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The Race for What's Left
Author: Michael Klare
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429973307
Pages: 320
Year: 2012-03-13
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From Michael Klare, the renowned expert on natural resource issues, an invaluable account of a new and dangerous global competition The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion—a crisis that goes beyond "peak oil" to encompass shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water and arable land. With all of the planet's easily accessible resource deposits rapidly approaching exhaustion, the desperate hunt for supplies has become a frenzy of extreme exploration, as governments and corporations rush to stake their claim in areas previously considered too dangerous and remote. The Race for What's Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country's flag on the North Pole seabed to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia, China, and other food-importing nations. As Klare explains, this invasion of the final frontiers carries grave consequences. With resource extraction growing more complex, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe; the Deepwater Horizon disaster is only a preview of the dangers to come. At the same time, the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new border disputes, raising the likelihood of military confrontation. Inevitably, if the scouring of the globe continues on its present path, many key resources that modern industry relies upon will disappear completely. The only way out, Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether—a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.
Left Neglected
Author: Lisa Genova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439164657
Pages: 327
Year: 2011-07-26
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Sarah Nickerson, a career-driven young mother, suffers a traumatic brain injury in a car accident that leaves her unable to perceive left-side information, a disability that causes her to struggle through an uncertain recovery as she adapts to her new life.
Left to Die
Author: Jerry Shaffer, Leslie H. Leland
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609111397
Pages: 168
Year: 2010-03
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In 1969 in Chappaquiddick, Mary Jo Kopechne, a passenger in a car driven by Sen. Ted Kennedy, dies in a fatal accident. Leland, the jury foreman in the case, details the investigation, inquest, and grand jury deliberations into her untimely death.
If You Left
Author: Ashley Prentice Norton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544263758
Pages: 240
Year: 2016-06-14
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A seductive novel about a privileged but damaged Manhattan wife whose main source of stability — her marriage — comes under threat, from forces both without and within. For most of their marriage, Althea has fluctuated between extreme depressive and manic states — what she calls “the Tombs” and “the Visions” — and Oliver has been the steady hand that guided her to safety. This summer, Althea decides that she will be different from here on. She will be the loving, sexy wife Oliver wants, and the reliable, affectionate mother their nine year-old daughter Clem deserves. Her plan: to bring Clem to their Easthampton home once school is out — with no “summer girl” to care for her this time — and become “normal.” But Oliver is distant and controlling, and his relationship with their interior decorator seems a bit too close; Clem has learned to be self-sufficient, and getting to know her now feels like very hard work for Althea. Into this scene enters the much younger, David Foster Wallace–reading house painter, who reaches something in Althea that has been long buried. Fearless, darkly funny, and compulsively readable, If You Left explores the complex dance that is the bipolar marriage, and the possibility that to move forward, we might have to destroy the very things we've worked hardest to build.
On the Edge
Author: Dennis Tourish, Tim Wohlforth
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765636409
Year: 2000-08-30
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This is the first book to document the extent of political cults on both the right and left and explain their significance for mainstream political organizations. The authors outline the defining characteristics of cults in general, and analyze the degree to which a variety of well-known movements fall within the spectrum of cultic organizations. The book covers such individuals and groups as Lyndon LaRouche, Fred Newman, Ted Grant, Marlene Dixon, the Christian Identity movement, Posse Commitatus, Aryan Nation, militias, and the Freemen. It explores the ideological underpinnings that predispose cult followers to cultic practices, along with the measures cults use to suppress dissent, achieve intense conformity, and extract extraordinary levels of commitment.
Hang a Left at Venus
Author: Dan Greenburg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448418754
Pages: 56
Year: 1999
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In Central Park, Zack and his dad encounter an alien who has lost his spaceship, which has been towed because it was illegally parked.
Right Hand, Left Hand
Author: Chris McManus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674016130
Pages: 412
Year: 2004-10
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Seeks to explore the nature of left- and right-handedness in nature and history, addressing such topics as the cognitive differences of left-handed people, the reason Arabic and Hebrew writing goes from right to left, and the reason tornadoes spin according to their hemispheres. (Science & Mathematics)
From the Left
Author: Bill Press
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 1250147166
Pages: 320
Year: 2018-03-20
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THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "Bill Press has done it all. He was the Chair of the California Democratic Party, he has been involved in numerous campaigns, he has been a prolific writer, and has worked as a host and commentator on radio and TV. In other words, he knows politics inside and out. This is the tale of an engaged and often outraged citizen who loves his country and wants to see it move forward in a progressive direction." —Senator Bernie Sanders A memoir of talk radio host and political commentator Bill Press. The name Bill Press is synonymous with honest journalism, intelligent commentary, and progressive politics. But based on where he came from, it's a wonder he didn't end up a Trump voter. He grew up in a blue-collar family in a small town in Delaware south of the Mason-Dixon line, where segregation was the rule. As a Catholic, he was taught that abortion, divorce, sex outside of marriage, and homosexuality were morally wrong: beliefs later reinforced in ten years of seminary studies for the priesthood. He was on his way to be a rock-ribbed conservative. So what went right for him that he swerved so far to the left? In From the Left, Press shows this gradual transformation, starting with two years of studies in Europe and a providential escape to California. From Sacramento he made his way to Southern California television and talk radio as a political commentator and liberal talk show host. Jumping to Washington and national cable TV, Press hosted Crossfire and The Spin Room on CNN, and Buchanan and Press on MSNBC. A member of the White House Press Corps and columnist for Tribune Media Services and The Hill, Press was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders and hosted two of the Senator's first presidential strategy sessions in his living room. If you're already on the left, you'll cheer a fellow traveler. If not yet there, you soon will be.
Left Book Club Anthology
Author: Paul Laity, Left Book Club (London, England)
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 0575072210
Pages: 254
Year: 2001
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The Left Book Club is something of a legend. Founded in 1936 to distribute cheap, radical books, it was a spectacular success, with nearly 60,000 members at its peak. Always controversial, its famous orange volumes told stories of life in Britain's industrial towns, rebellion in Hitler's Germany, and heroism in the Spanish Civil War. This anthology goes back to the monthly selections themselves and recaptures the fervor and idealism of the 1930s. It includes extracts from many of the Club's most popular books, including Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, Koestler's Spanish Testament, Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China, and Wilfred Macartney's Walls Have Mouths. Paul Laity introduces each extract and contributes an excellent general introduction explaining the political and cultural context of the Club.
Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought (Complete, 1965-1968)
Author: Murray N. Rothbard
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610160401
Year: 2007
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(Complete, 1965-1968)
Modernism from Right to Left
Author: Alan Filreis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521453844
Pages: 376
Year: 1994-07-29
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This book is about the experience of Wallace Stevens in the 1930s. Using the archives of many little-known political poets, Filreis demonstrates that the radicals knew and appreciated modernism more than has been generally recognized, and that Stevens's poetry--as well as that of other modernists and radicals--was far more dynamic than has been recognized during and beyond the eras of anticommunism.
Left for Dead
Author: Nick Ward, Sinead O'Brien
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596919302
Pages: 192
Year: 2008-12-10
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In August of 1979, Nick Ward began the six-hundred-mile course of the UK's Fastnet Race with perfect weather. Within forty-eight hours, the deadliest storm in the history of modern sailing had blasted through the Irish Sea, throwing one of the world's most prestigious races into bedlam and taking the lives of fifteen sailors. Ward's boat, Grimalkin, was capsized again and again, and the skipper lost overboard; after hours of struggle, three of the crew fled the boat for the liferaft, and Nick was left alone to face down a storm that has become legendary among sailors and racing fans alike. Left for Dead is Nick Ward's harrowing and inspirational memoir of how he survived that dreadful night-the untold true story of an accident that has intrigued lovers of the sea for almost thirty years.
The Left Stuff
Author: Melissa Roth
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1590771516
Pages: 240
Year: 2005-07-25
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This book demystifies the place left-handness has held in society, shedding new light on this controversial discussion.
The Left Periphery
Author: Anne Sturgeon
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027255121
Pages: 143
Year: 2008-01
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This study of the interaction of syntax, pragmatics, and prosody in left peripheral positions focuses on two left dislocation constructions in Czech, Hanging Topic Left Dislocation and Contrastive Left Dislocation. The structure of the left periphery is delineated though a thorough description and analysis of these constructions with respect to their syntactic behavior, discourse function and prosody. Following recent work on the Syntax-Phonology interface, prosody in these constructions is shown to interact in interesting ways with the narrow syntax. Unexpected patterns of left-edge resumption are explained though the role of the PF component of the grammar.
Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture
Author: Kathlene McDonald
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617033014
Pages: 132
Year: 2012
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Audacity within Confinement examines the cultural work of American women writers of the Left during the years immediately following World War II, and the feminist consciousness that developed in those years. McDonald argues that, despite efforts to contain political resistance during the McCarthy era, women writers became more actively involved in Left politics during the period, drawing on the rhetoric of anti-fascism to critique the cultural and ideological aspects of women's oppression. In journal articles, essays, novels, short stories, plays, and collections of poetry, women of the 1940s and 1950s worked to establish a feminist consciousness in American culture. In particular, this consciousness gestated in the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA). From the 1930s to the early 1960s, numerous Left-leaning organizations worked in tandem with the CPUSA because they saw American Communists as their best allies against fascism, sexism, racism, workplace exploitation, and colonialism. In the 1930s, women constituted only 10 percent of CPUSA membership, but by 1943, women made up half of the Party. This greater collective voice introduced women's issues into CPUSA mandates and forced the Party to recognize women's cultural and ideological oppression. The book provides a historical overview of women writers who resisted sexist domestic ideology and who discussed the intersections of gender, race, and class. It closely considers works by writers both well-known and obscure, including Lorraine Hansberry, Ann Petry, Alice Childress, Ruth Steinberg, Beulah Richardson, and Beth McHenry. Their efforts to raise awareness of women's oppression, McDonald argues, did not necessarily translate to dramatic changes within the Left once the war ended. The book analyzes literary texts to uncover the ambivalence, conflicts, and contradictions that women faced when trying to posit a more egalitarian society in their writings.