The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

Author: Christopher Lasch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393313719

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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"[A] passionate, compelling, and disturbing argument that the ills of democracy in the United States today arise from the default of its elites." —John Gray, New York Times Book Review (front-page review) In a front-page review in the Washington Post Book World, John Judis wrote: "Political analysts have been poring over exit polls and precinct-level votes to gauge the meaning of last November's election, but they would probably better employ their time reading the late Christopher Lasch's book." And in the National Review, Robert Bork says The Revolt of the Elites "ranges provocatively [and] insightfully." Controversy has raged around Lasch's targeted attack on the elites, their loss of moral values, and their abandonment of the middle class and poor, for he sets up the media and educational institutions as a large source of the problem. In this spirited work, Lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion. He does this in a nonpartisan manner, looking to the lessons of American history, and castigating those in power for the ever-widening gap between the economic classes, which has created a crisis in American society. The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy is riveting social commentary.
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Aiden ~ Melanie Moreland

Vested Interest #2

Author: Melanie Moreland

Publisher: Melanie Moreland

ISBN: 1988610052

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 6065

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Sweet Magnolias Collection Volume 1

Stealing Home\A Slice of Heaven

Author: Sherryl Woods

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488029938

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9462

Return to the warm, cozy town of Serenity in this collection of classic stories from the Sweet Magnolias series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Stealing Home There’s been nothing calm about Maddie Townsend’s life since her marriage broke up. But if Maddie is already a tad on edge with everything on her plate, it’s nothing compared to the chaos that ensues when she discovers that her son’s baseball coach has feelings for her—and that the whole town disapproves. A Slice of Heaven When an eating disorder threatens the life of chef Dana Sue Sullivan’s teenage daughter, she has no choice but to bring Annie’s cheating dad back to Serenity, South Carolina. She tells herself and her friends it’s all about Annie, but Ronnie’s return is a sweet recipe for a new beginning.
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The Mind Readers

Author: Lori Brighton

Publisher: Lori Brighton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 236

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Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth …that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers. But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life. This young adult book is best for ages 14 and over. Book 1: The Mind Readers Book 2: The Mind Thieves Book 3: The Mind Games
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Locke

Author: Harper Sloan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987667653

Category:

Page: 270

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Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment. I tried to keep others at arm's length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone. If I hadn't been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn't have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin-refusing to let go. Making me want things I don't deserve. She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she's near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is the one thing I'm convinced I'll destroy if I ever let her close. I'm a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn't stop me from craving her with every single breath in my body. **This is the final book in the Corps Security series. This book is not suitable for younger readers. There is strong language, adult situations, and some violence.**
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Stealing Home

Author: Sherryl Woods

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1552548449

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, but there's been nothing calm or peaceful about her life since her marriage broke up. This stay-at-home mom has no job skills, an out-of-control sixteen-year-old son, a talkative fourteen-year-old who's suddenly gone silent, a six-year-old daughter whose heart is broken, an ex-husband whose younger girlfriend is expecting their baby and two best friends who think she's somehow qualified to help them open a fitness spa for women. But if Maddie is a tad on edge with all that on her plate, it's nothing compared to the chaos that ensues when she discovers that her son's baseball coach has feelings for her and the whole town disapproves. Maddie's faced a lot of challenges lately with strength and resolve, but Cal Maddox may turn out to be more than she can handle. Then again, he could just be the one man in all of South Carolina who can help her find serenity.
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The Boy in the Red Boat

Author: MICHAEL. SEIRTON

Publisher: Sta Books

ISBN: 9780993395758

Category:

Page: 358

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Jack McKenzie is leading a miserable existence when a letter arrives, inviting him to meet a solicitor in Scotland. He packs up his cat and dog into the motorbike 'rig' and drives up there where discovers that the dreams he's been having are reflected in what he discovers as he slips back in time to live out an injustice.
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Dirty Little Lies

A Men of Summer Novel

Author: Lora Leigh

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312389124

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3835

From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Dirty Little Lies, a scintillating novel of the Men of Summer—and the scorching hot women who set their hearts on fire... THE HEART HAS ITS SECRETS. Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed—even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha like Zack. But the woman who has captured his wildest fantasies is nothing like the rest of her power-hungry clan. She’s innocent, beautiful, and has quickly become the one shining light in his dark, desperate world. The only woman worth fighting for...and dying for... BUT PASSION NEVER LIES. Her name is Grace Maddox—and everybody knows that she is a marked woman. Targeted for her family’s sins and hunted like a wild animal, Grace has no choice but to accept Zack’s protection. In his arms, she finally feels safe. In his eyes, she sees an insatiable desire that mirrors her own. But the truth is dangerous—and could end up tearing them apart. Will surrendering to Zack end up being the biggest mistake of Grace’s life?
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A Brutal Betrayal

Author: D. C. Renee

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502393715

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Past. Everyone has one. It shapes the person they become. It determines the present. It even contributes to the future. And sometimes, people are thrown together in spite of it. It was no secret that Megan Verona was raped. It crippled her being, turning her from a vibrant young woman to someone who feared intimacy. After years of struggling, she decided to seek help with a therapist, Declan Connors, in hopes of being able to finally have a relationship. Declan wanted to help Megan; he wanted to help everyone who sought his aid, but she was different. She consumed his thoughts until he could no longer deny his feelings. He hadn't expected to fall for her and fall hard, but he did. It was a wonder when she returned some of his sentiment. But, like everyone, Declan also has a past, one riddled with pain and anguish, one he hadn't fully dealt with. If helping Megan brought out his own shadows, what did loving her do? How do both their pasts play a role in their future? Most importantly, can they conquer the past that threw them together?
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Shattered Emotions

(A Paranormal Shifter Redwood Pack Romance Novel)

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan

Publisher: Carrie Ann Ryan

ISBN: 1623220327

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Maddox Jamenson is the Omega of the Redwood Pack, the one burdened by emotions stronger than his own. He’s spent his entire life shrouded in the secrets of his “gift” and the price he has to pay to keep it, yet the cost just escalated. He’s known a mate could be in the cards for him, but he can’t have what he wants. Not when the battles he has yet to fight could destroy her. Ellie Reyes was the Central’s princess, the daughter of the most hated Alpha of all time, yet not prized. No, she’s spent her life as the toy of her brother’s sadistic torture and has endured a pain that no one else should have to even contemplate. Though when she’s rescued, the one person who could help her, her mate, turns his back on her for reasons unknown to her. As each day passes, the strength that everyone sees in her dwindles to a point that there may be no coming back from. When the Centrals find a new way to attack, leaving Ellie’s only protection a mate that she doesn’t think wants her, they’ll both have to overcome their fears and fight for something stronger than their pain. The war isn’t over and new players are coming that will decide the outcome. Maddox and Ellie’s connection will be tested even as their fragile bond is only newly forming. Redwood Pack Series Reading Order Includes Novellas and the Spin off Series, The Talon Pack Book 1: An Alpha's Path Book 2: A Taste for a Mate Book 3: Trinity Bound Book 3.5: A Night Away Book 4: Enforcer's Redemption Book 4.5: Blurred Expectations Book 4.7: Forgiveness Book 5: Shattered Emotions Book 6: Hidden Destiny Book 6.5: A Beta's Haven Book 7: Fighting Fate Book 7.5: Loving the Omega Book 7.7: The Hunted Heart Book 8: Wicked Wolf Talon Pack Series Reading Order Book 1: Tattered Loyalties Book 2: An Alpha's Choice Book 3: Mated in Mist (Coming Feb 2016) A Paranormal Romance with Themes of: Tortured Hero,Wolf, Werewolf, Shifter, Romance, Series, Dominant, Dragon, Bar, Paranormal Series, Angel, Paranormal Fantasy, paranormal romance, werewolf romance, shapeshifter romance, fantasy romance, alpha male, bear romance, dragon romance, series and saga, magic, witch, wizard, fae
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Mad about the Man

Author: Stella Cameron

Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781587244025

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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Determined to transform the quiet town of Goldstrike, California, into a tourist attraction, multimillionaire Jacques Ledan meets his match in Gaby MacGregor, who despises him and his plans for her town.
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Locked in Silence

Author: Sloane Kennedy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976149948

Category:

Page: 266

View: 9282

I've spent years hoping someone would finally hear me. It's easier not to try anymore... Ten years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rearview mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home. At twenty-eight, Nolan has traveled the world as a successful concert violinist with some of the best symphonies in the country. But success breeds envy, and when Nolan's benefactor and lover decides Nolan has flown high enough, he cruelly clips Nolan's wings. The betrayal and ensuing scandal leaves the violinist's career in shambles and with barely enough money to start fresh somewhere beyond his vindictive ex's powerful reach. But just as he's ready to get his life back on track, Nolan gets the call he's been dreading. After a stroke leaves his father a partial invalid, duty-bound Nolan returns to Pelican Bay and a life he's spent years trying to forget. When he's forced to use the last of his own money to keep from losing the family home, desperation has him turning to the one man he'd hoped never to see again... Even if I could speak, there wouldn't be anyone there to listen... Pelican Bay's golden boy, Dallas Kent, had the quintessential perfect life. Smart, gorgeous, and popular, the baseball phenom was well on his way to a life filled with fame and fortune. But more importantly, he had a one-way ticket out of Pelican Bay and far away from the family who used love as currency and whose high expectations were the law of the land. But a stormy night, sharp highway curve and one bad decision changed everything, leaving Dallas with nothing. Because the accident that took his parents, his future and his crown as the boy who could do no wrong, also stole his voice. Despised for the horrific wreck that ended the lives of two of Pelican Bay's most respected residents, Dallas has retreated to a secluded stretch of land where he's found refuge in a menagerie of unwanted animals that don't care that he once had the world at his feet or that he'll never speak again. But when the quiet, bookish boy he wasn't allowed to notice in school suddenly reappears ten years later at Dallas's wildlife rehab center in desperate need of a job, Dallas is thrust back into a world he's worked hard to escape. Dallas's silence was supposed to send Nolan scurrying, but what if Nolan ends up being the one person who finally hears him? Will two men who've been fleeing from the past finally come home to Pelican Bay for good or will the silence drive them apart forever?
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Yeats's Ghosts

The Secret Life of W.B. Yeats

Author: Brenda Maddox

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060985042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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William Butter Yeats, who some critics feel was the greatest English language poet of our century, led a life of many contradictions. He was Ireland's most revered writer and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. But in his private life, Yeats struggled with passionate, if unrequited, relationships with women and was haunted by the spirits of his ancestors. Renowned biographer Brenda Maddox examines the poet's life through the prism of his personal obsession with the supernatural and otherworldly. She considers for the first time the Automatic Script, the trancelike communication with supposed spirits that he and his much younger wife. Georgie, conducted during the early years of their marriage. Writing with edge, wit, and energy, she finds the essential clues to Yeats's life and work in his unusual relationships with women, most particularly Maude and Iseult Gonne, his wife Georgie, and his rarely discussed mother.
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The Day Freedom Died

The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction

Author: Charles Lane

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429936781

Category: History

Page: 352

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The untold story of the slaying of a Southern town's ex-slaves and a white lawyer's historic battle to bring the perpretators to justice Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town, like many, where African Americans and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex–Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts by freedmen to assert their new rights, killed more than sixty African Americans who had occupied a courthouse. With skill and tenacity, The Washington Post's Charles Lane transforms this nearly forgotten incident into a riveting historical saga. Seeking justice for the slain, one brave U.S. attorney, James Beckwith, risked his life and career to investigate and punish the perpetrators—but they all went free. What followed was a series of courtroom dramas that culminated at the Supreme Court, where the justices' verdict compromised the victories of the Civil War and left Southern blacks at the mercy of violent whites for generations. The Day Freedom Died is an electrifying piece of historical detective work that captures a gallery of characters from presidents to townspeople, and re-creates the bloody days of Reconstruction, when the often brutal struggle for equality moved from the battlefield into communities across the nation.
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Catch Your Death

Author: Mark Edwards,Louise Voss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007458827

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4095

Fear is contagious... The No.1 bestselling book from Mark Edwards and Louise Voss.
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Sidetracked

The Betrayal and Murder of Anna Kithcart

Author: Cahill Jr. T. Richard

Publisher: Wildblue Press

ISBN: 9781947290280

Category: True Crime

Page: 338

View: 2914

As the sun rises over the quiet city of Kingston on July 12, 1988, a local transient discovers the remains of 19-year-old Anna Kithcart. She was strangled and beaten to death, with the letters "KKK" carved into her thighs. While the police work to uncover the truth, everything is sidetracked by the entrance of Reverend Al Sharpton.
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The Myth of Sex Addiction

Author: David J. Ley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 144221306X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 9649

The media today is filled with powerful men in trouble for their sexual behaviors, and invariably, they are diagnosed as sexual addicts. Since Adam first hid his nakedness from God and pointed the finger at Eve, men have struggled to take responsibility for their sexuality. Over the past three decades, these behaviors have come to reflect not a moral failing, but instead, evidence of an ill-defined disease, that of “sexual addiction.” The concept of sexual addiction is a controversial one because it is based on questionable research and subjective moral judgments. Labeling these behaviors as sex addiction asserts a false, dangerous myth that undermines personal responsibility. Not only does this epidemic of sex addiction excuses mislabel male sexuality as dangerous and unhealthy, but it destroys our ability to hold people accountable for their behaviors. By labeling males as weak and powerless before the onslaught and churning tide of lust, we take away those things that men should live up to: personal responsibility; integrity; self-control; independence; accountability; self-motivation; honor; respect for self and others. In The Myth of Sex Addiction, Ley presents the history and questionable science underlying this alleged disorder, exposing the moral and cultural judgments that are embedded in the concept, as well as the significant economic factors that drive the label of sex addiction in clinical practice and the popular media. Ley outlines how this label represents a social attack on many forms of sexuality—male sexuality in particular—as well as presenting the difficulty this label creates in holding people responsible for their sexual behaviors. Going against current assumptions and trends, Ley debunks the idea that sex addiction is real, or at least that it is as widespread as it appears to be. Instead, he suggests that the high-sex behaviors of some men is something that has been tacitly condoned for countless years and is only now labeled as a disorder as men are being held accountable to the same rules that have been applied to women. He suggests we should expect men to take responsibility for sexual choices, rather than supporting an approach that labels male sexual desire as a "demonic force" that must be resisted, feared, treated, and exorcised.
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A Fatal Likeness

Author: Lynn Shepherd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345532449

Category: Fiction

Page: 363

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Commissioned to negotiate the release of papers linked to the celebrated poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, London detective Charles Maddox must determine if the papers are authentic, but his disturbing investigation uncovers signs of foul play.
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Trust Me

Author: Lacey Black

Publisher: Lacey Black Books

ISBN: 1500834521

Category:

Page: 372

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After all of the devastating betrayals by the one she loved, Twenty-two year old Avery Stevens has spent three years raising her daughter alone, with her family and best friend as a support system, never leaving her small hometown of Rivers Edge, Missouri. Though Rivers Edge holds the pain of her past, it also holds the one person she wants but can’t have – her brother’s best friend, Maddox Jackson. When she learns the attraction might not be one-sided, will Avery be able to trust Maddox with the one thing she’s held onto tightly for the past few years? Police officer Maddox Jackson is a ladies’ man with one foot out the door. Never planning to settle down, Maddox fights the attraction he feels for his best friend’s little sister, Avery. But can he continue to fight it when his body and his heart are leading him to the one woman he shouldn’t want? When secrets are finally exposed, can Avery and Maddox trust each other enough to overcome the past, handle the present, and preserve their future? Can Avery trust Maddox with her heart? Will Maddox be able to convince Avery to take the chance? *Disclaimer: This book contains graphic language and detailed sex and is recommended for those 18 and over.
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Lie Close To Me

Author: Cynthia Eden

Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1942840403

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7226

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