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Susan Wood is the author of the novel Hideaway which was made into a popular movie; the novel was based on her experiences as a psychiatric patient in a state hospital. She is in great demand as a speaker on the conditions faced by the mentally ill, and she serves on the board of a mental health foundation. During a tour of a state hospital during one of her speaking engagements she visits the infamous Ward 10A and is swept into another breakdown. Finding herself hospitalized once more, this time in a private facility, she struggles to make sense of the world and get her life back on track. The story is enlivened by an assortment of fellow patients and an eccentric but determined nurse who deals cards counterclockwise.
In the mid-twentieth century, far more evangelicals supported such "liberal" causes as peace, social justice, and environmental protection. Only gradually did the conservative evangelical faction win dominance, allying with the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan and, eventually, George W. Bush. In Countercultural Conservatives Axel Schäfer traces the evolution of a diffuse and pluralistic movement into the political force of the New Christian Right. In forging its complex theological and political identity, evangelicalism did not simply reject the ideas of 1960s counterculture, Schäfer argues. For all their strict Biblicism and uncompromising morality, evangelicals absorbed and extended key aspects of the countercultural worldview. Carefully examining evangelicalism's internal dynamics, fissures, and coalitions, this book offers an intriguing reinterpretation of the most important development in American religion and politics since World War II.
Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Gardeby Loren Glass
Responsible for such landmark publications asLady Chatterley's Lover,Tropic of Cancer,Naked Lunch, Waiting for Godot,The Wretched of the Earth, andThe Autobiography of Malcolm X, Grove Press was the most innovative publisher of the postwar era. Counterculture Colophontells the story of how the press and its house journal,The Evergreen Review, revolutionized the publishing industry and radicalized the reading habits of the "paperback generation. " In the process, it offers a new window onto the 1960s, from 1951, when Barney Rosset purchased the fledgling press for $3,000, to 1970, when the multimedia corporation into which he had built the company was crippled by a strike and feminist takeover. Grove Press was not only responsible for ending censorship of the printed word in the United States but also for bringing avant-garde literature, especially drama, into the cultural mainstream as part of the quality paperback revolution. Much of this happened thanks to Rosset, whose charismatic leadership was crucial to Grove's success. With chapters covering world literature and the Latin American boom, including Grove's close association with UNESCO and the rise of cultural diplomacy; experimental drama such as the theater of the absurd, the Living Theater, and the political epics of Bertolt Brecht; pornography and obscenity, including the landmark publication of the complete work of the Marquis de Sade; revolutionary writing, featuring Rosset's daring pursuit of the Bolivian journals of Che Guevara; and underground film, including the innovative development of the pocket filmscript, Loren Glass covers the full spectrum of Grove's remarkable achievement as a communications center of the counterculture.
As long as there has been culture, there has been counterculture. At times it moves deep below the surface of things, a stealth mode of being all but invisible to the dominant paradigm; at other times it's in plain sight, challenging the status quo; and at still other times it erupts in a fiery burst of creative-or destructive-energy to change the world forever. But until now the countercultural phenomenon has been one of history's great blind spots. Individual countercultures have been explored, but never before has a book set out to demonstrate the recurring nature of counterculturalism across all times and societies, and to illustrate its dynamic role in the continuous evolution of human values and cultures. Countercultural pundit and cyberguru R. U. Sirius brilliantly sets the record straight in this colorful, anecdotal, and wide-ranging study based on ideas developed by the late Timothy Leary with Dan Joy. With a distinctive mix of scholarly erudition and gonzo passion, Sirius and Joy identify the distinguishing characteristics of countercultures, delving into history and myth to establish beyond doubt that, for all their surface differences, countercultures share important underlying principles: individualism, anti-authoritarianism, and a belief in the possibility of personal and social transformation. Ranging from the Socratic counterculture of ancient Athens and the outsider movements of Judaism, which left indelible marks on Western culture, to the Taoist, Sufi, and Zen Buddhist countercultures, which were equally influential in the East, to the famous countercultural moments of the last century-Paris in the twenties, Haight-Ashbury in the sixties, Tropicalismo, women's liberation, punk rock-to the cutting-edge countercultures of the twenty-first century, which combine science, art, music, technology, politics, and religion in astonishing (and sometimes disturbing) new ways, Counterculture Through the Ages is an indispensable guidebook to where we've been . . . and where we're going.
Did mandatory busing programs in the 1970s increase the school achievement of disadvantaged minority youth? Does obtaining a college degree increase an individual's labor market earnings? Did the use of the butterfly ballot in some Florida counties in the 2000 presidential election cost Al Gore votes? If so, was the number of miscast votes sufficiently large to have altered the election outcome? At their core, these types of questions are simple cause-and-effect questions. Simple cause-and-effect questions are the motivation for much empirical work in the social sciences. This book presents a model and set of methods for causal effect estimation that social scientists can use to address causal questions such as these. The essential features of the counterfactual model of causality for observational data analysis are presented with examples from sociology, political science, and economics.
One suspicious document, 2 kids a'wondering, 3 spies a'spying, 4 flags a'flying, and at least 10 reasons to run for your life! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. Each Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, and a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level.
From the moment Jesse Baker collides with Erin O'Grady on a Boston train platform, he faces a dilemma. For once, Jesse doesn't want to lie about who and what he is. Yet if she learns he's a con artist, not a cowboy-and the urchin with him is certainly not his brother-she'll never give him a chance.Erin suspects there's more to the enigmatic cowboy than meets the eye. But the sheltered socialite is certain his deep compassion is real. On the long Christmastime train ride to Wyoming, hearts and courage are tested and true motives revealed. And the journey that began in a charade may end with redemption-and a very real love.
Gil Cunningham had hoped that the first time he set foot in the brothel on the Drygate it would also be his last, but by the time all was settled he felt quite at home within its artfully painted chambers. The bawdy house, along with the neighboring property, is offered to Gil and his wife Alys by the forceful Dame Isabella. But matters are confused by an outbreak of counterfeit coins in Glasgow, which Gil has been ordered to investigate. Then Dame Isabella is found dead in strange circumstances, and the more Gil pursues the cause of her death, the more false coins he finds. Rumors circulate that the Devil is abroad in Strathblane. By the time Gil and Alys have untangled matters, some very surprising--and sinister--things have come to light.
When Norman de Ratour discovers the body of Heinrich von Grümh in a car outside his beloved Museum of Man, he knows he faces a sticky public relations mess. What he doesn't know is that the gun used to kill the honorary curator is his own Smith & Wesson revolver. Implicated, publicly embarrassed, his life's work in danger, Norman becomes the prime person on a list of unusual suspects. Along the way, he both lives with and is aided by Alphus, former denizen of the Primate Pavilion and a creature who has an intellect to be reckoned with as well as a low, finely articulated opinion of the human species. As Norman endeavors to find the villain and clear his name, he learns that more than coins gets counterfeited - that people, from the ravishing merry widow Merissa Bonne to the dour Feidhlimidh de Buitlier, are not always what they purport to be. Replete with institutional spoofery, a plot hedged like a garden maze, and a literate style that treats the English language like the verbal funhouse it is, this third in the Norman de Ratour murder mysteries series sustains the genre invented by Poe while twisting and bending it into new forms.
Iris is only 15 when her parents are suddenly and violently hauled away from their country estate by her father's enemy, the Duke of Northumberland. Forced to flee the only home she has ever known, Iris is hidden by her father's friends and allies, who soon have the sad task of informing her that her parents are dead. Despondent, and wanting revenge, Iris agrees to be trained as a spy by the duke's foes, and then work undercover as a lowly kitchen maid. A meeting with the young princess Elizabeth changes Iris's life completely. Because of their resemblance to each other, Elizabeth invites Iris to join her court, where she mingles with lords and ladies and bravely consents to pose as Elizabeth in a desperate ploy to save the princess's life. This vivid historical novel from the author of Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I plunges readers into the treacherous world of the English court. An unusual coming-of-age tale featuring a strong, active heroine, The Counterfeit Princess will appeal to princess fans everywhere.
She nearly pinched herself. But Shannon Harper, Dallas waitress, was at the ball! Trouble was, Crown Prince Marco thought she was his prearranged fiancée! His arrival was unexpected-Shannon had only agreed to impersonate the missing princess as a favor. She'd never planned to meet Marco-after all, the real princess barely knew him. So when the moody, mouthwatering prince commented on her smile, admired her empathy and touched her cheek, who was he really falling for? Shannon knew she should grab her pumpkin and split-but how could she resist one last turn in his arms? After all, it wasn't midnight yet....
Identical twins learn to accept the fact that they have different interests and abilities.
He's handsome, intelligent, romantic and every woman's perfect husband. Too bad he's also three women's perfect husband. Under assumed names, Todd (aka Terry and Michael James) Darling has used his charm to seduce and betray women like Nikki, Jacqueline and Dawn, who all learned too late that their dream marriage was an illusion. Nikki, pregnant and broke, has taken refuge with a lesbian friend and the woman's partner, who are convinced that Nikki's unborn child is the answer to their prayers. Jacqueline turns to some of her eccentric Southern relatives for help, but their immoral lifestyle is a dangerous temptation. Dawn has fought to keep her independence, but now she's forced to move in with her judgmental older sister and brother-in-law, bringing their fragile marriage to the breaking point. Struggling to rebuild their lives, Nikki, Jacqueline and Dawn are each invited by a mysterious woman to learn more about the husband they thought they knew. But on a journey filled with surprises, the greatest revelations will be the truths they learn about themselves. . . .
A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France.
Countering Biological Threats: Challenges for the Department of Defense's Nonproliferation Program Beyond the Former Soviet Unionby National Research Council of the National Academies
In response to a request from the U.S. Congress, this book examines how the unique experience and extensive capabilities of the Department of Defense (DOD) can be extended to reduce the threat of bioterrorism within developing countries outside the former Soviet Union (FSU). During the past 12 years, DOD has invested $800 million in reducing the risk from bioterrorism with roots in the states of the FSU. The program's accomplishments are many fold. The risk of bioterrorism in other countries is too great for DOD not to be among the leaders in addressing threats beyond the FSU. Taking into account possible sensitivities about a U.S. military presence, DOD should engage interested governments in about ten developing countries outside the FSU in biological threat reduction programs during the next five years. Whenever possible, DOD should partner with other organizations that have well established humanitarian reputations in the countries of interest. For example, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization should be considered as potential partners.
Countering Piracy in the Modern Era: Notes from a Rand Workshop to Discuss the Best Approaches for Dealing with Piracy in the 21st Centuryby Peter Chalk Nicholas Burger Laurence Smallman
In March 2009, the RAND Corporation convened a small group of experts from the U.S. government, allied partner nations, the maritime industry, and academic organizations to discuss piracy in the modern era. Participants concluded that mitigating the complex nature of maritime crime requires the input of all stakeholders--state, national, private, and nongovernmental--and must embrace measures beyond the reactive deployment of naval assets.
Can She Do What He Can Do? Everyday people are considering the roles of men and women in the home and church. Evangelical feminists consider these roles interchangeable. In this helpful book, Wayne Grudem offers fifty biblical responses to feminists' arguments. While the Bible teaches that God values men and women equally, their roles in home and church are complementary to each other, not interchangeable. Arguing against both feminism on the left and male chauvinism on the right, this to-the-point handbook is a valuable resource. Men and Women. Church and Home. What are their roles in each? Can the lines be crossed? Evangelical feminists boldly assert that male and female roles are interchangeable. Society reflects the argument. But what does the Bible have to say? Wayne Grudem offers more than forty biblical responses to the most crucial questions on this topic, showing God's equal value in men and women and why their roles are complementary, not interchangeable. This to-the-point handbook is a valuable resource enabling every Christian to grasp the issues, including: What the Bible says about the roles of men and women in marriage Women in the church and in church leadership Theology and the concepts of equality, fairness, and justice Claims that a complementarian view is harmful Praise for Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth, the exhaustive volume of this work: "No one will be able to deny the cumulative strength of the case this author makes." -- J. I. Packer "This is the most thorough, balanced, and biblically accurate treatment of feminism and the Bible I have seen." -- Stu Weber "After the Bible, I cannot imagine a more useful book for finding reliable help in understanding God's will for manhood and womanhood in the church and the home." -- John Piper Story Behind the Book"I would like to see this book as the 'final answer' to the question of feminism in the church today. There has been a lot of controversy and debate in the church on this subject and I have used the Bible exclusively to answer the question of feminism in the church. This book must not be portrayed as anti-women, or as putting women down in any way. This book will seek throughout to elevate and honor women, to regard them as equal in value to men yet with different God-given roles. This book fairly presents arguments and facts, leading people to conclude for themselves that evangelical feminism is clearly contrary to Scripture." --Wayne GrudemFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
This book provides an analysis of how to countermand insurgency and the elements that might hinder its defeat. Inspired by his military experiences as a French military officer and attache in China, Greece, Southeast Asia, and Algeria, the author realized the "need for a compass" in the suppression of insurgency, and he set out to "define the laws of counterinsurgency warfare, to deduce from them its principles, and to outline the corresponding strategy and tactics." Written in 1964, the book in its new printing is as relevant now as it was forty years ago. Counterinsurgency Warfare provides the template for the defeat of today's insurgents and terrorists.
FBI agent Margaret Chisholm-a single mother and soccer mom, quiet, competent-is possessed of an unpredictable red rage that awes even her toughest colleagues. CIA agent Nicholas Denton-once a rising star, now considered a "disappointment"-manages to subtly control much of the Agency from his low-level desk. When Sister Marianne, a nun with a past, becomes the target of a fearsome international assassin, Chisholm and Denton are teamed up in an unlikely intra-agency pairing, code name: Counterparts. Just why Sister Marianne has been targeted remains a mystery, but the closer the assassin gets, the clearer it becomes that this is no ordinary hit. Following a trail of bloodshed that leads from within the walls of a rural New Hampshire convent to Washington's Beltway and finally to the streets of Rome, Chisholm and Denton keep close watch over Sister Marianne as the audacious killer zeroes in, cutting a measured swath of terror in his wake. There, in the Eternal City, Chisholm, Denton, and Sister Marianne will learn that nothing is as it seems: allegiances are variable and treachery is as common as votive candles, while only those they've come to distrust can be counted upon. Chockablock with unanticipated twists and turns, Counterparts will leave readers spinning as the action speeds to its satisfyingly fierce end. Gonzalo Lira is a new talent sure to win an immediate following with this bold, fresh debut.
COUNTERSTRIKE When the alien war engulfing a distant planet spilled to Earth through a network of hidden portals, humankind was plunged into an apocalyptic, generations-old conflict between the Plysserians and the Chodrecai. Now, months after Earth's most powerful military forces formed a tenuous alliance with the Plysserians and countered a devastating, three-pronged Chodrecai offensive, alien survivors continue to wreak havoc on a shell-shocked Earth. Martial law and civil unrest run rampant. Resistance cells and pockets of Chodrecai sympathizers are gathering strength. And two U.S. Marines--Sergeant Major Simon DiCarlo and Sergeant Belinda Russell-- remain trapped on the alien planet of Jontashreena. Now, as human and Plysserian scientists and engineers race to unlock the intergalactic portals and harvest alien technology, Earth prepares for the most explosive battle for its existence. Joining the war effort are recruits like young Colin Laney, who will advance from Marine boot camp to the forefront of a massive invasion on alien terrain--with the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance.
Imagine James Bond meets Sherlock Holmes: Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity is the sequel to Facebook Nation in the Total Information Awareness book series by Newton Lee. The book examines U.S. counterterrorism history, technologies, and strategies from a unique and thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from great thought leaders, and even the make-believe of Hollywood. Demystifying Total Information Awareness, the author expounds on the U.S. intelligence community, artificial intelligence in data mining, social media and privacy, cyber attacks and prevention, causes and cures for terrorism, and longstanding issues of war and peace. The book offers practical advice for businesses, governments, and individuals to better secure the world and protect cyberspace. It quotes U.S. Navy Admiral and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis: "Instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges." The book also provides a glimpse into the future of Plan X and Generation Z, along with an ominous prediction from security advisor Marc Goodman at TEDGlobal 2012: "If you control the code, you control the world." Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness will keep you up at night but at the same time give you some peace of mind knowing that "our problems are manmade -- therefore they can be solved by man [or woman]," as President John F. Kennedy said at the American University commencement in June 1963.
Political transitions often create new law enforcement challenges. This Brief provides an examination of such special law enforcement challenges in the Northern Caucasas, both due to the unique structure of the crime groups that are active in the region, and to the unique social and political environment in which they operate. In 2002, Russian President Vladamir Putin declared the end of the war in Chechnya. In 2006, he announced the insurgency was defeated. Yet today, Russia maintains a significant Internal Police presence in the Northern Caucasus to contain approximately 700 insurgents at a cost estimated to be more than the equivalent of $1 billion per year. Russian law enforcement, armed forces, and their local proxies are fighting irregular forces that operate in a manner akin to organized crime groups or terrorist cells. These groups have formed flexible networks which can sustain heavy losses, including the "decapitation" of their leaders, only to reconstitute themselves ready to fight another day. Beginning with a historical overview of the police and military structures in the region, this Brief provides a case study into the origins, structures, and unique strategies for counter-terrorism policing in these complex conditions. It also provides recommendations for the future, and a framework for understanding similar cases of terrorist operations in areas of political unrest, an increasing global threat.
Was the "Blood Countess" history's first and perhaps worst female serial killer? Or did her accusers create a violent fiction in order to remove this beautiful, intelligent, ambitious foe from the male-dominated world of Hungarian politics? In 1611, Countess Erzsébet Báthory, a powerful Hungarian noblewoman, stood helpless as masons walled her inside her castle tower, dooming her to spend her final years in solitary confinement. Her crime--the gruesome murders of dozens of female servants, mostly young girls tortured to death for displeasing their ruthless mistress. Her opponents painted her as a bloodthirsty škrata--a witch--a portrayal that would expand to grotesque proportions through the centuries.In this riveting dramatization of Erzsébet Báthory's life, the countess tells her story in her own words, writing to her only son--a final reckoning from his mother in an attempt to reveal the truth behind her downfall. Countess Báthory describes her upbringing in one of the most powerful noble houses in Hungary, recounting in loving detail her devotion to her parents and siblings as well as the heartbreak of losing her father at a young age. She soon discovers the price of being a woman in sixteenth-century Hungary as her mother arranges her marriage to Ferenc Nádasdy, a union made with the cold calculation of a financial transaction. Young Erzsébet knows she has no choice but to accept this marriage even as she laments its loveless nature and ultimately turns to the illicit affections of another man. Seemingly resigned to a marriage of convenience and a life of surreptitious pleasure, the countess surprises even herself as she ignites a marital spark with Ferenc through the most unromantic of acts: the violent punishment of an insolent female servant. The event shows Ferenc that his wife is no trophy but a strong, determined woman more than capable of managing their vast estates during Ferenc's extensive military campaigns against the Turks. Her naked assertion of power accomplishes what her famed beauty could not: capturing the love of her husband. The countess embraces this new role of loving wife and mother, doing everything she can to expand her husband's power and secure her family's future. But a darker side surfaces as Countess Báthory's demand for virtue, obedience, and, above all, respect from her servants takes a sinister turn. What emerges is not only a disturbing, unflinching portrait of the deeds that gave Báthory the moniker "Blood Countess," but an intimate look at the woman who became a monster.
COWBOYS AND INDIANS NEVER FOUGHT LIKE THIS! When Letitia DeMarco won the deed to her ex's Montana ranch, she didn't know it came with a negative cash flow--and Tyler Barnes, a foreman with a state-size chip on his shoulder. Before she could even unpack her boots, they locked spurs and the ranch became the wildest honky-tonk in town. Letitia was sultry, high society and Italian in every way but heritage. Tyler was the soul of Montana's wide-open spaces. He had been born and bred on a ranch; his easy chair was a horse's back. When they locked horns, it was winner take all. And, come high noon, there would be only one winner in this showdown.
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