Burning Down the House

The End of Juvenile Prison
Author: Nell Bernstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781620971314
Category: Law
Page: 384
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In what the San Francisco Chronicle called an epic work of investigative journalism that lays bare our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and is a clarion call to bring our children home,” Nell Bernstein eloquently argues that there is no good way to lock up a child. Making the radical argument that state-run detention centers should be abolished completely, her passionate and convincing” (Kirkus) book points out that our system of juvenile justice flies in the face of everything we know about what motivates young people to change. Called a devastating read” by Truthout, Burning Down the House received a starredPublishers Weekly review and was an In These Times recommended summer read. Bernstein's heartrending portraits of young people abused by the system intended to protect and rehabilitate” them are interwoven with reporting on innovative programs that provide effective alternatives to putting children behind bars. The result is a work that the Philadelphia Inquirer called a searing indictment and a deft strike at the heart of America's centuries-old practice of locking children away in institution”—a landmark book that has already launched a new national conversation.

Burning Down the House

Fighting Fires and Losing Myself
Author: Russell Wangersky
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 0887628141
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Visceral and affecting, Burning Down the House is an insightful insider's account of the perilous world of firefighting and an unforgettable memoir of how, in finding his passion, Wangersky lost himself.

Burning Down the House

A novel
Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101875461
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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“It begins with a child . . .” So opens Jane Mendelsohn’s powerful, riveting new novel. A classic family tale colliding with the twenty-first century, Burning Down the House tells the story of two girls. Neva, from the mountains of Russia, was sold into the sex trade at the age of ten; Poppy is the adopted daughter of Steve, the patriarch of a successful New York real estate clan, the Zanes. She is his sister’s orphaned child. One of these young women will unwittingly help bring down this grand household with the inexorability of Greek tragedy, and the other will summon everything she’s learned and all her strength to try to save its members from themselves. In cinematic, dazzlingly described scenes, we enter the lavish universe of the Zane family, from a wedding in an English manor house to the trans-global world of luxury hotels and restaurants—from New York to Rome, Istanbul to Laos. As we meet them all—Steve’s second wife, his children from his first marriage, the twins from the second, their friends and household staff—we enter with visceral immediacy an emotional world filled with a dynamic family’s loves, jealousies, and yearnings. In lush, exact prose, Mendelsohn transforms their private stories into a panoramic drama about a family’s struggles to face the challenges of internal rivalry, a tragic love, and a shifting empire. Set against the backdrop of financial crisis, globalization, and human trafficking, the novel finds inextricable connections between the personal and the political. Dramatic, compassionate, and psychologically complex, Burning Down the House is both wrenching and unputdownable, an unforgettable portrayal of a single family caught up in the earthquake that is our contemporary world. From the Hardcover edition.

Burning Down the House


Author: Trevor Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633556409
Category: Fiction
Page: 199
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During Burning Man, the annual event of debauchery and independent self-reliance, a woman is found dead in a high-end RV, suspected to have overdosed on drugs. Former sheriff Keenan Fitzpatrick is hired by the woman's boyfriend to discover the true nature of her death. But there are complicating factors. First of all, the boyfriend is an actor who is staring in a detective series filming in the Reno, Nevada area. Second, the actor is a conspiracy enthusiast who sees a government plot in everything from Bigfoot to Area 51. And most importantly, the actor was wasted the night his girlfriend died, the RV was his, and she was locked inside. But the actor is not the only suspect. The dead woman was a former prostitute who had recently left the business, leaving a lot of potential suspects unhappy with her decision. She also had sensitive, intimate knowledge of her clients that could have been used for extortion. Some secrets are meant to be buried in the high desert of northern Nevada.

Burning Down the House

Ripping, Recording, Remixing, and More!
Author: Eliot Van Buskirk
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN: 9780072228793
Category: Computers
Page: 267
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An entertaining, beginner's guide to creating a variety of musical projects on the computer presents a series of step-by-step tutorials and projects that cover all major computer audio techniques, including ripping and burning CDs, remixing, sound manipulation, and distributing. Original. (Beginner)

Burning Down the House

Politics, Governance, and Affirmative Action at the University of California
Author: Brian Pusser
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791485269
Category: Education
Page: 291
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A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

Burning Down the House

How Greed, Deceit, and Bitter Revenge Destroyed E.F. Hutton
Author: James Sterngold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780671709013
Category: Social Science
Page: 305
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An inside portrait of the rise and fall of the investment firm of E.F. Hutton chronicles the rivalry between two key players, the corruption and mismanagement that led to the company's decline, and the results of the collapse

Burning Down the House


Author: Lori Sjoberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1537878786
Category: Fiction
Page: 54
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Firefighter Bruce Cobretti has never gotten over Megan Woodward, the woman he loved and lost. Now seven years later, a not-so-routine house fire brings them together and reignites their passion. Can he convince her that they’re meant to be together, or will his plans go up in flames? ***This short story was originally published in the Real Men Do It Better box set.***

Gwangju Biennial 2014

Burning Down the House
Author: Jessica Morgan
Publisher: Damiani Editore
ISBN: 9788862083812
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Published on the occasion of the 10th Gwangju Biennale, "Burning Down the House," this catalogue documents the exhibition and its many new commissions. The Biennale focuses on the capacity of art to critique the establishment through an exploration of sound, movement and dramatic performance.

Burning Down the House


Author: Rob Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781401274221
Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Page: 176
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Amanda Waller is used to getting what she wants--but this time, what Waller wants is something only Lex Luthor has. Striking a deal won't be easy--or cheap! It's a war on two fronts as Waller leads a smoldering charm offensive in Luthor's penthouse while her Suicide Squad tries to open the most heavily guarded safe in all of LexCorp.In SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 3, writer Rob Williams is joined by superstar, and new series artist, Tony S. Daniel (BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE)! Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #16-20.

Suicide Squad Vol. 3: Burning Down the House


Author: John Ostrander,Rob Williams
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401281834
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 160
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Bursting from DCÕs blockbuster Rebirth event, the saga of the worldÕs most dangerous super-team continues in SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 3: BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE! Uniting acclaimed writer Rob Williams with superstar artists John Romita Jr. and Eddy Barrows, this volume also includes a bonus tale of international intrigue from legendary SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and artist Gus Vazquez! Deep within the world is a hidden flameÑan inferno of hatred and vengeance that consumes everything it touches. In the aftermath of the war between the Suicide Squad and the Justice League, one of Amanda WallerÕs greatest foes has seized that flame, and now heÕs going to use it to burn down everything she holds dearÑstarting with her home base, the Belle Reve Penitentiary. The result is one of the SquadÕs greatest challenges yet: holding together as a unit while fighting to keep their fellow super-villains behind bars. When faced with the chance to escape WallerÕs control, however, one member of the team will seize the opportunityÑand launch a bloody betrayal in the process. Can an enraged Harley Quinn track down the traitorÑand take down the mastermind behind the mutinyÑbefore Task Force X is terminally disbanded? Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #11-15 and the SUICIDE SQUAD SPECIAL: WAR CRIMES #1.

Burning Down the House

Selected Poems from the Nuyorican Poets Café's National Poetry Slam Champions
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 186
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In the summer of 1998, Roger Bonair-Agard, Stephen Colman, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Alix Olson and Lynne Procope took the championship belt at the National Poetry Slam, the first team from the world-famous Nuyorica Poets Cafe. These five poets stand at the vanguard of the slam movement, with verse that is passionate, tight, political and lucid.

How to Burn Down the House

The Infamous Waiter and Bartender's Scam Bible
Author: Peter Francis,R. Chip DeGlinkta
Publisher: Merry Goldentree
ISBN: 9780974867700
Category: Humor
Page: 90
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"How to Burn Down the House: The Infamous Waiter and Bartender's Scam Bible" is the first insider's guide to restaurant and barroom con games. Written by two Bourbon Street waiters, it contains humorous step by step discriptions of every scam in the book, with instructions on how to pull them off undetected.

Burning Down the Country House


Author: Carol M. Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681645568
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
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I believed my mother bestowed her own name to me out of deep affection. I soon realized the name was etched on a double-edged sword---dipped in venom, surreptitiously designed to pierce the heart of a tyrant. Only it ricocheted into mine… In Burning Down the Country House, Carol Williams explores the circumstances leading up to the fiery end of a marriage built on deceit, power plays, and ignorance. Carol interjects hilarious anecdotes into this poignant account of a family under duress, as seen through the eyes of her child protagonist: Addie. Addie relates a heartrending story of physical and emotional abuse, poverty, anger, social prejudices, innocence lost, and spiritual decay---in the wake of an injudicious abstraction of God, and truth. Addie's passion for life was interrupted at an early age by a sequence of disturbing events, too tragic for her young mind to comprehend, yet she held tight to what she remembered as truth. Ultimately she is broken, with only her mother's songs in her head to keep her safe. It would be a long and tiresome road to a place of forgiveness, trust, and redemption. Carol delves into the dark trenches of spiritual poverty, when the head of a household replaced the One True and Living God with one of his own making. She writes, It is like bolting the doors and burning down the house with everyone still inside.

Thunderbolts

Burning Down the House
Author: Andy Diggle,Robert de la Torre
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN: 9780785131526
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
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"Norman Osborn's Dark Reign has begun-- and the only people who stand in the way of his mad power grab are the very super-villains he trained! In the wake of the Thunderbolts' help repelling the alien Skrull invasion, Osborn was promoted to head the new security initiative replacing the badly wounded S.H.I.E.L.D. And while his team is comprised of super-villains, some lack Osborn's unique killer instinct. And in Osborn's eyes, that means they have no place in his new world order. Now, Penance, Swordsman, Radioactive Man and Songbird find themselves locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. But how can they hope to survive when Osborn has unleashed the deadly duo of Venom and Bullseye to hunt them down?" -- from publisher's web site.

Burning Down the House

A Nick Hoffman Novel
Author: Lev Raphael
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9780802733658
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
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As his professional life brims with turmoil and departmental warfare, Nick Hoffman finds his personal life turning chaotic as well when he and Juno Dromgoole, the woman he is powerfully attracted to, become the victims of a malicious harrassment campaign that becomes potentially deadly.