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The Hounded Man
|Author||: Francis Carco|
|Total Pages||: 244|
|ISBN 10||: STANFORD:36105038083379|
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|Author||: June Whyte|
|Publsiher||: Junewhyte Books|
|Total Pages||: 150|
|ISBN 10||: 9780648254201|
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Successful greyhound trainer and bumbling amateur sleuth Kat McKinley is at her wits’ end. Her gorgeous boyfriend Ben is interstate racing his dogs, her anti-everything hippie sister Liz and ex-con boyfriend Scott are making whoopee in her guest room, and nine of Liz’s raucous protester friends have set up camp on her front lawn. So, when Helen McKinley, aka Attila the Hun, her mother, flies into town on her broomstick and says she’s moving in for two weeks, Kat’s life goes from disastrous to crazy ridiculous. Can things possibly get any worse? Absolutely. While Kat’s at the track, someone decides to snuff out one of the protesters on her front-lawn. Her mother inadvertently gets high on a potent cache of marijuana cookies. And after Tater the Chihuahua finds the protester’s body under a load of sand, the police arrest Kat’s mother on suspicion of murder. And it doesn’t stop there. When another protester washes up dead in the Port river and racing greyhounds are inexplicably getting sick while the vets can’t work out why – Kat decides it’s time to keep her dogs safely at home and concentrate on unearthing the real murderer. After all, she seems to be the only one interested in springing her mother out of jail. Trouble is – the more questions Kat asks – the more people seem to die. Will she be next?.
Law and Social Norms
|Author||: Eric Posner|
|Publsiher||: Harvard University Press|
|Total Pages||: 271|
|ISBN 10||: 9780674276970|
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What is the role of law in a society in which order is maintained mostly through social norms, trust, and nonlegal sanctions? Eric Posner argues that social norms are sometimes desirable yet sometimes odious, and that the law is critical to enhancing good social norms and undermining bad ones. But he also argues that the proper regulation of social norms is a delicate and complex task, and that current understanding of social norms is inadequate for guiding judges and lawmakers. What is needed, and what this book offers, is a model of the relationship between law and social norms. The model shows that people's concern with establishing cooperative relationships leads them to engage in certain kinds of imitative behavior. The resulting behavioral patterns are called social norms. Posner applies the model to several areas of law that involve the regulation of social norms, including laws governing gift-giving and nonprofit organizations; family law; criminal law; laws governing speech, voting, and discrimination; and contract law. Among the engaging questions posed are: Would the legalization of gay marriage harm traditional married couples? Is it beneficial to shame criminals? Why should the law reward those who make charitable contributions? Would people vote more if non-voters were penalized? The author approaches these questions using the tools of game theory, but his arguments are simply stated and make no technical demands on the reader..
LEAVES OF GRASS
|Author||: WALT WHITMAN|
|Total Pages||: 456|
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Leaves of Grass
|Author||: Walt Whitman|
|Publsiher||: Xist Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 419|
|ISBN 10||: 9781681959504|
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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman’s essential collection of poetry is a celebration of American transcendentalism and the perseverance of the human spirit..
Walt Whitman’s Poetry-An Analytical Approach
|Author||: Raja Sharma|
|Total Pages||: 485|
|ISBN 10||: 9780557984923|
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Just Ecological Integrity
|Author||: Peter Miller|
|Publsiher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Total Pages||: 366|
|Genre||: Ecological integrity|
|ISBN 10||: 074251286X|
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Critical Companion to Walt Whitman
|Author||: Charles M. Oliver|
|Publsiher||: Infobase Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 417|
|Genre||: Electronic books|
|ISBN 10||: 9781438108582|
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Presents a complete reference to the life and works of Walt Whitman..
|Author||: Brenda Smith|
|Publsiher||: Xlibris Corporation|
|Total Pages||: 248|
|ISBN 10||: 9781469176222|
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Brandi L. Brown hears the fate of a college student who experiences hazing and is leaving the college because it is more than she can bear. Images of the distraught young lady evoke memories of her own college days, ones that had lain dormant for a couple of decades. She leaves work with the intent of writing a letter of consolation to the university student who is returning home. Under the watchful eye of her husband, she begins to tell her own story. The protagonists own story takes place during early integration, and she is among the first colored students to get a scholarship to Claxville University. Her parents do not want her to attend, but she does. While at the university she does experience some hazing and other acts that support her parents arguments about her being unable to succeed at the college. There are also wonderful experiences and good friends to be had, an interracial relationship with a fellow university student (one that is brief, but poignant, passionate, and one that she cannot tell her parents about.) Brandi also has a chance meeting with a taxi driver who proves to be more than thatThaddeus Jerome Pennington becomes her friend, that listening ear that she needs, and soon is the love interest and support she needs to continue at the school. The story has chapters like the Bus Ride, which tells of her trip to the school; Wash Day Folly in which some girls in the dorm steals her underwear from the laundry room; Cross Cultural Comparison Class (CCCC) which starts out comparing romance languages and culture, but soon turns to a comparison of Brandis culture with that of her classmates; and Flo, which helps the reader know who Taxi really is. Insane Circumstances has twenty-two chapters which aid the reader in knowing Brandis story and comprehending how it would serve to help the injured girl. Each action causes a reaction; some that she is proud of and some that she is not so proud of. When the story begins, it is Brandi Leigh Browns story. As events happen, the male character (Taxi) frequently appears. Soon, the novel becomes her story, his story, and their story. In spite of the acts of hazing, etc., she does succeed. She does graduate, and marry this man who becomes her friend for a lifetime. And Thaddeus is there to support her when she writes the letter to the girl she had seen on television, the one who enacted all the memories that lay dormant for so long. Insane Circumstances starts with the desire to write a letter of support to the girl who experienced hazing, and ends with the actual letter..
In the Shadow of the Struggle
|Author||: Ervin Birnbaum|
|Publsiher||: Gefen Publishing House Ltd|
|Total Pages||: 354|
|ISBN 10||: 9652290378|
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A sourcebook on Zionism, aliya and the history of Israel. the book follows, the movements and personalities involved in the return to Zion, the successes and failures of each step of the way, and the institutions, such as the kibbutz and the jewish defense force. attention is also given to the yishuv's history under british rule. the book follows the establishment of the state, the wars, the different stages of growth, and the achievements and difficulties up to the present..
A View to a Death in the Morning
|Author||: Matt Cartmill|
|Publsiher||: Harvard University Press|
|Total Pages||: 347|
|ISBN 10||: 9780674029255|
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What brought the ape out of the trees, and so the man out of the ape, was a taste for blood. This is how the story went, when a few fossils found in Africa in the 1920s seemed to point to hunting as the first human activity among our simian forebears—the force behind our upright posture, skill with tools, domestic arrangements, and warlike ways. Why, on such slim evidence, did the theory take hold? In this engrossing book Matt Cartmill searches out the origins, and the strange allure, of the myth of Man the Hunter. An exhilarating foray into cultural history, A View to a Death in the Morning shows us how hunting has figured in the western imagination from the myth of Artemis to the tale of Bambi—and how its evolving image has reflected our own view of ourselves. A leading biological anthropologist, Cartmill brings remarkable wit and wisdom to his story. Beginning with the killer-ape theory in its post–World War II version, he takes us back through literature and history to other versions of the hunting hypothesis. Earlier accounts of Man the Hunter, drafted in the Renaissance, reveal a growing uneasiness with humanity’s supposed dominion over nature. By delving further into the history of hunting, from its promotion as a maker of men and builder of character to its image as an aristocratic pastime, charged with ritual and eroticism, Cartmill shows us how the hunter has always stood between the human domain and the wild, his status changing with cultural conceptions of that boundary. Cartmill’s inquiry leads us through classical antiquity and Christian tradition, medieval history, Renaissance thought, and the Romantic movement to the most recent controversies over wilderness management and animal rights. Modern ideas about human dominion find their expression in everything from scientific theories and philosophical assertions to Disney movies and sporting magazines. Cartmill’s survey of these sources offers fascinating insight into the significance of hunting as a mythic metaphor in recent times, particularly after the savagery of the world wars reawakened grievous doubts about man’s place in nature. A masterpiece of humanistic science, A View to a Death in the Morning is also a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human, to stand uncertainly between the wilderness of beast and prey and the peaceable kingdom. This richly illustrated book will captivate readers on every side of the dilemma, from the most avid hunters to their most vehement opponents to those who simply wonder about the import of hunting in human nature..
The Moment of Psycho
|Author||: David Thomson|
|Publsiher||: Hachette UK|
|Total Pages||: 208|
|Genre||: Performing Arts|
|ISBN 10||: 9780465020096|
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It was made like a television movie, and completed in less than three months. It killed off its star in forty minutes. There was no happy ending. And it offered the most violent scene to date in American film, punctuated by shrieking strings that seared the national consciousness. Nothing like Psycho had existed before; the movie industry -- even America itself -- would never be the same. In The Moment of Psycho, film critic David Thomson situates Psycho in Alfred Hitchcock's career, recreating the mood and time when the seminal film erupted onto film screens worldwide. Thomson shows that Psycho was not just a sensation in film: it altered the very nature of our desires. Sex, violence, and horror took on new life. Psycho, all of a sudden, represented all America wanted from a film -- and, as Thomson brilliantly demonstrates, still does..
Churches and Religion in the Second World War
|Author||: Jan Bank|
|Publsiher||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 624|
|ISBN 10||: 9781472504807|
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Despite the wealth of historical literature on the Second World War, the subject of religion and churches in occupied Europe has been undervalued – until now. This critical European history is unique in delivering a rich and detailed analysis of churches and religion during the Second World War, looking at the Christian religions of occupied Europe: Catholicism, Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Orthodoxy. The authors engage with key themes such as relations between religious institutions and the occupying forces; religion as a key factor in national identity and resistance; theological answers to the Fascist and National Socialist ideologies, especially in terms of the persecution of the Jews; Christians as bystanders or protectors in the Holocaust; and religious life during the war. Churches and Religion in the Second World War will be of great value to students and scholars of European history, the Second World War and religion and theology..
Imperial Maine and Hawai'i
|Author||: Paul T. Burlin|
|Publsiher||: Lexington Books|
|Total Pages||: 318|
|ISBN 10||: 0739114662|
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Burlin's book provides an analysis of some of the broad themes and currents of 19th century American expansion in the Pacific through a discussion of a number of Maine inhabitants, either going to Hawai'i or other areas of the archipelago. Individuals covered include Sanford Dole, Luther Secerance, John L. Stevens, and James G. Blaine..
|Publsiher||: First Avenue Editions ™|
|Total Pages||: 190|
|ISBN 10||: 9781467786874|
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King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: though his land prospers, his great mead-hall is plagued nightly by a horrible beast, Grendel, that pillages and kills his men. Leaving his home in Sweden, the warrior Beowulf sails to the king's aid. Beowulf and his men camp in the mead-hall to wait for Grendel. When the beast attacks, Beowulf grabs him by the claw and rips his arm off, making the beast flee in defeat. But Grendel isn't the only challenge facing Beowulf and, even in his native Sweden, adventures and dangers await. Written between the 8th and 11th centuries, Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic poem written in Old English. This unabridged version is taken from the translation by published by John Lesslie Hall in 1892..
The Whitman Revolution
|Author||: Betsy Erkkila|
|Publsiher||: University of Iowa Press|
|Total Pages||: 293|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
|ISBN 10||: 9781609387228|
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The Whitman Revolution brings together a rich collection of Betsy Erkkila’s phenomenally influential essays that have been published over the years, along with two powerful new essays. Erkkila offers a moving account of the inseparable mix of the spiritual-sexual-political in Whitman and the absolute centrality of male-male connection to his work and thinking. Her work has been at the forefront of scholarship positing that Whitman’s songs are songs not only of workers and occupations but of sex and the body, homoeroticism, and liberation. What is more, Erkkila’s writing demonstrates that this sexuality and communal impulse is central to Whitman’s revolutionary poetry and his conception of democracy itself—an insight that was all but suppressed during the mid-twentieth century emergence of American literature as a field of study. Highlights of this collection include Erkkila’s essays on pairings such as Marx and Whitman, Dickinson and Whitman, and Melville and Whitman. Across the volume, she demonstrates an international vision that highlights the place of Leaves of Grass within a global struggle for democracy. The Whitman Revolution is evidence of Erkkila’s remarkable ability to lead critical discussions, and marks an exciting event in Whitman studies..