Massachusetts Troublemakers

Rebels, Reformers, and Radicals from the Bay State

Author: Paul Della Valle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762757954

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An entertaining, well-written, and historically sound collection of twenty short biographies of fascinating Massachusetts troublemakers- those who went against the grain and who helped shape the Bay State into the liberal place it is today. TwoDot regional history model similar to A Priest, a Prostitute, and Some Other Early Texans and the Outlaw Tales series.

Troublemakers

Silicon Valley's Coming of Age

Author: Leslie Berlin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1451651511

Category: History

Page: 512

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Acclaimed historian Leslie Berlin’s “deeply researched and dramatic narrative of Silicon Valley’s early years…is a meticulously told…compelling history” (The New York Times) of the men and women who chased innovation, and ended up changing the world. Troublemakers is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world. “In this vigorous account…a sturdy, skillfully constructed work” (Kirkus Reviews), historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic—were born. “There is much to learn from Berlin’s account, particularly that Silicon Valley has long provided the backdrop where technology, elite education, institutional capital, and entrepreneurship collide with incredible force” (The Christian Science Monitor). Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from the factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future.

Troublemakers

The Best of South Africa's Investigative Journalism

Author: Anton Harber,Margaret Renn

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770098933

Category: History

Page: 239

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A collection of finalists of the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting, this book illustrates the revival of hard-hitting investigative reporting in South Africa and highlights its important role. These exposés range from government corruption and white collar crime to environmental and social issues. With a comprehensive discussion on the state of South African journalism, these stories were originally published by the country’s most reputable newspapers and make no qualms about covering the controversial: the horrors of Zimbabwe prisons, shifty politicians, and shoot-to-kill policemen.

Troublemakers

Power, Representation, and the Fiction of the Mass Worker

Author: William Scott

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081355313X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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William Scott’s Troublemakers explores how a major change in the nature and forms of working-class power affected novels about U.S. industrial workers in the first half of the twentieth century. With the rise of mechanization and assembly-line labor from the 1890s to the 1930s, these laborers found that they had been transformed into a class of “mass” workers who, since that time, have been seen alternately as powerless, degraded victims or heroic, empowered icons who could rise above their oppression only through the help of representative organizations located outside the workplace. Analyzing portrayals of workers in such novels as Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, Ruth McKenney's Industrial Valley, and Jack London’s The Iron Heel, William Scott moves beyond narrow depictions of these laborers to show their ability to resist exploitation through their direct actions—sit-down strikes, sabotage, and other spontaneous acts of rank-and-file “troublemaking” on the job—often carried out independently of union leadership. The novel of the mass industrial worker invites us to rethink our understanding of modern forms of representation through its attempts to imagine and depict workers’ agency in an environment where it appears to be completely suppressed.

Troublemakers

Stories

Author: Harlan Ellison

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497604206

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Includes the Nebula and Hugo Award–winning story, “ ‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” A special new collection of Ellison’s short stories, selected especially for this volume by the author, including the newly revised and expanded tale “Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts.” In a career spanning more than fifty years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited seventy-five books, more than seventeen hundred stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns, two dozen teleplays, and a dozen movies. Now, for the first time anywhere, Troublemakers presents a collection of Ellison’s classic stories that will introduce new readers to a writer described by the New York Times as having “the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind.” Includes the award‐winning stories “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” and “Deeper Than the Darkness.”

God's Troublemakers

How Women of Faith Are Changing the World

Author: Katharine Rhodes Henderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441102140

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This is a book about women who are changing the world as leaders in the public arena. Whether Christian, Jewish or Muslim-their work is religiously or spiritually motivated. They are religious or socio-ethical entrepreneurs, who have invented organizations or movements to repair the world. What shaped and formed them? How do they integrate a progressive social agenda with their faith? How do they exercise public leadership in a world where women's public roles are sometimes still suspect? The book is thematically organized and touches on many of the most relevant topics being discussed today: separation of church and state, the intersection of politics and religion, the silence of the progressive left and the embodiment of authentic religious pluralism. This book claims space for progressive forms of religion in an area dominated by the Religious Right. God's Troublemakers is based on extensive interviews with 11 women social entrepreneurs. The 3 best known are Sr. Helen Prejean, the anti-death-penalty activist; Ruth Messenger, former Manhattan Borough President and now executive director of American Jewish World Service; and Helen LaKelly Hunt, who has been a national activist funding women's causes and a leader in persuading secular feminists to make common cause with religious women.

Angelic Troublemakers

Religion and Anarchism in America

Author: A. Terrance Wiley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623569958

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Angelic Troublemakers is the first detailed account of what happens when religious ethics, political philosophy, and the anarchist spirit intermingle. Wiley deftly captures the ideals that inspired three revered heroes of nonviolent disobedience-Henry Thoreau, Dorothy Day, and Bayard Rustin. Resistance to slavery, empire, and capital is a way of life, a transnational tradition of thought and action. This book is a must read for anyone interested in religion, ethics, politics, or law.

Tin-Stars and Troublemakers Box Set (Four Complete Historical Western Romance Novels in One)

Author: Patricia Rice,Adrienne deWolfe,Sharon Ihle

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614174113

Category: Fiction

Page: 950

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Newly Revised From best-selling authors Patricia Rice, Adrienne deWolfe, Sharon Ihle and Patricia Hagan come four award-winning tales featuring four feisty lady troublemakers who finally meet their match. Four complete novels in one volume. TEXAS LILY: In a time when women are to be seen and not heard, widowed Lily Porter has a child to raise and a ranch to save. Cade is part Apache brave, part Mexican grandee, the perfect choice for ranch foreman, until Cade turns all that power and forbidden passion on Lily. TEXAS OUTLAW: Fancy Holleday has more nerve than the average thief. No man can resist her smoky voice and violet eyes—including federal tin-star, Cord Rawlins. Cord has sworn to resist, but the Nevada penitentiary is a long ride north, and Fancy's wicked smile hides a desperate secret. THE LAW AND MISS PENNY: When US Marshal Morgan Slater awakes, head throbbing, he believes a lovely lady's claim that he is her cousin and member of her family's medicine show. Mariah has good reason for misleading the hard-headed lawman hell-bent on shutting down her legitimate business—until cousinly banter turns into forbidden passion. SAY YOU LOVE ME: Jacie Calhoun refuses to marry the man to whom she's promised, after learning that her mother, taken captive long-ago by the Comanche, might still be alive. But warrior Luke Howling Wolf isn't about to give up his beloved adopted mother—Sunstar—his tribe's revered medicine woman, despite his passion for Jacie. REVIEWS: "Ms. Rice is in her element as she gives us a recipe for romance... one delicious read." ~Romantic Times "Funny, fresh, fast-paced and romantic, Texas Outlaw is an entertaining read." ~Susan Wiggs, National Bestselling Author "Master storyteller Sharon Ihle spins a heartwarming tale full of humor and tears... brilliant, candid, and poignant dialogue. Tears will be running down your face at the touching conclusion. This is a book you'll read!" ~Rendezvous "Say You Love Me is intense and very emotional... Well worth the read." ~Heather Chamberlin, Amazon Reviewer

Hilary and the Troublemakers

Author: Kathleen Leverich

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780688164539

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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A homework-eating owl, an angry piggy bank, several talking sheep, and some snow people help Hilary to make the right decisions at home and at school.

The Troublemakers

Author: Gilbert Hernandez

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560979224

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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Low-life drug dealer Dewey Booth has $200,000 that even-lower-lifes want. BLING! Wes is a rock and roll loser that only wants to buy a club where nobody can tell him he can't sing or perform. WAILIN'! He's known Dewey for years, but that isn't enough to get his dough. Wes needs help. Nala is an uber-stacked bombshell whose pleasure in life is to seduce and then humiliate men dumb enough to fall for her. HUSH HUSH! For half the dough, she agrees to help Wes get Dewey's ill-gotten goods. Things don't go so well when a wily grifter from Wes's past shows up to complicate things. GULP! Vincene is another troublemaker who enjoys wrecking people's plans and wants the Dewey dough, too. In the end, deadly fires ignite, heads literally roll, eyes are shot out ― and all Wes wants to do is sing in a rock and roll club. The Troublemakers is the second volume in a series of original graphic novels in which Gilbert Hernandez creates comics adaptations of movies starring or co-starring Luba's half-sister Rosalba "Fritz" Martinez from Love and Rockets.

Troublemakers

The construction of ‘troubled families’ as a social problem

Author: Crossley, Stephen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447334752

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The launch of the Troubled Families Programme in the wake of the 2011 riots conflated poor and disadvantaged families with anti-social and criminal families. The programme aimed to ‘turn around’ the lives of the country’s most ‘troubled families’, at a time of austerity and wide-ranging welfare reforms which hit the poorest families hardest. This detailed, authoritative and critical account reveals the inconsistencies and contradictions within the programme, and issues of deceit and malpractice in its operation. It shows how this core government policy has stigmatised the families it claimed to support. Paving the way for a government to fulfil its responsibility to families, rather than condemning them, this book will empower local authority workers, policy-makers and researchers, and anyone interested in social justice, to challenge damaging, aggressive neoliberal statecraft.

Troublemakers

Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School

Author: Carla Shalaby

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620972379

Category: Education

Page: 240

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A radical educator’s paradigm-shifting inquiry into the accepted, normal demands of school, as illuminated by moving portraits of four young “problem children” In this dazzling debut, Carla Shalaby, a former elementary school teacher, explores the everyday lives of four young “troublemakers,” challenging the ways we identify and understand so-called problem children. Time and again, we make seemingly endless efforts to moderate, punish, and even medicate our children, when we should instead be concerned with transforming the very nature of our institutions, systems, and structures, large and small. Through delicately crafted portraits of these memorable children—Zora, Lucas, Sean, and Marcus—Troublemakers allows us to see school through the eyes of those who know firsthand what it means to be labeled a problem. From Zora’s proud individuality to Marcus’s open willfulness, from Sean’s struggle with authority to Lucas’s tenacious imagination, comes profound insight—for educators and parents alike—into how schools engender, exclude, and then try to erase trouble, right along with the young people accused of making it. And although the harsh disciplining of adolescent behavior has been called out as part of a school-to-prison pipeline, the children we meet in these pages demonstrate how a child’s path to excessive punishment and exclusion in fact begins at a much younger age. Shalaby’s empathetic, discerning, and elegant prose gives us a deeply textured look at what noncompliance signals about the environments we require students to adapt to in our schools. Both urgent and timely, this paradigm-shifting book challenges our typical expectations for young children and with principled affection reveals how these demands—despite good intentions—work to undermine the pursuit of a free and just society.

Puer robustus

Eine Philosophie des Störenfrieds

Author: Dieter Thomä

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518748262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 715

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Dieses Buch verhilft einem in Vergessenheit geratenen Störenfried – vielleicht dem Störenfried par excellence – zu einem großen Comeback: dem puer robustus, dem kräftigen Knaben, der auf eigene Faust handelt, sich nicht an die Regeln hält, der aneckt, aufbegehrt und auch mal zuschlägt. Als Unhold oder Held, Schreck- oder Leitbild hatte er über drei Jahrhunderte hinweg die Gemüter großer Dichter und Denker erhitzt. Hobbes und Rousseau, Schiller und Hugo, Diderot und Tocqueville, Marx, Freud, Carl Schmitt und viele andere sahen in ihm sogar eine Schlüsselfigur, an der sich ein Zentralproblem der politischen Philosophie entscheidet: das Verhältnis von Ordnung und Störung. Auch heute steht die Zukunft der modernen Gesellschaft auf dem Spiel. Und nach wie vor entscheidet sie sich nicht im Zentrum der Macht, sondern an den Rändern, wo die Krisen ausgefochten werden. Dort – an der Schwelle zur Ordnung – tummeln sich Trittbrettfahrer und Quertreiber, Eigenbrötler und Rebellen, und hinter ihnen allen steckt der puer robustus. Höchste Zeit also, ihn mit Dieter Thomä wiederzuentdecken, der in seiner fabelhaften philosophischen Abenteuergeschichte zeigt, was von diesem Kerl zu halten ist.

Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers

Author: Chris Grabenstein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062102044

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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What do you get when you add up 1 middle-school bully 2 bank robbers 57 dogs in peril 4,000 missing dollars and 5 daring troublemakers led by the one and only Riley Mack? 1 crazy caper! In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein introduces Riley Mack—a twelve-year-old hometown hero you'll never forget.

In Defense of Troublemakers

The Power of Dissent in Life and Business

Author: Charlan Nemeth

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465096301

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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An eminent psychologist explains why dissent should be cherished, not feared We've decided by consensus that consensus is good. In In Defense of Troublemakers, psychologist Charlan Nemeth argues that this principle is completely wrong: left unchallenged, the majority opinion is often biased, unoriginal, or false. It leads planes and markets to crash, causes juries to convict innocent people, and can quite literally make people think blue is green. In the name of comity, we embrace stupidity. We can make better decisions by embracing dissent. Dissent forces us to question the status quo, consider more information, and engage in creative decision-making. From Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden, lone objectors who make people question their assumptions bring groups far closer to truth--regardless of whether they are right or wrong. Essential reading for anyone who works in groups, In Defense of Troublemakers will radically change the way you think, listen, and make decisions.

Troublemakers

Author: Catherine Barter

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1541516702

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 360

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When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to know about her mother, but her brother won't tell her anything. Alena's played by the rules all her life, but that's over. When she starts digging up information herself and does something that costs her brother his job and puts the family in jeopardy, Alena discovers she can be a troublemaker—just like her mother. Now she must figure out what sort of trouble she's willing to get into to find out the truth.

Troublemaker

Wie ich Hollywood und Scientology überlebte

Author: Leah Remini

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864159687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Die Schauspielerin Leah Remini ist mit Scientology aufgewachsen. Da ihre Eltern dieser Sekte angehörten, wurde sie schon in ihrer frühen Kindheit indoktriniert. Auch auf ihrem harten Karriereweg – von der unbedeutenden Nebenrolle bis zum gefeierten Serienstar in King of Queens – wurde sie stets von Scientology begleitet. Als prominentes Mitglied der Sekte lernte sie auch Tom Cruise kennen und war sogar Gast auf dessen Hochzeit mit Katie Holmes. Vor einigen Jahren begann Remini aber, die kontroversen Aktionen und Repressionen von Scientology zu hinterfragen, und wurde so zum "Troublemaker". Dadurch war sie nicht nur Zielscheibe von Angriffen, sondern Scientology sah sie sogar als Bedrohung. Schließlich brach sie 2013 endgültig mit der Glaubensgemeinschaft und verlor dadurch auch den Kontakt zu vielen Freunden. Nun hat Remini ein Buch über diese Erlebnisse geschrieben und gibt unverfälschte und erschreckende Einblicke hinter die Kulissen von Scientology. In den USA schlug ihre Biografie große Wellen und avancierte dank der spannenden Story und der schockierenden Enthüllungen zum New York Times-Bestseller.

You Don't Have to Do It Alone

How to Involve Others to Get Things Done

Author: Richard H. Axelrod,Emily H. Axelrod,Julie H. Beedon

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576758793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Readers learn how to make big things happen by using tools and techniques for organizing a successful project, from planning and managing to learning lessons for the future.

Bad Boys and Wicked Women

Antagonists and Troublemakers in Old Norse Literature

Author: Daniela Hahn,Andreas Schmidt

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 3831645574

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Page: 426

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This volume assembles 13 essays as the result of a workshop for international doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in Old Norse studies, which was held at the Institute for Nordic Philology at LMU in Munich in December 2015. The contributions’ focus lies on different aspects of ›bad‹ or ›evil‹ characters in saga literature, and they give testimony to the broad literary variety such figures display in Old Norse texts. The “Antagonists and Troublemakers in Old Norse Literature” are here explored in their diversity, ranging from their literary psychology to their characteristics which often challenge gender norms. The contributions discuss the narrative strategies of presenting these characters to the audience, both positively and negatively. Furthermore, they analyse how the central paradox of evil and its dependence on context is realised in various ways in Old Norse literature.