People Were Smaller Back Then

The kids and the father are together in the house for one long night. Long before Martha's death, all of her children left and moved away across the country in various places and this is the first time they have been together in years.

Author: J Andrew Thomas


ISBN: 1688617264


Page: 150

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Martha Warren, wife to Abe, mother to John, Ruth, Paul and Mary, has died suddenly without warning a week ago. She has been laid to rest and the funeral is over. The kids and the father are together in the house for one long night. Long before Martha's death, all of her children left and moved away across the country in various places and this is the first time they have been together in years. W¬¬atch how they all deal with this terrible loss and throw blame on each other about why Martha died and how their lives have turned out.

A World Without Work

1 Once upon a time, in this vision, people could dodge the challenge of inequality simply by turning away and retreating into ... Their economic pies were smaller, if it makes sense to think of there being “economies” back then at all.

Author: Daniel Susskind

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781250173522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 614


SHORTLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES & MCKINSEY 2020 BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR One of Fortune Best Books of the Year One of Inc. Best Business Books of the Year One of The Times (UK) Best Business Books of the Year A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it From mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. For centuries, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. But as Daniel Susskind demonstrates, this time really is different. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. Drawing on almost a decade of research in the field, Susskind argues that machines no longer need to think like us in order to outperform us, as was once widely believed. As a result, more and more tasks that used to be far beyond the capability of computers – from diagnosing illnesses to drafting legal contracts, from writing news reports to composing music – are coming within their reach. The threat of technological unemployment is now real. This is not necessarily a bad thing, Susskind emphasizes. Technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity, solving one of humanity’s oldest problems: how to make sure that everyone has enough to live on. The challenges will be to distribute this prosperity fairly, to constrain the burgeoning power of Big Tech, and to provide meaning in a world where work is no longer the center of our lives. Perceptive, pragmatic, and ultimately hopeful, A World Without Work shows the way.

The Peter Lorre Companion

... like the handiwork of people who thought small and immediate and sort—of-cute. Cabinets were wood rather than Steelcase metal. Ceilings were low, as the architects had planned it all in womanly scale (women were smaller back then) ...

Author: Anne Sharp

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9780738831886

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 866


In this darkly comic novel set in suburban Detroit during the Ford Pinto/Ted Nugent era, a Catholic high school girl gets lessons in love from a dead Viennese star of film noir and her precociously sexy best friend.


In addition to this possibility , there have been at least 2 years since 1950 when less - thantrend growth in ... for youths and men 65 and over had dropped back ; increases in rates for adult women were much smaller than average .

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee ...


ISBN: UOM:35112204466728



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Extracts from the Letters of James Backhouse Whilst Engaged in a Religious Visit to Van Dieman s Land New South Wales and South Africa

James Backhouse. rest is consequently less than usual . ... We visited the jail ; four large cells of which open into a small yard : in one of these there were four Englishmen waiting for trial , and in another , four coloured men .

Author: James Backhouse


ISBN: HARVARD:32044105534564

Category: Aboriginal Australians


View: 219


Nothing Less Than Victory

They waited until the landing craft dropped their ramps and then they opened up on them while the men were still inside. In a few cases we took heavy casualties, but then the navy went to work on the German guns and it wasn't long ...

Author: Russell Miller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409019121

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 810


The Normandy Landings, the largest amphibious operation the world has ever seen, marked ' the beginning of the end of the Second World War'. Russell Miller's superb book offers a definitive account of 'being alive in 1944, being young, and being at war'. Letter, diaries, memos and dozen of interviews with veterans from all sides recreate the deception plans and dry runs, the desperate German wait behind the Alantic Wall, the disagreement between Allies, the ghastly ordeal of Omaha Beach, Resistance sabotage operations and the first day of battle. Throughout, Russell Miller has enticed from his old soldiers not only astonishingly vivid memories with flashes of heroism and humour. . . these are the true voices of D-Day. '

Pink Sari Revolution A Tale of Women and Power in India

We are going to our in-laws' place now,' and then wave to us,” Sampat chuckles. “What did we know back then? ... It was much smaller than her parents' village of Kairi, people were stern, and, to her disappointment, “no one was excited ...

Author: Amana Fontanella-Khan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393062977

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 329


Describes the Pink Gang, an Indian women's grassroots vigilante group, 20,000-members strong, who fight for women's rights throughout the country and highlights the stories of the women they have helped and the tactics they used. 10,000 first printing.

Voices of a People s History of the United States 10th Anniversary Edition

By thenthe Japanese on Terminal Islandwere just helterskelter, looking for anywhere they couldgo. ... There were some smaller centers withabout six hundred people. ... I'm a totally different person now thanIwas back then.

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609805937

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 616


Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence); Naomi Klein, speaking from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Liberty Square; a member of Dream Defenders, a youth organization that confronts systemic racial inequality; members of the Undocumented Youth movement, who occupied, marched, and demonstrated in support of the DREAM Act; a member of the Day Laborers movement; Chicago Teachers Union strikers; and several critics of the Obama administration, including Glenn Greenwald, on governmental secrecy.

Employment Strategies in the Lodging Industry

The larger systems also were able to economize in use of administrative people as the number of properties was ... the smaller properties had higher proportions of their employees in both the front & back office and housekeeping ...



ISBN: PSU:000021195815

Category: Hotel management

Page: 81

View: 697


The Human Origins

The lions and tigers hunting them were very large, even the people hunting mammoths were considerably larger than they are ... It just happens that people on Earth are larger or smaller in one age or another, according to the entire ...

Author: Valentin Matcas

Publisher: Valentin Leonard Matcas

ISBN: 9781370947133

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 561


There is more to the human origins, development, intelligence, and civilization than the epic debate Creationism versus Evolution, simply because there is more to the human condition than what authorities and ideologies determine you to accept today. Therefore, when you study the human origins, you have to expand your research beyond the moment when the first humans detached themselves from the firmament or previous species, since there are other significant events in Humanity’s lifespan and achievement defining its timeline. You have to study everything, otherwise you risk understanding these significant events only from simplistic empirical or ideological perspectives, and so you end up learning what you already know while following the crowd throughout unending debates. What you want to learn is the truth, since you are already familiar with all theories, beliefs, and debates regarding the human origins. When you seek to understand the human origins, you seek to understand the origins of life, the nature and origins of this world we call Reality, the nature of the human higher self and intelligence, the origins and debut of human consciousness and intelligent thinking, along with all details related to the Creator of this world, to Life, and to Humankind. While it is relevant to know how all these affect you personally, how they affect your family, your genetic line, and your nation, how your family and genetic line originate, where and how it happened, under what circumstances, and with what status and privileges for you, for your family, for your nation and for the humankind, and this is exactly what we cover throughout this book, in all details and from all perspectives. This book studies the human origins, along with the origins of life, human intelligence, human species, human development, human society, human current civilization and various past civilizations of Earth, integrating humans, their origins, and their original conditions in an elaborate comprehensive model.

One Hundred People who Changed 20th century America

Bike spokes and scrap metal came in handy as they built their gliders in the back room of their shop. Bicycles at the time had had different—sized wheels, a large front wheel and a much smaller back wheel, but by the 1890s, they were ...

Author: Mary Cross

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 956


To what extent does a person's own success result in social transformation? This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.

Savannah Martin Mysteries 10 12

I know people were smaller two hundred years ago, but I imagine it would have been a tight squeeze for a normal human being ... You'd just have to keep going until you could go no farther, and then go back down for what you'd forgotten.

Author: Jenna Bennett

Publisher: Magpie Ink


Category: Fiction

Page: 900

View: 505


Savannah Martin has always been a good girl, doing what was expected and fully expecting life to fall into place in its turn. But when her perfect husband turns out to be a lying, cheating slimeball—and bad in bed to boot—Savannah kicks the jerk to the curb and embarks on life on her own terms. With a new apartment, a new career, and a brand new outlook on life, she’s all set to take the world by storm. If only the world would stop throwing her curveballs... UNFINISHED BUSINESS – #10 When Savannah wakes up alone on what is supposed to be her wedding day, she isn’t sure what to think. Did her fiancé—bad-boy TBI agent Rafe Collier—decide he couldn’t face being shackled to one woman for the rest of his life... or is something more sinister going on? Savannah’s mother Margaret Anne, in Nashville for the nuptials, is certain she knows the truth: her future son-in-law has always been an ill-bred cad, and leaving his pregnant girlfriend practically at the altar clinches it. But the people who know Rafe aren’t so sure. Wendell Craig with the TBI and Tamara Grimaldi with the Metro Nashville PD suspect foul play, and set out to prove it. Shortly, a dead woman turns up in Savannah’s house. Rafe’s son David goes missing from church camp on the Cumberland Plateau. And a shadowy figure from Rafe’s past is stalking them all—a knife-wielding serial killer who likes to hurt women, and who has a score to settle. Now Savannah must solve the murder, find David, and avoid getting herself killed... or she can kiss her happy ending—and Rafe—goodbye. ADVERSE POSSESSION - #11 Savannah Martin’s real estate career has been an uphill battle. As far as Savannah is concerned, her personal zenith was getting Aislynn Turner and Kylie Mitchell into their dream home, a Victorian cottage in the hip and happening historic district of East Nashville, last January. That was six months ago, and now the dream has turned sour. Someone is sending Aislynn and Kylie threatening letters, warning them to get out while they can. Aislynn is terrified and Kylie is ready to cut her losses. But finding a poison pen is only the beginning. When Kylie is attacked and the previous owner of the house is killed, the hunt is on for a murderer, and Savannah is determined to get to the bottom of what’s going on before Aislynn and Kylie have to give up their dream home, and maybe each other, in the process. UNCERTAIN TERMS – #12 Savannah’s husband, TBI agent Rafe Collier, is back in disguise and undercover, getting into the middle of a gang war. And since he wants to keep his pregnant wife out of harm’s way, Savannah agrees to spend a couple of days under her mother’s roof in her quaint and quiet hometown of Sweetwater, Tennessee. But out of harm’s way doesn’t necessarily mean out of trouble. When her brother’s receptionist asks Savannah’s help in looking for her birth parents, Savannah is happy for the distraction, even when the search takes them to places she’d rather not go again. From Doctor Denise Seaver and the Tennessee Women’s Prison, to St. Jerome’s Hospital and then back to Sweetwater again, the hunt is on. But when the final denouement reveals lifelong deception and betrayal much too close to home, Savannah wonders whether knowing the truth really is better than blissful ignorance.

Imploding Populations in Japan and Germany

... of elderly people were small, meaning that even if the number of births was small, that of deaths was even smaller. The situation of these countries back then resembles that ofJapan between 1975 and 2005 (cf. also atoh (Section 2) ...

Author: Florian Coulmas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004187788

Category: Social Science

Page: 545

View: 205


Japan and Germany are at the vanguard of a new population dynamics in developed countries: population decline in the absence of war, famine and pandemics. This book presents an in-depth overview of the social and economic implications of this development.


'People say Warped is the HARDEST DATE THEY WORK ALL SUMMER but the one they look forward to the most. ... "The kids that are showing up now that are 16 were 12 back then, and for the younger kids the only concert they ...





Page: 72

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Founders at Work

Later on, people started filing software patents. ... I grant you, back then, computer screens were largely 640✕480 and web pages were a little bit smaller and so on, so it did happen to work for the time and place we were in.

Author: Jessica Livingston

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143021077X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 554


Now available in paperback—with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done. But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do—create value—more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.


out into the courtyard and found himself walking entirely through people who took no notice. ... Following that, his parents did the same in their thrones. it happened in less than a minute. vojta was rushing back and forth between them ...

Author: E. D. Pedersen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450021593

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 931


Enigmatarium is story founded on light and darkness. It begins with Jack, a young man who is the victim of a magic beyond his imagining. This magic has come to be known as the Jester Spell. It is a spell that transforms its victim into a deformed marionette. This is but the first knife to cut away a shroud covering his entire world. As time passes for him and as new characters come into his life, he begins to realize that truth becomes the only pursuit in a world that continually changes, a place where evil becomes good, enemy becomes friend and each new lie creates a seemingly endless prison of twists and turns. Together with some unlikely friends, they all strive to unravel the secrets of the Enigmatarium. But some secrets, they learn, are far more terrifying than anything they could ever fathom. And just when they think they may have figured it out, tragedy finds a way into their hearts. The Enigmatarium is a place where reality and fantasy combine with no clear boundaries, where time spans centuries, where magic and death go hand in hand with life and loss. And just as one world must endure its Onyx ruler, another world is simultaneously being governed by one of Pearl. Take the journey, play the game, trust no one and enter the Enigmatarium. It is waiting to welcome you to your fantasy.

The American Magazine

This done , he fell asleep till , when the sun was everything for them , so that they had nothing more to do well up , the people came back to Skálholt . They were than eat their supper and go to bed . amazed and rejoiced to find him ...



ISBN: UOM:39015039718096



View: 361


Bringer of Light

The damned were smaller than she'd imagined from their long faces. ... taller than them. Butthey were misshapen caricatures of normal people. ... Jonathen didn't ask her anyquestions, and he didn't even look backdown theright corridor.

Author: J. R. Boles

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491747322

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 904


For generations, the kingdom of Arten has stood alone against the ancient dark mage Mercer, a man no longer bound by time. But when King Wern is kidnapped, Queen Arin will risk everything to get him back. Lynden Trenadin is chosen to join the ranks of the elite Queens Champions both for her prowess as a warrior and her remarkable resemblance to the queen. She has spent her life battling at Artens borders, but now she must defend the queen with her life as they journey to their enemys castle. When the tide of battle goes against them, Lynden unleashes a magical power she didnt know she possessed. Even though she saved hundreds of warriors, Lynden is forced to flee in shame for her use of forbidden magic. Now on the run, Lynden must raise a rebellion to free her country from the tyranny of the enemy she thought shed destroyed. A band of loyalists and an enclave of ancient mages aid her in her efforts, but with a dark mage bent on her destruction, Lynden must discover a way to harness her new magic before it is too late.

Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

This done , he fell asleep till , when the sun was everything for them , so that they had nothing more to do well up , the people came back to Skálholt . They were than eat their supper and go to bed . amazed and rejoiced to find him ...

Author: Frank Leslie


ISBN: IND:32000000492027



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JACK LONDON All 22 Novels in One Illustrated Edition

him back. Then we had fun. We pinched him, pulled his hair, tweaked his ears, and poked twigs into him, and all the while we ... We were forced to take to the ground, and here we had the advantage, for they were truly the Tree People, ...

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027220915

Category: Fiction

Page: 4624

View: 615


Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of the complete novels of Jack London. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Kempton-Wace Letters The Sea-Wolf The Game White Fang Before Adam The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Valley of the Moon The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Star Rover (The Jacket) The Little Lady of the Big House Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor and war correspondent.