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The Tragic and Transgendered World of Margaret Allen By Molly Cutpurse
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The reason the transgendered man, Margaret ‘Bill’ Allen became a murderer has confounded criminologists. Since his execution at Strangeways Prison in January 1949 for the brutal murder of... More > the eccentric Nancy Ellen Chadwick, sociologists (particularly those working in the sociology of deviance) and those in the behavioural sciences, such as psychologists and psychiatrists as well as lay authors have attempted to understand why. In this short book, a transgendered woman herself, Molly Cutpurse attempts to cast some new and personal light on what has become known as a tragic and misunderstood case. Of Bill’s guilt, there is no doubt. But upon examining the details of his life, there remains a degree of shame over the way he was treated at his trial and after in prison, and of the lack of mercy afforded to him.< Less
Dude: A Generation X Memoir By Avrel Seale
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What is a dude? An American male who came of age in the 1970s and ’80s, when a host of bizarre cultural influences converged to produce a bizarre generational tribe. The Dude Nation is... More > identifiable by its music, its TV and movie references, its linguistic habits, and the toys that shaped its consciousness. Avrel Seale mines his own Texas youth of the 1970s and ’80s to produce a richly textured, inherently funny retrospective on what is now called Generation X. At once personal, sociological, and comical, he reveals the pop culture, politics, race- and gender-relations, and general outlook of this hard-to-pin-down subculture. If you’re a dude, this book will help you reclaim and honor your inner dude. If you are not a dude, this stroll through a hilarious slice of Americana will help you better understand every dude in your life. www.AvrelSeale.com< Less
THE CONAN REVIEWS: Unreal Reviews of Real Books By Conan the Librarian
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THE CONAN REVIEWS consists of a series of humorous, bogus reviews of real books, currently 64, and published under the name of Conan the Librarian. The reviewer, although ostensibly anonymous, is by... More > implication Arnold Schwarzenegger. But for obvious reasons, this is never stated or claimed. The reviews are satirical and not meant to be taken seriously. The broad humour is designed to eliminate challenges from any of the personalities (film, television, sport, business, the arts) who might be offended by being featured in the work. The books reviewed are all currently in print, with many featuring on the best seller list. The reviews vary in length according to each book’s theme, suitability for satire, popularity in the marketplace and the readers’ anticipated response. All genres are reviewed. They include works of scholarship, fiction, biography, autobiography, history, popular culture, sociology, New Age, sport and psychology< Less
Everything Rises By Dan Rempala
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They say that living well is the best revenge. Well, when Wally Weston ran into the woman who recently dumped him, his summer vacation instantly transformed into a cesspool of pain and fear. So, he... More > decided to save face and pretend to have moved on. So, she called his bluff, one thing led to another, and yada yada yada, Wally joined a neo-evangelical sex-cult. And that’s when things got weird… But wait! There’s more! OBSERVE the orange-skinned man who talks to hairdryers! ENDURE the exciting world sociology graduate students! BEAR WITNESS TO the mysterious halfsy! LEARN HOW TO PRONOUNCE “Rumspringa”! AND MUCH MUCH MORE! Everything Rises take the ball around the right end and runs out of the stadium! It’s bound to make every other book in your personal library seem like a big bag of mashed up crap.< Less
Tether: Rhaedthius By PHETE McBAWLTALMS
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“RHǼDTHIUS” is the third book of the TETHER trilogy—providing the final resolution to the fractal-attributed, yet fully manifested and sound, narrative. ... More > “RHǼDTHIUS” introduces, incorporates, instills the cognitive theme asserting that devotion and action are at the heart of synergistic imprinting process. Within the narrative is embedded a matrix of interaction between the characters, elements, actions and experiences—providing transcendence for the characters, the narrator, and ultimately, the reader of this tale. “RHǼDTHIUS” combines the fictional genres of fantasy, science-fiction, cyberpunk, urban fantasy, romance, horror and mystery, with non-fictional expositions on Chaos, Metaphor, Cognition, and Narrative theories, as well as Biology, Metaphysics, Sociology, Psychology, Physiology, Theology, Theoretical Physics, Computer Science and Networking, Abstract Mathematics, and, after completely digested, the complete transcendental-humanism aspect is unveiled.< Less
Single Event Upset (Paperback) By Cole J. Freeman
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Prepare for the worst—hope for the best. This was the creed of the Mission Directorate and the six astronauts attempting the first manned mission to Mars. In addition to the intense... More > training, there was an exhaustive selection process for each astronaut. Psychological, medical, and sociological filters narrowed the pool to only the best individuals. However, the trip to Mars takes over two and a half years—that is over nine hundred days with no direct governmental oversight, no laws, and no court systems to give fair trial. What happens when something occurs that the mission planners found scientifically improbable? What happens when a person experiences a profound, radical behavioral change that no one can explain? Single Event Upset is a paranormal suspense thriller that asks these questions. The astronauts aboard Seeker 3, the first manned U.S. spacecraft to Mars, experience an unsettling chain of events that they must resolve… and no one on Earth can help them.< Less
Single Event Upset By Cole J. Freeman
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Prepare for the worst—hope for the best. This was the creed of the Mission Directorate and the six astronauts attempting the first manned mission to Mars. In addition to the intense... More > training, there was an exhaustive selection process for each astronaut. Psychological, medical, and sociological filters narrowed the pool to only the best individuals. However, the trip to Mars takes over two and a half years—that is over nine hundred days with no direct governmental oversight, no laws, and no court systems to give fair trial. What happens when something occurs that the mission planners found scientifically improbable? What happens when a person experiences a profound, radical behavioral change that no one can explain? Single Event Upset is a paranormal suspense thriller that asks these questions. The astronauts aboard Seeker 3, the first manned U.S. spacecraft to Mars, experience an unsettling chain of events that they must resolve… and no one on Earth can help them.< Less
A Shadow On Fallen Blossoms: The 36 and 48 Traditional Verses of Baguazhang Epub Edition By Andrea Falk
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This book presents the tradition of baguazhang as it is encapsulated in the thirty-six verses and the forty-eight methods verses, which were written to preserve the oral teachings of... More > baguazhang’s originator, Dong Haichuan. The verses contain advice on the body structure and connections, power, methods, and tactics of baguazhang – invaluable for practitioners of all lineages. This is the first time that the verses are presented in a stand along book with an in-depth discussion, with historical and social background, and including versions from different lineage sources. Andrea Falk, the translator and author, brings to the book forty-five years study and experience in the Chinese martial arts as well as Chinese history, language, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and sociology. She lived for years in China for her training, and continues to visit often. The Epub edition does not have the Chinese characters or Pinyin with tones.< Less
Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation By Marc Batko
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This anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” includes articles and poems on new priorities, assumptions and policies. The appendix "Myths of the Economy"... More > describes 29 state myths, labor myths, business myths and state myths. The financial sector should be shriveled and the public sector expanded. The myths of self-healing markets, efficient financial markets, nature as a free good, external and sink, infinite growth in a finite world, quantitative growth and the exact sciences eclipsing qualitative growth and the human sciences (history, literature, play, language, sociology, political science, philosophy) and private opulence next to public squalor (cf. John Kenneth Galbraith) must call us to rethinking – individually and collectively. Alternative Austrian, Swiss, Polish and German economists can alert us to the bankruptcy of austerity policy and fiscal policy aiding capital at the expense of workers and the environment.< Less
The Zeitgeist Movement Defined By TZM Lecture Team
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The Zeitgeist Movement Defined is the official, representative text of the global, non-profit sustainability advocacy organization known as The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM). This tediously sourced and... More > highly detailed work argues for a large-scale change in human culture, specifically in the context of economic practice. The dominant theme is that the current socioeconomic system governing the world at this time has severe structural flaws, born out of primitive economic and sociological assumptions originating in our early history, where the inherent severity of these flaws went largely unnoticed. However, in the early 21st century, these problems have risen prominently, taking the consequential form of increasing social destabilization and ongoing environmental collapse. Yet, this text is not simply about explaining such problems and their root causality - It is also about posing concrete solutions, coupled with a new perspective on social/environmental sustainability.< Less

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