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Mortal Stakes

Mortal Stakes
  • Author : Robert B. Parker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-11-18
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780307569813
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Summary : Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life. Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with Linda's past...or to find himself trapped between a crazed racketeer and an enforcer toting an M-16. America's favorite pastime has suddenly become a very dangerous sport, and one wrong move means strike three, with Spenser out for good!

For Mortal Stakes

For Mortal Stakes
  • Author : Paul F. Cummins,Anna K. Cummins
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9781883647087
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Summary : For Mortal Stakes is a comprehensive view of education, children, and society, unique in its progressive, idealistic views combined with down-to-earth practical solutions. For Mortal Stakes should become a major position paper in the national debate on educational and societal values. This book will offer a rallying point for those who are looking for a reasoned, thoughtful, and compassionate approach to educating our children for the twenty-first century. It should serve as a wake-up call for all who are concerned about what is happening to children in today's society and schools.

Nikolai Zabolotsky

Nikolai Zabolotsky
  • Author : Darra Goldstein,Willcox and Harriet Adsit Professor of Russian Darra Goldstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :306
  • ISBN : 9780521418966
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Summary : This book, first published in 1994, was the first critical study to appear in English on Nikolai Zabolotsky, one of the great poets of twentieth-century Russia.

Mortal Stakes

Mortal Stakes
  • Author : Robert B. Parker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975-10-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : The Rabbs were a major league success. Marty was the Boston Red Sox star pitcher. Linda loved her husband, her baby, her beautiful home, and the adulation of the fans. She loved everything about her life except the blackmailer who was trying to wreck it. Spenser's job was to find out if Marty was throwing fastballs or throwing games. It didn't take long to find a link between Marty's performance and Linda's past ... or for Spenser to find himself trapped in a rundown between a crazed racketeer with a score to settle and a vicious enforcer toting an M-I6. America's Favorite Pastime had suddenly become a very dangerous sport, and one wrong move meant strike three -- Spenser's out of the game for good.

Mortal Stakes ; Faint Thunder

Mortal Stakes ; Faint Thunder
  • Author : Timothy Murphy,X. J. Kennedy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :95
  • ISBN : 9780982559765
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Summary : Timothy Murphy lives on the Great Plains. He has been a grain and hog farmer and, like Wallace Stevens, an insurance salesman, but the twin joys of his life are poetry and hunting. Murphy's poetry explores faith, family, spirituality, death, farming, friendship, love, and sexuality, yet it is profoundly rooted in place -- the Red River watershed in North Dakota and western Minnesota. He tries to make sense of the wide sweep of the northern plains, to explore how place shapes poetry and how poetry shapes one’s experience of place.

Mortal Stakes

Mortal Stakes
  • Author : Jan E. Dizard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :225
  • ISBN : 9781558493650
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Summary : The author examines the practice of hunting in contemporary America, considering the cultural identity of the hunter and today's cultural conflicts in light of hunting's transition from a practice of necessity to a sport.

Frost

Frost
  • Author : William H. Pritchard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 9780870238383
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Summary : Although it does not attempt to revive the image of Frost as a benign, white-haired sage, this book presents him in a strikingly different light than did Lawrance Thompson's three-volume biography. William H. Pritchard sees Frost whole, demonstrating the complex interaction between the poet's life and work. Based not only on the poetry, but on letters, notebooks, recorded interviews and public appearances as well, Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered treats the most interesting and significant aspects of Frost's life and poetry and attempts to offer an attentive, sensitive portrait of an artist whose critical reputation continues to grow.

Law and Popular Culture

Law and Popular Culture
  • Author : Michael Asimow,Kathryn Brown,David Papke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-12
  • Total pages :425
  • ISBN : 1443861588
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Summary : Commentators have noted the extraordinary impact of popular culture on legal practice, courtroom proceedings, police departments, and government as a whole, and it is no exaggeration to say that most people derive their basic understanding of law from cultural products. Movies, television programs, fiction, children’s literature, online games, and the mass media typically influence attitudes and impressions regarding law and legal institutions more than law and legal institutions themselves. Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives enhances the appreciation of the interaction between popular culture and law by underscoring this interaction’s multinational and international features. Two dozen authors from nine countries invite readers to consider the role of law-related popular culture in a broad range of nations, socio-political contexts, and educational environments. Even more importantly, selected contributors explore the global transmission and reception of law-related cultural products and, in particular, the influence of assorted works and media across national borders and cultural boundaries. The circulation and consumption of law-related popular culture are increasing as channels of mass media become more complex and as globalization runs its uncertain course. Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives adds to the critical understanding of the worldwide interaction of popular culture and law and encourages reflection on the wider implications of this mutual influence across both time and geography.

Five Classic Spenser Mysteries

Five Classic Spenser Mysteries
  • Author : Robert B. Parker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06-17
  • Total pages :1360
  • ISBN : 0345546075
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Summary : “Robert B. Parker has taken his place beside Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald,” The Boston Globe once wrote. But over the course of a legendary literary career, Parker single-handedly reinvented American detective fiction for the modern world with his irreverent, idealistic protagonist, Spenser. This exclusive eBook bundle brings together five of the best early Spenser mysteries, including the first three in the series: THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT (Book 1) GOD SAVE THE CHILD (Book 2) MORTAL STAKES (Book 3) EARLY AUTUMN (Book 7) A CATSKILL EAGLE (Book 12) From a murdered student at an elite university to a star Red Sox pitcher accused of throwing games, from the affluent Massachusetts suburbs to the backstreets of Boston and the backwoods of Maine, these immersive novels are grounded in place, peopled by a diverse cast of characters, and bursting with Spenser’s signature humor and attitude. Praise for Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels “Crackling dialogue, plenty of action and expert writing . . . Unexpectedly literate—[Spenser is] in many respects the very exemplar of the species.”—The New York Times “They just don’t make private eyes tougher or funnier.”—People “Parker has a recorder’s ear for dialogue, an agile wit . . . and, strangely enough, a soupçon of compassion hidden under that sardonic, flip exterior.”—Los Angeles Times “A deft storyteller, a master of pace.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a coffin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero.”—The Chicago Sun-Times “[Spenser is] tough, intelligent, wisecracking, principled, and brave.”—The New Yorker

Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi

Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi
  • Author : Christopher J. Olsen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-11-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0195160975
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Summary : This groundbreaking study of the politics of secession combines traditional political history with current work in anthropology and gender and ritual studies. Christopher J. Olsen has drawn on local election returns, rural newspapers, manuscripts, and numerous county records to sketch a new picture of the intricate and colorful world of local politics. In particular, he demonstrates how the move toward secession in Mississippi was deeply influenced by the demands of masculinity within the state's antiparty political culture. Face-to-face relationships and personal reputations, organized around neighborhood networks of friends and extended kin, were at the heart of antebellum Mississippi politics. The intimate, public nature of this tradition allowed voters to assess each candidate's individual status and fitness for public leadership. Key virtues were independence and physical courage, as well as reliability and loyalty to the community, and the political culture offered numerous chances to demonstrate all of these (sometimes contradictory) qualities. Like dueling and other male rituals, voting and running for office helped set the boundaries of class and power. They also helped mediate the conflicts between nineteenth-century American egalitarianism, democracy, and geographic mobility, and the South's exaggerated patriarchal hierarchy, sustained by honor and slavery. The political system, however, functioned effectively only as long as it remained a personal exercise between individuals, divorced from the anonymity of institutional parties. This antiparty tradition eliminated the distinction between men as individuals and as public representatives, which caused them to assess and interpret all political events and rhetoric in a personal manner. The election of 1860 and success of the Republicans' antisouthern, free soil program, therefore, presented an "insulting" challenge to personal, family, and community honor. As Olsen shows in detail, the sectional controversy engaged men where they measured themselves, in public, with and against their peers, and linked their understanding of masculinity with formal politics, through which the voters actually brought about secession. Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi provides a rich new perspective on the events leading up to the Civil War and will prove an invaluable tool for understanding the central crisis in American politics.

Rejoining the Common Reader

Rejoining the Common Reader
  • Author : Clara Claiborne Park
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :231
  • ISBN : 9780810109919
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Summary : Rejoining the Common Reader is suffused with the impulse that motivates Clara Claiborne Park's distinguished writing and teaching: the desire to related literature to the experience of its readers. This humane, balanced, and entertaining book will appeal to anyone who longs to recapture the pleasure of reading for personal enrichment and to teachers of literature who have grown to resent the intrusiveness of theory and theorizing and wish to reexamine what they are doing to, for, and with their students.

Democratizing Inequalities

Democratizing Inequalities
  • Author : Caroline W. Lee,Michael McQuarrie,Edward T. Walker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-30
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1479880604
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Summary : Opportunities to “have your say,” “get involved,” and “join the conversation” are everywhere in public life. From crowdsourcing and town hall meetings to government experiments with social media, participatory politics increasingly seem like a revolutionary antidote to the decline of civic engagement and the thinning of the contemporary public sphere. Many argue that, with new technologies, flexible organizational cultures, and a supportive policymaking context, we now hold the keys to large-scale democratic revitalization. Democratizing Inequalities shows that the equation may not be so simple. Modern societies face a variety of structural problems that limit potentials for true democratization, as well as vast inequalities in political action and voice that are not easily resolved by participatory solutions. Popular participation may even reinforce elite power in unexpected ways. Resisting an oversimplified account of participation as empowerment, this collection of essays brings together a diverse range of leading scholars to reveal surprising insights into how dilemmas of the new public participation play out in politics and organizations. Through investigations including fights over the authenticity of business-sponsored public participation, the surge of the Tea Party, the role of corporations in electoral campaigns, and participatory budgeting practices in Brazil, Democratizing Inequalities seeks to refresh our understanding of public participation and trace the reshaping of authority in today’s political environment.

Unstable Frontiers

Unstable Frontiers
  • Author : John Nguyet Erni
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994-01-01
  • Total pages :166
  • ISBN : 9780816623808
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Summary : Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution partners.

Mortal Fear

Mortal Fear
  • Author : Greg Iles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-02-01
  • Total pages :720
  • ISBN : 9781101209066
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Summary : A man with a secret life risks everything to clear his name in this “ingenious suspense thriller”(The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling author of the Penn Cage series. By day, Harper Cole trades commodities from his isolated home in the Mississippi Delta. By night he leads quite a different life, serving as a systems operator for an exclusive, annonymous erotic online service that caters to the rich and famous. But now a stranger has penetrated the network's state-of-the-art security, brutally murdering six celebrated female clients. Falsely accused of these horrible crimes, Harper realizes there's only one way to lure the elusive madman offline and into the open. But as he enacts his daring plan, Harper will put everything and everyone he holds dear directly in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer...

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise
  • Author : Robert B. Parker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-11-05
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1101546379
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Summary : “[Parker's found] the pitch-perfect voice for a guy who is straining every muscle to cut down on the booze, hang on to his new job as police chief, and not get rattled by the body of a teenage girl”(The New York Times) in this bestselling mystery in the Jesse Stone series. Robert B. Parker takes readers back in Paradise, where Detective Jesse Stone is looking for two things: the killer of a teenage girl—and someone, anyone, who is willing to claim the body... The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned: she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two. Filled with magnetic characters and the muscular writing that are Parker's trademarks, Death in Paradise is a storytelling masterpiece.

The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers

The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers
  • Author : Mark T. Conard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-12-12
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0813138698
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Summary : Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence, the Coen brothers have crafted a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres yet maintains a distinctly postmodern feel. Since arriving on the film scene, the Coens have amassed an impressive body of work that has garnered them critical acclaim and a devoted cult following. From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men, the Coens have left an unmistakable imprint on Hollywood. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers investigates philosophical themes in the works of these master filmmakers and also uses their movies as vehicles to explore fundamental concepts of philosophy. The contributing authors discuss concepts such as justice, the problem of interpretation, existential role-playing, the philosophy of comedy, the uncertainty principle, and the coldness of modernity. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers is not just for die-hard Lebowski Fest attendees, but for anyone who enjoys big ideas on the big screen.

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise
  • Author : Robert B. Parker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-10-01
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1101546328
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Summary : Jesse Stone returns in this New York Times bestselling novel of death and deception from Robert B. Parker. Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees the Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade it, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his scheme, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons—all experts in their fields—including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man, a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he’s begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he’s still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin’s attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it’s up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.

The Russian Memoir

The Russian Memoir
  • Author : Beth Holmgren
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :221
  • ISBN : 0810119307
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Summary : The essays in this volume seek to appreciate the literary construction of the memoir, with its dual agendas of individualized expression and reliable reportage, and explore its functions as interpretive history, social modelling, and political expression in Russian culture. The memoirs under scrutiny range widely, including those of the private person (Princess Natalia Dolgorukaia), sophisticated high culture writers (Nikolai Zabolotskii, Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Brodsky), cultural critics and facilitators (Lidiia Ginzburg, Avdot'ia Panaeva), political dissidents (Evgeniia Ginzburg, Elena Bonner), and popular artists (filmmaker Elidar Riazanov). It examines each memoir for its aesthetic and rhetorical features as well as its cultural circumstances. In mapping the memoir's social and historical significance, the essays consider a wide range of influences and issues, including the specific impact of the author's class, gender, ideology, and life experience on his/her witnessing of Russian culture and society.

The Founders of Child Neurology

The Founders of Child Neurology
  • Author : Stephen Ashwal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :935
  • ISBN : 9780930405267
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Kalifax

Kalifax
  • Author : Duncan Thornton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 9781550501520
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Summary : Tom and the crew of the Volantix set out to find the Northwest Passage, going past the Peak of the North, hoping that Grandfather Frost and the legend of Kalifax will see them through.

Hard-boiled Heretic

Hard-boiled Heretic
  • Author : Mary Stanley Weinkauf
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0893702722
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Summary : A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.