Tightrope

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ISBN: 9781408706190
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Number of pages: 416
Author: Simon Mawer
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Tightrope in PDF and EPUB Marian Sutro has survived Ravensbruck and is back in dreary 1950s London trying to pick up the pieces of her pre-war life. Returned to an England she barely knows and a post-war world she doesn't understand Marian searches for something on which to ground the rest of her life. Family and friends surround her and a young RAF officer attempts to bring her the normalities of love and affection but she is haunted by her experiences and by the guilt of knowing that her contribution to the war effort helped lead to the development of the Atom Bomb. Where, in the complexities of peacetime, does her loyalty lie? When a mysterious Russian diplomat emerges from the shadows to draw her into the ambiguities and uncertainties of the Cold War she sees a way to make amends for the past and to renew the excitement of her double life. Simon Mawer's sense of time and place is perfect: Tightrope is a compelling novel about identity and deception which constantly surprises the reader.


Rollercoasters Tightrope Reading Guide

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ISBN: 019912941X
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Number of pages: 16
Author: Gillian Cross
Publisher:

Download and read online Rollercoasters Tightrope Reading Guide in PDF and EPUB When Ashley climbs up and graffiti tags a wall in the middle of the night, she has no idea how serious the consequences will be. Someone sees her, someone dangerous. Now Ashley is being watched... and followed. The Reading Guide provides students with a magazine-format approach to the text, packed with engaging activities and background information.


Generation on a Tightrope

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ISBN: 9781118233832
Release Date: 2012-07-19
Number of pages: 256
Author: Arthur Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Generation on a Tightrope in PDF and EPUB Praise for Generation on a Tightrope "Over the last four decades, Arthur Levine has become the premier analyst of continuities and changes in the American college student population. In this impressive and comprehensive volume, Levine and coauthor Diane R. Dean provide an authoritative and richly textured picture of the much-discussed current generation." —Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean take the long view of today's generation of college students. This is a brilliant examination of what has shaped our young people, what they are doing with the tools they have, and where they are headed. It is a diagnosis of what ails them, a celebration of their strengths, and a compelling and generous prescription for their future—and ours." —Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University "Through this captivating portrait of the aspirations, values, and unique needs of today's college students, Levine and Dean's clearly written and engaging book ought to generate a national discussion of how higher education can be restructured in order to respond to and prepare the next generation of college-educated adults—not only for effective functioning in the workplace, but also to live lives as whole human beings who can help to lead our society to a healthier place." —Alexander W. Astin and Helen S. Astin, Distinguished Professors of Higher Education emeriti, UCLA; authors, Cultivating the Spirit: How Higher Education Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives "I can't say enough about how important this work is. This book is right on the mark for what needs to be known and understood about today's college students by those who are responsible for educating the future leaders and citizens of the world." —Gwen Dungy, executive director, emeritus, NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education "Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student is a must-read for college presidents, administrators, and professors as well as parents, employers, and government leaders—who all have a stake in student success. Understanding who today's college students are is essential as we collaboratively develop and deliver the education that will prepare this generation to build our future." —Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, State University of New York


The Tightrope

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ISBN: 9781409454236
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Number of pages: 107
Author: Mr Nigel Iyer
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online The Tightrope in PDF and EPUB “If you are planning to make accusations I’d advise you to get the evidence first. Otherwise I’d watch your mouth, Stasi-boy”. André Stacey’s life is turned upside down when an anonymous tip-off forces him to examine the behaviour of his colleagues, his own actions and aspirations and that of his company. It’s not easy for André when close allies suddenly seem to have another agenda. Are they naive? Are they turning a blind eye? Or are they involved? The Tightrope is a fast-paced management novel revealing how easily and unpredictably corruption and fraud can strike at the heart of your organisation. Through the eyes of André Stacey we learn how to recognise and overcome the political, practical and human challenges of dealing with corruption and fraud in our working lives.


Tightrope

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ISBN: UOM:39015082679351
Release Date: 2008-09-29
Number of pages: 420
Author: Michael I. Karpin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Download and read online Tightrope in PDF and EPUB he 750-year epic tale of the extraordinary Backenroth family, this is at the same time an engaging, scrupulously researched narrative history of Jewish life since the Middle Ages. Throughout this time span, the Backenroths could be found at some of the most important events in Jewish history: the migration of their community from western to eastern Europe, the creation of the Hasidic movement, the birth of Zionism, and the loss of so many of their family during the Holocaust. As they struggle to survive, the Backenroths marry, find their fortune in oil, and spawn families with last names that are still widely known. This sweeping family saga is shaped by real people -- talented and creative women and men swept by the dramatic tides of the history into distant regions and complex situations, where they were forced to display resourcefulness and courage in order to survive. Time and time again they slid from prosperity and opulence to profound poverty and distress, and time after time they managed to surmount crises by virtue of their personal abilities, their tenacious belief in their values, and family solidarity.


Walking a Tightrope

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ISBN: IND:30000125393920
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 161
Author: Julia Katherine Seirlis
Publisher:

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The CEO Tightrope

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ISBN: 9781626341074
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Number of pages: 296
Author: Joel Trammell
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

Download and read online The CEO Tightrope in PDF and EPUB No CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still--that’s not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward. The American CEO walks a tightrope daily . . . many times blindfolded and without a net below. The job of balancing the often-competing interests of a company’s constituents is so challenging that the average lifespan of a newly minted CEO is around five years. Why is it that our most successful businesspeople, individuals who have been wildly successful at every other position in their career, often fail when they get to the CEO chair? The job of the CEO is unlike any leadership position, yet many CEOs are unprepared for its challenges. Yes, you must have business acumen and people-management skills, but you’ll also need to own the company vision, provide the proper resources, build the culture consistently and in alignment with company goals, make key decisions, and deliver performance that satisfies boards, shareholders, and investors. And, to complicate matters, you must work in an ambiguous environment in which you have absolute responsibility but questionable control. Your biggest challenge will be the balancing act required to be successful--to grow your company in the short term and create a long-term advantage that makes your efforts sustainable. Joel Trammell, successful entrepreneur, CEO, and investor, explores the various points of balance that challenge every CEO. He identifies what it looks like when a CEO is off balance and offers modern techniques and approaches to regain balance, drawn from almost thirty years of study and experience. You’ll learn about the 50+ daily struggles that might pull you off balance, such as how to build credibility while avoiding the cheerleader vs. Eeyore trap; how to identify the right growth opportunities while avoiding the budget blower vs. budget tyrant trap; and how to create strong alignment while avoiding the CIA vs. amateur trap. Trammell has created this resource for aspiring, new, and more experienced CEOs. He shares stories that allow you to identify your own strengths and weaknesses and provides questions that promote self-analysis. Filling a void in the market for a clear, compelling guide for CEOs, The CEO Tightrope is certain to become your go-to valued resource.


Hope on a Tightrope

Filename: hope-on-a-tightrope.pdf
ISBN: 9781458739186
Release Date: 2009-11
Number of pages: 224
Author: Cornel West
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

Download and read online Hope on a Tightrope in PDF and EPUB The New York Times best-selling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers open-hearted wisdom for our times in this courageous collection of quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy, and photographs that reflect the profound humanity that fuels the passionate public intellectual. In a world that seesaws between unconditional love and acceptance and blind hatred and exclusion, Hope on a Tightrope will satisfy readers in search of deep wells of inspiration and challenge that marries the mind to the heart.


The Tightrope Walkers

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ISBN: 9780241967904
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Number of pages: 288
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Tightrope Walkers in PDF and EPUB The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond - a novel of young love and tragedy from the prizewinning author of Skellig 'I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne...' Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work in the shipyards. Dom is torn between his new mates: Holly Stroud, his enchanting neighbour, and Vincent McAlinden, who's something else altogether - a wild, dangerous boy with murderous instincts. After his mother's death, Dom has to decide who he is, what he wants to be - and then face up to the consequences. Deeply moving with a unique narrative voice, The Tightrope Walkers will be loved by fans of Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh and Ross Raisin, as well as readers familiar with David Almond's masterful novel The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, and the hugely popular Skellig. 'Almond is a master storyteller' Independent 'Not only dramatically and emotionally suspenseful, it is also vividly drawn and wonderfully well-paced, as we might expect from a master storyteller' John Burnside on THE TRUE TALE OF THE MONSTER BILLY DEAN, Guardian David Almond is the author of Skellig and other novels and plays for adults and children. He has won many prestigious awards including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010, the Carnegie Medal and two Whitbreads. His first novel for adults, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean was published in 2011. He was born in Newcastle, grew up on Tyneside and now lives with his family in Northumberland.


Feyerabend and Scientific Values

Filename: feyerabend-and-scientific-values.pdf
ISBN: 1402013507
Release Date: 2003-09-30
Number of pages: 259
Author: Robert P Farrell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Feyerabend and Scientific Values in PDF and EPUB This book deals with the entrenched misunderstandings of Feyerabend's philosophy, brings together the positive elements to be found in Feyerabend's work, and presents these elements as a coherent alternative conception of scientific rationality. It is the first book-length study of Feyerabend's post-1970 philosophy and will be an invaluable resource for philosophers of science, students of the philosophy of science, and anyone who wants to understand the views of one of the most influential philosophers of science of the twentieth century.


Tightrope Walking

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ISBN: 9781607994329
Release Date: 2009-10
Number of pages: 200
Author: John M. Safarik
Publisher: Tate Publishing

Download and read online Tightrope Walking in PDF and EPUB It is not easy to keep life's attractions and distractions in perspective and under control. In today's high-speed society, we are called to multitask in all aspects of our lives and all too often we find ourselves teetering on tightrope of today instead of focusing on the future. With God on his side, author John Safarik has developed a basic guide to keeping ourselves in balance. Strip yourself of stress and discover that life can be as easy as Tightrope Walking. Strip yourself of stress and discover that life can be as easy as Tightrope Walking.


Tightrope

Filename: tightrope.pdf
ISBN: 9781442224247
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Number of pages: 272
Author: Gail Garfield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Tightrope in PDF and EPUB Tightrope: A Racial Journey to the Age of Obama explores race and politics in the United States, addressing racial inequalities and injustices that have led to a point in history where, seemingly improbably, Americans have elected (and re-elected) a black man as president. We, as a nation, have taken precarious steps to arrive at the age of Obama, while remaining steeped in contradictions. Our steps on this racial tightrope are a work in progress—a history in the making—that will largely influence who we are and who we hope to become as Americans. Gail Garfield retraces our steps along this wavering racial tightrope, weaving in her own experiences, including her childhood in the Jim Crow south, with the nation’s broader racial history to trace the remarkable shift in America’s racial landscape. The divergent steps we have taken, teetering between regressive and progressive racial politics, between stifling continuity and meaningful change, have led us to where we now tread as a nation, in this new Age of Obama. The halting, swaying missteps created by racial fears, hatred, and anger reveal the important imprints of separation and difference, and the bold, assured steps open up possibilities for inclusion, acceptance, and belonging. Tightrope challenges readers to reflect on their own steps on the racial tightrope and to ask basic questions about racial identity and progress in the United States.


Walking the Tightrope of Reason

Filename: walking-the-tightrope-of-reason.pdf
ISBN: 0198036345
Release Date: 2003-07-17
Number of pages: 224
Author: Robert Fogelin
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Walking the Tightrope of Reason in PDF and EPUB Human beings are both supremely rational and deeply superstitious, capable of believing just about anything and of questioning just about everything. Indeed, just as our reason demands that we know the truth, our skepticism leads to doubts we can ever really do so. In Walking the Tightrope of Reason, Robert J. Fogelin guides readers through a contradiction that lies at the very heart of philosophical inquiry. Fogelin argues that our rational faculties insist on a purely rational account of the universe, yet at the same time, the inherent limitations of these faculties ensure that we will never fully satisfy that demand. As a result of being driven to this point of paradox, we either comfort ourselves with what Kant called "metaphysical illusions" or adopt a stance of radical skepticism. No middle ground seems possible and, as Fogelin shows, skepticism, even though a healthy dose of it is essential for living a rational life, "has an inherent tendency to become unlimited in its scope, with the result that the edifice of rationality is destroyed." In much Postmodernist thought, for example, skepticism takes the extreme form of absolute relativism, denying the basis for any value distinctions and treating all truth-claims as equally groundless. How reason avoids disgracing itself, walking a fine line between dogmatic belief and self-defeating doubt, is the question Fogelin seeks to answer. Reflecting upon the ancient Greek skeptics as well as such thinkers as Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, and Whitman, this book takes readers into--and through--some of philosophy's most troubling paradoxes.


Hope on a Tightrope

Filename: hope-on-a-tightrope.pdf
ISBN: 9781458739186
Release Date: 2009-11
Number of pages: 224
Author: Cornel West
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

Download and read online Hope on a Tightrope in PDF and EPUB The New York Times best-selling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers open-hearted wisdom for our times in this courageous collection of quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy, and photographs that reflect the profound humanity that fuels the passionate public intellectual. In a world that seesaws between unconditional love and acceptance and blind hatred and exclusion, Hope on a Tightrope will satisfy readers in search of deep wells of inspiration and challenge that marries the mind to the heart.


Tightrope

Filename: tightrope.pdf
ISBN: 9781775589501
Release Date: 2017-08-21
Number of pages: 112
Author: Selina Tusitala Marsh
Publisher: Auckland University Press

Download and read online Tightrope in PDF and EPUB 'We are what we remember, the self is a trick of memory... history is the remembered tightrope that stretches across the abyss of all that we have forgotten' - Maualaivao Albert Wendt Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it, Pasifika poetry warrior Selina Tusitala Marsh brings to life in Tightrope her ongoing dialogue with memory, life and death to find out whether 'stories' really can 'cure the incurable'. In Marsh's poetry, sharp intelligence combines a focused warrior fierceness with perceptive humour and energy, upheld by the mana of the Pacific. She mines rich veins - the tradition and culture of her whanau and Pacific nations; the works of feminist poets and leaders; words of distinguished poets Derek Walcott and Albert Wendt - to probe the particularities of words and cultures. Selina Tusitala Marsh's Tightrope takes us from the bustle of the world's largest Polynesian city, Auckland, through Avondale and Apia, and on to London and New York on an extraordinary poetic voyage.