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Title : Forbidden Birth
Author : William Rubin
Publisher: Crystal Vision Publishing
Total pages: 442 pages
Unspeakable medical procedures. A crazed serial killer. Who will protect the innocent and at what cost? Doctor Christopher Ravello is driven by an unquenchable desire to avenge his mother's senseless murder. He forsakes a lucrative career in medicine, and plunges headlong into the brutal, unforgiving world of a New York City homicide detective. Head of the new Division of Medical Crimes, Ravello's first case pits him against a brilliant, sadistic serial killer. Known only as The Giver, he is hell bent on subjecting young women and their unborn babies to his illicit experiments. As the body count rises, New York City is engulfed in fear. Fighting an illness which threatens his job, immersed in turmoil at home due to his radical career change, Ravello struggles to understand who The Giver is and where he will strike next. Just as he discovers the killer's identity the unspeakable happens, and Ravello is confronted with an agonizing choice: will he play it safe or make the ultimate sacrifice to save his loved ones and the city he is sworn to protect and serve?
Title : Forbidden Truth
Author : Deborah Olayinka Almaroof
Total pages: 124 pages
Have you ever heard a song or read a poem and thought, “I wonder what made the artist sing/write these words? What’s the story behind that song? What does the message actually mean? What memory is the artist reflecting on?” Maybe you read a metaphoric poem written by a legendary poet and wondered what it really meant. Not the interpretations made by many over the years. With Forbidden Truth, poet and author Deborah Almaroof gives you her complete vision. She allows you to embark on the mental capacity at the time of each work’s creation and gives insight into what each poem means. Deborah Almaroof began writing at a young age, love songs and short stories. At the age of 20, as a sophomore at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, five hours away from her hometown; she found herself alone and unhappy being so far away from her family. She searched for a coping mechanism and one night began to write. It was then that she tapped into a gift she never knew she had; the ability to construct poetry. To her surprise what she initially thought nothing of turned into endless nights up, turning her deepest thoughts into amazing art. At the age of 21, she vowed that at the age of 25 she would release her first poetry book. Here she gives you a collection of her poems and personal quotes, teamed up with her life experiences that inspired them. It has been said that the richest place on earth is a graveyard. Many are buried with unshared riches, gifts, ideas and talents. With this project the author proclaims that no measurement of success comes from the external; critique nor praise compares to the magnitude of success inside these pages. To achieve this goal, first time author and poet Deborah Almaroof says this is her success. Reaching a goal in a world where many people never witness their biggest dreams transform into a reality. Forbidden Truth is truly one to sink your teeth into!
Forbidden Beginnings: Jacqueline\'s Tragedy
Title : Forbidden Beginnings: Jacqueline\'s Tragedy
Author : William Rubin
Publisher: Crystal Vision Publishing
Total pages: 191 pages
A senseless assault. An agonizing, life-threatening decision. In the moment of truth, with countless lives at stake, how can justice hope to prevail? New York City trauma surgeon, Dr. Christopher Ravello, has it all. A breathtaking, vivacious wife. Lovely children. Life-saving work, and a beautiful home in one of the City's most coveted neighborhoods. But in an instant, Chris' world is shattered. The brutal and senseless assault of his mother, Jacqueline, leaves her barely alive. Consumed with anguish and fear, battling time and circumstances, Chris' search for a life-saving treatment leads to an agonizing decision and takes him down a path of no return. In the wake of his mother’s assault, Chris and life-long friend, Detective Kevin Kennedy, risk their lives and livelihoods tracking down Jacqueline’s attacker. When Ravello, driven by an all-consuming rage, at last comes face-to-face with his mother's assailant, every fiber of his being calls out for vengeance. In the moment of truth, with so much at stake for he and his family, what will Chris choose?
The Forbidden Vampire: The Inception, Book I
Title : The Forbidden Vampire: The Inception, Book I
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Total pages: pages
Results From The Forbidden Human Act
Title : Results From The Forbidden Human Act
Author : Lynn Latham
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Total pages: 138 pages
Results From The Forbidden Human Act by Lynn Latham For a long time, Lynn Latham wanted to know why humans have been performing such forbidden acts of behavior that caused their children to be born with slow learning abilities to almost mental retardation, physical handicaps, prenatal mortality, social problems, malformations, and many other problems. What Latham discovered is that these mental and physical problems the children are having can be stopped if humans will stop performing this forbidden act. He is sickened at what he has discovered. The worst thing is that humans performing this act are not smart enough to realize they are doing wrong. There are many good and respectful humans, but these are not the ones he is referring to in this book.
Title : Forbidden Hill
Author : John D. Greenwood
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Total pages: 432 pages
On 6 February 1819, Stamford Raffles, William Farquhar, Temenggong Abdul Rahman and Sultan Hussein signed a treaty that granted the British East India Company the right to establish a trading settlement on the sparsely populated island of Singapore. Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol. 1) is a meticulously researched and vividly imagined historical narrative that brings to life the stories of the early European, Malay, Chinese and Indian pioneers – the administrators, merchants, policemen, boatmen, coolies, concubines, slaves and secret society soldiers – whose vision and intrigues drive the rapid expansion of the port city in the early decades of the nineteenth century. While Raffles and Farquhar clash over the administration of the settlement, theScottish merchant adventurer Ronnie Simpson and Englishwoman Sarah Hemmings find love and redemption as they battle an American duelist and Illanun pirates. As the ghosts of the rajahs of the ancient city of Singapura fade into the shadows of Forbidden Hill, the new settlers forge their linked destinies in the ‘emporium of the Eastern seas’.
Title : Forbidden Fruit
Author : Esther Lyons
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 485 pages
Born in India and now living in Australia, Lyons was presented with a plaque commemorating her familys place in history. A descendant of Francois Bienvenu dit Delisle, one of the Frenchmen who helped Cadillac found the city in 1701 Andrea Blum, Heritage Sunday Newspapers, Detroit Sunday July 29, 2001 This is a remarkable book. Its author tells the dramatic story of her tireless search for her father after his departure from India and, in the course of it, her indomitable struggle for an identity, against innumerable and seemingly insuperable obstacles posed by the confl icting background Dr.W.A. Suchting, Reader, Dept of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia What an extraordinary story! Thank you for being force enough to write such a powerful, inspiring story. Written by a lady of great gifts courage, truth, integrity, intelligence, forgiveness... Br Charles Howard, Ex-Provincial, Marist Brothers, Sydney, Australia A powerful work written by a courageous author. The reader will be encouraged in the end by the triumph of human spirit. Alfred Holland, The Age newspaper, Melbourne, Australia This autobiography is a heart-breaking search of a child at home and abroad for a father, the tribulation of alienation from, and rejection by ones own society, the despair of youth fi nding little reason to count blessing through adulthood. Michael Flannery, The Statesman of India, Calcutta, India. Forbidden Fruit describes a place and a time that lives on only in the memories of many people. The India of today is a vastly different place to that in the 1940s and 1950s and so the Anglo- Indians and Indians of today are a very different people. Adrian Gilbert, Editor, Anglo-Indian Association, Melbourne, Australia.
The Forbidden Trilogy Part One
Title : The Forbidden Trilogy Part One
Author : Danielle Violette
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 578 pages
In the first part of The Forbidden Trilogy, Gabriella and Jonathan Love had life made. After losing their parents to an accident, their uncle Eddie took them under his wing, teaching them everything they needed to know about surviving in this cruel world. Neither one of them ever expected that theyd have to do things a little differently after Gabbys childhood best friend and boyfriend is killed right before her eyes in an unexpected home invasion in their home in Tampa, ripping their lives apart. Now feeling hopeless and alone, the family desperately tries to mend itself back together. Except for Gabby, thats a little easier than done. After months of dysfunction, Eddie has no choice but to go through drastic measures to ensure his nieces well-being. Gabbys best friend, Sara, steps up, moving across the country with her and Jon to a small town in Northern California, far away from the unbearable memories of the life that she so desperately wanted to have back. What nobody could have anticipated was that right there in that small town was a coven of vampires who had been waiting years to save her. Now being faced by the sexy mysterious red-eyed man Benjamin Row, Gabby is forced to make a forever life-changing decision that would alter the lives of all of them. Besides giving up her mortality, Gabby is also faced with the everyday bumps in the road that only make her decision easier. But will becoming a powerful vampire with her new love really change what happened to her? Will Gabby grow stronger and finally accept her losses, or will she be stuck with the haunting memories of her human life for all of eternity?
Birth, Marriage, and Death : Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England
Title : Birth, Marriage, and Death : Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England
Author : David Cressy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Total pages: 658 pages
From childbirth and baptism through to courtship, weddings, and funerals, every stage in the life-cycle of Tudor and Stuart England was accompanied by ritual. Even under the protestantism of the reformed Church, the spiritual and social dramas of birth, marriage, and death were graced with elaborate ceremony. Powerful and controversial protocols were in operation, shaped and altered by the influences of the Reformation, the Revolution, and the Restoration. Each of the major rituals was potentially an arena for argument, ambiguity, and dissent. Ideally, as classic rites of passage, these ceremonies worked to bring people together. But they also set up traps into which people could stumble, and tests which not everybody could pass. In practice, ritual performance revealed frictions and fractures that everyday local discourse attempted to hide or to heal. Using fascinating first-hand evidence, David Cressy shows how the making and remaking of ritual formed part of a continuing debate, sometimes strained and occasionally acrimonious, which exposed the raw nerves of society in the midst of great historical events. In doing so, he vividly brings to life the common experiences of living and dying in Tudor and Stuart England.
Title : Forbidden Fruit
Author : Mark D. Regnerus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total pages: 304 pages
Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion. But how exactly does religion contribute to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and actions? What difference, if any, does religion make in adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviors? Are abstinence pledges effective? What does it mean to be "emotionally ready" for sex? Who expresses regrets about their sexual activity and why? Tackling these and other questions, Forbidden Fruit tells the definitive story of the sexual values and practices of American teenagers, paying particular attention to how participating in organized religion shapes sexual decision-making. Merging analyses of three national surveys with stories drawn from interviews with over 250 teenagers across America, Mark Regnerus reviews how young people learn-and what they know-about sex from their parents, schools, peers and other sources. He examines what experiences teens profess to have had, and how they make sense of these experiences in light of their own identities as religious, moral, and responsible persons. Religion can and does matter, Regnerus finds, but religious claims are often swamped by other compelling sexual scripts. Particularly interesting is the emergence of what Regnerus calls a new middle class sexual morality which has little to do with a desire for virginity but nevertheless shuns intercourse in order to avoid risks associated with pregnancy and STDs. And strikingly, evangelical teens aren't less sexually active than their non-evangelical counterparts, they just tend to feel guiltier about it. In fact, Regnerus finds that few religious teens have internalized or are even able to articulate the sexual ethic taught by their denominations. The only-and largely ineffective-sexual message most religious teens are getting is, "Don't do it until you're married." Ultimately, Regnerus concludes, religion may influence adolescent sexual behavior, but it rarely motivates sexual decision making.
City of Endless Night
Title : City of Endless Night
Author : Milo Hastings
Publisher: Ozymandias Press
Total pages: 341 pages
When but a child of seven my uncle placed me in a private school in which one of the so-called redeemed sub-sailors was a teacher of the German language. As I look back now, in the light of my present knowledge, I better comprehend the docile humility and carefully nurtured ignorance of this man. In his class rooms he used as a text a description of German life, taken from the captured submarine. From this book he had secured his own conception of a civilization of which he really knew practically nothing. I recall how we used to ask Herr Meineke if he had actually seen those strange things of which he taught us. To this he always made answer, "The book is official, man's observation errs."
Marking Maternity in Middle English Romance
Title : Marking Maternity in Middle English Romance
Author : A. Florschuetz
Total pages: 232 pages
Working at the intersection of medical, theological, cultural, and literary studies, this book offers an innovative approach to understanding maternity, genealogy and social identity as they are represented in popular literature in late-medieval England.
A Taste of the Forbidden
Title : A Taste of the Forbidden
Author : Carole Mortimer
Total pages: 192 pages
An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author On her boss's orders… For her entire life, pastry-chef Grace Blake has been the pinnacle of politeness. Yet less than a day into the contract with her enigmatic Argentinean boss, Cesar Navarro, all of her good manners—and her good sense!—have flown out of the window. Cesar's got his sexy little spitfire of a chef right where he wants her—in his penthouse, at his command! He knows his staff should be off-limits, but Grace has tantalized his jaded palate, and Cesar finds himself ordering something new from the menu—a taste of the forbidden….
Reproductive Physiology and Birth Control
Title : Reproductive Physiology and Birth Control
Author : S. Chandrasekhar
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Total pages: 217 pages
"I say that this is a dirty, filthy book, and the test of it is that no human being would allow that book on his table, no decently educated English husband would allow even his wife to have it." Such was the uncompromising pronouncement of Sir Hardinge Gifford, Her Majesty's Solicitor General, who in 1877 prosecuted Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant for publishing Dr. Charles Knowlton's Fruits of Philosophy. Knowlton's work was the first American medical handbook on contraception. It had become an incredibly popular book among Britons who believed the neo-Malthusian dictum that the only solution to poverty in Britain was a limit on the growth of its population. They saw effective birth control measures as a way to make such a limit practicable. In 1877, its publisher was hauled into court and pleaded guilty to printing obscene material. Bradlaugh and Besant tested the right of official harassment by bringing out an edition of the Fruits of Philosophy that bore an introduction explaining their motives. The pair was arrested and charged with violating the Obscene Publications Act of 1857. Their arrest, trial, conviction, and eventual acquittal constitute a landmark in the history of the world birth control movement. The enormous publicity accorded the principals and their cause brought the subject of family planning into the homes of nearly every Briton who read the newspapers' sensational coverage. What followed thereafter is telling: a dramatic, steady decline in the English birthrate. By their simple act of publishing Knowlton's short book, Bradlaugh and Besant helped establish England's pioneering role in the dissemination, democratization, and implementation of birth control information. Sripati Chandrasekhar is an internationally respected demographer and social scientist. He is a former minister of health and family planning in India and was vice-chancellor of Annamalai University in South India. He is the author of numerous books and articles on population and family planning.
The Birth of Satan
Title : The Birth of Satan
Author : T. J. Wray,Gregory Mobley
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
Total pages: 240 pages
Of all the demons, monsters, fiends, and ogres to preoccupy the western imagination in literature, art, and film, no figure has been more feared—or misunderstood--than Satan. But how accurate are the popular images of Satan? How--and why--did this rather minor biblical character morph into the very embodiment of evil? T.J. Wray and Gregory Mobley guide readers on a journey to retrace Satan's biblical roots. Engaging and informative, The Birth of Satan is a must read for anyone who has ever wondered about the origins of the Devil.
Bibliography of Forbidden Books -
Title : Bibliography of Forbidden Books -
Author : Henry Spencer Ashbee
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total pages: 628 pages
In this first volume of the 1877 work that established him as England's leading authority on pornography, Henry Spencer Ashbee describes scores of "curious, uncommon and erotic books" that were banned or otherwise prohibited from legitimate sale during the Victorian era... and some even until the 1960s. Included in this far-reaching volume are such "gentlemen only" titles as Exhibition of Female Flagellants, The Battles of Venus, and A Cabinet of Amorous Curiosities. This catalog of mostly forgotten works is an invaluable-and highly entertaining-resource for bibliophiles, students of erotica, and collectors of Victoriana. British book collector, travel writer, and bibliographer HENRY SPENCER ASHBEE (1834-1900), aka Pisanus Fraxi, is thought by some to have authored the notorious Victorian sexual memoir My Secret Life.
Secrets of Forbidden Love
Title : Secrets of Forbidden Love
Author : Cándida R. DeVito
Total pages: 220 pages
A young girl never forgets her first love. But what if this love is forbidden? Despite the age gap, Cndida had a crush on Andrew De Vito since she was eight years old. As time grew, so did her feelings for him. She never thought that one day, he would reciprocate her feelings for him, but he did. There was only one problem. He was already marriedto the church. Cndidas story, Secrets of Forbidden Love, is a beautiful and romantic tale of a forbidden love. It is also a story of love and forgiveness in several dimensions.
The Forbidden Religion
Title : The Forbidden Religion
Author : Jose M. Herrou Aragon
Publisher: José M. Herrou Aragón
Total pages: pages
Gnosis means knowledge. But we are not referring to just any knowledge. Gnosis is knowledge which produces a great transformation in those who receive it. Knowledge capable of nothing less than waking up man and helping him to escape from the prison in which he finds himself. That is why Gnosis has been so persecuted throughout the course of history, because it is knowledge considered dangerous for the religious and political authorities who govern mankind from the shadows. Every time this religion, absolutely different from the rest, appears before man, the other religions unite to try to destroy or hide it again. Primordial Gnosis is the original Gnosis, true Gnosis, eternal Gnosis, Gnostic knowledge in its pure form. Due to multiple persecutions, Primordial Gnosis has been fragmented, distorted and hidden.
The Birth of Chinese Feminism
Title : The Birth of Chinese Feminism
Author : Lydia H. Liu,Rebecca E. Karl,Dorothy Ko
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Total pages: 320 pages
He-Yin Zhen (ca. 1884-1920?) was a theorist who figured centrally in the birth of Chinese feminism. Unlike her contemporaries, she was concerned less with China's fate as a nation and more with the relationship among patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism, and gender subjugation as global historical problems. This volume, the first translation and study of He-Yin's work in English, critically reconstructs early twentieth-century Chinese feminist thought in a transnational context by juxtaposing He-Yin Zhen's writing against works by two better-known male interlocutors of her time. The editors begin with a detailed analysis of He-Yin Zhen's life and thought. They then present annotated translations of six of her major essays, as well as two foundational tracts by her male contemporaries, Jin Tianhe (1874-1947) and Liang Qichao (1873–1929), to which He-Yin's work responds and with which it engages. Jin, a poet and educator, and Liang, a philosopher and journalist, understood feminism as a paternalistic cause that liberals like themselves should defend. He-Yin presents an alternative conception that draws upon anarchism and other radical trends. Ahead of her time, He-Yin Zhen complicates conventional accounts of feminism and China's history, offering original perspectives on sex, gender, labor, and power that remain relevant today.
The Athlete\'s Bible: One Edition
Title : The Athlete\'s Bible: One Edition
Author : Holman Bible Staff
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Total pages: 1408 pages
The Athlete’s Bible features the NLT translation and is created for competitors on all levels. Featuring Study Bible notes on each Bible page intentionally geared towards athletes and 232 pages of exclusive ONE themed content provided by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this Bible is full of amazing study tools to help equip, encourage, and empower athletes in any sport to study God’s Word. The Power of One. One passion, one purpose and one goal can drive an athlete, coach, or team to be their very best. The Impact of One. One player, one play, and one game-changing moment can transform the course of competition and bring victory. Everything comes down to One. There is power in One Gospel. There is power in One Truth. And there is power in our One Great God who transforms hearts and brings victory in our lives. When Cristian athletes stand together with one passion, one power, and one purpose, there is great impact! Let’s stand together as One! Exclusive ONE features include: Daily Meetings (4 sessions), Training Time 31-day devotional, Warm-up activities, Athlete studies, the More Than Winnning Gospel presentation, and The Starting Line devotional.
The Forbidden Prophecy
Title : The Forbidden Prophecy
Author : Alfred Schmielewski,Yogi A.S. Narayana
Publisher: Greg Henry Waters Group
Total pages: pages
The Forbidden Prophecy THE YOGI. if there is neither life nor the absence of life, if there is neither death nor the absence of death, if there is neither immortality nor mortality, if there is neither time nor eternity, what is there? SHIVA. Hear you, My Yogi; hear you, living beings: There is the river of eternity, this river flows from the Sphotam source (the dense state). This river, forever nameless, is life and death as one; for life and death are words alone, void of reality. THE YOGI, Tell me, O Lord, of the source of the river of eternity. Where does this river come from? Where does this river go to?
The One Year Bible Illustrated NLT
Title : The One Year Bible Illustrated NLT
Publisher: Tyndale House
Total pages: 1488 pages
The bestselling daily reading Bible now combines Scripture and full-color imagery to enhance each day’s experience. The One Year Bible Illustrated contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs—and a fresh image to guide readers through the entire Bible in one unforgettable journey. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.
The Ethics of Everyday Life
Title : The Ethics of Everyday Life
Author : Michael Banner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Total pages: 320 pages
The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.
Gems from the Top 100 Speeches
Title : Gems from the Top 100 Speeches
Author : Xin-An Lu
Total pages: 321 pages
Public speaking is one of the things many fear the most. This fear is justified-Many eyes to look into and many minds to contend with. Thoughts are elusive. The catcher of powerful thoughts-the apt words-are even more elusive. Yet, you do not need to despair. By standing on the shoulders of great orators, you can also speak with facility, felicity, cogency, and potency. Great orators have produced immortal thoughts couched in immortal words. This book selects the gems and the most versatile phrases in the top 100 speeches in the history of American rhetoric of the last century, so that you do not have to tire your mind and tax your time spending months going through all these speeches to mine the diamonds of powerful thoughts and felicitous words. This book furnishes you with powerful and ready blocks for the efficient construction of edifices of powerful ideas embodied in powerful words. The top 100 speeches are the most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to 137 leading scholars of American public address. Their inclusion and ranking are based on their "social and political impact," "rhetorical artistry," "eloquence," and "power."
Title : Forbidden
Author : Elizabeth Lowell
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total pages: 400 pages
They call her "Amber the Untouched" throughout the Disputed Lands -- a chaste, golden-haired beauty who fears the remarkable love that was prophesied at her birth . . . and the death that must inevitably follow. Now Duncan has come to her in darkness, as was foretold -- a wounded warrior with no memory, seared by passion's fire and irresistibly drawn to the innocent enchantress who divines truth with a touch. Their romance is legend in a time of war. But when Duncan's memory returns, he sees Amber as his enemy. Still, he cannot forsake the lover who healed his body and heart. And he will defy to the death the dread forces that have proclaimed their love . . .
Born a Crime
Title : Born a Crime
Author : Trevor Noah
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Total pages: 224 pages
The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.
My Forbidden Face
Title : My Forbidden Face
Author : Latifa,
Total pages: 192 pages
Latifa was born into an educated middle-class Afghan family in Kabul in 1980. She dreamed of one day of becoming a journalist, she was interested in fashion, movies and friends. Her father was in the import/export business and her mother was a doctor. Then in September 1996, Taliban soldiers seized power in Kabul. From that moment, Latifa, just 16 years old became a prisoner in her own home. Her school was closed. Her mother was banned from working. The simplest and most basic freedoms - walking down the street, looking out a window - were no longer hers. She was now forced to wear a chadri. My Forbidden Face provides a poignant and highly personal account of life under the Taliban regime. With painful honesty and clarity Latifa describes the way she watched her world falling apart, in the name of a fanatical interpretation of a faith that she could not comprehend. Her voice captures a lost innocence, but also echoes her determination to live in freedom and hope. Earlier this year, Latifa and her parents escaped Afghanistan with the help of a French-based Afghan resistance group.
Title : Forbidden
Author : Nicola Cornick
Total pages: 384 pages
As maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, Margery Mallon lives within the boundaries of any sensible servant. Entanglements with gentlemen are taboo. Wild adventures are for the Gothic novels she secretly reads. Then an intriguing stranger named Mr. Ward offers her a taste of passion, and suddenly the wicked possibilities are too tempting to resist…. Henry Atticus Richard Ward is no ordinary gentleman. He's Lord Wardeaux and he is determined to unite Margery with her newfound inheritance by any means—including seduction and deception. But when the ton condemns the scandalous servant-turned-countess and an unknown danger prepares to strike, will Margery accept Henry's protection in exchange for her trust?
Title : Star Born
Author : Andre Norton
Publisher: Ozymandias Press
Total pages: 247 pages
What of our children - the second and third generations born on this new world? They will have no memories of Terra's green hills and blue seas. Will they be Terrans - or something else? Quite possibly one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written!
The Dread of Difference
Title : The Dread of Difference
Author : Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Total pages: 560 pages
"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies."—Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "An impressive array of distinguished scholars . . . gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror films."—Choice "An extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this genre."—Film Theory
Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Leviticus
Title : Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Leviticus
Author : George Bush
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total pages: 282 pages
Birth of a Legend
Title : Birth of a Legend
Author : LtCol Leon E. Braxton USAF,CAPT Arthur H. Wagner USCG
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Total pages: 312 pages
Competition for Army acquisition funding in the betrween wars depression years was fierce. The opposing camps of Fighter Supremacy versus Strategic Bombing played out at the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), at GHQ, before Congress and in the media. Military exercises pitted the Navy and the Air Corps in operations with real cloak and dagger background gambits, each trying to gain the upper hand. When leaders such as Benjamin Foulois, Billy Mitchell, and Frank Andrews eventually were able to foster a bomber competition to replace the Martin B-10, Boeing's four-engined Model 299 was a clear winner; but then it crashed at Dayton, and the Army opted for the Douglas B-18. Somehow, Frank Andrews had enough faith in his convictions and managed to have 13 Y1B-17s produced and sent to the 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, VA. There Robert Olds and his three squadrons enthralled the country with long range goodwill flights, transcontinental speed runs with an obscure 1st Lt Curtis leMay navigating the way, and a thrilling movie "Test Pilot" starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. Fortunately for the trials of WWII, these daring young men of the Army Air Corps put their careers on the line, and made the B-17 one of the iconic weapons of that conflict. This is the untold story of the aircraft development and the men who made it happen.
Birth of the Firebringer
Title : Birth of the Firebringer
Author : Meredith Ann Pierce
Total pages: 208 pages
Volume One of the Firebringer Trilogy Jan, the prince of the unicorns, is high-spirited, reckless-and the despair of his mighty father, Korr. Reluctantly, Korr allows Jan to accompany the other initiate warriors on a pilgrimage. Soon Jan's curiosity leads him, along with his friend Dagg, and their mentor, the female warrior Tek, into the greatest dangers-deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. Yet time after time they are rescued, leading Jan to wonder: Am I the heir to a special destiny? "The language is poetic, with wonderful rhythm and sweeping images...The world is a compelling one, and Jan is a dramatic hero."—Booklist From the Paperback edition.
Birth of the Republic
Title : Birth of the Republic
Author : Warren L. Mcferran
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Total pages: pages
Birth of Our Power
Title : Birth of Our Power
Author : Victor Serge
Publisher: PM Press
Total pages: 256 pages
Birth of Our Power is an epic novel set in Spain, France, and Russia during the heady revolutionary years 1917–1919. Serge’s tale begins in the spring of 1917, the third year of mass slaughter in the blood-and-rain-soaked trenches of World War I, when the flames of revolution suddenly erupt in Russia and Spain. Although the Spanish uprising eventually fizzles, in Russia the workers, peasants, and common soldiers are able to take power and hold it. Serge’s “tale of two cities” is constructed from the opposition between Barcelona, the city “we” could not take, and Petrograd, the starving, beleaguered capital of the Russian Revolution besieged by counter-revolutionary Whites. Between the romanticism of radicalized workers awakening to their own power in a sun-drenched Spanish metropolis to the grim reality of workers clinging to power in Russia’s dark, frozen revolutionary outpost. The novel was composed a decade after the revolution in Leningrad, where Serge was living in semicaptivity because of his declared opposition to Stalin’s dictatorship over the revolution.
Death of a Policeman Birth of a Baby
Title : Death of a Policeman Birth of a Baby
Author : T. Felder Dorn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 228 pages
On 17 July 1932, on a highway near Fort Mill, SC, Rural Policeman Elliott Harris was attempting to arrest Beatrice Snipes husband Clyde for reckless driving. Mrs. Snipes intervened, snatching Harris pistol from its holster and fatally shooting him. After her trial in December, she became the first woman in South Carolina sentenced to die by electrocution. Beatrice, however, was pregnant at the time of the crime and was in her eighth month when she was sentenced to be executed on a date about three months after giving birth. This sentence generated a firestorm of negative reaction, and the Governor of South Carolina in January commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. Beatrices daughter Jean was born soon thereafter and spent the first seven months of life with her mother in prison. Jean then was removed from her mothers custody. A secret adoption was arranged, and neither Beatrice nor Clyde was told by whom Jean had been adopted. This book tells the story of Beatrices crime and its aftermath, including the impact on Jeans life.
The Thinking Woman\'s Guide to a Better Birth
Title : The Thinking Woman\'s Guide to a Better Birth
Author : Henci Goer
Total pages: 384 pages
As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .
The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism
Title : The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism
Author : Philippe M.F. Peycam
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Total pages: 320 pages
Philippe M. F. Peycam completes the first ever English-language study of Vietnam's emerging political press and its resistance to colonialism. Published in the decade that preceded the Communist Party's founding, this journalistic phenomenon established a space for public, political contestation that fundamentally changed Vietnamese attitudes and the outlook of Southeast Asia. Peycam directly links Saigon's colonial urbanization to the creation of new modes of individual and collective political agency. To better justify their presence, French colonialists implemented a peculiar brand of republican imperialism to encourage the development of a highly controlled print capitalism. Yet the Vietnamese made clever use of this new form of political expression, subverting colonial discourse and putting French rulers on the defensive, while simultaneously stoking Vietnamese aspirations for autonomy. Peycam specifically considers the work of Western-educated Vietnamese journalists who, in their legal writings, called attention to the politics of French rule. Peycam rejects the notion that Communist and nationalist ideologies changed the minds of "alienated" Vietnamese during this period. Rather, he credits colonial urban modernity with shaping the Vietnamese activist-journalist and the role of the French, even at their most coercive, along with the modern public Vietnamese intellectual and his responsibility toward the group. Countering common research on anticolonial nationalism and its assumptions of ethno-cultural homogeneity, Peycam follows the merging of French republican and anarchist traditions with neo-Confucian Vietnamese behavior, giving rise to modern Vietnamese public activism, its autonomy, and its contradictory aspirations. Interweaving biography with archival newspaper and French police sources, he writes from within these journalists' changing political consciousness and their shifting perception of social roles.
The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals)
Title : The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals)
Author : Robert Byron,David Talbot Rice
Total pages: 448 pages
First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the iconoclast controversy, and shows how it was only by this movement that Hellenistic naturalism was finally vanquished and the seed of interpretational art planted in Europe in its stead. The third chapter reveals how this seed was nourished by the Constantinopolitan Renascence, and how that event, combined with the increasing humanisation of religious emotion, culminated, not only in Duccio and Giotto, but in the equally important work of their contemporaries at Mistra and Mount Athos. A detailed account of these works is given and in the last part of the book, the mystery of El Greco is finally resolved. The book is based, not only on extensive research but on personal observation of nearly all the works mentioned, in Constantinople, Greece, Crete, Italy, and Spain. It is an important and exciting addition to the history of European Art and establishes, scientifically, theories which only existed in conjecture before its publication. The book includes 94 black and white plates.
Three Birth\'s in the Cabin
Title : Three Birth\'s in the Cabin
Author : Hattie B. Benson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 95 pages
This book written to bring completion of my desire in giving an account, of my family life during the early years is manly after my birth into my teens. This is the third book and it written to closing the circle of my family history limited to my mother and father as I remember. As well as I can through the blessing of God I hope to bring to you the readers the images, sounds and happiness I hold dearly in my head and heart. The intent is to expand and complete the information I started early in my writing afford to follow through on a suggestion. I was challenged to expand on an article I had publish in the Pittsburgh Press two book later I’m well into my third. Beginning with (1) “Humble and Mindful until Death” (2) Flinging THE dust aside and now “Three Births in the Cabin” is the final of the trilogy.