The Dean's December

The Dean's December
Title The Dean's December PDF eBook
Author Saul Bellow
Publisher Odyssey Editions
Pages 301
Release 2016-03-31
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1623730341

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After being widely portrayed as a virulent racist and a traitor to his city, Professor Albert Corde, dean of the faculty of Journalism, is forced to leave Chicago. Corde is ill-equipped to handle the outrage that faces him, both as the author of several articles on Chicago’s endemic corruption, and as an outspoken figure in the controversial trial of two black men charged with killing a white student. Travelling to Bucharest to visit his ailing mother-in-law, he is unable to escape the comparisons in his mind between the corrupt and dehumanizing aspects of the communist regime, and the abandoned streets of his home city. Meditating on the juxtaposition between two distant worlds, and obsessing over events that begin to unfold both in Chicago and Bucharest, he begins to concede defeat. In this tormented tale, amid the swirling forces that threaten to drown his humanity, Corde slides ever closer to the brink of desolation.

The Dean's December

The Dean's December
Title The Dean's December PDF eBook
Author Saul Bellow
Publisher
Pages 309
Release 1982
Genre American fiction
ISBN 9789040026560

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Albert Corde, newspaperman turned academic, accompanies his wife to visit her dying mother in Bucharest. At home in Chicago, his magazine articles and involvement in a student murder scandal have him in the middle of a raging controversy.

The Dean's December

The Dean's December
Title The Dean's December PDF eBook
Author Outlet
Publisher
Pages
Release 1988-12-12
Genre
ISBN 9780517429532

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The Dean's Watch

The Dean's Watch
Title The Dean's Watch PDF eBook
Author Elizabeth Goudge
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
Pages 362
Release 2012
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1598568876

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A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and grace The setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but he is held captive by an irrational shyness and intimidating manner. The Dean and Isaac Peabody, an obscure watchmaker who does not think he or God have anything in common, strike up an unlikely friendship. This leads to an unusual spiritual awakening that touches the entire community. A richly imaginative and inspiring story with appealing and unique characters, this novel is a favorite of Goudge s fans. "

Seasons of a Dean's Life

Seasons of a Dean's Life
Title Seasons of a Dean's Life PDF eBook
Author Walter H. Gmelch
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 89
Release 2023-07-03
Genre Education
ISBN 1000977692

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What are the demands of being a dean? What leadership development do deans need as they progress through their academic careers? How are their responsibilities changing? What are institutions looking for in applicants?This book identifies the range of leadership skills required, and illuminates the process of building leadership capacity, by drawing on interviews with over 50 sitting deans, both women and men; on the insights derived from conducting professional development seminars for several hundred deans; and on the authors’ 48 years of collective experience in eight different deanships.The abundant examples and accounts of individual deans’ leadership successes and failures, and the competences they developed along their career paths, give the reader a taste of what the deanship is really like—and how the role changesover time. In the process of gathering their data, and tracing their own and others’, administrative journeys, the authors found similarities in how deans progress as leaders, in the common rites of passage they encounter, and in the evolution of their role. They describe the stages or “seasons” of the deanship, ranging from getting started – the first three years of deanship (springtime), to hitting your stride – years four to seven of deanship (summer), and keeping the fire alive – eight years and beyond of deanship (fall), through to planning to step down and leaving the role (winter). What also emerged from the authors’ research is that most deans come to their positions without leadership training, without prior executive experience, without a clear understanding of the ambiguity of their new role, or its responsibilities. This book fills a void by offering guidance on applying for a deanship, preparing for the role, and purposefully building the needed skills and knowledge. For anyone considering taking on a deanship, this book offers a unique window into the role. For sitting deans, it offers a compass for shaping the trajectory of their careers.

Lightning

Lightning
Title Lightning PDF eBook
Author Dean Koontz
Publisher Penguin
Pages 384
Release 2003-09-02
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1440619883

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz’s brilliantly thrilling novel of suspense. In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying. Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again. For someone is watching over her. Is he the guardian angel he seems? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond all time and space? “A gripping novel…fast-paced and satisfying.”—People

Collected Stories

Collected Stories
Title Collected Stories PDF eBook
Author Saul Bellow
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 772
Release 2013-04-04
Genre Fiction
ISBN 014138929X

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This is the definitive collection of short stories by Saul Bellow. Abundant, precise, various, rich and exuberant, the stories display the stylistic and emotional brilliance which characterizes this master of prose. Some stories recount the events of a single day, some are contained in a wider frame; each story is a characteristic combination of observation and a celebration of humanity.