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Río Tinto: A Western Story

by Traber Burns Michael Zimmer

Wil Chama was interviewed in 1938 as a contributor to the American Legends Collection, a part of the Federal Writers’ Project. Speaking into an Edison Dictaphone he narrated the events of his life. His personal narrative included his involvement as a strike breaker in what became known as the Gunnison Affair.It was as a result of this shameful episode that he gained his reputation as a gunman and sought to bury himself as a driver of a salt wagon in Río Tinto, Texas. What Wil never suspected is that he was engaged to work for the Red Devil Salt Works in Río Tinto not because of his skill as a muleskinner, but precisely because of his reputation as a gunman.This becomes suddenly clear to Wil when Randall Kellums, the owner of the Red Devil, tells him he wants Wil to give up his job as a wagoner and instead serve notice on Amos Montoya that his company and his people will no longer have access to the salt deposits at Tinto Flats.

Furnace Flat: A Western Duo

by Traber Burns Frank Bonham

“Sergeant Forson’s Dirty-Shirt Army” is set in eastern Oregon, at a forgotten outpost left behind by the regular Army during the War between the States. Fort Haney is now home to a troop of fifty-seven men, raw recruits in the Oregon Volunteer Cavalry, who care little about fighting except among themselves, in spite of the fact that they are surrounded by hostile Snake and Cayuse Indians, just waiting for opportune moments to strike at farmers, ranchers, and stagecoaches. Their commanding officer plots strategy by retiring to his quarters, building model ships, and drinking whiskey. What alone can make a difference perhaps is Sergeant Ward Forson, previously trained in the regular Army. When word comes that the daughter of the commanding officer is on her way by stagecoach, coming to Fort Haney, both Major King and Sergeant Forson know that an Indian attack is likely. It is up to Forson to insure that these undisciplined recruits, who have been living almost like animals, will now pull together and meet their adversaries like true soldiers.“Furnace Flat” is set in Death Valley. For twelve years now, Grady Ryan has worked in Borax mines, always with the idea to get a stake and strike off on his own to find a rich lode. He has done this several times in the past, but this time he has reason to expect to find a true bonanza. He is partnered with the elderly Mysterious Smith. Ryan is certain that Smith knows the location of a fabulous lode. And Ryan is right. But Smith knows they will be followed into the desert by ruthless claim-jumpers. His reason for wanting Ryan along is to fight off the claim-jumpers, not to share in a fortune with him. Maggie Conway, who operates a successful hash house in Furnace Flat, from which Grady and Smith are set to depart, is highly intuitive, and she tells Ryan that she is as sure as she has ever been that this time he will make his strike and find success at last. Intuitive she may be, but no fortune-teller.

Beyond Fort North

by Jack Garrett Peter Dawson

Dan Gentry’s military career lies trampled in the dust beside the arrow-pierced bodies of the men who served under him. Deliberately cloaking a dead lieutenant’s foolhardiness with his own silence, Dan Gentry is court-martialed and disgraced. An outcast, he finds pretty Faith Tipton, wounded and unconscious, the sole survivor of an Apache raid. In love with this girl, Dan tries to protect her from the sinister designs of greedy, furtive Caleb Ash—and Dan and Faith are plunged into a maelstrom of deadly perils as the ex-soldier becomes first the hunter, then the hunted.

People in the Americas Before the Last Ice Age Glaciation Concluded: An Emerging Western Hemisphere Population Origin Paradigm

by Bonnye Matthews

WARNING: Everything you know about the peopling of the Americas is wrong.People in the Americas before the Last Ice Age Glaciation Concluded: An Emerging Paradigm on Western Hemisphere Population Origin covers the turn of the century emerging science on the origin of human population in the western hemisphere. It is a booklet that is designed to provide a reference bridge until the new information can be included in textbook presentations. With the ability to examine DNA evidence on extremely old human remains and findings at greater depth than formerly considered, information grows at a rapid rate. The science is in its infancy, but surprising finds occur moment by moment.

The Pain-Free Back: Gentle Qigong Movements for Healing and Prevention

by Jwing-Ming Yang

The spine is the root of all motion, and a helthy back is vital to well-being.According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives. For many, the condition progresses to the point where they will have to manage pain for years to come. Some will have little choice but to rely on prescription medication. But for the millions of others with back pain, there is hope. By committing to a series of simple exercises, we can remain loose and flexible. We can prevent and heal injuries to maintain a strong, healthy back. Motion is the key, and in this book Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming will get you moving. You will regain natural, pain-free motion and balance with qigong, a timeless Chinese art that promotes healing, flexibility, and balance. The gentle, meditative movements emphasize proper motion in coordination with breath, making qigong the right choice for preventing, treating, and healing back pain. This book presents 54 gentle qigong movements to help you loosen, stretch, strengthen, heal and maintain a strong back for a lifetime. You will learn • What qigong is and why it is a good choice for healing and maintaining a healthy back • 3 back-loosening movements • 12 back-stretching movements • 30 back-healing movements • 7 movements for immediate relief • 2 back-strengthening movements • A 12-step plan for keeping your back healthy. Many people rely on acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and even surgery. By committing to a simple qigong practice, you can begin to take care of your own back, with less reliance on others. Pain-free motion is the goal, and qigong movements will help you accomplish that goal.

Mishegas: A concrete Tale of Family Quicksand

by Harley Md Dresner

Senseless behavior—that’s mishegas. According to Harley Dresner, it means life with overbearing, obstreperous, melodramatic parents and a pugilistic, caffeine-addicted, octogenarian uncle. Blend Jerry Seinfeld’s and Raymond Barone’s parents together. The result is the Vesuvian mess that Dresner calls his family. Social graces are callously thrown to the Las Vegas desert wind when Gerry and Uncle Bernard offend everyone from hotel receptionists to street hookers in chapters like “Even Leona Helmsley Would Have Apologized” and “Henry Ford Would Have Had a Stroke.” Along the way, flashbacks to Dresner’s past provide decades of head-banging material as he goes “Wasting Away in Geriatricville.” Restaurant etiquette ends up with food scraps in the dumpster when blind patrons are unabashedly insulted. Doctoring for sport becomes a new American pastime through obsessions with colonoscopies and wars waged against mucous and phlegm. Dresner’s unmistakable, take-no-prisoners sarcasm and wit shine through this dysfunctional Cruise to Nowhere. His memoir is a fresh, laugh-out-loud study of life-long relationships that proves one can embrace familial roots while maintaining perspective—and sanity. Readers will revel in the uncomfortable, squirming circumstances in which a family routinely embroils a child. Anyone who wouldn’t dream of running away from the family they would love to escape understands Mishegas.

Stalking Buffalo Bill

by J. Leigh Bailey

A Shifter U TaleA smitten coyote isn’t the only one stalking Buffalo Bill. A buffalo walks into a cafe. Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but for coyote shifter Donnie Granger, it’s the beginning of an obsession. Donnie is a little hyperactive and a lot distractible, except when it comes to William. He finally works up the nerve to approach William but is interrupted by a couple of violent humans. While William—don’t call me Bill—is currently a professor, he once worked undercover against an international weapons-trafficking ring. Before he can settle into obscurity, he must find out who leaked his location and eliminate the thugs. He tries keeping his distance to protect Donnie, but the wily coyote won’t stay away. It’ll take both Donnie’s skills as a stalker—er, hunter—and William’s super-spy expertise to neutralize the threat so they can discover if an excitable coyote and a placid-until-pissed buffalo have a future together.

Finding Mr. Wrong

by Charlie Cochet

He’s nobody’s definition of Mr. Right—but that might make him perfect. Matthew Hart is heir to the family fortune and owner of Hart & Home. When a near-death experience has him fretting over the future, he decides he needs a husband, and not just any husband—an appropriate man to protect the Hart legacy. The last thing Matthew expects is to cross paths with Jax Foster, his first love and the boy who crushed his heart when he disappeared. Jax is unlikely to make Matthew’s list of suitable candidates. Bad boy, vagabond, deep in debt, with a father who can’t keep out of trouble, Jax has nothing to offer—except his heart and a second chance at the romance they never got to explore.

Ways to Come Home

by Kate Mathieson

“I began to notice how everything out there, in the wild, seemed to move. Oceans. Sharks. Wolves. Elephants. Rivers. Nothing stayed in the same place. I wanted to be like them too, and the only way to do this was to keep moving.” When Kate Mathieson finds herself with nothing to show except a well-adorned house and too many business suits, she makes the sudden decision to leave everything behind, and begins an elemental journey across Africa. Weaving a personal tale of reflection, adventure and discovery, Kate beautifully details the lives we have marked for ourselves – school, university, careers, marriages, mortgages, children, school – and that other life, the one that calls to us from dreams, and out of books, that suggests the life we are living, may not be ours. Shortlisted for the 2017 Finch Memoir Prize, Ways to Come Home is a powerful memoir about the need to know who we really are, and what it means to find our way back home.

Escape From Berlin

by Peter Nash

A Holocaust survivor tells his compelling family story of escape and survival in China and Australia during WW2. Living in Berlin in 1939, three-year-old Peter Nachemstein and his parents were forced to escape Nazi Germany by fleeing to Shanghai – one of the only havens left for them and 18,000 other European Jews. Although safe, they became displaced and isolated from the rest of their family, who were scattered across Europe. In Escape from Berlin, Peter Nash retraces what became of his family members following the devastating impact of WW2. Using remarkable photographs and documents to bring their captivating stories to life, Peter recounts his own experiences of dislocation as a young boy in alien Shanghai, and then later as a teenager and adult in Australia. Meticulously researched and impeccably detailed, Escape from Berlin brings light to a fascinating but not widely known chapter of Holocaust history in a family story that reflects the experiences of many in the Jewish community.

The Devil’s Triangle

by Catherine Coulter

‘He who controls the weather, will control the world. He who controls time, will never be around.’ —Thomas Frey FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government’s Covert Eyes – leading a top-notch handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens their fledgling team when an old adversary calls from Venice asking for help. Kitsune, AKA The Fox, has stolen a priceless artifact from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now the client wants her dead. Kitsune also has a warning: a devastating Gobi Desert sandstorm which killed thousands in Beijing wasn’t a natural phenomenon, rather was produced by man. The Covert Eyes team heads to Italy to find out the truth. From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Michaela and their team are in a race against time, and nature itself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington. PRAISE ‘Action and thrills aplenty’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Thrillers do not get better than this!' RT Reviews

Girl from Munich

by Tania Blanchard

1943 ... The choices she makes will change her life forever Growing up in Hitler’s Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Charlotte is excitedly making plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart Heinrich while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland. But in 1943, the tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte’s life of privilege and comfort is collapsing around her. As Hitler’s Reich abandons Germany and the country falls to the Allied forces, Lotte flees from the unfolding chaos to the country with the darkly attractive Erich Drescher, her Luftwaffe superior. Amid the danger, pain and heartbreak of a country turning on itself, Lotte must forge a new life for herself. But as the country struggles to find its future, shadows of the past come rushing back and Lotte finds herself questioning everything she has fought for in love, duty and freedom. A sweeping tale of love and loss in wartime Germany, inspired by a true story.

Diplomatic Material: Affect, Assemblage, and Foreign Policy

by Jason Dittmer

In Diplomatic Material Jason Dittmer offers a counterintuitive reading of foreign policy by tracing the ways that complex interactions between people and things shape the decisions and actions of diplomats and policymakers. Bringing new materialism to bear on international relations, Dittmer focuses not on what the state does in the world but on how the world operates within the state through the circulation of humans and nonhuman objects. From examining how paper storage needs impacted the design of the British Foreign Office Building to discussing the 1953 NATO decision to adopt the .30 caliber bullet as the standard rifle ammunition, Dittmer highlights the contingency of human agency within international relations. In Dittmer's model, which eschews stasis, structural forces, and historical trends in favor of dynamism and becoming, the international community is less a coming-together of states than it is a convergence of media, things, people, and practices. In this way, Dittmer locates power in the unfolding of processes on the micro level, thereby reconceptualizing our understandings of diplomacy and international relations.

The Wisdom of Your Heart: Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions

by Marc Alan Schelske

Christians believe many myths about emotions: Emotions lead you astray. Emotions aren’t spiritual. And the biggest myth: God is not emotional. The truth is emotions are a God-given source of wisdom when we know how to interpret them. Marc Alan Schelske explores: How to notice our emotions and hear their truthBrain research that gives unexpected insight into emotions’ purposeWhy denying our emotions hurts couples, families, and even the churchWhy no one can mature spiritually without maturing emotionally The Wisdom of Your Heart provides a path for listening to the spiritual insights that your emotions offer every day.

Tortured for Christ: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Richard Wurmbrand

Richard Wurmbrand suffered 14 years in underground prison cells, months in solitary confinement, and years of physical torture. His only crimes were his fervent belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness for that faith. Richard Wurmbrand exposed the persecution of Christians by atheistic Communist governments—his testimony shocked the Western world. With over 10 million copies in 60 languages, this is an inspiring true story of faith that every Christian should read. In addition to the classic story, this 50th anniversary edition features:a foreword by George Verwer and Dale Rhoton, founders of Operation Mobilizationan introduction by Merv Knight, a Wurmbrand historianan updated epilogue by The Voice of the Martyrsphotographs of Richard and his wife, Sabinaan excerpt of Richard’s testimony at a US Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Room for Doubt: How Uncertainty Can Deepen Your Faith

by Ben Young

Many people have questions about faith. Ben Young knows what it’s like to feel as if you’re alone in your doubts. In Room for Doubt, Ben offers: An honest look at hard questions about God, the Bible, and faithExamples of spiritual giants in Scripture and history who doubtedInsight into how to process uncertainty, suffering, and disappointment with GodClarity on the difference between uncertainty and mysteryEncouragement about how doubt and faith go together Ben invites you to let doubt become your ally, rather than your enemy. Discover how your questions can lead to a deeper, richer faith.

Beauty Marks: Healing Your Wounded Heart

by Linda Barrick

In this powerful healing journey, Linda Barrick applies the words Jesus spoke during His time of greatest pain to help readers transform their deepest wounds into their highest purpose. In one second, Linda Barrick’s life changed when a drunk driver slammed into her family’s van, nearly killing her daughter and leaving Linda, her husband, and their son critically injured. Barrick draws on her remarkable story of loss and hope to lead readers toward emotional, physical, and spiritual restoration. Everyone experiences shattered dreams and emotional pain. Some scars are visible, and some are hidden deep in the heart. Whether the pain happened yesterday or fifteen years ago, Beauty Marks shows readers that they don’t have to keep covering up their wounds. As Barrick leads readers through Jesus’s words of abandonment, forgiveness, and release, she shows how pain has purpose—and that God can transform scars into beautiful marks of victory.

SelfLess: Living Your Part in the Big Story of God

by Megan Marshman

In SelfLess, popular speaker Megan Fate Marshman exposes the source of self-limiting beliefs that create needless striving to be good enough and points to powerful truths that can transform life into a new experience of freedom, joy, and love. People desire to be significant; however, ironically amidst a self-help and “find-me” culture, they become their own greatest obstacles. Significance cannot be created through self or found by desperately reaching for other people. An abundant life, joyful spirit, and the awe of touching others can only be found by allowing God to fill hearts to overflowing. By moving over and giving Him everything, people discover what they really seek and join the amazing adventure of God’s wondrous story.

Legado de sangre (Bdb)

by Karen Delorbe

Libro 2 de la trilogía Dhampyr Todo dhampyr sabe que el llamado de la sangre es imposible de ignorar. Natasha ha pasado los últimos tres años tratando de olvidar. Vampiros... Sangre... Muerte… Ese es el mundo de los cazadores, un mundo del que ella ha intentado escapar y al que se ha prometido no volver jamás. Pero de nada sirve huir del pasado. Este siempre regresa. Una serie de inexplicables muertes le hace sospechar a Nat que podría haber un vampiro en la universidad a la que asiste. Además, un misterioso motociclista aparece para recordarle que es imposible huir del propio corazón... y de la propia sangre. Lo quiera o no, la hora del despertar ha llegado.

Nací para ser breve: María Elena Walsh. El arte, la pasión, la historia, el amor

by Gabriela Massuh

Nací para ser breve se transforma en una máquina delicada y precisa, que da cuenta -mientras vela, mientras desnuda- de las particularidades del mundo intelectual porteño desde los años cincuenta y, más allá, de la historia social del país en el siglo XX. Pero también de una mirada profunda sobre los vínculos. En la intimidad, aquellos encuentros en los que repasaban tarde a tarde su vida intelectual, artística y afectiva fueron un subterfugio para superar el dolor y la incertidumbre. Massuh pregunta para estar cerca de la persona querida. Pregunta porque la intrigan las formas que toma el talento en un artista. Pregunta porque en esas respuestas parece estar no solo el modo de entenderla, sino también la clave de la propia búsqueda existencial. Las grabaciones, transcriptas a páginas oficio, revisadas de puño y letra por la protagonista y guardadas durante décadas en cajas, esperaron el tiempo propicio para la relectura. Enlazados amorosamente las ideas y los recuerdos de ambas, Nací para ser breve se transforma en una máquina delicada y precisa, que da cuenta -mientras vela, mientras desnuda- de las particularidades del mundo intelectual porteño desde los años cincuenta y, más allá, de la historia social del país en el siglo XX. Pero también de una mirada profunda sobre los vínculos. Porque, como dice la autora de este libro, "no hay nada más desgarrador que revivir la juventud en voces o imágenes que dan constancia de la inexorable materia de la que estamos hechos: el tiempo".

Che: Luchar por un mundo mejor

by Pacho O'Donnell

A cincuenta años del asesinato del mítico guerrillero argentino y cara de la rebelión mundial, un libro único que reconstruye su vida íntima, ideas y lucha. Vivimos tiempos de confusión e incertidumbre, que requieren una honda reflexión y la puesta al día de algunas ideas que permitan concebir el futuro de otra forma. Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), el "Che", se propuso pensar la realidad desde otro ángulo y actuar de acuerdo con esas ideas hasta dar su vida por ellas. Su rostro es, pese al tiempo transcurrido desde su muerte, un símbolo universal de rebeldía e inconformismo. Tras su rastro, recorriendo países, investigando con minuciosidad, el autor ha entrevistado a personas que trataron directamente con él en diferentes etapas. Desde Rosario López, su niñera, y los amigos de la infancia y la adolescencia hasta Gary Prado -el capitán de los Rangers entrenados por la CIA que lo capturó en Bolivia y lo condujo a la muerte- y Urbano, uno de los escasos sobrevivientes cubanos, que compartió con el comandante Guevara todas sus aventuras revolucionarias. Gracias a estos testimonios y a la profundización en el conocimiento psicológico del personaje, O'Donnell ha sabido reconstruir con amenidad y rigor el paisaje humano, político y sentimental de uno de los grandes íconos del progresismo y la izquierda. Hoy, medio siglo después de su muerte, la figura del Che Guevara es recuperada por una juventud que quizá no conoce suficientemente el heroísmo y la ética, las contradicciones y los errores del legendario guerrillero argentino.

Mientras otros duermen: Una larga vigilia en el rock

by Fernando Samalea

Continuación del exitoso Qué es un long play, en este segundo volumen de memorias Fernando Samalea, el baterista del rock argentino, explora cronológicamente, con humor y emoción, historias musicales entre 1997 y 2010. Fernando Samalea homenajea a sus compañeros de ruta con las anécdotas que los unieron: García en su incendiario período Say No More; Joaquín Sabina cuando gestaba 19 días y 500 noches, y Gustavo Cerati, a quien acompañó en sus giras Ahí vamos y Fuerza natural. En estudios, escenarios, aviones y bares de todo el mundo, los músicos de varias generaciones, estéticas y búsquedas -Fabi Cantilo, A-Tirador Láser, Caetano Veloso, Joan Manuel Serrat, Calle 13, Fernando Kabusacki...- protagonizan la novela mayor que cuenta la historia privada del rock argentino y la de la música en castellano. «Siempre me sorprendió la musicalidad de Fernando. No piensa como un baterista, no tiene vicios musicales, ni de los demás. Su primer libro me divirtió mucho. ¡Tiene más memoria que yo! Le deseo mucho éxito como escritor. Es el primer escritor-baterista que conozco.»Charly García, 2016 «Más allá de que lo admiro profundamente, se me reveló como una persona que irradia un optimismo tan contagioso como vital. Siempre tiene alguna historia para contarte, internándose sin prejuicios en mundos nuevos y haciendo amigos por doquier. A pura luz y bohemia, Sama propaga el hedonismo romántico que lo ha mantenido casi inalterable a lo largo de estos años. Es un privilegio ser su compañero de ruta y su amigo.»Gustavo Cerati, 2007

Masetti: El periodista de la revolución

by Hernan Vaca Narvaja

La biografía de Jorge Ricardo Masetti, personaje fundante del periodismo latinoamericano, quien dedicó su vida a la causa revolucionaria y a la creación de un nuevo rol de la prensa en el continente. Masetti, además, fue el primer periodista argentino que entrevistó al Che Guevara en Sierra Maestra antes del triunfo de la Revolución cubana. En la famosa foto del Che, aquella de Korda que dio vuelta al mundo, había alguien más a quien la magia del revelado dejó a un costado: el argentino Jorge Ricardo Masetti. Fundador de Prensa Latina -la agencia de noticias cubana que llegó a pelearles el lugar a gigantes como la Associated Press y la United Press-, fue uno de los primeros en entrevistar a Fidel Castro y a Guevara cuando todavía combatían en Sierra Maestra. La aventura del periodismo fue un destino al que Masetti se entregó sin vacilaciones, con el mismo fervor con el que se incorporó a la causa revolucionaria, comandando el primer intento de guerrilla rural en la Argentina. Pero se ha perdido su rastro, y sus restos nunca fueron hallados en el monte salteño donde se instaló con sus camaradas de lucha. Tras entrevistar a muchos de los participantes de los hechos, consultar material inédito hasta ahora y revisar periódicos y publicaciones, Hernán Vaca Narvaja ha escrito un libro de aquellos que no se pueden dejar de leer. En su trabajo, la figura de Masetti se convierte en síntesis y símbolo de una época tan convulsionada como fascinante.

Historia de la industria en la Argentina: De la Independencia a la crisis de 2001

by Claudio Belini

Un exhaustivo análisis de la historia de la industria en la Argentina desde inicios del siglo XIX hasta la crisis de 2001, que explica los motivos del carácter trunco del proceso de industrialización y examina las vinculaciones entre la industria, el contexto macroeconómico, el Estado y el empresariado. Historiográficamente exhaustiva y rigurosa, interpretativamente reflexiva y original, esta obra de Claudio Belini examina la compleja trama del proceso de industrialización argentino desde la Independencia hasta la crisis de 2001, y analiza los motivos de su fracaso. Desde el nacimiento de nuestro país, la imagen idealizada de una pujante industria nacional, asociada al anhelo de un desarrollo redentor, ocupó lugar central en el debate de la esfera pública. Sin embargo, la relación de la Argentina con su industria describió, históricamente, una trayectoria fluctuante, cuando no errática o directamente evasiva. Ya en el siglo XIX, de la mano del modelo agroexportador, el desarrollo industrial argentino sufrió sucesivas crisis y no logró consolidar un camino de crecimiento sostenido. Entrado el siglo XX, los intentos de industrialización orientados a la sustitución de importaciones modificaron la estructura de la economía e inauguraron una nueva etapa que prometía poner al país a la altura de las naciones más prósperas del planeta. Pero la Argentina se desvió muy pronto de ese sendero y, hacia mediados de la década del setenta se sumió en un período de estancamiento con consecuencias dramáticas. En palabras del autor: "...lo que intentamos presentar aquí es una historia económica y social de la industrialización en la Argentina que, sin la ingenua pretensión de ser una historia 'total', se propone contribuir a explicar nuestro pasado, así como a comprender sus repercusiones sobre el presente. [...] Si la historia es útil en algo -y creemos que lo es-, tal vez esta interpretación del progreso y declinación de la industria argentina aliente la discusión de ese pasado y de sus implicancias para el futuro del país."

La mala educación: ¿Qué pasó con la escuela en la Argentina?

by Eugenio Monjeau Helena Rovner

Helena Rovner y Eugenio Monjeau analizan con lucidez por qué el progresismo fracasó en materia de educación en la Argentina y presentan las claves para lograr un sistema relevante, que les sirva al país y a las personas. Recordar los años dorados de la escuela pública argentina produce un efecto de nostalgia difícil de mitigar. La dirigencia política desperdició una herencia fabulosa de riqueza pedagógica y escolar. Se ha perdido la noción de educación como símbolo de la igualdad de oportunidades e incluso como precondición de la vida democrática. El supuesto progresismo educativo durante la "década ganada" generó un fenómeno curioso: la baja de alumnos en las escuelas primarias públicas, mientras que las privadas crecieron en matrícula. Hoy el conflicto docente está más vigente que nunca. «El abordaje de este libro, por momentos valiente, provocador y desprejuiciado, por momentos sereno, preciso y riguroso, nos hace el favor de retirarle a la educación kirchnerista esa careta de corrección política progresista para mostrarnos su cara verdadera, menos amable, más injusta. Y, como contrapartida, nos enseña el camino necesario hacia la inclusión, más allá del decorado.»Mariano Narodowski

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