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Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

by Leigh Raiford

Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Raiford analyzes why activists chose photography over other media, explores the doubts some individuals had about the strategies, and shows how photography became an increasingly effective, if complex, tool in representing black political interests. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Raiford focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life. By putting photography at the center of the long African American freedom struggle, Raiford also explores how the recirculation of these indelible images in political campaigns and art exhibits both adds to and complicates our memory of the events.

Imprisoned in the Golden City

by Dave Jackson Neta Jackson

Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-2) to Christian heroes of the past.The two young Burmese girls had dreaded leaving their father, but he told them that the only safe thing was for the two of them to go live with the American missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson. May-Lo and Len-Lay really aren't sure what the danger is, and they don't know what to believe about their American foster parents. Could the accusations that the missionaries were English spies be true?When the Judsons leave the city of Rangoon to establish a mission work in Ava, the Golden City, the girls are taken along on the dangerous river trip that will separate them from their father by 350 miles. Will they ever see him again? Will they even make it to their destination? How will the emperor of Burma respond to Mr. Judson's petitions to give religious freedom to Christian converts?Their arrival is followed by eventual disaster. When the British attack the Burmese, all the white foreigners, including Adoniram Judson, are hauled off to the terrible Death Prison. Every clue indicates that the Judsons are spies, and a Burmese-English boy named Myat Rodgers is determined to prove their guilt. Should the girls tell the authorities what they know? Or will they all end up in the Death Prison?Without their father's help whom could they trust?

Imprisoned in the Golden City: Adoniram and Ann Judson (Trailblazer Books #8)

by Dave Jackson Neta Jackson

Imprisoned in the Golden City The two young Burmese girls had dreaded leaving their father, but he told them that the only safe thing was for the two of them to go live with the American missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson. May-Lo and Len-Lay really aren't sure what the danger is, and they don't know what to believe about their American foster parents. Could the accusations that the missionaries were English spies be true? When the Judsons leave the city of Rangoon to establish a mission work in Ava, the Golden City, the girls are taken along on the dangerous river trip that will separate them from their father by 350 miles. Will they ever see him again? Will they even make it to their destination? How will the emperor of Burma respond to Mr. Judson's petitions to give religious freedom to Christian converts? Their arrival is followed by eventual disaster. When the British attack the Burmese, all the white foreigners, including Adoniram Judson, are hauled off to the terrible Death Prison. Every clue indicates that the Judsons are spies, and a Burmese-English boy named Myat Rodgers is determined to prove their guilt. Should the girls tell the authorities what they know? Or will they all end up in--Death Prison? WITHOUT THEIR FATHER'S HELP, WHOM COULD THEY TRUST?

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by John Joseph Adams

The game is afoot! Night Shade Books is proud to present the fantastic adventures of the world's greatest detective - mystery, fantasy, science fiction, horror, no genre can escape the esteemed detective's needle-sharp intellect and intuition.This reprint anthology showcases the best Holmes short fiction from the last 25 years, featuring stories by such visionaries as Stephen King, Neil Gaimen, Laura King, and many others.

An Improbable Life

by Walter F. Mondale Lee C Bollinger Michael I. Sovern

Columbia University began the second half of the twentieth century in decline, bottoming out with the student riots of 1968. Yet by the close of the century, the institution had regained its stature as one of the greatest universities in the world.According to the New York Times, "If any one person is responsible for Columbia's recovery, it is surely Michael Sovern." In this memoir, Sovern, who served as the university's president from 1980 to 1993, recounts his sixty-year involvement with the institution, as well as his experiences growing up poor in the South Bronx and attending Columbia. Sovern addresses key debates in academia, such as how to make college available to all, whether affirmative action is fair, whether great researchers are paid too much and valuable teachers too little, what are the strengths and weaknesses of lifetime tenure, and what is the government's responsibility for funding universities. A labor-law specialist, Sovern also discusses his personal and professional accomplishments off campus, particularly his work to compensate victims of racial exploitation and his recommendations as chairman of the Commission on Integrity in Government.

Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy For America's Schools

by David L. Kirp

No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It can't start from scratch, and it can't fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can only serve a tiny minority of students. Whether we like it or not, most of our youngsters will continue to be educated in mainstream public schools. The good news, as David L. Kirp reveals in Improbable Scholars, is that there's a sensible way to rebuild public education and close the achievement gap for all students. Indeed, this is precisely what's happening in a most unlikely place: Union City, New Jersey, a poor, crowded Latino community just across the Hudson from Manhattan. The school district - once one of the worst in the state - has ignored trendy reforms in favor of proven game-changers like quality early education, a word-soaked curriculum, and hands-on help for teachers. When beneficial new strategies have emerged, like using sophisticated data-crunching to generate pinpoint assessments to help individual students, they have been folded into the mix. The results demand that we take notice - from third grade through high school, Union City scores on the high-stakes state tests approximate the statewide average. In other words, these inner-city kids are achieving just as much as their suburban cousins in reading, writing, and math. What's even more impressive, nearly ninety percent of high school students are earning their diplomas and sixty percent of them are going to college. Top students are winning national science awards and full rides at Ivy League universities. These schools are not just good places for poor kids. They are good places for kids, period. Improbable Scholars offers a playbook - not a prayer book - for reform that will dramatically change our approach to reviving public education.

An Improbable War?

by David Stevenson Holger Afflerbach

The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day. The focus of this volume is not on the consequences, but rather on the connection between the Great War and the long 19th century, the short- and long-term causes of World War I. This approach results in the questioning of many received ideas about the war's causes, especially the notion of "inevitability."

An Impromptu Proposal

by Carla Cassidy

The Baker BroodTHE HARD-NOSED DETECTIVEThe minute she walked in, he sensed trouble. Said her name was Colleen and that she was looking for someone named Sam Baker. Who was he? Her husband? Her lover? Private eye Gideon Graves could smell a scandal a mile away, and this mysterious gal sure had him curious....THE SECRETIVE WOMANIf Colleen told Gideon about Sam, he'd never take the case. Yet now the sexy detective thought he was searching for her runaway husband! So what was a very unmarried lady in love with Gideon Graves supposed to do?Four siblings in search of justice find unexpected love along the way....

Improper Arrangements

by Juliana Ross

France, 1866 A reckless infatuation nearly ruined Lady Alice Cathcart-Ross in her youth, but from the moment she spies Elijah Philemon Keating scaling a rock face without a rope in sight, the man awakens her long-buried desire. Alice has come to the high Alps in search of a mountaineer, and in Elijah she finds the guide of her dreams.Though Elijah is known as one of the greatest explorers of the age, a tragic accident has destroyed his taste for adventure and society. Elijah can't deny his attraction to Alice, but he resolves to avoid the entanglement that could accompany it. He promises Alice one week in the Alps, and no more.Alice agrees, valuing her independence above all else. But as the heights they climb by day are overshadowed by the summits of passion they reach at night, these vows become harder and harder to keep...For more improper lords and ladies from Juliana Ross, download Improper Relations today!38,000 words

Improper Miss Darling

by Gail Whitiker

A HIGHLY UNSUITABLE MATCHWhen Alexander, Viscount Stewart, arrives on Emma Darling's doorstep, protesting his brother's engagement to her younger sister, she's furious! Emma cares not a jot that Alex is the heir to an earldom and she's a society unknown-how dares this high-handed gentleman meddle in her family's private affairs? Buoyed up by anger, the last thing independent Emma needs is the realisation that she's developed an extremely inappropriate tendre for Alex himself. For if their younger siblings' match is considered unsuitable, a relationship between them is well nigh unthinkable...

An Improper Profession: Women, Gender, and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia

by Barbara T. Norton Jehanne M. Gheith

Journalism has long been a major factor in defining the opinions of Russia's literate classes. Although women participated in nearly every aspect of the journalistic process during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, female editors, publishers, and writers have been consistently omitted from the history of journalism in Imperial Russia. An Improper Profession offers a more complete and accurate picture of this history by examining the work of these under-appreciated professionals and showing how their involvement helped to formulate public opinion. In this collection, contributors explore how early women journalists contributed to changing cultural understandings of women's roles, as well as how class and gender politics meshed in the work of particular individuals. They also examine how female journalists adapted to--or challenged--censorship as political structures in Russia shifted. Over the course of this volume, contributors discuss the attitudes of female Russian journalists toward socialism, Russian nationalism, anti-Semitism, women's rights, and suffrage. Covering the period from the early 1800s to 1917, this collection includes essays that draw from archival as well as published materials and that range from biography to literary and historical analysis of journalistic diaries. By disrupting conventional ideas about journalism and gender in late Imperial Russia, An Improper Profession should be of vital interest to scholars of women's history, journalism, and Russian history. Contributors. Linda Harriet Edmondson, June Pachuta Farris, Jehanne M Gheith, Adele Lindenmeyr, Carolyn Marks, Barbara T. Norton, Miranda Beaven Remnek, Christine Ruane, Rochelle Ruthchild, Mary Zirin

Improper Relations

by Juliana Ross

Dorset, 1858When Hannah's caught watching her late husband's cousin debauch the maid in the library, she's mortified-but also intrigued. An unpaid companion to his aunt, she's used to being ignored.The black sheep of the family, Leo has nothing but his good looks and noble birth to recommend him. Hannah ought to be appalled at what she's witnessed, but there's something about Leo that draws her to him.When Leo claims he can prove that women can feel desire as passionately as men, Hannah is incredulous. Her own experiences have been uninspiring. Yet she can't bring herself to refuse his audacious proposal when he offers to tutor her in the art of lovemaking. As the tantalizing, wicked lessons continue, she begins to fear she's losing not just her inhibitions, but her heart as well. The poorest of relations, she has nothing to offer Leo but herself. Will it be enough when their erotic education ends? 22,000 words

Improper Seduction

by Mary Wine

A Rearranged Marriage Lord Curan Ramsden is home from war, and eager to claim his betrothed. And he arrives just in time--his bride's father has summoned her to London, to wed another man. But Bridget's father promised her to Curan, and Curan means to have her. Especially now that he sees the luscious young woman she has blossomed into. He'll just have to convince Bridget, somehow, that her heart is more important than her duty. . . Bridget Newbury has always done her duty--to her parents, to the church, to the man they selected as her betrothed. She knows what could happen if she disobeys her father. The king has put nobler women to death for lesser trespasses. But she was promised to Curan first, and his kisses are very tempting. . . Praise for the Novels of Mary Wine ". . .delightful characters and a charming romance. . .definitely a must-read." --Heather Graham on In Bed with a Stranger "A bold and lusty hero, a brave heroine, and intrigue at the royal court of Scotland. . .sexy and exciting as the Highland hills themselves!" --Elizabeth Hoyt on In the Warrior's Bed

Improper Seduction Bundle with In the Warrior's Bed, Bedding the Enemy, & In Bed with A Stranger

by Mary Wine

Improper Seduction Bundle Improper Seduction A Rearranged Marriage Lord Curan Ramsden is home from war, and eager to claim his betrothed. And he arrives just in time--his bride's father has summoned her to London, to wed another man. But Bridget's father promised her to Curan, and Curan means to have her. Especially now that he sees the luscious young woman she has blossomed into. He'll just have to convince Bridget, somehow, that her heart is more important than her duty. . . Bridget Newbury has always done her duty--to her parents, to the church, to the man they selected as her betrothed. She knows what could happen if she disobeys her father. The king has put nobler women to death for lesser trespasses. But she was promised to Curan first, and his kisses are very tempting. . . Praise for the Novels of Mary Wine ". . . delightful characters and a charming romance. . . definitely a must-read. " --Heather Graham on In Bed with a Stranger "A bold and lusty hero, a brave heroine, and intrigue at the royal court of Scotland. . . sexy and exciting as the Highland hills themselves!" --Elizabeth Hoyt on In the Warrior's Bed In the Warrior's Bed In this irresistible follow-up to her captivating debut, In Bed With a Stranger, Mary Wine revisits the McJames clan--their loves, their battles, their conquests. . . Cullen McJames will not have his honor sullied, certainly not by his clan's nemesis Laird Erik McQuade. So when McQuade tells the Court of Scotland that Cullen has stolen his daughter's virtue, Cullen steals the daughter instead. Since his brother wed a fetching lass, Cullen's been thinking he too needs a wife. A marriage could end the constant war between the clans. And looking on Bronwyn McQuade but once has put her in his dreams for a week. . . But Bronwyn won't go quietly. She won't be punished for what she did not do. Nor is she eager to live among the resentful veterans of McQuade wars. And however brave and beautiful a man Cullen may be, he has much to learn about a woman's fighting spirit. But as Bronwyn will discover, he has much to teach her as well. . . Bedding the Enemy Laird Keir McQuade is a newcomer to his title, and has much work before him to restore the McQuade honor. Finding a wife is an excellent start. He's duty-bound to go to court and swear homage to his king anyway, a perfect opportunity--were not court women trussed in stupid fashions and corrupted with false mannerisms. Of course, not every lady hides behind a powdered face. . . Helena Knyvett may be a daughter of the aristocracy, but in truth she is little but a pawn in her brother's ploys for power. Her smallest acts of defiance carry a heavy price. But one honorable man among a crowd of dandies could give her all she needs to change her fortunes--and set her free. . . Among the ruthless ambitions of England's powerful, love at first sight is a dangerous game. But the treachery, scandal, and treason that follow can unleash as much passion as it does adventure. . . "Sweeps you into the time period without taking a thing away from delightful characters and a charming romance. . . definitely a must-read. " --Heather Graham on In Bed with a Stranger In Bed with A Stranger An Imperfect Match Brodick McJames is an earl in name only. To secure his clan's future he needs an English wife. Mary Stanford, daughter of the Earl of Warwickshire, will suit perfectly. He's never met her, but what matter? She'll grace his bed eventually, and once she bears his child he need see her no more. Anne Copper looks just like her noble half-sister, but she was born illegitimate, and can never forget it. The best she can hope for is to stay a serving girl in her own father's house. But when Lady Mary finds herself betrothed to a Scot, it seems there's a use for Anne after all . . The woman who arrives in Alcaon is not what Brodick expects, and the passion that grows between them promises far more than a marriage of convenience. When fate draws two together, i...

The Improperly Pregnant Princess

by Jacqueline Diamond

Scandal Rocks Fairy-Tale Family Seems that the most proper Princess CeCe Carradigne has stunned New York society and royal watchers all over the globe with the announcement that she is marrying longtime business rival (and uncommonly sexy commoner) Shane O'Connell. The lady, recently hand-picked by her grandfather, the King of Korosol, to be the new ruler of the fabulously wealthy European country, is also said to be in...shall we say...a delicate condition. That must be the reason for the imperially instant nuptials. It certainly couldn't be love -- not with the public battles Her Highness and His Handsomeness have been said to have displayed lately. Or perhaps passion is ruling these noble newlyweds?

Improv Wisdom

by Patricia Ryan Madson

In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors. Let's face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a "script," it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own.Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real life challenges--whether it's dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life's never-ending surprises. Patricia Madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, including "Say Yes," "Start Anywhere," "Face the Facts," and "Make Mistakes, Please," helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor.

Improve Your Chess: Teach Yourself

by William Hartson

Improve Your Chess will help you to improve your technique and master your game. This lively new edition is written by William Hartston, an experienced chess player and daily columnist for the Independent. It is structured in 75 easy-to-follow lessons, clearly demarcated by level, so that you are challenged throughout. You will get to grips with complex strategy and the meta-principles which rule the relationship between pieces and their co-operation throughout play. All new concepts are demonstrated by illustrated worked examples, and you will get a chance to see these principles borne out in grandmaster play. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of chess FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Improve Your Copywriting: Teach Yourself

by Jonathan Gabay

Fully revised for today's practical copywriting requirements, Improve your Copywriting, by one of the UK's leading copywriters, reveals some of advertising's greatest creative secrets. From planning to implementation, it will guide you step-by-step through copywriting skills for a range of disciplines, including: - the internet - radio and TV - business-to-business - public relations - recruitment - charities - ...and many more! Throughout the book you'll find quick tips and author insights summarizsng what you have read and exercises for you to do. A practical glossary with useful addresses will help you to build you skills even further. So if you are ready to have fun whilst learning how to succeed in one of the most exciting areas of marketing communications, read this book and explore your full copywriting potential. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of copywriting. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Improve Your Eyesight with Eft*: *Emotional Freedom Techniques

by Carol Look

Based on an experiment conducted by EFT Master, Carol Look, "Improve Your Eyesight with EFT" invites you to improve your vision by releasing pent up emotions stored in your eyes. Emotions such as fear, guilt, anger and shame show up in every other part of our anatomy and physiology, why not in our eyesight? Considering that few doctors or lay people even entertain the idea that our eyesight could be improved by balancing our energy system with a simple method such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), the final results of the experiment were nothing short of fantastic. Approximately 75% of participants reported between a 15-75% improvement in their vision. . just from tapping on acupressure points while focusing on their emotions! EFT is the ideal tool to address emotional blocks that have been preventing you from seeing clearly.

Improve Your Piano Playing

by John Meffen

Sure, you play the piano...about as well as you played when your piano teacher, Mrs. Rosenberg, retired in 1979. Now the time has come to take your playing skills to the next level with Improve Your Piano Playing. Techniques are explained clearly so that anyone who already plays for personal pleasure or performance can eliminate recurring mistakes and master the art of workable fingering, expressive touch, phrasing, tone production, and pedaling. Through a structured process of practice, learning new pieces is made simple-the techniques focus on correcting frequent mistakes, dealing with tricky passages, and interpretation. A section on pianos and how they work contains information every musician should know. Mrs. Rosenberg is gone now, but you can still make her proud-with Improve Your Piano Playing.

Improve Your Writing: Fourth Edition

by Ron Fry

Improve Your Writing, now in an updated and expanded edition that covers online research, walks students step by step through the process of creating effective research papers and oral reports Ron Fry covers every element of the process selecting a topic, library and online research, developing an outline, writing from the first draft to the final draft, proofreading, and much more.

The Improvement Guide

by Thomas W. Nolan Kevin M. Nolan Gerald J. Langley Lloyd P. Provost Ronald Moen Clifford L. Norman

This new edition of this bestselling guide offers an integrated approach to process improvement that delivers quick and substantial results in quality and productivity in diverse settings. The authors explore their Model for Improvement that worked with international improvement efforts at multinational companies as well as in different industries such as healthcare and public agencies. This edition includes new information that shows how to accelerate improvement by spreading changes across multiple sites. The book presents a practical tool kit of ideas, examples, and applications.

Improving Access to and Confidentiality of Research Data: Report of a Workshop

by Committee on National Statistics

A report on Improving Access to and Confidentiality of Research Data

Improving Health In The United States

by The National Academy of Sciences

Despite large expenditures on healthcare and medical technology, the United States still ranks 32nd in the world for life expectancy. The missing piece is the impact of factors such as housing quality, exposure to pollutants, food quality, and the lack of exercise--which leads to high obesity rates. Prepared by the Committee on Health Impact Assessment, this detailed work looks at integrating the possible effects on health into factors such as decisions over land use and provision of transportation options. The book closes with six appendixes, including a dictionary and a summary of health impact assessment guides. No index is provided. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Improving Healthcare Team Performance

by Leslie Bendaly Nicole Bendaly

Practical, proven techniques for improving team performance in the health care worldTeams and collaboration have become an expectation in most healthcare facilities and environments. It is accepted that high performance, patient focused teams are critical to quality patient care. However, there is often a wide gap between traditional practices and the new behaviours and practices required for teamwork and collaboration. Improving Health Care Team Performance goes beyond theory to provide the knowledge, tools, and techniques required to develop a single team, or to develop an organization wide team based culture, from which exceptional patient care emerges.Most uniquely it emphasizes that effective teamwork goes far beyond team dynamics and provides detailed description of additional requirements, such as shared learning and change compatibility, and how to fulfill them.A practical handbook for healthcare leaders striving to ensure a superior patient experience and high quality of care, Improving Healthcare Team Performance not only provides specifics on how to develop high functioning teams, whether multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or departmental but also offers those dealing with the common healthcare leadership challenges of low morale, poor communication, interpersonal conflict, and lack of knowledge sharing the tools to take immediate action to improve performance. Providing a proven approach to addressing and preventing everyday issues impacting patient care, Improving Health Care Team Performance contains everything needed to identify areas of greatest need within a team or department, take targeted action to address key gaps, and measure progress towards positive change.Presents a clear depiction of what constitutes collaboration and a high-performing patient focused team. This includes the skills and practices required to improve team performance and ultimately the quality of patient care, how to develop new attitudes and behaviours within the team, as well as the leadership requirements for success in a patient focused, team based culture.Provides a set of development tools accessible online to help the reader quickly and easily apply the knowledge gleaned.Offers targeted solutions including tips/recommendations, a step-by-step approach for affecting necessary change at every level of the organization, and skills and team development activities.Designed for leaders working in any healthcare environment, Improving Health Care Team Performance is a practical approach to improving team performance and the quality of patient care.

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