My Beloved World

My Beloved World
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN: 0307962164
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Beloved World Book Excerpt:

A “searching and emotionally intimate memoir” (The New York Times) told with a candor never before undertaken by a sitting Justice. This “powerful defense of empathy” (The Washington Post) is destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. In this story of human triumph that “hums with hope and exhilaration” (NPR), she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book.

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 1524771163
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Excerpt:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . . .[and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action.” —The Washington Post Discover the inspiring life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, in this middle-grade adaptation of her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World. Includes an 8-page photo insert and a brief history of the Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor was just a girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge even though she’d never met one of either, and none lived in her neighborhood. Sonia did not let the hardships of her background—which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City’s South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money—stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward. Eventually, all of Sonia’s hard work led to her appointment as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2009, a role that she has held ever since. Learn about Justice Sotomayor’s rise and her amazing work as well as about the Supreme Court in this fascinating memoir that shows that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018! “People—I add children—who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.” —Justice Sonia Sotomayor on why she writes books (ABC News)

Managing Diabetes

Managing Diabetes
Author: Jeffrey A. Bennett
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 1479835285
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Diabetes Book Excerpt:

A critical study of diabetes in the popular imagination Over twenty-nine million people in the United States, more than nine percent of the population, have some form of diabetes. In Managing Diabetes, Jeffrey A. Bennett focuses on how the disease is imagined in public culture. Bennett argues that popular anecdotes, media representation, and communal myths are as meaningful as medical and scientific understandings of the disease. In focusing on the public character of the disease, Bennett looks at health campaigns and promotions as well as the debate over public figures like Sonia Sotomayor and her management of type 1 diabetes. Bennett examines the confusing and contradictory public depictions of diabetes to demonstrate how management of the disease is not only clinical but also cultural. Bennett also has type 1 diabetes and speaks from personal experience about the many misunderstandings and myths that are alive in the popular imagination. Ultimately, Managing Diabetes offers a fresh take on how disease is understood in contemporary society and the ways that stigma, fatalism, and health can intersect to shape diabetes’s public character. This disease has dire health implications, and rates keep rising. Bennett argues that until it is better understood it cannot be better treated.

The Most Dangerous Branch

The Most Dangerous Branch
Author: David A. Kaplan
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 1524759929
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Most Dangerous Branch Book Excerpt:

The former legal affairs editor of Newsweek takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court and shows how the justices subvert the role of the other branches of government—and how we’ve come to accept it at our peril. Never before has the Court been more central in American life. It is now the nine justices who too often decide the biggest issues of our time—from abortion and same-sex marriage to gun control, campaign finance, and voting rights. The Court is so crucial that many voters in 2016 made their choice based on whom they thought their presidential candidate would name to the Court. Donald Trump picked Neil Gorsuch—the key decision of his new administration. The newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh—replacing Anthony Kennedy—is even more important, holding the swing vote over so much social policy. With the 2020 campaign underway, and with two justices in their ’80s, the Court looms even larger. Is that really how democracy is supposed to work? Based on exclusive interviews with the justices, Kaplan provides fresh details about life behind the scenes at the Court: the reaction to Kavanaugh’s controversial arrival, the new role for Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas's simmering rage, Antonin Scalia's death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's celebrity, Breyer Bingo, and the petty feuding between Gorsuch and the chief justice. Kaplan offers a sweeping narrative of the justices’ aggrandizement of power over the decades—from Roe v. Wade to Bush v. Gore to Citizens United. (He also faults the Court for not getting involved when it should—for example, to limit partisan gerrymandering.) But the arrogance of the Court isn't partisan: Conservative and liberal justices alike are guilty of overreach. Challenging conventional wisdom about the Court's transcendent power, as well as presenting an intimate inside look at the Court, The Most Dangerous Branch is sure to rile both sides of the political aisle.

Breaking In

Breaking In
Author: Joan Biskupic
Publsiher: Sarah Crichton Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN: 0374712417
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking In Book Excerpt:

"I knew she'd be trouble." So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Sotomayor decided to shake it up—flooding the room with salsa music and coaxing her fellow justices to dance. It was little surprise in 2009 that President Barack Obama nominated a Hispanic judge to replace the retiring justice David Souter. The fact that there had never been a nominee to the nation's highest court from the nation's fastest growing minority had long been apparent. So the time was ripe—but how did it come to be Sonia Sotomayor? In Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, the veteran journalist Joan Biskupic answers that question. This is the story of how two forces providentially merged—the large ambitions of a talented Puerto Rican girl raised in the projects in the Bronx and the increasing political presence of Hispanics, from California to Texas, from Florida to the Northeast—resulting in a historical appointment. And this is not just a tale about breaking barriers as a Puerto Rican. It's about breaking barriers as a justice. Biskupic, the author of highly praised judicial biographies of Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, now pulls back the curtain on the Supreme Court nomination process, revealing the networks Sotomayor built and the skills she cultivated to go where no Hispanic has gone before. We see other potential candidates edged out along the way. And we see how, in challenging tradition and expanding our idea of a justice (as well as expanding her public persona), Sotomayor has created tension within and without the court's marble halls. As a Supreme Court justice, Sotomayor has shared her personal story to an unprecedented degree. And that story—of a Latina who emerged from tough times in the projects not only to prevail but also to rise to the top—has even become fabric for some of her most passionate comments on matters before the Court. But there is yet more to know about the rise of Sonia Sotomayor. Breaking In offers the larger, untold story of the woman who has been called "the people's justice."

The Army Lawyer

The Army Lawyer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sorrow of Mother Earth

The Sorrow of Mother Earth
Author: Jagannath Goudo
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1948321149
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sorrow of Mother Earth Book Excerpt:

The Sorrow of Mother Earth outlines the present complex problems related to global climate change and war. The book is an effort to create a platform with the help of respected professionals around the world to add more happiness to our life with mutual cooperation, understanding, and love.

Memoir Ethics

Memoir Ethics
Author: Mike W. Martin
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-02-10
ISBN: 1498533663
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoir Ethics Book Excerpt:

Memoir Ethics: Good Lives and the Virtues is a philosophical study of moral themes in memoirs. It explores how memoirists present and defend perspectives on good lives. Particular attention is paid to the interplay of the virtues, including their interplay with additional (nonmoral) types of values in good lives. More generally, it explores the relevance of memoir to moral philosophy and, in turn, how moral philosophy enters into elucidating and critiquing memoirs.

Still I Rise

Still I Rise
Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 1633535959
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still I Rise Book Excerpt:

“An incredible book about the strength of women . . . an important book and a read that is nothing if not timely with current politics.” —FangirlNation A #1 Bestseller in 21st Century U.S. History for Teens Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. It embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands. Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include: Madame C. J. Walker—first female American millionaire Aung San Suu Kyi—Burma’s first lady of freedom Betty Shabazz—civil rights activist Nellie Sachs—Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient Selma Lagerlof—first woman Nobel Laureate Fannie Lou Hamer—American voting rights activist Bessie Coleman—first African-American female pilot Wilma Rudolph—first woman to win three gold medals Sonia Sotomayor—first Hispanic Supreme Court justice Wangari Maathai—Nobel Prize winner Winnifred Mandela—freedom fighter Lois Wilson—founder of Al-Anon Roxanne Quimby—cofounder of Burt’s Bees “Inspirational . . . If you need a little encouragement in your life during these difficult times, the lives of these women will give you hope.” —Says Me Says Mom

Think in Public

Think in Public
Author: Sharon Marcus,Caitlin Zaloom
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 0231548710
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think in Public Book Excerpt:

Since 2012, Public Books has championed a new kind of community for intellectual engagement, discussion, and action. An online magazine that unites the best of the university with the openness of the internet, Public Books is where new ideas are debuted, old facts revived, and dangerous illusions dismantled. Here, young scholars present fresh thinking to audiences outside the academy, accomplished authors weigh in on timely issues, and a wide range of readers encounter the most vital academic insights and explore what they mean for the world at large. Think in Public: A Public Books Reader presents a selection of inspiring essays that exemplify the magazine’s distinctive approach to public scholarship. Gathered here are Public Books contributions from today’s leading thinkers, including Jill Lepore, Imani Perry, Kim Phillips-Fein, Salamishah Tillet, Jeremy Adelman, N. D. B. Connolly, Namwali Serpell, and Ursula K. Le Guin. The result is a guide to the most exciting contemporary ideas about literature, politics, economics, history, race, capitalism, gender, technology, and climate change by writers and researchers pushing public debate about these topics in new directions. Think in Public is a lodestone for a rising generation of public scholars and a testament to the power of knowledge.

I Am God Made Manifest

I Am God Made Manifest
Author: Thandiwe Folotiya
Publsiher: Partridge Africa
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN: 1482860856
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am God Made Manifest Book Excerpt:

This book takes you through my personal journey with spirituality, based on Helen Bartons teachings of her Seven Spiritual Truths. These ancient Truths have helped me understand my purpose

Poem of Ecstasy

Poem of Ecstasy
Author: Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin,Faubion Bowers
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1995
ISBN: 0486284611
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poem of Ecstasy Book Excerpt:

Scriabin's last two orchestral works were the products of a virtual delirium of composing. Poem of Ecstasy and Prometheus: Poem of Fire demonstrate his original musical spirit and dazzling gifts as an orchestration, employing immense orchestral forces.

Scriabin a Biography

Scriabin  a Biography
Author: Faubion Bowers
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 680
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 9780486288970
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scriabin a Biography Book Excerpt:

Definitive biography, newly revised and updated, chronicles Russian composer's life and career: astounding musical innovation, concert tours, abandonment of his wife, brushes with homosexuality, madness, more. 49 rare photographs.

Fantastic Failures

Fantastic Failures
Author: Luke Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 1534416161
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fantastic Failures Book Excerpt:

Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! Find out what they learned and how they turned their failures into triumphs with this engaging and youthful guide on how to succeed long term. There is a lot of pressure in today’s society to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stress and anxiety his students suffered over grades, fitting in, and getting things right the first time. Fantastic Failures helps students learn that their mistakes and failures do not define their whole lives, but help them grow into their potential. Kids will love learning about some of the well-known people who failed before succeeding and will come to understand that failure is a large component of success. With stories from people like J. K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Sonia Sotomayor, Vincent Van Gogh, Julia Child, Steven Spielberg, and Betsy Johnson, each profile proves that the greatest mistakes and flops can turn into something amazing. Intermixed throughout the fun profiles, Reynolds spotlights great inventors and scientists who discovered and created some of the most important medicines, devices, and concepts of all time, including lifesaving vaccines and medicines that were stumbled upon by mistake.

Turning Pages

Turning Pages
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 0525514090
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning Pages Book Excerpt:

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time! As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's death, to uncover the secrets of the world, and to dream of a future for herself in which anything was possible. In Turning Pages, Justice Sotomayor shares that love of books with a new generation of readers, and inspires them to read and puzzle and dream for themselves. Accompanied by Lulu Delacre's vibrant art, this story of the Justice's life shows readers that the world is full of promise and possibility--all they need to do is turn the page. Praise for Turning Pages: * "A sincere and insightful autobiography that also demonstrates the power of the written word. A winning addition to libraries that serve young readers." --School Library Journal, starred review "A personal and appealing book made to inspire." --Booklist "A thoughtful introduction to both the power of reading and an inspiring role model." --Kirkus Reviews "This book would be great as a read-aloud for class discussions of the Supreme Court, or United States government, or of important people in public service. It would also be good for independent reading by students interested in biographies or political figures." --School Library Connection

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor
Author: Sylvia Mendoza
Publsiher: Zest Books ™
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1541579941
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sonia Sotomayor Book Excerpt:

Arguably one of the most prominent US Supreme Court Justices at the moment, Sonia Sotomayor has paved her own way to enact profound changes and reforms, despite the obstacles that stood in her way. And she certainly has had her share of adversity: she was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just eight years old, lived in housing projects in the Bronx in her youth, and fought (and still is fighting) against blatant discrimination throughout her career. Now in her early 60s, Justice Sotomayor has already made history in being appointed to the Court as the first Latina justice, the third woman justice, and one of the three youngest justices in this position.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris
Author: Michiko Kakutani
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN: 0525574980
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ex Libris Book Excerpt:

Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout. “A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey “An ebullient celebration of books and reading.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In the introduction to her new collection of essays, Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread, Michiko Kakutani writes: “In a world riven by political and social divisions, literature can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cultures and religions, national boundaries and historical eras. It can give us an understanding of lives very different from our own, and a sense of the shared joys and losses of human experience.” Readers will discover novels and memoirs by some of the most gifted writers working today; favorite classics worth reading or rereading; and nonfiction works, both old and new, that illuminate our social and political landscape and some of today’s most pressing issues, from climate change to medicine to the consequences of digital innovation. There are essential works in American history (The Federalist Papers, The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.); books that address timely cultural dynamics (Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Daniel J. Boorstin’s The Image, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale); classics of children’s literature (the Harry Potter novels, Where the Wild Things Are); and novels by acclaimed contemporary writers like Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Ian McEwan. With richly detailed illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates, Ex Libris is an impassioned reminder of why reading matters more than ever.

Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

Moving Up Without Losing Your Way
Author: Jennifer Morton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 0691216932
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Up Without Losing Your Way Book Excerpt:

The dilemmas faced by disadvantaged college students seeking upward mobility and what educators can do to help these students flourish Upward mobility through higher education has been an article of faith for generations of working-class, low-income, and immigrant college students. While this path usually entails financial sacrifices and hard work, little attention has been paid to the personal compromises such students make as they enter worlds vastly different from their own. Measuring the true cost of higher education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Moving Up without Losing Your Way looks at the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility—the broken ties with family and friends, and the loss of community and identity—faced by students as they strive to earn a successful place in society. Drawing upon philosophy, social science, personal stories, and interviews, Jennifer Morton reframes the college experience, factoring in not just educational and career opportunities but also essential relationships. She urges educators to empower students with a new narrative, one that might allow them to achieve social mobility while retaining their best selves.

Crackup

Crackup
Author: Samuel L. Popkin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-10
ISBN: 0190913827
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crackup Book Excerpt:

Samuel Popkin applies his extensive experience with presidents and presidential campaigns to provide a lively, extensively researched story of the contemporary Republican Party. He shows how reforms intended to take corporate money out of political parties ended up crippling party leadership, rendering them unable to cope with a new political landscape. In their stead, the machinations of billionaires pursuing pet issues and "purity for profit" activists thrived. AsPopkin lays bare, party rebels such as Ted Cruz exploited these forces to block immigration and healthcare reform, opening the door for Trump's election.

THE DRAGON MAN THE FIRST HYBRID OF THE SPECIES

THE DRAGON MAN   THE FIRST HYBRID OF THE SPECIES
Author: XB22 "FAMA"
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1326946919
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE DRAGON MAN THE FIRST HYBRID OF THE SPECIES Book Excerpt:

"Everything that was once a human being no longer exists because it was now a being completely different" A journey through time and space The inevitable self-destruction of a planet they will merge the origin of a new species. Thanks to the rescue of the few survivors from an advanced race that came from far away .. called Dragons