Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Release Date: 2010
This is a unique book, written with charm and self-deprecating humour. it is at once a humane, eye-witness account of a Germany reeling from military defeat, a fascinating piece of military and social history, and a wry, moving portrait of the author's first, impossible love.
Evan Arden is a hit man for a Chicago mob boss and moves through life with darkness in his soul and a gun in his hand. Those who know him for what he is fear him, and those who find out the hard way never get a chance to tell anyone else. The few people who get a glimpse inside his head wish they never had. A merciless killer, his only loyalty resides with his employer, the man who calls the shots that rain from Evan's weapon. As a POW of the Gulf War, Evan spent months in captivity, and the memories of his confinement combine with thoughts of the woman he left in Arizona. He lives his life day-to-day with little more than the company of his dog, Odin. As insomnia overtakes him, he seeks comfort from an unlikely source, but will confiding in her be his undoing? He's struggling to forget his past and to keep himself Otherwise Occupied.
Author: Martin Holub
Publisher: Radius Book Group
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
What do Prague, London, New York and Tehran have in common? Award-winning architect Martin Holub has lived, designed buildings and enriched lives in all these places. Martin’s Scribbles is a travel memoir, meets architect biography, meets lifetime reflection. Readers are taken on a playful romp through the latter twentieth-century to the present, as seen through the eyes of Holub – from a schoolboy in Czechoslovakia with an imprisoned mother, to an expat and lively architect living, working and socializing in New York City. A collection of autobiographical short stories, Martin’s Scribbles is an entertaining account of Holub’s experiences in his 80 years of travel, architecture, love and expat life; at times hilarious and others heartbreaking. This most unlikely memoir provides a very personal and intimate witness of the world’s recent history through the anecdotes and reflections of a well-traveled man, husband and architect. Holub’s creative visualization of memorable moments and influential meetings evoke a feeling of nostalgia for one’s own past experiences, and are told as only Holub himself could tell them.
Author: Ian Brownlie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-06-24
'Basic Documents on Human Rights' provides a collection of key documents and covers all elements of the subject. It is an account of the most important instruments adopted by the UN, its agencies, regional organizations and other actors.
Author: Michael Asch
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2014-02-24
Genre: Social Science
What, other than numbers and power, justifies Canada’s assertion of sovereignty and jurisdiction over the country’s vast territory? Why should Canada’s original inhabitants have to ask for rights to what was their land when non-Aboriginal people first arrived? The question lurks behind every court judgment on Indigenous rights, every demand that treaty obligations be fulfilled, and every land-claims negotiation. Addressing these questions has occupied anthropologist Michael Asch for nearly thirty years. In On Being Here to Stay, Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers. Asch proposes a way forward based on respecting the “spirit and intent” of treaties negotiated at the time of Confederation, through which, he argues, First Nations and settlers can establish an ethical way for both communities to be here to stay.
Indigenous peoples are recognised as groups with specific rights based on their historical ties to particular territories. The United Nations estimates there are 370 million Indigenous peoples, with Indigenous populations being recognised in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the Arctic region, Central and South America, and across Asia and Africa. Indigenous Aspirations and Rights takes an Indigenous perspective in examining the intersection of business with Indigenous peoples' rights, in light of the UN Global Compact and the PRME. Indigenous rights include, but are not limited to, human, cultural, educational, employment, participatory development, economic, and social rights, rights to land and natural resources, and impacts on identity, institutions, and relations. This book illustrates three main aspects of business practices in relation to Indigenous peoples: Indigenous perspectives on failures, business and ongoing challenges to Indigenous aspirations and rights, and modelling success for Indigenous and business interests. Edited by three leading voices in Indigenous rights research and practice, Indigenous Aspirations and Rights features contributions from around the globe. The work draws together policy implications for management and implications for Indigenous peoples, and examines how the PRME, the UN Global Compact, and the concept of socially responsible business can be expanded to encompass more positive outcomes for Indigenous peoples.
Author: Gary Phillips
Publisher: Polis Books
Release Date: 2015-10-13
RESISTANCE IS ALL For years, writers and filmmakers have speculated about the possibility of the Earth being invaded by aliens from another planet. But what if the aliens have been watching us, infiltrating us via human collaborators, or even surgically altering themselves to look human? Occupied Earth is a groundbreaking anthology that explores the idea of what the world would look like years after its conquest. 20 years after a successful invasion by the Makh-Ra, humanity still exists, only it has become subservient to a race of occupiers who govern the devastated planet. But, as much at things continue with some sense of normalcy, something has happened in the Mahk-Ra’s empire. Earth, once considered a strategic beachhead of major importance to the Empire, has been downgraded in its value. Things are starting to degrade. Our planet is the last place any self-respecting Mahk-Ra officer wants to be assigned. Yet, despite everything, life continues. These stories bring us face to face with annihilation — and show how we can pull ourselves back from the brink. Featuring Rachel Howzell Hall, Lisa Morton, Matthew V. Clemens, Howard Hendrix, Nathan Walpow and more, OCCUPIED EARTH is coming. Stay safe. Stay strong. Survive at all costs.
Vorarlberg ist das westlichste und flächenmäßig kleinste Bundesland Österreichs, grenzt an Süddeutschland, die Schweiz und das Fürstentum Liechtenstein und hat etwas mehr als 375.000 Einwohner. Die Landeshauptstadt Bregenz liegt am Bodensee. Das Land kann auf eine besondere baukulturelle Entwicklung zurückblicken, die ihren Ausgang in den späten 1950er, frühen 1960er Jahren genommen hat und unter der Bezeichnung „Vorarlberger Bauschule“ weit über die Landesgrenzen hinausbekannt geworden ist und bis in die Gegenwart zu einer vergleichsweise hohen Dichte qualitätvoller Architektur geführt hat. Vom 13.September. bis 11. Oktober 2014 zeigte der Werkraum Bregenzerwald die Ausstellung welche als wandernder Showcase konzipiert ist und anschließend weltweit in den Österreichischen Kulturforen gezeigt wird. Die Publikation dokumentiert die Ausstellung in ihrer finalen Form.
Author: Monika Schmitz-Emans
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
Until now, scholars in literary and cultural studies have barely touched upon the multiple points of engagement between comics and literature. Drawing on a number of specific examples, the contributors to this volume illustrate the diversity of issues that arise in looking at the relationship between comics and literature. The book includes a consideration of the works of Alberto Breccia, Dino Buzzati, Dante, Alan Moore, Reinhard Kleist, Marcel Proust, and Joann Sfar.
Author: Eric Luper
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date: 2007-09-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is his dad's dry-cleaning business, but even that's not so bad with Jasmine, the seriously hot Goth-chick senior, working right beside him. So what if she's got a boyfriend? Plus, Andrew's got an ace up his sleeve – he's good at poker. Very good. Unfortunately, all it takes is one bad beat at Shushie's illegal poker club to turn Andrew's bankroll from huge to nonexistent. And Andrew's pretty sure that sooner or later his dad's going to notice that $600 he "borrowed" from the register. Andrew thinks he may know how to get the money back, but it's a little bit crazy, and a little bit dangerous . . . In this breakneck-paced novel about gambling and growing up, the stakes are high, and Andrew must ask himself: What does going all in really mean?
Symon Sinclair grew up in the caretaker's cottage. Now a successful writer in New York, he's returned home to Savannah to thank his mentor, Miss B, for all her support. But it's her niece Annabelle who greets him at the door. Symon remembers the little rich girl who never gave him a moment's notice. Now she's a beauty who has more depth than he'd ever imagined. As they spend time together, Symon begins to question his attitude toward life—and Annabelle. Former beauty queen Annabelle Yarwood had her life all planned out—until she came face-to-face with the caretaker's son. Suddenly those plans seem stifling. Just as Annabelle begins letting Symon into her heart, she discovers he's been keeping a secret about his life in New York. Has their love story ended before it's even begun?