The Free

A Novel

Author: Willy Vlautin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062276751

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2479

In his heartbreaking yet hopeful fourth novel, award-winning author Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for illuminating the disquiet of modern American life, captured in the experiences of three memorable characters looking for meaning in distressing times. Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable. An act of desperation helps him disappear deep into his mind, into a world of romance and science fiction, danger and adventure where he is whole once again. Freddie McCall, the night man at Leroy's group home, works two jobs yet still can't make ends meet. He's lost his wife and kids, and the house is next. Medical bills have buried him in debt, a situation that propels him to consider a lucrative—and dangerous—proposition. Pauline Hawkins, a nurse, cares for the sick and wounded, including Leroy. She also looks after her mentally ill elderly father. Yet she remains emotionally removed, until she meets a young runaway who touches something deep and unexpected inside her. In crystalline prose, both beautiful and devastating, this "major realist talent" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) considers the issues transforming ordinary people's lives—the cost of health care, the lack of economic opportunity, the devastating scars of war—creating an extraordinary contemporary portrait that is also a testament to the resiliency of the human heart.

The Free-standing Company in the World Economy, 1830-1996

Author: Mira Wilkins,Harm G. Schröter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198290322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 7037

Distinct from the classic multinationals, free-standing companies were those companies established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to organize and manage operations for a European parent company. Leading international scholars here provide evidence and analysis of the operations of free-standing companies, draw comparisons with the "American model" multinational enterprise, and make a valuable contribution to the understanding of modern economic history.

The Free Speech Movement

Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Author: Robert Cohen,Reginald E. Zelnik

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520233546

Category: Education

Page: 618

View: 1677

"This is a superb book. We are well-launched into a new generation of '60s scholarship, and The Free Speech Movement will be at the center of it. The analysis and personal recollection mix well, arguing persuasively for the never-to-be-underestimated place of contingency in history."--Todd Gitlin, author of "Media Unlimited and The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage" "This powerful book not only will be the classic work on the Free Speech Movement but also will be combed as a basis for hypotheses and new research on the movements of the '60s. It's absolutely thrilling, full of large implications for history, social movements, and character. The book contributed to my self-knowledge (personal, political, and professional) and will do the same for others. It combines humor and a firsthand, I-was-there flavor with provocative analyses. As a serious, original work of scholarship, this gives edited volumes back their good name."--Jesse Lemisch, Professor of History Emeritus, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, and author of "The American Revolution Seen from the Bottom Up" "This book gets the Free Speech Movement and its significance exactly right-from the civil rights origins to refusing to idealize the moment at the expense of what came later. And no two better editors could be doing it."--Michael Rogin, author of "Ronald Reagan, The Movie, And Other Episodes in Political Demonology" "As a journalist, I was in Berkeley's Sproul Plaza to witness the mass arrests of the Free Speech Movement demonstrators in December 1964. As a citizen, I've always known that this was one of the pivotal moments in the great political and moral awakening of the 1960s. As a reader, I found much to feast on in this splendid and thoughtful collection of essays, about a movement whose effects and inspiration are with us still."--Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa" "The Free Speech Movement was a pivotal moment in the evolution of student rights and university responsibilities. These splendid essays memorialize this period and offer competing perspectives on its meaning. Though differing widely in conclusions, collectively and individually they stand testament to the conviction that 'the price of freedom is eternal vigilance' and that 'the critical test of freedom of expression is the right of others to speak out on behalf of what we believe to be wrong.'"--Geoffrey R. Stone, author of "Eternally Vigilant: Freedom of Speech in the Modern Era " "This rich and entertaining set of essays offers remarkable insight into the genesis, development, and consequences of the Free Speech Movement. Written largely by participants and close observers, these essays offer both personal and analytical assessments of the roles of students, faculty, and administrators. Above all, the chapters on Mario Savio demonstrate his unusual capacity for leadership-charismatic without being dogmatic, committed to the cause while retaining a capacity to think and deal openly with dissent. This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding university and national politics in the '60s."--Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl, University of California, Berkeley

Freedom from the Free Will

On Kafka's Laughter

Author: Dimitris Vardoulakis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438462395

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory. Many of Kafka’s narratives place their heroes in situations of confinement. Gregor Samsa is locked in his room in the Metamorphosis, and the land surveyor in The Castle is stuck in the village unable either to leave or to gain access to the castle. Dimitris Vardoulakis argues that Kafka constructs these plots of confinement in order to laugh at his heroes’ futile attempts to express their will. In this way, Kafka emerges as a critic of the free will and as a proponent of a different kind of freedom: one focused within the confines of one’s experience and mediated by one’s circumstances. Vardoulakis contends that his sense of humor is the key to understanding Kafka as a political thinker. Laughter, in this account, is the tool used to deconstruct power. By placing Kafka in dialogue with philosophy and political theory, Vardoulakis shows that Kafka can give us invaluable insights into how to be free—and how to laugh. “Vardoulakis’s original new book contributes to the fields of Kafka studies, political theory, and contemporary European philosophy by forcefully realigning our understanding of the problem of freedom and the free will as it traverses Kafka’s literary texts. Its greatest strength lies in its careful and rigorous exposition of the refractory concepts of freedom that circulate through Kafka’s most canonical works.” — Gerhard Richter, author of Inheriting Walter Benjamin “Freedom from the Free Will is at the forefront of a vibrant new development in Kafka studies that, without succumbing to old debates about Kafka’s supposed ‘religiosity,’ rigorously works out the philosophical undercurrents and theoretical consequences of his literary practices. The laughing, playful Kafka encountered in Vardoulakis’s book creates concepts of freedom that cannot be found elsewhere.” — Peter Fenves, author of The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time

The Free Religious Association

Its Twenty-five Years and Their Meaning : an Address for the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Association, at Tremont Temple, Boston, May 27th, 1892

Author: William James Potter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Free thought

Page: 31

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The Free Church in Victorian Canada, 1844-1861

Author: Richard W. Vaudry

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 088920571X

Category: History

Page: 199

View: 9357

Drawing on a wide range of church records, pamphlets, private papers, and periodicals, Richard Vaudry has written an authoritative study of the formation and development of the Free Church in mid-Victorian Canada. He traces the institutional development of the denomination, its intellectual life, and its attitudes to contemporary political and social questions and describes, another subjects, missionary activity, theological education, worship, and the denomination's union with the United Presbyterian Synod in 1861. This important work depicts a progressive church where men such as George Brown, Isaac Buchanan, and John Redpath could all find a home. The author argues that undergirding the life of the Free Church was an evangelical-Calvinist world view which determined the shape and direction of its activities. His book illuminates an important facet of the religious and intellectual relationship between Scotland and Canada, and should be of interest to students and scholars of Canadian and Church history.

Kali Linux Revealed

Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution

Author: Raphaël Hertzog,Jim O'Gorman,Mati Aharoni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997615609

Category: Hackers

Page: 342

View: 4259

Whether you're a veteran or an absolute n00b, this is the best place to start with Kali Linux, the security professional's platform of choice, and a truly industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution-mature, secure, and enterprise-ready.

From the Free Academy to CUNY

Illustrating Public Higher Education in New York City, 1847-1997

Author: Sandra Shoiock Roff,Anthony M. Cucchiara,Barbara J. Dunlap

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823220205

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 4605

From the Free Academy to CUNY provides the first generally accessible narrative of the development of the City University of New York from its inception in 1847 as the Free Academy to its present status as the largest urban university in the country. The book includes an extensive bibliography of books, articles, dissertations and major policy documents, as well as chapter notes and an index. The Free Academy was born in controversy and today the City University of New York is again in the midst of controversial changes. This book provides the background necessary to understand how the municipal college system emerged, developed and became a university. Over 120 annotated illustrations dramatize the 150 years in which it has been facing the challenge of educating the children of the whole people.This book tells the story of an institution that, directly and indirectly has influenced the lives of innumerable New Yorkers, their families and New York City.

The Free

updated ebook of the 5th print edition

Author: M. Gilliland

Publisher: Hooligan Press / Create Space

ISBN: 1466409320

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

View: 4641

one lonely, abused schoolgirl 'occupies' herself.. and happens to set off an explosive social and economic revolution.. ''It is the most detailed fictional treatment of the movement from a world recognizably like our own to an anarchist society that I have read. More importantly, it is imagined strongly enough to allow readers to believe that events could happen this way''. Dr Daniel P. Jaeckle, author of 'Embodied Anarchy in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed' Adventure/Thriller.. Maxie rebels and runs away, with the anarcha-feminists, occupiers and gays.. Set during the collapse of capitalism, amid climate chaos, we live out the social and permaculture revolution, and the dawn of a money-free world Accompany Linda through her hilarious, terrible day, as she:-escapes her useless school and abusive daddy,-changes her name to Maxie and falls in with the anarcha feminists, squatters and gays. The State is going bottoms up, the Climate is going crazy, we're living the collapse of capitalism, blow by blow, with a rainbow.Maxie and her new friends get free of their traumas,and get into dealing subversive death blows, to a skinhead gang,a bankrupt school and the testerical special police. Next thing they flee to Ragwort CoOp Pool,in a big safe occupied working class area. We play the adventure live through their eyes, laughing and lamenting… inventing social revolution.The PIF soldiers eventually arrive, to restore capitalist chaos, Macker and Maxie are missing, the hunt begins, while the spaced out invaders get subverted, corrupted, swallowed and (burp) digested. Our odd family puzzles with the pieces.. finding a fun lifestyle,a coppice farm, and bright ideas for saving The Planet, but keep your hankies ready, folks.. click on your giant wings, for the fantastic FLYING finale! Thanks everyone for your help with this project.. Read or Free Download on the blog click: available on Google Books, Scribd, Issuu, Anarchist Library . The printed ‘dead tree’ book is available here: costs 10€, or $14. I'm promoting The Free on the Wordpress blog, posting stuff on the themes of the book: feminism, anarchism, social revolution, squatting, permaculture.... it's fun and I enjoy 'gimping images'... by now it has 3,170 'Fiends on Farcebook' and over 227,000 views of the blog! Twice reached no.7 on Authonomy. some comments... ONLY THE GOOD ONES 'This book is a gas, terrific writing,a wonderful and likely prophetic story for the near future' .. Jim Mac. 'It creates poetry out the strange internal rhythms and logic of the main character, full of off-beat rhythms and lyrical leitmotifs'...Rob Stewart “The Free. An unbelievably exciting book, not because of its stupendous pace and action filled plot, but because of the depth of character holding us breathless as we explore one after another of these amazing people.’’ Gerry McCullough- 'Yahoo! It is in acts, has skin and is feminist, what more can one want .Truly supported'. A Zoomer 'This book is truly unique. The characters and plot flow like water, and are tasty like chocolate'. A.A. 'It's sexy and wonderful and just pure joy... a breathless celebration of life... Gold in its purest literary form'. Bec Thanks again everyone for your help and support with this project.


The Future of a Radical Price

Author: Chris Anderson

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401394515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2034

The online economy offers challenges to traditional businesses as well as incredible opportunities. Chris Anderson makes the compelling case that in many instances businesses can succeed best by giving away more than they charge for. Known as "Freemium," this combination of free and paid is emerging as one of the most powerful digital business models. In Free, Chris Anderson explores this radical idea for the new global economy and demonstrates how it can be harnessed for the benefit of consumers and businesses alike. In the twenty-first century, Free is more than just a promotional gimmick: It's a business strategy that is essential to a company's successful future. Download the audiobook of Free for free! Details inside the book.

The Free World

Author: John H. Macdonald

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864732699


Page: 339

View: 3395

A novel in five parts. Nick is caring for an old woman who fascinates him. Her husband is a man of eminence, who has to reassess his successes and failures. Nick's friend Ivor is on a quest for real human contact. The first part was published in an earlier version in Sport. This is J.H. McDonald's first novel.

The free-holders grand inquest

... To which are added Observations upon forms of government ; together with Directions for obedience to governours in dangerous and doubtful times

Author: Sir Robert Filmer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 326

View: 2822

The Free Animal

Rousseau on Free Will and Human Nature

Author: Lee MacLean

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442644958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 7783

Featuring careful analyses and an extensive engagement with the secondary literature, The Free Animal offers a novel interpretation of the changing nature and complexity of Rousseau's intention.

Myths of the Free Market

Author: Kenneth S. Friedman

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 4697

What happens when the rich get far, far richer? Laissez faire has moved us from democracy to corporatism, replacing integrity and values with a focus on OC filling our bellies.OCO How about humanism, for a change? This comprehensive critique has important pra"

Making It in the Free World

Women in Transition from Prison

Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448618

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 9789

Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

The Free

Author: M. Gilliland

Publisher: The Free

ISBN: 0951426133

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 4866