The Long Shadows

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Author: Andrew Erlich,Cara Van Miriah

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 0977408981

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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The Long Shadows: A True-Life Novel The Long Shadows is a fascinating true-life novel about Jacob Reuben Erlich, who, at 8 foot 6, was among the tallest men in the world. Best known by his stage name, Jack Earle, he would overcome crippling shyness, depression, temporary blindness and the physical challenges of a giant's frame to earn widespread acclaim during his career as a silent film star, circus performer, artist, poet and vaudevillian. Drawing on ten years of research culled from family lore, newspaper archives, historical documents and the recorded recollections of Earle's contemporaries, author Andrew Erlich weaves a fascinating bio-fictional account of a remarkable man and the cast of colorful characters who knew him. Along the way, we learn a great deal about courage, character, and one man's unique perspective on a broad sweep of history that encompassed the Great Depression, the immigrant experience in turn-of-the-century Texas, silent films, life in the circus, the modern art movement and the domestic anti-Semitism that accompanied the run-up to World War II.

The Long Shadows

A Global Environmental History of the Second World War

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Author: Simo Laakkonen,Richard P. Tucker,Timo Olavi Vuorisalo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870718793

Category: History

Page: 346

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The Long Shadows is the first book-length work to offer global perspectives on the environmental history of World War II. Based on long-term research, the selected articles represent the best available studies in different fields and countries. With contributions touching on Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, the book has a truly global approach.

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century

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Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393088634

Category: History

Page: 514

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A critically acclaimed historian describes the first World War in terms of its lasting impact on politics, diplomacy and economics as well as art and literature across the 20th century and not just as a precursor to World War II. 20,000 first printing.

The Long Shadow

The Morland Dynasty

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Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132937

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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1670: King Charles II's reign has brought peace and prosperity to the Morland family, but James II's ascent to the throne will shatter their restored fortunes. In Yorkshire, Morland Place has flourished during the Restoration, and in London the beautiful and sprited Annunciata, is now Countess of Chelmsford, a wealthy and well-connected woman, intimate with the Royal Family. But storm clouds gather over them all when the reign of James II brings rebellion and discord. Trouble is never far from Annunciata in these turbulent times. Jealousy, betrayal and violent death threaten her children, and for Annunciata herself comes the anguish of love lived in the long shadow of secrecy, a love that can only lead to tragedy.

Partition

The Long Shadow

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Author: Urvashi Butalia

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 935118949X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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The dark legacies of partition have cast a long shadow on the lives of people of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The borders that were drawn in 1947, and redrawn in 1971, divided not only nations and histories but also families and friends. The essays in this volume explore new ground in Partition research, looking into areas such as art, literature, migration, and notions of ‘foreignness’ and ‘belonging’. It brings focus to hitherto unaddressed areas of partition such as the northeast and Ladakh.

The Long Shadow

Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia

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Author: Muthiah Alagappa

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804760861

Category: History

Page: 571

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The Long Shadow investigates the purposes and roles of nuclear weapons in the new security environment, the nature and content of the national nuclear strategies of relevant states, and their implications for international security and stability in the Asian security region

The Long Shadow

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Author: Loretta Proctor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783060549

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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HISTORICAL FICTION. The Long Shadow is compelling historical novel which tells the human story of the Eastern campaign in Salonika and will appeal to readers of The Island and The Thread.

The Long Shadow of the British Empire

The Ongoing Legacies of Race and Class in Zambia

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Author: Juliette Bridgette Milner-Thornton

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230340180

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Long Shadow of the British Empire explores the lived experiences of formerly colonized people in the privacy of their homes, communities, workplaces, and classrooms, and the associations they created from these social interactions and the enduring legacies of their relationships. It examines the centrality of gender and social identity in the formation of non-western people in the British Empire more generally and Northern Rhodesia specifically. Combining anthropological and autoethnographical historical methods, it describes the social, economic, political, and educational disadvantages Eurafricans-more commonly known as 'Coloured' in Zambia-were subjected to on account of their mixed heritage and the legacies of these racist practices in their present-day lives.

Night of the Long Shadows

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Author: Paul Crilley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786942701

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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When one of the most famed Inquisitives is hired to investigate a murder, his brilliance might be his damnation when he uncovers a trail leading from a seedy neighborhood to the City of Towers.

The Long Shadow of Temperament

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Author: Jerome Kagan,Nancy Snidman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674039261

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 304

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We have seen these children--the shy and the sociable, the cautious and the daring--and wondered what makes one avoid new experience and another avidly pursue it. At the crux of the issue surrounding the contribution of nature to development is the study that Jerome Kagan and his colleagues have been conducting for more than two decades. In The Long Shadow of Temperament, Kagan and Nancy Snidman summarize the results of this unique inquiry into human temperaments, one of the best-known longitudinal studies in developmental psychology. These results reveal how deeply certain fundamental temperamental biases can be preserved over development. Identifying two extreme temperamental types--inhibited and uninhibited in childhood, and high-reactive and low-reactive in very young babies--Kagan and his colleagues returned to these children as adolescents. Surprisingly, one of the temperaments revealed in infancy predicted a cautious, fearful personality in early childhood and a dour mood in adolescence. The other bias predicted a bold childhood personality and an exuberant, sanguine mood in adolescence. These personalities were matched by different biological properties. In a masterly summary of their wide-ranging exploration, Kagan and Snidman conclude that these two temperaments are the result of inherited biologies probably rooted in the differential excitability of particular brain structures. Though the authors appreciate that temperamental tendencies can be modified by experience, this compelling work--an empirical and conceptual tour-de-force--shows how long the shadow of temperament is cast over psychological development.

The Long Shadows

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

ISBN: 9781899235216

Category: Authors

Page: 382

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Skilfully crafted and beautifully written, this novel is the story of Tim Harker-Jones, a writer bequeathed with the task of undertaking a biography of a friend from the past, an apparently xenophobic British novelist whose character could be thought to bear some resemblance to Philip Larkin. Set against the background of Thatcher's England and Ceusecscu's Romania, his task involves a series of intrigues that intertwine cultural ambition and political expediency and reveal a truth far more comolex than he initially expected.

The Season of the Long Shadow

The End of Separation

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Author: James T. King,Patrick E. Quirk

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595263828

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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The Season of the Long Shadow, the second book in the "Messenger Series" of Redpath novels, refers to an ancient Native American prophecy that is already passing over this land and warns of events which will affect everyone. It speaks of strange times ahead and the ultimate decision we will be asked to make. Which path will we follow? What will we need to choose our path wisely?This book provides indepth information on lessons to end Separation, steps to heal our spirit from within, and the Seven Warnings leading to the Season of the Long Shadow.

The Long Shadow

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Author: B. M. Bower

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775561429

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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B. M. Bower was one of the most prolific and popular writers in the early days of the Western genre, and stories like The Long Shadow explain the author's abiding popularity. From heartrending descriptions of the Western landscape, to budding romance, to action-packed chases and fight scenes, this novel truly has something for everyone.

Die Schlafwandler

Wie Europa in den Ersten Weltkrieg zog

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Author: Christopher Clark

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641118778

Category: History

Page: 896

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Bahnbrechende neue Erkenntnisse über den Weg in den Ersten Weltkrieg 1914 Lange Zeit galt es als ausgemacht, dass das deutsche Kaiserreich wegen seiner Großmachtträume die Hauptverantwortung am Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs trug. In seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Werk kommt der renommierte Historiker und Bestsellerautor Christopher Clark (Preußen) zu einer anderen Einschätzung. Clark beschreibt minutiös die Interessen und Motivationen der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in den europäischen Metropolen und zeichnet das Bild einer komplexen Welt, in der gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Fehleinschätzungen, Überheblichkeit, Expansionspläne und nationalistische Bestrebungen zu einer Situation führten, in der ein Funke genügte, den Krieg auszulösen, dessen verheerende Folgen kaum jemand abzuschätzen vermochte. Schon jetzt zeigt sich, dass »Die Schlafwandler« eine der wichtigsten Neuerscheinungen zum 100. Jahrestag des Ausbruchs des Ersten Weltkriegs sein wird.

The Long Shadow

Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood

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Author: Karl Alexander,Doris Entwisle,Linda Olson

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610448235

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology West Baltimore stands out in the popular imagination as the quintessential “inner city”—gritty, run-down, and marred by drugs and gang violence. Indeed, with the collapse of manufacturing jobs in the 1970s, the area experienced a rapid onset of poverty and high unemployment, with few public resources available to alleviate economic distress. But in stark contrast to the image of a perpetual “urban underclass” depicted in television by shows like The Wire, sociologists Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson present a more nuanced portrait of Baltimore’s inner city residents that employs important new research on the significance of early-life opportunities available to low-income populations. The Long Shadow focuses on children who grew up in west Baltimore neighborhoods and others like them throughout the city, tracing how their early lives in the inner city have affected their long-term well-being. Although research for this book was conducted in Baltimore, that city’s struggles with deindustrialization, white flight, and concentrated poverty were characteristic of most East Coast and Midwest manufacturing cities. The experience of Baltimore’s children who came of age during this era is mirrored in the experiences of urban children across the nation. For 25 years, the authors of The Long Shadow tracked the life progress of a group of almost 800 predominantly low-income Baltimore school children through the Beginning School Study Youth Panel (BSSYP). The study monitored the children’s transitions to young adulthood with special attention to how opportunities available to them as early as first grade shaped their socioeconomic status as adults. The authors’ fine-grained analysis confirms that the children who lived in more cohesive neighborhoods, had stronger families, and attended better schools tended to maintain a higher economic status later in life. As young adults, they held higher-income jobs and had achieved more personal milestones (such as marriage) than their lower-status counterparts. Differences in race and gender further stratified life opportunities for the Baltimore children. As one of the first studies to closely examine the outcomes of inner-city whites in addition to African Americans, data from the BSSYP shows that by adulthood, white men of lower status family background, despite attaining less education on average, were more likely to be employed than any other group in part due to family connections and long-standing racial biases in Baltimore’s industrial economy. Gender imbalances were also evident: the women, who were more likely to be working in low-wage service and clerical jobs, earned less than men. African American women were doubly disadvantaged insofar as they were less likely to be in a stable relationship than white women, and therefore less likely to benefit from a second income. Combining original interviews with Baltimore families, teachers, and other community members with the empirical data gathered from the authors’ groundbreaking research, The Long Shadow unravels the complex connections between socioeconomic origins and socioeconomic destinations to reveal a startling and much-needed examination of who succeeds and why.

The Long Shadow

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Author: Gaynor Gabriel

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481797247

Category: History

Page: 204

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Sarah, nine years old, endures yet another air-raid in the street shelter in Blitz-torn England. At the same time nine-year old Claude is practising an escape should their house in occupied France be raided by the Gestapo. Sarah and Claude, Jews, and their families experience the devastating effects of Nazi Germany. The children are deeply traumatised, Sarah by the fate of her mother during an air-raid and Claude by the 'disappearance' of his family. The effects of their tragic experiences are played out very differently. The early lives of the children, though in different cultures and different circumstances, manifest very similar parallel experiences. It is only when the two central characters meet as adults that the effects of the trauma show themselves clearly and very dramatically. The novel traces four generations of the two families through to the final powerful and moving outcome. "It becomes hard to put the book down......the narrative becomes truly wrenching. One hopes that Gabriel will keep writing; a remarkable beginning," - Kirkus Reviews "This is a well-charted tale of how great sorrow can colour lives long after the event." - BlueInk Review "Introspective and profoundly moving, Gabriel's realistic portrayal of war's aftermath will leave an enduring impression." - Foreword Reviews

The Long Shadow

A Christmas Story with a Difference

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Author: Celia Fremlin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571348114

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Jolted from sleep by the ringing of the telephone, Imogen fumbles through the dark, empty house to answer it. At first, she can't quite understand the man on the other end of the line. Surely he can't honestly be accusing her of killing her husband. Ivor died in a car crash two months ago - she may not be adjusting to widowhood very well, but Imogen certainly didn't murder him. As the nights draw in, Imogen finds her home filling up with unexpected Christmas guests - but they may be looking for more than just holiday cheer. Has someone been rifling through Ivor's papers? Who left the half-drunk whiskey bottle beside his favourite chair? And why won't that man stop phoning Imogen, insisting he can prove her guilt?

The long shadows of Lambeth X

a critical, eye-witness account of the tenth decennial conference of 462 bishops of the Anglican Communion

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Author: James Beasley Simpson,Edward M. Story

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 368

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The Long Shadow

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Author: Mark Mills

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755392337

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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From Mark Mills, author of the award-winning THE SAVAGE GARDEN comes THE LONG SHADOW, a first-class thriller in the vein of Robert Harris and William Boyd. Blood brothers or sworn enemies? You never forget what the fight was about... THE LONG SHADOW is a stunning depiction of resentment and revenge. Ben Makepeace has barely thought of Jacob since school. What he remembers is a competitive, manipulative boy, impinging on his life. Now Ben is the wrong side of forty with a young son to support and in need of a backer. A call to meet hedge-fund billionaire Victor Sheldon is promising, but there's a surprise in store - Victor is Jacob, now firmly entrenched in a gilded world of riches and glamour. History can cast a long shadow and while Ben believes his childhood is well over, he soon discovers the roots of the past dig deep.