Beyond The Usual Beating

Author by : Andrew S. Baer
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : The malign and long-lasting influence of Chicago police commander Jon Burge cannot be overestimated, particularly as fresh examples of local and national criminal-justice abuse continue to surface with dismaying frequency. Burge’s decades-long tenure on the Chicago police force was marked by racist and barbaric interrogation methods, including psychological torture, burnings, and mock executions—techniques that went far “beyond the usual beating.” After being exposed in 1989, he became a symbol of police brutality and the unequal treatment of nonwhite people, and the persistent outcry against him led to reforms such as the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois. But Burge hardly developed or operated in a vacuum, as Andrew S. Baer explores to stark effect here. He identifies the darkness of the Burge era as a product of local social forces, arising from a specific milieu beyond the nationwide racialized reactionary fever of the 1960s and 1970s. Similarly, the popular resistance movements that rallied in his wake actually predated Burge’s exposure but cohered with unexpected power due to the galvanizing focus on his crimes and abuses. For more than thirty years, a shifting coalition including torture survivors, their families, civil rights attorneys, and journalists helped to corroborate allegations of violence, free the wrongfully convicted, have Burge fired and incarcerated, and win passage of a municipal reparations package, among other victories. Beyond the Usual Beating reveals that though the Burge scandal underscores the relationship between personal bigotry and structural racism in the criminal justice system, it also shows how ordinary people held perpetrators accountable in the face of intransigent local power.


Beating Inflation With Real Estate

Author by : Kenneth R. Harney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House (NY)
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Chess Life

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Beating Depression

Author by : John Rush
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wiley & Sons Canada
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Description : Webster's New Pocket Dictionary The Ideal Portable Companion to Webster's New Pocket Thesaurus Portable-ideal for school or work Clear, concise definitions Designed and edited by the editors of Webster's New Worldr


Technical Association Papers

Author by : Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
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America As Story

Author by : Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amer Library Assn
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Description : Provides an annotated list of historical novels about colonial America, the Revolution, the Civil War, immigration, the Depression, and the modern world


The Quiver

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Description : V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.


Swan S Anglo American Dictionary

Author by : George Ryley Scott
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Gramophone

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Beating Back The Devil

Author by : Maryn McKenna
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Description : A portrait of the detective corps of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares behind-the-scenes information about their work in countering such threats as SARS, the anthrax attacks, and the West Nile virus. 50,000 first printing.


Today S Health

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The Omicron Six

Author by : Endy Wright
Languange : un
Publisher by : Nicholas Wright
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Description : They do not know what they are. Together they will learn what they are. But will it be too late as their destruction grows ever closer? Cooper Callister cannot speak in school. He lives on a farm outside of town with good and loving parents who do their best to support their son with his special problems, and some very special gifts as well. Coupe "Single" Daschelete is a streetwise kid essentially surviving on his own. A victim of abuse and neglect he has learned not to trust anyone and to always be on his guard. He is a bright kid, an exceptionally bright kid, with many unique qualities of his own. But he is more interested in finding his next meal than anything else. The two teens are unlikely holders of secret powers. Yet they are. Cooper can sense the thoughts of others. In fact he can do it so well, it becomes maddening noise in his head, so much so he cannot speak when surrounded by all the other students. Coupe is the only one that stands out. Coupe can sense what Cooper is going through and then learns to silently talk to him without a word spoken between the two. When Cooper sneaks off into the woods to escape the noise of the school ground, he gets followed by the school bully and it is Coupe that comes to his rescue, at first. It turns into a royal beating for Coupe. As Coupe takes the beating meant for Cooper, Cooper reveals he has another hidden secret and uses it to save Coupe. From this encounter their friendship is born and together they come to realize not only just what special talents they have, but also just how they came to get them. They learn that their special powers are no mistake. They learn just how they got them and just how powerful they are going to be, but only if the survive the destruction that is coming their way, a threat that they do not even know exists! "The Omicron Six: The Next Generation of Superheroes provides the initial lure of being a superhero story, but actually, it's much more. Endy Wright probes the emotions and motivations of his young heroes and considers the world which continually challenges them in many ways. This approach imparts psychological depth and a component of self-discovery that goes beyond the revelation of superpowers to probe the evolution of close connections that begin with shared adversity. It's a superhero story on steroids, holding different forms of action, bad and good guys, and encounters that defy the usual image of a superhero as being a relative loner who doesn't let anyone in on his secrets. Multifaceted, peppered with social issues and fantastic scenarios, and representing a gem far beyond the usual superhero clichés, The Omicron Six: The Next Generation of Superheroes cultivates a blend of social inspection, superpower evolution, and psychological draw to keep all ages thoroughly engrossed in an unexpected saga that involves the creation of something that may ultimately destroy them all." D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews


Taking Parenting Public

Author by : Sylvia Ann Hewlett
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment—both personal and public—into the work of raising children and argues that we are all 'stockholders' in the next generation. With a foreword by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West, Taking Parenting Public crosses boundaries to bring together thinkers from diverse fields spanning the political spectrum. It features contributions from distinguished experts in economics, political science, public policy, child development, public health, history, and the media. While recent books have focused on working mothers or absent fathers, Taking Parenting Public is the first volume to take a comprehensive look at the common struggles of parents. These essays go beyond the usual chest-beating about busy parents torn between work and family demands to suggest bold solutions. Instead of the typical call for 'parent replacement'—more child care, more after school programs and more mentors—the contributors offer fresh strategies for 'parent replenishment,' ways to put mothers and fathers back into the lives of their children not only as economic providers, but also as emotional and moral providers.


The Trip Beyond

Author by : Brian Ruud
Languange : en
Publisher by : Englewood Cliffs, N.J : Prentice-Hall
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Beyond The Tunnel

Author by : Joan Hart
Languange : en
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Wealth Beyond Riches

Author by : Gina Wilkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harlequin Books
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Description : When she inherits a fortune from a woman she never knew, bank teller Brenda Prentiss, after several attempts are made on her life, must place her trust in Ethan Blacklock, the woman's son, and the man whom the police believe wants her dead. Original.


Omicron Six

Author by : Endy Wright
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Description : They do not know what they are. Together they will learn what they are. But will it be too late as their destruction grows ever closer?Cooper Callister cannot speak in school. He lives on a farm outside of town with good, loving parents who do their best to support their son with his special problems, and some very special gifts as well.Coupe "Single" Daschelete is a streetwise kid essentially surviving on his own. A victim of abuse and neglect he has learned not to trust anyone and to always be on his guard. He is a bright kid, an exceptionally bright kid, with many unique qualities of his own. But he is more interested in finding his next meal than anything else.The two teens are unlikely holders of secret powers. Yet they are. Cooper can sense the thoughts of others. In fact he can do it so well, it becomes maddening noise in his head, so much so he cannot speak when surrounded by all the other students. Coupe is the only one that stands out. Coupe can sense what Cooper is going through and then learns to silently talk to him without a word spoken between the two.When Cooper sneaks off into the woods to escape the noise of the school ground, he gets followed by someone who looking to have some fun at his expense and it is Coupe that comes to his rescue, at first. It turns into a serious beating for Coupe. As Coupe takes the beating meant for Cooper, Cooper reveals he has another hidden secret and uses it to save Coupe. From this encounter their friendship is born and together they come to realize not only just what special talents they have, but also just how they came to get them. They learn that their special powers are no mistake. They learn just how they got them and just how powerful they are going to be, but only if the survive the destruction that is coming their way, a threat that they do not even know exists!


Improvement Era

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Burma And Beyond

Author by : Sir James George Scott
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The Sugar Convention And Bill

Author by : Thomas Henry Farrer Baron Farrer
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The Living Age

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Beating Plowshares Into Swords

Author by : Paul A. C. Koistinen
Languange : en
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Description : "Koistinen's ambitious, dating, and provocative work is unique to the literature and advances our understanding of the relationship between war, the military, and society to a new level. Historians for years to come will be grateful for his work". -- Richard h. Kohn, author of Eagle and Sword: The Beginnings of the Military establishment in America. "Koistinen blends incisive description and perceptive analysis in the first of a projected five-volume study that will likely become a classic". -- Edward M. Coffman, author of The War to End All Wars.


Beyond The Tangled Mountain

Author by : Douglas C. Percy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Beaverlodge, Alta. : Horizon House Publishers
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Modeling Coherent Excitation Energy Transfer In Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Systems

Author by : Pengfei Huo
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Description : Abstract: Recent non-linear spectroscopy experiments suggest the excitation energy transfer in some biological light harvesting systems initially occurs coherently. Treating such processes brings significant challenge for conventional theoretical tools that usually involve different approximations. In this dissertation, the recently developed Iterative Linearized Density Matrix (ILDM) propagation scheme, which is non-perturbative and non-Markovian is extended to study coherent excitation energy transfer in various light harvesting complexes. It is demonstrated that the ILDM approach can successfully describe the coherent beating of the site populations on model systems and gives quantitative agreement with both experimental results and the results of other theoretical methods have been developed recently to going beyond the usual approximations, thus providing a new reliable theoretical tool to study this phenomenon. This approach is used to investigate the excited energy transfer dynamics in various experimentally studied bacteria light harvesting complexes, such as Fenna-Matthews-Olsen (FMO) complex, Phycocyanin 645 (PC645). In these model calculations, quantitative agreement is found between computed de-coherence times and quantum beating pattens observed in the non-linear spectroscopy. As a result of these studies, it is concluded that the stochastic resonance behavior is important in determining the optimal throughput. To begin addressing possible mechanics for observed long de-coherence time, various models which include correlation between site energy fluctuations as well as correlation between site energy and inter-site coupling are developed. The influence of both types of correlation on the coherence and transfer rate is explored using with a two state system-bath hamiltonian parametrized to model the reaction center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides bacteria. To overcome the disadvantages of a fully reduced approach or a full propagation method, a brownian dynamics method is developed that only treats those degrees of freedom which directly couple to quantum systems and hence maintain the non-Markovian nature of the dynamics in contrast to the fully reduced master equation. This brownian dynamics approach has a significant reduced computational cost compared with ILDM propagation. The algorithm is tested with a spin-boson-global bath model, and shows potential for capturing non-markovian features that will be lost with a fully reduced master equation description of the excitation energy transfer.


If With A Beating Heart

Author by : Jean Bedford
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Description : Novel about the profound effect on a young historian of the interviews he conducts with an old woman who spent her youth in Byron and Shelley's circle. By the author of 'Sister Kate' (1982).


The Living Age

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Children S Lifeworlds

Author by : Olga Nieuwenhuys
Languange : un
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Children's Lifeworlds examines how working children face the challenge of having to combine work with school in Kerala. Moving beyond the usual concern with child labour and welfare to a critical assessment of the daily work routine of children, this book questions how class and kinship, gender and household organization, state ideology and education influence and conceal the lives of children in developing countries. Presenting an extraordinarily sympathetic and detailed case study of boys' and girls' work routine in a south Indian village, this book shows children creating the visibility of their work. The combination of personal experience, quantitative data and in-depth anthropological methods, sheds light on the world of those who, though they hold the future, have been left in the dark.