Interesting Times

Interesting Times
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2008-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9781407034966
ISBN 13 : 1407034960
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interesting Times Book Description:

'A foot on the neck is nine points of the law' There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance. There are others who maintain that it's merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. The oldest and most inscrutable (not to mention heavily fortified) empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise What I did on My Holidays. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes; warlords are struggling for power - and what the nation wants, to avoid terrible doom for everyone, is a wizard. Rincewind is not the Disc’s premier wizard – in fact, he can’t even spell ‘wizard’ – but no-one specified whether competence was an issue. And they do have a very big stick... Mighty Battles! Revolution! Death! War! (And his sons Terror and Panic and daughter Clancy).

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
Author : Eric Hobsbawm
Publisher : Pantheon
Total Pages : 464
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN 10 : 9780307426413
ISBN 13 : 0307426416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interesting Times Book Description:

Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm’s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, “I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures.” Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary with the terrible “short century” which is the subject of Age of Extremes, his most widely read book, Hobsbawm has, for eighty-five years, been committed to understanding the “interesting times” through which he has lived. Hitler came to power as Hobsbawm was on his way home from school in Berlin, and the Soviet Union fell while he was giving a seminar in New York. He was a member of the Apostles at King’s College, Cambridge, took E.M. Forster to hear Lenny Bruce, and demonstrated with Bertrand Russell against nuclear arms in Trafalgar Square. He translated for Che Guevara in Havana, had Christmas dinner with a Soviet master spy in Budapest and an evening at home with Mahalia Jackson in Chicago. He saw the body of Stalin, started the modern history of banditry and is probably the only Marxist asked to collaborate with the inventor of the Mars bar. Hobsbawm takes us from Britain to the countries and cultures of Europe, to America (which he appreciated first through movies and jazz), to Latin America, Chile, India and the Far East. With Interesting Times, we see the history of the twentieth century through the unforgiving eye of one of its most intensely engaged participants, the incisiveness of whose views we cannot afford to ignore in a world in which history has come to be increasingly forgotten.

May You Live in Interesting Times

May You Live in Interesting Times
Author : Tereze Glück
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Total Pages : 163
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : 1587290871
ISBN 13 : 9781587290879
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May You Live in Interesting Times Book Description:

Twenty-one stories, mostly on women. In the title story a woman reminisces about her loves, Gone Fishing is on a romance by e-mail, while Bill Hilgendorf is a woman's reflections on her childhood sweetheart. A debut in fiction.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2014-02-03
ISBN 10 : 9781472537089
ISBN 13 : 1472537084
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interesting Times Book Description:

A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novels The Discworld's most inept wizard has been sent from Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork to the oppressive Agatean Empire to help some well-intentioned rebels overthrow the Emperor. He's assisted by toy-rabbit-wielding rebels, an army of terracotta warriors, a tax gatherer and a group of seven very elderly barbarian heroes lead by Cohen the Barbarian. Opposing him, though, is the evil and manipulative Lord Hong and his army of 750,000 men. Oh...Rincewind is also aided by Twoflower - Discworld's first tourist and the author of a subversive book, about his visit to Ankh-Morpork, which has inspired the rebels in their struggle for freedom. The book is called "What I Did On My Holidays"."One of the funniest authors alive" Independent

INTERESTING TIMES

INTERESTING TIMES
Author : Michael E. Ross
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 324
Release : 2004-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9781468519075
ISBN 13 : 1468519077
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

INTERESTING TIMES Book Description:

ONE NATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE America at the turn of the twentieth century and just after is the focus of this collection of essays and nonfiction from a veteran journalist, essayist, critic and observer of American life and popular culture. Venturing from an insider’s perspective of The New York Times to his interviews with black police officers, Michael E. Ross explores a nation evolving dramatically, maybe now more than any other time in its history. Exploring television, blues, jazz, hip hop, Al Gore, Ralph Nader, Andrew Sullivan, Jayson Blair, the California recall election’s outcome, America’s gun fixation, the nation’s enduring racial disquiet, the use of language under “Bush II,” and his own reckoning with maturity, the author offers a fresh, irreverent, provocative look at a country caught up in wrenching – and redefining – transition.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
Author : George Packer
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2010-02-15
ISBN 10 : 1429935812
ISBN 13 : 9781429935814
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interesting Times Book Description:

The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. Interesting Times unites brilliant investigative pieces such as "Betrayed," about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through war zones and failed states. Spanning a decade that includes the September 11, 2001 attacks and the election of Barack Obama, Packer brings insight and passion to his accounts of the war on terror, Iraq, political writers, and the 2008 election. Across these varied subjects a few key themes recur: the temptations and dangers of idealism; the moral complexities of war and politics; the American capacity for self-blinding and self-renewal. Whether exploring American policies in the wake of September 11, tracking a used T-shirt from New York to Uganda, or describing the ambivalent response in Appalachia to Obama, these essays hold a mirror up to our own troubled times and showcase Packer's unmistakable perspective, which is at once both wide-angled and humane.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Gollancz
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2014-05-13
ISBN 10 : 1473200229
ISBN 13 : 9781473200227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interesting Times Book Description:

MIGHTY BATTLES! REVOLUTION! DEATH! WAR! (AND HIS SONS TERROR AND PANIC, AND DAUGHTER CLANCY). The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise What I did on My Holidays. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes. Warlords are struggling for power. War (and Clancy) are spreading throughout the ancient cities. And all that stands in the way of terrible doom for everyone is: Rincewind the Wizard, who can't even spell the word 'wizard'... Cohen the barbarian hero, five foot tall in his surgical sandals, who has had a lifetime's experience of not dying... ...and a very special butterfly.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN 10 : 0061807419
ISBN 13 : 9780061807411
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interesting Times Book Description:

"May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillaging, and, er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.

Education and Climate Change

Education and Climate Change
Author : Fumiyo Kagawa
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 276
Release : 2010-04-15
ISBN 10 : 9781135235420
ISBN 13 : 1135235422
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and Climate Change Book Description:

There is widespread consensus in the international scientific community that climate change is happening and that abrupt and irreversible impacts are already set in motion. What part does education have to play in helping alleviate rampant climate change and in mitigating its worst effects? In this volume, contributors review and reflect upon social learning from and within their fields of educational expertise in response to the concerns over climate change. They address the contributions the field is currently making to help preempt and mitigate the environmental and social impacts of climate change, as well as how it will continue to respond to the ever changing climate situation. With a special foreword by Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town.

May You Live in Interesting Times

May You Live in Interesting Times
Author : Ralph Rugoff
Publisher : La Biennale di Venezia
Total Pages : 559
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 8898727305
ISBN 13 : 9788898727308
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May You Live in Interesting Times Book Description:

"The 58th International Art Exhibition is titled May You Live In Interesting Times. It's named after a phrase that has been invoked in speeches by Western politicians for over a hundred years as an 'ancient Chinese curse', even though such a curse never actually existed. Curator Ralph Rugoff describes this 'counterfeit curse' as an 'uncertain artefact... at once suspect and rich in meaning', noting that it suggests 'potential lines of exploration that are worth pursuing at present, especially when the "interesting times" it evokes seem to be with us once again.' Volume I of the catalogue is dedicated to the International Exhibition, curated by Ralph Rugoff, and begins with an essay setting out the themes of the show. The 79 artists participating in the exhibition are each introduced in illustrated texts written by a distinguished team of international writers. Two expansive sequences of full-page colour plates of works that will be displayed in the exhibition venues allow the reader to experience the show's vibrant mix of paintings, drawings, sculpture and immersive installations. Volume II of the catalogue presents the National Participations and the Collateral Events of the 58th International Art Exhibition; lavishly illustrated, it includes texts that explore the various projects that will be on display in Venice from 11 May to 24 November 2019"--Publisher's description.