When it rains it F-n pours......

(A transformation of a minority woman from the ghetto streets of New York)

Author: Mirian

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477202242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 5008

A memoir of a minority woman growing up in the ghettos of New York City shows how anyone can become someone successful. Although, Mirian’s struggles started from birth she firmly believed in many things such as castles, knights in shining armor, and a big house with a picket fence. It was those dreams that kept her spirit alive when life became too horrendously painful. Mirian Detres was not only born disabled, but she has been mentally, physically, and sexually abused. Her memoirs include being locked in a closet at the age of 9 for a year, hospitalized in a mental institution as an adult for approx. 2 years and received shock treatments, been beaten as a wife, a druggy and living in the streets as a homeless woman with her babies. It was the love she had for her children that caused her to go through a metamorphosis in life. The change was so drastic, that not even her own family recognized her. Mirian Detres’s memoirs not only takes you into a world of poverty, abuse, and neglect but it plunges the reader into a dark rabbit hole of struggles with drugs and crime only to come out on the other side as an educational scholar with two masters, doctorate of philosophy, spokes person for battered women, and a successful mother of five children. This is a true story of a woman without any role models became one herself.

It cannot rain, but it pours; or, the first part of London strowed with Rarities. Being a full ... account of a fierce ... Indian Deer that beat the breath out of Mr U****k's body; as also how Madam Faustina ... has been taken hoarse; ... likewise a true relation of the arrival of the two ... Black Arabian Ambassadors. ... N.B. The second part of this book by mistake of the Printer was published first. [A satire, by Dean Swift?]

Author: London

Publisher: N.A



Page: 11

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The Gastineau Method

The Conversation Method for Speaking, Reading, and Writing German, Intended for Self-study Or Use in Schools; with a System of Pronunciation Based on Websterian Equivalents

Author: Edmond Gastineau

Publisher: N.A


Category: German language

Page: 534

View: 1586

The New Encyclopaedia

Or, Modern Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. On a New and Improved Plan. In which All the ... Sciences are Arranged Into Complete Systems, the Arts Digested Into Distinct Treatises, and Philosophical Subjects Introduced in Separate Dissertations ... Including All the Material Information that is Contained in Chambers's Cyclopaedia, the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the French Encyclopedie ...

Author: William Henry Hall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 834

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 636

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

The Elusive Aryans

Archaeological Search and Vedic Research; The Origin of the Hindus

Author: Pradhan Sv,Pradhan S. V.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443865923

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 8133

The question of the original home of the Aryans and their migrations to India is only part of the problem of their “elusiveness.” Their subsequent assimilation and nativization in India also contributed to this elusive quality. This socio-cultural process can be traced through a study of their gods, rituals, and philosophy. Thus changes in the nature and function of Ṛgvedic gods; the appearance of upstart gods in the late Ṛgvedic period; the elaboration of the soma ritual with elaborate supplementary rituals; the introduction of the new ritual of Agnicayana; the rise of the eschatology of “punarjanma” (rebirth) and “saṁsāra” (eternal return) based on “karma”; and the ideal of “mukti”, or liberation from life, in place of the former ideal of a life of “śaradaḥ śatam” (a hundred autumns) are symptoms of, as well as a witness to, the transformation of the original identity of the Aryans as revealed in the Family Books of the Ṛgveda. This cultural transformation is no less significant than the “Yakṣa praṣṇa” (knotty question) of their original home and their “indubitable” archaeological traces. The book addresses itself to both these questions, and, for that purpose, takes another look at some of the archaeological material and Aryan life and thought as reflected in Vedic literature.

The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Containing Appendices on Sanskrit Prosody and Important Literary and Geographical Names in the Ancient History of India

Author: Vaman Shivaram Apte

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120800458

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 664

View: 535

The present Dictionary is designed to meet the long-felt need of the English knowing reader, who is interested in the study of classical as well as modern Sanskrit. It covers a very large field-Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Puranas and Upapuranas, Smrti and Niti literature, Darsanas or Systems of Philosophy, such as Nyaya, Vedanta, Mimamsa, Sankhya and Yoga, Grammar,Rhetoric, Poetry in all its branches, Dramatic and Narrative literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Botany, AstronomyMusic and other technical or scientific branches of learning. Thus it embraces all words occurring in the general post-Vedic literature. It includes most of the important terms in Grammar. It gives quotations and references to the peculiar and remarkable meaning of words, especially such as occur in books prescribed for study in the Indian and foreign universities. It also renders explanation of important technical terms occurring in different branches of sanskrit learning. To add to its usefulness, the work includes three appendices.

Encyklopädisches englisch-deutsches und deutsch-englisches Wörterbuch: t., 1.-2. Hälfte. Deutsch-englisch. A-E bearb. von D. Sanders; fortgeführt unter Mitwirkung von C. Stoffel von I. Schmidt. (Paged continuously)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coins, Austrian

Page: N.A

View: 9009


Author: Jacques Tardi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037311189


Page: 125

View: 3929

The Romance of Natural History

Author: Philip Henry Gosse

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602060118

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 9576

"Night-attack of wolves in Mongolia." "Nearly fatal combat with a kangaroo." "Comic scenes with the Elephant." "Captain Herriman examines a supposed Sea-serpent." This charming book, published by British naturalist PHILIP HENRY GOSSE (1810-1888) in 1860, was a best seller in its day, and no wonder: this is a passionate around-the-world journey through nature both wild and serene... and mysterious. "In the annals of cryptozoology," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction, "Gosse is credited as one of the grandfathers of the discipline... In this book, one finds his records of the sea serpent, giant snakes, African unicorn, South America ape, and Ceylonese devil-bird, reflecting this early interest in romantic zoology, the precursor of cryptozoology." This new edition, complete with the original elegant illustrations, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including BIGFOOT!: The True Story of Apes in America, and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.