A Novel

Author: Malcolm Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501172344

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9004

Malcolm Hansen arrives on the scene as a bold new literary voice with his stunning debut novel. Alternating between the Deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early '70s, They Come in All Colors follows a biracial teenage boy who finds his new life in the big city disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping point. It's 1968 when fourteen-year-old Huey Fairchild begins high school at Claremont Prep, one of New York City’s most prestigious boys’ schools. His mother had uprooted her family from their small hometown of Akersburg, Georgia, a few years earlier, leaving behind Huey’s white father and the racial unrest that ran deeper than the Chattahoochee River. But for our sharp-tongued protagonist, forgetting the past is easier said than done. At Claremont, where the only other nonwhite person is the janitor, Huey quickly realizes that racism can lurk beneath even the nicest school uniform. After a momentary slip of his temper, Huey finds himself on academic probation and facing legal charges. With his promising school career in limbo, he begins examining his current predicament at Claremont through the lens of his childhood memories of growing up in Akersburg during the Civil Rights Movement—and the chilling moments leading up to his and his mother's flight north. With Huey’s head-shaking antics fueling this coming-of-age narrative, the story triumphs as a tender and honest exploration of race, identity, family, and homeland.
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Bill Cotter and Bill Young

Author: Bill Cotter,Bill Young

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467121053

Category: History

Page: 95

View: 1196

Advertised as the "Billion-Dollar Fair," the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair transformed a sleepy park in the borough of Queens into a fantasy world enjoyed by more than 51 million visitors from around the world. While many countries and states exhibited at the fair, the most memorable pavilions were built by the giants of American industry. Their exhibits took guests backward and forward in time, all the while extolling how marvelous everyday life would be through the use of their products. Many of the techniques used in these shows set the standard for future fairs and theme parks, and the pavilions that housed them remain the most elaborate structures ever built for an American fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair showcases the beauty of this international spectacular through rare color photographs, published here for the first time.
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Author: Bill Cotter,Bill Young

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439642141

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 7975

Advertised as the "Billion-Dollar Fair," the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair transformed a sleepy park in the borough of Queens into a fantasy world enjoyed by more than 51 million visitors from around the world. While many countries and states exhibited at the fair, the most memorable pavilions were built by the giants of American industry. Their exhibits took guests backward and forward in time, all the while extolling how marvelous everyday life would be through the use of their products. Many of the techniques used in these shows set the standard for future fairs and theme parks, and the pavilions that housed them remain the most elaborate structures ever built for an American fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair showcases the beauty of this international spectacular through rare color photographs, published here for the first time.
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A Novel

Author: Deeanne Gist

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451692374

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 303

Cullen McNamara gambles everything to display his latest invention at the Chicago World's Fair, but in order to communicate with potential buyers over the noise, he hires Della Wentworth to teach him to lip-read.
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Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307974103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1840

The final mystery starring Sammy Keyes: “the most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review Sammy doesn’t go looking for trouble, but she seems to find it everywhere. She’s forever sniffing out clues and chasing down bad guys—and driving her friends a little nuts. She’s gone up against thieves and counterfeiters and gangsters and blackmailers and murderers, and always stayed one step ahead. Until now. Last night, one of the bad guys caught up. Last night, someone followed Sammy up the fire escape and pushed her from the third story. Now she’s in the hospital, out cold. And her friends are left with the questions Sammy’s always been so good at answering: Why? How? But most of all . . . WHO? In this emotional conclusion to her beloved long-running series, Wendelin Van Draanen shows just how many lives one nosy girl can touch and pays tribute to a life well sleuthed. Praise for Sammy Keyes: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —Sue Grafton “Sammy’s brave, resourceful, observant and a loyal friend, but this girl sleuth is no well-mannered Nancy Drew. She’s endearingly hot-tempered, nosy, and not always obedient—in short, she’s someone I want to read about again.” —Margaret Maron
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A Fundamental Delusion

Author: Melvin Lerner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489904484

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

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The "belief in a just world" is an attempt to capmre in a phrase one of the ways, if not the way, that people come to terms with-make sense out of-find meaning in, their experiences. We do not believe that things just happen in our world; there is a pattern to events which conveys not only a sense of orderli ness or predictability, but also the compelling experience of appropriateness ex pressed in the typically implicit judgment, "Yes, that is the way it should be." There are probably many reasons why people discover or develop a view of their environment in which events occur for good, understandable reasons. One explanation is simply that this view of reality is a direct reflection of the way both the human mind and the environment are constructed. Constancies, patterns which actually do exist in the environment-out there-are perceived, represented symbolically, and retained in the mind. This approach cenainly has some validity, and would probably suffice, if it were not for that sense of "appropriateness," the pervasive affective com ponent in human experience. People have emotions and feelings, and these are especially apparent in their expectations about their world: their hopes, fears, disappointments, disillusionment, surprise, confidence, trust, despondency, anticipation-and certainly their sense of right, wrong, good, bad, ought, en titled, fair, deserving, just.
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Legal Perspectives of Redemption

Author: Rev. Dr. Siotame Havea

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465370358

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 4673

Jesus: Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Legal Perspectives of Redemption is an attempt to look into the rule of law to provide reasons as to why Jesus ought to be regarded as the only Saviour of the world. This book unravels the divine connection between the law and the redemptive act of God. Every single step of Gods redemptive act was formulated to satisfy the requirements of the law. Gods love is a holy love. Thus, the loving act of God cannot be shown outside Gods legal framework. That is, the divine love of God is a legal act and it cannot be done outside the law that is based on holiness. After discussing the rule of law in the process of Gods Redemptive act, we will be able to see why nobody else can be the Saviour of the world beside Jesus Christ. Jesus states: I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father accept through me (John 14:6).
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Author: Celia Pearce,Bobby Schweizer,Laura Hollengreen,Rebecca Rouse

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312115874

Category: Education

Page: 20

View: 4144

Together with the Olympics, world's fairs are one of the few regular international events of sufficient scale to showcase a spectrum of sights, wonders, learning opportunities, technological advances, and new (or renewed) urban districts, and to present them all to a mass audience. Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader breaks new ground in scholarship on world's fairs by incorporating a number of short new texts that investigate world's fairs in their multiple aspects: political, urban/architectural, anthropological/ sociological, technological, commercial, popular, and representational. Contributors come from eight different countries and represent affiliations in academia, museums and libraries, professional and architectural firms, non-profit organizations, and government regulatory agencies. In taking the measure of both the material artifacts and the larger cultural production of world's fairs, the volume presents its own phantasmagoria of disciplinary perspectives, historical periods, geographical locales, media, and messages, mirroring the microcosmic form of the world's fair itself.
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Author: Peter Liney

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books

ISBN: 1623651093

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Peter Liney honed his strong narrative skills and attention to detail during his long career as a writer of German, Australian, British, and South African television and radio programs. In his debut novel, The Detainee, Liney has created a dystopian world in which the state has gone bust and can no longer support its weakest members. The Island is a place of hopelessness. The Island is death. And it is to this place that all the elderly and infirm are shipped, the scapegoats for the collapse of society. There's no escape, not from the punishment satellites that deliver instant judgment for any crime--including escape attempts--and not from the demons that come on foggy nights, when the satellites are all but blind. But when one of the Island's inhabitants, the aging "Big Guy" Clancy, finds a network of tunnels beneath the waste, there is suddenly hope--for love, for escape, and for the chance to fight back.
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The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America

Author: Joseph Tirella

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149300333X

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3420

Motivated by potentially turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses—New York's "Master Builder"—brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964-65 World' s Fair was a Sixties flashpoint in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, the New York Times bestseller Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the Fair. It fetched Disney's empire from California and Michelangelo's La Pieta from Europe; and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA—from undersea and outerspace colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed); and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the Fair—and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians—sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock-and-roll right there in Queens. And as Southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the Fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict. World's Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964-65 Fair was truly exceptional.
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Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876-1916

Author: Robert W. Rydell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226923258

Category: History

Page: 338

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Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the "ethnological" displays of nonwhites—set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists—which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies. Rydell's lively and thought-provoking study draws on archival records, newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks, popular novels, and oral histories.
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Author: Nickolas Bay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465328343

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 7733

This story involves the illegal and legal swapping of one persons gene for implanting into another person to change their intelligence. Although this book is fictional, it points out the ways science could change our political and ethical values. This book begins with a goal to help disabled children through new discoveries and gene manipulations by swapping genes.. The main character, Dr. Janet Stewart, directs a secret CIA lab whose basic purpose is to discover how certain genes operate. Her discovery of the gene that controls a persons IQ is secretly tested in childrens clinics, military academies, prisons and finally in terrorist interrogations at Guantanamo Bay. Genetic swaps are performed with dramatic results. Dr. Stewarts associations with two neurosurgeons, who are also interested in genetic research, bring about the discovery of the C mystery gene. An amazing observation is made after testing humans at a secret lab in Pahrump, Nevada. This gene proves to be fundamental in a persons thought regarding faith and trust. This leads to tests with Atheists, Agnostics, Catholics and Muslims. Tests show how a suicide bomber constantly reinforces his faith gene, through free will, to enable him to destroy his own life and that of others. Finally, The President of the United States directs Dr. Stewart to devise a program to be used on all foreign students visiting the United States that would make them our secret ambassadors without them ever knowing it. This is not a far fetched idea. New gene discoveries are being made as you read this novel.. The purpose of this book is to give a simple warning. As a world leader the United States must be vigilant not to exchange human control for human rights. This new knowledge is dangerous in the wrong hands..
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Author: Charles de Lint

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429911344

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell. Since they were introduced in the first Newford story, "Timeskip," back in 1989, their friends and readers alike have been waiting for them to realize what everybody else already knows: that they belong together. But they've been more clueless about how they feel for each other than the characters in When Harry Met Sally. Now in Widdershins, a stand-alone novel of fairy courts set in shopping malls and the Bohemian street scene of Newford's Crowsea area, Jilly and Geordie's story is finally being told. Before it's over, we'll find ourselves plunged into the rancorous and sometimes violent conflict between the magical North American "animal people" and the more newly-arrived fairy folk. We'll watch as Jilly is held captive in a sinister world based on her own worst memories—and Geordie, attempting to help, is sent someplace even worse. And we'll be captivated by the power of love and determination to redeem ancient hatreds and heal old magics gone sour. To walk "widdershins" is to walk counterclockwise or backwards around something. It's a classic pathway into the fairy realm. It's also the way people often back slowly into the relationships that matter, the real ones that make for a life. In Widdershins Charles de Lint has delivered one of his most accessible and moving works of his career. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Projects & Photographs of Louis Clemens Spiering, World's Fair Architect

Author: Carol S. Porter

Publisher: Virginia Publishing

ISBN: 9781891442223

Category: Architects

Page: 159

View: 4224

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Taking Care of Yourself

Author: Mark R. Banschick,David Tabatsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982590324

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 366

View: 4581

The Intelligent Divorce-Book Two: Taking Care of Yourself revolves around you- the greatest asset your kids have. Despite the inevitable power struggles you may have with your ex, if you do the hard work of staying healthy, centered, and focused on your children's well-being, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well they'll do. After all, they want to see their mom and dad happy, positive, and when possible communicating effectively with each other. And if you're raising your children alone, this book, along with Book One, will help you become a positive role model for your kids. We will equip you with the necessary tools to better understand your situation, handle it to the very best of your ability, and come through it not only intact but healthier, as an individual and as a parent.
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Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Author: R. John Williams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300194471

Category: Art

Page: 322

View: 3490

The famous 1893 Chicago World’s Fair celebrated the dawn of corporate capitalism and a new Machine Age with an exhibit of the world’s largest engine. Yet the noise was so great, visitors ran out of the Machinery Hall to retreat to the peace and quiet of the Japanese pavilion’s Buddhist temples and lotus ponds. Thus began over a century of the West’s turn toward an Asian aesthetic as an antidote to modern technology. From the turn-of-the-century Columbian Exhibition to the latest Zen-inspired designs of Apple, Inc., R. John Williams charts the history of our embrace of Eastern ideals of beauty to counter our fear of the rise of modern technological systems. In a dazzling work of synthesis, Williams examines Asian influences on book design and department store marketing, the commercial fiction of Jack London, the poetic technique of Ezra Pound, the popularity of Charlie Chan movies, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the design of the latest high-tech gadgets. Williams demonstrates how, rather than retreating from modernity, writers, artists, and inventors turned to traditional Eastern technê as a therapeutic means of living with—but never abandoning—Western technology.
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Author: Kk Kuriakose

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594676070

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 1083

This study guide is a collection of 33 bible lessons that includes the message of peace and nonviolence,with questions for group discussion and sections of activity that make it delightful. The book also reflects the messages of Mahatma Gandhi, WCC, Pope John Paul 11, Martin Luther King (Jr.) and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.Ideal book for all age groups.
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