The inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive’s quest to build libraries around the world and share the love of books What’s happened since John Wood left Microsoft to change the world? Just ask six million kids in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. In 1999, at the age of 35, Wood quit a lucrative career to found the nonprofit Room to Read. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "the Andrew Carnegie of the developing world", he strove to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector - and succeeded spectacularly.
This is a collection of remarkable personal accounts of a variety of American Civil War incidents, from both Union and Confederate perspectives. These vivid and absorbing reminiscences provide an inside view of many fascinating events of the time, shedding light on our shared past and illuminating the character and point of view of those who lived through an extraordinary time in our nation's history. Enjoy these excursions back through the mists of time, recounted by those who were there.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
This book explains the best and suitable procedures that 16-year-olds should follow when looking for jobs, applying for them, and the best ways of crafting their cover letters, CVs, and resumes. There are plenty of organizations that opt to hire teens for summer jobs. You will also get to understand where you can find the jobs and how to look for the ones that will effectively suit you.
Some students are generating enough income from online jobs to finance their educations without the need for financial support from their parents. They have been able to convert their spare time into factual cash. Online jobs for students don't only help them while in school, but they also earn their living from these jobs even after they graduate from university. This book will teach students how they can get started and make money online during their free time.
For many students, the summer is an opportune time to take on various employment opportunities that are available for young people. Depending on their age and their jurisdiction where they reside, teenagers are able to take on a variety of summer jobs and work more hours than they would normally be able to when school is in session. A lot of students, especially those in college or about to enter college, work during the summer to be able to save up for tuition and other education-related expenses.
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This is my story... a real life story. It is a story of Hope in this broken world we live in. A story of Hope during a season of hardship, despair, depression, a time of hopelessness.... A story resulting in my heart and soul being washed "upon the rock of confidence in God alone."
"Conflicting Interests", by George Packer; "Comeback", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Beach Builders", by John Seabrook; "A Raised Hand", by Rachel Louise Snyder; "Sins of the Father", by James Wood; and "Grim Tidings", by Anthony Lane.
There are six articles in the second part of this double issue: "Twilight of the Books", by Caleb Crain; "Visual Trophies", by John Updike; "Squall Lines", by James Wood; "Alma", by Junot Díaz; "The Arbus Factor", by Lore Segal; and "I Hit Hamlet", by Paul Rudnick.
"Occupational Hazards", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "History Lesson", by Ian Frazier; "Turnpike", by Alec Wilkinson; "Shelf Life", by James Wood; "The Natural", by John Lahr; "Her Way", by D. T. Max; and "Home Movies", by Anthony Lane.