Author: Elizabeth Taylor
Profiles the film star's collection of jewelry, providing descriptions of her most noteworthy pieces and describing their representation of particular relationships and events in her life.
Join Laura T. Woods as she describes her at times unhealthy relationship with sex, because of her addictions, through poetry.
Author: J. L. Beck
A love story that can only end in tragedy... She was never part of the plan. She was never to become anything. She was simply a payment, and once the debt was settled, she would be nothing to me. She thought her life had changed in a blink of an eye the moment she came home to see her father strapped to a chair, a gun being held to his head. It was my life that changed that day, not hers. The blood of my enemy ran through her veins, and no matter how much she wanted to save me, she never would have. I am a monster. I can't be saved. I would consume the world in a blaze of fire before my need for vengeance was ever fulfilled. They say the truth will set you free... I thought she had betrayed me in ways I never expected, but in the end, it was I who had committed the ultimate betrayal. Doubts ruin, truths hurt, and just one lie can destroy an entire army. If being the king has taught me anything, it's that everyone desires the truth, but no one wants to be honest. The monster inside of me has been set free, and I will stop at nothing to destroy my enemies. I am a living, breathing, killing machine... This war has just begun.
Spiritual writer Thomas Merton is the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. Despite appearances to the contrary, in 1966 he was a troubled, lonely monk. Only when the suffering Merton fell madly in love with a student nurse, a forbidden, erotic affair condemned by the Catholic Church, would he discover whether his devotion to God was stronger than his dedication to the woman he called "a miracle in my life." Truly an inspirational story based on Merton's personal journals, new information and sources such as fellow monks, Beneath the Mask of Holiness presents a unique portrayal of the famous man, one never revealed in its entirety before.
IT'S A PRISON BREAK! Purgatory Remedial Academy is holding its annual school festival, where Kyousuke Kamiya couldn't be having a worse time. After recovering from the athletics festival, Renko Hikawa has been hounding Kyousuke endlessly, which only makes Eiri Akabane even more aggressive in her own attempts to seduce him. Right when life seems like it couldn't get any more complicated, the Akabane family decides to pop in for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Kamiya, who demand that their children drop out! With the school's deadly exams coming up and Renko breathing down his neck, will Kyousuke finally sort out his feelings for the Murder Maid before time runs out in Psycome's killer finale?!
Freedom Chat Vol. Ii
Author: S. Lynn Braynt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Freedom Chat Volume II A Compilation of Poetic Moments is a book of poetry by three siblings. Three siblings that share poetry about themselves, happiness, relationships and love gone wrong they share from the heart and life experiences. LaNard Morrison, S. Lynn Bryant, and introducing a new published Poet Riki James. Freedom Chat Volume II a book you will want to share and read over and over again.
A poetic work that tells of my unhealthy relationship with food. From early childhood memories, through tragedies, up to present healthier undertakings. To me food always represented some kind of love healthy or not.
Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 2 include: . selections from the works of Hans Christian Andersen . a survey of Anglo-Saxon literature, including Beowulf and The Wanderer . selections from Gabriele d'Annunzio's The Triumph of Death . poems by Anacreon (562-477 Be . Arabic ballads . verse by Aristophanes . poems by Matthew Arnold . nature writing John James Audubon . and much, much more.
Author: Bill Griffith
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir. This is the renowned cartoonist's first long-form graphic work ― a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew.
That St. Louis Thing is an American story of music, race relations and baseball. Here is over 100 years of the city’s famed musical development -- blues, jazz and rock -- placed in the context of its civil rights movement and its political and ecomomic power. Here, too, are the city’s people brought alive from its foundation to the racial conflicts in Ferguson in 2014. The panorama of the city presents an often overlooked gem, music that goes far beyond famed artists such as Scott Joplin, Miles Davis and Tina Turner. The city is also the scene of a historic civil rights movement that remained important from its early beginnings into the twenty-first century. And here, too, are the sounds of the crack of the bat during a century-long love affair with baseball.
Originally published in 1895, this early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Stand Your Ground
Author: Caroline Light
Publisher: Beacon Press
Despite inevitable questions about gun control, there is a sharp increase in firearm sales in the wake of every mass shooting. Yet, this kind of DIY-security activism predates the contemporary gun rights movement -- and even the stand-your-ground self-defense laws adopted in thirty-three states, or the thirteen million civilians currently licensed to carry concealed firearms. As scholar Caroline Light proves, support for "good guys with guns" relies on the entrenched belief that certain "bad guys with guns" threaten us all. This book explores the development of the American right to self-defense and reveals how the original "duty to retreat" from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. Light traces white America's attachment to racialized, lethal self-defense by unearthing its complex legal and social histories -- from the original "castle laws" of the 1600s, which gave white men the right to protect their homes, to the brutal lynching of "criminal" Black bodies during the Jim Crow era and the radicalization of the NRA as it transitioned from a sporting organization to one of our country's most powerful lobbying forces.