Authentically Black

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592400461
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A new collection of thought-provoking essays by the best-selling author of Losing the Race examines what it means to be black in modern-day America, addressing such issues as racial profiling, the reparations movement, film and TV stereotypes, diversity, affirmative action, and hip-hop, while calling for the advancement of true racial equality. Reprint.

The Silent Majority

Author: Matthew D. Lassiter
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084942X
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Suburban sprawl transformed the political culture of the American South as much as the civil rights movement did during the second half of the twentieth century. The Silent Majority provides the first regionwide account of the suburbanization of the South from the perspective of corporate leaders, political activists, and especially of the ordinary families who lived in booming Sunbelt metropolises such as Atlanta, Charlotte, and Richmond. Matthew Lassiter examines crucial battles over racial integration, court-ordered busing, and housing segregation to explain how the South moved from the era of Jim Crow fully into the mainstream of national currents. During the 1960s and 1970s, the grassroots mobilization of the suburban homeowners and school parents who embraced Richard Nixon's label of the Silent Majority reshaped southern and national politics and helped to set in motion the center-right shift that has dominated the United States ever since. The Silent Majority traces the emergence of a "color-blind" ideology in the white middle-class suburbs that defended residential segregation and neighborhood schools as the natural outcomes of market forces and individual meritocracy rather than the unconstitutional products of discriminatory public policies. Connecting local and national stories, and reintegrating southern and American history, The Silent Majority is critical reading for those interested in urban and suburban studies, political and social history, the civil rights movement, public policy, and the intersection of race and class in modern America.

A Ptolemaic Lexikon

Author: Penelope Wilson
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
ISBN: 9789068319330
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The texts discussed in this volume were inscribed on the walls of the Temple of Edfu in Upper Egypt in the Ptolemaic period. This lexikon studies more than 4,000 words, examining the etymology of each word, the history of its usage and the context and changing meanings of the words. A unique and highly useful tool, the first of its kind in English, studying the individual words and their context, use and composition.

Deadly Assets

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698164466
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The dramatic new novel in the Philadelphia police saga by #1 New York Times–bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin. In Philadelphia—suffering among the country’s highest murder rates—the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings—especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the “Wyatt Earp of the Main Line”—and then the committee’s combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house. As chanting protesters fill the streets, the city threatens to erupt. Payne, among many others accused of being complicit in the leader’s death, becomes quietly furious. He suspects there’s something deeper behind it all, but what? Ordered to stay out of the line of fire, he struggles ahead to do what he does best—his job. He’s been investigating the murder of a young family. A reporter, working on an illicit drug series for Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mickey O’Hara, has been killed with his wife and child, a note stapled to his chest warning that the drug stories are to stop. Period. While Payne knows that he, like his pal O’Hara, cannot back down, he also knows that they damn sure could be among the next to die. . . .

Study Guide For Fundamentals Of Nursing Care

Author: Marti A Burton
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803643896
Size: 11.84 MB
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This Study Guide is the perfect companion to Fundamentals of Nursing Care: Concepts, Connections & Skills, 2nd edition. It offers practice the nursing student needs to hone their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills while mastering the principles, concepts, and procedures essential to success in the classroom and in practice.

Deadly Pretender

Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780440215073
Size: 53.14 MB
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An account of the crimes of David Miller describes how, posing as, variously, a CIA agent, an attorney, and a lobbyist, he conned people out of their money and their lives. Original.

Doctor Dealer

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555846060
Size: 67.52 MB
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Doctor Dealer is the story of Larry Lavin, a bright, charismatic young man who rose from his working-class upbringing to win a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, earn Ivy League college and dental degrees, and buy his family a house in one of Philadelphia's most exclusive suburbs. But behind the facade of his success was a dark secret -- at every step of the way he was building the foundation for a cocaine empire that would grow to generate over $60 million in annual sales. Award-winning journalist Mark Bowden tells the saga of Lavin's rise and fall with the gripping, novelistic narrative style that won him international acclaim as the author of the New York Times best-seller Black Hawk Down. "Immensely readable . . . eye-popping . . . a smoothly crafted, exciting, can't-put-it-down book." -- Louisville New Voice

Designing For The Movies

Author: Laurence Irving
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856714
Size: 20.75 MB
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Laurence Irving came from a prominent British theatrical family, the grandson of the legendary Sir Henry Irving and son of actors H. B. Irving and Dorothea Baird. Unlike his forebears, however, Laurence chose not to enter the acting profession but gained an international reputation as an artist, set designer, and art director. In these memoirs, Irving vividly recounts working in Hollywood for such distinguished figures as Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and William Cameron Menzies. Upon his return to the United Kingdom, he worked on such notable films as Moonlight Sonata and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Irving's time in Hollywood marked the end of the silent film years, and these memoirs depict the effect on the industry, with astute and penetrating portraits of those who felt the change dramatically. Anyone with even the slightest interest in the history of filmmaking and its early characters will not want to miss this insightful account.

Dedicated Ink

Author: Ranae Rose
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491287590
Size: 57.77 MB
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A one night stand has never gone so wrong ... or so right. Two months after one scorchingly hot July night, tattoo artist Abby is pregnant and the man who showed her everything she'd been missing is nowhere in sight. When he walks into the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio looking for much more than some new ink, she risks their rekindled connection by confessing that she's pregnant ... with his twins. Sworn to serve and protect, Pittsburgh police officer Sam isn't one to back down from responsibility, and he's definitely not going to let the woman who's been haunting his dreams all summer get away again. But two babies on the way means a reunion that's anything but what he imagined. Can unforgettable chemistry evolve into real love before her due date arrives? Book 3 in the Inked in the Steel City Series.

Designing Services And Programs For High Ability Learners

Author: Rebecca D. Eckert
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343457
Size: 60.57 MB
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The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming With new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards, this second edition of Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners provides educators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support today’s gifted learners. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs and takes into account current educational trends, such as the Focus on diversity to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education Collaboration with special education to ensure students with disabilities have access to programming Use of technology Development of local policies to support gifted education