Ordinary People

Ordinary People
Author: Judith Guest
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1978-09
Genre: Brothers
ISBN: 9780812420876


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The story of a youth's breakdown and recovery and the effect it has on his family.

Ordinary People

Ordinary People
Author: Diana Evans
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781631498138


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Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, and the Rathbones Folio Prize Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature A Washington Post "Lily Lit" Book Club Selection

Judith Guest's Ordinary People

Judith Guest's Ordinary People
Author: Nancy Gilsenan
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Total Pages: 84
Release: 1983
Genre: Brothers
ISBN: 9780871295002


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Describes a youth's breakdown and recovery and how it affects his family. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Extraordinary, Ordinary People

Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Author: Condoleezza Rice
Publisher: Crown
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2011-10-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0307888479


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This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl--and a young woman--trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community that made all the difference. Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist. Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman--and the first black woman ever--to serve as Secretary of State. But until she was 25 she never learned to swim, because when she was a little girl in Birmingham, Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor decided he'd rather shut down the city's pools than give black citizens access. Throughout the 1950's, Birmingham's black middle class largely succeeded in insulating their children from the most corrosive effects of racism, providing multiple support systems to ensure the next generation would live better than the last. But by 1963, Birmingham had become an environment where blacks were expected to keep their head down and do what they were told--or face violent consequences. That spring two bombs exploded in Rice’s neighborhood amid a series of chilling Klu Klux Klan attacks. Months later, four young girls lost their lives in a particularly vicious bombing. So how was Rice able to achieve what she ultimately did? Her father, John, a minister and educator, instilled a love of sports and politics. Her mother, a teacher, developed Condoleezza’s passion for piano and exposed her to the fine arts. From both, Rice learned the value of faith in the face of hardship and the importance of giving back to the community. Her parents’ fierce unwillingness to set limits propelled her to the venerable halls of Stanford University, where she quickly rose through the ranks to become the university’s second-in-command. An expert in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs, she played a leading role in U.S. policy as the Iron Curtain fell and the Soviet Union disintegrated. Less than a decade later, at the apex of the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, she received the exciting news--just shortly before her father’s death--that she would go on to the White House as the first female National Security Advisor. As comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the poignancy of her mother’s cancer battle and the heady challenge of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders, Rice holds nothing back in this remarkably candid telling.

Ordinary People, Turbulent Times

Ordinary People, Turbulent Times
Author: Alice Dreifuss Goldstein
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2008
Genre: German Americans
ISBN: 1434381226


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"Life was good, and promising to get ever better for the recently married Dreifuss couple and their young daughter, Alice, living in rural southwest Germany. Then HItler came to power, and their world turned upside down. This vivid biography deals with one of the transforming events of the twentieth century. As happened throughout Germany during the eight years that served as a prelude to the Holocaust, the Nazis turned the Dreifuss family members from valued friends and colleagues of their fellow villagers into an isolated, demonized minority. Even as a small child, Alice felt the impact of Nazi anti-semitism. More importantly, this story shows how strength of spirit and faith enabled the family to remain optimistic and resilient during their struggle to leave Germany and to make new lives for themselves in America"--Page 4 of cover

EMPOWERED

EMPOWERED
Author: Marty Cagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2020-12-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1119691257


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"Great teams are comprised of ordinary people that are empowered and inspired. They are empowered to solve hard problems in ways their customers love yet work for their business. They are inspired with ideas and techniques for quickly evaluating those ideas to discover solutions that work: they are valuable, usable, feasible and viable. This book is about the idea and reality of "achieving extraordinary results from ordinary people". Empowered is the companion to Inspired. It addresses the other half of the problem of building tech products?how to get the absolute best work from your product teams. However, the book's message applies much more broadly than just to product teams. Inspired was aimed at product managers. Empowered is aimed at all levels of technology-powered organizations: founders and CEO's, leaders of product, technology and design, and the countless product managers, product designers and engineers that comprise the teams. This book will not just inspire companies to empower their employees but will teach them how. This book will help readers achieve the benefits of truly empowered teams"--

Ordinary People

Ordinary People
Author: Family Osbourne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-05-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1439122504


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In their own words (and we all know how colorful those can be), the five members of the notorious Osbourne clan tell the amazing story of the first family of rock. OZZY talks about his first beer, his legendary career,and why he's the only sane member of the Osbourne family. SHARON explains the root of her shopaholic nature, the ups and downs of being married to Ozzy, and what it's like to battle cancer and host a talk show. AIMEE reveals why she opted out of MTV's The Osbournes, why she thinks her mother's in denial, and why her father destroyed himself with drugs. KELLY offers cutting thoughts on sibling relationships and growing up Osbourne as well as on life as a fledgling rock star. JACK shares stories about life without privacy ("What's privacy?") and his stint in rehab -- and claims he's the only sane one in the family. IF YOU THOUGHT YOU ALREADY KNEW THE OSBOURNES, THINK AGAIN!

Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil

Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil
Author: Fred Emil Katz
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2010-03-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1438408498


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What is it in the behavioral makeup of ordinary people, operating in the course of ordinary daily living, that lends itself to participating in horrendous activities — and doing so at times with zeal, at times with joy, at times without duress? Katz demonstrates that we do not need any special behavioral equipment for doing evil. The very same behaviors can take us in both directions for either living humanely and decently or for doing evil. This book demonstrates how some of these processes work, and sensitizes us to the potential for evil in our ongoing daily activities. This knowledge about ordinary behavior can empower us to take charge of our own direction, and help us turn away from beguilings of evil when they come our way.

The Book of Ordinary People (16pt Large Print Edition)

The Book of Ordinary People (16pt Large Print Edition)
Author: Claire Varley
Publisher:
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2018-11-23
Genre:
ISBN: 9780369320353


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''''The Book of Ordinary People is a heart-warming and thought-provoking novel that reminds us to value what matters most - our families, our friends and humanity as a whole. '''' Readings A grieving daughter navigates the morning commute, her mind bursting with memories pleading to be shared. A man made entirely of well-cut suits and strictly enforced rules swims his regular morning laps and fantasises about his self-assured promotion. A young lawyer sits in a fluorescent-lit office, typing indecipherable jargon and dreaming of everything she didn't become. A failed news hack hides under the covers from another looming deadline, and from a past that will not relent its pursuit. And a young woman seeking asylum sits tensely on an unmoving train, praying that good news waits at the other end of the line... In this charming, moving and affectionate novel, Claire Varley paints a magical portrait of five ordinary people, and the sometimes heartbreaking power of the stories we make of ourselves. PRAISE FOR THE BIT IN BETWEEN ''''Tragic, mysterious, insightful, sometimes humorous and often heartbreaking.'''' Daily Telegraph ''''Varley writes with confidence and brio, and her main characters are believable and loveable.'''' The Age ''''Full of heart and humour.'''' West Australian

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
Author: Nancy G. Bermeo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2003-08-10
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0691089701


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