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The Black Veil

The Black Veil [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504027701
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A raw, unflinching, convention-defying memoir of substance abuse, depression, and guilt In his genre-bending memoir, Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, delves into not only his own tormenting struggle with depression and alcoholism but also the pathos inherent in American society. Beginning with his childhood and widening his gaze to his ancestral past, Moody elegantly details the events that led him to admit himself to a psychiatric hospital. Seeking explanations for his inner demons, Moody traces his lineage back to Joseph “Handkerchief” Moody. In early-eighteenth-century Maine, Joseph accidentally killed his childhood friend and wore a handkerchief over his face for the rest of his life as a self-imposed punishment. His story stirs within Moody a drive to understand his own failings through a study of American violence from colonial times to the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. Remarkably broad in scope and full of Moody’s witticisms and brilliantly crafted prose, The Black Veil is an extraordinary exploration of both personal and cultural shame that transcends the expectations of a memoir. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Routledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916)

Routledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 135198151X
Author: George Crabb
Publisher: Routledge
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Routledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916) by George Crabb Book Resume:

First published in 1816 and revised in 1916, this edition of George Crabb’s English Synonyms contains the entirety of his most enduring work. The revised edition is supplemented by a large number of words, the applications of which had grown into the language in the preceding years or had taken on a deeper significance in light of the First World War. It also contains comprehensive cross-referencing, which brings closely related words together and facilitates the quick location of a desired term.

A Diverse Gathering

A Diverse Gathering [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479755974
Author: Vincent Macraven
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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A Diverse Gathering by Vincent Macraven Book Resume:

A Diverse Gathering is a series of short stories that touch on many themes. Explore horror as a man losses his mind in Prior to my madness Read about the decision to end another s life, in Murder . Come into a small town that has a mysteries scream in 12:01. Find out what a schizophrenic experiences in A case of madness. See a long night in the life of a man of the cloth in Monk. See an elderly woman confront her solitude in Longing. Find out what happens to a guitarist when he sells his soul, then breaks the deal at the last minute in 20 Years. There are thirty one tales in all.

The Voice of the Seven Thunders

The Voice of the Seven Thunders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496981634
Author: George Kevyn Weber
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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The Voice of the Seven Thunders by George Kevyn Weber Book Resume:

There is no time for the people of the world to waste to decide to change their ways and their ways of living. The world is in a crisis that it has not been in before. Actually the world has been in countless crises in the past, before disaster, calamity or catastrophe struck the people of the earth. We are not talking of crises of natural disasters, calamities or catastrophes that have hit the earth, we are talking about man made, man engineered and man designed disasters, calamities and catastrophes that have hit the world from time to time. History is full of them and apart from those natural disasters caused by God or the Devil themselves; the rest were caused by man themselves. Now this revelation is not about the natural but about the spiritual. Power mad dictators, rulers and potentates the world over are normally the cause of these disasters, calamities and catastrophes and nature has little to do with them although they did affect nature, in some way or another. Small and great Wars were started by whosoever caused them without any due regard of men’s lives, and the resultant horrors, hardships and horrendous pain, lived on in the hearts and lives of the people that survived. No one can add these things up nor can they count the cost in human suffering, misery and pain, nor the cost of men’s souls lost all for the sake of man’s vanity. "The current synopsis is catchy and intriguing. This synopsis is well written and it will entice readers into picking this book up and reading it." - Cynthia Sherman Writer’s Literary & Publishing Services, Critique Division

The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504065409
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham Book Resume:

A novel of love and betrayal set during a cholera epidemic from the acclaimed British author of Of Human Bondage, “a great artist, a genius” (Theodore Dreiser). “[Theodore Dreiser] is the modern writer who has influenced me the most.” —George Orwell Arriving in Hong Kong in the 1920s, newlywed Kitty Fane soon learns that being the wife of a British government bacteriologist gives her no particular social status. It only adds to her dissatisfaction with her life and her husband, Walter. Her marriage has been nothing but a mistake. But she soon embarks on an affair that transforms her very being. There is passion. There is hope. There is a future full of possibility. When Walter must go deep into mainland China to help treat the victims of a cholera epidemic, Kitty refuses to accompany him. To force her hand, Walter threatens to expose her affair. But Kitty, sure in her lover’s whispered promises, pushes for a divorce. Her impulsive decision will throw a stark light on the truth and her own desperate illusions, thrusting Kitty into unfamiliar territory—both in the world around her and the soul within . . . The inspiration for the film starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, “The Painted Veil with its sadness, its moral tension, its irony and compassion, its building evocations of lust and terror and remorse is a work of art” (The Spectator). “Reveals many of Maugham’s strengths: an understanding of women, meticulous craftsmanship and raw emotion.” —Daily Mail “This short masterpiece tells of love, treachery, and a search for real substance in life.” —DigBooks

Punctuated Equilibrium Featuring the Proepistrephomeniad

Punctuated Equilibrium Featuring the Proepistrephomeniad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781462811199
Author: Bernard Saftner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Punctuated Equilibrium Featuring the Proepistrephomeniad by Bernard Saftner Book Resume:

Punctuated Equilibrium . . . the definitive anthology of works by one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary authors! Twenty literary masterpieces—one novel, two novellas, six short stories and eleven poems—in one authorized, unexpurgated edition! Features: The Proepistrephomeniad. In this sweeping metaphysical epic, Sir Chrysogonus Exiordines must overcome the natural and supernatural forces arrayed against him in a perilous faraway land. The cost of failure is complete apocalyptic annihilation! ‘The Louisiana Book of the Dead.’ A beautiful young woman afflicted with a deadly secret finds herself in the sights of a psychotic killer. ‘Homeward, Warrior.’ A Viking’s son discovers glory and love on the twisting path to the land of his forebears. Plus a host of other instant classics, including ‘The Arrowhead,’ ‘Attis,’ ‘Coal for Christmas,’ and ‘The Magic Calf’—all in this one convenient, affordable volume!

How Asian Women Lead

How Asian Women Lead [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113737330X
Author: J. Horan
Publisher: Springer
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How Asian Women Lead by J. Horan Book Resume:

How Asian Women Lead provides a vastly different picture than Western-focused leadership literature, highlighting obstacles Asian women face reaching the top, and looking beneath the corporate surface to show cultural and family perspectives.

The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union

The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783479515
Author: Philip McCann
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union by Philip McCann Book Resume:

The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The iss

A Theory of Justice

A Theory of Justice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674042603
Author: John RAWLS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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A Theory of Justice by John RAWLS Book Resume:

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

The Veil

The Veil [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0698184521
Author: Chloe Neill
Publisher: Penguin
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The Veil by Chloe Neill Book Resume:

A brand new series from New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill. Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil's Isle. Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused. Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head. As more and more Sensitives fall prey to their magic, and unleash their hunger on the city, Claire and Liam must work together to save New Orleans, or else the city will burn…

Origen

Origen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 149829023X
Author: Jean Danielou
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Origen by Jean Danielou Book Resume:

Origen and St. Augustine were the two greatest geniuses of the early Church. Origen's writings can be said to mark a decisive period in all fields of Christian thought. His researches into the history of the different versions of the senses of the Old and New Testaments make him the found of the Scientific study of the Bible. - From the Introduction

The Politics of the Veil

The Politics of the Veil [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1400827892
Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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The Politics of the Veil by Joan Wallach Scott Book Resume:

In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance to modernity. The Politics of the Veil is an explosive refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all. Joan Wallach Scott, the renowned pioneer of gender studies, argues that the law is symptomatic of France's failure to integrate its former colonial subjects as full citizens. She examines the long history of racism behind the law as well as the ideological barriers thrown up against Muslim assimilation. She emphasizes the conflicting approaches to sexuality that lie at the heart of the debate--how French supporters of the ban view sexual openness as the standard for normalcy, emancipation, and individuality, and the sexual modesty implicit in the headscarf as proof that Muslims can never become fully French. Scott maintains that the law, far from reconciling religious and ethnic differences, only exacerbates them. She shows how the insistence on homogeneity is no longer feasible for France--or the West in general--and how it creates the very "clash of civilizations" said to be at the root of these tensions. The Politics of the Veil calls for a new vision of community where common ground is found amid our differences, and where the embracing of diversity--not its suppression--is recognized as the best path to social harmony.

Racism and Racial Identity

Racism and Racial Identity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136764402
Author: Lisa V. Blitz
Publisher: Routledge
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Racism and Racial Identity by Lisa V. Blitz Book Resume:

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

L’amour et le Chagrin de L'Homme Solitaire

L’amour et le Chagrin de L'Homme Solitaire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452528071
Author: Greg McBain
Publisher: Balboa Press
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L’amour et le Chagrin de L'Homme Solitaire by Greg McBain Book Resume:

This book delves into some of the thoughts and feelings that men often carry silently when it comes to subjects like love and heartbreak. Many men maintain an image of being the carer or provider for the rest of the world to see, but that doesn’t mean that men are exempt from the emotions that go with it. Yet we live in a world where men are expected to confront and deal with emotions on their own, and society has trained men to do so. Hopefully readers will identify with the descriptions in this book so that they do not feel alone. When it comes to those taboo male emotions, hopefully a problem shared is a problem halved. Just the fact of knowing there is someone else like you out there will help as readers work through the same emotions. If one reader of this book identifies with the content, then my task is accomplished. The book’s larger purpose is to help men realize they don’t need to categorize love and heartbreak into a right or wrong emotion—there is no such thing. So do not fear love; identify with it. And hopefully the experiences will eventually lead to fulfillment, but we must learn as we go. This book will be your companion to read when the going gets tough, but remember the main message: you are not alone.

Conrad's Narratives of Difference

Conrad's Narratives of Difference [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136730729
Author: Lissa Schneider
Publisher: Routledge
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Conrad's Narratives of Difference by Lissa Schneider Book Resume:

In Joseph Conrad’s tales, representations of women and of "feminine" generic forms like the romance are often present in fugitive ways. Conrad’s use of allegorical feminine imagery, fleet or deferred introductions of female characters, and hybrid generic structures that combine features of "masculine" tales of adventure and intrigue and "feminine" dramas of love or domesticity are among the subjects of this literary study. Many of Conrad’s critics have argued that Conrad’s fictions are aesthetically flawed by the inclusion of women and love plots; thus Thomas Moser has questioned why Conrad did not "cut them out altogether." Yet a thematics of gender suffuses Conrad’s narrative strategies. Even in tales that contain no significant female characters or obvious love plots, Conrad introduces elusive feminine presences, in relationships between men, as well as in men’s relationships to their ship, the sea, a shore breeze, or even in the gendered embrace of death. This book investigates an identifiably feminine "point of view" which is present in fugitive ways throughout Conrad’s canon. Conrad’s narrative strategies are articulated through a language of sexual difference that provides the vocabulary and grammar for tales examining European class, racial, and gender paradigms to provide acute and, at times, equivocal investigations of femininity and difference.

Tabernacles and Temples

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Author: Glen Carpenter
Publisher: Glen Carpenter
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Tabernacles and Temples by Glen Carpenter Book Resume:

This book is excerpted and expanded from CONNECTIONS: A Guide to Types and Symbols in the Bible - by Glen Carpenter This book will help the reader understand the temples and tabernacles as seen in the Old Testament. It also includes a description of the tabernacle/temple objects. Each of these is described in terms of how they relate to New Covenant truths - including the awesome plan for the Body of Christ - and compares them to the great temple seen in heaven in the book of Revelation.

Nightmare (Sci-Fi Classic)

Nightmare (Sci-Fi Classic) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027248205
Author: Gertrude Barrows Bennett,Francis Stevens
Publisher: e-artnow
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Nightmare (Sci-Fi Classic) by Gertrude Barrows Bennett,Francis Stevens Book Resume:

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The story is set on an island separated from the rest of the world, on which evolution has taken a different course. "The Nightmare" resembles Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot, which was published a year later. While Bennett had submitted "The Nightmare" under her own name, she had asked to use a pseudonym, Jean Vail, if it was published. The magazine's editor instead chose to use Francis Stevens, which she stuck to for rest of her writings as well.Excerpt:"I never met a burglar, but if I ever should it would be embarrassing to point a pistol at him and not be able to fire it off. I admire the heroes of burglar stories. They're always such efficient people."

Multiculturalism and Identity Politics

Multiculturalism and Identity Politics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1543706193
Author: Kalika Shah
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
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Multiculturalism and Identity Politics by Kalika Shah Book Resume:

This book aims at analysing the fiction produced by the expatriate Parsee writers of the Indian subcontinent: Bapsi Sidhwa, Rohinton Mistry and Boman Desai. These Parsee writers of the South Asian origin have emigrated to Canada and USA in the latter part of the twentieth century. Their works offer several possibilities seen from the multicultural point of view. The fiction of these Parsee diasporic writers examines the problem of migration, relocation and changing identities from a vantage point of distance gained by an insider’s view of their community and an outsider’s view from the host country. Dislocations, even when voluntary, always have a traumatic side to it due to the process of acculturation, assimilation into or differences with the host country and the issue of rights and privileges in the new location. For the diasporic communities of different backgrounds, their memory, history and cultural beliefs are the important factors that determine their identities. These Parsee novels demonstrate how individual and group/collective identities of the Parsees get constructed and reconstructed/redefined against the changing multinational contexts.

Gilt

Gilt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101572019
Author: Katherine Longshore
Publisher: Penguin
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Gilt by Katherine Longshore Book Resume:

In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free-- and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.