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Rape Is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming Are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape CrisisAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Jody Raphael JD
Publisher: Chicago Review Press (2013, Apr 1st).
“More than half of women and girls lie about rape . . .” “Feminists exaggerate rape prevalence to demonize men and raise money for their cause . . .” “Girls cry ‘rape’ when it’s nothing more than regret over bad sex . . .” Such emotionally charged false accusations have convinced much of the general public and the media that acquaintance rape is a figment of the imagination. As author Jody Raphael reveals in Rape Is Rape, the more acquaintance rape is reported and taken seriously by prosecutors, judges, and juries, the louder the clamor of rape denial becomes.Through firsthand interviews with victims, medical and judicial records, social media analysis, and statistics from government agencies, Rape Is Rape exposes the tactics used by the deniers, a group that includes conservatives and right-wing Christians as well as some controversial feminists. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jill Kelly
Publisher: FaithWords (2013, Jan 22nd).
Every Christian parent today wrestles with the challenge of how to raise kids in a God-honoring, morally sound way. In ETCHED . . . UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly offers up the unforgettable episodes of her life-some sorrowful, others filled with joy-as a "living epistle" to her daughters. For the many other Christian mothers who also long to pass on their hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children, Kelly's down-to-earth reflections provide an inspiring example.As she writes, "God will break our hearts, but He will hold the pieces. He will cradle us and redeem every tear we cry." Although great personal pain-her young son Hunter's death, her husband's infidelity-informs these pages, Kelly's story is ultimately one of forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Shields
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Knopf (2013, Feb 5th).
In this wonderfully intelligent, stunningly honest, and painfully funny book, acclaimed writer David Shields uses himself as a representative for all readers and writers who seek to find salvation in literature.Blending confessional criticism and anthropological autobiography, Shields explores the power of literature (from Blaise Pascal's Pensées to Maggie Nelson's Bluets, Renata Adler's Speedboat to Proust's A Remembrance of Things Past) to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. Shields evokes his deeply divided personality (his "ridiculous" ambivalence), his character flaws, his woes, his serious despairs. Books are his life, but when they come to feel unlifelike and archaic, he revels in a new kind of art that is based heavily on quotation and consciousness and self-consciousness--perfect, since so much of what ails him is acute self-consciousness. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Patricia Castelao
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (2000, Jan 1st).
From the moment she’s born, the adorable beagle puppy named Bella has a lot of energy. She runs, she chases, she somersaults, she chews, and she sniffs . . . and sniffs and sniffs and sniffs. Her new owners love her, but they soon realize that Bella is bored while they’re out of the house all day, and that their small apartment might not be the best home for an energetic puppy. Luckily, Mona at the Rainbow Street Shelter can help! She keeps an eye out for the perfect place for Bella, and soon she finds her not just a home but a job—the best job in the world for a dog who loves to sniff. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: CQ Press
Publisher: CQ Press; 5 edition (2012, Aug 10th).
In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic work presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of congressional procedures. This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changes on Capitol Hill since 2008. How Congress Works helps readers place recent events in the context of the entire picture of how Congress operates. A detailed index rounds out this introduction to the real Congress. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: James Proctor
Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (2013, Apr 1st).
Iceland has never been so hot. Let The Rough Guide to Iceland be your companion when planning a trip to this unspoiled country — from the party capital, Reykjavík, with its white nights and northern lights, to the vast glaciers of the uninhabited interior. Come eye to eye with the giants of the sea on a whale watching tour or take a dip in the geothermal hot springs of the Blue Lagoon: Iceland is Europe's most unusual destination. This complete travel guide for Iceland includes full-color pictures to inspire your travels through this vivid country of lava fields and bubbling mud pools, detailed maps to help you find your way, and expert background information on everything from smorgasbords to sagas. The Rough Guide to Iceland also includes detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ferguson Publishing
Publisher: Ferguson Publishing; 2 edition (2009, Jan 30th).
Praise for the previous edition:"Solid, up-to-date addition..."--School Library JournalCareers in Focus: Advertising and Marketing, Second Edition covers 21 careers for students interested in persuing a career in this field.Job profiles include:-Advertising account executives -Advertising and marketing managers -Art directors -Buyers -Composers -Copywriters -Demographers -Graphic designers -Illustrators -Internet marketing and advertising consultants -Media planners and buyers -Media relations specialists -Models -Photo stylists -Photographers -Telemarketers -and more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
When We Get to Surf City: A Journey Through America in Pursuit of Rock and Roll, Friendship, and DreamsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Bob Greene
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (2009, May 12th).
Includes a bonus excerpt from Bob Greene’s forthcoming Late Edition: A Love Story"There is something absolutely magical about Bob Greene's voice.”—Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor, The Last LectureRunning away to join the circus is a dream we’re told to put away once we’re no longer young. But for the last fifteen summers, Bob Greene has stepped into a universe that is hiding in plain sight: the touring world of the great early rock bands who gave America the car-radio-and-jukebox music it still loves best.Singing backup with the legendary Jan and Dean as they endlessly crisscross the nation, in the company of Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Martha and the Vandellas, and the Beach Boys, Greene takes us to football stadiums and minor-league ballparks, to no-name ice cream stands and midnight diners. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College- How You Can Too!Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kristina Ellis
Publisher: Worthy Publishing (2013, Apr 16th).
How ANY student--including YOU!--can win scholarships and earn free money for college! On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis's mom--a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer--informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college. As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That's when she devised the plan that led to her receiving over $500,000 in scholarships--enough to pay for her full education at a top- 20 university, all the way through her doctoral degree, and make her dreams come true. How she made it happen--and how you can too!--is the focus of this book. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Martin Clancy
Publisher: Prometheus Books (2013, Feb 19th).
True-life reporting on vicious criminals and the haphazard system that punishes themIn 1969, Supreme Court justices cast votes in secret that could have signaled the end of the death penalty. Later, the justices' resolve began to unravel. Why?What were the consequences for the rule of law and for the life at stake in the case?These are some of the fascinating questions answered in Murder at the Supreme Court. Veteran journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien not only pull back the curtain of secrecy that surrounds Supreme Court deliberations but also reveal the crucial links between landmark capital-punishment cases and the lethal crimes at their root. The authors take readers to crime scenes, holding cells, jury rooms, autopsy suites, and execution chambers to provide true-life reporting on vicious criminals and the haphazard system that punishes them. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability