Toronto Reborn by Ken Greenberg

Toronto Reborn: Design Successes and Challenges by Ken Greenberg
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.6 MB
Overview: An incisive view of Toronto’s development over the last fifty years.

In Toronto Reborn, Ken Greenberg describes how the contours of a new Toronto can be seen. Focusing on the period from 1970 to the present, the book looks at how the work and decisions of citizens, NGOs, businesses, and governments have all combined to refashion Toronto.

Individually and collectively, their actions – renovating buildings and neighbourhoods, building startling new structures and urban spaces, revitalizing old cultural institutions and creating new ones, and sponsoring new festivals and events – have transformed the old postwar city, changing it into an exciting modern one.

Toronto, grafting itself onto old foundations, is experiencing a kind of rebirth – arising vertically above its old self.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Intersexuality and the Law by Julie A. Greenberg

Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters by Julie A. Greenberg
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.3 mb
Overview: Winner of the 2013 Bullough Award presented by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality The term "intersex" evokes diverse images, typically of people who are both male and female or neither male nor female. Neither vision is accurate. The millions of people with an intersex condition, or DSD (disorder of sex development), are men or women whose sex chromosomes, gonads, or sex anatomy do not fit clearly into the male/female binary norm. Until recently, intersex conditions were shrouded in shame and secrecy: many adults were unaware that they had been born with an intersex condition and those who did know were advised to hide the truth. Current medical protocols and societal treatment of people with an intersex condition are based upon false stereotypes about sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, which create unique challenges to framing effective legal claims and building a strong cohesive movement. In Intersexuality and the Law, Julie A. Greenberg examines the role that legal institutions can play in protecting the rights of people with an intersex condition. She also explores the relationship between the intersex movement and other social justice movements that have effectively utilized legal strategies to challenge similar discriminatory practices. She discusses the feasibility of forming effective alliances and developing mutually beneficial legal arguments with feminists, LGBT organizations, and disability rights advocates to eradicate the discrimination suffered by these marginalized groups.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Nixon’s Shadow by David Greenberg

Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image by David Greenberg
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 22 MB
Overview: How an image-obsessed president transformed the way we think about politics and politicians.
To his conservative supporters in 1940s southern California, Richard Nixon was a populist everyman; to liberal intellectuals of the 1950s, he was "Tricky Dick," a devious manipulator; to 1960s radicals, a shadowy conspirator; to the Washington press corps, a pioneering spin doctor; to his loyal Middle Americans, a victim of liberal hatred; to recent historians, an unlikely liberal. Nixon’s Shadow rediscovers these competing images of the protean Nixon, showing how each was created and disseminated in American culture and how Nixon’s tinkering with his own image often backfired. During Nixon’s long tenure on the national stage-and through the succession of "new Nixons" so brilliantly described here-Americans came to realize how thoroughly politics relies on manipulation. Since Nixon, it has become impossible to discuss politics without asking: What is the politician’s "real" character? How authentic or inauthentic is he? What image is he trying to project? More than what Nixon did, this fascinating book reveals what Nixon meant.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Lady First by Amy S. Greenberg

Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk by Amy S. Greenberg
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 35 mb
Overview: The little-known story of remarkable First Lady Sarah Polk-a brilliant master of the art of high politics and a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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American Catch by Paul Greenberg (.M4B)

American Catch: The Combat for Our Native Seafood by Paul Greenberg
Necessities: .M4A/.M4B reader, 171 MB
Overview: Finest-selling writer of 4 Fish Paul Greenberg appears to be like to New York oysters, gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to inform the shocking story of why People now not eat from native waters.

In 2005, the US imported 12 billion {dollars}’ value of seafood, practically double what we had imported ten years earlier. Throughout that very same interval, our seafood exports rose by a 3rd. In American Catch, our foremost fish skilled Paul Greenberg appears to be like to New York oysters, gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to disclose the way it got here to be that 91 % of the seafood People eat is overseas.

As lately as 1928 the typical New Yorker ate 600 native oysters a 12 months. As we speak, the one edible oysters lie outdoors metropolis limits. Trying on the path of environmental desecration, Greenberg involves view the New York Metropolis oyster as a reminder of what’s misplaced when native waters are usually not valued as a meals supply. To know the issues of our present second, Greenberg visits the Gulf of Mexico. He arrives anticipating to study of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s lingering results on shrimpers, however as a substitute finds that the extra quick menace to enterprise comes from abroad. Asian farmed shrimp – low cost, ample, and an ideal automobile for the frying and sauces People love – have flooded the American market.
Style: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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