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 Drawing on ten years of research culled from family lore, newspaper archives, historical documents and the recorded recollections of Earle's contemporaries, author Andrew Erlich weaves a fascinating bio-fictional account of a remarkable man and the cast of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.

Night of Long Shadows

The Inquisitives

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Author: Paul Crilley

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786956496

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Explore the dark under-belly of Khorvaire with Eberron's version of the private detective - The Inquisitives! Nights of the Long Shadow: the three nights of the year when the darkest powers of the world gain strength and rise to prey upon the unwary. When one of Sharn's most famed Inquisitives is hired to investigate a brutal murder at Morgrave University, his brilliance may be his damnation, as he uncovers a trail of blood leading from the deediest neighborhoods of the City of Towers to the highest reaches of power. From the Paperback edition.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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: Clarissa Jones

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412024048

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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Isabella was the second child born to Dorothy Mileson, her first child, William, a lovely boy whom she adored, died when he was three years old. She had no love for the little girl who replaced William and so began the rejection of Isabella. Isabella overcame rejection and battled on wanting to write stories, she went to college and taught successfully at various schools - married Adrian who exclaimed 'I want a companion not a writer' Stories were shelved when Adrian died, she wrote two successful books which proved her undoing. Richard, a former boyfriend bought her books, traced Isabella and offered marriage - her refusal led to tragedy.

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

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.

The Long, Long Shadow

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Author: LaVerne Hutchison

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 1458207153

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

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The compelling life of Mary before and after the birth of her son, Jesus, is imaginatively retold in this inspiring novel. Young Mary of Nazareth has been blessed beyond compare. Gabriel, the Angel of the Lord, has told her that she will be the mother of Jesus, the Messiah long promised by the heavenly Father. But she lives in a society where purity is required and out-of-wedlock pregnancy is punishable by death. Mary knows how important this child will be, and she believes in the Lord to keep her safe. Although Joseph, the young man to whom she is betrothed, struggles to understand Mary's situation, he stands beside her and defends her from those who would do her harm. Only after the baby is born does the young couple begin to realize the impact of their son, especially when they are visited first by shepherds and later by a trio of wise men. After Jesus's birth, Mary is constantly aware of God's plan. She listens to Him, spends time in prayer, and faces the joys and struggles of motherhood. Above all, she knows that God has a special plan for her son, and as Jesus grows, so does her faith. Yet it isn't until after He is crucified that she realizes the true significance of His life. A moving retelling of the story of Mary, The Long, Long Shadow offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of the mother of Jesus.

Daughters and Granddaughters of Farmworkers

Emerging from the Long Shadow of Farm Labor

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Author: Barbara Wells

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813570344

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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In Daughters and Granddaughters of Farmworkers, Barbara Wells examines the work and family lives of Mexican American women in a community near the U.S.-Mexican border in California’s Imperial County. Decades earlier, their Mexican parents and grandparents had made the momentous decision to migrate to the United States as farmworkers. This book explores how that decision has worked out for these second- and third-generation Mexican Americans. Wells provides stories of the struggles, triumphs, and everyday experiences of these women. She analyzes their narratives on a broad canvas that includes the social structures that create the barriers, constraints, and opportunities that have shaped their lives. The women have constructed far more settled lives than the immigrant generation that followed the crops, but many struggle to provide adequately for their families. These women aspire to achieve the middle-class lives of the American Dream. But upward mobility is an elusive goal. The realities of life in a rural, agricultural border community strictly limit social mobility for these descendants of immigrant farm laborers. Reliance on family networks is a vital strategy for meeting the economic challenges they encounter. Wells illustrates clearly the ways in which the “long shadow” of farm work continues to permeate the lives and prospects of these women and their families.

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.

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 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.

Kalter Süden / Weißer Tod

Zwei Kriminalromane

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Author: Liza Marklund

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713480

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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Zwei Fälle von Journalistin Annika Bengtzon in einem E-Book Bundle! Band 8: Kalter Süden Der Tod des Eishockey-Stars Sebastian Söderström schlägt hohe Wellen. Er und seine Familie sind einem Giftgasanschlag zum Opfer gefallen. Annika Bengtzon fliegt nach Marbella und recherchiert in der Welt der Superreichen, die zurückgezogen hinter hohen Mauern und umgeben von den teuersten Alarmeinrichtungen ein Leben in scheinbarer Sicherheit führen. In diesem Kosmos der glatten Oberflächen und gekühlten Räume ist Schweigen Gold, und Geheimnisse werden über Generationen bewahrt. Die spanische Polizei gibt den Fall schon bald resigniert auf. Doch Annika Bengtzon lässt sich nicht so leicht abweisen. Band 9: Weißer Tod In einer Schneewehe liegt eine blasse schöne Frau. Sie ist nicht die Erste, die in den vergangenen Monaten in einem Stockholmer Vorort erstochen wurde. Journalistin Annika Bengtzon glaubt nicht an einen Serienmörder und beginnt zu recherchieren. Plötzlich bricht eine Katastrophe über sie herein: Ihr Mann Thomas ist in Afrika entführt worden. Er ist derzeit in Nairobi mit einer internationalen politischen Delegation. Nach und nach exekutieren die Geiselnehmer die Mitglieder der Gruppe. Annika reist sofort dorthin und versucht mit allen Mitteln, ihren Mann zu retten.

The Long Shadow

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Author: Celia Fremlin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571312829

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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'Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.' Andrew Taylor The Long Shadow (1975), Celia Fremlin's ninth novel, tells a Christmas story with a difference. Imogen Barnicott's husband - a celebrated, cruel and egocentric professor of Classics - has recently died in a car accident. Now, to the pain of widowhood is added the attentions of an anonymous phone-caller who accuses Imogen of murder and alleges that he can prove it. But can Imogen be certain her husband is truly dead and gone? 'Genuine chiller... Splendid suspense in a brilliantly captured domestic setting.' Sunday Telegraph 'The story unfolds with brilliant ingenuity, always on the verge of explanation, ever plausibly plunging deeper.' Times

The Long Shadow

Culture and Politics in the Middle East

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Author: Daniel Pipes

Publisher: HOEPLI EDITORE

ISBN: 9780887388491

Category: History

Page: 303

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This is a book about politics by a historian. Though the subject matter closely resembles that of a political scientist, policy analyst, or journalist, the approach and treatment reflect the perspective available only to someone versed in the long shadow of the past. Daniel Pipes, a well-known writer on Middle East issues, offers the larger perspective so often missing. His study of the languages, religions, and culture, supplemented by years of personal experience in the region, give this book unusual depth. The Long Shadow concentrates on 5 vivid and critical topics of the Middle East. 1. The Islam and Public Life. Pipes, author of two books on Islam in politics and a recognized authority, assesses Islam in Iran, Iraq, and the Soviet Union, as well as Islam's role in anti-Semitism. 2. The Persian Gulf. Here Pipes examines the origins of the Iraq-Iran war, the curse of oil wealth, and shares insights gained from an unusual visit to Kuwait. 3. The Arab-Israeli Conflict. In some of his most original work Pipes argues that the struggle between Arabs on the question of Palestine is actually more central than the struggle between the Arabs and Israel. He sees the PLO as little more than a tool of the Arab states, and perceives the deep division between Jews and Arabs in Israel today is likely to be permanent. 4. Iranian, Lebanese, and Libyan Terrorism have greatly affected the tenor of Middle East politics. Pipes shows how they differ and why the Iranians pose the greatest threat to the United States. 5. The United States in the Middle East. Pipes examines U.S. policy toward the area and American media coverage, arguing that both follow idiosyncratic rhythms, and explaining these peculiarities against the backdrop of larger American interests in the region. While a number of Middle East specialists have written books or essays on the subjects addressed by Pipes, his book is distinguished both by its scope and its focus on the general reader as well as the specialist.