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Double Crossed

Author : Kenneth Briggs
ISBN : 9780307423580
Genre : Religion
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This groundbreaking exposé of the mistreatment of nuns by the Catholic Church reveals a history of unfulfilled promises, misuse of clerical power, and a devastating failure to recognize the singular contributions of these religious women. The Roman Catholic Church in America has lost nearly 100,000 religious sisters in the last forty years, a much greater loss than the priesthood. While the explanation is partly cultural—contemporary women have more choices in work and life—Kenneth Briggs contends that the rapid disappearance of convents can be traced directly to the Church’s betrayal of the promises of reform made by the Second Vatican Council. In Double Crossed, Briggs documents the pattern of marginalization and exploitation that has reduced nuns to second-, even third-class citizens within the Catholic Church. America’s religious sisters were remarkable, adventurous women. They educated children, managed health care of the sick, and reached out to the poor and homeless. They went to universities and into executive chairs. Their efforts and successes, however, brought little appreciation from the Church, which demeaned their roles, deprived them of power, and placed them under the absolute authority of the all-male clergy. Replete with quotations from nuns and former nuns, Double Crossed uncovers a dark secret at the heart of the Catholic Church. Their voices and Briggs’s research provide compelling insights into why the number of religious sisters has declined so precipitously in recent decades—and why, unless reforms are introduced, nuns may vanish forever in America.
Category: Religion

Double Crossed

Author : Darrien Lee
ISBN : 1933967609
Genre : Fiction
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From the "Essence"-bestselling author of "All That and a Bag of Chips" and "What Goes Around Comes Around" comes a riveting page-turner about an NFL coach who's forced to choose between his love and his freedom.
Category: Fiction

Double Crossed 3

Author : Lin Oliver
ISBN : 9781101610886
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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There's a new set of twin boys on the scene, and like Sammie and Charlie, these twins are almost identical. Charlie's friends, and the popular kids, are quick to accept the cuter boy. But when a bonfire on the beach gets out of control, Charlie's group blames it on the other twin. Both Sammie and Charlie know he isn’t the boy to blame, but will they have the courage to come forward to tell the truth and double-cross the popular kids?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Heist Society

Author : Ally Carter
ISBN : 9781423139386
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving. When Kat tries to leave "the life" for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster's art collection has been stolen, and Kat's father is the only suspect. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Double Crossed Free Story

Author : Ally Carter
ISBN : 9781408330326
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Heist Society meets Gallagher Girls in an original crossover story by Ally Carter.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Double Crossed

Author : Francine Pascal
ISBN : 9780606071024
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Jessica Wakefield is engaged to the love of her life. Sweet Valley High #109.
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Double Crossed

Author : Charles C. Mather
ISBN : HARVARD:32044090077546
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Double Crossed

Author : Jerry Flesher
ISBN : 9781475941265
Genre : Fiction
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Colton Graham is furious when his partner double-crosses him by agreeing to sell the company they founded together. He is so enraged by his partner's behavior that he does something he used to do whenever he was frustrated or upset, something he'd been warned never to do again-drink alcohol. He ignores the warning, finds a saloon, and gets stinking drunk. Of course getting drunk solves nothing. That becomes clear the following morning when he awakens lying in bed in a strange bedroom. He has no idea where he is and his memory of the preceding night has been wiped out by too much whiskey. He discovers his partner's been murdered and that he's been framed to look like the killer. He is innocent but instead of turning himself in and attempting to prove his innocence he decides to go on the run. When he does the police become convinced that he's guilty of the slaying. He goes into hiding, changes his appearance, and assumes a new identity. But that doesn't work and he soon finds himself in even more trouble with seemingly no way to avoid the threat of capture and being tried for the murder he didn't commit.
Category: Fiction

Double Crossed

Author : Brian Wood
ISBN : 9780753552629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Honoured by the Queen. Rewarded with betrayal. At the age of 23, with his superiors killed or wounded, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Under ambush, he led a bayonet charge across open ground with at least 30 insurgents firing at just three soldiers. On his return, he was awarded the Military Cross. But Brian's story had only just begun. Struggling to re-integrate into family life, he suffered severe PTSD. Then, five years later, a letter arrived: it accused him of a series of atrocities and prisoner executions. After five years of public shame, Brian took the stand in the High Court. His powerful testimony was praised by the judge and instantly led to full vindication. Phil Shiner, the corrupt lawyer who made the accusations, was struck off. In this compelling memoir, Brian speaks powerfully and movingly about the three battles in his life, from being ambushed with no cover, to the mental battle to adjust at home, to being falsely accused of hideous war crimes. It’s a remarkable and dark curve which ends with his honour restored but, as he says, it was too little, too late.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Andhra Pradesh Double Crossed

Author : Ādirāju Veṅkaṭēśvararāvu
ISBN : UOM:39015063098928
Genre : History
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Political corruption during Chandrababu Naidu's chief ministership in Andhra Pradesh state of India.
Category: History