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If Moore's earlier work Stupid White Men didn't shake up the Bush administration, this latest expose is another shout for attention. Moore, whose credits include the bestseller Downsize This! and the award-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine," challenges Dubya to either step down or explain his 25-year involvement with the bin Laden family, his relationship to the Saudi royal family, the Taliban's visit to Texas, and the Saudi connection to 9/11. He also attempts to sort out Bush's web of tall Texas tales regarding Saddam Hussein and the war in Iraq. In addition to pages of notes and credits, Moore includes a helpful chapter called "How to talk to your conservative brother-in-law." Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, "Dude, You're a Fag "sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.
High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.
Discover the path to true masculinity--to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity.Didn't we used to understand manhood? Wasn't there a time once when it was clear and straightforward? Are we lost?Dudes, look around you: The trail we once traveled from boyhood to maturity is now so overgrown, it's almost impossible to trace. Our vision is blurred, rendering the map that previous generations followed unreadable. Our compass needles are spinning in circles, making navigation impossible. We are stuck in dense, dangerous woods, and our communities--the wives, children, friends, and colleagues we could be influencing--are suffering as a result.It can be tempting to give up and, like so many men today, simply exist, but take heart: Now is not the time for men to abandon our quest. We can discover the path to true masculinity--to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity. In The Dude's Guide to Manhood, pastor, author and dude Darrin Patrick charts a course back toward real manliness, mapping out a vision to help men find significance and influence in today's broken, mixed-message culture. Revealing his own frailties and missteps, Patrick doesn't preach at you but walks with you on a journey toward healing and wholeness.Filled with timeless wisdom, accessible insights and practical guidance, The Dude's Guide to Manhood issues an encouraging and doable call to all men, whatever your age or stage. We need not settle for wandering aimlessly through our days, wounded, weak, and passive. Instead, we can get back on the trail, embrace our gifts while facing our imperfections, and trust the God of new beginnings to lead us into all that we are destined to become: forgiven, connected, determined, teachable, content, heroic, and so much more.
Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris. Until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good.
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college one at Princeton, the other at Columbia and studied law.
Boot Stoner spent twelve years behind bars for stealing. Upon release, he added murder and kidnapping to his list-and U. S. Deputy Marshal John Ward is the only one who stands a chance of stopping Stoner's bloody rampage.
To save the man she secretly loves, a young lady embarks on a dangerous deception in award-winning author Elizabeth Mansfield's delightful Regency romance It's a scandal that twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Stanborough is still unwed. Despite her matchmaking mother's fervent wishes, Sarah refuses to encourage the eminently eligible John Phillip North, Marquis of Revesne. The arrogant bounder has actually fought duels to keep her potential suitors at bay. Only one man attracts the independent spinster: handsome Edward Middleton, her young cousin's guardian, who detests the frivolous gossip and shallow flirtations of London society as much as she does. But when Lord North threatens Edward's life, Sarah knows there's only one way to save the man who has stolen her heart. Yet even she can't predict the consequences of the risky charade she is about to set in motion.
Dalton Chance's family has been massacred by a band of Indians, but only by trusting an Indian scout, Lone Wolf, can he find the men truly responsible for the horrible crime.
When Raven and Chelsea find out that the winner of the Festival of the Classical Arts gets a $100 gift certificate to the Bayside Mall, they hit a high note- opera, that is. But after their teacher calls her a "sidekick," Chelsea is determined to do things her way for once. Raven goes along with her friend-until she gets a vision of them winning with her own idea. Now the two friends are competing for the same spot in the show! Can Raven and Chelsea salvage their act-and their friendship-or will this opera turn out to be a tragedy?
When a gentlemen's duel becomes military murder, the galaxies' lifetimes grow short. Only science can stop the war!
On Guam, a little girl hunts for duendes, happy little people who dance in the swamp when the moon is big and round, and scurry back to their hiding places when the dew starts to drop. While she hunts in the swamp, she comes across many of the native animals of Guam. The book includes classroom discussion questions, activities, and a recipe for cookies that Little Girl makes in the story.
With only 435 cars still in existence, the Duesenberg-the Rolls Royce of American automobiles, is demanding a hefty price tag, selling for upwards of $1 million! Many of these surviving cars-each custom crafted, a unique statement of elegance, luxury, and hand-built quality-are captured here in full-color, landscape photography by leading professional photographer and widely recognized author, Dennis Adler. This book is a high-end, top quality treatment of the timeless style of the 1930's most expensive car. It features the entire history of the car company, from its beginnings in 1899, when Fred and Autie Duesenberg built their first bicycle, up until 1937, the time when E. C. Cord was forced to sell the nearly bankrupt company. Plus, includes archival photos of the people, places, factories, celebrities, and racing cars that helped make the Duesenberg a legendary automobile.
Four Hands. Two Hearts. One Song. When widower Gerrit Appeldoorn takes his granddaughter to piano lessons one day, he finds himself drawn to her music teacher: a woman unlike any he has known. It's an unlikely attraction. He's a retired dairyman with mud on his boots; Joan Horton is a world traveler and former piano instructor at New York's most prestigious academy of music. Not quite "beauty and the beast," but close. Even so, Gerrit slowly begins to open his heart: to Joan, to music, to the possibilities that may be found in both. Yet as their relationship deepens, Gerrit faces crises concerning his family and farm, while Joan confronts a dark secret that threatens her future. While coping with these challenges, neither can predict how their duet will sound as they practice the music of renewed hope and second chances.
In this riveting thriller by an ex-Mossad agent, an Israeli spy risks his life to save a Hezbollah leader For over a decade, Mishka Ben-David was a professional spy, taking part in secret operations on behalf of the Mossad, Israel's legendary intelligence agency. But after twelve years of service, Ben-David quit the Mossad and became an acclaimed novelist, describing life as a spy from within. A major bestseller in Israel, Duet in Beirut is Ben-David's first book to appear in English.Ronen, an expelled Mossad agent, has disappeared following a failed assassination attempt against the Hezbollah operative responsible for suicide bombings in Israel. Feared to be on an unauthorized mission, it is up to his former commander, Gadi, to track Ronen down and stop him from causing harm both to himself and to his country. The physical and intellectual scuffle between the two men becomes one of deeper, moral inquiry.Written with a master novelist's terse conviction, Duet in Beirut takes us inside a much-discussed but little understood world. As revealing in its psychological acuity as it is in its portrait of life in the Mossad, Duet in Beirut is an essential thriller of espionage and political intrigue.
For the indifferent or spiritually numb, Harris's humorous and engaging reflections on Christian beliefs show that orthodoxy isn't just for scholars--it is for anyone who longs to know the living Jesus Christ.
In this book you will learn about dugongs, where these creatures came from, what they eat, and why sailors used to confuse them with mermaids.
The Chip Hilton series has inspired and influenced young people for more than five decades. Now, today's youth can follow the adventures of Chip Hilton, the sports-loving hero who will capture their hearts and direct them toward developing solid character, lasting values, and keen athletic skills.
Captain Picard ... In His Own Words! The Cardassians' weapons banks erupted at us with renewed fury. The Daring shivered and jerked sideways under the force of the attack. A console exploded, sending out a shower of sparks. I felt a hand clutch my shoulder. "Get us out of here," Red Abby demanded of me. Then the Cardassians struck again. I was flung out of my seat. The next thing I knew, I was dragging myself off the deck, a ringing in my ears and the taste of blood in my mouth. My comrades had been tossed about as well. One by one, they began to stir, to show signs of consciousness. Red Abby cursed and looked to Worf. "Report," she rasped, her blue eyes glittering as they reflected a sudden burst of sparks. "Shields are down," the lieutenant told her, blinking away smoke. "Weapons are disabled. And the engines are offline-impulse as well as warpdrive." "looked at the viewscreen. The Cardassian warship wasn't firing on us any longer. But then, it didn't have to. We were dead in the water.
# 1 international bestselling diet book coming to North America Devised by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing adherents to eat as much as they like. Originally published in 2000, the Dukan Diet swept across France, championed by people who successfully lost weight following its unique four phase regime. The Dukan Diet has helped millions in France, where it has been number one for more than ten years and adopted in twenty countries, including the United Kingdom, Poland, Korea and Brazil. All together, The Dukan Diet has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. The Diet: 4 Easy Steps to Permanent Weight Loss Phase one: AttackUsing Dr. Dukan's True Weight calculator, dieters determine a reasonable and healthy weight loss goal. Then they begin the Dukan Attack phase a two-to-seven-day period during which only unlimited lean protein and a daily Oat bran galette (or pancake) are consumed and dramatic weight loss is achieved. Phase Two: CruiseDieters alternate days of unlimited lean protein with days of protein combined with healthful vegetables until they reach their True Weight. Phase Three: ConsolidationDieters stay on this phase for 5 days for every pound lost. At this point the diet allows unlimited protein and vegetables, and other foods (such as cheese and bread) are reintroduced. Dieters are also allowed two weekly celebration meals to stave off boredom. Phase Four: StabilizationThis is the maintenance portion of the plan, in which followers are allowed to eat whatever they like without regaining weight - provided that they follow 3 unbreakable rules including eating only unlimited lean protein one set day per week. For each phase, The Dukan Diet offers clear simple guidelines for long term success. The Dukan Diet is the perfect diet for people who want fast weight loss, that can be maintained without counting calories or weighing portions.From the Hardcover edition.
As millions of Dukan Dieters around the world know, delicious food and permanent weight loss can go hand in hand. Now comes the Dukan Diet Cookbook--already an international bestseller-- the must-have resource for making the Dukan Diet successful and delicious.Introduced in the phenomenal bestseller The Dukan Diet, Dr. Dukan's four-step plan rejects counting calories and instead harnesses the power of pure protein, empowering you to achieve your "True Weight" and keep the pounds off forever. The Dukan Diet Cookbook is filled with over 350 simple, French-inspired recipes for the two most challenging phases of the diet--the protein-only Attack phase and the protein-and-vegetable Cruise phase. From Crispy Chicken Wings and Ham Soufflé to Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary and Mint, Mussels Provençal and Curried Turnip Soup to Flourless Chocolate Cake and a scrumptious Vanilla Cookie--plus all-new recipes for Shirataki noodles--the recipes in this book prove you don't have to sacrifice great taste and satisfaction in order to lose weight.Illustrated with sixteen pages of delectable color photographs, The Dukan Diet Cookbook is the essential companion to the Dukan Diet.
Living on Dukan Has Never Been Easier! Millions of people around the world have used the Dukan Diet's unique 4-step plan to lose unwanted pounds. Now, keeping them off for life is simple and delicious. Dukan Made Easy contains all the tools you need to succeed: · The 10 slimming secrets you need to know today · Tips, tricks, and inspiration from successful followers for enjoying the Dukan Diet every day, in every situation: with family, friends, and eating out · Answers from Dr. Dukan to the most frequently asked questions · Meal plans and food lists for each phase--including no-cook menus · 60 new and delicious recipesFrom the Hardcover edition.
A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century--and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world's most famous musicians, a showman of incomparable suavity who was as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his style. He wrote some fifteen hundred compositions, many of which, like "Mood Indigo" and "Sophisticated Lady," remain beloved standards, and he sought inspiration in an endless string of transient lovers, concealing his inner self behind a smiling mask of flowery language and ironic charm. As the biographer of Louis Armstrong, Terry Teachout is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the public and private lives of Duke Ellington. Duke peels away countless layers of Ellington's evasion and public deception to tell the unvarnished truth about the creative genius who inspired Miles Davis to say, "All the musicians should get together one certain day and get down on their knees and thank Duke."
In this second prequel novella to the popular Windham series, New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes continues the story of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland through the tumultuous and bittersweet first years of marriage and parenthood. Percival Windham is a second son and cavalry officer when he weds the beautiful Esther Himmelfarb, who bears her beloved husband four sons in little over five years of marriage. As Percival and Esther's finances become constrained, the ducal heir suffers an ailing heart, and the old duke becomes querulous and forgetful, married life comes to feel like endless loneliness and tribulation. Esther is exhausted and emotional, Percival is considering the wisdom of finding a mistress, and then two women from Percival's past wreak further havoc on the marriage, with potentially disastrous consequences for the entire Windham family. Percival and Esther must grow into the nobility they've been resisting and stand together, or face the threat of destroying their family and the beautiful love that started out with such promise...
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!