Crazy Brave A Memoir

Crazy Brave  A Memoir PDF Book Detail Author: Joy Harjo
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393083896
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
A “raw and honest” (Los Angeles Review of Books) memoir from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a haunting, visionary memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice.

Summary of Joy Harjo s Crazy Brave

Summary of Joy Harjo s Crazy Brave PDF Book Detail Author: Everest Media,
Publisher: Everest Media LLC
ISBN: 1669351742
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 18

Book Description
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I heard my mother singing along with the radio, and I was drawn to her road in the world. She was a Creek Indian woman, and her singing attracted me to her life. She had what seemed to be a perpetual longing in her heart. #2 The song that my mother was singing when I saw her walking the floor at midnight was a heartbreak ballad. I saw her walk the floor after hearing her song, and I knew that her love would not keep him out of the arms of other women. #3 I was born into a family of tribal leaders. My father didn’t know what he wanted, so he asked my mother to have a baby. She wanted a son, but my father preferred a daughter. #4 My father’s family was wealthy because of the family’s allotted lands in Indian Territory. When Oklahoma became a state, the family’s lands were part of the oil gusher known as the Glenn Pool.

Your Job Survival Guide

Your Job Survival Guide PDF Book Detail Author: Gregory Shea PhD
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132704205
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Book Description
Selected by IBM Competitive Edge Book Club Selection. "The beauty of this book on top of its life-saving timeliness is its capacity to give the reader concrete steps to live the good life and enjoy it. The book made me understand that work can be more fun than fun.” –Warren Bennis, Ph.D., University Professor, University of Southern California, coauthor, Judgment: How Great Leaders Make Winning Calls and Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor Change. It’s your job. It just won’t stop. It’s relentless. It keeps coming at you like never-ending rapids in a permanent whitewater river. Change will burn you out if you don’t learn how to handle it. This book is not, however, about mere survival. It is about thriving amidst the challenges of your permanent whitewater world at work. •Protect your career, improve your resilience, and seize the opportunities in turbulent times •Take charge, learn to pace yourself, set your own course, and lead others in ad-hoc teams •Ride the rapids and rediscover play and adventure in today’s demanding work environment •Learn from research and the experiences of hundreds of professionals in industries from energy to telecommunications to financial services to health care There’s nothing abstract or cute about the way this book talks about change: This is practical, grounded knowledge for managing your life in a business world that’s churning with change. Gregory Shea, Ph.D. and Robert Gunther show how to keep your working life on course instead of being pushed beyond your limits...find fun and fulfillment...regroup and rebound from failure...protect yourself from events you can’t predict...take charge of your life, an your future!

Telegraphies

Telegraphies PDF Book Detail Author: Kay Yandell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190901063
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
Telegraphies explores literatures envisioning the literary, societal, even the perceived metaphysical effects of various cultures' telecommunications technologies, to argue that nineteenth-century Americans tested in the virtual realm new theories of self, place, nation, and god. The book opens by discussing such Native American telecommunications technologies as smoke signals and sign language chains, to challenge common notions that long-distance speech practices emerged only in conjunction with capitalist industrialization. Kay Yandell analyzes the cultural interactions and literary productions that arose as Native telegraphs worked with and against European American telecommunications systems across nineteenth-century America. Into this conversation Telegraphies integrates visions of Morse's electromagnetic telegraph, with its claim to speak new, coded words and to send bodiless, textless prose instantly across the miles. Such writers as Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and Ella Cheever Thayer crafted memoirs, poetic odes, and novels that envision how the birth of instantaneous communication across a vast continent forever alters the way Americans speak, write, build community, and conceive of the divine. While some writers celebrated far-speaking technologies as conduits of a metaphysical Manifest Destiny to overspread America's primitive cultures, others revealed how telecommunication could empower previously silenced voices to range free in the disembodied virtual realm, even as bodies remained confined by race, class, gender, disability, age, or geography. Ultimately, Telegraphies broadens the way literary scholars conceive of telecommunications technologies while providing a rich understanding of similarities between literatures often considered to have little in common.

Deadline Artists Scandals Tragedies Triumphs

Deadline Artists   Scandals  Tragedies   Triumphs PDF Book Detail Author: John Avlon
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 1468304038
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
An anthology of newspaper columns from the 19th century to the present—“engaging eyewitness pieces [that] elicit admiration, wonder and gasps of surprise” (Kirkus Reviews). Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns drew together some of the finest examples of America’s greatest unsung literary form: the newspaper column. In this new Deadline Artists collection, some of America’s greatest journalists take on the stories of scandal, tragedy, triumph, and tribute that have defined the spirit of their age. This is history written in the present tense, offering high drama and enduring wisdom. Walk with Jack London in the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake or grieve with Walt Whitman over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Watch as Watergate unfolds, sex scandals explode, the Twin Towers collapse, and winning home runs capture the thrill of a comeback capped with a World Series victory. Contributors include: Jack London, H.L. Mencken, Dorothy Thompson, Richard Wright, Damon Runyon, Shirley Povich, Murray Kempton, Mike Ryoko, Ruben Salazar, Mary McGrory, Mike Barnicle, Molly Ivins, Pete Hamill, Carl Hiaasen, Nicholas Kristof, Leonard Pitts, Steve Lopez, Peggy Noonan, and Mitch Albom.

Native American Women Leaders

Native American Women Leaders PDF Book Detail Author: Edward J. Rielly
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476645752
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 267

Book Description
There is insufficient recognition given to Native American women, many of whom have made enormous contributions to their respective tribal nations and to the broader United States. The 14 stories in this book are representative of the countless Native American women who have excelled as leaders (including Debra Haaland and her history-making role as Secretary of the Interior). They come from across the centuries and from a range of tribal nations, and represent a wide range of society, including politics, the arts, health care, business, education, wellness, feminism, environmentalism, and social activism. Most of these women have made their mark in more than one area. Each chapter includes personal biographical and public life information. Some of the women have given us much in writing, including memoirs, while others have left behind little or nothing written. Even in the absence of their own words, though, their actions still speak eloquently.

Wings of Fire The Dark Secret

Wings of Fire  The Dark Secret PDF Book Detail Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407147838
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends? Starflight has always wanted to see his home -- but he's also been afraid of his fellow NightWings. Starflight is the smartest of the dragonets... but is he brave enough to speak up?

The Great Good Summer

The Great Good Summer PDF Book Detail Author: Liz Garton Scanlon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481411489
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
Twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program's scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that's full of surprises.

Pretty shield

Pretty shield PDF Book Detail Author: Frank Bird Linderman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803280250
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 148

Book Description
Pretty-shield, the legendary medicine woman of the Crows, remembered what life was like on the Plains when the buffalo were still plentiful. A powerful healer who was forceful, astute, and compassionate, Pretty-shield experienced many changes as her formerly mobile people were forced to come to terms with reservation life in the late nineteenth century. ø Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using sign language. The lives, responsibilities, and aspirations of Crow women are vividly brought to life in these pages as Pretty-shield recounts her life on the Plains of long ago. She speaks of the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the work of the girls and women?setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, and cooking. Through her eyes we come to understand courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and other facets of Crow womanhood. Alma Snell and Becky Matthews provide a new preface to this edition.

Days Like These

Days Like These PDF Book Detail Author: Michael Gurr
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522852820
Category : Dramatists, Australian
Languages : en
Pages : 285

Book Description
This memoir by a leading Australian playwright casts a shrewd eye over Australian culture and politics. Michael Gurr has written, directed and acted. He's also been a political activist, for causes such as asylum seekers in Australia. He's worked with the Australian Labor Party as a speech writer. He has won a number of awards, including four state Literary Awards for Drama. The diary meshes the personal with the politicalandmdash;from the Dismissal in 1975, through the rise of economic rationalism, net culture, and globalisation to the transformed Australia of 2006. As a playwright and activist, Michael Gurr has been a close observer of Australian politics and culture for more than twenty years. Days Like These is his personal account of a writer's evolution against the backdrop of a changing nation: a clear-eyed, often darkly humorous riff on how the times have come to be out of joint. Michael Gurr is the recipient of four State Literary Awards for Drama in NSW and Victoria. His work has been produced Australia-wide and in the UK and the USA. He was speechwriter for Steve Bracks in the campaign that returned the ALP to power in Victoria in 1999.

The Princeton Anthology of Writing

The Princeton Anthology of Writing PDF Book Detail Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691086818
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 373

Book Description
An extraordinary anthology of writings by fifty-nine outstanding nonfiction writers who have held the Ferris and McGraw professorships at Princeton includes James Gleick's essay on technology, Roger Mudd on the media, Gina Kolata on Fermat's last theorem, and works by Harrison Salisbury, Christopher Wren, Lucinda Frank, David K. Shipler, and others. Simultaneous.

Making It Work at Work

Making It Work at Work PDF Book Detail Author: Alan Lurie
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133087344
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 925

Book Description
Master Powerful Ways to Find Purpose, Fulfillment, and Greatness at Work! Four great books show you how to find purpose, fulfillment, and greatness at work--no matter where you work or how fast your workplace is changing! Imagine the leaders of one of New York’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear…the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Wouldn’t you like to hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie’s deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face--at work and in life. Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to help us answer our deepest questions, comfort our deepest yearnings, and become better people: more connected to each other and to the Greater Purpose. Next, in Touchdown! Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business (and Life), Dr. Kevin Elko shows how to build your success one brick at a time…so when it happens, it happens huge. America’s #1 performance consultant, Elko shares all he’s learned working with legendary athletes such as Emmitt Smith, championship coaches like Nick Saban, and thousands of the world’s top businesspeople. If you’re good, he’ll make you great. If you’re great, he’ll make you the best! Next, Four Secrets to Liking Your Work offers the first practical, start-to-finish program for transforming your work life: all the tools, tricks, ideas, examples, and proven research you need to make your work life more fulfilling and joyful, wherever you work--starting right now. Finally, in Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change, Gregory Shea, Ph.D., and Robert Gunther help you thrive amidst the challenges of your permanent “whitewater world” of change at work. Drawing on extensive research, they show how to protect your career, improve your resilience, and rediscover play and adventure as you “ride the workplace rapids.” From inspirational business leaders, trainers, and authors, including Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward Muzio, Deborah Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, and Robert Gunther

Wings of Fire The Dark Secret A Graphic Novel Wings of Fire Graphic Novel 4

Wings of Fire  The Dark Secret  A Graphic Novel  Wings of Fire Graphic Novel  4  PDF Book Detail Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338728547
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
The #1 New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to new heights in the fourth graphic novel adaptation! In the shadows, trouble is brewing . . .When Starflight is stolen by his own tribe, he hopes to at least discover some of the long-held NightWing secrets -- what magical powers they really have, who they're allied with in the war, and where they've been living all this time.But the truth about Starflight's tribe is more terrible than he ever imagined: Not only do the NightWings live in a dark, miserable place, but they've imprisoned several innocent RainWings there, too. Stranded and alone, Starflight only wants to get back to his friends. But the fate of two kingdoms now rests in his talons, and with no one to save him, Starflight will have to find a way to be brave . . . before it's too late.

Camino Divina Walking the Divine Way

Camino Divina   Walking the Divine Way PDF Book Detail Author: Gina Marie Mammano
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594736162
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
Inspired by the ancient spiritual practices of lectio divina and walking meditation, camino divina helps you explore whole new worlds inside yourself as well as re-view the natural world around you by combining mindful walking with inspiring phrases and spiritual exercises. Includes introductions to twelve spiritual luminaries and their work.

Daily Life in the American West

Daily Life in the American West PDF Book Detail Author: Jason E. Pierce
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440876207
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 317

Book Description
Daily Life in the American West details the lives of American Indians, miners, cowboys, immigrants, and settlers who, together, populated the unique region that is the American West.

A Corner in Glory Land

A Corner in Glory Land PDF Book Detail Author: Janie DeVos
Publisher: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1516104323
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 218

Book Description
In turn-of-the-century Florida, a family comes of age, and a daughter finds her destiny entwined with a land as full of promise as it is danger. The steamy, sweltering banks of Florida’s Ocklawaha River don’t look much like Glory Land to young Eve Stewart, despite her father’s proclamation. But it’s here that Eve, her three siblings, and their parents will settle in July, 1875. Within a few years, Eve’s father, Hap, has made good on his assurances. They have a large, weathered clapboard house and a comfortable life, thanks to Hap’s job on a steamboat. Eve and her twin sister, Ivy, are blossoming into young women. Yet as Ivy grows more involved in medicine making under the tutelage of a neighboring black woman, her path leads away from the family. Eve, an aspiring writer, loves her home though she longs to see the wider world beyond its swamps and shores. But when she discovers a secret Ivy’s been keeping, Eve must decide between protecting the family name or saving her sister. With the help of a half-Creek Indian tracker, Max Harjo, Eve sets out to find Ivy, beginning a journey that will dare her to follow her ambitions and her passion wherever they lead.

A Planetary Lens

A Planetary Lens PDF Book Detail Author: Audrey Goodman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496228383
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 354

Book Description
A Planetary Lens explores how women writers and photographers revise and reimagine landscape, identity, and history in the U.S. West.