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The Daughters Join the Party

By Joanna Philbin
  • ISBN Code: : 031619235X
  • Publisher : Poppy
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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They didn't ask for fame. They were born with it. In the third Daughters novel, The Daughters Take the Stage, Hudson found her own place in "the family business," aka: show business. Now, for the first time, readers will meet Emma Conway, daughter of a powerful New York State Senator. Emma has never fit into the sweater-set-wearing world of her political family, opting for purple hair and Chuck Taylors to keep herself out of countless photo ops, but when she accidentally lets her father's presidential plans slip on national television, Emma finds herself thrown into the spotlight. Facing pressure to be the perfect First Daughter-in-training, Emma must learn to speak up for herself and for what she believes in. Thankfully, she has her new friends and fellow daughters - Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson - to help her along the way.

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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521077103
  • Total of Pages : 639
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 961
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Book Short Summary:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Wives and Daughters is far more than a nostalgic evocation of village life; it offers an ironic critique of mid-Victorian society. Set in the watchful society of Hollingford, this is a warm tale of love and longing. Molly Gibson is the spirited, loyal daughter of the local doctor. Their peaceful close-knit home is turned upside down when Molly's father decides to remarry. Molly's life is thrown off course by the arrival of her vain, shallow and selfish stepmother. There is some solace in the shape of her new stepsister Cynthia, who is beautiful, sophisticated and irresistible to every man she meets. Soon the girls become close, and Molly finds herself cajoled into becoming a go-between in Cynthia's love affairs.

In Search

By Meyer Levin
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  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1625670885
  • Total of Pages : 507
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 872
  • Pdf File: in-search.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The acclaimed autobiography of the Chicago journalist and author hailed as “the most significant American Jewish writer” of the mid-twentieth century (Los Angeles Times). Raised in the notorious Bloody Nineteenth Ward in Chicago, Meyer Levin landed a job at the Chicago Daily News at eighteen. He pursued reporting as a means to support his fiction writing, yet it was as a war correspondent that Levin found his voice. One of the first Americans to enter the concentration camps during World War II and record the horrors there, Levin also helped smuggle Jews from Poland to Palestine, capturing the events in his now classic film The Illegals. In this vivid chronicle, Levin traverses America, France, Spain, Eastern Europe and Palestine, incisively documenting some of the most important events of the twentieth century. Yet In Search is equally the story of Levin’s quest to define his Jewishness to himself and to the world. Both personal and universal, it affords a glimpse into a singular life and career and is, as Levin puts it, “more than a book about the Jews; it seeks to touch the human spirit.”

China Under Mao

By Andrew G. Walder
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674286707
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : History
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: china-under-mao.pdf

Book Short Summary:

China’s Communist Party seized power in 1949 after a long guerrilla insurgency followed by full-scale war, but the revolution was just beginning. Andrew Walder narrates the rise and fall of the Maoist state from 1949 to 1976—an epoch of startling accomplishments and disastrous failures, steered by many forces but dominated above all by Mao Zedong.

Merchants' Daughters

By Helen F. Siu
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  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Book Code : 9888083481
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: merchants-daughters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Annotation. Historians and anthropologists have long been interested in South China where powerful lineages and gendered hierarchies are juxtaposed with unorthodox trading cultures, multi-ethnic colonial encounters, and market-driven consumption. The divergent paths taken by women in Hong Kong and Guangdong during thirty years of Maoist closure, and the post-reform cross-border fluidities have also gained analytical attention.

Raising Children Today Is a Job

By Patricia Solomon
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1524524115
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: raising-children-today-is-a-job.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This story is about the young men and women today and how they are being trapped in their own little cage by not doing the right things in life. When we people have children, we have an obligation to teach, discipline, love them, and let them know not to engage in what amuses people but to let them know that what they do in life will reflect on their lives in the future. Raising children is a job, and we are failing our job by not listening to what is expected of usthat is, to give our children more than we have. They cant get it without education, respect, discipline, and a lot of love and understanding of what they have to face. Lets stop having babies at a young age and start planning for our young men and womens future. We also need to put our priority in place first and leave man-made things alone (hatred, greed, drugs, killing, stealing, sex before you have a husband or wife, etc.).

Urbanization in Vietnam

By Gisele Bousquet
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131751811X
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: urbanization-in-vietnam.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Most studies on urbanisation focus on the move of rural people to cities and the impact this has, both on the cities to which the people have moved, and on the rural communities they have left. This book, on the other hand, considers the impact on rural communities of the physical expansion of cities. Based on extensive original research over a long period in one settlement, a rural commune which over the course of the last two decades has become engulfed by Hanoi’s urban spread, the book explores what happens when village people become urbanites or city dwellers – when agriculture is abandoned, population density rises, the value of land increases, people have to make a living in the city, and the dynamics of family life, including gender relations, are profoundly altered. This book charts these developments over time, and sets urbanisation in Vietnam in the wider context of urbanisation in Southeast Asia and Asia more generally.

On Being Maya and Getting By

By Sarah R. Taylor
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  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Book Code : 1607327724
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: on-being-maya-and-getting-by.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On Being Maya and Getting By is an ethnographic study of the two Ek’Balams—a notable archaeological site and adjacent village—of the Yucatán Peninsula. When the archaeological site became a tourist destination, the village became the location of a community-based tourism development project funded by the Mexican government. Overt displays of heritage and a connection to Maya antiquity became important and profitable for the modern Maya villagers. Residents of Ek’Balam are now living in a complex ecosystem of natural and cultural resources where the notion and act of “being Maya” is deeply intertwined with economic development. The book explores how Ek’Balam villagers negotiate and maneuver through a web of social programs, tourists, volunteers, and expectations while living their daily lives. Focusing on the active processes in which residents choose to participate, author Sarah R. Taylor provides insights into how the ideological conflicts surrounding economic development play out in the negotiations between internal community politics and external social actors. The conflicts implicit to conceptions of “community” as a target for development are made explicit through the systematic questioning of what exactly it means to be a member of a local, indigenous, or sustainable community in the process of being developed. On Being Maya and Getting By is a rich description of how one community is actively negotiating with tourism and development and also a call for a more complex analysis of how rural villages are connected to greater urban, national, and global forces.

Egg on Mao

By Denise Chong
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0307372774
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: egg-on-mao.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The eagerly-awaited new book by Denise Chong, author of the award-winning, national bestseller, The Concubine’s Children. In her first book in a decade, beloved author Denise Chong, tells the story of a man who humiliated a repressive regime in front of the entire world, and whose daring gesture informs our view of human rights to this day. Despite his family’s impeccable Communist roots, Lu Decheng, a small town bus mechanic, grew up intuiting all that was wrong with Mao’s China. As a young man he believes truth and decency mattered, only to learn that preserving the Chairman’s legacy mattered more. Lu’s story reads like Shakespearean drama, peppered with defiance, love and betrayal. His steadfast refusal to acquiesce comes to a head, but not an end, with his infamous defacing of Mao’s portrait during the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square.

A Guide to Chinese Affairs

By Robert Liu
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1469724960
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: a-guide-to-chinese-affairs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a political treatise that deals with the China issue from a completely new perspective. Disparaging as he may sound, from page to page, toward "the old system" and the Communist Party's various wiles, the author demonstrates his mysteriously profound understanding of the Chinese leadership. Few men in North America would have such prescient perception of what is happening in Asia's (and also the world's) most populous country. It is a work of amazing knowledge and brilliance!

History of the Social-Democratic Federation

By Crick Martin Crick
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474465951
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Communism
  • Members : 793
  • Pdf File: history-of-the-social-democratic-federation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers the first full analysis of the Social Democratic Federation's (SDF's) history and is essential reading for historians of the Labour Movement.The SDF was the pioneer of the Socialist revival in the 1880s, Britain's first avowedly Marxist party and an important component of the Communist Party of Great Britain. As such, it represents a crucial strand in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century English political history.Although critical, Dr Crick dismisses the stereotype of a sectarian and dogmatic organization attempting to force a foreign ideology onto an unreceptive audience. Blending the national picture with a detailed study of the party in Lancashire and Yorkshire, he reveals an organization whose members contributed far more to the formation of local politics than is generally realized. They produced a generation of working-class militants, pioneered forms of social protest and made available for the first time in English a number of Marxist classics.

Xi

By Kerry Brown
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  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Book Code : 1785789392
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: xi.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A timely political primer on Xi Jinping by acclaimed author and academic, Professor Kerry Brown. Although Xi Jinping came to power a decade ago, he remains an enigmatic figure in the West. His priority has always been to keep Chinese society as stable as possible, steering a course through a period of astounding economic growth, while ensuring that nothing challenges the political status quo. But with unrest stirring in Hong Kong, reports of human rights abuses taking place in the Xinjiang region and, devastatingly, the outbreak of a virus that would change the world, suddenly understanding Xi's China is more important than ever before. In this short and timely book, academic and author Kerry Brown will examine the complexities behind the man, explaining the impact that his rule is already having on the West. But who is Xi really, and what is his vision for China's future? And, crucially, what does that mean for the rest of the world?