Born And Raised

Author: Jerry K. Cline
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453559906
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Jerry Cline exists at the whim of an 1869 Comanche raiding party on his birthfather’s family ranch in Central Texas. Jerry could also be a poster-boy for successful adoptions. He was adopted at age 3 months in 1939 by a hard-living couple from East Texas, via the Indian Territory of Oklahoma before it became a state. Despite the raw and dusty origins of his forbearers, Jerry grew up to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University and enjoyed a long career in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now The Boeing Company). He worked on several space and missile programs and was part of the team which developed the design for the Space Shuttle. Dr. Cline also held an academic appointment as an adjunct faculty member of the mathematics department of Washington University in St. Louis. Jerry is now retired and lives in St. Louis with his wife Phyllis. In 2001, aided by his wife, a cooperative adoption agency, and an expert genealogist, Jerry Cline began what turned out to be an exciting and successful quest for his birthparents and knowledge of how he came to be. He was 61 years old at the time. The search itself, the surprising identities of his birthparents, the heartwarming face-to-face meetings with new-found blood relatives and several years of research inspired this book. In Born and Raised, Jerry shares the details of his dramatic search and weaves a fascinating composite of the histories of his birthparents, his adoptive parents, their families, plus related events and personalities from America’s past. Thanks to two books written long ago, one by his birthfather (a renowned lawman of the Old West), and one by an aunt, Jerry is able to provide a graphic and authentic glimpse into what life was like on America’s frontier in the mid 19th century. Born and Raised is a classic tale of nature and nurture. That the stories in it are true makes the book all the more remarkable and appealing.

Born And Raised In The Streets Of Compton

Author: Kevin Salt Rocc Lewis
ISBN: 1939054265
Size: 10.54 MB
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Based on true events, this fictionalized story of ghetto youth growing up in the city of Compton, California, follows the life of a second generation Crip member. Weaving his journey into the context of the United States sociological history and governmental action that propagated the birth and escalation of gangs and gang violence, this work represents the young black man's struggle in the context of racism, poverty, and violence. The work also includes valuable historical material in the appendices: several governmental reports, and a historical break-down of the evolution of street gangs from the 1930s to the present. It includes a complete compilation of gangs and gang territories in the United States. A "National Death List" (p. 299-328) lists information about those killed during the struggles: Civil rights activists, innocent bystanders, gang members, police officers, and others.

Born Raised

Author: Chris Ross
Publisher: Tell Me PressLlc
ISBN: 0981645372
Size: 13.25 MB
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"Sean fights not to come apart in his small southern Indiana town where hope and defeat stain both sides of the same coin. Sean is the baby of the Yoakam family, but he's the only real grown-up in the bunch. By the summer of 1984, it's been seven years since his mother left, and thirteen-year-old Sean has grudgingly become accustomed to his chaotic life. As he fixes himself root beer floats for dinner and deals with the confusing feelings he gets from admiring a model in the Sears catalog, his father, Roy, and his older sister, Billie, flirt with their own demons. Six years later, in the summer of '90, Sean is a virgin with a high school diploma and isn't sure what comes next. As Roy liked to say, wish in one hand, shit in the other - see which fills up first. Given this precarious foundation, what can Sean do?" -- back cover.

Hillbilly Born And Raised

Author: Khris Comstock
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 1424130115
Size: 13.86 MB
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The journey out of poverty is never an easy one, and takes a great deal of strength of character. This story details how one woman made that journey, and the obstacles faced along the way. Mrs. Comstock has written her story in the hopes that it will inspire others like her to make their own journey. As she says in her own words, God loves everyone all the time. He always has. He doesnt care about racial issues, religious confines, or what side of the fence you were born on. It wasnt until I realized that he loves me exactly for what I am that I could accept myself for what I was, and I want to pass that on to you. No matter what you are or what you do, God loves you.