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From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits That Have Changed Our Nation

by Michael Bronski Carlos A. Ball

The advancement of LGBT rights has occurred through struggles large and small-on the streets, around kitchen tables, and on the Web. Lawsuits have also played a vital role in propelling the movement forward, and behind every case is a human story: a landlord in New York seeks to evict a gay man from his home after his partner of ten years dies of AIDS; school officials in Wisconsin look the other way as a gay teenager is repeatedly and viciously harassed by other students; a lesbian couple appears unexpectedly at a clerk's office in Hawaii seeking a marriage license.<P> Engaging and largely untold, From the Closet to the Courtroom explores how five pivotal lawsuits have altered LGBT history. Beginning each case narrative at the center-with the litigants and their lawyers-law professor Carlos Ball follows the stories behind each crucial lawsuit. He traces the parties from their communities to the courtroom, while deftly weaving in rich sociohistorical context and analyzing the lasting legal and political impact of each judicial outcome.<P> Over the last twenty years, no group of attorneys has helped to transform this country more than LGBT rights lawyers, and surprisingly, their collective accomplishments have received relatively little attention. Ball remedies that by exploring how a band of largely unheralded civil rights lawyers have attained remarkable legal victories through skill, creativity, and perseverance.In this richly layered and multifaceted account, Ball vividly documents how these judicial victories have significantly altered LGBT lives today in ways that were unimaginable only a generation ago.

From the Corner of His Eye

by Dean Koontz

His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy.He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams.His story will change the way you see the world.On the heels of his #1 bestseller False Memory, Dean Koontz brings together his most compelling themes and an unforgettable cast of characters to create what is perhaps the most thrilling and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career. Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him. At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. As he copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother counsels him that all things happen for a reason and that every person's life has an effect on every other person's, in often unknowable ways. At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds and entwines with others results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.From the Paperback edition.

From the Dark

by Michele Hauf

Centuries past, through mists of a dark time where vampires and witches lived side by side, vampires gained power by enthralling a witch, ultimately draining her of her strength and depriving her of immortality. Until the enslaved witches rebelled--and cast a spell making the blood of a witch deadly to a vampire. Now, past and present are about to collide. Michael Lynsay is a man in the spotlight, at the height of his career, with the ability to mesmerize audiences. But he has a secret--he is a vampire, fighting the darkness of his nature. And it looks like it's a losing battle--until he meets Jane Renan, the only woman who can understand his conflicted nature. And the only woman who can destroy him--through love.

From the Depths (Star Trek)

by Victor Milan

Okeanos, a water world settled centuries ago by a group of Federation separatists, is now rocked by the power struggle between the natives and the ex-Federation colony. When the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent beyond the Federation's boundaries to the planet to act as mediators, they are surprised to find a group of Klingons already serving as the natives' advisors. The volatile situation rapidly deteriorates when one of Okeanos's great floating cities is completely destroyed, and Captain Kirk is arrested for sabotage. now at the center of a deadly civil war, Mr. Spock and the crew must race to free their captain as they face the deadly secret hidden beneath Okeano's murky depths.

From the Dragon Keepers' Vault: Leandra and Obsidian

by Kate Klimo

The Dragon Keeper series bridges the gap between Magic Tree House Merlin Missions and Harry Potter.An original short story (only available electronically!) adds background information to the newest book in this magical middle grade adventure series. It's an exciting adventure featuring Emmy's parents and the origins of the second dragon egg that appears in The Dragon in the Sea (Dragon Keepers #5).Praise for The Dragon in the Sock Drawer:"Funny and wonderfully written--a tall-tale adventure sure to grab young readers."--Mary Pope Osborne"This novel, with its unique and modern twists, is a great addition to the dragon genre for younger readers."--School Library Journal

From the Earth to the Moon

by Jules Verne

Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne's prophetic novel of man's race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane's adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a "manned" flight, one man's dream turns into an international space race. A story of rip-roaring action, humor, and wild imagination, From the Earth to the Moon is as uncanny in its accuracy and as filled with authentic detail and startling immediacy as Verne's timeless masterpieces 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days. From the Paperback edition.

From the Family Kitchen

by Gena Philibert Ortega

Celebrate Your Family Recipes and Heritage From Great-grandma's apple pie to Mom's secret-recipe stuffing, food is an important ingredient in every family's history. This three-part keepsake recipe journal will help you celebrate your family recipes and record the precious memories those recipes hold for you--whether they're hilarious anecdotes about a disastrous dish or tender reflections about time spent cooking with a loved one. The foods we eat tell us so much about who we are, where we live and the era we live in. The same is true for the foods our ancestors ate. This book will show you how to uncover historical recipes and food traditions, offering insight into your ancestors' everyday lives and clues to your genealogy. Inside you'll find: Methods for gathering family recipes Interview questions to help loved ones record their food memories Places to search for historical recipes An explanation of how immigrants influenced the American diet A look at how technology changed the way people eat A glossary of historical cooking terms Modern equivalents to historical units of measure Actual recipes from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cookbooks

From the Fifteenth District

by Mavis Gallant

Even as we grow and change, the consequences of what we have left behind often linger Mavis Gallant has a unique talent for distilling the sense of otherness one feels abroad into something tangible and utterly understandable. In this collection, she relates the stories of those stranded in relationships, places, and even times in which they don't belong. In "The Moslem Wife" a woman is entrusted to look after a hotel in France when her husband is trapped in America after the breakout of World War II. As the situation progresses, the two grow in surprising and profound ways. In another tale, a German prisoner of war is released from France and returns home to a mother whose personality has been as irrevocably changed by the war as his has. In one of the most poignant entries, Gallant follows the life of a Holocaust survivor, illustrating how his experiences tint his outlook on life forty years later. With its wide breadth of subject matter and the author's characteristic way with nuance, From the Fifteenth District is classic Mavis Gallant.

From the First

by Jessica Bird

All Alex could see was her long, thick, copper-colored hair. Pale smooth skin. Lips that were naturally tinted pink. Eyes that were green like sea grass. He stopped himself. His best friend Reese might be dead. But in Alex's mind, Cassandra was still very much the man's wife. Cassandra. The forbidden woman Alex had yearned for from the first moment he'd laid eyes on her six years ago. The woman who'd been married to his best friend--the friend he'd lost to the sea. The woman who was rebuilding his family's bed-and-breakfast. . . and who just might, in the process, be rebuilding his anguished heart.

From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

by Joe Sacco Priscilla Murolo A. B. Chitty

Hailed in a starred "Publishers Weekly" review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity . . . that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter, " This is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people.

From the Ground Up

by Alice Waters Jeanne Nolan

An inspiring story for everyone who's ever dreamed of growing the food they eat When Jeanne Nolan, a teenager in search of a less materialistic, more authentic existence, left Chicago in 1987 to join a communal farm, she had no idea that her decades-long journey would lead her to the heart of a movement that is currently changing our nation's relationship to food. Now a leader in the sustainable food movement, Nolan shares her story in From the Ground Up, helping us understand the benefits of organic gardening--for the environment, our health, our wallets, our families, and our communities. The great news, as Nolan shows us, is that it has never been easier to grow the vegetables we eat, whether on our rooftops, in our backyards, in our school yards, or on our fire escapes. From the Ground Up chronicles Nolan's journey as she returned seventeen years later, disillusioned with communal life, to her parents' suburban home on the North Shore as a single mother with few marketable skills. Her mother suggested she plant a vegetable garden in their yard, and it grew so abundantly that she established a small business planting organic gardens in suburban yards. She was then asked to create an organic farm for children at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, and she soon began installing gardens around the city--on a restaurant's rooftop, in school yards, and for nonprofit organizations. Not only did she realize that practically anyone anywhere could grow vegetables on a small scale but she learned a greater lesson as well: rather than turn her back on mainstream society, she could make a difference in the world. The answer she was searching for was no further than her own backyard. In this moving and inspiring account, which combines her fascinating personal journey with the knowledge she gained along the way, Nolan helps us understand the importance of planting and eating organically--both for our health and for the environment--and provides practical tips for growing our food. With the message that we can create utopias in our very own backyards and rooftops, From the Ground Up can inspire each of us to reassess our relationship to the food we eat.Praise for From the Ground Up "The joy of From the Ground Up is not Nolan's own happy ending but rather the illuminating way she applies her vision to practical problems. . . . The hardest memoir to write is the one that is honest but not self-obsessed; Nolan accomplishes this with clarity and poise."--Jane Smiley, Harper's"By bravely sharing her personal journey in this remarkable book, Jeanne Nolan gives each of us a gift--one that has the power to motivate us to pursue the values we believe in, to free ourselves from convention, to be better parents, and to accept the love of family and community--however we define those. From the Ground Up resonates powerfully with me, as a gardener, and inspires me to 'double dig' my garden bed. But even readers who keep their fingernails clean will benefit from this beautiful story and powerful message."--Sophia Siskel, president and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden"I didn't expect that a book about the food movement would turn out to be a can't-put-it-down page-turner, but that's just what From the Ground Up is. Jeanne Nolan's personal journey is a richly observed saga set against the broad landscape of social and ecological change, and spurred by a reawakened awareness about the food that must sustain us."--Bill Kurtis, television journalist and founder of Tallgrass Beef

From the Ground Up

by James Villas

A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile-and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve. With favorites like the classic American hamburger and steak tartare, croquettes and crab cakes, From the Ground Up collects 200 recipes that span the globe, all presented with the passion and style that make James Villas one of the world's most admired food writers. Here, he pays loving tribute to this underappreciated culinary wonder, letting it take its rightful seat at the head of the table. With delectable dishes from far and wide, this fantastic collection is stuffed with inspiration. James Villas was the food and wine editor for Town & Country magazine for 27 years and is the author of Pig, The Bacon Cookbook, and The Glory of Southern Cooking Features 200 ground meat recipes from all over the world, including British meat pies, Jamaican patties, and American meatloafs and chilis The perfect cookbook for families, with affordable, tasty comfort foods galore For home cooks looking for quick and delicious dinner solutions, From the Ground Up offers classic dishes the whole family will love.

From the Heart

by Nora Roberts

In this stunning collection of novels, "America's favorite writer" (New Yorker) illuminates the dreams that lead us toward destiny- and the desires that rule over our hearts. Tonight and Always When a renowned anthropologist agreed to help a writer research his new novel, she wasn't prepared for the passion their collaboration would spark... A Matter of Choice An international smuggling ring traps a beautiful antiques dealer and a New York City cop in a web of danger and desire... Endings and Beginnings Two Washington television reporters try to protect their love from their own professional rivalry-and the hazards of their celebrity...

From the Heart of a Child and Other Lessons to Live By

by Bill O'Hearn

From the Heart of a Child, a book that Dennis Waitley characterized as "Inspiring... a message that will help readers soar to the heights of their true potential, " was written by Bill O'Hearn to touch the heart of the child within all of us. <P>Here is a small, rich volume of thoughts, motivations and lessons in life that help remind us of what to expect from ourselves, and of the grace we earn from reaching higher than our horizons.

From the Heart of the Storm

by Kurt R. A. Giambastiani

An alternate history novel surrounding President George Armstrong Custer, the Cheyennes, and the Crow people. Fourth in the Fallen Cloud series.

From the Horse's Mouth (Sabrina the Teenage Witch #39)

by Diana G. Gallagher

A horse is a horse.... Staying on a horse is hard, and learning to ride is even harder. Especially when, for her Phys Ed beginner equitation class, Sabrina is assigned to ride a cranky and lame critter. His name? Mission Impossible. Uh-oh. If Sabrina can't learn basic horsemanship in the next two weeks, snobby classmate Debra will snicker, and worse, Sabrina's horse might be sold to a run-down rental stable. There's no time for horsing around. Looks like this might be an impossible mission for Sabrina, until Mission Impossible starts talking!

From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond

by Morty Diamond

Essays and poetry by various gendered authors, most of whom are not found in other collections. Some classic transsexual, others refusing any gender labeling at all. Some authors use non-traditional pronouns, such as "Ze" and "hir" (spelled "h- i- r"). There are a few peieces that might be considered erotic, at least are clearly fiction, and one piece definitely within the s/m category and very sexually explicit. Adult Content warranted for this piece alone.

From the Jaws of Victory

by Matthew Garcia

From the Jaws of Victory:The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement is the most comprehensive history ever written on the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the most successful farm labor union in United States history. Based on little-known sources and one-of-a-kind oral histories with many veterans of the farm worker movement, this book revises much of what we know about the UFW. Matt Garcia's gripping account of the expansion of the union's grape boycott reveals how the boycott, which UFW leader Cesar Chavez initially resisted, became the defining feature of the movement and drove the growers to sign labor contracts in 1970. Garcia vividly relates how, as the union expanded and the boycott spread across the United States, Canada, and Europe, Chavez found it more difficult to organize workers and fend off rival unions. Ultimately, the union was a victim of its own success and Chavez's growing instability. From the Jaws of Victory delves deeply into Chavez's attitudes and beliefs, and how they changed over time. Garcia also presents in-depth studies of other leaders in the UFW, including Gilbert Padilla, Marshall Ganz, Dolores Huerta, and Jerry Cohen. He introduces figures such as the co-coordinator of the boycott, Jerry Brown; the undisputed leader of the international boycott, Elaine Elinson; and Harry Kubo, the Japanese American farmer who led a successful campaign against the UFW in the mid-1970s.

From the Kingdom of Memory

by Elie Wiesel

"One of the great writers of our generation" (The New Republic) weaves together memories of his life before the Holocaust and his great struggle to find meaning afterwards. Included are Wiesel's landmark speeches, among them his powerful testimony at the trial of Klaus Barbie and his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Kingdom of Memory: Reminiscences

by Elie Wiesel

Wiesel weaves together memories of his life before the Holocaust and his struggle to find meaning afterwards. His powerful testimony at the trial of Klaus Barbie and his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech are included here.

From the Land of Fear

by Harlan Ellison

Eleven side trips to the dark edge of imagination by master storyteller Harlan Ellison, From the Land of Fear presents some of the author's early work from his start in the late fifties. Here you can see a vibrant, imaginative young writer honing his craft and sowing the seeds of what would become his brilliant career, including the standout piece "Soldier," a clever antiwar tale included both in short-story form and as a screenplay for TV's The Outer Limits. True Ellison fans will enjoy this collection as a chance to see the writer's growth over time. As Roger Zelanzy says in his wonderful Introduction, "He is what he is because of everything he's been up until the Now."

From the Library of C. S. Lewis: Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey

by James Stuart Bell Anthony P. Dawson

Discover great truths from C. S. Lewis's mentors C. S. Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century. He delighted us inThe Chronicles of Narnia, intrigued us inThe Screwtape Letters, mystified us in The Space Trilogy, and convinced us inMere Christianity. His influence on generations of Christians has been immeasurable. But who influenced C. S. Lewis? What were the sources of his inspiration? Who were his spiritual mentors? Who were his teachers? Drawn from Lewis's personal library, annotations, and references from his writings, the selections in this book bring us into contact with giants such as Dante, Augustine, and Chaucer, as well as introduce us to more contemporary writers such as G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Over 250 selections provide a vast array of inspiration from those who have shone forth as messengers of light in Lewis's own thinking, writing, and spiritual growth. A rare glimpse into the intellectual, spiritual, and creative life of one of literature's great writers,From the Library of C. S. Lewisis a treasury of insight and wisdom. From the Hardcover edition.

From the Listening Hills

by Louis L'Amour

In peerless fiction spanning five decades and as many continents, Louis L'Amour has proven himself the preeminent storyteller of the American experience. Whether set aboard a ship trapped in enemy seas or amidst a showdown in the deserts of Death Valley, his stories brilliantly capture the heroic and indomitable spirit of our great land.From The Listening HillsThe twelve stories in this collection--appearing for the first time in one complete volume--run the spectrum of human emotions as they transport us from the fading majesty of the Old West to a small-town football field to the lonely canyons of one man's mind. These classic tales of adventure, mystery, mysticism, and suspense epitomize the uniquely American yearning for connection and roots, justice and love, as only L'Amour can. Here is a diverse group of heroes and traitors, outlaws and lawmen, the innocent, the guilty, and those who operate in the shadowy territory outside the reach of justice. The wastelands of Death Valley form the backdrop for the tale of a desperate man who leads his pursuers into a desert trap--where heat and thirst are his only weapons. A rodeo rider framed for a crime he didn't commit takes a wild ride on a legendary bronco that may help him catch the real killers. An American pilot flies Russian and British agents into the labyrinthine forests of Asiatic Russia--only to discover that one of them is a traitor. A hit man discovers the fatal limits of friendship; and a quest for revenge becomes a frantic race to find a cache of gold hidden in the drifting sands of the Southwest. And in a powerful and moving parable, an Indian boy must lead his family across a drought-ravaged land with nothing to guide him but his faith.The gripping title story counts down the final hours of a wounded man struggling to fend off his enemies and certain death. Before time runs out, he must finish the most important task of his life: a letter to his unborn son that will vindicate the family name.Filled with a special brand of passion and drama, From the Listening Hills is an exemplary collection that showcases the enduring talents of one of America's most beloved authors.From the Hardcover edition.

From the Margins: Historical Anthropology and Its Futures

by Brian Keith Axel

Historical anthropology: critical exchange between two decidedly distinct disciplines or innovative mode of knowledge production? As this volume's title suggests, the essays Brian Keith Axel has gathered in From the Margins seek to challenge the limits of discrete disciplinary epistemologies and conventions, gesturing instead toward a transdisciplinary understanding of the emerging relations between archive and field. In original articles encompassing a wide range of geographic and temporal locations, eminent scholars contest some of the primary preconceptions of their fields. The contributors tackle such topics as the paradoxical nature of American Civil War monuments, the figure of the "New Christian" in early seventeenth-century Peru, the implications of statistics for ethnography, and contemporary South Africa's "occult economies. " That anthropology and history have their provenance in--and have been complicit with--colonial formations is perhaps commonplace knowledge. But what is rarely examined is the specific manner in which colonial processes imbue and threaten the celebratory ideals of postcolonial reason or the enlightenment of today's liberal practices in the social sciences and humanities. By elaborating this critique, From the Margins offers diverse and powerful models that explore the intersections of historically specific local practices with processes of a world historical order. As such, the collection will not only prove valuable reading for anthropologists and historians, but also for scholars in colonial, postcolonial, and globalization studies. Contributors. Talal Asad, Brian Keith Axel, Bernard S. Cohn, Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff, Nicholas B. Dirks, Irene Silverblatt, Paul A. Silverstein, Teri Silvio, Ann Laura Stoler, Michel-Rolph Trouillot

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