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Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life Book
Author : Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2016-09-20
ISBN : 110187533X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Shostakovich

Shostakovich Book
Author : Laurel E. Fay
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780195182514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Shostakovich's life is a fascinating example of the paradoxes of living as an artist under totalitarian rule. Alone among his artistic peers, he survived successive Stalinist cultural purges and won the Stalin Prize five times, yet in 1948 he was dismissed from his conservatory teaching positions, and many of his works were banned from performance. He prudently censored himself, in one case putting aside a work based on Jewish folk poems. Under later regimes he balanced a career as a model Soviet - holding government positions and acting as an international ambassador - with his unflagging artistic ambitions."--Jacket.

Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler Book
Author : Peter Longerich
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0199592322
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chronicles the life of the Nazi leader, including his childhood and youth, his transformation of the SS from a small bodyguard unit into a powerful organization within the Nazi Party, and how his political maneuvering and rise in power set the tone for the party's goals.

Democracy

Democracy Book
Author : Paul Cartledge
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0199837457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Democracy: A Life holds out three unique research aims: a proper understanding of the origins and variety of ancient Greek democracies; a detailed account of the fate of democracy - both the institution and the word - in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the fifth century BCE to the 6th century CE; and a nuanced exploration of the ways in which all ancient Greek democracies differed from all modern so-called 'democracies'"--

Ali

Ali Book
Author : Jonathan Eig
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0544435249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Based on more than 500 interviews, including Muhammad Ali's closest associates, and enhanced by access to thousands of pages of newly released FBI records, this is a ... story of a man who became one of the great figures of the twentieth century [boxing world]"--

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King  Jr Book
Author : Marshall Frady
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-12
ISBN : 9780143036487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., interweaves a history of the civil rights movement with King's rise to fame.

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer Book
Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780300074482
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The first major biography of its subject in more than thirty years makes use of new British manuscript sources to draw a rich portrait of Henry VIII's archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the Reformation. UP.

Spinoza

Spinoza Book
Author : Steven Nadler,Steven M. Nadler
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-04-23
ISBN : 9780521002936
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research.

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad Book
Author : Zdzisław Najder,Zdzis·law Najder
Publisher : Camden House
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781571133472
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Up-to-date and extensive revision of Najder's much-acclaimed scholarly biography of Conrad, employing newly accessible sources.

Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl Book
Author : Anna Redsand
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780618723430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This gripping account details the life of Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and the author of Man's Search for Meaning, who, after losing his family, used his work to overcome his grief and developed a new form of psychotherapy that encouraged patients to live for the future, not in the past.

A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living Book
Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Isabella Selega Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2006-04-20
ISBN : 9780198039273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A Life Worth Living brings together the latest thought on Positive Psychology from an international cast of scholars. It includes historical, philosophical, and empirical reviews of what psychologists have found to matter for personal happiness and well-being. The contributions to this volume agree on priciples of optimal development that start from purely material and selfish concerns, but then lead to ever broader circles of responsibility embracing the goals of others and the well-being of the environment; on the importance of spirituality; on the development of strengths specific to the individual. Rather than material success, popularity, or power, the investigations reported in this volume suggest that personally constructed goals, intrinsic motivation, and a sense of autonomy are much more important. The chapters indicate that hardship and suffering do not necessarily make us unhappy, and they suggest therapeutical implications for improving the quality of life. Specific topics covered include the formation of optimal childhood values and habits as well as a new perspective on aging. This volume provides a powerful counterpoint to a mistakenly reductionist psychology. They show that subjective experience can be studied scientifically and measured accurately. They highlight the potentiality for autonomy and freedom that is among the most precious elements of the human condition. MOreover, they make a convincing case for the importance of subjective phenomena, which often affect happiness more than external, material conditions. After long decades during which psychologists seemed to have forgotten that misery is not the only option, the blossoming of Positive Psychology promises a better understanding of what a vigorous, meaningful life may consist of.

A Life in Letters

A Life in Letters Book
Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-07-06
ISBN : 1451602987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life. In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through his own words the artistic and emotional maturation of one of America's most enduring and elegant authors. A Life in Letters is the most comprehensive volume of Fitzgerald's letters -- many of them appearing in print for the first time. The fullness of the selection and the chronological arrangement make this collection the closest thing to an autobiography that Fitzgerald ever wrote. While many readers are familiar with Fitzgerald's legendary "jazz age" social life and his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, and other famous authors, few are aware of his writings about his life and his views on writing. Letters to his editor Maxwell Perkins illustrate the development of Fitzgerald's literary sensibility; those to his friend and competitor Ernest Hemingway reveal their difficult relationship. The most poignant letters here were written to his wife, Zelda, from the time of their courtship in Montgomery, Alabama, during World War I to her extended convalescence in a sanatorium near Asheville, North Carolina. Fitzgerald is by turns affectionate and proud in his letters to his daughter, Scottie, at college in the East while he was struggling in Hollywood. For readers who think primarily of Fitzgerald as a hard-drinking playboy for whom writing was effortless, these letters show his serious, painstaking concerns with creating realistic, durable art.

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards Book
Author : George M. Marsden
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780300129946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Superb and engrossing" ("The Washington Post Book World"), the definitive biography of Jonathan Edwards, America's most important religious figure, draws on newly available sources to reveal how he was shaped by the cultural and religious battles of his time. 30 illustrations.

Geisha

Geisha Book
Author : Mineko Iwasaki
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-09
ISBN : 9780743444293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture. Reprint.

Galileo

Galileo Book
Author : James Reston
Publisher : Beard Books
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781893122628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mao

Mao Book
Author : Philip Short
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2001-02
ISBN : 9780805066388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A portrait of Mao explores the life of the peasant who rose to the position of "chairman" of China's communist party and absolute ruler of the country, overseeing both brilliant reform and terrible butchery during his long reign.

Churchill

Churchill Book
Author : Martin Gilbert
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Release : 2014-06-05
ISBN : 0795337264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“A richly textured and deeply moving portrait of greatness” (Los Angeles Times). In this masterful book, prize-winning historian and authorized Churchill biographer Martin Gilbert weaves together the research from his eight-volume biography of the elder statesman into one single volume, and includes new information unavailable at the time of the original work’s publication. Spanning Churchill’s youth, education, and early military career, his journalistic work, and the arc of his political leadership, Churchill: A Life details the great man’s indelible contribution to Britain’s foreign policy and internal social reform. With eyewitness accounts and interviews with Churchill’s contemporaries, including friends, family members, and career adversaries, it provides a revealing picture of the personal life, character, ambition, and drive of one of the world’s most remarkable leaders. “A full and rounded examination of Churchill’s life, both in its personal and political aspects . . . Gilbert describes the painful decade of Churchill’s political exile (1929–1939) and shows how it strengthened him and prepared him for his role in the ‘hour of supreme crisis’ as Britain’s wartime leader. A lucid, comprehensive and authoritative life of the man considered by many to have been the outstanding public figure of the 20th century.” —Publishers Weekly “Mr. Gilbert’s job was to bring alive before his readers a man of extraordinary genius and scarcely less extraordinary destiny. He has done so triumphantly.” —The New York Times Book Review

Getting a Life

Getting a Life Book
Author : Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780816624904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Various encounters helped us transform what was originally just a response to a trendy 1980s phrase--Get A life!--into the pointed yet heterogeneous engagement with everyday practices that we believe this collection represents. Papers submitted for the session on the everyday uses of autobiography at the Modern Language Association's convention in 1992 enabled us to connect with scholars around the country.

Joe Salsberg

Joe Salsberg Book
Author : Gerald Tulchinsky
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2013-05-17
ISBN : 1442614323
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Award-winning historian Gerald Tulchinsky traces Salsberg's personal and professional journey - from his entrance into Toronto's oppressive garment industry at age 14, which led to his becoming active in emerging trade unions, to his rise through the ranks of the Communist Party of Canada and the Workers' Unity League. Detailing Salsberg's time as an influential Toronto alderman and member of the Ontario legislature, the book also examines his dramatic break with communism and his embrace of a new career in journalism.

Joyce Wieland

Joyce Wieland Book
Author : Iris Nowell
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 155022476X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Joyce Wieland is one of Canada's greatest artists of the last half of the twentieth century." -- Pierre Theberge, director of the National Gallery of Canada. Joyce Wieland triumphed over what she called "obscene poverty" to achieve international celebrity as a painter, collagist, quiltmaker, and filmmaker, celebrated as Canada's most important woman artist next to Emily Carr. Joyce Wieland's art stands alone. Her strikingly Canadian themes of environmental issues, historical passages, and aboriginal rights appear in buoyant, satirical images. Her powerful erotic themes linger in the mind. Just as her dark, troubling renderings of catastrophes and grotesque happenings will not vanish. To make her distinctive, highly personal art, Wieland uses toys, paper cut-outs, wood, glass, and pieces of her panties and dresses just as boldly and felicitously as she uses oils, watercolours, and pencils. Some of her most famous works are quilts, such as Reason Over Passion and Confedspread. She made underground films long before Andy Warhol did, producing a total of sixteen. Joyce Wieland achieved her deserved acclaim through unstinting courage, vivacity, and her off-the-wall humour. She was known for tucking away her secrets in her work. Author Iris Nowell has uncovered some of these secrets through primary sources, such as Joyce's friends and family, and through her own perspective of having known Joyce for many years. This intimate, rollicking, poignant biography uncovers Joyce Wieland's life as she lived it, intimately and fully -- through the 1950s "Dark Ages of Art" in Toronto, for much of the 1960s in New York's grungy artist's loft community and the underground film scene, and back to Toronto for the most productive, stunning years of her life.