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The Whip

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The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love and had a child. Her husband was lynched and her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track down the murder. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.

Whip Hand

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Author: Nadine Browne,Mihaela Nicolescu
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Who holds the whip hand? From a young mother stealing back her child to a disillusioned lover seeking revenge with a potion, from house cleaners contemplating a life of crime to a woman parting ways with Jesus, these are stories of people living on the edge. In their collections ‘The Returning’ and ‘Playing Dead’, Mihaela Nicolescu and Nadine Browne illuminate the complexity of the everyday with compassionate but unflinching accounts of the ways in which people gain, lose or reclaim control of their lives.

The Whip

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Author: Karen Kondazian
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The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love and had a child. Her husband was lynched and her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track down the murder. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.

The Whip

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Author: Juliet Gilkes Romero
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Winner of the 2020 Alfred Fagon Award. As the 19th Century dawns in London, politicians of all parties gather to abolish the slave trade once and for all. But the price of freedom turns out to be a multi-billion pound bailout for slave owners rather than those enslaved. As morality and cunning compete amongst men thirsty for power, two women navigate their way to the true seat of political influence, challenging members of parliament who dare deny them their say. In this provocative new play by Juliet Gilkes Romero, the personal collides with the political to ask, what is the right thing to do and how much must it cost?

Crack of the Whip

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Author: Lawrence Wilson
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Crack of the Whip by Lawrence Wilson Book Resume:

A cruel and sadistic father beat his son with a whip from his early age through his teenage years. Anger, bitterness, and hatred grew as he grew. He developed a use for the gun, becoming proficient with speed and accuracy. He traveled west, meeting good people along the way who turned around his thinking about good against evil. He used his gun to help good people and law enforcement as he traveled through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and finally settled in Wyoming—the state he longed to see—and started a family. But he wasn’t satisfied. With tireless energy, ingenuity, and the help of his family and good friends, he developed an empire that stretched from Wyoming to California.

The Whip And The Rod - An Account Of Corporal Punishment Among All Nations And For All Purposes

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Author: R. Yelyr
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The Whip And The Rod - An Account Of Corporal Punishment Among All Nations And For All Purposes by R. Yelyr Book Resume:

The whip and the stick has been used for much of human history, this fascinating history reveals why corporal punishment seems to be such a common thing among all cultures through much of recorded history.

Mastered By The Whip

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Author: Jean Martinet
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While in men it is possible to trace a tendency to inflict pain, or the semblance of pain, on the women they love, it is still easier to trace in women a delight in experiencing physical pain when inflicted by a lover, and an eagerness to accept subjection to his will. Such a tendency is certainly normal. To abandon herself to her lover, to be able to rely on his physical strength and mental resourcefulness, to be swept out of herself and beyond the control of her own will, to drift idly in delicious submission to another and stronger will--this is one of the commonest aspirations in a young woman's intimate love dreams. In our own age these aspirations most often find their expression in such dreams.

The Eye and the Whip

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Author: Paul Lagunes
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In order for transparency measures to fight corruption, they must be paired with enforcement. Levels of corruption vary greatly around the world, with certain regions suffering from it more than others. Why is it pervasive in some countries, how does it weaken critical regulations, and why is it so hard to root out? In The Eye and the Whip, Paul Lagunes applies field experiments to analyze corruption in three countries: Mexico, Peru, and the United States of America. He begins by stressing that vulnerabilities to corruption exist where government officials hold power over both the provision of goods and the imposition of costs. Vulnerabilities turn to actual threats when officials calculate that the benefits of abusing their power are greater than the penalties associated with getting caught. Therefore, controlling corruption requires increasing the probability of detecting malfeasance through enhanced monitoring - what Lagunes calls "the eye" - and then applying the appropriate penalty in response to wrongdoing-what he calls "the whip." However, in the places where he conducts extensive fieldwork, which include a city in central Mexico, urban districts in Peru, and two boroughs in New York City, the common policy response to corruption typically emphasizes only the first of the two mechanisms. From bribes extracted for public works contracts to property tax evasion, corruption in these and other areas will persist as long as the authorities are unwilling to impose serious penalties after becoming aware of the problem. After examining how corrupt transactions unfold and why corruption appears immune to transparency, Lagunes leverages local collaborations to test a series of approaches that help promote accountability. Offering rigorous, evidence-based recommendations for improving public administration, The Eye and the Whip will be essential reading for anyone searching for effective tools to battle this age-old scourge.

A Book of the Beginnings

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Author: Gerald Massey
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After enjoying years as a popular journalist and poet, intellectual and freethinker Gerald Massey turned his vast studies in the field of Egyptology into A Book of the Beginnings, a bold statement that the origin of all civilization lays in ancient Egypt. His assertions, radical at the time-indeed, almost a century before the discovery of three-million-year-old human remains in Africa-resonate loudly today, when molecular biology is making corresponding discoveries alongside the still-raging creation-versus-evolution controversy. In Volume I, Massey lays the foundation of the Egypt-centric position through a scholarly comparative analysis of language, names, and mythology-delving not only into our most basic actions of naming and communicating, but also man's beloved, universal myths of death, awakenings, and love. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including The Natural Genesis and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

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Author: Mitch McConnell,Roy E. BrownellII
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The US Senate and the Commonwealth by Mitch McConnell,Roy E. BrownellII Book Resume:

Kentucky has long punched above its weight in the US Senate, as some of the nation's most distinguished senators have hailed from the Commonwealth. Despite its relatively small population for much of American history, Kentucky has produced a record two Senate majority leaders, a record three Senate majority whips, and one of the country's greatest lawmakers, Henry Clay. These Kentuckians played an important role in the evolution of leadership institutions in the Senate. Official positions such as Senate majority leader and majority whip are nowhere to be found in the Constitution or early American history, yet today these offices have essentially eclipsed the constitutionally created legislative leadership positions of vice president and president pro tempore. While Kentucky senators have played a vital role in leading the Senate and in its institutional history, no book has told the story in its entirety. The US Senate and the Commonwealth is the first book of its kind to provide a detailed, yet accessible, discussion of the US Senate's leadership throughout its 225-year history. Senator Mitch McConnell and Roy E. Brownell II weave together the history of the Senate with lively portraits of prominent Kentucky senators as well as firsthand reflections about legislative leadership by a Senate majority leader. The authors illuminate and humanize this discussion by exploring the colorful and vivid lives of fifteen Kentucky lawmakers, including Henry Clay, Alben Barkley, and John Sherman Cooper. This compelling and fascinating study is an essential resource.

The Whip Hand

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Author: Victor Canning
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The thrilling first novel in the classic Rex Carver mysteries, from the author of The Rainbird Pattern. Meet Rex Carver, the suave and laconic 1960s London private investigator. It starts with an easy job: Carver agrees to track down a German au pair, Katerina Saxmann, who has gone missing in Brighton. But when the security services show up at his apartment within hours of him accepting the assignment, he realises there is far more going on. As the search leads Carver around the pleasure spots of Europe, the investigation, and his feelings for Katerina, get more complicated. But when a spectre from the continent’s past rears its head, Rex realises he might be in too deep... With cut-glass dialogue and panache in spades, Rex Carver is the James Bond of private investigators, perfect for fans of John le Carré and Ian Fleming. Praise for Victor Canning ‘Mr Canning’s inventiveness never flags for a moment’ Daily Telegraph

The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line

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Author: Charles W. Chestnutt
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The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line by Charles W. Chestnutt Book Resume:

The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line (1899) is a collection of short stories by African American writer, lawyer, and political activist Charles Chesnutt. Originally published in a July 1888 edition of The Atlantic—in which, in 1887, Chesnutt became the first African American to have a story published in its pages—“The Wife of His Youth” has become the author’s most frequently anthologized story. The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line contains nine stories and three essays by Charles Chesnutt, a pioneer of African American literature. The title story of the collection follows Mr. Ryder, a light skinned man living in a city in the American Midwest. The founder of the Blue Veins Society, a local club whose members consist of black men with European ancestry, Mr. Ryder plans to propose to a beautiful mixed-race woman named Molly Dixon. As the day of the Blue Vein Ball approaches—he hopes to propose on stage while giving a speech—Ryder meets an older black woman named Liza Jane who assisted her husband, Sam Taylor, in escaping north before the Civil War, but never heard from him again. “The Passing of Grandison,” another story in the collection, is a tale of racial passing set in the 1850s that follows a slave who travels to Canada with the help of a white man. The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line is a masterful work of short fiction and essay writing from a pioneer of African American literature. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Charles Chesnutt’s The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Carnival of Lost Souls

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Author: Laura Quimby
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For one charismatic kid, the dangerous world of the Forest of the Dead becomes the setting for the ultimate escape trick in this exciting debut novel. Jack Carr has been shuttled from foster home to group home to foster home his entire life. The only constant has been his interest in magic, especially handcuff escapes like those mastered by his hero, Harry Houdini. When he’s placed with the Professor, however, he feels like he’s finally found a home—but his new guardian is hiding a dangerous secret. Years ago the Professor bartered his soul to the undead magician Mussini, and when the payment is due, he sends Jack in his place. Jack must travel with Mussini to the Forest of the Dead, a place in between the real world and the afterlife, where he’s forced to perform in Mussini’s traveling magic show. If he stays in the Forest long enough, he’ll die himself. To find his way home, he’ll have the help of Mussini’s other “minions”—kids stolen just like Jack—and his wits, nothing more. Can he follow the example of his hero, Houdini, and escape the inescapable?

The Blood of Lambs

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Author: F.V. Hank Helmick
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The Blood of Lambs is a biblical historical fictional novel about the life of Saint Stephen, the first martyr as written about in the Acts of the Apostles pages 6&7. Stephen was a rich mans dissolute son from Alexandria with the face of an angel. Accompanied by his two brothers Benjamin and Nabal, they set sail for Israel where they meet Acacius ben Xanthine an agnostic soldier of fortune. They defend themselves from an attack by brigands led by Antigonis the One Eyed and Adder the mysterious deadly little killer who is the secret leader of the Sicariia deadly band of Zealot cutthroats, who plays both ends against the middle. Antigonis as an Avenger of the Blood creates an enmity between the two groups that threads its way throughout the entire story. Acacius stumbles upon a plot led by Simon Magus the Magician to conquer the world. He works with the leader of the Roman Legion Italica II, the Tribune Julian Lombard to uncover the plot. Myra the Madam is the only person to ever escape from the secret cave of Antigonis and she is dedicated to avenge her friends murders by Adder and Antigonis. The setting for the story is Israel at the time of Christs Passion. Stephen meets and is infatuated by Jeshua and becomes a disciple and meets the beautiful and vivacious Michal. Rabbi Agamemnon, the leader of the Synagogue of Roman Freemen lines himself up with Simon Magus. Both Adder and Antigonis are subjected to the prophetic curse of their prostitute victim Miriam, a cousin of a witch in the lineage of the Witches of Endor. The story follows the historical events of the era. The myths, mysticism and miracles of the early Church are played upon throughout the story. The author has been scrupulous in the use of authentic historical data, which is the only thing too which he will take pride.

Dead Time

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Author: William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
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Johnstone Country. Try Not to Get Killed. In this explosive Hank Fallon thriller, the justice-seeking ex-con goes undercover and behind bars to expose a plot as big, as bold, and as deadly as the American Civil War . . . GET OUT OF JAIL FREE—OR DIE Doing time in Texas is no picnic. But getting sent to The Walls in Huntsville is a fate worse than hanging. If the guards don’t kill you, the prisoners will. And if it weren’t for the fact that the man who framed Hank Fallon and murdered his family could be inside The Walls, Hank would never step one foot in that heinous helltrap—let alone go undercover as an inmate. But this isn’t just another assignment. This is his chance for revenge . . . Inside The Walls, Hank quickly discovers who’s boss—as well as judge, jury, and executioner. The only relief from the gang fights and guard beatings is a prison work program that allows inmates to leave The Walls to work for plantation owner J.J. Justice. Hank figures it can’t be any worse than jail. But it is. Seems that Justice is ordering the men to commit robberies and murders. He’s stockpiling weapons. Building an army. And planning to restart the Civil War—all in the name of Justice . . . Live Free. Read Hard.

Erskineville to the Bush

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Author: Steve Langley
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Erskineville to the Bush by Steve Langley Book Resume:

This is a story on Steve Langley’s life from the 1930’s and in the wartime and postwar Sydney slums; the gangs of Erskineville, Newtown, and Paddington streets. Where he made the breakaway to find a better life. His story covers his various work endeavors on land and ships; a broken marriage, and with a new partner and ten month old baby son, his move to a modern pioneer lifestyle in an abandoned homestead on Bullock Mountain. There Steve found in the high ranges of the beautiful New England region of NSW, a wonderful way of life when he created a long distance horse trekking business catering to riders from all parts of the world.

The Carriage Journal

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Author: Jill Ryder
Publisher: Carriage Assoc. of America
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Traveling with Reindeer by SUSAN GREEN Thoughts After Traveling to Argentina by CRAIG PAULSEN photos by HEDDA VON GOEBEN Sleigh Ride Through Eastern Russia by the late THOMAS W. KNOX (1835-1896) Both Elegant & Sumptuous [royal sleighs of Europe} by KEN WHEELING

A Simple Soul

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Author: Flaubert
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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. Following Brave New World is the nonfiction work Brave New World Revisited, first published in 1958. It is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with the prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World, including threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.

Gone With The Whip

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Author: Marcus van Heller
Publisher: Olympia Press
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Gone With The Whip by Marcus van Heller Book Resume:

Shades of Miz Scarlett in this early fake Marcus. Keeping with the original's mastery of historic erotic fiction, Gone With The Whip places us in the Antebellum South, where slaves exist to serve their masters and, during the war, take revenge for generations of suffering.

Sixty Years of Jump Racing

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Author: Robin Oakley
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Sixty Years of Jump Racing by Robin Oakley Book Resume:

Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sport's ups and downs-like the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National, the growing domination of the Cheltenham Festival and the growth of all-weather racing to meet the bookies' demands for betting shop fodder. Pace and colour is provided by stories of the horses who have been taken to the heart of racing crowds, like the Irish-trained hurdler Istabraq and Best Mate, the three-times winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup for England. Famous rivalries and memorable races are re-lived and key victories revisited in portraits of and interviews with the owners, jockeys and trainers who have dominated the sport. The emphasis will be largely on the past fifty years-from Arkle to Tony McCoy-but a significant introduction by Edward Gillespie encapsulates the past history of what was previously known as 'National Hunt Racing' and sets the stories in context. .

Metaphor Competition in the Book of Job

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Author: Lance R. Hawley
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Within the book of Job, the interlocutors (Job, the friends, and Yahweh) seem to largely ignore one another’s arguments. This observation leads some to propose that the dialogue lacks conceptual coherence. Lance Hawley argues that the interlocutors tangentially and sometimes overtly attend to previously stated points of view and attempt to persuade their counterparts through the employment of metaphor. Hawley uses the theoretical approach of Conceptual Metaphor Theory to trace the concepts of speech and animals throughout the dialogue. Beyond explaining the individual metaphors in particular texts, he shows how speech metaphors compete with one another, most perceptibly in the expressions of job’s words are wind. With regard to animal metaphors, coherence is especially perceptible in the job is a predatory animal metaphor. In these expressions, the dialogue demonstrates intentional picking-up on previously stated arguments. Hawley argues that the animal images in the divine speeches are not metaphorical, in spite of recent scholarly interpretation that reads them as such. Rather, Yahweh appears as a sage to question the negative status of wild animals that Job and his friends assume in their significations of people are animals. This is especially apparent in Yahweh’s strophes on the lion and the wild donkey, both of which appear multiple times in the metaphorical expressions of Job and his friends.

The Cavalry

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Author: Gerdson Cassamajor
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Garrison, the main character, is coping from the death of his father. He has just started high school with his friends, Brandon and Will. While they are in class, Garrison cant stop thinking about what he saw that morningmen loading a van with guns. Suddenly, he hears marching footsteps, then silence. All he hears is ticking, and before he realizes what it is, an explosion throws him across the room, killing half of his class. The leader of the hostile group, Julian, awakens the other survivors and makes himself clear that no one is coming for them and that they wont hesitate to kill them. Garrison and his friends take it upon themselves to escape with as many students as they can find. But there is something Garrison doesnt know about himself, and he intends to find out what it is, even if he must cross a line he cant come back from.

The Age of Reason

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Author: Thomas Paine
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The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.” ― Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason is Thomas Paine’s scathing critique of religion in society.

The Contemporary Congress

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Author: Burdett A. Loomis, Professor, University of Kansas,Wendy J. Schiller, Professor, Brown University
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The Contemporary Congress by Burdett A. Loomis, Professor, University of Kansas,Wendy J. Schiller, Professor, Brown University Book Resume:

In an era of heightened partisanship and increased polarization, the seventh edition of The Contemporary Congress offers a clear and concise introduction to legislative processes. Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for undergraduate courses, Loomis and Schiller construct a comprehensive portrait of the U.S. Congress.

Taking it to the Hill

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Author: David McInnes
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
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Taking it to the Hill by David McInnes Book Resume:

The standing committees of the House of Commons and Senate make it possible for practically any person or group to access the policy-making process and become a lobbyist. This handy and complete guide coaches prospective witnesses to do it right. Targeted primarily at those who have a stake in advancing a cause "on the hill," this guide reveals the lessons and advice of experienced parliamentarians and those who work behind the doors of Parliament. It is a "how-to" for lobbyists and advisors and "must-read" for students of political science and public administration. This refreshed edition has been updated to reflect key developments in procedure and committee practices in an ever-changing parliamentary environment.

The Watchman

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Author: Dennis Ford
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Dennis Bright is an imaginative six-foot-four freckled and bespectacled redhead who lives in two worlds. In the public world he works as a watchman in the Scepter Roast Coffee Factory in Somesuch, New Jersey. In that world he avoids catching thieves and he makes the rounds, carrying a clock that doesnt keep time. In the private world of the mind he accompanies Robert Derrick, his handsome alter ego, on the grim progression that leads from North Carolina to the Gettysburg battlefield. The clash of worlds is complicated by a coworkers obsession with the inanities of professional wrestling, by the ghostly presences of generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, by the emergence of a fictional character into reality, and by Denniss life-altering crush on the beautiful Julie Hanks. Looming over both worlds is the threat of the coffee heist of the century. It will take all of Denniss resources to guard the factory. And it will take all his resources to overcome competition from an unlikely source and land in the arms of a woman who, like divinity, supplies life in the same instant she takes his breath away.

Buried in the Bitter Waters

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Author: Elliot Jaspin
Publisher: Basic Books
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Buried in the Bitter Waters by Elliot Jaspin Book Resume:

“Leave now, or die!” Those words-or ones just as ominous-have echoed through the past hundred years of American history, heralding a very unnatural disaster-a wave of racial cleansing that wiped out or drove away black populations from counties across the nation. While we have long known about horrific episodes of lynching in the South, this story of racial cleansing has remained almost entirely unknown. These expulsions, always swift and often violent, were extraordinarily widespread in the period between Reconstruction and the Depression era. In the heart of the Midwest and the Deep South, whites rose up in rage, fear, and resentment to lash out at local blacks. They burned and killed indiscriminately, sweeping entire counties clear of blacks to make them racially “pure.” Many of these counties remain virtually all-white to this day. In Buried in the Bitter Waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot Jaspin exposes a deeply shameful chapter in the nation's history-and one that continues to shape the geography of race in America.

A Bride from the Bush

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Author: E.W. Hornbug
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
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For years, Alfred, the eldest son of the Bligh family, has traveled the world like a vagabond. However, since he is a poor communicator, his whereabouts and activities are often left to his family’s imagination. One morning, as the Bligh family gather around their breakfast table, they are no longer left to wonder. Having only sent a letter after his voyage across the ocean, Alfred writes his family a letter to warn them of his arrival, and tells them of an even bigger surprise. While on an Australian adventure, Alfred met the love of his life, Gladys, and promptly married her. Now, the newlywed couple were back in Alfred’s home country of England, and ready to meet the family for the first time. Though Alfred acknowledges that he understands the shock the news might cause, he promises his family that they will love Gladys. However, it is apparent that the young man has overestimated his family’s affection when Alfred and Gladys arrive. Disliking even her name, the Bligh family are unapologetically British, and are convinced that Australians are barbarians. As Gladys tries to fit in and overcome the family’s prejudices, she quickly recognizes faults and hypocrisies in the Bligh's’ distain for her nationality. Partially inspired by E.W Hornung’s own travels to Australia, A Bride from the Bush is a descriptive and comedic tale that exposes the flaws in 19th century British culture through the perspective of an Australian native. With themes of identity and prejudice, A Bride from the Bush remains to be a fresh and relatable dramatic comedy. This edition of author E.W Hornung’s debut novel, A Bride from the Bush, features a new, eye-catching cover design and is reprinted in a modern and readable font. With these accommodations, contemporary readers are encouraged to revisit this classic comedy.

Adaptations in the Sound Era

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Author: Deborah Cartmell
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There is no disputing that the coming of sound heralded a new era for adaptations. We take it for granted today that a film is enhanced by sound but it was not a view unanimously held in the early period of sound cinema. While there was a substantial degree of skepticism in the late 1920s and early 30s about the advantages of sound, what we would call technophobia today, the inclusion of speech in screen versions of literary and theatrical works, undeniably revised what it was to be an adaptation: words. Focusing on promotional materials, Adaptations in the Sound Era tracks early attempts to promote sound through the elevation of words in adaptations in the early sound period. The popular appeal of these films clearly stands in opposition to academic regard for them and the book reflects on the presence and marketing of 'words' in a variety of adaptations, from the introduction of sound in the late 1920s to the mid 1930s. This book contextualizes a range of adaptations in relation to debates about 'picturizations' of books in the early sound era, including reactions to the talking adaptation by writers such as, Irwin Panofsky, Aldous Huxley and Graham Greene. Film adaptations of Shakespeare, Dickens, gothic fiction and biopics are also discussed in relation to their use and promotion of sound or, more precisely, words.

The Moral Art of Philip Massinger

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Author: Ira Clark
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"The Moral Art of Philip Massinger views the successor of Shakespeare and Fletcher in a new sociopolitical position: one of accommodation based on a moderate reformation of the tradition of the old hierarchy of inherited degree, patriarchy, and patronage. In addition, author Ira Clark claims a superior aesthetic position for tragicomedy as a sophisticated, elaborate synthesis of dramatic conventions in complex multiple plots filled with reversals, recognitions, miraculous conversations, and reconciliations after clashes of absolutes. The genre's complex testing of characters, discovery of their failures, and reintegration of them into a reformed society focuses central sociopolitical and moral issues for an allegedly decadent but actually deeply troubled society. Finally, the study takes into its account Massinger's many collaborations with John Fletcher, which are generally ignored. In sum, this work attempts to revise obsolete views of the dominant playwright just before the closing of the theaters and the opening of the English Civil War." ""A Case for Massinger" presents a critical history of why Massinger is unappreciated, traces his life with an eye to his ideal of patronage and his emphasis on gratitude, and outlines the rest of the work. "Models for Massinger the Apprentice" focuses on the techniques of tragicomedy as Massinger learned them from his three masters. The Queen of Corinth, written with Fletcher, serves as an exemplum of what this master collaborator taught him about tragicomedy. The City Madam. which obviously alludes to Volpone, serves as an example of the traditions of the estates morality play, satiric style, and metadrama, which Jonson transmitted to Massinger. The Duke of Milan and The Emperor of the East, with motifs borrowed from Othello, serve as exempla of how Massinger used traditional dramatic allusions to present social issues." ""Massinger's Political Plays in their Time" focuses on the sociopolitical inclinations that Massinger consistently presented through his collaborations and solo plays. Primarily the issues revolved around the relative value of court and country, monarchism and parliamentary balance, hereditary degree and social mobility, and conspicuous consumption and martial maintenance. "Massinger's Tragedies and Satiric Tragicomedies in their Social and Family Settings" focuses on the social, family, and personal preferences that Massinger presented in his work: a concerned patriarchy, a greater voice for women, and the rights of inheritance by younger sons. "Massinger's Tragicomedy" circles around to view all of Massinger's artistic and sociopolitical themes by way of readings of a collaborative tragicomedy and a solo tragicomedy: The Elder Brother (with Fletcher) and The Guardian."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The House of Commons

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Author: Emma Crewe
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The House of Commons is one of Britain's mysterious institutions: constantly in the news yet always opaque. In this ground-breaking anthropological study of the world's most famous parliament, Emma Crewe reveals the hidden mechanisms of parliamentary democracy. Examining the work of Members of Parliament – including neglected areas such as constituencies and committees – this book provides unique insights into the actual lives and working relationships of parliamentarians. 'Why do the public loathe politicians but often love their own MP?' the author asks. The antagonistic façade of politics irritates the public who tend to be unaware that, backstage, democracy relies on MPs consulting, compromising and cooperating across political parties far more than is publicly admitted. As the book shows, this is only one of myriad contradictions in the labyrinths of power. Based on unprecedented access and two years of interviews and research in the Palace of Westminster and MPs' constituencies, The House of Commons: An Anthropology of MPs at Work challenges the existing scholarship on political institutions and party politics. Moving beyond the narrow confines of rational choice theory and new institutionalism, Emma Crewe presents a radical alternative to the study of British politics by demonstrating that all of its processes hinge on culture, ritual and social relations. A must-read for anyone interested in political anthropology, politics, or the Westminster model.

The Whip Hand: A Tale of the Pine Country

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Author: Samuel Merwin
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"The Whip Hand: A Tale of the Pine Country" by Samuel Merwin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Next Generation Ireland

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Author: Ed Burke,Ronan Lyons
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Foreword by Shane Ross "As Ireland looks to regroup and rebuild for the future, this is exactly the type of book the country needs, with new people and new ideas." Peter Sutherland, former EU Commissioner and Director General of GATT and the WTO "Every crisis presents an opportunity and Ireland’s current crisis gives us an opportunity to reshape the country, to make it future-proof. Next Generation Ireland contains some fascinating ideas by some of Ireland's brightest young thinkers on how to build the Ireland of the 2020s and 2030s." David McWilliams, economist and author Ireland in the early 2010s stands at a crossroads. The ongoing change and crisis in institutions that once had our trust force us to ask, "What now?" Next Generation Ireland brings together ten young Irish men and women to answer this very question. All are under forty and are emerging experts in their chosen fields. They have come together because they believe that, in this time of questioning, there exists a huge opportunity for the next generation to build the Ireland of the 2020s and 2030s.The book tackles the essential challenges confronting Irish politics and society, the economy, the environment, and Ireland’s relationship with the rest of the world. Each writer proposes transformative policies in their respective areas that will renew and sustain the Irish state in the coming decades. Urging reform and policy transformation, Next Generation Ireland marks the beginning of an interesting conversation. Do you wish to participate? Contributors include: Eoin O’Malley, Michael Courtney, Stephen Kinsella, Michael King, Joseph Curtin, Aoibhín de Búrca, Neil Sands and Nicola White

Adventures of Young Hero

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Author: Xin SuiMengHan
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It was a martial arts world that had heroes, money, beauties, power, and plots! Let's see how a young man from another world would act amidst so many beauties, powers, and schemes! Our goal: to get the prettiest girl; to wear the best clothes; to practice the best martial arts. All of this was contained in "Confusion of the Heroic Assassins"!

The Power and the Grace

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Author: Joanne Elphinston
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Designed for Pilates and yoga teachers, health and rehabilitation professionals, 'The Power and the Grace' demystifies functional movement and integrates the science of movement with the art of teaching it. It aims to help the holistically minded movement professional achieve rewarding results in neuromuscular function. From brain science to physics, fascia to emotion, this book distils a seemingly complex field into a practical and instantly usable approach that will resonate with movement teachers at all levels of experience. Find the color in your language; learn the difference between talking to the brain or to the mind; and discover how to communicate the intention and sense of a movement with ease!

The Dimensional Breach

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Author: Kevin Moore
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A sequel to this book The Queen’s Return Also by author The Curse Broken Warrior I hope you find the same adventure and fantasy in this book as a reader as I found the adventure in writing it. ~ Kevin Moore

Vethia: Lords of Ralk

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Author: Timothy Joseph Welch
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Vethia: Lords of Ralk by Timothy Joseph Welch Book Resume:

Step into the unique and magical realm called Vethia. It was the first realm created as a prototype for all other worlds. Each new being was created in Vethia, before they were given a land to rule. Therefore this massive world is filled with many different creatures. In the frozen northlands of Vethia exists an ancient city called Ralk. Ralk has been savagely attacked by demons whose true motive is unclear. It is now up to the Lords of the city to decide the fate of their kingdom which has been threatened by a species of lizard men. Blake Cathel and his family are blacksmiths of Ralk who are caught up in the oncoming conflict with the lizard men. Blake and his brothers eventually prove their skills to the Lords of Ralk and are asked to join the council of Lords. This story follows their incredible journey from blacksmiths to knights and eventually Lords of the most powerful city in the north.

Begin Again

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Author: Max Lucado
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Are you struggling with sadness, pain, or disappointment? Could you use a new beginning or a redo? If so, take heart. The oh-so-welcome news of the Scripture is this: Our God is a God of fresh starts. In Begin Again, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado combines his heartwarming stories and timeless biblical teachings with new insights and perspectives. Packed with encouragement, Begin Again will reassure you that Jesus is the author of new beginnings, no matter what sorrows or struggles you’ve faced. Each copy of Begin Again also includes a series of thoughtful, comprehensive reflection questions designed to go along with every chapter, giving you a chance to dive even deeper into the ways God promises to make all things new. Max will prepare you for the journey ahead by helping you: Trust that God fights for you, even on your darkest days Rely on God's unconditional love and protection Ground yourself in his everlasting promises Hold on to enduring hope found in faith Make a difference in your community by influencing the lives of others Set your sights on your eternal home in heaven This timely compilation—which also includes original content from Max—will provide you with the hope and encouragement you need to take the first step into your new beginning, whatever it may hold. No matter what heartache or hardship you’ve endured, you can take comfort in knowing that it’s never too late to Begin Again.

The Physics of Music and Color

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Author: Leon Gunther
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Physics of Music and Color by Leon Gunther Book Resume:

The Physics of Music and Color deals with two subjects, music and color - sound and light in the physically objective sense - in a single volume. The basic underlying physical principles of the two subjects overlap greatly: both music and color are manifestations of wave phenomena, and commonalities exist as to the production, transmission, and detection of sound and light. This book aids readers in studying both subjects, which involve nearly the entire gamut of the fundamental laws of classical as well as modern physics. Where traditional introductory physics and courses are styled so that the basic principles are introduced first and are then applied wherever possible, this book is based on a motivational approach: it introduces a subject by demonstrating a set of related phenomena, challenging readers by calling for a physical basis for what is observed. The Physics of Music and Color is written at level suitable for college students without any scientific background, requiring only simple algebra and a passing familiarity with trigonometry. It contains numerous problems at the end of each chapter that help the reader to fully grasp the subject.