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Tainted Pictures

By Sarah Robinson
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  • Publisher : Books by Sarah Robinson
  • Isbn : 0990473244
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 290
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The second installment of the bestselling romantic suspense series, The Photographer Trilogy, returns and The Photographer is back with Kate in his crosshairs…will she find out who he is in time to save the one person who matters most? The small, quiet life Kate Jackson had built for herself is over. The Photographer is back, haunting her at every turn with his menacing hints, reminding her that he owns her. Her romance with Derrick Kane is in shreds, their trust destroyed. Everything she’d ever worked for is crumbling through her fingers. But Kate is a fighter and refuses to allow a sadistic killer to take everything from her yet again. She delves into the police investigation targeting The Photographer to finally reveal his true identity, but Kate quickly learns that finding the face behind the mask doesn’t always make you safe. Monsters are only uglier in the light of day. Trigger Warning: Due to violent and dark subject matter, this book is intended for 18+ years old. This book does contain triggers for violence and abuse. This is the second book in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. The next book, Untainted, is available on all retailers.

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A magisterial history of the artists and writers who left Weimar when the Nazis came to power In 1933 thousands of intellectuals, artists, writers, militants and other opponents of the Nazi regime fled Germany. They were, in the words of Heinrich Mann, “the best of Germany,” refusing to remain citizens in this new state that legalized terror and brutality. Exiled across the world, they continued the fight against Nazism in prose, poetry, painting, architecture, film and theater. Weimar in Exile follows these lives, from the rise of national socialism to their return to a ruined homeland, retracing their stories, struggles, setbacks and rare victories. The dignity in exile of Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Alfred Döblin, Hanns Eisler, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Anna Seghers, Ernst Toller, Stefan Zweig and many others provides a counterpoint to the story of Germany under the Nazis.

"The Lives of Others" and Contemporary German Film

By Paul Cooke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110268477
  • Pages : 301
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 866
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This volume offers the first book-length academic investigation of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others (2006). The aim of this edited collection is twofold. On the one hand, it offers new insight into one of the most successful German films of the past two decades, placing The Lives of Others within its wider historical, political, aesthetic and industrial context. On the other, it offers this group of scholars, which includes many of the leading international figures in the field, opportunity to make a series of interventions on the state of contemporary German film and German film studies.

The Last Word

By Justin Gautreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190944579
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 205
  • File Pdf: the-last-word.pdf

Book Summary:

The Last Word argues that the Hollywood novel opened up space for cultural critique of the film industry at a time when the industry lacked the capacity to critique itself. While the young studio system worked tirelessly to burnish its public image in the wake of celebrity scandal, several industry insiders wrote fiction to fill in what newspapers and fan magazines left out. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, these novels aimed to expose the invisible machinery of classical Hollywood cinema, including not only the evolving artifice of the screen but also the promotional discourse that complemented it. As likeminded filmmakers in the 1940s and 1950s gradually brought the dark side of the industry to the screen, however, the Hollywood novel found itself struggling to live up to its original promise of delivering the unfilmable. By the 1960s, desperate to remain relevant, the genre had devolved into little more than erotic fantasy of movie stars behind closed doors, perhaps the only thing the public couldn't already find elsewhere. Still, given their unique ability to speak beyond the institutional restraints of their time, these earlier works offer a window into the industry's dynamic creation and re-creation of itself in the public imagination.

Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity [2 volumes]

By Aaron Barlow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313396183
  • Pages : 548
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 666
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Stars do have real power, but not all of them wield it wisely. This work explores how a variety of celebrities developed their brands and how celebrity can become a jumping-off point to entirely unrelated activities. • Connects artists to their frequent collaborators, giving readers the benefit of an expansive introduction that leads logically into an advanced discussion of each star • Documents how pioneering individuals such as Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood expand their professional activities, thereby setting the precedent for what is now commonplace: the performer as writer, director, producer, and brand • Covers a broad range of individuals, including Ezra Pound, Charlie Chaplin, Mario Puzo, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Fran Drescher, and even President Theodore Roosevelt

Three Chords and the Truth

By Cas Sigers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Urban Books
  • Isbn : 1622860403
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 209
  • File Pdf: three-chords-and-the-truth.pdf

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After a few tiring years on the road, nationally known singer Henna James takes a sabbatical and visits her dear friend, Monica. During her search for rejuvenation and inspiration for her next CD, she meets Craig, Monica's flighty, womanizing younger brother. Sparks fly between these two very different people. Henna falls harder than she cares to admit. Craig, too, is having feelings he's never experienced before; but Craig hasn't been completely honest. He has a long-distance girlfriend, Nia, who suddenly pops into town and delivers a commitment ultimatum. She is tired of their on again/off again relationship, and she is ready to be married. Craig is torn, but ultimately his decision is made for him. Henna learns about Nia and quickly ends the affair with Craig. Seeing no hope of reconciliation with Henna, Craig proposes to Nia, but before the wedding takes place, Henna delivers some surprising information that could change everything. Now each of them has decisions to make. Is Craig ready to become responsible for the first time in his life? And if Henna decides to take him back, will she ever be able to truly forgive him? Three Chords and the Truth is about leaving emotional baggage behind, trusting the heart after being hurt, and loving outside your comfort zone.

Handbook of Adoption

By Rafael A. Javier,Amanda L. Baden,Frank A. Biafora,Alina Camacho-Gingerich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Isbn : 1483350746
  • Pages : 584
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 552
  • File Pdf: handbook-of-adoption.pdf

Book Summary:

Although most mental health and behavioral health professionals have encountered adoption triad members—birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons—in their clinical practice, the vast majority have had no formal or informal training on adoption issues. The Handbook of Adoption is the first text designed for mental health practitioners to specifically address the many dimensions of adoption-related issues which can and do affect adoption triad members, specifically in the United States.

The Crib, the Cross, and the Crown

By Michael John Hooton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1498282962
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 137
  • File Pdf: the-crib-the-cross-and-the-crown.pdf

Book Summary:

We are all familiar with the stories of what happened at the first Christmas and Easter--or are we? The Crib, the Cross and the Crown strips away the wrapping-paper of tradition and folk-lore from the stories of the birth and death of Jesus Christ, and takes a fresh look at what the Gospels themselves say. It describes the real Jesus of the New Testament, and reflects on the ways in which the recurring themes in his story can shape our own lives and faith.

Drive To Thrive

By Sharad Bajaj
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paper2Publish
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 290
  • File Pdf: drive-to-thrive.pdf

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Many people are managers or aspire to manage at work – whether you are managing an entire workforce or trying to convince people to support an idea. I want you to ask yourself, do you feel like you are at your best and most natural when you lead others? In Drive to Thrive book, I have explained various team management, team building, and culture building concepts through my own 20 years of experience at Microsoft and Amazon. Drive to Thrive is a book that will help you bring greater depth, understanding, and clarity to your leadership and management style. Every chapter will propel you towards making operational and managerial excellence a habit to thrive as a manager and build a high performing team. After reading the book, you will be able to effectively manage your team by building the right team culture and putting the right processes in place. This book will explain to you the key team management, team building, and self growth concepts with practical examples. This beautifully written and powerful book captures my conviction that being a manager or a leader requires conscious effort to serve the team and customers. Becoming a manager is a choice that an individual makes in their life to bring the best out of others, serve their team and customers. My journey to becoming a manager always stemmed from a desire to help others achieve their goals and make a broader impact on the organization. I challenged myself to be a better leader, manager, and human being, and this conviction has helped me to oversee and lead both small and large teams. Preface There are countless books on business, leadership, and management styles, from forgettable to timeless books. I will tell you what this book is not; this book is not just any other management or leadership style manual that regurgitates old information and compiles it in many pages. Drive to Thrive offers practical techniques that will help navigate, elevate, and enable you to take control of your personal and professional life. It also provides practical ways to manage your team effectively and keep them productive and motivated, especially in this era of remote work. Suppose you've purchased the Drive to Thrive. In that case, you're an aspiring manager, or you've been frustrated in the past just like me, and you are searching for new ways to become a better manager, both personally and professionally. You may be an intern, a seasoned professional, an executive, an entrepreneur, or someone who desires growth in their personal and professional lives while working remotely. In that case, you are holding the right book. I sincerely hope that each page in this book gives you a different perspective on managing your work, team, and life. I will share ideas, tips, and experiences that are not emphasized in schools or colleges.

Tales of the Field

By John Van Maanen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226849635
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 113
  • File Pdf: tales-of-the-field.pdf

Book Summary:

For more than twenty years, John Van Maanen’s Tales of the Field has been a definitive reference and guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of ethnography and beyond. Originally published in 1988, it was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales. The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. In this second edition, Van Maanen’s substantial new Epilogue charts and illuminates changes in the field since the book’s first publication. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers.

United by or Against Euroscepticism? An Assessment of Public Attitudes towards Europe in the Context of the Crisis

By Alina Bârgăoanu,Loredana Radu,Diego Varela
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443884871
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 146
  • File Pdf: united.pdf

Book Summary:

This book sheds light on the future of the European Union in a critical context marked by what appears to be a “never-ending” crisis of leadership and legitimacy. Will anti-European views and their corollary, such as Euro-populism, Euro-denial, and Euro-cynicisms along with all types of nationalisms, crush or further consolidate the European project? The volume offers detailed analyses of various dimensions of Euroscepticism in the context of the greatest economic crisis in the history of the EU. Divided into four sections, the first brings together general theoretical and empirical perspectives on Euroscepticism, building on existing studies. The second section focuses on the effects of the current economic crisis on Eurosceptic attitudes, while the third explores the marginal impact of Euroscepticism by analysing this phenomenon in countries that have recently joined the EU, such as Romania, and others in which membership is a debated issue and which may use the former’s experience as a model, such as Turkey or Ukraine. Finally, the concluding part discusses the consequences of Euroscepticism for the unity of Europe and the global role and relevance of the EU.

Fixing the Eu Intelligence Crisis

By Mausaa Okohaan Jalaalzaai
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Isbn : 1628942185
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 284
  • File Pdf: fixing-the-eu-intelligence-crisis.pdf

Book Summary:

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My Child, His Child

By Diane M. Poythress
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532600518
  • Pages : 148
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 752
  • File Pdf: my-child-his-child.pdf

Book Summary:

Every Christian mother knows the stress of trying to raise her child for Christ. How do the Ten Commandments apply to that child beyond the superficial legalistic disciplines? How do they apply to me? What does Christ and his sacrifice on the cross have to do with any of these laws? If you want to love God more with all of your heart and help your child to do the same, this book will help point you in the right direction of Calvary. With stories of her own children and from her own life, we can identify with the author's journey toward having a godly family dedicated to God. Spiritual blessings from God's hand are evidenced and encouraged in these pages.

Pentagon's Hammer

By T Randall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zaloli Media Entertainment
  • Isbn : 0985704713
  • Pages : 735
  • Category :
  • Reads : 853
  • File Pdf: pentagon-s-hammer.pdf

Book Summary:

Pentagon's Hammer is a story following a highly intelligent group of terrorists commanded by an individual know only as "The Serpent, that have infiltrated the core of America's defense structure and are now utilizing this great wealth of knowledge against its sworn nemesis, America.