Missing Mila Finding Family

Author: Margaret E. Ward
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292742223
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In the spring of 1983, a North American couple who were hoping to adopt a child internationally received word that if they acted quickly, they could become the parents of a boy in an orphanage in Honduras. Layers of red tape dissolved as the American Embassy there smoothed the way for the adoption. Within a few weeks, Margaret Ward and Thomas de Witt were the parents of a toddler they named Nelson—an adorable boy whose prior life seemed as mysterious as the fact that government officials in two countries had inexplicably expedited his adoption. In Missing Mila, Finding Family, Margaret Ward tells the poignant and compelling story of this international adoption and the astonishing revelations that emerged when Nelson's birth family finally relocated him in 1997. After recounting their early years together, during which she and Tom welcomed the birth of a second son, Derek, and created a family with both boys, Ward vividly recalls the upheaval that occurred when members of Nelson's birth family contacted them and sought a reunion with the boy they knew as Roberto. She describes how their sense of family expanded to include Nelson's Central American relatives, who helped her piece together the lives of her son's birth parents and their clandestine activities as guerrillas in El Salvador's civil war. In particular, Ward develops an internal dialogue with Nelson's deceased mother Mila, an elusive figure whose life and motivations she tries to understand.


Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110408015
Size: 63.49 MB
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Die Bibliographie verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.

Into The Woods

Author: Stephen Sondheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743232909
Size: 54.91 MB
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Well-known stories by the Grimm brothers, as well as other childhood tales, are woven together into a colorful parable about the human search for "happily ever after" and the price of that quest, in a volume based on the Broadway musical.

Federal Regulatory Directory

Author: CQ Press
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483384799
Size: 38.60 MB
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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Seventeenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Cree Language Of The Plains

Author: Jean L. Okimasis
Publisher: University of Regina Press
ISBN: 9780889771550
Size: 77.29 MB
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Cree Language of the Plains: Nehiyawewin Paskwawi-pikiskwewin explores some of the intricate grammatical features of a language spoken by a nation which extends from Quebec to Alberta. This book presents the grammatical structure of Cree that everyone can understand, along with selected technical linguistic explanations. The accompanying workbook, sold separately, has exercises which provide practice with the concepts described in the textbook as well as dialogue about everyday situations which provide practice in the conversational Cree.

Natural Protest

Author: Michael Egan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113527679X
Size: 67.48 MB
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From Jamestown to 9/11, concerns about the landscape, husbanding of natural resources, and the health of our environment have been important to the American way of life. Natural Protest is the first collection of original essays to offer a cohesive social and political examination of environmental awareness, activism, and justice throughout American history. Editors Michael Egan and Jeff Crane have selected the finest new scholarship in the field, establishing this complex and fascinating subject firmly at the forefront of American historical study. Focused and thought-provoking, Natural Protest presents a cutting-edge perspective on American environmentalism and environmental history, providing an invaluable resource for anyone concerned about the ecological fate of the world around us.

St Matthew Passion In Full Score

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486172538
Size: 23.70 MB
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Great choral masterpiece long considered the noblest, most inspired musical treatment of the crucifixion of Christ. Reprinted from the definitive Breitkopf & Härtel edition.

The Hidden Passage

Author: David Fabio
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595385680
Size: 46.49 MB
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The boys were about to start a real exploration. It could lead to the other end of the barn or it could lead to something special. Their hearts were beating so fast they had to stop for a minute to take a few deep breathes. Teenage brothers Tom and Paul Johnson have just received some shocking news-in a few short weeks, their family will be moving ninety miles away to a farm in southern Minnesota. They have to leave friends and sports teams in the middle of the school year and their closest neighbors will be nearly half a mile away! Once they make the move from the city, the Johnson family discovers the intrigue of nature and the surprises it brings. While cleaning out the storage shed one day, the brothers discover a set of caves once used by the bootleggers that previously owned the farm. But how can they investigate without their parents restricting their access? The simple farm in a rural community becomes anything but simple as the Johnsons discover the true wonders of nature and the riches of history. The Hidden Passage is full of adventures that keep this family busy all summer long!

Weaving Identities

Author: Carol Hendrickson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292779445
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Traje, the brightly colored traditional dress of the highland Maya, is the principal visual expression of indigenous identity in Guatemala today. Whether worn in beauty pageants, made for religious celebrations, or sold in tourist markets, traje is more than "mere cloth"—it plays an active role in the construction and expression of ethnicity, gender, education, politics, wealth, and nationality for Maya and non-Maya alike. Carol Hendrickson presents an ethnography of clothing focused on the traje—particularly women's traje—of Tecpán, Guatemala, a bi-ethnic community in the central highlands. She covers the period from 1980, when the recent round of violence began, to the early 1990s, when Maya revitalization efforts emerged. Using a symbolic analysis informed by political concerns, Hendrickson seeks to increase the value accorded to a subject like weaving, which is sometimes disparaged as "craft" or "women's work." She examines traje in three dimensions—as part of the enduring images of the "Indian," as an indicator of change in the human life cycle and cloth production, and as a medium for innovation and creative expression. From this study emerges a picture of highland life in which traje and the people who wear it are bound to tradition and place, yet are also actively changing and reflecting the wider world. The book will be important reading for all those interested in the contemporary Maya, the cultural analysis of material culture, and the role of women in culture preservation and change.