The Story of V

A Natural History of Female Sexuality

Author: Catherine Blackledge

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534558

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

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It is the seat of female sexual pleasure, the site of the creation of humankind, and the channel for its birth. Yet we know less about the vagina--its structure and function--than we do about any other organ of the human body. Why?
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The Story of V

Opening Pandora's Box

Author: Catherine Blackledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753817766

Category: Generative organs, Female

Page: 370

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'A meticulous guide not only to the vagina but to changing perceptions of womanhood' Observer
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The Story of V

Opening Pandora's Box

Author: Catherine Blackledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297607069

Category: Generative organs, Female

Page: 322

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It is the seat of female sexual pleasure, the passage for both the creation and the birth of humankind, and the channel for menstrual blood. Yet we know less about the vagina - its structure and function - than we do about any other organ of the human body. Why? The story of V explores what science can now tell us about the female genitalia as well as providing a cultural history of our perceptions and mis-conceptions. More than two millennia of misinformation have resulted in a culture where we hold back from mentioning the vagina, where it is most commonly viewed as pornographic and where scientists are unsure about the nature of its role in sexual pleasure and sexual reproduction. Of all the organs of the human body, the vagina remains the most clouded in mystery, myth and superstition. In the past, medicine may have misrepresented female sexual anatomy, but, as this book aims to show, science is at last beginning to reveal its remarkable complexities in a more positive light.
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Gone at last ?

the story of V. Ramaswani's impeachment

Author: Sachchidanand Sahay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 9938

This Is The Story Of Supreme Court Judge V. Ramaswamis Impeachment. This Is The Story Of A Judge Who Freely Misused His Position And Then, From The Sanctuany Of The Supreme Court, Cocked A Snook At One And All, And Almost Succeeded. Without Dustjacket.
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V for Vendetta

Author: Alan Moore

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401236316

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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"Alan Moore outdoes himself... Extraordinary ... a poetic celebration of the powers of the imagination." - Kurt Loder, MTV A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts in this gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.
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Hitler's Rockets

The Story of the V2s

Author: Norman Longmate

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602397057

Category: History

Page: 430

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In 1942 and 1943, rumors began to circulate in Britain about a “giant rocket” that the Germans were devising to destroy London. Most experts declared similar weapons a scientific impossibility, but between 1944 and 1945, more than a thousand of these rockets exploded down on British soil, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring another 6,000. Hitler’s Rockets tells the story of this technically brilliant but morally detestable weapon, the ancestor and forerunner of all subsequent ballistic missiles. An absorbing story of war and science, this is the kind of serious history that entertains like the best kind of fiction.
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The Story of a Pioneer

An Historical Sketch in which is Depicted Some of the Struggles and Exciting Incidents Pertaining to the Early Settlement of Colorado

Author: V. Devinny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Colorado

Page: 164

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Bloody Biscay

The Story of the Luftwaffe's Only Long Range Maritime Fighter Unit, V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40, and Its Adversaries, 1941-1944

Author: Chris Goss

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 9780947554873

Category: History

Page: 254

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The story of the Luftwaffe's only long range maritime fighter unit - V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40 (V/KG40) - and its battles against the Royal Air Force (RAF), the US Army Air Force (USAAF) and the US Navy (USN) in the skies above the Bay of Biscay. Using personal accounts from both German and Allied survivors from July 1942 onwards, Bloody Biscay relates the initial tribulations of the unit and its battles against overwhelming odds to its eventual annihilation over the Normandy beaches in June 1944. Comprehensive appendices detail the unit's commanding officers, known aircrew, all of its 109 known 'kills' matched to Allied losses and the 88 combat losses of the unit with the details of who shot those aircraft down. The twenty-six aircraft lost in accidents and further aircraft interned in Spain are also listed. Containing nearly 200 photographs, the vast majority of German origin, Bloody Biscay will give the reader a graphic insight into V/KG40's aircraft, crews and 'kills' .
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The Story of My Life

Author: Helen Keller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 441

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When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880-1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps-with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan-is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when, recognizing the connection between the word "water" and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized that objects had names. Subsequent experiences were equally noteworthy: her joy at eventually learning to speak, her friendships with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Everett Hale and other notables, her education at Radcliffe (from which she graduated cum laude), and-underlying all-her extraordinary relationship with Miss Sullivan, who showed a remarkable genius for communicating with her eager and quick-to-learn pupil. These and many other aspects of Helen Keller's life are presented here in clear, straightforward prose full of wonderful descriptions and imagery that would do credit to a sighted writer. Completely devoid of self-pity, yet full of love and compassion for others, this deeply moving memoir offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the outstanding women of the twentieth century.
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Under the Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400078998

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

View: 3719

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.
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Bloody Biscay: The History of V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40

Author: Chris Goss

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 9780859791755

Category: History

Page: 256

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"Bloody Biscay" is the story of the Luftwaffe's only long range maritime fighter unit -- V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40 (V/KG 40) and its battles against the RAF, the US Army Air Force (USAAF) and the US Navy (USN) from July 1942 to August 1944 above the Bay of Biscay. Using personal accounts from both German and Allied survivors, Bloody Biscay relates the initial tribulations of the unit, the height of its success in spring and summer 1943, its battles against overwhelming odds and its eventual annihilation over the Normandy beaches in June 1944. The book contains comprehensive appendices detailing the unit's commanding officers, known aircrew, all of its known 'kills' matched to Allied losses and its combat losses. It also describes the attack in which the famous British actor Leslie Howard perished and so clarifies the facts surrounding one of the most enduring mysteries of the 2nd World War. Illustrated with 200 photographs, the vast majority of German origin, "Bloody Biscay" gives a graphic insight into the activites of V/KG 40.
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Rebels and Underdogs

The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll

Author: Garin Pirnia

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 1684350158

Category: History

Page: 174

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From Cleveland to Cincinnati and everywhere in between, Ohio rocks. Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll takes readers behind the scenes to witness the birth and rise of musical legends like the Black Keys, Nine Inch Nails, Devo, the Breeders, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, and many others who got their start in garages and bars across Ohio. Through candid, first-hand interviews, Garin Pirnia captures new stories from national legends like the Black Keys and slow-burn local bands like Wussy from Cincinnati. Discover why Greenhornes' members Patrick Keeler and Brian Olive almost killed each other on stage one night, what happened to the pink guitar Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails gave to band member Richard Patrick, why Devo loved the dissonance when they were booed by 400,000 music lovers in England, and so much more! Entertaining, inspiring, and revolutionary, Rebels and Underdogs is the untold story of the bands, the state, and rock itself.
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The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Revised Edition

Author: Ruoxi [Jo-Hsi] Chen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253110947

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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Praise for the first edition: "... in the great tradition of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn; its true subject is the survival -- and sometimes the defeat -- of the human spirit in its lonely quest for integrity." -- Time "The almost childlike directness of Chen's tales... is captured in the very lightly revised translations of this new edition... Highly recommended." -- Choice A classic of modern world literature, this collection of stories provides a vivid and poignant eyewitness view of everyday life in China during the Cultural Revolution. For this edition, Howard Goldblatt has thoroughly revised the text and updated it to Pinyin romanization. In a new introduction, Perry Link reflects on the book's significance in the post-Tiananmen era. Twenty-five years after its first publication, The Execution of Mayor Yin has lost none of its power to move the reader, and remains unmatched as a document of the period.
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Perfume

The Story of a Murderer

Author: Patrick Süskind

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375725849

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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Breaking the Chains of Gravity

The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

Author: Amy Shira Teitel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911199

Category: Science

Page: 288

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NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. In the 1930s, rockets were all the rage in Germany, the focus both of scientists hoping to fly into space and of the German armed forces, looking to circumvent the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles. One of the key figures in this period was Wernher von Braun, an engineer who designed the rockets that became the devastating V-2. As the war came to its chaotic conclusion, von Braun escaped from the ruins of Nazi Germany, and was taken to America where he began developing missiles for the US Army. Meanwhile, the US Air Force was looking ahead to a time when men would fly in space, and test pilots like Neil Armstrong were flying cutting-edge, rocket-powered aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere. Breaking the Chains of Gravity tells the story of America's nascent space program, its scientific advances, its personalities and the rivalries it caused between the various arms of the US military. At this point getting a man in space became a national imperative, leading to the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA.
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The Story of the Human Body

Evolution, Health, and Disease

Author: Daniel Lieberman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030774180X

Category: Science

Page: 460

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In this book the author, a Harvard evolutionary biologist presents an account of how the human body has evolved over millions of years, examining how an increasing disparity between the needs of Stone Age bodies and the realities of the modern world are fueling a paradox of greater longevity and chronic disease. It illuminates the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies. The author also elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution, and how our bodies were further transformed during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, the author argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. The author proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of 'dysevolution,' a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. And finally, he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment. -- From publisher's web site.
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"e"

The Story of a Number

Author: Eli Maor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691141347

Category: Mathematics

Page: 227

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The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are all intimately connected with the mysterious number e. In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the curious characters and the elegant mathematics that lie behind the number. Designed for a reader with only a modest background in mathematics, this biography of e brings out that number's central importance in mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.
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Hikayat Patani the Story of Patani

Author: A. Teeuw,D. K. Wyatt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401525986

Category: History

Page: 148

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The stimulus for the joint venture of which the present book is the visible result was provided by the discovery of a Malay manuscript of the long lost Hikayat Patani by one of the authors, and the publication, quite independently, of a Thai version of the same text by the other. The authors, who were not acquainted with one another before this, "found" each other at the suggestion of Professor O. W. Wolters, to whom they are grateful for the idea. The preparation of the book took place on both sides of the Atlantic, with a frequent exchange of letters containing the results of the work of each author. In August, 1969, Teeuw was given the opportunity to visit Cornell University, where in a fortnight's most intensive contact and concentrated research all the drafts were checked, supplemented, rewritten and improved, and the definitive arrangement of the book decided on. The work on the manuscript was completed in the following four months, again in geographically separated spheres. The actual manuscript was rounded off at the beginning of 1970.
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