Love Africa

Love  Africa
Author: Jeffrey Gettleman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN: 0062284118
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Africa Book Excerpt:

From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, comes a passionate, revealing story about finding love and finding a calling, set against one of the most turbulent regions in the world. A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, fulfilling a teenage dream. At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love, twice. On a do-it-yourself community service trip in college, he went to East Africa—a terrifying, exciting, dreamlike part of the world in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and on his heart. But around that same time he also fell in love with a fellow Cornell student—the brightest, classiest, most principled woman he’d ever met. To say they were opposites was an understatement. She became a criminal lawyer in America; he hungered to return to Africa. For the next decade he would be torn between these two abiding passions. A sensually rendered coming-of-age story in the tradition of Barbarian Days, Love, Africa is a tale of passion, violence, far-flung adventure, tortuous long-distance relationships, screwing up, forgiveness, parenthood, and happiness that explores the power of finding yourself in the most unexpected of places.

Africa in Transformation

Africa in Transformation
Author: Carlos Lopes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN: 3030012913
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa in Transformation Book Excerpt:

“Lopes brings his rigour, insight, and experience to this timely new book, presenting a compelling rethink of traditional development models in Africa and the need to seize on transformational change to build a sustainable future for the continent." —Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General “Some readers will enjoy Lopes’ eclectic brilliance and breath-taking culture. Others will salute his ability to bring compelling new angles to every topic. Everyone will be impressed with his craftsmanship, his rich and multi-faceted approach to development, and his high ethical standards. It is impossible to read this jewel book and not feel smarter.” —Célestin Monga, African Development Bank’s Vice President and Chief Economist “Drawing on his distinguished academic career, policy experience at the highest level, and deep love of the continent, Lopes provides a visionary analysis of Africa's current problems and future prospects. This book provides a highly unusual combination of intellectualism and hard-nosed pragmatism. A singular achievement.” —Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, UK “Thorough, thought-provoking, and beyond rhetoric: definitely a must-read for anyone who wants to understand Africa’s present and future.” —Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, France Lopes delivers an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. He offers readers a blueprint of policies to address issues, and an intense, heartfelt meditation on the meaning of economic development in the age of democratic doubts, identity crises, global fears and threatening issues of sustainability.

The Nolan Variations

The Nolan Variations
Author: Tom Shone
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 0525655336
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nolan Variations Book Excerpt:

An in-depth look at Christopher Nolan, considered to be the most profound, commercially successful director at work today, written with his full cooperation. A rare, revelatory portrait, "as close as you're ever going to get to the Escher drawing that is Christopher Nolan's remarkable brain" (Sam Mendes). In chapters structured by themes and motifs ("Time"; "Chaos"; "Dreams"), Shone offers an unprecedented intimate view of the director. Shone explores Nolan's thoughts on his influences, his vision, his enigmatic childhood past--and his movies, from plots and emotion to identity and perception, including his latest blockbuster, the action-thriller/spy-fi Tenet ("Big, brashly beautiful, grandiosely enjoyable"--Variety). Filled with the director's never-before-seen photographs, storyboards, and scene sketches, here is Nolan on the evolution of his pictures, and the writers, artists, directors, and thinkers who have inspired and informed his films. "Fabulous: intelligent, illuminating, rigorous, and highly readable. The very model of what a filmmaking study should be. Essential reading for anyone who cares about Nolan or about film for that matter."--Neal Gabler, author of An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood and Walt Disney, The Biography

Transnational Mobility and Global Health

Transnational Mobility and Global Health
Author: Peter H. Koehn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN: 0429679491
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Mobility and Global Health Book Excerpt:

Transnational Mobility and Global Health spotlights the powerful and dynamic intersections of human movement, inequality, and health. The book explores the interacting political, economic, social, cultural, and climatic drivers of health and migration, proposing innovative ways to enhance global health and care provision in an era of transnational mobility. As health security continues to rise up the agenda in international politics, the book also analyses the political determinants of health and migration. Within the framework of key drivers of unequal mobilities, this book treats interconnected health and migration themes not covered elsewhere under one cover: health tourism, conflict-induced and other vulnerable-population movements, humanitarian crises, human rights, the health-development linkage, migrant health-care, and health-competency education. The book also considers global health vulnerabilities in the wake of climate change, and the biomedical, ethical, and governance challenges of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Finally, the book suggests ways of evaluating mobility-influenced health outcomes and equity impacts, and explores how the global circulation of health expertise could help to rectify care-provider shortages. The challenges to global health considered in this book are only likely to become more intense as the 21st-Century surge in transnational migration continues. Readers will gain interdisciplinary appreciation for the relevance of health for migration and of migration for global health. Researchers, students, practitioners, and policy makers interested in individual and population health, sustainable development, and migration studies will find this book a useful and inspiring guide to contemporary global challenges.

Peacemaking Religious Belief and the Rule of Law

Peacemaking  Religious Belief and the Rule of Law
Author: Paul J. Zwier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN: 1315411997
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peacemaking Religious Belief and the Rule of Law Book Excerpt:

This book offers a new way of understanding the role of the mediator in teaching parties the interrelationship between sustainable peace, forgiveness, and international justice. It argues that the arrival of social media presents new opportunities for reaching sustainable peace agreements, through their use in gathering the detailed information that can match victims and perpetrators of past atrocities. The author aims to advance a more expansive understanding of the subjects and limitations of making peace in the shadow of international law by examining the concepts of mediation and forgiveness that exist alongside law. To that end, the book offers an account of the role of the mediator that emerges from the interplay between Ricouerian imagination and forgiveness and predicts ever-greater opportunities for making peace and protecting human rights that can be facilitated by a harnessing of social media as a tool for making peace with justice. The author also aims to examine how strategies for sustaining the peace must combat the inevitable frustrations with democracy that can lead to a slide into dictatorship. Assad, Obama, and the UN leadership and their decisions concerning making and maintaining peace in Syria are used as case studies to examine the interplay between a leaders’ religious beliefs, faith in democracy and rule of law, and impulses towards totalitarianism.

A Teenager in the Chad Civil War

A Teenager in the Chad Civil War
Author: Ésaïe Toïngar
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2006-02-23
ISBN: 0786424036
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Teenager in the Chad Civil War Book Excerpt:

Recent years have found much of Africa to be a land of turmoil and revolution. Distress in the Sudan and countries such as Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Liberia have made Africa the site of a variety of atrocities from displacement to torture to genocide. The country of Chad, which theoretically gained its independence from France in 1960, is one of many that have been fighting a series of particularly brutal wars, internal and external. In 1982, Hissene Habre wrested power from Chad's UN-recognized government, igniting a vicious civil war. Thousands of innocent citizens were kidnapped, tortured and killed to quash political unrest. Covering 1982 to 1986, this memoir tells the story of Esaie Toingar, a native of southern Chad and miraculous survivor of Chad's darkest days, many of which came during different Septembers. This work contains Toingar's first-hand description of growing up, coming of age and waging the ultimate struggle for survival in the war-torn country. It gives a graphic account of what transpired in Chad during the rule of Habre and the ways in which the author managed to survive, fleeing his home village and seeking safety among the CODOs, a rebel movement of the south. Derived primarily from Toingar's memories, this work also utilizes information garnered from other first-hand testimonials and a 1991 documentary filmed by post-Habre Chad Television. Photographs from the author's collection are included.

Dispatches from the Edge

Dispatches from the Edge
Author: Anderson Cooper
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2006-05-23
ISBN: 9780061132384
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dispatches from the Edge Book Excerpt:

The correspondent and anchor for CNN recounts events from his life and career, offering a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most devastating modern tragedies and their effect on his own life.

Going Places

Going Places
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1598849727
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places Book Excerpt:

Just as savvy travelers make use of guidebooks to help navigate the hundreds of countries around the globe, smart librarians need a guidebook that makes sense of the world of travel narratives. The book examines the subgenres of the travel narrative genre, categorizing and describing approximately 600 titles according to broad reading interests, and identifying hundreds of other fiction and nonfiction titles as read-alikes and related reads by shared key topics. This is an ideal guide for readers' advisors as well a book general readers will enjoy browsing.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaapse bibliotekaris Book Excerpt:

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

Truceless War

Truceless War
Author: B. Dexter Hoyos
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9004160760
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Truceless War Book Excerpt:

A major rebellion against Carthage of mercenary troops and oppressed North African subjects almost ended her existence, a story vividly recorded by the historian Polybius. "Truceless War" reconstructs what happened and why, and the role of Carthage's rescuer Hamilcar Barca.

War and Survival in Sudan s Frontierlands

War and Survival in Sudan s Frontierlands
Author: Wendy James
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-10-04
ISBN: 019929867X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Survival in Sudan s Frontierlands Book Excerpt:

This book completes a trilogy by the anthropologist Wendy James. It is a case study of how the Uduk-speaking people, originally from the Blue Nile region between the 'north' and the 'south' of Sudan, have been caught up in and displaced by a generation of civil war. Some have responded by defending their nation, others by joining the armed resistance of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, and yet others eventually finding security as international refugees in Ethiopia, and even further afield in countries such as the USA. Sudan's peace agreement of 2005 leaves much uncertainty for the future of the whole country, as conflict still rages in Darfur. The Uduk case shows how people who once lived together now try to maintain links across borders and even continents through modern communications, and where possible recreate their 'traditional' forms of story-telling, music, and song.

In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm
Author: Uri Lichter
Publsiher: Unites States Holocaust
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Eye of the Storm Book Excerpt:

The exciting story of the survival of the Lichter family, who managed to escape extermination during World War II.

A Burst of Light

A Burst of Light
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Burst of Light Book Excerpt:

The author discusses her life as a Black lesbian, her struggle against cancer, sadomasochism within the gay community, and apartheid and its relationship to racism in American society

Imagining Robert

Imagining Robert
Author: Jay Neugeboren
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Robert Book Excerpt:

A prize-winning novelist offers a touching and uplifting tale of love as he explains the joys and difficulties involved in having a relationship with his mentally ill brother. Tour.

The Pianist

The Pianist
Author: Wladyslaw Szpilman,Wilm Hosenfeld
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1999-09-04
ISBN: 9780312244156
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pianist Book Excerpt:

A stirring long-suppressed memoir about a pianist's incredible survival in Warsaw during World War II discusses the terrible deaths of family members and shows how he was saved by a German officer who had heard him playing the piano. 15,000 first printing.

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-11-16
ISBN: 0679603751
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbroken Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

From Melos to My Lai

From Melos to My Lai
Author: Lawrence A. Tritle
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780415171601
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Melos to My Lai Book Excerpt:

This is a brilliant and moving discussion of the nature of violence in the ancient and modern world and how the traumas experienced affected the survivors.

A Partisan s Memoir

A Partisan s Memoir
Author: Faye Schulman,Sarah Silberstein Swartz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Partisan s Memoir Book Excerpt:

Faye Schulman was an ordinary teenager when the Nazis invaded her small town on the Russian-Polish border. She had a large, loving family, good friends and neighbours, most of whom were soon lost in the horrors of the Holocaust. But Faye survived, and the photographs she took testify to her experiences and the persecution she witnessed. Decorated for heroism, Schulman, now in her mid-seventies, tells an extraordinary story not just of survival but of struggle and resistance against oppression. In this amazing book Schulman talks about escaping from the Nazis, finding a partisan unit and proving her worth. She and her photographs speak eloquently about the experience of living and surviving for years in the woods, of learning to nurse the ill and wounded, and of taking up arms against those who brutally decimated her world.

D H Lawrence and Survival

D H  Lawrence and Survival
Author: Ronald Granofsky
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780773525443
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

D H Lawrence and Survival Book Excerpt:

Although Darwin's ideas about evolution were dominant in D.H. Lawrence's day, little scholarly work has been done on the influence of these concepts on his work. This work argues that Lawrence employed ideas based on evolution in his fiction, particularly during the transition between his marriage and leadership periods (1919-22) when he embarked on a major rethinking of the direction of his creative work, and that these ideas contributed to the deterioration in his fiction after Women in Love. The book shows that Lawrence's deliberate use of Darwinian elements in his narrative strategy occurred at a time when he was increasingly concerned about survival, both personally, due to illness, and as an artist. The result in his fiction is a subtext in which his anxieties are projected onto female characters and the evolution of his writing is frustrated by unresolved emotional conflicts. Through new readings of the major fiction of Lawrence's transitional period, Ronald Granofsky demonstrates that Lawrence's deterioration as a writer and the misogyny of his later work was primarily the result of a deliberate effort on his part to move the ideological yardsticks of his fiction.

Old Man in a Baseball Cap

Old Man in a Baseball Cap
Author: Fred Rochlin
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1999-08-25
ISBN: 9780060194260
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Man in a Baseball Cap Book Excerpt:

I went to the University of Arizona and I majored in civil engineering because that's what my two brothers had done. I thought it was the right thing to do. When I got there, I found that I couldn't pass anything. I couldn't pass a damn thing. I was flunking out and that would be a big scandal in my family. I was getting desperate. I didn't know what to do. That December, the Japanese government saw fit to bomb Pearl harbor. So, next month, January, two weeks before finals, I got very patriotic and I went down and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Old Man in a Baseball Cap is a wonderful, hilarious, and haunting memoir. Written when Rochlin was seventy, after he took a storytelling workshop with Spalding Gray, it was originally performed as a monologue and was described by the New York Times as being "about an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances, [it] has elements of an epic: love and death, honor and betrayal, vengefulness and martyrdom, and ultimately, the fortuitousness of survival." In 1942 Fred Rochlin joined the Army Air Corps. After eight months of training, he was stationed in Italy, serving as the navigator on a B-24 bomber and flying missions over Germany. Fifty such missions were required for a successful tour of duty. This was the first time that Fred Rochlin had been away from home. He was nineteen years old. Old Man in a Baseball Cap is an astonishingly fresh, candid look at "the last good war." At once naive and wise, Fred Rochlin's voice is unforgettable.