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A Place to Stand

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 51,5 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 : 51,6 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 Lever and a Place to Stand

Author : Richard Rohr
Publisher : Paulist Press
Page : 123 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2014-05-14
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781893757820

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A Lever and a Place to Stand by Richard Rohr Pdf

Explores the challenges, the rewards, the call, and the possibilities of integrating a sincere inner life with an active life of engagement with the pain of the world.

Stand on the Sky

Author : Erin Bow
Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
Page : 341 pages
File Size : 40,9 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.

Dear Canada: To Stand on My Own

Author : Barbara Haworth-Attard
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2015-12-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781443128155

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Dear Canada: To Stand on My Own by Barbara Haworth-Attard Pdf

The dark threat of polio becomes a reality for a young Prairie girl. In the summer of 1937, life on the Prairies is not easy. The Great Depression has brought great hardship, and young Noreen's family must scrimp to make ends meet. In a horrible twist of fate, Noreen, like hundreds of other young Canadians, contracts polio and is placed in an isolation ward, unable to move her legs. After a few weeks she gains partial recovery, but her family makes the painful decision to send her to a hospital far away for further treatment. To Stand On My Own is Noreen's diary account of her journey through recovery: her treatment; life in the ward; the other patients, some of them far worse off than her; adjustment to life in a wheelchair and on crutches; and ultimately, the emotional and physical hurdles she must face when she returns home. In this moving addition to the Dear Canada series, award-winning author Barbara Haworth-Attard recreates a desolate time in Canadian history, and one girl's brave fight against a deadly disease.

Old Friend from Far Away

Author : Natalie Goldberg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 338 pages
File Size : 40,9 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 on

Author : Margaret Laurence
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 1983
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : UOM:39015011310698

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The Stand

Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 1474 pages
File Size : 48,8 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.

A Glass of Water

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 47,7 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

From Where I Stand

Author : Jody Wilson-Raybould
Publisher : Purich Books
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 51,7 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.

Singing at the Gates

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Page : 204 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2014-01-07
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780802192905

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Singing at the Gates by Jimmy Santiago Baca Pdf

“This fiery retrospective collection” of poetry by the acclaimed Chicano-American author of A Place to Stand is “warm and furious...righteous and prayerful” (Booklist). Award-winning writer Jimmy Santiago Baca is lauded for his talent in weaving personal and political threads to create a pertinent and poignant narrative. He addresses universal issues with passion, grace, and vivid sensory detail. Singing at the Gates is a collection of Baca’s work stretching across four decades—poems that revitalize the national dialogue: raging against war and imprisonment, celebrating family and the bonds of friendship, heightening appreciation for and consciousness of the environment. A career-spanning selection, it includes poems drawn from Baca’s first chapbook, letters he wrote from prison to a woman named Mariposa, and recent meditations on the significance of breaking through oppression. “A poet whose voice, brutal and tender, is unique in America.”—The Nation

Stand on Guard

Author : Stephanie Carvin
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Page : 424 pages
File Size : 53,8 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.

Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande

Author : Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0811216853

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Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande by Jimmy Santiago Baca Pdf

Jimmy Santiago Baca continues his daily pilgrimage through the meadows, riverbanks, and bosques of the Rio Grande where winter dies, spring explodes, and inextricable links between the human spirit and the natural world are revealed, chronicling and expanding upon those in his recent Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande. In Spring Poems the words of the river "rise around thorny thickets / then descend again into the burbling stubble," and the poet surrenders himself to this place where his own words are woven by "a thumbnail-sized yellow spider/ with poppy seed eyes."--Amazon.com.