Crisis of Character

Crisis of Character
Author: Gary J. Byrne
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781455568888
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Center Street
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

Crisis of Character

Crisis of Character
Author: Gary J. Byrne
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781455568888
Available:
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

Crisis of Character

Crisis of Character
Author: Gary J. Byrne
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1455568872
Available:
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Center Street
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

Character in Crisis

Character in Crisis
Author: William P. Brown
Pages: 179
ISBN: 080284135X
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Release: 1996-02-29
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At a time when the chasm between academic scholarship and theological reflection seems to be widening, both the academic guild and the church share in common an uncertainty over how to study and appropriate the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. On the one hand, mainline denominations have for the most part avoided the books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes in their preaching and educational curriculum. Biblical scholars, on the other hand, have labored hard to identify the theological significance and thematic center of the wisdom literature, but without much consensus. In Character in Crisis, William P. Brown helps to break the impasse by demonstrating that the aim of the Bible's wisdom literature is the formation of moral character - both for individuals and for the community. Brown traces the theme of moral identity and conduct throughout the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, with a concluding reflection on the Epistle of James in the New Testament, and explores a range of issues that includes literary characterization, moral discourse, worldview, and the theology of the ancient sages. He examines the ways in which central characters such as God, wisdom, and human beings are profiled in the wisdom books and shows how their characterizations impart ethical meaning to the reading community, both ancient and modern.

Crisis of Character

Crisis of Character
Author: Peter Firestein
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1402762461
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Release: 2009
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a way for executives to immunize themselves and their companies against financial breakdowns that can happen to even the most prominent organizations, in a book that draws from real-life examples to show how corporate strategy must shift to deal with globalization and all the standards that come with it.

Armageddon

Armageddon
Author: Dick Morris,Eileen McGann
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781630060596
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Release: 2016-05-27
Editor: Humanix Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller AT STAKE: THE FUTURE OF AMERICA The 2016 election is truly America's Armageddon—the ultimate and decisive battle to save America, a fight to defeat Hillary Clinton and the forces seeking to flout our constitutional government and replace it with an all-powerful president backed up by an activist judiciary that answers to no one. Already President Obama has moved America far down this path, and a President Clinton will act as his "third term," institutionalizing the excesses of the past eight years. In Armageddon, bestselling author and political strategist Dick Morris provides a winning game plan to take back the White House, and America. Because this is our last chance: • Our last chance to stop socialist uniformity, corruption and executive usurpation • Our last chance to curb welfare programs that are destroying the economic and social fabric of the nation • Our last chance to secure our border and keep our sovereignty • Our last chance to stand up against ISIS and terrorism • Our last chance to protect the Second Amendment We can do it. We must. It's our last chance. Read Armageddon, or risk losing the battle to save America! On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, American voters will make a momentous decision. They will decide whether or not this great country will remain a free market, constitutional democracy. The stakes could not be higher. If Hillary Clinton is elected president, it will mean the end of the America we know and love. Armageddon, by New York Times bestselling authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, is a call to arms, a call to join that ultimate battle. Few know Hillary Clinton better than Dick Morris. For almost two decades he served as a special adviser to both her and her husband, Bill Clinton. He knows their strengths, their vulnerabilities, and even their deepest secrets. In Armageddon, Morris offers a manual on how to win this battle and defeat Hillary once and for all. He argues that a typical Republican campaign won’t work—and that Hillary’s opponent must strike her in a very unorthodox and powerful way. Morris says it’s a winning strategy and voters play a critical role. A noted political strategist, Dick Morris has created winning strategies for numerous presidential campaigns in the U.S. and abroad. In this book he lays out a war plan, one the Republican nominee must use to prevent her victory: • Throw a surprising right jab: terrorism and healthcare • Throw the left hook: jobs, immigration, Wall Street • Play her game on class warfare: women, Latinos, and young voters Republicans need to stop playing by the old rules of the game. Those rules don’t work—they elected Barack Obama twice. Obama has changed America in fundamental ways and Morris posits that Hillary’s opponents need to grasp this and implement a strategy that can finally defeat her.

JAPANESE MOUNTAIN GODS Myth Acting Models of Character in the Crisis of Modernity

JAPANESE MOUNTAIN GODS  Myth Acting Models of Character in the Crisis of Modernity
Author: John Foster
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780359761708
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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Structure Role and Ideology in the Hebrew and Greek Texts of Genesis 1 1 2 3

Structure  Role  and Ideology in the Hebrew and Greek Texts of Genesis 1 1 2 3
Author: William P. Brown
Pages: 268
ISBN: STANFORD:36105000138003
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Wisdom s Wonder

Wisdom s Wonder
Author: William P. Brown
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780802867933
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wisdom's Wonder offers a fresh reading of the Hebrew Bible's wisdom literature with a unique emphasis on "wonder" as the framework for understanding biblical wisdom. William Brown argues that wonder effectively integrates biblical wisdom's emphasis on character formation and its outlook on creation, breaking an impasse that has plagued recent wisdom studies. Drawing on various disciplines, from philosophy to neuroscience, Brown discovers new distinctions and connections in Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Each book is studied in terms of its view of moral character and creation, as well as in terms of the social or intellectual crisis each book identifies. Most general treatments of the wisdom literature spend too much time on issues of genre, poetry, and social context at the neglect of discussing the intellectual and emotional power of the wisdom corpus. Brown argues that the real power of the wisdom corpus lies in its capacity to evoke the reader's sense of wonder. An extensive revision and expansion of Brown's Character in Crisis (Eerdmans, 1996), this book demonstrates that the wisdom books are much more than simply advice literature: with wonder as the foundation for understanding, Brown maintains that wisdom is a process with transformation of the self as the goal.

The Crisis of Courtesy

The Crisis of Courtesy
Author: Jacques Carré
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9004100059
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Release: 1994
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Crisis of Courtesy" explores the metamorphosis of British courtesy-literature from the 17th to the 19th centuries. It shows how the preoccupation with conduct provided the subject-matter of such diverse literary forms as poetry, the essay and the novel.

Afterlife Crisis

Afterlife Crisis
Author: Randal Graham
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781773055619
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Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: ECW Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, and P.G. Wodehouse Where do you go after you die? Detroit. Something’s rotten in the afterlife. At least that’s how it seems to Rhinnick Feynman, the one man who perceives that someone in the afterlife is tugging at history’s threads and retroactively unraveling the past. Doing his best to navigate a netherworld in which history won’t stop changing for the worse, Rhinnick sets off on a quest to put things right. This would be a good deal easier if Rhinnick didn’t believe he was a character in a novel and that the Author was changing the past through editorial revision. And it’d be better if Rhinnick didn’t find himself facing off against Isaac Newton, Jack the Ripper, Ancient Egyptians, a pack of frenzied Napoleons, and the prophet Norm Stradamus. Come to think of it, it’d be nice if Rhinnick could manage to steer clear of the afterlife’s mental health establishment and a bevy of unexpected fiancées. Undeterred by these terrors, Rhinnick recognizes himself as The Man the Hour Produced, and the only one equipped to outwit the forces of science and mental health.

Economic Crisis And The Politics Of Reform In Egypt

Economic Crisis And The Politics Of Reform In Egypt
Author: Ray Bush
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780429721472
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Release: 2019-04-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the character and consequences of Egypt's economic reform and structural adjustment programme of 1991, along with the second stage of reforms in 1996. It contributes to the debates underpinning the political economy of economic reform and agricultural reform.

Secrets of the Secret Service

Secrets of the Secret Service
Author: Gary J. Byrne
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781546082484
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Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Center Street
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller CRISIS OF CHARACTER comes an explosive new exposé of the Secret Service. The United States Secret Service is tasked with protecting our Presidents, their families, and the complex in which they live and work. Given this important mission, world stability rests upon the shoulders of its agents. In his new book, former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne takes readers behind the scenes to understand the agency's history and today's security failings that he believes put Americans at risk The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation. Gary Byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, as it works to protect President Trump, the Secret Service stands at a crossroads, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out. Agents and officers are leaving the Secret Service in droves, or they're being overworked to the point where they lose focus on the job. Management makes decisions based on politics, not the welfare of their employees. Byrne believes that this means danger for the men and women of the Secret Service, danger for the President they protect, and danger for the nation. In this book, he shares what he has witnessed and learned about the Secret Service with the hope that the problems of this most important agency can be fixed before it's too late.

Creating Character Bringing Your Story to Life

Creating Character  Bringing Your Story to Life
Author: William Bernhardt
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780997901085
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Release: 2013-05-12
Editor: Babylon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. “Action is character,” Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. Using examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code, Bernhardt discusses the art of character creation in a direct and easily comprehended manner. The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own work. William Bernhardt is the author of more than fifty novels, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

Financial Crisis Labour Markets and Institutions

Financial Crisis  Labour Markets and Institutions
Author: Sebastiano Fadda,Pasquale Tridico
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781136268502
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Release: 2013-02-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book seeks to explain the global financial crisis and its wider economic, political, and social repercussions, arguing that the 2007-9 meltdown was in fact a systemic crisis of the capitalist system. The volume makes these points through the exploration of several key questions: What kind of institutional political economy is appropriate to explain crisis periods and failures of crisis-management? Are different varieties of capitalism more or less crisis-prone, and can the global financial crisis can be attributed to one variety more than others? What is the interaction between the labour market and the financialization process? The book argues that each variety of capitalism has its own specific crisis tendencies, and that the uneven global character of the crisis is related to the current forms of integration of the world market. More specifically, the 2007-09 economic crisis is rooted in the uneven income distribution and inequality caused by the current financial-led model of growth. The book explains how the introduction of more flexibility in the labour markets and financial deregulation affected everything from wages to job security to trade union influence. Uneven income distribution and inequality weakened aggregate demand and brought about structural deficiencies in aggregate demand and supply. It is argued that the process of financialization has profoundly changed how capitalist economies operate. The volume posits that financial globalization has given rise to growing international imbalances, which have allowed two growth models to emerge: a debt-led consumption growth model and an export-led growth model. Both should be understood as reactions to the lack of effective demand due to the polarization of income distribution.

The Story Grid

The Story Grid
Author: Shawn Coyne
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781936891368
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Release: 2015-05-02
Editor: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not. The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems. And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself (maybe even more difficult). The Story Grid is a tool with many applications: 1. It will tell a writer if a Story ?works? or ?doesn't work. 2. It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a Story (not the person creating the Story'the Story) has failed. 3. It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that Story's problems. 4. It is a tool to re-envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer. 5. It is a tool that can inspire an original creation.

Crisis and Renewal of Civilizations

Crisis and Renewal of Civilizations
Author: Marek J. Celinski
Pages: 351
ISBN: 1634831322
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Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book expands on the primary assumption that the human brain is a sense and purpose producing organ; we use it to understand and guide us through chaotic realities in order to impact the course of events and ourselves. Humanity's future will be a direct result of what our brains permit us to do, and this is the reason why understanding how the brain functions is so important to promote its best utilization. We need to learn how to better benefit from the human brain's innate tendency to establish new connections, which could promote flights of creativity and imagination. A unique feature of the human brain is that it is both diversified and united, allowing for a variety of sensory and expressive functions and, at the same time, for cohesive and purposeful behavior. Our mind's cohesiveness breaks down in the brain's pathological conditions, or in conditions of severe stress and deprivation. Examples of crisis observed throughout history can be understood as a projection by our collective mind of pathological states on reality. Put simply, the human mind is unable to make sense of circumstances to assure stability and continuity. It is obvious that we struggle both to separate and unify ourselves, and that every war or social disruption ultimately ends in peace and the temporary restoration of order and stability.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307887450
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Release: 2011-08-16
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

Summary Crisis of Character

Summary   Crisis of Character
Author: e- Summary
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1540798097
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Release: 2016-12-02
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Crisis of CharacterA Complete Summary!Crisis of Character is an autobiographical book written by Gary J. Byrne. Byrne writes about the time that he spent as a member of the American Secret Service, the events he witnessed there (during the time of President Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton), and the challenges he faced during his service. Before he starts describing his service, the author briefly introduces his readers to his childhood and the events that eventually lead towards his joining the Secret Service. Crisis of Character is an entirely true story. This means that everything that the author wrote is about things that happened during his time spent in the Secret Service (and real-life events before that). A good read, Crisis of Character is a book that shows its readers another perspective, with both autobiographical and retrospective view-points, where the author manages to show to his readers his impressions, beliefs and actions prior to and after certain events (most notably the event of the World Trade Center disaster). This summary consists of several parts. After the introduction comes the summary section. After the summary section there is a character analysis, an analysis of the entire book, and a short quiz (with answers) where readers can test their knowledge about the book. At the end there will be a conclusion where we review everything we have discussed. So let's get started. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get:� In Crisis of Character, you will get a summarized version of the book.� In Crisis of Character, you will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge.� In Crisis of Character, you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book.Get a copy, and learn everything about Crisis of Character.

Falling Short

Falling Short
Author: Aleksandar Stević
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780813944043
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Release: 2020-04-09
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A paradox haunts the bildungsroman: few protagonists successfully complete the process of maturation and socialization that ostensibly defines the form. From the despondent endings of Dickens’s Great Expectations and Meredith’s The Ordeal of Richard Feverel to the suicide of Balzac’s Lucien de Rubempré and the demise of Eliot’s Maggie and Tom Tulliver, the nineteenth-century bildungsroman offers narratives of failure, paralysis, and destruction: goals cannot be achieved, identities are impossible to forge, and the narrative of socialization routinely crumbles. Examining the novels of Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Henry James, Samuel Butler, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust, Falling Short reveals not only a crisis of character development but also a crisis of plotting and narrative structure. From the inception of literary realism in the 1830s to the height of modernism a century later, the bildungsroman presents itself as a key symptom of modern Europe’s inability to envision either coherent subjectivity or successful socialization. Rather than articulating an arc of personal development, Stević argues, the bildungsroman tends to condemn its heroes to failure because our modern understanding of both individual subjectivity and social success remains riddled with contradictions. Placing primary texts in conversation with the central historical debates of their time, Falling Short offers a revisionist history of the realist and modernist bildungsroman, unearthing the neglected role of defeat in the history of the genre.