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Johnny Too Bad By Heather Augustyn
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Displaced from his oppressive yard, Johnny finds no work for a trombonist in the recording studios of Kingston. A life of crime as a rude boy is an easy way out, but will Johnny join his friends, or... More > will he confront his past to realize his true potential? Set in Kingston, Jamaica, 1966, Johnny Too Bad is an historical fiction set in a record-heat summer when ska transitioned to rocksteady and politics defined the country’s identity. Go inside the musicians’ studios, the Rasta camps, the streets and the tenement yards to witness first-hand life during a time of both creation and destruction. Heather Augustyn is author of Ska: An Oral History, McFarland, and Carrie Coslov is a fine artist. Both live in Northwest Indiana.< Less
The Keeper Side of God By Ronald W Brown
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Africa is becoming a more violent place to live and work. At any given time, there are a number of countries involved in ethnic wars, on the brink of a coup d’état, or in turmoil of one... More > kind or another. Working in these settings are human resources associated with non-governmental organizations, relief and development agencies and missionary organizations. One result of populations at war is the sudden displacement of people through political evacuations. The purpose of this research project was to investigate missionary identified factors that contribute to the resiliency and retention of missionaries who have gone through traumatic events in their missionary career in Africa and yet continue to work there. This study identifies and analyzes factors of retention in western missionaries in Africa who have experienced evacuation trauma yet have been able to continue in their missionary calling.< Less
One Last Heist By Mark Thornton & Joel Marler
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You've pretty much done it all when it comes to dungeon delving but retirement is no bed of roses for an active mind and itchy fingers. So when the chance for one last heist comes along, what can you... More > do but grab it by the shoulders and shake it until it's about to break? This time is going to be very different though... Fate offers you the chance to displace the Mayor of Tanglewood and win this year's election. With the villainous Ho Chee Mint also seeking office, you will need to call on your old friends, the doughty dwarf warrior Daltimdim and the aged elf wizard Gondwar as your running mates. Can you manage to appeal to all the different factions at once without making promises you can't keep? In a world rich in magic, nothing is impossible but very little is ever as easy as it should be...< Less
Ghost Schools of the Big Bend By Albert Briggs Tucker
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Albert Tucker's detailed study of education on the West Texas frontier covers a 60-year period of history from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. His subject is the schools in... More > particular—schools founded in pioneer country and long ago abandoned or displaced. These "ghost schools"—a coinage of the author that builds on the notion of "ghost towns"—are little more than bare ruins today. Professor Tucker brings them back to life and invites us to get to know the founders, the teachers, the principals, the students, the parents, and the critical role they played in social formation. The reader gains an unforgettable picture of this region and time, and likely be forever marked by the romance attached to it. The book is a result of a lifetime study. It contains maps, dozens of rare and original images, complete tables, and a thorough index. ISBN 978-0-6151-9134-8.< Less
Ghost Schools of the Big Bend - Hardcover By Albert Briggs Tucker
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HARDCOVER Albert Tucker's detailed study of education on the West Texas frontier covers a 60-year period of history from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. His subject is the... More > schools in particular—schools founded in pioneer country and long ago abandoned or displaced. These "ghost schools"—a coinage of the author that builds on the notion of "ghost towns"—are little more than bare ruins today. Professor Tucker brings them back to life and invites us to get to know the founders, the teachers, the principals, the students, the parents, and the critical role they played in social formation. The reader gains an unforgettable picture of this region and time, and likely be forever marked by the romance attached to it. The book is a result of a lifetime study. It contains maps, dozens of rare and original images, complete tables, and a thorough index. ISBN 978-0-6151-9134-8.< Less
Rubbish Existence By Jorge Torrez
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When the world's resources become scarce, one small city begins to take drastic measures to assure its citizens they have enough provisions to endure the temporary shortage. However, when government... More > officials attempt to deal with the temporary problem they enact a short solution by introducing a social experiment. Basically the experiment involves corralling citizens who are deemed undesirable and unfit to mingle with the rest of the population by displacing them to live at a local landfill. They are left to fend for themselves in a place they are prohibited to leave. But as time passes, several kids from the landfill discover a supernatural force living deep underneath tons of rubbish. If they play their cards right, the kids, led by a highly intelligent boy will attempt to make contact with the supernatural force and somehow convince it to ally with themselves to gradually help the folk of the landfill return to their proper places in society, from the city they were exiled.< Less
Project Myopia By allan kelly
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Projects fail. Some say 40% of all IT projects fail, some say 70%. And it has been that way for years. Each project fails for its own reasons but they all share one thing in common: the Project... More > Model. Could it be the project model itself which creates failure? In this tour de force Allan Kelly explains why the project model is a poor fit for managing software development. Working from industry recognized definitions of projects he describes how the model deviates from reality then goes on to discuss: - Why focusing on time, scope, and cost damages software, creates goal displacement and reduces quality. - How projects miss the bigger picture. - Why maximizing value demands work across projects. - When debt is good and how projects increase technical debt to the detriment of value delivery. Projects end. Successful software continues. Twenty-first century digital businesses want to continue and grow.< Less
Scholastic Carcinogens Pickled & Stored In Pernicious Poisoned Bottles By Elias Sassoon
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The collection begins in high school, but ends somewhere in life. We begin with this: “Experiences as a Substitute Teacher. Public high school of higher education but never higher than God.... More > Sitting there, the pedagogue without authority real. Never seeking the real authority. Taking attendance. Giving assignments. Sitting there. Looking up at the ceiling, Sitting there. Students sit. Ignore. Time goes. Sitting there, students. Past and present. Sitting there. Writing the poems of the displaced, poems of: The tired, The bored, The alienated, The dysfunctional. Alienated.” Another excerpt: “Barbed wire. Invention of meticulous quality superimposed upon placid fallacies that move the human spirit toward predestination theocracy. Barbed wire. Invented for? Cows out there in the pasture. Sheep. God. Humans. Barbed wire. Invented why? To keep out. To push out. To prevent. Barbed wire to have and to hold. Holding in ideas and various manifestations of grandeur. Barbed. Painful. Hurtful.”< Less
Questions And Prayers By Kevin Rowan
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Feelings of the spirit are a natural guide to life and may be felt at any time, but not necessarily regularly throughout life, nor consistently in expected circumstances. They come and go in guidance... More > when required. There are possibly many forms to suit different people, with different circumstances and different spiritual needs. I naturally question my existence and look for answers, my thinking mind asking rhetorical questions on life, purpose and reason. Many of the themes I pursue are contained in the poems that make up the body of this book. The Experience: If you can imagine a gas lantern, with mantle, lit and the gas turned on smoothly from minimum to maximum and back again to off, in the space of two to three seconds. Then think of the glow from the lantern displaced from the appliance and placed in your chest so that you feel it from the front to the back of your of your body. As the glow grows evenly then diminishes you receive a feeling of wellbeing that permeates throughout your body.< Less
Building Better Armies: An Insider’s Account of Liberia By Sean McFate et al.
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Recent events in Mali, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere demonstrate that building professional indigenous forces is imperative to regional stability, yet few success stories exist.... More > Liberia is a qualified “success,” and this study explores how it was achieved by the program’s chief architect. Liberia suffered a 14-year civil war replete with human rights atrocities that killed 250,000 people and displaced a third of its population. Following President Charles Taylor’s exile in 2003, the U.S. contracted DynCorp International to demobilize and rebuild the Armed Forces of Liberia and its Ministry of Defense; the first time in 150 years that one sovereign nation hired a private company to raise another sovereign nation’s military. This monograph explores the theory and practice behind the successful disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of the legacy military and security sector reform (SSR) that built the new one.< Less

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