The Ville

Author: Greg Donaldson
Editor: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823265684
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In Brownsville's twenty-one housing projects, the young cops and the teenagers who stand solemnly on the street corners are bitter and familiar enemies. The Ville, as the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn is called by the locals, is one of the most dangerous places on earth-a place where homicide is a daily occurence. Now, Greg Donaldson, a veteran urban reporter and a longtime teacher in Brooklyn's toughest schools, evokes this landscape with stunning and frightening accuracy. The Ville follows a year in the life of two urban black males from opposite sides of the street. Gary Lemite, an enthusiastic young Housing police officer, charges recklessly into gunfire in pursuit of respect and promotion. Sharron Corley, a member of a gang called the LoLifes and the star of the Thomas Jefferson High School play, is also looking for respect as he tries to survive these streets. Brilliantly capturing the firestorm of violence that is destroying a generation, waged by teenagers who know at thirty yards the difference between a MAC-10 machine pistol and a .357 Magnum, The Ville is the story of our inner cities and the lives of the young men who remain trapped there. In the tradition of There Are No Children Here, Clockers, and Random Family, The Ville is a vivid and unforgettable contribution to our understanding of race and violence in America today.

Ghosts In The Ville

Author: Jeffrey Wargo
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413742831
Size: 12,73 MB
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Nestled in the historic Delaware River Valley of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is the sleepy little village of Riegelsville. Built on a former Native American settlement, where folklore says the people would come to have their "spirits" cleansed, this quiet paper mill town has an active list of haunted places. Ghosts in the 'Ville seeks to record a history that is often unspoken--one that includes apparitions, sounds, and things that go bump in the night! This book is the story of the unexplainable phenomena experienced by a young pastor on his first night alone in town and the spirited history that followed. It also tells the tales that came to light for him, his wife, and others once people in the borough began to share their own chilling and ghostly encounters.

The Ville Rat

Author: Martin Limon
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616956097
Size: 10,67 MB
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How much can murder buy on the black market in 1974 South Korea? South Korea, 1970s: A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional chima-jeogori is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem in her sleeve. George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, sergeants in the US 8th Army CID, are called in by the formidable KNP detective Gil Kwon-up to investigate. George and Ernie's job is to liaise with Korean law enforcement on matters that may involve or implicate 8th Army American servicemen. But as they learn about the case, George and Ernie realize this isn't their jurisdiction—the nearby village of Sonyu-ri is occupied by the US Army's 2nd Infantry Division, a disciplined and often brutal force that won't stand for outside officers questioning its men. All that George and Ernie are able to glean before being kicked out of town is that they are close to the truth—and that a mysterious smuggler, known locally as "the Ville Rat," holds the key to the woman's murder. Luckily, the pair is officially assigned another investigation in the area, which allows them to continue nosing around for answers. They are to elucidate the circumstances of a shooting incident between a young African American private and his white supervising chief. Racial tensions run high, and George and Ernie must tread carefully to solve both cases. But they aren't exactly known for going out of their way to avoid stepping on US Army toes, and this is no exception. From the Hardcover edition.

The Ville St Louis

Author: John Aaron Wright
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738508153
Size: 15,31 MB
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A few miles from downtown St. Louis, The Ville was once locked off from much of the area. In spite of racial obstacles, this small community became nationally known as the cradle of black culture and intellect in St. Louis. Current and former residents will recognize photographs of Sumner High School and Homer G. Phillips Hospital, as well as many famous former residents. Over the years this once thriving community fell into decline, and is now struggling to recapture some of its former glory.

Thrill In The Ville

Author: Patsi B. Trollinger
Editor: Benjamin Press
ISBN: 9780983610618
Size: 10,19 MB
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A boy who is obsessed with soccer is forced to confront politics when a presidential debate comes to his small town and upends his life.

Personal Recollections Of The Wreck Of The Ville Du Havre And The Loch Earn

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The Ville

Author: Carolyn Hewes Toft
Size: 14,88 MB
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A Knight In The Ville

Author: Steven E. Winters
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1496902947
Size: 19,39 MB
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The Memorial Day weekend was just a few days away, and soon hundreds of former graduates of Sistersville High School and their families would begin streaming into town to attend the annual Alumni festivities. However, one visitor was coming to Sistersville with no intention of joining in any of the celebrations. His was a mission of hatred and revenge, and he was someone Curtis Knight knew well. But before Sergeant Knight could deal with his old foe, he had a larger problem on his hands. There was a deadly force living unseen in the Ville...and it was hungry for flesh.

Deliver Us From Me Ville

Author: David Zimmerman
Editor: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434765741
Size: 19,38 MB
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Welcome to Me-Ville, where you're surrounded by a culture that celebrates and elevates the individual. The You Utopia where your home, place of work, and even your place of worshp, is customized to your discerning tastes. A super-exclusive club where Self and Pride party, and Sacrifice and Humility can't get past the velvet ropes. A place where it's all about you. But is life supposed to be this way? Author Daivd Zimmerman takes us on a hilarious and honest trip through Me-Ville, while sharing the escape routes that lead out. David traces our self-loving lineage and examines prideful people in Scripture who were changed through God's power. Throughout, you'll encounter the powerful, progressive redemption from self that only Christ can offer.

Continued Violence And Troublesome Pasts

Author: Ville Kivimäki
Editor: BoD - Books on Demand
ISBN: 9522228575
Size: 11,54 MB
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In most European countries, the horrific legacy of 1939-1945 has made it difficult to remember the war with much glory. Despite the Anglo-American memory narrative of saving democracy from totalitarianism and the Soviet epic of the Great Patriotic War, the fundamental experience of war for many Europeans was that of immense personal losses and often meaningless hardships. The volume at hand focuses on these histories between the victors: on the cases of Hungary, Estonia, Poland, Austria, Finland, and Germany and on the respective, often gendered experiences of defeat. The chapters underline the asynchronous transition to peace in individual experiences, when compared to the smoother timelines of national and international historiographies. Instead of a linear chronology, both personal and collective histories tend to return back to the moments of violence and loss, thus forming continuous cycles of remembrance and forgetting. Several of the contributors also pay attention to the constructed and contested nature of national histories in these cycles. The role of these "in-between" countries - and even more their peoples', multifaceted experiences - adds to the widening comparative European history of the aftermath, thereby challenging the conventional dichotomies and periodisations in national historiographies. In the aftermath of the 70th anniversary of 1945, it is still, unfortunately, too early to regard the post-war period as mere history; the memory politics and rhetoric of the Second World War and its aftermath are still being used and abused to serve contemporary power politics in Europe.