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Turnabout

By Thorne Smith
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  • Pages : 203
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"Turnabout" by Thorne Smith. 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.

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In the aftermath of the terror campaign launched on Sep- tember 11, 2001, the United States declared war against global terror. It identified the al-Qaida organization and Afghanistan under the Taliban regime as the initial targets of the offensive, and Iraq as the next. However, aside from the countries included by President Bush in the Axis of Evil (Iraq, Iran, and North Korea), a triangle of countries in the Red Sea region are also potential targets in the war against terror - Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.This assessment is based on the historical record: Each of these countries has in one form or another provided refuge for Islamic terror organizations. Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen are Muslim states, situated at the periphery of the heart of Islam, which is generally identified as the Arab Peninsula, Egypt, and the Fertile Crescent. This area is of strategic significance to both sides of the vital shipping route that connects the Arabian Sea (the Indian Ocean) and the Red Sea. Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaida, and members of other radical Islamic organizations have found allies and safe havens in both the heart of Islam and its periphery. The presence of radical Islamic entities in the region, alongside local problems and conflicts rooted in national, ethnic, and tribal issues, has turned the Red Sea countries into a nucleus of instability and dissension, one that threatens the security and peace of both neighboring and more distant countries.Shay examines the three countries designated as the Red Sea Terror Triangle, and explores the ties each maintains with Islamic terror, as well as the reciprocal links between them. Understanding these countries is of critical importance, since all or some of them may constitute a base for Islamic terror organizations in the future.

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  • Pages : 320
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By Anthony Slide
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INCORRECT ENTERTAINMENT or Trash from the Past: A history of political incorrectness and bad taste in 20th Century American pop culture Cultural Historian Anthony Slide, who has been described by the Los Angeles Times as a “one-man publishing phenomenon,” strikes again with a book guaranteed to contain something offensive for everyone. Chapters include subjects as varied as Camp, Fascism in Hollywood, Hedda Hopper, and the Porkey's movies. The latest topical jokes on Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, the Challenger disaster, alcohol, drug, and spousal abuse, communism, ethnicity, gays and lesbians and religion. They are all here in this quirky, outrageous, informative, and above all, entertaining overview of political incorrectness an bad taste in twentieth century popular entertainment, including film, theater, music, radio, television, and Vaudeville. British-born Anthony Slide is a former associate archivist of the American Film Institute and resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is the author of more than seventy books on the history of popular entertainment and the editor of a further 125 volumes in the "Filmmakers" series. Among his major works are EARLY AMERICAN CINEMA, THE FILMS OF D. W. GRIFFITH, GREAT RADIO PERSONALITIES IN HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS, GREAT PRETENDERS: A HISTORY OF FEMALE AND MALE IMPERSONATION IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, THE SILENT FEMINISTS: AMERICA'S FIRST WOMEN DIRECTORS, THE AMERICAN FILM INDUSTRY: A HISTORICAL DICTIONARY, THE HOLLYWOOD NOVEL, NITRATE WON'T WAIT: A HISTORY OF FILM PRESERVATION IN THE UNITED STATES, LOIS WEBER: THE DIRECTOR WHO LOST HER WAY IN HISTORY, and SILENT PLAYERS: A BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF 100 SILENT ACTORS AND ACTRESSES. In 1990, in recognition of his work on the history of popular entertainment, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Bowling Green University. At that time, he was hailed by Lillian Gish as "our preeminent historian of the silent film."

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By James Kirby Martin,Mark Edward Lender
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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  • Pages : 264
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A fully revised and updated third edition of the most established and innovative historical analysis of the Continental Army and its role in the formation of the new republic. Written by two experts in the field of early U.S. history Includes fully updated coverage of the military, political, social, and cultural history of the Revolution Features maps, illustrations, a Note on Revolutionary War History and Historiography, and a fully revamped Bibliographical Essay Fully established as an essential resource for courses ranging from A.P. U.S. history to graduate seminars on the American Revolution

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By Mohammad H. Tamdgidi,Khaldoun Samman
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  • Publisher : Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press)
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  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Education
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This Fall 2004/Spring 2005 (III, 1&2) double-issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge demonstrates the extent to which the sociology of self-knowledge as advanced by this journal from its inception can serve as both a course topic as well as a pedagogical strategy in teaching sociology and related subjects. The issue includes student papers of various faculty at UMass Boston and a symposium of student (and faculty) papers organized by Khaldoun Samman from Macalester College. Samman had earlier taken the step of turning his senior seminar into a course on the sociology of self-knowledge and encouraging his students, all graduating seniors at Macalester, to subject their own lives and “troubles” to their sociological imaginations. The student papers included in the issue as a whole are highly demonstrative of how self and socially critical and liberating the sociology of self-knowledge can be. Authors use a variety of class and outside readings, as well as films and documentaries, to explore in-depth currently unresolved issues in their lives, while making every effort to move in-depth to relate their personal troubles to broader public issues. Contributors include: Deborah D’Isabel, Claudia Contreras, Katherine Heller, Rebecca Tink, Caitlin Farren, Haing Kao, Harold Muriaty, Rachel A. DeFilippis, Lee Kang Woon, N.I.B., Sharon Brown, Jennifer Lambert, Anonymous, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, Khaldoun Samman (also as journal issue guest editor), Ellen Corrigan, Jeremy Cover, Jesse Mortenson, Jessica Sawyer, and Mohammad Tamdgidi (also as journal editor-in-chief). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal’s Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR’s homepage.

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Romance on the Texas frontier Handpicked Husband Regina Nash must marry one of the men her grandfather has chosen for her or lose custody of her nephew. But Reggie knows marriage is not for her, so she must persuade them—and Adam Barr, her grandfather’s envoy—that she’d make a thoroughly unsuitable wife. Adam is drawn to the free-spirited photographer, but his job was to make sure Regina chose from the men he escorted to Texas—not marry her himself! The Bride Next Door Daisy Johnson is ready to settle in Turnabout, Texas, open a restaurant and perhaps find a husband. Of course, she’d envisioned a man who actually likes her, not someone who offers a marriage of convenience to avoid scandal. Newspaper reporter Everett Fulton may find himself suddenly married, but his dreams of leaving haven’t changed. What Daisy wants—home, family, tenderness—he can’t provide…

Her Holiday Family and The Sheriff's Christmas Twins

By Winnie Griggs,Karen Kirst
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 0369705912
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 916
  • File Pdf: her-holiday-family-and-the-sheriff-s-christmas-twins.pdf

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Surprise Christmas blessings Her Holiday Family by Winnie Griggs Reserved widow Eileen Pierce never considered herself cut out to be a mother. But when handyman Simon Tucker is stranded in town with ten young orphans at Christmastime, she can't just turn them away. Though Simon’s easygoing demeanor clashes with Eileen’s buttoned-up propriety, his kindness melts her stern facade. Soon Simon and the children upend Eileen's quiet, orderly life. Will they do the same to her guarded heart? The Sheriff's Christmas Twins by Karen Kirst Convinced that Allison Ashworth deserves better, Sheriff Shane Timmons has always tried to remain aloof. But with Allison in Gatlinburg for the holidays and caring for two motherless babies, Shane wants to help her. Allison has always been drawn to Shane, but he never seemed to look her way. Now, spending time with him and the twins gives her hope that her dreams of motherhood—and a life with Shane—may come true.

The Two-Word Verb

By George A. Meyer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110822105
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 521
  • File Pdf: the-two-word-verb.pdf

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Celebrated Virtuosic Solos, Book 5

By Robert D. Vandall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Isbn : 9781457426834
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 223
  • File Pdf: celebrated-virtuosic-solos-book-5.pdf

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All students who play the piano want to play music that is impressive to an audience. They are drawn to pieces that challenge them to move their fingers, arms and hands quickly, creating sounds that bring shouts of "Bravo!" from the audience. The solos in Robert Vandall’s Celebrated Virtuosic Solos are meant to show off the athleticism and musicality of the performer. The music in this five-volume series will bring out the "virtuoso" in any student and is sure to excite students, teachers and audiences alike. Titles: * Concert Tarantella * Exultation * Ovation No. 3 * Toccata in F Minor * Whirlwind * White Heat

Carole Landis

By E.J. Fleming
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786482656
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: carole-landis.pdf

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Before she was a glamorous actress, before she was a war-time pin-up star, even before she was Carole Landis, she was Frances Lillian Ridste, an insecure young girl from Wisconsin. She was strikingly beautiful, talented, and on her way to becoming a movie star, yet she spent her entire life searching for love. Though she appeared in more than 60 films during her short career, Landis was better known for her extraordinary beauty and many romantic relationships than for her acting or comedic timing. Like many starlets of the time, Landis worked her way up from uncredited bit parts (and according to rumors, from the casting couch) to leading roles in such films as Topper Returns (1940) and My Gal Sal (1942) over the course of her 11-year career. She spent more time visiting troops during World War II—traveling hundreds of thousands of miles and coming near death twice—than any other Hollywood star. Despite her seemingly glamorous and carefree life, Landis was unable to build a lasting relationship, a fact that contributed to her suicide at 29. This work examines Landis’s life and career in Hollywood, focusing on how her movie career affected her short, unhappy life.

Revealing Male Bodies

By Nancy Tuana,William Cowling,Maurice Hamington,Greg Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 9780253108852
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 712
  • File Pdf: revealing-male-bodies.pdf

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Revealing Male Bodies is the first scholarly collection to directly confront male lived experience. There has been an explosion of work in men's studies, masculinity issues, and male sexuality, in addition to a growing literature exploring female embodiment. Missing from the current literature, however, is a sustained analysis of the phenomenology of male-gendered bodies. Revealing Male Bodies addresses this omission by examining how male bodies are physically and experientially constituted by the economic, theoretical, and social practices in which men are immersed. Contributors include Susan Bordo, William Cowling, Terry Goldie, Maurice Hamington, Don Ihde, Greg Johnson, Björn Krondorfer, Alphonso Lingis, Patrick McGann, Paul McIlvenny, Terrance MacMullan, Jim Perkinson, Steven P. Schacht, Richard Schmitt, Nancy Tuana, Craig L. Wilkins, and John Zuern.

Cinder

By Marissa Meyer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1466800119
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 790
  • File Pdf: cinder.pdf

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The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

The Woman From Prague

By Rob Hart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Polis Books
  • Isbn : 1943818703
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 963
  • File Pdf: the-woman-from-prague.pdf

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Named one of the Best Books of the Summer by Publishers Weekly Named a Hot Summer Read by the Boston Globe Amateur private investigator Ash McKenna's time is about to expire—on his visa, that is. Having fled the demons that haunted him in the U.S., Ash has been laying low in Prague for nearly three months. Now, it's time to move on. But as he contemplates his next stop, a man named Roman appears, claiming to work for the U.S. government, and possessing intimate knowledge of Ash's many sins. Sins nobody should know. Roman offers to protect him...in exchange for a favor. It sounds simple: a bank employee named Samantha Sobolik is set to receive a package containing covert information in a handoff on the Charles Bridge. Ash must intercept the package, and deliver the contents to Roman. Ash refuses—until Roman threatens to kill his mother. Out of options and too far away to protect her, Ash agrees. But when Ash gets to the bridge, he discovers that the handoff is actually a hit. Ash ends up battling a mysterious and deadly assassin in a fight he barely survives. As it turns out, the job is far more complicated and dangerous than anyone thought. Ash finds himself in a strange city, outmatched, hunted, and trapped in a dangerous game where nobody is what they seem—including Samantha. The Woman From Prague is a riveting novel of international suspense from one of the very best crime writers working today.

Reforming the Unreformable

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Isbn : 0262304546
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 793
  • File Pdf: reforming-the-unreformable.pdf

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A report on development economics in action, by a crucial player in Nigeria's recent reforms. Corrupt, mismanaged, and seemingly hopeless: that's how the international community viewed Nigeria in the early 2000s. Then Nigeria implemented a sweeping set of economic and political changes and began to reform the unreformable. This book tells the story of how a dedicated and politically committed team of reformers set out to fix a series of broken institutions, and in the process repositioned Nigeria's economy in ways that helped create a more diversified springboard for steadier long-term growth. The author, Harvard- and MIT-trained economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, currently Nigeria's Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance and formerly Managing Director of the World Bank, played a crucial part in her country's economic reforms. In Nigeria's Debt Management Office, and later as Minister of Finance, she spearheaded negotiations with the Paris Club that led to the wiping out of $30 billion of Nigeria's external debt, 60 percent of which was outright cancellation. Reforming the Unreformable offers an insider's view of those debt negotiations; it also details the fight against corruption and the struggle to implement a series of macroeconomic and structural reforms. This story of development economics in action, written from the front lines of economic reform in Africa, offers a unique perspective on the complex and uncertain global economic environment.

Farewell My Lovely

By Raymond Chandler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066365998
  • Pages : 187
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 285
  • File Pdf: farewell-my-lovely.pdf

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"Farewell My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler. 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.