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Freedom

Freedom
My Book of Firsts

by Jaycee Dugard

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-07-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1501147633
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. In A Stolen Life Jaycee told the story of her life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next. “How do you rebuild a life?” Jaycee asks. In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters’ first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend’s wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship. This raw and inspiring book will remind you that there is, as Jaycee writes, “life after something tragic happens…Somehow, I still believe that we each hold the key to our own happiness and you have to grab it where you can in whatever form it might take.” Freedom is an awe-inspiring memoir about the power we all hold within ourselves.

A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life
A Memoir

by Jaycee Dugard

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1451629192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The woman abducted at age 11 by a man and woman who subsequently held her hostage and sexually abused her for 18 years discusses her life. Reprint.

Urban Captivity Narratives

Urban Captivity Narratives
Women’s Writing After 9/11

by Heather Hillsburg

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-08-19
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1000606546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Evolving from a rigorous study of post-9/11 women's writing, Dr. Heather Hillsburg's new monograph identifies an emerging genre, which she names Urban Captivity Narratives. Using examples ranging from memoir to young adult fiction, each of the texts examined in the study follows a female protagonist who has survived abduction, been held captive for months or even years, and subjected to sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by their captor. Hillsburg contextualizes these narratives, and takes into consideration our current political atmosphere, the role of patriarchy, and various social anxieties that come into play when discussing the kind of oppression seen in these narratives.

A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life
A Book

by Jaycee Dugard

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-07-12
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0857207148
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

The Transparent Brain in Couple and Family Therapy

The Transparent Brain in Couple and Family Therapy
Mindful Integrations with Neuroscience

by Suzanne Midori Hanna

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1000222527
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together clinical expertise with the latest findings from social, affective, and cognitive neuroscience, this accessible guide outlines how basic concepts of neuroscience and family therapy can be highly relevant to all mental health treatment. This expanded second edition includes content on a range of areas including effects of racism, poverty, violence, and childhood abuse on the brain; substance abuse; and advances in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Grounded in five key tenets of neuroscience, the approaches highlighted in this book focus on the safety of secure bonds for children, adolescents, couples and families, as well as how an understanding of neuroscience can be utilized by professionals during trauma therapy. The stages of brain development provide a map for practitioners that illustrates dozens of practical, daily interventions. Chapters discuss neuroscience in light of a range of contemporary dilemmas for client engagement, accompanied throughout by fresh case examples, worksheets, clinical guidelines, and step-by-step interventions. Written in a jargon-free style, The Transparent Brain in Couple and Family Therapy, second edition is an essential resource for mental health professionals using neuroscientific principles to bring relief to clients from diverse backgrounds.

A Doctor's Dozen

A Doctor's Dozen
Twelve Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness

by Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH

  • Publisher : Dartmouth College Press
  • Release : 2018-09-04
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1512603007
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Burnout affects a third of our population and over half of our health professionals. For the second group, the impact is magnified, as consequences play out not only on a personal level, but also on a societal level and lead to medical errors, suboptimal care, low levels of patient satisfaction, and poor clinical outcomes. Achieving wellbeing requires strategies for change. In this book, Dr. Pipas shares twelve lessons and strategies for improved health that she has learned from patients, students, and colleagues over her twenty years working as a family physician. Each lesson is based on observation and research, and begins with a story of an exemplary patient whose challenges and successes reflect the theme of the lesson. Along with the lessons, the author offers plans for action, which taken together create the framework for a healthy life. Each lesson concludes with resources and a "health challenge."

The Book of New York Firsts

The Book of New York Firsts
Unusual, Arcane, and Fascinating Facts in the Life of New York City

by Henry Moscow

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 1995-04-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780815603085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everything you wanted to know about the unusual, arcane, and fascinating in the life of New York City. The term "only in New York" takes on new meaning in page after page of this intriguing survey of firsts in one of the world's greatest cities—from extraordinary people to ghosts and graves, from troubles and aspirations to crimes and disasters. For six years, the City had a governor who dressed in his wife's clothes and paraded along Broadway until his soldiers dragged him home. The City's first subway, dug in secret under Broadway in 1870, had elegant cars propelled by wind from a big fan. The City's first settlers were not Dutchmen, but French-speaking Protestant Belgians in 1624 who were followed by African Blacks in 1625. The first City Hall had a tavern on the premises to quench the thirst of City Fathers with beer and schnapps. The City's first bagel was produced in Clinton Street in 1896, but its ancestors date back to fourteenth-century German boar hunts.

After Life

After Life
My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom

by Alice Marie Johnson

  • Publisher : Harper
  • Release : 2019-05-21
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062936103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Foreword by Kim Kardashian West The true-life story of the woman whose life sentence for non-violent drug trafficking was commuted by President Donald Trump thanks to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West—an inspiring memoir of faith, hope, mercy, and gratitude. How do you hold on to hope after more than twenty years of imprisonment? For Alice Marie Johnson the answer lies with God. For years, Alice lived a normal life without a criminal record—she was a manager at FedEx, a wife, and a mother. But after an emotionally and financially tumultuous period in her life left her with few options, she turned to crime as a way to pay off her mounting debts. Convicted in 1996 for her nonviolent involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking organization, Alice received a life sentence under the mandatory sentencing laws of the time. Locked behind bars, Alice looked to God. Eventually becoming an ordained minister, she relied on her faith to sustain hope over more than two decades—until 2018, when the president commuted her sentence at the behest of Kim Kardashian West, who had taken up Alice’s cause. In this honest, faith-driven memoir, Alice explains how she held on to hope and gave it to others, from becoming a playwright to mentoring her fellow prisoners. She reveals how Christianity and her unshakeable belief in God helped her persevere and inspired her to share her faith in a video that would go viral—and come to the attention of celebrities who were moved to action. Today, Alice is an icon for the prison reform movement and a humble servant who embraces gratitude and God for her freedom. In this powerful book, she recalls all of the firsts she has experienced through her activism and provides an authentic portrait of the crisis that is mass incarceration. Linking social justice to spiritual faith, she makes a persuasive and poignant argument for justice that transcends tribal politics. Her story is a beacon in the darkness of despair, reminding us of the power of redemption and the importance of making second chances count. After Life features 16 pages of color photographs.

Literature Connections to American History, 7-12

Literature Connections to American History, 7-12
Resources to Enhance and Entice

by Lynda G. Adamson

  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9781563085031
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lists titles categorized by time periods and includes an annotated bibliography divided by format type

Literature Connections to American History, K-6

Literature Connections to American History, K-6
Resources to Enhance and Entice

by Lynda G. Adamson

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN : 156308502X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items produced since 1990 which received at least one favorable review

Notable Black American Women

Notable Black American Women
A Book

by Jessie Carney Smith,Shirelle Phelps

  • Publisher : VNR AG
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 775
  • ISBN : 9780810391772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists

Between Freedom and Bondage

Between Freedom and Bondage
Race, Party, and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North

by Christopher Malone

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-09-10
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1135909520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Between Freedom and Bondage looks at the fluctuations of black suffrage in the ante-bellum North, using the four states of New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as examples. In each of these states, a different outcome was obtained for blacks in their quest to share the vote. By analyzing the various outcomes of state struggles, Malone offers a framework for understanding and explaining how the issue of voting rights for blacks unfolded between the drafting of the Constitution, and the end of the Civil War.

The Book of Awesome Women

The Book of Awesome Women
Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts

by Becca Anderson

  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 2017-07-25
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 1633535843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Super women. Who are some of the most awesome women in history? Sheroes: Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true heroes ? sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world. Super women as female role models: From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future. Successful women: Some of the super women you will meet in The Book of Awesome Women: • Dian Fossey • Martina Navratilova • Sojourner Truth • Indira Ghandi • Aretha Franklin • Margaret Mead • Coretta Scott King • Georgia O'Keeffe • Jackie Joyner-Kersee • Joan Baez • Eleanor Roosevelt • Coco Chanel • Anita Hill • Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai • and many more Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!

Black Book Publishers in the United States

Black Book Publishers in the United States
A Historical Dictionary of the Presses, 1817-1990

by Donald F. Joyce

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0313267839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers the first extensive look at black-owned publishing companies from 1817 to 1990, and reveals previously unknown facts about the contributions of blacks to Western civilization. By studying bibliographic works, book advertisements, periodical literature, and business directories, Joyce has collected a wealth of information on 46 firms. Included are publishing histories, bibliographic data, information sources, libraries holding specific titles, and officers and addresses where appropriate. The entries are arranged alphabetically by firm, and a geographical listing and author/title/subject index are also provided.

Hispanic Firsts

Hispanic Firsts
500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement

by Nicolás Kanellos

  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chronologically records 500 years of Hispanic achievement beginning with exploration and settlement in the New World and continuing through to the present day

Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families

Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families
The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars

by Gary W Peterson,Suzanne Steinmetz

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-18
  • Pages : 926
  • ISBN : 1136411836
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies! In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies written by leading scholars in sociology, family studies, psychology, and child development. Their fascinating stories demonstrate how their family experiences, educational opportunities, and occupational endeavors not only shaped the disciplines they chose but also shaped the theoretical perspectives they utilized and the topics they researched. From the editors: “These autobiographies document the experiences of scholars from the early twentieth century to the present. The descriptions of early influences on their education, of their graduate school experiences, and of their academic career paths, provides a wealth of valuable material. Since four of these scholars have died and a number are in their eighties or older, these histories provide rich case studies on factors that influence the decision to go to college, get married, pursue an advanced degree, make specific occupational choices, and investigate certain topics. These autobiographies also detail the barriers that early women scholars in the social sciences faced.” The scholars whose lives you will learn about in Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families include: Joan Aldous Katherine R. Allen Pauline Boss Carlfred B. Broderick Wesley R. Burr Catherine Street Chilman Harold T. Christensen Marilyn Coleman Rand D. Conger Randal D. Day William J. Doherty Evelyn Millis Duvall Glen H. Elder, Jr. Bernard Farber Margaret Feldman Mark A. Fine Greer Litton Fox Frank F. Furstenberg Viktor Gecas Harold D. Grotevant Gerald Handel Michael E. Lamb Ralph LaRossa Gary R. Lee Helena Znaniecka Lopata Harriette P. McAdoo Hamilton McCubbin Brent C. Miller Phyllis Moen Gerhard Neubeck Gary W. Peterson Ira L. Reiss John Scanzoni Walter R. Schumm Barbara H. Settles Laurence Steinberg Suzanne K. Steinmetz Sheldon Stryker Marvin B. Sussman Irv Tallman

Newport Firsts

Newport Firsts
A Hundred Claims to Fame (RI)

by Brian M. Stinson

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2018-04-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1439664218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newport, Rhode Island, has been a city of innovation since its beginning nearly four centuries ago. Some of the claims on a national level are true, while some have been greatly distorted over the years. The freethinking citizens include the first to defeat a British squadron and the author of the first written constitution guaranteeing the right to religious freedom in world history. The first law banning the importation of slaves in the colonies was enacted in the city, and the first Methodist church in the world with a steeple and bell is located here. But was the first female lighthouse keeper in America from here? Was Newport the first place where a medical lecture was given? Author and research historian Brian M. Stinson offers a chronological collection of vignettes detailing the city's many firsts.

Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting

Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting
A Book

by John Carter

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-10-23
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1107438144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally published in 1948, this book contains the text of the Sandars Lectures in Bibliography for the previous year. Carter reflects upon the evolution and method of book collecting from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1940s, and meditates on what it means to be a book collector, the changing definition of that term, and recent developments in collecting styles. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in bibliophilism or the history of book collecting.

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime

by Susannah Stapleton

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2019-06-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1509867317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you are susceptible to Miss Marple and Harriet Vane you must read The Adventures of Maud West. You will never know the difference between fact and fiction again. Jill Paton Walsh, author of the Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mysteries Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having started sleuthing on behalf of society’s finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, beneath the public persona, she was forced to hide vital aspects of her own identity in order to thrive in a class-obsessed and male-dominated world. And – as Susannah Stapleton reveals – she was a most unreliable witness to her own life. Who was Maud? And what was the reality of being a female private detective in the Golden Age of Crime? Interweaving tales from Maud West’s own ‘casebook’ with social history and extensive original research, Stapleton investigates the stories Maud West told about herself in a quest to uncover the truth. With walk-on parts by Dr Crippen and Dorothy L. Sayers, Parisian gangsters and Continental blackmailers, The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective is both a portrait of a woman ahead of her time and a deliciously salacious glimpse into the underbelly of ‘good society’ during the first half of the twentieth century.

Once Upon A...

Once Upon A...
A Book

by Claudia Burgoa

  • Publisher : Claudia Burgoa
  • Release : 2022-01-11
  • Pages : 1500
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ONCE UPON A… THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES THE FIRST BOOKS OF FOUR OF MY SERIES. Plus, the first three chapters of Until Next Time. The beginning of an exciting new series. Against All Odds: The St. James Family. *Maybe Later *My One Regret *Wrong Text, Right Love *Begin with Me Bonus Material: A sneak peek of Until Next Time