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Thorsteinn: Biography of an Icelander

by Brian Borgford

Thorsteinn (Thomas) Borgford was born in Iceland in 1874 and immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of twelve years. He led an interesting and eventful life, leaving an indelible footprint on the history of western Canada.As a youth in Iceland he acquired the basics of survival and the process of learning which he put to good use in his harsh days of maneuvering life as an immigrant in Canada. By the time he was twenty years old he was well positioned to make his mark, as an accomplished construction superintendent.As one of the founders of the J. McDiarmid Co. Ltd., Thomas and his partners erected some of the most recognizable structures in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.Although a proud and loyal Canadian, he never forgot his Icelandic roots and many of h...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Unjust Conditions: Women's Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs

by Tara Patricia Cookson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Unjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people's behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs' successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the ...

Genre: Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Gay & Lesbian, History, Americas, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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