Upheaval

Upheaval: Stories,. continued. “Ever since the release of Chris Holbrook's Hell
and Ohio, many of us have been impatiently awaiting another collection by this
master of the short story. Upheaval is well worth the fourteen-year wait. There is
not ...

Author: Chris Holbrook

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173507

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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In 1995, Chris Holbrook burst onto the southern literary scene with Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia, stories that Robert Morgan described as "elegies for land and lives disappearing under mudslides from strip mines and new trailer parks and highways." Now, with the publication of Upheaval, Holbrook more than answers the promise of that auspicious debut. In eight interrelated stories set in Eastern Kentucky, Holbrook again captures a region and its people as they struggle in the face of poverty, isolation, change, and the devastation of land and resources at the hands of the coal and timber industries. In the title story, Haskell sees signs of disaster all around him, from the dangers inherent in the strip-mining machinery he and his coworkers operate to the accident waiting to happen when his son plays with a socket wrench. Holbrook employs a native's ear for dialect and turns of phrase to reveal his characters' complex interior lives. In "The Timber Deal," two brothers -- Russell, a recovering addict recently released from prison, and Dwight, who hasn't worked since being injured in a coal truck accident -- try to convince their upwardly mobile sister, Helen, to agree to lease out timber rights to the family land. Dwight is unable to communicate his feelings, even as he seethes with rage: "Helen can't see past herself, is what it is. If John James had fractured his back in two places, it'd be a different story. If he'd broke his neck, it'd be a different story told." Written with a gritty, unflinching realism reminiscent of the work of Larry Brown and Cormac McCarthy, the stories in Upheaval prove that Holbrook is not only a faithful chronicler and champion of Appalachia's working poor but also one of the most gifted writers of his generation.

Years of Upheaval

In this second volume of Henry Kissinger’s “endlessly fascinating memoirs” (The New York Times), Kissinger recounts his years as President Nixon’s Secretary of State from 1972 to 1974, including the ending of the Vietnam War, the ...

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1283

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In this second volume of Henry Kissinger’s “endlessly fascinating memoirs” (The New York Times), Kissinger recounts his years as President Nixon’s Secretary of State from 1972 to 1974, including the ending of the Vietnam War, the 1973 Middle East War and oil embargo, Watergate, and Nixon’s resignation. This second volume of Henry Kissinger’s monumental memoirs covers his years as President Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State (1972–1974), including the ending of the Vietnam War, the 1973 Middle East War and oil embargo, Watergate, and Nixon’s resignation. Years of Upheaval opens with Dr. Kissinger being appointed Secretary of State. Among other events of these turbulent years that he recounts are his trip to Hanoi after the Vietnam cease-fire, his efforts to settle the war in Cambodia, the “Year of Europe,” two Nixon-Brezhnev summit meetings and the controversies over arms control and détente, the military alert and showdown with the Soviet Union over the Middle East war, the subsequent oil crisis, the origins of shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East, the fall of Salvador Allende in Chile, and the tumultuous events surrounding Nixon’s resignation. Throughout are candid appraisals of world leaders, including Nixon, Golda Meir, Anwar Sadat, King Faisal, Hafez al-Asad, Chairman Mao, Leonid Brezhnev, Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, Georges Pompidou, and many more. At once illuminating, fascinating, and profound, Years of Upheaval is a lasting contribution to the history of our time by one of its chief protagonists.

Earth in Upheaval

Schaeffer was once more impressed by the signs of a simultaneous upheaval in
all the excavated sites of Asia Minor and the ancient East generally, and
dedicated himself to collating the archaeological material of the third and second
 ...

Author: Immanuel Velikovsky

Publisher: Paradigma Ltd

ISBN: 1906833729

Category: Earth

Page:

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Upheaval

I finished the book even more optimistic about our ability to solve problems than I started' BILL GATES 'Jared Diamond does it again: another rich, original and fascinating chapter in the human saga - with vital lessons for our difficult ...

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141977795

Category: History

Page: 320

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'A riveting and illuminating tour of how nations deal with crises - which might hopefully help humanity as a whole deal with our present global crisis' YUVAL NOAH HARARI, author of SAPIENS ** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Author of thelandmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond has transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, at a time when crises are erupting around the world, heexplores what makes certain nations resilient, and reveals the factors that influence how nations and individuals can respond to enormous challenges. In a riveting journey into the recent past, he traces how six distinctive modern nations - Finland, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Germany and Australia - have survived defining catastrophes, and identifies patterns in their recovery. Looking ahead, he investigates the risk that the United States and other countries, faced by grave threat, are set on a course towards catastrophe. Adding a rich psychological dimension to the in-depth history, geography, biology and anthropology that underpin all of Diamond's writing, Upheaval is epic in scope, but also his most personal book yet. 'Fascinating ... I finished the book even more optimistic about our ability to solve problems than I started' BILL GATES 'Jared Diamond does it again: another rich, original and fascinating chapter in the human saga - with vital lessons for our difficult times' STEVEN PINKER

Upheaval in the Quiet Zone

Edition. Little did we imagine, when submitting the original manuscript of
Upheaval in the Quiet Zone in 1988, that twenty years later we would reunite with
our subject to begin something of a reunion tour. Yet, a combination of
circumstances ...

Author: Leon Fink

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252076052

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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A classic labor history, newly updated and expanded

Upheaval

America has experienced great upheaval and struggle through- out our history.
The number of wars we've fought, the very construction of our government,
prejudices most Americans to think of threats primarily as coming from nation-
states, ...

Author: Lou Dobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728852

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 274

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Based on the Chalk Talks segment from his popular program, the best-selling author and host of Lou Dobbs Tonight takes on some of the country's most pressing problems, including debt, the encroachment of the federal government and big banks.

Upheaval

Chapter 8 Preparing for the Great Upheaval The Grasshopper having sung All
the summer long, Found herself lacking food When the North Wind began its
song. Not a single little piece Of fly or grub did she have to eat. —Jean de La
Fontaine, ...

Author: John L. Casey

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490779043

Category: Science

Page: 332

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The United States of America will likely be devastated by earthquakes within the next twenty years. That is the startling conclusion of the authors of this book, all of them leading experts in the geophysical effects of climate change. They make a strong case for a link between the suns cycles of behavior with highly destructive earthquakes. The authors explain that when the sun goes into a reduced energy phase, it produces colder weather and the worst earthquakes weve ever seen. Their easy-to-understand charts and graphs clearly show that we face an imminent threat. Find out the status of the threat for California, Alaska, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and other states and regionsas well as when and where the next catastrophic quakes will most likely strike. The authors also share the latest damage and loss-of-life assessments from the federal government, and they argue that were not doing enough to confront the threat. The United States could face up to $600 billion in damages, and tens of thousands of people could die beginning in 2017, they warn. Prepare yourself, your family, and your business for the most dangerous earthquakes youll ever face with Upheaval!

Upheaval

The authors believe that there is a "link between the sun's cycles of behavior with highly destructive earthquakes," explaining "that when the sun goes into a reduced energy phase, it produces colder weather and the worst earthquakes we've ...

Author: John L. Casey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781490779034

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 974

The authors believe that there is a "link between the sun's cycles of behavior with highly destructive earthquakes," explaining "that when the sun goes into a reduced energy phase, it produces colder weather and the worst earthquakes we've ever seen. Their ... charts and graphs [posit] that we face an imminent threat"--Amazon.com.

The Upheaval

Puṇḍalīka Nārāyaṇa Nāyaka, Naik Pundalik Narayan (t. · THE UPHEAVAL THE
UPHEAVAL Acchev Pundalik N . Naik Translated from Konkani.

Author: Pundalik N. Naik

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

View: 895

In This Dramatic Novel Set In Rural Goa Of The 1970S, The Destruction Of Nature In Mirrored By The Degradation Of Family Life And Traditional Values In The Village.

Time of Upheaval

excerpts from a couple's World War II letters reveal life in the military service and
war-time Texas Alice Youree McConnell. \ TIME OF UPHEAVAL TIME OF
UPHEAVAL Excerpts from a couple's.

Author: Alice Youree McConnell

Publisher: Eakin Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 225

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Letters of the author and her husband, Floy Charles McConnell, 1942-1945.

Upheaval Against the Plan

No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means
without the written permission of Berg Publishers Limited . British Library
Cataloguing in Publication Data Upheaval against the plan : Eastern Europe on
the eve of the ...

Author: Peter Weilemann

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 202

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The Globotics Upheaval

Jobs will be displaced at the eruptive pace of digital technology while they will be replaced at a normal historical pace. The mismatch will produce a backlash - the globotics upheaval"--

Author: Richard E. Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190901764

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 292

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"Digital technology will bring globalisation and robotics (globotics) to previously shielded professional and service sectors. Jobs will be displaced at the eruptive pace of digital technology while they will be replaced at a normal historical pace. The mismatch will produce a backlash - the globotics upheaval"--

European Society in Upheaval

At the same time , the sharp new upheavals that took shape after 1750 had some
limitations . Even when the industrial and political ... Even revolutionary upheaval
did not quickly destroy older values and institutions . This was one of the ways ...

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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The Greek Upheaval

Kings, Demagogues, and Bayonets Taki Theodoracopulos. 1 UPHEAVAL Kings,
Demagogues, and Bayonets Taki Theodoracoftulos CARATZAS BROTHERS,
PUBLISHERS.

Author: Taki Theodoracopulos

Publisher: Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher

ISBN:

Category: Cyprus

Page: 262

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The Decade of Upheaval

This , therefore , is also a profile of the nineteen sixties in Ireland which , in truth ,
was a decade of upheaval . We are probably as yet too close to it to recognise its
uniqueness . It was a period of national adolescence . The old structures of ...

Author: Charles McCarthy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Industrial relations

Page: 263

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Great Upheaval Other Legends

Great Upheaval Throw It Down ( To be chanted by alternating voices , male and
female , young and old , while in the background are heard such diverse sounds
as the rhythmic moans of lovers , the crackling hiss of fames , freeway traffic ...

Author: Bill Hotchkiss

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 150

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Upheaval

Adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth history, geography, biology, and anthropology that mark all of Diamond's books, Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges ...

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316409154

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 810

A "riveting and illuminating" Bill Gates Summer Reading pick about how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the landmark bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel. In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises. Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals -- ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Perry's fleet, to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War Two. Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in five of these six countries, he can present gut-wrenching histories experienced firsthand. These nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self-appraisal, and learning from models of other nations. Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face. Can we learn from lessons of the past? Adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth history, geography, biology, and anthropology that mark all of Diamond's books, Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.

British Consular Reports from the Ottoman Levant in an Age of Upheaval 1815 1830

The very specificity and urgency of these consular passages sharpen our focus
on the multiple facets that defined an age of upheaval in the Ottoman Levant .
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Author: Theophilus Christopher Prousis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Diplomatic and consular service, British

Page: 289

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Values in a Time of Upheaval

In the worldwide best seller Values in a Time of Upheaval, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) passionately defends the role traditional Judeo-Christian values should play in a pluralistic society and a multicultural world.

Author: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681496135

Category: Religion

Page:

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In the worldwide best seller Values in a Time of Upheaval, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) passionately defends the role traditional Judeo-Christian values should play in a pluralistic society and a multicultural world. He examines such crucial contemporary issues as the moral foundations of a free society, the role of spiritual values in promoting human rights, current challenges to Western culture, and the place of faith and love of God in finding true peace. Joseph Ratzinger proposes a balance of faith and reason that avoids the extremes of fundamentalist theocracies and secular, relativist states. Topics include: Politics and moralityPeaceThe meaning of historyTruth in a pluralistic worldThe moral basis of democratic statesRelativismHuman dignityThe Christian basis for hopeBioethicsFreedomHuman rights and responsibilitiesMarriage and familyTradition and progress