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The Shadow of Life By Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Anne Douglas Sedgwick (28 March 1873 – 19 July 1935) was an... More > American-born British writer. The daughter of a businessman, she was born in Englewood, New Jersey but at age nine her family moved to London. Although she made return visits to the United States, she lived in England for the remainder of her life.In 1908, she married the British essayist and journalist, Basil de Sélincourt. During World War I she and her husband were volunteer workers in hospitals and orphanages in France.Her novels explored the contrast in values between Americans and Europeans. Her best-selling novel Tante was made into a 1919 film, The Impossible Woman and The Little French Girl into a 1925 film of the same name. In 1931, she was elected to the United States National Institute of Arts and Letters. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Douglas_Sedgwick< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Midair Disaster - Piper and Helicopter Collide Over Hudson River By Dirk Jan Barreveld. editor
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On August 8, 2009, at 1153:14 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-32R-300 airplane, N71MC, and a Eurocopter AS350BA helicopter, N401LH, operated by Liberty Helicopters, collided over the Hudson River... More > near Hoboken, New Jersey. The pilot and two passengers aboard the airplane and the pilot and five passengers aboard the helicopter were killed, and both aircraft received substantial damage from the impact. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the cause of the accident was the limitations of the see-and-avoid concept, which made it difficult for the airplane pilot to see the helicopter until the final seconds before the collision, as well as the Teterboro Airport local controller’s nonpertinent telephone conversation, which distracted him from his air traffic control duties. Contributing factors to this accident were both pilots’ ineffective use of available electronic traffic information to maintain awareness of nearby aircraft, and inadequate Federal Aviation Administration procedures.< Less
Heidi By Johanna Spyri
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Heidi Hartmann is a feminist economist and currently the president and founder of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a research organization created to conduct... More > women-centered, public policy research. She is an expert on the intersection of women, economics and public policy. Dr. Hartmann is also a Research Professor at George Washington University and the editor of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.On August 14, 1945, Hartmann was born to Henry Hartmann and Hedwig (Bercher) Hartmann in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She attended Swarthmore College where she received a B.A. in economics with honors in 1967. During that same year, she married Frank Blair Cochran, birthed Jessica Lee Cochran then divorced a year later. Hartmann then attended Yale University where she received a M. Phil. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Hartmann Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
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A Hundred Battles By Neal Stoffers
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Seventeen year old Huang Fu-Wen has been sent to America to avoid possible arrest in China, bringing with him a secret he must keep to himself or face permanent exile or execution. He takes a train... More > from San Francisco to New Jersey with 51 hostile Chinese men. The Chinese workers do not trust Fu-Wen because he is not from their native province. One of them verbally assaults him. The group’s foreman, Charlie Ming, breaks up the argument and questions Fu-Wen about his English speaking ability. Charlie then advises Fu-Wen to go by the name A-Wen and assures him his English abilities will get him a more responsible position at the steam laundry where they will work. Doubts about the wisdom of his father sending him away fill A-wen’s mind. Isolated, frustrated, and confused by the situation, A-Wen fights to win the cooperation of an Irish boy he works with and the respect of his countrymen without revealing his secret. He must succeed if his is ever to return home safely.< Less
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Foreign Vistas By William Sommers
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In the early 1960s, William Sommers left his position as town manager in New Jersey and, moved his family to Bangkok, Thailand, his first posting as a Foreign Service officer with the State... More > Department’s newly-created USAID. Among the first USAID officers in Thailand, he went on to build a career as a local development specialist that spanned forty years, sending him on assignments to Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Poland, Bosnia, and Egypt. Foreign Vistas is a deeply felt memoir of one writer-diplomat’s passionate engagement with the people and cultures where he lived and worked during the latter part of the 20th century. A collection of personal essays, short stories and histories, they reveal an insatiable curiosity about different cultures, and the human experience. Sommers' discovers hidden histories and connects with local communities well beyond the confines of his aid work. Foreign Vistas is that rare work that captures the essence of what it means to be at home in the world.< Less
Foreign Vistas By William Sommers
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In the early 1960s, William Sommers left his position as town manager in New Jersey and, moved his family to Bangkok, Thailand, his first posting as a Foreign Service officer with the State... More > Department’s newly-created USAID. Among the first USAID officers in Thailand, he went on to build a career as a local development specialist that spanned forty years, sending him on assignments to Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Poland, Bosnia, and Egypt. Foreign Vistas is a deeply felt memoir of one writer-diplomat’s passionate engagement with the people and cultures where he lived and worked during the latter part of the 20th century. A collection of personal essays, short stories and histories, they reveal an insatiable curiosity about different cultures, and the human experience. Sommers' discovers hidden histories and connects with local communities well beyond the confines of his aid work. Foreign Vistas is that rare work that captures the essence of what it means to be at home in the world.< Less
Secrecy, Spirituality, And Political Education At Princeton. The Early 19th Century By Edited by Russell Creech
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Willison Center Reprints (www.lulu.com/recreech) offers this collection of rare Discourses by Princeton Presidents, Alumni, and Whig or Cliosophic Society members to graduating Princetonians. The... More > Secretive Whig-Clio member Discourses are presently very rare, and reveal political strategy and doctrines that are desperately needed today. (Yes, they would be appalled at our near crisis political condition!) All the featured speakers occupied high office, most notably Samuel Southard, who served as a New Jersey Governor, President of the U.S. Senate, and Secretary of Treasury and War, and Nicholas Biddle, President of the U.S. National Bank, 1823-36. The Whig-Clio Selections unveil the reasons for the secrecy each society required of its members, with the U.S. Constitution's Framer James Madison (Whig, 1771) perhaps being one of the best known practicioners of the Society's secret arts. Each individual Discourse has a Quote page, making a great source of ready references.< Less

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