In this delightful tale from Hungary, an enchanted horse helps a young stable boy win the heart of a princess.
A university is an institution for higher education and research. It can also be a place where academic brilliance leads to overinflated egos, bitter politics and finally, murder. Cirisha Narayanan, a professor at MIT Boston, who has risen meteorically, stumbles upon a cryptic message. Aditya Raisinghania, her banker husband, sets up a highly innovative financial hoax. Her profiteering father harvests Australia's largest bird, the emu in India. The US elections are on and the debate on gun control has reached a fever pitch. Set in Mumbai, Coimbatore and Boston, Ravi Subramanian creates an impeccably researched world where everyone has a motive to kill. Nothing is as it seems in this cunningly vicious thriller where the plot turns on a dime.
Five-year-old Joaquin isn't supposed to know anything about the world outside the protected environment where he has been reared. His mother is determined to insulate him from the clashes that took his father's life. But then his father's adoptive parent [note: ADOPTIVE parent, not an ADOPTED parent], Abdullah, enters his life. Later, Joaquin learns that his brilliant geography and history tutor, Senor De Guzman, is a converso; many conversos were Jews who were forcibly converted to Christianity. Joaquin discovers that the world he lives in is unsafe for anyone who is different. As time passes, Joaquin finds himself caught between faiths-the very fate that his mother feared, because the Inquisition does not tolerate dissension. Set in Spain starting at 1505 and continues as Joaquin matures, STOLEN FAITH is the sequel to STOLEN PEACE."
Few eras are so clearly associated with fashion as the Jazz Age. Clean, slim lines; elegance grounded in simplicity rather than ornament; and styles designed for the active lives of the men and women who wore them—nearly a century later, the styles of the era still thrill us. This book, accompanying an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, both celebrates Jazz Age fashion and helps us understand its context. While presenting beautiful images of classic works by such designers as Chanel, Patou, Lucile, Lanvin, Vionnet, Hartnell, and Molynuex, worn by stars and stunners like Clara Bow and Louise Brooks, it also shows us how the era’s fashion developed. Martin Pel traces the effects of the end of World War I, the rise of America, rapid changes in the lives and expectations of women, and technological breakthroughs like the introduction of Rayon and zippers. All played a part in the creation of an aesthetic that couldn’t have been farther from the buttoned-down, bustled-up clothing of the preceding generation. A testament to an era that marked the birth of the modern, and whose influence is still felt today, Jazz Age Fashion is an unforgettable document of an unforgettable age.
This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2013. Drawing from rich data, International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education profiles teachers, students, and schools struggling to interrupt the reproduction of social inequalities from one generation to the next. International in its nature, the work collected here illustrates how forces of globalization create greater inequalities, and carefully describes and evaluates efforts to democratize educational opportunities. This text will be useful in undergraduate and graduate courses on diversity and multicultural education, international comparisons, educational studies, as well as graduate courses in sociology of education, critical educational studies, international comparisons, foundations of education, multicultural education, and qualitative research methods.
Con il suo stile ricco di echi e di sfumature, ora lirico e ora comico, Francesco Guccini racconta la vita picaresca dei ragazzi e delle ragazze nella Bologna fine anni '50 e inizio anni '70, con tutti i loro luoghi, i loro miti e i loro sogni: la prima Cinquecento, la naia, le osterie dove si fa mattino a parlare di musica e poesia davanti a un bicchiere di vino, i viaggi, i primi compi e i primi amori... Ma la protagonista è lei, quella Bologna "Parigi in minore" che fa da sfondo all'educazione sentimentale del protagonista: grande e umana, simbolo di un tempo e una cultura in cui tutti i sogni sembravano possibili. È un canto, quello di Guccini, su una città, un'epoca e un mondo che non ci sono più. Un canto dal respiro ampio, felice, liberatorio, come quello del blues, che offre il ritratto di una generazione che ha molto lottato, molto sognato e molto sbagliato e che si ritroverà in una foto nient'affatto in posa.