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Random Acts of Senseless Violence

Author: Jack Womack
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575132310
Rating: 4.2/5 (1 downloads)

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It's just a little later than now and Lola Hart is writing her life in a diary. She's a nice middle-class girl on the verge of her teens who schools at the calm end of town. A normal, happy, girl. But in a disintegrating New York she is a dying breed. War is breaking out on Long Island, the army boys are flamethrowing the streets, five Presidents have been assassinated in a year. No one notices any more. Soon Lola and her family must move over to the Lower East side - Loisaida - to the Pit and the new language of violence of the streets. The metamorphosis of the nice Lola Hart into the new model Lola has begun ...

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Random Acts of Senseless Violence

Author: Jack Womack
Total Pages:
Release: 1995-10-01
ISBN: 9780613921831
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Edging Into the Future

Author: Veronica Hollinger
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2002-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780812218046
Rating: 4.2/5 (18 downloads)

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"The savvy critical essays in this provocative collection investigate the interface between science fiction and postmodern culture. . . . Highly recommended for readers at all levels."—Choice

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What Makes This Book So Great

Author: Jo Walton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-01-16
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1472111621
Rating: 4.1/5 (21 downloads)

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Jo Walton is an award-winning author of, inveterate reader of, and chronic re-reader of science fiction and fantasy books. What Makes This Book So Great? is a selection of the best of her musings about her prodigious reading habit. Jo Walton’s many subjects range from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. Among them, the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by ‘mainstream’; the under-appreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field’s many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.

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Beyond Violence

Author: Gerard Vanderhaar
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-09-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1625642741
Rating: 4.2/5 (41 downloads)

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Apocalyptic voices grow louder as we enter the new Millennium, promising dire consequences for the fate of humanity, our planet and our civilization. But theirs are not the only voices around. There are voices that are equally strong and full of hope, courage and conviction. Gerard Vanderhaar's voice is not apocalyptic, but prophetic and full of passion. He proposes a new direction, one that will lead to a more workable world - that of the Nonviolent Christ. Vanderhaar shows how figures like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and others have taken the example of the Nonviolent Christ as their guide for living and working justly and courageously in the world. He then offers suggestions for incorporating gestures of peace and words of compassion and justice into our daily dealings at home, at work, with difficult people, and as part of the political process. He also shows how our attitudes toward money, time and people can deeply influence our effectiveness in working for a better future.

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Love Out Loud

Author: Joyce Meyer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-11-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1444702696
Rating: 4.2/5 (96 downloads)

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Jesus said, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbour as yourself.' If you had to choose a single verse in the Bible that is a formula for successful living, this would be the one to live by, says Joyce Meyer. Many Christians get mixed up about love. They know they should love God, they know they should love others - but they don't understand what it means to love themselves. Joyce believes that this misconception is one of the greatest pitfalls in the Christian journey. Loving oneself in a balanced, healthy manner is essential in order to have healthy relationships with God and others. Through these inspiring and thoughtful devotions, readers will learn: How to fall in love with God because of who He is rather than what he can give us. Why we cannot truly love ourselves until we truly love God. Why we must love ourselves in order to love others - because it's impossible to give away something you don't possess. Practical ways to put these principles into action and enjoy richer relationships. This powerful volume combines the trademark practical teaching, sound psychology and useful insights that Joyce Meyer is known for and will form a firm basis for devotions for years to come.

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Stress Management for Life: A Research-Based Experiential Approach

Author: Michael Olpin
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2020-04-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0357364171
Rating: 4.4/5 (71 downloads)

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STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE: A RESEARCH-BASED EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH, 5th Edition is a text that students will keep and use long after they finish the class. Many will share it with their stressed-out friends and family. In an easy-to-understand, friendly style, readers will not only learn how stress happens, based on leading-edge science, but more importantly, what works to turn off their stress and the symptoms that accompany chronic stress. This book gives readers the experience of real stress relief and empowers readers to prevent stress for the rest of their lives. Stress Management for Life is a life-changing experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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The Power of Good

Author: Mark McCrindle
Publsiher: Hybrid Publishers
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-11-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1742980368
Rating: 4.0/5 (68 downloads)

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Seventy short, heart-warming stories of acts of kindness by strangers with contributions by prominent Australiana, including comedian Jean Kittson, writer Peter FitzSimons, news presenter Tracey Spicer, Youth Off the Streets' Father Chris Riley, media personality David Richardson, Wayside Chapel's Reverend Graham Long, politician Pru Goward, Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, and many others. This is an inspiring look at the best of humanity. From small acts of charity to selfless acts of kindness, The Power of Good shows that the human spirit is replete with noble and generous deeds.

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Ancestry magazine

Total Pages: 28
Release: 1994-03
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Ancestry magazine focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe. Regular features include “Found!” by Megan Smolenyak, reader-submitted heritage recipes, Howard Wolinsky’s tech-driven “NextGen,” feature articles, a timeline, how-to tips for Family Tree Maker, and insider insight to new tools and records at Ancestry magazine is published 6 times yearly by Ancestry Inc., parent company of

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Destination Holiness

Author: Christie Loney
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 705
Release: 2010-07-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1449703038
Rating: 4.3/5 (38 downloads)

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Destination Holiness invites you on a journey. Each week provides a theme that is developed each day, along with scriptures and stories that encourage the reader to consider their own lifes journey. There are Challenges and Love Notes from the author, and all along the way a sense that it was written as a personal letter just for you. Indeed it was, as the author and finisher of our faith journey toward holiness is Jesus Christ and this book is truly His inspiration.

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Transgressing Women

Author: Jamaluddin Aziz
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-01-17
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1443836907
Rating: 4.6/5 (7 downloads)

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Transgressing Women focuses on the literary and cinematic representation of female characters in contemporary noir thrillers. The book argues that as the genre has grown, expanded and been subverted since its initial conception, along with the changing definition of gender, the representation of a female character has also inevitably gone through some dramatic changes. So, the book asks some important questions: What links the female characters in canonical noir to their contemporary counterparts? Is gender division still relevant in a text that transgresses gender boundaries? What happens when it is the human body itself that betrays the traditional definition or constitution of a human being? While many have written about the male protagonists and the femmes fatales in the noir genre, little attention has been given to the ‘other’ female characters who inhabit the noir world and are transgressors themselves. The main concern of the book is to trace the transgressive female characters in contemporary noir thrillers – both novels and films – by engaging itself with some of the most topical debates within both (post)feminist and postmodernist theories. The book is structured around two key concepts – space and the body. These temporal and spatial indicators are central in contemporary cultural theories such as postmodernism and post-feminism, along with other theorizations of gender and the noir genre. This means that the analysis is drawn from the classical noir examples and will then arrive at the neo-noir sub-genre, and then will move on to the most recent phenomenon in the genre, ‘future noir’.

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Senseless Violence and Its Ramifications

Author: Ami Rokach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2018-10-22
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1351609483
Rating: 4.9/5 (83 downloads)

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The baby boomer generation grew up in the 1950s when there existed the general belief that the Cold War was the greatest threat to the world order, and a frightening possibility. It was difficult to believe, then, that it could get worse, but the same threat of violence is now a daily occurrence around the globe. People are being shot, slaughtered, maimed, and disappear for a multitude of reasons, none having any connection, most of the time, with the victims. The scale of loss when these tragedies occur is devastating, leaving the public as well as policy makers and legislators scrambling for solutions, clarification, and understanding of how we have become a society where violence is so rampant, so frequent, and so senseless. This book includes contributions by leading experts on violence and its ramifications, who review the devastation, reasons, and consequences of violence which is senseless, cruel, and aims to hurt and destroy anyone in its path. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Psychology.

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More Than Meets the Eye

Author: Joan Brock
Publsiher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-04-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1627877797
Rating: 4.7/5 (97 downloads)

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Joan Brock seems to have the perfect life: a deep faith in God, a happy marriage, a beautiful young daughter, and a satisfying career teaching blind students how to adapt to a seeing world. Then Joan's own eyesight begins to fail due to a rare and an incurable condition. Her world becomes shrouded in shadows, where familiar objects, such as an out-of-place chair or a door left ajar, prove perilous. As Joan struggles to adapt to her new reality, she receives another harsh blow: her husband is diagnosed with terminal cancer. How can I do this alone? She wonders. What will happen to my daughter? More Than Meets the Eye is the powerful story of meeting hardships head-on with resilience and a resolute faith that turns sorrow into joy and tragedy into triumph. It is also a story of unexpected romance. In 2003 Joan's remarkable story was the basis of a television movie, More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story, which premiered on the Lifetime network and was distributed internationally by Hallmark.

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Targeting Media

Author: Annemarie Lopez
Publsiher: Blake Education
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2000
Genre: Mass media
ISBN: 9781865095370
Rating: 4.5/5 (953 downloads)

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"The Targeting Media series breaks down each media form into its components and provides sample texts, information on the structure and feature of each text type and structured teaching units. Each text type is given comprehensive coverage with a clear descriptive overview followed by interesting lessons for students in middle high school."--P. [4].

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The Transfiguring Sword

Author: Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-03-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 0817358218
Rating: 4.8/5 (18 downloads)

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Provides a new understanding of the recurrent rhetorical need to employ conservative rhetoric in support of a radical cause The Women’s Social and Political Union, the militant branch of the English women’s suffrage movement, turned to arson, bombing, and widespread property destruction as a strategy to achieve suffrage for women. Because of its comparative rarity, terrorist violence by reform (as opposed to revolutionary) movements is underexplored, as is the discursive rhetoric that accompanies this violence. Largely because of the moral stance that drives such movements, the need to justify violence is greater for the reformist than for the revolutionary terrorist. The burden of rhetorical justification falls even more heavily on women utilizing violence, an option generally perceived as open only to men. The militant suffragettes justified their turn to limited terrorism by arguing that their violence was part of a “just war.” Appropriating the rhetoric of a just war in defense of reformist violence allowed the suffragettes to exercise a traditional rhetorical vision for the sake of radical action. The concept of a just war allowed a spinning out of a fantasy of heroes, of a gallant band fighting against the odds. It challenged the imagination of the public to extend to women a heroic vision usually reserved for men and to accept the new expectations inherent in that vision. By incorporating the concept of a just war into their rhetoric, the WSPU leaders took the most conventional justification that Western tradition provides for the use of violence and adapted it to meet their unique circumstance as women using violence for political reform. This study challenges the common view that the suffragettes’ use of military metaphors, their vilification of the government, and their violent attacks on property were signs of hysteria and self-destruction. Instead, what emerges is a picture of a deliberate, if controversial, strategy of violence supported by a rhetorical defense of unusual power and consistency.

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Let's Put the Future Behind Us

Author: Jack Womack
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1555847609
Rating: 4.7/5 (9 downloads)

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“A remarkable novel” of a post-Communist Russia filled with gangsters and oligarchs, and one man’s shady business deal that could land him in a world of trouble (The Boston Globe). Part speculative fiction, part satire, Let’s Put the Future Behind Us is a romp through 1990s Russia, as the closed society of the Soviet Union morphs into a modern capitalist free-for-all and Max Borodin finds himself, his wife, and his mistress in mortal danger—in “a world of petty bureaucrats, shameless opportunists, and full-blown mafiosi” (Entertainment Weekly). “An absurdist thriller narrated by one Max Borodin, an ex-Communist Party hack who has re-invented himself as a commercial operator with a cynical understanding of how to manipulate the strings of power. Cops are paid off with dollar bills, bureaucrats with phoney documents and racketeers with the consumer opiates of their choice. Max is always up for the main chance, and before long finds himself logged into a drug deal involving psychotic Georgian gangsters, corrupt local entrepreneurs, the investors in a leaky crematorium and a messianic fascist demagogue who wants to build a plastic dome over Russia to secure it against ‘Western sneak attacks.’ At the same time, he has to balance the demands of his irascible wife and voracious mistress while rescuing his gullible brother from the folly of building a ‘Sovietland’ theme park.” —Wired “The grimmest, funniest, and one of the most cannily on-target accounts yet about the helter-skelter fast lane of life in the New Russia.” —The Boston Globe

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The Gratitude Attitude

Author: J. Carl Newell
Publsiher: Tate Publishing
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2007-11
Genre: Christian life
ISBN: 1604621133
Rating: 4.1/5 (33 downloads)

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Do you ever feel that something vital is missing in your life? Are you easily discouraged and bogged down with busyness while longing for a higher quality life? If so, The Gratitude Attitude was written for you! J. Carl Newell identifies the root cause of a problem that results in many people missing out on lifes richest blessings. Henry David Thoreau said, Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. The Gratitude Attitude explores the reason why many of us are so caught up in the busyness of life that we fail to learn how to really live. This entertaining book not only explains the problem, it provides a solution through quotes and verses of well-known authors and a personal journaling section for growth and recollection. Practically written with easy-to-follow pithy points, The Gratitude Attitude is a life-changing catalyst for people of all ages. As J. Carl says, The quality of your life depends on the quality of your relationships . . . and the quality of your relationships depends on your attitude of gratitude!