• A penniless yes'>#233;migryes'>#233; who made a fortune and became one of the great philanthropists of the twentieth century, George Soros has led a remarkable life. This biography brings forth his story in unprecedented depth, from his childhood as a Jew in occupied Budapest during World War II to his conquests on Wall Street and the establishment of his philanthropic Open Society foundations. Soros offers exclusive glimpses at an often misunderstood man, revealing a shy character whose own struggle to escape the Nazis left him with the adamant belief that people of the world are entitled to live without the fear of oppression.Enigmatic, contradictory, and inspiring, George Soros is one of the most intriguing and globally influential men of our time. In this accomplished biography, written with Sorosyes'>#8217;s cooperation, Michael T. Kaufman fully illuminates the man, his motivations, and his legacy.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • A penniless emigre who made a fortune and became one of the great philanthropists of the twentieth century, George Soros has led a remarkable life. This biography brings forth his story in unprecedented depth, from his childhood as a Jew in occupied Budapest during World War II to his conquests on Wall Street and the establishment of his philanthropic Open Society foundations. Soros offers exclusive glimpses at an often misunderstood man, revealing a shy character whose own struggle to escape the Nazis left him with the adamant belief that people of the world are entitled to live without the fear of oppression. Enigmatic, contradictory, and inspiring, George Soros is one of the most intriguing and globally influential men of our time. In this accomplished biography, written with Soros's cooperation, Michael T. Kaufman fully illuminates the man, his motivations, and his legacy.

  • « Des publicités sexistes à la contraception, des violences conjugales au harcèlement, plus de soixante-dix questions féministes sont abordées dans le Guide du féminisme pour les hommes - des explications pertinentes, inclusives, drôles et directes. Un livre qui démontre comment et pourquoi le féminisme peut aider les hommes à mener une vie plus riche, plus pleine et plus heureuse. » En une seule génération, les idées préconçues sur les femmes ont été balayées. Mais qu'est-ce que cela a à voir avec les hommes ? Les auteurs pensent que même s'il est crucial de donner le plus possible la parole aux femmes, il est aussi important d'éduquer les hommes sur le féminisme pour qu'ils comprennent à quel point ces changements sont essentiels pour eux.

    Ce guide est là pour nous interroger, nous secouer, nous surprendre... Et nous rappeler que le féminisme nous concerne tous !

  • Michael Kaufman propose ici une stratégie pour susciter et soutenir l'engagement des hommes et des garçons envers les luttes entreprises de longue date par les femmes en vue d'atteindre l'égalité des sexes. Une égalité qui passe par le fait d'enrayer les violences faites aux femmes, de mettre fin aux relations oppressives et de rétablir une masculinité plus positive. Le temps est venu pour les hommes de devenir des alliés de la révolution en cours, et d'y contribuer par leurs réflexions et leurs actions.

  • It is a tale as familiar as our history primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre, escaped on foot, and eluded capture for twelve days until he met his fiery end in a Virginia tobacco barn. In the national hysteria that followed, eight others were arrested and tried; four of those were executed, four imprisoned. Therein lie all the classic elements of a great thriller. But the untold tale is even more fascinating.
    Now, in American Brutus, Michael W. Kauffman, one of the foremost Lincoln assassination authorities, takes familiar history to a deeper level, offering an unprecedented, authoritative account of the Lincoln murder conspiracy. Working from a staggering array of archival sources and new research, Kauffman sheds new light on the background and motives of John Wilkes Booth, the mechanics of his plot to topple the Union government, and the trials and fates of the conspirators.
    Piece by piece, Kauffman explains and corrects common misperceptions and analyzes the political motivation behind Booth's plan to unseat Lincoln, in whom the assassin saw a treacherous autocrat, "an American Caesar." In preparing his study, Kauffman spared no effort getting at the truth: He even lived in Booth's house, and re-created key parts of Booth's escape. Thanks to Kauffman's discoveries, readers will have a new understanding of this defining event in our nation's history, and they will come to see how public sentiment aboutBooth at the time of the assassination and ever since has made an accurate account of his actions and motives next to impossible-until now.
    In nearly 140 years there has been an overwhelming body of literature on the Lincoln assassination, much of it incomplete and oftentimes contradictory. In American Brutus, Kauffman finally makes sense of an incident whose causes and effects reverberate to this day. Provocative, absorbing, utterly cogent, at times controversial, this will become the definitive text on a watershed event in American history.
    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside . . . but what does that have to do with men? Authors Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, two of the world's leading male advocates of gender equality, believe it has everything to do with them and that it's crucial to educate men about feminism in order for them to fully understand just how important and positive these changes have been for them. Kaufman and Kimmel address these issues in The Guy's Guide to Feminism. Hip and accessible, it contains nearly a hundred entries from “Autonomy" to “Zero" written in varying tones (humorous, satirical, irreverent, thoughtful, and serious) and in many forms (“top ten" lists, comics, interviews, mini-stories, and more). Each topic celebrates the ongoing gains that are improving the lives of women and girls and what that really means for men. Informal and fun yet substantive and intelligent, The Guy's Guide to Feminism illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives.

  • Out of sight of most Americans, global corporations like Nestlé, Suez, and Veolia are rapidly buying up our local water sources-lakes, streams, and springs-and taking control of public water services. In their drive to privatize and commodify water, they have manipulated and bought politicians, clinched backroom deals, and subverted the democratic process by trying to deny citizens a voice in fundamental decisions about their most essential public resource. The authors' PBS documentary Thirst showed how communities around the world are resisting the privatization and commodification of water. Thirst, the book, picks up where the documentary left off, revealing the emergence of controversial new water wars in the United States and showing how communities here are fighting this battle, often against companies headquartered overseas. Read a review...http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/18/RVGS9OHPKT1.DTL

  • A thorough, practical reference on the social patterns behind health outcomes Methods in Social Epidemiology provides students and professionals with a comprehensive reference for studying the social distribution and social determinants of health. Covering the theory, models, and methods used to measure and analyze these phenomena, this book serves as both an introduction to the field and a practical manual for data collection and analysis. This new second edition has been updated to reflect the field's tremendous growth in recent years, including advancements in statistical modeling and study designs. New chapters delve into genetic methods, structural cofounding, selection bias, network methods, and more, including new discussion on qualitative data collection with disadvantaged populations. Social epidemiology studies the way society's innumerable social interactions, both past and present, yields different exposures and health outcomes between individuals within populations. This book provides a thorough, detailed overview of the field, with expert guidance toward the real-world methods that fuel the latest advances. Identify, measure, and track health patterns in the population Discover how poverty, race, and socioeconomic factors become risk factors for disease Learn qualitative data collection techniques and methods of statistical analysis Examine up-to-date models, theory, and frameworks in the social epidemiology sphere As the field continues to evolve, researchers continue to identify new disease-specific risk factors and learn more about how the social system promotes and maintains well-known exposure disparities. New technology in data science and genomics allows for more rigorous investigation and analysis, while the general thinking in the field has become more targeted and attentive to causal inference and core assumptions behind effect identification. It's an exciting time to be a part of the field, and Methods in Social Epidemiology provides a solid reference for any student, researcher, or faculty in public health.

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    Michael Kaufman

    Michael Kaufman oeuvre depuis près de quarante ans auprès des hommes pour susciter leur engagement envers les luttes entreprises de longue date par les femmes en vue d'atteindre l'égalité des sexes. Selon Kaufman, le temps est venu pour les hommes de devenir des alliés de la révolution en cours, et d'y contribuer par leurs réflexions et leurs actions.

    Dans cet essai percutant, Kaufman explique comment une culture patriarcale basée sur une masculinité toxique affecte les femmes, les enfants, et les hommes eux-mêmes. Et surtout, il démontre comment des changements très réalisables sur nos lieux de travail et dans la manière dont nous éduquons les garçons pourraient aider à créer un monde égalitaire.

    À travers des anecdotes personnelles et des observations issues de décennies consacrées à la lutte contre la violence basée sur le genre, Michael Kaufman offre ici une réflexion inspirante, empreinte d'humour et de compassion, pour bâtir une société plus aimante et enrichissante pour tous et toutes.

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