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"A poet whose voice and message we trust. . . a singular and significant voice. You will not forget this neighborhood, or this poet. " from the foreword by Toi Derricotte From the twilight towns of the Rust Belt to the vivid inlets of New York City, Neighborhood Register is a ledger of the people, scenes, and sectors from which hidden music and meaning unearth. The collection evokes the beauties and difficulties within multi-racial families, the value of vernacular, and the unexpected resonances of common objects. "In his fine first collection, Jackson lyrically knits together time, memory, human desires and obligations and invites the kind reader to dance along to his bright measures, which sometimes resemble the life of a young poet, deeply enmeshed in the world, and sometimes reflect like a mirror. " - Cornelius Eady
One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men, women, and children, all but seven of the town's Jews. Neighbors tells their story. This is a shocking, brutal story that has never before been told. It is the most important study of Polish-Jewish relations to be published in decades and should become a classic of Holocaust literature. Jan Gross pieces together eyewitness accounts and other evidence into an engulfing reconstruction of the horrific July day remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His investigation reads like a detective story, and its unfolding yields wider truths about Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human responses to occupation and totalitarianism. It is a story of surprises: The newly occupying German army did not compel the massacre, and Jedwabne's Jews and Christians had previously enjoyed cordial relations. After the war, the nearby family who saved Jedwabne's surviving Jews was derided and driven from the area. The single Jew offered mercy by the town declined it. Most arresting is the sinking realization that Jedwabne's Jews were clubbed, drowned, gutted, and burned not by faceless Nazis, but by people whose features and names they knew well: their former schoolmates and those who sold them food, bought their milk, and chatted with them in the street. As much as such a question can ever be answered, Neighbors tells us why. In many ways, this is a simple book. It is easy to read in a single sitting, and hard not to. But its simplicity is deceptive. Gross's new and persuasive answers to vexed questions rewrite the history of twentieth-century Poland. This book proves, finally, that the fates of Poles and Jews during World War II can be comprehended only together.
On January 8, 1949, in the small town of Jedwabne, some nineteen kilometers from Lomza in Poland's historical province of Mazowsze, security police detained fifteen men. They were, to put it simply, a bunch of ordinary men. The opening sentence of their indictment reads, "Jewish Historical Institute in Poland sent materials to the Ministry of Justice describing criminal activities of the inhabitants of Jedwabne who engaged in the murder of Jewish people, as stated in the testimony of Szmul Wasersztajn who witnessed the pogrom of the Jews."
I guess I should have realized right away our new neighbors were going to be different. After all, the moving van that delivered their furniture had these words on the side: Intergalactic Movers--Across The U.S. Or Across The Universe.
This 119-page report examines South Africa's decision to treat Zimbabweans merely as voluntary economic migrants and its failure to respond effectively to stop the human rights abuses and economic deprivation in Zimbabwe that cause their flight and to address their needs in South Africa. Human Rights Watch spoke to almost 100 Zimbabweans in South Africa about their plight.
Neighbors--Jan Gross's stunning account of the brutal mass murder of the Jews of Jedwabne by their Polish neighbors--was met with international critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award in the United States. It has also been, from the moment of its publication, the occasion of intense controversy and painful reckoning. This book captures some of the most important voices in the ensuing debate, including those of residents of Jedwabne itself as well as those of journalists, intellectuals, politicians, Catholic clergy, and historians both within and well beyond Poland's borders. Antony Polonsky and Joanna Michlic introduce the debate, focusing particularly on how Neighbors rubbed against difficult old and new issues of Polish social memory and national identity. The editors then present a variety of Polish voices grappling with the role of the massacre and of Polish-Jewish relations in Polish history. They include samples of the various strategies used by Polish intellectuals and political elites as they have attempted to deal with their country's dark past, to overcome the legacy of the Holocaust, and to respond to Gross's book. The Neighbors Respond makes the debate over Neighbors available to an English-speaking audience--and is an excellent tool for bringing the discussion into the classroom. It constitutes an engrossing contribution to modern Jewish history, to our understanding of Polish modern history and identity, and to our bank of Holocaust memory.
Scott Young chronicles his son's early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil's paths have crossed - from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall - give a fascinating portrait of an enigmatic star.From the Paperback edition.
In the entire town of Massapequa Park, only I can see Muscle Man McGinty for what he really is. A phony. It's the summer of 1969, and things are not only changing in Tamara's little Long Island town, but in the world. Perhaps Tamara could stand to take one small step toward a bit of compassion and understanding? A terrific debut novel with truly vivid characters and a wonderful voice.
The sudden disappearance of Neil's skills in the kitchen is the real mystery in this culinary caper. Is a curse to blame? World-class chef--and royal pain in the neck--Neil Flambe is used to serving his dishes to resounding applause and overwhelming approval. And Neil's super-sensitive nose does more than enable him to cook sophisticated meals and run his own restaurant; it also allows him to help local police solve mysteries in his spare time. Then things start going wrong. His plates are returned. A group of critics visit the restaurant and leave completely dissatisfied. Worse yet, Chez Flambe is closed by an order of the Department of Health! Suddenly, Neil finds himself amid the cook-off of his life--and his entire reputation is at stake. Then he discovers the root of all his problems: a dark curse that has plagued Flambe chefs for centuries. Has Neil finally met a mess he can't smell his way out of?
A delicious blend of mystery, history, and top-notch cuisine. Neil Flambé may be fourteen years old, but he's also a world-renowned chef. Patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny boutique restaurant. But Neil is more than a fantastic cook--he solves crime too. Ever since he used his kitchen know-how and keen sense of smell to acquit a man of murder, he's been helping Police Inspector Sean Nakamura crack case after case.But when some of the best chefs in town turn up dead, the crime scenes turn culinary. Police are stumped, and the only clues are the scents of mysterious spices and a journal that may have belonged to... Marco Polo? Neil must find a way to connect the past with the present and solve the murders--or he could end up as the prime suspect!
Something smells fishy--and it's not the sushi--in this addition to the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls "good fun."World-class chef Neil Flambe isn't thrilled when his cousin Larry moves to Japan to work on an online manga comic book. Now who'll help him in the kitchen? But he finds a replacement in Gary the bike courier, and life, and the restaurant, moves on without Larry. That is, until the news that life may have really left Larry behind--he's been lost at sea. Neil is devastated. But then he checks Larry's online manga. There's a subtle change in the plot, something Neil and Larry had discussed--something only Neil would notice. Is this a cryptic message from beyond the grave--or is Larry still alive? Determined to find out, Neil heads to Japan to solve his next mystery.
A man and a woman are pushed by their friends to begin dating, but relationships are more complicated than a romance novel.
In the 1880s an oracle priest, Navosavakadua, mobilized Fijians of the hinterlands against the encroachment of both Fijian chiefs and British colonizers. British officials called the movement the Tuka cult, imagining it as a contagious superstition that had to be stopped. Navosavakadua and many of his followers, deemed "dangerous and disaffected natives," were exiled. Scholars have since made Tuka the standard example of the Pacific cargo cult, describing it as a millenarian movement in which dispossessed islanders sought Western goods by magical means. In this study of colonial and postcolonial Fiji, Martha Kaplan examines the effects of narratives made real and traces a complex history that began neither as a search for cargo, nor as a cult. Engaging Fijian oral history and texts as well as colonial records, Kaplan resituates Tuka in the flow of indigenous Fijian history-making and rereads the archives for an ethnography of British colonizing power. Proposing neither unchanging indigenous culture nor the inevitable hegemony of colonial power, she describes the dialogic relationship between plural, contesting, and changing articulations of both Fijian and colonial culture. A remarkable enthnographic account of power and meaning, Neither Cargo nor Cult addresses compelling questions within anthropological theory. It will attract a wide audience among those interested in colonial and postcolonial societies, ritual and religious movements, hegemony and resistance, and the Pacific Islands.
Paul Haydn was on his way home at last, to New York and the civilian life he longed for, after years of War. Yet he would never forget the tormented people, desperate for refuge in Berlin. They had survived the War - but now a new, sinister presence threatened them, their families, the whole of society.Now he discovered that, back home, some of his former colleagues had dangerous political sympathies, that someone was trying to discredit the woman he had once loved. The pattern seemed suddenly familiar. He began to realise why there was such interest in his counter-propaganda skills.
A sizzling e-novella from erotica author Nicole Camden!In this sexy erotic novella from Nicole Camden, crime scene photographer Debbie Valley loses the ability to recognize faces and must instead identify people by their bodies. Soon she finds that the wonders of Detective Marshall Scott's body never cease...and that he needs her to help catch a dangerous killer. The Nekkid Truth also features an exclusive excerpt from Nicole Camden's erotica e-serial, The Fetish Queen.
MATT RICHTER MAY BE DEAD, BUT HE'LL STILL CRACK THIS CASE. Meet Matt Richter. Private Eye. Zombie. His mean streets are the city of the dead, the shadowy realm known as Nekropolis. This place has always been ruled by the vampire overlords. Now they're plotting to destroy the city.... over his dead body.More pulp than Pulp Fiction, more butt-kicking than Buffy, Nekropolis is the first in a deathly new series.File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Zombie Detective | Undead City | Crime Overlord | Sexy Vampires ]
This volume collects all three novels in the Nekropolis sequence: Nekropolis ~ Dead Streets ~ Dark WarMeet Matt Richter. Private Eye. Zombie. His mean streets are the city of the dead, the shadowy realm known as Nekropolis. You've got to keep your head in Nekropolis. But when you're a zombie attempting to battle the vampire lords, that's not as easy as it seems...File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Tooth And Claw | Flirting With Danger | Underworld | A Head For Business ]e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-209-5From the Trade Paperback edition.
Nellie Oleson does not like living in Walnut Grove. It's dirty and dusty and full of poor farmers. One day a new girl, Laura Ingalls, comes to school. Laura's dress is too short, she doesn't wear shoes, and she lives out on the lonely prairie. But everyone wants to be Laura's friend. Nellie doesn't understand: If she's the prettiest and richest girl in Walnut Grove, shouldn't she be the most popular? Nellie will do anything to get Laura Ingalls out of her life, and one day her wish comes true. Something terrible does happen, but not just to Laura Ingalls--it happens to the entire town of Walnut Grove. Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic story On the Banks of Plum Creek introduced readers to Nellie Oleson. Now readers will see events unfold from Nellie's perspective in Nellie Oleson Meets Laura Ingalls, which is an enchanting and eye-opening look at Laura Ingalls's prairie foe.
On the morning of William Howard Taft's inauguration, Nellie Taft publicly expressed that theirs would be a joint presidency by shattering precedent and demanding that she ride alongside her husband down Pennsylvania Avenue, a tradition previously held for the outgoing president. In an era before Eleanor Roosevelt, this progressive First Lady was an advocate for higher education and partial suffrage for women, and initiated legislation to improve working conditions for federal employees. She smoked, drank, and gambled without regard to societal judgment, and she freely broke racial and class boundaries. Drawing from previously unpublished diaries, a lifetime of love letters between Will and Nellie, and detailed family correspondence and recollections, critically acclaimed presidential family historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony develops a riveting portrait of Nellie Taft as one of the strongest links in the series of women -- from Abigail Adams to Hillary Rodham Clinton -- often critically declared "copresidents."
Nellie is thankful to be living with her best friend Samantha and her wealthy family, but is afraid that she will not be able to keep the promise she made to her mother to hold the family together.
Nell Bishop, widowed mother of two children, is turning Twin Canyons into a dude ranch. One of her first guests is Travis Grant, a celebrity of sorts, a wannabe cowboy, an Easterner known for his books about the West. Nell's kids are crazy about him, and Nell...she could fall for him herself. But it's too soon to be thinking of love and marriage again. Too soon! Not only that, Travis seems intent on stirring up the town-by uncovering the mystery in its past....Look for more heartwarming titles from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, available now from Harlequin MIRA!
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