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What the Dead Leave Behind

What the Dead Leave Behind

  • Author: David Housewright
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1250094526
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn’t have it in him to refuse. Even though it sounds like a very bad idea right from the start. The father of Malcolm Harris, a college friend of Erica’s, was found murdered a year ago in a park in New Brighton, a town just outside the Twin Cities. With no real clues and all the obvious suspects with concrete alibis, the case has long since gone cold. As McKenzie begins poking around, he soon discovers another unsolved murder that’s tangentially related to this one. And all connections seem to lead back to a group of friends the victim was close with. But all McKenzie has is a series of odd, even suspicious, coincidences—until someone decides to make it all that more serious and personal.

Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health

Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health

  • Author: Stephen Verderber
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136313710
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9716
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Sprawl is an unsustainable pattern of growth that threatens to undermine the health of communities globally. It has been a dominant mid-to-late twentieth century growth pattern in developed countries and in the twenty-first century has shown widespread signs of proliferation in India, China, and other growing countries. The World Health Organization cites sprawl for its serious adverse public health consequences for humans and ecological habitats. The many adverse impacts of sprawl on the health of individuals, communities, and biological ecosystems are well documented. Architects have been rightly criticized for failing to grasp the aesthetic and functional challenge to create buildings and places that mitigate sprawl while simultaneously promoting healthier, active lifestyles in neighbourhoods and communities. Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health examines the past and present role of architecture in relation to the public health consequences of unmitigated sprawl and the ways in which it threatens our future. Topics examined include the role of twentieth century theories of architecture and urbanism and their public health ramifications, examples of current unsustainable practices, design considerations for the creation of health-promoting architecture and landscape urbanism, a critique of recent case studies of sustainable alternatives to unchecked sprawl, and prognostications for the future. Architects, public health professionals, landscape architects, town planners, and a broad range of policy specialists will be able to apply the methods and tools presented here to counter unmitigated sprawl and to create architecture that promotes active, healthier lifestyles. Stephen Verderber is an internationally respected evidence-based researcher/practitioner/educator in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of architecture, health, and society. This, his latest book on the interactions between our buildings, our cities and our health, is an invaluable reference source for everyone concerned with sustainable architecture and landscape urbanism.

The Press and the Suburbs

The Press and the Suburbs

The Daily Newspapers of New Jersey

  • Author: David Sachsman,Warren Sloat
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412851459
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The Court suburb magazine, ed. by F. Aikin-Kortright

The Court suburb magazine, ed. by F. Aikin-Kortright

  • Author: Fanny Aikin- Kortright
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

  • Author: Piu Marie Eatwell
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • ISBN: 1781856079
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 352
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The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the – now dead – Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. And her children, therefore, were heirs to the Portland millions. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.

Dead Between the Lines

Dead Between the Lines

A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery

  • Author: Denise Swanson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101615591
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair. But when she hosts a reading group there, she learns that bad writing can mean life or death. To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry’s sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet’s body is found outside Dev’s store. Dev can’t afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder mystery.… Includes a sneak peek at the next Scumble River Mystery! From the Paperback edition.

Born Again, Dead Again

Born Again, Dead Again

  • Author: Sergio Lovett
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477151842
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 164
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Born Again, Dead Again, is a book about spiritual warfare within oneself......... Are you gifted and favored by God, or do you know someone that is? Then this book is for you. This book will make you laugh, cry, love, despise, and downright piss you off at some point. Its about a spiritually gifted young boy that is tormented by the devil, because of his gifts from God. Its a constant battle for his soul, and as he becomes an adult, the twists and turns of his life are devastating. Through it all God is always there, even when he makes the wrong decisions....... You can avoid spiritual quicksand and experience the fullness of Gods grace, and find peace ... under His will.

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250020646
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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The third book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part One! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor – Part One. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades. And now, in The Fall of the Governor – Part One, the Governor's descent into madness finally erupts in a tour de force of action and horror. Beloved characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage, and fans of The Walking Dead will see these characters in a whole new light. Simmering grudges boil over into unthinkable confrontations, battle lines are drawn, and unexpected twists seal the fates of the innocent and guilty alike.

The Dead End Kids of St. Louis

The Dead End Kids of St. Louis

Homeless Boys and the People Who Tried to Save Them

  • Author: Bonnie Stepenoff
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 0826272142
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Joe Garagiola remembers playing baseball with stolen balls and bats while growing up on the Hill. Chuck Berry had run-ins with police before channeling his energy into rock and roll. But not all the boys growing up on the rough streets of St. Louis had loving families or managed to find success. This book reviews a century of history to tell the story of the “lost” boys who struggled to survive on the city’s streets as it evolved from a booming late-nineteenth-century industrial center to a troubled mid-twentieth-century metropolis. To the eyes of impressionable boys without parents to shield them, St. Louis presented an ever-changing spectacle of violence. Small, loosely organized bands from the tenement districts wandered the city looking for trouble, and they often found it. The geology of St. Louis also provided for unique accommodations—sometimes gangs of boys found shelter in the extensive system of interconnected caves underneath the city. Boys could hide in these secret lairs for weeks or even months at a stretch. Bonnie Stepenoff gives voice to the harrowing experiences of destitute and homeless boys and young men who struggled to grow up, with little or no adult supervision, on streets filled with excitement but also teeming with sharpsters ready to teach these youngsters things they would never learn in school. Well-intentioned efforts of private philanthropists and public officials sometimes went cruelly astray, and sometimes were ineffective, but sometimes had positive effects on young lives. Stepenoff traces the history of several efforts aimed at assisting the city’s homeless boys. She discusses the prison-like St. Louis House of Refuge, where more than 80 percent of the resident children were boys, and Father Dunne's News Boys' Home and Protectorate, which stressed education and training for more than a century after its founding. She charts the growth of Skid Row and details how historical events such as industrialization, economic depression, and wars affected this vulnerable urban population. Most of these boys grew up and lived decent, unheralded lives, but that doesn’t mean that their childhood experiences left them unscathed. Their lives offer a compelling glimpse into old St. Louis while reinforcing the idea that society has an obligation to create cities that will nurture and not endanger the young.

The Disinherited

The Disinherited

A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal

  • Author: Robert Sackville-West
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408843412
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
  • View: 9058
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In the small hours of the morning of 3 June 1914, a woman and her husband were found dead in a sparsely furnished apartment in Paris. It was only when the identity of the couple was revealed in the English press a fortnight later that the full story emerged. The man, Henry Sackville-West, had shot himself minutes after the death of his wife from cancer; but Henry's suicidal despair had been driven equally by the failure of his claim to be the legitimate son of Lord Sackville and heir to Knole. The Disinherited reveals the secrets and lies at the heart of an English dynasty, unravelling the parallel lives of Henri's four illegitimate siblings: in particular his older sister, Victoria, who on becoming Lady Sackville and mistress of Knole, by marriage, consigned her brothers and sisters to lives of poverty and disappointment.

Drifters

Drifters

  • Author: John L. Campbell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698146352
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6310
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The survivors of the Omega Virus make a desperate effort to find the living. But the walking dead aren’t done with them yet… Helicopter pilot Vladimir Yurish is a man of his word. The last thing he wants is to abandon the safety of the U.S.S. Nimitz and his newly adopted son Ben. Still, a promise is a promise, no matter how close to death it brings him… Angie West has fought hard to keep strangers alive, but now it’s time to tend to her own. Only, when she finds her family missing and their hideout burned and looted, she realizes the threat to her family isn’t just the undead—the living can do so much worse… Halsey has done well for himself, given the circumstances. Between his secluded ranch and precise shooting, the plague hasn’t touched him. Until a Black Hawk crashes on his property, bringing the war to his front door… Amid the chaos of a destroyed civilization, the survivors encounter a new threat. And these new monsters can’t be outrun—or outwitted…

Suburban Legends

Suburban Legends

True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans

  • Author: Sam Stall
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 9781594740510
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 240
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Presents a collection of true crime stories and myths that happened in the suburbs.

A.B. Jordan - A Southern Editor's View of Europe Between the Wars

A.B. Jordan - A Southern Editor's View of Europe Between the Wars

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0615156479
  • Category: History
  • Page: 172
  • View: 4734
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A look at Europe and America after The Great War and the conditions that spawned World War II. Columns written by a small-town southern Editor writing for the folks back home in 1923 and 1924.

The House of the Dead

The House of the Dead

  • Author: Marc Ponomareff
  • Publisher: Marc Ponomareff
  • ISBN: 9780595374649
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 216
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A novel view of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of the dead.

The Field of Mars

The Field of Mars

Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the Principal Naval and Military Engagements, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, Particularly of Great Britain and Her Allies, from the Ninth Century to the Peace of 1801

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military art and science
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Clint Faraday book 14: Dead End Collector's edition

Clint Faraday book 14: Dead End Collector's edition

  • Author: CD Moulton
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1312546247
  • Category:
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Dead End Roads

Dead End Roads

  • Author: S. Briney
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1452083584
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 80
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Action – packed and thrilling Anthology of TEXAS TALES so vivid and colorful each story seems too authentic to be fiction. The captivating characters come to life and will remain in the reader’s mind long after their exciting conclusion.

The Naked and the Dead

The Naked and the Dead

50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author

  • Author: Norman Mailer
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 146685488X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 722
  • View: 7708
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Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since enjoyed a long and well-deserved tenure in the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially for the occasion by Norman Mailer. Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows a platoon of Marines who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948 with the wisdom of a man twice Mailer's age and the raw courage of the young man he was, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.

How the Dead Live

How the Dead Live

  • Author: Will Self
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802193374
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Will Self possesses one of the greatest literary imaginations of any writer working today. How the Dead Live is his most extraordinary book yet—a novel that will challenge, entertain, and truly astonish. Lily Bloom is an aging American transplanted to England who has lost her battle with cancer and lies wasting away at the Royal Ear Hospital. As her two daughters—lumpy Charlotte, who runs a hugely successful chain of stationery stores called Waste of Paper, and beautiful Natasha, a junkie—buzz around her and the nurses pump her full of morphine, Lily slides in and out of the present, taking us on a surreal, opinionated trip through the stages of a lifetime of lust and rage. A career girl in the 1940s, a sexed-up, tippling adulteress in the 1950s and ‘60s, a divorced PR flak in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lily presents us with a portrait of America and England over sixty years of riotous and unreal change. And then it’s over: Lily catches a cab with the aboriginal wizard Phar Lap Jones, her guide to the shockingly banal world of the dead. It’s a world that is surreal but familiar, where she again works in PR and rediscovers how great smoking is, where her cohabitants include Rude Boy, the son who died at age nine and now swears a blue streak, and three eyeless, murmuring wraiths, the Fats—composed of the pounds, literally the whole selves, she lost and gained over her lifetime. As Lily settles into her nonexistence, the most difficult challenge for this staunchly difficult woman is how to understand that she’s dead, and how to leave the rest behind. How the Dead Live is an unforgettable portrait of the human condition, the struggle with life and with death. It’s a novel that will disturb and provoke, the work, in the words of one British reviewer, “of a novelist writing at the height of his powers.”

Aboard the Democracy Train

Aboard the Democracy Train

A Journey through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy

  • Author: Nafisa Hoodbhoy
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 0857288946
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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‘Aboard the Democracy Train’ is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at ‘Dawn’, Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper. In this volume, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, women’s rights and media freedoms. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 9-11 era, and exposes how the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister.