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Most Unlikely to Succeed

Most Unlikely to Succeed

Author: Donald Whitehead

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532096464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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“Most Unlikely to Succeed” chronicles one man’s journey through poverty, addiction and homeless. Donald Whitehead faced incredible challenges and was able to overcome those challenges with the help of a very caring community of social workers, families, advocates and front line workers. Since that time Donald has assisted thousands of people experiencing homelessness through policy, direct service and advocacy. A message of hope for all that suffer.

Most Unlikely to Succeed - The Trials, Travels, and Ultimate Triumphs of a "Throwaway" Kid

Most Unlikely to Succeed - The Trials, Travels, and Ultimate Triumphs of a

Author: Nelson Lauver

Publisher: Nelson Lauver

ISBN: 9780983040309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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Set in rural America, this gripping memoir reveals the heart and mind of a boy struggling through the 1970s and 80s school system. His education goes terribly wrong as he endures brutal punishments, while dyslexia goes undiagnosed. At 18, he enters society as a functionally illiterate adult. A powerful and inspirational story that speaks eloquently and profoundly to anyone who has ever struggled to be heard, understood or to make their way in the world. Original.

Girl Most Unlikely

Girl Most Unlikely

Author: Tameka Fleming

Publisher: Elevator Read

ISBN: 9798986521909

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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An up-and-coming Hollywood actress, dealing with the recent break-up from her heartthrob boyfriend, tries to get her career and personal life back on track in spite of herself. A recent breakup, a mediocre acting career, and anxiety that gets in the way of dreams. This should be interesting. It's award season and Hollywood actress, Georgia Bank's star was on the rise. But after a recent breakup with longtime beau, and Hollywood heartthrob Cass Sterling, Georgia’s once rising stardom has since descended. When she is sent on a press tour to promote her latest film, she tries to give everybody what they want, while shielding her mental illness for fear of being blacklisted. It’s when she finally addresses it, that she realizes her impulsive behavior is at the root of all of her current problems. Her ex, Cass Sterling turns out to be the friend she didn’t know she had. Even though the fans would love to see them rekindle their relationship, a second chance may be too late for this love Georgia thought would lead to marriage. All the while, she is vying for the attention of her dream director and taking dissatisfying acting projects in the meantime. However, there’s one escalating problem: her dream director wants nothing to do with Georgia Banks because of her “difficult” reputation. After yet another blow up, on set with a film director, she is forced to go to therapy, while maintaining a low profile. In therapy, with more clarity about her mother’s Hollywood career and a professional shift of her own, she is no longer resentful. But could this epiphany be too late? Georgia’s reluctance to resolve her personal issues could cost her a promising career and the future she envisioned. Girl Most Unlikely is the first novel in The Blaque Carpet Series. The Blaque Carpet series is a stand-alone series involving characters and settings around celebrity and Hollywood life. Some characters, places, and events may show up in upcoming releases. You don't have to read them in order, to appreciate individual novels. This is the debut novel from a fresh voice in Contemporary Fiction. For fans of romcoms with female leads, abandon your TBRs for this sassy page-turner.

Literary Insinuations

Literary Insinuations

Author: Walter F. Kolonosky

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739104888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The first in-depth examination of Sinyavsky's satirical side,Literary Insinuations: Sorting out Sinyavsky's Irreverence not only discusses the relatively under-analysed area of playful and provocative writing, but also ties together a number of loose ends in the fascinating and often contentious field of Sinyavsky scholarship.

Climate Change and Future Justice

Climate Change and Future Justice

Author: Catriona McKinnon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136625183

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Climate change creates unprecedented problems of intergenerational justice. What do members of the current generation owe to future generations in virtue of the contribution they are making to climate change? Providing important new insights within the theoretical framework of political liberalism, Climate Change and Future Justice presents arguments in three key areas: Mitigation: the current generation ought to adopt a strong precautionary principle in formulating climate change policy in order to minimise the risks of serious harm from climate change imposed on future generations Adaptation: the current generation ought to create a fund to which members of future generations may apply for compensation if the risks of climate change harm imposed on them by the current generation ripen into harms Triage: future generations ought to keep alive hope for a return to the framework of justice for the social cooperation of future people less burdened by climate change harms. This work presents agenda-setting applications of important principles of democratic equality to the most serious set of political challenges ever faced by human society. It should be required reading for political theorists and environmental philosophers.

The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario's Lawyers, 1797-1997

The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario's Lawyers, 1797-1997

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802041272

Category: Law

Page: 416

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It is an authoritative and lively history of the Law Society of Upper Canada and of Ontario's lawyers, from the founding of the Society by ten lawyers in 1797, to the crises which shook the society and the legal profession in the mid-1990s.

Social Origins of Educational Systems

Social Origins of Educational Systems

Author: Margaret S. Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136660979

Category: Social Science

Page: 822

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First published in 1979, this now classic text presents a major study of the development of educational systems, focusing in detail on those of England, Denmark, France, and Russia - chosen because of their present educational differences and the historical diversity of their cultures and social structures. Professor Archer goes on to provide a theoretical framework which accounts for the major characteristics of national education and the principal changes that such systems have undergone. Now with a new introduction, Social Origins of Educational Systems is vital reading for all those interested in the sociology of education. Previously published reviews: 'A large-scale masterly study, this book is the most important contribution to the sociology of education since the second world war as well as being a substantial contribution to the consolidation of sociology itself.' - The Economist 'I cannot improve on her own statement of what she is trying to do: 'The sociological contribution consists in providing a theoretical account of macroscopic patterns of change in terms of the structural and cultural factors which produce and sustain them'...Unquestionably, this book is an impressive work of scholarship, well planned conceptually and uniting its theoretical base with a set of four thoroughly and interestingly researched case-studies of the history of the educational systems of Denmark, England, France and Russia.' - British Journal of the Sociology of Education 'This magnificent treatise seriously explores many of the most recalcitrant questions about institutional systems.' - Journal of Curriculum Studies 'A gargantuan and impressive socio-historical enterprise.' - Encounter '...a major achievement.' - New Society

Ways to be Blameworthy

Ways to be Blameworthy

Author: Elinor Mason

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198833604

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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There must be some connection between our deontic notions, rightness and wrongness, and our responsibility notions, praise- and blameworthiness. Yet traditional approaches to each set of concepts tend to take the other set for granted. This book takes an integrated approach to these questions, drawing on both ethics and responsibility theory, and thereby illuminating both sets of concepts. Elinor Mason describes this as 'normative responsibility theory': the primary aim is not to give an account of the conditions of agency, but to give an account of what sort of wrong action makes blame fitting. She presents a pluralistic view of both obligation and blameworthiness, identifying three different ways to be blameworthy, corresponding to different ways of acting wrongly. First, ordinary blameworthiness is essentially connected to subjective wrongness, to acting wrongly by one's own lights. Subjective obligation, and ordinary blame, apply only to those who are within our moral community, who understand and share our value system. By contrast, detached blame can apply even when the agent is outside our moral community, and has no sense that her act is morally wrong. In detached blame, the blame rather than the blameworthiness is fundamental. Finally, agents can take responsibility for some inadvertent wrongs, and thus become responsible. This third sort of blameworthiness, 'extended blameworthiness', applies when the agent understands the objective wrongness of her act, but has no bad will. In such cases, the social context may be such that the agent should take responsibility, and accept ordinary blame from the wronged party.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Author: Meryl Loonin

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420509595

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Author Meryl Loonin provides an overview of learning disabilities, explaining the many types of learning disabilities and how they are diagnosed. Readers will learn about the challenges that people with learning disabilities face, and how they often learn to overcome these challenges. Current research on diagnosis options and alternative learning methods are detailed.

Design and Manufacture

Design and Manufacture

Author: Rod Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349134298

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 346

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An undergraduate textbook designed for courses involving design and manufacture. Part 1 covers the basics of design (process, specification, drawing, BS4500, standard components, bolts, gears, belts etc) and of manufacturing processes (cutting, casting, bulk deformation, sheet metal, powder forming, joining, surface treatment, quality control etc). Part 2 shows how these fundamentals can be integrated by linking design and manufacturing decisions, considering influences of quantity, materials, ergonomics, aesthetics etc and discussing the organisational information flows and controls required for a profitable product. Examples drawn from industry are included as appropriate.

Introducing Sociology for AS Level

Introducing Sociology for AS Level

Author: Ken Browne

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745635590

Category: Social Science

Page: 525

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The second edition of Ken Browne’s highly successful Introducing Sociology for AS-level provides in-depth and up-to-date coverage of the complete specification for AQA AS-level sociology. The first edition of this book was widely praised for its comprehensive coverage, and student-friendly style. In this second edition, all of the chapters have been revised to include new studies, reports and statistics. Key sociological terms are now systematically highlighted all the way through the book, and included in a comprehensive glossary, with fresh questions and activities added to develop and test students’ understanding further. Fuller consideration of issues of identity has been given throughout the text. More detailed advice has been provided on coursework, including a top-mark example to show students exactly what they have to do to achieve the highest grades. What’s more, two authentic exam questions are now included on every topic. Pitched at exactly the right level for AS sociology, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades, and a sound basis for progression to A2. A host of cartoons, photographs, graphs, tables, and spider diagrams help to enliven the text, as well as reinforcing key issues. Web sites and web-based activities are included throughout, encouraging students to engage with the most recent social changes, and developments in sociology. Although it assumes no previous knowledge of sociology, its dedicated and in-depth coverage of all the AQA’s AS topics provides a useful reference tool for the synoptic elements at A2. The second edition of Introducing Sociology for AS Level combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. It will be an invaluable resource to anyone following the AQA specifications.