During what was a 30 year association with Butlins, Rocky became a personal friend of almost every showbiz star in the country, many of whom have contributed to this book. .
Author: Rocky Mason
Category: Boxers (Sports)
Poverty to Paradise, by Rocky Mason is a story of courage, fear, deprivation and humour. There are times when you will laugh out loud and others when you will weep. It's the definitive autobiography of a man who has been there, done that and still proudly wears the T Shirt. It's an eventful life of tough childhood wartime experiences, a successful amateur boxing career of 69 straight wins in 87 fights only to move from "Gumshield to Greasepaint" and a life in showbiz working for the "Holiday Camp King," Billy Butlin. Drawing on a multitude of sources Rocky offers a compelling account of those six gruelling years 1939 - 45. Food shortages, conscientious objectors, head lice, visits of the nit-nurse, rationing, nightly air raids and his own personal experience of evacuation to an atrocious boys camp. During what was a 30 year association with Butlins, Rocky became a personal friend of almost every showbiz star in the country, many of whom have contributed to this book. .
There was an attempt in recent years to portray India as 'shining', as a place
where poverty was becoming a thing of the past. It was a new nationalist
imagining of India in which both foreigners and Indians were complicit. It was
almost as if ...
Author: Sam Miller
Publisher: Random House
A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India’s past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. Sam Miller investigates how the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans – everyone really, except for Indians themselves – came to imagine India. His account of the engagement between foreigners and India spans the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire. It features, among many others, Thomas the Apostle, the Chinese monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Vasco da Gama, Babur, Clive of India, several Victorian pornographers, Mark Twain, E. M. Forster, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles and Steve Jobs. Interspersed between these tales is the story of Sam Miller’s own 25-year-long love affair with India. The result is a spellbinding, 2,500-year-long journey through Indian history, culture and society, in the company of an author who informs, educates and entertains in equal measure, as he travels in the footsteps of foreign chroniclers, exposes some of their fabulous fantasies and overturns long-held stereotypes about race, identity and migration. At once scholarly and thought-provoking, delightfully eccentric and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is destined to become a much-loved classic.
PARADISE. Most Americans have ambivalent feelings about poverty in our
country, their views teetering somewhere between the folkloric formative poverty
of the past and the gangster-rapping underclass of the present. For policy folks
Author: David Dante Troutt
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
American communities are facing chronic problems: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise, David Troutt argues that it is a lack of mutuality in our local decision making that has led to this looming crisis facing cities and local governments. Arguing that there are structural flaws in the American dream, Troutt investigates the role that place plays in our thinking and how we have organized our communities to create or deny opportunity. Legal rules and policies that promoted mobility for most citizens simultaneously stifled and segregated a growing minority by race, class and—most importantly—place. A conversation about America at the crossroads, The Price of Paradise is a multilayered exploration of the legal, economic and cultural forces that contribute to the squeeze on the middle class, the hidden dangers of growing income and wealth inequality and the literature on how growth and consumption patterns are environmentally unsustainable.
Author: Bartholomew Francis CROSBIEPublish On: 1838
Let us consider that poverty of spirit is the first step towards the kingdom of God .
A spirit of poverty frees the heart from the love of all things on earth , and renders
it free to begin its way towards heaven . It strips the soul of all attachment for ...
Day remembered this all her life, and she dedicated that long life to trying to
realize and stabilize that love as a practical force in meeting the needs of the poor and making a more just and generous society. Because of that moment of
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Category: Social Science
The author of Men Explain Things to Me explores the moments of altruism and generosity that arise in the aftermath of disaster Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.
$271 and 32 percent living below the poverty line, and comparative standing of
the nation, reflected in the Human Development Index—ranked 136 among 142
countries in 2003— demonstrate the dismal state of the economy and its impact ...
Author: Ali Riaz
Publisher: Lexington Books
Paradise Lost examines the state-society relationships in Nepal and demonstrates that the nature of the state, disjuncture between the state and the society, and the rupture of the ideological hegemony of the ruling class of Nepal have created a situation where existing institutional frameworks are disintegrating and the state is rapidly unraveling. Dr. Ali Riaz and Dr. Subho Basu analyze the roles of ethnicity, identity, and deprivation, in engendering discontent and the rise of the Maoists as a formidable political force. Mindful of the geo-strategic importance of the country, this book contextualizes these domestic developments within the post-9/11 global world. Jointly authored by a political scientist and a historian this book brings together structural and historical perspectives. Written in an engaging language, Paradise Lost? will appeal to political scientists, historians, sociologists, and those interested in current affairs.
Down The Road in South America, their second book, takes us through the next phase of their journey the following year - from Quito, Ecuador and through South America.
Author: Tim Travis
Publisher: Down the Road Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Imagine selling all of your treasured possessions, leaving your comfortable life behind and heading out for unknown lands equipped with nothing but a bicycle, the bare essentials and a map. It would be the experience of a lifetime. But, what would it take - logistically, financially, emotionally - to make it a way of life? In their first book, The Road That Has No End, Tim and Cindie Travis detail their story of quitting the corporate world to spend a year on their bikes - starting from their hometown of Prescott, Arizona and finishing in Panama City, Panama. Down The Road in South America, their second book, takes us through the next phase of their journey the following year - from Quito, Ecuador and through South America. But they soon discover they’re on another kind of journey - one that would allow them to live the nomadic life indefinitely. Travel with Tim and Cindie as they ride thousands of miles through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. Experience what it’s like to be an American abroad during wartime; be invited into people’s homes and share their food, cultures and traditions; escape roadside robbers; sleep under the stars; witness the breathtaking beauty and devastating poverty of South America. But most importantly, cheer them on as they come to the realization that their road truly has no end.
I saw Leclaire go from a lower-middle-class area to one in which poverty is
stacked on poverty. Not the way it is in high-rises, but nevertheless concentrated poverty. You show me a society where there is a concentration of poverty, and I'll
Author: Brett Bradford Klopp
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Uses oral histories to show the enormous benefit to low-income working people of public housing between 1938 and 1960.
The Prophet* said, “The poor among the believers will enter Paradise before the
wealthy by five hundred years. ... And by “poor,” we mean “steadfast,” those who
persevere in the face of the bitterness of poverty, to the point that one ofthem ...
Author: Sherman A. Jackson
Publisher: OUP USA
Sherman Jackson offers a translation and analysis of Ibn 'Ata' Allah al-Sakandari's Taj al-'Arus, a work on spiritual education steeped in the classical Sufi tradition. Written in classical aphoristic style, the text is a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom and self-refinement, free of all of the usual barriers between Sufism and the common believer.
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In New Zealand folk memory, and in some history books, the Depression of 1929-
35 is both the great watershed and the great nadir of the twentieth century. As in
the 1880s, the serpent of poverty slithered unchecked through paradise.
Author: James Belich
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The sequel to the best-selling Making Peoples, which was a bestseller and award-winner in New Zealand. It picks up where Making Peoples ended - at the beginning of the 20th century. The volume presents an account of a country which in 100 years undergone massive changes as a flood of "Pakeha" (European) immigrants built on the land opportunities opened by the ferocious British-Maori wars of the 19th century. Torn between British and Maori identities, New Zealanders have successfully craeted a new nation but one in which the tensiosn and injustices of its founding are never far from the surface.
They don't feel the effects and dilemma of poverty with us. They are able, willing,
tested good fighters and clean. They rather die with honor than from the hunger
in the hands of corruption,” said the lead rebel rescuer, “As we all know, equality
Author: Peter L. Wong
Publisher: Author House
The quiet moments of global terrorism are over. They were silently on the move and highly motivated against the USA, first and foremost. To the radical extremist fascists international terrorists network, the USA was the easiest to infiltrate amongst the worlds super powers. Their ultimate target was the entertainment capital of the world, the city of sin and pleasure for the western free world. Assisted by human traffickers and smugglers, this time, thei suicidal martyr is a Woman of Mass Destruction (WMD). Westernized and American educated, desired by almost every man, a woman well adorned as well as scorned, the self appointed terrorist, the self declared jihadist, the self-anointed martyr is now ready to make her move. It all began in an island archipelago in the Pacific, where three young men who started out as childhood friends were separated by fate. One became the most wanted notorious non Christian rebel leader in that region, another became a hardened military combat zone officer and the third became an American. Noor was a casualty turned weapon against the Infidels. Her mission before she perishes was to inflict as much damage and pain to portions of the society that caused her miseries. To make their statement that the war against terrorism is not over, and will not be over, and will not be won by the Infidels. Noor was the networks ultimate weapon against the USA as the start of reviving the plan to totally disabling the US Mainland was initiated. She has been very well prepared for a self declared war compounded by ideological pressures from her own kind covering under the protection of religion. Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)
The State of Innocence and Private Property in the Polemic on Evangelical Poverty at the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century Gian Luca Potestà What is
true for the story of Eden may be true for any other part of the Bible, however
short: the ...
Author: F. Regina Psaki
Publisher: Global Academic Publishing
Explores the history of how the Eden story in Genesis has been understood.
America in 1992 has 20% of its population below the poverty line—and yet the
stock market in America has gone from a Dow Average of 800 in 1981 to 3300 in
1992. The 1% ofthe American population that owns 60% of the Stock Market had
Author: Leslie Herzberger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Thermidor is just another way of saying Inquisition. At a point in time, the structure is in trouble. You either fix the structure, or you start shooting the people in the life of a complex group called a society. The shooting of people in a complex group, randomly constituted on account of the structure is what we call an Inquisition.
by 2015.38 The MDGs were composed of eight specific development targets:
eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education;
promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve ...
Author: Tiago Faia
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
The central aim of this book is to define the approach of EU development policy regarding Africa since the end of the Cold War. It focuses on the impact of EU development policy on the domain of international development and the objective of the EU to become a prominent international actor. The book relies on Martha Finnemore’s Social Constructivist research. It concentrates on the dynamics maintained by the EU with the normative basis that characterises the structure and agents of international development, and assesses how it affected EU behaviour, as expressed through its development policy concerning Africa. By doing so, it exposes both the marked effect of EU development policy in the domain of international development, and the form of ‘paradise’ (model of development) the EU promoted in Africa. Therein, the volume largely confirms the identified agents as the source of the norms that define the structure of international development, and the EU as its derivative. It argues that EU development policy is currently a general projection of the normative structure of international development, specifically regarding the policy orientation of its identified agents. As a result, the book contends that the EU fell short of its efforts to export its form of ‘paradise’ to Africa since the end of the Cold War, as a corollary of its limitations to stand as a distinct and leading actor in the domain of international development.
As a result Denise participated more than ever in life at the Ladies' Paradise.
Towards the end of September she experienced really dire poverty. Pépé had
fallen ill, having caught a heavy cold. He should have been fed on good broth,
but she ...
Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the spectacular development of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family; it is emblematic of consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. Octave Mouret, the store's owner-manager, masterfully exploits the desires of his female customers. In his private life as much as in business he is the great seducer. But when he falls in love with the innocent Denise Baudu, he discovers she is the only one of the salesgirls who refuses to be commodified. This new translation of the eleventh book in the Rougon-Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola's greatest novels of the modern city. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
The Villas of the rich typically had high walls, designed not only to keep the poor
and the undesirable safely out, but also to help preserve their own Illusion of a
perfect and ... If you can learn to ignore the poverty, maybe it will just go away.
Author: Frank Jakobs
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
London, England: Ahmed is a handsome and exceptionally charming jet-setter with a taste for fine wine and an eye for beautiful women. His true passion however is something far more sinister. Two years following the end of the second Gulf War, he detonates a bomb in a popular London dance club. This vicious act is but the first in a series of increasingly brutal attacks he executes throughout Europe, confounding Police agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. Acapulco, Mexico: A team of Mexican rebels is hired to kidnap several small groups of American tourists, and then turn them over to a wealthy Saudi Oil baron. Fancying himself as the next Bin Laden, the man who calls himself Mohammed intends to use the hostages in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the U.S. Government. Virginia, USA: Marie, the beautiful long-time girlfriend of a well connected U.S. Congressman hatches a plot more treacherous than anything previously attempted on American soil. She is Ahmed and Mohammed's beloved younger sister and the inspiration for their acts of terror. A group of friends take a long awaited vacation trip to Acapulco. Their world is abruptly torn apart when half of the group fall victim to Saudi kidnappers. With the U.S. government reluctant to alienate its Saudi allies over the abductions and unwilling to cut a deal with the terrorists, these very ordinary Americans are forced to take matters into their own hands. They are assisted by some unlikely new friends including an aging millionaire, his two buffoonish bodyguards and a former CIA analyst who now makes his living as a drug trafficker in the Middle East. Together they must find and rescue their loved ones and in the process prevent acataclysm that could alter the course of U.S. history.
In parts of the world struggling with dysfunctional state institutions, poverty rather
than the stranglehold of bosses has been ... Hope was called the opium of the
masses; it is what makes the poor look forward to a coming paradise on earth.
Category: Business & Economics
Who are the bosses? How do they come to power? What are their preferences? How brutal can they be? What have they got to do with a sense of humour? What do bosses do in times of danger? What justice is there to expect from the boss? Who are the subordinates? How can the subordinates survive the bosses? And what has spirit and soul got to do with power play? What are the dangers of body language in the world of the bosses? Where are the answers? They are in The Laws of the Bosses. This book is an impressive illustration of power display by bosses who make their own laws and live by them. The book contains over seventy true-life accounts of power, highlighting the intrigues of several bosses from all walks of life and from all parts of the world.
He has few chances, if any, to get to the Paradise. So, welcome to the Hell, Man!
You will be met with warm, or rather hot, I would say, really fiery arms here!
However, do not worry; each of us is predestined to burn in the Hell! The one who
Author: Rafig Y. Aliyev
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Political Science
In the book, the author presents his views against global changes in different spheres of society, concretizing their real influence upon politics and philosophy. In his opinion, there are no enough serious political and philosophic explanations of the developments and prognoses for the nearest future. The humanitarian component of science is far behind the rates of the rapidly changing world for different reasons, including objective ones. Maybe this is the reason why there is not a, more or less, acceptable methodology of the political and philosophic analysis. Works dedicated to human mental changes are absent as well. Taking into consideration all this, the authors personal feelings, estimations, and prognoses are the main criterion of his approach to the problems he has touched upon.
The transition to an industrial society created substantial social problems , with
excessive hardships and poverty the plight of agricultural workers , the proletariat
, and handworkers . Furthermore , the worst products of industrialization plagued
Author: Pierre James
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Where did the idea to eliminate European Jewry originate? This study embarks upon an historical exploration of this question, identifying its Biblical origins and its expression throughout German history. Even a cursory glance at National Socialist propaganda reveals the Nazi belief that a utopian Germany would rise from the ashes of Europe's Jews. In tracing the ideological roots of the Final Solution, James investigates how German nationalism came to incorporate aspirations to a perfect nation and why such expectations were intimately connected with the desire for an end to all Jews. The aggressive nationalism and anti-Semitism of the National Socialists were not solely the products of Hitler's fanaticism. Rather, themes of national redemption and the elimination of the Jews are present throughout recent German history and have their origins in the Bible as well as in the earliest German patriotic writings of the twelfth century. By tracking these ideas back through their various sources, James places the Holocaust squarely within its historical and cultural context.