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He Runs, She Runs

He Runs, She Runs

Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates

  • Author: Deborah Jordan Brooks
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691153426
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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While there are far more women in public office today than in previous eras, women are still vastly underrepresented in this area relative to men. Conventional wisdom suggests that a key reason is because female candidates start out at a disadvantage with the public, compared to male candidates, and then face higher standards for their behavior and qualifications as they campaign. He Runs, She Runs is the first comprehensive study of these dynamics and demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is wrong. With rich contextual background and a wealth of findings, Deborah Jordan Brooks examines whether various behaviors--such as crying, acting tough, displays of anger, or knowledge gaffes--by male and female political candidates are regarded differently by the public. Refuting the idea of double standards in campaigns, Brooks's overall analysis indicates that female candidates do not get penalized disproportionately for various behaviors, nor do they face any double bind regarding femininity and toughness. Brooks also reveals that before campaigning begins, women do not start out at a disadvantage due to gender stereotypes. In fact, Brooks shows that people only make gendered assumptions about candidates who are new to politics, and those stereotypes benefit, rather than hurt, women candidates. Proving that it is no more challenging for female political candidates today to win over the public than it is for their male counterparts, He Runs, She Runs makes clear that we need to look beyond public attitudes to understand why more women are not in office.

Anywhere She Runs

Anywhere She Runs

  • Author: Debra Webb
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9781429925969
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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The first note is a warning—a bone-chilling reminder that Alabama Police Detective Adeline Cooper can run from her darkest, deadliest memories, but she can never escape a demented killer's wrath. The second note is a threat... The first victim disappeared near Adeline's hometown in Mississippi—and she won't be the last. Believing she is the killer's ultimate target, Adeline decides to go back to work side-by-side with a sheriff she once loved...Now she will meet face-to-face the criminals she brought down—and fight the obsessed killer who craves her death...

The Faster She Runs

The Faster She Runs

  • Author: Robert Colby
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 1479417920
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 125
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She went looking for excitement -- and found violence and danger instead! A Wildside Crime Classic by the author of The Star Trap and The Captain Must Die! "Bob Colby was more than just a 'one-hit wonder.' He wrote several other respected novels in the 1950s and '60s, including The Deadly Desire and The Secret of the Second Door (both Gold Medal, 1959) and dozens of short stories for Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Shayne... Do me a favor: hunt down one of his novels and give it a try." -- Peter Enfantino "He had a journalist's eye for his times. This was especially true in the novels he set in Hollywood. [The Captain Must Die] is his masterpiece. You will not be disappointed." -- Ed Gorman

Guardian: the Beginning

Guardian: the Beginning

  • Author: Pernell Gibson
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146283597X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 450
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In the year 2017 most of mankind has become complacent and reckless, depending mainly on logic and finite wisdom. Psalmulus Grey, an emotionally scarred, fifteen-year-old participant of this world order, lives within its guidelines until one night when an angel of God appears before him and makes it clear that he is one of the Fathers chosen. Meanwhile a much more sinister plan is unfolding within the city of Neo Creek between Maxwell Steeleworthy, a wealthy capitalist, and Zegudalia, a demonic being from the Abyss. In an epic battle of divined proportions, Psalmulus manifests vast supernatural abilities as he struggles with the decision to fulfill Gods will for his life and become a Guardian of Light or succumb to his own vengeful desires. Many forces from the side of light as well as darkness rise to the occasion to see their goals met as Psalmulus is forced to do battle with humans and demons alike, but most of all--himself.

Babel Tower

Babel Tower

  • Author: A. S. Byatt
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819582
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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The Booker Prize-winning author of Possession presents a stunning, contemporary story set against the clashing politics, passionate ideals, and shifting sexual roles of the early 1960s. In Byatt's vision, the presiding genius of the day seems to be a blend of the Marquis de Sade and The Hobbit. Peopled with weird and colorful characters, charted with brilliant, imaginative sympathy, Babel Tower is as comic as it is threatening and bizarre.

In It to Win

In It to Win

Electing Madam President

  • Author: Lori Cox Han
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1628923288
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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When will the United States elect its first woman president? Many political observers believed that Hillary Clinton would win the White House in 2008, and many still believe she is a strong contender for 2016. Yet, while many believe that electing the first woman president is not a question of if, but who and when, media speculation on the topic has yet to move it from an interesting talking point to political reality. The question remains: Just how close are we to breaking this final political glass ceiling? By merging the two literatures of women and politics (especially women as candidates) and presidential campaigns and elections, a winning strategy for women candidates can emerge by analyzing what political science research tells us from past campaigns and what we can expect in the future.

Running Blind

Running Blind

  • Author: Cindy Gerard
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476739358
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5925
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Passion builds between counterterrorism operative Jamie Cooper and security analyst Rhonda Burns as they work together on the One-Eyed Jacks' latest mission and investigate a sniper attack that left a close friend near death.

Shelter

Shelter

  • Author: Jayne Anne Philips
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547940815
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 408
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In a West Virginia girls camp in July 1963, a group of children experience an unexpected rite of passage. Shelter is an astonishing portrayal of an American loss of innocence as witnessed by a drifter named Parson, two young sisters, Lenny and Alma, and a feral boy. Like Buddy, the wide-eyed boy so at home in the natural bower of the forest, Lenny and Alma are forever transformed by violence, by family secrets, by surprising turns of love. What they choose to remember, what they meet within and around the boundaries of the camp, will determine the rest of their lives. In a leafy wilderness undiminished by societal rules and dilemmas, Lenny and Alma confront a terrible darkness and find in themselves a knowledge never lent them by the adult world. Visceral, filled with suspense and surprise, Shelter is an extraordinary achievement. Jayne Anne Phillips continues to explore family ties and generational complexities. She questions the idea of the existence of evil and brings to startling immediacy the primal divinity of the isolated, mountainous landscape of rural Appalachia. Shelter is a novel of transcendent beauty by one of the finest writers of our time.

Running Fire

Running Fire

  • Author: Lindsay McKenna
  • Publisher: HQN Books
  • ISBN: 1460380703
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3816
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He was a haven in the midst of Hell… Temporarily assigned to the Shadow Squadron in a troubled region of Afghanistan, Chief Warrant Officer and pilot Leah Mackenzie is no stranger to conflict—even if most of her physical and emotional scars are courtesy of her vicious ex. Still, she's got a bad feeling about picking up a team of stranded SEALs. A feeling that's all too justified once enemy fire hits their helicopter and all hell breaks loose… SEAL Kell Ballard's goal was to get the injured pilot out of harm's way and find shelter deep in the labyrinth of caves. It's a place of dark intimacy, where Leah finds unexpected safety in a man's arms. Where prohibited attraction burns brightly. And where they'll hide until the time comes to face the enemy outside…and the enemy within their ranks.

Seducing Harry

Seducing Harry

An Epicurean Affair A Novel

  • Author: Judith Marks-White
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 9780307490674
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Coco Plotnick Hollander Harding, a columnist for Connecticut’s Seaport Gazette, relishes two things in life: food and sex. While the first can be satisfied with a delectable foie gras, her cravings for the latter leave her with hunger pangs of a different sort–particularly since her WASPy husband is not exactly a gourmand in the bedroom. While covering a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs vegetarian banquet for the Gazette, Coco finds her appetite whetted by a very charming (and very married) plastic surgeon, Harry Troutman. The two foodies quickly commence a feast of hot infidelity, but anonymous letters sent to Coco’s husband and Harry’s sleek, self-indulgent wife, Eclaire, hint at the torrid affair . . . and provide the crucial ingredients in a recipe for disaster. Will the lovers receive their just desserts? In this lip-smacking debut novel, Judith Marks-White whips up a five-course meal of saucy wit, steamy sex, and tantalizing scandal that will fill your plate and please your palate. From the Trade Paperback edition.