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Identity Poetics: Race, Class, and the Lesbian-Feminist Roots of Queer Theory

by Linda Garber

"Queer theory," asserts Garber, "alternately buries and vilifies lesbian feminism, missing its valuable insights and ignoring its rich contributions." Rejecting the either/or choice between lesbianism and queer theory, this book favors an inclusive approach that defies current factionalism. In an eloquent challenge to the privileging of queer theory in the academy, Garber calls for recognition of the historical--and intellectually significant--role of lesbian poets as theorists of lesbian identity and activism.

Identity Revealed

by Carolyn Keene

IDENTITY REVEALED My online sleuthing has led my friends and me down the Internet rabbit hole. After joining BetterLife, an online community, to try to stop a case of cyberbullying from the inside, the bullies turned on me. And now I'm close to revealing their true identities in real, off-line life. All the clues I've found have pointed me in one direction, but is it a false trail? Before I can expose the madmen behind the mayhem, I need to be absolutely sure that they're the ones wreaking havoc all over BetterLife. But how can I be sure when nothing on the Internet is as it seems? Catching this crook might be more difficult than even I anticipated!

Identity Theft

by Anna Davies

The third title in our exciting relaunch of Point Horror! Hayley is going to have the best year ever. After years of careful planning, she's ready to serve as student council president AND editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Ivy League, here she comes! However, just before student council elections, someone creates a fake facebook profile for Hayley and starts posting inappropriate photos and incriminating updates. It must be the work of a highly skilled Photoshopper, but the attention to detail is scary. The embarrassing photos of "Hayley" in her bathing suit reveal a birthmark on her back--a birth mark Hayley has never shown in public. . . . The situation escalates until Hayley's mother reveals some shocking information. Hayley isn't an only child: She has a twin sister who was adopted by a different family. And that's not all. Soon, Hayley discovers that her long-lost sister isn't just playing a prank--she's plotting to take over Hayley's life . . . by any means necessary.

Identity Theft: How To Protect Your Most Valuable Asset

by Robert J. Hammond Jr.

This book will show you how identity theft the fastest growing crime in America affects every one of us and what to do about it. All of us are fair game for the predatory identity thief.

Identity: Undercover

by Lois Richer

For Callie Merton, one of Finders, Inc. 's best agents, discretion had become a way of life. Even when she married fellow agent Max Chambers, there were matters she couldn't bring herself to discuss with him. But now that withheld information is threatening to break up her marriage. As Callie and Max embark on a fi nal case together, will Callie be able to reveal the truth and save her marriage--or will she allow her past to destroy her future?

Identity: Unknown

by Suzanne Brockmann

What he remembered: His clothing size What he didn't remember: Everything else Navy SEAL Mitchell Shaw woke up one morning with no clue as to who he was. And the items hidden in his possession were no help -- an address, along with a . 22 caliber side arm. The address led him to the Lazy 8 Ranch -- and its beautiful manager, Becca Keyes, who made him believe he might have a future. Even if he wasn't sure about his past. The gun was another story altogether. . .

Identity Unknown

by Debra Webb

Colby Agency's Patrick O'Brien knew only two things for sure: Sande Williams was a complete mystery and a woman in serious trouble. She was also gorgeous, but he wasn't about to put that in his internal report. She'd woken up in a morgue--with toe tag and all! How could that happen, and why didn't she know who she was or where she'd come from? One by one the people associated with her were turning up dead. Was she an unwilling participant in an identity scheme or an accomplice? It was just the kind of case the Colby Agency took on--and just the kind of woman who could worm her way into Patrick's closed-off heart. But would he be next in line for termination. . . '

Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy

by Michael H. Hunt

This new edition of Michael H. Hunt's classic reinterpretation of American diplomatic history includes a preface that reflects on the personal experience and intellectual agenda behind the writing of the book, surveys the broad impact of the book's argument, and addresses the challenges to the thesis since the book's original publication. In the wake of 9/11 this interpretation is more pertinent than ever. Praise for the previous edition: "Clearly written and historically sound. ... A subtle critique and analysis." --Gaddis Smith, Foreign Affairs. "A lean, plain-spoken treatment of a grand subject. ... A bold piece of criticism and advocacy. ... The right focus of the argument may insure its survival as one of the basic postwar critiques of U.S. policy." --John W. Dower, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. "A work of intellectual vigor and daring, impressive in its scholarship and imaginative in its use of material." --Ronald Steel, Reviews in American History. "A masterpiece of historical compression."--Wilson Quarterly. "A penetrating and provocative study. ... A pleasure both to read and to contemplate." --John Martz, Journal of Politics.

The Ideology of the Offensive

by Jack Snyder

Jack Snyders analysis of the attitudes of military planners in the years prior to the Great War offers new insight into the tragic miscalculations of that era and into their possible parallels in present-day war planning. By 1914, the European military powers had adopted offensive military strategies even though there was considerable evidence to support the notion that much greater advantage lay with defensive strategies. The author argues that organizational biases inherent in military strategists attitudes make war more likely by encouraging offensive postures even when the motive is self-defense. Drawing on new historical evidence of the specific circumstances surrounding French, German, and Russian strategic policy, Snyder demonstrates that it is not only rational analysis that determines strategic doctrine, but also the attitudes of military planners. Snyder argues that the use of rational calculation often falls victim to the pursuit of organizational interests such as autonomy, prestige, growth, and wealth. Furthermore, efforts to justify the preferred policy bring biases into strategists decisions biases reflecting the influences of parochial interests and preconceptions, and those resulting from attempts to simplify unduly their analytical tasks. The frightening lesson here is that doctrines can be destabilizing even when weapons are not, because doctrine may be more responsive to the organizational needs of the military than to the implications of the prevailing weapons technology. By examining the historical failure of offensive doctrine, Jack Snyder makes a valuable contribution to the literature on the causes of war.

Idioms in the Bible Explained and A Key to the Original Gospels

by George M. Lamsa

World-renowned Bible translator and commentator George M. Lamsa explains nearly one thousand crucial idioms that will enrich reading of the Old and New Testaments for students and general reader alike. Lamsa, who was raised speaking Aramaic in a community that followed customs largely unchanged since the times of Christ, offers fresh, accurate translations of important idioms, metaphors, and figures of speech found in the Scripture--and provides clear explanations of their meaning of biblical context. Just as Shakespeare, Milton, and Browning wrote in the vernacular for English-speaking people, Moses the prophets, and the apostles wrote for their own people in the plain language of their times, so that even the unlearned might understand God's Word. Over the centuries, inaccurate translations and misunderstandings of customs and concepts have led to difficulties in bringing the biblical message to contemporary English-speaking readers. For example, when a man says to Jesus, "let me bury my father," Lamsa points out that this expression means, "Let me first take care of my father until he dies. " Traditionally, scholars assumed that this man's father was dead and that Jesus was not interested in his burial. Lamsa's scholarship offers a more accurate understanding of the intent and spirit of this passage. Idioms in the Bible Explained and a Key to the Original Gospels goes far in correcting such errors that have crept into Biblical scholarship. Obscure and difficult passages from both Old and New Testaments are listed and compared with the King James version (though it will be helpful when used with any English version). These make clear the original meaning of such ancient idioms and assure that our grasp of the biblical message is more sound and rewarding. To further uncover the original teachings of Scripture, Idioms in the Bible Explained and a Key to the Original Gospels, Lamsa discusses at greater length such topics as "The Language of Jesus," "Aramaic Phraseology," "The Sayings of Jesus," "Early Translations," and more. .

Idiot America

by Charles P. Pierce

The Culture Wars Are Over and the Idiots Have Won. A veteran journalist's acidically funny, righteously angry lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States. In the midst of a career-long quest to separate the smart from the pap, Charles Pierce had a defining moment at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, where he observed a dinosaur. Wearing a saddle. . . . But worse than this was when the proprietor exclaimed to a cheering crowd, "We are taking the dinosaurs back from the evolutionists!" He knew then and there it was time to try and salvage the Land of the Enlightened, buried somewhere in this new Home of the Uninformed. With his razor-sharp wit and erudite reasoning, Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States, and how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate. With Idiot America, Pierce's thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated.

Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

by Charles P. Pierce

The Culture Wars Are Over and the Idiots Have Won. A veteran journalist's acetic, funny, righteously angry lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States. In the midst of a career-long quest to separate the smart from the pap, Charles Pierce had a defining moment at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, where he observed a dinosaur. Wearing a saddle.... But worse than this was when the proprietor exclaimed to a cheering crowd, "We are taking the dinosaurs back from the evolutionists!" He knew then and there it was time to try and salvage the Land of the Enlightened, buried somewhere in this new Home of the Uninformed. With his razor-sharp wit and erudite reasoning, Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States, and how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate. With Idiot America, Pierce's thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated.

Idiot: Beating “The Curse” and Enjoying the Game of Life

by Johnny Damon Peter Golenbock

Dear Baseball Fan: I know what you're thinking: Couldn't he have come up with a better title? My mother agrees with you, but unfortunately Genius just doesn't have the same ring. Let's get something straight right away. I may be an idiot, but I've tried to do more in this book than just revisit the Red Sox's Miracle Season. I want to give you a sense of what it's like to grow up with baseball dreams, to spend long years climbing the ladder, and then over the course of three years to see the building blocks of those dreams fall into place. In this book, you'll be reading about the son of an Army staff sergeant--a thrill-seeking Orlando kid who at age thirteen was gifted with a man's body, including rare speed and reflexes. It was some straight talk from my brother that kept me from abandoning that talent, which led to my eventually catching on with the Kansas City Royals and later the Oakland A's. Starting in 2002 with the Red Sox, I got to see what can happen when a determined front office decides to roll the dice and acquire players who, like me, leave the thinking out of it--who trust their instincts and play team baseball. Forget what you've read about the posse of long-haired rebels who eventually made up the 2004 Red Sox. I'll give you the straight dope, including who's got the biggest mouth (hint: his first name is Kevin); what Pedro Martinez was doing all those times when you couldn't find him on the bench; what game David Ortiz should never play; and why I sometimes question Curt Schilling's sanity. Memo to Curt: the statue of you is being erected. What's it like being responsible for the hopes of millions? In the fall of 2004 my teammates and I got to find out. What I've tried to do in these pages is bring you inside, show you the black humor that erupted when it seemed we could do nothing right, and the immense joy that followed when 25 guys took turns picking each other up, and by sheer force of will reached baseball's summit. Red Sox Nation (both natives and new arrivals), this one's for you. From Idiot by Johnny Damon... On what it takes to make the majors..."It's never about your talent. Everybody in the minor leagues has talent. If you're planning on building a career in baseball on just talent alone, you've got no chance. Most important, you need will. You've got to work harder than the next guy, and you have to want it more than the next guy. Guys who make it do so with their heart and mind." On Nomar... "It was virtually impossible for Nomar to go out in public. If he went, he needed a private room or he had to be shielded by the other players so the public wouldn't get to him. Nomar had to deal with his superstar status every day. If one fan wanted an autograph, there'd be a hundred behind him. Nomar spent much of his time in his room getting food delivered. It was the only way he could get to eat." On "The Curse"... When you got down toward the end of the season, that's all you heard about...'Do you believe in the curse?' 'Is the curse overtaking the team?'...Since Dan Shaughnessy is the guy who invented this curse nonsense in the first place, I find it kind of odd that he keeps talking about it. He's a bright guy. I can't believe he actually believes it. I guess the Curse of the Bambino has a better ring to it than the Curse of Dan Shaughnessy.

The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club

by Laurie Notaro

Introducing Laurie Notaro, the leader of the Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club. Every day she fearlessly rises from bed to defeat the evil machinations of dolts, dimwits, and boobs--and that's before she even puts on a bra. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Iditarod Dream: Dusty and His Sled Dogs Compete in Alaska's Jr. Iditarod

by Ted Wood

From book jacket: Racing over icy mountain trails each March, mushers and their dogs battle severe conditions to participate in Alaska's world-famous Iditarod Trail Sled-Dog Race. Four years after the race was established, young competitors were given a chance to test their mettle when the Jr. Iditarod was created in 1977 for racers aged 14-17 years. Fifteen-year-old Dusty, one of only six students in his high school in remote Cantwell, Alaska, came in fourth in 1994-his first year in the race. He wants to be first in 1995. Dusty's log cabin home is surrounded by seventeen doghouses. Each one shelters a loyal friend who will run his or her heart out for Dusty. They train together three days a week, all year round, in all kinds of weather. Facing a challenge like the Jr Iditarod requires intense preparation and a steely determination. Follow Dusty and his dogs as they race across 158 miles of frozen lakes and windswept woods, dodging moose and snowmobiles, and fighting exhaustion and icy temperatures to reach for an often elusive dream.

The Iditarod: Story of the Last Great Race

by Ian Young

Recalls the history of the Iditarod dog sled race, including some of its greatest mushers and dogs, and explains how teams and volunteers prepare for and run this famous Alaskan race.

The Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever

by Monica Devine

Every year, brave mushers and their dog teams race across Alaska in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The word Iditarod comes from the Ingalik Indian word haiditarod, which means "a distant place." And distant it is. The race starts in Anchorage. It finishes over 1,000 miles later in Nome, a small town on the Bering Sea coast. Along the trail, mushers and their dog teams cross riverbeds and zigzag through forests. They cross two mountain passes and race over barren tundra. They also travel over 50 miles across frozen sea ice! The journey takes them through many small villages as well. In the villages, mushers rest, eat, and feed their dogs. Most sled dogs are northern huskies. Huskies are accustomed to colder temperatures and are born to run--fast! Racing the Iditarod takes courage and endurance. The lucky first-place winner receives a cash prize. But in the end, all who finish the race are winners.

The Idol House of Astarte

by Agatha Christie

Years ago, a murder was committed on the night of a costume party thrown by Sir Richard Haydon. Sir Richard's estate contained the grove of Astarte, which held a mysterious stone summer house rumored to have been the site of numerous sacred rites in years long past. In a surprise act, the lovely Diana Ashley enacted the role of Astarte, startling Sir Richard who stumbled and fell. When the others reached his body, he was found dead of a knife wound to the heart. After all these years, can the Club still solve the case?

The Idolatry of God

by Peter Rollins

You can't be satisfied. Life is difficult. You don't know the secret. Whether readers are devout believers or distant seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we must lay down our certainties and honestly admit our doubts to identify with Jesus. Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist certainty in order to open readers up to a more loving, active manifestation of Christ's love. In contrast to the usual understanding of the "Good News" as a message offering satisfaction and certainty, Rollins argues for a radical and shattering alternative. He explores how the Good News actually involves embracing the idea that we can't be whole, that life is difficult, and that we are in the dark. Showing how God has traditionally been approached as a product that will render us complete, remove our suffering, and reveal the answers, he introduces an incendiary approach to faith that invites us to joyfully embrace our brokenness, resolutely face our unknowing, and courageously accept the difficulties of existence. Only then, he argues, can we truly rob death of its sting and enter into the fullness of life.

Idolon

by Mark Budz

In a world where image is everything, where the past is more real than the present, the rich can reprogram everything-and cast themselves in the starring roles. Everyone else is nothing but an extra. . . . As part of the supporting cast, Pelayo survives as a test subject for the latest electronic skin and philm technology, which brings past trends and famous people to vivid life on his body. His cousin Marta works at a cinematique offering cheap skincense, image grafts, and nanimatronics. That's where she meets Nadice, an indentured worker smuggling illegal ware to escape an exclusive resort specializing in kitschy environs. But Nadice is hiding something far more contraband: a forbidden pregnancy she can't explain but is determined to protect. When Marta tries to help, both women disappear. While Pelayo searches for his cousin, homicide detective Kasuo van Dijk investigates a mysterious death that may involve a new kind of e-skin-mass-mediated ware that will lead him to Marta, Nadice, her employer-and a diabolical plan to deliver humanity kicking and screaming into a frightening new age of information. . . . From the Paperback edition.

Idols In The East

by Suzanne Conklin Akbari

Representations of Muslims have never been more common in the Western imagination than they are today. Building on Orientalist stereotypes constructed over centuries, the figure of the wily Arab has given rise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, to the "Islamist" terrorist. In Idols in the East, Suzanne Conklin Akbari explores the premodern background of some of the Orientalist types still pervasive in present-day depictions of Muslims-the irascible and irrational Arab, the religiously deviant Islamist-and about how these stereotypes developed over time. Idols in the East contributes to the recent surge of interest in European encounters with Islam and the Orient in the premodern world. Focusing on the medieval period, Akbari examines a broad range of texts including encyclopedias, maps, medical and astronomical treatises, chansons de geste, romances, and allegories to paint an unusually diverse portrait of medieval culture. Among the texts she considers are The Book of John Mandeville, The Song of Roland, Parzival, and Dante's Divine Comedy. From them she reveals how medieval writers and readers understood and explained the differences they saw between themselves and the Muslim other. Looking forward, Akbari also comes to terms with how these medieval conceptions fit with modern discussions of Orientalism, thus providing an important theoretical link to postcolonial and postimperial scholarship on later periods. Far reaching in its implications and balanced in its judgments, Idols in the East will be of great interest to not only scholars and students of the Middle Ages but also anyone interested in the roots of Orientalism and its tangled relationship to modern racism and anti-Semitism.

Idols of the Game: A Sporting History of the American Century

by Robert Lipsyte Peter Levine

16 of America's major sports idols, both men and women, are studied in relationship to the politics and culture of their time. Although only 16 are named as chapter heads, each chapter includes many more sports heroes and their impact. Topics addressed include race, class, gender, sexual preference, ancestry, "fakelore", and others. Includes Notes and references for each chapter.

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