A Century Turns

Turn Of The Century

Turn Of The Century

As big and exciting as the next century, this is a novel of real life at our giddy, feverish, topsy-turvy edge of the millennium. Turn of the Century is a good old-fashioned novel about the day after tomorrow--an uproarious, exquisitely observed panorama of our world as the twentieth century morphs into the twenty-first, transforming family, marriage, and friendship and propelled by the supercharged global businesses and new technologies that make everyone's lives shake and spin a little faster. As the year 2000 progresses, George Mactier and Lizzie Zimbalist, ten years married, are caught up in the whirl of their centrifugally accelerating lives. George is a TV producer for the upstart network MBC, launching a truly and weirdly groundbreaking new show that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Lizzie is a software entrepreneur dealing with the breakneck pleasures and pains of running her own company in an industry where the rules are rewritten daily. Rocketing between Los An-geles and Seattle, with occasional stopovers at home in Manhattan for tag-team parenting of their three children, George and Lizzie are the kind of businesspeople who, growing up in the sixties and seventies, never dreamed they would end up in business. They're too busy to spend the money that's rolling in, and too smart not to feel ambivalent about their crazed, high-gloss existences, but nothing seems to slow the roller-coaster momentum of their inter-secting lives and careers. However, after Lizzie, recovering from a Microsoft deal gone awry, becomes a confidante and adviser to George's boss, billionaire media mogul Harold Mose, the couple discovers that no amount of sophisticated spin can obscure basic instincts: envy, greed, suspicion, sexual temptation--and, maybe, love. When they and their children are finally drawn into a thrilling, high-tech corporate hoax that sends Wall Street reeling (and makes one person very, very rich), George and Lizzie can only marvel at life's oversized surprises and hold on for dear life. Like Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, Kurt Andersen's Turn of the Century lays bare the follies of our age with laser-beam precision, creating memorable characters and dissecting the ways we think, speak, and navigate this new era of extreme capitalism and mind-boggling technology. Entertaining, imaginative, knowing, and wise, Turn of the Century is a richly plotted comedy of manners about the way we live now.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kurt Andersen
Publisher : Delta
Release : 2011-03-09
Total Pages : 672 Pages
ISBN : 9780307785572


Turning The Century

Turning The Century

The essays in Turning the Century make a significant contribution to our understanding of America's love affairs with novelty and the mass media. The essays also show that neither the current communications revolution nor the response to it is unprecedented. Through this book, Carol Stabile provides a historical context within which scholars and students of American culture can interpret and understand end-of-the-millennium-fever --particularly, the claims of politicians, pundits, and even cultural studies scholars who maintain that recent information technology innovations make the present moment unique. Contemporary studies of mass media and popular culture reflect a similar emphasis on what is new, distinct, and therefore specific to contemporary culture. Claims of millennial transformation, however, are only possible insofar as the history of mass media can be forgotten or ignored. In Turning the Century, Carol Stabile analyzes those hidden, and now all but forgotten, conditions and relations of production that continue to shape and inform contemporary culture.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Carol Stabile
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-04-24
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : 9780429983030


Turn Of The Century

Turn Of The Century

Children living in Great Britain and the United States at the beginning of each century between 1000 and 2000 A.D. describe their lifestyle at the time.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Ellen Jackson
Publisher : Charlesbridge
Release : 1998-07-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781607342892


Turn Of The Century Farm Tools And Implements

Turn Of The Century Farm Tools And Implements

Nearly 700 illustrations advertise items for garden, farm, lawn, stable, household, and more, including butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more.

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : Henderson & Co.
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2013-09-26
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 9780486140537


The Turn Of The Century

The Turn Of The Century

A concise reader on European architecture's defining forces of the past 30 years German designer Matthias Sauerbruch (born 1955) and British designer Louisa Hutton (born 1957) have asked a diverse group of authors to reflect on the various conditions that have shaped the conception, production and circulation of European architecture over the past 30 years. While the essays collected in this volume include observations of Sauerbruch Hutton's buildings, the scope of the authors' conclusions about European design trends far exceeds the work of this particular agency. The text is supplemented by a photographic essay by Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen, offering readers an immersive experience of the firm's most impressive accomplishments.

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Author : Louisa Hutton
Publisher :
Release : 2021-09
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 3037786744


Perfection Salad

Perfection Salad

Describes professional cooks at the turn of the century, their passion and idealism as well as their bizarre and misguided ideas, and the influential culinary style they engineered.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Laura Shapiro
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2008-10-02
Total Pages : 282 Pages
ISBN : 0520257383


The Gold Standard At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century

The Gold Standard At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century

By the end of the nineteenth century, the world was ready to adopt the gold standard out of concerns of national power, prestige, and anti-English competition. Yet although the gold standard allowed countries to enact a virtual single world currency, the years before World War I were not a time of unfettered liberal economics and one-world, one-market harmony. Outside of Europe, the gold standard became a tool for nationalists and protectionists primarily interested in growing domestic industry and imperial expansion. This overlooked trend, provocatively reassessed in Steven Bryan's well-documented history, contradicts our conception of the gold standard as a British-based system infused with English ideas, interests, and institutions. In countries like Japan and Argentina, where nationalist concerns focused on infant-industry protection and the growth of military power, the gold standard enabled the expansion of trade and the goals of the age: industry and empire. Bryan argues that these countries looked less to Britain and more to North America and the rest of Europe for ideological models. Not only does this history challenge our idealistic notions of the prewar period, but it also reorients our understanding of the history that followed. Policymakers of the 1920s latched onto the idea that global prosperity before World War I was the result of a system dominated by English liberalism. Their attempt to reproduce this triumph helped bring about the global downturn, the Great Depression, and the collapse of the interwar world.

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Genre : History
Author : Steven Bryan
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2010-08-31
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780231526333


B La Bart K And Turn Of The Century Budapest

B La Bart K And Turn Of The Century Budapest

This text grounds Bartok's art in turn-of-the-century Hungary and its modernist movement. It argues that Hungarian modernism and Bartok's aesthetic should be understood in terms of a collective search for wholeness in life and art.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Judit Frigyesi
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2000-09-29
Total Pages : 357 Pages
ISBN : 9780520222540


American Posters Of The Turn Of The Century

American Posters Of The Turn Of The Century

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Genre : Decoration and ornament
Author : Carolyn Keay
Publisher :
Release : 1975
Total Pages : 115 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822017081761


Turning The World Upside Down

Turning The World Upside Down

Turning the World Upside Down is a search to understand what is happening and what it means for us all. It is based on Nigel Crisp's own journey from running the largest health system in the world to working in some of the poorest countries, and draws upon his own experiences to explore new ideas and innovations around the world. The book has three unique features: Describes what rich countries can learn from poorer ones, as well as the other way round Deals with health in rich and poor countries in the same way, not treating them as totally different, and suggests that instead of talking about international development we should talk about co-development Sets out a new vision for global health, and our rights and accountabilities as citizens of the world There is an unfair import export business in people and ideas that flourishes between rich and poor countries. Rich countries import trained health workers and export their ideas and ideology about health in poorer ones, whether or not they are appropriate or useful. What, Nigel Crisp asks, if we were to turn the world upside down - so the import export business was reversed and poorer countries exported their ideas and experience whilst richer ones exported their health workers? Health leaders in poorer countries, without the resources or the baggage of rich countries, have learned to innovate, to build on the strengths of the population and their communities and develop new approaches that are relevant for the rich and poor alike. At the same time, richer countries and their health workers could help poorer countries to train, in their own country, the workers they need for the future. They would help pay a debt for all the workers who have migrated and learn themselves the new ways of working, which they will need in the 21st Century. We could stop talking about international development - as something the rich world does to the poor - and start talking about co-development, our shared learning and shared future. There is already a movement of people and ideas travelling in this direction. Young people get this intuitively. Many thousands of young professionals want a different professional education for themselves - in global health. Together with the leaders from poorer countries and the innovators around the world, they are creating a new global vision for health. Turning the World Upside Down is a search for understanding that helps us to see how Western Scientific Medicine, which has served us so well in the 20th Century, needs to adapt and evolve to cope with the demands of the 21st Century. It sets our a new vision and concludes by describing the actions we need to take to accelerate the change.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Nigel Crisp
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2010-01-15
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781853159336