Writings on the Wall
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Writings on the Wall


  • Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 2474647 Bytes


A New York Times and Washington Post BestsellerBestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today.Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com.He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience i...

Do the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Do the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall


  • Author: Wendy Lichtman
  • Release Date : 2009-03-31
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • File Size: 796277 Bytes


Eighth grade, like algebra, has become pretty complicated for Tess. For one thing, there are the patterns she's noticing everywhere—like how charming-on-the-outside Richard keeps playing scary pranks on her, and how annoying copycat Lynn always has to follow what everyone else is doing. Then there's the pattern of graffiti that keeps appearing on the wall by her school—could those numbers be a code meant for Tess? Is it up to her to find out what they mean? And most importantly, if Damien keeps up with his pattern of waiting for her after school, does it mean he likes her? Or is that just a coincidental system?Tess looks for formulas to help her figure it all out, but she's afraid there may be none. Sometimes you have to make up your own solution...

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Hilda Glynn-Ward
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442658417


The Writing on the Wall Book Description :

With tales of a gruesome murder, a typhoid epidemic, corrupt politicians, and a Japanese invasion, The Writing on the Wall was intended to shock its readers when it was published in 1921. Thinly disguised as a novel, it is a propaganda tract exhorting white British Columbians to greater vigilance to prevent greedy politicians from selling out to the Chinese and Japanese. It was also designed to convince eastern Canada of British Columbia's need for protections against an onslaught of the 'yellow peril.' This novel is not exceptional in its extreme racism; it reiterates almost every anti-oriental cliché circulating in British Columbia at the time of its publication. While modern readers will find the story horrifying and unbelievable, it is in fact b...

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall


  • Author : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618935434


Writings on the Wall Book Description :

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experienc...

Writing on the Wall
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-10-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408842072


Writing on the Wall Book Description :

Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today – they also link us to the past....

The Writings on the Wall

The Writings on the Wall


  • Author : The Teen Writers Guild of Frankford High School
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2007-03-21
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467832472


The Writings on the Wall Book Description :

This is the second anthology from the Teen Writers Guild of Frankford High School in Philadelphia - a school that CNN has labeled, One of the most persistently dangerous schools in America. Their urban stories, poetry, raps, and essays will strike a chord in you the likes of which you have never known. Last year the members of the Frankford Guild were honored for their work (against all odds) by Senator Christine Tartaglione and the State Senate of Pennsylvania! a must-read for every middle school and high school in America....

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall


  • Author : Robert M. Hensel
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1505732379


Writings on the Wall Book Description :

Writings On the Wall: Disability Advocate's Uplifting Book of Poetry Hits Humanity with Bold Message of Hope - as Love, War & Peace Collide. Masterfully crafted by leading disability advocate, world-record holder and prolific writer - Robert M. Hensel - 'Writings on the Wall: Inspirational Poems & Quotes' is a product of the author's own unique life experiences. Confined to mobility via a wheelchair, Hensel has broken through the odds, and adversity, to emerge as something of a celebrity among those also living with physical limitation. In this latest volume, Hensel unravels his soul, to prove that hope and peace will always prevail....

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall


  • Author : Thomas Suarez
  • Publisher : Olive Branch Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1623719224


Writings on the Wall Book Description :

"[We express our] grave concern about the continuing construction, contrary to international law, by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem ... in departure from the Armistice Line of 1949 ... [and] the failure of the Government of Israel to cooperate..." ―United Nations Commission on Human Rights A book that truly "sees through walls," Thomas Suárez has organized a remarkable collection of Palestinian oral histories, most of which hang on Israel's apartheid Wall. Following his forthright introduction deconstructing the so-called "conflict," the author's annotations and photographs provide background to these testimonies of ordinary people living under a sadistic, seven-decade military ...

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Karen B. Stern
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400890453


Writing on the Wall Book Description :

Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly disappeared from the historical record. Focusing on these forgotten Jews of antiquity, Writing on the Wall takes an unprecedented look at the vernacular inscriptions and drawings they left behind and sheds new light on the r...

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall


  • Author : John Malcolm Russell
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780931464959


The Writing on the Wall Book Description :

It is too often forgotten that every Assyrian "historical" inscription functioned in a very specific context. This context influenced its content and the way in which it was perceived by ancient viewers and readers. Russell's goal is to address the reconstruction of the context of these inscriptions in order to elucidate their original impact. In the past, the palace inscriptions, including Assyrian palace inscriptions, have been published in composite editions with little or no reference to the provenience of the individual exemplars; in addition, the original excavation reports often were more interested in the content of the inscriptions than in their locations. To achieve the objective of placing these inscriptions in their original contexts and ...

Writings On The Wall

Writings On The Wall


  • Author : Kenn J. Merchant
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release Date : 2015-04-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468958713


Writings On The Wall Book Description :

Writings On The Wall is a collection of poetry that depicts situations of every day life such as: loss of love, finding your way, exploring the world, political fiascoes, and entering your imagination....