Ghetto Waterfront Christmas is a touching story of a struggling young mother and her children, along with their neighboring friends. It is the story of the challenges of two poor waterfront families during the Christmas holidays. Written as a Christmas gift to the children of the author for a bedtime story, Ghetto Waterfront Christmas is a touching, comical, children's drama which demonstrates what love can do even when financial stability does not exist. It is the story of a young woman, who after the loss of her husband at sea turns her daily struggle into a secret surprise designed to uplift and delight the lives of her children. It is a story which demonstrates the idea that triumph can come out of tribulation, and misery can be destroyed by love and sacrifice. It's lessons of hope and blessing counting is one traditional in Christmas stories. A powerful testament to the power of love, the strength of woman, and the importance of perseverance. Verbally descriptive as well as visually enhanced with artistic graphics and illustrations, Ghetto Waterfront Christmas will leave you laughing and crying.
In THE CHRISTMAS STRIKE, Zimmermann presents the premise of a United States in deep crisis, resulting from sharply divided opinions about overseas military intervention versus domestic economic disintegration. The story moves tautly within the time frame of a few weeks from the initial explosive opening in Sao Tom, West Africa, to the final denouement above the skies of Omaha, Nebraska. The chief protagonist, a powerful Senator from California, openly challenges the President's clandestine military operations, threatening a crippling national labor walkout. The Senators legislative analyst must choose between loyalty to his boss, his country, and the woman who shares his life.Against this backdrop, a young, sophisticated and determined female terrorist in Vienna sets into motion what could be the deadliest attack yet against America.The key question addressed by the fast-moving novel: can the U.S. survive domestic political and economic turmoil, engage in overseas military actions, and simultaneously anticipate and prevent a terrorist attack so carefully and quietly planned as to escape the vast American intelligence machinery?
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
Detective Inspector Ray Lennox has fled to Miami to escape the aftermath of a mental breakdown induced by occupational stress and cocaine abuse, and a harrowing child-sex murder case back in Edinburgh. But his fiancée Trudi is only interested in planning their wedding, and soon Lennox cast adrift, alone in Florida. A coke-fuelled binge brings him into contact with another victim of sexual predation, ten-year-old Tianna, and Lennox flees across the state with his terrified charge, determined to protect her at any cost. But can Lennox trust his own instincts? And can he handle Tianna, while still trying to get to grips with the Edinburgh murder?
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice & the Veneto will lead you straight to the best attractions Venice has on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations, maps, cutaways and floorplans, this guide features thematic tours and walks as well as information on local produce and classical dishes to ensure the flavours of Venice are impossible to miss. Outside of Venice, the towns of Padua, Verona and Vicenza are all worth seeing in their own right, and are also included in this guide. Whether you fancy souvenir shopping on the Ponte di Rialto or experiencing the fine European art collections at the Gallerie dell'Accademia, this is the ultimate guidebook to Italy's floating city. Don't miss a thing on your trip with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice & the Veneto. Now available in PDF format.
The world’s favorite city and arguably foremost truly global metropolis, New York is fast-paced and constantly changing. From the high-end chic restaurants in Midtown to the alternative underground bars of the Lower East Side, from the established grandeur of the Upper West Side to the unashamed wealth of the Upper East, from glam (and gay) Chelsea to the taste-makers of the Meatpacking District, this is a city that desperately needs a tour guide. Hg2's crack team of writers come to the rescue with this discriminating guidebook. Targeting a generation of "time poor, cash rich" travelers who want only the best, A Hedonist's Guide to New York is packed with photographs, hidden venues, and easy-to-use color-coded maps. Completely revised, updated, and redesigned, this second edition helps visitors bypass the mundane and head toward the magnificent.
With its fiery crosses and nightriders in pointed hoods and flowing robes, the Ku Klux Klan remains a recurring nightmare in American life. What began in the earliest post–Civil War days as a social group engaging in drunken hijinks at the expense of perceived inferiors soon turned into a murderous paramilitary organization determined to resist the “evils” of radical Reconstruction. For six generations and counting, the Klan has inflicted misery and death on countless victims nationwide and since the early 1920s, has expanded into distant corners of the globe. From the Klan’s post–Civil War lynchings in support of Jim Crow laws, to its bloody stand against desegregation during the 1960s, to its continued violence in the militia movement at the turn of the 21st century, this revealing volume chronicles the complete history of the world’s oldest surviving terrorist organization from 1866 to the present. The story is told without embellishment because, as this work demonstrates, the truth about the Ku Klux Klan is grim enough.
Martin Eden is a 1909 novel by American author Jack London about a young proletarian autodidact struggling to become a writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909 and published in book form by Macmillan in September 1909. Eden represents writers' frustration with publishers by speculating that when he mails off a manuscript, a "cunning arrangement of cogs" immediately puts it in a new envelope and returns it automatically with a rejection slip. The central theme of Eden's developing artistic sensibilities places the novel in the tradition of the Künstlerroman, in which is narrated the formation and development of an artist. Eden differs from London in that Eden rejects socialism, attacking it as "slave morality", and relies on a Nietzschean individualism. In a note to Upton Sinclair, London wrote, "One of my motifs, in this book, was an attack on individualism (in the person of the hero). I must have bungled, for not a single reviewer has discovered it."
Author: Laura Harper, Tony Mudd, And Paul Whitfield
Publisher: Rough Guides
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Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players’ strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting World Series played by two of the game’s greatest and most colorful dynasties. In a sign of the times it was Hippies vs. Hardhats, a clash of cultures with the hirsute, mod Mustache Gang colliding with the clean-cut, conservative Big Red Machine on the game’s grandest stage. When the Oakland A’s met the Cincinnati Reds in the 1972 Fall Classic, more than a championship was at stake. The more than two dozen interviews bring to life a time when controversy was commonplace, both inside and outside the national pastime. In baseball, Willie Mays was traded, Hank Aaron was chasing down Babe Ruth’s home run record, and Dick Allen was helping to save the Chicago White Sox franchise while winning the American League’s Most Valuable Player award. Outside the American pastime the war in Vietnam was raging, campus protests spread throughout the country, and Watergate and the Munich Olympics headlined the tumultuous year. The 1972 Major League Baseball season was marked by the rapid rise of rookies and young stars, the fall of established teams and veterans, courageous comebacks, and personal redemptions. Along with the many unforgettable and outrageous characters inside baseball, Hairs vs. Squares emphasizes the dramatic changes that took place on and off the field in the 1970s. Owners’ lockouts, on-field fights, maverick managers, controversial trades, artificial fields, the first full five-game League Championship Series, and the closest, most competitive World Series ever, combined to make the 1972 season as complex as the social and political unrest that marked the era.
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
The Rough Guide to The Gambia is the most comprehensive guide to Africa's most accessible country. This second edition, the result of detailed on-the-ground research, reports on exciting new developments including beautiful eco-retreats and imaginative wildlife conservation projects where visitors can see birds, monkeys and chimps at close range. Detailed maps and plans are complemented by expert and upbeat guidance on the beaches, villages and music, the mangrove creeks and the River Gambia itself. There are first-hand reviews of all the best accommodation, restaurant and bar options in the country, both on and off the beaten track, for everyone from shoestring travellers to luxury tourists. The guide is also full of trademark candid insights into Gambian history, politics, music, language and culture.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
In this updated guide, Vault publishes the entire surveys of current students and alumni at more than 100 top business schools. Each 4- to 5-page entry is composed almost entirely of insider comments from students and alumni. Each school profile features surveys of about 10 students or alumni. These narratives provide applicants with detailed and balanced perspectives and insider information on admissions and employment prospects, which is lacking in other business school guides.