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American By Day

Author : Derek B. Miller
ISBN : 9781328876737
Genre : Fiction
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“Ingenious. Humorous. Wonderful.”—Lee Child A gripping and timely novel that follows Sigrid—the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller's best-selling debut Norwegian by Night—from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother She knew it was a weird place. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African American academic—America. Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with—or, if necessary, against—the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further. Refreshingly funny, slyly perceptive, American by Day is “a superb novel on all levels” (Times, UK).
Category: Fiction

Asian American History Day By Day A Reference Guide To Events

Author : Jonathan H. X. Lee
ISBN : 9780313399282
Genre : Social Science
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An accessible and ready reference for student research, this day-by-day guide highlights the importance of Asian Americans in U.S. history, highlighting the impact of specific individuals and this large ethnic group as a whole across time and documenting the evolution of policies, issues, and feelings concerning this particular American population. • Provides detailed information throughout history on the events, people, and places of Asian American history • Presents a unique calendar approach to recognizing the contributions of this significant ethnic demographic throughout U.S. history that demonstrates how all 365 days of the year can feature an achievement made by Asian Americans • Offers information on celebrities, inventors, events, and more that relate to Asian American life in the United States
Category: Social Science

American By Blood

Author : Andrew Huebner
ISBN : 9780743213967
Genre : Fiction
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In American by Blood, three U.S. Army scouts leading an infantry column arrive a day late to join Custer at the Little Bighorn. They come upon the ruins of th Seventh Cavalry, a trail of blood and corpses defiled by wild dogs and swarms of flies. It is a scene that will haunt these three young men in vivid and irrevocable ways. With the loss at Little Bighorn, their mission to find and help clear the land of the Indian tribes ineluctably becomes one of vengeance as well. They journey into limitless wilderness after their prey, skirmishing in the dense forests and the high plains. The scouting party consists of James H. Bradley, who discovers that war is as much a test of the heart as it is of his ideals; William Gentle, who finds himself torn between his desire to emulate the older soldiers and his fascination with the Indians they hunt; and August Huebner, who wishes to see an America beyond that which he knows and escape the slums of the newly industrialized East. Gus Huebner was the author's great-great-grandfather, who in 1875 left New Jersey to join the army int he West. Family myth has it that he arrived a day late to the Battle of Little Bighorn. From these scant biographical details, Andrew Huebner has imagined a rich and powerful novel of the American West. American by Blood unforgettably combines epic storytelling and evocations of awe-inspiring natural beauty with a shattering repudiation of some of our nation's most central myths.
Category: Fiction

American By Degrees

Author : Robert J. Young
ISBN : 9780773575752
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The expressions of American hostility toward France after 9/11 are not new - Franco-American relations in the early twentieth century were also difficult, characterized by the same antagonistic depictions of the other's culture. Ambassador Jules Jusserand's years in Washington (1903-24) were defined by efforts to correct such misconceptions, whether they came from the venomous pens of French extremists or from members of William Randolph Hearst's press empire.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

African American History Day By Day

Author : Karen Juanita Carrillo
ISBN : 9781598843606
Genre : History
File Size : 41.70 MB
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The proof of any group's importance to history is in the detail, a fact made plain by this informative book's day-by-day documentation of the impact of African Americans on life in the United States. * More than 365 chronologically arranged entries featuring events and information about African Americans * An introduction that overviews the importance of African American history in a day-by-day approach * A preface that explains the scope, methodology, and rationale for coverage * Primary source excerpts for some events and two vetted books and websites for all events
Category: History

American By Choice

Author : Henryk Szostak
ISBN : 9781483665894
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The book American by Choice is the true story of Henryk Szostak and his familys odyssey from Poland to Siberia, Africa, England and finally, the United States of America. It chronicles how Henryk, as a seven-year-old boy in Africa, learned of the United States of America from an unlikely source: newspaper comics. He was highly moved by the tale of an honest black American shoeshine boy and for fifteen years, Henryk nurtured the dream of becoming a citizen of the land of the free. The book, written in narrative form in Henryks own words, is an autobiography of his familys journey, but also serves as a testament to what humans can endure and overcome by sheer survival instinct, faith and a little luck. The hardships they endured at a guarded labor camp in Siberia, and the difficulties, starvation and suffering they experienced during their passage through Russia and Uzbekistan need to be shared with all future generations. Henryks story begins in the area southeast of Warsaw, where his ancestors had lived for centuries on a small land estate. In addition to Henryks obvious Polish heritage, some Dutch ancestors crept into the family tree during the 1800s. In the late 1920s, Henryks parents moved east to Belarus territory, to an area that was deeded to Poland by the Versailles Treaty after the First World War. His parents bought land in the village of Dabrowa where they worked hard as pioneers creating a small, thriving estate. The future looked promising for the young family of five, but everything came to a sudden halt when Hitlers Nazis invaded Poland in September of 1939 and World War II began. Local Belarusians rebelled against the Poles and ruthlessly massacred many. Russian communists arrived in the spring of 1940 and ended the atrocities, but forcibly deported the Szostaks and multitudes of other Eastern European families to Siberia. Their only crime was that they owned land, were educated, or were leaders in their communities. On the night the Szostaks were driven from their home, the Bolshevik Russians gave the family two hours to gather some basic possessions, but did not tell the family where they were being sent. Henryks mother was pregnant at that time, so when one of the young Bolsheviks, moved by her condition, pointed to a down quilt, she surmised that the journey would be to the north. No money or jewelry was allowed, just the basic necessities and whatever food they were able to gather. The family was then loaded onto a horse-drawn sleigh and taken to a rail depot. Completely traumatized, they were forced onto a cattle train bound for northern Russia. During the slow and tortuous journey north, with no heat in the primitive rail cars and minimal food, many succumbed to sicknesses and died along the way. After weeks of travel, the deportees were delivered to a guarded stockade at Archangelsk, a labor camp where people, as virtual prisoners, endured unthinkable hardships, bitter Siberian winters and mosquito-infested summers. The conditions were horrible. Overcrowding, primitive living facilities, lack of food and rampant diseases all contributed to misery and death in the camp. In this dreadful environment, Henryks sister Mary was born. People just existed, with no hope for the future. In mid-June of 1942, a miraculous thing happened when Hitlers Nazis attacked Russia. Soviet Russia became allied with the west, and the exile Polish government in London negotiated a deal with the Russian dictator Stalin to free the deportees. A major turnaround occurred when the Poles offered to form an army in Uzbekistan, as long as it was under British command. Stalin reluctantly agreed to the plan, and declared an amnesty that allowed the dependants of Polish soldiers to leave the country. Euphoria erupted among the Polish deportees throughout Siberia. Men flocked to Archangelsk from the surrounding areas, as this was one of the major rallying points for t
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Gods Of Atlantis

Author : David Gibbins
ISBN : 9780755374328
Genre : Fiction
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A thrilling standalone sequel to ATLANTIS, David Gibbins' international bestseller of high-action adventure, marine archaeology and the exploration of one of history's most fascinating and enduring mysteries. A lost Nazi bunker in a forest in Germany contains a dreadful secret. But is there a horrifying new dimension - another ingredient in the Nazi's rule of terror? Marine archaeologist Jack Howard returns to the lost island of Atlantis in the Black Sea to answer questions about the Atlantis priests that have plagued him. Then by tracking down the 1930s expeditions of Himmler's Ahnenerbe - the Nazi's Department of Cultural Heritage - and its link with Atlantis, Jack realises he is not just on the trail of the greatest lost relics from the past. Could there possibly be a terrifying new version of 'Atlantis', a priesthood of evil? Jack must uncover the truth before it is too late.
Category: Fiction

The Haunted Self Structural Dissociation And The Treatment Of Chronic Traumatization

Author : Onno van der Hart
ISBN : 9780393711196
Genre : Psychology
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Life is an ongoing struggle for patients who have been chronically traumatized. They typically have a wide array of symptoms, often classified under different combinations of comorbidity, which can make assessment and treatment complicated and confusing for the therapist. Many patients have substantial problems with daily living and relationships, including serious intrapsychic conflicts and maladaptive coping strategies. Their suffering essentially relates to a terrifying and painful past that haunts them. Even when survivors attempt to hide their distress beneath a facade of normality—a common strategy—therapists often feel besieged by their many symptoms and serious pain. Small wonder that many survivors of chronic traumatization have seen several therapists with little if any gains, and that quite a few have been labeled as untreatable or resistant. In this book, three leading researchers and clinicians share what they have learned from treating and studying chronically traumatized individuals across more than 65 years of collective experience. Based on the theory of structural dissociation of the personality in combination with a Janetian psychology of action, the authors have developed a model of phase-oriented treatment that focuses on the identification and treatment of structural dissociation and related maladaptive mental and behavioral actions. The foundation of this approach is to support patients in learning more effective mental and behavioral actions that will enable them to become more adaptive in life and to resolve their structural dissociation. This principle implies an overall therapeutic goal of raising the integrative capacity, in order to cope with the demands of daily life and deal with the haunting remnants of the past, with the “unfinished business” of traumatic memories. Of interest to clinicians, students of clinical psychology and psychiatry, as well as to researchers, all those interested in adult survivors of chronic child abuse and neglect will find helpful insights and tools that may make the treatment more effective and efficient, and more tolerable for the suffering patient.
Category: Psychology