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Dead Or In Prison

Author : George Duvall
ISBN : 0990314103
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Crime . . . Poverty . . Racism. George rose above it all. His journey through Foster Care was at times difficult, at times touching and at times very funny. His story will inspire anyone working with young people. Especially those in Foster and Adoptive Care, from Foster Parents to Youth, Social Workers and Foster Care Agencies. While his story begin with crime, poverty and racism, it ends with love, belonging and hope. Love . . . Belonging . . . Hope

The Fourth Watch

Author : Edwin J. Attella
ISBN : 9781468911251
Genre : Fiction
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Red Whorley was one of the richest men in Massachusetts. He was a popular and controversial figure, known as much for his big lifestyle and courthouse battles as for his exotic business and enormous charity. When he turned up dead in the pool on his lavish estate, the police determined that his death was an accidental drowning. That result was quickly challenged by Whorley's beautiful daughter, Carolyn, but the police and other family members dismissed her objections as the product of emotional loss, and the case was closed.

The Silent Epidemic A Child Psychiatrist S Journey Beyond Death Row Understanding Treating And Preventing Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Author : Susan D. Rich, MD, MPH
ISBN : 9781483448794
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Prison Baby

Author : Deborah Jiang-Stein
ISBN : 9780807098110
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A deeply personal and inspiring memoir recounting one woman’s struggles—beginning with her birth in prison—to find self-acceptance Prison Baby is a revised and substantially expanded version of Deborah Jiang Stein’s self-published memoir, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. Even at twelve years old, Deborah, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her mixed Asian features set her apart from her white, well-intentioned parents who evaded questions about her past. But when she discovered a letter revealing the truth of her prison birth to a heroin-addicted mother—and that she spent the first year of life in prison—Deborah spiraled into emotional lockdown. For years she turned to drugs, violence, and crime as a way to cope with her grief. Ultimately, Deborah overcame the stigma, shame, and secrecy of her birth, and found peace by helping others—proving that redemption and acceptance are possible even from the darkest corners. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How It All Began

Author : Nikolai Bukharin
ISBN : 0585378894
Genre : History
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Here at last in English is Nikolai Bukharin's autobiographical novel and final work. Many dissident texts of the Stalin era were saved by chance, by bravery, or by cunning; others were systematically destroyed. Bukharin's work, however, was simultaneously preserved and suppressed within Stalin's personal archives. At once novel, memoir, political apology, and historical document, How It All Began, known in Russia as "the prison novel," adds deeply to our understanding of this vital intellectual and maligned historical figure. The panoramic story, composed under the worst of circumstances, traces the transformation of a sensitive young man into a fiery agitator, and presents a revealing new perspective on the background and causes of the revolution that transformed the face of the twentieth century. Among the millions of victims of the reign of terror in the Soviet Union of the 1930's, Bukharin stands out as a special case. Not yet 30 when the Bolsheviks took power, he was one of the youngest, most popular, and most intellectual members of the Communist Party. In the 1920's and 30's, he defended Lenin's liberal New Economic Policy, claiming that Stalin's policies of forced industrialization constituted a "military-feudal exploitation" of the masses. He also warned of the approaching tide of European fascism and its threat to the new Bolshevik revolution. For his opposition, Bukharin paid with his freedom and his life. He was arrested and spent a year in prison. In what was one of the most infamous "show trials" of the time, Bukharin confessed to being a "counterrevolutionary" while denying any particular crime and was executed in his prison cell on March 15, 1938. While in prison, Bukharin wrote four books, of which this unfinished novel was the last. It traces the development of Nikolai "Kolya" Petrov (closely modeled on Nikolai "Kolya" Bukharin) from his early childhood though to age fifteen. In lyrical and poetic terms it paints a picture of Nikolai's growing political consciousness and ends with his activism on the eve of the failed 1905 revolution. The novel is presented here along with the only surviving letter from Bukharin to his wife during his time in prison, an epistle filled with fear, longing, and hope for his family and his nation. The introduction by Stephen F. Cohen articulates Bukharin's significance in Soviet history and reveals the troubled journey of this novel from Stalin's archives into the light of day.

A Journey Into Russia

Author : Jens Mühling
ISBN : 9781907973970
Genre : Travel
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When German journalist Jens Mühling met Juri, a Russian television producer selling stories about his homeland, he was mesmerized by what he heard: the real Russia and Ukraine were more unbelievable than anything he could have invented. The encounter changed Mühling’s life, triggering a number of journeys to Ukraine and deep into the Russian heartland on a quest for stories of ordinary and extraordinary people. Away from the bright lights of Moscow, Mühling met and befriended a Dostoevskian cast of characters, including a hermit from Tayga who had only recently discovered the existence of a world beyond the woods, a Ukrainian Cossack who defaced the statue of Lenin in central Kiev, and a priest who insisted on returning to Chernobyl to preach to the stubborn few determined to remain in the exclusion zone. Unveiling a portion of the world whose contradictions, attractions, and absurdities are still largely unknown to people outside its borders, A Journey into Russia is a much-needed glimpse into one of today’s most significant regions.

Home Remedies

Author : Gary Smalley
ISBN : PSU:000019409801
Genre : Religion
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Discusses the foundation of loving relationships, and suggests solutions to common family and parenting problems

Leaving The Light On

Author : Gary Smalley
ISBN : 0880708409
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Sharing principles that work, these wise counselors offer parents the chance to build solid, memory-filled family relationships today that will encourage their children tomorrow to return to where love is freely given -- home.

Shopping Cart Boy

Author : Joshua Jordan G. H.
ISBN : 1988983037
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Joshua tells his life story in this poignant poetry collection: from childhood helping his mom search for bottles and cans from a shopping cart, to grief at finding his mother dead one morning when he was 12, through foster care and street life, to belonging in a new loving family with another mother. We all need to hear his story.

China Rights Forum

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033978719
Genre : Civil rights
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