The Fiddler In The Subway

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Author: Gene Weingarten
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181607
Size: 28.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: GENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O. HENRY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM Simply the best storyteller around, Weingarten describes the world as you think it is before revealing how it actually is—in narratives that are by turns hilarious, heartwarming, and provocative, but always memorable. Millions of people know the title piece about violinist Joshua Bell, which originally began as a stunt: What would happen if you put a world-class musician outside a Washington, D.C., subway station to play for spare change? Would anyone even notice? The answer was no. Weingarten’s story went viral, becoming a widely referenced lesson about life lived too quickly. Other classic stories—the one about “The Great Zucchini,” a wildly popular but personally flawed children’s entertainer; the search for the official “Armpit of America”; a profile of the typical American nonvoter—all of them reveal as much about their readers as they do their subjects.

One Day

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Author: Gene Weingarten
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698135598
Size: 40.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: “One of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years”—Slate On New Year’s Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day—chosen completely at random—turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing. That Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s turned out to be filled with comedy, tragedy, implausible irony, cosmic comeuppances, kindness, cruelty, heroism, cowardice, genius, idiocy, prejudice, selflessness, coincidence, and startling moments of human connection, along with evocative foreshadowing of momentous events yet to come. Lives were lost. Lives were saved. Lives were altered in overwhelming ways. Many of these events never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people. They were utterly compelling. One Day asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as “ordinary” when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily, daunting challenge of being human.

Leading At The Strategic Level In An Uncertain World

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Author: James William Browning
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 15.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Corporate culture
Languages : en
Pages : 545
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Book Description: The fundamental nature of a leader's work changes at the strategic level. Leaders currently working as strategic leaders or those aspiring to become strategic leaders must gain a fine appreciation for the effort and skills required at the strategic level. Moreover, they need to develop and hone their personal dimensions (including conceptual, social, and behavioral capacities; individual traits, attitudes and characteristics; and technical skills and business acumen), and acquire the new knowledge essential for success at the strategic level. This book is intended to help develop strategic leaders in each of these personal dimensions.

Paying The Fiddler

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Author: Lillian Mortimer
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 75.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 108
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The Atlantic Monthly

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Size: 35.21 MB
Format: PDF
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Fiddler On Pantico Run

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Author: Joe Mozingo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451627610
Size: 72.58 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: In this gorgeously written and “vividly fascinating” (Elle) account, a prize-winning journalist digs deep into his ancestry looking for the origins of his unusual last name and discovers that he comes from one of America’s earliest mixed-race families. “My dad’s family was a mystery,” writes journalist Joe Mozingo, having grown up with only rumors about where his father’s family was from—Italy, France, the Basque Country. But when a college professor told the blue-eyed Californian that his family name may have come from sub-Saharan Africa, Mozingo set out on an epic journey to uncover the truth. He soon discovered that all Mozingos in America, including his father’s line, appeared to have descended from a black man named Edward Mozingo who was brought to America as a slave in 1644 and, after winning his freedom twenty-eight years later, became a tenant tobacco farmer, married a white woman, and fathered one of the country’s earliest mixed-race family lineages. Tugging at the buried thread of his origins, Joe Mozingo has unearthed a saga that encompasses the full sweep of America’s history and lays bare the country’s tortured and paradoxical experience with race. Haunting and beautiful, Mozingo’s memoir paints a world where the lines based on color are both illusory and life altering. He traces his family line from the ravages of the slave trade to the mixed-race society of colonial Virginia and through the brutal imposition of racial laws.

The Fiddler Now Upspoke

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Size: 76.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Singers
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Old Time Herald

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Size: 14.47 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Folk music
Languages : en
Pages :
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