Rich Man Poor Man

Rich Man  Poor Man
Author : Irwin Shaw
Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 666
Release : 2013-02-26
ISBN 10 : 9781480408142
ISBN 13 : 148040814X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich Man Poor Man Book Description:

This New York Times–bestselling saga of two brothers in postwar America, the basis for the classic miniseries, is “a book you can’t put down” (The New York Times). Siblings Rudy, Tom, and Gretchen Jordache grow up in a small town on the Hudson River. They’re in their teens in the 1940s, too young to go to war but marked by it nevertheless. Their father is the local baker, and nothing suggests they will live storied lives. Yet, in this sprawling saga, each member of the family pushes against the grain of history and confronts the perils and pleasures of a world devastated by conflict and transformed by American commerce and culture. A memorable novel by one of America’s greatest twentieth-century authors, Rich Man, Poor Man offers a gripping ride through America between the Second World War and Vietnam. It was made into one of the first primetime TV mini-series, and starred Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, and Susan Blakely. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Rich Men Poor Men

Rich Men Poor Men
Author : Phyllis Ryerse
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2012-12-15
ISBN 10 : 9781445623931
ISBN 13 : 1445623935
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich Men Poor Men Book Description:

The unique tale of two cousins separated by an ocean and a class system. One would die, the other survive

Rich Man Poor Man and the Bible

Rich Man  Poor Man  and the Bible
Author : Conrad Boerma
Publisher :
Total Pages : 106
Release : 1979-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0334014190
ISBN 13 : 9780334014195
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich Man Poor Man and the Bible Book Description:

John Capon, editor of the magazine Crusade, says of this book: `It is a sad fact that those who pride themselves most on knowing their Bibles are often the least tolerant of the poor. The predominantly middle-class nature of most churches has led to the enshrining of the Protestant work ethic as almost an article of faith. Ambition, prosperity, security are seen as virtues akin to godliness. The corollary, that poverty must be the product of laziness, lack of thrift and rootlessness, seems to be taken for granted. This book is a salutary corrective to any who think the Bible lends support to these views. With thoroughness and skill Conrad Boerma combs the biblical text from Genesis to Revelation and finds a consistency in its approach to poverty that must be taken seriously. He shows that the Bible always challenges poverty, which it sees as clearly linked to social structures. God identifies himself with the poor, most clearly in Jesus of Nazareth, who was not so much opposed to possessions as indifferent to them, renouncing his comfortable middle-class upbringing. But Boerma not only challenges unbiblical attitudes to poverty and the poor; he strikes right at the heart of every local church by revealing how far short of the New Testament ideal the contemporary church falls. Instead of providing the secular world with the prototype sharing, loving, compassionate community of men and women equal in the sight of God, he says 'congregations often consist of a number of closed social classes and detached individuals'. Well-meaning and well-planned evangelism is going to leave people cold unless the churches can catch some of the warmth of this book.'

Rich Man s Guide and Poor Man s Friend

Rich Man s Guide and Poor Man s Friend
Author : Willard Graves
Publisher :
Total Pages : 220
Release : 1904
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105046793340
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rich Man s War Poor Man s Fight

Rich Man s War  Poor Man s Fight
Author : Jeanette Keith
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2005-10-12
ISBN 10 : 0807875899
ISBN 13 : 9780807875896
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich Man s War Poor Man s Fight Book Description:

During World War I, thousands of rural southern men, black and white, refused to serve in the military. Some failed to register for the draft, while others deserted after being inducted. In the countryside, armed bands of deserters defied local authorities; capturing them required the dispatch of federal troops into three southern states. Jeanette Keith traces southern draft resistance to several sources, including whites' long-term political opposition to militarism, southern blacks' reluctance to serve a nation that refused to respect their rights, the peace witness of southern churches, and, above all, anger at class bias in federal conscription policies. Keith shows how draft dodgers' success in avoiding service resulted from the failure of southern states to create effective mechanisms for identifying and classifying individuals. Lacking local-level data on draft evaders, the federal government used agencies of surveillance both to find reluctant conscripts and to squelch antiwar dissent in rural areas. Drawing upon rarely used local draft board reports, Selective Service archives, Bureau of Investigation reports, and southern political leaders' constituent files, Keith offers new insights into rural southern politics and society as well as the growing power of the nation-state in early twentieth-century America.

The poor man s help and rich man s guide

The poor man s help  and rich man s guide
Author : William Burkitt
Publisher :
Total Pages : 48
Release : 1810
ISBN 10 : OXFORD:590183947
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Poor Man s Family Book

The Poor Man s Family Book
Author : Richard Baxter
Publisher :
Total Pages : 544
Release : 1674
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1179682771
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Rich Man s War a Poor Man s Fight

A Rich Man s War  a Poor Man s Fight
Author : Bessie Martin
Publisher : Library Alabama Classics
Total Pages : 281
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : IND:30000092518152
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rich Man s War a Poor Man s Fight Book Description:

At the start of the Civil War in 1861, many men in Alabama enthusiastically enlisted. After these husbands, fathers, and brothers-all family breadwinners-marched off to duty, the number of indigent families in the state began to rise dramatically. Inflation, lack of transportation, a drastically decreased labor force, war taxes, and enemy invasion all created an increasingly desperate economic situation, especially in less affluent northern and southeastern sections of the state. In some places, women and children were reported to be near starvation, bread riots erupted, and begging was common. As soldiers became more and more distressed about these developments at home, waves of desertions occurred. Even social relief efforts made by state and local governments in the form of the Military Aid Society, the Samaritan Society, and the Citizen s Relief Association did little to deter the cyclical exodus of fighting men from Confederate units. Southern leaders considered desertion the chief cause of serious military defeats, including those at Atlanta and Gettysburg. Desertions certainly weakened the manpower of the Confederacy and lowered the morale of its people.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1893
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN46R5
ISBN 13 :
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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age
Author : Eliakim Littell
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1893
ISBN 10 : IND:32000000699431
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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