The Black Hour

The Black Hour Author Lori Rader-Day
ISBN-10 9781616148867
Year 2014-07-08
Pages 331
Language en
Publisher Prometheus Books
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For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic--until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Black Hour

The Black Hour Author Lori Rader-Day
ISBN-10 1616148853
Year 2014
Pages 331
Language en
Publisher Seventh Street Books
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Recovering from being shot by a student she'd never met, Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, desperate to know why she was targeted, gets some investigative help from her teaching assistant and together they must live through the darkest hours of their lives to find the truth. Original.

The Black Seasons

The Black Seasons Author Michal Glowinski
ISBN-10 9780810119598
Year 2005
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Northwestern University Press
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A mosaic of memories from a childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto and a life in hiding on the other side of the wall When six-year-old Michal Glowinski first heard the adults around him speak of the ghetto, he understood only that the word was connected with moving-and conjured up a fantastical image of a many-storied carriage pulled through the streets by some umpteen horses. He was soon to learn that the ghetto was something else entirely. A half-century later, Glowinski, now an eminent Polish literary scholar, leads us haltingly into Nazi-occupied Poland. Scrupulously attentive to the distance between a child's experience and an adult's reflection, Glowinski revisits the images and episodes of his childhood: the emaciated violinist playing a Mendelssohn concerto on the ghetto streets; his game of chess with a Polish blackmailer threatening to deliver him to the Gestapo; and his eventual rescue by Catholic nuns in an impoverished, distant convent. In language at once spare and eloquent, Glowinski explores the horror of those years, the fragility of existence, and the fragmented nature of memory itself.

Waiting Til the Midnight Hour

Waiting  Til the Midnight Hour Author Peniel E. Joseph
ISBN-10 9781466837614
Year 2007-07-10
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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A gripping narrative that brings to life a legendary moment in American history: the birth, life, and death of the Black Power movement With the rallying cry of "Black Power!" in 1966, a group of black activists, including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P. Newton, turned their backs on Martin Luther King's pacifism and, building on Malcolm X's legacy, pioneered a radical new approach to the fight for equality. Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour is a history of the Black Power movement, that storied group of men and women who would become American icons of the struggle for racial equality. Peniel E. Joseph traces the history of the men and women of the movement—many of them famous or infamous, others forgotten. Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour begins in Harlem in the 1950s, where, despite the Cold War's hostile climate, black writers, artists, and activists built a new urban militancy that was the movement's earliest incarnation. In a series of character-driven chapters, we witness the rise of Black Power groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panthers, and with them, on both coasts of the country, a fundamental change in the way Americans understood the unfinished business of racial equality and integration. Drawing on original archival research and more than sixty original oral histories, this narrative history vividly invokes the way in which Black Power redefined black identity and culture and in the process redrew the landscape of American race relations.

Little Pretty Things

Little Pretty Things Author Lori Rader-Day
ISBN-10 9781633880054
Year 2015-07-07
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Prometheus Books
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Mary Higgins Clark Award Winner! OLD RIVALRIES NEVER DIE. BUT SOME RIVALS DO. Juliet Townsend is used to losing. Back in high school, she lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she’s still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. But what life won’t provide, Juliet takes. Then one night, Maddy checks in. Well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy has it all. By the next morning, though, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy—she’s the chief suspect in her murder. To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend’s death. But what she learns about Maddy’s life might cost Juliet everything she didn’t realize she had. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Day I Died

The Day I Died Author Lori Rader-Day
ISBN-10 9780062560285
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search for a lost boy. Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna’s skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see. To save her son—and herself—once and for all, Anna will face her every fear, her every mistake, and the past she thought she'd rewritten.

ACT Prep Black Book

ACT Prep Black Book Author Mike Barrett
ISBN-10 0692027912
Year 2014-04
Pages 436
Language en
Publisher
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"Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the ACT!" The "ACT Prep Black Book" gives you unique, effective ACT strategies from Mike Barrett, an ACT tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. The Black Book is a must-have, whether you need to make a perfect 36 to be competitive at an Ivy, score a 10 in each section to claim a sports scholarship, or anything in between. The Black Book works best when used with the authentic ACT questions in the "Red Book," which is the "Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition, " by ACT, Inc. The Black Book shows you how to beat the ACT, while the Red Book gives you real ACT questions to practice with. (The ACT Prep Black Book has no affiliation with ACT, Inc.) The Black Book and the Red Book are all you need to get your best possible ACT score. Why is the Black Book the ideal ACT book? It actually works, for one thing. You'll learn to use the ACT's own design flaws against it. The Black Book is a clear, concise roadmap to the ACT. (See the partial table of contents below). It explains exactly how every ACT question works, and how to beat it in the least time possible. The Black Book contains over 200 original solutions for real ACT questions from the Red Book, so you know it actually works. (You'll need the 3rd edition of the Red Book to use these solutions. But you shouldn't always trust the Red Book's own explanations of its questions, believe it or not! As Mike demonstrates repeatedly, the Red Book's explanations frequently rely on faulty and inconsistent reasoning. Mike shows you what's really going with the ACT in a way that the Red Book does not.) "Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the ACT!" A selection from the table of contents: . . . Getting The Most Out Of The ACT Prep Black Book A Note To Concerned Parents Frequently Asked Questions ... The ACT's Biggest Weakness ... Timing Issues ... The General Process For Answering ACT Reading Questions Walkthroughs: The ACT Reading Process In Action Against Real Questions ... Unwritten Test Design Rules Of ACT Math ... ACT Math Answer-Choice Patterns The General Process For Answering ACT Math Questions ... Walkthroughs: The ACT Math Process In Action Against Real Questions ... How To Read Passages On The ACT Science Section ... ACT Science Answer-Choice Patterns ... Walkthroughs: The ACT Science Process In Action Against Real Questions ... Commas In The ACT English Section ... The General Process For Answering ACT English Questions ACT English Answer-Choice Patterns And Issues Walkthroughs: The ACT English Process In Action Against Real Questions ... Unwritten Test Design Rules Of The ACT Essay (ACT Writing Test) Recommended Step-By-Step Approach To The ACT Essay ... Analysis Of Sample Essays In The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition ... When Things Go Wrong 4 ACT Myths Shooting For A 36 If American English Isn't Your First Language Parting Advice "Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the ACT!"

The Bright Hour

The Bright Hour Author Nina Riggs
ISBN-10 9781501169359
Year 2017-06-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--

The Black Book

The Black Book Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781473536234
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Random House
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How can you prove your innocence when you can't remember the crime? Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who's anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free... or confirm his worst fears.

Killing the Black Body

Killing the Black Body Author Dorothy Roberts
ISBN-10 9780804152594
Year 2014-02-19
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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The image of the “Welfare Queen” still dominates white America’s perceptions of Black women. It is an image that also continues to shape our government’s policies concerning Black women’s reproductive decisions. Proposed legislation to alleviate poverty focuses on plans to deny benefits to children born to welfare mothers and to require insertion of birth control implants as a condition of receiving aid. Meanwhile a booming fertility industry serves primarily infertile white couples. In Killing the Black Body, Northwestern University professor Dorothy Roberts exposes America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies, from slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s. These abuses, Roberts argues, point not only to the degradation of Black motherhood but to the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs from the feminist agenda. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and timely, Killing the Black Body is both a powerful legal argument and a valuable aid for teachers, activists, and policy makers in creating a vision of reproductive freedom that respects each and every American.

Into the Black

Into the Black Author Rowland White
ISBN-10 9781501123634
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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On April 12, 1981, NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral: a state-of-the-art flying machine, and the world's first real spaceship: a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, and capable of flying to space and back before preparing to fly again. Less than an hour after departure tiles designed to protect the ship from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heat shield. White recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the Columbia, her daring maiden flight, and her life and death struggle to return, using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material.

The Night Ocean

The Night Ocean Author Paul La Farge
ISBN-10 9781101981108
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband, Charlie, has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the legendary horror writer's life: In the summer of 1934, the "old gent" lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow's family home in central Florida. What were the two of them up to? Were they friends--or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears. The police say it's suicide. Marina is a psychiatrist, and she doesn't believe them. A tour-de-force of storytelling, The Night Ocean follows the lives of some extraordinary people: Lovecraft, the most influential American horror writer of the 20th century, whose stories continue to win new acolytes, even as his racist views provoke new critics; Barlow, a seminal scholar of Mexican culture who killed himself after being blackmailed for his homosexuality (and who collaborated with Lovecraft on the beautiful story "The Night Ocean"); his student, future Beat writer William S. Burroughs; and L.C. Spinks, a kindly Canadian appliance salesman and science-fiction fan -- the only person who knows the origins of The Erotonomicon, purported to be the intimate diary of Lovecraft himself. As a heartbroken Marina follows her missing husband's trail in an attempt to learn the truth, the novel moves across the decades and along the length of the continent, from a remote Ontario town, through New York and Florida to Mexico City. The Night Ocean is about love and deception -- about the way that stories earn our trust, and betray it.