At the Dark End of the Street

At the Dark End of the Street
Author: Danielle L. McGuire
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307389243
ISBN 13: 9780307389244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Dark End of the Street Book Review:

A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.

At the Dark End of the Street

At the Dark End of the Street
Author: Danielle L. McGuire
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 0307594475
ISBN 13: 9780307594471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Dark End of the Street Book Review:

Groundbreaking, controversial, and courageous, here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against Black women by white men. "An important step to finally facing the terrible legacies of race and gender in this country.” —The Washington Post Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written. In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against Black women and added fire to the growing call for change.

Catwoman the Dark End of the Street

Catwoman  the Dark End of the Street
Author: Ed Brubaker,Darwyn Cooke,Mike Dalton Allred,Cameron Stewart
Publsiher: Dc Comics
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781563899089
ISBN 13: 1563899086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catwoman the Dark End of the Street Book Review:

Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allred For years, Selina Kyle has prowled the skyline of Gotham City as its most famous thief, Catwoman. But when word spreads of Catwoman's demise, Selina decides to leave the costumed world behind and continue her trade cloaked in the shadows. Unable to enjoy her newfound anonymity for too long though, Selina decides that she must return to her infamous persona. Donning a new costume and attitude, Catwoman returns to the streets and sets her sights on the serial killer that has been preying upon the streetwalkers she calls friends.

Dark End of the Street

Dark End of the Street
Author: Ace Atkins
Publsiher: HarperTorch
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780060004613
ISBN 13: 0060004614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark End of the Street Book Review:

Hired to track down a friend's lost brother, Nick Travers finds himself in the casinos of Tucina, where meets up with the local mafia, a zealous gubernatorial candidate with shady connections, and an Elvis-obsessed killer. Reprint.

LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET

LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET
Author: DIANE. CHAMBERLAIN
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781472271211
ISBN 13: 1472271211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Street

The Street
Author: Ann Petry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-23
ISBN 10: 0547525346
ISBN 13: 9780547525341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Street Book Review:

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TAYARI JONES “How can a novel’s social criticism be so unflinching and clear, yet its plot moves like a house on fire? I am tempted to describe Petry as a magician for the many ways that The Street amazes, but this description cheapens her talent . . . Petry is a gifted artist.” — Tayari Jones, from the Introduction The Street follows the spirited Lutie Johnson, a newly single mother whose efforts to claim a share of the American Dream for herself and her young son meet frustration at every turn in 1940s Harlem. Opening a fresh perspective on the realities and challenges of black, female, working-class life, The Street became the first novel by an African American woman to sell more than a million copies.

Dark End of the Spectrum

Dark End of the Spectrum
Author: Anthony S. Policastro
Publsiher: Outer Banks Publishing Group
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 1452402345
ISBN 13: 9781452402345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark End of the Spectrum Book Review:

"The family elements in the story - the real struggles with marriage, raising a family, making a living, and just trying to enjoy life - have broadened the book's appeal to a wider audience, primarily women who are not into technology."DARK END OF SPECTRUM will make you think twice before turning on your cell phone or PDA!DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a frighteningly plausible and headline ripping tale of the real threats that loom in cyberspace and beyond with a Michael Crichton realism. Based on the author's years of research into the hacker culture.DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a thriller that will connect with everyone with a cell phone, PDA or wireless device.When a group of digital terrorists known as ICER take over the US power grid and the cell phone network, they give the government an ultimatum - bomb the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan with nuclear weapons to put an end to Al-Quada or they will start downing commercial airliners. When the government refuses, ICER destroys most of the downed aircraft in airports all over the country. When ICER sends a pulse that will kill millions on the East Coast, only security expert Dan Riker can stop them, but ICER has kidnapped Dan's family.Will Dan save his family or will millions die?

Fentanyl Inc

Fentanyl  Inc
Author: Ben Westhoff
Publsiher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 080214795X
ISBN 13: 9780802147950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fentanyl Inc Book Review:

A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. “A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,” writes Ben Westhoff. “These are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs”—and all-too-often tragically lethal. Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spice—and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe— were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs’ effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. He tracks down the little-known scientists who invented these drugs and inadvertently killed thousands, as well as a mysterious drug baron who turned the law upside down in his home country of New Zealand. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China’s vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it. Poignantly, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U.S. and Europe. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. From its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many.

The Big Fix

The Big Fix
Author: Tracey Helton Mitchell
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1580056040
ISBN 13: 9781580056045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Fix Book Review:

After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good. With raw honesty and a poignant perspective on life that only comes from starting at rock bottom, The Big Fix tells her story of transformation from homeless heroin addict to stable mother of three—and the hard work and hard lessons that got her there. Rather than dwelling on the pain of addiction, Tracey focuses on her journey of recovery and rebuilding her life, while exposing the failings of the American rehab system and laying out a path for change. Starting with the first step in her recovery, Tracey re-learns how to interact with men, build new friendships, handle money, and rekindle her relationship with her mother, all while staying sober, sharp, and dedicated to her future. A decidedly female story of addiction, The Big Fix describes the unique challenges faced by women caught in the grip of substance abuse, such as the toxic connection between drug addition and prostitution. Tracey’s story of hope, hard work, and rehabilitation will inspire anyone who has been affected by substance abuse while offering hope for a better future.

Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice
Author: Kevin Boyle
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429900164
ISBN 13: 1429900164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arc of Justice Book Review:

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes. And so it began-a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality. Historian Kevin Boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly re-creates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the middle class. Ossian Sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured here, is an epic tale of one man trapped by the battles of his era's changing times. Arc of Justice is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

The Dark Place

The Dark Place
Author: Sam Millar
Publsiher: The O'Brien Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1847175945
ISBN 13: 9781847175946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Place Book Review:

Young homeless women and drug addicts are being abducted before being brutally mutilated and murdered, and a city is held in a grip of unspeakable terror. The cops are unable - or unwilling - to apprehend the elusive serial killer, and corrupt politicians turn a seemingly blind and almost approving eye to the catalogue of murders. The perpetrator is cunning, wealthy and influential. More importantly, he has never once made a mistake in his grisly calling - until now. By abducting Katie, the young daughter of legendary private investigator, Karl Kane, the killer has just made his first mistake, which could well turn out to be his last. Blaming himself for his daughter’s abduction, Karl Kane must now reach down to the darkest recesses of his troubled soul and mind, to become as cunning and merciless as the killer - but even that may not be enough to penetrate the fortress-like lair where Karl suspects the killer keeps his victims. There is only one man capable of helping Kane attack the ‘dark place’, a man despised and hated by Detective Inspector Mark Wilson, but even that help becomes as elusive as any Karl will get from the cops. From the nail-biting beginning to the explosive ending, Karl Kane’s nightmarish journey forces upon him a decision that changes his life forever, and forces him to look into the abyss of no return.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author: Jane Jacobs
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 052543285X
ISBN 13: 9780525432852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book Review:

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

In the Dark

In the Dark
Author: Cara Hunter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1524704857
ISBN 13: 9781524704858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Dark Book Review:

From internationally bestselling author Cara Hunter, a riveting suspense novel about the shocking secrets revealed when a woman is discovered held captive behind a basement wall—and no one is who they appear to be Do you know what they’re hiding in the house next door? A woman and child are found locked in a basement, barely alive, and unidentifiable: the woman can’t speak, there are no missing persons reports that match their profile, and the confused, elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before. The inhabitants of the quiet street are in shock—how could this happen right under their noses? But Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows nothing is impossible. And no one is as innocent as they seem. As the police grow desperate for a lead, Fawley stumbles across a breakthrough, a link to a case he worked years before about another young woman and child gone missing, never solved. When he realizes the missing woman’s house is directly adjacent to the house in this case, he thinks he might have found the connection that could bring justice for both women. But there’s something not quite right about the little boy from the basement, and the truth will send shockwaves through the force that Fawley never could have anticipated. A deeply unsettling, heart-stopping mystery of long-buried secrets and the monsters who hide in plain sight, In the Dark is the second gripping novel featuring DI Adam Fawley.

Dark End of Dream Street

Dark End of Dream Street
Author: Lesley Choyce
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780887802966
ISBN 13: 0887802966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark End of Dream Street Book Review:

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, e, i, s.

Unapologetic

Unapologetic
Author: Charlene Carruthers
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0807019429
ISBN 13: 9780807019429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unapologetic Book Review:

A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition. Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.

Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
Author: Marjorie J. Spruill
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1632863154
ISBN 13: 9781632863157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided We Stand Book Review:

The fascinating true story of the characters in Hulu's "Mrs. America" and a broader portrait of the two women's movements that spurred an enduring rift between liberals and conservatives. "The many admirers of 'Mrs. America' . . . will find great satisfaction in [Divided We Stand] . . . a clear, compelling and deeply insightful volume." -The Washington Post One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best History Books of the Year In the early 1970s, an ascendant women's rights movement enjoyed strong support from both political parties and considerable success, but was soon challenged by a conservative women's movement formed in opposition. Tensions between the two would explode in 1977 at the congressionally funded National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas. As Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, and other feminists endorsed hot-button issues such as abortion rights, the ERA, and gay rights, Phyllis Schlafly and Lottie Beth Hobbs rallied with conservative women to protest federally funded feminism and launch a pro-family movement. Divided We Stand reveals how crucial women and women's issues have been in the shaping of today's political culture. After the National Women's Conference, Democrats continued to back women's rights in cooperation with a more diverse feminist movement while the GOP abandoned its previous support for women's rights and defined itself as the party of family values, irrevocably affecting the course of American politics.

The Dogs in the Street

The Dogs in the Street
Author: J M Dalgliesh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-12
ISBN 10: 9781800803954
ISBN 13: 1800803958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dogs in the Street Book Review:

When the only link between two apparently random murders appears to be an aging, Catholic priest, DI Caslin is thrust into a world of long-buried secrets.

The Dark End of the Street

The Dark End of the Street
Author: Jonathan Santlofer,SJ Rozan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781608193141
ISBN 13: 1608193144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark End of the Street Book Review:

In one fast-paced story, a strong and aggravated man considers the pretty woman at the bar while he fingers the knife in his pocket. But what becomes of his prey when they move to the bedroom? In another tale, a man remembers the victim of a ghastly murder who visited the same hair salon as he does. And a Don Juan of a protagonist has a hobby of marrying vulnerable women, getting access to their bank accounts, and then robbing them blind. But there is much more to this collection than dark-haired vixens and crimes of passion. Some stories are brooding, some twisted; some bring righteous satisfaction, some linger in the back of your mind. What is truly on display is an impressive collection of literary talent: a group of some of the best writers we have, weaving fresh and memorable stories from a pair of classic themes. Taken as a whole, they are a rare treat for fans of great fiction, whether it's high literature, good old-fashioned suspense, or anything in between. Original black-and-white art by artist/author Jonathan Santlofer completes this innovative, exciting, and irresistibly intriguing book-a true literary gem.

The Midwife s Confession

The Midwife s Confession
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781459201538
ISBN 13: 1459201531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife s Confession Book Review:

Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I’m so sorry… The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle’s suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family—described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn’t know. With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle’s friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives—and the life of a desperate stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit. Told with sensitivity and insight, The Midwife’s Confession will have you turning pages late into the night. From the bestselling author of The Lies We Told and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes comes a story of deception that asks: How much is too much to forgive?

The Dark End of the Street

The Dark End of the Street
Author: Maria Damon
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780816619870
ISBN 13: 0816619875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark End of the Street Book Review:

In "The Dark End of the Street", Maria Damon brings a new sensitivity to modern poetic criticism. She adds an important dimension to cultural theory, revealing the struggles of American poets as they address important questions about art, social life, and the oppression they encounter. Taking as her premise that the intensity of poetic language is an appropriate venue for representing the "dark end of the street" of social pain, Damon foregrounds the work and lives of a number of modern American poets in order to argue that the American avant-garde is located in the experimental literary works of social "outsiders." Unlike most literary studies on poetry and poetics, "The Dark End of the Street" examines an unusually wide range of poets and poetic activities. Damon explores avant-garde poetry as writing that pushes at the limits of experience as well as at the limits of conventional form. She argues that the marginalized and oppressed, ostensibly the most expendable members of American society, have produced its truly vanguard literature. Damon brings a sense of social context to a field long dominated by purely formalist criticism, ultimately revealing how time, place, and circumstance affect the creation, distribution, and reception of modern poetry. This book is intended for contemporary American poetry, cultural studies, and American studies.