Author: Patricia G. Miller
Release Date: 1994
Abortion activist Miller looks back at the pre-Roe vs. Wade years and interviews dozens of ordinary Americans who had firsthand experience with the horrors of illegal abortion: the survivors, practitioners, coroners, cops, and children of the women who died.
Author: James Lincoln Collier
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
When the Depression strikes America, throwing millions out of work, Petey Williamson's family seems safe. Hadn't the boss promised Petey's father that he'd always have a job? But during the Depression, promises cannot always be kept, and Petey finds his family sliding rapidly into poverty. And when Petey's much-admired cousin Steve starts working as a union organizer in the battle to improve conditions for workers, poverty turns into tragedy.
Author: Jay Michael Schechter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics
SUMMARY The purpose of this book is to how to pursue employment when the economy is in transition. As I stated in my Preface, this book is intended as an experience from a person who has 85 jobs and counting. I dont pretend to be an expert, I am serving as a guidepost from experience. The only way to learn something is by doing; and, as far as obtaining a job, I have a wealth of knowledge. The book is intended for the unemployed as well as the employed, veterans and college students; as well as advice and a warning to employers. Finally, I point to the foreign based employers as possibly a trend which can remake the American job market. I hope these chapters can lift your spirits, and use it as a primer to staying employed.
Author: Michael Burleigh
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2017-11-02
In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times? In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. Incisive, robust and always insightful, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times by Michael Burleigh is both a dazzling tour d’horizon of the world as it is today and a surprisingly optimistic vision of the world as it might become.
Thirty major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided New York In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while twenty-five thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our entrenched and worsening wealth gap has never been more sorely needed. This remarkable anthology is the literary world’s response, with leading lights including Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz, and Lydia Davis bearing witness to the experience of ordinary New Yorkers in extraordinarily unequal circumstances. Through fiction and reportage, these writers convey the indignities and heartbreak, the callousness and solidarities, of living side by side with people of starkly different means. They shed light on the subterranean lives of homeless people who must find a bed in the city’s tunnels; the stresses that gentrification can bring to neighbors in a Brooklyn apartment block; the shenanigans of seriously alienated night-shift paralegals; the trials of a housing defendant standing up for tenants’ rights; and the humanity that survives in the midst of a deeply divided city. Tales of Two Cities is a brilliant, moving, and ultimately galvanizing clarion call for a city—and a nation—in crisis. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Paul B. Wignall
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Two hundred sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, might have played in causing these global catastrophes. Drawing on the latest discoveries as well as his own firsthand experiences conducting field expeditions to remote corners of the world, Paul Wignall reveals what scientists are only now beginning to understand about the most prolonged and calamitous period of environmental crisis in Earth's history. Wignall shows how these series of unprecedented extinction events swept across the planet, killing life on a scale more devastating than the dinosaur extinctions that would follow. The Worst of Times unravels one of the great enigmas of ancient Earth and shows how this ushered in a new age of vibrant and more resilient life on our planet.
“Where do you come from?”Among the people who have achieved eminence on the contemporary scene, in the arts, in the professions, in public service, in education, an unexpectedly large number are likely to answer with pride, “From Winnipeg, the North End.” This book began as an inquiry into the forces that led to so rich a harvest of talent from one small section of an ordinary city on the edge of the Canadian prairie. In a series of eighteen reminiscences by former North-Enders, it attempts to reconstruct the quality of life in that polyglot community in the years immediately before and after World War II, and from the point of view of one distinctive ethnic group, the children of its Jewish immigrants. Jews constituted only a small proportion of the North End's ethnic mix, but as a group they quickly reached a remarkable level of acculturation and achievement, setting the tone and pace for the entire enclave.Today, urban growth has exploded the district's boundaries, and new waves of immigration have altered its demography; the North End that produced these people is no more. As the men and women represented here seek to recapture a distant past, they explore one common concern: in what way were their lives shaped by the immigrant community of their parents; what still holds fast of their particular background? In the assembled reflections there are insights into the particular nature of the Jewish ethos, and perhaps also into the universal immigrant experience. A composite evocation of time and place emerges, out of the shared lives of the men and women whose voices are recorded here. With them, readers may take their own journey back into the lost world of youth.