This Is Not a Rescue

Author: Emily Blewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781724095


Page: 60

View: 2792

Emily Blewitt's debut collection of poetry is This Is Not a Rescue (Seren). The Carmarthen-born young author writes beautifully considered poems about love and relationships ('I Threw Myself at You', 'Navigation Points'), about living in modern Wales ('How to Explain Hiraeth to an Englishman'), satirical pieces about office life ('When I Think of Bald Men'), as well as more occasional poems ('Devouring Jane'- on Jane Austen's heroes - and 'Boba Fett and the Sarlacc', a couple of cult characters plucked from Star Wars). There are two short sequences: one on a favourite cat, the other inspired by the ubiquitous crows in Wales. A wry, even slightly sardonic tone, contrasts with a lighter lyricism. The author also doesn't shrink from several darker narratives involving sexual abuse and violence.

This Is Not a Game

A Novel

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316040444

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8611


This is Not a President

Sense, Nonsense, and the American Political Imaginary

Author: Diane Rubenstein

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814776025

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 2276

Read The Chronicle of Higher Ed Author Interview In This Is Not a President, Diane Rubenstein looks at the postmodern presidency — from Reagan and George H. W. Bush, through the current administration, and including Hillary. Focusing on those seemingly inexplicable gaps or blind spots in recent American presidential politics, Rubenstein interrogates symptomatic moments in political rhetoric, popular culture, and presidential behavior to elucidate profound and disturbing changes in the American presidency and the way it embodies a national imaginary. In a series of essays written in real time over the past four presidential administrations, Rubenstein traces the vernacular use of the American presidency (as currency, as grist for popular biography, as fictional TV material) to explore the ways in which the American presidency functions as a “transitional object” that allows the American citizen to meet or discover the president while going about her everyday life. The book argues that it is French theory — primarily Lacanian psychoanalysis and the radical semiotic theories of Jean Baudrillard — that best accounts for American political life today. Through episodes as diverse as Iran Contra, George H. W. Bush vomiting in Japan, the 1992 Republican convention, the failed nomination of Lani Guinier, and the Iraq War, This Is Not a President brilliantly situates our collective investment in American political culture.

Saving Simon

How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

Author: Jon Katz

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0345531205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3849

"When Jon Katz got a call from an animal control officer about Simon, a neglected donkey who had been found on a failing farm in upstate New York, he wasn't expecting to add another animal to his already full life. But when he made the trek out to meet him, he couldn't help falling in love with the skinny, mangy donkey who had already suffered so much, and he ended up taking him into his home. It was Simon who listened in the fields as Jon read to him and discussed philosophy. And it was Simon who forced Jon to confront the most difficult parts of life. And ultimately, it was Simon who brought Jon to a new understanding about mercy and compassion. In this heartwarming and heartrending memoir, Jon Katz plumbs the depths of the human-animal bond with his trademark grace, strength and skill."

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone

Because It's There

Author: Stephen E. Schmid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 8840

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of intellectually stimulating new essays that address the philosophical issues relating to risk, ethics, and other aspects of climbing that are of interest to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers. Represents the first collection of essays to exclusively address the many philosophical aspects of climbing Includes essays that challenge commonly accepted views of climbing and climbing ethics Written accessibly, this book will appeal to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers Includes a foreword written by Hans Florine Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2010

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition

Author: John Rousmaniere

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650248

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 9824

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

This Is Not a Drill

Author: Beck McDowell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101590645

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8654

Two teens try to save a class of first-graders from a gun-wielding soldier suffering from PTSD When high school seniors Emery and Jake are taken hostage in the classroom where they tutor, they must work together to calm both the terrified children and the gunman threatening them--a task made even more difficult by their recent break-up. Brian Stutts, a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, uses deadly force when he's denied access to his son because of a custody battle. The children's fate is in the hands of the two teens, each recovering from great loss, who now must reestablish trust in a relationship damaged by betrayal. Told through Emery and Jake's alternating viewpoints, this gripping novel features characters teens will identify with and explores the often-hidden damages of war.


Author: Chris Kelso


ISBN: 1291919333

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 7714

'Dada Hue, dada Tza...surreal grandeur from every corner of Europe's sunken wens. Dark and absurd fiction that penetrates the subcutaneous fat of our psychosphere - writing that curves and bends the branches of the Pluplusch. Welcome to dada bourgeoisie, honoured poets and fictionists, who are always writing with words but never writing the word itself....' Feat: Joe Ambrose, Rhys Hughes, Neil Williamson, Seb Doubinsky, Krsysztof Dabrowski, Claude Pelieu, Achilleas Kyriakidis, John McNee, Lee Kwo, Mike Jansen, Mary Beach, Matthew Bialer, Charles Plymell, William Burroughs, Love Kolle, m Mike Kazepis, Raf De Bie, Gio Clairval, Gabino Iglesias, Gerard Malanga, Ole Wesenberg Nielsen, Michael Faun, Michael McAloran, Adam Millard, Terence-Jaiden David Wray, Andrew Coulthard, S.Clay Wilson, Wallace Berman, Scott Coubrough, Konstantine Paradias, George Cotronis, Ginger Eades, Brion Gysin, Gerard Malanga, Ralph.W.Ackerman, Charlotte Baker, Rob Harris, Preston Grassmann, Darren Rae and Joel Hubaut

This Is Not a Love Song

A Novel

Author: Sarahbeth Purcell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416523030

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8491

From the author of Love Is the Drug, the wickedly funny, pull-no-punches story of Julia, a hip, young writer whose life is thrown completely out of whack when her free-spirited soul mate decides to free himself from her, leaving her reeling. Brilliant young writer Sarahbeth Purcell combines witty melodramatics with her own brand of hard-edged, tough-girl cadences in This Is Not a Love Song, a fantastic new novel filled with characters who are idealistic enough for readers to relate to and just cynical enough to respect. When Julia first met Chase one February day two years ago, she knew something was different. An intelligent, free-spirited artist, Chase was not like the other guys Julia had dated. He was her soul mate. At least for two blissful years. And then, with nothing more than a single note left on a bedside table, he was gone -- following his lifelong search for peace and inspiration on another spontaneous road trip across the country. But this time, he wasn't coming back. Devastated and depressed, Julia turns to her friend Delia, a gorgeous and tortured alcoholic who approaches life with the spirit of a warrior. Through terse phone calls and late-night crying jags, Delia helps Julia navigate her heartbreaking loss. Hilarious and heart wrenching, This Is Not a Love Song is a story about hope, healing, and that endless search for the truest form of affection -- loving yourself.

Breakup Girl to the Rescue!

A Superhero's Guide to Love, and Lack Thereof

Author: Lynn Harris

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 031609188X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 6967

Breakup Girl is the only superhero whose mission it is to fight crimes of the heart, stop dating indignities, and help you get your stuff back. No matter where you are in a relationship, Breakup Girl to the Rescue! guides you through that big, messy thing called love. Lynn Harris uses her knowing voice and generous humor -- with real letters sent to her hugely popular Web site, -- to ease readers through either side of a breakup, the dating life, and the rough spots of relationships. Topics include Dropping the Bomb, Relapses vs. Reunions, From Friends to Lovers, How to Lose Your Baggage, and The Curse of "The Nice Guy".

Time Out for Foreplay: This is Not a Rehearsal

An Intimate Relationship with God

Author: Terrie M. Williams

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463459424

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

View: 9110

Terrie M. Williams was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She is currently a resident in Delaware. She received her B.A. in Public Administration from Trenton State College. She is the mother of two beautiful children. Ore’l, daughter, age 13 and son Qyreen, age 11. Terrie is an ordained minister an in the Wings of Faith Chariots of Fire Ministries. Her goal is that this book would exalt God and help others work out their own soul salvation; crucifying flesh and putting on the whole spiritual man. This is a family book with entries for children by children. Something missing, something broken. Spiritually frustrated, sexually frustrated, busted and disgusted. Searching for love and intimacy in all the wrong places and in all the wrong people. Can someone explain to me, what love really is? Love conquers all fears...fear of growing old, fear of being left alone, fear of not experiencing true love. How can we identify with our self, without loving our self in someone else or something else? Whether it is sex, money, shopping, food and vacations, etc... Frequently we get the teaching putting on the whole Armor of God but seldom do we ever hear how to crucify the flesh when one is broken-hearted and frustrated in every way possible. This book attempts to address plots of the devil while uncovering what true love is and the importance of having an intimate relationship with God.

Scripts People Live

Transactional Analysis of Life Scripts

Author: Claude Steiner

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132109

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

View: 5767

A clinical psychologist presents an overview of transactional analysis and a discussion of the key elements and practical applications of script theory

This is Not a Love Letter

Author: Kim Purcell

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368002358

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1489

One week. That's all Jessie said. A one-week break to get some perspective before graduation, before she and her boyfriend, Chris, would have to make all the big, scary decisions about their future--decisions they had been fighting about for weeks. Then, Chris vanishes. The police think he's run away, but Jessie doesn't believe it. Chris is popular and good-looking, about to head off to college on a full-ride baseball scholarship. And he disappeared while going for a run along the river--the same place where some boys from the rival high school beat him up just three weeks ago. Chris is one of the only black kids in a depressed paper mill town, and Jessie is terrified of what might have happened. As the police are spurred to reluctant action, Jessie speaks up about the harassment Chris kept quiet about and the danger he could be in. But there are people in Jessie's town who don't like the story she tells, who are infuriated by the idea that a boy like Chris would be a target of violence. They smear Chris's character and Jessie begins receiving frightening threats. Every Friday since they started dating, Chris has written Jessie a love letter. Now Jessie is writing Chris a letter of her own to tell him everything that's happening while he's gone. As Jessie searches for answers, she must face her fears, her guilt, and a past more complicated than she would like to admit.

Why We Became Rescue Heroes

The Teammates Tell Their Exciting Stories

Author: J. E. Bright

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439419093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3313

Introduces beginning readers to the brave members of the Rescue Heroes, including firefighters Billy Blazes and Wendy Waters, police officer Jake Justice, mountain ranger Rocky Canyon, and others. Original.

Alien Among Us

Homeworld: Book Two

Author: Casey Lytle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462085318

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

View: 8160

After escaping capture by government agents and fleeing to the Homeworld, the Tennisons are returning to Earth. But before they can return to a normal life they must complete a rescue mission. A mission which will split the family across two worlds and decide the fate of Earth.