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When a ten-year-old boy befriends a mysterious hobo in his southern Colorado hometown in the early 1940s, he learns about evil in his community and takes his first steps toward manhood by attempting to protect his new friend from corrupt officials. Though a fictional story, Alex and the Hobo is written out of the life experiences of its author, José Inez (Joe) Taylor, and it realistically portrays a boy's coming-of-age as a Spanish-speaking man who must carve out an honorable place for himself in a class-stratified and Anglo-dominated society. In this innovative ethnography, anthropologist James Taggart collaborates with Joe Taylor to explore how Alex and the Hobo sprang from Taylor's life experiences and how it presents an insider's view of Mexicano culture and its constructions of manhood. They frame the story (included in its entirety) with chapters that discuss how it encapsulates notions that Taylor learned from the Chicano movement, the farmworkers' union, his community, his father, his mother, and his religion. Taggart gives the ethnography a solid theoretical underpinning by discussing how the story and Taylor's account of how he created it represent an act of resistance to the class system that Taylor perceives as destroying his native culture.
A new beginning. . . or a bloody end?For reluctant vampires Deirdre Griffin and her lover, Mitch, the prospect of eternity is bearable--as long as they can spend it together. At their English seaside pub, The Black Rose, they charge tourists by the pint. . . of blood. But when Deirdre goes missing, everything is in peril of changing--most of all, Deirdre. For her blood is undergoing a strange metamorphosis, one that will leave her neither vampire nor human, but something entirely mysterious, and ultimately dead. Mitch knows only that whoever has taken her has also jeopardized his last link to humanity--their unborn child. But as he embarks on a desperate search, Deirdre faces an astonishing choice, one that will require she make use of her sharpest instincts, to the very last drop. . .
Let the bloody games begin. . . As a vampire, Deirdre Griffin has roamed the world satisfying the exquisite, ecstatic craving for blood that is her life force. And at last, her lover has joined her, hungry for his transformation, prepared to feed with her for eternity. Yet, for the first time, Deirdre feels fear. . . From the farthest corners of the globe to the underworld of Manhattan, enemies are closing in. For a rogue vampire is on the loose. And he isn't just killing humans. Now, the hunters are the prey. But someone else is coming for Deirdre-someone she cannot possibly defend herself against. Blood of her blood, flesh of her flesh-and craving the tangy, acrid, deadly smell of vengeance. . .
A new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards. Written by noted consultants and researchers attuned to the needs of practitioners, Governance as Leadership redefines nonprofit governance. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macrogovernance in exchange for less micromanagement. Informed by theories that have transformed the practice of organizational leadership, this book sheds new light on the traditional fiduciary and strategic work of the board and introduces a critical third dimension of effective trusteeship: generative governance. It serves boards as both a resource of fresh approaches to familiar territory and a lucid guide to important new territory, and provides a road map that leads nonprofit trustees and executives to governance as leadership. Governance as Leadership was developed in collaboration with BoardSource, the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations. Through its highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build effective nonprofit boards and offering credible support in solving tough problems. For the latest in nonprofit governance, visit www. boardsource. org, or call us at 1-800-883-6262.
Hunt, feed, repeat. . . Deirdre Griffin didn't choose to be a vampire. But she is. And she's determined to make the most of her fate. For Deirdre that means surrendering to the raging hunger ignited by even the slightest whiff of blood-a hunger that pulses through her body like a fever, demanding release. It means making friends in dark places-and savoring every hot, salty, bitter, revitalizing drop of life force the night has to offer. . .
The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. His white father has acknowledged him and raised him openly-something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his black heritage. Even within his own family he faces betrayal and degradation. So at the age of fourteen, he sets out toward the only dream he has ever had: to find land every bit as good as his father's, and make it his own. Once again inspired by her own history, Ms. Taylor brings truth and power to the newest addition to the award-winning Logan family stories.
A never-before-published collection of letters-an intimate self- portrait as well as the portrait of a century. Saul Bellow was a dedicated correspondent until a couple of years before his death, and his letters, spanning eight decades, show us a twentieth-century life in all its richness and complexity. Friends, lovers, wives, colleagues, and fans all cross these pages. Some of the finest letters are to Bellow's fellow writers-William Faulkner, John Cheever, Philip Roth, Martin Amis, Ralph Ellison, Cynthia Ozick, and Wright Morris. Intimate, ironical, richly observant, and funny, these letters reveal the influcences at work in the man, and illuminate his enduring legacy-the novels that earned him a Nobel Prize and the admiration of the world over. Saul Bellow: Letters is a major literary event and an important edition to Bellow's incomparable body of work. .
The Shadowmancer Returns By G. P. Taylor Can evil ever be destroyed? G. P. Taylor adds a higher definition to fiction in this sequel to Shadowmancer. Kate and Thomas have escaped the sorcerer Demurral and sailed to London with charismatic Jacob Crane. But trouble lies in wait when their ship is seized and they are lured into the darkest heart of the city-- to a street that will change their reality and their lives. Further north, Raphah returns and is joined by the most unlikely companion, Demurral's old crony, Beadle. They join together for a terrifying journey in search of their friends. Along the way, unknown enemies and a shadowy beast disturb and torment them. All paths lead to one place: a cursed street, hidden from the world--a place where souls are lost, fates are decided, and old enemies seek their revenge. About the Author G. P. TAYLOR has spent his life pursuing the secrets of God's universe. He has had a multifaceted career spanning the music industry and law enforcement. Today, he is the former vicar of Cloughton in England and lives near Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, richly steeped in history and folklore.
Surrender to the seductive world of Karen E. Taylor's Vampire Legacy series with these novels of two vampires who share blood in more ways than one. . . Vivienne Courbet may have lost her innocence over three centuries ago, yet in the eyes of those who sustain her with their delicious blood, she is a young, desirable beauty. But the eternal life Viv has reveled in is now facing a dire threat, one that has separated her from her blood sister, Deirdre, and may mean the end of their kind. For a dangerous cross-breed known as the Others has declared war on the vampire fellowship--and the fatalities have begun. . . Having fled to a small New England town, Deirdre Griffin and her lover, Mitch, have found a temporary respite in a place flowing with tourist dollars--and tourist blood. But when the Others inevitably close in, they won't go down without a fight--the bloodier the better. And when the battle calls for Viv and Deirdre to join forces, they will have to summon every morsel of hot, hungry, deadly thirst to live another lifetime. . .
The leading authorities in the field produced this comprehensive resource, which provides strategies and methods for fostering Transformative Learning (TL) practice in a wide variety of higher and adult education settings. The book answers relevant questions such as: What are effective practices for promoting TL in the classroom? What is it about TL that is most helpful in informing practice? How does the teaching setting shape the practice of TL? What are the successes, strengths, and outcomes of fostering TL? What are the risks and challenges when practicing TL in the classroom?
Praise for Women and Philanthropy "Women and Philanthropy provides unique and meaningful stories of scores of women philanthropists and describes how these women are making a difference through giving, partnering, leveraging, role modeling, and asking, and will help all women on their philanthropic journey, as well as nonprofits who are working with women as donors. " -Jennifer Buffett, philanthropist and president, Novo Foundation, New York, New York "Written for every development officer who wants to gain greater insight into charitable giving by women, this thorough, engaging book makes a compelling case for the importance of engaging women as volunteers and as donors. " -John Lippincott, president, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, D. C. "With in-depth information about the importance of diversity to women's giving and how the philanthropy of women has and will shape the future of the nonprofit sector, this critically important book provides insightful information for donors and nonprofit leaders alike. " -Emmett D. Carson, CEO and president, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Mountain View, California "Sondra, Martha, Buffy and their colleagues have led the way in examining the role and impact of women in giving, volunteering, and social involvement. Their latest volume is a must-read not only for anyone working in the nonprofit sector, but also for any donor, regardless of gender. " -Paulette V. Maehara, president and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Alexandria, Virginia "Women and Philanthropy provides a look at what has been, but more importantly, provides a road map for what is possible for women as donor leaders in changing the face of philanthropy. " -Christine Grumm, president and CEO, Women's Funding Network, San Francisco, California "A wise and exceptional book that breaks essential ground in the world of philanthropy by delving into the issues specific to women. " -Charles W. Collier, senior philanthropic advisor, Harvard University, and author, Wealth in Families, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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