Author : George Packer
Category : History
Publisher : Faber & Faber
ISBN : 9780571280339
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 491

America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth. George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye for detail and a gift for weaving together engaging narratives.The Unwinding moves deftly back and forth through the lives of its people, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the industrial Midwest attempting to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a political careerist in Washington; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire. Their stories are interspersed with biographical sketches of the era's leading public figures, from Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs, to create a rich, wise and very human portrait of the USA in these hard times. The Unwinding portrays a superpower coming apart at the seams, its elites and institutions no longer working, leaving ordinary people to improvise their own schemes for salvation. George Packer is also the author of The Assassin's Gate, which was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by the New York Times and won the Helen Bernstein Book Award. 'A tour de force . . . A fascinating journey through an America that has largely remained hidden from view. There are echoes of Don DeLillo's Underworld in the scope of Packer's vision and his deft eye for language and detail.' Sunday Business Post

Author : Julie Yip-Williams
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Random House
ISBN : 9780525511366
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 336

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living. “An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • Real Simple • Good Housekeeping That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life. Praise for The Unwinding of the Miracle “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.”—Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author “A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies

Author : Instaread
Category : Study Aids
Publisher : Instaread
ISBN : 9781683786627
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 44

Author : Subhash Batra
Category : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN : 9781605951720
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 186

Essential theory for understanding and modifying dynamic elements of high-speed yarn spinning, unwinding and twistingTroubleshoot and correct problems in fibers and machinery caused by very rapid throughput Using basic physics and engineering principles, this volume analyzes dynamic forces in three processes critical for textile production: O-ring spinning, unwinding and twisting. The book offers a review of approaches for modeling the processes and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. Detailed analyses are given for the dynamics of ballooning yarns, instabilities due to acceleration, and the many interacting parameters that affect tension. The theory presented is linked to practical questions such as how to prevent broken yarns and reduce equipment downtime with an emphasis on ways to improve process design and achieve higher throughput. This technical book furnishes the calculations needed to understand and optimize a number of textile production processes, including texturing and warping.

Author : Allison Post
Category : Health & Fitness
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781583944776
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 201

Addressing a wide range of conditions, including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression, this handy guide helps readers reclaim basic health by using proven techniques to reconnect with their bodies. The authors show how to tap into the body/spirit's intuitive center and perform simple, quick exercises to heal. Twenty-seven line drawings and 11 photographs simplify the process, and gentle humor offers encouragement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author : Mr.Michael G. Papaioannou
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : International Monetary Fund
ISBN : 9781589069893
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 94

As the financial crisis abates, governments are faced with the challenge of balancing the withdrawal of fiscal support with reestablishing sound public finances and sustainable growth. This volume presents papers from an IMF-sponsored conference of senior policymakers, academics, and senior representatives of the private sector on unwinding public interventions initiated during the crisis. There was broad agreement that the main goal of any strategy for unwinding such interventions should be to create price stability, fiscal sustainability, and a new economic landscape that is much safer than currently exists. Different perspectives on the timing and sequence of the exit process are presented and some guiding principles for exit strategies are discussed. Policy objectives, unwinding public support to banks, and dealing with risky assets purchased by central banks are among topics discussed in detail. The volume also presents views on what the new financial landscape will look like.

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services
Category : Economic stabilization
Publisher :
ISBN : PURD:32754081266722
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 108

Author : Alexander Cooper
Category : Self-Help
Publisher : BookSummaryGr
ISBN : 9791220823890
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book :

Summary of Unwinding Anxiety The first section of the book is titled: “Introduction” the author introduces his background as a psychiatrist, his experience with anxiety, and that he discovered a missing clue that anxiety hides in our bad habits. He became very interested in those struggling with addictions and noted that many of the struggles his patients suffered from, he did as well. This was along the time that the author started meditating, and related his feelings of cravings and experience with the anxiety of working through residency training to that of his patients. He started to have his panic attacks and using what he had learned in his meditation practice to calm them, realized that no one was studying the “science of meditation” at that time. This book is all of the research that the author spent the next decade researching and developing into a program to help others overcome their anxiety and habits. The second section of the book is titled: “Part 0: Understanding Your Mind” which includes chapters one through four. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Author : Eliot Morton Simon
Category : DNA.
Publisher :
ISBN : UCSD:31822041533787
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 300

Author : Neal Shusterman
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781442483149
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 1120

Get caught up in the world of Unwind with this eBook collection of Unwind; its sequel, UnWholly; and a bonus companion story. In the world of Unwind, to be a teenager is to risk being unwound—having your body dismantled and all the parts distributed for transplant. This eBook collection includes Unwind; UnStrung: an Unwind story; and UnWholly. In Unwind, follow the breathtaking adventures of three teens on the run: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents’ tenth child, whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. Between the end of Unwind and the beginning of its sequel, UnWholly, there is UnStrung—an exclusive short story that provides an unprecedented look at how Lev becomes someone willing to do the unthinkable. And in UnWholly, Connor, Lev, and Risa meet Cam—a futuristic Frankenstein made entirely out of the parts of other Unwinds—and question humanity itself in the process.