What Happened to Johnnie Jordan?

The Story of a Child Turning Violent

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Author: Jennifer Toth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416576673

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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On an icy night five years ago, Johnnie Jordan -- just fourteen years old -- brutally murdered his elderly foster care mother, leaving the state of Ohio shocked and outraged. He could not tell police why he did it or even how it made him feel; all he knew was that something inside him made him kill. At the time, few people predicted the swift emergence of a class of young so-called "super-predators" -- criminals like Johnnie who injure and kill without conscience, personified to the nation by the Littleton, Colorado, tragedy in 1999. In What Happened to Johnnie Jordan? acclaimed journalist Jennifer Toth, author of The Mole People and Orphans of the Living, once again takes a look at the people in our society whom we so often discard and altogether ignore. As Toth investigates Johnnie's crime and life, she unravels the mysteries of a child murderer unable to identify his emotions even after they converge in acts of fury and rage. In the course of her research, Johnnie grows dangerously into a young man who "will probably kill again," he says, "though I don't want to." Yet he also demonstrates great kindness and caring when treated as more than just a case number, when treated as a human. Through Johnnie's harrowing story, Toth examines how some children manage to overcome tragic beginnings, while others turn their pain, anger, and loss on innocents. More than a beautifully written narrative of youth gone wrong, this is the story of a child welfare system so corrupted by bureaucracy and overwhelmed with cases that many children entrusted to its care receive none at all. It is also the story of a Midwestern town struggling with blame and anger, unable to reconcile the damage done by so young an offender. From Johnnie's early years on the streets to his controversial trial and ultimate conviction, What Happened to Johnnie Jordan? is a seminal work on youth violence and how we as a society can work to curtail it. Ultimately, Toth ponders one of the most difficult and important questions on youth violence: If we can't control the way children are raised, how can we prevent them from destroying other lives as well?

What Happened to the Soviet Union?

How and why American Sovietologists Were Caught by Surprise

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Author: Christopher I. Xenakis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275975272

Category: History

Page: 237

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Xenakis examines the responses of Soviet experts in American academia--primarily political scientists, but also economists and defense scholars who specialized in the USSR--to the unfolding evidence of Soviet reform during the 1970s and 1980s and to its ultimate collapse. Particularly important for what the work suggests about the relationships between government support and the academic community and the limits of independent thought and analysis.

What Happened to Anna K.

A Novel

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Author: Irina Reyn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416558934

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Married unhappily to a prominent member of her tight-knit Russian immigrant community, vivacious Anna K. engages in a reckless affair with an outsider on whom she has pinned fleeting hopes for freedom, while in a neighboring community, Bukharian-Jewish pharmacist Lev harbors a consuming love for Anna's cousin. 75,000 first printing.

What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs?

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Author: Carol Carrick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780899197975

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Fascinated with dinosaurs, Patrick invents an imaginary explanation of why they become extinct.

What Happened

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Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.

What Happened to Goodbye

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Author: Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101528648

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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A New York Times bestseller A new day. A new place. A new life. In the past few years, Mclean has pretended to be so many different people that she hardly remembers who she really is anymore. The adorable guy next door might be able to help her figure it out. But is she ready for it? “A cut above” —People Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever

What Happened to the Women?

Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations

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Author: Ruth Rubio-Marín

Publisher: SSRC

ISBN: 0979077206

Category: History

Page: 346

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The first volume of the International Center for Transitional Justice's new Advancing Transitional Justice Series. Published with the support of the International Development Research Centre. What happens to women whose lives are transformed by human rights violations? What happens to the voices of victimized women once they have their day in court or in front of a truth commission? Women face a double marginalization under authoritarian regimes and during and after violent conflicts. Nonetheless, reparations programs are rarely designed to address the needs of women victims. What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations, argues for the introduction of a gender dimension into reparations programs. The volume explores gender and reparations policies in Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Timor-Leste.

What Happened

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Author: Tom Walmsley

Publisher: BookThug

ISBN: 0978158792

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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What Happened is a new collection of “pre-enlightenment” poems about everything Tom Walmsley considers significant, both to himself and (ultimately) to everyone else: God, sexuality, the wretched past (for everyone, one way or another) and the Here and Now. Reflecting upon his tumultuous past, Walmsley’s blunt meditations present a man who has learned (the hard way) about hope and thankfulness. Without being a work of genuine autobiography (except in the sense of that of Genet) What Happened is a collection of up-front, edgy and human poems that consider life an unresolved issue that should never be resolved as only Tom Walmsley can deliver.

What Happened?

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Author: Charlie Soul

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453526986

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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What Happened a Fiction The story is a drama, mystery, and a suspense novel. The storyline is about a family which owns a "Used Furniture and Appliances" business. The husband (Pa) neglects his wife emotions and pursues his business. The husband accuses the son (Johnny) for having a sexual affair with his mother (Bessie). The mother dies of being an alcoholic. The son moves away to live with his best friend, Razz. The daughter (Lisa Ann) gets pregnant by the son's best friend. Other friends of the family (Benfields) become foster parents to the daughter and baby. The friend's husband dies of injuries received in World War II. A civil rights struggle ensues and the best friend gets killed. The daughter's best friend (Betty Jo) whom she knew from school knows too much. The town of Middleton, Mississippi, segregates and despises colored people. Old man Coolidge is the ringleader of hatred between the coloreds and whites. The law enforcement helps to defray integration. Henry Bolton (Pa) stands on the sidelines. He meets and marries his daughter's best friend's mother, Wendy, his soul mate. The son disappears and never being heard from again.

What Happened?

An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever

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Author: John E. Findling,Frank W. Thackeray

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598846213

Category: History

Page: 1410

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This comprehensive and highly readable collection of essays highlights 50 important events that changed the course of American history.

What Happened at the Boston Tea Party?

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Author: Adam J. Sutton

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404233508

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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A great retelling of the incidents that led up to the American Revolution and the politics behind them.

Summary: What Happened

Review and Analysis of Scott McClellan's Book

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Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511002876

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Scott McClellan's book: “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception”. This complete summary of "What Happened" by Scott McClellan, a former trusted adviser to the Bush White House, outlines the author's unique perspective on the controversial elements of Bush's presidency, such as Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War, and what motivated his decisions. He also takes a look at who George W. Bush is and what he believes in. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand Bush's presidency and the motivations behind his more controversial decisions • Expand your knowledge of American politics and policy To learn more, read "What Happened" and discover the untold truths from a trusted adviser within the Bush White House.

What Happened?

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Author: Rozanne Lanczak Williams,Gwen Connelly

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 9780916119478

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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Teach Science Standards through Engaging Text Repetitive, predictable story lines and illustrations that match the text provide maximum support to the emergent reader. Engaging stories promote reading comprehension, and easy and fun activities on the inside back covers extend learning. Great for Reading First, Fluency, Vocabulary, Text Comprehension, and ESL/ELL!

Exactly what Happened

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Author: Joel Brouwer

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557531582

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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This first collection of poems unveils the magician's trick: an illusion only works if we believe that what we've just seen is exactly what happened. With a hairsplitting sense of detail and spellbinding language, Joel Brouwer's poems consider characters

What Happened Where

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Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134225148

Category: History

Page: 310

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

What Happened Here

Bush Chronicles

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Author: Eliot Weinberger

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811216388

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Essayist Eliot Weinberger sets his sights on the Bush team with brilliant, thought-provoking, funny consequences. Written for publication in magazines abroad, translated into sixteen languages, and collected here for the first time, Eliot Weinberger's chronicles of the Bush era range from first-person journalism to political analysis to a kind of documentary prose poetry. The book begins with the inauguration of George W. Bush in January 2001--and an eerie prediction of the invasion of Iraq--and picks up on September 12, with an account of downtown Manhattan, where Weinberger lives, on the "day after." With wit and anger, and sometimes startling prescience, What Happened Here takes us through the first term of the "Bush junta": the deep history of the neoconservative "sleeper cell," the invention of the War on Terror, the real wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the often bizarre behavior of the Republican Party. For twenty-five years, Eliot Weinberger has been taking the essay form into unexplored territory. In What Happened Here, truth proves stranger than poetry.

What Happened to America?

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Author: Cecil M. Bryar Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493110721

Category: Political Science

Page: 93

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To the younger generations if you vote, you must read my book. Don't vote. Read my book, then vote. We all must be on the same page. Read between the lines. Don't just read it; understand each statement. I have lived through all the damage from a country where people were happy and employed. When freedom was a reality, a few years ago, I found out about a brother I had in Canada. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know him. He was a successful man who raised a family of six. This man gave me the information about my mother, Marie Delina Corrine LeBlanc. She was born in Fox Creek, Westmorland County, in Canada. Wow, what a family tree. My mother's family side during 1990 US census has family census 42,500 just on the LeBlanc side. I was raised in Connecticut, and my father was a union carpenter in Hartford, Connecticut. I was the baby among eight children; what an experience growing up. Never mind that. Anyway, I always remained neutral, believing what my parents had taught me. The government is here to provide the employment opportunity so you could work and provide for the government in the form of taxes. This system worked well for the majority of people. Anyway, this book is about the last forty years and a little about the 1897 1929 era, what led up to the recession of the thirties, how long it took to just get people going again, and the systems that were designed so people would have safety nets. So no one experienced again what they went through in that era. Those people went through hell; they were some very resilient people. Anyway, in 2012, I saw a familiar name running for president. Knowing what this man did in Massachusetts, I decided to start writing. I made a bunch of fliers and started to hand these out to people randomly, explaining what I knew to be true about what he had done to the people of Massachusetts. It was okay for him to outsource jobs, force people to buy insurance, and do everything possible to benefit the conglomerates and millionaires, but his idea of helping the people by outsourcing jobs was what was best. As we know, this does nothing to benefit the people in their daily lives. During all my research, I got mad and sent a letter to the White House. Much to my surprise, three weeks later, I received a response from the White House. Wow! They actually responded. So as time went on, I kept writing. I wrote a two-page short story I titled "Two Recessions." I, in turn, mailed this to the White House. About three months later, I got another response. Wow! Someone is actually paying attention to the citizens of America. For thirty-five years, I have waited for a president to do something to reverse the effects of the North American Accord. Thanks, President Obama, for the action you took to reverse the damage from this act that Ronald Reagan created, which has been devastating to the working-class people's lives. Families were destroyed, farms were destroyed, and factories closed. Hey, how do we, the people, provide for our families? No one had any solutions, so the safety nets that had been created by our ancestors stretched to the point of breaking. So if you want to know what happened to America, read my book. I have lived through all the damage. From the day of the speech about the North American Accord, everyone thought it had no effect until the signing. Wrong. Look back in history; the truth is there. I am a simple person. I have made my living as an auto technician for twenty-five years, six of them as a state motor vehicle emissions inspector, and this gave me the advantage I needed to keep my head above water. If you are mad about what is going on today, look, read, and understand the information that is in this book. If you don't believe it, do the research I have done. Once again, I am an offspring of two families with four hundred years of American history. Everyone is wondering why our deficit is growing. Well, for forty years that we have been outsourcin

What Happened to Inky?

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Author: Fia Clendinnen

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 9781865094199

Category: Readers (Primary)

Page: 76

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Great Aunt Iris is quite taken with Jack's new mouse, Inky. She offers Jack money or a new bike for Inky but Jack doesn't want her money, he just wnats to keep his mouse.

What Happened in Vegas

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Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Sylvia Day, LLC

ISBN: 098285711X

Category: Fiction

Page: 23

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It happened in Vegas... A sizzling encounter that turned into a scorching biweekly affair. How he’d ended up in bed with a woman like Robin was still a mystery to Paul. One minute they were riding the same elevator and the next he was riding her, the attraction so fierce and immediate he couldn’t remember how they reached his room or even shed their clothes. But when Robin suggested they take their relationship to the next level, Paul panicked, prompting her to walk out on him with her head held high and his heart in her hands. Four months later, he’s got her in an elevator again, ready and willing, but with her emotions tucked safely away. He’s got one shot to prove that what happened in Vegas can happen anywhere in the world, for the rest of their lives. Includes the bonus short story, Salacious Robinson