How We Came Back

How We Came Back Author Nona Martin Storr
ISBN-10 1942951140
Release 2015-06
Pages 274
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, displacing half a million people and causing more than $100 billion in damage in the Greater New Orleans region. The nation wondered how the people of New Orleans could recover from a disaster of this magnitude, the costliest in American history. Within a few years of Katrina, hundreds of thousands had returned and were rebuilding their homes. How they have come back is, to say the least, something of a puzzle. A decade later, this book presents 17 oral histories of Hurricane Katrina survivors from four diverse New Orleans communities. The oral histories explore how these individuals, families, and communities began to rebuild after the devastation. These testimonies show that communities can be surprisingly resilient in the wake of disaster, especially thanks to early and disproportionately large individual efforts. Why have some communities rebounded quickly while others have lagged behind? Even after accounting for obvious factors, such as degree of damage, median income, and flood insurance, much of the variance remains unexplained. What are the socially embedded resources that communities have drawn on to develop effective recovery strategies? Why, despite the commitment of significant government resources, have many of the official forms of assistance produced disappointing results? This book explores the answers to these persistent questions, which have dogged social scientists over the past 10 years. Perhaps most importantly, it serves as fitting tribute to the vision, resolve, and industriousness of those who came back.



We Came Back to Say

We Came Back to Say Author Theo Pauline Nestor
ISBN-10 1609440633
Release 2012-10-01
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We Came Back

We Came Back Author Patrick Lacey
ISBN-10 194404454X
Release 2017-04-15
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"WE CAME BACK is an emotional trip through our darkest fears. One of the best books I've read in years."--Kristopher Rufty, author of SOMETHING VIOLENT and DESOLATION. Growing up dead. Melvin Brown sees things that aren't there. Monsters with tentacles and razor-sharp teeth. Ever the social outcast, he is bullied to the point of suicide. And his hatred of those who did him wrong does not die with him. One decade after Melvin's death, something strange is happening to Lynnwood High School's smartest and most popular students. They begin to act out and spend time at the former high school, now abandoned and said to be haunted. And their numbers grow at an alarming rate. Is this just a passing fad or are the rumors true? Does Lynnwood really have a teenage cult on their hands?



We Came Back to Jesus

We Came Back to Jesus Author Bob Lord
ISBN-10 0926143042
Release 1988
Pages 205
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Bob & Penny Lord's account of how they turned their backs on God, after the death of their nineteen year old son to an overdose of drugs in 1971. Walk with them as they open the old wounds that had been safely stored away, the past, the days of tears, fears & darkness. Experience the joy of reconciliation, of resurrection, as they felt the strong pull back to the Church. "The book combined their recognition of God's mysterious Providence with a passionate hymn of praise honoring God as their Redeemer. 'For all the brothers & sisters whom You have used to weave the fabric of our lives in Your service, we thank You, Jesus.' "They have become modern Franciscans...Like St. Francis, the Lords bravely sold their thriving business, & worked in their chosen apostolate. "I invite all fellow souls to read WE CAME BACK TO JESUS, to share their journey. Their life is a living example of the poet's 'We are put on earth a little space apart, & made to bear the beams of love.' May the beams of light shining from their journey continue to grace those souls around this remarkable couple - that light certainly surrounds this book."--Kenneth G. Klassen - The Wanderer. For further information or to order, phone 1-800-633-2484.



Five Came Back

Five Came Back Author Mark Harris
ISBN-10 9780698151574
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 528
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Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris, premiering on March 31,2017: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever Here is the remarkable, untold story of how five major Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed World War II, and how, in turn, the war changed them. In a move unheard of at the time, the U.S. government farmed out its war propaganda effort to Hollywood, allowing these directors the freedom to film in combat zones as never before. They were on the scene at almost every major moment of America’s war, shaping the public’s collective consciousness of what we’ve now come to call the good fight. The product of five years of scrupulous archival research, Five Came Back provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of these five men who chose to go, and who came back. “Five Came Back . . . is one of the great works of film history of the decade.” --Slate “A tough-minded, information-packed and irresistibly readable work of movie-minded cultural criticism. Like the best World War II films, it highlights marquee names in a familiar plot to explore some serious issues: the human cost of military service, the hypnotic power of cinema and the tension between artistic integrity and the exigencies of war.” --The New York Times



Sara Came Back

Sara Came Back Author Belinda Fristoe Vaughn
ISBN-10 1475913893
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 242
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Austin Edmund can’t sleep. He’s haunted by nightmares of a man in a dark hat and a little girl, calling him home. His daughter refers to the dark figure in his dreams as “the boogeyman,” and she’s seen the little girl, too. Austin wonders how that could be possible—are people capable of sharing the same dream?—but he’s distracted when he receives an invite to head home to Alabama to help his parents fix up the old family cabin. Austin takes his wife, Paige, and their daughter, Beth Ann, back home to Decatur, where they get the chance to rekindle their connection to Austin’s parents, Floyd and Opal. Plus, with Austin’s experience as an architect and Paige’s as a remodeler, the log cabin will soon be livable again. Austin is excited at the prospect, and he scoffs at the silly idea that the cabin is haunted. After all, ghosts aren’t real. Beth Ann is visited by the young girl from Austin’s dreams. Her name is Sara, and she travels with a dog named Maya. The Edmunds soon realize that Sara isn’t a playmate; she’s a restless ghost, and she’s struggling to protect them from a vengeful character known as Judas. Judas preys on dreams, and he wreaks havoc in their minds. Soon, the line between dream and reality becomes blurred, and Sara is the Edmunds’ only hope of staying alive and staying sane.



Then We Came to the End

Then We Came to the End Author Joshua Ferris
ISBN-10 9780141917627
Release 2008-03-06
Pages 400
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Joshua Ferris's Then We Came to the End is one of the most acutely observed, dazzling American debuts of recent years. They spend their days - and too many of their nights - at work. Away from friends and family, they share a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers they call colleagues. There's Chris Yop, clinging to his ergonomic chair; Lynn Mason, the boss, whose breast cancer everyone pretends not to talk about; Carl Garbedian, secretly taking someone else's medication; Marcia Dwyer, whose hair is stuck in the eighties; and Benny, who's just - well, just Benny. Amidst the boredom, redundancies, water cooler moments, meetings, flirtations and pure rage, life is happening, to their great surprise, all around them. Then We Came to the End is about sitting all morning next to someone you cross the road to avoid at lunch. It's the story of your life and mine. 'Very funny, intense and exhilarating . . . For the first time in fiction, it has truly captured the way we work' The Times 'As dazzling as Franzen's The Corrections and as confident as Tartt's The Secret History . . . Exceptional, very funny' Daily Telegraph 'Slick, sophisticated and very funny, Ferris's cracking debut has modern Everyman fighting for his identity in an increasingly impersonal world' Daily Mail Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the highly acclaimedThe Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 and the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014. He lives in New York.



Why I Left the Church Why I Came Back and Why I Just Might Leave Again Memories of Growing Up African American and Catholic

Why I Left the Church  Why I Came Back  and Why I Just Might Leave Again  Memories of Growing Up African American and Catholic Author Jean K. Douglas
ISBN-10 9780978963507
Release 2006
Pages 164
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The 1960s-1980s were turbulent decades for the Catholic Church as it struggled to navigate the waters of racial injustice and the women's movement. Douglas reviews parochial teachings on race relations, integration, and gender roles, revealing the conflicts faced by a black girl trying to come to terms with her faith.



The Girl Who Came Back

The Girl Who Came Back Author Susan Lewis
ISBN-10 9781448183876
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 432
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When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules’s life is very different now to the one she’d known before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back she needs to decide what to do. Friends and family gather round, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; every one of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay. The question is, what will Jules do; and which of them – her or Amelia - has the most to fear?



Demanding Democracy After Three Mile Island

Demanding Democracy After Three Mile Island Author Raymond L. Goldsteen
ISBN-10 081301073X
Release 1991
Pages 246
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One didn't have to be a farmer to sense an intimacy between the land and the towns of Goldboro and Newberry Township, communities in central Pennsylvania characterized by brick farmhouses, fenced pastures, and two-lane roads. The four concrete towers rising out of the nearby Susquehanna River, visible some seven miles away, were incidental to most lives in the area. Then, in the spring of 1979, when local farmers were preparing the earth for planting, the worst nuclear accident in the history of commercial power in the United States took place there, at Three Mile Island. This volume furnishes the reactions of residents of those two communities to the accident.



The Groom Came Back

The Groom Came Back Author Abby Gaines
ISBN-10 9781426826948
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 256
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Typical. It takes Dr. Jack Mitchell eight years to pull himself away from his terribly important career abroad and come home for a divorce. And then he doesn't even know who she is! Sure, Callie Summers—excuse me, Mitchell—was a gawky schoolgirl when Jack rescued her from a nasty family situation. But that's no excuse for the man not to recognize his own wife. And now the gorgeous neurosurgeon thinks he's going to hightail it out of Tennessee with his final decree in hand. Uh-uh. Callie isn't letting him off quite so easily. Not when she, to her utter dismay, is finding him so irresistible. Irresistible enough to get him to tie the knot again?



Why We Came to the City

Why We Came to the City Author Kristopher Jansma
ISBN-10 9780698152137
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 432
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“Stunning . . . A beautiful, sprawling, and generous book. Jansma is a brilliantly talented writer, but he also has a unique insight into what friends mean to one another, and what it means to be part of a city in which you never quite belong, but can’t quite bring yourself to leave. It’s a heartfelt novel, tender and painful and cathartic all at once, and even if the characters belong to New York, the story belongs to us all.” —NPR December, 2008. A heavy snowstorm is blowing through Manhattan and the economy is on the brink of collapse, but none of that matters to a handful of guests at a posh holiday party. Five years after their college graduation, the fiercely devoted friends at the heart of this richly absorbing novel remain as inseparable as ever: editor and social butterfly Sara Sherman, her troubled astronomer boyfriend George Murphy, loudmouth poet Jacob Blaumann, classics major turned investment banker William Cho, and Irene Richmond, an enchanting artist with an inscrutable past. Amid cheerful revelry and free-flowing champagne, the friends toast themselves and the new year ahead—a year that holds many surprises in store. They must navigate ever-shifting relationships with the city and with one another, determined to push onward in pursuit of their precarious dreams. And when a devastating blow brings their momentum to a halt, the group is forced to reexamine their aspirations and chart new paths through unexpected losses. Kristopher Jansma’s award-winning debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, was praised for its “wry humor” and “charmingly unreliable narrator” in The New Yorker and hailed as “F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson” by The Village Voice. In Why We Came to the City, Jansma offers an unforgettable exploration of friendships forged in the fires of ambition, passion, hope, and love. This glittering story of a generation coming of age is a sweeping, poignant triumph. From the Hardcover edition.



Marikana

Marikana Author Peter Alexander
ISBN-10 9781431407330
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 144
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"The Marikana massacre involved the largest number of killings of South African civilians by the security forces since the end of apartheid. Those killed were mineworkers who were on strike for a living wage of R12 500 per month. The workers had occupied a koppie they called 'the mountain' and were simply demanding the right to speak with their employer when the police attacked and the massacre occurred"--Back cover.



The Two Word Verb

The Two Word Verb Author George A. Meyer
ISBN-10 9783110822106
Release 1975-01-01
Pages 269
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The Two Word Verb has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Two Word Verb also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Two Word Verb book for free.



Have I Been OVER WED

Have I Been OVER WED Author Renooka Gopaul
ISBN-10 9781456788469
Release 2011-09-26
Pages 204
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My first husband, Goldie was obsessed with kids, and he chose to be with another woman just for kids. He said he loved me, but I don’t know whether he was true as when I asked him to hire a surrogate mother; he turned me down saying he wanted a child with love. Does love mean to have physical relation only and produce children? It might be so. I am still searching an answer to this. He asked me to stay in his life just as a mere doll, and I could not accomplish that. My second husband, Brainie was simply obsessed with money. For him, money was everything and other things served no importance in his life. He wanted me to be his money machine and after spending seven years with him, Dave came in my life. Dave, my third husband was obsessed with sex. For him marriage was just the license to physical relation freely.Whereas for me, marriage is a very sacred relation; a relation which I believe can be nurtured only with love, faith and happiness. Again love is not a simple as it sounds to be. It is the mental and emotional attachment between two persons. You cannot go before two or three persons at a time, and tell them that you love them. Before you tell a person that you love him or her, at first give a thought whether you have any respect for that person and if you can keep him or her happy. Have some love in your heart for the person with whom you are sharing a physical relation. I am so confused after so many incidents in my life that I still do not have answers to many questions. I am writing this bookand I hope earnestly that the readers will help me in finding answers to these questions: I don’t know if I had been married too many times. I don’t know even if any one of my husbands loved me. I don’t know if they had just abused my life and my trust and kicked me out of their lives.



The Year My Mother Came Back

The Year My Mother Came Back Author Alice Eve Cohen
ISBN-10 9781616204310
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 288
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“A riveting journey.” —Julie Metz, author of Perfection “A perfect book. I want to tell everyone, every mother, every daughter, to read it.” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life For the first time in decades I’m remembering Mom, all of her--the wonderful and terrible things about her that I’ve cast out of my thoughts for so long. I’m still struggling to prevent these memories from erupting from their subterranean depths. Trying to hold back the flood. I can’t, not today. The levees break. Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen’s mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it’s entirely possible for the people we’ve lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice approaches it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood and allow herself to be a daughter once more in order to take care of her own girls. Understanding and forgiving her mother’s parenting transgressions leads her to accept her own and to realize that she doesn’t have to be perfect to be a good mother. “Alice Eve Cohen’s warm, witty, wise memoir is an elixir of love. It captures the struggles of every woman who ever wanted to be a better mother or daughter. Read it and weep, and laugh, and love.” —Nancy Bachrach, author of The Center of the Universe “Funny, painful, absurd, and heartwarming . . . Alice’s struggle to accept her imperfect self is a loving message tomothers who struggle to live life with grace. A beautiful book.” —Julie Metz, New York Times bestselling author of Perfection “Cohen navigates what was a perfect storm of a year . . . What she made of this year is a book so honest, so moving, and ultimately so wise that it is a privilege to take the journey with her.” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life “I love, love, love this book. It’s so rich, so real, and so moving . . . An astonishingly wonderful book—I was enthralled.” —Caroline Leavitt, bestselling author of Pictures of You “Compassionate, compelling, and told in luscious prose that practically begs you to sink in and linger, Cohen’s imaginative story and its fascinating characters will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.” —Jessie Sholl, author of Dirty Secret



Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone

Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone Author Sandya Hewamanne
ISBN-10 9780812202250
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 296
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Anthropologist Sandya Hewamanne spent time in a Sri Lankan free trade zone (FTZ) working and living among the workers to learn about their lives. "They were poor women from rural areas," Hewamanne writes, "who migrated to do garment work in transnational factories of a global assembly line. Their difficult work routines and sad living conditions have been examined in detail. When I was with them I often wondered whether anyone noticed the smiles, winks, smirks, gestures, tones of voice, the movies they saw, or the songs they sang." Hewamanne deftly weaves theories of identity, globalization, and cultural politics throughout her detailed accounts of the workers' efforts to negotiate ever shifting roles and expectations of gender, class, and sexuality. By analyzing how these workers claim political subjectivity, Hewamanne's Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone challenges conventional notions about women at the bottom of the global economy. The book offers a fascinating journey through the vibrant subaltern universe of Sri Lankan female migrant workers, from the FTZ factory shop floor to boarding houses, from urban movie theaters to temples and beaches and back to their native rural villages. Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone captures the spirit with which women confront power and violence through everyday poetics and politics, exploring how female workers construct themselves as different while investigating this difference as the space where deep anxieties and ambivalences over notions of nation, modernity, and globalization get played out.