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In Dubious Battle

Author : John Steinbeck
ISBN : 1101118660
Genre : Fiction
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A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence, now a major motion picture starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Selena Gomez, and Zach Braff At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as a principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Dubious Equalities And Embodied Differences

Author : Kathy Davis
ISBN : 0742514218
Genre : Medical
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Kathy Davis explores cosmetic surgery as a cultural phenomenon of late modernity. She critically engages with the notion of cosmetic surgery as a neutral technology and shows how it is implicated in the surgical erasure of embodied difference.


Author : Charmaine Pauls
ISBN : 1548821500
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Repulsiveness personified, that's me. I own a mirror, and I'm not afraid to look in it. What you see on the surface is a reflection of what runs under my skin. I'm a loan shark. Breaking people is in my blood. The Haynes's were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world, those who owe us don't get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.It's depraved.It's immoral.It's dubious.It's perfect.Just like her.(DUBIOUS is the first full-length novel in a two-part duet and ends on a cliffhanger. The second book, CONSENT, will be available on 14 November 2017. This is a dark romance with a criminal anti-hero and forced seduction. Reader discretion is advised.)


Author : Angelique Voisen
ISBN : 194357698X
Genre : Fiction
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Rightfully His Omega by Angelique Voisen Werewolves mate for life. A rare omega, Charlie has experienced and tasted Hell's finest. When Charlie was twelve, he died and saw his home burned down, his pack rendered extinct, and his fated mate, Caleb, taken. When Caleb returns ten years later, he intends to claim what he lost. Prey Mate by Bailey Bradford Predator and prey...one reluctant mate. Cody Sanderson wasn't looking for a life on the run, but one mistake has cost him his freedom. Once captured, Cody's offered protection and a solution that will keep him safe. The only thing is, he's going to have to be mated to one of the very things he fears most-a wolf shifter. The Only Option by Megan Derr A desperate dragon. A lonely necromancer. A marriage neither wants. When he is summoned to the royal castle, Rochus isn't anticipating being ordered to marry the young, beautiful dragon he previously spent the night with. Though he'd rather sign papers and return home, he soon finds himself wanting the arrangement to be more than a formality. Trouble is, now Rochus is desperately drawn to a man who doesn't seem to want him.

Dubious Definitions

Author : Brian Allen, Psyd
ISBN : 9781622125470
Genre : Reference
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A dictionary unlike any other, Dubious Definitions: A Dictionary of Misinterpretation is a clever, yet infuriatingly entertaining read. It provides totally unreliable, inaccurate, tortured meanings to over 1,000 unfortunate words through the use of cryptic stupidity, abused double entendre, as well as the rigorous application of a finely honed level of ignorance. Dubious Definitions is the essential reference work for all those who love words and are content only with the most authoritative and soundly based interpretations. It is guaranteed to intrigue, puzzle, annoy, amuse, infuriate and mislead in generous portions, while still providing a challenge to the conventional viewpoint and a welcome diversion for the lateral thinker. Though often far-fetched, many of the meanings ring with a convincing aura of authenticity, which only adds to the satisfaction of untangling them. The quality of the author's research and his depth of learning are clearly evident throughout. The work is Dubious, at best!

Dubious Victory

Author : Robert D. Sawrey
ISBN : 9780813159201
Genre : History
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"To the victors belong the spoils" is a time-honored cliche. When in 1865 northern armies defeated the greatest challenge ever posed to the Union, issues of spoils and peace terms dominated public debate. But precisely what did the victorious North want from the Reconstruction process? Historians generally have shown far less interest in northern goals than in what terms southerners were willing to accept. Robert Sawrey now seeks to redress the balance by examining the post-Civil War attitudes of a representative northern state, Ohio. Sawrey's probing study explores precisely what the key issues were for politically active Ohioans and what they sought in a Reconstruction policy. Through extensive research in contemporary newspapers, manuscripts, legislative debates, and diaries, he offers the most complete picture ever presented of northern attitudes on the two crucial issues of Reconstruction -- the terms of readmission and the fate of the former slaves. Ohioans' struggle to find an equation for restoring a Union that now included nearly four million free blacks was complicated, he finds, by their prejudices and their belief in white superiority. Because they regarded the "planter conspiracy" as a primary cause of the war, they sought to assure future peace through control of the planters -- a position that compelled them to advocate basic rights for ex-slaves. At the same time, they continued to support white supremacy throughout the nation. To reconcile these contradictory positions was a daunt-ing task. Yet by 1870, Sawrey finds, most politically involved Ohioans believed Reconstruction had secured their basic goals. Dubious Victory offers a fresh approach to understanding the limits of what was achievable during Reconstruction. It also explains why the achievements of the period now seem to have been so limited.

Under My Bed Zipto Meets Dubious

Author : A. M. Martincich
ISBN : 9781483404592
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Is it a dream when your bedroom furniture transforms into exciting action figures? How would you feel if you also transformed? How challenging would it be to explore a new dimension beyond your bedroom walls and help fight vicious creatures? Join in on this thrilling journey and find out! Meet Zipto, Strompeed, Starot, and Reflectoy as they make new friends and defeat villains in this out-of-this-world adventure! The concept for this first book, a soon-to-be series, reflects children’s thinking patterns, creative impulses, mood swings, and ability to judge others. It is an expression of children’s interests, curiosity, and concerns, a manifestation of their excitements and passions, an indication of their learning, an acceptance of their beliefs, an assimilation of their knowledge.

Dubious Facts

Author : Garret P. S. Olberding
ISBN : 9781438443911
Genre : History
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What were the intentions of early China’s historians? Modern readers must contend with the tension between the narrators’ moralizing commentary and their description of events. Although these historians had notions of evidence, it is not clear to what extent they valued what contemporary scholars would deem “hard” facts. Offering an innovative approach to premodern historical documents, Garret P. S. Olberding argues that the speeches of court advisors reveal subtle strategies of information management in the early monarchic context. Olberding focuses on those addresses concerning military campaigns where evidence would be important in guiding immediate social and political policy. His analysis reveals the sophisticated conventions that governed the imperial advisor’s logic and suasion in critical state discussions, which were specifically intended to counter anticipated doubts. Dubious Facts illuminates both the decision-making processes that informed early Chinese military campaigns and the historical records that represent them.

The Dubious Spectacle

Author : Herbert Blau
ISBN : 1452905355
Genre : Drama
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Spanning a quarter of a century, the essays in this book rehearse, in the movement of memory and cross-reflection, an extensive career in theater. The work of Herbert Blau--his directing, writing, and criticism--has been a determining force during this period as theater encounters theory.

The People Of The Book And The People Of The Dubious Book Penerbit Usm

Author : Muhammad Azizan Sabjan
ISBN : 9789838618533
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The question of the People of the Book (Ahl al-Kitāb) has long been of central significance to Islam and later to the study of comparative religion. It becomes more crucial when Abū al-Fath Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karīm al-Shahrastānī (d.548/1153) develops another category known as “Man Lahu Shubhat Kitāb” (those who possess doubtful sacred scrolls) or “Ahl Shubhat Kitāb” (the People of a Dubious Book). The present book thus is of importance as it highlights the nature of the People of the Book and the People of a Dubious Book as understood in the Qur’ān and Islamic religious tradition. The discussion is carried out both by analyzing Islam as the only genuinely revealed religion as well as by addressing various Muslim scholars’ attitudes and responses to the reality and nature of the People of the Book and the People of a Dubious Book apropos the Qur’ān and the Islamic religious tradition. Evaluation of the nature of the People of a Dubious Book as exclusively developed by al-Shahrastānī is also discussed. It points out how he identifies these groups and how he treats them accordingly in his magnum opus, al-Milal wa al-Nihal. It is hoped that this book will provide a preliminary yet clear understanding of this concept, which hopefully can deepen our knowledge and enhance our perspective on the various delineations of the People of the Book and the People of a Dubious Book employed by Muslim scholars. This will eventually widen our sphere of the understanding of religious issues and any misunderstanding or narrowed perception of other religious traditions could be avoided.

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