Warriors Don't Cry

The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

Author: Melba Pattillo Beals

Publisher: Tantor eBooks

ISBN: 1618030426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard—opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order. For Melba Beals and her eight friends those steps marked their transformation into reluctant warriors—on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement. Warriors Don't Cry, drawn from Melba Beals's personal diaries, is a riveting true account of her junior year at Central High—one filled with telephone threats, brigades of attacking mothers, rogue police, fireball and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and, finally, a price upon Melba's head. With the help of her English-teacher mother; her eight fellow warriors; and her gun-toting, Bible-and-Shakespeare-loving grandmother, Melba survived. And, incredibly, from a year that would hold no sweet-sixteen parties or school plays, Melba Beals emerged with indestructible faith, courage, strength, and hope.
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Educational Assessment

Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability

Author: Robert J. Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412949173

Category: Education

Page: 563

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Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).
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The Overmountain Men

Author: Cameron Judd

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497630886

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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The first in a trilogy set in the untamed colonial American wilderness, from “a keen observer of the human heart as well as a fine action writer” (Publishers Weekly). Joshua Colter was born of the wild frontier. As a young boy living with his family on the edges of civilization during the French and Indian War, he witnessed firsthand the bloodshed and brutality men were capable of—from the deception and depredations of whites like his own vile father to the merciless vengeance of the native tribes. Forced by cruel fate to set out on his own, he was adopted by an honorable hunter who taught him to fight and survive while remaining true to his own heart. But as much as the solitary Joshua loves living rough and free in the forests and mountains, the troubles of the civilized world are encroaching, as the once-pristine wilderness is being carved up between the all-powerful British crown, settlers searching for a land to call their own, and the native Indians who desperately defy them both to protect their ancestral home. Now, in a burgeoning land of hope and hardship, Joshua will have to decide what he is willing to fight and die for as the birth of a new nation breaks on the horizon.
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The Maximus Poems

Author: Charles Olson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520055950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 652

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A collection of modern poems probing the human feelings which penetrate life and history along the northern Massachusetts coast
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The Negro in the United States

A Selected Bibliography

Author: Dorothy Porter Wesley,Dorothy Burnett Porter

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated

ISBN: 9780780803121

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

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Identifies some 1,700 works about African Americans. Entries include full bibliographic information as well as Library of Congress call numbers and location in 11 major university libraries. Entries are arranged by subjects such as art, civil rights, folk tales, history, legal status, medicine, music, race relations, and regional studies. First published in 1970 by the Library of Congress.
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Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes

Author: Ruth Woods Dayton

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 080634668X

Category: History

Page: 383

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This new publication provides a list of the major genealogy and local history collections throughout the state of New Hampshire. The arrangement is by county and immediately thereunder by municipality. For each of New Hampshire's ten counties the compiler gives the addresses and phone numbers of the Registrar of Deeds and Registrar of Probate. In the majority of cases, the information listed under the towns and cities consists of the community's date of foundation, mailing address and phone number of the city or town clerk, prior names for that community, and a succinct listing of the city/town's principal genealogy repositories.
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Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

Author: Bill W.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 575

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Locust

The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier

Author: Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786738878

Category: History

Page: 320

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In 1876, the U.S. Congress declared the locust “the single greatest impediment to the settlement of the country between Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains.” Throughout the nineteenth century, swarms of locusts regularly swept across the American continent, turning noon into dusk, devastating farm communities, and bringing trains to a halt. The outbreaks subsided in the 1890s, and then, suddenly—and mysteriously—the Rocky Mountain locust vanished. A century later, entomologist Jeffrey Lockwood vowed to discover why.Locust is the story of how one insect shaped the history of the western United States. A compelling personal narrative drawing on historical accounts and modern science, this beautifully written book brings to life the cultural, economic, and political forces at work in America in the late nineteenth century, even as it solves one of the greatest extinction mysteries of our time.
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U.S. Health in International Perspective

Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309264146

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.
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Dudley Moore

An Intimate Portrait

Author: Rena Fruchter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446460274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Rena Fruchter was Dudley's concert piano partner, and the friend who looked after him in the final years of his life until his death at the age of 66. This is her intimate portrait of the extraordinarily brilliant, complex character that was Dudley Moore. During the last ten years of his life Dudley changed. He stepped off the podium and into real life. Physically life was difficult, professionally it was turbulent, but during his final years he blossomed, and in the midst of his illness from the debilitating effects of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, he found peace. Rena writes beautifully of Dudley's final years but also takes us back through his life story - conveying his inimitable talent, humour and vibrancy; evoking the atmosphere of a working-class upbringing in 1940s Britain, life in 1950s London and his relationship with Peter Cook, and the excesses of 1980s LA. With style and precision she unravels his personality, looks back at his childhood and career, weaving a moving and compelling story of a unique man.
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Wayfaring Stranger

Author: Burl Ives

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 171

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First published in 1948, this autobiography from Burl Ives, whom Carl Sandberg calls “the greatest folk ballad singer of them all,” is as fresh and wholesome as a summer’s breeze out of an Illinois cornfield. His ballads have long been an authentic expression of his land and its people—songs his grandmother taught him in the Midwestern farm country, songs remembered by old-timers in small towns all over the land, songs he heard hobos singing—songs we have come to know and love. In Wayfaring Stranger, writing in the stirring imaginative language of the ballad, Burt Ives tells of a night spent in a haystack with a pig, and of a brief fight with a railroad cop on top of a boxcar. He hitched a ride with Al Capone’s master bootlegger; he barely escaped the clutches of an old maid in Maine; he fell in love on a Great Lakes steamer; he played for evangelists and politicians; in speakeasies and public parks. Always he listened to the people, and he learned their songs. Anywhere he could get an audience, he sang his ballads: Barbara Allen, The Riddle Song, Fair Eleanor, Old Smokey, Silver Dagger, Foggy Foggy Dew. Now in Wayfaring Stranger, he has written his own story—as warm and appealing as the songs he sings. “It’s a fine book, warm, and full-bided, like Burl himself. Burl gives the reader the combination which is in everything he sings: a sense of dignity without pretentiousness, of simplicity without sentimentality. He makes the folk feeling richly alive. Some of his little character sketches remind me of the unforgettable etchings in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg. In short, Burl tells stories just the way he plays and sings—naturally, unaffectedly, poignantly.”—Louis Untermeyer
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Bowman Gray Stadium

Author: Richard Miller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439643318

Category: History

Page: 128

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With the sounds of engines roaring since 1949, Bowman Gray Stadium is NASCAR's oldest weekly race track. Named in honor of the former R.J. Reynolds CEO Bowman Gray, this quarter-mile track has been the host to many exciting racing moments. Bowman Gray Stadium showcases the rich history of many of the major racing dynasties, including members of the Petty, Earnhardt, and Allison families, and celebrates the races and traditions that have kept spectators and race fans coming week after week for over 50 years. Today, Bowman Gray Stadium's weekly racing tradition continues as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
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Unity and Struggle

Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral

Author: Amilcar Cabral

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0853456259

Category: History

Page: 336

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Cabral is among the great figures of our time — these texts provide the evidence.
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Remembering Doctor Lawson Wilkins

A Pioneer of Pediatric Endocrinology

Author: Claude Migeon,Elizabeth Wilkins McMaster

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497547605

Category:

Page: 258

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In the spring of 1950, Dr. Lawson Wilkins made a presentation at the Sixth International Congress of Pediatrics in Zurich that gave birth to the new field of pediatric endocrinology. In this intimate biography, you will discover why this remarkable medical pioneer is remembered not only as a groundbreaking medical pioneer but also as a great scientist, inspiring educator, caring friend-and much more. Betsy McMaster, the doctor's daughter, remembers that momentous spring from her perspective as a young woman touring Europe with her parents, recalling a meeting in Paris with a young man who would become like family to her. She also provides biographical details about her father and reveals memories of a gregarious character who worked hard but made time to enjoy life with family and friends. In the second part of the book, Claude Jean Migeon, MD, recollects meeting with the Wilkins family in Paris as a pediatric student who had been accepted to work under Dr. Wilkins's tutelage at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He tells of the major role Dr. Wilkins played in both his career and personal life and describes his mentor's extraordinary contributions to the field of pediatric endocrinology from the perspective of a number of his colleagues.
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AZn

a history of the American Zinc Company

Author: James D. Norris

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 244

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Kentucky Ancestry

A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research

Author: Roseann Reinemuth Hogan

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing

ISBN: 9780916489496

Category: Reference

Page: 388

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Kentucky Ancestry is the most extensive available guide for Kentucky genealogical and historical research. This genealogical gem outlines the holdings of the Kentucky State Archives and Kentucky's libraries, courthouses, universities, and historical organizations. Author Dr. Roseann Hogan's experience and knowledge will help you achieve efficient and successful research in Kentucky--a state that played a key role in the United States' western expansion. If your research has led you to Kentucky, don't miss out on this essential resource!
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