The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

A History of Now

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Author: Michael Burleigh

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509847936

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times? In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. Incisive, robust and always insightful, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times by Michael Burleigh is both a dazzling tour d’horizon of the world as it is today and a surprisingly optimistic vision of the world as it might become.

The Worst of Times

A Story of the Great Depression

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Author: James Lincoln Collier

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 162064648X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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When the Depression strikes America, throwing millions out of work, Petey Williamson's family seems safe. Hadn't the boss promised Petey's father that he'd always have a job? But during the Depression, promises cannot always be kept, and Petey finds his family sliding rapidly into poverty. And when Petey's much-admired cousin Steve starts working as a union organizer in the battle to improve conditions for workers, poverty turns into tragedy.

How to Get a Job in the Worst of Times

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Author: Jay Michael Schechter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147712523X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 49

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SUMMARY The purpose of this book is to how to pursue employment when the economy is in transition. As I stated in my Preface, this book is intended as an experience from a person who has 85 jobs and counting. I dont pretend to be an expert, I am serving as a guidepost from experience. The only way to learn something is by doing; and, as far as obtaining a job, I have a wealth of knowledge. The book is intended for the unemployed as well as the employed, veterans and college students; as well as advice and a warning to employers. Finally, I point to the foreign based employers as possibly a trend which can remake the American job market. I hope these chapters can lift your spirits, and use it as a primer to staying employed.

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific

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Author: Joshua Ho,Catherine Zara Raymond

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789812563323

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This authoritative book brings together in a single volume international experts renowned in their specializations to discuss issues and current trends relating to maritime security. It looks at the issue of maritime security in the Asia-Pacific through a three step approach. Firstly, it surveys both the global maritime outlook and the outlook in each of the regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. From these regional perspectives, trends in commercial shipping and force modernization, and issues like the weapons proliferation and maritime terrorism are discussed. After looking at the maritime environment, the specific challenges that the maritime community faces are examined. These challenges include maritime boundary and territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the force modernization of three Northeast Asian navies, and the spectre of maritime terrorism. The volume concludes by looking at some new initiatives for maritime cooperation, a survey of maritime ?re

The Worst of Times

How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions

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Author: Paul B. Wignall

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400874246

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Unraveling the mystery of the catastrophic age of extinctions Two hundred sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, might have played in causing these global catastrophes. Drawing on the latest discoveries as well as his own firsthand experiences conducting field expeditions to remote corners of the world, Paul Wignall reveals what scientists are only now beginning to understand about the most prolonged and calamitous period of environmental crisis in Earth's history. Wignall shows how these series of unprecedented extinction events swept across the planet, killing life on a scale more devastating than the dinosaur extinctions that would follow. The Worst of Times unravels one of the great enigmas of ancient Earth and shows how this ushered in a new age of vibrant and more resilient life on our planet.

Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Our Family's Journey with Bipolar

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Author: Penelope Rowe

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741156181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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An honest and inspiring personal account of living with bi-polar disorder.

Care and protection in the worst of times

UNICEF support to children and women in the Great Lakes region : a donor report, 1997

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Author: Elizabeth Kramer,UNICEF. Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office. Emergency Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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The Human Organization of Time

Temporal Realities and Experience

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Author: Allen C. Bluedorn

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804741071

Category: Social Science

Page: 367

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Particularly valuable to those involved in the management and organizational sciences, since much material from those fields informs the discussion, this book considers several answers to the question of the true nature of time. It demonstrates that humanity creates a variety of times and the times affect the experiences of life—as times vary, so does life.