Novelist "Cara Brookins escaped an abusive marriage with four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself.
Author: Cara Brookins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.
Stem wall The foundation stem wall is constructed on the concrete footing using ... the bottom of the floor framing and lifts the house out of the ground.
Author: Dennis Fukai
This is a "how-to" book on the construction of a small, simple and sustainable house. The book uses detailed illustrations, captioned text, short videos, and 3D models to walk the reader through eight distinct phases of construction. Readers are also encouraged to build 3D construction models for their own projects. Each chapter ends with a "Hands-On" section with how-to tutorials that include navigating through a design model, excavating a model base, assembling a foundation wall, fabricating and erecting framing members, extruding 3D objects from 2D details, and running pipes and wires through the walls and ceiling.
If animals built your house, would you live in it? This unique story alternatives between the narrator telling the reader what kind of house you would live in if an animal built it, and some fun facts about each!
Author: Bill Wise
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Explore animal habitats how they engineer their homes in this beautifully illustrated STEM book for kids. Filled with imaginative questions, animal facts, and educational backmatter, If Animals Built Your House is perfect for your elementary classroom or family library. If animals built your house, would you live in it? This unique story alternatives between the narrator telling the reader what kind of house you would live in if an animal built it, and some fun facts about each! Perfect for teachers looking for STEM/STEAM books for kids 5-7, and books that highlight engineering for kids, innovation, and how things work for kids. If a tree squirrel built your house, no one could ever sneak up on you. Your house might look like just a jumble of leaves, but it's really a tightly woven, waterproof ball. No hard walls here—this furry builder used its body like a rolling pin to make a soft, cozy room. Just watch out for that first step out your front door! Animals featured include squirrels, termites, grouper, honeybees, chimpanzees, tree frogs, polar bears, and more! Backmatter Includes: Explore More for Kids: photos of all of the animals in the book, what their homes look like, and why they build them Explore More for Teachers & Parents: read-aloud suggestions, a STEAM design challenge, and more!
It was an old house; built in 1832, it had a plaque on the garden wall giving the date and the name of the architect. In the cellar there was a walled-up ...
Author: Jackie McGregor
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Does where you have lived help shape who you become? A book that will tug at the heart strings and make you smile... In this unique anthology of memories, famous faces from the worlds of television, music, film and books reveal insightful, sometimes surprising and often funny stories about places from their pasts. Touching on childhood, love, loss and happiness, the deeply personal memories have never been shared before. With original contributions from: Fearne Cotton, Nigel Havers, Cherie Blair, Jo Brand, Deborah Moggach, Sir Tony Robinson, Bill Oddie, Lembit Opik, Rowan Coleman, Fenella Fielding, Lorraine Kelly and many more...
Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science Noretta Koertge. A HOUSE BUILT ON SAND This page intentionally left blank A HOUSE BUILT ON SAND.
Author: Noretta Koertge
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Cultural critics say that "science is politics by other means," arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites. They base their claims on historical case studies purporting to show the systematic intrusion of sexist, racist, capitalist, colonialist, and/or professional interests into the very content of science. In this hard-hitting collection of essays, contributors offer crisp and detailed critiques of case studies offered by the cultural critics as evidence that scientific results tell us more about social context than they do about the natural world. Pulling no punches, they identify numerous crude factual blunders (e.g. that Newton never performed any experiments) and egregious errors of omission, such as the attempt to explain the slow development of fluid dynamics solely in terms of gender bias. Where there are positive aspects of a flawed account, or something to be learned from it, they do not hesitate to say so. Their target is shoddy scholarship. Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history, philosophy, and science, this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.
–Marianne Williamson By the time we moved into our office, we had 35 houses and over 70 tenants. Jesus kept multiplying those loaves.
Author: ED WALKER
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Hope into Action, a charity founded by Ed Walker has a vision – of the church at the forefront of the fight against homelessness. Since 2010 it has worked in partnership with churches to supply homes, support, friendship and love for the homeless and marginalized, earning the Guardian’s Public Service Award in 2017 and an award from the Centre for Social Justice. Here, Ed tells his story of faith and struggle as he and his wife Rachel stepped out in faith, developed a new theology of sharing and saw both tragic and wonderful outcomes. Visionary, inspiring and touching, Ed’s experiences show how we can meet and grow in Christ as we interact with those in the shadows and those hidden in darkness.
be networked, notably Festival's one concession to popular taste, launched when the Company was launched, the serial The House that Jack Built.
Author: Eileen Dewhurst
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Sue Halliday has spent the first sixteen years of her life appearing in Festival TV’s long-running programme The House that Jack Built. Infatuated with her co-star Ralph Boyd, she documents her feelings in a private diary, never thinking that it could be stolen. Sinister telephone calls threatening to make the diary public make Sue feel that she is unable to trust anyone around her, and any one of her fellow actors could be the voice making her pay for her feelings. Then accidents to characters in the serial parallel accidents to the actors in real life and Sue is implicated in an increasingly murderous chain of events
It's a bigger private house than they've ever built before; and, from their point of view, the most damned awful site that they've ever seen.
Author: Dornford Yates
Publisher: House of Stratus
A comic romp featuring the famous ‘Berry’ Pleydell and based on Yates’ own experience of building a house for himself in the Pyrenées – sumptuous, expensive and idyllically located. The house was seized by the Germans during World War II, and this tale gives a hilarious account of its construction and early life. Yates at the peak of his form.
To follow the carpenter's son is to lay it all on the line to build something greater than a house or even a marriage or family. To follow the carpenter's ...
Author: James Smith
Publisher: Xulon Press
We are all carpenters; we are all building something. We are building families, marriages, careers, relationships, and legacies. God has the plans for you: plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jer 29: 11) If God has these great plans for you, wouldn't you want to build the great things He has in store? The House that Richard Built will take you on a life-changing journey into the world of a master carpenter! Some of the things you will learn: What it means to "measure twice and cut once" What to do when the roof comes crashing down How to ensure you're building on the right foundation How to focus so you hit the nails And much more! It's your life that's under construction. This book is the power tool you need! James Smith learned the lessons that he shares in this book by working with Richard, his stepfather, as a young man. In his life, he has been a soldier, a high school teacher, a college instructor, a trainer, and a graduate Bible student. He combines his varied life experiences and the skills of carpentry with biblical wisdom in a way that readers will find useful and refreshing. With sincerity and openness about his own life mistakes, James helps his readers identify and apply life lessons that will help them build the life that God has planned.
Before the House That Ruth Built was constructed on City Plot 2106, Lot 100, a lumber mill Library, Cooperstown, New York) The construction of the Yankee ...
Author: Robert Weintraub
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
The untold story of Babe Ruth's Yankees, John McGraw's Giants, and the extraordinary baseball season of 1923. Before the 27 World Series titles -- before Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter -- the Yankees were New York's shadow franchise. They hadn't won a championship, and they didn't even have their own field, renting the Polo Grounds from their cross-town rivals the New York Giants. In 1921 and 1922, they lost to the Giants when it mattered most: in October. But in 1923, the Yankees played their first season on their own field, the newly-built, state of the art baseball palace in the Bronx called "the Yankee Stadium." The stadium was a gamble, erected in relative outerborough obscurity, and Babe Ruth was coming off the most disappointing season of his career, a season that saw his struggles on and off the field threaten his standing as a bona fide superstar. It only took Ruth two at-bats to signal a new era. He stepped up to the plate in the 1923 season opener and cracked a home run to deep right field, the first homer in his park, and a sign of what lay ahead. It was the initial blow in a season that saw the new stadium christened "The House That Ruth Built," signaled the triumph of the power game, and established the Yankees as New York's -- and the sport's -- team to beat. From that first home run of 1923 to the storybook World Series matchup that pitted the Yankees against their nemesis from across the Harlem River -- one so acrimonious that John McGraw forced his Giants to get to the Bronx in uniform rather than suit up at the Stadium -- Robert Weintraub vividly illuminates the singular year that built a classic stadium, catalyzed a franchise, cemented Ruth's legend, and forever changed the sport of baseball.
Margaret E. Reiling. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT HIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. This is the THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.
Author: Margaret E. Reiling
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: True Crime
This is a story that is based on truth. Over forty years ago three young lives were taken. They never had a chance for justice until now. But what actually had happened is the wrong man has been convicted of this heinous crime. The real murderer was never tried or convicted. He walked through life with this lie and got away with it. How do I know? He was my father. This is a journey inward to find the disturbing truth about a man that was a mystery to all.
Author: Caitlind L. AlexanderPublish On: 2015-01-13
TheHouse Built by Ghosts / Caitlind L. Alexander Summary: Abrief look at the strange house builtby ghosts,the Winchester Mystery House of San Jose, ...
Author: Caitlind L. Alexander
Publisher: Learning Island
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
It has over 160 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, but only one shower. It has stairs that lead to the ceiling, and doors that, when stepped through, will drop you a story or more. It has 10,000 windows, a number of which are placed on inside walls, including a stained glass window made by one of the most expensive companies in the world, Tiffany. This is the Winchester Mystery House, the house built by spirits; and here is the story of how it came to be. Find out about this strange place and how it was built in this fun 15-minute book. Ages 8 and up. Reading Level: 6.9 LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Another was Elizabeth Bay House, built in the 1830s for Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay. Both these properties enjoy direct links to the early days of ...
Author: James Colman
This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of our cities and bring about lasting political and legal reform. This is the story of the house that Jack Mundey built. Without the green bans movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would look very different. Pulling together an unlikely alliance of environmentalists and union players earned Jack Mundey a reputation as both the ‘best-known unionist and best-known conservationist in Australia’. Under his leadership, the movement fought against the slash-and-burn philosophy that almost saw The Rocks fitted out with high-rise buildings, a highway through the centre of Glebe and total development of Centennial Park. In this long-awaited book James Colman reflects on Jack’s remarkable life and his ongoing legacy. Mundey overturned the bulldozer mentality of the 1960s and 1970s and helped to persuade Australians everywhere to cherish and protect the hertitage of special buildings, places and sites.