Growing up in Berkeley, 1935-1945, and on a hardscrabble farm in Sonoma county, 1945-1952; college in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berkeley; early marriage and children; beginning to learn about Modernism, writing, and the composition of music. The first thirty years, 1935-1964. 212 pages; b&w photos.
Author: Stephen B. Goddard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1996-11-15
"A readable and concise overview of how U.S. transportation came to its present pass. . . . Goddard is at his best when recounting the complex and interesting history of what has come to be called 'the highway lobby.'. . . An excellent book for the general reader with an interest in getting around."—Larry Fish, Philadelphia Inquirer "This is a riveting story: of mighty railroads hamstrung almost overnight by government bureaucrats; of road interests led by General Motors Corp. conspiring in city after city to destroy efficient trolley systems . . . and of freeways that are far from free."—Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press "The combination of forces and fates that turned America into a giant parking lot from sea to shining sea is the subject of Stephen B. Goddard's lively pop history. . . . As Mr. Goddard ably points out, road-building and the creation of car-dependent suburbs have become ends in themselves."—James Howard Kunstler, Wall Street Journal "The strength of Goddard's book is that he understands the complexities of manipulating public opinion to influence legislatures."—David Young, Chicago Tribune "[Goddard's] book is a deft and easily read history of how transportation has shaped the nation and its economy, and ultimately, how a federation of truck and car interests drastically tilted national policies. . . . For many reasons this is an exceptionally important work."—Jim Dwyer, New York Newsday
No-one understands lesbian sensuality like Robbi Sommers does. Now, in her most intimate book yet, she brings you a bouquet of dreams and diamond-edged fantasies... a banquet of eroticism where you'll savour each word.
Author: Matt Simpson
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Release Date: 2001
Matt Simpson’s poetry has among its principal themes one of coming to terms with the past as a way of understanding the present. In the present collection Simpson continues his journey into his family history. He has also been on other travels: there are poems about Japan, Tasmania, Ireland and the Greek islands of Aegina and Leros. Simpson is not shy of big themes. Here are poems about identity, love, death, illness, friendship. Simpson can be tenderly elegiac as well as celebratory, meditative and also humorous.
The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone—from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.
There was military project management. There was construction project management. Then there was business project management, a tool described as 'the wave of the future'. Where are architects in all this, professionals whose work has always been project-driven? There is design management in engineering, product design, graphics, packaging, management theory and even in politics. Construction consultants talk about managing design. When are architects going to become committed to managing design? Getting There by Design adopts an architect's view to design and project management. It sets out the fundamental principles and shows how they are applied, dealing with these two topics as one indivisible subject. 'Getting There by Design' demonstrates how to: - make project efforts goal-oriented - set up a planning and monitoring basis to architectural projects - put the architect's fee calculus on a rationale basis - diagnose your firm's practice culture - develop successful teams Put your practice onto a more effective basis. Ken Allinson is an architect in private practice and principal of 'Architectural Dialogue'. He also teaches design studio and lectures on design and project management. He was formerly an associate at DEGW London and the Terry Farrell Partnership. He has practice experience in Europe, the USA and Japan and is the author of 'The Wild Card of Design' (1993).
Author: Luis A. Martínez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2010-07-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Are you frustrated in your current job? Are you unemployed? Does your employer recognize your personal value proposition? Do you recognize it? The process outlined in this book has been used successfully by hundreds of clients who came to recognize their worth, and then made significant changes in their lives. Your book was really great! Ive read many books on this topic, including What Color is Your Parachute, Rites of Passage, etc., and yours is the most succinct, easiest to use, very enjoyable to read, and extremely helpful. Diane Wiley, Senior Professional in Human Resources Luis your unique personal stories are the differentiating factor from everyone else out there that does what you do. Pam Sherman, Recovering Lawyer, Actor, Coach, Author-The Suburban Outlaw
Author: Gilda O'Neill
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-07-31
What's a nice girl like Lorna Wright doing with an East End bad boy like Richie Clayton? The world is changing and London is swinging: it's the 1960s. But in the East End the docks are closing and life will never be the same. Lorna Wright is a nice girl, but Richie Clayton is bad news: a violent thug who will stop at nothing to climb his way to the top of the East End underworld. The more Lorna gets mixed up in his ugly, brutal world, the more she finds herself in trouble too. There are plenty of people who'd like to see Richie stopped. So when, after a terrible row with Lorna, Richie is found murdered, the finger of accusation points in all sorts of directions...
The fact that you have begun reading this means that you have come to a crossroads. You ultimately, only have one of two choices that you will make. One choice is to continue reading this book and it will (not can) enhance your perspective on life and being around others. The book touches several genres (inspirational, self-improvement, handicapped, health and fitness, social sciences, philosophy, family, mind, body, and soul) in a combined unique manner and accurately highlights each that is naturally intertwined in this autobiography and anyone's life. This book goes beyond age, gender, social, cultural boundaries, and even time to make it applicable to any human. This autobiography's events were typed and recorded vocally by me, the author, as I regained the physical capabilities. These are all true experiences by me, the author, that were encountered along my journey. The story illustrates the similarities of two worlds that some people think are completely different; one being better than the other. The experiences are presented in such a form to make it relative to any reader. This autobiography was written in the style and format that creatively gives the reader the truthful experience in order. Many people want to be at the top, but how many have and can give perspectives from both top and bottom. All emotions are met when reading this book and it is much more than a life story. It is The story within the life becoming the life within the story! Near Death Experience Transforms One Mans Life in Autobiography The surgeon gave his family two possibilities: dead or at best a vegetable, but he is neither Getting There allows readers to find more meaning in everyday events. Birmingham shares the lessons he has learned, providing readers with hope as they face their own obstacles.
What if there was a “system” that identified who was likely to plan and carry out a mass shooting? What if the government employed a team to intervene and stop the act before it occurred? Could such a system be developed? The rules just changed and the gloves are off. The team leader Max Martin must find a way of “getting there” before the shooting starts. In the midst of increasing invasion of citizen’s privacy the “GT” intervention team takes on the test to see how many such teams would be needed nationwide. Doc, Tag, VJ and Christy give you a glance at what it might look like if the technology were there. Of course this is a fictional story. Extension of such a program would be impractical. Or is it? Reports say the FBI Behavioral Threat Assessment Center works with all levels of law enforcement to assess contemplation of violence and they claim successes. Can anything be done?
Author: Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-10-13
This book chronicles the lived experience/educational journeys of women who found themselves moving forward together pursuing doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership. Grounded in the realities of women’s lives these inspirational first-person narratives have the potential to raise awareness regarding women’s socialization, expectations, and the role interpersonal and community connections play in the lived female experience. This book provides a potential resource for those considering how relationships and support groups impact life’s journey, and their importance in overcoming barriers to educational attainment and success. In her book Flux, Peggy Orenstein encourages women to share their experiences, and “talk across lines of age and circumstance” (p. 292). This book does that, bringing into focus the complicated and convoluted, knotty, thorny, messy realities of women’s lives. Seeing clearly the forest and the trees, the grass, the shrubs, and dirt—the fully fleshed-out realities, we, as educators, can more fully and accurately see and appreciate the conflicting, competing chaos that characterizes and often monopolizes women’s lives; and from there establish a foundation of understanding from which to begin retooling higher education to better meet the life and learning needs of all our students. “In the end...” Orenstein says, “...there is no single path to a textured, satisfying life-nor should there be” (p. 293); and indeed, as this book reveals there is not. Despite geographical and generational differences, these women’s independent and intersecting lives created, and even today supports and sustains their ongoing connection, empowerment and achievements, and as such not only leaves a legacy for others, but a blueprint of and for hope.