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Genre: Government publications
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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Release: 2008
File: 581 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015089026986

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An incredible true story of a state ward's harrowing childhood in 1960s New Zealand. 'We were children caught up in a welfare system that was meant to protect us, but ultimately served only to damage us. Yes, it was a different time, but many of the things that happened to us wouldn't be acceptable in any era. My name is Beverly Wardle-Jackson, and this is my story.' In the Hands of Strangers is the heart-wrenching story of Beverly Wardle-Jackson's stolen childhood. Separated from her brothers and sisters and taken into Child Welfare care at the age of 12, Beverly spends five harrowing years as a New Zealand state ward - being beaten, locked up, and eventually admitted to Porirua Hospital in Wellington for psychiatric treatment. Her trust is betrayed time and again, while she dreams of the day she will finally be reunited with her siblings. But will that day ever come? It's impossible not be moved by young Beverly's bravery and resilience as she withstands the harsh treatment meted out to her. Her story is one of courage, hope and a truly unbreakable spirit.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Beverly Wardle-Jackson
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Release: 2015-02-25
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781743486849

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In the tradition of The Stranger and The Old Man and the Sea, this taut novella by critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith (Rivers, 2013) explores the human spirit and its capacity for faith and forgiveness in an imperfect world. What happens to a marriage when a child vanishes? Jon and Estelle walk the picturesque Paris streets, but are living through the cruelest of realties—the disappearance of their nine-year-old daughter Jennifer, abducted from the Musée D’Orsay during a class field trip. Jon spends his day slugging through bus terminals and metro halls, posting flyers of his daughter, while Estelle has become a recluse, unwilling to leave the apartment in case the telephone rings. Their relationship suffers as the passing time chips away at the hope of Jennifer’s return. Then, a free-spirited artist enters their life as unexpectedly as Jennifer has left it, luring Jon down a reckless path as he searches desperately for courage in the smallest signs. If their daughter is ever returned to them, will Jon and Estelle both be there to welcome her home?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Michael Farris Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-07-08
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476788470

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LC Number: KF27 .E5546 2008h OCLC Number: (OCoLC)606864810 Subject: Nursing homes -- Government policy -- United States. Excerpt: ... 9 on our full committee who are going through it right now with their families. So it is a difficult decision, and I am glad you are willing to come and testify. I have to admit, we had problems in Texas and Louisiana with hurricanes 3 years ago, and my mother-in-law was under hospice care, and when Rita was coming into, we thought Houston, but it ended up going to Beaumont just to the east, and we had had a terrible experience in Louisiana with nursing home patients not having evacuation procedures, and our office actually checked every one of ours, and while everybody was stuck on the freeway leaving Houston, I went to the one where my mother-in-law was at and was really proud that they had cots on the floor for the staff, they had brought in staff to make sure they would be there. We only lived 2 miles from them so I was going to go over there and be there anyway, but in that case, and it was a chain nursing home, was very well prepared to deal with the patients at that facility, and again she was part of the hospice facility on that. When we do have to make those decisions as families, people turn to nursing homes to give their loved ones the type of care they cannot provide. They entrust those nursing homes with their fam-ily members, and again, the squeaky wheel gets the oil whether you are here in government or in the private sector, and if you are there all the time, you keep on it, you will actually see because of-tentimes the understaffing, I know the requirements by statute and by regulation but oftentimes it is difficult so families have to stay involved. But in the past, nursing homes were mainly mom-and-pop institutions and we have those in my district too, but times have changed and now we have the larger chain nursing homes in multiple States, and this corporate structure of nursing homes is sometimes a tangled w...

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Author: United States. Congress. House.
Publisher: Books LLC
Release: 2012-06
File: 588 Pages
ISBN-13: 1234140144

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In the Hands of Strangers is a collection of sixty-seven documents by writers and witnesses from the past, both black and white, that offer perspectives on the trade and movement of slaves. Many elucidate the long-standing discord between North and South over the issue of slavery. Documents are divided into three parts that cover the African slave trade, the internal U.S. slave trade, and the series of conflicts and crises that led to the Civil War. They cover a variety of topics including the forced transport of slaves throughout East Coast and Gulf Coast states, buying and selling of slaves, increasingly contentious debates over the legitimacy of slavery, and effects of the breakup of families. The volume concludes with a brilliant essay by Frederick Douglass that asks the question: &"What shall be done with the Negro?&"

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Genre: History
Author: Robert Edgar Conrad
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release: 2010-11-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0271041366

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On June 12, 1944, six days after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, U.S. fighter pilot Fred Moretto is ambushed by German Messerschmitt 109s. Barely escaping his burning P-47 Thunderbolt, Lieutenant Moretto parachutes into the French countryside where villagers working for the Resistance conceal him from the Germans for two months in a bread oven, a secret perch in an attic, and a hayloft. In 1993, nearly 50 years later, Kim Moretto Niemeier convinces her father to return to France. Reuniting with the people and the places where he survived against all odds re-invigorates his French Connection and launches Kim's 20-year odyssey to uncover the dramatic details of her father's inspiring story.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Kim Moretto Niemeier
Publisher:
Release: 2016-11-07
File: 188 Pages
ISBN-13: 1524544728

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A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout." Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release: 2019-09-10
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780316535625

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Describes the social world of the traders in the 18th and 19th centuries. Examines differences between the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company and their effects on Indian-white relations.

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Genre: History
Author: Jennifer S. H. Brown
Publisher: UBC Press
Release: 1980
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 0774802510

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Genre: Bible
Author: George V. Wigram
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Release: 1860
File: 1760 Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:600099121

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The continuing journey of Louise, now a seasoned Embalmer... As the first woman ever hired in the County's history as a Forensic Autopsy Assistant, Louise delves into the horrors she anticipated in encountering working with the ravages of the dead- and into the actual horrors she never anticipated among the living. Experience an intense revelation of the brutality of life and the plight of the modern death-care worker. Striving to balance her volatile work-life and her changing family, Louise punches out a gritty biopsy of morgue life and submits it with passion and brutal honesty through the eyes of a woman who may not be man enough for the job. Find out what really happens on the inevitable journey when we all must go... INTO THE HANDS OF STRANGERS

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Amber Lenore Winckler
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Release: 2010-05
File: 362 Pages
ISBN-13: 0984273611

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