Author: Del Shores
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Comedy / 6m, 6f Winner 14 DramaLogue awards including Best Production A black comedy about white trash The author of Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?) brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. " This play by] the master of Texas Comedy ... is maybe funnier than Daddy's Dyin'. His colorful eccentrics are dead on, teetering on a Bowie knife's edge between the hilarious improbable and the achingly real." -L.A. Times "Run, don't walk to Del Shores new play " -DramaLogue "Pick of the Week." -L.A. Weekly
Author: Steve Clark
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
In this extraordinary and bold book, S.H. Clark explores and constructs a history of poetic misogyny. For the first time, a wide range of English poetry by men is examined for evidence of the articulation of heterosexual masculine desires. But Clark goes beyond a straightforward oppositional model of reading the male canon, to ask how we read this work 'after feminism', and whether it is possible to value these texts as misogynist texts in the light of feminist theory? Sordid Images is a challenging, controversial book. It will excite and unsettle its readers, and inspire many to look again at some of the cornerstone works of English literature.
Author: Thomas Fensch
Release Date: 2015-05-27
This book traces brutality, corruption and oppression in major police departments throughout the United States: from the Rodney King beating, caught on videotape in Los Angeles in 1991; corruption in the Albuquerque Police Department; a 62-police vehicle chase in Cleveland which resulted in the deaths of two unarmed suspects; the chokehold death of Eric Harris in Staten Island; the death of Michael Harris in Ferguson, Missouri, and police and civic corruption in Ferguson; the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, the death of Freddie Grey in Baltimore and others. It is a savage indictment of the worst policing practices in the United States. The book contains two complete U.S. Department of Justice investigations: police corruption in Albuquerque, New Mexico and police department and city government corruption in Ferguson, Missouri. The book also lists the multi-millions of dollars paid out in wrongful-death lawsuits in recent years in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland and Philadelphia; public funds which could have been far better spent on civic improvements: schools, parks, infrastructure projects, social programs and the like. This book is truly a horrific indictment of police misconduct throughout the United States. It is a companion book to "At the Dangerous Edge of Social Justice: Race, Violence and Death in America," by the same author, published in 2013. It is also available as an e-book.
For nearly two decades, computer-based Bulletin Board Systems were the primary method of communication between computer users. As suddenly as they gained popularity, they were made obsolete by the next big thing - a newfangled system called the Internet.Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie takes its readers on an exciting journey through the BBS era. Through the author's personal tales and adventures, readers will discover more about these amazing times and what it was like to grow up online. With tales of copyfests, BBS parties and random acts of online debauchery, those who were there will find themselves reminiscing, while those who weren't will enjoy learning about life ""before the 'net.""You know, back when we used to modem uphill, both ways in the snow.
Author: Quentin Parker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-12-18
Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much of the city's mystique you can miss while you're pulling slots until dawn. From getting comped at a casino every time to finding the best stripper to teach you how to pole dance, you'll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates this incredible city in this tell-all handbook. You'll also get an insider's take on: How to get invited to the Fetish and Fantasy Ball Why you shouldn't drink the water in Vegas Where to have a $5,000 lunch Where to find the world's biggest topless pool Who's been blacklisted by the Gaming Control Board Organized according to the seven deadly sins, the hidden gems in this book are your key to uncovering the dirty secrets of Sin City!
A collection of entertaining and cautionary tales of political missteps in American history, from the birth of the nation through the present day. Just in time for the presidential election of 2016 comes Political Suicide, a history of the best and most interesting missteps, peccadilloes, bad calls, back room hijinks, sordid pasts, rotten breaks, and just plain dumb mistakes in the annals of American politics. They have tweeted their private parts to women they're trying to impress. They have gotten caught on tape doing and saying things they really shouldn't have. They have denied knowing about the underhanded doings of underlings — only to have a paper trail lead straight back to them. Nowadays, it seems like half of what we hear about politicians isn't about laws or governing, but is instead coverage focused on shenanigans, questionable morals, and scandals too numerous to count. And while we shake our heads in disbelief, we still can't resist poring over the details of these notorious incidents. In Political Suicide, the foibles of our politicians are brought from the tabloid pages to this entertaining — and cautionary — tale of American history.
It’s not just a story about a vagina – that’s far too simplistic a summation. It’s about a girl trying to find her way through life, love, adventures, addictions, and whatever else the world could find to throw at her while trying (sometimes poorly) to keep her sanity. This book is not for the faint of heart. There are no apologies in its brutal honesty and explicit content. In Ron White’s brotherly devotion, he writes, “I’ve always said that most people don’t know the truth until they’ve heard it. Shea is the truth... her truth is not candy-coated and un-candy coated truth is ******* hilarious.”
Author: M. A. Rhodes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Scandal rocks a quiet Southern city. A prominent society family is torn apart. It's the story of the century, from the city's most exclusive west-side subdivisions to the poverty-riddled neighborhoods east of downtown. In probing the roots of a complex, intertwining set of adulterous relationships, this novel delves into the nature of love and friendship and the responsibilities of the privileged classes toward the less fortunate.
Bootleggers, swindlers, gold miners and serial killers—Charlotte has courted them all. The Queen City is renowned for its skyline, sports teams and dizzying growth, but just below its smooth, polished exterior lies a dark past full of crime and myriad misdeeds. This second history of Charlotte has been concealed and denied by those who retell the city’s story, and by those who have lived it. Until now. In Wicked Charlotte, discover the tale of the Chicago gangsters who invaded the city looking to pull a heist to fund sinister maneuverings in their boss’s criminal trial. Learn how a golden nugget found in a nearby creek changed Charlotte from a trading crossroads into a rough and tumble town full of fortune seekers bent on finding a quick dollar and instant riches. And read about the details of the death of one of Charlotte’s most gifted writers, who met his end in a seedy hotel room in Mexico. This raucous book sheds light on these incidents and many more, revealing a side of Charlotte’s history that few will recognize. The sordid events described here took place on familiar streets and in well known neighborhoods, but rarely have the stories passed beyond the circles of those who lived them. Charlotte has played host to a multitude of villainous characters, and has seen scores of unsavory deeds played out on its shadowy streets. Wicked Charlotte brings it all to the forefront, as never before.
The incredible "glowing" history of the "Devil's element "phosphorus Discovered by alchemists, prescribed by apothecaries, exploited by ninth-century industrialists, and abused by twentieth-century combatants, the chemical element phosphorus has fascinated us for more than three centuries. It may even be the cause of will-o'-the wisps and spontaneous human combustion! Now John Emsley has written an enthralling account of this eerily luminescent element. Shining with wonderful nuggets-from murders-by-phosphorus to a match factory strike; from the firebombing of Hamburg to the deadly compounds derived from phosphorus today-The 13th Element weaves together a rich tableau of brilliant and oddball characters, social upheavals, and bizarre events.
Author: Sarah Lumley
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics
This work contributes to the social sciences generally, and economics in particular, by reviewing the way in which a narrowly applied interpretation of economics in the modern world contributes to social and environmental injustice. Through analysis of the context and intentions of the theorists upon whose ideas modern policy is based, especially in relation their ethical premises, the book contributes to the debate about using the current economic paradigm more appropriately until a better paradigm is implemented. Dr.Lumley examines both Global North and Global South in a bracing manner that does make room for ethical,value based environmental readings of macroeconomic policy and microeconomic practice in development and concerns such as global warming, pollution ,sustainable resource use conservation, and overpopulation.In a recent article in the business section of the Time magazine Robert Johnson1 proposed that we 'reintroduce context' and research economic history as a means of understanding the economy. He also stressed the importance of interdisciplinary interactions for economics. As such, this original research study contributes to the field by doing what Johnson suggested and the discipline is enriched by a new critical voice.
Oliver’s dog whined and sniffed the body, licking his master’s face. An August sun glared down, gluing Selma’s blood-splashed dress against her body. She held her husband in her arms, willing him to live. He had attacked Tyrone so suddenly there hadn’t been time to think. But now, every movement seemed in slow motion, Oliver vomiting, eyes pleading, his blood spurting more slowly from his chest. Tears blinding her eyes, Selma did not see Tyrone race to the lace and wash evidence from the weapon. “Don’t die, Ollie. You don’t have to die.” But he did. Slowly she slipped her hand from his. *** If Selma Withypol and Tyrone Zale had buried her husband deeper on that remote farm in Central Minnesota in 1933, if Oliver Withypol’s best friend hadn’t interfered, if the deputy hadn’t been so canny, they might have escaped the law. But instead, Selma finds herself in a local jail, the ridicule of the community, except for her former lover, Sheriff Ed Zorell, who manipulates the town officials to see the stranger, Zale—or whatever he calls himself, takes the rap, and helps Selma discover which of all her heart throbs really loves her for herself alone.