After surviving the loss of both her parents, one to illness and the other to abandonment, Bernice Rosin finds herself at a South Dakota orphanage that will never feel like home. Longing for a life free of poverty and misfortune, she takes matters into her own hands, determined to secure her own happily-ever-after no matter the cost.In 1948, a relocation West promises a life rich with upper-class pleasantries until a naive mistake shatters both Bernice’s pride and her heart. Convinced she can still rise above her allotted station, she returns to South Dakota to calculate her options.Desperate for a hero all her own, she singles out John Smith, a simple man with a kind heart and a gentle smile. John appears to be the perfect escape from a life fraught with disappointment. The fact that he comes with the baggage of two children and a past he seldom speaks of has little bearing on her new obsession. Caught unprepared for such cleverness and deception, John falls right into the path of Bernice’s affection as she has set her sights on changing her last name to Smith, even if she has to steal it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie O'Toole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142987/bk_acx0_142987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the British woman who built one of the world's greatest spy networks during World War II in a fraction of the time it takes to read the actual book! Once through the Preface and Introduction sections of Spymistress, chapter one details some of the history and beginnings which shaped the early life of Vera Atkins. Beginning with her birth in Romania and telling of her relationship with her father, Max Rosenberg. Rosenberg became somewhat of a mystery to the young Atkins as he remained faithful to his Jewish name at a time when he might have been much safer claiming his lawful German status. Due to Rosenberg's advice, "There is safety in conjecture," Atkins grew up learning to be a mass of conflictions. This served her well in later life, helping to confuse her enemies. Upon her relocation to Britain, Atkins followed another piece of her father's advice when he advised her not to sign any paperwork. She created her own identity and took her maternal grandfather's surname, which he had already changed from Etkins due to anti-Semitism in Russia. Atkins, along with her mother and two brothers, was estranged from Rosenberg during the First World War, living in Germany, trapped there by the outbreak of war. They sought refuge with Rosenberg's brother, a German soldier. Once reunited, Rosenberg had the finest horsemen and marksmen teach his daughter to ride and shoot, the best dance teachers taught her to dance, and she was sent to finishing schools in France and Switzerland in the hope she would adopt the upper class sophistications which would enable her to travel through any borders. In her teens, Atkins assisted her father in helping to get Zionists, disguised as peasants, past border guards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kay Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063167/bk_acx0_063167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the real-life experiences of his grandfather, JRR Tolkien, during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme. Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century London comes to a sudden and tragic end when his mother is killed in a workers' protest march. His father, Daniel, is barely able to cope with the loss. But a job offer in the coal mining town of Scarsdale presents one last chance, so father and son head north. The relocation is hard on Adam: the local boys prove difficult to befriend, and he never quite fits in. Meanwhile tensions between the miners and their employer, Sir John Scarsdale, escalate, and finally explode with terrible consequences. In the aftermath, Adam's fate shifts once again, and he finds himself drawn into the opulent Scarsdale family home where he makes an enemy of Sir John's son, Brice, who subjects Adam to a succession of petty cruelties for daring to step above his station. However, Adam finds consolation in the company of Miriam, the local parson's beautiful daughter with whom he falls in love. When they become engaged and Adam wins a scholarship to Oxford, he starts to feel that his life is finally coming together - until the outbreak of war threatens to tear everything apart. From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coal mine to the exposed terrors of the trenches in France; Adam's journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Coulson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004929/bk_rand_004929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book starts from the premise that the mode of production and its related relations of production are fundamental to understanding economic, social and political processes that occur in society. The central social cleavage in a capitalist society is between those who own and control the means of production, i.e. the bourgeoisie, and those hired to use those means of production, i.e. the proletariat. This fundamental contradiction has a structuring effect and influence on economic conditions and activities. This book seeks to explain how the class structure that prevailed in Dysselsdorp at the time of the 1972 land dispossession came into existence and what the dynamics were between the different classes and fractions of classes. It also attempts to clarify the processes of class formation, location, dislocation and relocation that underlined land possession and dispossession. Finally, the book unpacks four models of land restitution that the Dysselsdorp community adopted and sheds light on how they impact on class formation, differentiation, location, consciousness and its prospects for social cohesion.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yury (George) Chernavsky is a Russian producer, composer and songwriter. Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation. Member of performance rights organisations such as GEMA, BMI, and RAO. While living in Russia, obtained professional musical education in the First Music College in Tambov city, the Rachmaninov Tambov State Academy of Music (class of violin), and the Tambov Branch of the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts (composition, arrangement). After relocation to the United States, took master classes, SE-Hollywood (composer, producer, audio-movie business). Demonstrates a virtuosity in arrangement and in playing on violin, saxophone, keyboards, flute and East Asian exotic instruments.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Black River Public School is a college preparatory charter school located in Holland, Michigan with a young history. In the community, it is known for its small class sizes and its emphasis on independent thinking. The school educates 830 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Black River Public School was founded on July, 1996 after receiving a charter from Grand Valley State University. Its operations initially took place in the Federal School building on 8th street and during its four years there, added 14 portables due to the limited area of the building. The Board of Trustees decided a relocation was necessary and began to search for a new complex. BASF Corporation donated a 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) facility, originally occupied by the Holland Furnace Company, to the school in 1998.
This book examines the forced displacement of public housing residents in Sydney's Millers Point and The Rocks communities. It considers the strategies deployed by the government to pressure tenants to move, and the social and personal impacts of the displacement on the residents themselves. Drawing on in-depth interviews with tenants alongside government and media communications, the Millers Point case study offers a penetrating and moving analysis of gentrification and displacement in one of Australia's oldest and more unique working class and public housing neighbourhoods. Gentrification and Displacement advances work in urban studies by charting trends in urban renewal and displacement, furthering our understanding of public housing, gentrification and the effects of forced relocation on vulnerable urban communities.
Accounts that bear witness to the unutterable horrors German children endured during World War II One survivor tells of the fire bombing of Dresden. Another recounts the pervasive fear of marauding Russian and Czech bandits raping and killing. Children recall fathers who were only photographs and mothers who were saviors and heroes. These are typical in the stories collected in The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II. For this book Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, a childhood refugee himself after the fall of Nazi Germany, interviewed twenty-seven men and women who as children--by chance and sheer resilience--survived Allied bombs, invading armies, hunger, and chaos. 'Our eyes carried no hate, only recognition of what was,' Samuel writes of his childhood. 'Peace was an abstraction. The world we Kinder knew nearly always had the word war appended to it.' Samuel's heartfelt narratives from these innocent survivors are invariably riveting and often terrifying. Each engrossing story has perilous and tragic moments--school children in Leuna who are sent home during an air raid but are strafed as moving targets; fathers who exist only as distant figures, returning to their families long after the war--or not at all; mothers who are raped and tortured; families who are forced into a seemingly endless relocation that replicates the terrors of war itself. In capturing such experiences from nearly every region of Germany and involving people of every socio-economic class, this is a collection of unique memories, but each account contributes to a cumulative understanding of the war that is more personal than strategic surveys and histories. For Samuel and the survivors he interviewed, agony and fright were part of everyday life, just as were play, wondrous experience, and above all perseverance. 'My focus,' Samuel writes, 'is on the astounding ability of a generation of German children to emerge from debilitating circumstances as sane and productive human beings.' Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, a retired colonel in the U. S. Air Force, is the author of German Boy: A Refugee's Story and I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen, both published by University Press of Mississippi. He lives in Fairfax, Va.
An eye-opening investigation of the growing phenomenon of 'Relos,' the professionals for whom relocation is a way of life Drive through the newest subdivisions of Atlanta, Dallas, or Denver, and you&#8217;ll notice an unusual similarity in the layout of the houses, the models of the cars, the pastimes of the stay-at-home moms. But this is not your grandparents&#8217; suburbia, 'the little houses made of ticky-tacky'&#8212;these houses go for half a million dollars and up, and no one stays longer than three or four years. You have entered the land of Relos, the mid-level executives for a growing number of American companies, whose livelihoods depend on their willingness to uproot their families in pursuit of professional success. Together they constitute a new social class, well-off but insecure, well traveled but insular. Peter T. Kilborn, a longtime reporter for The New York Times, takes us inside the lives of American Relos, showing how their distinctive pressures and values affect not only their own families and communities but also the country as a whole. As Relo culture becomes the norm for these workers, more and more Americans&#8212;no matter their jobs or the economy&#8217;s booms and busts&#8212;will call Relovilles 'home.'