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In Pursuit of the Truth Book by ,

In Pursuit of the Truth Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-07-30
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1473503922

Summary: Former Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll is most famous for being the man who finally secured convictions for the murder of Stephen Lawrence, a case previously mired by claims of institutional racism and corruption. For Clive, it was the pinnacle of a 35-year career with the world’s most famous police force, the Metropolitan Police Service. Clive’s prodigious rise through the ranks of the Met saw him front some of the most high-profile units at Scotland Yard. He was put in charge of their policy for sexual offences, domestic violence, child protection and the paedophile unit before heading up the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force tackling their backlist of cold cases. From action-packed moments chasing down criminals to more tender occasions, like gaining the trust of a murder victim’s family, to making crucial legal history, and unearthing huge national scandals, In Pursuit of the Truth is the definitive account of modern day policing, its successes and failings included, seen through the eyes of a man who has dedicated his life to making a difference. This is a book that every part of society can learn from.

Angel on a Leash Book by David Frei

Angel on a Leash Book
  • Author : David Frei
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Category: Pets
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 193704923X

Summary: David Frei, the publicist of Westminster Kennel Club and the founder of Westminster's therapy dog charity, Angel on a Leash, along with his wife Cheri, a minister at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, retell heartwarming stories of therapy dogs who change the lives of needy children at hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

The Book of Fate Book by Brad Meltzer

The Book of Fate Book
  • Author : Brad Meltzer
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-09-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 9780759568426

Summary: "Six minutes from now, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming." So says Wes Holloway, a young presidential aide, about the day he put Ron Boyle, the chief executive's oldest friend, into the president's limousine. By the trip's end, a crazed assassin would permanently disfigure Wes and kill Boyle. Now, eight years later, Boyle has been spotted alive. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back into disturbing secrets buried in Freemason history, a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, and a two-hundred-year-old code invented by Thomas Jefferson that conceals secrets worth dying for.

The Disappearance of Amy Cave Book by Pat Flagg

The Disappearance of Amy Cave Book
  • Author : Pat Flagg
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Category: True Crime
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN Code: 1461744733

Summary: When Amy Cave was reported missing and later discovered murdered, it was difficult for the police and reporters to keep their emotional distance. The controversial sexuality of the killer and the tragic nature of the story made that impossible.

Dead Even Book by Brad Meltzer

Dead Even Book
  • Author : Brad Meltzer
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 0062084844

Summary: Lawyer Sara Tate is in danger of losing her new job with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office if she doesn't get noticed fast. Smart and tough—a fighter who makes things happen—she grabs a high-profile burglary case that could make her career. There are two problems: Sara's husband, Jared, is the attorney for the defense . . . and she's been warned that if she does not get a conviction, Jared will be killed. What she doesn't know is that her husband has received a similar threat. Unless his client walks, Sara's life is over. Unaware of the stakes on the other side and forced to keep their secrets from each other, husband and wife become bitter adversaries, locked in a vicious head-to-head battle in the courtroom and at home. And there can be no victor in this struggle. No matter who wins . . . someone dies.

Rebel Girls Book by Jessica K. Taft

Rebel Girls Book
  • Author : Jessica K. Taft
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-02
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780814783375

Summary: From anti-war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers, rallies against educational privatization, and workshops on fair trade, teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social movements. Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas illuminates the experiences and perspectives of these uniquely positioned agents of social change. Jessica K. Taft introduces readers to a diverse and vibrant transnational community of teenage girl activists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico City, Caracas, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver. Expansive in scope and full of rich details, Taft brings to life the voices of these inspiring activists who are engaged in innovative and effective organizing for global and local social justice, highlighting their important contributions to contemporary social movements and social theory. Rebel Girls explores how teenage girls construct activist identities, rejecting and redefining girlhood and claiming political authority for youth in the process. Taft examines the girl activists’ social movement strategies and collective political practices, detailing their shared commitments to process-based political education, participatory democracy, and hopeful enthusiasm. Ultimately, Rebel Girls has substantial implications for social movements and youth organizations, arguing that adult social movements could learn a great deal from girl activists and making clear the importance of increased collaboration between young people and adults.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things Book by Raj Patel,Jason W. Moore

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things Book
  • Author : Raj Patel,Jason W. Moore
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN Code: 0520966376

Summary: Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

Contesting Stereotypes and Creating Identities Book by Andrew J. Fuligni

Contesting Stereotypes and Creating Identities Book
  • Author : Andrew J. Fuligni
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1610442334

Summary: Since the end of legal segregation in schools, most research on educational inequality has focused on economic and other structural obstacles to the academic achievement of disadvantaged groups. But in Contesting Stereotypes and Creating Identities, a distinguished group of psychologists and social scientists argue that stereotypes about the academic potential of some minority groups remain a significant barrier to their achievement. This groundbreaking volume examines how low institutional and cultural expectations of minorities hinder their academic success, how these stereotypes are perpetuated, and the ways that minority students attempt to empower themselves by redefining their identities. The contributors to Contesting Stereotypes and Creating Identities explore issues of ethnic identity and educational inequality from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, drawing on historical analyses, social-psychological experiments, interviews, and observation. Meagan Patterson and Rebecca Bigler show that when teachers label or segregate students according to social categories (even in subtle ways), students are more likely to rank and stereotype one another, so educators must pay attention to the implicit or unintentional ways that they emphasize group differences. Many of the contributors contest John Ogbu’s theory that African Americans have developed an “oppositional culture” that devalues academic effort as a form of “acting white.” Daphna Oyserman and Daniel Brickman, in their study of black and Latino youth, find evidence that strong identification with their ethnic group is actually associated with higher academic motivation among minority youth. Yet, as Julie Garcia and Jennifer Crocker find in a study of African-American female college students, the desire to disprove negative stereotypes about race and gender can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem, and excessive, self-defeating levels of effort, which impede learning and academic success. The authors call for educational institutions to diffuse these threats to minority students’ identities by emphasizing that intelligence is a malleable rather than a fixed trait. Contesting Stereotypes and Creating Identities reveals the many hidden ways that educational opportunities are denied to some social groups. At the same time, this probing and wide-ranging anthology provides a fresh perspective on the creative ways that these groups challenge stereotypes and attempt to participate fully in the educational system.

The Nature of Technology Book by Michael P. Clough,Joanne K. Olson,Dale S Niederhauser

The Nature of Technology Book
  • Author : Michael P. Clough,Joanne K. Olson,Dale S Niederhauser
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN Code: 9462092699

Summary: How does technology alter thinking and action without our awareness? How can instantaneous information access impede understanding and wisdom? How does technology alter conceptions of education, schooling, teaching and what learning entails? What are the implications of these and other technology issues for society? Meaningful technology education is far more than learning how to use technology. It entails an understanding of the nature of technology — what technology is, how and why technology is developed, how individuals and society direct, react to, and are sometimes unwittingly changed by technology. This book places these and other issues regarding the nature of technology in the context of learning, teaching and schooling. The nature of technology and its impact on education must become a significant object of inquiry among educators. Students must come to understand the nature of technology so that they can make informed decisions regarding how technology may influence thinking, values and action, and when and how technology should be used in their personal lives and in society. Prudent choices regarding technology cannot be made without understanding the issues that this book raises. This book is intended to raise such issues and stimulate thinking and action among teachers, teacher educators, and education researchers. The contributions to this book raise historical and philosophical issues regarding the nature of technology and their implications for education; challenge teacher educators and teachers to promote understanding of the nature of technology; and provide practical considerations for teaching the nature of technology.

The Opposite of Hate Book by Sally Kohn

The Opposite of Hate Book
  • Author : Sally Kohn
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 161620835X

Summary: “Brilliantly illustrates the immense and disarming power of changing course and driving not toward division, but toward civility and mutual respect.” --Ms. magazine As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences. In this age of dangerous partisan resentment and rising bigotry, she decided to investigate hate itself--to better consider how we can stop it. With her trademark humor and humanity, Kohn introduces us to leading researchers and scientists who are exploring the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate. She travels to Rwanda, to the Middle East, and across the United States, talking with former terrorists and reformed white supremacists, and even sitting down with some of her own Twitter trolls. What she discovers is surprising: All of us harbor hate but the powerful acknowledgment that we are all in this together can lead us out of the wilderness. The opposite of hate is connection.

Native Americans and the Christian Right Book by Andrea Smith

Native Americans and the Christian Right Book
  • Author : Andrea Smith
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-11
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN Code: 0822388871

Summary: In Native Americans and the Christian Right, Andrea Smith advances social movement theory beyond simplistic understandings of social-justice activism as either right-wing or left-wing and urges a more open-minded approach to the role of religion in social movements. In examining the interplay of biblical scripture, gender, and nationalism in Christian Right and Native American activism, Smith rethinks the nature of political strategy and alliance-building for progressive purposes, highlighting the potential of unlikely alliances, termed “cowboys and Indians coalitions” by one of her Native activist interviewees. She also complicates ideas about identity, resistance, accommodation, and acquiescence in relation to social-justice activism. Smith draws on archival research, interviews, and her own participation in Native struggles and Christian Right conferences and events. She considers American Indian activism within the Promise Keepers and new Charismatic movements. She also explores specific opportunities for building unlikely alliances. For instance, while evangelicals’ understanding of the relationship between the Bible and the state may lead to reactionary positions on issues including homosexuality, civil rights, and abortion, it also supports a relatively progressive position on prison reform. In terms of evangelical and Native American feminisms, she reveals antiviolence organizing to be a galvanizing force within both communities, discusses theories of coalition politics among both evangelical and indigenous women, and considers Native women’s visions of sovereignty and nationhood. Smith concludes with a reflection on the implications of her research for the field of Native American studies.

Signifying Identities Book by Anthony Cohen

Signifying Identities Book
  • Author : Anthony Cohen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-12
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1134651678

Summary: This collection of extended papers examines the ways in which relations between national, ethnic, religious and gender groups are underpinned by each group's perceptions of their distinctive identities and of the nature of the boundaries which divide them. Questions of frontier and identity are theorised with reference to the Maori, Australian aborigines and Celtic groups. The theoretical arguments and ethnographic perspectives of this book place it at the cutting edge of contemporary anthropological scholarship on identity, with respect to the study of ethnicity, nationalism, localism, gender and indigenous peoples. It will be of value to scholars and students of social and cultural anthropology, human geography and social psychology.

Social Movements Book by Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani

Social Movements Book
  • Author : Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-02-09
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 1405148217

Summary: Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction andcritical analysis of collective action in society today. In thisnew edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the mostrecent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individualmotivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciencesto address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations,new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.

Helping Doctoral Students Write Book by Barbara Kamler,Pat Thomson

Helping Doctoral Students Write Book
  • Author : Barbara Kamler,Pat Thomson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN Code: 1317802128

Summary: Helping Doctoral Students Write offers a proven approach to effective doctoral writing. By treating research as writing and writing as research, the authors offer pedagogical strategies for doctoral supervisors that will assist the production of well-argued and lively dissertations. It is clear that many doctoral candidates find research writing complicated and difficult, but the advice they receive often glosses over the complexities of writing and/or locates the problem in the writer. Kamler and Thomson provide a highly effective framework for scholarly work that is located in personal, institutional and cultural contexts. The pedagogical approach developed in the book is based on the notion of writing as a social practice. This approach allows supervisors to think of doctoral writers as novices who need to learn new ways with words as they enter the discursive practices of scholarly communities. This involves learning sophisticated writing practices with specific sets of conventions and textual characteristics. The authors offer supervisors practical advice on helping with commonly encountered writing tasks such as the proposal, the journal abstract, the literature review and constructing the dissertation argument. The first edition of this book has helped many academics and thousands of research students produce better written material. Now fully updated the second edition includes: Examples from a broader range of academic disciplines A new chapter on writing from the thesis for peer reviewed journals More advice on reading and note taking, performance and conferences, Further information on developing a personal academic writing style, and Advice on the use of social media (blogs, tweets and wikis) to create trans-disciplinary and trans-national networks and conversations. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated throughout by stories and writings of actual doctoral students. In conclusion, they present a persuasive and proven argument that universities must move away from simply auditing supervision to supporting the development of scholarly research communities. Any supervisor keen to help their students develop as academics will find the ideas and practical solutions presented in this book fascinating and insightful reading.

A Promise for Ellie (Daughters of Blessing Book #1) Book by Lauraine Snelling

A Promise for Ellie (Daughters of Blessing Book #1) Book
  • Author : Lauraine Snelling
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release Date : 2006-08-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN Code: 9781441203465

Summary: Return to Blessing, North Dakota, with the story of Andrew Bjorklund and Ellie Wold. After graduating in May of 1900, the two make plans to marry once the harvest is over and their new house is finished. They spend the summer working hard, and the Lord seems to shine on and in them in a special way. Everyone rejoices in their happiness. Everyone except for Toby Valders, who is determined to get even for all the drubbings he has taken from Andrew through the years. Andrew, however, has promised Ellie there will be no more fistfights. But when their new barn burns--and many of their possessions and dreams with it--Andrew throws his vows of nonviolence aside, reaping bitter consequences. Why is the life he has so looked forward to now unraveling so quickly? (Daughters of Blessing Book 1)

Super Mad at Everything All the Time Book by Alison Dagnes

Super Mad at Everything All the Time Book
  • Author : Alison Dagnes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-11
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN Code: 3030061310

Summary: Super Mad at Everything All the Time explores the polarization of American politics through the collapse of the space between politics and culture, as bolstered by omnipresent media. It seeks to explain this perfect storm of money, technology, and partisanship that has created two entirely separate news spheres: a small, enclosed circle for the right wing and a sprawling expanse for everyone else. This leads to two sets of facts, two narratives, and two loudly divergent political sides with extraordinary anger all around. Based on extensive interviews with leading media figures and politicos, this book traces the development of the media machine, giving suggestions on how to restore our national dialogue while defending our right to disagree agreeably.

The 13th Gift Book by Joanne Huist Smith

The 13th Gift Book
  • Author : Joanne Huist Smith
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0553418564

Summary: For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love. After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children--especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season.

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory Book by Stephen W. Littlejohn,Karen A. Foss

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory Book
  • Author : Stephen W. Littlejohn,Karen A. Foss
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-08-18
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1192
  • ISBN Code: 1506319149

Summary: With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a one-stop source for a comprehensive overview of communication theory, offering current descriptions of theories as well as the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories. This is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field. Key Themes Applications and Contexts Critical Orientations Cultural Orientations Cybernetic and Systems Orientations Feminist Orientations Group and Organizational Concepts Information, Media, and Communication Technology International and Global Concepts Interpersonal Concepts Non-Western Orientations Paradigms, Traditions, and Schools Philosophical Orientations Psycho-Cognitive Orientations Rhetorical Orientations Semiotic, Linguistic, and Discursive Orientations Social/Interactional Orientations Theory, Metatheory, Methodology, and Inquiry

Psychoanalytic Accounts of Consuming Desire Book by John Desmond

Psychoanalytic Accounts of Consuming Desire Book
  • Author : John Desmond
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN Code: 1137289082

Summary: Provides an accessible introduction to psychoanalytic explanations of consumer desire. Topics are drawn widely to reflect the scope of Freud's vision and include dreams, sexuality and hysteria. Discussion is widened to selectively include authors such as Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, and to include evaluation of current research.