Crossing

Crossing Author Deirdre N. McCloskey
ISBN-10 0226556727
Year 2009-10-27
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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We have read the stories of those who have "crossed" lines of race and class and culture. But few have written of crossing—completely and entirely—the gender line. Crossing is the story of Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald), once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s and 1960s privilege, and her dramatic and poignant journey to becoming a woman. McCloskey's account of her painstaking efforts to learn to "be a woman" unearth fundamental questions about gender and identity, and hatreds and anxieties, revealing surprising answers.

Crossing

Crossing Author Deirdre N. McCloskey
ISBN-10 0226556689
Year 1999-11-10
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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The renowned male economist and historian who crossed gender lines by becoming a woman at age fifty-two shares her story in detail, recounting struggles with family and friends, professional problems, and unexpected surprises, such as conservative colleagues who proved to be accepting "gender libertarians."

Crossing An Unconventional Romance

Crossing  An Unconventional Romance Author Stacey Wallace
ISBN-10
Year 2013-05-08
Pages
Language en
Publisher Stacey Wallace Benefiel
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Open doors and open minds - Crossing is an unconventional romance, but a true love story nonetheless. He stole her lipstick … and her heart. Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner – or when he ends up in her bed. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s had nothing but one night stands. Still, she lets go of her insecurities and falls for Liam, despite feeling like he’s holding something back. When Dani finally discovers Liam’s secret, she must learn the true meaning of accepting the ones we love for who they are, or risk losing the best thing that’s ever happened to her. The Open Door Love Story novels can be read as standalones, but are best enjoyed when read in this order: Crossing Diving In My Remedy Free, First in series, New Adult Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Cross Dressing, Alternative lifestyle, lgbt, theatre, drama

Crossing the River

Crossing the River Author Victor Grossman
ISBN-10 1558493859
Year 2003
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Press
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What could possibly impel a relatively privileged twenty-four-year-old American-serving in the U.S. Army in Germany in 1952-to swim across the Danube River to what was then referred to as the Soviet Zone? How are we to understand his decision to forsake the land of his birth and build a new life in the still young German Democratic Republic? These are the questions at the core of this memoir by Victor Grossman, who was born Stephen Wechsler but changed his name after defecting to the GDR. A child of the Depression, Grossman witnessed firsthand the dislocations wrought by the collapse of the U.S. economy during the 1930s. Widespread unemployment and poverty, CIO sit-down strikes, and the fight to save Republican Spain from fascism-all made an indelible impression as he grew up in an environment that nurtured a commitment to left-wing causes. He continued his involvement with communist activities as a student at Harvard in the late 1940s and after graduation, when he took jobs in two factories in Buffalo, New York, and tried to organize their workers. Fleeing McCarthyite America and potential prosecution, Grossman worked in the GDR with other Western defectors and eventually became, as he notes, the "only person in the world to attend Harvard and Karl Marx universities." Later, he was able to establish himself as a freelance journalist, lecturer, and author. Traveling throughout East Germany, he evaluated the failures as well as the successes of the GDR's "socialist experiment." He also recorded his experiences, observations, and judgments of life in East Berlin after reunification, which failed to bring about the post-Communist paradise so many had expected. Written with humor as well as candor, Crossing the River provides a rare look at the Cold War from the other side of the ideological divide. Mark Solomon, a distinguished historian of the American left, provides a historical afterword that places Grossman's experiences in a larger Cold War context.

Crossing Highbridge

Crossing Highbridge Author Maureen Waters
ISBN-10 0815606826
Year 2001
Pages 149
Language en
Publisher Syracuse University Press
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An evocotive tale of coming to womanhood in the disorienting 1960s-a girl in the world of nuns and the Holy Ghost-but on a deeper level, this is a story of a woman who has suffered unimaglnable loss and attempts to make sense of that loss by re-imagining her past and her own Irish-American heritage. The first in her family born in the United States, Maureen grew up the Bronx Irish daughter of two unforgettable immigrants: her storytelling, former revolutionary father, and her fierce, IRA-supporting mother. Crossing Higbbridge is framed by the accidental death of Waters's son and her struggle to make sense of this loss by re-imagining her past and her heritage. Her life in postwar New York City was colored by Catholicism and strong cultural links to the other side - by Irish step dancing, the melodies of Thomas Moore, and the rituals, inflections, and harrowing memories impressed on her. Sex was a mystery. Schoolgirls wore below-the-knee blue serge uniforms with starched white collars and cuffs. Brutal treatment at the hands of the hands of the nuns who ran her college drove Waters to transfer to a secular school. Waters rebelled against an upbringing that seemed to wall her off

Crossing the Bridge

Crossing the Bridge Author Bea Epstein
ISBN-10 1940769337
Year 2015-03-06
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher
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Crossing the Bridge weaves together 26 stories of growing up in Brooklyn during the 1940's and 50's and the author's powerful drive to leave that "ghettoed world." With each chapter, each character sketch, and each pivotal experience, Bea Epstein, guided by her work as a psychotherapist, expands the reader's understanding of the emotional meaning of her life's events and their place in the complex web of family relationships. From the recollection of her parents' journey to America as children, to the story of their painful marriage; from descriptions of the immigrant neighborhood in which she grew up, to the tragic end of her parents' lives, we travel with the author on her journey to cross the bridge out of Brooklyn.Regardless of age or cultural heritage, readers will recognize universal human themes... the conflicts in family life, the struggle for identity, and the limits of parental love.

Crossing the Bamboo Bridge

Crossing the Bamboo Bridge Author Mai Donohue
ISBN-10 0692728767
Year 2016-08-10
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher
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This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam's rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war. Her battle is not against soldiers but against her neighbors and a thousand years of tradition. Born during Ho Chi Minh's revolution against the French, she was just a baby when his followers in the village, out of spite, came to her home one night and murdered the men in the family, driving her mother mad with fear and rage. She was fourteen when her mother forced her to marry and have a child with a brutal man who beat and tortured her, finally leaving her for dead beside the road. Recovered, she ran away with her infant son, only to discover there was no place for them. To save her baby's life, she returned home in disgrace, only to face the Viet Cong. In desperation she escaped again, leaving her child in safety, she thought. On Saigon's deadly streets, with no identity papers, she became an outlaw, hiding from her ex-husband, grieving for her lost child. Homeless, penniless and pursued, only her dream of freedom kept her alive. Then one day she would meet a saintly woman, who gave her hope, and an Irish-American naval officer, who gave her love. Crossing the Bamboo Bridge is a tale of mothers and daughters, and of their children. It is a tale of war, and grief, and a young girl's dreams. It is a stunning epiphany of hope where there is none, of courage in the face of despair, of love, respect and freedom.

Fault Lines

Fault Lines Author Meena Alexander
ISBN-10 1558614540
Year 2003
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Feminist Press at CUNY
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This Indian American writer builds upon her acclaimed memoir, named a "PW" Best Book for 1993.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line Author Constance Curran Novak
ISBN-10 1450217419
Year 2010-04-12
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Few women seek the profession of law enforcement and even less stay until retirement. In Crossing the Line, the eighth woman ever to retire from the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia offers an in-depth glimpse into her life as a female police officer. When Connie Novak was hired by the Fairfax County Police in 1979, there were 700 sworn officers, of which just thirty were women. As Novak chronicles the good and the evil, the lighthearted and the insane, the humorous and the sad, she allows others to see what really goes on behind the yellow police tape. From boot camp where she was clobbered with a right hook and learned how to shoot a handgun and shotgun, to the bulletproof vest that made her look like Dolly Parton, to the gun belt that bruised her hips on a regular basis, Novak tells a fascinating story of how she balanced a shift-based career where personal sacrifice is expected with the demands of motherhood where little people depended on her for everything. Crossing the Line offers a compelling look into an honorable profession where officers must be lifesavers, marriage counselors, judges, and parents—all while keeping their emotions in check. This is real life.

Crossing the Sauer

Crossing the Sauer Author Charles Reis Felix
ISBN-10 1580800998
Year 2002
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher
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A World War II veteran recounts his harrowing advance through Germany with Patton's Third Army, a harrowing and sometimes humorous tour of duty he shared with a host of colorful fellow soldiers.

Crossing Border Street

Crossing Border Street Author Peter Jan Honigsberg
ISBN-10 0520234596
Year 2002
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis US
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"Honigsberg considers the impact of the change that occurred in the fall of 1967, when Martin Luther King's dream of blacks and whites working together in a cooperative partnership gave way to the new cry of "Black Power." His memoir provides a glimpse into the civil rights movement and those who were forever changed by its struggle for human dignity and vision of racial justice and equality."--Jacket.

Deaf Child Crossing

Deaf Child Crossing Author Marlee Matlin
ISBN-10 9781442495159
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A compelling and humorous story of friendship from Academy Award–winning actress Marlee Matlin. Cindy looked straight at Megan. Now she looked a little frustrated. "What's the matter? Are you deaf or something?" she yelled back. Megan screamed out, and then fell to the ground, laughing hysterically. "How did you know that?" she asked as she laughed. Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood—maybe she’ll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily. But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise. Cindy feels left out because Megan is spending all of her time with Lizzie, another deaf girl; Megan resents that Cindy is always trying to help her, even when she doesn’t need help. Before they can mend their differences, both girls have to learn what it means to be a friend.

A Life Crossing Borders

A Life Crossing Borders Author Santiago Tafolla
ISBN-10 9781611920369
Year 2010
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Arte Publico Press
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A powerful autobiography that reclaims the history of Latinos during a time of continually shifting borders and allegiances