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The Rise by Sarah Lewis
From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors—from innovation to the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle: it will always be both the void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise—part investigation into a psychological mystery, part an argument about creativity and art, and part a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of the world’s greatest achievements have come from understanding the central importance of failure. Written over the course of four years, this exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of a creative human endeavor. Each chapter focuses on the inestimable value of often ignored ideas—the power of surrender, how play is essential for innovation, the “near win” can help propel you on the road to mastery, the importance of grit and creative practice. The Rise shares narratives about figures past and present that range from choreographers, writers, painters, inventors, and entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F.B. Morse, Diane Arbus, and J.K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize–winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, and Arctic explorer Ben Saunders. With valuable lessons for pedagogy and parenting, for innovation and discovery, and for self-direction and creativity, The Rise “gives the old chestnut ‘If at first you don’t succeed…’ a jolt of adrenaline” (Elle).
The Rise by Danette May
"Popular health and fitness expert Danette May has helped millions of people to exercise, lose weight, and achieve their workout goals. In The Rise, she chronicles her own Rise to discovering that the life she was living wasn't the one she was meant form. May had to shed old ways of thinking and being held back, and learn new ways to allow herself to expand beyond what she thought was possible. In this memoir of perseverance, raw vulnerability and truth-telling, May shares her emotional journey through the loss of her son, a divorce, financial ruin, self-hate, and single motherhood, to running her dream company, discovering radical self-love, marrying the man of her dreams, and living a life of unbridled happiness"--
The Rise And Fall Of One Nation by Michael Leach
Launched with the enthusiasm and support of many thousands of Australians, the One Nation party gave expression to the anger and disenchantment of voters drawn to Pauline Hanson's views on race, immigration and national identity. In this landmark study, scholars in political and social research bring into focus the character and origins of One Nation; its organisation and right-wing links; the unprecedented role of an influential minor party in state parliament; and its indelible impact upon Australian political life. In particular this timely new book analysis One Nation's electoral failure in the 1998 federal and the subsequent NSW elections, and its subsequent deregistration and investigation for fraud. There is a key chapter on Aboriginal Australia written from the Murri perspective, while other chapters offer up intriguing social commentary on the wider issues of an Australian political populism; national identity; and the impact of globalisation.
The Rise And Fall Of The New Deal Order 1930 1980 by Steve Fraser
Essays discuss the Depression, the Cold War, the Great Society, and the Silent Majority
The Rise Of The Meritocracy by Michael Young
Michael Young has christened the oligarchy of the future “Meritocracy.” Indeed, the word is now part of the English language. It would appear that the formula: IQ+Effort=Merit may well constitute the basic belief of the ruling class in the twenty-first century. Projecting himself into the year 2034, the author of this sociological satire shows how present decisions and practices may remold our society. It is widespread knowledge that it is insufficient to be somebody's nephew to obtain a responsible post in business, government, teaching, or science. Experts in education and selection apply scientific principles to sift out the leaders of tomorrow. You need intelligence rating, qualification, experience, application, and a certain caliber to achieve status. In a word, one must show merit to advance in the new society of tomorrow. In a new opening essay, Young reflects on the reception of his work, and its production, in a candid and lively way. Many of the critical ambiguities surrounding its original publication are now clarified and resolved. What we have is what the Guardian of London called “A brilliant essay.” and what Time and Tide described as “a fountain gush of new ideas. Its wit and style make it compulsively enjoyable reading from cover to cover.”
The Rise Of Christianity by Rodney Stark
Rodney Stark, a sociologist by training, has written a book that should end much of the Christian-bashing occuring in academia. Stark demonstrates that Christianity became popular very quickly because it offered its adherents a better faith than competing religions and treated those believers better both physically and spiritually.
The Rise by Paul Schullery
Distills five centuries' worth of angling lore and wisdom about trout feeding behavior Photographic sequence shows in detail how trout take a fly Examination of flies includes the importance of wings and what they are made of, hooks, soft-hackled flies, and skipping, dapping, and dry-fly techniques Even after centuries of observation, anglers are still trying to solve the mysteries of that magical instant when a trout takes a fly. The Rise, based on recent scientific research into trout feeding behavior and the author's extraordinary photographic studies, provides many new clues. With unprecedented photographic clarity, Schullery reveals the subtleties of the trout's feeding behavior, analyzes the riseforms that puzzle us, and offers startling and reassuring insights into the lessons of rejection. Schullery challenges modern "common knowledge"; reconsiders neglected flies, ideas, and tactics; and faces some of fly fishing's toughest questions with wit, patience, and the happy conviction that the questions are more important than the answers anyway. Learn more at author Paul Schullery's website.
The Rise Of The Nazis by Conan Fischer
In this new edition of The Rise of the Nazis, Conan Fischer takes stock of the current debates on how and why the Nazis seized power in Germany. The book begins with an overview of the historical context within which Nazism grew, looking at foreign relations, politics and society of Weinmar, and in particular, at the role of the elites in the rise of Nazism. It proceeds to examine the anatomy of Nazism itself. Since the publication of the first edition, important new works have appeared and this new scholarship has been incorporated into the text.
The Rise Of Islam by R. Gordon
introduces the early history of Islam, from the life of the Prophet Muhammad to the collapse of the Islamic Empire in the early 10th century.
The Rise To Power Of The Chinese Communist Party by Benjamin Yang
This collection of documents covers the rise to power of the Chinese communist movement. They show how the Chinese Communist Party interpreted the revolution, how it devised policies to meet changing circumstances and how these policies were communicated to party members and public.