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The Best We Could Do

By Thi Bui
  • ISBN Code: : 1613129300
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

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  • Pdf File: samuelson-friedman.pdf

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From the author of Keynes Hayek, the next great duel in the history of economics. In 1966 two columnists joined Newsweek magazine. Their assignment: debate the world of business and economics. Paul Samuelson was a towering figure in Keynesian economics, which supported the management of the economy along lines prescribed by John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. Milton Friedman, little known at that time outside of conservative academic circles, championed “monetarism” and insisted the Federal Reserve maintain tight control over the amount of money circulating in the economy. In Samuelson Friedman, author and journalist Nicholas Wapshott brings narrative verve and puckish charm to the story of these two giants of modern economics, their braided lives and colossal intellectual battles. Samuelson, a forbidding technical genius, grew up a child of relative privilege and went on to revolutionize macroeconomics. He wrote the best-selling economics textbook of all time, famously remarking "I don’t care who writes a nation’s laws—or crafts its advanced treatises—if I can write its economics textbooks." His friend and adversary for decades, Milton Friedman, studied the Great Depression and with Anna Schwartz wrote the seminal books The Great Contraction and A Monetary History of the United States. Like Friedrich Hayek before him, Friedman found fortune writing a treatise, Capitalism and Freedom, that yoked free markets and libertarian politics in a potent argument that remains a lodestar for economic conservatives today. In Wapshott’s nimble hands, Samuelson and Friedman’s decades-long argument over how—or whether—to manage the economy becomes a window onto one of the longest periods of economic turmoil in the United States. As the soaring economy of the 1950s gave way to decades stalked by declining prosperity and "stagflation," it was a time when the theory and practice of economics became the preoccupation of politicians and the focus of national debate. It is an argument that continues today.

Dear Diaspora

By Susan Nguyen
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496229274
  • Total of Pages : 84
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 399
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Dear Diaspora is an unapologetic reckoning with history, memory, and grief. Parting the weeds on a small American town, this collection sheds light on the intersections of girlhood and diaspora. The poems introduce us to Suzi: ripping her leg hairs out with duct tape, praying for ecstasy during Sunday mass, dreaming up a language for buried familial trauma and discovering that such a language may not exist. Through a collage of lyric, documentary, and epistolary poems, we follow Suzi as she untangles intergenerational grief and her father’s disappearance while climbing trees to stare at the color green and wishing that she wore Lucy Liu’s freckles. Winner of the Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, Dear Diaspora scrutinizes our turning away from the trauma of our past and our complicity in its erasure. Suzi, caught between enjoying a rundown American adolescence and living with the inheritances of war, attempts to unravel her own inherited grief as she explores the multiplicities of identity and selfhood against the backdrop of the Vietnamese diaspora. In its deliberate interweaving of voices, Dear Diaspora explores Suzi’s journey while bringing to light other incarnations of the refugee experience.

And Now I Spill the Family Secrets

By Margaret Kimball
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063068281
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 615
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Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2021 List in Comics. ?2021 Top of the List Graphic Novel Pick In the spirit of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Margaret Kimball’s AND NOW I SPILL THE FAMILY SECRETS begins in the aftermath of a tragedy. In 1988, when Kimball is only four years old, her mother attempts suicide on Mother’s Day—and this becomes one of many things Kimball’s family never speaks about. As she searches for answers nearly thirty years later, Kimball embarks on a thrilling visual journey into the secrets her family has kept for decades. Using old diary entries, hospital records, home videos, and other archives, Margaret pieces together a narrative map of her childhood—her mother’s bipolar disorder, her grandmother’s institutionalization, and her brother’s increasing struggles—in an attempt to understand what no one likes to talk about: the fractures in her family. Both a coming-of-age story about family dysfunction and a reflection on mental health, AND NOW I SPILL THE FAMILY SECRETS is funny, poignant, and deeply inspiring in its portrayal of what drives a family apart and what keeps them together.

Lipouts: The Best I Could Do From the First Two Years

By Nathan Crace
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1105282112
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  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: lipouts.pdf

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"Lipouts...The Best I Could Do From The First Two Years" is a collection of Nathan Crace's favorite editions from the first two years of his popular Lipouts column that appeared in regional and national golf publications beginning in 2001. Each original column is re-printed and followed up with a modern day look back at what has (and hasn't) changed since the the original column was published. It's a look back and a rare look inside the mind of the award-winning golf course architect, writer, and member of the Golf Writers' Association of America. The author says it's the perfect addition to the bathroom library of every golfer.

Pocket Peace

By Allan Lokos
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101185309
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: pocket-peace.pdf

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An elegantly packaged "pocket-size" guide to weathering life's storms "As founder and guilding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York, Allan Lokos has an arsenal of tools for coping with stressful situations." —Rachel Lee Harris, New York Times We live in a turbulent world in which we are often forced to respond on a dime to challenging or even life-altering situations. To react wisely in difficult moments one needs to be quick on one's feet, but also quick of mind. In Pocket Peace, interfaith minister and Buddhist practitioner Reverend Allan Lokos provides readers with concise yet incisive daily "pocket practices" that will enable them to act in accordance with their truest and best selves. If you want to run a marathon, you must train slowly and purposefully for months. Likewise, if you want to be your best self and learn to confront whatever comes your way with kindness, compassion, and generosity, you need to . . . practice. This elegantly packaged little book is full of wisdom and teachings the reader can literally pull from their pocket each day. A small yet powerful spiritual companion that intertwines personal anecdotes and age-old wisdom with practical guidance, Pocket Peace sets readers on the path to inner peace and lasting happiness.

Swimming in Puddles

By Clint Lowe
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  • Publisher : Heroes Press
  • Book Code : 0987641204
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 909
  • Pdf File: swimming-in-puddles.pdf

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Want a meaningful life? This innovative story reveals brave methods that will help you build a confident personality and an abundant life. Joey is a young man struggling through life when he meets Art, an old wise boxing trainer, who challenges him to work at his gym and learn to fight for a meaningful life. Joey apathetically begins scrubbing Art's gymnasium and carting sloppy spit buckets. Gradually Joey is sparked into attempting to start his own business and into trying to woo a girl at the local grocers. Both dreams fail. With Joey defeated and depressed, can he fight hard to change his emotions, mentality, and actions to start the business, win the young girl's affections, and create an abundant life? ***** Everyone should read it for the important life lessons it contains – Reviewer ***** A life guide that will help you achieve better things – Reviewer ***** I love the fact how it's a fictional story but also a self-help book – Reviewer

A Guide to Short-Term Missions

By H. Leon Greene
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830866523
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: a-guide-to-short-term-missions.pdf

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Everything you need to know to plan a successful short-term missions trip from an authoritative source. Packed with comprehensive, down-to-earth, practical information.

A Savage Presence

By WL Knightly
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  • Publisher : BrixBaxter Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: a-savage-presence.pdf

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Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

By Jeff Tweedy
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101985283
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: let-s-go.pdf

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The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people who have inspired him in this personal memoir. This ideal addition to your Wilco collection also makes a perfect gift for music lovers. *A New York Times Bestseller* *A Rolling Stone Best Music Books of 2018 selection* *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018* Few bands have encouraged as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, or his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He also talks in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents; wife, Susie; and sons, Spencer and Sammy. Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.

Belief in God

By T. J. Mawson
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019153479X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 388
  • Pdf File: belief-in-god.pdf

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Belief in God answers two questions: what, if anything, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing about when they join in claiming that there is a God; and what, if any, prospects are there for rationally defending or attacking this claim? In the context of a sustained argument for particular answers to these questions, Tim Mawson tackles many of the most prominent topics in the philosophy of religion. He argues that those who believe that there is a God are best interpreted as believing that there is a being who is essentially personal, transcendent, immanent, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, perfectly free, perfectly good, and necessary; and non-essentially creator of the world and value; revealer of Himself; and offerer of everlasting life. Having explored the meaning and consistency of this conception of God in the first half of the book, Mawson goes on to consider whether or not belief or the absence of belief in such a God might be the sort of thing that does not rationally require argument and, if not, what the criteria for a good argument for or against such a God's existence might be. Having established some criteria, he uses them to evaluate specific arguments for and against the existence of such a God. He looks at the Argument to Design; the Cosmological Argument; the Ontological Argument; the Argument from Religious Experience; the Argument from Apparent Miracles; the Problem of Evil; and Pascal's Wager. Finally, he explores the relation between faith and reason. In the course of his argument, Mawson makes striking new claims and defends or attacks established positions in new ways. His conversational style, lively wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God as pleasurable as it is instructive and thought-provoking. It makes an ideal text for beginning undergraduate courses and for anyone thinking about these most important of questions.

Zombie Fallout 13: The Perfect Betrayal

By Mark Tufo
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  • Publisher : DevilDog Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 361
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 692
  • Pdf File: zombie-fallout-13.pdf

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Mike and his squad launch a rescue for Trip, but nefarious forces have aligned against them. He marshals his team together, but will it be enough? Etna Station and everything Mike cares about is on the brink of collapse. All will be lost unless Mike can convince his team to heed the crazed warnings of an old friend. Against all odds, they must make a dangerous journey, leaving all at the mercy of a familiar foe who won’t rest until the world is brought to its knees. Will the universe regain balance? Or will fate finally be sealed against our heroes? Find out in the pages of what may be the most action-packed chapter of the Zombie Fallout saga thus far.

The Bottom of the Pool

By Andy Andrews
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0785226540
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 802
  • Pdf File: the-bottom-of-the-pool.pdf

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This is how it’s done. This is why it’s done this way. This is the result you can expect if you do it. These three pieces of information inform a conclusion about every part of each of our lives. Yet it is these three pieces of information that most often set an insidious trap—a trap that has held the imaginations of generations captive to the belief that because they are doing the best they can do, they are accomplishing the best that can be done. And while each of these three statements are true, not one of them is the truth. Dive deeper with bestselling author Andy Andrews as he shares his unique philosophy regarding foundational thinking. Through his unique and captivating storytelling, Andy helps you search for the reality that lies beyond the boundaries established in the name of “best practices,” “industry standards,” or “the way things are done.” For it’s at the bottom of the pool that you discover a pathway to extraordinary results that most people in your position do not even know are possible.

Becoming the Best

By Harry M. Kraemer
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118999444
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: becoming-the-best.pdf

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What does it mean in practice to be a values-based leader?When faced with real situations, how can you be your best self andcreate best teams—while also being a best partner withcustomers and vendors, a best investment for your stakeholders, anda best citizen making a difference in the world? It's a tall order,but these are the expectations for world-class organizationstoday. In his bestselling book From Values to Action, HarryKraemer showed how self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence,and genuine humility are the traits of today's most effectiveleaders. In Becoming the Best, his highly anticipatedfollow-up, Kraemer reveals how, in practical terms, anyone canapply these principles to become a values-based leader and to helpcreate values-based organizations. Drawing on his own experiences as the former CEO and chairman ofBaxter International, as well as those of other notable leaders andorganizations, Kraemer lays out a pathway for understanding theprinciples and putting them into practice, showing specifically,how to: Use self-reflection to become your "best self" as you leadyourself and others more effectively Create a "best team" that understands and appreciates whatthey're doing, and why Forge "best partnerships" through win/win collaboration withvendors and customers that enhance the end user's experienceSupport the mission, vision, and values of the organization togenerate returns that distinguish a "best investment" Make a difference in the world beyond the organization bybecoming a "best citizen" Powerful case studies from Campbell's Soup, Ernst & Young,Target, Northern Trust, and many others demonstrate the fourprinciples of values-based leadership in action and show howthinking beyond the corporation can trigger positive outcomes forboth the company and the world. Regardless of level or job title, individuals can make adifference in their organization and beyond by embodying theessential traits of a great leader. Becoming the Best offersa definitive, actionable guide to show anyone how to apply inpractice the principles of values-based leadership personally andprofessionally, making it an indispensable manual for the new waveof better leaders.