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Palaces for the People
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How can we bring people together? In Palaces for the People professor Eric Klinenberg presents a simple but transformative idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our health and wellbeing and that of society as a whole. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root. Through uplifting human stories, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this ´social infrastructure´ is our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.

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Stand: 18.09.2019
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Palaces for the People
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´´A comprehensive, entertaining, and compelling argument for how rebuilding social infrastructure can help heal divisions in our society and move us forward.´´-Jon Stewart NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR ? ´´Engaging.´´-Mayor Pete Buttigieg, The New York Times Book Review (Editors´ Choice) We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn´t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together and find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe, Klinenberg shows how ´´social infrastructure´´ is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges. Richly reported and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People offers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides. LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION ´´Just brilliant!´´-Roman Mars, 99% Invisible ´´The aim of this sweeping work is to popularize the notion of ´social infrastructure´-the ´physical places and organizations that shape the way people interact´. . . . Here, drawing on research in urban planning, behavioral economics, and environmental psychology, as well as on his own fieldwork from around the world, [Eric Klinenberg] posits that a community´s resilience correlates strongly with the robustness of its social infrastructure. The numerous case studies add up to a plea for more investment in the spaces and institutions (parks, libraries, childcare centers) that foster mutual support in civic life.´´-The New Yorker ´´Palaces for the People-the title is taken from the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie´s description of the hundreds of libraries he funded-is essentially a calm, lucid exposition of a centuries-old idea, which is really a furious call to action.´´-New Statesman ´´Clear-eyed . . . fascinating.´´-Psychology Today

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Stand: 10.09.2019
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Palaces for the People als Buch von Eric Klinen...
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Palaces for the People:How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life Eric Klinenberg

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Stand: 14.09.2019
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Palaces for the People:How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life Eric Klinenberg

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Stand: 14.09.2019
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Palaces for the People:How To Build a More Equal and United Society Eric Klinenberg

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Stand: 05.09.2019
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Former People
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Epic in scope, intimate in detail, heartbreaking in its human drama, this is the first book to recount the history of the nobility caught up the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin´s Russia. It is a book filled with chilling tales of looted palaces, burning estates, of desperate flights from marauding thugs and Red Army soldiers, of imprisonment, exile, and execution. It is the story of how a centuries´-old elite famous for its glittering wealth, its service to the Tsar and Empire, was dispossessed and destroyed along with the rest of old Russia. Drawing on the private archives of two great families - the Sheremetovs and the Golitsyns - Former People is also a story of survival, of how many of the tsarist ruling class, so-called ´´former people´´ and ´´class enemies,´´ abandoned, displaced, and repressed, overcame the loss of their world and struggled to find a place for themselves and their families in the new, hostile world of the Soviet Union. It reveals how even at the darkest depths of the terror, daily life went on?men and women fell in love, children were born and educated, friends gathered, simple pleasures were cherished. Ultimately, Former People is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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Stand: 06.09.2019
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Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructu...
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Longlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionShortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social JusticeA New York Times Book Review Editors´ Choice An eminent sociologist and best-selling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, churches, synagogues, and parks where crucial, sometimes life-saving connections, are formed. These are places where people gather and linger, making friends across group lines and strengthening the entire community. Klinenberg calls this the ´´social infrastructure”: When it is strong, neighborhoods flourish; when it is neglected, as it has been in recent years, families and individuals must fend for themselves. Klinenberg takes us around the globe - from a floating school in Bangladesh to an arts incubator in Chicago, from a soccer pitch in Queens to an evangelical church in Houston - to show how social infrastructure is helping to solve some of our most pressing challenges: isolation, crime, education, addiction, political polarization, and even climate change. Richly reported, elegantly written, and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People urges us to acknowledge the crucial role these spaces play in civic life. Our social infrastructure could be the key to bridging our seemingly unbridgeable 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006223/bk_rand_006223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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Rich People Problems
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan) and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia´s greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside-but he´s not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch´s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park-a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore-Nicholas´s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband-a man hell bent on destroying Astrid´s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China´s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong´s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan´s hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia´s most privileged families and their rich people problems.

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Stand: 06.09.2019
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Marrying His Majesty: Claimed: Secret Royal Son...
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Marrying His Majesty: Claimed: Secret Royal Son (Marrying His Majesty Book 1) / Betrothed: To the People´s Prince (Marrying His Majesty Book 2) / Crowned: The Palace Nanny (Marrying His Majesty Book 3) (Mills & Boon By Request): Marion Lennox

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Stand: 05.09.2019
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