Antifascisms

Author: David Ward
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838636763
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"This book is an in-depth analysis of three of the most crucial years in twentieth-century Italian history, the years 1943-46. After more than two decades of a Fascist regime and a disastrous war experience during which Italy changed sides, these years saw the laying of the political and cultural foundations for what has since become known as Italy's First Republic. Drawing on texts from the literature, film, journalism, and political debate of the period, Antifascisms offers a thorough survey of the personalities and positions that informed the decisions taken in this crucial phase of modern Italian history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Alma Almanac

Author: Sarah Ann Winn
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ISBN: 9780997318456
Size: 40.52 MB
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Poetry. "ALMA ALMANAC is a stunningly original collection of poems about landscape, place, and memory. It is a lyrical scrapbook of skies, weather, stars, myths, recipes, rituals, and spells. From it, one can learn 'How to Haunt, ' how 'To Preserve November, ' and even find 'Instructions for Assembling a Bento Box Memorial.' In addition to the more traditional poems, the book is 'illustrated' with a series of short descriptions of objects, photos, and remembered sounds. These stark fragments, labeled and numbered like catalogue items, give a sense of the poet as curator, arranging, displaying, and creating her own museum of personal effects. Rather than narrating what they're supposed to mean, I admire the restraint of simply letting these powerful details speak for themselves. I can guarantee this book is very pleasurable to read, as sensual as 'the spectrum of apple colors' and as insistent as an audio cassette of a woman's voice that 'whispers the same five words again and again. Promise me you won't forget.'"--Elaine Equi "Sarah Ann Winn knows 'darkness dilates, / never swallows us whole' and that the weight of memory is not its only force. ALMA ALMANAC is a guidebook for the conditions of its dark dilations; its instructions are accompanied by notes, beatitudes, mix tapes, imaginary figures, and lost wonders. These poems offer orientation by reaching into our desires and our imaginations. These beautiful lyrics slow and expand time, their layered rhythms 'unstung / by speed, ' and initiate us not into miracle fantasies but into the visionary possible."--Mary Szybist "In Sarah Ann Winn's ALMA ALMANAC, I am struck by the absolute radiance of these poems. They are at once a documentary and a reverie, with amazing knowledge of, and reverence for, the world they offer the reader. It is a rich world, what Guy Davenport calls 'the geography of imagination, ' where each thing rhymes with another, where each burden's echo is a blessing, a surprise, and a delight. Winn has found in the almanac a perfect form for the hybridity of her ambitious, intimate, and moving project."--Eric Pankey "ALMA ALMANAC is a book you'll want to share with everyone, reading out your favorite passages at breakfast and only barely suppressing the urge to point out images to strangers on the subway. Sarah Ann Winn's sparkling and melancholy, tender and tough-minded, wistful and generous first full poetry collection is full to bursting with ode and elegy, music and objects-lakes, loons, nebulae, Easter baskets and x-rays, ghosts and government cheese, a moth mistaken for a mother and a mother for a moth, who 'will not fly again once you touch her.' That last item may remind you of Elizabeth Bishop's enigmatic Man-Moth. Now and again, you may sense Bishop's presence-that rich self- forgetful imagination-in Winn's 'awful but cheerful' glimpses of immensity. But don't get me wrong! Sarah Winn's is a new exciting voice, unmistakably her own. I can't wait to see what she'll do next!"--Jennifer Atkinson

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Dummies

Author: Freddy Jackson Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111910629X
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Harness ACT to live a healthier life Do you want to change your relationship with painful thoughts and feelings that are holding you back from making changes to improve your life? In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Dummies, you'll discover how to identify negative and unhealthy modes of thinking and apply Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) principles throughout your day-to-day life, creating a healthier, richer and more meaningful existence with yourself and others. Closely connected to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), ACT is an evidence-based, NICE-approved therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in with commitment and behaviour-changing strategies to help people increase their psychological flexibility in both their personal and professional lives. With the help of this straightforward and authoritative guide, you'll find out how to target unpleasant feelings and not act upon them—without sending yourself spiraling down the rabbit hole. The objective is not happiness; rather, it is to be present with what life brings you and to move toward valued behaviour. Shows you how to banish unhelpful thoughts Guides you to making room for painful feelings Teaches you how to engage fully with your here-and-now experience Helps you cope with anxiety, depression, stress, OCD and psychosis Whether you're looking to practice self care at home or are thinking about seeing an ACT therapist, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Dummies makes it easier to live a healthier and more productive life in spite of—and alongside—unpleasantness.

Navigating An Organizational Crisis When Leadership Matters Most

Author: Harry Hutson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144084027X
Size: 72.79 MB
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How are leaders facing a crisis supposed to handle and overcome an unknowable set of issues? This book demonstrates how effective leaders under pressure work from an understanding of the situation at hand and of their impact on others, and explains how leaders can best apply their internal strengths. • Comprehensively addresses a universal and very important concern of leaders: "How will I respond in a crisis?" • Identifies clear expectations for leadership performance in the immediate moments after an organizational shock and in the succeeding hours, days, and months • Highlights how a leader's skills and willingness to create meaning through story is an essential capability in a crisis • Draws from a variety of social science research as well as leadership stories to make key points that may be unexpected and counterintuitive

El Mall

Author: Arlene Dávila
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961927
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While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region’s “coming of age”? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America. Through original and insightful ethnography, Dávila shows that class in the neoliberal city is increasingly defined by the shopping habits of ordinary people. Moving from the global operations of the shopping mall industry to the experience of shopping in places like Bogotá, Colombia, El Mall is an indispensable book for scholars and students interested in consumerism and neoliberal politics in Latin America and the world.

An Humble Proposal To The People Of England

Author: Daniel Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986114479
Size: 69.64 MB
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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

College Vocabulary Cartoons

Author: Elliot Carruthers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522965848
Size: 51.42 MB
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Learn college level vocabulary while enjoying funny cartoons. The pictures are perfect mnemonic tricks. Have fun improving your SAT or GRE skills.

Crowdfund Your Startup

Author: Rupert Hart
Publisher: Cordanobelo
ISBN: 9780615632643
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Fully updated in February 2014, this is the definitive book on equity crowdfunding for startups ie. selling shares in your company using Title III of the JOBS Act. Raising venture capital has become easier, with the passage of the JOBS Act. It's new, it's different, and it's big! The SEC is about to release its final restrictions over the next two months - so now is the time to get on-board. Selling shares in your startup through CrowdFunding is a big deal. It's going to totally change the whole way venture capital is raised. CrowdFunding has been used for causes and projects, but the new Act allowing you to crowdfund your startup takes it to a whole new level. This book is for entrepreneurs to quickly understand what they need to know and where to find it. It's more than about using KickStarter or IndieGoGo to collect the cash. You need to set up a real company with real customers and real cashflow. This book covers what you need to do to make crowdfunding your startup a success. The book has 5 sections: 1. How Crowdfunding Works for Startups. After a quick explanation of how crowdfunding came to be, the book looks at how crowdfunding fits into the field of venture capital. Then it addresses how the JOBS Act has changed things, with a detailed commentary on the 10 most important changes. The chapter ends with suggestions for where crowdfunding would be best used, and perhaps not so well suited. 2. Setting up a Company Worth Funding. You have to get the dogs to eat the dog food (i.e. will customers buy?), and you have to do it better than the competition. Investors expect you to make money. You can't wait forever; you have to lift off quickly. And you need to get the boring stuff, like legal documents and company status, right. 3. Raising the cash. Making the company attractive to investors - means understanding how crowdfunding works for them. Then readers are taken through the critical part of putting a value on the company and pricing its shares. Get this wrong and you will work for years for nothing, or you won't get funded. Then you have to build trust, reach investors and collect the money! 4. You have the cash - now what? Well, now you have the money, you have to perform and build all that value your promised! You are going to have to spend a lot of time talking to investors. Since few companies raise all they need the first round, you have to spend time looking for investors for the second round. And then, critically, for your investors, you will have to reach the liquidity event, when investors can cash out.5. The Future of Crowdfunding for StartUps. It could all go horribly wrong (but we don't think so) and you need to be ready to answer criticisms. Here the book helps you figure out what to say. The book then speculates on the possible bright future for crowdfunding for startups. It is all so new that many possibilities are opening up. It makes sense to see them before others do. The full text of the JOBS Act and the CROWDFUND Act are appended. Rupert Hart is uniquely positioned to write this book, with experience in venture finance and running, startups. He worked with Hermann Hauser, founder of ARM, the company that designs the chips for the iPhone. He worked with IDEO on new ventures. He helped set up E*Trade UK. He has run several startups. He is the author of "Recession Storming: Thriving in Downturns through Superior Marketing, Pricing and Product Strategies" which was #1 in books to do with "Recession" on Amazon.com for 3 years. He has appeared in the International Herald Tribune and BBC TV's Business Breakfast. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, one of the world's top business schools.This is the book to buy!Please note that the SEC is still weighing in on some aspects of the JOBS Act, restricting certain aspects; Please check www.sec.gov for latest rulings. You are advised to take legal advice before starting your crowdfunding campaign.

How To Analyze People

Author: James Thomson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535145572
Size: 37.40 MB
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Learn the Ultimate Secret to Reading Other PeopleHave you ever been in situations where you wished you could read other people's minds? Do you ever feel people's actions contradict what they say? You have probably found yourself in many situations where you wished you could read the minds of others. These situations may have left you feeling: Confused Anxious Upset Worried Powerless All of these feelings are disconcerting, and can make your life miserable. While there are people in your life you can trust, sometimes it's easier to know exactly what someone is thinking. You don't have to experience these feelings any longer. With How to Analyze People: Confessions Your Body Cannot Cover Up, you can learn proven steps and strategies on how to understand body language and decipher hidden clues in each person's personality. After all, wouldn't you love to be able to read what other people's subconscious is telling you? People can never truly hide who they really are and what they want to communicate. By reading this book, you will learn... How to do cold reading How to use body knowledge to gain leverage in conversations with others What cognitive dissonance is and how cold reading can help you understand people's true intentions and predict decisions About Microexpressions and spotting Body Emblems and how to read them How Transactional Analysis and Stroking affects people's interaction with each other To understand defence mechanisms and personal space How to better understand workplace psychology and leverage your heightened awareness Tips and tricks on how to avoid misinterpretation And so much more! Powerful Benefits of Learning to Read Body Language When you become an expert at reading others, you will experience a host of benefits, including: Increased confidence in the workplace Better relationships with others Increased self-awareness Decreased worry and anxiety Increased sense of power Better time management Learning who you can really trust And so many other benefits! Start learning to read others today and change your life forever. It's time to quit feeling clueless about what others are thinking. Reclaim your power! Start to better understand human psychology and use it to achieve your own goals and dreams. Scroll up and click "Buy Now" and start living the life you deserve today!