The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Myriad Editions

ISBN:1908434872

Total Pages:288

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Voiced by Donna and her streetwise god-daughter Aurora, this thrillingly original crime novel unfolds at breakneck speed - at once furious, tender and heartbreaking. Lesbian gangster and street poet Donna runs the all-female Bronte Close Gang. Carla, single parent and part-time MC, is her closest friend and trusted second-in-command. Together they carve out an empire in the toughest streets of Manchester. Unlike the city’s other gangs, run by men caught up in violent turf warfare, the women keep their heads down, doing business their way: partying on Canal Street, selling drugs in perfume atomisers in club toilets, and working as cleaners to account for their illegal income. But when Carla is gunned down everything changes.

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Moss Side Massive

Author:Karline Smith

Publisher:Black Sapphire Press

ISBN:1684540143

Total Pages:306

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Manchester, United Kingdom, 1994 When a young, gang leader is shot dead and killed in broad daylight, his brother strongly suspects opposing gang-leader, Storm Michaels, is responsible. Storm lives a double life, leader of the Grange Close gang, and his mother's, (Queenie) doting son, with a good job as jewellery sales representative, and can do no wrong. Just when he is about to give up the gang life to concentrate on his son and daughter, and conflicts with his women, he finds himself divided concerning his loyalties. In the midst of this is Queenie, who came to England and settled in Moss Side, in the early seventies, following her husband Vermont. After the marriage deteriorates. Queenie is forced to bring up two sons alone in the area with no idea that one of her sons is a notorious gang-leader and that her life is under threat. In the dark Winter that follows, the war between the two feuding gangs, Pier Mill Massive and the Grange Close crew steps up. Two Generals fighting for control of one army, for control of the streets, the clubs, and even the local black businesses, claiming a stake (taxing) of profits and of course vengeance. By the time Storm realises that his family is under threat it is almost too late. His younger brother, up-and-coming sound system engineer eighteen-year-old Zukie, becomes the main focus of the Piper Mill’s craving-for-revenge and unstable new leader, Jigsy and Jigsy’s message is simple: 'A brother for a brother, a life for a life.' "The side of Manchester people never get to see...wicked stuff" - Victor Headley, author of best-selling Jamaican gangster novel YARDIE. "A rare glimpse into a world in which the women are hopelessly patient and the men little more than demanding children obsessed with their toys is grimly exotic and extremely readable. " - Times Literary Supplement. "Karline Smith is an author that is certainly going places." - The Voice Newspaper. “This book is a jewel. A time-piece that captures an era, revisited through its pages. Pulsating with tension, Moss Side Massive is peppered with historical moments. Music, streets, clubs, street language, gang-grooming and culture, generational conflict, despondency and at that time, hopelessness. Fantastic.” - City Life Magazine.

Metromarxism

Author:Andrew Merrifield

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1135024863

Total Pages:224

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"Metromarxism" discusses Marxism's relationship with the city from the 1850s to the present by way of biographical chapters on figures from the Marxist tradition, including Marx, Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, and David Harvey. Each chapter combines interesting biographical anecdotes with an accessible analysis of each individual's contribution to an always-transforming Marxist theory of the city. He suggests that the interplay between the city as center of economic and social life and its potential for progressive change generated a major corpus of work. That work has been key in advancing progressive political and social transformations.

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

Author:Libero Andreotti,Nadir Lahiji

Publisher:Taylor & Francis

ISBN:1317478738

Total Pages:208

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In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' – a qualitatively new phase in the city’s historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present ‘tele-technological-capitalist’ society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media – as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics – towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.

Capitalism's Eye

Author:Kevin Hetherington

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:113595383X

Total Pages:232

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Capitalism's Eye is an extremely ambitious cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. Writing against the dominant argument that the 'society of the spectacle' emerged fully formed in the mid-nineteenth century, Kevin Hetherington explains that the emergence of a culture of mass consumption dominated by visual experience was a much slower process, not truly ascendant until after the First World War. Looking at the department stores, home life, and the great exhibitions around the turn of the last century, Capitalism's Eye promises to transform how we understand both the cultural history of capitalism in America and Europe and the historical roots of the mediated spectacle that dominates our world today.

The Global Contemporary Art World

Author:Jonathan Harris

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118339096

Total Pages:240

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The final installment in the critically-acclaimed trilogy on globalization and art explores the growing dominance of Asian centers of art This book takes readers on a fascinating journey around five Asian centers of contemporary art and its myriad institutions, agents, forms, materials, and languages, while posing vital questions about the political economy of culture and the power of visual art in a multi-polar world. He analyzes the financial powerhouse of Art Basel Hong Kong, new media art in South Korea, the place of the Kochi Biennale within contemporary art in India, transnational art and art education in China, and the geo-politics of art patronage in Palestine, and he develops a highly original synthesis of theoretical perspectives and empirical research. Drawing on detailed case studies and personal insights gained from his extensive experience of the contemporary art scene in Asia, Professor Harris examines the evolving relationship between the western centers of art practice, collection, and validation and the emerging “peripheries” of Asian Tiger societies with burgeoning art centers. And he arrives at the somewhat controversial conclusion that dominance of the art world is rapidly slipping away from Europe and North America. The Global Contemporary Art World is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduate students in modern and contemporary art, art history, art theory and criticism, cultural studies, the sociology of culture, and globalization studies. It is also a vital resource for research students, academics, and professionals in the art world.

Rethinking Geopolitics

Author:Simon Dalby,Gearoid O.u Tuathail

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1134692137

Total Pages:352

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Rethinking Geopolitics argues that the concept of geopolitics needs to be conceptualised anew as the twenty-first century approaches. Challenging conventional geopolitical assumptions, contributors explore: * theories of post-modern geopolitics * historical formulations of states and cold wars * the geopolitics of the Holocaust * the gendered dimension of Kurdish insurgency * the cold war world * political cartoons concerning Bosnia * Time magazine representations of the Persian Gulf * the Zapatistas and the Chiapas revolt * the new cyber politics * conflict simulations in the US military * the emergence of a new geopolitics of global security. Exploring how popular cultural assumptions about geography and politics constitute the discourses of contemporary violence and political economy, Rethinking Geopolitics shows that we must rethink the struggle for knowledge, space and power.

Fellini’s Eternal Rome

Author:Alessandro Carrera

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1474297633

Total Pages:200

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*** Winner of the2019 Flaiano Prize in the category Italian Studies *** In Fellini's Eternal Rome, Alessandro Carrera explores the co-existence and conflict of paganism and Christianity in the works of Federico Fellini. By combining source analysis, cultural history and jargon-free psychoanalytic film theory, Carrera introduces the reader to a new appreciation of Fellini's work. Life-affirming Franciscanism and repressive Counter-Reformation dogmatism live side by side in Fellini's films, although he clearly tends toward the former and resents the latter. The fascination with pre-Christian Rome shines through La Dolce Vita and finds its culmination in Fellini-Satyricon, the most audacious attempt to imagine what the West would be if Christianity had never replaced classical Rome. Minimal clues point toward a careful, extremely subtle use of classical texts and motifs. Fellini's interest in the classics culminates in Olympus, a treatment of Hesiod's Theogony for a never-realized TV miniseries on Greek mythology, here introduced for the first time to an English-speaking readership. Fellini's recurrent dream of the Mediterranean Goddess is shaped by the phantasmatic projection of paganism that Christianity created as its convenient Other. His characters long for a “maternal space” where they will be protected from mortality and left free to roam. Yet Fellini shows how such maternal space constantly fails, not because the Church has erased it, but because the utopia of unlimited enjoyment is a self-defeating fantasy.

Performing Marx

Author:Bradley J. Macdonald

Publisher:SUNY Press

ISBN:0791482235

Total Pages:224

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Draws upon Marx, Western Marxism, and poststructuralist theory to constructively engage contemporary issues. Performing Marx looks at what it means to be a Marxist dealing with contemporary political and theoretical developments in the twenty-first century. Drawing upon Marx’s work, Western Marxism, and poststructuralist theory, Bradley J. Macdonald explores how a living tradition of Marx’s ideas can constructively engage a politics of desire and pleasure, ecological sustainability, a politics of everyday life that takes seriously popular culture, and the nature of globalization and of the radical forces being arrayed against the logics of global capitalism. By engaging such crucial issues, Macdonald also provides important clarifications of the work of William Morris, Guy Debord and the situationists, Michel Foucault, Antonio Negri, Ernesto Laclau, and Chantal Mouffe, as they relate to Marx. Bradley J. Macdonald is Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University. He is the coeditor (with R. L. Rutsky) of Strategies for Theory: From Marx to Madonna, also published by SUNY Press; the editor of Theory as a Prayerful Act: The Collected Essays of James B. Macdonald; and the author of William Morris and the Aesthetic Constitution of Politics.

Persistence of the Negative

Author:Benjamin Noys

Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:0748655204

Total Pages:208

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An original and compelling critique of contemporary Continental theory through a rehabilitation of the negative.

London From Punk to Blair

Author:Joe Kerr,Andrew Gibson

Publisher:Reaktion Books

ISBN:1780230753

Total Pages:352

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London from Punk to Blair is a rich portrait of Europe’s foremost capital. An array of contributors, including poets, journalists, teachers, historians, wanderers, drinkers, photographers, and foodies, offer a selection of personal and subjective readings of the city since the late ’70s. These essays chart a variety of literal and metaphorical explorations through modern and postmodern London, showing how it works, and how it fails to work; what makes it vibrant, and what makes it seedy. From West End galleries to strip pubs in Shoreditch; from millionaires’ loft apartments to buses and suburban Tube stops; from film, fashion, and gay clubs to punk bands, ruinous factories, pigeon filth, and the vagaries of weather, London from Punk to Blair embraces the city like no other book has before. This revised edition includes a new introduction by editor Joe Kerr that brings the book up to date and gives the essays context for the post-recession world. “Full of insight into the diverse experiences that constitute the recent history of London.”—Architects’ Journal “This rewarding collection brings into clear focus those dramatic shifts in the fortunes of the metropolis. . . . Beautiful, revealing insights into particular ways of understanding and using the city.”—London Society Journal

Your Still Beating Heart

Author:Tyler Keevil

Publisher:Myriad Editions

ISBN:1912408635

Total Pages:288

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'This tense thriller is set in Eastern Europe but more particularly in the landscape of the human heart, exploring its darkness and depravity as well as its capacity for love. The excitement builds until it reaches a climax of almost mythic ferocity and power.’ —Richard Francis 'Keevil's writing is unmissable...quite simply a brilliant writer.' —Viv Groskop All it takes to change your life is a single moment... A random stabbing on a London bus leaves a young woman widowed and detached from her previous world. Stripped of a future that should have been hers, she impulsively books a trip to Prague – the city where she and her husband got engaged. But in the midst of a bleak winter, isolated and numb, she can do little more than wander the cobbled streets – until she receives an intriguing proposition. There's a job for someone just like her. All she needs to do is pick something up, and drive back. Just once. Only ever once. Stylish and daring, this high-stakes thriller explores what happens when a curve ball skews life out of all recognition.

Climb to the Sky

Author:Suzanne Dracius

Publisher:University of Virginia Press

ISBN:0813933218

Total Pages:208

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Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author’s native Martinique and spanning the twentieth century, these narratives display a powerful grasp of the individual set against an often violent history. The multi-generational novella "Her Destiny on Climb to the Sky Street" opens with the gripping account of a runaway slave’s survival of disease and abuse aboard a slave ship and concludes with his descendant, a young woman living in a post-abolition world whose life of abuse and torture by her employers nonetheless resembles that of a slave. In "Sweat, Sugar, and Blood," a woman held captive by her husband in their home must choose between safe ignorance and dangerous knowledge. Other stories, such as "Chlorophyllian Creation" and "Written in Lime Juice," convey the intimacy and directness of autobiographical essays. Each of Dracius’s heroines achieves a transcendental experience through her own imagination and will, whether she is escaping natural catastrophe (such as the eruption of Mount Pelée), enduring jail time under interrogation by the national police, or coping with the ennui of life in a bourgeois home. Although the results of these historical, natural, or existential circumstances are unpredictable, what unites these women is deliverance. CARAF: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from the French

Skin Deep

Author:Laura Wilkinson

Publisher:Accent Press

ISBN:1783759542

Total Pages:320

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It's what's inside that counts... Art student and former model Diana has always been admired for her beauty, but what use are good looks when you want to shine for your talent? Insecure and desperate for inspiration, Diana needs a muse. Facially disfigured four-year-old Cal lives a life largely hidden from the world. But he was born to be looked at and he needs love too. A chance encounter changes everything and Cal becomes Diana?s muse. But as Diana?s reputation develops and Cal grows up, their relationship implodes. Both struggle to be accepted for what lies within. Is it possible to find acceptance in a society where what's on the outside counts for so much?

The Amateur

Author:Andy Merrifield

Publisher:Verso Books

ISBN:1786631091

Total Pages:240

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A radical manifesto about doing what you love Andy Merrifield offers a passionate tribute to the revolutionary spirit of the amateur—a figure who thinks outside the box, takes risks, dreams the impossible dream, seeks independence, and carves out a new world. Merrifield celebrates such square pegs as Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt, and Jane Jacobs, each of whom shows us a path of unconventional wisdom and freedom. The Amateur advocates urgently for the liberated life, one that creates the space to question authority.

Art and Tradition in a Time of Uprisings

Author:Gabriel Levine

Publisher:MIT Press

ISBN:0262357178

Total Pages:352

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Examining radical reinventions of traditional practices, ranging from a queer reclamation of the Jewish festival of Purim to an Indigenous remixing of musical traditions. Supposedly outmoded modes of doing and making—from music and religious rituals to crafting and cooking—are flourishing, both artistically and politically, in the digital age. In this book, Gabriel Levine examines collective projects that reclaim and reinvent tradition in contemporary North America, both within and beyond the frames of art. Levine argues that, in a time of political reaction and mass uprisings, the subversion of the traditional is galvanizing artists, activists, musicians, and people in everyday life. He shows that this takes place in strikingly different ways for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in settler colonies. Paradoxically, experimenting with practices that have been abandoned or suppressed can offer powerful resources for creation and struggle in the present. Levine shows that, in projects that span “the discontinuum of tradition,” strange encounters take place across the lines of class, Indigeneity, race, and generations. These encounters spark alliance and appropriation, desire and misunderstanding, creative (mis)translation and radical revisionism. He describes the yearly Purim Extravaganza, which gathers queer, leftist, and Yiddishist New Yorkers in a profane reappropriation of the springtime Jewish festival; the Ottawa-based Indigenous DJ collective A Tribe Called Red, who combine traditional powwow drumming and singing with electronic dance music; and the revival of home fermentation practices—considering it from microbiological, philosophical, aesthetic, and political angles. Projects that take back the vernacular in this way, Levine argues, not only develop innovative forms of practice for a time of uprisings; they can also work toward collectively reclaiming, remaking, and repairing a damaged world.

Malcolm Lowry's Poetics of Space

Author:Richard J. Lane,Miguel Mota

Publisher:University of Ottawa Press

ISBN:0776623427

Total Pages:300

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This collection focuses on Lowry’s spatial dynamics, from the psychogeography of the Letterist and the Situationist International, through musical forms (especially jazz), cinema, photography, and spatial poetic writing, to the spaces of exception, bio-politics, and the creaturely. It presents previously unpublished essays by both established and new international Lowry scholars, as well as innovative ways of conceiving of his aesthetic practice. In each of the book’s three sections, critics engage in the notion of Lowry as a multi-media artist who influenced and was deeply influenced by a broad range of modernist and early postmodernist aesthetic practices. Acutely aware of and engaged in the world of film, sensitive to the role of the graphical surface in advertising and propaganda, and deeply immersed in a vast range of literary traditions and the avant-garde, Lowry worked within an intertextual space that is also a mediascape, one which tends to transgress, or at least exceed, neatly controlled borders or aesthetic boundaries. These new approaches to Lowry’s life and work, which make use of new and recent theoretical perspectives, will encourage fresh debate around Lowry’s writing. Publié en anglais.

Cloud by Day, Fire by Night

Author:Dennis G. Hurst

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:146206177X

Total Pages:168

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Cloud by Day, Fire by Night offers a modern-day parable of one mans choices and the attitudes that can make the difference between success and failure. Sportsman, businessman, entrepreneur, devoted husband, and father, author Dennis Hurst found himself in the depths of despair following a devastating divorce. From the thrills of an early professional soccer career to the life of a high-flying business executive and head of a start-up retail business, he suddenly had to begin his life anew at the age of fifty-two. Sitting alone on the only piece of furniture in an apartment hurriedly rented with his last two thousand dollars, he pondered his fate. Staring vacantly out the curtainless window as the drizzle outside turned into a steady downpour, he began to take stock of his life. As one who had experienced the exhilaration and rewards of professional sports, the perks and privileges of being a business executive, along with the prestige and position that such a lifestyle allows, he found his new, lowly station in life both unexpected and depressing. Or was it? To the worlds way of thinking, it seemed to be; it was one step away from living out on the street, under a bridge, fighting for survivala total unmitigated disaster. Fortunately for Hurst, God had him exactly where he needed him and set him off on his personal journey of rediscovery.

Christianity 101 Unit 2

Author:Jason Evans

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1365814505

Total Pages:N.A

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This is the second book in our Christianity 101 Bible studies. In this book the topics of sin, death, and eternal judgment are explained. Some of the questions answered in this book include: What is sin? Why did God put the tree of knowledge in the garden? What is death? What happens after we die? Is Hell really a literal place of eternal torment? What is Hell like? Are we born already guilty of sin? Why do bad things happen to good people? Does punishment in Hell really fit the crime? How is the New Testament different from the Old? Did Jesus sin by healing on the Sabbath?

Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World

Author:Jonathan Mingle

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250029511

Total Pages:464

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High in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar in northwest India sits a village as isolated as the legendary Shangri-La. Long fed by runoff from glaciers and lofty snowfields, Kumik—a settlement of thirty nine mud brick homes—has survived and thrived in one of the world's most challenging settings for a thousand years. But now its people confront an existential threat: chronic, crippling drought, which leaves the village canal dry and threatens to end their ancient culture of farming and animal husbandry. Fire and Ice weaves together the story of Kumik's inspiring response to this calamity with the story of black carbon. Black carbon from inefficient fires - the particulate residue that makes soot dark - is the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide. It's also a key ingredient of the air pollution that public health experts regard as humanity's greatest environmental health risk worldwide: soot-laden smoke from household hearth fires and outdoor sources combine to kill over seven million people around the world every year. Jonathan Mingle describes the joys and struggles of daily life in the Zanskar Valley, where villagers are buffeted by powerful environmental and economic forces, while also tracing black carbon's dark fingerprints outward from Kumik and around the world. Mingle investigates its impacts on snow, ice, and water from Mt. Everest to California, and the silent health epidemic it fuels from New York to New Delhi. Combining cultural history, detailed reportage, climate and energy science and dramatic storytelling, Fire and Ice is a profound examination of the global challenges of averting climate chaos and lifting billions out of energy poverty and water scarcity. Can Kumik's people come together to reinvent fire, harness what remains of their life-sustaining ice, and reinvigorate their traditions of solidarity, in time to save themselves? Can the rest of us rise to the same challenge? Fire and Ice connects these questions with the work of enterprising scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and activists around the world, in a narrative that combines mythology, reason, humor, persistence, and hope in a race against a global clock.

A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare

Author:John Bartlett

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1349169560

Total Pages:1909

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A complete concordance or verbal index to words, phrases and passages in the dramatic works of Shakespeare. There is also a supplementary concordance to the poems. This is an essential reference work for all students and readers of Shakespeare.

Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent

Author:Joe Nobody

Publisher:Kemah Bay Marketing

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Total Pages:357

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The president is dead and the military divided, two powerful armies aligned to reignite a bloody, civil war. Millions struggle and starve, waiting for the government to reform and initiate a recovery. Bishop and Terri have a simple plan – they want to retreat to an isolated strip of West Texas desert and prepare for the expansion of their family. It’s not meant to be. The vacuum of leadership ignites an internal struggle that pulls the couple into the middle of a fast paced, dangerous adventure as powerful, desperate men fight to control what’s left of the United States. Book four of Joe Nobody’s popular series, Holding Their Own, takes the reader on an adventure through a world trying to recover and rebuild after a complete collapse of society. The post-apocalyptic landscape is dangerous, unpredictable and often requires creative solutions just to survive. Join Bishop, Terri and their friends as The Ascent begins. Show more Show less

Tables in the Wilderness

Author:Preston Yancey

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:0310338859

Total Pages:240

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In Tables in the Wilderness, Preston Yancey arrived at Baylor University in the autumn of 2008 with his life figured out: he was Southern Baptist, conservative, had a beautiful girlfriend he would soon propose to, had spent the summer living in southeast Asia as a missionary, and planned to study political science. Then God slowly allowed Preston’s secure world to fall apart until every piece of what he thought was true was lost: his church, his life of study, his political leanings, his girlfriend, his best friend . . . and his God. It was the loss of God in the midst of all the godly things that changed Preston forever. One day he felt he heard God say, “It’s going to be about trust with you,” and then God was silent—and he still hasn’t spoken. At least, not in the ways Preston used to think were the only ways God spoke. No pillars of fire, no clouds, just a bit of whisper in wind. Now, Preston is a patchwork of Anglican spirituality and Baptist sensibility, with a mother who has been in chronic neurological pain for thirteen years and father still devoted to Southern Baptist ministry who reads saints’ lives on the side. He now shares his story of coming to terms with a God who is bigger than the one he thought he was worshiping—the God of a common faith, the God who makes tables in the wilderness, the God who is found in cathedrals and in forests and in the Eucharist, the God who speaks in fire and in wind, the God who is bigger than narrow understandings of his will, his desire, his plan—the God who is so big, that everything must be his.

The Catholic Bible Concordance

Author:C. W. Lyons

Publisher:Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN:9781931018494

Total Pages:2173

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The first and only concordance for the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSV-CE) of the Bible. This exhaustive reference tool contains over 15,000 words and 300,000 entries, and has listings for both the first and second editions of the RSV-CE. As easy to use as a dictionary, keywords and passages makes Scripture accessible to people of all walks of life.

äóìDeath does seem to have all he can attend toäó

Author:George A. Hitchcock

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476614008

Total Pages:256

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On August 7, 1862, George Alfred Hitchcock (born in Massachusetts in 1844) was mustered into Company A, 21st Massachusetts Infantry. From this date until January 1, 1865, he kept a meticulous daily diary. His first experience in battle was at Fox’s Gap on South Mountain, and then an attack across Burnside’s Bridge at Antietam. Then came the disastrous Union advance toward Marye’s Heights at Fredericksburg; a journey by rail to Paris, Kentucky, via Pittsburgh, Columbus (drunken 21st Infantry soldiers in conflict with local security) and Cincinnati; the protection of the Mount Sterling, Kentucky, area from guerrillas; an expedition from Camp Nelson through the Cumberland Gap to eastern Tennessee; Burnside’s Knoxville campaign; the arduous winter return march to Camp Nelson with Confederate prisoners; efforts to regain his health and a return to the 21st Regiment; and a compelling account of his capture at Cold Harbor and imprisonment at Andersonville and Millen, Georgia, and Florence, South Carolina; and finally, his release.

Places In the Heart

Author:Susan Kurosawa

Publisher:Hachette Australia

ISBN:073362894X

Total Pages:270

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'It can be as intangible and fleeting as watching an iceberg crowded with basking seals slide by, or a deep and powerful childhood memory of spine-tingling excitement as a holiday destination is reached. Either way, the heart is touched. An indelible impression is made; that place, that moment, lives forever.' PLACES IN THE HEART spans the globe and embraces several decades. Memories of golden childhoods, celebrations of special corners of Australia, love affairs with foreign fields, pilgrimages back to mother countries, and passion for unique cuisines result in a rich mix of anecdote, memoir, history, social comment and fun. This collection of travel writing showcases the corners of the world that have captured the hearts of: Stephanie Alexander, Glenn A. Baker, Graeme Blundell, Paul Dyer, Daizy Gedeon, Marele Day, Marion Halligan, Tim Boden, Sarina Bratton, Christine Gee, Barry Dickins, Jane Holmes, Susan Kurosawa, Kate Llewellyn, Mimi MacPherson, Charmaine Solomon, John and Ros Moriarty, Richard Neville, Tim Macartney-Snape, Vince Sorrenti, Pria Viswalingam, Steve Parish, Bill Peach, Mary Rossi, Harry Seidler, Tetsuya Wakuda, Jeff Watson, Tony Wheeler, Mike Whitney and Sorrel Wilby.

Philochristus

Author:Edwin Abbott

Publisher:Jovian Press

ISBN:1537824910

Total Pages:519

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My former name was Joseph the son of Simeon, and I was born in Sepphoris, the metropolis of Galilee, in the twentieth year of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, about four years before the death of King Herod. In those days Israel was grievously afflicted, and tribulation befell the righteous. Satan put it into the heart of the rulers of the land to move the people to the worship of false gods, and the Lord God had not yet raised up a Redeemer for Israel...

Hira Singh

Author:Talbot Mundy

Publisher:Jovian Press

ISBN:1531299407

Total Pages:340

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Hira Singh is the story of a regiment of Sikh cavalry who are captured in battle in Flanders in the early days of World War I. The book narrates the adventures faced by these troops as they escape from captivity and under the leadership of the hero of the story Ranjoor Singh, a Sikh officer, they try to make their way back to India under conditions of great difficulty.

Patient X

Author:David Peace

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:052552178X

Total Pages:336

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In these twelve interconnected tales, David Peace—acclaimed author of the Red Riding Quartet, Occupied City, and Tokyo Year Zero—weaves fact and fiction as he takes up the brief but fiercely lived life of the early-twentieth-century Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Unique and offbeat, Patient X delves into Akutagawa’s rich and complicated private life: his fears and battles with mental illness; his complex reaction to the Westernization of Japan; his exacting creative process; and his suicide, weaving these facets into a hauntingly evocative portrait. But Patient X is more than a paean to one remarkable writer: it is also an incandescent exploration of the act and obsession of writing itself, and of the role of the artist in times that darkly mirror our own.

Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy

Author:Merilyn Tunneshende

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1591438446

Total Pages:240

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• The secret sexual energy practices of Toltec-Mayan shamans revealed at last. • The author studied with don Juan Matus and the same circle of Nagual sorcerers who taught Carlos Castenada. • Offers specific step-by-step instructions for mastering the ancient sexual techniques that lead to spiritual transformation. Readers of Carlos Casteneda have often complained that his work in ancient Meso-american shamanism never covered sexual practices beyond celibacy. With his death in 1998 it seemed that these practices might never be revealed, but fortunately Merilyn Tunneshende has stepped in. Set against the backdrop of the golden deserts of Sonora, Mexico, Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy recounts Tunneshende's initiation into the ancient sexual energy practices of the Toltec-Mayan tradition. Under the tutelage of don Juan Matus, Chon Yakil (whom Castenada referred to as Don Genaro), and dona Celestina de la Soledad, she learns to reclaim her feminine power and balance the masculine and feminine forces within herself. At the heart of the book is the mythical Rainbow Serpent: the phallic energy within women, the creative power within men. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique for awakening the serpent and connecting with its energy. Twenty-two sequential practices are covered, providing a powerful program for serious spiritual transformation.

Birth of the Bravest

Author:A. E. Costello

Publisher:Forge Books

ISBN:9781429955119

Total Pages:416

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They are called "the Bravest." They are the New York City Fire Department, ordinary men who put themselves on the line every day to save lives, and this is a chronicle of their early history. Birth of the Braves traces the history of New York firefighting from the earliest days of the city when it was part of the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam to the end of the nineteenth century when new innovations in firefighting technology began to make their appearance. Along the way are many tales of heroism and bravery, including accounts of the disastrous fire of 1811, the great conflagration of 1835, the awful fire of 1845, and many other signature events in New York City's history. Birth of the Bravest also documents the history of firefighting itself, the birth and evolution of fire companies (both "volunteer and paid"), legislated fire regulations, the development of new equipment to aid the bravest in their mission, and the birth of fire insurance. Birth of the Bravest also tracks individual exploits of great heroism, on the job and off, as many members went off to serve in the Civil War. A seminal part of New York City history, the chronicle of the evolution of the Fire Department is an informative tribute to the men who are New York City's Bravest. Birth of the Bravest is a substantially abridged edition of Our Firemen -A History of the New York Fire Departments Volunteer and Paid by A. E. Costello which was originally published in 1887. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Keeper of the Secrets: Pursuit of the Cannibals

Author:Davis L. Temple

Publisher:Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN:1604948531

Total Pages:336

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Courtney Wesley and her lover, Dr. Josh Ledbetter, are working as medical missionaries in the Congo when Ledbetter falls victim to a mysterious and violent disease. They return home, and medical specialists in America are initially stumped. Doctors are then shocked to discover Ledbetter suffers from a new form of a devastating disease previously known to afflict only the cannibalistic people of Papua New Guinea. In order to avoid a Federal Isolation Order, Ledbetter flees, and Courtney vows to heal her lover and save his life -- but is she already too late? His strange illness manifests itself in violent ways. Ledbetter's mind and body are both affected as he develops the unquenchable hunger for human flesh. He becomes a walking zombie, his murderous rampage infecting others with the disease from Dallas to the French Quarter of New Orleans. Courtney is on his tail, but so are the authorities who want him dead. Driven by concern, she returns to Africa with her father, where they set out to find a cure for Ledbetter's mysterious disease. There, she makes the acquaintance of a witchdoctor by the name of L'ombo. He is the keeper of ancient secrets and holds the key to healing Dr. Ledbetter. They must work together before the disease spreads further and America is infested with mindless cannibals.

Hold Me Tight

Author:Dr. Sue Johnson

Publisher:Little, Brown Spark

ISBN:0316031992

Total Pages:320

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Heralded by the New York Times and Time as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship -- from "Recognizing the Demon Dialogue" to "Revisiting a Rocky Moment" -- and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.

The Fire Fight

Author:Jamie Bessent

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:1635684234

Total Pages:172

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This manuscript follows Xzavior Zandell, who is second in command at a fire house. He and his crew tend to a fire at an apartment building, where he rescues the beautiful Annastiasha. Xzavior continues to carry out his duties and check on her as she recovers, suffering some injuries and being hospitalized himself. The two develop a bond as he recovers, and they eventually get married and have a daughter. They are later involved in a car accident that lead to Annastiasha's and their daughter's death. Though Annastiasha was pregnant at the time, the doctors are able to save the unborn boy. Later, Xzavior meets Miya and later exacts revenge on the man who caused the accident.

Saakshi

Author:S L Bhyrappa

Publisher:Niyogi Books

ISBN:8193393554

Total Pages:448

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Saakshi uses the Puranas and Vedanta as well as Gandhian concepts to discuss the meaning of truth and its distortions through greed, sexuality and desire. Overcome by guilt at having committed perjury in court, in a murder trial, Parameshwarayya, a village elder, commits suicide. Yama, the god of death and righteousness, affords him the privilege of presenting his case himself. Thereafter, he commands Parameshwarayya to return to earth in spiritual form to witness, but not to intervene, in subsequent events. Parameshwarayya observes his daughter Savitri, son Ramakrishna, son-in-law Satyappa, the woman Lakkoo and the sensitive Dr Hasheem as they are confronted by difficult decisions and revelations, which cause them to look inward and attempt an appraisal of their lives and values. Bhyrappa’s portrayal of the greedy Nagappa, who grudges his only grandson the rice he eats and the arrogant, selfish and lustful Manjayya creates indelible impressions on the mind. This powerful novel questions what it means to be a witness—in a courtroom, before the gods, to the lives of others, or finally to one’s self.

Suburban Boy

Author:Adrian Bristow

Publisher:The History Press

ISBN:0752480243

Total Pages:192

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Adrian Bristow came not from a working- or upper class background, but from that great unsung mass - the lower middle-class. Adrian Bristow describes what it was like to grow up in the 1930s in an ordinary suburban family. He enjoyed a childhood radically different from that experienced by children today: so much that he took for granted has disappeared completely or changed utterly. What Adrian took for granted becomes, on reflection, quite extraordinary and it is the essence of this difference that he has recaptured in this book. Illustrated with a wide range of family photographs and images of south-east London, Suburban Boy will be a highly enjoyable read for anyone who delights in memoirs of childhoods past.

The Girls in the Office

Author:Jack Olsen

Publisher:Crime Rant Books

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A compilation of multiple case histories of single women of various ages who all work for the same company in New York City. He never reveals who the company is (after decades of thought and a little research, I think I figured it out), but that isn't important. What IS important is the lives of these women, how they feel about their lifestyle, how they feel about their work, how they feel about the company, and how they feel about each other! If you ever sensed that the faces we wear in public have little to do with who we really are and how we really feel, this book will solidify that feeling. All of the women are very unique, some you admire, some you pity, some you dislike. But all are fascinating. It's a flashback to the 1970's and the early stages of the women's liberation movement. It will leave you wondering where these women are today and what became of their lives.

Best Food Writing 2013

Author:Holly Hughes

Publisher:Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN:0738217174

Total Pages:400

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Best Food Writing is the place where readers and food writers meet to celebrate the most delicious prose of the year—serving up everything to whet your appetite from entertaining blogs to provocative journalism. This year's edition includes food writing stars (Michael Pollan, Pete Wells, and Jonathan Gold) as well as intriguing new voices (Matt Goulding and Erin Byers Murray) and celebrated chef-writers (Gabrielle Hamilton and Eddie Huang) for yet another collection of "strong writing on fascinating topics that will appeal to foodies and essay lovers alike" (Kirkus Reviews). Contributors include: Katie Arnold-Ratcliff, Elissa Altman, Karen Barichievy, Peter Barrett, Dan Barry, Edward Behr, Alan Brouilette, Tim Carman, Bethany Jean Clement, Aleksandra Crapanzano, Sarah DiGregorio, Barry Estabrook, Kim Foster, Ian Froeb, Jonathan Gold, Diane Goodman, Matt Goulding, Paul Graham, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Gabrielle Hamilton, Tim Hayward, Bernard Herman, Eddie Huang, Rowan Jacobsen, John Kessler, Todd Kliman, Corby Kummer, Francis Lam, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Tracie McMillan, Joy Manning, Brett Martin, Erin Byers Murray, Kim O'Donnel, Kevin Pang, Carol Penn-Romine, Michael Pollan, Michael Procopio, Steven Rinella, Hank Shaw, Katharine Shilcutt, Erica Strauss, Mike Sula, John Swansburg, Molly Watson, Pete Wells, Katherine Wheelock, Chris Wiewiora, Lily Wong