Us

Us
Author: David Nicholls
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062365606
Available:
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together—and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart. Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date . . . and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn’t be worse. Hoping to encourage her son’s artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas’s endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls’s gifted hands, Douglas’s odyssey brings Europe—from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafés of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona—to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?

Nothing About Us Without Us

Nothing About Us Without Us
Author: James I. Charlton
Pages: 197
ISBN: 0520224817
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Release: 2000-08-30
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A study of the global oppression of people with disabilities and the international movement that has recently emerged to resist it ... A theoretical overview of disability oppression that shows its similarities to, and differences from, racism, sexism, and colonialism."--Jacket.

The Alchemy of Us

The Alchemy of Us
Author: Ainissa Ramirez
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780262542265
Available:
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Materials science, wedged as it is between the ... fields of chemistry and physics, teaches us that everything in our world is due to the interactions of atoms. If you can find out how they interact to make up the physical world, then you can also change the way that atoms act to make them do new things and, as we develop new materials, we discover that materials and humans are constantly being molded by each other. [This book] shows how materials were shaped by inventors, but also how those materials shaped culture ... Particularly, [it] highlights how quartz clocks, steel rails, copper cables, silver photographic films, carbon light bulb filaments, magnetic disks, glass labware, and silicon chips radically altered how we interact, connect, convey, capture, see, share, discover, and think"--

The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us
Author: Heather McGhee
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780525509578
Available:
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: One World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color. “This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

U S Tax Cases

U S  Tax Cases
Author: Commerce Clearing House
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:49015002879741
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Decisions originally reported currently in Standard federal tax service, Federal estate and gift tax service, and Federal excise tax reports.

U S WOCE Implementation Plan

U S  WOCE Implementation Plan
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015047938090
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Confidential U S State Department Central Files

Confidential U S  State Department Central Files
Author: United States. Department of State
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015088948727
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here also are the documents that tell what the U.S. State Department knew about the repressive nature of the shah's rule and the degree of popular support he enjoyed. Martial law, imposed after Mohammad Mosaddeq's overthrow in 1953, was maintained until 1957. As the collection details, the shah continued to exercise strict political controls even after ending martial law. In 1955, Iran entered the Baghdad Pact with Britain, Iraq, Turkey, and Pakistan. In March 1959, Iran signed a bilateral defense agreement with the United States. The Central Files offer insights into the shah's desire for close relations with the United States-which resulted in these alliances-and into his requests for U.S. military and economic aid.

U S News World Report

U S  News   World Report
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X030287536
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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U S Army Register

U S  Army Register
Author: United States Department of the Army
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019573802
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Confidential U S State Department Central Files

Confidential U S  State Department Central Files
Author: United States. Department of State
Pages: 21
ISBN: UOM:39015089076866
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Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Japanese Financial Policies and the U S Trade Deficit

Japanese Financial Policies and the U S  Trade Deficit
Author: Stephen E. Haynes,Michael M. Hutchison,Raymond Frech Mikesell
Pages: 30
ISBN: UCSC:32106011039861
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Release: 1986
Editor: Princeton Univ International Economics
Language: en

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Census of U S Civil Aircraft

Census of U S  Civil Aircraft
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU07117990
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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U S Camera

U S  Camera
Author: Tom Maloney
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015033432330
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Analytical Studies for the U S Environmental Protection Agency Pesiticide decision making

Analytical Studies for the U S  Environmental Protection Agency  Pesiticide decision making
Author: National Research Council (U.S.)
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015077151986
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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U S WOCE Planning Report

U S  WOCE Planning Report
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSD:31822009745050
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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IAS US GAAP Comparison

IAS US GAAP Comparison
Author: David Cook
Pages: 745
ISBN: CORNELL:31924096154939
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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U S Defense Spending

U S  Defense Spending
Author: Carol Chambers Collins
Pages: 248
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120707869
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bulletin of the U S Antarctic Projects Officer

Bulletin of the U S  Antarctic Projects Officer
Author: United States. Antarctic Projects Office
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015035844920
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Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Foreign Investor s Guide to U S Real Estate

The Foreign Investor s Guide to U S  Real Estate
Author: Jeremy D. Smith
Pages: 435
ISBN: STANFORD:36105044302607
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guide designed to help the foreign investor understand the basic legal, financial and tax considerations involved in acquiring real estate in the U.S., and to help the investor's U.S. advisors clarify the intricacies of U.S. real estate transactions for their clients. Contents include: a framework for investors, the U.S. legal system, dealing with advisors, ownership interests & forms of ownership, U.S. tax considerations (including immigration, foreign exchange risk protection, environmental law).

Us Against You

Us Against You
Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1501160796
Available:
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Atria Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Instant New York Times Bestseller! The author of A Man Called Ove returns with “a lyrical look at how a community heals, how families recover, and how individuals grow” (The Washington Post). “Fans of Backman will not be disappointed. His work continues to amaze and captivate, enlighten and thrill.” —Shelf Awareness A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that their town’s ice hockey club might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact. But the arrival of a newcomer gives Beartown hockey a chance at a comeback. Soon a team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; always dutiful and eager-to-please Bobo; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a huge challenge, especially as the town’s enmity with Hed grows more and more acute as the big game approaches. By the time the last goal is scored, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after everything, the game they love can ever return to something as simple and innocent as a field of ice, two nets, and two teams. Us against you. Here is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that give form and color to our communities. With immense compassion and insight, Fredrik Backman reveals how loyalty, friendship, and kindness can carry a town through its most challenging days.