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Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China

Author: Evan Osnos
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Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. An Economist Best Book of 2014. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals-fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture-consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail.


The Sword of Ambition

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An Age of Ambition

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Fifteenth Century Attitudes

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A paperback edition of the successful 1994 collection of essays on society in fifteenth-century England.


The Dark Side of Ambition

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"Who wouldn't want to be a big star on Broadway some day? You'd do almost anything to get there, wouldn't you?" "Wait a minute! You wouldn't kill somebody just for that, would you?" "Yeah? Well I know somebody who did." "You mean actually killed someone?" "Well, she made sure that the gal got killed." "Wow! Did she get caught? "That's a whole 'nother story. Let me tell you!"


The Way of Ambition

Author: Robert Hichens
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The Age of Audacity

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"In 2016, the University of Calgary celebrates its 50th anniversary, marking the year we achieved autonomy--made possible only through the audacious vision and dedication of students, faculty, staff, alumni and Calgary community members who lobbied over decades for an independent institution. Since its inception, the university has remained true to this bold and ambitious spirit, growing into Canada's and North America's top-ranked university under the age of 50. We have worked hard to grow a strong university family, where people are united in a set of core values and common goals, and where those we are privileged to welcome to campus every day feel well supported, encouraged, and continuously challenged to make a difference in the world. Through this publication, we recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of the many students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends who have helped create this remarkable institution."--


A Social History of England 1200 1500

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What was life really like in England in the later Middle Ages? This comprehensive introduction explores the full breadth of English life and society in the period 1200-1500. Opening with a survey of historiographical and demographic debates, the book then explores the central themes of later medieval society, including the social hierarchy, life in towns and the countryside, religious belief, and forms of individual and collective identity. Clustered around these themes a series of authoritative essays develop our understanding of other important social and cultural features of the period, including the experience of war, work, law and order, youth and old age, ritual, travel and transport, and the development of writing and reading. Written in an accessible and engaging manner by an international team of leading scholars, this book is indispensable both as an introduction for students and as a resource for specialists.


New Moral World

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Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europe

Author: Anne Duggan
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The great strength of this collection is its wide range...a valuable work for anyone interested in the social aspects of the medieval nobility. CHOICE Articles on the origins and nature of "nobility", its relationship with the late Roman world, its acquisition and exercise of power, its association with military obligation, and its transformation into a more or less willing instrument of royal government. Embracing regions as diverse as England (before and after the Norman Conquest), Italy, the Iberian peninsula, France, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and the Romano-German empire, it ranges over the whole medieval period from the fifth to the early sixteenth century. Contributors: STUART AIRLIE, MARTIN AURELL, T. N. BISSON, PAUL FOURACRE, PIOTR GORECKI, MARTIN H. JONES, STEINAR IMSEN, REGINE LE JAN, JANET N. NELSON, TIMOTHY A REUTER, JANE ROBERTS, MARIA JOAO VIOLANTE BRANCO, JENNIFER C. WARD