Fiction

Those Boys Are Trouble

Author: Willow Winters

Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 795

View: 844

From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a HOT mafia collection to sink your teeth into. Five sexy, contemporary romance books. One binge worthy collection. The best selling Valetti series is available all together in Those Boys Are Trouble for a LIMITED time! All five of the full-length, stand-alone romances are wrapped up in one steamy book. Featuring filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boys, Happily Ever Afters and no cliffhangers. Dive into the mafia series readers can't get enough of! A taste of the first book in this collection: I’m not always proud of the man I am, but when you grow up in a crime family, there aren’t a lot of options. I do what I have to do, and more than often, I crave it. Everything about her was tempting. Her beautiful eyes that pierced into me, her body that was made for sin. She came to pay off a debt, but I wanted more. She’s a good girl who never should have walked through that door. I never should have touched her, but now that I have, I can’t stop. I’ll push her boundaries, she’ll cave to temptation. We’ll both forget about the danger. And that’s a mistake I can’t afford… Topics include: Valetti book series, mafia romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, best romance collections, top 100 romance collections, love, new adult, college, alpha male, romantic suspense
Fiction

Shaker Days

Author: Don Terbush

Publisher: Author House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 165

Some people call it "earthquake weather," but during the Great Depression in a suburb just outside of Los Angeles, Joe Hodge knew them as "shaker days." In Joe’s world, such a day foreshadowed more than earthquakes; it meant personal catastrophe was also on the way-after all, Joe’s mother had died on a shaker day. It’s the summer of 1933, and further tragedy, a trio of bullies, first love, and a revealed family secret are about to rock Joe’s world even more. Prepare to be transported to a time when life was hard, Hollywood was glamorous, and a boy discovered the truth. Shaker Days is a riveting tale that will warm your heart long after you’ve reached the end.
Social Science

Foucault, Health and Medicine

Author: Robin Bunton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 941

The reception of Michel Foucault's work in the social sciences and humanities has been phenomenal. Foucault's concepts and methodology have encouraged new approaches to old problems and opened up new lines of enquiry. This book assesses the contribution of Foucault's work to research and thinking in the area of health and medicine, and shows how key researchers in the sociology of health and illness are currently engaging with his ideas. Foucault, Health and Medicine explores such important issues as: Foucault's concept of 'discourse', the critique of the 'medicalization' thesis, the analysis of the body and the self, Foucault's concept of 'bio-power' in the analysis of health education, the implications of Foucault's ideas for feminist research on embodiment and gendered subjectivities, the application of Foucault's notion of governmentality to the analysis of health policy, health promotion, and the consumption of health. Foucault, Health and Medicine offers a `state of the art' overview of Foucaldian scholarship in the area of health and medicine. It will provide a key reference for both students and researchers working in the areas of medical sociology, health policy, health promotion and feminist studies.
Education

School Trouble

Author: Deborah Youdell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 734

What is the trouble with schools and why should we want to make ‘school trouble’? Schooling is implicated in the making of educational and social exclusions and inequalities as well as the making of particular sorts of students and teachers. For this reason schools are important sites of counter- or radical- politics. In this book, Deborah Youdell brings together theories of counter-politics and radical traditions in education to make sense of the politics of daily life inside schools and explores a range of resources for thinking about and enacting political practices that make ‘school trouble’. The book offers a solid introduction to the much-debated issues of ‘intersectionality’ and the limits of identity politics and the relationship between schooling and the wider policy and political context. It pieces together a series of tools and tactics that might destabilize educational inequalities by unsettling the knowledges, meanings, practices, subjectivities and feelings that are normalized and privileged in the ‘business as usual’ of school life. Engaging with curriculum materials, teachers’ lesson plans and accounts of their pedagogy, and ethnographic observations of school practices, the book investigates a range of empirical examples of critical action in school, from overt political action pursued by educators to day-to-day pedagogic encounters between teachers and students. The book draws on the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Chantel Mouffe, and Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari to make sense of these practices and identify the political possibilities for educators who refuse to accept the everyday injustices and wide-reaching social inequalities that face us. School Trouble appears at a moment of political and economic flux and uncertainty, and when the policy moves that have promoted markets and private sector involvement in education around the globe have been subject to intense scrutiny and critique. Against this backdrop, renewed attention is being paid to the questions of how politics might be rejuvenated, how societies might be made fair, and what role education might have in pursing this. This book makes an important intervention into this terrain. By exploring a politics of discourse, an anti-identity politics, a politics of feeling, and a politics of becoming, it shows how the education assemblage can be unsettled and education can be re-imagined. The book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of education, sociology, cultural studies, and social and political science as well as to critical educators looking for new tools for thinking about their practice.
Fiction

SHADOW OF TURNING

Author: Clayton Carpenter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 966

When opportunists with criminal purposes worm their way into the power structure of a large school system, compromise law enforcement, and gain access to all that tax money, “education” takes on a whole new meaning. As events escalate, ugly acts of violence, disguised as accidents, are inflicted upon those who “get in the way.” When Ben Kelly, a man on shaky emotional underpinnings, raises questions, he finds himself a target by people who will stop at nothing to carry out their felonious schemes. His unique path through hard circumstances down a perilous road of action provides the drive for what happens to him and those around him. In The Annunaki Woman, Rena, station chief of an interstellar craft, carries out her orders to attempt capture of a human with unusual DNA components. All hell breaks loose. She is stunned when her subject, Ben Kelly, and two companions react with deadly force and annihilate her team. More deadly events transpire and Rena is forced into tough decisions which throw her into conflict with her own people. Her problems are complicated by manifestations of Earth’s development of The Singularity, the intrusion of ancient races, and entities guarding old secrets emerging to engage her. Rena and Kelly are thrown together to survive. The action roars out of New Orleans into Arkansas and to other places farther north and then on to other very different places very far away.
Fiction

Harlequin Love Inspired March 2018 - Box Set 2 of 2

Author: Mary Davis

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 256

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. COURTING HER AMISH HEART Prodigal Daughters by Mary Davis Single doctor Kathleen Yoder returns to her Amish community knowing acceptance of her profession won’t come easy—but at least she has the charming Noah Lambright on her side. Even as Kathleen comes to depend on Noah’s support, she knows an Amish husband would never accept a doctor wife. Could Noah be the exception? HER ALASKAN COWBOY Alaskan Grooms by Belle Calhoune Honor Prescott is shocked former sweetheart Joshua Ransom is back in Love, Alaska—and that he’s selling his grandfather’s ranch to a developer! As a wildlife conservationist, Honor is determined to stop that sale. But when the secret behind Joshua’s departure is revealed, can she prevent herself from falling for the Alaskan cowboy once again? THEIR SECRET BABY BOND Family Blessings by Stephanie Dees Mom-to-be Wynn Sheehan left her dream job in Washington, DC, after her heart was broken. When she becomes the caregiver for Latham Grant’s grandfather, she’s drawn once again to her long-ago boyfriend. But with her life now in shambles, is her happily-ever-after out of reach for good? Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Biography & Autobiography

Run, Toby, Run

Author: Jimmie Allen

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 357

In the middle to late 1950s, I lived in the Brewster Projects that were infested with gang activities. In order to survive being beat up, you were encouraged to participate or be a part of a gang. There were two things I was good at; fighting was one, and running was the other. Both got me out of some tough situations. The Brewster Project recreation center was right in the area of the Brewster's twelve-story apartment buildings populated by a gang called the Russians. I spent a lot of time at the center, which was a short distance from my house. I learned to swim there, took boxing there, even learned to ice skate there. The Russians was to many to fight; running was my best option until I joined the baby Russians. The school I attended was in the area of the gang called the Angels. I eventually found myself being a part of both gangs. Running and ducking allowed me to escape being found out until my family moved out of the area. Running kept me out of more trouble than fighting. The story is based on my ability to avoid potential deadly situations.
Fiction

A New Life Ahead: Four Historical Romances

Author: Doreen Milstead

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 942

The Circus Performer & Her Racial Divide - A woman has known only the circus sideshow her whole life, because her parents sold her to the owners when she was three years old. Half her face is white and half black. The Cowboy’s Tiny Treasure - A Little Person who is an acrobat in a circus decides she wants a family and children more than anything else, so she corresponds with a cowboy out west who has children. Tracking Down The Black Sheep Before It’s Too Late - To escape an evil man after her father dies, an English woman journeys to America after corresponding with and then agreeing to marry a cowboy from Texas. Three Brides For Three Cowboy Brothers - Three mail order brides show up on the same day for three brothers. No one gets along and mostly, all dislike each other.

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

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Fiction

Slayer Cake: A Cozy Mystery

Author: Laney Monday

Publisher: Cozy Clue Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 806

Brenna and Blythe Battle need to find another dead body like a mermaid needs an umbrella, but the body of wedding cake baker Nikolas Roberson turns up just to remind them that their new life in picturesque Bonney Bay is no cakewalk. Since moving to Bonney Bay several months ago with her recently divorced sister, Brenna Battle, a former judo Olympian, has managed to start a judo school for kids and survive run-ins with four different murderers. While she’s won over the Bonney Bay police—especially the dark-eyed, dimpled Officer Will Riggins—Brenna’s entanglement with yet another murder has her in hot water with detectives from the neighboring town that has jurisdiction over Roberson’s murder. Chased by a yappy little dog, dodging a jilted bride, nearly undone by chocolate ganache, and forced to subsist on stale marshmallows in the Sasquatch-infested wilderness, Brenna and her sister Blythe must cut through the sticky layers surrounding the mysterious death of the area’s most popular wedding cake baker before it’s too late.Slayer Cake is the fifth book in the clean, humorous cozy mystery series featuring Brenna Battle. Each of the Brenna Battle mysteries is a complete story with no cliff-hanger endings.
Biography & Autobiography

Architect of Victory

Author: Walter Reid

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 503

A thoughtful reassessment' - Stand To! 'Sharp and clear...swift and surefooted' - The Scotsman 'A careful biographer' - Times Literary Supplement 'Those new to the Haig debate will receive a good introduction. Those already familiar with the subject matter will enjoy Reid's writing style and reflective moments' - The British Army Review 'An outstanding success. The argument is beautifully presented and written in very clear English. This is a substantial work which follows the rules of classical biography' - Politique étrangère Douglas Haig's popular image as an unimaginative butcher is unenviable and unmerited. In fact, he masterminded a British-led victory over a continental opponent on a scale that has never been matched before or since. Contrary to myth, Haig was not a cavalry-obsessed, blinkered conservative, as satirised in Oh! What a Lovely War and Blackadder Goes Forth. Fascinated by technology, he pressed for the use of tanks, enthusiastically embraced air power, and encouraged the use of new techniques involving artillery and machine-guns. Above all, he presided over a change in infantry tactics from almost total reliance on the rifle towards all-arms, multi-weapons techniques that formed the basis of British army tactics until the 1970s. Prior re-evaluations of Haig's achievements have largely been limited to monographs and specialist writings. Walter Reid has written the first biography of Haig that takes into account modern military scholarship, giving a more rounded picture of the private man than has previously been available. What emerges is a picture of a comprehensible human being, not necessarily particularly likeable, but honourably ambitious, able and intelligent, and the man more than any other responsible for delivering victory in 1918.
Fiction

Charley Sunday's Texas Outfit

Author: Stephen Lodge

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 243

Action packed and authentic, Charley Sunday's Texas Outfit is a vivid portrait of the men whose true grit left its mark on the American West. Charley Sunday. Bloody Sunday. In the lawless frontier town of Brownsville, Texas, a boy and his parents ride a carriage down a crowded street—when a kill crazy band of kidnappers strike suddenly. Now, to rescue his family, veteran rancher Charley Sunday cobbles together a ragtag posse that starts with an outlaw and an Indian—and picks up recruits, weapons, and a lot of trouble all the way down into Mexico. Because his grandson has escaped, Charley and his loyal band of misfits know who they are hunting for—but they don't know why the family was targeted, or what living nightmare lies ahead: from Indian raiders to Mexican bandits and nature's own fury. By the time Charley finds his family in the most brutally lawless part of Mexico there will only be one way out: through a hail fire of bullets and a mad, galloping bloody battle for survival.
Drama

The Truth About Lies

Author: Travis D. Boothe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 206

View: 560

Love and Darvin have been friends long before either boy could walk. Living together in the slums of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, the two boys have shared everything for as long as they could remember, including the secret of their budding romance. However, the secrets that the adults in their respectful families may be hiding from them may be enough to break the boys’ bond forever. In this emotional tale of sex, betrayal, and deception, one twist of events after the other threatens to tear the teens apart, but they continually fight to be together, even through resentment of one another’s social rank, physical violence, and the loss of loved ones along their journey to paradise.