David Greene

1 Midnight in Siberia

Author : David Greene
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-01-27
Description :  In this picaresque story of adventure, David Green captures an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin.<br /><br /> A journalist for National Public Radio in the US, David Greene decides to travel thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok on the iconic Trans-Siberian line. On the train and in the many Siberian outposts he stops as he meets a wide range of ordinary Russian people – from a group of Beatles-singing babushkas to soldiers and struggling entrepreneurs – with situations arising that are at times comical, awkward or poignant. Travelling in third class, he learns to adhere to the train’s unwritten social codes and to navigate the unfamiliar environment of Siberia, occasionally shadowed by security agents.<br /><br /> Conjuring up other famous travellers to the regions such as Anton Chekhov, David Greene manages, through the events he describes and his reflections and conversations on the journey, to construct a complex, compassionate and astute portrait of Putin’s Russia, far away from the glamour and prestige of Moscow.

2 Doing The Right Thing

Author : David Greene
Genre :  Education  Books  Professional & Technical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-11-19
Description :  Who controls today’s conversation about what education should be in the classroom? Bill Gates? Arne Duncan? Michelle Rhee? Media? Politiicans? Who has gained more and more control of what actually goes on in the classroom? Bill Gates? Arne Duncan? Michelle Rhee? Media? Polticians? Why? Where are the voices of the thousands of talented and loved teachers whose classrooms should be models of what works regardless of the socioeconomic environment they are located. I am but one of many. Each of us has gotten to be who we are as teachers through our own set of circumstances. We, like all other professionals learn our craft through our experiences as well as our academic preparation. Some of us get to pass on what we have learned about our craft by becoming supervisors, mentors, or university lecturers. I have mentored new teachers. I have taught a graduate education class. But those endeavors have reached relatively few. I have even spawned new teachers, inspired by me, but those are even fewer. Initially it is why started writing this book. Much of it started as advice to give to my mentees. Then some suggested to me to write a book. So I did!

3 He Could Make Words Sing

Author : David Greene
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships  History  United States 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-11-20
Description :  Walk through the extraordinarily tumultuous 20th century with Harry Greissman. His story recounts the issues so many Americans faced then and now, well into the 21st century: Immigration. Economic deprivation. Lost Love. War. Discrimination at work. The transition from urban to suburban life. A working couple raising a family. His story should resonate with most Americans.<br /><br /> At the same time look at the events of the present to better understand the history that led to them. Compare and contrast. Relax... and see that no matter how bad the social media-exaggerated issues are today, they do not compare with the issues faced by those who survived the 20th century.<br /> With the use of excerpts from love letters and letters sent from the war front back home, as well as sharing original documents, records, and photos, Greene pieces together the life of Harry and ties it into the generational history of the last century. His story is America's story.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>David Greene</b>: He has been interviewed by or featured in <i>The Washington Post, Education Weekly</i>, <i>US News and World Report</i>, scores of radio shows, and at one time had the most-responded-to letter published in <i>The New York Times</i>. He is also the author of <i>Doing the Right Thing</i>, an insider's view on the state of American education. He taught social studies and coached football at A.E. Stevenson HS in the Bronx, Woodlands HS in Greenburgh NY, and Scarsdale HS in Scarsdale NY, for 38 years. He was an adjunct and field supervisor for Fordham University thus mentoring Teach For America Corps Members in the Bronx, Corp Members in the Bronx. He was a staff member of WISE Services and treasurer of Save Our Schools. He was born in Los Angeles but was raised in the South Bronx. He went to public schools in the Bronx, including The Bronx High School of Science. He graduated from Fordham University's Undergraduate School of Education. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

4 Midnight in Siberia

Author : David Greene
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-10-20
Description :  Travels with NPR host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin.<br /><br />Far away from the trendy cafés, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists.<br /><br />Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene’s journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. In quadruple-bunked cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country’s snowy landscape, Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years.<br /><br />These travels offer a glimpse of the new Russia—a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity but continues to endure oppression, corruption, a dwindling population, and stark inequality.<br /><br />We follow Greene as he finds opportunity and hardship embodied in his fellow train travelers and in conversations with residents of towns throughout Siberia.<br /><br />We meet Nadezhda, an entrepreneur who runs a small hotel in Ishim, fighting through corrupt layers of bureaucracy every day. Greene spends a joyous evening with a group of babushkas who made international headlines as runners-up at the Eurovision singing competition. They sing Beatles covers, alongside their traditional songs, finding that music and companionship can heal wounds from the past. In Novosibirsk, Greene has tea with Alexei, who runs the carpet company his mother began after the Soviet collapse and has mixed feelings about a government in which his family has done quite well. And in Chelyabinsk, a hunt for space debris after a meteorite landing leads Greene to a young man orphaned as a teenager, forced into military service, and now figuring out if any of his dreams are possible.<br /><br />Midnight in Siberia is a lively travel narrative filled with humor, adventure, and insight. It opens a window onto that country’s complicated relationship with democracy and offers a rare look into the soul of twenty-first-century Russia.

5 The Hidden Costs of Reward

Author : Mark R. Lepper & David Greene
Genre :  Psychology  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $54.99
Release Date :  2015-09-16
Description :  Originally published in 1978, this volume provided a broad survey of the latest research and theory, at the time, concerning the potential detrimental effects of inappropriate uses of tangible rewards to modify behaviour. Overall, this research questions the dominant paradigm within which reinforcers, by definition, have positive effects on performance and subsequent behaviour, and suggests new directions for the study of human motivation. In a series of five original integrative essays, the contributors summarize their own and related research programmes. These theoretical essays are complemented by two introductory chapters, that provide a historical context for this research, and four discussion chapters, that speak to broader issues, including both the implications and limitations of the research presented.<br /><br />At the time, this was the latest information on a most provocative area.

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