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A Place to Stand

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2007-12-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781555848903

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A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca Pdf

The Pushcart Prize–winning poet’s memoir of his criminal youth and years in prison: a “brave and heartbreaking” tale of triumph over brutal adversity (The Nation). Jimmy Santiago Baca’s “astonishing narrative” of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in the maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical acclaim. An important chronicle that “affirms the triumph of the human spirit,” it went on to win the prestigious 2001 International Prize (Arizona Daily Star). Long considered one of the best poets in America today, Baca was illiterate at the age of twenty-one when he was sentenced to five years in Florence State Prison for selling drugs in Arizona. This raw, unflinching memoir is the remarkable tale of how he emerged after his years in the penitentiary—much of it spent in isolation—with the ability to read and a passion for writing poetry. “Proof there is always hope in even the most desperate lives.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram “A hell of a book, quite literally. You won’t soon forget it.” —The San Diego U-T “This book will have a permanent place in American letters.” —Jim Harrison, New York Times–bestselling author of A Good Day to Die

A Place to Stand

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Mountain Press Publishing Company
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2001-06-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1889921122

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A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca Pdf

"A Place to Stand, the wrenching memoir of Jimmy Santiago Baca, details how the written word helped him overcome a life of violence, bigotry, and crime. Now an internationally acclaimed writer and winner of the Pushcart Prize and American Book Award, Baca describes the extreme measures he took to survive on the street and in prison and how poetry became an essential element of his newfound sense of self.

A Place to Stand

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0802116027

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A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca Pdf

In an extraordinary memoir, one of America's leading poets describes his youth in New Mexico, his troubled adolescence, his years as a drug dealer in Arizona and San Diego, and the personal redemption that occurred after he was arrested and sent to serve five to ten years in a maximum-security penitentiary.

Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens

Author : Edward R. Shapiro
Publisher : Phoenix Publishing House
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2019-09-12
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781912691340

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Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens by Edward R. Shapiro Pdf

What stands between us and authoritarianism seems increasingly fragile. Democratic practices are under attack by foreign intrusion into elections; voter suppression restricts citizen participation. Nations are turning to autocratic leaders in the face of rapid social change. Democratic values and open society can only be preserved if citizens can discover and claim their voices. We access society through our organisations, yet the collective voices and irrationalities of these organisations do not currently offer clear pathways for individuals to locate themselves. How can we move through the mounting chaos of our social systems, through our multiple roles in groups and institutions, to find a voice that matters? What kind of perspective will allow institutional leaders to facilitate the discovery of active citizenship and support engagement? This book draws on psychodynamic systems thinking to offer a new understanding of the journey from being an individual to joining society as a citizen. With detailed stories, the steps – and the conscious and unconscious linkages – from being a family member, to entering outside groups, to taking up and making sense of institutional roles, illuminate the process of claiming the citizen role. With the help of leaders who recognise and utilise the dynamics of social systems, there may be hope for us as citizens to use our institutional experiences to discover a place to stand.

A Place to Stand

Author : Julie Lindquist
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2002-01-17
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9780195349849

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A Place to Stand by Julie Lindquist Pdf

Linguists have become increasingly interested in examining how class culture is socially constructed and maintained through spoken language. Julie Lindquist's examination of the linguistic ethnography of a working-class bar in Chicago is an important and original contribution to the field. She examines how regular patrons argue about political issues in order to create a group identity centered around political ideology. She also shows how their political arguments are actually a rhetorical genre, one which creates a delicate balance between group solidarity and individual identity, as well as a tenuous and ambivalent sense of class identity.

Old Friend from Far Away

Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 338 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2009-03-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781416535034

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Old Friend from Far Away by Natalie Goldberg Pdf

In her first book to focus solely on writing since her classic work "Writing Down the Bones," Goldberg reaffirms her status as one of the foremost teachers by redefining the practice of writing memoir.

A Place to Stand

Author : Gene Edward Veith (Jr.),David J. Vaughan
Publisher : Cumberland House Publishing
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1581824203

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A Place to Stand by Gene Edward Veith (Jr.),David J. Vaughan Pdf

New entry in the Leaders In Action Series. Offers a spiritual biography of Martin Luther.

A Glass of Water

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2010-09-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780802198921

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A Glass of Water by Jimmy Santiago Baca Pdf

“[A] blistering novel” of family, loyalty, ambition, and revenge that offers an intimate look into the tragedies unfurling at the US-Mexico border (Publishers Weekly). The promise of a new beginning brings Casimiro and Nopal together when they are young immigrants, having made the nearly deadly journey across the border from Mexico. They settle into a life of long days in the chili fields, and in a few years their happy union yields two sons, Lorenzo and Vito. But when Nopal is brutally murdered, the boys are left to navigate life in this brave but capricious new world without her. A Glass of Water is a searing, heartfelt tribute to brotherhood, and an arresting portrait of the twisted paths people take to claim their piece of the American dream. The first novel from award-winning memoirist, poet, and activist, Jimmy Santiago Baca, it is a passionate and galvanizing addition to Chicano literature. “The sheer passion that drives Baca’s novel is undeniable.” —Publishers Weekly “[With] image-rich writing . . . A Glass of Water adds another strong voice to the growing body of literature on immigration and migrant farmworkers . . . . Baca should be commended for tackling injustice in his fiction.” —High Country News “A well-written and at times lyrical saga told with understanding and compassion.” —Library Journal

Thunder and Lightning

Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2011-07-26
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781453224571

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Thunder and Lightning by Natalie Goldberg Pdf

DIVDIVIn the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes of inspiration of a writer’s life, and turn this “thunder and lightning” into a polished final piece/divDIV /divDIVAny writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie provides insight into the struggles and demands of turning ideas into concrete form. /divDIV /divDIVHer guidance addresses ways to overcome writer’s block, deal with the fear of criticism and rejection, get the most from working with an editor, and improve one’s writing by reading accomplished authors. She communicates this with her characteristic humor and compassion, and a deep respect for writing as an act of celebration./divDIV /divDIVThis ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection./div /div

The Importance of a Piece of Paper

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Page : 197 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2007-12-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781555848910

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The Importance of a Piece of Paper by Jimmy Santiago Baca Pdf

“In Jimmy Santiago Baca’s haunting story collection, intricate family dramas . . . play out against the luminous, wide-open backdrop of New Mexico.” —Los Angeles Times In his first foray into short fiction, award-winning poet and memoirist Jimmy Santiago Baca explores the territory where old-world traditions meet new-world ambitions, and characters try to make something of themselves, while keeping their souls intact. In “Matilda’s Garden,” an old farmer pines for his wife of fifty years who died in her sleep one-night months before. He is lured to the garden in the middle of the night by what he thinks is her presence, only to meet a gruesome fate. In “The Importance of a Piece of Paper,” two siblings must face the brother who has betrayed them by selling his share of the family land, leaving an entire community vulnerable. In “The Three Sons of Julia,” a long-suffering mother whose one request is that all her sons come home for the Fourth of July, watches her dream burst as two of her sons—one a successful businessman and the other a hard-drinking ex-con—nearly destroy her house, and each other. Merging a refreshing innocence with a profound understanding of the world’s brutality, The Importance of a Piece of Paper is a daring and arresting work that is at once fearless, tender, and inspiring. “[Baca] continues to mine his experience, exploring conflicts between the rich traditions of Chicano culture and a modern world impatient with them.” —Entertainment Weekly “Inspirational, tragic, and redeeming . . . Baca provides moving poetic imagery and unleashes his gift for finely crafted sensory detail.” —Rocky Mountain News

Stand on the Sky

Author : Erin Bow
Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
Page : 341 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781328557469

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Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow Pdf

Twelve--year-old Aisulu defies the expectations of her Kazakh family and tradition to train an eagle in order to save her brother, Serik, and prevent her family from giving up their nomadic life forever.

A Time to Stand

Author : Robert Whitlow
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2017-09-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780718083748

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A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow Pdf

A highly relevant and gripping novel that challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice and to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves. Adisa Johnson is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career. Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital. Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable as a young black woman—defend the officer. As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime. In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tides of prejudice? A stand-alone legal drama Book length: approximately 120,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Stand

Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 1474 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307743688

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The Stand by Stephen King Pdf

A monumentally devastating plague leaves only a few survivors who, while experiencing dreams of a battle between good and evil, move toward an actual confrontation as they migrate to Boulder, Colorado.

Stand on Guard

Author : Stephanie Carvin
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Page : 424 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2021-06-01
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781487534738

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Stand on Guard by Stephanie Carvin Pdf

In Stand on Guard, Stephanie Carvin sets out to explain the range of activities considered national security threats by Canadian security services today. As new forms of terrorism and extremism appear, especially online, we need a responsibly widened view of such threats and how they manifest in the contemporary world. Canadians should not be more fearful, Carvin explains, but a more sophisticated understanding among security services personnel and the general public is needed if we are to anticipate and ameliorate threats to national security. As a former security analyst tasked with providing threat assessments to high levels of government, Carvin writes with both authority and urgency. Her book presents an insider’s look at the issues facing the Canadian security and intelligence community. Timely and accessible, Stand on Guard will be required reading for scholars, practitioners, and any Canadian concerned about national security in the twenty-first century.

From Where I Stand

Author : Jody Wilson-Raybould
Publisher : Purich Books
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2019-09-20
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780774880558

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From Where I Stand by Jody Wilson-Raybould Pdf

An Indigenous leader who has dedicated her life to Indigenous Rights, Jody Wilson-Raybould has represented both First Nations and the Crown at the highest levels. And she is not afraid to give Canadians what they need most – straight talk on what has to be done to move beyond our colonial legacy and achieve true reconciliation in Canada. In this powerful book, drawn from speeches and other writings, she urges all Canadians – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – to build upon the momentum already gained or risk hard-won progress being lost. The good news is that Indigenous Nations already have the solutions. But now is time to act and build a shared postcolonial future based on the foundations of trust, cooperation, recognition, and good governance.