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.

Earth in Upheaval

Clouds of dust, ejected by numerous volcanoes and swept by hurricanes from the
ground, and possibly dust clouds of extraneous origin – if a cometary train of
meteorites was the foreign body causing the upheaval – all this dust would keep

Author: Immanuel Velikovsky

Publisher: Paradigma Ltd

ISBN: 1906833729

Category: Earth


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Upheaval from the Abyss

Author: David M. Lawrence

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530284

Category: Science

Page: 284

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Not some eldrich Lovecrafted monster or high-tech Hollywood virtual creation, nor even de-hibernating earth itself has made the most impact when it rose from the ocean depths, says Lawrence, a freelance journalist with a background in biology and geology. It has been the theories of the geological history of the plant. He narrates the development of the theory of plate tectonics from its continental- drift larval stage to its mainstream triumph in the later 1960s. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

The Internet Upheaval

Author: Ingo Vogelsang

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262220637

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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Early 2000 saw the US economy enjoy the longest period of sustained growth and economic prosperity in its history. This book argues that the impact of information technologies, particularly the internet, partly explain this phenomenon and analyzes the reform of telecommunications policy.

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


He moved quickly among the earthy mishmash of alchemy and primitive science
and spirituality. As he moved, she took in the space and all of its accoutrements.
He was nervous and spoke quickly, “All this smoke. Forgive 77 Upheaval.

Author: Joel Machak

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456889180

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Step into a world of upheaval, turbulent change and volcanic eruption. It is the world of Native American life on the Arizona plateau 950 years ago. Into this setting comes the spirit of the Earth Mother, Nokomis, in the form of a young girl. Her quest is to solve her greatest mystery: why does mankind, alone among all her creation, hold itself separate from the oneness of nature. After she rescues a troubled young man on a journey to fight a war of vengeance, the two discover the power of second chances and finally unravel the greatest puzzle of them all: the human heart. Discover the truth inside you.


Author: Lou Dobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728879

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 946

Bestselling author and host of Lou Dobbs Tonight offers his illuminating views on some of our nation’s most intractable problems. In 2012, Lou Dobbs Tonight celebrated its one-year anniversary and a steadily growing viewership. Now, expanding on the “Chalk Talks” segment from his popular program, Dobbs gives his take on some of the country’s most pressing problems—including provocative topics no one is talking about—and what might be done to address them. Covering our challenges in the areas of debt, the failure of our transportation infrastructure, the encroachment of the federal government, the power and size of public sector unions, the problems of business, big banks, big government, and more, Axis of Upheaval arms us with valuable information, as only Lou Dobbs can deliver it: with his frank, intelligent, and witty style.

The Globotics Upheaval

The Upheaval and Backlash The last great upheaval—industrialization's rapid
and unguided progress in the nineteenth century—created a world where job
loss meant poverty and perhaps starvation for landless workers. While we did ...

Author: Richard E. Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190901764


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"--

Family Upheaval

The final chapter discusses the current situation of family upheaval among
Pakistani migrants in Denmark, and it is suggested that intergenerational
renegotiation and recreation of fragile family relations and moral orders makes a
certain ...

Author: Mikkel Rytter

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857459406

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Pakistani migrant families in Denmark find themselves in a specific ethno-national, post-9/11 environment where Muslim immigrants are subjected to processes of non-recognition, exclusion and securitization. This ethnographic study explores how, why, and at what costs notions of relatedness, identity, and belonging are being renegotiated within local families and transnational kinship networks. Each entry point concerns the destructive–productive constitution of family life, where neglected responsibilities, obligations, and trust lead not only to broken relationships, but also, and inevitably, to the innovative creation of new ones. By connecting the micro-politics of the migrant family with the macro-politics of the nation state and global conjunctures in general, the book argues that securitization and suspicion-launched in the name of "integration"-escalate internal community dynamics and processes of family upheaval in unpredicted ways.

Years of Upheaval

In the capital of our ferocious antagonists who had brought war to Indochina and
upheaval to America, I intended to discuss with the North Vietnamese leaders the
strict observance of the Paris Agreement that I had negotiated with Le Duc Tho ...

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857207180

Category: History

Page: 1312

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In Years of Upheaval,Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second administration of Richard Nixon, which began in January 1973. Two momentous events and their consequences dominate this account: the Watergate scandal, and the 1973 October war in the Middle East. The book opens at the Western White House in August 1973, when Dr. Kissinger is told by the president during a poolside conversation that he is to become Secretary of State. The memories that follow are a rich compendium of his experiences in the months before and after the appointment: including an eerie trip to Hanoi shortly after the Vietnam cease-fire; efforts to settle the war in Cambodia; the tempestuous Year of Europe; two Nixon-Brezhnev summits and the controversy over détente. Dr. Kissinger's dramatic, day-by-day account of how the Middle East war was transformed into the beginning of peacemaking shapes the climactic chapters of the book, in counterpoint to the worsening crisis at home, which culminated with Nixon's resignation. His frank portrait of Nixon's last days in the White House is perhaps the most perceptive to date.

The Age of Upheaval

... party , and its spokesmen determinedly resisted the measure in the House of
Commons , even proposing to secularise the entire educational system as a
means of getting rid of the hated Cowper - Temple religious 98 The age of

Author: David Brooks

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719036965

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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Brooks (history, U. of London) focuses on internal politics and such figures as Chamberlain, Balfour, Lloyd George, Asquith, and Churchill, but also describes the social and economic context of challenges to free trade, the New Poor Law, the House of Lords, and the Irish Union; and the rise of organized labor and the feminist movement. A succinct treatment that includes 20 documents from the period. Suitable as an undergraduate textbook. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Global Security Upheaval

Author: Robert Mandel

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804786496

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This book calls into question the commonly held contentions that central governments are the most important or even the sole sources of a nation's stability, and that subnational and transnational nonstate forces are a major source of global instability. By assessing recent real-world trends, Mandel reveals that areas exist where it makes little sense to rely on state governments for stability, and that attempts to bolster such governments to promote stability often prove futile. He demonstrates how armed nonstate groups can sometimes provide local stability better than states, and how power-sharing arrangements between states and armed nonstate groups may sometimes be viable. He concludes that these trends in the international setting call for major shifts in our understanding of what constitutes stable governance—proposing that we adopt a fluid "emergent actor" approach. And he calls for significant deviation from standard policy responses to the opportunities and dangers posed by nontraditional sources of national authority.

The Politics of Upheaval

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618340873

Category: History

Page: 749

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The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first term. A measure of economic recovery revived political conflict and emboldened FDR’s critics to denounce "that man in the White house.” To his left were demagogues -- Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Dr. Townsend. To his right were the champions of the old order -- ex-president Herbert Hoover, the American Liberty League, and the august Supreme Court. For a time, the New Deal seemed to lose its momentum. But in 1935 FDR rallied and produced a legislative record even more impressive than the Hundred Days of 1933 -- a set of statutes that transformed the social and economic landscape of American life. In 1936 FDR coasted to reelection on a landslide. Schlesinger has his usual touch with colorful personalities and draws a warmly sympathetic portrait of Alf M. Landon, the Republican candidate of 1936.

Authority and Upheaval in Leipzig 1910 1920

Workers in all of Germany's urban centers joined the upheaval with astonishing
rapidity. By 9 November Worker and Soldier Councils (Arbeiter- und Soldatenrate
, or ASRC) held power almost everywhere in the Reich. The ASRC, composed in

Author: Sean Dobson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231504706

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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In the fall of 1918, after it had become clear that the Great War was lost, revolution broke out in Germany. In the area around Leipzig, workers supported the revolution with unusual determination, in many cases seeking to socialize their companies on their own authority. In the first book to devote serious scholarly attention to Leipzig's turbulent transition from authoritarian monarchy to democratic republic, Sean Dobson offers a cogent history of political change in what was one of Germany's most industrialized and politically radical districts. During most of the post–WWII period, only Leninist historians—following the strict ideological guidelines dictated by the Socialist Unity Party of the German Democratic Republic—were permitted access to the relevant archives. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dobson gained unprecedented access to those archives. His study tells the real story of what happened in one of the revolution's storm centers and enriches the larger theoretical discussion of class and identity formation. Because the turmoil in and around Leipzig is incomprehensible without an understanding of the region before 1914, Dobson details the antecedents of the revolution. In the process, he challenges common historiographical assumptions about prewar and wartime Germany.

Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia

... also became key elements of spatial reconfigurations during the upheaval of
the 1990s. these phenomena may appear somewhat contradictory. cen- tral
asian societies have undergone a process of de-urbanization due to the mass
exodus ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004249508

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identity transformations; and gender relation in Central Asia.

Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries Between Upheaval and Continuity

... to the governments of Bekkaï and Balafrej (1955–1959) and later, in the 1960s,
also in constitutional affairs.2 Since the original version of the article was written,
major political upheavals have occurred in most of the Maghreb countries.

Author: Rainer Grote

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910162

Category: Law

Page: 768

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Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity examines the question of whether something similar to an "Islamic constitutionalism" has emerged out of the political and constitutional upheaval witnessed in many parts of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Southern Asia. In order to identify its defining features and to assess the challenges that Islamic constitutionalism poses to established concepts of constitutionalism, this book offers an integrated analysis of the complex frameworks in Islamic countries, drawing on the methods and insights of comparative constitutional law, Islamic law, international law and legal history. European and North American experiences are used as points of reference against which the peculiar challenges, and the specific answers given to those challenges in the countries surveyed, can be assessed. The book also examines ways in which the key concepts of constitutionalism, including fundamental rights, separation of powers, democracy and rule of law, may be adapted to an Islamic context, thus providing valuable new insights on the prospects for a genuine renaissance of constitutionalism in the Islamic world in the wake of the "Arab spring."

Summer of Discontent Seasons of Upheaval

Author: Allen Wells

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804726566

Category: History

Page: 406

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This book addresses a central problem often ignored by students of twentieth-century Mexico: the breakdown of the old order during the first years of the revolutionary era. That process was more contested and gradual in Yucatan than in any other Mexican region, and this close examination of the Yucatan experience sheds light on an issue of particular relevance to students of Central America, South America’s southern cone, and other postcolonial societies: the capacity of national oligarchies to “hang on” in the face of escalating social change, the outbreak of local rebellions, and the mobilization of multiclass coalitions. Latin American historiography has generally failed to integrate the study of popular movements and rebellions with examinations of the determined efforts of elite establishments to prevent, contain, crush, and, ultimately, ideologically appropriate such rebellions. Most often, these problems are treated separately. This volume seeks to redress this imbalance by probing a set of linkages that is central to the study of Mexico’s modern past: the complex, reciprocal relationship between modes of contestation and structures and discourses of power.

The Survivor Chronicles Book 1 The Upheaval

Author: Erica Stevens

Publisher: Erica Stevens


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The first tremors of the earth were felt at 7:22 EST. Every single person felt the rumbling and experienced the terror that forever altered the course of history. Most did not survive. These are the accounts of some of those who did. Follow Carl and John, Al and Mary Ellen, Xander and Riley as they navigate the disasters wreaking havoc on the world and struggle to locate loved ones while trying to survive their frightening new reality. But is survival possible during the apocalypse? ***Though they are not in this book, the following books in this series do contain zombie-like people. This is not a survivalist story. Due to language and graphic content this book is recommended for readers 17 and older.*** Keywords: Sci fi and contemporary fantasy romance horror and thriller saga fiction teen end of the world apocalypse fiction suspense contemporary fantasy urban fantasy multi generational action adventure dystopian science fiction apocalyptic mystery natural disaster angst post apocalyptic survival fiction drama adult new adult strong heroine strong male lead U.S. horror fiction dystopian.