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.…

A Matter of Class

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ISBN : 145961254X
Pages : 186 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (459 users)

Download or read book A Matter of Class written by Mary Balogh and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2011-03 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reginald Mason is wealthy, refined, and, by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by title, a factor that pains him and his father within the Regency society that upholds station over all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton. Daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, a neighbor and enemy of the Mason family, Annabelle finds herself disgraced by a scandal, one that has left her brandished as damaged goods. Besmirched by shame, the earl is only too happy to marry Annabelle off to anyone willing to have her. Reginald Mason is wealthy, refined, and, by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by title, a factor that pains him and his father within the Regency society that upholds station over all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton. Daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, a neighbor and enemy of the Mason family, Annabelle finds herself disgraced by a scandal, one that has left her brandished as damaged goods. Besmirched by shame, the earl is only too happy to marry Annabelle off to anyone willing to have her.

Circulating Literacy

Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN : 0809335441
Pages : 211 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 211 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 : 237 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 237 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.

Catalogue of Copyright Entries

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Pages : 620 pages
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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 620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476669406
Pages : 237 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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 237 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."

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Government, Economics, and Contemporary World Issues

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 9780313312830
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

Download or read book Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Government, Economics, and Contemporary World Issues written by James M. Shiveley and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2001 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This assorment for AMS (BJ's) includes 4 copies of Beyond Tuesday Morning (0310257719); 2 copies of One Tuesday Morning (0310247527); 3 copies of Oceans Apart (0310247497) and 3 copies of Breach of Promise (0310243874).

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.

Patterns of American Popular Heroism

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476641552
Pages : 293 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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 : 115 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 2016-08-15 with total page 115 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 Publishers Weekly

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Pages : 540 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

Download or read book The Publishers Weekly written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 540 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.

Reconstructing History

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317721764
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Reconstructing History written by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-25 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In May 1997, a group of distinguished historians announced the formation of the Historical Society, an organization that sought to be free of the jargon-laden debates and political agendas that have come to characterize the profession. Eugene Genovese, Prsident of the Society, explained the commitment to form a new and genuinely diverse organization. "The Society extends from left to right and embraces people of every ideological and political tendency. The Society promotes frank debate in an atmosphere of civility, mutual respect, and common courtesy. All we require is that participants lay down plausible premises; reason logically; appeal to evidence; and prepare to exchange criticism with those who hold different points of view. Our goal: to promote an integrated history accessible to the public." From those beginnings, the Society has grown to include hundreds of members from every level of the profession, from Pulitzer-prize winning scholars to graduate students, across the ideological and political spectrum. In this first book from the Historical Society, several founding members explore central topics within the field; the enduring value of the practice of history; the sensitive use of historical records, sources, and archives; the value of common standards; and much more. An engaging and challenging work that will appeal to scholars, students, educators, and the many public readers who have become lost in the culture wars, Reconstructing History is sure to generate the kind of civil, reasoned debate that is a foundational goal of the Historical Society. Contributors include Walter A. McDougall, Marc Trachtenberg, Alan Charles Kors, Deborah A. Symonds, Leo P. Ribuffo, Bruce Kuklick, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Edward Berkowitz, John Patrick Diggins, John Womack, Victor Davis Hanson, Miriam R. Levin, Martin J. Sklar, Eugene D. Genovese, Daniel C. Littlefield, Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, Russell Jacoby, Rochelle Gurstein, Paul Rahe, Donald Kagan, Diane Ravitch, Sean Wilentz, Louis Ferleger and Richard H. Steckel.

The Gilded Age

Publisher : Social Studies
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ISBN : 1560042710
Pages : 227 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (56 users)

Download or read book The Gilded Age written by and published by Social Studies. This book was released on 2007 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Involving students in real historical problems that convey powerful lessons about U.S. history, these thought-provoking activities combine core content with valuable practice in decision making, critical thinking, and understanding multiple perspectives. O'Reilly - an experienced, award winning teacher - has students tackle fascinating historical questions that put students in the shoes of a range of people from the past, from the rich and famous to ordinary citizens. Each lesson can be done either as an in-depth activity or as a "quick motivator." Detailed teacher pages give step-by-step instructions, list key vocabulary terms, offer troubleshooting tips, present ideas for post-activity discussions, and furnish lists of related sources. Reproducible student handouts clearly lay out the decision-making scenarios, provide "outcomes," and present related primary source readings and/or images with analysis questions"--Page 4 of cover

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.