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The Actuary's Wife
Author: K. T. Bowes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1519548265
Pages: 418
Year: 2015-11-26
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Rohan and Emma seem determined to make their relationship work but it's hard being married to The Actuary. When Dolan, the sexy Irishman reveals Rohan's hiding something, Emma does her own investigating and is heartbroken by what she finds. Before she can resolve her romance issues, Emma's work at the school uncovers a century old deceit which may just get her killed first.
The Actuary
Author: K. T. Bowes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 151425980X
Pages: 486
Year: 2015-07-14
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Emma is a young mother raising her son in terrible poverty, when she runs into her former Russian lover. The gorgeous Rohan Andreyev is determined to pursue her but the spiteful women who surround him, conspire to make Emma's life unbearable. When Rohan's work as an actuary spills over into his personal life, Emma finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy that will leave her in the hands of ruthless men. Into the intrigue comes Rohan's business partner, Christopher Dolan. Irish, handsome and with an agenda of his own, Emma struggles to understand whether he is friend or foe as the men in her life seem determined to win or destroy her. Emma has a choice to make; whether to stay in the sleepy town of Market Harborough or disappear with her son forever. Whatever she decides, there is one good reason why her fate will be linked to Rohan Andreyev's until the end of time; she loves him. But he is the Actuary and his job isn't quite what he led her to believe.
Last Dance in Havana
Author: Eugene Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439138095
Pages: 288
Year: 2012-11-20
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In power for forty-four years and counting, Fidel Castro has done everything possible to define Cuba to the world and to itself -- yet not even he has been able to control the thoughts and dreams of his people. Those thoughts and dreams are the basis for what may become a post-Castro Cuba. To more fully understand the future of America's near neighbor, veteran reporter Eugene Robinson knew exactly where to look -- or rather, to listen. In this provocative work, Robinson takes us on a sweaty, pulsating, and lyrical tour of a country on the verge of revolution, using its musicians as a window into its present and future. Music is the mother's milk of Cuban culture. Cubans express their fondest hopes, their frustrations, even their political dissent, through music. Most Americans think only of salsa and the Buena Vista Social Club when they think of the music of Cuba, yet those styles are but a piece of a broad musical spectrum. Just as the West learned more about China after the Cultural Revolution by watching From Mao to Mozart, so will readers discover the real Cuba -- the living, breathing, dying, yet striving Cuba. Cuban music is both wildly exuberant and achingly melancholy. A thick stew of African and European elements, it is astoundingly rich and influential to have come from such a tiny island. From rap stars who defy the government in their lyrics to violinists and pianists who attend the world's last Soviet-style conservatory to international pop stars who could make millions abroad yet choose to stay and work for peanuts, Robinson introduces us to unforgettable characters who happily bring him into their homes and backstage discussions. Despite Castro's attempts to shut down nightclubs, obstruct artists, and subsidize only what he wants, the musicians and dancers of Cuba cannot stop, much less behave. Cubans move through their complicated lives the way they move on the dance floor, dashing and darting and spinning on a dime, seducing joy and fulfillment and next week's supply of food out of a broken system. Then at night they take to the real dance floors and invent fantastic new steps. Last Dance in Havana is heartwrenching, yet ultimately as joyous and hopeful as a rocking club late on a Saturday night.
Free from the Tracks
Author: K. T. Bowes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1501015109
Pages: 118
Year: 2015-03-08
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Sophia has nothing good in her life except her teenage boyfriend, Dane McArdle. But homeless, with a drug addicted mother and a violent stepfather, the hot local bad boy has problems of his own. When Sophia tries to help him, she unleashes a world of trouble into his already complicated life. After a body is found at Dane's old house, he becomes the prime suspect and Sophia is forced to take terrifying risks to put her mess right. But an overheard conversation reveals a dreadful secret and it looks like Dane might have returned to his old ways. Does she help him or let him lose absolutely everything? That's Sophia's dilemma.
Real Frank Zappa Book
Author: Frank Zappa, Peter Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671705725
Pages: 352
Year: 1990-05-15
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Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.
Author: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440639485
Pages: 368
Year: 2008-04-17
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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.
“The” Illustrated London News
Year: 1855
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Hana Du Rose
Author: K. T. Bowes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500971464
Pages: 602
Year: 2015-04-04
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"Logan Du Rose was like a deep lagoon. No matter how far Hana dived into the black water, she could never find the bedrock. She may have miles to chart or be about to break her neck on the bottom. There was no telling." New marriage at forty five isn't the bed of roses that beautiful widow Hana, imagined, especially not when a sinister man who hides in the shadows and preys on vulnerable women is intent on hurting her. Her adult children have secrets of their own and her son reacts badly to her impulsive, secret marriage. And the family she is now grafted onto is strange and vindictive, operating under its own peculiar moral code. Hana Du Rose thinks her husband is an English teacher. But who is he really? Hana makes a shocking discovery that will change her life forever, because some errors shouldn't be made twice. This is the second of the Hana Du Rose Mysteries.
Fin de Siècle Social Theory
Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859849962
Pages: 231
Year: 1995
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In four closely interwoven studies, Jeffrey Alexander identifies the central dilemma that provokes contemporary social theory and proposes a new way to resolve it. The dream of reason that marked the previous fin de siècle foundered in the face of the cataclysms of the twentieth century, when war, revolution, and totalitarianism came to be seen as themselves products of reason. In response there emerged the profound skepticism about rationality that has so starkly defined the present fin de siècle. From Wittgenstein through Rorty and postmodernism, relativism rejects the very possibility of universal standards, while for both positivism and neo-Marxists like Bourdieu, reductionism claims that ideas simply reflect their social base. In a readable and spirited argument, Alexander develops the alternative of a "neo-modernist" position that defends reason from within a culturally centered perspective while remaining committed to the goal of explaining, not merely interpreting, contemporary social life. On the basis of a sweeping reinterpretation of postwar society and its intellectuals, he suggests that both antimodernist radicalism and postmodernist resignation are now in decline; a more democratic, less ethnocentric and more historically contingent universalizing social theory may thus emerge. Developing in his first two studies a historical approach to the problem of "absent reason," Alexander moves via a critique of Richard Rorty to construct his case for "present reason." Finally, focusing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, he provokes the most sustained critical reflection yet on this influential thinker. Fin de Siecle Social Theory is a tonic intervention in contemporary debates, showing how social and cultural theory can properly take the measure of the extraordinary times in which we live.
The Modernization of Fatherhood
Author: Ralph LaRossa
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226469042
Pages: 287
Year: 1997
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The period between World War I and World War II was an important time in the history of gender relations, and of American fatherhood. Revealing the surprising extent to which some of yesterday's fathers were involved with their children, The Modernization of Fatherhood recounts how fatherhood was reshaped during the Machine Age into the configuration we know today. LaRossa explains that during the interwar period the image of the father as economic provider, pal, and male role model, all in one, became institutionalized. Using personal letters and popular magazine and newspaper sources, he explores how the social and economic conditions of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression—a period of technical innovation as well as economic hardship—fused these expectations into a cultural ideal. With chapters on the U.S. Children's Bureau, the fathercraft movement, the magazine industry and the development of Parent's Magazine, and the creation of Father's Day, this book is a major addition to the growing literature on masculinity and fatherhood.
The King's English ...
Author: Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler
Pages: 370
Year: 1906
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Preference, Belief, and Similarity
Author: Amos Tversky, Eldar Shafir
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026270093X
Pages: 1023
Year: 2004
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Selected works by the influential cognitive and mathematical psychologist and decision theorist Amos Tversky.
Abolition of Feudalism
Author: John Markoff
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271044411
Year: 2010-11-01
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The Taming of Chance
Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521388848
Pages: 264
Year: 1990-08-31
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This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.
The Social Construction of Nature
Author: Klaus Eder
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Pages: 243
Year: 1996-10-14
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In this unique and agenda-setting examination of the relation between nature and culture, Klaus Eder demonstrates our ideas of nature are culturally determined, and explains how the relation between modern, industrial societies and nature is increasingly violent and destructive. Through an analysis of symbolism, ritual and taboo, Eder questions the view of nature as an object. Showing how nature is socially constructed, he presents a critique of Marx and Durkheim while offering a radical reinterpretation of the relationship among society, culture and nature. Eder concludes with an examination of the symbolic order of society and of the role of religion in modern culture. Using a culturalist interpretation,