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James Bradley - Author

About the Author

James Bradley is the author of three novels - Wrack, The Deep Field  and The Resurrectionist, and a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus. His books have won or been shortlisted for a number of major Australian and international literary awards, and he has twice been named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists. He lives in Sydney.

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China Mirage

China Mirage

Author: James Bradley Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2015

"e;Bradley is sharp and rueful, and a voice for a more seasoned, constructive vision of our international relations with East Asia."e; --Christian Science Monitor James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: noble Chinese peasants eager to Westernize.The media propagated this mirage, and FDR believed that supporting Chiang Kai-shek would make China America's best friend in Asia. But Chiang was on his way out and when Mao Zedong instead came to power, Americans were shocked, wondering how we had "e;lost China."e;From the 1850s to the origins of the Vietnam War, Bradley reveals how American misconceptions about China have distorted our policies and led to the avoidable deaths of millions. The China Mirage dynamically explores the troubled history that still defines U.S.-Chinese relations today.

The China Mirage The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

The China Mirage The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

Author: James Bradley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/04/2015

From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers, Flyboys and The Imperial Cruise, a spellbinding history of turbulent U.S - China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent. In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they - good Christians all - profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways. And that was just the beginning. From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt, from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University, from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A-Bomb, THE CHINA MIRAGE explores a difficult century that defines U.S - Chinese relations to this day.

Clade

Clade

Author: James Bradley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2015

A provocative, urgent novel about time, family and how a changing planet might change our lives, from James Bradley, acclaimed author of The Resurrectionistand editor of The Penguin Book of the Ocean.Compelling, challenging and resilient, over ten beautifully contained chapters,Clade canvasses three generations from the very near future to late this century. Central to the novel is the family of Adam, a scientist, and his wife Ellie, an artist.Clade opens with them wanting a child and Adam in a quandary about the wisdom of this. Their daughter proves to be an elusive little girl and then a troubled teenager, and by now cracks have appeared in her parents' marriage. Their grandson is in turn a troubled boy, but when his character reappears as an adult he's an astronomer, one set to discover something astounding in the universe. With great skill James Bradley shifts us subtly forward through the decades, through disasters and plagues, miraculous small moments and acts of great courage. Elegant, evocative, understated and thought-provoking, it is the work of a writer in command of the major themes of our time.Praise for James Bradley's The Resurrectionist:'Thrilling, chilling, and riveting to read.' Richard Flanagan'A novel with its own ringing descriptive voice . . . the work of a strong talent.' Peter Pierce

Element Of Need

Element Of Need

Author: James Bradley Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2012

Beneath its peaceful exterior, the city of Adelaide and its surrounding areas have a dark history. From the disappearance of the Beaumont children to the Snowtown killings in the 1990s, it has been home to a long series of brutal and baffling killings and abductions. In The Element of Need, acclaimed author James Bradley uses this long history of violence as the basis of a fascinating exploration not just of his own childhood and adolescence, but of the psychic landscape of this most haunted of cities.

Beauty's Sister

Beauty's Sister

Author: James Bradley Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2012

Juniper, living deep in the forest with her parents, is stunned to discover that the beautiful girl living isolated in a nearby tower is her sister. When the two girls meet, what begins as a fascination and a friendship ultimately develops into something truly sinister. A story of jealousy, passion and power, Beauty's Sister is a dark and gripping reimagining of one of our oldest tales, Rapunzel, from acclaimed novelist James Bradley. 'Offered what I have longed for from other recent pop culture forays into fairytale extension. Utilising fable tropes such as sibling rivalry, childhood misadventure and sorcery, Beauty's Sister took me into its world.' Killings, the Kill Your Darlings blog

Improving Business Processes Using Lean

Improving Business Processes Using Lean

Author: James Bradley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2011

This textbook is a concise introduction to the essential concepts and tools used in the Lean method of improving business processes; it constitutes a sufficient toolkit to enable a reader to successfully improve business processes in their workplace. While Lean was first applied in manufacturing, arguably evolving out of the Toyota Production System, it is now applied widely to service and administrative processes as well. Lean, in comparison with other business improvement processes such as Six Sigma, relies on intuitive concepts rather than complex mathematics. Thus, a short, non-technical, understandable, and engaging text can successfully convey the essential principles of Lean and empower the reader. Besides describing the concepts of Lean, plentiful examples and brief case studies illustrate the application of Lean in different contexts including manufacturing, healthcare, food service, administrative processes, distribution, and retail. Besides giving a clear idea of how to apply Lean in various contexts, the examples illustrate which Lean tools are most appropriate in the various contexts. This book focuses on how to do Lean in terms of what the Lean tools are and how to apply them. What this book is not is an in-depth coverage of other organizational issues associated with the successful implementation of Lean. Because these issues are important, very brief coverage is included in the Section/Chapter entitled Other Considerations in Lean. Each subsection in this chapter would be extremely brief and would outline the relevant issues, but in no way would thoroughly discuss these topics. References would be included here for those readers who wish to pursue future study in this area.

Officer Exchange Program Musical

Officer Exchange Program Musical

Author: James Bradley Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2010

Imperial Cruise

Imperial Cruise

Author: James Bradley Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2009

In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name.In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul.In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.

Wrack

Wrack

Author: James Bradley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2008

Archaeologist David Norfolk is searching for a 400-year-old Portuguese shipwreck off the coast of New South Wales. Such a find would rewrite the history of Australia. But instead he unearths the body of a man murdered fifty years earlier, and begins to unravel a more personal kind of history. An elderly recluse, dying in a nearby shack, seems to know something of the corpse's identity - and also its connection to the shipwreck. He begins telling David about his own past, a story of a life marred by ambition, sexual passion, rivalry, deceit and betrayal. But will he give David the information he needs before it is too late? A haunting tale of the lure of the imagination and the destructive workings of obsession, Wrack is a first novel of unusual reach and suggestive power.

Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

Author: James Bradley, Ron Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2007

Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jimaand into history. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island.From the Hardcover edition.

Ravens and Crows

Ravens and Crows

Author: James Bradley Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2006

To many people, there's something a bit scary about a big black crow or a raven, which is the largest member of the crow family. Crows and Ravens shows that these birds aren't so frightening after all. Investigate the world of these lively birds--how they find food, build nests, and raise families while struggling to stay alive in a changing world.

The Bat

The Bat

Author: James Bradley Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2006

For many people, just the word bat sends a chill up their spines. Some people believe bats attack humans in the night, sucking their blood. Others think of bats as flying mice--disease-carrying pests. The Bat explains the many myths surrounding bats and reveals how helpful and interesting these creatures really are.