books about: remaking
An Alternative Path: The Making and Remaking of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital
Rutgers University Press
When Hahnemann Medical College was founded in Philadelphia in 1848, it was the only institution in the world to offer an M. D. degree in homeopathy, a therapeutic and intellectual alternative to orthodox medicine. This institutional history situates Hahnemann in the broader context of American social changes and chronicles its continual remaking in response to the rise of corporate medicine and constant changes in the Philadelphia ...
Second Takes: Remaking Film, Remaking America
Second Takes: Remaking Film, Remaking America presents the history of English language cinema by focusing on cinematic remakes and on how cinema has been replaced by new forms of "media." Remakes, with their innate plurality, offer the most substance for concentrated cultural analysis of how movies reflect and shape American culture. Applying psychoanalysis, media and communication theory, and gender and sexuality studies to the archetypes and ...
44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World
At a time when most Westerners fled the carnage in Iran, David Burnett was one of the few to stay and document the breathtakingly sudden fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in December 1978, and the chaotic political maneuvering that would culminate in the triumph of the Ayatollahs and the birth of the Islamic Republic. 44 Days re-creates a coup that led to our long hostage crisis, President Jimmy Carter’s political demise, and an enmity ...
Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War
Audible Studios, 2013
Surge is an insider's view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War. After exploring the dynamics of the war during its first three years, the book takes the listener on a journey to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the controversial new U.S. Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency doctrine was developed; to Washington, D.C., and the halls of the Pentagon, where the Joint Chiefs of Staff struggled to understand the conflict; to the streets of ...
(Re)MAKING LOVE: a sex after sixty story
Mary L. Tabor
Outer Banks Publishing Group
When Mary L. Tabor’s husband of 21 years announced, “I need to live alone,” she cratered and turned to the only comfort she had left: her writing. What resulted was (Re)MAKING LOVE: a sex after sixty story, a fresh, witty, funny and brutally honest memoir of everything she felt and did during her long journey back to happiness. This deeply personal account of her saga takes the reader from Washington, DC to Missouri to Australia through ...
Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids' Clothes Reuse, recycle, repurpose, restyle
C&T Publishing / Stash Books
In this how-to book, author Disney Powless proves that whether it’s ripped, stained, too small, or out of season, nothing is lost when it comes to a child’s wardrobe. Little Fixes , a step-by-step guide to refashioning children’s clothes, in sizes ranging from toddler to teen, features 54 simple restyling tutorials. With some basic sewing skills and a little imagination, you’ll soon find yourself having fun reviving any garment. Your ...
The Best in Us: People, Profit, and the Remaking of Modern Leadership
We have lost sight of the big picture, forgetting that success cannot be measured in profit alone. This narrow focus, particularly from our political and corporate leaders, is one of the primary reasons for our continuing economic crisis. We need a fresh approach to leadership to turn things around. This new leadership must focus on the people who help generate the profits in addition to the profits themselves. In our hyper-connected world of ...
Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
Christopher M. Schroeder
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship. As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, ...
MEGACHANGE: How Today's Leading Companies Have Transformed Their Workforces
William F. Joyce
In the last decade, organizations have spent billions of dollars on attempts to improve productivity. But while 85 percent of U.S.-based corporations engaged in some form of restructuring, most of these changes failed. Indeed, 44 percent of the companies reported that the situation actually worsened. The reason, explains William Joyce, is that traditional methods for designing and changing organizations have been based on an assumption of human ...
The New Global Leaders: Richard Branson, Percy Barnevik, David Simon and the Remaking of International ...
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Spend some time with three of today's most noted business pioneers and share their secrets for achieving international success. The New Global Leaders takes readers into the private worlds of Asea Brown Boveri's Percy Barnevik, Virgin founder Richard Branson, and British Petroleum titan David Simon to provide rare and candid profiles of how these charismatic leaders have redefined organizational growth and development in the latter 20th century. ...
Building from Belief: Advance, Retreat, and Compromise in the Remaking of Catholic Church Architecture
Michael E. DeSanctis
Donald W. Trautman
Imagine what Sundays in a parish could be if worshiping communities are assured that the liturgy in their spaces might be a foretaste of the heavenly liturgy. Or what town-hall meetings could also be in a place where parish committees are inspired to know that they can be the instruments of truth and beauty. The essays in Building from Belief focus on Catholic church architecture and invite those who are involved in the creation of worship ...
The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century
University of California Press
Zeynep Çelik examines the changing face of Istanbul during the period when European cultural and economic influence intensified, integrating architectural analysis with discussion of broader issues of urban design and historical change.
Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the Twenty-First Century
Harold Kwalwasser has put together a call to action for education reform that makes a clear case for what has to be done in order to educate all children to their full potential. He visited forty high-performing and transforming school districts, charters, parochial, and private schools to understand why they have succeeded where others have failed. The analysis in Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the Twenty-First Century brings ...
Religion and State: The Muslim Approach to Politics
L. Carl. Brown
Columbia University Press
If Westerners know a single Islamic term, it is likely to be jihad, the Arabic word for "holy war." The image of Islam as an inherently aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed in the West and can at times appear to be substantiated by current events. L. Carl Brown challenges this conventional wisdom with a fascinating historical overview of the relationship between religious and political life in the Muslim world ranging from ...
Sweet & Simple Handmade: 25 Projects to Sew, Stitch, Knit & Upcycle for Children
Stash Books, 2013
Whether you stitch up a pair of cute baby shoes, knit a clever cardigan, or upcycle adult sweaters into children's sweaters, Sweet & Simple Handmade Melissa Wastney has something for all the little ones in your life. This how-to book features 25 adorable—and very practical—projects designed for babies and young children up to age 10. Inside you'll find reusable patterns, detailed instructions, and endless inspiration for garments, bags, ...
The Quickening of America: Rebuilding Our Nation, Remaking Our Lives
I highly recommAnd Quickening as an extremely useful and practical guide. It reaffirms that personal and social change are intertwined; that each of us counts; that our lives do make a difference; and that, through involvement and by developing our skills, we can make an even greater difference. --ReverAnd Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition An antidote to cynicism . . . an essential 'how-to' manual for anyone ...
Remaking Wormsloe Plantation: The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape (Environmental History and ...
Drew A. Swanson
University of Georgia Press
Why do we preserve certain landscapes while developing others without restraint? Drew A. Swanson’s in-depth look at Wormsloe plantation, located on the salt marshes outside of Savannah, Georgia, explores that question while revealing the broad historical forces that have shaped the lowcountry South. Wormsloe is one of the most historic and ecologically significant stretches of the Georgia coast. It has remained in the hands of one family from ...
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