Men in Black

Author: Scott Spencer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453205322

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 4794


A man struggles to mend his fractured family in the wake of his sudden success as a bestselling author in this masterful novel from Scott Spencer Sam Holland is a pen-for-hire, with nonfiction titles such as Traveling with Your Pet and An Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Pro Football to his name—or rather his pseudonym, John Retcliffe. But when his latest project, Visitors from Above, takes off, Sam is ill-equipped to handle this sudden fame: His marriage is in trouble and, as a result, his teenage son runs away. As he tours the country in support of his book, he must endeavor to put back the pieces of his broken life. At turns funny and moving, Men in Black is Spencer’s insightful take on the pitfalls of fame, and a poignant story of familial love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Secret Rituals of the Men in Black

Author: Allen Greenfield


ISBN: 1411667646


Page: 112

View: 9009


FOR skeptics and believers alike, the secret rituals of occultism, and later, of trance mediumship, have always been something of a puzzle. The reason for all these profoundly bizarre goings-on became apparent only when we cracked the key secret cipher used in such rituals and spontaneous encounters. Once realized, a bizarre design, previously suspected by only a few diverse researchers working in widely differing fields, was fully exposed. It revealed an intricate worldwide pattern of communication between Ultraterrestrial Forces almost totally beyond our comprehension and human adepts, stretching from remote antiquity to the present moment. The entire literature of magical invocation and evocation, seen in this light, is revealed to be a disguised transmission of these technologies. First Digital Edition.

Men in Black

Official Agents' Handbook

Author: Dawn Margolis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557043450

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 61

View: 9598


Provides a field placement evaluation and identity form for prospective "agents", and offers information on identifying aliens, travel, and protocols, in this spoof of the movie

Men in Black

Author: John Harvey

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780230044

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7141


Mr. Pink: "Why can't we pick out our own color?" Joe: "I tried that once, it don't work. You get four guys fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black." —Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs Men's clothes went black in the nineteenth century. Dickens, Ruskin and Baudelaire all asked why it was, in an age of supreme wealth and power, that men wanted to dress as if going to a funeral. The answer is in this history of the color black. Over the last 1000 years there have been successive expansions in the wearing of black—from the Church to the Court, from the Court to the merchant class. Though black as fashion was often smart and elegant, its growth as a cultural marker was fed by several currents in Europe's history—in politics, asceticism, religious warfare. Only in the nineteenth century, however, did black fully come into its own as fashion, the most telling witnesses constantly saw connections between the taste for black and the forms of constraint with which European society regimented itself. Concentrating on the general shift away from color that began around 1800, Harvey traces the transition to black from the court of Burgundy in the 15th century, through 16th-century Venice, 17th-century Spain and the Netherlands. He uses paintings from Van Eyck and Degas to Francis Bacon, religious art, period lithographs, wood engravings, costume books, newsphotos, movie stills and related sources in his compelling study of the meaning of color and clothes. Although in the twentieth century tastes have moved toward new colors, black has retained its authority as well as its associations with strength and cruelty. At the same time black is still smart, and fashion keeps returning to black. It is, perhaps, the color that has come to acquire the greatest, most significant range of meaning in history.

Men in Black

How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

Author: Mark R. Levin

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596980099

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2174


Conservative talk radio host, lawyer, and frequent National Review contributor Mark R. Levin comes out firing against the United States Supreme Court in Men in Black, accusing the institution of corrupting the ideals of America's founding fathers. The court, in Levin's estimation, pursues an ideology-based activist agenda that oversteps its authority within the government. Levin examines several decisions in the court's history to illustrate his point, beginning with the landmark Marbury v. Madison case, wherein the court granted itself the power to declare acts of the other branches of government unconstitutional. He devotes later chapters to other key cases culminating in modern issues such as same-sex marriage and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. Like effective attorneys do, Levin packs in copious research material and delivers his points with tremendous vigor, excoriating the justices for instances where he feels strict constit utional constructivism gave way to biased interpretation. But Levin's definition of "activism" seems inconsistent. In the case of McCain-Feingold, the court declined to rule on a bill already passed by congress and signed by the president, but Levin, who thinks the bill violates the First Amendment, still accuses them of activism even when they were actually passive. To his talk-radio listeners, Levin's hard-charging style and dire warnings of the court's direction will strike a resonant tone of alarm, though the hyperbole may be a bit off-putting to the uninitiated. As an attack on the vagaries of decisions rendered by the Supreme Court and on some current justices, Men in Black scores points and will likely lead sympathetic juries to conviction. -

Summary: Men In Black

Review and Analysis of Mark R. Levin's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511001241

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

View: 4801


The must-read summary of Mark R. Levin’s book: “Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America”. This complete summary of “Men in Black” by Mark R. Levin, a prominent conservative lawyer and writer, explains the author’s criticism towards the Supreme Court. According to Levin, the court corrupts the original ideas of America’s founding fathers and the Constitution, and has too much authority within the government. He includes several pertinent case examples, meaning this book is sure to leave readers questioning the justice system. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the role and power of the Supreme Court in America • Expand your knowledge of American politics and judicial powers To learn more, read “Men in Black” and discover the truth about what the Supreme Court really does for America.