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Everything Is Broken

Author : Emma Larkin
ISBN : 9781847082886
Genre : Political Science
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On 2 May 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma. The cyclone wreaked untold havoc, but the regime, in an unfathomable decision of near-genocidal proportions, blocked international aid from entering the country, and provided little relief themselves. Emma Larkin, who has been travelling to and secretly reporting on Burma for years, managed to arrange for a tourist visa in those frenzied days and arrived to chaos. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese citizens lacked food, drinking water and basic shelter. In Everything is Broken, Larkin not only exposes the extent of the damage, but provides a singular portrait of the generals responsible for compounding the tragedy, examining in revealing detail the historical, religious and superstitious setting that created Burma's tenacious and brutal dictatorship.
Category: Political Science

Everything Is Broken

Author : Michael Creeden
ISBN : 9781626770041
Genre : Fiction
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The stories here document the way we live our days now, very often alone and in dire straits. The stories were chosen for their beguiling voices, their vivid sense of places, their compelling and intriguing characters, their tension, and their suspense. These are stories about what keeps us up at night. Important stories. The subjects are as splendid as they are varied: a talented young swimmer longs for a family and for love as he swims against his arch-rival; a young grocery worker/rock guitarist finds himself lured into a fundamentalist church by a — what else? — beautiful woman; two lonely souls drift through the city streets hoping for intimacy and settling for diversion; a group of old friends, retired fire fighters, honor a dead colleague, a suicide, and face the extermination of their own dreams; the quirky wife of a rising political star suffers a breakdown on the eve of the gubernatorial election; an athletically gifted high school student escapes her wealthy adoptive parents in search of the life, the culture, and the family she was taken from.
Category: Fiction

Everything Is Broken Up And Dances

Author : Edoardo Nesi
ISBN : 9781590519325
Genre : Business & Economics
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This extended autobiographical essay explains in clear, engaging terms how the role of economics and finance in the Western world has shifted in the twenty-first century, from cultivating wellbeing in society to eroding the wealth of the middle class. Just a handful of years into the new millennium, globalization has had a profound impact on economies and societies throughout Europe and America. In this accessible yet literary work, Edoardo Nesi and Guido Maria Brera illustrate its effects in Italy through the changes that occurred in their own lives: while the former was forced to sell the textile company his grandfather founded before World War II, the latter became one of the key figures in European asset management. Between Bill Clinton's remarks at the Lincoln Memorial on December 31, 1999 that closed the American Century, and Donald Trump's inauguration speech, economics and finance stopped functioning as instruments constructing a healthy society and became weapons to destroy the middle class. As demagogues seduce citizens of nations across the globe, Everything Is Broken Up and Dances tells the critical story of how we corrupted what we might in retrospect call "the best of all possible worlds"--a world without banking crises, unemployment, terrorism, and populism, in which it was impossible to think that a state might default on its debt.
Category: Business & Economics

The Ecstasy Of Influence

Author : Jonathan Lethem
ISBN : 9781448129720
Genre : Literary Collections
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This volume sheds light on an array of topics from sex in cinema to drugs, graffiti, Bob Dylan, cyberculture, 9/11, book touring and Marlon Brando. Then there are investigations of a shelf's worth of Jonathan Letham's literary models and contemporaries: Norman Mailer, Philip K. Dick, Bret Easton Ellis, James Wood, and others. And, writing about Brooklyn, his father, and his sojourn through two decades of writing, one of the greats of contemporary American literature sheds an equally strong light on himself. In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the 'white elephant' role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers. Funny and unfettered, The Ecstasy of Influence simmers with direct challenges to conventional wisdom and deep insights into the kaleidoscopic nature of artistic vision, the primacy of the writer in the cultural marketplace, and the way the author's own experiences have fuelled his creative passions.
Category: Literary Collections

The Sea The Sea

Author : Iris Murdoch
ISBN : 9781409043584
Genre : Fiction
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VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON ‘I saw a monster rising from the waves.' Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in – along with more recent lovers and friends – to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be. Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978.
Category: Fiction

Bob Dylan The Complete Discography

Author : Martin C. Strong
ISBN : 9780857901675
Genre : Music
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Bob Dylan: The Complete Bob Dylan Discogrpahy contains all you will ever need to know about Bob Dylan and his releases. Including an expansive biography, album reviews and comprehensive discography, it is an invaluable guide for Dylan fans everywhere.This is an essential purchase for all lovers of Bob Dylan, with details of everything the legendary singer/songwriter produced.
Category: Music


Author : BK Loren
ISBN : 9781619020856
Genre : Fiction
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“Ambitious and distinctive . . . taking us into the lives of two endangered species, Mexican wolves and a Southwest underclass family, equally hunted by fate” (Ivan Doig, bestselling author). Willa Robbins is a master tracker working to reintroduce the Mexican wolf, North America’s most endangered mammal, to the American Southwest. But when Colorado police recruit her to find her own brother, Zeb, a confessed murderer, she knows skill alone will not sustain her. Willa is thrown back into the past, surfacing memories of a childhood full of intense love, desperate mistakes, and gentle remorse. Trekking through exquisite New Mexico and Colorado landscapes, with Zeb two steps ahead and the police two steps behind, Willa must wrangle her desire to reunite with her brother and her own guilt about their violent past. In this remarkable debut, Loren’s lyrical prose gives voice to the wildlife and land surrounding these beautifully flawed characters, breathing life into the southwestern terrain. Within this treacherous and mesmerizing landscape, Theft illustrates the struggle to piece together the fragile traces of what has been left behind, allowing for new choices to take shape. This is a story about family, about loss, and about a search for answers. “Theft is the best book I’ve read in as long as I can remember.” —Catherine Ryan Hyde, New York Times bestselling author “Loss and love coexist in Loren’s lyrical words.” —Medium “A literary narrative encompassing the bonds of family, the echo of tragedy, as well as love and acceptance, played out against a fragile yet enduring natural world.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Author : A. E. Butler
ISBN : 9781480906655
Genre : Fiction
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Broken by A. E. Butler Meklah' Linder wants her version of the American Dream... Success, Happiness, and Love! She has obtained success despite her various setbacks. However in the happiness and love departments her life is quite Broken. When handsome, successful, genuine Kevin Slater comes along and finds her crying in a park he is all too willing to help her fulfill her American Dream. Presently haunting her are legal issues with Marcus and a New Year's encounter with Jonathan. Will Meklah open her heart one more time and accept Kevin's offer, or will she let her past bad relationship choices ruin her chance for true love? Despite his grand gestures, support, reassurance and honest-wholesome-passionate love for her, Meklah pushes Kevin aside to keep her and Jonathan's secret... which becomes a fatal mistake. About the Author A. E. Butler was raised in the southeast coastal town of Port Arthur, TX. After graduating Abraham Lincoln H.S. she served her country in the U.S.M.C. for six years. She transitioned from serving her country to raise her family, and pursue other career choices in Accounting and Writing. Broken is her first published work, drawn from some of her own life experiences, and the experiences of others she's known who have been disappointed in love. Though a fictional account she wants Broken to be a life lesson to pursue Restoration!
Category: Fiction

The Edge Of Broken

Author : Linda Ward
ISBN : 1732567409
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Through poverty, homelessness, years of beatings and molestation, multiple near-death hospitalizations, child loss, and crippling depression and anxiety - this is Linda's story of survival. Journey with her through the chapters of the horrific childhood she endured, the pain she suffered, and her will to continue her fight to survive. Find inspiration through your personal life after reading how the small flame that was left in a broken body's heart kept her going and helped her find success and a multi-million dollar business by the age of 25. This is Linda's story. It's full of horrors, pain, and tragedy; but, it ends with a stubborn spirit that conquers the world.