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The Beast Side

The Beast Side

Living and Dying While Black in America

  • Author: D. Watkins
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1510716408
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 1889
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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.

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.

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 Snarl of the Beast

The Snarl of the Beast

Race Williams #17 (Black Mask)

  • Author: Carroll John Daly
  • Publisher: Steeger Properties, LLC
  • ISBN: 8827516077
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Who is the criminal known only as “The Beast?” Too baffling for the police to solve, it becomes a manhunt in which detective Race Williams must track down “the most feared, the cunningest and cruelest creature that stalks the city streets at night.” But it will soon become Race's most dangerous case as he tries to stay alive. One of the longest and best of the dozens of Race Williams adventures. Story #17 in the Race Williams series. Carroll John Daly (1889–1958) was the creator of the first hard-boiled private eye story, predating Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story by several months. Daly's classic character, Race Williams, was one of the most popular fiction characters of the pulps, and the direct inspiration for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

The Witch and the Engineer

The Witch and the Engineer

  • Author: Jessica Q Fox
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1471616371
  • Category:
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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.

Gunmetal Magic

Gunmetal Magic

A Novel in the World of Kate Daniels

  • Author: Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101585196
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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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…

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...