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Ten Thousand Crossroads

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Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Recognized as the father of palliative care in North America, Balfour Mount facilitated a sea change in medical practice by foregrounding concern for the whole person facing incurable illness. In this intimate and far-reaching memoir, Mount leads the reader through the formative moments and milestones of his personal and professional life as they intersected with the history of medical treatment over the last fifty years. Mount's lifelong pursuit of understanding the needs of dying patients began during his training as a surgical oncologist at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital in the 1960s. He established the first comprehensive clinical program for end-of-life care in a teaching hospital in 1975 at McGill University's Royal Victoria Hospital, thus leading the charge for palliative medicine as a new specialty. His journey included collaboration with two storied healthcare innovators, British hospice pioneer Dame Cicely Saunders and American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, leading to a more fulsome understanding of the physical, psychosocial, and existential or spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their caregivers in the health care setting. This compelling narrative documents how the 'Royal Vic' team became internationally recognized as effective advocates of quality of life at the crossroad between life and death. From meetings with Viktor Frankl, the Dalai Lama and other teachers, to a memorable telephone chat with Mother Teresa, Mount recalls with appreciation, humour and humility, the places and people that helped to shed light on this universal human experience.


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Author: Ted Olson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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Crossroads by Ted Olson Book Resume:

CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South (broadly defined) and Southern culture. The material in the second volume of CrossRoads explores such topics as Southern language, literature, visual art, music, and food, and features scholarly work, compelling creative work, and visual arts. Original.

Midnight Crossroad

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Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Penguin
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Take a trip to the small Texas town where only outsiders fit in with the first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’ paranormal mystery series. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There’s a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There’s a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own...

Eritrea at a Crossroads

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Author: Andebrhan Welde Giorgis
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
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Eritrea at a Crossroads by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis Book Resume:

I congratulate Andebrhan Welde Giorgis on his high quality and extremely informative book that has not only the merit to be an update on the political situation in Eritrea but also asks the pertinent questions on the future of his marvelous country. He does it with tact and success, based on his long experience as freedom fighter, as senior public servant, as Ambassador and his rich experience of Africa. Each country in Africa must be able to determine its own future. Freedom, responsibility, control over its destiny, and solidarity, are the key ideas of the new vision for international cooperation that will help ensure the sustainability of the development process. The urgent need to create a democratic government resonates throughout the book. Good governance, respect for human rights, principles of democracy, and rule of law are essential universal values underpinning it. Andebrhan is one of those men, visionaries, and open to dialogue, reform and change. Eritrea at a Crossroads is key to understanding the challenges facing Eritrea and Africa. It is an eye opener on a complex and little understood crisis that is festering in Africa and holding the continent back. The book provides a solid intellectual foundation to understanding the region and will give anyone who wants to build a better future for Africa a great starting point. I congratulate him on this most valuable book which finds its place among all the lovers of Africa. Louis Michel Member of European Parliament, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid (2004-2009) and Foreign Minister of Belgium (1999-2004) Freedom fighter, scholar, central banker, diplomat, and now unhappy exile, no-one could be better placed than Andebrhan Welde Giorgis to trace Eritrea's distressing slide from triumph to tragedy. It's a harrowing story, but the author tells it comprehensively, objectively and lucidly in this excellent study. The future can be rescued, as Andebrhan makes clear, but only if the past is understood, and the present confronted -- by decent, concerned Eritreans, acting with the moral, political and economic support of the wider international community. May his voice be heard. Gareth Evans Chancellor, Australian National University; President, International Crisis Group (2000-09) and Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-96)

Career Crossroads

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Author: Adrian Choo
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
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Career Crossroads by Adrian Choo Book Resume:

Are you at the crossroads of your career right now? Should you stay or leave? And with mounting responsibilities, how can you make a successful switch? Your career is your greatest asset. An experienced headhunter in an international firm, Adrian Choo shares the insights gathered from interviewing successful business leaders across the globe. He distils the essence of his findings into a set of simple Career Strategies™ that you can follow. Learn how to approach this challenge and successfully navigate opportunities to achieve career success and fulfillment. If you are an undergraduate, this is an ideal primer for career planning. It will help you to achieve success in your future career. If you are in your early thirties, this will discuss the factors affecting your marketability and help you to start planning for the future. It also identifies career speed bumps and potholes to avoid. if you are in your early forties, this will help you to develop a personalised Career Strategy™ to stay relevant for the next half of your career. Learn how to successfully reinvent your career by leveraging on your Career Pivots™ into different industries or functions. If you are in your fifties, this book provides a framework for you to attach your own career experiences, a useful tool for mentoring your staff about their own career moves

Studies at the Crossroads of Management & Economics

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Author: Samet Evci,Anshuman Sharma
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Studies at the Crossroads of Management & Economics by Samet Evci,Anshuman Sharma Book Resume:

Business and economics, which are among the disciplines of social science, examine and discuss many issues affecting human life from various perspectives. In this context, prominent subjects in business and economics are examined by authors with different disciplines and approaches in this book. The book consists of three chapters: economıc theory and polıcy, financial accounting and auditing, strategic management and marketing. The subjects in each chapter are examined in an understandable way in accordance with the business managers, investors and researchers.

Master of the Crossroads

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Author: Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher: Vintage
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Continuing his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave uprising, Madison Smartt Bell’s Master of the Crossroads delivers a stunning portrayal of Toussaint Louverture, former slave, military genius and liberator of Haiti, and his struggle against the great European powers to free his people in the only successful slave revolution in history. At the outset, Toussaint is a second-tier general in the Spanish army, which is supporting the rebel slaves’ fight against the French. But w hen Toussaint is betrayed by his former allies and the commanders of the Spanish army, he reunites his army with the French, wresting vital territories and manpower from Spanish control. With his army one among several factions, Toussaint eventually rises as the ultimate victor as he wards off his enemies to take control of the French colony and establish a new constitution. Bell’s grand, multifaceted novel shows a nation, splintered by actions and in the throes of chaos, carried to liberation and justice through the undaunted tenacity of one incredible visionary.

The Crossroads of Should and Must

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Author: Elle Luna
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna Book Resume:

There are two paths in life: Should & Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again, and every day. And we get to choose. Starting out or starting over, making a career change or making a life change, the most life-affirming thing you can do is to honor the voice inside that says your have something special to give, and then heed the call and act. Many have traveled this road before. Here’s how you can, too. #choosemust An inspirational gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, and every career change.

The Crossroads

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Author: Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Winner of the International Latino Book Award “An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” —Kirkus Reviews “Insightful, realistic picture...especially important reading for today’s children.” —Booklist “Fans of The Only Road will appreciate...while teachers and librarians may find the text useful to counter unsubstantiated myths about Central Americans fleeing to the US.” —School Library Journal Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road. After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can’t be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Ángela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place “home.” His real home is with his parents, abuela, and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself—a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can’t return home, but he’s not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you’re sin papeles—undocumented—like Jaime. When things look bleak, hope arrives from unexpected places: a quiet boy on the bus, a music teacher, an old ranch hand. With his sketchbook always close by, Jaime uses his drawings to show what it means to be a true citizen. Powerful and moving, this touching sequel to The Only Road explores overcoming homesickness, finding ways to connect despite a language barrier, and discovering what it means to start over in a new place that alternates between being wonderful and completely unwelcoming.

Black Families at the Crossroads

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Author: Leanor Boulin Johnson,Robert Staples
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Black Families at the Crossroads by Leanor Boulin Johnson,Robert Staples Book Resume:

This updated edition of the classic book Black Families at the Crossroads, offers a comprehensive examination of the diverse and complex issues surrounding Black families. Leanor Boulin Johnson and Robert Staples combine more than sixty years of writing and research on Black families to offer insights into the pre-slavery development of the Black middle class, internal processes that affect all class strata among Black American families, the impact of race on modern Black immigrant families, the interaction of external forces and internal norms at each stage of the Black family life cycle, and public policies that provide challenges and promising prospects for the continuing resilience of the Black family as an American institution. This thoroughly revised edition features new research, including empirical studies and theoretical applications, and a review of significant social polices and economic changes in the past decade and their impact on Black families.


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Author: Tal Ronnen,Scot Jones,Serafina Magnussen
Publisher: Artisan Books
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Crossroads by Tal Ronnen,Scot Jones,Serafina Magnussen Book Resume:

More than 100 elegant, plant-based recipes from the acclaimed chef who’s trailblazing “a new kind of flavor-first vegan cooking . . . Stunning” (Food & Wine). At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, Tal Ronnen is reinventing plant-based eating. The menu may be vegan, but there are no soybeans or bland seitan to be found. Ronnen and his executive chef, Scot Jones, turn seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare—think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables. In Crossroads, an IACP Cookbook Award finalist, Ronnen shares more than 100 accessible, unfussy recipes, all photographed in sumptuous detail. Here you will find vegan cuisine for the modern palate, with everything from weeknight dinners to snacks and appetizers, special occasion meals, desserts, and more. “Best Food Books of 2015” —USA Today

Crossroads of Culture

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Author: Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh,Stephen E. Nash,Steven R. Holen,Stephen Edward Nash
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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Crossroads of Culture by Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh,Stephen E. Nash,Steven R. Holen,Stephen Edward Nash Book Resume:

The hectic front of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science hides an unseen back of the museum that is also bustling. Less than 1 percent of the museum's collections are on display at any given time, and the Department of Anthropology alone cares for more than 50,000 objects from every corner of the globe not normally available to the public. This lavishly illustrated book presents and celebrates the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's exceptional anthropology collections for the first time. The book presents 123 full-color images to highlight the museum's cultural treasures. Selected for their individual beauty, historic value, and cultural meaning, these objects connect different places, times, and people. From the mammoth hunters of the Plains to the first American pioneer settlers to the flourishing Hispanic and Asian diasporas in downtown Denver, the Rocky Mountain region has been home to a breathtaking array of cultures. Many objects tell this story of the Rocky Mountains' fascinating and complex past, whereas others serve to bring enigmatic corners of the globe to modern-day Denver. Crossroads of Culture serves as a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's anthropology collections. All the royalties from this publication will benefit the collections of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Department of Anthropology.

Cultural Crossroads in the Ancient Novel

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Author: Marília P. Futre Pinheiro,David Konstan,Bruce Duncan MacQueen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Cultural Crossroads in the Ancient Novel by Marília P. Futre Pinheiro,David Konstan,Bruce Duncan MacQueen Book Resume:

The protagonists of the ancient novels wandered or were carried off to distant lands, from Italy in the west to Persia in the east and Ethiopia in the south; the authors themselves came, or pretended to come, from remote places such as Aphrodisia and Phoenicia; and the novelistic form had antecedents in a host of classical genres. These intersections are explored in this volume. Papers in the first section discuss “mapping the world in the novels.” The second part looks at the dialogical imagination, and the conversation between fiction and history in the novels. Section 3 looks at the way ancient fiction has been transmitted and received. Space, as the locus of cultural interaction and exchange, is the topic of the fourth part. The fifth and final section is devoted to character and emotion, and how these are perceived or constructed in ancient fiction. Overall, a rich picture is offered of the many spatial and cultural dimensions in a variety of ancient fictional genres.

The Crossroads of Life

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Author: Matthew the Colorado Cowboy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Crossroads of Life by Matthew the Colorado Cowboy Book Resume:

Can the love between two men withstand all the challanges they face or will outside influances tear them apart? find out in this epic story The Cross Roads of Life.

Cause for Hope

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Author: Bill Phipps
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
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Cause for Hope by Bill Phipps Book Resume:

Global society stands at a crossroads, one of those critical moments in the history of humankind. The simple fact is that the Earth cannot support our rampant overuse and misuse of its abundant gift of resources. Not only are we depleting the forests, oceans, soil, we are also poisoning the air and polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We are living far beyond our means. Life as we are creating it is measurably and extravagantly unsustainable. - Bill Phipps. All societies live by their stories. This provocative book from one of the most provocative leaders in the Canadian church challenges the governing story that has shaped and defined Western culture and society - a story that has manifested itself in ecological destruction, war and the obscene military expenditures that go with it, unprecendented consumerism, economic disparity between rich and poor, mistreatment of non-white cultures and races, sexism, and fear. Clearly, it is time for a new story. Bill Phipps takes on the task of outlining the core themes of this new story with the passion and vision of a modern-day prophet. He shows us the deeply spiritual nature of the issues and choices that confront us. Recognizing that the challenges we face are inherently interconnected and can no longer be treated in isolation from each other, his approach is multi-faceted, touching on all aspects of life, including the role of the arts in bringing about transformation. As a culture and as a society, we do indeed stand at a crossroads - one of those rare grace-moments when we are granted the opportunity to choose our future. So the question remains before us. Will we choose the way of death, or the way of new life? Cause for Hope is part warning cry, part visionary exploration, part encouragement for the journey. As such, it is itself a cause for hope. Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion, making this book a valuable resource for study group use.

The Lake Mystery

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Author: Nancy E. Crofts
Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.
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The Lake Mystery by Nancy E. Crofts Book Resume:

Nine flights up in the fire tower's small observation cubicle, with only stars in the night sky, the twins spotted lights moving suspiciously on the north shore of the lake. Could these lights be related to other mysterious sightings around the area? There was only one way to find out... Wait and watch patiently for the lights to shine on the truth.

Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia and Singapore (4th Edition)

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Author: Jim Baker
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
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Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia and Singapore (4th Edition) by Jim Baker Book Resume:

In this fully updated 4th edition of his ever-popular Crossroads, Jim Baker adds new analysis following the watershed 2018 general elections in Malaysia and reviews the policies and impact of the next generation of Singapore’s leaders. The original text, which traces the complex currents of history and politics of Malaysia and Singapore—neighbours with a common past—has also been revised to re-evaluate events in the context of new historical findings and perspectives. From Srivijaya to British colony to modern states, this is “history without tears” (The New Straits Times). “A must-read” — Ken Whiting, former Associated Press Singapore Bureau Chief “Baker’s thrilling book profits from his refusal to separate Singapore’s history from Malaysia’s. What we get is a broad story filled with surprising details drawn from his own experiences and from other scholarly works and told in an easy and captivating style.” — Dr Ooi Kee Beng, Senior Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore "Jim Baker’s Crossroads is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in more than a few quarters. His book presents a side of history not many may be aware of or even want to know … it is as thought-provoking as it is enlightening.” — The Sun

The Libyan Crossroads (inglés)

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Author: Ricardo García Vilanova
Publisher: Blume
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The Libyan Crossroads (inglés) by Ricardo García Vilanova Book Resume:

Photo essay depicting the deadly crossings to Europe for many refugees and migrants: a book that portrays the suffering and resistace of refugees and migrants throughout their death-defying journey.

Angola at the Crossroads

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Author: Rui Santos Verde
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Angola at the Crossroads by Rui Santos Verde Book Resume:

Angola is the third largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and plans to accede to the Commonwealth. However, it is poised at a crossroads between a past marked by civil war and corruption and a future of potential economic development. This book examines the post-Civil War period which began in 2002 and saw the rise of a corrupt ruling elite, as well as recent developments in the country, such as the efforts of the current President, João Lourenço, to reform the regime through political openness, economic growth and a crackdown on corruption. Rui Santos Verde analyses the country's recent history of corruption and the current attempts at reform in order to determine whether economic and political development is on the horizon for Angola, or whether these reforms are simply a move towards consolidating President Lourenço's personal power.

The Battle of Brice's Crossroads

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Author: Stewart L Bennett
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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The Battle of Brice's Crossroads by Stewart L Bennett Book Resume:

The history of this unexpected Confederate victory in Civil War Mississippi, told through a collection of first-person soldier accounts. An insignificant crossroads in northeast Mississippi was an unlikely battleground for one of the most spectacular Confederate victories in the western theater of the Civil War. But that is where two generals determined destiny for their men. Union general Samuel D. Sturgis looked to redeem his past military record, while hard-fighting Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest aimed to drive the Union army out of Mississippi or die trying. In the hot June sun, their armies collided for control of north Mississippi in a story of courage, overwhelming odds, and American spirit. In this book, Stewart Bennett retells the day’s saga through a wealth of first-person soldier accounts. Includes photos

Resistance and Emotions

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Author: Mikael Baaz,Satu Heikkinen,Mona Lilja
Publisher: Routledge
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Resistance and Emotions by Mikael Baaz,Satu Heikkinen,Mona Lilja Book Resume:

This book discusses different ways in which the cross-roads between emotions and resistance can be theorised. While the sociological field focuses primarily on emotions that are entangled in the relationship between the individual and collective, the cultural studies field has recently started to emphasise affects as a ‘rescue’ from the deterministic aspect of the poststructuralist approach (in which language decides everything) (Hemmings 2005, 2014). Scholars promoting the ‘affective turn’ argue that affects and interpretations are inseparable. By taking affects as the point of departure, it is argued that it is possible to show how bodies move in their own ways, but still in relation to others. Departing from this, it becomes interesting to explore how emotions are involved in different power relations and how they feed resistance. If we accept that emotions and interpretations are entangled and inseparable then we must investigate emotions as powerful forces of resistance. The chapters were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of Political Power.

Dark Muse

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Author: David Simms
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Dark Muse by David Simms Book Resume:

Does music have the power to invade the soul? Beware the Dark Muse… Thirteen-year-old Muddy Brooks has always wanted to fit in with the "regular" crowd in a small town in New Jersey. He hopes that his band, The Accidentals, helps gain him acceptance into the world where he has always stuck out like a broken thumb. When his older brother disappears at the crossroads while playing a mysterious song, Muddy plunges into a world of music where songs come to life, where musicians find their inspiration, what price they must pay for fame. He must learn to harness the power of the legendary crossroads and conquer what lies on the other side. A series of trials that inspired classic songs awaits the teens, each deadlier than the next, each testing their newfound powers. Along with drummer Otis, singer Poe, and saxophonist Corey, each battling their own disabilities or demons, Muddy must cross the river that is the source for all creativity. The band fights a world alive with unimaginable horrors and realize their path to redemption is hindered by two obstacles that may destroy them: the Tritons, vicious inhuman leaders of the strange world, and the Dark Muse, a something, or someone who wields the full power of the River. The band’s journey calls for them to build a stairway to heaven, sail through smoke on the water, become iron men, and walk that way across the abyss. But their ultimate battle may prove in vain--it might not save Muddy's brother from the darkness --or awaken something far more deadly. *** Do you believe music has power? Dark Muse answers that question with an ear-shattering scream that will plunge you into terrifying worlds unknown. Hang on! - Elizabeth Massie, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author of Sineater and the upcoming Ameri-Scares television show (produced by Margot Robbie).

Judicial Independence at the Crossroads

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Author: Stephen B Burbank,Barry Friedman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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Judicial Independence at the Crossroads by Stephen B Burbank,Barry Friedman Book Resume:

Concerned that scholars in various disciplines were talking past each other and that policy debates concerning judicial independence were impoverished, the editors convened a conference of scholars from the disciplines of law, political science, history, economics and sociology. Judicial Independence at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Approach is a collection of essays reflecting the disciplinary perspectives of the authors and the shared understanding that emerged from the conference.

Crossroads of Freedom

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Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Crossroads of Freedom by James M. McPherson Book Resume:

The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history, with more than 6,000 soldiers killed--four times the number lost on D-Day, and twice the number killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks. In Crossroads of Freedom, America's most eminent Civil War historian, James M. McPherson, paints a masterful account of this pivotal battle, the events that led up to it, and its aftermath. As McPherson shows, by September 1862 the survival of the United States was in doubt. The Union had suffered a string of defeats, and Robert E. Lee's army was in Maryland, poised to threaten Washington. The British government was openly talking of recognizing the Confederacy and brokering a peace between North and South. Northern armies and voters were demoralized. And Lincoln had shelved his proposed edict of emancipation months before, waiting for a victory that had not come--that some thought would never come. Both Confederate and Union troops knew the war was at a crossroads, that they were marching toward a decisive battle. It came along the ridges and in the woods and cornfields between Antietam Creek and the Potomac River. Valor, misjudgment, and astonishing coincidence all played a role in the outcome. McPherson vividly describes a day of savage fighting in locales that became forever famous--The Cornfield, the Dunkard Church, the West Woods, and Bloody Lane. Lee's battered army escaped to fight another day, but Antietam was a critical victory for the Union. It restored morale in the North and kept Lincoln's party in control of Congress. It crushed Confederate hopes of British intervention. And it freed Lincoln to deliver the Emancipation Proclamation, which instantly changed the character of the war. McPherson brilliantly weaves these strands of diplomatic, political, and military history into a compact, swift-moving narrative that shows why America's bloodiest day is, indeed, a turning point in our history.

Financial Systems at the Crossroads

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Author: Wing Thye Woo,Yingli Pan,Jeffrey D Sachs,Junhui Qian
Publisher: World Scientific
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Financial Systems at the Crossroads by Wing Thye Woo,Yingli Pan,Jeffrey D Sachs,Junhui Qian Book Resume:

Financial Systems at the Crossroads: Lessons for China is written by leading financial experts to study the causes of financial disasters internationally. The research team is drawn from the global research networks of three leading universities: the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the School of Economics at Fudan University, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. This review volume identifies the regulatory framework to guide the emergence of efficient financial institutions that are prudent; and to specify the required institutional mechanisms to prevent and resolve systemic collapse. It examines the specific circumstances of China to come up with a comprehensive agenda to reform China's financial sector. It provides in-depth analysis of China's financial industry to show its future evolution and offers lessons for developing a financial system that is efficient, innovative and resilient. Contents:Analytical Overview:Mobilizing China's Financial Sector Efficiently and Safely for Sustaining Economic Transformation and Strengthening Global Financial Stability (Yingli Pan, Jeffrey D Sachs, Wing Thye Woo and John Qi Zhu)Understanding the Important Lessons from the International Experience:Wall Street Lawlessness (Jeffrey D Sachs)Systemic Lack of Prudence in Wealthy Nations: Avoiding the Dark Side of Financial Development (Peter Boone and Simon Johnson)Lessons from the Financial Liberalization in the Nordic Countries in the 1980s (Seppo Honkapohja)Asian Financial Markets and Financial Internationalization in China (Kiyohiko G Nishimura)Tokyo's Ultimately Failed Bid for First Tier International Financial Centre Status: Why Did It Fall Short and What are the Lessons for Shanghai? (Huw McKay)Designing the Right Financial System for China:The Great Accommodation: Chinese Central Banking in the New Millennium (Junhui Qian and Wing Thye Woo)The Structural Friction in China's Banking System: Causes, Measurement and Solutions (Hongzhong Liu and Tai Qin)Credit Rationing, Bank Bailouts, and the Deleterious Impact of Credit: Evidence from China (Jean Louis Arcand)The Options for Reforming the Renminbi Exchange Rate Regime (Xinru Wu, Yingli Pan, Zhichao Zhang, Jing Nie and Si Zhou)The Internationalization of the Renminbi is in Accordance with China's National Interests and Global Responsibilities (Yingli Pan, Yingfeng Xu and Jun Wu)Reforming China's Rural Financial Market (Xi Zhu) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in financial industry, financial analysts and China-watchers. Keywords:Financial Systems;Chinese Economy;US Economy;Financial Development;Nordic Countries;China Central Banking;Renminbi Exchange RateKey Features:Written by leading financial experts from the global research networks of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University and Columbia UniversityStudies the causes of financial disasters internationallyExamines the specific circumstances of China to come up with a comprehensive agenda to reform China's financial sectorProvides in-depth analysis of China's financial industry to show its future evolutionOffers lessons for developing a financial system that is efficient, innovative and resilient

Baylor at the Crossroads

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Author: Donald D. Schmeltekopf
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Baylor at the Crossroads by Donald D. Schmeltekopf Book Resume:

This is a book about the enormous changes that took place at Baylor University from 1991 to 2003, as seen through the perceptive eyes of its provost at the time, Donald D. Schmeltekopf. On the front end was the charter revision, a change that permanently restructured the legal governance of the university. On the back end was Baylor 2012, a grand vision for the university issued by the Board of Regents on September 21, 2001. There were several critical crossroads along the way to what has now been created at Baylor, a Christian research university, one of a kind among church-related universities in the Protestant orbit. These memoirs tell the story of this transformation from the perspective of one who was leading at the crossroads.

Crossroads: Book Three of the Shepherd Chronicles

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Author: Gary Friedman
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Crossroads: Book Three of the Shepherd Chronicles by Gary Friedman Book Resume:

David Hynes is torn between continuing on the path created for him by a mysterious messenger or supporting a grieving family and starting a life with his beloved, Peggy. After deciding to move forward on his journey, David strikes out once again to bring his message to those that have lost their way. With his flock growing, David finds his way from national politics and battles with terrorists to rescuing an elderly man from a fate that does not belong to him. Along his path, he discovers the greater depth of his mission and a new mentor to guide his way. His mysterious messenger takes on a new form as David begins to define his future. Through it all, David proves that one man can make a difference not just for himself, but for every life he touches, while encouraging all of us to do the same. In the conclusion to the Shepherd Chronicles trilogy, one man continues an inspirational quest to take the focus off himself and make a difference. Please visit the author’s web site

The Crossroads of Zil

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Author: Elizabeth Collins
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The Crossroads of Zil by Elizabeth Collins Book Resume:

Life, death, and everything in-between . . . This, is the story of The Crossroads of Zil. A tale about a little girl lost within her own story, ends up getting a second chance, as she leaves behind the life she once knew and ventures to a place beyond her imagination. Meeting fantastic characters along the way, the girl learns and discovers from each about their own uniqueness and how all of them play a part in the overall design of life and the girl herself. You are invited to take an incredible journey, as you follow along a little girl’s travels, taking her down the roads of an unforgettable land, and finding not only herself but, The Crossroads of Zil.

Thomas at the Crossroads

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Author: Risto Uro
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Thomas at the Crossroads by Risto Uro Book Resume:

The Gospel of Thomas is one of the most debated early Christian writings. Discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, its date, message and relation to the canonical gospels have been the subject of much divisive argument. This book offers new perspectives on the gospel and demonstrates the various ways in which it sheds light on the ideological and social history of early Christianity.Expert scholars go to the heart of current issues in Thomasine studies, such as the role of oral and written traditions in the composition of the gospel, Thomas' relationship with the Gospel of John and with Gnostic and ascetic tendencies in early Christianity, the gospel's attitude to women followers of Jesus and to Jewish ritual practices.

Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads

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Author: Norman K. Denzin,Michael D. Giardina
Publisher: Routledge
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Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads by Norman K. Denzin,Michael D. Giardina Book Resume:

Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads critically reflects on the ever-changing dynamics of qualitative research in the contemporary moment. We live at a crossroads in which the spaces for critical civic discourse are narrowing, in which traditional political ideologies are now questioned: there is no utopian vision on the horizon, only fear and doubt. The moral and ethical foundations of democracy are under assault, global inequality is on the rise, facts are derided as ‘fake news’—an uncertain future stands at our door. Premised on the belief that our troubled times call for a critical inquiry that matters—a discourse committed to a politics of resistance, a politics of possibility—leading international contributors from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Norway, and Denmark present a range of perspectives, challenges, and opportunities for the field. In so doing, they wrestle with questions concerning the intersecting vectors of method, politics, and praxis. More specifically, contributors engage with issues ranging from indigenous and decolonizing methods, arts-based research, and intersectionality to debates over the research marketplace, accountability metrics, and emergent forays into post-qualitative inquiry.

Rural Youth at the Crossroads

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Author: Kai. A Schafft,Sanja Stanić,Renata Horvatek,Annie Maselli
Publisher: Routledge
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Rural Youth at the Crossroads by Kai. A Schafft,Sanja Stanić,Renata Horvatek,Annie Maselli Book Resume:

Featuring chapters by an international group of scholars and academics, Rural Youth at the Crossroads discusses the challenges and contexts facing youth from rural communities in countries with legacies of socialism undergoing social, political, and economic transition. The chapters employ a variety of sources and approaches to examine rural youth outcomes, and the well-being and sustainability of rural areas. The book focuses particularly on career and educational goals, the often contradictory relations between rural schools and communities, majority-minoritized group relations, community engagement, and political attitudes. Individual chapters examine these questions and dynamics within Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Vietnam. In total the volume represents a unique and timely comparative discussion of the relationship between youth and rural development within transitional societies, and the challenges and opportunities for enhancing the well-being and sustainability of rural communities. Aimed at informing strategies to revitalize rural social space, this book is targeted towards social scientists with interest in sociology and rural sociology, demography, education, youth development, community/regional development, rurality, public policy, and identity formation in transitional contexts. As such, this book will have international appeal to researchers, educators, and policymakers in transitional countries, and to those interested in these topics, regions, and communities.

Mortality of Veteran Participants in the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test

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Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test
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Mortality of Veteran Participants in the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test by Institute of Medicine,Committee on the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test Book Resume:

In 1946, approximately 40,000 U.S. military personnel participated in Operation CROSSROADS, an atmospheric nuclear test that took place at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Congress passed a law directing the Veterans Administration to determine whether there were any long-term adverse health effects associated with exposure to ionizing radiation from the detonation of nuclear devices. This book contains the results of an extensive epidemiological study of the mortality of participants compared with a similar group of nonparticipants. Topics of discussion include a breakdown of the study rationale; an overview of other studies of veteran participants in nuclear tests; and descriptions of Operation CROSSROADS, data sources for the study, participant and comparison cohorts, exposure details, mortality ascertainment, and findings and conclusions.

Mineral Processing at a Crossroads

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Author: B.A. Wills,R.W. Barley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Mineral Processing at a Crossroads by B.A. Wills,R.W. Barley Book Resume:

Due to the increasingly complex mineralogy, and lower grade of many current ore reserves, technology has, over the past decade, had to evolve rapidly to treat these materials economically in an industry which has undergone severe periods of recession. However, most of the technical innovations, such as the increasing use of solvent-extraction, ion-exchange etc., have been in the field of chemical ore processing, and, apart from the use of computers and ever larger unit process machines, there have been few major evolutionary changes in the field of physical mineral processing, where conventional crushing and grinding methods, essentially unchanged in half a century, are followed by the 'old-faithfuls'- flotation, gravity, magnetic and electrostatic methods of separation. Many of these techniques have major limitations in the treatment of 'new' ores such as complex sulphides, and the main purpose of the NATO Advanced study Institute (ASI) "Mineral Processing at a Crossroads" was to review the future of mineral processing. One of the great failings of physical methods is their inability to treat ultra-fine particles, and much research effort is required in this area. Flotation is still the most widely used and researched method for separating minerals, and is the only method which can be used to produce separate concentrates from complex sulphide ores. However, its performance on these 'modern' ores is poor, and it is in this area particularly that chemical methods will increasingly be integrated into plant circuits.

Energy at the Crossroads

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Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: MIT Press
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Energy at the Crossroads by Vaclav Smil Book Resume:

An objective, comprehensive, and accessible examination of today's most crucial problem: preserving the environment in the face of society's insatiable demand for energy. In Energy at the Crossroads, Vaclav Smil considers the twenty-first century's crucial question: how to reconcile the modern world's unceasing demand for energy with the absolute necessity to preserve the integrity of the biosphere. With this book he offers a comprehensive, accessible guide to today's complex energy issues—how to think clearly and logically about what is possible and what is desirable in our energy future. After a century of unprecedented production growth, technical innovation, and expanded consumption, the world faces a number of critical energy challenges arising from unequal resource distribution, changing demand patterns, and environmental limitations. The fundamental message of Energy at the Crossroads is that our dependence on fossil fuels must be reduced not because of any imminent resource shortages but because the widespread burning of oil, coal, and natural gas damages the biosphere and presents increasing economic and security problems as the world relies on more expensive supplies and Middle Eastern crude oil. Smil begins with an overview of the twentieth century's long-term trends and achievements in energy production. He then discusses energy prices, the real cost of energy, and "energy linkages"—the effect energy issues have on the economy, on quality of life, on the environment, and in wartime. He discusses the pitfalls of forecasting, giving many examples of failed predictions and showing that unexpected events can disprove complex models. And he examines the pros and cons not only of fossil fuels but also of alternative fuels such as hydroenergy, biomass energy, wind power, and solar power. Finally, he considers the future, focusing on what really matters, what works, what is realistic, and which outcomes are most desirable.

Farther Away

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Author: Jonathan Franzen
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Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen Book Resume:

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it “a masterpiece of American fiction” and lauded its illumination “through the steady radiance of its author’s profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew.” In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigour to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recounting his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, examining his mixed feelings about the suicide of his friend and rival David Foster Wallace, or offering a moving and witty take on the ways in which technology has changed how people express their love, these pieces deliver on Franzen’s implicit promise to conceal nothing. Taken together, his essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature and with some of the most important issues of our day.


Eve [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Wm. Paul Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Eve by Wm. Paul Young Book Resume:

From the author of the twenty-five-million-copy bestseller The Shack comes a captivating new novel destined to be one of the most talked-about books of the decade. Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional beliefs about who we are and how we’re made. Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained by cultural rules or limitations. When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers that her genetic code connects her to every known race. No one would guess what her survival will mean… No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter” and invites her to witness the truth about her own story—indeed, the truth about us all. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden. Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.

Atlantic Crossroads

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Author: José Moya
Publisher: Routledge
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Atlantic Crossroads by José Moya Book Resume:

Unlike most books on the Atlantic that associate its history with European colonialism and thus end in 1800, this volume demonstrates that the Atlantic connections not only outlasted colonialism, they also reached unprecedented levels in postcolonial times, when the Atlantic truly became the world’s major crossroads and dominant economy. Twice as many Europeans entered New York, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo in 3 years on the eve of WWI as had arrived in all the New World during 300 years of colonial rule. Transatlantic ties surged again with mass movements from the West Indies, Latin America, and Africa to North America and Western Europe from the 1960s to the present. As befits a transnational subject, the 24 contributors in this volume come from 14 different countries. Over half of the chapters are co-authored, an exceptional level of scholarly collaboration, and all but two are explicitly comparative. Comparisons include Congo and Yoruba slaves in Brazil, Irish and Italian mercenaries and adventurers in the New World, German Lutherans in Canada and Argentina, Spanish laborers in Algeria and Cuba, the diasporic nationalism of ethnic groups without nation states, and the transatlantic politics of fascism and anti-fascism in the interwar. Overall, the volume shows the Atlantic World’s distinctiveness rested not on the level or persistence of colonial control but on the density and longevity of human migrations and the resulting high levels of social and cultural contact, circulation, connection, and mixing. This title will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of Atantic and global history, migration, diaspora, slavery, ethnicity, nationalism, citizenship, politics, anthropology, and area studies.

World At The Crossroads: New Conflicts New Solutions A - Proceedings Of The 43rd Pugwash Conference On Science And World Affairs

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Author: Rotblat Joseph
Publisher: World Scientific
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World At The Crossroads: New Conflicts New Solutions A - Proceedings Of The 43rd Pugwash Conference On Science And World Affairs by Rotblat Joseph Book Resume:

Photonics and nanotechnology are popular emerging fields of technology. This proceedings volume contains over 12 selected papers from the International Workshop and Conference on Photonics and Nanotechnology (ICPN) 2007, held in Pattaya, Thailand, from December 16-18, 2007. The papers cover a wide range of topics, from optical and nonlinear optical physics to nanoelectronics.


Crossroads [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ella Jukwey
Publisher: Wordjar
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Crossroads by Ella Jukwey Book Resume:

Chelsea, Veronique, Zora & Yvette have been friends since school days. Now in their mid-twenties they are all relatively successful and content. In a series of events and revelations the four friends lives hit a “Crossroads”. A thought-provoking and entertaining read that explores female friendship, relationships, the pressures of success and marriage amongst other topics.

Canada at a Crossroads

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Author: Jeffrey Denis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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Canada at a Crossroads by Jeffrey Denis Book Resume:

Drawing on group position theory, settler colonial studies, critical race theory, and Indigenous theorizing, Canada at a Crossroads emphasizes the social psychological barriers to transforming white settler ideologies and practices and working towards decolonization. After tracing settlers’ sense of group superiority and entitlement to historical and ongoing colonial processes, Denis illustrates how contemporary Indigenous and settler residents think about and relate to one another. He highlights how, despite often having close cross-group relationships, residents maintain conflicting perspectives on land, culture, history, and treaties, and Indigenous residents frequently experience interpersonal and systemic racism. Denis then critically assesses the promise and pitfalls of commonly proposed solutions, including intergroup contact, education, apologies, and collective action, and concludes that genuine reconciliation will require radically restructuring Canadian society and perpetually fulfilling treaty responsibilities.