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Lost Child

Author : Jean Dunstan
ISBN : 1731523068
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On October 27, 1915 a newborn baby was abandoned at a Catholic orphanage in New York City. The nuns called her Louise. Never adopted, at the age of 13, she was sent out west on an Orphan Train where she was placed out as a housekeeper and farm laborer. Unwanted and unloved she fought to survive in a lonely, abusive environment and an uncertain future. Only the hope of escaping from her prisonlike existence kept her alive. Follow her adventures as she escaped from the farm and struggled to find her way in a world she knew nothing about. A short marriage left her alone with her little girl, Jennie. In Desperation she moved from life in a small farm community to the glittering life of Las Vegas. This move opened the door to their future. Thrown together by chance, Jennie met a troubled young girl name Carla who became part of their family. Their life long friendship led them into a world of intrigue, murder, heartache and survival. Through tears, laughter and love, Louise gave them all the hope an motivation they needed to become strong, powerful women. This is their story.

Alcohol And The Addictive Brain

Author : Kenneth Blum
ISBN : 1451602286
Genre : Psychology
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An understanding of the nature and progression of alcohol addiction has emerged: alcoholism as the result of an imbalance in the brain's natural production of neurotransmitters critical to our sense of wellbeing. This imbalance, which an increasing amount of evidence is demonstrating to be genetically influenced, produces a craving temporarily satisfied by drinking. Alcohol and the Addictive Brain is an account of the scientific discoveries concerning alcoholism.

Our Runaway And Homeless Youth

Author : Natasha Slesnick
ISBN : 0275979946
Genre : Social Science
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Provides a summary of the information known about runaway and homeless youth, with guidance for parents who might have a child who has run away from home, or threatens to do so.

Never Good Enough Until Now

Author : Sharon Gardiner
ISBN : 9781479795307
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Never Good Enough Until Now, is a very poignant story. Sharon is an Australian author and in her book she has opened her heart to tell her story knowing that it will help others have a greater understanding of themselves. It was not until Sharon reached her fiftieth birthday that she realised her whole life had been a reflection of the beliefs she developed from the instability of her childhood. The book teaches the values of how important nurturing is and the vital role of parents to a childs welfare. I spent my life searching for the answers to the wrong question. I was asking How could I heal the pain from my childhood? When in reality I should have been asking, How can I change the beliefs I created during my childhood?. Sharon openly shares the many adversities that she experienced and how she survived them. She reflects on the lessons and mistakes that we all have made at different times of our lives. It is through her personal and professional experience as an emergency nurse and a former police officer that raise the questions that allow the reader to reflect and interact on their own self. There are a lot of striking passages that would greatly move the hearts and outlook of a reader. This is a very personal book that will bring readers to smile, laugh and cry. Sharon is a life coach and wants to help people live the best lives they can.

Scandal And Survival In Nineteenth Century Scotland

Author : Frances B. Singh
ISBN : 9781580469555
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Her Scottish father put her in an institution in Calcutta when she was small. Guilt made her Highland gentry grandfather send for her, but he considered her an encumbrance and boarded her in Elgin. When she was an adolescent, her grandmother enrolled her in an Edinburgh boarding school where she developed a crush on one teacher and received harsh rebukes from the other. Brushed off by the former and chastised by the latter, she retaliated by alleging that they were sexually intimate. The teachers sued for libel; in the case that ensued, she was seen through sexist and racist lenses, constructed as an Other. While the case was still going on, she was married to a Presbyterian minister. If the idea was that he would tame her and make her conformable as other household Janes, the plan failed. He turned out to be a womanizer and Jane took revenge on him by reporting his unchaste behavior to his fellow ministers. Later she made a laughingstock of him by joining another church. Posthumously, she became a mean show-stopping character in a play by Lillian Hellman. Such was the life of Jane Cumming, the biracial woman whose recovered story is the subject of this biography. Spanning three continents and more than two centuries and based on archival research, this offers a sympathetic portrait of the protagonist, seeing her as a resilient figure who, when threatened by figures of authority, took arms against her sea of troubles so as to oppose and end them"--

Rebuilding Attachments With Traumatized Children

Author : Richard Kagan
ISBN : 9781136763786
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"This book is designed to be used in tandem with Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children (Haworth), a workbook that helps children develop the self-esteem they need to overcome the worries and fears of their past through a creative arts approach that fosters affect management skills, positive values, a sense of pride, and a safe, nurturing relationship with a caring, committed adult."--BOOK JACKET.

Good Parenting Through Your Divorce

Author : Mary Ellen Hannibal
ISBN : 9780786734597
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Divorce has become a way of life. One million couples dissolve their unions every year, profoundly affecting millions of children. While divorce can have many negative consequences, it need not be a disaster for children. For nearly twenty years, the Kids' Turn workshop program has been helping parents and children identify and cope with separation and divorce issues. Good Parenting Through Your Divorce distills Kids' Turn wisdom for individual readers, presenting key topics that concern all parents and their children throughout the divorce and beyond, including: How to recognize, cultivate, and respond to your child's feelings How divorce affects your child's development How to support your child's expressive self The challenge of behavior and discipline The dos and don'ts of shared parenting Understanding and managing negative reactions Guidelines for developing positive emotional habits How to manage communication with your co-parent An essential, comprehensive guide for parents, Good Parenting Through Your Divorce helps you help your children adjust to a new family arrangement. Chapters on childhood development, discipline, healthy communication, and how to move forward make this a user-friendly, complete treatment of a common but challenging experience.

The Boom Femenino In Mexico

Author : Nuala Finnegan
ISBN : 9781443821810
Genre : Social Science
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The Boom Femenino in Mexico: Reading Contemporary Women’s Writing is a collection of essays that focuses on literary production by women in Mexico over the last three decades. In its exploration of the boom femenino phenomenon, the book traces the history of the earlier boom in Latin American culture and investigates the implications of the use of the same term in the context of contemporary women’s writing from Mexico. In this way it engages critically with the cultural, historical and literary significance of the term illuminating the concept for a wide range of readers. It is clear that the entry of so many women writers into an arena traditionally reserved for men has prompted discussion around concepts such as ‘women’s writing’ and the very definition of ‘literature’ itself. Many of the contributors grapple with the theoretical tensions that such debates provoke offering an important opportunity to think critically about the texts produced during this period and the ways in which they have impacted on the Mexican and international cultural spheres. The project is comprehensive in its scope and, for the first time, brings together scholars from Mexico, the U.S. and Europe in a transnational forum. The book posits that despite certain aesthetic and thematic commonalities, the increased output by women writers in Mexico cannot be appraised as a unified literary movement. Instead it embraces a wide range of different generic forms and the subjects under study in the essays in the book include the best-selling work of Ángeles Mastretta, Elena Poniatowska and Laura Esquivel as well as the social and political preoccupations of journalists, Rosanna Reguillo and Cristina Pacheco. Contributors offer readings of the aesthetic visions of writers as diverse as Carmen Boullosa, Ana García Bergua, and Eve Gil while other essays examine the nuances of contemporary gender identity in the work of Ana Clavel, Sabina Berman, Brianda Domecq and María Luisa Puga. There are essays devoted to poetry by indigenous Mayan women and an analysis of the complex place of poetry within the broader framework of literary production. The problems that emerge as a result of literary cataloguing based on gender politics are also considered at length in a number of essays that take a panoramic view of literary production over the period. Various critical approaches are employed throughout and the collection as a whole demonstrates that academic interest in Mexican women’s writing of the boom femenio is thriving. Above all, the essays here provide a space in which the location of women within prevailing cultural paradigms in Mexico and their role in the mapping of power in evolving textual canons may be interrogated. It is clear from the collection that interest in such issues is still alive and that the debate is far from over.

The Rise Of Nuclear Fear

Author : Spencer R. Weart
ISBN : 9780674065062
Genre : History
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After a tsunami destroyed the cooling system at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged the use of nuclear power. Germany announced it would close its plants by 2022. Although the ills of fossil fuels are better understood than ever, the threat of climate change has never aroused the same visceral dread or swift action. Spencer Weart dissects this paradox, demonstrating that a powerful web of images surrounding nuclear energy holds us captive, allowing fear, rather than facts, to drive our thinking and public policy. Building on his classic, Nuclear Fear, Weart follows nuclear imagery from its origins in the symbolism of medieval alchemy to its appearance in film and fiction. Long before nuclear fission was discovered, fantasies of the destroyed planet, the transforming ray, and the white city of the future took root in the popular imagination. At the turn of the twentieth century when limited facts about radioactivity became known, they produced a blurred picture upon which scientists and the public projected their hopes and fears. These fears were magnified during the Cold War, when mushroom clouds no longer needed to be imagined; they appeared on the evening news. Weart examines nuclear anxiety in sources as diverse as Alain Resnais's film Hiroshima Mon Amour, Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road, and the television show The Simpsons. Recognizing how much we remain in thrall to these setpieces of the imagination, Weart hopes, will help us resist manipulation from both sides of the nuclear debate.

The Dream Dictionary From A To Z Revised Edition The Ultimate A Z To Interpret The Secrets Of Your Dreams

Author : Theresa Cheung
ISBN : 9780007484096
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this newly revised and updated edition, unlock the secrets of your dreamlife with the most comprehensive A–Z reference book on dream interpretation you'll ever find.

Wolf Children

Author : Lucien Malson
ISBN : 9780853452645
Genre : Political Science
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Examines case studies of children who were abandoned at an early age and forced to lead a solitary existence in the wild and analyzes the impact of complete social deprivation upon human development.

Sexual Cultures And The Construction Of Adolescent Identities

Author : Janice M. Irvine
ISBN : 9781566391368
Genre : Social Science
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Presents new vision of adolescent sexuality shaped by a variety of social factors: race and ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, physical ability, and cultural messages propagated in films, books, and within families. This collection of essays considers a range of cultural influences that form a teenager's sexual identity.

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Branded Too Much Trouble

Author : Rene Alexzander
ISBN : 1463416253
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"BRANDED" Too Much Trouble is a true story based on the childhood of Ren AlexZander. It's the story of betrayal -- as well as the execution of his childhood. A battle between three women, a child, the courts, which led to running away to the streets of Hollywood California, child prostitution, drugs and alcohol. "BRANDED' isn't a book written for the light hearted; its' written for those who can handle the truth about what life has to offer a child coming from the highest form of abuse. It tells a story about two mothers and aunt, his fight to be loved by them, and the rejection and abandonment from his family. It's about his need to be accepted and loved by anyone at all cost regardless of the consequences. This is a book about survival and inspiration from a child to a man. A book guaranteed hard to put down once you begin to read and experience the rollercoaster of emotions. Ren AlexZander tells his story as if you're sitting in front of him -- capturing you with honesty, integrity, sincerity, and a bluntness which breaks down your soul. You'll leave feeling refreshed and grateful knowing how wonderful and beautiful life truly is -- knowing that there is a God in some mysterious way, or how else could this child have lived to tell his story and grow to be an inspiration. Ren AlexZander uses his life as a tool to inspire and transform his own life and others. His mission is to help people realize that when you operate from spirit awareness...all is possible. His next goal is to become the Founder and CEO of The AlexZander Foundation for Abused Children, an organization dedicated to helping abused children to have what his was missing...love, compassion, understanding and a voice.

Choiceless

Author : Ruby Lee Cornelius
ISBN : 9781489717504
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This memoir details the events and emotional struggles surrounding the authors teen pregnancy in the 1970s Midwest. Shunned first because of her interracial relationship and second for her out-of-wedlock pregnancy, Ruby Cornelius ends up against her will in the homea place created to temporarily house and hide the shame of these girls condition. Spanning more than four decades, the author poignantly shares a journey of motherhood lost and gained.

Forget Burial

Author : Marty Fink
ISBN : 9781978813786
Genre : Medical
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Queers and trans people in the 1980s and early ‘90s were dying of AIDS and the government failed to care. Lovers, strangers, artists, and community activists came together take care of each other in the face of state violence. In revisiting these histories alongside ongoing queer and trans movements, this book uncovers how early HIV care-giving narratives actually shape how we continue to understand our genders and our disabilities. The queer and trans care-giving kinships that formed in response to HIV continue to inspire how we have sex and build chosen families in the present. In unearthing HIV community newsletters, media, zines, porn, literature, and even vampires, Forget Burial bridges early HIV care-giving activisms with contemporary disability movements. In refusing to bury the legacies of long-term survivors and of those we have lost, this book brings early HIV kinships together with ongoing movements for queer and trans body self-determination.

The Feet Of A Princess

Author : Bonita B. Williams, J.D.
ISBN : 9781562292447
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What Secrets Does Your Legacy Hold? Bonnie shares her incredible story about the power of love, family, and legacy and how these helped her overcome the chaos that not only surrounded her in the Jim Crow south, but also boiled inside her own soul. Nana always told little Bonnie that she had the feet of a princess. Her small, perfect feet meant that she was something special. Nana also drilled into little Bonnie that the most important things she could have were an education and Jesus, because those are the only two things nobody could ever take away. Set in a middle class neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware during the time of Sputnik, fall-out shelters, desegregation and the civil rights movement, The Feet of a Princess is a front-row seat to a different type of Negro family during an era that history has yet to address. This heartwarming memoir will show how the words and teachings of family can transform the soul of anyone willing to open their ears to the messages, even years later. Once you open this book, you won’t be able to put it down.

The Image Of The Frontier In Literature The Media And Society

Author : Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference
ISBN : UCSD:31822025945361
Genre : Action and adventure films
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Voices From The Communities

Author : Felly Nkweto Simmonds
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121861418
Genre : AIDS (Disease)
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Critical Essays On William Faulkner

Author : Robert W. Hamblin
ISBN : 9781496841148
Genre : Literary Collections
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Critical Essays on William Faulkner compiles scholarship by noted Faulkner studies scholar Robert W. Hamblin. Ranging from 1980 to 2020, the twenty-one essays present a variety of approaches to Faulkner’s work. While acknowledging Faulkner as the quintessential southern writer—particularly in his treatment of race—the essays examine his work in relation to American and even international contexts. The volume includes discussions of Faulkner’s techniques and the psychological underpinnings of both the origin and the form of his art; explores how his writing is a means of “saying 'no' to death"; examines the intertextual linkages of his fiction with that of other writers like Shakespeare, Twain, Steinbeck, Warren, and Salinger; treats Faulkner’s use of myth and his fondness for the initiation motif; and argues that Faulkner’s film work in Hollywood is much better and of far greater value than most scholars have acknowledged. Taken as a whole, Hamblin’s essays suggest that Faulkner’s overarching themes relate to time and consequent change. The history of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha stretches from the arrival of the white settlers on the Mississippi frontier in the early 1800s to the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the 1940s. Caught in this world of continual change that produces a great degree of uncertainty and ambivalence, the Faulkner character (and reader) must weigh the traditions of the past with the demands of the present and the future. As Faulkner acknowledges, this process of discovery and growth is a difficult and sometimes painful one; yet, as Hamblin attests, to engage in that quest is to realize the very essence of what it means to be human.

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