Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1512405388
Category: Fiction
Page: 348
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Mr. Gradgrind, views himself as the most practical man in Coketown. He has raised his children, Tom and Louisa, to be no-nonsense, unimaginative, and unsentimental. His friend—obnoxious, wealthy Josiah Bounderby—employs Tom as a clerk at his bank, and marries Louisa, thirty years his junior. But soon emotionally-repressed Louisa is nearly seduced into committing adultery, and unscrupulous Tom is suspected of robbing Bounderby's bank. Will Louisa be able to make her father see the shortcomings of his personal philosophy before it's too late? Or will Mr. Gradgrind be forced to reap what he sowed? Written by English author Charles Dickens, this satire of Victorian economic principles and social inequity was first published as a serial in Household Words over twenty weeks in 1854. This unabridged version is taken from the 1905 copyright edition.

The Worst Hard Time

The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547347776
Category: History
Page: 352
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In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.

Hard Times in Paradise


Author: David Colfax,Micki Colfax
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 044656141X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
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An account of one family's life in a redwood forest describes how the Colfax's lived without electricity, running water, or a phone, and how they educated their sons, three of whom were accepted to Harvard on full scholarships.

Hard Times

An Oral History of the Great Depression
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595587608
Category: History
Page: 480
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War:A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit”(Saturday Review). In this “invaluable record” of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity (The New York Times). Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, striking workers, and Okies, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the 1929 stock market crash and its repercussions radically changed the lives of a generation. The voices that speak from the pages of this unique book are as timeless as the lessons they impart. “Hard Times doesn’t ‘render’ the time of the depression—it is that time, its lingo, mood, its tragic and hilarious stories.” —Arthur Miller “Wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice. It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book.” —Newsweek “Open Studs Terkel's book to almost any page and rich memories spill out . . . Read a page, any page. Then try to stop.” —National Observer

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors, English
Page: 352
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The world of Hard Times For These Times revolves around a small industrial town firmly in the grip of one businessman. Bounderby is owner of the local mill and Gradgrind, his employee, is the schoolmaster--together they define and enforce the town's moral character with an iron fist. Many of the characters--including Gradgrind eventually--try and fail to resist Bounderby's influence, to their own demise. Published in 1854, the novel revealed Dickens' sharpest views on capitalism and its questionable moral underpinnings and spurred significant critical debate among his contemporaries. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Welcome to Hard Times

A Novel
Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307762979
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Hard Times is the name of a town in the barren hills of the Dakota Territory. To this town there comes one day one of the reckless sociopaths who wander the West to kill and rape and pillage. By the time he is through and has ridden off, Hard Times is a smoking ruin. The de facto mayor, Blue, takes in two survivors of the carnage–a boy, Jimmy, and a prostitute, Molly, who has suffered unspeakably–and makes them his provisional family. Blue begins to rebuild Hard Times, welcoming new settlers, while Molly waits with vengeance in her heart for the return of the outlaw. Here is E. L. Doctorow’s debut novel, a searing allegory of frontier life that sets the stage for his subsequent classics. “A forceful, credible story of cowardice and evil.” –The Washington Post “We are caught up with these people as real human beings.” –Chicago Sun-Times “Dramatic and exciting.” –The New York Times “Terse and powerful.” –Newsweek “A taut, bloodthirsty read.” –The Times Literary Supplement “A superb piece of fiction.” –The New Republic

Hard Times

A Novel
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 101
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Heroes In Hard Times


Author: Neal King
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592138197
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 282
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An in-your-face look at the cop action movie genre.

Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times

Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter
Author: Susan U. Raymond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470583166
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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How to make strategic plan to help your nonprofit navigate turbulent financial waters and achieve strengthened revenues During this time of upheaval and instability with the country's financial markets and economy, you might be wondering how your nonprofit can emerge stronger from this unprecedented turmoil and prepare for future economic cycles. Practical and timely, Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter helps your nonproft get strategic in the weak economy. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times shows you how surviving the current economic conditions means dedicating yourself to understanding the details of the current financial crisis and identifying those Board members and other leaders who can give you deep analysis on the crisis and act as your analysts of the winners and losers in real time. Emphasizes that the core of all strategy is engagement Helps you reassess your nonprofit's communications tools for both messages and markets Asserts that the operative need is for strategy, not panic Revisits all assumptions Explains how to sort and cull past supporters for those who will emerge from the turmoil first and strongest Reveals how to identify new audiences Providing the guidance your nonprofit needs-not to just hang on for the white-knuckle ride, but to plan their best strategy to survive and succeed-Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times equips you with the tools you need to get started.

Hard Times

For These Times
Author: Heidi Stillman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810120380
Category: Drama
Page: 135
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This adaptation of Charles Dickens' Hard Times captures the same feelings of desolate desperation and energizing celebration that overwhelms and ultimately consumes the characters in the novel itself.

Politics in Hard Times

Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises
Author: Peter Alexis Gourevitch,Peter Gourevitch
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801494369
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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Soft Skills for Hard Times

A Handbook for High Achievers
Author: Ivory Dorsey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462800032
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 103
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Soft Skills for Hard Times is a hand book for the over achiever. It is written for people who understand that when competence is present, it is only the ticket to the game; it does not make one a player. It is a book for those who would invest resources in getting good and no time in getting chosen. It is a book for the potential high performer who constantly wonders why since they are so smartwhy is it that the seemingly average performer keeps getting ahead. These are hard timeswe need skills to navigate the course.

Hard Times (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Oliver Conant
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673080
Category: Study Aids
Page: 140
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REA's MAXnotes for Charles Dickens' Hard Times MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Good Poems for Hard Times


Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143037675
Category: Poetry
Page: 344
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Presents a collection of inspirational poems by such authors as Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, and Raymond Carver.

Help for The Hard Times

Getting Through Loss
Author: Earl Hipp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592859240
Category: Self-Help
Page: 140
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Earl Hipp addresses loss and discusses young people's experiences to help you provide students with tools to grieve and ways to keep their losses from becoming too overwhelming. Earl Hipp addresses loss from the perspective of the heart. He discusses young people's experiences with loss and helps them figure out ways to continue functioning after loss. You will provide students with tools to grieve and ways to keep their losses from becoming too overwhelming. This book, along with the Caring Circle: A Facilitator's Guide to Support Groups and Thirty-Eight Great Handouts are all part of a complete curriculum to use in developing broad-based support groups for young people ages 12 and older. Other books that can be purchased that are part of this program to help teens in specific areas are:-Feed Your Head (Self-Esteem) -Fighting Invisible Tigers (Stress) -Understanding the Human Volcano (Violence)

Hope and Hard Times

Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability
Author: Ted Bernard
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924428
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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Successes and speed bumps on the road to sustainable communities.

Elections in Hard Times

Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century
Author: Thomas Edward Flores,Irfan Nooruddin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107132134
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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Demonstrates why elections fail to promote democracy when countries lack democratic experience and are held during civil conflict.

Hard Times

The Cause and Cure
Author: Jasper Newton Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 206
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