Row After Row

Author: Jessica Dickey

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822231719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 46

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When two hard-core Civil War reenactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

Life after Death Row

Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity

Author: Saundra D. Westervelt,Kimberly J. Cook

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553393

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated. Saundra D. Westervelt and Kimberly J. Cook present eighteen exonerees’ stories, focusing on three central areas: the invisibility of the innocent after release, the complicity of the justice system in that invisibility, and personal trauma management. Contrary to popular belief, exonerees are not automatically compensated by the state or provided adequate assistance in the transition to post-prison life. With no time and little support, many struggle to find homes, financial security, and community. They have limited or obsolete employment skills and difficulty managing such daily tasks as grocery shopping or banking. They struggle to regain independence, self-sufficiency, and identity. Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives after years of wrongful incarceration.

On the Trail of Negro Folk-songs

Author: Dorothy Scarborough

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674012622

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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Traces Negro folksongs back to their American beginnings. Dance songs, ballads, lullabies, work songs, and others are discussed.

Crocheted Wire Jewelry

Innovative Designs & Projects by Leading Artists

Author: Arline Fisch

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600594816

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Over the past ten years, crochet has developed in an exciting new direction, as many artists have begun using wire to create unique jewelry. Arline Fisch, an internationally acclaimed jeweler and one of the foremost experts in adapting textile techniques for metal, introduces this new form of needlework and provides a wide range of exceptional projects from 16 international designers.

Vintage Baby Knits

More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s

Author: Kristen Rengren

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453268456

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns. Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Rows of Memory

Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker

Author: Saul Sanchez

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609382595

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Every year from April to October, the Sánchez family traveled—crowded in the back of trucks, camping in converted barns, tending and harvesting crops across the breadth of the United States. Although hoeing sugar beets with a short hoe was their specialty, they also picked oranges in California, apples in Washington, cucumbers in Michigan, onions and potatoes in Wisconsin, and tomatoes in Iowa. Winters they returned home to the Winter Garden region of South Texas. In 1951, Saúl Sánchez began to contribute to his family’s survival by helping to weed onions in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. He was eight years old. Rows of Memory tells his story and the story of his family and other migrant farm laborers like them, people who endured dangerous, dirty conditions and low pay, surviving because they took care of each other. Facing racism both on the road and at home, they lived a largely segregated life only occasionally breached by friendly employers. Despite starting school late and leaving early every year and having to learn English on the fly, young Saúl succeeded academically. At the same time that Mexican Americans in South Texas upended the Anglo-dominated social order by voting their own leaders into local government, he upended his family’s order by deciding to go to college. Like many migrant children, he knew that his decision to pursue an education meant he would no longer be able to help feed and clothe the rest of his family. Nevertheless, with his parents’ support, he went to college, graduating in 1967 and, after a final display of his skill with a short hoe for his new friends, abandoned migrant labor for teaching. In looking back at his youth, Sánchez invites us to appreciate the largely unrecognized and poorly rewarded strength and skill of the laborers who harvest the fruits and vegetables we eat. A first-person portrait of life on the bottom rung of the food system, this coming-of-age tale illuminates both the history of Latinos in the United States and the human consequences of industrial agriculture.

Crochet Wraps Every Which Way

18 Original Patterns in 6 Techniques

Author: Tammy Hildebrand

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081175863X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Patterns for 18 wraps and shawls using 6 crochet techniques: traditional crochet, motif crochet, Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, and double-ended crochet.

Good Rebel Soil

The Champ Ferguson Story

Author: Troy Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595245749

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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A Civil War legend-an American tragedy

Cannery Row

(Centennial Edition)

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659793

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Steinbeck's tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependant on one another for both physical and emotional survival Published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, including longtime friend Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Dora, Mack and his boys, Lee Chong, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In her introduction, Susan Shillinglaw shows how the novel expresses, both in style and theme, much that is essentially Steinbeck: “scientific detachment, empathy toward the lonely and depressed…and, at the darkest level…the terror of isolation and nothingness.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Handknit Holidays

Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice

Author: Melanie Falick

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453268162

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

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For many people, the best part of the winter holidays is the anticipation: planning the perfect gifts, decorating the house, looking forward to seeing family and friends. Holidays can be particularly special for knitters, whose preparations often start months in advance and involve their own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting author Melanie Falick presents an eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice, providing year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels. Created by top knitwear designers, the projects include colorful ornaments; funky and classic Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching dog sweater; and a range of super-quick projects for that last-minute holiday rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the volume are a few grand projects—an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl—destined to become family heirlooms, plus features on such topics as the origin of the Christmas stocking, the meaning of the winter solstice, knitting for charities, strategies for finishing holiday knitting (on schedule!), and even a delicious recipe for festive crescent cookies. Beautifully photographed by Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is a creative celebration of the holiday season and a treasure for all knitters who seek to bring more of their own handwork—and artistry—into their daily lives and their holiday festivities.

Number Theory

An Introduction to Mathematics

Author: W.A. Coppel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387894861

Category: Mathematics

Page: 610

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Number Theory is more than a comprehensive treatment of the subject. It is an introduction to topics in higher level mathematics, and unique in its scope; topics from analysis, modern algebra, and discrete mathematics are all included. The book is divided into two parts. Part A covers key concepts of number theory and could serve as a first course on the subject. Part B delves into more advanced topics and an exploration of related mathematics. The prerequisites for this self-contained text are elements from linear algebra. Valuable references for the reader are collected at the end of each chapter. It is suitable as an introduction to higher level mathematics for undergraduates, or for self-study.

We Go to the Gallery

Author: Miriam Elia,Ezra Elia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992834913

Category: Art

Page: 44

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Have you taken children to a gallery recently? Did you struggle to explain the work to them in plain , simple English? With this new Dung Beetle book, both parents and young children can learn about contemporary art, and understand many of its key themes. Join John and Susan on their exciting journey through the art exhibition, where, with Mummy's help, they will discover the real meaning of all the contemporary art works from empty rooms, to vagina paintings or giant inflatable dogs.

The Row

Author: J. R. Johansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374300267

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent. Then, a month before the execution date, Riley’s world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father secretly confesses to her that he actually did carry out the murders. He takes it back almost immediately, but she can’t forget what he’s told her. Determined to uncover the truth for her own sake, she discovers something that will forever change everything she’s believed about the family she loves.

Knitting Fashion Sweaters for Today

Author: Linda Macho

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486797988

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

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Twenty-one classic sweater designs reproduced from rare thread company publications. Includes instructions, photographs, table of switchable yarns and needle conversion chart. Twenty-one illustrations.

The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2015 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video

Author: GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118914104

Category: Study Aids

Page: 840

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This is the only official study guide from the creators of the test and delivers more than 900 retired GMAT® questions and answer explanations and a 100- question diagnostic exam to help focus your test preparation efforts. NEW to The Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2015: Access to the online Question Bank including more than 900 practice questions of all types with answers and explanations, math review, essay topics, and a diagnostic test, as well as access to 50 online integrated reasoning questions. Exclusive access to videos from real test takers and GMAC staff who share insight and tips on GMAT® preparation.

Chasing Darkness

An Elvis Cole Novel

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743281640

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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Elvis was a hero when he cleared an innocent man of a murder charge. But when that innocent man is found dead three years later holding photos of the victim, Elvis is the one on trial.

Tyler's Row

A Novel

Author: Miss Read

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547527217

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Take a trip to America’s favorite English village: “If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Fairacre.” —Jan Karon The two-hundred-year-old cottages known as Tyler’s Row have been home to Fairacre residents for generations. With leaded-glass windows and an arched thorn hedge over the gateway, they make an ideal subject for a “Beautiful Britain” calendar. But the charming exterior of Tyler’s Row conceals more than its share of quirks, as well as some rather particular characters. The new owners, Peter and Diana Hale, plan to create their own rural refuge by converting the middle two cottages into one. But beset by carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and bills, as well as their neighboring tenants—the redoubtable Sergeant Burnaby and the sour Mrs. Fowler—the couple soon has cause to ponder their decision. Fairacre isn’t the utopia they expected, and the Hales must adapt to life in a village that’s not always picture perfect. Featuring a “rare combination of humor, delicacy, irony, and precision,” the novels of Miss Read capture the challenges and joys of small-town community life (TheNew York Times Book Review). “The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world.” —Los Angeles Times “Miss Read has three great gifts—an unerring intuition about human frailty, a healthy irony, and, surprisingly, an almost beery sense of humor.” —The New Yorker

Report

Author: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Engineering

Page: N.A

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