The Seventh Most Important Thing

Author: Shelley Pearsall
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780553497311
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: African Americans

"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

Love Wins

Author: Debbie Cenziper
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062456090
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades—the legalization of same-sex marriage. In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center. This is a story of law and love—and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered. Twenty years ago, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati, Ohio, a place where gays were routinely picked up by police and fired from their jobs. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had to provide married gay couples all the benefits offered to straight couples. Jim and John—who was dying from ALS—flew to Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal. But back home, Ohio refused to recognize their union, or even list Jim’s name on John’s death certificate. Then they met Al Gerhardstein, a courageous attorney who had spent nearly three decades advocating for civil rights and who now saw an opening for the cause that few others had before him. This forceful and deeply affecting narrative—Part Erin Brockovich, part Milk, part Still Alice—chronicles how this grieving man and his lawyer, against overwhelming odds, introduced the most important gay rights case in U.S. history. It is an urgent and unforgettable account that will inspire readers for many years to come.

Persuasive Legal Writing

Author: Camille Lamar Campbell
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888093
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Law

Persuasive Writing: A Storytelling Approach teaches students how to write effective motion briefs, and other types of non-adversarial persuasive writing by threading a narrative or “storytelling” theme throughout the entire text. This text endorses a three-stage framework—processing, packaging and revising —for integrating storytelling into any type of persuasive writing and is premised on the theory that Legal Storytelling is the most effective backdrop for effective advocacy. Organized to make the material accessible and highlight the intuitive nature of legal storytelling, this text will give the novice legal writer several resources to engage with the legal storytelling process.

The State Judicial Branch

Author: Mary Firestone
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736825037
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces state supreme courts, including how their justices are selected, how they study cases, and how cases are decided.

The Bluegrass Conspiracy

Author: Sally Denton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595196667
Release Date: 2001-09-11
Genre: Fiction

When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985—carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine—the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and “The Company” he served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century.

Project Management

Author: Rory Burke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118561252
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Business & Economics

The latest edition of Project Management has been significantly revised to include important new developments in the field. The previous editions of this best-selling book from Rory Burke have been widely used on university degree programmes, executive management training courses, planning software courses and professional certification. Features: Reflects changes in the new versions of the bodies of knowledge of the PMI (American Project Management Institute) and the APM (British Association for Project Management) 7 additional chapters including expanded coverage of project methodology, project management process and knowledge area trade-offs. New case studies from different industries to indicate broad use of project management techniques Includes numerous worked examples and practical exercises, which introduce the reader to the latest planning and control techniques

MATLAB Guide to Finite Elements

Author: Peter I. Kattan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783662052099
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

This book explores the numerical implementation of Finite Element Analysis using the computer program MATLAB, which is very popular today in engineering and engineering education. The book contains a short tutorial on MATLAB as well as a systematic strategy for the treatment of finite element methods. Useful to both students and researchers in engineering, it provides various examples and exercises from mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering, as well as from materials science. The book especially stresses the interactive use of MATLAB, with each example solved in an interactive manner. The accompanying CD-ROM includes more than fifty MATLAB functions specifically written to be used with this book in the form of a MATLAB Finite Element Toolbox. An extensive solutions manual is provided as well, which includes detailed solutions to all the problems in the book for classroom use.

Turbo Metabolism

Author: Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684984
Release Date: 2018-01-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Turbocharge your metabolism for vitality, energy, and lifelong health As the modern Western lifestyle spreads around the globe, so too does metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. The good news: metabolic syndrome can be tamed by a sensible program of exercise, natural foods, stress management, and quality sleep. In this concise and lively book, Dr. Vij distills a mass of medical research into a simple, effective program for vibrant health. Avoiding fads and gimmicks, he provides practical advice, case studies of ordinary people, and brief sections that debunk common medical myths. By following Dr. Vij's evidence-based methods, you can manage diabetes, avoid related metabolic conditions, lose weight, and live a healthier, happier life with energy to spare.

Hallelujah Trombone

Author: Paul E. Bierley
Publisher: Grupo Editorial Norma
ISBN: 0825849667
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Composers

Commercial Industrial Cleaning by Pressure Washing Hydro Blasting and UHP Jetting

Author: Wolfgang Maasberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780857298348
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is the first proprietary manual for cleaning and rehabilitation through pressure-washing, hydro-blasting and ultra high pressure water jetting (UHP). It includes gear lists to help readers easily identify the appropriate tooling and equipment.

Helping Skills for Working with College Students

Author: Monica Galloway Burke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317307303
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Genre: Education

A primary role of student affairs professionals is to help college students dealing with developmental transitions and coping with emotional difficulties. Becoming an effective helping professional requires the complex integration of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and professional awareness, and knowledge. For graduate students preparing to become student affairs practitioners, this textbook provides the skills necessary to facilitate the helping process and understand how to respond to student concerns and crises, including how to make referrals to appropriate campus or community resources. Focusing on counseling concepts and applications essential for effective student affairs practice, this book develops the conceptual frameworks, basic counseling skills, interventions, and techniques that are necessary for student affairs practitioners to be effective, compliant, and ethical in their helping and advising roles. Rich in pedagogical features, this textbook includes questions for reflection, theory to practice exercises, case studies, and examples from the field.

Doing Deals

Author: Robert G. Eccles
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105041010351
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Business & Economics

Doing Deals is an in-depth explanation of the unique management style of investment banks. Represented are insights drawn from 17 U.S. investment banks, 21 issuing customers, and 10 European financial institutions.

Canine Instinct

Author: Ellen Burts-Cooper
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467053511
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is written for existing and aspiring managers looking to break into and beyond the midmanagement ranks in corporate America. If you are truly looking to understand the dynamics at play when navigating the corporate game, I encourage you to read and practice the techniques in this guide. Hopefully, by understanding the views of the represented executive class, you can devise a strategy to join their ranks. It is equally important for current executives to understand the plight of the traditionally underrepresented and consider them as talent in the pipeline who are ready to lead major organizations.