Street of Eternal Happiness

Author: Rob Schmitz

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: History

Page: 336

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'Enjoyable and illuminating . . . Rob Schmitz writes with great affection' Guardian Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighbourhood, forging relationships with ordinary people who see a brighter future in the city's sleek skyline. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidetracked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Down the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to improve herself while keeping her sceptical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes increasingly involved in their lives, he makes surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: a mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's - and country's - dark past, and an abandoned neighbourhood where fates have been violently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of twenty-first-century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous and, at times, heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese dream. Each story adds another layer of humanity to modern China, a tapestry also woven with Schmitz's insight as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate and surprising portrait that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know, immersing us instead in the vivid stories of the people who make up one of the world's most captivating cities.

Book One

Author: Peter Petroff

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 106

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"Book One" is a compilation of four folios composed by Dr. Petroff: "More Than Slightly Weird", "My Second Grade", "The Street of Eternal Happiness", and "Sights and Sounds". "Book One" is intended for the beginning and first year piano student. Most of the pieces require a reach of a sixth or less. While the pieces are modern and may feature some dissonance, they are all rhythmic and melodic.
Biography & Autobiography

With a Yellow Star and a Red Cross

Author: Arnold Mostowicz



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

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Described by the book's Polish publisher as a literary take on the author's experience in the Lodz ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps. Arnold Mostowicz, a Polish Jew was a doctor in the Lodz ghetto and intermittently in the camps. He was a witness to and participant in situations that have received little attention. The book contains a unique account of a worker demonstration in 1940, and a description of the Gypsy camp that the Nazis had created on the edge of the Lodz ghetto. It also gives an analysis of how the antagonism between the Lodz Jews and the German and Czech Jews, deported to the ghetto, played itself out in everyday life.