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“[A] much needed book…a compelling portrait of the Occupy movement…that capture[s] the spirit of the people involved, the crisis that gave Occupy birth, and the possibility of genuine change it represents.” —Eric Foner, author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery The Occupy Wall Street movement arose out of a widespread desire of ordinary Americans to change a political system in which the moneyed “1%” of the nation controls the workings of the government. In Occupy Nation , social
An engaging look at what led to the financial turmoil we now find ourselves in "Bailout Nation" offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today's most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft "Bailout Nation"-where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate
Examines the building of the Great Wall of China and the thousands of years of conflict that preceded it.
Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist ’s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal 's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow , Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the
Since unification, a radical shift has occurred in Germans' view of their country's past, with 1989 replacing 1945 as the primary caesura. Events of the cold-war period are seen as decisive in a history that unites yet divides East and West. Establishing foundational myths and finding common experience is pivotal in constructing national identity, and the cinema provides a forum for consumption, negotiation, and contestation of such notions. This book looks at history films made since 1989,
In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile
In this expanded tenth-anniversary edition of the No. 1 "New York Times" bestselling book, LIFE returns to the story that it chronicled with such immediacy following the devastating, heartbreaking, and inspiring events in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. These pages bear witness to the horrific losses of 9/11 but also celebrate the inspirational bravery of those who persevered, risking their lives in unpredictable and terrifying circumstances. This became "the" document of the day, the book
Not long ago, Americans could rightfully feel confident in our preeminence in the world economy. The United States set the pace as the world's leading innovator: from the personal computer to the internet, from Wall Street to Hollywood, from the decoding of the genome to the emergence of Web 2.0, we led the way and the future was ours. So how is it, bestselling author and leading expert on innovation John Kao asks, that today Finland is the world's most competitive economy? That U.S. students rank
Janice M. Traflet ,Hardcover ,Series : Studies in Industry and Society, English-language edition,Pub by Johns Hopkins University Press
Buy How Wall Street Created a Nation by Ovidio Diaz Espino in Paperback for the low price of 16.95. Find this product in Political Science > International Relations - Diplomacy, Latin America - Central America, United States - 20th Century.
The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast. "Every stone wall is unique and every stone tells a story," says Robert M. Thorson, the author of the first field guide to historic New England stone walls-- one that helps you identify and appreciate those in your yard, neighborhood, and throughout the Northeast. "Exploring Stone Walls" is like being in Thorson's geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any wall's history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights
Buy Bailout Nation by Barry Ritholtz in Hardcover for the low price of 14.97. Find this product in Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Political Economy, Government & Business.
Theft of a Nation presents a powerful criminological examination of Wall Street's recent financial meltdown and its profound impact on the rest of the country. This provocative book asks why, if the actions of key players on Wall Street and in the government resulted in an economic downturn that harmed millions of Americans and destroyed capital worldwide, no one was held criminally liable for these actions. Author Gregg Barak provides a basic history of financial regulation and deregulation, as well as a
Since unification, a radical shift has taken place in Germans' view of their country's immediate past, with 1989 replacing 1945 as the primary caesura. The cold-war division, the failed socialist state, the '68 student movement, and the Red Army Faction -- historical flashpoints involving political oppression, civil disobedience, and the longing for utopian solutions to social injustice -- have come to be seen as decisive moments in a collective history that unites East and West even as it divides them.
We have experienced a shift in American character: we've become a nation of moochers. Increasingly dependent on the efforts of others over our own, Americans are free to freeload. From the corporate bailouts on Wall Street to the alarming increases in personal default and dependency, from questionable tax exemptions to enormous pension, healthcare, and other entitlement costs, the new moocher culture cuts across lines of class, race, and private and public sectors. And the millions that plan and behave
·Skills and strategies unique to big walls-illustrated in full color ·Includes modern speed and free climbing tactics that have revolutionized wall climbing ·Key training exercises (practiced near the ground) and real life examples reinforce instruction Dangling sweaty-palmed from a 3000-foot cliff for days on end, Jared Ogden taught himself to climb his first big wall by trial and error. Why should you have to do the same? Ogden, who has climbed El Capitan's Nose in less than twenty-four hours, wants to
"Smithsonian Civil War" is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, "Smithsonian Civil War" combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics from the war in a truly
From classic satire to lavish musicals, animated family favorites to gritty '70s masterpieces, the Movie Posters 2015 Wall Calendar is everything you lover about the movies. The 12 films featured in this movie lover's essential calendar celebrate singular achievements in American moviemaking and include the films Groundhog Day , Breakfast at Tiffany's , One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest , and Star Wars .
A Complete Guide to Solving Lateral Load Path Problems "The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls" explains how to calculate the forces to be transferred across multiple discontinuities and reflect the design requirements on construction documents. Step-by-step examples offer progressive coverage, from basic to very advanced illustrations of load paths in complicated structures. The book is based on the 2009 International Building Code, ASCE/SEI 7-05, the 2005 Edition of the
From the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's National Parks, comes this remarkable wall calendar, filled with breathtaking pictures from America's beautiful national parks. Delight in Acadia at sunset or the dusting of snow over Rocky Mountain National Park, and know that your purchase helps support and preserve these awe-inspiring parks. Each month showcases two photos of National Park Foundation -supported sites, plus detailed information about each. The monthly grids feature
When it comes to photography, it's all about the light. After spending more than thirty years behind the lensworking for National Geographic , Time , Life , and Sports Illustrated Joe McNally knows about light. He knows how to talk about it, shape it, color it, control it, and direct it. Most importantly, he knows how to create it...using small hot shoe flashes. In The Hot Shoe Diaries , Joe brings you behind the scenes to candidly share his lighting solutions for a ton of great images. Using Nikon
Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, "Secret Historian "is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail. After leaving the world of
One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with classic titles such as "Economist on Wall Street, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, and The Price of Prosperity"which have forewords by financial luminaries and new introductions by the authoryou can enjoy some of the best of Bernstein in his earlier Wall Street days. First published in 1962, "The
"In this Anthony Award-winning debut, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police must find the murderer of a National Model worker, and then risk his own life and career to see that justice is done. A Loyal Character Dancer is the latest in Qiu's Shanghai series featuring Inspector Chen. ""A marvelously assured debut. . . . Engrossing, immensely readable."" The Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition."
When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson
Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. Helene Cooper is Congo, a descendant of two Liberian dynastiestraced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain,
"A vigorously written meditation on . . . America's encounter with the wilderness." --"The Wall Street Journal "In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled Hugh Glass. The animal ripped the trapper up, carving huge hunks from his body. Glass's companions slew the bear, but his injuries mocked their first aid. Two men would stay behind to bury the corpse when it finally stopped gurgling; the rest would move on. Alone in Indian country, the caretakers quickly lost their nerve. They fled, taking Glass's gun,
It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed."