How can we rebuild America so that it is a land with opportunity for all, wherever we live, whatever our complexion? Tightrope outlines a better path for our nation, but first it takes us through an "other America" where wages are low and stagnant, decent jobs are scarce, racial inequity is stark, and Americans die of drug overdoses every seven minutes. Kristof and WuDunn tell the story of America's crisis partly through the lives of friends Kristof grew up with in rural Yamhill, Oregon, a working-class area that was hit badly by the disappearance of blue - collar jobs. Their powerful personal stories and those of others bring to life how we got into this mess and also show a path by which we can right ourselves as a country, redress racial inequity, reduce inequality, and build economic opportunity. Tightrope is a story of hope that is riveting, deeply personal, and impossible to ignore. Book jacket.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Vintage, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780525564171


An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention in this New York Times bestselling novel from Amanda Quick. Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real. In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle, Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the gossip that is swirling around him is true—Matthias evidently does have connections to the criminal underworld. Matthias is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias’s investigation leads him to Amalie’s front door, the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Penguin, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780399585371


Marian Sutro has survived Ravensbruck and is back in dreary 1950s London trying to pick up the pieces of her pre-war life. Returned to an England she barely knows and a post-war world she doesn't understand Marian searches for something on which to ground the rest of her life. Family and friends surround her and a young RAF officer attempts to bring her the normalities of love and affection but she is haunted by her experiences and by the guilt of knowing that her contribution to the war effort helped lead to the development of the Atom Bomb. Where, in the complexities of peacetime, does her loyalty lie? When a mysterious Russian diplomat emerges from the shadows to draw her into the ambiguities and uncertainties of the Cold War she sees a way to make amends for the past and to renew the excitement of her double life. Simon Mawer's sense of time and place is perfect: Tightrope is a compelling novel about identity and deception which constantly surprises the reader.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Hachette UK, Pages: 416 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781408706190


It is not easy to keep life's attractions and distractions in perspective and under control. In today's high-speed society, we are called to multitask in all aspects of our lives and all too often we find ourselves teetering on tightrope of today instead of focusing on the future. With God on his side, author John Safarik has developed a basic guide to keeping ourselves in balance. Strip yourself of stress and discover that life can be as easy as Tightrope Walking. Strip yourself of stress and discover that life can be as easy as Tightrope Walking.
Genre: Self-Help, Editor: Tate Publishing, Pages: 200 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781607994329



Genre: Academic freedom, Editor: New Africa Books, Pages: 273 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0864864582


"You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people." The New York Times bestselling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers provocative, open-hearted wisdom for our times. In a world that yearns for unarmed truth and unconditional love, in the midst of cold greed and blind hatred, Hope on a Tightrope offers a new compass. This courageous collection will challenge all those in search of new perspectives and provides deep wells of inspiration that marry the mind to the heart. Whether writing on race and identity, courage and faith, or music and philosophy,Dr. West reveals himself as a brilliant philosopher who loves us enough to make us think. He challenges us, stimulates us and never, ever stops serving us. As you read the book, allow yourself to contemplate Dr. West's wisdom. Let him become your intellectual and spiritual sparring partner, and stand on his shoulders to gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Genre: Self-Help, Editor: Hay House, Inc, Pages: 249 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781401968908


This book expands upon the dialogue between the atheist philosopher Kai Nielsen and the Christian philosopher Hendrik Hart in the book Search for Community in A Withering Tradition. Collected here for the first time are the responses of several prominent Canadian philosophers to Nielsen's outspoken work in the philosophy of religion, including their responses to Hart's criticisms of Nielsen. New replies by Hart and Nielsen to these added voices are also included. This volume is of interest for students in the philosophy of religion who wish to examine the encounter between religious faith and secular humanism at the close of the twentieth century, an increasingly postmodern time in which the appeal to an a historical standard of rationality is no longer sought or even thought possible. This book tackles tough topics like the appropriate role of reason in the intellectual criticism and defense of faith, the limits of the rational justification of human knowledge, the role of pre-reflective commitments in human intellectual life, the nature of truth, and the possibility for peace in a world consisting of a plural and often violent collection of cultural and religious groups.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: Rodopi, Pages: 248 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9042007168


Tightrope explores changes in American attitudes that made it possible to elect a black President. Gail Garfield weaves her own experiences with broader racial history to trace the remarkable shift. Her scholarship explores the complex intersection of race, class, and gender.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Rowman & Littlefield, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781442224247


Walking the Tightrope contains the teachings of Venerable Pemasiri Thera, a popular and talented Sri Lankan meditation teacher. The teachings, dealing with various important aspects of Buddhist meditation and philosphy, are practical and clear, yet profound. On one hand, Premasiri Thera teaches from his broad practical experience based on many years of meditation practice. On the other hand, he often refers to the teachings of the Buddha found in the Pali texts making up the Theravada Canon.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Buddhist Publication Society, Pages: 158 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9789552402739


More than ever, the world finds itself faced with common problems that affect most of the planet's population in some way: climate change, poverty, escalating violence, international conflicts, illness. And while an 'us v. them' mentality persists, a growing sense of empathy, of connection, with those in remote parts of the world has caught hold and is spreading. The authors argue that empathy and feelings of kinship with others are necessary to preventing the collapse of civilization. Through a careful examination of how humans must learn to relate to one another to avoid global calamity, they show how empathy can help to create a sustainable society of many billions of individuals.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Pages: 210 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781442206502