Second Hand Time

📒Secondhand Time ✍ Svetlana Alexievich

✏Book Title : Secondhand Time
✏Author : Svetlana Alexievich
✏Publisher : Random House
✏Release Date : 2016-05-24
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9780399588815
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Secondhand Time Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Financial Times • Kirkus Reviews When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.” Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres—but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. “Through the voices of those who confided in her,” The Nation writes, “Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil—in a word, about ourselves.” Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and Secondhand Time “The nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history Secondhand Time.”—David Remnick, The New Yorker “Like the greatest works of fiction, Secondhand Time is a comprehensive and unflinching exploration of the human condition. . . . In its scope and wisdom, Secondhand Time is comparable to War and Peace.”—The Wall Street Journal “Already hailed as a masterpiece across Europe, Secondhand Time is an intimate portrait of a country yearning for meaning after the sudden lurch from Communism to capitalism in the 1990s plunged it into existential crisis.”—The New York Times “This is the kind of history, otherwise almost unacknowledged by today’s dictatorships, that matters.”—The Christian Science Monitor “In this spellbinding book, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates a rich symphony of Russian voices telling their stories of love and death, joy and sorrow, as they try to make sense of the twentieth century.”—J. M. Coetzee

📒Second Hand Time ✍ Svetlana Alexievich

✏Book Title : Second Hand Time
✏Author : Svetlana Alexievich
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2016-05
✏Pages : 520
✏ISBN : 1910695114
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : Second Hand Shock Surviving Overcoming Vicarious Trauma
✏Author : Ellie Izzo
✏Publisher : Unhooked Books
✏Release Date : 2010-01-01
✏Pages : 172
✏ISBN : 9781936268214
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Second Hand Shock Surviving Overcoming Vicarious Trauma Book Summary : Help for the helping” professional” who may suffer from burn-out,compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma, from absorbing others' trauma.

📒A Taste Of Heaven ✍ Larry R. Dick

✏Book Title : A Taste of Heaven
✏Author : Larry R. Dick
✏Publisher : Trafford Publishing
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages : 228
✏ISBN : 9781553697268
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Taste of Heaven Book Summary : Does the Bible tell us specifically what heaven will be like? What will the new earth and the capital city, New Jerusalem, be like? Is heaven a real, physical place or just some kind of spiritual realm unlike anything on earth? What will people look like in heaven? What will we do forever and ever? Will there be buildings, families, nations in heaven? What language will we speak? Where is heaven? Will we see God there? Find answers to these and over 300 questions you've always wanted to ask about Heaven. This easy-to-read book is based on doctoral research, but written for the layman to present a Biblical picture of what life in eternity will be like. My hope is to bring new excitement and understanding to the average person in the pew, as well as to the Bible scholar. Perhaps it will even encourage those who do not believe everything in the Bible but do believe in a heaven. Yes, I believe the Bible tells us much about what Heaven will be like. Eden, the tabernacle, the promised land, the kingdom parables, the millennial kingdom, the church, all paint a picture of eternity. Many of the great themes and teachings of Scripture present, at the very least, a type or taste of what Heaven will be like. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things wich God hath prepared for the that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit" (1 Cor 2:9,10). Life is short and full of troubles. The good things of this world are so temporary. They are but a taste of better, eternal things to come. Only those things which last forever are real and worthwhile. But how can you look forward to something you know little about? I hope this book will fill in some of those blanks for you, encourage you to read God's Word, and give you a taste of heaven.

📒Second Hand ✍ J. J. Haile

✏Book Title : Second Hand
✏Author : J. J. Haile
✏Publisher : AuthorHouse
✏Release Date : 2011-08
✏Pages : 244
✏ISBN : 9781463424756
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Second Hand Book Summary : The natives of New Orleans live lives directionally proportionate to the colorful palette of the city.There are millions of stories to be shared, whispered about and passed on.The Second Hand is a very small vignette of other stories, not as readily known.If the stories that everyone knows are likened to the hour hand on a clock, this novella is about the untold, unknown stories, or the second hand of the clock.Hopefully, it will amuse, entertain and pique your imagination.They are inspired by things seen, heard of, or gossiped about.Any similarities to any real person or situation is strictly co-incidental, or, who you might have known, saw or heard about if you live in New Orleans!I trust it will be a good read, and will allow the reader to escape into a very different side of New Orleans, a world that does, or did exist, and not only in the story teller's imagination.And so I urge you to sit back, crack the spine and lose yourself for the moment, and as we say in New Orleans, you just might pass a"Bon Temps"!

📒Second Hand Out ✍ Jeff Spanke

✏Book Title : Second Hand Out
✏Author : Jeff Spanke
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2008-10-01
✏Pages : 360
✏ISBN : 9780615253701
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Second Hand Out Book Summary : All his life, Dr. Sherman Hinkley was governed by one primary aspiration: to work as an Agent for E.W. Harper's ClockWorks Time Travel Agency. A career with the Agency would ensure Sherman's status as a bona fide contemporary hero and legendary scholar. He sought not only the glamour that inevitably derived from fame, but also the pride of knowing that after a series of failed endeavors, he'd at last arrived. Yet, Sherman quickly learns that even with the world famous Agency, books should never be judged by their cover alone and that sometimes the darkness of truth is far more ominous than the brilliance of deceit. Now, Sherman must re-evaluate his life, his career, and his future, while trying desperately to repair the world's past. What does it mean to be a hero? Sherman Hinkley couldn't have been further from the truth.

✏Book Title : Amazing Irv s Handbook of Everyday Magic
✏Author : Irv Furman
✏Publisher : Quirk Books
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 1931686017
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Amazing Irv s Handbook of Everyday Magic Book Summary : Here's the ultimate modern guide to magic tricks for everyday situations: magically feed a parking metre, make yourself levitate, pull a banana out of thin air or make a shot glass disappear. This handbook features more than 40 do-it-yourself illusions to perform, with step-by-step illustrations and instructions.

📒Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan ✍ Bonnie Berk (R.N.)

✏Book Title : Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan
✏Author : Bonnie Berk (R.N.)
✏Publisher : Human Kinetics
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 213
✏ISBN : 0736052933
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan Book Summary : From a pioneer in maternity fitness comes an all-inclusive guide that's designed to keep women informed and fit before, during, and after pregnancy. For maximum comfort and mobility through each trimester, the program includes breathing, core conditioning, flexibility, strengthening, motivation, relaxation, and nutritional advice to meet the needs of mother and baby.

📒The Second Hand ✍ Nilesh Srivastava

✏Book Title : The Second Hand
✏Author : Nilesh Srivastava
✏Publisher : Pustak Mahal
✏Release Date : 2009-09-01
✏Pages : 263
✏ISBN : 9788122310825
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Second Hand Book Summary : Mukund's father, restricted to a hospital bed by paralysis, asks his son for a favour. Mukund is to go to his hometown, Jalsaur – a small isolated North Indian town – to rescue his cousin, Uday from the mess he has got into with the police for assaulting a local college principal, Mr Siddiqui. Mukund takes up the task despite his past differences with Uday, and undertakes the journey to Jalsaur after twelve years. What he thought would be a two-day job, starts taking a life of its own, as he comes face-to-face with a town gradually getting politicised, and Uday standing bang in the middle of the process. He can no longer understand his cousin and the town that holds his childhood memories. For help, he just has one person to lean on – Siddiqui's daughter and his childhood friend, Sara. Mukund soon begins to realise that the real reasons for his cousin's behaviour may not lie in Jalsaur, but in the tortured past of his family as it prospered and decayed over three generations. Some of the reasons point accusingly to his father, who left the town ages ago but never got around to severing his roots. Even before Mukund can tie the loose threads and take charge, the town is swept away by the strong headwinds of an event far away – the fall of the Babri Masjid and all the chaos that follows…

✏Book Title : The New Physics and Cosmology
✏Author : Arthur Zajonc
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2004-03-25
✏Pages : 264
✏ISBN : 9780199882830
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The New Physics and Cosmology Book Summary : What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level that intelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update of the genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.