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Lessons from the Edge

A Memoir

Author: Marie Yovanovitch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin



Page: 256

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An inspiring and urgent memoir by the ambassador who electrified the nation by speaking truth to power. By the time she became US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch had seen her share of corruption, instability, and tragedy in developing countries. But it came as a shock when, in early 2019, she was recalled from her post after a smear campaign by President Trump's personal attorney and his associates--men operating outside of normal governmental channels, and apparently motivated by personal gain. Her courageous participation in the subsequent impeachment inquiry earned Yovanovitch the nation's respect, and her dignified response to the president's attacks won our hearts. She has reclaimed her own narrative, first with her lauded congressional testimony, and now with this memoir. A child of parents who survived Soviet and Nazi terror, Yovanovitch's life and work have taught her the preciousness of democracy as well as the dangers of corruption. Lessons from the Edge follows the arc of her career as she develops into the person we came to know during the impeachment proceedings.

Supporting Reading in Grades 6–12: A Guide

A Guide

Author: Sybil M. Farwell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

View: 109

This book presents a curricular framework for students grades 6–12 that school librarians and teachers can use collaboratively to enhance reading skill development, promote literature appreciation, and motivate young people to incorporate reading into their lives, beyond the required schoolwork. • More than 100 lessons and activities from the Web as well as print sources correlated to the components of the curriculum • An annual calendar of READS activities for secondary schools • A bibliography including dozens of resources for student use and on professional topics • A glossary of key terms used in libraries and classrooms • A useful index offering access to instructional concepts, strategies, programs, and resources • A READS curriculum chart for grades 6 through 12

The 4 Essentials

A Misfit's Journey to Mindset, Strategies, Values & Purpose (With Over 100 Famous Mentors and Entrepreneurs)

Author: Cliff Michaels

Publisher: Cliff Michaels & Associates, Inc.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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In 2012, The 4 Essentials launched #1 on Amazon and #3 on the NY Times Bestseller List. Taking readers on a street-smart journey through life, mentors, and business, Cliff proposes a radical shift in global education and career training. He also dispels many myths about how we define and create success. Through his trials and triumphs, Cliff shares lessons from the edge as a dyslexic student who challenged the status quo in college, dropped out of USC at 19, and went on to launch companies in real estate, finance, education, and technology, all before age 30. Drawing on dozens of iconic mentors from Socrates, Edison, and da Vinci to Mycoskie, Oprah, Malala, and Branson, Cliff provides thought-provoking stories on The 4 Essentials (mindset, strategies, values, purpose) that empower us to earn a real-world MBA (Masters in Basic Abilities). This is a fun, fast-paced read for anyone in search of passion, purpose, and results! PEER REVIEWS ''Cliff's writing is full of creativity, inspiration, and practical lessons. I highly recommend The 4 Essentials.'' Blake Mycoskie • Founder, TOMS Shoes ''Cliff Michaels delivers a powerful path to profits, passion, and purpose.'' Tony Hsieh • CEO, Zappos “Cliff provides entrepreneurial conditioning with an achiever’s mindset.” Darren Hardy • Publisher, SUCCESS Magazine ''The 4 Essentials is a fun read. Like Cliff, it's full of passion with a blend of new ideas and timeless wisdom.'' Dave Logan • Former Associate Dean, USC Business School

Mud, Wings, and Wire: A Memoir by Harry X. Ford


Publisher: Dorrance Publishing




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On the Edge

Author: Richard D. Jackson

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 751

Within these covers are stories about a group of risk-takers and adrenaline junkies who lived a life of stimulating and challenging activity. It is a rollicking adventure account of men who chose awilderness avocation and lifestyle in lieu of comfort and leisure for their relaxation. This is also a travelogue about much of the backcountry of this nation. Their journeys into these wilderness areas lasted over twenty years comprising some seventy expeditions into places like the Everglades, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Trail, Pesidential Range, and the desert of Joshua Tree. Learn about these locations and other backwoods areas, primarily in the mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Read about these unusual people and the physical trials they put their aging bodies through as they pursued their passion, searching for refuge from their work, and adventure in their lives to help calm their craving for fun and new experiences. Importantly, they wanted to be explorers and to see what was over the horizon. Their interest level had no valley and no summit. It was limitless. They were not purists in the sense of following the conventional standards of "roughing it" in the wilderness. Instead, they did it their way. They were the real thing and enjoyed living on the edge. Not many people do. There is humor, philosophy, lessons on field-craft, and dubious judgment noted in their journeys. These should appeal to all readers with similar inclinations despite age or gender. I am thankful to have been a member of this group, and wish we could do it again. We would try, if we had the stamina.

The Last Foundling: The Memoir of an Underdog


Publisher: Cloud Designing




View: 451

House of Nails

A Memoir of Life on the Edge

Author: Lenny Dykstra

Publisher: HarperCollins


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 609

"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss. Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. An overachiever known for his clutch hits, high on-base percentage, and aggressive defense, Lenny was later identified by his former minor-league roommate Billy Beane as the prototypical "Moneyball" player in Michael Lewis's bestseller. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, Nails also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became a celebrated business mogul and investment guru. Touted as "one of the great ones" by CNBC's Jim Cramer, he became "baseball's most improbable post-career success story" (The New Yorker), purchasing a $17.5-million mansion and traveling the world by private jet. But when the economy imploded in 2008, Lenny lost everything. Then the feds moved in: convicted of bankruptcy fraud (unjustly, he contends), Lenny served two and a half harrowing years in prison, where he was the victim of a savage beating by prison guards that knocked out his front teeth. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, channeling the bewildered fascination of many observers, declared that Lenny's outrageous rise and spectactular fall was "the greatest story that I have ever seen in my lifetime." Now, for the first time, Lenny tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption. Was Lenny's hard-charging, risk-it-all nature responsible for his success in baseball and business and his precipitous fall from grace? What lessons, if any, has he learned now that he has had time to think and reflect? Hilarious, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.

A Memoir of Maria Edgeworth: With a Selection from her Letters

Vol. II

Author: Frances Anne Beaufort Edgeworth

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 318

Reprint of the original, first published in 1867.

Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 389

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Defying Limits

Lessons from the Edge of the Universe

Author: Dave Williams

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 610

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER An inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience, and living life to the fullest, from Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts. I had dreamt about becoming an astronaut from the time I watched Alan Shepard launch on the first American sub-orbital flight on May 5, 1961. Eleven days before my seventh birthday, I committed to a new goal: one day, I would fly in outer space. Dr. Dave has led the sort of life that most people only dream of. He has set records for spacewalking. He has lived undersea for weeks at a time. He has saved lives as an emergency doctor, launched into the stratosphere twice, and performed surgery in zero gravity. But if you ask him how he became so accomplished, he’ll say: “I’m just a curious kid from Saskatchewan.” Curious indeed. Dr. Dave never lost his desire to explore nor his fascination with the world. Whether he was exploring the woods behind his childhood home or floating in space at the end of the Canadarm, Dave tried to see every moment of his life as filled with beauty and meaning. He learned to scuba dive at only twelve years old, became a doctor despite academic struggles as an undergraduate, and overcame stiff odds and fierce competition to join the ranks of the astronauts he had idolized as a child. There were setbacks and challenges along the way—the loss of friends in the Columbia disaster, a cancer diagnosis that nearly prevented him from returning to space—but through it all, Dave never lost sight of his goal. And when he finally had the chance to fly among the stars, he came to realize that although the destination can be spectacular, it’s the journey that truly matters. In Defying Limits, Dave shares the events that have defined his life, showing us that whether we’re gravity-defying astronauts or earth-bound terrestrials, we can all live an infinite, fulfilled life by relishing the value and importance of each moment. The greatest fear that we all face is not the fear of dying, but the fear of never having lived. Each of us is greater than we believe. And, together, we can exceed our limits to soar farther and higher than we ever imagined.

Writing otherwise

Experiments in cultural criticism

Author: Jackie Stacey

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 230

Writing otherwise is a collection of essays by established feminist and cultural critics interested in experimenting with new styles of expression. Leading figures in their field, such as Marianne Hirsch, Lynne Pearce, Griselda Pollock, Carol Smart, Jackie Stacey and Janet Wolff, all risk new ways of writing about themselves and their subjects. Aimed at both general and academic readers interested in how scholarly writing might be more innovative and creative, this collection introduces the personal, the poetic and the experimental into the frame of cultural criticism. This collection of essays is highly interdisciplinary and contributes to debates in sociology, history, anthropology, art history, cultural and media studies and gender studies.

Dispatches from the Edge

A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

Author: Anderson Cooper

Publisher: Harper


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 570

The correspondent and anchor for CNN recounts events from his life and career, offering a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most devastating modern tragedies and their effect on his own life.

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students

Author: Thomas P. Hébert

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 500

View: 879

The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. This text: Discusses theories that guide the examination of the lived experiences of gifted students. Features new topics, such as cyberbullying and microaggressions. Covers social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners. Includes considerations for gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, twice-exceptional students, LGBTQ gifted students, and young people from low-income backgrounds. Describes gifted students' friendships and family relationships that support them, contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives, and identity development. The author provides a wealth of field-tested strategies for addressing social and emotional development. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment to support the social and emotional well-being of gifted students and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice.

Positioning Gender and Race in (Post)colonial Plantation Space

Connecting Ireland and the Caribbean

Author: E. Stoddard

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 377

Stoddard uses the Anglophone Caribbean and Ireland to examine the complex inflections of women and race as articulated in-between the colonial discursive and material formations of the eighteenth century and those of the (post)colonial twentieth century, as structured by the defined spaces of the colonizers' estates.

At the Edge of a Dream

The Story of Jewish Immigrants on New York's Lower East Side, 1880-1920

Author: Lawrence J Epstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: History

Page: 299

View: 107

Tells the story of how millions of Jewish immigrants came to New York's Lower East Side and how this neighborhood became the center of Jewish work, family, and culture, producing such entertainment greats as Ira Gershwin and George Burns, along with gangster Meyer Lansky.

The Memoirs of Dr. Haimabati Sen

From Child Widow to Lady Doctor

Author: Haimabati Sen



Category: Physicians

Page: 407

View: 356

An intmate autobiography, rich in details of a transitional society, by one of India's earliest 'native' women doctors.

Shakespeare Survey 74

Shakespeare and Education

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Literary Criticism


View: 934

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 74 is 'Shakespeare and Education. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/shakespeare-survey This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic and save and bookmark their results.

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography

Author: Maria DiBattista

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 728

A historical overview of autobiography from the works of Augustine, Montaigne, and Rousseau to the Romantic, Victorian, and modern eras.

The Limits of Autobiography

Trauma and Testimony

Author: Leigh Gilmore

Publisher: Cornell University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 160

Memoirs in which trauma takes a major—or the major—role challenge the limits of autobiography. Leigh Gilmore presents a series of "limit-cases"—texts that combine elements of autobiography, fiction, biography, history, and theory while representing trauma and the self—and demonstrates how and why their authors swerve from the formal constraints of autobiography when the representation of trauma coincides with self-representation. Gilmore maintains that conflicting demands on both the self and narrative may prompt formal experimentation by such writers and lead to texts that are not, strictly speaking, autobiography, but are nonetheless deeply engaged with its central concerns. In astute and compelling readings of texts by Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Dorothy Allison, Mikal Gilmore, Jamaica Kincaid, and Jeanette Winterson, Gilmore explores how each of them poses the questions, "How have I lived? How will I live?" in relation to the social and psychic forms within which trauma emerges. Challenging the very boundaries of autobiography as well as trauma, these stories are not told in conventional ways: the writers testify to how self-representation and the representation of trauma grow beyond simple causes and effects, exceed their duration in time, and connect to other forms of historical, familial, and personal pain. In their movement from an overtly testimonial form to one that draws on legal as well as literary knowledge, such texts produce an alternative means of confronting kinship, violence, and self-representation.

Nobody's Story

The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1920

Author: Catherine Gallagher

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

View: 864

"A superb book. . . . A scintillating, continuously rewarding reflection on authorship and its place in the modern world. This is a study in the great tradition of Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel: both a brilliant work of literary scholarship and an invigorating report on modernity itself."—Terry Castle, author of The Apparitional Lesbian "An exemplary instance of what many have been clamoring for: a rigorous cultural study of literature."—William B. Warner, author of Reading Clarissa

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