Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Kaleb Dahlgren
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781443462891
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspiring story of hope and resiliency On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured after a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck in a rural intersection. The tragedy moved millions of people to leave hockey sticks by their front door to show sympathy and support for the Broncos. People from more than eighty countries pledged millions of dollars to families whose relatives had been directly involved in the accident. Crossroads is the story of Kaleb Dahlgren, a young man who survived the bus crash and faced life after the tragedy with resiliency and positivity. In this chronicle of his time with the Broncos and the loving community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Dahlgren takes a hard look at his experience of unprecedented loss, but also revels in the overwhelming response and outpouring of love from across Canada and around the world. But this book also goes much deeper, revealing the adversity Dahlgren faced long before his time in Humboldt and his inspiring journey since the accident. From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes to his remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma that astounded medical professionals, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy. The author will donate a portion of his proceeds from this book to STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service).

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Kaleb Dahlgren
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1443462888
Available:
Release: 2022-03-15
Editor: Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspiring story of hope and resiliency On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured after a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck in a rural intersection. The tragedy moved millions of people to leave hockey sticks by their front door to show sympathy and support for the Broncos. People from more than eighty countries pledged millions of dollars to families whose relatives had been directly involved in the accident. Crossroads is the story of Kaleb Dahlgren, a young man who survived the bus crash and faced life after the tragedy with resiliency and positivity. In this chronicle of his time with the Broncos and the loving community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Dahlgren takes a hard look at his experience of unprecedented loss, but also revels in the overwhelming response and outpouring of love from across Canada and around the world. But this book also goes much deeper, revealing the adversity Dahlgren faced long before his time in Humboldt and his inspiring journey since the accident. From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes to his remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma that astounded medical professionals, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy. The author will donate a portion of his proceeds from this book to STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service).

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Pages: 512
ISBN: 000830890X
Available:
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Fourth Estate
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eurasian Crossroads

Eurasian Crossroads
Author: James A. Millward
Pages: 440
ISBN: 0231139241
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a comprehensive study of the central Asian region of Xinjiang's history and people from antiquity to the present. Discusses Xinjiang's rich environmental, cultural and ethno-political heritage.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Nancy Crow
Pages: 63
ISBN: 1933308192
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of 25 improvisational quilts, this compilation from one of the premier colorists in contemporary American art represents work from three distinct series of quilts, all of which are photographed in sensational colors and with extensive detail. The quilts in the first series, Constructions, are large complex pieces created from hundreds of strips of fabrics. The next, Markings, is a series of nine quilts in which the artist explores calligraphy. In the final series, Structures, the artist repeatedly places silk-screened images directly onto cloth, creating blocks of color. Featuring the works-in-progress alongside the finished artwork, this showcase provides fascinating insight into the artistic process.

Beyond the Crossroads

Beyond the Crossroads
Author: Adam Gussow
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781469633671
Available:
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Louise Carus Mahdi,Nancy Geyer Christopher,Michael Meade
Pages: 452
ISBN: 0812691903
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Open Court Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thinkers and activists from many orientations and traditions are now coming together to explore ways to reconstitute rites of passage as a form of community healing for our public and personal ills. Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of over fifty cutting-edge writings on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood. "In no uncertain terms, Crossroads opens our eyes to our responsibility to the adolescents who are now growing up without sacred rituals and hence without knowledge of spiritual roots in their culture. Many of the writers have first-hand experience and first-rate ideas of how to transform this cultural crisis. Crossroads also challenges us to integrate our own inner adolescent. Piercing insight with realistic hope " -- Marlon Woodman The Ravaged Bridegroom

At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads
Author: Jane T. Merritt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780807899892
Available:
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examining interactions between native Americans and whites in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania, Jane Merritt traces the emergence of race as the defining difference between these neighbors on the frontier. Before 1755, Indian and white communities in Pennsylvania shared a certain amount of interdependence. They traded skills and resources and found a common enemy in the colonial authorities, including the powerful Six Nations, who attempted to control them and the land they inhabited. Using innovative research in German Moravian records, among other sources, Merritt explores the cultural practices, social needs, gender dynamics, economic exigencies, and political forces that brought native Americans and Euramericans together in the first half of the eighteenth century. But as Merritt demonstrates, the tolerance and even cooperation that once marked relations between Indians and whites collapsed during the Seven Years' War. By the 1760s, as the white population increased, a stronger, nationalist identity emerged among both white and Indian populations, each calling for new territorial and political boundaries to separate their communities. Differences between Indians and whites--whether political, economic, social, religious, or ethnic--became increasingly characterized in racial terms, and the resulting animosity left an enduring legacy in Pennsylvania's colonial history.

God at the Crossroads of Worldviews

God at the Crossroads of Worldviews
Author: Paul Seungoh Chung
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780268100599
Available:
Release: 2016-10-22
Editor: University of Notre Dame Pess
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Debates about the existence of God persist but remain at an impasse between opposing answers. God at the Crossroads of Worldviews reframes the debate from a new perspective, characterizing the way these positions have been defined and defended not as wrong, per se, but rather as odd or awkward. Paul Chung begins with a general survey of the philosophical debate regarding the existence of God, particularly as the first cause, and how this involves a bewildering array of often-incommensurable positions that differ on the meaning of key concepts, criteria of justification, and even on where to start the discussion. According to Chung, these positions are in fact arguments both from and against larger, more comprehensive intellectual positions, which in turn comprise a set of rival "worldviews." Moreover, there is no neutral rationality completely independent of these worldviews and capable of resolving complex intellectual questions, such as that of the existence of God. Building from Alasdair MacIntyre's writings on rival intellectual traditions, Chung proposes that to argue about God, we must first stand at the "crossroads" of the different intellectual journeys of the particular rival worldviews in the debate, and that the "discovery" of such a crossroad itself constitutes an argument about the existence of God. Chung argues that this is what Thomas Aquinas accomplished in his Five Ways, which are often misunderstood as simple "proofs." From such crossroads, the debate may proceed toward a more fruitful exploration of the question of God's existence. Chung sketches out one such crossroad by suggesting ways in which Christianity and scientific naturalism can begin a mutual dialogue from a different direction. God at the Crossroads of Worldviews will be read by philosophers of religion, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and theologians and general readers interested in the new atheism debates.

Living at the Crossroads

Living at the Crossroads
Author: Michael W. Goheen,Craig G. Bartholomew
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780801031403
Available:
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A general introduction to Christian worldview.

Ten Thousand Crossroads

Ten Thousand Crossroads
Author: Balfour Mount
Pages: 458
ISBN: 0228003547
Available:
Release: 2020-09-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The personal journey of the physician who changed end of life care in North America.

Galapagos at the Crossroads

Galapagos at the Crossroads
Author: Carol Ann Bassett
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1426204027
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Natural History.

Education at the Crossroads

Education at the Crossroads
Author: Jacques Maritain
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0300001630
Available:
Release: 1943-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author, a modern Catholic writer-philosopher, sets forth his views on Christian education.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Kaleb Dahlgren
Pages: 296
ISBN: 144346287X
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspiring story of hope and resiliency On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured after a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck in a rural intersection. The tragedy moved millions of people to leave hockey sticks by their front door to show sympathy and support for the Broncos. People from more than eighty countries pledged millions of dollars to families whose relatives had been directly involved in the accident. Crossroads is the story of Kaleb Dahlgren, a young man who survived the bus crash and faced life after the tragedy with resiliency and positivity. In this chronicle of his time with the Broncos and the loving community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Dahlgren takes a hard look at his experience of unprecedented loss, but also revels in the overwhelming response and outpouring of love from across Canada and around the world. But this book also goes much deeper, revealing the adversity Dahlgren faced long before his time in Humboldt and his inspiring journey since the accident. From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes to his remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma that astounded medical professionals, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy. The author will donate a portion of his proceeds from this book to STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service).

Capitalism at the Crossroads

Capitalism at the Crossroads
Author: Stuart L. Hart
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0137042329
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Wharton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shows how environmental and recent economic crises have stemmed from failed corporate strategies and provides specific global solutions. * *Powerful new ways to improve business growth while also improving the quality of life. *Discusses the oil price spike, the world food shortage, and the sub-prime crisis as failed business strategies and provides detailed solutions. *New discussions of The Water Initiative (a start up company in Mexico focused on the underserved); and Enterprising Health (a similar US based project). The multiple economic crises of the past two years demonstrate more clearly than ever that the age of 'mercenary' capitalism is over: we must finally embark on a new age of sustainable, stakeholder-based capitalism. While enlightened executives and policymakers understand the critical need for change, few have tangible plans for making it happen. Stuart L. Hart, one of the world's leading experts on sustainable capitalism, presents clear roadmaps and strategies for identifying sustainable products and technologies that can drive new growth while also helping to solve today's key social and environmental problems. This edition contains * *Thoroughly updated case studies and examples. *Extensive coverage of incubating clean, green technologies at the 'base of the pyramid' and 'trickling them up' to the top. *A new Preface demonstrating how recent economic crises stem from unsustainable policies and strategies and what can be done about it. *New analyses of oil price spikes and the sub-prime crisis through the lens of sustainable capitalism. *Updates on breakthrough 'bottom of the pyramid' initiatives in the U.S. and beyond

The Crossroads

The Crossroads
Author: Alexandra Diaz
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781534414570
Available:
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the International Latino Book Award “An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” —Kirkus Reviews “Insightful, realistic picture...especially important reading for today’s children.” —Booklist “Fans of The Only Road will appreciate...while teachers and librarians may find the text useful to counter unsubstantiated myths about Central Americans fleeing to the US.” —School Library Journal Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road. After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can’t be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Ángela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place “home.” His real home is with his parents, abuela, and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself—a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can’t return home, but he’s not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you’re sin papeles—undocumented—like Jaime. When things look bleak, hope arrives from unexpected places: a quiet boy on the bus, a music teacher, an old ranch hand. With his sketchbook always close by, Jaime uses his drawings to show what it means to be a true citizen. Powerful and moving, this touching sequel to The Only Road explores overcoming homesickness, finding ways to connect despite a language barrier, and discovering what it means to start over in a new place that alternates between being wonderful and completely unwelcoming.

Dominoes at the Crossroads

Dominoes at the Crossroads
Author: Kaie Kellough
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1550655310
Available:
Release: 2020-01-20
Editor: Esplanade Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Dominoes at the Crossroads Kaie Kellough maps an alternate nation--one populated by Caribbean Canadians who hopscotch across the country. The characters navigate race, class, and coming-of-age. Seeking opportunity, some fade into the world around them, even as their minds hitchhike, dream, and soar. Some appear in different times and hemispheres, whether as student radicals, secret agents, historians, fugitive slaves, or jazz musicians. From the cobblestones of Montreal's Old Port through the foliage of a South American rainforest; from a basement in wartime Paris to a metro in Montréal during the October Crisis; Kellough's fierce imagination reconciles the personal and ancestral experience with the present moment, grappling with the abiding feeling of being elsewhere, even when here.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Pages: 592
ISBN: 037460519X
Available:
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America at the Crossroads

America at the Crossroads
Author: Francis Fukuyama,Professor of International Political Economy Francis Fukuyama
Pages: 226
ISBN: 0300113994
Available:
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a critique of the Bush Administration's Iraq policy, arguing that it stemmed from misconceptions about the realities of the situation in Iraq and a squandering of the goodwill of American allies following September 11th.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Mark Radcliffe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781786898166
Available:
Release: 2019-09-05
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Standing at the crossroads – the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil’s infamous meeting – Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal juncture. Aged sixty, he had just mourned the death of his father, only to be diagnosed with mouth and throat cancer. Together these events led Radcliffe to think about pivotal tracks in music and how the musicians who wrote and performed them had reached the crossroads that led to such epoch-changing music. Crossroads is a warm, intimate account of music and its power to transform our lives, as Radcliffe takes a personal journey through these key tracks.