Publisher : Delta
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307767851
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Intimate and illuminating and, as is true of most anything Quindlen writes, well worth the read.”—People For eighteen years Fran Benedetto kept her secret, hid her bruises. She stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father, and because, in spite of everything, she loved him. Then one night, when she saw the look on her ten-year-old son’s face, Fran finally made a choice—and ran for both their lives. Now she is starting over in a city far from home, far from Bobby. In this place she uses a name that isn’t hers, watches over her son, and tries to forget. For the woman who now calls herself Beth, every day is a chance to heal, to put together the pieces of her shattered self. And every day she waits for Bobby to catch up to her. Bobby always said he would never let her go, and despite the ingenuity of her escape, Fran Benedetto is certain of one thing: It is only a matter of time. Praise for Black and Blue "Heartbreaking."—Time "Beautifully paced—keeps the reader anxiously turning the pages."—New York Times Book Review "A gut-wrencher—another stunner."—Denver Post "Impossible to put down—the tension is both awful and mesmerizing."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Engrossing—compassionate and tense."—New York Times "Her best novel yet."—Publishers Weekly "Absolutely believable—Quindlen writes with power and grace."—Boston Globe "A moving masterpiece."—Lexington Herald-Leader

Publisher : Bombardier Books
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781642938524
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 274

“Defund the police!” is shouted in the streets. A.C.A.B. is spray painted on precinct buildings. Countless citizens believe all police are racists. In this era of civil unrest and political divide, how do Black cops—or any cops—maintain the motivation and commitment to do their job? Former police officer, co-founder of BLEXIT, and Founder and CEO of The Officer Tatum—Brandon Tatum shares his story and the stories of other police officers in the pages of his new book, Beaten Black and Blue. Read why they joined the force, what it’s really like on the streets, and how they continue to fight the good fight. Forget what you think you know and learn the truth!

Publisher :
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0981386903
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 314

Married to the son of an influential and wealthy family, Kamal was captivated by his good looks and pleasant nature. But after the wedding, she struggled to adapt to his family's rigid rules and also had to endure the horror of his drinking, bouts of rage, and constant death threats. She looked death in the face and lived to tell her story.

Publisher : Princeton University Press
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781400837267
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 224

In the 1930s, fewer than one in one hundred U.S. labor union members were African American. By 1980, the figure was more than one in five. Black and Blue explores the politics and history that led to this dramatic integration of organized labor. In the process, the book tells a broader story about how the Democratic Party unintentionally sowed the seeds of labor's decline. The labor and civil rights movements are the cornerstones of the Democratic Party, but for much of the twentieth century these movements worked independently of one another. Paul Frymer argues that as Democrats passed separate legislation to promote labor rights and racial equality they split the issues of class and race into two sets of institutions, neither of which had enough authority to integrate the labor movement. From this division, the courts became the leading enforcers of workplace civil rights, threatening unions with bankruptcy if they resisted integration. The courts' previously unappreciated power, however, was also a problem: in diversifying unions, judges and lawyers enfeebled them financially, thus democratizing through destruction. Sharply delineating the double-edged sword of state and legal power, Black and Blue chronicles an achievement that was as problematic as it was remarkable, and that demonstrates the deficiencies of race- and class-based understandings of labor, equality, and power in America.

Publisher : BookShots
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316399197
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 160

Is Harriet Blue as great a detective as Lindsay Boxer? Harriet Blue, the most single-minded detective since Lindsay Boxer, won't rest until she stops a savage killer targeting female university students. But new clues point to a more chilling predator than she ever could have imagined. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781400230624
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

Whatever your position is on Black Lives Matter, defunding the police, and equity in law enforcement, former police chief Carmen Best shares the leadership lessons she learned as the first Black woman to lead the Seattle Police Department—a personal insider story that will challenge your assumptions on how to move the country forward. Chief Carmen Best has spent the last 28 years as a member of a big-city police force, an institution where minorities and women have historically found it especially difficult to succeed. She defied the odds and became the first Black woman to lead the Seattle Police Department. During her tenure, she was successful in bringing significantly more diversity to the force. However, when the city council cut her budget amid months of protests against police violence, she had no choice but to step aside. Without the city’s support, she felt she wouldn’t be able to continue changing the status quo of the police force from within. Throughout her career, Chief Best has learned lessons that those coming up behind her can benefit from. In this book, she will use her story to share those urgent lessons. Readers will read about: How Chief Best grew up to believe in the change she set out to create. Her early days in the police force, including lessons from the academy and her time on patrol. How she progressed in her career within a primarily white law enforcement culture and the events that led to her becoming Chief. How she built her team and overcame the politics involved in her high-level position until the call for defunding came. Carmen Best teaches readers the core qualities and mindset to persevere and rise through the ranks, even within a workplace whose culture and leadership must be challenged, and policies changed on the way to achieving that vision. Her motivating story serves as a master class in guiding principles for anyone striving to serve their community and rise to the highest echelon of success.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781451671605
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

After otherworlder—and secret black ops agent—Corbin Blue turns to Evangaline Black, his boss' daughter, for help. Original. 300,000 first printing.

Publisher : Writers Republic LLC
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781637286104
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 248

Within these pages of "FROM BLACK TO BLUE", you will see through the eyes of a young boy, death up close and personal. Also you will understand southern law in action causing absolute fear to the bones. As he move forward leaving the south, traveling to Chicago at a very young age, caused this young fellow to grow up at a fast paste. The life style of the residents in this town by far was as different as day and night from his southern up brining. The law, excuse me, the police in Chicago was as different as day and night from the law in Arkansas. Moving to Los Angeles was and is the life changing experience. Pay close attention, you'll enjoy this fast trip you are about to take. From Pine Bluff to serving on one of the most fierce police agencies in America, LAPD SWAT.

Publisher : Hachette Books
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780316440073
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction "A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA."-CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS During his 28-year career, Matthew Horace rose through the ranks from a police officer working the beat to a federal agent working criminal cases in some of the toughest communities in America to a highly decorated federal law enforcement executive managing high-profile investigations nationwide. Yet it was not until seven years into his service- when Horace found himself face down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer-that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Through gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts from interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of archaic police tactics. He dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities to explain how these systems and tactics have hurt the people they serve, revealing the mistakes that have stoked racist policing, sky-high incarceration rates, and an epidemic of violence. "Horace's authority as an experienced officer, as well as his obvious integrity and courage, provides the book with a gravitas."-THE WASHINGTON POST "The Black and the Blue is an affirmation of the critical need for criminal justice reform, all the more urgent because itcomes from an insider who respects his profession yet is willing to reveal its flaws."-USA TODAY

Publisher : Univ of California Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780520274013
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies of medical racism examine past medical abuses of black people and do not address the racially motivated thinking and behaviors of physicians practicing medicine today. Black & Blue penetrates the physician’s private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments. Doctors have always absorbed the racial stereotypes and folkloric beliefs about racial differences that permeate the general population. Within the world of medicine this racial folklore has infiltrated all of the medical sub-disciplines, from cardiology to gynecology to psychiatry. Doctors have thus imposed white or black racial identities upon every organ system of the human body, along with racial interpretations of black children, the black elderly, the black athlete, black musicality, black pain thresholds, and other aspects of black minds and bodies. The American medical establishment does not readily absorb either historical or current information about medical racism. For this reason, racial enlightenment will not reach medical schools until the current race-aversive curricula include new historical and sociological perspectives.