Harsh Times

A Novel Mario Vargas Llosa. HARSH TIMES MARIO VARGAS LLOSA TRANSLATED FROM THE SPANISH BY ADRIAN NATHAN WEST 880 HARSH TIMES Mario Vargas Llosa FARRAR , STRAUS AND GIROUX. Front Cover.

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374601249

Category: Fiction

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The true story of Guatemala’s political turmoil of the 1950s as only a master of fiction can tell it Guatemala, 1954. The military coup perpetrated by Carlos Castillo Armas and supported by the CIA topples the government of Jacobo Árbenz. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changes the development of Latin America: the accusation by the Eisenhower administration that Árbenz encouraged the spread of Soviet Communism in the Americas. Harsh Times is a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, the echoes of which are still felt today. In this thrilling novel, Mario Vargas Llosa fuses reality with two fictions: that of the narrator, who freely re-creates characters and situations, and the one designed by those who would control the politics and the economy of a continent by manipulating its history. Harsh Times is a gripping, revealing novel that directly confronts recent history. No one is better suited to tell this riveting story than Vargas Llosa, and there is no form better for it than his deeply textured fiction. Not since The Feast of the Goat, his classic novel of the downfall of Trujillo’s regime in the Dominican Republic, has Vargas Llosa combined politics, characters, and suspense so unforgettably.
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Harsh Times

Mario Vargas Llosa has written a drama on a world stage, in which some persecutors end up as victims of the very plot they helped construct.

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571365678

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Guatemala, 1954. A CIA-supported military coup topples the government. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changed the development of Latin America: that those in power encouraged the spread of Soviet communism in the Americas. Mario Vargas Llosa has written a drama on a world stage, in which some persecutors end up as victims of the very plot they helped construct. Ironic and sensual, provocative and redemptive, Harsh Times is a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, the echoes of which are still felt today.
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Harsh Times

Author: David Ayer

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ISBN: OCLC:801261947

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100 Vile Facts about Movie Harsh Times

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing movie reviews of "Harsh Times.

Author: Max Kemp

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458840127

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing movie reviews of "Harsh Times." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Harsh Times Eased with Care

History of the Creswick Hospital, including reference to the opening of the hospital in 1863. Some description of admittances in the 1860's. Includes photograph.

Author: Dot Wickham

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ISBN: OCLC:1163860198

Category: Ballarat and District History

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History of the Creswick Hospital, including reference to the opening of the hospital in 1863. Some description of admittances in the 1860's. Includes photograph.
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Acquiescence

This is a heartfelt story based on actual events that took place in a forgotten land. There is an intriguing connection, not yet realized, that defies both time and distance.

Author: Glen Sea

Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher

ISBN: 9781925271966

Category: Drama

Page: 332

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Living in a tropical paradise of coral reefs and coconut palms a foreboding undercurrent prevailed. As a leader, Dartarn had to navigate through the raw exchanges of a ‘kill or be killed’ mentality on a daily basis. He lived his days with a distinct feeling of unease that something was very wrong with the social order of their way of life and he would risk all to stake that claim; with his life in the balance at every turn. His true motives are withheld from all, not even his wife Pellè knew the depths of Dartarn’s hidden secret. But little did he know that his destiny was on a collision course with a damning incident that took place over a century ago. This clash with a people far removed from his own way of life would shape the circumstances of his life irrevocably. Dartarn is unable to keep up with the pace of his quest to know the truth and begins to show his true colors in the most unexpected way. With his wife and children exposed to imminent danger, will they be safe from his inherent quest to be a good man, or will the calculated, killer’s instinct within overtake him and be his final downfall. This is a heartfelt story based on actual events that took place in a forgotten land. There is an intriguing connection, not yet realized, that defies both time and distance. It will expose contradictory societal norms from both ends of the earth, while at the same time linking them both together.
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Nothing Except Ourselves

An exploration of the life and career of Mbongeni Ngema, the brilliant South African playwright/director of Sarafina!, traces his beginnings as a village cattle-tender and shows how he rose to become a world force in theater. 15,000 first ...

Author: Laura Jones

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015032313804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

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An exploration of the life and career of Mbongeni Ngema, the brilliant South African playwright/director of Sarafina!, traces his beginnings as a village cattle-tender and shows how he rose to become a world force in theater. 15,000 first printing.
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Larger Than Life

In doing multiple takes of a scene, Cukor explained, “good (actors) will vary it every time” in order “to make it fresh” ... The rest of the sentence—“but harsh times call for harsh measures”—arrives quietly, delivered as if to himself.

Author: R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813547664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

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A Volume in the Star Decades: American Culture/American Cinema series, edited by Adrienne L. McLean and Murray Pomerance --Book Jacket.
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Harsh Times Don t Last But Tough People Do

Specifications: - Big Size: 6x9 Inches wide lined pages with inspirational quote on cover -120 pages wide ruled college pages -High-quality white paper This composition book or notebook is ideal for: -Birthday Gifts for kids and adults ...

Author: Motivation Mentor

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ISBN: 165008935X

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This positive quote lined notebook is perfect for anyone to record ideas, or to use for writing and note-taking. It can be used by kids, school and college students and even adults. Specifications: - Big Size: 6x9 Inches wide lined pages with inspirational quote on cover -120 pages wide ruled college pages -High-quality white paper This composition book or notebook is ideal for: -Birthday Gifts for kids and adults -Special occasions -Christmas Gifts for all ages -Student's gifts -Stationery gift pack -Office workers and friends -Use as a journals or notepad And for capturing ideas and much more........
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THE BEAST

These troubles are to be so severe that they are unprecedented; meaning there has never been such a time of troubles before, ... The world has known some severely harsh times in history; but there has never been any that would bring as ...

Author: Jimmie Chapman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359522866

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The Marriage Riddle

It's in the harsh times and the times we call good where our true colors show. This is all a part of becoming harmonious. It gives you perspective to look back on your relationship, from where it started to where it is right now.

Author: Noah Calderon

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098024604

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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In addition to providing very realistic and down- to- earth answers to the challenges most married couples face, The Marriage Riddle... - Presents several insights and practices, such as the four steps to communicate without arguing, how to stop controlling, how to see with the heart, and the art of letting, listening, and understanding to name a few. - Describes how to navigate the social and emotional dynamics of marital conflict without allowing our emotions to take the driver's seat. - Outlines some of the most basic concepts we tend to overlook when encountering marital hiccups, with relevance to what fits into a rapidly changing world. - Provides a fulfilling method for couples to fine-tune their connection, leading them perhaps into new territories of the heart, mind, and spirit.
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A History of the Thirty Years Peace A D 1816 1846

He was a gentleman of education and fortune ; and in his old age , when time and change had mellowed his mind ... who , in the harsh times at the close of the last century , was recalled from Ireland after a viceroyalty of two months ...

Author: Harriet Martineau

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010656762

Category: Great Britain

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Reminiscences a Memoir

I left Benghazi with a sad heart, since with time my job with AGOCO, the city itself and the company of generally mild-mannered people I encountered, were exemplary. I had certainly encountered harsh times and barely surmountable ...

Author: H. J. Daniels

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460275443

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

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Reminiscences, A Memoir, is an exceptionally entertaining and uniquely humorous autobiographical account by author H. J. Daniels. A wide spectrum of intimate, affectionate and bold personal memories are herein portrayed in articulate writing and infused with curious surrealistic satire, together with serious thought-provoking comments, all presented in a story-telling framework; a treasure trove of learning experience.
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

Me, I would've gone a little easier on the whole beheading-husbands thing and I wouldn't have left baby boys in the wilderness to die, but she was a harsh lady living in harsh times. So, yeah, I think she belongs in a book of Greek ...

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141360621

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 560

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IF YOU LIKE POISONINGS, BETRAYALS, MUTILATIONS, MURDERS AND FLESH-EATING FARMYARD ANIMALS, KEEP READING . . . In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .
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History of Higher Education Annual 1997

"Should the time come," antebellum defenders of the classics intoned, "when Latin and Greek should be banished from our ... instruction.65 Colleges continued to fluctuate between harsh times and flush times throughout the period, ...

Author: Roger L. Geiger

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412825407

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Homecoming

Life was harsh. Times Square was also a place where the very rich and the very poor crossed paths. I remember seeing a woman wearing a mink coat step out of a limousine and walk past a homeless man searching through a garbage container.

Author: Curtiss Paul DeYoung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498225182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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An invitation to reclaim our worth as persons created in the image of God. Both scholarly and personal, Curtiss Paul DeYoung's profound public journey has intersected again and again with social realities of injustice and alienation. He graciously shares here his compelling story of hope and reconciliation. New insights and new challenges arise as he encounters Desmond Tutu, Malaak Shabazz, Rabbi Menachem Froman, Sojourner Truth, Samuel Ruiz Garcia, Lani Guinier, Cain Hope Felder, James Earl Massey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ronald Takaki, Samuel Hines, Howard Thurman, and many others. The hallmarks of DeYoung's engaging narrative are spiritual transformation, innovative leadership, and creative courage.
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Grinnell America s Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West

I have thought, however, that your methods are at times too mild for these times. I have dealt severely with the brutal enemies of wild life, because in these harsh times I think strong methods with such people are necessary in the ...

Author: John Taliaferro

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631490149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell—the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation. George Bird Grinnell, the son of a New York merchant, saw a different future for a nation in the thrall of the Industrial Age. With railroads scarring virgin lands and the formerly vast buffalo herds decimated, the country faced a crossroads: Could it pursue Manifest Destiny without destroying its natural bounty and beauty? The alarm that Grinnell sounded would spark America’s conservation movement. Yet today his name has been forgotten—an omission that John Taliaferro’s commanding biography now sets right with historical care and narrative flair. Grinnell was born in Brooklyn in 1849 and grew up on the estate of ornithologist John James Audubon. Upon graduation from Yale, he dug for dinosaurs on the Great Plains with eminent paleontologist Othniel C. Marsh—an expedition that fanned his romantic notion of wilderness and taught him a graphic lesson in evolution and extinction. Soon he joined George A. Custer in the Black Hills, helped to map Yellowstone, and scaled the peaks and glaciers that, through his labors, would become Glacier National Park. Along the way, he became one of America’s most respected ethnologists; seasons spent among the Plains Indians produced numerous articles and books, including his tour de force, The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Ways of Life. More than a chronicler of natural history and indigenous culture, Grinnell became their tenacious advocate. He turned the sportsmen’s journal Forest and Stream into a bully pulpit for wildlife protection, forest reserves, and national parks. In 1886, his distress over the loss of bird species prompted him to found the first Audubon Society. Next, he and Theodore Roosevelt founded the Boone and Crockett Club to promote “fair chase” of big game. His influence among the rich and the patrician provided leverage for the first federal legislation to protect migratory birds—a precedent that ultimately paved the way for the Endangered Species Act. And in an era when too many white Americans regarded Native Americans as backwards, Grinnell’s cries for reform carried from the reservation, through the halls of Congress, all the way to the White House. Drawing on forty thousand pages of Grinnell’s correspondence and dozens of his diaries, Taliaferro reveals a man whose deeds and high-mindedness earned him a lustrous peerage, from presidents to chiefs, Audubon to Aldo Leopold, John Muir to Gifford Pinchot, Edward S. Curtis to Edward H. Harriman. Throughout his long life, Grinnell was bound by family and sustained by intimate friendships, toggling between the East and the West. As Taliaferro’s enthralling portrait demonstrates, it was this tension that wound Grinnell’s nearly inexhaustible spring and honed his vision—a vision that still guides the imperiled future of our national treasures.
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Not Working

Jobs, they argue, are at the heart of resolving hard times. These are harsh times, indeed. But they didn't have to be. Le Pen, Brexit, and Trump provided alternative narratives for those who were left behind by economic change.

Author: David G. Blanchflower

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691181240

Category: Business & Economics

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A candid assessment of why the job market is not as healthy as we think Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine—it isn't. Not Working is about those who can’t find full-time work at a decent wage—the underemployed—and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism. In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008. Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about"—seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it.
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