Building the Wall

Author: Robert Schenkkan

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822237148

Category: Drama

Page: 49

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On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Over the next sixteen months, events would unravel that test every American’s strength of character: executive actions, an immigration round-up of unprecedented scale, and a declaration of martial law. Rick finds himself caught up as the frontman of the new administration’s edicts and loses his humanity. In a play that recalls George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Nazi regime, BUILDING THE WALL is a terrifying and gripping exploration of what happens if we let fear win.

The Chickens Build a Wall

Author: Jean-Francois Dumont

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 0802854222

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 33

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When a friendly hedgehog visits the farm, the chickens build an enormous wall to keep out "prickly invaders," in a humorous tale, with colorful and appealing illustrations, that poses profound questions about fear and the ways we view strangers.

Building the Wall

The Play and Commentary

Author: Robert Schenkkan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1628728787

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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In the tradition of Hamilton and Angels in America, a powerful, politically charged, dystopian drama that couldn’t be more timely. Written in a “white-hot fury” on the eve of the 2016 election, the stunning new play by Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan is creating a nationwide sensation. Bypassing the usual development path for plays, it has been signed up to open in five theaters across America in a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, starting in Los Angeles (March) and Denver (April) and continuing in the Washington, DC, area, Tucson, and Miami, with more productions to follow, including in Santa Fe and New York City. Building the Wall lays out in a harrowing drama the consequences of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration campaign rhetoric turned into federal policy. Two years from now, that policy has resulted in the mass round-up of millions of illegal aliens, with their incarceration overflowing into private prisons and camps reminiscent of another century. The former warden for one facility is awaiting sentencing for what happened under his watch. In a riveting interview with a historian who has come seeking the truth, he gradually reveals how the unthinkable became the inevitable, and the faceless illegals under his charge became the face of tragedy. The play is accompanied by commentary from three prominent scholars: on the real purpose of the border wall, our dark nativist history of restricting immigration, and the tradition of political protest in art.

Let's Move On

Beyond Fear & False Prophets

Author: Vicente Fox,Sulay Hernandez

Publisher: Savio Republic

ISBN: 1682615448

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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To Build a Wall

American Jews and the Separation of Church and State

Author: Gregg Ivers

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813915548

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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"To Build a Wall represents the first extensive study of the effect of Jewish interest groups on church-state litigation. Ivers carefully traces the evolution of the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress, and the ADL from benevolent social service agencies to powerful organized interest groups active on all fronts of American politics and public affairs. He draws extensively upon original sources and archival materials from each organization, personal interviews over a five-year period, as well as the personal files and papers of Leo Pfeffer, the lead counsel or amicus curiae in nearly every establishment clause case from the late 1940s through the early eighties. Ivers concludes that organized interests can and do have critical influence in the legal process, but that organizational needs and external demands result in a more ad hoc, less planned approach to law and litigation than much previous scholarship has suggested. Ivers also argues that the ethnic, economic, and religious differences that led to the formation of competing Jewish organizations eighty years ago continue to drive a dynamic pluralism within the Jewish community, manifest in part in divergent approaches to litigation and public affairs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Beyond the Wall

Germany's Road to Unification

Author: Elizabeth Pond

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815705796

Category: Political Science

Page: 367

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Beyond the Wall is the first book, in either English or German, to tell the whole story of the extraordinary revolution that demolished the Berlin Wall, ended the Cold war, and tore apart the Soviet regime. Elizabeth Pond, former Moscow and European correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, was an eyewitness to the dramatic events of 1989-92 and to the fifteen years of relations between Germany and Eastern Europe leading up to them. Pond weaves together in riveting prose the strands of events that are usually recounted separately. Rather than looking just at the East German revolt or the process of unification that created a new nation, she traces the interaction of these events and their diplomatic consequences for Europe. Pond shows the political, economic, and social forces at work--leading up to the unification, during the transition process, and in the aftermath. Looking at the European framework, she explains how significantly the European Community and its move toward integration both affected and were affected by German unification. The book contains a wealth of new information form hundreds of interviews with top German and American policymakers, East German Politburo members and average German citizens. It also incorporates up-to-date research on such topics as the Stasi secret police and the midlife crisis of the German left. Pond concludes with an assessment of the roles of the United States and a unified Germany in the new Europe. Calling for a continued partnership between the United States and Germany, who "have come through a common baptism of fire since the fall of the Berlin Wall," Pond casts an optimistic eye toward the future.

Building Stone Walls

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123724

Category: House & Home

Page: 112

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Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.

Driving the Soviets up the Wall

Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961

Author: Hope M. Harrison

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400840724

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Cold War. For the first time, this path-breaking book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the communists' decision to build the Wall in 1961. Hope Harrison's use of archival sources from the former East German and Soviet regimes is unrivalled, and from these sources she builds a highly original and provocative argument: the East Germans pushed the reluctant Soviets into building the Berlin Wall. This fascinating work portrays the different approaches favored by the East Germans and the Soviets to stop the exodus of refugees to West Germany. In the wake of Stalin's death in 1953, the Soviets refused the East German request to close their border to West Berlin. The Kremlin rulers told the hard-line East German leaders to solve their refugee problem not by closing the border, but by alleviating their domestic and foreign problems. The book describes how, over the next seven years, the East German regime managed to resist Soviet pressures for liberalization and instead pressured the Soviets into allowing them to build the Berlin Wall. Driving the Soviets Up the Wall forces us to view this critical juncture in the Cold War in a different light. Harrison's work makes us rethink the nature of relations between countries of the Soviet bloc even at the height of the Cold War, while also contributing to ongoing debates over the capacity of weaker states to influence their stronger allies.

The Wall

Rebuilding a Culture of Life in America and Ending Abortion As We Know It

Author: Kirk Walden

Publisher: Lifetrends

ISBN: 9780989639910

Category: Abortion

Page: 142

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The author purports that the way to lower the rate of abortion is through personal contact at pregnancy help centers of America, rather than through legislation. He believes that if the pregnancy help centers of America were funded with $1 billion worth of donations, the abortion rate would plummet. The wall of hope has raised $25 million over the last decade. He uses Nehemiah and his story from the old testament as an inspiration to build the wall.

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

Author: Jon Agee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525553215

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A foolish knight is certain that his side of the wall is the safe side in this clever, amusingly meta picture book by the acclaimed creator of It's Only Stanley There's a wall in the middle of the book, and our hero--a young knight--is sure that the wall protects his side of the book from the dangers of the other side--like an angry tiger and giant rhino, and worst of all, an ogre who would gobble him up in a second! But our knight doesn't seem to notice the crocodile and growing sea of water that are emerging on his side. When he's almost over his head and calling for help, who will come to his rescue? An individual who isn't as dangerous as the knight thought--from a side of the book that might just have some positive things to offer after all!

Building the Great Wall of China

An Interactive Engineering Adventure

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491403993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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"Explores various perspectives on the process of building the Great Wall of China. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

Where Is the Great Wall?

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069819893X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present-day status as a Communist world power.

Build a Saltbox Potting Shed

Author: Joseph Truini

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1621138992

Category: House & Home

Page: 30

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Packed with expert tips and insight, this guide will help you build a modestly sized 8 ft. by 12 ft. single-door potting shed that will be both useful and attractive on your property.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Things That Matter

Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Author: Charles Krauthammer

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 9780804194518

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

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The conservative columnist presents a collection of his writings on what he believes renders the "American experiment" vibrant and special, exploring topics ranging from health care and space exploration to religion and baseball.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317563743

Category: Science

Page: 1464

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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Habitat for Humanity, how to Build a House

Author: Larry Haun,Vincent Laurence,Tim Snyder

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585328

Category: House & Home

Page: 282

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Professional woodworker Paul Anthony has gathered the best examples of workshop accessories, shop aids, and storage solutions and provides plans and instructions for building them. A perennial woodworking favourite, shop improvement is on every woodworker's mind.

The Chickens Build a Wall

Author: Jean-Francois Dumont

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 0802854222

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 33

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When a friendly hedgehog visits the farm, the chickens build an enormous wall to keep out "prickly invaders," in a humorous tale, with colorful and appealing illustrations, that poses profound questions about fear and the ways we view strangers.

The House With a Clock In Its Walls

Author: John Bellairs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659718

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!