A Dangerous Friend

Well-meaning American civilians make an attempt at nation-building during the Vietnam War, in this “powerful” novel by a National Book Award finalist (Newsweek).

Author: Ward Just

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547561424

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Well-meaning American civilians make an attempt at nation-building during the Vietnam War, in this “powerful” novel by a National Book Award finalist (Newsweek). Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Time and the Los Angeles Times In this “extraordinary,” beautifully constructed large-canvas novel of Saigon in 1965, Ward Just takes a penetrating look into America’s role in the world (The New York Times). Sydney Parade, a political scientist, has left his home and family in an effort to become part of something larger than himself, a foreign aid operation in the South Vietnamese capital. Even before he arrives, he encounters French and Americans who reveal to him the unsettling depths of a conflict he thought he understood—and in Saigon, the Vietnamese add yet another dimension. Before long, the rampant missteps and misplaced ideals trap Parade and others in a moral crossfire. “Emotionally wrenching and always beautifully observant,” this is a story of conscience and its consequences among those for whom Vietnam was neither the right fight nor the wrong fight but the only fight (Entertainment Weekly). The exotic tropical surroundings, coarsening and corrupting effects of a colonial regime, and visionary delusions of the American democratizers all play their part. “A literary triumph that transcends its war story” and a New York Times Notable Book, A Dangerous Friend can be justly compared to Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo or Graham Greene’s The Quiet American—a thrilling narrative roiling with intrigue, mayhem, and betrayal (San Francisco Chronicle). “Makes you want to run screaming into the street to protest retrospectively the war he has so movingly recreated.” —The New York Times

My Dearest Enemy My Dangerous Friend

If you have a sibling, or you are bringing up siblings, or, as an only child, you want to know what you’re missing, this is the book for you.

Author: Dorothy Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136592253

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Stories about siblings abound in literature, drama, comedy, biography, and history. We rarely talk about our own siblings without emotion, whether with love and gratitude, or exasperation, bitterness, anger and hate. Nevertheless, the subject of what it is to be and to have a sibling is one that has been ignored by psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists. In My Dearest Enemy, My Dangerous Friend, Dorothy Rowe presents a radically new way of thinking about siblings that unites the many apparently contradictory aspects of these complex relationships. This helps us to recognise the various experiences involved in sibling relationships as a result of the fundamental drive for survival and validation, enabling us to reach a deeper understanding of our siblings and ourselves. If you have a sibling, or you are bringing up siblings, or, as an only child, you want to know what you’re missing, this is the book for you.

Dangerous Friend

—Tricycle ABOUT THE BOOK Although Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow in
popularity, the crucial relationship between teacher and student remains largely
misunderstood. Dangerous Friend offers an indepth exploration of this
mysterious ...

Author: Rig'dzin Dorje

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829266

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 845

Although Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow in popularity, the crucial relationship between teacher and student remains largely misunderstood. Dangerous Friend offers an in-depth exploration of this mysterious and complex bond, a relationship of paramount importance in Tibetan Buddhist practice. According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the student must have complete trust in the teacher (the "dangerous friend") if he or she is to achieve any understanding. It is the teacher's responsibility to uphold the integrity of the tradition, the basis of which is compassion for all beings, by transmitting it properly to an appropriate student. Likewise, it is the student's responsibility to meet the challenge of carrying on the lineage of teachings. By entering such a relationship, both teacher and student accept the burden of protecting those teachings by understanding them completely and correctly, by practicing them fully and faultlessly, and by transmitting them without omission. Dangerous Friend includes discussions of the following topics: • Meeting and recognizing an appropriate teacher. • Understanding the gravity of entering the teacher-student relationship. • Shifting one's approach from spiritual materialism to genuine Buddhist practice. • Accepting the challenge of being truly kind, honest, and courageous.

My Enemy My Friend

dangerous wild animals . Of all the animals in the forest , Thiong ' o feared the
rhino the most . There were a lot of them around and it was not unusual to come
across one or two , particularly on forest paths . When not actually feeding they ...

Author: David Lovatt Smith

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Kenya

Page: 398

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U G Krishnamurti Dangerous Friend

There is also great joy. The book expresses a deep and abiding connection to a life beyond what most of us experience. The Unknown is at the heart of this book. Read it for an awakening to a dimension beyond how people experience reality.

Author: Larry Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781511460699

Category:

Page: 208

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U.G. Krishnamurti: Dangerous Friend offers the reader a candid and personal view of perhaps the most revolutionary figure of our time: U.G. was a unique spiritual teacher unlike anyone before and since. His radical ideas undermine all traditions, beliefs and cultures. This book is a stark picture of U.G. as seen through eyes of one of his close friends. It is not like anything the reader has encountered anywhere before. In graphic detail, the writer expresses through vignettes and poetry his personal encounters with U.G. over twenty-one years. Many of these encounters are suffused with the devotion and love the author had for U.G. There is an energy of authenticity and personal feeling that runs throughout the book. There is also great joy. The book expresses a deep and abiding connection to a life beyond what most of us experience. The Unknown is at the heart of this book. Read it for an awakening to a dimension beyond how people experience reality.


Visual C Object oriented Programming

In this class definition , these statements declare that the class named Highclass
has three friends : another class named FriendClass , a class member ... Some
programmers claim that friendship is dangerous and can lead to severe abuse .

Author: Mark Andrews

Publisher: Sams

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1067

View: 778

Powerful and practical examples of object-oriented applications. Disk contains all the source code and executable files for all the book's examples. Extensive coverage of the Microsoft Foundation Class Library.

Dangerous Wonder

An elderly friend of mine went to the hospital to be with one of his children who
was dying of cancer . During those last few days with his son , my friend was
continually interrupted by well - meaning Christian friends who came by to offer
advice ...

Author: Michael Yaconelli

Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781576831281

Category: Faith

Page: 151

View: 621

In Dangerous Wonder, Michael Yaconelli invites you to recapture the joy of being a child and apply it to your relationship with God. He encourages you to take Jesus at his word when told his hearers they must become as little children to enter his kingdom.

The Wavery Novels

Reduced thus to a sort of despair, I thought of my friend and man of business, Mr.
Fairscribe. His habits, it was true, were not likely to render him indulgent to light
literature, and, indeed, I had more than once noticed his daughters, and ...

Author: Walter Scott Bart

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Daniel in the Dangerous Den

SSAlong Make a New Friend in Jesus PassAlong Arch® Books help you share
Jesus with friends close to you and with children all around the world ! When you
' ve enjoyed this story , pass it Arch Books along to a friend . When your friend is ...

Author: Carol Greene

Publisher: Concordia Publishing House

ISBN: 9780570075042

Category: Bible

Page: 32

View: 871

Rhyming text describes how God saved Daniel in the lion's den.

A World Treasury of Proverbs from Twenty five Languages

Better to abide a friend's anger than a foe's kiss . Choose thy friends like thy
books — few but choice . Do good to thy friend to keep him , to thy enemy to gain
him . ( Franklin ) Friends agree best at a distance . Friends are as dangerous as ...

Author: Henry Davidoff

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Proverbs

Page: 492

View: 927



Leonard Maltin s Movie Video Guide 2001

... The (1931) Dangerous Friend, A SEE: Todd Killings. The Dangerous Game (
1993) C-105m. BOMB D: Abel Ferrara. Harvey Keitel, Madonna. James Russo.
Nancy Ferrara, Reilly Murphy. Victor Argo. Leonard Thomas. Christina Futon.

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780451201072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1648

View: 922

Presents capsule movie reviews with ratings.


Life Writing

Remember to make a great difference between companions and friends ; for a
very complaisant and agreeable companion may , and often does , prove a very
improper and dangerous friend . People will , in a great degree , and not without
 ...

Author: Winifred Bryan Horner

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130792372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 181

In readings that move from personal diaries and personal letters through autobiography and biography that assumes a public readership, and finally to the essay, the reader is led through an ever-widening audience. Starting with pieces that draw entirely on the writer's life to biography requiring research into another person's life, the reader moves from subjective to objective experience and finally to the essay that attempts to put that experience into a larger context. The selections are followed by "Musings" which suggest features of the writing that the reader might imitate and recommendations for writing. "Connections" presents ways in which individual pieces might be paired with others to make interesting comparisons and to generate other writing ideas. A range of familiar and unfamiliar selections are organized from the subjective to the objective and become increasingly difficult. They present a wide range of writing styles to allow readers to become comfortable with many styles. In addition, these selections represent a variety of cultures and historical periods to give readers an appreciation of other cultures and a sense of history. A valuable book for any reader who wishes to improve their writing skills by reading a variety of selections by a range of writers.


Types of English Prose

ions and friends , for a very complaisant and agreeable companion may , and
often does , prove a very improper and a very dangerous friend . People will , in a
great degree , and not without reason , form their opinion of you upon that which
 ...

Author: Virgil Barney Heltzel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English prose literature

Page: 678

View: 142


You re Not Aging You re Just Oxidizing

Oxygen : Our “ Dangerous Friend ” Oxygen has been called our “ dangerous
friend ” by one of the leading and most significant researchers of aging , Dr.
Lester Packer , PhD from the University of California at Berkley . His research has
led to a ...

Author: Malibu Wellness, Incorporated

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780974614601

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 262

View: 458


My Husband My Friend

Anyway , this upcoming scene at the airport promised to be equally as dangerous
. The plan was to have Steve run across the runway in pursuit of his quarry , just
as a big jet fires its engines ready to begin its take - off run . Then Steve would ...

Author: Neile McQueen Toffel

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 9780451147356

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 362

View: 844


Leonard Maltin s Movie and Video Guide 1998

An indelible Dangerous Female SEE : Maltese Falcon , 60s time - capsule based
on the European The ( 1931 ) V comic - strip character . Originally released as
Dangerous Friend , A SEE : Todd KillDIABOLIK , at 105m . Panoramica . V ings ...

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452279148

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 1632

View: 138

With more than 300 new entries, 1,000 more videocassette and laser-disc listings, and an enlarged index of leading performers and directors, the 1998 edition of this perennial bestseller continues to be a "must" for every movie buff's bookshelf. "Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide" has long been acclaimed because of its factual authority and sheer depth of information.