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Sullivan, Richard 1949-

Works: 13 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 249 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Tours  History  Historical fiction  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DU628.O3, 919.693044
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Most widely held works by Richard Sullivan
Driving & discovering Oahu, Hawaii : your guide to Oahu's deserted beaches, hidden waterfalls, hiking trails and uninhabited Hawaiian Islands by Richard Sullivan( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disproportionate representation and First Nations child welfare in Canada by Richard Sullivan( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disproportionality in child welfare is disturbing for many reasons, not least of which is that it reveals major structural fractures in the social contract of our country. When any identifiable group has disproportionate numbers of children coming into state care, the underlying issues that may give rise to problems in family functioning warrant examination. Alas these underlying problems are not typically addressed in conventional approaches to service in behalf of families at risk of disruption. Indeed it is quite common for interventions to focus on the 'problem' family while ignoring significant contributors to the family problems. This paper seeks to identify some of the patterns that may illuminate structural concomitants of disproportionality and to review some approaches that go beyond the limits of traditional responses within residual social welfare systems
Report on the evaluation of the adoption reunion registry by Richard Sullivan( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of its contract with Family Services of Greater Vancouver in setting up the Adoption Reunion Registry, the British Columbia Minister of Social Services sought to evaluate the operation of the registry at the point when sufficient reunions had been completed to enable a rigorous evaluation of user satisfaction and recommendations regarding the search and reunion process. This report describes the evaluation methodology and presents the results of the evaluation, which employed a survey mailed to every adoptee and birth parent who had completed a reunion through the Registry prior to March 1994. Issues examined in the survey included the factors in birth mothers' original placement decisions, whether the option of reunion would have affected that decision, whether identifying information should be available to adult applicants, and the availability and degree of satisfaction with reunion services. A copy of the survey questionnaire is included, as well as a summary of response data
Driving & discovering Hawai'i. Honolulu & Waikiki by Richard Sullivan( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driving & discovering Hawaii : Maui and Molokai by Richard Sullivan( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Ward : [Mark Twain, Fingy Conners, and the Sullivan brothers] by Richard Sullivan( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fingy Conners was a millionaire...and a serial murder. Get ready to be astonished at what this now-forgotten actual historical figure was not only capable of - but got away with. If Fingy Conners had sprung from some writer's fanciful imaginings, such a character would be dismissed as outlandish and improbable, so thoroughly and so swiftly did this man accrue wealth, political power and cruel domination over so many. Based on over a thousand newspaper and magazine articles written about him, the character of Fingy Conners serves as a template for how thoroughly someone who asserts unmitigated authority, backed by audacious lies and unrelenting threats of violence and retribution, can rise to the top unchallenged. Fingy Conners' domination is best viewed though the eyes of the First Ward's Sullivan Brothers and their wary families. Living side-by-side in houses at river's edge, police Detective Sergeant Jim Sullivan resists as best he might Conners' smothering oversee, while his younger brother John P. Sullivan, obsessed with attaining political power, eagerly crosses over to the dark side as a Conners ally. Complicating matters is the presence of Jim's brother-in-law David J. Nugent, mentored from a young age by Conners to assume the role of his chief lieutenant and enforcer of violence. Nugent's persistent criminality stirs conflict in Jim's otherwise strong marriage to Nugent's apologist sister, Hannah. At the opposite end of the spectrum from Fingy Conners lies the great Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. Whilst co-owner of the Buffalo Express newspaper, Clemens takes teenage Jim Sullivan under his wing, sensing the deep wounding having been suffered by the youth. Sam instills hope and purpose at the cusp of Jim's manhood where little previously existed, even as Clemens himself continues to suffer great distress and deep personal loss. All of the personalties in The First Ward novel series are real. They lived and breathed and walked the streets. The core characters are the author's own ancestors.The First Ward is a sweeping novel 5-part series set in Buffalo's Irish waterfront First Ward, immortalizing the many actual historical figures who struggled to make their mark on this world, ranging from CIA founder Wild Bill Donovan, to those who have undeservedly faded into oblivion
Family tree secrets & genealogy search tips by Richard Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Ward II : Fingy Connors & the new century by Richard Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on actual events and the real people who drove them, The First Ward II documents the rivalry between dock-walloper turned wealthy politician Fingy Conners and two brothers who emerged from the Buffalo Orphan Asylum to claim political power: Alderman John P. Sullivan and Detective Sergeant James E. Sullivan. Their lives intersect with the giants of their day; cousin John L. Sullivan, humorist Mark Twain, Presidents William McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt, publisher William Randolph Hearst, and the Rainbow City: the 1901 Pan American Exposition."--Page 4 of cover
The First Ward III : murderers, scoundrels, and ragamuffins by Richard Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Figgy Conners rises to ever greater heights of political power, wealth and depravity even as shocking deceptions are revealed. Alderman P. Sullivan continues to ally himself to "frienemy" Conners whenever it benefits both their schemes, while his family struggles with his ongoing absence and his son encounters a predator. Detective Jim Sullivan is repeatedly frustrated in his investigations of the city's most heinous murders while his wife Hannah continues her social awakening with the help of a new controversial friend. Police Captain Mike Regan, friend to both Sullivan brothers as well as Figgy Conners, is promoted to Chief of Police and restores the department's morale."--back cover
The First Ward IV : his lips forgot the taste of truth by Richard Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the turn of the 20th Century, serial killer J. Frank Hickey flees NYC for Buffalo after murdering a little newsboy in Central Park. He was not Hickey's first victim. While in Buffalo the short, bookish, bespectacled alcoholic Hickey becomes involved in a saloon brawl and is arrested by Detective Jim Sullivan. While in his jail cell dead drunk, he loudly brags about killing the newsboy, but recants the following morning upon sobering up. He is ultimately let go. For the next nine years by his own count there are 11 more male child/teen victims. The latest is a seven year old missing child of Syrian immigrants whose body cannot be found despite the killer's multiple written confessions. Hickey sends a series of postcards to the police chief telling him precisely where to find the boy's body, but the chief inexplicably ignores these, resulting in prolonged grief, widespread fear, and public ridicule. Based on the actual historical figures, "The First Ward: His Lips Forgot The Taste Of Truth" is Volume 4 of a 5 Volume series of stand-alone books whose main characters are friends since childhood from Buffalo's Irish First Ward -- cops, politicians and thugs -- men whose lifelong relationships allow for even the most egregious crimes to go "unsolved" and unpunished. Millionaire Fingy Conners leaves a wake of countless dead and maimed in a 50-year career that finds him ultimately the Chairman of the Democratic Party of New York State. Conners wielded absolute power in Buffalo for half a century, owning the police, the politicians, the clergy, and even powerful publisher William Randolph Hearst, who all cast a blind eye and lent a helping hand in the commission and cover up of his brazen crimes and wrongdoings. Brothers Alderman John P. Sullivan and Detective Sergeant Jim Sullivan grapple with life's tragedies while aiding and abetting their criminal associates and causing strife in their own families. The women of The First Ward, acting as moral center, try and make sense of this pre-suffrage world in which they have little choice or voice even as they prove themselves to be the stronger gender, despite society being dominated and controlled by men."--Amazon
The First Ward V : everybody dies in the end by Richard Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Volume 5 of Richard Sullivan's The First Ward historical novel series, "Everybody Dies In The End," based on actual people and their activities legal and otherwise in Buffalo's wild and wooly waterfront First Ward, sees five of the real life principal characters die--four of them within four months of each other. Preceding their demise, each is involved in a series of life-changing ventures." -- Amazon
British Columbia permanent ward review : Region J pilot project, January-December 1994 : findings report by Sharon Cunningham( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1993, 2,866 of the 6,109 children in legal care of the British Columbia Ministry of Social Services were under permanent wardship. Of those 2,866 children, 34% were aboriginal. The challenges of providing permanent wards with critical aspects of family life, the lack of a regular and formalized review mechanism, and concerns over treatment of youth, notably aboriginals. Accordingly, the Ministry formed a provincial advisory committee to examine the quality of services delivered to permanent wards. The committee conducted its first review as a pilot project in Region J, the northernmost region of the province, where 60% of the permanent wards were of aboriginal origin. This report describes the review process, the characteristics and case histories of the children interviewed, and the findings. The report also summarizes the committee's work in collaborating with Region J aboriginal communities to plan for aboriginal children in permanent care
Driving & discovering Oahu, Honolulu & Waikiki by Richard Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The First Ward : [Mark Twain, Fingy Conners, and the Sullivan brothers]
Driving & discovering Hawaii : Maui and MolokaiThe First Ward : [Mark Twain, Fingy Conners, and the Sullivan brothers]Family tree secrets & genealogy search tipsThe First Ward II : Fingy Connors & the new centuryThe First Ward III : murderers, scoundrels, and ragamuffinsThe First Ward IV : his lips forgot the taste of truth
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