Navyland describes the many adventures encountered by QM3 Joe Callihan, while serving in the Navy Reserve and on active duty. Navyland runs a gaumet of emotions, as some evoke anger, others laughter, and still others enlightenment as to life in the military during the Viet Nam Era. This 180 page book contains 32 exciting chapters of adventure.
"Demons of Democracy" provides a glimpse of the inadequate education lawyers receive, which will shock the reader and shake their faith in a once elite profession. "Demons of Democracy" displays that all legislation emanating from the halls of power is tainted by a group that was once the sentinels of democracy, but now looks to undermine it.
Through egregious examples and detailed research, "Demons of Democracy" exposes a profession whose primary purpose is to accumulate wealth at the expense of a captive public audience.
Those interested in hiring a lawyer might think twice after discovering what Davis has to say about their role in deconstructing the American economy.
The greatest counter-culture lawyer of his time. His trials have garnered him acclaim as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers of the century. He's the white tornado in court, a semantic samurai, a shaman, a bard, a hero to some, a trickster to others, and always a force to be reckoned with, respected by all. This is a no-holds barred examination of the man, his renegade lifestyle, his resolute beliefs, and the legal system he serves and transforms. Filled with murder, drugs, and death-penalty cases, snitches, the psychological elements of crime, the nullification of and nexus with juries, closing arguments, and more, Lust for Justice pulls the black robe off the justice system to reveal what it is: a railroad to prison for minorities. In Lust for Justice, you view the law through the eyes of one of its greatest practitioners - and you'll never look at it the same way again.
Zygielbaum's Journey is the story of Shmuel Zygielbaum, a Jewish labor leader, who sought desparately to alert the world to the Nazi plot to annihilate the Jews. It is a dynamic tale of suspense and irony.
Writing about the economic collapse and social unrest of her 1970s childhood in Buffalo, New York, Laura Pedersen was struck by how things were finally improving in her beloved hometown. As 2008 began, Buffalo was poised to become the thriving metropolis it had been a hundred years earlier—only instead of grain and steel, the booming industries now included health care and banking, education and technology. Folks who'd moved away due to lack of opportunity in the 1980s talked excitedly about returning home. They missed the small-town friendliness, and it wasn't nostalgia for a past that no longer existed—Buffalo has long held the well-deserved nickname the City of Good Neighbors. The diaspora has ended. Preservationists are winning out over demolition crews. The lights are back on in a city that's usually associated with blizzards and blight rather than its treasure trove of art, architecture, and culture. Buffalo Unbound is a humorous and heartfelt look at the rise, fall, and rebirth of the great Rust Belt city.
Imagine Foxfire living while Sleeping with the Enemy in the hills of Tennessee when the enemy totes a Bible and packs a .38. Mike shoved and slapped but his primary tools were isolation and economic abuse. Until he discovered the power of the Lord. As the Sycamore Grows is a nonfiction narrative about ending the legacy of abuse. Ginger McNeil was brought up to pray and obey, but she escaped the padlocked cabin in the woods where she lived off the land with no electricity or telephone. Today she’s a court advocate in the domestic court system. A briefcase-carrying professional woman. Her husband Mike admits the abuse, holds no remorse and would do it all again. God made women to serve, he says. It’s their job. Both Ginger and Mike speak, as do family, friends, ex-spouses and others. Thus Ginger is revealed as a flawed heroine who as a rebellious teenage bride abandoned her baby. Mike ran away from his father’s fists but years later glimpsed himself in his father’s casket. From south Texas to Tennessee the couple spiral down into poverty---by Mike’s choice---and abuse enforced by religion and a pistol. Threading through the story is loss: the alienation of families, a spiritual void from betrayal by their church, and the death of the son Ginger had abandoned. It’s this teenage boy’s suicide, symbolized by a sycamore tree, which becomes the wedge that allows Ginger to break free and ultimately work to help batterers change. Will Mike change? Will the legacy of abuse end?
A memoir by two new authors who 30 years ago found themselves in a new and unique relationship - with each other - though both were married and each had four children.
Learn about the journey that changed their lives in ways they never would have imagined.
They describe their joy of finding each other while navigating through the pain each experienced during the early years of their relationship. Come to understand how two separate families learned to navigate the challenges that changed the lives of these women and their children. After 30 years, their relationship with each other and their eight children continue to grow.
In telling their story, Bonnie and Jane hope to show that same gender relationships are healthy, nurturing ones that provide strong family connections, support, and love. They see this book as a message of compassionate tolerance, respect, and equality - and a positive message for gay youth and their families.