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Through The Back Door

Author : Katherine Vande Brake
ISBN : 0881461504
Genre : History
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Just a century ago, while specialized practices such as farming, preserving food, hunting, gathering, and distilling ensured survival in the unforgiving mountain environment, most Melungeons could neither read nor write and refused to see those skills as part of a cultural imperative. Required to pay property taxes and render military service, they were denied education, suffrage, and free access to the courts. In the late 1890s, visionary Melungeon leader Batey Collins invited Presbyterian home missionaries to settle in Vardy, a Tennessee Melungeon community, where they established a church and built a school of unparalleled excellence. Educator-ministers Mary Rankin and Chester Leonard creatively reified the theories of theologian Walter Rauschenbusch and educational-theorists John Dewey and Maria Montessori. However, despite the missionaries' heroic efforts, school literacy did not neutralize difference. In the twenty-first century, taking reading and writing for granted, Melungeon descendants are exploring their ethnic identity by creating websites and participating in listserv discussions. These online expressions, which provide texts for rhetorical, semiotic, and sociolinguistic analysis, illustrate not solidarity within the Melungeon community but fragmentation on issues of origins and legitimacy. Armed with literacies of difference stemming from both their natures and their social situations, Melungeons are using literacy practices to embrace the difference they cannot escape.
Category: History

Through The Back Door

Author : Janet Driskell Turner
ISBN : 1469711346
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Heartwarming stories about a family of sharecroppers living by the white man's rules in rural Georgia during the 1920s and 1930s. You'll laugh and you'll cry, but you will always learn. And through it all, you will come to admire the courage, determination, and joy shown by the author and her family as they overcame the challenges of life in the Old South.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Back Door Java

Author : Janice C. Newberry
ISBN : 1551116898
Genre : Social Science
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"An important contribution to studies of gender and the state in Southeast Asia, this eminently readable book is at once engaging and profound." - Mary Steedly, Harvard University
Category: Social Science

The Backdoor

Author : Will Anderson
ISBN : 9780595458363
Genre : Fiction
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Facing inevitable conflict with the West over "reunification" of Taiwan, China is using its trade surplus to acquire advanced weapons. Ground-based anti-satellite missiles have been demonstrated; space-based missiles follow logically. China hires a Russian firm to help develop a missile platform based on a planned Soviet era spacecraft designed to counter American "Star Wars" weapons. During development, Russian engineers hide a "backdoor" in the missile computers. After the missile platform is launched the engineers demonstrate the backdoor by firing a missile at the Space Station, damaging it. Islamic terrorists then pay them to destroy GPS satellites. The navigation system fails with horrific consequences. An angry U.S. destroys the missile platform. The baffled Chinese launch a replacement, threaten massive retaliation if the U.S. attacks. As events unfold, Peter Dime, covert CIA operative, and Heather Young, brilliant and beautiful analyst, lead a team to uncover the truth and prevent armed U.S./China confrontation. Subplots include romance between Dime and Young, plight of the Station astronauts, and terrorist intrigues. Along the way, readers are transported to exciting locales, from Washington to Moscow and Tehran, from California to Beijing and Jakarta. They also gain informative glimpses into the workings of spacecraft, missiles, and unique weapons.
Category: Fiction

Backdoor To Eugenics

Author : Troy Duster
ISBN : 0415946743
Genre : Medical
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Considered a classic in the field, Troy Duster's Backdoor to Eugenics was a groundbreaking book that grappled with the social and political implications of the new genetic technologies. Completely updated and revised, this work will be welcomed back into print as we struggle to understand the pros and cons of prenatal detection of birth defects; gene therapies; growth hormones; and substitute genetic answers to problems linked with such groups as Jews, Scandanavians, Native American, Arabs and African Americans. Duster's book has never been more timely.
Category: Medical

Through The Mindhole

Author : Robert S. Wilson
Genre : Fiction
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Through the cracks in space and time, That exist within the mind, There are other worlds than these. Through the slates of slumber’s gates, I slipped between and now I see, There are other me’s than me. When FBI agent Chad Nelson catches up with the only suspect in a string of disturbing serial murders, the strange man he's been chasing uses a power beyond Nelson's imagination to send him somewhere... else. And when he wakes up in the body of another Chad Nelson--a brilliant violent serial killer--he struggles to understand what has happened to him. But he soon learns the nightmare has only begun when he wakes again paralyzed in his own body now taken over by the "other" Chad Nelson--the serial killer. As the days go on, alternating back and forth between both worlds Chad must find a way to get out of his other self's body and back into his own. But the only way back... is through the mindhole.
Category: Fiction

The Gentleman Jewel Thief

Author : Jessica Peterson
ISBN : 9780698141599
Genre : Fiction
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In an era when ladies were demure and men courtly, one priceless treasure set England ablaze and incited unimaginable scandal and passion—the Hope Diamond. Heir to an impressive title and fortune, Lord William Townshend, Earl of Harclay, is among the most disreputable rakes in England. Desperately bored by dull heiresses and tedious soirees, he seeks new excitement—with a dangerous scheme to steal the world’s most legendary gemstone from its owner, Thomas Hope. To his surprise, however, it’s not the robbery that sets his blood burning but the alluring lady from whom he pilfers the gem. A string of bad luck has left the fate of Lady Violet Rutledge’s estate entirely in Hope’s scheming hands. So when his prized jewel disappears from around her neck, she has no choice but to track down the villain responsible for the theft. Only Harclay has his sights set on taking more from her than the necklace—and she’s tempted to surrender anything he desires… Now, caught in a thrilling game of secrecy and seduction, Violet must find a way to protect her fortune—and her heart—before she loses both forever…
Category: Fiction

The Homicide Report

Author : JoAnna Carl
ISBN : 9780698148109
Genre : Fiction
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Eve K. Sandstrom’s The Violence Beat was “an impressive debut.”* Here the national bestselling author of the Chocoholic Mystery series brings back crime reporter Nell Matthews in a novel about a crimesolver’s secret past—and a killer’s hidden motive… Crime reporter Nell Matthews doesn’t have to go far for a gripping lead story. In fact, the Grantham Gazette’s own basement pressroom has become the scene for the paper’s next explosive headline. Nell and her boyfriend, Detective Mike Svenson, have stumbled on a trail of press ink leading to the body of copy editor Martina Gilroy. And just before dying, she whispered one final word: Alan. Alan was Nell’s father—a man who vanished from her life when she was a child…a man who was implicated in the murder of her mother. For Nell, investigating the story behind Martina’s death means sifting through her own past to discover the truth about her father, exposing a long-buried secret, and surviving the deadline—her own. “The Nell Matthews series will attract legions of new fans. A nicely plotted mystery…[Sandstrom] knows her way around the pressroom.”—The Sunday Constitution “Thoroughly enjoyable.”—I Love A Mystery *New York Times bestselling author Margaret Maron Includes a preview of The Smoking Gun and JoAnna Carl’s The Chocolate Book Bandit.
Category: Fiction

Plain And Simple

Author : Robert Bailey
ISBN : 9781469775555
Genre : Fiction
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p?This is plain and simple novel about law enforcement in Pueblo, Colorado. The characters include Jerico Magee a homicide detective who is appointed sheriff following the death of the previous incumbant. Magee takes over a department in sad shape and enlists the help of his Chief Deputy Penny Booker. Magee and Booker make a good team as they investigate homicides, corruption and battle the mob, staying one step ahead of an assisin.
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Author : Ed Skoudis
ISBN : 0131014056
Genre : Computers
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Describes various types of malware, including viruses, worms, user-level RootKits, and kernel-level manipulation, their haracteristics and attack method, and how to defend against an attack.
Category: Computers