Slaving and Slavery in the Indian Ocean

Author: Deryck Scarr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134926699X

Category: History

Page: 238

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The Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Bourbon and their satellite colony of Seychelles, collectively known as the Mascareignes, were all plantation colonies, as well as significant naval bases from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Scarr uses Mauritian, British and French archival sources to examine both the situation of slaves, as painted by court records in particular, and the psychology of both slave traders and slave owners..

Beale Street Blues

Author: Angela Kay Austin

Publisher: Bluff City Publishing

ISBN: 0986313718

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 8402

Darling Crawford lost the man she loved to another woman. Returning to her parents was bad enough, but returning broke, divorced, and jobless is awful. Right about now she just needs to have fun. A man with a sexy southern drawl. A strong drink. A night of dancing. What happens on Beale Street stays on Beale Street, right?

The Execution of Lieutenant Edy Haller

Author: Frank J. Caravella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462827596

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4811

On a wet and dreary evening, a SCUD C ballistic missile, loaded with a deadly nerve agent, streaked toward the city of Kunsan, South Korea. A US Patriot Battery, assigned to protect the city, stood quiet as the missile exploded above its intended target. After dispensing its mist of doom, death consumed thousands as mucous collected in their lungs disrupting every breath until eventually all air flow ceased. The Patriot Battery protecting Kunsan, led by Lieutenant Haller, fails to operate properly. There are hints of sabotage, but Haller doesnt see them. She is blamed for the failure, court martialed and sentenced to die. The military authorities believe she collaborated with the enemy. Will the President execute a female officer?...a single mother?...Will the treachery of a few cause an innocent woman to die? Brilliantly conceived and powerfully written, The Execution of Lieutenant Edy Haller tells a compelling story that spears the soul of American culture. The plot is fast-paced and the lead characters provide insight into the contemporary problems facing women who choose careers dominated by males. Edy Haller is a complex person with strengths and weaknesses, but her determination against all odds sets her apart.


Author: Jerome Charyn

Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press

ISBN: 194265815X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9222

"A moving attempt to trace the connections between Kosinski's wartime struggles and postwar fictions." —New Yorker "Jerzy is a novel with a light touch that's still capable of lifting heavy subjects. Charyn knows what he wants to do and knows how to do it. . . . [He] show[s] that all forms of power are pretty much alike, or at least connected—Hollywood, Capitol Hill, Kensington Palace, the Kremlin. Because Kosinski is a figure who proves (if we still need to learn it) that the craziness of American life may have more in common with the craziness of Russia and Europe than we like to think." —New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) Jerzy Kosinski was a great enigma of post-World War II literature. When he exploded onto the American literary scene in 1965 with his best-selling novel The Painted Bird, he was revered as a Holocaust survivor and refugee from the world hidden behind the Soviet Iron Curtain. He won major literary awards, befriended actor Peter Sellers (who appeared in the screen adaptation of his novel Being There), and was a guest on talk shows and at the Oscars. But soon the facade began to crack, and behind the public persona emerged a ruthless social climber, sexual libertine, and pathological liar who may have plagiarized his greatest works. Jerome Charyn lends his unmistakable style to this most American story of personal disintegration, told through the voices of multiple narrators—a homicidal actor, a dominatrix, and Joseph Stalin's daughter—who each provide insights into the shifting facets of Kosinski's personality. The story unfolds like a Russian nesting doll, eventually revealing the lost child beneath layers of trauma, while touching on the nature of authenticity, the atrocities of WWII, the allure of sadomasochism, and the fickleness of celebrity. Jerome Charyn is the author of, most recently, A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century, Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories, I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War, and The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel.

Bob Marley: Complete Chord Songbook

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783232234

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 3408

Bob Marley is perhaps the most important voice of Reggae music, crossing-over and achieving an iconic status in the mainstream pop industry. His songs of protest, freedom, liberation, love and equality have become some of the best-loved songs of the era, poignantly evoking the struggles, hardships and injustices of a troubled time. This special addition to the Chord Songbook series presents all 124 Bob Marley songs as featured on such albums as African Herbsman and Catch A Fire, right up to Uprising and Confrontation, including extra songs from later compilations. All the songs have been arranged with a full chord guide and complete lyrics.

Eyes Wide Open

Author: Zhu GeLiSao

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1636312969

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9432

My big brother is working outside all year round, and not only does sister-in-law vanilla feed the children, she also wants to feed me ...

Werner & Ingbar's the Thyroid

Author: Sidney C. Werner,Sidney H. Ingbar,Lewis E. Braverman,Robert D. Utiger

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781750479

Category: Medical

Page: 1166

View: 1091

Completely updated for its Ninth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of every aspect of thyroid anatomy, development, biochemistry, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of all thyroid disorders. This edition has a more international group of contributors and new chapters on mortality in thyroid disease, oncogenes, radioiodine treatments for carcinoma, trophoblastic tumors, and subacute and acute infectious thyroiditis. Chapters address clinical controversies regarding subclinical hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The section on laboratory assessment of thyroid function has been reorganized for easier look-up of function tests.