Herding Donkeys

Herding Donkeys Author Ari Berman
ISBN-10 9781429977418
Release 2010-09-28
Pages 304
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After the 2004 election, the Republican Party held the White House, both houses of Congress, twenty-eight governorships, and a majority of state legislatures. One-party rule, it seemed, was here to stay. Herding Donkeys tells the improbable tale of the grassroots resurgence that transformed the Democratic Party from a lonely minority to a sizable majority. It chronicles the inside story of Howard Dean's visionary yet deeply controversial fifty-state strategy, charting his unpredictable journey from insurgent presidential candidate, to front-running flameout, to chairman and conscience of the Democratic Party in an unexpected third act. Ari Berman reveals how the Obama campaign built upon Dean's strategy when others ridiculed it, expanding the ranks of the party and ultimately laying the groundwork for Obama's historic electoral victory—but also sowing the seeds of dissent that would lead to legislative stalemate and intraparty strife. Revelatory and entertaining, in the vein of Timothy Crouse's The Boys on the Bus and Rick Perlstein's Nixonland, Herding Donkeys combines fresh reportage with a rich and colorful cast of characters. It captures the untold stories of the people and places that reshaped the electoral map, painting a vivid portrait of a shifting country while dissecting the possibility and peril of a new era in American politics.



Masai Myths Tales and Riddles

Masai Myths  Tales and Riddles Author Alfred C. Hollis
ISBN-10 0486431991
Release 2003
Pages 116
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These enchanting talesnbsp;from thenbsp;Masai of East Africa describenbsp;worlds of warriors and devils, monkeys and hyenas, earthquakes and comets — magical realms, in which everyday life takes on supernatural elements.nbsp; For the past hundred years, this volume has served as an authoritative source for studies of Masai culture.



The Carapace Caper

The Carapace Caper Author Wendy Veevers-Carter
ISBN-10 9781450238748
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 196
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An eccentric inventor and film maker hires two young assistants for his film projects in Africa, and when he fires them – in the bush – he imports a Hollywood starlet to take their place. His unreliable equipment gives him a lot of trouble, and the three girls even more. This is the story of their madcap safari.



Groundbreakers

Groundbreakers Author Elizabeth McKenna
ISBN-10 9780199394609
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 248
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"Much has been written about the historic nature of the Obama campaign. The multi-year, multi-billion dollar operation elected the nation's first black president, raised and spent more money than any other election effort in history, and built the most sophisticated voter targeting technology ever before used on a national campaign. But what is missing from these accounts is an understanding of how Obama for America organized its formidable army of 2.2 million volunteers -- over eight times the number of people who volunteered for democratic candidates in 2004. Unlike previous field campaigns that drew their power from staff, consultants, and paid canvassers, the Obama campaign's capacity came from unpaid local citizens who took responsibility for organizing their own neighborhoods months--and even years--in advance of election day. In so doing, Groundbreakers argues, the campaign enlisted citizens in the often unglamorous but necessary work of practicing democracy. Hahrie Han and Elizabeth McKenna argue that the legacy of Obama for America is a transformation of the traditional models of field campaigning. Groundbreakers makes the case that the Obama ground game was revolutionary in two regards not captured in previous accounts. First, the campaign piloted and scaled an alternative model of field campaigning that built the power of a community at the same time that it organized it. Second, the Obama campaign changed the individuals who were a part of it, turning them into leaders. Groundbreakers proves that presidential campaigns are still about more than clicks, big data and money, and that one of the most important ways that a campaign develops its capacity is by investing in its human resources"--



Give Us the Ballot

Give Us the Ballot Author Ari Berman
ISBN-10 9780374711498
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 384
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A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Nonfiction A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015 A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2015 An NPR Best Book of 2015 Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the VRA and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights, from 1965 to the present day. The act enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet, fifty years later, we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power, with lawmakers devising new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth and with the Supreme Court declaring a key part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. Berman brings the struggle over voting rights to life through meticulous archival research, in-depth interviews with major figures in the debate, and incisive on-the-ground reporting. In vivid prose, he takes the reader from the demonstrations of the civil rights era to the halls of Congress to the chambers of the Supreme Court. At this important moment in history, Give Us the Ballot provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.



British Veterinary Journal

British Veterinary Journal Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112110321475
Release 1904
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Hunters Herders and Hamburgers

Hunters  Herders  and Hamburgers Author Richard W. Bulliet
ISBN-10 9780231503969
Release 2005-10-29
Pages 264
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Richard W. Bulliet has long been a leading figure in the study of human-animal relations, and in his newest work, Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers, he offers a sweeping and engaging perspective on this dynamic relationship from prehistory to the present. By considering the shifting roles of donkeys, camels, cows, and other domesticated animals in human society, as well as their place in the social imagination, Bulliet reveals the different ways various cultures have reinforced, symbolized, and rationalized their relations with animals. Bulliet identifies and explores four stages in the history of the human-animal relationship-separation, predomesticity, domesticity, and postdomesticity. He begins with the question of when and why humans began to consider themselves distinct from other species and continues with a fresh look at how a few species became domesticated. He demonstrates that during the domestic era many species fell from being admired and even worshipped to being little more than raw materials for various animal-product industries. Throughout the work, Bulliet discusses how social and technological developments and changing philosophical, religious, and aesthetic viewpoints have shaped attitudes toward animals. Our relationship to animals continues to evolve in the twenty-first century. Bulliet writes, "We are today living through a new watershed in human-animal relations, one that appears likely to affect our material, social, and imaginative lives as profoundly as did the original emergence of domestic species." The United States, Britain, and a few other countries are leading a move from domesticity, marked by nearly universal familiarity with domestic species, to an era of postdomesticity, in which dependence on animal products continues but most people have no contact with producing animals. Elective vegetarianism and the animal-liberation movement have combined with new attitudes toward animal science, pets, and the presentation of animals in popular culture to impart a distinctive moral, psychological, and spiritual tone to postdomestic life.



The Masai

The Masai Author Sir Alfred Claud Hollis
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044043109594
Release 1905
Pages 359
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit Author Nelson Mandela
ISBN-10 9783104031545
Release 2014-01-25
Pages 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.



Transvaal Agricultural Journal

Transvaal Agricultural Journal Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2908324
Release 1904
Pages
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Ethiopian wildlands

Ethiopian wildlands Author Melvin Bolton
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105039894964
Release 1976
Pages 221
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Taking Root

Taking Root Author Marjorie Agosin
ISBN-10 0896802264
Release 2002-09-30
Pages 299
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"A very significant addition to the fields of Judaic Studies and Women's Studies . . . this book makes a unique contribution to literary scholars interested in the Jewish presence in Latin America and in the literature of displacement in general." --Isabel Alvarez Borland, College of the Holy Cross In Taking Root, Latin American women of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, recall their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue music, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Rich and poor, Sephardi and Ash-kenazi, Jewish immigrant families searched for a new home and identity in predominantly Catholic societies. The essays included here examine the religious, economic, social, and political choices these families have made and continue to make as they forge Jewish identities in the New World. Marjorie Agosin has gathered narratives and testimonies that reveal the immense diversity of Latin American Jewish experience. These essays, based on first- and second-generation immigrant experience, describe differing points of view and levels of involvement in Jewish tradition. In Taking Root, Agosin presents us with a contemporary and vivid account of the Jewish experience in Latin America. Taking Root documents the sadness of exile and loss but also a fierce determination to maintain Jewish traditions. This is Jewish history but it is also part of the untold history of Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and all of Latin America. Marjorie Agosin is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. She is the author of A Map of Hope and The Alphabet of My Hands. She is a member of the Spanish Academy of Letters and winner of the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor, 2001.



Jeremiah Timbut Useni

Jeremiah Timbut Useni Author Ikoku Okonkwo
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105070740340
Release 1995
Pages 166
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Survey of Zimbabwean Writers

Survey of Zimbabwean Writers Author Flora Veit-Wild
ISBN-10 UVA:X002191756
Release 1992
Pages 172
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The Question of Resilience

The Question of Resilience Author Kirsten Hastrup
ISBN-10 IND:30000128961756
Release 2009
Pages 362
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Traditional ceremonies of Amandebele

Traditional ceremonies of Amandebele Author Pathisa Nyathi
ISBN-10 0869227629
Release 2001
Pages 170
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Painting and Commerce in Northern Song Dynasty China 960 1126

Painting and Commerce in Northern Song Dynasty China  960 1126 Author Heping Liu
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040162102
Release 1997
Pages 263
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