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The Beast Side

The Beast Side

Living and Dying While Black in America

  • Author: D. Watkins
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1510716408
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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A New York Times Best Seller! To many, the past 8 years under President Obama were meant to usher in a new post-racial American political era, dissolving the divisions of the past. However, when seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by a wannabe cop in Florida; and then Ferguson, Missouri, happened; and then South Carolina hit the headlines; and then Baltimore blew up, it was hard to find any evidence of a new post-racial order. Suddenly the entire country seemed to be awakened to a stark fact: African American men are in danger in America. This has only become clearer as groups like Black Lives Matter continue to draw attention to this reality daily not only online but also in the streets of our nation’s embattled cities. Now one of our country’s quintessential urban war zones is brought powerfully to life by a rising young literary talent, D. Watkins. The author fought his way up on the eastside (the “beastside”) of Baltimore, Maryland—or “Bodymore, Murderland,” as his friends call it. He writes openly and unapologetically about what it took to survive life on the streets while the casualties piled up around him, including his own brother. Watkins pushed drugs to pay his way through school, staying one step ahead of murderous business rivals and equally predatory lawmen. When black residents of Baltimore finally decided they had had enough—after the brutal killing of twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody—Watkins was on the streets as the city erupted. He writes about his bleeding city with the razor-sharp insights of someone who bleeds along with it. Here are true dispatches from the other side of America. In this new paperback edition, the author has also added new material responding to the rising tide of racial resentment and hate embodied by political figures like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and the impact this has had on issues of race in America. This book is essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of the chaos of our current political moment.

Werewolf Game - Beast Side 01

Werewolf Game - Beast Side 01

  • Author: Ryo Kawakami,Koudo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783770496334
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Wir Tiere

Wir Tiere

Roman

  • Author: Justin Torres
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641103177
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Gewalt und Mitleid, Pathos und Humor – die aufregendste junge Stimme aus den USA Drei Brüder schlagen sich durch ihre Kindheit: Sie bewerfen sich gegenseitig mit Tomaten, bauen aus Müllsäcken Drachen, verstecken sich, wenn sich die Eltern anschreien, dreschen auf Paps und Ma ein, wenn diese lachen. Die Eltern, nur wenig älter als ihre Kinder, stammen aus Brooklyn – er ist Puerto Ricaner, sie eine Weiße –, und ihre Liebe ist eine ernsthafte, gefährliche Sache, die die Familie zusammenschweißt, sie aber auch immer wieder zerreißt. Laut ist es in diesem Haushalt und leidenschaftlich, die Jungs sind immer hungrig und wollen mehr: mehr Fleisch, mehr Krach, mehr Wärme, mehr Leben. »Wir Tiere« erkundet die ungestümen Jahre des Erwachsenwerdens – wie stark wir durch unsere ersten Bindungen geformt und wie wir schließlich mit Fluchtgeschwindigkeit in unsere Zukunft geschleudert werden.

Der Geschmack von Laub und Erde

Der Geschmack von Laub und Erde

Wie ich versuchte, als Tier zu leben

  • Author: Charles Foster
  • Publisher: Piper ebooks
  • ISBN: 3492958761
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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Was fühlt ein Tier, wie lebt es und wie nimmt es seine Umwelt wahr? Um das herauszufinden, tritt Charles Foster ein faszinierendes Experiment an. Er schlüpft in die Rolle von fünf verschiedenen Tierarten: Dachs, Otter, Fuchs, Rothirsch und Mauersegler. Er haust in einem Bau unter der Erde, schnappt mit den Zähnen nach Fischen in einem Fluss und durchstöbert Mülltonnen auf der Suche nach Nahrung. Er schärft seine Sinne, wird zum nachtaktiven Lebewesen, beschreibt wie ein Weinkenner die unterschiedlichen »Terroirs« von Würmern und wie sich der Duft der Erde in den verschiedenen Jahreszeiten verändert. In die scharfsinnige und witzige Schilderung seiner skurrilen Erfahrungen lässt er wissenswerte Fakten einfließen und stellt sie in den Kontext philosophischer Themen. Letztendlich geht es dabei auch um die eine Frage: Was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein.

Conquering the Beast

Conquering the Beast

The Battle to Find Dignity After Abuse

  • Author: Diane Fogyle
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1514467372
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 110
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It was March 23, 1956, at six thirty-four in the morning, a baby girl was bornall of six pounds. She was perfectsoft pink skin, big blue eyes, and barely enough blond hair to say she had hair. She did not cry but was very content, just needed the basics: milk, a diaper change, and someone to love her and tell her she was special. She was born to loveless parentshe was twenty-five, and she was twenty. Her name is Diane, and she shared life with her four-year-old brother, Scott. What should have been a beautiful day and a beautiful life was not to be. I was sired by a monstera beasta person who only thought of himself, and whatever he thought he needed, he took. He ravaged my mother every nine months, and she had a baby every year or two up to the time she committed herself to an institution. Now it is 2015, and my story will be told. I am fifty-nine years old and have all the scars from being born by chance to these people. I live in the South and have three children. There are five grandchildren. This is my story, and it is written not to terrify the reader but to let you know the dangerous beasts that are out there waiting to destroy pieces of you. My journey now is to heal and focus on myself. I have loved my children too much, and I can no longer fix a husband. Today is my day. The story passed to me about my personality is that a simple piece of bubble gum would make me happy, that faithful and happy disposition has gotten me through many yesterdays. There is a higher plan; I must be patient to hear it revealed. I will understand one day. Please read this book and share it. There are many victims. You will never know them until you talk about sexual abuse. Be kind. Spread the joy.

Beauty & the Beast: Vendetta

Beauty & the Beast: Vendetta

  • Author: Nancy Holder
  • Publisher: Titan Books
  • ISBN: 1783292245
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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During a mysterious blackout, Angelo Demarco, the son of New York City's most powerful family, is kidnapped. NYPD detectives Catherine Chandler and Tess Vargas are on the case when they learn of a second missing person: Cat's father has disappeared from his prison cell. Vincent is desperate to help Cat, but as tensions rise, the couple becomes caught in a trap where the only way out is to confront their pasts and prove their epic love.

Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part B: A Vow Of Love And The Challenge

Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part B: A Vow Of Love And The Challenge

  • Author: Kristie Lynn Higgins
  • Publisher: Kristie Lynn Higgins
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 150
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Type: novella and the word count is about 45,100 words. A new approach to the classic fairy tale. The story of Beauty and the Beast with a twist. What if the woman was the one turned into the creature? A realm of adventure and peril mingled with romance, friendship, and sword and sorcery. Join Pluck in this novella series as she travels through a strange land of danger and intrigue as she finds allies and foes alike in her search to lift her monstrous curse. Begin this action-adventure epic dark fantasy series for free by reading the first book, Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part A: The Flower, The Sword, and The Kiss. A story like Beauty and the Beast but with more action and menacing darkness. In the second story, Pluck was desperate to receive the one thing that would end her curse but would Prince Edward give the Kiss to his wife, dooming Pluck to remain in her monster like form? What would Pluck do to them if Edward did betray her? Beauty Of The Beast Epic Dark Fantasy Action Adventure Sword and Sorcery Novella Series: 1. Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part A: The Flower, The Sword, And The Kiss 2. Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part B: A Vow Of Love And The Challenge 3. Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part C: Hearts Betrayed And Blood Revealed

The Beasts of Upton Puddle

The Beasts of Upton Puddle

  • Author: Simon West-Bulford
  • Publisher: Medallion Media Group
  • ISBN: 160542594X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Bringing the mythological world into a modern setting and introducing young adult readers to a variety of strange monsters, this fantasy novel follows 12-year-old Joe Copper, as he travels along in his quest to save humankind. When Joe is hired by the eccentric Mrs. Merrynether as an errand boy at her remarkable veterinary practice—a hidden refuge for a menagerie of creatures that should only exist in dreams and legend—he soon learns that she has a startling plan for his future: he is destined to command an army of beasts to protect humanity from the Conclave—a brutal council of dragons hiding on a distant island. But Joe is plunged into his new role prematurely when the callous tycoon Argoyle Redwar, who has a secret menagerie of his own, tricks Mrs. Merrynether into revealing the location of the island. Overcoming his fears, the school bully, and an escaped creature on the loose in his own village, Joe races to the island to stop Redwar from provoking the dragons to war. He takes the most bizarre team imaginable: Lilly, the surly alcoholic cluricaun; Danariel, the seraph who lives in a lightbulb; Flarp, the giant flying eyeball who can’t control his excitement; Kiyoshi, the narcoleptic kappa with an extraordinary vocabulary; Snappel, the fiery wyvern plagued by hiccups; and Cornelius, the poisoned manticore. Together with newfound allies on the island, the champions are forced into an epic battle against fantastic odds, facing not only the Conclave but Redwar as he seeks total control.

The Heart of the Beast (A Science Fiction Novelette #5)

The Heart of the Beast (A Science Fiction Novelette #5)

  • Author: Marco Guarda
  • Publisher: Marco Guarda
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 39
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The Heart of the Beast is about renegade Captain Mark Sanders, who is appointed with the suicide mission of tracking down and destroying a runaway strategic spaceship capable of enough firepower to blow half the solar system to pieces. But as the hunt moves to the outer regions of the universe, Sanders begins to doubt his orders and wonders about the real purpose of the rogue pilot he’s after. This novelette is also contained in Collected SCI-FI STORIES - Pack 1.

Beauty Bites Beast

Beauty Bites Beast

Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls

  • Author: Ellen Snortland,Gavin De Becker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780971144705
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 198
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Women are capable of defending themselves and their loved ones--if they learn how. It is not the female's size, it is her culturally induced ignorance that makes her think she is helpless. This book is a clarion call to "sleeping beauties" to wake up and take charge of their own self-defense--both verbal and physical--and celebrates women (and kids) who fought back. Funny and provocative, this is an irreverent but deadly serious look at how family, religion, history, news and entertainment keep women thinking they are defenseless.--From publisher description.

The Witch and the Engineer

The Witch and the Engineer

  • Author: Jessica Q Fox
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1471616371
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Leviathan's Wake

Leviathan's Wake

  • Author: Neil Lynn Wise
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469170604
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 561
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The worst of Morgans enemies have been defeated, but in the wake of those conflicts many problems remain. To have a future with the woman he loves, Morgan only has to survive attacks by mutant tribes, avoid the deadly embrace of the Hedonae, free an imprisoned ruler, stop a civil war, and liberate Celestines country from the cruel hands of invaders. And on top of everything else, he has lost his best friends body. To conquer these challenges, Morgan will need all that faith, honor, and friendship can provide.

Magic Rises

Magic Rises

A Kate Daniels Novel

  • Author: Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101624876
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller! Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost... Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap...

Gunmetal Magic

Gunmetal Magic

A Novel in the World of Kate Daniels

  • Author: Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101585196
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
  • View: 5551
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Includes a free bonus: a Kate Daniels novella, "Magic Gifts" The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories… After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…

Healed by Hope

Healed by Hope

  • Author: Jim Melvin
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
  • ISBN: 1611945666
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Invictus, the god-like sorcerer, has finally been defeated. Torg and Laylah are safe . . . or so it seems . . . But now the wizard and sorceress face another daunting challenge. Laylah's unborn child is growing abnormally fast--and he wields power even from her womb. A new horror is about to be born into the world. Are all who live on Triken in terrible danger again? In the climactic conclusion of The Death Wizard Chronicles, Torg and Laylah are forced to fight for their freedom one final time. Jim Melvin is the author of the six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles. He was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years. As a reporter, he specialized in science, nature, health, and fitness, and he wrote about everything from childhood drowning to erupting volcanoes. Jim is a student of Eastern philosophy and mindfulness meditation, both of which he weaves extensively into his work. Jim lives in Upstate South Carolina in the foothills of the mountains. He's married and has five daughters. Visit him at: jim-melvin.com and facebook.com/TheDeathWizardChronicles.

The United Service Magazine

The United Service Magazine

  • Author: Arthur William Alsager Pollock
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military art and science
  • Page: N.A
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The Shadows over Us

The Shadows over Us

Book 3 of the Offspring Book 3 of the Offspring

  • Author: C.J. Gnos
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1483642526
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 229
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Garon planned a fun trip for Cassie. He was taking her and their friends to Earth for some R&R but it was beginning to look like they might witness Earths final days instead, unless they could stop an invasion. Who were they and where were they from and why were the cloaked ships dropping their deadly cargo all over Earth? Calling the League of Planets for help Garon hoped to destroy the ravenous beasts that were devouring all life and keep them from spreading to other planets. One of the League ships was captained by Kamarsoman the Malai warrior who held a special place in Cassie's heart. Could the League turn the tide and save Earth and could Garon keep Kam and Cassie apart or did fate have other plans for all of them.

Hearts in Harmony

Hearts in Harmony

  • Author: William H. Elder
  • Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1572586125
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 435
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Faith. Loyalty. Service. Devotion. Love. These words describe the lives of three prominent figures in Israel whose lives were intertwined by divine appointment. Samuel, Jonathan, and David were outstanding leaders in the nation of Israel and were known for their devotion to God. From birth, each of these men were taught by their mothers to love God, obey His counsel, and serve Him with all their hearts. Whether making choices about marriage, war, national problems or family issues, these men turned to God for instruction and guidance. They were pillars of wisdom in their community and in the nation. Although Samuel, Jonathan, and David were godly men, they made their share of poor decisions. Samuel and David both struggled with parenting and raising boys that followed in their footsteps. Instead, their sons were influenced by extended family members who were more interested in worldly pursuits. In addition, there were instances in Samuel and David's lives where they followed their own desires and failed to seek God's advice. These situations always resulted in pain and sufferings for them and those around them. Fortunately, God always forgives. Although they had to pay the consequences of their sin, their relationship with God remained strong. Hearts in Harmony provides an in-depth glimpse into the lives of these great men of faith. Through a narrative account of their lives, you will gain a deeper understanding of their triumphs and struggles as they walked through life holding on to the hand of God and following His providential leading along life's path.

Four Pretenders & the Talismans of Darkness & Light

Four Pretenders & the Talismans of Darkness & Light

The Grimlindian Chronicles

  • Author: Melvin Karew
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477153292
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 475
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The guard at the city gates does not attempt to stop the stranger entering Nuthollia, for his job is to keep people inside the city and no person would enter the city voluntarily unless he were an agent of Grimlindus. Nuthollia, the capital of Neuthonia, is no longer a trading metropolis. Its remaining inhabitants are usually hiding indoors, trying to escape Grimlindus's violent soldiersthe tall blond northerners, bandit warriors and Knights of Destruction, as well as goblins, hobgoblins, kobolds and ogres from further east on the steppes. While contact with these soldiers is dangerous and unpredictable, the soldiers do keep the city's economy moving, the trade continuing. So Nuthollia's inhabitants, the original Neuthonics as well as countless released prisoners-of-war, attempt to earn a meagre living in fear and dread. The stranger is rnwulf, the tall barbarian who had been learning sword-skills in the cold hills of the Borderlands. He is dressed in heavy furs. His long, straight, black hair is tied back by a broad cloth that completely conceals his forehead and from which hangs three beaded feathers. His heavy broadsword is strapped to his back, partially buried within his fur coat, while a number of knives are strapped to his chest and belt. A two-headed tomahawk hangs from his belt. He is accompanied by Caleb, the huge wolf that is as large as a small pony and which has a thick mane of grey fur. Man and wolf survey the cold, snow-covered streets, looking beyond the unhappy houses to the dark palace standing on a hill near the centre of the city. They turn away from it and head into one of the darker and less inviting neighbourhoods, where even Grimlindus's soldiers would think twice before entering. The houses are closer together than elsewhere; the streets disappear into narrow alleyways and blind corners. Open doorways and boarded windows show that many of the residences are empty of normal occupation. However, a quick survey inside would reveal hiding squatters, ruffians, thieves and muggers. The man and wolf stop in front of a building that is deep within this neighbourhood. This building is similar to all the others, dismal and grey. It has a heavy steel door with a small window at face height, covered by a shutter. The man thumps on the door and the shutter is pulled back, revealing two dark, slanted eyes. "What do you want?" says the bouncer. "Where are your mistresses?" asks rnwulf, with a heavy, northern accent. "They are busy. Who wants to know?" "I was sent by Cleosius the warlord, to purchase something which was stolen from him. They are expecting me." The shutter is slid shut and rnwulf hears muted discussions behind it. The shutter slides open again. "You are early!" snaps the voice and the shutter slams closed. rnwulf thumps on the door again, his blows echoing inside. The shutter is pulled back again. "Can I wait inside?" he asks. The door opens, revealing a seven-and-a-half foot monstrosity, which bends over inside the small front room; its hairy frame fills up the doorway. Bugbear! thinks rnwulf, staring at the hairy giant-goblin, which would tower over one of its smaller goblin or hobgoblin cousins. "Come inside," it snarls, "but the wolf stays out there." After re-locking the door, the bugbear leads rnwulf along a dimly lit corridor, before arriving at a small room, furnished only with a hard-backed chair. "The mistresses are busy, the bugbear growls, but I will send someone to fetch them when they are, um, finished. Would you like a drink while you are waiting?" rnwulf waves the bugbear away and sits on the chair. In a moment, he becomes completely motionless, his keen eyes surveying every inch of the room. He waits, becoming tenser as he looks at the low ceiling and the walls. After a short time he stands up, goes to the door and tries the handle, finding it locked. H

Surviving the Comfort Zone

Surviving the Comfort Zone

  • Author: Roy Masters,Dorothy Baker
  • Publisher: FHU Bookstore
  • ISBN: 0933900155
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 193
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