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📒Born On Third Base ✍ Chuck Collins
📝Born on Third Base Book Synopsis : As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor--all while retreating into enclaves that separate them further and further from the poor and working class. On the other side, those who find it increasingly difficult to keep up or get ahead lash out--waging a rhetorical war against the rich and letting anger and resentment, however justifiable, keep us from seeing new potential solutions. But can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society's wealth is pooling at the very top of the wealth ladder? Does anyone, including the one percent, really want to live in a society plagued by economic apartheid? It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative. Collins calls for a ceasefire and invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities. And he asks the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder. Stories told along the way explore the roots of advantage, show how taxpayers subsidize the wealthy, and reveal how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. Readers meet pioneers who are crossing the divide to work together in new ways, including residents in the author's own Boston-area neighborhood who have launched some of the most interesting community transition efforts in the nation. In the end, Collins's national and local solutions not only challenge inequality but also respond to climate change and offer an unexpected, fresh take on one of our most intransigent problems.
📒 ✍ Ренсом Риггз
📝 Book Synopsis : Премьера фильма в октябре! Таинственный остров. Покинутый приют. После ужасной семейной трагедии Джейкоб оказался в этом загадочном месте. Подросток нашел руины старого дома и выяснил, что здесь жили очень странные дети. Он начинает понимать, что на этом уединенном острове дети оказались неслучайно — их способности были поистине невероятными и опасными! И хотя дом давно разрушен, возможно, они до сих пор живы. А совсем скоро Джейкоб с ужасом осознает, что он — один из них... Книга проиллюстрирована уникальными старинными фотографиями.
📒Economic Apartheid In America ✍ Chuck Collins
📝Economic Apartheid In America Book Synopsis : This updated edition of the widely touted Economic Apartheid in America looks at the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States, including tax policy in light of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and recent corporate scandals. Published with two leading organizations dedicated to addressing economic inequality, the book looks at recent changes in income and wealth distribution and examines the economic policies and shifts in power that have fueled the growing divide. Praised by Sojurners as “a clear blueprint on how to combat growing inequality,” Economic Apartheid in America provides “much-needed groundwork for more democratic discussion and participation in economic life” (Tikkun). With “a wealth of eye-opening data” (The Beacon) focusing on the decline of organized labor and civic institutions, the battle over global trade, and the growing inequality of income and wages, it argues that most Americans are shut out of the discussion of the rules governing their economic lives. Accessible and engaging and illustrated throughout with charts, graphs, and political cartoons, the book lays out a comprehensive plan for action.
📒Moneyball ✍ Майкл Льюис
📝Moneyball Book Synopsis : Многие уверены, что спорт давно превратился в соревнование кошельков. Побеждает тот, кто может позволить себе самых лучших, а значит, самых дорогостоящих игроков. Эта книга доказывает обратное — настоящий прорыв делает тот, кто умеет смотреть по-новому на привычные вещи. В основе книги лежит реальная история одного из выдающихся спортивных менеджеров нашего времени — Билли Бина. Ему удалось на первый взгляд невозможное: вывести малобюджетную команду по бейсболу на лидирующие позиции и обойти самые дорогие команды. Изменив подход к игрокам, он в каком-то смысле изменил саму игру и этим достиг невероятного успеха в истории бейсбола. Книга издательства 'Манн, Иванов и Фербер'
📒 ✍ Диккенс Ч.
📝 Book Synopsis : История мальчика, оставшегося сиротой и вынужденного скитаться по работным домам и мрачным трущобам Лондона в поисках счастья. Перипетии судьбы маленького героя, многочисленные знаковые встречи на его пути, испытания, настоящая дружба и счастливый конец трудных и опасных приключений — все это вызывает непроходящий интерес к роману у читателей всего мира. Чарльз Диккенс (1812—1870) — английский писатель, романист и очеркист. Самый популярный англоязычный писатель, классик мировой литературы. Творчество Диккенса относят к реализму, но в его романах отразились и черты сентиментализма. Самые знаменитые романы Диккенса: «Посмертные записки Пиквикского клуба», «Оливер Твист», «Дэвид Копперфильд», «Большие надежды», «Повесть о двух городах».
📒Class Lives ✍ Chuck Collins
📝Class Lives Book Synopsis : Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system. The stories in Class Lives are both gripping and moving. One contributor grows up in hunger and as an adult becomes an advocate for the poor and homeless. Another acknowledges the truth that her working-class father's achievements afforded her and the rest of the family access to people with power. A gifted child from a working-class home soon understands that intelligence is a commodity but finds his background incompatible with his aspirations and so attempts to divide his life into separate worlds. Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class and the importance of learning about classism, class cultures, and the intersections of class, race, and gender. Class Lives will be a helpful resource for students, teachers, sociologists, diversity trainers, activists, and a general audience. It will leave readers with an appreciation of the poignancy and power of class and the journeys that Americans grapple with on a daily basis.
📒 ✍ Хелен Филдинг
📝 Book Synopsis : Вы никогда не позволяли себе съесть третье пирожное, выпить лишнего или без повода? Вы никогда не забывали забрать детей из школы? Вы не обещали себе, что с понедельника бросите курить и начнете делать зарядку? Никогда не выглядели глупо и нелепо? И не писали в Твиттер о свидании, хотя оно еще не закончилось? Нет? Тогда эта книга не для вас.Хелен Филдинг продолжает историю трогательной Бриджит Джонс. Дневник Бриджит – для таких бедовых и неутомимых искательниц счастья, как она сама. В погоне за счастьем на помощь ей приходят подруги и сайты знакомств, но настоящая любовь ждет Бриджит совершенно в другом месте.
📒 ✍ Питер Друкер
📝 Book Synopsis : В самой известной книге Питера Друкера поднимается тема эффективности работников умственного труда, приобретающих в современной организации статус руководителя, если в силу своего должностного положения или знаний они отвечают за работу, которая непосредственно влияет на способность данной организации функционировать и добиваться результатов
📒 ✍ Рик Янси
📝 Book Synopsis : Они наверху. Они внизу. Они везде и нигде. Им хочется завоевать Землю. Им хочется, чтобы Земля осталась у нас. Иные пришли, чтобы уничтожить человечество. Иные пришли, чтобы его спасти. Но под этими загадками лежит простая правда: Кэсси — жертва предательства. Как и ее товарищи: Рингер, Зомби, Наггетс. Как и семь с половиной миллиардов жителей планеты. Сначала людей предали иные. Потом люди предали сами себя. Последняя битва за жизнь состоится не на суше и не на море, не в горах и не на равнине, не в джунглях и не в пустыне. Она закончится там, где началась — в отправной точке. И передний край этой битвы — сердце человека.
📒A Purpose For Life ✍ Alexander Zax
📝A Purpose for Life Book Synopsis : "Measurable and cost-effective Service (not wealth, fame, looks or ancestry) is The Key to personal happiness and determining a person's real worth. You can find it (and the lack of it) in people of all professions, political persuasions, religious groups and economic strata. The nature of their politics, religion, profession, or the degree of their wealth or fame, are not very relevant in determining a person's intelligence or heart. The joy they experience delivering useful service to - family, friends, customers, employees, employers, community, country and planet (in ever-widening spheres of influence, depending on one's ability and interests) - may be a better gauge of those qualities." "This is a book of answers for the next generation. Answers about sex, money, war, racism, life and death. Every teenager and young adult needs this book." AUTHOR BIO: Alexander Zax has enjoyed an atypical career in diverse fields. He first worked for 20 years in the social service arena (for long hours with low pay), and then spent 10 years building his own multi-million dollar businesses. He did this while helping to raise four daughters who are themselves successfully serving others in their careers today. From this he learned the common denominator to succeed in any field is a commitment to service over income. He has now founded www.TheServiceFoundation.com to help spread that philosophy.
📒Brave New Canada ✍ Derek H. Burney
📝Brave New Canada Book Synopsis : Globalization and the shifting tectonic plates of the international system have led to an increasingly competitive world. If Canada hopes to gain advantage from the dramatic developments underway it will have to aggressively adapt its foreign and domestic policies and priorities under the clear direction of the federal government or accept being left behind. In Brave New Canada, Derek Burney and Fen Hampson identify the key trends that are reshaping the world's geopolitics and economics and discuss the challenges Canada confronts with the rise of China and other global centres of power. Their examination of a wide range of themes - including the place of pluralistic democratic values in diplomacy, economics, and trade, the ways that Canada should reset relations with its neighbour to the south, as well as how to manage new global security threats - paints a picture of how Canada can become bold, assertive, and confident and easily adjust to a new global landscape. Arguing that a successful foreign policy cannot be crafted by looking at the world in the rear-view mirror, Brave New Canada offers evidence-based, provocative prescriptions for both the public and private sectors that should stimulate discussion and command widespread attention.
📒A People S History Of Poverty In America ✍ Stephen Pimpare
📝A People s History of Poverty in America Book Synopsis : In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside. He focuses on how the poor have created community, secured shelter, and found food and illuminates their battles for dignity and respect. Through prodigious archival research and lucid analysis, Pimpare details the ways in which charity and aid for the poor have been inseparable, more often than not, from the scorn and disapproval of those who would help them. In the rich and often surprising historical testimonies he has collected from the poor in America, Pimpare overturns any simple conclusions about how the poor see themselves or what it feels like to be poor—and he shows clearly that the poor are all too often aware that charity comes with a price. It is that price that Pimpare eloquently questions in this book, reminding us through powerful anecdotes, some heart-wrenching and some surprisingly humorous, that poverty is not simply a moral failure.
📒Halfway To Heaven ✍ Mark Obmascik
📝Halfway to Heaven Book Synopsis : The author recounts his effort to scale Colorado's fifty-four mountains above 14,000 feet, a quest marked by the search for hiking partners among eccentric candidates and his exploration of the culture and history of the "Fourteeners."
📒Go Get Me Back ✍ Clementine Nicholson
📝Go Get Me Back Book Synopsis : This book is for you if you have ever: done a handstand after lovemaking to work with gravity. - overdosed on black licorice to heighten fertility. - faked a thermometer reading for good measure. In between the "heavy boot" chapters of infertility, I share a hodgepodge of our Friday night date escapes. I give creative date ideas to feed the relationship and give it a vacation. On Friday night, we take turns creating and surprising each other with a theme date. The dates are a mix of fun, artsy, outdoorsy, adventurous, glamorous, silly, cultural, sentimental, elaborate, and humbly homemade. It is on these dates we found our answer. What happens if you are kind, optimistic, spiritual vegetarians who have tried every natural and Western medical measure to get pregnant and still you have no bump? How long would you defy your real purpose? I gave it longer than I should have, I didn't realize I wanted to be healthy and in a good marriage more than I wanted to have a baby. I sacrificed a lot in trying to get pregnant, but when it came down to trading in my health and husband for a child, my choice became clear. I wanted our lives to be happy, giving and prosperous. This is my journey there.
📒Tweet This Book ✍ Sayre Van Young
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📒Empire Of Dirt ✍ James McCormack
📝Empire of Dirt Book Synopsis : A highly dsysfunctional family arrives in Long Island's trendy Hamptons for their annual summer reunion. After a wild night of partying, the family matriarch, Harriett Aubrey Grace, is found dead in the basement, the victim of a horrible accident or a terrible crime. Through the eyes of the estate's caretaker, Connelly, the reader relives Harriett's succesful yet sad life and investigates her suspicious death and the sordid list of relatives that might be responsible for the crime. Connelly teams up with Harriett's long estranged but beautiful daughter, Tush, and the duo rush headlong into a murky family history fraught with malevolence and perversion and their own combustible attraction nearly leads them to the brink of disaster. Bravery, heroism, love, hate, jealousy, rage and despair are only some of what the reader uncovers exploring Harriett's empire, an empire that in the end proves to be little more than a pile of dirt.
📒The Last Alibi ✍ David Ellis
📝The Last Alibi Book Synopsis : Jason Kolarich has fought many cases. This time, he's fighting for his life. Jason Kolarich, defense lawyer, has it all. Until James Drinker walks into his office. Terrified he's being framed for murder, James is desperate for Jason's help. But as Jason investigates his client's story, it becomes clear that nothing about Drinker is what it seems. Unable to stop a serial killer without breaking his attorney-client oath, Jason must find out the truth, before he loses everything.
📒Social Class And The Helping Professions ✍ Deborah Crawford Sturm
📝Social Class and the Helping Professions Book Synopsis : This book provides a comprehensive examination of the intersection of social class and the helping professions, including examinations of the role of social class in American culture, classism, social class and mental health, and the American Dream. It will be a valuable tool for practitioners in a variety of mental health professions, providing a clearer understanding of social class as it relates to themselves and their clients. The first section contains an introduction to the global, historical, and sociological aspects of class and an in-depth look at urban and rural poverty, the middle class, and the upper class and economic privilege. The reader will find not only an examination of these social constructs, but also an opportunity to examine their own experience with social class. The next section brings the reader into the world of their clients in more specific ways, examining the role social class plays in mental health and mental health counseling, in the family structure and in counseling families, and in the experiences people have throughout the educational process and in schools. Finally, the last section of the book discusses specific techniques and models to use in the reader’s clinical practice, including how to assess clients’ experiences of class and classism and how these experiences have shaped their worldview and view of the self. Case studies throughout demonstrate fair and accurate diagnosis, assessment, and treatment.
📒Thief ✍ Mark Sullivan
📝Thief Book Synopsis : In Mark Sullivan's Thief, Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present. He's been a soldier, a CIA agent, a freelance operative but first and foremost, Robin Monarch is a thief of the highest order. Orphaned at twelve, Monarch originally stole for survival, then he stole for his friends and cohorts, now he steals to order, and to give back to the to the woman who saved his life many years ago. With the help of his team, Monarch breaks into the legendary Christmas party of Beau Arsenault, a shady investor and behind-the-scenes player at the very highest levels of power politics. Arsenault is not above bending or breaking the rules if there's illicit profit to be made. Monarch has decided that those illicit profits will be better used to take care of orphans and street kids. Using the party as cover to break into Arsenault's secret vaults, Monarch comes away with two unexpected things. One is a bullet—he gets shot when he's caught trying to escape with tens of millions of negotiable instruments. The second is a lead on what might be his most audacious exploit ever. A previously undiscovered tribe in South America may well have the secret to the most sought after knowledge in history—that of eternal life. And Robin Monarch must use all his skills—as an operative, as a thief—to keep this secret from falling into the worst possible hands.
📒The Meaning Of Marxism ✍ Paul D'Amato
📝The Meaning of Marxism Book Synopsis : “In [D’Amato’s] able hands, Marxist politics come alive and leap before us, pointing a way toward a better world. It’s a knockout.”—Dave Zirin, author of What’s My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States In this lively and accessible introduction to the ideas of Karl Marx, with historical and contemporary examples, D’Amato argues that Marx’s ideas of globalization, oppression, and social change are more important than ever. Paul D’Amato is the associate editor of the International Socialist Review. His writing has appeared in CounterPunch, Socialist Worker, and SelvesandOthers.org. He is an activist based in Chicago.
📒The Nigger In You ✍ J. W. Wiley
📝The Nigger in You Book Synopsis : Embrace Leadership to Combat All Forms of Prejudice Is there a “nigger” in you? If you have attempted to avoid and/or escape oppression, been made to feel as if you are a problem, been treated as “lesser than” or even like a criminal, all just because you are different in a given context, then what Dr. J. W. Wiley asserts through the title of this book inescapably applies to you. Through any of our multiple identities—stereotyped, marginalized, or ostracized by our socio-economic class, level of education, gender, disability, age, race, sexual orientation, or religion—we are all potential victims as well as perpetrators of denigrating language and discrimination. Dr. Wiley borrows the agency of nigger, arguably the quintessential, most universally known term of disparagement of those negatively considered the Other, to re-frame the word as no longer just a racial term but one that symbolizes many of the ways we disrespect or bully one another, are inconsiderate of one another, prejudge one another, and internalize our demonization. He defines the word in a way that demonstrates its equivalence to other dysfunctional language (retard, bitch, fag, trailer trash, etc.) that suggests that those so targeted are unworthy of consideration in our society. By creating a conversation around such language, Dr. Wiley challenges us to recognize that, when we give in to our prejudices and stereotypes, the “nigger in you” is what we are apt to see when we encounter those different from ourselves. The author, who is Director of the Center for Diversity, Pluralism, and Inclusion for the State University of New York–Plattsburg, a Lecturer in Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies, and president of his own consulting business, engages diversity in a uniquely inclusive way and as inseparable from social justice. By dissecting the offensive language we often use, consciously or unconsciously, Dr. Wiley provokes us to recognize that, since every one of us has multiple identities beyond just the color of our skin, it is virtually impossible for most of us not to have felt the sting of oppression, or the power of privilege that some of those same multiple identities may confer on us. Consequently, it is morally incumbent on us to contest and ultimately transcend oppression wherever we encounter it, to respect the humanity of those different from us, and become allies in the war to protect and advance people’s right to be different. Through personal stories, scholarship, poetry, commentary on current affairs, lyrics, and his experiences as a Black man both rooted in African American culture and the culture of the academy who daily has to navigate and negotiate multiple worlds, Dr. Wiley leads us on a journey toward social justice. In doing so, he empowers us—in whatever sphere, private or public, in which we have some agency—to embrace our leadership moments by engaging those who would perpetrate dysfunctional language or behavior, and help create a world in which differences are respected and validated.