The Middle of Everywhere

Author: Mary Bray Pipher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156027373
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Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity.

The Middle of Everywhere

Author: Mary Bray Pipher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439560235
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Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity.

Hmong America

Author: Chia Youyee Vang
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252077598
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An unprecedented inside view of the Hmong experience in America.

Safe Haven A History of Refugees in America

Author: David W. Haines
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 1565493958
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The notion of America as land of refuge is vital to American civic consciousness yet over the past seventy years the country has had a complicated and sometimes erratic relationship with its refugee populations. Attitudes and actions toward refugees from the government, voluntary organizations, and the general public have ranged from acceptance to rejection; from well-wrought program efforts to botched policy decisions. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary and historical material, and based on the author s three-decade experience in refugee research and policy, "Safe Haven?" provides an integrated portrait of this crucial component of American immigration and of American engagement with the world. Covering seven decades of immigration history, Haines shows how refugees and their American hosts continue to struggle with national and ethnic identities and the effect this struggle has had on American institutions and attitudes.

To Improve Health and Health Care

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470922281
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Praise for previous volumes of To Improve Health and Health Care: "The particular strength of the book is the critical nature of the articles. These are not glossy renditions of the good deeds of the foundation; rather they examine in depth both what went right and what went wrong with the projects the foundation sponsored. Anyone with an interest in improving health care in America will want to know what can be done, and perhaps even more importantly, what cannot be done even by an independent institution with substantial resources to invest in new ideas." -- Jeremy Holtzman, MD MS, University of Minnesota Medical School, Doody Publishing (2002). "This is a useful guide to both the grant seeker and the planner of similar projects who address health and healthcare needs in communities." -- Ann H. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, George Mason University, (Doody Publishing, 1999.) Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the on-going anthology of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policy makers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years. This volume of the anthology covers Improving Quality of Care, Vulnerable Populations, Combating Substance Abuse, and other areas of concern

Jungen

Author: William S. Pollack
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228376
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Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440679460
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Villa America

Author: Liza Klaussmann
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426437821
Format: PDF
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Das Leben an der Côte d’Azur der 1920er Jahre ist aufregend. Und so weht stets ein Hauch von "The Great Gatsby" durch die Seiten dieses fabelhaften Romans. Im Herzen der Handlung stehen Gerald Murphy und Sara, in deren Haus Berühmtheiten wie Hemingway, die Fitzgeralds und Picasso verkehren. Auch Gerald ist Maler. Sara und er heiraten gegen den Willen ihrer Eltern. In der Villa America verbringen sie regelmäßig die Sommersaison inmitten ihres Freundeskreises aus exzentrischen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten. Heimlich beginnt Gerald eine Affäre mit dem Piloten Owen. Und im Laufe der Zeit trüben Intrigen und Eifersüchteleien das unbeschwerte Leben in der prächtigen Villa. Hat Saras und Geralds Ehe noch eine Chance? Liza Klaussmann ist ein mitreißender Künstlerroman gelungen, eine fein gezeichnete Milieustudie, in der fast alle Charaktere historisch belegt sind.