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Deborah Epstein Nord traces the nearly ubiquitous British preoccupation with Gypsies in imaginative works by John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence.
A true icon of America at a turning point in its history, Gypsy Rose Lee was the first--and the only--stripper to become a household name, write novels, and win the adulation of intellectuals, bankers, socialites, and ordinary Americans. Her outrageous blend of funny-smart sex symbol with the aura of high culture--she boasted that she liked to read Great Books and listen to classical music while taking off her clothes on-stage--inspired a musical, memoirs, a portrait by Max Ernst, and a species of rose. Gypsyis the first book about Gypsy Rose Lee's life, fame, and place in America not written by a family member, and it reveals her deep impact on the social and cultural transformations taking shape during her life. Rachel Shteir, author of the prize-winningStriptease, gives us Gypsy's story from her arrival in New York in 1931 to her sojourns in Hollywood, her friendships and rivalries with writers and artists, the Sondheim musical, family memoirs that retold her history in divergent ways, and a television biopic currently in the making. With verve, audacity, and native guile, Gypsy Rose Lee moved striptease from the margins of American life to Broadway, Hollywood, and Main Street. Gypsytells how she did it, and why.
Samantha and Jen are out camping when they meet Nicholas, a boy traveling cross-country on a beautiful Gypsy Vanner mare, learning about his gypsy ancestry.
Feeling uninspired by the contents of your cupboards and fridge? Don't be! All you need is a little culinary magic to turn what you have into what you crave. Let gourmet food-store owner Lisa Lamme provide mealtime imagin-ation with delectable recipes from her award-winning Gypsy Kitchen. Spices, oils, and condiments jazz up the boring so you can transform chicken breasts into Grilled Jerk Chicken with Pineapple and Peppers, pork chops into Garlic Roast Pork with Rosemary Apple Sauce, and fish fillets into Marmalade Glazed Salmon. Now, you'll be able to conjure up what you want, whenever you want it. Whether you're whipping up dinner after work or entertaining friends last minute, The Gypsy Kitchen dazzles and delivers dishes that are certain to satisfy.
This book is a tribute to a dog, or rather to two dogs; two very fine English Setters with whose friendship I once honored. They were Gypsy Lad, 88127, and his litter sister, Miss Gyp II, 88239. The former loaned his name and personality to the hero of this story. Gypsy Lad, the real Gypsy Lad, unfortunately did not live long enough to run in the field trials, and it is highly problematical what sort of a record he would have made. In his first year in the field he was a good, steady hunter, with a good nose, and he handled well, but there are many dogs of that type.
Approximately one thousand years ago Gypsies, or Roma, left their native India. Today Gypsies can be found in countries throughout the world, their distinct culture still intact in spite of the intense persecution they have endured. This authoritative collection brings together leading Gypsy and non-Gypsy scholars to examine the Romani legal system, an autonomous body of law based on an oral tradition and existing alongside dominant national legal networks. For centuries the Roma have survived by using defensive strategies, especially the absolute exclusion of gadje (non-Gypsies) from their private lives, their values, and information about Romani language and social institutions. Sexuality, gender, and the body are fundamental to Gypsy law, with rules that govern being pure (vujo) or impure (marime). Women play an important role in maintaining legal customs, having the power to sanction and to contaminate, but they are not directly involved in legal proceedings. These essays offer a comparative perspective on Romani legal procedures and identity, including topics such as the United States' criminalization of many aspects of Gypsy law, parallels between Jewish and Gypsy law, and legal distinctions between Romani communities. The contributors raise broad theoretical questions that transcend the specific Gypsy context and offer important insights into understanding oral legal traditions. Together they suggest a theoretical framework for explaining the coexistence of formal and informal law within a single legal system. They also highlight the ethical dilemmas encountered in comparative law research and definitions of "human rights."
As the poor relation to a wealthy family, lovely Meg Shaw is obliged to be a governess companion to their daughter. But when her charge runs away, and Meg's position with the family is threatened, she embarks on a search of her own to find the missing heiress and clear her good name. Little did she expect that her path would cross Daffyd Reynard, a wealthy and dashing gentleman with the wild heart of a gypsy. Though Meg doesn't trust the glib and handsome rogue, and by polite society's rules cannot travel alone with a man, she reluctantly accepts Daffyd's help in her mission. Now all she has to do is find the missing heiress, keep her identity a secret, prevent her reputation from being ruined and fight the temptation of Daffyd's kiss...
Ten years ago, a Gypsy cursed the sons of three who wrongly accused her boy, Carlo, of murder. Now they must find the real killer before death revisits the bayou. And only true love will break the evil spell they are under....Wyatt: A police detective blinded in the line of duty. He loved Alessandra King-but their relationship ended when she learned his father testified against her cousin Carlo. Now Wyatt was back to prove Carlo's innocence...and that he'd never stopped loving Alessandra.Garner: An attorney who's lost everyone he's ever loved. He agreed to help Sabina King overturn Carlo's conviction, but he didn't plan on falling for the exotic beauty-which could jeopardize her safety....Andrei: A man cursed to never fully love a woman. Now he has crossed paths again with socialite Elizabeth Granville, daughter of the murder victim, to help her find the truth-and find love again for himself-against all odds.
Jake and Nog can't resist stealing a look at the Fjori star maps. It's an adventure, until they're caught!
Chances are, your husband or boyfriend (also known as a Highly Identifiable Male, or H.I.M.) didn't come with an owner's manual or operating instructions. But the good news is: you are now holding the very next best thing. Does your H.I.M. try to "fix" you, rather than listen to you, when you talk?Has your H.I.M. shown signs of a mysterious addiction to baseball, ESPN--or the dreaded "remote"?Is your H.I.M. unable to respond to your question "How do you feel about that?" with anything more than a slack-jawed stare? If so, you're not alone. But help is on the way! With tongue-in-cheek, laugh-out-loud humor, author Chris Fabry offers you a bounty of helpful, hilarious insights into the "secrets" of male behavior. Do you wonder why your man acts the way he does? Do you yearn for practical tips to help you build an even more satisfying relationship with him? Then join us now as we take an unprecedented journey into the strange and intriguing world of The Highly Identifiable Male.From the Trade Paperback edition.
His name was Parnell Perkins. He was shot at close range and left for dead in the parking lot. To the cops, it looked like a robbery gone sour. To Kinsey it looked like the cops were walking away.
Using the alphabet format, this picture book describes the many situations and experiences that military families, especially their children encounter. For example history, rank, and quarters are explained.
From A to Z all that is fishing is explained in this illustrated picture book using poetry and prose. Topics include angler, catch and release, fly-fishing, tackle, and more.
Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet....
The H.M.S. Unseen is one of the most efficient, lethal submarines ever built. But suddenly, on a training mission off the English coast, it vanishes, baffling military intelligence on both sides of the Atlantic, including National Security Adviser Admiral Arnold Morgan. A missing weapon is dangerous enough. But then the unthinkable begins to happen....Planes begin blowing up across the skies.Searching for answers, Morgan is convinced that only one man can be behind all these devastating events: his archenemy, the world's most cunning--yet reportedly dead--terrorist spy. Determined to stop his old nemesis, Morgan must use all his wits to find a madman armed with a powerful sub hidden somewhere in a million square miles of ocean. What Morgan doesn't know, however, is that the fanatical terrorist has a plan of his own, one that will bring these two intense warriors face-to-face--and only one will come out alive in one of the most chilling spy stories of the year.
When sweating the small stuff gets to be a way of life, this book can help keep things in perspective. Packed with anecdotes, quotes, and more, Ha! can make even the grayest day full of sunshine with it's humorous look at the lighter side of life. A great gift for the lover of laughter in your life!
It's been thirty years since a Vietnam War injury left Howard Kapostash unable to speak, read, or write. He can communicate only with sounds and gestures, which makes him appear slow and disturbed. But inside his head, Howie is the same man he always was, longing for Sylvia, his high school sweetheart. Then Howie's solitude comes to an abrupt end: Sylvia is being forced into rehab and needs him to care for her nine-year-old son.
An electrical engineer, at the age of 94 and dabbling in the earth sciences, discovers an incredible and shocking truth - since the beginning of the earth, life on earth has been periodically ruined and had to start again.
Magic . . . or Murder Angela Matelli had had some weird cases in her day - but the world of voodoo, zombies and that ol' black magic is as strange as it gets for the Boston P.I., especially when it occurs on the grounds of a prestigious Vermont college. Dr. Don Cannon, professor of anthropology, is on the receiving end of some disturbing gifts: a voodoo doll, and a chicken heart. He's also witnessed a recently deceased student wandering the campus grounds. The rattled prof thinks he's either going insane - or there's a zombie stalking Hartmore College. He wants Angela to tell him which. Posing as a student, Angela learns more than she ever wanted to about the walking dead - especially when it looks as if she's about to join them.
Ceci Baron's seemingly glamorous life has taken her from continent to continent and from bed to bed. Against her better judgment, she returns to Jamaica and is drawn into a family crisis.
A young girl is brought up in seclusion by her elderly parents who are obsessed with isolating her from the sinfulness of life in the wicked world. When, to secure her future, they marry her off to an elderly widower, they set in motion events more terrible than the most hateful of parents could have foreseen. A woman with an enticing sexual secret marries an elderly gentleman - and then another and another. It is all too easy, it seems, to get into the habit of widowhood. A young soldier, home from World War I, is determined to live and love not just for himself, but for all his fallen comrades. But in doing so he enrages a number of husbands. A man going through a midlife crisis meets the bully who made his life hell at school. Some things never change, he discovers, including the taste for inflicting pain.
Discussions abound today about the state of the union, its place in the world, and the founding fathers' intentions. Did they want the United States to become a republic or an empire? Thomas Jefferson, after all, called the young nation an "empire for liberty." Later words through two centuries all evoked empire: "manifest destiny" in the 1840s, "benevolent assimilation" in 1898, and "our responsibility to lead" in 2002. Indeed, since Jefferson's day, Americans have proudly proclaimed liberty and cherished democracy even as they have often behaved imperially. Habits of Empire documents this expansionist behavior by examining each of the nation's territorial acquisitions since the first in 1782--how the land was acquired, how its previous occupants were removed or reduced, and how it was then settled and stabilized. By 1853, when the continental United States was fully established from sea to shining sea, the nation's habit of empire-building had become firmly formed. Each of the acquisitions is a story in itself. In Paris in 1782, the American negotiators--the crafty Benjamin Franklin, the crabby John Adams, and the crooked John Jay--stubbornly and with much luck pushed the new country's western boundary to the Mississippi River and almost gained southern Canada as well. Hardly any Americans yet lived west of the Appalachians, and their armies had not conquered the region, but they won it nevertheless. That allowed Robert Livingston and James Monroe in 1803 to accept Napoleon's astonishing offer to sell all of Louisiana. Through a volatile mix of leadership, luck, aggression, chicanery, rampant population growth, and self-confident ideology came the further acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and the Southwest. From the 1850s through the 1920s, America's empire-building reached across the Pacific (from Alaska through Hawaii and Samoa to the Philippines) and around the Caribbean (from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and several "protectorates" to the Panama Canal and the Virgin Islands). After 1945, American expansion took a new global form, military and economic, and built on the need to contain the Soviet Union in the Cold War. After 2001 and the start of the "war on terror," it became both defensive and assertive. Acclaimed historian Walter Nugent shows how the United States, asserting republican virtue but employing imperial force, has long lived with the contradiction inherent in Jefferson's famous phrase "empire for liberty." Enlightening, empathetic, comprehensive, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of America's imperialism as no other has done.
Dr. Fichtner presents a concise summary of the development and problems of the Habsburg Empire as a multi-ethnic state from the sixteenth century to the end of World War I. Twenty-six documents, some from local journals and periodicals of the era, illustrate the political, cultural, and economic relations of the Habsburg peoples, both with their rulers and with one another.
This is a revised and updated edition of a highly acclaimed history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. Charles W. Ingrao challenges the conventional notion of Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward by tracing its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence. The Habsburg monarchy was undeniably different from other European polities: geography and linguistic diversity made this inevitable, but by 1789 it had laid the groundwork for a single polity capable of transcending its uniquely diverse cultural and historic heritage. Charles W. Ingrao unravels the web of social, political, economic and cultural factors that shaped the Habsburg monarchy during the period, and presents this complex story in a manner that is both authoritative and accessible to non-specialists. This new edition includes a revised text and bibliographies, new genealogical tables, and an epilogue which looks forward to the impact of the Habsburg monarchy on twentieth-century events.
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