Russians

Russians Author Gregory Feifer
ISBN-10 9781455509652
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 384
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From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to do so today. RUSSIANS explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people: what is it in their history, their desires, and their conception of themselves that makes them baffling to the West? Using the insights of his decade as a journalist in Russia, Feifer corrects pervasive misconceptions by showing that much of what appears inexplicable about the country is logical when seen from the inside. He gets to the heart of why the world's leading energy producer continues to exasperate many in the international community. And he makes clear why President Vladimir Putin remains popular even as the gap widens between the super-rich and the great majority of poor. Traversing the world's largest country from the violent North Caucasus to Arctic Siberia, Feifer conducted hundreds of intimate conversations about everything from sex and vodka to Russia's complex relationship with the world. From fabulously wealthy oligarchs to the destitute elderly babushki who beg in Moscow's streets, he tells the story of a society bursting with vitality under a leadership rooted in tradition and often on the edge of collapse despite its authoritarian power. Feifer also draws on formative experiences in Russia's past and illustrative workings of its culture to shed much-needed light on the purposely hidden functioning of its society before, during, and after communism. Woven throughout is an intimate, first-person account of his family history, from his Russian mother's coming of age among Moscow's bohemian artistic elite to his American father's harrowing vodka-fueled run-ins with the KGB. What emerges is a rare portrait of a unique land of extremes whose forbidding geography, merciless climate, and crushing corruption has nevertheless produced some of the world's greatest art and some of its most remarkable scientific advances. RUSSIANS is an expertly observed, gripping profile of a people who will continue challenging the West for the foreseeable future.



Behind the Power

Behind the Power Author Wanda A. Turner
ISBN-10 0768430321
Release 2001
Pages 134
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With compassionate consideration and in dramatic demonstration Dr. Turner pulls back the public veil so that we can take a peek at the beauty and warmth of the majestic strength that lies behind every man. It is the hidden power of his wife. Behind the Power takes you on a journey of the untold beauty of that hidden world offering tender understanding and spiritual hope.



Next to Hughes

Next to Hughes Author Robert Maheu
ISBN-10 WISC:89058471467
Release 1992
Pages 289
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Offers an intimate look at the eccentric multimillionaire's final years



The Dragon Behind the Glass

The Dragon Behind the Glass Author Emily Voigt
ISBN-10 9781451678956
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 336
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A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish" the world's most expensive aquarium fish--reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike. The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other: a powerful predator dating to the age of the dinosaurs. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana is bred on high-security farms in Southeast Asia and sold by the hundreds of thousands each year. In the United States, however, it's protected by the Endangered Species Act and illegal to bring into the country--though it remains the object of a thriving black market. From the South Bronx to Singapore, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the fish, ultimately embarking on a years-long quest to find the arowana in the wild, venturing deep into some of the last remaining tropical wildernesses on earth. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals on the planet, Voigt unearths a paradoxical truth behind the dragon fish's rise to fame--one that calls into question how we protect the world's rarest species. An elegant exploration of the human conquest of nature, The Dragon Behind the Glass revels in the sheer wonder of life's diversity and lays bare our deepest desire--to hold onto what is wild.



Behind the Throne

Behind the Throne Author Thomas J. McCormick
ISBN-10 0299137406
Release 1993
Pages 271
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During the American rise to world power in the last hundred years, a new presidency has also arisen, a presidency that uses military, economic, political, and personal power that the constitutional founders of the 1780s would have thought highly improbable and dangerous. Behind the Throne argues that United States presidents have received foreign policy advice from a new breed of government servants whose first loyalties were to the chief executive, not the bureaucracy or the public. These "servants of power" defined world views for the president, not only advising but often taking action to implement those world views. The essays in this volume focus on nine servants of power: Brooks Adams, Charles A. Conant, Admiral William B. Caperton, Thomas W. Lamont, Adolf A. Berle, Thomas C. Mann, McGeorge Bundy, Arthur H. Vandenberg, and Gerald P. Nye. The rise of the United States to the status of the world's lone (and often highly perplexed and frustrated) superpower cannot be understood without understanding these nine influential men and their roles in recent American history. The volume also stands as a tribute to Fred Harvey Harrington, professor of history and former president of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All of the contributors began their distinguished careers as students of Harrington.



Climate of Corruption

Climate of Corruption Author Larry Bell
ISBN-10 9781608320837
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 298
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Argues that special interest groups with specific agendas and politics have corrupted the climage change debate.



Ordaining Reality

Ordaining Reality Author Joseph E. Donlan
ISBN-10 9781599429977
Release 2008-02
Pages 516
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Many people believe in the Power of Positive Thinking, but, until now, no one has credibly explained how it works. It has been this author s mission for 30 years to develop a plausible theory to support how mere thoughts can tangibly influence future events. In this book the author presents a paradigm which shows how our right brain hemisphere can tap into a hidden domain which can influence the world around us. To accomplish this, he takes the reader through the subject of physics as it is known today and points out its recognized flaws and problems. He then introduces and explains Eastern Philosophy and ties it into Western Physics. In conjunction with this broadened view he explains how the human brain developed to comprehend both the Eastern and Western views of reality. He then ties all of these notions into a new view of nature which supports the premise that the future can be created with thoughts. In the final analysis he brings his readers through the necessary steps to put this knowledge to work to help them ordain their own reality.



Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors Author Michael Streeter
ISBN-10 1845379373
Release 2008
Pages 272
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Are there political organizations presently at work bending the world to their will? Why are some religions successful while others have died out? Mystery, reverent secrecy, business acumen and financial wealth are all essential to many of today's most feared and controversial religions and political groups. From the mysterious Illuminati and Opus Dei faiths to covert political organizations such as the Trilateral Commission, Michael Streeter examines secret societies, both past and present, exploring their power and influence and revealing the true nature behind the handshakes and headlines. Book jacket.



New York s Forgotten Substations

New York s Forgotten Substations Author Christopher Payne
ISBN-10 1568983557
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 110
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All over New York City, hidden behind unassuming historic facades, sits the gigantic machinery of the power stations that once moved the subways. For over a century, the 125,000-pound converters and related equipment of the substations remained largely unchanged, but in 1999 the last manually operated substation was shut down and since then they have been systematically dismantled and sold as scrap. In 1997, author Christopher Payne was introduced to the substations by an official of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Power Division. Since then, he has rushed to photograph, draw, and write the history of these amazing buildings and their machines before they are completely gone. With virtually unlimited access to the substations, he has developed an intimate bond with the buildings that most people know only in passing. His beautiful photographs and detailed drawings bring these lost treasures to life, while his illuminating text tells their fascinating story. Anyone interested in the art of industrial America or the New York subway will find this book a delight.



Behind the Hedges

Behind the Hedges Author Rich Whitt
ISBN-10 9781603060967
Release 2009
Pages 288
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Behind the Hedges has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Behind the Hedges also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Behind the Hedges book for free.



Power Behind the Wheel

Power Behind the Wheel Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39076001117139
Release 1991
Pages 240
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Surveys the history of automobile design, including engines, bodies, and exteriors, discusses unusual and classic models, and suggests future developments



Power in Words

Power in Words Author Mary Frances Berry
ISBN-10 9780807001042
Release 2010
Pages 267
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Power in Words tells the behind-the-scenes story of how 18 speeches made a president. Berry and Gottheimer include a rich introduction to every speech that features political analysis and provides insight and historical context. Includes 18 full-length speeches. "Refer to this work to better understand and appreciate the power of words of our forty-fourth president." —Dana Perino, former White House press secretary.



Behind the Power Lines

Behind the Power Lines Author Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo
ISBN-10 LCCN:2007322566
Release 2006
Pages 304
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Behind the Power Lines has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Behind the Power Lines also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Behind the Power Lines book for free.



The Kingdom and the Power

The Kingdom and the Power Author Gay Talese
ISBN-10 9780679644736
Release 2013-08-14
Pages 576
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The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers. Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today's headlines.



Behind a Mask or a Woman s Power

Behind a Mask  or  a Woman s Power Author Louisa May Alcott
ISBN-10 9781632091994
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 135
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Behind a Mask; or, a Woman's Power" by Louisa May Alcott is a seductive and romantic classic! When Jean Muir, a modest governess comes to tutor Bella Coventry, the family falls under Jean's charismatic charm. But slowly her secrets start to unravel.



The Snowy People Behind Power

The Snowy People Behind Power Author Siobhan McHugh
ISBN-10 0000340898
Release 1999-03-01
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The Snowy People Behind Power has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Snowy People Behind Power also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Snowy People Behind Power book for free.



The Power Behind The Mind

The Power Behind The Mind Author Marjorie Waterhouse
ISBN-10 9780854240647
Release 2015-04-09
Pages 212
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This book contains clear guidance for those seeking inner illumination and freedom, based on a rare understanding of the human mind and its higher powers. Marjorie Waterhouse focuses on how to apply the traditional practices that lead to the discovery of the true Self of all, which transcends the limitations of the mind and the world. Her exposition of the higher powers that lie unsuspected behind the mind, and of our latent capacity for intuition and inspiration, is unique. Yet alongside the most inspired insights, there is always a considerate and good-humoured appreciation of the challenges facing people on the way to Self-discovery.