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The Promise Of Failure

The Promise Of Failure

The Promise of Failure is part memoir of the writing life, part advice book, and part craft book; sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching, but always honest. McNally uses his own life as a blueprint for the writer’s daily struggles as well as the existential ones, tackling subjects such as when to quit and when to keep going, how to deal with depression, what risking something of yourself means, and ways to reenergize your writing through reinvention. What McNally illuminates is how rejection, in its best light, is another element of craft, a necessary stage to move the writer from one project to the next, and that it’s best to see rejection and failure on a life-long continuum so that you can see the interconnectedness between failure and success, rather than focusing on failure as a measure of self-worth. As brutally candid as McNally can sometimes be, The Promise of Failure is ultimately an inspiring book—never in a Pollyannaish self-help way. McNally approaches the reader as a sympathetic companion with cautionary tales to tell. Written by an author who has as many unpublished books under his belt as published ones, The Promise of Failure is as much for the newcomer as it is for the established writer.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John McNally
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2018-06-15
Total Pages : 140 Pages
ISBN : 9781609385750


American Literary Realism And The Failed Promise Of Contract

American Literary Realism And The Failed Promise Of Contract

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in `1997.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Brook Thomas
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2021-01-08
Total Pages : 378 Pages
ISBN : 9780520367395


The American State Reports

The American State Reports

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
Author : Abraham Clark Freeman
Publisher :
Release : 1892
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063241629


Promises And Agreements

Promises And Agreements

Comprising 16 original contributions, this is the first collection of philosophical papers on promises and agreements, topics which are enjoying a renaissance in social, moral and legal philosophy.

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Genre : Law
Author : Hanoch Sheinman
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 2011-03-17
Total Pages : 409 Pages
ISBN : 9780195377958


Lawyers Reports Annotated

Lawyers Reports Annotated

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1915
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OSU:32437121065672


A Treatise On The Law Of Quasi Contracts

A Treatise On The Law Of Quasi Contracts

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Genre : Contracts
Author : William Albert Keener
Publisher :
Release : 1893
Total Pages : 470 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062195651


The Lawyers Reports Annotated

The Lawyers Reports Annotated

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1915
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B4288263


The Failed Promise Of Sentencing Reform

The Failed Promise Of Sentencing Reform

Despite 15 years of reform efforts, the incarceration rate in the United States remains at an unprecedented high level. This book provides the first comprehensive survey of these reforms and explains why they have proven to be ineffective. • Clearly identifies the real reasons that the wave of post-2000 sentencing reform has had minimal impact on reducing national imprisonment rates • Explains why reforms must target the excessive sentences imposed on violent and sexual offenders, even though the members of these offender groups are considered "justifiably punished" by long prison terms in the public eye • Enables readers to understand why increased consideration for the well-being of offenders and their families is likely a prerequisite to the acceptance of more fundamental changes to the U.S. sentencing system

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Genre : Law
Author : Michael O'Hear
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-03-20
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : 9781440840883


Fail U

Fail U

The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978—four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion. Nearly two thirds of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. Many college graduates under twenty-five years old are unemployed or underemployed. And professors—remember them?—rarely teach undergraduates at many major universities, instead handing off their lecture halls to cheaper teaching assistants. So, is it worth it? That’s the question Charles J. Sykes attempts to answer in Fail U., exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrative jobs, the grandiose building plans, and the utter lack of preparedness for the real world that many now graduates face. Fail U. offers a different vision of higher education; one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students—and one that will actually be useful in their future careers and lives.

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Genre : Education
Author : Charles J. Sykes
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-08-09
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781250091765


From The Depths Of Despair To The Promise Of Presence

From The Depths Of Despair To The Promise Of Presence

For decades, the prophetic book of Joel has been the focus of scrutiny that belies its brevity. It captures readers with its vivid descriptions of locusts and military invasion and the distress that they cause. It then reveals the concern of YHWH for the covenant community as it systematically reverses the crises that it announces. The book of Joel also offers a window into the rhetorical function of “the day of YHWH” as it uses the phrase to announce both judgment and restoration. Reflecting the creativity of the Old Testament prophetic spirit, the book then guides its readers from utter anguish to the hope of restoration, rooted in the presence of YHWH. From the Depths of Despair to the Promise of Presence delves into Joel’s rhetoric and explores the ways in which it seeks to persuade its audience to adopt its perspective in order to respond to a time of crisis. Barker evaluates the state of the discussion surrounding Joel’s composition and relationship to the Book of the Twelve. He develops a model of rhetorical criticism that builds on the foundations of previous approaches and proposes modifications that address the specific challenges posed by the book of Joel. He then puts this model into practice and demonstrates that the book of Joel moves from scenes of devastation to promises of restoration in articulating the necessity of calling and relying on YHWH in all circumstances. He explores the persuasive potential of Joel by focusing on its rhetorical structures and strategy. He examines the way the book of Joel engages its audience and guides the people to realize that they must turn to YHWH so that YHWH will turn and bring restoration. From the Depths of Despair to the Promise of Presence invites the reader to enter into the world of Joel. It calls the reader to experience the ways in which the book of Joel intertwines threats of destruction and the hope of renewal in order to reveal the character of YHWH.

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Genre : History
Author : Joel Barker
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2014-01-13
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9781575068732