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While over the past decade a number of scholars have done significant work on questions of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identities, this volume is the first to collect this groundbreaking work and make black queer studies visible as a developing field of study in the United States. Bringing together essays by established and emergent scholars, this collection assesses the strengths and weaknesses of prior work on race and sexuality and highlights the theoretical and political issues at stake in the nascent field of black queer studies. Including work by scholars based in English, film studies, black studies, sociology, history, political science, legal studies, cultural studies, and performance studies, the volume showcases the broadly interdisciplinary nature of the black queer studies project. The contributors consider representations of the black queer body, black queer literature, the pedagogical implications of black queer studies, and the ways that gender and sexuality have been glossed over in black studies and race and class marginalized in queer studies. Whether exploring the closet as a racially loaded metaphor, arguing for the inclusion of diaspora studies in black queer studies, considering how the black lesbian voice that was so expressive in the 1970s and 1980s is all but inaudible today, or investigating how the social sciences have solidified racial and sexual exclusionary practices, these insightful essays signal an important and necessary expansion of queer studies. Contributors. Bryant K. Alexander, Devon Carbado, Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Keith Clark, Cathy Cohen, Roderick A. Ferguson, Jewelle Gomez, Phillip Brian Harper, Mae G. Henderson, Sharon P. Holland, E. Patrick Johnson, Kara Keeling, Dwight A. McBride, Charles I. Nero, Marlon B. Ross, Rinaldo Walcott, Maurice O. Wallace
Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil's Gate with Clive Cussler, takes readers to the furthest edges of civilization with his signature blend of ancient legend and modern suspense. Gear up for the next installment of his Hawker/Laidlaw series, The Eden Prophecy, with this eBook bundle of the first two novels: Black Rain and Black Sun. BLACK RAIN Covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw leads an expedition into the deepest reaches of the Amazon in search of a legendary Mayan city, assisted by a mercenary named Hawker--unaware that their team is a replacement for a group that vanished weeks before. Shadowed by a ruthless billionaire, threatened by a violent indigenous tribe, and stalked by an unseen enemy that leaves battered corpses in its wake, the expedition desperately seeks the connection between the deadly reality of a Mayan legend and the chilling secret buried beneath the ruins. BLACK SUN In the heart of the Amazon, Danielle Laidlaw has made an incredible discovery: a translucent Mayan stone generating massive waves of energy while counting down toward the infamous apocalyptic date December 21, 2012. And somewhere, there are three more just like it. What power will be unleashed if all four stones come together? Who created them--and who has them now? Using a cryptic Mayan map and a prophecy that points to the end of the world, Danielle and her team race toward answers. But were these artifacts meant to save us--or to destroy us once and for all? Contains a preview of Graham Brown's next thrilling Hawker/Laidlaw novel, The Eden Prophecy!
Covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw leads an expedition into the deepest reaches of the Amazon in search of a legendary Mayan city. Assisted by a renowned university professor and protected by a mercenary named Hawker, her team journeys into the tangled rain forest--unaware that they are replacements for a group that vanished weeks before, and that the treasure they are seeking is no mere artifact but a breakthrough discovery that could transform the world. Shadowed by a ruthless billionaire, threatened by a violent indigenous tribe, and stalked by an unseen enemy that leaves battered corpses in its wake, the group desperately seeks the connection between the deadly reality of the Mayan legend, the nomadic tribe that haunts them, and the chilling secret buried beneath the ancient ruins.
From the author of Montana Dawn--a Booklist Top 10 Westerns of the Decade--comes a story of vengeance, courage, and the savagery of the Old West... When they put Ehron Lee Burrows away for a crime he didn't commit, they had no idea what the hellish desert prison would do to the once decent man. Escaping with the help of a murderous convict, Ehron Lee sets his mind to getting revenge on the two men he holds responsible for his imprisonment. Kidnapping their loved ones, he sets a ransom that can't be paid in cash...but in lives. But there is an even more dangerous threat to the huddled group of kidnappers and captives: an Apache uprising has cut them off from all help. As the danger grows, the group's members are forced to work together--or face annihilation...
For the devoted followers of the dazzling Deverry and Westlands cycle, Katharine Kerr continues the magical epic saga she began in The Red Wyvern.In her latest tale, the scene shifts seamlessly between the shattered land of the Rhiddaer and the historic end of the Civil Wars, when Lilli, newly apprenticed to dweomer, fought with her untried powers to save her beloved Prince Maryn from evil.Centuries later, in the city of Cerr Cawnen, the old evil awakens yet again when the sorceress Raena schemes to destroy Rhodry Maelwaedd, her bitter enemy during life after life. But her malice will draw the intervention of astral powers--and unleash the ravaging rage of Rhodry's guardian dragon. Only another untried dweomer can buy safety for the city and the berserker himself--and only at a most fearsome price....From the Trade Paperback edition.
"The Black Raven" shifts effortlessly between the shattered lands of the Rhiddaer and Dun Deverry itself. At the historic end of the Civil Wars, Lilli, newly apprenticed to the dweomer, fights with her untried powers to save her beloved Prince Maryn from evil. Centuries later, in the city of Cerr Cawnen, the old evil awakens yet again when the sorceress Raena schemes to destroy Rhodry Maelwaedd, her bitter enemy during life after life. But her malice will draw the intervention of astral powers -- and unleash the ravaging rage of Rhodry's guardian dragon. Only another untried dweomer can buy safety for the city and the berserker himself -- and only at a most fearsome price...
He Had Given Her the One Thing She Treasured Most...and He Didn't Even Know ItEden Maes came back to the Native American pueblo to clear her family's name for the sake of her baby boy. What she found was danger…land only one strong helping hand.She knew that as a tribal cop, it was Nick Black Raven's duty to protect her. And as a man who'd once loved her, it was his debt of honor. But as the father of their child.... Would he remain a slave to his badge or could the call of family claim his heart forever?
A small-time thug with big dreams, Black sees crack cocaine as his way out of the Virginia housing projects where he grew up. Along with his cousin Lo, Black works side by side with hustlers and killers. It's not long before they're thrown into situations way beyond their control, and their family bonds are thoroughly tested. Angela grew up in a conservative upper-class neighborhood, so her experience with the streets is almost nonexistent. When she goes away to Hampton University, her beauty and sex appeal bring her plenty of attention, and she gets an education in things she never expected to experience. When Angela and Black cross paths, their lives are turned around once again. This is a love affair that should never happen, but sometimes things are just too good to resist. Author Edd McNair takes readers on a roller-coaster ride. The plot twists and turns, giving readers a look at the hood from the inside like they've never seen it before.
How the government has used the Constitution to deny black Americans their legal rights From the arrival of the first twenty slaves in Jamestown to the Howard Beach Incident of 1986, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King, federal law enforcement has pleaded lack of authority against white violence while endorsing surveillance of black rebels and using "constitutional" military force against them. In this groundbreaking study, constitutional scholar Mark Frances Berry analyzes the reasons why millions of African Americans whose lives have improved enormously, both socially and economically, are still at risk of police abuse and largely unprotected from bias crimes.
From one of our most gifted writers on the natural world comes a stunning exploration of a unique landscape and the improbable and endangered animal that makes its home there.Rick Bass first made a name for himself as a writer and seeker of rare, iconic animals, including the grizzlies and wolves of the American West. Now he's off on a new, far-flung adventure in the Namib of southwest Africa on the trail of another fascinating, vulnerable species. The black rhino is a three-thousand-pound, squinty-eyed giant that sports three-foot-long dagger horns, lives off poisonous plants, and goes for days without water.Human intervention and cutting-edge conservation saved the rhinos--for now--from the brink of extinction brought on by poaching and war. Against the backdrop of one of the most ancient and harshest terrains on earth, Bass, with his characteristic insight and grace, probes the complex relationship between humans and nature and meditates on our role as both destroyer and savior.In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's The Tree Where Man Was Born, Bass captures a haunting slice of Africa, especially of the "black" rhinos that glow ghostly white in the gleaming sun.
When Dog's Life writer Holly Winter and Rowdy, one of her two prize Alaskan malamutes, plan to spend a week at Waggin' Tail Camp, a resort in Maine for dogs and their owners, Holly's in heaven--until she receives a black-edged card consoling her for the loss of her pet. Is Kimi, Holly's other malamute, in jeopardy? Or is this someone's sick idea of a joke?
There is no stronger argument for the death penalty than Nicholas Balagula, the bloodthirsty West Coast crime boss who has been charged with sixty-three counts of homicide, many of them children. And now reclusive rogue journalist Frank Corso -- the only non-participant invited to observe the closed court proceedings -- stands uncomfortably in the center of the most crazed media circus to hit Seattle in years . . . until a personal tragedy diverts his attention. When photojournalist Meg Dougherty -- once Corso's lover and still his dearest friend -- comes face-to-face with a pair of cold-blooded executioners and ends up clinging weakly to life in the I.C.U., the angry lone-wolf reporter vows to make all the guilty parties pay, by his own hand if necessary. But the black river of lies, secrets, corruption, and murder surrounding both the Balagula trial and Meg's "accident" is much deeper and more dangerous than even Frank Corso anticipated. And if he wades in over his head, the undertow could drag him to his death.
A tense Western and an assured debut, Black River tells the story of a man marked by a prison riot as he returns to the town, and the convict, who shaped him. When Wes Carver returns to Black River, he carries two things in the cab of his truck: his wife's ashes and a letter from the prison parole board. The convict who held him hostage during a riot, twenty years ago, is being considered for release.Wes has been away from Black River ever since the riot. He grew up in this small Montana town, encircled by mountains, and, like his father before him and most of the men there, he made his living as a Corrections Officer. A talented, natural fiddler, he found solace and joy in his music. But during that riot Bobby Williams changed everything for Wes -- undermining his faith and taking away his ability to play.How can a man who once embodied evil ever come to good? How can he pay for such crimes with anything but his life? As Wes considers his own choices and grieves for all he's lost, he must decide what he believes and whether he can let Williams walk away.With spare prose and stunning detail, S. M. Hulse drops us deep into the heart and darkness of an American town.
RMS Rhone, just three years old then and the pretty queen of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's fleet, sank in the great St. Narciso hurricane of late October 1867, a devastating category three storm that bored a line east to west atop the Antilles, and ruthlessly thinned the islands' population while it sank some seventy ships in port and local waters.Fleeing from Tortola across Drake Strait and toward open water at full speed, through the backside of the hurricane and nearly blinded by rain and spray, Rhone drove aground on Black Rock, in the shallows off Salt Island, shoved to her fate by 140 mile and hour winds. The impact and the subsequent explosion of her boiler tore the 310-foot long ship in half. One hundred twenty four drowned that morning or were scalded to death in the engine room. Only twenty-three survived.Five other company ships went down, too. Remarkably, a sixth company ship, the tiny paddle steamer Conway managed to live through the day, although dismasted and with her deck swept clear of funnel, paddle boxes, and rigging.This is the story of those ships, and the story of Jeremiah Murphy, a salty hardhat diver, who spent most of the next six years salvaging the wreck of the Rhone and clearing neighboring harbors of the storm's detritus. Without a doubt, Black Rock and Blue Water will appeal powerfully to readers of maritime history, and to recreational divers of all ages.
In the second book in the exciting Celtic Crusades series, Murdo and his family search for a piece of the cross of Christ.
She never saw this coming... Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people--and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost. Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him--and him to her. No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community. INCLUDES A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT TITLE IN THE CORNERSTONE TRILOGY, GRAY BISHOP "Kelly Meding is a real storyteller and I look forward to reading more of her work."--Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Raised on a steady diet of Star Wars, Freddy Krueger and "Fear Street" novels, Kelly Meade developed a love for all things paranormal at a very young age. The stealthy adolescent theft of a tattered paperback from her grandmother's collection of Harlequins sparked an interest in romance that has continued to this day. Writing as Kelly Meding, Meade is the author of the Dreg City urban fantasy and the MetaWars books.
Roz is a woman of independent means who thinks love is all in the past-but she's about to be taken by surprise. Number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel of her In the Garden trilogy, as three women discover the secrets from the past contained within their historic home.
Jack and Lucy's adventure continues as the two friends travel through an interdimensional portal to another world and pledge themselves to the Apollonians' humanitarian cause. However, they have yet to find the Risa Star. As their quest to find Alex and defeat the Darkness unfolds, their journey takes them to alien worlds that uncannily parallel their own: an arctic mountain range, a city in the throes of industrialization, and a forest with inhabitants who are literally a part of their environment. But Jack and Lucy aren't the only ones looking for the Risa Star. The Cult of Dionysus draws ever closer to the completion of its super weapon and threatens to bring about carnage on an unprecedented scale. Meanwhile Alex remains the Emperor's prisoner, struggling against the increasingly inviting pull of the Darkness.
Terrifying secrets, torn loyalties, love versus duty, the gripping story of a young actress caught up in highly dangerous events in 1930s Berlin... Berlin, 1933. Warning bells ring across Europe as Hitler comes to power. Clara Vine, an attractive young Anglo-German actress, arrives in Berlin to find work at the famous Ufa studios. Through a chance meeting, she is unwillingly drawn into a circle of Nazi wives, among them Magda Goebbels, Anneliese von Ribbentrop and Goering's girlfriend Emmy Sonnemann. As part of his plan to create a new pure German race, Hitler wants to make sweeping changes to the lives of women, starting with the formation of a Reich Fashion Bureau, instructing women on what to wear and how to behave. Clara is invited to model the dowdy, unflattering clothes. Then she meets Leo Quinn who is working for British intelligence and who sees in Clara the perfect recruit to spy on her new elite friends, using her acting skills to win their confidence. But when Magda Goebbels reveals to Clara a dramatic secret and entrusts her with an extraordinary mission, Clara feels threatened, compromised, desperately caught between her duty towards - and growing affection for - Leo, and the impossibly dangerous task Magda has forced upon her. Kate Saunders praises Patrimony: 'Two beguiling love stories, past and present, brilliantly entwined. I was mesmerised' And Kate Figes on The Shell House: 'One of those novels you just want to curl up with on a cold afternoon... this is an intelligent woman's love story'
This Comprehensive Owner's Guide to the Black Russian Terrier serves as a complete introduction to this outstanding all-around working dog and guardian breed! The Black Russian Terrier, created in Russia in the 1950s as the ultimate protection breed, is recognizable for its solid black coat color and solid muscular construction. This up-and-coming rare breed has captured the dog world by storm, as thousands of owners are discovering the breed's unique blend of resourcefulness, strength, loyalty and trainability. The opening chapter discusses the creation of the Black Russian Terrier, or the Russkiy Tchiorny Terrier as his comrades at home call him, in the aftermath of World War II from the Giant Schnauzer, Rottweiler, Airedale Terrier, and other breeds. The book continues with chapters on characteristics and the breed standard encapsulating all of the virtues of the "Black Pearl of Russia," offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are brimming with detail and illustrated with handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered good canine citizens. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides accurate information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. The final chapter on solving behavior problems-from aggression and chewing to separation anxiety and barking-will be of use to owners of puppies and adults as well. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as vaccines, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and more. Fully indexed.
In May 1962, as the struggle for civil rights heated up in the United States and leaders of the Catholic Church prepared to meet for Vatican Council II, Pope John XXIII named the first black saint of the Americas, the Peruvian Martín de Porres (1579-1639), and designated him the patron of racial justice. The son of a Spanish father and a former slavewoman from Panamá, Martín served a lifetime as the barber and nurse at the great Dominican monastery in Lima. This book draws on visual representations of Martín and the testimony of his contemporaries to produce the first biography of this pious and industrious black man from the cosmopolitan capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. The book vividly chronicles the evolving interpretations of his legend and his miracles, and traces the centuries-long campaign to formally proclaim Martín de Porres a hero of universal Catholicism.
When terrorists butcher his sensei, a samurai takes vengeance in bloodOn leave in Tokyo, American GI Robert Sand is shot trying to protect an old man from a quartet of drunk American soldiers. As Sand passes out, the old man springs on his tormenters, beating them senseless with frail, wrinkled fists. He is Master Konuma, keeper of the ancient secrets of the samurai, and Sand is about to become his newest pupil. Over the next seven years, the American learns martial arts, swordplay, and stealth, becoming not just the first black man to ever take the oath of the samurai, but the strongest fighter Konuma has ever trained. One night, two dozen terrorists ambush the dojo, slaughtering Konuma and his students as the first step in a terrifying assault on world peace. Though he cannot save his sensei, Sand escapes with his life and a gnawing hunger for vengeance. All he has is his sword, but his sword is all he needs.
A brutal machine gun massacre at a seaside resort kicks off a deadly hunt for a priceless ancient artifact. And while NYPD detective Teddy Lucas chases searing love and Greek cop Andreas Vassos pursues an obsessive passion, the toughest case of their careers could get them slammed into a New York City sidewalk.
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