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Burning Down The House

Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911190
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Describes the lives of two orphan girls, one from the Caucasus who is sold into the sex trade, the other who is adopted into the wealthy Zane family of New York, whose unwitting involvement in the world of international crime precipitates their downfall.

Burning Down The House

Author: Nell Bernstein
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589562
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When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month. One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled. Burning Down the House is a clarion call to shut down our nation’s brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.

Burning Down The House

Author: Lori Sjoberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 1537878786
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Firefighter Bruce Cobretti has never gotten over Megan Woodward, the woman he loved and lost. Now seven years later, a not-so-routine house fire brings them together and reignites their passion. Can he convince her that they’re meant to be together, or will his plans go up in flames? ***This short story was originally published in the Real Men Do It Better box set.***

Burning Down The House

Author: Russell Wangersky
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 0887628141
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Visceral and affecting, Burning Down the House is an insightful insider's account of the perilous world of firefighting and an unforgettable memoir of how, in finding his passion, Wangersky lost himself.

Burning Down George Orwell S House

Author: Andrew Ervin
Publisher: Soho PressInc
ISBN: 9781616954949
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Spending a few months on the Scottish Isle of Jura in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of 1984, Ray Welter, a former advertising executive, finds himself way out of his element when the eccentric locals, who believe there is a werewolf about, do not take kindly to a foreigner in their midst.

Burning Down The House

Author: James Sterngold
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780671709013
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An inside portrait of the rise and fall of the investment firm of E.F. Hutton chronicles the rivalry between two key players, the corruption and mismanagement that led to the company's decline, and the results of the collapse

21 Bringing Down The House Movie Tie In

Author: Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416564195
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Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars. Originally published as Bringing Down the House. Reissue. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Steinfeld & Allan Loeb, directed by Robert Luketic, releasing March 2008, starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, & others) (Current Affairs)

Burning Down My Masters House

Author: Jayson Blair
Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597775274
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Blair recounts in detail the events that led to his downfall as a journalist for "The New York Times," as well as his personal journey to make sense of the different pieces of the puzzle.

I Was Amelia Earhart

Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814203
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In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937. And she tells us about herself. There is her love affair with flying ("The sky is flesh") . . . . There are her memories of the past: her childhood desire to become a heroine ("Heroines did what they wanted") . . . her marriage to G.P. Putnam, who promoted her to fame, but was willing to gamble her life so that the book she was writing about her round-the-world flight would sell out before Christmas. There is the flight itself -- day after magnificent or perilous or exhilarating or terrifying day ("Noonan once said any fool could have seen I was risking my life but not living it"). And there is, miraculously, an island ("We named it Heaven, as a kind of joke"). And, most important, there is Noonan . . .

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.