Lost In The Fog Memoir Of A Bastard

Author: Rachel Van Meers
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613733909
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The courageous story of Van Meers, born in a home for unwed mothers in Ghent, Belgium, 1930. It is told in her own words in a frank, humorous and down-to-earth manner. She grew up as a "bastard" during the Great Depression, and sees her family and country told apart by prejudice and politics in World War II, and recounts how she struggles to redefine herself in turbulent postwar Europe. Based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Rachel's view of a family "not-quite-normal," her amazing strength in the face of abusive and degrading treatment, and her strong faith and upbeat attitude make her story a joy and inspiration to read.

The Bastard Of Istanbul

Author: Elif Shafak
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141919434
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One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that afternoon will change her life. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kaznci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya's beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya's Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long hidden family secrets connected with Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge. 'Wonderfully magical, incredible, breathtaking...will have you gasping with disbelief in the last few pages' Sunday Express 'A beautiful book, the finest I have read about Turkey' Irish Times 'Heartbreaking...the beauty of Islam pervades Shafak's book' Vogue

The Laws Relating To The Poor

Author: Edmund Bott
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The Justice Of The Peace And Parish Officer

Author: Richard Burn
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A Key To The Classical Pronunciation Of Greek Latin And Scripture Proper Names

Author: John Walker
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The Law Of Baron And Femme Of Parent And Child Guardian And Ward Master And Servant And Of The Powers Of The Courts Of Chancery

Author: Tapping Reeve
Editor: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1886363587
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Third edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women is chiefly valued for its description of the legal character of domestic relations. This treatise delineates the marital, parental, guardian, master and chancery authority and rights of property, debts, wills, contracts settlements.

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary And Expositor Of The English Language

Author: John Walker
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A Bastard S Refuge Ii Rejected By Man But Adopted By God

Author: J. Godley-Ramos
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615158366
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Grab hold to those nerve pills! A Bastard's Refuge II catapults you to a place where the fearful dare not tread; taking you on a riveting journey as it exposes "Pulpit Venom." What is a person to do when he/she is under the leadership of a "Ravenous Wolf" instead of a loving, pastor? Unlike others that merely dance around the issue, this book goes there and blows the wolves out of the water. A true firebrand, Prophetess J. Godley-Ramos puts it down hard - so get ready to say "AMEN" or "OUCH!" Whew! The "Bootleg Shepherds", the "Wolf Clerics" the "Prophet Wannabes" and sadly, even the poor "Slumbering Sheep" are in for a rude awakening. "ABR II" is a crooked pastor's worse nightmare, but it is the answer to prayer for the many who have been wounded by them. No longer will they rape the flock and go free. "Bootlegs" give God's good pastor's a bad name. The church may not be ready for this one, because things will never be the same again-we mean it! "Dagon shall fall down!"

The State Of The Poor

Author: Frederick Morton Eden
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108036872
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Published in 1797, this three-volume work describes poverty in England and the various measures introduced to deal with it.

A Biography Of No Place

Author: Kate BROWN
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674028937
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This is a biography of a borderland between Russia and Poland, a region where, in 1925, people identified as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived side by side. Over the next three decades, this mosaic of cultures was modernized and homogenized out of existence by the ruling might of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany, and finally, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. By the 1950s, this "no place" emerged as a Ukrainian heartland, and the fertile mix of peoples that defined the region was destroyed. Brown's study is grounded in the life of the village and shtetl, in the personalities and small histories of everyday life in this area. In impressive detail, she documents how these regimes, bureaucratically and then violently, separated, named, and regimented this intricate community into distinct ethnic groups. Drawing on recently opened archives, ethnography, and oral interviews that were unavailable a decade ago, A Biography of No Place reveals Stalinist and Nazi history from the perspective of the remote borderlands, thus bringing the periphery to the center of history. We are given, in short, an intimate portrait of the ethnic purification that has marked all of Europe, as well as a glimpse at the margins of twentieth-century "progress." Table of Contents: Glossary Introduction 1. Inventory 2. Ghosts in the Bathhouse 3. Moving Pictures 4. The Power to Name 5. A Diary of Deportation 6. The Great Purges and the Rights of Man 7. Deportee into Colonizer 8. Racial Hierarchies Epilogue: Shifting Borders, Shifting Identities Notes Archival Sources Acknowledgments Index This is a biography of a borderland between Russia and Poland, a region where, in 1925, people identified as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived side by side. Over the next three decades, this mosaic of cultures was modernized and homogenized out of existence by the ruling might of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany, and finally, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. By the 1950s, this "no place" emerged as a Ukrainian heartland, and the fertile mix of peoples that defined the region was destroyed. Brown's study is grounded in the life of the village and shtetl, in the personalities and small histories of everyday life in this area. In impressive detail, she documents how these regimes, bureaucratically and then violently, separated, named, and regimented this intricate community into distinct ethnic groups. Drawing on recently opened archives, ethnography, and oral interviews that were unavailable a decade ago, A Biography of No Place reveals Stalinist and Nazi history from the perspective of the remote borderlands, thus bringing the periphery to the center of history. Brown argues that repressive national policies grew not out of chauvinist or racist ideas, but the very instruments of modern governance - the census, map, and progressive social programs - first employed by Bolshevik reformers in the western borderlands. We are given, in short, an intimate portrait of the ethnic purification that has marked all of Europe, as well as a glimpse at the margins of twentieth century "progress." Kate Brown is Assistant Professor of History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. A Biography of No Place is one of the most original and imaginative works of history to emerge in the western literature on the former Soviet Union in the last ten years. Historiographically fearless, Kate Brown writes with elegance and force, turning this history of a lost, but culturally rich borderland into a compelling narrative that serves as a microcosm for understanding nation and state in the Twentieth Century. With compassion and respect for the diverse people who inhabited this margin of territory between Russia and Poland, Kate Brown restores the voices, memories, and humanity of a people lost. --Lynne Viola, Professor of History, University of Toronto Samuel Butler and Kate Brown have something in common. Both have written about Erewhon with imagination and flair. I was captivated by the courage and enterprise behind this book. Is there a way to write a history of events that do not make rational sense? Kate Brown asks. She proceeds to give us a stunning answer. --Modris Eksteins, author of Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age Kate Brown tells the story of how succeeding regimes transformed a onetime multiethnic borderland into a far more ethnically homogeneous region through their often murderous imperialist and nationalist projects. She writes evocatively of the inhabitants' frequently challenged identities and livelihoods and gives voice to their aspirations and laments, including Poles, Ukrainians, Germans, Jews, and Russians. A Biography of No Place is a provocative meditation on the meanings of periphery and center in the writing of history. --Mark von Hagen, Professor of History, Columbia University