Crossing Over


Author: Anna Kendall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101444339
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 384
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Roger Kilbourne has the ability to "cross over" into the land of the dead and speak with its residents. It is a startling gift, and not a pleasant one. Roger manages to escape his brutal uncle, who has exploited his talents for years; after he gets a job in the palace laundry, he thinks he will be safe. Instead, there are worse dangers. First, he falls hopelessly in love with the bewitching, willful Lady Cecilia; next, he is pulled into the midst of life-threatening court intigue. Soon Roger is using his gift as a way to get the life he dreams of-even if it means bringing the dead back to the land of the living.

Crossing Over the Line

Legislating Morality and the Mann Act
Author: David J. Langum
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226468704
Category: History
Page: 311
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Crossing over the Line describes the folly of the Mann Act of 1910—a United States law which made travel from one state to another by a man and a woman with the intent of committing an immoral act a major crime. Spawned by a national wave of "white slave trade" hysteria, the Act was created by the Congress of the United States as a weapon against forced prostitution. This book is the first history of the Mann Act's often bizarre career, from its passage to the amendment that finally laid it low. In David J. Langum's hands, the story of the Act becomes an entertaining cautionary tale about the folly of legislating private morality. Langum recounts the colorful details of numerous court cases to show how enforcement of the Act mirrored changes in America's social attitudes. Federal prosecutors became masters in the selective use of the Act: against political opponents of the government, like Charlie Chaplin; against individuals who eluded other criminal charges, like the Capone mobster "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn; and against black men, like singer Chuck Berry and boxer Jack Johnson, who dared to consort with white women. The Act engendered a thriving blackmail industry and was used by women like Frank Lloyd Wright's wife to extort favorable divorce settlements. "Crossing over the Line is a work of scholarship as wrought by a civil libertarian, and the text . . . sizzles with the passion of an ardent believer in real liberty under reasonable laws."—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

Crossing Over

One Woman's Escape from Amish Life
Author: Ruth Irene Garrett,Rick Farrant
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062277103
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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A work Booklist called ଯving and life–affirming, Crossing Over is the true story of one woman's extraordinary flight from the protected world of the Amish people to the chaos of contemporary life. Ruth Irene Garrett was the fifth of seven children raised in Kalona, Iowa, as a member of a strict Old Order Amish community. She was brought up in a world filled with rigid rules and intense secrecy, in an environment where the dress, buggies, codes of conduct, and way of life differed even from other Amish societies only 100 miles away. This Old Order community actively avoided all interaction with ೨e Englishߜ'96 everyone who lived on the outside. As a result, Ruth knew only one way of life, and one way of doing things. This compelling narrative takes us inside a hidden community, offering a striking look as one woman comes to terms with her discontent and ultimately leaves her family, faith and the sheltered world of her childhood. Unsatisfied, she bravely crosses over to contemporary life to fully explore the foreign and frightening reality in hope of better understanding her emotional and spiritual desires. What emerges is a powerful tale of one woman's search for meaning and the extraordinary lessons she learns along the way.

Crossing Over

Feminism and Art of Social Concern
Author: Arlene Raven
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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Crossing Over

The Basics of Evolution : Workbook for Teachers
Author: Edith Dempster
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796921192
Category: Evolution (Biology)
Page: 98
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For thousands of years, people have asked the question How did the world begin? While many cultures and communities have a faith-based answer to this query, the theory of evolution supplies a science-based solution.

Crossing Over

Comparing Recent Migration in the United States and Europe
Author: Holger Henke
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739109618
Category: Political Science
Page: 330
View: 1894

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Despite growing cultural and economic homogenization across the globe, the visible presence of immigrant communities stands out in many metropolises of the world. In almost all major cities the cultural and physical presence of various ethnic or religious groups is very much in evidence. Yet, until now, the academic treatment of international migration has mostly been confined to limited case studies, single ethnic groups, or single locations. Crossing Over offers an alternative to this method, bringing together a diverse group of academics charged with submitting new research that juxtaposes experiences and draws on comparisons between aspects of migration in Europe and the United States. The essays focus on two main issues: security issues heightened by recent terrorist activities and the question of citizenship, identity, and host-guest interaction. The result is a collection of accessible research essays that shed light on both the parallels and differences that exist for immigrant groups across continents and cultures."

Crossing Over

The Stories Behind the Stories
Author: John Edward
Publisher: Sterling Ethos
ISBN: 9781402775581
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 338
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The psychic television host talks about his life, his work, and his TV program, sharing stories of the people and spirits he has encountered, and discussing his efforts to bring peace and insight to those grieving for loved ones.

The Western Book of Crossing Over

Conversations with the Other Side
Author: Sheldon Stoff,Barbara Smith Stoff,Joshua Stoff
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 1583942661
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 150
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Packed with fascinating details about the afterlife, The Western Book of Crossing Over builds on the foundation laid by popular psychic authors Sylvia Browne and John Edward, and serves as a passionate reminder of the importance of keeping an awareness of

Crossing Over

Getting to the Best Life Yet
Author: Paul Scanlon
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418552704
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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The Jordan represents the barrier God is calling you to cross over. It represents the transition between where you are now, and where He wants you to be.

Crossing Over


Author: Daryl Joyce
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452528454
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 286
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The third son of a farmer, born in the small town of Kooweerup in rural Victoria during the Second World War, author Daryl Joyce was a sensitive Australian boy who realized there was life beyond his parents farm. In Crossing Over, he narrates his story as he found his way in the world, navigating all of the challenges that came along. Joyce tells about his formative years in post-World War II Australia with his brothers on the farm. Struggling with his own abiding sexual dilemma in this parochial environment, he finally spreads his wings in the city of Melbourne before embarking on a life-changing journey by ship to swinging London. He and his English soul mate from the ship enter into Britains late 60s youth revival. In Crossing Over, Joyce shares how he ultimately had to choose between continuing his hedonistic lifestyle or starting a family with the girl he met on the ship crossing over. After nearly two decades, he returned to Sydney, a prodigal son of sorts, where he settled back into the Australian lifestyle, guiding his aging parents in their final days. Joyce tells a story not of merit or reward, but about departure, adventure, and homecoming.

Crossing Over

Narratives of Palliative Care
Author: David Barnard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195123433
Category: Medical
Page: 451
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' this book is a must for any who fear the syndrome of tunnel vision in their role of caring, and an invaluable resource for any library. The succinct accounts of the final journey empasise the preeminence of people's psychosocial and spiritual needs. It powerfully challenges our well-defined ideal.' Scottish Journal of Helathcare Chaplaincy vol4, no. 1

Crossing Over


Author: Thirteen O'Clock Press
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326208039
Category:
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Suddenly Supernatural 4: Crossing Over


Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316126829
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Medium-in-training Kat Roberts is one year older and feeling a whole lot wiser when it comes to healing the living dead. But when her spirit-seeing mother volunteers to chaperone her class trip to Old Montreal, Kat's problems become drop dead-serious. From dealing with French-Canadian ghosts to trying to win the heart of her former bio lab partner and top-secret crush, Kat is finding beaucoup drama on this border and boundary-crossing adventure.

Crossing Over

Where Art and Science Meet
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 159
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Photographs and essays affirm the authors' theory that science and art complement each other, and dispute the popular opinion that the two subjects clash in opposition.

Crossing Over

Teaching Meaning-centered Secondary English Language Arts
Author: Harold M. Foster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135668582
Category: Education
Page: 408
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This text for secondary preservice and in-service English language arts teachers offers a rationale for meaning-centered English language arts teaching and practical strategies for application. Its goal is to provide readers with an understanding of the issues involved in English teaching and specific examples of how to apply this understanding to classrooms. Teaching strategies are presented through a series of stories depicting teachers from a variety of settings practicing their craft with secondary students. Features: *A solid introduction and interesting personal narratives introduce the issues and ideas involved in English language arts teaching. *Case studies based on actual teachers and students realistically illustrate methods that can be used in secondary English classes. *Lessons are described in sufficient detail to be converted to teaching models. *Multicultural emphasis prepares teachers for the contemporary classroom. *Chapters and sections incorporate the new literacies of TV, film, and computers in the English language arts class. *Pedagogical aids include end-of-chapter questions and activities, reproducible charts and worksheets; an updated listing of young adult novels; and annotated recommended readings. *An appendix on writing a personal narrative helps students develop as writers. New in the Second Edition: *Updates. All chapters, the bibliographies, and the references are thoroughly updated to reflect changes since the first edition was published. Chapters 1 and 2 have been totally rewritten. *Standards/Benchmarks. The IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts are incorporated into the text. Benchmarks and Performance Assessment Measures are included in all the pedagogical chapters to address proficiency concerns. A section on helping students prepare for state proficiency tests has been added. *Computers. More is included on the use of technology, both as a content to learn and as a process for learning. *New Sample Unit Plans. Sections based on the instructional stories offer examples to help readers prepare for teaching. *Literature response questions. These are now provided in Chapter 4 for use in journaling and discussions. *Glossary. A chapter on important terms and useful strategies for the English language arts classroom has been added.