By Jefferson R. Cowie
An epic account of ways working-class the USA hit the rocks within the political and monetary upheavals of the '70s, Stayin' Alive is a wide-ranging cultural and political historical past that offers the last decade in an entire new light.
Jefferson Cowie's edgy and incisive bookapart political intrigue, half exertions heritage, with huge doses of yank track, movie, and television loreamakes new experience of the '70s as a vital and poorly understood transition from the optimism of recent Deal the United States to the widening monetary inequalities and dampened expectancies of the present.
Stayin' Alive takes us from the manufacturing facility flooring of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Detroit to the Washington of Nixon, Ford, and Carter. Cowie connects politics to tradition, displaying how the massive reveal and the jukebox may help us know the way the US became clear of the radicalism of the '60s and towards the patriotic promise of Ronald Reagan. He additionally makes unforeseen connections among the secrets and techniques of the Nixon White condominium and the issues of the George McGovern crusade, among radicalism and the blue-collar backlash, and among the earthy twang of Merle Haggard's state song and the falsetto highs of Saturday evening Fever.Cowie captures not anything under the defining features of a brand new era.
Stayin' Alive is a publication that might endlessly outline a misunderstood decade.
By Barry Schwartz
An eye-opening, groundbreaking journey of the aim of labor in our lives, exhibiting how paintings operates in our tradition and the way you'll find your personal route to happiness within the workplace.
Why will we paintings? The query turns out so easy. yet Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer's incredible, advanced, and pressing.
We’ve lengthy been taught that the explanation we paintings is essentially for a paycheck. in reality, we’ve formed a lot of the infrastructure of our society to house this trust. Then why are such a lot of humans disappointed with their paintings, regardless of fit repayment? And why achieve this many folks locate tremendous success and pride via “menial” jobs? Schwartz explores why such a lot of think that the objective for operating will be to make cash, how we arrived to think that paying employees extra ends up in larger paintings, and why this has made our society pressured, unsatisfied, and has validated a dangerously erroneous system.
Through interesting reviews and compelling anecdotes, this publication dispels this delusion. Schwartz takes us via hospitals and hair salons, car crops and boardrooms, exhibiting staff in all walks of existence, showcasing the tendencies and styles that bring about happiness within the office. eventually, Schwartz proves that the foundation of what drives us to do strong paintings can not often be incentivized, and that the reason for undesirable paintings is frequently an try and do exactly that.
How did we get to this tangled position? How will we switch the best way we paintings? With nice perception and knowledge, Schwartz indicates us how one can take our first steps towards realizing, and empowering us all to discover nice paintings.
By Gordon L. Rottman
So much belligerents coming into global struggle II armed their infantry with cumbersome and ineffectual anti-tank rifles as their basic technique of fighting tanks. US planners learned that what squaddies wanted was once a comparatively light-weight, man-portable anti-tank weapon that was once uncomplicated to function, actual, and in a position to knocking out the common tank at an inexpensive variety, whereas additionally being powerful opposed to fortified structures, pillboxes, and body of workers within the open. The bazooka mixed a innovative new anti-tank rifle-grenade warhead, a much-modified British anti-aircraft rocket motor, and a cobbled-together launcher tube and electric firing procedure; its first test-firing astounded observers, and it used to be instantly followed through the U.S. military. that includes particularly drawn color paintings, this enticing learn tells the tale of the bazooka, which set the normal for destiny mild anti-tank guns and their ammunition, and was once a key impact on anti-tank strategies and methods within the post-war era.
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By Carlos Castaneda
"A guy of information is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no relatives, no domestic, no kingdom, yet purely lifestyles to be lived." --don Juan
In 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a rare apprenticeship to carry again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's international of "non-ordinary reality" and the tough and unsafe street a guy needs to commute to turn into "a guy of knowledge." but at the deliver of that global, difficult to all that we think, he drew back.
Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda back to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medications, and to a global of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered ahead of.
By Joseph Berkowitz
Atomic and Molecular Photoabsorption, quantity 1 describes and catalogs to be had spectral details proper to how universal gases have interaction with solar and different assets of electromagnetic radiation resembling x-rays, flames, and plasmas. Photoabsorption is light's relief in depth and strength while it passes via a column of gasoline or liquid. This publication additionally incorporates a huge variety of information tables and figures which are useful to researchers simply because they assist them decide upon precisely which wavelengths to exploit of their experiments. The extra distinguishing point of this booklet is its synthesis throughout a large spectrum of wavelengths and compilation of information for a great number of atoms and molecules.