Bericht aus dem dunklen Herzen der amerikanischen Stadt
Author: David Simon,Ed Burns
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
Brennpunkt Baltimore: Crack und Heroin überfluten die Straßen Amerikas. An der berüchtigten Ecke von West Fayette und Monroe Street wird sieben Tage die Woche, 24 Stunden am Tag auf offener Straße verkauft – der Drogenhandel ist der ökonomische Treibstoff einer sterbenden Nachbarschaft mitten in der Stadt. Durch die Augen einer zerbrochenen Familie – drogensüchtiger Eltern und ihres Sohns DeAndre McCullogh – zeigt uns “The Corner” die harte Realität der Drogenkultur und die ergreifenden Szenen von Hoffnung, Mitgefühl und Liebe, an einem Ort, den Amerika schon längst abgeschrieben hat. David Simon und Edward Burns, Autoren von “The Wire”, verbrachten ein Jahr mit den McCulloghs – ihre glänzende Reportage ist sowohl eine erschütternde Familiengeschichte als auch ein aufrüttelndes Porträt des amerikanischen “War on Drugs”. Die aus dem Buch entwickelte HBO-Miniserie "The Corner" wurde mit drei Emmy-Awards ausgezeichnet.
Author: Jamie Ford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. "Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
Author: Karolynne B. Ford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The spider doesnt know, till the wind begins to blow. What fate will, ever, have in store for it. To build among the trees could tempt the gentle breeze To test the strength of gossamer and wit. And as the web breaks down, and it tumbles to the ground, It is taken as a lesson learnt it life. Challenges are memories, with pride, the spider clings to these, For these are blessings hidden in the strife. The silken thread that binds it to foundations left behind it, Is all the spider ever has to trust. Web after web may tear, but the spider knows, somewhere, Theres a place where its efforts will prove just! Never be de-swayed, dreams are dreamt not made, But with faith and passion, dreams can all come true. When everything seems crazy, and perspective looking hazy Then the spider needs to get another view! As it comes across a wall, the spider has to crawl. Or like many others turn, and crawl some more. So as its fate directed, to the corner, now protected, The spider spins a banner to its war. Memories and chances, experiences, romances, Are captured in the web of life and skill, Loved and well protected, revered and respected The cobwebs in the corner linger still.
Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
This paperback edition of A Place on the Corner marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elijah Anderson's sociological classic, a study of street corner life at a local barroom/liquor store located in the ghetto on Chicago's South Side. Anderson returned night after night, month after month, to gain a deeper understanding of the people he met, vividly depicting how they created—and recreated—their local stratification system. In addition, Anderson introduces key sociological concepts, including "the extended primary group" and "being down." The new preface and appendix in this edition expand on Anderson's original work, telling the intriguing story of how he went about his field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.
Understanding the Workplace Beast in All of Us
Author: Richard Conniff
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
Tired of swimming with the sharks? Fed up with that big ape down the hall? Real animals can teach us better ways to thrive in the workplace jungle. You’re ambitious and want to get ahead, but what’s the best way to do it? Become the biggest, baddest predator? The proverbial 800-pound gorilla? Or does nature teach you to be more subtle and sophisticated? Richard Conniff, the acclaimed author of The Natural History of the Rich, has survived savage beasts in the workplace jungle, where he hooted and preened in the corner office as a publishing executive. He’s also spent time studying how animals operate in the real jungles of the Amazon and the African bush. What he shows in The Ape in the Corner Office is that nature built you to be nice. Doing favors, grooming coworkers with kind words, building coalitions—these tools for getting ahead come straight from the jungle. The stereotypical Darwinian hard-charger supposedly thinks only about accumulating resources. But highly effective apes know it’s often smarter to give them away. That doesn’t mean it’s a peaceable kingdom out there, however. Conniff shows that you can become more effective by understanding how other species negotiate the tricky balance between conflict and cooperation. Conniff quotes one biologist on a chimpanzee’s obsession with rank: “His attempts to maintain and achieve alpha status are cunning, persistent, energetic, and time-consuming. They affect whom he travels with, whom he grooms, where he glances, how often he scratches, where he goes, what times he gets up in the morning.” Sound familiar? It’s the same behavior you can find written up in any issue of BusinessWeek or The Wall Street Journal. The Ape in the Corner Office connects with the day-to-day of the workplace because it helps explain what people are really concerned about: How come he got the wing chair with the gold trim? How can I survive as that big ape’s subordinate without becoming a spineless yes-man? Why does being a lone wolf mean being a loser? And, yes, why is it that jerks seem to prosper—at least in the short run? Also available as a Random House AudioBook and an eBook From the Hardcover edition.
A WW II Era Story of a Neighborhood
Author: Melvin R. Bielawski
Category: Family & Relationships
THE CORNER provides an historical record of the life style of young men in what could be considered a typical neighborhood prior to and during the WW II period in America. Toledo, Ohio is the setting of this documentary. The specific scene is the corner of Junction Avenue and Lucas Street, located in a solid Polish/American neighborhood. The story could be written of many other neighborhoods and ethnic and racial groups throughout the United States. It just so happens that the writer was a member of this particular group and neighborhood. Dramatic changes have taken place since the time period addressed in THE CORNER. WW II impacted the way of life of all Americans. Ethnic and racial neighborhoods and groups are still located throughout the country but on a far less scale. Nicknames, a sign of popularity in most cases or of a special trait of the individual, are not as common in today's society. New and interesting developments have impacted the old meetings places and methods of communication amongst the young men throughout America. Television; new and interesting hobbies; and diverse civic, religious, and other group organizations that provide meeting places and many other features that make for a more effective life style of American youth have replaced the "old" but unforgetable meetings on the local "corners". Unfortunately a part of American culture and history are lost for the ages. THE CORNER captures a capsule of a part of American life during an era that has literally disappeared from the the American scene.
Author: Eddy Guerrier
From selling drugs in a street corner, Jonas Victor, through particular circumstances, opens his hearth and finds God. Unfortunately he also witnessed how low some men with the moral responsibility to elevate human souls, can let their basic twisted minds get the best of them. For Jonas all these represent a path to God.
Target Undercover Book 2
Author: Cecelia S. Davis
Publisher: Author House
Traffic comes to a screeching halt, horns blare and angry motorists start yelling as a young boy runs into the street, waving his arms. Fear is written on his countenance. "The corner! Stay away from the corner!" he shouts. The chaplain from the Youth Home in Edgerton, Kansas runs after him. "Come on, Jimmy!" he shouts, breathlessly. "Get out of the street. You're going to get run over." "I have to warn them!" he shouts back. "The corner! Stay away from the corner!" He pounds on the hood of a car. The chaplain grabs him and drags him away from on-coming traffic. The boy struggles and they both fall to the ground just as a bus rolls past. Jimmy starts crying, hysterically. "Someone has to warn them!" Finally, he yields to his captor in great sobs. "Its okay, Jimmy," the chaplain assures him. "Come on. Let's go back to the house. I know you think you did what you could." Cecelia Stanbrough-Davis
Author: Fred M. White
Publisher: Aeterna Classics
Nothing is the same after Countess Lalage moves in. She is a lovely woman with an enviable reputation and standing, but there is a strange mystery surrounding her. There is also a shadow of a great crime on her house. While it may sound hysterical, those who knew her found it impossible to ignore.
Author: Arnold Silveri
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Turning the Corner on Life is a book covering more than seventy years of my life. Like any other autobiography, its about family, friends, and the personal experiences we shared. It does not include every single thing that ever happened to me in my life. There are, however, numerous nostalgic references to music, movies, radio, television, sports, social /cultural political names, places, and events intermingled within the chronology of my life. Beginning with the happy carefree days I spent playing ball in the street and going to the movies. The times we went to Coney Island and Ebbets Field. The happy and not-so-happy days I spent as a teenager in junior high and hanging out on the corner. The love, loyalty, and compassion my wife, Connie, always displayedfrom our first meeting and throughout our marriageduring some tough, depressing times. And last but not least, the happiness we shared in the birth of our children and grandchildren.
150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A crochet border is the perfect finishing touch on the edges of any fiber project, but creating one often means shaping the edging around an unforgiving 90-degree angle. It’s no easy task, but Edie Eckman guides you through it with style and poise. This collection includes 150 vibrant crochet frames to suit every fiber need, with color photographs by John Polak that showcase the beautiful details of each technique. Now painless, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner!
Author: Harold J. Recinos
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Literary Criticism
Harold J. Recinos is the son of a Guatemalan father and Puerto Rican mother who at age twelve was abandoned to New York City streets. After living on the streets between the ages of twelve and sixteen, Recinos met a Presbyterian minister who had discovered the God of the oppressed while active in civil rights marches in the 60s. The minister took Recinos into his family, helped him kick a heroin habit, and enrolled him in school. Voices on the Corner documents life at the edges of American society in ways that are both personal and universal in the human experience. The poems provide a fresh insight into the existential experiences of people excluded from mainstream society. In a celebration of dazzling texture, poems here address issues of police brutality, gun violence, immigrants' rights, the blighted urban landscape, death, hunger, religious violence, drug addiction, pluralism, spirituality, family life, hope, and the pulse of everyday life in overlooked places.
Author: Ralph Masciulli
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Life in the 60's in a small Italian neighbourhood. The social dynamics are expressed in their simplicity with emphasis on their unique cultural benefits.
Author: Maureen Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
A moving contemporary novel set in Liverpool about the new residents of Victoria Square Victoria Macara lives in the old house on the corner. When the land is sold, she finds herself surrounded by new properties called Victoria Square. The newcomers include mismatched lovers, Kathleen and Steve; Rachel, who is attempting to forget a terrible tragedy; Sarah who is running away from an abusive husband, while Anna and Ernie are just after a quiet life. For Marie, Victoria Square is a refuge from the men who murdered her husband; for Judy, it means a fresh start after forty years of marriage to a man she'd thought she'd love for ever. But it is to Gareth - trapped in a hopeless marriage - that Victoria is particularly drawn . . .
Or, A Familiar Illustration of the Principles of Christian Truth ...
Author: Jacob Abbott
Category: Christian life
A Confrontation with the Truth
Author: David Sadring
Rex and Amy lived a peaceful, God-fearing life in the little town of Elk Valley, raising their two children to be moral, upright citizens in a world on the verge of war. Elk Valley was an idyllic place, far from the violence of big cities and troubled politics. Yet, even in the quietest of worlds, war can bloom. One morning, Rex awoke with a strange sense of foreboding—something was not right in his peaceful world. That fateful day, bombs fell on Elk Valley, as a New World Order brought chaos to planet Earth. Rex lost more than his home; he lost his wife, his daughter, and his son in the devastating blast. Suddenly, Rex’s world and the world of the humanity were in uproar as an apocalypse descended with hefty consequence. Rebuilding was necessary to survive, but how could Rex rebuild when everything he loved was so completely lost to him? It would take a miracle to bring Rex back from the brink, yet his faith grounded him in the world of the living. His prayers brought light to the darkness, and God was there to show him the necessary path back to life. Rex’s response to personal tragedy shapes the leader he is destined to become. Through respect, honor, and compassion, Rex finds purpose, and a divine visitor gives him the ultimate strength to carry on in a world drowning in malevolence.
Author: Marisa Carroll
The daughter of a champion driver, Mattie Clayton grew up feeling part of the thrill-a-minute racing world. But she sets herself up for real danger when she launches an investigation into a loved one's suspicious death. Especially when her search pits her against handsome, street-smart homicide cop Lucas Haines. Lucas works alone. The last thing he wants is a much-too-attractive, hotshot reporter shadowing his every move. But the NYPD detective is an outsider in the close-knit NASCAR community. He needs Mattie, whether he likes it or not. Now they've teamed up to catch a dangerous criminal, only to find that the love blindsiding them both may bring the greatest peril of all.
Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed
Author: Adam Bryant
Category: Business & Economics
Dozens of top CEOs reveal their candid insights on the keys to effective leadership and the qualities that set high performers apart What does it take to reach the top in business and to inspire others? Adam Bryant of The New York Times decided to answer this and other questions by sitting down with more than seventy CEOs and asking them how they do their jobs and the most important lessons they learned as they rose through the ranks. Over the course of extraordinary interviews, they shared memorable stories and eye-opening insights. The Corner Office draws together lessons from chief executives such as Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Carol Bartz (Yahoo), Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), and Alan Mulally (Ford), from which Bryant has crafted an original work that reveals the keys to success in the business world, including the five essential personality traits that all high performers exhibit—qualities that the CEOs themselves value most and that separate the rising stars from their colleagues. Bryant also demystifies the art of leadership and shows how executives at the top of their game get the most out of others. Leadership is not a one-size-fits-all skill, and these CEOs offer different perspectives that will help anyone who seeks to be a more effective leader and employee. For aspiring executives—of all ages—The Corner Office offers a path to future success.
Author: Daniel Matlin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In July 1964, after a decade of intense media focus on civil rights protest in the Jim Crow South, a riot in Harlem abruptly shifted attention to the urban crisis embroiling America's northern cities. On the Corner revisits the volatile moment when African American intellectuals were thrust into the spotlight as indigenous interpreters of black urban life to white America, and when black urban communities became the chief objects of black intellectuals' perceived social obligations. Daniel Matlin explores how the psychologist Kenneth B. Clark, the literary author and activist Amiri Baraka, and the visual artist Romare Bearden each wrestled with the opportunities and dilemmas of their heightened public stature. Amid an often fractious interdisciplinary debate, black intellectuals furnished sharply contrasting representations of black urban life and vied to establish their authority as indigenous interpreters. In time, however, Clark, Baraka, and Bearden each concluded that acting as interpreters for white America placed dangerous constraints on black intellectual practice. On the Corner reveals how the condition of entry into the public sphere for African American intellectuals in the post-civil rights era has been confinement to what Clark called "the topic that is reserved for blacks."