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I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black Worldby Trevor Paglen
Updated with New Information and Additional Patches. They're on the shoulders of all military personnel: patches showing what a soldier's unit does. But what if that's top secret? "A glimpse of [the Pentagon's] dark world through a revealing lens-patches--the kind worn on military uniforms... The book offers not only clues into the nature of the secret programs, but also a glimpse of zealous male bonding among the presumed elite of the military-industrial complex. The patches often feel like fraternity pranks gone ballistic." -William Broad, The New York Times. I COULD TELL YOU is a bestselling collection of more than seventy military patches representing secret government projects. Here author/photographer/investigator Trevor Paglen explores classified weapons projects and intelligence operations by scrutinizing their own imagery and jargon, disclosing new facts about important military units, which are here known by peculiar names ("Goat Suckers," "Grim Reapers," "Tastes Like Chicken") and illustrated with occult symbols and ridiculous cartoons. The precisely photographed patches--worn by military personnel working on classified missions, such as those at the legendary Area 51--reveal much about a strange and eerie world about which little was previously known. "A fresh approach to secret government." -Steven Aftergood, The Federation of American Scientists. "An impressive collection." -Justin Rood, ABC News. "A fascinating set of shoulder patches." -Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report. "I was fascinated... [Paglen] has assembled about 40 colorful patch insignia from secret, military 'black' programs that are hardly ever discussed in public. He has plenty of regalia from the real denizens of Area 51." -Alex Beam, The Boston Globe.
A deal with a devilishly sexy cowboy...Self-help guru Bethany Grace has returned home to clean up the now-decrepit family ranch after her father's death. Rather than just set the whole place ablaze (her first choice), she settles for a nice symbolic little blaze outside...until things get out of hand!Cowboy Nash Bledsoe is working at the Last Chance Ranch next door when he sees the smoke. Bethany is the last person he expects-or wants-to see. How can he explain that she's indirectly responsible for ruining his life?Still, there's an opportunity for Nash to buy the ranch if he can help restore it, and the two strike a deal. But there's a whole lot of chemistry in the fine print, and Nash is about to discover that where there's smoke, there's fire!
When Chris finds a wallet on the street, he tries to return it to its owner. In trouble at home and at school, he is struggling to do the right thing. However, as circumstances slowly start unraveling and his whole life appears headed down the drain, Chris realizes that the person who owns the wallet looks a lot like him and has a life he would do almost anything for. What if he switched identities? What if he became someone else?
The watchers see things that others can't see. In this installment, a young girl discovers she is a clone...and has only days to live unless she finds the secrets of her creators.
Weber presents a readable yet comprehensive look at cochlear implants and shares her own story: why did she choose to hear? how did she cope? what were the frustrations with implants? The book includes some technical information and lists of resources for those with hearing disabilities. A marvelous book.
Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can inspire an angry mob to pick up those clubs in the first place. This collection of fifty speeches reveals how men and women throughout the ages changed the course of history. Featuring classical orators, wartime heroes, and contemporary icons, from Elizabeth I to Abraham Lincoln, from Margaret Thatcher to Nelson Mandela, right up through Barack Obama, I Dare Say: Great Speeches that Changed the World tells the great stories of human history, including: · The Ancient World: Public speaking became an art in ancient Greece and Rome, and the records of speeches written by philosophers and teachers such as Homer and Cicero form the bedrock for modern philosophical thought and epic literary works.· European History: The bloody Crusades, fractious divisions among the European powers, and a political philosophy of terror redraw the maps of Europe.· Early American History: The dynamic speeches that rallied thousands to join arms against their motherland--and their brothers--from the American Revolution to the Civil War.· Slavery, Suffrage, and Civil Rights: Impassioned and eloquent speeches from luminaries such as Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Hillary Rodham Clinton document the struggle for equal rights that shapes the modern world.· World Wars I and II: The rallying cries to protect, defend, and conquer that defined the twenty-first century--from both the winners and losers of the great World Wars.· Colonialism and Apartheid: The calls for peace and equality from leade
From sexpert Susie Bright, this luxe box contains 30 seductive prompts and dares--each sealed in an envelope ready for the taking. Select an envelope, tear it open, and read the card aloud to discover what comes next. No two lovers will play the cards the same way twice!
The story of a Muslim woman's conversion to Christianity.
Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbor, is woven into the national psyche, the product of cynical foreign interventions. Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard for a new, racially pure Roman empire; Britain sold off its industry for scrap; the United States needed a base for its state-of-the-art spy station; and the Soviet Union used it as a pawn in a proxy war. In I Didn't Do It for You, Michela Wrong reveals the breathtaking abuses this tiny nation has suffered and, with a sharp eye for detail and a taste for the incongruous, tells the story of colonialism itself and how international power politics can play havoc with a country's destiny.
Introduces a thought-provoking, inspirational compilation of questions for prospective brides and grooms, covering everything from what a couple most anticipates about their upcoming wedding day, to what a woman would say to her father while he is walking her down the aisle.
"We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty." -- Benito Mussolini It's not like I'm surprised my mom picked the Mussolini quote for her wedding invitation. She's never been what one would call "conventional". I was a little surprised (but happy) when she agreed to marry my English teacher, Max Medina. Which makes my summer even busier -- with my classes at Chilton, the wedding planning, and, as Paris so efficiently pointed out, about ten years of extracurricular activities to catch up on, it makes me wonder: whatever happened to the good ol' days of summer loving, had me a blast?
Bachelor Daddy Takes a Bride!San Antonio, TexasLadies, hang your heads and cry! One of the Lone Star state's most elusive bachelors has been hooked. Rancher Mason Blackstone, recently awarded temporary custody of his bubbly baby nieces, Is tying the know with pretty Maitland Maternity nurse Gina Kennedy. Folks wonder if this is true love, or if Mason's just out to keep those adorable twins. Only time will tell if his new "missus" can tame the wrangler into a suitable husband and daddy. We'll all be waiting to see what happens next!
SEEN AND HEARDThe Thunder Canyon Nugget You might remember bubbly Lizbeth Stanton from behind the bar at the Thunder Canyon Resort--and on the arm of every eligible bachelor in town. But after a messy breakup with her fiancé, Lizbeth's looking for more than just romance. When Mitchell Cates offers her a job as his assistant, she jumps at the unexpected opportunity. Successful Mitch is as steady and solid as they come--a far cry from the dashing men Lizbeth's known. But still waters run deep, and there's an attraction bubbling under the surface that makes days at the office anything but boring. Lizbeth's new career may already have led to a promotion: into the CEO's heart!
HIS FATAL FLAWHis problem, Mitch Cudahy told himself yet again as he hung upside down in a tree rescuing a cat, was that he always had to be the hero. Which was fine on the job, but he had to learn to leave his work at the fire station. Maybe he needed to get little cards to hand out when the urge overtook him:Stop me before I help again!But it was too late. He'd married a perfect stranger. Temporarily. So she could stay in America. The only thing he knew about Sasha Mikhailova was not to let her into a kitchen or she'd burn it down. Playing with fire was dangerous, but too late Mitch realized he'd jumped out of the frying pan....
A rich, proper spinster aching for a man's touch, Juliette March is an easy target for the seductive Jean Jacques Villette. When he disappears with her inheritance after their wedding, Juliette sets out to find the scoundrel. She never expects to meet Clara Klaus, who ran a boardinghouse until Jean Jacques swept her off her feet, then swept himself out of town.While following the trail of their no-good husband, Clara and Juliette run into Zoe Wilder, another victim of the debonair Jean Jacques. Now Juliette's ready to put a bullet in his cheating heart. When these three vengeful ladies embark on a misbegotten quest to Alaska, things get downright dangerous--especially for the unsuspecting men they entice along the way. . . .From the Paperback edition.
People in the villages seemed to know everything. They knew whose great-grandmother had been a prostitute; they knew which families were once slaves of which; they knew who and who were osu outcasts whose ancestors had been consecrated to the pagan shrines of generations ago. It was, therefore, not surprising that they knew exactly what had happened in the hospital on that day.
Delightfully smart and heartbreakingly poignant, Allison Pearson's smash debut novel has exploded onto bestseller lists as "The national anthem for working mothers." Hedge-fund manager, wife, and mother of two, Kate Reddy manages to juggle nine currencies in five time zones and keep in step with the Teletubbies. But when she finds herself awake at 1:37 a.m. in a panic over the need to produce a homemade pie for her daughter's school, she has to admit her life has become unrecognizable. With panache, wisdom, and uproarious wit, I Don't Know How She Does It brilliantly dramatizes the dilemma of every working mom.From the Trade Paperback edition.her daughter's birthday ("Any working mother who says she doesn't bribe her kids can add Liar to her résumé"); and cries into the laundry hamper when she misses her children's bedtime.In a novel that is at once uproariously funny and achingly sad, Allison Pearson captures the guilty secret lives of working women-the self-recrimination, the comic deceptions, the giddy exhaustion, the despair-as no other writer has. Kate Reddy's conflict --How are we meant to pass our days? How are we to reconcile the two passions, work and motherhood, that divide our lives? --gets at the private absurdities of working motherhood as only a novel could: with humor, drama, and bracing wisdom.From the Hardcover edition.
Studies show that more than 75 percent of people are dissatisfied with their work. Career coach Julie Jansen has found that there are six basic scenarios that lead to this professional unhappiness: *WHERE'S THE MEANING *BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, BUT STILL NEED TO EARN *BRUISED AND GUN-SHY *BORED AND PLATEAUED *YEARNING TO BE ON YOUR OWN *ONE TOE IN THE RETIREMENT POOL Do any of these-sound familiar? You're not alone. Many people want to alter their current work situation, but don't know how. Jansen addresses today's work-dissatisfaction epidemic and uses career assessment quizzes and personality exercises to help readers assess their present job, discover the type of work for which they're best suited, and make change happen. Filled with real-life examples and a useful resource section, Jansen's guide is an invaluable instrument for implementing positive career change.
A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder. This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence. . . but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.
Real provides an informative and easy-to-read explanation of depression as men experience this illness. An integrated presentation. Technical terms are clearly explained.
Since the early 1990s, thanks to inflamed rhetoric in the media about "superpredators" and a wave of get-tough-on-crime laws, the number of juveniles in prison has risen by 35 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, and their placement in adult prison has increased by 208 percent, according to a 2007 survey by the Campaign for Youth. Since 1992, every state except Nebraska has passed laws making it easier to prosecute youth under eighteen as adults, and most states have legalized harsher sentences for juveniles. David Chura taught high school in a New York county penitentiary for ten years and saw these young people--and the effects of our laws on them--up close. Here he introduces us to the real kids behind the hysteria: vibrant, animated kids full of humor and passion; kids who were born into families broken up and beaten down by drugs, gang violence, AIDS, poverty, and abuse. He also introduces us to wardens, correctional officers, family members, and doctors, and shows how everyone in this world is a child of disappointment. We meet Wade, who carries a stack of photos of his HIV-positive mother in his pocket to take out and share with pride. Khalil has spent all fifteen years of his life in foster care, group homes, juvenile detention, and mental hospitals, yet has channeled his inner demons into poetry. There's Anna, a hard-nosed one-time teenage drug baroness who serves as a tutor to students and older women alike; Dominic, a father of two who only reads in jail, and only the Harry Potter books; and Eddyberto, a bright student and self-taught artist whose wildly creative drawings are confiscated and used to accuse him of being a potential terrorist and threat to national security. Then there's O'Shay, a big, burly, snarling Bronx-Irish classroom officer with a surprising protective side for the underdog, and Ms. Wharton, a hallway officer with a spiky demeanor but a soft spot for animals. In language that carries both the grit of the street and the expansiveness of poetry, Chura breaks down the divisions we so easily erect between us and them, the keepers and the kept--and shows how, ultimately, we as individuals and as a society have failed these young people.
US courts send 250,000 minors to adult prisons each year. Drawing on his experience teaching juveniles in an adult county penitentiary for 10 years, Chura profiles 18 kids, some of whom have never lived in a stable single-family home situation. Despite the drugs, gang violence, AIDS, poverty, and abuse, the kids' spirits still shine through. Chura also introduces correctional officers hardened by the system, who deal with problems at home similar to the ones the young inmates have suffered. The author has worked with teenagers for 40 years. His writing has appeared in the New York Times. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The son of a sharecropper dreams of leaving Mississippi on a train with the legendary engineer Casey Jones.
'"Time isn't the same in dreams," says Charis, who likes reading about what's going on in her head when she isn't awake, though sometimes, thinks Roz, it's hard to tell the difference. "In dreams, nobody's dead, really. That's what the man who...he says, in dreams the time is always Now."' Long ago, when they were all a lot younger, Zenia stole a man from each of them. Then she died. Now she's come back. Or has she? There's a lot more than one kind of ghost. Margaret Atwood revisits her classic characters from The Robber Bride. This story first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The Walrus magazine.
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