Author: Sônia Bridi, Paulo Zero
Entre 2005 e 2006, Sônia Bridi e Paulo Zero foram pioneiros na cobertura latino-americana na China. Neste livro, Sônia Bridi conta a vida do casal na China com o filho Pedro - que tinha apenas três anos quando chegaram ao país - durante os dois anos em que permaneceram no outro lado do planeta. O cotidiano, o choque cultural, os bastidores das reportagens, as paisagens, as mudanças aceleradas por que passa o país. Junto com Sônia, Zero e seu filho Pedro, o leitor fará uma longa jornada pelo mais populoso país do mundo. Vai sentir os estranhamentos diante de uma cultura tão diferente e exótica, alternando reações como deslumbramento, surpresa, indignação, carinho, amor e solidariedade.
Author: Memória Globo
Publisher: Globo Livros
MAIS DE CEM HISTÓRIAS MARCANTES DE JORNALISTAS CORRESPONDENTES INTERNACIONAIS DA GLOBO Caco Barcellos, César Tralli, Edney Silvestre, Ernesto Paglia, Ilze Scamparini, Jorge Pontual, Lucas Mendes, Luís Fernando Silva Pinto, Marcos Losekann, Marcos Uchoa, Pedro Bial, Renato Machado, Ricardo Pereira, Roberto Feith, Roberto Kovalick, Rodrigo Alvarez, Sandra Passarinho, Sergio Motta Mello, Silio Boccanera e Sônia Bridi compartilham as experiências mais marcantes da carreira, em 49 países. São relatos inéditos, que levam o leitor a viajar no tempo e no espaço, percorrendo mais de quarenta anos de jornalismo da Globo no exterior. Em Correspondentes – Bastidores, histórias e aventuras de jornalistas brasileiros pelo mundo, os autores reviram suas memórias e compartilham com o leitor narrativas sobre os bastidores da notícia. São relatos que unem impressões, sentimentos e análises. Para além do papel, o leitor encontra QR-Codes que redirecionam para um site, onde é possível assistir a 274 reportagens relacionadas ao conteúdo do livro.
O que você espera ao entrar numa página? O que você espera ao entrar NESTA página? Muito bem, então espere absolutamente nada . Pois é exatamente o que eu também espero de você leitor. Entre aqui, e comece a ler de mente aberta, pronto pra tudo, mas esperando nada, apenas com sede e dedicação... Isto não é um manual de instruções, mas uma dica. Douglas Tedesco
The curious history of magic and the powers of the occult, witchcraft, ritual, and the imagination, from their earliest appearances to modern times
The Shadow of the Sun
Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Publisher: Vintage Canada
A moving portrait of Africa from Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent - a masterpiece from a modern master. Famous for being in the wrong places at just the right times, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule - the "sometimes dramatic and painful, sometimes enjoyable and jubilant" rebirth of a continent. The Shadow of the Sun sums up the author's experiences ("the record of a 40-year marriage") in this place that became the central obsession of his remarkable career. From the hopeful years of independence through the bloody disintegration of places like Nigeria, Rwanda and Angola, Kapuscinski recounts great social and political changes through the prism of the ordinary African. He examines the rough-and-ready physical world and identifies the true geography of Africa: a little-understood spiritual universe, an African way of being. He looks also at Africa in the wake of two epoch-making changes: the arrival of AIDS and the definitive departure of the white man. Kapuscinski's rare humanity invests his subjects with a grandeur and a dignity unmatched by any other writer on the Third World, and his unique ability to discern the universal in the particular has never been more powerfully displayed than in this work. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Margaret Feinberg
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
With a unique blend of enthusiasm and encouragement, best-selling author Margaret Feinberg offers a year of weekly devotions that will awaken our souls to a life of fullness and joy that spills over to bless others. Featuring Dive Deeper Scripture references, reflections, and prayers for each devotion, Flourish challenges us to live more fully, create more actively, and be more engaged in the present moment. Feinberg's signature coloring pages are woven throughout, making Flourish an interactive spiritual experience.
Essays on the role of translators as agents of change
One Billion Customers
Author: James McGregor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A blueprint for doing business successfully in the rapidly growing Chinese consumer market shares insight into China's remarkable emergence as a global economic power, the nation's seemingly contradictory business practices, and the experiences of high-profile foreign companies and businesspeople. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Author: John Locke
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Would you let a child die if your family were threatened? When the government wants someone to disappear without a trace, they put in a call to Donovan Creed. Creed is a man of many identities, a ruthless assassin with access to all the technology that the military can offer. You don't want to take on Creed. But then again, most don't even see him coming. When Creed meets an orphaned girl, she reminds him of his own daughter, and he swears to protect her from the men who killed her parents. But when his involvement becomes public knowledge amongst the criminal fraternity, Creed and his family also become targets...
Media and Morality
Author: Roger Silverstone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Roger Silverstone's compelling new book places the global media at the heart of the moral future of civilisation. It argues that the media (the press, broadcasting, the Internet and increasingly peer-to-peer technologies and networks) have a profound significance for the way in which the world is understood by its citizens. It also argues that without a clear understanding of that significance, and without a critique of the way in which the media go about their daily business, we are likely to see an erosion in the capacity of human beings to understand and respect each other, especially those whom they see and hear only in their mediation. In a world of increasing polarisation and demonisation, the media have a powerful role to play. They can reinforce or they can challenge that polarisation. The book proposes that we should think of the global media as a mediapolis, a single space of political and social communication, in which the basis for the relationships between neighbours and strangers can be either constructed or destroyed. The mediapolis is a moral space, a space of hospitality, responsibility, obligation and judgement. And questioning its present and future requires attention to issues of media justice, media literacy and media regulation. Media and Morality is essential reading for all students and scholars of the media but will be of equal fascination to anyone interested in the workings of our modern world.
The Wrong Boy
Author: Willy Russell
Publisher: Random House
The Dewsbury Desperadoes are on their way to Pontefract for a gig at the Allied Butchers' & Architects' Club. The Girl with the Chestnut Eyes is on her way to somewhere. And Raymond is heading for Gulag Grimshy. Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal northern town. His dad left home after falling in love with a five-string banjo; his fun-hating grandma believes she should have married Jean-Paul Sartre: '1 could never read his books, but y' could tell from his picture, there was nothing frivolous about John-Paul Sartre.' Felonious Uncle Jason and Appalling Aunty Paula are lusting after the satellite dish; frogs are flattened on Failsworth Boulevard; and Sickening Sonia's being sick in the majestic cathedral of words. Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal northern town. Until, on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, the Flytrapping craze begins and, for Raymond and his mam, nothing is ever quite so normal again. In Raymond, prize-winning and internationally acclaimed playwright Willy Russell has created an unforgettable character to rival his Shirley Valentine and educated Rita. The Wrong Boy is his extraordinary first novel.
China's Great Wall of Debt
Author: Dinny McMahon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A stunning inside look at how and why the foundations upon which China has built the world’s second largest economy, have started to crumble. Over the course of a decade spent reporting on the ground in China as a financial journalist, Dinny McMahon gradually came to the conclusion that the widely held belief in China’s inevitable economic ascent is dangerously wrong. In this unprecedented deep dive, McMahon shows how, lurking behind the illusion of prosperity, China’s economic growth has been built on a staggering mountain of debt. While stories of newly built but empty cities, white elephant state projects, and a byzantine shadow banking system, have all become a regular fixture in the press in recent years, McMahon goes beyond the headlines to explain how such waste has been allowed to flourish, and why one of the most powerful governments in the world has been at a loss to stop it. Through the stories of ordinary Chinese citizens, McMahon tries to make sense of the unique—and often bizarre—mechanics of the Chinese economy, whether it be the state’s addiction to appropriating land from poor farmers; or why a Chinese entrepreneur decided it was cheaper to move his yarn factory to South Carolina; or why ambitious Chinese mayors build ghost cities; or why the Chinese bureaucracy was able to stare down Beijing’s attempts to break up the state’s pointless monopoly over the distribution of table salt. Debt, entrenched vested interests, a frenzy of speculation, and an aging population are all pushing China toward an economic reckoning. China’s Great Wall of Debt unravels an incredibly complex and opaque economy, one whose fortunes—for better or worse—will shape the globe like never before.
"Socialism Is Great!"
Author: Lijia Zhang
Publisher: Atlas and Company
As China becomes disillusioned with "The Glorious Cause," so does factory-worker Lijia Zhang.
China's rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China's economy is often wrong. Cracking the China Conundrum provides a holistic and contrarian view of China's major economic, political, and foreign policy issues. Yukon Huang trenchantly addresses widely accepted yet misguided views in the analysis of China's economy. He examines arguments about the causes and effects of China's possible debt and property market bubbles, trade and investment relations with the Western world, the links between corruption and political liberalization in a growing economy and Beijing's more assertive foreign policies. Huang explains that such misconceptions arise in part because China's economic system is unprecedented in many ways-namely because it's driven by both the market and state- which complicates the task of designing accurate and adaptable analysis and research. Further, China's size, regional diversity, and uniquely decentralized administrative system poses difficulties for making generalizations and comparisons from micro to macro levels when trying to interpret China's economic state accurately. This book not only interprets the ideologies that experts continue building misguided theories upon, but also examines the contributing factors to this puzzle. Cracking the China Conundrum provides an enlightening and corrective viewpoint on several major economic and political foreign policy concerns currently shaping China's economic environment.