just when you thought you knew me the highs lows in the life of victor l carrington

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Just When You Thought You Knew Me

Author : Victor Carrington
ISBN : 1522826289
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As a little boy all I wanted was to be loved. Learning what I thought was love from my family, eventually revealed to be years of manipulation and lies. I grew up in the juvenile system but I managed to find my way. Sadly, any time I thought I was on a path to greatness, my journey was disrupted. During my years of juvenile facilities, I faced loneliness and depression that led to multiple suicide attempts. Willing to do what it took to gain love and affection, I became a person that everyone wanted around while it benefited them. Unable to recognize I was manipulated, I ended up in prison two times. It was the second prison sentence when the blinders were removed. At that "ah-ha" moment after the persuasion of another inmate, I was able to see people for who and what they truly were. Not only was it an eye opening experience, but at that moment I took control of my life for the very first time. I was 25-years old and I felt like my life was just beginning. Although angry, hurt, and confused, I was able to successfully complete my sentence and come home to another life changing moment that would destroy any hopes of having a healthy relationship with my family.

Dude You Re A Fag

Author : C. J. Pascoe
ISBN : 9780520950696
Genre : Social Science
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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.

Defaming The Dead

Author : Don Herzog
ISBN : 9780300221541
Genre : Law
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Do the dead have rights? In a persuasive argument, Don Herzog makes the case that the deceased's interests should be protected This is a delightfully deceptive works that start out with a simple, seemingly arcane question--can you libel or slander the dead?--and develops it outward, tackling larger and larger implications, until it ends up straddling the borders between law, culture, philosophy, and the meaning of life. A full answer to this question requires legal scholar Don Herzog to consider what tort law is actually designed to protect, what differences death makes--and what differences it doesn't--and why we value what we value. Herzog is one of those rare scholarly writers who can make the most abstract argument compelling and entertaining.

A Night To Surrender

Author : Tessa Dare
ISBN : 9780062049841
Genre : Fiction
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“An engaging love story with strong, believable characters. I can’t wait to read the sequels!” —Mary Balogh “Prepare to fall in love.” —Julia Quinn Presenting the winner of the Avon FanLit contest, the immensely talented Tessa Dare! Tessa’s first Avon historical romance, A Night to Surrender, is a love story to remember—kicking off her wonderfully inventive Spindle Cove series, set in England’s Regency Era in a small seaside resort town that caters specifically to ladies “of good breeding and delicate constitution.” Fans of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle will delight in the passionate chaos that ensues when a dashing British officer, under orders, “invades” this community of strong-willed “spinsters,” only to discover he’s met his match in Miss Susannah Finch!

The Last Hundred Days

Author : Patrick McGuinness
ISBN : 9781854115614
Genre : Fiction
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Once 'the Paris of the East', Bucharest in 1989 is a world of danger, repression and corruption, but also of intensity and ravaged beauty. As Ceausescu's demolition squads race to destroy the old city and replace it with a sinister Stalinist Legoland, its inhabitants live out communism's dying days not knowing how or where things will end. In 'The Last Hundred Days' a young English student arrives in Bucharest to take up a job he never applied for and whose duties are never made clear. He finds dissidents, party apparatchiks, black-marketeers, diplomats, spies and ordinary Romanians, all watching each other as Europe's most paranoid regime plays out its bloody endgame.

Virginia S Diary

Author : Suzanne Peyton
ISBN : 9781633631250
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What would you do if you went to bed tonight and had a dream that changed your life and your family's history forever? January 3, 1958 — An old woman, who had been wrongly committed into a mental hospital, took her own life. I found out later that woman was my great-grandmother, Virginia Avery. January 3, 1999 — I had a dream that causes me to challenge every story my mother had been told about Virginia, who supposedly abandoned her children in 1904. As the lies began to unravel, my journey led me to New Orleans, and what I found, rocked me to my core.

When Technology Fails

Author : Matthew Stein
ISBN : 9781603580953
Genre : House & Home
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

And The Show Went On

Author : Alan Riding
ISBN : 9780307594549
Genre : History
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On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. The only consolation was that, while the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged. Soon, a peculiar kind of normality returned as theaters, opera houses, movie theaters and nightclubs reopened for business. This suited both conquerors and vanquished: the Germans wanted Parisians to be distracted, while the French could show that, culturally at least, they had not been defeated. Over the next four years, the artistic life of Paris flourished with as much verve as in peacetime. Only a handful of writers and intellectuals asked if this was an appropriate response to the horrors of a world war. Alan Riding introduces us to a panoply of writers, painters, composers, actors and dancers who kept working throughout the occupation. Maurice Chevalier and Édith Piaf sang before French and German audiences. Pablo Picasso, whose art was officially banned, continued to paint in his Left Bank apartment. More than two hundred new French films were made, including Marcel Carné’s classic, Les Enfants du paradis. Thousands of books were published by authors as different as the virulent anti-Semite Céline and the anti-Nazis Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. Meanwhile, as Jewish performers and creators were being forced to flee or, as was Irène Némirovsky, deported to death camps, a small number of artists and intellectuals joined the resistance. Throughout this penetrating and unsettling account, Riding keeps alive the quandaries facing many of these artists. Were they “saving” French culture by working? Were they betraying France if they performed before German soldiers or made movies with Nazi approval? Was it the intellectual’s duty to take up arms against the occupier? Then, after Paris was liberated, what was deserving punishment for artists who had committed “intelligence with the enemy”? By throwing light on this critical moment of twentieth-century European cultural history, And the Show Went On focuses anew on whether artists and writers have a special duty to show moral leadership in moments of national trauma. From the Hardcover edition.

The Underground History Of American Education

Author : John Taylor Gatto
ISBN : 0945700040
Genre : Education
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The underground history of the American education will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling.

The Great Crash 1929

Author : John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN : 9780547575773
Genre : Business & Economics
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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.

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