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The Book S Street Rising
The Author Ruben Castaneda
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date2014-07-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 304
ISBN 9781620400050
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country's premier newspapers. But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict. Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours, looking for his next fix. Castaneda's remarkable book, S Street Rising, is more than a memoir; it's a portrait of a city in crisis. It's the adrenalin-infused story of the street where Castaneda quickly became a regular, and where a fledgling church led by a charismatic and streetwise pastorwas protected by the local drug kingpin, a dangerous man who followed an old-school code of honor. It's the story of Castaneda's friendship with an exceptional police homicide commander whose career was derailed when he ran afoul of Mayor Marion Barry and his political cronies. And it's a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above the bloody crack epidemic and the corrosive politics of the Barry era. S Street Rising is The Wire meets the Oscar-winning movie Crash. And it's all true.


The Book Freedom Rising
The Author Ernest B. Furgurson
The Publisher Vintage
Release Date2007-12-18
Genre History
Pages 496
ISBN 9780307425959
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this luminous portrait of wartime Washington, Ernest B. Furgurson–author of the widely acclaimed Chancellorsville 1863, Ashes of Glory, and Not War but Murder--brings to vivid life the personalities and events that animated the Capital during its most tumultuous time. Here among the sharpsters and prostitutes, slaves and statesmen are detective Allan Pinkerton, tracking down Southern sympathizers; poet Walt Whitman, nursing the wounded; and accused Confederate spy Antonia Ford, romancing her captor, Union Major Joseph Willard. Here are generals George McClellan and Ulysses S. Grant, railroad crew boss Andrew Carnegie, and architect Thomas Walter, striving to finish the Capitol dome. And here is Abraham Lincoln, wrangling with officers, pardoning deserters, and inspiring the nation. Freedom Rising is a gripping account of the era that transformed Washington into the world’s most influential city. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book Magazine of the Rising Generation
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The Publisher
Release Date1846
Genre
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ISBN NYPL:33433082291380
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Essex almanac
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ISBN OXFORD:590343797
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Legal Intelligencer
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1867
Genre Law
Pages
ISBN CORNELL:31924061603258
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Post Office Directory of Hampshire Wiltshire and Dorsetshire with Maps Engraged Expressly for the Work and Coorected to the Time of Publication
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The Publisher
Release Date1855
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ISBN OXFORD:590557674
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Rising Trends in Asthma
The Author CIBA Foundation Symposium
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2008-04-30
Genre Science
Pages 290
ISBN 9780470515341
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Asthma is a growing health problem throughout the developed world. This volume presents a critical review of all the possible factors for this rising trend and includes research that has not yet been published in the scientific literature. Discusses the basic biology of asthma and addresses genetic influences. Surveys the epidemiological evidence for the worldwide trends in morbidity and mortality.


The Book Preserving South Street Seaport
The Author James M. Lindgren
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date2014-04-18
Genre History
Pages 384
ISBN 9781479853946
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban development. In 1988, South Street Seaport became the city's #1 destination for visitors. Featuring over 40 archival and contemporary black-and-white photographs, this is the first history of a remarkable historic district and maritime museum. Lindgren skillfully tells the complex story of this unique cobblestoned neighborhood. Comprised of deteriorating, 4-5 story buildings in what was known as the Fulton Fish Market, the neighborhood was earmarked for the erection of the World Trade Center until New Jersey forced its placement one mile westward. After Penn Station’s demolition had angered many New York citizens, preservationists mobilized in 1966 to save this last piece of Manhattan’s old port and recreate its fabled 19th-century “Street of Ships.” The South Street Seaport and the World Trade Center became the yin and yang of Lower Manhattan’s rebirth. In an unprecedented move, City Hall designated the museum as developer of the twelve-block urban renewal district. However, the Seaport Museum,whose membership became the largest of any history museum in the city, was never adequately funded, and it suffered with the real estate collapse of 1972. The city, bankers, and state bought the museum’s fifty buildings and leased them back at terms that crippled the museum financially. That led to the controversial construction of the Rouse Company's New Fulton Market (1983) and Pier 17 mall (1985). Lindgren chronicles these years of struggle, as the defenders of the people-oriented museum and historic district tried to save the original streets and buildings and the largest fleet of historic ships in the country from the schemes of developers, bankers, politicians, and even museum administrators. Though the Seaport Museum’s finances were always tenuous, the neighborhood and the museum were improving until the tragedy of 9/11. But the prolonged recovery brought on dysfunctional museum managers and indifference, if not hostility, from City Hall. Superstorm Sandy then dealt a crushing blow. Today, the future of this pioneering museum, designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, is in doubt, as its waterfront district is eyed by powerful commercial developers. While Preserving South Street Seaport reveals the pitfalls of privatizing urban renewal, developing museum-corporate partnerships, and introducing a professional regimen over a people’s movement, it also tells the story of how a seedy, decrepit piece of waterfront became a wonderful venue for all New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to enjoy. This book will appeal to a wide audience of readers in the history and practice of museums, historic preservation, urban history and urban development, and contemporary New York City. This book is supported by a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.


The Book The Rising of Bella Casey
The Author Mary Morrissy
The Publisher The O'Brien Press
Release Date2013-09-16
Genre Fiction
Pages 352
ISBN 9781847176134
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'a wonderful book from one of our finest writers' Colum McCann Bella is a bright, clever girl who trains as a school teacher, determined to escape the limitations of her genteel impoverishment and become a “mistress of her own life”. However, the manager of her school, the Rev Archibald Leeper, a married clergyman, develops a morbid attachment to her, which is to colour the rest of her life. Leeper places Bella in an untenable position; her only escape is to seduce a young army corporal, Nicholas Beaver, to hide the fact that her reputation has been ruined by the clergyman. She marries Nicholas and they have five children. However, when Nicholas dies at the age of 40 from syphilis, Bella realizes belatedly that she is not the only one who has been keeping sexual secrets. Bella Casey was the sister of the playwright, Sean O’Casey. Tellingly, though, her brother chose to kill her off prematurely in his autobiography – at least 10 years before her actual demise.


The Book Rising 44
The Author Norman Davies
The Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date2008-09-04
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9780330475747
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Rising '44 is a brilliant narrative account of one of the most dramatic episodes in 20th century history, drawing on Davies' unique understanding of the issues and characters involved. In August 1944 Warsaw offered the Wehrmacht the last line of defence against the Red Army's march from Moscow to Berlin. When the Red Army reached the river Vistula, the people of Warsaw believed that liberation had come. The Resistance took to the streets in celebration, but the Soviets remained where they were, allowing the Wehrmacht time to regroup and Hitler to order that the city of Warsaw be razed to the ground. For 63 days the Resistance fought on in the cellars and the sewers. Defenceless citizens were slaughtered in their tens of thousands. One by one the City's monuments were reduced to rubble, watched by Soviet troops on the other bank of the river. The Allies expressed regret but decided that there was nothing to be done, Poland would not be allowed to be governed by Poles. The sacrifice was in vain and the Soviet tanks rolled in to the flattened city. It is a hugely dramatic story, vividly and authoritatively told by one of our greatest historians.


The Book Liar s Poker 25th Anniversary Edition Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street 25th Anniversary Edition
The Author Michael Lewis
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date2014-10-27
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 320
ISBN 9780393247145
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Before there was Flash Boys and The Big Short, there was Liar's Poker. A knowing and unnervingly talented debut, this insider’s account of 1980s Wall Street excess transformed Michael Lewis from a disillusioned bond salesman to the best-selling literary icon he is today. Together, the three books cover thirty years of endemic global corruption—perhaps the defining problem of our age—which has never been so hilariously skewered as in Liar's Poker, now in a twenty-fifth-anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author. It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s: never before had so many twenty-four-year-olds made so much money in so little time. After you learned the trick of it, all you had to do was pick up the phone and the money poured in your lap. This wickedly funny book endures as the best record we have of those heady, frenzied years. In it Lewis describes his own rake’s progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick, the most dangerous beast in the jungle, a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call. As he has continued to do for a quarter century, Michael Lewis here shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. In the Salomon training program a roomful of aspirants is stunned speechless by the vitriolic profanity of the Human Piranha; out on the trading floor, bond traders throw telephones at the heads of underlings and Salomon chairmen Gutfreund challenges his chief trader to a hand of liar’s poker for one million dollars.


The Book Ordinances and Opinions of the City Solicitor
The Author Philadelphia (Pa.).
The Publisher
Release Date1946
Genre
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ISBN UIUC:30112109902590
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Kleurenblind
The Author Trevor Noah
The Publisher Lev.
Release Date2017-02-21
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789044975758
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Trevor Noahs bijzondere levensverhaal - van een arme jeugd onder de apartheid in Zuid-Afrika tot geliefde comedian en presentator van The Daily Show - begon met een misdaad: zijn geboorte. Hij werd, hoewel gemengde relaties verboden waren, geboren als zoon van een blanke Europese vader en een zwarte Xhosa-moeder, die voor de buitenwereld moest doen alsof ze zijn nanny was in de weinige momenten dat ze als gezin samen waren. Zijn briljante, excentrieke moeder speelde een hoofdrol in zijn leven: ze was komisch en diepgelovig (ze gingen zes dagen per week naar de kerk en op zondag zelfs drie keer), en hielp Trevor op zijn hobbelige weg naar wereldfaam. Trevors belevenissen zijn afwisselend bizar, gevoelig en hilarisch. Zo vertelt hij hoe ze rupsen aten als er geen geld was, hoe hij uit een auto werd geslingerd tijdens een poging tot kidnapping, en over tienerverliefdheden in een door huidskleur geobsedeerde maatschappij. Zijn verhalen schetsen een onvergetelijk portret van een jongen die opgroeit in een snel veranderende wereld, gewapend met een scherp gevoel voor humor en onvoorwaardelijke moederliefde.


The Book Selected Tamil Short Stories
The Author Rajendra Awasthy
The Publisher Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
Release Date2004
Genre Short stories, Tamil
Pages 184
ISBN 8128804863
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Kapitaal in de 21ste eeuw
The Author Thomas Piketty
The Publisher De Bezige Bij Amsterdam
Release Date2014-10-30
Genre Business & Economics
Pages
ISBN 9789023489290
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een van de grootste problemen van de economie is de opeenhoping en de verdeling van kapitaal. Dat hangt nauw samen met problemen van ongelijkheid, van concentratie van welvaart en van economische groei. Bevredigende oplossingen voor die problemen waren tot nu toe moeilijk te vinden. Theorieën te over, maar relevant historisch onderzoek was niet voorhanden. In Kapitaal in de 21ste eeuw analyseert Thomas Piketty een groot aantal gegevens uit de laatste twee eeuwen en uit twintig landen. Zo weet hij fundamentele economische en sociale processen bloot te leggen. Hij toont aan dat de moderne economische groei en de spreiding van kennis ons in staat hebben gesteld om de ongelijkheid op apocalyptische schaal die Marx had voorspeld te voorkomen. Maar de diepere structuur van kapitaal en ongelijkheid is er in wezen niet door veranderd, zoals we in ons optimisme na de Tweede Wereldoorlog dachten. De belangrijkste oorzaak van de ongelijkheid is de tendens dat de opbrengst op kapitaal groter is dan de economische groei - iets wat nu tot extreme ongelijkheid dreigt te leiden. Het wakkert de onvrede aan en ondermijnt democratische verworvenheden. Het is aan de politiek om die tendens in te tomen. Kapitaal in de 21ste eeuw is een buitengewoon ambitieuze onderneming, waarvan de grote waarde alom wordt erkend. Het is een herbezinning op de economische geschiedenis en het dwingt ons de werkelijkheid nuchter onder ogen te zien.


The Book Rapport van de Club van Rome
The Author Dennis Meadows
The Publisher
Release Date1972
Genre Economic history
Pages 215
ISBN UOM:39015070895241
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book National Directory of Children Youth Families Services
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1993
Genre Child welfare
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015016282744
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book New Moon Rising
The Author John S. Kistler
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2014-02-05
Genre History
Pages 430
ISBN 9781493163366
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: New Moon Rising is a work of historical fiction, based upon many events in the Persian Gulf during the months prior to and following the fall of Reza Shah Pahlav in 1979. The names of the characters in the story are fictitious, but represent many of the Navy men I sailed with aboard USS LaSalle (AGF-3) from 1978 to 1980.


The Book The Land The Orchard Of Human Species
The Author Babajide M. Ola-Buraimo
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2011-04-12
Genre Nature
Pages
ISBN 9781456845568
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The analytical views in this book are not in any way serendipity; rather, they were well thought-out and structured as simply received. Thus arises the need to initiatively look back at the epoch of our existence on Earth as preceded by the following: survival of the fittest, search for food, where to live, sacrifices and rituals to appeal to God, brutalism against one another, religious sect formation, and deforestation due to uncontrollable population increase. Improvisation of wooden houses, trees of concrete, iron, and steel have been initiated, but, in a way, they have continually caused global warming to increase very much, at a gradual pace, as civilization advances through Machine Age/mechanized farming, industrialization, and technological advancements, space exploration, and globalization of industries and corporate organizations. The heat increases at an unusual, unprecedented level due to greenhouse gas emission and thus the assumed greenhouse releases a light-weight carbon dioxide (CO2) gas into the atmosphere, which is speculated to have formed impenetrable blanket. The presence of CO2 is an indicator, pointing to a fact that this gas in question had been released in the past and is presently being discharged uncontrollably. More so, there seems to be no end in sight as the CO2 continues to be sporadically expunged into the atmosphere. The process described above has continued to be expanding through all frontiers with no end in sight, where new neighborhoods are being built, Suburbs margining together as new Castles are evolving block by block, and concrete plazas are enveloping the Earth; so are the vegetative forest of trees are disappearing, causing global warming to increase exponentially. The increase becomes very much intense at an alarming rate in that it has now been considered to be adversely effective when found to be dangerously impacting the essence and every facet of life. Analytical research is hereby required to be conducted by the world's best researchers and scientists in their respective professional fields. Necessary wisdom of advice has to be forwarded by religious leaders of all known, notable, reliable religious groups or denominations. Leaders and heads of governments of all Nations that control every facet of life, in every part of the globe, must guide and monitor, purposely to do proper checks and balances with intuition, ideology, predictions, and prophecies contained in this book. The Land & the Orchard of Human Species This is to determine the level of damages caused by humanity, thereby putting the Earth's conditions into a scale of ratio prior to civilization, and, as civilization progresses, i. e., the condition of the Earth from time immemorial as the scientists and archaeologists can determine through lists of records and documentaries. Precisely, from premedieval periods to present days and age, while projecting into the future of the planet Earth in order for us to be just and find peace among ourselves and on Earth. If humanity cannot find peace on Earth, then, we cannot find peace elsewhere because human's trait is like a shadow that trails behind you when you take a walk in the light. Source of all lives and the means of energy and growth.


The Book Black Swan Rising
The Author Lee Carroll
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-05-12
Genre Fiction
Pages 448
ISBN 9781446465943
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: New York jeweller Garet James has her fair share of problems: money, an elderly father, a struggling business. One day she comes across an antiques shop she'd never noticed before. The owner possesses an old silver box that's been sealed shut. Would she help an old man and open it, perhaps? She does...and that night strange things begin to happen. It's as if her world - our world - has shifted slightly, revealing another, parallel place that co-exists without our knowledge: the world of the Fey... Garet learns that one of her ancestors was 'the Watchtower': an immortal chosen to stand guard over the human and the fey worlds - a role that she has, it seems, inherited from her mother. But the equilibrium between these two existences is under threat. The 16th-century magician and necromancer Dr John Dee has returned, the box has been opened and the demons of Despair and Discord released. In a race against time and impending apocalypse, it is Garet who must find Dee...and close the box.