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Working And Thinking On The Waterfront

Author : Eric Hoffer
ISBN : 1933435291
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Working and thinking on the waterfront is a glimpse into, not only Hoffer's personal life, but his process while postulating his great future works.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Eric Hoffer

Author : Tom Bethell
ISBN : 9780817914165
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Working The Waterfront

Author : Gilbert Mers
ISBN : 9780292788138
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Somebody said, 'History is written by the winners. The losers have nothing to say.' This book is by one of the losers, a bit player, not the star of the drama." So begins Gilbert Mers in these personal recollections of forty-two years on the Texas waterfront as longshoreman and radical union activist. But far from having "nothing to say," Mers reveals himself as a thoughtful philosopher of democratic ideals and eloquent agitator for union reform. He challenges the conventional wisdom that the leader is more valuable than the led. He contends that long tenure in positions of power dulls the union officer's working-class instincts. Always one to row against the current, Mers believes the union exists for the benefit of its members! This is primary material of the best kind, vivid and evocative, and Mers, in his eighties at the time of writing the book, is an unusually vigorous and articulate spokesman for a democratic and humane unionism. Whether he is describing the sweaty, dangerous and back-breaking work of loading cotton bales into the hold of an outbound ship or the gut-gripping tension of a face-to-face encounter with Texas Rangers bent on "law and order," Mers writes with the voice and conscience of the rank-and-file worker. He paints the waterfront world as it was, and perhaps still is—full of danger, humor, dignity in demoralizing circumstances, frustration, struggle, and sometimes hope—and tells his story with such wry humanity that even those who disagree with his destination will enjoy the ride.
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Reclaiming Conservatism

Author : Mickey Edwards
ISBN : 9780199887354
Genre : Political Science
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A leading figure in the American conservative movement for over 40 years, Mickey Edwards was a prominent Republican congressman, a former national chairman of the American Conservative Union, and a founding trustee of the Heritage Foundation. When he speaks, conservatives listen. Now, in this highly provocative and frank volume, Edwards argues loud and clear that conservatives today have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared. The conservative movement--which once nominated Barry Goldwater for President, and later elected Ronald Reagan--was based on a distinctly American kind of conservatism which drew its inspiration directly from the United States Constitution--in particular, an overriding belief in individual liberty and limited government. But today, Edwards argues, the mantle of conservatism has been taken over by people whose beliefs and policies threaten the entire constitutional system of government. By abetting an imperial presidency, he contends, so-called "conservatives" have gutted the system of checks and balances, abandoned due process, and trampled upon our cherished civil liberties. Today's conservatives endorse unprecedented assertions of government power--from the creation of secret prisons to illegal wiretapping. Once, they fought to protect citizens from government intrusion; today, they seem to recognize few limits on what government can do. The movement that was once the Constitution's--and freedom's--strongest defender is now at risk of becoming its most dangerous enemy. Edwards ends with a blueprint for reclaiming the essence of conservatism in America. Touching upon many current issues, this passionately argued book concludes that many of today's conservatives seem to have it all backwards. They have turned conservatism upside down--and this book calls them on it.
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Parliamentary Debates

Author : New Zealand. Parliament
ISBN : UCSC:32106019929949
Genre : New Zealand
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Parliamentary Debates

Author : New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
ISBN : UCAL:B2890111
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Eric Hoffer

Author : James Thomas Baker
ISBN : UOM:39015005172328
Genre : Labor
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Tempo Life Work And Leisure

Author : Donald Wayne Cummings
ISBN : 0395178398
Genre : Business & Economics
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111264318
Genre : United States
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Between The Devil And The Dragon

Author : Eric Hoffer
ISBN : UOM:39015008185426
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of the major writings of American longshoreman-philosopher Eric Hoffer includes the complete text of "The True Believer" and important essays and aphorisms from all of his works
Category: Social Science

Hoover Digest

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115067311
Genre : Policy sciences
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Reading Horizons

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ISBN : UOM:39015055227949
Genre : Reading
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Reading Horizons began in 1960 by Dorothy J. McGinnis as a local reading education newsletter and developed into an international journal serving reading educators and researchers. Major colleges, universities, and individuals subscribe to Reading Horizons across the United States, Canada and a host of other countries. Dedicated to adding to the growing body of knowledge in literacy, the quarterly journal welcomes new and current research, theoretical essays, opinion pieces, policy studies, and best literacy practices. As a peer-reviewed publication, Reading Horizons endeavors to bring school professionals, literacy researchers, teacher educators, parents, and community leaders together in a collaborative community to widen literacy and language arts horizons.
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ISBN : UVA:X000334195
Genre : World politics
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The Libraries Of Thought Imagination

Author : Alec Finlay
ISBN : UOM:39015056197182
Genre : Art
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The Libraries of Thought & Imagination celebrates books, libraries and bibliophilia. A compendium of art forms and ideas, Pocketbooks offer a contemporary generalist vision of Scottish culture.
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The Literary World Of San Francisco Its Environs

Author : Don Herron
ISBN : UCSC:32106011862882
Genre : Travel
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Identifies and describes buildings and historic sites in the San Francisco area related to the lives and careers of prominent writers
Category: Travel

Elia Kazan

Author : Elia Kazan
ISBN : 1578062241
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a young New York director, Istanbul-born Kazan revolutionised American theatre with his productions. In this collection he discusses his social themes, his relationship with his actors, his collaborations with writers, and his film style.
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Book World

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018179645
Genre : Books
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