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Steven Universe: End of an Era Book by ,

Steven Universe: End of an Era Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1683358724
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Summary: The official sequel to the bestselling Steven Universe: Art & Origins Steven Universe: End of an Era is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling behind-the-scenes companion book Steven Universe: Art & Origins. Showcasing new concept art, storyboards, background paintings, and exclusive interviews, End of an Era will update the history of the Emmy Award–winning series to cover season four through to the critically acclaimed ï¬?nale, “Change Your Mind,” and beyond. Fans can expect a special focus on creator and showrunner Rebecca Sugar’s elaborate process for creating the lore for the series, as she and the crew reveal how they discovered and developed the complete story arc for each character, as well as how they were able to design a show that so refreshingly captures and celebrates the experience of childhood. Steven Universe: End of an Era is a heartfelt send-off to one of the most progressive, imaginative, and beloved animated series of our time.

End of an Era Book by Carl Minzner

End of an Era Book
  • Author : Carl Minzner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0190672099
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Summary: China's reform era is ending. Core factors that characterized it-political stability, ideological openness, and rapid economic growth-are unraveling. Since the 1990s, Beijing's leaders have firmly rejected any fundamental reform of their authoritarian one-party political system, and on the surface, their efforts have been a success. But as Carl Minzner shows, a closer look at China's reform era reveals a different truth. Over the past three decades, a frozen political system has fueled both the rise of entrenched interests within the Communist Party itself, and the systematic underdevelopment of institutions of governance among state and society at large. Economic cleavages have widened. Social unrest has worsened. Ideological polarization has deepened. Now, to address these looming problems, China's leaders are progressively cannibalizing institutional norms and practices that have formed the bedrock of the regime's stability in the reform era. End of an Era explains how China arrived at this dangerous turning point, and outlines the potential outcomes that could result.

Steven Universe: Art & Origins Book by Chris McDonnell,Cartoon Network Enterprises, Inc.

Steven Universe: Art & Origins Book
  • Author : Chris McDonnell,Cartoon Network Enterprises, Inc.
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1683350839
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Summary: Steven Universe: Art & Origins is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. The eponymous Steven is a boy who—alongside his mentors, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl)—must learn to use his inherited powers to protect his home, Beach City, from the forces of evil. Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards, and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous written and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team’s process. Steven Universe: Art & Origins reveals how creator Rebecca Sugar, the writers, the animators, and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.

The End of an Era Book by James T. West

The End of an Era Book
  • Author : James T. West
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2001-05-24
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN Code: 1462804438
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Summary: The End of an Era was written shortly after my retirement from Lockheed. I felt strongly about the events during the L-1011 years. The demise of the program left me without a job. I guess that in some ways I resented that. I wanted to blame the programs failure on somebody. My first draft did just that. I did point fingers. I wrote about what I felt was incompetence. Luckily, I threw my first version out. My next version began with reciting the facts, as I knew them. I had been there when decisions were made. I had been a part of the management team. Or, maybe I hadnt. Dan Haughton ran the show. He frequently shuffled people in and out of the program. In some sense, I felt like an observer. I stood to the side as this went on. Everything about Lockheed was attuned to DOD business. Lockheed was at the forefront of technical advances. We knew how to fly faster, higher, and with the largest payload. We knew little if anything about commercial business. Dont get me wrong, we knew how to design and build a commercial airplane. We just didnt know how to relate that to customers and customer satisfaction. Airlines bought the L-1011 because it was the best one out there and in spite of Lockheed. My original title was My Story of the L-1011. It wasnt until I read that first complete manuscript that I realized I was talking about the end of an era. Lockheed and corporate America were experiencing the birth of the modern manager, the MBA. The manager of the engineering division didnt need to know engineering, he had an MBA. The lack of commercial experience, the exodus of the knowledgeable manager, and the birth of the MBA, with his network, spelled nothing but disaster. I have been criticized for ignoring the engineering aspects of the L-1011. The strongest criticism is that I missed the boat. I didnt cite the RB211s failure. Rolls-Royce inability to achieve the necessary thrust was the downfall of the L-1011. Rolls-Royce failed, went bankrupt, but Lockheed management failed in being ill prepared for the event. Dan Haughton rolled the dice and put the program at risk of the Roll-Royce failure. In the early stages of the planes development Dan eliminated the ability to fly with a GE or Pratt engine. Sure, it saved money but it also put the program completely at risk of Rolls performance. The failure of Rolls-Royce wasnt the cause nor was the man who picked the engine. Rolls-Royce offered the best deal, the best engine. We could evaluate the design and engineering but we were novices at international contracting. All of the price and payment clauses went out the window. They were as real as the magicians deck of cards. We were used to being at the edge of technology. Our country doesnt have the fastest and best in the air by being timid. Whats a common thread of this effort? Delays, budget overruns, redesigns, etc. A commercial plane doesnt stretch the technical boundary, its tried and true. After everything that happened, the fault has to lie with management, not one person in management but management. At Lockheed everyone wanted a seat at the table. Those at the table were different. They looked around and connected with each other because of the ivy league school they graduated from. They were the officers and deserved special treatment. They were part of the network. Its much like school. You quickly learn that classroom performance has a big influence on your grade. It starts in the first grade and continues well into university. It was prevalent at Lockheed. The problem was that in school you had the teacher correcting and demanding proof. At Lockheed, rarely was evidence demanded. Rarely did management question the facts. As the qualified and experienced retired, senior management had little feedback. The up and comer was the one first at the meeting and with a chair at the table. No one asked for his qualifications or where were the facts. A salesman would go on and on as to how hard it was. He added up the many days he was out of the country. No one asked him to name someone at the airline that he knew. Bottom line read the book. Its a part of history and a lesson in Management 101.

Japanese Whaling? Book by Arne Kalland,Brian Moeran

Japanese Whaling? Book
  • Author : Arne Kalland,Brian Moeran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-10-18
  • Category: Reference
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN Code: 113691689X
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Summary: This book gives a social anthropological account of whaling culture in Japan. When originally published this was the first comprehensive account in English of the history of Japanese whaling, showing how it has given rise to a particular culture. The volume discusses what happens when that culture is threatened. At the same time as explaining the work organization of those involved in whaling, the role of whaling companies in local and national economies, and the role of the whale in the establishment and maintenance of local community identity (ritual, food, gift-giving), the authors address the wider political and so-called "environmental" issues surrounding whaling in general, and Japanese whaling in particular.

The Pacer Family Book by Fred Kerr

The Pacer Family Book
  • Author : Fred Kerr
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2018-05-30
  • Category: Transportation
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN Code: 1526726947
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Summary: In the 1980s British Railways sought a cheap replacement for the ailing Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trainsets which saw the introduction of the Class 14x trainsets that became known as Pacers. These proved to be cheap to operate hence popular with the operators but less popular with the travelling public who found the rigid 4-wheel chassis provided a basic and uncomfortable ride.Fred Kerr, a life-long rail enthusiast and well-known railway photographer, became familiar with these trainsets when the Class 141 trainsets passed near to his parents house in Corby whilst being trialled between Derby and Bedford and, later, when the Class 142 trainsets appeared in his home town of Southport as part of the driver training programme for Wigan crews prior to working local services to Manchester.He has continued taking photographs of the Pacer trainsets, which he sees as part of the evolving traction changes, hence has a collection of images from the various stages of the Pacer history that forms the basis of this album. The images cover a wide variety of locations and, surprisingly, reveal little known facets of their life; the rarity of Class 141 trainsets initially provided with Workington Blue livery, the unusual operation of Newcastle-based trainsets on the Windermere branch and the wide variety of trainsets that have operated in his home county of Lancashire.The Pacer trainsets were introduced in the mid-1980s and will be withdrawn by 2020, due to their failure to meet the requirements of the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Interoperable Rail System) Regulation 2008. Fred Kerrs book chronicles their contribution, during their years of service, to the operation of railway services, many of which would otherwise have been closed without the availability of the cheap and cheerful Pacer trainsets. As they enter their final years of service, this album celebrates the many services that have been operated, the builders who supplied them and the operators who have used them on their services throughout the years.

The End Of An Era Book by Tony Benn

The End Of An Era Book
  • Author : Tony Benn
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN Code: 1446493385
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Summary: Tony Benn's final instalment of diaries centres on a decade which saw the disintegration of Eastern Europe, an unprecedented assault on the labour movement at home, the fall of Margaret Thatcher and the tragic war in the Gulf. It is a period which marks the peak of Tony Benn's reputation as a brilliant parliamentarian. This final volume of diaries gives us insight into an era of extraordinary international and domestic political life making it one of the most important political writings of our time.

End of an Era Book by Sparky Witte

End of an Era Book
  • Author : Sparky Witte
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2014-01-09
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN Code: 1491840226
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Summary: This is the true story of the History of the Demolition of the 2 Cooper River bridges . The Grace was complete in August,1929 and the Pearman was completed in 1966. They allowed traffic to flow between Charleston, South Carolina and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The Grace was built in 18 months, was a toll bridge and shortly after it was completed the country went into a deep depression. The Silas N. Pearman bridge was built to ease the high traffic demands that came with the growth of the area. It was a 3 lane bridge, where the Grace was 2 very narrow lanes. They were being replaced by a new higher span bridge named The Arthur Ravenel Bridge. A cable stay suspension bridge that is much higher for ships to travel underneath it better. The 2 Old Cooper River Bridge's we removed because they were rusting badly and obsolete. The contractor was Cashman/ Testa and they we responsible for the complete removal of all the steel and concrete above and below the water, up to 40 feet. Sparky Witte recorded the history of the removal for over 2 years. This is a coffee table book with the story and pictures of what took place during that time!

HMS Dido Book by HMS Dido Association

HMS Dido Book
  • Author : HMS Dido Association
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN Code: 1496992008
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Summary: The complete and concise history of a ship that served through World War II and became known as the Luckiest Ship in the Fleet as she was damaged only once by enemy action. The people of Bolton, a town in the north of England, collected £1.2m in one week of 1937, known as Warship Week. This was donated for the completion of HMS Dido. During her service, she gained battle honours at Crete, Sirte, Anzio, Salerno, South of France, Sicily and the Malta convoys. At the end of the war, not only did she fire the last shot of the war, but was also instrumental in accepting the surrender of the German Navy at Copenhagen in 1945. She carried the late queen mother to the Isle of Man, represented the Royal Navy at the funeral of King Christian of Denmark. Finally, she was the flagship of the reserve fleet at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation revue of 1953.

Russian Literature, 1988-1994 Book by Norman N. Shneidman

Russian Literature, 1988-1994 Book
  • Author : Norman N. Shneidman
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1995-12-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: 1442656077
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Summary: The collapse of the Soviet Union brought about radical changes in the Russian literary world. With the state's relinquishment of control over literary production, writers acquired freedom of expression and publication. State publishing houses, now self-supporting enterprises, stopped printing money-losing books and turned to foreign detective novels and erotic literature, effecting a considerable shift in popular taste. The writer, no longer a producer of ideology, has been recast as a struggling competitor in a free-market environment. Focusing on the current Russian literary scene, Russian Literature, 1988-1994 examines these recent changes. Beginning with a general overview of the political, intellectual, and social atmosphere in the country and its effect on artistic creativity, Shneidman surveys the period's literature. He considers the work of succeeding generations of prose fiction writers: the 'old guard,' the writers of the intermediate generation, and the younger authors of perestroika, whose works first appeared in print after Gorbachev's ascent to power. The writing of this last group is divided into three categories: novels written in the style of conventional Russian realism; works that combine realistic prose with modernist narrative techniques; and the body of work that constitutes Russian post-modernism. Exploring artistic and social issues in an integrated manner, the volume will be of interest not only to students of Russian literature but also to those concerned with the culture and social life of the former Soviet Union.

The Crash of 2008 and What it Means Book by George Soros

The Crash of 2008 and What it Means Book
  • Author : George Soros
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2009-01-15
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0786744936
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Summary: In the midst of one of the most serious financial upheavals since the Great Depression, George Soros, the legendary financier and philanthropist, writes about the origins of the crisis and proposes a set of policies that should be adopted to confront it. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled, places the crisis in the context of his decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom and bust cycles that now dominate global economic activity. In a concise essay that combines practical insight with philosophical depth, Soros makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great credit crisis and its implications for our nation and the world.

End of History and the Last Man Book by Francis Fukuyama

End of History and the Last Man Book
  • Author : Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-03-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1416531785
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Summary: Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

The End of an Era : India Exists Tibet (India Tibet Relations 1947-1962) Part 4 Book by Claude Arpi

The End of an Era : India Exists Tibet (India Tibet Relations 1947-1962) Part 4 Book
  • Author : Claude Arpi
  • Publisher : Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN Code: 9389620732
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Summary: Volume 4 (1958-62) looks into the last years of the Indian presence in Tibet. Delhi was living in a dream world; the reports from Lhasa should have alerted the government and at least opened the eyes of the Indian intelligence agencies; it was not to be the case. The closure of the Indian Consulate in Lhasa in mid-December 1962 was the last straw; a few months earlier the Indian Trade Agencies in Yatung, Gyantse and Gartok had ceased to exist, bringing down the curtain on India’s presence in Tibet. An era had come to an end; Mao’s China did not want any Indians in ‘its’ new colony; a sense of jealousy towards India prevailed. Beijing clearly resented the existence of an age-old civilizational relation between India and Tibet and the goodwill of the Tibetans for India.

The End of an Era Book by Clyde W. Johnson

The End of an Era Book
  • Author : Clyde W. Johnson
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-12
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN Code: 146918351X
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Summary: This book is a description of life on a family farm and small town in Indiana in the 1940s and 50s. A history and genealogy for my family, and a description of my life as a family physician in Idaho and California is included. Many photos of ancestors are included.

The End of an Era Book by James T. West

The End of an Era Book
  • Author : James T. West
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2001-05-24
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN Code: 1462804438
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Summary: The End of an Era was written shortly after my retirement from Lockheed. I felt strongly about the events during the L-1011 years. The demise of the program left me without a job. I guess that in some ways I resented that. I wanted to blame the programs failure on somebody. My first draft did just that. I did point fingers. I wrote about what I felt was incompetence. Luckily, I threw my first version out. My next version began with reciting the facts, as I knew them. I had been there when decisions were made. I had been a part of the management team. Or, maybe I hadnt. Dan Haughton ran the show. He frequently shuffled people in and out of the program. In some sense, I felt like an observer. I stood to the side as this went on. Everything about Lockheed was attuned to DOD business. Lockheed was at the forefront of technical advances. We knew how to fly faster, higher, and with the largest payload. We knew little if anything about commercial business. Dont get me wrong, we knew how to design and build a commercial airplane. We just didnt know how to relate that to customers and customer satisfaction. Airlines bought the L-1011 because it was the best one out there and in spite of Lockheed. My original title was My Story of the L-1011. It wasnt until I read that first complete manuscript that I realized I was talking about the end of an era. Lockheed and corporate America were experiencing the birth of the modern manager, the MBA. The manager of the engineering division didnt need to know engineering, he had an MBA. The lack of commercial experience, the exodus of the knowledgeable manager, and the birth of the MBA, with his network, spelled nothing but disaster. I have been criticized for ignoring the engineering aspects of the L-1011. The strongest criticism is that I missed the boat. I didnt cite the RB211s failure. Rolls-Royce inability to achieve the necessary thrust was the downfall of the L-1011. Rolls-Royce failed, went bankrupt, but Lockheed management failed in being ill prepared for the event. Dan Haughton rolled the dice and put the program at risk of the Roll-Royce failure. In the early stages of the planes development Dan eliminated the ability to fly with a GE or Pratt engine. Sure, it saved money but it also put the program completely at risk of Rolls performance. The failure of Rolls-Royce wasnt the cause nor was the man who picked the engine. Rolls-Royce offered the best deal, the best engine. We could evaluate the design and engineering but we were novices at international contracting. All of the price and payment clauses went out the window. They were as real as the magicians deck of cards. We were used to being at the edge of technology. Our country doesnt have the fastest and best in the air by being timid. Whats a common thread of this effort? Delays, budget overruns, redesigns, etc. A commercial plane doesnt stretch the technical boundary, its tried and true. After everything that happened, the fault has to lie with management, not one person in management but management. At Lockheed everyone wanted a seat at the table. Those at the table were different. They looked around and connected with each other because of the ivy league school they graduated from. They were the officers and deserved special treatment. They were part of the network. Its much like school. You quickly learn that classroom performance has a big influence on your grade. It starts in the first grade and continues well into university. It was prevalent at Lockheed. The problem was that in school you had the teacher correcting and demanding proof. At Lockheed, rarely was evidence demanded. Rarely did management question the facts. As the qualified and experienced retired, senior management had little feedback. The up and comer was the one first at the meeting and with a chair at the table. No one asked for his qualifications or where were the facts. A salesman would go on and on as to how hard it was. He added up the many days he was out of the country. No one asked him to name someone at the airline that he knew. Bottom line read the book. Its a part of history and a lesson in Management 101.

A B C Club: End of an Era Book by Sunny W

A B C Club: End of an Era Book
  • Author : Sunny W
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1483443507
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Summary: The disease of alcohol and drug addiction affects millions of people—some of whom are willing to acknowledge their addiction and therefore seek recovery. The nature of the disease is so crippling that the individual has to either find recovery or else be left with two dreadful options: physical and mental instability or death. ABC Club—End of an Era describes the history of a safe place where recovering addicts and alcoholics lived while pursuing sobriety, and it focuses on the many interactions and idiosyncrasies of each personality with interviews and other first-hand accounts. Two people operated the treatment center for over thirty-five years, Danny and Helen Leahy—a crusty, down to earth, no-nonsense man and a beautiful, soft, warm and gentle woman. The result was that these two very different people with their different personalities were able to have countless numbers of people utilize recovery and thus learn about a new way of life at the ABC Club.

Europe 1945–1990s Book by Antonio Varsori

Europe 1945–1990s Book
  • Author : Antonio Varsori
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-27
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN Code: 1349236896
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Summary: The book, which is the outcome of an international conference held under the auspices of the University of Florence, aims at sketching out, through the contributions by distinguished scholars from various nationalities, the origins and characteristics of the system which has been imposed on Europe between the end of the Second World War and the mid-1950s, as well as at analysing the most important consequences of the events which, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the 'end of the cold war', have radically transformed the European scene.

Angry White Men Book by Michael Kimmel

Angry White Men Book
  • Author : Michael Kimmel
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 156858962X
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Summary: "Kimmel has made a career out of being what you might call a man-translator."-The Atlantic The white American male voter is alive and well--and angry as hell. Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men--from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students--in pursuit of a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage. Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social, and political shifts that have transformed the American landscape: Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and tenaciously clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them. The election of Donald Trump proved that angry white men can still change the course of history. Here, Kimmel argues that we must consider the rage of this "forgotten" group and create solutions that address the concerns of all Americans.

Coal Camp Kids Book by Margie J Pittman

Coal Camp Kids Book
  • Author : Margie J Pittman
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN Code: 1491820381
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Summary: Coal Miners from the forties and fifties were a special kind of people. The community of the camps they lived in instilled value and culture that is lacking in today’s world. The “Coal Camp Kids” and “Teens” aren’t kids any more. Most of them have great grandchildren. “Coal Camp Kids, The End of an Era” catches up with the “Kids” today, and tells how they are passing on their values. The process creates some amusing circumstances. As you read, find out: Who got a phone call from Jesus, why were Bonnie and Margie on a four wheeler, who told David Pittman, “That’s how they do it on TV,” Why was Ruby Bartley so embarrassed, who thought they might need a good talking to, what did Karen shower everyone with, who got a standing ovation, what did Billie pray for, who is afraid of a thunderstorm, who thinks they would get a rush from a tornado, what got Paula tickled on the elevator, why was Joshua splashing in the tub, and who was interested in Margie’s twelve string? Explore the joys and heartaches that fill our everyday lives in the West Virginia Mountains. “The End of an Era” completes the trilogy.

The End of an Era? Robert Mugabe and a Conflicting Legacy Book by Munyaradzi, Mawere,Marongwe, Ngonidzashe

The End of an Era? Robert Mugabe and a Conflicting Legacy Book
  • Author : Munyaradzi, Mawere,Marongwe, Ngonidzashe
  • Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
  • Release Date : 2018-11-17
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN Code: 9956550868
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Summary: Arguably, one of the most polarising figures in modern times has been Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the former President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The mere mentioning of his name raises a lot of debate and often times vicious, if not irreconcilable differences, both in Zimbabwe and beyond. In an article titled: ‘Lessons of Zimbabwe’, Mahmood Mamdani succinctly captures the polarity thus: ‘It is hard to think of a figure more reviled in the West than Robert Mugabe… and his land reform measures, however harsh, have won him considerable popularity, not just in Zimbabwe but throughout southern Africa.’ This, together with his recent ‘stylised’ ouster, speaks volumes to his conflicted legacy. The divided opinion on Mugabe’s legacy can broadly be represented, first, by those who consider him as a champion of African liberation, a Pan-Africanist, an unmatched revolutionary and an avid anti-imperialist who, literally, ‘spoke the truth’ to Western imperialists. On the other end of the spectrum are those who – seemingly paying scant regard to the predicament of millions of black Zimbabweans brutally dispossessed of their land and human dignity since the Rhodesian days – have differentially characterised Mugabe as a rabid black fascist, an anti-white racist, an oppressor, and a dictator. Drawing on all these opinions and characterisations, the chapters ensconced in this volume critically reflect on the personality, leadership style and contributions of Robert Mugabe during his time in office, from 1980 to November 2017. The volume is timely in view of the current contested transition in Zimbabwe, and with regard to the ongoing consultations on the Land Question in neighbouring South Africa. It is a handy and richly documented text for students and practitioners in political science, African studies, economics, policy studies, development studies, and global studies.