Sunshine State

Author : Sarah Gerard
ISBN : 9780062434883
Genre : Literary Collections
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A Chicago Tribune Exciting Book for 2017 • A Buzzfeed Most Exciting Book for 2017 • A The Millions Great 2017 Preview Pick• A Huffington Post 2017 Preview Pick • A PW Spring 2017 Top 10 Pick in Essays & Literary Criticism “Brave, keenly observational, and humanitarian…. Gerard’s collection leaves an indelible impression.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review “These large-hearted, meticulous essays offer an uncanny x-ray of our national psyche... showing us both the grand beauty of our American dreams and the heartbreaking devastation they wreak.” — Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You Sarah Gerard follows her breakout novel, Binary Star, with the dynamic essay collection Sunshine State, which explores Florida as a microcosm of the most pressing economic and environmental perils haunting our society. In the collection’s title essay, Gerard volunteers at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a world renowned bird refuge. There she meets its founder, who once modeled with a pelican on his arm for a Dewar’s Scotch campaign but has since declined into a pit of fraud and madness. He becomes our embezzling protagonist whose tales about the birds he “rescues” never quite add up. Gerard’s personal stories are no less eerie or poignant: An essay that begins as a look at Gerard’s first relationship becomes a heart-wrenching exploration of acquaintance rape and consent. An account of intimate female friendship pivots midway through, morphing into a meditation on jealousy and class. With the personal insight of The Empathy Exams, the societal exposal of Nickel and Dimed, and the stylistic innovation and intensity of her own break-out debut novel Binary Star, Sarah Gerard’s Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to face.
Category: Literary Collections

Women Of Florida Fiction

Author : Tammy Powley
ISBN : 9780786478941
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Florida as symbol, myth and paradox is the subject of this collection of critical essays exploring fiction written by female Floridian authors. In the words of author Karen Russell, the Sunshine State is "virtually past-less, seasons are out of the question, and it's built on a primordial park full of monsters." Discussing the state as setting, the essayists--also Floridians--suggest that it is a creation of the stories told about it, its history and its people. Each of the book's 12 chapters covers one author, including a brief biography followed by one to two essays on some of the author's works. The book's final section includes interviews with authors Angela Hunt, Jeannine Capo Cruz, Vicki Hendricks and Lynne Barrett. This book honors Florida women who write fiction, write about fiction and read fiction. It is also a call to Florida fiction writers--published and unpublished--to keep writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Florida Mapping The Sunshine State Through History

Author : Vincent Virga
ISBN : 9780762767496
Genre : History
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These books, produced from the archives ofthe Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays. Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Sunshine State from the collections of the Library of Congress, a foreword by Vincent Virga about the Library of Congress collection and the Florida maps, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Florida for residents, former residents, and visitors.
Category: History

Rocket Boys

Author : Homer H. Hickam
ISBN : 342320494X
Genre : Aerospace engineers
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Category: Aerospace engineers

Florida Icons

Author : Roger L. Hammer
ISBN : 9780762775620
Genre : History
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ICONS Beautifully illustrated, timeless celebrations of the spirit of place What makes Florida, Florida? Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park? Through beautiful color photographs and short, evocative essays, learn the stories behind fifty of the best-known and beloved iconic places, foods, inventions, buildings, and traditions that reflect the personality of these special places.=
Category: History

An Old Coot S Essays About An Earlier Georgia And Other Topics

Author : Eddie Rollins
ISBN : 9781493152476
Genre : History
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Since the middle of the twentieth century, Atlanta has risen from a city of the Old South to a great international city with major league sports teams and one of the world’s busiest airports. However, in the process, Atlanta has lost its quaint old Southern charm. The South had an opportunity to win its independence in the War between the States as late as 1864, but its Confederate leaders blew it. Abraham Lincoln was a great man and a great statesman but a poor commander in chief, as evidenced by the excessive length of time required to win the Civil War and the huge number of casualties. The lynching of Leo Frank was one of the terrible tragedies in Atlanta history, but he was not another innocent Alfred Dreyfus. The United States reached its peak of power and influence during World War II and the Cold War. Future historians will chart the beginning of the decline and fall of our country with the advent of the decadent baby boomer generation.
Category: History

Wien Und Die Juden

Author : Egon Schwarz
ISBN : 9783406661358
Genre : Religion
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Franz Werfel, Arthur Schnitzler, Joseph Roth, Karl Kraus, Sigmund Freud, Theodor Herzl: Die Reihe der jüdischen Schriftsteller und Intellektuellen, die das Wiener Geistesleben um 1900 und in den Jahrzehnten danach geprägt haben, ist lang. Egon Schwarz, der selbst als Kind jüdischer Eltern 1938 aus Wien nach Südamerika fliehen mußte, beleuchtet die sozio- und kulturhistorischen Gründe dieses Phänomens. Er legt hier eine Auswahl seiner Essays zur österreichischen Literatur vor. Sie gibt einen Einblick in das literarische, gesellschaftliche und politische Ambiente des Fin de siècle in Wien und die Rolle der Juden in dieser epochalen Umwälzung vor und nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg.
Category: Religion

Quarterly Essay 35 Radical Hope

Author : Noel Pearson
ISBN : 9781921825347
Genre : Education
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In Radical Hope, one of Australia’s most original and provocative thinkers turns his attention to the question of education. Noel Pearson begins with two fundamental questions: How to ensure the survival of a people, their culture and way of life? And can education transform the lives of the disadvantaged many, or will it at best raise up a fortunate few? In an essay that is personal and philosophical, wide-ranging and politically engaged, Pearson discusses what makes a good teacher and recalls his own mentors and inspirations. He argues powerfully that underclass students, many of whom are Aboriginal, should receive a rigorous schooling that gives them the means to negotiate the wider world. He examines the long-term failure of educational policy in Australia, especially in the indigenous sector, and asks why it is always “Groundhog Day” when there are lessons to be learned from innovations now underway. This is an essay filled with ideas and arguments and information – from a little-known educational revolutionary named Siegfried Englemann, to the No Excuses ethos and the Knowledge Is Power program, to Barack Obama’s efforts to balance individual responsibility and historical legacy. Pearson introduces new findings from research and practice, and takes on some of the most difficult and controversial issues. Throughout, he searches for the radical centre – the way forward that will raise up the many, preserve culture, and ensure no child is left behind. “It is time to ask: are we Aborigines a serious people? ... Do we have the seriousness necessary to maintain our languages, traditions and knowledge? ... The truth is that I am prone to bouts of doubt and sadness around these questions. But I have hope. Our hope is dependent upon education. Our hope depends on how serious we become about the education of our people.” —Noel Pearson, Radical Hope "A work of universal significance in which Pearson once again shows himself to be Australia’s most powerful contemporary thinker. His essay is essential reading for all who care about the true nature of the society we have created in Australia. For the first time in my life I encountered here a mature insight into the private hells produced by the very kind of failed education I received as a boy growing up at the bottom of a class ridden culture in London after the war." —Alex Miller
Category: Education

Bestechung

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9783641174286
Genre : Fiction
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Wir erwarten von unseren Richtern, dass sie ehrlich und weise handeln. Ihre Integrität und Neutralität sind das Fundament, auf dem unser Rechtssystem ruht. Wir vertrauen darauf, dass sie für faire Prozesse sorgen, Verbrecher bestrafen und eine geordnete Gerichtsbarkeit garantieren. Doch was passiert, wenn sich ein Richter bestechen lässt? Lacy Stoltz, Anwältin bei der Rechtsaufsichtsbehörde in Florida, wird mit einem Fall richterlichen Fehlverhaltens konfrontiert, der jede Vorstellungskraft übersteigt. Ein Richter soll über viele Jahre hinweg Bestechungsgelder in schier unglaublicher Höhe angenommen haben. Lacy Stoltz will dem ein Ende setzen und nimmt die Ermittlungen auf. Eins wird schnell klar: Dieser Fall ist hochgefährlich. Doch Lacy Stoltz ahnt nicht, dass er auch tödlich enden könnte.
Category: Fiction

Poor And Homeless In The Sunshine State

Author : James Wright
ISBN : 9781351498036
Genre : Social Science
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A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme park expansions requiring developmental schemes that are tough minded and often worsen relationships between the wealthy and the poor. The homeless arrive with their own hopes and illusions, which are soon shattered. The rest of the local population makes its peace with the system. Meanwhile the homeless are reduced to advocacy models that neither middle- nor working-class folks much worry about. They are modern members of Ellison's "invisible men" but they comprise a racial and social mixture unlike any other in the American landscape.This book is primarily about the dark side of this portrait?the poor, near-poor, homeless, and dispossessed who live in the midst of this verdant landscape. The phrase "down and out," has been used to describe people who are destitute or penniless since the late nineteenth century. Here the term is used in a more expansive sense, as synonymous with anyone who lives near, at, or over the edge of financial catastrophe.
Category: Social Science