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: 4968

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

View: 4707

Speds (Special Education Students)

An inside view and experiences of educational systems by a Sped

Author: Mirian Detres-Hickey PhD

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496921429

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 8248

This book is comprised of many of my teaching experiences with the SPEDs like me. The experiences I had as a Special Education teacher are from four different states and regions in the country. All having different ideas as to how a student with disabilities, should be taught and how they learn. You’d be surprised at the way some states treat and handle Speds. Nevertheless, I want to show you the love these children need at any age as well as the structure and discipline required for them to overcome this disability and succeed. I hope that Special Education teachers read this book for insight and training on what it really is to work with the Speds at any age. These are issues usually not taught in college classrooms. Many people may think I was harsh in some of my cases, but as I said, each student learns differently and all children need structure and discipline to learn what is necessary in making it and becoming an active successful member of society. With many of my “Lessons Learned” throughout the book I found the students always came through. At the end on their own or together they all shined like stars in the night. It was not about me but about them.

Off-Ramps and On-Ramps

Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success

Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422159833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

View: 6715

With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway? By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global companies to retain talented women and reintegrate them if they’ve already left, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps answers this critical question. Working closely with companies such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, General Electric and others, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett identifies what works and why. Based on firsthand experience with these companies, along with extensive data that provides the most comprehensive and nuanced portrait of women's career paths, this book documents the actions forward-thinking companies must take to reverse the female brain drain and ensure their access to talent over the long term.

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: 2621

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 6147

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Mathematics for Computer Science

Author: Eric Lehman,F. Thomson Leighton,Albert R. Meyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888407064


Page: 979

View: 7157

This book covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics may also be covered, such as recursive definition and structural induction; state machines and invariants; recurrences; generating functions.

Once for All Time

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426850226

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5811

Clotilde Collins has worked with Dr. James Thackery at busy St. Alma's Hospital in London for three years, but she's never considered their relationship as anything more than solidly professional. Then tragedy strikes and James steps in to take charge of Clotilde's shattered world, offering her his unhesitating comfort and support. How easy it would be to fall in love with him. Except he's already committed to another woman….

Englisch-deutsches und deutsch-englishches wörterbuch mit einer tabellarischen uebersicht der von den neueren englischen orthoepisten verschieden ausgesprochenen wörter: bd. Deutsch-englisch

Author: Christoph Friedrich Grieb

Publisher: N.A


Category: German language

Page: N.A

View: 820

The City of Ember

Author: Jeanne DuPrau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905775453

Category: Film novelizations

Page: 40

View: 8589

Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating, contemporary graded material that will instantly appeal to students. City of Ember is adapted from American author Jeanne DuPrau's novel for teenagers and a film version is due for release in autumn 2008.