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Burning Down the House

Author : Jane Mendelsohn
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“It begins with a child . . .” So opens Jane Mendelsohn’s powerful, riveting new novel. A classic family tale colliding with the twenty-first century, Burning Down the House tells the story of two girls. Neva, from the mountains of Russia, was sold into the sex trade at the age of ten; Poppy is the adopted daughter of Steve, the patriarch of a successful New York real estate clan, the Zanes. She is his sister’s orphaned child. One of these young women will unwittingly help bring down this grand household with the inexorability of Greek tragedy, and the other will summon everything she’s learned and all her strength to try to save its members from themselves. In cinematic, dazzlingly described scenes, we enter the lavish universe of the Zane family, from a wedding in an English manor house to the trans-global world of luxury hotels and restaurants—from New York to Rome, Istanbul to Laos. As we meet them all—Steve’s second wife, his children from his first marriage, the twins from the second, their friends and household staff—we enter with visceral immediacy an emotional world filled with a dynamic family’s loves, jealousies, and yearnings. In lush, exact prose, Mendelsohn transforms their private stories into a panoramic drama about a family’s struggles to face the challenges of internal rivalry, a tragic love, and a shifting empire. Set against the backdrop of financial crisis, globalization, and human trafficking, the novel finds inextricable connections between the personal and the political. Dramatic, compassionate, and psychologically complex, Burning Down the House is both wrenching and unputdownable, an unforgettable portrayal of a single family caught up in the earthquake that is our contemporary world.

Burning Down the House

Author : Charles Baxter
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Looks at how political and historical events have shaped modern American fiction, and discusses narrative, characterization, and melodrama

Burning Down the House

Author : Russell Wangersky
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Visceral and affecting, Burning Down the House is an insightful insider's account of the perilous world of firefighting and an unforgettable memoir of how, in finding his passion, Wangersky lost himself.

Burning Down the House

Author : James Sterngold
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An inside portrait of the rise and fall of the investment firm of E.F. Hutton chronicles the rivalry between two key players, the corruption and mismanagement that led to the company's decline, and the results of the collapse

Burning Down the House

Author : Jamie Hayes
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In Houston, what happens when old friends find out the truth about each other? Is there really loyalty and love or are there snakes everywhere? Can you trust everyone in your circle, or should you always watch your back? In this friendship and relationship circle you should always definitely watch your back. Look and see how Tan and Amos along with their long-time friends Dee/Armani, Melissa/Cole, Richie/Monique, Shannon/Que, and Tammy/Martez deal with RELATIONSHIPS, ROCKY FRIENDSHIPS, SHADE, ALCOHOLICS, CHEATERS, SEX, FAMILY, LIES, MARRIAGES, AND BETRAYAL. Things get dirty and secrets get exposed. The tables are turning, blood being shed, and the days are numbered. The houses are getting burned down, but by who?

Burning Down the House

Author : Nell Bernstein
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When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month. One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled. Burning Down the House is a clarion call to shut down our nation’s brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.

Burning Down the House

Author : Brian Pusser
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A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

Burning Down The House

Author : Rosemary Marangoly George
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A cutting-edge collection of essays explores the ways in which race, nationhood, global economics, gender, sexuality, and class shape domesticity in varied geographical-historical locations. Together, these essays invite us to confront the gaps and erasures in most academic and mainstream accounts of domesticity and to recognize domesticity as a manifestation of larger influences.

Burning Down the House

Author : Julian E. Zelizer
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A New York Times Notable Book! A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice The story of how Newt Gingrich and his allies tainted American politics, launching an enduring era of brutal partisan warfare When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, President Obama observed that Trump “is not an outlier; he is a culmination, a logical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party.” In Burning Down the House, historian Julian Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path toward an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics, an era that was ignited by Newt Gingrich and his allies. In 1989, Gingrich brought down Democratic Speaker of the House Jim Wright and catapulted himself into the national spotlight. Perhaps more than any other politician, Gingrich introduced the rhetoric and tactics that have shaped Congress and the Republican Party for the last three decades. Elected to Congress in 1978, Gingrich quickly became one of the most powerful figures in America not through innovative ideas or charisma, but through a calculated campaign of attacks against political opponents, casting himself as a savior in a fight of good versus evil. Taking office in the post-Watergate era, he weaponized the good government reforms newly introduced to fight corruption, wielding the rules in ways that shocked the legislators who had created them. His crusade against Democrats culminated in the plot to destroy the political career of Speaker Wright. While some of Gingrich’s fellow Republicans were disturbed by the viciousness of his attacks, party leaders enjoyed his successes so much that they did little collectively to stand in his way. Democrats, for their part, were alarmed, but did not want to sink to his level and took no effective actions to stop him. It didn’t seem to matter that Gingrich’s moral conservatism was hypocritical or that his methods were brazen, his accusations of corruption permanently tarnished his opponents. This brand of warfare worked, not as a strategy for governance but as a path to power, and what Gingrich planted, his fellow Republicans reaped. He led them to their first majority in Congress in decades, and his legacy extends far beyond his tenure in office. From the Contract with America to the rise of the Tea Party and the Trump presidential campaign, his fingerprints can be seen throughout some of the most divisive episodes in contemporary American politics. Burning Down the House presents the alarming narrative of how Gingrich and his allies created a new normal in Washington.

Burning Down the House

Author : Trevor Scott
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During Burning Man, the annual event of debauchery and independent self-reliance, a woman is found dead in a high-end RV, suspected to have overdosed on drugs. Former sheriff Keenan Fitzpatrick is hired by the woman's boyfriend to discover the true nature of her death. But there are complicating factors. First of all, the boyfriend is an actor who is staring in a detective series filming in the Reno, Nevada area. Second, the actor is a conspiracy enthusiast who sees a government plot in everything from Bigfoot to Area 51. And most importantly, the actor was wasted the night his girlfriend died, the RV was his, and she was locked inside. But the actor is not the only suspect. The dead woman was a former prostitute who had recently left the business, leaving a lot of potential suspects unhappy with her decision. She also had sensitive, intimate knowledge of her clients that could have been used for extortion. Some secrets are meant to be buried in the high desert of northern Nevada.

Burning Down The House

Author : Rosemary Marangoly George
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This book views domesticity through multiple frames and surveys the rhetoric and practices of domestication in contemporary cultures. It also examines the consequences and costs of homemaking in various geographic and textual locations.

Burning Down the House

Author : Lori Sjoberg
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Firefighter Bruce Cobretti has never gotten over Megan Woodward, the woman he loved and lost. Now seven years later, a not-so-routine house fire brings them together and reignites their passion. Can he convince her that they're meant to be together, or will his plans go up in flames? ****** Romantic short story, hot romance, sexy read, contemporary romance, fireman romance, happy ever after, reunion, second chances. ****** Praise for Lori Sjoberg’s Novels "A highly enjoyable, intelligently written story." — New York Journal of Books on Grave Intentions "A fun and satisfying read for fans of paranormal and supernatural romance." — Library Journal on Grave Destinations

Barbarella Vol 3 Burning Down the House

Author : Mike Carey
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Barbarella has been lied to. Worse, she's been weaponized, and someone's going to answer for that, for sure. (Well, assuming she survives the judgement of the Esseverine sun-giants, and an armada of a thousand ships...)

Burning Down the House

Author : James Sterngold
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An inside portrait of the rise and fall of the investment firm of E.F. Hutton chronicles the rivalry between two key players, the corruption and mismanagement that led to the company's decline, and the results of the collapse

Burning Down the House

Author : John Anderson
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The full, honest and sobering account of the 1985 tragedy in Philadelphia that left 262 people homeless, 11 people dead, and destroyed 53 houses.

Burning Down the House

Author : Merry McInerney
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Proudly standing by her husband as he interrupts their life to write a best-selling novel, graduate student Toby Dodge is disenchanted when she is cast aside after years of faithful support. Reprint. PW. LJ.

Gwangju Biennial 2014

Author : Jessica Morgan
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Published on the occasion of the 10th Gwangju Biennale, "Burning Down the House," this catalogue documents the exhibition and its many new commissions. The Biennale focuses on the capacity of art to critique the establishment through an exploration of sound, movement and dramatic performance.

Burning Down the House

Author : Morgan Lawrence
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"Burning Down The House" is a small collection of poetry written on the deconstruction of family and traditional values.

Burning Down the House

Author : Roger Bonair-Agard
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In the summer of 1998, Roger Bonair-Agard, Stephen Colman, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Alix Olson and Lynne Procope took the championship belt at the National Poetry Slam, the first team from the world-famous Nuyorica Poets Cafe. These five poets stand at the vanguard of the slam movement, with verse that is passionate, tight, political and lucid.

Burning Down My Masters House

Author : Jayson Blair
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The reporter who caused a scandal at the New York Times when it was discovered that he had been faking his stories recounts his youth as an African American in the South, his abuse of drugs and alcohol, and their role in his acts.