Description : "Essential...in showcasing people who are persistent, clever, flawed, loving, struggling and full of contradictions, Broke affirms why it’s worth solving the hardest problems in our most challenging cities in the first place. " —Anna Clark, The New York Times "Through in-depth reporting of structural inequality as it affects real people in Detroit, Jodie Adams Kirshner's Broke examines one side of the economic divide in America" —Salon "What Broke really tells us is how systems of government, law and finance can crush even the hardiest of boot-strap pullers." —Brian Alexander, author of Glass House A galvanizing, narrative account of a city’s bankruptcy and its aftermath told through the lives of seven valiantly struggling Detroiters Bankruptcy and the austerity it represents have become a common "solution" for struggling American cities. What do the spending cuts and limited resources do to the lives of city residents? In Broke, Jodie Adams Kirshner follows seven Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy. Reggie loses his savings trying to make a habitable home for his family. Cindy fights drug use, prostitution, and dumping on her block. Lola commutes two hours a day to her suburban job. For them, financial issues are mired within the larger ramifications of poor urban policies, restorative negligence on the state and federal level and—even before the decision to declare Detroit bankrupt in 2013—the root causes of a city’s fiscal demise. Like Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, Broke looks at what municipal distress means, not just on paper but in practical—and personal—terms. More than 40 percent of Detroit’s 700,000 residents fall below the poverty line. Post-bankruptcy, they struggle with a broken real estate market, school system, and job market—and their lives have not improved. Detroit is emblematic. Kirshner makes a powerful argument that cities—the economic engine of America—are never quite given the aid that they need by either the state or federal government for their residents to survive, not to mention flourish. Success for all America’s citizens depends on equity of opportunity.
Description : This collection examines Argentina's recent economic and political crisis by looking at the events leading up to the crisis, the reaction by both security forces and the people, and the relations between Argentina and its foreign allies. Finally the book looks to the future, asking how this crisis will affect the nation.
Description : A 25 year old firefighter's (Braxton Wright) life makes a turn for worse after his parents dies in a plane crash in 2004. The tragedy introduced him to a life-controlling alcohol addiction, where he then found himself in a great deal of trouble when it starts controlling his personality, his engagement, his dark sexual secrets with other women, and promises he could not keep.
Description : Beta Kristoff Dumanovsky has loved his alpha, Jeremiah Tolliver, for years. However, Jeremiah wasn’t ready to move on from the love he still had for his dead wife. When tragedy struck, Kristoff blamed his focus and left not only the Iroquois Pack but Jeremiah as well. When Stefan Mukhankin, an enemy from Kristoff’s past threatens his safety, Jeremiah uses this as a reason to try and bring Kristoff home. It won’t be an easy battle. Kristoff’s survived before and feels he’ll survive again. He was trained to elude the enemy even if it’s the man he loves, so Jeremiah is in for the fight of their lives. Can an alpha help his mate believe their bond is true, or will his mate find yet another place to run?
Description : Joesph "Fred" Miller goes to war after the Japenese bomb pearl harbor at the ripe age of eighteen and fears all the promises he made are about to be broken. He fears never seeing his love again, or his family and most of all he fears his life until he meet eight other men from his same home town.
Description : Broken Promises is book 1 in the Mad Jackals MC trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Broken Vows and Broken Hearts are available everywhere now! He promised me that he’d always be there for me. But that was before he was gunned down in the streets and left to die. Since that terrible day, he was gone—alive only in my memory. Until I saw him again—heard his booming laugh, and traced the irresistible smile on his lips. He’d gone through hell, but behind those eyes was the same man whom I gave my heart to years ago. The same man who held me in his strong hands as his heart beat in time with mine. The same man who promised me he’d never let go. Or so I thought. He wasn’t the same Ray Nolan of my memories. Not anymore. And beneath all the excitement and pleasure lies a darkness that I’m not ready to face. A darkness that remembers the promise he made: To hold me tight. And never let go.
Description : Broken Promises is a workbook to help kids cope with a parent who isn't always there for them. Through therapeutic art and writing exercises, kids can get their feelings out, learn how to deal with those feelings in appropriate ways, and build their self-esteem. Designed for kids aged six to 12, this workbook is meant to be used as a counseling tool to foster healthy coping strategies and a positive self-image. Ages 7-12, Softcover, 40 pages Other titles available in the Helping Kids Heal Series Saying Goodbye: Memory Book Memories of You: Pet Memory Book Beyond Being Bullied: A Resiliency Workbook for Kids Who Have Been Bullied Outsmart Test Anxiety: A Workbook to Help Kids Conquer Test Anxiety Better Days: A Workbook to Help Kids Better Understand and Accept Retention A Brighter Tomorrow: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope with Traumatic Events Chill Out: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn to Control Their Anger Mom or Dad's House?: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope with Divorce Cyber Savvy: A Workbook for Kids Who Have Been a Target of Cyberbullying Twice the Love: A Workbook for Kids in Blended Families Somebodyness: A Workbook to Help Kids Improve Their Self-Confidence Each workbook in the Helping Kids Heal Series allows children to process their pain through art therapy, self-reflection, and self-awareness activities.