Another Day in the Death of America

Author: Gary Younge

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 1783351039

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE, THE JHALAK PRIZE, THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION AND THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable day, ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. Far from being considered newsworthy, these everyday fatalities are simply a banal fact. The youngest was nine; the oldest nineteen. None made the news. There was no outrage at their passing. It was simply a day like any other day. Gary Younge picked it at random, searched for the families of these children and here, tells their stories. Another Day in the Death of America explores the way these children lived and lost their short lives, offering a searing portrait of the vulnerability of youth in contemporary America.
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Alive in God

A Christian Imagination

Author: Timothy Radcliffe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472970225

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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How can Christianity touch the imagination of our contemporaries when ever fewer people in the West identify as religious? Timothy Radcliffe argues we must show how everything we believe is an invitation to live fully. God says: 'I put before you life and death: choose life'. Anyone who understands the beauty and messiness of human life – novelists, poets, filmmakers and so on – can be our allies, whether they believe or not. The challenge is not today's secularism but its banality. We accompany the disciples as they struggle to understand this strange man who heals, casts out demons and offers endless forgiveness. In the face of death, he teaches them what it means to be alive in God. Then he embraces all that afflicts and crushes humanity. Finally, Radcliffe explores what it means for us to be alive spiritually, physically, sacramentally, justly and prayerfully. The result is a compelling new understanding of the words of Jesus: 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.'
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The Death of America

Author: Robert L. Stevens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477130764

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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There is an insidious and deadly plot to destroy America. The president knows just the man to help him put a stop to it. The only problem is,he is scheduled to die in the gas chamber tomorrow!
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A New Day in America

Author: Theo Black Gangi

Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital

ISBN: 1633700305

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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It’s been a year since the blast devoured New York City. An airborne disease has wiped out millions. High caliber weapons and gasmasks are a necessity. Memories are an extravagance. Former Special Forces operator Nostradamus Greene lost his wife and teenaged sons. Now he struggles to keep his young daughter safe, waging war against desperate scavengers, rabid for any food they can find or steal. With only so much to go around, Nos and Naomi fight and scrap to survive the biological Armageddon. Each day brings new danger to their reinforced door. But when Nos hesitates in killing a pair of raiding brothers, Naomi is attacked and exposed to the virus. Nos’ new mission goes beyond mere survival. To save his daughter, he’ll have to find the cure that saves the world. Praise for A New Day in America: “Theo Gangi’s A New Day in America grabs hold and won’t let go. A brilliant and heartbreaking white-knuckle ride.” — Adam Mansbach, author of Go the Fuck to Sleep "An apocalyptic novel with Victor LaValle’s wry grittiness combined with the rapid-fire writing style of a hard-boiled crime novelist." — Electric Literature
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The Death of the Grown-Up

How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization

Author: Diana West

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466840757

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.
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After the Death of Poetry

Poet and Audience in Contemporary America

Author: Vernon Lionel Shetley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822313427

Category: Poetry

Page: 209

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In this deft analysis, Vernon Shetley shows how writers and readers of poetry, operating under very different conventions and expectations, have drifted apart, stranding the once-vital poetic enterprise on the distant margins of contemporary culture. Along with a clear understanding of where American poetry stands and how it got there, After the Death of Poetry offers a compelling set of prescriptions for its future, prescriptions that might enable the art to regain its lost stature in our intellectual life. In exemplary case studies, Shetley identifies the very different ways in which three postwar poets—Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, and John Ashbery—try to restore some of the challenge and risk that characterized modernist poetry's relation to its first readers. Sure to be controversial, this cogent analysis offers poets and readers a clear sense of direction and purpose, and so, the hope of reaching each other again.
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The Death of Rhythm and Blues

Author: Nelson George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160675

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down," this passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music.
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