Summary of Jim DeFede s The Day the World Came to Town

Summary of Jim DeFede s The Day the World Came to Town
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2022-04-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Jim DeFede s The Day the World Came to Town Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 The Lopers were homeward bound. They had traveled nearly 15,000 miles to adopt a twoyearold girl in Kazakhstan. They had spent their life savings and dealt with bureaucrats in three different countries, but now they had Alexandria. #2 The unseasonably warm weather in Gander was all anyone could talk about. The mayor, Claude Elliott, liked to start his morning at Tim Horton’s, a Canadian equivalent of Starbucks. #3 The mayor of Gander, Elliott, was making the morning rounds in his patrol car. He knew how important it was to keep in touch with what people were talking about. The local economy was another coffeeklatch topic. #4 Fudge was sitting in his patrol car in the parking lot of the curling club when he heard about the radio broadcast. A plane had crashed into one of the towers in New York, possibly caused by an airplane crashing into the North Tower.

Screenwriter s Resource Bible

Screenwriter s Resource Bible
Author: Ron Bechtel
Publsiher: Infinity Publishing
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2006-04
ISBN: 0741431785
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screenwriter s Resource Bible Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive listing of literary agents, managers, entertainment attorneys, production companies, TV shows, and power actors as well as what types of scripts production companies are buying this year.

The Day the Klan Came to Town

The Day the Klan Came to Town
Author: Bill Campbell
Publsiher: PM Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 1629638943
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day the Klan Came to Town Book Excerpt:

The year is 1923. The Ku Klux Klan is at the height of its power in the US as membership swells into the millions and they expand beyond their original southern borders. As they grow, so do their targets. As they continue their campaigns of terror against African Americans, their list now includes Catholics and Jews, southern and eastern Europeans, all in the name of “white supremacy.” But they are no longer considered a terrorist organization. By adding the messages of moral decency, family values, and temperance, the Klan has slapped on a thin veneer of respectability and has become a “civic organization,” attracting ordinary citizens, law enforcement, and politicians to their particular brand of white, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant “Americanism.” Pennsylvania enthusiastically joined that wave. That was when the Grand Dragon of Pennsylvania decided to display the Klan’s newfound power in a show of force. He chose a small town outside of Pittsburgh named after Andrew Carnegie; a small, unassuming borough full of “Catholics and Jews,” the perfect place to teach these immigrants “a lesson.” Some thirty thousand members of the Klan gathered from as far as Kentucky for “Karnegie Day.” After initiating new members, they armed themselves with torches and guns to descend upon the town to show them exactly what Americanism was all about. The Day the Klan Came to Town is a fictionalized retelling of the riot, focusing on a Sicilian immigrant, Primo Salerno. He is not a leader; he’s a man with a troubled past. He was pulled from the sulfur mines of Sicily as a teen to fight in the First World War. Afterward, he became the focus of a local fascist and was forced to emigrate to the United States. He doesn’t want to fight but feels that he may have no choice. The entire town needs him—and indeed everybody—to make a stand.

Enduring the Freedom

Enduring the Freedom
Author: Sean M. Maloney
Publsiher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1612343171
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enduring the Freedom Book Excerpt:

Within hours of the September 11 attacks, Sean M. Maloney deciphered that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were the aggressors behind the despicable act. A war in Afghanistan then was inevitable. As a military historian, Maloney was determined to go there to study and record the events for posterity, if for no other reason than the education of his future students at Canada's Royal Military College. What resulted is an in-depth and up-close look at the planning stages, deployment, and aftermath of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In Enduring the Freedom, Maloney presents a rare on-the-spot view from such important locations as Kabul, Bagram, and Kandahar. He describes the American-led intervention in Afghanistan and the conduct of the war through early 2003, then discusses the events of 2003 from the three locales in detail. Some critics contend that the war in Afghanistan is another Vietnam. Maloney rebuts that appraisal, pointing out that as opposed to the vague language of the Vietnam era, American objectives were clearly stated for Afghanistan. Those objectives were: to destroy al Qaeda's networks, training camps, resources, and communication systems; to destroy any governmental entity providing support or sanctuary to al Qaeda; and to undertake reconstruction efforts to ensure international terrorists can never again use the country as a base. The first objective has more or less been achieved. How to accomplish the last two is still widely debated, and Maloney offers some insightful thoughts and opinions. Finally, he offers educated advice going forward in the hopeful completion of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Worldviews

Worldviews
Author: John Valk
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 3030824918
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worldviews Book Excerpt:

This book investigates the concept of worldview, in its numerous aspects, and how worldviews impact, shape, and influence individuals, communities, societies, and cultures. It explores various worldviews—religious, spiritual, and secular—using a comprehensive approach to highlight their breadth, depth, and scope. John Valk argues that everyone has a worldview, and that worldview is often shaped and influenced by individual circumstances and situations. While worldviews have similar structures to one another, they vary in content, including differences in metanarratives, teachings, ethics, and more. In the course of explaining how worldviews respond to life’s ultimate and existential challenges, the book poses ontological questions to highlight various (world)views on the nature of being and the human, and epistemological questions pertaining to sources of knowledge and certainty. Inviting readers to reflect on their own worldviews as they explore the worldviews of others, Valk also reveals how certain universal worldview beliefs are interpreted in particular contexts.

1 Dead in Attic

1 Dead in Attic
Author: Chris Rose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN: 1439126240
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 Dead in Attic Book Excerpt:

Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way that only he could find in a devastated wasteland. They are stories of the dead and the living, stories of survivors and believers, stories of hope and despair. And stories about refrigerators. Dead in Attic freeze-frames New Orleans, caught between an old era and a new, during its most desperate time, as it struggles out of the floodwaters and wills itself back to life.

Handbook of Disaster Research

Handbook of Disaster Research
Author: Havidán Rodríguez,William Donner,Joseph E. Trainor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 331963254X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Disaster Research Book Excerpt:

This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow.

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens
Author: Pam Spencer Holley
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 083893577X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens Book Excerpt:

Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.

The Red Hat Society R s Laugh Lines

The Red Hat Society  R  s Laugh Lines
Author: Sue Ellen Cooper
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-11-16
ISBN: 0446549037
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Hat Society R s Laugh Lines Book Excerpt:

Life begins at 50! And the women of the Red Hat Society are proud of it. In The Red Hat Society's Laugh Lines. Sue Ellen Cooper and the women of the RHS celebrate the life experiences that have made them who they are today. Over the years, they've accumulated well-earned laugh lines and cry-lines from wonderfully funny, incredibly touching stories that will warm readers' hearts and touch their souls. Just as there is so much more to each of these women than a purple outfit and a red hat, there's so much more to their lives than the RHS--"from their husbands, children, and grandchildren to living life fabulously after 50. This book is a collection of some of the most touching and funniest stories that they want to share with their sisters, and is filled with sidebars recommending their favorite books and movies. With contributions from members across the country, this collection is bound to thrill all Red Hatters--"and those who soon will be.

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature
Author: Eva-Marie Kröller,Eva Marie Kröller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2004-02-05
ISBN: 9780521891318
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive and lively introduction to Canadian literature, its major genres, themes and preoccupations.

Canada 2020 2022

Canada 2020 2022
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 147585630X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada 2020 2022 Book Excerpt:

Canada 2020-2022provides students with vital information on Canada through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends.

Morality

Morality
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1541675320
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morality Book Excerpt:

A distinguished religious leader's stirring case for reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values. With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug abuse and depression on the rise, many fear what the future holds. In Morality, respected faith leader and public intellectual Jonathan Sacks traces today's crisis to our loss of a strong, shared moral code and our elevation of self-interest over the common good. We have outsourced morality to the market and the state, but neither is capable of showing us how to live. Sacks leads readers from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the present day to show that there is no liberty without morality and no freedom without responsibility, arguing that we all must play our part in rebuilding a common moral foundation. A major work of moral philosophy, Morality is an inspiring vision of a world in which we can all find our place and face the future without fear.

Making Witches

Making Witches
Author: Barbara Rieti
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2008
ISBN: 077357493X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Witches Book Excerpt:

Drawing from her own interviews and a wealth of material from the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive, Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches, and why others considered themselves bewitched. The tales that emerge - despite their seemingly fantastic elements of spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday affairs and reveal the intense social interdependence central to outport life. Frequently featuring women, they provide fascinating new perspectives on female coping strategies in a volatile economy.

9 11 The Essential Reference Guide

9 11  The Essential Reference Guide
Author: Stephen E. Atkins
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 1440873038
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

9 11 The Essential Reference Guide Book Excerpt:

This important reference work is essential reading for students attempting to understand the horrific events of September 11, 2001, and the impact the devastating terrorist attack had on the United States. The World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks of September 11, 2001, continue to have a major impact on the United States. The deadliest day in modern U.S. history reverberates in numerous ways, as its influence is felt in such areas as civil liberties, foreign policy, immigration, and presidential powers. This essential guide features illuminating essays written by top scholars that discuss in detail the impact of 9/11 in these critical areas, as well as how it has changed the lives of Muslim Americans in the 21st century. The core of this reference work are the dozens of A–Z entries on all of the key groups, individuals, and events surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the first responders, the heroes of United Airlines Flight 93, the Osama bin Laden raid, and the 9/11 Commission Report. In addition, the book will offer a carefully curated group of primary source documents essential to understanding the 9/11 attacks. The book concludes with a detailed chronology and an annotated bibliography. Includes several essays on the impact of 9/11 on such key areas as counterterrorism, Islamic extremism, and U.S. politics Provides dozens of reference entries, gripping images, and important primary source documents Offers a detailed chronology that helps to place significant 9/11-related events in context Includes an annotated bibliography listing the most authoritative works about 9/11

September 11

September 11
Author: Kent Roach
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-04-23
ISBN: 077352584X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

September 11 Book Excerpt:

In September 11 Kent Roach provides a critical examination of the consequences of September 11 for law, democracy, sovereignty, and security. He assesses a broad range of anti-terrorism measures including the Anti-terrorism Act, the smart border agreement, Canadian participation in the war in Afghanistan, changes to refugee policy, the 2001 Security Budget, and the proposed Public Safety Act. Roach evaluates both the opposition of many civil society groups to the Anti-terrorism Act and the government's defence of the law as necessary to prevent terrorism and consistent with human rights. He warns that exceptions to legal principles made to fight terrorism may spread to attempts to combat other crimes and suggests that Canadian law may not provide adequate protection against invasions of privacy or discriminatory profiling of people as potential terrorists. With reference to controversial comments about September 11 made by Prime Minister Chretien and others and the debate about "anti-Americanism," Roach examines whether September 11 has chilled Canadian democracy. He also examines the challenge September 11 presents for Canadian sovereignty on key components of foreign, military, and immigration policy and the possibility that Canadian Forces participated in violations of international law in Afghanistan. With specific reference to the threat of nuclear and biological terrorism and aviation safety, Roach argues that more emphasis on administrative and technological measures and less emphasis on criminal sanctions and military force may better protect Canadians from both terrorism and other threats to their security.

Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society

Hazards  Risks  and Disasters in Society
Author: Andrew E. Collins,Jones Samantha,Bernard Manyena,Janaka Jayawickrama
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN: 0123964741
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society Book Excerpt:

Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to what are largely human induced risks of environmental, social and economic degradation. This book outlines why it is important to explore in more depth the relationships between environmental hazards, risk and disasters in society. It presents challenges presented by mainstream and non-mainstream approaches to the human side of disaster studies. By hazard categories this book includes critical processes and outcomes that significantly disrupt human wellbeing over brief or long time-frames. Whilst hazards, risks and disasters impact society, individuals, groups, institutions and organisations offset the effects by becoming strong, healthy, resilient, caring and creative. Innovations can arise from social organisation in times of crisis. This volume includes much of use to practitioners and policy makers needing to address both prevention and response activities. Notably, as people better engage prevalent hazards and risks they exercise a process that has become known as disaster risk reduction (DRR). In a context of climatic risks this is also indicative of climate change adaptation (CCA). Ultimately it represents the quest for development of sustainable environmental and societal futures. Throughout the book cases studies are derived from the world of hazards risks and disasters in society. Includes sections on prevention of and response to hazards, risks and disasters Provides case studies of prominent societal challenges of hazards, risks and disasters Innovative approaches to dealing with disaster drawing from multiple disciplines and sectors

Ciottone s Disaster Medicine E Book

Ciottone s Disaster Medicine E Book
Author: Gregory R. Ciottone,Paul D Biddinger,Robert G. Darling,Saleh Fares,Mark E Keim,Michael S Molloy,Selim Suner
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 0323358462
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ciottone s Disaster Medicine E Book Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting. Quickly grasp key concepts, including identification of risks, organizational preparedness, equipment planning, disaster education and training, and more advanced concepts such as disaster risk reduction, tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more. Understand the chemical and biologic weapons known to exist today, as well as how to best manage possible future events and scenarios for which there is no precedent. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader. Be prepared for man-made disasters with new sections that include Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response and Operational Medicine (covering tactical and military medicine). Get a concise overview of lessons learned by the responders to recent disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and active shooter events like Sandy Hook, CT and Aurora, CO. Learn about the latest technologies such as the use of social media in disaster response and mobile disaster applications. Ensure that everyone on your team is up-to-date with timely topics, thanks to new chapters on disaster nursing, crisis leadership, medical simulation in disaster preparedness, disaster and climate change, and the role of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in disaster response – a critical topic for those responding to humanitarian needs overseas.

Fodor s Nova Scotia Atlantic Canada

Fodor s Nova Scotia   Atlantic Canada
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publsiher: Fodor's Travel
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN: 1101880392
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s Nova Scotia Atlantic Canada Book Excerpt:

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada highlights the best Canada’s easternmost provinces have to offer: Price Edward Island’s Green Gables sites, Nova Scotia’s breathtaking Cabot Trail, New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, Newfoundland’s spectacular parks, and the rich Celtic and Acadian culture. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor's expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from whale-watching to lobster feasts to the traditional music sessions that are all signs of the region’s unique maritime and cultural history. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada · Multiple itineraries for each province · Major sights such as Cabot Trail, River Valley Scenic Drive, Central Coast Drive, Gros Morne National Park, Kejimkujik National Park, Fortress of Louisbourg and Highland Village Museum · Coverage of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Avalon Peninsula

Integrating Literacy Naturally

Integrating Literacy Naturally
Author: Kim Pinkerton,Amelia Hewitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1475853904
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Literacy Naturally Book Excerpt:

Integrating Literacy Naturally is a guide for nurturing a love of literacy in both teachers and young children. More than a hundred children’s book titles and other resources serve as springboards for cultivating that love and meeting individual literacy needs in developmentally appropriate ways. And, educator spotlight stories show how theories move to practice. Pinkerton and Hewitt draw on their love of literacy and over four decades of combined experience to help readers navigate individualized instruction, purposeful play, literacy integration, classroom libraries, and a reimagined workshop approach. Examples for how to do all of this with children’s texts are presented throughout the book. Eight guiding principles provide an easy path to becoming an intentional, authentic teacher who focuses on the individual needs of children and avoids one-sized literacy instruction. The principles grew from heart to heart conversations the authors had about joyful reading and writing experiences being reduced to worksheets and rote memorization in many classrooms. This book moves teachers far away from drill the skill literacy. Use it as a guide on your path to making literacy learning both playful and intentional in the early childhood classroom.

Best of the Blog 3

Best of the Blog 3
Author: Gary L. Friedman
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-01-06
ISBN: 1794852239
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best of the Blog 3 Book Excerpt:

The most popular postings, lessons, and observations take from Gary Friedman's photography blog for The Friedman Archives from 2017 - 2019. (Electronic versions also available. See the Friedman Archives website.)