Uproot

Author: Jace Clayton
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 9780374708849
Size: 17.62 MB
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In 2001, Jace Clayton was an amateur DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix called Gold Teeth Thiefand put it online to share with his friends. Within months, the mix became an international calling card, whisking Clayton away to a sprawling, multitiered nightclub in Zagreb, a tiny gallery in Osaka, a former brothel in São Paolo, and the atrium of MoMA. And just as the music world made its fitful, uncertain transition from analog to digital, Clayton found himself on the front lines of an education in the creative upheavals of art production in the twenty-first-century globalized world. Uproot is a guided tour of this newly opened cultural space, mapped with both his own experiences and his relationships with other industry game-changers such as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay. With humor, insight, and expertise, Clayton illuminates the connections between a Congolese hotel band and the indie rock scene, Mexican surfers and Israeli techno, Japanese record collectors and hidden rain-forest treasure, and offers an unparalleled understanding of music in a digital age. Uproot takes readers behind the turntable decks to tell a story that only a DJ--and writer--of this caliber can tell.

Uprooted

Author: Naomi Novik
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780804179041
Size: 20.27 MB
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WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL • Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale. HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR | BuzzFeed | Tor.com | BookPage | Library Journal | Publishers Weekly “Uprooted is confidently wrought and sympathetically cast. I might even call it bewitching.”—Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.” Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose. Praise for Uprooted “Uprooted has leapt forward to claim the title of Best Book I’ve Read Yet This Year. . . . Moving, heartbreaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel I’ve been waiting a lifetime for. Clear your schedule before picking it up, because you won’t want to put it down.”—NPR “A very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic . . . Naomi Novik skillfully takes the fairy-tale-turned-bildungsroman structure of her premise . . . and builds enough flesh on those bones to make a very different animal. . . . The vivid characters around her also echo their fairy-tale forebears, but are grounded in real-world ambivalence that makes this book feel quietly mature, its world lived-in.”—The New York Times Book Review “Novik here delivers a tale that is funny and fast-paced, laced with hair-raising battle scenes and conspiracies; it also touches on deeper ecological concerns we grapple with today.”—The Washington Post “Novik takes us on a surprise-filled journey. . . . The resulting warmth and intimacy provide a nicely nurturing environment for her heroine’s unusual adventures.”—The Seattle Times “Breathtaking . . . [Novik] weaves a tale that is both elegantly grand and earthily humble, familiar as a Grimm fairy tale yet fresh, original, and totally irresistible. This will be a must-read for fantasy fans for years to come.”—Pubilshers Weekly (starred review) “An original and fully realized fantastical place guaranteed to enthrall her longtime fans and attract new readers.”—Library Journal (starred review) From the Hardcover edition.

Expose And Uproot

Author: Onyechi Daniel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468504118
Size: 11.88 MB
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Satan will like to stop you from reading this book in which his schemes have been exposed in great detail. The revelations in this book will make the kingdom of darkness vulnerable to the onslaught of prayer-warriors. It is not enough to pray 'generally' against satanic devices, but doing targeted prayer warfare against different satanic devices is the sure way to devastate Satan's kingdom. You must read this book. Believe it and practice its truth. Pray the prayers that will turn around all your captivities and the bondage experienced in your environment now! Exposing Satanic Devices series will come in volumes. Each volume is packaged as a complete and separate book which can be appreciated with or without reference to previous or subsequent volumes. However, reading through all the volumes in the series will be a more complete study in dealing with varied satanic devices.

Uproot Hindutva

Author: Thirumaavalavan
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 8185604797
Size: 19.47 MB
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The author is a leader of the Viduthalai Chirutaigal, the Liberation Panthers. In this book -- a selection of his speeches -- he speaks of the need to counter Hindutva with a Tamil identity that can reach beyond its region to other oppressed peoples. It speaks of the refusal to be a Hindu and of theright to conversion, of women's rights, of the heritage and culture of the Dalits, among other issues.

Globalize Liberation

Author: David Solnit
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872864200
Size: 13.14 MB
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The attacks of 9/11 have renewed a hunger for ideas about how to effect change. The strategies and hard-won victories of dedicated activists from global justice and community struggles can provide vision and hope, and in this collection of 33...

Uprooted

Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553509380
Size: 18.66 MB
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editor's Choice On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II— from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years. How could this have happened? Uprooted takes a close look at the history of racism in America and carefully follows the treacherous path that led one of our nation’s most beloved presidents to make this decision. Meanwhile, it also illuminates the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ultimately tying the two countries together. Today, America is still filled with racial tension, and personal liberty in wartime is as relevant a topic as ever. Moving and impactful, National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin’s sobering exploration of this monumental injustice shines as bright a light on current events as it does on the past.

Uproot Healthcare

Author: J. Deane Waldman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426922886
Size: 12.91 MB
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If you work anywhere in healthcare, Uproot Healthcare was written to you and about you. It answers two constant nagging questions. [Why does the system I work for make it hard to care for people? [What can I do to fix my most critically ill patient - healthcare? If you are not directly involved in healthcare, Uproot Healthcare was written for you. The author can give you one guarantee: some day you will need healthcare. When that day comes, you will want a system that provides error-free, high quality care; that you can easily access; that we can all afford; and that offers better outcomes tomorrow than it does today. Uproot Healthcare shows you how to get involved so you can get what you need and want. Uproot Healthcare does not offer Waldman's answer, another fix that fails, or some "solution" imposed on us from above. It provides the foundation for a discussion on healthcare, to create a national consensus, and for us to make healthcare work for everyone, not easily nor quickly, but surely.