Burning Down the House

The End of Juvenile Prison
Author: Nell Bernstein
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589562
Category: Law
Page: 384
View: 1074

When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month. One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled. Burning Down the House is a clarion call to shut down our nation’s brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.

Burning Down the House


Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911190
Category: Fiction
Page: 287
View: 7550

Describes the lives of two orphan girls, one from the Caucasus who is sold into the sex trade, the other who is adopted into the wealthy Zane family of New York, whose unwitting involvement in the world of international crime precipitates their downfall.

Burning Down the House


Author: Lori Sjoberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1537878786
Category: Fiction
Page: 54
View: 584

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.***

Burning Down the House

Fighting Fires and Losing Myself
Author: Russell Wangersky
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 0887628141
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 1015

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

How Greed, Deceit, and Bitter Revenge Destroyed E.F. Hutton
Author: James Sterngold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780671709013
Category: Social Science
Page: 305
View: 3843

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

Ripping, Recording, Remixing, and More!
Author: Eliot Van Buskirk
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN: 9780072228793
Category: Computers
Page: 267
View: 2482

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)

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
View: 5457

"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 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
View: 6314

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.

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
View: 904

A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In

The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416564195
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 273
View: 8922

Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars. Originally published as Bringing Down the House. Reissue. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Steinfeld & Allan Loeb, directed by Robert Luketic, releasing March 2008, starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, & others) (Current Affairs)

Thunderbolts

Burning Down the House
Author: Andy Diggle
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN: 9780785131663
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
View: 1939

"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

Recycling Domesticity
Author: Rosemary Marangoly George
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
View: 3531

A cutting-edge collection of essays explores the ways in which race, nationhood, global economics, gender, sexuality, and class shape domesticity in varied geographical-historical locations. Together, these essays invite us to confront the gaps and erasures in most academic and mainstream accounts of domesticity and to recognize domesticity as a manifestation of larger influences.

Burning Down the House

A Photographic Study of Berliner Graffiti Writers
Author: Norman Behrendt
Publisher: Seltmann & Sohne
ISBN: 9783944721231
Category: Art
Page: 396
View: 4583

The photobook 'Burning Down the House' offers an in-depth look at Berlin's graffiti writer scene. Instead of accompanying and photographing the graffiti writers on their nocturnal adventures even forgoing the depiction of the graffiti itself, Behrendt introduces the anonymous authors of Berlin's public space and puts a new complexion on the often-discussed subject of the illegal 'writing on the wall'.

Suicide Squad Vol. 3: Burning Down the House


Author: John Ostrander,Rob Williams
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401281834
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 160
View: 8506

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 My Masters' House

A Personal Descent Into Madness that Shook the New York Times
Author: Jayson Blair
Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597775274
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 381
View: 2204

Blair recounts in detail the events that led to his downfall as a journalist for "The New York Times," as well as his personal journey to make sense of the different pieces of the puzzle.

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
Category: Fiction
Page: 159
View: 7735

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Burning Down the House


Author: Trevor Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633556409
Category: Fiction
Page: 199
View: 8934

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.

How Music Works


Author: David Byrne
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0804188947
Category: Music
Page: 384
View: 688

*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and many others, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of knowledge to explore the panoptic elements of music, how it shapes the human experience, and reveals the impetus behind how we create, consume, distribute, and enjoy the songs, symphonies, and rhythms that provide the backbeat of life. Byrne’s magnum opus uncovers ever-new and thrilling realizations about the redemptive liberation that music brings us all.