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Greenwood

Author : Michael Christie
Publisher : Hogarth
Release : 2020-02-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781984822024

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A magnificent generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, from one of Canada’s most acclaimed novelists Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize • “A rugged, riveting novel . . . This superb family saga will satisfy fans of Richard Powers’s The Overstory.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “There are plenty of visionary moments laced into [Christie’s] shape-shifting narrative. . . . Greenwood penetrates to the core of things.”—The New York Times Book Review It’s 2038 and Jacinda (Jake) Greenwood is a storyteller and a liar, an overqualified tour guide babysitting ultra-rich vacationers in one of the world’s last remaining forests. It’s 2008 and Liam Greenwood is a carpenter, sprawled on his back after a workplace fall, calling out from the concrete floor of an empty mansion. It’s 1974 and Willow Greenwood is out of jail, free after being locked up for one of her endless series of environmental protests: attempts at atonement for the sins of her father’s once vast and violent timber empire. It’s 1934 and Everett Greenwood is alone, as usual, in his maple-syrup camp squat, when he hears the cries of an abandoned infant and gets tangled up in the web of a crime, secrets, and betrayal that will cling to his family for decades. And throughout, there are trees: a steady, silent pulse thrumming beneath Christie’s effortless sentences, working as a guiding metaphor for withering, weathering, and survival. A shining, intricate clockwork of a novel, Greenwood is a rain-soaked and sun-dappled story of the bonds and breaking points of money and love, wood, and blood—and the hopeful, impossible task of growing toward the light.

The brig 'Audacious'.

Author : Alan Cole (novelist.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1888
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : OXFORD:590245401

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Angel of Greenwood

Author : Randi Pink
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Release : 2021-01-12
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 1250768470

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Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he believes that black people should rise up to claim their place as equals. Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody. Her father is dying, and her family’s financial situation is in turmoil. Also, as a loyal follower of Booker T. Washington, she believes, through education and tolerance, that black people should rise slowly and without forced conflict. Though they’ve attended the same schools, Isaiah never noticed Angel as anything but a dorky, Bible toting church girl. Then their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike. Angel can’t turn down the money and Isaiah is soon eager to be in such close quarters with Angel every afternoon. But life changes on May 31, 1921 when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then, Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are.

Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

Author : Hannibal B. Johnson
Publisher : Arcadia Library Editions
Release : 2014-01-27
Category : History
ISBN : 153166895X

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Book Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District Description/Summary:

In the early 1900s, an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit brought national renown to Tulsa's historic African American community, the Greenwood District. This "Negro Wall Street" bustled with commercial activity. In 1921, jealously, land lust, and racism swelled in sectors of white Tulsa, and white rioters seized upon what some derogated as "Little Africa," leaving death and destruction in their wake. In an astounding resurrection, the community rose from the ashes of what was dubbed the Tulsa Race Riot with renewed vitality and splendor, peaking in the 1940s. In the succeeding decades, changed social and economic conditions sparked a prodigious downward spiral. Today's Greenwood District bears little resemblance to the black business mecca of yore. Instead, it has become part of something larger: an anchor to a rejuvenated arts, entertainment, educational, and cultural hub abutting downtown Tulsa.

Where I Lost Her

Author : T. Greenwood
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780758290557

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Book Where I Lost Her Description/Summary:

"One woman's journey through heartbreak and loss to courage and resolve as she searches for the truth about a missing child"--Flap of front cover.

Bittersweet Legacy

Author : Janette Thomas Greenwood
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2001-02-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0807849561

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Book Bittersweet Legacy Description/Summary:

Bittersweet Legacy is the dramatic story of the relationship between two generations of black and white southerners in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1850 to 1910. Janette Greenwood describes the interactions between black and white business and p

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide

Author : Irving Epstein
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2008
Category : Children
ISBN : 0313336199

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Book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide Description/Summary:

From the skyrocketing AIDS rate in Haiti to the oppressive pollution in industrial China, from the violent street culture of Nigeria to the crippling poverty in Nicaragua, from child trafficking in Thailand to child marriages in India, this jam-packed six-volume set explores all these issues and more in an unprecedented look at the world's children at the dawn of the 21st century. In recent years, while many countries have enjoyed a higher standard of living and improved working conditions, others have been torn apart by war and incapacitated by famine, and are struggling to improve life for their children and their future. Recent concern over the world's children has resulted in a global attempt to define what constitutes an acceptable childhood. New attention has been paid, not only to healthcare and secondary education, but also to the right to play and increased access to technology. The UN's codification of children's rights has done much to expand our understanding of what is needed for healthy growth and development of children and youth. Organized by region, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide is the first globally focused set of this magnitude, offering extensive, up-to-date coverage of these critical issues. Original chapters accessibly synthesize current data on key topics, including education, play and recreation, child labor, family, health, laws and legal status, religious life, abuse and neglect, and growing up in the 21st century.--Provided by publisher.

Playing Dead

Author : Elizabeth Greenwood
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-08-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476739342

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Book Playing Dead Description/Summary:

Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear--but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he's not dead--or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives--and their families--to start again. "Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you're hoping for." --NPR "A lively romp." --The Boston Globe "Grim fun." --The New York Times "Brilliant topic, absorbing book." --The Seattle Times "The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for." --The Paris Review

Bodies of Water

Author : T. Greenwood
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release : 2013
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780758250933

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Book Bodies of Water Description/Summary:

Fifty years after two families are torn apart by a secret affair, Johnny Wilson contacts Billie Valentine to confont her about her affair and learns the surprising truth about what was lost.

The Reckless Oath We Made

Author : Bryn Greenwood
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-08-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780525541851

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Book The Reckless Oath We Made Description/Summary:

A new provocative love story from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. “The story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read.” —Brunonia Barry Their journey will break them—or save them. A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry. Her tough exterior shelters a heart that’s loyal to the point of self-destruction, while autistic Gentry wears his heart on his sleeve, including his desire to protect Zee at all costs. When an abduction tears Zee’s family apart, she turns to Gentry—and sets in motion a journey and a love that will change their lives forever. “[A] mind-blowing book that has left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of my brain and my shattered heart . . . Prepare to have your mind and heart expanded to their limits.” —The Oklahoman

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Author : Bryn Greenwood
Publisher : Booktopia Editions
Release : 2019-11-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781925995435

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As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself. About the Author Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned a MA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Reckless Oath We Made, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Industry Reviews New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller

Greenwood

Author : Jim Hillman,John Murphy,Johnson County Museum of History
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2010-04-05
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781439624517

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By 1813, in an area originally inhabited by Native Americans, including a significant Delaware Indian village located on White River’s western banks, the future Greenwood was made safe for settlement by the Kentucky and Indiana militias. In 1818, with the New Purchase treaties and establishment of Whetzel Trace, the earliest east-west transportation route through central Indiana, the dense, overgrown forest became readied for settlement. Arising from humble beginnings as Smocktown, the community was officially named Greenfield in 1825, followed by renaming to Greenwood in 1833. The territory has seen tremendous growth through the decades since John B. and Isaac Smock arrived, transforming the land from a pioneer village into a contemporary hub of business and industry. Accused of being a “bedroom community” of Indianapolis, Greenwood strives to maintain its relevance as a unique and historically proud community.

Proud to Be an American

Author : Lee Greenwood
Publisher : Clovercroft Pub
Release : 2015-05-25
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1940262968

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Book Proud to Be an American Description/Summary:

From the best-known patriotic song, GOD BLESS the USA, a kid's book is now available for the first time. With multiple artists performing this song over 30 years on various venues, a new generation of kids will now read the words, see the illustrations, and understand what it means to be an American. Written by Lee Greenwood and illustrated by Amanda Sekulow, the journey across America with a man and his grandson brings the song and story home. Lee will be promoting this book throughout the country with live performances on stage and in studio. Launch will be Memorial Day, 2015, with appearances at BEA and possibly ICRS. Lee has appeared on Hannity, Huckabee and other national shows and will carry this book to promote patriotism as a new generation of Americans emerge.

Principles of Dynamics

Author : Donald T. Greenwood
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1988
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : UOM:39015028280298

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Book Principles of Dynamics Description/Summary:

An exploration of the principles of dynamics.

Greenwood

Author : Stacey Thompson,Bethany Wade,The Museum and Railroad Historical Center
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2014-12-15
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781439648964

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Book Greenwood Description/Summary:

Named by an early settlers wife as she gazed at the lush surroundings of her summer home, Greenwood was incorporated on December 21, 1857. Growing from a fledgling village into a town that at one time boasted the widest Main Street in the world, the city grew due to two industries: the railroad and textiles. Railroad companies such as Piedmont & Northern and Seaboard built their way through Greenwood, while textile tycoons such as James C. Self and John Pope Abney worked hard to increase productivity and job opportunities. Soon, education, businesses, and community services followed suit. Greenwood was booming, making the small town a place of educational advancement, great entrepreneurial spirit, and community-minded individuals.

Greenwood

Author : Donny Whitehead,Mary Carol Miller
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2009
Category : History
ISBN : 0738567868

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Greenwood grew from a ramshackle cotton-shipping outpost on the edge of the untamed Delta into the "Cotton Capital of the World." The saloons and shops along Front Street gave way to a vibrant downtown and fine residential districts. As cotton's post-Civil War resurgence gained steam, the burgeoning economy of Greenwood was reflected in such architectural masterpieces as the Leflore County Courthouse, the First Methodist Church, the old Greenwood High School, Fountain's Store, and the Keesler Bridge. Postcard photographers set up their cameras to capture the buildings and activities of this fascinating Yazoo River town for posterity. Many long-vanished structures and old favorites that have been revitalized come to life in Postcard History Series: Greenwood.

Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole'

Author : Chris Hopkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-11-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781786948694

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Book Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole' Description/Summary:

Love on the Dole (1933), the iconic novel about 1930s British working-class life, has a significant place in British cultural history. Its author, Walter Greenwood, went from unemployed Salford man to best-selling writer, and the novel has never been out of print. The 1935 stage adaptation was said to have been seen by three million people by 1940, including the King and Queen. Greenwood proposed a film adaption in 1936, but the story was pronounced too 'sordid' and depressing' by the British Board of Film Censors. However, in 1940 the Ministry of Information decided that this story of pre-war economic and social failure should be filmed as a contribution to the 'people's war'. It was widely regarded as one of the best British wartime productions - and all three versions of Love on the Dole were frequently referenced during wartime debate about how a reconstructed post-war society should make a repetition of the 1930s impossible. This study explores in detail what made this important text so influential, analyses the considerable differences between the novel, play and film versions and places the public response to Love on the Dole in its full historical context. It examines Greenwood's whole literary career and his continuing success until the 1960s: casting new light on his subsequent novels, plays and non-fiction works, few of which have received critical attention.

Folk Music

Author : Norm Cohen
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2005
Category : Music
ISBN : 0313328722

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Book Folk Music Description/Summary:

An exploration of folk music and the ways in which it has evolved in different regions of the United States.

Charlotte Greenwood

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2007-04-18
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786429950

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Book Charlotte Greenwood Description/Summary:

"Based on Greenwood's unpublished memoirs; this biography presents a personal, detailed look at her colorful life. The main focus of the work is her career, which spanned more than 50 years and ranged from vaudeville to the stage and, finally, to films"--Provided by publisher.