The Race Book

The Race | Pdf Download eBook

Read or Download Pdf The Race by Richard North Patterson full pdf 352 pages, read more Fiction books related to The Race

The Race

By Richard North Patterson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Isbn : 9781429922036
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 218
  • File Pdf: the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

Can an honest man become president? In this timely and provocative novel, a maverick candidate takes on his political enemies and the ruthless machinery of American politics Corey Grace—a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio—is plunged by an act of terrorism into a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and a magnetic leader of the Christian right. A decorated Gulf War Air Force pilot known for speaking his mind, Grace's reputation for voting his own conscience rather than the party line—together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart, an African-American movie star—has earned him a reputation as a maverick and an iconoclast. But Grace is still haunted by a tragic mistake buried deep in his past, and now his integrity will be put to the test in this most brutal of political contests, in which nothing in his past or present life is off-limits. Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless, The Race takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture: racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power. As the pressure of the campaign intensifies, Grace encounters betrayal, excruciating moral choices, and secrets that can destroy lives. Ultimately, the race leads to a deadlocked party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his romance with Lexie and his presidential ambitions—and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice.

Similar Books For Reading


  • The Race
    The Race
    A Book written by Nina Allan, published by Titan Books (US, CA) 2016-07-19 - 400 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • The Race
    The Race
    A Book written by Della Loredo, published by Review and Herald Pub Assoc 2012-01-01 - 298 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • The Race Card
    The Race Card
    A Book written by Richard Thompson Ford, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009-03-03 - 400 pages - part of Social Science books. Read more >>
  • The Race
    The Race
    A Book written by Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Robert E. Fox, published by Routledge 2021-05-31 - 182 pages - part of Business & Economics books. Read more >>
  • The Heart of the Race
    The Heart of the Race
    A Book written by Beverley Bryan,Stella Dadzie,Suzanne Scafe, published by Verso Books 2018-08-14 - 304 pages - part of Social Science books. Read more >>
  • Indy
    Indy
    A Book written by Terry Reed, published by Potomac Books, Inc. 2005 - 255 pages - part of Sports & Recreation books. Read more >>
  • The Race
    The Race
    A Book written by Joan De La Haye, published by Joan De La Haye via PublishDrive 2019-04-06 - 59 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>

Related Books

The Race between Education and Technology

By Claudia Goldin,Lawrence F. Katz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 9780674037731
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 721
  • File Pdf: the-race-between-education-and-technology.pdf

Book Summary:

This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century. The authors propose that the twentieth century was not only the American Century but also the Human Capital Century. That is, the American educational system is what made America the richest nation in the world. Its educational system had always been less elite than that of most European nations. By 1900 the U.S. had begun to educate its masses at the secondary level, not just in the primary schools that had remarkable success in the nineteenth century. The book argues that technological change, education, and inequality have been involved in a kind of race. During the first eight decades of the twentieth century, the increase of educated workers was higher than the demand for them. This had the effect of boosting income for most people and lowering inequality. However, the reverse has been true since about 1980. This educational slowdown was accompanied by rising inequality. The authors discuss the complex reasons for this, and what might be done to ameliorate it.

The Race

By James Schefter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 9780307756862
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 236
  • File Pdf: the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

"Indispensable to anyone interested in the space race."--Houston Chronicle In 1963, a young reporter for Time-Life named James Schefter was given a dream job: cover America's race to the moon. Since the astronauts were under contract to Life for their stories, Schefter was given complete access to the biggest players at NASA. But at the time, his primary role was to excite the public about the new, expensive, experimental space program, and he couldn't write about everything he saw. In The Race, he does. From drunken astronaut escapades to near disasters to ferocious political battles, the race to the moon was anything but the smooth process it appeared. There were vicious fights between the engineers, feuds and practical jokes, near-fatal accidents, and dozens of brave, smart, and colorful characters pulling off the greatest exploration in the history of humankind. Like Undaunted Courage and D-Day, this is a tale of achieving the extraordinary against extraordinary odds. As incredible as the "official" story of the space program is, the true, behind-the-scenes tale is more thrilling, more entertaining, and ultimately more ennobling.

The Future of the Race

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,Cornel West
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 9780307764942
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 165
  • File Pdf: the-future-of-the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that relationship and its implications for the future of black Americans. If the 1990s are the best of times for the heirs of the Talented Tenth, they are unquestionably worse for the growing black underclass. As they examine the origins of this widening gulf and propose solutions for it, Gates and West combine memoir and biography, social analysis and cultural survey into a book that is incisive and compassionate, cautionary and deeply stirring. "Today's most public African American intellectual voices...West and Gates have made a valuable contribution."--Julian Bond, Philadelphia Inquirer "Brilliant...a social, cultural and political blueprint...that attempts to illumine the future path for blacks and American democracy."--New York Daily News "Henry Louis Gates., Jr., and Cornel West are among the most renowned American intellectuals of our time."--New York Times Book Review

The Race Beat

By Gene Roberts,Hank Klibanoff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 9780307455949
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 220
  • File Pdf: the-race-beat.pdf

Book Summary:

An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press—and the journalists responsible for them—profoundly changed the nation’s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ‘60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen—black and white—revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its citizens to act. Meticulously researched and vividly rendered, The Race Beat is an extraordinary account of one of the most calamitous periods in our nation’s history, as told by those who covered it.

Winning the Race

By John McWhorter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101216774
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 620
  • File Pdf: winning-the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

In his first major book on the state of black America since the New York Times bestseller Losing the Race, John McWhorter argues that a renewed commitment to achievement and integration is the only cure for the crisis in the African-American community. Winning the Race examines the roots of the serious problems facing black Americans today—poverty, drugs, and high incarceration rates—and contends that none of the commonly accepted reasons can explain the decline of black communities since the end of segregation in the 1960s. Instead, McWhorter posits that a sense of victimhood and alienation that came to the fore during the civil rights era has persisted to the present day in black culture, even though most blacks today have never experienced the racism of the segregation era. McWhorter traces the effects of this disempowering conception of black identity, from the validation of living permanently on welfare to gansta rap’s glorification of irresponsibility and violence as a means of “protest.” He discusses particularly specious claims of racism, attacks the destructive posturing of black leaders and the “hip-hop academics,” and laments that a successful black person must be faced with charges of “acting white.” While acknowledging that racism still exists in America today, McWhorter argues that both blacks and whites must move past blaming racism for every challenge blacks face, and outlines the steps necessary for improving the future of black America.

The Race

By Mallory Carruthers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 9781525548765
  • Pages : 20
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

Follow Finley Parker on his very first race through the neighbourhood. Join him as he encounters twists, turns and a surprise friend along the way.

The Race Card

By Tara Fickle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 9781479884360
  • Pages :
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 629
  • File Pdf: the-race-card.pdf

Book Summary:

Winner, 2020 American Book Award, given by the Before Columbus Foundation How games have been used to establish and combat Asian American racial stereotypes As Pokémon Go reshaped our neighborhood geographies and the human flows of our cities, mapping the virtual onto lived realities, so too has gaming and game theory played a role in our contemporary understanding of race and racial formation in the United States. From the Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese American internment to the model minority myth and the globalization of Asian labor, Tara Fickle shows how games and game theory shaped fictions of race upon which the nation relies. Drawing from a wide range of literary and critical texts, analog and digital games, journalistic accounts, marketing campaigns, and archival material, Fickle illuminates the ways Asian Americans have had to fit the roles, play the game, and follow the rules to be seen as valuable in the US. Exploring key moments in the formation of modern US race relations, The Race Card charts a new course in gaming scholarship by reorienting our focus away from games as vehicles for empowerment that allow people to inhabit new identities, and toward the ways that games are used as instruments of soft power to advance top-down political agendas. Bridging the intellectual divide between the embedded mechanics of video games and more theoretical approaches to gaming rhetoric, Tara Fickle reveals how this intersection allows us to overlook the predominance of game tropes in national culture. The Race Card reveals this relationship as one of deep ideological and historical intimacy: how the games we play have seeped into every aspect of our lives in both monotonous and malevolent ways.

The Race of a Lifetime

By Kat-chan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fondation Ipsen BookLab
  • Isbn : 9782490660490
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 789
  • File Pdf: the-race-of-a-lifetime.pdf

Book Summary:

This manga was produced thanks to the support of France’s Paralympic Sports Committee and in collaboration with the athlete Renauc Clerc (athletics). “The French Paralympic and Sports Committee (CPSF) leads France’s Paralympic team to the Games. Paralympic manga are a unique opportunity to discover and learn more about sports that are still mostly unknown. And, through an original medium, linking the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with those of Paris 2024, along with all Paralympic athletes.” Marie-Amélie Le Fur (President of the French Paralympic and Sports Committee) Between friendship, jealousy, competition and handicap, relationships are built and torn between athletes until they reach the Paralympic dream. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kathleen Bausset graduated from AAA-Ecole de Manga, the first manga school in France. She publishes, under the name Kat-chan, online: http://mangakat-chan.eklablog.com. In collaboration with Renaud Clerc : passionate about sports, and French champion at the age of 18, he is defined by four words: resilience, effort, sharing and hard work. A law student, this disabled athlete keeps his eyes forward. At the end of the race, perhaps a medal at the Paralympic Games? And, without a doubt, the beginning of new challenges.

Getting Back in the Race

By Joel R. Beeke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cruciform Press
  • Isbn : 9781936760374
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 395
  • File Pdf: getting-back-in-the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

The Christian life is a marathon. Through the gospel, God calls us to sustained, persevering effort. But realistically, Christians are not always pressing forward. Sometimes we wander off the narrow path, slip, and hurt ourselves. To the confused, injured runner, this book says, "God can help you. You can finish the race, and finish well."

The Race of Time

By Hershel Baker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 9781442633179
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 428
  • File Pdf: the-race-of-time.pdf

Book Summary:

Professor Baker recounts and analyses the relations of the English Renaissance historians to other writers of their time and to the historians of later ages. Supported and enlivened with a wealth of quotation from the historians themselves, their critics and their colleagues, The Race of Time illuminates the problems of historiography in an age when academic freedom was always subservient to the national interest, to the sensitivity of rulers, to the prevalence of legends, and to the envy of contemporaries.

Mama Lion Wins the Race

By Jon J Muth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781338095647
  • Pages : 56
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: mama-lion-wins-the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

Start your engines: the race is on! And Mama Lion and Tigey are off -- with their cool goggles and snazzy sports car! Racing teams gather from far and wide for this madcap race. But who will win the trophy cup? Will it be the playful Flying Pandinis? The mischievous Knitted Monkey Crew? Or will Mama Lion and Tigey speed past the finish line in first place? As Tigey says, "winning is winning," but sometimes the journey itself -- filled with ineffable moments of mystery, beauty, and joy -- is even more fun than getting the prize. With cars inspired by the early days of Italian motor-racing and characters based on his children's beloved toy animals, Jon J Muth has created a uniquely spellbinding book young readers will return to again and again.

The Race

By Ammad Chaudhary Ashraf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781543491869
  • Pages : 36
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 142
  • File Pdf: the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

Once upon a time, there were four friends in a jungle. They were called Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Tortoise, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Hedgehog. They were good friends. They would always stay together, play together, and would go everywhere together. One day, they were sitting together and were thinking what to do that day—which game should be played? Because they had played every single game they knew.

The Race of Sound

By Nina Sun Eidsheim
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 9780822372646
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 365
  • File Pdf: the-race-of-sound.pdf

Book Summary:

In The Race of Sound Nina Sun Eidsheim traces the ways in which sonic attributes that might seem natural, such as the voice and its qualities, are socially produced. Eidsheim illustrates how listeners measure race through sound and locate racial subjectivities in vocal timbre—the color or tone of a voice. Eidsheim examines singers Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday, and Jimmy Scott as well as the vocal synthesis technology Vocaloid to show how listeners carry a series of assumptions about the nature of the voice and to whom it belongs. Outlining how the voice is linked to ideas of racial essentialism and authenticity, Eidsheim untangles the relationship between race, gender, vocal technique, and timbre while addressing an undertheorized space of racial and ethnic performance. In so doing, she advances our knowledge of the cultural-historical formation of the timbral politics of difference and the ways that comprehending voice remains central to understanding human experience, all the while advocating for a form of listening that would allow us to hear singers in a self-reflexive, denaturalized way.

The Race Talk

By Pierre W. Orelus
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Isbn : 9781617359149
  • Pages : 145
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 331
  • File Pdf: the-race-talk.pdf

Book Summary:

Drawing on critical race theory, this book critically examines race through a mosaic lens pointing out various issues directly connected to it, such as racial identity politics, racism, multiracialism, interracial relationships, and the hegemony of whiteness. This book goes further to analyze the manner in which socially constructed racial stereotypes contribute to and are used to justify the poor socio-economic situation and marginalization of People of Color, particularly the poor ones. Designed for a broad range of readers, this book aims to open up democratic spaces for genuine discussions about racial issues.

The Race

By Sammy Tippit
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Isbn : 9781620200896
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 171
  • File Pdf: the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

In The Race you will read the Bible through the eyes of a runner. The truths found will place you on the path of success as you pursue your life's purpose. You will learn how to overcome life's greatest adversities. But most important, you'll understand what it takes to run the race of life and finish well. As you read The Race, you will cry out with Phidippedes, "Nenikǩamen! Rejoice, we conquer!"

The Race Whisperer

By Melanye T. Price
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 9781479801343
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 181
  • File Pdf: the-race-whisperer.pdf

Book Summary:

Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, President Obama walked into the press briefing room and shocked observers by saying that “Trayvon could have been me.” He talked personally and poignantly about his experiences and pointed to intra-racial violence as equally serious and precarious for black boys. He offered no sweeping policy changes or legislative agendas; he saw them as futile. Instead, he suggested that prejudice would be eliminated through collective efforts to help black males and for everyone to reflect on their own prejudices. Obama’s presidency provides a unique opportunity to engage in a discussion about race and politics. In The Race Whisperer, Melanye Price analyzes the manner in which Barack Obama uses race strategically to engage with and win the loyalty of potential supporters. This book uses examples from Obama’s campaigns and presidency to demonstrate his ability to authentically tap into notions of blackness and whiteness to appeal to particular constituencies. By tailoring his unorthodox personal narrative to emphasize those parts of it that most resonate with a specific racial group, he targets his message effectively to that audience, shoring up electoral and governing support. The book also considers the impact of Obama’s use of race on the ongoing quest for black political empowerment. Unfortunately, racial advocacy for African Americans has been made more difficult because of the intense scrutiny of Obama’s relationship with the black community, Obama’s unwillingness to be more publicly vocal in light of that scrutiny, and the black community’s reluctance to use traditional protest and advocacy methods on a black president. Ultimately, though, The Race Whisperer argues for a more complex reading of race in the age of Obama, breaking new ground in the study of race and politics, public opinion, and political campaigns.

The Race to the North

By David Wragg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Isbn : 9781473822368
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Transportation
  • Reads : 633
  • File Pdf: the-race-to-the-north.pdf

Book Summary:

In the late nineteenth century, some of Britains leading main-line railway companies threw caution to the winds in an attempt to provide the fastest passenger express services between London and Scotland. These became known as the races to the north. There were two phases, in 1888 and 1895, and they spurred the building of new bridges across the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.David Wraggs gripping, detailed narrative tells the story of this epic engineering and commercial competition. He concentrates on the determination of the railway companies to see who could provide the fastest schedule between London and the main Scottish cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen.Casting aside their early policy of co-existence on these prestigious and lucrative routes, the West Coast and East Coast companies were drawn into a period of intense, highly publicized rivalry as they sought to dominate the market. David Wragg gives an insight into the conduct of the well-publicized highs and tragic lows of this dramatic story the extension of the lines to the far north, the building of the Tay and Forth bridges including the collapse of the first Tay bridge with 72 fatalities and the repeated bids by the companies to cut the journey times.While he describes the public side of this fascinating story, David Wragg fills in the background, which is no less interesting the pioneering engineering of the steam age, the massive construction projects, the cut-throat battle for passengers and freight and the deep inter-company rivalries that drove the rapid development of the railways during the Victorian period.

Sail Canada Join the Race Committee, 2021 ed.

By Sail Canada
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sail Canada
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: sail-canada-join-the-race-committee-2021-ed.pdf

Book Summary:

The perfect resource for persons interested in helping with sailing’s Race Committees. The procedures described in this booklet are based on the Racing Rules of Sailing which are updated every four years after the Olympics. Most books on this subject are somewhat intimidating. This booklet was designed to be simple and easy to understand. This e-book format is a great way to readily reference the tips in your device, the hardcopy version is still the best - available at sailing.ca/shop. This renowned Canadian edition is updated with permission from US Sailing. The popular booklet was originally designed by their Race Management Committee.

Win the Race or Die Trying

By Jack B. McGuire
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 9781496807649
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 259
  • File Pdf: win-the-race-or-die-trying.pdf

Book Summary:

Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) was the political heir to his brother Huey in Louisiana politics. A country boy who never lost his common touch, he ran for office in every state election between 1933 and 1959. He was the best campaigning politician Louisiana ever produced. In his final term as governor, he suffered a breakdown on live television while addressing members of the legislature. He was kidnapped and committed to mental institutions in Texas and Louisiana. That he engineered his own release gives proof that he was in charge of his faculties. Abandoned by his family and his allies, Long was written off politically. But in 1960, he had other ideas. He was plotting his comeback. In poor health, smoking and drinking, he decided to challenge the incumbent in Louisiana's Eighth Congressional District, Harold McSween. Doctors warned him that the race could cost him his life. But politics was his life, and he vowed to win the election or die trying. He did both. This book tells the story of the last year of Long's life and the campaign that he waged and won by sheer force of will. He won the election (and a sizable bet he placed on it), but he was dead in just over a week. Win the Race or Die Trying captures the essence of Earl Long by chronicling the desperate, death-defying campaign he waged to redefine his legacy.

Representing the Race

By Gene Andrew Jarrett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 9780814743874
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 168
  • File Pdf: representing-the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

The political value of African American literature has long been a topic of great debate among American writers, both black and white, from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama. In his compelling new book, Representing the Race, Gene Andrew Jarrett traces the genealogy of this topic in order to develop an innovative political history of African American literature. Jarrett examines texts of every sortOCopamphlets, autobiographies, cultural criticism, poems, short stories, and novelsOCoto parse the myths of authenticity, popular culture, nationalism, and militancy that have come to define African American political activism in recent decades. He argues that unless we show the diverse and complex ways that African American literature has transformed society, political myths will continue to limit our understanding of this intellectual tradition. Cultural forums ranging from the printing press, schools, and conventions, to parlors, railroad cars, and courtrooms provide the backdrop to this African American literary history, while the foreground is replete with compelling stories, from the debate over racial genius in early American history and the intellectual culture of racial politics after slavery, to the tension between copyright law and free speech in contemporary African American culture, to the political audacity of Barack ObamaOCOs creative writing. Erudite yet accessible, Representing the Race is a bold explanation of whatOCOs at stake in continuing to politicize African American literature in the new millennium."

The Horse Against the Race.

By Mariatu Kargbo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781728330501
  • Pages : 46
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 546
  • File Pdf: the-horse-against-the-race.pdf

Book Summary:

Horse Against The Race is about twenty horses racing for medieval times distinguished title of horse of the year. This horse tale tells the story Monticello, Machiano, and Machavelli crowd pleasing performace for showmanship and horse regalia for an incredible tale to victory.

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

By J. Logsdon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9780230116313
  • Pages : 291
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 383
  • File Pdf: john-f-kennedy-and-the-race-to-the-moon.pdf

Book Summary:

While there are many biographies of JFK and accounts of the early years of US space efforts, this book uses primary source material and interviews with key participants to provide a comprehensive account of how the actions taken by JFK's administration have shaped the course of the US space program over the last 45 years.

The Race For A New Game Machine:

By David Shippy,Mickie Phipps
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Isbn : 9780806533728
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: the-race-for-a-new-game-machine.pdf

Book Summary:

"A fast-paced tell-all. . .one of the great business stories of our young century." —Steve Cherry, IEEE Spectrum Magazine The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game systems have changed the face of home entertainment. But few know the amazing story inside the consoles—how David Shippy and his team of engineers at the Sony/Toshiba/IBM Design Center (STI) forged the tiny miracle at the core of it all: a revolutionary microprocessor chip that set a new paradigm in personal computing. At stake were the livelihoods—and sanity—of an unsung group of tireless visionaries. At war were the giants Microsoft and Sony. "Drama and secret deals. . . This is the real deal." —Bob Molyneaux, ChipBridge Here is a dazzling, behind-the-scenes account of life in the tech world, featuring memorable characters, high-level corporate intrigue, and cutthroat business dealings. It's a story that's never been told—until now. "The real story of a team of people tasked with doing the impossible." —John C. Beck, author of Got Game "Remarkable. . .fascinating." —Dean Takahashi, author of Opening the Xbox "The story of the whole effort to build the Cell." —The Wall Street Journal

Henry Heckelbeck and the Race Car Derby

By Wanda Coven
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781534486324
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 397
  • File Pdf: henry-heckelbeck-and-the-race-car-derby.pdf

Book Summary:

In this fifth Henry Heckelbeck adventure, Henry races to the finish in his first derby! Henry and his friends are going to race in a race car derby! The only problem is each racer has to build their own car. Can Henry magic together the perfect ride? Or will he crash and burn? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Henry Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Driven

By Alex Davies
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781501199462
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 262
  • File Pdf: driven.pdf

Book Summary:

Alex Davies tells the “illuminating and important narrative” (Steven Levy, author of Facebook: The Inside Story) of the quest to develop driverless cars—and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological breakthroughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of the story from its origins to today. The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three “Grand Challenges” that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industry’s key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isn’t yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores “the epic tale of competition and comradery, long odds and underdogs, all in service of a world-changing moonshot” (Andy Greenberg, author of Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar).

Welfare Racism

By Kenneth J. Neubeck,Noel A. Cazenave
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781134001507
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: welfare-racism.pdf

Book Summary:

Welfare Racism analyzes the impact of racism on US welfare policy. Through historical and present-day analysis, the authors show how race-based attitudes, policy making, and administrative policies have long had a negative impact on public assistance programs. The book adds an important and controversial voice to the current welfare debates surrounding the recent legilation that abolished the AFDC.

The End of War

By David L. Robbins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 9780307574602
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 292
  • File Pdf: the-end-of-war.pdf

Book Summary:

Berlin, January 1945 The war draws to a close, but the fight for a vanquished city--and for history--is just beginning. On the heels of the critically acclaimed War of the Rats , the new master of historical suspense, David L. Robbins, turns his compelling vision on the waning months of World War II, when world leaders engage in a dicey game of cat and mouse to ultimately determine the fate of the second half of the twentieth century. The End of War In the final months of the war in Europe, the last act of a five-year conflagration is about to be played out. Allied generals move their war-hardened armies around the mortally wounded Nazi military machine. But strategies are being formed on a greater scale than even generals can imagine. While Churchill fumes helplessly, Roosevelt makes crucial decisions that will cede Berlin to Stalin and the Russians. The stakes are no less critical for ordinary men and women, fighting to live another day. On the ground are young Russian soldiers driven by vengeance into the teeth of the still-deadly Nazi army; American forces push forward under the political motives of a canny commander- in- chief; and the British, aloof, at odds with their Yankee counterparts, see in these last fateful moves a devastating betrayal by Washington and Moscow. The End of War vividly animates the giants who shaped history and breathes life into the heartbreaking struggles of those who merely lived it. From the chaos of the trenches on the eastern front, to the desperation of a single Jewish man hidden in a Berlin basement by a terrified mother and daughter, to the burning ambition of an American photojournalist determined to capture on film the defining moment of the war, Robbins ushers us into the sweep of history and the drama of the human face of war. An epic novel exploding with the urgency of battle and history in the making, here is The End of War.

Gun Lap

By Robert Wolgemuth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 9781087740485
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: gun-lap.pdf

Book Summary:

You may think you’re too old to run fast, but you’re not too old to run well. When the lead runner starts his final lap in a long-distance race, the starter fires his pistol for the second time. This signals the start of the gun lap—the last chance to leave it all out on the track. “Gun Lap” is for men who are running their last lap. Or maybe younger men who are looking ahead to their gun lap, but want to live the rest of their lives with purpose and strength. This is no small thing. In fact, it’s a big deal, because we only get one chance at this life. The author of the New Testament book of Hebrews agrees...wrote, “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (12:1 CSB). Perseverance. No word better describes the goal of this race…every lap…including the last one. “Gun Lap” will help you pay close attention to the strides you have left.

Engaging the "Race Question"

By Alicia C. Dowd,Estela Mara Bensimon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Isbn : 9780807773468
  • Pages : 241
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 953
  • File Pdf: engaging-the-race-question.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is for anyone who is challenged or troubled by the substantial disparities in college participation, persistence, and completion among racial and ethnic groups in the United States. As codirectors of the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California, coauthors Alicia Dowd and Estela Bensimon draw on their experience conducting CUE’s Equity Scorecard, a comprehensive action research process that has been implemented at over 40 colleges and universities in the United States. They demonstrate what educators need to know and do to take an active role in racial equity work on their own campuses. Through case studies of college faculty, administrators, and student affairs professionals engaged in inquiry using the Equity Scorecard, the book clarifies the “muddled conversation” that colleges and universities are having about equity. Synthesizing equity standards based on three theories of justice—justice as fairness, justice as care, and justice as transformation—the authors provide strategies for enacting equity in practice on college campuses. Engaging the “Race Question” illustrates how practitioner inquiry can be used to address the “race question” with wisdom and calls on college leaders and educators to change the policies and practices that perpetuate institutional and structural racism—and provides a blueprint for doing so. Book Features: Provides concrete examples of policy and practice for improving equity in postsecondary education. Examines the role of individuals and groups in the change process. Includes examples of action research tools from the Equity Scorecard. Offers strategies for professional development and organizational change. “Dowd and Bensimon have been at the forefront of racial equity research in higher education for nearly two decades, and their racial equity scorecard has changed the way higher education thinks about the issue.” —Patricia Gándara, co-director, The Civil Rights Project “Proven strategies that every educator in America can use to develop context-specific solutions for advancing equity while exploring the legacy of institutionalized racism that typically paralyzes reform and hinders change.” —Tia Brown McNair, senior director for student success, Association of American Colleges and Universities “A valuable step-by-step guide to making our colleges more academically inviting and egalitarian.” —Mike Rose, author of Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education

Both Hands Tied

By Jane L. Collins,Victoria Mayer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 9780226114071
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 330
  • File Pdf: both-hands-tied.pdf

Book Summary:

Both Hands Tied studies the working poor in the United States, focusing in particular on the relation between welfare and low-wage earnings among working mothers. Grounded in the experience of thirty-three women living in Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin, it tells the story of their struggle to balance child care and wage-earning in poorly paying and often state-funded jobs with inflexible schedules—and the moments when these jobs failed them and they turned to the state for additional aid. Jane L. Collins and Victoria Mayer here examine the situations of these women in light of the 1996 national Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act and other like-minded reforms—laws that ended the entitlement to welfare for those in need and provided an incentive for them to return to work. Arguing that this reform came at a time of gendered change in the labor force and profound shifts in the responsibilities of family, firms, and the state, Both Hands Tied provides a stark but poignant portrait of how welfare reform afflicted poor, single-parent families, ultimately eroding the participants’ economic rights and affecting their ability to care for themselves and their children.

The Race Question In Canada

By Andre Siegfried,Frank H Underhill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 9780773591493
  • Pages : 265
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 601
  • File Pdf: the-race-question-in-canada.pdf

Book Summary:

Written about the Canada of Laurier's day, Siegfried's book is a witty and sophisticated report on the elements in the Canadian dilemma, a profound analysis of Canadian politics, churches, education and attitudes to external affairs.