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Black Women's Risk for HIV

By Quinn Gentry
  • ISBN Code: : 1136799893
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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An inside look at the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on poor African American women Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living is a valuable look into the structural and behavioral factors in high-risk environments—specifically inner-city neighborhoods like the “Rough” in Atlanta—that place black women in danger of HIV infection. Using black feminism to deconstruct the meaning and significance of race, class, and gender, this text gives a voice to a unique disenfranchised population and legitimizes their lives and experiences. This important ethnographic study focuses not only on the problems associated with the continued rise in HIV rates among African American women, but provides viable solutions to these problems as well. As we move into the 21st century, unsafe heterosexual contact has become a common route of HIV infection and an overwhelming majority of those infected are women. More and more, these are women of color who reside in poor inner-city neighborhoods. Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living uses ethnographic methods to define and break down the social, economic, and political factors directly affecting women in high-risk environments. An informative and compassionate rendering of a growing problem, this text offers an inside look at the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on poor African American women and works to link these women’s individual circumstances to the larger social context. Some topics Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living explores in-depth are: the 20-year change in the Rough—in inner-city Atlanta—from a middle-class African American neighborhood to a high-risk hub of chronic drug users and sellers the history and implementation of the Health Intervention Project (HIP) in the Rough theoretical frameworks that shape the analysis of the impact of this neighborhood as a on the lives of women at high-risk for contracting HIV women’s living arrangements in the Rough and their relation to the structural constraints that place them at risk a living-arrangement-based categorization of women in the Rough—street women and house women—and the defining characteristics of each family relations and the personal histories of women as influential factors women’s intimate partner relationships and motivation for condom use in those relationships mother-child relations and views of parenting that cycle between “hopeful” and “hopeless” mothering the disappearance of work and welfare from the inner-city community and women’s methods of economic survival the meaning and significance of church and religion in the lives of high-risk women four primary methods of reducing HIV risk in these environments and much more! While qualitative health researchers interested in race, class, gender, and behavioral perspectives of HIV risk and protective factors will find Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living a valuable resource, so too will public health practitioners, medical sociologists, substance abuse and mental health researchers, and graduate students focusing on public health, sociology, community psychology, and women’s health.

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  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 323
  • Pdf File: the-cowboy-who-came-calling.pdf

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"Linda Broday's heroes step right out of her books and into your heart." —JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author A Former Texas Ranger on a mission A determined woman slowly losing her sight A love neither could have predicted ...and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin. Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn't mean she'll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds. Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn't plan to fall in love, but there's no denying the strength of Glory's will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory's been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance... And trust that love is worth fighting for. Texas Heroes: Knight on the Texas Plains (Book 1) The Cowboy Who Came Calling (Book 2) To Catch a Texas Star (Book 3) What People Are Saying About Linda Broday: "Fans of classic Western tales will delight in the rough-and-tumble world Broday creates..." —RT Book Reviews for To Love a Texas Ranger "A shining example of the talent of one of the best historical western authors." —Fresh Fiction for Forever His Texas Bride "Broday's Westerns always captivate with realistic settings, rugged cowboys and feisty heroines." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Forever His Texas Bride

Fritz Von Erich: Triumph and Tragedy

By Don G. Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: fritz-von-erich.pdf

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In Fritz Von Erich: Triumph and Tragedy, author Donald G. Smith brings to the page the account of how a Depression baby, born in Texas to the local sheriff and his homemaker wife, became a high school football hero and eventually ended up in the flash, glam and often dangerous world of professional wrestling. Jack Adkisson married the love of his life at age 21, dropped out of college and worked a series of odd jobs from fireman to debt collector. With a child on the way he received a phone call that would change his life. Professional Wrestling had discovered Jack Adkisson, soon to become uber villain Fritz Von Erich, whose deadly Iron Claw would destroy his many opponents while finding time to spawn a wrestling dynasty—with a little help from his wife Doris! In this book, Smith gives a balanced and unbiased look at the life of one of Pro-Wrestling’s greatest villains and major promoters.

The Santa Suit

By Mary Kay Andrews
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250279321
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: the-santa-suit.pdf

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From Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of Hello, Summer, comes a novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances in The Santa Suit. When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love—but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it. At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit—beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold? Ivy's quest brings her into the community, at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and nurse her wounds. But the magic of Christmas makes miracles happen, and Ivy just might find more than she ever thought possible: a welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved, and a second chance at love.

Human Resource Management for the Event Industry

By Lynn Van Der Wagen,Lauren White
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317917278
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: human-resource-management-for-the-event-industry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Human Resource Management for Events still remains the only text to introduce students to the unique application of HR principles in the context of a highly complex event environment. Linking theory, research and application it looks at the purpose and processes of managing such a sizable & varied workforce in a highly pressured environment through the differing and various types of events from sporting to arts to business events. Since the first edition, there have been many important developments in this field and this second edition has been completely revised and updated in the following ways: extensively updated content to reflect recent issues and trends including: labour markets and industry structure, impacts of IT and social media, risk management, volunteer motivation, talent management, equal opportunities and managing diversity. All explored specifically within the Events Industry extended volunteer chapter, including new material on ethics, volunteer motivation and satisfaction. a new chapter on Internal Communications, looks at how an effective internal communication plan can be achieved which is a critical part of HR strategy in the unique event environment. updated and new international case studies throughout to explore key issues and show real life applications of HRM in the Events Industry. supported with new lecturer and students online resources including: power point slides, suggested answers to review questions, web & video links to additional resources and a student test bank. Written in a user friendly style, each chapter includes international examples, bulleted lists, guides to further reading and exercises to test knowledge.

Uncle Remus and his friends

By J.C. Harris
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5878931125
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : History
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: uncle-remus-and-his-friends.pdf

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The Prairie Homestead Cookbook

By Jill Winger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250305942
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: the-prairie-homestead-cookbook.pdf

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Jill Winger, creator of the award-winning blog The Prairie Homestead, introduces her debut The Prairie Homestead Cookbook, including 100+ delicious, wholesome recipes made with fresh ingredients to bring the flavors and spirit of homestead cooking to any kitchen table. With a foreword by bestselling author Joel Salatin The Pioneer Woman Cooks meets 100 Days of Real Food, on the Wyoming prairie. While Jill produces much of her own food on her Wyoming ranch, you don’t have to grow all—or even any—of your own food to cook and eat like a homesteader. Jill teaches people how to make delicious traditional American comfort food recipes with whole ingredients and shows that you don’t have to use obscure items to enjoy this lifestyle. And as a busy mother of three, Jill knows how to make recipes easy and delicious for all ages. "Jill takes you on an insightful and delicious journey of becoming a homesteader. This book is packed with so much easy to follow, practical, hands-on information about steps you can take towards integrating homesteading into your life. It is packed full of exciting and mouth-watering recipes and heartwarming stories of her unique adventure into homesteading. These recipes are ones I know I will be using regularly in my kitchen." - Eve Kilcher These 109 recipes include her family’s favorites, with maple-glazed pork chops, butternut Alfredo pasta, and browned butter skillet corn. Jill also shares 17 bonus recipes for homemade sauces, salt rubs, sour cream, and the like—staples that many people are surprised to learn you can make yourself. Beyond these recipes, The Prairie Homestead Cookbook shares the tools and tips Jill has learned from life on the homestead, like how to churn your own butter, feed a family on a budget, and experience all the fulfilling satisfaction of a DIY lifestyle.

Salvation on Sand Mountain

By Dennis Covington
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0786745827
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: salvation-on-sand-mountain.pdf

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For New York Times reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignment—covering the trial of an Alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakes—would evolve into a headlong plunge into a bizarre, mysterious, and ultimately irresistible world of unshakable faith: the world of holiness snake handling. Set in the heart of Appalachia, Salvation on Sand Mountain is Covington's unsurpassed and chillingly captivating exploration of the nature, power, and extremity of faith—an exploration that gradually turns inward, until Covington finds himself taking up the snakes.

Child of the Mountain

By Marjorie E. Dufault
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595917976
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 377
  • Pdf File: child-of-the-mountain.pdf

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Clare Hatfield came to the small town of Kerry, Georgia, to get away from her overprotective mother and the heartbreaking memories of the husband and child she lost in a tragic auto accident. She's built a good life here, has started dating Chief Park Ranger Roy Driscoll, and enjoys her job as a pediatric nurse. But in the wake of a fierce storm, Driscoll finds a toddler, bruised and suffering from hypothermia, at the base of Kerry Mountain. This is the second child to appear unclaimed at the mountain in twenty years, and ordinary logic cannot explain either occurrence. Clare takes the child into her care, and when no one claims the toddler or even appears to be looking for the girl, Clare knows something is afoot. She's already grown to love the girl as her own and vows to solve the mystery of the girl's appearance. Driscoll and the local sheriff continue their investigation into the child's appearance only to run into constant dead ends. Determined to uncover the truth, Clare embarks on her own investigation where she soon stumbles upon a maze of secrecy that could very well result in tragedy. Emotionally compelling, Child of the Mountain weaves the threads of the past with those of the present, creating a bittersweet story of love and life.

Bizarre World

By E. Reid Ross
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1507210795
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: bizarre-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Atlas Obscura meets 1001 Facts to Scare the Sh*t Out of You in this serious survey of the most bizarre, creepy, and sometimes hilarious customs from cultures around the world. Every culture handles life differently. From the “blackening of the bride” in Scotland and the custom of not looking babies in the eyes in Kenya, to enlisting geese as part of the police squad in China and the tradition of children eating bread with chocolate sprinkles for breakfast in Amsterdam, there are so many unique behaviors all across the world. In Bizarre World, journey across the globe to understand how various cultures approach everything from grief, beauty standards, food, parenting, death, stress management, happiness, and more. Many customs may seem perfectly sane, while others, not so much. Some are just downright strange, funny, or weird. There’s so much to discover about the people around us and the beliefs they hold. Let Bizarre World be your armchair guide to a different way of life with quick facts and “did you knows?” that will leave you saying, “huh, that’s strange.”

The Middleburg Mystique

By Vicky Moon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Waverly Lee Media LLC
  • Book Code : 0961768320
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : History
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: the-middleburg-mystique.pdf

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Middleburg Mystique reveals the charms, gossip, and scandals of this small well-to-do village, and the surrounding swath of horse farms just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It tells of scandalous divorces (like actor Robert Duvall’s wife running off with the poolman) and racy murders (like arms heiress Susan Cummings shooting her Argentinean polo-playing lover). Middleburg has captivated the Kennedys, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Wagner, and Oliver North. It has gossiped about misdeeds, then turned around and protected both rich and lowly as if they were all family. "Middleburg Mystique" also provides an insider’s peek behind the grand stone entrances of massive estates with names such as "The Meadows" or "Heathfield" that belong to families such as the Firestones, Mellons, and Marriotts.

The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

By Richard Francis Sir Burton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 830
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: the-city-of-the-saints-and-across-the-rocky-mountains-to-california.pdf

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"The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California" by Richard Francis Sir Burton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

This Will Kill You

By HP Newquist,Rich Maloof
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 9781429937948
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 638
  • Pdf File: this-will-kill-you.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you been attacked by a great white shark? Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Been exposed to anthrax? No, you haven't, or you'd be dead. This Will Kill You reveals the intriguing facts behind the many ways humans bite the dust in encounters with deadly bugs, hungry predators, natural disasters, and freak occurrences. Thoroughly researched and illustrated, not to mention thoroughly hilarious, this book describes in deathly detail what happens to the body when it's struck by lightning, slimed by a dart frog, or flung from a mountaintop. No other book has ever peaked under the Grim Reaper's robe in such a straightforward and irreverent way. With a foreword by a physician at the Mayo Clinic, an afterword by a funeral director, lists of history's most notable deaths, and a unique death rating system, everything you need to know about the ways in which we go are included in these pages.

The Perfect Season

By Kyle L. Hillard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462891061
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: the-perfect-season.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kenny Raines was a high school senior without a home life or a home. Jory Vaughn and Rayshawn Parks were best friends that were more like brothers. Grant and Lamar Kellaway were twin brothers that were more like best friends. They had one thing in common; their love of basketball and their superior talent for the game. All five freshmen ended up at Cal State Bakersfield where they took the college basketball world by storm. Coached by the one time NBA great, Todd Anderson, they had a season like no other . . . a Perfect Season.

The Making of Hitchcock's The Birds

By Moral Tony Lee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Book Code : 1842439553
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 889
  • Pdf File: the-making-of-hitchcock-s-the-birds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In his most innovative and technically challenging film, The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock follows the success of Psycho with a modernist, avant garde horror-thriller, which has spawned many imitators and triggered the cycle for disaster and man versus nature films. Now to mark The Birds' 50th anniversary in 2013 and the digitally restored Blu-Ray release, The Making of Hitchcock's The Birds is the first book-length treatment on the production of this modernist masterpiece. Featuring new interviews with stars Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren and Veronica Cartwright, as well as sketches and storyboards from Hitchcock's A-List technical team, Robert Boyle, Albert Whitlock and Harold Michelson, the book charts every aspect of the film's production all set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and JFK's presidency. Using unpublished material from the Alfred Hitchcock Collection, Evan Hunter files, Peggy Robertson papers and Robert Boyle's artwork, this book will be the ultimate guide to Hitchcock's most ambitious film.

Transgender Suicide

By Clark Cumings Johnson Ph.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546210385
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 762
  • Pdf File: transgender-suicide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book deals with the issues and problems that flow from transgenderism in America today and, more specifically, how parents must deal with their children who have come out and made that announcement to them so as to heal family rifts and guard against suicide (which is rampant in this setting). The book is clinically, scientifically, and academically based and makes a powerful and truthful statement as it relates to this phenomenon.

Forged by Fire

By Sharon M. Draper
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439132062
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: forged.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt, and a brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father, who is abusing her. Somehow Gerald manages to finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, and Angel develops her talents as a dancer, despite the trouble that still haunts them. And Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation. In this second book of the Hazelwood High trilogy, Sharon M. Draper has woven characters and events from Tears of a Tiger in an unflinchingly realistic portrayal of poverty and child abuse. It is an inspiring story of a young man who rises above the tragic circumstances of his life by drawing on the love and strength of family and friends.