“Bob Brody is a modern day E.B. White who writes approximately daily life with readability, honesty and humor . . . a satisfaction to learn”
—Bob Guccione Jr., former editor of Spin magazine

“A reliable guy, Bob Brody can also be an observant one. not anything escapes his imaginative and prescient. growing to be up with deaf mom and dad, he realized to hear not easy to the area round him, and this poignant memoir is the result.” —Philip Lopate, editor of The paintings of the non-public Essay

“In this profitable memoir, Bob Brody wears his center on either sleeves, besides a chip on either shoulders. He’s each inch a diehard New Yorker, both gentle and tough.”
—Nicholas Pileggi, writer of Goodfellas

“If you love to chuckle or cry, celebrate! Bob Brody is here!”
—Lenore Skenazy, writer of Free-Range youngsters: Giving our youngsters the liberty We Had with out Going Nuts with Worry

“I can’t think a greater Sunday morning than having the children entertain themselves, nursing a cup of espresso and settling all the way down to pore over Bob Brody’s essays.”
—Jill Smoker, writer of Confessions Of A frightening Mommy

“Brody bargains us ringside seats to an engrossing trip via his existence with unflinching honesty and quirky charm.” taking part in seize with Strangers is stuffed with ask yourself, regrets, and finally love.” —Danielle Offri, MD, writer ofWhat sufferers Say, What medical professionals Hear

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Download PDF by Doug Krikorian,Jerry West: Between the Bylines: The Life, Love & Loss of Los Angeles's

By Doug Krikorian,Jerry West

ISBN-10: 1540221431

ISBN-13: 9781540221438

ISBN-10: 1626190046

ISBN-13: 9781626190047

Doug Krikorian beat time cut-off dates and made headlines for greater than 4 many years because the la region's such a lot compelling sportswriter. His brash and combative variety featured within the "Los Angeles usher in Examiner," then within the "Long seashore Press-Telegram" and on radio with accomplice Joe McDonnell, profiled quite a lot of athletes. Krikorian's penetrating assurance formed enthusiasts' perceptions of Wilt Chamberlain, Tommy Lasorda, Muhammad Ali, Georgia Frontiere etc. yet his demanding part used to be softened via his marriage to a British actual therapist named Gillian, whose heroic conflict with an incurable sickness additionally broke his spirit. He picked up the items to do what he is continuously performed best--tell the tale. Now he recounts that harrowing love story--and more--from a lifestyles spent in sportswriting.

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Download e-book for kindle: De vette jaren (Dutch Edition) by Chan Koonchung,Yves Menheere

By Chan Koonchung,Yves Menheere

ISBN-10: 9056723723

ISBN-13: 9789056723729

Chan Koonchung
De vette jaren

De waarheid is geen optie

Beijing in de nabije toekomst: er is een maand uit de officiële documenten geplukt en niemand heeft er enige herinnering aan noch kan het iemand iets schelen. Behalve een groepje vrienden dat ten koste van alles wil uitvissen wat hier achter zit, achter deze opgelegde vrolijkheid en het collectieve geheugenverlies in China.
Wanneer ze een hooggeplaatst persoon ontvoeren en hem dwingen alles te onthullen, zijn ze tot op het bot geschokt over wat ze te weten komen niet alleen over hun leiders, maar ook over hun eigen mensen.
Het is een boodschap die de wereld op haar grondvesten zal doen schudden
De vette jaren vertelt het verhaal van Lao Chen, een tamelijk succesvolle auteur die in een nieuw, rijk China leeft dat ontsnapt is aan de recessie die de leisure van de wereld in een verlammende greep houdt. Lao Chens creativiteit heeft te lijden onder een gevoel van tevredenheid en geluk, een gevoel dat hij deelt met de leisure van de bevolking.
Tot hij op een paar mensen stuit dat daar helemaal geen final van heeft en met een groeiend gevoel van alarm onderzoeken ze waarom er een entire maand uit het collectieve geheugen van de bevolking is gewist.

De vette jaren brengt het Westen een angstaanjagende boodschap over het steeds machtiger wordende China. De roman is onderwerp van veel opwinding en debat onder de chinese language intellectuelen op het vasteland, en hoewel het boek er niet verkrijgbaar is circuleren er vele tweedehands exemplaren.

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New PDF release: Giovanni Enriques: dalla Olivetti alla Zanichelli

By Sandro Gerbi

ISBN-10: 8820358719

ISBN-13: 9788820358716

Enriques: Federigo e Giovanni, padre e figlio. Del primo (1871-1946) si è detto e scritto molto: matematico, filosofo e storico della scienza, ebbe un’aspra polemica con Benedetto Croce. Viceversa il secondo (1905-1990), ingegnere e uomo d’azione con vasta esperienza internazionale, è stato finora oggetto di un’attenzione sporadica, nonostante il segno notevole lasciato nei vari campi in cui ha operato: manager
(direttore generale dell’Olivetti), responsabile di un noto istituto postuniversitario (Ipsoa), consulente dell’Imi, responsabile del Centro studi della Confindustria, infine imprenditore (penne Aurora e Zanichelli).
A questa lacuna si propone ora di rimediare l’avvincente biografi a di Sandro Gerbi, basata su approfonditi scavi in archivi pubblici e privati, e su preziose testimonianze dirette. Una vita, quella di Giovanni Enriques,
che si snoda lungo quasi tutto l’arco del Novecento, sempre in ruoli di vertice, a rappresentare una classe dirigente capace e dotata di solida cultura scientifica.
Politicamente liberale «di sinistra», l. a. sua visione aziendale prevedeva: un sano equilibrio fra interesse generale e privato, un’attenzione consistent with l’«uomo» di stampo olivettiano, una netta vocazione didascalica,
la concessione di ampie deleghe nel rispetto delle competenze, los angeles curiosità in keeping with ogni innovazione tecnologica.
Tutto ciò – altra rarità – si accompagnava a una strong point carica di simpatia personale, che spiega in buona misura l’incredibile rete di relazioni tessuta da Enriques nel corso della sua esistenza. Il lettore troverà
nel libro uno stuolo di persone famose, il cui destino in un modo o nell’altro si è incrociato con quello del protagonista. Basti citare Fermi, Rasetti, Segrè, Majorana, Edoardo Amaldi, Camillo e Adriano Olivetti,
Gino Martinoli, Natalia Ginzburg, Gianni Agnelli, Mattioli, Baffi , Siglienti, Pannunzio, Buzzati, Bobbio, Nicolò ed Elena Carandini, Luciana Nissim, Rosellina Archinto.

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