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The Highest Tribute Thurgood Marshall s Life Leadership and Legacy

Author : Kekla Magoon
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A brilliant picture book biography about Thurgood Marshall, who fought for equality during the Civil Rights Movement and served as the first Black justice on the Supreme Court, from Coretta Scott King Honor winners Kekla Magoon and Laura Freeman. Growing up in Baltimore, Thurgood Marshall could see that things weren’t fair. The laws said that Black and white people couldn’t use the same schools, parks, or water fountains. When Thurgood had to read the Constitution as punishment for a prank at school, his eyes were opened. It was clear to him that Jim Crow laws were wrong, and he was willing to do whatever it took to change them. His determination to make sure all Americans were treated equally led him to law school and then the NAACP, where he argued cases like Brown v. Board of Education in front of the Supreme Court. But to become a Justice on the highest court in the land, Thurgood had to make space for himself every step of the way. Readers will be inspired by Kekla Magoon’s concise text and Laura Freeman’s luminous illustrations, which bring Thurgood Marshall’s incredible legacy and achievements to life.


Author : Lukas Feireiss
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Generational dialogues between 40 world-renowned creatives exploring how the creative legacy of previous generations is being reinterpreted over time. Description What is this phenomenon we call ‘legacy’? This intangible inheritance that we eventually leave for our posterity? Is it the creative and intellectual heritage that one generation passes on to the next? Conceived by Lukas Feireiss, the book at hand tries to probe this open question by engaging in critical dialogue different generations of creatives, connectors and thinkers alike. In some cases, between inherent legacy of parent and child, in many cases between mentor and students, or simply between friends. The more than 40 illustrious contributors to this dialogue derive from an array of fields of knowledge and experience. Their stories often provide very personal insights into their work and life. They also reveal a broader perspective on the overall realms of art, design, architecture, music, literature, photography and curation in the 20th and 21st century. With contributions by Olafur Eliasson and Einar Thorsteinn, Lukas Feireiss and Ai Weiwei, Charlie and Rem Koolhaas, Francesca Gavin and Kerry James Marshall, Sophie Lovell and Dieter Rams, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Yona Friedman, Shumon Basar and Ken Adam, Carson Chan and Phyllis Lambert, Rachel and Daniel Libeskind, Andres Ramirez and Denise Scott Brown, Aric Chen and Arata Isozaki, Ahmir Questlove Thompson and George Clinton and many more.

Leadership Legacy Moments

Author : Ernest Grady Bogue
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Written for college leaders at all levels as well as for trustees, this book engages the reader, via narrative and analysis, with the reflective and practical knowledge essential to a constructive legacy. Leaders of colleges and universities hold in trust an enterprise of complex mission, governance, and outcome. Most will take office with accompanying media celebration of their past records and future promise. Each will exit with a legacy. A few will leave behind tragic legacies of defeated spirits, corrupted organizations, and shameful ethical records. We may hope for collegiate leaders who will leave behind faculty and staff talents of greater promise, worthy goals achieved in concert with faculty and staff, and value cultures that inspire curiosity, courage, and compassion.


Author : Irene Petteice
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A man with aspirations of being a world leader, Barack Obama, a man with many secrets of his own, set out to destroy the strongest power by bankrupting the nation, diminishing its military, and apologizing to all other countries for its arrogance. A man that has his own army and concentration camps ready at his whim for you. A man that could and should have brought unity between black and white America but his cause was to further his own agenda to take guns away from America and destroy its Second Amendment. Barack Obama, the man that said he was a Christian when everything he did pointed to the fact that he is a Muslim. Barack Hussein Obama, the man who will go down in the annals of history known as a Muslim, a Luminati, a member of the New Black Panthers, a member of the gay community, and as the worst President the United States of America has ever elected.

The Employment Legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games

Author : Niloufar Vadiati
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This book offers a detailed account of the employment promises made to local East Londoners when the Summer Olympic Games 2012 were awarded to London, as well as an examination of how those promises had morphed into the Olympic Labor market jamboree from which local communities were excluded. Regarding the global job market of London, this study provides a nuanced empirical view on how the world’s biggest mega event was experienced and endured in terms employment by its immediate hosts, in one of the UK’s poorest, most ethnically complex, and transient areas. The data has been collected through ethnographic observation and interviews with local residents, and expert interviews with the Olympic delivery professionals. Using Bourdieusian theory of contested capital, the findings provide an important bearing on the reproduction of inequality in the local labor markets of Olympic host cities.

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England

Author : Ms Jennifer Heller
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Using printed and manuscript texts composed between 1575 and 1672, Jennifer Heller defines the genre of the mother's legacy as a distinct branch of the advice tradition in early modern England that takes the form of a dying mother's pious counsel to her children. Reading these texts in light of specific cultural contexts, social trends, and historical events, Heller explores how legacy writers used the genre to secure personal and family status, to shape their children's beliefs and behaviors, and to intervene in the period's tumultuous religious and political debates. The author's attention to the fine details of the period's religious and political swings, drawn from sources such as royal proclamations, sermons, and first-hand accounts of book-burnings, creates a fuller context for her analysis of the legacies. Similarly, Heller explains the appeal of the genre by connecting it to social factors including mortality rates and inheritance practices. Analyses of related genres, such as conduct books and fathers' legacies, highlight the unique features and functions of mothers' legacies. Heller also attends to the personal side of the genre, demonstrating that a writer's education, marriages, children, and turns of fortune affect her work within the genre.

The Best of Dark Legacy Volume 1

Author : Ran Cartwright
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Diamond Legacy

Author : Monica McCabe
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Diamonds ruined his life and he’s on a path of revenge. Until the day a protective zoologist stood in his way, forcing a choice he never intended to make. “Between stakeouts and molotov cocktails, there’s non-stop action that had me on the edge of my seat.” Driven: Miranda Parrish is a world-renowned veterinarian specialist with expertise in endangered species. She’s fearless and will go anywhere an animal is in need. But when she journeys to Katanga, an animal sanctuary in the heart of Botswana, she falls into a diamond smuggling operation and interferes with an undercover investigation. Merciless: Special agent Matt Bennett’s parents were murdered by a ruthless arms dealer when he was fourteen. He’s fiercely committed to avenging their deaths and curbing the cycle of violence threatening southern Africa. Diamonds always lead to weapons and he’d followed the trail straight to Katanga. Posing as an employee, he had every intention of busting the source wide open. Collision: He never expected to battle a stubborn vet, one who let nothing stand in the way of protecting her clientele. When she comes between him and the vengeance he craves, sparks begin to fly. Surrounded by veiled threats, Matt and Miranda must find common ground in order to save Katanga, and both of their lives, before justice slips away. Diamond Legacy is the first stand-alone book in the Jewel Intrigue series and an unlikely romance between two opposites. It keeps you turning pages with high risk and daring action, a klepto monkey named Roz, and a charismatic secondary character that threatens to steal the show. Race into adventure with all three Jewel books today! Jewel Intrigue Series Diamond Legacy Emerald Fire Phantom Pearl

Legacy of Kings

Author : Eleanor Herman
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Royalty. Magic. Love. Betrayal. It's in Their Blood. Alexander, Macedon's sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world. Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess, seeks the deadly Spirit Eaters to alter her destiny.

Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

Author : William B. Bonvillian
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The American economy faces two deep problems: expanding innovation and raising the rate of quality job creation. Both have roots in a neglected problem: the resistance of Legacy economic sectors to innovation. While the U.S. has focused its policies on breakthrough innovations to create new economic frontiers like information technology and biotechnology, most of its economy is locked into Legacy sectors defended by technological/ economic/ political/ social paradigms that block competition from disruptive innovations that could challenge their models. Americans like to build technology "covered wagons" and take them "out west" to open new innovation frontiers; we don't head our wagons "back east" to bring innovation to our Legacy sectors. By failing to do so, the economy misses a major opportunity for innovation, which is the bedrock of U.S. competitiveness and its standard of living. Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors uses a new, unifying conceptual framework to identify the shared features underlying structural obstacles to innovation in major Legacy sectors: energy, air and auto transport, the electric power grid, buildings, manufacturing, agriculture, health care delivery and higher education, and develops approaches to understand and transform them. It finds both strengths and obstacles to innovation in the national innovation environments - a new concept that combines the innovation system and the broader innovation context - for a group of Asian and European economies. Manufacturing is a major Legacy sector that presents a particular challenge because it is a critical stage in the innovation process. By increasingly offshoring production, the U.S. is losing important parts of its innovation capacity. "Innovate here, produce here," where the U.S. took all the gains of its strong innovation system at every stage, is being replaced by "innovate here, produce there," which threatens to lead to "produce there, innovate there." To bring innovation to Legacy sectors, authors William Bonvillian and Charles Weiss recommend that policymakers focus on all stages of innovation from research through implementation. They should fill institutional gaps in the innovation system and take measures to address structural obstacles to needed disruptive innovations. In the specific case of advanced manufacturing, the production ecosystem can be recreated to reverse "jobless innovation" and add manufacturing-led innovation to the U.S.'s still-strong, research-oriented innovation system.

Crescent Legacy

Author : Nicole R. Taylor
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The clock is counting down to midnight…Can Sky save the witches of Ireland before it’s too late? Averting disaster is Skye Williams’s sole job description. As the last Crescent Witch, it’s her calling to protect Ireland from the greatest threat its shores have ever faced. The ancient witch Carman. Skye never asked to be the judge, jury and protector of magic, but that’s exactly what she’s forced to do…but dishing out punishment isn’t Skye’s only problem. Boone’s memories are still locked, her magic is going haywire, and her dreams are full of nonsense. They're a hot, clueless, mess. The only thing that is certain, is if Carman reaches the ancient hawthorn and opens the door to the fae realm, it’s game over. For everyone. Extinction is on their doorstep and only the Crescent Legacy can save them from what lies beyond. One reluctant witch. One hot Irishman. One epic battle to save magic from extinction. The final battle is NOW. Crescent Legacy is the third and FINAL book in The Crescent Witch Chronicles, a series stuffed full of Irish charm, myth and mayhem.

The Vinctalin Legacy The Ovinka Book 8 the Message

Author : Vanda Denton
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In an attempt to be accepted as Vinctalin, Zondex has sent a message deep into space, offering for trade the very items that could maintain world security. While Pakow leads his fleet in defence of Earth, Stanzi must take charge of the battle against Zondex’s remaining super-Guards who are trying to take over the world independently of their creator. Meanwhile the inhabitants of Earth’s one functioning town have scattered in evacuation unaware of the danger of one small ship that slips though Pakow’s defences in search of a piece of technology with a value the custodians can hardly guess at.

The Fujimori Legacy

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Legacy and Legitimacy

Author : Rosalee A. Clawson
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The first comprehensive examination of Black Americans? attitudes toward the Supreme Court.

Legacy Fictional Favorites

Author : Dona Herweck Rice
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Do you dream of stepping inside the covers of a book into a world you have only imagined? You are not alone! Some books excel at invoking a sense of place that captures the imagination. Readers want to walk the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, fly to Neverland and board a pirate ship, and drink a butterbeer in Hogsmeade. Explore the characters and settings that have captivated readers over time with this high-interest informational text. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars and featuring TIME© content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

The Hanson Legacy

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"Cocheta" is a Native American word meaning "That you cannot imagine," an appropriate name for America's "blackest" research facility. Hidden inside a mountain in a remote and inhospitable region of the frigid Canadian Rockies, the massive complex is a high-tech laboratory for a handful of the most brilliant minds on earth. Together, they struggle to understand and duplicate exotic extraterrestrial technology before America's enemies do... or before an unspeakable horror arrives from deep space. Benjamin Hanson, PhD is the project's greatest resource... and a dying man. His ultimate goal: unite the world in developing a defense against what he believes to be a coming invasion. To make it happen, he needs a clever plan. One that will topple a well-established culture of secrecy, allow him to evade those who watch his every move and neutralize a ruthless bureaucrat before the cruel tentacles of incurable cancer rob him of his life. The Hanson Legacy chronicles Ben Hanson's life, from a humble childhood in a rural Oklahoma town to his climactic struggle with an evil, self-absorbed administrator determined to keep secret the other-worldly horrors hidden in Cocheta Mountain... and lethal "accidents" involving more than a dozen retired project scientists. The fate of the entire planet may very well rest on the outcome of Dr. Hanson's vital and final mission. Sacrifice, devotion, duty, honor... and a timeless, beautiful love story that endures vicious tragedy and desolate separation. The Hanson Legacy transcends the Sci-Fi genre and will leave you anxiously waiting for Book Two: The Hanson Conundrum! "The story grabbed me by the throat from the first page and left me almost breathless until the exciting climactic scenes. The characters are strong, superbly developed and totally believable... If you read this book, make sure you have a long flight or a few free days ahead of you --- you won't be able to put it down!" Andrew McLaughlin Editor - Australian Defence Business Review (ADBR) Editor - Defence Industry & Aerospace Report ( Military Editor - Australian Aviation

The Robe Legacy

Author : Darren Hollinshead
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One year after the end of Stradus and the world tries to recover with difficulty. Robert hides himself away in the shadows of society in an effort to find solace from his actions the year before. When rumors circulate that one man who once served the Stradus military division still lives. His intent, to rebuild the power his organization lost and blanket the world once again under their control. With time running out and the world engulfing itself in infighting, Robert once again dons his robes and set's out into the chaos. His journey will take him through the consequences of his choices one year ago. In doing so, he will witness countless die, cities burn and encounter his own madness and struggle within his mind. Can he find the will to survive and continue to the end?

The Neanderthal Legacy

Author : Paul A. Mellars
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The Neanderthals populated western Europe from nearly 250,000 to 30,000 years ago when they disappeared from the archaeological record. In turn, populations of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to dominate the area. Seeking to understand the nature of this replacement, which has become a hotly debated issue, Paul Mellars brings together an unprecedented amount of information on the behavior of Neanderthals. His comprehensive overview ranges from the evidence of tool manufacture and related patterns of lithic technology, through the issues of subsistence and settlement patterns, to the more controversial evidence for social organization, cognition, and intelligence. Mellars argues that previous attempts to characterize Neanderthal behavior as either "modern" or "ape-like" are both overstatements. We can better comprehend the replacement of Neanderthals, he maintains, by concentrating on the social and demographic structure of Neanderthal populations and on their specific adaptations to the harsh ecological conditions of the last glaciation. Mellars's approach to these issues is grounded firmly in his archaeological evidence. He illustrates the implications of these findings by drawing from the methods of comparative socioecology, primate studies, and Pleistocene paleoecology. The book provides a detailed review of the climatic and environmental background to Neanderthal occupation in Europe, and of the currently topical issues of the behavioral and biological transition from Neanderthal to fully "modern" populations.

Berkeley s Lasting Legacy

Author : Timo Airaksinen
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George Berkeley (1685–1753) is, with John Locke and David Hume, one of the three major figures in the British empiricist school of philosophy. He has been the centre of much attention recently and his philosophical profile has gradually changed. In the 20th century he was almost exclusively known for his denial of the existence of matter (as this term was defined in those days), but today it is no longer reasonable to confine an account of Berkeley to the challenging philosophical inventions that he published when he was a young fellow at Trinity College in Dublin. This is a welcome trend. It shows Berkeley as a contributor not only to epistemology, metaphysics and moral and social philosophy, but also to a wide range of subjects including mathematics, philosophy of science, empirical psychology, political economy and monetary policy. The present collection aims at meeting this new trend by presenting a broad and comprehensive picture of Berkeley’s works in their historical context. The contributors are some of the finest international experts in the field. The editors hope that this collection will show George Berkeley as he was: a wide-ranging, widely influential and courageous philosophical innovator. This volume has been published to celebrate the 300th anniversary of George Berkeley’s Principles.

The Pavlac Legacy

Author : Herman Edel
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The Pavlac Legacy is an adventure based on the true facts of a journey that reaches out to the people of Prague, Berlin, London, New York, Boston, Washington, Cincinnati, and finally, those of Aspen, Colorado. In 1865, a Torah is created by a poor scribe and his young son. It is done at the behest of a fellow countryman, the very wealthy and important Prague resident, David Pavlac. This great gift first binds the two families and then, through the years, involves people of many religious persuasions, people of royalty, people of great wealth, and the poorest of people. Young loves blossom, and later, old loves provide the needed strength to keep moving forward. Wars and hatred and death slowly, but relentlessly, change the lives of all in an ever growing circle of people. Tears vie with laughter as each new adversity unfolds. The ability to rise and fight, finds few with the courage to stand and battle. But others, be they young or old, emerge who accept the challenge. The 1865 creation finds its ultimate home in the mountains of Aspen, and with that, comes survival and a sense of future hope.