Spirit of the White Eagle

Author: Jim Taylor

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 148091276X

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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In the American Wild West, the only law is the gun, and justice hinges on the speed and skill of man wielding it. Orphaned in the state of Virginia and fleeing conscription into the Confederate Army, Matt Clayton makes his way to Mexico, then braves Comanche territory to head north. It’s there Clayton meets the beautiful Comanche princess Desert Flower, whose spirit will watch over him as he travels the West, building a reputation as a fast gunslinger and an honest man. When Becky Morrison’s husband and father are gunned down by the greedy Vince McKenna and his gang, Clayton finds more than he ever expected on the Circle K Ranch: love, a home, a future. But for a man like Matt Clayton, there is no peace until justice has been done. McKenna and his allies must pay for their crimes. But can one man bring down the quickest guns of the West? Under the guidance of the White Eagle, Matt Clayton might just have a chance. Spirit of the White Eagle is a classic Western, with nods to legends like Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday. Matt Clayton struggles with good and evil, with loss and hope, with friendship and disappointment, trying to find his place in a rapidly changing world, a world not so different from our own.

Beautiful CEO's Bodyguard

Author: Fan Tian

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647579872

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 3369


Soldier King Ye Chen was one of the top fighters in the country's special forces. However, his teammates' deaths caused him to leave the army and return to the civilian population. On one side, there were many schemes and on the other, there were countless beauties. If one could defeat a tyrant, they would be able to kill off their enemy, win the favor of beauties, and then see how the super soldier king would play with his city life.

Saving Safa

Author: Waris Dirie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349005974

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Waris Dirie, the Somalia nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-FGM activist, first came to the world's attention with the publication of her autobiography, Desert Flower. The book was subsequently made into a film and little Safa Nour, from one of the slums of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, was chosen to play the young Waris. The book and the film record many extraordinary things - from facing down a tiger, to being discovered by a famous photographer in London - but it also tells the grim story of female circumcision, an ordeal that the young Waris had to endure. Saving Safa opens with a letter from Safa, now aged seven, who explains that she is worried that she will undergo FGM in spite of the contract her parents have signed with Dirie's Desert Flower Foundation stating that they will never have their daughter cut. Waris drops everything and flies to Djibouti where she meets Safa's father and mother who thinks her daughter should be cut to stop the community ostracising them. As Safa was saved from FGM through a contract with her parents, the Foundation believes a thousand other girls can be saved through providing their families with aid in return for a promise not to mutilate their daughters

The Philosophy and Practice of Medicine and Bioethics

Author: Barbara Maier,Warren A. Shibles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048188679

Category: Medical

Page: 543

View: 5307


This book challenges the unchallenged methods in medicine, such as "evidence-based medicine," which claim to be, but often are not, scientific. It completes medical care by adding the comprehensive humanistic perspectives and philosophy of medicine. No specific or absolute recommendations are given regarding medical treatment, moral approaches, or legal advice. Given rather is discussion about each issue involved and the strongest arguments indicated. Each argument is subject to further critical analysis. This is the same position as with any philosophical, medical or scientific view. The argument that decision-making in medicine is inadequate unless grounded on a philosophy of medicine is not meant to include all of philosophy and every philosopher. On the contrary, it includes only sound, practical and humanistic philosophy and philosophers who are creative and critical thinkers and who have concerned themselves with the topics relevant to medicine. These would be those philosophers who engage in practical philosophy, such as the pragmatists, humanists, naturalists, and ordinary-language philosophers. A new definition of our own philosophy of life emerges and it is necessary to have one. Good lifestyle no longer means just abstaining from cigarettes, alcohol and getting exercise. It also means living a holistic life, which includes all of one's thinking, personality and actions. This book also includes new ways of thinking. In this regard the "Metaphorical Method" is explained, used, and exemplified in depth, for example in the chapters on care, egoism and altruism, letting die, etc.

Between Rites and Rights

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804768375

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 352

View: 6003


The study shows, in chronological fashion, how African women writers in the past five decades have introduced a new, autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision, bringing nuance and vitality to the FGM debate.

From Paris to Tlön

Author: Delia Ungureanu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501333208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 4160


Best International Debut in 2017 (awarded by Romanian General and Comparative Literature Association) Most Prestigious Publication in the Humanities (awarded by the Senate of the University of Bucharest) Surrealism began as a movement in poetry and visual art, but it turned out to have its widest impact worldwide in fiction-including in major world writers who denied any connection to surrealism at all. At the heart of this book are discoveries Delia Ungureanu has made in the archives of Harvard's Widener and Houghton libraries, where she has found that Jorge Luis Borges and Vladimir Nabokov were greatly indebted to surrealism for the creation of the pivotal characters who brought them world fame: Pierre Menard and Lolita. In From Paris to Tlön: Surrealism as World Literature, Ungureanu explores the networks of transmission and transformation that turned an avant-garde Parisian movement into a global literary phenomenon. From Paris to Tlön gives a fresh account of surrealism's surprising success, exploring the process of artistic transfer by which the surrealist object rapidly evolved from a purely poetic conception to a mainstay of surrealist visual art and then a key element in late modernist and postmodern fiction, from Borges and Nabokov to such disparate writers as Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Orhan Pamuk in the 21st century.

Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media

Author: Christina Julios

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351717618

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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This book explores the phenomenon of anti-femail genital mutilation (FGM) social media activism. Against a backdrop of over 200 million girls and women worldwide affected by FGM, this volume examines key global online campaigns to end the practice, involving leading virtual platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Drawing from twenty-one fieldwork interviews with anti-FGM activists, frontline practitioners and survivors, the volume investigates opportunities and challenges inherent to cyberspace. These include online FGM bans as well as practices such as ‘cyber-misogyny’ and ‘clicktivism’. Global campaigns featured include the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, the WHO’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme, The Girl Generation, The Guardian’s End FGM Global Media Campaign and the Massai Cricket Warriors. Furthermore, ten case-studies document prominent anti-FGM campaigners. Firstly, five African-led narratives from celebrated activists: Efua Dorkenoo OBE, Waris Dirie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh and Leyla Hussein. Second, five accounts from FGM survivors interviewed for the book: Mama Sylla, Masooma Ranalvi, Farzana Doctor, Fatou Baldeh and Mariya Taher. By exploring anti-FGM online activism, this book fills a gap in the literature which has largely overlooked FGM’s presence in cyberspace as a virtual social movement. Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media will be of interest to activists, survivors, frontline professionals, students, academics and the wider public.

Amulet of the Anasazi

Author: Teresa Meleski-McGuire

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468944959

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8007


The timeless, mythical, southwest, Anasazi character Kokopelli (The hunchback flute player), comes to life in this historically based romance. Set in modern times, as well as, during the period when the great, Chacoan society was at its peak in America’s 14th century, the theme of enduring love is carried throughout the ages. Two women each strive to hold onto Kokopelli, the man of their dreams through any means possible. Strange ceremonial occurrences, manipulations and many, many challenges are set in front of Kokopelli as he seeks to hold onto and preserve his love for the woman of his dreams. Historically correct, vivid descriptions fill this novel in a manner keeping with the sacred elements of spiritual beliefs, the native landscape of the great southwest/Four Corners area and the culture and lifestyle of the ancient Anasazi. The twists and turns of this novel will keep you wondering what will happen to Kokopelli next...