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This Is Chance! is an electrifying and lavishly empathetic portrayal of one community rising above the randomness, a real-life fable of human connection withstanding chaos.

Author: Jon Mooallem

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780525509936

Category: History

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The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster—and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together “A powerful, heart-wrenching book, as much art as it is journalism.”—The Wall Street Journal “A beautifully wrought and profoundly joyful story of compassion and perseverance.”—BuzzFeed (Best Books of the Year) In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis—the largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand-new. But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic 9.2 on the Richter Scale. For four and a half minutes, the ground lurched and rolled. Streets cracked open and swallowed buildings whole. And once the shaking stopped, night fell and Anchorage went dark. The city was in disarray and sealed off from the outside world. Slowly, people switched on their transistor radios and heard a familiar woman’s voice explaining what had just happened and what to do next. Genie Chance was a part-time radio reporter and working mother who would play an unlikely role in the wake of the disaster, helping to put her fractured community back together. Her tireless broadcasts over the next three days would transform her into a legendary figure in Alaska and bring her fame worldwide—but only briefly. That Easter weekend in Anchorage, Genie and a cast of endearingly eccentric characters—from a mountaineering psychologist to the local community theater group staging Our Town—were thrown into a jumbled world they could not recognize. Together, they would make a home in it again. Drawing on thousands of pages of unpublished documents, interviews with survivors, and original broadcast recordings, This Is Chance! is the hopeful, gorgeously told story of a single catastrophic weekend and proof of our collective strength in a turbulent world. There are moments when reality instantly changes—when the life we assume is stable gets upended by pure chance. This Is Chance! is an electrifying and lavishly empathetic portrayal of one community rising above the randomness, a real-life fable of human connection withstanding chaos.
2020-03-24 By Jon Mooallem

There is no mention of chance , or no chance , in the matter . . R. No , there is not
; but let us look at 2 Chron . xx . 37 , where the same event is alluded to , and
what have we ? The Prophet Eliezer says to Jehoshaphat , “ Because thou hast ...

Author: George W. MYLNE

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ISBN: BL:A0023445044

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1848 By George W. MYLNE

If a shot is heard to strike the target , the chance of its having hit the bull ' s eye is
of course . * If , however , two shots have been fired , to find the chance that the
best of the two has hit the bull ' s eye . This is easily solved by elementary ...

Author: Benjamin Williamson

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ISBN: UOM:39015063627759

Category: Calculus of variations

Page: 393

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Author: James Ene Henshaw

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ISBN: UVA:X001609254

Category: African drama (English)

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... 26 Rue St. Pierre , “ Rue Scribe , near the Boulevard Beaumarchais . Paris . "
66 Although Bentley knew these letters by heart , he thought it best Marsden
should tell the story in his own way . But at this point he 90 A DESPERATE
CHANCE .

Author: James Douglas Jerrold Kelley

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN1EXA

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A law is , I believe , conceded by the scientific and philosophic dogmatists ;
unless they assert that all is chance , they must allow a law , for if there was no
law , all must be chance - chance and uniformity are direct opposites . To
suppose that ...

Author: F. R. Waring

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ISBN: BL:A0025152103

Category: Psychology

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1871 By F. R. Waring

It is Chance ! What is it that makes the Sun , and Moon , and Stars to shine in their
appointed seasons ? It is Chance ! What is it that calls Spring and Summer , and
Autumn , and Winter , in their times , and bids them go again ? This too is ...

Author: Midland-metropolitan magazine

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ISBN: OXFORD:590679874

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I believe they have imbibed my feeling ; though it is strange how in the commerce
of the world , chance , in their friendships , has apparently baffled my designs . ” “
Oh ! do not say it is chance , sir , ” said Coningsby , looking up , and speaking ...

Author: Benjamin Disraeli

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ISBN: BL:A0022701812

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This vagueness is of little consequence in common life , because in most cases it
is impossible to make an accurate estimate of a chance , and the expressions are
, perhaps , as accurate as the estimates themselves which we wish to express .

Author: William Allen Whitworth

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ISBN: CHI:10991030

Category: Calculus of operations

Page: 160

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I believe they have imbibed my feeling ; though it is strange how in the commerce
of the world , chance , in their friendships , has apparently baffled my designs . ' '
Oh ! do not say it is chance , sir , ' said Coningsby , looking up , and speaking ...

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (earl of Beaconsfield.)

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ISBN: OXFORD:600057427

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And now I have to put my heart on the line to prove otherwise. Decidedly by Chance is a standalone romance. All the books in the series can be read in any order.

Author: Stina Lindenblatt

Publisher: Stina Lindenblatt

ISBN: 9781999392635

Category: Fiction

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She's pregnant with another man's baby. He's now the father to his little niece. A sexy rom com with all the feels! Single Mom-To-Be Rule #1: watch out for those horny hormones. Oops. After a childhood of bouncing from one foster home to another and a series of failed relationships, I’ve taken matters into my own hands when it comes to starting a family. Or rather, someone else’s hand. And a plastic cup. I’d rather be a single mom than be let down again, and I’m definitely not looking for a baby daddy. That includes sexy workaholic game designer Wes Chiasson, thank you very much. *** My software company has been my number one, two, and three priorities. But that all changes when I suddenly become the guardian of my three-year-old niece. Now my world has turned topsy-turvy with princesses and little-girl tea parties. When Hannah Morrell needs a place to stay after the pipes in her apartment burst, I invite her to move in with my niece and me. Hannah is a pediatric nurse, and given my situation, who could ask for a better roommate? Sounds easy. Right? It is—until emotions get tossed into the mix. Because if there’s one thing history has taught Hannah, it’s that the people who’ve gained her love can’t be trusted. And now I have to put my heart on the line to prove otherwise.
2019-09-19 By Stina Lindenblatt

To sum up , Einstein restricts the operation of chance to the instant of decay ( at S
) , whose details we ignore , but which we believe creates pairs whose hidden
variables à are different . By contrast , Bohr believes that chance operates at the ...

Author: Charles Ruhla

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015020870211

Category: Games of chance (Mathematics).

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This is an introduction to the ideas of randomness that are central to much of modern physics and have overthrown the 'clock-work universe' conceptions of earlier centuries. The author shows how the laws of probability and statistics were developed by such mathematicians as Fermat, Pascal, and Gauss, and how they received their first major application in physics in the kinetic theory of gases developed by Maxwell and Boltzmann.
1992 By Charles Ruhla

chance that one of the three tickets is the marked one . In the latter method there
are ten tickets , of which three are marked ; and the chance that A wins the prize
is the chance that at his single drawing he takes one of the three marked tickets .

Author: Richard Anthony Proctor

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ISBN: NWU:35556022804942

Category: Gambling

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The alternative to final cause is chance . ... such a thing as chance in the world ,
but in what sense the word is to be understood when used in speaking of actual
events . To say that a thing has come by chance is no denial of an efficient cause
.

Author: Milton Valentine

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ISBN: CHI:090019201

Category: Natural theology

Page: 274

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The brand-new sunny, funny, feel-good rom com from bestselling Beth Garrod. Meg had a disastrous first kiss she would rather forget, but this is the summer she puts it behind her.

Author: Beth Garrod

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781407194769

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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The brand-new sunny, funny, feel-good rom com from bestselling Beth Garrod. Meg had a disastrous first kiss she would rather forget, but this is the summer she puts it behind her. This is the summer she has a perfect, swoony, just-like-in-the-movies kiss with a hot boy - and what better setting than the sun-drenched Greek island she's holidaying on? But with three very different boys vying for her attention, this mission to reset her first kiss may be more complicated than she bargained for...
2019-07-04 By Beth Garrod

Chance is but a mere name , and really nothing ing out into a man ' s praise till
his head is laid in itself ; a conception of our minds , and only in the dust . Whilst
he is capable of changing , a compendious way of speaking , whereby we we
may ...

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXDV6C

Category: Quotations, English

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How often events by chance , and upss . A BARRIER pectedly come to pass ,
which you had not All ceremonies are , in themselves , very dared even to hope
for . Terence . silly thing ; but yet a man of the world THE MAIN . should krow
them .

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ISBN: UOM:39015031226866

Category: Quotations, English

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Author: SJ McCoy

Publisher: Xenion, Inc

ISBN: 9781946220240

Category: Fiction

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2017-07-11 By SJ McCoy

... is one thing quite certain , Mr. Montgomerie , there is no illusion in this : I never
saw anything so utterly beautiful as the country here , though there may be
illusion in the thought that because it is so lovely it will surely 152 TIME AND
CHANCE .

Author: Mrs. Tom Kelly

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ISBN: UIUC:30112047688574

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1882 By Mrs. Tom Kelly

From the supernatural point of view people say : This chance , as you call it , is ,
in reality , the action of providence . Man may give himself what trouble he will , -
God leads him all the same . ' Only , unfortunately , this supposed intervention as
 ...

Author: Henri Frédéric Amiel

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ISBN: UOM:39015066712228

Category: Authors, Swiss

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