Blue Bloods 3 Book Boxed Set

Blue Bloods 3 Book Boxed Set
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 9781423125952
ISBN 13: 1423125959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Bloods 3 Book Boxed Set Book Review:

Blue Bloods: Within New York City's most elite families, there lurks a secret society: its members are powerful, wealthy and unhuman. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires. Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes to Prada and pearls. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically: haunted by the death of a classmate, she craves raw meat and finds herself the romantic interest of Jack Force, the most popular boy in school. As one discovery leads to the next, Schuyler finds herself drawn into the elusive social circle of the Blue Bloods-and a mystery that threatens to destroy them all. Masquerade: Schuyler wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires, and travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, glamorous Blue Bloods prepare for the Four Hundred Ball an exclusive gala hosted by the city's powerful undead but it's at the after-party masquerade that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will change the course of a young vampire's destiny. Revelations: Schuyler's heritage is under scrutiny: is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is the sinister Silver Blood coursing through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is stranded in the Force household, trapped with her nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force. But when an ancient center of power is threatened, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. Romance, glamour, and vampire lore collide in Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling Blue Bloods series.

Blue Bloods After Life

Blue Bloods  After Life
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-07-12
ISBN 10: 9781368066945
ISBN 13: 1368066941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Bloods After Life Book Review:

The Blue Bloods are back...more fanged and fabulous than ever. After defeating Lucifer and sacrificing the love of her life, Jack, Schuyler wakes up back in New York safe and sound. Only it's not quite the New York she knows, and she's not in her regular body. She looks different and feels different and so does everyone else. Schuyler soon discovers that in this world, her best friend has a different last name, her parents are both alive and well and one of them is an entirely different person, and the love of her life? Not so dead after all. The catch? Jack has no idea who she is. As it turns out, Schuyler is not in her New York. She's not even in her universe. This is an alternate reality. One where Lucifer is alive and well and acting as mayor of New York, Blue Bloods are luring humans to clinics to drain their blood, and Jack is Lucifer's right hand man. Just when she thinks all is lost, Schuyler is contacted by a familiar friend--the Silver Blood, Kingsley. The Kingsley from her world. He actually remembers the Schuyler she used to be! But he also has a theory, and it's one she doesn't like. That Schuyler was sent here to defeat Lucifer. Again. And that she's the only person in this universe or any universe that can defeat him.

Haunted Media

Haunted Media
Author: Jeffrey Sconce
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780822325727
ISBN 13: 0822325721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunted Media Book Review:

Examines the repeated association of new electronic media with spiritual phenomena from the telegraph in the late 19th century to television.

The Consumption of Inequality

The Consumption of Inequality
Author: K. Halnon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 1137352493
ISBN 13: 9781137352491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consumption of Inequality Book Review:

The fads, fashions, and media in popular consumer culture frequently make recreational and ideological "fun" of poverty and lower class living. In this book, Halnon delineates how incarceration, segregation, stigmatization, cultural and social consecration, and carnivalization work in the production and consumption of inequality.

Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled

Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
Author: Hudson Stuck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1914
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081786208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled Book Review:

and the Truth Shall Set You Free

  and the Truth Shall Set You Free
Author: David Icke
Publsiher: Truth Seeker Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780952614715
ISBN 13: 0952614715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

and the Truth Shall Set You Free Book Review:

David Icke exposes what he says is the real story behind global events which shape the future of human existence.

From Uncle Tom s Cabin to The Help

From Uncle Tom s Cabin to The Help
Author: C. Garcia,V. Young,C. Pimentel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN 10: 1137446269
ISBN 13: 9781137446268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Uncle Tom s Cabin to The Help Book Review:

This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .

Technicolored

Technicolored
Author: Ann Ducille
Publsiher: Camera Obscura Book
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781478000396
ISBN 13: 1478000392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technicolored Book Review:

Black feminist critic Ann duCille combines cultural critique with personal reflections on growing up with TV as a child in the Boston suburbs to examine how televisual representations of African Americans--ranging from I Love Lucy to How to Get Away with Murder--have changed over the last sixty years.

Blue Bloods The Graphic Novel

Blue Bloods  The Graphic Novel
Author: Melissa de la Cruz,Robert Venditti
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1423195272
ISBN 13: 9781423195276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Bloods The Graphic Novel Book Review:

For this elite group of teenagers, New York is all about parties, fashion...AND BLOOD. Schuyler Van Alen is a loner, and happy that way. But when she turns fifteen, her life dramatically changes. A mosaic of blue veins appears on her arms, and she begins to have memories of another time and place. When a classmate is found dead at a night club, the mystery deepens. Most surprising of all, Jack Force, the hottest boy in school, starts showing a sudden interest in her. Schuyler wants answers, but is she prepared to learn the truth...especially when she discovers her part in it? The sexy and secretive world of the Blue Bloods comes to life in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Book One in Melissa de la Cruz's internationally best-selling series.

Dirt Undress and Difference

Dirt  Undress  and Difference
Author: Adeline Masquelier
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005-12-20
ISBN 10: 9780253111531
ISBN 13: 0253111536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dirt Undress and Difference Book Review:

"A magnificent volume! It offers brand new perspectives on body politics and identity or subjectivity formation in the post-colonial world." -- Dorothy Ko, Barnard College While there is widespread interest in dress and hygiene as vehicles of cultural, moral, and political value, little scholarly attention has been paid to cross-cultural understandings of dirt and undress, despite their equally important role in the fashioning of identity and difference. The essays in this absorbing and thought-provoking collection contribute new insights into the neglected topics of bodily treatments and transgressions. In detailed ethnographic studies from around the world, the contributors recast assumptions about filth and nakedness, exploring how various forms of transgression associated with the body's surface are drawn up into relations of power and inequality. They demonstrate imaginatively how body surfaces are powerfully mobilized in the making and unmaking of moral worlds.

Popular Music and Public Diplomacy

Popular Music and Public Diplomacy
Author: Mario Dunkel,Sina A. Nitzsche
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN 10: 383944358X
ISBN 13: 9783839443583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Music and Public Diplomacy Book Review:

In the early years of the Cold War, Western nations increasingly adopted strategies of public diplomacy involving popular music. While the diplomatic use of popular music was initially limited to such genres as jazz, the second half of the 20th century saw a growing presence of various popular genres in diplomatic contexts, including rock, pop, bluegrass, flamenco, funk, disco, and hip-hop, among others. This volume illuminates the interrelation of popular music and public diplomacy from a transnational and transdisciplinary angle. The contributions argue that, as popular music has been a crucial factor in international relations, its diplomatic use has substantially impacted the global musical landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Misguided Angel Blue Bloods Book 5

Misguided Angel  Blue Bloods  Book 5
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 1423147723
ISBN 13: 9781423147725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misguided Angel Blue Bloods Book 5 Book Review:

After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods. As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads--and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.

White Trash

White Trash
Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 110160848X
ISBN 13: 9781101608487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Trash Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics’ Top Book of 2016 Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction One of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016’s Great Reads San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2016: 100 recommended books A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2016 Globe & Mail 100 Best of 2016 “Formidable and truth-dealing . . . necessary.” —The New York Times “This eye-opening investigation into our country’s entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.” —O Magazine In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg upends history as we know it by taking on our comforting myths about equality and uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash. “When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win,” says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin. And we recognize how right she is today. Yet the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of our American fabric, argues Isenberg. The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement to today's hillbillies. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics–-a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ’s Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity. We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation’s history. With Isenberg’s landmark book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well.

Critical Han Studies

Critical Han Studies
Author: Thomas Mullaney,James Patrick Leibold,Stéphane Gros
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2012-02-15
ISBN 10: 0520289757
ISBN 13: 9780520289758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Han Studies Book Review:

Constituting over ninety percent of China's population, Han is not only the largest ethnonational group in that country but also one of the largest categories of human identity in world history. In this pathbreaking volume, a multidisciplinary group of scholars examine this ambiguous identity, one that shares features with, but cannot be subsumed under, existing notions of ethnicity, culture, race, nationality, and civilization.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-04-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798745514968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wind in the Willows Book Review:

Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 in Edinburgh. When he was 5, his mother died from puerperal fever, and his father, who had a drinking problem, gave the care of his four children over to their grandmother, who lived in Cookham Dean in Berkshire. There they lived in a spacious but dilapidated home, The Mount, in extensive grounds by the River Thames, and were introduced to the riverside and boating by their uncle, David Ingles, curate at Cookham Dean church.[2]At Christmas 1865 the chimney of the house collapsed and the children moved to Fern Hill Cottage in Cranbourne, Berkshire. In 1866, their father tried to overcome his drinking problem and took the children back to live with him in Argyll, Scotland, but after a year they returned to their grandmother's house in Cranbourne, where Kenneth lived until he entered St Edward's School, Oxford in 1868.[3] During his early years at St. Edwards the boys were free to explore the old city with its quaint shops, historic buildings, and cobbled streets, St Giles' Fair, the idyllic upper reaches of the River Thames, and the nearby countryside.[4]Grahame married Elspeth Thomson, the daughter of Robert William Thomson in 1899, when he was 40; the next year they had their only child, a boy named Alastair (whose nickname was "Mouse") born premature, blind in one eye, and plagued by health problems throughout his life.[5] When Alastair was about four years old, Grahame would tell him bedtime stories, some of which were about a toad, and on his frequent boating holidays without his family he would write further tales of Toad, Mole, Ratty, and Badger in letters to Alastair.[3]In 1908 Grahame took early retirement from his job at the Bank of England and moved with his wife and son to an old farmhouse in Blewbury, where he used the bedtime stories he had told Alastair as a basis for the manuscript of The Wind in the Willows.

Hip Hop around the World An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Hip Hop around the World  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 894
Release: 2018-12-01
ISBN 10: 0313357595
ISBN 13: 9780313357596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hip Hop around the World An Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Review:

This set covers all aspects of international hip hop as expressed through music, art, fashion, dance, and political activity. • Includes contributors from a range of fields, including musicology, theater, and anthropology, giving readers a broad perspective on the genre • Covers hip hop in virtually every country, including countries with severely restricted hip hop activity • Contains comprehensive lists of record labels, films, editor-recommended videos, and more • Shows the influence hip hop has on many aspects of life, such as politics, fashion, dance, and art

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2021-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Years a Slave Book Review:

"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

The Word Rhythm Dictionary

The Word Rhythm Dictionary
Author: Timothy Polashek
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2014-04-18
ISBN 10: 0810884178
ISBN 13: 9780810884175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Word Rhythm Dictionary Book Review:

This new kind of dictionary reflects the use of “rhythm rhymes” by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. Users can look up words to find collections of words that have the same rhythm as the original and are useable in ways that are familiar to us in everything from vers libre poetry to the lyrics and music of Bob Dylan and hip hop groups.

Wolf Pact The Complete Saga

Wolf Pact  The Complete Saga
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN 10: 1423187725
ISBN 13: 9781423187721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolf Pact The Complete Saga Book Review:

All four parts of the new eBook companion to Melissa de la Cruz''s Blue Bloods series in one place! The ancient wolves were once proud guardians of time. Now they are enslaved in the underworld, mere extensions of Lucifer’s will. Lawson''s pack managed to escape this fate by fleeing aboveground. But when the hounds capture the girl Lawson loves, he will risk everything — including his own brothers’ freedom — to win her back. Meanwhile, Bliss Llewellyn is adjusting to humanity after giving up her immortal vampire life. When her Aunt Jane is kidnapped by the Hounds of Hell, Bliss vows to do whatever it takes to save her — even if it means joining forces with the dangerously good-looking boy with a wolf''s soul and a too-intimate knowledge of Jane''s captors. Plus, enjoy an excerpt from Gates of Paradise, the explosive finale to the Blue Bloods series!

Hybridity and its Discontents

Hybridity and its Discontents
Author: Avtar Brah,Annie Coombes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-08-03
ISBN 10: 1134650051
ISBN 13: 9781134650057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybridity and its Discontents Book Review:

Hybridity and its Discontents explores the history and experience of 'hybridity' - the mixing of peoples and cultures - in North and South America, Latin America, Britain and Ireland, South Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The contributors trace manifestations of hybridity in debates about miscengenation and racial purity, in scientific notions of genetics and 'race', in processes of cultural translation, and in ideas of nation, community and belonging. The contributors begin by examining the persistence of anxieties about racial 'contamination', from nineteenth-century fears of miscegenation to more recent debates about mixed race relationships and parenting. Examining the lived experiences of children of 'mixed parentage', contributors ask why such fears still thrive in a supposedly tolerant culture? The contributors go on to discuss how science, while apparently neutral, is part of cultural discourses, which affect its constructions and classifications of gender and 'race'. The contributors examine how new cultural forms emerge from borrowings, exchanges and intersections across ethnic and cultural boundaries, and conclude by investigating the contemporary experience of multiculturalism in an age of contested national borders and identities.