Killer Catchers - Fourteen True Stories of How Britain's Wickedest Murderers Were Brought to Justice by Chris Ellis & Andy Owens

Killer Catchers - Fourteen True Stories of How Britain's Wickedest Murderers Were Brought to Justice
  • Title : Killer Catchers - Fourteen True Stories of How Britain's Wickedest Murderers Were Brought to Justice
  • Author : Chris Ellis & Andy Owens
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1784185590
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Murderers, Psychopaths, and Paedophiles - Their mention strikes dread and disgust into the heart of a nation, and the crimes committed by such individuals are of a nature more horrendous than any other. Their hideous acts of violence and abuse are unimaginably cruel, and the more disturbed and desperate we become for the killers to be brought to justice.Yet the extremely calculated nature of the crimes and their perpetrators means that evidence is often so thin on the ground that many cases end up being often left 'open' with little hope that more evidence will come to light, leaving families in utter devastation and the public in fear of its safety. However, thanks to rapidly developing advances in forensic techniques, especially in the fields of psychological, psychic and DNA profiling, more and more previously closed cases are being re-examined and solved many years after the crimes were committed."Killer Catchers" is the incredible collection of such astonishing true stories. The murders in this book will chill you to the bone, but the techniques used to solve them will astound and reassure you in equal measure. The stories in this book are fascinating and varied but they all have one thing in common: each murderer thought they would get away with their horrific crime, and almost nearly did...But now there is no such thing as the perfect murder.


New York Magazine by N.A

New York Magazine
  • Title : New York Magazine
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 116
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  • Language : English
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.


Oral Literature in Africa by Ruth Finnegan

Oral Literature in Africa
  • Title : Oral Literature in Africa
  • Author : Ruth Finnegan
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1906924708
  • Pages : 614
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  • Language : English
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Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa. This revised edition makes Finnegan's ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. This book is the first volume in the World Oral Literature Series, an ongoing collaboration between OBP and World Oral Literature Project. A free online archive of recordings and photographs that Finnegan made during her fieldwork in the late 1960s is hosted by the World Oral Literature Project (http: //www.oralliterature.org/collections/rfinnegan001.html) and can also be accessed from publisher's website.


Foxcatcher by Mark Schultz

Foxcatcher
  • Title : Foxcatcher
  • Author : Mark Schultz
  • Publisher : Plume
  • ISBN Code : 014751648X
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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"On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling champion, was shot in the back by du Pont heir John E. du Pont at the family's famed Foxcatcher Farm estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder, du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured. How did the so-called best friend of amateur wrestling come to commit such a horrifying, senseless murder? For the first time ever, Dave's brother, Mark--another Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler under du Pont's patronage--tells the full story. Fascinating, powerful, and deeply personal, Foxcatcher is a riveting account as told by the only person close enough to know the mind of the murderer." -- Page [4] cover.


New York by N.A

New York
  • Title : New York
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Effective Policing? by S. Kirby

Effective Policing?
  • Title : Effective Policing?
  • Author : S. Kirby
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137026790
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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This book provides a unique insight into the way policing is performed. By embracing both organizational management issues as well as operational police business such as crime reduction and detection, firearms, disorder, organised crime and terrorism, it provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary police theory and practice.


The History of British India by James Mill

The History of British India
  • Title : The History of British India
  • Author : James Mill
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 777
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  • Language : English
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Contemporary German Crime Fiction by Thomas W. Kniesche

Contemporary German Crime Fiction
  • Title : Contemporary German Crime Fiction
  • Author : Thomas W. Kniesche
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110422255
  • Pages : 345
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  • Language : English
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A companion to contemporary German crime fiction for English-speaking audiences is overdue. Starting with the earlier Swiss “classics” Glauser and Dürrenmatt and including a number of important Austrian authors, such as Wolf Haas and Heinrich Steinfest, this volume will cover the essential writers, genres, and themes of crime fiction written in German. Where necessary and appropriate, crime fiction in media other than writing (TV-series, movies) will be included. Contemporary social and political developments, such as gender issues, life in a multicultural society, and the afterlife of German fascism today, play a crucial role in much of recent German crime fiction. A number of contributions to this volume will comment on the literary reflection of these issues in the texts. The goal of the volume is to make available to English-speaking audiences, to students, teachers and to a wider circle of interested readers, a series of articles on genres, topics, authors, and texts that will help them understand the scope and depth of German crime fiction, its ties to international traditions and also the specificity of the German context, its historical development and contemporary situation.


Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Where Things Come Back
  • Title : Where Things Come Back
  • Author : John Corey Whaley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1442413344
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken
  • Title : Unbroken
  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 0812974492
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.


Peter Kürten by George Godwin

Peter Kürten
  • Title : Peter Kürten
  • Author : George Godwin
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 58
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American Slavery as it is by American Anti-Slavery Society

American Slavery as it is
  • Title : American Slavery as it is
  • Author : American Anti-Slavery Society
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  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Published in 1839 and edited by abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld, this work presents hundreds of primary-source accounts of the reality of slavery in the American South.The book's first section collects vivid first-person accounts by former slaves of their lives in slavery. In the second part, Weld offers page after page of stark quotationssome as short as a single sentencefrom various Southern periodicals that illustrate in graphic detail the bondage, floggings, maimings and other horrors endured by slaves. Weld also presents and dissects various pro-slavery arguments. Distributed by the American Anti-Slavery Society, American Slavery As It Is was second only to Uncle Tom's Cabin for its impact on the anti-slavery movement in the United States.


The Yellow House by Emily O'Grady

The Yellow House
  • Title : The Yellow House
  • Author : Emily O'Grady
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN Code : 1760636134
  • Pages : 324
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  • Language : English
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Winner of the 2018 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award Even before I knew anything about Granddad Les, Wally and me sometimes dared each other to see how close to the knackery we could get. It was way out in the bottom paddock, and Dad had banned us from going further than the dam. Wally said it was because the whole paddock was haunted. He said he could see ghosts wisping in the grass like sheets blown from the washing line. But even then I knew for sure that was a lie. Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. When Cub's estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather's crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family's murky history. The Yellow House is a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption.


Intellectual Impostures by Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal

Intellectual Impostures
  • Title : Intellectual Impostures
  • Author : Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1847657826
  • Pages : 491
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  • Language : English
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When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing the reactions to the book and answering some of the attacks.


Lords of Industry by Henry Demarest Lloyd,G. P. Putnam's Sons

Lords of Industry
  • Title : Lords of Industry
  • Author : Henry Demarest Lloyd,G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781010433866
  • Pages : 362
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  • Language : English
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

My Bondage and My Freedom
  • Title : My Bondage and My Freedom
  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • ISBN Code : 9781098574963
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographical slave narrative written by Frederick Douglass and published in 1855. It is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass), discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. Douglass, a former slave, following his liberation went on to become a prominent abolitionist, speaker, author, and publisher. As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass-abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement-transforms himself from slave to fugitive to reformer, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual, and political thought.


Animals Through Chinese History by Dagmar Schäfer,Martina Siebert,Roel Sterckx

Animals Through Chinese History
  • Title : Animals Through Chinese History
  • Author : Dagmar Schäfer,Martina Siebert,Roel Sterckx
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108428150
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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This innovative new collection opens a door into the rich history of animals in China. This title is also available as Open Access.


Thatcher's Grandchildren? by Stephen Wagg,Jane Pilcher

Thatcher's Grandchildren?
  • Title : Thatcher's Grandchildren?
  • Author : Stephen Wagg,Jane Pilcher
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137281553
  • Pages : 327
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  • Language : English
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Thatcher's Grandchildren explores sociological and political issues about childhood that have that have become increasingly significant in the twenty first century within a political landscape framed by neo-liberalism. Issues addressed include child protection and abuse, the media, education and schooling, and poverty.


John Brown's War against Slavery by Robert E. McGlone

John Brown's War against Slavery
  • Title : John Brown's War against Slavery
  • Author : Robert E. McGlone
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781107617964
  • Pages : 462
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on both new and neglected evidence, this book reconstructs Old John Brown's aborted "war" to free the 3.8 million slaves in the American South before the Civil War. It critiques misleading sources that either exalt Brown's "heroism" and noble purpose or condemn his "monomania" and "lawlessness". McGlone explains the sources of his obsession with slavery and his notorious crime at Pottawatomie Creek in "Bleeding Kansas" as well as how the Harpers Ferry raid figured into Brown's larger vision and why he was captured in the federal armory there. John Brown's War Against Slavery chronicles how this aged American apostle of violence in behalf of the "downtrodden," this abolitionist "fanatic" and "terroriser," ultimately rescued his cause by going to the gallows with resolution and outward calm. By embracing martyrdom, John Brown helped to spread panic in the South and persuaded northern sympathizers that failure can be noble and political violence "righteous."


Church and State in Tonga by Sione Latukefu

Church and State in Tonga
  • Title : Church and State in Tonga
  • Author : Sione Latukefu
  • Publisher : University of Queensland Press
  • ISBN Code : 1921902353
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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First published in 1974, Church and State in Tonga is a classic study of the formative period of modern Tongan history. The years covered are from the re-establishment of the Wesleyan Methodist mission in the 1820s until the promulgation of the Tongan constitution in 1875. The missionaries assumed the role of political advisors, but by the 1850s the missionary monopoly was undermined and what author Sione Latukefu calls a "marriage of convenience" and an "alliance" began. The king became selective in the advice he accepted and took his own initiatives. Much of the book deals with the development of kingship and the emergence of written codes of law and the constitution. The book is dedicated to Queen Salote Tupou III who passed the traditions of the royal family to Latukefu, determined to impart her wealth of knowledge of the Tongan traditional past. Church and State in Tonga was the first substantial study by a Tongan of the history of the Tongan monarchy and government, a rich documentary study reinforced by knowledge of local language, customs, and traditions.


No, David! by David Shannon

No, David!
  • Title : No, David!
  • Author : David Shannon
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9780590930024
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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In an autobiographical picture book by the creator of A Bad Case of Stripes, a mischievous boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.


The Tenderness of Conscience by Allan Boesak

The Tenderness of Conscience
  • Title : The Tenderness of Conscience
  • Author : Allan Boesak
  • Publisher : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
  • ISBN Code : 1919980660
  • Pages : 242
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  • Language : English
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With this book, theologian and political observer Allan Boesak once again displays the strengths of his writings that were evident in the seventies and eighties: bringing Christian theology to bear on the political and socio-economic realities of our world. “A serious and open-hearted commentary on the African Renaissance and the spirituality of politics, but with the clarity of the deeply embedded Christian message.” – Danny Titus


The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, who was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859, for an Armed Attack Upon American Slavery; with Notices of Some of His Confederates. Edited by R. D. Webb. [With a Portrait.] by Richard Davis Webb

The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, who was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859, for an Armed Attack Upon American Slavery; with Notices of Some of His Confederates. Edited by R. D. Webb. [With a Portrait.]
  • Title : The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, who was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859, for an Armed Attack Upon American Slavery; with Notices of Some of His Confederates. Edited by R. D. Webb. [With a Portrait.]
  • Author : Richard Davis Webb
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 453
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  • Language : English
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The Politics of Panem by Sean P. Connors

The Politics of Panem
  • Title : The Politics of Panem
  • Author : Sean P. Connors
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9462098069
  • Pages : 227
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  • Language : English
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The Hunger Games trilogy is a popular culture success. Embraced by adults as well as adolescents, Suzanne Collins’s bestselling books have inspired an equally popular film franchise. But what, if anything, can reading the Hunger Games tell us about what it means to be human in the world today? What complex social and political issues does the trilogy invite readers to explore? Does it merely entertain, or does it also instruct? Bringing together scholars in literacy education and the humanities, The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres examines how the Hunger Games books and films, when approached from the standpoint of theory, can challenge readers and viewers intellectually. At the same time, by subjecting Collins’s trilogy to literary criticism, this collection of essays challenges its complexity as an example of dystopian literature for adolescents. How can applying philosophic frameworks such as those attributable to Socrates and Foucault to the Hunger Games trilogy deepen our appreciation for the issues it raises? What, if anything, can we learn from considering fan responses to the Hunger Games? How might adapting the trilogy for film complicate its ability to engage in sharp-edged social criticism? By exploring these and other questions, The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres invites teachers, students, and fans of the Hunger Games to consider how Collins’s trilogy, as a representative of young adult dystopian fiction, functions as a complex narrative. In doing so, it highlights questions and issues that lend themselves to critical exploration in secondary and college classrooms.


To Purge this Land with Blood by Stephen B. Oates

To Purge this Land with Blood
  • Title : To Purge this Land with Blood
  • Author : Stephen B. Oates
  • Publisher : University of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780870234583
  • Pages : 434
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  • Language : English
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Provides an account of the life and career of antislavery activist John Brown, leader of the infamous raid on Harpers Ferry.


Between the Cracks of History by Francis Edward Abernethy

Between the Cracks of History
  • Title : Between the Cracks of History
  • Author : Francis Edward Abernethy
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781574410365
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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Annotation Six essays discuss definitions and explanations of folklore, and methods of teaching it. Then 15 additional essays explore Texas folklore related to such topics as police burials, gang graffiti, fiddling, ghosts, dance halls, oil fields, spring rituals, and the dialect spoken along the border between Texas and Mexico. Numerous illustrations and black-and-white photographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


The Handbook of Creative Writing by Steven Earnshaw

The Handbook of Creative Writing
  • Title : The Handbook of Creative Writing
  • Author : Steven Earnshaw
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 074868977X
  • Pages : 496
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  • Language : English
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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms


Babies Need Books by Dorothy Butler

Babies Need Books
  • Title : Babies Need Books
  • Author : Dorothy Butler
  • Publisher : Heinemann International Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9780435081546
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Each chapter is devoted to an age range and discusses the choices open to parents, giving tried and tested booklists.


Hoosiers and the American Story by Madison, James H.,Sandweiss, Lee Ann

Hoosiers and the American Story
  • Title : Hoosiers and the American Story
  • Author : Madison, James H.,Sandweiss, Lee Ann
  • Publisher : Indiana Historical Society
  • ISBN Code : 0871953633
  • Pages : 358
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  • Language : English
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A supplemental textbook for middle and high school students, Hoosiers and the American Story provides intimate views of individuals and places in Indiana set within themes from American history. During the frontier days when Americans battled with and exiled native peoples from the East, Indiana was on the leading edge of America’s westward expansion. As waves of immigrants swept across the Appalachians and eastern waterways, Indiana became established as both a crossroads and as a vital part of Middle America. Indiana’s stories illuminate the history of American agriculture, wars, industrialization, ethnic conflicts, technological improvements, political battles, transportation networks, economic shifts, social welfare initiatives, and more. In so doing, they elucidate large national issues so that students can relate personally to the ideas and events that comprise American history. At the same time, the stories shed light on what it means to be a Hoosier, today and in the past.


America in the British Imagination by J. Lyons

America in the British Imagination
  • Title : America in the British Imagination
  • Author : J. Lyons
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137376805
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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How was American culture disseminated into Britain? Why did many British citizens embrace American customs? And what picture did they form of American society and politics? This engaging and wide-ranging history explores these and other questions about the U.S.'s cultural and political influence on British society in the post-World War II period.


Colonial Systems of Control by Viviane Saleh-Hanna

Colonial Systems of Control
  • Title : Colonial Systems of Control
  • Author : Viviane Saleh-Hanna
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • ISBN Code : 0776618237
  • Pages : 534
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  • Language : English
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A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document the daily realities and struggles of life inside a Nigerian prison, scholar and human rights activist Viviane Saleh-Hanna provides historical, political, and academic contexts and analyses of the penal system in Nigeria. The European penal models and institutions imported to Nigeria during colonialism are exposed as intrinsically incoherent with the community-based conflict-resolution principles of most African social structures and justice models. This book presents the realities of imprisonment in Nigeria while contextualizing the colonial legacies that have resulted in the inhumane brutalities that are endured on a daily basis. Keywords: Nigeria, West Africa, penal system, maximum-security prison


Traditions of Belief by Gillian Bennett

Traditions of Belief
  • Title : Traditions of Belief
  • Author : Gillian Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps
  • Title : The Thirty-Nine Steps
  • Author : John Buchan
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 90
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  • Language : English
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Famous as the basis for several films, including the brilliant 1935 version directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Thirty-Nine Steps is a classic of early twentieth-century popular literature. Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot that could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.


History of the Oregon Territory and British North-American Fur Trade by John Dunn

History of the Oregon Territory and British North-American Fur Trade
  • Title : History of the Oregon Territory and British North-American Fur Trade
  • Author : John Dunn
  • Publisher : London : Edwards and Hughes, 1846 (London : J. Alfred)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 359
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  • Language : English
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Eighteenth-Century Criminal Transportation by G. Morgan,P. Rushton

Eighteenth-Century Criminal Transportation
  • Title : Eighteenth-Century Criminal Transportation
  • Author : G. Morgan,P. Rushton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230000878
  • Pages : 238
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  • Language : English
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This is the first major study of the convict in the Atlantic world of the eighteenth century. It concentrates on the diverse characters of the transported men, women and children, and their fate in the colonies, exploring at the local level the contrasts in sentencing, shipping and settlement of convicts in America. The central myths about transportation prevalent in the eighteenth century, particularly that most felons returned, are examined in the context of the burgeoning print culture of criminal biographies and newspaper stories. In addition, the exchange of representations between the two sides of the Atlantic, and the changing American reaction to convicts, are placed within the growing transatlantic debate on transportation before the American Revolution. Above all, the realities of escape, of convicts running away and returning to England, are subject to systematic investigation for the first time.


Bootstrapper by Mardi Jo Link

Bootstrapper
  • Title : Bootstrapper
  • Author : Mardi Jo Link
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 038534967X
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. More broke than ever, Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year’s supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants. With an infectious optimism that would put Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to shame and a deep appreciation of the natural world, Link tells the story of how, over the course of one long year, she holds on to her sons, saves the farm from foreclosure, and finds her way back to a life of richness and meaning on the land she loves. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.


Stakeknife by Greg Harkin,Ian Hurst

Stakeknife
  • Title : Stakeknife
  • Author : Greg Harkin,Ian Hurst
  • Publisher : The O\'Brien Press
  • ISBN Code : 1847174388
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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BESTSELLER An explosive exposé of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside. The stories of two undercover agents -- Brian Nelson, who worked for the Force Research Unit (FRU), aiding loyalist terrorists and murderers in their bloody work; and the man known as Stakeknife, deputy head of the IRA's infamous ‘Nutting Squad', the internal security force which tortured and killed suspected informers.


John Brown, 1800-1859 by Oswald Garrison Villard

John Brown, 1800-1859
  • Title : John Brown, 1800-1859
  • Author : Oswald Garrison Villard
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780344350337
  • Pages : 810
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Stories Matter by Dana L. Fox,Kathy Gnagey Short

Stories Matter
  • Title : Stories Matter
  • Author : Dana L. Fox,Kathy Gnagey Short
  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 340
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"This collection of essays addresses the idea of cultural authentiaty in children's literative. The collection includes essays by children's book authors and illustrators, editors, and teachers. Rather than trying to arrive at one definition of cultural authentiaty, the book offers multiple perspectives. The essays refer to one another, sometimes directly, and thus the collection as a whole is more cohesive than usual for edited collections."


A History of African Americans of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore by Carole C. Marks

A History of African Americans of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore
  • Title : A History of African Americans of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore
  • Author : Carole C. Marks
  • Publisher : Delaware Heritage Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780924117121
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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