The Gilded Web

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 9781462021543
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (21 users)

Download or read book The Gilded Web written by J. R. Glover and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2011-07-13 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the spring of 1980, and Waynesville State University students Jeremy McCutchin and Rodney Blake have just spent two glorious weeks in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. They are returning to New York and to school when the unthinkable happens. The two best friendsone white and one blackare nearing the end of their prescribed 600-miles-per-day driving limit when they feel the new 1980 black convertible hit something on the dark stretch of county road. They investigate, see nothing, and decide the best course of action is to report the incident to the authorities. In this small town of 595 people, Jeremy and Rodney report the incident to Sheriff Relliford. He tells them there is probably nothing to worry about, but impounds their car for good measure. But the sheriff is mistaken. The boys are charged with vehicular homicide and must defend themselves in court. In this time of racial turmoil in the United States, Jeremy and Rodney fight for their freedom and come of age in a very difficult way.

The Gilded Web

Publisher : Dell
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ISBN : 0440336449
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book The Gilded Web written by Mary Balogh and published by Dell. This book was released on 2006-11-28 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. From one of America’s most beloved storytellers comes a classic love story—the breathtaking tale of a man and a woman caught in a web of temptation and seduction. All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. But moments after stepping into the bitterly cold night, she is seized by a pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expecting to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra Purnell instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal. Edmund, Earl of Amberley, is bold and sensual, tempting Alexandra to be reckless for the first time in her life. But as passion ignites, Edmund’s offer of marriage takes Alexandra completely by surprise. Now a woman who craves her freedom above all else is about to discover how far one man will go to protect and possess the woman he loves.…

Circulating Literacy

Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN : 0809335441
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (89 users)

Download or read book Circulating Literacy written by Alicia Brazeau and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2016-11-09 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literacy histories, even those seeking to incorporate greater diversity in race and gender, have tended to focus on academic institutions. Circulating Literacy speaks to, and connects, the topics of rural studies, literacy sponsorship and identity, gender, and professionalization, arguing for value in the study of periodicals as education tools.

Exploring Downton Abbey

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786476885
Pages : 236 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Exploring Downton Abbey written by Scott F. Stoddart and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The BBC television series Downton Abbey (2010-2016), highly rated in the UK, achieved cult status among American viewers, harking back to the days when serial dramas ruled the airwaves. The show's finale was one of the most watched in all of television history. This collection of new essays by British and American contributors explores how a series about life in an early 20th century English manor home resonated with American audiences. Topics include the role of the house in literature and film, the changing roles of women and the servant class, the influence of jazz and fashion, and attitudes regarding education and the class system.

Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317471687
Pages : 1500 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era written by John D. Buenker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-04-14 with total page 1500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spanning the era from the end of Reconstruction (1877) to 1920, the entries of this reference were chosen with attention to the people, events, inventions, political developments, organizations, and other forces that led to significant changes in the U.S. in that era. Seventeen initial stand-alone essays describe as many themes.

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1118278623
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book The Gilded Age and Progressive Era written by William A. Link and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2012-01-25 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents documents that illustrate the variety ofexperiences and themes involved in the transformation of Americanpolitical, economic, and social systems during the Gilded Age andProgressive Era (1870-1920). Includes nearly 70 documents which cover the period from theend of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the 1870s throughWorld War I Explores the experiences of people during the Gilded Age andProgressive Era from a variety of diverse perspectives, includingimportant political and cultural leaders as well as everydayindividuals Charts the nationalization of American life and theestablishment of the United States as a global power Introduces students to historical analysis and encourages themto engage critically with primary sources Introductory materials from the editors situate the documentswithin their historical context A bibliography provides essential suggestions for furtherreading and research

Jolly Good Detecting

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476613966
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book Jolly Good Detecting written by Bruce Shaw and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an appreciation of selected authors who make extensive use of humor in English detective/crime fiction. Works using humor as an amelioration of the serious have their heyday in the Golden Age of crime writing but they belong also to a long tradition. There is an identifiable lineage of humorous writing in crime fiction that ranges from mild wit to outright farce, burlesque, even slapstick. A mix of entertainment with instruction is a tradition in English letters. English crime fiction writers of the era circa 1913 to 1940 were raised in the mainstream literary tradition but turned their skills to detective fiction. And they are the humorists of the genre. This book is not an exhaustive study but an introduction into the best produced by the most capable and enjoyable authors. What the humorists seek is to surprise the reader by overturning their expectations using a repertoire of stylistic conceits and motifs (recurring incidents, devices, references). Humor has a liberating effect but is concerned too with "comic contrast" through ugliness and caricature. In crime fiction one effect is intellectual pleasure at solving (or attempting to solve) a puzzle. Another is entertainment but with serious undertones.

Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476669406
Pages : 236 pages
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Download or read book Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media written by Waltraud Maierhofer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-06-23 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body." Almost a century after Margaret Sanger wrote these words, women's reproductive rights are still hotly debated in the press and among policymakers, while film, television and other media address issues of birth control and abortion to global audiences. This collection of new essays brings fresh perspectives to the study of family planning, contraception and abortion with a focus on their representation in popular media. Topics include dramas of adoption and abortion, telling the story of the pill, Sanger's depiction in entertainment media, and a controversy about demographic developments stirred by Carl Djerassi, also known as "the father of the pill."

Patterns of American Popular Heroism

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476641552
Pages : 293 pages
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Download or read book Patterns of American Popular Heroism written by James G. Shoopman and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American popular hero has deeply bipolar origins: Depending on prevailing attitudes about the use or abuse of authority, American heroes may be rooted in the traditions of the Roman conquerors of The Aeneid or of the biblical underdog warriors and prophets. This book reviews the history of American popular culture and its heroes from the Revolutionary War and pre-Civil War "women's literature" to the dime novel tales of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill. "Hinge-heroes" like The Virginian and the Rider's of the Purple Sage paved the way for John Wayne's and Humphrey Bogart's champions of civilization, while Jimmy Stewart's scrappy rebels fought soulless bankers and cynical politicians. The 1960s and 1970s saw a wave of new renegades--the doctors of MASH and the rebel alliance of Star Wars--but early 21st Century terrorism called for the grit of world weary cops and the super-heroism of Wonder Woman and Black Panther to make the world safe.

Net Neutrality

Publisher : ABDO
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ISBN : 1680774751
Pages : 112 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (68 users)

Download or read book Net Neutrality written by Melissa Higgins and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2017 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The flow of information through our modern digital world has led to many new issues and controversies. Net Neutralityexamines the question of whether Internet service providers should be able to charge content providers for faster connections, introducing readers to the history behind the issue and the modern arguments surrounding it. Compelling text, well-chosen photographs, and extensive back matter give readers a clear look at these complex issues. Features include essential facts, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Devil's Web

Publisher : Dell
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ISBN : 9780440243076
Pages : 437 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (243 users)

Download or read book The Devil's Web written by Mary Balogh and published by Dell. This book was released on 2007-12 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rejected by James Purcell, Madeline Raine reigns over London society, using her reputation as a heartless beauty to make all men pay for her heartbreak, but the reappearance of James threatens to melt her icy heart. Reprint.

Catalogue of Copyright Entries

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Download or read book Catalogue of Copyright Entries written by and published by . This book was released on 1913 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

A Secret Affair

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0440339561
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book A Secret Affair written by Mary Balogh and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2010-05-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton since she was nineteen years old. Now her husband is dead and, more beautiful than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom at last. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover—and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine’s illegitimacy has denied him the title of earl, so now he denies himself nothing. Rumored to be living the easy life of a sensualist on his country estate, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will fit the bill nicely. But once these two passionate and scandalous figures find each other, they discover that it isn’t so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire—without getting singed.

American Machinist

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Download or read book American Machinist written by and published by . This book was released on 1900 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Queer Objects

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429536305
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book Queer Objects written by Guy Davidson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pursuing the discursive or material effects of relational queerness, this book reflects on how objects can illuminate, affect, and animate queer modes of being. In the early 1990s the queer theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick defined queer as “multiply transitive . . . relational and strange,” rather than a fixed identity. In spite of this, much of the queer theoretical scholarship of the last three decades has used queer as a synonym for anti-normative sexual identities. The contributions to this volume return to the idea of transitivity, exploring what happens when queer is thought of as a turning toward or turning away from a diverse range of objects, including bodily waste; frozen cats; archival ephemera; the writing of Virginia Woolf; the Pop art of Ray Johnson; the podcast S-Town; and Maggie Nelson’s memoir The Argonauts. Relevant to those studying queer theory, this book will also be of wider interest to those researching identity and the way in which it is represented in a variety of artistic disciplines. This book was originally published as a special issue of Angelaki.

Bodies of Subversion

Publisher : powerHouse Books
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ISBN : 1576876926
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (576 users)

Download or read book Bodies of Subversion written by Margot Mifflin and published by powerHouse Books. This book was released on 2013-08-02 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed woman as an emblem of female self-expression." —Susan Faludi Bodies of Subversion is the first history of women’s tattoo art, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back into the nineteenth-century and includes many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Author Margot Mifflin notes that women’s interest in tattoos surged in the suffragist 20s and the feminist 70s. She chronicles: * Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics. * The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties. * Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship. * Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill’s mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist. * Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed. “In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It’s an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history.” —Barbara Kruger, artist

The Proposal

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0345533577
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (345 users)

Download or read book The Proposal written by Mary Balogh and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This is Mary Balogh at her riveting best.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her. Hugo is a gentleman in name only: a war hero whose bravery earned him a title, a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife. Hugo doesn’t wish to court Gwen, yet he cannot resist her guileless manner, infectious laugh, and lovely face. He wants her, but will she have him? The dour ex-military officer who so gallantly carried Gwen to safety is a man who needs a lesson in winning a woman’s heart. But through courtship and seduction, Gwen soon finds that with each kiss, and with every caress, Hugo captivates her more—with his desire, with his love, and with the promise of forever. “[Mary Balogh] writes with wit and wisdom. . . . The Proposal is both moving and entertaining and the beginning of what promises to be an outstanding series.”—Romance Reviews Today “A historical romance of unusual thoughtfulness and depth.”—Publishers Weekly Includes a preview of Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement.