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Cheap Motels And A Hot Plate

Author : Michael Yates
ISBN : UOM:39015069364910
Genre : Social Science
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Retiring from 32 years as a professor of economics, the author and his wife sell most of their possessions and travel the United States. This is an account of their adventures and an examination of work and inequality, race and class, alienation and environmental degradation in the small towns and big cities of the contemporary United States.
Category: Social Science

Renegade Poetics

Author : Evie Shockley
ISBN : 9781609380588
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beginning with a deceptively simple question—What do we mean when we designate behaviors, values, or forms of expression as “black”?—Evie Shockley’s Renegade Poetics separates what we think we know about black aesthetics from the more complex and nuanced possibilities the concept has long encompassed. The study reminds us, first, that even among the radicalized young poets and theorists who associated themselves with the Black Arts Movement that began in the mid-1960s, the contours of black aesthetics were deeply contested and, second, that debates about the relationship between aesthetics and politics for African American artists continue into the twenty-first century. Shockley argues that a rigid notion of black aesthetics commonly circulates that is little more than a caricature of the concept. She sees the Black Aesthetic as influencing not only African American poets and their poetic production, but also, through its shaping of criteria and values, the reception of their work. Taking as its starting point the young BAM artists’ and activists’ insistence upon the interconnectedness of culture and politics, this study delineates how African American poets—in particular, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Harryette Mullen, Anne Spencer, Ed Roberson, and Will Alexander—generate formally innovative responses to their various historical and cultural contexts. Out of her readings, Shockley eloquently builds a case for redefining black aesthetics descriptively, to account for nearly a century of efforts by African American poets and critics to name and tackle issues of racial identity and self-determination. In the process, she resituates innovative poetry that has been dismissed, marginalized, or misread because its experiments were not “recognizably black”—or, in relation to the avant-garde tradition, because they were.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Great Inequality

Author : Michael D Yates
ISBN : 9781317293224
Genre : Social Science
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A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. It is and will continue to be the central issue of politics in almost every nation on earth. In this book, the author explains inequality in clear, passionate, and intelligent prose: what it is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author’s own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience. This book will be excellent for courses in a variety of disciplines, and it will be useful to activists and the general reading public.
Category: Social Science

In And Out Of The Working Class

Author : Michael Yates
ISBN : 1894037359
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a series of autobiographical essays written on the border between fiction and non-fiction, a radical economist considers what it means to live in and through the theories about class that have informed his work and teaching. Yates seeks to bring the complexity and ambiguity of class, racial, and gender identity into focus through his own life. Yates writes of the erosion of self-confidence and the anxiety caused by the everyday fears of working-class families. He speaks honestly of the ambivalence and heartbreak caused by upward economic mobility, while relating in a deeply personal way to the structures of class inequality in American life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Body Parts

Author : Caitlin Rother
ISBN : 9780786035120
Genre : True Crime
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Reprinted Edition "Page-turning excitement. . .riveting, fast-paced true crime." —M. William Phelps On a chilly November afternoon in 1998, a tearful 36-year-old man walked into the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department in Eureka, CA, and confessed to something horrible. "I hurt some people," he said. Inside his pocket was the ghastly proof of his statement. But there was more to Wayne Adam Ford than the trail of mangled victims he left behind. More, even, than the twisted predator inside, which drove him to increasingly perverse sexual appetites. Pulitzer-nominated author Caitlin Rother draws on previously sealed testimony, interviews with the key players in the case, and the killer's shocking confession to explore the demons that drove a damaged man to his unspeakable crimes. Her book is a haunting, unforgettable true-life thriller. Includes dramatic photos Praise for Caitlin Rother "A superb writer who knows how to burrow into a complex case." —Los Angeles Times "A star in the field of true crime." —I>The San Diego Union-Tribune "We've found the next Ann Rule!" —Gregg Olsen
Category: True Crime

Al Purdy

Author : Linda Rogers
ISBN : 1550711628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Al Purdy struggled initially as a poet, yet persevered and thrived along with his burgeoning Canadian culture. This collection of essays mixes literary appreciation with qualification, portraying Purdy's growth as an artist--which so paralleled that of his nation, along with his self-absorption and that of his country as they gazed at themselves in the mirror of the 20th century. The poet's candor and the sweeping canvas of his Canada are inspiring.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tools Of Their Tools

Author : Krzysztof Majer
ISBN : 9781443811415
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book explores the role of communication technologies in American cultural practice over the last 150 years. Communication technologies are here understood to include audio and visual reproduction technologies, analogue telecommunications such as traditional telephony, radio and television broadcasts, digital telecommunications, computer-mediated communications, telegraphy, and computer networks. The study of the impact of such technologies is a way to explore the various flows and tensions of American culture. How has American society molded communication technologies? How have they, in turn, shaped American history? Are Americans still, in the words of Thoreau, "tools of their tools"? More so or less than during the philosopher's Walden days? How do America's cultural, ethical, and economic assumptions determine and limit the ways in which telecommunications function in American society? Fascinating questions abound.
Category: Business & Economics

The People S Republic Of Amnesia

Author : Louisa Lim
ISBN : 9780199347704
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An NPR correspondent explains how the Tiananmen Square massacre changed China, and how China changed the events of that day by rewriting its own history.
Category: HISTORY

Finding Colin Firth

Author : Mia March
ISBN : 9781476710204
Genre : Fiction
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Three women, connected in secret and surprising ways, are in for a life-changing summer when rumor has it that actor Colin Firth is coming to their Maine town to film a movie. Original. 60,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

The Fireproof Motel

Author : Arthur Barry
ISBN : 9781469100913
Genre : Fiction
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The Fireproof Motel in Bella Villa, Florida is home to twelve residents, federal undercover agent Mike Nolan among them. These denizens of the Fireproof Motel, a band of misfits, become embroiled with Edwin Tiny Harris a treacherous and psychopathic deputy sheriff when two of them witness him murder a fellow law officer. A host of the countys worst villains are entangled with this corrupt cop. After discovering Agent Nolan is on his track, Tiny targets him as well. Meanwhile, gambling and drug mogul Rooster Babcock plots Tinys assassination. The story wraps up in a blazing double header climax.
Category: Fiction

The Summer He Didn T Die

Author : Jim Harrison
ISBN : 0802142559
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of novellas by the author of Legends of the Fall and True North offers a witty, insightful take on life in America, from the Michigan Indian who struggles to raise a family with limited resources to the satirical "Republican Wives." Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

Almost A Hometown Bride

Author : Helen R. Myers
ISBN : 9780373656530
Genre : Fiction
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Recipe for Romance: Take one mystery man… Add the best baker in town… And a dash of red-hot chemistry! Cain Paxton's return to town caused quite a stir. And no wonder—his brutal temper had landed him in jail! Merritt Miller vowed to stay far away from the loner and his bad reputation…even though she couldn't ignore the sparks hot enough to melt even a Montana snow. But just as Cain had shuttered his heart when he was punished for a crime he didn't commit, Merritt's emotions were imprisoned by her secret past. The straight-as-an-arrow gal and the chip-on-his-shoulder rebel made an improbable couple—with an intense attraction! Would Cupid bring them together just in time for Valentine's Day?
Category: Fiction

The Shibboleth

Author : John Hornor Jacobs
ISBN : 9781467739979
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"There are certain shibboleths to our condition." At the end of the first book of The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy, Jack and Shreve are incarcerado―physically locked up. Shreve's back in the custody of the state of Arkansas, and Jack's somewhere in the clutches of Mr. Quincrux―both problems Shreve aims to rectify. Cages might hold Shreve's body, but the power that's been growing since his encounter with Quincrux has reached a pinnacle. Nothing can prevent his mind from scaling the etheric heights. Freed from his body, Shreve discovers the magnitude of the evil that's stirring in the east. The wave of insomnia that's paralyzed the nation is only the beginning.
Category: Young Adult Fiction


Author : John Milius
ISBN : 9780345528421
Genre : Games & Activities
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HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son. The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicles suddenly lose power and passenger jets plummet to the ground. Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker discovers that although America’s military has been scattered, its fighting spirit remains. Walker joins the soldiers as they head east across the desert, battling Korean patrols—and soon finds his own mission. Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio. But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance before it can mount a new war for American liberty. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Games & Activities

Inside The Music The Life Of Idris Muhammad

Author : Idris Muhammad
ISBN : 9781469192185
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is the product of extensive taperecorded interviews conducted by Britt Alexander. Mr. Alexander met Idris Muhammad at Joe Segals Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL, in the Fall of 1998, when he was writing free-lance for drum magazine publications. Mr. Muhammad then resided in Austria. Upon publication of the initial interview, both Muhammad and Alexander were living in New York City. The interviews continued. The result has been formatted into this book. Mr. Muhammad is now retired and living in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Alexander is a professional drummer, living in Santa Fe, NM.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Funeral Makers

Author : Cathie Pelletier
ISBN : 9780684826141
Genre : Fiction
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The McKinnons, the first family of smalltown Mattagash, Maine, plan for the funeral of their matriarch but not for the misadventures that follow, including fourteen-year-old Amy Joy's liaison with Mattagash's blackest sheep
Category: Fiction

Landscapes Of Mallorca

Author : Thomas H. Booth
ISBN : 9780935161571
Genre : Cook Islands
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The Cook Islands, named after the British Captain who seems to have been everywhere in the Pacific, are scattered like tiny jewels over a large stretch of sea between Tahiti and Samoa. Rarotonga, the principal island, is 2,500 miles due south of Honolulu - as far south of the equator as Honolulu is north of it - a similarity that provides both places with ideal climates. But that''s as far as the similarity goes, for in spite of her recently built international airport, the Cooks remain off the beaten path. Even Avarua, the port, capital, and mecca to these 15 islands, is little concerned with tourists. Here there are no buildings taller than the highest palm, no traffic lights, and the people who speak English with a New Zealand accent are friendly and don''t regard visitors as walking money. All amenities, all reasonable comforts are available, and everything seems to work.'' You can drink the water, eat the vegetables, be addressed in English, there''s no tipping, and happily for Americans the US dollar goes a fairly long way. The natural beauty, particularly on Rarotonga with its forest-covered mountains, verdant coastal plain, and fringing reef, is profound. It''ll take your breath away when first seen and some insist that Rarotonga is a miniature English-speaking Tahiti. The population of these islands comes to a mere 18,000. On some of them there are 50 people, on others 700, a few are uninhabited, and, until recently, another had a population ofajust one. On Rarotonga, the largest island, there are 9,300 people. This independent nation may be small in number, but it is large in area. Cook Islanders are Polynesians, handsome light brown Polynesians, who refer to themselves with pride as the original Maoris - the ones who made the ancient voyage of discovery to New Zealand. They are outgoing people, hospitable and warm, but not nearly as animated as their Tahitian cousins who speak the same language. Animation, or the lack of it, may be a function of church affiliation and, in looking back, the first missionaries to arrive in the Cooks were not known for unbridled humor. This guide covers all of the Cook Islands, with details on the restaurants, places to stay, how to get around, what to do."
Category: Cook Islands


Author : William Lynch
ISBN : 1550965085
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Paso Robles

Author : Andrea H. Hobbs
ISBN : 9781439634080
Genre : Photography
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Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the historic town of Paso Robles became known for its abundance of hot mineral springs that brought relief from pain—first for the Salinan Indians, then for the Franciscan friars. As word of the springs’ healing powers spread, hotels and bathhouses were built to accommodate the tourists who came seeking cures. The little community developed steadily after 1886, when the railroad arrived and town lots were auctioned. Area homesteaders raised cattle, grew grain, and planted fruit, walnut, and almond orchards—all without irrigation. Once known as the almond capital of the world, Paso Robles’ agriculture has gradually changed from dry-land farms to irrigated vineyards. Tourists are attracted to Paso Robles for its mild climate, beautiful scenery, and mineral baths, which are being revived. The area’s rich heritage is portrayed through more than 200 images from public and private historical collections.
Category: Photography