The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317584015

Total Pages:266

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Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and appearance. In the decades that followed, feminist scholars criticized such publications as at best conservative and at worst regressive in their treatment of gender norms and ideals. However, this perspective obscures the heterogeneity of the magazine industry itself and women’s experiences of it, both as readers and as journalists. This collection explores such diversity, highlighting the differing and at times contradictory images and understandings of women in a range of magazines and women’s contributions to magazines in a number of contexts from late nineteenth century publications to twenty-first century titles in Britain, North America, continental Europe and Australia.

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ISBN:1460348990

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Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! This Harlequin® Historical bundle includes Strangers at the Altar by Marguerite Kaye, Outlaw Hunter by Carol Arens and Innocent's Champion by Meriel Fuller. Look for six compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Historical!

Strangers at the Altar

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The secrets behind the wedding veil For penniless widow Ainsley McBrayne, marriage is the only solution. She's vulnerable yet fiercely independent, so shackling herself to another man seems horrifying! Until handsome stranger Innes Drummond tempts Ainsley to become his temporary wife. Once married, Ainsley hardly recognizes the rugged Highlander Innes transforms into! He sets her long-dormant pulse racing, and she's soon craving the enticing delights of their marriage bed. She has until Hogmanay to show Innes that their fake marriage could be for real…

A summer in the wilderness; embracing a canoe voyage up the Mississippi and around Lake Superior

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"A summer in the wilderness; embracing a canoe voyage up the Mississippi and around Lake Superior" by Charles Lanman. 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.

Once Upon a Power Play

Author:Jennifer Bonds

Publisher:Entangled: Brazen

ISBN:1633754642

Total Pages:230

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Sidelined by a potentially career-ending injury, the only thing hockey player Ryan Douglas should be thinking about is his recovery. But after sharing a near death experience with a spunky brunette, the only thing on his mind is five and a half feet of sexy sarcasm. And he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back in his bed—even if it means playing dirty. Chloe Jacobs is done with fairytales. And men. She’s kissed her share of frogs and what’s it gotten her? Dumped by text—again. The last thing she needs is a pushy, arrogant hockey player testing her resolve. Especially one who’s sinfully good with his hands and thinks date-by-blackmail is a perfectly acceptable social convention. Ryan wants to play games? Fine by her, but this is one faceoff he’s going to lose. Each book in the Risky Business series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Once Upon a Dare Book #2 Once Upon a Power Play Book #3 Seducing the Fireman

Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery

Author:Doug Anderson

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:9780393071450

Total Pages:288

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An award-winning poet highlights the vibrant history of his generation in a farewell to Vietnam, the chaotic sixties, and their long aftermath. “We tend to write about what will not go away,” Doug Anderson says in this candid, darkly humorous journey of self-discovery. Beginning in 1943, in the pre–civil rights South filled with tobacco and war stories, he recalls the difficult childhood that propels him into service in Vietnam. In 1967, having returned home deeply shaken by his experience as a combat medical corpsman, Anderson plunges into the heady freedoms and excesses of the sixties. His downward spiral—through booze, substance abuse, and sex—brings him dangerously close to a total breakdown. Finally, in a return group visit to Vietnam in 2000, he meets with former enemies now become writers and poets. Moved by the realization that “the last time I saw these people they were trying to kill me,” Anderson confronts the past and calls upon a story—this powerful story—to rebuild a life.

A Life in the Bush

Author:Roy MacGregor

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0143197800

Total Pages:271

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Winner of The CAA–Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography The 2000 Ottawa-Carlton Book Award The (U.S.) Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book “A portrait of a true original.”—The Hamilton Spectator In 1929, at the age of twenty-two, Duncan MacGregor, the son of a lumberman, great-grandson of a voyageur, and an avid reader and baseball fan, headed off into the largest tract of preserved bush in the world: Ontario’s Algonquin Park. When he got there, he was home for the rest of his life. From the true nature of fishing to the harsh realities of raising a family in the woods, from the role of fear in the bush to the small nuances of family relationships, A Life in the Bush is painted on a canvas both vast and richly detailed. A story that captures the tough physical demands, the rich life of the senses, and the unselfconscious freedom that comes from living apart from town and city. In this beautifully crafted memoir of his father, Roy MacGregor paints an intimate portrait of an unusual man and spins a spellbinding tale of a boy’s complex relationship with his father. He also evokes, perhaps for the first time in Canadian literature, the bush the way bush people see it, an insider's view of life in the totemic Canadian wilderness.

A Seductive Kiss

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A Seductive Kiss Francis Ray Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends—with a heartwarming love story years in the making... Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as "The Face"—the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family's fashion empire. She could probably have her pick of any man she wants. But Dianna would rather kick back and relax with a good friend— namely Alex Stewart, who she's known, and harbored a crush on, her whole life... Ever since they were kids, Alex has been Dianna's protector and pal, a shoulder to cry on. But as the brother of her best friend, Alex always seemed untouchable. Now a handsome, successful New York lawyer, Alex never realized how lonely Dianna's life has been—or how innocent she is in the ways of love. Alex wants more than anything to reach out to her, to heal her heart. But is his desire worth the risk? After a lifetime of longing building up between them, something's gotta give. Maybe all it takes is just one kiss...

Moral Lessons in African Folktales

Author:Kwame A. Insaidoo

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Total Pages:276

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This book challenges us to take a cursory glance at our contemporary world, where modern man’s scientific and technological ingenuity has led him to soar thorough the galaxy and made the heavens part of his domain; and contrast that with his level of morality today. Open any newspaper or listen to the radio and television news and you can’t help but lament on the appalling moral depravity and obscene behavior of our contemporary man. With this intractable moral depravity on the ascendancy, the author nostalgically reminiscences the upright morality of yesteryears, and admonishes us to heed Plato’s philosophical advice: ‘now since men are by nature acquisitive, jealous, combative, and erotic, how shall we persuade them to behave themselves? By the policeman’s omnipresent club? {now, AK 47}. It is a brutal method, costly and irritating. There is a better way, and this is by lending to the moral requirements of the community. Throughout this book the author emphasizes the significance of proper moral education in shaping the character of children, youngsters and even adults, and reminds us: ‘morals are the rules by which society exhorts its members and associations to behavior consistent with its 'order, security and growth’ {Will & Ariel Durant}. The author noted that in traditional African societies, the wise elders, like the ancient Greek philosophers, strongly emphasized the teachability of moral values and deliberately inculcated them into their youngsters. The stories in this book are folktales filled with moral lessons that have been handed down from many generations to the present in many African countries from Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroons, Liberia, the Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania to Zimbabwe. The traditional African elders successfully utilized these folktales to socialize their youngsters to the moral requirements of their society to insure stability, harmonious relations, order, security and growth.

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Author:Winners of the Pierre Berton Award

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ISBN:0385673639

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Featuring some of Canada’s best known and most admired historians, this collection will appeal to Pierre Berton fans and history lovers everywhere. For the Love of History features the contributions of outstanding writers who have won recognition for the creative and colourful ways in which they have popularized Canadian history. Including a foreword by Pierre Berton, this book chronicles a diverse and lively range of historical episodes, from an account of early fur-traders and the story of the intriguing life of Isabel Mackenzie King to a dramatic look at the FLQ Crisis. Drawing on the contributors’ skills as acclaimed and inventive storytellers, this book pays lasting tribute to the unrivalled legacy of Pierre Berton.

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ISBN:8026844122

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This carefully crafted ebook: "DRIFTWOOD SPARS - The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Driftwood Spars is one of the early novels of P. C. Wren. First part of the novel is mainly concerning the early life of, John Robin Ross-Ellison, commander of Foreign Legion troops. Second part is covering the early life of Moussa Isa Somali, proud and brave young boy. Further on their paths are crossing along with many other characters in the deserts of North Africa. Percival Christopher Wren (1875 - 1941) was an English writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. This was one of 33 novels and short story collections that he wrote, mostly dealing with colonial soldiering in Africa. While his fictional accounts of life in the pre-1914 Foreign Legion are highly romanticized, his details of Legion uniforms, training, equipment and barrack room layout are generally accurate, which has led to unproven suggestions that Wren himself served with the legion. The descriptions of Legion garrison life given in his work The Wages of Virtue, written in 1914, closely match those contained in the autobiographical In the Foreign Legion by ex-legionnaire Edwin Rosen.

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Author:Tina Wainscott

Publisher:Written Musings

ISBN:1945143789

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When Chloe Samms dies in a car crash, instead of seeing departed loved ones in the light, she crosses paths with a woman who begs Chloe to find her son. Chloe has always believed in psychic powers, but she never dreamed she might have abilities of her own. She awakens determined to find the little boy from her vision and meets his father, Dylan, a darkly handsome, pragmatic man who’s reeling from his son's disappearance. The picture grows more complicated when Dylan refuses to believe Chloe’s crazy story, while she remains convinced that she is the only one who can find the boy before it’s too late. With their hearts on the line, and the little boy’s life at stake, can Chloe convince a hard-hearted man to believe in miracles? Editorial Reviews: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Tina Wainscott is back and in a big way." – RT Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ " Wainscott delivers unusual and satisfying romance with a supernatural twist." – Publishers Weekly

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Author:Yvonne Harris

Publisher:Bethany House

ISBN:1441232273

Total Pages:304

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Texas Ranger Jake Nelson patrols the U.S.-Mexico border, protecting the settlers from cattle rustlers, outlaws, and bandits. Sparks fly when Manuel Diego stirs up a revolt against the government, which leads to the murder of a newspaperman, who is the son of a U.S. senator, and the kidnapping of his sister, Elizabeth Madison, a journalist in the making. With Elizabeth's photograph in hand--a dark-haired beauty with smiling eyes--Jake rides over the border to find her. After the Rangers defeat the marauders and rescue Elizabeth, Jake is surprised to learn she's not the spoiled daughter of a senator that he was expecting. In fact, he finds himself taken by her. And she by him. But the Mexicans won't give up that easily, as Elizabeth becomes the target of an all-out hunt. Leaving Elizabeth back at Fort Williams, Jake and his men set off again, this time to go after Diego himself--to apprehend him and his renegades and bring them all to justice. Meanwhile, Jake knows what's begun between him and Elizabeth is undeniable. Amid all the turmoil, Jake finally admits how much he loves her. She tells him the same. Until now, they've lived in different worlds, yet it is those differences that drew them together.

A Time To Heal

Author:Linda Goodnight

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1488097399

Total Pages:224

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High school sweethearts are reunited and old feeling resurface in this classic tale of love and overcoming the past from New York Times bestselling author Linda Goodnight Only one person knows why Kat Thatcher left her Oklahoma hometown ten years ago. Why she ran to the city and became a workaholic doctor. Why she put off marriage…indefinitely. And that person is now staring her in the face on her first day back in town! Seth Washington is as handsome as ever. Way too available. And wanting to talk about the past—which Kat prefers to leave alone. Seth insists the Lord is on their side and always was. Kat’s starting to believe, but will that be enough for love? Originally published in 2008

Streets of Night

Author:John Dos Passos

Publisher:Susquehanna University Press

ISBN:9780945636021

Total Pages:226

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A novel begun in college and then reworked for seven years, this work mirrors the author's experience at Harvard and in greater Boston. The novel reflects young Dos Passos's interests in aestheticism, Greek and Roman culture, and Walt Whitman.

JACK LONDON Ultimate Collection: 250+ Works in One Volume: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poetry, Memoirs, Essays & Articles (Illustrated)

Author:Jack London

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026875923

Total Pages:8228

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This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor, war correspondent and much more. He wrote adventure novels & sea tales, stories of the Gold Rush, tales of the South Pacific and the San Francisco Bay area - most of which were based on or inspired by his own life experiences. Content: The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Kempton-Wace Letters The Sea-Wolf The Game White Fang Before Adam The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Valley of the Moon The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Star Rover The Little Lady of the Big House Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Son of the Wolf The God of His Fathers Children of the Frost The Faith of Men Tales of the Fish Patrol Moon-Face Love of Life Lost Face South Sea Tales When God Laughs The House of Pride & Other Tales of Hawaii Smoke Bellew The Night Born The Strength of the Strong The Turtles of Tasman The Human Drift The Red One On the Makaloa Mat Dutch Courage Uncollected Stories The Road The Cruise of the Snark John Barleycorn The People of the Abyss Theft Daughters of the Rich The Acorn-Planter A Wicked Woman The Birth Mark The First Poet Scorn of Woman Revolution and Other Essays The War of the Classes What Socialism Is What Communities Lose by the Competitive System Through The Rapids on the Way to the Klondike From Dawson to the Sea Our Adventures in Tampico With Funston's Men The Joy of Small Boat Sailing Husky, Wolf Dog of the North The Impossibility of War The Red Game of War Mexico's Army and Ours The Trouble Makers of Mexico Phenomena of Literary Evolution Editorial Crimes – A Protest Again the Literary Aspirant ...

Lake Superior Profiles

Author:John Gagnon

Publisher:Wayne State University Press

ISBN:9780814336298

Total Pages:224

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Introduces readers to ordinary, offbeat, and interesting people living on and around Lake Superior.

New York to Nome

Author:Rick Steber

Publisher:Bonanza Publishing

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This book is the first telling of what was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'longest canoe trip in history'-an eighteen-month, 7,865-mile saga of two young men and a canoe named Muriel. The year was 1936. The place was New York City, where two young office workers, weary of the depression, embarked on one of history's most remarkable expeditions. They left New York City at the foot of 42nd street and paddled their canoe across the uncharted wilds of Canada to Nome, Alaska. This is their true story - of the people they met, of hunting, fighting, ice, bears, wolves, unspoiled forest and tundra, and , most of all, of the two men sharing the challenge of a lifetime.

Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing

Author:Alan Dundes,Carl R. Pagter

Publisher:Wayne State University Press

ISBN:0814337406

Total Pages:436

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Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing documents the thriving folklore tradition that circulates in the workplace. Alan Dundes and Carl Pagter have collected more than two hundred and fifty "signs of the times"—the office memoranda, parodies, cartoons, and poems that daily make their way through copy machines, interoffice mail systems, and fax machines and are affixed to bulletin boards and water coolers. The rich vein of urban folklore tapped by this imaginative volume constitutes a great testament to one of the world's most prolific authors—anonymous. The popularity of the items featured in this timely book is apparent by their reproduction in mass or popular cultural form—as greeting cards, plaques, and bumper stickers—reminding us of the inevitable interplay between folklore and mass culture. Dundes and Pagter clearly demonstrate the existence of folklore in the modern urban technological world and refute the notion that folklore reflects only the past.