Annus Horribilis

Author: Ann Treneman
Editor: Gibson Square Books
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Formed in 1904, the Alpha Physical Culture Club of Harlem was America’s first African American athletic club. Conrad Norman, its Jamaican-born founder, hoped to address rampant lung disease among blacks living in New York City’s overcrowded tenements by providing proper exercise facilities they could use without bias. The club’s basketball team, the Alpha Big Five, became nationally famous during the 1910s while sticking faithfully to the strictest amateur ideals. But the times were changing. The Alphas' version of pure sport for its own sake was threatened by other black fives with visions of play-for-pay, led by team owners like fellow Caribbean immigrant Robert Douglas. Which ideal would prevail? The future of basketball was at stake. The author is Claude Johnson, founder and C.E.O. of Black Fives, Inc. and BlackFives.com. The book includes a foreword by world renowned D.J., sneaker aficionado, publisher, voiceover artist, television personality, record label owner, writer, radio host, M.C, author, and film director Bobbito García. Also includes a Reader Discussion Guide at the end of the book.

Annus Horribilis

Author: Mark Walker
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752462598
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These are just a few of the topics covered in this book. As Mark Walker makes clear, present-day English is still steeped in its Roman and Latin origins. As a result English still has many thousands of Latin words in everyday use.

Annus Horribilis

Author: Sam Jordison
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ISBN: 9780719524707
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Mistakes, mishaps, cock-ups - they just aren't given the recognition they deserve. They make life interesting and human beings (some more than others) have a genuine flair for them. So why does history only record the world's dull and worthy achievements? Annus Horribilis sets the record straight by celebrating good old-fashioned failures. From the man whose spectacular escape from prison was spoiled when he was eaten by a crocodile to the husband who choked to death on his own wife, via several exploding whales, numerous celebrity meltdowns and countless predictions that proved to be wholly inaccurate, Annus Horribilis proves once and for all, that there's no success like failure.

Annus Horribilis

Author: Gary Duehr
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The Ethics Of Captivity

Author: Lori Gruen
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199977992
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In the United States roughly 2 million people are incarcerated; billions of animals are held captive (and then killed) in the food industry every year; hundreds of thousands of animals are kept in laboratories; thousands are in zoos and aquaria; millions of "pets" are captive in our homes. Surprisingly, despite the rich ethical questions it raises, very little philosophical attention has been paid to questions raised by captivity. Though conditions of captivity vary widely for humans and for other animals, there are common ethical themes that imprisonment raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being. This volume brings together scholars, scientists, and sanctuary workers to address in fifteen new essays the ethical issues captivity raises. Section One contains chapters written by those with expert knowledge about particular conditions of captivity and includes discussion of how captivity is experienced by dogs, whales and dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees, rabbits, formerly farmed animals, and human prisoners. Section Two contains chapters by philosophers and social theorists that reflect on the social, political, and ethical issues raised by captivity, including discussions about confinement, domestication, captive breeding for conservation, the work of moral repair, dignity and an ethics of sight, and the role that coercion plays.

Annus Horribilis

Author: David Klaver
Editor: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781633820739
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Alkmaar, May 1944. Fourteen-year-old Victor Stikvoort hid in the attic after his father told someone to go into hiding. A few days later, the Germans came to raid their house, but no one was found there, not even when they searched the attic. The question then remains: Was the family hiding someone in the house, or not? David Klaver (Alkmaar, 1970) began working on the novel after completing his training as an advertising designer and becoming a freelance illustrator for a regional newspaper. This novel is his debut.

Joe Biden

Author: Evan Osnos
Editor: Scribner
ISBN: 1982174021
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A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2020 A concise, brilliant, and trenchant examination of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s successful lifelong quest for the presidency by National Book Award winner Evan Osnos. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest—fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden’s life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, “Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.” His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship—an essential quality as he leads America toward recovery and renewal. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos, who won the National Book Award in 2014, draws on nearly a decade of reporting for The New Yorker to capture the characters and meaning of 2020’s extraordinary presidential election. It is based on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. This portrayal illuminates Biden’s long and eventful career in the Senate, his eight years as Obama’s vice president, his sojourn in the political wilderness after being passed over for Hillary Clinton in 2016, his decision to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, and his choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Osnos ponders the difficulties Biden faces as his presidency begins and weighs how a changing country, a deep well of experiences, and a rigorous approach to the issues, have altered his positions. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy—a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Translating Cultures

Author: David Katan
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Translating across cultures and cultural proficiency have become buzz words in translation studies. This text attempts to introduce an element of rigour and coherence into the discussion of culture and provide a model for teaching to translators, interpreters and other mediators.

New Statesman Society

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The Bnc Handbook

Author: Guy Aston
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ISBN: 9780748610549
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This textbook is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the principles and practices underlying the use of large language corpora in exploratory learning and English language teaching and research. It focuses on the largest and most representative corpus of spoken and written data yet compiled - the British National Corpus - and on the search tool SARA (SGML Aware Retrieval Application). The method adopted is to provide a graded series of exercises, each introducing at the same time new features of the software and new techniques or applications for computer-assisted language learning. The book also includes an overview of previous work in corpus linguistics, a bibliography, and a reference manual for the SARA software.* Graded self-paced tutorials* Suggestions for further work* Thorough coverage of corpus linguistics theories and practices* State-of-the-art software* Accessible non-specialist style

The Complete Student

Author: Alan Gelb
Editor: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781401895655
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The Complete Student: Achieving Success in College and Beyond is a unique and thoughtful book that provides complete guidance for the incoming college freshman. The main goal of the book is to give the reader clear direction in almost every area relevant to a college student. Starting out with a general section on motivation and goal-setting, the book them moves into a discussion of how the brain works, how humans learn, how they can become better at retaining information, and how they can release their creativity. The book then addresses practical skills such as setting up a productive study space, effectively using a library, managing time, handling stress, and combating anxiety. The final section investigates holistic issues as related specifically to the college student, including a discussion of wellness and how to break bad habits. It features many lively ideas for classroom discussions and activities as well. The book was carefully written to maintain a light, warm, and lively tone that makes it readily accessible without being condescending. It is also beautifully designed to appeal to the most visual of learners, while covering extremely practical content. The reader will appreciate this confidence-building, contemporary approach to the important issue of college success

The Oxford Dictionary Of New Words

Author: Barbara Marshall
Editor: Oxford : Oxford University Press
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Explains the meaning of over 2,000 new words and phrases in the English language and provides quotations putting each word into context

The Oxford Dictionary Of New Words

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Explains the meaning of over 2,000 new words and phrases in the English language and provides quotations putting each word into context

East Central Europe In The 1990s

Author: Joan Serafin
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A volume which explores the political, economic and social changes taking place in post-communist Europe. The contributing authors analyze current issues and trends, linking them to their origins in the communist past.

Queen Elizabeth Ii

Author: Nicholas Davies
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An expert royalty watcher exposes the private lives of Britain's ruling dynasty, detailing Elizabeth's celibacy, Prince Philip's adulterous affairs, and the demise of Charles and Diana's and Andrew and Fergie's marriages. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Minnesota Law Review

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C U Next Tuesday

Author: Ruth Wajnryb
Editor: White Lion Publishing
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Linguists have traditionally been coy about the subject of swearing; so much so that two of the most frequently used four-letter words in the English language have only recently found their way into standard dictionaries. But Ruth Wajnrb approaches the subject head on, challenging her readers to set shocks and sniggers aside and to examine it like any other kind of communication. The result is a fascinating, and often very funny, book that will quickly persuade her readers that bad language is possibly even more interesting than good. We use swear-words in a whole range of contexts, not just to abuse others, but to express irritation, surprise, even affection, or simply to intensify an otherwise commonplace observation. Historically, as one expression has lost its taboo quality it has been replaced by others and this is a continuing process; blasphemy, for example, has largely lost its power to shock over the past century ...

The Oxford Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Elizabeth M. Knowles
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Entries identify more than twenty thousand people, places, expressions, and specialized terms from throughout the world, along with lists of related items that are considered as part of a group, and celebrated dying words.