The Summit

Author: Ed Conway

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140552930X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7908

The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become all-too familiar. But the summit at Bretton Woods in 1944 was the only time countries from around the world have agreed to overhaul the structure of the international monetary system. And, what's more, they were successful - it was the closest to perfection the world's economy has ever been, and arguably the demise of the Bretton Woods system is behind our present woes. This was no dry economic conference. The delegates spent half the time at each other's throats, and the other half drinking in the hotel bar. The Russians nearly capsized the entire project. The French threatened to walk out, repeatedly. John Maynard Keynes had a heart attack. His American counterpart was a KGB spy. But this summit could be instrumental in preventing World War Three. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished accounts, diaries and oral histories, this brilliant book describes the conference in stunning colour and clarity. Bringing to life the characters, events and economics and written with exceptional verve and narrative pace,this is an extraordinarily accomplished work of history from a talented new writer.

Stratigraphic Notes, 1980-1982

Author: J. Alan Bartow,J. M. Hoare,Ogden Tweto,Ronald Carl Johnson,Tor Helge Nilsen,William Jasper Sando,Bernard L. Mamet,Gardner M. Pittman,Kristin A. McDougall,T. E. Moore,W. L. Coonrad,Scott McCoy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Algae, Fossil

Page: 480

View: 8585

Complete International Law

Author: Ademola Abass

Publisher: Complete

ISBN: 019967907X

Category: Law

Page: 805

View: 4662

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Designation of Wilderness Areas

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wilderness areas

Page: 146

View: 773

Hiking New Hampshire

Author: Larry Pletcher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493034596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 3313

Outdoor photographer, writer, and veteran hiker Greg Westrich adds new hikes to Hiking New Hampshire, making it one of the most comprehensive resources on hiking the finest trails in the Granite State. Each of the hike descriptions contains easy-to-follow driving directions, up-to-date trail information, accurate maps and elevation graphs, full color photos, and information on the wildlife and attractions of the area. The hikes range from easy strolls to overnight backpacking excursions along mountain peaks and ridge tops. The guide also includes information on hiking with children, barrier-free trails, and no-trace camping tips.

Heroism and Global Politics

Author: Veronica Kitchen,Jennifer G. Mathers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429855737

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 6946

The rhetoric of heroism pervades politics. Political leaders invoke their own heroic credentials, soldiers are celebrated at sporting events, ordinary citizens become state symbols (or symbols of opposition), and high profile celebrities embody a glamorized, humanitarian heroism. Using analytical tools drawn from international relations, gender studies, war studies, history, and comparative politics, this book examines the cultural and political phenomenon of heroism and its relationship to the process of creating, sustaining and challenging political communities. Arguing that heroism is socially constructed and relational, the contributors demonstrate that heroes and heroic narratives always serve particular interests in the ways that they create and uphold certain images of states and other political communities. Studying the heroes that have been sanctioned by a community tells us important things about that community, including how it sees itself, its values and its pressing needs at a particular moment. Conversely, understanding those who are presented in opposition to heroes (victims, demonized opponents), or who become the heroes of resistance movements, can also tell us a great deal about the politics of a state or a regime. Heroes are at once the institutionalization of political power, and yet amorphous--one can go from being a hero to a villain in short order. This book will appeal to scholars and students working on topics related to international relations, gender, security and war studies, comparative politics, state building, and political communities.

Practicing Social Justice in Libraries

Author: Alyssa Brissett,Diana Moronta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 100062403X

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 6843

Practicing Social Justice in Libraries provides practical strategies, tools, and resources to library and information workers and students who wish to drive change in their classrooms, institutions, and communities and incorporate social justice into their everyday practice. With contributions from a diverse group of librarians, who have experience working in different types of institutions and roles, the book showcases the actions information professionals, largely from historically marginalized groups, are taking to create a more socially responsible environment for themselves and their communities. The chapters reflect on personal experiences, best practices for programming, professional development, effective collaboration, building inclusive community partnerships, anti-racist practices in the classroom, and organizational culture. Exploring how and why library workers are incorporating anti-racist and anti-oppressive work within their everyday roles, the book demonstrates that library workers are increasingly sending messages of protest and advocating for equity, justice, and social change. Highlighting their experiences of marginalization and exclusion, contributors also reflect upon the impact social justice work has on their mental health, careers, and personal lives. Practicing Social Justice in Libraries is essential reading for library and information workers and students who are searching for practical ways to implement more inclusive practices into their work

Large Scale Change For Non-Profits

Author: Gina Hinrichs,Cheryl Richardson

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681230437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 3570

The impetus to purchase this book is to provide social profit leaders, change agents, and new organization development (OD) practitioners who need a simple “Monday-ready” tool kit so they can help their social profit organization build capacity. A complete large scale change approach is offered. This practitioner’s playbook contains tactics and tools that can be experimented with by the social profit improvement team. A playbook allows the team to create, explore, and master without fear while learning. What is contained in this playbook has been tested across many for-profit and non- (social) profit organizations. It is designed to be a bridge for OD theories that have informed the work to field ready tools for large scale change. This book provides both explicit and tacit knowledge. The contents in this book have been tested in social profit projects.