Download or read book Tweet Land of Liberty written by Elinor Lipman and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2012-08-28 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) chronicles the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less.
Download or read book It Occurs to Me That I Am America written by Richard Russo and published by Atria Books. This book was released on 2019-07-02 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A provocative, unprecedented anthology featuring original short stories on what it means to be an American from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen: “This chorus of brilliant voices articulating the shape and texture of contemporary America makes for necessary reading” (Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies). When Donald Trump claimed victory in the November 2016 election, the US literary and art world erupted in indignation. Many of America’s preeminent writers and artists are stridently opposed to the administration’s agenda and executive orders—and they’re not about to go gentle into that good night. In this “masterful literary achievement” (Kurt Eichenwald, author of Conspiracy of Fools), more than thirty of the most acclaimed writers at work today consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through fiction in an anthology that “promises to be both a powerful tool in the fight to uphold our values and a tribute to the remarkable voices behind it” (Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU). With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and edited by bestselling author Jonathan Santlofer, this powerful anthology includes original, striking art from fourteen of the country’s most celebrated artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists, including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl. Transcendent, urgent, and ultimately hopeful, It Occurs to Me That I Am America takes back the narrative of what it means to be an American in the 21st century.
Download or read book Tweets About Twits written by Frederick Meekins and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book On Turpentine Lane written by Elinor Lipman and published by Eye & Lightning Books. This book was released on 2020-01-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Every page was packed with wonders’ MARIA SEMPLE At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her suburban hometown where she works in the fundraising department of her old school, writing thank-you notes to benefactors. Keen to get her life back on track she buys a sweet but dilapidated bungalow on Turpentine Lane. Never mind that her fiancé is currently 'finding himself' while walking across America and too busy to return her texts, that her witless boss has accused her of fraud, or that her father is going through a mid-life crisis that involves painting fake old masters and hooking up with a much younger woman — Faith is looking forward to a peaceful life in her new home. But when a policeman knocks on her door asking to look in the basement she discovers that the history of 10 Turpentine Lane is anything but peaceful. On Turpentine Lane is a madcap comedy from one of America's most acclaimed novelists.. 'A romantic comedy with just enough sly wit to keep it from turning sugary.’ O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE ‘Light and tight... constructed with an almost scary mastery.’ NEW YORK TIMES ‘Reminiscent of madcap romantic comedies of 1940s Hollywood’ NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
Download or read book Rachel to the Rescue written by Elinor Lipman and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2021 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticizing Donald Trump. As she is escorted off the premises she is hit by a speeding car, driven by what the press will discreetly call "a personal friend of the President." Does that explain the flowers, the get-well wishes at a press briefing, the hush money offered by a lawyer at her hospital bedside? Rachel's recovery is soothed by comically doting parents, matchmaking room-mates, a new job as aide to a journalist whose books aim to defame the President, and unexpected love at the local wine store. But secrets leak, and Rachel's new-found happiness has to make room for more than a little chaos. Will she bring down the President? Or will he manage to do that all by himself? Rachel to the Rescue is a mischievous political satire, with a delightful cast of characters, from one of America's funniest novelists.
Download or read book Good Riddance written by Elinor Lipman and published by Eye & Lightning Books. This book was released on 2020-01-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A vastly entertaining screwball comedy’ WASHINGTON POST Decluttering her tiny New York apartment, Daphne Maritch decides to throw out any belongings that do not spark joy. These include a high-school yearbook inherited from her school teacher mother, June, to whom the class of ’68 dedicated the volume. June in turn attended every class reunion, scribbling notes and observations – not always charitably – after each one. When neighbour Geneva Wisenkorn finds the discarded book and wants to use it for her own ends, Daphne realises she wants to keep it after all. Fighting to reclaim it, she uncovers some alarming Maritch family secrets and sets in motion a series of events that prove to be both poignant and absurd. Good Riddance is a vastly entertaining screwball comedy from the Jane Austen of modern New York. 'A caper novel, light as a feather and effortlessly charming. It inspires a very specific kind of modern joy.’ NEW YORK TIMES ‘I’ve been a huge fan of her novels for so many years. Her writing is witty, astute and deliciously dry.’ JILL MANSELL ‘An exceptionally intelligent, wholly original and Austen-like stylist.’ FAY WELDON
Download or read book Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting written by Ann Hood and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-11-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People magazine, four stars “The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.”—Ann Hood, from the introduction Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.
Download or read book The View from Penthouse B written by Elinor Lipman and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2013 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two newly-single sisters, one by a divorce, the other by a death, become roommates with a handsome, gay cupcake-baker as they try to return to the dating world of lower Manhattan in this novel from the author of The Inn at Lake Devine.
Download or read book I Can't Complain written by Elinor Lipman and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2013 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A personal collection of essays describes the author's forays into online dating, widowhood, and caring for her elderly parents.
Download or read book Authoritarian Contagion written by Cooper, Luke and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2021-06-23 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 21st century has not seen the triumph of democracy that some predicted but instead, in many cases, a turn towards authoritarian forms of government as an imagined solution to the many crises facing humanity. This innovative and important book draws on examples from around the world to examine the spread of draconian and nationalistic forms of government: a lurch towards ‘authoritarian protectionism’ which observes a simple maxim, that ‘the world may end for others, but not for us’. While there is hope that the COVID-19 crisis could lead to a reinvigoration of democracy and a new economic agenda, there is also the risk of a further slide towards authoritarian rule and an urgent need for democratic renewal and change to combat this. The novel conceptualization offered in this book will give readers a new and deeper insight into the changing nature of the authoritarian threat to democracy – and how it might be overcome.
Download or read book Traits of Character Illustrated in Bible Light written by Henry F. Kletzing and published by . This book was released on 1898 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Common Enemies written by Thomas F. Schaller and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2021-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the 1980s Black athletes and other athletes of color broadened the popularity and profitability of major-college televised sports by infusing games with a “Black style” of play. At a moment ripe for a revolution in men’s college basketball and football, clashes between “good guy” white protagonists and bombastic “bad boy” Black antagonists attracted new fans and spectators. And no two teams in the 1980s welcomed the enemy’s role more than Georgetown Hoya basketball and Miami Hurricane football. Georgetown and Miami taunted opponents. They celebrated scores and victories with in-your-face swagger. Coaches at both programs changed the tenor of postgame media appearances and the language journalists and broadcasters used to describe athletes. Athletes of color at both schools made sports apparel fashionable for younger fans, particularly young African American men. The Hoyas and the ’Canes were a sensation because they made the bad-boy image look good. Popular culture took notice. In the United States sports and race have always been tightly, if sometimes uncomfortably, entwined. Black athletes who dare to challenge the sporting status quo are often initially vilified but later accepted. The 1980s generation of barrier-busting college athletes took this process a step further. True to form, Georgetown’s and Miami’s aggressive style of play angered many fans and commentators. But in time their style was not only accepted but imitated by others, both Black and white. Love them or hate them, there was simply no way you could deny the Hoyas and the Hurricanes.
Download or read book R Machine Learning By Example written by Raghav Bali and published by Packt Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2016-03-31 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understand the fundamentals of machine learning with R and build your own dynamic algorithms to tackle complicated real-world problems successfully About This Book Get to grips with the concepts of machine learning through exciting real-world examples Visualize and solve complex problems by using power-packed R constructs and its robust packages for machine learning Learn to build your own machine learning system with this example-based practical guide Who This Book Is For If you are interested in mining useful information from data using state-of-the-art techniques to make data-driven decisions, this is a go-to guide for you. No prior experience with data science is required, although basic knowledge of R is highly desirable. Prior knowledge in machine learning would be helpful but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Utilize the power of R to handle data extraction, manipulation, and exploration techniques Use R to visualize data spread across multiple dimensions and extract useful features Explore the underlying mathematical and logical concepts that drive machine learning algorithms Dive deep into the world of analytics to predict situations correctly Implement R machine learning algorithms from scratch and be amazed to see the algorithms in action Write reusable code and build complete machine learning systems from the ground up Solve interesting real-world problems using machine learning and R as the journey unfolds Harness the power of robust and optimized R packages to work on projects that solve real-world problems in machine learning and data science In Detail Data science and machine learning are some of the top buzzwords in the technical world today. From retail stores to Fortune 500 companies, everyone is working hard to making machine learning give them data-driven insights to grow their business. With powerful data manipulation features, machine learning packages, and an active developer community, R empowers users to build sophisticated machine learning systems to solve real-world data problems. This book takes you on a data-driven journey that starts with the very basics of R and machine learning and gradually builds upon the concepts to work on projects that tackle real-world problems. You'll begin by getting an understanding of the core concepts and definitions required to appreciate machine learning algorithms and concepts. Building upon the basics, you will then work on three different projects to apply the concepts of machine learning, following current trends and cover major algorithms as well as popular R packages in detail. These projects have been neatly divided into six different chapters covering the worlds of e-commerce, finance, and social-media, which are at the very core of this data-driven revolution. Each of the projects will help you to understand, explore, visualize, and derive insights depending upon the domain and algorithms. Through this book, you will learn to apply the concepts of machine learning to deal with data-related problems and solve them using the powerful yet simple language, R. Style and approach The book is an enticing journey that starts from the very basics to gradually pick up pace as the story unfolds. Each concept is first defined in the larger context of things succinctly, followed by a detailed explanation of their application. Each topic is explained with the help of a project that solves a real real-world problem involving hands-on work thus giving you a deep insight into the world of machine learning.
Download or read book R: Unleash Machine Learning Techniques written by Raghav Bali and published by Packt Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 1123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Find out how to build smarter machine learning systems with R. Follow this three module course to become a more fluent machine learning practitioner. About This Book Build your confidence with R and find out how to solve a huge range of data-related problems Get to grips with some of the most important machine learning techniques being used by data scientists and analysts across industries today Don't just learn – apply your knowledge by following featured practical projects covering everything from financial modeling to social media analysis Who This Book Is For Aimed for intermediate-to-advanced people (especially data scientist) who are already into the field of data science What You Will Learn Get to grips with R techniques to clean and prepare your data for analysis, and visualize your results Implement R machine learning algorithms from scratch and be amazed to see the algorithms in action Solve interesting real-world problems using machine learning and R as the journey unfolds Write reusable code and build complete machine learning systems from the ground up Learn specialized machine learning techniques for text mining, social network data, big data, and more Discover the different types of machine learning models and learn which is best to meet your data needs and solve your analysis problems Evaluate and improve the performance of machine learning models Learn specialized machine learning techniques for text mining, social network data, big data, and more In Detail R is the established language of data analysts and statisticians around the world. And you shouldn't be afraid to use it... This Learning Path will take you through the fundamentals of R and demonstrate how to use the language to solve a diverse range of challenges through machine learning. Accessible yet comprehensive, it provides you with everything you need to become more a more fluent data professional, and more confident with R. In the first module you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of R. This means you'll be taking a look at some of the details of how the language works, before seeing how to put your knowledge into practice to build some simple machine learning projects that could prove useful for a range of real world problems. For the following two modules we'll begin to investigate machine learning algorithms in more detail. To build upon the basics, you'll get to work on three different projects that will test your skills. Covering some of the most important algorithms and featuring some of the most popular R packages, they're all focused on solving real problems in different areas, ranging from finance to social media. This Learning Path has been curated from three Packt products: R Machine Learning By Example By Raghav Bali, Dipanjan Sarkar Machine Learning with R Learning - Second Edition By Brett Lantz Mastering Machine Learning with R By Cory Lesmeister Style and approach This is an enticing learning path that starts from the very basics to gradually pick up pace as the story unfolds. Each concept is first defined in the larger context of things succinctly, followed by a detailed explanation of their application. Each topic is explained with the help of a project that solves a real-world problem involving hands-on work thus giving you a deep insight into the world of machine learning.
Download or read book Atmospheric Hazards written by Jill Coleman and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2016-08-17 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Natural and environmental hazards research comprises a diverse set of subjects and methodologies and this book is no exception - offering the reader only a small glimpse into the physical and social processes that threaten human interests. Atmospheric Hazards-Case Studies in Modeling, Communication, and Societal Impacts explores atmospheric-based hazards through focused investigations ranging from a local to global perspective. Within this short compendium, the major scales of atmospheric motion are well represented with topics on microscale turbulent transport of pollutants, mesoscale events stemming from thunderstorm complexes, and synoptic scale extreme precipitation episodes. Chapters include discussions on modeling aspects for investigating hazards (pollution, regional climate models) and the forecasting and structure of high wind events (derechos), whereas others delve into hazard communication, preparedness, and social vulnerability issues (tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning). Although the chapters are quite disparate upon first inspection, the topics are united through their interweaving of both the physical and societal mechanisms that create the atmospheric hazard and eventual disaster.
Download or read book Social Media Communication written by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-27 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This updated third edition presents a wide-scale, interdisciplinary guide to social media. Examining platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube, the book analyzes social media's use in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising and marketing. Lipschultz focuses on key concepts, best practices, data analyses, law and ethics – all promoting the critical thinking that is needed to use new, evolving and maturing networking tools effectively within social and mobile media spaces. Featuring historical markers and contemporary case studies, essays from some of the industry’s leading social media innovators and a comprehensive glossary, this practical, multipurpose textbook gives readers the resources they will need to both evaluate and utilize current and future forms of social media communication. Among other changes, updates to the third edition include a deep dive into new approaches to analytics, as well as greater discussion of law and ethics in light of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, the roll-out of GDPR and new case law relating to social media. Social Media Communication is the perfect social media primer for students and professionals, and, with a dedicated teaching guide, ideal for instructors, too.