So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited tojoin him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculateEnglish to seek you out. For her is more worldy than you might expect; bettertravelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And ashe tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream - and a Westernwoman - and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the truereason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear...
The Reluctant Metropolis – The Politics of Urban G rowth in Los Angeles
The Reluctant Mr Darwin
The Reluctant Pilgrim
Dragged Aboard – A Crusing Guide for the Reluctant Mate
When Elbow won the Mercury Prize in 2008 for their fourth studio album - The Seldom Seen Kid - the accolade followed an organic 17 year long career marked by four classic albums and a cult following that cast them in the role of Manchester's best kept music secret. Elbow started out at a time when great songs and evocative lyrics were not generally recognised. Their music transcended genre, age and image, eventually finding its own distinctive global audience as Guy Garvey evolved into one of the most brilliant and intriguing lyricists of recent times. Reluctant Heroes charts Elbow's long journey from humble roots through modest success to international recognition. It features interviews with the band and those close to them to form the most complete band history to date.
Curves to the Apple – The Reproduction of Profiles Lawn of Excluded Middle Reluctant Gravities
The Matrix meets Oliver Twist, WARP: The Reluctant Assassin is the first of a major new series by Eoin Colfer, the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl. It all began with the FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme). Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future - until now... Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master...Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time, along with...Chevie Savano, the FBI's youngest and most impulsive special agent. As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time - armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.
Stepping into the wrong carriage at a Sussex village, Elinor Rochdale is swept up in a thrilling and dangerous adventure. Overnight the would-be governess becomes mistress of a ruined estate and partner in a secret conspiracy to save a family's name. By midnight she is a bride, by dawn a widow.
There is increasing involvement of private parties - both for-profit and non-profit, for providing public services mainly due to the rolling back of the state almost all over the world. The nonprofit or voluntary sector and the state had always been observed to have a love & hate relationship and there is qualm about collaboration. This book throws light on the dynamics of shifting relationship between the nonprofit sector and the state in the contemporary world, in the light of considerable research & analytical work available on the subject. The book raises questions like: ‘In the process of coming too close to the donors and away from the grassroots, are NGOs losing some of their qualities for which they were thought to be better performers than the state?’ The subject of evolving relationship between the state and the nonprofit sector would appeal to a large number of social scientists, activists and practitioners.
EMU is at the centre of the stage for the crisis that spreads criticisms on the lack of instruments to correct asymmetric shocks within the Euro-zone. This bears a social dimension for the long-lasting period of negative growth, massive unemployment and social inequality due to the uneven distribution of costs. EMU is now envisaged by many sectors as a rotten piece in the realm of European integration. This turmoil is the context for the book. Some debates on the future of EMU are by large contaminated by emotional analyses that fail to recognise that desirable solutions clash against the political context (absent political willingness both at the domestic and at the EU levels), as well as from rigidities coming from EU treaties. The main purpose of this book is to provide a context for understanding the limits of change to EMU. It is necessary to understand the theoretical underpinnings of EMU, both at the foundational stage and for the Euro-zone governance. The awareness of some of theories that lie at the heart of EMU and explain subsequent changes helps to understand the evolution of the Euro-zone and to capture the obstacles that some ambitious proposals for change face.
Reluctant Gravities – Poems
In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda-former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar.... In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places-like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.