Decisive Moments in History

Contains 12 brief accounts by Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) of decisive historical moments in which an individual's will to discover, create, and transcend the limits imposed by the temporal and physical environment conflicts with the individual ...

Author: Stefan Zweig

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ISBN: UOM:39015050040909

Category: Literary Criticism

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Contains 12 brief accounts by Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) of decisive historical moments in which an individual's will to discover, create, and transcend the limits imposed by the temporal and physical environment conflicts with the individual's inability to escape from the realities of their own nature.
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Decisive Moments

"No, I said I'd never tired of waiting for the decisive moment to expose the film." Close. He recalled two detectives discussing the criminal mind on a talk show. One had referred to the instant when a crook first decided to cross an ...

Author: Toni Noel

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing In

ISBN: 9781612520896

Category: Fiction

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To satisfy the requirements for her Master's Degree in fine art photography, Amy Millington needs to photograph architect Charles Harding's childhood home, but his boarded-up house holds painful memories for Charles and he allows no one inside. Without those photographs Amy cannot secure her daughter Marta's future, but he denies the gutsy widow's request. Amy notes his sadness and with Marta's help, teaches Charles to again have fun. In doing so, he learns to appreciate her art and allows her inside his house. He still refuses to enter his house until the day Marta disappears inside and he discovers her in a forgotten wine cellar clutching his mother's long-lost suicide note. Knowing the reason his mother shot his father, then turned the gun on herself, frees Charles from his past. Can he also free Amy from her painful past and teach her to love again?
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Turning Points

This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past.

Author: Mark A. Noll

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441238801

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. Now organized around fourteen key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.
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Decisive Moments in the History of Islam

But just at this moment the royal guard composed of the Bahry Mamluks known as “ Halca ” and noted for their skilled valour , stepped in . They attacked the Franks led by their chief Beybars al - Bunducdari ( the Arbalesteer ) and ...

Author: Muḥammad ʻAbd Allāh ʻInān

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ISBN: MINN:31951001787271E

Category: Islamic Empire

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The Decisive Moment

At any given moment while the cortex ... have been able to show that this 'argument' isn't confined only to contentious issues such as presidential politics. Rather, it's a defining feature of the decisionmaking THE DECISIVE MOMENT 191.

Author: Jonah Lehrer

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847674777

Category: Science

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Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we ‘blink’ and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind’s black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they’re discovering this is not how the mind works. Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of both feeling and reason – and the precise mix depends on the situation. When buying a house, for example, it’s best to let our unconscious mull over the many variables. But when we’re picking stocks and shares, intuition often leads us astray. The trick is to determine when to lean on which part of the brain, and to do this, we need to think harder (and smarter) about how we think. In The Decisive Moment, Jonah Lehrer arms us with the tools we need, drawing on cutting-edge research by Daniel Kahneman, Colin Camerer and others, as well as the world’s most interesting ‘deciders’ – from airline pilots, world famous sportsmen and hedge fund investors to serial killers, politicians and poker players. He shows how the fluctuations of a few dopamine neurons saved a battleship during the Persian Gulf War, and how the fevered activity of a single brain region led to the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Lehrer’s goal is to answer two questions that are of interest to just about anyone, from CEOs to firefighters: How does the human mind make decisions? And how can we make those decisions better?
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Decisive Moments

"DECISIVE MOMENTS" This unpretentious collection of selected photos from the last four years is by no means an equivalent hardcover publication to "The Decisive Moment" nor is it trying to claim a similar peer level or ability to Cartier ...

Author: Karl Dedolph

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ISBN: 1006896937

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"DECISIVE MOMENTS" This unpretentious collection of selected photos from the last four years is by no means an equivalent hardcover publication to "The Decisive Moment" nor is it trying to claim a similar peer level or ability to Cartier-Bresson, but maybe, with the viewers permission, it can best be described as a humble homage to his work, inspiration, and greatness. All proceeds going to Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris.
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Decisive Moments

College wasn't supposed to be this hard. Some decisions have far-reaching effects, and this one could cost Aislinn her heart. It's time to make up her mind and face her... Decisive Moments.

Author: Trinity Hanrahan

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ISBN: 1680587986

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High School is over. Aislinn Munroe is ready to face the challenge of college and her new relationship... Aislinn has overcome her high school insecurities and embraced her relationship with reformed bad boy, Teagan Aldridge. Her life as a college student at the University of Florida is filled with new experiences and people, including the shining football star, Ryan Caldwell. Aislinn isn't interested in Ryan's attention or charm. She only wants to figure out what's next for her and Teagan. Aislinn wants to take the next step in their relationship, but Teagan isn't ready... Old insecurities sneak back in as Aislinn worries that their physical relationship has stalled. Teagan convinces Aislinn he just wants to wait for the right time, but his sweet gesture falls short when his ex-girlfriend Lauren shows up. Teagan's past has finally caught up with him, and now they all have to face it. Every choice has a consequence, and Aislinn must make a decision... Teagan tries to take responsibility for his past, but Lauren only wants to monopolize his time and push Aislinn out of the picture. Aislinn has to choose. Trust Teagan and stand by her boyfriend, or let Lauren succeed in ripping them apart? College wasn't supposed to be this hard. Some decisions have far-reaching effects, and this one could cost Aislinn her heart. It's time to make up her mind and face her... Decisive Moments.
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Decisive Moments

Account of Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, third president of the Republic of Indonesia, and his role in bringing Indonesia towards democracy.

Author: Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie

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ISBN: UOM:39015067725120

Category: Democracy

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Account of Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, third president of the Republic of Indonesia, and his role in bringing Indonesia towards democracy.
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Decisive Moments

The advice is applicable to users of all typesof cameras from professional DSLRs to smartphones.This is a must-have book not only for photographerswho want to achieve their full potential but for peoplewho simply enjoy the visual world ...

Author: Andy Hall

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ISBN: 191002211X

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Decisive Moments

The advice is applicable to users of all typesof cameras from professional DSLRs to smartphones.This is a must-have book not only for photographerswho want to achieve their full potential but for peoplewho simply enjoy the visual world ...

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Decisive Moments

Claus Morgenstern gehört zu einer jungen und neuen Fotografengeneration,die sich dem Medium mit einer erfrischenden Selbstverständlichkeit und Unverstelltheit widmet.

Author: Claus M. Morgenstern

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ISBN: 0368006743

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Claus Morgenstern gehört zu einer jungen und neuen Fotografengeneration,die sich dem Medium mit einer erfrischenden Selbstverständlichkeit und Unverstelltheit widmet. Von der Suche seiner Motive und der Verbindung derselben bis zu ihrer Umsetzung. Das serielle Prinzip ist ihm dabei stilistisches Phänomen und künstlerische Praxis zugleich. Es bietet ihm Spielraum für Variationen neuer Blickwinkel.
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The Photographer s Eye

MOMENT. 4. iming is not only an essential quality in taking most photographs, it has a direct effect on the actual design of the ... The very word, of course, invokes one of photography's most famous expressions, “the decisive moment.

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136103827

Category: Photography

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Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design - first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.
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Ressourcement Theology

In any case, why do we not see that certain times are privileged, that certain people are predestined to see the 'decisive moments' of human history realized in them? Others, bringing only novelty, are simply of their time.

Author: Patricia Kelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567672513

Category: Religion

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Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook offers a collection of texts previously unavailable in English from leading Dominicans and Jesuits, who initiated a movement for renewal that contributed to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In the last decade, theologians have undertaken a serious reappraisal of the contribution of Ressourcement theology to 20th century theology in the Catholic tradition and beyond. This 'return to Ressourcement' has resulted in many of the principal texts being translated into English and (re-)issued, ensuring their accessibility to scholars across the globe. Despite this, many of the earliest documents relating to the history of Ressourcement theology are unavailable to most English-speaking scholars, as they are largely journal articles and book chapters published in French. Patricia Kelly has selected the most significant texts that so far have been unavailable in English, including the controversial piece by Jean-Marie LeBlond ('The Analogy of Truth') that was condemned in the 1950s by the Vatican, as well as the response to Labourdette's attack on LeBlond, penned anonymously by a group of Jesuits. All of these documents will help students and scholars to engage deeply with the history of the Ressourcement movement and its relevance for the developments of the Catholic tradition.
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Sensing the Nation s Law

Decisive: Cartier-Bresson's. Decisive. Moment. French photographer and co-founder of the Magnum photo agency ... in this world that has no decisive moment”.11 However, de Retz's decisive moments referred to historical events with a time ...

Author: Stefan Huygebaert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319754970

Category: Law

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This book examines how the nation – and its (fundamental) law – are ‘sensed’ by way of various aesthetic forms from the age of revolution up until our age of contested democratic legitimacy. Contemporary democratic legitimacy is tied, among other things, to consent, to representation, to the identity of ruler and ruled, and, of course, to legality and the legal forms through which democracy is structured. This book expands the ways in which we can understand and appreciate democratic legitimacy. If (democratic) communities are “imagined” this book suggests that their “rightfulness” must be “sensed” – analogously to the need for justice not only to be done, but to be seen to be done. This book brings together legal, historical and philosophical perspectives on the representation and iconography of the nation in the European, North American and Australian contexts from contributors in law, political science, history, art history and philosophy.
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Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance

status quo that emerges following such cathartic episodes, reform may progress or regress; in several of the narratives such trigger events were defining moments in reform processes, setting in motion processes of potentially ...

Author: Alan Bryden

Publisher: Ubiquity Press

ISBN: 9781909188686

Category: Social Science

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Many efforts have been undertaken to address dysfunctional security sector governance in West Africa. However, security sector reform (SSR) has fallen short of radical – transformational – change to the fundamental structures of power and governance in the region. Looking more closely at specific examples of SSR in six West African countries, Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance explores both progress and reversals in efforts by national stakeholders and their international partners to positively influence security sector governance dynamics. Written by eminent national experts based on their personal experiences of these reform contexts, this study offers new insights and practical lessons that should inform processes to improve democratic security sector governance in West Africa and beyond.
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