Tightrope

Tightrope Author Simon Mawer
ISBN-10 9781408706190
Release 2015-06-04
Pages 416
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Marian Sutro has survived Ravensbruck and is back in dreary 1950s London trying to pick up the pieces of her pre-war life. Returned to an England she barely knows and a post-war world she doesn't understand Marian searches for something on which to ground the rest of her life. Family and friends surround her and a young RAF officer attempts to bring her the normalities of love and affection but she is haunted by her experiences and by the guilt of knowing that her contribution to the war effort helped lead to the development of the Atom Bomb. Where, in the complexities of peacetime, does her loyalty lie? When a mysterious Russian diplomat emerges from the shadows to draw her into the ambiguities and uncertainties of the Cold War she sees a way to make amends for the past and to renew the excitement of her double life. Simon Mawer's sense of time and place is perfect: Tightrope is a compelling novel about identity and deception which constantly surprises the reader.



Tightrope

Tightrope Author Gillian Cross
ISBN-10 0064472728
Release 2001-06-05
Pages 304
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When she begins receiving bizarre threatening messages from someone who seems to know her every move, teenage Ashley, after seeking help from the neighborhood tough guy, comes to realize that she alone can end the stalker's reign of terror. Reprint.



Walking a Tightrope

Walking a Tightrope Author Julia Katherine Seirlis
ISBN-10 IND:30000125393920
Release 2008
Pages 161
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Walking a Tightrope has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Walking a Tightrope also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Walking a Tightrope book for free.



Generation on a Tightrope

Generation on a Tightrope Author Arthur Levine
ISBN-10 9781118233832
Release 2012-07-19
Pages 256
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Praise for Generation on a Tightrope "Over the last four decades, Arthur Levine has become the premier analyst of continuities and changes in the American college student population. In this impressive and comprehensive volume, Levine and coauthor Diane R. Dean provide an authoritative and richly textured picture of the much-discussed current generation." —Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean take the long view of today's generation of college students. This is a brilliant examination of what has shaped our young people, what they are doing with the tools they have, and where they are headed. It is a diagnosis of what ails them, a celebration of their strengths, and a compelling and generous prescription for their future—and ours." —Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University "Through this captivating portrait of the aspirations, values, and unique needs of today's college students, Levine and Dean's clearly written and engaging book ought to generate a national discussion of how higher education can be restructured in order to respond to and prepare the next generation of college-educated adults—not only for effective functioning in the workplace, but also to live lives as whole human beings who can help to lead our society to a healthier place." —Alexander W. Astin and Helen S. Astin, Distinguished Professors of Higher Education emeriti, UCLA; authors, Cultivating the Spirit: How Higher Education Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives "I can't say enough about how important this work is. This book is right on the mark for what needs to be known and understood about today's college students by those who are responsible for educating the future leaders and citizens of the world." —Gwen Dungy, executive director, emeritus, NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education "Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student is a must-read for college presidents, administrators, and professors as well as parents, employers, and government leaders—who all have a stake in student success. Understanding who today's college students are is essential as we collaboratively develop and deliver the education that will prepare this generation to build our future." —Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, State University of New York



The Tightrope

The Tightrope Author Mr Nigel Iyer
ISBN-10 9781409454236
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 107
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“If you are planning to make accusations I’d advise you to get the evidence first. Otherwise I’d watch your mouth, Stasi-boy”. André Stacey’s life is turned upside down when an anonymous tip-off forces him to examine the behaviour of his colleagues, his own actions and aspirations and that of his company. It’s not easy for André when close allies suddenly seem to have another agenda. Are they naive? Are they turning a blind eye? Or are they involved? The Tightrope is a fast-paced management novel revealing how easily and unpredictably corruption and fraud can strike at the heart of your organisation. Through the eyes of André Stacey we learn how to recognise and overcome the political, practical and human challenges of dealing with corruption and fraud in our working lives.



Tightrope

Tightrope Author Michael I. Karpin
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082679351
Release 2008-09-29
Pages 420
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he 750-year epic tale of the extraordinary Backenroth family, this is at the same time an engaging, scrupulously researched narrative history of Jewish life since the Middle Ages. Throughout this time span, the Backenroths could be found at some of the most important events in Jewish history: the migration of their community from western to eastern Europe, the creation of the Hasidic movement, the birth of Zionism, and the loss of so many of their family during the Holocaust. As they struggle to survive, the Backenroths marry, find their fortune in oil, and spawn families with last names that are still widely known. This sweeping family saga is shaped by real people -- talented and creative women and men swept by the dramatic tides of the history into distant regions and complex situations, where they were forced to display resourcefulness and courage in order to survive. Time and time again they slid from prosperity and opulence to profound poverty and distress, and time after time they managed to surmount crises by virtue of their personal abilities, their tenacious belief in their values, and family solidarity.



Walking the Tightrope of Faith

Walking the Tightrope of Faith Author Hendrik Hart
ISBN-10 9042007168
Release 1999
Pages 235
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This book expands upon the dialogue between the atheist philosopher Kai Nielsen and the Christian philosopher Hendrik Hart in the bookSearch for Community in A Withering Tradition. Collected here for the first time are the responses of several prominent Canadian philosophers to Nielsen's outspoken work in the philosophy of religion, including their responses to Hart's criticisms of Nielsen. New replies by Hart and Nielsen to these added voices are also included. This volume is of interest for students in the philosophy of religion who wish to examine the encounter between religious faith and secular humanism at the close of the twentieth century, an increasingly postmodern time in which the appeal to an a historical standard of rationality is no longer sought or even thought possible. This book tackles tough topics like the appropriate role of reason in the intellectual criticism and defense of faith, the limits of the rational justification of human knowledge, the role of pre-reflective commitments in human intellectual life, the nature of truth, and the possibility for peace in a world consisting of a plural and often violent collection of cultural and religious groups.



The Tightrope Walker

The Tightrope Walker Author Hermine Demoriane
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017891196
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 160
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Hermine Demoriane is a singer, playwright, actress and performance artist. In this account of her life as a funambulist and her career in the 1970s, she also evokes the spirit of earlier tightrope walkers who pioneered the art - the legendary Blondin, Madame Saqui and others.



Tightrope

Tightrope Author Gail Garfield
ISBN-10 9781442224247
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 272
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Tightrope: A Racial Journey to the Age of Obama explores race and politics in the United States, addressing racial inequalities and injustices that have led to a point in history where, seemingly improbably, Americans have elected (and re-elected) a black man as president. We, as a nation, have taken precarious steps to arrive at the age of Obama, while remaining steeped in contradictions. Our steps on this racial tightrope are a work in progress—a history in the making—that will largely influence who we are and who we hope to become as Americans. Gail Garfield retraces our steps along this wavering racial tightrope, weaving in her own experiences, including her childhood in the Jim Crow south, with the nation’s broader racial history to trace the remarkable shift in America’s racial landscape. The divergent steps we have taken, teetering between regressive and progressive racial politics, between stifling continuity and meaningful change, have led us to where we now tread as a nation, in this new Age of Obama. The halting, swaying missteps created by racial fears, hatred, and anger reveal the important imprints of separation and difference, and the bold, assured steps open up possibilities for inclusion, acceptance, and belonging. Tightrope challenges readers to reflect on their own steps on the racial tightrope and to ask basic questions about racial identity and progress in the United States.



Hope on a Tightrope

Hope on a Tightrope Author Cornel West
ISBN-10 9781458739186
Release 2009-11
Pages 224
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The New York Times best-selling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers open-hearted wisdom for our times in this courageous collection of quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy, and photographs that reflect the profound humanity that fuels the passionate public intellectual. In a world that seesaws between unconditional love and acceptance and blind hatred and exclusion, Hope on a Tightrope will satisfy readers in search of deep wells of inspiration and challenge that marries the mind to the heart.



Feyerabend and Scientific Values

Feyerabend and Scientific Values Author Robert P Farrell
ISBN-10 1402013507
Release 2003-09-30
Pages 259
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This book deals with the entrenched misunderstandings of Feyerabend's philosophy, brings together the positive elements to be found in Feyerabend's work, and presents these elements as a coherent alternative conception of scientific rationality. It is the first book-length study of Feyerabend's post-1970 philosophy and will be an invaluable resource for philosophers of science, students of the philosophy of science, and anyone who wants to understand the views of one of the most influential philosophers of science of the twentieth century.



Vice chancellor on a Tightrope

Vice chancellor on a Tightrope Author
ISBN-10 0864864582
Release 2000
Pages 273
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Vice chancellor on a Tightrope has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Vice chancellor on a Tightrope also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Vice chancellor on a Tightrope book for free.



Walking the Tightrope

Walking the Tightrope Author David Young
ISBN-10 9789552402739
Release 2005
Pages 158
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Walking the Tightrope contains the teachings of Venerable Pemasiri Thera, a popular and talented Sri Lankan meditation teacher. The teachings, dealing with various important aspects of Buddhist meditation and philosphy, are practical and clear, yet profound. On one hand, Premasiri Thera teaches from his broad practical experience based on many years of meditation practice. On the other hand, he often refers to the teachings of the Buddha found in the Pali texts making up the Theravada Canon.



Walking the Tightrope

Walking the Tightrope Author Jaïr van der Lijn
ISBN-10 9789036100373
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 411
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The media generally tend to focus in particular on the failures of U.N. peacekeeping operations. In Walking the Tightrope, Jair Van Der Lijn draws a different conclusion. He argues once a peace agreement has been signed, the efforts of the U.N. peacekeeping operations do contribute to durable peace. By analyzing the U.N. peacekeeping operations in Cambodia, Mozambique, Rwanda, and El Salvador in a structured focused comparison, this book shows how U.N. operations do have a contribution to make.



The tightrope walker

The tightrope walker Author Anne Wilkinson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015028409012
Release 1992-07-20
Pages 275
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Anne Wilkinson (1910-61) was one of the most celebrated Canadian writers of her time. Her success as a poet came against all odds: nothing in her background, from geography to genealogy, would have suggested a literary career. She lived her life and practised her art in Toronto at a time when the nerve centre of Canadian poetry was unquestionably Montreal. She was born into the highest levels of Toronto society, a daughter of the very distinguished Osler family. And yet she wrote poetry, and was published to great acclaim, through decades of marriage, child-rearing, divorce, and illness. From December 1947 to July 1956, the years during which she wrote her most successful poetry, Wilkinson kept journals; in due course she also wrote an autobiography, part of which appeared in a literary magazine shortly after she died. Joan Coldwell brings together the complete text of the autobiography with the poet's journals, some samples of her poetry, and a moving exchange of letters between Wilkinson and her mother. The journals vividly reveal the inner workings of the writer's mind and her struggles to create in a difficult environment. With an immediacy and power that only journals can achieve, these writings explore the nature of the creative process in a context of daily realities that are often harsh and sometimes heart-breaking. The autobiography tells the story in a different way, rearranged to fit the forms of a 'legitimate' genre. Together with Coldwell's introduction, these writings present a unique and moving self-portrait of a poet who died too young, at the peak of her career. This volume celebrates Wilkinson's life and work, and the spirit that informed them.



Tightrope

Tightrope Author Jean Legaret
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105038106055
Release 1970
Pages 217
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Tightrope has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tightrope also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tightrope book for free.



The Tightrope Walkers

The Tightrope Walkers Author David Almond
ISBN-10 9780241967904
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 288
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The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond - a novel of young love and tragedy from the prizewinning author of Skellig 'I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne...' Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work in the shipyards. Dom is torn between his new mates: Holly Stroud, his enchanting neighbour, and Vincent McAlinden, who's something else altogether - a wild, dangerous boy with murderous instincts. After his mother's death, Dom has to decide who he is, what he wants to be - and then face up to the consequences. Deeply moving with a unique narrative voice, The Tightrope Walkers will be loved by fans of Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh and Ross Raisin, as well as readers familiar with David Almond's masterful novel The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, and the hugely popular Skellig. 'Almond is a master storyteller' Independent 'Not only dramatically and emotionally suspenseful, it is also vividly drawn and wonderfully well-paced, as we might expect from a master storyteller' John Burnside on THE TRUE TALE OF THE MONSTER BILLY DEAN, Guardian David Almond is the author of Skellig and other novels and plays for adults and children. He has won many prestigious awards including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010, the Carnegie Medal and two Whitbreads. His first novel for adults, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean was published in 2011. He was born in Newcastle, grew up on Tyneside and now lives with his family in Northumberland.