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It Takes a Village Books

It Takes a Village Books
  • Author : Chuck Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-01
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 9780984238941
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Summary : It Takes a Village Books is the story of an idea that became a bookstore and a bookstore that became a central part of the community. The book chronicles thirty years of the publishing and bookselling business-both here and abroad. It recounts some local and national censorship and privacy incidents, and offers a glimpse into the future of the book and bookstores. Along the way you'll meet four U.S. Presidents, a U.K. Prime Minister, dozens of authors, and quite a few interesting booksellers. It's also a personal story of two people who found their passion and turned it into a life.

Village Books' Guide to Self-Publishing

Village Books' Guide to Self-Publishing
  • Author : Lindsey McGuirk
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-01
  • Total pages :97
  • ISBN : 9780984238910
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Missing from the Village

Missing from the Village
  • Author : Justin Ling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-29
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780771048647
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Summary : The tragic and resonant story of the disappearance of eight men -- the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur -- from Toronto's queer community, and the failures of the social and political systems which allowed the cases to go unsolved for so long. In 2013, the Toronto Police Service announced that the disappearances of three missing men -- Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Majeed Kayhan -- from Toronto's gay village were, perhaps, linked. On paper, an investigation continued for a year, but remained "open but suspended." By 2015, investigative journalist Justin Ling had begun to put in multiple requests to speak to the investigators on the case. Meanwhile, more men would go missing, and police would continue to deny that there might be a serial killer. On January 18, 2018, Bruce McArthur, a landscaper, would be charged with three counts of first-degree murder. In February 2019, he was convicted of eight counts of first-degree murder. This extraordinary book tells the complete story of the McArthur murders. Based on more than five years of in-depth reporting, this is also a story of police failure, of how the gay community failed its own, and the story of the eight men who went missing and the lives they left behind. In telling that story, Justin Ling uncovers the latent homophobia and racism that kept this case unsolved and unseen. This gripping book reveals how police agencies across the country fail to treat missing persons cases seriously, and how policies and laws, written at every level of government, pushed McArthur's victims out of the light and into the shadows.

Village Books

Village Books
  • Author : Craig McLay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-10
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 0987947842
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Summary : *** Winner of the 2012 Independent eBook Award for best Literary Fiction! *** Village Books is a local institution...which is good, because most of the staff probably belong in one. The manager's addiction to WebMD has turned him into a closeted hypochondriac. The cashier's husband may have just gone AWOL with a small arsenal of fragmentary explosive devices. The fiction lead is buying urine on the black market. Trying to hold it all together is the store's long-suffering assistant manager, who is spinning his wheels in retail while he waits for something better to come along. That something better may be Leah Dashwood, an aspiring actress and new assistant manager with an ambitious plan to transform the store and its staff in a way that will turn their carefully disordered world on its head.

The Witchcraft of Salem Village

The Witchcraft of Salem Village
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1956
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 9780394891767
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Summary : Describes the social and religious conditions surrounding the Salem witch hunts, the extensive trials and executions, and the aftermath of the hysteria.

Charity Boy Stories

Charity Boy Stories
  • Author : Lewis William Chapman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-12
  • Total pages :476
  • ISBN : 1539484262
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Summary : The Village Books I & II: The Vale of Dingle lies almost hidden in the North Downs in Kent. It is part of England where time has stood still where among the ancient churches, stately manor house, thatched cottages, flower covered meadows and glistening brooks the inhabitants enjoy a rural idyll unchanged from the early 1950s. It is an ordered society where crime and anti social behaviour is unknown. Nine year old Daniel comes to the village with his mother to visit his Uncle Jack. At first the place appears to be a typical English small town but Daniel quickly discovers that it has a certain unusual custom: they had Charity Boys. These are boys whose parents have decided they should be brought up to a very strict set of rules, and who spend their boyhood working for the good of their parents and of their community. They are taught from an early age to be completely obedient, and to accept that they have no rights at all, and must do exactly what they are told to do by their parents and by all grown ups and privileged children. It takes Daniel a little longer to find out the painful truth about himself.

This Same Sky

This Same Sky
  • Author : Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-24
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1439108188
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Summary : A multicultural anthology of poems represents the poetic voices, observations, traditions, and stories of people from some sixty countries around the world.

Think Black

Think Black
  • Author : Clyde W. Ford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-17
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780062890580
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Summary : “Powerful memoir. . .Ford’s thought-provoking narrative tells the story of African-American pride and perseverance.” –Publisher’s Weekly (Starred) “A masterful storyteller, Ford interweaves his personal story with the backdrop of the social movements unfolding at that time, providing a revealing insider’s view of the tech industry. . . simultaneously informative and entertaining. . . A powerful, engrossing look at race and technology.” –Kirkus Review (Starred) In this thought-provoking and heartbreaking memoir, an award-winning writer tells the story of his father, John Stanley Ford, the first black software engineer at IBM, revealing how racism insidiously affected his father’s view of himself and their relationship. In 1947, Thomas J. Watson set out to find the best and brightest minds for IBM. At City College he met young accounting student John Stanley Ford and hired him to become IBM’s first black software engineer. But not all of the company’s white employees refused to accept a black colleague and did everything in their power to humiliate, subvert, and undermine Ford. Yet Ford would not quit. Viewing the job as the opportunity of a lifetime, he comported himself with dignity and professionalism, and relied on his community and his "street smarts" to succeed. He did not know that his hiring was meant to distract from IBM’s dubious business practices, including its involvement in the Holocaust, eugenics, and apartheid. While Ford remained at IBM, it came at great emotional cost to himself and his family, especially his son Clyde. Overlooked for promotions he deserved, the embittered Ford began blaming his fate on his skin color and the notion that darker-skinned people like him were less intelligent and less capable—beliefs that painfully divided him and Clyde, who followed him to IBM two decades later. From his first day of work—with his wide-lapelled suit, bright red turtleneck, and huge afro—Clyde made clear he was different. Only IBM hadn’t changed. As he, too, experienced the same institutional racism, Clyde began to better understand the subtle yet daring ways his father had fought back.

Brutal North

Brutal North
  • Author : Simon Phipps
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-04-06
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1912836157
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Summary : Powerful images by acclaimed photographer Simon Phipps exploring the modernist architecture of cities and new towns of the North from the Sandcastle and Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts in Liverpool, Hadrian Bridge in Newcastle and the Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee to estates such as Park Hill in Sheffield and Edith Avenue in Durham. With city and region maps and detailed listings of all the architecture photographed, it also encourages readers to explore more Brutalism across the north of Britain.

If the World Were a Village

If the World Were a Village
  • Author : David J. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781550747799
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Summary : By narrowing down the world's population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up some surprising statistics about religion, food, water, nationalities, language, age, and education.

Palestinian Village Histories

Palestinian Village Histories
  • Author : Rochelle Davis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 0804773130
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Summary : This book chronicles the local histories written by modern Palestinians about their villages that were destroyed in the 1948 war.

Americana

Americana
  • Author : Brookline Village Bookshop, Brookline
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:226924804
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The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village

The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781434702470
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Summary : This contemporary parable about spiritual empowerment shares a timeless truth: God has a special purpose for you which can be unlocked through the instruction manual for how you operate which he has left for you. You can fulfill that purpose through the help of His Spirit. A powerful lesson based on Acts 1:8 perfectly told for little hearts.

111 Trees

111 Trees
  • Author : Rina Singh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : 9781525301209
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Summary : A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. He believes girls should be valued as much as boys and that land should not be needlessly destroyed. Sundar’s plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support, and today, over a quarter of a million trees grow in his village. A once barren, deforested landscape has become a fertile, prosperous one where girls can thrive. Sure to plant seeds of hope in children. Improving the world is within everyone’s reach.

Village of Secrets

Village of Secrets
  • Author : Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-05
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780307363107
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Summary : From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by pastures and thick forests of oak and pine, the plateau Vivarais lies in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France, cut off for long stretches of the winter by snow. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of the area saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, downed Allied airmen and above all Jews. Many of these were children and babies, whose parents had been deported to the death camps in Poland. After the war, Le Chambon became the only village to be listed in its entirety in Yad Vashem's Dictionary of the Just. Just why and how Le Chambon and its outlying parishes came to save so many people has never been fully told. Acclaimed biographer and historian Caroline Moorehead brings to life a story of outstanding courage and determination, and of what could be done when even a small group of people came together to oppose German rule. It is an extraordinary tale of silence and complicity. In a country infamous throughout the four years of occupation for the number of denunciations to the Gestapo of Jews, resisters and escaping prisoners of war, not one single inhabitant of Le Chambon ever broke silence. The story of Le Chambon is one of a village, bound together by a code of honour, born of centuries of religious oppression. And, though it took a conspiracy of silence by the entire population, it happened because of a small number of heroic individuals, many of them women, for whom saving those hunted by the Nazis became more important than their own lives.

Balkan Village

Balkan Village
  • Author : Irwin T. Sanders
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-13
  • Total pages :332
  • ISBN : 9780813164236
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Summary : In the Balkans today Communism, with its dynamic drive for power and sense of mission, is charging against the Balkan peasant mass, a patient, religious, tradition-bound people tilling their beloved soil. Dragalevtsy, the Balkan village described by Mr. Sanders, brings this struggle into focus. The book details the way of life of a tranquil rural folk clinging to a Bulgarian mountainside, in the shadow of a twelfth- century monastery -- their history, economic system, marriage customs, family life, and reluctant yielding to the ways of the western world. On September 6, 1944, Dragalevtsy peasants awoke to find posters in the streets proclaiming the advent of Communism. The concluding chapters of the book give a vital, personalized insight into the economic and social forces now at work in the Balkans.

Bonfire Opera

Bonfire Opera
  • Author : Danusha Lameris
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-17
  • Total pages :78
  • ISBN : 9780822987284
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Summary : Poems In Praise of the Impossible, Wild World and Its Beauty Sometimes the most compelling landscapes are the ones where worlds collide: where a desert meets the sea, a civilization, no-man’s land. Here in Bonfire Opera, grief and Eros grapple in the same domain. A bullet-hole through the heart, a house full of ripe persimmons, a ghost in a garden. Coyotes cry out on the hill, and lovers find themselves kissing, “bee-stung, drunk” in the middle of road. Here, the dust is holy, as is the dark, unknown. These are poems that praise the impossible, wild world, finding beauty in its wake. Excerpt from “Bonfire Opera” In those days, there was a woman in our circle who was known, not only for her beauty, but also for taking off all her clothes and singing opera. And sure enough, as the night wore on and the stars emerged to stare at their reflections on the sea, and everyone had drunk a little wine, she began to disrobe, loose her great bosom and the tender belly, pale in the moonlight, the Viking hips, and to let her torn raiment fall to the sand as we looked up from the flames.

Meishi

Meishi
  • Author : International Creators' Organization
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 4931154298
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Summary : The business card is an easy form of media which is used by almost all people, all over the world. Although the business card is casually passed and received, its function is beginning to extend infinitely. This small paper medium is beginning to become a huge individual resource - a large amount of data can be stored in that small square. The business card is more than just your name and contact information on a piece of paper; it is your visual message, your individuality and your personality. It reflects your character. The business card is your own personal art world. Meishi: Little Graphic Art Gallery of the World showcases hundreds of examples of these small works of art. Each creative design is a miniature masterpiece. SELLING POINTS: The business card has been used as a name card and a promotional tool for many years. This book is a comprehensive collection of unique business card designs, representing high quality and rich diversity in their design Presents over 800 outstanding designs from more than 25 countries ILLUSTRATIONS 800 colour illustrations

Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle
  • Author : Anne Akers Johnson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : 1878257536
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Summary : Presents step-by-step illustrated instructions for creating such string figures as Cat's Cradle, Cup and Saucer, Eiffel Tower, Jacob's Ladder, and others

The Remembered Village

The Remembered Village
  • Author : M. N. Srinivas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1976
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : 0520039483
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Summary : "The author has managed to combine successfully the professional approach of an anthropologist with that of a novelist to the description of an Indian village community. . . .Srinivas has made a virtue out of the misfortune of losing all his field notes: The Remembered Village is a piece of art which is bound to become a classic of Indian ethnography."--T. Scarlett Epstein, Times Higher Education Supplement "The real virtue of this most recent contribution by Dr. Srinivas is the consistently human, humane, and humanistic tone oft he observations and of the narration; the simple, straightforward style in which it is written; and the richness of anecdotal materials. . . . He writes modestly as a wise and knowledgeable man. He restores faith in the best tradition of ethnography. Without being popular, in the pejorative sense, it is a book any uninitiated reader can read with pleasure and enlightenment."--Cora Du Bois, Asian Student "Few accounts of village life give one the sense of coming to know, of vicariously sharing in, the lives of real villagers that this book conveys. . . . The work is holistic in the best anthropological manner; the principal aspects of Rampura life are lucidly sketched and the interrelations among them are cogently considered. . . . our collective knowledge and its practical relevance become enhanced."--David G. Mandelbaum, Economic and Political Weekly "[Srinivas] has described and analyzed life in Rampura in the late 1940s with charm and insight. His book is enjoyable as well as illuminating. . . . In addition to the rich detail of village life and of a number of individual villagers, Srinivas gives us valuable insights into the nature of ethnographic research. He relates how he came to study this particular village. He tells us how he got established in the village, and describes vividly his living quarters. . . . He describes, at various places throughout the book, his reactions to the villagers and his perceptions of their reactions to him. He freely admits his own negative reactions to certain things and certain behavior. He discusses the factors that could and did bias his research. . . . illuminate[s] both the problems and the rewards of the ethnographer. . . . must reading."--Robert H. Lauer, Sociology: Reviews of New Books

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village
  • Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-11
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781471108648
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Summary : Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults. IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a textbook for caring, filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread. In her substantial new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade, from the internet to education, and on how her own understanding of children has deepened as she has watched Chelsea grow up and take on challenges new to her generation, from a first job to living through a terrorist attack. She discusses how the work she is doing in the Senate is helping children and looks at where America has been successful, improvements in the foster care system and support for adoption, and where there is still work to be done, providing pre-school programmes and universal health care to all our children. This new edition elucidates how the choices we make about how we raise our children, and how we support families, will determine how all nations will face the challenges of this century.