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The Book The Dirty Thirty
The Author
The Publisher LandaBooks
Release Date2003-05-01
Genre English language
Pages 84
ISBN 9780972992008
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Dirty Thirty is a friendly little workbook that will help you learn--and teach--some of the most useful (and most misused) words in our language. Words are like people--they can cause confusion, or bring pleasure. And sometimes the same words can do both. That's especially true of the tricky terms in The Dirty Thirty. We see them misused again and again, even by intelligent people who write and speak well. These words usually come in pairs (like affect-effect, who-whom, and stationery-stationary). They often look and sound a lot alike (capitol-capital), and they may be related in meaning (emigrate-immigrate). So it's no surprise that even professionals sometimes have trouble keeping them straight. This book will show you how. It focuses on words that we most need to know about--the ones that come up fairly often in speech and writing, and that competent users of our language are expected to know. You'll get clear explanations of the differences, and do short practice exercises to help you confirm that you understand and can use the words. And the format of The Dirty Thirty, with its clear explanation and short exercises, makes it an excellent teaching tool.


The Book Dirty Thirty
The Author Billie Proffitt
The Publisher Dorrance Publishing
Release Date2017-11-20
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 416
ISBN 9781480943674
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dirty Thirty - PB By: Billie Proffitt With a plethora of experiences by her late twenties, Billie Proffitt still felt overwhelmed by the pressure of deciding what she wanted. Raised that well-being is more valuable than the “should’s” of society, she examined not only the roads less traveled, but also the ones that nobody else saw. Her willingness to forge on even as these were littered with pitfalls, paint these non-chronological stories which make up the thirty most important lessons she learned by thirty. Believing as author Natalie Babbitt suggested, that it isn’t death to be feared, “but rather the unlived life,” this gifted storyteller marks the up’s, down’s, backward and eventual steps forward in life that span the range of human emotions. Billie is a bright, quirky, honest young woman who captures the beauty of the human condition with passion and humor - insight and determination. Dirty Thirty doesn’t evoke wistful regret for life’s lost opportunities, but instead inspires reaching toward the great days ahead that yet have to be lived.


The Book The Dirty Thirty
The Author Richard W. Hudson
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2007-09-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 464
ISBN 9781434306197
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Imagine being just twenty-one, thirteen thousand miles from home in a strange country where the inhabitants want to kill you! Envision living in mud, eating food packed in 1941, witnessing hostilities from your enemies and among your friends. ‘The Dirty Thirty’ explains life as it was as a Gun-Bunny, a trucker, a thief and a soldier in the jungles and towns of South Vietnam Live as a draftee lived among the diversity of an army of draftees. The odd and endearing characters of ‘The Dirty Thirty’ and the strict ‘military minds’ of the Lifers, will give you a glimpse of the real Vietnam experience. Jolt at the realization that the NVA was not an ‘Evil Empire’, but a military force with a ‘cause’ and a heartfelt dedication among its soldiers. Be sad at the plights of individual U.S. soldiers at the mercy of the ‘Military Machine’. Be proud of the sacrifices made by the men and women of both sides during the 10,000 Day War. ‘The Dirty Thirty’ gives a day to day account of what life was really like on the fire bases in the jungles and hills of Vietnam and Cambodia in 1969-1970.


The Book Dirty Thirty
The Author Asa Akira
The Publisher Cleis Press
Release Date2015-07-26
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 280
ISBN 9781627781657
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The world knows her as a porn star. . . but it's her way with words that will touch you again and again. Asa Akira's perceptive, funny, and straightforward writings on love, sex, death, marriage and celebrity come together in a surprising book of essays. Personally revealing as well as universal, Dirty Thirty marks the coming of age of a new literary star.


The Book NYPD Confidential
The Author Leonard Levitt
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2009-07-21
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 1429986719
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For years, the police commissioner and the mayor of New York City have duked it out for publicity, credit, and power. Some have translated their stardom into success after leaving office, while others have been hung out to dry. In the battle for control of the country's most powerful police force, these high-status government officials have often chosen political expediency over public honesty. The result is a legacy of systemic corruption and cover-ups that is nothing less than shocking. Respected journalist Leonard Levitt has covered the NYPD for New York Newsday, and the New York Post among other papers. His columns have made him persona non grata in police headquarters. In NYPD Confidential, he reveals everything he's discovered throughout his decades-long career. With amazing details of backroom deals and larger-than-life powerbrokers, Levitt lays bare the backstabbing, power-grabs, and chaotic internal investigations that have run the NYPD's reputation into the ground in the past—and the forces conspiring to do so once again.


The Book The Dirty Thirty
The Author David Bell
The Publisher Five Leaves Publications
Release Date2009
Genre Coal Strike, Great Britain, 1984-1985
Pages 136
ISBN 1905512678
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "The miner's strike came to be called the "Great Strike", with good reason. It was the largest, longest, trade union struggle in Britain, and the most far reaching in its consequences since the 1926 General Strike. For a year 170,000 miners, plus the women in the mining communities, battled against everything the government and the police threw at them." "Only 30 miners out of 2,500 from Leicestershire coal-field struck against the pit closure programme. They became renowned as The Dirty Thirty and travelled the world for the strike fund selling badges, mugs and plates, making speeches and supporting the other striking miner." "David Bell has interviewed many of the members of the Dirty Thirty and the women's support group to find out why they struck, and why they held out for so long. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1984-85 Miner's Strike, this is the story of the miners and their wives and families' courage, humour and an unbreakable will to win" --Book Jacket.


The Book The Dirty Thirty
The Author Jessa Kaye
The Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date2014-05-19
Genre
Pages 52
ISBN 1499618514
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Distraught over her impending thirtieth birthday and encouraged by a new, mysterious friend, Sydney Harper decides to strike out on an adventure, leaving her dismal life behind. With nothing but a suitcase in her hand and the wind on her back, she hitchhikes across The Dirty Thirty, checking off a list of hopes and dreams as she travels the highway, and discovering something she never expected. She finds herself. She finds him.


The Book Another Dirty Thirty More Words Smart People Misuse
The Author David Hatcher
The Publisher Landabooks
Release Date2009
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 82
ISBN 0972992014
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This easy-to-read and entertaining book presents clear answers to questions about word usage and meaning, and includes self-paced exercises for practice.


The Book Buddha s Child
The Author Nguyen Cao Ky
The Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date2013-12-24
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 272
ISBN 9781466860858
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The history of the Vietnam War has rarely been told from the Vietnamese perspective-and never by a leader of that country. In Buddha's Child, Nguyen Cao Ky reveals the remarkable story of his tumultuous tenure as Premier of South Vietnam, and offers unprecedented insight into the war's beginning, escalation, and heartbreaking end. A thirty-four year old pilot and Air Force commander, known for his fighter-pilot's moustache, flowing lavender scarf and his reputation as a ladies' man, Ky in 1965 agreed to lead South Vietnam after a series of coups had dangerously destabilized the nation. Ky's task was to unite a country riven by political, ethnic, and religious factions and undermined by corruption. With little experience in governing and none in international affairs, and while continuing to fly combat missions over Vietnam, Ky plunged into a war to save his homeland. He served as premier until 1967, continued to be active in the war after his resignation, and finally left Vietnam in 1975 during the fall of Saigon. Buddha's Child offers Ky's perspective on the crucial events and memorable images of the Vietnam War: the coup against and execution of President Diem; the self-immolation by the Buddhist monk, and the radical Buddhists' attempt to topple Ky's government; the bloody and pivotal Tet Offensive; the shooting of a Vietcong prisoner, captured in one of the war's most notorious photographs; the Paris Peace talks that sold out South Vietnam; and the last, desperate days of Saigon. In frank language, Ky discusses his own successes and failures as a leader and dramatically relates the progress of the war as it unfolded on the ground and behind the scenes-including anecdotes about Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, William Westmoreland, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Colby, Henry Kissinger, and many others. Buddha's Child is a revelatory, fascinating account of a nation at war by a most unusual man.


The Book The dirty thirties in prairie Canada
The Author R. Douglas Francis
The Publisher
Release Date1973
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 173
ISBN UVA:X000836610
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Nephilim
The Author Åsa Schwarz
The Publisher Stockholm Text
Release Date2013-08-15
Genre Fiction
Pages 298
ISBN 9789175470191
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Thriller of Biblical Proportion When eco warrior Nova decides to take action against environmentally dangerous corporations, little does she know that a shadowy organization shares in her goal. Nephilim is a riveting thriller, set in the historic capital of Sweden. Blending biblical mythology with global conspiracies in a convincing and effective manner, it’s a page-turning novel that raises important questions.


The Book Evolution of My Thoughts
The Author William H. (Bill) Schulze
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2010-03
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 142
ISBN 9781450057936
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is an autobiographical sketch of selected events, with emphasis on church memberships and experiences, which affected my religious philosophy that evolved into my present convictions that all major world religions and their underlying written documentation are the works of men, to some of whom divine inspiration is attributed; that their deities are either nonexistent fabrications of the authors, interpreters, and practitioners of their particular religions, or human beings who claim to be divine, or prophets of a deity or deities, or who were determined by their followers to be such; and some related essays.


The Book Anything Anywhere Anytime
The Author Sam McGowan
The Publisher Author House
Release Date2012-01-04
Genre History
Pages 508
ISBN 9781468505641
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In December, 1941 US Army pilots began hauling passengers and cargo around the Philippines after the Japanese attack on Clark Field, thus beginning one of the most important air force missions of World War II. As America greared up to fight the war, dozens of what came to be known as troop carrier squadrons were activated and equipped, usually with Douglas C-47 and C-53 version of the DC-8 transport. Beginning in New Guinea, US Army troop carrier crews became a crucial part of the effort to turn the tide of war. In Europe troop carrier squadrons supported Army airborne forces and provided logistical support for air force squadrons. During the Battle of the Bulge troop carrier crews kept the 101st Airborne Division supplied. After the war, troop carrier squadrons supplied the besieged city of Berlin. Troop carrier crews supported UN forces in Korea, then supported French efforts in Indochina where their successors would become crucial to US efforts in the 1960s and early 1970s. This is their story.


The Book Texas Politics
The Author Cal Jillson
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-07-24
Genre Political Science
Pages 336
ISBN 9781135015473
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The fourth edition of this popular text is now expanded to better fit the needs of a standalone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect the origins and development of government and politics in Texas--from the Texas Constitution, to party competition, to the role and powers of the Governor--to its current day practice and the alternatives possible through change and reform. This text helps instructors prepare their students to master the origin and development of the Texas Constitution, the structure and powers of state and local government in Texas, how Texas fits into the U.S. federal system, as well as political participation, the electoral process, and public policy in Texas. Texas Politics offers instructors and students an unmatched range of pedagogical aids and tools. Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette and a series of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives at hand and concludes with a chapter summary, a list of key terms, review questions, suggested readings, and web resources. Key terms are bolded in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and included in a glossary at the end of the book. Each chapter includes "Let's Compare" boxes to help students see how Texas sits alongside other states, and "Pro & Con" boxes to bring conflicting political views into sharper focus. Tables, figures, and photos throughout highlight the major ideas, issues, individuals, and institutions discussed.


The Book On the Dirty Plate Trail
The Author Sanora Babb
The Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date2009-03-06
Genre History
Pages 208
ISBN 0292782837
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The 1930s exodus of "Okies" dispossessed by repeated droughts and failed crop prices was a relatively brief interlude in the history of migrant agricultural labor. Yet it attracted wide attention through the publication of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and the images of Farm Security Administration photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein. Ironically, their work risked sublimating the subjects—real people and actual experience—into aesthetic artifacts, icons of suffering, deprivation, and despair. Working for the Farm Security Administration in California's migrant labor camps in 1938-39, Sanora Babb, a young journalist and short story writer, together with her sister Dorothy, a gifted amateur photographer, entered the intimacy of the dispossessed farmers' lives as insiders, evidenced in the immediacy and accuracy of their writings and photos. Born in Oklahoma and raised on a dryland farm, the Babb sisters had unparalleled access to the day-by-day harsh reality of field labor and family life. This book presents a vivid, firsthand account of the Dust Bowl refugees, the migrant labor camps, and the growth of labor activism among Anglo and Mexican farm workers in California's agricultural valleys linked by the "Dirty Plate Trail" (Highway 99). It draws upon the detailed field notes that Sanora Babb wrote while in the camps, as well as on published articles and short stories about the migrant workers and an excerpt from her Dust Bowl novel, Whose Names Are Unknown. Like Sanora's writing, Dorothy's photos reveal an unmediated, personal encounter with the migrants, portraying the social and emotional realities of their actual living and working conditions, together with their efforts to organize and to seek temporary recreation. An authority in working-class literature and history, volume editor Douglas Wixson places the Babb sisters' work in relevant historical and social-political contexts, examining their role in reconfiguring the Dust Bowl exodus as a site of memory in the national consciousness. Focusing on the material conditions of everyday existence among the Dust Bowl refugees, the words and images of these two perceptive young women clearly show that, contrary to stereotype, the "Okies" were a widely diverse people, including not only Steinbeck's sharecropper "Joads" but also literate, independent farmers who, in the democracy of the FSA camps, found effective ways to rebuild lives and create communities.


The Book The Brotherhoods
The Author Guy Lawson
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2006-11-28
Genre True Crime
Pages 768
ISBN 9781416547884
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: INSIDE THE MOB. INSIDE THE NYPD. THE LAST GREAT MAFIA BOOK OF OUR TIME. The Brotherhoods is the chilling chronicle of the shocking crimes of NYPD detectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue cops found guilty in April 2006 of the ultimate form of police corruption -- shielding their criminal deeds behind their badges while they worked for the mafia. Their crimes include participation in the murders of at least eight men, kidnapping, and the betrayal of an entire generation of New York City detectives, federal agents, and prosecutors. "One of the most spectacular police corruption scandals in the city's history," proclaimed the New York Times in its front-page coverage of the jury's verdict. This gripping, true-life detective story is remarkable for its psychological intrigue, criminal audacity, and paranoid, blood-soaked fury. Written by prize-winning journalist Guy Lawson and William Oldham, the brilliant detective who quietly and relentlessly investigated the rogue cops for seven years, The Brotherhoods provides unparalleled access to the secretive workings of both the NYPD and organized crime -- their hierarchies, rituals, and codes of conduct. Sprawling from Manhattan to Las Vegas to Hollywood, this incredible story features wiseguys, hit men on the lam, snitches, cops on the take, girlfriends who should know better, a crooked accountant, corrupt jewelers, streetwise detectives, flamboyant defense attorneys, ice-cool prosecutors, a distinguished federal judge, and a gallery of other unforgettable characters, many hiding secrets they are afraid to reveal. In yet another turn of events, in June 2006 a federal judge vacated the convictions on statute of limitations grounds, even as he cited overwhelming evidence that Caracappa and Eppolito had committed "heinous and violent crimes." The U.S. Attorney's Office, which had won the convictions, has appealed the ruling. The conviction of the two men by a jury and the judge's reiteration of their guilt underscore the amazing story of The Brotherhoods. Destined to rank with such modern crime classics as Serpico, Donnie Brasco, and Wiseguy, this quintessential American mob tale goes to the hearts of two brotherhoods -- the police and the mafia -- and the two cops who belonged to both.


The Book Dirty thirty Ediz italiana
The Author Sylvia McPoock
The Publisher
Release Date2015
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 8899485046
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book 20 Years to Life A Memoir
The Author T.T Hartman
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2012-08-22
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 131
ISBN 9781477157282
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: I was born on Flag Day, 1935, the same year Social Security was enacted. Consequently, I have always felt a tug of birthday patriotism and as a child I secretly hoped the flags might be flying for my benefit. Growing up with the SS system has been a comfort, as well. I didn't mind contributing to the pot all during my working years and I cretainly appreciate the pay out during retirement. Graduating from journalism school and working for ten years as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor gave me a chance to write about and promote what's right with America. My generation saw dramatic changes throughout the 30s, 40s and 50s, which paralleled my coming of age over a 20 year span. Recounting some of these events and how they impacted me as an only child with a bit of an attitude, is the theme of the momoir.


The Book Tactical airlift
The Author Ray L. Bowers
The Publisher Dept. of the Air Force
Release Date1983
Genre History
Pages 899
ISBN UIUC:30112104122806
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Air Force History and Museums Program. Presents the United States Air Force's use of one form of air power, tactical airlift aviation, in the changing limited warfare situation in Vietnam. Covers the period from the decision of President Truman to assist the French in 1950 to the end of United States involvement in 1975.


The Book Nefilim
The Author A°sa Schwarz
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2011-05-05
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789021440033
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Als eco-activiste Nova Barakel en haar twee vrienden besluiten actie te ondernemen tegen grote, ecologisch onverantwoord handelende concerns, komen zij in contact met een onbekende organisatie. Maar anders dan de jonge activisten schrikt die voor niets en niemand terug. Gevangen in een net van gruwelijke moorden moet Nova aan de hand van Bijbelse citaten draden uit verleden en heden aan elkaar knopen om haar leven te redden. Prachtige, levensechte personages en dramatische plotwendingen maken Nefilim. De tweede zondvloed tot een echte pageturner.