Worlds Apart

Author: Cynthia M. Duncan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300210514

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examined the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as some new key informants. Duncan provides powerful new insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and community change. "Duncan, through in-depth investigation and interviews, concludes that only a strong civic culture, a sense among citizens of community and the need to serve that community, can truly address poverty. . . . Moving and troubling. Duncan has created a remarkable study of the persistent patterns of poverty and power."—Kirkus Reviews "The descriptions of rural poverty in Worlds Apart are interesting and read almost like a novel."—Choice
Worlds Apart

Author: Sam Cole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039842476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Worlds Collide

Author: Alison Strobel

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307551535

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Some Decisions Change Your Day. Some Will Change Your Life. While the headlines screamed “Hollywood Heartthrob Marries Girl Next Door,” the public relationship of Jack Harrington and Grace Winslowe never revealed the private struggles that threatened to pull them apart–and when celebrity biographer Jada Eastman starts digging, she discovers that there’s more to this couple than anyone could guess. Their relationship began like a scene from one of Jack’s movies. Leaving behind a dead-end relationship and the bitter Chicago winter, Grace had moved to Southern California to start a new life. Meanwhile, Jack had established himself as an up-and-comer with considerable acting talent, and a private heartache. When a fateful accident pulled the two of them together, they couldn’t avoid their initial attraction or the vast differences in their values and lifestyles. Now, against the backdrop of Beverly Hills and the 24/7 nature of the entertainment world, Jada grapples with her own beliefs as she encounters the spiritual chasm of this famous couple. Can Grace and Jack face the consequences of their own personal histories–and can the biographer avoid being affected? As the three of them examine the couple’s bittersweet story, it becomes clear that everyday decisions can carry lifetime consequences when individual worlds collide.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028769

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
Seeds of Poetic Healing

Author: Isis Imani Sanders

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412033268

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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Seeds of Poetic Healing: Reading Between the Lines is a combination of words, thoughts and visions that gently present meaning to some of our most thought provoking questions. Be blessed as you read, meditate and enjoy this book which will lead you through the trinity of your own mind. Enter into "Soul Searching," meditate on these inspired messages. As you continue through "Places in Time" remember we have all been there to find that it awaits for no one, and you leave to carry only your memories and experiences. Now step into the mystery of love as you ponder the questions "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not? He Loves Me." You will return again and again to Seeds of Poetic Healing: Reading Between the Lines. This book is exhilarating, thought provoking and above all a spiritual exhortation of the gift God has planted inside the author Isis Imani Sanders.
Shades of Springsteen

Author: John Massaro

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978816183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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One of the secrets to Bruce Springsteen’s enduring popularity over the past fifty years is the way fans feel a deep personal connection to his work. Yet even as the connection often stays grounded in details from his New Jersey upbringing, Springsteen’s music references a rich array of personalities from John Steinbeck to Amadou Diallo and beyond, inspiring fans to seek out and connect with a whole world’s worth of art, literature, and life stories. In this unique blend of memoir and musical analysis, John Massaro reflects on his experiences as a lifelong fan of The Boss and one of the first professors to design a college course on Springsteen’s work. Focusing on five of the Jersey rocker’s main themes—love, masculinity, sports, politics, and the power of music—he shows how they are represented in Springsteen’s lyrics and shares stories from his own life that powerfully resonate with those lyrics. Meanwhile, paying tribute to Springsteen’s inclusive vision, he draws connections among figures as seemingly disparate as James Joyce, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Thomas Aquinas, Bobby Darin, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Shades of Springsteen offers a deeply personal take on the musical and cultural legacies of an American icon.
World History through Case Studies

Author: Dave Eaton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350042629

Category: History

Page: 304

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This innovative textbook demystifies the subject of world history through a diverse range of case studies. Each chapter looks at an event, person, or place commonly included in comprehensive textbooks, from prehistory to the present and from across the globe – from the Kennewick Man to gladiators and modern-day soccer and globalization – and digs deeper, examining why historians disagree on the subject and why their debates remain relevant today. By taking the approach of 'unwrapping the textbook,' David Eaton reveals how historians think, making it clear that the past is not nearly as tidy as most textbooks suggest. Provocative questions like whether ancient Greece was shaped by contact with Egypt provide an entry point into how history professors may sharply disagree on even basic narratives, and how historical interpretations can be influenced by contemporary concerns. By illuminating these historiographical debates, and linking them to key skills required by historians, World History through Case Studies shows how the study of history is relevant to a new generation of students and teachers.
A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 156

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity

Author: Elisabeth Arweck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134790395

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Investigating the hitherto unexplored topic of how young people understand and relate to religious diversity in the social context in which they are growing up, this book makes a significant contribution to the existing body of literature on religious diversity and multiculturalism. It closes a gap in knowledge about young people’s attitudes to religious diversity, and reports data gathered across the whole of the UK as well as comparative chapters on Canada, USA and continental Europe. Reporting findings from both qualitative and quantitative research which reveal, for example, the importance of the particular social and geographical context within which young people are embedded, the volume addresses young people’s attitudes towards the range of 'world religions’ as well as non-religious stances and offers an interdisciplinary approach through the different analytical perspectives of the contributors.
Words of Love and Life

Author: J'Wan Yvette


ISBN: 9780615188799

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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A collection of love poems and song lyrics. Some of the poems are dark, some are more light-hearted and romantic, all are written from a deep emotional place. I write about love - romantic love, love between friends, love between family.
The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780337043

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 164

This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.