Fiction

Stirrin' the Pot - A Collection of Controversial Conversations

Author: R. Scott Creel

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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Stirrin' the Pot - A Collection of Controversial Conversations is a no-holds barred, open dialogue between different characters about current hot topics in America such as Racism, Religion, Drugs, Homosexuality, Abortion, Crime, Politics, and more. Arguments are made on each topic from opposing sides and present varying ideas and opinions. The underlying purpose of this book is to widen the scope of thought on the topics and hopefully promote an understanding for opposing view points - to agree to disagree.
Fiction

The Herons Return

Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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After the death of his wife in Europe Jamie Jordon returns to New Zealand to discover his grandparent's apple orchard has become an abandoned quarry. The laid-to-waste landscape is a disgrace that Jamie vows to remedy. Hard-nosed businessman, Terry McKechnie, is responsible for this environmental vandalism. He and Jamie's ex-girlfriend, Liz Lawrence, have a marriage of convenience, but Terry wants more and becomes violent when Liz refuses. Jamie decides to restore the worked-out quarry and turn it into a top-class resort and country club, and when Liz leaves Terry he offers her employment. Suspecting the pair have become more than work colleagues, Terry's drunken retaliation backfi res and Liz's hopes for a better life are shattered.
Family & Relationships

The Death of a Dream

Author: William Deitz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 394

View: 525

He had a dream. He dreamt that he lived in a land where the people were free. They were free to live their lives and raise their families, in the light of their own god, without the interference or dictation from the king, the court, the state, or the church, the American dream.
Fiction

Charlotte

Author: Sabrina Chesters

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Charlotte is written in a stream of conscious format. This allows for the abstraction of her random thoughts to be revealed to the reader as the plot develops. Generally, the plot focuses on Charlotte’s internal struggles with herself after experiencing a traumatic event generated by her, now, ex boyfriend. A boy named Drew comes into Charlotte’s life at this time of mourning and confusion. They both have devastating pasts and through this they begin their friendship. Charlotte covers topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, and a few others.
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990

Iran-Contra Investigation

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition

Publisher:

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Category: Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990

Page: 1526

View: 274

Motorcyclists

Riding in the Wind

Author: James T. Thomas

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Motorcyclists

Page: 344

View: 549

Labor laws and legislation

Amendments to the National Labor Relations Act

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor

Publisher:

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Category: Labor laws and legislation

Page: 1042

View: 730

Fiction

Reveille

Author: R. H. van de Weert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

View: 113

When a camping trip goes terribly wrong, young Joey Winter finds himself seriously injured, abandoned by his mother and her friend, and in the care of dangerous strangers. As he recovers, he learns he’s in even more danger than he ever imagined, and still his mother has not come to get him so, when the opportunity arises to escape, Joey takes it. With three companions, one the woman who’d tried to kill him already and no doubt would try again, Joey is determined to survive and to go home.
History

Freedom's Orator

Author: Robert Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 847

Here is the first biography of Mario Savio, the brilliant leader of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, the largest and most disruptive student rebellion in American history. Savio risked his life to register black voters in Mississippi in the Freedom Summer of 1964 and did more than anyone to bring daring forms of non-violent protest from the civil rights movement to the struggle for free speech and academic freedom on American campuses. Drawing upon previously unavailable Savio papers, as well as oral histories from friends and fellow movement leaders, Freedom's Orator illuminates Mario's egalitarian leadership style, his remarkable eloquence, and the many ways he embodied the youthful idealism of the 1960s. The book also narrates, for the first time, his second phase of activism against "Reaganite Imperialism" in Central America and the corporatization of higher education. Including a generous selection of Savio's speeches, Freedom's Orator speaks with special relevance to a new generation of activists and to all who cherish the '60s and democratic ideals for which Savio fought so selflessly.
Biography & Autobiography

Brothers Emanuel

Author: Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Publisher: Halban Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 892

"This delightful memoir is a deeply personal tale of one family, but it's also about much larger things: America and tribal identity, love and rivalry, and the moral lessons to be learned as you grow up." Walter Isaaon For years, people have been asking Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely loyal eldest brother in the Emanuel clan, the same question: What did your mom put in the cereal? Middle brother Rahm is the mayor of Chicago, erstwhile White House chief of staff, and one of the most colorful figures in American politi. Youngest brother Ari is a Hollywood superagent, the real-life model for the character of Ari Gold on the hit series Entourage. And Zeke himself, whom the other brothers consider to be the smartest of them all, is one of the world's leading bioethicists and oncologists, and a former special advisor for health policy in the Obama administration. How did one family of modest means produce three such high-achieving kids? Here, for the first time, Zeke provides the answer. Set amid the tumult of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s, Brothers Emanuel recounts the intertwined histories of these three rambunctious, hypercompetitive Jewish American boys, each with his own unique and compelling life story. But ultimately, this is the story of the entire Emanuel family: the tough, colorful Old World grandparents; a mischievous, loving father who immigrated to the United States with twenty-five dollars and who enthralled his boys with tales of his adventures in Israel's war for independence; and a proud, politically engaged mother who took the boys with her to rallies and protests—including a civil rights march through the streets of Chicago led by Martin Luther King, Jr., himself. Even as the Emanuels distinguished themselves as individuals, the bond of brotherhood that tied them together was never broken. Brothers Emanuel is a wry, rollicking, and often poignant narrative of how one American family succeeded in raising three extraordinary children.