Cassie Klyne, nineteen years old, lives in the United States in the year 2015—but it's not our United States, and it's not our 2015.
Cassie's world has been at peace since the Great Armistice of 1918. There was no World War II, no Great Depression. Poverty is declining, prosperity is increasing everywhere; social instability is rare. But Cassie knows the world isn't what it seems. Her parents were part of a group who gradually discovered the awful truth: that for decades—back to the dawn of radio communications—human progress has been interfered with, made more peaceful and benign, by an extraterrestrial entity. That by interfering with our communications, this entity has tweaked history in massive and subtle ways. That humanity is, for purposes unknown, being farmed.
Cassie's parents were killed for this knowledge, along with most of the other members of their group. Since then, the survivors have scattered and gone into hiding. Cassie and her younger brother Thomas now live with her aunt Nerissa, who shares these dangerous secrets. Others live nearby. For eight years they have attempted to lead unexceptional lives in order to escape detection. The tactic has worked.
Until now. Because the killers are back. And they're not human.
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Subjects include natural history, slave health, medicine in the Civil War, public health, eugenics, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, and the rise of research institutions and hospitals, to name but a few. With 38 thematic essays, 44 topical entries, and a comprehensive overview essay, this volume offers an authoritative reference to science and medicine in the American South.
His journey back to the early 1960s seems to offer him the chance to start over in a simpler, safer world. But he finds that the tunnel holds a danger far greater than anything he left behind: a human killing machine escaped from a bleak and brutal future, who will do anything to protect the secret passage that he thought was his alone. To preserve his worlds, past and present, Tom Winter must face the terrors of an unknown world to come.
From Robert Charles Wilson, the Hugo Award-winning author of Spin, A Bridge of Years is a classic science fiction story of time-travel and human transformation.
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“The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your family….The best single word description would be brilliant.”
—Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto
“It’s The Royal Tenenbaums meets Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I’d call The Family Fang a guilty pleasure, but it’s too damn smart….A total blast.”
—Hannah Pittard, author of The Fates Will Find Their Way
Owen King (We’re All in This Together) calls author Kevin Wilson, “the unholy child of George Saunders and Carson McCullers.” With his novel, The Family Fang, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth comes through in a BIG way, with a funny, poignant, laugh-and-cry-out-loud (sometimes at the same time) novel about the art of surviving a masterpiece of dysfunction. Meet The Family Fang, an unforgettable collection of demanding, brilliant, and absolutely endearing oddballs whose lives are risky and mischievous performance art. If the writing of Gary Shteyngart, Miranda July, Scarlett Thomas, and Charles Yu excites you, you’ll certainly want to invite this Family into your home.
From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.
Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.
It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.
Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
Know the best approaches to people-centered fundraising. Understand the role of executive director, fundraisers, program managers, and volunteers in the win-win framework, the importance of listening, the case for a donor-centered approach, and the direct ways these concepts can be applied in a variety of fundraising settings. Includes numerous real-world examples taken from the author's own experience as chief philanthropy officer in nonprofits and as a leader in a well-known national nonprofit consulting company.
Thomas D. Wilson is the vice president and western regional manager for Campbell & Company. His career in fundraising spans more than 25 years and includes building successful campaigns from inception, reinvigorating stalled initiatives, and board/staff training.
Charles Reagan Wilson's overview essay examines the evolution of southern history and the way our understanding of southern culture has unfolded over time and in response to a variety of events and social forces--not just as the opposite of the North but also in the larger context of the Atlantic World. Longer thematic essays cover major eras and events, such as early settlement, slave culture, Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the rise of the New South. Brief topical entries cover individuals--including figures from the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and twentieth-century politics--and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Citizens' Councils, among others. Together, these essays offer a sweeping reference to the rich history of the region.
The 95 entries here represent a substantial revision and expansion of the material on historical memory and manners in the original edition. They address such matters as myths and memories surrounding the Old South and the Civil War; stereotypes and traditions related to the body, sexuality, gender, and family (such as debutante balls and beauty pageants); institutions and places associated with historical memory (such as cemeteries, monuments, and museums); and specific subjects and objects of myths, including the Confederate flag and Graceland. Together, they offer a compelling portrait of the "southern way of life" as it has been imagined, lived, and contested.
A management professor and a religion professor team up to provide a fresh, penetrating look at the obstacles that prevent people from achieving their full potential at work. As Watson and Idinopulos demonstrate, inner demons like a lack of integrity, mindless conformity, passivity, mediocrity, or greed conspire to keep people from doing their best. But people can avoid becoming their own worst enemies by using their uniquely human capacities to their fullest: to be more responsible, more insightful, more creative, more self-disciplined, more honest, and more concerned about others. Using these strengths, the authors show, makes it easier to resolve ethical dilemmas, attain peak performance without burning out, maintain a positive outlook, and, ultimately, succeed in achieving treasured personal and professional goals.
The world of work is filled with treacherous shoals that constantly test the integrity, fortitude, and tolerance of employees. The stresses can be incapacitating. Faced with competing agendas, high expectations, sclerotic bureaucracies, and scarce resources, many people fall prey to demons that sap their energy or, worse, encourage them to act against their own interests by being dishonest or cutting corners. Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? shows readers how to take responsibility for their actions and their happiness. It discusses the on-going pressures, temptations, and traps in the workplace and how ordinary people can manage them constructively to remain effective and true to their ideals. Specifically, it shows how learning the following behaviors and attitudes can help people become more productive, more valuable, and more fully satisfied: -Develop the capacity to make things happen. -Make the most of who you are. -Sharpen thinking skills. -Be the kind of person others want to be around. -Break the chains of mindless routine. -Become an effective learner and continue learning. -Master the art of self-discipline. -Act with integrity. -Be of service to others. Using dozens of engaging stories from people in all types of organizations, the authors show how to overcome self-defeating behavior. The result for readers is a blueprint for success, reduced stress, better work/life balance, and fulfillment.
New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian Best Books of 2016
Thomas De Quincey was an obsessive. He was obsessed with Wordsworth and Coleridge, whose Lyrical Ballads provided the script to his life, and by the idea of sudden death. Running away from school to pursue the two poets, De Quincey insinuated himself into their world. Basing his sensibility on Wordsworth’s and his character on Coleridge’s, he forged a triangle of unusual psychological complexity.
Aged twenty-four, De Quincey replaced Wordsworth as the tenant of Dove Cottage, the poet’s former residence in Grasmere. In this idyllic spot he followed the reports of the notorious Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811, when two families, including a baby, were butchered in their own homes. In his opium-soaked imagination the murderer became a poet while the poet became a murderer. Embedded in On Murder as One of the Fine Arts, De Quincey’s brilliant series of essays, Frances Wilson finds the startling story of his relationships with Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Opium was the making of De Quincey, allowing him to dissolve self-conflict, eliminate self-recrimination, and divest himself of guilt. Opium also allowed him to write, and under the pseudonym “The Opium-Eater” De Quincey emerged as the strangest and most original journalist of his age. His influence has been considerable. Poe became his double; Dostoevsky went into exile with Confessions of an English Opium-Eater in his pocket; and Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Alfred Hitchcock, and Vladimir Nabokov were all De Quincey devotees.
There have been other biographies of Thomas De Quincey, but Guilty Thing is the first to be animated by the spirit of De Quincey himself. Following the growth of his obsessions from seed to full flowering and tracing the ways they intertwined, Frances Wilson finds the master key to De Quincey’s vast Piranesian mind. Unraveling a tale of hero worship and revenge, Guilty Thing brings the last of the Romantics roaring back to life and firmly establishes Wilson as one of our foremost contemporary biographers.
The Value Management Handbook is a comprehensive, practical reference written specifically for bank and insurance valuation and value management. Spelling out how the finance and risk functions add value in their respective spheres, this book presents a framework for measuring – and more importantly, influencing – the value of the firm from the position of the CFO and CRO. Case studies illustrating value-enhancing initiatives are designed to help Heads of Strategy offer CEOs concrete ideas toward creating more value, and discussion of "hard" and "soft" skills put CFOs and CROs in a position to better influence strategy and operations. The challenge of financial services valuation is addressed in terms of the roles of risk and capital, and business-specific "value trees" demonstrate the source of successful value enhancement initiatives.
While most value management resources fail to adequately address the unique role of risk and capital in banks, insurance, and asset management, this book fills the gap by providing concrete, business-specific information that connects management actions and value creation, helping readers to:Measure value accurately for more productive value-based management initiatives and evaluation of growth opportunities Apply a quantitative, risk-adjusted value management framework reconciled with the way financial services shares are valued by the market Develop a value set specific to the industry to inspire initiatives that increase the firm's value Study the quantitative and qualitative management frameworks that move CFOs and CROs from measurement to management
The roles of CFO and CRO in financial firms have changed dramatically over the past decade, requiring business savvy and the ability to challenge the CEO. The Value Management Handbook provides the expert guidance that leads CFOs and CROs toward better information, better insight, and better decisions.
In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.
Reader in Comedy is arranged in five sections, each featuring an introduction providing concise and informed historical and theoretical frameworks for the texts from the period:
* Antiquity and the Middle Ages
* The Renaissance
* Restoration to Romanticism
* The Industrial Age
* The Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries
Among the many authors included are: Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Donatus, Dante Alighieri, Erasmus, Trissino, Sir Thomas Elyot, Thomas Wilson, Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Battista Guarini, Molière, William Congreve, John Dryden, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Jean Paul Richter, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, Søren Kierkegaard, Charles Baudelaire, Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain, Henri Bergson, Constance Rourke, Northrop Frye, Jacques Derrida, Mikhail Bakhtin, Georges Bataille, Simon Critchley and Michael North.
As the selection demonstrates, from Plato and Aristotle to Henri Bergson and Sigmund Freud, comedy has attracted the attention of serious thinkers. Bringing together diverse theories of comedy from across the ages, the Reader reveals that, far from being peripheral, comedy speaks to the most pragmatic aspects of human life.
Contents: Europe – Burke and Hare, Jack the Ripper, Henri Landru, Fritz Haarmann, Marcel Petiot, Peter Kürten, Peter Manuel, Joachim Kroll, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Fred and Rosemary West, Harold Shipman. North America – H.H.Holmes, Albert Fish, The Lonely Hearts Killers,The Boston Strangler, Charles Manson, Ed Kemper, Ted Bundy, Son of Sam, The Hillside Stranglers, Clifford Olson, Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole, Tommy Lynn Sells, Cary Stayner. South America – Pedro Alonso López, Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos, Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo, Juana Barraza. Australia – Eric Edgar Cooke, William the Mutilator Macdonald, Paul Charles Denyer, Ivan Milat, The Snowtown Murderers, John Wayne Glover, Peter Dupas, Catherine and David Birnie.
Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Prague Castle, stroll across the Charles Bridge, and sample the best beer in the world, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Prague & the Czech Republic and begin your journey now!
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The Lives of JOHN TRIPPUCK, the Golden Tinman, a Highwayman; RICHARD CANE, a Footpad; THOMAS CHARNOCK, a thief; and RICHARD SHEPHERD, a Housebreaker, who were all executed at Tyburn, the 29th of January, 1719-20
The Life of WILLIAM BARTON, a Highwayman
ROBERT PERKINS, Thief
BARBARA SPENCER, Coiner, etc.
WALTER KENNEDY, a Pirate
The Life of MATTHEW CLARK, a Footpad and Murderer
The Life of JOHN WINSHIP, Highwayman and Footpad
The Life of JOHN WIGLEY, a Highwayman
The Life of WILLIAM CASEY, a Robber
The Life of JOHN DYKES, a Thief and Highwayman
The Life of RICHARD JAMES, a Highwayman
The Life of JAMES WRIGHT, a Highwayman
The Life of NATHANIEL HAWES, a Thief and a Robber
The Life of JOHN JONES, a Pickpocket
The Life of JOHN SMITH, a Murderer
The Life of WILLIAM COLTHOUSE, a Thief and Highwayman
The Life of WILLIAM BURRIDGE, a Highwayman
The Life of JOHN THOMSON, a thief, Highwayman, etc.
The Life of THOMAS REEVES, a Notorious Highwayman and Footpad
The Life of RICHARD WHITTINGHAM, a Footpad and Street robber
The Life of JAMES BOOTY, a Ravisher
The Life of NATHANIEL JACKSON, a Highwayman
The Life of John MOLONY, a Highwayman and Street Robber
The Life of THOMAS WILSON, a Notorious Footpad
The Lives of ROBERT WILKINSON and JAMES LINCOLN, Murderers and Footpads
The Life of MATTHIAS BRINSDEN, a Murderer
The Life of EDMUND NEAL, a Footpad
The Life of CHARLES WEAVER, a Murderer
The Life of JOHN LEVEE, a Highwayman, Footpad, etc.
The Lives of RICHARD OAKEY and MATTHEW FLOOD, Street-Robbers and Footpads
The Life of WILLIAM BURK, a Footpad and Highwayman
The Life of LUKE NUNNEY, a murderer
The Life of RICHARD TRANTHAM, a Housebreaker
The Lives of JOHN TYRRELL, a Horse-dealer, and WILLIAM HAWKSWORTH, a Murderer
The Life of WILLIAM DUCE, a Notorious Highwayman and Footpad
The Life of JAMES BUTLER, a Most notorious Highwayman, Footpad, etc.
The Life of CAPTAIN JOHN MASSEY, who died for Piracy
The Life of PHILIP ROCHE, a Pirate, etc.
The Life of HUMPHRY ANGIER, a Highwayman and Footpad
The Life of CAPTAIN STANLEY, a Murderer
The Life of STEPHEN GARDINER, a Highwayman and Housebreaker
The Lives of SAMUEL OGDEN, JOHN PUGH, WILLIAM FROST, RICHARD WOODMAN, and WILLIAM ELISHA, Highwaymen, Footpads, Housebreakers, etc.
The Life of THOMAS BURDEN, a Robber
The Life of FREDERICK SCHMIDT, Alterer of Bank-Notes
The Life of PETER CURTIS, a Housebreaker, etc.
The Life of LUMLEY DAVIS, a Highwayman
The Life of JAMES HARMAN, Highwayman
The Life of JULIAN, a Black Boy and Incendiary
The Life of ABRAHAM DEVAL, a Lottery Ticket Forger
The Life of the Famous JOHN SHEPHERD, Footpad, Housebreaker and Prison-breaker
The Life of LEWIS HOUSSART, the French Barber, a Murderer
The Life of CHARLES TOWERS, a Minter in Wapping
The Life of THOMAS ANDERSON, a Scotch Thief
The Life of JOSEPH PICKEN, a Highwayman
The Life of THOMAS PACKER, a Highwayman
The Life of THOMAS BRADLEY, a Street-Robber
The Life of WILLIAM LIPSAT, a Thief
The Life of JOHN HEWLET, a Murderer
The Lives of JAMES CAMMEL and WILLIAM MARSHAL, Thieves and Footpads
The Life of JOHN GUY, a Deer-stealer
The Life of VINCENT DAVIS, a Murderer
The Life of MARY HANSON, a Murderer
The Life of BRYAN SMITH, a Threatening Letter Writer
The Life of JOSEPH WARD, a Footpad
The Life of JAMES WHITE, a Thief
The Life of JOSEPH MIDDLETON, Housebreaker and Thief
The Life of JOHN PRICE, a Housebreaker
LIVES OF THE CRIMINALS
The Life of WILLIAM SPERRY, Footpad and Highwayman
The Life of ROBERT HARPHAM, a Coiner
The Life of the famous JONATHAN WILD, Thief-Taker
The Life of JOHN LITTLE, a Housebreaker and Thief
The Life of JOHN PRICE, a Housebreaker and Thief
The Life of FOSTER SNOW, a Murderer
The Life of JAMES LITTLE, a Footpad and Highwayman
The Life of JOHN HAMP, Footpad and Highwayman
The Lives of JOHN AUSTIN, a Footpad, JOHN FOSTER, a Housebreaker, and RICHARD SCURRIER, a Shoplifter
The Life of FRANCIS BAILEY, a notorious Highwayman
The Life of JOHN BARTON, a Robber, Highwayman and Housebreaker
The Life of WILLIAM SWIFT, a Thief, etc.
The Life of JOHN GILLINGHAM, an Highwayman and Footpad, etc.
The Life of JOHN COTTERELL, a Thief, etc.
The Life of CATHERINE HAYES, a bloody and inhuman Murderess, etc.
The Life of THOMAS BILLINGS, a Murderer.
Life of THOMAS WOOD, a Murderer
The Life of CAPTAIN JAEN, a Murderer
The Life of WILLIAM BOURN, a Notorious Thief
The Life of JOHN MURREL, a Horse-Stealer
The Life of WILLIAM HOLLIS, a Thief and an Housebreaker
The Life of THOMAS SMITH, a Highwayman
The Life of EDWARD REYNOLDS, a Thief, etc.
The Life of MARY STANDFORD, a Pickpocket and Thief
The Life of JOHN CARTWRIGHT, a Thief
The Life of MARY ROBINSON, a Shoplift
The Life of TIMOTHY BENSON, a Highwayman
The Life of ANTHONY DRURY, a Highwayman
The Life of WILLIAM MILLER, a Highwayman, etc.
The Life of ROBERT HAYNES, a Murderer, etc.
The Lives of THOMAS TIMMS, THOMAS PERRY, and EDWARD BROWN, Footpads
The Life of ALICE GREEN, a Cheat, Thief and Housebreaker
An Account of the horrid murder of MR. WIDDINGTON DARBY, committed in his chambers in the Temple, on the 11th of April, 1727, for which one HENRY FISHER was apprehended and committed to Newgate, from whence he escaped.
The Life of JOSHUA CORNWALL, a Thief and Housebreaker
LIVES OF THE CRIMINALS
The Life of JOHN JOHNSON, a Coiner
The Lives of JAMES SHERWOOD, GEORGE WEEDON and JOHN HUGHS, Street Robbers and Footpads
The Life of MARTIN BELLAMY, a Notorious Thief, Highwayman and Housebreaker
The Lives of WILLIAM RUSSELL, ROBERT CROUCH and WILLIAM HOLDEN, Street-Robbers, Footpads
The Lives of RICHARD HUGHS and BRYAN MACGUIRE, Highwaymen and Footpads
The Lives of GRIFFITH OWEN, SAMUEL HARRIS, and THOMAS MEDLINE, Highwaymen and Footpads
The Life of THOMAS NEEVES, Street-Robber and Thief
The Lives of HENRY GAHOGAN and ROBERT BLAKE, Coiners
The Lives of WILLIAM MARPLE and TIMOTHY COTTON, Highwaymen
The Life of JEPTHAH BIGG, an Incendiary, and Writer of Threatening Letters
The Life of THOMAS JAMES GRUNDY, a Housebreaker
The Life of JOSEPH KEMP, a Housebreaker
The Life of BENJAMIN WILEMAN, a Highwayman
The Life of JAMES CLUFF, a Murderer, in which is contained a concise account of the nature of Appeals
The Life of JOHN DYER, a most notorious thief, highwayman and housebreaker
The Life of JAMES DRUMMOND
The Lives of WILLIAM CAUSTIN and GEOFFREY YOUNGER, Footpads
The Lives of HENRY KNOWLAND and THOMAS WESTWOOD, Footpads
The Life of JOHN EVERETT, a Highwayman
The Lives of ROBERT DRUMMOND, a Highwayman and FERDINANDO SHRIMPTON, a Highwayman and Murderer
The Life of WILLIAM NEWCOMB, a housebreaker
The Life of STEPHEN DOWDALE, a Thief
The Life of ABRAHAM ISRAEL, a Jew
The Life of EBENEZER ELLISON, a Notorious Irish Thief
The Life of JAMES DALTON, a Thief
The Life of JOHN DOYLE, a Highwayman
The Life of JOHN YOUNG, a Highwayman
The Life of SAMUEL ARMSTRONG, a Housebreaker
The Life of NICHOLAS GILBURN, a Most Notorious Highwayman
The Lives of JAMES O'BRYAN, HUGH MORRIS and ROBERT JOHNSON, Highwaymen and Street-Robbers
A true and perfect account of the examination, confession, trial, condemnation and execution, of JOHN PERRY, his mother and brother, for the supposed murder of WILLIAM HARRISON, Gent.
A Relation of the Surprising Discovery of the Murder of MARY BARWICK, committed by WILLIAM BARWICK, her husband, on the 14th of April, 1690, upon which he was convicted, at the Lent Assizes at York, before the Honourable Sir John Powell, Knight, then one of the Judges of Assize
An Account of the Conviction and Execution of Mr. WALKER, and MARK SHARP, for the Murder of ANN WALKER
The Life of JACQUES PERRIER, a French Robber and Murderer
The authors, reaching well beyond the realm of academic philosophy, apply Kant’s moral and political views to contemporary social concerns both general and specific. Under the first heading are chapters presenting readings of Kant’s social theory and theory of human history, the relationship of moral practice to the social contract, Kant’s theory of civic duty, and the relevance of Kantian philosophy to contemporary feminist theory. In Part II, more specific issues of contemporary interest are explored: war, international relations, race and ethnicity questions, abortion, capital punishment, environmental ethics, labor relations, and the nature of the institution of marriage. Taken as a whole, Autonomy and Community shows that Kantianism offers a social vision that goes far beyond Kant’s well-known abstract theory.
[Contributors to the book include Sharon Anderson-Gold, Thomas Auxter, Susan Feldman, Gerald F. Gaus, Charles W. Mills, Nelson Potter, Philip Rossi, Robin May Schott, Harry van der Linden, Hollyn L. Wilson, Robert Paul Wolff, and Allen W. Wood.]
In 1996, a small group of Americans from all walks of life banded together to create one of the most miraculous political victories in modern American history. Opponents attacked the issue of marriage equality as amoral and a direct threat to families. Allies warned that it was a generation away from being practicable and a selfish drain of precious political capital.
A stirring oral history told by those who almost inexplicably found themselves fighting on the front lines, The People's Victory recounts the successes – and the setbacks – that only served to strengthen everyone’s resolve to resist, fight, and bring equal marriage rights to an entire nation. Through it all, these love warriors found their voice and home in Marriage Equality USA, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization of its kind. While high profile books, articles and documentaries have covered the judicial and legislative machinations, this book puts a human face on the people who made the everyday personal sacrifices to keep the movement alive.
The People’s Victory shares deeply moving personal testimonies of over sixty people, from Marvin Burrows, who was forced out of his home and lost many treasured possessions after losing his lost his partner of fifty years; to Kate Burns, who risked arrest for the first time when she stood up for her relationship; to Mike Goettemoeller, who pushed his mother in a wheelchair with Marriage Equality USA to fulfill her dream of marching in a Pride parade.
Edie Windsor, the triumphant lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States vs. Windsor recounts shouting down a major LGBTQ organization with “I’m 77 years old and I can’t wait!!” when they attempted to belittle marriage as a critical issue. Writer and producer Del Shores shares the touching moment his young teenage daughter used tears and laughter to console him after the passage of Proposition 8 in California dealt a blow to the cause.
The People’s Victory is an inspirational roadmap for anyone who has felt passionately about an issue, but has questioned whether one person’s contribution can make a difference. These candid accounts once again prove that every movement for important social change must be built on the acts of everyday. In fact, that is the only way the people have ever been victorious.
In his introduction, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom writes: “I hope these stories inspire you to resist, to fight, to win and in the end write the next stories in our continuing push for a more just and perfect union.”
The Stuart monarchy brought together the two nations of England and Scotland into one realm, albeit a realm still marked by political divisions that echo to this day. More importantly, perhaps, the Stuart era was marked by the cruel depredations of civil war, and the killing of a king. Shrewd and opinionated, James I was eloquent on matters as diverse as theology, witchcraft, and the abuses of tobacco, but his attitude to the English parliament sowed the seeds of the division that would split the country during the reign of his hapless heir, Charles I. Ackroyd offers a brilliant, warts-and-all portrayal of Charles's nemesis, Oliver Cromwell, Parliament's great military leader and England's only dictator, who began his career as a political liberator but ended it as much of a despot as "that man of blood," the king he executed.
England's turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its extraordinarily rich literature, including Shakespeare's late masterpieces, Jacobean tragedy, the poetry of John Donne and Milton and Thomas Hobbes's great philosophical treatise, Leviathan. In addition to its account of England's royalty, Rebellion also gives us a very real sense of the lives of ordinary English men and women, lived out against a backdrop of constant disruption and uncertainty.
An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt, an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South, is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story tradition and was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim. This major addition to Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories (including conjure tales and protest fiction), three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition. Published here for the 150th anniversary of Chesnutt's birth, The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt will bring to a new audience the genius of a man whose legacy underlies key trends in modern black fiction.
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
Under mysterious circumstances, Charlie buys an abandoned coal baron’s mansion in Appalachia. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the ghosts of the baron and his blind daughter, Elinore, currently occupy the house—but they’re not alone. All variety of evil, screaming things are imprisoned here, making the baron and Elinore the least of Charlie’s problems.
A bloodthirsty wall within the house drinks the blood of its victims to sustain its power, and Charlie does not plan on joining the menagerie of tortured spirits inside the mansion. To cease the horror of the place, he must return Elinore’s missing child and find a way for the spirits to escape. Only then will they find eternal peace; only then will Charlie discover what’s his.