What struck Mattie was how confident they looked, as it they hadn't a care in the world. 'As if they owned it,' he thought. The men stood with their arms crossed over their chests, or with one hand resting on a hip.
Author: Alan Gibbons
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An exciting and very topical story about racism and bullying in the classroom with a plea to stand up for what you believe in.
They didn't seem willing to accept that the fact that Martin McGuinness was now in government meant that the Provisional IRA's ceasefire was locked in. ... They basically fight wars against what they see is the British state.
Author: Teddy Jamieson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Sports & Recreation
From the late 1960s, Northern Ireland has been mired in violence. Yet it has had seen more than its fair share of sporting heroes - from footballer George Best, through snooker champion Alex Higgins, to boxer Barry McGuigan. Life was tough for these working-class lads, but they could shine on the football field or find refuge at the town boxing club. For other kids, like the young Teddy Jamieson, a knockabout in the back-lanes was as good as it got, but at least they had their heroes. Watching McGuigan on telly, Teddy could feel proud to be Northern Irish. But sport - like everything else in Northern Ireland - could quickly turn nasty when politics were involved. This extraordinary journey through sport and the Troubles has it all: from Olympic gold-medals to Gaelic football; from death threats to reconciliations. Then there is Teddy's own story, as we learn how the age-old playground question 'Whose side are you on?' doesn't always have an easy answer.
Blair , by name : “ You go to Harlan County / There is no neutral there / You'll either be a union man or a thug for J. H. Blair . ” For the people of Harlan County , choosing sides was no playground game .
Author: James Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
An anecdotal history of the progressive movements that have shaped the growth of the United States, and the songs that have accompanied and defined them
Oak Publications also issued several songbooks of Broadside songs . Freisen and Cunningham were always broke , and not in good health . Somehow they managed to keep the magazine going for twenty - six years , except for a couple of ...
Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: A&C Black
A history, with a personal touch, of the American folk music revival is penned by a recording artist, songwriter, and former member of the Journeymen.
assigned to these characteristics and the behavioral expectations of boys benefited the status quo of the times, ... On the one hand he claims his critics have not read what he has written very carefully, or (self-deprecatingly) that he ...
Author: Elaine Harger
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Shattering any idea that librarianship is a politically neutral realm, this insider's account of seven debates from the floor of the American Library Association Council illustrates the mechanisms the governing body used to maintain the status quo on issues like racism, government surveillance and climate change. At play in each debate are rules of parliamentary procedure, appeals to authority, denial, and chastisement of librarians who pushed the ALA to make real its commitments to human rights and social justice. Providing a fascinating look at the Council's inner workings, the author parses debates concerning anti-apartheid boycotts; partnerships between ALA, McDonald's and the Boy Scouts of America; spying by the National Security Agency; censorship in Israel and the Occupied Territories; fossil fuel industry divestment; and the recent revival by ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom of the infamous film The Speaker.
Between these channels and the buckstays The construction on the other side of the furnace is the same ... In the central box is the reversing clap or butterfly , which is The size of the tank is regulated by the quantity of glass to ...
WHEN the Japanese first began to encounter Westerners in the 1500s they quickly became aware that there were fundamental differences in their attitudes and behavior regarding virtually every thing, from bathing (which the Japanese did ...
Author: Boye De Mente
Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books
Category: Business & Economics
The human brain has a left side and a right side and it is well known that the two sides are programmed to perform different functions. There is growing evidence that sexual gender, the language one first learns as a child, and the culture in which one is raised play primary roles in determining which side of the brain is engaged at particular times.
Al- though American Communists called for the United States to remain neutral from the first days of the war in September 1939 , they initially left little doubt as to which side they hoped to see defeated . The Sep- tember 11 Freiheit ...
But then there's a specific climax to this incident that really challenges anyone who truly wants to serve the one ... They are like those who had to choose which side they were on, but they have never really been on the right side.
Author: Joseph Traver
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
One of the key teachings in all of the Bible is that of Matthew Chapter 7 verse 14. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, spoke about a/the way to eternal life (heaven) as being one of great difficulty. In other words, Jesus was saying that if someone wants eternal life it won't be easy and there must be a searching and an uncovering in finding the way. In this book God uses the life and words of an ordinary man's changed life as a compass in/to helping you/people find that/the narrow path to eternal life.
I would be talking to 150 or 200 men (they were always men, maybe one or two women), inches from my face, in total dark, jammed into the room. I could hear them, smell them, but I could not see anyone. And no one would move.
Author: Thomas Geoghegan
The comic, poignant, one-of-a-kind book that ''reads like an enthralling novel'' (Studs Terkel). When it first appeared in hardcover, Which Side Are You On? received widespread critical accolades, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. In this new paperback edition, Thomas Geoghegan has updated his eloquent plea for the relevance of organized labor in America with an afterword covering the labor movement through the 1990s. A funny, sharp, unsentimental career memoir, Which Side Are You On? pairs a compelling history of the rise and near-fall of labor in the United States with an idealist's disgruntled exercise in self-evaluation. Writing with the honesty of an embattled veteran still hoping for the best, Geoghegan offers an entertaining, accessible, and literary introduction to the labor movement, as well as an indispensable touchstone for anyone whose hopes have run up against the unaccommodating facts on the ground. Wry and inspiring, Which Side Are You On? is the ideal book for anyone who has ever woken up and realized, ''You must change your life.''