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Author: Albert James Diaz

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598238963

Category: Out-of-print books

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Transportation and Urban Growth

Author: K. H. Schaeffer,Elliott Sclar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231051651

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Charity Alive

Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, Halifax, 1950-1980

Author: Mary Olga McKenna

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761809869

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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Charity Alive: Sisters of Charity, Halifax, 1950-1980 is the sequel to Sister Maura Power's chronicle of the first one hundred years of the congregation's history (Ryerson, 1956). Based on congregational records and interviews with members of the order, the book traces, describes, and assesses the events which moved the Sisters from the traditional patterns of religious life over the first century into the 1980's. It shows the Sisters' response to the documents of Vatican II and the economic, cultural, and religious challenges during three decades of adaptation, renovation, and renewal. Charity Alive also presents the transformation effected within the congregation which liberated the Sisters and empowered them to reach beyond their traditional ministries of education, health and social services to embrace new forms of ministry such as serving the less visible needs of the economically poor on the fringes of society.

The Passing of Starr Faithfull

Author: Jonathan Goodman

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873385411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

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In this true crime reprint, Jonathan Goodman focuses his masterful detective skills on a criminal case that has inspired several novels, among them John O'Hara's Butterfield 8, which became a major feature film. The discovery of Starr Faithfull's body on a Long Island beach in 1931 prompted front-page headlines on both sides of the Atlantic as the events leading to her death unfolded: her clandestine, sordid love affairs (one with a former Boston mayor) and unconventional sex life; her misuse of drugs and bootleg alcohol; and details of her stepfather's unsavory business ventures, including his involvement in a murder investigation. Mindful of the still unanswered question of whether her death resulted from accident, suicide, or murder, Goodman attempts to demystify this enigmatic case. The only author granted full access to the massive police dossier, Goodman unveils through his meticulous research a startling yet credible conclusion. Chilling crime-scene photographs supplement the text.

Numismatics of Massachusetts (Classic Reprint)

Author: Malcolm Storer

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780428279240

Category: Reference

Page: 370

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Excerpt from Numismatics of Massachusetts It will be noted that I have made no attempt to subdivide the pieces into store cards, hard-times tokens, medals, etc., as do most numismatists, which only leads to endless confusion; but have grouped everything, except the personal medals, un der the respective towns or cities, in the first place alphabeti cally and then, in the case of the dated pieces, chronologically. This system seems to be more suitable to a catalogue not compiled primarily for experts. A full index will guide those who consult the list. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

My Life as a Book

Author: Janet Tashjian

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429930321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a "reluctant reader," his mom has pushed him to read "real" books-something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls. My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


A Surgeon Under Fire

Author: Khassan Baiev,Ruth Daniloff,Nicholas Daniloff

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780743430364

Category: Chechni︠a︡ (Russia)

Page: 304

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As the Russian-Chechen conflict moved into its bloodiest phase, Khassan Baiev was practising as a cosmetic surgeon moulding Moscow's super-rich. But, shocked by news from his homeland, his conscience forced him back to Chechnya. Once there, despite accusations of treachery from Chechen terrorists and Russian oppressors alike, his allegiance to the Hippocratic Oath drove him to treat patients from both sides. He was shot at, imprisoned, bombed, tortured and beaten. Yet through it all he continued working, often under candlelight, without basic medical supplies, without anaesthesia and under fire. THE OATH is the haunting story of the courage one man found to value his principles above his own life.

Success and How to Attain It

Author: Andrew Carnegie

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596050101

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

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Ever want to know the secrets of how the successful became the successful? Gathered together in "Success and How to Attain It" are the thoughts of some of America's preeminent 19th century thinkers, who, at the instigation of General Daniel Butterfield, came together for a series of lectures at Union College from 1892 to 1895.

The Gospel According to Larry

Author: Janet Tashjian

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1429956674

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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After creating a controversial and hugely popular website, teenager Josh Swensen becomes trapped inside his brilliant creation and must find a way to remain anonymous. I am lying on my bed doing my homework in Greek and Latin roots for Advanced English. 'Ped' for foot, 'homo' for man, 'nym' for name. I sit with the dictionary in front of me, coming up with as many words as I can to complete the assignment. Pedestrian, homicide, pseudonym . . . I have more than thirty of them. By accident -- that's always how these life-changing things happen -- I connect two halves that don't seem like a word until I look it up. 'Pseudo', false; and 'cide,' to kill = pseudocide. To pretend to kill (yourself). I stare at the word for a good long time. Homicide, suicide, genocide: these are words you can find in the newspaper every day. But pseudocide . . . now here was something different. My mind wanders from my homework to the blue cotton threads of my bedspread. Pseudocide. A way to start again as someone completely new, a way to burn the old self and try on a new one. Josh Swensen isn't your average teenager - when he observes America, he sees a powerhouse of consumerism and waste. He's even tried to do something about it, with his start-up controversial website. But when Josh rises to messiah status of the internet world, he discovers that greed and superficiality are not easily escaped. Trapped inside his own creation, Josh feels his only way out is to stage his death and be free of his internet alter-ego, "Larry." But this plan comes with danger, and soon Josh finds himself cut off from the world, with no one to turn to for help. In this suspenseful young adult novel, Janet Tashjian has written a probing tour-de-force.

Boston's South End

Author: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738539492

Category: History

Page: 96

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Boston's South End, built on mostly man-made land, had become the city's premier neighborhood by the 1850s and featured many parks embellished with cast-iron fountains and distinctive fences. Over the next century, the South End became a thriving melting pot of ethnicities, races, and religions. Boston's South End shows how this area's brick row houses, lush green parks, upscale restaurants, and Boston Center for the Arts have made the South End both an attractive destination and a popular residential area.

Timothy Turns off the Light

Author: Virginia E. Pollard

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490888039

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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I wrote this story to remind every reader, child or adult, of the hope and comfort in Gods promise to be by our side in every situation we face in life, including death. He has promised to give us a perfect body when we get to heavena body that will never experience sickness, pain, fear, or loneliness and, best of all, will never die.