Glasgow, the Uneasy Peace
Author : Tom Gallagher
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release :1987
Total pages :382
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0719023963
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Uneasy Peace
Author : Patrick Sharkey
Publisher :
Release :2018
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 039360960X
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Over the past two decades, American cities have experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime, dramatically changing urban life. In many cases, places once characterized by decay and abandonment are now thriving, the fear of death by gunshot wound replaced by concern about skyrocketing rents. In 2014, most U.S. cities were safer than they had ever been in the history of recorded statistics on crime. Patrick Sharkey reveals the striking consequences: improved school test scores, since children are better able to learn when not traumatized by nearby violence; better chances that poor children will rise into the middle class; and a striking increase in the life expectancy of African American men. Sharkey also delineates the combination of forces, some positive and some negative, that brought about safer streets, from aggressive policing and mass incarceration to the intensive efforts made by local organizations to confront violence in their own communities. From New York's Harlem neighborhood to South Los Angeles, Sharkey draws on original data and textured accounts of neighborhoods across the country to document the most successful proven strategies for combatting violent crime and to lay out innovative and necessary approaches to the problem of violence. At a time when crime is rising again and powerful political forces seek to disinvest in cities, the insights in this book are indispensable.

An Uneasy Peace
Author : Gloria Anne Barrett
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2014
Total pages :420
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781493149612
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A board of trustees under the direction of King George offers debtors a choice, prison, or freedom. The selected group travels to Georgia to claim their promised land, and find a wilderness inhabited by native Indians. Strong passions, personality disorders and addictions drive the characters, Chief Justice Charles; Sheriff Hamilton; Katheryne, Mother, and Anna; Glomeister, the Director of Indian Affairs; and Bright Sun, the Medicine Man; as they actively work against each other while experiencing life in a small agricultural village. They share cultural and religious differences; love and death, a power struggle leads to conspiracy and murder. A killer turns serial and they temporarily set aside their differences to find the killer. Bonded by oppression and deception, they fight for their independence from the British Crown.

Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence
Author : Patrick Sharkey
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release :2018-01-16
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780393609615
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“Remarkable.… The story of the crime decline is about the wisdom of single steps and small sanities.… It is possible to see this as a kind of humanist miracle, a lesson about the self-organizing and, sometimes, self-healing capacities of human communities that’s as humbling, in its way, as any mystery that faith can offer.”—Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker Over the past two decades, American cities have experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime, dramatically changing urban life. Patrick Sharkey reveals the striking consequences: improved school test scores, since children are better able to learn when not traumatized by nearby violence; better chances that poor children will rise into the middle class; and a striking increase in the life expectancy of African American men. Many places once characterized by decay and abandonment are now thriving, yet pervasive inequality threatens these gains. At a time when crime is rising again and powerful political forces seek to disinvest in cities, the insights in this book are indispensable.

The Captain Was a Doctor
Author : Jonathon Reid
Publisher : Dundurn
Release :2020-10-24
Total pages :480
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781459747234
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A Canadian medical officer and prisoner of war returns from the Second World War a hero — and a very different man. In August 1941, John Reid, a young Canadian doctor, volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps with four friends from medical school. After five weeks of officer training in Ottawa, Reid took an optional two-week course in tropical medicine, a choice which sealed his fate. Assigned to “C” Force, the two Canadian battalions sent to reinforce “semi-tropical” Hong Kong, he was among those captured when the calamitous Battle of Hong Kong ended on Christmas Day. After a year in Hong Kong prison camps, Reid was chosen as the only officer to accompany 663 Canadian POWs sent to Japan to work as slave labourers. His efforts over the next two and a half years to lead, treat, and protect his men were heroic. He survived the war, but finding a peace of his own took ten tumultuous years, with casualties of a different sort. He would never be the same.

For Honour's Sake
Author : Mark Zuehlke
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release :2010-07-23
Total pages :464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307370587
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In the tradition of Margaret MacMillan’s Paris 1919 comes a new consideration of Canada’s most famous war and the Treaty of Ghent that unsatisfactorily concluded it, from one of this country’s premier military historians. In the Canadian imagination, the War of 1812 looms large. It was a war in which British and Indian troops prevailed in almost all of the battles, in which the Americans were unable to hold any of the land they fought for, in which a young woman named Laura Secord raced over the Niagara peninsula to warn of American plans for attack (though how she knew has never been discovered), and in which Canadian troops burned down the White House. Competing American claims insist to this day that, in fact, it was they who were triumphant. But where does the truth lie? Somewhere in the middle, as is revealed in this major new reconsideration from one of Canada’s master historians. Drawing on never-before-seen archival material, Zuehlke paints a vibrant picture of the war’s major battles, vividly re-creating life in the trenches, the horrifying day-to-day manoeuvring on land and sea, and the dramatic negotiations in the Flemish city of Ghent that brought the war to an unsatisfactory end for both sides. By focusing on the fraught dispute in which British and American diplomats quarrelled as much amongst themselves as with their adversaries, Zuehlke conjures the compromises and backroom deals that yielded conventions resonating in relations between the United States and Canada to this very day. From the Hardcover edition.

Ideas of Landscape
Author : Iris Koornstra
Publisher :
Release :2006
Total pages :80
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:225696081
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An Uneasy Peace, 1945-1980
Author : Craig E. Blohm
Publisher : Greenhaven Press
Release :2003
Total pages :128
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1590182014
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Discusses the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the forty years following World War II, in an era known as the Cold War.

Stuck in Place
Author : Patrick Sharkey
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release :2013-05-15
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780226924267
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In the 1960s, many believed that the civil rights movement’s successes would foster a new era of racial equality in America. Four decades later, the degree of racial inequality has barely changed. To understand what went wrong, Patrick Sharkey argues that we have to understand what has happened to African American communities over the last several decades. In Stuck in Place, Sharkey describes how political decisions and social policies have led to severe disinvestment from black neighborhoods, persistent segregation, declining economic opportunities, and a growing link between African American communities and the criminal justice system. As a result, neighborhood inequality that existed in the 1970s has been passed down to the current generation of African Americans. Some of the most persistent forms of racial inequality, such as gaps in income and test scores, can only be explained by considering the neighborhoods in which black and white families have lived over multiple generations. This multigenerational nature of neighborhood inequality also means that a new kind of urban policy is necessary for our nation’s cities. Sharkey argues for urban policies that have the potential to create transformative and sustained changes in urban communities and the families that live within them, and he outlines a durable urban policy agenda to move in that direction.

For Honour's Sake
Author : Mark Zuehlke
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release :2010-07-23
Total pages :464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307370587
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In the tradition of Margaret MacMillan’s Paris 1919 comes a new consideration of Canada’s most famous war and the Treaty of Ghent that unsatisfactorily concluded it, from one of this country’s premier military historians. In the Canadian imagination, the War of 1812 looms large. It was a war in which British and Indian troops prevailed in almost all of the battles, in which the Americans were unable to hold any of the land they fought for, in which a young woman named Laura Secord raced over the Niagara peninsula to warn of American plans for attack (though how she knew has never been discovered), and in which Canadian troops burned down the White House. Competing American claims insist to this day that, in fact, it was they who were triumphant. But where does the truth lie? Somewhere in the middle, as is revealed in this major new reconsideration from one of Canada’s master historians. Drawing on never-before-seen archival material, Zuehlke paints a vibrant picture of the war’s major battles, vividly re-creating life in the trenches, the horrifying day-to-day manoeuvring on land and sea, and the dramatic negotiations in the Flemish city of Ghent that brought the war to an unsatisfactory end for both sides. By focusing on the fraught dispute in which British and American diplomats quarrelled as much amongst themselves as with their adversaries, Zuehlke conjures the compromises and backroom deals that yielded conventions resonating in relations between the United States and Canada to this very day. From the Hardcover edition.