A Victim and Therapist Talk about Mind Control and Ritual Abuse
Author: Wendy Hoffman
This book is a shaking read, its controversial political statement putting forward the demand that readers accept the existence of conscious splitting of personality through treachery, deception, betrayal, torture, and violence. Beginning with the introductory poem, the book is an outcry about the significance of personal freedom as well as a blazing plea for commitment to making these abuses known and helping victims achieve safety and healing. The two authors present victims' horrendous experiences in a rational, factual, and professional way, building a foundational knowledge regarding what mind control is, how it uses deceit and lies, and how through betrayal and attachment trauma the basis is laid for lifelong exploitation. The authors present the terrifying and horrible situations that children are exposed to as they are coerced into actions that go against their own beliefs and true natures. The cooperation of the two authors, client and therapist, based on mutual respect, serves as a model for every change process: solidarity, freedom, and equality."--Gaby Breitenbach, psychologist and psychotherapist, author of Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence "Wendy Hoffman and Alison Miller present essays and poetry on ritual abuse and mind control from the perspectives of survivor and clinician, revealing the challenges and rewards of their collaboration. This book will help therapists understand the experiences and needs of extreme abuse survivors."--Randy Noblitt, PhD, author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America "From the Trenches is an extraordinary example of a writing collaboration between therapist and patient. It gives the reader the rare privilege of a double insight: Wendy Hoffman and Alison Miller each reflect, honestly and accurately, on the devastation caused by the most extreme forms of abuse, and on the treacherous journey back into wholeness. It is a must-read for all therapists - those who treat survivors of extreme abuse and those who may find themselves doing so tomorrow."--Dr Adah Sachs, the Bowlby Centre, consultant psychotherapist at Goodmayes Hospital, and on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Teaching and Learning Sociology
Author: Maxine P. Atkinson,Kathleen S. Lowney
An extensive guidebook on teaching sociology, written by two recent recipients of the American Sociological Association Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.
Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban
Author: Henrik Kniberg
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
You know the Agile and Lean development buzzwords, you've read the books. But when systems need a serious overhaul, you need to see how it works in real life, with real situations and people. Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice. Every key point is illustrated with a photo or diagram, and anecdotes bring you inside the project as you discover why and how one organization modernized its workplace in record time. Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice. Find out how the Swedish police combined XP, Scrum, and Kanban in a 60-person project. From start to finish, you'll see how to deliver a successful product using Lean principles. We start with an organization in desperate need of a new way of doing things and finish with a group of sixty, all working in sync to develop a scalable, complex system. You'll walk through the project step by step, from customer engagement, to the daily "cocktail party," version control, bug tracking, and release. In this honest look at what works--and what doesn't--you'll find out how to: Make quality everyone's business, not just the testers. Keep everyone moving in the same direction without micromanagement. Use simple and powerful metrics to aid in planning and process improvement. Balance between low-level feature focus and high-level system focus. You'll be ready to jump into the trenches and streamline your own development process.
Author: Justin LaRocca Hansen
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Fans of Amulet, Zita the Spacegirl, and Hilo will love this second volume in the Secondhand Heroes graphic novel series. Two ordinary objects turned a pair of brothers into superheroes. Now they must fight the evil Trench right in their own neighborhood. When Tuck and Hudson return from their first adventure as the superheroes Stretch and Brella, they’re still reeling from the shock of their newfound powers. But there’s no time to slow down. Trench, a supervillain whose powers came from the very same garage sale where Tuck and Hudson found their magic scarves and umbrella, lives around the corner—and he’s out to get the brother superhero duo. With help from their squirrel companion, Steen, and another newly minted superhero, a neighborhood girl named Elvira, the brothers keep fighting the good fight, with plenty of action and adventure along the way.
The Famous and the Forgotten on the Battlefields of World War I
Author: Kerrie Hollihan
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
From a Hall of Fame pitcher to a U.S. president, learn what an incredible impact World War I made on young men and women When it started, many thought the Great War would be a great adventure. Yet as those who saw it up close learned, it was anything but. In the Fields and the Trenches traces the stories of 18 young idealists swept into the brutal conflict, many of whom would go on to become well-known 20th-century figures in film, science, politics, literature, and business. Writer J. R. R. Tolkien was a signals officer with the British Expeditionary Force and fought at the Battle of the Somme. Scientist Irène Curie helped her mother Marie run 20 French field hospitals. Actor Buster Keaton left Hollywood after being drafted into the army's 40th Infantry Division. And all four of Theodore Roosevelt's sons fought in Europe, though one did not return. With World War I as a backdrop, readers will encounter heroes, cowards, comics, and villains who participated in this life-changing event. Author Kerrie Logan Hollihan uses extensive original material, from letters sent from the frontlines to personal journals, to bring these men and women back to life. And though their stories are a century old, they convey modern, universal themes of love, death, power, greed, courage, hate, fear, family, friendship, and sacrifice.
My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL
Author: Esera Tuaolo
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
This is Esera Tuaolo's own searing story of terror and hope. A Samoan raised on a Hawaiian banana plantation, he had a natural talent, football. He went on to play for five NFL teams: the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Carolina Panthers, and the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 Super Bowl. But for the nine years he played professional football he lived in terror that when his face flashed upon the TV screen, someone would divulge his darkest secret. Esera Tuaolo is gay. Alone in the Trenches takes you inside the homophobic world of professional football and describes fears that almost drove him to suicide. He evokes heartbreak--how his older brother, Tua, died of AIDS--and hope when, Esera, a deeply devout Christian fell in love and started a family. "Tuaolo emerges in these pages as a complex, intellectually curious and fascinating individual defined neither by his choice of career nor by his sexual orientation." --Booklist "Tough, tender and brutally honest." --Robert Lipsyte, former New York Times sports columnist "Even I was not prepared for his amazing life story." --Billy Bean, author of Going the Other Way
A Practical Guide to the Art of It Management
Author: Mark Settle
Category: Business & Economics
The IT management profession is not for the faint of heart. Anyone who has worked in this sector is familiar with the unique (and borderline impossible) challenge of trying to keep up with technology innovation while operating on a too-small budget and facing constant criticism for problems outside of their control. "Truth From the Trenches" passes on the hard-won leadership lessons that seven-time CIO Mark Settle gained over years of working in IT management. Settle describes the key constituencies that an IT leader needs to influence, seduce, leverage, and manage to be successful. His practical recommendations will allow readers to improve their organizational impact and accelerate their career advancement. In a sector where competency stems not from formal certification but on-the-job learning, "Truth from the Trenches" is valuable and unique resource based on Settle’s deep experience working in a variety of industries. By applying Settle’s strategies, IT workers will be able to avoid common pitfalls, save themselves from wasting time and effort on hopeless initiatives, and navigate everyday IT challenges.
Reflections on Urban Ministry
Author: Roger J. Gench
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
"If God's way in the world can be described as cruciform and covenantal, so can the ministry to which we are summoned in urban settings. For urban churches are called to covenant with God and others at the intersection of the places where God is bringing life out to the death-tending ways of our urban realities." --from the introduction
The First World War by Those Who Were There
Author: Jacqueline Wadsworth
Publisher: Pen and Sword
A history of the First World War told through the letters exchanged by ordinary British soldiers and their families.??Letters from the Trenches reveals how people really thought and felt during the conflict and covers all social classes and groups Ð from officers to conscripts and women at home to conscientious objectors.??Voices within the book include Sergeant John Adams, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers, who wrote in May 1917:'For the day we get our letter from home is a red Letter day in the history of the soldier out here. It is the only way we can hear what is going on. The slender thread between us and the homeland.'??Private Stanley Goodhead, who served with one of the Manchester Pals battalion, wrote home in 1916: 'I came out of the trenches last night after being in 4 days. You have no idea what 4 days in the trenches means...The whole time I was in I had only about 2 hours sleep and that was in snatches on the firing step. What dugouts there are, are flooded with mud and water up to the knees and the rats hold swimming galas in them...We are literally caked with brown mud and it is in all?our food, tea etc.'??Jacqueline Wadsworth skilfully uses these letters to tell the human story of the First World War Ð what mattered to Britain's servicemen and their feelings about the war; how the conflict changed people; and how life continued on the Home Front.
America's Uniformed Artists in World War I
Author: Alfred Emile Cornebise
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Since ancient times, wars have inspired artists and their patrons to commemorate victories. When the United States finally entered World War I, American artists and illustrators were commissioned to paint and draw it. These artists’ commissions, however, were as captains for their patron: the US Army. The eight men—William J. Aylward, Walter J. Duncan, Harvey T. Dunn, George M. Harding, Wallace Morgan, Ernest C. Peixotto, J. Andre Smith, and Harry E. Townsent—arrived in France early in 1918 with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Alfred Emile Cornebise presents here the first comprehensive account of the US Army art program in World War I. The AEF artists saw their role as one of preserving images of the entire aspect of American involvement in a way that photography could not.
Author: Jim Eldridge
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Part of the million-selling MY STORY series that brings the past into the real world, giving it a truly human touch. TRENCHES is set in 1917 and is the story of Billy Stevens, a telegraph operator, stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push. But he is shocked to discover that the bullets of his fellow soldiers aren't just aimed at the enemy. Vividly imagined and historically accurate, readers are taken on a first-hand journey of danger and peril.
Author: Henrik Kniberg
This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they continuously improved their process over a year's time. Under the leadership of Henrik Kniberg they experimented with different team sizes, different sprint lengths, different ways of defining "done," different formats for product backlogs and sprint backlogs, different testing strategies, different ways of doing demos, different ways of synchronizing multiple Scrum teams, etc. They also experimented with XP practices - different ways of doing continuous build, pair programming, test driven development, etc, and how to combine this with Scrum. This second edition is an annotated version, a "director's cut" where Henrik reflects upon the content and shares new insights gained since the first version of the book.
Author: Jim Eldridge
Category: Children's stories
It's 1917 and Billy Stevens is a telegraph operator stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push forward. But he is shocked to discover that the bullets of his fellow soldiers aren't just aimed at the enemy...
Citizens, Politicians, and the Fate of Democracy
Author: Thomas J. Volgy
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Category: Political Science
"In Politics in the Trenches, Volgy shows what really happens behind the scenes of government. He contrasts perception with reality regarding the rewards and perks of office. He examines the process of experimentation in the political laboratory and shows how the news media distort it. He provides a case study of homelessness to illustrate the system's constraints. And he offers a chapter on a typical week in office that will be an eye-opener for most readers."--BOOK JACKET.
Negotiating the Space between Modernism and the First World War
Author: Allyson Booth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The unprecedented magnitude of death during World War I forever altered how people perceived their world and how they represented those perceptions. In Postcards from the Trenches, Allyson Booth traces the complex relationship between British Great War culture and modernist writings. She shows that, through the experience of the Great War, both civilian and combatant modernist writers found that language could no longer represent experience. She goes on to identify and contextualize several of the resulting modernist tropes: she links the dissolving modernist self to soldiers' familiarity with corpses, the modernist mistrust of factuality to the apparent inaccessibility of facts regarding the "rape of Belgium," and the modernist interest in multiple viewpoints to the singularity of perspective with which generals studied battlefield maps. Though her emphasis is on literary works by Robert Graves, E.M. Forster, and Vera Brittain, among others, Booth's analysis extends to memorials, posters, and architecture of the Great War. This interdisciplinary quality of Booth's study results in a much deeper understanding of how the Great War affected cultural representations and how that culture represented the War.
Author: Brian Palmquist
Publisher: Quality-By-Design Software Limited
Category: Technology & Engineering
After more than 35 years "in the trenches" as an architect, specialist consultant and now quality director for a large North American construction company, Brian Palmquist has written An Architect's Guide to Construction in order to share a balanced wealth of knowledge and experience about the construction phase of building projects. Considering both the consultant and contractor perspectives, he uses 70 true tales to illustrate many of those moments in the building construction phase that confound and confuse designers, builders and their clients. He proposes practical solutions in straightforward language and illustrations targeted to students, interns and young practitioners as well as to experienced professionals. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 diagrams, charts and useful forms, the book uses its 70 tales to introduce practical ways to design and build more efficiently, based on just four principles and three simple Internet-based toolsets. An Architect's Guide to Construction concludes with an invitation to link to a freely available sample project on the Internet, illustrating Palmquist's approach. The reader is provided with detailed instructions and invited to ..".borrow what you will, challenge what you disagree with and contribute what you think makes your approach better."
A View from the Trenches
Author: Anne-Marie Armstrong
Publisher: IGI Global
Instructional Design in the Real World: A View from the Trenches offers guidance on how the traditional instructional design system has been used and how it must be changed to work within other systems. The environments and systems that affect the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) process and to which it must be adapted include corporations, industry, consulting organizations, health care facilities, church and charitable groups, the military, the government, educational institutions, and others. Its application must be filtered and altered by the environments and the systems where the learning or training takes place. Every chapter includes a case study showing how the application of ID strategies, learning theories, systems theory, management theories and practices and communication tools and practices are adapted and applied in various environments. The chapters also contain lessons learned, tool tips, and suggestions for the future.
The Journey from the Trenches : a Biography (1918-1967)
Author: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon is one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and Jean Moorcroft Wilson is the leading authority on him. In Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches, the second volume of her best-selling, authorized biography, Wilson completes her definitive analysis of his life and works, exploring Sassoon's experiences after the Great War. For many people, Sassoon exists primarily as a First World War poet and bold fighter, who earned the nickname 'Mad Jack' in the trenches and risked Court Martial, possibly the firing squad, with his public protest against the War. Much less is known about his life after the Armistice. Wilson uncovers a series of love affairs with such larger-than-life characters as Queen Victoria's great-grandson, Prince Phillip of Hess, the flamboyant Ivor Novello and the exotic and bejeweled Hon. Stephen Tennant. This period also sees Sassoon establishing close friendships with some of the greatest literary figures of the age, Hardy, Beerbohm, E. M. Forster and T. E.Lawrence among them. Sassoon himself said that most people thought he had died in 1919. But Wilson shows that his poetry is, if anything, more powerful in the second half of his life. Based on a decade of meticulous research and interviews with many who knew Sassoon well, much of the material is published here for the first time. Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches completes a fascinating story that is beautifully told.
Selected Speeches and Writings of an American Jewish Activist, 1979-1999
Author: David A. Harris
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee since 1990, shares 20 years of experience with the AJC, including working to help Soviet Jewry and his views on the Middle East, other parts of the world, the Holocaust, human rights, international terrorism, making a better America, and the future of American Jewry. His words on anti-Semitism, unsolved bombings in Argentina, and interfaith relations still resonate. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR