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📒The Unwinding ✍ George Packer
📝The Unwinding Book Synopsis : America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth. George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye for detail and a gift for weaving together engaging narratives. The Unwinding moves deftly back and forth through the lives of its people, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the industrial Midwest attempting to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a political careerist in Washington; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire. Their stories are interspersed with biographical sketches of the era's leading public figures, from Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs, to create a rich, wise and very human portrait of the USA in these hard times. The Unwinding portrays a superpower coming apart at the seams, its elites and institutions no longer working, leaving ordinary people to improvise their own schemes for salvation. George Packer is also the author of The Assassin's Gate, which was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by the New York Times and won the Helen Bernstein Book Award. 'A tour de force . . . A fascinating journey through an America that has largely remained hidden from view. There are echoes of Don DeLillo's Underworld in the scope of Packer's vision and his deft eye for language and detail.' Sunday Business Post
📒The Unwinding Of The Miracle ✍ Julie Yip-Williams
📝The Unwinding of the Miracle Book Synopsis : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living. “An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • Real Simple • Good Housekeeping That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life. Praise for The Unwinding of the Miracle “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.”—Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author “A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies
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📝Education Reform The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity Book Synopsis : This book pays special attention to the impact that a student's early childhood and socioeconomic status has on his or her educational achievement. It argues that discussions of education reform need a broader scope, one that encompasses a student's background as well as standardized testing, merit pay for teachers, and other issues regarding the quality of the teaching and learning. Education Reform: the Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity features cases and examples from schools in Australia, the USA, and Britain. It offers a breadth of coverage, from early childhood to effective teaching and learning to teacher pay and conditions, standardized testing and public and private (independent) schooling and universities as well as creativity. It also includes summaries of educational policies in many developed countries. Reforms which emphasize concern for early childhood, school leadership and respect for teachers are contrasted with ones based on standardized tests, private schools and sacking bad teachers.
📒The Book Of The Unwinding ✍ J. D. Horn
📝The Book of the Unwinding Book Synopsis : The struggle for power continues in the sequel to The King of Bones and Ashes from Wall Street Journal bestselling author J.D. Horn. With their magic diminishing, warring factions of New Orleans witches desperately search for the Book of the Unwinding--a legendary grimoire, hidden by spells, that holds the key to unimaginable powers. As a ruthless struggle erupts in a maelstrom of malevolent magic, psychic Nathalie Boudreau finds her destiny intertwined with that of an exiled witch. Her name is Alice Marin, a vulnerable young woman trapped in a realm of illusion. Only Nathalie can free her, but first she must come to understand and master her own extraordinary abilities. Now, in a world where betrayals have become the order of the day, it will fall to two women to restore rightful balance amid terrifying chaos.
📒Conflict In Ukraine ✍ Rajan Menon
📝Conflict in Ukraine Book Synopsis : The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. It has undermined European security, raised questions about NATO's future, and put an end to one of the most ambitious projects of U.S. foreign policy -- building a partnership with Russia. It also threatens to undermine U.S. diplomatic efforts on issues ranging from terrorism to nuclear proliferation. And in the absence of direct negotiations, each side is betting that political and economic pressure will force the other to blink first. Caught in this dangerous game of chicken, the West cannot afford to lose sight of the importance of stable relations with Russia.This book puts the conflict in historical perspective by examining the evolution of the crisis and assessing its implications both for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia's relations with the West more generally. Experts in the international relations of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer clearly show what is at stake in Ukraine, explaining the key economic, political, and security challenges and prospects for overcoming them. They also discuss historical precedents, sketch likely outcomes, and propose policies for safeguarding U.S.-Russia relations in the future. In doing so, they provide a comprehensive and accessible study of a conflict whose consequences will be felt for many years to come.
📒The Unwinding ✍ Save Time Summaries Staff
📝The Unwinding Book Synopsis : SAVE TIME & UNDERSTAND MORE! WARNING: This is not the actual book The Unwinding by George Packer. Do not buy this Summary, Review & Analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Instead, we have already read The Unwinding and pulled out some of the key points, and insights to give you a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter summary & review. In doing so, unfortunately we do not have the space to include all of the many important ideas and anecdotes found in The Unwinding. To get it all, you should first order the full book. Packaged together in an engaging and easily digestible format, this concise summary & analysis works best as an unofficial guide or companion to read alongside the book. THE UNWINDING: INNER HISTORY OF THE NEW AMERICA -- GEORGE PACKER George Packer's book The Unwinding reads like a modern family history of wealth in America. By Packer's estimation, the "second generation" started to peter out in the 1970s; by the early 1980s, as the crack epidemic began to sweep the inner cities at the same time that looser regulations started to sweep Wall Street, the wealth of America started to unwind. Today, with phrases like "jobless recovery" still being used to describe the economy, even the most optimistic observers are forced to wonder if America should now be classified a has-been, a country that sustains itself on the memory of its greatness rather than on its actual merits.In telling the story of America's "unwinding," he doesn't state his own opinions about the matter too blatantly, preferring instead to rely upon the personal narratives of individual Americans to paint his portrait of what went wrong. He provides intimate, exclusive profiles of fascinating characters such as:* Jeff Connaughton, a former Senate adviser to current Vice President Joe Biden. Connaughton left Capitol Hill to blow the whistle on the tactics Wall Street uses to control Congress and block any meaningful regulation and reform. * Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs* Jay-Z, Grammy Award-winning rapper* Dean Price, a struggling biofuels entrepreneur* Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-MartThrough it all, Packer expertly weaves them together to document the decay of social structures and institutions that began in the 1960s and that has carried through to the present day. This "unwinding" has created greater freedoms in certain ways but has also made life in America more uncertain than ever before. Gazing at America's past four decades through the eyes of the many "characters" Packer has selected, the reader is left with an uneasy feeling that things in the United States, at least for the working class and middle class, are destined to get worse before they get better.FROM START-TO-FINISH IN JUST 20 MINUTES!Here's your chapter-by-chapter guide to George Packer's The Unwinding that you can start and finish right now!
📝Summary Analysis of The Unwinding of the Miracle Book Synopsis : PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https: //amzn.to/2JUjANM The life of Julie Yip-Williams is a spine-chilling deluge of wit and wonder, filled with ageless wisdom and undying pragmatism. She was more than cancer, blindness, and ferocity, and she unveiled the ultimate secret in the unwinding of her miracle. Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original book Key takeaways from each chapter Step-by-journey of Julie's progress from diagnosis to death Lessons learned about life, death, and meaning Editorial Review Background on Julie Yip-Williams About the Original Book: A frank memoir of more than one miracle in an unexpected life, Julie Yip-Williams shoots for the stars and lands among them. An ethnic Chinese girl is born blind in Vietnam, as the Communists win the war, she survived a rickety refugee boat to Hong Kong with her destitute family as a toddler who had already escaped death. Four decades later, she embraces the inevitable from the other side of her journey with colon cancer in the home of the brave. This is her story of living and dying, of overcoming odds (or ignoring them), of control and perception, and of belief and beauty. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Unwinding of the Miracle ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https: //amzn.to/2JUjANM to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
📝Summary of The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip Williams A Memoir of Life Death and Everything That Comes After Book Synopsis : :::::::: About the Original Book::::::::: Aѕ a blind сhіld, Julіе Yір-Wіllіаmѕ еѕсареd from the роvеrtу оf wаr-tоrn Vіеtnаm tо the реасеful abundance оf Los Angеlеѕ. For mоѕt реорlе, this wоuld hаvе been their lіfе'ѕ most rеmаrkаblе еvеnt - but Julіе wаѕn't destined for a normal life. In her candid mеmоіr, The Unwinding оf thе Mіrасlе (2019), Julіе tаkеѕ us оn аn еxtrаоrdіnаrу jоurnеу thrоugh hеr equally extraordinary time оn Eаrth - frоm hеr bіrth аnd blindness tо her world trаvеlѕ аnd bаttlе wіth tеrmіnаl саnсеr.:::::::: About thе Authоr::::::::: Julie Yip-Williams wаѕ bоrn Dіер Ly Thаnh іn Vietnam аnd emigrated tо thе US wіth her fаmіlу as a сhіld. She wеnt оn tо study аt Harvard Lаw School аnd became a lаwуеr bаѕеd іn Nеw Yоrk Cіtу. After being dіаgnоѕеd wіth соlоn cancer, Julіе bеgаn writing аbоut hеr bаttlе with hеr іllnеѕѕ аnd hеr wіdеr lіfе оn аn оnlіnе blоg, gаthеrіng a lаrgе fоllоwіng. She dіеd іn 2018.:::::::: Disclaimer::::::::: This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе а
📒The Unwinding Of Apartheid Uk South African Relations 1986 1990 ✍ Patrick Salmon
📝The Unwinding of Apartheid UK South African Relations 1986 1990 Book Synopsis : This volume examines diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and South Africa from 1986 to 1990, when deadlock gave way to the first stages in the unwinding of apartheid. By the middle of 1986, the South African Government had succeeded in containing the township revolt, but its hesitant moves towards reform had brought the end of apartheid no closer. The intransigent figure of President P.W. Botha ensured a continuing stalemate until his reluctant departure from office in August 1989. The subsequent election of F.W. de Klerk marked the beginning of irrevocable change, symbolised by the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in February 1990. This volume documents the role of the United Kingdom in keeping pressure on the South African Government, building contacts with the African National Congress (ANC) and giving decisive encouragement to President de Klerk’s reform initiatives. It reveals recurrent differences of approach between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. However, it also shows that despite her frequent confrontations with the international community in general, and the Commonwealth in particular, Mrs Thatcher repeatedly brought pressure to President Botha and strongly supported President de Klerk during his first crucial months in office. Her part in bringing about change in South Africa was fully appreciated by Nelson Mandela, whose first meeting with Mrs Thatcher concludes the volume. This book will be of much interest to students of British politics, African studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.