Her Honor

Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement
Author: Lori Sturdevant
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 0873519345
Category: LAW
Page: 256
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While there is no single hero of the Minnesota women’s movement, Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court, changed the way her fellow judges saw the cases they decided. A champion of both women’s rights and civil rights, she brought new attention to the problems that faced women impoverished by divorce, women abused by their partners, and others who coped with poverty and discrimination. With sharp intelligence and hard work, Wahl herself had overcome childhood tragedy and a difficult marriage to become a defense attorney, a respected judge, and a mentor to many. As essential backdrop to Wahl’s inspiring story, Lori Sturdevant charts the progress of the women’s rights movement in Minnesota and showcases notable leaders on both sides of the aisle. Meet Arvonne Fraser and Emily Anne Staples, founders of the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus; Joan Growe, the first Minnesota woman elected to state office; and many more who paved the way for women’s rights in Minnesota. Her Honor is both a powerful record of an era and a tribute to a humble leader.

The Case of Rose Bird

Gender, Politics, and the California Courts
Author: Kathleen A. Cairns
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803255756
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 348
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"This biography of Rose Elizabeth Bird is an overdue look at California's first female supreme court chief justice, against the backdrop of California's political and cultural climate in the 1970s and 1980s"--

The Senator Next Door

A Memoir from the Heartland
Author: Amy Klobuchar
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794182
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracy Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington's gridlock--with honesty, humor and pluck. Now, in The Senator Next Door, she chronicles her remarkable heartland journey, from her immigrant grandparents to her middle-class suburban upbringing to her rise in American politics. After being kicked out of the hospital while her infant daughter was still in intensive care, Klobuchar became the lead advocate for one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing new moms and their babies a 48-hour hospital stay. Later she ran Minnesota's biggest prosecutor's office and in 2006 was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from her state. Along the way she fashioned her own political philosophy grounded in her belief that partisan flame-throwing takes no courage at all; what really matters is forging alliances with unlikely partners to solve the nation's problems. Optimistic, plainspoken and often very funny, The Senator Next Door is a story about how the girl next door decided to enter the fray and make a difference. At a moment when America's government often seems incapable of getting anything done, Amy Klobuchar proves that politics is still the art of the possible.

Citizen Swain

Tales from a Minnesota Life
Author: Tom H. Swain
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 145294489X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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For an insider’s take on the last eighty years in Minnesota history, sit down with Tom H. Swain’s memoir. It is a personal look at the people and events that shaped the state’s history, written by a civic and business leader—and a true public servant—with a genuine knack for telling a story. From business to athletics, politics to education, Swain is a key player. He’s been a mayor, a University of Minnesota vice president, a chief of staff to former Minnesota governor Elmer L. Andersen, and a member and chair of numerous nonprofit and civic boards. In Citizen Swain: Tales from a Minnesota Life, he brings his vibrant presence and meaningful contributions to life eloquently, giving readers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of institutions and their leaders. Swain was more than a witness to state history. He helped make it happen. Readers learn what it was like to be a part of Governor Andersen’s administration—including details about the dramatic vote recount that ended his term. Swain’s dedication to education and sports shine through as he speaks of his service at the University of Minnesota. Over the years in positions ranging from ticket manager in the athletic department to vice president, Swain got to know Gopher coach Bernie Bierman and three University of Minnesota presidents—Nils Hasselmo, Mark Yudof, and Robert Bruininks. Twenty-three years at the St. Paul Companies gave him profound insight into the state’s oldest corporation. Whether he’s describing the hard work behind the scenes of the massive civic celebration of the state’s centennial or growing up in 1930s and 1940s Minneapolis, Swain’s passion for making Minnesota a better place comes through in these remembrances, told with warmth, respect, and not a small amount of wit. Citizen Swain will be an inspiration to anyone seeking to make positive change through active citizenship.

Das Herrenhaus von Pembrooke Park


Author: Julie Klassen
Publisher: SCM Hänssler
ISBN: 3775172904
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Nachdem sie fast ihr gesamtes Vermögen verloren haben, versucht die junge Abigail Foster eine neue Bleibe für die Familie zu finden. Ein anonymer Gönner stellt ihnen das Herrenhaus von Pembrooke Park zur Verfügung. Als Abigail das jahrelang leer stehende Haus herrichtet, sorgt nicht nur der gutaussehenden Sohn des Gutsverwalters für Aufregung, sie kommt auch einem lang gehüteten Geheimnis auf die Spur ...

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 9836

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The ABA's first section

assuring a qualified bar
Author: Susan K. Boyd,American Bar Association. Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780897078733
Category: Law
Page: 147
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Mythos Ägypten

die Geschichte einer Wiederentdeckung
Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150105986
Category:
Page: 312
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Schwarzer Winter

Roman
Author: Cecilia Ekbäck
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426425483
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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In der Nähe des lappländischen Dorfes Blackåsen finden die beiden Mädchen Frederika und Dorotea im Winter des Jahres 1717 ihren Nachbarn Eriksson tot im Wald. War es wirklich ein Bär, der den Mann angegriffen hat? Der unendliche skandinavische Winter mit seinen kurzen Tagen und stürmischen Nächten bricht über das Dorf herein und die Menschen kämpfen mit Hunger und Kälte, während sich Argwohn in ihre Herzen schleicht. Denn Eriksson wusste viel über die dunklen Geheimnisse der Einwohner. Vollkommen von der Außenwelt abgeschottet, dreht sich die Spirale aus Misstrauen, Hass und Angst immer weiter.

Globalisierung

Literaturen und Kulturen des Globalen
Author: Ulfried Reichardt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3050052872
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 257
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Globalisierung steht in jeder Zeitung und ist in aller Munde. Doch was meinen wir, wenn wir von Globalisierung sprechen? Und welche kulturellen Konsequenzen hat die wachsende weltweite Vernetzung? Der neue Themenband der Akademie Studienbücher zeigt, was ein globaler Blickwinkel konkret für die Kulturwissenschaften bedeuten kann - jenseits von Hedgefonds und McDonald’s. - Dimensionen der Globalisierung: historische, soziologische, politische und ökonomische Aspekte - Globalisierung als kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektive - global turn in den Kulturwissenschaften? - Theorien des Globalen und Methoden globaler Interpretation: Pluralisierung der kulturellen Bezugsrahmen - Das Globale als Beobachtungs- und Interpretationsperspektive: Literatur, Musik, Kunst, Film, Medien und Stadt global - Kosmopolitismus, kosmopolitisches Denken und Handeln

Das Leben, das wir begraben

Thriller
Author: Allen Eskens
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 386552642X
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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»Wenn das Schicksal mir damals wirklich ins Ohr geflüstert hätte - wenn ich gewusst hätte, dass dieser Besuch so viele Dinge ändern würde - hätte ich dann einen sichereren Weg gewählt? Wäre ich links abgebogen, wo ich rechts abgebogen bin?« Der Student Joe Talbert muss fürs College mit einem völlig Fremden ein Interview führen. Dafür sucht er in einem Pflegeheim nach der passenden Person und trifft auf den krebskranken, im Sterben liegenden Carl Iverson. Doch Iverson ist kein harmloser alter Mann. Er ist ein verurteilter Mörder. Vor 30 Jahren soll er ein Mädchen missbraucht, umgebracht und in seinem Schuppen verbrannt haben. Nach einigen Gesprächen erkennt Joe, dass etwas an dem grausamen Mordfall nicht stimmt. Es gibt zu viele Widersprüche. Joe überkommt eine regelrechte Besessenheit, die Wahrheit herauszufinden ... Doch das könnte seinen eigenen Tod bedeuten! Julie Kramer: »Ein hypnotischer Erstlingsroman.« Suspense Magazine: »DAS LEBEN, DAS WIR BEGRABEN spielt vor der Szenerie eines brutalen Winters in Minnesota, ist aber viel mehr als nur ein spannender Kriminalroman. Diese Geschichte hielt mich gefangen und berührte mein Herz. Die Charaktere sind so lebendig wie die Leute, die nebenan wohnen. Der Roman ist packend und beeindruckend geschrieben.« The Big Thrill: »Ein gut durchdachter, spannender Roman mit Figuren, die einen sofort packen.«