A Promising Life

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Author: Emily Arnold Mccully

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338043889

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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For as long as he can remember, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been told that a promising future lies ahead of him. After all, his mother is the great Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition of discovery. And thanks to his mother, Baptiste's life changes forever when Captain Clark offers him an education in the bustling new city of St. Louis. There, his mother charges him to "learn everything" - reading, writing, languages, mathematics. His life becomes a whirl of new experiences: lessons, duels, dances, elections. He makes friends and undertakes unexpected journeys to far-off places. But he also witnesses the injustices Clark, as a US agent for Indian Affairs, forces upon the Osage, the Arikara, the Mandan, and so many others. He sees the effect of what some call "progress" on the land and on the people who have lived there for generations. And he must choose what path he will take and what place he will have in a rapidly changing society.

Race, Education, and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens

Counterstories and Counterspaces

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Author: John R. Chaney,Joni Schwartz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498540910

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book combines scholarly research with real-life testimonials to explore the nexus of Critical Race Theory and education. It offers a serious and responsible analysis of how racial practices in America impact the effectiveness of education as a reentry tool to reverse recidivism and mass incarceration.

At Home with the Templetons

A Novel

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Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345518640

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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When the Templeton family takes up residence in an imposing and long-empty manor in the countryside of Victoria, Australia, the locals begin to buzz with gossip. The seven Templetons moved from England and seem unusual, peculiar even—especially when they begin to lead tours through the stately home while dressed in period costume. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbors, single mother Nina Donovan and her son, Tom. Though they try to keep their distance from the often shocking Templeton dramas, Nina and Tom find their lives unexpectedly entwined with this enigmatic family, much to the delight of Gracie, the youngest Templeton daughter. Then one day, a tragedy tears them all apart. In the grand estate, the stage is set for years of betrayal and heartbreak, love and affection, to be revealed—and, perhaps, resolved—as the Templetons try to make amends. At Home with the Templetons is Monica McInerney’s best book yet—a captivating and moving story that spans two decades, illuminating the perils and pleasures of love, friendship, and family. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Greetings from Somewhere Else, and Upside Down Inside Out.

The Unfinished Project

Toward a Postmetaphysical Humanism

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Author: Lorenzo Charles Simpson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415916387

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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As humanity becomes increasingly interconnected through globalization, the question of whether community is possible within culturally diverse societies has returned as a principal concern for contemporary thought. Lorenzo Simpson charges that the current discussion is stuck at an impasse-between postmodernism's fragmented notions of cultural difference and humanism's homogeneous versions of community. Simpson proposes an alternative-one that bridges cultural differences without erasing them. He argues that we must establish common aesthetic and ethical standards incorporating sensitivity to difference if we are to achieve cross-cultural understanding.

Backlands

The Canudos Campaign

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Author: Euclides da Cunha

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460857

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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An important new translation of a fundamental work of Brazilian literature Written by a former army lieutenant, civil engineer, and journalist, Backlands is Euclides da Cunha's vivid and poignant portrayal of Brazil's infamous War of Canudos. The deadliest civil war in Brazilian history, the conflict during the 1890s was between the government and the village of Canudos in the northeastern state of Bahia, which had been settled by 30,000 followers of the religious zealot Antonio Conselheiro. Far from just an objective retelling, da Cunha's story shows both the significance of this event and the complexities of Brazilian society. Published here in a new translation by Elizabeth Lowe, and featuring an introduction by one of the foremost scholars of Latin America, this is sure to remain one of the best chronicles of war ever penned.

The Life and Times of a Black Southern Doctor

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Author: Gwendolyn Hoff

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469190192

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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The Life and Times of a Black Southern Doctor, or LATOBSD as it will be referred to from here on in this condensation, is a saga of life in the panhandle of Florida from 1896 to 1956 and a bit beyond. Doctor Alpha Omega Campbell was an actual practicing physician in and around Tallahassee between 1913 and 1956. In 1956, at the age of 67, A.O. Campbell was convicted of manslaughter in the death of a Jacksonville mother of two, after allegedly performing a criminal abortion that eventually results in her dying. On in years and eyeing semi-retirement, he is sent Floridas hardest prison for four of his remaining years. LATOBSD begins 1 years into the doctors incarceration at the time of his dear wifes funeral. Maggie Lou Campbell did not do well with her husband hundreds of miles away. She has been watching their empire of wealth and real estate crumble around her, spurred on by numerous jealous conspirators who position themselves like sharks around a school of hapless fish. It is from that point backward, I transport the reader back in time, before Maggie Lou was conceived by her multi-racial mother with the help of one of Leon Countys most respected grocers and back when Alfrey (A.O.) Campbells family was beholding to a deep-rooted plantation owner; some called it slavery in the post emancipation south. From this time forward, I undertake the task of fictionalizing a seemingly unmeasurable share of people and events. Most of this recounting of the doctors affairs is true to history, used as a guidepost for the seventy-some year story line. There are many people amongst the ensemble that closely resemble many of those that truly did exist, back when the delineation between black and white was beginning to show signs of gray. Yet as close as the Campbells pushed that line towards equality, a stronger force bludgeoned them back where they belonged. As tempting as it was to make this biographical, I could not. Case in point, the considerable liberty taken, especially as it applies to the more famous characters I have inserted in this moderately loosely-tied account of what really happened. If you think historical fiction is tough, staying true to events, multiply that by two and you have a biography; there will always be someone who says: That isnt the way it happened.. So as we traipse our way into the wonderful world of fiction. Consider this list of names and events (In order of their appearance): I. The Spanish-American War II. 25th President: William McKinley III. The Galveston Hurricane1900 IV. 26th President: Theodore Roosevelt V. George Eastman (sister Judith) VI. Suffragette: Emmeline Pankhurst VII. The San Francisco Earthquake1906 VIII. Playwright: Sir James Barrie IX. World War I X. Mary PickfordEarly Hollywood XI. The Pacific Clipper Flying BoatsPanAm XII. Roswell, New Mexico: Area 51 Whoowah Nellie. What does any of this have to do with a black Southern doctor you ask? That is what makes history fun, even if much of this stuff did not come down quite the way I write it. I promise to dedicate the 20th chapter to the process of sorting the beef from the bull; the inconsistencies you all will gladly point out while reading along as the decades peel away. The bottom line is that LATOBSD is not just about the doctor.

Words of a Lifetime

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Author: T. L. Daniel

Publisher: Tony Daniel

ISBN: 1434836835

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 142

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WORDS OF A LIFETIME THE FEELINGS OF LOVE, ROMANCE, HATE, SORROW, JOY, HEART BREAK, HOPES AND DREAMS ARE ALL CAPTURED WITHIN THIS PASSIONATELY WRITTEN COLLECTION OF WORKS... BY T.L. DANIEL

Crossing Your Jordan

Handling Life's Many Turbulent Moments

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Author: James T. Murphy, Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456811785

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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In the maze of trying to live a life worthy of the sacred calling runs parallel with the various trials and tribulations that often must be defeated if victory is to be experienced. Each Christian faces what I have defined as Jordan Rivers which often flows with the high currency that can sweep one under to drown in the sea of pain and frustration. Crossing Your Jordan is an exposition through the biblical text of The Book of Joshua as he leads the people of Israel across the Jordan River into the land of victory (Canaan) encountering an expedition that provides various helpful insights into how Christians can be victorious in crossing the Jordan Rivers of life. These are preached sermons that assisted a congregation across diverse Jordans that hopefully will come alongside those who find themselves in familiar territory.

Mood Swings

"Real Issues In Life"

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Author: Tonette C. Robinson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491830352

Category: Psychology

Page: 114

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“The contents of Mood Swings, “Real Issues In Life,” explains how people in society can possibly deal with their own mood felt throughout their lifetimes. This piece of literature provides valuable information to some of the everyday problems that some citizens face in reality beyond their control. Facts are full of information gained by reading the knowledge on the subject matter expressed to you. As we become familiar with all different kinds of mood swings involving real issues we encounter in our personal and professional lives, they have a tendency to develop at any given time. At the cost of not one person's own faults, we do not always know what the implication of exactly how it tends to invade one's life will turn out to be. While these issues develop, it is how you handle them in life that gets you over obstacles, so that your situation improves for the betterment of human mankind. Mood Swings, “Real Issues In Life,” is intended for any one sole person to be informed and inspired after reading the chapters that some people encounter in their daily walks of life. This piece of literature's sole purpose is to give some insight, intuitive, knowledge after reading the information that it provides to many people around the world.”

The Eclectic Review

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Author: Samuel Greatheed,Daniel Parken,Theophilus Williams,Josiah Conder,Thomas Price,Jonathan Edwards Ryland,Edwin Paxton Hood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Policing the Police

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Author: Praveen Kumar

Publisher: AUTHOR

ISBN: N.A

Category: Police

Page: 363

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With reference to India.

Words of Wisdom (Volume 59)

1001 Quotes & Quotations

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Author: Dr Purushothaman

Publisher: Centre For Human Perfection

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 166

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Quotes & Quotations are the Words of Vision & Wisdom of famous Thinkers, Philosophers & Spiritual persons of the world. They are the real Insights originated from the Heart & Mind of these persons.These invaluable Quotes are really a guiding force for the entire Humanity. Here, I am making a simple effort to collect & compile these useful Quotes of great persons for the general reader, in a series of Volumes (1-100) under the title “Words of Wisdom”.

Brother Musicians

Reminiscences of Edward and Walter Bache

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Author: Constance Bache

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108057527

Category: History

Page: 378

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A 1901 memoir of two Victorian musicians, Francis Edward and Walter Bache, whose lives illuminate a rich period in British music.

Genius Denied

How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds

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Author: Jan Davidson,Bob Davidson,Laura Vanderkam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416595687

Category: Education

Page: 256

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With all the talk of failing schools these days, we forget that schools can fail their brightest students, too. We pledge to "leave no child behind," but in American schools today, thousands of gifted and talented students fall short of their potential. In Genius Denied, Jan and Bob Davidson describe the "quiet crisis" in education: gifted students spending their days in classrooms learning little beyond how to cope with boredom as they "relearn" material they've already mastered years before. This lack of challenge leads to frustration, underachievement, and even failure. Some gifted students become severely depressed. At a time when our country needs a deep intellectual talent pool, the squandering of these bright young minds is a national tragedy. There are hundreds of thousands of highly gifted children in the U.S. and millions more whose intelligence is above average, yet few receive the education they deserve. Many school districts have no gifted programs or offer only token enrichment classes. Education of the gifted is in this sorry state, say the Davidsons, because of indifference, lack of funding, and the pernicious notion that education should have a "leveling" effect, a one-size-fits-all concept that deliberately ignores the needs of the gifted. But all children are entitled to an appropriate education, insist the authors, those left behind as well as those who want to surge ahead. The Davidsons show parents and educators how to reach and challenge gifted students. They offer practical advice based on their experience as founders of a nonprofit organization that assists gifted children. They show parents how to become their children's advocates, how to win support for gifted students within the local schools, and when and how to go outside the school system. They discuss everything from acceleration ("skipping" a grade) to homeschooling and finding mentors for children. They tell stories of real parents and students who overcame poor schooling environments to discover the joy of learning. Genius Denied is an inspiring book that provides a beacon of hope for children at risk of losing their valuable gift of intellectual potential.

Assessment of Carbon Footprint in Different Industrial Sectors

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Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9814585750

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

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Followed by the previous part (Volume-1), Volume-2 of carbon footprint assessment book deals with the assessment of carbon footprint in different other sectors, which were not dealt in the first part. Attention on Carbon footprint is growing day-by-day from the public, government and media. Certainly it is one of the most important topics in the agenda of every nation, which is trying its best to reduce its carbon footprint to the maximum possible extent. Every manufacturing industry or sector would like to reduce the carbon footprint of its products and consumers are looking for the products which emit lower carbon emissions in their entire life cycle. Assessment of Carbon footprint for different products, processes and services and also carbon labeling of products have become familiar topics in the recent past in various industrial sectors. Every industry has its unique assessment and modeling techniques, allocation procedures, mitigation methods and labeling strategies for its carbon emissions. With this background, volume two of this book has been framed with dedicated chapters on carbon footprint assessment on various industrial sectors, apart from the ones covered in Volume 1. In each chapter, details pertaining to the assessment methodologies of carbon footprint followed in a particular industry, challenges in calculating the carbon footprint, case studies of various products in that particular industry, mitigation measures to be followed to trim down the carbon footprint, recommendations for further research are discussed in detail.

BRAVING THE SHADOWS

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Author: HAL MCFARLAND

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496913027

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Summary of Braving the Shadows Local leaders in a village in Cucuta, Colombia struggle with ways to improve their town and to prevent the continued encroachment of land-grabbers and an over zealous government. At the same time, half a world away, a small town in Kentucky is struggling to unravel a murder and a counterfeiting ring. It becomes apparent to the local sheriff and a Secret Service agent who have joined forces that the murder and counterfeiting problems are but a small part of their town's difficulties; and as they uncover the international nature of these crimes, the body count increases. These two investigators are not many days into their case before they realize that there are very few people around them who are what they seem; and it is by ferreting out who they are not that the mystery is finally solves.

“Between Two Worlds” Hans Gerth

Eine Biografie 1908–1978

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Author: Nobuko Gerth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3663093964

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Dieses Jahrbuch veröffentlicht erstmalig - in englischer Sprache- die zusammenhängende Biografie des Sozialwissenschaftlers Hans Gerth. Es ist das intellektuelle Porträt eines der letzten Mannheim-Schüler und namhaften sozialwissenschaftlichen Emigrées und zugleich angesichts des verarbeiteten bisher unbekannten Korrespondenzmaterials ein Zeitdokument ersten Ranges.

And Never Let Her Go

Thomas Capano The Deadly Seducer

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Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202791

Category: True Crime

Page: 480

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From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover. The author of fifteen New York Times national bestsellers, Ann Rule, a former Seattle policewoman, has researched thousands of homicides and understands every facet of murder investigation. Now, in the most complex and shocking book of her long career, she delves into the motivation that drove a seemingly successful man to kill, and she explores heretofore unknown aspects of a fatal affair between a beautiful young woman who moved confidently in the heady world of the upper echelons of government and a widely admired millionaire attorney who was an immensely popular political figure. On June 27, 1996, thirty-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, forty-seven, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Son of a wealthy contractor, former state prosecutor, partner in a prestigious law firm, advisor to governors and mayors, Tom Capano had a soft-spoken and considerate manner that endeared him to many. Although recently estranged from his wife, he was a devoted father to his four beautiful young daughters, the trusted son of his widowed mother, and the backbone of his extended family. But sometime after 9:15 that night when Anne Marie and Tom left a Philadelphia restaurant, something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would be forty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely. Ann Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Fahey and Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted, and deadly relationship. Through her impeccable research, Rule peels away layer after layer of deception to reveal a man who lived a secret life for decades, a man so greedy that he would sacrifice anyone to gain what he desired. One of his many mistresses -- all of whom were unknown to one another -- was Deborah MacIntyre, an attractive and wealthy member of one of Wilmington's oldest families and an administrator of an elite private school. She, too, would become part of the mystery surrounding Anne Marie's disappearance. As three prominent families are destroyed to satisfy one man's jealous obsessions, this unfathomable tragedy becomes a tale that few would believe if it were presented as fiction. Shockingly, it is all true. Destined to become a classic,...And Never Let Her Go is a riveting account of forbidden love and murder among the rich and powerful, and a chilling insight into the evil that sometimes hides behind even the most charming façade.