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Made It Out

Author : Ross Williams
ISBN : 1977504418
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What do the streets and corporate America have in common? A whole lot although the two are rarely correlated. Growing up in the 7th ward of New Orleans & a journey in corporate America had an unforeseen amount of similarities. Ross Williams delivers a semi-autobiography that reaches unmarked territory by presenting a heartfelt novel that consists of raw and unfiltered stories about relationships, the streets, sports, college, love, and corporate America. The comedic genius, knowledge about vast subjects, and stories that are relatable to everyone makes "Made it out" a must read.

All Bets On Me

Author : Morrow
ISBN : 1642540064
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"ALL BETS ON ME" is a self-help book and an account of a young man who grew up in the city of New Orleans with a vision and a drive to achieve the "American Dream." The book depicts the early struggles of a kid who embodied the entrepreneurial hustle of his celebrity role models that eventually manifested into doing business with the same celebrity figures he idolized growing up. This narrative highlights the true value in building solid relationships through business and real life encounters. In pursuit of success, life will present pivotal moments that require strategic and intentional relationship building; "ALL BETS ON ME" prepares the reader to aggressively maximize those moments and translate an ordinary relationship into a lucrative one. More importantly, this publication delivers a vital message to the reader: In the game of life, every day is a gamble and even when the odds are stacked against you, roll the dice, and always make the best bet ever - bet it all on you.

Shake The Devil Off

Author : Ethan Brown
ISBN : 1429992549
Genre : True Crime
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A charismatic young soldier meets a tragic end in this moving and mesmerizing account of the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and no-safety-net America Zackery Bowen was thrust into two of America's largest recent debacles. He was one of the first soldiers to encounter the fledgling insurgency in Iraq. After years of military service he returned to New Orleans to tend bar and deliver groceries. In the weeks before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, he met Addie Hall, a pretty and high-spirited bartender. Their improvised, hard-partying endurance during and after the storm had news outlets around the world featuring the couple as the personification of what so many want to believe is the indomitable spirit of New Orleans. But in October 2006, Bowen leaped from the rooftop bar of a French Quarter hotel. A note in his pocket directed the police to the body of Addie Hall. It was, according to NOPD veterans, one of the most gruesome crimes in the city's history. How had this popular, handsome father of two done this horrible thing? Journalist Ethan Brown moved from New York City to the French Quarter in order to investigate this question. Among the newsworthy elements in the book is Brown's discovery that this tragedy—like so many others—could have been avoided if the military had simply not, in the words of Paul Sullivan, executive director of Veterans for Common Sense, "absolutely and completely failed this soldier." Shake the Devil Off is a mesmerizing tribute to these lives lost.

What Went Missing And What Got Found

Author : Fatima Shaik
ISBN : 1883275253
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The Great Deluge

Author : Douglas Brinkley
ISBN : 9780061744730
Genre : History
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In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On the heels of one of the three strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States came the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a half-million homes—followed by the human tragedy of government mismanagement, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself. In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.

Miss Ella Of Commander S Palace

Author : Ella Brennan
ISBN : 9781423642565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"I don’t want a restaurant where a jazz band can’t come marching through." Meet Ella Brennan: mother, mentor, blunt-talking fireball, and matriarch of a New Orleans restaurant empire, famous for bringing national attention to Creole cuisine. In this candid autobiography, she shares her life. From childhood in the Great Depression to opening esteemed eateries, it’s quite a story to tell. When she and her family launched Commander’s Palace, it became the city’s most popular restaurant, where famous chefs such as Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, and James Beard Award winner Troy McPhail got their start. Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace describes the drama, the disasters, and the abundance of love, sweat, and grit it takes to become the matriarch of New Orleans’ finest restaurant empire. James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ella Brennan was born in 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. From her first job at the age of eighteen working in her brother’s bar, she has spent her entire professional life in the restaurant business, with her crowning achievement being the Commander’s Palace restaurant. She has two children, Ti and Alex, and still lives in New Orleans. Ti Adelaide Martin is the daughter of Ella Brennan. Raised in New Orleans, she has followed in her mother’s footsteps and is now co-proprietor of Commander’s Palace. She remembers her mother “always hosting these lavish parties at our house,” she recalls. “There were always lots of interesting people there from around the country, many from the culinary world.”

Floodlines

Author : Jordan Flaherty
ISBN : 9781608461127
Genre : Political Science
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"This is the most important book I've read about Katrina and what came after. In the tradition of Howard Zinn this could be called 'The People's History of the Storm.' Jordan Flaherty was there on the front lines."Eve Ensler, playwright of The Vagina Monologues and activist and founder of V-Day "Jordan Flaherty brings the sharp analysis and dedication of a seasoned organizer to his writing, and insightful observation to his reporting. He unfailingly has his ear to the ground in a city that continues to reveal the floodlines of structural racism in America."Tram Nguyen, author of We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11 Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans. The book weaves the stories of gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, public housing residents, and grassroots activists in the years before and after Katrina. From post-Katrina evacuee camps to torture testimony at Angola Prison to organizing with the family members of the Jena Six, Floodlines tells the stories behind the headlines from an unforgettable time and place in history. Jordan Flaherty is a writer and community organizer based in New Orleans. In addition to his award-winning post-Katrina journalism, he was the first journalist with a national audience to write about the Jena Six case and played an important role in bringing the story to theattention of the world. He has produced news segments for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, and Democracy Now! and appeared as a guest on a wide range of television and radio shows, including CNN's American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Headline News, GRITtv, Keep Hope Alive with Reverend Jesse Jackson, and both local and nationally syndicated shows on National Public Radio.

Bienville S Dilemma

Author : Richard Campanella
ISBN : 9781891053191
Genre : Social Science
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Bienville's Dilemma presents sixty-eight articles on the historical geography of New Orleans, covering the formation and foundation of the city, its urbanization and population, its humanization into a place of distinction, the manipulation of its environment, its devastation by Hurricane Katrina, and its ongoing recovery.

K Asia And Gucci 2

Author : Ashley Marie
ISBN : 1544695438
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Alisha never expected things to take a turn so wild. After a life changing situation, she doesn't know if she is going or coming. Life has way of knocking you down, but with a blow so hard, will she be able to get back up?K'Asia is having the time of her life. She's moved into her own place, she has some money saved, and Gucci is acting like he has some sense. When the past threatens her future, she is forced to figure out how to protect not only her life, but possibly the life she could be carrying. After coming up empty handed with Zach, money is low and so is his patience. Desperate times cause for desperate measures, sending Gucci head first into the dope game. Seeing that drug sales are totally different than committing robberies, Gucci and K'Asia set up the hit of a lifetime.Follow this Bonnie and Clyde duo as they try to survive in the street of East Atlanta. Lies will be told, loyalty will be tested, and feelings will DEFINITELY be hurt... All is fair in love and war, and a couple that grinds together, shines together.

The Friend

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ISBN : UIUC:30112043899118
Genre : Society of Friends
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