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Character

Character
What It Means and Why It Matters

by Deborah L. Rhode

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0190919876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Americans claim to care about character. Over four fifths want it taught in public schools, and 95 percent think that a president's character is important. And historically, philosophers, educators, politicians, religious leaders, judges, and the general public have agreed that character should be valued and reinforced. Yet in the United States, the institutions charged with that mission have consistently fallen short. Simply put, too little effort has been made to understand the importance of character and the strategies that can best develop and support it. After first exploring the history of the concept over time, Deborah Rhode turns her focus to the institutions that have traditionally fostered good character: families, schools, youth organizations, civic groups, and political organizations. However, as we have increasingly de-emphasized the subject-a trend that is most evident in our politics-our awareness of its shaping influence has waned. Indeed, we often focus on the wrong things when it comes to fostering good character. For instance, almost a third of the workforce is covered by licensing laws requiring good moral character, even occupations where the need for screening is not self-evident: florist, fortune teller, and frog farmers. Character also plays a pivotal role in the criminal justice system, in defining guilt, punishment, and eligibility for parole. All too often, these legal requirements are idiosyncratic, inequitable, and subject to race and class bias. Millions of Americans who have convictions for minor offenses are excluded from a vast range of occupations and benefits without evidence that such exclusion serves the public interest. We can do better, she stresses, and outlines a powerful program for reform. Rhode punctuates the book through a series of portraits of exemplary individuals whose good character made them who they were: Ida B. Wells, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Albert Schweitzer, and Thurgood Marshall. All of these individuals had flaws, but through their commitments to both social justice and helping the less fortunate, they all demonstrate the power and importance of strong character.

Water Tossing Boulders

Water Tossing Boulders
How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South

by Adrienne Berard

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2016-10-18
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0807033545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A generation before Brown v. Board of Education struck down America’s “separate but equal” doctrine, one Chinese family and an eccentric Mississippi lawyer fought for desegregation in one of the greatest legal battles never told. On September 15, 1924, Martha Lum and her older sister Berda were barred from attending middle school in Rosedale, Mississippi. The girls were Chinese American and considered by the school to be “colored”; the school was for whites. This event would lead to the first US Supreme Court case to challenge the constitutionality of racial segregation in Southern public schools, an astonishing thirty years before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Unearthing one of the greatest stories never told, journalist Adrienne Berard recounts how three unlikely heroes sought to shape a new South. A poor immigrant from southern China, Jeu Gong Lum came to America with the hope of a better future for his family. Unassuming yet boldly determined, his daughter Martha would inhabit that future and become the face of the fight to integrate schools. Earl Brewer, their lawyer and staunch ally, was once a millionaire and governor of Mississippi. When he took the family’s case, Brewer was both bankrupt and a political pariah—a man with nothing left to lose. By confronting the “separate but equal” doctrine, the Lum family fought for the right to educate Chinese Americans in the white schools of the Jim Crow South. Using their groundbreaking lawsuit as a compass, Berard depicts the complicated condition of racial otherness in rural Southern society. In a sweeping narrative that is both epic and intimate, Water Tossing Boulders evokes a time and place previously defined by black and white, a time and place that, until now, has never been viewed through the eyes of a forgotten third race. In vivid prose, the Mississippi Delta, an empire of cotton and a bastion of slavery, is reimagined to reveal the experiences of a lost immigrant community. Through extensive research in historical documents and family correspondence, Berard illuminates a vital, forgotten chapter of America’s past and uncovers the powerful journey of an oppressed people in their struggle for equality.

Vesela and the Vervum World

Vesela and the Vervum World
A Book

by Mostyn Heilmannovsky

  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release : 2019-12-27
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1647609976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vesela is a girl with unique abilities. These abilities are desired by the vampires, but also by two dark orders, the Order of the Blood and the Order of the Shadow. These two orders not only want to enslave the human world, but also the Vervum world, inhabited by the Vervum, vampires, who are, interestingly, connected to Vesela. Will the dark orders succeed in enslaving Vesela and the Vervum World?

The Devil of Nanking

The Devil of Nanking
A Book

by Mo Hayder

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2011-02-24
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0802199607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Exceedingly creepy . . . The diabolically gifted British author spins a fascinating mystery from the legacy of Japanese atrocities during World War II.” —Entertainment Weekly With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder’s The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century’s most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor’s trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world’s most fascinating cities—Tokyo—from an internationally bestselling author. “A haunting, lyrical, disturbing, important, suspenseful, wonderfully written and beautiful book.” —Harlan Coben

1000 California Place Names

1000 California Place Names
A Book

by Erwin Gustav Gudde

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1949
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collection contains a card file of the research notes about place names and bibliography for the publication "California Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary" that was published by the University of California Press. The card file contains more extensive notes than are included in the published version.

The Devil's Grip

The Devil's Grip
A true story of shame, sheep and shotguns

by Neal Drinnan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-08-19
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1760851191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria’s rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall’s secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District’s prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil’s Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame. Praise for The Devil’s Grip ‘A remarkable piece of work. It is a strange, unusual and beautiful book with an incredibly unique setting. I don't think I've read anything quite like it. It is compulsive reading. True crime. Memoir. History. How do you live a life honestly and with dignity? It's difficult to categorise because it traverses so many genres. But it WORKS.’ Matthew Condon, author of the Three Crooked Kings trilogy ‘On its face this is the story of a family steeped in the pursuit of the perfect ram, but beneath the surface lies a riveting and ribald tale of lust, loss, manipulation, unbridled ambition and ultimately murder.’ Mark Tedeschi AM QC and author of Eugenia, Kidnapped and Murder at Myall Creek ‘An unforgettable, courageous and deeply tragic local story which manages to become a universal tale’ Gregory Day, author of Archipelago of Souls and A Sand Archive ‘It’s got it all: sex, domestic violence, ‘the land’ – such an important concept resonating in the Australian mind – land-holders and property, privilege, prejudice, skulduggery and murder!’ David Bradford, author of The Gunners’ Doctor and Tell Me I’m Okay

Map of Bureau County, Illinois, with Sketches of Its Early Settlement

Map of Bureau County, Illinois, with Sketches of Its Early Settlement
A Book

by Nehemiah Matson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Devil's Face

Devil's Face
A Dane Maddock Adventure

by David Wood,Stephen John

  • Publisher : Adrenaline Press
  • Release : 2018-07-29
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A dead man’s riddle sets Maddock and Bones on a search for a lost treasure and into peril! For nearly a century, treasure hunters have searched for the lost treasure of notorious gangster, Dutch Schultz. When Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they find themselves in a race against a dangerous enemy and in the crosshairs of deadly assassin. Maddock and Bones must unravel the clues and survive a game of cat and mouse where failure could mean death. Praise for The Dane Maddock Adventures! “A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb “Dane and Bones.... Together they're unstoppable. Rip-roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait.” Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun “David Wood has done it again. Quest takes you on an expedition that leads down a trail of adventure and thrills!” David L. Golemon, Author of the Event Group series “Ancient cave paintings? Cities of gold? Secret scrolls? Sign me up! A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” Robert Masello, author of The Medusa Amulet “A non-stop thrill ride triple threat- smart, funny and mysterious!” Jeremy Robinson, author of Instinct and Threshold “Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler.” Edward G. Talbot, author of 2010: The Fifth World

Columbia County Place Names

Columbia County Place Names
A Book

by Walter M. Brasch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Demonology and Devil-lore

Demonology and Devil-lore
The Devil World

by Moncure Daniel Conway

  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Release : 2016-01-08
  • Pages : 1044
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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INDEX Part I. Demonolatry. Chapter I. Dualism. Chapter II. The Genesis of Demons. Chapter III. Degradation. Chapter IV. The Abgott. Chapter V. Classification. Part II. The Demon. Chapter I. Hunger. Chapter II. Heat. Chapter III. Cold. Chapter IV. Elements. Chapter V. Animals. Chapter VI. Enemies. Chapter VII. Barrenness. Chapter VIII. Obstacles. Chapter IX. Illusion. Chapter X. Darkness. Chapter XI. Disease. Chapter XII. Death. Part III. The Dragon. Chapter I. Decline of Demons. Chapter II. Generalisation of Demons. Chapter III. The Serpent. Chapter IV. The Worm. Chapter V. Apophis. Chapter VI. The Serpent in India. Chapter VII. The Basilisk. Chapter VIII. The Dragon’s Eye. Chapter IX. The Combat. Chapter X. The Dragon-slayer. Chapter XI. The Dragon’s Breath. Chapter XII. Fate. Part IV. The Devil. Chapter I. Diabolism. Chapter II. The Second Best. Chapter III. Ahriman: The Divine Devil. Chapter IV. Viswámitra: The Theocratic Devil. Chapter V. Elohim and Jehovah. Chapter VI. The Consuming Fire. Chapter VII. Paradise and the Serpent. Chapter VIII. Eve. Chapter IX. Lilith. Chapter X. War in Heaven. Chapter XI. War on Earth. Chapter XII. Strife. Chapter XIII. Barbaric Aristocracy. Chapter XIV. Job and the Divider. Chapter XV. Satan. Chapter XVI. Religious Despotism. Chapter XVII. The Prince of this World. Chapter XVIII. Trial of the Great. Chapter XIX. The Man of Sin. Chapter XX. The Holy Ghost. Chapter XXI. Antichrist. Chapter XXII. The Pride of Life. Chapter XXIII. The Curse on Knowledge. Chapter XXIV. Witchcraft. Chapter XXV. Faust and Mephistopheles. Chapter XXVI. The Wild Huntsman. Chapter XXVII. Le Bon Diable. Chapter XXVIII. Animalism. Chapter XXIX. Thoughts and Interpretations.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Dust

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Dust
A Book

by James Lovegrove

  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release : 2018-07-24
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1785653628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin. It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes. The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. Upon investigating, the companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living in almost complete seclusion, and that his last act was to scrawl a mysterious message on a scrap of paper. The riddles pile up as aged big game hunter Allan Quatermain is spotted at the scene of the crime when Holmes and Watson investigate. The famous man of mind and the legendary man of action will make an unlikely team in a case of corruption, revenge, and what can only be described as magic...

The Devil's Bed

The Devil's Bed
A Book

by William Kent Krueger

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-02-18
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0743478835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Cork O'Connor mystery series comes a haunting, atmospheric, conspiracy thriller. When President Clay Dixon's father-in-law—a former vice president—is injured in a farming accident, First Lady Kate Dixon returns to Minnesota to be at his side. Assigned to protect her, Secret Service agent Bo Thorsen soon falls under Kate's spell. He also suspects the accident is part of a trap set for Kate by David Moses, an escaped mental patient who once loved her. What Bo and Moses don't realize is that they're caught in a web of deadly intrigue spun by a seemingly insignificant bureaucratic department within the federal government. Racing to find answers before an assassin's bullet can kill Kate, Bo soon learns that when you lie down with the devil, there's hell to pay.

The Devil's Triangle

The Devil's Triangle
A Book

by Catherine Coulter,J.T. Ellison

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-08-29
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1501150340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Nicholas Drummond and his partner Mike Caine are threatened when the Fox calls from Venice asking for help. She warns Nick and Mike that a devastating Gobi desert sandstorm that's killed thousands in Beijing isn't a natural phenomenon but was produced by man. The Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to find out the truth before an obsessed family devastates Washington, DC."-- Back cover.

Demonology and Devil-Lore Revised

Demonology and Devil-Lore Revised
A Book

by Moncure Daniel Conway

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1773563351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Devil's All-American

The Devil's All-American
A Book

by Shakir Rashaan

  • Publisher : NEBU Publishing
  • Release : 2021-03-12
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 0998664057
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you took a look at my life, you’d swear I had it all... I’m the best player on the best team in college basketball and a lock to be the top pick in the NBA Draft. I was on the fast track to being college basketball royalty, and nothing was going to stop me from being one of the best ever. Well, nothing except a tragic accident on the court that resulted in my worst nightmare. In the blink of an eye, my basketball life was hanging by a thread—until he came along with an offer I couldn’t refuse. I knew his offer came with strings attached, but what I didn’t know was what I gave up to get my life back. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have done what I did, but it was too late to turn back now. I’m Keenan Ellis, and I’m the Devil’s All-American...

The Pocket List of Railroad Officials

The Pocket List of Railroad Officials
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Devil's Box

The Devil's Box
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Devil Tree

The Devil Tree
A Novel

by Jerzy Kosinski

  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9780802139658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unable to cope with his huge inheritance, Jonathan Whalen searches for an escape in the drug culture, seeking amoral thrills in the world of drugs, violence, and sex. Reprint.

Ancient Monuments of Great Britain

Ancient Monuments of Great Britain
List of Monuments ...

by Great Britain. Office of Works and Public Buildings

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1937
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Magdalen-grove: Or, A Dialogue Between the Doctor and the Devil. Written in February in the Year 1713. and Found Among the Papers of a Gentleman Deceas'd. Humbly Dedicated to the Author [Abel Evans] and Admirers of the Apparition, a Poem

Magdalen-grove: Or, A Dialogue Between the Doctor and the Devil. Written in February in the Year 1713. and Found Among the Papers of a Gentleman Deceas'd. Humbly Dedicated to the Author [Abel Evans] and Admirers of the Apparition, a Poem
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1714
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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